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LOCAL • INDEPENDENT • FREE Volume 11  •  Issue 20  •  May 26 – June 1, 2017 • (518) 581-2480

The Price of Fastest Freedom In The Nation

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by Thomas Kika Saratoga TODAY

Photo by Sue Clark.

See Freedom pg. 10

SARATOGA SPRINGS — There might not be any records left to break in the near future if Kelsey Chmiel continues at her current pace. Competing in the 77th Annual William F. Eddy Meet at Schenectady High School on May 20 alongside 11 other Saratoga athletes, Chmiel, a sophomore, competed in the 3,000meter race event with a dominant 9 minutes and 18.09 seconds, putting up the best time in the country for the spring 2017 season so far as well as setting the sophomore girls

Sophomore Kelsey Chmiel set yet another record in the 3K event. Photo by See Fastest pg. 39

Women of Influence Saratoga County’s


OMEN W Oprah Inspires All Tuned In OF 2017 Skidmore DJs

Robin Dalton

Teddy Foster

Jane Kromm

INFLUENCE Lynette Whaley

Karen Heggen

Lisa Breen

Inside TODAY Blotter 5 Obituaries 6 Business 14-15 Education 18-19 Arts and Entertainment 29-32 The main door to the WSPN studio. Photo by Larry Goodwin.

See Tuned pg. 11

Oprah Winfrey on stage at SPAC during Skidmore College’s 2017 Commencement on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Photo by See Oprah pg. 13

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Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

Neighbors: Snippets of Life from Your Community Who: Minnie Bolster. Where: At home in Saratoga Springs. Q. Tell us about the new book. A. Well, if you call this mine, this would be the fourth one. I just had to do this, to save it from the wastebasket, because I knew what it was. From cover-to-back it is a history of our city from 1787 to 1847. Everything you ever wanted to know about our city, in prints. Q. When were you born? A. In 1920. I graduated high school in 1938. I’ll be 97 in a couple of months. Minnie Clark Bolster has collected thousands of pieces of historic memorabilia related to the city which she has called home for nearly a century. A new book, “Elegant and Fashionable as Seen Through the Eyes of Artists and the Words of Writers, 1787-1847,” depicts local life and architecture in prints and text, and was inspired by the research initially conducted by her friend, the late Sonia Taub. The 102-page publication features over 40 engravings, woodcuts and lithographs, many of which are extremely rare. Proceeds from the sale of the book, which is $24.95, benefits the Saratoga Springs History Museum. The museum, located in the Canfield Casino in Congress Park, will host a book signing and reception with Minnie Bolster at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 8. The event is free and open to the public.

Q. Is there one era of Saratoga you prefer over another? A. I just love Saratoga. Period. Q. What’s the biggest change in the city? A. You can’t find your way down to Broadway with all the buildings, haha. But, that doesn’t bother me. Q. What was Saratoga Springs like when you were growing up? A. Everything was so calm and wonderful. The neighborhood kids playing ball in the street. The circus came to town every year. In the ‘50s it got kind of drab because a lot of the stores on Broadway started closing up, but it was just an amazing place to live and to grow up. You never wanted to leave it. I still don’t. We had so much going on. I remember when company would come over from out of town we would give them the tour, and my God, it went on forever. North Broadway. Union Avenue. Yaddo. it just went on and on. And those are all still there. Q. Did you go to the racecourse often? A. I started going to the racetrack on my birthday in 1938. I bet two bucks. And every year on my birthday I would win the Daily Double! It was funny because the people who knew me would follow me around on my birthday. I had no rhyme or reason to bet, except that I had two dollars and I liked the colors and the horses’ names. I saw a lot of the big horses. Whirlaway was one. Native Dancer was another. Q. You have a book signing coming up on June 8. What’s next? A. I think I’ve got another book in me. Why not? I’ll only be 97.

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Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

The 2017 Saratoga Showcase of Homes Announces Line-Up of 14 Award-Winning Builders! on display in Saratoga County. Tickets to visit all these homes will still only be $20.

Special “Taste of Showcase” preview on Friday, September 15!

Saratoga Springs: The 2017 Saratoga Showcase of Homes Committee is proud to announce a spectacular line-up of fourteen of our region’s finest builders for the area’s premiere new home tour event. Celebrating 22 years of exceptional homes, this annual fall tradition will once again run over three beautiful weekends this September 16-17, 23-24 and 30-October 1. The award-winning builders committed to this year’s event are; Abele Builders, Bella Home Builders, Belmonte Builders, Bonacio Construction, Herbinger Homes, Heritage Custom Builders, La Femme Home Builders, Marini Homes, McPadden Builders, R.J. Taylor Builders, Saratoga Builders, VanVeghten Construction, Whitbeck Construction and Witt Construction. This year will have a total of 17 new home locations

A special “Taste of Showcase” preview is scheduled for Friday, September 15 from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM featuring food samplings from area chefs along with local beer and wine tastings. A limited number of tickets for this evening will be available and more information about this event regarding location and ticket prices will be announced at a later date.

Experience “If You Build It, They Will Come” at the Showcase of Homes this fall! The Showcase Committee has an extensive marketing and promotional campaign in development which includes official media sponsors in print including newspapers & magazines, online, television, billboards and social media. Corporate sponsorships are now available to support this annual event. For a detailed sponsorship opportunities packet, please contact Barry Potoker at 518.366.0946 or via email

Over the past 21 years, this community event has contributed over ONE MILLION dollars to our two local charities. Proceeds from the Showcase of Homes benefit Rebuilding Together Saratoga County and Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties A total of $70,000 was raised last year. For more details on the 2017 Saratoga Showcase of Homes event, please visit www. Follow us on FACEBOOK for all the updates!

About Saratoga Builders Association The Saratoga Builders Association, Inc. (SBA) is a specialized professional trade association representing an industry basic to the wellbeing and economy of the people of Saratoga County. Its membership includes residential and commercial builders,

developers, remodelers, building material suppliers, sub-contractors, financial institutions, architects, engineers, realtors, attorneys and other industry professionals.

SBA is committed to the continued growth, prosperity and quality of life in Saratoga County. For more information, please visit



Women Republicans Meet

Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

Glens Falls Hospital Hiring Fair GLENS FALLS — On Tuesday, May 30, from 2 to 6 p.m., Glens Falls Hospital will host a hiring fair for a wide variety of positions including patient care associates, behavioral health technicians, housekeepers, food service associates, pharmacy techs, lab assistants, secretaries and more.

Many entry-level opportunities are available and require little to no experience. All positions require a high school diploma. Applicants should come prepared to interview directly with hiring managers. The job fair will be held at the hospital’s Community Learning

Center in the Northwest Tower Lobby, located at 100 Park Street
in Glens Falls. Glens Falls Hospital is the region’s largest employer and offers a strong benefits package for fulland part-time staff, including health insurance and a retirement plan.

Local Rotary Club’s ‘Posies for Polio’

Guest speaker Deneen Borelli (at right) with Josey, Bella and Gerry Kakaty.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Women’s Republican Club of Saratoga County held their annual dinner on Friday, May 19 at the Gideon Putnam. Deneen Borelli, a noted columnist, author and political

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correspondent, was the guest speaker and signed copies of her book “Blacklash.” Marcia White, the former SPAC president, also was honored with the club’s first annual Woman of the Year award.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club is conducting its ninth annual fundraiser to support the eradication of polio, a crippling and sometimes fatal disease that can be prevented when children receive the polio vaccine. Through May 31, local residents are invited to order a dozen longstem roses for $20, half of which goes to Rotary International’s “End Polio Now” campaign. “Without our help, thousands of children in the world will succumb to polio’s life-changing forces,” notes Rotarian Dennis Wilson, who

leads the fundraising project. “While Americans don’t think of polio as a health problem any longer due to our immunization practices, for many of the world’s poorest citizens, polio still cripples dreams. Until it is eradicated, it threatens us all.” The local club’s efforts are part of a global campaign to rid the world of polio. Rotary International has been working to eliminate polio since 1985. Only three countries still have the wild poliovirus—Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan—though 60 countries are considered high-risk. Since Rotary started the effort,

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more than one million worldwide Rotarians have donated $1.6 billion, helping to reduce polio cases 99.9 percent and immunizing over 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. Local residents and businesses can join Rotarians in this historic effort to eliminate polio by ordering roses for $20 per dozen. Orders must be picked up at Longfellows restaurant at 500 Union Avenue on Wednesday, June 14, between noon and 2 p.m. Roses can be ordered by calling Dennis Wilson at 518-650-5242. More information is available at the website


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Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

COURTS Mary B. Murphy, 49, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced on May 17 to five years of probation after pleading to falsifying business records, a felony, in connection with an incident that occurred in Corinth. Paul E. Vidnansky, 32, of Greenfield, was charged on May 17 with felony assault and strangulation in the second- degree, also a felony, in connection with a domestic incident that allegedly occurred at the Saratoga Hospital and Nursing Home. Vidnasky is suspected of punching and strangling a woman and causing her to lose consciousness, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff ’s Office. He was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail, or $20,000 bond. Ryan T. Adams, 24, of Clifton Park, was sentenced on May 16 to six months in jail and five years of probation after pleading to felony grand larceny, in connection with an incident that occurred in Malta. Robin A. O’Brien, 61, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded on May 17 to felony DWI, in connection with an incident that occurred in Wilton. Sentencing scheduled for July 25.

POLICE Christopher M. Cuozzo, age 24, Ballston Spa, was charged on May 11 with unlawful possession of marijuana, failure to stop at stop sign, and three counts criminal possession of a controlled substance. Tyler M. Gilbert-Kavanaugh, age 22, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 10 with operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs – a misdemeanor, one equipment and one driving violation, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Amy L, Morine, age 38, Ballston Spa, was charged on May 10 with aggravated unlicensed

operation, criminal possession of a controlled substance, an equipment violation, and no/expired inspection certificate. Tess A. Morency, age 24, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 8 with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, and two driving violations.

misdemeanor DWI, and misdemeanor aggravated unlicensed operation. Casey M. Scofield, age 20, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 6 with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, failure to keep right, unlawful possession of marijuana, and speeding.

Nicolas J. Sicard, age 22, Clifton Park, was charged on May 8 with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, criminally using drug paraphernalia, and criminal possession of a controlled substance – all misdemeanors.

Edward J. Aliwalas, age 46, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 5 with misdemeanor DWI.

Michael A. Belloise, age 57, Clifton Park, was charged on May 8 with misdemeanor obstructing governmental administration, failure to comply with lawful order of the police, and a vehicle equipment violation.

Perry L. Tillman, age 55, Glen Cove, was charged on May 4 with misdemeanor aggravated harassment.

Juanita V. Jackson, age 47, Schenectady, was charged on May 4 with misdemeanor petit larceny. Joseph M. Campon, age 33, Schenectady, was charged on May 7 with misdemeanor DWI and making an unsafe lane change. Jarad N. Jones, age 31, Watervliet, was charged on May 7 with felony DWI as a second offense, unlawful possession of marijuana, and three driving violations. Jerritt T. Chura, age 31, Stillwater, was charged on May 7 with aggravated unlicensed operation. Sieress Z. Ballard, age 27, Albany, was charged on May 6 with misdemeanor criminal contempt. Krista M. Esposito, age 31, Ballston Spa, was charged on May 6 with misdemeanor DWI and aggravated DWI. Roger A. Horgan, age 44, Boynton Beach, Florida was charged on May 6 with

James J Altamirano, age 36, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 5 with criminal trespass, misdemeanor.

Caitlin G. Herren, age 22, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 4 with misdemeanor DWI and aggravated DWI, and leaving the scene of an accident.

William L. Weatherwax, age 34, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 4 with criminal contempt in the first-degree, a felony, aggravated family offense - felony, and misdemeanor counts of aggravated harassment and resisting arrest. Jeffery W. Parker, age 30, Schuylerville, was charged on May 3 with misdemeanor DWI. Benjamin Gutierrez-Fuentes, age 31, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 2 with criminal possession of a weapon – a misdemeanor.

Robert J. Loya, age 47, Ballston Spa, was charged on May 2 with felony DWI, and the misdemeanors: obstructing governmental administration, making a punishable false written statement; falsely reporting an incident. Mollie J. Fogarty, age Saratoga Springs, charged on May 2 misdemeanor DWI aggravated DWI.

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Andrew J. Gardner, age 38, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 2 with misdemeanor petit larceny.



Margaret Stewart

Rita Balmuth

BALLSTON SPA — Margaret Ann (Peggy) Stewart passed away Thursday May 18, 2017 after a long illness. She was 83. There were no calling hours and a private graveside service was held in the family plot at Maplewood Cemetery in Saratoga Springs. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkfuneralhome. com.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Rita J. Balmuth died peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Services were held Wednesday, May 24, at the Burke Funeral Home in Saratoga Springs. Burial followed at Beth El Cemetery for Temple Sinai, Gansevoort Road in Moreau, NY. Please visit

Thomas Ondreyko WILTON — Thomas (Tom) S. Ondreyko died Thursday, May 18, 2017. Calling hours were held Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Burke Funeral Home in Saratoga Springs. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday, Church of St. Peter and burial followed at St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Ave. Please visit

Albert Gedney GANSEVOORT — Albert Gedney passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church in Saratoga Springs. A reception will follow in the church hall. Please visit Burke & Bussing Funeral Homes


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Frank Wozniak Jr. SARATOGA SPRINGS — Frank J. Wozniak Jr., age 84, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017. A funeral service was held Monday, May 22, 2017 at Compassionate Funeral Care in Saratoga Springs. Interment with military honors was held Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville.

Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

Gun Show at City Center SARATOGA SPRINGS — On May 27 and 28, New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates (NEACA) will again host the Saratoga Springs Gun and Militaria Show at the City Center. It will be the 104th gun show, referred to as an Arms Fair, held in Saratoga Springs. NEACA produced the first City Center Trade Show in August of 1984 and has been there continuously for 33 years, excepting last year due to a missed booking. All state and federal laws, including background checks, are in effect at all NEACA Arms Fairs. Also this year, the protest group Saratogians for Gun Safety has been invited to set up a table to hand out safety literature and free gun locks. The doors will open to the general public on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. General admission is $9 daily ($8 for senior citizens over 60) and children under 14 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Several times each year, collectors and dealers of antique, classic and investment grade firearms from all over the Northeast gather in Saratoga Springs to buy, sell and trade their wares. There are always interesting and historical offerings of Colt, Savage and Winchester firearms as well as rare pieces of Americana, military collectibles, quality reference books, Civil War swords and artifacts, thousands of guns, knives, ammo and accessories. It will be a stroll through history while perusing over 200 tables. In keeping with the Memorial Day theme, the US Marine Corps League Honor Guard will open the show on Saturday morning with the presentation of the colors and Pledge of Allegiance. This show will also include appearances by prominent regional politicians and NEACA always accommodates space to organizations for displays such as local Fish and Game Clubs and Friends of the NRA groups.

The Veterans Affairs office will be present to provide help and assistance to any veteran in need. It has been noted that the VA is reaching only a small minority of local vets who could be provided much needed aid and they will be reaching out at this show. NEACA is honored to help all veterans to seek out this free advice. Current NEACA members are admitted for early viewing on Friday evening at 4 p.m. New memberships are available at the door at that time for an annual fee of $50. This includes free admission for 12 months, with no waiting in line, to all NEACA shows. NEACA currently promotes about 20 shows per year and renewals are $45 per year. The show is open to members one-half hour early on Saturday and Sunday. For further information, call NEACA President David Petronis at 518-664-9743, write to PO Box 385, Mechanicville, NY 12118, or visit

Cantina Fun Run Set SARATOGA SPRINGS — Last year, 4,000 children received treatment in Saratoga Hospital’s Alfred Z. Solomon Emergency Center. Every one of them benefited from funds raised by the annual Cantina Kids Fun Run, which will be held June 4 in Congress Park. The race starts at 9 a.m.; registration is $20. Now in its tenth year, the Fun Run has become a family favorite, attracting hundreds of children and parents, rain or shine. This year’s event is on track to raise a record $67,000, bringing the 10-year total to over $400,000.

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The lion’s share of the proceeds benefits pediatric emergency care at Saratoga Hospital. Funds also support pediatric dental care at the hospital’s Saratoga Community Health Center.

The Fun Run was the brainchild of Cantina restaurant owners Jeff and Heath Ames, who teamed up with Saratoga Hospital Foundation to give back in appreciation for the lifesaving care their daughter has repeatedly received at Saratoga Hospital. The event brings families and organizations together for a healthy outdoor activity—and a worthy cause. This year’s presenting sponsor is New Country Motor Car Group. For more information or to register, visit or call 518-583-8765.


Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

Women of Influence Awards Luncheon Photos by

Jane Kromm.

Lynette Whaley.

Teddy Foster.

Karen Heggen.

Lisa Breen.

Robin Dalton.

More than 200 people gathered for the 2017 Saratoga County Women of Influence awards luncheon, held at Longfellows restaurant on Wednesday, May 24. The sold-out crowd

gathered to celebrate with friends and family, and recognize the accomplishments of six fantastic females. The six honorees became the latest community members recognized

for their outstanding commitment to Saratoga County. To read their stories, see the pull-out special section in today’s edition of Saratoga TODAY newspaper.



Saratoga Battlefield To Honor New Englanders’ Sacrifice

Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

Volunteers Ready for Annual Gerald B.H. Solomon Cemetery Effort

Photo by Kara Phillips.

STILLWATER — On Monday, May 29, Saratoga National Historical Park will offer special living-history programming and readings to honor Americans who fought and died in the 1777 Revolutionary War Battles of Saratoga. The Memorial Day event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park, located at 648 Route 32 in Stillwater, and is free. “Nearly 500 Americans were killed or wounded in the Battles of Saratoga,” said Park Ranger Eric Schnitzer. “While some were from New York State, most of the fallen were from New England, and most are still buried on the battlefield in unmarked graves.” This year’s event will focus on the sacrifices made by Connecticut

militiamen who lost their lives at Saratoga in 1777. Living history activities showcase aspects of militia soldier life at Saratoga in 1777. At 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., park staff and volunteers from the public will be invited to read the names of Connecticut men who died in the Battle of Saratoga, which marked the “most important battle fought in the world during the last 1,000 years,” Schnitzer said. At 1 p.m., according to Schnitzer, a sorrowful story of the widow of one of Connecticut’s fallen soldiers will be discussed. For more information on this or other programs at Saratoga National Historical Park, call the visitor center at 518-670-2985 or visit the park website at

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SCHUYLERVILLE — Several thousand people are expected to attend this weekend’s Memorial Day flag service that is performed each year at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Volunteers from local Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts, Patriot

Guard chapters and numerous businesses and organizations will convene at the cemetery’s main flagpole at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 27. The volunteers will begin placing memorial flags at each of the gravesites by 8 a.m., according to Cliff Seguin, the founder and chairman of

Operation Adopt A Soldier in Saratoga Springs. “We’ve been doing it for years,” said Seguin, adding he is grateful for the efforts of so many volunteers. “It’s a really good feeling to know all these people help out.” Sequin indicated that upwards of 4,000 people are expected to attend the event. Each year more gravesites are added, gradually increasing the number of flags that need to be placed, he said. Officials at the cemetery said the number of gravesites stands at approximately 18,000, each of which will be adorned with a Memorial Day flag. Seguin explained that volunteers will return at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, to remove the flags. The Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery is located at 200 Duell Road in Schuylerville. For more information, call 518-581-9128.


Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

Ballston Spa Memorial Day Parade Float Ready by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY MILTON — After about a month of labor, town Highway Department workers have completed a large float that will be featured in the Village of Ballston Spa’s Memorial Day parade. “It’s really fantastic,” said Milton Town Historian Kim McCartney, noting how the float pays homage to the town’s “long history of mills” situated near the Kayaderosseras, Gordon and Glowegee creeks. Ballston Spa’s Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 27, is set to begin at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of Ocean State Job Lot on Route 50. It will proceed to Wiswall Park on Front Street in the village. The float from Milton includes a giant saw blade in the middle and a miniature water wheel on the end. A sign on the

back indicates that Weaver’s Saw Mill on Geyser Road supplied the lumber used in its construction. “We’re proud of our history as a mill town and our float represents that pride,” McCartney said. Milton Highway Superintendent David Forbes said the current float is smaller than a previous version constructed several years ago. In their spare time, he added, several town highway workers chipped in to build it. “I really like helping with those types of projects,” Forbes explained. There are 14 workers under Forbes in Milton’s highway department; in wintry weather, they were routinely thanked by town officials for so promptly clearing roads. At the May 3 meeting of the Milton Town Board, Supervisor Dan Lewza also praised McCartney for her research into the life of a town

U.S. Navy’s Local Change of Command

Outgoing Commander Elvis T. Mikel (saluting at left) and incoming Commander Dana N. Beery. Photo by

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On May 19, before any Memorial Day parades, there was a change-ofcommand ceremony at the Naval Support Activity (NSA) facility on Route 29. Commander Dana Beery relieved Commander Elvis Mikel as commanding officer of NSA Saratoga Springs during the timehonored ceremony. Captain Michael Moore, Chief of Staff, Navy Region MidAtlantic, acted as the presiding official over the ceremony, which was attended by family, friends, and colleagues of both incoming

and outgoing leadership. Moore presented Mikel with the Meritorious Service Medal on behalf of the president for displaying exceptional leadership and outstanding vision during his tour as commanding officer of NSA Saratoga Springs. Beery’s prior assignments include tours as Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer aboard USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), C5I Officer aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5), and Future Operations Planner at Commander of the Sixth Fleet in Naples, Italy.

(From left) Town of Milton Highway Department workers Mark DeLong, Bill Murdie, Town Historian Kim McCartney, Highway Superintendent David Forbes and highway worker Russ Nowhitney show off a completed float. Photo by Larry Goodwin.

native, Henry Cornell, who died overseas in World War I. The board then passed a proclamation in his honor. “I think Kim should be

greatly recognized for the work she does for the town,” Lewza said of McCartney. The American Legion post in Ballston Spa, a primary

organizer of the May 27 parade, is named after Cornell. The village’s Veterans of Foreign Wars post is equally involved in parade planning.



Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

Rhonda Cooper Coordinates WWII and Korean War Vets to See Their Memorials in Washington, D.C Photos by Sue Clark.

by Geraldine Freedman for Saratoga TODAY Rhonda Cooper found her life’s mission by accident. “I was a Patriot Guard Rider with my husband, John, and we’d ride to honor vets at funerals. On one ride to escort vets to Albany who came from Schoharie County, we watched this unbelievable homecoming ceremony

(given to all vets at Albany International Airport who go on the Honor Flight Tour),” Cooper said. “It was life-changing. I knew I had to be part of this.” Cooper became a volunteer in 2013 with the Leatherstocking Honor Flight “hub,” one of ten in the state, which takes veterans of World War II, the Korean conflict, the Vietnam War and those

vets terminally ill to see their memorials in Washington, D.C. The one-day trip, which includes the flight on Southwest Airlines, all meals, the private touring bus, visits to the memorials and to watch the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery, is free. All medical concerns are met and each veteran is accompanied by a guardian, who can be a family member, friend, or volunteer, who spends the entire trip by the vet’s side. The cost to each guardian is $350. After doing a few trips as a volunteer, Cooper assumed the role of trip coordinator and discovered that one of her biggest tasks was to find veterans. “This is all word of mouth,” she said. “Many of the veterans who came with us on our May 6 trip told us that if they’d not seen our sign at B.J.’s or at their doctor’s office, they’d never have heard of us.” This is surprising since the Honor Flight program has been around conceptually since 2004. Earl Morse, a retired Air Force captain and physician assistant working through the Department of Veterans Affairs in a Springfield, OH office, began talking with World War II veterans about the

Rhonda and John Cooper.

then newly-dedicated World War II memorial in D.C. and asked them if they’d like to see it. When he learned that either physical or financial limitations were preventing them to make the trip, he rounded up six private pilots and flew twelve World War II veterans to the memorial. Within months, more pilots had signed on and the Honor Flight Network was founded. Today, there are 131 hubs in 45 states and is funded entirely by donations. But time is wasting. Most of these World War II veterans are in their 90s and according to the organization’s national website, there are more than 27,000 veterans on the waiting list. “We do up to four or five trips each year. Last year we took 138 veterans to Washington,” Cooper said. “Our June 10 trip is full but we’re accepting applications now for our September flight and we encourage vets to get them in.”

The trip is well worth it. “We treat the veterans like rock stars,” she said. “The flight leaves around 6 a.m. and we give them a motorcycle escort to cheer them on and a 20-minute honor ceremony before they go through security. When the flight returns around 11 p.m., there are crowds waving flags to welcome them back. It’s incredible.” For Cooper, though, each trip is very personal. “Just going to D.C. is a beautiful trip and walking through the memorials,” she said. “But with a veteran at their memorial. . .to see the expression on their faces, the tears in their eyes and to hear their stories. There are no words. This is living history.” Veterans can apply online at or call Cooper at 518-878-2257 to get an application.


Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

Skidmore DJs All Tuned In Heard Beyond Campus ‘Bubble’ by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Most Saturday mornings, anyone near Skidmore College can turn on WSPN (91.1 FM) to hear the cheerful rhythms and lyrics of “Polka Magic.” On Sundays at noon, Godfrey Smith (DJ Godfada) sends good vibes through the air with his evolving lists of new and classic Jamaican tunes on “The Reggae Show.” For her first broadcast each month, Skidmore student Monica Hamilton (DJ Harmonica) fills her allotted airwaves with songs created by women artists— because they deserve that honor, not just because Hamilton wants to see a lady elected president. According to recent Skidmore graduate Simon Klein (DJ Psymon Spine), the outgoing station manager, WSPN remains on-air all year long due to the dedicated efforts of students and “community members” alike. “It’s all a labor of love,” said Klein—a guy from Yonkers who aired multiple WSPN shows of his own over several years. A formal student board meets once a month during Skidmore’s academic year, Klein explained, to approve WSPN’s programming and oversee its operations. In fact, student funding is what makes every WSPN broadcast possible. Klein said the new station manager will be Skidmore student Nell Mittelstead (DJ Cold Brew), who opted to study abroad last semester. As the station librarian, Mittelstead helped arrange the expanding collection of music on WSPN’s shelves. The station’s low-power signal fades away after about 15 miles in any direction. In addition to FM radios, though, listeners anywhere can tune in by visiting the WSPN website (http://academics. In his time at the helm, Klein found that the “tight-knit community” of DJs makes WSPN more sustainable than other college radio stations. He also said the “non-homogenized” music and commentary itself clearly separates WSPN from local FM stations that tend to inundate listeners with overplayed songs and commercials.

During a recent interview in WSPN’s mellow Jonsson Tower studio, Hamilton smiled and said her “Ay-Oh-River” show on Mondays compared to fellow student Will Scott’s—though “in a less funny way.” “We all have our different interests and different skills,” added Scott (DJ Wheels), who chose to broadcast “The Dog Talk Variety Hour” on Wednesday evenings. Hamilton gets excited about her role in an ongoing class archiving project focused on WSPN. It traces the station’s history back to its origins on campus in the 1970s. For summer break, both Hamilton and Scott returned to their home bases in Massachusetts far from the WSPN control boards. But that only means—until next semester—more airtime for other DJs, whether they are students who have remained on campus or community members. If no DJ is available for actual programs, 91.1 can broadcast digital loops that are carefully “curated” by Adam Simon and other student music directors. They also manage the 100-slot “Hot Box” of fresh compact discs sent regularly to the station. At a chilly Earth Day festival on campus, Simon was among several at the station who organized WSPN’s first live outdoor broadcast, featuring various artists and bands. He said plans are in the works to renovate the main studio and create a new live recording space there as well. Simon, who had a show called “It’s Cozy Inside” and is preparing for his own trip abroad to India, admitted that Skidmore students are prone to creating a “bubble” around their Saratoga Springs campus. But he also knows from experience how WSPN “breaches that bubble.” Simon pointed to the community DJs who act as a vital “bridge” for WSPN listeners. In general, he said, they should “feel respected and at home here.” “Skidmore College students have been good to me,” confessed Smith of the Sunday Reggae show, which at 27 years old is the second-longest running show on WSPN behind “Polka Magic.”

Students “really got their act together,” Smith added. With Jamaican relatives in the area, Smith relocated to the Capital Region in the early 1970s. “I loved Jamaican music from day one,” he said. “I’m full-time dedicated to this show. Reggae music is big all over the world.” Klein, Simon and the others indicated that WSPN’s longevity is further assured by the efforts of Robin Adams, a 2000 Skidmore graduate who now provides key support to student clubs as a college administrator. Adams “understands the importance of radio,” offered Clara-Sophia Daly, a California native who recently completed

Skidmore students (from left) Monica Hamilton, Simon Klein, Will Scott, ClaraSophia Daly and Adam Simon. Photo by Larry Goodwin.

her first year of studies at Skidmore. She started a show called “Opposition Radio” and is eager to promote the

station’s merchandise. “WSPN is the best,” Daly said. “It’s been such an important part of my life.”



Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

New South Broadway Project: 110 Apartments, Retail and Commercial Space, Incubator to Launch New Businesses by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Call it SoBro. Plans are underway to revitalize the entrance to the city via the South Broadway gateway with the proposed development of a contemporary four-story mixeduse building on an under-utilized lot currently occupied by the Saratoga Diner. The diner closed in 2012. The three-acre project includes 110 single and two-bedroom apartment units, two floors of commercial space, and a new business incubator collaboratively partnered by Saratoga Economic Development Corporation and Saratoga CoWorks. The proposal is currently making its way through the city application process, and expectations are that the project is in compliance with existing zoning and height ordinances. Should the process go well, it is anticipated the diner could be demolished and new construction begun next spring. The structure could be fully operational by the summer of 2019. Plans call for 46 one-bedroom units - monthly rent will

start at about $750 per month - and 64 two-bedroom units – which will rent for approximately $1,650 per month, translating overall to a rate of approximately $1 to $1.35 per square-foot. The apartments will be marketed to local workers in the service and hospitality industries, police and fire department members, teachers, hospital workers, young professionals and downsizing empty nesters. A long-term lease of the parcel, owned by the family who operated the diner for several decades, is being contracted with KCG Development of Indianapolis. The ground floor will feature 7,000 square feet of retail space, 4,000 square feet of service establishment space – such as what would house a salon or barber shop - and a 7,500 squarefoot food beverage or brew pub, which will act as a visible anchor on South Broadway. Streetscape improvements include street lamps, landscaping, and a total of 273 parking spaces for resident and commercial parking uses. The second floor will house 17,000 square feet of commercial space where two new tenants are expected to join SEDC’s 10,000 square foot “incubator,” a flexible

Proposal on South Broadway, facing south, at location currently inhabited by the Saratoga Diner. Photo provided.

Proposal on South Broadway, facing north, at location currently inhabited by the Saratoga Diner. Photo provided.

co-working space to be inhabited by a rotating group of entrepreneurs and early-stage growth business teams. “We already have more than a dozen project teams at all different stages going through the incubator right now from a virtual standpoint,” said Ryan Van Amburgh, economic development specialist at SEDC. “We will spearhead this initiative – these 10,000 square feet – and that’s why we brought on Saratoga Co Works, because they have a proven model from an operation standpoint. There will be a mixeduse of private office space, coworking office space, programs, seminars, and workshops.” The environment also provides the opportunity for crosscollaboration between working

groups to occur. “It allows us to take people literally from the ‘I have an idea’ stage all the way through commercialization, and then accelerate beyond,” Van Amburgh explained. “People can come in at different stages. We’ll have teams that came in and say: I’m a serial entrepreneur and I need an investor, what can I do? Or, somebody has a manufacturing product, but needs help with distribution,” he said. “It really allows any entrepreneur to come in at any stage. Even at that napkin stage where they’re literally writing in a coffee shop: Here’s my idea. And we take them right through the platform, through commercialization. The companies that come in and just want to accelerate beyond that we help through our mentorship

pool, through an advisory team and the community.” Featuring a residential component, a commercial component, and a component to both nurture and launch entrepreneurship, the goal of the overall project is to inspire new businesses to grow and subsequently set up their own businesses in the local community, as well as to provide housing opportunities otherwise not readily available. “We’re a membership-based organization and it’s made up of the business leaders that drive the economy now. So, they are there to mentor the next generation. That’s how it works,” Van Amburgh said. “This project will be transformative for that area. It will spark more development.”

Charter Commission Presents Final Draft Tuesday by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TOAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Charter Review Commission will stage an informational Open House and present the final draft of its proposed charter during an all-day event at the Saratoga Springs City Center on Tuesday. The Commission is advocating for a council-manager form

of government in contrast to the commission form of governing under which Saratoga Springs has operated since its incorporation as a city in 1915. City residents will vote on the referendum in November. The council-manager form is the most popular structure of local government in the United States, according to the commission; In this form of governing, the city council approves

the budget, determines the tax rate, focuses on the community’s goals and hires a non-partisan, professional city manager to carry out the policies. Under the current commission form of governing, four commissioners and the mayor each oversee separate departments and have equal say as part of the five-member city council. The event will take place 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30.


Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

Oprah Inspires Skidmore Graduates at SPAC by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — For 40 seconds, most everyone in the crowd of nearly 5,000 people inside the SPAC pavilion and several thousand more seated outside on the lawn kept their eyes closed in an exercise in the expression of gratitude led by Oprah Winfrey. “Serve the calling of your soul,” the popular former television talk show host instructed. “Use more of YOU, to bring forth the light.” Winfrey, author and scholar Wes Moore, and journalist and education advocate Ann Rubenstein Tisch were each awarded a doctorate of letters, and the achievements of more than 600 graduates were celebrated during Skidmore College’s 2017 Commencement at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Saturday.

Winfrey spoke for nearly 30 minutes and stressed each individual find their way through life’s varied stages by following the instinct of their own truth. Mohau Mazibuko – one of three students enrolled at Skidmore this year who came from Oprah’s Leadership Academy for Girls in Africa – was a member of the graduating Class of 2017. “Every decision I ever made that led me to the right space and place in life, I got there because I relied on my inner voice – the truth of me,” explained Winfrey, urging attendees to develop their spiritual muscle by practicing gratitude – something she said she does every day. Among the graduating class were Pete Donnelly – who returned to school 25 years after taking a leave of absence to spend full-time as a member of the band The Figgs – and Lulu Simon,

Saratoga Springs native Pete Donnelly at SPAC during Skidmore College’s 2017 Commencement on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Image by

whose parents Edie Brickell and Paul Simon joyfully watched the day’s ceremonies from their seats in the front row. Skidmore College President Philip Glotzbach offered congratulatory remarks to students, noted their graduation gowns were composed of recyclable materials – “symbolic of Skidmore’s commitment to sustainability,” he said – and appointed them “ambassadors for liberal learning” in their future endeavors as they crossed the divide into the real world. Moore jokingly apologized that his book, “The Other Wes Moore,” was required reading at the college, and Tisch urged graduates to prepare for life’s inevitable challenges by seeking the opportunities wrapped within them. “Learn to redefine failure as part of the process of success,” she said. Perhaps the day’s most passionate words were spoken by graduating student Abude Al-Asaad. The co-chair of the Senior Gift campaign dutifully thanked teachers and trustees, jokingly welcomed affluent parents now broke because

Abude Al-Asaad on stage at SPAC during Skidmore College’s 2017 Commencement on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Image by

of tuition costs and “people who show up at random such events,” and shared the emotional journey from his upbringing in a Syrian refugee

camp to the day’s celebration of his graduation, even as his family was not permitted to enter the country to witness their son’s graduation.



Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

NYRA Expands Season Pass Promotion Through City Businesses by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association (NYRA) is expanding its promotion of Saratoga Race Course season passes, aiming to provide an additional economic boost to city businesses. “At our store, we get the racing fans,” admits Downtown Business Association (DBA) President Maddy Zanetti, a co-owner of Impressions of Saratoga on Broadway. The store offers all sorts of decorative household furnishings and clothes that feature horses. Zanetti said some of her store’s customers would “definitely” take advantage of an opportunity to purchase NYRA’s grandstand or clubhouse season passes, which have been offered for several years through local Stewart’s Shops.

Levi Pascher, a spokesman for the Albany firm Ed Lewi Associates, which handles public relations for NYRA, said the goal of recruiting the city’s DBA members is “to bring value and drive business to downtown Saratoga.” Pascher indicated that season pass holders qualify for 10 percent discounts at participating local businesses, including concert and sports venues. The same discounts apply at NYRA concession stands. Several restrictions do apply, however. Aside from Impressions, Zanetti said about 40 of the roughly 240 DBA members are participating in the expanded program. She mentioned such businesses as Lifestyles of Saratoga, G.Willikers Toys, Wheatfields and Druthers Brewing Company, explaining

that a large group of service providers in the DBA (doctors, real estate firms, etc.) are unable to participate. Zanetti said customers can purchase vouchers at individual stores but must complete the transaction online through NYRA’s website (www.nyra. com/saratoga.) At a cost of $65 for the clubhouse and $40 for grandstand seats, NYRA season passes are then mailed to recipients. The passes do not include reserved seating and are valid for one admission, according to Pascher. Lynn LaRocca, NYRA’s vice president and chief experience officer, said the track’s “most loyal fans…realize there’s inherent value” in buying season passes. She said they pay off after about seven trips to the racecourse, which is scheduled to open on Friday, July 21.

Downtown Business Association President Maddy Zanetti. Photo by Larry Goodwin.

Though obviously related in direct ways, LaRocca said the season passes are considered separate from NYRA’s Season Perks program, which runs every year from June 1 through March 31 and also offers discounts to customers. Maria D’Amelia, a spokeswoman for Stewart’s Shops, said the NYRA season pass promotion has been “a great partnership” during the several years it has been offered through nearly 160 of the company’s stores. A number of Stewart’s customers have expressed support for the “convenience factor,” D’Amelia said. Company officials evaluate the results of the promotion for each season at the track, she added. NYRA’s Season Perks program was already quite popular, according to D’Amelia. So the season pass promotion, she said, “certainly adds to that value.”


Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

Tourism Bureau Hires Marketer

Talia Cass. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau announced that Talia Cass is joining the team as director of marketing and communications. Her primary role will be as lead disseminator of the Discover Saratoga brand. Through all traditional and non-traditional means, Cass will be tasked with building upon the bureau’s efforts to position itself as a global destination for meetings, conventions, sports tournaments, special events, tour groups and destination weddings. Cass will work directly with the bureau team to attract new business opportunities to Saratoga; build attendance for those groups bringing their events to Saratoga; and provide a platform for member businesses to promote their goods and services to conference and event attendees. A 2014 College of Saint Rose graduate, Cass joined the Proctors Theatre team in Schenectady as an

account executive for the Schenectady County Tourism Promotion Agency, which eventually led to her role as the tourism and convention manager. While in that role, Cass also provided key marketing support to the Capital-Saratoga Regional Tourism Promotional Agency. A self-described storyteller, one of Cass’s main passions is writing. In her free time, Cass enjoys writing personal essays, blogs and more. Previously, she managed a blog for New York Business Development Corporation. Cass is a current board member of the Schenectady Greenmarket and past board member of the New York State Tourism Industry Association and the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway Coalition. Her first day with the bureau will be Tuesday, May 30. Cass can be reached at 518-584-1531, or by email

Ollie’s Grill-n-Chill Opens

David Delozier. Photo by Jim Daley.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The old ice cream and BBQ joint east of downtown on Route 29 has reopened for the summer

season under new ownership. Formerly known as Mr. Ed’s, the countryside eatery at 588 Lake Avenue is now called Ollie’s Grill-n-Chill. New owners David and Brenda Delozier are revitalizing the legacy of Mr. Ed’s, firing up the old smoker for authentic Memphis-style Barbeque, along with the ice cream stand. The three-acre site has ample parking, and the large lawn can accommodate overflow. Ollie’s set aside Tuesday nights for the gathering of rumbling engines and rumble seats. Previously, Delozier ran the kitchen at Moby Rick’s Seafood and was one of the fishmongers for Pura Vida at area farmers’ markets. With a fetish for fish, he has added some fried fish items to the Ollie’s menu and salmon to the smoker. Delozier also was the publisher of Ecolocal magazine, which touted the local food and business scene, from 2008 to 2013. At Ollie’s, there is an Eco-local burger, which features local, 100 percent grassfed beef and locally produced cheese. The Deloziers pledged to incorporate other local products whenever possible. For more information, call 518-886-1199 or visit www.

Real Estate Career Noted

Carol Raike. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Coldwell Banker Prime Properties announced that Associate Broker Carol Raike has exceeded $116 million in career sales, becoming one of only a handful of brokers with the company to reach that milestone. For nearly 16 years, Raike has been a full-time real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Prime Properties and currently works out of the agency’s Saratoga Springs office. Raike specializes in all areas of residential real estate, from new construction and first-time homebuyers to corporate relocations and the luxury home market. Raike got her start in the real estate industry in 2001 and obtained her broker’s license in 2004, quickly establishing herself as a consistent top earner for the agency. She was recently named as one of the Top 25 Coldwell Banker Producers in the Capital District. Raike is also a trained Relocation Services Advisor, working within that department of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties to assist individuals and families coming to the area through a corporate relocation.

Raike’s numerous industry awards include the Coldwell Banker National’s Diamond and Sterling Society Awards and the Platinum Pinnacle Award. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors and Greater Capital Region Association of Realtors.

Free Checking for Students at Adirondack Trust SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Adirondack Trust Company (ATC) announced that it has launched ATC Free Student Checking, the newest deposit product designed to help students reach their financial goals while developing basic money-management skills. The ATC Free Student Checking account is available to those aged 13 to 23 and will require those under the age of 18 to have a parent/guardian listed on the account. It is tailored to keep track of their money anytime, anywhere by using the bank’s WebWise Online Banking Services or a Mobile Banking app, as well as accessing their account at any Adirondack Trust branch and ATM. The checking accounts have no minimum balance requirements, no monthly maintenance fees, and offer refunds of up to four ATM surcharges monthly (or $15) from machines that are not operated by Adirondack Trust. For more information, visit the website



Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

Wesley Community Acquires Home Care Provider SARATOGA SPRINGS — Earlier this month, the Wesley Community announced the acquisition of Saratoga Springsbased home care provider Senior Solutions, which will enable the senior services organization to offer in-home care to clients and residents. The move expands the service offerings of the Wesley

Community from its Saratoga Springs campus to a home-based setting, and extends the geographic footprint of the organization from beyond Saratoga and Warren Counties to include the adult aging population within the Schenectady area. The acquisition also allows the Wesley Community to add another level of service to

its continuum of care model, which includes independent and enriched living, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care options for seniors. “Aging at home is an important priority for many adults and their families. Wesley Senior Solutions provides the senior population with an alternative option beyond the traditional residential care currently available on our campus,” said Wesley Community CEO Brian Nealon. “All of us at The Wesley Community are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care, and this new offering will allow us to bring that same level of service to clients who wish to remain in the comfort of their own home.” Wesley Senior Solutions will

offer a wide array of comprehensive home health care services to meet the needs of individuals on a 24-hour basis. Personal care services available include: assistance with personal hygiene and skin care; assistance with the use of a bed pan or toilet; using alternative walking devices; assistance with applying non-prescription topical medications; recording weight; medication reminders and refilling prescriptions at the local pharmacy. Home health professionals can further assist with changing urinary diversion appliances; collecting urine specimens and assisting self-directing clients with the use of their oxygen equipment. All clients will receive a customized care plan designed

to meet their individual needs following a professional in-home nursing assessment. Both longand short-term care options are available. Non-medical companion care services will also be available, which include daily routine maintenance; light housekeeping; linen changes; laundry; meal preparation; shopping; and transportation to appointments, events, or recreational activities. The Wesley Community is currently hiring for companion, personal care and home health professional positions at Wesley Senior Solutions. For more information about Wesley Senior Solutions, call tollfree at 1-800-677-2507 or visit


Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

BALLSTON SPA 16 Middleline Rd., $540,000. Eric and Mary Hoover sold property to Stephane Renou and Helene Morel. 13 Gartner Dr., $164,000. Terri Maxson sold property to Andrei Squires. 11 Carriage Run, $831,503. Old Westwind Farm LLC, sold property to Matthew and Alesia Carras.

CHARLTON 31 Redwood Dr., $649,900. Nicholas and Sandra Verola sold property to Michael and Mary Grygiel. 46 Old Stage Rd., $480,000. Kariann Morris and Robert May, Jr. sold property to Stephen and Sarah Little. 600 Charlton Rd., $50,000. Lisa Zambito sold property to Jeffrey Delano. 1 Edwin Dr., $225,000.. Robert and Cheryl Wold sold property to Bradford and Kayla Cooper. 41 Beechwood Dr., $100,000. Jean Hunsicker, Diane Holzmann, and Bruce Cooper sold property to Bruce Cooper and Patricia Kopper.

CLIFTON PARK 658 Waite Rd., $342,500. Eivion Williams (as Trustee) sold property to David Danner. 15 Winding Ridge Ct., $310,000. Noreen Collins sold property to Alice and Anthony Cerone. 3 Woodside Dr., $230,000. Layne Zagorski sold property to Nicholas Lesniak. 7 Pine Tree Place, $240,000. Brian and Lynda Huba sold property to Robert Marx and Heather Brondi. 3 Legends Way, $472,500. Benjamin and Colleen Chase sold property to Daniel and Melissa Boisvert. 7 Mohawk Trail, $205,000. Chad Hill sold property to Evan Butterfield. 945 Riverview Rd., $293,800. Michael and Christine Ironside sold property to Jeffrey and Lisa Markowski.

107 Gloucester St., $300,000. Phillip and Imelda Browning sold property to Hua Xu and Fan Yang. 1152 Balllston Lake Rd., $140,450. Ballston Realty LLC sold property to Autumn and Alex Sims. 432 Vischer Ferry Rd., $404,000. Michael and Lynn Wood sold property to Wallace Pete and Arvella Tardelli. 10 Esopus Dr., $267,800. Michael and Lindsay Martin sold property to Justin Gould and Laura Murray. 99 Gloucester St., $275,000. Owen and Jennifer Speulstra sold property to Morgan and Annemarie Dillon. 4 Sherman Oaks, $335,000. Ida Sands sold property to Abhinav Jain and Tanya Jajodia.

GALWAY 2597 Old Mill Rd., $304,000. Louis Puglisi sold property to Jason Puglisi.

1 Outlook Dr. North, $350,000. Vincent Fadale sold property to Richard and Layne Zagorski. 31 Saville Row, $452,233. Legacy Builders LLC sold property to Lindsay and Claudia Hough. 4 Siena Dr., $223,000. Jeffrey and Renee Pomeroy sold property to Steven Paolucci.

MALTA 1 Lake Ridge Dr., $600,000. Henryk and Melainia Lapinski sold property to David and Mary Hoefer. 4 Wake Robin Rd., $91,350. Joseph Murphy sold property to Levbow Associates LLC. 14 Hunters Run, $330,000. Sandra Meier (as Trustee) sold property to Jeffrey and Michele Dignam. 30 Lupine Dr., $276,000. Robert and Winifred Horn sold property to Benjamin VanGuilder.


5308 Bliss Rd., $249,900. Tracy Freas sold property to William Pearson.

572 Victory Circle, $279,900. Eric Adams and Wayne Beale sold property to Christopher and Suzanne Jaynes.

7306 Teller Lane, $130,000. Loraine Kilallen (by Exec) sold property to Kurt Ladu, Brent and Paulette Bosworth.

176 Finley Rd., $14,200. JP Morgan Chase Bank sold property to Castlerrock 2017 LLC.

GREENFIELD 610 Locust Grove Rd., $399,900. Patricia Hatlee (Ind. and as Trustee) sold property to Billy and Adria Newberry. 103 Spier Falls Rd., $164,000. William and Stephnee Lloyd sold property to David and Jennifer Canfield.

42 Skylark Dr., $239,777. Peter Wilson and Michaela Reilly (by Agent) sold property to Kathleen Walsh and Fenton Jones. 7 Rowland St., $80,000. Brian Smith sold property to McConchie Properties LLC.


25 Hughes Rd., $27,000. Joseph and Sylvia White sold property to Scott and Anna Watson.

152 Reservoir Rd., $22,000. David and Mary Farr sold property to Lindsey and Jared Amadon.

107 Allen Rd., $470,000. Todd and Margaret Bushee sold property to N.P. Dodge, Jr. and Leslie Delperdang (Co-Ttrustees).

1625 Route 9, $132,500. Thomas and Christine Bushey sold property to Alan Walkup.

107 Allen Rd., $470,000. N.P. Dodge, Jr. (Trustee) sold property to Aaron Goertzen and Stacey MacDonald.

34 Robins Run, $166,000. US Bank National Association (as Trustee) sold property to Adam Kurchner and Rebecca Tibbatts.

HALFMOON 10C Pointe West Dr., $266,251. Pointe West Townhomes of Halfmoon sold property to Ryan and Erin Mark.


PROVIDENCE 145 Drager Rd., $296,000. John and Donna Ryan sold property to Nicholas and Sarah Hume.

SARATOGA 1316 Route 9P, $250,000. James Reed (as Trustee) sold property to Kevin and Heather Hanna. 42 Burgoyne St., $70,000. Thomas and Janice Johnson (Co-Trustees) sold property to Donna and Donald Fish, Sr.,

SARATOGA SPRINGS 6 – 14 Kirby Rd., $575,000. Kirby Burnt Hills Realty LLC sold property to HFICO LLC. 316 Ballston Ave., Unit D, $267,000. 316 Ballston Ave. LLC sold property to Melissa Alexander. 18 Granite St., $845,000. Shana and Robert Parkeharrison sold property to Jason Ohlberg and Scott Erickson. 125 Union Ave., Unit 107, $145,500. Mitchell Berg and Jennifer Schiff-Berg sold property to Alyssa and Tessa Boyea. 1 Avery St., $185,000. Gerard and Diana Laing sold property to Thomas Roohan. 7 St. Charles Place, $152,500. Michael Klosek, Jr. (as Trustee)

17 sold property to Modern Antiquity (DBA).

STILLWATER 10 Champlain Rd., $164,908. Champa Sharma sold property to Rachel Jones. 17 Meadow Lane, $41,499. US Bank National Association sold property to Marie and Maurice Bariteau.

WATERFORD 167 Saratoga Ave., $121,960. Wise Endeavors Inc. sold property to Tyler Mabee.

WILTON 32 Christina Ct., $225,000. Susan Arnold (By Exec.) sold property to Justin and Jennelle Miles. 330 Louden Rd., $282,500. Michael Rinella sold property to Jason Kerns. 5 Claire Pass, $415,000. David and Virginia Keefe sold property toSally Warner and Edward Fagan (Co-Trustees). 73 Coble Hill Dr., $291,000. Jason and Maureen Mangine sold property to Shawn and Tracy Lescault.



Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

Putting a Face to History: Korean War Veterans Speak to Saratoga Students by Thomas Kika Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — History came alive recently for students at Saratoga Springs High School (SSHS). In the intimate setting of the SSHS teaching auditorium, a little over three classes worth of local students gathered for an assembly on May 24 where seven members of the Adirondack Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association came to share stories from their times serving their country. In attendance to share their stories were Bruce Blackie, Roger Calkins, Eugene Slavin, Paul O’Keefe, Edward Bushey, William Reid, and Robert Garland. After each speaker rose to give the audience a salute, Blackie spoke first, introducing the group’s intention to shed a light on what many have termed the “Forgotten War.” “What we wanna do is put a personal face on what you read in the history books,” Blackie said. He continued, noting the historically significant facets of the Korean War: it was the first war in American history with no formal congressional declaration to mark the country’s entrance into it, and it ended not with a victory on either side, but with a ceasefire that holds to this day. Calkins spoke next, first noting how each speaker had lived through WWII, which ended just five years before the start of the Korean War, and how at the time the feeling of peace was such that few thought that it would ever end, let alone so soon after. He then took students through the shape of the lands controlled by the North and the South over the course of three years, starting with the divisions of the country

made by the United States and the Soviet Union after WWII, see-sawing back and forth from Northern to Southern control, before finally ending with the current dividing line at the 38th Parallel, currently known as the Korean Demilitarized Zone. “It all happened very fast,” Calkins said. O’Keefe spoke next, bringing a much more personal angle to his talk, telling the story of how he came to be involved in the war, and how things went for himself and his friends afterwards. O’Keefe graduated from Mechanicville High School only four days before the war began. Alongside himself, a good friend of his from school, Raymond Waldron, was also drafted, and he told the audience to remember that name, as he would be coming back to it. Before basic training, O’Keefe had never held any sort of weapon before. “Not even a BB gun,” O’Keefe said. Speaking of his time on the battlefield, he noted how the life of a soldier felt like being an animal. “Your home is now a hole in the ground,” he said, telling the students about foxholes. Coming back to his friend Waldron, O’Keefe told the story of how surprised he was to see a friend from home in the army with himself. Later on, he told students about how Waldron went on to attend Ithaca College, and eventually became a coach and respected athletic director at SSHS, despite at one time being among their bitter rivals on the sports team in Mechanicville. Waldron’s esteem within the community was so great that a street was named after him, Coach Waldron Way, just off of Washington Street in Saratoga Springs.

Hunter Choy (center) and Will Navin (right) meet with one of the assembly’s speakers.

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(From left) Robert Garland, William Reed, Paul O'Keefe, Roger Calkins, Bruce Blackie, Edward Bushey, and Eugene Slavin.

(From left) Mary Kuelzow, Lois Miner, Louise Finan, Marian Crandall.

O’Keefe concluded his portion by highlighting the some of the graduating Blue Streaks who would be going on to attend military academies in the fall, including student athletes Hunter Choy and Will Navin, who were in attendance. After each speaker had told their stories, they opened up the floor for student questions. Choy and Navin each came with the kinds of specific questions befitting soon-to-be members of the Armed Forces. Choy asked about

the tactics employed by the forces they interacted with in Korea, to which many of the men recalled the overwhelming numbers mobilized by the Chinese, who fought on the side of North Korea alongside the Soviet Union. Navin wanted to know about the public’s perceptions of the war at the time, which according to the men was something like ignorance, as many people seemed unaware of the war. Upon returning home from combat, a few speakers recalled how

many people at home were not aware that they had been gone for so long on account of the war. Along with sharing stories from their times in the service, the speakers also stressed how important it is to honor those servicemen and women who were not lucky enough to come back, an appropriate message so close to Memorial Day. “It is a day to remember those who never got to take their uniforms off,” O’Keefe said about the upcoming day of remembrance.


Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

Saratoga Schools Searches for New Superintendent


Nacre Summer Scholar Award SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Nacre Dance Company has announced the first Nacre Summer Scholar Award. This award will provide full tuition for a student for the Nacre 2017 Summer Dance Camp, July 17-21, where students have a unique opportunity to study with winning choreographers from their “So, You Think You Can Choreograph?” series. This week also includes a field trip to SPAC to see the Argentinian dance and drumming troupe, Che Malambo.

Consideration will be given to the applicant who demonstrates discipline, passion and competency in the field of dance. Examples of this would be present or past enrollment in master classes, summer dance experiences or performances outside one’s studio. For more information on the application process, please visit or phone 518-817-3833. The deadline for submission is June 15.

Circus Smirkus 30th Anniversary Big Top Tour

Saratoga Springs High School. Photo by

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs City School District has begun its search for a new superintendent of schools. The current superintendent, Michael Piccirillo, is retiring soon, and will stay on in his

current role until Dec. 31. The district’s goal is to have his replacement lined up by Jan. 2018. An open forum was held by the district on May 23 to allow staff, students, and the general public to share which qualities they would

like in a prospective new superintendent. As of May 24, a survey is online that will allow the public to give their feedback on the search. It will be available until June 8, and can be found at www.

Saratoga Builders Association Student Scholarship Recipient

Scholarship recipient Molly Gagnon of Saratoga Springs. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Builders Association has announced the recipient of their $1,000 2017 Student Scholarship Award, Molly Gagnon of Saratoga Springs.

Gagnon is a senior at Saratoga Springs High School and a member of the National Honors Society. She will be attending Northeastern University to study Architecture this coming

fall. The Saratoga Builders Association makes this scholarship available annually to high school seniors who are planning to pursue a construction industry education.

Smart Choices & Teen Drive Safety Week BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa High School (BSHS) recently implemented its annual Smart Choices initiative focusing on “Teen Driver Safety” to promote safe and healthy decision making skills for the school community.

The goal is to increase student awareness about the safety concerns of underage drinking, reckless driving and other unsafe decisions made by teenagers. The event is held during school hours on May 24-26, 2017 and includes

a variety of presentations and activities for all grade levels in the High School. The program is held strategically before the BSHS prom, which is scheduled for June 10, 2017 at The Saratoga City Center in Saratoga Springs.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs is partnering with Circus Smirkus to bring the world-renowned youth circus’s 30th Anniversary “Big Top Tour” to Saratoga Springs from July 11-12 on the outdoor soccer fields of the Saratoga Casino Hotel. Tickets for the event are currently on sale, and are $25 for anyone over 13 and $20 for children 2-12. Children under 2 can get in for free on their parents’ laps. All proceeds from the event will go to the Waldorf School. The theme of Circus Smirkus this year is “Midnight at the Museum.” Thirty young circus

performers, ages 12-18, bring their honed circus skills to the show from all across the globe. The 2017 performance troupe hails from thirteen states – California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington - and two foreign countries, Canada and Zambia. This year’s show will feature aerials, acrobatics, wire walking, juggling, clowning, live music and an array of brilliant costumes. Tickets to the show can be purchased online at


Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017 (518) 580-5596

Skidmore College offers a variety of programs for children of all ages during the summer months. CAMP NORTHWOODS, Skidmore’s day camp for children entering grades 1-6, offers an exciting program of sports, cultural arts, nature study and relaxed play. Our goal is to provide a variety of fun activities that happily challenge the imagination, intellect, and body. The camp’s home base is Falstaff’s Pavilion on the Skidmore College campus, but campers frequent the Williamson Sports Center, Schick Art Gallery, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, and Zankel Music Center. The daily enrichment activities led by the experienced staff are supplemented by weekly field trips to recreational and historical sites, and visits by special guests. Children will also enjoy arts and crafts, ceramics, games, hiking, and daily swim time. One and two-week sessions are available from June 26-August 11.

Skidmore College also offers a wide array of SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS from June through August for children of all ages. Choose

from baseball, lacrosse, swimming, basketball, soccer, volleyball and field hockey. Children learn the concept of teamwork while acquiring the necessary skills for his or her sport of choice. Adults, novice or experienced, can participate in a rowing program offered throughout the spring, summer and fall at the Boat House located on beautiful Fish Creek. All other programs are held on the Skidmore Campus at the Sports and Recreation Center and/or the adjacent fields.

For more information: or call Camp Northwoods at 518-580-5596.

For more information, or to register: sports/ or call Skidmore Summer Sports Camps 518-580-8061.


Sports Camps for all ages Register online! 518.580.8061



Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

Savoring the Spears of Spring Scallops with Asparagus Adapted from recipe on

Saturdays, 9 to 1 Wednesdays 3 to 6

Makes 4 servings


High Rock Park

* Ingredients can be found at the market

by Himanee Gupta-Carlson

- 1 lb asparagus*

for Saratoga TODAY Growing asparagus might be like raising a child. You plant it once. You nurture its tender shoots, and then you watch it grow so fast that you can barely harvest it fast enough. For farmers, asparagus requires patience and an intense amount of labor. It also brings unending joy. “It’s really something special,” says Christine, of Saratoga Apple, who sells asparagus at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market from early May through June. “As a perennial, its roots produce every year.” Unlike most vegetables cultivated in the United States, asparagus harvests cannot begin until the plants have established strong root systems, which typically takes three to four years. Farmers usually start their crops from “crowns,” which are the roots of a year-old plant. After being transplanted in a deep, five to eightinch furrow, the crown sends up a few shoots. Farmers let these shoots turn to feathery ferns and drop down into the soil for a few years. This gives the plant time to mature, enabling it to push up from the ground plump, juicy spears repeatedly through late spring. At this stage, some say the plants will produce for life. The Darrow family planted a half-acre asparagus patch in the early 2000s to supplement Saratoga Apple’s primary apple crop. After 15 years, it remains strong. “It’s one of the easiest plants to grow,” says Eric Darrow, “and, at times, one of the most challenging.” One challenge is maintenance. Each spring, the Darrows burn and mow the field to rid it

Directions 1. Trim “woody” ends of asparagus, then cut stems into 1/4-inch-thick diagonal slices, leaving tips whole.

- 3 tablespoons olive 2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch heavy nonstick skillet oil* over moderately high heat - 2 lb sea scallops, tough ligament removed from side of each if attached*

Scallops with Asparagus

- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper - 3/4 teaspoon salt - 1/3 cup dry white wine* Saratoga Apple by Pattie Garrett.

- 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon pieces*

Spring asparagus patch.

of weeds. Although weeds will reappear, the initial clean up creates space for the asparagus to grow. They usually mow again about half-way through the season when, Christine notes, “the grasses get so high that the asparagus can’t be seen.” A second challenge is the harvest. Each spear must be cut by hand, just above the soil. In the season’s peak, the spears can grow so quickly that the field is harvested twice a day.

The plants end their yearly life cycle when the spears feather out to ferns, produce berries, and dry up. The berries often get blown elsewhere. Christine invariably discovers some asparagus growing amid her raspberries every year. “No matter,” she says. “We pick it all, and enjoy it.” The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is at High Rock Park 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

until hot but not smoking, then sauté asparagus, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate, reserving skillet off heat (do not clean). 3. Pat scallops dry and sprinkle with pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet and heat over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté half of scallops, turning over once, until browned and just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes total. Transfer scallops to another plate as cooked. 4. Wipe out skillet with paper towels, then add remaining tablespoon oil and heat until hot but not smoking. Sauté remaining scallops, turning over once, until browned and cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes total, transferring to plate. (Do not wipe out skillet after second batch.) 5. Carefully add wine to skillet and boil, scraping up brown bits, until liquid is reduced to about 2 tablespoons, about 1 minute. Add any scallop juices accumulated on plate and bring to a simmer. 6. Reduce heat to low and whisk in butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until incorporated. 7. Add asparagus and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook until heated through, about 1 minute. 8. Serve scallops topped with asparagus and sauce.


Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

Precision Processing feature. If it senses the motor struggling too much, the machine will stop processing, the motor will shut off, and the machine will go into ‘Stand-By’ mode will all of the buttons flashing. Here is a great hummus recipe that the food processor can assist with:

Edamame Hummus Feeds 6 to 8 as a side dish

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY Hello my Foodie Friends! So many of our customers come in requesting a valuable kitchen tool – the Food Processor! The reason is that Foodies can make many meals with precision and ease! My mother-in-law Marie loves hers and we are always surprised at the dishes she whips up. Paula and I have been trying to eat a little healthier so Marie found this great recipe for hummus on the Breville website and she used her Sous Chef 12 to surprise us. The hummus tasted great! At Compliments to the Chef, we carry the Breville Sous Chef®12 food processor. This processor allows for precision processing and variable slicing. Food preparation has never been easier. Three feed chute options for precise results. The 5” large feed chute is wide enough for potatoes or zucchini. The 2 ¾” mid-feed chute

Ingredients • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 shallot, finely chopped • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped • 2 cups shelled cooked edamame • 1 cup water • 1/2 cup tahini offers greater control when processing medium size ingredients. The 1 ½” mini feed chute prevents long thin ingredients like carrots from tipping over during slicing. The adjustable slicer has 24 settings from paper thin (0.3mm) to thick cut (8.0mm) to customize and create restaurant quality precision cuts saving you time. A heavy duty 1000 watt induction motor, built like no other.

greater control over the foods being processed, ensuring they are sliced, chopped and just plain perfect.

The Sous Chef™ 12 comes with some very special features.

• Overload Protection – To ensure that the motor is not damaged by overly large loads or food jams, the Sous Chef™ 12 is equipped with an overload protection

• Varying Food Pushers – With a small, medium and large food pusher, the Sous Chef™ 12 allows for

• PAUSE Button – The Sous Chef™ 12 has a pause button that allows for a brief interruption of the processing without completely stopping and starting the entire machine. Those foods that need quick bursts of power to process will be a breeze.

Almost Time for Brunch

Farmers Hardware owner and chef Julia Sanzen observes the arrival of a kitchen unit outside her Maple Avenue brunch hall. Photo by

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On May 18, Julia Sanzen took a big step toward opening her new Farmers Hardware brunch hall at 35 Maple Avenue by overseeing

the arrival of a kitchen unit made by the Canadian company Venture Food Trucks. Sanzen said she plans to open the eatery in June, serving

customers brunch in the city’s historic district between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, visit

• 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice • 1 tablespoon soy sauce • 2 teaspoons salt • 2 teaspoons ground cumin Instructions 1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes, or until soft. Add the edamame and cook for 2 minutes. Add the water, tahini, lemon juice, soy sauce, salt and cumin, stir, and bring to a simmer. Simmer gently for 6 minutes.

2. Transfer the contents of the pan to a food processor and process until you have a thick, crumbly puree.. You can keep this warm in a pot on the stove until ready to serve, or serve at room temperature. Stop in to the “Compliments to the Chef Plaza” at 46 Marion Ave,.Let us know how you liked the recipe. I’ll tell the beautiful Marie the Best Mother-in-law in the World! Remember my Foodie Friends that “Life Happens in the Kitchen!” Take Care, Paula and John


Places of Worship Adirondack Christian Fellowship 8 Mountain Ledge, Wilton 587-0623 | Services: Sunday 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Adirondack Friends Meeting 27 Saratoga Ave, South Glens Falls 793-3755 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Assembly of God Faith Chapel 6 Burgoyne St, Schuylerville 695-6069 | Rev. Jason Proctor Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Assembly of God Saratoga 118 Woodlawn Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-6081 | Services: Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Bacon Hill Reformed Church* 560 Route 32N, Bacon Hill | 695-3074 Rev. Janet Vincent | Services: Worship service 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m. Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa | 885-7312 Services: Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Ballston Spa United Methodist Church 101 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa 885-6886 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Baha’i Community of Saratoga Springs Saratoga Springs Public Library, Glasby Room Public Meetings 1st Tuesdays, 7p.m. 692-7694, 885-0876 | | 1-800-22UNITE Bethesda Episcopal Church* 41 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs | 584-5980 The Very Rev’d Marshall J. Vang Services: Sunday 8:00AM & 10:00AM Calvary Capital District 17 Low Street, Ballston Spa | Pastor Andrew Holt Services: Sunday 10 am | Church of Christ at Clifton Park 7 Old Route 146, Clifton Park 371-6611 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church 768 Charlton Rd., Charlton | Services: Sunday 10 am Phone: 399-4831 Christ Community Reformed Church 1010 Route 146, Clifton Park | 371-7654 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Christ Episcopal Church 15 West High St, Ballston Spa | 885-1031 Services: Sunday 8 & 10 a.m. Christian Restoration Ministries Saratoga Senior Center 5 Williams St, Saratoga Springs 796-4323 | Pastor Pat Roach Services: Sunday 6:30 p.m. Christian Science Church 107 Circular St, Saratoga Springs 584-0221 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Community Alliance Church 257 Rowland St, Ballston Spa 885-6524 | Services: Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Congregation Shaara Tfille* 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs 584-2370 | Services: Saturday 10 a.m. Corinth Free Methodist Church   20 Hamilton Ave, Corinth 654-9255; 792-0271 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Corinth United Methodist Church 243 Main Street, Corinth 654-2521 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Cornerstone Community Church 100 Saratoga Village Blvd. #8 Ballston Spa. | 664-5204 | Pastor Frank Galerie Services: Sunday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Community 2001 Route 9, Round Lake 877-8506 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 & 11 a.m.; Eastern Orthodox — Christ the Savior 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake 212-7845 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. First Baptist Church of Saratoga Springs 45 Washington St, Saratoga Springs 584-6301 | Services: Sunday 12 noon First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa 202 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa 885-8361 | Services: 10:30 a.m. worship, (9 a.m. in July and August) 9 a.m. Sunday School (all ages) First Presbyterian Church of Ballston Spa 22 West High St, Ballston Spa 885-5583 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

* = Wheelchair Accessible

Full Gospel Tabernacle 207 Redmond Road, Gansevoort 793-2739 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Galway United Methodist Church 2056 East St, Galway | 882-6520 Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. (9 a.m. in July and August) Grace Fellowship Saratoga 165 High Rock Ave, Saratoga | 691-0301 Pastor: Mike Adams Services: Sundays 9 & 11 a.m. Greater Grace Community Church 100 Saratoga Village, Building 17, Ballston Spa. Pastor David Moore | 899-7777 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Greenfield Center Baptist Church 30 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center | 893-7429 Services: Sunday School for all ages - 9:45 a.m.; Church Service - 11 a.m. Highway Tabernacle Church 235 Hudson Ave., Mechanicville | 664-4442 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 Hope Church 206 Greenfield Ave, Ballston Spa 885-7442 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. Jonesville United Methodist 963 Main St, Clifton Park 877-7332 | Services: Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Living Springs Free Methodist Church 59 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs 584-1003 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Living Waters Church of God 4330 State Rt. 50, Saratoga Springs 587-0484 | Services: Sundays 10 a.m. Malta Presbyterian Church 118 Dunning Street, Malta 899-5992 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Malta Ridge United Methodist Church 729 Malta Ave. Ext, Malta 581-0210 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Middle Grove United Methodist Church* 429 Middle Grove Rd, Middle Grove 581-2973 | Pastor Bonnie Bates Services: Sunday 9 a.m. Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 100 Cresent St. Saratoga Springs | 584-9441 | Services 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. Victor L. Collier New Horizon Church* 150 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs 587-0711 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Thomas Van McClain New Life Fellowship 51 Old Gick Road, ­­Saratoga Springs 580-1810 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. NorthStar Church 970 Rt. 146, Clifton Park 371-2811 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Old Saratoga Reformed Church* 48 Pearl St., Schuylerville Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Old Stone Church (American Baptist) 159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa 583-1002 | Service 10:30 a.m. Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church* 73 Midline Road, Ballston Lake 399-5713 | Services: Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Porter Corners United Methodist Church 512 Allen Road, Porter Corners,NY Service: Sunday 8:45 am Followed by Fellowship Arlene Schmidt, CLM | Handicap accessible Presbyterian-NE Congregational Church 24 Circular St, Saratoga Springs 584-6091 | Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Quaker Springs United Methodist Church* 466 Route 32, Schylerville 695-3101 | Pastor Ben Lalka Services: Sunday 9 a.m. River of Hope Fellowship 100 Saratoga Village Blvd, Malta Cmns, Ste. 3 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-2375 | Services: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church* 231 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-6122 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8, 9:30, 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m., 1 p.m. Spanish Service St. George’s Episcopal Church 912 Route 146, Clifton Park 280-7196 | Services: Saturday 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 8 & 9:30 a.m. St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church* 3159 Route 9N, Greenfield Center 518-893-7680 |

Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017 Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church* 167 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa 885-7411 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., Noon. St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church* 771 Route 29, Rock City Falls 518-885-4677 | Services: Sunday 8:30 am. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 149 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-0904 | Services: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sundays 8:30 & 11 a.m. St. Peter Lutheran Church 2776 Route 9, Malta | 583-4153 Services: Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 1 Grove Street, Schuylerville 695-3918 | Rev. Donna J. Arnold Services: Sunday 8 & 9 a.m. St. Thomas of Canterbury 242 Grooms Road, Halfmoon | 348-0842 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga Abundant Life Church 2 Hutchins Rd. Saratoga Springs 885-5456 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. Saratoga Chabad 130 Circular St, Saratoga Springs 526-0773 | Saratoga Friends Meeting (Quaker) 571 Rt32, Quaker Springs 587-7477; 399-5013 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga United Methodist Church* 175 Fifth Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-3720 | Services: Sunday 9:00am and 10:45am Saratoga Seventh-Day Adventist Church 399 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs 587-6951 | Services: Sabbath School: 10 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Schuylerville United Methodist Church 51 Church St., Schuylerville 695-3101 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Shenendehowa United Methodist 971 Route 146, Clifton Park 371-7964 Services: Sunday 9 & 10:45 a.m. Simpson United Methodist Church 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls 885-4794 Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Soul Saving Station for Every Nation Christ Crusaders of America 62 Henry St, Saratoga Springs Services: Sunday 10 a.m. | 584-3122 www.SOULSAVINGSTATIONCHURCH.COM Stillwater Christian Fellowship Meeting at Liberty Ridge Farm 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke, NY 12154 288-8802 | Services 10 a.m. Stillwater United Church (Presbyterian U.S.A.) 135 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater | 664-7984 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Temple Sinai* 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-8730 | Shabbat Services: Friday 6 p.m. or 8p.m. (rotating schedule) Saturdays: 10:30a.m. Terra Nova Church* 45 Washington St, Saratoga Springs 833-0504 | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. The Salvation Army/ Worship, Service & Community Center 27 Woodlawn Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-1640 Services: Sunday School 10 a.m.; Praise & Worship 11 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort 584-9107 | Rev Keith Mann Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-1555 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unity Church in Albany 21 King Ave., Albany 453-3603 Services: Sunday 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. | Sunday School: 11 a.m. Summer Services: 9 a.m. West Charlton United Presbyterian Church 1331 Sacandaga Road, West Charlton 882-9874 | Rev. Thomas Gregg Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. | Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Wilton Baptist Church 755 Saratoga Road, Wilton 583-2736 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.


Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival Welcomes The Golfstrom Quartet SARATOGA SPRINGS — The opening program of the 2017 Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival welcomes The Golfstrom quartet to the Wilson Chapel on the Skidmore college campus, Sunday, June 4 at 3:30 p.m. The Jewish Cultural Festival program is brought to the community by Temple Sinai and the Skidmore Office for Jewish Student Life through a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York and sponsorship from Trustco Bank and Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP. Golfstrom is not your average band. The quartet’s front man, singer and accordionist Sergei Nirenburg, when not engaged in his musical avocation, is a PhD holding cognitive scientist who helps run a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute facility known as the Language-Endowed Intelligent Agents Laboratory, home of cutting-edge robotics/artificial intelligence research related to developing knowledge-based computational models of human cognitive functioning. “Not the stuff we think of when we talk about robots or scientists engaged in such cutting edge technology,” says Phyllis Wang, Festival Coordinator, “You are in for a treat not soon forgotten.” Golfstrom features Nirenburg on accordion and vocals, Jonathan Greene on clarinet, Brian Mennick on percussion, and Bobby Kendall on string bass. With clarinet, drums, bass, and songs in several languages, the quartet will perform musical selections from around the globe. They will feature music by Jewish composers from Russia, the Ukraine, Germany, France, the United States, Israel, Canada, and Latvia. You will hear singing in Yiddish, Ladino, Hebrew, English, French, and Russian. Golfstrom takes you on musical journeys in time over much of the 20th century and

in space between Europe and the Americas. Their musical stories will show how much The Great American Songbook of the 1920s-1960s owes to artists from both sides of the Atlantic. The music will bring you to the balmusettes of old Paris, interwar Warsaw music halls, the famous Berlin cabarets of the 1920s, concert halls in the old USSR, and the musical cafés of Vienna. Their repertoire includes all-time favorites from the old, wonderful Russian, Italian, and French movies, recreate the dramatic sound of Buenos Aires’ tango clubs, the joyful and wistful melodies that Gypsy and Klezmer bands used to play at Ukrainian village dances and Jewish weddings. The gamut ranges from the music of famous popular composers and artists of yesteryear – from Carlos Gardel to Jerzy Petersburgski, from Alexander Vertinsky to Jacques Brel, from Kurt Weill to Zequinha Abreu, from Nino Rota to Astor Piazzolla and beyond. You will hear life stories of these titans of popular music and amazing stories of the nomadic lives of their musical creations. While Golfstrom dedicates this program to the many different strains of Jewish music from around the world, other programs of theirs have covered a broad array of music from Europe and Latin American, mainly popular songs from the ’30s to the ’60s. In this program mix, you will hear old and new, devotional and secular folk songs, traditional melodies, lullabies,

ballads, and standards - you can hear klezmer dance music as well as waltzes, tangos, and foxtrots that were inspired or colored by the Jewish musical tradition. Also included will be Ladino romancero, the beautiful songs of Jews exiled in 1492 from Spain who settled all around the Mediterranean basin in those olden times. Please feel free to dance when Golfstrom is playing -if you feel like it and if there is enough space. They have selected some of the melodies that have been wildly popular at different times and in different places in the hope of recreating some of the atmosphere of those bygone times. Golfstrom will appear at Wilson Chapel on the Skidmore Campus on Sunday afternoon, June 4 at 3:30 p.m. A dessert reception is included and a $10 donation requested. For information or reservations, please call 518-584-8730 x2 or visit

Free Sprit Fellowship Church Welcomes You to Celebrate Pentecost Sunday Join us for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit as we celebrate Pentecost Sunday, June 4, at Free Sprit Fellowship. The

service time is 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 1425 West High Street in Ballston Spa. 518-885-3149.




Free Movies in the Park Free movies in Wiswall Park are back for the eleventh summer in a row, presented by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, as part of its monthly First Friday activities. The series begins on June 2 (rain date June 3) with “Moana.” “Sing” will be shown on July 7 (rain date July 8) and “Finding Dory” on August 4 (rain date August 5). All films are family-friendly. The movies are projected onto the wall of the adjacent Front Street Deli building on Front Street in the village and begin at approximately 8:308:45 p.m. All screenings are free. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Movie snacks will be available, courtesy of North Star Church. Yard and Bake Sale The Malta Ridge United Methodist Church will hold an indoor yard and bake sale on Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, at the Church located at 729 Malta Avenue Extension, in Malta Ridge. An ala carte lunch, featuring hot dogs, Nellie’s beans, chips and a beverage will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday only. For additional information or directions please call the Church at 518-581-0210. Theater: The Trojan Women The Suzuki Company of Toga, Japan, celebrating the 25th summer SITI workshop at Skidmore, presents an adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy on June 2 and 3 at the Bernhard Theater, Skidmore Campus, Saratoga Springs, 7:30 p.m. Cosponsored by Stewart’s Signature Series. Tickets: $15 adults, $7 senior citizens and Skidmore community. For tickets go to www. For more information call 518-580-5321. Heritage Garden Club Plant Sale The Heritage Garden Club of Saratoga Springs is sponsoring an herb, perennial plant and garden

decor sale, Saturday June 3, from 9 to 1:00 on the corner of Bryan St. and East Ave. just off No. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. There will be many varieties of herbs, perennial plants suited for zone 4 as well as garden accents available for sale. Tolling of the Boats The Albany-Saratoga Base of the United States Submarine Veterans Incorporated will have a Memorial Service In Honor of All Submariners on Eternal Patrol on Saturday, June 3 at eleven o’clock at the The New York State Submariners Memorial, located in the Veteran’s Memorial Park, Low Street, Ballston Spa. New York State Senator Kathy Marchione will be in attendance as the guest speaker. The “Tolling of the Boats” Ceremony is a solemn recognition and tribute to both the boats and men of the United States Submarine Navy who in the performance of their duties, when disastrous events occurred, gave their lives in the service of our country. This ceremony is a fundamental part of our creed as members of U.S. Submarine Veterans, “To perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in pursuit of their duties while serving their country.” Shopping for Soroptimists Pick out your favorite. Tell the Northshire bookseller that you are “Shopping for Soroptimists” and 20% of your purchases will be devoted to supporting programs for women and girls. This June 3 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and June 4 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., the event at Northshire Bookstore, located at 424 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, supports Saratoga Soroptimists’ Secret Gardens Tour.. Buy your tour tickets during this two-day event, and enjoy yourself in Saratoga’s exceptional bookstore. Enhancing the book fair experience will be author Ellen Herrick, who will be reading from and signing her new captivating novel, The Forbidden Garden on June 3 at 6 p.m. For more information about the tour, visit scheduled for July 9. Hearts for the Arts The Adirondack Folk School will be hosting its 8th annual dinner

dance and silent auction event, Hearts for the Arts, on Saturday, June 3. The fun will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour and cash bar at the Great Escape Lodge in Queensbury. Our fabulous silent auction will be open all evening and there will be dancing to the sounds of John Kribs and the Trophy Husbands, a full 3-course dinner and a ‘scavenger hunt’ with a grand prize, raffles and awards. Our patron of the arts award will be presented to the Honorable Robert Blais, mayor of Lake George. Please call the Folk School at 518-696-2400 for reservations and dinner choices by May 26. The cost for this fundraiser is $65 per member of the school, and $75 for not-yetmembers. We hope to see you there. Wilton Democratic Committee Meeting On Monday, June 5, at 6:45 p.m. the Wilton Democratic Committee will meet in the Ace Hardware Conference Room, located at 55 Northern Pines Rd., Gansevoort. All are welcome. For more information call Pat 917-282-5297. Spring Fashion Show Please join the Ballston Area Seniors at the Town of Milton Community Center, located at 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa on June 7 at 6 p.m. for the Spring Fashion Show, Presented by Christopher Banks C J Banks Fashions. Cards, games, refreshments and drinks included. Donation is $5. Free Saratoga Cat & Dog Vaccination and Microchip Clinic The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society will offer a free vaccination and microchip clinic for dogs and cats on Thursday, June 8 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Society’s Saratoga Clinic, located at 4255 Route 50 in Saratoga Springs. Rabies and distemper shots will be available, as well as microchipping for identification. Rabies vaccinations good for three years will be available with proof of prior vaccination, otherwise one-year vaccinations will be given. Services will be provided by MHHS veterinary staff. Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. Quantities are limited. This program is being underwritten by

Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017 a generous grant from the Petco Foundation. Call 518-434-8128, ext. 222 for more information. Get Your Rack Back Cocktail Gala Enjoy an evening of great food and entertainment on Saturday, June 10 from 7 – 11:30 p.m. at the Excelsior Springs at the Marriott, located at at 47 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs. The event is hosted by actor/comedian Greg Aidala to benefit families affected by cancer in Upstate NY. GYRB holds this fundraising gala each year in order to raise money to provide area cancer patients with meal delivery, gas, grocery and restaurant gift cards as well as medical copay assistance. Come out for a night of fun to help local families! You’ll have an opportunity to win a week’s stay in Cape May NJ just for attending as well as other door prizes! Cost is $100 per person or $1000 for a table of 8. The evening includes a champagne reception, great food, a drink ticket and wonderful entertainment. Purchase tickets at: Open Forge Night with Steve Gurzler Get an introduction to the art of blacksmithing by visiting Adirondack Folk School on any of our Open Forge nights for an amazing demonstration on Wednesday, June 21. 6:30 p.m. by Expert smith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. For those who want to try their hand at blacksmithing and forge an item at open forge, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials, and safety precautions must be followed – including hard shoes with no open toes, long pants, goggles (supplied) and gloves (supplied). For more information visit www. 8th Adirondack Greek Festival The 8th Adirondack Greek Festival will be held at St. George Church, 55 Main St., South Glens Falls on July 13 – 15. On Thursday, July 13 from 4 to 8 p.m., we will have gyro and souvlaki to go. On Friday & Saturday, July 14 and 15 from noon to 9 p.m., we will have our full festival with authentic Greek food, pastries, folk dancers, live music, souvenirs,

kids’ activities, and church tours. Free admission and parking. OPA! For more information, call Marika at 518-792-8299 or the church at 518-792-2359. Join Cub Scouts Now and Take Part in Summer Fun The five Cub Packs in the Saratoga Springs area are registering boys entering grades K-5 in September. Why wait until September when you can have a summer of fun activities? How about… sleeping out on the field after a Valley Cats game; SPAC Movie night with the Philadelphia Orchestra; being part of the 50th Elks Flag Day parade; Scout Day Camp or overnight Family Camp; Pack cookouts and hikes; grade-centered activities like fishing, bicycling, and game afternoon. Start your Scouting Adventure today. Registration cost is $50. For more information, contact Turning Point District Membership Chair John Koch at 518-644-4438 or . Yankee Game Bus Trip Notre Dame Visitation Church Renovation Committee is hosting a Yankee Game Bus Trip on Saturday, August 12. It will be Yankees vs Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Cost is $130 per person which includes unlimited food and Pepsi products from 1st inning through 5th inning of game. Bus will leave Wilton Mall at 11 a.m. Tickets on sale now, first come, first serve. Tickets are non-refundable. Game time is 4 p.m. Contact Pete Healy at 518-421-2956. A Caring Friend Can Help You Do you feel like your days would be more pleasant if you had a friendly visit from someone who cares? Are the hours in the day endless because you have no way to get out? Care Links’ volunteers welcome the opportunity to lend a hand to help with grocery shopping or pay you a visit to help pass the time. They can do simple chores as well. Drivers will get you to your appointments. Everyone in this program enjoys contributing to make your life easier. Call 518399-3262 to find out how the free services are there for you.

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Friday, May 26 Speed Friending and Ice Cream Social The Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga, 5 Williams St, Saratoga Springs, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Like speed dating, but for friends. This is the perfect opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and meet someone new in a nonintimidating environment. For more information call 518584-1621.

Annual Memorial Day Parade Cookout Moreau Community Center, 144 Main St., S. Glens Falls, 4:30 p.m. Bring the family, set up a chair and enjoy some delicious food while you watch the parade. Join your friends and neighbors for our kickoff to BBQ season.

Memorial Day Parade Corner of Main St. and William St , South Glens Falls, 6 p.m. Celebrate Memorial Day with a home-town parade and ceremony. The parade will be starting at the Corner of Main St. and William St and continue down Main St. past the Moreau Community Center to the Village Triangle Park. Come remember those who served our country, celebrate the community and kick-off summer in South Glens Falls.

Stillwater Memorial Day Parade Village of Stillwater 6:15pm. The Fyfes & Drums of Olde

Balllston Spa Memorial Day Parade Milton Ave. to Front St., Ballston Spa, 9 a.m. Wreath ceremony at Kayaderosseras Creek, speakers and presentations at the War Memorial park on Low Street following the parade. Organizers are American Legion Post 234 and VFW Post 358.

Sunday, May 28 13th Annual Saratoga Lions Club Duathlon Saratoga Casino Hotel, 342 Jefferson St., Saratoga Springs, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. This is the biggest fundraiser for the Saratoga Lions Club Foundation and helps in our mission of Sight, Hearing, Diabetes, Youth and Community. A 5 K run, 30K bike and then another 5 K. This race can be done as an individual or 2 or 3 person team. Please check our website www.saratogalionsduathlon. com for more information.

Children’s Auditions for New York City Ballet at SPAC National Museum of Dance, 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 12:45 p.m. New York City Ballet Children’s Ballet Master Dena Abergel will audition area children to dance with New York City Ballet during its Saratoga season, July 14 and 15. Auditions are for the children’s roles in The Firebird. Please visit www.dancemuseum. org for requirements.

Oliver and Martha Welcome You - A Grant Cottage Porch Program U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site, 1000 Mt McGregor Road, Gansevoort,

1 – 2 p.m. The long-time caretakers of Grant Cottage, Oliver Pendelton Clarke (O.P.) and his wife Martha Josephine Kelsey Clarke (Josie) began their life on Mount McGregor in the fall of 1889. They would spend the rest of their lives on the mountain dedicating themselves to preserving Grant Cottage and the memory of U.S. Grant’s final battle there in 1885. Reenactors Steve Trimm (O.P.) and Melissa Trombley-Prosch (Josie) will share reflections on their life together on Mt. McGregor in the setting of Memorial Day, 1907. An exhibit honoring the life of O.P. in the100th anniversary year following his death on May 13, 1917 will be on display in the Grant Cottage Visitor Center. $5 suggested donation.

Monday, May 29 Fifth Annual Memorial Day Remembrance Lake George Battlefield Park, Fort George Rd., Lake George Village, 10:30 a.m. In a brief but moving ceremony, the fallen will be honored with a wreath laid by the gravestone dedicated to the Four Unknown French & Indian War Soldiers, representing all who fell during 1755’s Battle of Lake George and who lie at rest in unknown graves in the area. This grave contains the oldest remains of unknown soldiers on American soil. We will be joined by the Lake George American Legion Post 374 Color Guards and Auxiliary, the Lake George Volunteer Fire Department and colonial era military reenactors from Fort William Henry. Parking will be free.

18th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

attend our 18th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony to remember and honor the men and women who gave their lives in military service to a grateful nation.The America we know today would not be the same were it not for the men and women we honor on Memorial Day. Through their spirit, adherence to duty, honor and their sacrifice, our Veterans paid for and delivered not only our freedom and security, but also the freedom for millions of our friends and allies around the world. For more information contact W. Scott Lamb, Cemetery Director, 518-581-9128 x207 or email

Tuesday, May 30 Corinth Memorial Day Parade Village of Corinth, 6 p.m. Please join us in celebrating our soldiers, past and present, at this year’s Memorial Day Parade. The parade starts at the corner of Fifth Street and Palmer Avenue, proceeds down Palmer Avenue, right on Main Street, left on Maple Street to St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Wednesday, May 31 Karner Blue Butterfly Walks At the Old Gick Farm Trail Camp Saratoga South (at Wilton Wildlife Preserve), 80 Scout Road, Gansevoort, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The endangered Karner blue butterfly has two broods every summer. The first brood should emerge late in May and the next brood should emerge in early July. We will be looking for adults of the first brood that are searching

for nectar and mates in the open pine/oak savannah meadows. The walk will be cancelled if it is raining. The walk last for about an hour. Please park in the lot by the Saratoga Sandplains Sign on Route 50 half a mile north of King Road. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. www.

Thursday, June 1 KWVA June Meeting VFW Home, Veterans Way, Saratoga Springs, 1:30 p.m. All veterans who served during the Korean Conflict or in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. We are looking for new members. For further information or for an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037.

Music & Mingling Event “Kicks Off the Saratoga Season” Saratoga Polo Fields, 7 – 10:30 p.m. The 7th Annual Music & Mingling event will benefit the Adult & Senior Center. This dynamic party kicks off the summer season with all proceeds supporting the Center’s programs. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga. This nonresidential community center serves over 1,500 members by providing a fun and nurturing social environment with support services and programs tailored to adults and seniors. Don’t miss one of the best partiesof the season! Admission is $125 (after May 30 the price increases to $150) and includes all food, entertainment and an open bar. Tickets may be purchased at www.saratogaseniorcenter. org or by calling the Center at 518-584-1621.

Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road Schuylerville, 11 a.m. The public is invited to

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Annual Wesley Gala Celebrates James Bond SARATOGA SPRINGS — Party goers celebrated all things Bond during a fundraiser at Saratoga Golf and Polo Club on Saturday, May 20 hosted by The Wesley Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Wesley Community. The theme of this year’s event, “Bond Style,” invited attendees to enjoy an evening filled with the style and suspense synonymous with the classic James Bond films. Proceeds from the evening support the renovation of the

Resident Activities Room at The Wesley Health Care Center. The room serves as a social hub for residents and provides a venue for performances, religious services and other social gatherings. The residence caters to aging adults who may have significant, chronic medical needs requiring daily assistance. The Wesley Community serves more than 700 Saratoga area seniors and those with longterm disabilities.

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Honorary event co-chairs Tom and Kristie Roohan.

Amanda Lampmon and Calan Laprairie.

Event chairman, and Wesley Foundation Board Vice President Tim Busch.

Bartender Jamy Reed makes an excellent vodka martini, shaken not stirred but in this case from a luge.

Wesley Executive Director Greg Dixon with wife Lesley.


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Northshire Bookstore June Events To Include SPAC President, Yaddo Alums SARATOGA SPRINGS — Northshire Bookstore Saratoga will host the following public events this month at 424 Broadway. Friday, June 2, 10:30 a.m. - Story time with Special Guest Star SPAC President Elizabeth Sobol. Explore the world of classical music through some cherished picture books that are sure to spark the creative spirit! Elizabeth Sobol, SPAC President and CEO, joins us for a special reading and an invitation to SPAC’s free Story Time Concerts for children. Monday, June 5, 7:30 p.m. - Yaddo Presents three-time

National Book Award Finalist Gail Godwin - Grief Cottage. The haunting tale of a desolate cottage, and the hair-thin junction between this life and the next. After his mother’s death, elevenyear-old Marcus is sent to live on a small South Carolina island with his great aunt, a reclusive painter with a haunted past. Friday, June 23, 7:00 p.m. - James Howard Kunstler - A Safe and Happy Place. Join author James Howard Kunstler for a reading, discussion and signing of his new novel. “In the fall of 1967, a schlemiel named Don Bessemer from

Former Oswego Mayor, NYS Politician Releases Memoir SARATOGA SPRINGS — John T. Sullivan, Jr., a former mayor of Oswego who served as former New York State Democratic co-chairman provides inside stories of small-town politics and glimpses into the famous political names with whom he has associated in a new 267-page memoir covering Sullivan’s 40-year journey in government and politics. “Pee Not Your Pants!” – released earlier this month

– follows Sullivan’s political journey from his college years as an intern for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy to his stewardship of the state Democratic party during the Clinton years, and assistant attorney general under Governors Eliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo. Sulllivan, a Saratoga Springs resident, will hold a book signing 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 at Wheatfields Restaurant, 440 Broadway.

Short Pump, Virginia, got me pregnant. Well, okay, I got myself pregnant with his assistance….” Saturday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. Yaddo Presents Lynn Freed - The Last Laugh. The author - a Yaddo alum - shares her witty new novel

about three self-proclaimed old bags who run off to a Greek island. A beautifully written and funny novel about money, sex, friendship, and the pleasures and perils of children. For a complete list of bookstore events – including

an appearance by the person who calls himself “The Most Interesting Man in the World,” at least in the TV advertising world, call 518-682-4200, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at

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Former N.Y. Giants’ Running Back to Join “Dancing With The Stars” Cast in Albany ALBANY — “Dancing with the Stars” season 24 winner and N.F.L. running back Rashad Jennings will join his partner, Emma Slater, this summer in “Dancing with the Stars: Live! - Hot Summer Nights.” The show will perform live at the Palace Theatre on Friday, June 23 The all-new production showcases every type of ballroom and

modern dance seen on the ABC-TV show, including sizzling group numbers, steamy duets and over the top original pieces choreographed and creative directed by choreographer Mandy Moore. “Dancing with the Stars: Live! - Hot Summer Nights” travels to 43 cities this summer. “I am super-excited to be heading on tour with Dancing

with the Stars Live. While the N.F.L. is my number one priority, I can think of no better way to stay in shape, combined with my intensive football training, until that team calls,” Jennings said, in a statement. For ticket information, go to:

Grant Cottage Opens Memorial Day Weekend with New Exhibit U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site will open for the 2017 season Memorial Day weekend with a new exhibit and program honoring long-time cottage caretaker and Civil War veteran Oliver Pendelton Clarke. Clarke was a high-ranking official in the New York State Department of the Grand Army of the Republic (a Union Veteran organization), an attorney specializing in pension law and author. Clarke and his wife Martha Josephine Kelsey Clarke spent the rest of their lives on the mountain dedicating themselves to

preserving Grant Cottage and the memory of U.S. Grant’s final battle there in 1885. “A Brave and Generous Heart: The Life of Oliver Pendelton Clarke” will include artifacts from Andersonville military prison, Civil War memorabilia, and items from Clarke’s time as Cottage caretaker. Re-enactors Steve Trimm and Melissa Trombley-Prosch will portray Clarke and his wife in the program “Oliver and Martha Welcome You” on the porch of Grant Cottage at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 28. The Clarkes will share reflections on their life

together on Mt. McGregor in the setting of Memorial Day 1907. U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site, located on Mt. McGregor Road, is the final residence of Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War Commanding General of the U.S. Army, and 18th U.S. President. Grant Cottage is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays beginning Saturday, May 27. Cottage tours are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students ages 6-18. The suggested donation for programs is $5 per person. For more information, visit: http://www.

Yaddo Saratoga Springs Benefit to Feature Author Terry McMillan; Manor Home to Close for Two-year Renovation SARATOGA SPRINGS — Yaddo’s annual summer benefit will this year feature Terry McMillan, best-selling author of “Waiting to Exhale,” “A Day Late and A Dollar Short,” “The Interruption of Everything,” and “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” among others. The event will feature a lively discussion and a chance to ask McMillan questions about her successful career, and take place 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 22. The proceeds from the benefit play a crucial role in ensuring the artists’ residency program continues to flourish. More than 6,500 individuals have created works at Yaddo – from literature and paintings, to photography, sculpture, music, dance and film – that have helped shape culture and touched millions of lives. This year, Yaddo is hosting a series of benefits to celebrate

writers and artists at exclusive private dinners and performances that will be held in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and San Francisco. and feature writers such as Jennifer Egan, Jay McInerney, and A.M. Homes as evening hosts and speakers. The estate also announced that much-needed restoration of the 124-year-old Mansion will start this summer. As the manor home will be closed for two years, the organization says: “we will be able to enjoy and experience another area of the extensive Yaddo property, with a tented event in a location rarely seen by the public.” For tickets information regarding the June event in Saratoga Springs, go to: https://

Glens Falls Hosts Saratoga Chamber Players GLENS FALLS — The Saratoga Chamber Players return to The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls at 3 p.m. on June 11 for the final program of the 30th season. They will present a concert of two Beethoven string quartets, Op. 18, no.4 and Op. 74, and Joaquin Turina’s La Oración del Torero. Artistic Director/violinist Jill Levy will join longtime friends and colleagues - violinist

Carol Cole, and cellist David Cole for this concert along with violist Kathy Andrew. The performers will greet attendees at a Meet-the-Musician reception following the concert. Tickets may be purchased on-line at or at the door. Adults: $20; Seniors: $18; Students: $15; Children are admitted free of charge.


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Dave Matthews, Dead & Company, Jazz Festival Highlight June Calendar at SPAC

I think I expect more from myself than I will get. Limit is not a word in my vocabulary, but it probably should be. There is a point where it is okay to say “I can’t,” but I always push past it, working myself into a blackhole. Sometimes I feel exhausted. More than exhausted. Sometimes I feel like I have been kissed by a dementor. Sometimes I let all of this out, but most of the time, I keep it inside, Dave Matthews (right) and Tim Reynolds (left) will stage two shows at SPAC in June. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Following last week’s May date by Brad Paisley at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the live music season on the big

stage kicks off in earnest in June with a pair of shows by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds on June 16-17. Train, and O.A.R. will

perform at SPAC on June 18, and the Dead & Company appear at the venue June 20. The annual Saratoga Jazz Festival will take place June 24-25.

Live Music, Theater, Circus Artists Highlight Free Street Performance on Sunday

like a tornado in a bottle. I am the personification of a human natural disaster. High pressures, chances of precipitation, and lots of wind. I am the only person that can save me from myself. But you, you are the light reflecting off a puddle of rain. The kind of beauty that can only be born from a storm. And you are a lifeboat. You are the person that says, “you jump, I jump” and means it. You don’t believe I need saving. I say I am a hurricane, and you say “yes, you are the eye.” You tell me I am the serene center amidst all the chaos, and that I am your tether. I tell you that you are my rainbow, and you smile. Because what better pair is there, than the comforting calm before the storm, and the clear sky afterwards, that tells the world everything will work itself out. - Sophie Kelly, senior at Saratoga Springs High School

Howard Fishman performing at the Zankel Theater, Saratoga Springs in 2013. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Singersongwriter Howard Fishman will lead a troupe of performers in a street-side serenade on Sunday in Saratoga Springs. BUSK! - a free public event presented by The Orchard Project - will incorporate circus performers, theater companies, live music and local food vendors in an event to be held in and around the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center on Broadway from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 4.

Billed as “a spontaneous, outrageous, family-friendly event” that promises to “elevate the form of busking” by creating designated performance spaces and stages, BUSK! will culminate in an evening cabaret at Putnam Den featuring artists who performed throughout the day, kicking off at 8 p.m. Visiting performers include musical performances by Howard Fishman, Jimy Graham, Katie Louise, Mike Campese, Nightmare River

Band, Ramblin’ Jug Stompers, Shane Guerrette, and A World For You. Additional performances include: Atlas Circus Theatre (circus productions), LubDub Theater Co. (a hybrid physical theatre company), The Red Trouser Show (acrobats, comedians, and jugglers). Local participants include Balloon Gal Jenny, traveling puppetry by Heldeberg Marionettes, and face painting by Jojo’s Fabulous Faces.

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Sawyer Fredericks to Play Free Park Concert

SCOTIA — Sawyer Fredericks will kick-off the Freedom Park Summer Concert Series with a free concert on Wednesday, June 21. Freedom Park is located across the street from Collins Park, and next to Jumpin’ Jack’s in the village of Scotia. The free concert series


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Club of Saratoga July 16; The Refrigerators July 19, and SIRSY on Aug. 9. The Dylan Perrilo Orchestra will conclude the series on Aug. 26. For the full concert lineup, go to:

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week of 5/26-6/1 friday, 5/26: Friday, May 26, 17 Sawyer Fredericks (Sold Out), 8 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022 Friday, May 26, 17 Jukebox, 10 pm @ Caroline St. Pub — 583.9400 Friday, May 26, 17 Mike O’Donnell, 7 pm @ Inn at Saratoga — 583.1890 Friday, May 26, 17 Terry Gordon Quartet, 9 pm @ 9 Maple Avenue — 583.2582 Friday, May 26, 17 Frigs and HSY, 9 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026 Friday, May 26, 17 Kevin McKrell, 8 pm @ The Parting Glass — 583.1916 Friday, May 26, 17 Drake White and the Big Fire, 7 pm @ Upstate Concert Hall — 371.0012 Friday, May 26, 17 Larry Finke, 7 pm @ Wishing Well — 584.7640

saturday, 5/27: Sawyer Fredericks (Sold Out), 8 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022 Tailspin, 10 pm @ Caroline St. Pub — 583.9400 Hudson River Shakespeare Company Old.time Radio Shows, 7:30 pm @ Hudson River Music Hall — 832.3484 Becky Walton and Mike Steiner, 7 pm @ Inn at Saratoga — 583.1890 John Savage Quartet, 9 pm @ 9 Maple Avenue — 583.2582 Eric Lee, 9 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026

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Jahman Brahman, 9 pm @ Putnam Den — 584.8066

fri - mon: 10:10 am, 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00 Tue - Thu: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00

Kevin McKrell, 8 pm @ The Parting Glass — 583.1916

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Rob Aronstein, 7 pm @ Wishing Well — 584.7640

diary of a WimPy Kid: The lonG haul (PG) 2d

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sunday, 5/28:

everyThinG, everyThinG (PG-13) 2d

fri - mon: 11:00 am, 2:00, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50 Tue - Thu: 2:00, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50

Sawyer Fredericks (Sold Out), 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022

Jazz Jam Session, 7 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026

monday, 5/29: Russ Kennedy, 6 pm @ Brook Tavern — 871.1473 Open Mic Night, 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022 Paradox Saints with Ugly Muppets, 10 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026

tuesday, 5/30: Traditional Open Irish Session w/ Drank The Gold, 7 pm @ Inn at Saratoga — 583.1890

wednesday, 5/31: Circlesinging with Jeanine Ouderkirk, 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022 Hot Club of Saratoga, 7 pm @ Hamlet + Ghost — 450.7287 Tim Wechgelaer & Chris Carey Acoustic Duo, 7:30 pm @ Inn at Saratoga — 583.1890 Masters of Nostalgia, 8:30 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026 Irish Celtic Session, 7 pm @ The Parting Glass — 583.1916

thursday, 6/1: Caitlin Canty with Opener Lyle Brewer, 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022 Open Mic — every Thursday, 10 pm @ Circus Café — 583.1106 Jeff Walton, 6 pm @ Inn at Saratoga — 583.1890 Hot Club of Saratoga, 7 pm @ Mouzon House — 226.0014

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Puzzles Across 1 Toddler coddlers 6 Office stock 10 Port container 14 What’s made “just in case” 15 Follow 16 Eclipse, to some 17 Overindulged oneself 19 It may sweep you off your feet 20 “Me too” 21 Sleeper’s malady 22 Communications feature since the 1870s 26 Breakfast choices 27 Spot for breakfast 28 El __ 29 They’re usually covered by grilles 33 __ out a living 34 “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” duettist 37 WWII battle site, for short 38 Just beginning to develop 40 Emailed a dupe to 41 Research ctr. 42 White of the eye 44 “Looks pretty good, huh?” 49 1945 meeting site 50 Stern with a bow 51 __ marker 52 Psychology subject ... and what’s contained in this puzzle’s circles 57 Rapper with the debut album “Trouble” 58 Porch torch type 59 Sun: Pref. 60 Common allergen 61 Right on an atlas 62 A bit off Down 1 Litter attention-getter 2 Hefted tool 3 Hood, for one: Abbr. 4 Like Radio City Music Hall 5 “The Daily Show” device 6 Where wee ones go 7 Waiting room read 8 Just out 9 Case, for instance: Abbr. 10 Ranch hand

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See puzzle solution on page 38 11 Its website has a range finder 12 Divide into parts 13 Prep, at a pizza parlor 18 Mel and Ed with World Series rings 21 Not subject to, as suspicion 22 Fault product 23 More learned 24 Plains “Queen Wheat City” 25 Days long gone 26 Photo file format 29 Feel poorly 30 Tidy (up), facetiously 31 Dance provocatively 32 Pop 34 Cousin of “-ish” 35 __ many words 36 Pop’s Perry

39 Things on strings 40 Played-out sayings 42 Ratings unit 43 Ballroom dance 44 Longtime Rolling Stones bassist Bill 45 17-syllable work 46 Divvy up 47 Down and dirty noises 48 “Can you __ in a sentence?” 52 Relative of “-ian” 53 Actress Peeples 54 Kind 55 One of a rat’s pack? 56 Financial measure, with “the”

Writing the Right Word by Dave Dowling

Accuracy in word choice is a key to effective communication. In your daily writing and speaking, try to make sure you use the right word in the right place with the right spelling. By doing so, its effect will affect your communication in a positive way. This quick weekly tip will help you filter the confusion in some of our daily word choices. This Week: Elegy, Eulogy Elegy refers to a poem of lament or praise for a dead person. Walt Whitman wrote a famous elegy on the death of Lincoln. Eulogy refers to speech or writing in praise of someone, usually dead. Earl Spencer wrote a moving eulogy to his sister, Princess Diana. Dave Dowling is the author of The Wrong Word Dictionary and The Dictionary of Worthless Words. Both books are available from many book retailers, and signed copies can be obtained by contacting Dave at

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Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

Scotties Stampede a Success Once Again by Thomas Kika Saratoga TODAY BALLSTON SPA — The second annual Scotties Stampede was another success for the Ballston Spa Central School District. Held on May 20, the 5K race and fundraiser brought in over 200 participants. While an exact figure is not yet available, race director Madeleine Petraglia estimates that several thousand dollars were raised at the event. Proceeds from the race will go to support the Ballston Spa Partnership for Innovation in Education Fund, a part of the larger Community Foundation for a Greater Capital Region. Some of the programs that the fund supports include SponsorA-Scholar, the robotics club,

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“Performing and Fine Arts” programs, STEM enrichment initiatives, and the Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School. Many of these programs are key reasons why Ballston Spa Central School District has recently been highlighted as featuring one of the best high schools in the nation, being ranked 1,374 out of 22,000 schools by the US News and World Report’s Best High Schools list. This year’s top three male finishers were Joey Vesic, 16, of Malta – who finished first overall across the entire race – Tyson Evensen, 35, of Saratoga Springs, and Vincent Mascardi III, 15, of Malta. The top three female finishers were Gabby Schreffer, 23, Dana Wiwczar, 41, of Malta, and Katherine Quinn, 20, of

The top three male and female winners. Photo courtesy of the Scotties Stampede.

Niskayuna. Full race results can be found online at Additionally at the event, the Ballston Spa Teachers Association distributed over 1,200 free books to attendees through their Book Bonanza program. This brings the total number of books the group has distributed over the course of 2017 to over 9,500. The third annual Scotties Stampede is tentatively scheduled for May 19, 2018.

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Cloud Computing Victorious at the Preakness.


Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

Golf Classic a Personal Endeavor for Organizers by Thomas Kika Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — The upcoming Golf Classic and ParTee fundraiser event on June 5 is more than just a good deed for a good cause for some of those involved with it. For them, it is also a deeply personal endeavor. Gathered in the back of a local coffee shop for their usual meeting, several women involved in organizing the upcoming golf fundraiser talked about how the event’s mission to help find a cure for Type-1 diabetes has touched their lives, whether it be that they have lived with the disease themselves, have children with it, or both. Funds raised from the event will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, which helps to fund research into the treatment of Type-1 diabetes. Type-1 diabetes is caused by an autoimmune disorder that hinders the production of insulin in the body. Its causes are unknown, although a family history of the disease is known to increase one’s risk of developing it. It is

important to note its differences from Type-2 diabetes, a metabolic disorder caused by poor diet and lack of exercise. Due to the fact that Type-2 accounts for around 90-percent of diabetes cases, public perception can often be that it is the only form of the disease, which is a source of great frustration for those who develop Type-1 through no fault of their dietary or lifestyle choices. For Joyce Ure, Denise Nicastro, and Karen Larkin, the attachment is through their children, who all live with the disease. When Ure’s son began exhibiting symptons consistent with Type-1 when he was eight, she thought it could not be true due the lack of history with the disease, but after he was taken to Albany Medical and found to have a blood sugar of 680, the diagnosis was clear. For Ure, the hope for the event is that it will also help spread awareness for the symptoms of the disease. Nicastro’s daughter was diagnosed early in life and is now a student in college. With her daughter so far away most times of the year, it leaves her with a lot

(From left) Event committee members Denise Nicastro, Ellen Pickett, Karen Larkin, Ellen Brodie, Joyce Ure, and Danielle Unser Slater. Photo by

Karen Larkin’s son Danny, a fourth grader at St. Clements who has been diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes since age 6.

Ellen Brodie with daughters Madison and Skyler Trapp, ages 14 and 12 respectively.

of anxiety. Larkin’s son was diagnosed when he was six, and has lived with the disease for the last four years. Over those years, she has noticed definite improvements in the technology for treating and monitoring diabetic symptoms, a sentiment supported by everyone at the table. A few of them mentioned apps on their phones and watches that allow them to monitor their children’s blood sugar levels at all times anywhere. These technologies were not around only a few years ago, they said, and developments like

these show the benefits of raising money for organizations like the JDRF. For Ellen Brodie, Type-1 is just about her entire life, as both she and her two children are

living with the disease. “My personal attachment is my life, and its my kids’ lives,” Brodie said. “That’s about as personal as it gets.” The Golf Classic and Par-Tee



Week of May 26 – June 1, 2017

COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN Saratoga Lions Club Duathlon SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 13th Annual Saratoga Lions Club Memorial Weekend Duathlon will be held on May 28 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., starting from the Saratoga Casino Hotel on Jefferson Street. The event will consist of a 5K run, followed by a 30K bike ride, and ending with another 5K run. Participants can do the race as an individual, or in teams of 2-3. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Club’s stated goals, “helping people see, helping people hear, fighting diabetes, developing youth & our community.” Specific beneficiaries include the Lions Eye Institute in Albany, and the Saratoga Springs Hospital’s Community Health Center initiative. For more information on the event, go to

Hudson Crossing Triathlon SCHUYLERVILLE – The eight Hudson Crossing Triathlon event will be held on June 11 at the Hudson Crossing Park in Schuylerville. The race will kick off at 8 a.m. and will include a 500-yard swim, a 12-mile bike ride, and a 5K run. A portion of the proceeds from the race, in addition to donations, will go to the Hudson Crossing Park, which is providing volunteers for the event as well as serving as the venue. The event will be free for

spectators, and the cost for racers will vary depending on the date of registration. Interested racers can sign up at For more information, contact Chris Bowcutt at 518290-0457 or via email at chris@

Annual Northeast District Golf Outing WILTON — The SaratogaWilton Elks Lodge #161 will host its Annual Northeast District Golf Outing at McGregor Links Country Club on June 4th. The Golf Outing will begin with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. The event will be followed by a dinner at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 at 6:00 p.m. To participate in the Golf Outing & Dinner, the cost is $80 per person, or $15 for just the dinner. For more information, contact Mike Cummings, at 518-683-5416.

Saratoga YMCA Summer Youth Basketball League SARATOGA SPRINGS — Registration is now open for the Saratoga Regional YMCA’s summer youth basketball league. The program will begin on June 22 with a clinic from 6-9 p.m. featuring local coaches Fred Sheer and Matt Usher. The league proper will begin on June 29 and run for the rest of the summer until Aug. 31. The league is open to children grades 5-8 of all skill levels. For

more information about the program, contact Mike Laudicina at 518-583-9622 ext. 145.

Recreation Department Fall Soccer Registration SARATOGA SPRINGS — With the spring 2017 season underway as of April 29, the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department will begin registration for fall 2017 soccer on June 5. For additional information, call 518-587-3550 ext. 2300, or email

Golf Classic Par-Tee 2017 SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) of Northeast New York will, in association with Hoffman Car Wash & Hoffman Jiffy Lube, host the 2017 Golf Classics and Par-Tee fundraiser event at the Saratoga National Golf Club. The event will take place on June 4, starting with registration and lunch at 11:00 a.m. Anyone interested can choose to play golf, or join the “par-tee” later in the evening, starting at 5:30 p.m., which will feature catering from Mazzone’s restaurants, live music, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the event will go towards furthering the JDRF’s mission of curing Type-1 diabetes. More information on the event can be found at

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Dragons Alive Boating Boot Camp SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Dragons Alive boat club will be hosting a special “boot camp” this summer, aimed at offering “fitness instruction and exercises, paddling and safety instruction, and an hour of vigorous paddling with exercise that will condition and strengthen your entire body.” The camp will be held from June 17-24, and from July 8-15. The fee for the camp is $99, which can be applied to membership costs should participants decide to join the Dragons Alive club. No experience is necessary to take part. For more information on the camp, or to get registration forms, go to, or email

Cantina Fun Run SARATGOA SPRINGS — The Cantina Restaurant will be hosting its yearling Kid’s Fun Run on June 4, from 8-11 a.m. at Congress Park. Kids can choose from either ¼ mile run or a full mile run, and the top three boys and girls from each course will receive special trophies. Other activities at the event will include face painting, healthy snacks, and live music from 101.3 The Jockey. Money raised at the event will go towards providing pediatric care at Saratoga Hospital’s Emergency Department. For more information about the run, go to www.saratogahos- cantina-kids-fun-run.

Recreation Department Drop-In Sessions
 SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Recreation Department offers drop-in sessions in adult basketball, pickleball, racquetball and wallyball. Visit and click on Rec Center calendar for the latest schedule.
 For additional information please call 518-5873550 x2300 or email

Golf League SignUp’s SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Lake Golf Club’s Summer League signup’s have been announced. Monday Senior League runs May 15-August 28; Tee Times starting at 9 a.m. Limited to 40 players. No golf Memorial Day or 4th of July Weekend. Monday COED League runs May 15-August 28; 5:30 p.m. shotgun each week. Limited to 72 players. No golf Memorial Day or 4th of July Weekend. Tuesday Ladies League runs May 16-August 29; Tee Times starting at 5 p.m. No golf 4th of July Weekend. Call 518-5818492 ext.100 to sign up or visit for more information.


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Fastest in the Nation Continued from front page.

national record in the event. As one might expect, a performance that put national records to shame also left her competition on the day in the dust, as her closest competitor, Burnt Hills senior Eva Scott, finished the race close to a minute and a whole lap behind her at 10 minutes and 9.66 seconds. This was Chmiel third year competing at the Eddy Meet. This performance continues Chmiel’s recent streak of standout performances and broken records. Back in March, at the 2017 New Balance Nationals Indoor national-level track

& field event, Chmiel competed in the 2-mile event and ended up with a time of 10 minutes and 12.94 seconds, besting the state record and narrowly edging out the national record as well. Just a little before that, at the NYSPHSAA State Championships, Chmiel set the previous record in the 3,000-meter event for sophomores. At least year’s Eddy Meet, she set the all-time record for the 1,500-meter event in Section II with a time of 4 minutes 23.81 seconds, and also put up a time of 9 minutes and 48.25 seconds in the 3,000-meter race, a time she would best by over 30 seconds just one year later. “It makes me excited,” Chmiel

said about her collection of recordbreaking runs. “But I think it also makes me work harder… I’m just gonna keep working at practice and hopefully lower my times.” “She’s very competitive, she’s very analytical,” assistant coach Linda Kranick said of Chmiel’s consistently excellent performance. “I think this is the fourth national sophomore record she’s broken this school year… Kelsey has high aspirations, and works very hard.” Kranick, who has been coaching track & field for 37 years and has coached with husband Art Kranick at Saratoga Springs High School since

Chmiel has set four sophomore national records this school year. Photo by

1985, reckons that Chmiel is one of the best runners she has worked with in her career, if not the best, given her consistent record-breaking performances. Some of this she attributes to the advances in coaching techniques over the years that have allowed them to train faster and faster athletes, but it mostly comes down to Chmiel’s hard work and innate talents.

“Kelsey is very humble, very modest,” Kranick said. “And she understands that she has even farther to go.” Elsewhere at the meet, senior Mimi Liebers bested the competition to finish first in the 100-meter hurdles event. Liebers will be competing in track & field at the College of the Holy Cross in the fall.

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