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Attention Capital District: PGA Travelers Championship Bus Trip to the Final Sunday Round is on June 23, 2019 CAPITAL DISTRICT Join the Rotterdam Elks for another memorable Sunday at the Travelers Championship PGA golf tournament on June 23rd. Bubba Watson will not only will defend his title win from last year

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puter link must be filled out for our special military guests. Trip pricing for nonmilitary is $115 but for Vet related families will be $85 each for them since they are awarded a free ticket. 15 or younger will also be $80. All proceeds will go to Cerebral Palsy at the “Center for Disability” which is the NYS Elks Major Project. Call Chairman Paul Ungerland at (518) 3840221 to reserve your seat with payment. We will board the bus at 7:30 AM leaving at 8:00 AM from the Rotterdam Elks Lodge. Deadline is May 23, 2019. Tickets will go fast. Early commitments to this year’s Travelers Championship already include five players currently ranked in the top 15 in the world: Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Francesco Molinari and Tony Finau. Please email me with your intentions at I’ll send you a form to fill out with

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Capital District Jazz Presents Jazz Concert with Trifecta: Wayne Hawkins Dave Gleason Rob Lindquist SARATOGA SPRINGS - Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 PM. Spring St Gallery, 110 Spring St., Saratoga Springs. Tickets: $15.00 https://www. event/4077033 Jazz at the Spring is continuing its mission to introduce new groups and music to the Capital District by presenting the new piano trio Trifecta on Thursday May 30th. What is a jazz piano trio? Piano bass and drums, right? Well think again. . .how about three pianos? When Capital Region pianists Rob Lindquist and Dave Gleason, who have known each other from

their student days at the Crane School of Music, met Wayne Hawkins, a recent transplant from Kansas City, they realized they were kindred musical spirits, and Trifecta was the result. These three seasoned piano players take the stage simultaneously to navigate the complexities of the piano as they delve into the Jazz repertoire. Jazz at the Spring is held the last Thursday of each month at the Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs, and is sponsored by Capital District Jazz, Ltd. (CDJ) a 501(c)3 not-forprofit organization formed by practitioners and fans who love jazz music. CDJ is offering a number of free tickets for youth age 17 and under. If you are interested in obtaining a free ticket please inquire via email Tickets are available in advance at: brown paper tickets: https://www. event/4077033



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Saratoga Spa forum focuses on security Civil discussion again concerns arming of school grounds monitors ByLINE:  WENDY LIBERATORE

SARATOGA SPRINGS - The candidates for the city's school board didn't waste any time Wednesday night, zeroing in on what Shaun Wiggins called "the elephant in the room" -security. Wiggins, along with the other six candidates, John Brueggemann, Ed Cubanski, Dean

"I respect every single person at this table," Wiggins said. "At the end of the day, we all want our children to be as safe as possible. The question is what does that look like?" He said that school resource officers, of which the school has two, are too costly to hire for every one of the district's eight campuses. He said it would be wiser to train the 14 parttime monitors in school security. The monitors, unlike SROs, are untrained in school safety procedures. They lost their guns on campuses last October after the school board voted 5-4 to comply with state and federal law. Brueggemann said having more guns does not make children safer. He said there is no "expert supervision" over monitors who are carrying guns. Moreover, he said "the real gains in safety are found in prevention." Woytowich acknowledges that prevention is important, but that two SROs for a district the size of Saratoga Springs is not enough. Please see FORUM 18

Fight over weedy hole in city's heart Auto repair shop says neighbor's construction would ruin business ByLINE:  WENDY LIBERATORE

SARATOGA SPRINGS - The owner of Union Coachworks uses every inch of his business' property. In the lot behind his auto repair shop on Caroline Street, Burt Schwab parks cars that are waiting for or finished with repairs. On that same lot, set behind his two-bay garage and

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office, he houses a storage shed with refuse oil and used tires that are headed for recycling. "It's a tight fit for us," Schwab said. Not surprisingly, Schwab was not amenable to allowing an adjacent property owner to tear up at least eight feet of his lot to accommodate the construction of a new building, Pavilion Place, on Henry Street. When he refused to allow the owners of the Henry Street property, Jeffrey Pintuff and Places in Saratoga LLC, to infringe on his and two other Caroline Street properties, Pintuff filed suit. The suit sought a license allowing his contractor, Bonacio Construction, to excavate for


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CAPITAL DISTRICT - La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY is sponsoring a trip to France, featuring the 75th Anniversary of D-Day & Normandy, April 23 - May 7, 2020. Rates include round trip air from New York, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers, and 20 meals. Highlights of the trip: Paris, River Seine cruise, Normandy, Omaha Beach, Le Mont St. Michel, Loire Valley, 2-night Chateau stay, winery tour, Lyon, Les Halles de Lyon, Paul Boscuse Market, Avignon, Creme Brûlée Cooking demonstration, Nice, Monaco. Plenty of time to explore on your own. For more information, pricing or a brochure, call Lisa at 518-785-3338 or lisa@

Consciousness -Raising Book Discussion SARATOGA SPRINGS - Sunday, May 19 at 6 p.m. Join us for a spiritual book discussion. All are welcome whether or not they’ve read. This month’s book Mystic Path to Cosmic Power by Vernon Howard. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures at Woodlawn

League of women voters of Saratoga County Online Guide for School District Elections SARATOGA COUNTY - The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County has produced an online guide for voters for the School District Elections. Voters can access it by going to the League website, and selecting from the list of School District elections. In addition, information is provided for each district such as hours the polls are open, whether absentee ballots are available, and if registration is required to vote. Voters may also go to, enter their address, and see which races and referenda are also on their ballots. Most of the candidates in the county who are seeking election positions agreed to participate in the On-line Guide this year, providing voters with biographical information,

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Vendors Needed for Spring Into Summer Malta Marketplace CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Malta Department of Parks and Recreation is announcing the date for their Spring Into Summer Malta Marketplace as Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 9:00am3:00pm. Vendors selling art, handcrafts, seasonal products and more are being sought for this lovely indoor/ outdoor market at the Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Drive

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Columbia High Class of 1964 55th Class Reunion Save The Date CAPITAL DISTRICT - Friday, September 6, 2019 at Quigleys Restaurant, East Greenbush. 6 to 11pm. Call Valerie Figel Femia 518-477-7839 or Sharon DeJong Romer 518-477-6619.

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To Love A Child Seeks Donors for June Dollar for Dollar Match CAPITAL DISTRICT To Love A Child is seeking donors for its June Dollar for Dollar Match. Each dollar that is donated to To Love a Child, Inc. will be matched dollar-for-dollar during the month of June up to $10,000! Your donation will help people suffering from abject poverty—those deprived of basic human needs, including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education and information. Why donate to To Love a Child? • We bring HOPE and CHANGE LIVES! • We make a tremendous difference in the lives of people who have no other means of assistance. • We believe in sustainability; long-term success, providing a future and survival. • Over 90% of our donations are directed to

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Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show to Benefit Spina Bifida BALLSTON LAKE June 8, 2019 – 10 am to 2 pm – Morris Ford presents Spina Bifida of Northeastern New York’s Car Show and Food Truck Event. Car show is open to all cars, trucks, motorcycles of any year, make or model. Vehicle registration is a $10 donation to Spina Bifida of Northeastern New York. Spectators are free, event is open to everyone…. check out cars and enjoy great food!! Good Bags, raffles, door prizes, dash

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Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center Brown Bag Lunch Series SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center, in partnership with the Saratoga Springs Public Library, announces the final program for the Spring 2019 Brown Bag Lunch Series, an annual educational program meant to highlight the rich history, culture and traditions of our city and Heritage Area. Thursday, June 13, 2019 program: “Bare Knuckles and Saratoga Racing: The Remarkable

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Southern Saratoga Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale SARATOGA COUNTY - The Southern Saratoga Garden Club will hold its annual Plant and Bake Sale on Fri. May 31 from 9AM till 3PM at 8 Berkshire Dr., Sherwood Forest, Clifton Park, NY. The sale will feature a wide variety of shade and sun perennials, named specimen hostas (mini, small, medium and large), handcrafted garden ornaments as well as planters, tools and garden deco. An array of

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Herb, Perennial Plant & Garden Decor Sale SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saturday June 8, 9 am to 1 pm, Italian American Center, 247 Grand Avenue, Saratoga Springs. A variety of perennial plants will be available for sale as well

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Did you know? Many an amateur landscaper has encountered grubs while tending to their lawns, but even the most attentive green thumber may have a lawn infested with grubs and not know it. According to the pest and weed experts at Roundup®, grubs often go unnoticed until late summer, when they’ve already done substantial damage to a lawn. Oddly enough, one of the telltales signs of a grub infestation is not the grubs themselves but the animals looking to dine on them. Fully grown grubs make for hearty meals, so homeowners who notice raccoons, skunks, armadillos, and/ or birds digging up their lawns may have a grub infestation. That’s because these unwanted guests like to dine on mature grubs

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Captain CHS Proud to Present 10th Annual Route 50 Mile BURNT HILLS - CAPTAIN Community Human Services is proud to present the 10th Annual Route 50 Mile road race on Thursday, June 13th, 2019. The race begins promptly at 6:50pm on the corner of Route 50 and Kingsley Road in Burnt Hills (818 Saratoga Road, Burnt Hills, NY) and finishes at Designer Interiors of Ballston (711 Saratoga Road, Burnt Hills, NY), across from Stewart’s Shops. The route is one mile in length and is followed immediately by the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake PBA’s Flag Day Parade. This family-friendly event, in its tenth year, is open to runners of all ages and experience levels. Registration is $18 per person or $40 per family of four and currently open on our website ( route-50-mile.html) or runners may stop by in person at our Glenville Offices (543 Saratoga Road, Glenville, NY) during

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Crafts and Antiques Vendors Wanted CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa is holding a craft and antique fair. Seeking vendors of handmade crafts, antique/historic collectibles and farm

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Genealogy and Local History SCHUYLERVILLE - Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet on Saturday, May 18th, at 1 pm at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville. Lauren Roberts, Saratoga County Historian, will talk about a special collection of 600 original documents gifted to the Historian’s office. The documents, from the late 1700s and early 1800s, were found beneath the attic floorboards in the historic LaRue family farmhouse in Charlton. Joseph LaRue, an early settler, was one of the county’s first Justices of the Peace. Public is welcome. For information call Ginny at 518-885-9309.


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I sometimes find it amusing how our attitudes toward things change over time. I know we all look back at those pictures of us from the 70s, 60s and earlier and are amazed at the hairstyles and clothes we wore then. I’m sure that a lot of this has to do with the fashion industry and its need to keep us moving along from one trend to the next to ensure that we’re all in a constant state of desire to be “trendy” and all caught up on the latest fashions. You might not realize it but the same thing happens with plants. Some plants are popular for awhile and then they are replaced with another. You can go on the internet and find the “Perennial of the Year” and “Annual of the Year” for this and past years. Sometimes it is the color that makes the plant popular and sometimes it’s because the plant is a newly bred variety. Sometimes, just as in the fashion world, plants that were popular in the past enjoy a revival as new gardeners rediscover plants that their grandparents loved. There’s one plant though, that has suffered a fall from grace so complete that few of us are even aware that it was once one of the most well thought of plants on the planet. The plant I’m referring to is the ubiquitous dandelion. Like most of you, I loathe them in my lawn. I want my lawn to be green… not green and yellow or green and white. I’ll mow off the flowers and mow off the seed pods and even threaten to kill them with weed killer. Like most of you, I’m not a big fan of dandelions. I have a vague recollection of tasting dandelion wine that some older relative used to make. I also recall not being too impressed. I know that they sell the leaves in the grocery stores now. That’s not something that I think we had back in the 70s. So, what’s up with these weeds? It might surprise you to know that, at one time, there was NOT ONE dandelion growing on the entire continent of North America. Even knowing that, you’d probably assume that it was just an unfortunate accident that they’re here…they must have gotten here along with another plant or as a seed stuck to someone’s shoe. Actually, the dandelion, that scourge of our lawns that we detest so much, was brought here by European colonists intentionally. In fact, more than one group of colonists brought it with them to their new homes in America. Germans are known to have brought it with them and Spanish colonists introduced dandelions into Mexico including what is now the American southwest. The reason they made a point of bringing dandelion seed to the New World is because they depended on it to keep them healthy. The dandelion, which is actually a plant native to Asia, has a long history as a beneficial and medicinal plant. In China, it is mentioned in herbal texts as early as the 7th century. We can assume that it was used medicinally in China even earlier. In Wales, it is mentioned in the writing of physicians during the 1200s. A French physician gave us the name dandelion when he called them ‘dent de lion’ or ’teeth of the lion’ describing the ragged shape of the leaf. Other common names for the dandelion have been: Blowball, Cankerwort, Swine Snout, Wild Endive, Sin in the Grass and another French name, pis-en-lit which translates as “wets the bed”. This last name describes the dandelion’s ability as a diuretic. The Latin name for the dandelion is Taraxacum officinale which can be translated as ‘disorder remedy’. Dandelion leaves are a wonderful source of vitamin A as well as potassium, calcium, phosphorus and iron. Common knowledge of our ancestors was that the various parts of the dandelion can be used to treat urinary tract infections, abscesses, eczema, gout, boils, stomach aches and even snakebite. It has also been used to treat high blood pressure and as a liver purifier. The white sap in the flower’s stem has even been suggested as a cure for warts. The list goes on and on. I’m certainly not suggesting that you use dandelions medicinally but it makes for interesting reading. One would think that, since there are references to the benefit of dandelions about as far back in history as history goes, there might be something to all this. One thing is for sure, our ancestors were not going to the New World without the seeds of their favorite cure. It is no wonder that they are everywhere. We may have completely lost sight of the virtues of the lowly dandelion but they are still with us nonetheless. I’ll have to admit that tender young dandelion greens sometimes make it into the salads at my house. They are a little bitter but, when mixed with all the other greens, they’re pretty good. For some, it is an acquired taste. We once served some dinner guests salad with dandelion greens in it without their knowledge. They enjoyed the salad but called the next day to ask us, “What was in that salad anyway?” I won’t go into detail. Suffice it to say, THEY noticed the effect dandelions can have on the digestive system! Thanks for the read.

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Wanted & Looking for Unique Vendors & Artisans CAPITAL DISTRICT - Ballston Area Senior Citizens are gearing up for their Annual Bazaar. Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Milton Community Center. 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa. What is your specialty? pickles & relishes, jams & jellies, breads & homemade bake good, any handmade crafts are appreciated and welcome. We are looking for you to join us. After July 31, Vendors of all kinds well be accepted, on first come bases until closing date September 20. To receive an Exhibit Contract and Town of Milton agreement, and pay to reserve your space. Please contact Sue Heimburg with your Name & mailing address at e-mail— or call Sue @ 518-885-8037 / text message.

Crafters & Vendors Wanted For Fall Fair GLENVILLE - Centre Glenville United Methodist Church. Corner of Sacandaga and Bolt Roads. 5th Annual Fall Craft/ Vendor Fair Sept. 28;

10-4pm. Fee $35.00; INSIDE SOLD OUT; outside room for 40 10x10. This is our fifth year and each year we have grown our vendor participation. Last year’s fair, in spite of some steep competition, was double the size from the previous year! Our local girl scouts have always sponsored a bake sale and we will set up a “Chuck Wagon” to serve a variety of hot and cold menu items throughout the day. We are looking into adding additional “attractions” for 2019 to draw even more patrons. We hope to see some of the same vendors from years past and look forward to meeting new entrepreneurs as well. For more information please visit us our website: www. vendor-fair

Saratoga Senior Center 9 Miles East SARATOGA SPRINGS - Wednesdays 10:5511:20am. A convenient local weekly meal delivery service offered here at the Center. Healthy, delicious food including vegan and gluten-free options. Stop in to pick-up lunch or dinner to go! 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs, (518) 584-1621.

Run with the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department SARATOGA SPRINGS - Spend your summer running with Saratoga’s acclaimed coaches! The summer running program will take place July 1-August 17. Various days and times are available for boys, girls, and families. Visit and click Programs for additional information and to download forms. Contact the Recreation Department at (518) 587-3550 x2300 or email recreservations@saratoga-springs. org with questions.

Meet at the Net with the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department SARATOGA SPRINGS - Develop your volleyball skills and learn rules and strategy at our summer clinic. This clinic will be held July 1-July 5 (no July 4) from 5:30-8:30pm. Everyone age 8-14 is welcome to attend. Visit and click Programs for additional information and to download forms. Contact the Recreation Department at (518) 587-3550 x2300 or email recreservations@ with questions.

Camp Saradac Registration Has Begun SARATOGA SPRINGS - Mark your calendars for another summer of fun at Camp Saradac! Everyone age 5-12 is welcome. For over 70 years Camp Saradac has offered exciting field trips, creative recreational and educational programs, and intriguing arts & crafts. This summer

there will also be daily trips to the East Side Rec to take advantage of the wide open outdoor spaces, playgrounds, and interactive spray fountain. Visit and click Summer Camps for additional information and to download forms. Contact the Recreation Department at (518) 587-3550 x2300 or email recreservations@saratoga-springs. org with questions. See you this summer!

Books for Troops Needs Volunteers CAPITAL DISTRICT Books for Troops is in need of 1-2 volunteers who can work on Mondays from 1-4 in our Latham office which is both heated and air-conditioned. We need people who believe strongly in our mission to send books to the troops to give them a source of escape and entertainment and to remind them that we remember them with pride, gratitude and concern. The work involves sorting, shelving and boxing the books to be sent, as well as labeling them. You must be able to do a lot of bending, as well as carrying the filled boxes weighing about 20-25lbs. a few feet. You will not be asked to mail the boxes. If you are interested in doing this very rewarding work, please contact Ellen Keegan, the director at

Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus Division A Champions SARATOGA SPRINGS - On Saturday, April 13th Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus succeeded in capturing two medals at the Greater New York/New Jersey Region 15 Annual Convention and Competition, Sweet Adelines Interna-

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tional held in Albany. The chorus won first place in Small Chorus Division A (15-30 singing members on stage). Their score also awarded them fifth place overall in the Region 15 Competition. Under the direction of Jenn Hunter, the chorus performed a musical package that included an energetic medley uniting “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh, and “ L-O-V-E” by Bert Kaempfert and Milt Gabler. This piece showcased creative choreography designed by the choreo team. The second song was an exquisite ballad “If You Love Me, Really Love Me,” by Geoffrey Parsons and Marguerite Monnot. Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus is an award winning women’s a cappella group, singing four-part harmony. Performing everything from standards and jazz to ballads and contemporary songs the chorus has been entertaining since 2008. Their musical performance is visually enhanced through characterization and choreography. Through the years this musical group has delighted local audiences at many popular events and venues: Congress Park, Saratoga Race Course, and First Night. Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus is a not-for-profit chartered chorus of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance. Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus rehearses Monday nights at the Knights of Columbus on Pine Rd. in Saratoga Springs. For more information visit the website https://www.

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Artistry in Stitches: An Exhibit of Needle Art CAPITAL DISTRICT - Come experience the needle art of the NY Capital District Chapter Embroiderer’s Guild. Over 300 works from over 60 members will be displayed. Needlework demonstrations will be presented periodically throughout each day. Docents will be available to answer questions and more. New and gently used needlework supplies will be available for sale at our Needlework Closet and baskets from needlework stores will be raffled off. The exhibit is being held at The Carondelet Hospitality Center, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, in Latham on May 16-19, 2019: Thursday 10a-6p/ Friday-Sunday 10a-4p. The facility is handicap accessible. Suggested donation $5.00. Come experience and see for yourself what we are all about. We look forward to seeing you there! http://

Saratoga/Wilton Elks Lodge Presents a BBQ Picnic Dinner SARATOGA/WILTON BBQ Chicken, Pulled Pork, Macaroni Salad, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Rolls and Butter, Dessert, Coffee and Tea. Wednesday May 22, 2019. 4:30-6:30 pm. Donation Requested: $12.00 Adults; $11.00 Seniors (62 years) and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card); $8.00 Children 5-12 ; Children Under 5 Free. $12.00 All Takeouts. Cash Bar Available. 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs.

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AROUND YOUR COMMUNITY Step From The Ground Up Horses CAPITAL DISTRICT - STEP the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program a 501 (c) 3 not -for –profit organization, is offering a non-mounted four week “horse sensory experience” as part of STEP’s Equine Assisted Therapies and Activities at its home stable in Glenville NY for ages 8 and up with focus on those with Anxiety, depression and psychosocial issues in addition to other

special needs. STEP from the GROUND -UP Equine educational program is offered in a safe environment guided by a PATH ESMHL instructor and other professionals. Topics covered include horse safety, leadership, nonverbal communication and bonding, grooming, tacking, and horse handling. Fee for program. Please contact (518) 374.5116 or email: stepatnfec@yahoo. com, or PM on FACEBOOK.

MOREAU STATE PARK EVENTS Moreau Kayak Trip at Moreau Lake State Park GANSEVOORT - May 18, 2019 & May 24, 2019. 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m. Spring is here, come learn kayaking with us! This wonderful spring time paddle is a wonderful way to learn a new fun way to spend time outside. The Park Naturalist will lead this beginner’s paddle around the lake pointing out signs of spring and other wonderful sights that are more enjoyable from an up-close perspective given by a kayak. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office.

Lake Bonita Hike at Moreau Lake State Park GANSEVOORT - May 21, 2019 & May 25, 2019. 2:00p.m.-4:00p.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.

Lake Bonita to Lake Ann at Moreau Lake State Park

GANSEVOORT - May 28, 2019. 10:00a.m.1:00p.m. A Park Educator will lead this hike through part of the woods over at Lake Bonita to Lake Ann. This is a bit of a longer hike but on rather flat land with some ups and downs. This hike will take us about 2.5 miles one way to a beautiful bog. There is a lean to at Lake Ann that we can stop and have lunch at. Make sure to bring some water. Please call for reservations with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. We will meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Moderate.

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brand new unique Colonie Senior Service Centers (CSSC) event entitled Chefs in Motion: Culinary Tasting and Competition, which is taking place on Monday, June 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Lakeview Room at The Beltrone Living Center in Colonie. Led by CSSC, the Times Union and Mazzone Catering, Chefs in Motion is partnering with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the New York State Wine and Grape Foundation to highlight the fantastic items grown and produced in New York State. Participating chefs will be provided a shopping cart of locally sourced products and seasonal produce prior to the event and will be asked to create a signature dish, either a soup, salad or entrée, whose ingredients are at least fifty percent (50%) locally sourced. Chefs/ restaurants currently registered include Atria, The Century House, Chefs Consortium, Druthers Brewing Company, Field Notes, Fin, Honest Weight Food Coop., Martel’s Grill, Mazzone Catering, Navona and Public House 42. The official judges, NYS Ag. and Markets Commissioner Richard Ball, Chef Yono Purnomo, Chef Harold Qualters and Town of Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan, will be scoring in four categories: Creativity, Taste, Appearance, and Use of Locally Sourced Ingredients. At a designated time during the event, participating chefs will present their signature dish to the four judges. In addition, the anticipated

two hundred guests at the event will have the opportunity to sample all the dishes and vote for their personal favorite. Trophies will be awarded in two categories: People’s Choice and Best in Show. Steve Barnes from the Times Union’s Table Hopping will serve as the event’s Emcee. The event will also highlight New York State Vintners, Wine Makers and Sommeliers in an additional competition of “Stump the Wine Expert” as part of the VIP/Honorary Reception at the event’s start time. The wine experts will be tasked with identifying different varietals of wine from five separate grape-growing regions of New York State. VIP Attendees will be provided the same samples to see how well they do compared to the palates of the wine experts. In addition, New York State wine will be sampled throughout the event as well including: Dr. Konstantin Frank (Keuka Lake), Merritt Estate Winery (Niagara Region) and Galway Winery (Ballston Spa). Rare Form Brewery (Troy) will be on hand to serve samples of their incredible brews. Additional pieces to this inaugural event include a make your own sundae bar (with NYS ice cream), a visit from the Dairy Princess, live entertainment, and raffles. A fabulous silent auction featuring tickets to Hamilton at Proctors, international baskets, and other great prizes will be available. Finally, thank you, thank you, thank you to our generous event sponsors: Atria, CDPHP, Morgan Linen, The Times Union, Mazzone’s Catering, Capital Bank, Blairhouse Interiors, Mercury Printing, Herzog Law Firm, Mobility Works,

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Mechanicville High School Class of 1969 50th Reunion CAPITAL DISTRICT - Classmates who have relocated in the last 10 years please notify either or 518-664-7964 for Pam Sgambati (Camerato); or 518664-7236 for Sue Peluso (Ryan) - October 11th & 12th events planned this year.

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uals, family members, or caregivers coping with the neuro-muscular disease, myasthenia gravis. The group meets on the second Saturday of each month at the Latham Fire Department located at 226 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110. The group is free of charge and provides updated educational information and emotional support to those suffering from this condition. For further information contact Barry Levine at (518) 439-5377 or (518) 251-2695 or David Newkirk at (518) 725-7187.

Saratoga/Wilton Elks Lodge #161 Ham & Meatloaf Dinner SARATOGA/WILTON - 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs. Soup, Tossed Salad, Baked Ham & Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Dessert, Rolls & Butter, Coffee, Tea. Wednesday, June 12, 2019. 4:30—6:30 pm. Donation Requested: Adults $12.00; Seniors and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card) $11.00; Children 5-12 $8.00; Under 5 Free. All Takeouts $12.00. Cash Bar Available.

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Furniture and Home Decor Donations Needed SARATOGA COUNTY Spring Cleaning? Redecorating? Donate used furniture & home décor to Rebuilding Together Saratoga to provide home repairs for low-income veterans, seniors & disabled individuals in Saratoga County. Call The Store @ Rebuilding Together for more details! (518) 587-3315.

Books For Troops Asks You To “Adopt-A-Box” CAPITAL DISTRICT - Books for Troops is holding a fundraiser called “Adopt-a-Box.” Held between our two

most patriotic holidays, Memorial Day, (held this year on May 27th) and the 4th of July. In 2017 “Adopt a Box” was able to raise within a month’s time enough money to mail 165 boxes, although our goal had been only 100 within that 30 day period. To those unfamiliar with the term, coined by one of our original volunteers, “Adopt-a- Box” means to pay the postage of $15 to mail a box filled with books and other reading material to the deployed troops anywhere in the world or to 31 VA hospitals in the states or the one in Landstuhl Germany. Our goal this year is to have 150 boxes “adopted” within a 42 day period. In order to Adopt-Box, you simply make out a check to Books

Saratoga Springs’ All-Teen Ad Astra Theatre Troupe Performing Original Adaption of “Trojan Women”

SARATOGA SPRINGS at the Janet Kinghorn Bernard Theater, Skidmore College. Ad Astra Theatre Troupe Ltd. presents an original adaptation of Euripides’ Trojan Women, penned by teenage playwrights Padraig Bond and Catie LeCours. Padraig Bond will be directing the play. The play received a generous grant from the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust for Ad Astra’s third season. Show times are Friday, May 17th at 7 PM, and Sunday, May 19th at 2 PM and 7pm at the Janet

Kinghorn Bernard Theater at Skidmore College, 815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY. Tickets are $15. Students and senior citizens 62 and older have a discounted ticket price of $8. Ad Astra Theatre Troupe is all about empowering local teenagers to make a meaningful contribution to their community through the arts. Ad Astra’s choice of Trojan Women is important because it highlights the impact of war on non-combatants, which is as timely a topic today as it was in ancient times. Ad Astra hopes that its production will inspire young people to consider current world events in a fresh light. Learn more at www.


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If you’re ready to join a highly competitive and sophisticated fabricator with a family feel, then Stone Bridge Iron & Steel is for you. We offer a competitive wage and excellent benefit package including; paid time off, health and dental coverage, 401k and pension plan. Apply in person to complete an application or send resume to: Stone Bridge Iron & Steel, Inc. Attn: Human Resources, 426 Purinton Road, Gansevoort, NY 12831 •

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for Troops and mail it to: Books for Troops, 152 Oak Brook Commons, Clifton Park, NY 12065. We ask you to write on the memo of your check the words adopt-a-box so that your donation will we recorded as part of our fundraiser. If you want to adopt more than one box at $15 a box, they, too, will be counted in the numbers. On July 5th we will record on Facebook the number of boxes that were adopted. What a patriotic way to celebrate our nation’s independence than to remember those who are sacrificing so much to preserve it? As always, thank you for supporting our troops and Books for Troops, now in its 10th year. - Ellen Keegan and Books for Troops Volunteers




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Saratoga County Sundae on the Farm Agricultural Scholarship SARATOGA COUNTY - The Saratoga County Agricultural Promotion Committee will award scholarship(s) of up to $2,000 to Saratoga County two-year, four-year or graduate students pursuing an agricultural degree and career.The award is presented at the Sundae on the Farm celebration on June 16, 2019. Applicant must be: ∙ A resident of Saratoga County, New York ∙ Successfully attending and pursuing an agricultural degree at a college or university ∙ Pursuing an agricultural career to seek employment in the agricultural industry. Applicant information should include: ∙ Name ∙ Address ∙ Phone ∙ Email address ∙ Name of Parent(s)/ Guardian ∙ Date of Birth ∙ College attending Years completed Major Expected degree and Year to graduate ∙ College advisor name and contact information ∙ Copy of college transcripts ∙ A written essay (500 words or less) describing: Your interest and experience in agriculture ∙ How your educational and career goals relate to the field of agriculture ∙ Your agricultural volunteer experiences. Have you ever volunteered for Sundae on the Farm? Application must be postmarked by May 17, 2019 and mailed to: CCE Saratoga – Ag Promotion Committee, 50 West High St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 . Recipient will be notified of date and location of Sundae on the Farm; recipient or a family member must attend to accept the scholarship . This scholarship is made possible by all those who volunteer, support and contribute each year to Saratoga County’s Sundae on the Farm

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restaurants. Schwab said the plan would have destroyed his 30-year-old business because he would have had to turn customers away because there would be no room for cars. "The construction would have come right up to my bay doors," Schwab said. "He never offered me a dime. He wants to use my property for his infrastructure. He wanted to use the property without even asking me." In August 2018, Supreme Court Judge Ann Crowell denied Pintuff's request to excavate into the three properties, saying that there are construction alternatives. "Weighing these risks against the unwanted intrusion on ... Schwab's property and the interruption to his small business and livelihood, the grant of a license ... is denied," court papers read.

Times Union's efforts to reach Pintuff for comment were unsuccessful. His attorney, Javier Mendez, also did not return a Times Union phone call. Meanwhile, Pavilion Place, once the site of a historic livery stable for coach horses, has remained a vacant lot, a weedy hole in the heart of the city for the past year. Mayor Meg Kelly did not respond to Times Union requests for comment on the situation. City Administrator of Planning and Economic Development Bradley Birge said the city hopes the Henry Street project is "something we want to happen." However, Bonacio Construction, which is building the 16,000-square-foot, mixed-used structure, said it will resume work at the end of the month. Mandie Kozlowski, marketing and design coordinator at Bonacio, said there was nothing more she could say about the three-story project. Schwab said any delays






on Bonacio's current project are not his issue. "I've done nothing to slow down or impede the construction, except to say you can't take away my livelihood," Schwab said. "Let me run my business. I'm not interfering with the way they run their business." Schwab said he's also frustrated that he has sent two notifications to have construction fencing that he says is on his property taken down. But Bonacio crews have not removed it. He's disgusted, especially since he has had to spend thousands on legal fees on a project that is not his. "They want to act like I'm not here," Schwab said. "They want to diminish the value of my property to increase the value of their property." wliberatore@timesun­ - 518-454-5445 - @ wendyliberatore


“I do support rearming the monitors,” Woytowich said. “I look forward to working collaboratively with others who may agree to disagree.” Cubanski said arming the grounds monitors too is important because “seconds matter.” “Grounds monitors are already on the payroll,” Cubanski said. “Train them. It would cost $20,000 training. It’s a stop-gap measure.”

Kolligian said continued education and training for anyone with a gun on school grounds is important. Reynolds, the only incumbent, said monitors are still doing their job fulfilling their security role. She also said the school takes a comprehensive approach to the issue including a wide range of plans including SROs and preventative measures. While they didn’t agree on the gun issue, they did on many other matters including the importance of arts education, preventing vaping -- which they agreed was growing to epidemic proportions -and helping children cope with mental health issues like anxiety and depression, which is also growing among students. Lakhtakia said it’s about creating a community in which all students feel a part. “Kids need to feel a sense of ownership,” she said. “I’d love to increase the ownership kids feel, so they all feel they belong and feel positively about the teachers, their peers and their school.”

28th Annual Saratoga Horse Symposium CAPITAL DISTRICT CCE Equine invites you to the 28th Annual Saratoga Horse Symposium! On Saturday May 18, 2019 the area’s foremost horse enthusiasts will gather for

Feathers Along the Mohawk

a day of fun, education, and mingling. Beginning at 8:30 AM, participants will arrive at the Saratoga County 4-H Training Center, 556 Middleline Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Classes will begin at 9:00 AM. Sponsored by New York Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund with The Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund, the symposium is proud to announce ten different presentations and demonstrations by the following experts: Patricia Baker- Saddle Fitting, Sarah CollierEquine Liability: Navigating the Safety in the Agriculture Tourism Act, Liz Deluca- Enhancing Communication through Ground Work, Dr. Lynn Dunn- Demystifying Horse Nutrition, Dr. Kraig Kulikowski- Training or Straining, Jenniffer Longwell- How Can I Tell My Horses’ Teeth Need to Be Floated, Jeff Morse- Driving Demonstration and Presentation, Kim WalkerNatural Horsemanship Techniques for Success, and two presentations by farriers Ashley Gaskey and Mike Isles! Participants will also be able to browse vendors and sponsorship booths while in between classes or bid on a variety of great goods and services in the Silent Auction! Food will be available for purchase throughout the day. Registration is $15 for

adults and $5 for 4-H youth. All proceeds from this annual fundraiser directly benefit educational equine programming and the 4-H Training Center. For more information and to register, please contact Brieanna Hughes at, 518-885-8995, or visit our website at

Step Volunteers Needed for Saturdays & Evening CAPITAL DISTRICT - Equine Assisted Therapies & Activities. STEP the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program a 501 ( c ) 3 not -for –profit organization, is seeking additional SATURDAY & EVENING VOLUNTEER assistant SIDEWALKERS,HORSE LEADERS, AND WRANGLERS for expanded programming. Horse experience is not needed but a plus. A caring heart and a love of SPECIAL NEEDS PEOPLE/ CHILDREN & HORSES is a must! CALL (518) 374.5116 or email Website or PM on Facebook STEP “Success Through Equines & People!”

Free Home Bible Study

BALLSTON SPA - great way to study through the Bible at your convenience. Exciting and informative study that could change your life. Compliments of Free Spirit Fellowship. 518-885-3149. by Jeff Scherer


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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 5/23/19.

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