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Volume 5 • Issue 36

Best of the Best Blue Streaks Announce Hall of Fame by Yael Goldman Saratoga TODAY

Richard Gibney

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Victor Hazard

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As fresh faces and returning students began filling classrooms this week, a group of former Blue Streaks found themselves, once again, within the hallways at

Saratoga Springs High School. On Tuesday, September 7, the City School District named 11 individuals to its Blue Streak Athletic Hall of Fame, making the 2010 honorees the second class to be recognized for their extraordinary contributions to athletics.

See Hall of Fame page 5

Inside TODAY... Obituaries pg 5 News: Saratoga County Deeds pg 7 Back to School pg 11 Special Section: Families Today pg 12-19 Final Stretch photos pg 23

Rolls into SPAC this Weekend! See Story Pages 24-25

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Friday, September 10, 2010



Wilton Wildlife Preserve Open House by Yael Goldman Saratoga TODAY Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park is holding its annual Open House on Saturday, September 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Camp Saratoga on Scout Road in Wilton. The event is free, open to the public and will feature a handful of family-friendly outdoor education activities. According to Amelia Gelnett, WWPP Education Intern, the Wildlife Preserve & Park has been hosting the community event since 2001 to encourage outdoor recreation and highlight what the region has to offer. “We want to provide an event to inform the community about

what we do here, and to allow an opportunity for families to come out and enjoy our lands and what they have to offer,” she said. A fun-filled list of activities will engage and educate the community about enjoying nature and exploring the outdoors in a safe and environmentally-friendly fashion. The Open House will include two exciting presentations: Ballston Spa National Bank is sponsoring Beth Bidwell’s special “birds of prey” presentation. Bidwell, a local rehabilitator will bring along a red-tailed hawk and a turkey vulture, among other large birds. Also part of the program is naturalist Kenneth Barnett’s local snake exhibit. He will bring along and introduce families and children to species found within the park. Other exhibitors include North Country Wild Care (explaining what to do with injured animals), Southern Adirondack Audubon Society, Saratoga Tree Nursery, Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue, Saratoga Stryders and the Mountain Biking Association. The Wilton Wildlife

Preserve & Park will also host both an informational and children’s table at the event. A special exploration of Delegan Pond will be underway from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to provide children with the opportunity to learn about the preserve’s wildlife, and Alice Kaplan’s Girl

Scout Troop will host a “creature carnival” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to provide specific information about each animal. There will be two guided nature walks, one at 12:45 and the other at 2 p.m., and environmentally-themed crafts for kids as well. Throughout the day, Scout

Troop 24 will also host their yearly barbecue with hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers for sale. Event organizers are anticipating between 300 and 400 guests. For more information, call (518) 450-0321 or go to

National Museum of Dance to host Children’s Dance Program It’s never too early for children to celebrate dance around the world! Starting September 15 and continuing through November 18, the National Museum of Dance will host a children’s dance program on either Wednesdays or Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for children ages 3 to 4, and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 4 to 5. The dance program will be held in the Museum’s new Alfred Z. Solomon Children’s Wing. The program will include lots of playful and creative ideas with highlights such as: • Amazing Crafts: Children make their own fairy wings, magic wands, Chinese fans and African masks • Imaginative movement and play: Gallop like a sea horse, float like Winnie the Pooh • Creative & traditional dances: Learn the ‘Virginia Reel,’ ‘German Plattle’ and ‘Irish Jig.’ This children’s enrichment dance program has been uniquely designed and will be taught by Leslie Kettlewell. The cost per session (10 classes per session) is $150, with a 40 percent discount to families with more than one child enrolling. At the end of the session, a show will be presented for the parents. Space is limited so calling as soon as possible is advised. The National Museum of Dance is located at 99 South Broadway in Saratoga Springs and is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Museum’s website at or call the Museum at (518) 584-2225 x 3004.




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Ashley N. Jenkins, 20, of 139 D & R Village, Clifton Park, was found to be in violation of the terms of her probation and was resentenced to one year in Saratoga County Jail and probation terminated. She was originally sentenced to time served and three years probation to include misdemeanor drug treatment court after she was convicted of third-degree forgery on March 24. Derek G. Melancon, 25, of 30 Jones Rd., Saratoga Springs, pleaded guilty to a charge of fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class-C felony, after he was arrested on July 25, 2009 in Saratoga Springs. He will return to court for sentencing at a later date. Christopher L. Sutton, 21, of 9 Birch Meadow, Saratoga Springs, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony, after he was arrested on November 18 in Milton. James W. Slingerland, 33, of 562 Corinth Rd., Queensbury, was sentenced to time served (60 days in Saratoga County Jail) after he was arrested on April 23 for failure to report an address change within 10 days, a class-E felony. He was arrested for an incident that occurred on February 15 in Moreau. Roderick D. Greco, 52, of 2025 Rt. 9N, Lot 35, Greenfield Center, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony, after he was arrested on April 15 in Wilton. Scott M. MacDonald, 25, of Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa, was sentenced to time served and five years probation after he pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree criminal contempt. He was arrested on July 31, 2008 in Saratoga County. Michael C. Clark, 48, of 3031 Ocean Dr., Hollywood, Fl., was sentenced to one and a half to four and a half years in state prison for the felony charges of aggravated vehicular assault, a class-C felony, first-degree vehicular assault, a class-D felony and second-degree vehicular assault, a class-E felony. He

was also sentenced to one year in Saratoga County Jail on the charges of driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated. Jeffrey G. Barbuto, 39, of Johnson Rd., Bldg. 43, Mechanicville, was sentenced to five years probation after he pleaded guilty to a charge of fourth-degree grand larceny. He was arrested on January 12, 2009 for an incident that took place on November 6, 2008 in Mechanicville. Christopher M. Columbe, 24, of 2 University St., Schuylerville, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony, after he was arrested on April 17 in Saratoga Springs. Kevin Waldron, 46, of 15 Colonial Rd., Stillwater, was sentenced to time served and five years probation after he pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony. He was arrested on February 12 in Stillwater. Steven T. Devernoe, 43, of 96 Annabelle Place, Schenectady, pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated after he was arrested on October 23 in the town of Providence. He will return to court for sentencing on October 23. Michael P. Monroe, 33, of 143 B Beach Rd., Clifton Park, pleaded guilty to a charge of firstdegree criminal contempt, a class-E felony, after he was arrested multiple times between January 11 and April 14, 2010.

ed, a class-E felony. He was arrested on March 27 in Saratoga Springs. John D. Livingston, 24, of 1868 State Rt. 32, Northumberland, pled guilty to the charge of rape in the third degree, a class-E felony on June 25. He was originally arrested on February 4 in Northumberland for an incident which occurred in August of 2009. John J. Harris, 44, of 92 Maple Avenue, Ballston Spa, pled guilty to the charge of driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony. He was originally arrested on August 31, 2009 in the Town of Milton. Joseph D. Medick, 42, of 792 Tanner Road, Clifton Park, pled guilty to the charge of driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony on June 28. He was originally arrested on October 5, 2009 in the Town of Malta. Jennifer A. Pertell, 33, of 118 Pine Lane, Northville, pled guilty to the charge of driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony on June 28. She was originally arrested on January 16 in the City of Saratoga Springs. Clinton D. Woodward, 43, of 265 Van Voorst Street, Glenville, was sentenced to one year in Saratoga County Jail and restitution on the charges of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a Class C felony, and Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, a Class E Felony, on July 2. He was originally arrested on June 17, 2009 in the Town of Halfmoon. Darrin J. Skoda. 41, of 102

Christopher McGrath, 27, of 293 Ryan Gross Rd., Johnsonville, was sentenced to one year in Saratoga County Jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicat-

Ballston Avenue, Ballston Spa was sentenced to five days in Saratoga County Jail and five years probation on the charge of Driving While Intoxicated, a Class E felony, on July 8. He was originally arrested on January 31 in the Town of Ballston Spa. Robert F. Warren, Jr., 45, of 6 Miller Court, Hadley, was sentenced to time served and five years probation including drug treatment court after he pleaded guilty to a charge of seconddegree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a class-D felony. He was arrested on February 16 for an incident that took place on January 31 in Ballston. Ronald Fraiser, III, 22, of 9 Cedarcrest Dr., Saratoga Springs, was sentenced to time served and five years probation including drug treatment court after he pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony. He was arrested on November 8 in Saratoga Springs. Raymond J. Quell, 30, of 3 Sunset Ave., Mechanicville, has pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony, after he was arrested on May 16 in Stillwater. Robert W. Cook, 24, of 14 San


Luis Drive, Gansevoort, pleaded guilty to a charge of third-degree rape, a class-E felony, after he was arrested on May 17 in Stillwater. David W. Shartrand, 53, of 24 Irving Rd., Scotia, was sentenced to one year in Saratoga County Jail to run concurrently with a one and two-thirds to five years sentence in Albany County Jail. He was arrested on July 27, 2009 in Saratoga and charged with driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony. Betty A. Cieszynski, 42, of 4 North Pointe 7S, Clifton Park, was sentenced to one year in Saratoga County Jail to run concurrently with a violation of probation. He was arrested on April 4 in Clifton Park and charged with driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony. James R. Dean, 46, of 128 Broadway, Ft. Edward, pleaded guilty to a charge of seconddegree attempted criminal possession of a forged instrument, a class-E felony. He was arrested on January 21 for an incident that took place on October 3 in Moreau. He was sentenced to one and a half to three years in state prison to run concurrently with sentences in Warren and Washington Counties.


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Council Passes Capital Budget by Arthur Gonick Saratoga TODAY 5 Case St., Saratoga Springs,NY 12866 Phone: (518) 581-2480 Fax: (518) 581-2487

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At the Saratoga Springs City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 7, the Council adopted its 2011-2016 Capital Budget, 4-0, with Commissioner of Finance Kenneth Ivins abstaining. This was a relatively conservative program, with a total of $1,199,000 to be bonded for eleven projects. One of these, Beekman Street’s Infrastructure Improvement and Replacement will draw $800,000 from water funds and is not included in that total. There was some discussion about the desire to have a parking lot included in the plan, but this project was not included in an acknowledgement of the current fiscal climate. The Council unanimously approved the Mayor to sign contracts for 2010 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) recipients. This is money provided by the Federal Government’s Department of Housing and Urban Development and distributed through the City via a locally appointed committee’s recommendations. Approximately $400,000 was available to be distributed, and a total of 17 grants were named by the Mayor for various local

social service organizations. The grants ranged from $1,000 to $100,000. Following a presentation by County Supervisor Matthew Veitch, the Council unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing the Southwest Neighborhood Association to adopt the abandoned Cady Hill and Munger cemeteries off Geyser Road for maintenance on a voluntary basis. This is a historic site where the Sons of the American Revolution will shortly be placing a marker to commemorate Jeremiah Cady’s service. The Council also adopted reduced, or “lag” rates for the rental of facilities at the new recreation center. These will be in effect during the periods of the week (non-holiday MondayFriday 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) that are not in high demand. Also, an announcement was made that beginning next Monday, September 13 the recreation center will go its expanded hours: Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m.-7 p.m. It will be closed this weekend in preparation for the new hours. Commissioner of Public Works Anthony “Skip” Scirocco announced that reconstruction of the intersection at Grand Avenue and Birch Street began earlier that day. Among the improve-

ments to make the intersection safer will be construction of a triangular island with wheelchair grading. A public hearing on the installation of 4-way stop signs at the intersection was scheduled for September 21 at 6:50 p.m. With fall leaf season approaching, Commissioner Scirocco reminded the public that yard debris for curbside pickup had to be containerized until October 1. Although from October 1 through the first snowfall containerization is not required, Commissioner Scirocco noted that containers were preferred if at all possible to make the process of collection faster. The Council unanimously accepted a $25,000 Domestic Violence Grant for the Saratoga Springs Police Department. Acceptance of the 2-year $663,705 SAFER grant from the Federal Government for the rehire/new hiring to replace 7 laidoff City firefighters was approved by a 4-1 margin, with Commissioner Ivins voting against. Ivins stated various concerns including the uncertainty of future liabilities for benefits and retirement costs depending on how many laid-off firefighters would return versus the need for new hires.

upcoming town meetings Town of Ballston: Ballston Town Hall 323 Charlton Road 885-8502 9/14: Jenkins Park Advisory Board meeting, 7 p.m.

Village of Ballston Spa: 66 Front Street 885-5711 9/13: Board of Trustees meeting, 7:30 p.m.

Town of Malta: 2540 Route 9 899-2818 9/13: Historic Preservation Committee meeting, 7 p.m. 9/16: Ethics Committee and Town Board workshop, 6:30 p.m.

Town of Milton: 503 Geyser Road 885-9220

City of Saratoga Springs: Town of Greenfield: 7 Wilton Road 893-7432 9/16: Environmental Commission meeting, 7 p.m.

474 Broadway 587-3550 9/13: Zoning Board of Appeals workshop, 6:30 p.m. 9/13: Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, 7 p.m. 9/15: Design Review Commission, 7 p.m.

Town of Saratoga: 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville 695-3644 9/13: Town Board meeting, 7 p.m.

Village of Schuylerville: 35 Spring Street 695-3881 www.villageof 9/14: Board of Water Management, 7 p.m.

Town of Wilton: 22 Traver Road 587-1939 9/15: Planning Board meeting, 6:30 p.m.


SunKiss Balloon Fest Takes Flight at SUNY Adirondack

The SunKiss Balloon Festival will launch its inaugural event on Friday, Sept. 10, at SUNY Adirondack, presented by the SUNY Adirondack Student Senate. Students and college volunteers will be selling commemorative T-shirts, sweatshirts and other apparel at the three-day festival to raise money for Student Senate events throughout the school year. The festival, dubbed “The Official Balloon Festival of SUNY Adirondack,” kicks off Friday afternoon with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m., featuring officials from the Adirondack Regional Chambers of Commerce and the launch of approximately 20 balloons at 5:15 p.m., weather conditions permitting, on the college’s athletic fields on Bay Road. The Saturday and Sunday launches of more than 30 balloons will be held at the Kingswood Golf Course in Kingsbury. The Friday launch will also feature carnival games, and there will be food available for purchase. Admission to the balloon festival is free, but each spectator is asked to bring a non-perishable canned good to help stock local food pantries. The Bay Road entrance to the college will be closed; spectators will be able to enter the grounds through the Haviland Road entrance. Festival organizers Scott and Todd Monahan and Christina Ostrander are all SUNY Adirondack alumni. Scott is member of the Class of 2001, Todd is a member of the Class of 2000, and Christina earned degrees in 2008 and 2009. For more information on this event, please contact SUNY Adirondack’s Office of Student Life at (518) 743-2251 or visit the SunKiss Ballooning web site at



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Hall of Fame inductees reflect school’s athletic pride continued from Page 1 The individuals will be officially inducted and honored during a ceremony on October 1, at 4:30 p.m., as part of the Home Coming football game festivities. Last year, former athletics director Ray Waldron became the first ever Blue Streaks inductee, and until this week, the Wall of Fame in the lobby outside the “blue gym” held just the one plaque. According to Peter Sheehan, Director of Athletics and Physical Education, the program was expanded this year to recognize more individuals whose support has played a critical role in the strength

of the school and community athletic programs. The 2010 group includes influential coaches, record-breaking athletes and Blue Streaks who went on to play for professional teams and assume high-ranking positions in other athletic departments: Clayton Chubb, Richard Gibney, Cheri Goddard-Kenah, Victor Hazard, Blasé Iuliano, Dottie Pepper, Kailynne Ross-Neverett, John Traver, Len Tyler, Anthony Weaver and Deshaya Williams. “It’s absolutely exciting and welldeserved,” Susan Hoffman, Hall of Fame committee member said. This group represents the community, and the wonderful pride we have in

Saratoga County Deceased Veteren of the Month

Robert Piper, U.S. Air Force Robert Piper, U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant, from Clifton Park was a veteran of the Korean War who was stationed with the 3520th Air Police Squadron. He enlisted in the Air Force on September 1, 1948 and was honorably discharged on July 31, 1952. Mr. Piper retired from American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) after 36 years of service. He was a member of V.F.W. Post

1498 and Past Commander. He was also a member of the Saratoga National Cemetery Guard Association. He is survived by his wife Carol, daughters Diane, Lois and Pamela and his son Rod. A memorial program will be held in Mr. Piper’s memory on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. in the Supervisor’s Meeting Room of the County Building at 40 McMaster Street in Ballston Spa. The public is invited to attend this ceremony and the reception that will follow.

Debra A. Martin Corinth – Debra A. Martin of Center Street passed away Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010 at her home. She was 55. Born on May 1, 1955 in Watertown, NY, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Katherine Waters. Debra was a lifelong Saratoga County resident and a devoted friend to all who knew her, especially the less fortunate. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Mary Waters. Survivors include her aunt and uncle, Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Potoski and nephew, Gregory Presley and his wife Lindsey all of Watertown, NY; nephew, Dennis P. Furey, Jr. and his wife Samantha of

Oklahoma; niece Colleen FureySmatko and her husband Adam of Ft. Edward; six great- nieces and nephews and a sister Mary Furey and her husband Dennis. Relatives and friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. this morning, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway in Saratoga Springs. A funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the family plot at St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Ave. in Saratoga Springs. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneral

our athletic programs. It’s truly is a nice blend of male and female recipients.” Hoffman has been with the Saratoga Springs Athletic Department for 30 years, experiencing first-hand the growth in the district and its sports programs. Before 1970, when Waldron became Athletic Director, only boys could be Blue Streaks. But the program has since expanded, and the school currently boasts 15 varsity girls’ teams as well. And with twelve outstanding athletes now permanently pressed into the Hall of Fame, the school is eager to continue the tradition and expand it; the plan is to add a new class each and every year. “It was through the collective efforts of a lot of individuals that we were able to get it off the ground. We’re really excited to have a Hall of Fame and to celebrate the accomplishments of former athletes, coaches and community contribu-

tors,” Peter Sheehan, Athletic Director, said. A twelve-person committee headed the effort, including Waldron who was eager to get on board and help recognize the individuals who he deems responsible for the success of the Blue Streaks’ athletic program and his own accomplishments. “These awards come with a lot of help and a lot of great people working with you; you don’t get individual awards alone, but with a great support system and a great family,” he said. As a physical educator, coach and Athletics Director, Waldron watched the school district grow and prosper during his tenure from 1958 to 1996. In fact, he had a chance to coach or teach almost every member of the 2010 class. “I’m just so grateful for the great tenure I had with this school district and city,” Waldron said. “I loved my job and I’m very proud to have received this prestigious award, and

to celebrate with the initial class coming in and hopefully many more to come.” The committee will begin collecting nominations for the 2011 class at the start of the new year and they’re certainly not expecting a shortage of forms. “It was a difficult process, and we feel we have a very strong pool of candidates for future classes,” Sheehan said. Looking back on his experiences with the Saratoga Springs Athletic Department and School District, Waldron is proud of his stake in Blue Streaks’ history and hopes to see it continue. “There are so many more [individuals] that are eligible to be in this Hall of Fame. I just hope that there will be people to nominate them and give them a chance to join this elite group of outstanding players and citizens,” Waldron said. “They make us all proud to have been part of it.”

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OBITUARIES Dorothy E. Ruhle Saratoga Springs – Dorothy E. Ruhle entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 30, 2010 at Wesley Health Care Center. Born September 14, 1917 in Saratoga Springs, she was the daughter of John and Lillian Gailor. Dorothy retired from Wilton Developmental Center as a supervisor after 25 years of service. Married to Robert W. Ruhle for 55 years, together they raised three

children. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband Robert who died in 1998, her parents, three sisters, Alice, Marion and Eleanor and one brother, John. Survivors include her daughters Roberta of Saratoga Springs and Ann Marie of Seabrook, NH, one son Robert J. of Saratoga Springs, one grandson Judge Stephen M. Ruhle and his wife Maria, two great-granddaughters Selma and

Stephanie, all of El Paso, Texas, two sisters Agnes Covell of Saratoga Springs and Rita Hibala of Ormond Beach Florida, and many nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be held and burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Saratoga Springs. The family would like to thank the nurses and CNAs at Wesley 3 Springs for the care given to Dorothy during her stay.

Jacinta C. Morris Schuylerville – Jacinta C. Morris, 63, a resident of Pearl St., died Saturday, September 4, 2010 surrounded by her family at the home of her sister Nancy Sullivan. Born June 15, 1947 in Saratoga Springs, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Jennie Villa Turcotte. Jacinta had been a domestic engineer and had worked at Morgans Run in Schuylerville for many years. She was a life-long communicant of Notre Dame-Visitation Church in Schuylerville, was a member of Old Saratoga Post #278

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Red Hat Society. She loved to gamble and play Bingo. She also loved children, especially her grandchildren. Survivors include her son, Heath (Erika) Morris of Glens Falls; her sister, Nancy (Robert) Sullivan and their family; cousins, Lea (Donald) Seymour and family, Joseph (Kathleen) Turcotte and family, and Joan Squires and family; and her 3 grandsons, Noah, Ashton, and Caden Morris. A funeral mass was celebrated on

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Notre Dame-Visitation Church in Schuylerville with Rev. Martin Fisher, officiating. Burial followed in Notre Dame Cemetery. At Jacinta’s request, there were no public calling hours. Memorials can be made in her memory to Notre Dame-Visitation Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 13 Gates Ave., Schuylerville. Online remembrances can be made at


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week in review Racecourse Numbers Down Daily average all-sources handle for the expanded 40-day meet was down 3.4 percent compared to last year’s 36-day meet. All-sources handle for the six full weeks of the meet compared to last year’s six-week meet was down 2.6 percent, largely due to 2.5 percent fewer races run during the period. (All-sources handle combines wagers on Saratoga races both on-track and from simulcast outlets nationwide.) Saratoga business outperformed the 7.3 percent decline in U.S. wagering year-to-date compared to 2009, and the 8.0 percent decline in wagering in August over the same month last year, as reported last Friday, September 3 by Equibase, the thoroughbred industry’s official statisticsgathering organization. NYRA also reported that more than $353 million of $1.12 billion wagered on thoroughbred races at some 35 tracks operating in August – 32 percent – was bet at Saratoga.

Daily average attendance for the 40-day Saratoga meet was down 7.4 percent and average on-track handle was down 7.8 percent from the 36day meet in 2009. (*See note on attendance below.) Attendance for the final weekend of the meet (September 4-6), however, exceeded 100,000. Comparing the 40-day 2010 meet with the 36-day 2009 meet: · Daily average attendance was 21,957, down 7.4 percent from 23,734 in 2009; · Daily average on-track handle was $2,867,329, down 7.8 percent from $3,111,274 in 2009; · Daily average all-sources handle was $13,791,518, down 3.4 percent from $14,273,257 in 2009. Comparing the six full weeks of the 2010 meet (36 days, not including the first four days) with the sixweek (36 days) 2009 meet: · Attendance is down 5.7 percent (805,832 vs. 854,413) for a daily average of 22,384 vs. 23,734; · On-track handle is down 6.6 per-





cent ($104,610,307 vs. $112,005,878) for a daily average of $2,905,842 vs. $3,111,274; All-sources handle is down 2.6 percent ($500,322,977 vs. $513,837,235) for a daily average of $13,897,860 vs. $14,273,257. Comparing the 40-day 2010 meet with the 36-day 2009 meet PLUS the three days at Belmont Park in 2009 (which were replaced with four days at Saratoga in 2010): Total attendance is up 0.7 percent (878,284 vs. 872,150) with a daily average of 21,957 vs. 22,363; Total on-track handle is down 0.3 percent ($114,693,168 vs. $115,028,581) with a daily average of $2,867,329 vs. $2,949,451; Total all-sources handle is up 2.1 percent ($551,660,725 vs. $540,122,581) with a daily average of $13,791,518 vs. $13,849,297. Average betting interests for the meet were 8.39 compared to 8.38 in 2009. Turf races totaled 187 with 23 taken off the turf.

Ballston Spa Man Charged after Police Standoff

Marine with Local Ties Killed in Afghanistan

Richard W. Gross, 44, of 1422 State Route 50, surrendered to Saratoga County sheriff’s deputies, state police and Ballston Spa police after a standoff on Monday. The incident took place just before 10 p.m. Gross was charged with harassment, second-degree aggravated harassment, menacing a police officer and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Gross was arraigned in Ballston Town Court on $15,000 bail or $30,000 bond. He was still in jail Tuesday evening and is scheduled to return to town court Thursday.

A New Hampshire Marine who lived and went to school in Washington County died this week during combat operations in Afghanistan. Cpl. Philip Charte, 22, of Goffstown, N.H., was killed in a "hostile incident" on Tuesday while serving in Helmand Province with a Marine battalion based out of Camp Lejeune, N.C., according to the Department of Defense. Charte, a rifleman, joined the Marine Corps in June 2007 and served in Iraq from August 2008 to March 2009. He was deployed to Afghanistan in June, just after being promoted to corporal, military officials said. A family friend, Eve Kennedy, said arrangements for a local burial were still being made. Services will likely be held at the Ackley & Ross Funeral Home in Cambridge late next week, she said.

Route 9P Bridge Closed The Route 9P bridge which crosses Saratoga Lake the northern end has closed for renovations. The on-going repair project will construct a new bridge costing an estimated $10.8 million, replacing an 80-year-old bridge in its place. The new bridge should be open in May, 2011.



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Saratoga County Warns Residents by Melissa Downer Saratoga TODAY In recent months, private companies have been contacting property owners in the hopes of making a profit by ordering property deeds, a task that residents can easily do on their own for a fraction of the cost. Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione is warning residents that companies may be trying to earn money off of county services. Through Saratoga County offices, a property owner can get certified deeds for five dollars through the county clerk’s office. However, private companies have been contacting residents and offering to provide a certified copy of these deeds for $59.50, an “exorbitant fee,” Marchione said. These private companies are legally allowed to do this, but property owners need to know that they can save money getting these documents

on their own. The private companies do nothing more than the legwork in getting the documentation, Marchione said. Property owners can also get their deeds for free online — it is only the certified copy that costs $5. “Every so often this happens,” Marchione said. “We just want people to know that we’d be happy to supply them with the proper paperwork for a much, much lower price.” The County Clerk’s Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. She further stated that‚ if a person is unable to come into the County Clerk’s Office‚ their deed can be obtained by sending a request in the mail. A person would need to send in a check (starter checks not accepted) or money order for $5‚ along with property address and the approximate date of purchase. A self-addressed stamped envelope will expedite the process. Requests should be mailed to Saratoga County Clerk‚ 40 McMaster Street‚ Ballston Spa‚ NY‚ 12020.

“We just want people to know we’d be happy to supply them with the proper paperwork for a much, much lower price.” Kathy Marchione Saratoga County Clerk

County Clerk Marchione wants to assure Saratoga County residents that neither the County Clerk’s Office‚ nor any other state government agency is involved in the recent over-priced offers being received by residents. If anyone has a concern about an offer that they have received in the mail‚ they can contact the County Clerk’s Office at or call County Clerk Marchione at (518) 885-2213‚ ext. 4420.

Vandalism in Victory Woods While most area residents enjoyed a relaxing Labor Day weekend, vandals were busy carving a swastika into an interpretive panel in the Victory Woods section of Saratoga National Historical Park. Vandals etched a swastika into a recently installed interpretive panel that features a story about early Native Americans who once occupied the site. The panel is valued at $750. As promised, park officials took immediate action and an investigation is currently underway. The Friends of Saratoga Battlefield have put up a $300 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible for the act. Anyone with information about the crime should call Chief Ranger Greg Wozniak at (518)

664-9821, extension 214 or Superintendent Joe Finan at (518) 664-9821, extension 207. Headquarters for Saratoga National Historical Park is located at 648 Route 32 in Stillwater, NY and the park’s website is Since the Victory Woods site was opened in June, park law enforcement rangers have encountered other minor acts of vandalism, and Park Superintendent Joe Finan has since directed park law enforcement staff to increase patrols of the area. “This is not acceptable behavior in a national park—or any public place,” Finan said. We will take swift and sweeping action to prevent the area from future vandalism.”




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Mr. Ed’s has ventured into the barbecue market! Mr. Ed's Ice Cream Station has been a staple in the Saratoga area for more than 15 years. Though still popular for their soft-serve, hot dogs and weekly "Cruiz-Ins," the station has ventured into a new arena: barbecue. "We tried it out this past Forth of July and people really enjoyed it," said owner Ed Sakos. "I knew the pizza market was already saturated, but I wanted to give people another option for casual dining. This is something I think is different to this area." Mr. Ed's offers a unique Memphis rub, smoked barbecue ribs, chicken, sausage, turkey legs, pulled pork and hamburgers. They have also expanded into the catering business and can serve banquets such as graduation and office parties as well as racetrack picnics. He has catered parties as big as 500 people as well as down to 20 people.

"We've gotten some great feedback. The kids really love our side dishes," Sakos said. "Everything is homemade and we also have an entire kid's menu such as hot dogs, hamburgers and French fries." Sides include macaroni and cheese, baked beans, cole slaw and more. Though the summer season is beginning to wind down, Mr. Ed's will still host the weekly Cruiz-Insa time to bring out the old Mustang or Corvette and mingle with likeminded folks. "As long as the weather holds out, I'll have Cruiz-Ins on Tuesdays. I hope to get four or five more weeks in," Sakos said. Mr. Ed's Ice Cream Station is located at 588 Lake Avenue (Route 29), in Saratoga Springs and is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Hours are likely to fluctuate as the season comes to an end.

Mark Bolles Saratoga Today

Hungry yet? A taste of Mr. Ed’s Memphis Smoke House Barbecue

business briefs Stewarts Shops Receives World’s Best Ice Cream Award! Stewart’s Shops, an employee and family-owned company in Saratoga Springs, proudly announces their French Vanilla and Dark Chocolate ice cream flavors have been named the world’s best at the 2010 World Dairy Expo. The Expo is an international judging competition held annually in Madison, Wisconsin. Each entry is ranked on flavor, body, texture, melting quality, color and appearance. “Stewart’s makes all their ice creams with fresh and local milk at our dairy in Greenfield,” said Stewart’s President Gary Dake. “Every day our ice cream team focuses on making a quality product for our customers, and once again their hard work has been recognized and rewarded with two flavors ranked number one in the world.” French Vanilla, a rich vanilla with creamy egg custard, is available in a full half gallon. Dark Chocolate is one of three chocolates in the Chocolate Trifecta half gallon and will soon be featured in a premium pint. Stewart’s ice cream is available exclusively in the 328 Stewart’s Shops in NY and VT. Last year Philly Vanilla received a #1 ranking. This year Philly Vanilla placed second in the Philly Vanilla category. Stewart’s regular Vanilla and regular Chocolate were ranked third in their categories at this year’s world competition. That gives Stewart’s a total of five flavors rated among the best in the world. The awards will be given out on September 28 at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. To celebrate the honor all full half gallons of Stewart’s ice cream will be on sale for $2.89, the week of October 4th at all 328 Stewart’s Shops.

Scott Varley Group Celebtrates One Year in Commercial Real Estate

Mark Bolles • Saratoga Today

An outer shot of Mr. Ed’s new look


One year ago, The Scott Varley Group at RealtyUSA added a commercial sales division, headed by broker Joan Purtell, to its residential sales division. During the past year, Varley’s commercial sales team listed more than 70 commercial properties in the Capital District. “It’s an exciting time to be in

real estate in this area,” said Scott Varley, president of The Scott Varley Group. “Moving into commercial real estate sales last year was a natural extension for us, and we are honored that many of our residential clients can now also turn to us for their commercial real estate needs as well. It also opens many more doors for us and helps fulfill the total needs of our clients.” Located at 28 Division Street in Saratoga Springs, The Scott Varley Group, a boutique real estate firm, has been in business since 1989 with total sales exceeding a quarter billion dollars. In 2009, the Scott Varley Group produced $48 million in sales.

FingerPaint Marketing Welcomes New Emloyees FingerPaint Marketing, Inc., a fully integrated marketing and advertising agency, is pleased to announce the addition of several new staff members. Stephanie Brown joins FingerPaint in an interactive strategy role, responsible for helping clients navigate the digi-

tal landscape and understand emerging behaviors. Jack Hyndman, an award winning creative designer, joins FingerPaint from his own firm, Hyndman Design. For six years prior, he was with Palio Communications creating visual strategy and design integration across all agency brands. Hyndman has won numerous creative accolades including several Rx Club Awards, an Addy Award and an International Festivals Award. Anne Marie White joins FingerPaint as an account manager, drawing on her background with large consumer and business-to-business brands in a variety of industries including financial services, healthcare and industrial manufacturing. Carolyn Gay brings five years of media planning experience to FingerPaint, most recently serving as communications media supervisor at Mediacom in New York. Jennifer McKenna joins FingerPaint in a project management role, where she is responsible for the development, production and maintenance of various account projects.


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Blue Streaks’ Athletic Hall of Fame 2010 Bios continued from Page 5

Clayton Chubb

Clayton Chubb is honored for his years playing football, basketball and baseball at Saratoga Springs High School and decades of service as a coach, umpire, and a leader in booster clubs for several high school sports. Mr. Chubb started coaching Babe Ruth baseball in 1957, and continued with 30 years of coaching in Saratoga, He was previously honored by the City of Saratoga Springs for his many years of service to the community’s youth.

Richard Gibney

A 1962 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School, Gibney was an outstanding athlete, who played football, ran track and field and par-

ticipated on the wrestling team. After graduating he went on to wrestle for Springfield College for which he was named a New England Collegiate Champion. He later served as Associate Athletic Director at Syracuse University, and was honored as Coach of the Year for wrestling in 1969 at Boston University. Gibney passed away in 1986.

Cheri Goddard-Kenah A 1989 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School, Ms. GoddardKenah followed up her outstanding high school career in cross country and indoor and outdoor track with a handful of accolades during her years at Villanova University. She was the individual New York State champion for 3000 meters and participated on cross country teams that won state championships. Her cross country team at Villanova won four NCAA championships.

Victor Hazard

A 1936 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School, Mr. Hazard was an award-winning athlete who participated in track, basketball and football. He was selected as the basketball MVP in 1935 and was the leading scorer on the track team. At graduation, he held records in the high jump, broad jump and low hurdles. Mr. Hazard received a full scholarship to Colgate University. He passed away in 1992.

Tour. She was an LPGA Player of the Year and money winnings leader in 1992, and finished in the top 10 ten times from 1991 to 2001. Ms. Pepper was named All-American three times at Furman University, won the New York State Amateur (1981) and New York Junior Amateur (1981 and 1983) titles, was a member of the 1981 Junior World Cup team, and was low amateur at the 1984 U.S. Women’s Open.

Blasé Iuliano

Kailynee (Ross) Neverett

Mr. Iuliano was the legendary football coach at Saratoga Springs High School for 37 years, with an overall record of 223-113-7. He was named Coach of the Year eight times during his tenure, which included nine Super Bowl appearances, four Section II championships, four regional appearances and 18 titles and championships. One hundred and seventy-five of his players went on to play college football. Mr. Iuliano also served as Saratoga’s wrestling coach for 13 years. He graduated from Ithaca College in 1964 with six letters in football and wrestling. He retired as Saratoga’s football coach after the 2006 season, becoming assistant football coach at Union College. He was nominated to the Capital Regional Hall of Fame in 2010.

A 1995 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School, Ms. Neverett participated in soccer, basketball and lacrosse during her high school career. An outstanding lacrosse player, she was a first-team All-Star during all five years of playing, and served as captain during the 1993-5 seasons. In 1995, she was the high school’s first-ever All American in lacrosse. Ms. Neverett attended Old Dominion University in Virginia, where she led the lacrosse team with 42 goals in 1999.

John Traver

Dottie Pepper

where he was on the basketball, track, baseball and football teams, serving as captain of the latter two. He was a football coach at Ithaca College and Maine Maritime Academy. He was inducted into the Ithaca College and Maine Maritime Halls of Fame, and was a first draft choice for the Continental Football League.

Anthony Weaver A 1998 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School, Mr. Weaver followed his outstanding high school football career with a highly successful college program at Notre Dame and a career with the NFL. Mr. Weaver played for the Baltimore Ravens from 2002-5. From 2006-8, he played for the Houston Texans. While in high school, Mr. Weaver gained national recognition from USA Today, the Chicago Sun-Times, and The Sporting News.

Deshaya Williams

A golfing legend at Saratoga Springs High School who graduated in 1983, Ms. Pepper is the winner of 17 championships on the LPGA

A 1957 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School, Mr. Traver was an outstanding basketball player who scored 1,082 points during his high school career, earning a school record that wasn’t surpassed until 1973. Mr. Traver died in 2008. He was named to the New York State and Capital District Basketball Halls of Fame.

Len Tyler Mr. Tyler graduated in 1962 from Saratoga Springs High School,

Deshaya Williams, a 1998 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School, was a standout in indoor and outdoor track. She was a threetime All-American at Penn State and the NCAA Division 1 discus champion in 2003.



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Meghan D. Lemery LCSW-R As I got ready for the last BBQ of summer I opened my closet door pondering what to wear. The sweaters secretly tucked and folded on the left side of the top shelf seemed to be mocking me: “Here we come, time for fall, better bring me to the last BBQ of Summer 2010, Can’t you feel my chill in the air… SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY OVER.” I slammed the door in frustration. I knew what was coming next. It was the same dream every Labor Day since I can remember. The day is always sunny and crisp. I have my new backpack, sharpened pencils, pink planner with my name in fancy cursive and a secret stash of Hubba-Bubba bubble gum in the outside secret pocket of my trapper keeper. I have my father drop me off an entire block away from school, which doesn’t help because he beeps the entire way up the street shouting, “HAVE A GREAT DAY MIC-AMOG-MEG !!! BEEP BEEP TOOT TOOT.” Now I am the color of my new fancy pink planner; I slowly make the pilgrimage up the long walk to the big double doors that shout and

seem to dance in Broadway musical style, “WELCOME BACK!” I swear the W of the welcome has a top hat and cane every time. When I get to the guidance office to get my schedule the reply is always the same, “Excuse me dear, can you have a seat?” I watch the big white clock with black numbers tick away. The pretty lady at the front desk with her long fancy pink nails squints at her computer screen and starts to type with super power speed, “Ummm, I don’t know how to tell you this Miss Lemery, you failed all your exams last year. We don’t have your schedule and all your friends told me to tell you this “YOU ARE A LOSAHH...WELCOME BACK!” Whether you are starting kindergarten or your senior year, the backto-school feelings are all the same. The long lazy days of summer and fun come to a screeching end and reality sets in. Our minds race with the same thoughts over and over again..... Who will I sit with at lunch? What if I have no friends? What if I don’t fit in? What if I don’t get into college? What if I don’t make the team? What if I can’t open my locker? What if I fail? Listen closely: every single backto-school guy and gal has the same WHAT IF’s. The key to a mediocre year and a stellar year is what you do with all of your What If’s. The difference between an average year and a fantastic one is up to you! WHAT IF: YOU HAVE A GIFT?

What are you good at? Not sure? Here’s a hint- what comes naturally to you? What can you, and only you, do without effort? Art? Sports? Academics? Clubs? School politics? Make it a goal this school year to get involved in something you naturally shine at. Stop worrying about what everyone else thinks and work at taking the time to develop your gifts and talents. No matter who you are, where you live or where you come from, you are good at something. Embrace it, celebrate it and USE YOUR GIFT! WHAT IF YOU FAILAND THEN SUCCEED…. Eighth grade. I was good at politics. The sign-up sheet came across homeroom for school officers and I knew I was destined for presidency. Signed and sealed I set off, for what I was sure, would be a sweet and sure victory. A few days later friends crowded me in the halls, “Did you hear, are you still going to run?” The counts were in. I was running against THE MOST POPULAR GUY EVER. My friends, even teachers, tried to talk me out of it, but, dear hearts, I had a calling. No matter what, WHAT IF, I felt, I knew I had to do it. Speech day came and I promised a president of character, music in the cafeteria 24/7 and a school we could be proud of. I had found my calling, until he got onto the stage. He was the most popular, good looking guy in the school. He took the podium with his swagger and perfectly white teeth (I had braces) and swore that every pep rally would be the coolest ever, our

cafeteria would not only have music, but have a CD PLAYER where we could play whatever we wanted! And here dear friends was the ultimate coup de grace… his three best looking friends, took the stage in drag (dressed as super ultimate hot cheerleaders) and threw candy out into the audience. The votes were tallied and I lost. Horribly. Although til this day the school contends it was a close vote. So, here’s what happened: I ran for class president of the eighth grade, and though I couldn’t promise hot cheerleaders with candy, or a CD player in the cafeteria, I won. I should probably mention, no one ran against me, but the point is this, ‘If at First You Don’t Succeed, KEEP GOING! Remember this, the only failure is

in not trying. Whatever your gift is, it’s a learning process. Make a pact with yourself that each day you will walk the halls of your school confident each day, that no matter what happens, you will believe that YOU HAVE A GIFT, and when you are ready to share it, it will be PRICELESS. This year is YOUR YEAR. Make your mark on the world and make this year one of WHAT IF THIS IS THE BEST YEAR EVER! Wishing you a STELLAR year this year and always! SHINE BRIGHT! Ms. Lemery is a psychotherapist practicing in Queensbury and Saratoga Springs, NY. Please email topics of interest to


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FamiliesTODAY Cold and Flu Season by Melissa Downer Saratoga TODAY Heading back to school means a lot of things to both children and their parents: independence, homework and shorter days; but no one can leave out the seasonal illness that comes with going back to school. Though the common cold and the flu are two different viruses, they are spread the same way. According to Registered Nurse Colleen

Shamberger, a nurse at Maple Avenue Middle School, both cold and flu germs are spread through the air, leaving everyone susceptible. To avoid spreading the virus, Shamberger said that washing hands frequently is the best way to go. “Everyone, especially schoolaged children, should wash their hands. Singing the “happy birthday song” twice is a fun way for children to wash their hands while ensuring that they are getting the maximum benefit,” she said. She added that while most chil-

“Everyone, especially school-aged children, should wash their hands. Singing the “happy birthday song” twice is a fun way for children to wash their hands while ensuring that they are getting the maximum benefit.” Colleen Shamberger, RN Maple Avenue Middle School

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ture,” Shamberger said. The differences between the cold and the flu are: The common cold is associated with the nose and throat. There will be more sneezing or stuffiness in the nose and this could also accompany a sore or raw throat. A low fever could also be present, but is not always the case. The flu is a strain of the influenza virus and creates a fever, usually of more than 101 degrees. The flu will also create all-over body aches and could cause stuffiness of the nose. The flu can be treated by using an Ibuprofen-based pain reliever, as Ibuprofen is known to reduce fevers.

The cold can be treated with childrens’ over-the-counter cold medicines, but parents should consult with their pediatrician before administering any medications. “All medications come with side effects as well, so be sure to look at labels,” Shamberger said. If a fever lasts more than 48 hours, parents should seek help for their child, she added. Plenty of rest is always needed as well, as a worndown body is more susceptible to illness, Shamberger said. For more information on medications to treat the cold or the flu, or to learn more, Shamberger said to visit



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Ask the Financial Expert by John D. Fox, CFA Saratoga TODAY The writer is the Director of Research at Fenimore Asset Management in Cobleskill.


How can we make money in stocks with forecasts for slow growth in the U.S. economy? Buy companies with financial strength. Financially strong companies can perform above average in poor economic periods. I like investing in businesses with low levels of leverage and significant cash generation because they can use these strengths in any economic environment. As demonstrated in the recent downturn, companies with these characteristics performed relatively well. During calendar 2009, all but one of the businesses in Fenimore portfolios reported positive earnings per share; they made a profit and some performed very well. I feel this trend may continue throughout 2010. Here are just two examples of companies with financial wherewithal that took advantage of the economic duress to grow their businesses: Bed Bath & Beyond capitalized on the demise of its most aggressive competitor, continues to open new stores, and has a record $1.8 billion in cash on the balance sheet. Brookfield Asset Management seized the opportunity of depressed asset prices worldwide and expanded its holdings in vital railroads, ports, and real estate. These assets will add to the long-term intrinsic value of Brookfield’s shares. A company that generates free cash flow can increase shareholder value in slow economic environments through the wise use of its cash reserves. It can expand the business, reduce debt, pay dividends, or repurchase its stock. All of these actions can increase the intrinsic value per share of stock even if the economy idles. Consider one of Fenimore’s holdings John Wiley & Sons. We first purchased John Wiley in the summer of 2002 at a price of


approximately $24 per share. Perennially, management tells investors to expect sales to grow in the mid-single digits – certainly not astounding growth. But Wiley generated large amounts of cash which it used to make two significant acquisitions, repurchase stock, and increase its dividend annually. As a result of these actions, Wiley returned roughly 7.3 percent (share appreciation and dividends) annualized from our original purchase. Comparatively, the S&P 500 Index returned an annualized 2.5 percent while real GDP experienced annualized growth of just 1.7 percent during the same eight year period from the summer of 2002 to 2010. Is this time different? I am cognizant that certain economic indicators (not all) are weakening. To some extent this has already been acknowledged by the “correction” of the stock market in the latter half of the second quarter into Bear Market territory. However, I know that Bear Markets are followed by Bull Markets and the typical Bull Market is longer in duration and appreciates more than the declines experienced in down markets. I also understand that many feel that, “This time it’s different.” However, remember that virtually all market corrections have been preceded by “different” economic and financial variables. Despite the

differences in crises, they all tend to exhibit commonalties: investor confidence and faith in “the system” are shaken and need to be restored; the government typically steps in to make sure the event “will never happen again” and enacts new legislation; and the media sensationalizes the bad news. Focus on the Finish Line

My focus remains on investing in good businesses with honest and capable management that generate more cash than they need for their operations. I look for durable, competitive advantages that are strengthened over time. Investing in businesses that have promising long-term growth potential is the best hedge against unknowable outcomes and a proven strategy to

endure a difficult economic environment. Fenimore Asset Management, Inc. (Fenimore) is the investment advisor to FAM Funds ? the FAM Value Fund and the FAM EquityIncome Fund. Fenimore is an independent investment advisory firm located in Cobleskill, NY and has been hand-selecting investments for almost four decades.

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You are the company you keep Meghan D. Lemery LCSW-R

“He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm” Proverbs 16:7 We’ve all heard the expression “You are What You Eat,” but perhaps one of the most important expressions we need to ponder is: “You are the company you keep.” Who we spend our time with can influence our mood, career success, relationships and finances. A recent Harvard study pointed out that simply hanging around a friend who is going through a divorce can nega-

tively influence your own marriage. I am not knocking spending time with anyone who is going through a divorce, rather, “misery loves company” and if you choose to hang out with miserable, negative, selfdestructive people, watch out: their bad habits are contagious. Have you ever noticed that when you go to dinner with a couple who are happy, affectionate and loving toward one another it puts you in a better, more romantic, lighthearted mood? Likewise, if you spend all your time with the Bickerson’s, or the couple that flirt with everyone in the restaurant EXCEPT each other, you feel more irritable, frustrated and more likely to pick a fight with your spouse! It seems common sense that we should know better than to keep company with people who have a negative influence on us, but the truth is, many of us tend to be extremely lazy when it comes to having boundaries about the company we keep. We tend to convince

ourselves that hanging out with the “wrong” crowd is harmless and let’s face it, sometimes fun. This seemingly harmless choice to hang with the wrong crowd is often a slow subtle decline. Say for example you are relatively happy in your marriage, but your colleague at work is less than thrilled in their relationship. Soon you’re going to Happy Hours to keep your friend company and what starts out as being “social” and helping your poor miserable friend out, subtly turns into something more toxic; you begin to find yourself casually talking to the opposite sex, or comparing the people you meet to your spouse. Soon innocent fun has spiraled out of control faster than you ever imagined and, Voila, you’ve been slimed by someone’s else’s unfortunate circumstances that have subtly become your own. Don’t wait for your life to get out of control: take the time to sit down and ponder the company you keep. Do you walk with the wise, or a companion of fools?

A good measuring stick to sort out who is good for you and who you need to let go of is how you feel after spending time with the person. If you feel lighthearted, inspired and motivated, chances are this is someone you want to keep in your life. Likewise, if you feel drained, irritable and negative, RUN FORREST RUN! Anyone who drains your energy or spills their toxicity out like the swine flu needs to be dumped like a hot potato. Just like cleaning out your closets at the start of a new season, it is equally important to evaluate your choice in friends. Sometimes we fail to recognize that we have outgrown certain friendships that we may have had from junior high or college. Any thing, person or place that inhibits your growth and evolution as a person is never worth holding on to for the sake of loyalty or length of years. If it’s time for you to dump some toxic people from your life, no need to send them a power point presentation with your reasons for letting

go (or a copy of this article). Likewise, no need to tell everyone in your social circle that you won’t be going to dinner with the Bickerson’s anymore. Simply make a personal choice to surround yourself with the good and protect yourself from the negative energy drainers. Often the best example we can offer for growth and positive choices is to lead by example. Once you have decided to clean out your closet of toxicity, propose to spend time with individuals, couples, families and friends that inspire you to grow and evolve. Think about the people you admire and make an effort to spend time with them. Take note of people who are full of peace, joy and light. Equally important, take note of the people who are mean-spirited, moody or toxic. As the summer season comes to an end and we enter into the start of fall, clean your closet out of toxic, negative influences in your life. Be choosy about who you spend your time with and who you are willing to give your energy to; after all, your time and energy are precious! Choose to walk with the wise and let the companion of fools go! Wishing you wise, positive, healthy, fulfilling relationships today and always! Ms. Lemery is a psychotherapist practicing in Queensbury and Saratoga Springs, N.Y.



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Backpack Safety by James Markwica, MS PT Saratoga TODAY With this week marking the beginning of another school year comes the all-important decision of which backpack to buy. School children today have the tremendous benefits of an astounding variety of classes and curriculum, but for some, this may come with the price of physical pain. More than 40 million students carry backpacks in America today. Many of these same students carry their backpacks overloaded or improperly resulting in a variety of injuries including neck pain, muscle spasms, ting l i n g hands,

headaches and lower back pain. This pain may result in the increasing possibility of damage in posture and development of the spine. In 2000 the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported nearly 13,000 children were seen in emergency rooms for backpack-related injuries.

A s parents there are a number of important issues you need to know in order to prevent backpack injury and promote spinal health. When choosing a new backpack, it’s recommended you select ergonomically designed features that enhance safety and comfort. Picking the Backpack: Here are 7 tips on choosing the best pack for your child. 1.A padded backpack will minimize direct pressure on the back. 2.Wide padded shoulder straps will not hinder circulation to the arms (which may cause numbness and tingling). 3. Waist and chest belts to transfer

some weight from the back and shoulders to the trunk and pelvis 4.Multiple compartments to better distribute the weight in the backpack 5. Reflective material to enhance visibility at night 6. Lightweight backpack 7. Correct size selection of the pack is important as packs come in different sizes for different aged children Loading the Backpack: Follow these simple rules. 1.15 percent Maximum Weight: This means a child who weighs 100 pounds shouldn’t wear a loaded school backpack heavier than 15 pounds. 2.Load heaviest items closest to the child’s back. 3.Arrange books and materials securely. 4.Pack only necessary items that you will need for that particular school day. 5. If the backpack is too heavy, consider using a book bag on wheels. Wearing the Backpack: 1.Wear both straps: By wearing two shoulder straps, the weight of the backpack is better distributed, and a well-aligned symmetrical posture is promoted. 2.Tighten the straps: Adjust the shoulder straps so that the pack fits snugly to the child’s back while still allowing the pack to be put on and taken off easily. A pack that hangs loosely from the back can pull the child backwards and strain muscles. 3. Put on and remove backpacks carefully. Keep the trunk of your body stable and avoid excessive twisting. 4.Wear the backpack over the strongest mid-back muscles. Pay close attention to the way the backpack is positioned on the back. It should rest evenly in the middle of the back near the child’s center of gravity and should not extend below the belt more than a couple of inches. 5. Lift properly - using your legs and both hands applying one strap and then the other 6. Encourage activity. Children who are active tend to have

better muscle flexibility and strength which makes it easier to carry a backpack. Once you have taken the proper steps in choosing, packing and wearing the backpack, the ongoing assessment of your effort begins. It is extremely important to encourage your child or teenager to tell you about pain or discomfort that may be caused by a heavy backpack. Don’t ignore any back pain. If necessary, talk to your child and teachers to ensure that what your child is hauling back and forth to school is truly what is necessary. It may also be necessary to explain to your child that the schedule usually allows students to stop at their lockers throughout the day, thus giving them time to unload and reload the necessary books and supplies. If all else fails, one may always consider buying a second set of textbooks for your student to keep at home. As this may seem unrealistic, it is a very simple solution for a child with

significant pain. If you or someone you know suffers from pain as described above, it is ill-advised to begin a new exercise program without consulting first with your physician, a physical therapist, certified athletic trainer, chiropractor, physiatrist or other spine specialist who regularly treats back pain. It is important to first get an accurate diagnosis for the cause of pain, as the specific exercises recommended will depend on the cause. If you would like to consult a physical therapist about an ergonomic evaluation, contact your local physical therapy clinic. James Markwica, MS PT is a New York State Licensed Physical Therapist at LaMarco Physical Therapy, 417 Geyser Road in Ballston Spa. For questions or follow-up, contact James at 587-3256 or online at

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Friday, September 11, 2010


Band of brothers Kate Towne Sherwin Saratoga SAHM I’m writing this before school has begun again, and marveling at how the kids have changed in the two months since school ended. The biggest change in Thomas and Gabe is height: they’ve both grown a half inch since the end of June (according to the doorway where I label each height mark with name and date), with Gabe now taller than Thomas was at this age, and Thomas’ halfinch growth spurt occurring overnight after he’d had three helpings of dinner the night before (which he never does) and after he’d slept an hour later than usual and had to be awakened by me (which he also never does). Xavier’s not an infant anymore, now that he’s a whopping six months old, and just today I got the first pic-

tures of him up on his hands and knees, rocking a little, testing out his strength and ability; pretty soon he’ll be scooting around the room and the peaceful phase of immobile babyhood will be over. I don’t see any teeth yet but he’s chewing and drooling like crazy, and he’s starting to think solid food isn’t as bad as he’d previously thought. But the boy that’s really got me noticing his growing up is Johnny. He turned two in June, and while he has his difficult moments / hours / days (he’s absolutely perfected the screamat-the-top-of-his-lungs tantrum), he’s also growing, quickly and decidedly, out of toddlerhood and into bigger childhood. One of my favorite new things about him is how much he watches, emulates, and adores his big brothers. Recently, I put a white undershirt on John for the first time, and he looked down at the shirt and then at me, smiled hugely, patted his shirt, and said, “Like Tommy!” Another time, I suggested to Thomas that he might read Johnny a book, and John scrambled up next to him on the chair and would have sat there all day with Thomas, examining the pages with him and listening to the story. To

John, Thomas definitely seems to be the all-knowing, ever-wise oldest brother. As for John’s relationship with Gabe, it seems he’s made it his life’s goal to imitate every single thing Gabe does, for better and for worse. For worse includes all the ways Gabe gets himself (and now John too) into trouble. Recently Gabe poked me roughly in the arm, and was reprimanded for it. Not two seconds later, Johnny stopped whatever he was playing at across the room and came over and poked me in the arm too. Gabe has always liked to burst out in impromptu yells, which always startle me into immediate annoyance and make the baby jump and generally shake everyone up, and now John does it too, every time Gabe does. Sometimes when Gabe’s in a fit of impertinence he’ll stick his tongue out and spit (“raspberry” is too sweet a word for what he does), and now, wouldn’t you know, John does it too, every single time Gabe does. “Gabe!” I’ve said to him all summer, “You have to set a better example for your little brother! He doesn’t understand as well as you do how to behave!” We have yet to make any progress. On the upside, some of Johnny’s cutest moments this summer have come from his imitation of Gabe (who’s pretty cute himself to begin with). “Geez!” Gabe said recently,

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Gabe loves taking care of his baby brother too! which made me laugh out loud — I’d never heard him say it, and he sounded so grown up to me. “Gee!” John repeated, right away, without skipping a beat. “Where’s Steve?” Gabe asked me recently. “You mean Dad?” I said, to which Gabe responded, “I call him Steve because I’m too tired.” John watched this interaction intently, and didn’t even wait for me to burst out laughing before he started walking around the room saying, “Where ‘Teve?” And the other night, John wanted to sit right next to Gabe on the bench by the campfire, and the two of them laughed and teased each other for the longest time. It was the cutest thing, seeing Gabe and John next to each other on the little bench, like friends. I’m so used to seeing Thomas and Gabe pal around together; this

new dynamic of Gabe and John is fun to watch develop. With Thomas off to first grade this year, Gabe and John will have even more time together. Gabe will be at school three mornings a week as well, which will let John work on his big brother skills with Xavey, who’s never happier than when his brothers are nearby. They’re such a band of brothers, these little men of mine; I feel like giving them each other is the best thing we’ve ever done. Kate Towne Sherwin is a stay-athome mom (SAHM) living in Saratoga Springs with her husband, Steve, and their sons Thomas (5), Gabriel (4), John Dominic (2), and Xavier (6 months). She can be reached at

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John is always interested in what Thomas is up to.



Friday, September 10, 2010

The Famous Farmers’ Market Finkle Family Pickle Recipe

Suzanne Voigt Farmer’s Market

From the kitchen of Larry Finkle, taken from the original by Shirley Finkle, from Bertha Finkle This is my fifth season at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market and for all five years I have heard the rumors of Larry Finkle’s amazing pickle recipe. I heard it was supposed to work with any pickle, be simple and oh, so good. Well, last Saturday at the market shed, surprises of surprises, Larry Finkle appeared, introduced himself and gave me a copy of THE great family pickle recipe!! I was so excited to try the recipe that, upon getting home, I harvested my remaining cucumbers. I separated out the small pickling cukes in hopes for some real crisp pickles. (I like crunchy pickles that only these small varieties can produce and which you never find storebought). The remainder I cut to fit into the glass quart jars. (I think it will be interesting to see the actual differences the cucumber sizes and types make in the pickle produced). I made a total of 8 jars. Not a lot, but this recipe is so easy and versatile, you don’t have to do it with tons of product to make it worth your while. It only took a total of one hour from harvest to finish – the hardest part being cleaning and fitting the cucumbers into the jars! I love that it requires no hot canning and there is almost no mess. The only drawback I see is waiting the 2 weeks to sample the goodies!

Ingredients Distilled water (imperative) – one gallon for every four quarts of product Kosher salt

Clean quart canning jars with lids Lots of fresh cucumber – any style, washed thoroughly Fresh garlic Fresh dill Pickling spice Thin hot peppers (makes the pickles have a bit of a “kick”)

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Directions 1. Take one-gallon container of distilled water, take out 1 cup an mix in 3/4 to 1 cup of kosher salt (don’t use less than 3/4 cup of salt). 2. Place cukes in quart canning jars making sure they are well packed. You can cut them to fit the jars – better to leave whole as much as possible and pack tight. 3. Place one or two cloves of garlic, a sprig of dill, a tsp. of pickling spice and a hot pepper into the jar with the cucumbers. 4.Pour the cold distilled water-salt mixture into the jars making sure cukes are covered, yet leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch of headroom. 5. Seal jars, wait at least 2 weeks, and then start enjoying some good eating. Note: you will have some “bubbling” when you first open the jars in the first month, but this is normal as the pickles are still fermenting. According to Larry, the pickles can be stored, unopened, for over a year and still taste good! Always refrigerate after opening.

by Jodie Fitz for Saratoga TODAY Now that my kids are getting older they head straight for the pantry after school and begin to pull out their favorites. For some reason I think they like to hear my voice, because they always get the same response and it’s something along the lines of, ‘So exactly how many fruits and vegetables have you had today?’ They count and with no surprise, I typically re-direct them to a new choice by listing off the healthier options that are available. Balancing the fruits and vegetables is a challenge on any given day. Just when I thought we had the summer groove in place, the school year has arrived, and a whole new jive of juggling the meal plan begins. It takes constant counting and planning to make certain that kids have all of the required servings in a day. And, just like any other family, some days are better than others in our household. I am constantly trying new combinations of foods to keep in step with a busy schedule and varying taste buds. Some days they don’t mind simply eating a piece of fruit, but there are other days that they are looking for a little change in the flavor. Here is one of our favorite ways to eat a banana, which the mom in me loves because

a banana is really two servings of fruit.

Nutty Banana’s 1 medium banana 2 tablespoons Price Chopper peanut butter 2 tablespoons Price Chopper Nutty nut cereal 1 tablespoon Price Chopper honey 1/2 teaspoon Price Chopper cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon Price Chopper vanilla extract Stir the peanut butter, honey, cin-

namon and vanilla extract together. Peel the banana and set it on a plate. Spread half of the mixture onto one side of the banana and sprinkle with one tablespoon of the nutty nut cereal. Flip the banana over and spread the remainder of the peanut butter mixture and top with one tablespoon of nutty nut cereals. Slice and serve. Note: Substitute apple slices in place of the banana. Jodie Fitz is the creator and personality of the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club, author of ‘Thumbs Up to Kids Cooking’ and several monthly columns, wife and mother of three.

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For seniors, “learning is the spirit of life” by Yael Goldman Saratoga TODAY No one is ever too old to learn something new. In fact, many seniors and early retirees take advantage of their free time and clear-mindedness by enrolling in interesting classes, taking on hobbies and engaging themselves in something entirely new. Forty years ago, seniors pretty much worked their entire lives; the retirement age was 68 and the average life expectancy was just a little higher. Currently, a much different picture is presented. Whether it is the down economy, medical advancements, a healthier lifestyle, or a mix of multiple factors, people are now retiring earlier and living longer than ever before. As the elderly population expands, various organizations and schools throughout Saratoga County that offer programs for continuing education may see an increase in senior enrollment. One example is Saratoga Springs City School District's Continuing Education program, which offers a wonderful array of courses and seminars for students of all ages. Although the classes offered are open to almost anyone, they can present a whole host of opportuni-

ties for seniors and recently retired persons looking to expand their knowledge and their horizons. Labeled with the fitting phrase "Learning is the Spirit of Life," the recently released Saratoga Springs Fall 2010 course booklet lists a wide selection of interesting courses that are ideal for seniors. Interesting course offerings include: furniture restoration, watercolor painting, language courses (Italian, French, Russian I, Spanish), a variety of dancing classes, tai chi, stained glass, writing, and even fitness courses such as yoga, Zumba and volleyball. Plus many, many more. To obtain a copy of the full class schedule, call the Continuing Education Office at (518) 5834782. Beginning the week of September 20, most classes will meet for a seven-week period thereafter, typically one night per week at the Maple Avenue Middle School or in the High School, unless otherwise noted. Classes are open to both residents and non-residents of Saratoga Springs; however, students from out of town will be charged a cost-differential of $3 per course. Prospective students have a few options for signing up for courses: they can pre-register by mail or in person. Those who choose to regis-

ter early will save $2 per course, with certain restrictions. You can pre-register in person at the Wilton Mall, near the inside mall entrance to the Food Court, on Friday, September 10 from 3:30 to 8 p.m., on Saturday, September 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, September 12 from noon to 3 p.m. Registration in person will also take place September 8 through November 18, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. in the Continuing Education Office located at 3 Blue Streak Blvd. Continuing education is also a part of college and university campuses nationwide. Higher education establishments, like Skidmore College located in Saratoga Springs are realizing the zeal seniors have toward continuing education. The local College offers a program called "Liberal Studies for Mature Learners," a weekly lecture series offered to people ages 55 and older for seven weeks in the fall. Area seniors are invited to take part in these lectures and discussions, which are led by Skidmore Faculty, to engage themselves in a lively and thought-provoking environment. The lectures cover a wide range of issues in the humanities, arts, natural and social sciences, mixing contemporary with historical.

The 2010 program dates are as follows: Tuesday sessions on October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 9, 16; or Thursday sessions on October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 11, 18. Each liberal studies program will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a morning reception, followed by the lecture series from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For further information about Skidmore's Liberal Studies for Mature Learners Program, call (518) 5805590 or visit While some adult students looking for a degree will matriculate right into regular classes, others may just want sit in on courses and enjoy the learning atmosphere without the regular academic pressures. Those interested in auditing classes should contact their community’s higher education establishment and inquire about this option. Not all schools will allow seniors to simply sit-in, but you won't know unless you ask! It's known that diversity in the classroom enhances the learning experience for students, which is why older students can bring life experiences and a new form of richness into the mix variety. So, there’s no reason for seniors to be

apprehensive about stepping back into the classroom and mixing with a younger crowd. Ballston Spa Central School District also offerscommunity education programs throughout the year. Currently listed on their website is a schedule of exciting athletic offerings for adults looking to get fit. Community members can choose between co-ed volley ball, which meets Monday evenings from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Middle School Gym; co-ed soccer, which meets at the same time on Monday evenings in the High School Gym; men’s basketball, which meets Wednesday evenings from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Middle School Gym. This selection also includes a “walk about program,” which provides a safe, indoor walking course for those interested in low impact fitness activity. The program is on Thursday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. when school is in session. Those interested in taking advantage of these exciting, athletic offerings must pre-register by printing out and bringing in an online form or by calling the District Office at (518) 884-7195, extension 329. These local programs are just a few examples among the countless educational opportunities available for seniors. So, be creative: think of ways to spread your wings and keep on growing; ask questions and contact your local community center and school districts to see what else is out there. Age truly doesn’t matter. -Metro contributed to this piece



Friday, September 10, 2010

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Malta Community Day has patriotic theme by Yael Goldman Saratoga TODAY Don’t forget to attend the 22nd Annual Malta Community Day celebration on Saturday, September 11! The Town set the festivities on “Patriot Day 2010” to combine the community’s efforts to commemorate 9/11 and acknowledge the service and sacrifice of military and public servants with a celebration of Malta and all it has to offer. The day’s events commence on Saturday morning with the inaugural Malta Business and Professional Association 5K Race. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the HVCC TEC SMART building in the Saratoga Technology and Energy Park, the 5K race will bring early morning runners through the Luther Forest Technology Campus. The fee for registering the morning of the race is $25, and all proceeds will benefit the Saratoga County Rural Preservation Company, Malta Ambulance Crops, Round Lake Fire Department and Malta Ridge Fire Department. Post race, the official celebration will kick off with the second annual Veteran’s Parade at 10 a.m., starting the fun-filled community-wide festivities with a tribute to those who have fought for our country. The parade will begin at the Malta Community Center and travel down Route 9, pausing for a brief moment at the Town Complex for a ceremony at the Veteran’s Memorial site, and continuing toward Malta Commons on Route 67. Following the Veteran’s Parade, the community is invited to continue the fun and patriotism at the gazebo area on Route 9, located on the grounds of the Shops of Malta and the Town Complex. The day’s events include: static aircraft and other military and emergency vehicle displays hosted by the Town of Malta, a rock wall sponsored by the Counterdrug Program, entertainment, profit and not for profit booths, food, bounce houses, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, games, balloon sculptures, Tae Kwon Do demonstrations, and many other fun and exciting family-friendly activities. This year’s event will also feature “Spotlight on Malta 2010,” an incredible showcase of local talent. The community is invited to sit back and

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Kid-friendly games and activities are just a small part of what’s in store this weekend. photo provided

enjoy the live entertainment as area singers, dancers and other variety acts will perform their talents on stage at 3 p.m. Also added into the mix is a Scarecrow Decorating Contest, perfectly suited for an early fall celebration. Held on the grassy area between the corner of Route 67 and Route 9 and the Malta Town Hall, the contest will be located under the trees near the rotary. This year’s theme is “Lights, Cameras, Action, Scarecrow” – participants will choose a favorite character or scene from a movie, television show or Broadway play and bring them to life in scarecrow form. Only one entry is permitted per household, business or group, and all displays must be able to sit or stand on their own props within an area of five square feet. As done in previous years, awards will be given to the top three creations; however, the 2010 competition includes a new award: ‘The Crow Award,” which is the Town’s version of an Oscar, to commend the scarecrow entry that best reflects this year’s theme. Lastly, Saturday’s jam-packed schedule also features a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 100 Acre

Woods located on the Luther Forest Technology Campus at noon. The ceremony will be held at the Luther Forest Boulevard Trail Head. “Luther Forest Technology Campus Economic Development Corporation (LFTCEDC) is pleased to dedicate to the public 109 acres of our forest campus for the enjoyment of nature. The woods consist of large oak, maple, cherry and pine trees, a brook, 2.5 miles of bark-chip trails, ten stone benches and 2 rustic bridges,” Mike Relyea, President of Luther Forest Technology Campus said Free parking will be available for the Community Day festivities at Malta Commons, and small parking areas on Stonebreak Road Extension and Luther Forest Boulevard for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. A shuttle bus will also be available throughout the day. For those who do not plan on attending, the Town is urging residents to keep in mind that there will be road closures. For more information, visit the Town of Malta website:

The 2009 Malta Community Day featured the first Veteran’s Parade - a patriotic tradition that will kick off this weekend’s celebration and continue for years to come. This year will also include the first annual 5K run, sponsored by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association. All proceeds will go toward the Saratoga County Rural Preservation Company, Malta Ambulance Crops, Round Lake Fire Department and Malta Ridge Fire Department.



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10 - Sept. 16 events

Friday and Saturday Garage Sale 247 Hayes Rd. Grangerville. From 9 am to 4 pm, this sale benefits the Old Saratoga Reformed Church. Furniture, linens, toys… This is not to be missed!

Friday, September 10 Saratoga Film Forum Arts Center, 320 Broadway. “Joan Rivers, A Piece of Work” will be showing at 7:30 p.m. General admission $7, Members $5, and students with ID $5.

Saturday, September 11 Saratoga Springs Farmers’ Market Saratoga’s premier market, featuring meats, local produce, eggs, soaps, seasonal items and more. Wednesdays, 3 to 6 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. High Rock Park, High Rock Avenue, Saratoga.

Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market The Ballston Spa Farmers Market will now be open from 9 am until 1 pm on Saturday mornings. The market is also open every Thursday 3-6 pm. The outdoor market is located in Wiswall Park, at the corner of Front Street and Low Street and runs until September 30th. For more information on the Farmers’ Market, please contact 8852772 or visit their website

Defensive Driving Course First Baptist Church, 45 Washington St, Saratoga Springs From 9 am to 3 pm, this class will allow you to save 10% on your auto insurance for 3 years and take up to 4 points off your driving

record. $35. Please call Ray at 286-3788 to register.

Malta Military Appreciation and Community Day The event will be held at the gazebo area on the corner of Route 9 and 67, along Kendall Way and at the Town Complex. The Malta Veterans Parade will kick the event off at 10:00 a.m. on Route 9 at Bayberry Dr and proceed to Blacksmith Dr. Following the parade there will be exhibits, vendors and performances set up in the accessible areas of the downtown and inside Town Hall that will run through the afternoon. Public parking will be available at Malta Commons. A shuttle bus will be available, free of charge from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Malta 5K Join us at 8:30 am for a run through the Luther Forest Technology Campus. Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Saratoga County Rural Preservation Company in support of their work with veterans in our community. The remaining half will be donated equally to the Malta emergency services. For more information please visit

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

Saturday and Sunday Town of Greenfield Townwide Garage Sale & More From 9 am to 5 pm. Events at the Traffic Light will Include: Food Concession Stand by the Town of Greenfield Lions Club, Fine Crafters and Vendors, A Silent Auction/ Chinese Auction by the Greenfield Community & Business Association and a Bake Sale by Hometown Crafters 4H Club.

Sunday, September 12 Ox Baker Appearance

Pro-Wrestling legend and actor Ox Baker will be appearing in Greenfield on Sept. 12 as a benefit for Estherville Animal Shelter. Estherville is a no kill, not for profit shelter. Ox, who has been in films with Jackie Chan and Kurt Russell, will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. On Sept. 12 he will be at the animal shelter on Russell Rd. from 11 am to 3 pm.

Bounce Back to Church Sunday First Presbyterian Church, 22 West High Street, Ballston Spa. The program includes: 10:00 am worship service; children’s program and nursery care; cookout and children’s games including a bouncy bounce; a mission and ministry fair. All are invited, including people who are curious about the Christian faith, searching for meaning and purpose in your life, or seeking a church home. For more information, call 8855583 or visit .

Breakfast Buffet at the VFW Gurtler Bros. VFW Post 420, 190 Excelsior Ave Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Join us in this delicious all you can eat breakfast buffet from 8 to 11 a.m. $6/Adults, $5/Seniors & Military, $5/Children ages 5-12. Take out available.

Summer Sunday Strolls “Pay Your Respects: Gideon Putnam Cemetery,” Franklin Street Entrance, with docent Mary-Jane Pelzer. 10:30 a.m. Reservations are encouraged, but not necessary. For more information or to make reservations, please call the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation (518) 587-5030. Cost: $5.00 per person, or buy 4 tickets and get one free.

Saratoga Film Forum Arts Center, 320 Broadway. “Joan Rivers, A Piece of Work” will be showing at 7 p.m. General admission $7, Members $5, and students with ID $5.

Monday, September 13 Retired teachers meeting The Saratoga Springs Retired Teachers Association will hold its monthly meeting at 12 noon at Longfellow’s Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs. The group is open to retired edu-


Friday, September 10, 2010 cators who taught in and/or live in Saratoga County. For new member information and luncheon reservations, call (518) 587-5356.

Thorofan Monthly Meeting The September ThoroFan Saratoga Chapter Monthly meeting will be held at 6 pm at Sperry’s Restaurant in the private back room. The meeting will feature a presentation by local Saratoga trainer H. James Bond followed by a lively Q&A session. The event is open to ThoroFan members and the public. Sperry’s will provide a Chef Dale Miller special three course $25 prix fixe dinner. See Call Bob Giordano (518 527 1496) or Kathleen Monaco (518 792 1642) for info and reservations. Walk-ins are welcome on a space available basis.


Book Club Malta Branch Library, 1 Bayberry Dr. The Tuesday Evening Book Club, beginning at 7 pm, moderated by Charlene Durham, will be reading Olive Kitteridge, a novel by Elizabeth Strout. If you would like to join us, call the Malta Branch of the Library at 682-2495 and we will order a copy of our current book for you.

Thursday, September 16 Books and Tea Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St. Books and Tea, the Library's Reading Group meets at 3:30 pm in the Susman Room to discuss Olive Kitteridge, a novel by Elizabeth Strout. This program is free and open to the public. New members are always welcome.

Community Bingo at Elks An evening of fun for old and young, every Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. Refreshments available. SaratogaWilton Elks Club, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga. (518) 584-2585.

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

Storytelling Open-Mic Café Lena, 47 Phila St, Saratoga Springs. Beginning at 7 pm, September’s featured teller is 87year-old Betty McCanty. A local treasure—a mother of eight, grandmother, and great-grandmother—and a professional storyteller with 25 years of experience telling tall tales of the Adirondacks, folk tales, and more. New storytellers are always welcome. $3.00. Coffee or tea $1.00. For more info call 587-4536.

Tuesday, September 14 Tuesday For Tots Children’s Museum at Saratoga, 69 Caroline St. This is a special time for our littlest visitors! Drop in anytime between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm for crafts, play dough, games and friends! Today's theme is On the Farm. Free with Museum admission.

To have your event listed, contact Kim Beatty at kbeatty@saratoga before Monday at 5 p.m. for Friday publication.

Upcoming Genealogy and Local History Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet on Saturday, September 18 at 1pm at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylervillle. Charlie King, a Heritage Hunters member, will explain the process he used to write a family history “The King/LeRoy Family of Quebec and New England,” self-published in 2010. Meeting is free and open to the public. For info, call 587-2978.

Open House and Yard Sale 51 Church St., Schuylerville Hosted by the United Methodist Church on September 18 from 11 am to 4 pm. The day’s events are free and include food, bounce house, games and crafts. Second Chance will perform from 1 to 2 pm. For more info call 695-4202.

American Movie Club Friday, September 17 at 5:30pm at Clark House, Round Lake Library Please join us for a pot luck supper and a viewing and discussion of the classic film Inherit the Wind, starring Spencer Tracy. This film centers around the banning of Charles Darwin’s On The Origin of the Species—a perfect kickoff to our celebration of Banned Book Week. Bring a dish to share—we’ll supply the drinks, plates, and utensils. Every month, The American Movie Club gathers to view and discuss a great film related to American history, American culture, or the American experience.



Friday, September 10, 2010

local briefs Book Bag Shop Sale The Book Bag Shop, located in the Saratoga Springs Public Library at 49 Henry St, will hold a 50% off sale on all items in the shop from Sunday, September 12 through Sunday, September 19 during regular shop hours. A special Advantage Day for Friends' members will be held Saturday, September 11, from 10-4.

Builders Surplus Sale The Capital Region Builders and Remodelers Association (CRBRA) will hold its first annual Builder’s Surplus Tent Sale on September 18 from 9 am to 2 pm and September 19 from 10 am to 2 pm in the CRBRA parking lot at 1202 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham. The sale will include all types of surplus building supplies including windows, doors, millwork, lumber, hardware, plumbing materials and more. The proceeds will go toward the CRBRA’s Green Resource Group to fund future events and programs to help educate our members and general consumers. Overstocked items will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity Resale store.

Senior Center September Events 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs Wellness Wheel of Knowledge – Nutrition Myth Busters on September 10 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm Grandparent Weekend Intergenerational art workshops on September 11 and 12 from 10 am to Noon and 1 to 3 pm Autumn Ceramic Workshops for seniors and a young friend. All supplies provided, sign-ups required, cost is $5.00/senior & friend. Call 5841621. Art Across the Ages – A series of five intergenerational workshops for seniors and young friends. Empowering the dragon within – silk painting workshop, September 12 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Cost is $5.00/senior & young friend. Fabric workshop on Kuna Indian Molas, September 22 from 3:30pm5:00pm and September 29, 3:30pm5:00pm:. We’ll make a wall hanging to be displayed publicly; cost is $5.00/person for both classes. You’ll need to attend both workshops to complete your project. Defensive Driving September 14 and 15 8 am-12 pm $12.00/ AARP Members, $14.00/non-members. Call 584-1621, pre-registration required.

Grants to You Offers Grant Proposal Writing Class Grants to You, a local non-profit

organization, teaches community volunteers how to write grant proposals for local non-profits at no charge. Volunteers affiliated with a Saratoga County non-profit take a 10-hour class taught by a qualified instructor to learn how to research, budget and write grant proposals. The class is Friday, October 1, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will be held in Saratoga Springs. The fee is $30, and space is limited. Register at or call (518) 522-4048 for details.

Fall at Dance Museum’s School of the Arts Starting September 13th, the National Museum of Dance’s School of the Arts is offering some exciting new hip hop, tap, modern and jazz dance opportunities for beginner and intermediate/advanced level dancers. Registration days for the fall are Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12, from noon to 4:00pm. Additional styles of dance also offered at the school include: creative movement, pre-ballet, ballet, pointe, belly dancing, zumba, ballet for boys, Irish step dancing and private instruction. Classes are for beginner to advanced level dancers, 3 years of age and older, including adults. Participants can pay for a whole session or drop-in classes. A complete schedule and registration information are posted on the school’s website at The School of the Arts is situated behind the National Museum of Dance in the Swyer Dance Studio, at 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs NY. The School of the Arts is a not –for- profit organization with a focus on teaching professional quality dance technique. For further information, contact the director of The School of the Arts, Raul Martinez, at (518) 581-0858 or

Free Seminar on Updated DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations The Center for Occupational Health, a service of Glens Falls Hospital, will be hosting a free seminar, Updated Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations and What This Means For You and Your Employees, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Monday, September 20, 2010, at Glens Falls Hospital, 100 Park Street, Glens Falls. The seminar will be held in the hospital’s auditorium, located on the lower level of the main hospital building. The Center for Occupational Health’s Dr. Michael Holland will review, discuss and answer questions about the employer’s responsibility for all

21 aspects of DOT testing regulations, including who needs to be tested, random testing, reasonable suspicion, preemployment testing, post-accident testing and follow-up. Reservations for the seminar are required. Please call 518-926-2140 to reserve your seat today.

Town of Malta Special Collection Day for Household Hazardous Wastes The Town of Malta has entered into an agreement with the Town of Clifton Park to allow our residents to dispose of their household hazardous waste at the Town of Clifton Park Special Collection Day for Household Hazardous Wastes On September 25. The following will be accepted for proper disposal: oil based, and aerosol paints, stains, and coatings; solvents, including paint stripper, mineral spirits, turpentine, and cleaning fluids; waste oil, waste antifreeze; corrosives (acids and alkalis); mercury; pesticides, such as grass and weed killers, insecticides, rodent poisons, fluorescent light tubes, and electronic items. To participate in the program Town of Malta residents will be charged a $50 fee and all Town of Malta residents must pre-register to participate. Registration forms are available at the Town of Clifton Park Town Hall (1 Town Hall Plaza, Clifton Park), Town of Malta Town Hall (2540 Route 9), or the DavidR.Meager Community Center (One Bayberry Drive). Completed registration forms and fees should be sent to the Town of Malta Town Clerk’s Office, at 2540 Route 9 Malta, New York 12020. For more information, please call Michael Montague, the Town of Clifton Park Environmental Specialist at 371-6702.

The Wesley Community Is Calling Out For Artists The Wesley Community is looking for artists to exhibit in The Wesley Gallery. This lovely exhibit space is located on the campus at 131 Lawrence Street in Saratoga Springs. The gallery is visited daily by residents, staff, visitors and family members. Exhibits usually run for one month. Items may be for ‘display only’ or for sale. Everything must be able to hang on the wall. If you would like to see the space, Wesley is open to the public every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more detailed information, contact Julie VanDeusen at or at 518899-4937. For further information about The Wesley Community, please contact Lorrie Shilling, Director of Marketing at 691-1563.

Rhythm Tap Auditions Saturday, 9/11/10, The Sawyer Theatre @ The EGG , Albany, NY.

To have your brief listed, contact Kim Beatty at before Monday at 5 p.m. for Friday publication.

Ages 10-14 from 12-2 pm, Ages 15-18 from 2-4 pm, Adults, 21 & up from 46 pm Sunday, 9/12/10, Total Body Trifecta, 61 Lawrence St., Saratoga, NY. Ages 10-14 from 12-2 pm, Ages 15-18 from 2-4 pm, Adults, 21 & up from 4-6 pm Male & Female dancers needed for Youth & Adult Professional Tap Ensemble. Dancers may choose either date. All youth must be intermediate to advanced level. Adults must be advanced. Preregistration is required. For registration/info contact Tina Baird, 581-1791/

Discussion on Housing Options for Seniors The Saratoga Vital Aging Network (SVAN) invites you to participate in a discussion of housing options for seniors. The discussion will take place on Tuesday, September 14 at the home of Laura Chodos, 768 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Making a choice to move or downsize later in life presents some critical questions that will be discussed. Your thoughts on all the choices that are possible, including “out of the box” ideas are most welcome. There is no charge for the event. Refreshments will be served and the comments and experiences of all will be taken into consideration as SVAN plans their fall conference. To make a reservation contact Laura Chodos at 584-0969 or email deesarno@saratoga

7th Annual “A Taste Of Rensselaer County” Rensselaer County Farm Bureau has announced the Seventh Annual “A Taste of Rensselaer County” reception will be held Wednesday, Sept. 22 in the Carousel Ballroom at Sterup Square in Pittstown from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Executive Chef Bob Hare has masterfully designed a cornucopia of outstanding dishes featuring the local food products of our native Rensselaer County Farms. Tickets of $40.00 per person will not only provide you with a sumptuous feast of Rensselaer County harvest dinner selections, but the proceeds will also provide the Rensselaer County Farm Bureau Scholarship Program to assist Rensselaer County college bound students in furthering their Agriculture studies. Tickets are $40 per person. For more information, please call Felicia Dougherty in the Eastern Regional Farm Bureau office at 866-995-7300 or email:

Franklin Community Center Fundraiser Franklin Community Center will be selling tickets to the October 15th 8 p.m. performance of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Home Made Theater. Tickets are $29 each

and seating will be in sections A or B. For each ticket sold, FCC will receive half of the proceeds to support their programs and services. Tickets may be purchased at 10 Franklin Street, Monday Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or online at Franklin Community Center is a not-for-profit organization that offers free programming, such as a food pantry, after school prevention programming, and furniture and clothing distribution to those in Saratoga County and beyond. For more information call 587-9826 or email

Second Annual 9-11 Remembrance Day The Second Annual Remembrance Day Program will be held in Saratoga Springs at Railroad Place and Division Street on Saturday, September 11 at 10 a.m. The program remembers that fateful day of the terrorist attack on America at the World Trade Center and other terrorist events of that day. This year there will be special remembrances for Saratoga County soldiers who have made the supreme sacrifice in Iraq, Afghanistan and the global war on terrorism. To be remembered are: Army PFC Nathan Brown; US Marine Corp, Captain John McKenna IV; PFC Taylor Miller, U.S Army; and Diane Parsons, a civilian employee of the New York State Tax Department who lost her life in the collapse of the towers. Saratoga Springs Assistant Police Chief, Iraq war veteran Michael Bliss will be the main speaker. The public is invited to attend the ceremony. For further details, call (518) 584-4715. Program:Welcome: Scott Johnson, City of Saratoga Springs Mayor; Pledge of Allegiance: Ray Waldron, Commander Chapter # 60 Korean War Veterans of America; National Anthem: Colleen DeMarsh, Hadley Town Board member; Invocation: Father Matthew B. Wetsel, St. Peter's Church in Saratoga; Amazing Grace: Chris Sgambati, CDR. Italian American War Veterans of Mechanicville; 9/11/01 Poem: Mary Marsicano, CSR. Rep. Scott Murphy, Speaker: Michael Bliss, Assistant Chief of Police SSPD; Mayor, New York State National Guard, Iraq War Veteran; Wreath Placement: Leslie Miller, mother of PFC Taylor Miller; Rifle Salute: American Legion Post # 234, Ballston Spa; Flag Raising: Members of the Saratoga Springs City Police and Fire Departments; Taps: American Legion Post # 234; God Bless America: Colleen DeMarsh; Color Guard: Retire colors, Memorial Marine Detachment # 2; Benediction: Father Matthew B. Wetsel




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Home Made Theatre seeks Volunteers for 26th Season.

Home Made Theater, in residence at the Spa Little Theater in the Saratoga Spa State Park, is seeking volunteers for the 201011 Season and beyond. Home Made Theater will be celebrating its 26th Season this fall. A general interest meeting will be held on Monday, September 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the Spa Little Theater. From backstage to box office; on-stage to the booth – just about everyone working on an HMT production is a volunteer. If you want to get involved behind the scenes or make your big break on-stage – this is your chance! No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn. Volunteers are


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involved in almost every aspect of production at Home Made Theater, working side-by-side with theater professionals. Volunteers are sought for areas including concessions, props, lighting, set construction, sound, running crew, costumes, assistant stage management, ushering and prompting. Home Made Theater’s 2010-11 Season opens in October and continues into May 2011. The season includes: the Tony-award winning musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin; Beverly Cleary’s “Ramona Quimby,” dramatized by Len Jenkin; Thornton Wilder’s classic “The Matchmaker;” and a Pulitzer Prizewinning play by Mary Chase, “Harvey.” For additional information, please contact HMT at (518) 587-4427 or

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A three-day Extravaganza of Excellence!

- Live Auction of Whitney Box for 2011 Kentucky Derby; Raffle for Weeklong Stay at 16th Century Italian Castle are highlights by Arthur Gonick Saratoga TODAY Whether you are an auto enthusiast, a wine aficionado, or a “foodie,” this is the one event that should be circled on your calendar! A three-day extravaganza of excellence is forecast as the 10th Annual Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall

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The Whitney’s Box near the finish line at the 2011 Kentucky Derby could be yours!

Ferrari Festival, a series of events over three days celebrating Italy’s excellence in wine, food and automobiles, descends upon SPAC this weekend. Presented by the Italian Trade Commission on September 10 – 12, proceeds raised at the event will benefit the education programs of both the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Saratoga Automobile Museum. “For our festival’s milestone tenth year, we will celebrate Italy’s finest in wine, food and auto design with the best possible ambassadors; the ‘first lady of Italian cooking’ Lidia Bastianich, our presenting sponsor, the Italian Trade Commission, and famed auto designer Andrea Zagato. We are thrilled to welcome these honored guests to this year’s Festival and to celebrate with them the Italian influence on the culture and traditions of America,” said Marcia J. White, SPAC’s President & Executive Director. The centerpiece of the festival - the Grand Tasting and Ferrari Concours (a exposition showcasing the appearance of the automobiles) on Saturday, September 11 – will also feature hundreds of fine Italian and international wines, delicacies from the region’s top chefs, Italian couture, luxury auctions and a variety of intriguing seminars

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A raffle for a weeklong stay at Palazzo Santi Terzi, a 16th century hilltop villa in Italy is one of the exclusive items offered at the 2010 Festival. (for a complete schedule see side box.) The Italian Trade Commission will host an exploration of Italy’s wines by Kevin Zraly, celebrated wine expert, educator and author and an Italian Pavilion showcasing the Pure Flavors of Italy with over 35 importers of Italian wines and authentic quality food products. Lidia Bastianich, the host of three PBS cooking shows including the Emmynominated and James Beard awardwinning cooking series, Lidia’s Italy will greet festival guests at a book signing for her latest cookbook, Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy: A Feast of 175 Regional Recipes. Italian achievements in auto design will be on display at the Grand Tasting’s Ferrari Concours. Dr. Andrea Zagato, President and CEO of the legendary Zagato design company, will headline the event. Dr. Zagato’s grandfather Ugo Zagato founded the company which originated the use of aircraft techniques in the design and construction of lightweight automobile bodies. Zagato designed numerous models for Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Maserati, among others.

One-of-a-kind auction and raffle items In addition to the collection of wine, food and automotive excellence, an exciting array of one-of-a-kind live and silent auction, as well as raffle items will be offered:

• For the first time ever, the prestigious Whitney Box at Churchill Downs for the 2011 Kentucky Derby will be available for a party of six with a prime location on the finish line. The Derby Box will be the highlight of the Live Auction that will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the Grand Tasting on Saturday. Individuals not able to attend the Grand Tasting may phone in bids for the Derby Box to Alyssa McClenning at SPAC, (518) 584-9330 x 121. Other valuable items that will be auctioned at the festival include: • couture apparel from Italian design house, Kiton • two tickets to every SPAC performance in 2011 including Live Nation concerts • a day of professional racing instruction from the pros at Monticello Motor Club • a catered office party for 50 by Ben & Jerry’s • a professional fireworks display for a party or event Also, a raffle is being conducted for a weeklong stay at Palazzo Santi Terzi, a 16th century hilltop villa in Italy that was the home of neoclassical sculptor Canova. Set amidst ancient ruins, terraced gardens, abbeys and piazzas, Palazzo Santi Terzi is located in the romantic town of San Gemini, a place famed throughout Europe for its mineral springs. San Gemini is less than one hour from Rome and two hours from Florence.

Overlooking historic vineyards and olive groves, the Palazzo offers oldworld charm with high ceilings and beautiful stonework. With seven bedrooms, four sitting rooms, three fireplaces, a library, three superbly appointed kitchens, summer and winter dining rooms and a swimming pool, the home comfortably accommodates up to 14 people and features modern conveniences and luxuries throughout. The onsite services of a chef are included in the package. Only 350 tickets will be sold for the raffle. Tickets are $100 each. The package, estimated at over $10,000, includes airfare for four people. Raffle tickets can be purchased by contacting Cindi Madcharo at SPAC at or (518) 584-9330 x 103. To purchase tickets to all festival events, visit, call (518) 584-9330 or visit SPAC’s Route 50 Box Office.





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Vintages from more than 200 international wineries and innovative cuisine from the region’s top restaurants A book signing by celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich of her newest bestseller, ‘Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy’ An Italian Pavilion showcasing the “Real Flavors of Italy;” Italian wines, cheeses, olive oils and other specialty products at the pavilion hosted by the Italian Trade Commission Seminars on Italian wines, cheeses and auto design

Kevin Zraly Friday, September 10 Adirondack Road Tour and Luncheon 10:30 a.m. $50/person Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Zagato-bodied automobiles will follow a 1.5 hour route through the Adirondacks and Lake George area. Guests will have lunch at the historic Lake George Club and enjoy Comitti Italian mahogany speedboat rides. Serata Italiana, Live on Stage Gala, SPAC Amphitheatre 7 p.m. $150/person A Gala evening on SPAC’s Amphitheatre stage which will feature exquisite Italian wines, an innovative Italian menu and dancing to live music. The Italian Trade Commission, Lidia Bastianich and Andrea Zagato will be honored.

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From Top: Ferrari 575 GT, Zagato’s Perana Z-One makes its East Coast debut at the Festival, Alfa Romeo BAT 11 Design Study, Ferrari 458 Italia, Aston Martin DB AR1 Zagato American Roadster

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Dr Andrea Zagato

Saturday, September 11 Grand Tasting and Ferrari Concours, SPAC 1- 5:30 p.m. $75/person

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Lidia Bastianich 1:30-2:30 p.m. - Italian Auto Design Seminar 2-3 p.m. - Italian Wine Seminar 2-3 p.m. - Italian Cheese Seminar 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. – NY State Wine Seminar A Ferrari Concours with an emphasis on Zagato-bodied models and 100 Years of Alfa Romeo An extensive silent auction featuring travel, dining and entertainment gift certificates, premium wines, boutique clothing, gift items and


more Live Auction of Luxuries, SPAC 4:30 p.m. Open to all Grand Tasting ticket holders A live auction, conducted by international wine expert and author Kevin Zraly will feature Marylou Whitney’s Box at the Kentucky Derby, exotic travel packages, custom jewelry, rare wines, SPAC tickets, original artwork and more. Prosecco and Italian desserts served. After Party Aperitivo, South Portico, Hall of Springs 7 – 10 p.m. $40/person An exclusive lounge party offering savory food, spirits and live music in a relaxed atmosphere. Presented by SPAC’s Junior Committee and sponsored by Ketel One

Sunday, September 12 Italian Sparkling Jazz Brunch, Saratoga National Golf Course 11 a.m. $45/person An elegant brunch at the Saratoga National Golf Course accompanied by live jazz and with an Italian couture fashion show For a full schedule of festival events and to purchase tickets, visit, call (518) 584-9330 or visit SPAC’s Route 50 Box Office.



Anne’s corner

Happy 90th Birthday, Minnie!

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.



Tooth fairy club Ava, age 7

Katie, age 5

The tooth fairy club is sponsored by:

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Saratoga Springs resident Minnie Bolster turned 90 recently and was honored at a surprise birthday party! She is pictured here arriving at the party! Congratulations, Minnie!

A.L.L. celebrates Lifelong Learning Month with Healthcare Forum For the fifth consecutive year, at the request of members of the Academy for Lifelong Learning (A.L.L.) at Saratoga Springs, the New York State Legislature passed a resolution commemorating the month of September as Lifelong Learning Month in the state. New York is the only state to set aside a month honoring the thousands of senior citizens throughout the nation participating in institutes for lifelong learning and the colleges and universities that sponsor them. In celebration of Lifelong Learning Month, the Academy for Lifelong Learning presented a healthcare forum hosted by WNYT/News Channel 13 news anchor and health reporter Benita Zahn and featuring Dr. Timothy Hoff, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management with the School of Public Health at SUNY Albany and Diane Van Dusen, LMSW, manager of Clinical Dementia

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Take a look at this week’s new club members


Gregory and Nicole Pecora of Stillwater welcomed a son, Rocco Philip, on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at Saratoga Hospital. Rocco weighed a tad over 8 pounds and was 211⁄2 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Joanna and Fredrick Hollis and Michael Mason, all of Saratoga Springs. Rocco’s paternal grandparents are Sherry Pecora of Elizabethtown, KY and Philip Pecora of Schenectady. Congratulations, everyone!!


Services for Eddy Alzheimer’s Services in Cohoes. Dr. Hoff spoke on the new federal healthcare bill and Ms. Van Dusen presented a program on Alzheimer’s disease. A.L.L. members and individuals from the public filled the Empire State College rotunda for this event.

Pictured are, left to right: A.L.L. Executive Council Chairperson Pat Davis, A.L.L. Executive Council Vice Chairperson Pat Hat, Benita Zahn, Diane Van Dusen and Dr. Timothy Hoff display the New York State resolution designating September as New York State Lifelong Learning Month.

Local man wins gold on Open Rifle Team

Christopher Ozolins, a retired Saratoga Springs police officer injured on the job and his team mates on the US National F Class Team for F-T/R won the gold medal with Team USA in the International Match held in Ottawa, Canada recently. The U.S. F-Class Open Rifle Team is a group of dedicated very-long-range shooters who participate in international long range-shooting competitions at up to 1200 yards with the X-Ring (bull’s eye) of the target measuring only 5” in diameter! The team boasts some of the best shooters in the world with several national and international champions as well as world record holders. Chris has previously held nine national records, three of which are still standing and also won a gold medal for high scoring law enforcement officer at the 2009 National Championships and finished 11th out of 250 of the country’s best shooters of 2009 National Champs. Congratulations, Chris!

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Words to know: altruism: n, the principle or practice of unselfish concern for the welfare of others.



27 "I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong."


-- Leo Rosten

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1 Spread __ 6 Rises to great heights 11 Short nightwear? 14 Series 15 Speedpass brand 16 Space in time 17 “Big Girl in the Middle” co-author Gabrielle 18 Longtime DieHard rival 19 Fake it 20 Faultfinding brother? 23 Spat end 24 Carmelite, e.g. 25 Daughter of Laban 27 Lighten up 29 Debris in the hayloft? 34 Shivering causes 36 Each 37 WWII intelligence gp. 38 Impervious to chutzpah? 42 Jordan was part of it: Abbr. 45 Dreamcast maker 46 Dona __ pacem: grant us peace 50 What Michelle Kwan might do in a financial emergency? 54 Pretense 55 First daughter of the ’60s 56 Boomer’s kid 58 Basso Berberian 59 Haystack-hiding Ottoman? 65 MGM motto word 66 D-Day beach 67 Wedding memento 68 Blow without distinction? 69 Not fresh 70 Green shampoo 71 Balaam’s beast 72 Radiate 73 Finishing stroke DOWN 1 Canal protector 2 Colorful rings 3 Caribbean island nation 4 Dearth 5 “__ America Tour”: 2006 CBS

Top Video Rentals 1.The Back-Up Plan 2.Clash of the Titans 3.Repo Men 4.Cop Out 5.The Last Song

Raising Hector

News event 6 Arizona’s “Red Rock Country” 7 Team members 8 Wheelset component 9 Mythical birds 10 Arty type, maybe 11 Controversial testing component 12 Nocturnal scavengers 13 Friday was one: Abbr. 21 Heart 22 Tirana is its cap. 26 Stars of “Two and a Half Men,” e.g. 28 Work unit 30 Knock on 31 “Fresh Air” airer 32 Friend of Pooh 33 Knowledgeable about 35 Reason for grounding, perhaps 39 Coin in Tirana 40 Airport near Citi Field, briefly

Broom Hilda 6. Death at a Funeral 7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 8. Furry Vengeance 9. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? 10. The Losers Animal Crackers

41 Dandy 42 Sabres’ org. 43 Former U.N. secretary-general __-Ghali 44 Charges 47 One taken in 48 Sharon, notably 49 London classic, with “The” 51 Cassis apéritif 52 Yoga command 53 Date 57 Requested answers 60 Eastern beef city 61 It gives you the big picture 62 Half a sitcom signoff 63 Ohio State basketball coach Matta 64 Flag 65 Grammy-winning Steely Dan album




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GARAGE SALES The Schuylerville United Methodist Church will be hosting its 8th annual Open House, Saturday, September 18th from 11 am to 4 pm at its location 51 Church Street in Schuylerville. The day's events are all free and include free food, bounce house, games, crafts and Second Chance will be performing live from 1-2 pm. Also a yard sale will be taking place in the parking lot. For more information contact Tena Flanders at 695-4202.



GARAGE SALES Fri. Sept. 10 and Sat. Sept 11 the Old Saratoga Quilters will have a Fall Garage Sale from 9am-4pm each day in the garage at the home of Ruth Hayes. The Hayes home is at 247 Hayes Road off Rt 29 in Grangerville, east of Saratoga Springs. The sale benefits the buildings improvement fund of the Old Saratoga Reformed Church in Schuylerville. Everything must go! Furniture, dishes, linens, books, toys, knick-knacks and Christmas decorations. This is a sale not to be missed!


Animals Available

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

MERCHANISE For Sale: Full size Head & Foot Board, solid mahogany, mint cond. $250.00 Call 584-5131

REAL ESTATE for sale $519,000


Stunning custom home with meticulous landscaping. Backs to the 5th hole on McGregor Golf Course. Lovely, bright 3 season sunroom with skylights adds an additional 200 sf. Home features a first floor master with tray ceiling, vaulted ceiling, tile, hardwoods, gourmet kitchen with granite, whirlpool tub, central vac, on demand hot water heater, 3 car garage, inground sprinklers with a supplemental well and a water softener. Unfinished bonus/ 5th bedroom. This home is a good value and a must see! Jennifer Johnson (518) 588-1392

Great Saratoga location-Best of all worlds: located only minutes from town or many convenient shopping amenities, while offering the enjoyment of a spacious and private back yard. Many upgrades: roof, furnace, central air, newer kitchen appliances, gas fireplace, and more. Great value in a wonderful neighborhood. Ian Morton (518) 339-3248

Quimby is an adult male (neutered) American Eskimo dog. He was found in Halfmoon near Rt. 146.

Zoey is a female Labrador who is approximately 6 months old. She was found on Rt. 50 in Saratoga Springs.

Oscar is a year-old male Dachshund. It’s unknown if he is housebroken; he is good with kids but not so good with other dogs.

GARAGE SALES Garage Sale Friday 9/10, 9:30-4:30 & Saturday 9/11, 9:30-3:00. 108 Quevic Dr., Geyser Crest. Variety of Items, too much to list!

REAL ESTATE for rent

FIRST TIME OPEN SUNDAY 9/12 12:30-2:30

Miner is an adult male hound mix; he was left at the Moreau Police Station.


Arcadia is a DLH female kitty, 5 years old. She is not declawed but is litter trained. Her human couldn’t keep her because of family allergies.


Courtney is a DSH female declawed kitty. She was found as a stray in Saratoga Springs.




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Community Sports Bulletin Two Skidmore standouts earn weekly Liberty League honor

Stauffer has second start, guides Padres to first place

Skidmore College men's soccer senior Matt Kelsey and volleyball freshman Corrine Palmer received Liberty League recognition for their performances during the past week.

Saratoga Central Catholic graduate turned MLB pitcher Tim Stauffer has proven himself to be an unexpected asset to the Padres’ pitching lineup. After Monday's victory over the Dodgers, the Padres are back in first place (National League West) and it seems Stauffer played an incredible role: he allowed just one run in four innings, struck out one and walked one, guiding the Padres to their 4-2 win and putting an end to the team's 10-game losing streak. Stauffer is typically used as the long reliever, but was moved out of the bullpen and up to start after a bad case of the flu cut Mat Latos, San Diego's star pitcher, from the lineup. Appearing in 26 games so far this season, Stauffer had just one previous start on May 9; however, his strong performances during Monday's game and Tuesday's pregame workouts may have brightened chances for future starts. He took batting practice with the rest of the Padre's starting pitchers on Tuesday, and according to the team's official website, Stauffer may be a candidate to start on Saturday, September 11. For more information about TimStauffer or the San Diego Padres, visit

Kelsey (Cambridge, MA.; left) earned Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors after scoring three goals and tallying one assist in two Thoroughbred wins at the Cardinal Classic. Kelsey was named Offensive MVP and selected to the All-Tournament Team. Skidmore finished their opening week with a 3-0 record and will host St. Vincent on Friday, September 10 at 7 p.m. in the opening game of the 2010 Skidmore Alumni Invitational at Wachenheim Field. Palmer (Montvale, NJ; right) was named Co-Rookie of the Week after helping the Thoroughbreds to a 2-0 start. She had six kills and a .400 hitting percentage in a 3-0 win over Union and followed it up with four kills in two sets in Skidmore's 3-0 victory against Sage. The Thoroughbreds return to action on Friday, September 10 at 5 p.m., when they face SUNY Geneseo in the opening day of the Ithaca Invitational.

Saratoga Pop Warner Football Weekend Game Results Pee Wee lost 21-0 against Troy Jr. Midget Lost 35-6 against Averill Park Jr. Pee Wee won 27-0 against Schenectady Belmont B.

Lady Streaks Swim for Charity: Annual Lap-a-thon set for Saturday, September 11 Saratoga Springs varsity girls' swimming and diving team is holding its annual lap-athon fundraiser on Saturday, September 11 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Skidmore pool. Each year, the girls swim to support local and national charities that have most impacted the group as a whole. The upcoming swim marathon will raise money for the Alexander Carsky-Bush Memorial Scholarship, which is designed to assist a Saratoga Springs student who consistently displays leadership qualities and has demonstrated financial need, and the EOC Food Pantry, which helps families receive a three-day supply of food with the help of local volunteers. "Both of these charities were selected by the girls because of the impact they have had either to girls on the team or their respective families. One-hundred percent of the donations will go to the above-mentioned charities. Not a cent is used elsewhere," Blue Streaks girls' varsity swimming coach, Josh Muldner said. The community is invited to support the team by attending the lap-a-thon, or sponsoring a swimmer or the team as a whole. Those interested in making contribution should send a check ( made payable to the Booster Club) to the following address: Joshua Muldner 515 Maple Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Send your sports stories and briefs to Yael Goldman, Sports Editor at news@saratoga

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Game Highlights: Ryan DiGiuseppe, Jack Cairns, River Kerns and Cameron Adams all scored touchdowns against Schenectady Belmont B, while the defense also played a vital role in the shutout game.




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Golf Round Up by Al Mottau Saratoga TODAY Airway Meadows Area golf courses will all be offering fall specials. Airway Meadows is always the first to do so. Fall Golf Special: Monday through Thursday, 18 holes with cart. $33 per player (2 riders) or $36 per player (1 rider, or threesome). Special continues for the remainder of the season! On Sunday, August 29, Airway Meadows Golf Course held its 7th Annual League Championship. The format was each league selected four of its best golfers to play 18 holes of standard stroke play. The team score was the total of three best 18 hole scores of four. Here are the results: 1st Low Gross: 241 RASP Golf League (Jeff Yeackel, Russ Palmater, Aaron Holtby, Ed Fero); 2nd: 257 Bottom's Up League (Todd Scott, Bruce Bailey, Chad Kiesow, Pat Burns) 1st Low net: 213 Airway Meadows Women's League (Winnie Quay, Rose Fennessey, Cindy Converse, Donna Denue); 2nd: 226 Club 40 Couples League (Deb Shader, Tom Kirkpatrick, Rick Denue, Lynn Hilpershauser)

Ballston Spa Country Club Congratulations to long-time friend, Ken Bowler for his Holein-One at the tricky 125-yard, 6th Hole at Ballston Spa. Bowler, a double amputee, is truly an inspiration for me. The retired Shenendehowa music teacher can be seen on the Ballston Spa fairway almost every day. Don't ask him what his handicap is. It's obvious. Women's Club Championship Anne Jorgensen won the overall club championship, defeating Sue Kahler. In the consolation match,

Max Tucker defeated Suzie Mansfield. 2010 Mixed Member/Member 1st Gross: 65 Sue Kahler, Matt Riggins; 2nd: 67 Suzie Mansfield, Dave Fizer; 3rd: 68 Heidi Harkins, Jim Bryant 1st Net: 59.7 Roxanne Andrews, Jack Cottrell; 2nd: 59.8 Cindy Walkanowski, Stan Walkanowski; 3rd: 63.6 Penny Monnat, Steve Monnat; (t) 4th: 63.7 Barb Ashbee, Bob DeMarco/ Ron Penpraze, MaryLaw Powell/Debbie Cottrell, John Andrews

Mechanicville Golf Club Frog Island League Low Gross: 35 Clyde Driggers, 36 Michael Serbalik; Low Net: 28 Don Ardziewicz, 28 Tom McBride; Women's Low Gross: 44 Laurie Phelps

McGregor Links Senior Club Champion: 76 Jim Carroll Overall Net Champion: 69 (63 + 6) John Garry Age 50-54: 1st Low Gross: 85 Larry Krison; 1st Low Net: 76 Bill Walbridge; 2nd: 77 John Danison Age 55-59: 1st Low Gross: 80 Rick Kirkpatrick; 1st Low Net: 71 Tom Dillon; 2nd: 72 Peter Rogers; 3rd: 75 Peter Gold Age 60-64: 1st Low Gross: 76 Jim Carroll; 1st Low Net: 72 Greg Amedore; 2nd: 73 Don Bibby; 3rd: 74 Russ Terpening Age 65-69: 1st Low Gross: 81 Al Barclay; 1st Low Net: 71 OB O'Brien; 2nd: 71 Terry Loftus; 2nd: 74 Jim Carrigan Age 70 + (Green Tees): 1st Low Gross: 80 Glen Hembach; 1st Low Net: 63 John Garry; 2nd: 70 Mort Kelly; 3rd: 71 Al Mottau Men's Association Saturday, August 28 Travers Day results 1st Gross: 79 Al Barclay; 2nd:

83 Frank Slade; 1st Net: 74 Bill Beers; 2nd: 77 Mike Wright; 3rd: 78 Yippy Caiazzo; 4th: 79 Glen Hembach; 5th (T): 80 Jim Carrigan, Ron Proler, Al Bucknam 2010 Sadie Hawkins Mixer Monday, September 6 results Li'l Abner Flight: 1st Gross: 71 Nick Alex/Ann Twyman; 1st Place Net: 65 Al Bucknam/Betty Bellinger; 2nd (T): 67 Ed Esposito/Sharon May, Russ Terpening/ Pam O'Brien Hekzebiah Hawkins Flight: 1st Gross: 75 Karl Bellinger/Jennifer Stroebel; 1st Net: 67 Michael Wright/Kathy Nygard; 2nd (T): 68 Terry O'Brien/Barb Terpening, Tom Crowley/Liz Grandjacquet The Dogpatch Flight: 1st Gross: 77 Paolo Grandjacquet/Mary Esposito; 1st Net: 68 Chris Ireland/Gail Barclay; 2nd: 69 Tom Dillon/Irene Crowley

Eagle Crest Golf Course Match-Play Championship Quarterfinals: Tom Seiter def. Sal Romano 3-2; Bill Paulsen def. Jerry Brescia 2-up; Craig Hayner def. Lee Reeves 7-6; Dan Seiter def. John Havlik 2-up; Semifinals: Paulsen def. T. Seiter 2-1; Hayner def. D. Seiter 4-3; Championship: Paulsen def. Hayner 3-2

NENYGA Chuck Connolley of Hiland Club won the Northeastern New York Golf Association Tournament at Frear Park on Wednesday, September 1. He posted a 2-over-par 73. Connolly won 95 percent of the tournaments this year. I can't help but feel sorry for Van Patten's Ralph Maru, who always seems to be second. Class A Gross: Chuck Connolly (Hiland) 73, Ralpha Maru (Van Patten) 76, Jim Reilly (T-Bird) 81. Net: Ken Stevens (Ballston Spa) 74-9-65, Corey Tymchyn (Eagle Crest) 77-9-68, Tim Getwright (Eagle Crest) 81-9-72 Class B Gross: Dave Hiller (Stadium) 77, John Branigan (Capital Hills) 79, Jim Peters (Capital Hills) 80; Net: Phil Laraway (Town of Colonie) 8015-65, Jay Dunkelburger (Van Patten) 84-17-67, Dae Marcy (Orchard Creek) 80-12-68, Paul Steves (Ballston Spa) 85-15-69


Polo Wrap Up Record crowds and world-class polo conclude the 2010 Saratoga season

photo by Sharon Castro

Celebrating Saratoga and a record season, teams Shamrock and Bloomfield take over historic Whitney Field for a final 2010 polo match. The 2010 Saratoga Polo season brought record crowds and worldclass players to the historic Whitney Fields for seven action-packed weeks of polo. "Our attendance at Saratoga Polo was up by more than 20 percent this season over last year," said Jim Rossi, managing partner of Saratoga Polo. “Thank you to our players, fans, friends and generous sponsors." Season Highlights The Boys Moved Over for Women's Week, July 28 - August 1 This marked an exceptional week for women's polo in Saratoga. Worldclass women polo players from across the globe competed in the Veuve Clicquot Women's Challenge, and attracted more than 1,000 fans. Match results: Team De Paula Chevrolet was crowned the 2010 Veuve Clicquot Women's Challenge winner, in a tournament final that drew a record number of spectators. In the semifinal, team DePaula Chevrolet beat Estrella, and Buckleigh Farms beat Saratoga Saddlery 6-4 in an energized match. But Saratoga Saddlery came back to win the consolation match, beating Estrella 6-5. Off the polo field, the women players enjoyed the limelight at many of Saratoga's most prestigious venues. The Whitney Cup with Lilly Pulitzer August 6-8 Lilly met Whitney for a reunion of two legendary families and the second weekend in a row of recordbreaking crowds. The Whitney Cup, presented by The Pink Paddock, fea-

tured extraordinary polo action and a clubhouse transformed by Lilly Pulitzer designers. The highlight: Mary Lou Whitney presented the tournament trophies. The Ylvisaker Cup August 13-15 Broadcast across the state by sponsor Time Warner, this year's Ylvisaker Cup was in memory of former Saratoga Polo owner and 1994 Hall of Fame inductee Bill Ylvisaker, who passed away earlier this year. Team Regent beat Vivace 9-8 in the first match of the cup, and defeated Palm Beach Exotics 10-6 in the final. Max Secunda led the way with six goals. Celebrating Saratoga September 3-5 The Celebrate Saratoga Cup, was the last hoorah of the 2010 season. The competition kicked off with Palm Beach Exotic's 10-5 win over Team Bloomfield. Matthew Fronseca scored all 4 goals for Bloomfield, with the help of Will Orthwein for some wonderful plays in front of the goal. Sunday featured a special ninechukker round robin. Palm Beach Exotics finished first - Hugh Dollard and Johnny Lavine each scored 2 goals; Ricky Bostwick scored 3 goals, as did Martin Jouregi, 2 of which were on penalty shots Bloomfield finished second and Shamrock finished third. America's Most Wanted host and polo player John Walsh and his 15year-old son, Hayden, an upcoming American polo star, both played for Shamrock.



Friday, September 10, 2010

Varsity Schedule Ballston Spa Scotties Football 9/10: vs. Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. Girls' Soccer 9/11: at Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. 9/14: vs. Shen, 4:15 p.m. 9/16: vs. Columbia, 4:15 p.m. Boys' Soccer 9/11: vs. Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. 914: at Shen, 4:15 p.m. 9/16: at Columbia, 6 p.m.

Saratoga Springs Blue Streaks Field Hockey 9/11: at Columbia, 11 a.m. 9/13: at Shaker, 4:15 p.m. 9/15: at Shen, 6:30 p.m. Football 9/10: at Ballston Spa, 7 p.m. Girls' Soccer 9/11: vs. Ballston Spa, 11 a.m. 9/14: at Shaker, 4:15 p.m. 9/16: vs. Guilderland, 4:15 p.m. Boys' Soccer 9/11: at Ballston Spa, 11 a.m. 9/14: vs. Shaker, 4:15 p.m. 9/16: at Guilderland, 4:15 p.m.



Scotties defeat BH-BL in season opener

Schuylerville Black Horses Field Hockey 9/13: vs. Greenwich, 6 p.m. Football 9/10: vs. Cohoes, 7 p.m. Girls' Soccer 9/10: scrimmage at Broadalbin-Perth, 4:30 p.m. 9/13: at Stillwater, 7 p.m. 9/15: vs. Hoosick Falls, 6:30 p.m. Boys' Soccer 9/10: at Stillwater, 4:15 p.m. 9/11: Adirondack Shoot-Out at Morse Field, 1:30 p.m. 9/14: vs. Hoosick Falls, 6:30 p.m. 9/16: at Greenwich, 4:15 p.m.

South Glens Falls Bulldogs Field Hockey 9/10-9/11: at WCS Fall Field Hockey Classic9/14: at Scotia-Glenville, 4:15 p.m.9/16: at Queensbury, 4:15 p.m. Football 9/10: vs. Scotia-Glenville, 7 p.m. Girls' Soccer 9/13: at Gloversville, 4:15 p.m. 9/16: at Broadalbin-Perth, 4:15 p.m. Boys' Soccer 9/10: at Albany Academy, 4 p.m. 9/14: at Gloversville, 4:15 p.m.

photos by Mark Bolles • Saratoga Today

Ballston Spa boys' varsity soccer team shut out Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 3-0 on Tuesday, September 7. Connor Preece scored twice, once on a header, and Lucas Audi scored another for the Scotties on a corner kick. Sean Maruscsak assisted Preece with a volley for the first goal, to give Ballston Spa a solid push to win the seasonopening match. A strong offense yielded 15 shots against BH-BL, while Ballston Spa's Evan Mendez blocked every Spartan attempt to score. The scoreboard was reverse on the other side of the player field. The Ballston Spa girls' soccer team lost 1-3 to Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in their Tuesday Game. Emily Chamberlain scored the Scotties' only goal with an assist by Kennedy Salerno and Erica McDowell had 16 saves. Saratoga Springs’ varsity soccer season had a rough start this week. The boys team dropped their season opener in a 1-0 overtime loss to Niskayuna on Tuesday, September 7. Saratoga Springs outshot Niskayuna 5-3 and had the edge in corner kicks 3-0, and Aaron Costello had 3 saves for Saratoga Springs. In the girls' game, Niskayuna defeated Saratoga 2-1 in another overtime contest. Briana Sirianni scored for the Blue Streaks in the second half with Megan Nash's corner kick assist.

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