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F R E E Volume 5 • Issue 43 •

FORECLOSED State takes over Luther Forest by Yael Goldman Saratoga TODAY GlobalFoundries is here; the Chip Fab is still bringing jobs to the area and Saratoga County communities and businesses are still certain to benefit, but how they will benefit is suddenly unclear. New York State made a swift move last week to take possession of Luther Forest Technology Campus (LFTC) in Malta, where GlobalFoundries is now operating. The takeover came as a shock:

On Wednesday, October 20, the Empire State Development Corporation demanded the LFTC Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors' resignation, without prior indication, and aggressively moved forward in proceedings to foreclose on the tech campus for two main reasons: defaulted loans and a delinquent construction project. Town officials were not notified. "The State never contacted me; I read about it in the newspaper,"

“"It looks like the State is trying to change the rules after the fact.” Bill Peck Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Chairman

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Taking Off for NASA by Yael Goldman Saratoga TODAY For self-proclaimed “space geek” Phylise Banner, sitting front-row during the next NASA lift-off is a dream come true. The Saratoga Springs woman is one the 150 “tweeters” (people following NASA via the social-networking site Twitter) randomly chosen from around the world to participate in the

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Friday, October 29, 2010


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by Daniel Schechtman Saratoga TODAY On Saturday, October 23, Sloppy Kisses Boutique for Dogs and Out of the Pits, Inc., teamed up to celebrate National Pit Bull Awareness Day on Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs. Out of the Pits, Inc. is a local non-profit organization that dedicates itself to educating the public about the American Pit Bull Terrier, a particular breed of dog that the organization believes has been unfairly demonized. In an effort to show the public first hand the gentle and kind nature of this breed, a Pit Bull Kissing Booth was set up outside the Sloppy Kisses store on 493

Broadway. There, certified therapy Pit Bulls offered up their special brand of love and affection to anyone interested in getting to know them. "At first, some people were kind of afraid to come in [to the store] because of the Pit Bulls," said Melanie Dallas of Sloppy Kisses. "But I think people really started to change their minds once they saw what was going on. I know we changed at least a few people's [outlook] on the breed." At the end of the event, a portion of the proceeds from Sloppy Kisses was donated to Out of the Pits, Inc. to help raise public awareness on just how much love these misunderstood pooches can give.





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Jarrod M. Stewart, 22, of 32 Daniels Rd., Greenfield Ctr., pleaded guilty to a charge of third-degree burglary, a class-D felony. Stewart was arrested on June 29 in Greenfield for an incident that occurred on May 13. He has been sentenced to time served, plus five years of probation to include Drug Treatment Court. Christopher E. Hansen, 22, of 4645 Route 50, Gansevoort, pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree attempted assault, a class-E felony. He was arrested on June 16 in Saratoga Springs for an incident which occured on June 1. He was sentenced to six months at the Saratoga County Jail. Sarah J. Volmar, 33, of 2004 Route 9N, Greenfield Ctr., pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while ability impaired by drugs, a class-E felony. Volmar was arrested on September 29 in Clifton Park. She has been placed on interim probation to participate in drug treatment court, and will return to court for sentencing on December 22. Melissa Weis, 30, of Mechanicville was charged with reckless driving, a misdemeanor. She was arrested in Stillwater on October 26, and will return to court for sentencing at a later date. Christopher E. Beauford, 37, of 29 North Manning St., Albany, pleaded guilty to a charge of fifth-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled sub-

Donovan Liam Bills, 19, of North Greenfield Rd., Porter Corners, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. He was arrested in Saratoga Springs on October 24.

stance, a class-E felony. Beauford was arrested in Waterford on September 19, and has been sentenced to two years in State Prison, as well as two years of post release supervision.

pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to register as a sex offender, a class-E felony. He was arrested in Mechanicville on July 21 in Mechanicville, and sentenced to time served.

Michael H. Wood, 36, of 19 Oldmsteadville Rd., Pottersville, pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to report an address change within ten days, a class-E felony. Wood was arrested in Hadley on June 17 for an incident which occurred on July 22, 2009. He is scheduled to return to court for sentencing on January 6.

Bridgett A. Barr, 40, of Zephyr Lane, Saratoga Springs, was charged with second-degree harrassment, a violation. She was arrested in Saratoga Springs on October 27 from an incident which occurred on October 17.

Michael V. Friday, 30, of Northern Pines Rd., Gansevoort, was charged with disorderly conduct, a violation. He was arrested on October 24 in Saratoga Springs.

Edward L. Page, 52, was charged with third degree assault with intent to cause physical injury; third-degree criminal mischief; and fourth-degree criminal mischief while preventing assistance. He was arrested on October 26 in Saratoga Springs.

Michael Gallas, 45, of Mechanicville, was charged with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. He was arrested in Stillwater on October 24, and arraigned in the Stillwater Town Court with an order of protection served against him.

Matthew P. Charo, 24, of Avery Street, Saratoga Springs, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. He was arrested on October 24 in Saratoga Springs.

Scott D. Smith, 49, of Avery St., Saratoga Springs, was

David Muniz, 34, of 112 3rd St. Apt. 6, Waterford, pleaded guilty to a charge of fourthdegree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class-C felony. He was arrested in Waterford on June 26, and is scheduled to return to court for sentencing on December 20. Jose Morillo, 23, of Waterford was charged with aggravated harassment, a misdemeanor. Morillo was arrested on October 20 in Stillwater, and will return to court for sentencing at a later date. Joseph G. Meunter, 31, of 35 Center St. Apt.2, Ballston Spa, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony. Meunter was arrested in Stillwater on July 18, and is scheduled to return to court for sentencing on December 20. Michael J. Innes, 28, of 511 Chestnut St., Mechanicville,

Jason W. Hasebroock, 26, of Wagon Wheel Trail, Saratoga Springs, was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and failure to stop at a stop sign, a traffic violation. He was arrestted on October 24 in Saratoga Springs. Modesto Devalle, 37, of Kirby Rd., was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and traveling the wrong way down a one-way street, a violation. Devalle was arrested in Saratoga Springs on October 24.


charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and starting a parked vehicle, a violation. He was arrested on October 23 in Saratoga Springs. Jason W. Armstrong, 24, of Atwell Rd., Porter Corners, was charged with disorderly conduct, a violation. He was arrested in Saratoga Springs on October 24. Edward Waters, 19, of Stillwater was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor. He was arrested in Stillwater on October 24, and is set to return to the Stillwater Town Court at a later date. Spencer C. Knox, 22, of Little Dr., Ballston Spa, was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. He was arrested in Saratoga Springs on October 23.


OBITUARIES band, Ralph; her mother and father; a daughter, Marisa Pregent and her husband, Joseph, of Saratoga Springs; a brother, Steven Meers and his wife, Janet, of Wilton; and her grandchildren, Lacy, Lilly, Alyssa and Joseph Pregent; two nephews Jonathan and Zachery Meers and a special aunt, Bert Fuller. Services were private and burial was at St. Peters Cemetery in Saratoga Springs. Memorial donations can be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 959 State Route 9, Queensbury, NY 12804. Arrangements are under the direction of the Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Jonathan E. Tobin II Malta – We regret to say that on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, our little man, Jonathan E. Tobin II, passed away after fighting another long battle with pneumonia. Jon graduated from BOCES in June 2001. He was currently attending the Adirondack Rehab Program in Corinth. He loved to spend his time listening to music, sitting in the sunshine, teasing others, eating cheese doodles, playing with tools, watching wood working and riding his tractor. Jon is survived by his mom Pat and his step-dad Ed; big brother Jeff and sister-in-law Keli; uncle Billy Hennessey; nephew Marcus and niece

Kayleigh; grandmother Wilma Such and many friends. Relatives and friends gathered to remember him on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of Saratoga Springs. Funeral services followed at the funeral home. Donations may be made in Jon’s memory to Double H Ranch, 97 Hidden Valley Rd., Lake Luzerne, NY 12846. The family would like to thank all who touched his life and brought him joy and smiles. To Dr. B, a special thank you. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneral

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Sidney M. Israel

Brenda Lee Henderer Middle Grove — Brenda Lee Henderer of Moore Road in Middle Grove died peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, after a courageous 13-year-long battle with cancer. She was 56 years old. Born on Jan. 5, 1954, in Saratoga Springs, she was the daughter of Raymond Meers and Jeanette Harrington Meers. She married her husband, Ralph, on July 24, 1971. Brenda enjoyed spending time at her home in Port Richey, Fla. She also loved shopping and traveling. Her greatest love and enjoyment came from spending time with her grandchildren. She is predeceased by her son, Aaron Henderer. Survivors include her hus-


Saratoga Springs – Sidney M. Israel, 93, a resident of Newburgh, NY and Delray Beach, Florida, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Wheelock Terrace in Hanover, New Hampshire. He died of heart failure. Mr. Israel was born on July 7, 1917 in Newburgh, the only son of Samuel and Bessie Israel. He was a graduate of Ohio State University and pursued graduate studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., which were curtailed when he joined the US Army Air Corp during WWII. While on leave from the Army he married his high school sweetheart, Hannah Frager, who was serving in the US Navy WAVES. Following discharge, Sidney and Hannah transformed a dry goods business into a department store in Newburgh, serving Hudson Valley residents for over 30 years. Sidney handled all the backroom and accounting functions, expanding the business each year and establishing a second location in Cornwall, NY. His remarkable work ethic, outstanding management skills and investment savvy have been a source of inspiration and encour-

agement to many. Throughout his life, his support, mentorship and guidance have been helpful to his family and others in the establishment of their careers. These efforts are an important part of his legacy. In Newburgh, Sidney and Hannah raised a family, established deep roots in the community and contributed to numerous causes. Sidney cared deeply about the State of Israel, and it was the focus of his philanthropy. In 1975, they retired to Florida, where they became active golfers and contract bridge players. Retirement was a continuous honeymoon of outings, foreign travel and visits to children and grandchildren, always together, never leaving each other’s side. The arrival of grandchildren in Florida was always a time of frenetic activity. When the chil-

dren were young it was petting zoos, searching the course ponds for golf balls while eluding alligators and visits to local u-pick-it farms and orchards. Later these were replaced by golf lessons, deep sea fishing and endless trips to the beach to do nothing. He is survived by three children, Mark Israel of Hanover, NH, Robert Israel of Saratoga Springs, and Leslie Goldhar of Winnetka, IL; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and at least one other greatgrandchild on the way; numerous nephews and nieces and adoring in-laws. He was predeceased last year by his dearest friend, business partner and wife of 64 years, Hannah Frager Israel. Services will be conducted at 3 pm today, Friday, October 29, 2010 at the William J. Burke and Sons/Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Burial will follow at the Temple Sinai Cemetery in Moreau, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the Israel Cancer Research Fund, 295 Madison Avenue, Suite 1030, New York, NY 10017-7754. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneral

William Sedutto Saratoga Springs – After a prolonged illness, William Sedutto, age 88, passed away at his home on Thursday morning, Oct. 21, 2010. His wife of 68 years, Irene, was at his side. Born on Feb. 8, 1922 on Staten Island, Mr. Sedutto was the youngest of seven children. He attended Union College until World War Two broke out. Unable to join the military, he left school to work as a machinist for the Navy Department in Pearl Harbor. It was in Pearl Harbor that he married his high school sweetheart, Irene Nowetner. Following the war, the couple returned to Staten Island where he started the Sedutto Ice Cream Company, along with his father and three brothers. The company became one of the largest wholesale manufacturers on the east coast and was branching out into the

retail and franchise business when it was bought and sold twice to Pillsbury Corporation and Sara Lee Corporation. Mr. Sedutto held several patents for ice cream and novelties manufacturing, and also in the field of acoustics and jet muffler systems. He was an avid hunter and member of the rifle and gun club on Staten Island. He attended Mass regularly at St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church in Saratoga until he became homebound. He is survived by his wife, Irene M. (Nowetner) Sedutto; one daughter, Patricia Bruder Rothman of Saratoga Springs; two sons, Joseph W. Sedutto of Roscoe, NY and Mark W. Sedutto of Concord, NH; eight grandchildren, William Sedutto, Melissa Alba-Sedutto, Melinda Rothman, William

Bruder, Maxine Bruder, Joseph Sedutto, Matthew Sedutto and Michael Sedutto. The family wishes to thank their friends and caregivers, including Hospice of Saratoga, for their support during this difficult period. Relatives and friends gathered to remember him on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of Saratoga Springs. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 23 in St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church in Saratoga Springs. Memorials may be made in his name to a charity of one’s choice. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneral



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5 United States Senate Chuck Schumer Democrat

General Election Details Election Day is Tuesday, November 2. Polls are open from 6 am to 9 pm To review a sample ballot for your area, visit the Saratoga County Board of Elections’ website: To find your polling location, visit votersearch.aspx and enter some basic information.

Bio/Qualifications: After graduating from Harvard College and Harvard Law School in 1974, Chuck Schumer returned home and ran for the New York State Assembly at age 23. In 1998, Chuck was elected to the U.S. Senate; he became New York's senior senator. Schumer sits on the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; the Judiciary Committee, where he is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security; the Joint Economic Committee, where he is the Vice Chairman; and the Joint Committee on the Library. Jobs and the Economy: Schumer has a long record of delivering federal support and funding for investments that promote job-growth and economic development throughout New York. Recently, Senator Schumer led the fight to pass the economic recovery package, which will create over 200,000 new jobs across the state and give every middle class family in New York much needed tax relief. Homeland Security and Crime: Schumer has remained focused on protecting America from terrorism and ensuring that we are both smart and tough in dealing with our nation's security. Since September 11, 2001, Schumer has secured nearly $2 billion in transit security, port security, urban area terrorism prevention, and "dirty bomb" protection for New York City and other areas across the state. Education: Schumer believes that a high quality and affordable education is the ticket to prosperity. That is why he has fought to make college tuition affordable for any family that wants to send their kids to college. Schumer succeeded in passing a $2,500 annual college tuition tax credit to give families more resources to send their kids to college. Supporter: Brandon Russell of Pleasant Valley "I support Senator Schumer because he works hard to meet people from all over the state and listen to their needs." For more information on Chuck Schumer's candidacy, visit his website at

Jay Townsend Republican

Randy Credico Libertarian

Bio/Qualifications: Jay Townsend, 56, is the husband of Rebecca Townsend and father of three sons. He received a Bachelors in Science degree in 1976, followed by his Masters degree in 1982 at Purdue University. Townsend is the owner of The Townsend Group, Inc., a market research and communications consulting firm. He has been a business owner in the private sector for 30 years, and is Chairman of the Board at St. John’s Episcopal Church and a member of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. The Federal Tax Burden: The recession has not ended for those who live on Main Street or the one million New Yorkers who cannot find a job. We should extend the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 for five years to keep money in the hands of the job creators. Health Care: Obamacare is causing health insurance premiums to skyrocket. It should be repealed and replaced with a simpler plan that will not require tax increases on the middle class or massive borrowing by the federal government. Details of my health care plan can be found at New York Property Taxes: The property tax burden in New York is now the highest in the nation, 80% above the national average. It is the reason that New York has lost tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs during the past 10 years. I will not support any unfunded federal mandates. Moreover, New York needs to cap the property tax burden. Supporter: Jasper Nolan, resident of Saratoga Springs “I think he’s got a very good background and strong integrity. He doesn’t have the same kind of wealth as his opponent has– he’s an underdog and I’m very supportive. He’s running in a conservative district, and I believe he represents our conservative values. We firmly believe Jay Townsend has the right credentials to run.” For more information on Jay Townsend’s campaign, you may visit his website at, email at, or call (854) 534-3120

Bio/Qualifications: Randy Credico is a political satirist/impressionist and social activist. He was born and raised in Pomona California. Credico decided to combine his love of comedy with political activism. He spent much of the 1980’s in Central America with the peace movement, raising money and organizing “Humorists Against War (HAW}.” Randy has been recognized by his peers for his work with the Kunstler Fund and received awards from Union Square, NAACP and Drug Policy Alliance. Iraq and Afghanistan Wars: I support an immediate pullout of Afghanistan and Iraq, and leave only humanitarian aid workers there to help those who have been displaced or injured by our unconscionable invasions. I believe that the dual actions have made this country extremely unsafe because we have antagonized hundreds of millions of people. We must act quickly to repair the damage done to this country’s reputation. Patriot Act: The Patriot act should be repealed. It is the most intrusive and repressive laws since the Alien and Sedition acts in the 1790s. There are too many big brother agencies trampling on our civil rights as it is: FBI, AFT the DEA and a score of others. I want their power to be modified, not strengthened. Wall Street Bailouts: I was totally against the deregulation of the Banks and Wall Street that took place in1999 in which Chuck Schumer took a pivotal role. The Tarp money should not have gone to the banks at the expense of those who could not afford to pay their mortgages, courtesy of the economic meltdown brought on by the ‘99 deregulations. Supporter: Adam Scavone, current resident in Brooklyn, born and raised in Saratoga Springs “I met Randy through Rockefeller Drug law reform. He dedicated himself to it and threw himself into it. There are some criminal justice reform issues moving forward that I think Randy is really strong on. And I think somebody needs to go after Chuck Schumer. It’s time for somebody to get in there and shake things up, and if Al Franken can do it, why can’t Credico?” For more information on Randy Credico’s campaign, visit his website at


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U.S. Senate Special Election Kirsten Gillibrand Democrat

Joseph Dioguardi Republican

Bio/Qualifications: Kirsten was appointed to the U.S. Senate in January 2009 to fill Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's seat. She has already contributed to the expansion of health insurance to more Americans, helped millions of uninsured children get access to affordable health care, stood with President Obama to move forward on an aggressive economic recovery plan, helped create jobs in New York and made sure New Yorkers get their fair share. Jobs: Government doesn't create jobs, the New Yorkers create jobs. My plans will support and create opportunities for entrepreneurs to thrive by increasing lending to small businesses, providing tax credits for small businesses, investing in research and development of renewable energy, and ending policies that reward companies that outsource American jobs. Middle Class Tax Cuts: New Yorkers are overtaxed. We need to do more to help middle class families and that starts by extending tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses. Transparency/Accountability in Washington: By changing the way Washington does business, we can limit the power of special interests and create good-paying jobs for the middle class. I have an agenda to make Washington more open and transparent by creating a searchable database for all earmarks, ending anonymous holds, reforming the filibuster, and more. Supporter: Local resident in Saratoga Springs "Kirsten Gillibrand has fought for middle class families and worked to bring accountability back to Washington. I believe she's someone with strong values who will do what is right for the American people." For more information on Kirsten Gillibrand's campaign, visit her website at, or call (212) 688-6262.

Bio/Qualifications: In April 1984, Joe was elected to the U.S. Congress, serving two terms during President Ronald Reagan's second term. For over a decade, DioGuardi worked to end the genocide of Albanians in the former Yugoslavia, as the founder and volunteer president of the Albanian American Civic League. In 1996, he cofounded the New York Task Force for Port, Rail, and Industrial Development, and in 2009 co-founded Rethinking Westchester Government. Jobs: Jobs are the largest challenge facing New Yorkers. The big-government spending Gillibrand has openly endorsed and voted for has and will not create jobs. I will lift that burden from the shoulders of small businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators, working to reduce taxes, ease regulations, and advocate for a pro-growth environment. National Debt and Transparency: While Main Street suffers, Capitol Hill spends money we don't have and borrows from countries, like China, that don't share our values. These choices are hurting taxpayers and New York's economy. Washington needs an experienced CPA to tell the truth, so we can plan for tomorrow and reduce our debt. Health Care: The new health care bill must be repealed. It's not a matter of going too far or not far enough; it is a matter of going in the wrong direction. This legislation did little to curb the skyrocketing cost of health care that is bankrupting our nation and our state. Supporter: John Nolan, Chairman of the Saratoga County Republican Committee: "We need Joe in the U.S. Senate. We need jobs in New York, and he is the only one in this race who can bring jobs to the state. We need someone like Joe who understands accounting, who understands the urgency with which we must balance the budget, who understands that current trends cannot continue, and who understands how jobs are created." For more information on Joe DioGuardi's candidacy, visit, or call (914) 941-4171.

U.S. Congress 20th District Scotty Muphy Democrat Qualifications/Bio: As a businessman, I understand the challenges facing our economy from rising taxes and onerous government regulation to growing healthcare costs. I spent my career building businesses across New York, helping to create more than 1,000 jobs. I'm running for Congress to use my private sector experience to find solutions to these difficult issues. Help Small Business: As a businessman, I understand that economic growth must begin with our small businesses. That is why I worked to pass legislation to eliminate capital gains taxes on small business startups, make it easier to purchase new equipment, and expand the size of small business loans to help entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses. Stop Shipping Jobs Overseas: Here in Upstate New York, we've seen thousands of jobs shipped overseas. I'm working to eliminate special interest tax breaks to make it a little easier to create jobs in Upstate New York, and a little harder to ship them overseas. Fiscal Responsibility: Middle class families are struggling, and I support extending tax cuts for working families. However, I do not believe that it is fiscally responsible to borrow $700 billion to give tax cuts for millionaires. Local Supporter: Saratoga Springs businessman Gordon Boyd, President of EnergyNext "I'm supporting Scott because he has been a great friend to small businesses in our community, and he's run a small business. I think he'll keep doing a great job for us when he is reelected." For more information about Scott Murphy's campaign, visit

Chris Gibson Republican Bio/Qualifications: Chris Gibson earned a PhD in Government from Cornell, taught American Politics at West Point Military Academy and was selected as a congressional fellow serving 18 months on staff in Congress. He served in the Army for 24 years, rising to the rank of Colonel. He was deployed 7 times, including 4 combat tours to Iraq. Among his military decorations are 2 Legions of Merit, 4 Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. Taxes: I will work to reduce the tax burden on all Americans so that small businesses can reinvest, expand and hire, farmers will be exempt from the estate tax, the corporate tax rate allows American companies to be more competitive and revise the Alternative Minimum Tax rate that targets the middle class. Regulation: Companies are burdened by regulation that draws away resources from businesses' ability to expand and hire. We must eliminate the new 1099 requirement in Obamacare and pass the REINS In Act requiring that rules proposed by federal agencies be approved by Congress and the President before they can take effect. Healthcare: This bill must be replaced by one that REALLY lowers costs through national competition, tort reform to help limit medical expenses and healthcare cooperatives. This next Congress must relieve small businesses from the burden of added fees and taxes put in place to subsidize this costly government takeover of healthcare. Supporter: Judi Jacquin of Clifton Park "Chris Gibson is a man of honor and integrity. He has the courage and leadership skills to stand up to Washington and stop their reckless tax and spend policies. Chris believes in a smaller, more responsible government. He shares my values - faith in God, love of family, and love of country. Chris is someone I trust to do the right job in these difficult times." For more information on Chris Gibson's campaign, visit his website at, or call (518) 758-2440.



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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Democrat Qualifications/Bio: My years of experience in the public and private sector have prepared me with precisely the right kind of experience, skills and values to be Attorney General for New York State. After graduating from Harvard Law School, I was Deputy Sheriff for two years, a law clerk in Federal Court, and a practicing attorney and public interest lawyer for 15 years. I brought historic lawsuits against the Metropolitan Transit Authority, and worked with tenants to evict drug dealers. I was legal advisor for the successful Clean Money, Clean Elections campaign, and the President of the Board of the Public Policy and Education fund. I also served as pro-bono counsel to the West Side Crime Prevention Program and the Attorney General's Anti-Crime Advocates Program. Issues: There is no greater priority than fighting public corruption in Albany and statewide. I've unveiled a sweeping public integrity plan to expand on Andrew Cuomo's work to root out public corruption. While my opponent admits he never prosecuted a single corrupt public official, I led the charge to expel a corrupt senator for the first time in history, wrote the most sweeping ethics reform in a generation and fought to protect our tax dollars by passing the toughest enforcement legislation in the nation to target waste, fraud and abuse in government. It is more important than ever for Attorney General to police Wall Street to ensure transparency, accountability and fairness. We must punish the bad apples on Wall Street so the good ones can flourish. We must continue standing up for regular New Yorkers, protecting homeowners from mortgage fraud and abusive debt collectors, protecting equality and freedoms like a woman's right to choose, and vigorously enforcing our laws to keep our communities safe. As Attorney General, I will continue Andrew Cuomo's aggressive but fair tradition of standing up to powerful interests so that everyone in this state has equal justice and protection from their government. Local Supporter: Larry Bullman, Saratoga County Democratic Chairman "Eric is by far the best candidate in the race that's going to represent the interest of the people. As the next Attorney General, I know that Eric will continue Andrew Cuomo's aggressive but fair tradition of standing up to the powerful interests and make sure that everyone in the state has equal justice and protection from their government." For more information about Eric Scheniderman's campaign for New York State Attorney General, visit

Dan M. Donovan Republican Qualifications/Bio: Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. was elected Richmond County District Attorney in 2003, becoming the first Republican elected District Attorney in New York City in over 50 years, and was reelected in 2007. A native Staten Islander, Dan Donovan was educated in local schools and attended St. John's University where he earned a BA in Criminal Justice. He attended Fordham University School of Law; was a member of the Fordham Law Review and earned his JD, with honors, in 1988. Dan paid his own way through college and law school, working various jobs. Prior to becoming District Attorney, Donovan served New York for over two decades as prosecutor for eight years under Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau and as Chief of Staff to Staten Island Borough President Guy V. Molinari. In 2002, Mr. Donovan was appointed Deputy Borough President, serving under Borough President James P. Molinaro. Priorities: Rooting-out public corruption will be my priority. I'll do that with a three-pronged plan approach that will act as a deterrent, to prevent corruption before it even occurs. We need robust measures in place to ensure the integrity of member items awarded by our state legislators. I'll do that by requiring legislators to swear - under penalty of perjury - that they won't personally benefit from the allocation of taxpayer money. Today, we only require this of the recipient. I'll also vigorously pursue disclosure of legislators' outside income. New Yorkers must have confidence that elected officials are putting their interests first. Until the legislature passes comprehensive ethics reform, I'll use our lobbying and public officer laws to take a closer look at these relationships to ensure there are no violations of our laws. Finally, I will seek original jurisdiction over all public corruption cases, so that the AG can pursue all public corruption - no matter where it occurs in NY." For more information about Dan M. Donovan's campaign for Attorney General, visit

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Democrat Qualifications: I have served as New York State's Comptroller for the past three and a half years. During this time, I completely reformed the management of the pension fund. When I took office in 2007, I inherited a mess, which I've since cleaned up. I've banned the participation of placement agents and lobbyists in Fund investments, banned pay-to-play political contributions. I have increased transparency, ethics and accountability. I've been a strong voice for fiscal sanity in Albany, and created a website ( that provides taxpayers with more information about public spending than ever before. My audits have uncovered hundreds of millions of dollars in waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayer dollars. During my nearly 20 years in the state legislature, I built a reputation for bipartisanship and dedication to protecting all New Yorkers. My public record is an open book; I'm proud of the work I've done to protect the working people of New York. Issues: Especially in these tough economic times, New Yorkers deserve nothing less than an aggressive fiscal watchdog that fights every day to guard their hard-earned tax dollars. That's what I've done as Comptroller and that's what I'll continue to do. I have approached this job with a simple perspective: it's your money and it's my job to protect it. I also want to continue to protect and strengthen the retirement benefits of New York's hardworking men and women. Lastly, we have to get Albany's fiscal house in order. As Comptroller, I have stood independent of the Albany dysfunction and held government accountable by being one of the strongest voices for real budget and debt reform. I've already introduced a series of proposals, and I'm going to make sure we fix this process. Local Supporter: Valerie Keehn, former Saratoga Springs Mayor "I have the greatest respect for Tom DiNapoli. I think he had done an excellent job working through continuously difficult times with politics in Albany. He has been very transparent, accessible and rigorous in his approach to helping local governments find ways of saving money and finding additional monies within their own budgets. He has worked hard to protect the state pension, and to really hold the line on additional spending within the confines of his own abilities. I think Tom DiNapoli came into office with the respect of a bipartisan legislature and he has continued to garner additional respect in his position." For more information about Thomas DiNapoli's Campaign for State Comptroller, visit

Harry Wilson Republican Qualifications/Bio: I am a businessman, not a politician, with deep financial experience restructuring broken companies, most notably leading the restructuring of General Motors. I will use that experience to attack Albany's fiscal mismanagement, professionalize the pension fund and work to roll back excess government spending that drives our sky-high property taxes. Issues: 1. The greatest challenge for New Yorkers is the lack of good jobs.This should be the highest priorities for elected officials; we must make New York an attractive place to do business. As Comptroller, I will review the barriers to new job creation and eliminate them to encourage economic growth. 2. New York has the highest tax burden in the nation. This especially hurts working class New Yorkers who can least afford it. As Comptroller, I will conduct a forensic audit of every dollar Albany spends, restructure our State government and identify enough savings to reduce the tax burden on all New Yorkers. 3. There are other important ways in which the Comptroller can drive economic development, such as developing more robust private/public partnerships between the pension fund and venture capitalists focused on New York. While creating a better business climate is an ambitious agenda, it is exactly why I am running for this office. Local Supporter: Chris Callaghan of Waterford "Harry Wilson is a great candidate. He certainly has the financial experience to run the pension fund, which is a very large amount of taxpayers' money. As a taxpayer, state retiree and pension recipient I'm interested in having that money well invested and protected - he has all the credentials to do that. What he doesn't have is any ties to the Albany crowd, which is great. I'm confident that he is going to treat the taxpayers' money like it’s important and can't be wasted and that's what we need." For more information about Harry Wilson's campaign for State Comptroller, visit


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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo - Democrat Issues: The people of New York deserve a government that works, for a change - not a government paralyzed by partisan politics and plagued by ethical scandals. We love New York and are willing to fight for the fundamental reforms necessary to restore competence and integrity in government and regain the public's confidence. We are Democrats, Republicans and Independents. But we are New Yorkers first, foremost and always. I aim to restore honor and integrity to government; get our fiscal house in order; right-size the government, because government in New York is too big, ineffective and expensive; make New York the jobs capital of the nation; and continue New York's national leadership in protecting and advancing individual rights and safeguarding the future of its citizens. For more information about Andrew Cuomo’s campaign for New York State Governor, visit his website:

Kristin Davis Anti-Prohibition Party Legalize Marijuana Legalize Prostitution Legalize Casino Gambling Gay Marriage Equality For more information about Kristin Davi’s campaign for Governor, visit her website:

Howie Hawkins Green Party Issues: Progressive Taxes Reform Albany Full Employment Jobs for All at Living Wages For more information about Howie Hawkin’s campaign for Governor, visit

Jimmy McMillan "Rent is too damn High" Issues: The rent is too damn high Create Jobs The rent is too damn high

Carl Paladino -Republican Issues Taxes:As Governor, Carl Paladino will cut taxes by ten percent in the first six months of his administration. To keep taxes low, Carl will require a super-majority vote of both Houses for the State Legislature to raise taxes. Spending: A successful businessman, Carl Paladino will cut state spending by 20 percent in his first year as Governor. He will evaluate every department and agency of state government for efficiency, effectiveness and necessity. Jobs: Carl Paladino knows only cutting spending and taxes creates jobs. He'll give New York manufacturers a tax holiday to reinvest profits and create good paying jobs. Medicaid: As Governor, Carl Paladino will require a minimum one-year residency in New York before someone is eligible for Medicaid and welfare benefits, and will cut wasteful Medicaid options to save New Yorkers $10 billion annually. Reform: As Governor, Carl Paladino will turn Albany upside down and reform the Legislature. For more information about Carl Paladino's campaign for New York State Governor, visit his website:

For more information about Jimmy McMillan’s campaign for Governor, visit

Warren Redlich Libertarian Issues: Cut spending Eliminate several state agencies, including welfare Cap bureaucrat pay and pensions For more information about Warren Redlich's campaign for Governor, visit

Charles Barron Freedom Party Issues: Break free from Democratic policies Affirmative action Close the wealth gap For more information about Charles Barron’s campaign for Governor, visit his website: d42/html/members/home.shtml




Friday, October 29, 2010

Sam Whitehouse Productions by Yael Goldman Saratoga TODAY Sam Who? Sam Gibson is the lyrical force behind Sam Whitehouse Music, a Saratoga Springs voice coaching studio with a long waiting list and an edgy agenda. The Boston native is a formally trained contemporary singer and pianist with extensive performance experience and an impressive resume. She's collaborated with bands such as The Verdict, Built for Comfort and the Mighty Bad Habits. Specializing in jazz, rock and pop, Gibson's private lessons and performance classes prepare aspiring singers for the stage. Singers of all ages and levels enroll in the studio to increase their range, learn how to control their breathing, find their own unique sound and, most importantly, build confidence. "We coach singers in contemporary singing, which makes us a little different from your average voice studio because a lot of voice coaches are classically trained," Gibson said. "We teach everything that is not classical or musical theater."

Mark Bolles • Saratoga Today

Sam Whitehouse with students Molly Crotty, Brett Groff, Dana Farrell, Doria Tremante and Sandra Hewson during Wednesday’s Student Showcase at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs. Gibson opened the studio at the beginning of 2009 and quickly found a great demand for her services, so much that she needed to hire more instructors. With two more vocal coaches on board, White House Music now offers four-week performance classes to help students learn to control their stage-fright and polish their stage presence, a harmony class and pri-

vate enhanced lessons. Over the past few years in business, Whitehouse Music studio has grown into a safe, comfortable environment for students to explore and develop their talents as singers; where students are exposed to new musical opportunities and experiences; where they can build their confidence and push their limits.

"There are many people who are far more capable than they think in both music and life," Gibson said. "My job is to help my students discover their true capacity." Lessons and coaching programs differ from student to student their musical inspirations, performance level and goals; however, most Whitehouse Music students share a common interest: they are looking to explore the "singer" side of themselves. According to Gibson, each and every Whitehouse Music student has an interesting and unique story about finding themselves as a singer, and about getting to the point of feeling comfortable enough to perform. Conquering one's fears is an important part of becoming a singer, which is why Gibson's coaching classes place an emphasis on the actual live performance. Fourteen of the studio's 30 students took the stage on Wednesday, October 27 at Caffé Lena for their Student Showcase. "All of these students have really been working on conquering their fear of singing in front of other people," Gibson commented prior to the Showcase. "Singing is a little different from playing an instrument, because you have nothing to hide behind. Standing on stage is like being exposed, it makes people feel really vulnerable." For more information about Sam Whitehouse Music, visit or call (617) 335-7111.


Mama Mia’s moves forward


Lauren and Giuseppe Grisio, owners of Mama Mia's Pizza and Cafe, received their building permit on Monday, October 26, solidifying their plans to expand their business by 3,000 square feet. The Grisio's are opening an authentic Italian pastry shop and café next to their successful restaurant in the former Dream Sleep Mattress Outlet location at the Price Chopper Plaza on Route 50 in Saratoga Springs. Connected to their original eatery, the new space will feature Italian sweets and delicacies not available anywhere else in the area. "There is no Italian bakery in Saratoga, and a lot of people drive to Latham or Albany to get their cannolis and other pastries, so there was definitely a demand," Giuseppe said. The menu will also feature coffee, espresso and a full wine list. A private-party dining area with capacity for 70 guests is also part of the Grisio's plan. Giuseppe is hopeful that the new café and pastry shop will be open by January 1, 2011.

LaSartoria reopens at new Broadway location LaSartoria, custome Italian clothier and tailor, re-opened last week at 489 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs. Previously, LaSartoria was located just across the street at 509 Broadway where owner Vincezo Montesano conducted business for 10 years. "It just was time to leave. Our lease was almost over and the price was too high," he said. The new shop, which is located above True Tattoo Studio, is the same size as the original but Montesano said the layout is much different. LaSartoria will offer the same services - alterations, tuxedo rentals, tailoring and custom suits - however, the new location will allow for quicker service and lower prices. "The price will be much less because my overhead is much less," he said. Montesano chose to stay close to his former space to ensure his out-oftown clientele can easily locate him when they return. He is still putting the finishing touches on the shop, and looks forward to adding a canopy over his five-step entrance within the next few weeks. A new website ( is also in the works, and should be ready before Christmas. "We want people to be able to compare prices and learn about our services," he said.




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Local Business Bulletin Increasing Business through WBE Certification The Professional Women in Building of Eastern NY group is hosting an educational event about state and federal Women Owned Business certifications as a means to discover new pathways for increasing revenue. Kate Baker, Business Advisor with the Small Business Development Center, University at Albany, will be discussing the benefits, requirements and process of becoming a certified Women Owned Business on Wednesday, November 10 at Curtis Lumber, located at 885 State Route 67, from 8:30 to 10:30 am. The cost to participate is $15 for non-members and $10 for Professional Women in Building members. HRCCU raises funds for Junior Achievement Hudson River Community Credit Union recently presented a check for $305 to Junior Achievement as a

result of their Jeans for Charity program for July, August and September. The donation will be used to supply program materials for children in three elementary classrooms. Junior Achievement is a the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs that help prepare young people for the real world.

FingerPaint welcomes new employees FingerPaint Marketing announced this week the addition of Michelle Petroff and Erica Dingeman to its growing staff. Michelle Petroff joins FingerPaint's account services team from SANUWAVE, Inc./PulseVet in Alpharetta, Georgia. As a product manager for the medical device company, her responsibilities included

Saratoga Regional YMCA to Receive "Excellence in Facilities" Award The Saratoga Regional YMCA was recently recognized for "Excellence in Facilities" by the Y-USA Property Development Department. YMCA's from all over the country were reviewed on the basis of efficiency and comprehensive building and property practices that increase membership growth, retention and facility use. More than 204 honorees have been formally recognized with the annual award since its 1997 inception. "We are very pleased to be recognized for the efforts of our many volunteers and staff in designing an extremely functional, as well as beautiful facility," Jim Letts, CEO of the Saratoga Regional YMCA, said.

Jim Letts, CEO of the YMCA of Saratoga, John Muse, Muse Architects, and Bill Dake, member of the YMCA of Saratoga Board of Trustees. The YMCA also announced this week that construction has begun on the organization's newest branch in Greenwich. Extensive renovations are underway at the Battenkill YMCA located at 184 Main Street. A groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Tuesday, November 2 at 2 pm, and the community is invited to attend. "We are looking at opening the facility in February of 2011," Letts said. "Once construction nears completion, all the community will be invited to come and see what we have to offer." The Saratoga Regional YMCA will also be holding an open house in the near future. For those who are interested in more information about the Battenkill Branch, please contact Yonka Perkins, Senior Health and Wellness Director, at (518) 583-9622, ext. 146.

marketing and strategic plan development for multiple corporate divisions. Previously, Petroff was product manager for Alliant Pharmaceuticals in the asthma, dermatology and psychiatric drug categories. She began her career in account services at Palio Communications in Saratoga Springs where she worked for five years. A graduate of Penn State, Petroff holds a BS in Health Policy and Administration. She also received a graduate certificate from the University of Georgia in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Regulatory Affairs in 2007. Erica Dingeman also comes to FingerPaint Marketing in an account services role. Most recently, she served as director of marketing and sales for DZ Restaurants and was responsible for all internal and external promotions for the company's three restaurants in Saratoga Springs and Clifton Park.

Prior to DZ, Dingeman was director of marketing at Select Sotheby's International Realty where she was charged with the company's comprehensive marketing and public relations initiatives. She is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo and holds a BA in Journalism and Media Studies.

Adirondack Trust announces promotion The Adirondack Trust Company announced this week that Heidi C.

Ives, who has over 17 years of banking and mortgage lending experience, was promoted to Vice President of Residential Lending. Ives recently relocated from Dallas, Texas where she owned a boutique mortgage company specializing in high-net-worth customers, and hosted her own radio talk show called the "Solution Mortgage Lending Hour." She is a graduate of Creighton University, where she played Division I softball on a full athletic scholarship.


LOCAL Welcome to our “Buy Local” special section. As a locally-owned and locally-operated business, Saratoga TODAY understands the importance of supporting local merchants and maintaining a vibrant local economy. Whether the business is a flashy storefront in downtown Saratoga Springs, or an eclectic shop off the beaten path, these entrepreneurs rely on you to keep the registers ringing. What you will usually find when frequenting these merchants is shop owners and employees who are extremely knowledgeable about their product line and passionate about their store. They have a vested interest to keep you happy, and they will usually go above and beyond to meet your needs. Why is buying local important to your community? • Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in our community’s future. • Local non-profits receive an average of 250 percent more from smaller businesses than they do from larger businesses. • Our one-of-a-kind businesses, and there are plenty of them, are an integral part of the distinctive character of our community. When people choose their vacation they generally seek out a destination that offers them the sense of being someplace not just anyplace - so they are a big draw for tourism. • Small local businesses are the largest employers nationally and provide the most jobs to residents. • Locally owned businesses buy local products – large chains don’t. This means a smaller carbon footprint and more sustainable growth. • Locally owned businesses generally set up shop in town or city centers as opposed to developing on the fringe. This means less urban sprawl, congestion and habitat loss. So remember, when making ALL of your shopping choices, think local first!

Friday October 29, 2010

Cudney's Launderers & Dry Cleaners

Owners: L ynette & Dan Whaley Contact #: 584-8460 Website: Years in Business: 58 As "The Cleaner For All Seasons" we offer Eco-Friendly cleaning to meet ALL of your needs. From Tuxedos and Gowns to your Favorite Jeans and Comfy Sweaters, to your Cozy Down Comforter, we clean (and repair) it all. We offer convenient counter hours, along with FREE Home and Business Pickup and Delivery.




Flores & Flores

Owners: Ann-Marie Flores, Frankie Flores Contact #: Ann-Marie Flores The Salon - 584-8444 Flores Fine Art Gallery - 584-8444; Website:; Years in Business: 9

Master artisans are hard to come by, but 492 Broadway in Saratoga Springs proudly hosts two of them. The front half of the building features art for you to "look at", while in back of the building "you are" the art. This symbiotic relationship is the partnering of husband and wife team Frankie and Ann-Marie Flores. Frankie is the famed artist known for his equine and jazz pieces that adorn some of the finest homes in our region. Anne-Marie is a Redken master colorist and Redken educator who has an eye for beauty and the training to make it happen. Always one for providing superior customer service, Anne-Marie decided to open a second salon in Saratoga Springs after realizing how many of her clients were making the trip north to her original location at Studio 71. The Saratoga location is a full service salon offering designer cuts and color, a new manicure bar, a pedicure room, make-up applications and lessons.



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Allerdice Electric Owner: Wally Allerdice Address: 120 Excelsior St. Saratoga Springs (Behind Allerdice Glass & Mirror/Across from Olde Saratoga Brewing Co.)

Contact #: 583-3121 Website: Years in Business: 11 Allerdice Electric Supply is an integral part of the Allerdice family of businesses catering to the home improvement needs of Saratoga County residents and beyond. Operating as a full stocking electrical supply house Allerdice Electric provides homeowners, electrical contractors and installers fast accurate order fulfillment as well as a conveniently located, locally owned business with an experienced, professional and knowledgeable staff. Need Advice on Electrical Products? Ask Allerdice.

Virgils Owner: Kathleen Quartararo Address: 86 Henry Street Saratoga Springs Contact #: 587-2949 Website: Years in Business: 4+ Virgil’s House is a haven for those who want, need, or dream about getting out, getting away get, and getting to all that feels and tastes good! A testament to the value of children, cherished time with friends, connection with community. Confident enough to not be tied to an electronic collar 24/7, as electronics are checked at the door! De-tech and DELIGHT in the humor, warmth, and deliciousness of great company, great food, coffee, wine, beer and entertainment. OH and a real live princess.


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Crush & Cask Wine & Spirits

Saratoga Tile & Supplies Owner: Craig Burrows Contact #: 584-6700 Website: Years in Business: 13


Craig Burrows, Ron Cook

Glens Falls Tile & Supplies has been in business since 1997. We have recently opened our second location just 2 miles north of the Wilton Mall at 4249 Route 50. Our number one priority is CUSTOMER SERVICE! We take the time to get to know our customers’needs, so we have a better understanding of the best products to promote to reach their desired result. Our Design Specialists have over 100 years of combined building trades experience; our showroom, over 10,000 different product samples. Our showroom is conveniently located and designed for your comfort. We encourage you to stop by, and look forward to serving you!

Owners: Jeff & Patty Novo Contact #: 306-6781

Website: Years in Business: 2

Crush & Cask offers a superior selection of wines and spirits at prices suited to every budget! We are involved with numerous local charities and organizations and make it our priority to support local businesses and our community. At Crush & Cask, you will enjoy a superior wine and spirit shopping experience and know that you're supporting a local business that gives back to our local community! Cheers! Patty and Jeff Novo.




Barre Strength Owner: Constance Crane Contact #: 583-0361 Website: Years in Business: 8 months The workout that has whipped stars such as Kelly Ripa and Sarah Jessica Parker into shape has found a home in Saratoga Springs, at 468 Broadway, over Max London’s. This cutting edge workout combines light weights with interval cardio training, isometric stretching and the principals of ballet barre conditioning. Skidmore students and all high school students are welcome, with a student charge of only $10.00. We are also pleased to now offer Zumba every Tuesday at 5:30pm. We look forward to seeing you at the Barre!

Friday October 29, 2010

Rockabella Boutique

Owner:Jackie Szurek Contact #: 581-8386 Website: Years in Business: 4 Rockabella offers local females the hottest dresses for homecoming, semi-formals, Prom and more! We are known for outfitting the "locals" in our sassy styles at fabulous prices! Skidmore students enjoy 10% off any purchase with ID and local High School students love our timely homecoming and prom dress coupons and discounts! Thank You to our Loyal Local Fashionistas!


Friday October 29, 2010

Roohan Realty Owner: J. Thomas Roohan Contact #: 587-4500 Website: Years in Business: 41 Roohan Realty has been serving the Saratoga region's real estate needs since 1969. The award-winning team of 50 professionals specializes in residential, commercial, new construction and equine properties. Roohan Realty is committed to a hometown philosophy of community involvement. Visit the office conveniently located at 519 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs.



Granite & Marble Works, Inc. Owners: Margaret & Mike Roohan Contact #: 584-2800 Website: graniteand Years in Business: 6+ Our business fabricates and installs natural stone countertops for home and commercial use. We have over 400 slabs of granite, marble, soapstone, quartz, onyx, travertine and limestone in our 12,000 square foot indoor facility. Our friendly and helpful staff is eager to assist you with your project!




Friday October 29, 2010

Mangino The Local Buick Chevrolet Pub & Teahouse Owners: Ralph Mangino Sr. & Family Contact #: 885-5301 (Ballston Spa) 843-5702 (Amsterdam) Website: Years in Business: 32 The Mangino Family has been providing superior sales and service to its customers for over 32 years. With the recent downsizing of GM, Mangino has been asked to continue doing business with GM. This is the direct result of hard work and the commitment to give service and fair deals every day to everyone.

Owners: Michael Phinney and Jonathan Haynes Contact #: 587-7256 Website: Years in Business: 3 The Local Pub and Teahouse serves traditional English and Irish specialties with a unique selection of craft brews and organic teas from around the world. With two dart boards, a long reclaimed timber bar, a stone fireplace and a large outdoor Pub Garden where you can relax and enjoy your spirits in a “Local” Adirondack chair; the Local Pub and Teahouse is a true neighborhood pub. Stop in and enjoy the live music, the weekend brunch and the best fish n’ chips in town!


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Owner: Pam Worth Contact #: 587-2772 Website: Years in Business: 6 amazing months!



Spoken Compliments to the Chef

Enter the store and you will instantly realize this is different. Thoughtfully laid out and carefully edited, Spoken's signature cedar chandelier softly spins as you take it all in! Pam uses her over 27 years experience as a buyer and merchandiser to create and deliver a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Understanding that women can feel challenged when it comes to clothing choices in the market. Pam uses an honest approach to help her customers feel comfortable in their clothes.

Owners: John and Paula Reardon Contact #: 226-4477 Website: Years in Business: 8 Compliments to the Chef is a unique kitchen supply and cutlery store which carries leading brand names such as: All Clad, LeCreuset, Emile Henry, Viking, Jura Capresso, Wusthof, J. A. Henckels, Shun, Global and Kyocera and much more. It is different from the big box stores by offering a warm, inviting store filled with a knowledgeable, friendly staff and the best in kitchenware from around the world. Customers enjoy a relaxed shopping environment while the staff works diligently to satisfy each individual’s needs.




Friday October 29, 2010

Saratoga Saddlery Frank Adams Owners: Jewelers Sabine Rodgers Contact #: 580-4522 Website: Saratoga Years in Business: 4

Saratoga Saddlery features international equestrian lifestyles in fashion, tack and gifts. Our boutiques will deliver the high level customer service you deserve. You will find a great selection for women, men and children. The Saratoga Saddlery gift card can be used in our store in Saratoga Springs, NY and Del Mar, CA and on our website In our tack shop you will find quality-riding apparel for all your riding needs. Can’t find it? Just call us and our friendly customer service will try to find it for you. We do special orders around the nation. We always have that unique gifts for someone special. Saratoga Saddlery... More than just a tack shop! We carry brands like UGG, Bogner Ski Jackets, Gimo Italian Leather, Lucchese Cowboy boots, Joules, Ariat, Pikeur, Eurofit, Alp n Rock, Grand Prix,Stubben, Gersemi, GPA, J McLaughlin.

Owner: Kimberly Adams Russell Contact #: 435-0075 Albany 583.4099 Saratoga Website: Locations: Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany 18 Division Street, Saratoga

Frank Adams Jewelers is the Capital Region’s premier retailer of internationally recognized and award winning designer jewelry and timepiece brands. A third generation family-owned business established in 1922, Frank Adams Jewelers is proud to represent the enduring gifts of luxury that are passed from generation to generation.


Friday October 29, 2010


Green Conscience Violets of Saratoga

Owner:Laura Farrar Contact #: 584-4838 Website: Years in Business: 4 Voted a local favorite in 2009 and 2010 by Saratoga Today/ and The Saratogian, Violet’s and Stella’s of Saratoga carries women’s contemporary clothing, shoes and accessories. Violet’s opened in 2007 and most recently Stella’s in 2010. Since then owner Laura Farrar has been dedicated to offering women stylish trends at affordable prices. The boutiques house looks for every occasion, from weekend casual and special events to every day ensembles. Owned and operated by women, we are dedicated to help women feel confident and beautiful by dressing customers in fashionable and flattering looks. Need help finding a special look for a black tie affair or for an unconventional backyard wedding? Is that ten year reunion approaching, or how about a date with the cutie from work? Rest assured, Violet’s and Stella’s have you covered.

Owners: Karen Totino Sophie Castro Contact #: 306-5196 Website: Years in Business: 1.5

People are increasingly concerned about potential chemical toxicity and the planet, and they are also looking for high quality, durable materials that add value to their home. Green Conscience is a design showroom that provides one stop shopping for people interested in a lifestyle of health and sustainability. Our mission is to help our clients with a problem, providing not only a solution to their problem, but piece of mind that comes from making the right choice.


Friday October 29, 2010


Saratoga Salsa & Spice Company

Owners: John & Sherry Knotek Contact #: 221-7111 Years in Business: 6+ Saratoga Salsa & Spice Company is your one-stop-shop for specialty foods with a "little bit of attitude!" Amazing selection of salsas, spices, hot sauces, BBQ sauces and rubs.

The Wood Carte Owners: Chris Carte Lori-wife Jeremy age 16 Stephanie age 13 Contact #: 793-7655 Website: Years in Business: 29 The Carte brothers, Chris and Lindsay Carte, invite you to stop in and see what makes The Wood Carte on Route 9 in Queensbury the place for “all things wooden and well made.” From rustic to refined and everything in between, their showrooms are like none you’ve ever seen before. Our 2nd location is on Rt.7 in Rutland,VT.


Friday October 29, 2010

Family Vision Care Center Owner: Susan Halstead, ABOC, FNAO Contact #: 584-6111 Website: Years in Business: The practice has been in continuous operation since 1927. Susan Halstead has owned the practice since 1997. Comprehensive Eye Examinations for your entire family! Exclusive Designer and budget eyewear. Contact lenses for kids, sports, bifocal wearers and astigmatism. Participants of “INFANT-SEE”, your baby’s first examination up to Age One, is completely FREE. “FIRST FRIDAY’s FREE”—An eye examination for FREE on the First Friday of Every Month for patients without vision insurance. Participating with most major medical plans including Tricare, Medicare, MVP, CDPHP, EMP BC/BS. We are EyeMed providers.


Earl B. Feiden Inc. Appliance & TV Owners: E Brad Feiden, Mary Feiden, Mark Feiden, Michael Feiden Contact #: 785-8555 Website Years in business: 84 Earl B Feiden Appliance is a local family owned and operated appliance store. Our company evolved from the ice and coal delivery business of the early 1900's. Today, with locations at the Latham Circle and Broadway in Kingston, our store carries over 50 brands of appliances. Quality products, low prices and knowledgable attentive customer service remain the cornerstone of our business today. Supporting a local family owned business strengthens the community and saves you money.



Furniture Theatre Owners: Edward Caro & Thomas Caro Contact #: 587-9420 Website Years in business: 24

Located on Route 9 in front of the Malta Drive-In, Furniture Theatre serves the greater Saratoga Region as a full line furniture store. Our passion for unique products can be seen from the moment you walk through our doors. At Furniture Theatre, we stand alone as a unique furniture buying experience for everyone, combining quality with affordability. From Adirondack Lodge, Country Cottage, Casual Lifestyle to Timeless Traditional, Furniture Theatre features the designer styles seen in popular home decorating magazines for every budget and personal taste.

Friday October 29, 2010

Allerdice Party Rent-all Owners: Wally Allerdice Contact #: 584-1412 Website allerdice Address: 30 Storage Lane (Off of Route 29) Saratoga Springs Years in business: 16 Allerdice Party Rentall specializes in a wide variety of party rentals for every special occasion. Whether you're having a party, wedding, family reunion, convention or meeting, feel free to call us with your question anytime. Our Party Consultant, Debbie Strom has the knowledge, experience, and vision to plan and coordinate any event -large or small. Contact us for your next special occasion and experience a quality of service that is second to none. In fact, it's why we're one of the fastest growing party rental suppliers in the northeast!

Friday October 29, 2010

Celtic Treasures

Owners: Paul & Antoinette O'Donnell Contact #: 583-9452 Website: Years in Business: 18 We proudly feature the finest gift items from Ireland: gold & silver jewelry, Belleek china, Galway & Waterford crystal, food, teas, fragrances, wool clothing, music & more!



Dehn’s Flowers

Owners: Dude Dehn & John Mishoe Address: 180 Beekman Street, Saratoga Springs Contact #: 584-1880 (also on Facebook) Year in Business: 118 We may be the oldest flower shop. But we have the newest ideas!



Saratoga Winery Owners: Rich & Tara Nimmo Address: 462 Route 29 West Saratoga Springs Contact #: 584-WINE (9463) Year in Business: 1 Step into the Adirondacks just three and a half miles from Downtown Saratoga. We are a winery and tasting bar with a growing selection currently offering thirteen of our own hand crafted wines. Our varieties include whites and reds ranging from sweet to dry and a selection of all natural, low in sulfites, Melomel wines made with local honey. Wine tastings are available during all business hours at our Adirondack style tasting bar. We carry a variety of local specialty and gourmet products including cheese, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, Saratoga Peanut Butter, Saratoga Chips, Sundaes Best Hot Fudge, gifts and accessories for the wine lover and more. The Saratoga Winery is a warm and inviting place to visit and experience. We are the perfect venue for events of all sizes. You are sure to leave with a smile on your face and at least one bottle of exceptional wine.

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Owners: Marianne (aka: Mare) & Dave Barker Address: 368 Broadway,Saratoga Springs Contact #: 587-0666 Year in Business: 32 Established in 1978, Impressions of Saratoga strives to offer a unique collection of products at affordable prices. Impressions offers their customers an eclectic mix of the traditional blended with the unexpected! Souvenirs, collectibles, locally made gourmet food products, authors and artists, jewelry, cards, gifts ... are showcased in this historic location. Gift Baskets, free gift wrapping, shipping and many other services available. Old fashioned, friendly customer service offered year round.


Friday October 29, 2010

The Adirondack Trust Company

Owner: privately held Contact #: 584-5844 Website: adirondack Years in Business: 107

As an employee owned and locally managed bank we offer a variety of banking services, including: • Personal and Business Banking • WebWise® Online Banking & Bill Pay • Investment Management and Retirement Planning • Insurance – Personal and Business



Spa City Jiu Jitsu

Instructors: Chad Beatty Bob Dashnow Eddie Fyvie Contact #: 248-2080

Website: Years in Business: 5

At SPA CITY Jiu-Jitsu we teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts, the most in demand styles in the United States. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Japanese for "Art of Gentleness") is a cutting edge Martial Art style, perfected by the legendary Gracie Family in Brazil. The essence of Jiu-Jitsu is the ability to flow quickly from one technique to another to control an attacker. This style allows for a smaller person to defeat a much larger attacker. We continue to receive a 5-star “Superior” rating from Bauer Financial for our financial Learn the same techniques the Gracie Family and their students have used to strength and have branches throughout Saratoga County and in Glens Falls and Queensbury. dominate Mixed Martial Arts Competitions for the past 80 years. Member FDIC




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Maggie Fronk honored with Sunshine Peace Award by Daniel Schechtman Saratoga TODAY When Maggie Fronk joined the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services in Saratoga County (DVRC) as Executive Director eight and a half years ago, she realized she had a chance to really do some good for women in her community. “It seemed like the type of place where we could have a large impact on making people’s lives better, and also in bringing issue awareness and mobilizing the community to end domestic violence,” Fronk said. For her tireless effort, Fronk was awarded The Sunshine Peace Award, honoring extraordinary individuals working to end domestic violence. The organization, founded by Doris Buffet (sister to investor Warren Buffet), bestows its bi-annual honors to only 15 people nationwide for the role they play in their communities as they fight against domestic violence. “First I was floored,” Fronk said after she first found out she had received the award. “It’s a very rare occasion when I’m speechless. And then I was totally honored. I was absolutely humbled in being chosen to be one of those among such a select group.” Fronk caught the attention of the Sunshine Lady Foundation after Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC), who partnered with DVRC, submitted an application on Fronk’s behalf for her work on Project Hope and Power, now in its sixth year. “Project Hope and Power is an eight-week course that allows people to learn different aspects of financial independence,” said Marquita Rhodes, account executive

of Allegory Studios, who has worked with Fronk on Hope and Power. “Anybody can attend, but it’s largely attended by DVRC clientele. We listen to professional women talk about specific topics on how to get your finances in order, how to get your resume in order, how to interview for a job, how to get an apartment, how to buy a house, how to buy a car and how to find other types of financial assistance.” The program, which is completely free to attend, also provides free childcare and serves dinner to those attending, making it possible for women in difficult situations to take advantage of the service. “We understand that financial need is one of the main reasons why women are trapped in and are unable to leave a domestic violence situation,” Fronk said, “especially if they have children. If you’ve got a mom who’s got a couple of little kids and the idea that she can’t provide for the family’s basic living needs – particularly if she’s been in a situation where the abuser has not allowed her to work or have access to her finances – it becomes really daunting, so they tend not to leave and to go back to the abusive situation.” But through Project Hope and Power, Fronk and her associates are hoping to change all that, providing women the tools they need to get on their feet and help them to lead safe and independent lives. This month, as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the DVRC is running another initiative known as ‘Color Me Purple,’ a project designed to bring further awareness about domestic violence to the public. “The idea is that domestic violence is a crime that affects one in four women in our community,”

Bill Clinton Comes to Speak in Saratoga Springs

Former President Bill Clinton will campaign for Scott Murphy's reelection in Saratoga County on Monday, November 1 at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga Spa State Park. The doors will open at 6:30 am, the event starts at 7:30 am and Clinton is scheduled to give a speech about the economy and endorsing the Congressman's campaign for reelection. He will begin speaking at around 8:30 am. For tickets, stop in to the Saratoga County Democratic headquarters located on the corner of Spring Street and Broadway in Saratoga Springs or e-mail Larry Bullman, County Democratic Chairman:

said Fronk. “And yet, I don’t think we’re aware of the prevalence of domestic violence. I can’t tell you how many people call the hotline and say that they don’t know if they should be calling because they’ve never known anyone in their situation. And yet it’s one in four women. And so what we’re trying to do is to get the community to say that this does happen, and it’s an issue we care about.” To show your support, Fronk is asking those around the community – businesses, faith organizations, individuals and community groups to participate in a public activity wearing purple, and then send a picture to the DVRC so they can post it on their website. While Domestic Violence Awareness Month ends officially on October 31, the unfortunate truth is that domestic violence itself does not, so Fronk and DVRC have decided to carry on ‘Color Me Purple’ year-round, asking the community to show their support often and always. The DVRC is a private non-profit organization that can always use volunteers to help fight against domestic violence. By visiting their website,, you can sign up to work the group’s hotlines, donate money to their cause, or help in a wide variety of other capacities.

“But probably what we’re looking for most from the community is to say that this is an issue of importance,” said Fronk, “and to keep that purple color and concept of survivors in a safe community alive throughout the year by talking about the issue and bringing it to people’s consciousness.” To learn more about the DVRC, you may visit them on the web at To access the DVRC hotline, please call them at (518) 584-8188.

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Maggie Fronk sits with Doris Buffet at the Sunshine Peace Awards




Friday, October 29, 2010


Local Lunch Menu Captures National Attention by Yael Goldman Saratoga TODAY Saratoga Springs School District was honored for its efforts to promote healthy eating habits with a unique special guest visit. Last week, Agriculture Deputy Undersecretary Janey Thornton visited Geyser Road Elementary School to get a taste of the district's healthy menu and enjoy lunch with kindergartners and first grade students. Over the past seven years, the school's food service department has moved from serving students processed foods to homemade, healthy meals. In an effort to improve students' eating habits, and encourage making healthy choices even outside the school cafeteria, Saratoga Springs removed items such as French fries, which they replaced with fresh roasted potatoes, and chicken nuggets, which was substituted with a more nutritious baked chicken.

"We took hot dogs and cheese sauce off the menu, and eliminated high processed, fatty meats like sausage and pepperoni," Margaret Sullivan, Saratoga Springs School District Lunch Director, said. "Our healthy menus focus on whole foods that are locally-sourced with an emphasis on whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes." Thanks to the support of the School District and Administration, and the cafeteria workers who go "above-and-beyond" to make wholesome meals, Sullivan has been successful in implementing her healthy-eating initiative. "It was great to see the efforts made by the Saratoga Springs City School District in moving from processed food to fresh, whole foods made from scratch," Dr. Thornton said. Each year, the district works on a new initiative to enhance the lunch menu and its nutrition value. For example, last year the goal was to add more fruits and vegetables, resulting in the district forming a

unique partnership with the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. The Farmers’ Market, which rents space at Division Street Elementary school during the winter, pays a portion of its rent in produce, allowing more local items and a greater variety of produce onto the menu. According to Sullivan, Saratoga Springs' healthy menu now includes items as unique and healthful as tabbouleh and quinoa; the district is even looking to increase the presence of beans on the menu, which Sullivan admits is a challenge. "Children aren't fond of beans, but we are working to come up with recipes they will like," she said. The district's healthy-eating initiative goes beyond the cafeteria trays; Saratoga has also launched an educational program with guest speakers, partnerships with local organizations such as the Cornell Cooperative Extension, and seminars to teach students about the benefits of making healthy choices. "I meet with the Student Councils to explain why we have made these changes and show them the labels off things like processed chicken so they see why it's important to eat

Mark Bolles • Saratoga Today

Dr. Janey Thornton, USDA Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, enjoys a healthy lunch with Geyser Road Elementary School students on Thursday, October 21. whole foods, not processed foods," she said. Dr. Thornton's visit emphasized the educational aspect of bringing healthier foods to America's school cafeterias, which is the focus of the Federal Child Nutrition Act and First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign. Saratoga Springs was chosen for the visit because of how successful the district has been in enhancing students’ health by

feeding their stomachs and their minds. "We want to help them make better choices outside of school, and we have to try to change the culture a little bit. Children are constantly told through television and ads to eat less healthy foods, and we want to do our part to get them to realize that good food can taste good," Sullivan said. "We try to use lunch as a teaching opportunity."

2011 National Merit Scholarship Program honors local students Saratoga Springs High School seniors Rebecca Chillrud and Christine Penicka have been named as semifinalists in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship competition. They are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists nationwide selected from approximately 1.5 million students who took the test. Semifinalists compete for scholarships that will be offered next spring. SeniorsTrinity GroceWofford and Evangeline Yergan were named as outstanding partici-

pants in the National Achievement Scholarship program for black American students. They scored in the top three percent. The following local seniors were named Commended Students in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program: Sydney Boles, a student at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs; Colin Sullivan, a senior at Schuylerville High School; Saratoga Springs High School students Anthony Benis, Alexander Brennan, Colin Bresnahan, Timothy Clements, Michael Hogan, Emmett Hollyer,

Paarth Taneja and Kyle Willmott; and Ballston Spa students Ian Sager and Race Archibald. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2011 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2011 competition by taking the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/ NMSQT). "Recognition of high-achieving students is essential to advancing educational excellence in our nation," an NMSC spokesperson commented. "As demonstrated by their outstanding performance in our highly competitive program, the young men and women named Commended Students represent some of the most academically talented students in our country. We sincerely hope this recognition will enhance their educational opportunities and encourage them in their pursuit of academic success."



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"Childhood Never Returns" Classroom Danish child development expert visits Saratoga Springs by Yael Goldman Saratoga TODAY Helle Heckmann, the early child hood educator who founded the Nokken childcare center in Denmark, met with parents at the Waldorf School and lectured at Skidmore College during her week-long stay in Saratoga Springs. Enamored with the City's "fairytale"- like atmosphere, Heckmann's speaking environment fit the bill for her topics of discussion. She lectures around the world on the need for children to develop naturally through creative play, spending time outdoors exploring their environment and learning through experience, and Saratoga Springs could not have been a more perfect place. As the Director of Nokken, a multiaged childcare center in Copenhagen where children spend most of their time outside, Heckmann provides a unique learning environment that takes into consideration how a young person grows into an adult - every aspect of learning will impact their future. Her academic model was the inspiration for the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs' Forest Kindergarten program, which was created last year. Designed for threeand-a-half to six-year-olds, Waldorf Kindergartners spend three hours outdoors every day, even if it's rainy or cold. Unique opportunities to play and explore are integrated with the curriculum, much like at Nokken. For Heckmann, the early years in a person's development are critical to the rest of their life; family, specifically parents, and learning environment (anywhere the child is growing their mind and body, from the classroom to the playroom and backyard) impact and influence how a child develops. Young people need "rich opportunities" to play, especially outdoors, and they need to learn independence, which is where most parents negatively interfere for fear of a child's safety. "Children need to do things when they're ready for it, not early when they will need help," Heckmann said. "Parents need to ask themselves: am I servicing my child too much?" Parents who do everything for their children past the point of necessity, such as dressing, can make a child think 'people are there just for the sake of me.' This type of thinking makes it difficult for children to take part in social environments; it makes them lonely and unable to go out into the world and say 'can I help?'

For some parents, it's shocking to consider how something as simple as allowing their child to use their bottle past the point of necessity can greatly affect their language skills, academic and social behavior. But it does. Through her years of extensive research and experience working with children, Heckmann has found that children who grow up with a loving yet appropriate distance from their parents, and have rich opportunities to play and move will fare better academically, socially and in problem-solving situations. And they need exercise. Muscle development is crucial, and children today have a lack of physical challenges. Walking involves cross-movement in the brain and therefore has a strong impact on future thinking, learning capacity and language skills. She also said that children need "true movement," like walking, because it trains the body's muscles for development. "If you want smart kids, you walk with them; stupid? You sit down," she said. Social and academic behavior are the product of a child's physical and mental challenges in the early stages of their development. Going for a walk, playing outside, singing a song - any fun

activity that doesn't involve a television or remote controller engages a child's muscles and brain; it's vital for their future, not to mention fun. These enjoyable experiences are a valuable component of the Nokken and Waldorf educational model; they instill a life-long love of learning and "cultivate academic knowledge, creative problem-solving, practical skills and a reverence for life and community." According to Heckmann, children today don't know other's borders; "it's an increasing problem," she said. "But if they learn little by little about themselves they will know their capabilities and borders, they will have an understanding for their peer's borders as well." All-in-all, Heckmann's lecture at Skidmore and parent meeting at Waldorf School emphasized the importance of letting children play outside, which should be a natural instinct for parents, grandparents, educators and caregivers in Saratoga Springs. "It's so beautiful here. You have clean water, clean air, forest - do you think children living in a city have all of this? It just comes down to one question: do you [fail] to let them explore it even though you have it outside your door?"

Schuylerville students' literary work published in regional journal Two tenth-graders at Schuylerville High School had their literary work chosen for publication in Talent Unlimited, a regional art/literary magazine. Sara Gronlund's piece entitled "Living Dead" and Emily Pieper's work titled "Imagine" will be published in the upcoming issue. Talent Unlimited features writing and artwork from students throughout the region. The content is selected by a jury of professional writers and artists.

SGF Forensics Class hosts Cornelia Mystery Fundraiser The Fourth Annual Cornelia Mystery Fundraiser is joining forces with Operation Safe Child on Saturday, October 30 at Barnes & Noble in Saratoga Springs for a mystery-solving activity from 10 am to 4 pm. A safe alternative to trick-or-treating, children are invited to walk around the store, solve a mystery and get treats. New York State Troopers will be on site to answer questions and provide free Safe Child Cards to any child up to age 18. A portion of all net proceeds from purchases in the store and cafĂŠ made throughout the day will be donated to the South High Forensics Program to offset the cost of their annual field trip. To participate or learn more about the event, visit the school's website:



St. Mary's kindergartners collect "Shoes for the Shoeless" During the month of October, St. Mary's of Ballston Spa kindergarten classes collected over 300 pairs of gently-worn shoes to be distributed to adults and children in need in Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Maureen Laud delivered the shoes to the Delmar Bootery in Stuyvesant Plaza, the Capital District collection point for "Shoes for the Shoeless." In total, over 103,000 pairs of shoes have been collected so far this year. This is St. Mary's eighth year participating in the program.

Maple Ave students recognized for academic excellence Three seventh-graders from the Maple Avenue Middle School were honored recently at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). The students, Michael Murphy, Rose Nixon and Shea Sullivan, were invited to CTY's Oct 9 awards ceremony at Siena College based on their exceptional performance on a rigorous, abovegrade-level test given to Talent Search participants. Last year, as sixth-graders, they took the SCAT, an above-level test scaled for second- through sixthgraders. Correction: In last weeks' education story titled Hands-on Education Prepares Students for Future, Cody Barss was misidentified as "Cory."


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State take over could impact local tax revenue continued from Page 1 Malta Town Supervisor Paul Sausville said. "Maybe they feel that they don't need to and I think that is the nature of the problem." Until last week, the not-for-profit corporation was responsible for developing and facilitating construction of the tech campus using State grants totaling $46 million for

the infrastructure needed to support GlobalFoundries Fab 8. At this point, 17 of the 20 construction projects are complete with the exception of three projects, which LFTCEDC requested additional funding for in 2009: a second water source, expansion of the natural gas line, and phase II construction of Cold Springs Road in Stillwater.

According to information supplied by the Board, the Empire State Development Corporation has been kept up-to-date on the progress of each infrastructure project and the need for additional funding to complete the final three. "There were a few hiccups, but Saratoga County is not going to turn over its economic development and future to anyone else. We were successful and we intend to stay that way," David Wickerham, County Administrator said. He too was not made aware of the takeover in advance. In addition to the grant money, ESDC approved $9.625 million in loans for the project, which have since grown with accrued interest to $12 million. Of that amount, the State claims LFTCEDC has defaulted on a $1.75 million payment requested earlier this year. With no money to complete the "critical" construction projects and an already outstanding loan, the State determined LFTCEDC unfit and ill-equipped. "We believe it is in the best interest of the taxpayers and New York that the State intercedes to move this project forward as planned," an ESDC spokeswoman said. "It is ESDC's responsibility to assure that the substantial taxpayer investment in Saratoga County is wisely administered."

Yet, Mike Relyea, LFTC Executive, said the State lacks the funds to complete the three projects at this time, making ESDC's cause for the takeover all the more confusing. "It looks like the State is trying to change the rules after the fact," Bill Peck, Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Chairman, said. "It's difficult to trust that a state agency will do the right thing when they really don't have a good track record." With so many hands involved in the project - at the town, county and State level - it's difficult to determine how the foreclosure will impact the immediate area. GlobalFoundries put Saratoga County at the epicenter of high-tech industry in the country, and it didn't happen overnight. It took a decadelong initiative, a successful collaboration of local municipalities and community leaders to bring jobs and revenue to the area. As a primarily local project, the Town of Malta and the surrounding areas anticipated a significant boost in the economy via tax revenue directly from GlobalFoundries and spin-off businesses moving in as a result. Now that the state is in control of the campus and the project, those benefits are made less certain - and the facts are still blurred.

"It doesn't make any sense to us. We passed legislation that was accepted by everybody, we negotiated during 75 meetings and wrote safeguards to the arrangement, and for the State to disrupt that arrangement…well, that's disrespectful to the Town of Malta, to Saratoga County, to the people who have bought into this project," Sausville said. However, Relyea remains optimistic. He said that at this point, LFTCEDC is still in operation from a corporate standpoint and is working diligently with ESDC and local officials to come up with a solution. "The State has reached out to us in an effort to protect its investment and they've done it in such a way that requires us to work with our local communities to determine what the impact is on this project that's been in the works for the last ten years," he said. "With local, county and regional support growing every time we turn around, we want to make sure we fully understand the impact of the type of control the state wants to have." With so much at stake officials are not yet certain what will unfold. "There is some change that needs to occur, but certainly the Fab needs to open and operate and that will happen; they are going to employ people and business is going to come in," Relyea said.

Snapshot of the Week!

A day of Fall Fun at Liberty Ridge Farm in Saratoga Springs, NY October 2010 Photos by Fran Freebern Send your snapshot to Yael Goldman, Newsroom Manager:



Friday, October 29, 2010


Local wins best seat for upcoming shuttle launch continued from Page 1 first NASA TweetUp: a two-day event that brings together “space geeks” during the liftoff of shuttle Discovery on November 1. Banner, who teaches Digital Storytelling at Empire State College, will have the chance to go behind the scenes, meet with shuttle technicians, managers, engineers and astronauts, and tour the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Arriving the day before liftoff, she will also view a demonstration of Robonaut, a human-like robot similar to the one that will be delivered to the International Space Station with the mission. Banner is joining participants from 38 states, Australia, Chile, England, Japan, Latvia, New Zealand and the Phillipines, and, ironically, another Capital Region Twitterer from Wynantskill named Joel Glickman. “We will be right there in front when the shuttle takes off. Basically, the only people with a better view will be the astronauts,” she said. As someone with a life-long interest in NASA, being chosen to participate in the TweetUp is like winning the lottery. Banner credits her interest in space exploration to her father who worked for NASA on Apollo. She grew up watching every launch on television and collecting

“space parts.” Sadly, her father passed away this December; however, it’s fitting that Banner commemorates his life and work by taking part in something that he too was a part of and experiencing the Discovery liftoff. “I am so lucky to have been chosen; I know my father had a hand in this,” she said. Glickman is also thrilled to have been selected. “It’s just an amazing opportunity for people from the general public to participate in the space program with unprecedented access to the actual launch. It’s unbelievable the kind of access they’re providing us,” he said. The November 1 launch is Discovery’s final mission (STS133); afterward the shuttle will be going on display in a museum, which is why the TweetUp signifies the end of a tradition. However, it also marks Robonaut’s introductory launch, and therefore a new era in explorative technology. “Robonaut is a robotic astronaut – an engineering feat untold,” Glickman, who teaches math at Hudson Valley Community College, said. “The team will be able to send it outside the space station for repairs; they won’t have to send a human anymore; they can remotely control Robonaut instead, so it’s really high-tech.”

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The shuttle Discovery’s STS-133 mission crew. Since the first mission, when NASA received government funding, the nation’s fascination with space projects and focus on exploration has decreased, Banner said: “space is once again a place for dreamers, and I’m a dreamer.” NASA is continuing its tradition of educational outreach to include community colleges through a new program aimed at reaching students in math and science by inviting them to the Johnson Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and HVCC is hoping to take part. “Students are the future of the space program – they will be the ones developing robotic rovers for

future missions, and it’s very possible that we will have someone from Hudson Valley working with NASA,” he said. Both Banner and Glickman hope that their TweetUp experience will inspire students and fellow space geeks to take part in the second event. (NASA will be announcing the contest at a future date on Twitter at /NASA). Throughout the Tweetup, Banner and her fellow social networkers will be tweeting about their experience and spreading the word about the launch and NASA. Together, Banner and Glickman

will be streaming live footage of their experiences throughout the TweetUp, including their frontrow perspective of the actual launch, at NASAtweetup. “It’s a viral marketing program for NASA, and that’s what’s interesting to me. They’re bringing together likeminded people that are interested in space, technology and social media, and care about the space program,” Banner said. “I’m completely overwhelmed. It’s so amazing that I will get to do this; I don’t know how to express it.”




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Infamous stretch of road claims another life Concerns grow over public safety by Daniel Schechtman Saratoga TODAY A fatal traffic accident took the life of a 22-year-old woman from Malta late on Thursday night, October 21. Elizabeth Gilligan was hit by an oncoming SUV in the northbound lane of Route 9 near Driscoll Road at approximately 9:19 pm, according to the Saratoga Springs Police Department. Shortly before the accident, police believe Gilligan was driving southbound on Route 9 when she was involved in a minor fender bender with another vehicle, also traveling southbound. Both Gilligan and the other driver pulled over to the side of Route 9 just north of Driscoll Road, where after a brief conversation, the other driver drove towards Exit 13 to call in the accident to police. Left on her own, Gilligan began to walk south towards Kayaderosseras Creek. While Gilligan was walking down the side of Route 9, police indicate that two passing civilians saw Gilligan and tried to offer her assistance. After a short conversation between Gilligan and the passersby, Gilligan tried to run across Route 9 and through the northbound lanes. Why she began to run across the street is unknown. The two individuals called out to Gilligan to try and stop her when they noticed traffic approaching from the north, but Gilligan did not respond. Gilligan ran into the path of an SUV being driven by Robert Baran, who

Mark Bolles • Saratoga Today

Saratoga Springs traffic officials claim "speed may not be a factor" in regard to the Route 9 fatal accident on Thursday, Oct. 21. A speed limit sign was posted in the area of the accident to "make the public aware" of the speed limit as a precautionary measure. after the collision lost control of his ported to Albany Medical Center for vehicle, which rolled over multiple treatment. Gilligan was transported to times before coming to a halt in the lot of the former Big Apple restau- Saratoga Hospital, where she was rant. Baran, who suffered serious pronounced dead at 10:07 pm. This particular stretch of Route 9, injuries, became trapped inside his Columbia Avenue to vehicle until emergency personnel from Kayaderosseras, has been the site of could arrive. After being hit by the SUV, four fatal accidents involving pedesGilligan was thrown onto the inside trians over the last four years. lane of northbound traffic, where she Lieutenant Gregory Veitch with the was struck by the vehicle traveling Saratoga Springs Police hazarded to behind Baran. The second driver, guess that part of the reason for this is who was uninjured in the accident, "It's not a well-lit area, the speed limit was unable to see Gilligan before the is 55, and there seems to be an increasing use of that stretch of road collision. A civilian attempted to revive by pedestrians and bicyclists. So you Gilligan with CPR until police and put those things together and it's EMS personnel arrived on the scene going to add up to more traffic ten minutes later. The fire department accidents." Following news of Gilligan's acciarrived as well, and was able to extricate Baran from his SUV using the dent, Commissioner of Public Safety jaws-of-life tool before he was trans- Richard Wirth said that he's very troubled regarding the apparent dangers that surround this area of Route 9. "As soon as I got word of the accident, I was very concerned," Commissioner Wirth said. "Therefore, I'm having a meeting with my administrative staff. I intend to make recommendations to the state following our discussion. But I am very concerned for the public safety."


Public Workshop, Open Houses scheduled for Downtown Malta Plan The Town of Malta Downtown Planning Team will be holding a public workshop on Tuesday, November 9 at 7 pm at the Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Drive. Residents, business owners, and all other interested parties are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend this important community event. The Downtown Planning Team has been reviewing the Town's current plan and is examining ways to improve upon it with the goal of better addressing community concerns. According to Malta Town Planner, Malta's Downtown Plan should be regarded as "A work in progress," and wanted to dispel the notion that the Plan is completely set. "The public's input at these meetings is crucial, and we will intend to incorporate their ideas and modify the plan accordingly. Basic concepts like the boundaries, scale and density of Downtown are still going to be considered and if necessary, modified." Planning Committee Chairman Roger Laime stressed the importance of the public's input at the upcoming meeting as well. "We certainly feel that public input both residents and businesses will weigh very heavily as to how this plan shakes out in the end. Our Town Board has charged our committee with incorporating the public's opinion, and this workshop is another stage in an ongoing process to do so. In this upcoming meeting we are using the Community Center in an effort to accommodate the largest number of people possible," he

said. The basic purposes of the public workshop are to review the planning process completed to date and present initial thoughts about suggested alternatives that might lead to revisions to the Town's Master Plan. The workshop will include a brief presentation that will review the many aspects of how the plan has proceeded to date, in addition to the public input session. This public workshop will be facilitated by the Town's planning consultant, Chris Round of The Chazen Companies, and is designed to be lively, informative and interactive. Prior to this public workshop, Malta Town Planners will also be hosting informal open house sessions at the Malta Community Center. These open house sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, November 3 from 10 am to 12 Noon and 2 to 4 pm and again on Thursday, November 4 from 3 to 5 pm and 6 to 8 pm. The open house events are an opportunity for residents to have a one-on-one conversation about the Downtown Plan, and are also an opportunity for those who cannot attend the public workshop to provide their input. For more information about the upcoming public meeting, please contact the Town of Malta Building and Planning Department at (518) 899-2685. Additional information is available at -by Arthur Gonick

letter to the editor To the Editor: As a member of the Saratoga Springs Veterans community, I would like to commend the Saratoga TODAY Newspaper editor

and staff for their appreciated and meticulous publicity of Veteran's Events - in particular Saratoga County's Monthly "Honor A Deceased Veteran" programs, and especially the inclusion of our American Flag logo in all Veteran's obituaries signifying the deceased's service to our Country. Also, special kudos to Anne Proulx and all her efforts in Community Relations. Sincerely, E J Corsale Saratoga Springs, 12866



Friday, October 29, 2010

Fall Festival 2010 Saturday, October 30


Offical Events Guide Sunday, October 31

Photos by Susan Farnsworth

Trolley Stops Continuously Running 10AM – 4PM Saturday & Sunday NOTE: Saturday Morning only the trolley also goes to Saratoga Farmers’ Market For Opening Ceremony.

Stops / Pickups Downtowner Hotel Broadway and Division Street The Local Grand Avenue and Beekman Street Rena’s Fine Flowers Beekman and Ash Streets Cudney’s Cleaners 160 South Broadway Lillian’s Parking Lot Broadway between Phila and Caroline Streets


Friday, October 29, 2010


Fall Festival 2010





Official Ribbon Cutting & Pumpkin Weight Contest – Mayor Johnson / Pooh Gang & The Magic Dragon / Liz Bishop, and Fiddlers Frank Orsini & George Wilson. Happy Halloween!

Farmers Market, High Rock Ave.


Trolley Rides Saratoga Horse & Carriage Spooky Trolley Horsin’ Around Trolley

Rides from Broadway to Beekman Street to Cudney’s on South Broadway

10am-3pm 11am-4pm

Star 101.3 Live Broadcast /Twinkle The Bear/Prize Wheel Star 101l.3 Writing Contest “Twinkles Summer Vacation” K-12

Cantina, 430 Broadway Borders on Broadway

9am-3pm 10am-4pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10:30-Noon

Zombie Brunch – Discounts for Costumed Patrons – H.S. Art Trick or Treats Kwanza Display Ugandan Woman’s Art & Crafts “Day of the Dead” Art, Tree Wraps – Saratoga H.S. Art Class “Day of the Dead” Mask Display & Open Galleries Jewelry & Crafts ”Fall Bowl-iage.” Harvest Bowl Sale 20% Off Jewelry Sale Guest Musicians & Food Vendors All Day Frank Orsini & George Wilson, Fiddlers

The Local on Beekman & Grand Cabello Hair Salon, 80 West Circular Feneex Gallery on Beekman The Giving Circle, Exterior of Feneex Along Beekman Street Beekman Art Co-Op Front Room Boutique, on Beekman Girard Stoneware on Beekman Lafayette Jewelers on Beekman On Beekman St. On Beekman St.


Apple Baseball

High Rock Park


Pumpkin Decorating

Gaffney’s Patio, Putnam St. Gate


Workshop: Mexican “Day of the Dead” Altar Construction

Beekman St. Art Co-Op


Dream Ponies/Petting Zoo

Lillian’s Parking Lot on Broadway


Radio Disney

Lillian’s Parking Lot on Broadway


Cupcake Decorating

Bread Basket, 65 Spring St.


Bouncy Bounce

Cudneys On South Broadway


Coats for Kids – Bring your used coats to be dry cleaned at Cudney’s and see them given to those in need.

Cudney’s on South Broadway

The Balloon Guy (Jesse Hergenroder)

On Broadway


Free “Life is Good” Balloons

Just Plain Good, 490 Broadway


Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet & Eeyore & Magic Dragon

Characters up & down Broadway


Tabor Ellsworth’s Home Grown Goods

Tent On Beekman St.


The Great Halloween Trivia Game w/Prizes

Lyrical Ballad Book Store, Phila St.


National Center for Missing & Exploited Children will provide free Children’s ID’s.

Lillian’s Parking Lot


Candy for Kids in Costume

Saratoga Arts Gallery, 320 Broadway


Frank Orsini & George Wilson, Fiddlers

By Putnam Market on Broadway


Mr. & Mrs. Bill and Pumpkin Painting too!

G. Williker’s, 461 Broadway

Noon to1pm 1pm to 2 pm

Great Pumpkin Hunt (Two separate hunts) “Great Pumpkin Hunt

Sperry’s on Caroline Street Sperry’s on Caroline Street


Trick or Treat Bags

Mimosa Gallery on Beekman


“Sparkles” The Tall Juggler

Near Circus Café


Coloring Contest & Refreshments/Entries posted in Store

Pink Paddock, 358 Broadway


Pumpkin Rolling Races

Caroline Street


Pumpkin Races in Pool (Not Wet) Pressed Leaf Design Art

Saratoga Downtowner on Broadway

Noon -5pm

Cider & Donuts

Crush & Cask, South Broadway


Music by LaRubb, New Age Jazz

On Broadway near Putnam Market



Common Thread On Beekman St.


Pin Tail on Pony! Music, Mike Lapointe, Jimmy Buffet Tribute

Grey Gelding, 423 Broadway

Noon–4pm Noon-4pm Noon-4pm Noon-4pm Noon-4pm Noon-4pm Noon-4pm Noon-4pm Noon-4pm

Strolling Zombies Make & Take Crafts, Kids Loom, Recycled Cotton Accessories Pumpkin Floral Arranging For Kids Coloring Paper Masks Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss Harvest Fest Penny Toss Guess the amount of Candy Corn Fishing for Fun Decorate your own Pumpkin Sugar Cookie

Broadway & Beekman Street Textile Studio, on Grand & Beekman Rena’s Flowers on Beekman Clothes Line, 486 Broadway Impressions, 368 Broadway Crafters Gallery, 427 Broadway Circus Café, 392 Broadway Brindisi’s Restaurant, 390 Broadway Cupcake Lab, 527 Broadway


Magician Alan Edstrom

Circus Café, 392 Broadway

1pm and 2:30pm

Mohawk Storytelling & Crafts with Kay Olan

Tent on Beekman St.


Free Acupuncture Treatment/Demonstration – Dr. M. Wayne

Saratoga Healing Arts, 62 Beekman


Magic Dan the Traveling Magician

On Broadway near Putnam Market


Music By Mary Leigh & The Fauves

On Beekman Street

2:30pm 3:00pm 3pm-4pm 3:45-5:00pm

Walking History Tour with Hollis Palmer On North Broadway Magician for Kids, Dominic the Great Betsy & The ByeGons, Late 50’s, Early 60’s Pop Music Joanna Schubert, Soloist & Keyboard

Meet at Crafters Gallery, 427 Broadway Mimosa on Beekman In Front of Putnam Market on Broadway Mimosa Gallery on Beekman


Halloween Excitement Continues in the Evening: Black Mountain Symphony & Juried Costume Contest 8pm – Midnight at the Local on Beekman Street! Saturday Night, October 30, come “Howl at the Moon” in Saratoga Springs and party. Hatties, Circus Café, Sperry’s, Vapor Nightclub, Gaffney’s Grey Gelding and Brindisi’s will be having parties and special events. Sponsored by Saratoga Eagle and Bud Light.




Friday, October 29, 2010





Zombie Brunch, Discounts for Costumed Patrons Saratoga High School Art Show – Till Closing

The Local Restaurant on Beekman The Local Restaurant on Beekman


Free Bumper Car Rides

Saratoga Strike Zone on Ballston Ave.


Trolley Rides Saratoga Horse & Carriage Spooky Trolley Horsin’ Around Trolley

Broadway to Beekman to Cudneys


American Indian Storyteller & Totem Carving, Ev Murray

Beekman Street in Tent


Kwanza Display

Feneex Gallery on Beekman Street


Ugandan Woman’s Art & Crafts

The Giving Circle, in front of Feneex.

10am-5pm 10am-5pm

Day of The Dead Mexican Art & Tree Wraps, S.S. H.S. Art Class Day of The Dead Mexican Mask Display, S.S. H.S. Art Class

On Beekman St. Beekman St. Co-Op


“Fall Bowl-iage,” Harvest Bowl Sale

Girard Stoneware, Beekman St.

10am-5pm 10am-5pm

Jewelry & Crafts 20% Off Sale

Front Room Boutique, Beekman St. Lafayette Jewelers

11am –Noon

Canine Costume Parade Costume Contest Pre-Register at Sloppy Kisses, 493 Broadway

Division Street & Broadway

11am – 1pm

Pumpkin Decorating

Gaffney’s Patio

11am – 3pm

Coats for Kids – Drop off your used coat and have it dry cleaned to give to a child or adult in need.

Cudney’s on South Broadway


Bouncy Bounce

Cudney’s Parking Lot


Dream Ponies / Petting Zoo

Lillian’s Parking Lot

11am – 2 pm

Radio Disney, Program & Events

Lillian’s Parking Lot

11am – 3pm

Cupcake Decorating

Bread Basket Bakery, 65 Spring St.

11am - 4pm

DAWGDOM & HBT - Photo Booth – Dogs, Kids & Family, in your Halloween Costumes – Have Photo Shot by Heather Bohm-Tallman

Dawgdom on 441A Broadway

Noon – 3pm

Frank Orsini & Friend, Fiddlers

Strolling on Broadway


Sidewalk Chalk Art

Common Thread on Beekman


Pumpkin Rolling Races

Caroline Street


Apple Cider & Donuts

Crush & Cask, South Broadway


Pin the Tail on the Pony Game

Grey Gelding, 423 Broadway


“Vote for Favorite Coloring Picture” – Prize for Winner

Pink Paddock, 358 Broadway


Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet & Eeyore with The Magic Dragon

Characters throughout Festival


Home Grown Goods

Tabor Ellsworth in Tent on Beekman


Monster Bash Music

Noon – 4pm

The Great Halloween Trivia Contest with Prizes

Lyrical Ballad on Phila Street

Noon – 4pm

Ghost Bean Bag Toss

Visitor Center on Broadway/Congress

Noon - 4pm

Coloring Paper Masks

Clothesline, 396 Broadway


Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss – Impressions Guess the # of Candy Corn – Circus Café “Fishing for Fun” Fall Festival Coin Toss

Impressions, 368 Broadway Circus Café, 392 Broadway Brindisi’s, 390 Broadway Crafters Gallery, 427 Broadway

Noon – 4pm

Trick or Treating from 12-4pm

Cupcake Lab on Broadway


The Balloon Man

On Beekman Noon -2pm On Broadway 2-4pm


Count the Candy Corn & Prizes/Ring Toss & Cup Stack Games

Plum Dandy Yogurt, 419 Broadway


Make & Take Project, Kids Loom, Recycled Cotton Accessories

Textile Studio, Grand & Beekman


15 Minute Massage Samples (12:00pm to 3:30pm Trick or Treat)

Adirondack Myofascial Release On Beekman Street


Music by Mary Leigh & The Fauves

On Broadway by Putnam Market


Leaf Art for Kids and Pool Pumpkin Races (Dry)

Saratoga Downtowner, 413 Broadway


Announce the winners of the Scavenger Hunt

On Broadway

Children’s Costume Parade with Pooh & The Gang, The Magic Dragon, Twinkles the Bear, Winner of Story Contest.

Start of Parade, 543 Broadway Gather at Stockade Imports

Ride the Carousel

End of Parade Congress Park

Gather at 3:45pm 4pm – 4:30pm 4:30-5pm

Also, 3pm Halloween Costume Contest

Cabello Hair Salon, 80 West Circular


Fall Festival 2010


Friday, October 29, 2010


Fall Festival 2010

Thank you! Festival Sponsors


It’s All About Family Fun This Weekend At The 9th Annual Saratoga DBA Fall Festival The Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association is pleased to welcome everyone to The 9th Annual Saratoga DBA Fall Festival. This year the festival committee is very excited about the family friendly events everyone can enjoy. Along Broadway, to Beekman Street and up on South Broadway by Cudney’s you’ll discover lively Halloween Fun. Bouncy Bounce, pony rides, a petting zoo, pumpkin rolling, trivia games, Mexican Art, Bumper Car rides, Pumpkin Decorating, Balloon Animals, Fiddlers, Costume Contests, Scavenger Hunt, Apple Baseball, Sidewalk Chalk Art, music, and more - All at the 9th Annual Fall Festival. Special thanks to the DBA, The Saratoga Springs Special Assessment District, and all the many sponsors listed on this page. This all-volunteer event is indicative of the generous spirit of Saratoga’s community and business district. Kudos to our many supporters, volunteers and community partners

SARATOGA FALL FESTIVAL COMMITTEE Jamie & Scott Beale Sandra Capecci Fran Dingman Melissa Fantasia

Susan Farnsworth Sara Marchand Joanne Fosmar Mary Ellen Oloughlin Ashley Gardner Kate Santamaria Arthur Gonick Joyce Ure Karen Kondenar Rick Marchant & Dee Sarno, Co-Chairs

Halloween Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Events Sponsors

Ghost Sponsors

ALLERDICE Szurek Chiropractic

Lyrical Ballad Bookstore



Friday, October 29, 2010

Planned Parenthood celebrates 75 years Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson celebrated their 75th anniversary with a gala reception last Thursday at the Mohawk River Country Club, Rexford. Gloria Steinem was featured as special guest and keynote speaker. Ms. Steinem delivered an impassioned speech on the subjects of women's freedom of choice, racism and the origins of oppression.

Ballston Spa says yes to affordable senior housing At Monday’s meeting, October 25, the Ballston Spa Village Board of Trustees approving a zoning change to allow an expansion at a senior apartment complex - Mohican Hill, which overlooks the Brookside Museum. The expansion will accomodate 96 senior citizens, adding to the complex’s current 160 residents.

Zim Smith Trail opens Saratoga County Board of Supervisors officially announced on Tuesday, October 26, the opening of the Zim Smith Trail during a ribboncutting ceremony at the Oak Street trailhead. The Zim Smith Trail, which extends 8.5 miles from Coons Crossing in the Town of Halfmoon to Oak Street in the Town of Ballston, was funded by a combination of federal and stimulus grants. Significant investments have also been made by Saratoga County and the Town of Malta. "This project is a multi-community effort, supporting Saratoga County's effort to achieve balanced growth by enhancing our environment and quality of life," said Clifton Park Supervisor Anita Daly, Chair of the County Economic Development Committee. Pedestrians, cyclists and horseback riders are allowed on the trail; however, horses must remain on the mowed shoulders of the trail as to not interfere with pedestrians. In the winter, snowmobile use is allowed going south from Underpass Road to Coons Crossing. The snowmobile club clears all brush that may fall on the trail and keeps the trail groomed, allowing cross country skiers to utilize it as well. During winter, speed limits of 25 miles per hour are posted by the club on the trail. There are parks and playgrounds along the trail, and most of it is paved for wheelchair/stroller use. From Coons Crossing to the Village of Round Lake, the trail surface is compacted stone dust and will be asphalt from the Village of Round


Lake north to Oak Street. In the future, the Zim Smith Trail could potentially connect to Saratoga State Park, Ballston Trail and the Mohawk-Hudson Hike Bike Trail.

Linda Terricola to retire after 36 years After 42 years with the department and 36 years as the City Recreation Director, Linda Terricola is ready to retire. The Saratoga Springs official announced plans to leave her post earlier this week. Terricola, who enjoyed her time in office, decided to leave the Department because of her retirement incentive. "I am absolutely pleased with the time I've spent with the department," she said. "The most rewarding part about the job is seeing projects to fruition; for example, my crown jewel is the new indoor recreation center." Terricola will officially retire at the end of December.

No tax increase for Saratoga County The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors revealed the 2011 tentative budget on October 26, with no indication of a tax increase. The $294 million budget, which holds the line on spending for the second consecutive year, will keep the average county property tax rate at $2.155 per thousand of assessed value, and sales tax will remain at three percent, which is the lowest of any of the Capital District counties. "Throughout the budget process I've been very mindful of the sacrifices that our residents have had to make in this tough economy, and have developed a spending plan that won't jeopardize their ability to sur-

vive financially," Supervisor Thomas N. Wood III, Chair of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors' Law & Finance Committee, said. "I think this budget should make every county resident very happy." Although the 2011 budget preserves the county's conservative spending philosophy, it does contain funds for a few new programs, including $10,000 for various youth initiatives to provide our future leaders with an appreciation of how certain historical events helped shape our communities and government. Funds are also allocated for the Cornell Cooperative Extension's Equine Program to recommit our effort to provide this critical countywide industry with the support and guidance it needs to survive. The budget will also continue to support the county's pledge to protect its rural character with another $500,000 for the Open Space and Farmland Preservation Program and will also provide continued funding for the trail program to make county forest lands more accessible to the public.

theft, and was sentenced to six months in Saratoga County Jail and five years probation. He is expected to pay back the $25,000 in monthly payments throughout his probation. The first $5,000 is due at the start of his sentence on February 3.

Reorganization of OTB on agenda for executive session Governor David A. Paterson on Wednesday, October 27 called for an extraordinary session of the Legislature scheduled for Monday, November 15. "There is still unfinished business which must be addressed by the Legislature before the end of the cal-


endar year," Governor Paterson said. "While we have not finalized the agenda for this session, it will include time-sensitive legislation that is either overdue or should not wait until the next administration takes office. Among other items, the agenda will include a revised version of the Education, Labor and Family Assistance Article VII bill that I was forced to veto earlier this year to prevent an unaffordable increase in school aid, an appropriation bill to authorize distribution of $607 million in federal Education Jobs Fund money to school districts, and necessary legislation to reorganize the New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation."

Wilton Coat Drive

Former bookkeeper pleads guilty to stealing from Elks Lodge Frank Mihalek, ex-bookkeeper to the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge 161, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, October 27 to stealing more than $25,000 from the organization during his post. The Greenfield man opened a credit card under a former club member's name. Mihalek pleaded guilty to three counts of third-degree grand larceny, two counts of second-degree forgery, first-degree falsifying business documents and first-degree identity

Mark Bolles • Saratoga Today

Margarite Fisher (left) and sister Jasmine assist in receiving and sorting coats and other warm articles of clothing delivered to the Wilton Town Hall this past weekend.




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 29, 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.




Friday, October 29, 2010

All About FSCAS



he Benefit Event held last October 7 was a terrific success. Over 300 people attended and Friends of the Saratoga County Animal Shelter (FSCAS) cleared over $20,000. This money will go toward the medical needs of homeless shelter animals in our county. On October 30 (1- 4 pm), FSCAS will also host the Grand Opening of the new Saratoga County Animal Shelter. There will be light refreshments and a chance to see the new shelter and the current animals waiting there for a forever home. FSCAS is a non-profit organization dedicated to our county animal shelter as a humane haven for animals in crisis. Unlike private shelters (some with impressive endowments), a county animal shelter is totally dependant upon money allocated by elected county officials, the county taxpayers, and occasional donors. And this is where FSCAS comes into action. This volunteer association is the fundraising arm of the shelter.

It is through the Friends’ fundraising efforts that shelter animals can receive costly medical attention. To raise money for veterinary costs, FSCAS hosts several benefit events each year. The annual October event is their largest benefit and silent auction, held at the elegant Saratoga National Golf Club. It is open to the public and has proven to be a wonderful affair for individuals and families who want to do something to help the animals. It is the major event for FSCAS, for the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, and most importantly for the animals. The FSCAS’ mission is to work closely with the shelter to identify and meet the needs of the animals in shelter care. This can be as small as providing soft cat beds so every cat has a bed in the shelter that will go with them to their new home after adoption, or providing every dog with a durable chew toy to reduce stress. It can also be as complicated as getting a shelter animal surgery that will make that animal well and more adoptable. FSCAS has also supported shelter employees who want to be exposed to the newest ideas about animal shelter care. With FSCAS’ help, several shelter

employees have attended some of these national conferences and workshops. Providing pet food to the local food bank so pet owners in our county can care for their pets through difficult economic times, is another way FSCAS has helped our county animals from time to time. Hopefully pet food in the food bank will keep owners from having to make the difficult decision to surrender their pets because they can no longer afford to feed them. Friends of the Saratoga County Shelter also works to let residents know about the county shelter as a place to go when looking for a new pet. Members hand out information about the shelter and animal care at dog walks, county fairs, and other events. Sandy Zanone, President of FSCAS and other members hope to see you at the Grand Opening on October 30. For more information, visit or call (518) 885-4113 during business hours.


Animals Available

at the Saratoga County Animal Shelter for adoption. For More Information Call (518) 885-4113.

Oreo and Carter are 7 and 9year-old Dalmatians, respectively. Both are neutered, housebroken, good with children and other dogs. It isn’t known how they interact with cats. They were brought to the shelter because their owner could no longer care for them. They must be adopted out together – Oreo is deaf and relies on Carter.

Leah is an adult spayed female DSH kitty – she is litter trained, good with children, but it is not known how she interacts with dogs or other cats. She is a stray found in Milton.

Pumpkin is a six-month-old female Daschund mix that was found as a stray in the Maurice Lane area of Clifton Park

Chico is an adult male Chihuahua mix who was found as a stray in the Palmer Avenue area of Stillwater.

Happy kittens – come see all the kitties waiting for forever homes!


Friday, October 29, 2010


upcoming town meetings Town of Ballston: Ballston Town Hall 323 Charlton Road 885-8502 11/3: Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, 7 pm Town of Greenfield: 7 Wilton Road 893-7432 11/2: Zoning Board of Appeals, 7:30 pm 11/4: Town Board agenda meeting, 7:30 pm Town of Malta: 2540 Route 9 899-2818 11/1: Town Board meeting, 7 pm 11/03: Public hearing on Downtown Planning, 10 am to noon and again from 2 to 4 pm 11/4: Public hearing on Downtown Planning, 3 to 5 pm and again from 6 to 8 pm Town of Milton: 503 Geyser Road 885-9220 11/3: Town Board meeting, 7 pm 11/3: Public hearing, 7:15 pm City of Saratoga Springs: 474 Broadway 587-3550 11/2: City Council meeting, 7 pm 11/3: Design Review Commission meeting, 7 pm Town of Saratoga: 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville 695-3644 11/4: Town Board meeting, 7 pm Town of Stillwater: 66 East St., Riverside Mechanicville, NY 12118 11/4: Town Board meeting, 7 pm Town of Wilton: 22 Traver Road 587-1939 11/1: Parks and Recreation Commission, 7 pm 11/4: Town Board meeting, 7 pm

local briefs Choral Groups and Dance Troupes: Auditions Choral groups and dance troupes are encouraged to audition for the 51st Center for Disability Services Telethon. Open auditions are Sunday, November 21, from 1 to 4 pm, at the Center’s main site, 314 South Manning Boulevard, Albany. Please enter at the front of the building, door #7, on South Manning. Performers may audition one piece with a three minute limit. Those selected through the audition process will perform during the telethon broadcast on FOX23 News, live from the Holiday Inn Albany on Wolf Road. The 51st Center for Disability Services Telethon will be held January 30, 2011. Call (518) 944-2120 or email to schedule an audition. Go to for information.

Tommy and Helen Luther History Fan Club Please note that the date and the place have been changed for the final 2010 meeting of the Tommy and Helen Luther History and Fan Club. Mark your calendar for an hour meeting on Nov.9 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at the office of the First Baptist Church, 45 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs. The Luther History and Fan Club was established last spring to help keep alive the memory and preserve the history of Tommy Luther and his wife. The meetings are open to all interested persons. For information call Ron Farra at (518) 584-2256.

Chamber of Commerce trip to China The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce announces a trip to China on October 14 – 21, 2011. The trip will be a combination of touring cultural sites, learning about Chinese urban and economic development and Chinese business practices. The cost of the 9-day trip is $2200 for Chamber members. Valid passports are required. On Thursday, November 4, the Chamber will host an information session at 5:30 pm in the Chamber’s conference room at 28 Clinton Street in Saratoga Springs. There is no charge for the orientation. Pre-registration is requested by contacting Kathleen Lucey at (518) 584-3255 so that we

have enough information packets for all attendees.

Catholic Daughters meeting The Catholic Daughters, Court McLaughlin #422, will hold their November meeting on November 9, 2010 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs. Rosary prayer at 6 pm with meeting to start at 6:30 pm. Please bring donations of non-perishable items for the EOC Food Pantry. We will also be accepting clothing donations for the “Dress for Work” program for people heading back into the work force. Members of the community are welcome to bring any donations they may have (nonperishable items and/or gently used work clothes) to the meeting. As always, the Court welcomes new members on a consistent basis. For any questions or further information, please contact Regent Eileen Tuohy at (518) 584-3472 or Vice-Regent Shirley Tellstone at (518) 581-2942.

Town Board has authorized property located in the Luther Forest Technology Campus known as POD 18 as a sports field complex. In addition, the town desires to assist the Village of Round Lake in the design and development of the Dominick F. Pasquarell Recreation Fields located in the Village. An informational meeting will be held on November 2 at 7 pm at the Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Dr. to review the scope of work, review the projects and receive public input on the field plans. For additional information, call Audrey Ball at (518) 899-4411, ext. 303.

Winter brochure available The Town of Malta Department of Parks, Recreation and Human Services Winter activities brochure is now available at the Malta Community Center and online at Registration will begin on November 1 for winter classes and programs scheduled to begin in December.

Empty Stocking Project begins

Bullying Prevention: What can a parent do?

This vital and rewarding project provides holiday gifts and necessities to over 1000 children and teens in Saratoga County. At the heart of this undertaking are the many people and organizations who generously sponsor a child each year by purchasing gifts from a “wish list.” If you are interested in sponsoring a child or for more information, please call Kathy Kelly at (518) 399-6629 or leave a voice message at (518) 448-5120. Cash donations are also accepted and may be sent to The Saratoga County Children’s Committee, P.O. Box 1254, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

On Thursday Nov. 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, join Maureen Cary of the Prevention Council in this discussion at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Babysitting for children ages 2-12 will be available. Register for both by calling (518) 584-7860, option 3.


Parents Without Partners Shenendehowa Adult Community Center at Clifton Commons (PWP) meets on Nov. 6. Single parents ages 20’s – 70’s are invited to meet other single parents in a fun, supportive, social environment. Many kids’ activities are subsidized through chapter funds. Learn more at: Register at (518) 348-2062. Children are welcome at this meeting.

Ballston Holiday events program listing The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association is creating a holiday event print program for its Ballston Spa Holiday weekend of December 3-5, 2010. The BSBPA encourages all groups who have holiday-themed events happening between Friday, December 3 and Sunday, December 5 to contact us with description, date and time of your event to be included in this holiday brochure which will be available throughout the community. You may send your information to Ellen Mottola at or mail to BSBPA, PO Box 386, Ballston Spa, 12020 or call the BSBPA at (518) 885-2772. Please submit your event to the Association no later than Nov. 12.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 234 Please join us at our next scheduled meeting on Nov. 1 at 7 pm at 23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa, NY. Refreshments will be served. All members are welcome. If you know someone who would like to join, bring in their name and phone number. Please contact Catherine at (518) 885-3369 if you have any questions.

Malta Sports Fields informational meeting As a result of investigative studies performed on town properties, the

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Friday, October 29, 2010

living Oct.

29 - Nov. 4 events

Haunted Barn The Haunted Barn is here to scare you at Little Theater on the Farm, 27 Plum Road, Fort Edward on Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 9 pm. This year’s theme is “Cirque de Fangoria” which challenges you to venture into the dark side of circus life. Admission is only $5. Food will be available. For information & directions, visit

Friday, October 29

Saturday, October 30

Elks of Greenwich Henderson Pizza Night

Tang Museum Family Saturdays

“Henderson Pizza” every Friday night from 5 to 8 pm. Call (518) 692-2061 to place your order. Expanded menu! Pick up or eat in. Public is invited.

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.

Teen and Tween Halloween Party Malta Branch Library, 1 Bayberry Dr. At 6 pm. Wear your costume, win a prize, eat some ghoulish goodies and have fun.

Halloween Party at the Greenwich Elks From 8 pm to Midnight. Join the party with music from Vivid. Costumes optional. $10 per person. Call (518) 692-2061 or (518) 692-2347 for more info.

Friday and Saturday Halloween Harvest Haunted Hayride and Haunted House

Saratoga Springs Farmers’ Market Saratoga’s premier market. This is the last day for the outdoor market. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. High Rock Park, High Rock Avenue, Saratoga

Monday, November 1


Community Bingo at Elks An evening of fun for old and young, every Monday evening at 7 pm. Doors open at 4 pm. Refreshments will be 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 9:30-11:30 am. Free and open to the public. Register with Literacy NENY at (518) 583-1232.

Tuesday, November 2 Chicken “n” Biscuit Dinner Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, Charlton Dinner will be served from 4 - 6:30 pm. Adults $9, children 5-12 $5, children under 5 free. There will also be takeouts.

Saturday and Sunday

Wednesday, November 3

Saratoga Fall Festival

Preschool Program at the National Museum of Racing

This free festival kicks off at 10 am on Saturday and continues throughout the weekend.

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.

children 6-12 $5, children 5 and under are free. Reservations recommended by calling (518) 695-6638, (518) 695-6187 or (518) 695-3479. Takeouts will be available.

Thursday, November 4

Trail Clean-Up Day Nov. 6

Partners in Poetry Empire State College, 2 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs The Academy for Lifelong Learning (A.L.L.) and SUNY Empire State College will present Partners in Poetry at 7 pm. This special free event will showcase three poets reading from their work. For more information, visit, Facebook or call the A.L.L. office at (518) 587-2100, ext. 2415.

Upcoming Donny Elvis on Nov. 6 Presented by Catholic Daughters of America at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 4:30 pm. Dinner at 5:30 pm with the show at 7 pm. Advanced Sale Tickets $25, $30 at the door. For tickets, call Anne at (518) 885-0663 or Knights of Columbus at (518) 584-8547.

Harvest Supper Nov. 6 Old Saratoga Reformed Church, Pearl and Burgoyne Sts., Schuylerville From 4:30 to 6 pm with a menu of Amish baked ham, mashed potatoes, squash, dessert and more. Adults $9,

Do you love to use the trails at Saratoga Spa State Park? Individuals, families and groups are encouraged to volunteer. Light maintenance and trash clean-up. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided; barbecue lunch and a chance to win a prize. Registration is required; please call (518) 584-2000, etc. 116.

Race for Grace Nov. 6 Saratoga Central Catholic H.S will be participating in the Race for Grace to raise money for the area Catholic High Schools. This 5K Walk & Road Race takes place at The Crossings, Town of Colonie Park – South Pavilion. Registration is 7:15am, 5K Walk 8 am, 5K Road Walk 9 am. For more information, call Ellen Bailey at (518) 5877070, ext.100.

Homeschool Nature Class Nov. 8 This class will focus wilderness first aid and the Hug-ATree Program. All ages are welcome. This program costs $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call (518) 584-2000, ext. 116 to register.

Gavin Park, Wilton Operation Adopt a Soldier hosts the events. The haunted hayride and the haunted house (without the games, bouncy bounce, and costume judging) begin each evening at 5 and go through 10 pm. $5 admission

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Friday, October 29, 2010


ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLE SALAD A beautiful salad that just says Fall!

Suzanne Voigt Farmers’Market

This yummy fall salad got rave revues at last night’s March of Dimes Signature Iron Chef and Auction—a gala that attracts over 300 patrons and showcases some of the area’s best restaurants and chefs. It is always a privilege that they ask the Saratoga Farmers’ Market to make the salad each year. It is also quite an undertaking for me, who normally cooks for two or a few more, and never in such elite company. But it is hard to “blow it” when you are starting with great local organic fresh ingredients. It also helped greatly that this year Tim Meaney of Beekman Street Bistro offered to assist AND lend his kitchen. How much easier it was to prepare in a professional kitchen with big counters and big ovens— and how reassuring it was to have Tim’s skills working along side— Thank you, Tim!

This salad is easy to make, but does take some time as you must allow time to cook the vegetables and then let them cool off before serving. The actual amounts vary with how many you plan to serve (ha!) and what you like. The sauce I used was self-created using fresh Concord Grapes and some sugar mixed over heat and then cooled. When Concord Grapes are not around I use Ballston Lake Apiary Blueberry Honey. The honey is a little sweeter but equally as good. This is a very colorful dish, especially if you leave the beets separate until serving (otherwise all the vegetables turn red). At the gala I had two great assistants, Alexandra Morgan and Katelyn Milem. Kate’s apt description of the salad was “all your favorites at Thanksgiving, minus the turkey”!

Ingredients Use amounts of each as one desires (I use equal of each) and vary content and amount by availability and the number of people I am serving. Red Skin Potatoes Carrots Parsnips (or turnips) Butternut Squash Beets Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper Concord Grape Sauce or Ballston Lake Apiary’s Blueberry Honey Skin and cut up each ingredient (except beets) into small cubes and individually spread onto olive oil greased cooking sheets. Sprinkle a little more olive oil on top and a little salt and pepper. Put sheets into

350 degree oven, checking for tenderness for each vegetable. Note, each vegetable takes a different amount of time and remove each as they become al dente. (Do not overcook as this will make the salad mushy and unappealing). While the vegetable cubes bake in the oven, wash beets and place in boiling water and let cook until just tender to the prick of a knife or fork. Pour off water and let beets cool down. In the meantime take the rest of the cooked vegetable pieces and put them together in a large bowl. Add, to taste, the sauce or honey. Then, go back to the beets, (use gloves if you don’t want purple hands), and start skinning and chopping the beets into small cubes. Put beet cubes in a separate container and put all in the refrigerator to cool down. As the veggies cool, prick a hole or leave top of containers open slightly so the condensation does not make the vegetables mushy. The salad can be made up to two days ahead and will not lose its appeal. Right before serving toss in the beets for a delicious and vividly colorful fall salad. On a quick note, you can serve this dish warm, right out of the oven as a delicious side dish (and use leftovers for the cold salad the next day!). The Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s last outdoor market is tomorrow, Saturday, October 30 at the High Rock Pavilions 9am-1pm. Then the market moves inside for their Winter Season (Nov-April) at Division Street Elementary School, 9am-1pm.



Friday, October 29, 2010



WWII Veterans Honored



Tooth fairy club


Take a look at this week’s new club members

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

Once a Marine…

Zachary, age 8

Recently Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 hosted and honored some disabled veterans from the Stratton V.A. Hospital in Albany. Twenty-five veterans with staff were treated to a full course meal and were recognized and honored for the service they all gave to our country. Pictured are, left to right (front row) Nick James, V.A. Hospital staff, Raymond Shanahan, 1st Sgt. Army, Wade Relation, Navy, Harry Sarles, Staff Sgt. Army; back row Susan Coffelli, V.A. Hospital staff, Peter Fondija, Corporal Army, Myron Bazar, 2nd Class Navy (served on the aircraft carrier Midway), Philip Myers, Buck Sgt. 101st Airborne – Battle of Normandy (Myers was dropped behind German lines as a member of the 101st Airborne, was wounded and received the Purple Heart for his action in combat behind enemy lines) and Steve Green, Lodge Veteran Chairman.

It’s a boy! …always a Marine. The Spa detachment Marine Corps league all former and active duty Marines. We are a band of brother and sister Marines who have created a bond of comradeship between us. We have carried our colors to many area communities for parades and other patriotic activities. We meet every fourth Saturday of the month at 0930 hours at the VFW in Ballston Spa on East North Street. Please drop by or call (518) 2228649.


Meghan and Aaron Mondore of Saratoga Springs welcomed a baby boy, Troy Aaron, on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. He weighed 7 pounds 61⁄2 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. He joins three siblings at home: Jonathan, Caiden and Alexa. Troy’s maternal grandparents are Susan Lawyer of Tennessee and Ed and Joan Rielly of Wilton. Paternal grandparents are Kathleen Mondore of Clifton Park and the late Aaron Mondore.

Happy (belated) first birthday! Cecelia Susan Sasko, daughter of Lisa and Jim Sasko of Saratoga, celebrated her first birthday on Monday, October 18, 2010. Hope it was a fun day, honey!

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Joseph, age 5

Biruk, age 4

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Chicken Winner!


Flying Kite visits Spook House in time for Halloween Spook House

- “Throwdown” book release re-lives Hattie’s triumph

Flying Kite Children’s Theatre

The storied history of Hattie’s Restaurant, a Saratoga Springs landmark since 1938, was given a further burst of international fame over the Labor Day Weekend in 2006, as chef Jasper Alexander’s fried chicken recipe was judged to be the best in the land in a contest against celebrity chef Bobby Flay at a “Throwdown” at the Saratoga Race Course. Earlier this week a new book, “Bobby Flay’s Throwdown” was released which recaptures the spirit of that victory. The book contains recaps of over 50 episodes of the popular Food Network show in lush detail and rich color photography in which Flay’s recipe is printed along with the ‘challenged’ chef’s own. The legendary recipe for Hattie’s iconic fried chicken, often requested and attempted to be replicated, appears in this book. For those unfamiliar with the show’s premise, the challenger is unaware of Flay’s presence and the coming contest until the moment that the actual challenge is issued. In the case of Hattie’s, The Food Network filmed scenes at the restaurant at 45 Phila Street and other locations with chef Jasper and his staff under the impression that they were being featured on a completely different Food Network show. The actual “Throwdown” took place at the Saratoga Race Course in what was to be the ‘other’ show’s final scene. When the “Throwdown” was over, the three celebrity judges (Kenny Mayne of ESPN, jockey Chantal Sutherland and retired jockey Randy Romero) were all unanimous in agreeing with what people around here knew for decades – Hattie’s chicken is unbeatable! Chef Jasper commented on the book’s release and the continued stream of deserved accolades: “We thought things were exciting back in 2006 when this all took place with the Food Network – but here we are four years later and it just keeps getting better and we are grateful. We are completely honored to be on Bobby’s radar – he has always been a big supporter of Hattie’s.” A book signing event with chef Jasper is being planned to coincide with the Grand Opening of a second (“Hattie’s Chicken Shack”) location in Wilton, expected to be open in mid-November, as well as at the original restaurant. - Arthur Gonick

Saturday,October 30 at 1 and 7 pm Sunday, October 31 at 11 am

Photos by Heather Bohm-Tallman Scenes during the original Food Network “Throwdown” episode: Labor Day Weekend, 2006

Dee Sarno Theatre at Saratoga Arts 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs Tickets: $10 Reservations: (518) Photo Provided: (L to R) Back Row: Madeline Ellsworth, 376-3244 Seanna Rowen, Blaise Wichrowski, Julia Kelly, Middle Row: Emma Wrobel, Erin Kate Gilgallon, Anna Dennett, Brian Chmiel, Jillian Zick Front Row: Sophie Kelly

Spook House is a “monsterously” delightful original comedy directed by Michelle Summerlin-Yergan and written by Billy St. John which will be performed by the Flying Kite Children’s Theatre this Halloween weekend. The story centers around the Spook House, which is the home of ten nice, though unfortunately misunderstood monsters. When the Spook House is in danger of falling into the clutches of tax assessor Abraham Van Helsing VI, the lovable ghouls enlist the aid of Vickie Stein, who traces her lineage back to Transylvania and her great, great Uncle Frank N. Stein (say it fast…) Vickie and her boyfriend, Roger, decide to throw a classic “monster mash” to raise the money in arrears, which of course sounds like a perfectly logical idea to remedy the situation. Of course, the best laid plans… For more information, visit - Arthur Gonick

The Bad Plus to Bring Heady Mix of Techno, Swing, Bop and Pop to Zankel Music Center - Acclaimed fusion jazz trio to coach and perform at Skidmore College Photo CreditCameron Wittig

As a part of their residency with Skidmore College’s Music Department, The Bad Plus will perform on Thursday, November 4 at 8 pm at the Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall in Skidmore’s Zankel Music Center. General admission tickets are $13, $11 for seniors and $9 for students. More information and tickets are available online at or by phone at 1-888-71-TICKETS (842-5327).




Friday, October 29, 2010


Saratoga Festival of Trees to Celebrate 15th Year - Schedule announced; Crystal anniversary theme is “Let it Snow”

Admission: $7 Adults, $5 seniors, $3 Children over 10, Children under 10 are free

Saratoga Festival of Trees Wednesday, December 1 – Sunday, December 5 Saratoga Springs City Center

Saturday, December 4

Admission prices – see daily schedule Information/reservations: (518) 587-5000 or www.saratoga

The 15th Annual Saratoga Festival of Trees will kick off the holiday season with a full calendar of events beginning on Wednesday, December 1 and running through Sunday, December 5. The Festival will be held at the Saratoga Springs City Center in downtown Saratoga Springs. This will be the first holiday event in the newly renovated

together year after year to create this holiday event. The Saratoga Festival of Trees is an annual fundraiser benefiting Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties. Catholic Charities welcomes corporate sponsors, tree sponsors, decorators and volunteers, as well as donations of centerpieces, wreaths, and holiday décor to be sold at the festival. For more information on The Saratoga Festival of Trees, visit or call (518) 587-5000.

2010 Festival Schedule

of Trees

Wednesday, December 1

City Center. “Since 1995, the Saratoga Festival of Trees has become a popular Saratoga holiday tradition that young and old look forward to each year,” said Earline Johnson, Festival Board Member. This year’s Festival begins with one of Saratoga’s premier Holiday events – the “Preview Reception” – where guests can enjoy a “first peek” and an early opportunity to purchase decorated trees and other holiday delights, while taking in the sights and sounds of the festival. “Let it Snow,” the theme to celebrate the festival’s crystal (15th) anniversary, is a reflection of the individual volunteers joining

Preview Reception 6 to 8 pm * $60 donation to benefit Catholic Charities Reservations required – (518) 587-5000 Be among the first to walk through an exhibition of hundreds of beautiful and twinkling trees, wreaths, centerpieces and other holiday items available for viewing and sale. Sumptuous appetizers and wine will be provided by Longfellows and Olde Bryan Inn, along with entertainment by local musicians.

Thursday, December 2 Tree Viewing 2 to 10 pm Featuring: photos with Santa Admission: $7 Adults, $5 seniors, $3 Children over 10, Children under 10 are free * Special Ticket Price during Victorian Streetwalk (6 to 10 pm): All Adults $3; Children under 10 are free

Friday, December 3 Senior Day Tree Viewing 2 to 6 pm

Family Day Tree Viewing 11 am to 6 pm Tickets: $7 Adults, $5 seniors, $3 Children over 10, Children under 10 are free Featuring: Santa’s Workshop – 8 am to 2 pm Admission is free. Tickets to craft activity booths are $1 Join Santa, Frosty, Rudolph and other costumed characters in a variety of holiday craft activities and goodies: - Photos with Santa - Christmas Characters (8 am to 2 pm) - Star 101.3 live broadcast (9 am to noon)

* There will also be three “Breakfast with Santa” seating’s on Family Day this year as well as the popular ice-cream extravaganza “Sundaes with Santa.” Breakfast and Sundae tickets are $8, and adults must accompany children Advance reservations are required. Phone (518) 587-5000 for reservations. - “Breakfast with Santa” – Seating’s at 8, 9:30 and 11 am - “Sundaes with Santa” Seating at 12:30 pm

Sunday, December 5 Raffle winners announced Tree Viewing 11 am to 2 pm Admission: $7 Adults, $5 seniors, $3 Children over 10, Children under 10 are free




Friday, October 29, 2010



Warren Seelig to deliver Artist’s Lecture Artist Warren Seelig, distinguished visiting professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, will present this year’s Rosanne Brody Raab Visiting Artist Lecture Thursday, November 4, at Skidmore College. Free and open to the public, the illustrated talk gets under way at 5:30 pm in Davis Auditorium of Palamountain Hall. Skidmore’s Department of Art is coordinating the event. Seelig has received two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and three fellowships from the Pennsylvania College on the Arts. His work has been included in more than 30 major exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Korea, as well as many solo and group exhibitions in museums, universities, colleges and private galleries. “Shadowfields” have been Seelig’s recent creative focus. They are large expanses of individual metal supports to which objects - such as stones, Lucite balls and colored Plexiglas discs are attached. In a statement accompanying the exhibition, Photo by Jack Ramsdale. Seelig said, “The idea of a textile is for me a pheShadowfield/Colored Light nomenon that has its source in the magic I experiby Warren Seelig. enced when weaving my first length of cloth. Through the accumulation of thousands of intersecting threads, I observed the growth of an energy field, which for me was organic and alive, where its true life was not represented on the surface of the cloth, but hidden within.”

Brookside Museum, home of the Saratoga County Historical Society, announces that “Genealogy 101,” a three-part seminar that teaches the basics of researching your family history, will be held at the museum on November 3, 10 and 12 from 1 to 3 pm. Tracing your family can be an immensely rewarding experience. This three-session introduction to genealogy will help you get started, teach you basic research skills and acquaint you with vital records, state and federal census records, deeds and wills, military records, cemetery and other databases, online websites and more. Visits to the County Clerk's office, County Surrogate Court and County Historian's office will help familiarize you with resources available at the county level. Basic genealogy forms will be provided. Pat Peck, an experienced local genealogist, will lead the seminar. The cost of this three-part seminar is $35 per person. Please call (518) 885-4000 or jhoule@ to register. For more information on Brookside, please visit

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson to deliver lecture at Skidmore’s Gannett auditorium Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson will deliver the annual Frances Steloff lecture and reading at Skidmore College on Friday, October 29 at 8 pm in

Gannett Auditorium in Palamountain Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. Robinson will lecture on “The Writer in Society” and then read

Photo (c) Nancy Crampton

Marilynne Robinson from a work of fiction before taking audience questions. Robinson has taught fiction writing for 23 years at the New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore and will return to teach again in July 2011. She is best known as the author of several award-winning novels. Robinson’s second novel Gilead won the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 and was a New York Times best seller for several months.

Batcheller Bowl Wednesday, November 17 6:30 – 9 pm, Cocktail Attire Batcheller Mansion Inn 20 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs The public is invited to a unique and delicious fundraiser on Wednesday, November 17 as the Batcheller Mansion Inn hosts the “Batcheller Bowl,” which will benefit The Giving Circle and its latest mission to build an orphanage in Jinja, Uganda in partnership with the Ugandan Children’s Hope Foundation. The event will feature a variety of soups and chowders from local restaurants (that’s the ‘bowl’ part) fresh baked bread, desserts, coffee, wine, beer and a silent auction. Entertainment will be provided by Ria Curley whose vocals will be accompanied on the Inn’s grand piano. There will also be tours of the historic Mansion. The cost per ticket is $50 per ticket to benefit The Giving Circle, which in turn will be used to build the Koi Koi House, an orphanage that will initially house 50 children in Uganda. Only 100 tickets for this event will be sold. To reserve tickets online, visit reserve.html or send a check to The Giving Circle, PO Box 3162, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Please include the names of the guests so your reservation can be held at the door. The Giving Circle, Inc. is an all volunteer non-profit organization based in Saratoga Springs that has spearheaded programs locally, nationally and internationally. The organization was founded in 2005 by Jefferson Award nominee Mark Bertrand with a mission to connect communities in need with those with the resources to help. The Giving Circle, Inc. was initially founded as a response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and has also worked with the underserved in Saratoga County as well as supporting the revitalization of Saratoga Springs’ Beekman Street Artists District. For more information, visit


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33 Don’t Quit your Day Job - But Attend this Benefit!

The “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” band will perform a benefit concert on Sunday, October 31 from 1 to 3 pm at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs. The band will perform a variety of gospel songs and some ‘old-fashioned foot stompin’ bluegrass tunes. The performance will be for the benefit of Carson Sumpter, the 16 year old nephew of local resident Nancy Kirby. Carson was recently diagnosed with stage-4 cancer and is currently undergoing intensive chemotherapy. There is no admission charge for the performance; however, free-will offerings and other donations will be gratefully accepted with all of the proceeds going to the Carson Sumpter Medical Assistance Fund.

Proctors Annual Golden Oldies Spectacular on November 6

Photos Provided (L to R: Lou Christie, The Duprees) The main stage of Proctors Theater (432 State Street, Schenectady) will once again come alive with nostalgia as The Golden Oldies Spectacular, an annual favorite, returns on Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 pm. The year’s Golden Oldies Spectacular features a cavalcade of authentic, much-loved stars from the Oldies era including Lou Christie (‘Lightning Strikes,’ ‘The Gypsy Cried’), The Duprees (‘You Belong to Me’), Charlie Thomas’ Drifters (‘This Magic Moment,’ ‘Under the Boardwalk,’ ‘Save the Last Dance for Me’), Jay Siegel and The Tokens (‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’) and Jimmy Clanton singing his iconic ‘Venus in Blue Jeans’. A special bonus act for this show is Linda Jansen who was the original lead singer of The Angels. Tickets for the Spectacular are $34.75, $42.75 and $49.75 and may be reserved online at or by phoning the box office at (518) 346-6204.

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Community Sports Bulletin First Touch Futbol Academy Indoor Soccer First Touch Futbol Academy along with the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department are offering an indoor soccer program for boys and girls in kindergarten through 4th grade. The program runs on Fridays at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center and is run by Saratoga Springs Varsity Boy's Soccer coach Jeff Geller and the First Touch Futbol Academy staff. The program costs $50 and includes a t-shirt along with 6 one-hour sessions consisting of skills training and small sided games. For more information please visit or pick up a registration form at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center front desk. The first session starts November 5, so register soon. The program will be capped at 40 participants.

Open House at City of Saratoga Springs Recreation Center The City of Saratoga Springs Recreation Center at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue is holding an open house from 10 am until 2 pm October 30. All are invited to attend the event, which will feature demonstrations on many of the programs offered at the center. Among some of the demonstrations will be: Saratoga Core Fitness 10-10:30am Pai’s Tai Kwon Do 10:30-11am Pickleball 11-11:30am Sports with a Purpose 11:30am-12pm Cheerleading 12-12:30pm Volleyball 12:30-1pm Golf World 1-1:30pm FTFA Soccer 1:30-2pm

Hudson River Community Credit Union's (HRCCU) 4th Annual Golf Classic was held in August at Airway Meadows Golf Club. The event raised $22,836 to benefit youth programs at the Glens Falls Area Youth Center, the Cohoes Community Center and the YMCA of Saratoga/Corinth. Above are Alysse Kasowski from YMCA of Saratoga, Jim Letts, from YMCA of Saratoga/Corinth Branch, and Linda Dickie, VP of Sales, Marketing and Training, of HRCCU.

Shapiro and Slade head to Eastern National Finals Samantha Shapiro and Carley Slade continue to dominate in the Elks Lodge Soccer Shoot-Out competition, each taking first place in the New York State Final. Samantha Shapiro came in first for her division, ten and under, as did Carley Slade, who took home first in the 14 and under division. Carley and Samantha were the only two representatives of Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161. Together the youngsters will travel to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where they will compete on November 5th and 6th in the Eastern National Finals.

Section II Varsity Football Semi-Finals Playoff Schedule Class AA Shenendahowa (6-2) at Ballston Spa (6-2) 10/29 at 7pm

Class A Queensbury (6-2) at Burnt Hills (8-0) 10/29 at 7pm

Five Skidmore student-athletes take home weekly honors On Monday, the Liberty League honored five Skidmore College student-athletes with weekly awards for their performances this past week. Field hockey grabbed three honors after clinching its second consecutive Liberty League regular season title. Junior Annie Rosencrans earned Co-Offensive Performer of the Week, senior Liz Catinella picked up Defensive Performer of the Week and Kelly Blackhurst was named Co-Rookie of the Week. Rosencrans scored twice in an 8-0 win over St. Lawrence and added another goal in Sunday's 2-1 victory at #14 Hamilton. Catinella played 64:47 in the shutout win at St. Lawrence and recorded eight saves against Hamilton. Blackhurst had four goals at St. Lawrence and tallied an assist in the win over Hamilton. Rosencrans earned her first award of the season, while Catinella was named Defensive Performer of the Week for the third time and Blackhurst picked up Rookie of the Week honors for the fifth time this season. The 7th-ranked Thoroughbreds posted a perfect 7-0 league record this season; they have won 13 straight games and are 14-1 on the season. They hosted Hartwick on Wednesday, October 27. For the third straight week, Meredith and Corrine Palmer each earned weekly honors. Meredith was named Performer of the Week and Corrine earned Co-Rookie of the Week honors. Skidmore posted a perfect 4-0 record en route to winning the 2010 Skidmore Volleyball Classic. Meredith was named tournament MVP after she led the team with 65 kills (5.00 per set) and 21 blocks (1.62 per set) while recording a .508 hitting percentage with just five errors in 118 attempts. Corrine tallied 28 kills (2.55 per set) and five blocks while hitting at a .397 percentage. Meredith has been named Performer of the Week four straight weeks, while Corrine earned Rookie of the Week for the fifth time this season. Skidmore improved to 21-4 on the season and will host the Skidmore Invitational this Friday and Saturday at the Williamson Sports Center.

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

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Bullying has no place in athletics

Damian Fantauzzi Recently, bullying has been brought to the forefront of the public's consciousness, and I would like to discuss bullying as it can occur in athletics. There are a few facades that cover up some of the characteristics of bullying in sports. Terms such as hazing, initiations and traditions are concepts that can disguise the use of intimidation.

I am of the opinion that no individual should be put under the additional pressure of having to do a task which is unrelated to being a member of a team. What's even worse is being subjected to an abusive act performed against one's will. It is an unnecessary exercise which actually has no relationship to the athlete's ability. The requirement of a tradition as a bounden excuse to abuse individuals is an absolute weak justification for team bonding. A team will bond in a better and more productive way by learning to play together. Bullying is not only a concept or theory that can be practiced by fellow team members, but it also can be a customary behavior used by coaches, parents and other

adults. Fear and humiliation, which create strong feelings of embarrassment, are two major tactics used to bully others in sports. These are unnecessary devices that can enhance and reinforce the lowering of an individual's selfesteem. Yelling and screaming at an individual or in front of his or her peers is one of the worst methods used by fellow team members, coaches and parents. This is an act that can cause anxiety, anger, and hatred toward the perpetrator and possibly, the sport. There is no room in the athletic world for any form of bullying. Practices such as hazing, taunting, punishment for losing, demoralizing someone for making a mistake (another subject for

a later column), unnecessary rough play, cheating, blaming a teammate for a lost game or winning regardless of the cost all should have no place in athletics. As adults, coaches, relatives and fans, we need to encourage playing for the love of the game, support individual participation as an athlete, and celebrate in the camaraderie of a team. We should work to eliminate the fear of failing and encourage the athlete to do the best one can. Youth sports should help the athlete grow emotionally, progress and evolve them as a team player, teach them to be accepting of others, help them learn the importance of accepting diverseness, and develop friendships and memories that can last a lifetime.


sports brief Saratoga Stampede finish fall season The Saratoga Stampede 14 and under Eastern New York Travel Baseball team finished their impressive season last Saturday at Gavin Park with an overall record of 11-5. The team showed a lot of heart at the end of their season, putting in a strong performance over the last four games. On October 16, the team defeated the 15 and under Capital District Braves 7-5, and followed it up with another victory against the 14 and under EG Devil Cats, 14-11 on Sunday. Later that day, the team faced off against the 14 and under Devil Cats, falling just short in a heartbreaking 5-6 loss. The team finished its season against the 15 and under Charlton Black Sox, a 7-3 loss. During the game, Jimmy Bennett registered two singles and scored twice, Chris Gehrer doubled, and Matt Burgess singled and scored.

Team effort carries Saratoga Central Catholic to sectionals by Daniel Schechtman Saratoga TODAY

Mark Bolles • Saratoga Today

The Saratoga Central Catholic Saints go for the kill against Hoosic Valley in their final home game of the regular season. The Saints look to take the win and carry the momentum over to the upcoming sectional games.

Monday, October 25 was Senior Night for the Saratoga Central Catholic Varsity Volleyball team, the last home game of the regular season before they begin their run in sectionals. The regular season winding down to its conclusion, the team took a moment to reflect on their accomplishments, and to thank those who helped them get so far. "We thank our parents for all the support they've given us over the year, we thank our support staff the people who help us with the scoreboards, and we say goodbye to our seniors and thank them for their dedication and their leadership and all that they've done for the team. We try not to get too emotional, but this is a farewell to the seniors during their last home game," said varsity coach Maria Izzo. And then it was game time. In a bid to end on a high note and prove just how far the team has grown over the season, the Saints came together to defeat their opponent 31, scoring 25-15; 25-16; 11-25; and finally 25-23. "[The last match] was a nailbiter," Izzo said. "I think we were even down at one point by five, but we came back thanks to some solid

serving. It makes it exciting, it makes it fun." The Saints finished the season with an overall record of 9-7, with a 7-6 record in league play. With the regular season behind them, Izzo said she was proud of how strongly the team has grown as a unit from the beginning of the year, when many of the players were still new to the team. "I lost seven seniors last year. So I had three returning players, and I took eight girls up from the JV level, and actually one freshman also. I knew this was going to be a rebuilding year because, you know, these players are young," Izzo said. Being a team made up mostly of new players and not as familiar with one another, the team had what Izzo said even they would probably admit was a slow start. But as they continued to work together they became stronger, a more cohesive

and tight knit unit, with the evidence starting to show in the results. "We went to a tournament on October 2, and we took it as a second opportunity to show everyone that we're a decent team, we can work well together. And that's exactly what they did," Izzo said. The Saints defeated Stillwater in the semi-finals and moved on to take down Maple Hill in the finals, finishing the tournament in first place for the silver division. "I would definitely say that was the turning point for us. They really began working well together and moving as a unit. They just clicked, and they carried that momentum into the rest of the season." Now the Saints look to carry that momentum into sectionals, where they will have to rely on their strong communication and teamwork to succeed.




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Amateur Boxing Pop Warner closes out the comes to Spa City regular season by Daniel Schechtman Saratoga TODAY The New York State Amateur Boxing Championship is coming to the Saratoga Springs City Center on Saturday, November 6 at 7pm. The fundraising event, in its second year here in Saratoga, is set to feature over a dozen bouts, including amateur, female and master fights. "The goal is to fund raise money for the Adirondack region and local boxers, and to provide funding for them to attend national tournaments," said Janice Design, treasurer for the New York State Amateur Boxing Championship. "Last year from the fundraiser we sent four boxers out to California to a national PAL tournament." Each bout is scheduled to last 3 rounds, with fighters from ages ten to those in their mid-thirties. Featured will be the match-ups between Team Capital District as they face off against Team Canada. One of the fighters to keep an eye on will be Amir Aman, who has over 70 amateur bouts to his name. "He actually just got back from a tournament in Texas where he lost in the finals, but if he had won he would have been placed on the Olympic tryouts," Design said. Another fighter to watch is Natasha Jefferson, an experienced amateur

boxer set to enter the ring against a member from Team Canada. One of the big names attending the event will be Lucian Bute, the current IBF Super Middleweight Champion with 27 wins, 22 by knockout, and no losses. Tony Marshall, a local fan favorite, is also rumored to be attending. The event will feature a silent auction, with local businesses such as Total Tan, West Point Thoroughbreds, and local wine shops donating packages for parties to bid on during the fundraiser. To purchase tickets in advance, please call Janice Design at (518) 366-3662, or visit the West Ave Mobil station to pick up your tickets in person.

by Daniel Schechtman Saratoga TODAY Pop Warner Football heads into its last week of regular season play this Saturday, with teams trying to put in one more great performance before the playoffs begin in earnest. For all three teams - Saratoga Jr. Midgets, Pee Wee and Jr. Pee Wee - each are on a mission to avenge a loss from last weeks play. Last week the Jr. Midgets lost to Columbia County 26-19. The team is 1-6 for the season as they head into their final game against Colonie on Saturday, October 30 at 7pm at home. The Pee Wee team lost their previous game to Burnt Hills in a closely contested match-up, 13-7. With a record of 2-5, they take to

their home turf this Saturday, October 30 as they face off against Averill Park at 5pm. Jr. Pee Wee is coming off of a loss to Troy, 33-6, where Andrew

Lipscomb scored the only touchdown for Saratoga. On Saturday, October 30, the 4-3 team travels to Guilderland for their last game of the season, beginning at 3pm.

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Andrew Lipscomb of the Saratoga Jr. Pee Wee team runs through the Troy defense in last week’s match.

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Saratoga defense wrestles Troy to the turf.




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Skidmore Lacrosse Cleans House Team gives back to Franklin Community Center Skidmore College’s Men's Lacrosse team took a break from their studies and practices to give back to the community. This past Friday the team rolled up their sleeves to carry out a fall cleanup at the three properties owned and operated by Franklin Community Center. With a limited budget, the volunteerism displayed by the team is of the utmost importance. "We simply do not have the budget to fund maintenance personnel at the Center," said Courtney Bissell, Coordinator of Development and Volunteers. "Volunteers are an essential component in the daily operations of the Center." The Center, which is funded through grants, state and local government programs and various fundraising initiatives, employs only four full-time and five part-time staff members. The team works together to carry out the numerous programs offered at Franklin Community Center. "We've been fortunate enough to have the Skidmore College community and the Men's Lacrosse Team support the mission of the Center for many years now," Kari Cushing, Executive Director said. "Coach Sandler takes it upon himself to organize the event each year and the team is always so enthusiastic and helpful! We really appreciate them taking time out of their schedules to go above and

said Cushing. "As the economy suffers, donors are tightening their belts to ensure the livelihood of their own families. We are just hopeful that the outpouring of support we usually see at

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The Skidmore College’s Men’s Lacrosse team volunteers their time to help with fall clean-up at the Franklin Community Center beyond for their community," notes Cushing. Franklin Community Center has been offering assistance to the community for more than 25 years. Through a food pantry, free furniture and clothing distribution programs, safe and affordable housing, back to school and holiday assistance, Methods of Motherhood (educational programming for pregnant and parenting teens) and Project Lift (the Center’s after school prevention program), they serve more than

2,500 individuals and families annually. Most recently, the food pantry has been in dire straits. "In September alone we served more than 500 individuals through our pantry," Bissell said. "We simply cannot keep food on our shelves." As the Center gears up to provide holiday assistance in the form of Thanksgiving food baskets and holiday gifts, they are nervously awaiting holiday donations. "It is a scary time for all of us,"

this time of year continues." For more information about Franklin Community Center and ways to help, please visit www.franklincommunitycenter.o rg or call (518) 587-9826.

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Photos Provided by Greg Wolcott • Saratoga Today A record 1296 participants showed up for the 5K and 10K run through Saratoga State Park. Above right, Ben Greenberg finishes first in the 5K. Bottom right, Thomas O'Grady and Michelle Rosowsky hold trophies for finishing first in the 10K for the men's and women's division, respectively. Organized by Saratoga Bridges, the event raised over $40,000 to help fund their programs and services.

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