Saratoga Today Newspaper October 15, 2010

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Volume 5 • Issue 41

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Giant Step Closer to History -Revolutionary War Ancestor Research Program now available at Saratoga National Historical Park

GlobalFoundries by Yael Goldman Saratoga TODAY Tokyo Electron, Ltd., a global chip manufacturing equipment supplier and great companion business for GlobalFoundries, is one of the first high tech spin-off companies moving to Malta. The semiconductor production equipment supplier announced plans to lease a space inside

Highpointe at Malta, a 20,000 square foot class-A building on Route 9, just around the corner from Luther Forest Technology Campus where GlobalFoundries is constructing its $4.2 billion chip fab. “There is a lot of business that will relocate to support GlobalFoundries, and we’re just

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by Arthur Gonick Saratoga TODAY If you had an ancestor who participated in the Battles of Saratoga 233 years ago, you now have a tool that will enable you to get closer to their experience. See History page 13

Girls on the Run Cultivating good habits, self-respect and lasting friendships young girls especially are in conby Daniel Schechtman Saratoga TODAY

Tokyo Electron is moving into Highpointe at Malta

Growing up can be confusing for young kids, scary even. Without the proper support system, someone to lend a guiding hand in their development, many become susceptible to bad habits and a low sense of selfworth. With supermarket magazine racks and one beauty commercial airing on television after another,

stant danger of succumbing to cultural pressures, trying to mold themselves to match what they think a young girl should be, and falling to despair when what they see in the mirror doesn’t necessarily match up with what they see in the advertisements. The pressure grows as they begin the transition from grade school to middle school, and with-

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Estherville Animal Shelter pushes forward by Daniel Schechtman Saratoga TODAY Nearly two weeks after the family-owned, no-kill Estherville Animal Shelter suffered a crush-

ing blow, losing over $600 in cash, countless documents and checks in a late night/early morning robbery, the shelter is bouncing back thanks to an overwhelming response from the

local community. "We've had an outpouring of support on an unbelievable scale. We are just blown away by how the community has stepped up to help us. Just blown away," Tracy Palmateer said, who oversees daily operations at the shelter. Palmateer said the support has come in many forms, from people coming forward with monetary donations, kind words, and perhaps best news of all for the shelter, "We've had a lot of people come in for adoptions [since the theft]." While police continue to look for the parties responsible for the theft, there are, so far, no solid leads in the case. Estherville continues to seek out any information on the theft, and asks those who may have useful knowledge to email the shelter at You may also visit the shelter's website, where they continue to collect donations. "The community has pulled together and really helped to sup-

port us," Palmateer said, "and we can't say enough how thankful we are for everything." Interested parties may also visit the shelter in person, located at 100 Russell Road in Greenfield.

Ready, Set, Walk... Join H.O.P.E. (Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist) on Saturday, October 23 in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs for our first annual Fall Walk for the Animals. Registration is only $20 and begins at 10 am with the walk starting at 11. Collect $20 in pledges and registration is free! All walkers receive a free canvas tote bag with a new leash or collar. Complimentary refreshments for walkers and their pets! Great prizes given to the Best Dressed Dog, Best Wagging Tail, Dog/Owner Look-A-Like and more! Big prizes awarded for the most pledges collected. Visit to download the pledge form.




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Michael V. Mobilia, 25, of 2403 Heritage Way, Gansevoort, pleaded guilty to a charge of third-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a class-E felony. He was arrested in Saratoga Springs on March 22 for an incident which occured on March 16. Mobilia will return to court for sentencing on January 7. Matthew Lofchie, 57, of Zephyr Lane, Saratoga Springs, was charged with third-degree robbery, a class-D felony. He was arrested on October 13 in Saratoga. Henry L. Smith, 33, of Winners Circle, Saratoga Springs, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt/disobedience, a class-A misdemenor. Smith was arrested on October 13 for an incident which occurred on October 10. Christian Thomas, 16, of Mechanicville, was charged with third-degree burglary, a felony, petit larceny, a misdemeanor, criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, and thirddegree attempted assault, a misdemeanor. He was arrested on October 6 for incidents that occurred on October 1 and October 2. He will return to court for sentencing at a later date. Gregory M. Sesera, 37, of 90 Grange Rd., Greenfield Center, pleaded guilty to first-degree reckless endangerment. He was originally

convicted on March 11, 2009 to five years of probation, but was resentenced on October 12 to one year in the Saratoga County Jail, with credit for time served. Brendan M. Scharf, 26, of 21 Backwood Lane, Clifton Park, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony. He was arrested on July 14 in Saratoga Springs, and will return to court for sentencing on December 2. Joan T. Otero, 51, of 102 East Blvd., Gloversville, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony. Otero was arrested in Galway on July 16, and will return to court for sentencing on November 4.

motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, following a vehicle stop on Hudson Ave for an equipment violation. His license was found to be suspended. He was processed and released to appear in Stillwater Town Court.

defraud, a misdemeanor, following an investigation in which it was discovered that he took money from a victim for construction work he never started or completed. He was arraigned and released without bail.

Basil Smith, 51, of Stillwater was arrested by Stillwater Police on October 8 and charged with harassment, which is a violation, following an incident in which he punched a male in the face. He was issued an appearance ticket for Stillwater Town Court.

Derik Overton, 42, and Laura Overton, 48, of Stillwater were arrested by Stillwater police on October 9 and charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor, following a complaint from Price Chopper’s loss prevention department reporting a shoplifting incident. The subjects fled during the police response but were identified through an investigation. Both were issued appearance tickets for Stillwater Town Court.

Michael Wagner, 39, of Colonie was arrested by Stillwater Police on October 9 and charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor, and scheme to


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OBITUARIES Margaret L. (Boyle) Peterson

Saratoga Springs – Margaret L. (Boyle) Peterson, 88, died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 with family members by her side. She had suffered a stroke the prior week that calmly took her life. Margaret (Peg) was born in Charleston, WV, and then lived in Toledo, Cleveland and Detroit. The family settled in Winnetka, IL where she and her brother John attended elementary school. After graduating from New Trier High School in 1940, she continued on to Stephens College, then Denison University, where she was a Kappa Alpha Theta and obtained a degree in business (1944). Along with her husband, Dr. Robert Peterson, she moved to Wilmette, IL where she raised five children. The family enjoyed visits to their cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as well as trips to a family farm near Ada, Ohio. They lived in Wilmette until 1999 when Bob and Peg moved to a retirement village in Arlington Heights, IL. There they enjoyed the social aspects of retirement living, particularly playing pool and long drives in the country. In their retirement

years, they often traveled to the cabin and the farm, and visited their children and grandchildren throughout the country. She is survived by her children, Greg (Judi) of Ridgefield, Conn., Donna (Dick) Bjork of Wilton, Glen of Seattle, Wash., and Amy (Doug) Noon of Fairbanks, Alaska; several grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Bob in 2006, her son Philip Peterson in 2010 (survived by his wife Juliet, of Brecksville, OH), her brother John Boyle and her parents Earl and

Margaret Boyle. Margaret was fortunate to have lived at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Saratoga Springs since 2006. Recently, she lived at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Malta in their lovely enhanced care residence. In addition to the wonderful care provided by the Home of the Good Shepherd, Hospice of Saratoga provided loving support as well. Donations may be made in Peg’s name to either the Home of the Good Shepherd, 390 Church Street, or Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 3 pm Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 at the United Methodist Church of Saratoga Springs, 175 Fifth Ave. at Henning Road. A reception will be held immediately following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of Saratoga Springs. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneral

Theresa Comfort Woodcock Saratoga Springs – Theresa Comfort Woodcock of Geyser Road passed away Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 at her residence. She was 83. Born on Oct. 16, 1926 in Saratoga Springs, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Rituno) Comfort and was a lifelong resident. She attended Saratoga Springs city schools and had worked for several years at the VanRaalte Company, Espey Manufacturing Company and retired from the General Electric Co. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, George L. Woodcock, who died on Sept. 13, 2010; four brothers,

Roger, Anthony, Carl and Thomas Comfort and three sisters, Rose Keehan, Cecelia Ricciardone and Angiolina Smith. Survivors include two sisters, Concetta (Gertrude) Morrison of Mechanicsburgh, PA and Antoinette Belanger of Maplewood Manor; two brothers, Sylvester and Richard Comfort, both of Saratoga Springs and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends attended her funeral service on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of Saratoga Springs. Rev. Neil Draves-Arpaia officiated. There were no viewing

hours. Burial followed at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road in Schuylerville. The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to all those from Hospice that were involved with her excellent care while she remained at her home. Memorials may be made in her name to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneral

Charles H. Griffin, Jr. Wilton – Charles H. Griffin, Jr., loving husband, father and grandfather, of Christina Court, passed away Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at his residence. He was 77. Born on March 7, 1933 in Saratoga Springs, he was a son of the late Charles Henry and Chloe (Abeel) Griffin, Jr., enlisted in the US Air Force in the spring of 1952 and was a noncommissioned officer by 1956. He served at fifteen military bases throughout his 21-year career, including Strategic Air Command and Tactical Air Command bases. Specializing in maintenance of turbo props on the C130 aircraft, he served in Okinawa, Vietnam, Taiwan and Japan. He also served on the team that supported one of Bob Hope’s tours in Vietnam. Following his retirement, he dedicated 18 years as a Teamster, working for United Parcel Service in Latham. In addition to

his parents, he was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law, Anna and Peter Henstenberg. Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Shirley (Ross) Griffin; two sons and one daughter, Charles Mark (wife Cheryl) Griffin, Valerie (husband James) Gilchrist, Gregory Scott (wife Joanie) Griffin; 12 grandchildren, Amanda Griffin-Snyder and Kalle, Elizabeth, Sarah and Patrick Clair, Charles, Matthew, Julia and Jennifer

Brennan and Duncan Crawford, Thomas and Cassie Reed, Andrew Gilchrist, Amber, Faith and Jessica Griffin; 3 great-grandsons, Theodore Cranell, Logan and Thomas Reed, Jr.; one aunt, Arlene Griffin and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends gathered on Tuesday, October 12 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of Saratoga Springs, followed by a funeral service. The Rev’d. Canon Thomas T. Parke, rector of Bethesda Episcopal Church officiated. Spring burial with military honors will be at the Dunning Street Cemetery in Malta. There were no calling hours. Memorials may be made in his name to the Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher House, 113 Holland Ave., Albany, NY 12208. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneral


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Nicholas Iacovelli Saratoga Springs – Nicholas Iacovelli of Horseshoe Drive passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 at his residence. He was 77. Born on July 17, 1933 in Queens, NY, he was the son of the late Stephen and Margaret (Pupino) Iacovelli and served in the US Army from 1956 to 1958, during the Korean War. In his early years, he was a horse trainer and worked throughout the country with his uncle Al Pupino. Retiring in 2000 from NYRA after 33 years, he also worked as a parimutual clerk at Belmont, Aqueduct and the Saratoga Race Course. Nicholas was an avid scratch golfer and enjoyed bowling and playing cards. He also liked the NY Yankees and NY Jets. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Joseph Iacovelli. Survivors include his loving wife, Pat (Noble) Iacovelli of Saratoga Springs; his step-children, Ellen Ritchie of Saratoga Springs, Robert Ritchie of Glens Falls,

Tricia Ritchie (Donald Schmidt) and Darrell Ritchie all of Colorado; two grandchildren, Deidre Ritchie and Ondrie Aquino; one sister, Angie (Andy) Corigliano of Depford, NJ; a sister-in-law, Arlene Iacovelli of Franklin Square, LI; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Bert and Mike Mahoney of Waterford and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 at The Church of St. Peter in Saratoga Springs by the Rev. Dominic S. Ingemie, Pastor. There were no calling hours. Memorials may be made in his name to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway (5845373). Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneral

William J. Darcy Gansevoort – William J. Darcy of Evergreen Drive passed way Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 at the Albany Medical Center. He was 68. Born on July 29, 1942 in Brooklyn, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Cogan) Darcy and was raised in St. Teresa parish, Bay Ridge. He attended Erasmus Hall and entered the US Army in 1959; he was honorably discharged in 1962 following service in Hawaii. A resident of the area since 1976, he had worked for Bell Telephone, AT&T and retired as an engineer from Verizon in Albany. A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he raised his family along with many others that considered him their father and a role model. Bill was a gentleman with a compassionate heart who always extended his generous hand to all in need, long before they asked. He was a chronic distributor of Tootsie Roll pops, animal crackers and Hershey Nuggets to many youngsters along the way. A devout Catholic, he faithfully attended Mass and devotions at St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and instructed religious education classes for many years. He was also a Third Degree member of Saratoga Council 246 Knights of Columbus. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 37

years, Carolyn (Alberto) Darcy, who died Sept. 22, 2003 and one brother, John Darcy. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Darcy and her husband, Peter Caracappa of Albany, Ann (husband Wayne) Meers of Rochester, and Carolyn Darcy of Wilton; three sons, William (wife Laura) Darcy, Jr., John Darcy and Peter (wife Christine) Darcy, all of Saratoga Springs; three grandchildren, Catherine Grace Darcy, Thomas William Meers and Cogan Alexander Darcy; one sisterin-law, Theresa Darcy of Edison, NJ; two nieces and their families. Relatives and friends gathered to remember him on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of Saratoga Springs. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs by the Rev. Neil Draves-Arpaia. Burial with military honors followed at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Rd. in Schuylerville. Memorials may be made in his name to St. Clement’s Church or St. Clement’s School, Attn: Jane Kromm, 231 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or Birthright, 40 Front St., Ballston Spa, NY 120201733. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneral



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Emmakate Vretman Moore Atlanta, Georgia – Emmakate Vretman Moore died on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 at Brighton Gardens of Buckhead in Atlanta, GA, her home for the past 10 years. She was 92 and died of complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. Atlanta was Emmakate’s childhood home, and she never lost her southern accent despite living most of her adult life “up north.” She was born in Savannah, GA in 1917, the first of three children born to Emmakate Amorous of Savannah and Carl Vretman of Stockholm, Sweden. Her sister Isabel currently resides in Bethel, CT; her brother Carl, Jr. died of scarlet fever as a child. Emmakate made her debut in Atlanta in 1938, and was by all accounts the belle of every ball. After graduating from North Fulton High School, Emmakate worked as a model and fashion buyer for Rich’s Department Store in Atlanta. She met the man of her dreams, William H. Moore of Saratoga Springs, at a dance at the Capital City Club, and they married in Atlanta on March 11, 1943. Bill left immediately thereafter for Europe to serve with a World War II field hospital unit. The tender letters exchanged between Emmakate and Bill during the year they were apart fill numerous boxes. After the war, Emmakate moved with Bill to Saratoga Springs, where Bill established his surgical practice and they started a family. Six children followed in rapid succession. Undaunted by the challenges of motherhood, Emmakate demonstrated a great talent for maintaining an orderly and predictable household and an active social life. She was known for her wonderful sense of style, her impeccable manners, her clever conversation, and her love of ballroom dancing (“I’d rather dance than eat!” she’d often remark). She was generous and compassionate as

well, volunteering countless hours for charitable organizations such as the Flower and Fruit Mission, the Hospital Guild, the Orenda Garden Club, the Ladies of Charity, and St. Peter’s Catholic Church. She appreciated and actively supported the arts, with particular interest in Yaddo and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and also helped raise money for Skidmore College scholarships through the Annual Polo Luncheon. Golf, bridge, and reading were some of her favorite recreational activities. In winter, she skied every Saturday at Alpine Meadows with her children, despite never progressing much beyond the beginner slopes. Emmakate was also skilled at knitting and needlepoint. She lovingly stitched needlepoint Christmas stockings for each of her 17 grandchildren that are now family treasures. Emmakate was adventurous, and travelled the world with Bill before his death in 1990. As a widow, she continued her travels, visiting children and grandchildren who were spread across the country and around the world. She would no doubt be travelling still had it not been for a stroke suffered in Budapest, Hungary in 1999 that led to increased confusion and eventually to her move back to Atlanta to be near her eldest daughter, Kit. Throughout her life, Emmakate possessed a deep faith that carried her through life’s ups and downs. An


optimistic, happy person by nature, she truly believed that everything always worked out for the best. She had countless friends, who loved her for her beauty, her charm, and her sense of humor, but also for her strength in difficult times. Even as her dementia progressed in Atlanta, Emmakate never lost her ability to draw people to her and to make new friends. She was dearly loved, and lovingly cared for, by the staff at Brighton Gardens and by Cora Ford, to whom the family is eternally grateful. Emmakate is survived by her children and their spouses; Emmakate (Kit) and Bob Young of Atlanta, GA, William (Bill) and Polly Moore of Waitsfield, VT, Marianna and Nick Pratt of Garmisch, Germany, Christina and John Ferland of Portland, ME, Susan and Robert Harmon of Los Angeles, CA and Melanie and Marty Bodrog of Annandale, VA; 17 grandchildren; her great-granddaughter Eloise; one sister Isabel Wortendyke; several cousins in the Virginia area and in Sweden and many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends gathered in her memory on Wednesday evening, Oct. 13, 2010 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of Saratoga Springs. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, Oct. 14 at the Church of St. Peter by the Rev. Neil Draves-Arpaia. Burial followed in the family plot at St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Memorials may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633 or to The Corporation of Yaddo, PO Box 395, Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-0395. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneral

James G. Krappman Saratoga Springs – James G. Krappman passed way Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 at Saratoga Hospital. He was 56. Born on November 23, 1953 in Saratoga Springs, he was a son of the late Fred and Joan Goulden Krappman. He was a graduate of Saratoga Springs High School. James worked for the State of New York at Mt. McGregor and Wilton Developmental Center for over thirty years as a stationary engineer/boiler operator. He also helped out with the family bait shop. James enjoyed being with his family and friends. He was a lifetime member of the Wilton Fire Department and a member of the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge No. 161.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by several aunts and uncles. Survivors include a brother, John Krappman and his wife Shirley; one niece, Kristin Keegan and her husband Joshua, one nephew, Stephen Krappman and his wife Tina; one great-nephew, Peyton Keegan; one great-niece, Brianna Krappman, all of Saratoga Springs; two aunts, Elizabeth Williams and Katherine Bellamy of Ballston Spa; one uncle, Earl Hughes of Saratoga Springs and several cousins. Relatives and friends called on his family on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of

Saratoga Springs. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated this morning, Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at 9:30 am at St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Ave. in Saratoga Springs by the Rev. Neil DravesArpaia. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Memorials may be made in his name to St. Peter’s ALS Regional Center, 315 South Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneral


James Anthony Toussaint

Saratoga Springs – James Anthony Toussaint, formerly of Fifth Avenue, passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center in Guilderland. He was 64. Born on Oct. 14, 1945 in Saratoga Springs, he was a son of the late William R. and Marion Frances (Hays) Toussaint. He was a graduate of the former St. Peter’s Academy, class of 1964 and graduated from Hudson Valley Community College in 1967. Jim had worked for several years for the NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance and also was employed at St. Clement’s rectory from 1973 to 1976. A former member of the Saratoga Springs Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, he was a communicant of St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, David N. and Joseph P. Toussaint. Survivors include three brothers, William R. (Suzanne) Toussaint of Arlington Heights, IL, Dr. Jon T. (Luann) Toussaint of Delmar, NY and

Stephen R. (Suzanne) Toussaint of Saratoga Springs; one sister, Judith Ann Toussaint of Saratoga Springs and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grand-nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 in St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, by the Rev. Francis E. Sullivan, CSSR. Burial will follow at the family plot in St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Avenue in Saratoga Springs. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of Saratoga Springs. Memorials may be made in his name to the Cerebral Palsy Center for the Disabled or to the Epilepsy Disorder Foundation. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneral

Eileen Ciamma Brown Porter Corners – Eileen Ciamma Brown of Ballou Road passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 at her residence. She was 85. Born on Oct. 8, 1924 in Rutland, VT, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Madeline H. Santwire and attended high school at St. Joseph Academy in Rutland. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Ciamma of MA. A successful real estate agent in the Saratoga Springs area, she was employed by Prudential Manor Homes for 30 years and most recently worked at Pinnacle Realty for 4 years. A member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Greenfield Center, she especially enjoyed spending time with her dog, Jessie. Eileen is survived by her daughter, Joanne Anderson of Escondido, CA,

one granddaughter, Melissa Anderson of Saratoga Springs; one grandson, Kevin Goshea and his wife, Samantha and great-grandson Chance Goshea of Wa s h i n g t o n , Oregon; her sister, Janice Audette of Nashua, NH and several nieces, nephews, many grand-nieces and grand-nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 in St. Joseph’s Church in Greenfield Center. Private burial will be in Rutland, VT at a later date. There were no calling hours. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneral

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OBITUARIES Patricia F. Maher-Dooley

Town of Saratoga – Patricia F. Maher-Dooley of Condon Road passed away Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at her residence. She was 70. Born on May 16, 1940 in Saratoga Springs, she was a 1958 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School, and employed for several years with Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. She was also a member of St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church, and of the Quaker Springs Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary. Patricia was pre-deceased by her parents, William P. Maher and Mary Dalton-Maher-Condon, and step-father Benjamin Condon Sr.; her husband Charles J. Dooley Sr., who died in 1978; two sons, Gregory J. Dooley, who died in 2005, and James Dooley; one sister and two brothers, Mary Toohey, John M.

Condon and Benjamin Condon Jr. Survivors include her children, Charles J. (Virginia) Dooley of Dalton, MA, Daniel Dooley of Canastota, NY, Kenneth M. Dooley of Saratoga Springs, Kelly (Michael) Booth, Patrick (Laura) Dooley, Jeffrey (Deborah) Dooley, and Sean (Stacey) Dooley all of Stillwater, and Christopher Dooley of New York City, 24 grandchildren, 3

great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret Martin of Albany, Ann Maher of Stillwater and Katherine (Eugene) LeClair of Two Rivers, WI, and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends gathered to remember her on Friday, Oct. 8 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of Saratoga Springs. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 9 in St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Burial followed at the family plot in St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Memorials may be made in her name to the Quaker Springs Fire Dept., P.O. Box 97, Schuylerville, NY 12871. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneral

Victoria (Vickie) Ann Humiston Schuylerville – Victoria (Vickie) Ann Humiston, 42, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 while at Glens Falls Hospital. She was born September 1, 1968 in Cambridge, NY and attended Schuylerville Central School. Her occupations consisted of being a wonderful mother, sister, daughter, aunt, and a wonderful friend. Vickie was employed by Toy Works in Greenwich for numerous years where she was known for her creativity and expertise in sewing. Throughout her years she enjoyed dancing, attending concerts, and hanging out with friends. She enjoyed gardening, loved her three dogs, Zena, Smokey, and Dutchess and her cat Tiger. Mostly her time was devoted to raising her son.

Vickie was deeply loved and will forever be missed by her son, her best friend, her “one love” Thomas Cheney Jr. They shared an “unbreakable bond” that will be forever treasured. She enjoyed her time spent with her sister, Shari Lynn, a sisterly love that was so deeply shared. Survivors include her son, Thomas Cheney Jr.; and his father Thomas Cheney, both of Schuylerville; her father, Earl “Bucky” Humiston of Fort Miller; her mother, Sherry Cenate of Gansevoort; sisters, Shari Lynn and husband Kyle Pierce of VT, Crystal and husband Gary Parker of NC; brothers, Rodney Humiston and his partner Jackie Adams of Fort Edward, Steven Humiston and his wife Lori of Greenwich, Dean Brownell and his partner Lindsay Wagnor of Fort Miller.

A special thanks to all the friends and family who have helped and supported her throughout this difficult time. She passed away due to cancer with her loved ones by her side. A special thanks to Glens Falls Hospital Cancer Unit. There were no calling hours. A graveside service was held at Fairmount Cemetery in Quaker Springs on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010. A reception for family and friends followed at the Middle Falls Fire Department. Memorials can be made in her memory to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 13 Gates Ave., Schuylerville. Online remembrances can be made at

Louis William House Porter Corners – Louis William House, 68, of North Creek Road passed away Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at his Porter Corners residence, following a courageous fight with cancer. Born on December 25, 1941 in Albany, he was predeceased by his parents, Louis W. House, Sr., and Catherine Tholl House. With a love for golf, the Adirondacks and World War Two and its fighter planes, he spent many years in the automobile industry and currently worked at Saratoga

Bridges. Survivors include his loving companion, Tina Roberts of Porter Corners and his children, Louis (and wife Cindy) House of Ballston Spa, Amy (and husband Michael) Urbaetis of Mechanicville and Jeffrey House and his fiancé Cara Franco of Clifton Park; his four beloved grandchildren, Ian, Brendon and Darrien House and Benjamin Urbaetis. Relatives and friends gathered Thursday, Oct. 7 at the William J.

Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of Saratoga Springs. Funeral services followed. For those who would like to remember him with a charitable contribution, please consider Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, 100 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneral


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Doris Mabee Kautzman Saratoga Springs – Doris Mabee Kautzman was born on March 16, 1930 in Goshen, NY and on October 11, 2010, passed away peacefully at Saratoga Hospital with family and friends at her side. Her life was full and vibrant, with education and writing always playing important roles. She attended a one-room schoolhouse and went on to graduate from State Teachers College at New Paltz. Doris was an elementary school reading specialist on Long Island for 29 years. After retiring she started a company to help children become interested in reading by writing and publishing their own books. Married to Philip J. Kautzman in 1953, they raised their three children in Westbury, NY. She and Phil retired and spent 20 years in Sebastian, FL. Upon Philip’s passing in 2005, Doris moved to Saratoga Springs to be near her daughters. Doris has four siblings: Marge, Helen, Harry and Trudy. She is also survived by her children, Carol

Kautzman, Philip Kautzman, Deborah DeLosa and her adored grandchildren, Amanda and Philip III. She will be missed by Debby Reynolds, Gail Kautzman and Jack Varley and numerous other family members and countless friends. Funeral services will be held this morning, Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at 9:30 am at Bethesda Episcopal Church, corner of Broadway at Washington Street, officiated by The Rev’d. Canon Thomas T. Parke, rector. Burial will follow at 11am at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. There are no calling hours. Memorials may be made in her name to the Saratoga Hospital Foundation, 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway (584-5373). Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneral

Scott Edward Duncan Gansevoort – The Duncan family is mourning the sudden loss of Scott Edward Duncan of Gansevoort. He was 35 years old. Scott was born on Dec. 9, 1974 and raised in East Greenbush until the age of 10 when he moved to Colonie, NY. Graduating from Colonie Central High School with high honors in 1993, he earned his pharmacy degree from Albany College of Pharmacy. Loving husband to Linda Marie (Reside) Duncan and dedicated father of Ian Scott (6) and Noel Lynn (1), he was the beloved son of Harry and Carol Duncan. Scott is also survived by his sisters, Heather (John) Seaton and Dawn (Michael) Churchill and his brother Timothy (Kathie) Duncan; his grandmother Pauline Wilkins and several nieces and nephews. Scott met the love of his life, Linda, during high school. Their

love continued to grow for 17 years and produced two beautiful children. He enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling the world. Favorite pastimes were his frequent trips to NY Yankees games with his father Harry whom he also referred to as his best friend. Relatives and friends may call today, Friday, Oct. 15 from 4 to 8 pm at the William J. Burke and Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 am on Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Burke Funeral Home by the Rev. Matthew B. Wetsel, associate pastor of the Church of St. Peter. Burial will follow in Greenridge Cemetery, Lincoln Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneral

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Big Bad Bully Chad Beatty PUBLISHER


itting here at my keyboard, I am somewhat stuck as to how to write this editorial or what to write. For those of you who know me, you know that I am seldom at a loss for words or shy about making my point known. I suppose I can actually be pushy with my views. I hope people don’t think I am a bully! Speaking bluntly, I don’t like bullies. I despise bullies. I have always pulled for the underdog and befriended those who didn’t have friends. Luckily I was never bullied as a child, but as with most adults I still carry baggage from my childhood. I am embarrassed to say that I didn’t always intervene when there was bullying going on and I am sad about that. What is a bully? It is certainly different today than it was during my childhood…yet it is also the same. Who is responsible for stopping the cycle? Is it up to the child, the other children, the school system or the parents? I would have to say we all share the burden. One major change from

decades ago, as it relates to bullying, is that children are now taking their life as a result of bullying. Every time I read a headline or hear a story where a young innocent life was lost, it makes me sick to my stomach. Not just metaphorically, it really makes me sick to my stomach and brings tears to my eyes. Bullying can take the form of words, pictures, actions or lack of actions. It can be based on socio-economic factors, demographics, material possessions, looks, education, homes or clothing to name a few. No matter what form or what the reason, bullying hurts. Words hurt. Being alone on the playground hurts. Teasing hurts. So what is the solution? I am going to go out on a limb and say that WE are the solution; you and me; moms and dads; teachers and counselors. We have to take a stand. We have to teach our children that it is better to Include than to Exclude. It is better to be Nice than Nasty. It is up to us to teach the hard lessons such as: Do you see a child sitting by him/herself in the lunchroom? Invite them to sit with you. Is someone picking on another child on the playground? Stand up for them. Is there a group teasing a single child? Don’t take part in it, and point out how wrong it is. If WE aren’t teaching our children these lessons, we are part of the problem, not part of the solution. Developing the virtues of Courage, Kindness and Character are not easy tasks . But if one is to take a stand against peers and go against the grain, they are going to need these virtues and

letter to the editor A note from one of our loyal readers: Your newspaper is so special. I like its layout as it makes it easy for me to find the info I'm looking to read. May I ask you to include one more "Town Meetings" place? My address is Saratoga Springs, as many of us on the Eastern shore of Saratoga Lake have, however we really live in Stillwater. We pay our taxes in Stillwater and therefore need to keep informed of our town meetings and business. Thank you. Margaret. -You got it, Margaret! See page 28 for this week's Town Meetings schedule, including Stillwater.

they are going to need to know that that is what is expected. This is where All Of Us come in. It takes guidance and leadership from strong adults. This is National Bullying Month and YOU are the solution. Do your part and don’t look the other way - someone’s life may depend on it.


Cyber Note Thanks for visiting our new site and for all the positive feedback. We are so glad you like it, find it easy to navigate and think its GREEN - we aim to please! Just in case you had a hard time navigating, here is a tip: If you go to the little black strip at the top of the newspaper or magazine (after you've enlarged it) you will see an icon that looks like an eyeball. When you click on the icon it

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GlobalFoundries draws Tokyo equipment supplier to Malta continued from Page 1 seeing the first wave of companies coming in to do just that,” Robert A Hayes, owner and developer of Highpointe, said.” The company, which has already established a relationship with the SUNY Albany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, will begin moving into the 7,400 office space during the first quarter of 2011 and plans on opening in 2012. Other major tenants at Highpointe include Wilber National Bank’s financial service center and a law firm, which cannot yet be disclosed. And, according to Hayes, who is also regional president of Wilber National Bank, there is a lot of interest in the remaining 3,000 square feet of space. “We currently have two other individuals looking at that space.” Malta Town Supervisor Paul Sausville said that Tokyo’s commitment to Saratoga County is only the beginning. “GlobalFoundries has set the stage for this secondary round of businesses that provide [relevant] services and want to locate nearby,” Sausville said. “It’s stimulating the

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Tokyo Electron, Ltd. is moving into an office inside Highpointe at Malta and will be open in 2012 economy and creating opportunities for businesses not just in Malta but all over Saratoga County.” Sausville referred to a “multiplier effect,” which indicates that the 1,400 jobs offered directly through the chip manufacturer will yield approximately 5,000 jobs across the region through secondary businesses like Tokyo Electron. “We are excited that Tokyo Electron has chosen to locate in Saratoga County. This will be an asset to the town of Malta and validate the years of work that SEDC

and all of our partners have spent to make Saratoga County the ideal location for semiconductor manufacturing and support services,” Dennis Brobston, Saratoga Economic Development Corporation president, said. The Luther Forest Technology Campus spans 1,100 acres, 200 of which are dedicated to GlobalFoundries. Saratoga Economic Development Corporation is globally marketing the rest of that development-ready space, along with many locations on

Route 9, Sausville said. Crediting SEDC’s award-winning marketing video for the success in attracting the first wave of spin-off businesses, Sausville is confident that many will follow. “Our marketing efforts have taken us around the globe and won us awards but they aren’t meaningful if we can’t attract quality jobs for our residents. Tokyo Electron’s decision proves that our efforts have paid off,” Brobston said. “[The video] is opening the door to world companies that are looking to locate in a growing area, and Malta is at the epicenter. We’re so excited about it,” Sausville said. The anticipated regional impact is phenomenal to say the least, and

will hopefully balance Malta’s growth. With such a large number of jobs coming into Saratoga County, fewer people will have to commute to Albany and elsewhere for work. Local jobs means changes in the traffic patterns and restoring the general imbalance that exists: “We’ve been pretty much a bedroom community for years; we want people to be able to live and work here.” “It enhances our small town quality of life; these companies are offering 21st century jobs to our children and our grandchildren, so people will be able to stay local and live near grandma and grandpa,” Sausville said.

Upcoming Events at the Saratoga Springs Senior Citizens Center: The following events will be held at the Senior Citizens Center of Saratoga Springs located at 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs, NY. Call 584-1621 to register. Mondays: 10/18 through 11/22 from 12:30 to 3 pm. A free workshop titled "Living Healthy" offered by the Office for the Aging, describes how to take charge of chronic conditions by implementing ways to better manage ongoing health needs. Attendance for all sessions not required. Thursdays: 10/21 and 10/28 from 12:30-2:30 pm. Ceramic instructor Patrice Mastrianni will be hosting ceramics classes for all levels. Participants will be painting assorted Halloween and home décor bisque items. Pieces will be kiln-fired for pick up 1 week later. Cost: $5 for one class $7 for both. Come and explore your creative side! Friday: 10/22 from 12:30-1:30 pm. MVP will host a free seminar titled "Total Recall: Enhance Your Memory" providing techniques and exercises to sharpen the mind. Monday: 10/25 two sessions: 1:30 or 6:30pm. Our Book of the Month Club will be discussing "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khled Hosseini. We have some copies available at the center courtesy of the Saratoga Springs Public Library. We hope to hear you there! Trial Transportation Program: Come socialize and enjoy meals and activities at the Center. We are providing roundtrip transportation to the Center from local senior housing sites. Pick-up 8:30 am and drop-off 2:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Round trip $1. Call 24 hours in advance for reservations, (518) 584-1621.


TODAY Friday, October 15, 2010 we turn around and grab some Girls on the Run okay, of the other girls and help them continued from Page 1 out a strong set of values and guidelines, many struggle to maintain a healthy self-image. Enter Girls on the Run, an international program founded by Molly Barker in 1996. Originally introduced in North Carolina, Girls on the Run has spread to 42 different states in the U.S., as well as several parts of Canada. The goal behind the program is simple: to give young girls between the ages of 8 and 13 the tools necessary to cultivate healthy life habits and strong selfesteem. “Girls on the Run aims to help girls [figure out] what they value, while celebrating their own unique characteristics and abilities,” Jodie Brynes, the overall coordinator for over 23 different Girls on the Run sites in Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties said. One group overseen by Brynes is the program at Dorothy Nolan’s Elementary School in Wilton, currently in its second season. Coached by community volunteer Sarah Charleson, the program brings together girls from grades three through five twice a week after school. “My daughter had leukemia, so I would do the marathons to raise money for the society,” Charleson said. “I always had that help-outthe-community kind of feeling after my daughter was diagnosed, and somebody mentioned [Girls on the Run] and I thought, wow! What a wonderful idea.” Together with other volunteers from around the community, Charleson begins each Girls on the Run session with all the girls sitting together in a circle, partaking in a (hopefully) healthy snack and learning together about good habits and self-respect. “Today our topic is respecting others, and also respecting yourself,” Charleson said. “Other days we try to enforce things like healthy eating habits.” Overall the curriculum tries to teach the girls to “think about the choices they make, and how those choices will affect themselves and the others around them,” Brynes said. These lessons are then reinforced with a running component, where the girls begin to train for a 5K (3.1 mile) run to be completed by the end of the course. “[The girls] didn’t have any idea (and I didn’t have any idea) how hard it is to run your first 5K. So what we do is we run with a few of the girls, and as long as they’re

along. While some of them may have their doubts, they all complete it one way or another. And after they’re done, it’s really just an awesome, emotional [event] for them,” Charleson said. Out of the 16 girls who participated in last year’s program at Dorothy Nolan, nearly all of them have returned for the second session, with nine other members coming on for the first time. One girl who has benefited tremendously from joining the program is Keellyn Cummings, who is back with the team for the second time. “My daughter is a very smart person in school and gets very good grades, but she’s very quiet and shy,” Jay Cummings, Keellyn’s father said. “And so being in this program is a very good thing for her. She works with other kids and the coaches to kind of build her confidence up as she goes forward. They incorporate the running with that, and she’s really blossomed in the program because of it.” “I really like it,” said Keellyn about Girls on the Run, “because it makes you more comfortable around people. It teaches you not to let people put you down, and to stand up for yourself.” Lena Ruggles has also become a regular participant at the Girls on the Run after school sessions. “[Girls on the Run] really helped Lena’s confidence and has done wonders for her personally,” said Lena’s mother, Catherine Ruggles. “She’s more outspoken, not afraid to speak up, and not afraid to be criti-

9 cized so much either. The program’s really wonderful because it’s all about building strong women, starting with girls.” As Lena and the rest of the girls run back and forth in the school yard, they carry with them a series of flashcards with the foods they’d eaten that day written down. When they reach one end of the field, they drop a card in an envelope marked either grain, dairy, meats, fruits, vegetables, or sweets – an exercise designed to reinforce the nutritional lesson they learned earlier in the afternoon. For the duration of the exercise, every one of the girls cheers loudly for each other, screaming encouragements like, “You can do it!” as they sprint across the yard. “If there’s one person who can’t make it, you have others there to help you,” Lena said. Since joining the program, Lena not only has grown more sure of herself, but her running has greatly improved. “I can finally beat my brother now,” Lena said. Girls on the Run is always looking for new volunteers, and strongly encourages parents to help with the program. “Anybody who’s willing to spend some time with a group of… girls – people of all abilities, walkers, runners – we love to have people come in and help keep the girls organized,” Brynes said. “We’re also looking for people willing to do web design, or organize fundraising drives.” For those interested in lending a hand, Jodie Brynes can be reached by phone at (518) 926-5942.

Photo by Mark Bolles• Saratoga Today

Girls on the Run pose for photo outside Dorothy Nolan Elementary




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Geothermal Energy is Latest Local Trend New Wilton office complex, Saratoga National Bank utilize energy-efficient heating and cooling system by Yael Goldman Saratoga TODAY Cost savings, energy efficiency and environmental awareness are bringing two local businesses to the forefront of green building design. Munter Enterprises and Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company's current construction projects are taking advantage of Aztech Geothermal's heating and cooling technology, a highly efficient and cost-effective alternative to electrical and natural gas systems that emit 25 percent less carbon into the atmosphere. The geothermal heating and cooling system converts energy from the ground using underground boreholes, pumps and pipes. In Saratoga County, the ground stays relatively constant at about 52 degrees year-round; using this temperature as a base point, the pumps will extract energy from the ground to heat in the winter and puts energy back into the ground in the summer for cooling. Pumps move the energy but only use a small amount of electricity. "Thirteen 450-foot boreholes with 900 feet of pipe each are constructed under the parking lot [at a commer-

cial site]. Using pumps, a water and antifreeze solution runs through the pipes and pulls the energy out of the ground in the winter and puts it back in the summer," John Ciovacco, Aztech project manager explained. The geothermal system works like a refrigeration system. Without running on combustion, the system is self-sufficient, energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly and doesn't rely on a finite source. "Geothermal is a very robust technology with many benefits, plus it’s very reliable and easy to service," Ciovacco said. Munter Enterprises is developing Edie's Crossing, a unique office complex at 4300 Route 50 in Wilton that will offer tenants (and hopefully nonresidential condominium owners if the Attorney General approves) significant cost savings using the energy-efficient heating and cooling system. According to David Leman, the commercial Real Estate Broker for Edie's Crossing, most commercial projects forego the geothermal option because it's more expensive to install. "Owners typically build as inexpensively as possible and the tenants bear the brunt," he said. "Geothermal is really driving this project to bene-

fit the end user, the tenant or owner who will only spend an average of $.30 per square foot on utilities costs." With geothermal technology, Edie's Crossing will use $1 worth of electricity to work $4 worth of heating and cooling. The builder chose to go the geothermal route because it "hits all the notes": it's affordable and efficient. Leman also said that tenants will benefit from the complex's location. Aside from its equidistance between exits 15 and 16 and proximity to downtown, tenants will benefit from having a Saratoga Springs business address while paying Wilton taxes. "They'll be paying 30 percent less. It's really a win-win," Leman said. Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company is also utilizing geothermal technology, but to update an existing space. The local bank is getting ready to reopen its Corinth branch office, after a complete redesign project transformed the formerly energydelinquent building into an entirely efficient space. "It was built in the 1970s when gasoline was probably less than a dollar a gallon. It's an understatement to say that it is not energy efficient," Ray O'Conor, Saratoga National

Bank president, said. According to O'Conor, the poorly insulated structure uses double the amount of energy as another location that is half its size. "Based on the numbers that Aztech gave us, we'll probably get our investment back in as a few as eight years, so we're going to see a very substantial savings," he said. Geothermal heating and cooling is not yet widely used in the area, but Ciovacco said it's gaining popularity. "Another big benefit is the fact that

the government supports geothermal now, so essentially the cost is reduced by both New York State programs that NYSERDA has put in place, and also Federal government programs," he said. "The Federal incentives, in particular, will help really establish the technology." Yielding big benefits of cost savings, energy efficiency and environmental impact, it seems like more commercial, even residential projects will start taking advantage of geothermal.

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An architectural rendering of Edie’s Crossing A commercial geothermal system uses a series of pipes, laid 450 feet underground, that circulate a water solution to extract energy from the ground in the winter and deposit energy in the summer. The geothermal heat pumps inside the building use this energy drawn from the ground to efficiently heat and cool the building.




Friday, October 15, 2010

Local Business Bulletin Another stylish event for Shelters of Saratoga Mine Nightclub and Bartini partnered with hairstylist Philippe Bevan of Bevan Beauty Lounge and the Audiostars last weekend for a full night of fashion, fun and philanthropy. The Audiostars performed at the downtown venue on Friday, October 8 from 9 pm to 3 am as the hairstylist and his team put on a choreographed fashion show to benefit Shelters of Saratoga. All ticket sales, which totaled $410, directly supported the adult homeless shelter that serves over 500 individuals from Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties. "The community support is invaluable," Cindy Harrington, Shelters of Saratoga representative, said. The fundraiser was the most recent collaboration between local businesses owners to benefit Shelters of Saratoga. A similar event, which brought together Bevan, Jaclyn Clark of Broadway Salon, CrewsHair360, fashion photographer Evan Luaber, hand percussionist Michael Paratore , singer Marcus Ruggiero, Frivolous Boutique and Saratoga Saddlery, took place in August and raised over $700 for the organization. "The event was absolutely fantastic," Bevan said. "The music was great; it was an exchange between people, beauty and fashion for a good cause." Although Bevan was thrilled with how the event turned out, he wants to encourage more people to come out and support Shelters of Saratoga at the next fundraiser for Shelters of Saratoga. "Winter is coming; they need money, food, clothes and many other things. They only charge $5 at the door and you'll have a fantastic time," he said. "It's important to give a little bit." (Photo by Evan Lauber Fashion Photography)

Stock Studios opens on West Ave Stock Studios Photography unveiled its new 216 West Avenue location during a ribbon- cutting ceremony on Friday, October 8. The west side studio is Tom Stock's first permanent location, and he plans to stay put for at least the next 15 years. Stock, who has rented studio space at four other locations in Saratoga Springs, had been searching for the perfect property for over 20 years and he wasn't going to settle. When 216 West Ave became available in his price range, he knew he'd struck real estate gold. "It's the perfect space. I really got lucky," he said. "Although I'm an industrial photographer, this space is very comfortable and warm. It has character to it," he said. According to Stock, who says an open house is in the works, the space and easy-to-find location has really boosted business; the new studio better serves his diverse clientele, for both in-studio and on-location photo shoots. "The move brought a lot of new business and a lot of old business is coming back," Stock said. "Business is good in Saratoga; it might not be in the rest of the state, but it certainly is here."

Mark Bolles • Saratoga Today

Tom Stock unveils his new studio during Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony.

SUNY ESC, HRCCU partner for employee education Finding time to go to college while balancing a full-time job and a busy life isn't easy, but overcoming this challenge just got easier for Hudson River Community Credit Union employees. The local credit union is partnering with SUNY Empire State College to provide its staff with access to an educational model designed to fit the schedule of busy working adults. "Education for employees is a critical component of retaining our talent as we grow," HRCCU Chief Executive Officer, Sue Commanda said. "With the complexities of modern life, there is a need for providing flexibility in terms of time and place, which is why our partnership with SUNY Empire State College is a perfect fit." A formal signing took place Tuesday, October 5.


Mary Martin’s Grand Reopening by Yael Goldman Saratoga TODAY Mary Martin is celebrating the reopening of her fine spa business on Washington Street. Martin entered the business when she was 18 years old, and has since made a name for herself in the local community for providing the finest spa services around. After five years perfecting her trade at Mary Martin & Co.'s Long Alley location, the well-known Saratoga Springs beautician outgrew her original spot. Last month she decided it was time for an upgrade and, after just three weeks of decorating and readying to reveal the new place, Martin is open for business at 81 Washington Street. Staying true to her roots, Martin made sure to retain the same "French motif" and classy feel with artistic touches, crystal chandeliers, stamped copper ceilings and animal print galore, even though she's doubled her space. Local artist Judith Aratoli Tully is creating picturesque scenes of Italy inside the spa. Once complete, the murals will enhance the customer's overall experience by creating a relaxing yet romantic setting.

Mary Martin • Saratoga Today

Mary Martin & Co moved to 81 Washington Street Despite the changes, Mary Martin & Co will still provide the same palette of services, including facials with custom microdermabrasion, body and facial wax, spa manicures and pedicures, pedicures utilizing state-of-theart antimicrobial equipment, parafin treatment, makeup consultation, eyelash extensions, spray on tan, and her famous Brazilian waxing. However, Martin plans on taking advantage of the added space by paying more attention to her makeup artistry. "I've become really popular with doing special occasion and wedding makeup, and I want to work on expanding that part of my business," she said. As a former model, Martin knows how difficult it can be to

schedule in-salon appointments, which is why she offers makeup services both in the salon and on site. Customers can also enjoy this same convenience with her spray tan services. For more information about Mary Martin & Co, visit or call (518) 583-4222 to make an appointment.



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It’s a boy! Amber and Robert Lloyd of Saratoga Springs welcomed a baby boy, Alexander Jacob, on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Saratoga Hospital. Alexander weighed 8 pounds, 10.9 ounces and was 211⁄2 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Bonnie and Jacob Arnold of Watervliet; his paternal grandmother is Jean Lloyd of Saratoga Springs. Congratulations, everyone!

Galway board members receive award Galway School Board of Education Vice President Cheryl Smith and board member Terry Ostrander have each received the Level 2 – Honorary Leadership in Governance award from the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA). NYSSBA presented this award to those board members who have completed five or more of the eight original School Board Institute courses that fell under the previous points recognition program.

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Habitat for Humanity to host Family and Friends Appreciation Day On Sunday, Oct. 17, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren & Washington Counties will host Family and Friends Appreciation Day at Saratoga Strike Zone, 32 Ballston Avenue in Saratoga Springs. For $10, participants will receive unlimited bowling and shoe rental from noon to 2 pm, one bumper car ride, and a trip to the Ballocity room. This event is open to the public of all ages. “So many companies, organizations and individuals have donated their money, time and talents to help us build lasting dreams for our homeowners,” said Kristin Kesnowski, President of Habitat for Humanity, Northern Saratoga, Warren & Washington Counties. “We thought this would be a nice way to bring past and future volunteers, as well as our homeowners, together for a fun afternoon.”


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

Alexandra, age 7

George, age 10

Keegan, age 6

The tooth fairy club is sponsored by:

659 Saratoga Rd. Gansevoort, NY 12831 (518) 226-6010



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History Enhanced by Heritage Hunters’ Database continued from Page 1 An exciting user-friendly touchscreen research database, well over a decade in development, is now available to visitors to the Saratoga National Historical Park. The program (titled ‘Participants at the Battles of Saratoga’) enables people to access thousands of records that were gleaned from well over 100 different source materials as diverse as militia muster, payroll and pension lists – many handwritten – and synthesized into a consistent record that contains details on approximately 15,600 names who were 1777 Battlefield participants on the American side. The database is available at no cost at the Park’s Visitor Center, which is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily. This is a major achievement, but there is still much more to come as the information and database will continue to grow significantly over time. The intent over the next few years is to update and add data about other Americans as well British participants and even GPS data showing the exact location(s) where these units fought. Currently that information is now only available to visitors by appointment with Park Rangers. Eventually, visitors will be able to access all these materials in one centralized place, and walk the battlefield through the exact loca-

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(Above): Saratoga National Historical Park volunteer Bob Vawter demonstrates the Ancestor Research program that is now available in the Visitor Center. The database is the result of over 30,000 hours of volunteer work by members of Heritage Hunters. The database will eventually updated to include GPS coordinates of Battlefield participants and will make it easier to go the exact places that they were in 1777. (On Cover): The historic Neilsen House at the Saratoga National Historical Park . tions that their ancestors marched in 1777. “Imagine finding your ancestor’s information recorded from sources over 230 years old and then going out on the battlefield and standing where they did,” said Park Superintendent Joe Finan. “It will be a deeply moving experience for thousands of Park visitors.” According to Gina Johnson,

Program Manager for the National Park Service at Saratoga National Historical Park, the data contained in the program is a result of the more than 30,000 hours of research performed by the members of Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County, a society dedicated to the study of historical and genealogical records in the area. Ms. Johnson and other Park officials went to great lengths to salute

the efforts of the originators of the Battlefield Database project: Frank Goodway (who is the Project Coordinator) and Fletcher Blanchard, as well as key researchers who also were involved with the mountain of editing and programming including Pat Peck, Harold Howe, Joan Cady, Karen Clark, John Paris and Allen Pooler. The information is also available on Heritage Hunters’ website ( apk.htm,) but now is readily available for any of the 150,000 visitors who annually visit Saratoga National Historical Park and wish to investigate their ancestor’s service. “We expect that the number of users will be in the tens of thousands.” Ms. Johnson said. “Well

over 10 percent of our visitors ask us for some sort of ancestral information.” Putting everything in one place and accessible at the Park should only increase that number. Park Ranger and Historian Eric Schnitzer was also grateful to Heritage Hunters and “that they are continuing their work to get to a database of 17,000 American Soldiers” and the other enhancements to the database. “We are looking forward to offering a visitor from our local area or from across the country access to a complete set of materials from one source.” Saratoga National Historical Park is located on Route 4 and 32 in Stillwater. For more information about the park and programs, call (518) 664.9821 ext. 224 or visit



Independence Party elects his chances at the polls in the upcom- before the elections on Nov. 2, Nolan ing elections after recently deciding plans on continuing to let his voice be representatives Lee Kolesnikoff, Clifton Park, was unanimously re-elected chairman of the Saratoga County Independence Party at its organizational meeting held September 29. Other officers elected are: Gordon Boyd, Saratoga Springs, vice chairman; Joanne Foresta, Saratoga Springs, Treasurer; Patty Ruggles, Round Lake, Secretary; Edward Miller, chairman for Saratoga Springs; and Cheryl Stevens, member of Executive Committee. Recognizing the growth of the Independence Party here in recent years, the party's State Committee elected Kolesnikoff to a newly created Vice Chairman position. Kolesnikoff said, "as our party continues to grow, we will become a more important choice for voters in local and statewide elections."

Another local announces write-in campaign for Governor Malta resident Jim Nolan will take

to run as a write-in candidate for New York State Governor. His name may not appear on the ballot, but make no mistake: Nolan is out to send a message to Albany and the legislature. “I want to show New York voters that there’s other options besides your typical candidates,” Nolan said. “I represent all the people who are sick of the direction New York is going in. I may not have a chance in winning, but I want to show all the big shot politicians that New York voters have had enough. Nolan, along with his oldest son Mike and two other close friends of the family have been running a campaign backed entirely by social media and word of mouth. Already on Facebook, Twitter and running a website of their own, the four have been gaining local support. Alhough Nolan has been happy with the early success, he still believes his campaign is just getting started. With just a few weeks left


Adirondack Trust Bank Robbery Arrest A Saratoga Springs man is scheduled to undergo a mental health evaluation after being arrested for a bank robbery downtown. According to Saratoga Springs Police spokesperson Lt. Greg Veitch at 9:10 am on Wednesday, October 13 the Saratoga Springs Police Department responded to a report of a bank robbery at the main branch of the Adirondack Trust Company located at 473 Broadway. Bank employees had reported that a male in his fifties had just robbed the bank and was leaving the area on a bicycle. Two bank employees followed the suspect and directed the police to his location about three blocks from the bank on Church Street, where he was apprehended by police without incident. Police arrested Matthew Lofchie, 57, of Zephyr Lane, Saratoga Springs and charged him with Robbery in the Third Degree, a class D felony. Police alleged that Lofchie entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. No weapon was displayed or threatened. Police allege that after obtaining nearly $7,000 from the teller, Lofchie started to leave the bank then stopped, put the money back on the counter and made several incoherent statements to bank employees before leaving. He was


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arrested shortly thereafter. Lofchie was arraigned in City Court and is being held without bail at the Saratoga County Jail pending the court-ordered mental health evaluation. When asked to comment about the fact that this was the fourth bank robbery in Saratoga Springs this year, Commissioner of Public Safety Richard Wirth commented: “Because of the economic times, certain individuals who have it tough in their own lives appear to be going to extremes and taking chances. However, our Police department is trained to the utmost to handle all situations to insure the safety of our City and its residents.”

Leadership Saratoga names 2011 class Leadership Saratoga, a program of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, announces its twentyfifth class of participants. The group held its opening retreat September 26 & 27. Members of the Class of 2011 are: Kelly Armer (YMCA of Saratoga), Michael Baxter (Heber Associates), Dr. John Beckem (Empire State College), Samantha Bosshart (Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation), Christopher Cook, (Verizon), Matthew D’Abate (Adirondack Trust Insurance), Marcy Dreimiller (Saratoga Hospital), Harjit Earnest (M&T Bank), Adrianna Flax (Saratoga Arts), Robert Kernan (The LA Group), Darryl Leggieri (The Saratoga Hilton), Jason MacGregor (Minich MacGregor Wealth Management), Jeffrey Meyer (Saratoga Performing Arts Center), Amanda Mody (One Roof), Carole Moreau (Skidmore College), Michelle Paquette (Skidmore College), Scott Peterson (Tully Rinckey), Kevin Quandt (Quandt’s


Foodservice Distributors), Carole Schiraldi (Saratoga National Bank & Trust Co.), Dawn Shannon (NPA Financial, Inc.), John Sutliff (Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corp.-KAPL), Heather Varney (Saratoga Bridges), Natalie Wait (Lemery Greisler), and Tonya Yasenchak (Engineering America). Members of the Leadership Saratoga Class of 2011 will be participating in a seven-month program that provides motivated individuals with leadership potential with a variety of volunteer leadership skills and orientation into current issues facing Saratoga County. They will also be working on group projects to benefit Franklin Community Center, the Salvation Army and Saratoga P.L.A.N.

Meet the Candidates: Yepsen and McDonald face-off Community members and registered voters gathered at the Malta Community Center on Wednesday Night, October 13 to meet the candidates for the 43rd State Senate District, Joanne Yepsen and incumbent Roy McDonald. The League of Women Voters continues their “meet the candidates” series with the following events: 10/19: Meet the Candidate for the 20th Congressional District (Scott Murphy and Christopher P. Gibson) at the Queensbury High School Auditorium at 7 pm. 409 Aviation Road in Queensbury. 10/25: Meet the Candidates for the New York State 109th Assembly District (Bob Reilly and Jennifer A. Whalen) and Saratoga County Family Court Judges (Jennifer Jensen Bergan and Robert A. Rybak) at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road in Clifton Park.

Pumpkin Weight Guessing Contest Michele Riggi’s annual Halloween extravaganza continues this week with the traditional pumpkin weight guessing contest. Community members are invited to come see the giant pumpkin on display in front of her North Broadway home (on the corner of Greenfield Avenue) and submit their best guess as to how much it weighs. The winning estimator will recieve a free, full-year family membership to the Saratoga Springs YMCA.


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A special supplement to Saratoga TODAY

Card Stores Life-Saving Medical Information by Yael Goldman Saratoga TODAY When every second counts in a medical emergency, responders and physicians shouldn’t have to spend precious time gathering patient history. A new technology called 911 USB makes information about drug interactions, conditions and allergies readily available to put those life-saving minutes back on the clock. The small device plugs right into the USB port of any computer and instantly provides medical responders with all the necessary information – all you have to do is create a profile for you or your loved one and save it securely on the medical ID device. Kurt Paul, owner of Spare Hands, LLC, a Saratoga Springs business that

offers products for the “older population,” recently began carrying 911 USB for its safety benefit to seniors; however, the device is ideal for anyone of any age. “It’s simple: the 911 USB card provides information that can save a person’s life,” Paul said. Everything from photographs, contact information, x-rays, electrocardiograms (EKG) and other important medical documents and reports can be stored right on the emergency card. “Doctors can instantly determine a patient’s identity, health conditions and prescriptions, to prevent accidental drug interactions and allergic reactions,” he said. “Knowing who to contact and what to do right off the bat saves doctors and hospitals a lot of time.” The information loaded onto the USB device is password protected, so only you can make changes to your profile. When plugged into a hospital computer, all of your medical records will be transferred from the 911 USB onto the screen in a “read only” format, which means it cannot be printed or altered. Tech support is available twentyfour hours, seven days a week for 911 USB users. The easy-to-use built-in software stores all of the information inside a small “credit card” that fits right in your wallet. Bright alert stickers can be placed in and outside the wallet to alert responders that everything they need is right there; recognizable medallion necklaces can also be worn. You can currently purchase the 911 USB device directly through Paul or at the two local businesses: O’Brien Pharmacy located at 4 Front Street in Ballston Spa and Christmas Gift Shop located at 4029

Route 50 in Wilton. Paul is also offering area charities and organizations the option to sell the device as a fundraiser. Starting as soon as November, Paul will be offering similar devices for property and pet information. With the 911 My Property eSafe USB, homeowners can prepare for the worst by storing information about literally everything they own. In the event of a flood or fire, or any other disaster, homeowners will have everything documented and available for insurance purposes. “You can scan all of your receipts, and literally walk from room to room documenting everything that you own,” Paul said. “That way, you’ll know exactly how much

everything cost to send to the insurance company.” Similarly, the My Pet eSafe device will fit right on your pet’s collar in case they are lost, or injured and brought to a veterinary hospital for care. For more information about 911 USB or any of the other devices, contact Kurt Paul at (518) 423-5275

or visit; call O’Brien Pharmacy at (518) 885-7330 or Christmas Gift Shop at (518) 584-0312.

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Financial Strategies for Women: their Families, their Future - Webinars focus on Women’s Investment Challenges by Arthur Gonick Saratoga TODAY

Photo by Mark Bolles • Saratoga Today

Caryn Kennedy

Women face unique challenges in planning their family’s financial future. They are participating in the workplace in ever-greater numbers, yet still earn less than their male counterparts. They are becoming more of a factor in the marketplace, controlling a greater percentage of wealth and economic assets over time, yet have a disproportionate share of poverty among seniors. According to Caryn Kennedy, an Investment Advisor with the John Hancock Financial Network, a March 2009 study by OppenheimerFunds on the Investment Habits of Women revealed that because nearly 90 per-

cent of women will be solely responsible for their family’s finances at some point in their lives, it is important for women to participate in their family’s financial planning today regardless of their marital status, employment situation, age or other circumstances. Ms. Kennedy has developed a series of financial planning webinars, one of which is called “Women and Investing: What you should be doing right now.” These interactive workshops explore the distinctive ways that women approach their financial lives and offer strategies for them to organize their family finances for today and the future. This webinar is offered on Tuesdays at both noon and 7 pm. There is no cost to take part, but registration is required. Register by email at

, and you will be sent a link to participate. Caryn has worked with women and families of all different circumstances. Her financial practice is focused on developing individual strategies to help women achieve financial stability. As a divorced single mother with three teenagers, she brings a perspective of “life lessons learned” in helping other women plan their financial strategies. “I balanced the family checkbook but generally did not participate any more than the average spouse,” she said “and so there were still many things that I had to learn by experiencing them first-hand. In these webinars, I try to take those experiences and turn them into practical applications that other women can utilize.” In addition to the “earnings gap” in the workplace, where women typically earn about 80 percent for the same work performed by their male counterparts, Caryn pointed out other circumstances that women face when planning their family’s financial future. Again citing the Oppenheimer research, she noted: “Less income means accumulating less Social Security income. When combined with the fact that women live an average of seven years longer than men, it’s a doubly-tougher circumstance,” she said. “This is exacerbated by the fact that traditionally men have had greater access to pension plans than women. When you combine these facts with the detail that women tend to be out of the workforce altogether for long periods of time because of the needs for either child-rearing and/or caring for elderly parents, the income gap over a lifetime grows even wider. Without sound financial planning that takes into account these circumstances, it’s not a surprise that currently a larger percentage of women, 1 out of 5, will live in poverty during their retirement years.” There are however, some advantages women tend to have over men in their philosophy and approaches to investments and financial planning. “While there are individual differences of course, a study last July by Harris Interactive for Charles Schwab showed that men do tend to go for bolder, higher-risk investments, whereas women tend to be more conservative, inclined to diversify and assume lower risk,” Ms. Kennedy said. “If they are handling the day-to-day finances of a household budget, they tend to

know where to ‘find money’ to put aside for investing.” Ms. Kennedy also noted that overall financial planning is of course an important need for everyone regardless of gender. In initial dealings with clients, she found that she has had to overcome a few common misconceptions about what working with a financial advisor actually means. “People think they need a tremendous amount of money to work with a financial advisor, when in fact the biggest impact on people’s financial lives comes to those with considerably less, at least in the beginning,” she said. “The more important point is to start your planning as soon as possible.” “Financial planning is more than investments and retirement. It’s the big picture; involving every aspect of your financial life.” Caryn noted. “A good financial advisor will look at everything from your household budget and retirement planning, tax and estate planning, through wealth accumulation. More importantly, we are a member of your team that discusses and formulates your family’s goals for the future – designing a portfolio that matches those needs and your comfort level with the risks involved.” One of Ms. Kennedy’s clients, Joanne Yepsen, was very appreciative of Caryn’s approach. “Caryn is not just about numbers; she is an advisor who listens to and spends time with her clients getting to know them, their life situations and specific financial needs so she can make the best possible recommendations. She offers personal individualized service which is positioning me for the future. I am also looking forward to her working with my three children to help them get the help early on that they will need to be financially comfortable.” Ms. Yepsen said. “Would you ever embark on a long journey without a map leading to your destination or without an idea where that destination is?” Caryn said. “That same principle applies to your financial situation. You need to have a plan to reach your long-term goals, and working with your financial advisor can help define the best path.” To reach Caryn Kennedy at the John Hancock Financial Network: Empire Financial Partners 120 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs (518) 587-2828 x123 Or carynkennedy@



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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month marks its 25th Year by Daniel Schechtman Saratoga TODAY October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year marks a milestone for organizations and individuals trying to bring attention to their cause. This October marks the 25th year in a row that breast cancer has been brought front and center in the public eye, but still the fight continues on. “Any time we have the opportunity to raise awareness, [to show] that this is still a big fight for men, women and their families, we want to get the message out there,” Mildred Aviles, Director of Medical Imaging for Saratoga Hospital said. “Each year, more than 13,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in New York State, and 3,000 of these women die from the disease,” Laurie Abbott, Executive Director of ‘To Life!’ said in a written statement. ‘To Life!’ – a locallybased organization, has worked to raise awareness and support for those afflicted with breast cancer (including women and their families) since 1998, and are dedicated to providing information and

resources to those who need it most. One of the key pieces of information organizations like ‘To Life!’ try to get across to the public is the importance of regular screenings, especially with women 40 years and older. “I think the key to breast cancer is to diagnose it early,” Aviles from Saratoga Hospital said. “If breast cancer can be diagnosed early, the survival rate is excellent. The idea is to come in when there are no symptoms for regular screenings, and if there is any disease we can catch it in its beginning stages. It’s one of the few cancers that they talk about being curable, where people can go on to lead a full, cancer-free life,” Aviles continued, stressing that often early detection is the key to successful treatment. As part of their efforts to provide information and resources to members of the community, Saratoga Hospital is hosting its annual Breast Health Symposium: Body, Mind, and Soul on October 20 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. “This year we have a radiologist

“Each year, more than 13,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in New York State... 3,000 of these women [will] die from this disease.” Laurie Abbott Executive Director of ‘To Life!’

(Angelo Watt), a surgeon (Joseph Bell) and an oncologist (Michael Keefe) who will be speaking [at the symposium],” said Ellen Kerness, spokesperson for Saratoga Hospital. “There will be vendors there for women to visit with as well, and a light dinner will be served.” The symposium is free to attend, although registration is required. To

register, please contact the Saratoga Hospital Health Source Line at (518) 580-2450. For those seeking additional information on breast cancer, ‘To Life!’ is also holding its own event free for the public to attend. “[We] will be hosting our first annual fundraising breakfast, a one hour event scheduled for Tuesday, October 19 at 8:00 am at the Inn at Saratoga in downtown Saratoga Springs,” Abbott said. “While we are excited as there are new advances in cancer research that we hope will lead to both prevention and a cure, ‘To Life!’ needs to be present to help our community right

here and right now. As women face cancer and navigate through various medical services to receive the treatment that they need, they also require support, education and other services that assist in their recovery.” RSVP’s for the breakfast are required by October 15, and the organization remains an excellent resource for those interested in learning more about breast cancer year round. To reserve your seat at the fundraiser, ‘To Life!’ can be contacted by phone at (518) 4395975, or you may visit their office in person, located at 110 Spring Street in Saratoga Springs.

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ft Friend or Foe? Meghan D. Lemery LCSW-R

I tossed and turned and stared at the clock. 1:23 am. No chance of sleep on the horizon. I turned on the computer, logged onto Facebook and was immediately

bombarded with meaningless news from various “friends.” “Doing laundry and going to sleep;” “Dog sprayed by a skunk again,” and the occasional angry post “Why can’t people be honest and good???” This is usually code for “I had a big fight with someone and don’t want to blast them so I will be subtle on Facebook.” So subtle. As I scrolled through the milelong newsfeed I had to ask myself the question, do I really need to know all of this information?? It’s one thing to catch up with friends, but seriously, do I need to know every detail of your day? While Facebook allows us to reconnect to old friends and new, it also provides us with intimate details and information, almost immediately, about people’s lives. I have come to believe that Facebook carries with it a certain power and allure, and when not used carefully, this power can only result in destruction. Case in point: I hadn’t talked to

him in ten years. He was my first adult relationship, and for the record, the definition of Adult, for me anyway, meant the following: Able to pay my own bills, eat something for dinner other than pizza, and work out faithfully at the gym. I stared at the Search button for what seemed liked hours. I felt my heart race when I typed in his name. I quickly looked around my kitchen feeling like a sneaky stalker who was going to get caught redhanded. His picture came up immediately and I felt my stomach turn upside down; to friend or not to friend: that is the question! As I stared at the computer screen I pretended to be my own therapist. What purpose would contacting him serve? Am I looking to reconnect with an old love? Is this a good idea? I knew the answer. We had both moved on and contacting him would only pry open a door that had long been shut. Decision was

made and I turned off the computer with a sigh of relief that I had made a wise choice. Week after week I have worked with numerous men and women who are on Facebook “innocently” chatting with old boyfriends and girlfriends. When I probe them for the reasons why, some of the common answers I’ve received are: “We were soooo in love,” “It makes me feel young again to talk to her,” “He compliments me all the time and it feels good.” Very subtly the door is open and more often than not, an emotional affair begins. The number of couples I have counseled that have broken up over Facebook-related connections is astounding to me. More often than not, these “connections” begin because we are lacking something in our own life and/or relationships. We fail to take the time to dig deep into what changes we need to make to be happy and this laziness results in all sorts of “connections” outside of your relationship.

Don’t be lazy about getting your life together. If you’re not happy, get off Facebook and deal with it. Ask yourself some very serious questions when stalking old lovers: “Why do I want to reconnect with this person?” “Is this a healthy, wise, decision?” “Would my partner be threatened by this friendship?” Get real with yourself and stop being careless about who you “chat” with on Facebook. I have seen way too many people blow up because they use Facebook without boundaries and wisdom. Take the time to check over your friend list and weed out anyone that could make you vulnerable to crossing over the line. Keep it clean and use the power of Facebook for good, NOT evil. Wishing you healthy, honest relationships today and always! Ms. Lemery is a psychotherapist practicing in Queensbury and Saratoga Springs. Please email topics of interest to



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Candid camera Kate Towne Sherwin Saratoga SAHM The dad of a childhood friend of mine has been so kind as to tell me that he makes a point to read this very column, though he’s never had an opportunity to meet my boys in person. He recently stopped by my house for the first time, and though he didn’t want to come in (as he had his dog with him), he did peer through our screen door to see the boys “in real life,” as he said. Johnny and Gabe were the only two in the room at that moment, and they were both sitting in the same toy box, both a bit disgruntled with the other for insisting on occupying the same space at the same time. “They’re exactly as I imagined them,” my friend’s dad sighed, with a grin, and I was pleased that my columns have painted an accurate (and grin-inducing) picture of our lives. It got me to thinking about other funny moments, childhood moments, little-boy moments — the kinds of things I never want to forget, the kinds of things that sit in my mind like snapshots, like Johnny and Gabe in that toy box together — and I thought I’d share

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Thomas &Gabe in treehouse

a few of my recent favorite actual snapshots. Thomas and Gabe are often an inseparable duo — they play together for hours, both inside and outside, and one of their favorite places is our tree house. I love watching them — some days they spend almost all their outdoor time in the tree house, chatting and playing — and this particular day Gabe caught me taking their picture. Gabe received a Buzz Lightyear action figure for his birthday, and he loved it so much that he clutched it at every moment, for weeks afterward, no matter what he was doing — eating, going to bed, watching

TV, even playing ball at the park with his dad. One recent afternoon, John was in a musical mood, and he found a microphone-shaped toy and belted it out, for a good fifteen minutes. I have about ten shots of him in singing soulfully, loudly, enthusiastically into his microphone. At the end of the concert, he pointed the microphone at me — the lucky lady from the audience who got to come up onstage and sing with him! Xavey doesn’t yet have those kinds of funny moments, but I love every bit of watching his development. “This silly blanket’s in my way!” he seemed to say this day, as

he practiced his newfound crawling skills. I can paint a thousand pictures of these days with words, and I do — I’m always writing down what the boys are doing and how they’re growing, hoping never to forget — but sometimes nothing beats an actual photo. Enjoy! Kate Towne Sherwin is a stay-athome mom (SAHM) living in Saratoga Springs with her husband, Steve, and their sons Thomas (6), Gabriel (4), John Dominic (2), and Xavier (7 months). She can be reached at

Xavey crawling

John Singing

Gabe with Buzz

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“Dreams, Exploration, Discoveries� Invention-themed curriculum inspires Saratoga Independent School students by Yael Goldman Saratoga TODAY At Saratoga Springs Independent School, learning means discovery. Each year, SIS incorporates school-wide theme into the curriculum that connects different grade levels and subjects. This year's theme, "Dreams, Explorations, and Discoveries," emphasizes invention, discovery and problem solving. "An umbrella theme educates at different breadths and depths and creates a cohesive learning community," Felice Cartliz, SIS Director of Education, said. "It's a wonderful approach to education." This unique curriculum teaches students that life is not easily compartmentalized into separate subjects. What is taught in social studies relates to and should be incorporated into what is learned in science and language arts, because making connections between courses puts

learning in a "meaningful context." At Saratoga Independent School, students from grades kindergarten through six kicked off their 20102011 school year by mapping out their own dreams, and establishing goals to accomplish by the end of the term. The students then began brainstorming and using their imagination to come up with inventions of their own. "In social studies they'll be studying Native Americans and explorers to the new world, and the history of inventions, while they will be studying the ocean and ocean currents and navigation in science," Carlitz said. Betty Chambers, Saratoga Independent School Science Teacher, focuses on the experimental and problem-solving aspect of inventing. Students are asked to think of a problem and come up with their own solution: whether it is realistic or unrealistic, the thought process is what counts. "We want students to ask them-

selves, 'how can I be an inventor,'" Carlitz said For Mary Sacks, Social Studies teacher, history and literature play a major part in learning about discovery. The younger students used a Doctor Seuss story called Bartholomew and the Ooblek to begin their exploration of the SIS theme. By making "ooblek" (a rubbery, malleable substance) themselves, the students made connections between fantasy and invention by bringing Dr. Seuss' literary creation to life in the classroom. The older students learned about real inventions that have impacted history. "We'll start from something we use every day now and look backward to see how it has progressed," she said. Through engaging in hands-on activities, students are learning about inventions that were beneficial and harmful, how one invention impacts the future of the world, and inventions that spur other inventions. For example, the McDonalds drive through was invented after the car. According to Felice Carlitz, this common theme brings students together. "Some of our student's parents have two or more children attending our school, and they comment that their kids have something to talk about together at the dinner table," Carlitz said. Once the students are finished with their own invention projects, Chambers plans on submitting a

group of them to the Capital Region Invention Convention, which is sponsored by GE. "They like to show off their creativity and share it with one another," Chambers said. "They absolutely love it," Cartliz

said. "Kids by nature are extremely creative; they are natural scientists; they like to test things out and try different things, and I think this curriculum has offered them an excellent chance to discover and create."

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Janice invented a device that will remind her to give water to her cat every day! Below: younger students enjoy making ooblek.



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Classroom Healthcare Career Discovery Night at BSHS The Ballston Spa Central School District, in collaboration with Saratoga Hospital, will be hosting a Healthcare Career Discovery Fair on Tuesday, October 19 from 5:30 to 8 pm in the Ballston Spa High School cafeteria. Interested Middle and High School students and parents are invited and encouraged to attend. This event will give students an opportunity to speak firsthand with professionals from throughout the healthcare industry. Saratoga Hospital staff members from various departments will share information about their specific career choices. Representatives from area colleges will also be available to provide information about their institutions and programs of study. Students and parents can learn about careers in nursing, pharmacy, medical imaging, laboratory sciences, radiation therapy, respiratory therapy, social work and care management, and physical, speech and occupational therapy. The career night is free and open to the community. For more information, call the Guidance Department at (518) 884-7150 or visit

Propane buses will help Ballston Spa reduce carbon footprint The Ballston Spa Central School District recently received a $63,165 grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for purchasing three propane school buses and installing a propane fueling station at the transportation facility. The district's goal is to reduce environmental emission in its bus fleet. "I commend the leaders of the Ballston Spa Central School District for their commitment to providing a cleaner environment for their students and for the community. Investments like these will help stimulate our economy while reducing our reliance on fossil fuels," NYSERDA President and CEO, Frank Murray said.

Schuylerville invites the community to tour new facilities Schuylerville residents are invited to tour the district's new facilities during a Community Open House on Sunday, October 17. The event will begin with a short introduction at 1 pm in the JuniorSenior High School auditorium, followed by tours of each building from


1:15 to 3 pm, beginning at the main entrance. Attendees will be able to walk through the campus areas that were added or renovated during the recent construction project including the 22classroom addition and new gymnasium, library, computer labs and auxiliary cafeteria at the Elementary school; the six-classroom addition and art suite, and renovated auditorium, Student Services Center/Main Office and Health Office at the Junior-Senior High School; as well as the expanded physical education and athletic facility, and turf field located at the High School. For more information about the event, contact the Superintendent's Office at (518) 695-3255, extension 3242.

BOCES Open House Event The local BOCES chapter (Washington-Saratoga-WarrenHamilton-Essex counties) is hosting its annual Open House event on Wednesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 21 from 6 to 8 pm at the F. Donald Myers Education Center, located at 15 Henning Road in Saratoga Springs. Current and prospective students and their parents are encouraged to attend the event. The Open House will provide opportunities to learn about BOCES programs and meet representatives from area businesses, colleges, labor unions as well as the New York State Department of Labor and military personnel, who will be available to answer questions. For more information, call (518) 581-3600.

SGF Adopt a Seat fundraiser helps Music Department The Parents in Support of the Arts (SPSA) is helping South Glens Falls Music Department purchase a baby grand piano for the newly renovated High School auditorium through an "adopt a seat" fundraising program. Community members are invited to adopt an auditorium seat for the fee of $50 per individual or family and $100 for local businesses. Those who choose to adopt a seat, will have their name or a short message permanently engraved on a metal nameplate. Anyone interested in supporting the South Glens Falls Music Department through the "adopt a seat" fundraiser should print a form from the high school website and submit it along with payment via mail to: SPSA, c/o Dolores Bullivant, South Glens Falls School, 42 Merritt Road, South Glens Falls, NY 12803.

SUNY ESC Vice Provost named Sloan-C Fellow Sloan-C Consortium, an organization dedicated to integrating online education into mainstream higher education, recently recognized Dr. Meg Benke, SUNY Empire State College interim Vice Provost by appointing her to its inaugural class of fellows. The Sloan-C Board of Directors recognized Benke for her extraordinary qualifications, significant experience, and distinguished service and leadership in online learning advocacy. Meg Benke, Ph.D., of Saratoga Springs, is interim Vice Provost for global and online learning. Previously she was Dean of the Center for Distance Learning. An educator and administrator specializing in distance learning for 25 years, Benke has been at the college for the past 17 years overseeing the Center for Distance Learning, which is the largest provider of online education in New York, and one of the largest programs in the country. "The breathtaking growth of online learning at SUNY Empire State College has opened doors for countless individuals who otherwise might have been denied AN educational opportunity," said Benke. "Recognition by the Sloan Consortium is an honor, and I am truly grateful for being named to the inaugural class of fellows."

Lecture Series on Lyme disease Holly Ahern, professor of microbiology at SUNY Adirondack, will give a talk on the scientific and medical facts, controversies and challenges surrounding Lyme disease on Tuesday, November 2 at 3:30 pm in the Scoville Learning Center Auditorium as part of SUNY Adirondack's College Lecture Series. Admission is free and the public is invited. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. In her presentation - "Lyme Disease 2010: A Growing Epidemic" - Ahern will discuss the microbiology and pathophysiology of Lyme Disease and explain why it is a much more sinister entity than what was first described as flu-like symptoms accompanied by a "bull's-eye" rash over 30 years ago. She will present the results of her recently completed study on the actual prevalence of Lyme disease in Washington, Warren and Saratoga counties. "From the data we've looked at so far, the number of people who have signs and symptoms of the disease is much higher than currently reported state and federal statistics," Ahern said. For more information about the lecture or lecture series, contact Joyce Miller, professor of Library science at (518) 743-2200 at extension 2485.

PSAT, SAT, ACT deadlines: Listed below are important test-related deadlines as listed on the College Entrance Examination Board website,, and The ACT website, PSAT: The Preliminary SAT is an optional, but recommended, prerequisite to taking the SAT. As a National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, the PSAT not only provides students with valuable practice for the official test and an opportunity to receive helpful feedback, it also allows a chance to enter scholarship programs. The test measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. The PSAT is typically taken for Merit Scholarship during students' junior year of high school. 10/16: the test is administered SAT: The SAT is the most widely used college admission examination, and is recognized by institutions across the world. As a tool for assessing an applicant's general knowledge, the regular SAT tests knowledge in the common subjects covered in schools across the U.S: reading, writing and math. However, some college programs may require applicants to take SAT subject tests, typically pertaining to their intended field of study. The following subject tests are available to take: U.S. History, Literature, Chemistry, Physics Mathematics Level 2, Chinese with Listening, French with Listening, German with Listening, Japanese with Listening, Spanish with Listening, Korean with Listening, Mathematics Level 1 and Biology E/M. Taking a subject test can also enhance one's credentials if it's not already an admission criteria. Most college-bound students take the SATs during their junior or senior year of high school. 10/22: deadline to change test type, location or date 10/22: deadline to late register for subject test by mail, phone or online 11/6: subject tests are administered 11/4: deadline for regular registration 10/17: deadline for changes 11/19: deadline for late registration by mail, phone or online 12/4: subject tests are administered ACT: The ACT is another college admissions examination that is not administered by the College Board. Much like the SAT, the exam evaluates prospective college student's ability to complete college level work by assessing general development in four areas: English, math, reading and science. The test is a multiple-choice format with an optional writing test that measures the test-taker's ability to plan and write a short essay. Most students take the ACT during their junior or senior year of high school. 11/5: deadline for regular registration 11/6-19: late registration with late fee 12/11: test is administered

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Easy Beef Bourbon Stew (crockpot style)

Suzanne Voigt Farmers’ Market I just returned from an extraordinary vacation in Lexington, KY, watching some of the worlds’ finest horses perform, at the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Even if you are not “into horses,” one could not but be impressed by these magnificent 1200 lb. + animals defying gravity, twirling into dizzying spins, or dancing across a stadium under a starlit sky while thousands of people cheered, clapped, whooped and hollered their appreciation. There is no doubt about it, Kentucky is horse country. But did you know it is also Beef and Bourbon country? Kentucky fields are dotted with Thoroughbreds AND Angus and in between the fields and towns the countryside boasts many distilleries of the world’s finest Bourbons. I

think I may have found my nirvana…. Watching horses all day builds up a good appetite. Lexington restaurants are good, especially their steak and beef houses. Mixing Bourbon with beef down there is like a New Englander having cheddar cheese with apple pie – they just go together. Our days in Saratoga are getting shorter and the temperatures cooler. A nice fall stew is calling and I suggest this Beef Bourbon Stew cooked in a crock pot for its southern warmth, New England practicality and its incredible taste. The Farmers’ Market has wonderful stew meat available – all hormone-free and from grass-fed happy cows – as well as local organic vegetables to make this recipe a masterful blend of flavors. I used two different Bourbons, (Makers Mark for its sweetness and William La Rue

Weller for its richness), but your favorite brand will work fine. Not to worry about alcohol content in this dish, as the alcohol is all cooked off with just the flavor remaining, so it’s

safe for toddlers on up to enjoy. In a large crockpot: 1. Sprinkle 1⁄2 cup flour on bottom and shake salt and pepper on top. 2. Put in 2 1⁄2 lbs. of cut-up stew

meat and toss, covering meat with flour mixture. 3. Add 1⁄2 cup bourbon of choice (I use a mix of Makers Mark and Weller’s) and stir to coat meat. Let sit for 5-10 minutes. 4. In the meantime, chop up: • 1 onion • 1 white potato • 1 sweet potato • 3 large mushrooms • 3 medium carrots • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed 5. Add to meat in crockpot at appropriate time and sprinkle with small amount of herb mix (not to exceed 2 • rosemary leaves • thyme • sage • oregano • basil • parsley Note: You can omit any herb not of your liking and it will be fine. 6. Pour 3⁄4 cup of beef stock (low sodium, preferably) over the top of the mixture, a 4 oz. can of tomato paste and, if desired, 2-3 diced tomatoes. 7. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.



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Caramel Apple Bites by Jodie Fitz Saratoga TODAY On more than one occasion my kids have spotted those deliciously appealing decorated apples that make their appearance during the fall. They always think that they want one, and really, how can I blame them? The caramel, the chocolate and the crushed nuts are enticing. And, yet there is always one problem – they can’t ever finish more than a quarter of the apple at one time; nor can I. And so, we wrap it, put it in the refrigerator and find the exposed apple browning, thus, losing its original allure. There it sits, never finished and eventually tossed. Having experienced this scenario more than once, I have decided to avoid the situation altogether and skip the giant apples, making my Caramel Apple Bites instead.

Caramel Apple Bites 1 medium apple 2 caramel apple wraps 1 tablespoon Price Chopper peanut butter (optional) 6 oz. milk chocolate morsels 8 Price Chopper pretzel sticks 1 skewer Begin by washing the apple and drying it. Use an apple corerwedge to create 8 slices. Cut off a


1 quarter of an inch of each end of the apple pieces so that you have a flat edge. (picture 1) Spread the peanut butter onto one side of each of the apple wedges. (picture 2) Cut the caramel wraps with a pizza cutter, approximately one inch wide. Wrap a slice of caramel around each apple. Note: There will be excess caramel, which you can store with the other wraps for future use. Using a skewer, make a hole on the end of each apple where you cut to create a smooth edge and insert a pretzel stick. (pictue 3) Melt the chocolate morsels in the microwave in a glass bowl on high for one minute. Note: The morsels will not look fully melted. However, if you stir them they typically melt together. If you need to melt the chocolate more, simply use 30 second

2 intervals stirring each time. Dip the covered apples into the chocolate and refrigerate. Note: Use a spoon to assist with coating the apples with chocolate as the pretzels can be tricky for little helpers. This recipe makes 8 servings. (picture 4) Caramel Apple bites are a great treat with a similar taste to those beautiful big apples; in fact, it’s amazing how one apple feeds my entire family. One serving is more than enough and because the apples are completely covered you can save the remaining slices for the next day, enjoying the entire apple without browning and without waste!


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Frozen Shoulder byJames Markwica, MS PT for Saratoga TODAY Tiz the season to wrap up the boats, cover the pools and continually tidy up the yard as bags and bags of leaves fall from the trees seemingly endlessly. Repeated pushing and pulling, lifting and reaching that when combined with a low grade irritation in your shoulder, can become a serious problem. A frozen shoulder is a relatively common injury or diagnosis that may arise from autumn activities. Across America about 5 percent of the population may be affected by a frozen shoulder with about 60 percent affecting women over men. It is also known to be about 5 times more prevalent in the diabetic population. The age category of people between the 40 – 60+ are most commonly affected and research has shown the non-dominant arm to be most effected while about 12 percent are affected on both sides. Frozen shoulder occurs when the capsule which surrounds the contents of the actual shoulder joint physically thickens and retracts, therefore restricting movement. The cause of this condition is often undiagnosed, but it commonly may be linked to an injury such as a fall onto an outstretched arm or directly onto the shoulder. Sometimes the condition will be linked to an

underlying tear of the rotator cuff, but oftentimes the true cause of the frozen shoulder will appear for no apparent reason. People who experience the symptoms of a frozen shoulder will complain of pain with progressive and restricted range of motion (ROM). The initial stage of ‘Freezing’ occurs quickly following the injury if an injury is present and can last from 1 – 8 months. Once frozen, the arm for many will be unable to be moved more than 40 degrees in any direction. Literally the arm will be ‘Frozen.’ In this phase muscular atrophy occurs within the shoulder impacting the rotator cuff along with the deltoids and all muscles controlling the scapulae. Finally, over time and with treatment, usually the shoulder will begin to ‘Thaw’ as motion will be restored but the shoulder will continue to be very weak, oftentimes requiring therapy and strength training. While suffering in the initial stages of a Frozen Shoulder, one might experience one if not all of the current treatments that are most effective for management: Cortisone injections are often utilized during the freezing and frozen stages to inhibit the freezing process and provide improved comfort to the patient. Although cortisone injections may not cure the problem, they can provide

weeks if not months of relief during the recovery process. Oral analgesics are also popular in daily management. Physical therapy, including exercise and joint mobilization, are most effective in treating the shoulder in both the freezing and frozen phases. The goal is to improve the shoulder’s mobility and recover any strength that was lost during the length of the freezing/frozen and eventually the thawing process. A TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) may be used in conjunction with therapy for daily pain management. In rather rarer cases manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) may be performed by an orthopedic surgeon to facilitate speedy recovery of mobility via the breaking of

adhesions within the joint capsule. This is very often followed by a course of physical therapy ranging from weeks to months depending upon the remaining weakness. Some other treatments used although with less regularity are Hydrostatic distension, arthroscopic surgery, open capsular release and rarely total shoulder replacement. In most cases conservative management is selected by the orthopedic surgeon involving physical therapy and injections of an antiinflammatory with the primary goal of independent management via a home exercise program. If you or someone you know suffers from shoulder pain and unusual stiffness, it is ill-advised to begin a new exercise program without consulting first with your

physician, orthopedic surgeon, physical therapist, physiatrist or other specialists who regularly treat shoulder and upper extremity pain. It is important to first get an accurate diagnosis for the cause of pain, as the specific exercises recommended will depend on the cause. Frozen Shoulder, if left untreated, may become a much more serious condition that can lead to an invasive or surgical intervention. James Markwica, MS PT is a New York State Licensed Physical Therapist at LaMarco Physical Therapy, 417 Geyser Road in Ballston Spa and within Saratoga Health and Wellness on 30 Gick Road in Saratoga Springs. For questions or follow-up, contact James at 587-3256 or online at



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ASK THE FINANCIAL EXPERT by Stephen Kyne for Saratoga TODAY Dear Steve, It was announced last week that there probably won’t be a cost of living adjustment for Social Security recipients next year. How can I increase my income in other ways? - Helen.


Hi Helen, Believe it or not, there has been “officially” no inflation this year. This is only the second year in history that there won’t be a cost of living adjustment (COLA). Incidentally, 2010 was the first time. If you’re of the age where things like medical expenses are a larger percentage of your budget, you probably would disagree with the “official” assessment. Depending on your financial resources and your tolerance for investment risk, there are several options available to help you increase your income and maintain your lifestyle. Let’s look at a few: One of the most conservative ways to create income is to utilize a fixed annuity to create a “personal pension.” This works by depositing a sum of money with an annuity company. In turn, the company will guarantee you a set stream of income for whatever period of time you dictate. Because traditional bank CD and money market rates are at historic lows, with no end in sight, fixed annuities have become a very attractive option for retirees to create income with very little risk. Investing in bonds may be another option for you to achieve a reliable income stream. By purchasing a bond, you are lending money to a business, municipality or country. As with any loan, the lender (you) are entitled to an interest payment by the borrower. The safest borrowers pay the least amount of interest, while those that are relatively more risky will have to pay you more. There is always a chance that the borrower could default on their bond, so you want to be sure to choose companies with an appro-


priate rating for your risk tolerance. Depending on your tolerance for risk, you could find bonds paying anywhere from 1-12 percent. Another option for creating income which has more inherent risk than bonds or annuities may be a dividend s t r a t e g y . Dividends are a payout of profits to shareholders of companies. By selecting conservative, stable companies to invest in, you may be able to realize a relatively consistent income stream of 2-5 percent. On the risk spectrum, ranging from fixed annuities to stocks, the strategy or combination of strategies that are right for you will depend on the amount of

additional income you need. Take on only as much risk as you need to, in order to provide the income you require. Work with your independent financial advisor to devise a strategy that’s right

f o r you. Stephen Kyne is a partner at Sterling Manor Financial in Saratoga Springs. He can be contacted at (518) 583-

4040. Stephen Kyne is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisory Representative offering securities and investment advisory solely through Cadaret, Grant & Co, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. Sterling Manor Financial LLC & Cadaret, Grant are separate entities.




Places of Worship Please contact Robin Mitchell for any copy changes: 581-2480 x 208

Adirondack Christian Fellowship 8 Mountain Ledge, Wilton Contact: (518) 587-0623; Services: Sunday 8AM & 10 AM

The Alliance Church 257 Rowland St., Ballston Spa Contact: 885-6524. Services: Morning worship 10:30

Assembly of God Faith Chapel Rev. Jason Proctor 6 Burgoyne St., Schuylerville Contact: 695-6069 Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m.

Baha’i Community of Saratoga Springs Contact: 584-9679; 692-7694;

Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa Contact: 885-7312; www.ballstoncenter Services: Sunday Worship service, 10:30am.

Ballston Spa United Methodist Church 101 Milton Ave. Contact: 885-6886. Services: Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Bethesda Episcopal Church 41 Washington St., Saratoga Springs Contact: 584-5980. Services: Sunday, 6:30, 8, 10 a.m.

Church of Christ at Clifton Park 7 Old Route 146, Clifton Park Contact: 371-6611, www.cliftonparkchurch Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Christ Community Reformed Church 1010 Route 146, Clifton Park Contact: 371-7654; Services: Sundays 9:15 & 11 a.m.

Christ Episcopal Church Corner of Routes 50 and 67, Ballston Spa Contact: 885-1031. Services: Sunday 8, 10 a.m.

Congregation Shaara Tfille 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs Contact: 584-2370. Services: Saturday 9:00 a.m.; 3rd Friday 7:30 pm. Handicapped Accessible

Corinth Free Methodist Church 8 Mountain Ledge, Wilton Contact: (518) 587-0623; Services: Sunday 8AM & 10 AM

Corinth United Methodist Church 243 Main Street, Corinth Contact: 654-2521; Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Eastern Orthodox Christ the Savior 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Spa Contact: 786-3100; Services: Sunday: 9:15 a.m.

First Baptist Church 45 Washington St., Saratoga Springs Contact: 584-6301. Services: Sunday: 11:00 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa 202 Milton Ave. (Rt. 50), Ballston Spa Contact: 885-8361; Services: 10:15 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Ballston Spa 22 West High Street Ballston Spa, NY Contact: 885-5583 Services: Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Grace Brethren Church Rev. Dan Pierce 137 W. Milton Road, Ballston Spa Contact: 587- 0649 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Handicapped accessible.

Friday, October 15, 2010 Living Waters Church of God 4330 State Rt. 50, Saratoga Springs Contact: 587-0484; Services: Sundays 10 a.m.

Malta Presbyterian Church Dunning Street, Malta Contact: 899-5992. Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

Malta Ridge United Methodist Church 729 Malta Avenue Ext., Malta Contact: 581-0210. Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

Middle Grove United Methodist Church Pastor Bonnie Bates 429 Middle Grove Rd., Middle Grove Contact: 518-581-2973 Services: Sunday 9:00 a.m. Handicapped accessible

New Horizon Church 150 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs Contact: 587-0711. Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m.

NorthStar Church Shenendehowa High School, West Auditorium, Clifton Park Contact: 371-2811; Services: Sunday: 10 a.m.

Old Saratoga Reformed Church 48 Pearl St., Schuylerville Contact: Services: Sunday at 10:30am. Handicapped accessable.

Greater Grace Community Church

PresbyterianNE Congregational Church

Pastor David Moore 43 Round Lake Rd. Ballston Lake (Malta Mall) Contact: 899-7777; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs Contact: 584-6091; Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m.

Highway Tabernacle Church 90 River Road, Mechanicville Contact: 664- 4442. Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Hope Church 206 Greenfield Avenue, Ballston Spa Contact: 885-7442. Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

Jonesville United Methodist 963 Main St., Clifton Park Contact: 877-7332. Services: Sunday 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a..m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.

Living Springs Community Church 59 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs Contact: 584- 9112. Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Quaker Springs United Methodist Church Pastor Jim Knapp 466 Route 32 South, Quaker Springs Contact: 695-3101; Services: Sundays 9 a.m. Handicapped accessible.

River of Hope Fellowship 100 Saratoga Village Blvd. Malta Commons, Suite 3 Malta, NY 12020 Contact: 881-1505; Services: Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs Contact: 584-2375. Services: Eucharistic Celebrations: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m.

St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church 231 Lake Avenue,

Saratoga Springs Contact: 584-6122. Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8, 9:30, 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m.

St. George's Episcopal Church 912 Route 146, Clifton Park Contact: 371-6351; Services: Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 8 & 9:30am

St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church 3159 Route 9N, Greenfield Center Contact: (518) 893-7680;; St.JosephsChurch Services: Saturday 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. Handicapped accessible.

St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church 771 Route 29, Rock City Falls Contact: (518) 893-7680;; St.JosephsChurch Services: Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m.

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 149 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs Contact: 584-0904. Services: Saturday evening at 5 p.m. with Holy Communion. Sundays at 8:30 and 11 a.m. with Holy Communion.

St. Peter Lutheran Church 2776 Route 9, Malta Contact: 583-4153 Services: Sunday mornings 8:30 and 10:30.

St. Thomas of Canterbury 242 Grooms Road, Halfmoon Contact: Service: Sunday at 10am

Saratoga Abundant Life Church 2325 Route 50 South, Saratoga Springs Contact: 885-5456; Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Saratoga Chabad 130 Circular St., Saratoga Springs Contact: 526-0773;

Saratoga Friends Meeting (Quaker) Corner of Routes 32 and 71, Quaker Springs Contact: 587-7477; 399-5013. Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

Saratoga Independent Church New Location: Knights of Colombus Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs


Contact: 306-4652; Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. Food Pantry Tuesday 9-11 @ KoC

Saratoga United Methodist Church Henning Road at Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs Contact: 584-3720; Services: Sunday 9 and 10:45 a.m. Handicapped accessible.

Shenendehowa United Methodist 971 Route 146, Clifton Park Contact: 371-7964. Services: Sunday 7:45, 9 and 10:45 a.m.; Acts II Contempory 10:45 a.m.

Simpson United Methodist Church Rock City Road, Rock City Falls Contact: 885-4794. Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m.

Soul Saving Station for Every Nation Christ Crusaders of America 62 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs Contact: 584-3122 Services: Sunday 10am & 6:30 pm

Temple Sinai 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs Contact: 584-8730. Services: Friday 8 p.m. Handicapped accessible

Trinity United Methodist Church Rev. Gail Falsetti-Pastor 155 Ballard Rd., Gansevoort Contact: 584-9107; Service: Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs Contact: 584-1555; Services: 10 am Religious education and nursery care at the 10 am service each Sunday

Unity Church in Albany 21 King Avenue, Albany Contact: (518) 453-3603: Services: Sunday, 9 am and 11 am

West Charlton United Presbyterian Church Rev. Thomas Gregg, Pastor 1331 Sacandaga Rd., West Charlton Contact: 882-9874; Services: Sunday 10:30

Wilton Baptist Church 755 Saratoga Rd, Wilton Contact: 518-583-2736;; Services: Sunday Service 11 a.m.



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Words to know: waggery: n, a playful remark or act.


27 Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.


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ACROSS 1 A popular one is modeled after the Winchester rifle 6 Three-time A.L. MVP 10 Narcissist’s obsession 14 Oil source 15 __ fide 16 Gin flavoring 17 Mentioned with a yawn? 19 Inn group member 20 __ trap 21 Like jellybeans 22 Memo header 23 Tightfistedness scale? 26 Swiffer WetJet, e.g. 29 Bereft 30 Jupiter, for one 31 Allen contemporary 33 Lollipop-licking cop 37 Ristorante staple 39 Explore deeply 42 Derelict, perhaps 43 Contest entry 45 Factor opening 47 Bucko 48 Goofs (around) 51 Battle preparation place, in metaphor 53 Like a centaur? 57 Actress Falco 58 Oarlock pin 59 Vanishing points 63 Outfits 64 Old enough to know better? 66 Send out 67 End of a lover’s ultimatum 68 Designated 69 Aussie sleep sounds? 70 European coal region 71 Fire proof? DOWN 1 Mr. Olympia contestants’ obsessions 2 Risqué

Top Video Rentals 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

The Karate Kid Iron Man 2 Marmaduke MacGruber Date Night Killers

Raising Hector

Bill Vaughan

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3 Thin ornamental layer 4 Black light, briefly 5 Marshal under Napoleon 6 Good, except on the links 7 Eggbeater feature 8 Tip of Massachusetts 9 Beatnik’s address 10 Gilligan’s shipwrecked ship 11 Savanna grazer 12 River through Tours 13 Fly-by-night co.? 18 “It’ll never wash!” 24 Little cut-up 25 Bug like a 24-Down 26 Went off the deep end 27 God wounded by Diomedes in the “Iliad” 28 Wheels of Fortune? 32 Knock over 34 “Sands of Iwo __”: 1949 film

Broom Hilda 7.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 8. Letters to Juliet 9. 30 Days of Night: Dark Days 10. Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Animal Crackers

35 Med school subj. 36 “Mayor” author 38 Doctor’s orders, often 40 Stump 41 Plaque holder? 44 James’s “Westworld” costar 46 Time slice 49 Aristotle’s first element of tragedy 50 Home to many Berbers 52 Annapolis newbies 53 Two-time Venezuelan president Carlos 54 Turn on __ 55 Intolerant 56 “__ Rae” 60 Early animal handler 61 Bit of force 62 Ret. fliers 65 Sumac from Peru


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local briefs Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Applications will be taken for Christmas assistance at the Salvation Army, 27 Woodlawn Ave, Saratoga Springs on the following dates only: Oct. 15, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29 from 10 am to Noon and 4 to 6 pm, and Oct 30 from 10 am to 3 pm. Please bring the following information with you: Identification, Social Security Cards for all listed members of the household, Birth Certificates for all children, Proof of Income, Proof of Expenses, and Proof of Address. For more information please call 5841640.

Autism Fundraiser ASPIRe N.Y., inc., a recreation organization for teens and adults with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, is holding a Masquerade Ball Fundraiser at the Adelphi Hotel on Saturday, October 16 from 6:30 – 10 pm. A raffle of a 40” Sony Bravia HD LCD TV AND Sony Bravia DVD Home Theater System including installation by the Geek Squad, Silent Auction, Cash Bar. Tickets

cost $50 per person; $90 per couple. Costumes or evening attire & a mask. For more information, contact Julie Marks (518)932-4356 or Visit our website at .

Katrina Trask Fall Consignment Sale The Katrina Trask Cooperative Nursery School in Saratoga Springs will be holding its fall children’s consignment sale on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16 at the American Legion, 34 West Ave, Saratoga Springs. Friday hours are from 3 to 8 pm, and Saturday’s half price sale is from 9 am to 1 pm. For more information: Email to or visit Katrina Trask Cooperative Nursery School is a non-profit organization at 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs

Retired Teachers Association The Saratoga Springs Retired Teachers Association will meet on Monday, November 1, at 12 noon at Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue (Route 9P),

Helping Hands Organization:

Rebuilding Together Saratoga County Mission: Rebuilding Together Saratoga County is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization that brings communities and volunteers together to make repairs to the homes of low income property owners, particularly the elderly and disabled, allowing them to live in warmth, safety and independence while respecting their dignity. There is never a cost to the homeowner.

How to Help: There are many ways for those ages 14 and over to help. They include being a project volunteer, photographer, safety coordinator, homeowner companion, or a fundraiser. Volunteers are welcome at any skill level. We need skilled tradesmen who have expertise in a specific area. We need unskilled volunteers to help with painting, cleaning, landscaping or other odd jobs at a home. For those who are not handy around the house, we need volunteers to donate and/or prepare meals for those who are working on the homes. There is also office work, and the outreach committee for those who are better in that capacity. For more ways to help, visit

Contact: Please call (518) 695-3315 to find out more about donating your time or gifts in kind. You may also visit our website at

Saratoga Springs. Membership is open to retired educators who taught in and/or live in Saratoga County. For new member information and luncheon reservations, please call 587-5356.

Bullying Program A program on bullying and cyberbullying will be held on Sunday, October 17 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm at the Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church located at 24 Circular Street in Saratoga Springs. Speakers from The Prevention Council will address this serious issue and the impact it has on our children. School age children, parents, care givers, educators and all interested parties are invited to attend this important presentation. Child care will be provided. For more information, call the church office at 5846091.

Book Bag Shop Sale The Book Bag Shop will conduct a one-day 10 cent paperback sale Tuesday, October 19 from 10-5 in the Community Room of the Saratoga Springs Public Library. The Book Bag Shop is a project of the Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Funds raised are used to enhance library services.

Toastmasters Club The next meeting of the Saratoga Turftalkers Toastmasters club will be October 19, 2010, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, at Longfellows Inn, 500 Union Ave. Our theme will be “bringing out your brilliance.” The club meets the first and third Tuesday of every month. We are a very friendly and supportive group ready to help you become a better speaker and leader. Our meetings are free and guests are welcome. For further info, please call Jack at 584-1680 or visit our website:

Thorofan Meeting The monthly meeting of Thorofan will be held on Monday, October 18 at the Starting Gate. The guest speaker will be Tom Gallo, managing owner of Parting Glass Racing. The general public is invited. For reservations contact Kathleen Monaco, 7921642, or Allan Carter, 587-3345;

The Parkinson's Support Group Will meet at Woodlawn Commons in Saratoga Springs on Monday, October 18 at 2 pm. This meeting is open to anyone with Parkinson's Disease, family members and friends. For more information, call Joyce Garlock at 885-6427or Dorothy Clark at 584-3894.

Conference on Housing for the Elderly Saratoga Vital Aging Network and Saratoga County Office for the Aging are sponsoring a county-wide conference, “In My House, About Me, Without Me,” a community conversation on alternative housing options for the elderly. The conference is on Wednesday October 20 at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Author and professor of journalism at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Paula Span is the keynote speaker. Registration is $25 which includes lunch and a copy of her book, “When the Time Comes: Families with Aging Parents Share Their Struggles and Solutions”. For additional information and registration form go to or call (518) 339-0636.


upcoming town meetings Town of Ballston: Ballston Town Hall 323 Charlton Road 885-8502 10/19: Budget workshop, 7 pm 10/20: Parks and Recreation Committee meeting, 7 pm 10/21: Budget workshop, 7 pm Village of Ballston Spa: 66 Front Street 885-5711 Town of Greenfield: 7 Wilton Road 893-7432 10/21: Environmental Commission meeting, 7 pm Town of Malta: 2540 Route 9 899-2818 10/18: Budget workshop, 6:30 pm Town of Milton: 503 Geyser Road 885-9220

Last of the Red Hot Lovers Stillwater Parish Center Theater, 271 N. Hudson Ave. Stillwater Dinner/Dessert Theater presented by The Stillwater Players Among Others, Inc on Oct. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, Nov. 12, 13. Dinner served on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 to 7:15 with show beginning at 8 pm. Dessert served on Sundays with doors opening at 4 pm and show beginning at 5 pm. Tickets $40 for dinner and show. ($35 opening weekend and senior and veterans for all shows). Sunday dessert shows $25. Show only $20. For more info visit or phone 772- 1251.

Pit Bull Kissing Booth Sloppy Kisses, downtown Saratoga. Celebrate National Pit Bull Awareness Day on Oct. 23 by coming to the Pit Bull Kissing Booth. The public is invited to learn more about the true nature of the American Pit Bull Terrier in an effort to restore the breed to its former position of esteem in the hearts and minds of people everywhere. Great photo op...lots of sloppy kisses. For more info phone 587-2207.

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City of Saratoga Springs: 474 Broadway 587-3550 10/18: Zoning Board of Appeals workshop, 5:30 pm 10/18: Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, 7 pm 10/19: City Council meeting, 7 pm 10/20: Design Review Commission, 7 pm Town of Saratoga: 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville 695-3644 Village of Schuylerville: 35 Spring Street 695-3881 10/18: Planning Board meeting, 6:30 pm Town of Stillwater: 66 East St., Riverside Mechanicville, NY 12118 10/21: Town Board meeting, 7 pm Town of Wilton: 22 Traver Road 587-1939 10/20: Planning Board meeting, 6:30 pm



Friday, October 15, 2010

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15 - Oct. 21 events Friday, October 15 American Movie Club Round Lake Library, Clark House, 31 Wesley Ave 5:30 pm, Pot Luck Supper and a viewing of the movie Elmer Gantry. Bring a dish to share—we’ll supply the drinks, plates, and utensils.

Hike With Your Dog! Saratoga Spa State Park At 5:30 pm. Join us for a moderate, two mile hike through forests and fields and along Geyser Creek. Dogs must be leashed. $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call (518) 584-2000 Ext. 116 to register.

Ballston Spa Community Pride Parade The parade will step off at the South Street School at 5:45 pm ending at the high school football field on Garrett Road approximately one hour later, where the Homecoming Football Game will be played against Niskayuna at 7 pm.

ber babies lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death.

Church Bazaar First United Methodist Church of Corinth, 243 Main St. 9 am. Food and Baked Goods, Candy, Books, Jewelry, Plants and Themed Gift Baskets.

Malta Ridge Volunteer Fire Company Open House 9 am to 4 pm at 5 Hearn Road. Children’s activities, safety tip materials and demonstrations on how to keep your family safe during a fire.

All You Can Eat Breakfast at the Elks

Harvest Fest Odd Fellows Hall, Middle Grove Hosted by the Historical Society from 1 to 4 pm. Vendors and tours of the Odd Fellows Hall.

Tang Museum Family Saturdays From 2 to 2:30 pm. A brief tour of a current Tang exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity. Free and open to the public. Ages 5 and up with adult. For reservations and information call (518) 580-8080

Saratoga Springs Farmers’Market Saratoga’s premier market. Wednesdays, 3 to 6 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. High Rock Park, High Rock Avenue, Saratoga.

Student Dance Performance Skidmore student dancers present works in a variety of dance forms 3 pm. Skidmore College Dance Theater $5 adults, $3 students and senior citizens For information call (518) 580-5392

Candlelight Tour at Historic Schuyler House

“Henderson Pizza”every Friday night from 5- 8 pm. Call 692-2061 to place your orders- Pick up or eat in. Public invited.

Just south of Schuylerville on Route 4. From 6 to 9 pm. Light refreshments will be provided after the tour. Bring a flashlight for the walk back to cars. For more information please call (518) 664-9821 ext. 224 or check the park website at

Craft Fair St. Clement’s School, 231 Lake Ave. From 9 am to 3 pm. This is a don’t miss show with a bake sale, raffle, and over 50 quality vendors.

Angel Names Association Memorial Walk Saratoga Spa State Park Memorial Walk at Noon to remem-

All You Can Eat Breakfast Saratoga’s own Racing City Rotary presents their monthly all-you-caneat breakfast this morning from 8:30 to 11 am at the Senior Citizen’s Center at 5 Williams Street. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and children 5 to 12 years of age. Complete menu!

BPOE Elks Of Greenwich Henderson Pizza Night

Saturday, October 16

Sunday, October 17


S’mores & Stories Gavin Park, 10 Lewis Rd. Wilton. From 5 to 9 pm. Enjoy a night of hot cider, donuts, s’mores and wonderful stories! Proceeds benefit Wilton Rotary Club. Contact (518) 5849455 for more info.

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161, 1 Elks Lane, Route 9, Saratoga Springs. Let us do the cooking this morning with a delicious breakfast even offering Eggs Benedict! From 8:30 to 11 am adults-$7, seniors and military with ID- $6, children 5-12$5, under 5 –free. Takeouts-$8.

CROP Hunger Walk The annual CROP Hunger Walk will leave from the Spirit of Life statue in Congress Park. Walkers will gather at 1:00, rain or shine. For further information or to make a pledge call (518) 587-1534.

Author Geoffrey O’Brien speaks Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St. Geoffrey O’Brien, author of The Fall of the House of Walworth: A Tale of Madness and Murder in Gilded Age America at 2 pm.

Skidmore College Orchestra 4 pm at the Arthur Zankel Music Center, Ladd Concert Hall Tickets are $8-$15 and are available by calling (518) 580-5321 or visiting

Free Play Reading HomeMade Theater, Saratoga Spa State Park. At 3 pm. REASONS TO BE PRETTY. This event is free and open to the public. Visit for details, or call the HMT office at 518-587-4427.

Monday, October 18 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 (518) 583-1232.

Wednesday, October 20 Preschool Program at the National Museum of Racing 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 (518) 584-0400.

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.

Friday, October 22 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Saratoga Children’s Theatre presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Performances will be on October 22 at 7 pm and October 23 at 3 and 7 pm in the Music Hall on the 3rd floor of Saratoga City Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and can be purchased by calling (518) 5801782.

Upcoming BACC Teen Dinner 20 Malta Ave, Ballston Spa Oct. 27 at 6:30 pm. Reservations taken at front desk or by phone by Monday Oct. 25. This month’s menu is Hawaiian Luau. Open to all area teens. For more info call Mike Laudicina at 885-3261 ext. 17.

Halloween Activities Zombie Prom at Bettie’s Cupcakes


Zombie Prom at our Saratoga Cupcakery featuring Halloween Cupcakes, Karaoke, a Prom Queen & King Contest and more!

Halloween Party at the Greenwich Elks Oct. 29th From 8 pm to Midnight. Join the party with music from Vivid. Costumes optional. $10 per person. Call (518) 692-2061 or (518) 6922347 for more info.

“Haunted Hospital”To Benefit After The Fire The Saratoga Springs Veterinary Hospital, 1 Dyer Switch Rd., Saratoga, will hold their annual Haunted Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 23. Children’s events will be held from 4 to 6 pm with the Haunted Hospital from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, and the cost is $5.00 per person. For more information call (518) 584-3611.

Halloween Harvest Haunted Hayride and Haunted House Gavin Park, Wilton Operation Adopt a Soldier hosts the events on October 22 and 23 and again on October 29 and 30. For our “little screamers,” come on down on October 22 and October 23 to enjoy some fun and games, costume judging, a bounce house, refreshments, as well as a haunted hayride and a haunted house. For those who have no fear of the creatures of the night and a ride through the darkness, the haunted hayride and the haunted house (without the games, bouncy bounce, and costume judging) will be back on October 29 and 30. Festivities begin each evening at 5 pm for the “little screamers”and continue for those who aren’t afraid of the dark, to 10 pm. $5 admission.

Saratoga Fall Festival The Saratoga Fall Festival kicks off at 10 am on Saturday Oct. 30 and continues with festive events and activities throughout the weekend. The event is free for families to attend, and countless festivities can be found throughout downtown Saratoga Springs at all hours.

Canine Howl-O-Ween Costume Parade/Contest/ Party Downtown Saratoga, Sloppy Kisses. Join for Doggie Fun and Howl-OWeen Howls at our 5th Annual Canine Howl-O-Ween Costume Parade/Contest/Party at 10:30 am on Sunday Oct. 31. $5 entry fee.

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“Old Red House on the River” Celebrates Anniversary as Arts Space - Barn at Bassett House in Greenwich welcomes musicians, music lovers on Saturday

digital art by Roger Wyatt Bassett House and Barn from the Hudson in Spring The Bassett House, a historical architectural treasure built about 1785, is located at 338 River Road in Greenwich. The House was saved from demolition by the Dayer family when they restored it

in 1989, earning an Historic Preservation Award in 1990 for their accomplishments. Furnished with a parlor grand piano, the Dayers have opened the Bassett House to the community, making

music and social gatherings a focal point that recalls an era sometimes thought of as lost – wherein community get-togethers take place in which people are encouraged to bring and play an instrument and/or lift their voices and spirits in song in concert with their neighbors. On the property sits a barn which was developed originally as a work environment. It was lovingly transformed into a community arts space called “The Barn at Bassett House” in 2009, in order to develop programming that would sustain and nurture a historic property. The results of the labor of love can be viewed this Saturday, October 16 from 1 to 4 pm, as an Anniversary Celebration will showcase the property’s unique attributes, with performances

scheduled both in the barn as well as the parlor. A suggested donation is $10 ($5 for students and seniors). There will be scheduled performances, but the nature of this event is that the public (at any level of expertise) is encouraged to participate. photo provided You can bring your Vocalists Katie Dayer and friends in Bassett favorite instrument, or House Parlor join in the rhythmic encounter by picking The “Afternoon of Music” gathup any of the percussion and hand erings at Bassett House were estabinstruments that are available. lished in October 2009, and are preVocalists can be accompanied by sented during each of the four seakeyboard master Doug Bischoff on sons as an ongoing series to serve the Bassett House parlor grand the local community. The Dayer piano. Mr. Bischoff, the choral family is also very interested in director of Con Brio Performing providing the performance and stuArtists, has a repertoire that spans a dio spaces to other artists for events wide variety of genres. which would enrich the area. For Additionally, there will be permore information about Saturday’s formances by McKenzie Bassett event or The Bassett House, singing original Bischoff composiphone Letitia Splain Dayer at tions from her new CD, as well as (518) 791-1659 or email Katie Dayer (Broadway tunes), Amy Geiling (pop songs), and Nina - Arthur Gonick Pattison (dramatic readings).


“40’s Swing Soiree” - NitroJive to ignite Diamond Dance The Diamond Dance, a swing dance and music event known for its unique liveliness and for attracting attendees of all ages including some of the best dancers in the Northeast, will hold a “40’s Swing Soiree” on Saturday, October 16, from 7:30 to11:30 pm at the Saratoga Music Hall, above City Hall, Saratoga Springs. The event begins at 7:30 pm with a dance lesson and at 8 pm the stage will feature NitroJive. “NitroJive is a band known for its energy and ability to make you feel as if transported to a Swing club of the late 1940s," said event coordinator Dave Wolf. Swing music will dominate the music programming, and to add to the ambience, 1940’s fancy dress is encouraged, but not required. "It may be a few weeks before Halloween, but we always look forward to dressing sharp," Wolf commented. The “Swing Soiree” is another in a series of monthly dance events coordinated by the Saratoga SAVOY. The successful ‘Diamond Dance’ series is one of the most well-attended big band/swing dances in the Northeast. Admission is $15. For more information visit or phone: (518) 587-5132.




Friday, October 15, 2010

“It’s not the Price of the Guitar; it’s the Heart of the Player...”

to invade Ballston Spa…for the cause of Education!

- The Capital Region Guitar Show is a teenager with an extremely bright future in Music. by Arthur Gonick Saratoga TODAY

Fall Capital Region Guitar Show Friday, October 15 from 5 to 9 pm, Saturday, October 16 from 10 am to 4 pm Knights of Columbus Hall, 50 Pine Rd. (corner of Rt. 29) Saratoga Springs Information: (518) 581-1604 Now well into its second decade, Capital Region Guitar Show has been the area’s signature event for both pickers and players. It is a show that string enthusiasts of all ages, shapes and sizes look forward to every year: a chance to catch up with old friends, look with longing at that vintage item and drop some notso-subtle hints to their spouse and/or significant other what REALLY should be under the tree this year. “Our show began as a small regional Northeastern show that without any major pretense or fan-

fare has grown into something we are very proud of,” notes Matt McCabe, owner of Saratoga Guitar, who has presented the Capital Region Guitar Show from its inception “and that is due both to the reception the show receives from our attendees, as well as the vendors.” “The Knights of Columbus Hall has been our home for the past few years, and that has proven to be well-received by everyone. The ease of loading-in for vendors, lots of free parking and terrific food concessions are all amenities that everyone has commented on and enjoyed.” An interesting new feature about this year’s show, according to Mr. McCabe, is that popular guitar instructor “Diz” will be leading group beginner guitar lessons. These will occur on Saturday at 11:30 am, 1 and 2:30 pm. And, as in recent years, there will be free signup for all paid attendees to win a guitar. Admission is $7, with a discount of $2 for anyone who brings an amp or guitar. Children 12 or younger are admitted free when accompanied by an adult, and 2 for 1 admission passes for Friday night are available today at Saratoga Guitar (438 Broadway, Saratoga Springs) For more information, please visit: or telephone (518) 581-1604.

One of the Capital Region’s most popular bands, the Audiostars, will present a live performance on Friday, October 22 from 9 pm to midnight at a fundraiser to support Ballston Spa Central School District’s Partnership for Innovation in Education Fund. This is a 21and-older event, and will help to fund programs including the Sponsor-a-Scholar Program, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Initiatives, the Performing and Fine

Arts department and the newly formed Ballston Spa Alumni Network. The event will be held at the Factory Eatery, 20 Prospect Street in Ballston Spa. Admission includes entertainment and finger foods throughout the evening. Additionally, there will be raffles, door prizes and unique silent auction items available. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Courtney Lamport at (518) 884-7195 x1369 or

Please “Don’t Dress for Dinner” in Schuylerville

The Schuylerville Community Theatre will open its fall dinner theater production of “Don’t Dress for Dinner” this weekend. Directed by Fran Williams, this is a comedy that examines the fragile relationship between a husband and wife and turns a cozy weekend into a frenzied mess of mistaken identities as the plot takes multiple, hilarious twists. In the comedy, husband Bernard is planning a weekend with his chic mistress in an upstate farmhouse. He simultaneously arranges for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights as he packs his wife Jacqueline off to her mother's. Cleverly, he has invited his best

friend to provide the alibi. It's fool- 29) in Saratoga Springs on Friday, proof; what could possibly go November 12 and Saturday, November 13. wrong? Plenty, as you’ll find out! Tickets are $30, all-inclusive. Performances are on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16 For reservations and information, at the American Legion Hall at 6 phone Schuylerville Community Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Theater at (518) 695-5480. Dinner is at 6:30 pm; show begins at 7:30 pm. Next month, the Theater brings the dinner show to the Knights of Columbus, 50 Front row, Left to Right: Director Fran Williams, Shelby Pine Road (corMiller, Donna Hillebrandt, Holly Mc Cormack. ner of Route

Back row: Jeremiah Jenkins, Kevin Williams, Christopher Tucker

LARAC presents “Puppet People” performance and workshop On Saturday, October 16 at 1:30 pm, The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) will present the “Puppet People,” who will be performing a magical fantasy accompanied by Stravinsky’s musical score from the ballet ‘The Firebird’ that is suitable for all ages. The Russian-folktale inspired performance features handcrafted marionettes,


lavish costumes, vivid scenery and large body puppets. During the performance, children learn that sometimes the impossible is possible, and discover that even the smallest among us can make the biggest difference. Before the show at 11 am will be a separate children’s puppet-making workshop for ages 6 to 12 (children younger than 12

must be accompanied by an adult.) The show and workshop will occur in LARAC’s Lapham Gallery, at 7 Lapham Place, facing City Park in Downtown Glens Falls. Tickets for the show are $10 for adults, children 12 and younger are $5. The cost to attend the workshop is $12. For information and reservations, phone LARAC at (518) 798-1144 x 2.




Friday, October 15, 2010

Racing Legend Bobby Unser at Auto Museum this Weekend


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- Appearing at 2 benefits for Museum’s education programs Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and ABC Network auto racing analyst Bobby Unser, who was once selected as one of Sports Illustrated’s “Top Five Athletes,” will appear at two events at the Saratoga Automobile Museum at the Saratoga Spa State Park this weekend. Mr. Unser will share his memories of Indianapolis and other highlights of his amazing racing career. Both events are part of the “Living Legends” series which are fundraisers for the Museum’s education programs: • On Friday, October 15 from 6 to 9 pm, an intimate cocktail reception and buffet dinner with Mr. Unser; tickets are $100 per person. • On Saturday, October 16, “An Evening with Bobby Unser,” with hosts Greg Rickes and Steve Potter, will run from 6 to 9:30 pm. Tickets are $25 for Museum Members and $35 for non-members; with a nominal charge of $10 per autograph. A few other highlights among Mr. Unser’s storied racing career include:

• He was the first driver to record a 200 mph qualifying average speed in Indy car competition. • Mr. Unser compiled a total of 35 career Indy car wins, 49 Indy car pole positions and eight 500-mile Indy car victories. • He has winnings over $2.6 million. • Mr. Unser has notched four International Race of Champions (IROC) series wins and a record of 13 Pikes Peak Hill Climb wins. “We are thrilled to have Mr. Unser at the Museum,” said Jean Hoffman, Board Chair of the Auto Museum. “These two events are being put together to help raise funds for the Museum’s education programs that help thousands of young people every year to learn about engineering, math, science, and design. It’s what we’re all about.” Seating is limited for both events. To purchase tickets, call (518) 5871935. You may also purchase tickets online at www.saratogaauto

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Photos Provided from Lois Greenfield’s exhibit "Celestial Bodies/Infernal Souls"

The National Museum of Dance (99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs) will be hosting two special events next weekend: - Yes, it could be you instead of the Super Bowl MVP shouting “I’m going to Disney World!” as on Sunday, October 24 from 4:30 to 8 pm the National Museum of Dance will be hosting a Disney Halloween Costume and Dance Party. Prizes will be given for costumes, so you are encouraged to attend dressed as your favorite Disney princess, prince, villain or any other character. The best costume wins a trip for two, airfare included, to Disney World provided by the Museum’s Board President, Michele Riggi, and admission to Disney World provided by Board Member, Leslie Valencia of Arthur Murray Studios. A ballroom dance lesson by Arthur Murray’s instructors begins at 4:30 pm with social dancing to follow. A DJ will be playing ballroom favorites throughout the evening. A cash bar will be available to accompany complimentary hors d’oeuvres. This Halloween Dance Party is a fundraiser for the National Museum of Dance. The cost is $15 for non-members and $10 for museum members. For reservations and more information, phone (518)584-2225 or email • On Friday, October 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, the ‘art in the foyer’ series will have an artist’s reception and opening of Lois Greenfield’s exhibit titled “Celestial Bodies/Infernal Souls.” Ms. Greenfield will be in attendance. She has photographed virtually every major dance company including Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor, Bill T. Jones and Twyla Tharp. Ms. Greenfield’s unorthodox approach of translating live movements into captured moments has influenced an entire generation of photographers, and her work is exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Ms. Greenfield’s photographs are scheduled to be on display until May 2011. This event is free to the public, but RSVPs are appreciated and recommended: Brookside Museum, located at 6 Charlton Street in the historic Village of Ballston Spa, announces that this year’s Family Day is scheduled for Sunday, October 17, from 12 to 3 pm. On Family Day, Brookside opens Native New York, its most popular education program, to the public. Families can learn about the Native Americans of the Northeastern woodlands with a variety of fun and educational activities. There will be storytelling and songs, native foods for sampling and sale and native crafts. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. Please phone Linda at (518) 885-4000 or for more details. Brookside Museum is a non-prof-

it organization and the home of the Saratoga County Historical Society. Brookside’s mission is to inspire community memory by telling the story of Saratoga through engaging exhibits and interactive programs. For more information on Brookside, please visit Native New York Activities Schedule: 12 to 3 pm Drop-in stations with Native American craft projects Native Foods at the Three Sisters Garden Native shelter at the wigwam Native American games 12 to12:30 pm and 1 to1:30 pmNative stories with Kay Olan



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April Verch (Left) will visit Caffé Lena on Friday, October 15 April Verch is a dynamic Canadian fiddler, singer and stepdancer who blends old-time, folk, jazz and Bluegrass music together into a repertoire infused with soulful energy. With her band, she plays traditional and original songs that are deeply rooted in the style she grew up with in the Ottawa Valley region of Ontario. Verch’s recent main stage performance in the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver confirmed her status as one of the top female virtuosos in the roots music genre. She was among the six featured fiddlers in the segment titled Fiddle Nation – Rhythms of the Fall. “It was so exciting and such an honor to be included,” says Verch. “It’s an experience I’ll never forget.” April Verch will be performing at Caffé Lena (47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs) on Friday,

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Friday, October 15, 2010


Community Sports Bulletin Pop Warner Cheer Squad competes in Capital District Competition On Sunday, October 10, three cheer squads from Saratoga Pop Warner competed in the Capital District Cheer Competition at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The Midget Squad, led by Coach Lisa Karcher, captured top honors in the "Midget Small Intermediate" division. The Pee Wee squad, led by Coach Nina Sinnott, was a runner up in the "Pee Wee Small Novice" division. Both the Midget squad and the Pee Wee squad will represent Saratoga Pop Warner at next Sunday's Eastern Regional Qualifier to be held at the Times Union Center. In addition to the other two teams, Coach Julie Briscoe led her Jr. Pee Wee squad to a good showing but fell short of making it to the regional qualifier. Along with the three competitive squads, Saratoga Pop Warner had its Mighty Mite and Flag cheerleaders perform exhibitions over the course of the competition.

Varsity Football Schedule Ballston Spa 10/8: vs. CBA, 28-7 10/15: vs. Niskayuna, 7 pm

Burnt HillsBallston Lake 10/9: vs. Amsterdam, 58-27 10/15: at South Glens Falls, 7 pm

Saratoga Springs 10/8: vs. Bethlehem, 42-13 10/15: at Shenendehowa, 7 pm

Schuylerville 10/8: vs. Johnstown 56-0 10/15: vs Schalmont, 7 pm

South Glens Falls 10/9: vs. Glens Falls, 14-27 10/15: vs. Burnt Hills, 7 pm

Send your sports stories and briefs to Daniel Schechtman, Sports Editor at sports@saratoga

Saratoga Boys Varsity Soccer defeats Niskayuna 2-0 Saratoga Springs and Niskayuna played a well fought match on Tuesday, October 12, with the Blue Streaks coming out on top 2-0. The game showcased two great goalkeepers, Aaron Costello for Saratoga and Ahmad Salamah for Niskayuna, who both showed why they are amongst the best in Section 2. Both keepers made huge saves on what most believed would be certain goals. Both teams battled back and forth until Saratoga broke through in the 82'. Saratoga's Morgan Smith played a ball upfield to Ricky Schult who scored the shot and secured the win for the Blue Streaks. Costello had 4 saves for Saratoga Springs, and Salamah registered 5 saves for Niskayuna. Saratoga moves to 8-2-2 and Nisky moves to 5-4-2.

Liberty League tabs eight Thoroughbreds for weekly honors On Monday, the Liberty League announced that eight Skidmore College student athletes had received recognition for their performances during the past week. Field hockey’s Christine Kemp was named Co-Offensive Performer of the Week, and Kelly Blackhurst earned Co-Rookie of the Week honors in a 2-0 week for the 9th-ranked Thoroughbreds. Kemp tallied three goals and two assists during the weekend as she became Skidmore’s all-time assist leader with 52 in Saturday’s 7-2 win at Rensselaer. Blackhurst scored three goals in the win at RPI and also added an assist in the 5-0 win at Vassar. The Thoroughbreds have won nine straight, improving to 5-0 in the league and 10-1 overall. They host Babson on Friday, Oct. 15 at 3:30 pm. Volleyball senior Meredith Palmer earned her second consecutive Performer of the Week award and Corrine Palmer was named Co-Rookie of the Week for the third time this season. Meredith was named Tournament MVP of this weekend’s Union Interleague Challenge after leading the team with 58 kills (4.43 per set) at a 0.476 hitting percentage, and also led the team with 15 blocks. Corrine recorded 21 kills and 11 blocks including a career-best performance of 13 kills and four blocks against Ithaca. Skidmore improved to 15-3. Women’s soccer senior Lindsay Schmitt picked up CoDefensive Performer of the Week honors in a 2-0 week for the Thoroughbreds. Schmitt anchored a defense that allowed no goals in a pair of Liberty League wins this weekend. Skidmore improved to 7-3-2 overall, 2-1-1 league. Men’s tennis freshman Oliver Loutsenko was named Rookie of the Week for the second straight week after a dominating performance at the Wallach Invite. Loutsenko cruised to the B Singles Flight Championship, winning 6-3, 6-0 in the first round, 6-2, 6-0 in the second round, 6-0, 6-0 in the semifinals and 6-0, 6-0 in the finals. Women’s tennis freshman Melissa Hirsch earned Co-Rookie of the week honors after a 3-1 record at the Gail Smith Doubles Tournament. She teamed with Rachel Loeb to pick up wins over teams from Amherst, Trinity and Bowdoin. Men’s Soccer freshman Orion Johnson earned Co-Rookie of the Week honors in a 2-1 week for the Thoroughbreds. Johnson tallied the game-winner and first collegiate goal to give Skidmore a 2-1 OT victory at Clarkson. Skidmore is 1-2-1 in the league and 6-5-2 overall.

puzzle solutions from pg. 27

Liberty League Honorees from left to right, top to bottom: Christine Kemp, Kelly Blackhurst, Meredith Palmer, Corrine Palmer, Lindsay Schmitt, Oliver Loutsenko, Melissa Hirsch and Orion Johnson




Friday, October 15, 2010


Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge Youth Soccer Players reign supreme in District Finals by Daniel Schechtman Saratoga TODAY The Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 youth soccer players are on a mission to prove one thing: when it

comes to soccer, these kids can't be beat. Last month, the lodge held it's annual youth soccer shoot-out at Gavin Park in Wilton, featuring boys and girls in age groups of 7

Winners from the local Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge Soccer Shoot-out pose for a picture. Each winner advanced to the District Finals. Front row, left to right: Carley Slade, Olivia Shapiro, Samantha Shapiro, Alexandria Lanfear; Second row, left to right: Ben Irons, Tommy Pendergrass, Aidan Rice, Ethan Dinsmore; Back row, left to right: Robert Lounsbury, Ken Tubbs

Jason Morris Judo Center takes home seven medals from Quebec Open Athletes from the Glenville based Jason Morris Judo Center (JMJC) won seven medals, including two gold medals at the Quebec Open in Montreal during last weekend's competition. The JMJC has now won a total of 71 medals at the Quebec Open in the last 10 years. “It was a pretty high quailty tournament, as it usually is,” coach Jason Morris said. “I think we've done the best we've ever done there.” Both Brad Bolen and Natalie Lafon led the way for JMJC, claiming gold medals in their respective divisions. Bolen won the 66kg title, going 4-0 on the day to reach the Quebec Open podium for his first time. Lafon won her third consecutive medal and her first gold at 52kg, posting a 5-0 mark and winning all her matches impressively by ippon (full point). Nick Kossor won a bronze at 66kg, making this his seventh overall Quebec Open medal, overtaking Jeremy Liggett (6) for the most

medals won in JMJC history. Hannah Martin collected her fourth Quebec Open medal, winning a bronze at 63kg. Tony Sangimino had a superb day going 6-1 to win a bronze medal at 81kg, which was his first Quebec Open medal. Among Sangimino's wins was one against former world fifth place finisher Illya Chymchyuri (Ukraine), a thrilling bronze medal bout in which Sangimino came out on top. Cammi Kaichi turned in her best performance to date, taking a bronze

and under; ages 8 and 9; ages 10 and 11; and ages 12 and 13. After the dust had settled, eight outstanding soccer players were chosen to represent the lodge at the competition's district finals. Coming in first place for their age bracket from the girl's competition were Carley Slade, Olivia Shapiro, Samantha Shapiro and Alexandria Lanfear. Winners of the boy's competition included Ben Irons, Tommy Pendergrass, Aidan Rice and Ethan Dinsmore. But work for many of these budding young soccer stars was only just beginning. On October 1, 56 soccer players from seven different lodges came together at the Greenwich Elks Lodge, each vying for a top spot among the eight winners set to move on to the regional competition at Whitehall. Once again, the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge youth performed magnificently, with two players finishing in third place, one taking second, and a whopping five competitors claiming the first place spot and moving to join her teammate Lafon on the 52kg podium. Kaichi posted a 4-1 record on the day. Closing out the medal count was Christie Woosley, who finished 3-1 to win a bronze in the 17 to19 age bracket - 70kg weight class. Ethan Stanley also fought well in his Quebec Open debut, taking fifth place at the +100kg division. Burnt Hills High School Junior, Harrison Hatton (17), also performed admirably, taking seventh place in the 17 to 19 age division with a 4-2 record. This Sunday, October 17, the team heads to the New York Open Judo Championship at Hunter College in New York City. “The New York Open is competing at about the same level [as the Quebec Open], but our guys like it a bit more because they can win $1000 for a first place finish,” Morris said.

First place finishers at the District Finals from Saratoga-Wilton Lodge. Front Row, left to right: Samantha Shapiro, Ethan Dinsmore Back Row, left to right: Carley Slade, Shan Shaffe, Olivia Shapiro onto the regional competition. "Our youngsters did very well," Robert Lindahl, Youth Activites Chairman of Lodge #161 said. A proud and beaming Lindahl continued, "[The] Saratoga area sure has some good young soccer players." Of the eight representing the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge, all of

whom performed admirably, Samantha Shapiro, Ethan Dinsmore, Carley Slade, Shan Shaffe and Olivia Shapiro were each promoted to the regional contest, where they hope to progress to the New York State and then the Eastern National Finals in Hampton, New Hampshire.

Standing left to right: Harrison Hatton, Asim Zaidi, Tony Sangimino, Ethan Stanley, Brad Bolen. Kneeling left to right: Jack Hatton, Hannah Martin, Christie Woosley, Nick Kossor; Sitting left to right: Natalie Lafon and Cammi Kaichi




Friday, October 15, 2010


Athlete of the Week: Tyler Carr The Last Defender by Daniel Schechtman Saratoga TODAY Tyler Carr has been a member of the Saratoga Girls Varsity Soccer team since she started high school as a ninth-grader. Described by her coach, Adrienne Dannehy, as a shy and reserved girl when she first joined the team, Dannehy has seen Carr grow and mature into one of the team's strongest leaders; a player the rest of the team turns to when times get tough. "She's one of my senior co-captains this year," Dannehy said. "She's the heart and soul of my defense. She leads the whole back line, and is absolutely phenomenal on the field." Carr, who is in her senior year at Saratoga Springs High School, plays the sweeper position for the Blue Streak's defense, the last player standing between the opposing team and the goalie. "There's a lot of pressure being back there since you're the last defender," Carr said. "I mean, if there's a mistake, you're the last person before the goalie, so you really need to be able to stop the ball." With the sweeper position comes a lot of responsibility, and being a co-captain for the team also puts pressure on Carr to perform well.

Mark Bolles • Saratoga Today

Tyler Carr warms up during practice at Saratoga Springs High School. But Carr has proven herself up to both challenges, having transformed from the shy and nervous freshman into not only a superb defender, but a girl that the rest of the team looks up to. "A lot of the times in that position you get overlooked for all the goal scorers," Dannehy said. "But defensive kids are just as important, and Tyler has become one of my main leaders on the field. She directs her defense where they need to be, and that makes her a

brilliant player in my eyes. When she has to go one-on-one against the opposing team, 99 percent of the time she comes out with the ball." Even though Carr spends most of her time in the backfield, she too has a couple of goals to her name this season. " "She's had two goals on free kicks this season," Dannehy said, who assigns Carr to take all of the team's free kicks, "one against Shen, and one against Columbia." Carr began playing soccer at an early age, first taking to the field when she was only five years old. "I think it was mostly my Dad [who got me interested]," Carr said. "He played a lot in college and high school, so he got me started. And I loved it, so I just wanted to keep going." Carr said she's following not only in her father's footsteps, but her older sister's as well. When Carr was a freshman, her sister was already a captain on the varsity soccer team. Having her older sister on the team helped Carr adjust to being with the group of older

girls, but it also gave her something to shoot for. "I definitely was very quiet when I started out, just because I was intimidated by the seniors. But one thing that helped me a lot was my older sister, who was a captain too. I saw how she and the other girls acted as the captain, and I always knew that I wanted to be like them, a good leader," Carr said. As Carr watched her older sister for that first season, leading the team of girls from one game to the next, she began to realize one thing. "I wanted to be like her." And in many ways, Carr has done just that, having become a leader both on and off the field. A member of her school's Student Council, the National Honor Society and a frequent participant with her father's Lion's Club, Carr volunteers regularly in and around the community, helping to run and participate in numerous charity events. Last winter, she and her father participated in a program called 'Gliding Stars' at the Weibel Ice Rink, where she worked oneon-one with handicapped children

for nearly two months, encouraging and teaching them how to ice skate. "It was a great experience," Carr said, who by the end of the program got to watch the students perform in an ice show for their family and friends. "It was really rewarding." "I've seen Tyler grow and mature over the years. She's just very team oriented, and she's always there for all of her teammates," Dannehy said, adding that many of the girls look up to Tyler as a role model, a constant source of support and friendship for her teammates. "[Something I’ve learned about myself] is that I always put my whole heart into everything," Carr said, who plans to continue playing soccer after she graduates this year at the collegiate level. Already she's begun speaking with coaches and athletic departments at a few of her choice schools, and finds herself eager to take on the new challenges next year will bring. In the meantime, the last defender continues to stand her ground, reveling in the sport she's loved for so much of her life. From her position she is granted a certain clarity, an understanding of the movement unfolding before her. "I see the field and how everything is being played out," Carr said. "From back there it's easy to judge everything, to anticipate where I need to be to help my team. It really helps me out as a leader, as a captain."



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Elks Soccer Shootout page 37



Athlete of the Week: Tyler Carr page 38

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Vol. 5 • Issue 41 • FREE • Saratoga TODAY

Streaks shut out Warriors Saratoga Boys Varsity Soccer wins match 2-0

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