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The Sport of Kings With the Kentucky Derby a week away what better time to learn about "The Sport of Kings" - horse racing? And that's just what famed racing commentator and Sporting News columnist Brad Telias (l) will be speaking about this Sunday at the Freight Depot Theater in Cambridge. He will discuss all aspects of horse racing and the event is free and open to the public. See page 7.


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It's Fiber Tour Weekend! The music and dance of West Africa comes to the Easton Library this Saturday, as the Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater performs. This event is free and open to the public. Details inside.

20th Annual Washington County Fiber Tour this weekend Come meet the animals: sheep, alpaca and even Angora rabbit farms! Plus, much more the whole family will enjoy. See details on page 4.

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Quilt Raffle WASHINGTON COUNTY The Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) is sponsoring a Farmland Quilt Raffle to benefit the protection of local farms. Handmade by Diane Jilek, the quilt depicts the agrarian landscape of upstate New York. Tickets may be purchased at the Greenwich, Salem and Cambridge branches of Glens Falls National Bank, or at the ASA office in Greenwich. The winner will be drawn on July 8.


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SALEM Reservations are requested by Friday, April 27, for a Meet and Greet event for representatives from area arts organizations that will be held on Sunday, May 6, at Salem Art Works, 19 Cary Lane in Salem.

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You’ll learn about the exciting events local arts organizations have planned for this year. Light fare will be served and tours of SAW’s 120-acre campus will be available. Information/reservations: 518-854-7674, or email


Pastel Exhibition SALEM An exhibition by local artist Tom Kerr titled, “Color Country: Impressions in Pastel,” will run through Friday, June 1, at the Courthouse Community Center, 58 E. Broadway in Salem.


Baseball Parade SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Schuylerville Athletic Association will hold its annual Opening Day of Baseball and Opening Day of Softball, starting with a parade at 10 a.m. from the Schuyler House and ending at Fort Hardy on Saturday, April 28. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the association will hold registrations for Football and Cheerleading at Fort Hardy Park.


Rummage Sale CAMBRIDGE The Embury Unit of United Methodist Women will hold a Rummage Sale of gently used clothing and

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Bingo: The Musical SCHUYLERVILLE Musical theater becomes interactive this weekend, as the Schuylerville Community Theater presents “Bingo, the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27 and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at American Legion Old Saratoga Post 278 on Clancy Street. Splashy, zippy, and outrageously funny, “Bingo the Musical” allows the audience to play along with Bingo as it mixes character songs, quirky contestants, romance and rivalry into an interactive, presentational contest – all during a fierce hurricane. The story follows a trio of diehard bingo buddies – Vern, Patsy and Honey – who brave the storm of all storms to make it to the bingo hall, only to arrive late and be forced to sit in the non-smoking section with a newcomer. With popcorn on the tables and dessert at intermission, along with the opportunity to CONTINUED

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SCOOP play three games of Bingo, the play makes for a lively evening. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and students. They can be purchased at the Legion Hall or by calling the Schuylerville Community Theater ticket line at 695-5480.


Little Theater Play FORT EDWARD The Hudson River Shakespeare Company will stage the Pulitzer Prizewinning play, “Doubt, A Parable,” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, at The Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road in Fort Edward. Andy Daly will portray a priest suspected of improper behavior toward a young boy. Information: www.hudsonrivershakespeare. org, or email hrsc1999@aol. com.


Selected Shorts GLENS FALLS “Selected Shorts,” the hit public radio show featuring live performances of short stories, read by actors of stage and screen, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on April 27 and 28 at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Show host Isaiah Sheffer will be joined by Dana Ivey and Broadway star Lucretia Taylor on Friday, and L.A. Law’s Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker on Saturday. Paid reservations are required at $10 each, per performance. Information/reservations: 518792-6508, Ext. 285, or


Hair of the Dog GREENWICH The Irish band, Hair of the Dog, will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at the Greenwich Elks Lodge. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and food will be available. Reserved tables are available with 10 advance tickets at $15 each. There’ll be free taxi service for up to 10 miles, and also for hire. Information/tickets: Cindy at 638-6002, or the lodge at 692-2061.

will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, at Gavin Park in Saratoga Springs. More than 100 top boys’ and girls’ soccer club teams will compete. Free admission. Information/ times: Christina Slade at 518727-4388.

Battenkill Project SALEM The Battenkill Conservancy will join with volunteers in a Trees for Tribs Project to reforest unhealthy stream buffers along the Battenkill, a tributary of the Hudson River, on Saturday, April 28 (rain date May 5). Meet at 9 a.m. at the Salem Central School and bring shovels, buckets, a packed lunch, and nonalcoholic b eve r a g e s. Information: 518-677-2545, or email


Perennial Sale CAMBRIDGE Get a head start on your gardening with Hubbard Hall’s famous Perennial Sale, slated for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 28. You’ll find rare plants and standards, freshly dug from local gardens, along with expert gardeners to help you choose what will work best in your garden location. This year, the sale will include garden tools, pots, and more. Those who wish to donate plants, tools or garden décor for the sale may begin shopping at 7 a.m. Donations can be dropped off behind Hubbard Hall anytime on April 27 or beginning at 7 a.m. on April 28. Those who would like to donate but will

need to have them picked up should call Bliss McIntosh at 518-677-3151.


Trail Work GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Adirondack Mountain Club will do trail work on Tongue Mountain on at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 28. Information: Tom Ellis at 638-8395, or email Club information:


Doggie Walk GLENS FALLS The Fourth Annual Canine Angels Doggie Walk to “help lick cancer” will be held on Saturday, April 28, at Murray Street Park in Glens Falls (rain date May 6). Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the walk at 11 a.m. Demonstrations and contests will follow by the Warren County and NYS Police K9s, and local breeders and trainers will have booths at this event. Registration: $5 minimum donation per dog/owner. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. Information/advance registration: Amy at 518-798-9511, or email arunnalls@genpak. com.


Food Collection HOOSICK FALLS Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, local Girl Scouts will stop at homes in the village of Hoosick Falls and nearby neighborhoods to collect non-perishable food items for the Hoosick Area Church Association Food Pantry. Food donations also


may be brought to the pantry at 26 John Street in Hoosick Falls. Donations, payable to HACA, may be mailed to HACA, POB 1, Hoosick Falls, N.Y. 12090.


Tree Sale GREENWICH The Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District will sell any leftover trees from its Tree and Shrub Sale from 9 a.m. to noon in Building 20 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. For information about varieties available, go to www.washingtoncountyswcd. org.


Poker Run SARATOGA Operation Adopt a Soldier, Inc., will sponsor the Marine Captain John McKenna IV Memorial Poker Run on Saturday, April 28, at American Legion Post 70 on West Avenue in Saratoga (rain or shine). Register from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost: Motorcycles, $15 driver, $25 for two; Other Vehicles, $15 driver, $25 for two, $7 each additional passenger in same vehicle. Dinner will be a Jody’s Tavern on Route 29 in Schuylerville (food, beverages, awards, music). Information: Email Big Dan at,

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Bake, Bag Sale EAGLE BRIDGE The Eagle Bridge Methodist Church on Route 67 invites everyone to a Bake and $3 Bag Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28.


Free Clothing WEST PAWLET The Fifth Semi-Annual Share the Warmth free clothing distribution will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, at the Mettawee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Bring your own bags and select clothing for the entire family. Donations of clean, reusable, smoke-free clothing, shoes, jackets, hats and accessories for all seasons may be dropped off from 2:45 to 5:30 p.m. on April 26, and any time before 4 p.m. on April 27 (food pantry donations also will be accepted). Information/to volunteer: Brooke Burnham at 802-645-0968.



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SCOOP Rummage, Bake Sale HEBRON The East Hebron United Presbyterian Church on Route 22 in Hebron will hold a Rummage and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Four rooms of items will be offered and there’ll be a halfprice sale at 1 p.m. Information: 518-854-7716.


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HOOSICK FALLS Community members are encouraged to bring their unused prescription drugs to the Hoosick Falls Village Police Dept. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, for proper disposal. In addition to prescription drugs, overthe-counter medications also will be collected. Information: HAYC3 at 518-686-9050.


Fiber Tour WASHINGTON COUNTY Anyone who has driven the back roads of Washington County in recent years couldn’t

help but notice the increase in the number of sheep and alpacas grazing the countryside. It’s true: Wool and other fiber production in Wa s h i n g t o n County is experiencing a modern renaissance. This explosion of fiber farms will be celebrated with the 20th Annual Washington County Fiber Tour, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 28 and 29. During this weekend, Washington County sheep, alpaca and even Angora rabbit farms will open their gates to the public for a free tour, and an opportunity to see first-hand where local fiber comes from. “The Washington County Fiber Tour offers something for the whole family to see and do together,” said Lisa Proulx, an alpaca farmer and the tour committee chair. “The tour is also a popular destination for knitters and spinners who want to visit the farms and meet the animals that grow the fleece they love.” Visitors to the tour’s farms can meet the animals and learn about breeding and caring for them. Many farmers will demonstrate how they prepare and

use their animals’ fiber for craft work including hand spinning, dyeing, felting and weaving. This year, Battenkill Fibers in Greenwich will be open, so visitors can go behind the scenes at the mill to see how fleece is cleaned, carded, drafted, and then spun into yarn on a commercial scale. Participating farms include Alpacas of Breezy Hill Ranch in Hebron; Alpacas of Haven Hill and Big Red Alpacas, both in Cambridge; Battenkill Fibers Carding & Spinning Mill and Hartshorn Ridge Farm in Greenwich; Fiber Kingdom, Moments in Time Creations Farm, and Quarry Ridge Alpacas, all in Salem; AREA Cria-tions Alpaca Farm in Hartford; Elihu Farm and Ensign Brook Farm in Easton; Parkland Alpaca Farm in Granville; and Ryder Road Farm, LLC in Whitehall. The resurgence of fiber farms in Washington County is actually a throwback to the past. Back in the 1800s, wool was the county’s main agricultural product. The county’s rolling hills were blanketed with Merino sheep. According to sheep farmer Mary Pratt, Washington County was one of the leading wool producers in New York, with a sheep population higher than any other county. “This anniversary tour marks a return to traditions that go back over 160 years when wool was a major agricultural enterprise in the County,” she said. For a downloadable map and description of activities at each tour stop, go to The tour will take place rain or shine, so organizers suggest participants dress for the weather.



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SCOOP War Round Table FORT ANN A special event commemorating Battle Hill in Fort Ann will be held on Saturday, April 28 at the Fort Ann Central School, when the Wa s h i n g t o n C o u n t y Historical Society presents “Battle Hill: Washington County’s Roadblock to British Victory.” This Revolutionary War Round Table event will feature re-enactors demonstrating 18th century period activities at 11 a.m. At noon, there will be a TeDeum Memorial Service to honor all those present at Battle Hill as well as those who have served in the military past and present. The Round Table Discussion, to be held in the school’s auditorium, will begin at 1 p.m. and run until 4 p.m. Speakers will include Chris Fox of Fort Ticonderoga, Chris Martin of the Saratoga National Historical Park, historic author Karl Crannell, Kingsbury Historian Paul Loding, and Hudson Valley Community College Professor Matt Zembo. In addition, the Historical Society will have its bookshop on site and the Fort Ann Booster Club will serve food throughout the day. There is no admission charge to the event, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call the WCHS at 747-9108 or visit


Vendor Expo SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville School Relay for Life Vendor Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the Schuylerville Fire Dept., 35 Spring Street. An array of vendors will sell their products, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Schuylerville School Relay for Life Team for the American Cancer Society. Information: Nancy Benn at 669-1754.


Free Dinner CAMBRIDGE A free Community Dinner will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the First Baptist Church, 29 W. Main Street in Cambridge. Takeouts will be available at 12:45 p.m. for those unable to attend the dinner and if food still is available. Reservations are not necessary, this dinner is served on the last Saturday each month, and everyone will be welcome.

to Burton Hall on Route 40 in North Easton at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, as the Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater shares the dance of that culture. In the Bambara language of Mali, “Jeh Kulu” means “community.” Performing traditional dance and drum from the countries of Guinea, Senegal and Mali, West Africa, Jeh Kulu seeks to recreate a community experience and foster insight into a different and fascinating culture. Dance and music are part of daily life in West Africa, and are used to celebrate birth, death, marriage, the harvest and other rites of passage. The troupe is comprised of several well-known master artists from Guinea, West Africa and many highly-trained American artists. Based in Burlington, VT, Jeh Kulu is a non-profit education and performance ensemble whose vision is to raise cultural awareness, create a sense of community, and have fun. Following the African tradition of participation, the audience will be invited to join in the dance, music and song. At 2 p.m. on April 28, members of Jeh Kulu will teach a dance workshop for ages seven through teens at Burton Hall. The workshop is free, but participants should register by calling the library at 692-2533. Admission to the Saturday evening dance performance is free and open to the public.

SCHUYLERVILLE The Battenkill Time Traders group will host a Cupcake Social from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the Saratoga Town Building, 12 Spring Street in Schuylerville. Learn about time banking and bring six cupcakes or other treat. Also, bring a nonperishable food item for the food pantry and earn an hour. Information: 518-288-5241.


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Ham Dinner VICTORY MILLS The Victory Mills Fire Dept. invites everyone to the firehouse on Pine Street for a Ham Dinner from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Eat in or take out. Cost: $9 age 10 and older; $6 ages 4 to 9; free 3 and younger.


Spring Concert GLENS FALLS The 35-voice Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Chorus will present its annual Spring Concert at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the First Presbyterian Church, 400 Glen Street in Glens Falls. The program will include works by Bernstein, Copland, Faure, and other composers. Cost: $10 adults; $20 per family; children free. Come early for a teacup raffle. Proceeds will benefit the chorus.

invited to a Pulled Pork Dinner at the Pittstown Methodist Church Hall, located just off route 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10 adults; $5 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. Reservations are requested with Sue at 518-663-5145.


Documentary SALEM The First United Presbyterian Church at 13 W. Broadway in Salem invites everyone to a screening of the documentary, “An Appalachian Dawn,” at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. This film chronicles how local churches and residents in Manchester, Ky., united through prayer and a common


Country Dance SOUTH GLENS FALLS Everyone is invited to a Country Dance Fest from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the South Glens Falls Fire Co. on Route 197. Admission: $5. Food and beverages will be available. Information: 798-4020.


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Art Reception SALEM A reception for a solo exhibition by Patrick Mohundro titled, “Dial-Up/Making New Connection,” will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at Salem Art Works, 19 Cary Lane in Salem. Drawings, paintings and soundscapes will be featured, along with an artist talk at 4:30 p.m. Information: 518-854-7674, or



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Baskets, Dinner GRANVILLE A Basket Party and Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 28, at the American Legion Hall in Granville to benefit the Granville Junior/Senior Prom After-Prom Party. Basket viewing will begin at 3 p.m., with the dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., and basket drawings at 7 p.m. Dinner cost: $6 eat in; $7 take out. To donate a basket, call Maria Hyatt at 518-642-9987. Dinner tickets are available from Prom Committee members and will be sold at the door. Information: Sue Kristoff at 642-2050, or


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SCOOP wraps up its Spring Cabaret season with Channel 6 News Anchor Jerry Gretzinger channeling the Chairman of the Board in his big band cabaret show “Mostly Frank” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Gretzinger will be backed by Albany’s popular band the Swing Docs. A classic Frank Sinatra tribute concert, “Mostly Frank” swings with vintage arrangements of “All of Me,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” and “That’s Life.” “We wuse the word ‘mostly’,” said Gretzinger, “because there’s gotta be some Jerry in the show as well.” “We be doing our own arrangements on many of these tunes, and doing some songs Frank would have enjoyed, if in fact, he had sung them.” “Mostly Frank” began as Jerry Gretzinger’s first solo cabaret in Fort Salem in late 2010. The following spring, he and Fort Salem’s Artistic Director Jay Kerry added the swing band in a performance at WAMC’s Linda Norris Auditorium. That show was later broadcast several times on WAMC. Gretzinger also performs with Benita Zahn and Jessica Layton as the Singing Anchors, and has been seen in Albany are show such as “The Producers” and “Chicago,” and at Fort Salem in the 2010 production of “Forever Plaid.” He joined the WRGB news staff in 2002 and became coanchor with Liz Bishop in 2007. Admission to the show is $25, which includes a $5 credit toward coffee and dessert at 7:30 p.m. provided by Norene and Fred’s of Salem. Reservations are strongly suggested for this show; call 518-854-9200 or go to

Coin Show QUEENSBURY The Cooper’s Cave Coin Club will hold its 35th Spring Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at VFW Post 6196 in Queensbury. Free and open to all. Information: 596-0076.


Elegant Brunch RUPERT Mt. Anthony Grange and Mettowee Grange will hold an Elegant Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 at the Rupert Firehouse. Extensive brunch and raffle. Proceeds will benefit the Statewide Grange Community Service towards the Vermont Farm Disaster Relief Fund, to help farms hit by Tropical Storm Irene.


Chamber Music GLENS FALLS The Lake George Chamber Orchestra will perform in concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Information:


Country Dance SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 638-9008.


Sport of Kings CAMBRIDGE On the week before the Kentucky Derby,

Hubbard Hall’s Curiosity Forum presents an insider’s view of horse racing at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, as racing commentator Brad Telias discusses “The Sport of Kings: A Day at the Races” in the Freight Depot Theater. From thoroughbred conformation and early morning workouts, to veterinarian care and current medication issues, Telias will discuss all the elements that go into a better understanding for both the novice and seasoned aficionado. In addition to an overview of the sport’s venerable past, he will take the audience through all aspects of what it takes to put on a typical day of racing, including the activities of the colorful horsemen and dedicated racing officials. A native New Yorker, Brad Telias was first taken to the Belmont Stakes by his father in 1964 and hasn’t missed one since. He has seen the sport from many other perspectives, including serving as secretary to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and as a horse owner. He has also taught a course at Manhattan’s New School for Social Research with the same title as his Curiosity Forum talk. Currently a radio commentator for CBS and a columnist for The Sporting News, Telias is coming up on his 25th consecutive Triple Crown series. He is a member and has served as a director of the National Turf Writers. Telias is also writing a book entitled “The Elusive Crown,” a look at why there hasn’t been a Triple Crown winner in more than 30 years. This event is free and open to the public; donations are appreciated. For more information, go to

Monday30 Solos Concert GRANVILLE Granville High School students will perform a Solos Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 30, in the auditorium at the school on Quaker Street. Some of the students are experienced in performing solo while others are new to this. Attendees are asked to bring supplies that have been requested by the Haynes House of Hope in Granville. Examples include facial tissue, coffee, baby wipes, copy paper, gift cards for Price Chopper and Staples, non-latex gloves, and dishwasher detergent. Everyone will be welcome.

at the Baptist Church on Quaker Street in Granville, and Wednesday, May 2, at the Cambridge Village Office on N. Park Street. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.




Moon Gazing SALEM The Salem Astronomy Club will host a Moon Gazing Party at dusk on Monday, April 30, at the Historic Salem Courthouse (weather permitting). View craters, mountains, seas and valleys on the moon if the sky is clear.

Tuesday1 Women’s Health WASHINGTON COUNTY Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1,


Sunday29 5K Fun Run LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Half Marathon 5K Fun Run will be held on Sunday, April 29, at Canada Street in Lake George Village. Information/cost: 407-599-0568, or www.runlakegeorgehalf. com.


Pancakes, Waffles SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Masonic Lodge will serve a buffet-style Pancake/Belgian Waffle Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 29, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67 in Schaghticoke. Everyone will be welcome.


EVERCHANGING HAIRSTYLES Celebrating 25 years of service April 28th from 11-1

Wendy Larson

Wendy Larson, formally Wendy Saunders Morin, business owner of Everchanging Hairstyles, is celebrating her 25 years of service. When Wendy started she opened her salon right out of Beauty School on Church Street. In 1987 she had a vision for the type of salon she wanted to open. It wasn’t just about doing hair, it was about making people feel good, wanting to wash away the trials of the day, building relationships with her clients. Wendy grew out of her Church Street Salon and moved to upper Church Street to a larger location. In 1990, she had a staff of five that included a nail technician. In 1993, she had grown again, which this time she would purchase her own building, where she is currently located. Remembering the days of long hours behind the chair and many days laughing with clients, praying and crying with them wasn’t at all easy. But she has been blessed ‘With much greatness in our little community with many clients who are now considered friends and family. She wants to thank each and everyone for making her success so blessed. Wendy still goes for more education each year so she can grow in her business and be the best she can be for her community. Throughout the years she has donated to her community and been on several organizations and committees. She is currently a Kiwanis member and a youth leader for the Kiwanis K-Kids. It has been said that Wendy has been a great teacher throughout her career and has been a wonderful example and role model for young people who are choosing Cosmetology as a career. Her endless energy and boundless optimism for what can be accomplished through hard work and faith in yourself, as well as her wisdom and experience in running her own business for 25 years are only a few examples of what Wendy has showed throughout her career. Everchanging Hairstyles carries a full line of Paul Mitchell, Matrix, and a variety of other products as well as a great place to buy jewelry and even pick up a card. So stop by April 28th from 11-1 and congratulate Wendy on celebrating her 25 years of service. There will be giveaways and more. If you have been with her for 25 years, she has a special gift for you, so stop in and pick it up!

Everchanging Hairstyles, 518-686-4910, 199 Church St, Hoosick Falls, NY

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SCOOP Soldier Memorabilia VALLEY FALLS An Exhibit of Memorabilia from soldiers from Pittstown and surrounding areas will be displayed from 10 a.m. to noon, and 6 to 8 p.m., on Tuesdays during May at the Valley Falls Community Hall, 11 Charles Street. Everyone will be welcome. Information/to loan items for the exhibit: Lynn Keyes at 753-4389, or Janet Weber at 753-6131.


Riverdance Farewell GLENS FALLS “Riverdance: The Farewell Tour” will be

staged at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Information/cost: 855432-2849, or www.glensfallscc. com.

Wednesday2 Garden, Farm Talk GRANVILLE The Slate Valley Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center on Route 24 in Middle Granville. Michael Kilpatrick will speak about the Kilpatrick family farm at this meeting and everyone with an interest in gardening will be welcome. Information: Robyn Lipschutz at 642-2629.


Farmers’ Market GREENWICH The Greenwich Farmers’ Market at 70 Main Street will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2. Naturally grown vegetables, eggs, pastured pork and beef, prepared foods, baked goods and more will be offered. Information: 518-944-7149.


Farmers’ Market SARATOGA The Saratoga Springs Farmers’ Market begins its outdoor season at High Rock Pavilions on Wednesday, May 2. Ribboncutting takes place at 3 p.m., followed by a Wednesday Market Bistro featuring food samples, eat-in or take-out options and music. Information:

www.saratogafarmersmarket. org.


Stream Workshop SALEM The Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a Stream Processes Workshop at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2 at Gardenworks in Salem. Learn what a landowner can do to protect and restore stream corridors on their property. Held in conjunction with the Agricultural Stewardship Association. To register: www.


Toastmasters Meet HUDSON FALLS The Wa s h i n g t o n County

Toastmasters Club will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, in the Annex II Building of the Washington County Municipal Center on Route 4 in Hudson Falls. This group meets on the first and third Wednesday each month and everyone will be welcome. Information: www.


Model Railroaders GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders group will hold an Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays, May 2 through 30, at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Information:

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Country Music GRANVILLE Local musician Phil Hoyt will perform a Country Music Concert from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, at The Forum Restaurant, 47 E. Potter Avenue in Granville. Everyone is invited.


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Pawlet Spring Farmers’ Market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. on Fridays at the Fish and Game Club building.

ning on May 3. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Tonya Schneible at 518-638-8072.


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Farmers Meeting GREENWICH Far mers who’ve been farming for fewer than 10 years are invited to attend a free Cornell Cooperative Extension meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, at Julie and Brain Seacord’s farm, 32 Old Cambridge Road in Greenwich. Talk will center on issues faced in starting and operating a farm. Pre-

Thrift Shop Open ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 4, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5. This shop will be open on the first Friday each month and every Saturday.


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GREENWICH The Greenwich Elks Club on Route 40 South will offer Henderson’s Pizza every Friday night. In addition to pizza, the menu will include weekly specials such as mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, French fries, and more. Information/to order: 692-2061.


Coupon Club SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at

52 Ferry Street invites all coupon lovers to join its free Coupon Club. Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on the first Friday each month when coupons will be swapped and tips shared. Also, bring any coupons that you cannot use. Information: Amanda at 695-6641, or email afiandaca


Neil Simon Comedy STILLWATER The Stillwater Players Among Others, Inc., will stage the Neil Simon comedy, “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” at the Stillwater Parish Theater in the All Saints on the Hudson North Parish Center. Show dates will be Friday

through Sunday, May 4 to 6 and 11 to 13, and Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19. Dinner by Panza’s Catering. Times/reservations: 290-0019, or www.


Anne Frank GLENS FALLS “The Diary of Anne Frank” will be presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, and 2 p.m. Sunday the sixth, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-7921740, or CONTINUED

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SCOOP Cycling Race, Expo B E N N I N G T O N / MANCHESTER Stan’s Notubes Great American Cycling Series will host the Tour of the Dragons Cycling Race on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, in Bennington and Manchester. Included will be a race expo for sponsors and area vendors both days. For time trial and race details, registration, expo and sponsorship information, visit


Fishing Clinics MANCHESTER If you’ve always wanted to try the sport of fly fishing but never had the opportunity, Orvis is offering free fly fishing lessons starting on May 5 in its Manchester flagship store. “The past two years’ success of Fly Fishing 101 is truly amazing and encouraging,” said Tom Rosenbauer, marketing director of the Orvis Company. “Our goal is to encourage people of all ages and background to come learn more about the fascination of fly fishing.” Trout Unlimited and the

Federation of Fly Fishers will lend this support to the program again this year with volunteers and free memberships for attendees of the class. The classes are broken into two sessions. The 101 course will consist of one hour of casting instruction and one hour rigging. Since most participants are true beginners, the focus will be on basic skills. In the 201 course, participants will take the next step by fly fishing in the water at a local location where they will have a great chance at catching their first fish. Attendees who complete the program will receive coupons good toward Orvis gear. Classes start on May 5; for exact times, call Dale Robinson at the

Manchester Orvis store at (802) 362-3750.


Loving Parks NEW YORK STATE Volunteers will gather at various locations in the state of New York to participate in the first “I Love My Park Day” on Saturday, May 5. Help celebrate and improve state park lands and beaches, plant trees and gardens, restore trails and wildlife habitat, and more. Information: 518-434-1583, or


Courthouse Classes SALEM The Salem Courthouse is offering two new

classes for area residents. “Mime Workshop” will run from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, May 5 and 12. Suitable for ages 10 to adult, the workshop costs $25 for members and $35 for non-members. “Basic Computer Skills for the Computer Intimidated” will run from 10 a.m. to non on Wednesdays from May 16 to June 20. The sessions are designed to help you get more familiar with your laptop. Students need to bring their own laptop to class. Cost is $65 for members and $75 for nonmembers. To register: 518-8547053.



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SCOOP Antiques Fair GREENWICH Fairground Shows NY will host an Antiques Fair on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich. Gates will open 8 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. More than 200 Northeast dealers will offer antiques, collectibles, crafts, furniture, and much more. Entrance fee: $3 weekend ticket; $2 age 65 and older; free younger than 14. Information/vendor space: 518-331-5004, email, or


Driving Course HOOSICK FALLS The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will offer a Defensive Driving Course at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center, 21 Danforth Street. Ask about saving on your car insurance and taking points off your driver’s license. Information/registration: Marla Nowak at 518-6864854.


Plant, Bake Sale FORT MILLER The Fort Miller Reformed Church off

Route 4 (between Fort Edward and Schuylerville) invites everyone to its annual Spring Plant, Book and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 5. Plants, flowers, hardcover and paperback books, pies, breads, cookies and brownies will be offered.


Village Cleanup HOOSICK FALLS The annual Village-wide Cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, in Hoosick Falls. Volunteers are asked to come to the information tent in Wood Memorial Park and then help clean up roadsides, sidewalks, parks, yards and flowerbeds. Warm doughnuts, drinks

and free water bottles will be provided at the tent.


Kids’ Exchange QUEENSBURY A Kids’ Exchange Consignment will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury. Free. Information: 518-743-1086, or


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Fairgrounds, routes 40 and 67 (indoors, rain or shine). Offered will be hardwood gifts, jewelry, handcrafted soaps, floral arrangements and wreaths, maple syrup, and much more. Free admission. Information: Mary at 518-753-4411, Ext. 13, or email


5K Race GRANVILLE The 17th Annual Granville Area Lioness Club Run for the Community will be held on Saturday, May 5. This 5K race will step off at 10 a.m., beginning and ending at the Hook and Ladder Firehouse, CONTINUED

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SCOOP corner of Quaker Street and Potter Avenue in Granville. Also featured will be commemorative T-shirts for pre-registrants, Phil’s “almost famous five-alarm chili,” and awards. Entry fee: $15 in advance; $20 race day. Information/advance registration: Phil Jessen at 518232-7040, email,, or visit the Manchester Newspapers office in Granville.


Park Walk STILLWATER Leisurely, guided Natural History Walks will

be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, 12 and 26, and June 2, at Saratoga National Historical Park, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater. Free and open to all, featuring trees, wildflowers and stories from lesser-known areas of the park. Information: Visitor Center at 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or


Courthouse Classes SALEM The Historic Salem Courthouse will offer a Mime Workshop for age 10 through adult from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday May 5 and 12. Cost: $35; $25 members. Also offered will be a Basic Computer Skills for the Computer Intimidated class from 10 a.m. to noon on

Wednesdays from May 16 through June 20. Cost: $75; $65 members. Information/registration: 518-854-7053, or email


Royalist Americans STILLWATER Royalist Americans, commonly known as Tories, will take over the Breymann Redoubt from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, at Saratoga Battlefield, routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater. Men and women will portray Royalist American soldiers and followers on the site of an original 1777 campsite. Cost: Park entry fee of $5 per carload of people, or $3 per adult to bike or hike.

Information: 518-664-9821, Ext. 1777, or


Open House GLENS FALLS A Spring Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, at The Shirt Factory, 21 Cooper Street in Glens Falls. Information: 518907-4478, or www.shirtfactorygf. com.


U.S. Grant GRANVILLE Steve Trimm will present “U.S. Grant: After Appomattox” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street in Granville. The focus will be

Gen. Grant in the years following 1865 when he began his Overland Campaign, commencing with the Battle of the Wilderness. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-6421417, or


Derby Party SALEM The Salem Courthouse Community Center invites everyone to a Kentucky Derby Party from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the home of Cindy Spence, 89 Nelson Avenue in Saratoga Springs (across from the track). Featured will be a buffet, cash wine bar, fun betting to benefit CONTINUED

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SCOOP the Center, prizes, and a raffle. Dress in your favorite Derby attire. Cost: $25. Information/ reservations: 518-854-7053.


Chorale Concert GREENWICH The 80-voice Battenkill Chorale will conclude its 17th season with a special concert celebrating the Q u e e n ’ s Diamond Jubilee entitled “To Everything There is a Season!” at 8 p.m. on

Saturday, May 5 and at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich. The Sunday concert will feature Distinguished Guest of Honor Lorna Cooke deVaron, one of the pre-eminent choral conductors of the 20th century. Ms. deVaron, founder and director of the New England Conservatory Chorus and award-winning conductor of choruses for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will talk about her close professional relationships with composers including Aaron Copland, Randall Thompson and Irving Fine. Featured works in the concert include Daniel Pinkham’s charming “Wedding Cantata,” Irving Fine’s “Choral Settings” from Alice in Wonderland, and

Randall Thompson’s beloved “Alleluia.” Music celebrating British royalty includes Henry Purcell’s “Queen Mary’s Birthday Ode.” Soloists are Amy Clark, Carol J. Poppe, Susan Alancraig, Mallory Joy Donnelly, Paula Sawyer, Paul Lambert and Nicholas Lasoff. The concert’s featured visual artist, Dona Ann McAdams, is an internationally published and exhibited photographer whose work is in the permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. Tickets for the concert at $15 and can be reserved by calling 518-692-7458 by emailing jen.

Sunday6 Ag Tailgate Sale SCHAGHTICOKE The Brunswick Grange will hold its annual Spring Agricultural Tailgate Sale from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, routes 40 and 67 (rain or shine). More than 50 vendors will offer various varieties of chickens, ducks, geese, pigeons, plants, flowers, and other agriculturerelated items. Refreshments will be available, too. Information/vendor space ($15): 279-9113.


Chicken Barbecue QUAKER SPRINGS The Quaker Springs Fire Dept. and Auxiliary invite everyone to an annual Chicken Barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the firehouse. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $8 adults, $4 ages 6 to 12, free 5 and younger, with proceeds benefiting the Schoharie Volunteer Fire Dept. that lost its facilities in Hurricane Irene. Information: Patty O’Brien at 421-4079, email

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