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Issue 23

June 7 – June 13, 2019


Eyes New Home by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — She was 54 and without a home when she lay across a loading dock, not far from the school where she’d attended classes as a young girl. Her body was discovered the next day, on a frigid December morning on the city’s west side. A community of residents and clergy, business leaders,

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politicians and everyday folks were motivated to action that winter of 2013. In quick order, they came together. Their goal: creating a space where people without a home can find shelter during frigid nights, get fed a warm meal, recharge their bodies, then head back out into the light of the next day to try and secure a more stable standing. Sara Ryan, VMD. Photo provided.

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After weeks of voting and tens of thousands of votes… THE RESULTS ARE IN! Check out the ‘Best of the Saratoga Region,' a 32 page section TODAY. Photo by SuperSource Media, LLC. See Story pg. 37



Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019

16th Annual H.O.P.E. Walk for the Animals

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Please join the 2019 H.O.P.E. Walk for the Animals on Sunday, June 9 from 1-4 p.m. at High Rock Park located at High Rock Ave., Saratoga Springs Walk from High Rock Park to Broadway, then down to Congress Park and back to High Rock Park for contests, prizes, games and lots of fun for you and your dog . All participants must register at or at High Rock Park starting at 12:30 p.m. and must sign a waiver. It is $25 to register but this is a fundraiser so please ask your friends to sponsor you and donate to help the animals. The walker with the most pledges donated will receive an awesome prize! Pledge forms and waivers will be available at All registered walkers will get a photo, refreshments, and goodies for them and their dogs and will be able to participate in the following contests for fun prizes: Best wagging tail, best dog-owner lookalike, best dressed dog, best doggy smile, best trick, and more after the walk! The after party is going to be great. There will be games and contests for kids and adults, vendors with lots of cool stuff, a Police K9 demo, an agility course with a trainer available so your dog can give it a try, a massage therapist to massage away your sore muscles, and dog yoga, reiki, and reflexology demos.


Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019


F lag Day Parade

by Megin Potter

for Saratoga TODAY Honoring active members and retired veterans in all branches of the military, Saratoga Springs hosts the largest Elks Flag Day parade in the nation. On Saturday, June 8 at 12 p.m. the 1½ hour procession begins on North Broadway and ends at Congress Park. There will be approximately 2,000 participants, including marching bands and C130 flyovers. Roohan Realty will be distributing approximately 5,000 flags for the public to take home. Organized by the SaratogaWilton Elks Lodge #161 to honor the flag of our country, this parade has grown so large because they strive to honor local groups, as well. This year, they are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion. CELEBRATE AMERICA When the Elks Flag Day parade first marched through the streets of Saratoga, the morale of the American people was at an all-time low, said the parade’s founder Robert Schrade. “There was more than a little resistance. Veterans of the Vietnam War were treated terribly by the American people when they got home. It took a lot of courage to start up the parade but they did it because they wanted to turn around the overall atmosphere regarding patriotism on Flag Day,” said Elks Parade Committee Director Susan Waghorn. To raise the $12,000 needed for the parade, the Elks hold fundraising events, sell raffle tickets, and petitions donations from members and corporate sponsors. It’s a lot of work, but is all worth it when the day of the parade rolls around.

Founder Robert Schrade PER with Susan Waghorn PER, Deborah Reedy PER and Linda Walczak.

The Avant Garde Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps.

“The day of the event it’s extremely rewarding to march down Broadway and see the thousands of people that have lined the streets. It’s a lot of fun and very exciting. You see cheering as you go by and it gives everyone a chance to show how proud they are to be Americans,” she said. Celebrating who we are as Americans and the veterans who helped to make the country into what it is today is why the Elks Exalted Ruler, Geraldine Conboy joined the organization and why they are reaching out to them again on July 7th with an event that offers food, clothing and free haircuts. “Our hearts are really with the Veterans and supporting their needs,” she said. Sue’s husband, David Waghorn, who has been with the Elks for 30 years, was selected as Old Timer of the Year and is the parade’s Grand Marshall. “Even if it’s just for a moment, you have to understand why you’re there,” he said.

ROUSING PERFORMANCES The Avant Garde Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps will have 152 marchers in the parade. Playing “America” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, the best view of their performance will be at the reviewing stand set up in front of the Adelphi Hotel. “The more applause you get, the more energetic you play,” said long-time member Jeff Perkins. Don’t wait until the parade to hear their upbeat sound. Local high school jazz ensembles will be joining the Avant Guard players at the Elks Special Concert featuring the Grammy Award winning music of Chuck Mangione, Friday, June 7 at the Lake Avenue Elementary School Auditorium. Chuck Mangione and his brother, Gap will also be in attendance. “The audience will just love the groove and positiveness of this music,” said tuba player Richard Gathen. Tickets are $15 and are available online or at the door. Visit



Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019

Going the Distance Koster on the cover of The American Legion magazine, March 2019.

by Megin Potter

for Saratoga TODAY Every life has its challenges, the decisions you make when faced with them makes all the difference. “You can go crawl under a rock and be upset about it or you can go out and live your life to the fullest,” said Keith Koster. A disciplined man, Koster has worked for the Xerox Corporation for 31 years, been married to his wife Cindy for 34, and by all appearances lived a simple life. Yet, just this week, he was recognized on the Assembly Floor by New York State Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner and was inducted into the New York State Veteran’s Hall of Fame by New York Senator Daphne Jordan. Appearances can be deceiving. PEAKS AND THE VALLEYS “If you didn’t know me, you wouldn’t know that I’m a threetime cancer survivor,” said Koster. Koster’s thyroid cancer didn’t stop him from climbing the Adirondack’s 46 highest peaks three times. The last time, however, he did it a little differently. From March 17, 2018 until March 17, 2019 he carried an American Legion flag to each summit.

“You can do a lot of different things, regardless of what you’ve been through. Everyone goes through their battles (whatever they might be) and comes out better at the other end.” Koster served six years as Petty Officer 1st Class in the Navy, and has been very active in the local American Legion Adirondack Post 70. “It’s been a growing passion over the years,” he said. He is encouraged by the Legion’s advocacy for non-medical treatments of PTSD in Veterans and their children’s programs, which include oratorical contests, participation with scout troop events, and athletic teams. “It opens up different avenues for veterans to get involved in. My fellow compadres and I are always in competition and have a rivalry that’s always a lot of fun - and we’re doing it for a good cause,” said Koster. This summer, Koster is running in eleven 5K runs for charitable causes. His mission is to spread the word that these types of athletic activities can be

done with the whole family. “You can do a lot of different things regardless of what you’ve been through. Everyone goes through their battles (whatever they might be) and comes out better at the other end,” he said. It’s not always going to be smooth sailing, but Koster credits the military for teaching him the discipline to keep moving forward. “You prioritize and you find time. It’s my dedication to these things that allows me to get it all in,” he said. On June 9, Koster plans on competing in the 15th Annual Lake Placid Half Marathon and in July will be attempting the Wakely Dam Ultra, a 55K ultra marathon through the Adirondack Park wilderness. He is the Honorary Grand Marshall of the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Flag Day Parade on June 8.

Restored Historic Morrissey Fountain Reinstalled in Congress Park

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Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019

AMERICAN LEGION CELEBRATES 100 Years by Megin Potter for Saratoga TODAY

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trengthening the nation one person at a time, the American Legion was formed 100 years ago to help veterans, their families and to serve the community.

Each a Star Nationally, the Legion’s efforts resulted in the creation of the US Veteran’s Bureau, the forerunner of the Veteran’s Administration and in 1944, the GI Bill of Rights was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This legislative achievement ushered in monumental changes for veterans. Providing more opportunities for higher education and employment, it has had a long-lasting effect on the U.S. society and economy. The Legion’s National Emergency Fund, established in 1969, helps disaster victims across the country and their Halloween Safety Program, started in 1972, is the only national program of its kind. Throughout their history, the Legion has worked to protect the U.S. flag from physical desecration, as well.

Local History Saratoga County has 12 American Legion posts. Adirondack Post 70, currently located at 34 West Avenue in Saratoga Springs, is one of the original charter posts established at the very outset of the American Legion in 1919. Bill Schmeelcke, the Legion’s current 2nd Vice Commander, has collected a history of the local post, including research on its first Commander, Jesse Cavanaugh. Jesse M. Cavanaugh was the first commander of Saratoga Springs' Adirondack Post 70 after the close of World War One. Cavanaugh, a Saratoga Springs native, joined Company “L”, 2nd Infantry, of the NY State National Guard as a Private on February 25, 1916, prior to the United States entering the War in the spring of 1917. He advanced to Corporal, then to Sergeant before receiving a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant and being transferred to the 353rd Infantry Division in 1918. He served in France to the end of the war and returned to Saratoga Springs in 1919. Unlike in other veteran’s organizations, the American Legion didn’t maintain the hierarchy of military service (filling the leadership positions with senior officers). They instead encouraged input from enlisted personnel and despite being the lowest ranking commissioned officer, Cavanaugh was Adirondack Post 70’s first Commander. Later on, Cavanaugh helped in the construction of the current Saratoga Springs Public Library, and was the first man ordained as a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Albany. The post met at different locations through the years, including the current site of the City Center before moving into their current facility. Their activities include fundraisers, community events and they will be marching in the Flag Day parade.



Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019

In Memory of Kenneth D. Barnes, Jr.

Anthony M. DePasquale, Sr.

Robert James Doyle

BALLSTON SPA — Kenneth D. Barnes, Jr. “Kenny” died Sunday, June 2, 2019. Calling hours were Wednesday, June 5, Burke Funeral Home, North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated Thursday, June 6, St. Mary’s Church, Ballston Spa; burial followed in Ballston Spa Village Cemetery. Visit

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Anthony M. DePasquale, Sr. passed away June 1, 2019 Calling hours were Thursday, June 6, Burke Funeral Home, North Broadway. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, Church of St. Peter, Broadway, burial following, St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Ave. Visit

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Robert James Doyle passed Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Calling hours were Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Burke Funeral Home. A Mass and burial with military honors took place Tuesday, June 4 in the Church of St. Peter, and at St. Peter’s cemetery. Online remembrances may be made at

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COURT Karl W. Kimball, 53, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced May 29 to 4 years in state prison and 15 years of post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted sexual abuse in the first-degree, in connection with an incident that occurred in Milton.

POLICE Benjamin M. Fedd, 40, of Saratoga Springs, was charged May 29 with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the thirddegree/narcotic drug intent to sell, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the thirddegree, both felonies, following the execution of a search warrant at 18 Van Dam St. According to the Saratoga Springs Police Department, the search warrant resulted in the seizure of over 23 grams of cocaine. Fedd was arraigned and sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $12,000 cash, or $24,000 bond. Kevin Kelly, 38, of Saratoga Springs, was charged May 28 with burglary in the thirddegree, and petit larceny.


Steven Boner, 33, of Mechanicville, was charged May 27 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without inspection certificate, following a traffic stop on Ballston Ave.

Joseph Paz, 54, of Branchville, NJ was charged May 22 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle without insurance, following a traffic stop on Hamilton Street.

Eric Opuana, 36, of Albany, was charged May 28 with criminal mischief.

Ruben Acevedo, 37, of Ballston Spa, was charged May 22 with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh-degree, following a traffic stop on Geyser Road.

Christopher Normile, 22, of Saratoga Springs, was charged May 30 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, following a traffic stop on Union Avenue. Tristan Saunders, 20, of Saratoga Springs, was charged May 31 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal impersonation of another person – both misdemeanors, on Washington St. Gerard Wichrowski, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged May 22 with sexual abuse in the thirddegree, and forcible touching – both misdemeanors, and aggravated sexual abuse, a felony.

Diane Foglietta, 60, of Queensbury, was charged May 23 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, following a traffic stop on Loughberry Road. Devon Webb, 30, of Queensbury, was charged May 24 with harassment, violating an order of protection felony, and aggravated family offense felony. David Arrington, 22, of Troy, was charged May 25 with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventhdegree, and unlawful possession of marijuana, following a traffic stop on Spring Street.

Fard Battiste, 22, of Troy, was charged May 25 with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh-degree, following a traffic stop on Spring St. Craig Earle, 32, of Albany, was charged May 25 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony, failing to stop at a stop sign, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, having a registration suspended, following a traffic stop on Broadway.

Andrew Leggiero, 34, of Patchogue, was charged May 26 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop at a stop sign, following a traffic stop on Union Ave. Corey Clow, 48, of Troy, was charged May 26 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle – a felony, equipment violation, and misdemeanor DWI, following a traffic stop on West Ave.



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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga’s Star Radio returns to the area to offer a variety of music and relevant information to listeners living in the Saratoga County region. In May of 2019 Border Media, LLC and A&J Radio LLC formed a partnership called Saratoga Radio LLC which purchased WSSV-AM, 1160AM, licensed to Mechanicville, and 93.3FM, a new FM translator signal licensed to Saratoga Springs.

“The motivation behind this purchase was the desire to bring local radio back to Saratoga Springs,” said Ricki Lee, owner of Saratoga’s Star Radio. Locally owned and operated, Saratoga’s Star Radio will offer a mix of music from the 70s to 90s with a sprinkle of songs from other eras. The target will be an adult contemporary audience age 35+. The station will connect Saratoga area listeners with news

and weather, as well as everything that happens in the community they live in. Fran Dingeman, former General Manager of Star 101.3 FM and a three station AM cluster including 1160am, worked for Anastos Media Group followed by Empire Broadcasting Corporation. Fran has been hired as the new General Manager of Saratoga’s Star Radio to help build the

station and drive it forward. Fran is the current owner of Network Saratoga, an event development, marketing and promotions company responsible for well known Saratoga events such as the Longfellows Wedding Show, Saratoga International Flavorfeast, and Black Friday Saratoga. Fran has sixteen years of experience in the radio business and is a 26-year resident of Saratoga Springs.


Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019

Joshua Daily America’s Victory Began Here: The Saratoga Surrender Awarded Scholarship Site Construction Begins SARATOGA — On May 13 construction began on the Saratoga Surrender Site Project; one of American’s most iconic and important historic sites. Located a half mile below the Village of Schuylerville on NYS Route 4, this new park will feature a memorial wall with a large bronze bias relief of the famous image “The Surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga” and other features. The Friends of Saratoga Battlefield, a non-profit 501C-3 educational organization, is working with several partners to make public access to this historic site a reality, worthy of those veterans who died and suffered for the freedoms we enjoy today. The Friends of Saratoga Battlefield, in partnership with Open Space

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs resident Joshua Daily was part of a select group of students across the country that were recently awarded scholarships from Balfour Beatty Communications Foundation. The scholarship Daily was awarded will aid Joshua in his pursuit of a Master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in business analytics. Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation has awarded more than $120,000 in scholarships

to residents living in residences owned and managed by Balfour Beatty Communities. The academic scholarships were awarded to high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students attending accredited educational or technical institutions. The majority of the scholarships were granted to students of military families living in military homes owned by Balfour Beatty Communities throughout the United States.

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Institute, the Hudson-Hoosic Partnership and Saratoga National Historical Park are making this memorial park a reality.

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PAVING SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS: MONDAY, JUNE 17 Mill Seward Street from Church Street to Clement Avenue; Mill Hathorn Blvd. from Geyser Road to Quevic Drive.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18 Mill Wells Street from Church Street to Waterbury Street; Mill Wagon Wheel Trail from Trottingham Road to House #33.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 Pave Hathorn Blvd. from Geyser Road to Quevic Drive; Pave Seward Street from Church Street to Clement Avenue.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 Pave Wagon Wheel Trail from Trottingham Road to House #33; Pave Wells Street from Church Street to Waterbury Street.

Paving will begin at 6 a.m. and should be completed by 2 p.m. There is no parking of cars on the street during these hours, and driveway access/egress will be limited with potentially lengthy delays.

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Schuylerville Segment of State-Wide 750-Mile Trail Dedicated Overview of the Empire State Trail.

by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY

SCHUYLERVILLE — A few yards from a spot marking the Surrender Tree – said to be where British troops laid down their arms following the battles of Saratoga in 1777 – area business and political leaders gathered for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Schuylerville and Hudson Crossing park portion of the Empire State Trail. The 1.2-mile segment is approximately eight feet wide and cost $205,000 to develop. It is one of more than 60 construction projects across the state that began

in 2017 as part of the Empire State Trail. When completed by the end of 2020, the bike and pedestrianfriendly trail will be a continuous 750-mile route which will span the state from New York City to Canada and Buffalo to Albany, creating the longest multi-use state trail in the nation. In his January 2017 State of the State address and Executive Budget proposal, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the Empire State Trail initiative. Approximately 400 miles of the trail had already existed in discrete, disconnected segments. The 2017- 18 state budget, enacted in April 2017, provides $200 million to fund the construction of the trail.

Armed with scissors, town of Saratoga Supervisor Tom Wood is joined by area business and political leaders during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 4, 2019 in the village of Schuylerville, marking the official opening of a newly-paved segment of the Empire State Trail. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.



Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019

Saratoga Hospital: Morgan Street Lot Ideal Expansion Site The following is a statement from Saratoga Hospital.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — As Saratoga Hospital eyes a much-needed expansion, one site stands out as the obvious choice for a medical office center—the last piece of undeveloped land adjacent to hospital property. Proximity is a key criterion. The project would bring members of Saratoga Hospital Medical Group to a common location on Morgan Street, where they could more easily collaborate on patient care. Equally important, in an emergency, physicians could get to the hospital within minutes to consult or provide other critical services. “We are the only hospital in a county that consistently ranks among the fastest growing in New York state, and we need more room to serve our community,” said Angelo Calbone, Saratoga Hospital President and CEO. “It would

be poor planning if the hospital failed to secure the only remaining property within walking distance of our main campus.” A group of residents in the mixed-use neighborhood surrounding the hospital opposes the medical office center proposal. The neighbors point to other alternatives; however, the hospital says none are as fiscally or medically responsible a choice as the Morgan Street lot. “We did not make this decision lightly. We did our due diligence and, over a period of several years, considered all options,” Calbone said. “By every measure, one parcel—the lot on Morgan Street, which abuts property we already own—stands out as the smart choice. It has become increasingly clear that if we do not take advantage of this opportunity, years from now both

the hospital and our community will regret that decision.” Here are four alternatives suggested by the neighbors—and the reasons these options are not feasible, according to the hospital: Build the medical office center and a parking garage on hospitalowned land on Myrtle Street. The need for a parking garage would add $10 million to $15 million to the projected costs for developing the medical office center. That is money that would be far better spent on patient care, staffing, technology and other potentially lifesaving programs and services. The projected cost of this parking structure accounts for current staff and visitor parking that would be displaced by the building, plus the parking required for the staff and patients of the new medical offices, for a total of up to 800 cars. In addition, during

construction of a parking garage, staff and visitors would be forced to find alternative parking close to the hospital – every day, 24 hours a day. “Build up, not out” by adding floors to the hospital. Space on the hospital campus is limited and must be reserved for inpatient care and other services that can best be provided in a hospital setting. Build on top of hospitalowned offices at 59D Myrtle Street. This property is subject to height restrictions because it is near the hospital helipad and under the designated flight path of the emergency LifeNet helicopter. Therefore, by design, this building is limited to its current height. Build on top of other existing single-story physician offices on Myrtle Street. The hospital does not own these buildings. This is not an option. Currently, city leaders

are considering 18 changes to the Saratoga Springs zoning map to align it with the city’s Comprehensive Plan, as required by state law. One change would rezone the Morgan Street parcel adjacent to hospital land and designate the parcel as “institutional.” That would clear the way for future development as a medical office center. “The Comprehensive Plan Committee and previous Planning Board and City Council have supported this change and recognized its positive impact on healthcare in the Saratoga region,” Calbone said. “Individuals and organizations throughout the region have also expressed their support. We are counting on city officials to do the same so we can put this property to the best possible use for our community— now and in the years to come.”

Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019


STREB EXTREME ACTION WORKSHOPS AT THE TANG SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery has announced a family event on June 8 with Streb Extreme Action.
In conjunction with the exhibition Streb Action, members of the Streb Extreme Action dance company will lead children age 5 to 11 in four, 30 minute workshops that are all about performance art and overcoming fears, teamwork and striving to be the strongest in both mind and body. Children must be accompanied by an adult and a waiver must be signed upon entry. It is recommended to wear clothing that allows movement, socks are required and class size is limited. Reservations can be made by calling Tang’s Visitors

Services Desk at 518-580-8080 The members of Elizabeth Streb’s company combine technical skill, choreography and extreme acrobatics to create a show of full of stunts and tricks. Founded in New York City in 1985 by choreographer Elizabeth Streb, the company has traveled, artistically as well as geographically, from the heights of the experimental dance world to the cutting-edge of popular entertainment The workshop times are: 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
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 More workshops will be available during the previously announced Frances Day, a community open house, June 15.

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Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019

Code Blue Eyes New Home continued from front page... A temporary emergency shelter was launched that Christmas Eve at St. Peter’s Parish Center. Since that time, a series of temporary winter shelters have been sited at a variety of venues across town. From the west-of Broadway Salvation Army building, to the east-of Broadway Soul Saving Station Church, each move faced push-back from some residents who lived in the community where the shelter planned to relocate. Each group expressed a desire for a shelter to be sited, followed with the caveat: just not here. Soul Saving Station church on Henry Street has hosted a temporary Code Blue shelter the past three years but soon will repurpose the space where the temporary shelter operated, making it not a viable winter option for Code Blue. Enter Presbyterian New England Congregational Church. “We are talking about a partnership with Shelters of Saratoga to turn our Nolan House – which is our big, Victorian brick house - into Code Blue,” said Rev. Kate Forer, a Massachusetts native who became Senior Pastor

at Presbyterian New England Congregational Church in 2016. “We had a meeting with our congregation this past weekend to introduce the idea to them. And we also had a meeting with our neighbors to introduce the idea to them as well. “ A permanent shelter location was thought to be found in 2017 on Walworth Street, where a Code Blue structure would be built on property belonging to Shelters of Saratoga – the organization who operates the Code Blue program. Local business owner Ed Mitzen, and his wife Lisa announced they would pay the costs for the new, permanent shelter to be built. In September 2018, however, following a lawsuit filed by local residents challenging the proposed shelter, expansion as not being in accordance with zoning regulation, a Saratoga County Supreme Court judge nullified previously granted approvals by the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Board which would have allowed the shelter to be built. Meanwhile, the need for a shelter is strong. Since opening in the 2013-14 winter season and through 2017-18 – the latest figures available, the number of

those seeking shelter has increased each year. During the 2017-18 winter season, Code Blue was open 162 nights, served more than 8,000 meals, and provided sleeping quarters for a total of 6,480 overnight stays – or on average, 40 nightly guests. Presbyterian New England Congregational Church or PNECC - was also open during 90 of those nights to care for “overflow” guests. “The congregation is open to the idea – this is part of the core mission of who we are as a church,” says Rev. Forer. “For over 40 years, our mission has been about serving vulnerable populations. Our mission statement is that we are working to make God’s love and justice real in our world,” the pastor said. “This homeless population is already here on our campus and Code Blue does not have a place to go for the 20192020 season. We feel it is our duty and obligation to care for our brothers and sisters and to care for them with the necessary services to – not only survive - but to thrive.” An executive order issued in 2017, Gov. Andrew Cuomo directs emergency shelters to operate when temperatures drop below 32 degrees. Code Blue’s temporarily housing at the Soul Saving Station Church often found the 41-bed shelter at full capacity. Any alterations required to site an emergency shelter at PNECC would be minimal. “The soup kitchen is right next door, so we wouldn’t need a kitchen,” said Karen Gregory, executive director of Shelters of Saratoga. “There would have to be some additions - bathrooms and

Code Blue stencils cling to the glass window at Nolan House on the campus of Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church. The building previously served as an overflow location for Code Blue and discussions are being staged regarding the house serving as the main emergency homeless shelter during the winter seasons.

showers – but there would be very limited changes.” The organization anticipates the facility will house 55 beds, which would likely eliminate the need for an off-site overflow emergency center. “We’re having the conversation. Can this happen at the church? What does it look like, and how do we involve the community members in the conversation?” Gregory says. “We still have lots of steps and lots of conversations (to have) about it.” A preliminary schedule of future meetings is expected to be completed next week. “We’re still in the talking phase, but I am reaching out to every member of the community, every member of the county, every member in the city in their government positions and saying: please come to the table, have a

conversation with us and help us to find a permanent solution for Code Blue,” Gregory said. “It’s desperately needed and there’s a governor’s mandate directing the county do that, but I need the county’s support in order to really move that program and that project forward. There needs to be a collaboration.” Earlier conversations to potentially site the shelter by Bethesda Episcopal Church on Washington Street didn’t pan out due to the shelter’s proposed location in the building - being on the fourth floor could create issues and obstacles, Gregory says - as well as the rent. “It’s not something we could financially endure and still keep our programming intact,” Gregory says. The Mitzens remain on board, Gregory added. “They are strongly supporting Code Blue and are staying on as donors and trying to help us find a solution. They’ve been incredibly generous, kind and patient.” Discussions regarding PNECC have stipulated that the church would continue to own the Nolan House building and SOS would run the Code Blue program. At some point, a permanent location will still need to be secured. “I think we have to see how this goes, but I am totally open to a collaboration anywhere in Saratoga that would support this, and I will continue to work to follow the governor’s mandate,” Gregory said.

Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019

BALLSTON SPA 61 Cornerstone Dr., $295,157. BDC Cornerstone LLC sold property to Eduardo Gonzalez. 537 Randall Rd., $235,000. Thomas Shelley (as Trustee) sold property to Christopher Hildenbrandt and Elisabeth Kohoe. 87 Midline Rd., $180,000. Michael Armer, Kathleen Armer Goes and Leslie Copleston sold property to Dean Erno. 540 Goode St., $230,000. James and Katherine Liguori sold property to Laura Kelley.



12 Woodmint Place, $295,000. Nicole Jackson sold property to Kathleen Humiston. 28 Vettura Court, $338,588. DeGraff Bloom Custom Builders Inc. sold property to Joseph Yanazzo and Jennifer Funiciello Yanazzo.

360 Caroline St., $975,000. Payson Park Properties LLC sold property to Chad C Brown Inc.

6 Marions Way, $249,900. Held Properties LLC sold property to Christine Schultz.

357 Caroline St., $523,908. Payson Park Properties LLC sold property to Chad C Brown Inc.

74 Blue Spruce Lane, $312,500. James and Kim Cooper sold property to Michael Tomaso and Danielle Peck. 65 Snowberry Rd., $178,000. Kevin Tuohy sold property to Nancy Lynch.

99 Wilsey Rd., $330,000. Jesse Lena sold property to Nilufar Barak.

201-203 Van Aernem Rd., $340,000. Jeffrey and Katherine Coseo sold property to Daniel and Joselyn Oswald and Christine Horton.

Sand Hill Rd., $119,900. W.J. Szmachlo sold property to Andrew and Carolyn Omara. 425 Wilton Greenfield Rd., $940,000. Saratoga Warren Homes LLC sold property to James Tammaro.

MALTA 56 Village Circle North, $480,643. Belmonte Properties LLC sold property to Richard Anderson. 22 Prospect Ave., $210,000. Giavona Sciocchetti sold property to David Grubb. 18 Shore Ave., $365,000. Sarah Murray sold property to Elizabeth Stupp and Nicholas Triassi. 2245 Route 9, $288,000. Jonathan Meager sold property to Kathryn Meager. 3 Pennyroyal Rd., $261,500. Jacqueline and Timothy Cleary sold property to Ashley Donnelly and Tyler Hurd. 174 Arrowwood Place, $167,500. Rock Solid Real Estate LLC sold property to Amber McDonald.

0 Fifth Ave., $147,877. Payson Park Properties LLC sold property to Chad C Brown Inc.

45 Canldlewood Dr., $425,000. Noah and Sharon Buck sold property to Gabrielle Broadley and Luis Fernandez.

498 Ridge Rd., $145,000. Rebecca Kuhn sold property to Ronald Muller.

547 Middle Grove Rd., $72,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation sold property to Rehab A Home LLC.

Caroline St. Rear, $14,954. Payson Park Properties LLC sold property to Chad C Brown Inc.

MILTON 12 Legend Lane, $262,500. Mary Rudolph sold property to Alexander and Amanda Gebur. 828 Ediface Way, $375,000. Chandrowtie and Clement Mahadeo sold property to Valarie McCabe. 1356 Route 67, $177,000. John Caputo sold property to Justin and Ross Vedder. 237 Malta Ave., $335,000. Rock River Capital Inc. sold property to Andrew and Michael LaPatra.

SARATOGA SPRINGS 138 Jefferson St., $190,000. Deutsche Bank Trust Company America (as Trustee, by Atty) sold property to Brian Rinella. 5 Campion Lane, $2,400,000. Michael and Hana Idelchik (Co-Trustees) and Gary Idelchik sold property to Lake Lonely View LLC. 6 Furlong St., $492,000. Thomas and Shannon Guggisberg sold property to Nicole Kirby. 140 Kaydeross Park Rd., $305,000. Sandra Ostrelich (by Agent) and Michelle Ostrelich (as Trustee and as Agent) sold property to James Bernhardt.

46-46A Seward St.; Van Dorn St., $350,000. Rose Tait sold property to Top Dog Enterprises. 66 Hathorn Blvd., $275,000. Christopher Yates sold property to Sheryl Jackson. 268 Broadway, Unit 501, $1,370,000. Denise Cote sold property to RSA Saratoga Realty LLC.

STILLWATER 1030 Hudson Ave., $160,500. Alan Hein (as Trustee) sold property to Robert Reilly. 2 Independence Row, $245,000. Lindsey Cleveland sold property to Troy Ashcroft and Maeve Wood Ashcroft. 26 Major Dickinson Ave., $158,000. Amy Comer sold property to Rachel Yetto and Dylan Hood.

WILTON 90 Ernst Rd., $159,900. Constance Towers sold property to Peter Landau and Janine Stockin. 45 Nicklaus Dr., $273,000. Elizabeth Donnelly sold property to Mark Vanderzyden and Micaela Ethier. 11 Fairmount Dr., $276,000. Robert Campbell, Jr. sold property to Nora Ketcham. 15 Killarney Court, $372,000. Jill and Donald Osborn (CoTrustees) sold property to Peter and Tammy Rohlf. 17 Ridge View Rd., $70,000. Thomas Roohan sold property to Ronald and Aileen LaBerge.




Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019

New Concept Vet Offers: 'Fear Free' Animal Care

by Marissa Gonzalez Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A new veterinarian practice, now open in Saratoga Springs is utilizing a fairly new concept in the world of animal care called “fear free.” The fear free approach is similar to that of pediatric dentists, that focus on the patient’s comfort and experience from beginning to end. “I wanted it to be kind of small, family-oriented, community-oriented, and have a personal touch. Where I worked previously was good in that it shaped what I wanted in a practice,” said Dr. Sara Ryan, owner and veterinarian at Spring Family Veterinary Hospital. According to Ryan, fear free practice starts with the hospital design. This includes minimizing wait times and making adjustments to waiting rooms that are separated for cats and dogs. “Cats are, in particular, very sensitive to the pheromones

Sara Ryan, VMD. Photos provided.

or like that sixth sense sort of smell of dogs and other cats… They don’t want to have a dog sticking their nose in the carrier if they’re in a crowded waiting room,” Ryan said. The separate waiting rooms offer natural light and use pheromones to help ease the animal’s anxiety. Pets can walk freely in their designated waiting room or be kept away from other animals. Pet owners can also now be present when x-rays or other treatments are administered so the pet does not have to be away from the owner.

There is a certification and evaluation process in order to be a fear free veterinarian hospital, along with required continuing education. Ryan says that the concept originated on the West coast of the United States; “probably in 10 to 15 years everybody will have the same idea but it’s kind of new for now,” said Ryan. Located at 9 Hampstead Place Suite in Saratoga Springs, Spring Family Veterinary Hospital is 3,100 square feet and has day and weekend hours. For more information visit


Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019

JULIE TELLSTONE JOINS SARATOGA STRATEGIC PARTNERS SARATOGA SPRINGS — Julie Tellstone, joins Saratoga Strategic Partners, as a Financial Representative. Saratoga Strategic Partners is an affiliation of The Vermont Agency and National Life Group. Tellstone is committed to a mission statement of “Dramatically impacting the lives of others” through providing professional guidance, building relationships of trust, and providing innovative and objective financial solutions. Julie works with individuals, families, professionals, and business owners to help them identify and

achieve their financial goals. As part of the Saratoga Strategic Partners group, Tellstone is able to offer her clients SAGE Tuition Reward points. These rewards represent guaranteed minimum scholarships – discounts on undergraduate tuition starting with the freshman year, with a maximum value of one full years’ spread equally over four years through participating private colleges and universities. For terms and conditions and a full list of participating colleges and universities, visit

Julie Tellstone. Photo provided.

Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild Awards Scholarship to Five Area Students

Scholarship recipients (left to right): Marcus Ortiz and Yuchen Wang, both of Saratoga Springs High School; Shrutti Kannaathal and Zeynep Cakmak, both of Shenendehowa High School; and Jared Everleth of Schuylerville High School. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild has awarded college scholarships of $1,500 each to five Saratoga County high school seniors who plan to pursue careers in healthcare. The recipients were selected for sharing the Guild’s dedication to education and community involvement. Three of the students have volunteered at Saratoga Hospital. SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ARE: • Zeynep Cakmak, Shenendehowa High School, who will study biomedical engineering at Syracuse University. • Jared Everleth, Schuylerville High School, who will major in biomedical sciences at Nazareth College in Rochester. His volunteer service included working with Saratoga Hospital Medical Group’s Dr. Rachid Daoui on a groundbreaking home hemodialysis project. Everleth also volunteered at Saratoga Hospital Foundation events. • Shrutti Kannaathal, Shenendehowa High School, who will major in health sciences at Stony Brook University. • Marcus Ortiz, Saratoga Springs High School, who will major in biology at Columbia University in New

York City. His volunteer experience included serving at the hospital’s Saratoga Community Health Center. • Yuchen Wang, Saratoga Springs High School, received the Mary Jane Doyle Scholarship in memory of a much-beloved Guild member. Wang will major in biology at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie. Her volunteer service included working at the hospital’s inpatient information desk. Since 1990, Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild has awarded $225,000 in scholarships to help support the next generation of healthcare providers. The program was created by longtime Guild volunteer Yolanda Paolicelli. She has chaired the Scholarship Committee since its inception and overseen awards to more than 150 students. The 2019 scholarships were announced last month at the Guild’s annual Scholarship and Recognition Dinner, which honors both the recipients and Guild volunteers. Each year Guild members donate 60,000 hours of service to the hospital and the community. The Guild also has provided millions of dollars to support Saratoga Hospital facilities, technology and programs.



Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019

Ballston Spa Students Receive Scholarships from BSTA BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa Teachers’ Association (BSTA) recently awarded four $1,500 scholarships to graduating students Alexis Fuda, Emily Hogan, Julia Greco and Grace O’Connor. The awards are specifically given to students who plan to pursue a career in education or a related field. BSTA President Kim Pusatere indicated that a total of 32 applications were submitted this year by members of the Class of 2019. The recipients who were selected are dedicated students who had taken full advantage of the available academic opportunities in the Ballston Spa High School and demonstrated extensive involvement within the Ballston Spa community. The students all plan to begin their college studies in the fall. Alexis Fuda plans to attend

SUNY Oneonta and pursue a major in Adolescent Education. Emily Hogan has enrolled at SUNY Geneseo with a major in Early Childhood/Childhood Education. Julia Greco will begin her studies at SUNY Oneonta and also pursue a major in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Grace O’Connor will attend Pace University and study Psychology. The students will receive their diplomas at the Ballston Spa High School graduation ceremony on June 26, 2019 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Since 1960, the BSTA has awarded over $106,900 in scholarships, which are funded solely by donations from BSTA active and retired members. The BSTA is currently looking for the names of the Ballston Spa Education Association (BSEA) scholarship recipients for the

Recipients of BSTA scholarships (left to right): Julia Greco, Grace O’Connor, Mr. Daniel Hornick Alexis Fuda, Ms. Emily Boncordo, Ms. Katie Calhoun and Emily Hogan. Photo provided.

following classes -1989, 1992, 1994 and 1999. If you have

any information about these recipients, or for additional

information, please email Kim Pusatere at

Ballston Spa Students Present SEFCU Penny Harvest Awards to Community Charities Students in the Ballston Spa Central School District have successfully donated $97,160 during the past eleven years to local non-profit organizations through participation in an annual Penny Harvest program. This year, students collected over $7,400 in pennies during the

fall 2018 harvest. They recently donated the funds to six local non-profit organizations during the district’s annual SEFCU Penny Harvest Celebration that took place on School Pride Day. This year, 60 students were chosen as Penny Harvest leaders in their schools and

were responsible for researching local community issues and the non-profit organizations that address them. Members of the student roundtable in each school interviewed representatives from local organizations and discussed how their funds could be used to further support these non-profits. The annual SEFCU Penny Harvest is implemented in grades K-12, in all six school buildings in the district, and has proven to be successful in educating students in service learning and financial literacy. This program teaches students about the importance of philanthropy and service as well as teaching math, communication, and team building skills. Gordon Creek Elementary School students donated to two organizations, the Saratoga County Animal Shelter ($1,161.28) and St. Jude Children’s Hospital ($1,161.29). The Malta Avenue Elementary School students also chose to donate to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter ($741.39) and St. Jude Children’s Hospital ($741.39). Smile Train received $1,000 from Milton Terrace

Ballston Spa students presenting Penny Harvest awards. Photo provided.

Elementary School students and the Ryan Wersten MIOP Foundation received $1,021.53 from the students at Wood Road Elementary School. The Ballston Spa Middle School chose to give funds to the Saratoga Center for the Family ($752.30) and Shelters of Saratoga ($752.31). Ballston Spa High School combined the funds they collected with the Middle School donation. This program is made possible by the dedication of the Penny Harvest advisors in each school, including Jolene Hansen, Milton Terrace; Kimberly Moryl,

Gordon Creek; Anna Nickson, Wood Road; Matthew Nafus, Malta Avenue; Ryan Mazierski, Ballston Spa Middle School; and Rachel Jeffers from the Ballston Spa High School. The program is implemented in the fall of each school year and awards presented to the local charities in May. The district is very grateful to SEFCU for sponsoring the program and processing over 740,000 pennies. For more information, please visit the individual school websites or contact the BSCSD Office of District Advancement at 518-884-7195.

Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019


Books for Troops Receives Donation


WSWHE BOCES Preparation for the Tuff eNUFF Obstacle Course Challenge

Jeb Irvine and Ellen Keegan. Photo by SuperSource Media, LLC.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saturday, June 1, the Saratoga Springs Eagles Aerie #2586 presented a check to Ms. Jelen Keegan, Director of Books for Troops. Books for Troops is an organization that collects books to be sent to our troops overseas. The Eagles’ donation helps to pay shipping cost required to get the books to our troops.

Community involvement and teamwork make this event possible, starting with the talented students at BOCES. Heavy Equipment students build the mud course, Criminal Justice students help with parking and crowd control, and race participants can purchase a take-home lunch from the Culinary Arts students. Photos provided.



Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019

Farmers’ Markets and Food



HIGH ROCK PARK Wednesdays | 3 - 6 p.m. Saturdays | 9 - 1 p.m.

by Himanee Gupta-Carlson for Saratoga TODAY Photos by Pattie Garrett.

Through it, individuals who face economic hardship can receive $4 coupons to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and herbs at participating farmers’ markets. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is among the many farmers’ markets taking part in the program. It also is among its strongest advocates. “Many of our vendors are farmers with social consciences,”

Pleasant Valley Farm accepts FMNP coupons for fruit and vegetables.

says events coordinator Julia Howard. “They see their work of growing healthy foods as part of a larger vision to feed their communities. The FMNP helps make that goal more possible.” The coupons come in books of five. They are distributed through such outlets as Saratoga County’s Office of the Aging as well as the state’s Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC. The county’s Office of the Aging will distribute coupons on site at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market at designated dates this summer. Individuals over age 60 can request coupons, as well as younger persons who participate in WIC. The state’s Department of Agriculture and Markets describes the program as a means of promoting food security. It helps those who are economically distressed gain more access to healthy, locally grown fresh foods. At the same time, it generates income for local farmers and supports farmers’ markets as community venues. Using the coupons is simple. At the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, participating vendors display signs at their stalls that indicate their acceptance of FMNP coupons. Customers can redeem the coupons for fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and mushrooms in $4 increments. Farmers work with customers to maximize the coupons’ value. For instance, a large basket of potatoes might cost $5. A customer can use a $4 coupon to buy the potatoes and add an additional dollar of cash, or request that the vendor reduce the amount of potatoes so that the price comes to $4. In a different scenario, a bunch of kale might cost $3. The vendor might add a little more to the bunch to equal $4 or add a separate item such as an apple. The overall goal is to ensure that more people have access to local food.

The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at High Rock Park. Find us on Twitter,

Facebook, and Instagram, and on the FreshFoodNY app. E-mail friends@saratogafarmersmarket. org for volunteer opportunities.

Coleslaw with


Yogurt Yields: 10 servings INGREDIENTS:

• ½ teaspoon salt

*Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market

• ¼ teaspoon celery seed

• ¼ small sweet onion* • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt* • ¼ cup mayonnaise • 1 Tablespoon white vinegar • 2 teaspoons sugar • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

• ¼ teaspoon black pepper • Small green cabbage* • Small red cabbage* • 1 cup shredded carrots* • ¼ cup minced celery • 2 Tablespoons parsley*

INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Using a food processor, shred green and red cabbage. Then use the grater attachment to grate the carrots. Set cabbage and carrots aside. 2. Grate the onion. Scrape grated onion into a large bowl. Add Greek yogurt and mayonnaise. Whisk to combine. 3. Add vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt, celery seed, and pepper. Whisk to combine. 4. Add cabbage, carrots, celery, and parsley. Toss to coat. Adapted from the recipe featured in Healthy Seasonal Recipes. Shared by My Saratoga Kitchen Table.



Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019

Press B for Bacon

Here is a fantastic recipe for Bacon Lovers from the show “Bar Rescue.” You can use a bamboo or metal skewer and cook it in or out doors. Enjoy!!

Bacon Meatloaf on a Stick INGREDIENTS • 1/4 vup BBQ sauce

• 1 pound sliced bacon (thin or original cut)

• 1/4 cup ketchup

• 1/2 cup cheese (I use triple-cheddar)

• 1 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce

• 1/2 cup crackers, crushed

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY


my Foodie Friends. With warmer weather, our menus tend to be lighter making some of the delicious salads that we tend to avoid during the winter months. Both my wife and I love Cobb Salads made with diced tomatoes, avocado, chicken, cheese, diced egg, and crispy bacon or adding bacon to potato salads. Now close your eyes and remember the smell of bacon cooking in the morning. Nothing like it! We love this aroma so much but many times it is not cooked correctly. A familiar problem with cooking bacon is the bacon curling up on you and not crisping evenly. This is where a bacon press comes in allowing you to flatten your bacon and cooking it to perfection. Bacon presses come in several shapes and styles; circular, rectangular, or shaped as a pig. The press is made of heavy cast iron construction with heat resistant wood handles. The

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• 1.5 pounds ground beef

large surface allows for pressing multiple strips of bacon at once. There are also various other uses for the bacon press. You can use it as a tortilla press by putting the dough ball between two sheets of plastic wrap and pressing down with the bacon press with all of your might. Then, cook the tortilla in the skillet. Or, you can use it to make a quesadilla by placing a heated bacon press on top of the tortilla to ensure even melting and browning. Another use for the bacon press is turning your next sandwich into a Panini by heating a seasoned skillet and placing the press inside to heat up. After building your sandwich, place the sandwich into the heated skillet and under the heated press, pressing slightly leaving your sandwich golden brown. A bacon press can be used on the outdoor BBQ grill to quick cook burgers or steaks on both sides at the same time. Heat the press up on the grill before you begin cooking and place the press on top of the meat.


Crispy hash browns are delicious for both breakfast and as a side dish for entrees. Make crispy hash browns by placing 3 tbsp. of oil in a pan on medium heat, add the bacon press inside while the pan heats. Once the pan heats up toss your potatoes in and place the heated bacon press on top. Cook until the hash browns are golden brown. For desserts, use a bacon press on bar cookies pressing gently to flatten the bar cookie and crispy rice treats. The Bacon Press is truly a versatile tool. Stop by Compliments to the Chef, your Neighborhood Kitchen and Cutlery store located at 33 Railroad Place in Saratoga Springs. We carry both the round and rectangle bacon presses. Have fun Pressing B for Bacon. Remember my Foodie Friends: “Life Happens in the Kitchen.”

Take Care, John & Paula

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







• Seafood Salad (cold plate) • Pea Salad • Cornbread • Mandarin Oranges

• Sweedish Meatballs • Breaded Pork Slice • Chicken, Spinach & Feta Cheese Sauce with Gravy • Pasta • Buttered Pasta • Rice • Broccoli • Key Biscayne • Warm Peach Crisp • Spinach Blend Vegetables • Pineapple • Pears


6/13 • Tuna Noodle Casserole • Vegetable Trio • Warm Biscuit • Fruit Cocktail

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

• 1/4 cup green pepper, chopped • 1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped

• 1/8 cup yellow mustard • 1 Tablespoon steak seasoning • 1 medium egg • Also needed: Hickory Wood

INSTRUCTIONS 1. In a large mixing bowl, combine meat and spices, chopped onions, chopped pepper, crushed crackers, egg, BBQ sauce, worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and mustard, then hand mix until well blended. 2. Form mixture into 1/4 pound (or smaller) patties 3. Form the patties around the cheese then top each meat patty with cheese then fold bacon around cheese into a corn-dog shaped object. The bacon shrinks while cooking and helps hold the entire thing together. ITS LIKE A BACON HUG! Awwwwwwe. 4. Insert skewer in one end then wrap meat end to end with bacon. 6. Place in smoker or outside grill at 225 degress F for about three hours or until the bacon is done. NOTE: If you do not want to use skewers or would prefer to cook in the oven - Roll parchment paper around the meat, tuck the ends under and transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for about 45 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 160 degrees F on a meat thermometer. 7. Serve warm with dipping sauces like BBQ, ketchup or cheese to make this one a real winner! Mmmmmm…. food on a stick!

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Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019

Weed Killers

Written by Peter Bowden for Saratoga TODAY

As usual,

folks are complaining that their weed killer applications aren’t doing a very good job killing the weeds in their lawns. That makes sense since, until about now, it has been too cold and rainy for a weed killer to have any chance of working. Dandelions, plantain and other lawn weeds are perennial plants that come up from a root system established the year before. Because they are coming up from roots and not seeds, they are immune to the effects of crabgrass preventer. Chemical weed killers (liquid or granular) are basically plant

growth hormones that, when applied at the proper time, cause the weed to die from the shock that occurs when the weed tries to grow faster than it is able to. Sort of like an overdose of stimulants. If weed killers are applied too early in the season it will not kill the weeds. Wait to apply Weed and Feed or liquid weed killer until nighttime temperatures are 45°-50°. The best time to apply weed killers in spring is late May through early June. It is also important to remember that weed killer is absorbed ONLY through the leaves of the weeds. Weed killers need to remain in contact with the leaves of the weeds for a minimum of 24 hours (48 is best) for the weed to absorb enough weed killer to be killed. DO NOT water-in weed and feed or apply weed killer when rain is expected for a day or two after application. Keep an eye on the weather. Even a quick shower is enough to wash the weed killer off the leaves rendering it ineffective The most effective weed killers are liquid sprays. Liquid weed killers are sprayed onto the leaves of the weeds in the lawn.

Dandelion flower (left) and lawn weed killer. Photos by Peter Bowden.

Dying dandelions.

Weed and feed.

Since the weed killer is absorbed by the leaves of the weeds the same “no water for 24 hours after application” rule applies with them as well. Like granular “weed & feed” liquid weed killer should NOT be applied to a very dry lawn. Recently a new, organic liquid weed killer has become available. It is called “Fe Weed Killer” Fe

stands for Iron if you remember your periodic table. The iron in Fe weed killer is absorbed quickly through the leaves of the weeds. So quickly in fact that it is toxic to the weed and kills it. The grass around the weed doesn’t absorb the iron so quickly so it isn’t killed. It does absorb some Iron so it may turn a darker green for a week or so after application but that’s it. Fe weed

killer may take a little longer to work than the chemical weed killer but is proving to be more effective against tougher to kill lawn weeds like clover and Creeping Charlie. Having an organic lawn weed killer is great news for us, our pets and the wildlife that visit your yard.

Thanks for the read!

Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019


Music and Mingling FOR A CAUSE

All photos by SuperSource Media. SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 9th Annual “Music & Mingling” event, to benefit the Saratoga Senior Center, was held May 30 at the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame. The evening featured gourmet food, cigar tastings, live music, Tarot Card readings, a fire pit, and a silent and a live auction. The Center is a non-profit organization that uses grants and fundraising to offset programming and support services for seniors.

Patty Riggi, Sandy Foley, Kelly Orlando & Joe Hermann.

Theresa Skaine, Sue Commanda, Sandra Fox, Natalie Sillery, Maria Harrison, Karen Sewell, Rita Cox, Gayle Lasalle, Karen Eickhoff.

Ray Martin, Katie Roeder and Melissa Zieker.

Rob Saba, Michele & Ron Riggi and Mark Hogan.

Sabine & Zoe Rodgers and Chris Mara.

Jessica & Vince Petraccione.



The Traveling BBQ is Back The Saratoga County Office for the Aging sponsors the Senior Nutrition Program in Saratoga County. Part of our program is Congregate dining- where persons age 60 and over can participate in a meal that is served at noon at several meal sites throughout Saratoga County. The Traveling BBQ is hosted by The Saratoga County Office for the Aging & Northeast Dining & Lodging. Upcoming dates include: •Friday, June 14 Town of Ballston, 323 Charlton Rd, Ballston Spa: 518-885-8502, ext. 2728 •Tuesday, June 18 Waterford Senior Center, 125 Second St, Waterford 518-235-8500 Reservations are required at least one day in advance by noon. A registration form must be completed by each participant annually. No food/drink items can be taken to go. Participants will receive a monthly contribution letter; the suggested donation is $2 per meal. For more information, please call Emma at The Office for the Aging, 518-884-4996.

who are eager to meet you, your family and your current pets at select Curtis Lumber retail locations. Dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and more will be available for adoption and there will also be local veterinarians, groomers, pet sitters, trainers and more offering valuable discounts off their services. Other events include a low-cost micro-chipping clinic, raffles, food, free facepainting, balloon twisting, pet caricatures, and more. (Ballston Spa location) Bring your family and your pets and enjoy a great day of pet adoptions, fur and fun! Last year’s event resulted in over 250+ pets finding forever homes! For full details visit www. clpetapalooza or www.facebook. com/clpetapalooza. Lasagna Dinner On Saturday, June 15 from 3:30 – 6 p.m. the Trinity United Methodist Church will be having a Lasagna Dinner with salad, desserts and beverages. The church is located at 155 Ballard Road, Wilton, 1/4 mile east of Exit 16 of the Northway. Donation is $10. For questions call the church at 518-584-9107. The church is handicap accessible and take-outs are available.

Italian Night The Knights of Columbus #246, Pine Rd. Saratoga, will be holding an Italian Night on Friday, June 14, from 5 - 8 p.m. There will be four entrees available: Chicken Cacciatore, Bracciole, Lasagna, and Fruitti di Mare. The prices will be $15 or $20 depending on the entree, and take-out orders will be available for an additional $1 each. This event is open to the public. Families are welcome. There is convenient parking and drinks are reasonably-priced. All KOC events help the Knights to continue doing the good works in the community. For questions, call 518-584-8547.

Genealogy & Local History Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet on Saturday, June 15 at 1 p.m. at Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville. Greg Veitch, a fifth generation Saratogian and recently retired Saratoga Springs Chief of Police, will speak about the darker side of early Spa history. Greg has spent years researching the history of Saratoga and he details the stories of gamblers, gangsters, crime and corruption from the founding of the village through prohibition. It is chronicled in his book: “All the Law in the World Won’t Stop Them.” His book will be available at the meeting. Public is welcome. For information call Ginny at 518-885-9309.

10th Annual Curtis Lumber PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day & Pet Fair Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Curtis Lumber, 885 State Rt. 67, Ballston Spa Meet adoptable animals from 70+ local shelters and rescue groups

11th Annual Dragon the Dads Family 5K The Greenfield Elementary School HSA presents their annual “Dragon the Dads” family 5K on June 15 at Saratoga State Park. Kicking off Father’s Day weekend, the event will feature a 5K suitable

for the whole family, a kid’s 1-mile race, and a short dash for the youngest racers. Saratoga Honda will be on-site with a Father’s Day craft table for kids while they wait. First place winners for each age/gender category will receive a Stewart’s gift card. Overall male/female first place winners will receive a gift card to a local business. As an extra bonus, gift cards to local businesses will be awarded to randomly drawn preregistered racers (past businesses include Cantina Restaurant, Gennaro’s, Olde Bryan Inn, Augie’s, and Brookhaven Golf Course). Register to win at www. Yaddo Garden Tours Garden tours only include sharing the history of the Trask family, the mansion and the history of Yaddo Gardens. The aura, spirituality and creative energy that permeates Yaddo is discussed. Docent-led tours begin at 11a.m., Saturdays and Sundays beginning June 15 till September 1 and on Tuesdays during the racing season. (No tours on Travers Day). Meet at the main fountain near the entrance to the garden. Tours last about one hour; cost is $10 per person. Private docent-led garden tours may be arranged at a date and time convenient to a group. For more information, contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or at Bass Fishing Tournament & Family Open House Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club will sponsor the Bass Fishing Tournament and Family Open House on June 16. The open house is free – come see what we are all about. There is a $15 entry fee per person for the tournament. Prizes will be determined based on number of entries. Fish must be weighed in at the Gun Club no later than 2 p.m. There will be games for the kids along with contests to get them outdoors. Drinks, hot dogs, burgers and fries may be purchased from the club. For more information call Art Thivierge at 518-695-9407. Mail entry fee to: Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, PO Box 94, Victory Mills, NY 12884. Please include name, address, phone number, and email address.

Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019 House Party Fundraiser Join us for a very special house party fundraiser to support projects with children at the home of Ellen-Deane Cummins, 20 Mitchell Place, Saratoga Springs on Saturday June 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Jill Levy, our Artistic Director, and Ben Hochman, prize winning pianist will entertain you with SCHUBERT’s Sonata in A Major (“Duo”) D 574. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and soft drinks as you listen to Chamber music as it was meant to be heard. Places are limited. $75/person will reserve your spot by going to www.saratogachamberplayers. org/2018-2019-season-3/tickets-2 or send a check to Saratoga Chamber Players no later than June 10. For questions call Lynne at 518-584 1427 or contact us at: info.saratogachamberplayers@ Music for Summer Let’s celebrate Father's Day at the Hyde Collection, located at 161 Warren St., in Glens Falls on June 16 at 3 p.m. Jill Levy & Doori Na, violins; Michael Roth, violas; Eric Bartlett, cello; Benjamin Hochman, piano. Haydn: Trio in E Major. Hob. XV:34; Schubert: Duo Sonata in A Major, Op. posth. 162, D 574, for violin and piano; Bartok: Piano Quintet in C Major, Sz. 23, BB 33, DD. 77. We recommend ticket purchase in advance since seating is limited for the concert. For questions, please contact us at: info@ For program details and ticketing, visit $25 adults/ $20 seniors/ $15 students. Havurah Vatik We welcome for the first time, right here on our stage, on Tuesday, June 18, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., the well-known Albany storyteller and musician, Sandy Schuman. Sandy will regale his audience with a series of “Stories Every Jewish Person Should Know.” Whether it is the first or the umpteenth time you have heard this one, Sandy promises a fresh take on the classics and some surprising tales as well. Sandy is a veteran in the world of Albany performers, with gigs at Procter’s and even our own Caffe Lena. His book of Adirondack Jewish tales is “Welcome to Chelm’s Pond.” A catered lunch follows the program.

RSVP by June 12 by calling the Temple Sinai Havurah Vatik at 518-584-8730, ext. 4. The Community Collects Join the Saratoga Springs History Museum Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. in the Canfield Casino in Congress Park for a special program titled The Community Collects as part of the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust Program Series. The stories, the artifacts, and the knowledge of the past that survives here is a tremendous asset to residents and visitors. Our community has a number of organizations that collect and preserve that history. If you want to research a specific topic, where do you turn? The Community Collects will be a panel discussion with representatives from The Saratoga Springs History Museum, The Saratoga Springs City Historians Office, The Saratoga Room of the Public Library, City Hall Department of Accounts, The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation, Brookside Museum and the Saratoga County Historian’s Office. Each representative will discuss what their organization does, what they do or don’t collect, and how you can access the information within their offices. Bring your curiosity and your questions. If you have an artifact or document that you feel should be donated to an organization but are not sure where it should go, this will be a great opportunity to find the right home! Free and open to the public. For more information visit www. Open Forge Nights Are Back Get an introduction to the art of blacksmithing by visiting Adirondack Folk School, located at 1 Main St., in Lake Luzerne, on June 19 for an open forge night. An amazing demonstration by expert smith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. For those who want to try their hand at blacksmithing and forge an item at open forge, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials, and safety precautions must be followed – including hard shoes with no open toes, long pants, goggles (supplied) and gloves (supplied). Demo begins at 6:30 p.m. Open forge nights will be held the third Wednesday of each month, through October 16.

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This Week’s Events: JUNE 7 - 13 family friendly FRIDAY, JUNE 7 Yard and Bake Sale Malta Ridge UMC, 729 Malta Avenue Extension, Malta | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Indoor and outdoor sale. Also Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch featuring hot dogs, chips and a beverage will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. For additional information or directions please call the Church at 518-581-0210.

Balance and Gait Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs | 1 p.m. Free and open to the public. Have you wondered about what you can do to help your balance? Matthew Goodemote of Goodemote Physical Therapy will teach you what type of shoes are the best and what exercises help your balance. This will be an interactive workshop. Bring your questions.

Game Night and Pot Luck Simpson United Methodist Church, 1089 Rock City Rd. | 6 - 8:30 p.m. If you are able, bring a dish and your favorite game to share with others. Or bring a dish/ dessert and join the game of your choice (pinochle, Bananagrams, etc.). We will provide the entertainment, coffee, tea, and water. Any questions call Kevin 518-3093306 or leave a message at 518-885-4794.

Flag Day Celebration Concert Lake Ave. Elementary Auditorium, 126 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 and the Avant Garde Alumni Drum Corps invite you to a special concert celebrating the music of Grammy Award Winning Artist, Chuck Mangione (who will be in attendance). Tickets are $15. Local High School Jazz Ensembles and the Avant Garde Alumni Drum Corps will be performing. Go to: concert-tickets to get tickets. Proceeds will benefit the Saratoga County Youth and Arts.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8 Defensive Driving Class Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. NYS approved. Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years and receive up to four points off your driving record according to NYS Department of Motor Vehicles. $35. Bring a friend and fee is $30 each. A portion of the fee goes to the church. Registration required by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788.

Heritage Garden Club Herb, Perennial, Plant and Garden Décor Sale Italian American Center, 247 Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. A variety of perennial plants and herbs as well as garden decor and many different shapes and colors of distinctive daylilies developed by the late Stanley Saxton, a hybridizer and long-time Saratoga resident will be available for sale. Contact

Car Show & Food Truck Event 872 Saratoga Rd., Ballston Lake 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Morris Ford presents Spina Bifida of Northeastern New York’s Car Show and Food Truck Event The show is open to all cars, trucks, motorcycles of any year, make or model. Vehicle registration is a $10 donation to Spina Bifida of Northeastern New York. Spectators are free. For more information contact Tracy Paige at 518-331-7615.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9 Monthly Breakfast Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 32 South of the Village of Victory | 8 – 11 a.m. Cost: Adult $8, child $4. Everyone welcome.

HOPE Walk for the Animals High Rock Park, High Rock Ave., Saratoga Springs | 1 – 4 p.m. Walk from High Rock Park to Broadway, then to Congress Park and back to High Rock Park for lots of fun for you and your dog. Participants must register at or at High Rock Park starting at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $25 to register. Please ask your friends to sponsor you and donate to help the animals. All registered walkers will get a photo, refreshments, and goodies for them and their dogs. There will be games and contests for kids and adults, vendors, a Police K9 demo, an agility course with a trainer available, a massage therapist, dog yoga, reiki, and reflexology demos.

“One Spirit, One Voice” Burnt Hills Oratorio Society

The Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Rd., Glenville | 4 p.m. Experience the diversity of the human voice as The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society chorus performs an array of vocal genres, including Broadway, A Cappella, gospel, 52nd Annual Flag Day Parade and contemporary. Joining BHOS will be Begins on North Broadway, Saratoga Springs The Musicians of Ma’alwyck, a chamber Noon | Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 ensemble with harp, flute, oboe, violin, and will hold a parade honoring members, cello. General admission $25, senior (65+) active or retired, from all branches of $20, teen (13-19) $15, children 12 and military service. Parade ends at Congress under free. Tickets available at the door. To Park. In addition, they will be giving special learn more or to purchase your tickets visit recognition in honor of the American Call 518-416-4060 or find us Legion’s 100th Anniversary. The Charity on Facebook. Jazz Concert and Elks Flag Day Parade will be a great source of family entertainment.

Repair Cafe Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room | Noon – 3 p.m. A free community event to repair broken objects, keeping things out of landfills, and fostering an appreciation for the art of repair. Tools and basic materials will be on hand. Kids’ craft table to occupy the little ones. Limit of two items. For more information, visit or learn more about the foundation at

MONDAY, JUNE 10 Open Mic Night

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 11 Pierogi Sale Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd.,

Come to Mount McGregor to be Cured Ballston Lake | Pick Up 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 1000 Mt. McGregor Road, Wilton | 1 p.m. Dave Hubbard, Grant Cottage Visitor Center and Group Sales Manager, will discuss the history of the mountain’s sanitorium through the eyes of a tuberculosis patient being treated at the Mount McGregor facility. The suggested donation for Grant Cottage Porch Programs is $5/person. For more information and other programs, visit

Potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese pierogis. To place orders, call 518-363-0001.

“See the Sights” Luncheon Longfellows, 500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | Noon - 2 p.m. You are invited to enjoy lunch and camaraderie. Our speaker, Nancy Jensen, from Skaneateles, will talk about how she overcame “I Felt My Life Was Hopeless.” The menus include a choice of Asian Beef Stir

Fry or Pasta Primavera, $19 inclusive. For reservations, call Ellie at 518-584-3779 or Anita at 518-583-4043 by June 7. Presented by Saratoga Christian Women’s Connection.

Help Us Save Lives Healing Springs Recovery Center, 125 High Rock Ave., Saratoga Springs | 6 p.m. Free training on heroin/opioid overdose prevention, sponsored by the Prevention Council of Saratoga County. Learn the signs and symptoms of heroin and opioid overdose. Learn how to us Naloxone (Narcan) to respond to an overdose. Everyone will receive an intranasal Naloxone kit as part of the training. For more information and to register call, 518-306-3048.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 Ham and Meatloaf Dinner Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Donation Requested: $12 adults, $11. Seniors (62 years) and Military (active or retired) with ID card, $8 children 5-12. Children under 5 free, $12 All take-outs. Cash bar available. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13 Korean War Veterans Luncheon The Ripe Tomato, Route 9, Malta | Noon Hosts are Marian Crandall, Joan Hughes and Lois Miner. New officers will be installed at the luncheon. For reservation call Marian at 518-899-2506 by June 11. New members welcome. For more information or an application call Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037.

VFW Open Mic Night Gurtler Brothers VFW Post 420, 190 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs 6 – 9 p.m. | Join us every other Thursday and help support our veterans and their club. Peter Pashoukos heads up Saratoga talent that is off the charts. All age groups will enjoy the variety of talent. Open to the public. No charge for entry, light food available, along with great bartending and 50/50 raffle. Next open mic June 27.

Forgotten Railroads Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Rd., Ballston Spa 7 p.m. | The Saratoga County History Roundtable will present a program on “Forgotten Railroads.” Independent historian Bill Bennison will discuss the failed post-civil war attempt to construct a railroad through Saratoga County to compete with the New York Central in connecting the East to Chicago. While a con-man duped investors and a local industrialist, the overall project was partially successful and still in operation today. For more information on SCHR programs, please visit our web site

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Tang Presents 6 Annual Frances Day th

Saturday, June 15

Streb Extreme Action members will take part in a talk/demonstration and public workshops during Frances Day at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, June 15. Photo by Ralph Alswang.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College’s sixth annual Frances Day, a community open house, will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Visitors can experience art exhibitions, artmaking activities, food, music, and fun in honor of the museum’s namesake, Frances Young Tang ’61. Highlighting this year’s Frances Day are events related to Streb, in which a gallery becomes a rehearsal room, a performance space, and an exhibition of the archive of cutting-edge work since Streb Extreme Action’s 1985 founding by choreographer Elizabeth Streb. Streb and dancers will give a talk and demonstration at 2 p.m., followed by 30-minute workshops at 2:30, 3 and 3:30 p.m. for the public (workshops limited to 25 participants, ages 5 and older; sign-ups begin at 1 p.m. in the museum).

FRANCES DAY SCHEDULE • 1 to 4 p.m. Drop-in activities include a participatory sonic installation with artist Kamau Amu Patton in his exhibition Tel_; print-making with Skidmore Summer Studio Art Program faculty members Sophie Isaak and Patrick Casey; button-making; a make-your-own obstacle course; sidewalk chalk drawing (outside); and a special #FrancesDay ’Gram Station for selfies and other Instagram-able photos • 1:30 p.m. Behind-the-Scenes Collections Tour with Senior Museum Registrar Elizabeth Karp and Collections Registrar Jessica Lubniewski • 2 p.m. Gallery talk and demonstration by Elizabeth Streb and Streb Extreme Action dance company members • 2:30 p.m. Streb Workshop #1 for 25 participants age 5 and older (sign-up begins at 1 p.m. in the museum) • 3 p.m. Streb Workshop #2 for 25 participants age 5 and older (sign-up begins at 1 p.m. in the museum) • 3 p.m. Tour of Like Sugar with Curatorial Assistant Molly Channon • 3 to 5 p.m. Cookie decorating workshop (outside) • 3:30 p.m. Streb Workshop #3 for 25 participants age 5 and older (sign-up begins at 1 p.m. in the museum) • 4 p.m. Raffle winner announced • 4:01 p.m. Hot Club of Saratoga performs on the lawn All events are free and open to the public. For more information, tang. or call the Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080.

BEEKMAN STREET ART FAIR SUNDAY JUNE 9 SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Sunday, June 9 the Arts District on Beekman, Inc. will host the 7th Annual Beekman Street Art Fair. The free, familyfriendly event will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features over

50 Artists, all-day entertainment and CDTA Shuttle. Artists will set up individual tents displaying fine art including painting, photography and lithographs and fine craft including pottery, jewelry,

woodworking, and textiles. The arts district on Beekman from Grand Ave. to West Circular will be closed to traffic allowing artists’ tents to line the streets. CDTA will offer FREE shuttle service. Pick-up will be at Saratoga

Casino Hotel parking lot located at 342 Jefferson St. starting at 9 a.m. and running approximately every 10 minutes. Fair goers will be dropped at the entrance to the Beekman Street Art Fair at Beekman St. and Grand Ave.

Final shuttle returning to hotel parking lot will be at 5:10 p.m. In addition to the selection of fine arts and crafts, there will be an opportunity to interact in the Arts Spark Community Mystery Mural Project. In this experience, participants of all ages are invited to join in the creation of a unique art project in which participants help create a mural of an iconic Saratoga location. Other events include: a Maker Space Tent, hands-on activities presented by C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios and Sustainable Saratoga, and an Open Mic for Young Performers. For more information, visit www.

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Saratoga Casino Hotel Announces $8 Million Capital Improvement Project featuring new Sports Bar by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS — An $8 million capital improvement project at Saratoga Casino Hotel will feature an allnew sports bar on the gaming floor, and a new VIP lounge. Additional work includes an upgraded high-limit slot area, self-service beverage stations, as well as new carpet, finishes, lighting fixtures, upgraded sound system, and 50 multimedia screens throughout the casino. Skip Carlson, vice president of external affairs at Saratoga Casino, called the upgrades “the most important project here in the last decade,” during a presser held at the casino May 30. The new sports bar will be located near the main entrance and will be elevated above the casino floor, offering seating for

Rendering of new sports bar, as part of an $8 million Capital Improvement project at Saratoga Casino.

75 guests. It will feature twotiers of 360-degree multimedia screens, as well as taps for over 20 craft and domestic beers and an a la carte menu offering highend gastropub fare, according to casino officials.

The project is anticipated to employ about 125 union construction workers and 16,000 man-hours, he added. Work will be completed in segments to allow for minimal disruption. Completion of the project is expected by the end of 2019

Jocelyn and Chris Arndt,

a sibling blues-rock duo from upstate New York, will perform 8 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at Caffe Lena. They have recorded five releases with guest players like G. Love and members of Gov't Mule, toured the country several times, and earlier this year made their national TV debut on NBC’s TODAY Show. Tickets are $22 general admission, $11 students and kids. For more info, go to: Photo: Kiki Vassilakis.

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D o or s’ Gu ita r i st Northshire Bookstore to Celebrate Bloomsday & others events in June Robby K r i eger Per for m s Ju n e 9

ALBANY — Robby Krieger, pictured here during his days with The Doors, will perform June 9 at the Skyloft music venue, at Crossgates Mall in Albany. Show time is 8 p.m. and tickets are $40 advance, $45 day of show. The venue will host upcoming appearances by Blue Oyster Cult, on June 27, and the Jefferson Starship – minus first generation ex-Airplane members Paul Kantner, Marty Balin, and Grace Slick – on July 12. For more information, go to:

SARATOGA SPRINGS — During the month of June, Northshire Bookstore will host public events in Saratoga Springs. Unless otherwise noted, these events are free and open to the public and will take place at Northshire Bookstore Saratoga, 424 Broadway. Saturday, June • 8 - 7 p.m. Christian Di Spigna - Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, The American Revolution’s Lost Hero. Author and historian Christian Di Spigna will discuss his book, a Northshire staff favorite. Little has been known of one of the most important figures in early American history, Dr. Joseph Warren, an architect of the colonial rebellion, and a man who might have led the country as Washington or Jefferson did had he not been martyred at Bunker Hill in 1775. Thursday, June 13 • 6 p.m. Chris Arnade - Dignity: Seeking

Respect in Back Row America. Widely acclaimed photographer and writer Chris Arnade will share his new book which shines new light on America’s poor, drugaddicted, and forgotten--both urban and rural, blue state and red state--and indicts the elitists who’ve left them behind. Friday, June 14 • 7 p.m. David Crews - Wander-Thrush. The author will be joined by wilderness advocate Tyler Socash. This event will be the culmination of a fundraising project to help protect the Eagle Mountain Wilderness Preserve in the northern Adirondacks, and will celebrate the importance of wild spaces through conversation and literature. Sunday, June 16 • 2-5 p.m. Bloomsday Celebration. Drop by for a very special celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Bloomsday marks the day that the events of this landmark

novel take place. A celebration with a drop-in community read-aloud and conversation. Tuesday, June 18 • 4 p.m. The Apple Tree Journal. An evening with poets and writers from The Academy for Lifelong Learning sponsored by Empire State College in Saratoga Springs. This event will celebrate “The Apple Tree,” a journal of selected prose, poetry, art and photography created by members of The Academy. Wednesday, June 26 • 7 p.m. Nicholas Mancusi - A Philosophy of Ruin. Nicholas Mancusi will celebrate the release of his debut novel. A young philosophy professor finds himself in the middle of a drug-running operation after his personal life derails in this taut, white-knuckle thrill ride perfect for fans of Breaking Bad. For more information on these or other events, call 518-682-4200, or visit

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ON BEING STILL: Portraits by Joanne Savio

Balloon Festival

Choreographer, director, author and dancer Bill T. Jones, photographed by Joanne Savio, whose new exhibition, “On Being Still: Portraits by Joanne Savio,” opens at the National Museum of Dance on Friday, June 14. Savio has captured some of the most influential dancers and choreographers of recent times, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Pina Bausch, and Elizabeth Streb in addition to several members of the Museum’s Hall of Fame. Opening reception begins at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, or free for members.

The 19th annual Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival takes place Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9. Opening Ceremonies Friday will take place at the Cambridge Central School and other evening activities take place on Main Street, with a block party, a candlestick glow (on Broad Street) and fireworks to close the evening. The Balloon Launches will lift off at approximately 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evening, and for early risers - at the Cambridge Central School at 5:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, go to: balloon-festival.

2019 Lunchtime Concert series SARATOGA SPRINGS — The second annual 2019 Lunchtime Concerts series will be staged on consecutive Tuesdays, from June 4 to July 9 in Saratoga Springs. Shows begin at noon. Bands and performance locations this month are as follows:

JUNE 11: Bear Grass at Ben and Jerry’s

JUNE 18: Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde, at Ben and Jerry’s

JUNE 25: The Sea the Sea, at Ben and Jerry’s Note: All Ben and Jerry’s will have the Senior Center as the rain location.



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LEGAL NOTICES SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF SARATOGA INDEX NO. 201980. Plaintiff designates SARATOGA as the place of trial situs of the real property. SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS. Mortgaged Premises: 26 TOMPION LANE SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866. District: Section: 165.46. Block: 2 Lot: 26. REVERSE MORTGAGE FUNDING LLC, Plaintiff, Plaintiff designates SARATOGA as the place of trial situs of the real property vs. JASON STENZEL, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF KAREN G. STENZEL; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DISTRIBUTEES OF THE ESTATE OF KAREN G. STENZEL any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; BOARD OF MANAGERS OF TRAVERS MANOR PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE,“JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12,” the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the

persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, 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 Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; 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 OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $270,000.00 and interest, recorded on October 23, 2014, at Instrument number 2014031179, of the Public Records of SARATOGA County, New York, covering premises known as 26 TOMPION LANE SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. SARATOGA County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. 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 the mortgage company will not stop the 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. RAS BORISKIN, LLC. Attorney for Plaintiff BY: Matthew Rothstein, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675. 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21. 92679 Hiffa Holdings, LLC filed its Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York on April 12, 2019. Office: Saratoga County. The Secretary of State of New York is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State of New York shall mail a copy of process to Hiffa Holdings, LLC at 8 Doe Run, Gansevoort, New York 12831. Purpose Any Lawful Purpose. 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7. 92268 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF 3D HR Services, LLC. Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Law, the name of the limited liability company is: 3D HR Services, LLC and the Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State on April 22, 2019. The county within this state in which the office of the limited liability company is to be located is Saratoga. The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The business purpose of the LLC is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under the laws of the State of New York. The post office address within this state to which the Secretary of State will mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served on him is 44 Granite Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7. 92176

Notice of formation of Plan and Site Consulting, LLC. Article of Organization filed with the SSNY on 4/10/19. Office: Saratoga County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the Company at 507 Randall Road, Ballston, NY 12020. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7. 92260 Notice of formation of Harker & Associates, PLLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 05/01/2019. 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: 6 Clement Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Purpose: Law Practice. 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14. 92413 Notice of formation of CultureLynx, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 04/04/2019 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: 14 Spa Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14. 92381 Notice of Formation of Moss & Azure LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/24/2019. Office: Saratoga Co. SSNY is designated as the agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of any process to the LLC: 465 Franklin St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14. 92308 Notice of formation of Imaginanny. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 4/30/2019 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: 29 St. John’s Dr. Gansevoort Ny, 12831. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21. 92486 Notice of Formation of Belber and Tavarres Audit Services, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY On 5/10/19 Office Location: Warren County SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom Process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 39 Algonquin Drive, Queensbury, NY 12804 Purpose: any lawful activity. 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21. 92455 Notice of Formation of DeLor’s Construction, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 5/20/19 Office Location: Warren County SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom Process against it may be served. SSNYshall mail process to: The LLC, 6 Wayne Court, Queensbury, NY 12804. Purpose: any lawful activity. 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5. 92734 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) The name of the Limited Liability Company that was formed is: DACORY STABLES LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the Department of State of the State of New York on MAY 24, 2019. The office of said Limited Liability Company is located in Saratoga County. The Secretary of the State of New York has been designated as agent of the Limited Liability Company upon whom process against said Company may be served and the post office address within the state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process is: The LLC, 1128 Middleline Rd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 . The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful acts under the laws of the State of New York . 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/28, 7/5. 92741

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LEGAL NOTICES Notice of formation of Noble Cause Training and Development, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York on 05/28/19. Office Location: Saratoga County. NYS Secretary of State is designated as process agent and shall mail copy of process to the limited liability company at 14 Sherri Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. PURPOSE: any lawful purpose. 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12. 92949 Notice of formation of VSI PROPERTIES LLC, a limited liability company (the “LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (the “SSNY”) on May 10, 2019. Office location: Saratoga County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC, at 29 Wallflower Road, Rexford, New York 12148. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful purposes. 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12. 92926 Notice is hereby given that a license, pending, for beer, wine and liquor has been applied for by the undersigned* to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 17 Maple Avenue, 2nd Floor, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 for on premises consumption. 6/7, 6/14. 92775

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Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019

Not all Triple Crown Seasons are Created Equal... 151st Belmont Stakes:

Saturday, June 8

by Brendan O’Meara for Saratoga TODAY

Not all Triple Crown seasons are created equal. Some drag. Most drag. Some are thrilling. See 2015. Some should feel thrilling, like 2018, but it didn’t. 2018 felt like somebody read “The 4-Hour Work Week” and life-hacked a Triple Crown. Some Triple Crowns are exciting even when there’s a different winner in every race. 2007 ranks as one of the best of the early 21st century. Street Sense. Curlin. Rags to Riches. Curlin ran in all three legs, as did Hard Spun. Years that should have been a blast, see 2008 and 2012 were tempered by IEAH/Richard Dutrow and Doug O’Neill/ Paul Reddam. These couplings are, at times, unsavory. Such is horse racing. Strangely, the Triple Crown this year isn’t thrilling, but it might be the most compelling renewal in over a decade. At least it’s weird. It’s definitely weird. That makes it better than most and it subverts the perennial concerns among almost all the horse racing punditry: this crop of three-yearolds isn’t the good. This happens every year, right? To recap: The Kentucky Derby saw Maximum Security, the best horse, the horse who finished first, the horse who was nearly an accessory to murder, disqualified and placed next to last. It gave Country House, the colt with the worst name in the history of Derby

winners, the garland of roses and Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott his first Derby win. The Preakness saw War of Will, a horse whose very life was threatened by Maximum Security in the Derby, go on to win the Preakness. Luis Saez, the jockey aboard Maximum Security, was ludicrously suspended for his inability to control Maximum Security in the Derby. At the start of the Preakness, Bodexpress threw his rider, John Velazquez, and proceeded to terrify people in the know and amuse all others as he ran the entirety of the Preakness relieved of 126 pounds. There have been hilarious t-shirts made. I will buy one. Bodexpress broke his maiden by winning over my heart. I was on the phone talking to race caller Larry Collmus for unrelated story and I mused that what could we possibly expect in the Belmont Stakes, a quadruple dead-heat? I mean, really, what will happen? The race is already freaky based on the distance, 12 nasty furlongs, and the sheer size of the track. With only nine horses entered (L) Tacitus, the third place finisher in the Derby, is the horse to beat. He comes in off five weeks rest. War of Will has run in every leg. Tacitus breezed a swift five furlongs in 1:00.42 over the main track. Mott told the Blood-Horse, “He was moving very good, very level, and very even. He went along in :12s every furlong and went out strong enough. It was very similar to last week. Once he gets in his rhythm, he moves very nicely.” That’s as nice as it comes. When a horse can find a nice

rhythm over the giant plot of earth that is Belmont Park, that bodes well for making the best go of 1 ½ miles. That makes him a terrifying horse and the one worth finding a way to beat on your tickets. I’m as thrilled as anyone to see how he performs. But to circle back to the point of the Triple Crown as a whole, the key to maximum satisfaction lies not in the summation of the three chapters, but in the isolated movie event of each race. It was said that when Christopher Nolan wrote and shot Batman Begins, he had the intention of making one movie. Then, if lucky enough, he’d make a second. Then a third. This line of thinking resonates with me. I think we tend to see the Triple Crown season as a failure and a missed opportunity if there’s no Triple Crown on the line. Fist bumps to trainer Mark Casse for saddling up War of Will in all three legs to give some semblance of continuity. Each race is a Polaroid picture. A snapshot in time. It is a collective bummer when the Derby winner doesn’t run in the Preakness, but was the Preakness any less or more exciting without —ick— Country House? Sorry, I’d rather drink battery acid than say this horse’s name. And so it is with the Belmont Stakes. We’ve got a few Derby runners. We’ve got two real classy colts meeting for the first time since early May. The class photo for the Belmont field might not stink of Hall of Famers, but we sure as hell will be in for a show, a world-class call from Collmus, and maybe, just maybe, a four-way dead heat. Don’t rule it out.

American Pharoah winning the Belmont Stakes in 2015 for the Triple Crown. Photo: Dan Heary

Justify winning the Prea kness in 2018. He would go on to Belmont to win the Triple Crown. Photo provided.

2019 Preakness Stakes: Bodexpress, riderless, on the outside. Race victor was War of Will Photo: Maryland GovPics

Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019




by Lindsay Wilson Saratoga TODAY

SCHUYLERVILLE — Schuylerville’s varsity Lacrosse team’s midfielder Andrew Phillips values interpersonal bonds through sports. Phillips dabbled in a few sports throughout middle school before his finite spring sport switch from baseball to lacrosse. What prompted the switch? An opportunity to remain close to his friends who were all joining the lacrosse team that spring.

While he also plays soccer and basketball, lacrosse is by far his favorite sport as it is always fast paced. "Especially when you're a midfielder you always have something to do,” said Phillips. You're never gonna be caught just standing around on the field. The game is always changing, coming at you so fast; it's so exciting." The excitement doesn’t go away off the field. Phillips can be referred to as the team’s “hype-man,” as he takes pride in often being the first one to get

visibly excited and energized before each game. His abundance of energy and motivation comes from within as he is consciously mindful and a visual thinker. “I just kind of picture myself having that one big play or that one big shot…picturing myself just going out there and just having fun; there's nothing better than that. I just really get into the game that way,” said Phillips. Phillips is grateful to his parents for all their support from being his biggest fans to the time

Schuylerville Varsity Lacrosse Team 2019

" The game is always changing, coming at you so fast; it's so exciting." and effort they have also dedicated to his athletics. "My dad ended up building my first net, which I have to this day.... My mom she used to drive me out to practices - I always had her for that." His father is not only one of his biggest fans, but he is also Phillips’ biggest inspiration,

alongside his fellow teammate Justin Carte. Phillips sees both as fine examples of what it takes to be a high school athlete. As the season came to an unfortunate end, with a loss to Briarcliff in the sub-regionals, Phillips will remember the fun time’s he’s had with his team as he continues to the college of Saint Rose.



RESULTS: 41st Annual

Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K SARATOGA COUNTY RUNNERS PLACED...

5th • Kelsey Chmiel: 16:33 | Greenfield Center, High School 10th • Ella Kurto: 17:15 | Ballston Spa, High School 12th • McKinley Wheeler: 17:59 | Greenfield Center, High School 15th • Dana Bush: 18:16 | Saratoga Springs 20th • Erin Lopez: 18:48 | Saratoga Springs

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BALLSTON SPA TOPS AMSTERDAM 7-0 TO ADVANCE TO SOFTBALL SEMI-FINALS SCORE BY INNING (r/h/e) Amsterdam: 0/0/0; 0/0/0; 0/0/0; 0/0/0; 0/0/0; 0/1/0; 0/0/-; Totals: 0/1/0 BSpa: 0/0/0; 0/2/0; 0/1/0; 0/0/2; 3/4/0; 4/4/0; -/-/0; Totals: 7/11/2 Ballston Spa Winning Pitcher: Lauren Kersch- 15k, 2BB, 1H

Ballston Spa Catcher: Angelina Stile XbH: Paige Davis 2B- Ballsont Spa; Angelina Stile- grandslam 6th inning (5rbi on day) MULTIPLE HITS: Ballston Spa: Megan McMahon, Julia Russell, Paige Davis each

with 2; Lauren Kersch (3) Amsterdam: Lone hit from Shelby LaMont Amsterdam Pitcher: Sydney Szczepanik 4BB, 2K, 11H Amsterdam Catcher: Shelby LaMont

2019 SUBURBAN COUNCIL BASEBALL CLASS A REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS: BALLSTON SPA Pitcher of the Year: Michael Poirier, Ballston Spa Player of the Year: Luke Gold, Ballston Spa Coach of the Year: Curtis Nobles, Ballston Spa BLUE DIVISION 1ST TEAM: Pitcher: Nate Chudy, Saratoga Brenden Disonell, Shenendehowa Infield: Christian Kondo, Saratoga First Base: Luca Bonacio, Saratoga Springs Third Base: Jake Reinisch, Shenedehowa BLUE DIVISION 2ND TEAM: Pitcher: Alex Henderson, Saratoga Evan Jones, Shenendehowa

RANKINGS: TEAM CLASS WIN LOSS 1 Ballston Spa A 14 2 3 Shenendehowa AA 12 4 4 Saratoga AA 11 5 10 Burnt Hills A 6 10 First Base: Ben Lavery, Shenedehowa Designated Hitter: Thomas Krill, Shenedehowa Honorable Mention: Pitcher Joey Laurer, Saratoga Springs GRAY DIVISION 1ST TEAM: Pitcher: Jack Wyatt, BH-BL Middle Infield: Evan Fox, BSpa First Base: Donovan Rhoden, BSpa Catcher: Jake Manderson, BSpa

Outfield: Kieran Rhodes, BH-BL Sam Gardy, BH-BL GRAY DIVISION 2ND TEAM: Pitcher: Nick Reed, Ballston Spa Will Kindle, BH-BL Third Base:Chance Checca, BSpa Catcher: Derek Haughey, BH-BL Utility: Andrew O’Connor, BSpa Honorable Mention: Pitcher Christian McCarthy, BSpa; Middle Infield Vincent Vendetti, BH-BL

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CANTINA FUN RUN 2019 Photos by SuperSource Media, LLC.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Sunday, June 2 Congress Park was occupied for a day filled with activities for The Cantina Kids Fun Run. The Cantina Kids Fun Run, which began in 2008, is an athletic event for kids up to age 12. The funds raised make a difference for every pediatric patient treated at the Hospital. The Twelfth Annual Cantina Kids Fun Run raised $72,077 (net), bringing the lifetime event proceeds to $561,705! Additionally, there were 1,008 participants, surpassing last year’s record of 980.

8th Annual Tuff eNuff Obstacle Course Challenge Photos by SuperSource Media, LLC.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, June 1 over 600 kids, teens and adults participated in The Prevention Council’s 8th annual TUFF eNUFF mud run at the BOCES Center on Henning Rd. in Saratoga Springs. The TUFF eNUFF mirrors The Prevention Council’s mission of “Helping Youth Navigate Life’s Challenges.” You get through the course with help from others and it gets dirty and messy along the way. This event would not be successful without the generous financial support of sponsors including The Christopher Dailey Foundation, The Light Rain Foundation, Bond, Schoeneck and King, Adirondack Trust, Conboy + Mannion, Stewart’s Shops, and Gateway Dermatology. Saratoga Publishing is the official Media Sponsor.



Week of June 7 – June 13, 2019

COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN 11th Annual Dragon the Dads Family 5K Greenfield Elementary School HSA presents their annual “Dragon the Dads” family 5K on June 15 at Saratoga State Park. Kicking off Father’s Day weekend, the event will feature a 5K suitable for the whole family, a kid’s 1-mile race, and a short dash for the youngest racers. Saratoga Honda will be on-site with a Father’s Day craft table for kids while they wait. First place winners for each age/gender category will receive a Stewart’s gift card. Overall male/female first place winners will receive a gift card. As an extra bonus, gift cards to local businesses will be awarded to randomly drawn pre-registered racers (past businesses include Cantina Restaurant, Gennaro’s, Olde Bryan Inn, Augie’s, and Brookhaven Golf Course). Register to win at

The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Trail Series will be held Mondays June 24, July 8, July 22, August 5 and August 19 at 6:15 p.m. at Camp Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. The races are open to all and registration is $5 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and the Saratoga Spa State Park. Refreshments and raffle prizes afterwards. Grand prizes for best times for all five events, continual improvement and most family members. For more information visit 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

Saratoga Recreation Department Happenings 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. • Swing For the Fences: The Saratoga Springs Recreation Department is teaming up again this summer with American Legion Baseball for its annual clinic. The clinic will be held July 1, 3, and 5 (no July 4) from 8:30 a.m. -Noon. Everyone age 5-14 is welcome to attend. • Summer Running Program: Spend your summer running with Saratoga’s acclaimed coaches! The summer running program will take place July 1-August 17. Various days and times are available for boys, girls, and families.

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• Meet At the Net: Develop your volleyball skills and learn rules and strategy at our summer clinic. This clinic will be held July 1-July 5 (no July 4) from 5:308:30 p.m. Everyone age 8-14 is welcome to attend. • Drive For the Net: Join the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department’s Summer Basketball League. The league will be held Mondays and Wednesdays July 8-August 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. Everyone in grades 4-8 is welcome to attend. • Saratoga Miss Softball: The Saratoga Springs Recreation Department is teaming up Miss Softball this summer for it’s annual clinic. The clinic will be held July 8-12 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Everyone age 5-14 is welcome. • Soccer Programs: Little Kickers, Big Kickers, and Soccer Leagues will run through June 22. NEW! The Adult Soccer League will be held Saturdays through 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. • Department Intro to Ice Skating Program: Learn ice skating basics or improve your skills with the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department. Everyone age 3-Adult is welcome. Visit for additional information and to download forms. Contact the Saratoga Recreation Department at 518-587-3550, ext. 2300 or email

Volume 13

Issue 23

See "Athlete of the Week" pg. 35

June 7 – June 13, 2019


518- 581-2480


See "8th Annual Tuff eNuff" pg. 37

BALLSTON SPA VARSITY BASEBALL PLAYERS RECOGNIZED AT DIVISION I AND II ATHLETE RECOGNITION CEREMONY BALLSTON SPA — Two of Ballston Spa Senior High School’s graduating athletes who were honored for their acceptance into Division I and II level college athletics were members of the Scotties varsity baseball team. Luke Gold will be attending Boston College and Jake Manderson will be attending George Mason University where both will continue to play baseball.

Left to right: Luke Gold, Coach Nobles and James Manderson. Photo by Super Source Media, LLC.

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