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WARRENSBURG - Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County Farm to School Program is seeking to identify growers and producers interested in marketing their products to the following school districts: Bolton School District, Fort Ann Central School District, Gens Falls

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Isolated fire house officially fades away Set up in 1940s for summer folks, Lake Desolation Fire Department “didn’t have much of anything” ByLINE: WENDY LIBERATORE

LAKE LUZERNE - Sunday, April 14th at 1pm at the Lake Luzerne Town Complex, 539 Lake Ave., Lake Luzerne. Bring something to share for pot luck, bring your instruments for jammin’ after the meeting. See ya’ll there. www.adirondackbluegrassleague. com 518-221-6231.

Gansevoort Vol. Fire Dept All You Can Eat Breakfast GANSEVOORT - The Gansevoort Vol. Fire Dept. will be holding it’s (All You Can Eat) Country Breakfast on Sunday, April 14, 2019 with the Easter Bunny during the hrs of 8 - 11am at the Gansevoort Firehouse. Donations Adults $9.00, Seniors 55+ $8.50, Children 6yrs to 12yrs $7.00 and children under 6yrs free.

GREENFIELD CENTER - The Lake Desolation Fire Department, which in recent years had been reduced to nothing more than a social club, is officially dissolving. Greenfield Fire District Chief Jay Ellsworth said the station in a remote corner of Saratoga County, originally established to extinguish fires for summer residents along the lake, has been inoperable for years.

“They never had their own fire district,” Ellsworth said. “They never had any gear, any air packs -- they didn’t have much of anything” beyond a pickup truck. Ellsworth said the volunteer department had folded for “lack of participation.” He said there was never a gap in coverage to the lake because his Middle Grove Fire Company, one of four all-volunteer stations that he oversees, has been responsible for covering the lake area for years. According to a Saratogian article published in 2008, the Lake Desolation Fire Company was formed in 1946 after a camp burned down because the fire company could not get to the

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scene in a timely manner. “Our purpose is to keep a truck on top of the hill,” said Mark Gauthier, Lake Desolation fire department president, told the newspaper then. “It takes about 20 minutes for the Middle Grove fire department to come up.” He also said that the unofficial station crew, which Gauthier said had a chainsaw, was to save lives and let Middle Grove Department save the building. Ellsworth, who said his all-volunteer stations field 1,500 calls a year, said the fire house is selling its property and liquidating its assets. “It’s in the hands of the lawyers,” Ellsworth said. “Where the money is goes, I’m not quite sure.” Supreme Court papers filed in Saratoga County in January show that attorney David Pentkowski is handling the matter. When the Times Union reached out to his firm, Pentkowski, Pastore and Freestone, the person who answered the phone said Pentkowski would not comment.

Tick season nears: Here’s what to expect Crawler is about the size of a poppy seed, carries plenty of peril ByLINE: BETHANY BUMP

CAPITAL DISTRICT - Warming weather, melting snow, the ability to walk outside without chattering your teeth -- all are welcome signs of spring. But unfortunately here in the Northeast, they’re also signs that tick season is nearly upon us. As snow cover disappears and temperatures warm, adult ticks that survived the winter will emerge from their cold-weather homes beneath the leaf litter and start looking for blood. Tick experts can’t say for sure whether this year will

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Broke polo club to be sold Owners say buyer vows season's events go on ByLINE: WENDY LIBERATORE

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Fresh Air Fund Seeks Volunteers CAPITAL DISTRICT The Fresh Air Fund looks forward to celebrating National Volunteer Week, which is from April 7th to April 13th this year. It is

an opportunity to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our inspiring volunteers, hosts and supporters in the Albany Area. The Fresh Air Fund’s programs would not be possible without the commitment of our dedicated

volunteers, many of whom are also host families, who serve on committees, interview prospective host families, publicize the program and plan summer activities. Additionally, individuals and local businesses give generously of their time and resources to make The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program a great success throughout the Albany Area each summer. As we hear from alumni and connect with long standing host families, we continue to learn how Fresh Air Fund summers have impacted lives – and continue to transform lives many years later. We have learned that a summer can last a lifetime. The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-forprofit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. First time Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from seven to 12 years old, who live in

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Town of Greenfield Historical Society April Meeting GREENFIELD - The Town of Greenfield Historical Society will hold its April meeting on Tuesday the 16th at 7:00pm at the Greenfield Community Center, 25 Wilton Road. Our speaker will be Michael DeMasi. Mr. DeMasi was a capital region journalist for many years, and he has written a book based on many of the stories he covered. It is titled What They Said-25 Years of Telling Stories. The public is invited to attend.


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GANSEVOORT - April 12, 2019. 10:00a.m.12:30p.m. This hike is one of our most strenuous here at Moreau. We will be hiking 0.9 miles up to the beautiful view of Moreau Lake. This is a steep hike and towards the end it gets a bit rocky. Bring plenty of water and a snack or lunch to eat at the overlook. Registration is required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office, $1 for 62+ and children, $2 for everyone else. Rating: Expert.

Moreau. We will be hiking 0.9 miles up to the beautiful view of Moreau Lake. This is a steep hike and towards the end it gets a bit rocky. Bring plenty of water and a snack or lunch to eat at the overlook. Registration is required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office, $1 for 62+ and children, $2 for everyone else. Rating: Expert.

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GANSEVOORT - April 18, 2019. 10:00a.m. AND 2:00p.m. This class is intended for children ages 1-6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. We will read a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event. Each child costs $1.

Lake Bonita Hike at Moreau Lake State Park

GANSEVOORT - April 18, 2019. 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m. This moderate hike scales half-way up the Palmertown mountain range. Learn from the park educator how this trail got its name. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Fees apply. Rating: Moderate.

GANSEVOORT - April 13, 2019. 10:00a.m.2:00p.m. Come to this spring event that is free for the whole family! There will be games, crafts and refreshments including a scavenger hunt and egg coloring. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 793-0511.

GANSEVOORT - April 15, 2019. 10:00a.m.12:00p.m. This hike has a couple ups and downs that travel around Lake Bonita. This hike is about 2+ miles and has some beautiful views of the Lake. Keep your eyes peeled and you will see some lovely rock outcroppings and maybe some neat wildlife. Registration is required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Beginner.

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Full Moon Hike at Moreau Lake State Park

GANSEVOORT - April 19, 2019. 7:00p.m.-9:00p.m. Our Park Naturalist will be leading this month’s Full Moon Hike. While walking around the lake, we will point out flora and fauna as the sun is setting and the moon is rising. Call for reservations with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Program fees apply. Rating: Beginner.

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ty, forecasts tick populations by surveilling the abundance of white-footed mice out and about each previous summer. “Mice, as cute as they are, are filthy little creatures whose blood streams are full of pathogens,” he said. “And they’re particularly excellent tick hosts.” With a moderate to low abundance of white-footed mice observed last summer, Ostfeld is predicting the region and others like it across the Northeast can expect a moderate to low number of infected ticks this year compared to last. But he, too, says that’s no reason to become lax about tick-bite prevention. While tick season extends from April through Thanksgiving, the period of heightened risk is considered May through July, when blacklegged ticks in the nymph stage venture out for blood meals, said Backenson. “That’s because they’re either infected or have a good chance of becoming infected, but most importantly it’s because they’re so damn small,” he said. The size of a poppy seed, in fact. The smaller the tick, the harder it is to detect. And the longer a tick goes undetected on your skin, the more chance it has to transmit whatever disease it’s carrying. Tickborne diseases are increasingly a cause for concern among public health officials, as they appear to be spreading in both number and geographic reach. In 2017, for example, state and local health departments reported a record 59,349 cases of tickborne disease to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up from 48,610 cases a year earlier. From 2004 to 2016, the number of reported cases nationwide doubled, and seven new tickborne pathogens were discovered.

Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park Announces Earth Day Student Essay Contest WILTON - Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park invites students to participate in an essay contest in honor of the 49th annual

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Additionally, tick species appear to be making their way into new-to-them areas of the U.S., expanding their reach to the west, north and south. Researchers believe this is the result of warming temperatures, reforestation, development into previously wooded areas and, perhaps, simply people spending more time outside. In New York, ticks were mostly a Long Island and Westchester County problem until about 15 to 20 years ago, Ostfeld said, when they started making their way up the Hudson Valley. Now, he said they can be found in the Capital Region, North Country, Finger Lakes and Southern Tier. “It’s shockingly fast, to my mind, how much real estate has been gobbled up by this expanding tick population,” he said. “And they show no sign of slowing down.” Lyme remains the most common tickborne disease in New York with 9,803 cases reported in 2017, followed by anaplasmosis with 1,196 cases and babesiosis with 697 cases. Finalized data for 2018 are not yet available, Backenson said, though preliminary reports show a slight decline. Anaplasmosis appears to be particularly prolific in the Capital Region, he said, with the counties bordering Massachusetts and Vermont reporting cases in the triple digits compared to single or double-digit cases seen elsewhere. People with anaplasmosis will often experience fever, headache, chills and muscle aches. “A number of physicians in the Capital District have done a good job of trying to work with colleagues and explain, you know, this is what you should be on the lookout for,” he said. “Because it’s just not as common or as familiar as Lyme.” The CDC will also continue to investigate the spread and disease threat posed by the Asian longhorned tick, which was first discovered on U.S. soil in New Jersey in 2017. It has since spread to eight other states including

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FAST FACTS: Preventing tick bites Deer ticks live in shady, moist areas at ground level and cling to tall grass, brush and shrubs, usually no more than 18-24 inches off the ground. They also live in lawns and gardens, especially at the edges of woods and around old stone walls. Ways to protect yourself: n n n n n n n n n

Wear light-colored clothing with a tight weave to spot ticks easily. Wear enclosed shoes, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Tuck pant legs into socks or boots and shirt into pants. Check clothes and any exposed skin frequently for ticks while outdoors. Consider using insect repellent. Stay on cleared, well-traveled trails. Walk in the center of trails. Avoid dense woods and bushy areas. Avoid sitting directly on the ground or on stone walls. Keep long hair tied back, especially when gardening. Bathe or shower as soon as possible after going indoors (preferably within two hours) to wash off and more easily find ticks that may be on you. Do a final, full-body tick check at the end of the day (also check children and pets), and remove ticks promptly.

Source: New York State Department of Health

CAPITAL DISTRICT - Saratoga Automobile Museum. 518-587-1935. www. saratogaautomuseum.org - If you love automobiles, then be sure to join us on our yearly pilgrimage to the New York International Auto Show. This is our fifth year making the journey to the world’s most amazing automotive event. Spend a day at the NYIAS and in New York City! We have two buses planned this year, giving you two chances to see some of the newest and most exciting vehicles the industry has to offer! The first is on Monday, April 22 and the second is on Saturday, April 27. Time is running out, get your tickets now! $85 for Museum members and $100 non-members. The bus will depart from

the Museum’s parking lot promptly at 7 a.m. and will depart New York City at 6:30 p.m. to return to Saratoga Springs. Price includes: round trip motor coach transportation to and from New York City and your admission to the New York International Auto Show.

Call for Vendors to Maple in April Festival HADLEY - Looking for vendors offering crafts, food, art, local produce, non-profit organizations and commercial businesses. Well attended spring festival Saturday and Sunday, April 27 & 28 8am-4pm . Register for a 10’ x 12’ space for the twoday event $75. Well advertised and visible event along Rockwell St, County Rte 4, Hadley, NY. Contact Tyrone Nichols 518-6963693 or via email hadleyba2003@yahoo.com


Easter

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Easter Brunch

For Reservations Please Call 518-674-1770

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

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Reservation Only from 10:00am-3:00pm

Buffet To Include

~Fresh Fruit ~Cinnamon Rolls ~Danish ~Potatoes O’Brien ~Bacon ~Sausage ~Scrambled Eggs ~Belgium Waffles ~French Toast ~Tossed Salad ~Caesar Salad ~Baked Ziti w/Meatballs ~Vegetable Medley ~Seafood Alfredo ~Broiled Haddock ~Baked Ham w/Pineapple ~Chicken Parmesan ~Turkey w/Stuffing ~Roast Beef ~Dessert Table

Adults - $19.95 / Kids (under 12) - $9.95 Beverages, Tax and Gratuity not included

Golf Course Open for the 2019 Season Semi-Private 18 Hole Championship Course Daily Specials and Junior Golf Programs Junior Golf Program

open to boys & girls, 8-14 years old 5 sessions (Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday) Camp runs from 7:45 am till 11:45 am Ron Choquette, PGA Junior Achievement Award (518) 674-1770 or email burdenlakecc@yahoo.com Applications at the website burdenlakecountryclub.com

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Rockwell Falls Presbyterian Church will hold a Seder Meal and Service on

Maundy Thursday, April 18 starting at 5:30pm

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Bring a dish to share. Everyone is welcome. In addition there will be a

Sonrise Community Easter Service at the boat launch across from Hadley-Luzerne High School

on Sunday, April 21st starting at 6:45am

Also on April 21st, the Church will hold its Traditional Easter Service at 9:30am in the Church Sanctuary.

Free Lunches CORINTH - April – no Free Lunch at Holy Mother & Child but, as part of Good Friday, there will be a Free Lunch at the Presbyterian Church, Palmer Ave. at 12:00 noon. All are invited to attend.  Following there will be a Walk with the Cross if anyone wishes to participate and Stations of the Cross at Holy Mother and Child at 2:00 pm., again if anyone wishes to attend.  We encourage everyone in the community to attend the luncheon.

Armchair Destinations QUEENSBURY - The Queensbury Senior Center (QSC) is pleased to announce our Armchair Destinations series. This series will provide the community with the opportunity to explore, learn and discover foreign countries all from the comfort of QSC. We will “visit” a new country each month immersing ourselves in that country’s culture, history, cuisine, music, art and more! Attendees will receive an armchair passport and collect stamps from each country they “visit.” Our fourth destination for 2019 is Germany During this “visit” we will explore the people of the region and their beautiful culture, sample authentic cuisine, listen to traditional music, learn about the local flora and fauna, and view some artifacts from the country

TOWN OF DAY

MEMBERS NEEDED FOR THE BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW

Board meets on the 4th Tuesday in May (Grievance Day) and hears grievances on property assessments. There is an organizational meeting prior to Grievance Day. Training is provided.

PLEASE SEND LETTER OF INTEREST TO: Supervisor Preston Allen Day Town Hall - 1650 North Shore Road, Hadley, NY 12835 by April 18th, 2019

Corinth Village & Town Residents Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule

The Dept. of Public Works will be flushing fire hydrants Monday through Friday, APRIL 15TH through APRIL 19TH & APRIL 22ND through APRIL 26TH between 6:00AM and 2:30PM as follows: April 15-19: Flushing will occur on Main St. and all areas east of Main Street. April 22-26: Flushing will occur at all areas west of Main Street. Residents are urged not to wash clothes during flushing as water may be discolored, and also to flush hot water tanks. By Order of the Board of Trustees Arthur Lozier III - DPW Superintendent

AROUND YOUR CO of the month. Come collect your fourth stamp! The presentation will take place at the Queensbury Senior Center on Friday April 12 1-2pm. This series is open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. Members free ($1 suggested donation), Not Yet Members $3. RSVP to Sharon at (518) 761-8224.

Adirondack Folk School Schedule for Apr 12-18, 2019 LAKE LUZERNE - 51 Main Street Lake Luzerne. (518) 696-2400. www. adirondackfolkschool. org - Note: See website for more info on each class. All classes are held at the Adirondack Folk School unless otherwise noted. Friday April 12 - Introduction to Pyrography with Bret Collier. #13200412. 1 day. 9am-4pm. Tuition $105. Member Tuition $85. Materials fee $30. Friday – Sunday, April 12-14 - Forge a Carving Knife, Make a Case and Whittle a Spoon with Lucian Avery. #1323-0412. 3 days. 9am-4pm. Tuition $365. Member Tuition $315. Materials fee $90. NOTE: Hard shoes and long pants are required for student’s safety. Saturday April 13 - Adirondack Berry Picking and Gathering Basket with Beverly Cornelius. #1335-0413. 1 day. 8:30am-5:30pm. Tuition $115. Member Tuition $95. Materials fee $40. NOTE: Student to bring to class: Basin for water, sheetrock knife, an old towel and washcloth, clip clothespins and a spray bottle. Saturday April 13 - Fly Fishing - Casting Basics with Paul Sinicki. #14050413. 1/2 day. 9am-12pm. Tuition $55. Member Tuition $45. Materials fee $10. NOTE: This is an active casting course. Students 16 or older who have a NYS fishing license can cast into the lake. Those without will cast on dry land. Students must bring a hat and glasses to wear for safety. Saturday April 13 - Hand and Power Tool Safety with Frank Lagace and Jim Schreiner. #14700413. 1 day. 9am-4pm. Tuition $105. Member Tuition

$85. Materials fee $15. Sunday April 14 Herbal Homemade House Cleaners with Amy Cason. #1393-0414. 1 day. 9am4pm. Tuition $105. Member Tuition $85. Materials fee $45. Sunday April 14 - Rugs from Rags with Caroline Dvorak. #1355-0414. 1/2 day. 12pm-4pm. Tuition $80. Member Tuition $60. Materials fee $10.

Adirondack Folk School 2019 Quilt Block Challenge Invitation LAKE LUZERNE 51 Main Street - Lake Luzerne.(518) 696-2400 www.adirondackfolkschool.org Dear Quilters, This year’s Adirondack Folk School quilt block challenge theme is: “Adirondacks from A to Z.”! Each block will illustrate a letter of the alphabet representing a place, thing, animal, or activity found in our beautiful Adirondacks. Sign up quickly to get the letter you want! Challenge Rules: 1.   Your packet provides you with three fabrics which must be incorporated into your block, and one must be a major part of the block. The block should measure 12 x 12 inches. 2.  Packets and further information may be picked up at the Folk School Beginning March 30 on a first come first serve basis. You must declare your letter of the alphabet when you pick up the materials. Your completed block must be returned to the school by April 12. For further information contact the Folk School at 518-696-2400. 3.   Be sure to fill out the top part of the registration form and leave it in the office. 4. If you’re out of town, call the school at 518-6962400 so we can send your packet to you. We will have a reception at the Folk School on May 3 from 6:30 – 8:30 at which time the blocks will be judged, voted on, and ribbons awarded in the following categories: Use of challenge fabric, representation of theme, craftsmanship, originality,

novice quilter, viewer’s choice, member’s choice, Town Supervisor’s choice (Lake Luzerne and Hadley). The blocks will be exhibited through May 5 at the Folk School, then incorporated into a sampler quilt which will be raffled off with part of the proceeds going to the AFS Scholarship Fund. Sheri Ansel’s book, Adirondack Alphabet, might give you inspiration, and is available for viewing in the School office. Get started and have fun!

Woodcock Program at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park WILTON - On April 12 at 7:15 pm Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park will be hosting a program on the amazing American woodcock, also known as the timberdoodle. Every year we have volunteers who go out as part of a citizen science program to document the presence of these birds in the meadows of the Saratoga Sandplains. In this program, participants will learn about and even go out and help with surveying the American woodcock. Following a presentation at the Park Office at 80 Scout Road, we will go on a short walk to listen for the sounds of the mating flight and courtship ritual of woodcocks that may be nearby. Space is limited and registration is required by April 10th. For more information or to register, please call the Preserve & Park office at 518-450-0321 or via email at info@wiltonpreserve. org.

Corinth Community Churches to Honor Community Cupboard Food Pantry Volunteers CORINTH - In recognition of National Volunteer Week 2019 being celebrated all across our nation from April 7 - 13, the Corinth Community Churches wishes to take this opportunity to honor each and every one of our Community Cupboard food pantry volunteers for the outstanding work they

do to help serve people who are hungry. The Corinth Community Cupboard is run entirely by volunteers and serves an average of 300 people on a monthly basis. We could not do this important work without the approximately 40 dedicated volunteers who provide this critically necessary service. The Community Cupboard is located at 6 Fourth Street in Corinth and is available to residents of the Corinth School District Tuesdays and Fridays from 2-5 pm; Wednesdays from 6-8 pm; and Thursdays from 9 am - noon.

Middle Grove United Methodist Church Soup & Song MIDDLE GROVE - Join us at the Middle Grove United Methodist Church on Sat., April 13 for Soup & Song. 4pm - 6:30pm enjoy a bowl of homemade soup, bread, coffee, tea, milk.  Cost: donation.  At 7pm there will be a concert by The Remnants for all starting at 7pm.  Cost: Love offering. The church is located at 429 Middle Grove Rd (corner of Middle Grove and North Creek Rd).  

Monthly Program of Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club SARATOGA SPRINGS - Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Saratoga Springs Public Library, “Adirondack Place Names: Why Is that Thing Over There Called That?” presented by Erik Schlimmer. Monthly program of Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club. Co-Sponsored by Saratoga Springs Public Library. Free. 7 pm. For more info: Sarah King at programs@adk-gfs.org


OMMUNITY Parks-Bentley Place Opening for the Season MOREAU/SO. GLENS FALLS - Parks-Bentley Place, the home of the Historical Society of Moreau and South Glens Falls, will open on April 13, 2019 for the season. The house is located at 53 Ferry Boulevard in South Glens Falls. Open hours for April , May and June will be Saturdays from 1 to 4 P.M. There will be volunteers available to guide you and to tell about this wonderful historic building. The original part of the home, which is the oldest in South Glens Falls, was built by Daniel Parks in 1766. Also in the house are Victorian areas, a summer kitchen, and purported Underground Railroad hiding places. On the grounds there is an 1812 schoolhouse and 1800’s technology exhibit. Plans for later in the summer include an exhibit of maps from the Society’s collection, plant sale on June 8 and the annual Flag Day Celebration on June 9 as well as children’s programs in July and August. For information check out our website at www. parksbentleyplace.org. To contact the Society the email address is parksbentleyplace@gmail.com.

History Night at Corinth Free Library CORINTH - On Monday, April 15 at 7pm, Rachel Clothier from the Corinth Museum will be at the Corinth Free Library to share memories of Corinth’s past. The recent Town of Corinth Bicentennial has renewed interest in Corinth’s past. We are hoping to start an informal local history group. Please join us if you are interested in local history and enjoy learning more about our past. If you have historical photos of Corinth that you would like to share, please bring them.

Village of Corinth Meetings for April CORINTH - The Village of Corinth has added the following meetings for April 2019: Village Board Meeting –

Wednesday, April 17th, 6PM, Corinth Firehouse Zoning Board meeting on Tuesday, April 30th, 5:30PM at the Village Hall.

Upstate Model Railroaders Open House SO. GLENS FALLS - In January, at one of the largest railway shows on the east coast, the Amherst Railway Society’s Winterfest 2019, in Springfield, Mass. Club member and former club president, Forest Bevins, took First Place with his N scale TTrak (Tabletop Track) module. His module was among 130 modules being judged at the show. He was set up with Northeast NTrak. The TTrak judges were from Kato, a worldwide model railroad manufacturer. To see this module and more, come visit the Upstate Model Railroaders at their open house Wednesday, April 17th from 7 - 9 pm. Club members will be on hand to answer questions and to show visitors around the scales. For more information, visit our website www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com .The club is located at 22 Hudson Falls Rd., South Glens Falls.

Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society Speakers Series Presents “The Saratogian Who Changed WWII History” HADLEY-LUZERNE Thursday, April 18, 2019. 7:00pm. Hadley-Luzerne Public Library. 19 Main St., Lake Luzerne. Author and Associated Press reporter Chris Carola tells the story of U.S. Army Lieutenant Jack Wilpers, a Saratogian who found himself making global headlines just days after WW II ended. Wilpers was part of an Army Intelligence Unit that captured Japanese Prime Minister Hikedi Tojo and brought him to justice. Carola will discuss the very human story of how he convinced Wilpers to talk about this significant turn of events for the first time, 65 years after it hap-

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pened. The program is free and open to the public. For further information please email kinnearmuseum@ gmail.com.

Kids Day at Saratoga Automobile Museum SARATOGA SPRINGS - 518-587-1935. www. saratogaautomuseum.org - Bring the whole family out for another day of fun at the Saratoga Automobile Museum! On Friday, April 19, we’ll be hosting another Kids Day at the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with fun activities planned! For this Kids Day, we’ll be welcoming the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, as well as, Mad Science, and local author, Vicki Addesso Dodd will be performing readings from her children’s book. Kids under 12 will get FREE admission and adults pay regular museum admission! We will also have our distracted driving simulators set up for teens (16 years and older) and adults. The simulators demonstrate the dangers and consequences of driving while distracted. Our Kids Day Series at the Saratoga Automobile Museum is a great way to introduce families to what the Museum has to offer.

Canine Training Classes Offered in Saratoga County SARATOGA COUNTY - On Monday evenings beginning May 6th, canine training classes will be held at the 4-H Training Center, 556 Middle Line Road, Ballston Spa. The 8-week program is open to youth ages 8-18, as well as adults. Over 80 local dogs enjoy these annual classes, which is run by and benefits the Saratoga County 4-H program. Beginner, Graduate Beginner, Novice, Advanced Novice, Agility, and Rally classes will be offered. Classes are taught by volunteer instructors. Agility is offered for youth only. Class size is limitedfirst come, first served, and youth will be given priority. Mixed breeds and purebred dogs are welcome. The cost for all eight

sessions is $10-$15 for youth ages 8-18, depending on the class, and $60 for adults. Please call the 4-H Office at 518-885-8995 for more information or a registration form. We are asking registrations be submitted by April 19th.

Genealogy and Local History SCHUYLERVILLE - Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet on Saturday, April 20th, at 1 pm at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville. Clifton Park Historian and HH member, John Scherer, will present the program: “Remembering the Dearly Departed: Tombstones, Hair Wreaths and Mourning Customs.” John served as Curator of Decorative Arts at the NYS Museum in Albany from 1967 to 2009 and has authored several local history books and contributed many articles to periodicals and area newspapers. Public is welcome. For information call Ginny at 518-8859309.

HMT Presents “Barefoot In The Park” SARATOGA SPRINGS - Weekends April 20th through May 5th: HMT presents BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, underwritten by Stewart’s/Dake Family. HMT will conclude its 34TH season with the classic Neil Simon romantic comedy. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30pm, and Sunday shows start at 2:00pm. There is no performance on April 21 (Easter Sunday). Tickets are $27 and $24, with discounts available for seniors, students, military, and groups. An optional dinner package is available with Pennell’s Restaurant for $25 per person plus tax and gratuity. For tickets, call the HMT office at 518587-4427 or visit www. HomeMadeTheater.org.

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Upstate Model Railroaders Club will be at Crandall library for Children’s Storytime GLENS FALLS - Monday, April 22nd, from 1 pm -2:30 pm, the Upstate Model Railroaders Club will be at Crandall library for Children’s Storytime on the second floor in the children’s activity area. There will be train stories and railroad related things. The club will have their TTRAK layout set up to let the children run trains and members from the club will be there to answer any questions. Bring the family and discover the joy of trains.

South Glens Falls United Methodist Church Meatloaf and Macaroni & Cheese Dinner SO. GLENS FALLS - 15 Maplewood Parkway. 518-7931152. Saturday, April 27, 2019. 4:30–6:00 PM. Adults $10.00. Children (5-12) $5.00. Complete dinner, soup and homemade desserts.

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Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society

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Hadley-Luzerne Public Library 19 Main Street Lake Luzerne

Author and Associated Press reporter Chris Carola tells the story of U.S. Army Lieutenant Jack Wilpers, a Saratogian who found himself making global headlines just days after WWII ended. Wilpers was part of an Army Intelligence Unit that captured Japanese Prime Minister Hikedi Tojo and brought him to justice. Carola will discuss the very human story of how he convinced Wilpers to talk about this signifcant turn of events for the first time, 65 years after it happened. The program is free, open to the public and handicapped accessible.

For further info: www.kinnearmuseum@gmail.com

Funding for our Speaker Series is made in part by Warren County, the Town of Lake Luzerne, the Town of Hadley and generous donations from our members, residents and visitors.


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Dance Alliance Pat & Sven Peterson Summer Dance Scholarship

Sunday, April 28th and all scholarship applicants will be notified of their status by Monday, May 20, 2019. To apply go to www. dancealliance.org/scholarship/ . For questions contact Tina Baird at 518581-1791 or tfbtap@nycap. rr.com.

CAPITAL DISTRICT The Dance Alliance of the Capital Region is proud to announce the Pat & Sven Peterson Summer Dance Scholarship program for Summer 2019! Dancers in grade 7 through sophomore year in college who are planning on attending a summer dance intensive program are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be a current student member of the Dance Alliance and for a small fee of $6.00 may join to become a member by going to http://www.dancealliance.org/membership/ join/ .The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the applicant’s past dance experience and potential to make a contribution in dance to the applicant’s local dance community or to the field of dance in general. Preference is given to those who are in the Capital District and those who have not recently received a scholarship from the Dance Alliance. The deadline to apply is

“American Pickers” to Film in New York! CAPITAL DISTRICT Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to New York! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in May 2019! AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique

“picking” on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them. As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on

life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way. Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number,

location and description of the collection with photos to: americanpickers@cine-

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The NEW Stony Creek Free Library’s ARTirondacks Gallery/Shop/Studio will be having their very 1st Adult (and serious Teen) Program this Spring!

PROP BUILDING WORKSHOP with Erik Johnsen

Saturday, May 11th 12pm-4pm

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1. Cash-out refinancing: With cash-out refinancing, a person will begin the mortgage process anew with the intention of paying off the current mortgage balance, and then taking out additional funds for other purposes. Cash-out refinancing is a way to tap into a home’s existing equity for use on improvements or other expenses, such as college tuition. 2. Home equity line of credit: The financial experts at Bankrate indicate that a HELOC works like a credit card, with the house as collateral. There is a credit limit, and borrowers can spend up to that limit. The interest rate may or may not be fixed. However, the interest may be tax-deductible if the financing is used to improve, buy or build a home. 3. Home equity loan: Individuals also can borrow against equity in their homes with a fixed interest rate through a home equity loan. Most lenders will calculate 80 percent of the home value and subtract a homeowner’s mortgage balance to figure out how much can be borrowed, according to the financial advisory site The Simple Dollar. 4. Personal loan: Homeowners can shop around at various financial institutions for competitive personal loans to be used for home improvement purposes. Funds may be approved within one business day, which can be ideal for those who want to begin their improvements soon. 5. Personal line of credit: A personal line of credit allows borrowers to borrow only the money needed at the time, and offers a variable interest rate that is generally lower than fixed loan rates. Again, like a credit card, PLOC gives a person a maximum borrowing amount and is ideal for ongoing purchases. 6. Credit cards: In a pinch, credit cards can be used to finance improvements, but they do come with the cost of very high interest rates if the balance is not paid in full by the time the bill comes due. However, for funding smaller projects and maximizing rewards points through home improvement retailers or specific credit card company promotions, credit cards can be a way to earn various perks in addition to the benefit of improving a home. Homeowners looking to finance their next improvements should speak to a financial advisor and shop around for the best types of funding for them.

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Your home How tree services can protect your property Cold weather can take its toll on a property, especially in regions of the world where winters are harsh. Most parts of the landscape are vulnerable to damage from winter storms, but trees may be especially susceptible. By the end of winter, many homeowners wonder if their trees would benefit from some professional TLC. Tree services provide a host of services. While fall is a popular time to remove trees from a property, doing so in spring is not unheard of, especially if trees were affected

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Community Bible Study GLENS FALLS - Better Living Radio, 104.9 FM is sponsoring a Community Bible Study each Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Open Arms Pregnancy Center, 471 Glen Street, Glens Falls. According to Gary Bombard, station manager and study leader, the study will use both Topical as well as Verse by Verse approaches. “This Bible study is suitable for both beginners as well as those familiar with the Bible,” said Bombard. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call Gary at 518-7985235 or visit wblnradio. com.

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*Prices include all available rebates. You may qualify for additional rebates & incentives. Must finance through Chrysler Capital. **Leases through Chrysler Capital include all available rebates and are based on 10,000 miles a year with $2999 cash down; 1st payment, taxes and DMV fees due at inception; security deposit waived for well-qualified buyers; disposition fee $395; 25¢ a mile overage. Lessee is responsible for maintenance and repairs. Chrysler Pacifica lease is for 5,000 miles a year. Pictures for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 4/17/19.

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