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Spa City Malta Greater Pursuits; Sticking to Roots by Daniel Schechtman Saratoga TODAY Ready or not, small town Malta is growing up. Old store fronts along the Route 9 corridor have transformed from bakeries into mobile phone retailers, from empty fields and modest homes to drug stores, apartment complexes and retail centers. The catalyst for all this change, of course, is the multi-billion dollar project known as

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Wows Sub Vets by Yael Goldman Saratoga TODAY

A unique group of submarine veterans chose Saratoga Springs for its 2010 reunion, and all 56 of them could not have been happier. Former shipmates of the U.S.S. Ethan Allen, the only submarine in U.S. history to launch a nucleararmed POLARIS missile, came to

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St. John Neumann Residence Prime Parcel Awaits Right Buyer by Arthur Gonick Saratoga TODAY

Photo by Mark Bolles

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Over a year after the remaining retired Redemptorist order priests were moved out of the St. John Neumann Residence on Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs, the historic 94-

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Friday, October 1, 2010



Giant Pumpkin Wins at 1540 lbs by Daniel Schechtman Saratoga TODAY

Edinburg resident Todd Brownell started growing giant pumpkins only two years ago, and already

he’s crushing the competition. After transporting this year’s crop to the Cooperstown Pumpkin Fest last Saturday, Brownell was rewarded for his efforts with a first place finish, his pumpkin weighing in at an astonishing 1540.7 lbs. Brownell also brought a second pumpkin with him to the competition, weighing 1271 lbs, although it was disqualified after a small hole was discovered on the underside. Regardless, Brownell is thrilled with his victory. “There are people who are looking at me - being a second-year grower bringing two enourmous pumpkins like that to the weigh off - looking at me like I was some type of superhero,” Brownell said.

Todd Brownell with wife Becky and son Porter Richard stand next to their winning 1540.7 lb pumpkin But while the pumpkin Brownell brought to this year’s competition was certainly impressive, Brownell isn’t satisfied just yet. “The new record is 1725 lbs,” Brownell said, speaking of the

largest recorded pumpkin as of this year. When asked if Brownell plans to try and break that record at next year’s competition, the grower replied confidently, “You know it!”




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Anthony J. Bowden, 20, of 24 Low St., Ballston Spa, pleaded guilty to a charge of third-degree robbery, a class-D felony. He was arrested on May 16 in Saratoga Springs and will return to court for sentencing on December 2. Eddie L. Arnold, 23, homeless, pleaded guilty to a charge of failure to register as a sex offender, a class-E felony. He was arrested on July 21 in Milton for an incident that occured on January 20. He was sentenced to one to three years at state prison, probation terminated. Jessica M. Miller, 27, of 212 Regent St. #4, Saratoga Springs, pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree assault, a class-D violent felony. She was arrested on June 26 in Clifton Park and will return to court for sentencing on December 1. Christian T. Orologio, 22, of 209 Malta Ave., Ballston Spa, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony. Orologio was arrested on June 14 in Ballston Spa and will return to court fo sentencing on November 23. Seth R. Ledger, 24, of 546 Rt 32 Bacon Hill, Schuylerville, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony. He was arrested on April 25 in Northumberland and will return to court for sentencing on November 18. Aaron M. Mcabee, 21, of 1 Lawton Ave., Glens Falls, pleaded guilty to a charge of fourth-degree grand larceny, a class-E felony. He was arrested on March 25 in Moreau for an incident that occured on January 6. He was sentenced to one and one third to four years in state prison, concurrent. Jeffery R. Lavigne, 33, of 10111 Regency Park Apts., Queensbury, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, a class-D felony. He was arrested on May 15 in Saratoga Springs. Lavigne was sentenced to five days in Saratoga County Jail and five years probation and ignition interlock. Christopher T. Bednarczyk, 31, of 14 Baker Ave., South Glens Falls, pleaded guilty to drving while intoxicated, a class-E felony. He was arrested on July 10 in Moreau and was sentenced to one year in Saratoga County Jail with conditional discharge of one year

ignition interlock. James H. Deloatch, Jr., 21, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded guilty to a charge of third-degree robbery, a class-D felony. He was arrested on June 14 in Saratoga following an incident on May 16. Deloatch was sentenced to nine months at the Saratoga County Jail. Douglas J. Sousa, 38, homeless, pleaded guilty to a charge of firstdegree criminal contempt, a classE felony. He was arrested on July 8 in Saratoga Springs. He has been sentenced to four months at the Saratoga County Jail and five years probation. Scott R. Wilkins, 40, of 21 N. McKinley Ave., Endicott, NY, pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony. He was arrested on March 28 in Clifton Park, and has been sentenced to one year in Saratoga County Jail with conditional discharge and one year ignition interlock.

John F. Carpenter, 51, of 93 York Ave., Saratoga Springs, pleaded guilty to a charge of firstdegree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a class-C felony. He was arrested on May 27 in Saratoga Springs and will return to court for sentencing on November 29.

Ryan M. Mulligan, 27, of 64 Gretel Terrace, Ballston Lake, pleaded guilty to a charge of thirddegree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class-C felony. He was arrested on June 27 in Clifton Park following an incident on May 3, and will return to court for sentencing on November 29.

James W. Norton, Jr., 30, of 89 Summer St. Apt. 2B, Adams, MA, pleaded guilty to a charge of thirddegree burglary, a class-D felony. He was arrested on April 29 in Saratoga Springs following an incident on March 12. He will return to court for sentencing on October 15.

Deborah G. Crocker, 56, of 34 Seward St., Saratoga Springs, pleaded guilty to a charge of petit larceny, a misdemeanor. She was arrested on May 2 in Saratoga Springs after an incident on April 23. She has been sentenced to one year in Saratoga County jail with restitution ordered.

Marlin C. Gilliam, 30, of 49 Ingalls Ave., Troy, pleaded guilty to a charge of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class-D felony. Gilliam was arrested on February 21 in Saratoga Springs and will return to court for sentencing on November 29.

Gary St. John, 40, of 56 Avenue C, Malta, pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to report an address change within 10 days, a class-E felony. He was arrested on


September 3 in Malta after an incident on September 14, 2009. St. John will return to court for sentencing on November 1. Freddie S. Brown, 40, homeless, pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to report an address change within 10 days, a class-D felony. He was arrested on April 25 in Ballston Spa after an incident on July 15, 2009. Brown has been sentenced to one year in Saratoga County Jail.




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Skidmore to offer tours of North Woods

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Chad Beatty PUBLISHER Five years ago I had a vision for a locally owned and operated newspaper. A newspaper that delivered ONLY local news from front to back; a newspaper controlled and operated by locals; a newspaper that thought and acted locally and kept all of its funds in the immediate community. The challenges were great. The majority of start-up businesses, let alone media companies, fail in the first three years. On top of those daunting statistics we launched the newspaper in an already sluggish economy, which quickly transformed into one of the worst economies in 60 years. Well, Enron fell, Goldman Sachs

fell and sadly fell but, knock on wood, we succeeded. We may have operated lean and mean on occasion, but we always followed through on our promises and went the extra yard to get the job done right. We have also reinvented ourselves and reevaluated projects as we grew to new heights. It is in this spirit of change and evolution that I announce some exciting news for Saratoga Publishing.

Business as usual takes on a whole new meaning… Exciting times call for exciting changes and Saratoga Publishing is experiencing them both. Beginning with this Friday’s edition of Saratoga TODAY newspaper, the entire product can be viewed online as part of a comprehensive website redesign and relaunch. I’m not talking about a few little tweaks with some fancy new colors. I am talking a completely redesigned site created with you in mind. Over the years I have become dismayed with the complexity and confusion of many websites, especially newspaper sites. We have designed

our site to be user-friendly, useful and visually appealing. As you will learn when you read our story on page 11, we are using turn page technology, which means you are virtually reading the paper on your computer screen. Enjoy your newspaper the way you want it… in print or online! Check out our new website now: The other news we are happy to announce is the launch of a new bimonthly high-end lifestyle magazine focusing on our little corner of the world. Every town has a story to tell and we are here to tell it. The name you ask? It is simply called…Simply Saratoga. You can look forward to the first issue, The Holiday Issue, sometime in late November. The exact date is top secret at this point, as most of the major news stations want to do feature stories on the publication (exaggerated for theatrical purposes). In closing I want to say thank you for your continued support, and keep reading…in print or online.

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letter to the editor October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month To the Editor: October marks the time that we recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Once again, Saratoga County will join other cities and counties in New York state to bring attention to the issue of domestic violence. “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” remains an important campaign that urges communities to “turn New York purple,” the color of courage, survival, and honor that has come to provide hope to those who suffer from domestic violence in our communities. Anyone can “go purple” in support of this important cause by wearing purple ribbons, or by the simple act of shining a purple light. From donating a cell phone, to making donations of clothing and toiletries, to volunteering your time at domestic violence programs, there are ways to make a difference for domestic violence victims in our community. You can even purchase a new “Peace at Home” license plate, created by New York Office for the Prevention of Domestic

Violence and the Department of Motor Vehicles. A portion of the proceeds will go to raise awareness about domestic violence. Domestic violence affects millions of victims in this country from all socio-economic groups. Family violence costs our nation between $5 and $10 billion dollars annually in medical expenses, police and court costs, shelters and foster care, sick leave, and absenteeism, and these costs continue to grow. Recent estimates range from 960,000 incidents of violence against a former or current spouse, girlfriend, or boyfriend per year, to 3.9 million incidents of women being physically abused by husbands or live-in partners every year. Coordinated community intervention that balances victim safety and offender accountability is vital to achieve prevention of domestic violence. In Saratoga County, my office continues to work closely with local groups such as the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County, and the Mechanicville Domestic Violence


Advocacy Program. Both organizations offer services for children, counseling and support. In addition, the crime victim advocates at the District Attorney’s Office provide valuable information and assistance to victims of domestic crime as their batterers are prosecuted in our local and county courts. Two assistant district attorneys in my Office are assigned specifically to prosecute domestic violence cases in county court and in the three local courts specifically designated as domestic violence courts. As always, if you are a victim of domestic violence and need assistance, contact the New York State hotline at (800-942-6906), or locally at (518) 584-8188, (Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County) and (518) 664-4008, w w w. m e c h a n i c v i l l e a c s c . o r g (Mechanicville Domestic Violence Advocacy Program). Spread the message that domestic violence will not be tolerated! -James A. Murphy, III Saratoga County District Attorney

Skidmore College will offer two guided tours of its North Woods on Sunday, October 3. The walks are part of the college’s series of North Woods Stewardship Days, designed to increase public awareness of the 250-acre wooded property north of the main campus. The first tour, geared to families and children, will begin at 10 am. Led by Kim Marsella, coordinator of Skidmore’s Environmental Studies Program, the walk will explore such topics as geology, animal and plant life, invasive species, and care of the environment. The tour will leave from the lobby of Palamountain Hall. Participating children must be accompanied by an adult. The second tour of the day, “The History of the North Woods,” will run from 2:30 to 4 pm. Led by Robert Jones, associate professor of economics at Skidmore, the walk will follow some of the area’s historic carriage trails. As Jones will explain during his tour, the present Skidmore campus is located on land that prior to 1960 was known as the Woodlawn Estate. Its grounds contained largely forested land with several estate homes, a large lawn, and more than 20 miles of carriage trails dating back more than a century. The tour will begin with a brief historical overview from 2:30 to 3 pm in Skidmore’s Bolton Hall, room 280. The walk will leave at 3 pm from the lobby of Palamountain Hall. Skidmore’s North Woods are home to numerous native species, including migrating songbirds and 33 types of ferns. With southern oak, hickory, and northern hardwoods as well as ponds and marshes, the woods support a biologically diverse animal and plant population that is important to faculty and student research. Much of the area is available for public use. For maps of the woods and general information visit



TODAY Friday, October 1, 2010 Thomas G. O’Neill Gansevoort – Thomas G. O’Neill of Orange Lane passed away suddenly Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 at Albany Medical Center. He was 77. Born on Dec. 8, 1932 in New York, NY, he was the son of the late William and Mary (Mulrooney) O’Neill and graduated with a Bachelors degree from City College of New York. He served three years in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War and was married for 56 years to Ann T. (Archdeacon) O’Neill. They were both raised in Manhattan and moved to Monroe, NY in 1965, where they raised their family. Thomas retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield in 1997. In 1998, Tom and Ann moved to Ballston Spa to be closer to their family and recently moved to Gansevoort. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren and vacationing in York Beach, ME. An avid NY Giants fan, he attended games since he was 8 years old. He was also a parishioner of the Church of St. Peter since 1998. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his daughter,

Nancy Theresa O’Neill and a sister, Mary A. Letteri. Along with his wife Ann, survivors include their three sons, Thomas A. (Christine) O’Neill of Albany, Vincent D. (Anny) O’Neill of Saratoga Springs, Robert A. O’Neill of Ballston Spa and three grandchildren, Jeanne, Mitchell and William, all of Saratoga Springs. Relatives and friends gathered on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 21 and 22 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of Saratoga Springs. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 in the Church of St. Peter, 241 Broadway in Saratoga Springs by the Rev. Dominic S. Ingemie, pastor. Burial with military honors followed in St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Avenue in Saratoga Springs. The family would like to thank Life Net of Albany emergency personnel, Albany Medical Center and the Neurological ICU staff for their care and compassion for Thomas and his loved ones. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneral

Margaret Y. Foster

Bacon Hill – Margaret Y. Foster, 89, a former resident of Bacon Hill, died Friday, September 17, 2010 at the Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs. Margaret was born July 9, 1921 in Barrow-in-Furness, England, the daughter of Michael G. Yatsevitch and Isabel Thomas Yatsevitch. When she was five years old, Margaret and her family moved to the United States and settled in Watertown, MA. Her father believed that living a simple, rural life with few amenities would build character and protect his children from polio epidemics, and so he sent his daughter to live on their farm in Cornish, NH, when she was a teenager. Margaret graduated from Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, NH, in 1938. She then attended Radcliffe College and the University of New Hampshire before returning to Cornish to care for her ailing mother. Margaret married Robert L. Foster on December 12, 1945, soon after he returned from his army service in Europe during World War II. In 1953, Bob and Margaret moved to a dairy farm on Bacon

Eugene R. Rainville Saratoga Springs – Eugene R. Rainville of Davidson Drive passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 at his residence. He was 83. Born on May 23, 1927 in Berlin, NH, he was the son of the late Adelard and Eugenie (Corneau) Rainville and a US Army veteran of WWII, having served in France. He worked for the Yaddo Corporation from 1962 until he retired as superintendent of buildings and grounds in 1993 and also worked for Dehn’s Florists for eleven years. He was an avid NY Yankees and Giants fan. A school crossing guard in Saratoga Springs for several years, he was a communicant of St. Clement’s Church. Gene was a third degree member of Saratoga Council 246 Knights of Columbus and had volunteered for many years on the Bingo committee. He was a member of Saratoga

Assembly 0745 Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and a life member of Gurtler Bros. Post 420 Veterans of Foreign Wars. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers, Roland, Adrien, Lucien and Wallace Rainville. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Beverly Marie (Santabar) Rainville, whom he married in 1952; four daughters, Vicky (Craig) Sutherland of Saratoga Springs, Lori (Byron) Potter of Gansevoort, Cathy (Keith) Pepper of Essex, VT and Diane Rowe of


Hill, where they raised their seven children as well as lots of cows, corn, hay, luscious melons and berries. Margaret loved to garden, and her perennial beds burst with color during the spring and summer. She was known to sing German lieder and Russian folk songs while attending to the many chores of daily life with a big family—cooking dinner, cleaning house, washing dishes and putting up the summer harvest of vegetables and fruits. The Bacon Hill farmhouse often overflowed with extended family members and young family friends who called the Foster Farm their second home. In addition to her busy life on the farm, Margaret was a member of the Bacon Hill Reformed Church, the Saratoga County Farm Bureau and the Co-operative Extension Service. She sang in the church choir and did translation work for several Russian families who lived in the area. During their retirement, Margaret and Bob enjoyed traveling and spent parts of several winters with Mary Foster, Bob’s sister, in Tucson, AZ. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Robert L.

Foster, and her brothers, Gratian and Michael Yatsevitch. She is survived by her seven children—Betsy Anderson of Old Chatham, Kathy Foster of Canaan, NH, Ruth Foster Morgan of Ashaway, RI, Jack Foster and Tom Foster of Schuylerville, Ellen Foster of Nassau, and Mary Anne Foster of East Greenbush—as well as 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visiting hours were held at the Bacon Hill Reformed Church on Friday, September 24, followed by a funeral service. The Rev. Janet Vincent officiated. Interment will be at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville at a later date. In appreciation of the loving care Margaret received during her years at the Wesley Health Care Center, Margaret’s children request that memorials in her name be made to the Neil Roberts Staff Enrichment Fund or to the Meinhardt Partnership Fund at Wesley Health Care Facility, 131 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Online remembrances can be made at

Frederick H. King Naples, FL; one sister, Doris Jones of Lynwood, NY; eight grandchildren, Justin, Craig, Jr., Chris, Josh, Brad, Bryant, Christina and Tara; seven great-grandchildren, Deanna, Nathan, Emily, Casey, Adien, Kala and Madelyn and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends gathered in his memory on Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of Saratoga Springs. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 25 in St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Burial with military honors followed in the family plot at Maplewood Cemetery, Louden Road in Saratoga Springs. Memorials may be made in his name to the Arthritis Foundation, 1717 Central Ave., Suite 105, Albany, NY 12205. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneral

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Saratoga Springs – Frederick H. King of Elm Street passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 26, 2010 at Saratoga Hospital. He was 85. Born on April 17, 1925 in the town of Milton, NY, he was a son of the late Joseph W. and Mary (Delaney) King, a 1943 graduate of Ballston Spa High School and a 1948 graduate of the Bentley School of Accounting and Finance in Boston. He worked for the Northern Distributing Company in Queensbury for many years, retiring as comptroller. A U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, he was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 358 and American Legion Post 234 in Ballston Spa and a communicant of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, also in Ballston Spa.. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Barbara A. (Ronan) King, whom he married on September 4, 1948 and who died May 10, 2003; two brothers and a sister, Joseph, Lacy and Orilla King. Survivors include three daughters, Catherine (Charles) Eddy of New Britain, CT, Patricia King of Cheverly, MD, and Elizabeth King and her husband Raymond Malo of Outremont, Quebec, Canada; three grandchildren, Bryan Eddy of Rocky Hill, CT,

Michael (Shannon) Eddy of New Britain, CT, and Blue Pate and her husband Christophe Huni of SteDorothee, Quebec, Canada; 5 greatgrandchildren, Kaitlyn and Samantha Eddy, Madison Bagioni, and Preston and Cecilia Eddy; nephews, Joseph (Gail) King of Saratoga Springs and Gerry (Patricia) King of Glenmont and James Devine (Gloria) of Stoneham, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 in St. Mary’s Church by the Rev. Thomas J. Kelly, pastor. Burial with military honors followed in the family plot at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Route 50 in Ballston Spa. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Jody, Kim and Sally from Community Hospice for their dedication and compassion as they cared for our Dad over these last several months. Memorials may be made in his name to St. Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Online remembrances may be made at



Rachel Alexandra announces retirement

The 2009 Horse of the Year, Rachel Alexandra, is officially a retiree. Her majority owner Jess Jackson announced on Tuesday, September 26 that the reigning Horse of the Year will race no more. She will stay in Saratoga Springs for the rest of the week. Photo by Sharon Castro

Harvest Festival was a hit Last weekend's inaugural Henry Street Harvest Festival was an alarming success. The first annual block party attracted over 1,000 revelers and


raised approximately $5,000 for the Gateway House of Peace, a local non-profit organization aimed at establishing a Hospice home in Saratoga County by 2012. "It was extremely successful

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beyond anything we would have imagined for the first annual Harvest Festival," Paul Brisson, Strategic Planner and volunteer for Gateway House for Peace, said. The family-oriented festivities included live music, face painting and pumpkin decorating; Henry Street restaurants, businesses and merchants offered specials throughout the day, and donated a portion of their proceeds to Gateway's cause. Participating restaurants included the Parting Glass, Scallions, Smokey Joes, Virgil's House and Tiznow. Simplicity Salon also took part. "It was a great collaboration," Tina Levielle-Briscoe, Simplicity Salon owner and Festival organizer, said. "We built a community between the Henry Street businesses and Gateway House. It will take a couple of years to get this home underway, but we have to start somewhere." Gateway House for Peace representatives will go before the County Board of Supervisors at the next meeting on Tuesday, October 5 at 3 pm, to suggest turning the "old American Red Cross building" on Rowland Street in the town of Milton into a Hospice home. "We are urging all of our supporters to come and demonstrate their concern at the public meeting," Brisson said. "Receiving this home or any piece of property to renovate and begin operations in 2012 is the most pivotal piece of that puzzle. This property is not being used, but it can be used to change lives." The County Board of Supervisor's meeting will be held at 40 McMaster Street in Ballston Spa. For more information about Gateway House of Peace, visit

Section of Fifth Avenue closed for construction The section of Fifth Avenue between Henning Road and Foxhall Drive in Saratoga Springs was closed for construction work on Tuesday, September 28 and will remain blocked off for two to three weeks while the Saratoga Springs Department of Public Works installs storm sewers. The project will eliminate flooding problems; however, the city will not be repairing the 1,200-foot stretch of road, which has experienced water damage in recent years, until 2011. Local drivers should be aware that this section of the road will be closed from 7 am to 3 pm daily. The project will also block entrances to the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church parking lot on Henning Road.


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Alleged cocaine dealers caught, City cracks down on illegal drugs Saratoga Springs City Police on Tuesday evening, September 26, arrested two alleged crack cocaine dealers at an Allen Drive home. Traci Williams, 41, and Marlin C. Turner, 27, of New York City, face felony charges of criminal possession and criminal possession with intent to sell for the 11 drug packages found in William’s home. Williams is being held in Saratoga County Jail without bail; Turner’s bail was set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond. This is the City Police Department’s second crack cocaine related arrest since June.

State Comptroller finds insufficiency in Schuylerville's claims audit process The Village Board of Schuylerville is taking action to correct its internal claims processing and audit process after a recent State audit revealed an insufficiency in oversight. The audit report released on Wednesday, September 20 outlines the following issue: The New York State Comptroller audited Schuylerville's internal controls over claims processing for the period of June 1, 2008 and July 8, 2009, and found that the Village's audit process failed to meet regulations. Village Law requires that every member of the Board thoroughly audit claims before authorizing payment and after they have been paid and only two or three of the five Board members audited the claims in this time frame. Additionally, the Board failed to audit claims for utilities, freight, and express charges after they were paid. Village officials claimed to be unaware that the entire Board is responsible for auditing claims, and that they lacked the "guidance necessary to ensure all claims were audited and approved." The Board responded positively to the Comptroller's recommendations and is currently devising a "corrective action plan" to be submitted within 90 days. The full report can be viewed online: le.pdf.

State gets first VLT perk: Genting pays $380 million upfront Governor David A. Paterson on Monday, September 27 announced that the State of New York received


the $380 million upfront payment from Genting New York, LLC, to develop and operate a casino at Aqueduct Racetrack. The payment was secured five days prior to its due date, and officially marks the beginning of the Aqueduct racino development project. Genting's $380 million check is the highest upfront payment ever offered to the State.

Brindisis forfeit ownership of Union Grille The Saratoga Hilton seeks a new operator for the Union Grille, the full-service restaurant located inside the North Broadway hotel. Andy and Louis Brindisi, owners of Brindisi's Restaurant on Broadway, opened the Union Grill last year but have recently ended their lease with the hotel. The Hilton will continue operating the restaurant under the same name, until a new operator steps in. The father-son partnership will shift its undivided focus to their eponymous establishment just up the street.

Ballston woman admits to stabbing husband Mary Jane Vautrin appeared in Saratoga County Court on Wednesday, September 29, and admitted to intentionally and voluntarily stabbing her husband, Thomas, several times while he was sleeping in their bedroom in November 2009. Thomas was present in court and was satisfied with the proposed sentence of nine years in a State Correctional facility followed by five years of post-release supervision and a permanent order of protection for himself and his family; however, Mary Jane's officially sentencing is not until December 2. The night of the incident, Mary Jane stabbed her husband several times while he was sleeping, and stabbed herself several times as well. Thomas woke up and was able to lock himself in the bathroom and called 911. Mary Jane originally accused Thomas of stabbing her, but admitted in court on Wednesday that she stabbed her husband and intended to cause harm. She admitted to causing serious physical injury with a knife and voluntarily admitted her guilt.

Board approves West Side Stadium outdoor expansion Saratoga Springs City Planning Board approved the site plan for West Side Stadium’s outdoor dining area addition at its Wednesday, September 27 meeting. The plan is to build a porch dining area on the backside of the restaurant. -by Yael Goldman


Friday, October 1, 2010


Are you registered to vote?


Saratoga Bridges hosts 2nd Annual Community Recycling Day for Electronics

The 2010 midterm election is on Tuesday, November 2, which means the deadline for voter registration is just around the corner. If you are not yet a registered voter, there’s still time left to do so before the upcoming election. Listed below are the deadlines and specific guidelines for obtaining and submitting a registration form based on indivudal situations and needs (as listed on the State Elections Board website). Voter Qualifications: There are certain qualifications for New York and the United States for voter registration. First of all, you much be a U.S. citizen. It is also required that voters be 18 years of age by the date of the election; live at their present address for at least 30 days prior to the election; not be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction; and must not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

Mail Registration: Applications must be postmarked on or before Friday, October 8 and received by a board of elections no later than Wednesday, October 13 to be eligible to vote in the General Election. To have a form sent to your address, call 1-800-FORVOTE. You can also download and print a New York State Voter Registration form from the Elections Board website:

In Person Registration: You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act by October 8 unless you have been honorably discharged from the military or became a naturalized citizen after October 8; you may register in person at the board of elections up until Friday, October 22. The Saratoga County Board of Elections is located at 50 West High Street in Ballston Spa. The phone number is (518) 885-2249. You can also fill out a form at the following New York State Agency offices: Department of Motor Vehicles, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, Department of Health - WIC Program, Department of Labor, Department of Social Services, Department of State, Division of

Veterans' Affairs, Military Recruiting Offices, Office for the Aging, Office of Mental Health, Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, State Universities of New York (SUNY), Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities, and the Workers' Compensation Board. The League of Women Voters will have a voter registration table at the Saratoga Springs Farmers Market on Saturday, October 2 from 9 am to 1 pm at High Rock Park.

If your address has changed: Notices of change of address must be received by the county board of elections on or before October 13.

Guidelines and deadlines for voting by Absentee Ballot: Those who meet one of the following qualifications are eligible to submit an absentee ballot: if you are absent from your registered county or city on the Election Day, are unable to appear at the polls due to illness or disability, a patient in a Veterans' Administration Hospital, or are detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony. Absentee ballots can be obtained through the county Board of Elections and can also be downloaded from the state website. However, they must be

mailed to the Saratoga County Board of Elections no later than the seventh day before the election (Wednesday, October 27) or delivered in person no later than the day before the election (Monday, November 1). You may also request an Absentee Ballot by sending a letter to your county board of elections. The letter must contain the following information: the address where you are registered, an address where the ballot is to be sent, the reason for the request and the signature of the voter. If you cannot pick up your ballot or will not be able to receive it through the mail, you have the right to designate someone to pick it up for you. Only that person designated on your application may pick up and deliver your ballot. If you are permanently ill or disabled, you have the right to receive an Absentee Ballot for each subsequent election without further application. Simply file an application with your board of elections containing a statement which describes the particulars of your illness or disability. The Board will review the facts stated, and if satisfied, will mark your registration record. You will then automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election until your registration is canceled.

Campaign Coverage: Make sure to read Saratoga TODAY's October 22 and 29 newspapers for full coverage of the 2010 election candidates.

Saratoga Bridges will sponsor their second Annual Community Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, October 2 from 8 a.m. to noon at 16 Saratoga Bridges Blvd. in Ballston Spa. Rapid advancements in technology have left a long and ever-growing list of outdated electronics in the dust. These obsolete and behind-thetimes items are filling up our landfills, leaking toxic chemicals like cadmium, mercury and led into the earth. In an effort to combat this problem, Saratoga Bridges is once again collecting electronic items to be recycled properly. The public is encouraged to recycle the following unwanted items on October 2: cell phones, hand-held devices, computer hard drives and accessories, printers and cables, cameras, computer gaming equipment, phones and phone systems, medical equipment. TVs will not be accepted and there will be a $5 fee for CRT computer monitors. For more information, call (518) 587-0723, extension 1217. As one of the largest non-profit organizations in Saratoga County, Saratoga Bridges has been providing programs to people with developmental disabilities and their families for 55 years. Throughout its' history, family members, staff and volunteers have been committed to ensuring that those they serve are able to realize their goals, hopes and dreams. They remain steadfast to offer the highest level of services to 775 individuals by promoting their abilities, contributions and achievements in every aspect of community life.


EDUCATION Educate to Innovate: scores our vision of a world where innovation and collaboration are enabled by investments in technology and education. The program is designed to help foster potential solutions to society's most critical challenges by educating and nurturing leaders that will be critical in ensuring we develop new communities and find new ways of doing things," Gabi Zedlmayer, Vice President, Office of Global Social Innovation for HP, said. As part of the program, HP is donating $6 million to 35 educational institutions across five consortia that will use the award to explore innovations in STEM+ learning and teaching. The five consortia that will be leading the five HP Catalyst Consortia include Carnegie Mellon University, the Sloan Consortium, FutureLab (UK), the CSIR Meraka Institute (South Africa) and the Agastya International Foundation (India). “We are thrilled to not only be engaging in a faculty development activity this coming year with our partner, St Petersburg State Polytechnical University, but also to be joining the Multiversity Consortium led by John Bourne of Sloan-C,” said Empire State College Principal Investigator Betty Lawrence. “Our partners in the Multiversity consortia will challenge us to strive to further improve learning environments for our science and math students.” The international partnership and consortia initiative builds on the Obama Administration's "Educate to Innovate" coalition designed to improve national outcomes in STEM subject matters.

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SSHS student, Girl Scout completes preschool roadway project Mary Morris, a junior at Saratoga Springs High School, created this miniature roadway for preschoolers adjacent to a Head Start playground that is located on the high school campus. After many months of planning by Mary, and the helpful volunteers from her Girl Scout troop 3339, friends and members of the National Honor Society, painted the roadway in early September, and the Head Start students have been enjoying it ever since. Mary designed the project to meet the qualifications for scouting's Gold Award. She said she enjoys pitching in to help her community, especially when it involves children. Pictured with Mary, front to back, are Ace Guerrero, Kyleigh Bradley and Kemauri Johnson.

SUNY Empire State acts globally SUNY Empire State College recently received a grant to participate in HP's Catalyst Initiative, a global social innovation program designed to develop more effective approaches to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education worldwide. The college and its partner, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, located in St. Petersburg, Russia, will receive $150,000 in equipment and funding to research and demonstrate best practices in online education for STEM students, and for the development of instructional faculty. "We are very grateful for this grant award," Empire State College President Alan R. Davis, said. "Thanks to the support of HP, the college and our partner will collaborate on improving faculty instruction and the resulting education our students receive in the critical STEM fields." The project, titled "Empowering STEM Faculty for Teaching the 21st Century Student," also will provide the college and partner institution St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University faculty with professional development opportunities related to STEM teaching and learning. The college proposed a faculty professional development model specifically geared for online and distance learning faculty in science, technology and mathematics. Upon award of this grant, the college and St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University will be seeking 40 STEM faculty (20 from each institution) to engage in this professional development opportunity. "The HP Catalyst Initiative under-


Skidmore receives $353,000 for research on memory Skidmore College received a $353,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine the basic mechanisms that contribute to the effects of imagery on memory. Professor Mary Ann Foley, a cognitive psychologist who has studied memory for nearly 30 years, is directing the three-year NSF project titled "RUI: Guided Imagery and Memory Errors: Identifying Basic Mechanisms by Testing the Effects of Script Author and Imagery Content." Through her research, Foley hopes to contribute to the theoretical understanding of "striking discrepancies" in reports on the effects of imagery on remembering. In the process, her research will have implications for debates about the use of guided imagery in applied settings.

Ballston Spa Alumni Selected for Inaugural Recognition Event The Ballston Spa Central School District will recognize five distinguished graduates during the annual homecoming activities at Ballston Spa High School on Wednesday, October 13 at 7:30 pm. Ballston Spa Mayor John Romano, class of 1963, will be recognized for his continued dedication and service to the community of Ballston Spa and Lieutenant Colonel Christopher

Douglas, class of 1984, will be recognized for his leadership and service to his country as a reservist for the United States Marine Corps, and the late Richard Thomas, class of 1945, will be recognized for his coaching and teaching career at BSHS that spanned thirty-eight years and for his prominent presence within the Ballston Spa community that is still felt today. Current BSHS teacher and Coach Harold "Harvey" Staulters, class of 1981, will be recognized for being a mentor and positive role model for numerous students within the High School. Marcie Fraser, class of 1979, who is a veteran television journalist, fitness guru and author, will be recognized for giving back to her alma mater by volunteering in the elementary schools and helping young students gain better awareness about being healthy. Everyone is invited to join together for an evening of fun, laughter and recognition of BSHS alumni. The awards presentation will take place in the High School auditorium with a dessert reception immediately following in the cafeteria. Registration is required for this event. Please visit and click on the "Community Link" to find the alumni information and the RSVP form, or contact Coordinator of Development Courtney Lamport at or (518) 8847195, extension 1369.

SUNY Empire State College kicks off Bike Share program As part of a much greater effort to create a more sustainable campus, SUNY Empire State College kicked off its Bike Share Program on Monday, September 27. Students and staff are now able to borrow bikes that have been donated by the College and serviced by Blue Sky Bicycles to travel between offices at Union Avenue and West Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Biking across town between campuses will reduce emissions and traffic congestion in the downtown Saratoga Springs area, and will also provide an opportunity for staff and students to get outside during the day and enjoy cycling through the beautiful historic town. Although the campus Environmental Sustainability Committee anticipates mostly faculty participation, the goal is to pass this enthusiasm on to the students to create well-rounded learners and a more sustainable campus overall. "This Bike Share Program is another step towards our commitment to become a carbon neutral college," College President, Alan David said. Two bikes will be kept on the bike rack outside of 113 West Avenue and two bikes will be kept on the bike rack at 2 Union Avenue. Bikes will be brought indoors from 5 pm on Fridays until 8:30 am on Mondays. Anyone that would like to sign out a bike must sign a waiver and register for the bike online. To ensure the safety of riders, each bike will have a helmet secured to it for use by the rider. To find out more about the Bike Share Program, or to sign up to use a bike, visit the Environmental Sustainability Committee's website on the commons at




business briefs LaMarco PT opens second location

HRCCU receives 5-Star Superior rating

LaMarco Physical Therapy is opening a second location in the Saratoga Health and Wellness facility at 30 Gick Road in Saratoga Springs. The grand opening is on Monday, October 4. The newlocation will offer the same treatment emphasis as the Ballston Spa office, plus full access to the state-of-the-art gym equipment, locker rooms and showers offered at the Health and Wellness Center. For more info., call (518) 587-3256 or visit

Bauerfinancial, Inc., the nation's leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, recently granted Hudson River Community Credit Union its highest 5-Star Superior rating for strength and stability for the 62nd consecutive quarter. The local credit union was noted for its excellence in capital adequacy, delinquent loan levels and profitability, especially during such difficult economic times.

Eat out for a good cause!

SEDC earns international excellence award

Chianti II Ristorante is hosting another delicious fundraiser, this time for the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation on Tuesday, October 12. On the twelfth day of each month, the 18 Division Street restaurant benefits a different organization.. Patrons can donate 30 percent of their dinner bill to the foundation. Contact the Foundation at (518) 587-5030 or Chianti II Ristorante at (518) 580-0025.

The Saratoga Economic Development Corporation received an Excellence in Economic Development Award for its Saratoga County: Life with Balance marketing video. The honor was presented by the International Economic Development Council at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, September 28 in Ohio. SEDC launched its marketing video to serve as a business and

Friday, October 1, 2010 workforce recruitment tool for Saratoga County and the Capital Region. Saratoga County: Life with Balance was designed with international market appeal, which is why SEDC is distributing the video globally and targeting technology sectors that are experiencing healthy growth and expansion into new markets. The Excellence in Economic Awards Program annually recognizes the world's best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials and the year's most influential leaders.

Saratoga Hospital unveils new Orthopedic Center Saratoga Hospital held a ribboncutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 28, unveiling its new, state-of-the-art Orthopedic Center located on its third floor. Adding another unique, innovative element to Saratoga Hospital's service offerings, the center is designed to provide top-notch orthopedic care, on-site rehabilitation, and comfort and privacy for patients all with an emphasis on coordinated, personal approach to patient care. The center is a specialized inpatient unit, staffed by


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Saratoga Hospital officials enthusiastically unveil the new Orthopedic Center at Tuesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. a team of healthcare professionals who are trained in orthopedics. Twenty private, hotel-like rooms offer every possible amenity, including overnight accommodations for family or friends. Each room has a full bathroo and flat-screen TV, and a bistro located down the hall provides a convenient dining option for visitors. "The demand for orthopedic surgery has increased dramatically in recent years," Angelo Calbone, Saratoga Hospital President and CEO, said. "Our hospital and our community have responded by creating an orthopedic center that com-

bines the highest clinical standards with the personal touch that is the hallmark of Saratoga Hospital." A similar celebration took place this week on McGregor Links Golf Course. See page 38 for details.. And in other Saratoga Hospital news, the medical organization recently announced two new hires: Allison D. Graziadei, MD, Endocrinologist, and Jennifer Lynn Keefer, MD, Internal Medicine Physician. Saratoga Hospital Foundation also recently appointed J. Robert Hayes, Jr., M.D. to its Board of Trustees to serve a three-year term.



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BUSINESS by Yael Goldman Saratoga TODAY Community is the essence of Saratoga Publishing - from the people who work here, to the people who read Saratoga TODAY each week and the local businesses that support us along the way, every story, announcement and glossy cover is printed for the reader. Times are changing and so is our company; we're stepping up our game, expanding our outreach, community and internet presence, and looking for more ways to better serve you. We've made our mark, and now it's time to make a lasting impression. Starting with our special publications, Saratoga Publishing is unveiling a new bi-monthly magazine called Simply Saratoga. We're streamlining our original collection, combining Saratoga Experience, Autumn Lane and Today's Home with added flair. The focus remains local, because that's how we think, but our goal is to produce a new, simplified magazine. Our company is thrilled to introduce the first edition of Simply Saratoga, the Holiday Issue, in mid November, so look forward to more interesting features, community highlights and exceptional quality under our new cover. From this week onward, boring, black and white website pages are a thing of the past. We want to wow you in print and on the web, which is why your favorite community newspaper is now available online exactly as you see it in print. No more scrolling through pages of plain uploaded text: our online publication is, literally, our newspaper. Friday, October 1 is the launch of our new website using state-of-the-art turn page technology - an accessible, easy to read format that allows you, our readers, to view Saratoga TODAY or any of our high-quality magazines on the computer just like you were holding it in your hands. "You get the look and feel of a real newspaper, but on a computer. It's like you're actually holding it, flipping the pages but still online, and it's available instantly," webmaster Cory Russell, of Check It Web Design, said. This new technology puts the entire newspaper and each magazine online. You can flip from page to

page, view every picture, read every story and see every advertisement like it was the real thing, but with a handful of new perks. User-friendly features allow you to read the news your way. If the text is too small, simply use the zoom-in feature to read with ease. We've even made it even easier for you to get in touch with our advertisers. Did an ad catch your attention? Go ahead: click on it and you'll be directed right to the business' website, if they signed up for that feature. It's that easy. "We're taking the old way of reading the newspaper and bringing it into the new generation. People like to physically flip a page; that's what they grow up with," Mike Barker, Check it Web Design owner, said. "It's a new way of reading the paper the old way." Much like our company motto, "change is a good thing," is a work in progress. "This is an evolving product. Plans for the future include, exciting new features like local videos, blogs, roving reporter updates, directories and other user-friendly tools," Company owner, Chad Beatty, said. These innovative features make our publications all the more accessible. We want you to keep in touch with the Saratoga community no matter where you are - anyone who wants the paper can get it instantly. Are you a morning person? Sign up to receive the newspaper via e-mail every Friday, so you can wake up to Saratoga TODAY without ever having to step outside. Soon, you will be able to receive breaking news items right in your personal inbox - ONLY the most important updates, of course. We don't want to flood your mailbox! Skidmore parents can find out what's going on around town and on campus from anywhere in the world. Snowbirds can keep in touch with their family and friends back home. Vacationers can read their favorite stories from their computer or 4g phone. Every megapixel of is designed with you in mind; it's eye-catching, colorful and engaging, so why not check it out today? We guarantee you'll find instant gratification and an enjoyable experience you'll want to repeat each week. Check it out.




Anne’s corner

10th Annual Jumel Place Block Party a HUGE success!

This page is dedicated to you, the families who live, work and play in our great region. It is your opportunity to boast about your kids, announce your engagement or tell people about your accomplishments.

Anne Proulx aproulx@saratoga

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Stewart’s celebrates anniversary of first Stewart’s Shop The 65th anniversary of the opening of the first Stewart’s Shop was celebrated all day on Friday, September 17, at the shop in Ballston Spa at 170 Church Avenue with a barbeque, 65¢ ice cream cones, $1 deli dogs, 5¢ off all grades of gas and a chance to meet Flavor, the Stewart’s Spokescow. By the way, Flavor loves having her picture taken with Stewart’s customers as this picture shows!


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Saturday, September 18th was a gorgeous fall day – blue sky, perfect temperature with a light breeze – and nearly 50 residents, former residents, friends and relatives gathered for a day of food and fun on Jumel Place. This annual event is something that everyone looks forward to – the children are allowed to ride their bikes and scooters in the road, the food that comes out of everyone’s kitchens is always a real treat, and the camaraderie is evident in the number of lawn chairs that are grouped together for gab fests. A good time was had by all – and Mr. Ice Cream Man arrived after suppertime with treats for all the kiddos!

Congrats to Joseph Patrick Bunk! The Troop 46 Boy Scout received his Eagle award during a ceremony on September 19 for his Eagle Service Project.


Tooth fairy club Take a look at this week’s new club members

Brock, age 6

Zoe, age 6

Charlie, age 6

Teddy, age 7

Haley, age 7

Liam, age 7

The tooth fairy club is sponsored by:

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Sub veterans return to Spa City continued from Page 1

“ [Saratoga Springs] has retained its same character, especially the downtown area.” Chris Connor Association President

the area to reunite and reminisce about their days in training and out at sea. The U.S.S. Ethan Allen Association has held reunions every two years in different locations across the country for the past thirty years, and surprisingly Saratoga Springs had not yet been visited. Submariner Ed Gradwell and his wife Colleen live in Saratoga Springs and decided it was time to bring the reunion to their hometown, where many of the submariners had trained in the 1960s. For a number of the submarine veterans, the September 23 and 24 convention at the Saratoga Hilton marked their return to the Spa City after decades of change. “They were just amazed,” Gradwell said. “Forty years ago it was only a two-block city; they were impressed by how it’s really grown up.” Many of the shipmates received their hands-on training at the naval facility in West Milton in the early 1960s, when the U.S.S. Ethan Allen became the first nuclear powered second-generation navy submarine.

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Ed Gradwell and Fred Harding spent time in San Juan during their leave from the Ethan Allen. During their six-month training at the local operating reactors, crew members sought housing in the surrounding towns; they became a part of the community, although only for a short while. While Fred Harding trained inWest Milton in 1966, he rented a small apartment on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, one that he remembers fondly. “It was great coming back to the area, and it was nice to drive around the corner and see how the town has changed even though it still looked the same to me,” Harding said. “I have a lot of memories, even though I was only here for six months.” Chris Connor, the U.S.S. Ethan Allen Association President, received his training in Maryland but came to Saratoga Springs in 1963 to visit a fellow submariner. During his short stay he visited the race track, enjoyed the restaurants and toured the City. “I had quite a bit of familiarity with the city and it pretty much looked the

same to me 40 years later,” Connor said. “It’s retained its same character, especially the downtown area.” Gradwell received his training elsewhere, but came to the area in the 1970s to work at the West Milton Facility; he knew Saratoga Springs was an ideal location for reunion the regardless of the naval tie. According to Connor, the area had a lot to offer the submariners; they enjoyed golf at the Spa State Park course, a cruise on the Minne- Ha-Ha and visited the Military Museum, which was an armory when Harding lived in the area. “Everyone knows about Saratoga Springs, because it’s a great city; we knew everyone would have a great time here” Gradwell said. “There is so much to do; so many restaurants and places to go, and there’s a lot of history here.”

Breaking news in progress: body discovered, pending official identification Saratoga Springs Police were notified at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, September 29, that a hiker found the remains of a female body in deep brush about one-half mile off of Route 50 across from the former All-Star Motors. Saratoga Springs Police and New York State Police Investigators are currently investigating the body found in southern woods of Spa State Park, but had not yet released a name as of 1 pm on Thursday, September 30. Police have not ruled out the possibility that the remains found are Eleanor Adams, a 69-year-old woman who has been missing from her Saratoga Springs apartment since Sunday, September 12. According to Commissioner of Public Safety, Richard Wirth, City Police were still conducting the autopsy as of press time, and could not yet definitively identify the remains as Adams or if foul play was involved. "We don't assume anything in this department, we have to determine what the facts are," Wirth said. "There's an investigation that is in progress, the medical examiner hopefully will say what the cause of death was. Our department wants to find out how the body got to the location where she was found, and we're going to use all our resources to determine that." Wirth was hopeful that the examination would be complete on Thursday.

upcoming town meetings Town of Ballston: Ballston Town Hall 323 Charlton Road 885-8502 10/6: Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 pm Village of Ballston Spa: 66 Front Street 885-5711 Town of Greenfield: 7 Wilton Road 893-7432 10/5: Zoning Board of Appeals, 7:30 pm 10/7: Town Board agenda meeting, 7:30 pm Town of Malta: 2540 Route 9 899-2818 10/4: Town Board official meeting, 7 pm 10/5: Zoning Board meeting, 7 pm Town of Milton: 503 Geyser Road 885-9220 City of Saratoga Springs: 474 Broadway 587-3550 10/5: City Council meeting, 7 pm 10/6: Design Review Commission, 7 pm Town of Saratoga: 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville 695-3644 10/7: Town Board agenda meeting, 7 pm Village of Schuylerville: 35 Spring Street 695-3881 www.villageof 10/4: Board of Trustees workshop, 6:30 pm

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Town of Wilton: 22 Traver Road 587-1939 10/4: Parks and Recreation commission meeting, 7 pm 10/7: Town Board meeting, 7 pm


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Growth in Malta continued from Page 1 GlobalFoundries, a cutting edge computer chip factory under construction at Luther Forest Technology Park, projected to bring in approximately 1,465 new jobs to the area. “This is unprecedented,” said Bill Gomez, general manager of the Hyatt Place Hotel, which opened up beside Route 67 two years ago in anticipation of the new business opportunities GlobalFoundries presents to the region. “It’s one of the largest, if not the largest public/private growth project in the Americas. We’re here because of it, and are very bullish in our outlook.” Along with the Hyatt are new building projects such as Ellsworth Commons, a mixed residential and commercial project which will add 330 condominium units and several retail stores all on the same site off of Route 9. Several other businesses have also opened along or near Route 9, including a new Verizon Wireless store which opened on May 1 of this year, a CVS Pharmacy which relocated to a brand new building this last January, and future projects such as the expansion of the local hardware store Allerdice, set to move in to the old Northway Travel Trailer building in the near future. Also in

development are 851 units of climate controlled storage rooms in a three-story, 105,000 square foot building from Brian Hayes of Affordable Storages, being built along Route 9 by Bonacio Construction. While growth in Malta is undeniable, inevitable even, there are those who err on the side of caution, who believe we shouldn’t toss out the babe with the bathwater. “We’re going to have some growth, but let’s be smart about it,” said Malta Town Supervisor Paul Sausville. “Let’s retain our small town charm and our small town values, where everybody knows each other and everybody’s civil to each other. We don’t want to become a place where people don’t want to live.” Sausville, along with other members on the town board, are champions of smart growth, and not growth simply for growth’s sake. Projects that Sausville likes to call “high benefit, low impact projects,” that provide a clear and present benefit to the community are the main focus, he said, projects which he and other members of the town board believe Malta is ready to manage and support. Councilperson Tara Thomas, a lifelong resident of Malta, has a similar outlook when it comes to

managing smart growth in her home town. “It’s the only home I’ve ever known,” Thomas said, “and there’s a reason why we’re still living in Malta. It’s important to us that we maintain that small town charm and the quality of life that we have grown to know and love. So when we look at projects, we try to assess how they are going to fit in the community and how they are going to provide a benefit for the community.” One of the ways in which Malta is growing while trying to stick to its small town roots can be seen in the buildup of its infrastructure, including a series of roundabouts built along Route 9 and the Round Lake Bypass, designed to handle and relieve an increase in traffic without causing congestion, diverting the brunt of the flow away from Malta’s downtown area. “We’ve made it very clear that we want a walk-able community,” Thomas said. “We want residents to gather in the downtown to dine, to visit the retail and community spaces and things of that nature.” Another project in negotiations is the arrival of a new Hannaford grocery store, along with a Park and Ride bus route for residents to take advantage of. “This seems to be, in my mind, a win-win for everybody,” said Sausville of the Park and Ride bus route. “The town wins if we can have this Park and Ride site at the Hannaford Plaza, and they win because of those folks who will be shopping on both ends of their trip. If they park their car there, there’s a chance that they’ll get that loaf of bread at the grocery store, or their spouse dropping them off is going to do some shopping for the evening meal. And if we can take some commuters off the Northway by getting them on a bus as they travel to work, I think that’s a good thing.” With an ever-watchful eye on the horizon, Sausville and Thomas are just two of many who believe the key to Malta’s success is to smartly grow and adapt to their new environment, all the while never losing sight of what makes the town of Malta attractive to its residents. “[Malta has] changed, but it hasn’t changed. It’s just grown better,” Sausville said. “Kind of like a good wine, I think. Over time, I really believe we’ve grown for the better.”


“There’s a reason why we’re still living in Malta. It’s important to us that we maintain that small town charm and the quality of life that we have grown to know and love.” Tara M. Thomas Malta Town Councilwoman

Mark Bolles • Saratoga Today

New buisnesses such as Verizon Wireless, CVS, Hyatt Place, and Allerdice (expanding into the Northway Travel Trailers building) have come to downtown Malta



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St. John Neumann Residence: Prime Parcel for Right Buyer continued from Page 1 year old building remains on the market. The 34,000 square-foot facility that is on the grounds of St. Clements Church and School has been the subject of many inquiries, with one offer currently under consideration. The Redemptorists are a worldwide Roman Catholic missionary organization which traces its roots back to Italy in 1732. They opened the Neumann Residence in 1916, and have been the owners and benefactors for that building as well as the adjacent St. Clements Church and School. According to Bill O’Connor, listing broker for Parish Property Management, Inc., the firm that handles Redemptorist property, the economy was certainly a dynamic behind the Residence not being sold as of yet, but there are more important factors controlling this sale. “While the Redemptorist’s want to eventually move the property, their primary concern is the ultimate use of the building; what is paramount is their ongoing commitment to the neighboring church and school, as well as the character of the entire neighborhood and the impact of what this building eventually does become. They want to make a good deal for the community, and will wait until everything is right.” “The Redemptorist’s have several spectacular holdings including some historical landmarks, this is the only one that is vacant and for

“The most important aspect remains the Redemptorist’s commitment to the community.” Bill O’Connor Parish Property Management, Inc.

sale,” he said, noting their ability to wait for the right buyer. A local architect (Saratoga Associates) was retained to develop a subdivision plan for the eventual buyer. The parcel to be sold is a 9-acre portion of the 25-acre St. Clements complex. The listed price is $2,250,000 for the combined building and land. A link to the entire property listing is available on Parish Property Management’s website: The Residence, which was previously utilized as a retirement/nursing home for Redemptorist priests has the capacity for a 40-bed health care facility which over time became underutilized as the population aged and the upkeep of the building became prohibitive for the small number of residents. In addition, the building has an ornate chapel in addition to a large dining hall and commercial kitchen. At one juncture, the building was offered to St. Clements itself as it contemplated expanding its classroom facilities. But that sce-

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St. John Neumann Residence’s ornate Chapel.

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Aerial photo of St. Clements Church and School Campus. nario was put aside when it was determined that retrofitting the building for that purpose would be cost-prohibitive. Yet the building would appear to be ideal for any number of senior housing developers, according to Mr. O’Connor, and in fact the majority of the inquiries they have received have come from this market segment. However, this is where the economic downturn became a con-

tributing factor as well. “Many governments have cut back on their assistance to not-for-profit and charitable foundations that were interested; and when combined with the difficulties in the banking industry that have made credit tight for many private developers, it’s been a perfect storm that has kept the building vacant to date.” he said. Mr. O’Connor felt that the building would not be vacant for very

much longer as the economy brightened on the National front and more importantly the development of GlobalFoundaries and related industries in Malta continued. “What it ultimately will take is a developer with imagination, be it for a senior living situation, a private school or other mixed use. The most important aspect remains the Redemptorist’s commitment to the community.”


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16 Words to know: entr’acte: n, the interval between two acts of a theatrical performance.



“Good manners will open doors that the best education can’t”


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ACROSS 1 Parts counterparts 11 Vital team members 15 Lemon source 16 Actor who turned down the role of Dr. Shepherd on “Grey’s Anatomy” 17 One lacking bias 18 Spotlit opera event 19 Joint with a cap 20 Stumper’s concern 21 Summer goals for some 22 Old El Dorado feature 23 Unspoken part of the Godfather’s “offers”? 25 “One sec ...” 29 Neil Young song about Kent State 31 Mister 32 Le Pew’s pursuit 33 High fashion label 34 Super vision? 35 Endows, as with power 36 Kleptomaniac film monkey 37 14th-century Florentine exile 39 Hydrocarbon ending 40 Fourth in a series 42 “Hedda Gabler” playwright 43 Undertaking 44 Closing 45 Common chuckwalla habitat 46 They may be shod 48 The boss usually doesn’t want to hear them 49 Bald eagle cousin 50 Curly hair, say 53 Quarter of a yard 57 Quotation abbr. 58 Holiday bloom 60 Kick back 61 Minor considerations? 62 Extremely, in Amiens 63 Poky activity happens at it DOWN 1 Lie low 2 Simile center

Top Video Rentals 1. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2. Killers 3. Letters to Juliet 4. Date Night 5. Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Raising Hector


Clarence Thomas

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3 Only native Englishman ever named Doctor of the Church by a pope 4 Comic strip dog 5 1986 GE takeover 6 Comics character who said “Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don’t help” 7 “Entertaining Mr. Sloane” dramatist 8 Fine cut 9 Zipped 10 Olympics no-no 11 Send 12 Conscience 13 Ann Landers or Abigail Van Buren 14 Legendary swimmer 22 On the block 24 Rock crew 25 Show compassion

Broom Hilda 6. 7. 8. 9.

The Back-Up Plan The Experiment Diary of a Wimpy Kid Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming 10. Repo Men

Animal Crackers

26 Challenging area at Augusta National, as it’s facetiously called 27 In direct confrontation 28 __ feeling 29 Shuttle path 30 Arrest, with “in” 33 Links numbers 38 Tchr.’s notation 41 Some Cassatt works 45 “No kidding!” 47 Lets off steam 48 Capone associate 51 Shower 52 Hollywood canine 53 Pen repast 54 Cóctel fruit 55 Novelist Waugh 56 Place to find IBM 59 Scale tones

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Wednesday, October 6th

SHOWCASE2010 Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway • 4:30 to 7 pm

Special supplement to Saratoga Today


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Welcome W

Jeff Shinaman Chamber Vice President for Membership & Marketing

elcome to the B u s i n e s s Showcase, October 6, 2010 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. Our members are excited to have you walk through this annual showcase and view their displays and exhibits. 150 businesses will be there bringing you up to date on the latest offerings in products and services from financial services and medical imaging to new cars and golf instruction. Scattered among the exhibits will be over twenty food and beverage providers offering finger foods, desserts, specialty food samples and sips of local beverages. Two cash bars by The Saratoga Hilton will also be open during the show. We will be giving away door prizes every hour so don’t forget to enter the prize drawings by filling out a form or by dropping your business card in the entry basket. If that's not enough, here's 100 more reasons to attend. (Products and services being displayed) Ad Specialties Garments, Audio and Video Electronics, Back Lit Photographic Light Boxes, Banking Products and Services, Bed & Breakfast & Accommodations, Breast Cancer Education & Women's Health, building projects, Business Graduate Programs, Cable, phone, internet, Cancer Services, Medical Imaging, Regional Therapy, Chauffeured Transportation, Childcare / Preschool / Daycare, Coffee, Color Me Purple Awareness Campaign, Commercial Kitchen Cleaning Service, Computer & Network Services, Copiers, Printers, Supplies, Counseling Services, EAP Services, Degree Programs & Corporate Training, Dental Services, Double H Ranch, Dry Cleaning, Pick-up &

Delivery, Economic Development Services, Employee Benefit Insurance Services, Energy Program for Chamber Members, Fashion Jewelry, Handbags and Hair Accessories, Fencing, Financial Planning, Services and Insurance, Fire & Water CleanUp & Restoration, Flexible Spending Accounts, Food , Food Service & Cooking Equipment & Small Wares, Beverage, Gift Baskets, Health and Wellness, Skin Care, Fitness, Health Care Flex Spending Plans, Health Insurance Plans, Homemade Fudge, Apple Cider Donuts, hot fudge sauce, Hotel & Meeting Rooms, Hotel and Conference Center, Photo Services, Human Resources Consulting, Information on Clean Outdoor Air, Insulation and Energy Audits, Risk Management Services, Investments & Financial Security Prod., Janitorial Services, Carpet Cleaning, Jewelry, Legal Services, Lighting/Electrical, Magazines, subscription offers, ad info, Mailing Services, Media, Membership Information, Milk, Mobile Shredding, Modular Homes, newspaper, Office Furniture, Pasta w/featured Pasta Sauces, Personal & career transitions for relocating, Photography & Events, Photography Services, Printing & Mailing services, Book Publications, 4 C Posters, Professional Hockey, Promotional Apparel & Products, Property Mgmt, HOA Mgmt, Rentals, radio, Real Estate, Real Estate Title and Search Products, Rental Mats & Janitorial Services, Restaurant Point of Sale Systems, Restaurant technology, copiers, Retirement Living & Assisted Living Comm., Safety & Security Guard Services, Spa, Signs, Banners, Apartment

Homes, Toner, Transportation, Voice over IP, Video & Data Communications, Water, Fire, Mold, Smoke Damage Services, Web Design, Web Development, Website / Internet / Social Media, Wireless Service, Wood products… We invite you to support your local businesses and entrepreneurs and receive the information you need to buy locally. This annual showcase also provides a great opportunity to meet local business people in person and do some networking. We are fortunate to these Sponsors this year: Major Sponsors Adirondack Trust Company, Black Diamond Caterers, Brigar X-press Solutions, Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan ( C D P H P ) , C h e c k i t We b D e s i g n . c o m . , Excelsior College, First New York Federal Credit Union, Hudson River Community Credit Union,, Saratoga Imaging/Saratoga Vein Centers, SEFCU, SPA.NET and The Wesley Community Media Sponsors Anastos Media Group / STAR101.3, Coffee News of the Capital Region, Our Towne Saratoga, Saratoga Business Journal, Saratoga Publishing, Saratogian, Spotlight Newspapers and Wilton Report and Geyser/Milton Report Thank you all! Finally, many thanks to our members participating in this year’s show. Our exhibitors always make this event fun and worthwhile. Enjoy Business Showcase 2010. We look forward to seeing you! Jeff Shinaman VP Membership & Marketing Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce

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SHOWCASE 2010 What is the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce? The Chamber is a membership organization made up of businesses, organizations and professionals that, as a group, take on issues such as economic development, tourism, health insurance, community development and various other business concerns. The Chamber works daily to assure the achievement of our County’s potential. The mission of the Chamber is and has been for over 90 years to initiate and provide programs and services, which will enhance members’ ability to successfully conduct their business and to enhance and promote a healthy climate, making Saratoga County an ideal place to work, live and visit.

The 2700 members of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce are offered many networking opportunities and various promotional activities like this Business Showcase. Group discounts on health and dental insurance, electricity, human resource consulting, website development and links and many other benefits are available to lower the cost of doing business. Small business assistance and other educational programs and seminars provide vital information to assist in a member’s success. The Saratoga County Chamber is the largest Chamber in the Capital District and the one of the largest in New York State. It has consistently earned the Accreditation Seal of the United States Chamber of Commerce. A US Chamber repre-

sentative said the following regarding this chamber: “The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce is among the most effective chambers in the United States in terms of identifying and responding to member needs and in terms of providing economic and community leadership.” The Chamber is a non-profit organization governed by a representative group of members serving as the Board of Directors. The Chamber employs a full-time professional staff with over 100 years combined experience to implement its plans and goals. Please go to for more information.


SHOWCASE 2010 Wednesday, October 6th Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway 4:30 to 7 pm (vendors only show 3 to 4:30 pm) Presented By: Members of The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce

YOU’RE INVITED!!! Open to the Public. $5 public admission. No registration. The show is fun for everyone interested in learning more about local products and services and the people who offer them in and around Saratoga County. 160 Exhibitors, Food & Beverage Samples, $2 Cash Bars

Over 50 door prizes including a Grand Prize Giveaway at 6:45pm

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Many thanks

to our members and the communities we serve. All of the members of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce are grateful for the support they receive from local businesses for the Business Showcase. The success of this annual show is attributed to the exhibitors and the very important support of our sponsors. We appreciate the assistance of Saratoga Publishing who helped us develop and distribute this newspaper insert. We thank the show’s other guest sponsor, The Saratoga Hilton for providing the cash bars. We also thank all the exhibitors that donated door prizes. The invaluable support of these local businesses helps make the Business Showcase more affordable to exhibitors and allows everyone to enjoy the event.

Sponsors Adirondack Trust Company Black Diamond Caterers Brigar X-press Solutions Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP) Excelsior College First New York Federal Credit Union Hudson River Community Credit Union Saratoga Imaging/Saratoga Vein Centers SEFCU SPA.NET The Wesley Community

Media Sponsors Anastos Media Group/STAR101.3 Coffee News of the Capital Region Our Towne Saratoga Saratoga Business Journal Saratoga Publishing Saratogian Spotlight Newspapers Wilton Report and Geyser/Milton Report

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SHOWCASE 2009 2010 Vendor List • Stock Studios Photography A0 • Time Warner Cable Business Class A1 • Saratoga Hilton A10 • Sausations Gift Baskets A11 • Sausations Gift Baskets A12 • Springwater Bed & Breakfast A2 • Spotlight Newspapers A3 • Northwestern Mutual The Tronco Financial A4 • Glen at Hiland Meadows A5 • Cool Insuring Agency, Inc. A6 • H.R. Schultz Real Estate Development A7 • Ellms Family Farm A8 • Cash Bar A9 • Grey Gelding Bistro & Bar B0 • Checkit Web B1 • Standard Insulating Company B10 • Celtic Tours World Vacations B11 • 1st National Bank of Scotia B12 • Saratoga Economic Development Corporation B2 • P.S.T.I. Security Guard Services B3 • Adirondack Phantoms B4 • T-Shirt Graphics B5 • Unlimited Potential B6 • drb Business Interiors B7 • Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce B8 • State Farm Insurance, Dan Wagner Agancy B9 • Cash Bar (back of wedge) • Wesley Community C0 • Wesley Community C1 • Cudney's Launderers & Dry Cleaners C10 • Univ. at Albany School of Bus. Graduate Programs C11 • Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau C12 • Southern Adirondack Tobacco-Free Coalition C2 • Interactive Media Consulting, LLC C3 • AAA Northway C4 • AJ Sign Company C5 • Upstate Transit of Saratoga, LLC C6 • Hyatt Place Saratoga/Malta C7 • Cornell Cooperative Extension - Saratoga County C8 • Cornell Cooperative

Extension - Saratoga County C9 • Hudson River Community Credit Union D0 • Hudson River Community Credit Union D1 • Hillcrest Foods, Inc. D10 • Seeley Office Systems D11 • Maxwell Management D12 • AFSCO Fence D2 • Alcove D3 • Tech Valley Connect D4 • SUNY Adirondack D5 • Team Howard D6 • Scherff Insurance Agency D7 • Family & Children's Service of Capital Region D8 • Premiere Transportation Group D9 • E0 • E1 • Saratoga Gift Basket Company E10 • Usherwood Office Technology E11 • Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services E12 • Promotions Plus, Inc. E2 • Triple B Cleaning, Inc. E3 • HSBC E4 • Preferred Group E5 • Sage Colleges E6 • Randall Perry PhotographyE7 • Arbonne International E8 • Northeast Toner Inc. E9 • Adirondack Trust Company F0 • Adirondack Trust Company F1 • Quick Response Restoration F10 • Stewart Title Insurance Company F11 • Saratoga Statement F12 • Perkins and Perkins Attorneys At Law F2 • Racing City Realty F3 • Saratoga Living Magazine F4 • Wheatfields Restaurant & Bar F5 • Skidmore Apartments F6 • Marshall & Sterling Insurance F7

• Ballston Spa National Bank F8 • Adirondack Mobile Shredding F9 • Saratoga Imaging/ Saratoga Vein Centers G0 • Saratoga Imaging/ Saratoga Vein Centers G1 • To Life! G10 • Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs G11 • deJonghe Original Jewelry G12 • Wolberg Lighting Design & Electrical Supply G2 • Courtyard by Marriott Saratoga Springs G3 • BEST Cleaners G4 • Saratoga's Community F.C.U. G5 • Mailings Made Easy, Inc. G6 • Northeast Information Systems G7 • Bookmakers Restaurant at The Holiday Inn G8 • Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs G9 • SPA.NET H0 • SPA.NET H1 • Servpro of Southern Saratoga County H10 • First Investors Corporation H11 • Bill O'Donnell's Wilton Report - Geyser/Milton Rep H12 • Queensbury Hotel H2 • Saratoga Restaurant Equipment Sales H3 • Web Instinct H4 • North Country Janitorial, Inc. H5 • Double H Ranch H6 • Global House USA Inc. H7 • Sanctuary Spa of Saratoga Springs H8 • Saratoga Modular Homes H9 • Excelsior College I0 • Excelsior College I1 • Verizon Wireless I10 • Puro Clean Certified I11 • Longfellows Hotel & Restaurant I12 • Black Diamond Caterers I2 • Black Diamond Caterers I3

• Saratoga Business Journal I4 • Adirondack Audio and Video I5 • Hamel Resources, L.L.C. I6 • Tech II Business Services Inc. I7 • Beverly's I8 • United Building Maintenance Inc.I9 • First New York Federal Credit Union J0 • First New York Federal Credit Union J1 • V & H Construction Inc.J10 • Quality Retail Systems J11 • Prestige Services Inc. J12 • Capital Interior Scapes LLC J13 loading dock • Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, Inc. J3 • Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, Inc. J4 • SEFCU J5 • SEFCU J6 • Brigar Xpress Solutions J7 • Brigar Xpress Solutions J8 • Brigar Xpress Solutions J8a • DLG Weath Management J9 • Marshall & Sterling Upstate Inc.K1 • Chiantii Ristorante K10

• Key Bank K11 • Corporate Benefit Planning LC, K12 • Image Photo & Events K2 • Fifty South K3 • MVP Health Care K4 • MVP Health Care K5 • King Brothers Dairy K6 • Beebie Printing & Art Agency Inc. K7 • Saratoga Hospital K8 • Saratoga Hospital K9 • Children's Academy of Malta L0 • Saratoga Publishing L1 • Coffee News of the Capital Region L2 • EnergyNext, Inc. L3 • Saratogian L4 • Anastos Media Group/ STAR 101.3 L5 • Our Towne Saratoga L6 • American Red Cross - lobby • Adirondack School W1 • Blue Shield of Northeastern New York W2 • Chauvin Family Dentistry W3 • Fine Affairs W4 • Family Vision Care Center W5

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classified M A R K E T P L A C E

Call (518) 581-2480 x 204 MERCHANDISE Stairlifts- Starting at $1995, Installed with warranty! We also install Wheelchair Lifts, Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Ramps, Van Lifts, RV Lifts & Chairlifts. 888-558-5438 for more info! CHERRY BEDROOM SET. Solid Wood, never used, brand new in factory boxes. English Dovetail. Original cost $4500. Sell for $749. Can deliver. 347-534-1657 For Sale: Full size Head & Foot Board, solid mahogany, mint cond. $250.00 Call 584-5131 HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED OR SETTLED? Contact Woodford Brothers Inc, for straightening, leveling, foundation and wood frame repairs at 1-800-OLD-BARN. "Not applicable in Queens county"

MERCHANDISE Husqvarna 5HP Snow King snowblower, 7 years old, 24” auger, electric start, runs great, well maintained. $350 Call Don at 584-1724. Signed lithograph John Corbin, framed, mint 28 x 52, $240 5 drawer mens dresser, mint $240 383-3617

GARAGE SALES 239 Medowlark Drive (Milton Oaks) Oct. 1 & 2 10 to 3 pm Moving Sale Everything Must Go!! Sat 10/2, 10 am - 1pm Step 2 Club House, Kettcar Rabbit Hutch, DBL Stroller, Pack & Play, clothes, books & more! 66 Waterview Drive, off Crescent







Come and visit with some of the Capital District's Leading Employers at

SARATOGA'S JOB FAIR TUESDAY, OCT. 5TH FROM 10AM-4PM Adecco Aflac NY Army National Guard Avon Capital District Physicians Health Plan Combined Insurance Conifer Park Ellis Medicine First Investors Corp. Heber Associates Nfrastructure Primerica Saratoga Bridges

Saratoga Hospital Saratoga Gaming & Raceway Seton Health Systems The Home Depot Time Warner Cable Times Union Visiting Nurse Service of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties Wal-Mart Westaff


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knowyourresources Albany County

Franklin County

Capital Region

North Country

Career Central 175 Central Avenue Albany, New York 12206 Contact: Doug Lansing Phone: 462-7600 X162 Fax: 447-5967 Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5p.m.

Malone One Work Source Center 158 Finney Boulevard & Woodward Street Malone, New York 12953 Contact: Mary Beth McKee Phone: 481-5755, x 3033 or Toll Free: 1-877-410-5751 Fax: 483-0740 Hours: M: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., T-W-Th: 8a.m. - 4p.m., F: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Summer), 8 a.m. - 5p.m. (end of summer)

Full Service

Columbia County Columbia-Greene Counties

Sabina’s - Wait Staff Needed Please apply in person, daily, between 3-5 pm. Union Ave., across from the track entrance

Front Desk & Daycare Help Needed. Call Global Fitness 584-5004 TRUCK DRIVERS WANTED! More Hometime! Top Pay! EXCELLENT BENEFITS! NEWER EQUIPMENT! Up to $.48/mile company drivers! HEARTLAND EXPRESS 1-800-441-4953 AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Job Placement Assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)296-7093 Driver Training CDLA: Tractor Trailer Learn to Earn $35- $45,000 per NTTS grad employers, D.O.L.,A.T.A., National Tractor Trailer School, Liverpool, NY


Full Service

Columbia/Greene Com. College, 4400 Route 23 Hudson, New York 12534 Contact: Mary Alane Wiltse Phone: 828-4181, ext. 3109 Fax: 822-2007 Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Essex County North Country

Full Service

Elizabethtown One Work Source Center, 103 Hand Ave, Ste 1 P.O. Box 607 Elizabethtown, New York 12932 Contact: Ellen Gordon Phone: 873-2341 or Toll Free: 1-800-675-2668 Fax: 873-2392 Hours: M-Th: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., F: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Full Service

Fulton County Fulton-MontgomerySchoharie

Full Service

Gloversville Workforce Solutions 199 South Main Street Gloversville, New York 12078 Contact: Robert Hoefs Phone: 842-2240, ext. 3037 Fax: 773-8202 Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5p.m.

Montgomery County Fulton-MontgomerySchoharie

Full Service

Amsterdam Workforce Solutions 2620 Riverfront Center Amsterdam, New York 12010 Contact: Robert Hoefs Phone: 842-2240 Fax: 842-3802 Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Rennselaer County Capital Region

Full Service

Ned Pattison Office Building 1600 7th Avenue Troy, New York 12180 Contact: Mary Ann Gronau Phone: 270-2860 Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saratoga County Saratoga-WarrenWashington Counties

Full Service

Saratoga County Employment & Training

152 West High Street Ballston Spa, New York 12020 Contact: Tony Scavone Phone: 884-4170 Fax: 884-4262 Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Schenectady County Capital Region

Full Service

Schenectady Job Training 433 State Street Center City Schenectady, New York 12305 Contact: Fran Ricci Phone: 344-2735 Fax: 344-2820 Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Schoharie County Fulton-MontgomerySchoharie

Full Service

Cobleskill Workforce Solutions 795 East Main Street Suite 4 Cobleskill, New York 12043 Contact: Robert Hoefs Phone: 234-4254 Fax: 234-4256 Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Warren County Saratoga-WarrenWashington Counties

Full Service Warren County Employment & Training Northway Plaza Queensbury, New York 12804 Contact: Bill Resse Phone: 743-0950 Fax: 743-0828 Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Washington County Saratoga-WarrenWashington Counties

Full Service One-Stop of Washington County 383 Broadway Fort Edward, New York 12828 Contact: Polly Monahan Phone: 518-746-2391 Fax: 518-746-2392 Website: Hours: M-F: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

The Department of Labor Division of Employment Services offices provide convenient “one-stop shopping” for employment-related needs. They offer many DOL programs in a single location – including career-related assistance and services for employers. Some offices are located in One-Stop Career Centers, where the Department of Labor works in tandem with county and local workforce agencies.

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Job Search 101 Penny Loretto

With a 9.6 percent unemployment rate for August, job searching remains high on the list of priorities for many Americans. After the past two years of a serious economic downturn, many individuals are becoming extremely discouraged and frustrated, as it appears that the job market doesn’t seem to be improving as quickly as we’d like and finding a job still remains difficult for many individuals who are still unemployed. It’s important to realize that there really are jobs available and that taking a pro-active approach to the job search can mean the difference between getting a job or remaining unemployed. Keeping a positive attitude after a series of rejections may seem impossible for most of us to do; but changing one’s perspective in the job search can mean a world of difference in how we approach the job market. A new approach may be all it takes to alter results in the job search and, if nothing else, it will feel better knowing that you’re taking action rather than giving up on your efforts.

Creating a New Approach to the Job Search: Be flexible. Although you may have a definite idea of what you want to do, remaining flexible in the job search may uncover career options that have not been previously considered. Connect with friends, family, old and new acquaintances, previous employers, and college alumni. (Networking is considered to be the #1 strategy in a successful job search.) Maintaining and increasing your personal and professional network may help uncover unadvertised job opportunities that are out there. Use Social Networking sites to increase personal and professional connections. Taking advantage of social networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter can increase your sphere of contacts and let others know you’re looking. Joining social networking groups will provide topics and access to a wide range of individuals in your field of interest. Visit company websites. Make a list of companies you’d consider working for and visit their website for information on available positions that are posted online.

Check out the local Chamber of Commerce and classified sections of the local newspaper to uncover recent job postings. Reviewing members listed on the local Chamber of Commerce website and employers who have posted positions in the local newspaper will give you a better idea of what’s available in the local job market. Visit online job sites and post your resume for employers to see. Periodically checking job sites (Monster, CareerBuilder,, SimplyHired, etc.) can help uncover positions that employers have posted online. Although jobs can often be found on these sites, don’t make the mistake of using this as your only job search strategy. Penny Loretto has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources and career counseling and is currently a career counselor at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Penny also offers career counseling to adults through her private career counseling prac-

tice, Career Choice. She has a master’s degree in education with a concentration in counseling and her credentials include Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Master Career Counselor, and Distance Credentialed Counselor.

Anyone seeking assistance with career development or looking to make a complete career transition can contact Penny at (518) 798-6057 or via email at, website






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HALFMOON $474,900 77 TABOR ROAD Custom 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on 4.5 private acres less than 2 miles from N'way exit 10. The ultimate home for living and entertaining, spacious rooms with easy flow, sprawling decks lined with perennials, in-door hot tub room, in-ground heated pool, sand volleyball court, extra 2 car/truck garage with 10' doors and workshop. Amazingly maintained and incredibly welcoming. Loads of living space on every floor, don't miss this beauty. N'way exit 10 east on Ushers Rd, cross Rt. 9, bear right on Tabor, 1/2 mile on left. Contact: Beth Hanley, Cell: 518-461-6515 - Lynn Kingsbury, 518-391-5309 Hosted by: Lynn Kingsbury Licensed Salesperson 518-391-5309

Well maintained ranch in friendly neighborhood setting and close to park. Fresh paint, berber carpet and hardwood floors. Sunny kitchen with recessed lights and room for hutch. Vaullted ceiling in living room with paddle fan and new blinds on high windows. French door opens to adorable patio with new fiberglass fencing. Large back yard with treed backdrop and shed. Priced to sell! Wendy Gilligan (518) 860-3109

MILTON $167,000 81 DEER RUN DR

Kitchen is 1 yr. old, remodeled with gorgeous granite, new appliances, and new cabinetry. Laminate flooring on 1st level makes for easy maintenance of this 2 bdr, 2.1 bath townhome. Deck, privacy fence, and wooded area allow private enjoyment of the backyard. New hot water heater and newer roof (7 yrs. old). Gas stove in living room is a negotiable item. Close to conveniences and 10 min. from downtown Saratoga. This is a must see. Jennifer Johnson (518) 588-1392

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 10/3, 2-4 PM $549,000 GREENFIELD 9 HI TREK DR Quiet, secluded custom home located at the foothills of the Adirondacks, only 12 minutes from downtown Saratoga. This home offers minimal outside maintenance and truly green construction built with ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) which offers substantial savings on energy costs (40-70% less!) Savor unique accents: floor to ceiling stone wall, local hardwoods and granite countertops. With over 4000 sq ft of living space there is room for the whole family or for a home business. Open house hosted by Sherry Sherlock Contact Janet Besheer (518) 265-9575

REAL ESTATE HOLIDAY VILLAGE Ormond/Daytona Florida, 4mi. to beach. Doublewide manufactured home.† 2Bdrs/2 baths, den,† DR/LR, screened room,† 40+ Clubhouse/pool. $24,999 386-677-8136 NEWBURGH, NY REAL PROPERTY TAX FORECLOSURE AUCTION. 27 Properties October 14 @ 11am. Homewood Suites StewartNewburgh. 800-243-0061 AAR, Inc. & HAR, Inc.

REAL ESTATE for rent WILTON McGregor Village Apts. First months rent FREE 2 bdrm, 1 bath $750. Cats only. (A/C avail) 518-886-8013 All 1st flr. units includes features for persons w/disabilities required by the Fair Housing Act.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Tofu Stir-Fried with Eggplant

Ingredients (for 4)

Suzanne Voigt Farmer’s Market

I just love Indian Summers, as summer crops continue to produce, giving us a longer opportunity to experience favorite dishes using local ingredients. You may have closed up your personal garden, but at the Farmers’ Market, freshly picked summer beans, eggplant, corn, tomatoes, squash and herbs are still being sold. We are living on borrowed time, (until the first frost comes) so it’s now or wait until next year to get out your wok and create a yummy fresh vegetable stir-fry meal. Stir-Fry is so simple and so delicious. My vegetarian son, who never turned on a stove prior to leaving home, is devoted to his new wok and cooks some really good dishes with it. As he says, “nothing is as quick or as easy as stir-fry. Use fresh vegetables, spices, garlic and add some nutritious tofu to give it protein and voila – you have good health in a matter of minutes”! Eating healthy has never tasted so good!

• 2 tablespoons peanut oil • 10 ounces firm tofu, cut into 1-inch cubes • 2 cloves garlic, sliced on the diagonal • 3 small dried red chiles or 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes • 1 red (or green) bell pepper, cored, seeded and sliced • 4 Japanese eggplants, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick slices • 1 small onion, sliced in long tendrils • Optional: green beans cut in 1 inch lengths and/or corn • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

Heat 1 tablespoon of peanut oil in a large pan or wok until hot, but not smoking. Lower heat to mediumhigh. Sauté tofu, stirring gently, about 5 minutes, until brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Remove using a spoon with holes (or a Chinese strainer) and set aside. Reduce heat to low and swirl in remaining tablespoon oil. Stir in garlic and chiles. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Raise heat to medium and stir in eggplant and pepper (and any other optional vegetables you desire). Stir-fry until soft, about 10 minutes. Add tofu to pan with sesame oil and stir just to reheat tofu. Serve immediately.


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decorating ELEGANT INTERIORS Custom painting and wallpapering. Residential/ light commercial. Faux finishes. Custom Molding. Free estimates fully insured/ ref. Evenings & weekend schedules avail. When attention to detail matters. Greg Perreault (518)366-5743

small engine repair Adirondack Equipment Repair Snowblowers, Chain Saws, Lawn Equipment. Pick up & Delivery 581-3809 87 Old Schuylerville Rd, Saratoga Springs, 12866


Putnam Market Fall Cooking Classes



Putnam Market’s fall cooking classes are on Monday or Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 8 pm. There is a maximum of 6 participants in each class. You don't have to be a good cook, but you do have to love food, and be willing to taste a lot. The classes are hands-on. You'll be using the equipment, stove, oven (and dishwasher) on premise in the Putnam Market kitchen. Comfortable shoes are recommended and aprons will be provided. • Monday, October 4 Iron Chef: Salmon Not a competition. Smoked, cured or poached - preparing salmon a variety of ways. • Tuesday, October 5 Iron Chef: Chicken A crash course in chicken: cutting it up and using it in soup, starters and main courses. • Monday, November 1 Five Easy Pieces Great meals using 5 or fewer ingredients. • Tuesday, November 2 Cooking for One (or 2) Scale down recipes without sacrificing flavor. • Monday, November 8 Iron Chef: Cheese Make fresh ricotta, quiche, desserts and more. • Tuesday, November 9 Iron Chef: Chocolate Work cocoa and chocolate into a range of recipes from soup through, yes, dessert. Each class costs $75 per participant. Call to reserve your spot at (518) 587-FOOD




Friday, October 1, 2010

Witt Construction and Double H Ranch to join forces on “Showcase Block Party & House Crawl”

This is a great opportunity to tour seven custom built homes in the beautiful Saratoga Farms Neighborhood, designed and built by the Witt Construction team (including John Witt’s own home!) this Saturday, October 2 from 5 to 9 pm. In addition, there will be a Showcase Block Party sponsored by Northeast Acura and Saratoga Honda being held at 10 Saratoga Farm Rd., Malta, NY under a tent donated by Rain or Shine Event Co. The event will feature food donated by U.S. Foodservice and prepared by Chianti, Prime and Pies on Wheels by Chef David Britton with a cash bar by Hall of Springs Catering. Tickets are $30 in advance at nts.html or $35 at the door. All the proceeds from this event will

go to the Double H Ranch. Directions to the festivities can be found on the website as well. There will be live music and raffles for some great prizes including a flat screen TV, microwave, $500 gift certificates, wine & cheese party and more! The Double H Ranch Partners group was formed as an extension of the Double H Ranch, a camp in Lake Luzerne, New York that provides specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. Their mission is to raise awareness and increase funding for the Ranch’s programs through memberships and local events. For more information, please visit or contact Robin DeMattos at


Faculty Exhibition to Open October 7 in Skidmore’s Schick Art Gallery The Schick Art Gallery of Skidmore College presents the annual Studio Art Faculty Exhibition on Thursday, October 7, with an opening reception from 5:30 to 7 pm. A gallery talk with the artists will take place at 4 pm Tuesday, October 12 and the exhibition will remain on view through December 5. The practice at the Schick Art Gallery in recent years has been to exhibit work by a small group of artists selected from among the more than 20 studio faculty in the department, and this year five artists are showing new works: • John Galt’s recent cast iron and bronze sculptures • Digital prints and video stills by Patrick Kelley • Fiber artist/sculptor Sangwook Lee • Doretta Miller showcases recent oil paintings • Infused oil paintings on panels

Image Provided Untitled (panorama 9-2-2010 out, pigment ink print, 36” x 36”), by Patrick Kelley

w i t h other mixed media such as scorched paper, dry pigment, wax and varnish by Iona Park. The exhibition, reception and talk are free and open to the public. The Schick gallery is located on the

Skidmore campus on the 2nd floor of the Saisselin Art Building. Gallery hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and 1 to 4:30 pm on weekends. Admission is free. Please visit the gallery web site at

Saratoga Chamber Players Ensemble To Begin its 24th Season The Saratoga Chamber Players will open its 24th season on Friday, October 8 at 8 pm with a celebration of flute, strings and piano. Jill Levy, Artistic Director and violin, will bring back Margaret Kampmeier on piano, Eliot Bailen, cello, and Susan Rotholz, flute, to perform at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 5th Avenue and Henning Road. In addition to a salute to Robert Schumann’s 200th anniversary with a performance of his Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 110, the concert will include Liebermann’s Sonata for Flute and Piano, MartinÛ’s Sonata for Flute, Violin and Piano, and Villa-Lobos’Assobio a jató (“The Jet Whistle”). Tickets remain at $18 for adults; $15 for seniors; $12 for students; and free for any child accompanied by an adult. There will also be a Meet-the-Musician dessert reception following the concert. To reserve tickets and view complete biographies of the musicians, visit or telephone (518) 584-1427.

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L to R: Eliot Bailen, Susan Rotholz, Jill Levy (Artistic Director), Margaret Kampmeier




Friday, October 1, 2010

Photo Exhibit Explores CONFLICT at Arts Center Gallery

as it inhabits the landscape today. Her images investigate the remnants of war by examining the architecture, disfigured infrastructures and nature’s impact on the original landscape. Kevin Gray’s body of work is titled ‘Cenotaph/Ghosts Of’ and captures the national history and memory within the 1,300 monuments on the batImage Provided tlefields of Gettysburg, Kevin Gray: ‘Cenotaph/Ghosts Of’ Pennsylvania. The sculptural images in ‘Cenotaph’ question The Arts Center Gallery at 320 the ability of a memorial to retain its Broadway in Saratoga Springs, will origins over time. The sculptural feature the photographic work of images of ‘Cenotaph’ erase these Kevin Gray and Sondra Peron from October 2 through November 13. monuments: ‘Ghosts Of’ brings This is a sophisticated and com- them back. Through Gray’s alternapelling exhibition titled “Remanere” tive photographic processes, his - a collection where our remem- work examines the conflict between brance of conflict is tested, leaving a nostalgic and progressive model of the viewer to question and observe understanding our history. change while continuing to live with our past, never forgetting the scenes of hardship. Saratoga Arts invites the public to meet the artists and celebrate their work at an opening reception on Saturday, October 2, from 6 to 8 pm. Also, on Thursday, October 28, there will be an artist discussion at 7 pm in The Arts Center Gallery. Sondra Peron’s portion of the exhibit is titled ‘Atrocity Landscapes’ and explores the collective historical memory of conflict

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Sondra Peron: ‘Bombardment’

Hattie’s to lend a Helping Hand Tuesday, October 5

BigShowofMusic’s FutureStarsatSkidmore utter conviction; he’s as authentically gritty as he is ingratiatingly sexy. Reed incorporates the feel of classic R&B and soul…admirers have likened Reed to such luminaries as Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett. But he’s not merely trying to recreate a sound; Reed is channeling his influences and inspirations into making something all his own.” vided Photo Pro -Arthur Gonick Janelle Monáe/ Skidmore’s Eli “Paperboy” Reed Student Entertainment Company has Friday, October 1, 8-11 pm scored a big-time pairing of new Skidmore College Sports music stars in-the-making for its ‘big and Recreation Center, show of the semester’ on Friday, 815 North Broadway, October 1. Saratoga Springs Janelle Monáe has been called ‘a Tickets (General Admission) different kind of diva’ by Vogue $20, ages 16 and older are Magazine and ‘a true visionary… available online at: one of the most important signings http://www.brownpapertic of my career’ by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs. Her new album “The (Some limited tickets will ArchAndroid” has 18 tracks and has available at the door.) received stunning reviews. Creative For more information, Loafing Magazine described contact (518) 580-5775 or Janelle’s sound: “Monáe creates this futuristic world of hers by synthesizing past inspirations: the operatic pop and hornlike sharpness of Shirley Bassey, the energetic funk of James Brown and the breezy rock and soul of OutKast.” Monáe will be preceded by Capitol Record’s Eli “Paperboy” Reed & Eli “Paperb Photo P oy” Ree rovided d the True Loves. Reed’s web-bio tells the story: “As a performer, Reed approaches each song with nothing less than

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Join Franklin Community Center at Hattie’s Restaurant on Tuesday, October 5 for a Hattie’s Helping Hands Throwdown! Twenty percent of each bill will be donated to Franklin Community Center to support their free programs and services. In addition to the Helping Hands dinner, October 5 kicks off Octoberfest for Franklin at Hattie’s Restaurant. Through the entire month of October, $1 from each Heineken sold will be donated to the Center. Cheers!





Friday, October 1, 2010


Carnegie Hall Premieres continues at Zankel Music Center with Oct. 8 concert

Event to feature world premiere performance of Timothy Andres composition The Carnegie Hall Premieres series featuring Ensemble ACJW continues at the Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College on Friday, October 8 at 8 pm. The performance takes place inside the center’s Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall. The program features the world premiere of American composer Timothy Andres’ Trade Winds; Brahms’ String Sextet in B-Flat Major, Opus 18; and Franz Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock), D. 965, which is said to be the last song written by that composer. A pre-performance talk moderated by Skidmore Music Professor Benjamin Givan will take place at 7 pm. Admission to the concert and talk is free but tickets are required. To reserve tickets, please call the Zankel Box Office at (518) 580-5321, or visit Ensemble ACJW comes to Zankel and the Skidmore campus through an ongoing partnership between the college and The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. Ensemble ACJW has performed at Skidmore once each semester since 2007, presenting the upstate premieres of works commissioned by Carnegie Hall, and exciting audiences with their musical energy and technical brilliance. The Ensemble also brings musical programs into area schools while they are in residence at the college. Timothy Andres, the 25 year-old composer whose work will be performed by Ensemble ACJW, is also a pianist of note. His compositions

Photo by Stefan Cohen Ensemble ACJW presents the inaugural concert at Skidmore’s Zankel Music Center when it opened last February meld a classical-music upbringing with diverse interests in the natural world, graphic arts, technology, cooking and photography. A septet written for clarinet (doubling on bass clarinet), string quartet, percussion, and piano, Trade Winds is a chaconne (a type of musical composition popular in the baroque era) surrounded by two bookends: a big, busy introduction and a short, hesitant coda. The meat of the piece, though, is the exchange of long, vocal lines passed back and forth between the instruments over repeating harmonies, leading to the obligatory ground-shifting moment. After its world premiere at Zankel, Andres’ septet will receive its Carnegie Hall premiere on Oct. 12.

The Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College is a regional resource for music, the performing arts, and educational programs. At 54,000 square feet, the Zankel Music

Center features teaching, practice, administrative, and performance space, including the 600-seat acoustically tuned Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall and the 90-seat

Elisabeth Luce Moore Hall. For a complete schedule of events and more information about Zankel, visit

Whoopee! Whoopee jazz, funky folk, soulful klezmer, hot Irish instrumentals and hipster originals with a stage presence that is unleashed, unbridled, uncut and unglued! That’s Addie and Olin’s show in a nutshell. Or is it nuthouse? No matter. The duo’s wild warbling is always accompanied by Olin’s intricate finger picking jazz guitar, as well as his sonorous 6-and 12-string acoustic guitars and mandolin. Then you add Addie’s cotton pickin’ piccolo, “cool school” sax, ethereal flute, crazy concertina and her personal instrument of love, the button accordion, sartorially resplendent in her patented hipper-than-thou shades and the squarest of saddle shoes. All of this punctuated by madcap visual performances and vaudevillian humor portrayed by any number of their multiple personalities. It’s music, a fashion show and a comedy club! The mixed fruits and nuts of the entertainment

Addie and Olin’s Whoopee Jazz Extravaganza Saturday, October 2 at 7:30 pm Pompanuck Farm , 494 Chestnut Hill Rd, Cambridge, NY

spectrum in one handy package. Other than that, they are indescribable. - Arthur Gonick $12 advance; $15 at the door. Information and Advance Tickets: (518) 677-5552 Website: Directions:



TODAY Friday, October 1, 2010


Local Duo Emerge to Open for National Act this Saturday

Local Gigs

- “Holly and Evan” invited to open for Doc Marshalls at Caffé Lena

Photo: Andrzej Pilarczyk Holly and Evan It’s easy to root for groups like Holly and Evan. The acoustic blues duo (comprised of Holly Taormina and Evan Conway) were last seen on the Caffé Lena stage on August 25 as part of the Emerging Artists’ Breakout Series that is designed to showcase young performers on Wednesday evenings. They recorded the original show and are now on their way to developing their careers as songwriters while mixing in some traditional blues legends’ songs (such as Robert Johnson) into their repertoire. Their next step comes this Saturday, October 2 at 8 pm, as Holly and Evan will perform a short

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opening set on the Caffé stage (47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs) before New York City-based (and international touring) Cajun/Country band The Doc Marshalls, which should give the duo some unique exposure before a wider, discerning audience. Tickets for this show are $15 in advance, $17 at the door. For more information, visit Holly and Evan also have some dates scheduled throughout the Capital Region. You can follow their appearances at /hollytaormina. - Arthur Gonick



living Oct.

1 - Oct. 7 events Friday, October 1 Saratoga Film Forum Arts Center, 320 Broadway Exit Through the Gift Shop will be showing at 7:30 p.m. General admission $7, members $5, and students with ID $5

First Friday in Ballston Spa Visit the village of Ballston Spa from 6 to 9 p.m. and enjoy special happenings in many of the downtown shops, restaurants and galleries. Free and open to the public. Join us at dusk for a showing of Alice in Wonderland in Wiswall Park.

Saturday, October 2 Saratoga Springs Farmers’ Market Saratoga’s premier market, featuring meats, local produce, eggs, soaps, seasonal items and more. Wednesdays, 3 to 6 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. High Rock Park, High Rock Avenue, Saratoga.

Ballston Spa Indoor Farmers’ Market Cornell Cooperative Extension, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa. From 9 am until noon. Over twenty local vendors will be participating in the market offering a large selection of items.

Birding by Car along the Towpath 9 am. Reservations required. Call Jason Goldsmith at 4804243 for more information or visit

Family story time Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St From 11:30 am to Noon. For children ages 2 to 5 years, with a parent or caregiver. Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

The Hoopla The Victoria Pool Promenade, Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs From 11 am to 4 pm. Family fun at its best. No admission charge, but donations appreciated. For more info visit

Defensive Driving course First Baptist Church, 45 Washington Ave, Saratoga Springs From 9 am to 3 pm., take this state approved course to save 10% on your base auto insurance and take points off your record. Fee is only $35. Register by calling Ray Frankoski at 286-3788.

MINOR Improvements PT’s Open House 270 West Circular Street, (Corner of West Avenue) Saratoga Springs A Free Fun Day for kids and families from Noon to 5 pm. For more info call 583-3196.

Rummage sale Malta Presbyterian Church, Dunning St. From 9-3. Bag sale begins at 1 pm. For more info visit

First Saturday Arts Night Local galleries and exhibition sites in Saratoga Springs will stay open from 5 to 8 p.m. for artist’s receptions, performances and other happenings as

part of the First Saturday Arts Night. Visit the website and for a listing of participating venues.

Sunday, October 3 All You Can Eat Breakfast at the Elks Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161, 1 Elks Lane, Route 9, Saratoga Springs. From 8:30 to 11 am Adults-$7, Seniors and Military with ID- $6, Children 5-12- $5, under 5 –free. Takeouts-$8.

Malta Ridge Cemetery Tour The Malta Ridge Cemetery located on Route 9 just south of Exit 13 of the Northway. The tour and presentation begin at 2 pm. (Rain date will October 17 at 2pm)

Saratoga Film Forum Arts Center, 320 Broadway Exit Through the Gift Shop will be showing at 7 p.m. General admission $7, members $5, and students with ID $5

Monday, October 4 Community Bingo at Elks An evening of fun for old and young, every Monday evening at 7 pm Doors open at 4 pm Refreshments available. Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga. (518) 584-2585.

English Spoken here Beginner Class Saratoga Springs Public Library 49 Henry St. A class for adults from other countries to improve their spoken English. Held from 9:3011:30 am. Free and open to the public. Register with Literacy NENY 583-1232.


Friday, October 1, 2010

The future is riding a bicycle Gannett Auditorium, Skidmore. At 7 pm. Communities around the world are finding that the bicycle is an important local solution to global issues. This presentation will offer real solutions that can be implemented. Free. For more information call 518-580-5195.

Tuesday, October 5 Saratoga Job Fair


edition of Saratoga TODAY newspaper.

Saratoga Springs Farmers’ Market Saratoga’s premier market, featuring meats, local produce, eggs, soaps, seasonal items and more. Wednesdays, 3 to 6 p.m., Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm. High Rock Park, High Rock Avenue, Saratoga.

Thursday, October 7

Saratoga City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs From 10 am to 4 pm. Interested in finding a new career? Head to the Career Building Expo at the Saratoga City Center to explore your options! For more information, call (518) 5812480, extension 204.

Reading for the Record

Wednesday, October 6

Toddler story time

Preschool program National Museum of Racing, 191 Union Ave. in Saratoga Springs Wednesdays from 10 to 11 am for children ages 3-5 and their parents. Advance reservations are required and children must have proof of immunizations. Please call 584-0400, ext. 118

Pre-School Story Time Round Lake Library Malta Branch, 1 Bayberry Dr At 10:30 am, join us for stories and fun.

2010 Business Showcase Saratoga City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs Vendor only show from 3 to 4:30 pm, open to the public from 4:30 to 7 pm. Great prizes will be given away throughout the event. Public admission is $5. Members and vendors will receive free admission passes. For more information, see pages 19 – 24 of this week’s

Children’s Museum at Saratoga, 69 Caroline St. From 10:30 to 11 am, join millions of children around the world to read “The Snowy Day” in hopes of breaking last year’s record for the most readers reading the same book on the same day. Free with paid admission.

Round Lake Library Malta Branch, 1 Bayberry Dr. Join us at 11:15 am to make new friends!

Saratoga Film Forum Arts Center, 320 Broadway The Kids are All Right will be showing at 7:30 pm. General admission $7, members $5, and students with ID $5

Upcoming Reconnecting with Nature: A Program for Parents and Children Oct. 11 Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St. From 10 to 11:30 am, meet Ardie Pierce of Children and Nature Saratoga ( for a walk to Congress Park for a nature scavenger hunt. Return to the library to assemble a beautiful nature mobile using these itemsFor children ages 3-8. Register in the Children's Room or call 5847860, option 3.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

local briefs 2011 Relay For Life idea meeting People are needed to start planning the 2011 Relay in Saratoga in June 2011. We will meet Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at the Residence Inn on Excelsior Avenue starting with food at 6 pm and continuing with the meeting at 6:30 pm. This is a great time to come and learn about the Relay and what we hope to do and share some new plans with us. There are many ways to help with the Relay planning activities, joining a team, getting donations, helping at the Relay putting in whatever time you can, or just help us with suggestions. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information or to RSVP, call Marcy at (518) 893-0671 or Nicole at (518) 857-0161.

Retired teachers meeting The Saratoga Springs Retired Teachers Association will hold its monthly meeting on Oct. 4 at 12 noon at Longfellow’s Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs. The group is open to retired educators who taught in and/or live in Saratoga County. For new member information and luncheon reservations, call (518) 587-5356.

Parents Without Partners Parents Without Partners (PWP) will meet at 6:45 pm on Oct. 2 at Shenedehowa Adult Community Center, at Clifton Commons. PWP brings single parents together in a fun, supportive, social environment through a variety of monthly activities for parents alone and with their children. Learn more at: Register for our Orientation and Open House at: (518) 348-2062 Children welcome at this meeting.

Senior Citizens Center of Saratoga Springs Blogging Workshop - Oct. 6 from 3:30 to 5 pm Gentle Exercise for the Joints on Oct. 7 at 10 am MVP Living Well Program – Total Recall on Oct. 22 from

12:30 to 1:30 pm Please call (518) 584-1621 to register and review our newsletter on our website, for more information.

Transportation trial program for October We’ll be offering Tuesday and Thursday van transportation to and from Saratoga senior housing sites as requested; pick-ups at 8:30 am and drop-offs at 2:30 pm, cost is $1.00/roundtrip. Come enjoy our programs, activities, lunch and spend the day with other seniors. Please call (518) 584-1621 to register 24 hours in advance; check our website at and view our newsletter for more information.

Van trips: Schenectady County Community College Casola Dining Room on Oct.11. Buffet $20.00/ person, plus $5.00 van fee. Racino & half-priced lunch on Oct. 13 Empire State Youth Orchestra at Proctors on Oct. 27. Free admission, $5 van fee, lunch at Pinhead Susan’s and a visit to Villa Italia Bakery. Please call (518)584-1621 for more information and to sign-up.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 234 Our next scheduled meeting is Oct. 4, 2010 at 23 Pleasant Street in Ballston Spa at 7 pm. All members are welcome. Join us with your ideas and thoughts, and please remember to pay your 2011 dues. Call Catherine at (518) 8853369 if you haven't received a letter.

Gluten-Free Food Festival Glens Falls Regional Celiac Support Group at Great Escape Lodge, 89 Six Flags Drive, Queensbury. On Tuesday, October 5 from 3 to 8 pm. $5 adults, $2 seniors, free 18 and under. No pre-registration required. For more information, contact Jean McLellan, president, at (518) 584-6702 or the Nutrition Center of Glens Falls Hospital at (518) 926-2615.

35 Mobile Mammogram Screening 220 Church Ave, Ballston Spa, on Oct. 11 from 1 to 3 pm. Those interested in scheduling an exam must be 35 years of age, have not had a mammogram within a year, and provide a recent prescription from their physician and their insurance card. For those without insurance, a special program is available. To learn more, please call (518) 347-3338. To schedule an exam at this event, please call (888) 423-3366 or contact Lisa Giknis at (518) 602-2020 for more information.

Auditions Home Made Theater announces open auditions for their December production of RAMONA QUIMBY. General auditions will be held Sunday, October 17 from 6 to 8 pm and Monday, October 18 from 7 to 9 pm. No appointments are necessary. Those auditioning are asked to bring a current photo. For information about audition details and character descriptions, visit, or call the HMT office at (518) 587-4427.

Red Cross Blood Drives Tuesday Oct. 5 from 1 to 6 pm at the American Legion, 34 West Ave, Saratoga Springs. Please call 1-800-733-2767 for an appt. Saturday Oct. 9 from 8 am to Noon at Notre Dame Visitation Church, 18 Pearl St. Schuylerville. Please call (518) 695-5609 for an appt. Monday Oct. 11 from 1 to 6 pm at ACE Hardware Distribution Center, 55 Northern Pines Rd, Gansevoort. Please call 800733-2767 for an appt. Wednesday Oct. 20 from 8 am to 1 pm at Saratoga Central Catholic High School, 247 South Broadway. Please call (518) 5877070 for an appt.

Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Group Tuesday Oct. 12 from 9 to 10 am at To Life!, 110 Spring St., Saratoga Springs. Laurie Abbott will be leading a discussion on Women's Health. Please call (518)584-3255 to register. New Member Breakfast Wednesday Oct. 13 from 8 to 9 am at the Chamber offices, 28 Clinton St., Saratoga Springs. This is your opportunity to meet your Chamber staff, locate the offices where seminars are held and have any questions you have

answered. Please call (518) 5843255 to register.

Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus Rehearsals The Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus is calling all female singers to join them for rehearsals for the Holiday Performance to benefit the Franklin Community Center. Rehearsals begin Oct 18th an continue each Monday night at 7 pm at the Saratoga United Methodist Church, Fifth Avenue at Henning Road, Saratoga Springs. Singer Registration is $20 for music and materials. Audition is not required. Performance is Dec 12 at 2 pm at the Saratoga United Methodist Church. For registration and more information visit

Angel Names Association Memorial Walk Angel Names Association annual Memorial Walk from 12-4 pm on Saturday, October 16 at the Saratoga Spa State Park to remember babies lost to miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death. Everyone is welcome to attend this free family event. Visit

Helping Hands Organization: Saratoga County Office for the Aging Retired and Senior Volunteer How to Help: Many organizations look to the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program to help in their programs. Opportunities include AARP Tax Counselors-assisting taxpayers filing tax returns, Discovery Box Mentors- work with elementary school children with their reading skills, Emergency Preparedness Presenters- educate groups on being prepared for emergencies. Various other opportunities are available including office work, exercise leaders, and home improvement projects.

Contact: Call 884-4110 if you would like more information.

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Friday, October 1, 2010


Community Sports Bulletin Blue Streak Athletic Hall of Fame inducts new memebers Saratoga Springs City School District is proud to announce the 2010 Blue Streak Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony this Friday, October 1 at 4:30 pm, located at Saratoga Springs High School. Celebrating the accomplishments of outstanding athletes, coaches, administrators and supporters, this year will see the induction of 11 new members. The inductees are: Clayton Chubb, Richard Gibney, Chei Goddard-Kenah, Victor Hazard, Blasé Iuliano, Dottie Pepper, Kailynne Ross-Neverett, John Traver, Len Tyler, Anthony Weaver and Deshaya Williams. For more information, please visit Saratoga School's website at

Homecoming Football Schedule Ballston Spa 9/24: vs. Bethlehem, 35-6 10/1: at Guilderland, 7 pm

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 9/24: vs. Gloversville, 41-0 10/1: vs. Glens Falls, 7 pm

Saratoga Springs 9/24: vs. CBA, 2-27 10/1: at Troy, 7pm

Saratoga Stampede 14U Defeat Burnt Hills On Saturday the Saratoga Stampede14U fall baseball team defeated the Burnt Hills Club 11-9. Grant Touhey came in relief and pitched 4 & 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball. Chipper Coultre went 4-4 with 2 doubles. Brady Fallon, Matt Wells, Colin Sinnott and Chris Gehre added two hits apiece. Matt Wells and Chris Gehre both had 3 RBIs.

Schuylerville 9/24: vs. Broadalbin-Perth, 52-12 10/2: at Hudson Falls, 1:30 pm

South Glens Falls 9/24: vs. Queensbury, 14-26 10/1: at Gloversville, 7 pm

Four Thoroughbreds tabbed by Liberty League On Monday, September 27, the Liberty League announced that two field hockey players and two women’s tennis players from Skidmore earned weekly honors for their recent performances. Field hockey senior Christine Kemp (Putnam Valley, NY) was named Co-Offensive Performer of the Week and freshman Kelly Blackhurst (North River, NY) earned her second straight Rookie of the Week honor. During a 3-0 week for the Thoroughbreds, Kemp tallied three goals and five assists, while Blackhurst scored five goals. Both players tallied at least a goal in all three Skidmore wins. The 10th-ranked Thoroughbreds improved to 6-1 overall, 3-0 league. Women’s tennis sophomore Nataly Mendoza (San Francisco, CA) was named Co-Performer of the Week and freshman Molly Nolan (Montauk, NY) was named Rookie of the Week after their strong performances at the 2010 USTA/ITA Regional Championships. Mendoza advanced to the round of 16, where she lost a three-set match to third-seeded Amanda Berg of RIT. Mendoza also teamed with Rachel Loeb to win the back draw of doubles. Nolan made it to the quarterfinals of the singles tournament as an unseeded player, defeating 6th-seeded Alexa Wimes of NYU in the round of 16.

Thoroughbreds roll past MCLA, 5-1, coach wins 100th Victory The Skidmore College men’s soccer team earned head coach Ron McEachen his 100th career victory at Skidmore with Tuesday night’s 5-1 win over MCLA at Wachenheim Field. The Thoroughbreds improve to 4-4-2, while the Trailblazers fall to 4-4-1. McEachen’s career record at Skidmore now stands at 100-66-18 in his 11th season. The Thoroughbreds got the scoring started in the 19th minute when Pat Wildes scored a sliding goal on a crossing pass from Alex Amini to make it a 1-0 Skidmore lead. The score would remain 1-0 for the rest of the first half. The Thoroughbreds came alive early in the second half, scoring three goals in a nine-minute period. Diego Reinero made it 2-0 at the 48:07 mark, when he took a pass from Doug Yeates and beat MCLA goalie Adam Tarsa to the far post for his sixth goal of the season. A little over three minutes later, Wildes scored his second goal of the game off Aaron Krepack’s deflection for a three-goal lead. Five minutes later, Krepack came back again as his shot hit the post and went in off Reinero’s cross for a 4-0 Skidmore lead. MCLA got on the board in the 66th minute when Will Leahy collected a rebound in front of the goal and found Ryan Shewchuk for his first goal of the season. Skidmore capped off the scoring when they made it 5-1 at the 89:28 mark. Freshman Gildas Giriman slipped behind the defense on Sam Glickman’s pass and beat the Trailblazer goalie for his second goal of the year.

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Friday, October 1, 2010


Allegiance Bowl promises exciting match-up by Daniel Schechtman Saratoga TODAY On Saturday, October 2, two undefeated teams at the beginning of their seasons are set to face off at the Saratoga Springs High School football field during the 6th Annual Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl. Navy (2-0) and the University of Pennsylvania (2-0) of the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) promise to put on quite a show, with both teams posting impressive numbers in their first two games of the season. The Allegiance Bowl brings together varsity teams from the CSFL in a weight-regulated matchup (players must weigh in at 172 pounds or less to enter) that forces the teams to focus more on speed, agility and overall athleticism, and as a result is one of the fastest and most explosive events in the sport.

Offensively, both teams have been absolute powerhouses, with Penn averaging 397 yards per game in team offense, currently number one in the league. Navy has averaged 390 yards per game, and is currently ranked number two. On defense, Navy is tied for first place with Cornell for the fewest yards allowed per game, limiting the competition to an average 143 yards. Not to be outdone, however, Penn ranks just behind Navy, having allowed only an average of 188 yards per game. Penn is coming off of a strong second week, having defeated Post 4214, building off of their first victory where they outscored Princeton 4812. Navy, who is coming off of a bye week, shut out Frostburg State in their first match-up, 24-0, and handily defeated Catholic JV 44-6. In anticipation of Saturday's game, the Saratoga Springs Holiday

Inn is hosting a "Kick-Off" banquet, featuring the Navy Band Northeast "Crosswinds" ensemble, the University of Pennsylvania's "Quaker Notes" singers and keynote speaker Ronald Machtley, president of Bryant University. Tickets are on sale for $25 ($20 for children 16 and under), and can be purchased by phoning Adam Hills at (518) 5886952. Pre-game activities are set to begin at 12:45 pm, with kickoff scheduled at 1 pm. Tickets for the game can be purchased in advance for $5 at any Adirondack Trust branch, as well as Walton's Sport Shop, Westside Stadium CafĂŠ, and Perkins and Perkins Attorneys at Law. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate on game day for $8. For more information, please visit, or the official CSFL website at

Golf Round Up by Al Mottau Saratoga TODAY One of the most exciting tournaments I have covered this year was the Northeastern PGA Section Match Play Championship held on the beautiful and demanding Sagamore Golf Course. What made it most exciting for me was the appearance of two of my favorite Saratoga pros in the finals. (Actually, there were three if you count Anders Mattson of Saratoga Nationals making it to the semifinals).

Kevin Hughes, pro at the Saratoga Golf Club, and Tom Oppedisano of McGregor Links defied law and worked their way through the field of 16 of the area's top players who all pre-qualified for the event. It was a closely contested battle with the lead changing hands several times. The eventual winner was Hughes with a one-up margin. Congratulations to both of them for representing Saratoga and golf in a very professional performance. An end of the year bargain: The Sagamore Golf Course is offering local golfers (including Saratoga) the opportunity to play their course from now until closing on October 31 for $50, which includes a cart. The course is in terrific shape and would be a great way to finish your season.

Airway Meadows A reminder: The field for their very popular Octoberfest four-man scramble tourney on October 10 is close to being filled. If you haven't registered to play, do so soon by calling (518) 792-4144, or you may be shut out.

Ballston Spa Senior League Quota 1st Place: + A1 Alexander, Lincoln Dietz, Don Welton, Paul

Miles; 2nd: even - Bill Manhey, Dave Lane, Ed Albrecht, Stan Ziobrowski; 3rd: - 3 Al Beninati, Bob Miskanin, Jim Orkins, Rocky Roberts 2010 Men's Fall Member-Member 9/24 - 9/26 Championship Flight 1st Place: 163 Dave Huestis, Jeff Dwornik; 2nd: 169 Kirk Emmons, Jay Butler; 3rd: 171 Josh Barney, Dave Rutz First Flight 1st Place: 180 Jim Carrigan, Russ Terpening; 2nd: 181 John Kemmer, Walter Reidy; 3rd: 183 Kurt Bremer, Joe Albano Second Flight 1st Place: 185 Terry Loftus, Rick Kirkpatrick; 2nd: 188 OB O'Brien, Yippy Caiazzo; 3rd: 188 Chris Ireland, Blake Crocitto Third Flight 1st Place: 186 Dan Munn, Digger Noonan; 2nd: 187 John Roberge, EJ Harkins; 3rd: 188 Chris Price, Pat Oles Fourth Flight 1st Place: 197 Jerry Cronin, Bill Ferrero; 2nd: 198 Dick Polak, Ken May; 3rd: 205 Paolo Grandjacquet, CJ Strife Fifth Flight 1st Place: 191 Peter Vail, Bill

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Mansfield tries to block an Army field goal at Blue Streak Field at Saratoga Springs High School during the 2009 Adirondack Trust Allegiance Bowl

Speed; 2nd: 195 John Hogan, Al Lewis; 3rd: 207 John Garry, Bill Scott 1st Annual Joe Farrell Memorial Golf Tournament Four-player scramble format on October 9, 11:15 am with shotgun start to follow. The cost to play is $85 per person, which includes lunch on the turn, dinner and prizes (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)! $37 for dinner only. Sponsorships are available for $100. To register, call (518) 885-8624 or the pro shop at (518) 792-4144. Send registration to 63 Van Buren Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Saratoga National Golf Club Club Championship results from September 11 and 12 Men's Gross Division: 1st Place: 154 Mike McCarroll; 2nd: 157 John Dempsey; 3rd: 162 Werner Greyling Men's Net Division: 1st Place: 138 Eric Zeh; 2nd (T): 147 Dave Garza, John Jaski, George Wiley

Women's Gross Division: 1st Place: 156 Gail Brophy Women's Net Division: 1st Place: 153 Colette Boesch

Saratoga Lake Golf Club Saratoga Lake held its 4th Annual Club Championship over the weekend of September 25 and 26. Members played two rounds of golf for an overall stroke-play champion. The winners were: Dave Coolman with a 182 for the lowest gross score Bryan McCarthy with a 146 for the lowest net score They both received a trophy and golf for two with a cart to Saratoga National Golf Club. This column concludes the Local Golf Round Up for the 2010 golf season. I enjoyed doing it and hopefully it added a little more to your golfing season. See you again in 2011!




Friday, October 1, 2010


Adirondack Phantoms McGregor Links Country Club holds Partner with YMCA’s 9th annual Orthopaedic Surgeons Golf Tournament Strong Kids The Adirondack Phantoms are proud to announce their partnership in the 2010 Glens Falls YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. The Phantoms are kicking off the program with special seats for the Phantoms opening night on Friday, October 15. Between September 27 and October 13, YMCA members can purchase tickets to the game for only $13. The Glens Falls YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign is a financial assistance program which offers children, teens, families and individuals the opportunity to benefit from YMCA programs and services that they could not otherwise afford. "This is a great cause for a terrific organization and we are extremely proud to be a part of it," said Phantoms Vice President of Business Operations Mike Thompson. "The Strong Kids Campaign is the Y's largest volunteer program and the Phantoms believe it's crucial that we help spread the word about how important it is." To order the special Strong Kids Night tickets, YMCA members should call the Phantoms at (518) 480-3355 or stop by the Phantoms offices located inside the Glens Falls Civic Center. "We are thrilled to have the Phantoms organization and their fans involved in the 2010 Strong Kids Campaign," said Brian Bearor, Chief Executive Officer of the Glens Falls YMCA. "We appreciate their enthusiasm and

generosity in the effort to bring awareness and much needed funds to the Strong Kids Campaign." For more information on how to donate to the Glens Falls YMCA Strong Kids Campaign visit nate.php or call the Glens Falls YMCA to become a donor or volunteer at (518) 793-3878. The Phantoms preseason opener is Friday, October 1 against Albany. Opening Weekend is October 15 and 16 with back to back games. Tickets on sale now. Great savings for groups of 15 or more. The AHL is celebrating their 75th anniversary season and is the top development league for the NHL. More than 85 percent of today's NHL players are American Hockey League graduates and more than 6 million fans attend AHL games every year. Come watch future NHL stars and up-and-coming Flyers prospects with exciting Adirondack Phantoms hockey. A variety of ticket packages for all the fast-paced action are on sale now. The Phantoms selection of discount ticket packages includes 3-packs, 6-packs, 12 and 22 Select Plans, full season plans and Flex Packs. Choose the plan that works best for you! Get your tickets at the Phantoms office inside the Glens Falls Civic Center, online at, or by calling the Phantoms at (518) 480-3355.

by Daniel Schechtman Saratoga TODAY

Though the conditions were hardly ideal - chilly and grey, with rain threatening to spoil the day's fun not even Mother Nature herself could keep these avid golfers from teeing up at Monday's 9th Annual Orthopaedic Surgeons Golf Tournament at McGregor Links Country Club in Saratoga. After all, those who participated in the tournament, all former patients having undergone a variety of orthopaedic surgeries (including knee and hip replacements), have had to deal with a lot worse than a few drops of rain. "I didn't really think the surgery would help," said Daniel Tallman, age 53, a retired firefighter who had a total hip replacement back in 2004. Tallman, who was injured in a fire several times while on the job, indicated that before his surgery it was painful for him to walk in his day-to-day life, let alone on the golf course. But having the surgery, Tallman says, has changed his life for the better. "It surprised me how much more enjoyable it was to play without the pain," Tallman said. "Overall, my quality of life has really improved." A total of 72 players gathered at the country club for the event, featuring cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, an awards ceremony and nine holes of golf. "This is a celebration of mobility," said Dr. Lawrence Fein, an orthopaedic surgeon who has personally performed knee surgery on several of the golfers present at the event. "Generally, those participating have had hip or knee surgery for worn-out joints. We look at doing these replacements to relieve the pain, but we also aim to improve mobility and to help them maintain an active lifestyle." Along with Dr. Fein from the Orthopaedic Associates of Saratoga were eight other surgeons responsible for helping their patients return to the golf course, including Drs. William Byrt, William O'Connor, George Silver, Joseph LaRosa, Bruce Dick, Kevin Rosas, Justin Ferrara and Jonathan Gainor. Also in attendance from Saratoga Hospital was Vice President of

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Golfers tee off at McGregor Links for the 9th annual Orthopaedic Surgeons Golf Tournament Patient Care Mary Jo LaPosta, who announced the opening of a new orthopaedic care center, which has been, "Designed on the feedback patients have given us." LaPosta said that the new facility, set to open to the public during the first week of October, will feature, "The best architectural design in the country in regards to orthopedic care." It is thanks to the work of these doctors and the equally important contributions from the hospital's staff that golfers like Charlie Hoffman, 87 years old, can take part in a tournament such as this, the only one of its kind in upstate New York. Hoffman, who has been playing golf for 35 years, said he struggled with the pain in his knee for years until finally agreeing to have replacement surgery. "I didn't want to have the surgery done," Hoffman said. "I put it off for two years until finally my wife con-

vinced me it was the right thing to do." After the surgery, Hoffman admits he was a little nervous to step back out onto the golf course. "I was worried I wouldn't quite make it," Hoffman said, "but Dr. Silver assured me everything was okay." Since having the surgery, Hoffman says he doesn't regret it one bit. Back in his fourth year at the tournament, he looks forward to getting together with the other golfers and playing the nine hole course without having to push through the pain. In the meantime, Dr. Fein is looking for other ways he and his patients can celebrate their return to mobility. "We're considering hosting a skiing event sometime in the winter," Fein said, although such an event, he stressed, is still in its earliest stages of planning.


SPORTS 39 Memorial Walk: A Community Event TODAY

Friday, October 1, 2010

On Saturday, October 16, 2010, Angel Names Association (ANA) will host its annual Memorial Walk at Saratoga Spa State Park. Registration begins at noon; the walk commences at 1:15 pm and will be followed by a nondenominational memorial and flower ceremony. The walk is held in October to coincide with National Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Month. “The walk is designed to increase community awareness and support bereaved families,” said Michelle

Mosca, ANA Cofounder and President. The Memorial Walk brings community attention to an issue that affects nearly 30,000 families in the US, and thousands of New Yorkers, each year. The event is one of acknowledgment, support, and celebration. Families, friends, coworkers and healthcare providers, all of whom have been touched by the loss of a baby, attend the walk as a way to acknowledge, in a positive way, a life that impacted them immeasurably.

The Memorial Walk also helps to raise money to support ANA’s programs, which are offered to the community gratis. Though there is no fee to attend, participants have the option of creating personal fundraising pages online, obtaining sponsors and making individual donations. These donations help fund ANA’s programs and support stillbirth research. The 2010 Memorial Walk corporate sponsors include The Adirondack Trust Company, Balet

Flowers and Design, Freihofer’s Baking Company, National Quarry Services, Nintendo, Ashley Rosenback Photography, Kendra Schieber, Sentron Associates, Stampin’ Up, and Michael and Linda Toohey. Participation in the Memorial Walk is free, and all who have been

touched by pregnancy loss and infant and child death are encouraged to attend. For more information or to register, please visit ANA online at, or contact Michelle Mosca via email at, or by phone at (518) 654-2411.

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Schuylerville Black Horses put on a good effort against the Golden Horde, but come up short in a 2-1 loss on September 29. Schuylerville is now 6-3 for the season.

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