Saratoga TODAY 10.19.18

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Issue 42

October 19 – October 25, 2018


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Electronics, Appliances, Metals, Etc SARATOGA SPRINGS — Clothing and household textiles, electronics and appliances, bicycles and metal objects as well as other items will be collected at the city’s recycling event on Saturday. Citing the city’s “support of responsible recycling” Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly signed a proclamation recognizing Sustainable Saratoga for its efforts by declaring Oct. 20, 2018 to be Saratoga Recycles Day. See Story pg. 12

Aerial view of Camp Boyhaven. Photo provided. See Story pg. 3

N I N J A N AT I O N Local Athletes Excel on National Level by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY

Keegan Daly, with coach Bryce at the National Ninja League Competition where he took first place. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A number of kids from our area are making a name for themselves in the world of Ninja Warrior competitions. One will appear on the reality TV show American Ninja Warrior Jr., and five others will head to the National Ninja League World Finals. Ollie Huss, a fourth grader from Saratoga Springs, is a local TV star now. Huss will be featured in

the inaugural season of American Ninja Warrior Jr., airing Saturdays at 7 p.m. on Universal Kids. On how he was chosen, Huss said this: “they asked a certain amount of people to submit a video to cast on the show and if they got picked, they got a call back telling them they were on the show. The call back for me to be on the show felt really good. Especially knowing that this is something I’ve been dedicating my entire life to,” said the 9-year-old. See Story pg. 42



Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018

Snippets of Life from Your Community

INTERVIEW & PHOTO BY: Thomas Dimopoulos

Who: Tim Davis Where: Tang Museum

Q. Where do you live? A. I live in Tivoli, which is near Kingston and I teach photography at Bard College Q. You’re originally from Saratoga? A. I grew up in Saratoga and went to kindergarten and first grade here. My dad’s always been here so we’ve come back often. My father lives in Saratoga – Peter Davis - a lot of people know him. I’ve also been thinking a lot this week about a Saratoga influence on me. A friend of mine - Ian - was my best friend when I was a little kid. We would go to the Pyramid Mall to see a movie and the music would come on to tell you to go to the concession stand, and he would go: Listen to the bass! He had a Super 8 camera and we would go around town and make films. I was six, seven, eight, nine years old. And we had a band the two of us when we were 12 and 13 years old, which was called Norm McPherson and the Magnets. It was just two of us and neither of us was named Norm McPherson. The films got stolen out of his car when he went to college, but we still have those (music) tapes. He’s now the town supervisor of some little town in Arizona. I’ve been thinking a lot about him, being here putting this work together. Q. You have staged exhibitions across the world and this is your first in Saratoga. What are some aspects of the show? A. This is the first time I’ve ever done a show on a scale of things that aren’t just pictures on a wall that I took. This has a lot more going on: video, sculpture, installation, sound, light comedy grave rubbings – which are grave rubbings of people with funny names. I can’t believe that I spent all this time in the summer doing grave-rubbings of people with funny names. It just seems insane.

Tim Davis poses in front of his

seum. Library of Ideas at the Tang Mu

Q.How would you describe the photographs? A. These are the only photographs I’ve ever made that are planned out. The idea was: If I was to navigate the world by humor, this is how I would do it. We live through humor, we talk and converse, we laugh. But, most of the products of that humor disappear. I decided to start accumulating and keeping track of those jokes by making photographs of them. Tim Davis — “When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas)” A solo exhibition. An opening reception will be held 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Tang Museum, on the campus of Skidmore College. For more information, go to:

Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018


CAMP BOYHAVEN: SOLD Photos provided.

by Marissa Gonzalez Saratoga TODAY

MILTON — On Oct. 8 John Munter Sr. of Munter Enterprises, a family owned construction company, purchased the Camp Boyhaven property from Twin Rivers Council for the asking price of $1 Million. Munter bought the property to give the town of Milton and the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) time to assure the property will remain in public ownership. “John (Munter) came to us and met our criteria for the sale. It was very important for us to maintain green space with the property, so he met that criteria,” said Mark Switzer, CEO of Twin Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America. “Several groups were interested but our number one criteria was to maintain green space with the property,” he added. The Boy Scouts are endowing all of the proceeds from the sale, and interest off the endowment will help maintain their other properties. Munter has been interested in the property since the Town of Milton failed to meet the closing deadline of May 11 set by the Twin Rivers Council. Munter says he has no plans in the meantime for the

property and said that it is not yet open to the public, although conversations have been had between the Milton town Supervisor, Scott Ostrander, over the last month. “I knew that he was interested in purchasing the property a month or two ago about what would be the town’s interest. I said lets do it the right way and we’ll set up a committee, we’ll get together and we’ll figure out costs, what its going to cost the town and they can get back to me and the board and it will have to go to a permissive referendum, then we’ll go from there,” Ostrander said. Munter also said that he has had conversations with the DEC. “I feel it’d be nice if the town at least took a portion of this property and maybe a balance of it could pin point it towards DEC,” Munter said. Ostrander estimates the acreage that the town could potentially own would be roughly 30 to 40 acres of the 297-acre property. “It’s mixed emotions, there’s a lot of families and a lot of scouts that enjoyed the property over the years and so we’re sad that its no longer a scout camp but looking towards the future, it really establishes a great opportunity for the council to provide for our new families,” Switzer said.



Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018

Saratoga City Center Launches New Website Locally Owned & Operated PUBLISHER/EDITOR Chad Beatty | 518-581-2480 x212 GENERAL MANAGER Robin Mitchell | 518-581-2480 x208 MARKETING DIRECTOR Chris Bushee | 518-581-2480 x201 ADVERTISING Jim Daley | 518-581-2480 x209 Cindy Durfey | 518-581-2480 x204 DISTRIBUTION Kim Beatty | 518-581-2480 x205 Carolina Mitchell | Magazine DESIGN Kacie Cotter-Sacala Newspaper Designer, Website Editor Morgan Rook Advertising Production Director and Graphic Designer Marisa Scirocco Magazine Designer EDITORIAL Thomas Dimopoulos 518-581-2480 x214 City, Crime, Arts/Entertainment Marissa Gonzalez | 518-581-2480 x206 News, Business, Letters to the Editor Lori Mahan | 518-581-2480 x203 Education, Sports Anne Proulx | 518-581-2480 x252 Obituaries, Proofreader

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs City Center has announced the launch of its newly revamped website. The redesigned website offers access to venue information for planners, trade show vendors and event attendees. The website also has a comprehensive governance section with current and historical City Center Authority annual reports,

budgets, monthly agenda and meeting minutes. Saratoga Springs City Center’s new website will be updated on a regular basis with a calendar detailing events for a 6-month period, a gallery of event images, social media and governance information. The new website is live, and is located at the same address: www.

Jeff and Heath Ames, owners of Cantina Restaurant, were awarded with this year’s Outstanding Parents Award at the Dish It Out benefit for the Capital Region office of The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The event raised over $50,000 to support free educational programs here in the Capital Region to protect children against online and offline predators. To find out more visit Photo provided.

Glens Falls Hospital, Albany New Book Geared Towards Med, Take First Steps Toward Strategic Affiliation Children Battling Cancer GLENS FALLS – On Oct. 17, Glens Falls Hospital and Albany Med announced that they have begun a process designed to lead to better coordination of care for residents of Warren and Washington counties and greater operational efficiency for both organizations. The goal is to ensure that the Glens Falls region continues to have access to the highest quality care, as well as expanded access to

specialty care services. The agreement, adopted by the governing boards of both organizations, will help better coordinate and integrate clinical services and identify operational efficiencies between Glens Falls Hospital, the leading local health care provider, and Albany Med, the regional tertiary care center. Glens Falls Hospital, which has long been a partner in care with Albany Med, joins Saratoga Hospital and Columbia Memorial Hospital in a system that will now total 1,507 beds, almost 60,000 surgical cases and nearly 2.5 million outpatient visits annually.

CLIFTON PARK — Local award-winning author, Janine De Tillio Cammarata released her fifth book on Sept. 21. The Puzzle Quests: Saving Atlantis is the second in this series for kids from ages eight to 12. Cammarata’s book release beach party will be held on Dec. 2, beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Cammarata will share her inspiration for this story and collaborate with participating children to write their own ministory based on Rose’s adventures. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite beach towel.

A book signing will follow with refreshments courtesy of The Friends of the Clifton ParkHalfmoon Public Library. Cammarata brings her passion for writing and her mission for helping children battle cancer together in this series that softens the harshness of reality by weaving fantasy with real life situations. This book is a fictionalized fantasy about her boys at ages ten and twelve. She vaguely touches on her son’s illness, but focuses on encouraging deep friendships, strong values, and hope for children struggling through life’s hardships.

Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018


Nicholas A. Bliek, age 26, Ballston Spa, was charged Oct. 14 with criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th- misdemeanor.

Jay F. Waldron, age 48, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 12 with assault in the 3rd degree/intent physical injury- misdemeanor.

Alicia N. Wilmot, age 28, Gansevoort, was charged Oct. 12 with criminal mischief 4th degree/prevent assistance- misdemeanor.

Kazmere T. Wheelings, age 21, Schenectady, was charged Oct. 11 with obstructing governmental administration second- misdemeanor.

Kevin D. Germain, age 59, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 14 with criminal tampering in the third degreemisdemeanor; trespass.

William J. Hoffay, 44, of Averill Park, pleaded Oct. 15 to felony burglary charges in connection with incidents in Saratoga Springs, Ballston and Stillwater. Sentencing scheduled Jan. 7.

Asa D. Connell, age 22, Saratoga Springs was charged Oct. 11 with criminal mischief fourth degree/intent damages prop- misdemeanor.

Autumn R. Keefe, age 19, Rutland, Vermont, was charged Oct. 10 with criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th- misdemeanor.

Peter J. Avramis, age 32, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 11 with unauthorized use of a vehicle third/no consent- misdemeanor.

Jarren J. Fitzgerald, age 24, Rutland, Vermont, was charged Oct. 10 with criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th- misdemeanor; criminal possession of marijuana 5th degree- misdemeanor.

Yaitza E. Rivera-Vazquez, age 35, Schenectady, was charged Oct. 14 with menacing 3rdmisdemeanor; criminal possession of a weapon 4th degree- misdemeanor. Kiernan H. Mack, age 22, Schenectady, was charged Oct. 14 with obstructing governmental administration second- misdemeanor. pl 205.30- resisting arrest- misdemeanor. Mark B. Baldwin, age 29, Ballston Spa, was charged Oct. 14 with aggravated driving while intoxicated- felony as a 2nd offense; unlawfully driving on or across sidewalk; improper lane use; equipment; leaving the scene of an auto accident. Thomas B. Lang, age 42, Greenfield Center, was charged Oct. 14 with criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th- misdemeanor. Renee V. Keeler, age 34, Ballston Spa, was charged Oct. 13 with speeding; fail to keep right; unsafe lane change; driving while intoxicatedmisdemeanor; aggravated driving while intoxicated- misdemeanor.

Jesse R. Hammons, 64, and Jody L Boozell, 54, both of Atlanta, Georgia, were each charged with multiple felony counts and misdemeanor of criminal possession of a controlled substance, as well as the felonies: criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of a firearm. Michael P. Mills, 32, of Cavendish, Vermont was charged Oct. 9 with making a terroristic threat, a felony. Mills is accused of calling the Saratoga County Sheriff ’s office and stating he was “coming to the facility to shoot a member of the department,” and making further statements that he would “shoot up everyone,” according to the sheriff ’s office. Members of the Saratoga County Sheriff, Criminal Investigation Unit, took custody of Mills at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield, Vermont. He was transferred to Milton Town Court where he was arraigned and was sent to jail in lieu $10,000 cash or 20,000 bond.

Hemraj D. Singh, age 19, Schenectady, was charged Oct. 11 with obstructing governmental administration 2nd- misdemeanor; unlawful fleeing police officer in motor vehicle 3- misdemeanor; reckless driving- misdemeanor; driving while intoxicatedmisdemeanor; speeding posted zone- 3 counts.

Javonte J. Johnson, age 21, Hiram, Georgia, was charged Oct. 9 with criminal possession of a forged instrument first- felony; grand larceny third degree- felony. Kallie A. Loving, age 29, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 9 with offering a false instrument for filing first- felony; grand

larceny fourth degree/ exceeds $1,000.00- felony; welfare fraud in the fifth degree- misdemeanor. Joseph A. Romero, age 19, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 6 with criminal contempt second degree/disobediencemisdemeanor; unlawful possession of marijuana. Alexander V. Thomson, age 29, Glens Falls, was charged Oct. 6 with unlawful possession of marijuana. Michael C. Abrahamson, age 29, Hudson Falls, was charged Oct. 6 with unlawful possession of marijuana; criminal possession of a controlled substance 7thmisdemeanor/ 4 counts. D. Freedman, age 29, Greenfield Center, was charged Oct. 6 with driving while intoxicated2nd offense- felony; failed to stop at stop sign- 3 counts; refuse pre-screen test.

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Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018

Raoul Joseph Gagné

George Edward Keehan

Roberta Grace Lavallee

Thomas Eugene Tunney

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Raoul Joseph Gagné passed away October 8, 2018. A celebration of Raoul’s life, loves, humor and the New York Yankees will follow at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of the Buke Funeral Home of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518-584-5373). Online remembrances may be made at

LONDONDERRY, NH — George Edward Keehan passed away on October 10, 2018. Calling hours were on Oct. 17, 2018 at Burke & Bussing Funeral Home, Saratoga Springs with a funeral service following. Burial with military honors was at Greenridge Cemetery after the service. Online remembrances may be made at

BALLSTON SPA — Roberta Grace Lavallee, 72, died on Tuesday, October 10, 2018. Relatives and friends were invited to an hour of visitation on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Burke & Bussing Funeral Home, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Burial was private. Online remembrances may be made at

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Thomas Eugene Tunney died on October 14, 2018. There will be no services. In memory, donations may be sent to the Catholic Worker: 36 East First Street, NY, NY10003. Arrangements under the direction of Burke Funeral Home, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Visit

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Kevin Brady, 64, passed away on October 12, 2018. Calling hours were Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at Burke Funeral Home, North Broadway (518-584-5373). A Mass of Christian Burial was Thursday, October 18, 2018, St. Clement’s Church, Lake Ave. Burial followed at Greenridge Cemetery, Lincoln Ave. Online remembrances may be made at

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Diana Lee Willard SARATOGA SPRINGS — Diana Lee Willard passed away September 23, 2018. She was born February 13, 1955. Services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Homes Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518-584-5373). Online remembrances may be made at

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Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018

Farmers' Market Customer Appreciation Day SARATOGA SPRINGS — Oct. 24 is Farmers’ Market Customer Appreciation Day! The Saratoga Farmers’ Market at High Rock Park in Saratoga Springs will host Customer Appreciation Day from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. The farmers’ market is 'thank you' for the support this season with sales, specials, and freebies! Patrons can also enjoy tastings and samples throughout the market, live music, and free children's activities.


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Haunted Saratoga Ghost Tours SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Haunted Saratoga Ghost Tours are 90-minute walking tours at an easy pace that take you on a journey to learn about Saratoga spirits who have appeared in the area over the past few centuries. Many of the spirits have been subjects of books and television shows like Ghost Hunters. These are family-friendly tours. Be ready to experience dramatic re-enactments, learn fascinating historical facts, and hear captivating stories. Tours are held every Friday

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Regional YMCA is hosting a safe and friendly Trunk Or Treat event at the Saratoga Regional YMCA located at 290 West Ave. Admission is free. The YMCA is

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and Saturday evening at 7 p.m. now through Nov. 4. Admission

is $20. Tours will take place at Congress Park and on Broadway.

looking for more volunteers to decorate their cars. Prizes will be awarded to the most creatively decorated vehicles! Please register in advance at the front desk, online or call 518-583-9622, ext. 124.



Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018

2018 Showcase of Homes People’s Choice Award Winner Photos by Randall Perry Photography







The area’s premiere new home tour, the 2018 Saratoga Showcase of Homes, is proud to announce the three coveted “People's Choice" Award winners as voted on by the public who visited these homes over three weekends in September. Congratulations to the “People’s Choice" winner’s: Classic Home: Kodiak Construction Executive Home: Malta Development Luxury Home: The Form Collaborative

This was the first showcase event for both Kodiak Construction and The Form Collaborative. Malta Development is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, and the showcase home was in their Lakeview Landing subdivision. The 2018 Saratoga Showcase of Homes was presented over three weekends: September 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30. This year’s edition had 13 locations from 12 of our area’s finest builders on display in Saratoga County. Over 3,500 hundred people

toured these new homes. To learn more about the builders and the event or take a virtual home tour of all the showcase houses, please visit the website at www. Celebrating its 23rd year, this annual community event has contributed over $1.1 million dollars to our local charities. Proceeds from the Showcase of Homes will once again benefit Rebuilding Together Saratoga County (www. rebuildingtoget hers aratoga. org) and Habitat for Humanity

of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties ( The donation amount from this year’s event will be announced next month. For more details on the recently concluded 2018 Saratoga Showcase of Homes event, please visit the website. The Saratoga Builders Association, Inc. (SBA) is a specialized professional trade association representing an industry basic to the wellbeing and economy of the people of Saratoga County. Its membership

includes residential and commercial builders, developers, remodelers, building material suppliers, sub-contractors, financial institutions, architects, engineers, realtors, attorneys and other industry professionals. SBA is committed to the continued growth, prosperity and quality of life in Saratoga County. For more information, please visit their website at or contact Barry Potoker, Executive Director at 518.366.0946 or

Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018


The Saratoga Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan

by Marissa Gonzalez Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA — A year and a half ago the Town of Saratoga received a $25,000 Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) grant award from New York State to study the state of agricultural in the town and establish a plan that advances and protects the agricultural resources. In September, the town formally put out the executive summary of the findings and what they plan to do next. This is the first time a plan has been devised focusing exclusively on agriculture. “Once the grant was approved we then formed a sub-committee of around 18 people and we started meeting on a monthly basis,” Thomas Wood said. Wood is the Supervisor of the Town of Saratoga and a member of this committee, which he called the agriculture and farmland protection plan committee. “Agriculture has always been a critical part of the Town of Saratoga and the changes that are happening in the town are reflective of the same changes that are happening in many other communities… We wanted to see what steps, we as a town government, could do

to encourage and enhance the current agricultural enterprises and support them in any way that we could,” he added. The summary outlines benefits of agriculture in the town, one key benefit noted the benefit to the local tax base stating that “studies have repeatedly shown that farms pay more in taxes than they receive in services, keeping property taxes low for other property owners in the town.” Other benefits include the economic, health and tourism impact in the community. The summary also projected the population of Saratoga to grow from 5,674(2010) to 6,130 by 2030. The prediction indicates that the demand for additional housing will likely continue and result in the conversion of agricultural lands to residential uses in the rural district unless there are more effective strategies in place to protect agriculture. Actions recommended by the committee include a revision to the definition of “farm” and change it to “farm operation” as well as adding other terms in the definitions in the zoning code to be more inclusive of contemporary farm life and agri-business. The town would

also like to establish a permanent agricultural advisory committee that will provide the support to the agriculture community. “Some of the other things would be more time consuming. They will require action by the NYS legislature and will require a state law change. For example, to get an agricultural assessment exemption you have to have a farm of less than seven acres and you have to generate $50,000 a year in

annual gross sales of agricultural products, but if your farm was 10 acres or more you would need to generate only $10,000,” Wood said. Wood expects to see action by the first of the new year. “We’re in the process now. We had a formal public hearing last night (Oct. 3) and for the last couple months at our town board meetings we’ve had discussions about it and reviewed it. At our November meeting we will have another

public hearing and then subject to the input that we receive at the November meeting we will either adopt it at the meeting or make additional changes and then maybe adopt it at the December meeting,” Wood said. “It is a plan, it is not law, but coming from the plan are the suggestions for the steps and the things that the town needs to do that can enhance the agriculture industry,” he added.



Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018

Safe Harbour Summit will Address Human Trafficking on a Local Level Photos provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 4th Annual Safe Harbour Summit will be held at Skidmore College on Friday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It is geared towards organizations and agencies that have a likelihood of coming in contact with youth who are at risk of being trafficked. This year’s conference focuses on the medical side of human trafficking such as health care professionals, and those who may play a role in identifying trafficking and treating resulting conditions caused by trafficking. The Safe Harbour: NY program supports counties in developing their capacity to identify youth who have been trafficked, sexually exploited, or are at risk of victimization, and to meet identified service needs of these youth. The summit is made available through a Safe Harbour grant from the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), and a partnership between the Saratoga County Department of Social Services, Saratoga Center for the Family, and CAPTAIN Community Human Services. In an effort to have their physical, mental and emotional needs met, youth with past trauma and vulnerability to trafficking or at-risk of being trafficked often

Keynote speaker at the 4th annual Safe Harbour Summit, Jasmine Grace.

come in contact with a wide array of medical professionals. These types of interactions can offer both a opportunity to limit the risk for this vulnerable population of becoming trafficked and increase the ability to identify those at high risk of being trafficked. Aimed at educating, informing, raising awareness, and taking steps to prevent and stop trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of youth, the summit will also familiarize attendees with victim resources and services. “We hope you are able to join us for what promises to be

The 4th Annual Safe Harbour Summit will be held at Skidmore College on Friday, October 26.

“After hearing from our presenters, we feel confident you will know what to look for and who to contact should you encounter a youth who has been trafficked.” an up-close and personal look at how we recognize and respond to youth we suspect are being trafficked or at risk of being trafficked,” stated John Kelly, Law Enforcement Coordinator at Saratoga Center for the Family and Safe Harbour Coordinator. “After hearing from our presenters, we feel confident you will know what to look for

and who to contact should you encounter a youth who has been trafficked,” he added. Speakers for the event include Jasmine Grace, the author of “The Diary of Jasmine Grace,” a true story of her life that sheds light on understanding the manipulation and mental programming involved in commercial sex; Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH,

Executive Director of HEAL Trafficking and an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston; and lastly, Dina McManus, LCSW-R, who has been a therapist in the field of sexual abuse and trauma for nearly 20 years; she is currently the Director for Clinical Services of LaSalle School’s Specialized Treatment Services Program. For more information, please contact John Kelly, Law Enforcement Coordinator at Saratoga Center for the Family, at 518-587-8008, ext. 321, or jkelly@

Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018


On Sunday, a Saratoga Springs Tradition Continues with Walk to Feed The Hungry by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A tradition that began with a single event 49 years ago in Bismarck, North Dakota will be continued this weekend when the Spa City joins 1,000 communities across the U.S in Saratoga’s annual CROP Hunger Walk. CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. The mission: building a world where there is enough for all. Recently, CWS has assisted rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of an earthquake in Haiti, is helping provide shelter, water and basic supplies following the Central Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami and is involved in getting families the supplies they need in U.S. regions devastated by hurricanes Florence and Michael. Former Saratoga Springs Mayor Ken Klotz says the annual Crop Hunger Walk has been going on in the Spa City for nearly 40 years. The walk is free to attend, and donations are accepted. Klotz says the purpose of the walk is two-fold: to raise funds to combat hunger, as well as to bring public awareness to the issue. CROP began in 1947 with a primary mission to help Midwest farm families share their grain with hungry neighbors

in post-World War II Europe and Asia. The interfaith CROP Hunger Walk first took place Oct. 17, 1969 when a thousand people in Bismarck, North Dakota raised $25,000 to help stop hunger. In 2017, 900 Crop Walks were held across the country, 107,000 people participated and $9 million was raised. The Saratoga Springs walk takes place Sunday, Oct. 21. Walkers will meet at the Spirit of Life Statue in Congress Park. Registration is 12:30 p.m. and the walk begins at 1:15. For more information go to or call 518-587-1534.



Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018

SARATOGA RECYCLES DAY 2018 Electronics, Appliances, Metals & Other Objects Collected

continued from front page... Sustainable Saratoga hosts its second Saratoga Recycles event from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 in the SPAC parking lot, on the west side of Route 50. Everyone is welcome and there will be a $5 entrance fee per vehicle. Sustainable Saratoga’s initial Recycles Day in 2017 collected more than 11,000 pounds of textiles, at least 80 bikes, and several tons of scrap metal, according to the organization. New this year: household TVs and monitors can be recycled for an additional fee of $20 each, which helps offset costs incurred by Sustainable Saratoga to get these items properly recycled. Please visit the website for complete details at www. zero-waste/recycles-day. Sponsored by Sustainable Saratoga. Map of material collection stations for Saratoga Recycles Day 2018 in the SPAC parking lot on Saturday. Image provided.

Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018


Code Blue Sets Shelter Setup Date Preps for Winter Season, Seeks Volunteers by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The work will begin one week from Sunday - at 1 p.m. on Oct. 28, at the Soul Saving Station Church on Henry Street, where the city-based emergency shelter will be preparing for the start of the winter season. Last year, the shelter was open 162 nights, served more than 8,000 meals, and hosted, on average, 40 overnight visitors per night signifying the largest number of overnight stays and meals served since the shelter began operating in December 2013. Filled to capacity on a number of nights, the Henry Street Church space was supplemented by Presbyterian

New England Congregational Church on Circular Street, which housed an additional 13 overflow average nightly guests. Shelters of Saratoga, which oversees the Code Blue program, had hoped to have a permanent shelter in place this winter. In early 2017, local business owner Ed Mitzen, and his wife Lisa, announced they would pay for the costs of a new, permanent Code Blue homeless shelter to be built on the current Shelters of Saratoga property on Walworth Street, but a group of area residents fought the proposed development citing potential zoning code conflicts. Last month, Saratoga County Supreme Court Judge Robert Chauvin ruled in favor of the Franklin Street residents and

a potential permanent venue remains in limbo. The shelter operates from November until April when the temperature drops below 32 degrees or more than 12 inches of snow is predicted. The shelter setup will take place 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28 and will include setting up cots and the kitchen at Soul Saving Station on 62 Henry St. as well as moving cots, blankets and supplies to the Presbyterian New England Congregational Church. For more information or to volunteer at Code Blue Saratoga, go to:, or contact Code Blue Saratoga Director Cheryl Ann Murphy-Parant at 518-812-6886, or cmurphyparant@



Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018


Nominations Open for Joseph Dalton Community Service Award

Todd Shimkus, President of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce THROUGHOUT 2018, we have been celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Saratoga County Chamber. Knowing this significant milestone anniversary was coming, our volunteer Board of Directors and professional staff began thinking of ways to celebrate early in 2017. This process, in fact, began with some research and an effort to learn more about what the Chamber had done to positively impact our community from 1918 until today. As you might expect, we quickly found that the Chamber’s membership, influence and impact grew significantly starting in 1970 with the hiring of Joseph Dalton as President of the Chamber. His leadership, passion and

commitment as the head of the Chamber for 40 years was pivotal in revitalizing Saratoga Springs and establishing Saratoga County as one of the best places to live, work and play in all the world. Even after his retirement, Joe Dalton continued his service to the community helping to lead the Saratoga 150 celebration and as the Chair of the Saratoga Springs City Center’s Board of Directors. He has also been a tremendous mentor to me and everyone on our professional staff visiting with us and always being accessible when we’ve needed advice or counsel. So we recognized that a celebration of the Chamber’s 100th anniversary had to include a special recognition of the person who led the organization for 40 of those years. That’s how we arrived at the creation of the Joseph Dalton Community Service Award. The creation of this award by a unanimous vote of our Board of Directors in 2017 was kept a secret. We asked our Board and staff initially to offer nominations. We set up a committee from our Board of Directors and they reviewed the nominations and selected the first recipient. The name of the first recipient was also kept a secret, which can be hard to do in this community, by the way.

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And then on Thursday, January 25, 2018, in front of nearly 1,000 guests at our 100th Annual Dinner, we unveiled the decision to create this award. We then invited Joe Dalton and his family to present the first award to Steve “Sully” Sullivan. Now this year, the process is different. We’re opening up the nominations for this award to the community. Like Sully and Joe, the individual must be a person that has been faithful and loyal to the Saratoga County community for a minimum of 25 years. We’re looking for nominations of individuals who have proven by their actions to be honorable,

ready, relevant, innovative and versatile always doing what is right for the community. Those nominated should be “forward deployed” meaning they’ve contributed to the community by volunteering their time, energy and expertise not just their money. Nominations can be made simply by sending an email to by November 1, 2018. In such an email, you should describe what your nominee has done that meets the criteria we just described. Once again, our Board of Directors will form a committee to review EVERY nomination we receive from the community and our members.

This time, we will announce the recipient in December of 2018 and they will be presented with this special award at our 101st Annual Dinner, on Thursday, January 24. But what I like most about this award is that we have now ensured that the amazing work and leadership provided by Joe Dalton to this Chamber and this community in our first 100 years will be recognized and remembered for the next 100 years and beyond. And yes, for those who know Joe, the award itself includes a handwritten note from Joe Dalton in green pen on a yellow legal pad.

Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018

TOWN OF BALLSTON 16 Carriage Run, $730,000. Craig and Catherine Todd sold property to Richard and Samantha Lagace.


3 Mallard Cove, $350,000. Richard and Margaret Place sold property to Joan and Robert Sonnelitter, Jr.

69 Cornerstone Dr., $264,600. Traditional Builders LTD sold property to Myra Johnson.

135 Thimbleberry Rd., $197,500. David and Barbara Unger, Melissa Krause and Beth Krueger sold property to Aaron Peek.

87 McMaster St., $278,000. Gregory and Tara Vukelic sold property to Robert Tole.

417 Route 67, $66,500. US Bank Trust (as Trustee) sold property to Sukhdev Singh.

12 McLean St., $130,000. Kathleen Kuznia sold property to John and Leta Betor.

59 Arrow Wood Place, $165,000. Patricia Fogg sold property to Andrea Tabor.

64 Cypress St., $340,320. Heritage Builders Group LLC sold property to Robert and Roberta Hayward.

4 Raspberry Dr., $269,000. David Neun sold property to Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc.

CHARLTON 2190 Route 67, $283,250. Maureen Sauter sold property to Scott Comeau and Charon Feathers. 14 Komar Dr., $187,500. John Keil sold property to Gary Drew.

CORINTH 15 Paris Ave., $136,700. Travis Knutson sold property to Genn Wetherby, Jr. 172 Howe Rd., $176,800. Brenda Beratis sold property to Jared and Brittany Bormann. 138 County Route 10, $16,000. Cynthia Mosher sold property to John Roberts. 19 West Mechanic St., $137,000. Sharon West sold property to Jonah Allen.

GALWAY 5867 Sacandaga Rd., $171,000. Bryan and Carolyn Lafreniere sold property to Kelsey Burke.

GREENFIELD 18 Hemlock Dr., $222,500. Michael and Stephanie Reichart sold property to Kevin Balamut. 28 Pine Robin Rd., $352,400. Rick and Margaret Hakemian sold property to Michael and Janice Skura.

MALTA 4030 Silver Beach Rd., $100,000. Brigitte Bachner and Jeffrey Himmel sold property to Christine Hill.

4 Raspberry Dr., $269,000. Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc. sold property to John Sgambati and Lauren Seward. 116 Old Post Rd., $110,000. Arthur Mayette (by Admin) sold property to Dawn Woznack. 5 Old Chatham Court, $246,000. Heron Creek LLC sold property to Coreen Chamberlain. 29 Burlington Ave., $139,900. Stephen Lewis and Kathleen Fitzgerald sold property to Terry Harlow. 3 Northwoods Dr., $240,000. Shawn McMinn sold property to Kenneth Syzdek.

MILTON 11 Greybirch Trail, $215,000. Christopher and Katelyn Cittadino sold property to William and Susan Schork. 16 Palmer St., $271,500. Richard Crandall and Jill Valle sold property to Jason and Julia Lee. 82 Rowland St., $62,000. Triller Development LLC sold property to Steve Coulombe. 411 Joseph St., $82,500. Carrington Mortgage Services LLC sold property to Stasia Dorynek Dorr. 23 Wyndham Way, $354,000. McPadden Builders LLC sold property to Richard and Susan Giannini. 14 Oakwood Ct., $479,500. Ty and Tina Randall sold property to Jeromie and Christine Cook.

34 River Rock Dr., $258,000. Robin and Thomas Strang sold property to Scott Boykin.



334 Hudson Ave., $210,000. Luigi Sgueglia (by Exec) sold property to Michael Day.

460 Co Rd 68, $400,000. Irish Hill Century Farm LLC sold property to Virginia Brandreth and Arthur Zobel.

53 and 55 Wright Loop, $162,000. Cecelia and Van Campbell sold property to Christopher and Laura Golden.

SARATOGA SPRINGS 8 Curt Blvd., $225,000. Jared Bongo and Marissa Owens sold property to Lisa Grady. 8 Oakbrook Blvd., $300,000. Belmonte Properties LLC sold property to David and Margaret DePaulo. 70 Railroad Place, Unit 205. $475,000. Jeanne Bowman sold property to Merlyn and Anita Sampels (as Trustees). 268 Broadway, Unit 409, $860,000. Brian Lee and Patricia Carson sold property to Randall and Roberta Vogt. 8 Winding Brook Dr., $755,000. Michael and Tracy Shannon sold property to Taylor and Amanda Sohns. 97 East Ave., Unit 304, $462,500. Excelsior EastLLC sold property to Aldis Stefansson. 12 Oak Ridge Blvd., Lot 35, $180,000. Oak Ridge Development LLC sold property to Kristy Dolan Tarr (as Trustee). 422 Crescent Ave., $550,000. Elizabeth Kunkel sold property to Louis Torres and Braelin Thornton Torres. 6 Chloe’s Way, $614,983. McKenzie Estates LLC sold property to Martin Gall and Meike Hauschildt. 18 Division St., Unit 504, $725,000. Eric and Chona Miller sold property to Mary Bromm (as Trustee). 61 Newton Ave., $687,500. Merlyn and Anita Sampels (as Trustees) sold property to Alexander Rotolo. 62 North Lane, Unit 2A, $898,500. Moore Hall LLC sold property to Brian Lussier. 300 Caroline St., $328,000. Patrick and Ellen Fitzpatrick sold property to Semenza Contracting Inc.

WILTON 9 Lonsome Pine Trail, $201,027. Lynne Amlaw

15 Lindquist, Jenneifer Teneyck, Bruce Amlaw (Co-Trustees) sold property to Judith Kennedy. 115 Cobble Hill Dr., $599,999. Leslie and Theodore Cervini sold property to Steen Attarian and Mary Falb. 126 Cobble Hill Dr., $617,500. Edward and Kathleen Harkins sold property to Robert and Suzanne Reynen.



Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018

Saratoga WarHorse Expands to Maryland Photos provided.

by Marissa Gonzalez Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga WarHorse Foundation has announced the opening of a third equestrian and learning center at the Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park in Cockeysville, MD. The non-profit has been assisting veterans who suffer from the psychological repercussions of transitioning to civilian life

through equine-assisted therapy since 2013. The Kevin Kamenetz Arena was named in honor of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz who passed away suddenly on May 10. The grand opening was held in May as well, which is military appreciation month. The Kevin Kamenetz Arena adds a third location for Saratoga WarHorse to operate in addition to their current locations in Saratoga Springs and Aiken S.C. “Saratoga WarHorse is so thrilled and honored to have this collaboration with Baltimore

County,” said Bob Nevins, founder of Saratoga WarHorse. “This will ensure that the program will be open to assist more veterans in need,” he added. According to Allison Cherkosly, the executive director of the Saratoga WarHorse, the foundation has seen a lot of veterans come from the Baltimore County Area to the other two facilities. There is also a large veteran population in Maryland. The equine-assisted experience is an immersive program where a handful of veterans participate as a cohort group for a three-day

program of classroom and one-onone ground-based sessions with a horse. The program is free of charge to participants as Saratoga WarHorse is privately funded through donations and assumes the cost of operating the equine programs including the off-site room and board participants. The overall equine operation occupies 12.7 acres including two barns, pasture and paddock space and a 9,600 square-foot arena with classrooms.

Baltimore County executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which is an agreement between two or more parties that express that they work together towards common objective. Per the terms of the MOU, Baltimore County pays no operating costs for the equine program but the county funded the $2.96 Million construction of the equine facility and pays for maintenance and the care and feeding of the rotating herd of horses.

Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018


Saratoga Center for the Family Welcomes New Therapist SARATOGA SPRINGS — Erica Buhler, LCSW, has been hired as a Mental Health Therapist at Saratoga Center for the Family. Erica began her career in human services as a case manager at Unity House of Troy, a human service agency, working with people suffering from severe and persistent mental illness, homelessness, substance abuse issues and HIV/AIDS. Buhler earned both her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from University at Albany in Social Welfare and Social Work respectively. Buhler has worked

as a functional family therapist at Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth. She earned her license and was soon offered a position with St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam as a Psychiatric Social Worker for the children’s mental health unit, eventually being promoted as the outpatient addiction services supervisor. Erica says she focuses on cognitive behavior therapy and solution focused therapy with her clients. To learn about the services offered at Saratoga Center for the Family, visit or call the Center at 518-587-8008.

Julie & Co. Realty Adds Certified Buyer Representative SARATOGA SPRINGS — Lisa M. Licata was recently certified by the State of New York, GCAR and RealNet Learning Services and Don Scanlon, as a CBR (Certified Buyer Representative). She is a New York State Licensed

Associate Broker with Julie and Co. Realty in Saratoga Springs and is now trained in the professional representation of home purchasers. All prospective buyers can contact Lisa M. Licata on her cell phone at

Local Habitat for Humanity ReStore Celebrates a Successful First Year Erica Buhler. Photo provided.

The Breast Center at Glens Falls Hospital Designated as Center of Excellence GLENS FALLS — The Breast Center at Glens Falls Hospital has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, breast MRI, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified

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physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that this facility has achieved high practice standards

in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

MOREAU — Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties’ Southern Adirondack ReStore is celebrating a successful first year and invites the public to check out the in-store promotions during the anniversary sale on Oct. 20. The Habitat ReStore has been a huge asset for the organization and public alike by using the store’s proceeds to construct affordable homes. The Restore is located at

1373 Route 9 in Moreau. The Southern Adirondack ReStore is a home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the general public at a fraction of the cost of retail prices. The ReStore is largely run by volunteers and all proceeds support Habitat’s mission to build affordable housing for families in the community.



Billion Dollar Contribution to New York State Education by Saratoga Casino Hotel

Left to right: Daniel Gerrity, President of Saratoga Casino Hotel; New York State Senator Kathy Marchione; Alex Tucker, General Manager of Saratoga Casino Hotel and New York State Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner. Photo provided.

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Saratoga Casino Hotel reached a monumental achievement in the history of the 77-year-old property: since expanding the harness track into New York State’s debut VLT facility in January 2004, the casino has officially contributed one billion dollars to New York State Education.

Saratoga Casino Hotel contributes 48 percent of their total gaming revenues to New York State Education on a weekly basis, where the funds are then allocated across the region and state accordingly. With only nine gaming facilities across the state that are a part of the New York State Gaming Association, Saratoga Casino Hotel is only the third property to surpass the billion-dollar threshold for education contributions.

“Since opening the doors to our casino in 2004, we’ve worked diligently to develop an historic harness track into a strong entertainment destination for our region and New York State,” said Daniel Gerrity, President of Saratoga Casino Hotel. “This is something we’re very proud of, and we could not have achieved this without the commitment of our team members, unions and trades staff,” Gerrity continued.

Join Santa, Rudolph, Frosty, and more in a day of festive family fun to benefit the thousands of individuals Catholic Charities serves in our community each year.

Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018

Saratoga Springs City School District Parent University Programs SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs City School District continues its communityfocused mission of supporting families and community members through Parent University, a series of free, informative programs. Parent University recognizes that behind each successful student are supportive families, teachers, school staff and community members who actively participate in a student’s education. Upcoming programs include: • Tuesday, October 23: “Why Kids Give Up Too Easily, Lack Grit and Fail to Take Initiative!” presented by Dr. Cale. This program will be held in the Dorothy Nolan Elementary School Cafeteria at 9:30 a.m. Kids today give up when things get tough, choosing the easy path instead. Learn about raising kids with GRIT, which contains the power of resilience, persistence and passion. These tips will teach your kids the value of “giving it your all” in order to reap deep rewards in life. • Tuesday, October 30: “Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Loved Ones” presented by James Shultis. This program will be held in the Maple Avenue Middle School Large Group Instruction room (on

the second floor) at 6:30 p.m. Join our community for a interactive evening to bolster our support for youth who identify as LGBTQ+. Learn about gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and the resources available to ensure youth and their families are supported and connected in their identities and experiences. • Wednesday, November 7: “Right Under Your Nose” presented by the Prevention Council. This program will be held at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Would you know what to look for if you suspected your teen of using drugs or alcohol? Walk through our mock teen room and see if you can spot cause for concern. • Thursday, November 8: Sweethearts and Heroes Parent Program. The parent presentation promises to be as engaging and value packed as the student presentations. The focus is for attendees to gain new perspective on many topics related to technology, cyber bullying, bullying vs. conflict, adolescent brain science and best parenting practices. This program will be held at Lake Avenue Elementary School at 6 p.m.

Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018


SUNY Empire Awarded $120,000 to Support Staff and Faculty Innovations SARATOGA SPRINGS — SUNY Empire State College has earned $120,000 in SUNY funds to support innovations by faculty and professional staff that have the potential to be replicated at college campuses elsewhere within the statewide university system.

Awarded on a competitive basis, approved research projects must enhance, support and extend innovative and collaborative online teaching and learning environments, and also must have the strongest potential to be replicated across SUNY’s 64 campuses.

Fall Family Festival Hosted by Ballston Spa Schools BALLSTON SPA — The district’s Fall Family Festival presented by Ballston Spa National Bank was held on Tuesday, October 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ballston Spa High School cafeteria. This free family-friendly event included various activities organized by student groups and schools, including festive face painting, pumpkin decorating, related games, STEM activities, student fallthemed art displays and more. Free refreshments included apple cider donuts and apple cider donated by Ballston Spa Teachers Association. Also, families enjoyed pizza from Pizza Works between 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for $1.50 a slice. This annual event supported the Ballston Spa Partnership for Innovation in Education Fund thanks to our generous sponsors Ballston Spa National Bank and Ellms Family Farm. Individual donations can still be made via the website. Your donation will

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support the district’s various innovative and mission-related programs including SponsorA-Scholar, STEM enrichment programs, Robotics, Fine and Performing Arts, and the Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School. For more information please contact Madeleine Petraglia at 518-884-7195 ext. 1369 or


Horse Explorers Program SARATOGA SPRINGS — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is presenting an ongoing children’s educational program series called “Horse Explorers.” Recommended for ages 3-6, “Horse Explorers” is a hands-on series intended to creatively educate children about horses

by developing age-appropriate skills in disciplines including art, literacy, science and math. The program will be staffed by the Museum’s professional educators. “Horse Explorers” will take place each Thursday morning through 2018 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. in the Museum’s Horseplay Gallery. Children are free to

attend with a paid accompanying adult. There will be no program on Thanksgiving Day when the Museum will be closed. For more information about “Horse Explorers,” please contact Karen Wheaton at 518-5840400 ext. 118. Please visit www. for additional program updates.

American Legion Invites High School Students to Compete in Speech Contest SARATOGA COUNTY — High school students in Saratoga County have been invited by all local posts of The American Legion to compete in the 50th Annual American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program. The invitation to enter the competition was extended today by Saratoga County Oratorical Chair, William Deuval. The contest for County students has been arranged with the full cooperation of local school officials and the local High School Guidance Offices who will assist with the contest arrangements. The subject in the prepared oration portion of the contest must be about some phase of

the Constitution of the United States, emphasizing the duties and obligations of a citizen to the United States government. The prepared oration must be the original effort of each contestant and must be 8-10 minutes in length. The Saratoga Contest will be held in early December at a school to be announced at a later date. In addition to the awards by winners of the various elimination rounds of competition, college scholarships of $18,000, $16,000, and $14,000 will be awarded to the first through third places in the national finals. Each state winner who competes in the first round of the national contest will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Participants in the second round who do not advance to the national final round will receive an additional $1,500 scholarship. The top three youth orators who have won all previous elimination rounds of the contest will vie for top honors in the national contest in April in Indianapolis. The American Legion will pay the expenses of state winners at the national contest. High school students in Saratoga County who are interested in entering the competition will find complete rules and contest information at your high school Guidance Office. For more information, please visit

Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018


From the Publisher’s Desk...


by Chad Beatty Saratoga TODAY

AS LEAF PEEPERS make their way into the Adirondacks and dropping temperatures remind us of the impending winter freeze, it is time once again for friends and neighbors to take to Facebook and argue about Code Blue. I will begin with a caveat: I live in a log cabin nestled in the woods, far removed from downtown Saratoga Springs or Wilton, so the odds of any Code Blue shelter impacting me are slim. But I am a business owner whose livelihood relies on a vibrant and desirable downtown, so I do have a pony in this race. A quick recap of the issue at hand: We have an increasing number of homeless individuals in 12866; We have dangerously cold winters; A homeless individual did freeze to death in Saratoga Springs; The Code Blue shelter needs a permanent home; Some residents don’t want the Code Blue shelter near their homes or businesses. While It sounds rather straightforward, the roots of this issue run deep, and in all directions. First off, I don’t blame a single individual for not wanting the shelter near their home or business. It is very easy to be a social justice warrior disparaging your fellow Saratogians while typing away at your keyboard in the warm comfort of your living room. However, I bet many of these keyboard warriors have never volunteered at Code Blue, they don’t donate money to Code Blue, and they have never had a conversation with, or bought lunch for, one of our homeless. So, if your compassion for the homeless is limited to internet posts and self-promoting praise, feel free to jump on your keyboard and send me a nasty email. But to those of you who are on the front lines making a difference, my hat

goes off to you. Your selflessness and love are an inspiration for all of us. You are truly impacting lives and making a difference in this world. Some of these individuals are our Code Blue volunteers as well as the Saratoga Street Soldiers, a new local nonprofit group who provide helping hands, compassion and kindness to those in need. Great job to all of you! Back to our Code Blue discussion. I thought it would be useful to start with an understanding of why someone may not want the Code Blue shelter located near their home or business, so I spoke to a few of those individuals and received the following feedback. It all seemed very reasonable to me. 1. They have small children and it would worry them having homeless people walking up and down their street. 2. Many homeless individuals leave waste in areas they frequent. 3. A Code Blue homeless shelter would lower property values. 4. Many of the homeless individuals are mentally unstable. I also had conversations with numerous business owners whose businesses have been negatively impacted by the homeless, and I have personally witnessed homeless people drinking, yelling, changing clothes and leaving garbage throughout downtown and in our parking garages. While these aren’t stereo-typical images of a good neighbor, the Code Blue issue still does need to be resolved before the sub-freezing temperatures arrive. These individuals are our fellow humans. They are someone’s son or daughter; brother or sister and they deserve compassion and love just as you and I do. Unfortunately, I don’t have an answer. My only suggestion is rather than spending

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” -Leo Tolstoy a month debating Code Blue, we spend the year figuring out how to keep people from becoming homeless. But I fear this is a more daunting task than most want to address, for the causes of homelessness are vast and complicated. Some of the more prevalent causes of homelessness: • Alcoholism • Mental illness • Runaway • Poverty • Abuse • Gambling • Unfortunate events • Addiction • Domestic Violence Luckily, I do believe there is a single solution that could address many of these issues and it begins with you and me. And it begins at our dinner tables. The family is the most important social unit of society, yet it is one of the most neglected in recent decades. While families come in all shapes, sizes and colors, there are some common traits that strong families share. As Leo Tolstoy wrote: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” It is our job as parents (and aunts and uncles and grandparents, etc.) to determine how our families turn out. We hold more responsibility than we can imagine, for our actions could affect generations to come.

So, without further ado, here are some of my suggestions for creating happy, healthy and responsible families, and hopefully making a dent in the homeless problem. • Eat dinner as family…as often as possible. • Make family game nights a priority. • Spend less time texting and more time talking. • Shut down all electronics (phones, computers) at a certain time each night. • Focus on your blessings rather than your problems. • Create clear boundaries of what is acceptable. • Hold children, and spouses, accountable for their actions. • Punish with a purpose. • Set high expectations and help them to reach them. • Lead by example. • Praise them when appropriate and discipline them when necessary. • Make the tough decisions. • Treat each other with respect. Good luck in your family journey, and please lend a hand, or a dollar, to our local Code Blue shelter and Saratoga Street Soldiers.




Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018

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Adirondack Christian Fellowship   8 Mountain Ledge, Wilton | 581-587-0623 | Services: Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. Adirondack Friends Meeting 27 Saratoga Avenue, South Glens Falls 518-793-3755 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Assembly of God Faith Chapel 6 Burgoyne Street, Schuylerville | 518-695-6069 Rev. Jason Proctor | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Assembly of God Saratoga 118 Woodlawn Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-6081 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Bacon Hill Reformed Church* 560 Route 32N, Bacon Hill | 518-695-3074 Rev. Janet Vincent | Services: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa 518-885-7312 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Ballston Spa United Methodist Church 101 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa 518-885-6886 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Baha’i Community of Saratoga Springs Saratoga Springs Public Library, Glasby Room 518-692-7694 | 518-885-0876 | 1-800-22UNITE | Public Meetings: 1st Tuesdays 7 p.m. Barkersville Christian Church 7200 Barkersville Road, Middle Grove 518-882-6437 | barkersvillechristianchurch. com Pastor Pat Atwell | Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Bethesda Episcopal Church* 41 Washington St., Saratoga Springs | 518-584-5980 | The Very Rev’d Marshall J. Vang Services: Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. Burnt Hills United Methodist Church* 816 Route 50, Burnt Hills | 518-399-5144 | Pastor Holly Nye Services: Sunday 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Calvary Capital District 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs | Pastor Andrew Holt | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Church of Christ at Clifton Park 7 Old Route 146, Clifton Park 518-371-6611 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church 768 Charlton Road, Charlton | 518-399-4831 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Christ Community Reformed Church 1010 Route 146, Clifton Park | 518-371-7654 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Christ Episcopal Church* 15 West High Street, Ballston Spa 518-885-1031 | Services: Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. Christian Restoration Ministries Saratoga Senior Center: 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs | 518-796-4323 Pastor Pat Roach | Services: Sunday 6:30 p.m. Christian Science Church 107 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-0221 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Community Alliance Church 257 Rowland Street, Ballston Spa 518-885-6524 | Services: 10:30 a.m. Congregation Shaara Tfille* 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-2370 | Services: Monday 7:30 a.m., Thursday 7:30 a.m. Saturday 10 a.m., 3rd Friday Shabbat 7:30 p.m. Corinth Free Methodist Church   20 Hamilton Avenue, Corinth | 518-654-9255, 518-792-0271 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Corinth United Methodist Church 243 Main Street, Corinth | 518-654-2521 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m.

Cornerstone Community Church 100 Saratoga Village Boulevard, #8, Ballston Spa 518-664-5204 | Pastor Frank Galerie Services: Sunday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Community 2001 Route 9, Round Lake 518-877-8506 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 11 a.m.

Perry Road Baptist Church* 150 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs 518-587-0711 | Pastor Thomas Van McClain Services: Sunday 10 a.m. New Life Fellowship* 51 Old Gick Road, ­­Saratoga Springs 518-580-1810 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

Eastern Orthodox — Christ the Savior 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake | 518-212-7845 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Northway Church 770 Pierce Road, Clifton Park 518-899-1200 | Services: 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.

Faith Chapel 6 Burgoyne Street, Schuylerville 518-695-6069 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

Old Saratoga Reformed Church* 48 Pearl Street, Schuylerville Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Saratoga Springs 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-6301 | Services: Sunday Noon

Old Stone Church (American Baptist) 159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa 518-583-1002 | Services: 10:30 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa 202 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa 518-885-8361 | Services: 10:30 a.m. (9 a.m. in July and August) Sunday School: 9 a.m. (all ages) First Presbyterian Church of Ballston Spa 22 West High Street, Ballston Spa 518-885-5583 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Full Gospel Tabernacle 207 Redmond Road, Gansevoort 518-793-2739 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Galway United Methodist Church 2056 East Street, Galway | 518-882-6520 Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. (9 a.m. in July-Aug.) Grace Fellowship Saratoga* 165 High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-691-0301 | Pastor: Mike Adams | Services: Sundays 9, 11 a.m. Greater Grace Community Church 100 Saratoga Village, Building 17, Ballston Spa 518-899-7777 | Pastor David Moore | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Greenfield Center Baptist Church 30 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center 518-893-7429 | Services: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. (all ages) Highway Tabernacle Church 235 Hudson Avenue, Mechanicville 518-664-4442 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Hope Church 206 Greenfield Avenue, Ballston Spa 518-885-7442 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Jonesville United Methodist 963 Main Street, Clifton Park | 518-877-7332 Services: Sunday 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Living Springs Free Methodist Church 59 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs 518-584-1003 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Living Waters Church of God 4330 State Rte 50, Saratoga Springs | 518-587-0484 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Malta Presbyterian Church 118 Dunning Street, Malta 518-899-5992 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Malta Ridge United Methodist Church 729 Malta Avenue Extension, Malta 518-581-0210 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Middle Grove United Methodist Church* 429 Middle Grove Road, Middle Grove 518-581-2973 | Pastor Jason Proctor Services: Sunday 9 a.m. Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 100 Cresent Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-9441 | Rev. Dr. Victor L. Collier Services: 10 a.m.

Olde Liberty Baptist 600 Route 67, Malta | Services: Sunday 10, 11 a.m., and 2 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church* 73 Midline Road, Ballston Lake | 518-399-5713 Services: Saturday 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. Porter Corners United Methodist Church* 512 Allen Road, Porter Corners Service: Sunday 8:45 a.m. Followed by Fellowship Arlene Schmidt, CLM Presbyterian-NE Congregational Church* 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-6091 | Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Quaker Springs United Methodist Church* 466 Route 32, Schylerville 518-695-3101 | Pastor Ben Lalka | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. River of Hope Fellowship 100 Saratoga Village Blvd., Malta Commons, Ste. 3 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 518-584-2375 Services: Saturday: 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7:30, 9, 11 a.m. St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church* 231 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-6122 | Services: Weekdays: 8 a.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday: 8, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Spanish Mass: 1 p.m. St. George’s Episcopal Church 912 Route 146, Clifton Park 518-371-6351 | Services: Saturday 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 , 9, and 11:30 a.m. St. Isaac Jogues RC Chapel 716 Route 9P, Saratoga Lake | 518-813-5090 Father Patrick Rice | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. (Open Memorial Day to winter) St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church* 3159 Route 9N, Greenfield Center 518-893-7680 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church* 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa | 518-885-7411 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m. Sunday 8:30, 10:30 a.m., Noon St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church* 771 Route 29, Rock City Falls | 518-885-4677 | Services: Sunday 8:30 a.m. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 149 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-0904 | Services: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 and 11 a.m. St. Peter Lutheran Church 2776 Route 9, Malta 518-583-4153 | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 1 Grove Street, Schuylerville | 518-695-3918 Rev. Donna J. Arnold | Services: Sunday 8, 9 a.m.

St. Therese Chapel (RC) 1 Wilton-Gansevoort Road, Gansevoort 518-792-2276 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. St. Thomas of Canterbury 242 Grooms Road, Halfmoon | 518-348-0842 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga Abundant Life Church 2 Hutchins Road, Saratoga Springs | 518-885-5456 | Services: Sunday 8:20, 10:30 a.m. Saratoga Chabad 130 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs 518-526-0773 | Saratoga Friends Meeting (Quaker) 571 Route 32, Quaker Springs | 518-587-7477 518-399-5013 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga United Methodist Church* 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 518-584-3720 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga Seventh-Day Adventist Church 399 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-587-6951 | Services: Worship: 11 a.m.; Sabbath School 10 a.m. Schuylerville United Methodist Church 51 Church Street, Schuylerville | 518-695-3101 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Shenendehowa United Methodist 971 Route 146, Clifton Park 518-371-7964 | Services: Sunday 9 and 10:45 a.m. Simpson United Methodist Church 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls 518-885-4794 | Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Soul Saving Station for Every Nation Christ Crusaders of America 62 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs | 518-584-3122 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Starpoint Church 410 21st Century Park Drive, Clifton Park 518-371-2811 | Services: 9, 10:30 a.m. and Noon Stillwater Christian Fellowship Liberty Ridge Farm, 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke 518-288-8802 | Services: 10 a.m. Stillwater United Church (Presbyterian U.S.A.) 747 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater 518-664-7984 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Temple Sinai* 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 518-584-8730 | Shabbat Services: Friday 6 or 8 p.m. (rotating schedule); Saturday 10:30 a.m. Terra Nova Church* 45 Washington St., Saratoga Springs | 518-833-0504 | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. The Salvation Army/ Worship, Service & Community Center 27 Woodlawn Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-1640 | Services: Praise & Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort 518-584-9107 | Rev. Keith Mann | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs* 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs 518-584-1555 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unity Church in Albany 21 King Avenue, Albany | 518-453-3603 Services: Sunday 9, 11 a.m.; Sunday School: 11 a.m. West Charlton United Presbyterian Church 1331 Sacandaga Road, West Charlton 518-882-9874 | Rev. Thomas Gregg | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Wilton Baptist Church 755 Saratoga Road, Wilton 518-583-2736 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m.

Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018 RELIGION


Shabbaton to Explore Mysteries of Jewish Life, Death and the Wolrd Beyond SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE SHABBATON WITH REB SIMCHA RAPHAEL NOVEMBER 2-4 Photos provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Jewish Community Arts, with generous grants from The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York and the Golub Corporation, presents Judaism and the Mysteries of Life, Death, and the World Beyond, a five-part program with Scholar-in-Residence Reb Simcha Raphael, PhD., Friday– Sunday, November 2-4. Each session topic and location of the weekend is separate. The weekend series is a collaboration among Congregation Shaara Tfille, Skidmore Office of Jewish Student Life, Temple Sinai of Saratoga Springs, Congregation Beth Shalom of Clifton Park and Congregation Beth El of Bennington, Vermont, as hosts for this weekend of learning. The community is invited to any one or all of the sessions. We welcome Reb Simcha of Philadelphia to our communities for this Shabbat programming. He is the founding director of DA’AT Institute for Death Awareness, Advocacy and Training. Reb Simcha is Adjunct Professor in Religion at LaSalle University, and is in private practice as a psychotherapist and spiritual director in Philadelphia. Ordained by Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi as a Rabbinic Pastor, he is a member of the Rabbis Without Borders Network and author of Jewish Views of the Afterlife. JCA is grateful for the support of the underwriters of this weekend Shabbaton. Those who have made this possible include Burke Funeral Home, Levine Funeral Home, Lebrake Monuments, Loiselle Memorials, Daughters of Sarah Senior Community and Nursing Home, Albany Jewish Community Center, Schenectady Jewish Community Center, Bread and Torah, Skidmore Office for Jewish Student Life, and Saratoga Jewish Community Arts.

Simcha Rafael, Ph.D. Psychotherapist, Educator, Rabbi, Author


Congregation Beth Shalom, Clifton Park. Services at 7 p.m. Jacob's Deathbed Finale Guidelines from Genesis for Living and Dying This presentation explores deathbed tales at the end of Genesis describing how Jacob and Joseph were "gathered to their ancestors.” We shall discover the wisdom Torah provides for dealing consciously with end-oflife issues in our times and discover Judaism’s wisdom for responding to death and loss with both compassion and unadorned honesty.


Congregation Shaara Tfille, Saratoga Springs. Services at 10 a.m. Hayyei Sarah - From Machpelah to Joseph’s Bones Judaism’s Commitment to Sacred Burial This week’s parasha highlights Abraham buying the Cave of Machpelah for Sarah’s burial. Our dvar Torah shall explore the importance of sacred burial in Jewish tradition, and the connection of the traditional burial of our Biblical ancestors at Machpelah, the burial of both Joseph’s Bones in the land of Canaan, and the consecration of our own community cemetery.

However, today many are unaware of traditional Jewish wisdom on life after death. This presentation explores Judaism’s afterlife teachings, particularly in Jewish mysticism. We endeavor to understand the relevance of these teachings in dealing with the human encounter with death.


Temple Sinai, Saratoga Springs 6:30 p.m. dinner and Havdalah; program from 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m. Reservations for dinner are requested (518 584-8730 option 2). Twilight Between the Worlds: Tales of Ghosts, Wandering Spirits, and Reincarnating Souls As darkness descends, the crack between the worlds becomes apparent. Through the story-telling traditions of Jewish folk religion, we shall enter the invisible worlds populated by ghosts, lost souls, haunting spirits, dybbukim, and heavenly angelic guides.


Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 10 – 11:15 a.m.

Congregation Beth El, Bennington, VT, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Do Jews Believe in Heaven and Hell? Through story-telling, study of mystical Jewish texts, and discussion, we shall learn about little-known Jewish teachings on life after death. Even though Halloween has passed, feel free to come in your favorite “death mask” costume.

Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism Does Judaism believe in the afterlife? Unequivocally, the answer is yes!

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Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018

Dehns Flowers Ready For “Petal It Forward” SARATOGA SPRINGS — Dehn’s Flowers will be hitting the streets of Saratoga Springs and Milton on Wednesday, Oct. 24 to hand out hundreds of flowers to busy commuters to brighten up their week, as part of a national “Petal It Forward” campaign. In partnership with the Society of American Florists (SAF), of which Dehn’s Flowers is a member, the 125-year-old city business is joining more than 200 florists across the country to promote Petal It Forward. According to designer Deb Converse, “our teams will be on the move. The whole idea of Petal It Forward is to get out in the community. It’s so fun to see people’s reactions.” Aside from the value of practicing random acts of kindness, the Petal It Forward campaign was organized in response to

data released by SAF showing the positive emotional benefits of both giving and receiving flowers. With that in mind, Dehn’s will provide an extra bouquet to share with a loved one, coworker or even a stranger. “We see the positive impact day in and day out when we make our flower deliveries,” said Dehn’s spokeswoman Lynn Straight, in a prepared statement. “People love flowers ‘just because’ so we wanted to create random smiles, and give people a chance to do the same for someone else.” “The impact of giving or receiving flowers is powerful and memorable,” said Straight. “It can turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary day.” The main store and greenhouses of Dehn’s Flowers are located at 180 Beekman Street; the company’s Milton satellite branch is located at 15 Trieble Avenue.

A team of Dehn’s Flowers ladies are prepared for giving. Photo provided.

We took a Halloween Candy Poll... what is your favorite ?!

Amanda Barnard Take 5

Amanda Simpson,Jennifer Lamb

Snickers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

compiled and photographed by Marissa Gonzalez.

Leida Medina Jason Medina Lucy Moran

Snickers and Baby Ruth


Almond Joy

Randi Roberts Isaac Rodriguez Candy Corn


Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018


Puzzles Across 1 “Anaconda” rapper Nicki 6 Sizable chunk 10 “Yuck!” 13 Carne follower, in Mexican fare 14 Roll at the airport 15 Former Vietnamese emperor Bao __ 16 Reason kept to oneself 19 Barack Obama, astrologically 20 Old Venetian magistrate 21 Boy in the first family 22 Wig out 25 Country singer Clark 28 Cold weather word 29 Thorny thicket 34 1953 automobile innovation 35 Catch something 38 Put away 39 Some caviar 42 Johnny Olson catchphrase 43 West Indian sorcery 47 Young partner 48 Bum rap 53 Low-cost home loan org. 54 Lug 55 Letters left of center? 58 Leisurely lakeside activity, and a clue for the circled letters 62 “If __ again I meet him beard to beard ... “: Shak. 63 “Yuck!” 64 Whiz 65 Carefree syllable 66 Fun 67 Sarcophagus holder Down 1 Stake-driving hammer 2 Part of a chain 3 Defense acronym 4 Thirst quencher 5 Rattle 6 Bend 7 Slow passage 8 Guitar players, slangily 9 Dust jacket info 10 Safe to put away 11 Encourage to score, as a base runner 12 Brandishes 17 First name in despotism

See puzzle solutions on page 46

See puzzle solution on page 46 18 Zap 22 Set up 23 NYC commuter line 24 Ordinal ending 25 TV sched. uncertainty 26 Aunt with a “Cope Book” 27 Divide 30 El __ 31 Maroon 5 singer Levine 32 Counter square 33 Lake of Lombardy 35 Auto company founder Citro’n 36 Golf bag item 37 Not the best of times 40 Universal donor’s type, briefly 41 Uvula doc 42 “Evita” role

43 Counterbalance 44 Loan officer, e.g. 45 Twain’s New York resting place 46 “Make it snappy!” 49 Country about 12 times longer than its widest point 50 Underwear brand 51 Zero 52 Literary monogram 55 Green attitude? 56 Sound often not allowed? 57 “It __ Right”: 1956 Platters’ hit 59 Lunchbox staple, familiarly 60 Cinephile’s TV choice 61 Tool sometimes used for steering

Writing the Right Word by Dave Dowling

Accuracy in word choice is a key to effective communication. In your daily writing and speaking, try to make sure you use the right word in the right place with the right spelling. By doing so, its effect will affect your communication in a positive way. This quick weekly tip will help you filter the confusion in some of our daily word choices. This Week: Quell, Quench Quell means to pacify, suppress, or put down with force. The new fiscal policies failed to quell the economic fears. Quench means to cool, extinguish, or satisfy. Some people use tea rather than water to quench their thirst. Dave Dowling is the author of The Wrong Word Dictionary and The Dictionary of Worthless Words. Both books are available from many book retailers, and signed copies can be obtained by contacting Dave at



Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018

Halloween Party, Farmers’ Market Style

at High Rock Park Wednesdays | 3 - 6 p.m. Saturdays | 9 - 1 p.m.

Written & Photographed by Pattie Garrett for Saratoga TODAY Visit the Saratoga Farmers’ Market for perfect pumpkins to paint, carve and cook, and to get a sack full of other Halloween treats too! Between now and October 31, come to the market at High Rock Park any Saturday 9 am - 1 pm or Wednesday 3 - 6 pm to pick out products for constructing your own Halloween party, and on Wednesday October 31, come join ours! Halloween’s mascot is the pumpkin, and at the market we celebrate this special squash in fresh baked goods, hot and cold beverages, decorations, dinners and desserts; we even have unique, locally made, pumpkin-spiced marshmallows! The tradition of carving pumpkins dates to Irish immigrants who came to America to escape famine. Legend says that Stingy Jack was a thief and

Trick or Treat! 2017 Halloween Costume Contest winners.

trickster who even fooled the devil into making a promise not to take his soul when he died. The devil kept this promise, but God wouldn’t let an unsavory person like Jack into heaven. With just a burning coal in a turnip to use for a light, Jack’s been roaming the earth ever since. Because of this, children in Ireland put a glowing coal into a carved potato, turnip or beet to frighten away Stingy Jack. Once in America, pumpkins made the perfect lanterns. That is where we get Jack-O’-Lanterns. Big pumpkins make the perfect carved jack-o-lantern, while small sugar pumpkins are delicious for roasting to make puree for pies, dips and pumpkin bread. Save the seeds of either to

sprinkle with your favorite spice and roast as a quick crunchy snack. If a party is on your Halloween schedule, try these tricks for some healthy and unusual treats: Use a small pumpkin or other gourd as a bowl. Fill it with a sweet pumpkin dip accompanied by sliced apples on the side, or try a savory dip or hummus with vegetable sticks. Another fun idea is to make kebabs of fruit, veggies or cured meat and cheese. Stick them in a painted or carved pumpkin. It’ll make a wonderful centerpiece for your party table. And on Halloween itself, come celebrate at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market! Trick-or-treat for candy at the vendors’ booths, win prizes in our costume contest, and paint a pumpkin in a messfree craft! Before heading home, grab some veggies, a delicious prepared dish and a jug of sweet cider for a quick dinner on this spookiest evening of the year.

Crazy Kebab Pumpkins.

Pumpkin Dip

INGREDIENTS: *Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market

• 2 cups confectioner’s sugar

• 16 oz. cream cheese*, softened

• 1 teaspoon nutmeg*

• 2 cups pumpkin puree*

• 1 teaspoon cinnamon*

(see recipe for fresh puree below)

INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Mix together the sugar and spices. Whip together with the cream cheese and pumpkin. 2. Refrigerate until firm. 3. Serve with apple slices* or ginger snaps*. By Nicole Cunningham Furman. Shared by My Saratoga Kitchen Table.

Fresh Pumpkin Puree This year skip the canned pumpkin and make your own pumpkin puree. It’s not as difficult as you might think and it’s delicious. You may never go back to canned.

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cut pumpkin* in half from top to bottom, remove the seeds and pulp. 2. Place the halves cut side down on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Roast until easily pierced, 45 to 60 minutes. Turn over the pumpkin and continue to cook for another 30 minutes. Allow to cool enough to handle.

3. Scoop out the flesh and puree in a food processor. 4. Drain puree in fine mesh strainer over a bowl for 1 hour or more. Note: It will keep in the refrigerator for up to four days. It also freezes nicely for future use.



Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018

A Single Serving

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY


my Foodie Friends. The focus and awareness of single servings has been on the rise. Factors and benefits such as convenience, freshness, and dietary awareness have a major appeal to everyday consumers. Now more then ever individuals are placing importance on elements such as convenience and dietary awareness. Everyone ranging from busy families on the go to people dealing with the everyday chaos of life can take advantage of the handiness that single-serve products provide! Single-serve cooking can assist with the emphasis being placed on leading healthier lifestyles. Single-serve products provide the health and wellness many are looking for. Portion and calorie control are much easier for on-the-go consumers to calculate, which offers convenience. The Ramekin is an item we sell at Compliments to the Chef that can help you with your quest for single servings. What, exactly, is a “ramekin?” A ramekin is a small, single-serving sized small mould or dish, traditionally round with a fluted exterior, in which ramekins or other individual portions of food, such as soufflés or mousses, are baked and served;

(also) a small container for an individual serving of sauce. Typically made of ceramics, ramekins are small bowls that are often associated with custard desserts. Yet there are a wide variety of uses for ramekins in your kitchen. They can be used to mix a small amount of ingredients, hold snacks or serve dips and salsas. You can also use ramekins to bake many different foods -- from sweets to main dishes. This is particularly beneficial if you’re watching your weight because eating from these small bowls will help you manage portion size, a key component in controlling caloric intake. There are so many uses for a ramekin. Here are a few: You can bake eggs in a ramekin. Eggs have been put on the bad food list in the past, but the truth is that they are a good protein option for starting your day. The cholesterol in eggs is in the yokes, so if that’s a concern you can always use just egg whites. Use ramekins to bake eggs as an alternative to the typical fried or scrambled eggs. Just crack an egg into a ramekin coated in nonstick cooking spray, pour one tablespoon of low-fat milk over it and season as desired. Try adding shredded low-fat cheese or Canadian bacon. You can also put vegetables like spinach, tomatoes or diced peppers on the bottom of the ramekin before adding the egg. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes at 375 degrees F. The temperature of the egg should reach 160 degrees F, according to safety guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Bread pudding is usually a decadent dessert, but you can fit it into your healthy diet. Using your favorite bread pudding recipe and preparing it in ramekins allows you to have a small single serving, keeping calories under control. You can also experiment with swapping some of the ingredients

to boost nutritional value. For example, use whole wheat bread and low-fat milk instead of white bread and heavy cream or whole milk. Recipes like the pear bread pudding featured in “The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook” uses these substitutes as well as several spices to make a healthier, flavorful dish. Mini pot pies and meatloaves: Portion control and attractive food presentation are both advantages you’ll get when preparing main dishes in ramekins. Serving a personal pot pie or meatloaf to your family will likely be a hit, especially for kids. You can still prepare your recipes for these classics as usual and then divide the prepared food among the ramekins before baking. You may need to cut down the amount of your original recipe, however, if you plan to use only a few ramekins. If you’re concerned about grease filling up the ramekins when cooking mini meatloaves, try placing a piece of bread -- preferably somewhat stale or toasted -- in the bottom of the dish. The bread will absorb a large amount of the grease. It will also help to use leaner ground beef; try to use 90 to 93 percent lean. Fruit desserts: Ramekins are ideal for many classic desserts, such as custards, mousses and even mini baked cheesecakes. They also work well for baking individual fruit desserts, such as crisps and cobblers. Crisps use a topping primarily made with dried oats while cobblers are flour based. An additional advantage to preparing desserts this way is that you can use a variety of fruits to prepare several

h c n Lu FRIDAY

MAC N CHEESE RAMEKINS INGREDIENTS: (Serves 4) • 1½ cups dry macaroni • 2 tbsp butter • 2 tbsp flour • 1 cup whole milk • ½ cup grated mozzarella • ½ cup grated cheddar

• 1/3 cup parmesan • salt and pepper, to taste • 2 tbsp melted butter • 1/3 cup bread crumbs • ¼ cup grated cheddar • 1 tbsp parsley

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Cook the macaroni according to package instructions. Drain, rinse and set aside. 2. In a saucepan, on medium heat, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour until smooth. This creates a roux. Continue to whisk it for a minute. 3. While whisking, slowly pour in the milk. Once smooth add the cheeses, salt and pepper. Stir until smooth. 4. In a large bowl, mix the macaroni with the cheese different crisps or cobblers at once. One of our favorite uses for ramekins is for single servings of mac n cheese recipe. Mac n cheese is down home comfort food and it makes you feel all warm and cozy. These little ramekins are ideal for individual servings of mac n cheese. I love the whole experience – I hold the ramekin as I scoop some out and I feel the warmth of it since it just came out of the oven. I scoop in and get a large spoonful of cheesy goodness. Along with the cheesy inside there is this crunchy and


sauce until all the noodles are evenly coated in some sauce. 5. Grease 4 ramekins. Scoop the mac and cheese equally among the ramekins. 6. In a small bowl mix the melted butter and bread crumbs together until it is a dry, crumbly texture. Stir in the ¼ cup of grated cheddar and parsley. Spread the crumb topping evenly across the mac and cheese. 7. Bake in a 3500F oven for 12-14 minutes. crumbly topping that might even be the best part of the dish. Here is the recipe - Amazing I tell you!! Stop by Compliments to the Chef located at 33 Railroad Place in Saratoga Springs to pick up an array of sizes of ramekins and cool tools to assist you with your culinary needs. Enjoy those ridiculously delicious single serving creations. Remember my Foodie Friends: “Life Happens in the Kitchen.”

Take Care, John & Paula

Office for the Aging Lunch Program Served at the Saratoga Senior Center TUESDAY




• Tuna Salad on Wheat • Marinated Green Beans • Coleslaw • Peaches

• Chicken Cacciatore • Seafood Newburg over Rice • Pasta with Sauce • Carrots • Wax Beans • Dinner Roll • Yogurt • Mandarin Oranges





• Mac and Cheese • Stewed Tomatoes • Brussels Sprouts • Plum Fruit

• Meatloaf with Gravy • Mashed Potatoes • Broccoli • Chocolate Pudding & Whipped Topping

Menu Subject to Change. Coffee, tea and butter are served daily. The suggested contribution is $2/meal. There is a $6 fee for guests under the age of 60. Please make checks payable to: Northeast Dining and Lodging, c/o Saratoga County Office for the Aging, 152 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020



Book Themed Pumpkin Decorating Contest Ballston Spa Public Library will hold a book themed pumpkin decorating contest. Entries will be accepted from October 2 – 30. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 31. Feel free to be as creative as you want with paint and glued objects, but please no carved pumpkins. There will be 3 age categories: ages 5-10, 11-15 and 16 – 100. Pick up any sized pumpkin, your favorite book character and get creative. Ballston Spa Public Library is located at 21 Milton Ave., (RT 50). For more information stop in, call 518-8855022 or visit Dan Provost Memorial Walk for Awareness and Recovery A 1.5-mile family-friendly walk around the Skidmore Campus on October 27. Registration, games and activities begin at 10 a.m., walk at 11 a.m. Suggested individual donation of $10 and family donation of $20. Dan Provost lived his entire life in Saratoga Springs and passed away in 2014, at age 23 of a drug overdose, after struggling for several years with substance use disorder. The purpose of this Memorial Walk is to remember lives taken too soon, raise awareness of addiction, educate the community about recovery services, and celebrate those living in recovery. Proceeds of this event will benefit Recovery Advocacy in Saratoga (RAIS) and the Healing Springs Recovery Community & Outreach Center. Register: Facebook Event Page: Dan Provost Memorial Walk or www.zippyreg. com?event=1147 Soupapalooza Area restaurants will compete at Scotch Hill Farm in Cambridge during ACTT Naturally’s “Soupapalooza” on Saturday, October 27 from 4 - 7 p.m. The soup competition will benefit ACTT Naturally, a Thoroughbred rescue and re-training operation that also provides unique healing programs for veterans and their

families, women and teens. This is a family friendly event, with a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and a demonstration in ACTT Naturally’s unique training program with former race horses. Tickets are available for pre-purchase online at for $25 or $35 the day of the event. For more information, call Rachel Barkley at 315-952-5584, or visit www. Arts, Crafts, and Gifts Fair Seeking Vendors On Saturday, November 3 from 9 a.m. – 3p.m. crafters and artisans of handmade items are being sought and vendors of manufactured merchandise will be considered on a juried basis for this lovely event at the Malta Community Center, located at 1 Bayberry Drive in Malta. Booth fees are $60. Call 518-899-4411 or visit for a show application. Digestive Health Discussion Join us on Tuesday, November 6 at AAC Family Wellness Centers, located at 402 Rowland St., Ballston Spa for a discussion on digestive health and the relationship it has with your overall health. Learn about how to promote a healthy gut with some general recommendations that work with everyday life. Hosted by Wellness Coaches of Market America. Call to reserve your seat 518-363-0202. Fabulous Fathers Priest Talent Show and Fundraiser Sponsored by Regina Caeli Academy, hosted by Emcee, Fr. Rick Lesser. Friday, November 9 at Key Hall (off Proctors arcade) from 6-11 p.m. The evening includes local priest entertainment, dinner, and auctions. Tickets can be purchased by visiting For more info please call 518-232-6070. Senator John McCain Day Join us in celebrating the life of Senator John McCain at the American Legion, located at 34 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, on November 10 at 1 p.m. Although Senator McCain maintained no regular ties to our city, we mourn his loss just as all America mourns his loss. We will honor his memory and his legacy with speakers who will share some personal stories,

the reading of the proclamation of the City Council, a time of fellowship and refreshments. For more information contact Ron Rucker Fundraising Show The Not Too Far from Home Comedy Tour Dinner and Show will be held Saturday, November 10 at the Holiday Inn, located at 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. The event will benefit After the Fire, Inc. a volunteer non-profit, publicly supported organization helping people in Saratoga County who have been victims of fire in their home. The headliner is Mark Riccadonna, featuring Paul Schissler and Emcee Aaron David Ward. Dinner is at 6 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. For tickets contact Maureen Smith at 518-581-1823, or Tickets are $54 per person for dinner and show and $20 show only (advance) or $25 show only at the door. Veterans Buffet/Brunch Operation Adopt a Soldier presents honoring our Veterans Buffet/Brunch. November 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fortunes Restaurant on grounds of Saratoga Casino and Hotel. Chef ’s Daily entrée specials, fresh baked breads, carving station, omelets made to order, sausage and bacon, breakfast potatoes, French toast, Chef ’s selection of lunch entrees items, delectable desserts, coffee, tea and assorted soft drinks. Price per person $25 ($30 at the door), Children 3-10 yrs. old $10 ($15 at the door), Children under 3 are free. 50/50 raffle, gift basket raffles, auctions and lots of fun. Reservations a must by November 1. Operation Adopt a Soldier is a 501c3 organization that helps military families and soldiers overseas. For more information contact Cliff at 518-260-9922 or Sherry at 518-522-2472 or Bruce at 518-495-0700. www. Indoor Craft and Garage Sale On Sunday, November 11, from 11a.m. – 3 p.m. the popular Elks Ladies Auxiliary Indoor Craft and Garage Sale will again take place at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club off Maple Avenue on Elks Lane. Admission is free with over 40 vendors; parking is great,

Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018 bargains galore, lunch, books, fall and Holiday decorations, household items, sports equipment, hand-made items, clothing, jewelry, party vendors, pet supplies, and just about anything you can imagine may be found here. New vendors are signing up every month. Snow or rain, the sales go on and it is a fun activity the entire family enjoys. Come browse, visit, eat, or just get out of the house with a friend. All proceeds go to our local charities. All markets are held the fourth Sunday of each month: except December, May, June, July, and August. Next sales dates are November 25 and January 27. An 8-foot table and chairs are just $15; call Linda at 518-289-5470 for information or to sign up for a table(s). This is a busy time of year: call soon. Crafters Needed Crafters needed for Holiday Crafts and Greens Fair on Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation located at 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. For details and reservations, please call Laurie at 518-893-2305. NYC Bus Trip and Ballet Performance Join the National Museum of Dance on a bus trip to New York City for a spectacular performance by Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at The Joyce Theater. The charter bus will depart from the Museum at 7 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, stop in Clifton Park for a second pick up at 7:30 a.m., and will arrive back in Saratoga Springs at approximately 11 p.m. Spend the day exploring the city and at 3 p.m. celebrate the holiday season with brilliant pointe work and hilarious parodying of ballet classics by your favorite men in tights, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The program highlight will be the first performance in fifteen years of the Balanchine-inflected Stars and Stripes Forever, with choreography by Robert LaFosse and music by John Philip Sousa. This fantastic package is $90 per person and $85 per person for Museum members and includes one performance ticket and one roundtrip bus ticket. Space is limited, so book your spot no later than November 1 by

calling 518-584-2225, ext. 3001 or visiting the Museum website Transportation Drivers Needed RSVP- Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Saratoga County helps recruit volunteers age 55 and over for many organizations throughout Saratoga County. We are currently looking for volunteers to transport people to and from medical appointments - van, gas, and directions are provided. We are also looking for drivers to transport hot, nutritious meals to homebound seniors throughout Saratoga County. Schedules with all opportunities are flexible. Please call Billie Jo at 518-884-4110 for more information and details. Lions Bottle Drive Help the Lions Club continue to serve the needs of the Saratoga Springs community with special emphasis on sight, hearing and diabetes and help the environment by taking part in our year-long bottle drive/fundraiser. Bring all your bottles and cans to the user-friendly Minogue’s Beverage Centers with 4 convenient locations: 16 West Ave. and 624 Maple Ave. in Saratoga Springs, 2421 State Route 9 in Malta and 266 Quaker Rd. in Queensbury and donate your receipt to The Lions Club account at the checkout counter. Do Good, Feel Good! Thanks for your support.

Upcoming Meetings

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 After the Fire Monthly Meeting Eagle Matt Lee Firehouse, Washing St., Ballston Spa, 7 p.m. After the Fire is a non-profit organization that helps Saratoga County Residents who have suffered a loss due to fire. Families are provided with gift cards, a night’s stay at a participating hotel/motel, Red Cross referral, informational material, emotional support, etc. Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in learning more or becoming a member, may attend a meeting, visit us on Facebook at, or leave a message at 518-435-4571.

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Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018 Fall Bazaar

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Round Lake United Methodist Church, 34 George Ave., Round Lake, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Round Lake United Methodist Women are having their Fall Bazaar. Luncheon served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bake sale all day. Holiday sale with Christmas and Fall décor, chinese auction drawing at 3 p.m. (need not be present to win). Come join us for a day filled with fun, food and fellowship.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 Soup-er Saturday Nick’s Fight to be Healed Blood Drive Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, 971 Rte 146, Clifton Park 1 – 6 p.m. | Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation supports local pediatric cancer patients and their families, as well as raises awareness about the emotional, physical and financial needs children with cancer face. Please sign up today at the American Red Cross Blood website (use sponsor code NICKSFIGHT) or call 1-800-RED CROSS to make an appointment.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 Heritage Hunters Genealogy Conference Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29, in Schuylerville, 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. | Pamela Vittorio, certified genealogist and associate teaching professor at the New School University in NYC, will be the speaker. Conference topics are Break Ground or Bust Walls, Using the Internet and Archives; More Than a Picture, Using Newspaper Resources to Help Tell Your Story; Special Online and Hidden Collections in NY Genealogy Societies; and Researching Family in the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1945. Registration is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. An option is offered for $45 that would include HH 2018-2019 membership at $15 and the Conference at $30. Register by calling 518-587-2978 or email:

Saratoga Recycle Day SPAC Parking Lot, Route 50, Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Keep it out of the landfill. New this year, you can bring clothes, appliances, electronics, bicycles, TVs and monitors. Cost is $5 per vehicle.

Vendor Blender

South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, 15 Maplewood Parkway 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Come shop and stay for soup. Vendors include: LuLaRoe, Fox Hollow Cards, Just Beautiful Jewelry, thirty-one, Be Crofty Games, Pampered Chef, American Girl, J.R. Watkins, Origami Owl, Avon, Norwex, Parks Bentley, Color Street nail strips, Stampin’ Up. Also Boy Scounts Troop 99 Ham Radio Demo, crocheted and sewn items, crafts and silent auction baskets.

Ballston Area Senior Citizens Bazaar Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Over 30 vendors and crafters will be showing off their wares for your shopping pleasure. There will be a country store, pie table, a 50/50 raffle, a quilt raffle, baskets for silent auction, books and puzzle table and more. Our café will be in full swing, with a nice variety of hot and cold foods. For more information call the Senior Center at 518-885-6740.

Gold Star Memorial Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. | The Gold Star Marker is sponsored by the Federated Garden Clubs of NYS, District IV. The ceremony of dedication will include an Honor Guard, bag pipers, representatives from Veterans’ organizations, Gold Star Mothers and Families and the NYS Federated Garden Club President. Dating back to World War I, the term Gold Star came from the custom of families of servicemen hanging a banner in the window of their homes. The service flag had a star for each family member that was serving in the armed forces. Living servicemen were represented by a Blue Star and those who


CALENDAR had lost their lives by a Gold Star. Refreshments will follow at the Visitors’ Center. For more information contact Barbara Millington at 518-587 3085.

Stop 22 Walk-a-Thon VFW Post East North St., Ballston Spa, Registration 2 p.m., Walk 2:30 p.m. | A gentle walk to bring awareness to Veteran suicide and show support to Veterans and their families. A picnic will follow. Registration fee: $1 per walker. Proceeds to benefit Saratoga War Horse. Please bring items to donate for Veterans in need: new hats, gloves, socks, or personal care items would be greatly appreciated. Sponsored by Post 358 Ballston Spa Auxiliary with generous support from the Elks of Ballston Spa.

educational workshops, shop with vendors, mingle with other parents, check out area preschools, sample gourmet food and snacks and more. The ticket price of $25 includes admission for two people, a reusable tote bag full of samples and special offers, and all-day access to the 15 event workshops.

3rd Annual Lyme Away 5K and 1 Mile Walk Cole’s Woods, next to Glens Falls YMCA, 10 a.m. | The race is organized by the Lyme Action Network, a 501(c)(3) not-forprofit organization working to advance information and understanding about tickborne diseases. Register online www.lymeactionnetwork. org/events or contact ctfisk@

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 A Bridle Affair Breakfast Buffet

Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 8:30 – 11 a.m. Eggs to order, fruit cocktail, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham, corned beef hash, sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, juice, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: Adults $10, Seniors and Military (active/retired with ID card) $9, Children 5-12 $8, Under 5 Free, Take-outs $10. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship

Start point: Four Seasons Natural Foods, 120 Henry St., Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. A volkswalk is a recreationallypaced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. Registration for each event starts ½ hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Please do not park in the store parking lot. Further information is available at www.

The Petite Retreat - From Pregnancy to Preschool The National Museum of Dance, 99 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | The Petite Retreat is an annual event that brings families together for an exciting day of learning and venturing into the world of parenting infants to preschoolers. Meet with local parenting experts, attend any of our 15 exciting

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. We’ve gathered dozens of vendors to this one-of-a-kind location to offer the services and advice you need to plan all the details of your wedding day. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to see the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame at its wedding-decor best. Come and enjoy food tastings from area venues and caterers, prizes, giveaways and fun. Admission is complimentary. Engaged couples can register for the event online at or by calling 518-350-9505.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 Mobile Blood Drive Bonacio Construction Inc., 18 Division St., Suite 401, Saratoga Springs, Noon – 5 p.m. Give blood, help saves lives. Held on the Red Cross Bus. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Red Cross at redcrossblood. org or 1-800-RED-CROSS. Use sponsor code BONACIO.

GriefShare South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, 15 Maplewood Parkway, South Glens Falls, 4:30 p.m. Open to anyone who has suffered a loss of a loved one and needs support during the grieving process. It is a 13-week program, but anyone is welcome to join at any point in time. For more information call 518-793-1152.

Science on Tap Artisanal Brew Works, 41 Geyser Rd., Saratoga Springs, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Bernie Possidente from Skidmore’s Biology Department will talk about how “Your teenager’s sleep cycle is designed for sex, not school.” Plan to arrive by 6 p.m. to get your drink and the talk will start promptly at 6:30. Admission is free, but tickets are required due to space limitations. For tickets, go to tinyurl. com/ya3q9zre or

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 Polish Dinner Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Soup, kielbasa, sauerkraut, stuffed cabbage, pierogi, potato pancakes, applesauce, rolls, dessert, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: $12 adults, $11. Seniors (62 years) and Military (active or retired) with ID card, $8 Children 5-12. Children under 5 Free. $12 All take-outs. Cash bar available. Call 518-5842585 for more information.

“Happy Owl-O-Ween! – Live Birds of Prey” Saratoga Springs Public Library, Dutcher Community Room, 7 p.m. Wildlife educator Trish Marki will present. Marki is Executive Director of the Saratoga Springs based Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York. The Southern Adirondack Audubon Society sponsors this program which is free and open to the public.



Science Explorers

Pieroghi Sale

The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, 69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs 10:30 a.m. | This program is suited for all ages. Join us for this popular weekly program where we discover the different ways in which science is all around us. For more programs at the museum, visit

Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake, Pickup 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese will be available. Call 518-363-0001 for orders.

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Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018

A Guide to Halloween Mischief

festivals, cornmazes, hayrides and more


Experience the Spirit(s) of the Gardens. Feel the energy and creativity of the forces of the Earth. Share in the spiritual intrigue from Native Americans, Edgar Allan Poe, the Trask family and other contemporary visitors. Ghosts in the Yaddo Garden Tours’ will be held every Friday and Sunday evenings at 5 p.m., through October 28. Docent led tours begin at the Yaddo Garden parking lot and last for approximately one hour. This tour is of the Yaddo Gardens and does not include the Yaddo Mansion. Cost is $10 per person (children under 12 are free). Private docent led ghost tours may be arranged at a day convenient to your group. Contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or visit for more information.


Stop by and enter our Field of Screams Friday and Saturday nights in October. Every twist and turn in the maze will hold a new surprise for you. As you navigate your way thru the corn maze, with just a flashlight to light your way, anticipation and fear will build inside of you. There are demons and ghouls around every bend...masked men with chainsaws following behind you...haunted buildings within the maze to pass through...and many more surprises that will make you laugh and cry. Cost is $15 per victim. For more information call 518-695-5308 or visit


Field of Horrors, located at 100 Farrell Rd., Troy, offers several different attractions for the price of one! Check out Toxic Terror, Return of the Mummy’s Curse, Trail of Terror Hayride, Death Trap, and Insanity. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. Not recommended for children under 10. Strobe lights are in use throughout the premises. All fog machine liquid is water based. This is not a handicap accessible facility. General admission is $27. See more information and frequently asked questions at


Your journey will begin with a true Haunted Hayride on a tractor-drawn wagon. Your journey will continue, on foot into the Walking Undead where you will enter the zombieinfested prison. Beyond Walking Undead is Brutality, the deep woods compound of a tortuous family. Next up, the Last Inn, a residence that is known for disappearing guests and our newest attraction Outage, a total darkness experience. The fun continues in our midway area with The Schadenfreude Circus, a side show that is sure to impress you and probably freak you out. Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sundays through October 28. Buy tickets now! Or call 518-884-9122 to make reservations! Not recommended for children under 8 years old. For more information visit


Six Haunted Attractions, all full of the scariest monsters and creepiest creatures you can dream up. Featuring: Two Haunted Houses, a Haunted Corn Maze, Wooden Stockade Fence Maze, The Underworld Tunnel, a Trail through the Haunted Forest. Also included is the Psychic Sideshow and a Haunted Trolley Ride! Open every Friday and Saturday night through October 27. Screams start at 7 p.m. Last admission sold at 10 p.m. Nightmares Admission is $29. Nightmares is not recommended for children under 10. General Admission is available on haunt nights for those who wish to enjoy Brad’s Barnyard and the Psychic Sideshow only for $17. In the case of inclement weather, Liberty Ridge Farm will determine by 5 p.m. if Nightmares is to operate. Announcements will be posted on our website and Facebook page. For more information call 518664-1515 or visit The farm is located at 29 Bevis Rd., Schaghticoke.


This tour is not for the faint of heart. Your nightmare begins with a corpse-guided tour along a serial killer infested forest to then be hauled into the trees among complete, utter horror. Once in the trees you will be launched in complete darkness...alone, afraid, and vulnerable...along a screaming steel cable hundreds of feet along at Mountain Ridge Adventure’s awesome Zip Line Park, located at 300 Weatherwax Rd. in Schenectady. The terror occurs every Friday and Saturday night in the month of October from 7 -

10 p.m. (You will be assigned an arrival time. If you reserved separately but are coming with a group, please contact us so that we send your group up together. Zombie Zip Line is intended for mature audiences only. Ages 14 and above with be strictly adhered. This is not your Disney horror show. This is the real deal. Tickets are limited - book today.


Join Operation Adopt A Soldier for its 17th annual Haunted Hayride at Gavin Park in Wilton, October 19, 20 and 26, 27, 5 to 10 p.m. A family friendly feature will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. The event offers fun for all ages with games, food, face painting and a costume contest at 6:30 p.m. nightly. Cost is $8 for “Little Screamers” and $12 per person. You can pre-purchase tickets and skip the line, simply message us here or email, You’re in for a scare if you join us for our Haunted Hayride after dark! For more information call, email or Facebook message.


Celebrate Halloween with a safe and family friendly Trunk or Treat event at the Saratoga YMCA, located at 290 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, on October 20 from 2 – 4 p.m. Families and Y staff will park their cars in our lot, decorate their trunks, and hand out treats to trick or treaters. We will also have snacks and games under the pavilion. This event is free and open to the public.


SaratogaArtsFest invites you to our Masquerade Ball at the Canfield Casino, located at 1E Congress St., Saratoga Springs on Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m. Our annual blacktie benefit gala will enable SaratogaArtsFest to continue presenting enriching arts experiences, free of charge, to all in our community. Canfield Casino will be transformed into an elegant, gothic space in the spirit of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Reflecting the immersive, theatrical nature of all SaratogaArtsFest events, the gala will feature live interactive drama, as well as a delectable feast and dancing. If you attended last year’s inaugural masquerade ball, you know this is an evening that shouldn’t be missed. Visit our website for more information and to purchase tickets. Hurry, as they will likely sell out fast!

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Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018

A Guide to Halloween Mischief ...continued

festivals, cornmazes, hayrides and more


Ice skating for all ages under the disco lights at the Weible Ave. Ice Rink on Friday, October 26 from 6 – 8 p.m. Halloween themed games and activities. Costumes encouraged but not required. Cost for Saratoga Springs City Residents with Blue Rec Card is $3, all Others: $5. Skate Rentals $4.


Double, double, toil and trouble! It’s time to bust out your broom sticks and magic wands! The Witch Walk is making its way to the streets of Ballston Spa, beginning at the American Legion located at 23 Pleasant St. in Ballston Spa, on October 26 from 6:30 – 11:55 p.m. for its spookiest year yet! Wristbands are available: Send $25 per person or $30 at the door.


Sail with us after the sun goes down if you dare! Ghosts and ghouls roam the docks as you make your way down the haunted trail to the ship. With a crew of the Dead we will sail the haunted, eerie waters of Saratoga Lake. If we even make it back alive, warm apple cider is available as well as S’mores to roast on the fire shoreside. Costumes are welcomed! Allow about an hour for the event. Warning: Trail may be dark and unlit, with disturbing scenes and live actors. Stories and tales may be fictional or based on real events. Please decide if this cruise is right for your guests before purchasing tickets. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for children, nonrefundable. Cruise on October 26, 27, and 28. at 7 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. Book your spot online at For more information call 518-956-2626.


A free family event on Saturday, October 27 from Noon – 4 p.m. sponsored by local non-profits to offer a fun trick-ortreating afternoon with games, prizes, balloon art, and a parade down Hudson Avenue. Homemade foods will be available for purchase, bring a food pantry donation as your entry fee if you can. Rain or shine event.


The Malta Department of Parks, Recreation and Human Services will be hosting their annual Halloween Family Fun Parade, a fun Fall event complete with a parade, trick or treating and activities for children on Saturday, October 27 at 1:30 p.m. The event is free to Malta resident children and $2 per child for non-residents. Call 518-899-4411.

PARALLELS - “HOLY GHOST STORIES” FAMILY SATURDAY: SPOOKY MASKS Join us on October 27 at 5 p.m. for some Ghost Stories, er, that is “Holy” Ghost Stories as we prepare for Halloween. Come tell a story about how the mysterious presence of God has come into your life. All are welcome to share or to simply listen to stories of how God has appeared in your life through a strange coincidence or should we say “Godincidence.”

Just in time for Halloween, On Saturday, October 27 at 2 p.m. we will create our own masks inspired by the masks featured in 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980. We will collage tissue paper and magazine images, and decorate with markers, pom-poms, and paints. Held at the Tang Teaching Museum, located at 815 North Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Free admission.



Take a bite out of Halloween on October 27 at Saratoga Polo from 6 – 10 p.m. If you thought Halloween was just for kids… then you haven’t heard of the best celebration of the season for adults. The Spirits will flow, the games will glow, and you can party when the sun sets low. Sink your teeth into a nighttime Vampire Brunch featuring a full array of B-Rad’s brunch-fan favorites and a truly Bloody, Bloody Mary Bar. “Trick-orDrink” through a Tasting Maze. Win prizes in the Glow-inthe-Dark Tournament of Champions with lawn games and the Best Costume challenge…or just relax under the stars by the firepits and cigar bar. Please Beware! You must be 21 years old to enter, tickets are just $75 per person. Each ticket includes a ticket to the Bloody Mary Bar and the Vampire Brunch, the Trick-or-Drink Cocktail Tasting Maze, and The Glow-In-The Dark Tournament of Champions! To purchase tickets, go online to Cash bar is also available.


On Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. Hubbard Hall, located at 25 E. Main St., Cambridge will have their annual fundraiser to benefit the Hubbard Hall Scholarship Program. A magical evening of spooky stories, just in time for Halloween. You’ll be sure to get a kick out of these bizarre, sometimes scary, and hilarious stories told by our company of storytellers. General Admission $10, Students 21 and under $5.

2018 SARATOGA DBA FALL FESTIVAL Bring the whole family to celebrate the fall season in beautiful downtown Saratoga Springs with fun and games at the 17th Annual Saratoga Downtown Business Association Fall Festival on Saturday, October 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Young and old alike will find themselves rediscovering all there is to love about the fall season at this fun-filled free event. This is one event you and your family will not want to miss. All entertainment is free and open to the public. For further information, contact the Saratoga Springs DBA at 518-587-3635.

Happy Halloween from Saratoga TODAY!

The Glens Falls Collaborative announces its annual Boo2You Halloween festival to take place Saturday, October 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. Children, and their grown-ups, are encouraged to attend in costume to trick or treat and enjoy the festivities. Activities along Glen Street, and in City Park, from 2 to 4 p.m., include trick-or-treating at downtown storefronts and along “candy lane” with guest businesses and organizations, meet and greet with costumed characters, spooky dance performances by local dance schools, and a ‘Fun Zone’ including pony rides, petting zoo and games. A bounce house is offered, courtesy of the Glens Falls Family YMCA, and a costume parade will set off at 3:45 p.m. Boo2You is presented by the Glens Falls Collaborative and sponsored by the Glens Falls BID and the City of Glens Falls. For more information, visit


The National Museum of Dance located at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs is paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking movie. iTheatre Saratoga presents Night of the Living Dead, featuring live drama fused with multimedia production. Racism, mobocracy, and collective panic are still infectious, though transmuted, half a century later and there’s been an outbreak. The enemy is not only among us, it may consume or convert us. Following an upcoming SFX makeup workshop, zombies will roam in October in the National Museum of Dance courtyard. Halloween there... if you dare. Performances are October 28, 30, 31 and November 2 and 3 at 8:30 p.m. For more information visit


Henry Cornell Post 234 Auxiliary will host the annual Halloween party, Saturday, October 27. It will be held at the Legion home located at 23 Pleasant St. from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Please join us for some ghoulish games, freaky fun, creepy crafts and frightening fabulous food. There will be a costume contest with prizes for kids. This event is opened to the community.



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3-D & Other Doings

The Black Feathers - Making

at Tang Museum

Their Debut American Journey

The Black Feathers - making their debut American journey with a 21-city tour in support of their album “Soaked to the Bone,” perform Saturday, Oct. 20 at Caffe Lena. Photo provided.

Installation view, 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964–1980, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Photograph by Arthur Evans.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — An opening reception for the new exhibition “Where and When I Enter” will be held Oct. 20 and a two-day 3-D Doings Symposium in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit depicting the Imagist Object in Chicago Art 1964– 1980, takes place Oct. 25-26. “3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964– 1980,” opened in September and is the first in-depth exploration of the little-known sculptural work and dimensional painting made by the Chicago Imagists during the early years of their practice. The two-day symposium takes place 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 and 3-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 and will feature a gallery talk

and panel discussion with the artists, as well as an artist-led walk through the exhibition. A second event, marking the opening of “Where and When I Enter” takes place 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. The display features a dozen photographs, prints, painting, and sculpture that examine ideas of critical whiteness in provocative and diverse ways. Artists whose work will be exhibited include Atong Atem, Max Becher, Kerry James Marshall, Andrea Robbins, Joachim Schmid, Nikki S. Lee, Jeff Sonhouse, Kara Walker, and Carrie Mae Weems. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-580-8080 or visit

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Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018


Steve Martin and Martin Short Together and On Stage at Proctors SCHENECTADY — In “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t,” comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short present new material in a variety of musical sketches and conversations about their iconic careers, most memorable encounters, and, of course, their legendary lives in show business. Bluegrass band The Steep

Sir Sly takes the stage Sunday, Oct. 21 at Upstate Concert Hall

Canyon Rangers will join the duo on stage. The tour also features renowned pianist and Jimmy Kimmel Live band member Jeff Babko. Tickets range from $75.50 – $179.50, and go on sale Friday, Oct. 19 at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady; by phone at 518-346-6204; and online at

New Era of Legendary Folk-Rock Group Aztec Two-Step at The Strand Oct. 27 HUDSON FALLS — Renowned folk-rock group Aztec Two-Step, now featuring Rex Fowler & Friends, perform at The Strand Theater on Saturday, Oct. 27. Originating from a chance meeting at a Boston folk club open mic night in 1971, Aztec TwoStep burst on the scene in ‘72 with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records. Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman went on to spend a lifetime making music together. Their first album and subsequent

albums for RCA Records made the duo staples of progressive FM and college radio, helping to usher the folk/rock music of the 1960s into the 70s and beyond. Schulman has taken an indefinite hiatus following the passing of his wife. Moving forward with the Aztec Two-Step legacy into a new era, Fowler welcomes on acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards and vocals, Dodie Pettit (Broadway’s CATS, and original cast member of The

Phantom of the Opera; session player on ATS’s 1980 album “Time of Our Lives”); and on upright bass, blues harmonica and vocals, Steven “Muddy” Roues (The Roues Brothers; Jon PousetteDart; and Carl Perkins in the critically acclaimed documentary “The Other Side of Nashville.”) Tickets are $28 and available at: event/3605732 or call 518-8323484. The Strand Theater is located at 210 Main St. Hudson Falls.


After hitting the summer festival circuit, Sir Sly performs with co-headliner Joywave Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Upstate Concert Hall, 1208 Route 146 in Clifton Park. Tickets are $20 advance/ $23 day of show. Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018


HEY JOE, Where You Going With That Axe in Your Hand ?

ALBANY — Instrumental rock guitarist Joe Satriani will lead a celebration of Jimi Hendrix's musical genius at the Palace Theatre next spring as part of the cross-country Experience Hendrix Tour. The tour presents a host of great artists collaborating and interpreting Hendrix's legendary songs as part of a three-hour concert experience. The tour will bring together artists as disparate as Satriani, blues great Taj Mahal, Ernie Isley and Dweezil Zappa. Megadeth's Dave Mustaine will make his Experience Hendrix

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Tour debut while mainstays such as Billy Cox, Jonny Lang, and Eric Johnson will also be on board for the expedition. The rhythm section is comprised of bassist/ vocalist Doug Pinnick, of King's X, and drummer Kenny Aronoff. Experience Hendrix will be staged at The Palace Theatre Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Tickets are $93.75, $83.75, $73.75, $53.75, $43.75 and go on sale FRIDAY, Oct. 19 at the Palace Theatre Box Office - 19 Clinton Ave., via Ticketmaster Charge-byPhone at 800-745-3000 or online at

Pixies // weezer to Stage Show in Albany

ALBANY — The Pixies – the band who musically bridged an otherwise largely bland gap between the New York punk ‘70s and the Seattle grunge ‘90s, will perform in Albany in March, with Weezer. The bands will commence their North American arena tour March 8 in Louisville, Kentucky and conclude April 12 in Las Vegas. The regional show will be staged at Times Union Center March 14. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 19, range from $25- $125 and are available at,, the Box Office or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.



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Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018


Dress Up as Your Favorite Queen on Halloween at ~ Caffé Lena ~

NYC Ballet: Back to SPAC for 7 Performances in 2019

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York City Ballet will stage seven performances, from July 16-20, at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in 2019, the SPAC Board of Directors announced during their meeting at the Hall of Springs Oct. 18. Also announced: dates for the 2019 classical season featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra will feature 12 performances, from July 31 – Aug. 17, and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will be presented at the Spa Little Theatre from Aug. 4 – Aug. 20. The “SPAC on Stage,” “Live at the Jazz Bar” and “Caffè Lena @ SPAC” programs will also return in 2019. SPAC is projected to finish the 2018 fiscal year by operationally breaking even and audience attendance at 2018 classical

season performances exceeded projected levels, announced the board, which welcomed new members Bill McEllen, Jaynne Keyes, and C.J. DeCrescente Jr. In 2018, SPAC’s free education programs reached more than 38,000 young individuals, offered more than 165 classes, presentations, performances, and events, and partnered with more than 90 schools and nonprofit organizations across the greater Capital Region. The 2018 education programs reached 15,000 more students than in 2017, by visiting an additional 20 schools, and holding 40 more classes and events. SPAC President and CEO Elizabeth Sobol explained that the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s $1.75 million

initiative to rehabilitate and upgrade SPAC’s amphitheater ramps, lighting and other infrastructure is slated to be completed in advance of the 2019 season. As part of the renovation, the ramps will be resurfaced and will include new panels and railings, which will meet current ADA standards. Additionally, the lighting will be more energy efficient, while preserving the character of SPAC’s signature globe light fixtures, Sobol said. Upcoming Events: Nov. 1: Live at the Jazz Bar: Latin Night! Featuring Alta Havana Nov. 18: Nutcracker Teas: (11 a.m. and 3p.m. in the Hall of Springs) Dec. 15: “SPAC @ Bethesda Church:” Orchestra of St. Luke’s Performs Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. Details to follow.

Chuck Vosganian aka Rochmon, all dressed up and practicing what he preaches: “Happy Halloween! We dare you to come dressed as Freddie Mercury or a Queen to listen and learn about ‘A Night at the Opera.’” Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Rochmon Record Club will dress up for a Special Halloween Encore edition of Queen’s 4th album: “Night at the Opera, Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Caffe Lena. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as the Queen of their choice to listen to and learn about the classic album filled with pomp and circumstance. Queen’s 1975 album “A Night at the Opera” features the groundbreaking mini suite, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “You’re My Best Friend,” and 10 other tracks. The Rochmon Record Club Listening Party begins at 7 p.m. – doors open 6:30 p.m. - with a live audio and video presentation by Chuck Vosganian aka Rochmon.

A Rochmon Record Club Listening Party is meant to inform and deepen our understanding of the history of the individual performers, the songs and the stories that went into the making of this iconic album. Tickets are $8 and available at: Future Rochmon record events: Carole King “Tapestry,” Nov. 20 and 25 at Caffe Lena; Aretha Franklin “Queen of Soul Retrospective” Dec. 18 at Caffe Lena; Fleetwood Mac “Rumors” Nov. 23 at Proctors in Schenectady; The Beatles “Revolver” (Oct. 25), Rolling Stones “Sticky Fingers” (Nov. 29), and The Doors’ “The Doors” (Dec. 27) at The Linda Performing Arts Center in Albany.

Chandler Travis Three-O celebrate the release of the new CD, "Backward Crooked From the Sunset," with a record release party at Caffe Lena on Friday, Oct. 19. Show time is 8 p.m.

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Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

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Super Dark Monday: ANKA/ Che Guevara T-Shirt/ Julius Masri, 9:30 p.m. @ Desperate Annie’s — 518.587.2455

Rich Ortiz, 8 p.m. @ Bailey’s — 518.450.1305 Sketches of Influence, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582 Melvin Seals & JGB, 9:30 p.m. @ Putnam Place — 518.886.9585

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Storytelling Open Mic Featuring Claire Nolan, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

Dirty Heads, 7 p.m. @ Upstate Concert Hall — 518.371.0012 Emo Philips, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. @ The Comedy Works — 518.275.6897 Bright Series: The Black Feathers, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Tailspin, 9 p.m. @ Bailey’s — 518.450.1305 Jon LeRoy Trio, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582 Hayley Jane & The Primates with Nina’s Brew, 9:30 p.m. @ Putnam Place — 518.886.9585

sunday, 10/21: Stephane Wrembel, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Joywave & Sir Sly, 7 p.m. @ Upstate Concert Hall — 518.371.0012


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by Joseph Raucci

for Saratoga TODAY IT WAS THE LATE 1930s. The New York Yankees were unbeatable in the world of baseball. Boxing fans were watching the great Joe Louis punch his way into the record books. Just a few miles from Lexington, Kentucky bordering historic Keeneland race course, a horse by the name of Bull Lea was about to take center stage in what would soon become America’s most famous horse racing stable. THE BEGINNINGS In an odd twist Calumet had its roots in harness racing. When the original owner W. M. Wright passed away in 1932, his son Warren made the wisest decision of his life. He headed the farm into a new direction. He exchanged his father’s harness sulkies for a set of jockey silks that were about to become as famous in the horse racing universe as the New York Yankee’s pinstripes were to baseball fans. The devil’s red with blue hoop sleeved silks would carry Mr. Wright on a magic carpet ride that was to include no less than eight Kentucky derby winners. BULL LEA This was the gift that Warren Wright needed to make his dream come true. He purchased Bull Lea as a two-year-old in 1937. The Bull had a fine racing career, culminating with a score in the

prestigious Widener Handicap at Hialeah in the winter of 1939. Then, it was back to Calumet. There, he began his second career. The breeder’s shed was Bull Lea’s new stomping grounds. This is the place where he planted the seeds that put Calumet on the map as the home of champions. His exploits in the Sultan’s Harem are legendary. He sired an astounding fifty- eight stakes winners. Included in this exclusive list are such greats as Armed, Coaltown and Two Lea. These were Horses of the Year and future Hall of Fame inductees. The list goes on and on. That being said, it is time to introduce today’s subject. CITATION Calumet’s long history of producing champions is well documented. Now it’s time to look back at the career of its masterpiece. It was the Spring of 1945. George Patton and his Third Army had just crossed the Rhine River and entered Nazi Germany. He had broken German resistance in the West. This was a headline being read across the world. Four thousand miles away in a stall at Calumet Farm, a bay (reddish brown) colored foal crafted by the Racing Gods was born. His breeding was impeccable. The rich blood of the great sire Bull Lea ran through his veins. On the Dam side, it was that of the Worldrenowned stallion Hyperion. The mixture of these two bloodlines had just produced the perfect thoroughbred specimen. With all the earmarks required for racetrack success, he wouldn’t take long to prove it. UNLEASHING THE THUNDER Citation’s career started where so many other top thoroughbreds strutted their stuff. On the northern shore of Maryland, he made his debut at storied Havre De Grace. There he easily took his first start. This guy was about to turn the racing world upside down. With his

Citation takes the Belmont Stakes. Clinching the Triple Crown

contracted rider Al Snider on board he breezed through his rookie season. In the fall of that year of 1947, he took America’s most important two-year-old event, the Belmont Futurity. Then he was headed south to add Pimlico’s Futurity to his growing resume. Add to that the TwoYear-Old Colt of the Year. Much was expected for 1948. Citation would not disappoint. MYSTERY IN THE EVERGLADES Citation embarked on his sophomore season at where else, Florida’s winter palace Hialeah Park. There he swept four straight races. Under a hand ride from his jockey Al Snider he culminated the run with an easy victory in the famed Flamingo Stakes. This was to be Al Snider’s swan song on his illustrious mount. Shortly after the race, Snider, his friend Tommy Trotter Sr, whose son by the same name would later become horse racing’s most well-known racing secretary, and another friend embarked on a fishing trip to the Everglades. They were last spotted in a small boat on the evening of March 4,1948. Eight days later

the boat was found empty with no sign of distress. The three passengers were never found. There have been many rumors as to what may have happened. We can only surmise as to what occurred on that last night of Al Snider’s life. EDDIE ARCARO The hierarchy of Calumet were stunned. This was never expected. Wright and his ingenius trainer Ben Jones were in a predicament. There was only one way out. They called on “The Master,” the one and only Edward Arcaro to take the reins. He was then and still is universally considered the greatest race rider that ever lived. With all his God given talent, he was ready for the challenge ahead. His first start on Citation was back at Havre De Grace where it all began. In a shocking upset, Arcaro lost the race. He made no excuses. More important events were in his sights. Citation and Arcaro didn’t take long to get in synch. Two races and two easy wins found them on the way to Louisville and a date with destiny. The Kentucky Derby was a forgone conclusion. Arcaro

with his steady hands got Citation home in a cake walk. In a grand gesture, Eddie showed the class befitting a King. He presented his share of the Derby prize money to the widow of Al Snider. Citation was off to Baltimore, where he cruised home in the Preakness. The Belmont Stakes was just as easy. He had nailed down the Triple Crown. There was more to come. Now it was time for a road show. Everywhere fans wanted to see the wonder horse in action. Warren Wright gave them what they asked. He won major races from one end of the country to the other. He thrilled crowds in New York. Then it was on to Chicago where he continued his winning ways. Tanforan, south of San Francisco on the historic El Camino Real got the last glimpse of him as a three-year-old. There he took that track’s main event, the Tanforan Handicap. Citation had now won fifteen races in a row. It did not come without a price. He came out of the race injured. The question every horse racing enthusiast was asking. Will he ever run again? continued to next page...

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CALUMET FARM, CITATION AND THE RUN TO GLORY continued from previous page... OUT OF THE WOODS AND THE LAST HURRAH We will never know what a healthy Citation would have done as a four-year-old. We can only imagine. He sat out the entire 1949 Season. There were several attempts to race him. Each time a setback occurred. The calendar turned to 1950. Doug MacArthur came home from Korea with all the pomp reserved for an Emperor. The Philadelphia Phillies made headlines as they fought their way to the NL pennant, forever remembered as the “Whiz Kids”. At the elegant home of Warren Wright, Master of Calumet, plans were being made to unleash Citation for his final run to glory. Big Cy, as he was fondly called, was sent out to California. There he would finish his magnificent career. Citation never regained the form that had made him an icon of the sport. There was a rider change. Steve Brooks, one of the all-time greats, rode him throughout his last season. An

Program from 1948 Derby. Note the small field. Cy’s Great stablemate Coaltown offered the only competition.

Irish import by the name of Noor was about to go head to head with Citation in a series of races that defy the imagination. Five times they met on California racetracks. Noor was able to best Citation in four of them. The great Citation made Noor work for it. It took world’s records for Noor to beat him in two of those races. In the others track records fell like dominoes. Big Cy had gladly seen the last of Noor. World records were becoming the norm in races where Citation was entered. He got his when he set the mark for a mile in a blistering 1:33.3 at Golden Gate Fields that June. Citation came up lame after his last battle with Noor. 1950 was over for the Champ. He was readied for 1951. This time it would be his last dance. Mr. Wright had one more thing to ask of his wonder horse. He wanted to see Citation become the first horse to win a million dollars in purse money. He did just that. On July 14,

1951 he was paraded onto the Hollywood Park Racetrack. The race, Hollywood’s most important event, The Gold Cup. Steve Brooks took him to the lead and never looked back. Citation was going out the same way he came in, a winner. He surpassed the million-dollar mark and was retired. He had showed guts and determination in his last seasons. Less than sound, he had pushed his foes to the outer limits when besting him. Eddie Arcaro’s great friend and mine, Tommy Roberts relayed this quote directly from “The Master.” In one of their many conversations he explained to Tommy, “Cy was like driving a car, he was one of those rare horses that could stop and start making his way around the track... Hard to do, but it kept them both out of trouble”. Citation’s legacy will never waiver. He stands in an exclusive Club that includes only two other members. Their names are Man O’ War and Secretariat.



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continued from front page... Huss and his family traveled to Los Angeles for three days, so he could compete for the show. “I liked LA, it was really hot there,” he said. Huss says his best ninja skills come from his upper-body strength. He wants to improve his balance, though. “I’m trying to balance on skinnier ledges to help me improve,” he explained. Huss practices daily for three to four hours. He also enjoys competitive climbing, playing the piano, and skiing. “I’m really good at skiing,” he stated. Huss has decided he wants to be a national climber when he grows up.

“When I first saw American Ninja Warrior, everyone that did it usually had a background of gymnastics and climbing… I’ve done gymnastics, I wasn’t exactly the best at it,” he laughed, “but it was fun to try.” Huss said that seeing himself on tv is “hard to believe.” Saratoga Ninja Lab has five athletes qualified for the National Ninja League World Finals this February in Connecticut; Keegan Daly and Rya Torres both took first place their divisions at Action Athletics National Ninja League Competition. Georgia Boggs also placed in her division; Joey Barr also qualified for finals; and Leah Torres powered through her run after a small stumble early on.

“I’m just so incredibly proud of them,” said coach Randi Cowper. “These kids have been training here since we opened, they came to summer camp and we knew when we were talking about a ninja team that these guys and girls definitely had to be a part of it. They work so hard and it shows in their training,” Cowper continued. So far, the Saratoga Ninja Lab has had five kids compete in two different competitions and four of the five competitors have qualified for the world finals. “That’s unheard of, and I know we’re going to have more as the season goes on,” Cowper stated.

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by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Ashton Capone, a senior at Saratoga Springs High School, recently reset the school’s record for number of touchdowns in a game with six, following up with five touchdowns the game afterward. “Honestly, it felt like a big accomplishment but like I’ve said before, all of the credit has to go to the line, obviously, because without them the hole wouldn’t open up,” Capone said. Capone has been playing football since he began Pop Warner in sixth grade; he is a running back and outside linebacker. Before his record-setting game, his most touchdowns in a game this season was two. He recently decided to stop playing baseball in order to focus solely on football and the sport that would help him succeed the most at football, track. He runs in the winter and spring.

“Growing up, I really enjoyed baseball and looked forward to it and then eventually, I played it for the school, and then after that I decided to just play travel. After travel, I’m coming down to where it’s, you know, getting later in my years and I’ve got to start focusing on football,” Capone said. He cites track as “playing a big role in building speed for football.” “I found out that I did fairly well in spring track and managed to take a sectional title, so I’m focusing on that in spring and winter,” he explained. He played shortstop and was a starting pitcher on the baseball field. “I already knew my plans in what I wanted to pursue, and that was football, I’ve always had a passion for football. So, it has basically come down to what is going to help me for football and baseball wasn’t really that. I knew my weakness going into this season was going to be speed

because I worked all summer on building strength; and so I knew that I had to compliment it with speed. So I knew I had to give up baseball because it came around the same time as track and when it came down to it, my main priority was to build speed,” he stated. Capone plans to continue playing football in college, he just explored SUNY Cortland and is visiting Pace soon. He wants to study physical training. To him, this football season isn’t all about winning. His team is a group of friends who get together every Thursday night to play video games, eat dinner, and talk. “Everyone’s friends. It’s all about bringing each other up and never bringing each other down,” he explained. He credits his parents, Fahren and Patrick Capone, as his biggest supporters. The Longest Yard is his favorite football themed movie. “That’s a favorite from my younger days,” he explains.

Bucky Dent at Lake George Aficionado LAKE GEORGE — Two-time World Series champion, World Series MVP and three time All Star Bucky Dent, former Yankees player and manager, was a special sports celebrity guest at Lake George Aficionado, on Thursday, October 18, at 6 p.m., at the Lake George Club. Dent is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his “big homer” in the October 2, 1978, American League East tie-breaker game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The Yankees were down 2-0 in the seventh inning when Dent hit a home run with Chris Chambliss and Roy White on base putting the Yankees ahead 3-2. The Yankees went on to win 5-4 and clinch the

AL East Championship and the World Series that year. Lake George Aficionado was an autumn evening on the lake with famed New York Yankee Dent mingling with guests and talking baseball. There was a delectable cuisine, spirits, music by Richie Ortiz, entertainment and auctions. It is the inaugural event to benefit Prospect Center, a division of the Center for Disability Services. Aficionado Committee Chairpersons are Laureen Calautti, Kristin Howarth and Lindy Owen. The Center for Disability Services has a long alliance with the New York Yankees going back to the 1970’s. Past and present

Yankees who have participated in Center fundraising events include: Gaylord Perry, (the late) Ryne Duren, Rusty Torres, Frank Tepedino, Goose Gossage, Jorge Posada, Joe Girardi, Bubba Crosby, Scott Proctor, Shelley Duncan, Brian Bruney, Bucky Dent, Brett Gardner, Ron Guidry, Roy White, Mickey Rivers, Rick Cerone, David Robertson, Lou Piniella, Joba Chamberlain, Willie Randolph, Cody Eppley, Sparky Lyle, Chris Chambliss, Shawn Kelley, Dwight Gooden, Graig Nettles, Adam Warren, Tommy John, Didi Gregorius, Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez, Luis Severino, Bernie Williams, Aaron Boone and Nick Swisher.



Mattress Sale on Saturday, October 20: Prices Up to 50% percent Below Retail! SARATOGA SPRINGS — To benefit the Saratoga Central Catholic Baseball and Softball teams annual spring training trip to Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando Florida April 18-26, 2019. SALE INFO: Saturday, October 20, 2018 Saratoga Central Catholic School Gym, 247 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018


• There will be Simmons Beautyrest, Restonic and Malouf brand products on display. • Twin from $259, Full from $279, Queen from $399, King/CA-King from $599. • All sizes, all styles and name brand sets are available up to 50 percent below retail. • There will be a showroom set up with 25+ displays and a team of experts to assist. • Financing and delivery available.



FALL SPORTS SEASON SCHEDULE League games and matches this week are as follows:



FRIDAY, 10/19

FRIDAY, 10/19

■ Saratoga vs. Shaker 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga

■ Saratoga vs. Shenendehowa 7 p.m. at Shenendehowa

■ Schuylerville vs. Glens Falls 6 pm. at Schuylerville

■ Ballston Spa vs. Averill Park 7 p.m. at Averill Park



■ Ballston Spa vs. TBD 8 a.m. at Panas Tournament

■ Schuylerville vs. Hudson 7 p.m. at Schuylerville

■ Spa Catholic vs. Broadalbin-Perth 12 p.m. at Broadalbin-Perth

FRIDAY, 10/26

MONDAY, 10/22 ■ Saratoga vs. Guilderland 4:15 p.m. at Guilderland ■ Ballston Spa vs. Averill Park 4:15 p.m. at Averill Park

■ Saratoga vs. TBD 7 p.m. at Saratoga *All information subject to change due to weather.

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20 DEAD: Tragedy in Schoharie INVESTIGATION CONTINUES by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY

and one driver, traveled in a southwestern direction on State Route 30 and failed to stop at the intersection with State Route 30A. The limo traveled across the intersection and into a parking lot where it struck a parked 2015 Toyota Highlander. That Highlander then struck and killed two pedestrians standing nearby.

Authorities are analyzing the airbag control module considered the vehicle’s black box - for post-crash data. In total, 20 adults were killed - 18 in the limousine, including the driver, as well as two pedestrians. It is the deadliest crash in the U.S. in nine years. See Story pg. 11

Impressions of Saratoga Celebrates 40 Years with Sister Store’s Grand Opening

Gun Ban in SSCSD

One person has been charged with criminally negligent homicide and an ongoing “criminal and crash investigation” remains active, authorities say, in the aftermath of a fatal limousine crash in the

town of Schoharie which resulted in the deaths of 20 people. The incident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the intersection of State Route 30 and State Route 30-A. According to state police, an investigation at the scene revealed that a 2001 Ford Excursion limousine, carrying 17 passengers

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Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018

Local Football SARATOGA COUNTY — The Schenectady Patriots football team was beaten 63-46 in Friday’s league challenge with the host Saratoga Springs Blue Streaks. The Blue Streaks (6-1) will now prepare for their challenge

against Shenendehowa. In Friday, Oct. 12 league match, the host Ballston Spa Scotties football squad scored a good 34-7 victory over the South Glens Falls Bulldogs. The crowd at Friday’s

league contest between the Schuylerville Horses and the visiting Johnstown Sir Bills observed Schuylerville’s football squad bounce Johnstown by a tally of 56-8. The Horses now possess a 5-2 record.

SRYMCA Over 50 Basketball League 2018-2019 SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Regional YMCA Over 50 Basketball League will begin its 13th season. Signups are now open at the Membership Desk of any SRYMCA Branch,

or online for YMCA Members at New Player Evaluation will be October 17. First Game schedule for October 31. Games are played Wednesday nights. Dues are

$130 for members and $260 for non-members. Sponsors and Team Captains are needed. For additional info please call Paige Minear at 518-583–YMCA (9622), ext 120.

Saratoga Field Hockey WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10 Blue Streaks defeated Gland, 5-2 First Half: Saratoga 3 v. Gland 2 Scores made by Saratoga: Molly Russell from Lindsey Frank; Lindsey Frank from Kylie Folts; Lindsey Frank from Molly Russell Scores made by Gland: Sophia Sericolo from Shea Thomson; Rachel Drislane from Halle Risko 2nd Half: Haley Waghorn from Lindsey Frank; Hunter Yourch from Lindsey Frank

Corners: Saratoga - 18 | Gland - 6 Shots: Saratoga - 26 | Gland - 9 Saratoga Goalie: Kristen Rodecker - 8 saves Gland Goalie: Jazlyn Jimenez - 7 saves Saratoga 10- 3; 13-3 overall FRIDAY, OCT. 12 Blue Streaks defeated Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, 2-0. First Half: Saratoga 2 v.

Burnt-Hills Ballston Lake 0 Scores made by Saratoga: Lindsey Frank; Molly Russell from Lindsey Frank Corners: Saratoga - 9 Burnt-Hills Ballston Lake - 7 Shots: Saratoga – 7 Burnt-Hills Ballston Lake – 5 Saratoga Goalie: Kristen Rodecker - 2 saves Burnt-Hills Ballston Lake Goalie: Rachel Kamppila - 3 saves Saratoga 11- 3; 13-3 overall

Suburban Dual Meet Results Shenendehowa/Guilderland/Albany/Ballston Spa SARATOGA COUNTY — On Tuesday, Oct. 9, Shenendehowa, Guilderland, Albany, and Ballston Spa raced cross country. FINISH ORDER: 1. Alex Hislop, Shenendehowa 16:11 2. Noah Tindale, Guilderland 16:16 3. Nick Solderere, Guilderland 16:17 4. Greg Langone, Shenendehowa 16:26 5. Bryan Spence, Shenendehowa 16:33 6. Brimhall, Shenendehowa 16:35 7. O’Brien, Guilderland 16:46 8. R. Shannahon, Shenendehowa 16:52 9. A. Hickey, Shenendehowa 16:58 10. Jack Parsons, Guilderland 16:59 11. Ben Guerin, Ballston Spa 17:00 12. Ian Hansen, Ballston Spa 17:01 13. Quail, Shenendehowa 17:02

14. Nolan Hickey, Shenendehowa 17:06 15. Kyle Groneau, Shenendehowa 17:07 16. Tom Kelley, Shenendehowa 17:12 17. Will Cusato, Guilderland 17:13 18. Micah Tindale, Guilderland 17:14 19. Tommy Anderson, Ballston Spa 17:18 20. Patrick Gartland, Ballston Spa 17:31 21. Biandhi, Shenendehowa 17:33 22. Collin Chatterton, Shenendehowa 17:35 23. Dan Spanbauer, Guilderland 17:38 24. Brennan A. Ballston Spa 17:44 25. Ryan Avery Guilderland 17:48 26. Ben Dryzmala Guilderland 17:55.14 27. Jerrod Buff Guilderland 17:55.31 28. Schwager, Shenendehowa 18:05.53 29. Eveleton, Albany 18:05.72 30. Ian Avery Guilderland 18:09

St. Michael’s College Volleyball VERMONT — The Saint Michael’s College women’s volleyball team dropped all three of its Northeast-10 Conference matches 3-0 last week, falling to Franklin Pierce University on Tuesday, The College of Saint

Rose on Friday, and Le Moyne College on Saturday. In the Saint Rose match, first-year Grace Fornabia, of Saratoga Springs/ Saratoga Central Catholic, had seven kills and a block while Statile added five kills.



Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018

COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN The Dance Alliance of the Capital Region is Pleased to Announce Two New Scholarship Opportunities for 2019 SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Pat and Sven Peterson Dance Scholarship will be offering a Winter/ Spring Scholarship as well as the annual Summer scholarship. The deadline to apply for the Winter/Spring scholarship is Sunday, November 18, 2018. All applicants will be notified of their status by Monday, December 3, 2018. The scholarship funds must be used for a dance intensive program between December 26, 2018 - June 20, 2019. The Summer scholarship application deadline is Sunday, April 28, 2019. All applicants will be notified of their status by Monday, May 20, 2019. The scholarship will be awarded to a student attending a dance workshop or intensive workshop. The scholarship is given on the basis of the applicant’s past dance experience and potential to make a contribution in dance to the applicant’s local dance community or to the field of dance in general. Preference is given to those who are in the Capital District and those who have not recently received a

scholarship from the Dance Alliance. You must be a current student member of the Dance Alliance, grade 7 through sophomore year in college.

Saratoga Springs Figure Skating Club SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Figure Skating Club is registering now for USFSC Learn to Skate classes this fall on: Sundays from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Fall session #2: Nov. 4 – Dec. 16. These are the only classes in the area sanctioned by US Figure Skating in the area. Please visit to www. to register.

SRYCMA/Saratoga Honda Youth Basketball League SARATOGA SPRINGS — Registration is now open with a skills assessment on Sunday, Nov. 11 and the first practice on Monday, Nov. 12. The first game is Sunday, Dec. 2. Practices are onehour long starting at 5:30 p.m. through 9:15 p.m. with games every Sunday starting at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Mike Laudicina at 518-583-9622, ext. 145 or

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Gavin Park Open Gym SARATOGA SPRINGS — Starting Oct. 15 Gavin Park will have a free drop-in program for the community. The basketball gym will be open from 3 - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday for anyone to use. Children under age 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Gavin Park is located at 10 Lewis Drive, Wilton for additional information you can call 518-584-9455.

Therapy Dogs Needed at Lake Avenue School SARATOGA SPRINGS — Lynn O’Rourke, a reading specialist at Lake Avenue School, runs a reading program with therapy dogs in her classroom. With only two dogs this year, O’Rourke is looking for more that are certified to read with the students. Contact Lynn O’Rourke at l_orourke@ or call 518-584-3678.

Recreation Deptartment Fall Happenings Volleyball: Due to closure of the Recreation Center, the volleyball program will

be at a different location. Please visit and click on programs/ volleyball for updated information. Willie Davis will once again bring his knowledge and love of the sport to the court for the Fall volleyball clinic. The clinic runs through Oct 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. Everyone age 8-14 is welcome to attend. The volleyball clinic provides skill development while teaching rules and strategies to become a better volleyball player. Water and sneakers are needed. Pickleball League: Due to closure of the Recreation Center, the Pickleball League has been cancelled. Refunds will be given. The Recreation Center apologizes for any inconvenience. Basketball: Basketball registration is on! Early Bird registration ends October 9! The Center will keep you informed of the locations of our Basketball program this season. Intro to Ice Skating: Join the early Fall Intro to Ice Skating and get a jump on the season! Registrations are going on now for Fall. Early Bird registration is open through Nov 5.

Week of October 19 – October 25, 2018



Blue Streaks Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs City School District honored five individuals for their extraordinary contributions to athletics during the 2018 Blue Streak Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, Oct. 12. This year’s inductees were Brianne Bellon, Claudia Didziulis, Rory Pedrick, Bill Scott, and Lawrence Youngblood. Brianne Bellon, class of 2010, participated in cross-country, winter track and spring track at Saratoga Springs High School. Some of her accomplishments include: High School: Member of varsity cross country, varsity winter track, and varsity spring track; Member of the undefeated cross-country team, which was the suburban council, sectional, and federation champions for five years; Member of the number two team in the USA for three years; Brianne was on seven national champion relay teams: 4xmile, 4x800, and distance medley relay (the first was as a seventh grader);

Current 800-meter record holder for Saratoga Springs, and a member of the Saratoga and Section 2 record holding 3200-meter relay team. College: Bellon attended University at Albany and participated in cross-county, winter track, and spring track. She was a member of the distance medley relay, which holds the university record. Brianne is currently a social studies teacher in the Galway School District. Claudia Didziulis, class of 1952, participated in varsity basketball, varsity cheerleading and varsity softball for Saratoga Springs High School. After graduating from Becker College in Worcester, Ms Didziulis became a long-time secretary to Athletic Directors Raymond Waldron and Bob Stulmaker from 1976-2000. In addition, she received the first ever Section 2 Athletic Director’s Secretary of the Year Award in 1999 at the NYS Athletic Administrators Conference. Rory Pedrick, class of 2004, participated in varsity football and

varsity lacrosse for three years at Saratoga Springs High School. Some of his accomplishments include: High School: Captain of football and lacrosse team during his senior year; Selected to the First Team Suburban Council in lacrosse for two years; High School All American in Lacrosse; Saratogian Player of the Year and a Saratogian and Daily Gazette First Team Quarterback; Recipient of the Ray Waldron Outstanding Athlete Award; Earned the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award. College: Rory went on to play four years of Division 1 Lacrosse at UMASS and made it to the National Championship game as a sophomore. Rory was the first Blue Streak to be recognized twice on ESPN’s – “Play of the Day.” He was part of NEILA Scholar-Athlete Team. He was one of four senior captains at UMASS during his senior year. Bill Scott, class of 1929, participated in varsity football,

varsity basketball, and varsity baseball for four years at Saratoga Springs High School. Mr. Scott was a two-sport athlete at Springfield College and excelled at baseball and track. He played baseball and batted third in front of Ted Williams on the US Army team in WWII. After graduating from Springfield College, he started the athletic programs at Northville High School and served as both Athletic Director and coach for all teams. Next, he became the Athletic Director for Ballston Spa where he began the sports program and was the first football, baseball, and basketball coach in the program’s history. He coached seven decades and was also a top football official in the 1930s and 1940s. The school mascot of the “Scotties” was named in his honor. Lawrence “Toby” Youngblood, class of 1975, participated in varsity basketball and varsity baseball for Saratoga Springs High School. Some of his accomplishments include:

High School: Member of the Foothills Council All-Star Team in 1974-75; Co-captain of the Foothills Council basketball team and was awarded most improved player in 1974-75; Member of the Foothills Council champion basketball and baseball team in 1974-75. In 1975, he was awarded Outstanding Male Athlete, Section 2 Leader in stolen base percentage, baseball’s most valuable player, and was a Booster Club Award Winner. After high school, Mr. Youngblood coached basketball for CYO, and was the coach and general manager for Saratoga American Little League. In addition, he coached baseball and basketball at Spa Catholic High School, Schuylerville High School and Galway High School. Mr. Youngblood is currently involved in the Saratoga American Little League, high school sports, NY Mets semi-pro baseball team, Black Student Alliance All-Star Basketball, and the Schuylerville Community Theater.

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Surrender Day Ceremony Staged at Schuylerville Photos by Thomas Dimopoulos.

SCHUYLERVILLE — The annual Surrender Day Ceremony was staged at Fort Hardy Park on Wednesday. The event – held at the grounds of the surrender on Oct. 17, 1777 - commemorates the surrender of British Gen. John Burgoyne to American Gen. Horatio Gates, which concluded the Battles of Saratoga featured several re-enactors, period music and cannon salutes and was attended by area political representatives and students from the Schuylerville Central School District and Salem Central School.

Cannon salute at Fort Hardy Park commemorating the 241st anniversary of the British surrender at Saratoga.

Area schoolchildren observe Surrender Day Ceremonies at Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville on Oct. 17, 2018. Eric Schnitzer, in red, reenacts the role of British Gen. John Burgoyne, and Sean Kelleher, in blue, in the role of American Gen. Horatio Gates.