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Issue 11

March 15 – March 21, 2019

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SKY WALK Design rendering of the proposed Flat Rock Centre Parking Structure. The LA Group will provide details regarding the structure during a presentation to the city Land Use Boards March 21.

Local Artist Lands Feature on Martha Stewart

Painted eggshells.

Photos by Elisa Sheehan. See Story pg. 8

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The development of a new, multi-story parking structure adjacent to the City Center could begin as early as this summer. The structure would provide spaces for about 600 vehicles and could be fully operational by the summer of 2020. “As far as design goes, a building permit in June would be great. That’s what we’re pushing towards,” said Ryan McMahon, who joined the staff of the City Center in 2011 as the operations manager before taking over as executive director in 2017. See Story pg. 11

Rockin' Robotics Steel Stallions Represent at Regionals

The Schuylerville robotics team, the Steel Stallions. Photo by SuperSource Media, LLC. See Story pg. 47



Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019

Snippets of Life From Your Community

INTERVIEW & PHOTO BY: Lindsay Wilson

Who: Kayse Burke Where: Starbucks on Broadway Q. How long have you lived in Saratoga? A. Almost exactly two years. Q. Where did you move from? A. North Carolina. Q. What brought you up here? A. My husband’s job. He runs a company out in Fultonville, NY. Q. What about you? A. I stay home with the kids…we have three kids, they are one-and-a-half, three-and-a-half and five-and-a-half. Q. I see you are in work-out clothes, do you work out or just find them comfortable? A. I tend to work out; a good four days a week is the goal.

Q. What Is your workout of preference? A. I love the Tabata, the HITT type classes they have at the Wilton Y. I also like the weight lifting class called “body pump” that I really enjoy. Q. Do you come to Starbucks every day? A. I go three times a week. I usually go to the one by the Target, but we have story time at the library this morning, so we decided to come here because they have the nitro coffee. Q. What I your favorite thing about Saratoga? A. Probably the summer. The weather is actually pretty mild, compared to the south. And there are so many fun things to do. There is the horse track, there is SPAC, there just seems to be another fun event every day. The polo fields are near where we live - It just seems like a great place to live. You wanna be outside all day every day.

Kayse and Nelson Burke.


Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019

Jane-Marie Schaeffer, Esq. Becomes a Principal at Herzog Law Firm

Law Enforcement Honored on Blue Friday

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Herzog Law Enforcement has announced that Jane-Marie Schaeffer, Esq. has been named a principal of the firm. Jane-Marie focuses her practice in Estate & Tax Planning and Elder Law, in addition to having experience in Guardianship, Special Needs Planning, Medicaid, Probate & Estate Administration, and Business Law. Jane-Marie has over 20 years of experience working in law firms and CPA firms. She has the expertise to listen to clients and their needs to develop plans ranging from simple to complex. Jane-Marie is the Treasurer for Consumer Directed Choices, a non-profit organization that promotes independence for individuals with disabilities. She also enjoys speaking to community groups and continuing education seminars on estate planning and long-term care planning.

WILTON — Blue Friday has been taking place on the last Friday in April since 2004. What started out is an initiative to support the families of law enforcement officers killed or seriously injured in the line of duty, is now a day that has been set aside by the New York State Legislature, to honor all law enforcement officers. In 2004 in the Capital District two police officers lost their lives within a short period of time in Albany and Schenectady. Now President of Blue Friday, Pat Fox who was an Albany Police officer, had the idea of starting a local chapter of the Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), and reached out to the local police officers and police unions in the area and together they were able to get the support needed to start a chapter. Now 15 years later, Blue Friday is celebrating is 15th anniversary. Blue Friday is

Jane-Marie Schaeffer. Photo provided.

Jane-Marie earned her Juris Doctor from St. John’s University as well as a B.A. from New York University in New York, New York. She is admitted to practice in both New York and Massachusetts. The Herzog Law Firm serves the Hudson Valley and Capital Region through its three offices located in Albany, Saratoga Springs and Kingston. For more information visit or call 518-465-7581.

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now a statewide nonprofit organization that raises funds to assist the families and co-workers of law enforcement officers killed or seriously injured in the line of duty on survivor victimization issues and grief counseling, assisting families attending the National Police Memorial in Washington, D.C., assisting the law enforcement agencies or the families in the paperwork process for a line of duty death, training the representatives of the different Law Enforcement agencies on how to cope with and how to apply for the benefits for a line of duty death. On April 26 Blue Friday will kick off at 5:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Ninety Nine of exit 15 in the Wilton Mall. Hosted by 107.7 WGNA a local country radio station, attendees can

enjoy food and drink specials, buy Blue Friday gear and enter to win a 50/50 raffle. That night the 15-year anniversary banquet will take place at The Century House, at 997 new Loudon Rd. in Latham. It is a dinner and awards ceremony where the officer of the year award will be presented. The Ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m., tickets are $75. To learn more contact Lou Somma at

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LOUDONVILLE — Earl B. Feiden, our precious Dad, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family and his dear German Shepard, Miss Lili, on the afternoon of March 8, 2019, just a few days after celebrating his 95th birthday. Earl was born in Latham on March 5, 1924 to Helena Portman and Earl B. Feiden Sr. Growing up in Latham, Earl was an alumnus of Christian Brothers Academy and Siena College. He proudly served as first sergeant in the United States Army Air Corps and was stationed in Southern Italy during World War II, later receiving an accolade and promotion for reconnaissance behind German lines. At the time of the liberation of Rome, Earl was appointed chief of Allied Security for the Vatican Treasury. Earl was raised at the family farm in Latham, where the business started in 1926. They harvested ice from the family ponds and delivered it to local homes for use in the icebox. As technology advanced, the company grew into Earl B. Feiden Appliance,

OBITUARIES soon becoming a full-service appliance store providing to an extensive geographic area including New York State, Massachusetts, Vermont and Connecticut operating out of three locations, truly a pioneer in the industry. The growth of Earl B. Feiden Appliance and its ability to remain family owned and operated, now in its 4th generation, was a great source of pride for our Dad. Until the time of his passing, he remained involved and interested in the day-to-day operations, proudly serving as Chairman of the Board. Not a day went by that he didn't ask "how's business?" Our Dad, as everyone knows, was always working a deal. In honor of his dynamic personality, and in keeping with his tradition of continuously promoting business, please visit our special offer at earlsbucks. com to celebrate his recent 95th birthday. He was a recognized and accomplished leader in the business community. Earl served as past president of the Latham-Colonie Division of the Albany Chamber of Commerce, co-founder and charter president of the Greater Colonie Chamber of Commerce, member of the Greater Loudonville Association, and past president of the Albany Executive Association (AXA). Earl met the love of his life, Josephine, on a blind date and married in 1949. Earl and Josephine would be celebrating their 70th anniversary on April 30. Together they built a home in Loudonville, where they lovingly raised their seven children. Earl was a lifelong golfer and spent

much of his free time on the course. He enjoyed the game, competing in tournaments, and, in keeping with his nature, often conducting business on par. He was a member of Wolferts Roost Country Club and past president and former member of Troy Country Club. Earl was president of Eastern New York Golf Association, chairman of Junior Golf, founder and charter president of the Senior InterClub Golf Association, founder of the Eastern New York Junior Golf Association, served on the board of directors of the Two-by-Fore Association and a member of the ROBs. Earl enjoyed spending summers at the family home on Cape Cod. It was here he enjoyed fishing expeditions, evening beach parties, digging clams, and spending time with his family on the deck, overlooking the Provincetown Harbor. The adventure of driving over-sand routes to the beach was another of his favorites. He loved the outdoors and spent many days at his camp in the Adirondacks. Earl was an avid sportsman and hunter, serving for many years as the president of the Minerva Fish and Game Club. Earl and Jo shared boating adventures with their daughters, navigating the Hudson River and sailing the waters of New England. They enjoyed the peaceful waters and beautiful scenery with their cocktails on deck. He often spent winters in California, escaping the cold weather for the sunny coast of Pebble Beach. He served as a marshal for several years at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament and at the U.S Open Championship

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USGA. Earl and Jo were longtime parishioners at Our Lady of Assumption, where he served as an usher, and were both involved in numerous church functions. Earl is predeceased by his loving wife, Josephine. He was a devoted and very special Dad to Nadine (Robert Shadlock), Lisa (David Huntley), Brad (Christine Fish), Mary (Mark Raciti), Mark, Michael (Paula) and Cindy (Bill Snyder). Grandchildren, Danielle (Soufyan Khadir), Elissa (Will Andrews), Bradley, Rachel, Katharine, Justin, Matthew, Dane, Jared, Tatiana, Ava, Olivia, Myles and Olga. Greatgrandchildren, Liam, Malcolm and Silas; and dear trusted friend, Captain Betsy Feiden. He is survived by his sister, Joan Murphy and predeceased by his brother, Donald. Earl's constant and faithful companion, Miss Lili, brightened every day. Her love and devotion to both of our parents was truly extraordinary; by their side right to the very end. We are truly grateful for the honor and privilege of being able to fulfill our parents' dreams and wishes at this time in their lives. This long and amazing journey we have been on would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of some very special individuals. We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Michael Conley ANP, Ph.D. and Consuelo Morales RN. They listened and understood our parents' wishes and enabled us as a family to fulfill their desires, recognizing that a "one size fits all" approach to medical care is a disservice.

They exemplify the concept of a healthcare professional that truly cares about their patient; unfortunately in our journey we have found that to be quite rare. A very special thank you to his son-in-law, David Huntley M.D., for his loving and attentive care 24/7. Earl shared a special friendship with Dave over the years and he was honored to be there for him both personally and professionally. When asked about his family, Earl often said "I have four daughters, three sons and a Dave." Jennifer DeJesus has been a part of our family for many years; her love and dedication to both Dad and Mom was remarkable. She made them feel special and the care she provided was exceptional. Jen was up for any adventure they suggested; everything from road trips to Cape Cod, or a last-minute craving for Ball Park Franks, one trip Jen will never forget. Marcia Dowen, aka "Day Girl," brightened every day with her enthusiasm, humor and loving care. These special ladies were always there for us, his trusted caregivers, also known as "Earl's Girls." We are also very grateful for the kindness, care and support provided to our Dad by Theodore Hausler, D.O. and Robert Benton, M.D. Earl's funeral Mass will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Latham. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Our Lady of the Assumption Memorial Fund, 498 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110. Condolence book at

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Bernadine (Sansiveri) Clark

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Judith Ann Matrazzo “Judy” passed away March 9, 2019. Family and friends may call on Friday, March 15, 2019, 10-11 a.m., Church of St. Peter, 241 Broadway. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. and burial will follow, St. Peter’s Cemetery. Burke & Bussing Online remembrances may be Funeral Homes made at

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Bernadine (Sansiveri) Clark passed away March 11, 2019. Calling hours were Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, followed by a funeral home service. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Burke & Bussing Online remembrances may be Funeral Homes made at

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Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019 Paul J. Demartino, age 39, of Greenfield Center was charged with speed in zone; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle- misdemeanor; unlawful possession of marijuana; registration suspended- misdemeanor; criminal possession of a controlled substance 5th- felony; criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th- misdemeanor. Evan F. Schettini, age 23 of Saratoga Springs, was charged with speed in zone; criminal possession of a controlled substance 7thmisdemeanor; failure to keep to the right; driving while intoxicated- misdemeanor. Nicole L. Glynn, age 34 of Green Island, was charged with grand larceny 4th- felony; petit larceny- misdemeanor. John D. Pratt, age 51 of Corinth, was charged with criminal solicitation 5th; patronizing a person for prostitution 3rd- misdemeanor.

Gregory Sovetts, age 57, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with petit larceny- misdemeanor. Samantha M. Paul, age 25, of Schenectady, was charged with DWI 1st offense - misdemeanor; equipment violation - no/ inadequate lights. Miles A. Merton, age 21, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation motor vehicle-3rd degree- misdemeanor; failure to obey traffic control device. Dustin N. Quirion, age 34, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle3rd degree- misdemeanor; failed to stop at stop sign.

BLOTTER 5 Ricardo P. Gauna, 34, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced to 1.5 years in state prison after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony. Peter D. Hockford, 49, of Schuylerville, pleaded March 4 to criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, in the town of Saratoga. Sentencing scheduled May 28. Michael C. Civitello, II, 23, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced March 4 to five years of probation, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of marijuana in the seconddegree, a felony, in Moreau.

Steven W. Harris, age 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with public lewdness- misdemeanor.

Michael C. Civitello, Jr., 43, of Gansevoort, was also sentenced March 4 to five years of probation, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of marijuana in the 2nd degree, a felony, in Moreau.

James F. Labarr, 29, of Saratoga, pleaded March 5 to aggravated DWI, a felony, in Wilton. Sentencing scheduled April 23.

Katie E. Baron, 38, no known address, pleaded March 4 to aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in

the first-degree, a felony, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled April 22. Christopher M. Goudy, age 22, Queensbury, was charged with harassment 2nd degree physical contact. Wendy J. Turcotte, age 47, Ballston Lake, was charged with speeding - posted zone; fail to keep right; driving while intoxicated- misdemeanor.; aggravated driving while intoxicated- misdemeanor; consumption of alcohol. Alyssa N. Bridge, age 26, Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal possession of marijuana 5th degree- misdemeanor; open container. Dennis J. Chapple, age 58, Schuylerville, was charged with petit larceny- misdemeanor. Christopher M. Decker, age 36, Saratoga Springs, was charged with assault in the third degree/intent physical injury- misdemeanor.

Christian J. Bishop, age 20, Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal sale of marijuana in the third degree- felony/ 2 counts; criminal possession of marijuana fifth degree- misdemeanor/ 2 counts. Nahissah J. Tatsey, age 18, Saratoga Springs, was charged with burglary in the third degree- felony. Kenneth M. Dooley, age 56, Saratoga Springs, was charged with assault in the third degree/intent physical injury - misdemeanor; unlawful imprisonment in the second degree - misdemeanor/ two counts. Gabriel W. McGarry-Ucci, age 19, Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal mischief fourth degree/intent damages prop- misdemeanor. Daniel M. Lundquist, age 65, Gansevoort, was charged with criminal contempt second degree/ disobedience- misdemeanor.



Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019

Bruce Curtis Joins the National Museum of Dance Staff

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The National Museum of Dance has announced Bruce Curtis as its new Wedding and Events Coordinator. In this role Bruce manages the rentals of the entire Museum facility including weddings, private and corporate events, and performing arts programs. He is a professional photographer and graphic designer with over two decades of experience. He was also the

lead graphic designer for the National Museum of Dance Gala between 2008 and 2013 for which he created and designed most of the marketing materials for this annual fundraising event and Hall of Fame induction. Curtis has photographed more than six hundred weddings and has also planned and coordinated many weddings and events over his twenty-year career. His broad experience within the industry as a

photographer at the Museum and throughout the region makes him uniquely qualified to assist rental clients considering the National Museum of Dance for their event. Bruce will be managing and organizing the annual Bridal Show at the Museum. This year’s bridal show will be held on Nov. 3. For more information contact email or call 518-584-2225, ext. 3003 if you wish to be a preferred vendor.

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The 2019 Saratoga Showcase of Homes Committee is in full swing planning this year’s edition of the area’s premiere new home tour. Now celebrating its 24th year, this annual community tradition has contributed over $1.2 million dollars to our local charities. The 2019 Saratoga Showcase of Homes will be over three spectacular weekends this fall on September 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29 featuring the region’s finest, awardwinning builders showcasing their new construction. A unique “Taste of Showcase Preview” event is being planned for Friday, September 13 so stay tuned for more details this spring! In addition, there will be a “Tiny House” unveiled at this year’s event which will be on the tour. It is currently under construction in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, BOCES and Curtis Lumber. It is shaping up to be an outstanding line-up of magnificent homes on display in Saratoga County attracting over 4000 visitors.

The Showcase of Homes Committee has an extensive marketing and promotional campaign in development, which includes official media sponsors in newspapers, magazines, television, online, social media and more! If you are interested in entering a new home in the event or becoming a showcase sponsor, please contact Barry Potoker, Executive Director at 518-366-0946 or Proceeds from the 2019 Saratoga Showcase of Homes event will benefit Rebuilding Together Saratoga County and Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties. A total of $63,000 was donated last year. For more information, visit Follow us on our Blog and Facebook for all the details and updates!

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.

Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019

Saratoga County Foundation’s Veterans Business Council Announces Scholarship Program SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga County Foundation’s Veterans Business Council is offering up to $10,000 in scholarships, to be awarded to Saratoga County Veterans for the academic year beginning in the fall of 2019. The two $5,000 scholarships are a new initiative from the group of Veterans business leaders in the community, which seeks to help unemployed and underemployed Veterans advance their careers. Applications are being accepted to be considered as one of the two inaugural recipients and donations toward the effort are also being encouraged. Eligibility includes, but is not limited to United States Veterans, Active duty, Guard, and Reserve members who live,

or work, or attend college within Saratoga County. Applications are available at or by contacting Denise Romeo, Executive Vice President of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, at 518-584-3255. Funding for the scholarships is coming from fundraisers conducted by the Veterans Business Council, but donations toward this program are encouraged and can be made at “This new scholarship initiative will help Veterans from Saratoga County pursue higher education to create better opportunities for themselves and their families,” says Karen Charbonneau, Chair of the Veterans Business Council.


Trainer Chad Brown to be Honored at the 26th Siro’s Cup Benefit for the Center for Disability Services Award winning thoroughbred trainer and Mechanicville native Chad Brown will be honored at the 26th annual Newton Plaza Siro’s Cup to benefit the Center for Disability Services in July. Due to the summer meet schedule change announced by the New York Racing Association, Siro’s Cup will be held on Wednesday, July 10. The signature event, held on the eve of opening day at the Saratoga Race Course, begins at 6:30 p.m. at Siro’s Restaurant, 168 Lincoln Avenue, Saratoga Springs. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a tribute and brief presentation to Chad Brown. Brown is a three-time, consecutive year recipient of the Eclipse Award Outstanding Trainer in 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2018, he was ranked 5th by Wins and 1st by Earnings among trainers. His 2018 Triple Crown

successes included Gronkowski placing 2nd in the Belmont and Good Magic placing 2nd in the Kentucky Derby. In 2017, the Brown trained racehorse Cloud Computing won the Preakness. Brown is a board member for BEST, Backstretch Employee Service Team. It is a benefit for the Center for Disability Services Foundation, Inc. Proceeds from Siro’s Cup fund specialized

medical and dental equipment for Center Health Care, mobility equipment for students and adults who have disabilities, communication devices, repairs and upgrades at the Center’s fully accessible Clover Patch Camp and renovations at St. Margaret’s Center, where the bedrooms are “little home spaces” in which many of the medically fragile children and young adults spend the majority of their time.



Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019

Painting Eggshells Lands Local Artist a Feature on Martha Stewart by Marissa Gonzalez Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA — For the last two-or-so years, Saratoga local Elisa Sheehan has been painting eggshells. She is a painter and has previously managed her own graphic design business. Her art is rooted in wellness and is typically used in hospitals and healing settings. “I used to get up early in the morning to paint because I had a graphic design business and two kids that we home-schooled so my painting time was often early in the morning. There were just these eggshells lying on our counter waiting for the compost and something struck me about them, they looked like they could be fun to doodle on,” Sheehan said. “So I just grabbed them. I would just kind of doodle in them, mostly it just started with pen and

ink. Over time a bunch of them piled up and I just thought they were so cool,” Sheehan said. She then posted images of the shells to her to Instagram and received a lot of positive feedback. Her work reminded her of the Japanese art of Kintsugi, the act of repairing pottery with gold

and silver. The philosophy behind Kintsugi is embracing something for its flaws and imperfections. “I was just so taken with that concept, and I really do constantly think about it in my life too as a result of creating these every day. I’m really trying to make it my own practice as well,” she said.

Photos by Elisa Sheehan.

Sheehan uses a variety of techniques to paint the inside of the eggshells: Paint brushes, ink, pen, and acrylic paint because it won’t eat away at the shells. “I really strive to make each shell really interesting in its own right,” Sheehan said. She says she spends hours on one single shell. After preserving the design Sheehan sometimes adds a gold leaf, drawing inspiration from Kintsugi.

Sheehan’s art, being as unique as it is, gained attention on social media which led to her work being featured on Martha Stewart’s website as a news story. Since being featured, Sheehan says she has gained more followers on social media and has received requests for custom eggshells. To learn more about Sheehan or purchase her art visit

Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019


$128 Million to Repave Roads Statewide Impacted by Extreme Winter Weather SARATOGA COUNTY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $128 million in new State funding for renewing State roadways impacted by this year's harsh winter weather. Funding will support 91 paving projects and the renewal of approximately 1,000 lane miles of pavement across the state, including at least one project in every county and the City of New York. The new funding, provided through the PAVE NY Initiative, complements $100 million previously committed earlier this year for local projects that renew approximately 3,700 lane miles of road across New York State. This unprecedented infrastructure investment will make state highways safer and more efficient, while encouraging local commerce and tourism. The projects announced today will begin this spring and will be completed later this year. The current State Budget provides a record level $743 million in direct state aid to local governments for road and bridge repair and modernization. This critical infrastructure funding is supported through the New York State Department of Transportation's five-year capital plan.

In the Capital Region, approximately $12.3 million in projects to renew 71 lane miles of the following roads in Columbia, Greene, Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties. • $2.3 million will go to Saratoga County to resurface Route 29 from the Fulton/Saratoga County Line to Benzal Road in Saratoga County. • $1.4 million to resurface Route 146 from Route 20 to the Albany County Line in Albany County. • $1.6 million to resurface Route 23A from Route 23 to Route 13 in Greene County. • $1.1 million to resurface Route 150 from Castleton-on-Hudson Village Line to Old Post Road North in Rensselaer County. • $2.4 million to resurface Route 147 from Ridge Road to the Schenectady County Line in Schenectady County. • $660,000 to resurface Route 28 from Route 8 to Harrington Road in Warren County. • $2.0 million to resurface Route 22 from Route 22A to Route 40 in Washington County. • $850,000 to resurface Route 9G from County Route 8 (Main Street) to Route 23 in Columbia County.



City Anticipates Looking at Updated Affordable Housing Proposal in Late Spring by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The city council anticipates revisiting in June an affordable housing proposal seeking the development of two 96-unit apartment buildings near Saratoga Casino Hotel. Liberty Affordable Housing Inc., a not-for-profit developer headquartered in Rome, N.Y., sought to develop the buildings on a currently vacant 30.27-acre parcel near the Saratoga Casino soccer fields. City Accounts Commissioner John Franck reported last week that the “public hearing” remains open to provide the public time to comment on the project. The council requested advisory opinions from the city and county planning boards last June. The city board came back with an unfavorable opinion, while the county approved it with comment, Franck said.

Initial plans called for the two four-story buildings each housing 96 apartments and consisting of two and three-bedroom units that would contain mixed income households targeting 50, 60 and 90 percent AMI. AMI, or the Area Median Income for a family of four in Saratoga County is about $84,000, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Based on this structure, the rent would equate to annual earnings of approximately $42,000, $50,400, and $75,600, respectively, for a family of four. Issues raised regarding the proposal include the project’s density and foliage, as well as the need of addressing sidewalks and lighting in future drawings. Public meetings regarding the plan are expected to be scheduled to take place in May, Franck said, in advance of the council evaluating its options in June.

Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019

League of Women Voters Saratoga County to Host Local Meetings on March 20 & March 27 SARATOGA SPRINGS — Preparation for Lobby Day in Albany will be one of the topics discussed at the League of Women Voters Saratoga County upcoming “Meet Up,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 in the Community Room of the Adirondack Trust Building located at 31 Church St.

The second topic will be the newly developed Civics Education program and its implementation in school and community forums. The event is free and open to the public. LWV of Saratoga County will also host an event at 7 p.m. on March 27 at Caffe Lena, where 12 volunteers will present their

perspectives on various aspects of making democracy work. Topics include: immigration, financial overhaul, third parties, the arts, privacy, and voting, among others. Presentation is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 518728-5201 or email: president@

Northeast Woodworkers Showcase at City Center on March 30-31 SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Northeast Woodworkers Association is hosting its 28th annual Showcase presentation at the Saratoga Springs City Center March 30-31. The event takes place 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Admission fee is $15; children under 12 admitted free. The premier NWA show, the largest of its' kind in the country,

will present over 600 exhibits reflecting the art of woodworking - from fine furniture, to exquisite turnings, carvings, intarsia, scroll work, sculpture, toys, accessories, musical instruments, and all things wood, offered on a background of oriental rugs and plants. Exhibiters, both amateur and professional, travel from several Northeastern states for the

opportunity to show their works of art and compete for coveted NWA award ribbons in multiple categories, including Best of Show and People’s Choice. The NWA Showcase normally attracts 5,000 people over the two-day event, many who come to attend the Totally Turning symposium, dedicated to the art of wood turning on a lathe.

Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019


PARKING, PARKING, PARKING City Center Looks to Multi-Level Parking Structure at High Rock

continued from front page... The development of the parking facility, located on cityowned land between Maple and High Rock avenues, would mark the first use of a multiphase project that could see the development of the entire 2.6acre parcel of land extending to Lake Avenue, behind City Hall. Discussions about potential uses regarding the development of that particular stretch of land have been ongoing for several years, and through many different City Hall administrations. On Thursday, March 21, the Design Review Commission and the Planning Board will stage a joint meeting to hear a presentation from the LA Group regarding details of the Flat Rock Centre Parking Structure. The public meeting will take place 5:30 p.m. at the City Recreation Center, 15 Vanderbilt Ave. An initial concept plan was publicly unveiled late last year. “We’ve narrowed down what we’re working on, and it’s in the same mold as the concept drawings the LA Group did for the city,” McMahon said. “While one structure overall, it’s going to have different looks and feels to it, so it will look like multiple structures, multiple types of architecture from the outside. There are sections that are conventional, sections that are more glass, and sections – while it’s not really the right term - of what I call a brownstone look.” In May 2018, city Mayor Meg Kelly created the Flat Rock

Working Group – comprised of area residents, City Center Authority representatives, county leaders, city officials and other community members – who were tasked with developing a Concept Plan for the 2.6-acre parcel. Last November, members of the City Council unanimously agreed to a resolution regarding the Flat Rock Centre Concept Plan. That Concept Plan includes: the establishment of a public park at the south end of the parcel along Lake Avenue; the continuation of the park at the easterly side of the parcel along High Rock Avenue, which will connect Flat Rock Park to High Rock Park and include the Greenbelt trail, Downtown Connector; and the development of a municipal parking structure. The design and development of the Greenbelt Trail, Downtown Connector, and a municipal parking structure were identified as a priority to be included in Phase One of the project’s development. The City Council also recommended the Saratoga Springs City Center Authority proceed with design proposals for the municipal parking structure, albeit with a number of parking spaces reduced from the 754 originally proposed. The updated plan calls for “600-ish parking spaces,” said McMahon, with the height of the structure being four to five levels. Currently there is no retail space dedicated, but approximately 70 percent of the structure is “flat” – that is, having level decks, which offers the possibility of an altered

usage for the structure should the future usher in the age of autonomous vehicles, coach lobby roundabouts, and VIP rideshares. “If the time came where there were not as many cars coming to conventions, it could be repurposed,” said McMahon, adding that there are existing communities that have already repurposed former parking garages into shopping areas and condominiums. The 600 or so new spaces in the parking structure would be designated “paid” parking spots. Motorists’ costs to park have not yet been decided. Eliminated would be more than 200 “free” parking spots on the current paved lot, where the future structure will stand. That paved lot holds 277 spaces in all. “As of late spring or early summer this year, the city is probably going to be losing a large number of parking spaces because of the construction that’s going to go on for the City Center garage, the Flat Rock lot,” Public Safety Commissioner Peter Martin informed the City Council last week. Martin said his department will soon suggest changes to the

existing time limits of other existing spaces “to accommodate our merchants and to take into account that we’re losing 210 spaces for a period of approximately one year.” There are currently about 1,300 spaces of public on-street parking and 1,480 public offstreet parking spaces in the city, including lots and decks, according to a city-issued request for proposals in 2018. “Starting doesn’t mean you immediately tear up the whole thing; it could be sectional work,” McMahon said. “There’s never going to be an ideal time, we’re busy year-round now, it’s not just the summer place to be (anymore). We’re working on some alternative parking places with some shuttles.” The duration of construction would take approximately 10 months, he added. The City Center will be funding the structure, its specified level of ownership not yet decided, although a land-lease arrangement with the city maintaining ownership of the land is a likely scenario. The total cost is likely to be higher than the estimated $11 million price tag of a standalone parking garage the City Center

had previously explored. “The biggest thing about the financing is that this will be something that is built without local taxpayer money going into it. This is not going to be raising anyone’s property tax. And it will be maintained by the City Center – plowing, salting and upkeep,” McMahon said. The City Center Authority has long stated it needs additional parking for its venue to remain competitive with other regions in drawing visiting tourists for conventions and other events. McMahon said the lack of parking has already cost the center millions of dollars. The hope is that a parking structure could be fully operational by the summer of 2020. Flat Rock Centre Parking Structure aside, Phase II of the overall project - which stretches to the southern end of the parcel closest to Lake Avenue - will look to increase and reconfigure the public park and green space. City Mayor Kelly said she will seek to reconvene the Flat Rock Working Group in the future to address Phase II of the project, although there is no specific timeline as to when that group will get back together.





Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019

The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club Thank You To Their Home and Lifestyle Show Sponsors

2019 Home show Ribbon Cutting. Photos provided.

The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club extends a warm thank you and gratitude to Adirondack Trust and all of our Home and Lifestyle Show sponsors. Our major sponsor and grand prize sponsor, Adirondack Trust, has been a supporter of the Home and Lifestyle Show and many other community organizations for years. We would also like to thank our additional long-time sponsors, Allerdice ACE Building Supply, Granite & Marble Works, Cudney’s Cleaners, The Saratogian, Saratoga Publishing, Saratoga Today,, Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs City Center, Saratoga Police Department, Mama Mia’s, Digital First Media, Farmer’s Daughter, Edward Jones and Belmonte & Son Tents and Events. Without all of your support the show would not be possible. Since 1973 the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club volunteers have worked tirelessly toward their annual fundraiser, The Saratoga Rotary Home and Lifestyle Show. Money raised through the Home and Lifestyle Show is used to support local community non-profit agencies. The funds are also directed toward international projects such as bringing clean water to impoverished nations and the fight against Polio. The Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation is the Home and Lifestyle Show’s biggest beneficiary, giving away over $60,000 in scholarships last year alone. The 2019 Rotary Home and Lifestyle Show was a tremendous success this year with thousands in attendance up considerably over past years. Thank you to Adirondack Trust and to all of the sponsors, vendors and guests for your support.


Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019


Letters EDITOR


Good for the Locals On my way home last night, I stopped at my neighborhood Stewart’s Shop. An old friend of the family was sitting in a booth. I went over and sat down for a minute to catch up - as I normally do.


A Better Ballston Spa For All of Us My family has lived in the Village of Ballston Spa for almost 35 years. After last year’s state audit faulted the Mayor and his party’s two Trustees for over four years of unfiled accounting, the subsequent resignation of the Village treasurer and his deputy and the 17.5 percent property tax increase I can no longer be supportive or complacent. An audit was approved more than five months ago but was just authorized. I cannot support the Mayor’s personal and his party’s candidates. The Mayor and three unelected candidates continue to violate the need for objectivity and transparency in government by taking bank meetings together and entering into loan agreements on behalf of the Village before these candidates are even elected. I will be voting for Liz Kormos and Christine Fitzpatrick on March 19 and I urge other concerned residents to do the same. I am impressed with their qualifications. Liz Kormos has worked for clients securing grants, totaling over a $100 million, that require insight into complex financial assessments. Christine Fitzpatrick has 35 years’ experience in private, not for profit and government sectors negotiating benefits plans and leading a not-for-profit. Both women have worked as successful project managers, setting clear objectives with measurable results and delivering on objectives. I’m glad we have these two fine candidates available to us and I am confident their experience and commitment will not only correct our past mistakes, but keep us from repeating them, and in the process build A Better Ballston Spa for all of us.

- KEITH LEWIS Village Resident Ballston Spa

He said, “Wait here a minute, I have to show you something.” He returned a minute later with the Simply Saratoga Spring Issue. He had a bookmark on Carol’s page and pointed to the picture with my father sitting at the bar at DeGregory’s. He then proceeded to spend the next several minutes reminiscing about all the wonderful memories he had of all the places on that side of town. He was grinning from ear to ear! Let’s just say we continued our “goodold-day’s” conversation for an extended time that day. I know for a fact there are many more “Saratogians” enjoying this publication as much as he is. The fact that it’s also flying off the racks and is hard to find is another indicator of the spectacular job you are doing.




Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019


SARATOGA SPRINGS — Nearly everyone you pass has had a brush with cancer, whether it be someone they know, family or themselves. Nearly one in three people in the United States will have cancer during their lifetimes according to the American Cancer Society. In 2012 alone there were 14.1 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths worldwide, according to the National Cancer Institute. Now cancer patients in the Saratoga region are benefiting from a $6 million renovation and expansion—including a second linear accelerator—at Saratoga Hospital’s Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center.

The state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator adds significant capacity at a facility that has seen demand increase by more than 30 percent since the center opened in 2005. The new LINAC also enables the Radiation Oncology Center to offer treatments that previously were not available at Saratoga Hospital. LINACs are used to deliver radiation to treat cancer in all parts of the body. “More than half of all cancer patients receive radiation therapy,” said Renée A. Russell, director of radiation oncology and oncology service line integration at Saratoga Hospital. “Investing in this technology is yet another example of our commitment to provide the care our community needs and deserves, close to home.”

The new LINAC is the largest component of a $6 million renovation that increased radiation oncology space by about one-third. The project included enhancements to the radiation treatment planning system and creation of a dedicated oncology electronic medical record. The renovation and expansion also added an exam room and created a new changing area for patients, central waiting space, a new nursing station, new conference room, and offices for physicians, a social worker, and chief radiation therapist. This is one of the many expansions the hospital has announced in the last year. Most recently, on March 12, the City's Planning Department, along with Camiros Ltd. consultants, presented and discussed a draft of the zoning map for alignment with the Saratoga Springs' comprehensive plan. A lengthy public hearing followed the presentation after it was announced by Saratoga Hospital President Angelo Calbone, that the hospital wanted to revisit its expansion plans that were initially tabled in 2015. The hospital wanted to explore the

A linear accelerator was recently installed at Saratoga Hospital as part of a $6 million renovation and expansion of cancer care services. Photo provided.

concept of a medical building in close proximity to the hospital’s main campus at the top of Myrtle Street in Saratoga Springs. The project would include creating a 75,000 square-foot building that’s expandable by 13,000 square-feet and 300 parking spaces. In order for this to happen, the city’s zoning map would have to be updated to change two parcels of land near the hospital

from residential to institutional medical business. “City residents, taxpayers and voters have repeatedly spoken, and they are the heart of the city. The city council can acknowledge them in affirming homeowner neighborhoods as primary and leaving current residential zoning intact,” said Tim Holmes, a resident of the neighborhoods that will be affected by the proposed re-zoning. “While prudent growth is good for the city, core planning principles protect neighborhoods and keep high-traffic uses in their zones on high-capacity roads,” said Holmes. Neighbors of the hospital that would be affected by the propped expansion have hired an attorney to represent them in the ongoing debate. Many showed up to the meeting. “I’m not here to debate the merits of the hospital expansion. I’m here on behalf of the residents' requests that the board consider carving out that (hospital) particular re-zone from this overall map amendment. It deserves its own stand-alone review consideration, deliberation and public comment period. I wouldn’t want the other 17 amendments to get bogged down in the debate over whether or not this expansion is good for the neighborhoods and the community,” said Andy Brick, an attorney representing neighbors in proximity of the hospital.

Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019


Wellspring Welcomes Three New Racing City Brewing Co. Members to Board of Directors Celebrates Anniversary SARATOGA SPRINGS — Racing City Brewing Co. with Oliva Winery is celebrating its 1-year anniversary of being open for business on March 16. The craft brewery and winery, located less than 2 miles from downtown Saratoga, is commemorating the occasion by announcing a partnership between Racing City Brewing Co. and DZ Restaurants. As part of the partnership, DZ Restaurants will become the

exclusive caterers of Racing City Brewing Co. for private events and the two local businesses will collaborate on event planning. The Brewery and Winery will also be celebrating the anniversary on March 16 with complimentary food from DZ Restaurants and Racing City Brewing Co., along with beer samples, live music, games, and a charitable cause. The event takes place at 50 Excelsior Ave. in Saratoga Springs at 4 p.m.

Local Financial Advisor Qualifies for Court of the Table Laura Siracuse. Photo provided.

Kevin Ronayne and Dean Kolligian. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Wellspring, a non-profit organization that supports survivors and the community to end relationship and sexual abuse, has named three new board members to its board of directors. New members are Dean Kolligian, Kevin Ronayne, and Laura Siracuse. Dean Kolligian, currently the Vice President of Security and Facilities at Adirondack Trust Company, holds a bachelor’s in kinesiology and a master’s in healthcare management and business administration. He is Chair of the Saratoga Hospital Foundation Golf Invitational, a member of the Town of Wilton Zoning Board of Appeals and the City of Saratoga Springs Downtown Special Assessment District, as well as a part of the New York State

Troopers PBA Signal 30 Fund. Kevin Ronayne, Vice President of Operations and Facilities at Saratoga Hospital, holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Penn State University-Erie, a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Kevin served as a founding board member and treasurer of Camp Abilities Saratoga, a service project of the Saratoga Springs Lions Club that provides a oneweek, sleep-away sports camp at Skidmore College for children and teens who are legally blind. In addition, Kevin previously served on the board of Captain Youth and Family Services.

Laura Siracuse is the Vice President, Relationship Manager at M&T Bank, and specializes in financing small to medium size business in the Capital Region. She holds a B.A. in Communication from University of Buffalo, a M.B.A. from Fordham University, Advance Certificate in Adolescent Education and completed Education Administration studies at The College of Saint Rose. Laura has a passion for helping her community deal with issues surrounding education and business. Wellspring’s Board of Directors also consists of Erica Fuller, President; Dawn Sauer, Vice President; Tom Meaney, Treasurer; Amy Knussman, Secretary; Jake Behuniak, Stephanie Collins, Stephanie Corp, Dave Cumming, John Lefner, Jason MacGregor, Lester Snyder, Karen Sosler, Linda Toohey, and Executive Director Maggie Fronk.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Dan Bruno Financial Advisor and Co-Owner of Bruno & Bruno Financial Services part of New York Life, has qualified for the exclusive “Court of the Table” of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). Founded in 1927, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), is an international, independent association of the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals. In addition to his role as a New York Life agent since 2008, Daniel D. Bruno is a six-year MDRT member and a second time Court of the Table qualifier. Achieving

Dan Bruno. Photo provided.

Court of the Table status places Bruno among the top professionals in the global life insurance and financial services industry.



Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019

NOTES Chamber of Commerce from

by Todd Shimkus • for Saratoga TODAY

April Fools’ Walk and Run is for Real!

Todd Shimkus, President of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce I believe April 1, 2012, was a Sunday. Sometime that morning, my cell phone began to buzz and vibrate. I was attempting to enjoy a day off so I initially ignored the calls. But let me remind you, it WAS April Fools’ Day. And I was about to learn this is a special day for Susan Halstead. Susan Halstead is the owner of Family Vision Care. At that time, she was also the volunteer Chair of

the Chamber’s Board of Directors. To “fool” the members of the Chamber’s executive board, she cooked up a conspiracy theory in which I was the guilty party. She called each volunteer to describe my transgression and to ask them to stay tuned. Not one of them picked up on the fact that it was April Fools’ Day. Some of them called me either to get my side of the story. But remember, I didn’t pick up the phone. Later that morning, Susan called them to invite them to the emergency board meeting later that day and suggested they take a close look at what day it was. April Fools! You can say that Susan Halstead and I have been “Frenemies” ever since. I got even with Susan on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Susan was in New York City on business that day. At 5 a.m. while it was still dark, I drove around the City

Susan Halstead.

placing lawn signs in the yards of her friends that stated in pink: “Halstead for Mayor – Vision for the Future!” During the day as her friends awoke, they posted photos of these signs on their lawns on social media. Now Susan’s cell phone began ringing. April Fools! In a couple of weeks, it will be April 1, 2019. This year, Susan Halstead and I are teaming up. We’re co-hosting the first-ever April Fools’ Walk, Run and Meet Up at the Gideon Putnam Hotel, in the Saratoga Spa State Park.

We’ll have food, water, a cash bar, running shirts, and some great networking. We will have a Start and Finish Line with a few suggested routes ranging from 1 mile to a 5k. Everyone that wants to walk or run will start at the same time but this is NOT a timed event. This means — in the spirit of April Fools’ Day — that every participant will have an opportunity to post whatever distance and time they want to say they ran or walked. We’ll have a trophy stand that you and your friends can use to

take a photo so that you can claim to have won the race. Registration and networking will start at 4 p.m. The official walk and run start time is 5:30 p.m. The proceeds from this event will help support our Healthy Saratoga movement that is working to ensure Saratoga is one of the healthiest places to live. And best of all for friends of Susan and I, we promise that everyone who registers will NOT be a target of our April Fools’ Day pranks this year. Visit for more information and details!

Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019

TOWN OF BALLSTON 2, 4, 5,6,7 America Way, $292,600. Briarwood Brooks Development LLC sold property to MKM Rental LLC. 58 Lancaster Court, $360,570. Traditional Builders LTD sold property to Susan Guhin.

CORINTH 121 and 123 Main St., $128,000. Felrow Realty Ventures LLC sold property to Yi Eric Zheng. 414 Main St., $134,800. Douglas Thompson (by Agent) sold property to Michael Bedell.

GREENFIELD 4449 Route 9N, $167,000. Mark and Judith Hays sold property to Jennifer Tighe. 887 Coy Rd., $123,000. Sandra Kilmer sold property to Bryan MacPherson. 142 Ballou Rd., $280,000. Chad and Heather Tallman sold property to Timothy Rodgers and Sarah Lelea. 45 Braim Rd., $132,500. Gerard Parisi (as Trustee) and Sarah Whitney (as Beneficiary, by Trustee) and Laurence Whitney (by Trustee) sold property to Forty five Braim Road LLC. 8 Mia Way, $242,050. Michael and Rilla Schulte sold property to Cody Acker and Ashley McCleary. 23 Frasier Rd., $97,000. Douglas Frasier sold property to James and Sharon Mulholland.

MALTA 30 Foxglove Way, $515,000. Susan Moore sold property to Kristin, Mark and Pamela Howell. 26 Riley Cove Rd., $145,000. Bruce Steminsky (as Trustee) and John Steminsky (as Trustee and as Atty) and Doris Steminsky (by Atty) sold property to Bruce Steminsky. 5 Hills Rd., $70,000. Mark Powers sold property to Lisanne Powers. 31 Wake Robin Rd., $162,000. Rock Solid Real Estate LLC sold property to Sean McCarthy.


8 Carlyle Court, $300,000. Sharon and Joseph Dagostino, Jr. sold property to Shane and Amy Imler. 169 Thimbleberry Rd., $216,500. David Alston and Emily Cody sold property to Amy Griffith. 30 Thimbleberry Rd., $176,000. Jason and Angela Waite sold property to Zachary and Katherine Pelletier. 362 Eastline Rd., $205,000. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA sold property to Zachary Hastings and Desireah Delucca. 2 Thimbleberry Rd., $192,000. Linda and Michael McGraw sold property to Nicole and Stephen Babie.

MILTON 98 Rowland St., $295,000. John and Randi Ball sold property to Brian Gould and Maria Tapia. 80 Rowland St., $245,000. Triller Development LLC sold property to Michael Triller. 2 Carriage Way, $260,000. Red Sea Development Inc. sold property to Kelly Raposo Veras and Fabio Veras. 900 Macarthur Dr., $379,900. Barclay and Christy Chantel sold property to Leah Parillo. 287 Rowland St., $145,501. Plaza Home Mortgage Inc., sold property to Rachel Traver and Rafael Mota.

TOWN OF SARATOGA 200 Casey Rd., $338,000. Anthony and Jami Piraino sold property to Kathryn and Zachary Evans.

SARATOGA SPRINGS 101 East Ave., $615, 000. Excelsior East LLC sold property to Nicole and Robert Bissonette, Jr. 23 Glenmore Ave., $345,000. David and Christine Huestis sold property to Benjamin and Mackenzie Zarzycki. 4 Rolling Brook Dr., $675,000. Pamela Daly (by Agent) sold property to John Daly, Jr., (Ind and as Agent) sold property to Jerome Fohet. 100 C Division, $1,020,038. Ellsworth Square LLC sold property to Michael Los and Mary Jeanne Gage Los. 46 Union, Unit 205, $675,000. Moore Hall LLC sold property to Bruce Lunsford and Mary Ewing (Co-Trustees). 98 Van Dam St., $377,000. Charles and Kathryn Baker sold property to Susan Stranburg. Shaw Dr., $165,000. DGD Holdings LLC sold property to Jack Rochelle Treiber. 7 Jaipur Lane, $250,000. Robert and Kathleen Snell sold property to Marissa Ainsworth. 268 Broadway, Unit 601, $1,800,000. Bruce Lunsford and Mary Ewing (Co-Trustees) sold property to Francis and Dominica Annese.

229 Washington St., $715,000. Sarah Foulke (by Exec) sold property to Schmidt Management 229 LLC. 104 Walnut St., $370,000. One Hundred Four Walnut LLC sold property to Michael Piesnikowski.

STILLWATER 15 Native Dancer Lane, $294,900. Adam Dasilva sold property to Brittany Woodward. 1 Winners Place, $320,000. Ward Peek sold property to Tyler Dumas. 11 Blizzard Rd., $100,303. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company (as Trustee, by Atty) sold property to Amanda Thomas.

17 Blizzard Rd., $155,000. Stephen and Joan Zahorian sold property to Oak Ridge Development LLC. 35 Lake St., $135,000. Sasi Cheruvu sold property to Sandra Perryman. 23 Newland Rd., $319,000. James Doyle sold property to Patrick Cronin and Eliza Pacific Cronin.

WILTON 105 Louden Rd., $440,000. Jamie and Jolene Curtis sold property to Marie Colucci (as Trustee). 1 Laurie Lane, $316,500. Joseph Desantis sold property to Daniel Kinlan. 14 Killarney Court, $390,000. Kristin Sica (as Trustee) sold property to Thomas and Cynthia Kmetz.


Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019

A 'Game Changer' for Saratoga Springs

by Ben Weatherwax,

SMARTACUS Creative Group

for Saratoga TODAY Originally built in 1871 as a Methodist Episcopal Church, Universal Preservation Hall (UPH) became a hub for the creative economy of Saratoga Springs and remained so for over a century. The Church was built as not only a place of worship but also as a venue for famous speakers of that era. Presidents William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt have spoken there, as has the abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The congregation, Saratoga residents and summer visitors by the hundreds attended. Almost 100 years later (1976), the Methodists sold the building to the Universal Baptist Church. The building fell into dangerous disrepair and so the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation and the City became involved in 1999 to move the congregation to a safe venue and condemn the building. The situation looked hopeless. In 2000, a group of concerned citizens led by Jeff Pfeil and Tom Lewis formed a partnership with Reverend Minnie Burns of the Universal Baptist Church to restore the building as well as create a

non-profit community cultural center. With a successful $3 million fund-raising campaign to salvage and stabilize the building for seasonal use, Universal Preservation Hall was "born" in 2003. Teddy Foster entered the picture in 2006. Shortly after moving back to Saratoga Springs after three years in Virginia, where she had been working for Genworth Financial, she joined the UPH board at the request of a friend. Reluctant at first because preserving and renovating the building seemed to be an overwhelming project, Foster remembers thinking, “Dear God, please don't ask me to be on your board! Please, no. I don't have anything to offer you.” She tells this story with humor that's infectious. That's one of many qualities that makes her a great fundraiser. Elected president of the UPH Board in 2009, Foster led the group until 2015 when she negotiated an affiliation with Proctors Collaborative in Schenectady. At that time, she stepped down as board president to be hired as the capital campaign director. Wayne Akey followed in her footsteps as board president and in January 2019, Kathleen Fyfe, program director of Leadership Saratoga, for the Saratoga County of Chamber of Commerce, has been named to lead UPH's board. It was anything but love at first sight for Foster, but she soon fell head over heels for this huge, crumbling structure and became a passionate preservationist. Working as a volunteer for many years driving UPH's preservation and, now, as paid staff (Campaign Director) to raise $5.5 million toward a restoration that will cost in total $9.4 million.

“Back then, UPH had no money to pay me,” she smiles. So, Foster started a health and wellness business she called "Foster Good Health" so that she had some income while she did the important work she wanted to do for UPH. With a background in sales training from her 12-year career with Genworth Financial, Foster has used the sales skills she used to teach others to obtain donors for UPH's Capital Campaign. THE 'LIVING ROOM' OF SARATOGA “I’ve always viewed it as a blank canvas,” says Foster, describing the vast array of events for which the new UPH can be used. Both the 700seat theater in the round upstairs and the 200-seat community room can be rearranged to accommodate virtually any event. UPH will focus on presenting more than 200 nights a year of music, live theater, Broadway cabaret, and more. The Great Hall that's the main performance space will have excellent acoustics, lighting and sight lines. There will be comfortable seating and a movie screen that can be lowered from the ceiling. “I think all we are doing is very cool and makes UPH unique,” Foster says, delighted by her vision of the Great Hall. "The opportunities provided by a newly renovated UPH are endless. We'll be the 'community living room' of Saratoga the year round." For the last several months, Foster and her operations manager, Mary Beth McGarrahan, have been working out of temporary offices at 3 Franklin Square. They'll stay there until early spring 2020, when the building is scheduled to open

Initially fearing the challenge of saving Universal Preservation Hal l, Teddy Foster has fallen in love with what she calls 'our beautiful old gal.' When the $9.4 million reno vation will be completed next year, 'the opportunities will be end less,' she says.

if all stays on schedule. Foster is confident that will happen, given the team of contractors, and acoustic/theatrical engineers that are working on the building. "Saratoga does not have a downtown cultural center that's year-round,” she says. “People come here, and they say, 'There's so much culture here.’ No, not all year round. UPH will fill that gap and ensure the long term economic good health of Saratoga Springs and the surrounding region." ”UPH is in the heart of downtown and will be open almost every day of the year," she continues. "We look forward to lots of collaboration with other arts organizations, local and regional. It's going to be a place people can walk to and share wonderful cultural and community experiences," she promises. A 'GAME CHANGER' The road for UPH has been long and challenging but all obstacles have been overcome. Thirteen years after her first

involvement with UPH, Foster is excited to be under construction on the massive restoration. She's just $300,000 from achieving the project's $5.5 million fundraising goal. “The bulk of the financial resources for the restoration have come from generous individuals and businesses who have given their support because they believe in our vision and understand how important UPH will be to a vital and vibrant Saratoga Springs and surrounding region in the future,” Foster notes. "We call UPH our 'beautiful old gal' and are dedicated to its future as a thriving venue for all to enjoy. We know that Saratogians and visitors will benefit year-round and enjoy their experiences with us for years to come. Please join us!" A senior at Saratoga Springs High School, Ben Weatherwas is president of the chamber orchestra and a member of the varsity rowing team. Ben enjoys fishing, skiing, and spending time outdoors.



Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019

Saratoga Independent School Gives to California Kids SARATOGA SPRINGS — Fifth graders at Saratoga Independent School donated toys and school supplies to kids in Paradise, California. These fifth-grade students led a drive to collect toys and school supplies, hoping to receive donations from the SIS school community. They noticed that people who suffered in the wildfires in California lost everything, including their homes. SIS wants to help people, and the fifth graders decided they needed to help out. Soon enough they met their goal and much, much more. They packed five whole overfilled boxes, which were shipped to the Paradise Elementary School. The Saratoga Independent School motto is: We take care

of ourselves, each other, our school, and our community. The students at SIS try to do this every day. Founded in 1991, SIS is a New York state-chartered private school accredited by the New York State Independent Schools Association. The school’s mission is to empower students to become confident learners who are capable of critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork. It strives to equip its students with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in an increasingly complex world, while enriching each day of their childhood. It provides students with an environment in which a high priority is placed on respect and caring for one another. Saratoga Independent School 5th graders. Photo provided.

Skidmore College Announces 2019 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients SARATOGA SPRINGS — Skidmore College will bestow honorary degrees upon baseball great Joe Torre and “Einstein’s Dreams” author Alan Lightman during the College’s 108th Commencement Exercises Saturday, May 18, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York. Skidmore will honor Torre for an extraordinary baseball career, during which he was a nine-time All-Star, the 1971 National League MVP, a celebrated manager with four World Series wins and a respected MLB executive. In addition to his impressive baseball career, Torre overcame personal adversity and childhood trauma and has used his experience to help others by establishing the Safe at Home Foundation and Margaret’s Place, organizations that help children affected by domestic violence. Skidmore will recognize Lightman’s distinguished career as a writer, educator, physicist and social entrepreneur. Lightman is

professor of the practice of the humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the author of multiple books, including “Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine,” “In Praise of Wasting Time,” “The Accidental Universe” and “Einstein’s Dreams.” “Einstein’s Dreams” was selected as the Class of 2019’s First-Year Experience reading assignment and informed engaging discussions regarding the relationships between people and time. Lightman also visited Skidmore’s campus in fall 2015. “Mr. Torre’s lifelong pursuit of his passion and service to others is an example for Skidmore students as they contemplate their paths after graduation. Dr. Lightman’s efforts to bridge the sciences and humanities also inspire our Skidmore community,” said Skidmore College President Philip A. Glotzbach. “Both embody the meaning of Creative Thought Matters, and we are honored to bestow upon them honorary degrees.”

Alan Lightman. Photo by Michael Lionstar.

Kristie A. Ford, professor of sociology and director of Skidmore’s Center for Leadership, Teaching and Learning, has been selected as the 2019 Skidmore faculty Commencement speaker. Ford’s academic research focuses on race and ethnicity, gender

Joe Torre. Photo provided.

and sexuality, and social justice education. She is also the founder of the Intergroup Relations Program at Skidmore. Skidmore College Board of Trustees Chair W. Scott McGraw and Class of 2019 President Nigel Smith will join President

Glotzbach and professor Ford in offering their congratulations to the 2019 graduating class. This commencement is partially open to the public. The lawn is open to the public and the amphitheater is reserved for graduates and their guests.

Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019



Information Session About Notice of Public Hearing March 21 NEW Diesel Mechanic Training Program for Adults GALWAY — Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a resolution adopted by the Board of Education of the Galway Central School District on February 28, 2019, a public hearing regarding the transfer of $130,000 from

the Repair Reserve Fund to the General Fund will be held on March 21, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Junior-Senior High School Library of the Galway Central School District, 5317 Sacandaga Road, Galway.

WSWHE BOCES To Hold 2nd Annual Regional Schools Job Fair March 20

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Employment Training for Adults (ETA) division of WSWHE BOCES is pleased to announce that it will offer a new Diesel Mechanic Training program. This 200 hour program is designed to prepare students to function as entry-level diesel mechanics. Tasks relate to modern diesel engines and commercial vehicles as well as sophisticated heavy equipment systems with electronic functions and advanced computer controls. Diesel mechanics serve their customers with job titles such as Diesel Service Technicians, Diesel Technicians and Diesel

Mechanics. The purpose of this program is to prepare students to inspect, repair and overhaul buses and trucks, as well as to maintain and repair diesel vehicles. Students completing the program will be eligible to sit for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair (G1) certification exam. ETA will hold a free program information session on Wednesday, March 19, 6-7:30 p.m. at the F. Donald Myers Education Center located at 15 Henning Road, Saratoga Springs. Visitors can learn general information about this career

field and get an overview of the training program. Local employers will speak about the industry and what it takes to be successful. Visitors can tour the training lab and view the type of equipment used on the job. To register/reserve a seat for this free information session, visit diesel-mechanic or call Melissa Briggs at WSWHE BOCES, 518-581-3716.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Washington-SaratogaWarren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES is sponsoring the 2nd annual Regional Schools Job Fair which will take place on Wednesday, March 20 at

4 to 7 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs High School in the Gymnasium, 1 Blue Streak Blvd., Saratoga Springs. Additional information is available at www.wswheboces. org/page/job-fair.


Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019

Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019


Greenfield Elementary School (518) 428-2267 •

GREENFIELD SUMMER CAMP OFFERS AFFORDABLE, ENRICHING MORNING SUMMER FUN GREENFIELD, NY – For more than 25 years, the Town of Greenfield has offered families a traditional summer camp experience reticent of the kind you remember as a child: one with lots of open space, room to play with peers and chock full of good, old fashioned summer camp fun. The camp runs for five weeks, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, and will provide children with summer memories and fresh air that is sure to make them sleep well at night. More than 200 children attended camp last year. Camp takes place at the beautiful Greenfield Elementary School, which is located just five miles north of Saratoga Springs in the foothills of the Adirondacks. Camp features an 8:1 camper/counselor ratio with more than 30 exuberant teenage camp counselors, most of whom live in Greenfield and once attended camp themselves. All counselors are American Red Cross certified. Students ages 5 through 14 are welcome and are grouped by age. Campers are provided with plenty of organized and free play on the popular Greenfield Elementary playground and beautiful rural property. Daily activities take place both in and outside the Greenfield Elementary School. Children enjoy daily art projects and organized gym time with dodge ball, parachute play, limbo, Tae Kwon Do and more. Camp also features themed events like “Super Hero Day” and “Hat Day,” as well as magicians and other special guests.

Optional field trips are also part of the fun, often taking children to such places as area museums, the Saratoga County Fair, movie theaters, bowling alleys, baseball games and more. “Every kid dreams of summer camp,” said Rebecca Sewell, Town of Greenfield Recreation Director. “We pack as much fun as we can into a five-week program to offer our kids the chance to enjoy summer days with community friends without costing as much as a family vacation.” The Town of Greenfield is home to 8,000 residents and spans more than 41,000 acres of land, including Brookhaven Golf Course in Porter Corners. The Summer Recreation Camp is just one of many programs and events held throughout the year.

DATES: July 1 - August 2, 2019 TIMES: 9 a.m. to Noon, Monday - Friday (except for extended field trips) LOCATION: Greenfield Elementary School, 3180 Rte. 9N, Greenfield Center TRANSPORTATION: There will be transportation provided for field trips only. EASY DROP OFF! TO REGISTER: Registration begins March 1 for Greenfield residents and April 1 for everyone else. It will end on May 31 or at capacity. Camp forms and fees can be found at www.greenfieldny. org or by calling 518-893-7432 x307. Town of Greenfield residents receive a discount, but camp is open to all surrounding communities.


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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. Scott Cutting | Services: Sunday 10 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 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 Senior Center: 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs 518-796-4323 | Pastor Pat Roach Services: Saturday 7 p.m.; Bible Study: Friday 7 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., 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. Eastern Orthodox — Christ the Savior 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake | 518-212-7845 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. Faith Chapel 6 Burgoyne Street, Schuylerville | 518-695-6069 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. First Baptist Church of Saratoga Springs 45 Washington St., Saratoga Springs | 518-584-6301 | Services: Sunday 12 p.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 Church 34 Third Street, Waterford | 518-237-7370 | Rev. Kathy Alonge-Coons Services: Sunday 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. Adult Christian Education Program: 8:30 a.m. 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 Sunday 8:30, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School: 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 Rd., 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. New Life Fellowship* 51 Old Gick Road, Saratoga ­­ Springs | 518-580-1810 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Next Level Church Comedy Works: 388 Broadway Saratoga Springs 518-306-7133 | Pastor Joe | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

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

St. Therese Chapel (RC) 1 Wilton-Gansevoort Road, Gansevoort 518-792-2276 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

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

St. Thomas Anglican Church 242 Grooms Road, Halfmoon 518-348-0842 | Father John Bassett | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

Old Stone Church (American Baptist) 159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa 518-583-1002 | Services: 10:30 a.m. Olde Liberty Baptist 600 Route 67, Malta | Services: Sunday 10, 11 a.m., 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. Perry Road Baptist Church* 150 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs | 518-587-0711 Pastor Thomas Van McClain | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Porter Corners United Methodist Church* 512 Allen Rd., 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. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (ELCA) 4 Northcrest Drive, Clifton Park | 518-371-2226 | Service: Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship: 1st and 3rd Sundays 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School: 9:1510:15 a.m. (Sept.-June); REACH- Christian education for adults: 9:30-10:15 a.m. Quaker Springs United Methodist Church* 466 Route 32, Schylerville | 518-695-3101 | Pastor Ben Lalka | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. Revelation Church* 59 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs 860-942-7359 | Pastor Mark Kehrer | Services: Sunday 10 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, 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.

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 9, 10:45 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. Jeff Stratton | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs* 624 N. 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 March 15 – March 21, 2019 RELIGION


The Saratoga Jewish Congregation Shaara Tfille and The Jewish Community Center of Community Arts, Skidmore Office for Jewish Student Saratoga Springs Presents Seth Rosner Life and Temple Sinai Presents "Rosenwald" SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Jewish Community Arts, in partnership with Skidmore Office for Jewish Student Life and Temple Sinai, and with a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York and support from the Golub Corporation, presents "Rosenwald," directed by Aviva Kempner at the Skidmore College Davis Auditorium on March 24 at 7 p.m. Kempner begins by focusing her inquisitive lens on a mystifying anomaly. Who is the white man prominently framed on the wall of numerous black schools located throughout the American South? This question turns out to be the thread that unravels a historical yarn for the ages. In the early years of the 20th century, Julius Rosenwald, son of German Jewish immigrants, a brilliant entrepreneur, a profit driven businessman and a fiercely devoted philanthropist, creator of the Amazon of its day, donated millions to the construction of more than 5,300 schools in African American communities in the rural South. Washingtonbased documentarian Aviva Kempner adds this film to her growing string of films celebrating Jewish American achievement including The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998) and Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg (2009). Unlike her earlier films, this later work is less remarkable for Rosenwald’s personal accomplishments (rising to head of Sears, Roebuck and Co. amassing a great fortune) than for what he did with that money on behalf of others. After being introduced to Booker T. Washington and “as a member of a despised minority,” Rosenwald recalled the programs his ancestors had suffered in Europe. The Northern businessman focused his attention and his tremendous wealth on the plight of the southern blacks. Through an alliance with B.T.

Washington, Rosenwald funded and built community schools for black children throughout the South in the era of segregation. He gave grants that supported black artists, musicians, and writers who became a substantial portion of the black cultural and intellectual leaders in the twentieth century. Some of his schools were burned down by the Ku Klux Klan. He rebuilt them, sometimes over and over. The masterstroke in Rosenwald’s building program was his insistence that he would provide a third of the funding if the respective community would contribute the rest. These schools weren’t handed down from the Heavens; they were built from the ground up by the very same people whose children attended them. Most viewers will likely have little to no familiarity with the events recounted in this documentary. Rosenwald isn’t just a portrait of a great selfless American and his powerful company, but an excavation of an ugly episode of our own history, and a reminder of what one person can do to uproot it. “What inspired Julius Rosenwald?” asks Jewish Community Arts Coordinator, Phyllis Wang. “It was not only the autobiography of and later relationship with Booker T. Washington, and the biography of William H. Baldwin Jr., a white industrialist who became a leading advocate for African American education in the late 19th century, but also the Jewish principles of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and tzedakah (righteousness often in the form of charitable giving).” "Rosenwald" will be shown in Davis Auditorium at Skidmore College on March 24 at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion and a dessert reception. A $5 donation is requested. For information or reservations, call 518-584-8730, option 2 or visit www. or Facebook.

Congregation Shaara Tfille and the Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs invites the community to screen the oral history of Seth Rosner’s Navy service on Sunday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. It will be held at 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs in conjunction with a synagogue breakfast at 9:30 a.m. There is a $10.00 charge for breakfast. Open to the public, please RSVP to 518-584-2370. This interview was recorded by the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center and covers Mr. Rosner's service from 1956-58 as legal officer and officer of the deck on

board U.S.S. Intrepid, an Atlantic Fleet attack aircraft carrier, now the Intrepid Sea, Air, Space Museum in New York City. Following the presentation, Mr. Rosner will answer questions and screen his Kodachrome slides of Intrepid flight operations and refueling at sea. He took these photos in September 1957 during the largest peacetime war games fleet exercise in history - NATO Combined Fleet Operation Strikeback which was off the coast of Norway, north of the Arctic Circle. Seth Rosner practices business and corporate law and counsels lawyers and law firms on legal ethics and professional

responsibility matters. He has degrees from Wesleyan University (A.B.), Columbia Law School (J.D.) and New York University School of Law (LL.M.). Following 3 and 1/2 years in the Navy, Mr. Rosner was a Ford Foundation Fellow in Comparative Law at N.Y.U. School of Law and at the Law Faculty of the University of Paris. On his return to fulltime practice in New York, he was an Adjunct Professor of Law at N.Y.U. Law School for 29 years - teaching comparative law seminars for lawyers, judges and law teachers from civil law jurisdictions in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.

Bounce, Play, and Win Prizes! FAMILY FUN PLANNED FOR ALL FAITHS AT GAVIN PARK PURIM CARNIVAL WILTON — Temple Sinai, with a grant from the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, will host its annual fun-filled Community Purim Carnival for the public on Sunday, March 24, from 2-4 p.m. in the Christopher Dailey Gym at Wilton’s Gavin Park. Purim is a holiday celebrating a biblical story about overcoming racism and oppression. It is traditionally celebrated with costume and revelry and has been called "the Jewish Mardi Gras.” It’s the biggest party of the Jewish year. Families and children from the community are welcome to join this program for youngsters of all faiths. Featuring more than 15 interactive games and 2 huge bouncy bounces, children of all ages will also enjoy dancing with the DJ, a photo-booth, crafts, snacks, and prizes galore for everyone (every player wins EVERY time!). The schedule of events in Gavin Park include games, bounce houses, children's crafts, and a photo-booth from 2-4 p.m. and a community dance party with DJ (and loads of prizes) from 3:30-4 p.m.

ALL WELCOME FOR EVENT ON MARCH 24 Admission is free. Activity tickets are fifty cents each (all games are one ticket and all rides two tickets). There will also be discount wristbands for unlimited games and rides. Popcorn and other refreshments will be available for purchase. "Purim is a joyous celebration, especially for children, with a wonderful story, noisemakers, costumes, and fun. What better way to celebrate than

with a carnival? We hope children and families from throughout the Saratoga Springs-Capital District area will attend our annual Purim Carnival and become a part of the merriment!" said Temple Sinai President Michael Marx. Temple Sinai is a Reform Jewish synagogue, located in the historical district of downtown Saratoga Springs. For more information about the carnival, contact Temple Sinai at 518-584-8730, option 2.



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Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019


New Spins on an Old Favorite

Lincoln Baths Building at the Spa State Park Saturdays | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

by Kristin Cleveland for Saratoga TODAY Photos by Pattie Garrett unless noted.

As light returns to our region and cold nights alternate with warm days, sap runs in the trees and maple sugaring season begins. On Saturday, March 16, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market celebrates this sweet time of year with Maple Day! Vendors throughout the market will offer maple inspired samples and recipes, and Gina Willis, manager of maple production at her family’s Slate Valley Farms, will introduce a new spin on this traditional treat: maple syrup infusions. Willis grew up learning about making maple, honey, and other farm products with her parents Pat and Susan Imbimbo. She earned a degree in Agricultural Business and Horticulture at SUNY Cobleskill, and then returned to help run the family farm.

Maple Syrup from Slate Valley Farms at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market.

Sugar house at Slate Valley Farms. Photo courtesy of Slate Valley Farms.

Maple lines at Slate Valley Farms. Photo courtesy of Slate Valley Farms.

This decision makes Willis unusual in the maple industry, as most maple operations are run by men. Willis is excited to take up the family tradition and also innovate. Last summer she attended classes at the Maple Producers Convention to learn about naturally infusing a variety of flavors into maple syrup. She has since tested over 30 infusions in her commercial kitchen, and on Saturday she’ll bring samples of four (vanilla bean, blueberry, Ceylon cinnamon, and coffee bean) plus a bourbon barrel

aged maple syrup. In addition she’ll offer samples of all of the grades of syrup made at Slate Valley Farms during the 2019 harvest. Willis is also continuing a project, started by her grandmother, of sharing a wide variety of maple recipes, from sweet to savory, salty to spicy. Instead of a traditional cookbook, Willis is developing a cooking video web series. She’ll provide a sneak preview at the market, giving out recipes like Maple Apple Sheet Cake and Savory Maple Rice and Beans, which she loves because it combines “northeast sweet flavor with southwest zest!” Willis is thrilled to devote her life to both the beloved traditions and new possibilities of maple. She enjoys having a connection to her family’s woodlands and managing them year-round to ensure a great maple season. She explains, “Being able to have an occupation that allows me to be in tune with nature is a wonderful perk.” Also at Saturday’s market will be an opportunity to try an old New England sugaring tradition, sweet maple syrup drizzled over a sour dill pickle, plus some local vendor creations like maple-vanilla Italian cream sodas, real maple lattes, and maple cheesecakes.

Maple Syrup Pudding SERVES: 4 INGREDIENTS: *Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market

• 3 Tablespoons corn starch • 1 large egg* yolk

• ⅓ cup dark maple syrup*

• 1 teaspoon vanilla

• 2 cups milk*

• 1 Tablespoon butter*

INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Whisk syrup, milk, cornstarch, and egg in a saucepan. Cook on medium high heat for 8 minutes while continually whisking. Remove from heat and add vanilla and butter. 2. Pour in four individual dishes. Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving. NOTES: Top with whipped cream: 1 cup whipping cream (heavy cream*), 3 Tablespoons maple syrup* Beat cream until soft peaks begin to form. Add maple syrup and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Adapted from the recipe by Schoolhouse Maple, shared by My Saratoga Kitchen Table.



Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019

Bring on the Corned Beef & Cabbage

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY


my Foodie Friends. This weekend is St. Patrick’s Day. My mother, who was Italian, used to say “Everyone is Irish on St. Patty’s Day.” My father, who was Irish, always agreed because if he didn’t he ran the risk of not getting her delicious Corned Beef and Cabbage. So here is to all of our “Irish” lads and lassies. So how did Corned Beef and Cabbage become an American dish served on St. Patrick’s Day? From the Middle Ages until sometime in the 19th century, the Irish were known for producing salted meats. It was actually considered their specialty. Most of the salted meats created in Ireland were done so for trade. The salted meats were deemed too luxurious for the poor Irish, so it went out of the country and the Irish would have to resort to other measures for meaty pleasure. The closest and cheapest thing the Irish could get their hands on in terms of cured meats was salt pork — meat that’s similar to bacon. It was a staple for the Irish, and could be found in almost every home. As the Irish migrated to the United States, they couldn’t find salt pork in their new home, and bacon, the closest substitute, was insanely expensive. Thus, they turned to corned beef. It was the one thing Irish immigrants would eat in the U.S. because it reminded them of home. The truth is, most Irish folks don’t eat corned beef and cabbage nowadays. However it’s become a tradition Irish-Americans readily adopted, and welcomed as part of the Irish-American heritage we have here now. Preparing Corned Beef and Cabbage does require some

essential tools. As you look for tools to use to make your Corned Beef and Cabbage; you may need a Dutch oven or a stock pot, and a good chef (cooks knife). The chef ’s knife (sometimes called a cook’s knife) is the most important knife to have in your kitchen and within your knife collection. A chef ’s knife is the go-to tool for more than 90 percent of daily kitchen tasks including most slicing and dicing of fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish. And while a chef ’s knife may be the “king of the kitchen,” it should not be used to butcher or carve poultry, to remove the skin of large vegetables such as butternut squash, or, as some people have tried, to puncture a hole in cans. The broadness of a chef ’s knife blade makes it unwieldy for tasks better suited to a smaller knife. Many of our customers ask me what is the best brand knife to have. Choosing a chef ’s knife “is like a dance partner.” A knife that feels comfortable and graceful in your hand might feel klutzy to someone else. When you start shopping for that perfect chef ’s knife—one that will make slicing, dicing, chopping, and mincing more pleasurable, precise, and effortless—it’s important to identify your personal preferences, and to realize that there isn’t one knife that’s right for everyone. Finding your ideal knife might take a little time, but you’ll know it when you’ve found it. Once you’ve got a knife in your hand you should immediately get a sense of its fit. It should feel comfortable, like a natural extension of your hand. It should inspire confidence, not instill fear. If it feels wrong, move on. If it feels pretty good; start chopping (or mock chopping), noting how you respond to the knife’s physical characteristics.

Weight: You’ll need to try several knives to find your ideal knife weight. One school of thought believes a hefty chef ’s knife cuts through foods easier because it “falls” with more force. Another thinks a lighter chef ’s knife flows more freely and lets you maneuver the knife more skillfully. Bottom line: Choose the style that feels right to you. Balance: “Perfect balance” is in the palm of the beholder. Judge balance by gripping the knife by its handle. If it feels uncomfortably weighted toward the back of the handle or toward the blade, then it probably isn’t for you. An unbalanced knife will make you work harder. Side-to-side balance is also important. When you come down on the blade, the knife shouldn’t feel unstable, as if it wants to teeter toward one side or the other. Size: An 8-inch chef ’s knife is the most popular among home cooks because of its versatility. A 10-incher’s longer blade can cut more volume but may feel intimidating. A 6-inch chef ’s knife can offer an element of agility, like that of a paring knife, but falls short when working with volume or when slicing through something large, like a watermelon. As you prepare for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration events; Stop by Compliments to the Chef, your neighborhood kitchen and cutlery store, and let us help you choose the best knife for you. We carry some of the best knives made in the world. As you celebrate; be sure to compliment the chef and the host. Remember my Foodie Friends “Life Happens in the Kitchen!”

Take Care, John & Paula

Corned Beef and Cabbage INGREDIENTS • 1 (2 -6 lb.) corned beef brisket • 1teaspoon peppercorn • 2 dried bay leaves • 1 -3 head fresh cabbage • 1 -12 medium red potatoes • 1 (1 lb.) bag fresh carrot


• fresh parsley • Real butter • 1fresh garlic clove • 1 medium fresh sweet onion • yellow mustard

Total Time: 3 hours

1. Use a large Dutch oven or stock pot that will hold everything all at once. Place the brisket (best side up) in the bottom of the pot. Add the spice packet or a teaspoonful of peppercorns and two bay leaves. Cover the brisket generously with water and a bottle of beer (optional - adds flavor and is a tenderizer). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 2 hours. 2. During the 2 hours: Scrub and rinse the new red potatoes. Remove any eyes and bad spots. Leave as much of the peel as you can. Quarter them. Cover with water. Remove the outer leaves from the cabbage until the leaves are entirely light green, rinse and cut it into quarters through the spine so they stay together. Set aside. Peel one carrot and cut it into quarters. Set aside. Peel the onion and cut it into eighths. Set aside. Rinse the bunch of fresh parsley and chop up just the tops into very tiny pieces. I find that kitchen scissors do just fine. 3. After the 2 hours: Add the potatoes on top of the brisket. Add water to cover everything. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. 4. Add the cabbage on top of the potatoes and add onion and carrot on top of the cabbage. Add water to cover everything. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Check the cabbage to see if it is tender. If not, simmer another 5 minutes. You shouldn’t undercook it and it’s hard to overcook it. 5. In a large serving bowl where you can stir the potatoes, crush the garlic clove and rub the inside of the bowl with it. Place the potatoes in the bowl while still piping hot and add a quarter pound of butter and add a handful of chopped fresh parsley. Gently stir until butter is melted, it coats all the potato pieces and the parsley is evenly distributed. 6. Put the rest of the parsley into a tiny serving bowl for those who want to add more to their potatoes. Slice the brisket cross grain. Use the carrots as garnishments.

OFFICE FOR THE AGING LUNCH PROGRAM Served at the Saratoga Senior Center











• Breaded Fish • Macaroni & Cheese • Stewed Tomatoes • Pineapple

• Five Spice Chicken • Mashed Potatoes • Beets • Dinner Roll • Pears

• Pasta with Meatballs • Mixed Vegetables • Peaches

• Apple Glaze Pork • Sweet Potatoes • Cauliflower • Dinner Roll • Fruit Cocktail

• Turkey with Gravy • Rosemary Red Potatoes • Broccoli • Cranberry Crunch

Menu Subject to Change. The suggested contribution is $2/meal. $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



Indoor Garage & Craft Sale On Sunday, March 24, from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., the popular Elks Ladies Auxiliary Indoor Craft and Garage Sale will take place at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club off Maple Avenue on Elks Lane. Admission is free with over 40 vendors; great parking, bargains galore, and lunch. New vendors are signing up every month. Snow or rain, the sales go on and it is a fun activity the entire family enjoys. All proceeds go to our local charities. Next sale date is April 28. 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). When Life Ends, What You Need to Know How to plan for a funeral. Topics include pre-planning; prepayment; traditional, natural and green burials; cremation; costs and much more. This informational meeting is presented by Burke’s Funeral Home and sponsored by the Care Team of UUCSS. It will be held on March 24 at 2 – 4 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, located at 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Event is free to the public. For more information, call 518-587-0403. Small Group Bible Study Free Spirit Fellowship is hosting a small group Bible Study concerning the new birth experience at the church on Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1425 W. High St., Ballston Spa. If you are interested in joining this study, please call 518-885-3149. Call for Artists with Chronic Illnesses, Disabilities, & Caretakers Nonprofit seeks artists to feature work in show celebrating the healing power of art. If you are someone living with a chronic illness, rare disease, disability, or are the caretaker of someone with one of the above, this is a great opportunity to express yourself and share your artwork. Saratoga

Springs-based nonprofit, Beyond My Battle, is holding an art show this May showcasing the ways art can help manage the many stressors of living with, or caring for someone living with, any kind of medical condition. The deadline to submit artwork is March 30. All art must be able to be hung on a wall and artists must be ages 14 and older. Please send a photo of your artwork, along with your name, the dimensions and medium of the piece, as well as a description (approximately 100 words) of how you use art to move beyond your battle to info@ Mary Poppins Auditions Malta Spotlighter’s Theatre Troupe announces auditions for a June 22 - 23 production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins”, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film, presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. Elyse Young, Artistic Director is seeking actors, actresses, singers and dancers ages 8 through adult. Auditions are by appointment only on Sunday, March 31 and Monday, April 1 at the Malta Community Center. Contact Elyse at theater@malta-town. org or call 518-899-4411, ext. 305 for a more detailed cast list, to schedule an audition appointment or information about sponsorship opportunities. Sponsors to date include: Global Foundries/Town of Malta Foundation, Agape Eye Care and C.T. Male Associates. Saratoga Job Fair Capital Job Development Group presents Saratoga Job Fair at the Saratoga Springs City Center on Wednesday, April 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Over 40 Saratoga area employers. Free parking behind City Center. For more information, visit Quilt Show A spring quilt show with over 200 quilts, sponsored by Quilters United in Learning Together (Q.U.I.L.T.) in Delmar, will be held on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy. The show is known for its spectacular quilts, and includes 13 vendors, raffles, demonstrations, and gift gallery.

There will be four Guild speakers, a display of suffrage blocks honoring Susan B. Anthony, and a popular Guild-sponsored mini-mart. There is extensive free parking and valet service; the Hilton is handicapped accessible. Admission is $8 for one day; $12 for two days. For more information see www.quiltinc. org. Q.U.I.L.T, Inc. is a 501c3 quilt guild, meeting in Delmar. Estherville Animal Shelter Spring Luncheon The luncheon will be held on Sunday, April 7 at Van Patten Golf Club in Clifton Park. Beautiful silent auction and raffle gifts. The event starts at 1 p.m., doors open 12:30 p.m. Delicious buffet, featuring meats, fresh vegetables, salads, desserts, beverages all for $35 a person in advance. Please mail checks payable to Estherville Shelter and send to Barb Kerker 1556 Division St., West Charlton 12010 by March 20. Contact with questions. Make reservations early. Brown Bread/Bake Sale and Luncheon Simpson United Methodist Church, located at 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls, is hosting their Spring Steamed Brown Bread Sale just in time for Easter. Rich with molasses, bran, raisins, and buttermilk, then poured into coffee cans and steamed over the stove for 3 hours, this wonderful bread freezes well, is great on its own or toasted with butter or cream cheese and still only $6 per loaf. Orders will be taken until Wednesday, April 10, with pickup Friday, April 12, from 4 -6 p.m. and Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. A traditional bake sale and light luncheon will also be available for purchase during Saturday’s pickup hours. Call Jerry at 518-587-7942 to place your orders. Please leave phone numbers with order if you get the machine. Day with the Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt American Legion Auxiliary Unit 234 presents the Annual “Day with the Bunny” and Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at 23 Pleasant St., Ballston Spa. Easter Egg Hunt Schedule: 11:15 a.m. toddlers to age 5, 11:45 a.m. ages 6 – 8 and Noon ages 9-12.

Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019 Saratoga Mom Prom The Saratoga County Children’s Committee is busy planning the 7th Annual Mom Prom, an incredible night of dancing, laughter and fun. Without a doubt, our fundraiser is more than tacky dresses and dance contests, it’s an opportunity to raise money for our programs supporting underprivileged youth in Saratoga County. Over the course of the last six years, we have raised and donated $92,500 for charities in our community and this year we are on track to reach our goal of $100,000. All proceeds from this year’s Mom Prom are earmarked for our Back to School Program, which we began in 2015 after Maple Ave Middle School requested 50 back packs and supplies. SCCC also provides back to school assistance to other local organizations including Saratoga Mentoring, The Franklin Community Center, Saratoga Mental Health, and several local schools. We have 5 premiere raffles that are awesome. Tickets are only $20 each, you do not need to be at the prom to win, and you can easily buy a ticket on line in a minute or less. We also have sponsorship opportunities. For more information, visit www. Annual Rummage Sale The Annual Rummage Sale at Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, 768 Charlton Road, Charlton, will be Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drop off dates are Tuesday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. No books or electronics, please. Bus Trip to Weston Country Store and Bryant House The Olde Saratoga Seniors are hosting a bus trip to Weston County Store and Bryant House in Westin, VT on Tuesday, April 16. The bus leaves Saratoga Train Station at 8:30 a.m. and leaves American Legion in Schuylerville at 8:45 a.m. Enjoy lunch at the Bryant House and then a visit to the Vermont Country Store next door. There is a lot to see at this general store of yesteryear. Depart Vermont 4:30 p.m. Arrive home approximately 7 - 7:30 p.m. Cost will be $26 per person. Mail payment to PO Box 60, Schuylerville, NY 12871 by April 1. For more information, contact Pat Temple at 518-338-2329.

Tree Toga 9 Tree Toga is a fun, family-friendly event at which Sustainable Saratoga’s great volunteers pull together to leave a green legacy for the next generation. Homeowners can request a free #NextGenTree by volunteering to be tree hosts and committing to water and nurture their tree during its first two vulnerable years. At this 9th Tree Toga planting day, Sustainable Saratoga will plant thirty young trees throughout Saratoga Springs. Volunteers will gather on April 27 at 9:30 a.m. at High Rock Park, Farmer’s Market Pavilion, across from 88 High Rock Ave., Saratoga Springs for registration, training, site assignments, and camaraderie. Around 10 a.m., volunteers will disperse to plant shade trees in residential front yards and at institutional properties around the city. After the morning’s planting, Sustainable Saratoga encourages volunteers to meet for a celebratory lunch at Harvey’s Restaurant, located at 14 Phila St., Saratoga Springs. To learn more, and to sign up as a tree host, planter, waterer, or event day volunteer, go to treetoga9. Questions, suggestions or inquiries about donating to the tree fund can be sent to trees@ Spiritual Retreat for Grieving Parents On April 27, St. Clement’s Church will offer a one-day Spiritual Retreat for Grieving Parents at 321 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. The retreat is open to parents whose child of any age has died by any cause, no matter how long ago. All are welcome, regardless of situation or religion. Very few things in life are more painful than the death of one’s child. A parent’s life changes drastically and dramatically forever. Focusing on the spirituality of the grieving process and the very real promise of eternal life can help. This retreat is offered in cooperation with the Albany Diocese, and the Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents, a unique, ongoing Catholic program that has been serving the spiritual needs of grieving parents for almost 10 years. See www.emfgp. org or for more information. Or call Becky Craig at 518-596-2099.

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This Week’s Events: MARCH 15 - 21 family friendly FRIDAY, MARCH 15

Tang Family Saturdays

Fish Fry Fridays

Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore Campus, Saratoga Springs | 2 – 3:30 p.m. Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions. Programs include a brief tour of a current Tang exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity. Free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly suggested. For reservations and information, call 518-580-8080.

Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 32 South of the village of Victory | 4:30 - 7 p.m. Fish Fry will continue every Friday through April 19. All are welcome. Menu: Fish Fry, Chicken Fry, Clam Fry, Popcorn Shrimp Fry, Buffalo Shrimp, Chowder, ask about our extras and beverages. You are welcome to eat in at our club house or call ahead for take-out. 518-695-3917.

Corned Beef in Dublin’ Principessa Elena Society, 13 Oak St., Saratoga Springs | 5 - 7 p.m. A corned beef dinner with pasta e fagioli and macaroni with sauce, with salad, Italian/ rye bread, dessert and coffee/tea. Admission price: adults, $9; seniors, $8; children, 5-12, $5; take-out, $10. Children under 5 are free.

Fish Fry Fridays The Knights of Columbus 246, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs | 5 - 8 p.m. Dinner will include a generous portion of Haddock (either fried or baked), French fries, cole slaw, tartar sauce, and cocktail sauce for the cost of $12 ($1 extra for takeout). Also available for purchase will be fried clams, New England clam chowder, macaroni and cheese, and dessert. All events are open to the public and families are always welcome. Your support of these events helps the Knights to continue to support our local schools and other charitable causes within the community.

Friday Fish Fry Ballston Spa Elks Lodge, 10 Hamilton St., Ballston Spa | 5 – 7:30 p.m. Fish and fries, fried shrimp, clam chowder, seafood platter, fried scallops, chicken tenders. All proceeds to Elks charities. Every Friday night through April 12.


Free Line Dancing Class Bloom Studio, 153 Regent St., Saratoga Springs 7 p.m. | Tango Fusion Dance Company is presenting a new class in Line Dancing. New students are welcome to take one class for free. No experience necessary. For more information, visit or call to reserve your spot at 518-932-6446.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17 Breakfast Buffet Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Route 9, Saratoga Springs | 8:30 – 11 a.m. Now featuring 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.

Lenten Bible Study Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, 768 Charlton Rd., Charlton | 9 – 9:45 a.m. The study will continue through April 21. The book, “The Upper Room Disciplines 2019: A Book of Daily Devotions” will be used and may be ordered from Amazon either Kindle or paper version. The link to order is: dp/B07FPTC3YC. For questions contact the church at

Genealogy and Local History


Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Route 4 and Route 29, Schuylerville | 1 p.m. Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet. David Lowry, Manager of Local Government Advisory Services at the New York State Archives, will discuss some of the lesser known records that can be found in government resources in our area. Public is welcome. For information call Ginny at 518-885-9309.

Wellness Walk Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 11 a.m. – Noon The walk is geared towards gentle exercise and is for participants at basic fitness levels. Led by Linda Hovious at the Saratoga Y. Snowshoes will be available at Camp Saratoga for rental 30 minutes before the program; free/members, $3/non-members.

Open Mic Night

Diseases of their Lives

Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs Sign up: 7 p.m. | Open Mic Night is every Monday, all ages, all styles. The event is free, but please leave a $3 donation for their nonprofit organization if you are able. The show is at 7:30pm. Two songs, or 10 minutes. Sign up is first come, first served.

Brookside Museum 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa | 7 p.m. The Ballston Area History Roundtable will present a program entitled “Diseases of their Lives” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 at Anne Clothier, Education Director at the Museum, will discuss illnesses and treatment in Saratoga County and beyond in the period 1780-1920. Join us for an interactive journey learning about the illnesses that plagued early residents of this area. For more information on the BAHR, please visit our website

TUESDAY, MARCH 19 Pieroghi Sale Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake | Pick up: 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. We will have potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese pieroghis. Please order soon as we expect the orders to be larger than usual. Please call 518-363-0001.




Saratoga Parkinson’s Support Group

Lenten Lunches

Woodlawn Commons Building, 2nd Floor, Wesley Health Care Center, 156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs | 2 p.m. Guest speaker: Shayne Willette with a presentation on Parkinson’s Boxing class. The meeting is free and open to people with Parkinson’s Disease, caregivers, spouses, family members, and interested individuals. For more information, call Kevin McCullough 518-222-4247.

First Baptist Church, 11 Glenridge Rd., Rexford | Noon – 1 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend each Wednesday through April 17. A special speaker each week. Donations suggested. The event is open seating event, but reservations must be made by Sunday of the week you plan to attend by calling the church office at 518-399-2220, ext. 101 or by emailing In case of weather-related cancellations, please check the School Closing Network.

Regional Schools Job Fair Saratoga Springs High School, 1 Blue Streak Boulevard, Saratoga Springs | 4 – 7 p.m. A great place to live and build your career. Instructional and non-instructional positions. Multiple districts participating. Learn more at

Geolocators and Goldenwinged Warbler Tracking Crandall Library, 251 Glen St., Glen Falls 7 p.m. | Margaret Fowle of Audubon Vermont will present the program for the Southern Adirondack Audebon Society’s March meeting. Free and open to the public.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21 Tim O’Shea and Friends Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs | 4 – 6 p.m. Direct from Ireland sponsored by Janney Montgomery Scott. Joining Tim, his Dublin Native, Padrig Timony, a multiinstrumentalist who will play the Fiddle, Guitar and sing a song our two. A special guest appearance by Andrew Coletti, the great Irish Step Dancer will also be made. Enjoy the entertainment over delicious Irish Scones. Cost is $2. For more information, call 518-584-1621.

Annual Community Mixer Next Door Kitchen and Bar, 51 Front St., Ballston Spa | 6 – 8 p.m. Enjoy a relaxed evening, beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m. including a cash bar and an array of tempting hot and cold appetizers followed by the official meeting at 7 p.m. The annual meeting and mixer is an opportunity for members and non-members to socialize, review BSBPA accomplishments and look forward to the upcoming year. $30 per person. Pay online at of pay at the door. RSVP is appreciated at

TUESDAY, MARCH 19 Town of Greenfield Historical Society Greenfield Community Center, 25 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center | 7 p.m. Our speaker will be Lauren Roberts, who is the Saratoga County historian. Her presentation is Harnessing Nature: Building the Great Sacandaga. The public is invited. For more information, call 518-583-6171.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 Olde Saratoga Seniors Meeting Town Hall, 12 Spring St., Schuylerville, Noon | It will be a sandwich meeting and the Schuylerville Band and Chorus will be entertaining the seniors. All are welcome. Contact Pat for information, 518-338-2329.

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Glens Falls Symphony Yardbirds, George Winston This Weekend at The Egg Concert Sunday at Zankel SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Glens Falls Symphony’s 2019 Alfred Z. Solomon Colloquium Concert – The Sages, will be performed 4 P.M. Sunday, March 17, at Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College. The Symphony’s 2018-19 season continues its celebration of Beethoven and Bernstein, exploring these two titans’ musical journeys in performances of their earlier compositions to their mature masterpieces. The concert on March 17 will feature Beethoven’s tempestuous Grosse Fuge and Bernstein’s song cycle Arias and

Barcarolles, as well as Bach’s sprightly Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. The performance of Bernstein’s eight-part song cycle Arias and Barcarolles will feature vocal soloists Vera Savage, mezzo soprano, and Philip Lima, baritone. An engaging panel discussion on the song-writing genius of Leonard Bernstein, moderated by Music Director Charles Peltz, will be presented at 3 p.m., prior to the concert. Admission to the panel discussion event is included with concert tickets. Tickets are general admission at $30 adult/$10 student.

Frank Zappa’s Hologram COMES TO ALBANY

ALBANY — The Yardbirds, led by original member Jim McCarty and joined by electric guitar virtuoso Godfrey Townsend, perform their blues-rock based psychedelic anthems “For Your Love,” “Over Under Sideways Down,” “Train Kept A-Rollin’,” and “Heart Full Of Soul” Saturday, March 16 at The Egg. Since the Yardbirds’ birth from 1963 to 1968, and then its 2003 reformation, the group has been known for its incredible guitarists. In addition to Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, plus rhythm guitarist/bassist Chris Dreja have contributed to the band’s history. Jim McCarty continues to lead the innovative British rock band that provides the crucial link between British R&B, Psychedelic Rock, and Heavy Metal, while pioneering the use of innovations like fuzztone, feedback and distortion. Tickets are $34.50. George Winston will perform at The Egg on Sunday, March 17.

The Yardbirds perform at The Egg on Saturday. Photo provided.

The celebrated American rural folk pianist George has just released his 14th solo piano album, “Spring Carousel.” Each live performance is unique and may incorporate solo 7-string guitar and solo harmonica while benefiting local food banks. Tickets are $36. Just announced: legendary artist Graham Nash will perform

Proctors Announces 2019 -2020 Subscription Series

ALBANY — Frank Zappa may have died in 1993, but the spring of 2019 will bring his hologram to the Capital Region. The aptly titled “Bizarre World of Frank Zappa” will appear on April 28 at the Palace Theatre. Alongside the hologram, the real-life touring band features guitarists Ray White and Mike Keneally, bassist Scott Thunes, multi-instrumentalist Robert Martin, percussionist Ed Mann, and drummer and Zappa archivist Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers. Produced by premier hologram production company Eyellusion, the hologram tour uses hours of never-before-seen

Zappa performance footage from the early 1970s. Meanwhile, Dweezil Zappa, son of Frank, performs at the Palace Theatre April 3, as part of the Experience Hendrix tour. Additional performers include Hendrix’s onetime bandmate Billy Cox, as well as Joe Satriani, Kenny Aronoff and a slew of other musicians. Also at The Palace: Trey Anastasio - with Jon Fishman, Jennifer Hartswick, Celisse Henderson, Saratoga’s own Tony Markellis, and Ray Paczowski perform April 9; Celtic Women perform March 30. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to:

SCHENECTADY — Proctors and Capital Repertory Theatre have announced the 2019–2020 Key Private Bank Broadway Series at Proctors and the 2019–2020 Season at Capital Repertory Theatre. “Disney’s Frozen,” in November, and the critically acclaimed “The SpongeBob Musical,” in September, will both tech in Schenectady, launching national tours from State Street. In Albany, theREP is looking to inaugurate its new space, only blocks from its present location, with “Sister Act” in July 2020. Tony and Grammy-winning pop culture phenomenon “Dear Evan Hansen” headlines the season offerings and is joined by the most recent Tony award winner for Best Musical, “The Band’s Visit.” Dates were also announced for: “Fiddler on the Roof,” “SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical,” and “Hello, Dolly!” at Proctors and “Lobby Hero,” “It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theater,”

with Band at The Egg on Sept. 28. Nash is best known for his role as a member of Crosby, Stills, Nash (and sometimes Young), and with the Hollies. Tickets to all shows are available at The Egg Box Office at the Empire State Plaza, by telephone – 518-473-1845 or on line at

Disney’s Frozen & SpongeBob Musical

“SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical,” coming to Proctors in March 2020. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

“Your Best One,” and “The Irish and How They Got That Way” at theREP, with performers representing many of the shows. Proctors Collaborative CEO Philip Morris said, in a statement, the twin seasons represent “more entertainment, more options and more flexibility.” Beginning with the 2019– 2020 Season, Capital Repertory Theatre will open its annual slate in September. The change will

make it simpler for subscribers, particularly Theatre Lovers, who attend all shows at both houses. Subscriptions for the 2019– 2020 Key Private Bank Broadway Series at Proctors and the 2019– 2020 Season at Capital Repertory Theatre are on sale at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady and by phone at 518346-6204. For all dates, events and ticket information, go to:

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Saratoga Arts Free Professional Development Sessions for Artists

Welcomes Performers from Across the Globe

this Summer Bhangra party band Red Baraat one of four performers at this summer’s SPAC on Stage series. Photo by Dani Gros.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The “SPAC on Stage” series, which premiered in 2017, will return once again this season boasting global music programming and four Saratoga debuts. Anoushka Shankar - Indian sitar player, composer and heir to the transcendent musical tradition of her father, Ravi Shankar, performs June 19. Latin Grammy award nominated multiinstrumentalist Tony Succar with his band Mixtura perform July 23; Layering lively North Indian

bhangra with elements of hiphop, jazz and raw punk energy, Bhangra party band Red Baraat perform Aug. 26; The multicultural Banda Magda – who move from samba grooves to polyphonic French chansons, with journeys into lively Greek folk and percussive Afro-Peruvian landó, perform Sept. 9. The ambitious “SPAC on Stage” program spins the performers’ podium 180 degrees and places audience members at the back of the stage to face the musicians as

a panorama of the great lawn, the columned architecture of the Hall of Springs and the nighttime setting of the summertime sun lazily reclines in the distance. The series takes place once per month – June 19, July 23, Aug. 26 and Sept. 9 – and showcases ensembles whose artistry crosses through classical, contemporary and global music genres. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets to “SPAC on Stage” are $40 and $50 and are available at

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Arts, located at The Arts Center at 320 Broadway, offers “Writing an Artist Statement,” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3. This professional development workshop will give artists a general outline of what to include in their statement, but also talk about how Saratoga Arts uses artist statements in the gallery. Saratoga Arts’ Professional Development sessions are free and open to all. This summer, Saratoga Arts presents “The Artist as Entrepreneur” Boot Camp, an intensive, multi-day professional development opportunity that delves into the real needs of artists. The program is presented by Saratoga Arts in partnership with the New York Foundation

for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York State Council on the Arts’ State and Local Partnerships. Topics to be featured include strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising. The Boot Camp’s structure is a blend of formal lectures, breakout groups, and one-onone meetings. Participants work through a flexible and dynamic “action plan” that provides a blueprint for their future project, career, and business goals. The “boot camp” takes place Thursday, July 11 - Sunday, July 14. There is no charge; however, artists interested in attending are required to apply, and participants are selected by a panel review process. The application will be available April 1.

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New Concert Announcements: Joe Bonamassa, Brad Paisley

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David Cassidy Local Celebration 2019 set for May 19-20


Brad Paisley on stage at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, during a dress rehearsal for his upcoming tour. Hundreds of local high school seniors attended the informal performance. Photo by SuperSource Media, LLC.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Brad Paisley will return to the Spa City this summer to stage a show July 25 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Paisley will be joined on the bill by special guests Chris Lane and Riley Green. Two nights later, Joe

Bonamassa will return to SPAC in support of last fall’s “Redemption” album - his 21st number 1 album on the Billboard Blues Chart. Bonamassa, who performs at SPAC July 27, and at the historic Bethel Woods Center on July 30, will be backed by a stellar

band of legendary musicians including Late Night with David Letterman’s Anton Fig, and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble member Michael Rhodes. For more information and tickets, visit the Live Nation option at


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THE FUTURE IS HERE: Artificial Intelligence Summit in Saratoga Springs

by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — 5G. AI. Blockchain. The possible eradication of disease and abolishment of poverty. The potential wiping out of your job. So many questions. A free, city-based “Lunch and Learn” event with a focus on artificial intelligence will take place Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Saratoga Springs City Center.

“The AI Opportunity: Developing an AI Ecosystem in Upstate New York” will include a panel discussion, and a Q & A session: What is artificial intelligence? Why does AI matter? What opportunities does it present locally and regionally? Panelists will share ideas, experiences, and viewpoints about AI technology, research and development, ethics, and policies and will be moderated by Michele Madigan, city Commissioner of Finance and chair of the Saratoga Springs Smart City Commission.

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insideTODAY Obituaries Business Property Transactions Religion Education The Farm-to-School program increases the volume and variety of locally grown and produced food in schools. It aims to improve student health and to educate young people about agriculture. See Story pg. 11

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David Cassidy on the Partridge Family.

LAKE GEORGE — A series of events in and around the Spa City in 2018 celebrated the life and legacy of singer David Cassidy, who died in November 2017 at the age of 67. The popular performer and avid horseman was a one-time resident and frequent visitor to Saratoga Springs. A seven-member volunteer group - The David Cassidy Memorial Legacy Group – was formed in the wake of the 2018 events with a plan to celebrate the singer’s legacy annually in the Saratoga region. The David Cassidy Memorial Celebration 2019 will take place May 19-20 in Lake George. On May 19, 1970s tribute band 45 rpm will perform David Cassidy/Partridge Family songs live - with special guest Gary Contessa - at King Neptune’s Pub, located at 1 Kurosaka Lane, Lake George. Start time is 6 p.m. and

tickets for the concert are $35. A David Cassidy Memorial Celebration Fundraising Luncheon will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on May 20. The event will feature guest speakers, videos and an auction. Catering will be provided by King Neptune’s Pub. Tickets for the luncheon are $50. All proceeds will be going to the following animal nonprofit agencies: The Adirondack Save-a-Stray Foundation, The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, and Columbia Greene Humane Society. Johnny Ray Miller, author of “When We’re Singin: The Partridge Family and Their Music,” will be at both events autographing his book. Tickets can be purchased by online at:, or by calling the venue at 518-685-5331.

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New York City Ballet Holds Auditions for Local Children Photos by SuperSource Media, LLC.



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SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Sunday, March 10, auditions were staged at the National Museum of Dance School of the Arts for children interested in dancing with the New York City Ballet during its Saratoga season, July 16 - 20. The auditions are for approximately 50 children and teen roles in George Balanchine’s Coppélia, which first premiered at SPAC, and Mozartiana, one of Balanchine’s last works.

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LEGAL NOTICES SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, COUNTY OF SARATOGA INDEX NUMBER: 2019336 DATE FILED: February 1, 2019 CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, -against- “THE JEANNE M. DZIUBA, A/K/A JEANNE MARIE DZIUBA ESTATE DEFENDANTS” (said name being fictitious, it being the intention of the plaintiff to designate thereby any and all persons or entities not specifically named and joined as a party defendant herein who are the heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, legatees, assignors, lienors, creditors and successors in interest of Jeanne M. Dziuba a/k/a Jeanne Marie Dziuba, deceased, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through the said Jeanne M. Dziuba a/k/a Jeanne Marie Dziuba, deceased, or under by or through any distributees or heir at law of the said Jeanne M. Dziuba a/k/a Jeanne Marie Dziuba, deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in and to t he premises described in the Complaint herein, and the respective husbands or widowers, wives and widows of said person(s), if any, all of whose names are unknown to Plaintiff); TONI CELINA CWIERTNIEWSKI, an individual, residing at 25 Harris Road, Waterford, New York 12188; JANA PATRICIA CWIERTNIEWSKI, an individual, residing at 25 Harris Road, Waterford, New York 12188; SETON HEALTH AT SCHUYLER RIDGE RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE, a not-for-profit corporation, having offices at 1 Abele Blvd., Clifton Park, New York 12065; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, W.A. Harriman Campus, Building 9, Albany, New York 12227; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 95 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20530; and “JOHN/JANE DOE 1” through “JOHN/JANE DOE 10”, (said last ten names being fictitious,

it being the intention of Plaintiff to designate any and all other tenants, occupants or other persons or entities having or claiming an interest in the real property wh i ch is the subject of this action, whose identity is not presently known to Plaintiff), Defendants. TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the amended complaint in the above action and to serve a copy of your answer on the plaintiff’s attorneys within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal delivery within the State of New York. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the amended complaint. Saratoga County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the mortgaged premises in this action at 25 Harris Road, Town of Halfmoon, in the County of Saratoga, St a te of New York. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered, and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. ORDER AUTHORIZING SERVICE: The foregoing Supplemental Summons

is served upon you pursuant to an order of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Saratoga (Hon. James A. Murphy), dated the 11th day of February 2019. NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT: The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage lien upon and against the premises in Saratoga County, New York located at, and commonly known as 25 Harris Road, Town of Halfmoon, New York (Tax Map No. 279.-2-40) and the fixtures, improvements, appurtenances and personally thereon and thereto (the “Mortgaged Premises”), more particularly described in that certain mortgage executed by Jeanne M. Dziuba a/k/a Jeanne Marie Dziuba to Capital Communications Federal Credit Union to secure the payment of the sum of $126,000.00, which mortgage is dated April 13, 2013 and recorded in the Saratoga County Clerk’s Office on April 25, 2013 as Instrument No. 2013017766 (the “Mortgage”). The relief sought in this action is a Final Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, directing the sale of the Mortgaged Premises to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage. Help for Homeowners in Foreclosure New York State Law requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. Summo n s and Complaint You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the summons and complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the summons and complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. Sources of Information and Assistance The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office, there are government agencies and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the

toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Department of Financial Services at (800) 3423736 or visit the Department’s website at RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS, YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED T O LEAVE YOUR HOME AT THIS TIME. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO STAY IN YOUR HOME DURING THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO LEAVE YOUR HOME UNLESS AND UNTIL YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD AT AUCTION PURSUANT TO A JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE. REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU CHOOSE TO REMAIN IN YOUR HOME, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PAY PROPERTY TAXES IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE AND LOCAL LAW. Foreclosure Rescue Scams Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you u n til they have completed all such promised services. DATED: February 20, 2019 CARTER, CONBOY, CASE, BLACKMORE, MALONEY & LAIRD, P.C. MICHAEL J. CATALFIMO, ESQ. Attorneys For Plaintiff 20 Corporate Woods Boulevard Albany, New York 12211-2362 (518) 465-3484 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 61732 4x 3/01, 3/08, 3/15, 3/22. 90898. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NAME: Maloney’s

Carriage House, LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 13, 2018. Office location: Saratoga County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, Michael J. Maloney, 728 Charlton Rd., Charlton, NY 12019. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. 6x 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22. 90598 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: Linen Recruiter LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 01/31/2019. Office: Saratoga County. SSNY has been designated as the LLC’s agent upon whom process against it may be served. A copy of process should be mailed to the LLC at: 121 Grand Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 6x 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22. 90632 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: F.Miller Photography LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 10/26/2018. Office: Saratoga County. SSNY has been designated as the LLC’s agent upon whom process against it may be served. A copy of process should be mailed to the LLC at: 1905 Huntridge Drive Clifton Park, New York 12065. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 6x 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29. 90717 Notice of formation of BOUND BY FATE BREWING LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/07/19. Office in SARATOGA County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 7 BROAD ST. SCHUYLERVILLE, NY 12871. Purpose: Any lawful purpose 6x 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29. 90745

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LEGAL NOTICES Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: The Bodywork Guild, LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with Secretary of State of New York on March 1, 2019. The County office location is Saratoga County. SSNY is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: Nicholas Pavoldi, 578 New Loudon Rd., Latham, NY 12110. The Purpose is to engage in any lawful act or activity within the purposes for which limited liability companies may be organized pursuant to Limited Liability Company Law provided that the limited liability company is not formed to engage in any act or activity requiring the consent or approval of any state official, department, board, agency, or other body without such consent or approval first being obtained. The limited liability company is to be managed by: one or more members. 6X 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12. 91045 NOTICE OF FORMATION of R&H Property Services LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/11/2019. Office location: Saratoga County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal business address: 252 Wilton Gansevoort Rd. Gansevoort, NY. Purpose: any lawful act. 6x, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12. 91068 Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Name: Dental Expert Witness Services LLC. Articles of Organizations filed with the Secretary of State on February 19, 2019. The County in New York in which the office of the company is located is Saratoga. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the company upon whom process may be served and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the company served upon him or her to Dental Expert Witness Services LLC at 304 Cooper Dr., Wilton, NY 12831. The business purpose of the company is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under the Laws of New York State. 6x 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12. 91076

Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company: The Sara Lane Company, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 11/07/2018. Office: Saratoga County. SSNY has been designated as the LLC’s agent upon whom process against it may be served. A copy of process should be mailed to the LLC at: 18 Craw Lane, Gansevoort, NY 12831. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 6x 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12. 91105 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF ALBANY NINJA LAB, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/04/2019. Office location: Saratoga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, c/o Saratoga Ninja Lab, 9 Stonebreak Rd, Suite 3, Malta, NY 12020. Purpose: any lawful activity. 6x 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19. 91231 Notice of Formation of a Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC). Under Section 203 of The Limited Liability Company Law. The name of the LLC is Schmidt Management 229, LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on 12/14/2018. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. The office of the LLC is to be located in Saratoga County. The Secretary of State is designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address of which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is 16 Regatta View Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. 6x 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19. 91257 Notice of formation of Glenwild Enterprises LLC. Articles of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (NS) on January 30, 2019, office location: Saratoga County, NS is designated as agent upon whom process may be served, NS shall mail service of process (SOP) to United States Corporation Agents, INC. @ 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228, United States. Corporation Agents, INC. is designated as agent for SOP at 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228, purpose is any lawful purpose. 6x 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19. 91281


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Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019


Puzzles Across 1 Trek to Mecca 5 Astringent in taste 10 Something made on a shooting star 14 Brainstorm 15 Circus animal handler 16 Pot starter 17 1999 satire about a reality show 18 Erie or Cree 19 KOA visitor 20 Theoretical temperature at which molecular activity ceases 23 __-and-effect 26 Wimbledon do-over 27 Quieted, with “down” 28 Wes in the Basketball Hall of Fame 30 __ Domingo 31 Astronomical phenomenon 35 Bambi’s aunt 36 “Mr.” with Jim Backus’ voice 37 In line for 40 0, 1, 2, 3, etc. 44 Pasty-faced 46 Ability spotted by a scout 47 Slow-moving mollusk 48 “__ was saying ... “ 51 Actress Rene 52 Rarity for a pitcher, nowadays 55 Some dadaist pieces 56 Go to pieces 57 Rocker Hendrix 61 “The Lion King” lion 62 Show beyond doubt 63 Eve’s partner 64 Represent unfairly 65 Fathered 66 Toy on a string Down 1 Shake a leg, quaintly 2 Put two and two together 3 Air Force One, for one 4 Indonesian site of a WWII naval battle 5 Some “Night Court” characters: Abbr. 6 “Silent Night,” e.g. 7 Novelist Zola 8 Counter, as an argument 9 Author Harte 10 Dangerous place for an embedded journalist

See puzzle solution on page 46 11 Dream up 12 Man cave system 13 “The Great” Judean king 21 Ding-dong maker 22 Sched. postings 23 Like kitten videos 24 Any minute, to Shakespeare 25 Court sports org. 29 Sinister spirit 30 Teapot feature 32 Western neighbor of Nev. 33 Size up from med. 34 Charged particle 37 Dead ends? 38 Coffee servers 39 __ perpetua: Idaho’s motto 40 Two-person log-cutting tool

41 29-Down’s milieu 42 Schoolteacher of old 43 Toronto baseballer 44 Hooded ski jacket 45 Supermarket freebie 47 Speed-reads 48 Big name in arcades 49 Madrid mister 50 “Uncle!” 53 Actor Omar 54 Got a hole-in-one on 58 Wedding vow 59 Memorial Day month 60 “I think,” in texts

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: Nadir, Zenith Nadir (lowest point) is the point on the celestial sphere directly below the observer, exactly opposite the zenith (highest point). They reached a nadir of despair when they lost their home. When we adopted our son, we reached the zenith in our lives. 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 March 15 – March 21, 2019


by Matthew Goodemote, MPSPT, Dip. MDT for Saratoga TODAY SPRING IS IN THE AIR! Well, if you look under the snow and the fridged temperatures... Spring is there...somewhere. For a lot of you, this means it is time to dust off the golf clubs...or maybe it is time to shop for your new club because you have been playing indoors or spending time in the warmer climates golfing. Either way, it is time to think about what you can do to have the best season possible. For some of you the best season means hitting the ball straight most of the time, and others it means improving your game and lowering your handicap. Regardless of your goals, preparing your body for the upcoming season should start now.

As with most sports, the days of simply stepping out on the field of competition and getting in shape as we play, are long gone. And although it worked in the past, so did walking or riding horses everywhere we went...but then cars came along! It is well known that training, specifically mobility and strength training, helps minimize injury and maximize performance. Professional golfers and recreational golfers benefit from a program that is tailored to their specific body. Just like having the right club or having someone assess the mechanics of your swing can make all the difference, having the right program of mobility and strengthening can take you to the next level and reduce your risk of injuries. The most common area golfers injure is the lower back. Of all golfing injuries reported over one third are lower back related. Elbows and shoulders also rank high on the list of potential injuries and can benefit from mobility and strengthening. Often the injuries are overuse in nature but occasionally they can be traumatic. The consensus in the healthcare/golfing community is that most of these injuries can be prevented by pre-season and yearround training.

The most important areas to focus on are: 1. Bio-mechanical assessment and modification (swing analysis and training) 2. Mobility 3. Muscular Strength 4. Pre-game warm-up I know a lot of golfers that take lessons to improve their swings, but far too few have their mobility and strength assessed. I think it is incredibly valuable to finding a qualified pro that can help your swing, and I believe it is also important to have a qualified therapist assess your mobility and strength and work with you to improve and then maintain your physical well-being. I would like to focus this article on your mobility. My staff and I have been discussing and developing programs for the upcoming season. We focus on a full-body assessment. Meaning we assess joint mobility, muscle mobility and strength to identify an individual's specific areas for improvement. For example, we will have patients with lower back pain that through our assessment learn that they also have restricted midback mobility. Recent studies have concluded that your thoracic spine (mid back) contributes to positive outcomes for people dealing with lower back issues. Through our full-body assessment, we identify the contribution of the mid-back and work to not only improve the lower back but put people in position for lasting improvements. For golfers, this is particularly important. For example, if you lack mid-back mobility you may compensate by side bending or extending the lower back to make up for it. This can lead to lower back issues and it can also affect your mechanics swinging the club. It is also common for me and my staff to talk to our patients rehabilitating their shoulders how important their midback mobility is for maximum outcomes. Similar to the example above, lacking mid-back mobility results in compensatory movements in the shoulder that

lead to faulty golf swings. Having someone that can specifically assess your mobility is an obvious step towards a successful season. Over the years I have worked with so many patients that mentioned how important returning to golf was for them and often they would tell me they know they should be doing something, but that they weren’t sure what. By listening to each patient, I slowly started to identify where most of the golfers’ lack mobility or have weaknesses. Compensation patterns develop because of weaknesses or restrictions in certain muscle groups or lack of mobility in the joints. The golfer may not know this about themselves and unconsciously avoid the weakness or try to achieve the swing despite the lack of mobility in their joints. Knowing these compensations helps us to provide the golfer with a program so they know what to do. I have found a lot of golfers who are generally strong or in fairly good physical condition but that had such stiff spines it was hard to imagine them not compensating and overstressing joints that are mobile that move can lead to “overuse” injuries and in some cases becomes the “traumatic” injury because the individual ignores the minor signals that their body gives them and continues swinging and ends up injuring themselves. I also have seen how a lack of joint mobility may, in fact, be a strength issue. For example, someone has decent “core strength” in a limited range of motion, but when taken to their end range of motion they struggle just to activate their muscles, or the golfer uses a compensatory muscle activation pattern that has impeded their swing range of motion. This is why it is important to understand that being strong and being strong in the functional movement patterns, golf swing, is not the same thing. Learning where you are weak or making compensations can be the difference in whether or not you injure yourself and it can also be the difference in how far your drive is the next time up.

Today I am going to offer a couple of safe mobility exercises that are often a part of the program my staff and I created. Some are typical exercises you see if you read anything related to golfing, others are from my 20 plus years working with back pain. Extension in Standing Standing with feet about shoulder width apart and hands in the small of the lower back. Slowly bend backward as far as possible without forcing the movement. This is a movement, not a stretch, so go as far as possible but stay only 1-2 seconds maximum. Perform 5 repetitions 3-5 times per day.

Thoracic Rotation in Sitting Sit on the edge of a chair (or bed). Cross your arms in front of you so your elbows are pointing straight ahead. Turn your arms to your right while looking over your shoulder at the same time. Turn as far as you are able and hold for 1-2 seconds. Repeat going to the left. Perform 5 repetitions in each direction. Perform 3-5 times per day.

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Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019

Local Athletes Jay’s Bar & Grill Tuesday Night Memorial Open 8 Ball Tournament WEEK #22 MARCH 5 1st - Tom Jones 2nd - Mark Sharadin 3rd - Marc Roggan DFL - Trevor Heidt

Points Standings: Jim Brooks - 54 Mark Sharadin - 48 Marc Roggen - 40 Sue Brooks - 35 Cheryl Sharadin - 18

Trevor Heidt - 17 Steve Rhodes - 15 Mark Sharadin had a table run and left 7 balls standing against Marc Roggan.

Spring is in the Air! Are you Ready to Golf? continued from previous page... Thoracic Rotation in Quadruped:

Get onto your hands and knees. Place your left hand behind your neck and point your elbow towards your right wrist. Next, with the same arm point your left elbow towards the ceiling and look up at the same time. Turn as far as you are able in each position and hold for 1-2 seconds. Repeat going to the right. Perform 5 repetitions in each direction. Perform 3-5 times per day. If you are hoping for a good golfing season and are trying to avoid injuries, I would highly

recommend an assessment by a physical therapist. At our office, we offer a mobility assessment that is specifically designed for golfers. The emphasis, day one, is on how well your joints move and how mobile your soft tissue is. It is important to understand that a loss of motion in your ankle/foot can influence how you move your knee and in turn how you move your hip and spine. It works the other way too, if you have stiffness in your middle back, you will potentially compensate in your lower back. The mid back also influences your shoulder mobility, so understanding where you are limited is the key to a successful swing and reduction in injuries. I will be writing a follow-up article on strengthening exercises that most golfers will benefit from performing. The bottom line now is the time to start preparing. Knowing what exercises you can perform that you specifically need can make all the difference in the world. If you would like more information you can stop by the office and pick up a brochure describing the program or go online to, email me at or call 518-306-1225 to schedule an appointment.

All Star�Moments

Saratoga Regional YMCA Over 50 Basketball League QUARTER FINALS - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 GAME ONE: Nemer – 78 v. D’Andrea – 54 The number one seed Nemer cruised to victory in the quarterfinal round 78-54. Mike Bentley led all scorers for Nemer with 46, Phil Fitzpatrick had 22 and Matt Truex had 17. Dave Wolf led D’Andrea’s with 18, Tom Welch had 17. Don Davis added 10. Nemer – 78: Mike Bentley (46), Matt Truex (17), Phil Fitzpatrick (22); D’Andrea – 54: Dave Wolf (18), Tom Welch (17), Don Davis (10)

GAME THREE: West Side – 74 v. Walton’s – 72 West Side advanced to semi-finals in a hard fought win 74-72 over Walton’s. Kevin Reilly had 30, John Mooney had 28 and Rob Theis added 10 for the winners. Bobby Hanson had 30 for Walton’s while Andy Kramrchyk had 22, Tom Kelly added 12 and Dave Grimmick posted 10 points. West Side – 74: Kevin Reilly (30), Rob Theis (10), John Mooney (28); Walton’s – 72: Bobby Hanson (30), Tom Kelly (12), Andy Kramarchyk (22), Dave Grimmick (10)

GAME TWO: Gennaro’s 58 v. Village Photo-55 Gennaro’s overcame a three-quarter deficit to advance to the semi-finals 58-55. Ed Benway led Gennaro’s with 26 points, Kai Hasani added 16 and Andy Sephas had 14. Charlie Maurer had 16 for Village while Mike Scanlon had 14 and Scott Waterhouse added 12. Gennaro’s – 56: Ed Benway (26), Kai Hasani (16), Any Sephas (14); Village Photo – 55: Charlie Maurer (16), Mike Scanlon (14), Scott Waterhouse (12)

GAME FOUR: Mama Mia’s – 55 v. Post Time – 54 Mama Mia’s outlasted Post-Time 55-54 to advance to the Semi-Finals. Mark Hixson led all scorers with 28 and Mark Sohl had 17 for Mama Mia’s. Tony Catalano posted 20 points, Pat Reidy had 11 and Alex Marin and Pat Correa each had 10 but it was not enough for Post-Time. Mama Mia’s – 55: Mark Hixson (28), Mark Sohl (17) Post-Time – 54: Tony Catalano (20), Pat Reidy (11), Alex Marin (10), Pat Correa (10)



Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019

Skidmore Hockey Looks Ahead for Next Season SKIDMORE HOCKEY TEAM 18-19


by Lindsay Wilson Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Skidmore’s Hockey team has concluded their progressive season and is already looking ahead to come back stronger next season. Their program finished 6-17-2 last year and bounced back this year and finished with a regular season record of 13-9-3 with an overall national ranking of 24th in the country out of 90 teams. Their focus for the next year is recruiting players who will share the same goal the team has established. "I took this job because coach Hutch said he wanted to win a national championship within five years,” said assistant coach Shane Talarico.” We just got done with year two and we're coming off a recruiting class that finished sixth in the country and we believe this recruiting class coming is going to be even better." The team has 13 wins and are striving to get over the 15-win mark, in order to gain the opportunity to be a national tournament team. With such a close goal mark, the coaches are paying a lot of attention to the incoming class of recruits, who will match the talent already on the team. "We just had a kid, Austin Rook. He just finished up his freshman year. He was on the

all-conference second team, and he made the all-rookie team as a freshman." After the team took a loss to Babson College at the New England Hockey Conference, the team is taking this as a learning experience. “Babson is a team that we've had trouble with, not only this past year but over a lot of years,” said Talarico. “We really gotta get over that hump. It's important for us to come into the rink every day to get better and jump those elite teams." Attendance for their games is in the top 25, meaning the team is already getting a great amount of support from the community and the college, which does not go unnoticed. Giving back to the community that supports them is a top priority for the team and their Stable Club have helped them to do so. This year Skidmore’s Hockey team played at a few fundraising “Hockey Night” events where the proceeds went to the Wilton Food Pantry and the Do it For Daron Foundation, which aims to raise awareness, inspire conversation and transform youth mental health. "We were very fortunate. We had Adirondack trust and the barrel house that joined our Stable club and we would like to continue that with them,” said Talarico. “We really thank those guys for giving us opportunities to put fundraisers together."


Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019




" wrestling, it's all you. If I mess up it's only me and I have to make up for myself. It kind of helps me with my everyday life."

by Lindsay Wilson Saratoga TODAY

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Section 2 Champion wrestler Vincent Santilli demonstrates how values taught through sports transfer into everyday life. Santilli, 17, is a senior threeseason athlete at South Glens Falls High School. While he plays both soccer and lacrosse, this year he excelled in wrestling as he took home the gold at the Section 2 Division I tournament 1st.

Stacked against two previous competitors from Queensbury and Niskayuna, going into this match Santilli expressed, “I knew I had to do well, and that I had to wrestle my best ever." Wrestle to his best he did as he won sectionals and progressed to state. Unfortunately, he did not make the top six at the podium. This past season Santilli used his role as a team captain not only to help motivate his teammates but to instill a sense of team camaraderie in a sport that is heavily focused on


the solo performance on the mat. Though a team player, Santilli's favorite aspect of wrestling is going solo to the mat, for the sense of accountability he embodies. “When playing a team sport you have other people to rely on in a game and if you make a mistake, it might be made up for somewhere else, but in wrestling, it's all you,” said Santilli. “If I mess up it's only me and I have to make up for myself. It kind of helps me with my everyday life. Like in school or a job - I’ve got to be responsible.”

For most student athletes, being responsible means keeping your grades up and showing up to practice, but for a wrestler, making and keeping to your weight class is an additional task to take on. "An hour before I had to wrestle at the state tournament, I had to lose two pounds...things like that are really tough. But It helps me stay disciplined not only at practice but at home." In life, many things that are unexacting happen, and it’s an important value to take the obstacles and grow from them. Santilli thanks a minor injury for being a contributing factor in him winning sectionals. "If I didn't hurt my pinky, I wouldn't have learned to wrestle

intelligently and strategically. I don't think I would've won sectionals. I wouldn't have been as focused." Focusing may be something that Santilli thinks he developed over the course of this season, but his condensed academic and extracurricular schedule shows that this is a skill he’s established through his high school career. What many may not know is that during the week of states, Santili was also one of eight student chairpersons for the South High Dance Marathon, which raised $837,859.97 for varying charities. Santilli hopes to continue his development on and off the mat as he ventures to college.



Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019

COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN Saratoga Little League Online Registration Open through March 23 • Tee Ball Division: For ages 4-6, in Kindergarten or younger. Players must be 4 years old before May 1 • Bantam Division: For ages 6-7, Coach Pitch, Instruction • Minors AA Division: For ages 7-8, Machine Pitch and Instruction • Minors AAA Division: For ages 9-10, Player Pitch • Majors Division: For ages 11-12, Little League World Series Division • 50/70 Division: For age 13 • Challenger Division: Little League's adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and developmental challenges. Player Assessments: Saturday, March 23 Opening Day Ceremony: Saturday, May 4 Games Start: Monday, April 29 Register at

Sign Ups for Saratoga Youth Wrestling SARATOGA SPRINGS — Coached by Brendan Polcare and Lance Matter, Saratoga is building toward a promising future with over 80 members in the youth program from grades K-6. Two former youth wrestlers qualified for the NY State Championships at the Times Union Center in Albany. The program emphasizes sound fundamentals, hard work, discipline and having fun in the process. The program offers spring practices and a summer camp, giving Saratoga area youth wrestlers year-round opportunities to wrestle. Sign-up at the first practice on Tuesday, March 19 from 4:45 - 6 p.m. at the Saratoga High School Gymnasium (old gym). Cost is $40 per individual, $60 for two, and $75 for family. Practice is held each Tuesday and Wednesday beginning March 19 and concluding on May 1 in the High School Wrestling Room.

The Town of Malta Department of Parks, Recreation & Human Services Spring Edition of “The Guide” MALTA — The Guide is a listing of spring activities offered by the Town of Malta’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Human Services The guide is available online at MaltaParksRec. com as well as the Malta Community Center. Registration is open for spring classes and programs. Classes and special events are scheduled for March and April. Please call the Malta Community Center at 518-899-4411 for more information.

The Saratoga Springs Figure Skating Club: Learn to Skate USA Classes Open for Registration SARATOGA SPRINGS — Instruction offered on Sundays from 5 to 6 p.m. $90 Session will run March 17 and 24. Go to to register. Held at Vernon Rink, 30 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Please email ice@saratogaspringsfsc. info or call 518-490-1231 for more information.

Camp Saradac Registration Open SARATOGA SPRINGS — For over 70 years Camp Saradac has offered exciting field trips, creative recreational and educational programs, and intriguing arts and crafts. This summer camp will take place at St. Clement’s School. There will also be daily trips to the East Side Rec to take advantage of the wide-open outdoor spaces, playgrounds, and interactive spray fountain. Registration for City residents is now open. Registration for all others begins March 18.

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Women’s Basketball Team Seeking Officials SARATOGA SPRINGS — Section 2 of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) is looking for people who are interested in being trained to officiate high school girls’ basketball for the 2019/2020 season. Classes to be held by Jim Perkins in Saratoga and will begin in early September. For further information contact Jim Perkins at or 518-692-9486.

Saratoga Recreation Department Happenings • Saratoga Springs Recreation Boxing: The Youth Boxing Clinic for ages 8-15 runs through April 10. A new Adult Boxing Clinic for ages 18+ will run through April 12. This clinic introduces participants to proper boxing technique. • Swing for the Fences: Jr. Sluggers Clinic through April 9. Grades K-7 are welcome. Learn the necessary skills in order to be ready for the upcoming baseball season. Visit and click Programs for additional information and to download forms. • Tiny T-Ball Clinic: Learn baseball basics through April 10. Everyone age 3-5 is welcome to participate. • Saratoga Springs Ice Rink: Visit SaratogaRec. com and click on the ice skate for the schedule. Call 518-583-3462 or 518-587-3550, ext. 2300 or email with questions. Visit and click Programs for additional information and to download forms. Contact the Recreation Department at 518-587-3550, ext. 2300.

Week of March 15 – March 21, 2019





by Lindsay Wilson Saratoga TODAY

SCHUYLERVILLE — Schuylerville students represented their independent robotics team at the regional first robotics competition held at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute March 9 and 10. FIRST, which stands for, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology was founded in 1989 with a mission to encourage students to enter STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) related fields. At the beginning of each season, the teams register to join the competitions where they are given a task, which the robot they design will be required to accomplish. The teams spend about six weeks programing, constructing, and marketing their design until their deadline, when they will bag and seal their creations until the day of the competitions. The Schuylerville robotics team, the Steel Stallions began in 2011 by it’ founders Kevin and Betty Gifford. Kevin Gifford, the head mentor turned the reigns over to Todd Kehley, who has nine-year Naval background working with nuclear power and has a vested interest in the program. “My son, when he was going to school at Schuylerville, decided that he wanted to get involved with the team…I decided that it was something I wanted to do with my son." For students looking for a space where they can be a part of a team, many seek out sports such as football or hockey. But for

some, that void can be filled by joining another cultivating team activity; the robotics team. “A lot of the kids that are involved in this program end up being kids that don’t typically end up with an interest in sports or anything like that,” said Kehley. “It does put them in that team situation they wouldn’t normally have that unless they were into sports.” Each student has a different interest and different strengths regarding building, programing or promotions. The students are primarily driving their seasons and work, while Kehley oversees the processes and any upgrades. This year, the Steel Stallions placed 32, out of 36 teams including teams from New Jersey, Brazil and Canada. According to Kehley, their placement does not attest to their capabilities or how well they did. This year at the competition, some last-minute changes proved to be very costly in regard to their placement. Unlike many other teams, Schuylerville’s robotics team is not imbedded in the school extracurriculars beyond recruitment of students and home school students in the district. Their practice facility is in the basement of the American Legion in Schuylerville. “We operate independently of the school. We do have that school connection as far as recruiting…as far as facilities go, or event funding, we don’t really get anything from the school,” said Kehley. In order to compete in this competition, the Steel Stallions had to raise $5,000. Without school

funding, the team and their mentor earn funds to run the program through fundraisers such as their annual Spaghetti Dinner, which will be hosted at Schuylerville Elementary on April 12. For more information on Schuylerville robotics, or how to get involved, you can visit their Facebook page, FRCTEAM4508.

The Schuylerville robotics team, the Steel Stallions.

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New York City Ballet Holds Auditions for Local Children Photos by SuperSource Media, LLC.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Sunday, March 10, auditions were staged at the National Museum of Dance School of the Arts for children interested in dancing with the New York City Ballet during its Saratoga season, July 16 - 20. The auditions are for approximately 50 children and teen roles in George Balanchine’s Coppélia, which first premiered at SPAC, and Mozartiana, one of Balanchine’s last works. See more on pg. 37.

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