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Home & Lifestyle Saratoga

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Saratoga Springs City Center February 28th–March 2nd


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Welcome to

Saratoga’s Home & Lifestyle Show

The annual fund-raiser held by the Saratoga Rotary is now in its 41st year!

Home & Lifestyle Saratoga

TM

Owner/Publisher

Af ter a long winter in upstate NY, everybody looks forward to

Chad Beatty

Saratoga’s Home & Lifestyle Show to jump-start their spring home

General Manager

plays, there is something for every household project you could imagine,

Managing Editor

improvement projects. With the beautifully designed and informative disand quite a few you never would’ve thought of on your own!

Robin Mitchell Chris Vallone Bushee Creative Director Colleen Sweeney

Plan to spend the whole weekend here... Wine tast ings on Friday,

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c o o k i ng de monstrat i ons on Saturday, and Sunday is all about the kids!

For information about the show please see page 12, and for those

of you who don’t know about the Rotary, take a minute to read pages 16-18... they are an amazing organization and deserve our support. Find a complete listing of all vendors by category on page 20

(feel f ree to star t that list of home improvement projects here!) Af ter you read all the NEWSY info in the front of the magazine,

sit back and enjoy the rest of the publication… From landscaping ideas and furniture trends to financing your home improvement projects… this is your go-to home & garden magazine… we hope you enjoy it!

As always, we are honored when a local business or organization asks us to help create a publication for them to help promote their

business or event. A special T HANK YOU to the Rotary for involving Saratoga TODAY again this year!

Jim Daley, Cindy Durfey Graphic DesignERS Frank Garguilo Jessica Kane EDITORIAL CONTENT Deborah Miles Czech Megin Potter Published by Saratoga TODAY Newspaper Five Case Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 tel: (518) 581-2480 fax: (518) 581-2487 saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com Saratoga Home & Lifestyle is brought to you by Saratoga TODAY, Saratoga Publishing, LLC. Saratoga Publishing shall make every effort to avoid errors and omissions but disclaims any responsibility should they occur. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written consent of the publisher. Copyright © 2014, Saratoga TODAY Newspaper. If interested in print publications for your next event call Saratoga TODAY. (518) 584-2180.

Enjoy the show!

Chris

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February 28–March 2, 2014

saratoga springs city center Presented by Saratoga Springs Rotary Club General Information A variety of home and lifestyle businesses will exhibit at the show, including builders, interior décor, landscaping, and much more. (See page 20 for a complete listing by category.) Show hours are Friday, February 28, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, March 1, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult admission is $6; children 5-12, $1; children under 5 free. NEW: On Sunday only, kids under 17 will be admitted free all day. All proceeds from the show benefit charitable causes through the Rotary Club’s donations. Thank you for your support!

E x h i b i t o r Li s t a n d Di s c o u n t Coupon Online See the website at www.rotaryhomeshow.com for updated show information, including a listing and map of exhibitors, as well as photos and news updates about the show. Print out a $1-off coupon to save on adult admission.

Save $2 on Admission with a Buy Local Rewards Card

Do you have a Buy Local card? Accepted at many local merchants in Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa, Malta, Clifton Park, and beyond, the card is free and saves you money on dining, health and fitness, goods, services, and more. No coupons needed; you just have one card that is good for deals in dozens of locations! Anyone with a Buy Local card saves $2 on show admission. Find out more, and request your card, at BuyLocalDeals.com or call 795-6500 for more information.

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Area Businesses Sponsor the Show

The Rotary Club thanks the show’s generous sponsors for their support. The Adirondack Trust Company is the Show’s major sponsor. Other sponsors include Allerdice ACE Building Supply (door prize sponsor), Champion Window (grand prize sponsor), Granite & Marble Works (supporting sponsor), The Saratogian (advertising sponsor), Saratoga Today (magazine sponsor), BuyLocalDeals.com (digital media sponsor) and the Saratoga Springs City Center (community sponsor).

R e gi s t e r f o r P r i z e s a t t h e S h o w

The show features several opportunities to win prizes:

• Door prizes, roughly $50 in value, sponsored by Allerdice ACE Building Supply • The major prize, a full exterior house wash, donated by Clearview Exterior Cleaning • The grand prize, a 50-inch flat-screen TV, donated by Champion Window Door prizes are drawn periodically throughout the weekend, while the larger prizes are drawn on Sunday afternoon at the show’s conclusion.

Try the Scavenger Hunt Stop by Booth K12 and talk to BuyLocalDeals.com to pick up your scavenger hunt card. You will visit various show exhibitors to obtain a sticker for the card. Once you have all nine stickers, return to Booth K12 for the chance to win a prize.

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special events at the show Friday: Wi n e T a s t i n g

From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, the Saratoga Winery will be offering tastings of several of its hand crafted varieties including Chardonnay, Saratoga White, Cabernet Franc and Steeplechase. Visit with the friendly and informative staff for complimentary samples and to learn more about the winery, its wines and its great events! In addition, wine by the glass will be available for purchase to enjoy during the event as well as wine by the bottle to take as a souvenir.

Saturday: Cooking Demonstrations

Take a quick trip to Italy without ever leaving Saratoga Springs. Learn some of the secrets of making simple, straight-forward Italian food during a cooking demonstration by Executive Chef James Frese of Pasta Pane Rustic Italian Bistro in Clifton Park. (Pasta Pane is part of the DZ Restaurants family, which includes Boca Bistro, Chianti Ristorante, and Forno Bistro.) Join Executive Chef James Frese in the kitchen on Saturday at 12:00, 1:00, or 2:00 p.m., through the doors in the northeast corner of the City Center, near booth K12.

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S u n d a y : Ki d s D a y

Bringing your family to the show? On Sunday, children under age 17 get in free all day. Delightful entertainment awaits, including JoJo’s Face Painting and Balloon Gal Jenny, both working between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.! Be sure to visit the Saratoga Springs Police Department’s child safety and fingerprinting table in the M1 room near Broadway.

Special AppreciatioN

Several local organizations help the Rotary Club to make this show possible. In addition to the sponsors and special events participants noted above, the Club thanks: Advantage Press, AJ’s Signs, Allerdice Party Rent-All, Saratoga Springs Police Department, and Spa.net. In particular this year, the Rotary Club thanks and congratulates the Saratoga Springs City Center on its 30th anniversary! The City Center’s event planning team has collaborated with the Rotary Club for over twenty years to make this annual show successful.

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Service Above Self:

rotary’s motto in action This year’s Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show marks the 41st anniversary of this important fundraiser. Since1973, the Show has made possible the significant financial gifts of the Rotary Club, as well as strengthening the community spirit of Saratoga. The Rotary Club expects to raise close to $100,000 from this year’s event, with proceeds being distributed to community organizations, youth scholarships, and international humanitarian projects.

Funds for Youth Scholarships

The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club awards more than $40,000 each June to local high school seniors for the pursuit of additional education. The Saratoga
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Support for Local Non-Profit Organizations

Once a month, the Rotary Club’s Board of Directors reviews funding requests from local charities. Annually, the Club awards one or two major gifts to area organizations seeking to complete a significant special project. Criteria for these donations are on the club’s website at www.saratogaspringsrotary.org.

Saratoga Rotary Supports Many Causes

Some recipients of Saratoga Rotary contributions: Adirondack Girl Scouts
 Babe Ruth Baseball Boy Scouts – Twin Rivers Council Caffè Lena
 CAPTAIN Youth & Family Services Children’s Museum at Saratoga Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Center Double H Ranch Franklin Community Center
 New York State Military Museum Rebuilding Together
 Salvation Army
 Saratoga Battlefield
 Saratoga Bridges


Saratoga Economic Opportunity Council Saratoga Hospital Foundation
 Saratoga Miss Softball
Saratoga National Little League
 Saratoga P.L.A.N.
 Saratoga Reads
 Saratoga Rowing Association
 Saratoga Springs History Museum Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Saratoga Springs Public Library Saratoga YMCA
 Saratoga Youth Hockey
 SaratogaArtsFest
 Shelters of Saratoga
 Yaddo Garden Association

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International Relief Efforts

Part of Rotary’s mission is donating to world disaster recovery efforts, and improving life for citizens in developing countries. The Club has sent Shelter Boxes for war refugees in Syria and typhoon victims in the Philippines, funded well construction in Rwanda, and supported Pure Water for the World.

Welcoming New Members

Membership in the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club offers an excellent opportunity for Saratoga area businesses and individuals to make a positive impact in the community and the world. The 100+ members of the Club meet every Wednesday from 12:15 to 1:15 at Longfellows Restaurant for fellowship, lunch, and an informational program. Community residents and businesses interested in joining the club are invited to be in touch via www.saratogaspringsrotary.org or to stop by the Rotary booth at the show for more information.

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rotary’s worldwide reach Rotary is the world’s first service club. Since its founding in 1905, Rotary (rotary.org) has grown to include some
1.2 million service-minded men and women belonging to more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in virtually every nation in the world. Rotarians meet weekly for fellowship and informative programs on topics of local and global importance, such as health, hunger, and literacy. Membership includes adults of all ages and professions, reflecting a cross-section of each local community. As the charitable arm of Rotary International, the Rotary Foundation provides funding for international scholarships, cultural exchanges, and humanitarian projects that improve the quality of life for millions of people.

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design and construct the Exit 11 branch. The environmentfriendly mentality of the building originates with its placement. Positioned to take advantage of passive solar heating, the south-facing wall has floor-to-ceiling windows and is filled with cellulose insulation. There are solar panels on the roof, high-efficiency LED lights and concrete flooring to absorb and radiate heat. “We’ve been really, really happy with the polished concrete and it looks great too,” said Wait. Keeping an eye on the environmental impact of the new structure was something that potential and existing customers said was important to them on a survey the bank distributed before construction began. In response to these and other requests, the bank also decided to create an extra-friendly atmosphere to compliment their environmentally-friendly bank.

“We’re responsible to the community and to the world too,” said Charles Wait Jr., Vice President of Legal and Regulations. The Adirondack Trust Company is the only locally owned and operated full-service banking company in Saratoga Springs. With offices serving Saratoga, Warren, Washington and Albany Counties, the bank is a Bauer 5-Star “Outstanding” rated bank and is a Top 200 Community Bank as noted by American Banker Magazine in 2013. Financial stability allows the bank to help hundreds of nonprofit organizations each year and their 250 employees contribute thousands of hours to be involved with local community organizations. “We like to put as much money back into the community as we can,” said Wait. They built their branch by buying local whenever possible. The bank used local companies including Vermont Timber Frames and local architect John Muse to

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“We want to change the model of a bank from somewhere to go and do transactions, into somewhere to go and consult with your banker,” said Wait. This subtle but distinctly different approach to banking can be seen in the branch’s comfortable customer lounge area, self-service coffee bar, café seating, free Wi-Fi, and high definition televisions. Now, in the desk area, the tables are round to allow it so bankers may sit with the customer, instead of across from them. “The idea is to be a little bit more warm, more open, more friendly,” said Wait. g

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Earl B. Feiden Appliance 1771 Route 9, Clifton Park NY • 785 Route 9, Latham NY • 661 Broadway, Kingston NY 518.785.8555 • www.earlbfeiden.com

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Shopping at Earl B. Feiden Appliance is about more than just the great products and good prices. They are “The Store Good Service Built”.

preparation with precision inducWith more than 70 employees including sales associates, tion cooking and premium wine delivery, installation and service technicians who are factory storage can be accomplished with the trained and certified to perform quality in-home repairs, there latest advances in state-of-the-art appliis always someone to help you find and maintain those appliances from around the world found at Earl B. Feiden Appliance. ances that make a difference to you. A member of their sales team is even a Culinary Institute of America Graduate Chef, As a member of the largest appliance buying group in the country and with three stores located in Clifton Park, Latham, ensuring that you are getting the best equipment for your cooking adventures. and Kingston; Feiden Appliance serves up convenient shopping options. Earl B. Feiden Appliance carries over 50 brands - from traditional models to the latest innovative products - both American made and from around the world, at competitively low prices.

In the early 1900’s Earl B. Feiden started out harvesting ice from a pond on the family farm located on Watervliet Shaker Road and delivering it to homes by horse and wagon for placement inside an ice box, which was an early, and labor-intensive, form of refrigeration used to preserve food.

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As new mechanical refrigerators were introduced, Feiden responded to the growing interest from his customers to repair and sell more appliances. He transformed the family garage into a showroom for the new electric appliances and radios that were emerging onto the market. In 1947, Earl B. Feiden Appliance opened in Latham Circle. The family farm and family business still stand strong today. The expertise that one gains by staying in business so long not only affords Earl B. Feiden Appliance the tremendous knowledge and ability to help everyone find the appliances they’re looking for, but also the insight that helping the community extends beyond the showroom floor.

The projects most special to the family of Earl B. Feiden Appliance companies aren’t always remodeling or appliance related. The good fortune that comes along with being a successful business is the ability to support many local and national charities. Earl B. Feiden Appliance has donated refrigerators and ranges to Schoharie County flood relief efforts and supported the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center and Protecting the Paws in Blue, an organization that provides bullet and stab proof vests for law enforcement dogs. g

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metal fabrication elements from their in-house metal shop. Sculpted metal makes the difference, adding value to a structure with steel, bronze and copper designs for railings, entry gates, backdrops and surrounds. Bonacio Construction has been reshaping the Capital Region for 25 years with a long list of restorations and new building projects. These include the highly

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visible Bow Tie Criterion and Wilton Mall Cinemas, Market Center, The Washington, The Springs and soon The Algonquin restoration, just to name a few of their commercial and residential properties. Their quality workmanship and aesthetics along with community outreach initiatives are forming a new standard of service in the industry that is continually awarded. Excellence awards this year include the Game Changer Achievement Award, Showcase of Homes Realtor’s Choice Award and Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation honors, among others. g

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New Visions Kitchens & Baths by Capitol District Supply 252 Washington Street

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Envisioning what your new kitchen or bath w i l l l o o k l i k e is a lot easier when you can actually see and touch the products that are going to be used in it. Capitol District Supply has striven to stay current with modern times and technologies, while remaining true to its founding principles. Capital provides kitchen and bath solutions, plumbing and heating supplies both retail and wholesale to builders, contractors, plumbers, heating contractors and homeowners. As one of the first industry suppliers to have retailfriendly showrooms, today they are reimagining the showroom experience with New Visions Kitchens and Baths. New Visions has already reinvigorated the newly designed Capitol showrooms in Saratoga, and Schenectady and in 2014, work will begin at their Albany location.

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With certified kitchen and bath designers using 2020 CAD design software on-site, customers are ensured a technologically advanced and trendy new kitchen or bath. Constantly competing with big box home supply stores, Hana Sullenger, human resources and marketing manager at Capitol, said that one of the most important services Capitol offers is that they are able to retrain the public’s expectations about buying local. “People come in after they have gone to Home Depot and say, ‘I wish I knew you were here’. Just because we’re local, we’re not more expensive; but we do know what we are talking about and we can walk you through the whole process,” said Sullenger. Capital District Supply has been turning your vision into a reality since 1945. The family-owned business is dedicated to customer service and maintaining their involvement in the community. They recently went to Mechanicville High School to talk to students about careers; helped Catholic Charities put a new roof on a home, and are going to speak with at risk youth at Northeast Parent and Child in Schenectady in March. When company founder Hy Zima chose Albany to open up his first store, plumbing supplies were very hard to come by as factories were geared up to meet the needs of a United States involved in World War II. Repairs on the home front were secondary, but the need for them was still there. A dedicated Zima would make regular trips down to New York City to search for materials and bring them back up to Albany for the next day’s business. His commitment and strong work ethic paid off in the form of a grateful and loyal clientele. “We really have a pretty good footing in the area,” said Sullenger. “No matter what you are looking for, we have a product to match your style, the uniqueness of the space and your budget.” g

No matter what you are looking for, we have a product to match your style, the uniqueness of the space, and your budget.

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Northeast Awning & Window Décor 2 Peabody Place

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Northeast Awning & Window Décor also offers retractable and stationary awnings, storefront canopies, recovers, and a full range of interior window shades to clients across New York State from Lake Placid to Catskill. “We Shade the Northeast,” said owner Scott Bowersox. g

What’s so smart about this heavy-duty retractable roof system is that it has the flexibility to manage customizable sun, rain and wind protection at the touch of a button. The optional side curtains are available to provide the convenience of adding on a whole new room to your home or business by completely enclosing a patio area.

– Scott Bowersox, Owner

We Shade the Northeast.

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D & R Lawn and Landscaping 72 Thimbleberry Road • Malta, NY 12020 518.899.7200 • www.drlawntoday.com

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Add that little bit extra from D & R Landscaping by taking advantage of their driveway sealing and holiday decorating services, or a product from the line of telescoping flagpoles and accessories that they offer. Serving Saratoga, Albany, Schenectady, Warren and Washington Counties, the customized solutions from D & R Lawn and Landscaping can improve and enhance your outdoor living experience by treating your property like their own. g

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Capital District Contractors & Decks Inc. 112 Oakbrook Commons

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For more than 25 years his tradesmen have been crafting unique and affordable structures from the ground up. Because nothing is prefabricated or manufactured, everything can be completely customized to the homeowners’ needs and specifications. “Don’t move, improve,” advises Bernacki. “Adding a sunroom or deck can add a whole new vision to the look of a house. Adding that type of comfort, it’s big,” he said. Captial District Contractors & Decks offer home improvement additions that provide improved living by extending the usable area of a home. They have designed and built hundreds of structures and offer inside industry knowledge and expertise.

Bernacki invites clients to view his previous work in person and to talk to his references face-to-face. Servicing the entire Capital District, from Rensselaer to Warren County, there is likely to be a Capital District Contractors & Decks site to visit near you. Fully insured, Captial District Contractors & Decks receives payment only when the job is completed and the customer is satisfied. That kind of outstanding service was recently recognized when Capital District Contractors & Decks received the highest award given out by Angie’s List, the 2013 Super Service Award. g

Don’t Move, Improve. – Dave Bernacki

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Saratoga Signature Interiors 82 Church St

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L e t t h e s u n s h i n e i n with fine home furnishings from Saratoga Signature Furniture & Interiors in Saratoga Springs. Saratoga Signature is the only dealer in the region to carry the compelling Miles Talbot line, which makes extensive use of Sunbrella fabric.

“This is not your mother’s Sunbrella!” Sunbrella fabrics come in a lovely variety of color and textures. They are ideal for family rooms and interiors which receive a lot of natural light because they do not fade like other fabrics and are virtually stain resistant. In addition to the Miles Talbot line, Saratoga Signature Furniture and Interiors’ 3,000 square foot showroom is filled with furniture from all the major furniture manufacturers. They offer a full line of services including room planning, color consultation, window treatment design and re-upholstery.

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From window treatments to lamps, pictures, and accessories their staff puts the art back into wall art and accessory placement by providing all the finishing touches that will give your project its own signature look. They serve customers throughout the Capital District and the Adirondack Region and are able to ship anywhere in the country. Balancing color and impeccable style effortlessly for 21 years has helped Saratoga Signature to win the Saratoga Builder’s Showcase of Homes Best Interior Design award year after year. g

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Allerdice Building Supply 41 Walworth Street

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T h e r e ’ s a n e w p l a c e for outdoor enthusiasts to get excited about in Malta. Allerdice Hardware’s Malta store just opened in February 2011 and already they are expanding. A 2,000 square foot outdoor living section is unfolding and plans to open in April. The spring start-up will give customers a chance to get a jump on their gardens and warm-weather projects. A variety of garden supplies, décor and accessories will be on display, ensuring home gardeners can find everything they need to make this year’s garden into something glorious. Then, they can take a seat at any and all of the six to 10 patio sets that will be on display. Shoppers can also fulfill their grilling needs perusing a long line of barbeque grills from the inexpensive up to the premier models; including the best-selling Weber line of grills. “It’s just amazing how many Weber grills we sell, we just can’t keep them on the shelf,” said inventory control manager Greg Johnstone.

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Selling the brands people trust is just one of the many reasons people like doing business with Allerdice. Located on property in Saratoga Springs that has been a lumber yard since 1864, Allerdice was founded in 1982. They provide hardware, lumber and building materials but also offer specialty services. “Need Advice? Ask Allerdice!” Under the wellknown ACE Hardware brand, Allerdice’s knowledgeable staff, some of which have been working with the company for more than 30 years, builds relationships with customers so that the store quickly feels like a home away from home. From custom paint matching; to metal work for custom fabrication and repairs; to residential and commercial glass cutting and installation; to specialized door needs; the family of Allerdice stores in Saratoga, Milton and Malta are there to help. “ACE hardware is just huge in outdoor living already, and we wanted to take advantage of that,” said Johnstone, who has been working at the Malta store since its opening. Allerdice Rent-All rents the tools you need, from the small to the large, so that you are able to Rent, Set, and Go! In addition to equipment rental they also provide replacement parts and service on popular tool brands like STIHL, SNAPPER and HONDA. Tools to tame the outdoors and to build what people need are in such a high demand in Malta because of that area’s recent surge in population. New jobs and new opportunities are bringing new construction projects and Allerdice is happy to supply the tools to get the projects done. “I’m very excited over it,” said Johnstone. g

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– Greg Johnstone

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Telescope Casual Furniture, Inc. 82 Church Street • Granville, NY 12832 • 518.642.1100 • www.TelescopeCasual.com, www.TelescopeContract.com

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M e t a l p a t i o f u r n i t u r e can be pleasant to the touch on hot and cold days. The marine grade polymer used in Telescope Casual Furniture’s Bazza MGP Aluminum Sling Collection for the 2014 season has proven that, with its great look and comfortable feel.

The outstanding design of the Bazza Chaise was recently recognized, winning the Design Excellence Award at the International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market in Chicago, IL. Available in 9,000 different color and material combinations, the Bazza collection is just one of the 50 or more sets displayed at the large Patio Essentials indoor showroom in Granville. Formally known as Patio Plus, Patio Essentials is an exclusive Telescope Casual dealer, providing sling replacements and repairs, delivery, and design help.

Customers have been taking a closer look and choosing Telescope furniture since the company was founded in 1903. Hollywood celebrities and sports stars see sitting in one of Telescope’s world famous director’s chairs with their name on the back as a sign that they’ve really “made it”. These chairs are all made locally, with wood grown sustainably on property owned and managed by the company. Telescope Casual’s attractive and customized furniture is created by 260 employees and sold primarily in the United States and Canada but is also available in the Caribbean, Latin America, Singapore and beyond. g

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Concord Pools & Spas 156 Sparrowbush Road, Latham NY 12110 • 136 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518.783.8976 • www.concordpools.com

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Resort-style outdoor living can be achieved with the Capital Region’s largest in-ground swimming pool builder. In their 42 years in operation, Concord Pools has installed more than 10,000 pools in the Capital Region as far south as Kingston, as well as into Massachusetts and Vermont. Photo by Paul Castle Photo by Paul Castle

This project was an entry in the Showcase of Homes last fall. This negative edge pool was cantilevered off the edge of an extreme slope. Over 450 tons of material was brought in to create the platform for this project. The resulting pool is a beautiful blend of natural stone, stamped concrete and natural elements with a breathtaking view.

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The time is now to start building the backyard of your dreams.

Concord Pools Photo by Paul Castle does a lot more than install amazing pools. They do the designing, building and servicing of spas and saunas, outdoor renovations, safety covers, pool openings and closings. They will help you create an entire outdoor entertainment environment. An integrated design approach incorporates custom water features, landscaped slides, custom stairs and benches around deluxe outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and outdoor living rooms to create your own unique personal backyard oasis. Behind the fantasy is the strength of an innovative and award-winning company. Concord Pools was the first to pioneer the use of radiant heat in swimming pools. A radiant heating system utilizes a modulating boiler and PEX tubing in the concrete floor of the pool. The result is an incredibly efficient source of heat for a swimming pool. Concord Pools was also one of the first companies to perfect construction techniques for negative edge vinyl-lined pools. Their patented I-Beam brace system is like no other brace in the industry and supports pool decking from settling and shifting.

This project boasts a spectacular outdoor space with a free-form pool design. A natural stone landscape custom slide with adjoining spillover spa are the focal point of this design. The large patio area is done in a premium paver including a natural stone fire pit.

Concord’s accomplishments have been featured in numerous industry and national publications and have received multiple national and regional awards. They were voted one of the top three pool companies in America by Pool and Spa News, they are a seven time recipient of the coveted Master of Design Award and were voted a lifetime member of the AQUA 100 Hall of Fame by AQUA Magazine. Concord Pool’s President Michael A. Giovanone is a certified building professional and instructor for the Advanced Education Program at the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals as well as Chairman of the Latham International Dealer Advisory Board, the largest manufacturer of in-ground swimming pool components in North America. Concord Pools is the pool builder with the proven track record that can transform a backyard into a place where magic happens. g

Concord Pools has installed more than 10,000 pools in the Capital Region...

From the simplest to the most complex designs, Concord Pools works to make dreams into reality. Whether it’s a negative edge pool cantilevered off the edge of an extreme slope, a freeform pool with custom concrete accents or anything in between, when clients hire Concord Pools they know the end result will be something beautiful.

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The Wood Carte 1063 Route 9

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A c t u a l t r e e s t u m p s supporting thick, red cedar or black walnut live-edge tops are standing testaments to a furniture philosophy rooted in quality craftsmanship that you’ll find at The Wood Carte.

“It’s kind of a neat affect, it gives you more of the feeling of an actual tree,” said President and owner Chris Carte. Located at the foot of the Adirondacks, the rustic style is popular at The Wood Carte in Queensbury. Carrying the largest collection in the upstate of Amish-made real-wood furniture, customers regularly travel four hours or more to visit both their New York and Vermont showrooms, he said.

Wood Carte. They don’t offer cheap and disposable pieces, they believe in getting something that is well made and that does not need to be replaced quickly; a piece of furniture that, if well cared for, can last generations. “That’s the beauty of real wood. We carry products to be proud of that are made for the long haul,” said Carte. None of the staff at The Wood Carte, many of which have worked there for more than 10 years, work on commission, letting the quality of the furniture essentially sell itself. Recognizing quality workmanship was something that the Carte brothers learned how to do through their own experiences with woodworking.

For many, it’s about value. You won’t find any pressed-wood or particle board at The

Their father instilled in the three Carte brothers an inherit ability to work with their hands. Lindsay Carte found he needed some furniture and one day decided that he was going to make it himself. Brothers Kelly and Chris started out fooling around in the garage with him, asking questions, until all three of them started putting things together and bouncing ideas off each other. “That self-taught knowledge helped out a lot. We knew what we were looking for. We knew what a nicely built piece of furniture looked like,” said Carte.

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They opened the business in 1982 and continued custom building pieces for 26 years. The successful business that they built has earned record-breaking sales for the last four years and Chris Carte is looking forward to another great year, in part due to the completion of their new addition, he said.

We carry products to be proud of that are made for the long haul. – Chris Carte

Planning to display their popular rustic furniture in the space, the 1,700 square foot post and beam structure has been added on to their already 12,000 square foot New York showroom, and features reclaimed barn wood siding. “It’s a pretty good chunk for us. It’s kinda neat,” said Carte. g

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Mangino Buick GMC 1484 Saratoga Road

Ballston Spa, NY 12020

518.885.5301 x130

www.mangino.com

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to make way for the new at Mangino Buick GMC in Ballston Spa. Brand new from the ground up, their state-of-the-art 35,000 square foot building is offering new vehicles and new services, but they are staying focused on customer comfort and convnience.

“There’s a brand new showroom, brand new everything,” said general manager Ralph Mangino, Jr. The space allows for drive-thru transactions and has an indoor car delivery area. It features a comfortable customer amenity lounge that provides work stations with free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV’s, and a fireplace. “We live in the Northeast, so anytime we can get customers inside and out of the elements is a good thing,” he said. Even when it’s snowing or raining outside you get to have your shiny new car delivered to you, clean and dry, inside under the showroom lights. “It makes it look like its right out of the auto show,” said Mangino. New vehicles to look for this Spring, include the Buick Encore, LaCrosse and redesigned

the new 2014 GMC Sierra truck.

“The GMC Sierra is brand new from the ground up; exterior, interior, it’s incredibly quiet. It’s completely different than the one it replaced,” said Mangino. They’ve got the space to have plenty in stock, as well. Since they no longer are restricted by the size of their facility, Mangino Buick GMC has also installed new lifts in their service department so they can work on large trucks and buses. Mangino’s is a family-run, full-service facility. They offer the full line of new Buick and GMC cars and trucks a large selection of certified pre-owned vehicles, extended warranties and accessories. They are a General Motors number-one ranked dealer for customer sales and service satisfaction, an award they take very seriously. The Manginos have the car business in their blood. Ralph Mangino Sr. was the sales manager at Salisbury Chevrolet in Scotia for many years before opening his own dealership in 1978. Today, there are three generations of Manginos working to serve you. With no high pressure sales or gimmicks; just honest pricing for everyone, it’s nice to know that even amidst a sea of change, there are some things that are staying the same at Mangino Buick GMC. Mangino said “Everything that we’ve done; everything, is for growing and going into the future. It was a necessity - we needed to do it. It’s good for us and good for the customer. It was time to roll with the wave, so to speak.” g

There’s a brand new showroom, brand new everything. – Ralph Mangino, Jr.

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Adirondack Phantoms One Civic Center Place

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The Adirondack Phantoms are a professional hockey team that provides so much more than just exciting family entertainment; they enjoy making the community happy before, after and during the games.

The Phantoms games are affordable family fun that again this year will feature $1.00 hot dog nights and youth giveaways throughout the season. Their comical, bright yellow, 7-foot mascot “Dax” does skits during the game that are sure to make people smile. Truly a place for the entire community, the Phantoms games have given different groups the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of a captive audience. Schools and dance groups have been able to perform in front of thousands of people and charity organizations have benefitted from special collections

518.480.3355

www.phantomshockey.com

including coat drives, Toys for Tots, can donations and a teddy bear collection at Christmas time where everyone throws a teddy bear out onto the ice after the Phantoms make their first goal. This season they have helped charities raise over $60,000 at games and they were out in the community over 250 times just last year. For a time, the region was without an American Hockey League team. Two Brothers, Rob and Jim Brooks bought the team in 2009 and moved the Phantoms to Glens Falls. This year is the 25th Season of AHL hockey in the Adirondacks. They may not have been consecutive, but there has been 25 seasons that have enriched the community. g

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John D Marcella Appliances 560 Broadway

Schenectady, NY 12305

518.381.1957

www.marcellasappliance.com

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Visiting John D. Marcella Appliances might help you see what trying a little bit harder can look like. The family owned and operated business has served the Capital District for over 65 years. With an expansive 17,000 square feet of the newest and latest appliances, full kitchen displays and home theater equipment; you can start off by viewing, interacting with, and learning about their products in person.

“Our new showroom on Broadway in Schenectady is state-of-the-art design and displays all of the latest in built-in and professional appliances. Our salespeople are constantly learning all of the newest and latest models that are available today. Their knowledge is great in helping customers design the kitchen of their dreams!” commented owner John Marcella. Marcella opened the business in 1947 after seeing the large gap created in the market as families were again taking shape in the United States after World War II. It is one of the last remaining family-owned and operated appliance stores in the area.

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Offering a long list of name brand kitchen, outdoor kitchen, laundry, home audio, TV, and video equipment in addition to home automation supplies, today Marcella’s has grown into the 13th largest single-showroom appliance dealers in the United States and the 84th largest appliance retailer, in the company of well-known industry giants such as Sears, Home Depot, Lowes, and Best Buy, according to Twice Magazine.

If you are planning a remodel or a 400-unit multi-family housing facility we are staffed and ready for you.

This allows them to offer competitive prices but hasn’t hindered their commitment to excellent customer service. A member of the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List, they have been voted the Number One Appliance Retailer by Capital Region Living Magazine for the last three years. A professional service department on-site with five factory trained technicians and an expert installation team outfits individual consumers as well as large commercial, single family, and multi-family builders and government agencies in New York, Massachusetts and Vermont. No matter what the size or scope of your appliance needs, Marcella’s sales and service is equipped to serve you. g

We offer the best prices and services available today because we do try harder to please. – John Marcella Sr.

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518.214.4082

www.bellamys.com

In life, like sports, there are certain defining make-it-or-break-it m o m e n t s . Entering into a home remodeling or construction project can be one of these moments.

Here you go. It’s game time. You’ve decided to remodel your home but choosing a contractor can be difficult. You should look at yourself like the owner of the team, advises the experts at Bellamy Construction. Choosing your remodeling contractor can be like picking the team’s general manager. It’s the manager’s job to pull together the right group of players for your project so that you are sure to come out a winner. Get into the game with Bellamy Construction. As a full-service building and remodeling firm, their master craftsmen can help you with your home improvement, custom home building and excavation needs. Bellamy Construction offers a complete package of services and can handle any curveballs that might be thrown into the mix to ensure your project stays on course. They work with you through the necessary processes of zoning, building permits, design, product selection and construction. Serving clients in a 60-mile radius around Scotia, one of the company’s greatest strengths is that they offer their clientele a single point of contact and work one-on-one with the homeowners. Bellamy Construction is a family business. Bruce and

Sharon Bellamy started it in 1975 and when brothers Greg and Brian took over ownership, not only was it a rite of passage but a decision inspired by a true appreciation for building. They grew up learning about the construction trade from their parents and are well-known in the community. It’s the balance that exists between the brothers as they play on each other’s strengths that makes for a comprehensive building partnership. It’s their experience that makes the difference. Along with their skilled team of more than 30 employees, Bellamy Construction is able to analyze each project and offer solid solutions that are unique to you. Bellamy Construction is proud to have been inducted to Remodeling Magazine’s BIG 50 which recognizes the extraordinary impact they’ve had on the communities they serve, along with their professionalism, integrity and the role that they’ve had taking the lead in raising the industry standards through exemplary business practices and unique designs. Bellamy Construction is a member of numerous organizations that attest to their commitment to maintaining the highest standards. These include the National Association of Home Builders, Capital Region Builders & Remodelers and the New York State Builders Association. They are E.P.A. L.E.A.D. Certified along with a Certified Green Builder and Graduate Remodeler, among others. At Bellamy Construction, they are working not only to get you a home run, but to knock it right out of the park. g

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Conversation sofas outsell other styles... four to one. – Dale Buchard

Conversation sofas outsell other styles at The Furniture House four to one. Available in all sizes and in styles from traditional to contemporary, they are great for any room, said Buchard. Unusual multifunctional furniture is also the usual at The Furniture House. From coffee tables that transform into dining

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Crawford Door & Window Sales 5 Metro Park Road

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518.489.3780

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Take the worry out of w i n d o w s h o p p i n g with Crawford Door and Window Sales.

As a designated full-line Pella window distributor, Crawford’s Windowscaping Center offers one- stop shopping to homeowners, designers and builders in the Capital Region.

Crawford’s strives to find the products that best fit a customer’s needs. They recently teamed up with Bonacio Construction to install Pella Architect Series windows and sliding glass doors on three floors of The Washington building on Broadway in Saratoga. From the complex to the smaller projects, Pella’s reputation for resonating quality and innovation and Crawford’s before and after sales and service is an unbeatable combination, said general manager Steven Stiansen. Crawford’s takes the time to educate buyers on proper window operation, how critical installation is, and helps them make the best choices to develop the right look to meet their needs. They take in-home measurements and can have your madeto-order windows delivered within two to three weeks. With Pella’s expanded manufacturing capabilities, customers can choose from a variety of materials and finishes. Crawford Door and Window Sales even offers the Pella Precision-Fit replacement windows that can be used with almost any existing window frame and provides residential installation. Stiansen adds “It’s great what we have with Pella. It’s a wonderful value for the builder. When it comes to windows, it removes any worry.” g

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Purdy’s Discount Wines & Liquors

Saratoga, NY 12866

A f t e r a l o n g d a y of home improve-

Offering Saratoga’s largest selection of fine wines and spirits since 1960, they stock local, domestic and wines from all over the world. Purdy’s offers specialty wines including: organic, sulfite-free, non-alcoholic, vermouths, aperitifs and an astounding selection of spirits.

518.584.5400

www.purdyswines.com

ments, it’s nice to relax and kick back with a good drink, but what G DIN N should you have tonight? TRE W NO At Purdy’s Discount Wines and Liquors in Saratoga there’s plenty to choose from. After relocating to Congress Street Plaza from Broadway in 1997, they have expanded twice and now show case an unbelievable inventory, said owner Gail Purdy Brophy.

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Don’t know what to choose? Purdy’s staff can teach you which wines are dry, which are sweet, those that have a rich, fruity flavor, which are light-bodied and everything in between. They can suggest how to pair wines with dinner, match their flavor intensity and balance taste combinations. Being in business for more than 50 years is a testament to Purdy’s expertise and resilience. “We’re not the best because we’re the oldest, we’re the oldest because we’re the best,” Brophy said. Whether you are a faithful customer or new to the store, you can look forward to Purdy’s still being your Saratoga source for discount wines and liquors for another 50 years. g

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Saratoga National Bank & Trust Company

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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The bank now offers a 10/1 ARM, or Adjustable Rate Mortgage. The 10/1 ARM has an initial interest rate that is fixed for the first ten years of the loan. After the 10 years is up, the rate then adjusts, based on the Treasury rate, each year for the remainder of the loan. “Who knows where rates will be in 10 years,” said bank president, Dave DeMarco. Adjustable rate mortgages have a lower rate than the traditional 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, so that can be an attractive option. With an interest rate of just one-half-of-one-percent lower on a $200,000 mortgage, that can save $1,000 a year.

518.583.3114

www.saratoganational.com

Our lending staff is local, makes decisions quickly and can close quickly. – Dave DeMarco

171 South Broadway

Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company is a subsidiary, along with Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company, of Arrow Financial Corporation. Saratoga National is a full-service commercial bank primarily serving the Saratoga County region. Many of the lenders have a minimum of 10 years of experience, with some having as many as 25 years of experience doing business in the community. Known as the “Thoroughbred of Banks”, Saratoga National will help you get your home improvement project through the finish line. “Our lending staff is local, makes decisions quickly and can close quickly,” said DeMarco. g

For investors wanting to make improvements to their one to four-family properties, there are additional options available in the form of non-owner occupied mortgages. Owners who do not live in their homes usually use the homes as investments. Because of the chance that the investor takes on defaulting on the mortgage if they cannot find reliable renters to live in the home, they are charged a higher interest rate than those refinancing a single-family home. Refinancing isn’t necessary however, just to have enough money to make improvements on an investment property. With non-owner occupied mortgages, investors can get an interest rate of 3.99 percent for the first three years with the remainder spread over the prime mortgage interest rate for the life of the loan. This is a significant savings over the higher 4.75 interest rate that would go along with refinancing an investment property. The non-owner occupied mortgages also have none of the closing costs associated with a traditional mortgage. “You can literally come in and get one, and not pay a thing,” said DeMarco.

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Family Danz Heating and Air Conditioning 404 North Pearl Street • Albany, NY 12207 518.427.8685 • www.familydanz.com

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Ductless split units are unlike traditional central systems in that no ductwork is required. The space is divided into zones, each with its own thermostat; a condenser on the outside is connected to small air handler boxes on the inside to distribute air conditioning and heat. Not only is this unit system less expensive to install, operation is less expensive, as well. “It’s a better solution,” said operations manager Mike Tafel at Family Danz Heating and Air Conditioning in Albany. Family Danz is a local, family-owned and operated company that specializes in heating, cooling, indoor air quality and water heating. Notable commercial projects they’ve completed recently include The Lofts at Troy, Sage College, Skidmore College, The Paddocks, Malta Highway garage, and Malta Town Hall. “We used a more artistic approach to try to maintain the character of the building,” said Family Danz Vice President Tim Danz about the challenges that come along with outfitting older structures. At Family Danz, they listen to what customers want and their N.A.T.E. certified technicians service an 80-mile radius around the Capital District and are on-call for emergencies 24 hours a day, said Danz. It’s what they’d do for their own family and at Family Danz; they treat all their customers like family. g

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North East Spray Foam PO Box 471

7 Rocky Ridge Rd

Warrensburg, NY 12885

518.623.7010

www.northeastsprayfoam.com

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Spray foam prevents more than just air from infiltrating or escaping through cracks in a building’s construction. Spray foam blocks out all those pesky critters, including ants and mice, from invading our homes and eroding our peace of mind.

Unlike traditional insulation, The Icynene Insulation System used by the certified professional installers at North East Spray Foam can completely seal a home and increase its resale value.

It is an unbelievable sound insulator that also inhibits dust, allergens and mold growth, said Kwazneski. He has been to homes without spray foam insulation where the mold is so thick that it just falls right out of the light fixtures, he said.

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“The tighter your house, the more efficient it’s going to be,” said North East Spray Foam’s owner Douglas Kwazneski. Icynene is a foam insulation which is sprayed into walls, floors, and ceilings. Sprayed on as a liquid, it adheres to everything and expands in seconds creating an airtight seal. Customers are getting a lot of value for their money and start saving as much as 50 percent off their heating and cooling bills, typically recouping the cost of the insulation within three to five years depending on the size of their house, said Kwazneski.

Our customer service is unbelievable. If there’s an issue, we’re right there. – Douglas Kwazneski

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Maintaining air flow is necessary for moisture management and indoor air quality, so Kwazneski recommends achieving a good balance by installing a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) which exhausts stale air and brings in fresh air, or an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) to regulate humidity levels, which should be at 40 to 45 percent. There is a small percentage of the population that can have adverse reactions to the blowing agents used during the spray foam installation process. This is often a result of a synthetic hydro fluorocarbon blowing agent that is used with the closed cell foam product. North East Spray Foam is using the only water blown closed cell foam on the market, said Kwazneski. “It’s a great spraying foam, and after I tell anyone about it, that’s typically what they choose,” he said. The last thing Kwazneski wants is an unsatisfied customer. He takes pride in addressing any customer concerns quickly and servicing a large area. From the Catskills to the Capital District, Saratoga and Adirondack regions, North East Spray Foam also services western MA, VT and many parts of New England. “Our customer service is unbelievable. If there’s an issue, we’re right there, we don’t want any issues,” he said. g

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Sports Page Ski & Patio 138 Quaker Road • Queensbury, NY 12804 • 518.792.1304 Sportspagepatio.com (spring/summer) • Sportspageski.com (fall/winter) N TRE

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No matter what the season, you can have fun out there. With one of the largest collections of outdoor furniture in the region and voted the best ski and snowboard selection in the country by Skiing Business Magazine in 2013, Sports Page is open year-round offering you what you want to enjoy the outdoors in style.

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Sports Page has more than a hundred patio sets in stock from American manufacturers including Telescope Casual, Lloyd Flanders, Woodard, and Seaside Casual; as well as top quality import brands such as Patio Renaissance, Alfresco, Agio, and Treasure Garden. Sports Page also fills custom orders, with hundreds of fabrics and colors to choose from, for both residential and commercial customers. Offering expert design services and exclusive commercial pricing to regional businesses year-round, Sports Page has recently outfitted the Glens Falls and Highland Park Country Clubs, The Mill and High Rock Condominiums, as well as West Mountain, the Arcady Bay Association, and the Dockside Landing Marina in Hague, with great quality furniture. Give your outdoor experience the attention it deserves with help from the expert staff at Sports Page! g

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With the tensile strength of steel and the workability of wood, PaperStone is made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper that has been saturated with PetroFree phenolic resins. “It has a soft, warm, timeless appearance to it and people choose it because they like that it’s green and warmer to the touch than stone,” said Green Conscience owner Karen Totino. Passionate about educating people interested in health and wellness, she started the business, which offers a variety of non-toxic, organic and eco-friendly home improvement products for homeowners and small business owners, in 2009. g

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Pure Perfection Landscape and Services Inc./ Perfection Excavation PO Box 3510 • Glens Falls, NY 12801 • 518.792.3600 • www.pureperfectionlandscaping.com, www.perfectionexcavation.com

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at Pure Perfection Landscape and Services the new definition of perfection includes expanding the possibilities of paver stones.

The sky’s the limit with Silica grate systems, a plastic grid layer that reduces the weight of stone application and allows you to have a stone surface high off the ground and at different levels. Resurfacing existing wood decks with pavers is a cost effective option because it requires fewer building permits and less upkeep and maintenance than wood, said owner James O’Keefe. Details make the difference in Pure Perfection’s excavating and hardscape design, redesign and installation services. From

the planning phase to the install, they work with you to find the best products for your budget; from pavers that look like wood to products with a lifetime warranty, they want to open your eyes to perfection. g

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DiSiena Furniture 115 Round Lake Ave

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518.664.7385

www.disienafurniture.com

Say, “so long” to that dark, G h e a v y f u r n i t u r e and brighten up DIN N E with a more transitional style with help TR c i n W o O from the experts at DiSiena Furniture ic

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in Mechanicville.

In today’s home, grey is the new neutral. Joyous pops of lime green, raspberry and blueberry are replacing the jewel tones, burgundy and teal shades that used to be popular.

Signature pieces that are currently hot include upholstered beds by Bernhardt, Fashion Bed and Wesley Allen; gel foam beds that sleep cool by Sealy and Serta; and tufted sofas in a variety of fabrics, including leather from manufacturers like Thomasville, Harden and Rowl. There is a solid allure in the market right now to the modern rustic reclaimed wood furniture made by the Amish and Mennonites.

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“Their lifestyle, their culture, their quality control is unbelievable. It’s how they live and how they work,” said furniture buyer, salesman and designer Michael Zappone. Michael has worked at DiSiena for 38 years and is married to the owner, Carol Zappone who inherited the business from her parents. DiSiena Furniture started in 1947 in the DiSiena’s garage and grew bit by bit; first taking over the garden area and then expanding to the point where it is today; spread across 85,000 square feet, through three buildings and on both sides of the street.

There is a solid allure in the market right now to the modern rustic reclaimed wood furniture made by the Amish and Mennonites.

“We have a lot of new looks in our store. Today people are more casual, people aren’t as formal as they used to be years ago,” said Carol. g

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SD Atelier Architecture LLC 511 Broadway, 2nd Floor

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Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518.587.3385

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I t t a k e s i n g e n u i t y to work with what you have, instead of always starting over with something new.

The architects at SD Atelier Architecture LLC know how to take the house that you have and transform it into the house that you want while maintaining its historical significance. “If we can find ways to infuse our opinions of what historically sensitive design is, we definitely do that,” said principal architect Susan Davis. Historically sensitive design takes into account the context of how a house fits into the street, the value of the buildings surrounding it, the mass and scale of the project, as well as the materials that are used.

Susan started SD Atelier in 1992 and in 1996 her husband, architect Donald Davis joined her. Together the pair is licensed in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, but primarily focus on projects in the Saratoga region, where they are located. g

...take the house that you have and transform it into the house that you want while maintaining its historical significance.

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Saratoga Consignment Studio Décor 3306 South Broadway • Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518.450.1363 • www.scsdecor.com

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purposing is the reason Saratoga Consignment Studio Furniture and Décor has recently received Saratoga Today readers’ vote as Best of the Region. Their 10,000 sq. foot showroom is the largest in the region plus clients can preview merchandise online, share it on Facebook, Tweet it and get inspired by following their Pinterest page.

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The high-quality, stylish and affordable gently-used furniture and home accessories attract consigners and buyers alike from up and down the East Coast. The trick with consignment however, is that you never know what you’re going to find, but once you find it, and love it, buy it, or you’ll be stuck saying, “I should have bought it when I saw it”. g

Their 10,000 sq. foot showroom is the largest in the region.

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what you can and can’t do with your landscape? “We’ve had a lot of fun in recent years collaborating with clients who have unique and specific regulatory challenges. Restrictions are steadily increasing in the landscape, and we are thriving in this era of high expectations,” said Toadflax Nursery landscape designer Amber Rohe.

Toadflax Nursery began in 1989 as dried-flower producers, but quickly diversified into growing bedding annuals and other landscape plants. Today, 25 years later, they have grown into a regional industry leader offering landscape design, wetland remediation, plant production and maintenance services. With a retail garden center that offers the newest innovations in plant varieties, as well as traditionally reliable bearers, they offer a large selection of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, evergreens, and fruit-bearers. Much of their plant material is grown locally on-site in their 12 production greenhouses. Toadflax stocks bulk materials such as mulch, stone, sand, gravel, compost and topsoil.

www.toadflaxnursery.com

Toadflax is a plant nursery that installs what it sells. They are fully equipped to handle everything from specialized gardens to hardscapes such as walls, walkways and water features. Whether it is adding a seating area, outdoor kitchen and fireplace, landscape lighting, or irrigation system with storm water management, Toadflax does it all. Even after everything is in place, they continue to simplify things by providing outdoor maintenance and snow removal services. g

They have grown into a regional industry leader...

1621 Route 9

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Granite and Marble Works, Inc. 8 Commerce Park Drive N TRE

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sure you have everything you need for your project from start to finish.

rable and long-lasting natural stone from Granite and Marble Works, Inc. in Wilton.

Established in 2003, their showroom is doubling in size to 25,000 square feet and is set to open in the early summer. Owners Margaret and Mike Roohan have travelled the world to hand-select a range of granite, marble, soap stone, onyx, travertine and other stones in large slabs, including long runs of more than 144 inches.

Using the most up-to-date technology to install hundreds of kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, hearths, surrounds, and furniture pieces in the Capital District, Granite and Marble Works employees have gained a depth of experience that was acknowledged when they won 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award, setting them apart from the rest. g

The added variety and new showroom will allow for Granite and Marble Works customers to see entire pieces of stone, instead of just a sample, ensuring they are happy with every inch of their selection. “There’s nobody that even comes close to what we have. We make sure our customers are getting the best that’s available,” said Margaret Roohan. With free estimates, one day installation and removal of your old countertops, and stone maintenance advice, the 18 employees at Granite and Marble Works work hard to make

The showroom is doubling in size to 25,000 square feet... – Margaret Roohan

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