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Issue 15

April 12 – April 18, 2019

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N. Broadway Masonic Lodge for Sale by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY

The Masonic Lodge on North Broadway is up for sale. Ring: Harold Goodsell, board member of the Masonic Hall Association of Saratoga Springs, NY. Photos by SuperSource Media.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The North Broadway building that has served as a Masonic Lodge for the past 65 years is being placed up for sale. Rising Sun Lodge No. 103 was founded in 1809 and first held meetings at Reynolds Corners, located about four miles north of Gansevoort. The lodge moved to Wilton a decade later and in the 1820s relocated to Saratoga Springs,

long before Saratoga Springs became a city. Several different venues in and around Saratoga Springs were used for more than a century that followed, before eventually purchasing the building at 687 North Broadway in the early 1950s, where the Rising Sun lodge has been located ever since. “Past Masters” of the local organization have included prominent 19th century Saratogians Reuben Hyde Walworth, Carey B. Moon, and Edgar Truman Brackett, among others. See Story pg. 8


Local Teen Heads to D.C. Ballston Spa Scotties Softball Coach Amanda Fifield heads into her 7th season coaching a sisterhood of varsity softball players.

Messit receives acceptance into NRA Youth Education Summit. See Story pg. 16


MEGAN MCMAHON First Baseman, Catcher

First baseman, and co-captain, Megan McMahon. She is a senior at Ballston Spa High School. See pgs. 50 & 51



Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019

Snippets of Life From Your Community

INTERVIEW & PHOTO BY: Thomas Dimopoulos

Who: Mike & Heather Steiert

with their daughters, Lydia, & Millie Q. Where are you originally from? A. Saratoga. Q. Born and raised here? A. Heather: I’m from Salem, in Washington County. A. Mike: Originally from Nassau County, Long Island, I’ve been here about five years now. (Heather) is a nurse at Saratoga Hospital and I work for Saratoga Eagle. Q. What brought you here? A. Heather: It’s really great for kids, we like it a lot. We have two girls who are close in age, so I think we’ll be busy for a while. We’re excited to raise the

kids here, to come into town and walk with the kids and feel safe. We have a lot of friends here who also have young kids and who we’re close to. We go to the playground, the library, the children’s museum and we’ve heard good things about the school district. A. Mike: I used to visit. It’s my happy medium between Long Island and Washington County. There’s enough going on, but you can kind of get away from it all. It’s definitely gotten busier, but it still has that small town feel, which I like. Q. Is there a Master Plan? A. Mike: This is the master plan. To have two kids that are happy and healthy, and enjoy life.

Mike and Heather Steiert, out for a downtown walk with thei r daughters: 20-month-old Lyd ia, and Millie, seated in the upp er level of the stroller, who is three weeks old.

Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019



WILTON — In late January asbestos was found in the former home of The Saratogian in Saratoga Springs. An anticipated brewery and coffee shop, Whitman Brewing Company announced in early January that it had planned to use the historical spot to house this new venture. However, at the end of the demolition process, the asbestos was discovered. Whitman Brewing Company was slated to open in June of 2019 but has been forced to postpone the opening for fall of this year. As a back-up plan, Whitman Brewing applied for a minor site application in the town of Wilton for a restaurant and brewing company on Perry Road. The property was approximately three acres. Fortunately, building owner Frank Parillo was able to assure that operations will remain at the Old Saratogian building. “It has been an interesting journey rehabilitating the Old Saratogian building to date. In January there was asbestos found in the building unexpectedly after demolition was almost complete, rendering our project in limbo. The outcome was stretching beyond our comfort zone and we

began exploring other viable options in the event the building remediation would prohibit us from moving forward on a reasonable timeline. We owe it to the employees we currently have, including our brewer, to explore all avenues. I’m happy to report with the help of Sonny Bonacio and the building owner Frank Parillo, we were able to find a positive resolution and get the project back on track with a projected fall opening,” said Shawna Jenks, the Director of Operations at Whitman Brewing. According to the Asbestos Control Bureau of New York, the agency that oversees the reduction of toxic hazards associated with asbestos fiber during the reconstruction or demolition of buildings, in the old Saratogian building 17,000 square feet of friable asbestos was found. Friable asbestos means that it can easily crumble, and that the asbestos will be released during things like demolition. The building is currently listed on the department of labor’s active asbestos project database. Phase one of the asbestos removal process officially began on April 1, and is expected to end in October. According to bureau documents, the contract dollar

amount was $110,000 and it was paid in full. Classical Environmental Inc. based in Latham is the contracting agency. Developer Frank Parillo bought the one-acre property in 2012 and paid $2.6 million. He still owns it. Parillo also owns the Wilton Travel Plaza truck stop and two marinas on Lake George. He is a partner in the Hampton Inn hotel and High Rock condominium complex in Saratoga Springs and the Saratoga Strike Zone.

Photos by Marissa Gonzalez.



Jan M. Ago

John J. DeMarco

Christine T. Wolfe

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Jan M. Ago, age 72, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Calling hours were held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte. 9 and/or Marion Ave.) Saratoga Springs, NY.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — John J. DeMarco, age 70, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. He was the founder, owner and operator of the Lyrical Ballad Bookstore in downtown Saratoga Springs for 48 years. At the family’s request there will be a private service.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Christine T. Wolfe, age 69, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 22, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. A funeral service was held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the United Methodist Church, 175 5th Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019

Evelyne Miller Siegel PLATTSBURGH — Evelyne Miller Siegel, age 100, passed away early in the morning on April 7, 2019 at the Meadowbrook Health Facility in Plattsburgh, NY. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Congregation Shaare Tfila Synagogue, 84 Weible Avenue, Saratoga Springs.

James R. Flanders SARATOGA SPRINGS — James R. Flanders passed away April 6, 2019. Calling hours 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019, Burke Funeral Home, North Broadway. A celebration of Jim’s life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019, Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, Fifth Ave. Visit

Burke & Bussing Funeral Homes

James Edward Fisher MIDDLE GROVE — James Edward Fisher, born April 25, 1966 died on April 3, 2019. At Mr. Fisher’s request there will be no services, his ashes will be scattered at his residence shared with Mr. Roeckle. Donations may be made in his name to DCI - Rubin Dialysis Centers, Saratoga Springs. Visit

Burke & Bussing Funeral Homes


William Murray SARATOGA SPRINGS — William Murray passed away on March 18, 2019. Calling hours from 10 to 11 a.m. on April 12, 2019 at Burke and Bussing Funeral Homes, Saratoga Springs. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Burial at noon at Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Online remembrances may be made at

Burke & Bussing Funeral Homes


Lynn Mihalek O’Rourke DELANSON — Lynn Mihalek O’Rourke passed away Monday, April 1, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home Saratoga Springs. Visit


Evelyn Tierney

Burke & Bussing

25, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. A funeral service was held Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Evelyn’s memory can be made to Saratoga Bridges, 16 Saratoga Bridges Blvd., Ballston Spa, NY 12020,

Funeral Homes


SCHUYLERVILLE — Evelyn Tierney of Schuylerville passed away on Monday, March

Jane A. Marchewka

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Jane A. Marchewka, age 81, peacefully passed away at home on Sunday, April 7, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 5, 1938 in Glens Falls, the daughter of the late Frederick Richardson and Catherine Kloss Richardson. Family and friends may call from 5 to 7:15 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

A funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte 9 and/ or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs with Rev. Carole Miller officiating. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. John Delmonte, Jr., and staff, Dr. Joyce Barlin at Women’s Cancer Care and staff as well as the Saratoga Community Hospice for all their love, care and compassion that they provided for Jane. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Jane can be made to a charity of your choice. If you wish to express your online condolences or view the full obituary, please visit

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COURT Daniel A. Salas Miranda, 40, of Wilton, was sentenced April 9 to concurrent prison terms of 1-1/3 to 4 years and 10 years in prison, followed by post-release supervision, in connection with the death of Michael Kornacki last October. Miranda pleaded to criminally negligent homicide and criminal possession of a weapon – both felonies, in February, admitting that he negligently discharged an illegal firearm inside his room at the Crest Inn on Oct. 7, 2018, according to the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office. The bullet traveled through the wall of an adjoining room and struck and killed Kornacki. Robert W. Rivers, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced April 5 to five years of probation, after pleading to criminal contempt in the first-degree. Travis R. Broe, 28, of Queensbury, pleaded April 5 to aggravated DWI, a felony, in connection with an incident in Northumberland. Sentencing scheduled May 24. Karl W. Kimball, 53, of Ballston Spa, pleaded April 3 to attempted sexual abuse in the first-degree in connection with an incident in Milton. Sentencing scheduled May 29.

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Joshua L. Corbisiero, 41, of Wilton, was sentenced to five years in state prison, after pleading to second degree assault.

Joel Hart, 35, of Schenectady, was charged April 7 with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventhdegree, a misdemeanor.

Alicia C. Lewie, 34, of Schuylerville, was sentenced April 3 to five years in state prison, after pleading to attempted robbery in the first-degree, in connection with an incident in the town of Saratoga.

Victor Santos, 40, of Amsterdam, was charged April 5 with misdemeanor DWI, criminal possession of a weapon- a felony, the misdemeanors: criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia, and making an unsafe turn and failure to stop at a stop sign.

POLICE Michael B. Vanyo, 51, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 6 with misdemeanor DWI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and making an improper right turn, following a property damage motor vehicle crash on Maple Avenue in the Town of Wilton, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff ’s Office. Earl Pittman, 39, of Schenectady, was charged April 7 with felony DWI as a second offense, one misdemeanor and one felony count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. Ronald Anderson, 38, of Schenectady, was charged April 6 with disorderly conduct and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Marc Jenks, 41, of Corinth, was charged April 4 with grand larceny in the fourth-degree and falsifying business records in the first-degree, both felonies. Gregory Watson, 20, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 3 with petit larceny, and falsifying business records – both misdemeanors. Briani White, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 2 on a warrant with robbery in the first-degree, assault in the second-degree, and criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree. All three charges are felonies. Meghan McCabe, 39, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 1 with misdemeanor petit larceny.



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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Laraine Desmond was named 2019’s Citizen of the Year by the Saratoga County Citizens Committee for Mental Health (SCCCMH). Laraine Desmond has provided direct care for hundreds of severely mentally ill individuals during her 30-year career working with Transitional Services Association (TSA). For most of that time, Laraine has served as the Program Director for the Stonebridge Community Residence. She has served with integrity and commitment through

more than a few transitions and changes that have seen within the field of mental health and at TSA. When asked about her work, Laraine said, “Often you hear people saying they love helping people, but I say I love the people I help. It is that simple.” Laraine Desmond will be honored as the Saratoga County Citizens Committee for Mental Health (SCCCMH) 2019 Citizen of the Year at the annual Mental Health Matters (MHM) Benefit on May 1 at Longfellows Restaurant. The SCCCMH Mental Health Matters Benefit includes a buffet

dinner, silent auction and raffles. To donate an item to the silent auction or for more information, contact event Co-Chair, Leslie Ives at 518-932-7398. The Saratoga County Citizens Committee for Mental Health (SCCCMH) is a nonprofit, charitable organization that distributes grant money to agencies and programs in Saratoga County so they can enrich existing programs or expand services for people living with mental illness. For more information about the SCCCMH, go to

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28th Annual Saratoga Horse Symposium Friends of Moreau Lake Receives Grant BALLSTON SPA — The 28th Annual Saratoga Horse Symposium will take place on May 18 at the Saratoga County 4-H Training Center at 556 Middle Line Rd. in Ballston Spa. Beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m., the educational event is a celebration for new, aspiring and experienced horse owners where attendees have the unique opportunity to interact with horses, equine veterinarians, and presenters alike. The 2019 Saratoga Horse Symposium, hosted by CCE Equine, a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, will feature well known equine experts and veterinarians, along

with live horse demonstrations and educational presentations. In addition to the Symposium’s presentations and demonstrations, there will be a Silent Auction offering a great selection of goods and services donated by many local businesses, plus vendors and sponsorship booths. All proceeds from this annual fundraiser directly benefit educational equine programming and the 4-H Training Center. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for registration; classes will begin at 9 a.m. Registration is $15 for adults and $5 for 4-H youth. For more information, please contact Brieanna Hughes at 518-885-8995.

MOREAU — The Friends of Moreau Lake was awarded a $5,150 matching grant from the Environmental Protection Fund’s (EPF) Park and Trail Partnership Program to build multiple boat racks for storing kayaks and a limited number of rowboats. During the summer months, between 60 and 80 boats are stored off the shore of the lake at the tree line and then secured with cable and locks. This is necessary to protect the boats from theft or damage from summer storms. Friends of Moreau Lake will have to raise an additional $930 in matching funds, for a total of $6,080. The grant, is one of 22 awards totaling $450,000 for organizations

dedicated to the stewardship and promotion of New York’s State Parks and Historic Sites. The grants, funded through the EPF, will be matched by almost $150,000 in private and local funding and will support projects to strengthen Friends groups and enhance public access and recreational opportunities at state parks and historic sites across the state. The Park and Trail Partnership Program grants are administered by the State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and Parks and Trails New York, a statewide non-profit group. More information can be found at

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The Saratoga Springs Rotary Partners 4-H School Outreach Highlights the NYS Bird for Local Schools BALLSTON SPA — On April 3 of the North American Bluebird Trail around the training center and with Salvation Army to Feed Needy and April 9 the Saratoga area school Society. The presentation touched learned how to maintain and check children ventured to the 4-H Training Center to learn about the New York State Bird, the Eastern Bluebird. Students were invited to listen to a brief lecture, which included a video supplied by Don and Lillian Stokes

on everything from the bluebirds’ lineage to easy conservation methods. Then they participated in building fully functional bluebird houses to help bluebird conservation efforts. Children walked the Bluebird

their bluebird houses. One school will even be creating their own bluebird trail featuring the houses they made. Close to 250 children attended the events sponsored by the 4-H School Outreach Program.

April Vacation Programs at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On April 4 the Saratoga Springs Rotary partnered with the Salvation Army to prepare and serve breakfast to over 35 people in need. The Rotarians began preparing breakfast at 6:30 a.m. as well as 60 sandwiches and 25 individual servings of soup. This is a five-day-a-week event for the Salvation Army as they help fulfill their mission of helping those in need. They have no full-time cook and each day can be a challenge. “Rotary believes together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting

change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. This morning was just another way to help our local community,” said Jill Robbins who organized the event and Ballston Spa National Bank Vice President of Deposit Support Services. The Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs serves the community by providing funding for local organizations and youth scholarships, as well as through service-oriented events where the Club's members offer their time and labor to an organization.

APRIL 22 EARTH DAY 10 a.m. Volunteer Habitat Conservation Project Registration required

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fire Tower and Ranger Cabin Tours at Camp Saratoga 1 p.m. Beavers; Nature’s Builders Program at Bog Meadow Meadowbrook Trailhead Registration required

6 p.m. Saratoga Stryders Trail Run at Camp Saratoga SPRING NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT April 23 • 11 a.m. at Camp Saratoga Designed for children ages 5 and up. Meet by the kiosk in Parking Lot #1 off of Scout Rd. Registration is required by April 22.

FISH STOCKING AT SPA STATE PARK April 24 • 11 a.m. at Saratoga Spa State Park Attendees can join in on the fun of the annual fish stocking of Geyser Creek. Don’t forget to bring a bucket with to get a fish to release!

ALL ABOUT TREES NATURE WALK & CRAFT April 24 • 11 a.m. at Saratoga Springs Public Library Meet at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, walk to Congress Park, and learn all about the trees. We will collect twigs and create twig vases to take home. Registration is limited to 20 families and is required by calling the Library at 518-584-7860 option 3.

FROG WATCH April 26 • 7 p.m. at 80 Scout Road Starting with a presentation at the Park Office, learn about frogs and toads of the area. Then, help collect data for Frog Watch USA. Group size limited. Ages 5 and up. This is a collaborative program with the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Registration is required. Call 518-584-7860 option 3.

FAMILY SPRING BIRD WALK April 27 • 9 a.m. at Camp Saratoga Start your spring with the birds! Learn what to look for and how to recognize some of the more familiar birds in the area. Registration is required by April 26.



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N. Broadway Masonic Lodge for Sale continued from front page... The lodge sits on just under one-half acre of land on a corner lot, features two floors, an attic, an unfinished basement and is listed at $1.3 million. “It’s 8,000 square feet with an unfinished floor in the attic that could be amazing. We believe whoever buys this is going to finish that third floor,” said Joann Potrzuski Cassidy, licensed associate real estate broker at Julie & Co. Realty. The main floor features 10-1/2-foot-tall ceilings in a Lady’s Sitting Room, and a butler’s pantry. There are a quartet of fireplaces throughout – although some work will be required to get them re-functioning. Its potential future uses are seemingly endless: from a singlefamily home with nanny quarters or a neighborhood bed-andbreakfast, to an organization’s use as a private school, religious institution, or senior housing facility. A unique split staircase to the second floor lends itself to potential as a condominium project – although that would require Special Use variance from the city’s Land Use Boards. The single staircase splits on the first landing and leads into two, opposite direction

leading staircases, each feeding into a different and separate wing upstairs. One leads to a big, unfinished attic that boasts arched windows; the other to a massive meeting room where members meet and sites an altar in the center of the room, seating for the Worshipful Master against the east wall, the Senior Warden against the west wall and symmetrical rows along the north and south areas where members are seated. The Masons use ritual in their meetings and a Volume of the Sacred Law – usually the Bible, King James translation sits atop the center-room altar, but Masonry is not a religion. The home was built in about 1904 for Harry S. Ludlow, of Troy, and designed by architect R. Newton Brezee – designer of dozens of Saratoga Springs buildings, including many residences still standing along Union Avenue and North Broadway. The Masons, or Freemasons, call themselves members of the largest and oldest fraternity in the world. Specific details regarding the group’s origins are murky, although it is believed likely to have come from the guilds of the stonemasons in the Middle Ages, and possibly influenced by the

Interior staircase at the Masonic Lodge on North Broadway. The staircase splits into two different directions at the middle landing, with the upper staircases leading to two separate areas of the home. Photo by SuperSource Media.

Knights of Templar – described by the Masonic Information Center in Maryland as Christian warrior monks formed in 1118 to help protect pilgrims making trips to the Holy Land. A formal organization was initiated in England in 1717 and spread to the colonies within a few short years. Masonry has a reputation of being “secretive” – there are grips and passwords that Masons share with one another – but Amy Lynch, president of the Masonic Hall Association of Saratoga Springs, says the biggest secret is the good work they do, particularly in the medical field. “We’re the best-kept secret and we do a lot of good in the community,” Lynch said.

Under the banner of the Masonic Family, the Rising Sun Lodge is involved with the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory in Utica; the Washington Commandry is part of the Knights Templar – whose philanthropic projects involves the Knights Templar Eye Foundation; the Cryptic council works with Parkinson’s disease research, and the Royal Arch Masons are also part of a medical research program. Of the women’s groups – the Order of the Eastern Star – whose members include women and men, has had a regional chapter for the past 122 years and maintains a campus in Oriskany that houses a day care facility for children and independent

living accommodations. The Order of the Amaranth focuses its philanthropic energies on diabetes research. Perhaps best known are Shriners International – the fraternity based on Masonic principles and support of Shriners Hospitals for Children, at 22 locations throughout North America. Masonic Hall Association Board Member Harold Goodsell says Rising Sun Lodge No. 103 – which is not a tax-exempt organization - is looking to relocate close to but not in the city of Saratoga Springs, to a smaller building that would be more accommodating to members and may actually construct an entirely new building to suit its purposes.

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Carved Horses Return: Congress Park Carousel Gets Readied for New Season SARATOGA SPRINGS — Five carved horses were returned to their proper place at the Congress Park Carousel this week after being repaired and restored to their original condition. The Congress Park Carousel sees about 60,000 riders each year and over time the horses get scuffed, scratched and sometimes sustain broken-off pieces. This is the first set of horses sent off for refurbishing and repairs since their relocation in Saratoga Springs. “You’ve got to keep after it, and we can only do four or five a year because it gets expensive,” said DPW Commissioner Anthony “Skip”

Gabe Finkenstein re-installing five horses inside the Carousel at Congress Park April 9, 2019. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

Scirocco, while watching the horses being re-set inside the carousel Tuesday afternoon. The cost for the five is approximately $18,000. The carousel, including the 28 carved horses with real horsehair tails, was transferred from Kaydeross Park on Saratoga Lake and first placed in Congress Park in 2002. The horses were carved in the early 20th century by Marcus Charles Illions, whom the New York Times called “the Michelangelo of carousel carvers,” for his elaborate, detailed work. The work was conducted by Gabe Finkenstein, an illustrator and cartoonist who has worked on

the restoration and preservation of carousels from an early age along with his father - who owns the Connecticut based WRF Designs. Carousel and amusement restoration projects have taken Finkenstein from City Park in New Orleans, to Rye Playland, he said. The goal of the restoration project is to bring the items as close as possible to their historical origins, right down to the hardware. The Congress Park Carousel is slated to re-open on Mother’s Day and will initially remain open on weekends before going to its open seven-days-a-week schedule during the summer.



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GREENFIELD — The Brookhaven Golf Course is preparing to become a multifaceted community recreational spot. As of January of this year, Brookhaven’s golf professional shop and restaurant are now under new management and aims to bring modernity to the 56-year-old golf course. Anthony Therrien, the new manager of the pro shop, will utilize technology to expand communication to the golfing community of Greenfield. “It seems that everything was dated back. I want to make everything be more technological so that everyone can see what’s going on,” said Therrien. “Tournaments will have a digital scoreboard. If we have their e-mail, they will get a digital report on how they did at the tournament.... a lot of places, if you leave early from a tournament, you don’t know how you did.” In addition to technological advancements, there will be many golfing programs that will engage

members of the community of all ages such as programs where kids play free when golfing with their parents and learn-to-golf classes for adults as well. Outside of golf, there are plans to host community events on the course including outdoor movie screenings. “It’s for the community. We want everyone to come and have a good time…Just to give them an opportunity to play and enjoy the course. To be a real community place for everyone to come and have fun,” said Therrien.” Being just ten miles out from downtown Spa City, Brookhaven is an ideal patch of greenery for a relaxing, outdoor meal. The previous restaurant, The Haven Tea Room was a place for members of the golf club to enjoy a mid-day beverage at the bar, but the new manager, Tina Pethick would like the new restaurant, The Full Course, to be the neighborhood dining spot. Pethick has years of restaurant experience and has brought on two cooks to provide a myriad of items ranging from classic American dishes to Italian influenced cuisines.

Brookhaven Golf Club. Photo Provided

“For the restaurant, we’re looking to pretty much fill the house. We want people to be happy. We want it to be a place to come in that you enjoy; that the staff treats you really well so that you want to keep coming back.” Full Course is already booked two months in advance for weddings, golf tournaments and family gatherings! Sunday, April 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. will be the pro shop and restaurant’s open house.

Anthony Therrien and Tina Pethick. Photo by Lindsay Wilson.

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Friends of Grant Cottage Celebrates 30 Years by Marissa Gonzalez Saratoga TODAY

GANSEVOORT — Friends of Grant Cottage, a non-profit volunteer group that helps maintain the historical site where the 18th U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant completed a personal memoir just before passing in 1885, celebrated their 30-year anniversary on March 31. The organization was created in 1989 following the death of the cottage’s last living caretaker. According to Ben Kemp, Operations Manager of Grant Cottage, the state allowed caretakers to live inside the cottage and run the downstairs as a museum. When the last living caretaker, Casuye Gambino passed away, the cottage was at risk of closing to the public. A group of concerned citizens formed to lobby politicians to keep the Cottage open to the public. One of the founding members is Melissa Trombley-Prosch; she is the only original board member that is still active within the

organization. Trombley-Prosch’s grandmother was friends with the estate’s last caretaker. “So as a younger person Melissa would have interacted with the last caretaker. She spent time on the mountain, at the cottage and when she found out it was going to close she was one of the original people to work towards it staying open to the public,” Kemp said. “They thought it was a very important historic site in our area and they did not want to see it close… By the late 80’s they had formed into a group called the Friends of Grant Cottage which within a few years started to operate the site,” he added. The state of New York has ownership of the site; however, the Friends of Grant Cottage, roughly 30 members and a staff of five, now run complete operations of the estate. “The progression of our organization over the last 30 years has been quite astonishing. It started as a grass roots effort to save the cottage. So it really was quite a transformation,” Kemp said.

One of the major milestones within the estate’s history is the creation of a visitor’s center 15 years ago. What started out as only one to two visitor programs a year, is now 25 programs per a season. The cottage is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. According to Kemp, the estate has had a significant increase in visitors as well. “It doesn’t hurt that Grant is having a kind of a renaissance, the figure himself. There’s a lot of books coming out… We’re very excited for the future,” Kemp said. Friends of Grant Cottage are always looking for more volunteers. To find out more, visit

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Melissa Trombley-Prosch. Photos provided. The original Friends of Grant Cottage Board of Trustees. This photo was taken at Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa on the occasion of the Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage’s first Annual Meeting held on April 16, 1991.

Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019

TOWN OF BALLSTON 14 Commerce Dr., $250,000. Fourteen Commerce Drive LLC sold property to DARMT LLC. 20 Lancaster Court, $305,000. William Wells (by Exec) sold property to Richard Murray IV. 522 Randall Rd., $365,000. Gail Hibbins sold property to Caleb and Megan Farrell.

CHARLTON 34 Beechwood Ave., $210,000. Kathleen Strevel and Maria Markenson sold property to Michael Matrazzo and Brianna Williams.

CORINTH 122 Maple St., $112,700. Jared and Laurie Haines sold property to Kelsey Holmes. 13 Dunn Ave., $42,250. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development sold property to Stephanie and Joshua Stephen. Lot 2-80 Stark Rd., $30,000. Divid Kirchhoff sold property to Driftwood Contracting Inc. 40 Heath St., $134,000. John and Dawn Loeffler sold property to Heather and Robert Smith, Jr. 42 Hamilton Ave., $79,000. US Bank National Association (as Trustee, by Atty) sold property to Frank Wakefield. 570 County Route 24, $267,000. John and Deborah O’Reilly sold property to Christopher and Lynn Williams (Co-Trustees) and Keybank National Association (Co-Trustee).

GREENFIELD 1 Forest Rd., $106,000. Marylou and John Convery sold property to Matthew Tucker. 328 Wing Rd., $53,000. Mavin Real Estate Services LLC sold property to Wendy and Bill Meissner. 16 Ashlor Dr., $303,000. Matthew and Angelina Tallman sold property to Russell and Lindsey Connors.

MALTA 14 Woodfield Court, $314,705. Michaels Group Homes LLC sold property to Karen Bonville and Katy Wright (Co-Trustees).


39 Ordelia Lane, $320,455. Farone Amedore LLC sold property to Eileen Faughnan. 14 May Apple Way, $267,000. Fred and Dorothy Scheuing sold property to Amy Robbins. 116 Arrowwood Place, $215,000. Saratoga 4791 LLC sold property to Jill Perkins. 2116 Rowley Rd., $500,000. Glen and Kathleen Greco sold property to Brian and Rena Zeppetelli. 70 Reily Cove Rd., $735,000. Robert and Mar Daviero sold property to Mark and Jill Fish.

MILTON 18 Milton Heights Blvd., $36,263. Michael and Anne Sharpe sold property to Anne Sharpe. 163 Stone Church Rd., $415,000. David Ostrowski and Lynae Maxim sold property to Old Republic Diversified Services Inc. 163 Stone Church Rd., $415,000. Old Republic Diversified Services Inc. sold property to Martin and Lauren Spackmann. 34 Columbia Ave., $275,000. Thomas Pittman sold property to Jennifer and Scott Blaauboer.

TOWN OF SARATOGA 223 Haas Rd., $57,000. Random Properties Acquisition Corp III (by Atty) sold property to Aimee Priest. 119 Chelsea Dr., $344,000. Sarah Eaton and Christopher

Martinez sold property to Teresa and Christopher Verti. 6 Musket Dr., $293,000. Deborah Gratton Garnsey and Glenn Garnsey sold property to Taylor Slone and James Berstein.

SARATOGA SPRINGS 00 Bensonhurst Ave., $125,000. Geraldine Carroll (by Exec) sold property to Bonacio Construction Inc.

WILTON 26 Ballard Rd., $282,000. Anthony Girelli sold property to Aaron Perkins. 7 Whispering Pines, $179,500. James and Christine Brown sold property to James and Linda Smith. 6 Easton Court, $480,000. Kevin Hanna sold property to Kathleen Barber and Christopher Milack.

2 PD Harris Rd., $100,000. D and T Property Group LLC sold property to Richard Nicolai.

3 Brookside Dr., $365,000. Brian Zappetelli sold property to Daniel and Noel Ruggeri.

14 Lamplighter Lane, $225,000. John and Jacqueline Traver sold property to Mitchell Brown.

11 Saw Mill Court, $473,900. Smith Bridge LLC sold property to Stephan and Lisa Frania.

9 Hawthorn Blvd., $224,500. Jeanie Tucker (by Agent) sold property to Richard and Dawn Ifert.

15 Moon Glow Rd., $159,000. Michael Sadowski sold property to Bart and Sherie Sebastian.

74 Belmont Lane, $240,000. John and Bonnie Fillion sold property to Denise Donlon. 213 East Ave., $690,000. Robert and Sally Bedell sold property to Ryan Bochey. 70 Railroad Place, Unit 206, $779,000. Douglas and Jennifer Coulombe sold property to Carl and Karen Mattson.

STILLWATER 539 NYS Route 9P, $1,200,000. Carl and Karen Mattson sold property to Kevin Johnson (as Trustee). 19 Ferry Lane, $153,700. George LeBlanc sold property to Victoria Gettings.

13 67 Claire Pass, $405,000. Thomas and Kathleen Fisch sold property to Stephen and Mary Heidorn. 91 Old Saratoga, $295,000. Neil LaJeunesse sold property to Jason Rolick and Ilsa Andino. 28 Greylock Dr., $362,500. Madelyn Stevenson and Zakariae Chbili sold property to Sirva Relocation Credit LLC. 28 Greylock Dr., $362,500. Sirva Relocation Credit LLC sold property to Steven and Carolyn Aspinall. 28 Old Deer Camp Rd., $345,050. Donna Cuvar Mariotti (by Atty) sold property to Welvindanalage Ruchira Silva and Madushi Raththagala.



Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Plans Expansion by Marissa Gonzalez Saratoga TODAY

MOREAU — Saratoga Olive Oil Co. is seeking to convert a swimming pool contractor facility to a distribution center and new retail location. The facility is located at 1341 Route 9 in Moreau. According to Jim Martin, Zoning Administrator for the town of Moreau, the facility will also have office space as well.

Chad, Barbara and Clint Braidwood are the owners of Saratoga Olive Oil Co. which sells olive oils, balsamic vinegars and spices through their brick and mortar stores aswell as through their website. The flagship store, in Saratoga Springs opened in 2011 and two other stores followed in Burlington, VT and Lake Placid. The planned distribution center was owned by Jabro Development LLC and was purchased by them in 2016 for $326,000. The facility lies

on nearly two acres of land on the Route 9 corridor in Moreau. “It’s an adaptive re-use of an existing site and building, which is good. The building over there seems to be most suited to what their needs are in terms of space,” said Martin. A planning board meeting will take place on Monday April 15, at 7 p.m. at the Moreau Office Complex located at 351 Reynolds Rd. in Moreau. In the meeting the plans will be subject to a public hearing, which is typical for development in this part of Rte. 9, according to Martin.

Photo provided.

Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019


Saratoga Hospital Midwife Named Duke-Johnson & Johnson Fellow SARATOGA SPRINGS — Certified Nurse Midwife Jennifer Kittell, of Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Midwifery and Women’s Health Services, has been named a fellow for the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program. A partnership between Duke University School of Nursing and Johnson & Johnson, the program provides leadership development for nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives, especially those who work in community practice settings. Kittell is one of 41 nurses from across the U.S. who were selected for the 2019 through 2020 program, which begins this month. Fellows will participate

in three leadership retreats, monthly distance-based learning activities and a transformative health leadership project. A key objective is to equip fellows to provide more effective, efficient healthcare services to vulnerable populations and to lead innovative health improvement initiatives for their organizations and communities. Kittell has two decades of experience in women’s healthcare, including seven years as a certified nurse midwife. Her focus is on patient education and care, especially for women who otherwise would be underserved or underrepresented. For more information, go to

Jennifer Kittell. Photo provided.

Carey Stephenson Joins PEP SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Patient Experience Project (PEP), has announced the addition of Carey Stephenson as an account director. In her new role, Stephenson will work closely with multiple teams and clients, providing brand strategy and client relationship management support to ensure client partners’ needs and goals are appropriately represented and the best quality of work is produced. Stephenson comes to PEP with nearly 15 years of

account service experience. She most recently was director of commercial insights at Dohmen Life Science Services in Chicago, where she worked with rare disease patients and their communities to gain insights and identify their unmet needs to inform program recommendations spanning patient support services, clinical trial design and recruitment, advocacy relationship-building, and successful commercialization. For more information on PEP, visit

Carey Stephenson. Photo provided.

Saratoga National Bank Welcomes New Vice President of Commercial Lending SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company has announced the addition of Jenifer Marten as Vice President, Commercial Lending. In her new role Marten will develop and manage commercial lending relationships throughout the Capital Region. She joins Saratoga National Bank with more than 17 years of local banking experience. Marten is a member of the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership and is active with both the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County and the Capital Region Chamber. To learn more, visit

Jenifer Marten. Photo provided.



Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019

Saratoga Student Selected to Join Youth Education Summit at the Nation’s Capital by Lindsay Wilson Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Meg Messitt, 15, a sophomore at Saratoga Springs High School, is one of 60 students across the United States to be accepted to attend the National Rifle Association’s Youth Education Summit. Messitt is a history enthusiast, who aspires towards a career in either law or politics. “I really like global, that’s really fun,” said Messitt. “It’s really fun to learn about the past and how it affects us now.” While in Washington D.C for the summit, she will spend her

week studying the constitution, and learning new debate skills. There was a lengthy application process to be a part of the Youth Education Summit. Messitt needed to provide a personal statement, a research paper on the second amendment, her resume, high school transcript, and her 4.0 grade point average. “I am so excited! I am thrilled! I’m going to meet so many friends, and it’s going to be a great opportunity for me to engage with peers all over the country,” said Messitt. Though Messitt is not an experienced shooter, while at the summit, she will be able to practice at the NRA’s indoor shooting range.

Messitt first learned about the summit from a family friend, who believed that Messitt’s personal interest, political values, and hard work would make her an ideal candidate for the summit. “As a supporter of the 2nd amendment I am volunteering my time in campaigning with Saratoga Parents for Safe Schools to get Dean Kolligian, Ed Cubanski, and Shaun Wiggins onto the board of education, because they are strong supporters of the 2nd amendment and working to make our school safer by arming security.”

Meg Messitt. Photo provided.

Messitt would like to thank her AP Global teacher Mr. Northrop who she states truly inspired her to further learn about the constitution, and aided her throughout the

application process. The summer of 2019 is already proving to be fulfilling for Messitt at she embarks on her summer journey of leadership growth.

Skidmore College, Making Strides in Sustainability

#4 in TOP 10 SARATOGA SPRINGS — According to a new report by Frontier Group, Skidmore College ranks number four of the top ten schools for renewable electricity generated on campus per student.

Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019



Are Saratoga Springs BHOS hosted its 22th Vocal Scholarship Residents Civically Engaged? BURNT HILLS — National Honor Society. She shares SARATOGA SPRINGS — Are Saratoga Springs Residents Civically Engaged? That is the question posed by Skidmore College Environmental Studies seniors Allison Parra and Carol Hu. The pair have been interviewing and surveying students, residents, and directors of NGOs for about a year, and hope to better understand what issues motivate Saratoga residents. Are community rates of civic engagement high or low? Have rates of civic engagement changed across different populations since the 2016 election? While their online survey will soon be closed, they’d love to get your responses. The survey takes about eight minutes to complete at www. All respondents will be entered into a drawing for multiple gift cards to Uncommon Grounds Café on Broadway.

Civic engagement can encompass volunteering for social and environmental causes, voting, service learning, attending or participating in community events and group activities focused on issues of public concern – in essence, contributing to making a difference in the community. Civic engagement can be political, environmental, secular, or connected to different social causes, and can be conducted in-person, online, or through the mail. Your anonymous survey responses will be presented during Skidmore’s Academic Festival on Wednesday May 1, at Filene Recital Hall at 9 a.m. The more responses recorded, the more the findings will reflect the reality of civic engagement in Saratoga Springs - so please participate and have your voices heard.

miSci to Host "The Science and Wizardry of Harry Potter" Family Day Event on Saturday, April 13 SCHENECTADY — miSci Family Day events are a series of events specially-tailored for families with children of all ages. “The Science and Wizardry of Harry Potter” will take place on Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature a variety of hands-on STEAM activities, live shows, demonstrations, cosplayers, and more – all inspired by the popular Harry Potter series. Demonstrations will showcase alchemy, reanimation, manifestation and potion making. Grondahl’s Wizard Workshop will be onsite for one-of-a-kind wand making activities, Uncharted Wild will present the “Fantastic Beasts” Exotic Animal show at 11:30 a.m.,

and magician Jeffrey Jene will present “Magic and Illusion” at 1 p.m. “Magic of Electricity” Tesla coil demonstrations will occur at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Full descriptions of all activities are available online and on the Facebook event page. miSci is located at 15 Nott Terrace Heights in Schenectady. miSci Family Days are included with miSci General Admission: Adults (13+): $12; Seniors (65+) $10; Children (3-12): $8. Planetarium tickets are $6. Tickets to “Fantastic Beasts” exotic animal show and “Magic and Illusions” show are $6. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance at

The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society (BHOS) hosted its 22th Annual Vocal Scholarship competition at Calvary Episcopal Church in Burnt Hills on March 31. Seniors from high schools across the Greater Capital Region had been invited to compete. Of the applicants performing selections from the standard song repertoire, Sohie Mathis (left) from Mohonasen High School (first place) and Abigail Evans (right) from Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School (second place) won $1500 and $1000 scholarships respectively. The students' music teachers are Corine Salon, Michael Clement and Michael Lotano. Sophie Mathis has participated in the school theater program since early grades. In 2018 she earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the High School Musical Theater Awards sponsored by Proctors Theater, for her role in Guys and Dolls. She plays French horn, mellophone, and trumpet in the concert band, marching band, and jazz band and serves as a leader as Brass Sergeant/Assistant Drum Major in the marching band. Her singing keeps her engaged in several choirs and ensembles at the high school. Sophie has held leadership in the Tri-M Music Honor Society, the Spanish Honor Society, and the

her love for music and singing with younger students, and as an intern has been coaching the middle school choir for the past three years. In December 2018 Sophie was selected to sing in the NYSSMA All-State Mixed Choir. She plans to pursue a degree in Vocal Performance in opera. Abigail Evans has a strong interest in acting and modern dance and has participated in the high school musicals and plays at Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School throughout her high school years. Her role as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family was nominated for the 2018 SLOC "Outstanding Performer" Award. She sings in the concert choir and in select choir which under the direction of Ann Derrick collaborated with Dr. Gray and the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society in A Concert for Peace: A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Armistice. Abigail plays the trombone in the concert and jazz band and brings her skills on the keyboard to All Saints Episcopal Church in Round Lake where she serves as organist. She belongs to the Tri-M Music Honor Society, Science and Mathematics Honor Society and National Honor Society. She has been an assistant dance instructor with Ginny Martin for the past six years working with young dance students.

Sophie Mathis (left) and Abigail Evans (right). Photo provided.

Jurors for the awards were Dr. Michael Lister, Christina PizzinoCatalano and Alexander Turpin. Dr. Michael Lister currently serves as Department Chair of the Music Department at the College of Saint Rose and is Associate Professor of Choral Music at the College of Saint Rose. Christina Pizzino-Catalano teaches music at Niskayuna High School where she is the director of choral studies. Alexander Turpin is currently a member of the voice faculties at the College of Saint Rose and Skidmore College. The Scholarship Program is fundamental to BHOS's community outreach endeavors. BHOS is working to extend the reach of this competition within the Capital Region. For information:


Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019

Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019


543 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs (518)-587-6697 ·

SARATOGA ROWING IS HAPPY TO OFFER ROWING PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES THIS SUMMER! Founded with the purpose of providing education, training, and participation in the sport of rowing, SRA has developed many programs which offer great opportunities to the entire community. Currently, SRA programs include Scholastic and Community rowing which are held over the course of three seasons, as well as Learn to Row programs for potential rowers, and a Masters Rowing program which allows adults to participate in the sport. In the past five years, SRA has most recently added an adaptive program and Development Programs. This summer we are offering four programs so individuals from four-years-old to adulthood can learn how to row. KINDERSCULLS Kindersculls is for athletes age 4-9, and is specially designed for smaller children to have a safe and fun experience while they learn to row. Children use smaller boats specifically made for smaller bodies, and session size is small to ensure safety. There is even time for snacks and crafts! There is a morning session and an afternoon session held over the course of a week. SCULLING PROGRAM SRA is pleased to offer youth sculling programs to children ages 9-13. These programs include 15 hours of instruction both on and off the water. The goal of the program is to introduce the sport of rowing, in particular, “sculling” (rowing with 2 oars) in a fun atmosphere. Each session is limited to 10 athletes at a

time in order to provide individual attention. The athletes progress from “coxed quads” (4 rowers and a coxswain) to doubles (two rowers), and recreational singles and finally racing singles (one rower). We offer six one-week sessions starting July 1st. SUMMER LEARN-TO-ROW For rising seventh graders and older, our Summer Learn-to-Row program is for athletes new to rowing and is offered for three different two-week sessions. Try one, two or sign up for all of the sessions and you will be better prepared to become a competitive rower in the Fall. Athletes will spend most of their time on the water, but will also spend time on land learning about rowing equipment. We offer three two-week sessions starting July 1st. ADULT LEARN-TO-ROW Take advantage of the beautiful Saratoga outdoors, get fit, and meet other like-minded individuals. Whether you are returning to rowing after a long hiatus, looking to cross an item off your bucket list, looking to get into shape or thinking of joining our Master’s program - you are sure to have a fun adventure. This class is made possible with the help of experienced. Masters and Juniors from SRA. For individuals 21 and up, we offer a 5-week session which meets twice per week on Tuesday and Thursday. The session begins on July 9th and classes meet at 6 pm. For more information about Saratoga Rowing Association’s programs, visit our website at and click on the middle button on our homepage!




Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019

april showers bring may flowers THE POWER OF TEARS

by Meghan Fritz, LCSW-R for Saratoga TODAY OFTEN TIMES when individuals start the counseling process they begin to talk about past hurt and pain and the result is more tears than usual. It’s not uncommon for me to hear, “I never cry, why am I crying?” Just like rain showers clear the ground for new growth and beauty, our tears serve the same purpose in helping us begin the process of

healing and make room for new growth emotionally, physically, and spiritually. A good cry can leave us feeling cleansed and more peaceful, even if the circumstances of the issue we are upset about have not changed. Tears are the body’s way of helping us express pain, overwhelming joy, and deep connection to one another and/or spirit. If you find yourself in a season of April showers, try to embrace your tears. Sometimes the only way we can get through a tough situation is to let the tears come and cleanse the toxicity that is embedded deep in our spirits. Crying doesn’t make you a weak person and it doesn’t necessarily mean you are suffering from a clinical depression. It could simply mean it’s time to clear out the old and make room for new beautiful May flowers. If you grew up in a home and were given messages that crying made you weak then you may have unconsciously blocked your

body’s physical way of releasing pain. Be patient with yourself and give your body permission to help you begin the process of healing. Be aware of the negative messages you may have downloaded about expressing your feelings and begin to recognize those messages no longer serve you in any way. If you find yourself tearing up more than usual, be kind to yourself! Often our knee-jerk reaction is to react with frustration and nonacceptance. Treat your feelings with compassion and kindness. We all know the Golden Rule, “Treat others the way you want to be treated,” but I think a far more effective rule would be, “Treat yourself as well as you treat others!” You would not shame a friend who came to you and started crying about a difficult situation; rather, you would offer your undivided attention and compassion. Give this same gift to yourself! A few weeks after I was home with my newborn son a friend came to visit. As soon as I opened the door and saw her face I burst into tears and didn’t stop crying for an hour. Every time I tried to stop and apologize I would start laughing and then cry all over again.

“A good cry can leave us feeling cleansed and more peaceful, even if the circumstances of the issue we are upset about have not changed.” The range of emotions I was feeling as a tired, overwhelmed first-time parent combined with the absolute joy and gratitude I

felt created a tsunami of emotion. When she left I felt lighter and more peaceful from the inside out. It’s not that she offered words of wisdom; rather, she just sat with me and let me express what I needed in that moment. Don’t try to over-analyze why you feel the way you do. Step back, make room for your feelings and accept tears as a blessing to bring you greater peace and joy in every area of your life. YOU ARE WORTH IT!

Meghan Fritz is a psychotherapist practicing in State College, PA. For more information email:

Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019




Mean Mom GETS IT RIGHT by Katherine Morna Towne for Saratoga TODAY

“Mothering Boys” I have never minded that my kids might sometimes think of me as a Mean Mom. While my husband and I are certainly a team in bringing up our kids and making decisions for our family, my husband is generally considered to be the Fun Parent, full of energy and always eager to play with the kids, while I’m pretty comfortable with the fact that nurturing, scheduling, and disciplining are some of my strengths. Sticking to bedtimes, requiring vegetableeating, and turning off the TV are things I’m really good at, much to my boys’ chagrin. There have been a few times, however, where I make a decision that I think is good and necessary but also is likely to be particularly hard for the kids, and I brace myself for the howls of despair … only to discover that they like my hard decision more than the alternative. Here’s one example: A few years ago I decided to plan for three meatless dinners per week, and in trying to come up with ideas I decided we’d have a Cereal Night every week. On one such day, one of the boys asked me what was for dinner, and when I said “cereal,” he surprised me by responding, “Yes! I love cereal night!” I was so surprised!

Another example: None of the boys has his own room, which they occasionally grouse about (brothers are always getting into each other’s things and they don’t have any privacy and their roommate makes too much noise at night or keeps the light on too late when the other is trying to fall asleep—I’ve heard all the reasons why sharing rooms is a terrible thing). But I’d once considered moving one of my boys out of the room he shared with his brother and when he caught wind of it, he begged me to reconsider, citing how much he loved chatting with his brother while they fall asleep at night. And another of the boys was recently reminiscing fondly about when the four older boys all shared a room, and how great those days were. The most recent example: Though each of the boys chooses

his own Lenten sacrifice (usually giving up dessert or similar), I’ve chosen the additional sacrifice for us as a family for the last few years of “no video games on Fridays during Lent.” This is difficult for my husband and I, since the boys behave pretty well during video game time, and it’s difficult for the boys, since they love playing and plan all week for their turns (we only let them play video games on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and only one hour each per day). In fact, taking away one of their three allotted days seemed so penitential that I felt I had to replace it with something that was less fun but still fun, since so many of them are all still so young, so I replaced it with Family Movie Night. This is the third year we’ve done movie nights instead of video games on Fridays during Lent,

and apparently it’s not quite as much of a sacrifice as I thought— “Movie nights are even more fun than playing video games!” one of them said to me the other day. I’m shocked! Is this phenomenon an offshoot of the idea that kids crave boundaries and thrive under them? An example of how resilient kids are? Evidence that

their wants and needs are simpler than parents sometimes think? Or maybe I’m just not as much of a Mean Mom as I thought I was!

Kate and her husband have seven sons ages 14, 12, 10, 9, 7, 5, and 7 months. Follow her at www., or email her at



SARATOGA COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING Transportation Drivers Needed! RSVP — Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Saratoga County helps recruit volunteers age 55 and over for many organizations throughout Saratoga County. We are currently looking for volunteers to transport people to/ from medical appointments- van,

gas, and directions are provided. We are also looking for drivers to transport hot, nutritious meals to homebound seniors throughout Saratoga County. Schedules with all opportunities are flexible. Please call Billie Jo at 518-884-4110 for more information and details.


WANTED: Folks 55+ to Enjoy BASC Social Activities If you’re over 55, a long-time or new resident in the area and looking to meet “young” seniors, check out the Ballston Area Senior Citizens (BASC.) BASC sponsors many activities at The Milton Community Center located at 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Residents from the Town of Milton, Village of Ballston Spa, Town of Ballston and other area municipalities are welcome to join BASC. Programs and activities include festive dinners, dances, Pickin’ Sessions, bus trips, pot luck luncheons, crafts, movies,

chorus, cards, bingo, billiards, Osteo Busters and Stretch & Fit exercise classes. Over 75 members attend the weekly Thursday pot luck luncheons which are often followed by speakers or other entertainment. Stop in around 11 a.m. any Thursday. Be our guest for your first pot luck lunch and learn more about BASC. Yearly membership fee is $10. Call Barb Broderson, Membership Chair at 518-885-4229 or visit our website for additional information and to view our newsletter.


Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019



Tuesday, April 16 • 1:30 p.m. Diamond Club Embassy Suites Sponsored by Clear Captions. Sign up: $10 per person. French Onion Soup, 1/2 Chicken Salad sandwich, Garden Salad with Balsamic dressing and dessert. Show off your “Spring Hat” - design your own, sport your favorite — anything goes! Gift card prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, plus some fun “booby” prizes provided by Deborah Grant from Clear Captions. Don’t have a hat? Come to the Center on April 10 from 10 a.m.Noon and make your hat with the help of Marylou. Supplies provided, but you can also bring your favorite decorations or hat! $3 for hat making class.


Thursday, April 18 • 5 p.m. Presented by Saratoga Regional Therapy. Free and open to the public. For adults living in the community looking to age safely in place, the Regional Therapy Center now offers the Aging Safely in Place (ASIP) Rehabilitation Assessment and Recommendations Program. ASIP is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary rehabilitation program to specifically assess an individual’s current cognition, mobility, abilities in activity of daily living, and home environment. Take this opportunity to learn about this program.


Tuesday, April 30 • 11 a.m. Presented by Kathryn Keary, Alzheimer’s Association. Free and open to the public. This program will offer helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. This program is primarily designed for adults who have a family member or close friend beginning to experience Alzheimer’s or another dementia.


Tuesday, April 16 Wheels of Change: Cars & Culture of the 1960s Guided tour of the Museum. The 1960s were one of the most tumultuous and divisive decades in world history. In stark contrast to the 1950s, the AutoIndustry also saw dramatic changes. Styling, safety, size and so much more evolved. Lunch at PJ’S BarB-QSA. Pay $2 van fee at sign up. Please bring $5 admission and money for lunch. Leave at 10:15.


Thursday, April 18 Rockwell was one of the most talented and famous artists and illustrators from the 1910’s to the 1970’s. He is most famous for his Saturday Evening Post magazine cover illustrations, and this museum has a room with every cover. A gallery guide will introduce

you to the art and life of Norman Rockwell during an orientation talk! Lunch at Pleasant and Main. Pay $33 at sign up. Please bring additional money for lunch. Leave at 9:15 a.m. Return about 4 p.m.


Tuesday, April 23 The Arkell Museum collects, preserves, researches and presents American Art and Mohawk Valley History. Exhibits include November 11, 1918- the cease fire between the Allieds and Germans and Marketing the Mohawk - images of the Mohawk Valley that Beechnut used in advertising and much more. Lunch at the Village Restaurant. Pay $17 at sign up. Please bring additional money for lunch. Leave the center at 9:30 a.m.


Thursday, April 25 Our man-made Himalayan Salt Environment is intended to reproduce the unique microclimate and the healing properties of the deep salt caves within the Himalayan Mountains that have been used for centuries for their incredible effects. Lunch at the Harvest Restaurant. Leave the Center at 10 a.m. Pay $22 at sign up. Please bring additional money for lunch. Must have 8 signed up.


Friday, April 26 Enjoy a guided tour of the infamous Cafe Lena. After the tour stay for a free record listening event with Chuck “Rochmon” Vosganian while eating lunch. Bring your own lunch or order 5 Points Grab n’ Go sandwiches from the front desk by Wednesday, April 24. Coffee will be served at Cafe Lena. We leave the Center at 11:15 a.m. Pay $2 at sign up. Please bring $5 for tour.


Tuesday, April 30 Walk over the Historic Hudson River in Poughkeepsie and take in the fresh air and breathtaking views. Interpretive signs and cell phone tour available. Walk 1.28 miles at your own pace. Delicious lunch at Alex’s Restaurant following walk. Pay $20 at sign up. Please bring additional money for lunch. Leave the Center at 8:30 a.m. and return about 4:30 p.m.


Wednesday, July 31 • 1 p.m. game If you are interested, please sign up at front desk. Details coming.


Do you need help with transportation, respite, home visits, etc.? Please call Jane at 518-584-1621, ext. 206.


Do you have an hour to assist with transportation, friendly visiting, or shopping? Flexible hours. No time commitments! Contact Lisa at 518-584-1621, ext. 210.

Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019




Does Out of State Mean Out of Mind? What to do with Real Estate outside New York consider conveying your property to a living trust. A living trust is a trust which you create during your lifetime. A testamentary trust, by contrast, is a trust created in your Will, which takes effect after you die and your Will is probated. Are there different types of Living Trusts to consider?

by Matt Dorsey for Saratoga TODAY Many people own real estate in their own names outside the State of New York, such as a beach house in Florida or a ski home in Vermont. Owning such property presents some unique challenges to your estate planning. People often do not understand that if they pass away owning out-of-state property, an ancillary probate proceeding may be necessary in another state. What is an ancillary probate proceeding? If you pass away as a resident of the State of New York and you own real estate in your name in another state, New York courts do not have jurisdiction over that out-of-state property. As a result, your Executor will need to file a separate proceeding in the other state, known as an ancillary probate proceeding, in order to transfer that property to the beneficiaries in your Will. Can my New York attorney represent me in the ancillary probate proceeding?

The two basic types of living trust to consider are revocable and irrevocable trusts. In general, a revocable trust can be changed or revoked by you as the creator of the trust at any time and in any way you wish. In general, an irrevocable trust cannot be changed or revoked by you as the creator. As the creator of an irrevocable trust, you may have certain limited rights, such as a limited power of appointment that could allow you to change the beneficiaries of the trust to particular people or entities. Which type of Trust should I choose? There are a variety of reasons to choose a revocable or irrevocable trust. Both types of trust will allow you to avoid the necessity of ancillary probate for out-of-state real property. Revocable trusts allow you the maximum flexibility because, as stated above, you can generally revoke or change them as you see fit. Revocable trusts, however, do not allow you to preserve your assets for Medicaid planning purposes. You should make the decision about which type of trust to use only after discussing your goals with an experienced estate planning attorney. What happens to my out-ofstate property after I die?

Generally, your New York attorney cannot represent you in the ancillary probate proceeding in another state, unless they are also licensed to practice law in that state. Your attorney in New York should, however, assist you in obtaining representation in another state.

If you put your out-of-state property in a trust, then after you die, the trustee of the trust will be able to administer the trust and eventually convey the property to your beneficiaries. In the alternative, the trustee can also sell the property and distribute the net sale proceeds to your beneficiaries.

Is there a way to avoid the need for an ancillary probate proceeding?

Who would act as the trustee of my trust?

In order to avoid an ancillary probate proceeding, you may

If you are creating a revocable trust, you can act as your own trustee and name

someone as successor trustee to act after you pass away. If you create an irrevocable trust, it is best to appoint someone else as trustee. Trustees or successor trustees can be trusted friends or relatives. In addition, many financial institutions have trust departments that are available to serve in that capacity. Does my trustee or successor trustee get paid for their services? Institutional trustees, such as trust departments at financial institutions, typically have a

published schedule of fees for their trustee services. Individuals that you appoint, such as a trusted friend or relative, can charge a commission for acting as trustee or they can waive their commission. Trustee commissions are set forth in New York law as a percentage of the amount of trust funds paid out, as well as a percentage of the annual value of the trust. It is important to work with a qualified estate planning attorney to determine whether it makes sense to place your out-of-state real estate in a trust. As noted

above, you should also discuss with your attorney what type of trust – revocable or irrevocable – best suits your estate planning goals.

Matthew J. Dorsey, Esq. is a Partner with O’Connell and Aronowitz, 1 Court Street, Saratoga Springs, NY. Over his twenty-one years of practice, he has focused in the areas of elder law, estate planning, and estate administration. Mr. Dorsey can be reached at 518-5845205,, and




Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019

SPRING IS IN THE AIR! ARE YOU READY TO GOLF? PART 2: Strengthening Exercises to Improve Performace

by Matthew Goodemote, MPSPT, Dip. MDT for Saratoga TODAY I HOPE IT IS SAFE TO SAY…”Spring has sprung!” In about another month we can hopefully say the snow will be gone and we can confidently hit the links for golf sweason 2019. In my last article, I wrote about the importance of a golf-specific training program that focuses on mobility and strength. Today I would like to write about “golf ” strength and specifically the “golfer’s core.” As I mentioned in the last article, the most common area golfers injure is the lower back. Of all golfing injuries reported, over a third are lower back related.

For the last 22 years, my main specialty has been the spine and through the years I have treated countless golfers with back pain. In fact, my main reason for starting a program for golfers was because I have worked with so many patients with back pain that wanted to golf as one of their top reasons for seeking treatment. Some of my most memorable patients through the years were golfers. One of my first patients ever had a condition called Ankylosing Spondylitis. This is a form of arthritis that can lead to an “ankylosing” which means a fusing of the spinal joints. His condition was advanced and most of his spine had fused. His main concern/ reason for coming to PT was not the pain in his back that is often associated with this condition, it was to help him improve his shoulders so he could keep golfing. It was a tough case because once the spine is fused that segment will not move again and although we helped him, I knew it would eventually prevent him from the one activity he loved….golf. One of my all-time favorite patients was a man named Irv. He was in his mid-80’s and had

stenosis in his lower back. He was able to do most things without much pain or difficulty, but walking from the golf cart to the greens, putting and walking back had become almost too painful for him to continue. Irv and I worked on improving his motion as much as we could, and then we worked on getting him stronger. He is a big reason why I tell my patients that I am sure we can improve your symptoms if you have stenosis...I just don’t know how much. Irv achieved his goal of walking to the greens and back and continued to golf. Irv was never able to walk even a ¼ mile without his back and legs bothering him, but he was able to get to the greens and putt! In fact, on New Years Eve day Irv and I golfed in 70-degree weather. We were in Virginia and it was the best round of golf I have ever played. There are a lot of reasons why a golfer can develop back pain. For example, the golf swing subjects the lumbar spine to rapid, intense forces. These forces may predispose the golfing population to muscle strains, spondylolysis, and over time possibly contribute to degenerative disc disease and facet joint degeneration. To determine why the individual golfer is having back pain, I believe it is important to have an evaluation to determine what your own body is capable of doing or what it lacks that capability of doing. Often golfers are told that their swing mechanics are to blame, and that is definitely the case for some golfers, but other times it is because they have joint mobility issues or in some cases a weakness in the muscles of the hips, pelvis and lower back. These muscles are often called the “core” and are contributing to the faulty swing patterns and affecting the joints negatively. What I have found is that the general core exercises, although helpful, often do not address the weaknesses the golfer experiences.

I am using “golfer’s core” as a way of distinguishing general core strengthening from the strengthening I use with my golfers. There are definitely some overlapping exercises I use with non-golfers, but it is critical to identify if someone is strong throughout their full range of motion. I will often treat patients that have been working on their motion and their strength, but not their strength through their range of motion. Another variable is how stable the golfer’s lower back is when encountering a strong force like when using the driver or a swing on an incline or other awkward angles/positions. Learning how to maintain stability through a full range of motion is often the difference between pain and a long drive or a perfect chip. These weaknesses are often noticed in faulty swing patterns or faulty movement patterns in the body. I believe that a good pro can help improve someone’s swing mechanics and although a good pro will use similar educational tools, the best ones help the individual by focusing on what works best for the golfer. This is similar to having someone recommend the right strengthening exercises for the golfer. Finding out if someone has difficulty in the backswing as compared to the inability to decelerate in the follow through can make all the difference in what exercises to choose for the golfer.

I am not someone that thinks just doing some strength exercises will be the solution, any more than I believe a general range of motion exercises will fix the problem. I will say that a general program is certainly better than nothing, but identifying the individual’s weaknesses, or compensatory movements are far more beneficial for an injury-free golf season. The best solutions for minimizing your risk of injury this golf season is to get into a program that includes mobility exercises for joints used when swinging a golf’s all the joints! I also recommend keeping your soft tissue mobile with foam rolling or regular manual therapy. The final ingredient in the injury prevention program should be a strength program that consists of core stabilization exercises and specific muscles that golfers need for a strong/powerful swing. If you are getting ready for the season and would like an assessment I am starting a program through FysioFit Golf to kick off the season. I will be working with golfers throughout the season, but I thought offering a program specifically tailored to the individual golfer would be a good way to start the season. If you are interested you can call me at 518-306-1225 or go to my website: and click the “Golfers Program” in the upper right corner of the home page. It has all the information on the programs. Thanks for reading!

Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019




The U.S. Economy’s Bull Run Just Turned Ten

by Stephen Kyne Partner, Sterling Manor Financial

for Saratoga TODAY THIS QUARTER MARKED TEN YEARS since the bottom of the recession, and the beginning of the current bull market. Since then, on any given day, you could turn on the television and find some pundit somewhere prognosticating the coming demise of the economy and the return of economic recession. I still imagine that somewhere in the basement of an NYU building, Nouriel Roubini is crouched behind a pallet of freeze-dried food and iodine tablets, waiting to be proved right. Somebody should check on him. The reality is that the American economy has grown out of the panic of the recession, against the expectation and, sometimes seemingly, the will of the doomsayers. Despite what some are once again preaching, we see no reason to believe the end is nigh. Economies have inertia, and they will continue in one direction until acted upon by a force strong enough to counter their movement. In other words, cycles of economic expansion do not have a prescribed duration; they continue until they don’t – until something stops them. Two forces end expansionary cycles, like no other. First is the Fed. A lot of people don’t understand what all the fuss is about when it comes to The Fed, so let me boil it down. The Fed controls interest rates. In other words, the Fed controls the price of money. When rates are low, money is cheap, and consumers and businesses are willing to borrow money to make capital investments. You may borrow money to renovate your home or buy a

new one; businesses may borrow money to build a new factory. These investments stimulate growth across a broad range of sectors. A miner needs to pull ore from the ground so a smelter can harvest it into the various metals needed for everything from wires and nails, to faucets and appliances. A lumberjack needs to harvest wood from a sustainable woodlot, so a mill can turn it into the studs that a carpenter will use to frame your home. The simple act of a single capital investment triggers a cascade of positive economic activity. But, when interest rates rise, and the cost of money is too high, people and businesses become unwilling to make those capital investments, and the economy can begin to stall. This is why you hear people talk about The Fed so often. Historically speaking, and relative to the current level of economic growth, we feel interest rates are still on the low side. Even with recent increases, Fed rates are not yet at a level high enough to stifle growth, and we don’t think they will be until they are closer to 3.5-4 percent. In fact, while many are beginning to talk about a cut in interest rates, we still believe that there will likely be at least one increase this year. The other force that kills economic expansion is the government. It’s an unfortunate truth that the government’s knee-jerk reaction to any failure of government is more government. I think Ron Swanson has that on a tee shirt. From the bottom of the recession to 2016, the economy grew at a very slow average of 2 percent per year, as the government piled on new regulation after new regulation in order to show constituents that it was doing something to cure its prior failures. Effectively, it’s like killing the patient to cure the disease. “Congratulations, we cured your husband.” “But he’s dead.” “Yes, but so is his virus!” The effect of new, and often redundant, regulations is an enormous cost of compliance. Every dollar that businesses and individuals spend on complying with government regulations is a dollar that isn’t being put toward some capital investment.

There is a line between regulation and over regulation, and we believe that everyone benefits when the government knows its role and regulates appropriately. The Federal Register, which is a list of all of the Federal regulations and, therefore, a decent measure of the regulatory burden topped out in 2016 at over 95,000 pages. Since then, over 30,000 pages have been cut as regulations have been rolled back. We can debate, endlessly, which of those regulations constituted government overreach, but that’s not the point. The point is, a reduction in the number of regulations results in a reduction in the cost of compliance. The ability to reallocate those funds toward things like technological innovation and hiring new workers is, at least partially, responsible for our continued economic success. The rate of technological innovation has never been faster that it is today, and it will probably never again be this slow. When businesses are free to invest in technology that allows each worker to be more productive we all benefit. Today, businesses are continuing to show increases in profits, and wages are now 3.2 percent higher than they were this time last year. In the last two years, the economy has grown at about 3 percent per year. While that may

not seem like a lot, consider that’s 50 percent more growth than in the average of years since the recession. Add this all up, and what does it mean? We think the economy still has plenty of room to run and, barring any unforeseen geopolitical event, we don’t see any signs of recession in the foreseeable future. The only major contributors to possible economic slowdown – The Fed and government overreach - both seem to be in-check for now. They say to make hay while the sun is shining, and the sun continues to shine on the US economy.

Stephen Kyne is a Partner at Sterling Manor Financial in Saratoga Springs, and Rhinebeck. Securities offered through Cadaret, Grant & Co., Inc. Member FINRA/ SIPC. Advisory services offered through Sterling Manor Financial, LLC, or Cadaret Grant, SEC registered investment advisors. Sterling Manor Financial and Cadaret, Grant are separate entities. This article contains opinion and forward-looking statements which are subject to change. Consult your investment advisor regarding your own investment needs.


Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019

TITANIC...The Legend Lives On

by Joseph Raucci

for Saratoga TODAY April 15 marks the occasion of the most renowned disaster in the annals of Maritime History. At 11:40 p.m. on April 14, 1912 The RMS Titanic, the largest passenger ship in the world, hit an iceberg in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic. Less than three hours later she would disappear beneath the waves and into history. This story has been told and retold. Numerous books, movies, and documentaries have chronicled every second of her four day existence. Let’s take a brief look at the legendary Titanic. It was the dawn of the Twentieth Century. Man’s ingenuity was reaching dizzying heights. Buildings were touching the sky. The tallest structure in the world, the Woolworth Building in New York City, rose to a breathtaking height of 792 feet. Trains were being built larger and more powerful than ever. With that came longer bridges, faster travel times, and superior accommodations. The shipping business was no exception. Great Britain was at the pinnacle of it’s power. No construction feat seemed beyond her reach. The new found riches of an America that was rapidly growing into a world power demanded opulence for the weathly businessmen who had financial interests on both Continents. A British shipping firm, White Star Lines, had them distinctly in mind when they made plans to acquire the two largest passenger ships in the world. The actual building of the ships was contracted to Harland and Wolff, Britain’s premier shipbuilder.

The sisters were christened with the names Olympic and then soon after Titanic. Olympic made her maiden voyage in 1911. With the completion of the Titanic a year later, White Star would have one ship leaving Southampton, England weekly. From the states the other would leave New York Harbor, creating the perfect ocean-going ferrying system between the two continents. Both stood almost 900 feet long. They weighed in at an astounding 45,000 tons. Their main public rooms were steeped in luxury. The suites and staterooms of first class were extaordinary. The finest wines and fare were purveyed for the discerning guests who would frequent the first class dining room. For those who wanted to have dinner in an even more reserved setting, patrons could opt for the À La Carte Restaurant. Here, a ten course dinner would await the palate of its demanding clientele. Titanic would see some upgrades that separated her from her luckier sister. Thomas Andrews, Harland and Wolff ’s principal architect in charge of shipbuilding added an indoor pool. More of a novelty, it did add to the mystique of the ship. He also partially enclosed the promenade deck. It allowed first class passengers the option to stroll the deck with no concern of the brutal weather conditions found in the North Atlantic in the winter months. On that same deck, Café Parisian, an authentic French Eatery, was created with a splendid view of the ocean. Serving the same culinary delights of the À La Carte Restaurant, it was an immediate favorite of the first class passengers. Although Titanic was surely catering to the rich, her bread and butter was the poor. The majority of her passengers were the European immigrants looking for a better life in America. They would account for more than half of Titanic’s passsengers. In stark contrast to the wealthy, theirs would be a rather mundane experience. The hope of a new world and all of it’s possibilities was their main attraction to the ship. Many of them would never realize their dream of sailing through the Verrazano Narrows and the gateway to America.

Titanic embarks from Southampton. For an appointment with destiny.

A period rendition of Titanic’s last moments.

On April 11, 1912, Titanic was set to embark. This being her maiden voyage, the dock was crowded with workers and well wishers. The Senior Captain of White Star Lines, Edward J. Smith, known as E.J., was at the helm. He had an impeccable forty-year career and was considered the finest pilot of passenger ships on the high seas. On this, his last voyage, he would be tested to his outer limits. ICEBERG DEAD AHEAD The first three days of the voyage were rather uneventful. Titanic and Olympic did pass each other for the first and only time in mid-ocean. On her fourth day she was about to become legendary. Survivors on board that night

stated that it was the calmest sea that they had ever seen. It has been noted that this phenomenon made it difficult for the ship’s lookouts to spot the ice. This, along with the unfortunate fact that they were without binoculars. Yes, inexplicably they were never brought aboard the ship. These, along with unheeded messages that warned of an icefield along the route were important factors in Titanic’s demise. By the time the iceberg was spotted, it was too late. The officer on the bridge made the decision to veer hard to starboard to evade the berg. It had no such effect. In fact, it proved to be the deathknell of the vessel. As Titanic veered past the massive piece of ice, the side of the berg sliced a three hundred foot gash

below the waterline of the ship. Captain Smith sent Andrews, the ship’s architect below decks to check on her condition. He came back with the worst possible news. The Titanic was mortally wounded. After making some mathematical equations, he gave her no more than two hours to live. Smith then swung the ship’s crew into action. The Marconi Wireless operators signaled an SOS to all ships in the vicinity. None could reach her in less than four hours. All passengers were told to put on life jackets and make their way to the boat deck.There was one problem, there were not enough lifeboats. There were a total of two thousand and three hundred passengers and crew. continues to next page...

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TITANIC...The Legend Lives On continues from previous page... The boats, fully loaded, could carry about one thousand. To add to the problem, the first of the boats were sent off half full. Rockets were fired to alarm any ship nearby that Titanic was in dire straights. The gravity of the situation began to unfold. The Titanic was about to sink. A who’s-who list of America’s wealthiest individuals were now faced with an unforeseen end. They included John Jacob Astor. His massive fortune was at this moment of no consequence to him. He seated his pregnant young wife on a lifeboat, calmly lit a cigarette, and walked away from the boat. Isadore Straus, owner of Macy’s Departmeny Store, and his wife were also passengers. Mrs. Strauss refused a seat on a lifeboat, stating to her husband, “We have lived together for many years...Where you go, I go.” They too perished with the ship. Arthur Ryerson, owner of one of the largest steel companies in the United States, was also on board. As fate would have it, his son died in an automobile accident back home shortly before Titanic sailed. Ryerson and his heartbroken family booked passage on the ship. He would not live to bury his son. He too was a casualty of “A Night To Remember” as author Walter Lord so perfectly phrased it.

Hoy Stable, a major horse racing operation in the Golden Age of the sport. Captain Harry, as he was known was also a fixture at the Spa for many years. His Uncle Benjamin went down with the chivalry one could only expect from a true gentlemen. When informed that it looked like it was curtains down for him and his valet, they headed back to their rooms, changed into dinner clothes, and headed to the main deck. Mr. Guggenheim asked someone entering a boat to transmit to his wife that “We have dressed in our finest... and are prepared to go down as gentlemen.” Alfred Gwynn Vanderbilt was one of the lucky ones. The owner of The New York Central Railroad changed plans and cancelled his trip on Titanic. His good luck was fleeting. Three years later he was onboard the

The Grand Staircase. One of the many luxurious appointments of the Titanic.

Cafe Parisian. One of the opulent restaurants of Titanic.

TITANIC’S CONNECTION TO SARATOGA There were also those with connections to Saratoga on board. George Denton Widener, the patriarch of Philadelphia’s wealthiest and most influential family, was a passenger. Both Widener and his son Harry perished in the disaster. His brother Joseph and son George became scions of the Sport of Kings. Joseph Widener was the original owner of Hialeah Park and for many years had a controlling interest in Belmont Park. George D. Widener Jr. was a part of the Saratoga Racing Scene for over forty years. His horses prevailed in no less than five runnings of The Traver’s Stakes. Benjamin Guggenheim was also a passenger. His nephew Harry became the proprietor of Cain

ill-fated Lusitania. The ship was torpedoed by a German U Boat off the coast of Ireland. She would sink in less than thirty minutes. In a grand gesture Vanderbilt gave his lifejacket to a woman passenger. As he well knew he could not swim, this effectively sealing his doom. His son Alfred became a major player on the American Horse Racing Scene. He made Saratoga his summer home for more than five decades. Of note to racing fans: The aforementioned Harry Guggenheim beat Alfred Vanderbilt”s great champion Native Dancer with longshot

Dark Star in the 1953 Kentucky Derby. Both Alfred Vanderbilt and George Widener were unsuccessful in their attempts to win the Derby, despite racing some of the greatest horses of the twentieth century. J.P. Morgan, America’s wealthiest financier, and owner of White Star Line also escaped eating sand. He cancelled plans to make the crossing on the ship shortly before Titanic sailed. Some of the elite did manage to get into lifeboats. The name that lives on in infamy is that of Bruce Ismay. He was the managing director of White Star Line. Sadly

he chose to board one of the first lifeboats. His reputation forever sullied, he lived the rest of his life in a self-inflicted seclusion. THE LEGEND NEVER DIES The Titanic disaster was fertile ground for legend. The largest, most beautifully appointed, passenger ship in the world had hit an iceberg and sank. Many of the world’s wealthiest and most accomplished businessmen were onboard. There were not enough lifeboats to accomodate the passengers and crew. Warnings of ice in the area were brushed aside. Acts of bravery added to the

legend. Here is just one of many. The ship’s band took it upon themselves to calm the frightened passengers with well-known tunes of the time. They continued to play their instruments until the final moments. Fifteen hundred passengers and crew disappeared into a watery grave. Only eight hundred survived the calamity. No writer of fiction could ever fashion a more poignant drama than the reality of Titanic’s last night. The great ship was struck from the British Registery as of 2:20 a.m.., April 15, 1912. One hundred and seven years, later the Legend continues to live on.


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Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019

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Easter Pairings of Wine & Food by John Bogardus & Dave Geurtze for Saratoga TODAY Easter is upon us so it’s the perfect time to share some simple tips for pairing great food and wine. Let’s first take a peek at a wine that is perfect for Easter but is sometimes misunderstood – Riesling. While this beautiful white wine is made all over the world, some mistakenly believe it is only a sweet wine. This is not true. In fact, some of the most renowned Rieslings are dry. Riesling grapes are grown all over - from Germany and France to Australia, and all across the United States - from California to Oregon to our very own state of New York.

Being right outside our back door, New York is the one that hits closest to our hearts. So we decided to take a look at a couple of great pairings of Rieslings from the well-respected and historic Dr Konstatin Frank Winery located along beautiful Keuka Lake in the New York’s Finger Lakes region.

Crab Cakes & Dr. Frank’s Semi-Dry Riesling

One of our favorite appetizers for Easter are crab cakes. We made a slight twist on the traditional crab cake with a beurre blanc sauce. We paired this with Dr. Konstantin Frank 2016 Semi-Dry Riesling and it

was a truly an exquisite pairing. The slightly sweet wine plays beautifully with the bell pepper in the crab cakes, and helps contrast the lemon and creaminess of the Beurre blanc sauce.

Crab Cakes with Beurre Blanc Sauce INGREDIENTS: Crab Cakes • 1 small yellow or white onion, finely chopped • 1 medium sweet pepper (red preferred), finely chopped • 8 ounces crab meat • 2 Tablespoons butter INSTRUCTIONS: Crab Cakes 1. Sauté the onion and pepper in the 2 Tablespoons butter. When they are soft, combine them in a bowl with the crabmeat, the bread crumbs and the eggs beaten with the mustard. Toss the mixture together with the parsley. 2. Form into six patties and arrange them on a piece of wax paper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 3. Just before serving, panfry the patties in the mixture

• ¾ cup bread crumbs • 2 eggs • 1 teaspoon hot Dijon mustard or California-style sweet hot mustard • ¼ cup chopped parsley • 1 Tablespoon butter mixed with 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil • Lemon wedges (optional)

Beurre Blanc

of butter and oil until they are brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. They will be very fragile. Don’t worry if they fall apart; just form them back into patties on the plate. Serve with beurre blanc and thin lemon wedges (if desired). Makes 6 appetizer servings.

It will sizzle merrily. As it settles down, start adding the butter, two or three slices at a time, swirling in the pan to melt it evenly. Add the next few slices of butter just before the first ones melt.

Beurre Blanc 1. Boil the wine and shallot in a wide saucepan until the wine almost evaporates, moving the pan to keep the shallots from burning. Off the heat, add the lemon juice.

• ¼ cup dry white wine • 1 Shallot, finely chopped • Juice of ½ lemon • 1 stick cold butter, cut into 8 to 10 pieces • Salt and white pepper

2. Return the pan to the heat for a few seconds at a time as needed to keep the pan warm. All you are doing is melting the butter and incorporating it into the reduced liquid. It should never come close to simmering. Season to taste with salt and white pepper and spoon it over and around the crab cakes.

Glazed Ham & Dr. Frank’s Dry Riesling

For a more classic pairing, try a pineapple glazed ham with Dr Konstatin Frank 2016 Dry Riesling. The glaze will bring out the beautiful citrus notes of a dry riesling, while the riesling allows the natural saltiness of the ham to work beautifully with the pineapple glaze. This pairing also shows the amazing versatility of a dry Riesling which pairs great with a wide variety of different foods such as oysters, lobster and chicken. Now before we go, we want to switch over to France for a great sweet wine to finish your Easter dinner. It is called Sauternes which is made in Bordeaux, France.

Crème Brulee & Chateau Lauvignac Sauternes

Finally, what pairs with creme brulee? Very simple – Chateau Lauvignac 2016 Sauternes wine. Sauternes is a naturally sweet wine with an impeccable balance. With its golden color, this magnificent wine pairs wonderfully with desserts such as creamy crème brulee. For nearly 20 years, we have been getting together to pair food and wine, test recipes, and taste great wines – with the goal of creating new experiences to share with others.

Wishing you the best this Easter.

Easter Gift & Dining Guide April 21

Easter Gift & Dining Guide April 21



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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 April 12 – April 18, 2019 RELIGION

Easter Worship Schedule

Celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord!




Sweets, Meats,


Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019

Other Easter T reats

at Saratoga Farmers’ Market

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

by Emily Meagher for Saratoga TODAY Photos by Pattie Garrett unless noted.

Easter evokes images of egg hunts and other community events. We invite you to make next Saturday at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market a part of these events. On Saturday, April 20, arrive early and fill your shopping bags and baskets with our fresh, locally grown, raised and produced foods. Near the market entrance, look for the eggs. Not the edible ones – those come next – but rather the reusable gift containers, available while supplies last. Inside each will be a coupon offering a discount from one of the market vendors. Now, for real eggs. Elihu, Kokinda, and Squashville farms are offering them in abundance. Check out their hues and try them for their fresh, farm-raised flavor. Keep an eye out, too, for rich duck and giant goose eggs.

This weekend, the market also will be featuring chocolate eggs. Further in the market are such treats filled with maple cream and maple marshmallow at Slate Valley Farms. Other sweet treats include homemade marshmallows from The Chocolate Spoon, chocolates formed into nest and bunny shapes from The Saratoga Chocolate Co., hot cross buns from Mrs. London’s, and cheesecakes in a range of sizes and flavors from Grandma Apple’s Cheesecakes. That’s dessert. Now, let’s look for vegetables and main course meats. Many vendors are offering Easter specials on their farm-raised meats: At Lewis Waite Farm, fresh

Treats from Mrs. London’s.

Fresh eggs from Kokinda Farm.

YIELD: 8-12 servings | TIME: About 3 hours Photo courtesy of Saratoga Chocolate Co.

and smoked ham roasts and steaks are five percent off. Longlesson Farm is offering 10 pounds of ground beef for $60 (instead of $80), and Mariaville Mushroom Men is taking 20 percent off its pork. If poultry is your preference, try Ramble Creek Farm’s turkey or Squashville’s chicken. And there are the early spring vegetables to consider: Pea shoots from Saratoga Urban and Pleasant Valley farms, along with Pleasant Valley’s super-sweet spring parsnips. Storage vegetables remain abundant at Gomez Veggie Ville and Pleasant Valley, and mushrooms at Mariaville and Ramble Creek. Looking for libations? Try Saratoga Apple’s farm-brewed hard and sweet ciders, spirits from Yankee Distillery, cyser from Ballston Lake Apiaries, Battenkill Valley Creamery milk and Something’s Brewing’s homeroasted coffees. And, there’s more: apples, pickles, cheeses, and cured meats.

The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for three more Saturdays at the Lincoln Baths Building in the Saratoga Spa State Park. Our outdoor season begins 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at High Rock Park. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

INGREDIENTS: *Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market

• 1 large lamb roast* with a cap of fat, 4 - 6 pounds: bone-in leg (these can be as large as 8 pounds), semiboneless leg*, bone-in shoulder*, boneless butterflied leg* or double loin* • 2 ounces (1 can) anchovies packed in olive oil, drained

• Leaves from 6 fresh rosemary sprigs* (2 heaping tablespoons leaves), plus extra sprigs and branches for garnish • 6 garlic cloves*, smashed, peeled • 4 ounces unsalted butter*, softened at room temperature • Black pepper • 1 lemon, cut in half • 1¾ cups white wine, plus extra for gravy

INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Heat oven to 425o. Use a small sharp knife to make about a dozen incisions, each about 2 inches deep, through the fat that covers the top of the meat. Using a mortar and pestle or a blender, blend 2/3 of the anchovies, the rosemary leaves, and the garlic cloves into a chunky paste. Using your fingers, press paste deeply into incisions. 2. Mix remaining anchovies and the butter into a paste. Smear this mixture all over the surface of the roast. Season liberally with black pepper. (Do not add salt; the anchovies are salty enough) Place the lamb on a rack in a roasting pan, fat side up, and squeeze the lemon halves over. Pour the wine around the roast into the pan. 3. Roast 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350o and roast until internal temperature reaches 130 to 135o (for medium-rare or medium meat), about another 60 to 90 minutes. Baste every 20 minutes or so with the wine and drippings in the pan, adding more wine as needed to keep the liquid from scorching. If possible, for the last 15 minutes of cooking, use convection or a broiler to crisp the fat on the roast. 4. Remove pan from the oven, remove rack from the pan, and let the roast rest on the rack for at least 15 to 20 minutes in a warm place, tented with foil. The internal temperature will rise to about 140 to 145o. 5. To make sauce from the pan drippings, remove a few tablespoons of fat by tipping the pan and spooning off the top layer. Put the pan over medium heat until the liquid simmers. Taste the simmering liquid and whisk in more wine, 1/4 cup at a time, until the consistency and flavor are right. Do not let the mixture become syrupy; it should be a sharp jus, not a thick gravy. 6. Carve lamb into 1/2-inch-thick slices and arrange on a heated platter, decorated with rosemary sprigs. Serve with piping hot gravy. Adapted from the recipe by Julia Moskin.

Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019



Sous Vide: So Good!

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY

Hello my Foodie Friends.

Being part of downtown Saratoga offers us the ability to serve not only our home chefs, but to also work with the incredible professional chefs from our area restaurants. A tool that is often asked for is the Sous Vide immersion blender. Sous vide (it’s pronounced soo-veed) sounds like a term that famous chefs would throw around—and it is. Fancy kitchen professionals have been using the sous vide cooking technique for years, primarily because it cooks meat and fish more evenly than any other method and retains vegetables’ color, flavor, and nutrients in a way steaming never could. What on earth is it, though? Sous vide is a technique that involves sealing meat or veggies in an air-tight bag (sous vide means “under vacuum” in French), then submerging and cooking them in a temperature-controlled water bath. Sous-vide cooking lets you control the final temperature of your food exactly, making overcooked food virtually extinct. Unlike cooking food in the oven or grill—which heats foods much higher than their target temperatures—leaving your steak in a sous-vide bath an extra 1o minutes or so isn’t going to take it from medium-rare to well-done. It’s also an extremely moist cooking environment, as nothing is going to evaporate from a vacuum-sealed bag—meaning dry, drab pork

chops are a thing of yesteryear. Best of all, it’s super easy. Just pick your target temperature, seal your meat in a bag, and set it in the bath. Set a timer and, once your meat is cooked to your desired “doneness,” pull it out, pat it off with paper towels, and give it a hot sear. The All-Clad Sous Vide Immersion Blender. The All Clad Sous Vide cooking technique matches with the brand’s heritage, focusing on uncompromising performance and quality results that professional chefs expect. The All-Clad Sous Vide Immersion Circulator allows you to create perfectly cooked, and juicy results that are never overcooked. The thermal circulator continuously pumps water at programmed temperature to ensure consistent cooking temperatures set with .1 degree accuracy. The sous vide circulator offers a professional style precise temperate control with a quiet and compact design for the ultimate cooking experience. The unit’s adjustable clamp allows you to secure your circulator to whatever cooking vessel you prefer, while the easy to use control panel displays real time temperature and timer to conveniently monitor your progress. Satisfy your passion for cooking and getting perfect results with the All-Clad Sous Vide Immersion Circulator. Convenient: Countdown timer to track the progress. Easy to Use: Easy to read LED displays real time temperature and timer to monitor your progress. Intuitive/Precise: Professional

style precise temperate control. Design: Beautiful, high gloss All-Clad stainless steel finish. Durability: Easy to use adjustable clamp to secure your circulator to whatever cooking vessel you prefer. Sous vide cooking is much easier than you might think, and usually involves three simple steps: 1. Attach your precision cooker to a pot of water and set the time and temperature according to your desired level of doneness. 2. Put your food in a sealable bag and clip it to the side of the pot. 3. Finish by searing, grilling, or broiling the food to add a crispy, golden exterior layer. Sous vide cooking utilizes temperature control with circulation to produce results that you can’t achieve through any other cooking technique. The reason: when using traditional methods of cooking, you don’t have control over heat and temperature. Consequently, it’s very difficult and time consuming to consistently cook great food. Food ends up overcooked on the outside with only a small portion in the center that is cooked to the temperature you want. Food loses flavor and ends up with a dry, chewy texture. Stop by Compliments to the Chef, your neighborhood kitchen and cutlery store located at 33 Railroad Place to check out the tools to help you cook like a professional. Remember my Foodie Friends; “Life Happens in the Kitchen.”

Take Care,

Short Ribs, Morels, Parsnip Puree with Parsley, Shallot and Cashew Salad INGREDIENTS • 2lbs Bone-In Short Ribs • All Purpose Flour • 1 Yellow Onion • 4 Garlic Cloves • 1 Carrots • 3 Thyme Sprigs • 1 Bay Leaf (fresh) • 2 quarts Beef Stock • 2 oz dried Morels (mushrooms) • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter Parsnip Puree: • 2 cups Parsnips, peeled, thinly sliced

• 1ea Shallot • 1 teaspoon Lime Juice • ½ tablespoon Kosher Salt • ¼ cup Cashews • 1 tablespoon Butter • ½ cup Water Parsley, Shallot & Cashew Salad: • 1 cup Flat Leaf Parsley Leaf • 1ea Shallot (thinly sliced) • ½ cup roasted, chopped Cashews • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil • 1 teaspoon Lime Juice • TT Kosher Salt

INSTRUCTIONS Short Ribs: Dry the short ribs with a paper towel. Season with salt and black pepper. And lightly dust with the flour. Return to the refrigerator and allow to cool. Once cool, sear on all sides in an All-Clad sauté pan with canola oil until all sides are golden brown. After all the ribs are seared, remove from pan, chill and discard oil. And add onion, garlic, carrots, thyme and bay leaf. Cook the vegetables until caramelized. Add beef stock and reduce by 1/3. Remove from the heat and strain then chill. Preheat water bath with the AllClad sous vide stick to 168o F. Once the ribs and stock are chilled, place both in a vacuum-sealed bag with morels. Cook in the water bath for 6 hours. After six hours, check for tenderness and place in

a large pan and simmer. Reduce liquid by 1/3 and add butter stirring until completely incorporated. Parsnip Puree: Preheat water bath with the All-Clad sous vide stick to 185o F . In a medium mixing bowl, toss the parsnip, shallots and cashews with salt and lime juice. Place in a vacuum sealed bag along with the butter and water. And place in the water bath. Cook for 30 minutes. After cooked, transfer to a blender and puree until smooth. Transfer to an air-tight container. To Assemble: On a large platter, spread the parsnip puree on the bottom into a well shape. Place the beef short ribs along with the morels into the middle. Drizzle the pan sauce all around. Scatter the parsley salad around the beef. Serve and enjoy

John & Paula

h c n Lu FRIDAY


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







• Baked Fish with Tarragon Sauce • Oven Browned Potatoes • Mixed Vegetables • Banana

• Herb Chicken with Gravy • Stuffing • Butternut Squash • Mandarin Oranges

• Pasta Bake with Meat Sauce • Wax Beans • Peas • Fruit Cocktail

• Baked Ham with Pineapple Sauce • Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes • Creamed Corn • Frosted Lemon Cake

Easter Special


4/18 • Spanish Beef & Rice Casserole • Carrots • Cornbread • Orange Whip

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


LOCAL BRIEFS 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.

English as a Second Language Classes The Latino Community Advocacy Program (LCAP) offers free English as a Second Language classes and tutoring for people living in Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties. Classes are held 9 - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Friday at 39 Bath St. in Ballston Spa. Tutoring is available for those who cannot make it at that time. All levels are welcome. For more information, to enroll or to arrange a new small group or one-on-one support, contact Cecily Corbett at 518-339-4609 or c.corbett@ LCAP is a service of the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council (EOC). Town of Malta Easter Egg Hunt Hop in for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 1 – 2 p.m. Activities include a fun make and take craft-time, a special visit from the Easter Bunny and of course, the egg hunt. Light refreshments will be served. Must register for this event at www.MaltaParksRec. com or call the Malta Community Center at 518-899-4411. Genealogy & Local History Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet on Saturday, April 20, at 1 p.m. at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville. Clifton Park Historian and HH member, John Scherer, will present the program: “Remembering the Dearly Departed: Tombstones, Hair Wreaths and Mourning Customs.” John served as Curator of Decorative Arts at the NYS Museum in Albany from 1967 to 2009 and has authored several local history books and contributed many articles to periodicals and area newspapers. Public is welcome. For information call Ginny at 518-885-9309. Annual Rummage Sale The Annual Rummage Sale at Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, 768 Charlton Road, Charlton, will be Friday, April

Adult Easter Egg/ Scavenger Hunt Must be 21 to attend. Held at the Clifton Park Elks, 695 Mac Elroy Rd., Clifton Park on April 27 from noon – 3 p.m. Thousands of eggs filled with surprise gifts. There will be raffles every 15 minutes, costume contest, photo booth and plenty of fun. No children or pets. Purchase tickets through Eventbrite Purchase tickets thru Eventbrite. https:// Advance $20, or at the door for $25. All proceeds benefit 4 local animal rescue/shelters. Please support us. 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. 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, volunteers will 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. Indoor Garage & Craft Sale On Sunday, April 28, 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, over 40 vendors; great parking, bargains galore, and lunch. We offer household items, sports equipment, hand-made items, clothing, jewelry, party vendors, pet supplies, food treats and just about anything you can imagine. New vendors signing up every month. Snow or rain, the sales go on. Fun for the entire family. All proceeds go to our local charities. Next sales date won’t be until September 22. An 8’ table and chairs are just $15; call Linda at 518-289-5470 for information or to sign up for a table(s). “Echoes from France” A musical event on Sunday, April 28 from 3 – 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, located at 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. St Saens, Bizet and Ravel by acclaimed piano team, Judith Thomas and John Ackley (Four Hands and a Foot”) Donation $10. For more information call Bev at 518-587-0403. Smell the Flowers Spring into Summer and Fall. You are invited to learn all about the Yaddo Garden Association (YGA) and how you can help make the gardens beautiful. YGA gardeners volunteer in the gardens and get

Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019 a sense of satisfaction knowing their efforts enhance the gardens while enjoying the fresh air and exercise. YGA Docent volunteers share the history of the Gardens with our visitors throughout the summer and fall. Please come and learn more about YGA on Monday, April 29 at noon at the United Methodist Church at the corner of Henning Road and 5th Ave. in Saratoga Springs (175 5th Ave.) We will provide a light lunch and a quick overview of what you can expect if you join the Yaddo GardenVolunteers. Art Exhibits Artists and members of Southern Saratoga Art Society are exhibiting throughout the area during April and May. Stop in and visit the exhibits and support art in southern Saratoga County. Mechanicville Public Library, Catskill Hudson Bank, Malta Branch, and The Center Gallery of the Clifton Park Senior Community Center. Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser Come welcome the flowery month of May when we celebrate our Spring Fling for our Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser on Friday, May 3 at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge from 6 to 10 p.m. Put on your danc’in shoes and “tiptoe through the tulips” with Betsy and the ByeGons who plays 60’s and 70’s music, Pop and Classic Rock and Country music. The cost for this evening is $20 paid at the door or in advance by calling Judy at 518-587-5568. A delicious Italian meal, rigatoni, meatballs, sauce, salad, garlic bread and dessert, are included in the ticket price. A cash bar, 60’s attire contest, games and raffle baskets will be available to add to your enjoyment. Help raise donations to assist the Cerebral Palsy Fund and have a fun night out with friends/family. I Love My Park Day Volunteers needed on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for this exciting event to help improve and enhance our local Moreau Lake State Park. Organized through Parks and Trails, NY, there will be a variety of projects for all ages (large groups welcome). Register at Rain date is May 5. Refreshments and lunch will be provided by Friends of Moreau Lake.

Trash or Treasure? Spring Antique Appraisal Show, Saturday, May 4. 10 a.m. – Noon. Antique expert Mark Lawson of Mark Lawson Antiques and sponsor of Antiques Road Show will be doing an evaluation of your antiques and other items of interest at the Malta Community Center. Everyone will get to hear the appraisal/evaluation of each interesting item or fantastic finding. Pre-register to bring an item to be appraised or come to watch. We are limited to 40 items, so register early. To register for an appraisal visit www. or call 518899-4411 for more information. Benefit Football Game Grab your friends and family and join the Nick’s Fight group as we cheer on the Albany Empire arena football team against the Washington Valor on May 4 from 7-9 p.m. It will be a fun night in the Times Union Center and all proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation. Tickets are $27 each and will be in Section 209. Then join us on May 6 at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library, Room A-B, 475 Moe Rd., in Clifton Park for the 2019 Annual Gathering to celebrate the accomplishments of 2018. Bring a friend who wants to learn more. Refreshments provided. For more information, visit the website at Beyond My Battle: Art with Heart & Hope An art show celebrating the healing power of art for those living with chronic illnesses, disabilities, and caretakers. The exhibition will run from May 9 – 12 at Spring Street Gallery, located at 110 Spring Street in Saratoga Springs. On Thursday, May 9 from 6 – 9 p.m., many will come together at the gallery for an opening-night party featuring much more than artwork. The gathering is a great opportunity to support Beyond My Battle’s cause, enjoy catered food and drink, live music, and good company. Tickets for the opening-night party on May 9 are available now at www.beyondmybattle. org. To become a sponsor of the event, please email info@

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This Week’s Events: APRIL 12 - 18 family friendly FRIDAY, APRIL 12

Vendor Show

Fish Fry Fridays

Schuylerville Station, Route 29, Schuylerville | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wilton/General Schuyler Emergency Squad is having their vendor show with over 30 vendors, refreshments, raffles, 50/50 and more.

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, members and non-members. 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.

Fish Fry Fridays The Knights of Columbus 246, 50 Pine Road, 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. Every Friday until April 19. 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 Street, 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.

Raising and Loving Children with ASD Tisch Learning Center 201, Skidmore College Campus, Saratoga Springs 6:30 p.m. | A panel presentation of parents sharing their stories of raising and loving children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Free and open to the public.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 Annual Milton Grange Garage Sale 644 Rock City Road, Ballston Spa 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Kitchenware, dishes, jewelry, small pieces of furniture, antiques, tools, and other household items. Proceeds from the garage sale are used to support programs in the community including the ECHO Food Pantry and vegetable plants for Head Start students. Free admission.

Easter Egg Hunt American Legion Auxiliary Unit 234, 23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Easter Egg Hunt Schedule: 11:15 a.m. toddlers to age 5, 11:45 a.m. ages 6 – 8 and Noon ages 9-12.

Free Lunch Malta Ridge United Methodist Church, 729 Malta Ave. Ext., Malta Ridge 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | All are welcome. For additional information or directions please call the Church at 518-581-0210.

Turkey Dinner The Trinity United Methodist Church, 155 Ballard Road, Wilton | 3:30 - 6 p.m. Turkey dinner with all the fixings: mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, cranberry sauce, rolls, desserts and beverages. The cost is $10 for adults. The church is handicap accessible and take-outs will be available.

Palm Sunday Bake Sale Grace Church, 34 Third Street, Waterford 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Proceeds to benefit Episcopal parish’s children to attend Beaver Cross Summer Camp. For information, call the Episcopal parish at 518-237-7370 or visit

Sunshine Wedding Fair Sunshine Ballroom, 418 Geyser Road, Ballston Spa, 1 – 4 p.m. | A variety of wedding businesses will be represented including wedding cakes, bridal gowns, wedding photographers and more. Stop in for cake samples, giveaways, and information. A wedding dance choreographed by our Ballroom Dance Instructors, Tara and Holly Marie, will be performed by our wedding couple. Free admission.

Emerson Auditorium, Skidmore College Campus, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. “In DEEJ, a groundbreaking, new documentary on autism and inclusion, DJ “Deej” Savarese makes his way through high school and the transition into college, as he confronts obstacles to inclusion, and the sometimes paralyzing beauty of his own senses. As one of only a few nonspeaking autistics who have been included in regular education settings, he shares his ideas not only about what full inclusion requires, but also the potential it offers to everyone.” Free and open to the public.

“History Isn’t Old, It’s New!”

Bridges to Skidmore

Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa, 7 p.m. | Presented by The Ballston Area History Roundtable. Do you know about the “French Connection” to our area? How about the torrid love affair between Kitty Heaton and George Gilbert? Town of Ballston Historian Rick Reynolds invites you to come hear all this and more and see how the past truly connects to now. For more information on BAHR programs, please visit the website

Tisch Learning Center 301, Skidmore College Campus, Saratoga Springs | 7:30 p.m. An Integrative Dance Experience for People with Autism. Sarah DiPasquale, PT, DPT, Assistant Professor of Dance will discuss her work in creating the Bridges to Skidmore class and research initiative for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. Free and open to the public.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16 Pierogi Sale

Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake | Pick up 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. American Legion Hall, Clancy Street, Potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese Schuylerville, 5 p.m. | Notre Dame Visitation pierogis. Please order soon as we expect the Church Capital Campaign Committee orders to be larger than usual, 518-363-0001. are hosting their annual spaghetti dinner. Mouse Models of Autism Spectrum (Take outs available). $12 Adults. Children under 10 is $6. Reserve your seats early. Call Disorder: What Tale Can They Tell Us? Bonnie Merrill, 518-695-3972. Tisch Learning Center 301, Skidmore Ballston Area Seniors Monthly Dance College Campus, Saratoga Springs | 6:30 p.m. Dr. Valerie J. Bolivar, Ph.D., Wadsworth Milton Community Center, Center will discuss how mouse models play 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa an important role in elucidating the biology 7 - 10 p.m. | Open to the public. The underlying ASD. She will discuss using Countrymen Band will be providing the inbred mouse strains and a combination of music. Members are asked to bring a snack genetic technologies to identify new candidate to be shared. There is a $5 entrance fee for genes and evaluate their roles in ASD-related non-member. Check out our web page, behaviors. Free and open to the public.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 Community Bible Study – Visitors Day

Shen United Methodist Church, Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 32 Route 146, Clifton Park | 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. South of the Village of Victory | 8 - 11 a.m. Community Bible Study (CBS), is an interEggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast, denominational Bible study that meets pancakes (regular, blueberry, buckwheat, each Wednesday. The class is currently apple cinnamon), French toast, home fries, serving women and children (two years – orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Cost: PreK), and we have been studying through Adult $8, Child $4. Everyone welcome. the book of Genesis. Come and see what

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 About Autism Tisch Learning Center 301, Skidmore College Campus, Saratoga Springs | 6 p.m. Kristin Knapp-Ines, Ph.D. will introduce characteristics of autism spectrum disorders and how these impact a student’s success within a learning environment. The training also covers a description of possible causes of autism spectrum disorders.


MONDAY, APRIL 15 Parkinson’s Support Group Woodlawn Commons Building, 2nd floor, Wesley Health Care Center, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, 2 p.m. | Free and open to anyone dealing with Parkinson’s Disease. Guest Speaker will be Michael Barss. Contact Kevin McCullough 518-222-4247.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16 Town of Greenfield Historical Society Greenfield Community Center, 25 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center | 7 p.m. Our speaker will be Michael DeMasi, who was a capital region journalist who has written a book based on many of the stories he covered. The public is invited to attend.

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Wellspring Celebrates Champions of Change

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Mathew, Jennifer, Greg, Gail and Michael Veitch. Greg Veitch, at center, honored by Wellspring as a Champion for Change, holds award.

Kyle Taylor, Jaron Meyer, Colin Taylor, Wellspring Executive Director Maggie Fronk, Alex Hislop, Greg Langone, & Coach Jason Burlingame.

Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly with sister Mary Laskey.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Thursday, March 28, Wellspring hosted “Changemakers—Champions for Change” at Prime at Saratoga National. The event marked a celebration of the people and programs who help create a community free of relationship and sexual abuse.

This year’s award recipients were The Shenendehowa Boys Track and Field Team - whose voice and action for social justice have reached national levels in their quest for #Meters4McCluskey, and retiring Saratoga Springs Police Department Chief Gregory Veitch.


Yo La Tengo performing live in 2010. Photo: Amir E. Aharoni.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Yo La Tengo is bringing their wondrous mix of sweetness and noise to the Spa City June 6 for a performance at the Zankel Music Center, on the campus of Skidmore College The event is billed as an hour-long “live

documentary,” with filmmaker Sam Green narrating the film and cue-ing images for “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller,” while Yo La Tengo performs their original score live. Tickets are $25. For more information, go to:

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Yaddo: Mansion to Reopen for Summer Gala on June 20

Laurie Anderson in Discussion A State of Existence Between Death and Rebirth

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Renowned performance artist and practicing Buddhist Laurie Anderson will take part in the Tang Museum’s Dunkerley Dialogues on April 17 – night two of the museum’s three-night “Bardo Now” events. Anderson first gained widespread attention with her song “O Superman,” in the early 1980s. Other major recordings include “Big Science,” “Mister Heartbreak,” “Strange Angels,” and “Home of the Brave,” among others. Major performance pieces include United States I-V, Empty Places, The Nerve Bible, and Songs and Stories for Moby Dick. Anderson spent time in the early 1970s as an artist-inresidence at the ZBS Foundation’s 33-acre complex on the Hudson River between the villages of Schuylerville and Fort Edward. Anderson met songwriter Lou Reed in the 1990’s and the two were later wed. She released her acclaimed documentary film “Heart of A Dog” in 2015. The Tang Museum, “Bardo Now,” April 16-18 Schedule: • Tuesday, April 16 | 6 p.m. A discussion of George Saunders’ novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo.” • Wednesday, April 17 | 6 p.m. A talk with performance artist and practicing Buddhist, Laurie Anderson and Benjamin Bogin, director of the Asian studies program at Skidmore College. • Thursday, April 18 | 6 p.m. Concert by guitarist, Tashi Dorji and percussionist, Susie Ibarra, performing an experimental duet conceived for this event as a musical Bardo exploration. Events are free and open to the public and are held in conjunction with the exhibition “The Second Buddha: Master of Time,” which explores the life, legend, and legacy of Padmasambhava, a tantric master

Steinway piano, inside the Music Room at the Yaddo Mansion, where Aaron Copland famously performed in the 1930s. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

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who is an iconic figure in Tibetan culture, celebrated as “The Second Buddha” and credited for bringing Buddhism to Tibet. The concept of the bardo is described in “The Tibetan Book of the Dead,” which

is attributed to Padmasambhava. The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway. For more information, call 518-580-8080.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The historic Yaddo Mansion – original home of Spencer and Katrina Trask and gathering space to thousands of literary guests since 1926 – is set to reopen after being restored to its original splendor, following a multimillion-dollar renovation. Immortalized by onetime artist-in-residence Sylvia Plath in her poem “Yaddo: The Grand Manor” (“…Guests in the studios/Muse, compose. Indoors, Tiffany's phoenix rises/Above the

fireplace; Two carved sleighs…”) the reopening of the Mansion will be toasted during the estate’s annual June fundraiser. The event takes place June 20 and includes appetizers, specialty drinks, an auction, and an actionpacked evening with singersongwriter, producer, author and Yaddo alum Mike Doughty, founder of the’90s band Soul Coughing. Tickets vary in price and may be purchased at: www.

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Capital Region Guitar Show Friday & Saturday at City Center SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Guitar presents The Capital Region Guitar Show 5 - 8 p.m. Friday, April 12 and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Dealers from across the Northeast will be on hand to buy, sell, and trade new, used, and vintage guitars and music gear. There will also be a handful of luthiers selling and displaying their handmade guitars. New this year is the exhibit “Les Paul: From Start to Finish.” This exhibit is put on by some of Les Paul’s lifelong friends who bring some of Les Paul’s original equipment and instruments to share with the guitarloving universe.

Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019

Cabaret On Stage at Skidmore

The public is encouraged to bring in a guitar or amplifier to show off, trade, sell or have appraised. Attendees receive a discount off the admission when they do so. Admission: $7 with a $2 discount when you bring along a guitar or amplifier to show off, trade or sell. Kids 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. As Saratoga Guitar begins to celebrate their 25th year in business in Saratoga Springs, this marks the 23rd year in a row of promoting Guitar Shows in Downtown Saratoga Springs, Vermont, and Central New York.

Translation and Transformation Mythology and Choreography

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Skidmore Theater presents its Spring Main Stage Production, “Cabaret,” April 12-14 and April 18-20 at the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater on the Skidmore College campus. Tickets: $12 general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens. Reserve tickets at: or by contacting: or call 518-580-5439.

“Rock of Ages” Tenth Anniversary Tour At Proctors April 19–20 SCHENECTADY — “Rock of Ages” will play Proctors for three performances, April 19–20. “Rock of Ages” opened April 7, 2009 on Broadway and played more than 2,300 performances at the Brooks Atkinson and Helen Hayes Theatres earning five Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. The

show also enjoyed successful national and international tours and, in 2012, was turned into a major motion picture by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures. With a book by Chris D’Arienzo and arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, the tenth anniversary tour is being directed by Martha

Banta and choreographed by Janet Rothermel. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday, April 19 and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday April 20. Tickets are $25-$75 and are available at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady; by phone at 518-346-6204; and online at

Photo by Lydia Huibregtse.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Skidmore seniors Emily Gunter and Hannah Haines will perform a choreographic reinterpretation of the myth of Pygmalion from Ovid’s "Metamorphoses." The thirty-five-minute performance will feature eighteen female dancers and be accompanied by artworks from the Tang collection.

The event, "Translation and Transformation–Mythology and Choreography," takes place 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13 and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 14 at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-580-8080.

UPCOMING: The Rochmon Record Club - a live audio & video presentation by Chuck Vosganian, will converge to listen and learn about Cream’s second album, “Disraeli Gears,” at Caffe Lena, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. On Tuesday, May 21 the Rochmon Record Club will focus on Paul McCartney’s solo album “Ram,” and a selected retrospective of The Monkees will take place June 18. Tickets are $8. For more information, go to:

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Mandolin Icon Returns to Caffe Lena Saturday



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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Mandolin icon Frank Wakefield, returns to the stage at Caffè Lena at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. He first performed at the café in 1965. Wakefield has revolutionized the sound of bluegrass music since the release of his first original tune, "New Camptown Races" in 1953 at the age of nineteen. In addition to his own recordings and performances, Wakefield has performed and recorded with a broad spectrum of musicians, including Jerry Garcia, Don McLean, Linda Ronstadt, Red Allen, and others. He will be joined at Caffe Lena by Deane Lewis on banjo and vocals and Pat Mullaly on guitar and vocals. Tickets are $24 advance, $26 at door.

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NOMINATIONS DUE APRIL 15 SCHENECTADY — Proctors will proudly honor immigrant leaders in the Capital Region on Sunday, Aug. 18. “The Immigrants’ Ball: Celebrating the American Dream,” is a unique event with a focus on those who have broken down barriers to enrich the

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Proctors Seeks Nominees for The Immigrants’ Ball communities we live in; found success in their chosen fields; and led and inspired others to find their place in a new land. The gala event will benefit the School of the Performing Arts at Proctors, energizing youth to make their own dreams come true. To make The Immigrants’

Ball as rewarding, diverse and comprehensive as possible, Proctors is seeking nominees. If you know of an immigrant making our community a better place, please nominate them by emailing immigrantsball@ Nominations are due by Monday, April 15.

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LEGAL NOTICES STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SARATOGA SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Index No. 20183727. WELLS FARGO USA HOLDINGS, INC., Plaintiff v. ANY UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THE LATE MICHAEL D. MARCHESE, IF LIVING, AND IF ANY BE DEAD, ANY AND ALL PERSONS WHO ARE SPOUSES, WIDOWS, GRANTEES, MORTGAGEES, LIENORS, HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS OR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF SUCH OF THEM AS MAY BE DEAD, AND THEIR SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, DISTRIBUTEES AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, and JOHN DOE, Defendants. To the above named Defendants: You are hereby summoned to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s attorneys within thirty days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. 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. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of Honorable James A. Murphy, III, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, signed the 14th day of February, 2019, at Ballston Spa, New York. Tax I.D. No. 291.794-23 ALL that certain lot or piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the Village of Waterford, in the County of Saratoga and State of New York, being a part of lot number one hundred and seventyfour (174) as laid down on a map of the Village of Waterford, made by Flores Banker, surveyor before 1900 a copy of which is on file in the Office of the Saratoga County Clerk, and bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the south line of said lot number one hundred and seventy-four (174) and distant forty-six (46) feet Easterly of the easterly line of Fourth Street, and RUNNING THENCE Easterly along the northerly line of South Street forty-two (42) feet, more or less; THENCE Northerly on a line at right angles with the northerly line of South Street thirty-nine (39) feet and six (6) inches, more or less, to the lands now or formerly of James A. O’Connor; THENCE Westerly along the southerly line of the lands now or formerly of said James A. O’Connor forty-two (42) feet, more or less; THENCE Southerly along the easterly line of the lands now or formerly of Thomas F. Collins thirty-nine (39) feet six (6) inches, more or less, to the point or place of BEGINNING, being a lot fortytwo (42) feet, more or less, front and rear, and thirty nine (39) feet six (6) inches deep, more or less on each side. These premises are also known as 47 South Street, Waterford, NY 12188. WOODS OVIATT GILMAN LLP. Attorney for Plaintiff. 700 Crossroads Building, 2 State Street, Rochester, NY 14614. 4x 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12. 91325

Notice of Formation of Sanity Seekers LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 11/16/2018. 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: 21 Hutchins St., Saratoga Springs, NY. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3 91559 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PATRICIO HOUSING LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 02/26/2019 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: 25 E 10TH ST, APT #9A, New York, NY 10003. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 6x 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26. 91315 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 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. 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 Todan Real Estate LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 03/24/2019 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: 3 Lanie Dr., Greenfield Center, NY 12833. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10. 91770 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 a Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC). Under Section 203 of The Limited Liability Company Law. The name of the LLC is FGB REFERRALS, LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on 03/12/2019. 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 FGB REFERRALS, LLC c/o ReMax Solutions, 800 Route 146, Suite 120, Clifton Park, NY 12065. 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10. 91728

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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

Space Available at Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church is offering local nonprofit organizations a meeting or workshop space free of charge. Located in Southern Saratoga County, in the area of Ballston Lake, Burnt Hills, Scotia. For more information, please call 518399-4831 and leave a message.

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Notice of formation of Saratoga Life LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 02/08/2019 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: 271 Louden Rd., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10. 91667

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Puzzles Across 1 It’s often a stretch 5 Grim, as a landscape 10 Debit card choice 14 Superstar 15 Command 16 Troublesome tykes 17 Bad-blood situation 18 One out for blood 20 Some browns 21 Number in an outline, perhaps 22 Put in stitches 23 Variety show array 26 Disdainful look 27 Holes in sneakers 29 Cruising 31 Slender-stemmed palm 32 Where to see a wake 33 Botch 37 Lease alternative 38 Babies, or what some babies wear 41 Historic beginning? 42 Kentucky Fried side 44 Brewery fixture 45 In-groups 47 Irish New Age singer 49 Runs aground 50 Striped quartz 53 Pork-filled pastry, e.g. 55 Ruined in the kitchen 57 Brooke Baldwin’s network 58 Auto parts giant 61 Pearl Harbor battleship 63 Third-generation Genesis name 64 Remote button with a square 65 Capital on the Willamette 66 Pedometer measure 67 Many millennia 68 Sky scraper? 69 Stage layouts Down 1 Garage contraption 2 What a light bulb may mean 3 Europe’s highest active volcano 4 Veteran seafarer 5 Cold War Baltic patrollers 6 Coaches 7 Acknowledge

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See puzzle solution on page 54 8 Account exec 9 Angel who replaced Jill, in ‘70s TV 10 “The Deer Hunter” setting 11 Saturate (with) 12 Let off the hook 13 Late bloomer? 19 Bit of subterfuge 24 Entrechat, e.g. 25 Call at home 27 Lover of Psyche 28 Ketch kin 30 Green sign information, traditionally 32 Suitable 34 Raise stakes in a game ... and a hint to a hidden feature of five Down puzzle answers 35 Like many apps

36 Cop to the crime, with “up” 39 Address with an apostrophe 40 Smack 43 Wings eaters’ needs 46 Aloof demeanor 48 “In thy dreams!” 49 Hung sign 50 Treat badly 51 Zest 52 Illegal firing 54 USDA inspector’s concern 56 Ph.D. hurdle 59 Well-versed artist? 60 Deadly slitherers 62 Fast-forward through

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: Half-mast, Half-staff Half-mast refers to a flag’s position when flown on ships or at Naval stations. Half-staff refers to a flag’s position when flown ashore. 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



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The Weather’s Getting Warmer but the Ice is Freezing Up by Lindsay Wilson Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS — For the first time ever, the Weibel Ice Rink will be open throughout the spring. “We are so excited that the City will be keeping the ice available for our skaters” said Bart Bergbom,

president of the Saratoga Springs Figure Skating Club. Each spring the Saratoga Figure Skating Club travels in search of good ice to master their skills, traveling as far as Scotia and Albany during rush hour. The constant change of venue creates an inconsistency with their practice schedules.

“There’s only a couple other ice rinks in the area in the capitol region and they’re overcrowded at this point because of the limited ice, which makes it difficult for our skaters to practice when they want to,” said Bergbom. “It kind of becomes unsafe just with literally overcrowding on the ice.” Due to this need the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department partnered with the Department of Public Works in order to make the Weibel Ice Rink available for the months of April through June. However, keeping the ice rink open as the temperature rises is not a simple task.

Figure Skating Club. Photos by Lindsay Wilson.

“As the weather warms up, it becomes harder and harder to produce good ice,” said Skip Scirocco, the commissioner of Public Works. “We’re gonna keep our fingers crossed and hope that we can maintain a good quality of ice out there. The equipment used to keep the ice running is ten years old, and as of right now, there isn’t a

back-up plan in place, in the rare instance the equipment fails. “Right now we’re at the mercy of our equipment. That’s not without issues. I think overall we’re gonna have a good run this year,” said Scirocco. To learn about the spring offerings from the Figure Skating Club visit

CORRECTIONS APRIL 5, 2019 ISSUE: 1. “Athlete of the Week: Ana Gold” Ana Gold’s brother, Luke Gold is currently a senior at Ballston Spa High School, as the varsity baseball team’s shortstop.


2. “Meet the Team: Saratoga Springs Blue Streaks Baseball” Sam Cirenza, Outfielder. Sorry for the mispelling, Sam. Photo by SuperSource Media, LLC.

SAM CIRENZA Outfielder

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AIM to Dance at the

National Museum of Dance Photos by SuperSource Media, LLC.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The National Museum of Dance is thrilled to introduce “AIM To Dance!,” a new program in partnership with AIM Services, Inc. which brings the therapeutic benefits of dance to those with disabilities, including those with traumatic brain injuries. AIM Services, Inc. is dedicated to partnering with people of diverse abilities in fostering growth and independence. This ideal alliance combines AIM’s mission to discover people’s “power of potential” with the life-enhancing benefits of dance. Through “AIM To Dance!,” the National Museum of Dance is providing weekly classes to AIM participants promoting physical, emotional, and mental health. “One of our goals at AIM is to forge meaningful community

partnerships that includes and enhances the quality of life for the individuals we support and connects them to the rich experience of Saratoga. This program has long-lasting benefits for the class participants. This experience would not be possible without the vision of Board President Michele Riggi and her dedicated and compassionate instructor, Leslie Kettlewell”, says AIM Services, Inc. Public Relations Director Walt Adams. “AIM To Dance!” is offered on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information about this program call Leslie Kettlewell at 518-584-2225, ext. 3002. The National Museum of Dance is currently open for winter hours: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Museum’s summer hours will begin on April 23: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please visit our website at for more information about upcoming exhibitions and programming.



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Ballston Spa Scotties Softball Headshot photos by SuperSource Media, LLC.

by Lindsay Wilson Saratoga TODAY

BALLSTON SPA — Coach Amanda Fifield heads into her 7th season coaching a sisterhood of varsity softball players. In 2016 the Scotties softball team won their first ever section championships. That win solidified Fifield’s new approach to selecting her team each season. Uniquely her team tryouts are open to all softball athletes from grades nine through twelve, and the best players, regardless of age, will play on her varsity team. She makes sure her team knows that it’s not about age, but about talent and attitude.

Having a flexible attitude is important for Fifield as each year her athletes may not play the same position they did the prior year or a position they play on their travel team. One player that comes to Fifield’s mind as an example of a positive attitude is her senior first baseman and co-captain, Megan McMahon. “I tell anybody, I’m looking for people like Megan McMann,” said Fifield. “She’s the first person in a practice, last one to leave.” Off the field, she holds her athletes to a high academic standard with a goal of having a 95 average grade point average for her team.

“I tell them we are student-athletes. Student comes first,” said Fifield In order to achieve her athletic goals for her team, she teaches her players accountability for not only themselves, but for the team. At the beginning of the season Fifield asked her players to find a personal goal, and a team goal and to figure out how their personal goals can help the team achieve the team goal – which is to win another championship. “The biggest focus for our team is to be able to communicate and be united like a family,” said Fifield. “If we can do those things one pitch at a time, we should be able to achieve our goal.”



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Ballston Spa Scotties Softball Headshot photos by SuperSource Media, LLC.


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SATURDAY 4/13 ■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Saint Mary’s 12:45 p.m. at Mudville

■ Saratoga (Boys) vs. Albany 4:15 p.m. at East Side Rec.

■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Port Jervis 4:45 p.m. at Mudville

■ Ballston (Boys) vs. Guilderland 4:15 p.m. at Guilderland


■ Spa Catholic (Boy) vs. Stillwater 4:15 p.m. at Stillwater

SATURDAY 4/13 ■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Spa Catholic 10 a.m. at Spa Catholic

MONDAY 4/15 ■ Saratoga (Boys) vs. Schenectady 4:15 p.m. at Central Park A Diamond ■ Ballston (Boys) vs. Christian Brothers 4:15 p.m. at Ballston ■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Amsterdam 4:10 p.m. at Queensbury ■ Spa Catholic (Boys) vs. Halfmoon 7 p.m. at Halfmoon

WEDNESDAY 4/17 ■ Saratoga (Boys) vs. Averill Park 4:15 p.m. at East Side Rec. ■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Gloversville 4:30 p.m. at Gloversville

■ Saratoga (Girls) vs. Schenectady 4:15 p.m. at Schenectady ■ Spa Catholic (Girls) vs. Halfmoon 7 p.m. at Halfmoon


THURSDAY 4/18 ■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. South Glens Falls 4:10 p.m. at South Glens Falls


■ Saratoga (Girls) vs. Averill Park 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga ■ Ballston (Girls) vs. Bethlehem 4:15 p.m. at Bethlehem ■ Spa Catholic (Girls) vs. Tamarac 4:15 p.m. at Tamarac

Tennis FRIDAY 4/12 ■ Saratoga (Boys) vs. Albany 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga

■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Gloversville 4:10 p.m. at Gloversville

■ Ballston (Girls) vs. Guilderland 4:15 p.m. at Guilderland

■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Hudson Falls 4:10 p.m. at Hudson Falls


■ Saratoga (Boys) vs. Rome 11 a.m. at Rome

■ Saratoga (Girls) vs. Albany 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga

■ Saratoga (Boys) vs. Averill Park 4:15 p.m. at Averill Park





■ Spa Catholic (Girls) vs. Berlin 4:30 p.m. at Berlin

■ Ballston (Boys) vs. Guilderland 4:15 p.m. at Guilderland


Scotia, Amsterdam, Glens Falls, Hudson Falls Gloversville 1:15 p.m. at Queensbury

MONDAY 4/15 ■ Ballston (Boys) vs. Christian Brothers 4:15 p.m. at Ballston ■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Amsterdam 4:10 p.m. at Queensbury

TUESDAY 4/16 ■ Schuylerville (Boys) Teams: Queensbury, South Glens Falls,

■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville

SATURDAY 4/13 ■ Saratoga (Boys) vs. Shaker 12 p.m. at Shaker

MONDAY 4/1 ■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Greenwich 4:30 p.m. at Greenwich

TUESDAY 4/16 ■ Saratoga (Boys) vs. Averill Park 4:15 p.m. at Averill Park ■ Saratoga (Girls) vs. Averill Park 4:15 p.m. at Averill Park ■ Ballston (Boys) vs. Bethlehem 4:15 p.m. at Bethlehem ■ Ballston (Girls) vs. Bethlehem 4:15 p.m. at Ballston ■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Queensbury 7 p.m. at Schuylerville ■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at Glens Falls

WEDNESDAY 4/17 ■ Saratoga (Girls) vs. Irondequoit 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga ■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. South Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at South Glens Falls

THURSDAY 4/18 ■ Saratoga (Boys) vs. Ballston 4:15 p.m. at Ballston ■ Saratoga (Girls) vs. Ballston 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga ■ Ballston (Boys) vs. Saratoga 4:15 p.m. at Ballston ■ Ballston (Girls) vs. Saratoga 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga ■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Amsterdam 7 p.m. at Schuylerville

Track & Field SATURDAY 4/13 ■ Ballston (Boys) at LaSalle Academy Teams: Albany, Christian Brothers 8:30 a.m.

TUESDAY 4/16 ■ Saratoga (Boys) vs. Shenendehowa 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga ■ Ballston (Girls) vs. Burnt Hills, Columbia at 4:15 p.m. at Ballston ■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Hudson Falls 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville ■ Spa catholic (Gils & Boys) vs. Hoosic and Berlin 4:15 p.m. at Hoosic

WEDNESDAY 4/17 ■ Saratoga (Girls) vs. Shenendehowa 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga ■ Ballston (Girls) vs. Burnt Hills, Columbia at 4:15 p.m. at Ballston

*All information subject to change due to weather.

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Fire Tower Reopens National Museum of Racing at Wilton Wildlife and Hall of Fame’s Annual Preserve & Park Countdown to the Triple WILTON — Spring is in the air and that means that the Cornell Hill Fire Tower at Historic Camp Saratoga at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park will be reopening on the weekend of April 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Climb an authentic fire tower without having to climb a mountain! Get a treetop view of Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park and visit a re-created fire ranger cabin complete with a vegetable garden. The fire tower will only be open if the weather permits. Children under the age of five are not permitted to climb the fire tower. For more information about the Preserve and Park contact the Park Office at 518-450-0321 or visit

Crown Program Scheduled for Saturday, April 27

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present its annual Countdown to the Triple Crown program on Saturday, April 27 at 12 p.m. in the Museum’s Hall of Fame Gallery. Racing experts Tom Amello, Brian Nadeau and Michael Veitch will be on hand to offer analysis and predictions for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby and answer questions from the audience about the Triple Crown series. The program is open to the public and free to attend. Guests will receive a complimentary issue of the

Triple Crown preview edition of The BloodHorse, featuring past performances, while supplies last. The program will also feature video replays from key Triple Crown prep races. The program will be moderated by Brien Bouyea, the Museum’s Hall of Fame and Communications Director.



Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019

COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN Ballston Spa Schools Host Wellness Day 2019 BALLSTON SPA — A district-wide Wellness Day focused on health and wellness will be held on April 13 at the Ballston Spa High School Complex. The event begins with the running of the 4th annual Ballston Spa 5k for Education Walk/Run, the Scotties Stampede. It will be held at 9 a.m., starting at the district’s tennis courts on Garrett Road. Everyone in the Ballston Spa school community is invited to join together for a fun run/walk. Please register or volunteer to help online via The annual district-wide Wellness Expo will follow, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Ballston Spa High School cafeteria/gymnasium. The Wellness Expo is a FREE family-friendly event that is open to all residents of the district. Each school building will have a table highlighting the importance of health. Over fifty health and wellness professionals from throughout our community and around the region are planning to attend and provide educational information on fitness, healthy eating, and related wellness topics. Demonstrations will be scheduled throughout the event including Dance Fitness, Martial Arts, Yoga and Tae Kwon Do. The Physical Education teachers will also provide an Obstacle Course for students in the gymnasium. Bicycle helmets will be given away again this year to students by the Ballston Spa Community Emergency Corps and the Saratoga County Sheriff ’s Department. The Sheriff ’s Department will also offer

a fingerprinting identification program for children. There will be drawings held throughout the day, including for free bicycles (for current students), and many other giveaways from the exhibitors. The Ballston Spa Community Band will perform a Spring Concert at 11 a.m. in the BSHS Auditorium. It is free and open to the community. The Milton Terrace PTA will also host a Scottie’s Locker with FREE gently used sports equipment being redistributed to others in our school community. For additional information please visit the website at or follow #BSpaWellness.

Saratoga Recreation Department Mark your calendars for another summer of fun with the Recreation Department! A variety of engaging sporting activities are available, including baseball, boys and girls basketball, boxing, field hockey, ice skating, running, skateboarding, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. • Soccer Programs: Little Kickers, Big Kickers, and Soccer Leagues will run April 27-June 22. NEW! The Adult Soccer League will be held Saturdays, April 27-June 22. Little Kickers is a parent/child activity that teaches soccer basics. Big Kickers reinforces skills and introduces participants to games. League play is separated into grade appropriate divisions. The Adult Soccer League is informal but will follow FIFA laws. • 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.

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Visit and click Programs for additional information and to download forms. Contact the Recreation Department at 518-587-3550, ext. 2300 or email

Camp Saradac Registration is Open SARATOGA SPRINGS — For over 70 years Camp Saradac has offered exciting field trips, creative recreational and educational programs, and intriguing arts and crafts. Everyone age 5-12 are welcome. This summer there will also be daily trips to the East Side Recreation Center to take advantage of the wide open outdoor spaces, playgrounds, and interactive spray fountain. Visit and click Summer Camps for additional information and to download forms. Contact the Recreation Department with questions at 518-587-3550, ext. 2300 or email recreservations@

Women’s Basketball 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.

Week of April 12 – April 18, 2019




by Lindsay Wilson Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Nick Grasso, a right-handed tennis player at Saratoga Springs High School believes that one’s character both on and off the court is an athlete’s most notable quality. Grasso began playing tennis while attending a summer camp at eight years old. He would see experienced tennis players practicing at the camp, and he thought to himself that maybe he should give it a try. After discovering his natural talent with a racket, tennis soon became his favorite sport. “The fact that it’s an individual sport. When you do something well or you play a good match

it’s solely because you played well yourself or if you lost its also on you. I like that individual factor, that the results are dependent on you,” said Grasso. Though playing tennis may be an individual sport, Grasso has a strong team behind him. His friends, coaches Tim O’Brien and Kurt Decker, and Rich John’s from Act With Respect Always, are a few people who constantly support Grasso, and keep tabs on how his game is. However, the biggest support system Grasso can name are his parents. “Tennis is not an easy sport to play because in the U.S. it’s still growing a little bit,” said Grasso. “It’s long driving to the tournaments; three to four-hour

drives but they are always willing to support me and drive me.” Grasso’s two biggest inspirations couldn’t be any more different athletically speaking, but it’s the off-the-court commonality that Grosso resonates with. One would be Swedish tennis player Roger Federer, due to his sportsmanship and the way he carries himself. On a more personal note, Grosso admires his grandfather, as he is friendly and outgoing and tries to make friends with everyone. “I like to try to bring that when I’m playing because I would much rather be remembered for my sportsmanship and being kind rather than being someone who’s not so kind but playing well,” said Grasso.

“I would much rather be remembered for my sportsmanship.. than being someone who’s not so kind but playing well.”

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