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BATTERY PLANT CHARGES UP LOCAL ECONOMY by Marissa Gonzalez Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Key Capture Energy LLC, headquartered in Albany, plans to build a 20-megawatt (MW), utility-scale battery energy storage facility at the Luther Forest Technology Campus. The facility will be one of the largest facilities of its kind in New York and will create a more stable grid to drive economic growth.


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Groundbreaking is expected this fall for the KCE (Key Capture Energy) NY 1 project, which will have no emissions, a low noise profile, and be screened by existing vegetation and landmasses. The project is supporting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s goal of achieving 1,500 MW of energy storage by 2025. The project will enable the creation of 25 construction jobs and 9 full-time positions. Just See Story pg. 16


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Plans submitted to City Hall call for the proposed demolition of an existing building at 385 Broadway and the subsequent construction of a mixed-use commercial/residential building, owned by Thomas Newkirk. In addition to ground-floor retail stores, the proposed fivestory building would house 72 apartments and stand on

the west side of Broadway, in between Druthers and Saratoga Stadium. The anticipated period of construction is 11 months. On July 18, the Design Review Commission is scheduled to consider lead agencies for the environmental review of the proposed project at 385 Broadway. For more information on meetings at City Hall, go to page 13.



Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018

Snippets of Life from Your Community

INTERVIEW & PHOTO BY: Thomas Dimopoulos

Who: Jennifer Young-Canton Where: Broadway Q. What are you doing today? A. I am spreading some love by giving free hugs. I’m a hug dealer, dishing out some oxytocin. Q. Where are you from? A. Originally from Amsterdam and living on the Sacandaga now. Q. How often are you a hug dealer? A. The truth is, today is the first time. Today is my birthday and a day I usually try to pay it forward – to give to other people on my birthday. So, I thought this would be a cool day to do this. Q. It being your inaugural hug day, what is the quality of hugs you’re receiving from Saratogians? A. I am getting some heavy-duty hugging. I’m feeling they’re even better huggers than me - and I didn’t even know that was possible. Q. What is your dream job and where do you see yourself in five years? A. Whatever I’ll be doing, I will continue to spread love, however that may be. I work in mental health, I work for the agency here, so that currently is my life purpose, but wherever I may be in five years or ten years it will be something about giving back and trying to help people not feel so all alone in the world.

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by Marissa Gonzalez Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is opening its doors to the public for a day of free events on the fifth annual Frances Day, a community open house. On July 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., visitors can experience multiple contemporary art exhibitions, art-making activities, food, music, and fun in honor of the museum’s namesake, Frances Young Tang. Visitors to this year’s Frances Day will have numerous opportunities to interact with artists whose work is exhibited in the museum while being able to engage in art-making activities inspired by the work on view in the museum. In addition to button making and visor decorating, visitors can join in the creation of a collaborative two-sided artwork inspired by Dona Nelson’s two-sided paintings. The collaborative artwork will be created by threading yarn of various colors through a pegboard, allowing visitors to create abstract images on both sides. “We go through a lot of different growing stages and thinking about who we are in the world and we’re still thinking about that,” Michael Janairo, Assistant Director for Engagement, said about the museum.


“We’re quite successful and quite well known among academic museums around the world, which is very different from, if you’re a family in Saratoga. We have a very strong family Saturday program that’s been around for 14 to 15 years ... So we were thinking what could we do to engage better with the local community, the people who live around here,” he added. The Tang Museum aims to disrupt the notion that going to museums is an elitist activity. The museum’s actual structure is the proof. The Tang Museum includes various entrances, and multiple staircases that put forward the idea that the museum should be inclusively accessible to all. The museum has classrooms where classes are held for the students at Skidmore College as well.

“We are open to the public all the time but we find... It’s not that we’re not open to the public; it’s just that people need invitations to come. So we think having a day where there’s a lot of interactivity can create an exciting moment for people to come check things out,” Janairo said. Frances Young Tang was a businesswoman, philanthropist, and 1961 Skidmore College graduate who died in 1992. In

her memory, the Tang family made a substantial donation that led to the Tang Teaching Museum becoming a reality in 2000. Frances Day honors Frances Young Tang’s legacy of creativity and philanthropy with a day of free activities.

Visitors will also be able to sign up for giveaways of Tangrelated prizes, including private museum tours, exhibition catalogs, CDs, and more. To find the schedule and full list of activities for Frances Day visit


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Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018

INAUGURAL SILICON CAP COM LAUNCHES SUMMIT – EAST TO BE COMMUNITY HEROES HELD IN SARATOGA MORTGAGE PROGRAM SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) and the Center for Economic Growth (CEG), has announced plans to host the inaugural GSA Silicon Summit – East. The event will take place on Oct. 9 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. It will promote collaboration to advance semiconductor technology and business, and provide

unique insight to inform the regional ecosystem on growth opportunities. More than 250 attendees are expected at the first-ever conference. The event is a result of the strategic alliance established last year by the Saratoga Partnership and GSA, which represents more than 400 member companies in 32 countries that combine for over 75 percent of revenue in the $400 billion semiconductor industry.

SARATOGA REGION — CAP COM Federal Credit Union has introduced its new Community Heroes Mortgage Program. The program is a way for CAP COM to say “thank you” to people who dedicate their lives to others’ well-being. Program participants receive cash and discount benefits when obtaining a mortgage through CAP COM’s mortgage division, Homeowners Advantage. Benefits are valued at more than $1,000. Professionals and staff who work in the following fields are

eligible to participate in the Community Heroes program: • Fire and Rescue (paid, volunteer) • Law Enforcement • Healthcare • U.S. Military (active-duty, reserves, veterans) • Education Community Heroes incentives include a $500 cash deposit, complimentary personal real estate attorney representation and a discounted home inspector’s fee. For more information or to apply visit:


SARATOGA SPRINGS — On July 19 beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending 9:00 a.m. at the National Museum of Racing call-to-post kick-off breakfast will take place. The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and West Point Thoroughbreds, of Saratoga Springs, have teamed up to host a preview of this summer at Saratoga. Chamber members and the general public are invited to attend the breakfast presentation at the National Museum of Racing to hear from a panel of experts including a


horse owner, trainer and jockey who will talk about the current state of horse racing and what to expect this summer. The panel will also include Brian Straughter, President of Turf Hotels, and Marianne Barker, owner of Impressions and The Dark Horse, who will talk about the outlook for this race meeting from a hotel and local business perspective.

STILLWATER — Saratoga National Historical Park will be home to the Army Trades Weekend taking place July 14 and July 15. Those who attend will learn how common military items were manufactured by hand, before the industrial age, in 1770. Tradesmen and women were employed by the army to provide and repair supplies needed by the troops. Attendees can also chat

with demonstrators, see the tools of the trade, ask questions, and learn about those who supported armies on the move. Craftsmen will be set up on the lawn at the Visitor Center. Army Trades Weekend will begin at 10 a.m. and end 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 518-670-2985 or visit

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COURT Dennis Jones, 64, of the town of Saratoga, pleaded to June 29 felony criminal possession of a controlled substance in the firstdegree. The arrest and charges mark “the largest narcotics bust in recent memory,” said Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen. The charges stemmed from a drug investigation and raid of Jones’ home on Route 32 in Saratoga by the county Sheriff’s Department. Jones was charged with the possession of 1.4 kilos of cocaine and 26 pounds of marijuana. Sentencing scheduled for Aug. 24. Anne E. Cummins, 39, pleaded June 29 to felony DWI, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled Aug. 24. William H. Thompson, 35, of Ballston Lake, was sentenced July 2 to five years in state prison, after pleading to strangulation in the second-degree, a felony, in connection with an incident in Ballston. Jeffrey D. Hulett, 26, of Ballston Spa, pleaded July 2 to criminal contempt, in connection with an incident in Malta. Sentencing scheduled Nov. 7. John B. Goodson, 54, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced July 2 to eight months in jail, after pleading to felony DWI in Milton.

POLICE Margaret A. Tobin, age 43, Watervliet, was charged July 2 with criminal contempt second degree/ disobedience- misdemeanor. George E. Battle, age 33, Amsterdam, was charged July 2 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle 2nd/three or more suspensionsmisdemeanor, operation of a motor vehicle by unlicensed driver, unsafe backing. Robert M. Fosmire, age 47, Schaghticoke, was charged July 1 with criminal contempt second degree/ disobedience- misdemeanor. Alexander M. Rand, age 33, Hudson Falls, was charged June 30 with driving while intoxicated- misdemeanor, aggravated driving while intoxicated- felony/ two counts, operation of a motor vehicle with a restriction. Rand was charged at 11:31 p.m. after being involved in a property damage accident. at the time of the accident, Rand had a 3-year-old and a 5-yearold in the car with him. Shan M. Shaffe, age 21, Wilton, was charged June 30 with criminal trespass third degree/building or property misdemeanor, obstructing governmental administration second- misdemeanor, petit larceny- misdemeanor.

BLOTTER 5 Christopher D. O’Meara, age 47, Schuylerville, was charged June 30 with driving while intoxicated- misdemeanor, parking violations, refusal of pre-screen test. Omar T. Moore, age 31, Albany, was charged June 29 with unsafe lane change, consumption of alcoholic beverages, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vhicle 2nd/three or more suspensions- misdemeanor. Jordan M. Stevens, age 20, Schenectady, was charged June 29 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle 2nd/three or more suspensionsmisdemeanor, equipment (rear license plate light). Aaron M. Current, age 26, Saratoga Springs, was charged June 28 with grand

larceny second degree/ exceeds $50,000 - felony. Tyler A. Coon, age 24, Saratoga Springs, was charged June 28 with assault in the third degree/ intent physical injury- misdemeanor. Walter M. Herring, age 54, Schenectady, was charged June 27 with criminal trespass in the third degree- misdemeanor. Joshua M. Kaplan, age 34, Clifton Park, was charged June 27 with speeding posted zone, driving while intoxicated- misdemeanor. Nicole M. Rose, age 40, Milton, was charged June 27 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle 2nd/ three or more

suspensions- misdemeanor, equipment (rear lights) manufactured after Jan. 1952. Lynette T. Cameron, age 33, Queensbury, was charged June 26 with criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th- misdemeanor/ three counts, criminally using drug paraphernalia second degree- misdemeanor, unlawful possession of marijuana, failure to keep right, failure to signal a turn, possession of controlled substance outside original container- two counts. Emeline E. Weir, age 32, Saratoga Springs was charged June 26 with endangering the welfare of a child- misdemeanor/ three counts, false personationmisdemeanor, petit larcenymisdemeanor/ three counts.

6 Amy V. Raimo

BALLSTON SPA — Born and raised in the Capital Region, Amy Van Vast Raimo spent a lifetime of summers on Lake George and in the Adirondacks. She graduated from Niskayuna High School and continued her education at Smith College, Northampton, MA where she graduated with a B.A. in Music. Following graduation, she lived in Albany and South Glens Falls before finally settling in Ballston Spa and Warrensburg with the love of her life. Amy’s career has followed a forward trajectory from its start - most recently leading Saratoga Hospital’s Foundation as Executive Director and Vice President of Community Engagement. Amy’s incredible spirit, passion, boundless energy, and commitment to her community and Saratoga Hospital will leave an indelible impression on all she has touched. Her fundraising repeatedly delivered record-breaking numbers at every institution and volunteer event in which she participated. She has been publicly praised by senior management for her efforts, “we


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are a better hospital because of Amy.” She made us all want to do more and always strive to be the best we could be. Prior to joining Saratoga Hospital in 2013, Amy served for ten years as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Albany Medical Center and Director of Principal Gifts. Earlier career achievements included Marketing Manager for Urban Retail Properties at Colonie Center, Director of Development for Special Olympics New York, and Director of Public Relations for The Great Escape-Six Flags in Glens Falls. She held numerous professional certifications in marketing and public relations. Amy devoted countless volunteer hours to numerous organizations including Special Olympics New York and the Empire State Youth Orchestra, in addition to being a past president of the Junior League of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties. Her signature 1000-watt-smile, combined with an indomitable can-do attitude propelled many efforts and initiatives forward as if by an invisible force. She always made the difficult look easy and the impossible appear effortless. Her passion for life, family and friends was outdone only by the sense of style she imbued while organizing and implementing the events and social gatherings entrusted to her care. Her infectious laugh punctuated by an occasional snort of glee will be missed forever. Gregarious, gracious, caring and giving - she loved the great outdoors and took great pleasure in many activities including snow

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Grant Cottage Historic Site NEW LOCAL HISTORY GROUP Announces July Admission SPONSORS CEMETERY TOUR Days, Tours and Programs BALLSTON SPA — from Ballston Spa’s history, while dairy outlet that later became the WILTON — U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site will hold several activities in July, including free admission for veterans on Independence Day, additional admission days on Tuesdays during Saratoga's racing season, and a variety of programs. Show-and-Tell a Good Story July 15, 1 p.m. | Grant Cottage tour guide Steve Trimm will share stories related to his collection of Civil War and U.S. Grant memorabilia. Grant Remembrance Day July 22, 1 p.m. | It has become a tradition at Grant Cottage to mark the somber occasion of the anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant's death by recreating the Grant family circle and allowing those who loved him most to speak about Grant.

Grant’s “Write Hand Man” July 24, 1 p.m. | Steve Trimm will discuss Noble Dawson, the stenographer who became Grant's indispensable aide and friend, and Camp Ford, Texas, the prison camp where he was imprisoned. Winsor Brown French, the Soldier, the Lawyer, the Man July 29, 1 p.m. | Engaging storyteller Gloria May will explain how Winsor French's accomplishments are still part of Saratoga today and what part he played in Grant’s funeral on Mount McGregor Bonus Tuesday It Began with Danny Ammen July 31, 1 p.m. | Tour guide Steve Trimm invites you to hear the epic tale of Admiral Ammen, the childhood friend who saved Grant's life. For more information visit

On July 21 at 11 a.m., David Fiske will lead a walking tour at the Ballston Spa Village Cemetery sponsored by the Ballston Area History Roundtable. During the one-hour tour, participants will view the grave sites of some important industrialists

Fiske tells their stories. Among the individuals highlighted will be some early industrialists, such as Isaiah Blood and George West. Also included will be more recent business people, notably Donald K. Stewart, the founder of the local

convenience store chain. Parking at the cemetery is limited; attendees are encouraged to park in the lot of the county complex on West High Street in Ballston Spa. For more information visit

Saratoga Auto Museum to Host Drive-In Consignment Day SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Automobile Museum (SAM) has announced that it will host a drive-in consignment day at the museum on July 14 to promote the upcoming second annual Saratoga Auto Auction taking place this September. From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. prospective consignors

will have the opportunity to meet in-person with the auction team to discuss consigning their vehicle for the auction. Should the prospective consignor and the auction team decide the vehicle will be part of the auction, the auction team will work with the consignor to estimate an auction value range

for the vehicle, take professional photographs on-site, and execute a consignment contract with the auction. Appointments for the drive-in consignment day are not required, but are encouraged by either e-mailing jeff.whiteside@ or by calling 518-587-1935, ext. 22.



Social Galas:

July 30 - August 11

FASHIONABLE FILLIES LUNCHEON WHEN: Monday, July 30 WHERE: Saratoga National Golf Club WHY: Benefit The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation and Shelters of Saratoga. ATTIRE: Summer Semi-Formal, Hats/Fascinators recommended TICKET COST: $150 per person TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit

HEALTH, HORSES & MAKING HISTORY WHEN: Tuesday, July 31 at 6 p.m. WHERE: The National Museum of Dance WHY: Led by the Second Chance Sports and the Learning League, come support our veterans and active military that need our assistance and select nonprofits that need help. Featuring professional musicians, a

“tasting” from several of the area’s best restaurants/caterers, dancing, live and silent auctions, raffles and possibly a rescue adoption event for the MohawkHudson animal shelter. TICKET COST: $125 per person TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit

SARATOGA HOSPITAL’S 36th ANNUAL SUMMER GALA: HAVANA NIGHTS WHEN: Wednesday, August 1 at 6 p.m. WHERE: The Polo Meadow at Saratoga Casino Hotel WHY: The Saratoga Hospital Gala is is a major source of support for the Saratoga Hospital’s Saratoga Community Health Center. ATTIRE: Summer Semi-Formal TICKET COST: $175 per person, $125 junior attendee (21-35) TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit

9th ANNUAL AFTER THE RACE COCKTAIL PARTY WHEN: Sunday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Saratoga National Golf Club WHY: A celebration in honor of our retired Thoroughbreds. ATTIRE: “Clubhouse” TICKET COST: $100 per person TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit oldfriendsatcabincreek. com/upcoming-events

CROQUET ON THE GREEN: AMATEUR TOURNAMENT & GOLF PARTY WHEN: Tuesday, August 7 at 3 p.m. WHERE: Gavin Park WHY: Benefit AIM Services, Inc. in support of the power of potential in people of diverse abilities. The tournament consists of teams of two and is open to all ages, abilities, and skill. Enjoy on-site cigar rolling from Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe, martini and bubbly tastings from Specialty Wines and More, catering by Deliciously Different Specialty Items, music, and special raffles throughout the event.

Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018 ATTIRE: Summer Semi-Formal, Hats/Fascinators recommended TICKET COST: $50 to play Croquet and attend Garden Party; $40 to only attend Garden Party TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit events/croquet

THE SIZZLING HOT PINK SARATOGA HAT LUNCHEON WHEN: Thursday, August 9 WHERE: Saratoga Race Course WHY: Benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Enjoy a cocktail reception, luncheon, and boutique shopping. ATTIRE: Summer Semi-Formal, Hats/Fascinators recommended TICKET COST: Underwriter (includes table of 10 and acknowledgement) - $5,000; Benefactor (includes table of 10) - $2,500; Tiara - $1,000; Fascinator - $500; Beret - $300; Pink Ribbon Hat - $200 TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit saratoga-sizzling-hot-pink-hatluncheon-2018-2

41st ANNUAL MUSEUM BALL WHEN: Friday, August 10 WHERE: The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame WHY: Enjoy cocktails and dinner benefitting the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. ATTIRE: Black tie TICKET COST: $500 (invitation only) TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit or call 518-584-0400, ext. 107

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DANCE GALA WHEN: Saturday, August 11 WHERE: The National Museum of Dance WHY: The annual gala is the National Museum od Dance’s largest fundraiser and the highlight of the Saratoga’s summer season. ATTIRE: Black tie TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit or call 518-584-2225



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PROPOSED ADIRONDACK AQUATIC CENTER SEEKS DONOR SUPPORT by Marissa Gonzalez Saratoga TODAY MALTA — On July 2 the proposed Adirondack Aquatic Center (AAC) updated the Malta Town Board on the project’s progress and unveiled a promotional video. In attendance was Vincent DeLucia, Supervisor for Town of Malta, the Malta Town Board, Kara Haraden, President of Adirondack Aquatic Center and Mike Relyea, Vice President, Adirondack Aquatic Center. The proposed project will be built off Route 67 in Malta. The multi-use, year-round facility will hold four pools, including a 50-meter Olympic-size pool, of varying lengths, depths and temperatures for diverse swim programs that include learning to

swim, exercise and rehabilitation, as well as training and competition. Plans also include spectator seating, classroom areas, meeting rooms, aquatic-focused exercise and weight room, studio/ multi-purpose area, pro shop, concessions area and locker rooms. “I’m in very strong support of it,” Vincent DeLucia said, Supervisor for the Town of Malta. “Not only would it provide great opportunity for not only life-saving skills and recreation, and tremendous competition throughout the Northeast, but it would have a dramatic positive economic impact in the entire area. Not just the Town of Malta but certainly the county of Saratoga and even the entire Capital District region. When you have college and high school swim competitions

throughout the year, many of the people are coming from great distances and they would generally stay in the area, as far away as Albany, Schenectady, probably even Glens Falls and so forth,” he added. Adirondack Aquatic Center is a nonprofit organization that was founded to fill a need for yearround aquatic services that address the health, wellness, recreation, safety, competition and training needs of the local residents, communities and organizations. According to DeLucia, who’s been in talks with representatives from the AAC for nearly two-anda-half years, the next closest aquatic center similar to the one proposed, is Greensboro, North Carolina. He added that representatives from Greensboro Aquatic Center said that in the first year, the economic

Renderings of the proposed Adirondack Aquatic Center. Image provided.

impact in that entire region was close to 40 million dollars. “Now that doesn’t mean that could be guaranteed here but it is certainly a pretty good point,” DeLucia said. The Adirondack Aquatic Center continues to attain fiscal support for the proposed 80,000-square-foot indoor aquatic

facility. So far, Adirondack Aquatic Center has secured $2 million of the estimated $22 million needed to build the aquatic center. In the meantime the AAC continues to seek support from donors. “They’re moving well in that direction. They’re close to closing in,” he added.

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PITNEY MEADOWS COMMUNITY FARM CONTINUES TO FLOURISH by Marissa Gonzalez Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — In the last year, the community’s beloved Pitney Meadows Community Farm has made a lot of changes. Since this time last July, the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens have become an official Monarch way station, created a large “Grandparent’s Garden,” started a reading and gardening Saturday program for children, increased the number of plots and now has more than 70 gardeners growing fresh healthy food in their gardens. “It’s truly amazing. People who visit the gardens can’t believe it is only one year old,” said garden director Natalie Walsh, crediting the community of gardeners that has made the difference. “They aren’t just tending their plots, but also are interested in learning organic gardening techniques, engaging children in the gardens, and extending a hand to each other and to the Saratoga community at large. It truly is a community in the gardens,” she added. Last year the Community Gardens had 50 spaces available. This year, there are 72 beds. “We are working to respond to what the community wants. When gardeners asked for bigger spaces, we offered them,” Walsh said. Gardeners pay to lease the space for the season and the costs vary according to plot size. In addition, Walsh added flowerbeds to draw pollinators such as butterflies, bees and beneficial insects. Of particular interest was offering habitat to Monarch butterflies whose populations have been in decline across the United States. In the community gardens, a large garden was installed and planted with butterfly plants that have different bloom periods and provide nectar throughout the summer and into the fall. The milkweed provides the Monarch caterpillar with its only food source. Engaging the community is a goal for Walsh, who traveled

over 13,000 miles last winter talking to community gardeners across the country. This year, the gardens offer programs for adults as well as children. “We were fortunate to have two community gardeners interested in working with children. One is Faye Mihuta, a reading teacher, and the other is Jess Clauser, an artist. Together they designed a reading program that meets once a week and is followed by an art or garden project,” Walsh said. The reading program is free. The art or garden project costs $5 per child and includes activities including learning how to make jam, making art and learning how to plant and care for seeds. The program, which is held every Saturday morning starting at 9:30 a.m., has been very well-received as have the adult programs on topics such as growing tomatoes. Also on Saturday mornings, Walsh will lead a gardening class for participants to walk around the gardens and discuss any issues, problems and receive tips from Walsh, who is a master gardener and holds a horticulture degree from SUNY Cobleskill. The garden also saw the construction of a beautiful cedar pergola that was donated in memory of the late Charlotte Justin by her family and built by local craftsman Rich Torkelson and his son Arik. The grandmother’s gardens were funded with a grant from the Soroptimists and multiple private donors who also purchased furniture for the space. In addition, the popular sunflower house has also been expanded. A sunflower house is an enclosed space that has “walls” of sunflowers. Other organizations include the Waldorf school that illustrated signs for the butterfly garden, Saratoga Bridges who care for their own plot and help water others, Franklin Community Center, the Saratoga Senior Center, Saratoga Transitional Services, Saratoga Catholic Central, the Girl Scouts and the high school. That will also be the day

the sunflowers in the annual sunflower contest will be measured for height and size of bloom. The biggest in each category will receive a prize. Last year, 26 people entered, this year there are 60 participants. “There no doubt the garden is growing,” she added. “If you haven’t visited, come by on a Thursday or Saturday morning and I’ll show you around and tell you what we have planned for next year,” Walsh said. For more information visit the website: www.pitneymeadows Photo provided.



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Plans Underway to honor David Cassidy with Memorial Race at Saratoga

8.18.18 by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — David Cassidy famously traveled the globe yet maintained Saratoga as his favorite place in the world. Plans are underway to honor the popular singer and actor this summer with a special memorial race at Saratoga Race Course, according to former Cassidy girlfriend Maura Rossi. Plans call for the memorial race to be held Saturday, Aug. 18 – a day that will also feature the Alabama Stakes race and which was among Cassidy’s favorite days to attend during the summer meet, Rossi said.

Cassidy — best known for his portrayal of Keith Partridge in the early 1970s television sitcom “The Partridge Family,” as well as for a series of chartmaking hits during the same era, passed away last November at the age of 67. His passion for equines frequently brought him to Saratoga, where he bought his first yearling and where in 2001 he purchased a home. The specific Cassidy memorial non-stakes race will be determined in the days leading up to the Aug. 18 date. Rossi, who reached out to the New York Racing Association to name the race, said she is also coordinating a schedule for the winner of the race to be given

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a trophy in Cassidy’s honor, as well as for fans and friends of the singer to be able to have their picture taken in the Winner’s Circle. A Facebook page related to

the event has been posted at: davidcassidymemorialrace. Cassidy has an ardent fan base. Samantha Cox, one of Cassidy’s fans, coordinated from her home in Indiana a successful social media effort shortly after the singer’s death that raised in excess of $2,500 to have placed a memorial bench in Cassidy’s honor at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Cox also initiated a “Celebration of David Cassidy’s Life,” event that was staged in Saratoga Springs on May 20 and drew fans to the local community from across the world. Cox has since said she plans to stage an

annual event celebrating Cassidy’s legacy every May 20 in the Spa City. Meanwhile, a David Cassidy Tribute Concert – featuring members of Cassidy’s band – will take place 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Horseshoe Inn, located at 9 Gridley Ave., in Saratoga Springs, and will benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. Tickets to the concert are available via the TRF website at: david-cassidy-band-special-guests.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Unites hosts a positive progressive political picnic at Orenda Pavilion in the Saratoga Spa State Park on Sunday, July 22. The event features the talk “Remaining Positive in these Challenging Times” by Beth Sabo Novik at 10:30 a.m.; Sarah Jaffe, investigative journalist and author of the book “Necessary Trouble,” will discuss media overload in a

time of political upheaval at 1:30 p.m., and Yoga with Beth Mausert takes place at 3 p.m. Register at, but programming is free. Saratoga Unites, Inc. is a community organization dedicated to uniting groups and individuals to uphold democratic values and advocate for equal rights, equal opportunity, a healthy environment, and a more peaceful world.

Meetings at City Hall MONDAY, JULY 16 City Council Pre-Agenda Meeting | 9:30 a.m. Planning Board Workshop | 5 p.m.

TUESDAY, JULY 17 City Council Full Meeting | 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 Design Review Commission Meeting | 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, JULY 19 Charter Review Commission Workshop | 9 a.m. Planning Board Meeting | 6 p.m.

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TOWN OF BALLSTON 219 Westside Dr., $500,000. Nicole Evers sold property to David MacRae, Jr. and Meera Tandon. 16 Jacob St., $235,000. Daniel and Brittany LaDue sold property to Ryan and Mary Travis. 15 Sherman Way, $334,000. Jan and Jennifer Van de Carr sold property to Nancy Langford and Jason Tuczynski. 455 Devils Lane, $150,000. Lynn Deming (as Trustee and Beneficiary), Sally Jenkins (as Beneficiary) and Kenneth Deming (as Beneficiary) sold property to David and Madaline Jenkins. 401 Devils Lane, $75,000. Donald and Michele Rhodes sold property to Bordeau Builders Inc. 401 Devils Lane, $384,371. Bordeau Builders Inc. sold property to Kimberly and Christopher Dempsey.

MALTA 38 Village Circle South, $480,869. Belmonte Properties LLC sold property to Michael and Theresa Schweigert. 9 Asbury Ave., $182,000. Natalie Boburka sold property to Christopher Nerf. 74 Blue Spruce Lane, $298,900. Robert and Isabelle Lunden sold property to James and Kim Cooper. 77 Knapp Rd., $88,000. Jack Development Group LLC sold property to Catherine Marrano and Vincent Saracco. 21 Cooper Ridge Dr., $90,000. Abele Builders Inc. sold property to Abele Homes LLC. 21 Cooper Ridge Dr., $401,635. Abele Homes LLC sold property to John and Patricia Delnegro. 17 Glade Mallow Rd., $255,000. Robert and Pamela Hayes sold property to Joan Pawling. 53 Yachtsman Way, $535,930. Malta Land Company LLC sold property to Alex Villanueva and Michelle Johnson.


SARATOGA SPRINGS 30 Saratoga Circle, $433,000. Mary Carr sold property to Amy Deluca. 4 Annie Dr., $575,000. Blitman Saratoga LLC sold property to Alexander Davis. 41 Webster St., $445,000. Richard and Barbara Haner sold property to Derek and Brynya Ablamsky. 218 Washington St., $257,653. Helen Atwell sold property to Karen and Daniel Hamel, Jr. 20 Joseph St., $195,000. Joseph Street Saratoga LLC sold property to Stephen and Lana MacCormack. 12 Ward St., $419,000. Brandon and Erika Ture sold property to Weston Patrick. 43 Cliffside Dr., $955,000. SM Realty of Saratoga LLC sold property to Robert and Suzanne Reynen. 12 Doggetts Coat Pl., $480,200. Richard Donlan (as Trustee) sold property to Glenn and Heather Barrett.

10 Lakeview Rd., $320,000. William McClune sold property to Stephen and Patricia Porto. 2 Chloe’s Way, $537,413. McKenzie Estates of Saratoga Springs, LLC sold property to Kevin Maloy and Kathryn Shelton. 7 Royal Henley Court, $654,400. Stephen and Kelly Fox sold property to Eric Fahlborg. 12 Ruggles Rd., $958,000. Judith Dore sold property to Justin Caramiciu and Lucile Campbell DeCock.

WILTON 5 Thistle Rd., $337,500. Natalie Darrow sold property to Remus Preda and Lisa Randles. 35 Worth Rd., $272,500. Linda Munro sold property to 35 Worth LLC. 13 Melanie Dr., $347,000. Fred and Patricia Bull sold property to Kevin and Tara Newell. 9 Wellington Dr., $425,000. Adrian and Melissa Balch (as Trustees) sold property to Laura Schaefer and Mark Kotary.

4 Cardiff Circle, $265,000. Tra Tom Development Inc. sold property to Christopher and Sarah Landers and Thomas and Jude Catlin.

15 25 Donegal Way, $425,000. Jacqueline Gacek sold property to Thomas and Nancy Keleher.

5 Saw Mill Court, $448,256. Smith Bridge LLC sold property to Yi Wang.

14 White Birch Lane, $285,000. Long and My Nguyen sold property to Steven Gueci and Alana Gorman.

5 Shawnee Court, $347,500. Jason and Karen Marcello sold property to David and Brooke Meyer.

9 Hudson Ave., $227,000. Joyce Kugler sold property to Elacia and Donald Harple.



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BATTERY PLANT CHARGES UP LOCAL ECONOMY Megawatt Battery Storage Project in Saratoga County


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GALWAY — Village Pizzeria celebrated their 30 year anniversary with a pig roast and party on Saturday, July 7. A few hundred people attended the event and everyone left with a full stomach and a smile on their face.

as importantly, the facility will provide clean energy to enhance power grid performance and reliability, addressing the needs of advanced technology companies, including GlobalFoundries, and promoting further economic and job growth in Saratoga County. “So the installation is going to be on a fenced gravel yard that is probably going to be about one acre,” said Key Capture Energy Chief Development Officer Dan Fitzgerald. “The way the batteries are set up is using lithium ion technology and the cells of the batteries are put into racks, which are put into modules, which are put into the big containers. So it’s really a series of many smaller cells in racks and modules within the containers,” he added. According to Fitzgerald the project will be completely built and operational by the end of January in 2019 and is private equity backed. Fitzgerald also noted that the installation at Luther Forest will be situated behind natural land rises and tucked away behind trees so it will not be visible to the naked eye.

Key Capture Energy is an energy storage development company focused on becoming the leading east-coast independent developer for utility-scale battery storage projects being responsive to needs of an intermittent grid. Key Capture identifies opportune locations, sites, develops, deploys and operates energy storage systems. The KCE NY 1 facility will address a growing reality in energy generation and delivery. As more large-scale renewable energy projects come online, and intermittent resources are added to the energy mix, it is becoming increasingly important to find ways to keep the electrical grid stable. Energy storage can play a significant role in helping to integrate renewables into the grid while maintaining grid stability, as well as providing firm energy output during periods of peak usage, which prevents system outages during

extreme weather conditions. The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership announced on July 5 that it has secured incentives to enable Key Capture Energy LLC to build the battery storage facility. The Saratoga Partnership will rebate its share of IDA fees, estimated at $33,750, to Key Capture Energy to provide additional savings to the company. “The Saratoga Partnership is delighted to assist Key Capture Energy in developing this project, which will serve as an important economic driver for Saratoga County,” said Marty Vanags, President of the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership. “In better enabling green energy, creating direct jobs, and supporting job growth at companies in Saratoga County, this project exemplifies a long-term, sustainable approach to economic development,” Vangas said.

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Saratoga Partnership Promotes Saratoga County at SEMICON West 2018 MALTA — The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership ramped up efforts to market Saratoga County to the worldwide semiconductor industry during SEMICON West 2018, the flagship U.S. event for connecting the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Saratoga Partnership President Marty Vanags and Vice President Shelby Schneider met face-to-face with top executives and leading professionals from microelectronics manufacturing, supplier and partner companies and organizations throughout Semicon West 2018, which was held July 10 through 12 in San Francisco. The meetings offer opportunities to discuss the assets and advantages of Saratoga County, including its location as the home of GlobalFoundries.

10th Annual Taste of Malta MALTA — The 10th annual Taste of Malta event, presented and sponsored by the Malta Business and Professional Association (MBPA) and hosted by Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART in Malta, will take place on July 17. A variety of Malta area restaurants will be serving samples of their best fare at this year’s Taste of Malta. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. There will be a 50/50

raffle, an ‘Adirondack Fundraising Tree’ and a Grand Prize. Tickets are available online or at the door. Proceeds from the event will support the Ballston Spa Partnership for Innovation in Education Fund and local businesses through MBPA events. Through business and individual sponsorships and donations, entrance fees to the event, and funds raised from raffles held at the event, the MBPA has been able to give over $22,000 to the fund which supports several Ballston Spa Central School District’s most innovative initiatives. For more information visit

Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company Commemorating 30th Anniversary SARATOGA SPRINGS — From July 6 through July 13, Saratoga National Bank is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company is inviting members of the community to stop by its main office, located at 171 South Broadway in Saratoga Springs for free refreshments. The celebration, which is open to the public, will take place during regular business hours, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The bank is hosting the event as a way to thank residents and businesses for embracing it as part of the community. Opened July 1, 1988, the bank has since expanded its footprint, now with 10

BUSINESS BRIEFS 17 full-service branches. In the last four years, Saratoga National Bank has opened offices in Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties, as it continues to expand across the Capital Region. For more information visit

Glens Falls Hospital Announces Expansion to Surgical Services GLENS FALLS — On June 28 Glens Falls Hospital announced a major expansion in surgical services for the region, including significant growth of Surgical Specialists of Glens Falls Hospital, as well as an additional physician practice location and two new surgical suites within the existing hospital. A total of 11 surgeons will join together as the surgical specialists of Glens Falls Hospital, with future plans to relocate to 14 Hudson in Glens Falls. Gregory Tillou, MD was the first surgeon to join Surgical Specialists of Glens Falls Hospital in September 2017. Tillou will be joining together with five general surgeons from the privately-owned, Glens Falls-based practice, Baywood Surgical Associates, who will also become employed providers of Glens Falls Hospital. In addition to general surgery, Glens Falls Hospital plans to further expand surgical specialists by integrating three existing Glens Falls Hospital physician practices, the Center for Lung and Chest Surgery,

Adirondack Urology, and Orthopedic Specialists of Glens Falls to the Surgical Specialists team. These providers include Louis DeCunzo, MD, a Thoracic Surgeon; Vincent Cooper, MD, Harry Slatch, MD and Kari Sudfeld, FNP, Urologists; and Thomas Varney, MD and Jordan Haskins, RPA-C, Orthopedics. All six providers from the Center for Lung and Chest Surgery, Adirondack Urology, and Orthopedic Specialists of Glens Falls as well as Dr. Gregory Tillou, are already employed providers of Glens Falls Hospital.

Plans are underway to create integrated and advanced physician practice space for the expanded Surgical Specialist group within 14 Hudson in Glens Falls. Glens Falls Hospital is leasing roughly 26,000-square-feet of the newly constructed Bonacio building adjacent to the hospital’s Emergency Department. Split between the first and second floor, this new location for the hospital will include modern, state-of-theart, specialty physician practice space. Interior construction of the new office is expected to start this summer.

18 Saratoga Independent School Announces Summer Tour Dates

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Independent School has announced summer tour dates for prospective parents and students. SIS is currently accepting applications for all grades, PreK through Middle School. Tour dates, all starting at 10 a.m., are scheduled for: Thursday, July 19 Tuesday, July 24 Thursday, August 2 Wednesday, August 8 Tuesday, August 14 Thursday, August 23 Or prospective parents can contact SIS to schedule a personal tour at 518-583-0841. For additional information, please visit our website at

EDUCATION BRIEFS Schuylerville Central School Alumni Banquet SCHUYLERVILLE — Schuylerville Central School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the American Legion, Clancy St., Schuylerville from 6 to 11 p.m. Music by DJ Andy Jennings. $30 per person. Contact Pat Temple at 518-3382329 or e-mail patty61349@ for tickets.

Ballston Spa Announces New Wood Road Elementary School Principal

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BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa Board of Education is scheduled to appoint Mr. Anders Rasmussen as the new Wood

Road Elementary School (WRES) Principal on July 11, 2018. “Mr. Rasmussen was selected from a strong pool of candidates and proved to be uniquely qualified to lead our largest elementary school,” indicated Interim Superintendent Denise Jones. The candidates were interviewed by a team of representatives of the Wood Road community who recommended him as one of two finalists to the Superintendent. Mr. Rasmussen, who has been with the district since 2012, currently serves as Assistant Principal at Ballston Spa High School. Prior to his service in the Ballston Spa schools, he held administrative positions at the Greenville School District and he was an English teacher and coach at Ichabod Crane Middle School. Mr. Rasmussen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from University at Albany, and both a Master’s Degree in Education and Administrative Certification from The College of St. Rose. He holds New York State Certification as a School Building Leader. “I am truly honored for the opportunity to take the reins as Principal at Wood Road

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Elementary School,” indicated Mr. Rasmussen. Further, “I can’t wait to start meeting all the students and their families. I look forward to learning more about the great programs there and working with the faculty and staff to continue the tradition of excellence at Wood Road.” He is currently completing his leadership role at BSHS as Assistant Principal. The Wood Road Elementary School currently has over 500 students enrolled in grades K-5. His appointment as Principal will begin on July 16, 2018. Mr. Rasmussen currently resides in Clifton Park with his wife, Cheryl, and their four children.

Cody Conley Selected as Assistant Principal at Saratoga Springs High School SARATOGA SPRINGS — Cody Conley, vice principal at Lake George Junior-Senior High School, has been appointed as an assistant principal at Saratoga Springs High School. Mr. Conley will replace Timothy Harris who is leaving to become an assistant principal at Maple Avenue Middle

School. The appointment is effective August 1. “All of the stakeholders who were involved in the interview process were impressed with Mr. Conley’s leadership experiences and his strong curriculum and instruction background,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Patton. “Mr. Conley brings a wealth of experience and is very excited to begin working closely with our high school students, staff, parents, and administrative team,” said Patton. Mr. Conley has spent the past eight years working at Lake George Junior-Senior High School as the vice principal. Prior to that, he served as an elementary teacher and as the 21st Century Community Learning Center Director in the Glens Falls City School District. Mr. Conley earned a bachelor’s degree in special education / elementary education from Plattsburgh State University in 2000 and a master’s degree in literacy from University at Albany in 2005. He holds a permanent certificate from New York State as a school district administrator, a teacher for pre-k, kindergarten, grades 1-6, and special education. In addition, he holds a professional certificate from New York State in literacy.



Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018


New Preschool Opening in Ballston Spa

by Megin Potter for Saratoga TODAY UTTER WORDS like “healthy” or “organic” when offering meals to young kids and groans often follow. Food can be an especially hard fight with picky preschoolers. Instead of battling bad eating habits, when a local daycare center reinvented kid’s favorite foods with nutritious alternatives, the kids (and their parents) couldn’t have been happier. “We eat as clean and healthy as we can – it’s a way of life. Being active outside as much as we

can is also very important,” said Ashley Tyler, owner of Jumper Bean Daycare in Ballston Spa. After caring for children ages 8 months to 5-years-old in a full-day, year-round homey environment for five years, she is now opening Jumper Bean Preschool. “We have a big yard, the ability to have raised garden beds, a playset and a great location on Geyser Road,” said Tyler. Positive Reinforcement Outdoors, the children are encouraged to run through an obstacle course, climb the rock wall or enjoy free-play. “We don’t ever cut outside time – it’s always a necessity unless the weather is extreme,” said Tyler. The Jumper Bean Preschool building was originally a home, then served as an office and has now been converted into a fullservice preschool with a kitchen, fenced-in yard (to restrict access to the busy road) and a security system that includes indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras. There is also a fire detection system and fire and shelter-in-place drills will be practiced monthly. Going beyond the facility itself, safety is reinforced with a 7:1 student to staff ratio that allows for guided social interactions. If behavior dictates intervention, Jumper Bean staff work with children to correct and prevent future issues. Fueling fun with safe food choices is a hallmark of Jumper Bean’s hands-on, healthy, active and organic educational philosophy. Voicing a Choice Learning how food is grown and empowering children with choices helps the healthy stuff go down smoothly.

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“Food is not a reward or a punishment. If they don’t like what we’re serving, they can choose something else. Your child won’t go hungry here,” said Tyler. Organic peanut butter, meats and cheeses make sandwiches served on whole wheat bread a healthier alternative to standard school fare found elsewhere.

Sourcing food from local farms including Battenkill Valley Creamery and Denison Farms ensures it’s fresh and in-season. Through the Tadpoles app, parents get daily updates from their children’s teacher on what their kids are eating, photos of their activities and other communication to ensure the most beneficial experience for all. “There’s more out there than just big centers. We abide by the

same regulations and standards as the centers with hundreds of kids but our education isn’t institutionalized,” said Tyler. Jumper Bean Preschool, 441 Geyser Road, will be having a Ribbon Cutting ceremony July 21st at 11a.m. followed by an open house. Another open house is scheduled for August 11th from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, go to www.

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by Katherine Morna Towne for Saratoga TODAY

“Mothering Boys” FOURTEEN YEARS AGO, I was exactly this much pregnant with my firstborn. He was due on September 23, and this baby is due September 25, so every bit of this pregnancy has occurred in the same seasons as the first time I was pregnant. It’s been pretty weird—a lot of déjà vu, triggered by things like the melting snow in early spring (I was immediately brought back to my morning-sick days of my first trimester with my first baby … not the best memory when I was enduring the morningsick days of my first trimester with this baby) and desperately trying not to melt in the hot summer (I remember sitting right in front of the air conditioner when I was pregnant with my first, and I’ve found myself doing the same this summer, especially during those brutally hot days of last week). One of the craziest things about thinking back to fourteen years ago and how hard I thought it was is how amazing this summer has been so far, and how vastly easier. Since school has gotten out, my almost-fourteen-year-old (that wee babe that was kicking in my belly fourteen years ago like this little one is doing now) has created a list of cleaning projects around the house that he’d like to

tackle. He discussed them with me, and I’ve added/edited where needed, and in the first two weeks since school let out he emptied our van (which had been like a traveling department store— clothes and towels, cups and bowls everywhere) and swept it out until it looked like it did the day we got it. He “deep cleaned” (his words) our guest bathroom until it sparkled. He helped move the couches in the TV room to sweep out underneath, then took all the cushions off the sectional and vacuumed it all out. He dismantled our old broken crib to make way for the new one. He took everything out of the toy closet, vacuumed it out, then put everything back in neatly. He’s nearly done deep cleaning our front room, and has his sights set on the back porch and the upstairs as well. He’s muscle when I need it, carrying heavy things up and down the stairs as if they were nothing (as a side note, isn’t it amazing watching a teenage boy become strong and know his strength? I always think it’s like superheroes when they first realize they have power. Like Peter Parker marveling at his new abilities and delighting in testing them out). In short, my oldest boy is a dream come true.

While my oldest is the one I’ve been most struck by, his brothers aren’t far behind. My soonto-be twelve-year-old assumes responsibility for as many grocery bags as he can fit on his arms (a lot!) when we get home from the grocery store, *without me asking*! “I got them, Mom,” he’ll say, and takes pride in getting all the bags in the house in as few trips as possible. You moms of littles will understand what a huge help this is! My ten-year-old has been unbuckling the straps of my four-year-old’s car seat for me, so I don’t have to heave myself in the van to do it. You moms who are heavily pregnant will understand what a huge help this is! Upon hearing me rave about how helpful my big boys are being, a friend of mine, whose kids are older than mine, said, “Ah, yes, you have hit that magical age of the older kids being able to ‘do.’ It is amazing.” Truly, this summer of being seven, eight, and nine months pregnant with six other children feels easier than that summer fourteen years ago, when all I had to do was care for myself and my in-utero baby, and it’s definitely infinitely easier than when all of my boys were small (even when there were several less of them).

I know this sounds crazy, but it’s true! Add into that that at least half of them can basically care for themselves on a consistent basis—take their own showers, brush their own teeth, make their own meals, get their own selves in and out of bathing suits—and mama, this is one terrific summer. All this to say, if you only have small children, your day is

coming! It’ll be here before you know it! I hope you’re all enjoying your summer! Kate and her husband have six sons ages 13, 11, 10, 8, 6, and 4; they’re expecting their seventh baby in the fall. Follow her at www., or email her at




Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018

SENIOR CALENDAR… Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs • 518-584-1621

2018 Events Extended Hours & New Classes!

coleslaw, and a roll and butter. Bulk orders are available for orders of 20 or more. Valet service will also be available. Call the Center to buy your tickets now at 518-584-1621.

2018 Excursions Presented by Collette




Three Vines To-Go Dinners, 5 - 6:30 p.m. $12.50/dinner. A portion of every dinner sold goes directly to support the Center. Call the Center at 518-584-1621 to order. Pick-up between 5 and 6:30 p.m. 7/24: Penne Vodka 7/31: Eggplant Parm with Penne

Farmers’ Market Coupons, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. OFA will be here to distribute Farmers’ Market coupons. If you have any questions, please contact OFA at 518-884-4100.

Oct. 4 - Oct. 10 • $3,399


Oct. 31 - Nov. 10 • $4,159

WEDNESDAYS IN JULY 9 Miles East, 10:55 - 11:20 a.m. A convenient local weekly meal delivery service offered here at the Center. Healthy, delicious food including vegan and gluten-free options. Stop in to pick-up lunch or dinner to go!

FRIDAY, JULY 13 Movie: “Wonder Woman,” 1 p.m. $3/Members, $5/Non-Members Popcorn included. “Wonder Woman” starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and Robin Wright. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

TUESDAY, JULY 17 Brooks BBQ, 4 - 6:30 p.m. Brooks BBQ delicious staples will be on sale to support the Saratoga Senior Center and the Saratoga Children’s Theatre. Menu consists of: Chicken dinner for $12 and Rib dinner for $14. Dinners come with baked potato,

Movie: “Molly’s Game,” 1 p.m. $3/Members, $5/Non-Members Popcorn included. “Molly’s Game” starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, and Michael Cera. The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

Multi-Day Bus Trips [Open to the Public] Presented by by Diamond Tours


7 days, 6 nights • $815 October 14 - 20 Trip Highlights: 10 meals, 6 breakfasts, 4 dinners, the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg, dinner cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk, admission to the Nauticus and Battleship Wisconsin, and more! $75 deposit due by June 16.

Prague, Vienna and Budapest Sept. 3 - Sept. 13 • $3,859


Dec. 1 - Dec. 9 • $2,899


Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans Dec. 7 - Dec. 14 • $3,199


March 13 - 19, 2019 • $3,599


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


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

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3 TIPS for Preventing


Heat-Related Illness

by Kevy Smith for Saratoga TODAY WITH SUMMER now in full swing and temperatures averaging in the 80’s and 90’s in recent weeks, it seems like the perfect time to discuss heatrelated illnesses and how to prevent them. As temperature and humidity rise, it becomes more difficult for your body to regulate its internal temperature. If your body is not able to release enough heat efficiently, it could lead to some serious and potentially lifethreatening conditions. Heat-related illness refers to a number of ailments that can result from exposure to high temperatures and humidity and the body’s inability to cope with such extreme conditions. This group of illnesses includes dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Over 600 heat-related deaths happen each year. Heat-related illnesses however are preventable, so it is important to know the signs, risk factors and how to prevent them.


STAY COOL • Wear appropriate clothing. Choose lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting apparel. • Schedule outdoor activities in the morning or evening when it’s coolest outside. Try to stay in the shade and avoid direct sun exposure. Wear sunscreen!

• Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If you don’t have air-conditioning at home, visit the local shopping mall, public library or other establishments with airconditioning. Even a few hours spent in air-conditioning can help regulate body temperature and make it easier to cope when you return to the heat. • Do NOT leave children, seniors or pets in a car. Even if the windows are cracked, a car can reach dangerously high temperatures in a matter of minutes.


STAY HYDRATED • Drink lots of fluids throughout the day. If you wait until you’re thirsty to drink, you’ve waited too long. Sweating is an essential coping mechanism for regulating body temperature in warmer weather. So it is important to stay hydrated in order to allow this to happen and to replenish the fluids that are lost through this process. • Replace electrolytes. In addition to losing water, sweating also releases a large amount of salt and minerals from our bodies so it is important to replace these vital electrolytes. • Avoid drinks that dehydrate such as coffee, cocktails and sodas. Caffeine, alcohol, and sugar can all lead to dehydration.


STAY INFORMED • Check your local news for weather forecasts and extreme heat alerts. • Monitor those at high risk. Although anyone can suffer from heat-related illness at any time, some are at greater risk than others. Adults over the age of 65 should be checked on at least twice per day. Infants and children should be closely monitored at all times.

Other risk factors include obesity, prescription drug use, heart disease, poor circulation and mental illness. • Know the signs and symptoms. Excessive sweating, increased body temperature, muscle pain or spasm, headache, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, tiredness or weakness, confusion, loss of consciousness are all warning signs of potentially

life-threatening conditions. If you recognize any of these signs, stop all activity, get to a cool place and seek medical help immediately. Dr. Kevy Smith is a chiropractor in Saratoga Springs providing non-surgical treatment of spinal disorders and sports-related injuries. For more information please visit or call 518-597-2064.




Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018

2018 Mid-Year Economic Update

by Stephen Kyne, Partner, Sterling Manor Financial for Saratoga TODAY WE’VE JUST CLOSED the books on the second quarter, and what a ride it’s been. Let’s take look back at the first half of 2018, and what we think lies ahead for the economy as we begin the third quarter. The economy continues to grow at a faster than expected pace, having been revised up from initial first quarter estimates, and we expect good news when initial Q2 reports are issued in a few weeks. Many economists estimate that second quarter growth could exceed a 5 percent annualized rate, which would mark an impressive improvement over the slow growth we’ve experienced for most of this bull market. Corporate earnings continue to exceed expectations, and guidance so far seems to indicate this rate of growth will

only accelerate as we continue through the year. The first major company to report Q2 earnings will be Alcoa (AA), on July 18, and then we’re off to the races! Inflation is not expected to be a problem this year. In some corners, there is fear that increasing wages will necessarily drive inflation higher. While this may eventually come to fruition, it has not yet – at least not in any meaningful way. Some inflation, perhaps counterintuitively, is fundamentally good for the economy. When we expect goods and services to be more expensive tomorrow than they are today, we make purchases today, which means inventories need to be replenished, which puts people to work and gives them money to spend on the things they want and need. Without some inflation, the economy stagnates. The Fed increased interest rates again in June, as expected. This is being done for two reasons. First, interest rates are one of the primary levers the Fed has to help buoy the economy during a recession. With interest rates so low for so long, the Fed was missing the most important tool in its toolbelt because, if a recession were to occur with rates near zero, it would have no way to lower rates further. So, reloading for the next economic slump gives the Fed the ability to take appropriate action when the time comes. The second reason to increase rates (and currently the

lesser of the two) is to reign in a runaway economy. When an economy is growing “too fast,” the Fed can raise rates, which increases borrowing costs, as a way to throttle growth. Investors in 2018 have had a fairly bumpy ride. From the beginning we expected 2018 to provide overall returns on US equities of approximately 10-15 percent. January saw returns of 6 percent in the S&P, only to give it all back in February. For all of the ups and downs, the broad US indices are roughly flat YTD. That is not to say that there haven’t been areas of the US markets which have performed well. For the first half of 2018, the NASDAQ has returned roughly 6 percent, while other indices have been flat. Technology continues to be an area of the market which is outperforming. With unemployment rates at near-historic lows, companies cannot easily hire new talent as a way to increase productivity. Luckily, innovations in technology and the adoption of these innovations in the private sector are allowing corporations to increase productivity without expanding their workforce. Consider that the US comprises roughly 4 percent of the world’s population, yet we product nearly 25 percent of the world’s goods and services. Compare that to India and China which, combined, account for roughly 40 percent of the world’s population, yet, together, only produce as much as the US. Technology allows one US worker to be as productive as the next ten Chinese and Indians combined! From where we sit, we can only see the advantage expanding as US companies continue to drive the world in innovative technological solutions. We believe that investment portfolios can, and often are, too broad. Diversification is a basic tenet of investing, but, being too diversified means diluting growth and missing opportunities. Consult your investment advisor. However, we believe that a portfolio which includes a diversified core of holdings while overweighting stronger areas of the market, and underweighting

weaker ones, generally allows an investor to capitalize on growth trends while reducing exposure to areas in retreat. Areas of the market we think show potential for growth in the third quarter include technology and US small/mid-sized companies. The US continues to outperform most of the rest of the world, and we do not see enough potential for outperformance elsewhere to justify the additional risk associated with investing in most international markets. Areas we are avoiding in growth portfolios include longterm bonds, most emerging markets, and utilities. There has been a lot of talk of recession on the horizon. Frankly, the same talking heads have been focused on the subject incessantly since 2009, when the market rebounded. Eventually they will be right; however, we do not believe that now is their time. With the exception of a major unexpected geopolitical event, we do not see any fundamental reason to believe a recession in the US is due for at least another 18-24 months. Remember that this is an election year, and there is a lot of emotion involved in the outcome. An exceedingly strong economic environment, increasing wages, reduced taxes, full employment, and high consumer sentiment are not typically signals of an impending regime change. Voters do not typically choose to upset the apple cart when their bellies and purses are full. Regardless of the outcome, prepare yourself for increased rhetoric, vitriol, and venom from every direction. Before allowing emotion to control your investment decisions, remind yourself that, in spite of it all, the US economy is as strong as it has been in a very long time, and only growing stronger each quarter. No matter what the talking

heads say, nor what the outcome of the election is, your goals remain the same. What may change is the path you take toward achieving them. Last week, I sat next to US Senator from California, Kamala Harris, on a flight from Washington to Los Angeles. Being from Upstate New York and California’s Bay Area, respectively, we are worlds apart in many ways. When the subject of my profession came up, however, we agreed instantly that proactive planning and professional advice are crucial for anyone hoping to retire. As company pensions become more rare, and with the Social Security system in need of repair, individuals carry more of the burden of planning for their futures than ever before. A sustainable retirement is no longer a foregone conclusion for many. The second half of the year is likely to be as choppy as the first half. There are areas of opportunity, so work closely with your independent investment advisor, continue to hold your regular strategy meetings, and make changes as appropriate when your needs or the economic environment dictate. We believe this bull market still has plenty of room to run, if you can hang on for the ride.

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

Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018




the gray rock method: HOW TO BORE A NARCISSIST

by Meghan Fritz, LCSW-R

for Saratoga TODAY WE ALL KNOW people in our lives either personally or professionally that thrive on drama. On the surface it appears they are always looking for ways to create conflict, tension, anxiety and drama. When you dig a little deeper it is likely that these people have personality disorders that most likely stem from lack of healthy self-esteem as a child, or being raised in a home where the parents over-indulged the child and the person never learned how to be accountable for their actions. The most common types of personality disorders are Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorders. While each have their own criteria they are very closely linked together; think of them as first cousins on the family tree of personality disorders. Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish which personality disorder a person has because they usually have traits of both. One of the biggest indicators that you are around someone with a personality disorder is not so much what they do or say as much as it is how they make you feel. Shame, guilt, confusion, and feeling completely drained of energy are the most common side effects you will experience when dealing with someone who has either of these personality disorders. A person with a personality disorder will draw you in with

charm and adoration and then find a way to expose your vulnerable side and knock you down. A conversation with someone like this feels like you are standing in the middle of a park on a beautiful sunny day and all of a sudden a tornado rips through the area with no warning- you somehow survive but your clothes are torn, you lost your shoes and you are standing there in shock trying to figure out what just happened. You second guess your intuition and question how you could have let this happen. You start to feel your confidence disappear and guilt begins to overwhelm you. You don’t have to live in a constant world of shame and guilt when dealing with the NPD or BPD in your life. Rather, you can maintain your peace and your power by implementing a very powerful method called the “Gray Rock Method.” The phrase “Gray Rock Method” was first coined by blogger Skylar in this article on her website: the-gray-rock-method-of-dealingwith-psychopaths. A person with NPD or BPD is always looking for drama. This is how they keep themselves feeling empowered and strong; when you remove the drama (also known as the gasoline), they can’t use their techniques of manipulation as effectively. Essentially the Gray Rock Method is about being boring.

Think of how many gray rocks you see in a day: is anything interesting about a gray rock? What keeps the personality disordered vampire using you as a victim is because you engage with them and fuel their need to engage in a battle. They need you to enhance their self-esteem and keep them in the dysfunctional game; when you implement the gray rock technique you are boring and uninteresting. Here are some examples of how to gray rock the toxic person in your life: EXAMPLE 1: Dealing with a toxic partner: NPD/BPD: Why are you late? Are you cheating on me? Engaging Response: Of course I’m not cheating on you, how could you say that? Gray Rock Response: Traffic, do you want chicken for dinner? By shutting down the accusation you refuse to engage in a discussion where the personality disordered partner will attack and you will defend. Even if you prove your innocence today, tomorrow the score is back to zero. A NPD/ BPD partner will always need your constant approval and attention to feel validated. When you stop engaging in the exhausting dynamic and Gray Rock them, they will find their validation elsewhere. EXAMPLE 2: Dealing with a toxic colleague: NPD/BPD: How was your weekend? Did you get in another

fight with your neighbor? Engaging Response: You won’t believe what happened, listen to this…. Gray Rock Response: Great, I painted the basement. A toxic colleague will want to know every detail of your personal life so they can file it away and save it to use against you when they need it. They will gossip to other co-workers about you and expose your most vulnerable secrets veiled in the form of being a “good friend.” Don’t take the bait, keep it so boring that you they will stop talking to you altogether. EXAMPLE 3: Dealing with a toxic parent: NPD/BPD: Are you coming for dinner this weekend? Your father and I never see you anymore. I guess your friends are more important than we are. Engaging Response: You always do this to me, you guilt trip me into spending all my free time with you. I have a life you know! Gray Rock Response: I can’t this weekend, I’m swamped at work. A toxic parent will use guilt to draw you into spending every free minute with them. Keep your responses concrete without details of plans at all times. The

more details you give the more they will be used against you. In an ideal world the best way to deal with an NPD/BPD person in your life is to cut off all contact. If you share children with someone like this, work with them. Have a sibling or parent with a personality disorder? No contact may not be an option. The Gray Rock Method is a way to protect yourself from the exhausting cycle of dysfunction. The more boring you become the less exciting you are as a victim. If you think you may be dealing with someone in your life that has a personality disorder, immediately start to use this method and watch what happens. Initially they may become enraged that you refuse to engage, but eventually, in most cases they will tire of your boring responses and move on to a fresh, interesting victim who will unknowingly fill their tank. For a more in-depth discussion on the Gray Rock Method refer to: the-gray-rock-method-of-dealingwith-psychopaths. Meghan Fritz is a psychotherapist practicing in State College, PA. For more information email:



Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018


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

by Himanee Gupta-Carlson

for Saratoga TODAY Photos by Pattie Garrett. THE MANY VEGETABLE farmers who bring their harvests to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays offer an abundance of early summer freshness – thick luscious

leaves of kale and Swiss chard; bountiful bags of lettuce and salad mixes; tender carrots, sprightly radishes, and bright baby beets accompanied by long leafy tops. This festive array often makes one want to buy everything. But then comes the question: How to enjoy it all before it wilts? “How to store it, how long will it last? These are questions we get a lot,” says Justine Denison, of Denison Farm. Such issues might particularly perplex subscribers of community supported agriculture (CSA) programs who receive boxes filled to the brim with produce every week. CSA subscribers are vital to many farmers’ livelihoods and the boxes, in return, are intended to offer up ample supplies of produce for up to a week. Many others also rely on their weekly or twice-weekly market visits for much of what they eat. As a result, it is in the interest of everyone to know how best to keep these seasonal vegetables fresh. Denison offers the following tips: • Shop early. Farmers harvest and cool vegetables within a day if not hours before market. As a result, produce is most fresh right at the market.

Denison Farm CSA Box Share.

• Bring coolers to keep produce cool if you’re not heading straight home. • At home, give leafy greens like kale a cold water bath if they appear wilted. Drip or spin dry the leaves before storing them. • Store vegetables in a crisper in bags that are left open, allowing the produce some room to breathe. • Don’t wash vegetables until you’re ready to eat them.

Early Summer Produce at Owl Wood Farm’s Stand.

• Strategize. Radishes, turnips, and beets last longer than their green tops, all of which are delicious steamed, lightly sautéed, or in salads. Clip the tops off and eat them first. Save the roots for later. And don’t hold back. What’s in season changes fast. Owl Wood Farm’s snap peas have been a hit. Now, though, “That season is about done for us,” says owner Mark Bascom. Meanwhile, “green

beans are just starting and we’ll start to pick them next week.”

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 Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and check us out on the FreshFoodNY app. E-mail for volunteer opportunities.

Sugar Snap Peas with Garlic and Mint INGREDIENTS

• Yields 4 servings

* Find these Ingredients at the Farmers’ Market! • 2 garlic cloves*, minced • 1 Tablespoon olive oil*, plus 2 teaspoons olive oil* • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint*

• ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes • 1 pound sugar snapped peas*, trimmed

• Fresh lemon juice • Sea salt flakes

INSTRUCTIONS 1. In a small bowl combine the garlic, olive oil, and red pepper flakes. 2. Heat the 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the snap peas and cook without moving until blackened in spots, 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Take the skillet off the heat, add the garlic and red pepper mixture and stir until fragrant, 15 to 30 seconds. 4. Transfer to a serving bowl, toss with the mint and season to taste with lemon juice and salt.

Adapted from the recipe in Fine Cooking, shared by My Saratoga Kitchen Table.



Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018

The Best Time for Ice Cream is Always

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY


my Foodie Friends. We are now truly in the lazy, hazy, crazy, days of summer. We all know that ice cream is one of the most important meals of the day during the summer. If you aren’t having it once, you’re having it twice, and sometimes even three times. Ice cream is the perfect treat for any season. In the summer you can cool off from a delicious scoop of your favorite flavor ice cream. Rather than fussing over what to eat for dessert, just bring out the ice cream. Ice cream is not only great by itself; it can be served with a wide variety of treats. Slap a scoop of vanilla on your favorite cake, try mint ice cream on a rich brownie, or make that stuffed crepe even better with a scoop of chocolate ice cream. Paula recently returned from a trip to San Diego, CA to visit our son. One of the locals’ favorite dessert places is called the “Baked Bear.” The Baked Bear assembles monstrous ice cream sandwiches that have won the hearts of locals and drawn accolades from Forbes, Eater, Thrillist, and more.

Their original-recipe ice cream sits at the heart of each one of the sandwiches, which are held together by fresh-baked cookies, brownies, or even donuts. Before they’re served, the sandwiches can be rolled through toppings. Paula chose the ice cream sandwich with brownie on the bottom, salted caramel ice cream in the middle, and the house special cookie on top. The sandwich was then put in the middle of a hot press to warm the cookie and the brownie. At the end….hot fudge was smothered over it. If you ever go out to San Diego, this is a must-have dessert!! Some fun facts about Ice Cream: The United States is one of the top three countries in the world with the highest ice cream consumption. California is the country’s top ice cream producer. That’s no surprise, since it’s also the top dairy producer in the country. Can you guess what America’s favorite flavor is? If you guessed chocolate, rocky road, or cookies n’ creme, you’re wrong. It’s actually vanilla. What state do you think consumes the most ice cream per capita? It is Alaska! Several sources believe that Alaska is actually the state that consumes the most ice cream per capita. With all of their frozen dairy-based desserts, were you really surprised? Scooping hard ice cream can be difficult if you do not have the right tool for it. I remember in my young days using a spoon (which bent like I was the man made of steel). One of our favorites is the Zyliss ice cream scoop. This

Ice-Cream scoop is perfect for gracefully serving ice cream, sorbet or frozen yogurt. It is made of a sturdy metal blade with sharp, sculpted edges for effortless scooping. The Zyliss ice cream scoop has an ergonomic plastic handle; UV coating prevents yellowing; for right or left-handed use and contains no chemical antifreeze agents and is dishwasher safe. The Zyliss ice cream scoop is a perfectly balanced scoop that easily digs into even the hardest ice cream with minimal effort. The ergonomic design has a thumb rest for a comfortable grip. Zyliss has relied upon a heritage of excellence that began in Switzerland over 60 years ago. Stop by Compliments to the Chef located at 33 Railroad Place in Saratoga Springs. We have all types of “cool tools for cooks” and plenty of culinary essentials to assist you with your summer entertaining. Are you getting hungry for ice cream yet? Visit sections/food for a recipe that is sure to be a winner: Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Cake. Paula has had to make these for birthdays, graduation parties, and to treat our summer visitors. One very important piece to this recipe along with the ice cream scoop is using Sundae’s Best Hot Fudge (which we also sell at Compliments to the Chef). This cake is STUNNING! It is definitely a party cake. You will want a crowd to form around right

Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Cake

before you serve it. This particular chocolate cake is customizable, as it’s nestled in between layers of your favorite ice cream. Finish it with a final layer of decadent whipping cream and, of course, the ganache topping. One of my favorite moments when creating this cake is when you spread the last layer of ganache on top. It drips over with elegance and within minutes starts to set

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because it’s sealing a frozen cake. Stop by Compliments to the Chef located at 33 Railroad place for your ice cream supplies and other cool tools for cooks. Remember my Foodie Friends: “Life Happens in the Kitchen.”

Take Care, John & Paula

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








• Ham Salad (Cold Plate) • Sweet Potatoe Salad • Coleslaw • Pineapple

• BBQ Chicken • Rice • Spinach • Warm Applesauce

• Chop Steak Parmesan • Pasta • Zucchini & Yellow Squash • Chocolate Chip Cookies

• Roast Pork with Gravy • Mashed Potatoes • Vegetable Trio • Apple Crisp

• Baked Chicken with Gravy • Sweet Potatoes • Green Beans • Tropical Fruit

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



Lions Bottle Drive Help the Lions Club continue to serve the needs of the Saratoga Springs community with special emphasis on sight, hearing and diabetes and help the environment by taking part in our year-long bottle drive/ fundraiser. Bring all your bottles and cans to the user-friendly Minogue’s Beverage Centers with 4 convenient locations: 16 West Ave. and 624 Maple Ave. in Saratoga Springs, 2421 State Route 9 in Malta and 266 Quaker Rd. in Queensbury and donate your receipt to The Lions Club account at the check-out counter. Do Good, Feel Good! Thanks for your support. Saratoga Spa State Park Docent Program Saratoga Spa State Park welcomes back the park docents for a third summer season, now through Labor Day, Monday, September 3. The docents will be out in the park helping to serve park patrons and will be available for orientation, directions, and answering visitor questions. They will also provide free short interpretive walks on the mineral springs and park history. Programs will be offered every day. Springs Tours: Monday - Thursday 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Friday - Sunday: 11a.m, 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. Enjoy a short, refreshing springs walk that describes the different mineral springs in the park, how they came to be, and sample some of the sparkling waters. Cups provided. Program meets down by the Creekside Classroom in the Geyser Picnic Area. History Strolls: Noon and 2 p.m. Daily. Discover park history on a short walk to learn about historic uses for mineral waters, the 1930s spa complex for research and medical treatment, and other park history highlights. Program meets up at the arcade, outside the administration building, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs.

$5 Bag Sale Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop, located at 116 Broad St., Schuylerville announces a $5 bag sale for the month of July. The shop has a large selection of children’s toys and we carry books, clothing and shoes for men, women and children. Look for unannounced ‘in store’ specials. The Shop is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed and appreciated. Our proceeds after expenses are given back to Community Service Organizations. For more information, please call Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop at 518-695-4640. Genealogy and Local History Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet on Saturday, July 21 at 1 p.m. at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville. Michael Diana will present the Schenectady County Historical Society outreach program, “Hauling the World.” Schenectady has a vibrant industrial history, much of which was driven by the railroads that intersected our area. Michael will explore rowdy railroad boomtowns, like Rotterdam Junction, as well as factories that led to the motto “Schenectady Lights and Hauls the World.” Public is welcome. For information call 518-587-2978. Adventure Series The Town of Malta Department of Parks, Recreation and Human Services announces: Preschool Summer Excitement Series for ages 2.5 - 5 years old. Reptile Adventure: Monday, July 23 | 10 - 10:45 a.m. Touch a snake! Pet a turtle! See eye to eye with a South American Frog! Learn how these creatures live, what to do if you meet one in the wild and more! StarLab Planetarium: Monday, July 30 | 10 - 10:45 a.m. Come and see what you can find in the summer night sky with a visit to StarLab indoor planetarium. All children will also make a plane to fly. An adult must accompany the child to each program. Contact the Malta Community Center at 518-8994411 or visit www.MaltaParksRec. com for more information.

Zippy Chippy Day at the Farm Join us on July 24 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and spend the morning with everyone’s favorite lovable loser Zippy Chippy and his BFF Red Down South. We will be auctioning a horse shoe with letter of authenticity from Zippy’s 85th race including a program from that race and photographs of Zippy with his owner and trainer Felix Monserrate. These items were donated by journalist Bill Flynn who will also be in attendance. A second auction will be for a Zippy halter with a brass name tag which Zippy will be wearing during the live auction. The winner will be photographed with Zippy and the halter at the end of the auction. These are priceless Zippy memorabilia treasures for any fan. First auction will begin at high noon. Meet William Thomas, author of “The Legend of Zippy Chippy: Life Lessons from Horse Racing’s Most Lovable Loser.” Mr. Thomas’s book can be purchased in our gift shop and he will be custom autographing books. For more information please visit: www. The farm is located at 483 Sand Hill Rd., Greenfield. Old Friends at Cabin creek is a 501c 3 organization. Hay, Oats and Spaghetti The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s popular kickoff party to the Saratoga racing season, will celebrate its sixth anniversary in a new location, the Saratoga Automobile Museum, on Monday, July 23 from 6 – 9 p.m. Tickets are $100 and includes food, beer and wine. Giuseppe and Loren Grisio, who own Mama Mia’s and Bravo! Restaurants in Saratoga Springs will again cater the event. The event helps the horses of the TRF. Most are part of the TRF’s Second Chances Program, a vocational program in equine care offered at nine correctional facilities in as many states. The connection that develops between horses and inmates has received international acclaim for its success in aiding in the rehabilitation of offenders. To become a sponsor for Hay, Oats and Spaghetti, please contact Chelsea O’Reilly at 518-226-0028. Tickets may be purchased at

Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018 Ghost Tours at Yaddo Beginning on July 24 through August 28 there will be ghost tours on Tuesdays during racing season, starting at 5 p.m. Private docentled garden tours may be arranged at a date and time convenient to a group. Meet in the parking lot, $10 per person. For more information, contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or visit Science on Tap Curious about how the Grand Canyon formed? Sustainable Saratoga, the Environmental Studies and Sciences Program at Skidmore College and Artisanal Brew Works invite you to join us at Artisnal Brew Works located at 41 Geyser Rd., Saratoga Springs to find out. Check out our next Science on Tap lecture by Skidmore’s Kyle Nichols on July 24 at 6:30 p.m. Please arrive early to get your drink so that we can start on time. Admission is free, but tickets are required due to space limitations. For tickets, go to tinyurl. com/y7c6hsxt or search “science on tap saratoga” at For more information, including the full schedule, go to: sustainablesaratoga. org/science-on-tap. Elks Charity Bike Ride Enjoy Upstate NY’s race season and support a good cause by participating in the second Annual Elks Freedom Machines Ride for Vets Charity Bike Ride. The event will run rain or shine, Sunday, July 29, beginning and ending at Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161. All funds raised will go directly to the Elks Veterans fund. Freedom Machines is focused on giving bicycles to recovering drug and alcohol addicts. The entire bike tour is designed for bike enthusiasts, featuring two routes, each with wide shoulders and scenic views of Saratoga County. The 64-mile route features picturesque rolling hills and rides along the Hudson River. Participants in the 30-mile ride will enjoy a challenging hill climb over Wilton Mountain. Motorcyclists will accompany the ride along the way to ensure the safety of all bikers. A Family Ride will also be included this year. For families who would like to help and participate we have a course set up through the Skidmore Campus where even the youngest participants can feel safe as well as contribute to this

good cause. To register online, visit For more information contact James Stine at Trip to Lancaster, PA Sponsored by Malta Seniors, Inc. August 7- 8. | Day 1: Lunch and shopping at the Kitchen Kettle. American Music Theater “Songs of the Silver Screen.” Dinner at Miller’s Smorgasbord. Staying at Best Western in Intercourse, PA. Day 2: Amish Farmlands Guided Tour and shopping. Sight and Sound Theater “Jesus.” Lunch at Hometown Kitchen and then return home. Visit maltaseniorsny. com for more information. 2018 Annual Clam Steam Tickets on sale now. Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club Annual Clam Steam will be held Saturday, August 11 from noon to 9 p.m. $40 for a full steam ticket, $35 for a chicken ticket, $30 for a Chicken Only Ticket. For ticket information contact Bill at 518378-2208 or at the club house at 518-695-3917. Music by DJ Andy Jennings. Crafters Needed Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church (768 Charlton Rd.) is looking for crafters for their annual Craft and Bake Sale on Saturday, September 15 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Crafters interested in reserving space for the Craft Sale, please contact Angela Snyder at or phone: 518-399-2681 and request an application. Inside space is $35 (5 x8), outside space (10x10) $20; $5 for a table. Deadline for application is August 31. Saratoga High School Class of 1963 Announces 55th Class Reunion Mixers The class of 1963 from Saratoga High School will hold three informal mixers the weekend of September 28-30. Friday, September 28 at the Parting Glass Pub, 40 Lake Ave, Saratoga at 5 p.m.; Saturday, September 29, Peabody’s Sports Bar, 39 Phila St., Saratoga at 5 p.m.; Sunday, September 30, at 10 a.m. at Hattie’s Chicken Shack, 45 Phila St. If you are planning to attend or would like further information, contact JoAnn (Engle) Hughes at m52m61@ or call 518-526-0063.

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Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018 begins at 9:30 a.m. with Faye Mihuta reading picture books on garden topics. Jess Clauser will then lead a garden activity at 10 a.m. Free admission.

Summer Tours

Family Friendly Event

FRIDAY, JULY 13 Pop-Up Art Openings on Beekman The Arts District on Beekman, West Circular and Grand Ave., 5 - 7 p.m. Featuring over 9+ different art openings. Several businesses, along with the art galleries, will be hosting a visiting artist for the evening. Textile Studio at 143 Grand Ave. at Beekman will be hosting Kathy Klompas and Jeri Favreau, fiber accessory artists. Faces on Beekman will be hosting Cat Seyler, a mixed media painter. The Fredrick Allen Lodge will have live jazz. The neighborhood restaurants will feature live music, food and drink specials for the evening. This is a family-friendly, street-wide event that happens every second Friday of the month from May through October. Come out and support your local art district. For more information contact Amejo Amyot,

Legally Blonde Jr. The Musical Maple Ave. Middle School, 515 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. Presented by the Saratoga Children’s Theatre Juniors. General Admission: $10, Senior/ Student: $5, 10 and under: free. For more information, visit www.

SATURDAY, JULY 14 Sunflower Saturdays Pitney Meadows, 223 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, 9:30 a.m. Pitney Meadows Community Gardens will host an oldfashioned story time for children, followed by a hands-on, gardenrelated activity. The program

Yaddo Gardens, 312 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. Garden Tours include sharing the history of the Trask family, the mansion and history of the Yaddo Gardens. Docent-led Summer Drop-in Tours will be each Saturday and Sunday until September 2. Meet at the entrance to the garden, $10 per person, tours last about one hour. For more information, contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or visit the website at

There’s Music in the Air Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring St., Schuylerville, 1 - 5 p.m. The Schuylerville Garden Club will present its annual National Garden Club Standard Flower Show. Also, on Sunday, July 15 from noon- 4 p.m. Floral Design, horticulture and photography divisions. All divisions reflect the “music” theme. The show will also include plant, glove and bake sales, prizes from a benefit table and youth and special exhibits. A presentation of “Stunning Succulents” will be given at 2:30 p.m. by Denise Maurer, Rensselaer County Master Gardener and Interior Designer. She will show the audience how to incorporate succulents into homes and landscapes. Admission and refreshments are free. The public is invited to attend and participate in the show. For more information, visit

Ballston Area Senior Monthly Dance Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa, 7 - 10 p.m. The dance is open to the public and ample free parking. Members are asked to bring a snack to be shared. The Countrymen Band will be providing the music. Come and enjoy the fun and dance the night away. There is a $5 entrance fee for non-member. Check out our web page, www.




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

Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Dr., Malta, 10 – 10:45 a.m. The Town of Malta Department of Parks, Recreation and Human Services announces: Preschool Summer Excitement Series for ages 2.5 - 5 years old. The Hungry Caterpillar: This fun class is centered around the childhood favorite book, “The Hungry Caterpillar.” Join the fun with a variety of music and movement activities including story time and a craft project. Contact the Malta Community Center at 518-899-4411 or visit for more information.

Show-and-Tell a Good Story Grant Cottage, 1000 Mt. McGregor Rd., Wilton, 1 p.m. Grant Cottage tour guide Steve Trimm will share stories related to his collection of Civil War and U.S. Grant memorabilia. Steve is downsizing his collection and will be giving away some items via a free raffle. The suggested donation for this program is $5 per person.

Free Etsy Workshop Mechanicville District Public Library, 190 N. Main St. Mechanicville, 5:30 p.m. Do you have an Etsy site that isn’t getting much traffic? Are you an artist, artisan, or craftsperson who would like to find a wider audience for your work? Learn from Lea LaFera, the owner and operator of Ulster Soaps during the Mechanicville Library’s Libraries Mean Business: Etsy Suc-cess workshop. For more information call 518-664-4646 or visit

NYC Ballet Musicians and Friends

Dee Sarno Theater, Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. Handel Sonata, Villa-Lobos Brasilieras No. 5, World Premiere of “with each passing moon” (2018) by Jill Jaffe and Schumann Piano Quintet. Performers include: Christopher Oldfather: pianist; Joel Pichon: violin; Eugene Moye: cello, Jill Jaffe: viola and Luellen Abdoo: violin. A dessert reception is planned to follow Sunday’s performance.

TUESDAY, JULY 17 Lunchtime Concert: Girl Blue Ben and Jerry’s, 34 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 12:30 p.m. Girl Blue is the pseudonym of singer and songwriter Arielle O’Keefe. Her first single “Fire Under Water” placed 7th on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, with over 1 million hits the first month. Her cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” was also featured on New Music Friday and sat at Number 2 on the US Viral Charts. Rain location: Saratoga Senior Center.

Brooks BBQ Fundraiser The Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs, 4 - 6:30 p.m. Brooks BBQ delicious staples will be on sale to support the Saratoga Senior Center and the Saratoga Children’s Theatre. Menu consists of: Chicken Dinner for $12 and Rib Dinner for $14. Dinners come with baked potato, coleslaw, and a roll and butter. Bulk orders are available for orders of 20 or more. Valet service will also be available. Call the Center to buy your tickets now at 518-584-1621.

L. M. Elliott Hamilton and Peggy: A Revolutionary Friendship Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs,

7 p.m. | The New York Times bestselling author will share her delightful young adult novel — a great event for Hamilton fans of all ages. Drawing from historical journals and letters, this is a richly detailed tale about the extraordinary area native Peggy Schuyler and her revolutionary friendship with Alexander Hamilton. For more events visit

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship Start point: 40 McMaster Street, Ballston Spa, Registration 8:30 – 8:55 a.m. A guided walk begins at 9 a.m. A volkswalk is a recreationallypaced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. Registration for each event starts one half hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Further information is available at

THURSDAY, JULY 19 NYC Ballet Musicians and Friends Dee Sarno Theater, Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, Noon - 1 p.m. Stravinsky Duo for Violin and Piano; Mozart String Trio in E Flat; Percy Grainger’s Molly on the Shore for String Quartet and Brahms G Minor Piano Quartet. Performers: NYC Ballet Orchestra Concertmaster, Kurt Nikkanen; Pianist Elaine Chelton; Luellen ABdoo, Violin; Katerzyna Bryla-Weiss, viola and Peter Sanders, cello.

Summer Concerts in the Park Wiswall Park, 39 Front St., Ballston Spa, 6 – 8 p.m. This is a great family-friendly event. Bring your blanket and chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village. This week’s feature concert is Girl Blue.

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Super Dark Monday: The Nuclears / Murderer’s Row / Kenduskeag, 9:30 p.m. @ Desperate Annie’s — 518.587.2455

Radio Junkies, 8 p.m. @ Bailey’s — 518.450.1305 The Mammals, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Dave Matthews Band, 8 p.m. @ SPAC – 518.584.9330 Tell Keller, Bad Mothers, Brookline, The Northway, 8:30 p.m. @ Putnam Place – 518-886-9585 Rob Lindquist Quartet, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582

saturday, 7/14: Martin Sexton, 6:30, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Boston Comedy Festival, 8 p.m. @ The Comedy Works — 518.275.6897 Dave Matthews Band, 8 p.m. @ SPAC – 518.584.9330 Swamp Funk, 9 p.m. @ Bailey’s — 518.450.1305 Rick Rosoff Quartet, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582 Alyssa D’Angelo, 7:30 p.m. @ Peabody’s Sports Bar — 518.886.8673 Duocracy feat. Shawn McCarthy & John LeRoy, 9 p.m. @ Putnam Place – 518-886-9585

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tuesday, 7/17: Rochmon Record Club: Led Zeppelin/ Houses of the Holy, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

wednesday, 7/18: Gravity, 6 p.m. @ Malta Community Center — 518.899.4411 Schroon River String Band, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Hot Club of Saratoga, 7 p.m. @ Hamlet & Ghost — 518.450.7287 Irish Celtic Sessions, 7 p.m. @ The Parting Glass – 518.583.1916 Open Mic Night, 9:30 p.m. @ Putnam Place – 518-886-9585

thursday, 7/19: HMT Cabaret, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Wurliday, 7 p.m. @ Tang Museum Upbeat on the Roof at Skidmore College — 518.580.8080 AcoustiK, 8 p.m. @ Bailey’s — 518.450.1305

Alex Smith & Jake Brillhart, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

Sam Tallent, Andrew Polk & Jay Whitecotton, 7:30 p.m. @ The Comedy Works — 518.275.6897

Saratoga Summer Concert Series: Betsy and the ByeGons, 7 p.m. @ Congress Park

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NYC Ballet Musicians & Friends Saratoga Shakespeare Present Chamber Concerts at Opens 2018 Season in Congress Park July 17 Saratoga Arts Center SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Shakespeare Company opens its 2018 summer season with Shakespeare’s As You Like It, directed by Elizabeth CarlsonGuerin, on Tuesday, July 17. Performances of “As You Like

SARATOGA SPRINGS — For over 20 years, musicians from the New York City Ballet Orchestra have joined with friends to present chamber concerts at Saratoga Arts’ Arts Center at 320 Broadway, during their annual residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. This year, the NYC Ballet Musicians and Friends will present two concerts.

At 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, the performance will include work by Handel, Schumann, Villa-Lobos, and the world premiere of violist Jill Jaffe’s work “with each passing moon.” The series will present work by Stravinsky, Mozart, Brahhms, and Percy Grainger at noon on Thursday, July 19. Musicians include NYC Ballet Orchestra

Concertmaster Kurt Nikkanen (violin), Martha Locker (piano), Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss (viola), Mark Shuman (cello), as well as Luellen Abdoo (violin). Admission to both concerts is free, with a $7 suggested donation. There are no advance reservations for these concerts. For more information, call 518-584-4132 or go to:

It” are scheduled for July 17 – 28. Note, there are no Sunday or Monday performances. Admission is free of charge and all performances start at 6 p.m. on the Alfred Z. Solomon Stage in Congress Park.

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performing on stage at Saratoga Performing Arts Center during Countryfest on July 7, 2018. Photo by SuperSource Media.

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Iconic Songwriter Melanie to Perform at Caffe Lena Aug. 2 A year later the song she’d written about the experience - “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)” was being played on radio stations across the country. It sold more than 1 million copies, showcased the singer with the childlike, yet other-worldly voice, blessed with reams of slicing vibrato, and began a longstanding concert tradition of audiences striking matches and

by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Her songs have been covered by everyone from Ray Charles (“Look What They’ve Done to My Song, Ma”) and Mott The Hoople (“Lay Down: Candles In The Rain“) to the Dollyrots (“Brand New Key”), and her rendition of the Rolling Stones’ “Ruby Tuesday” is arguably the only time anyone has out-muscled The World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band on their own turf. Melanie – who alongside other iconic music-makers like Cher, Beyonce and Adele is quintessentially illuminative to be able to get by on a first-name-only basis – will perform two shows at Caffe Lena on Aug. 2. Her discography counts dozens of releases and spans several decades, but perhaps is most notable for a song she wrote after her appearance at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969, capturing the mood of the moment and providing a theme for a generation. Getting to play on the bill at Woodstock seemed simple enough. “It sounded like camping for three days out in the country, so I asked the promoters, ‘Can I do it?’” Melanie recalled, during an

interview with this reporter when she visited Saratoga Springs to perform at Caffe Lena a few years ago. “They said: Sure, kid.” She was 22 years old at the time and as showtime grew near, the reality of performing in front of hundreds of thousands of people brought with it a dose of anxiety. “I thought, ‘Oh my god, there’s Janis Joplin. I could hear Richie (Havens) singing: Freedom... Freedom...Freedom... It was scary. I’m just a girl with a guitar, they’re never going to put me on that stage,” she said. “I started getting this real deep bronchial cough. Joan Baez heard me coughing and she sent an assistant over with a pot of hot tea. It was like nectar of the Gods.” Shortly after Ravi Shankar performed, the sky threatened rain. “People from the Hog Farm, or some other group were saying some inspirational things about lighting candles to keep the rain away,” she recalled. As the candles began to flicker, Melanie was told it was her turn to take the stage. “I had to walk the plank and I watched the hillside completely lit up with candles, like the flickering millions… I had an out-of-body experience.” A few days later, she put the experience to song. “I started thinking about it, about what literally was right in front of me.”

thumbing lighters and holding the flame aloft in music halls across the world. Melanie’s Woodstock moment spawned a music career sprinkled with high points – she was introduced to a crowd of 600,000 at the 1970 Isle of Wight festival by Keith Moon after she took the stage immediately after The Who – and strung together a number of

hits through the 1970s. More than 80 million copies of her records have been sold to date, she’s had her songs covered by singers as diverse as Cher, Dolly Parton, and Macy Gray. Melanie performs at Caffe Lena Thursday, Aug. 2. Shows at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $45 general admission. $40 café members, $22.50 students and kids.

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Availability of Community Arts Grants In 2019

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Grants up to $5,000 are awarded to non-profit organizations, municipalities and sponsored individual artists in partnership with qualifying organizations to present arts and cultural programs of high artistic merit in local communities in Fulton, Montgomery, and Saratoga Counties. Basic Eligibility Requirements: Applicant is an incorporated non-profit, or government entity or municipality in Fulton, Montgomery, or Saratoga County; Event must take place in the county that the organization is located in; Event must be open to the general public; Requesting funds for an arts or cultural event taking place in 2019; Additional funding resources

must be secured in cash and in-kind. Saratoga Arts offers free in-person and web-based seminars to assist applicants in understanding the grant application process. Seminars focus on specifics of the grant application, including writing the narrative, successfully completing the budget, successful project examples, and review panel tips. Upcoming Seminars: July 18 at Mark Blech Art Studio, 10 Thompson St., Ballston Spa; July 25 at Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs; Aug. 23 at Malta Arts Center at Living Resources, 11 Round Lake, Ballston Lake; Sept. 5 at Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry St, Schuylerville. Register online at

Rick Moody, Paul Auster, Mary Gaitskill Stage Free Readings at Skidmore SARATOGA SPRINGS — Each summer during the month of July, the New York State Summer Writers Institute moves its program to the Skidmore College campus for a series of creative writing courses and free public readings. The public reading schedule follows below. All readings are free and unless otherwise noted begin at 8 p.m. in Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall. Friday, July 13: Fiction and Non-Fiction Reading: Adam Haslett and Amy Wallen Monday, July 16: Poetry and Fiction Reading: Frank Bidart and Garth Greenwell Tuesday, July 17: Non-Fiction and Poetry Reading: Mary Gaitskill and Peg Boyers Wednesday, July 18: Fiction and Poetry Reading: Rick Moody and Carl Dennis Thursday, July 19: Fiction and Non-Fiction Reading: Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt

Writer Rick Moody, reading from his work “Demonology,” during a NYSWI visit at Skidmore College in July 2013. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018



CHAD BROWN: A SURE BET Ten years ago, a young trainer from the little city of Mechanicville, New York entered a horse in the first race of the first day of the 2008 Saratoga meet...

by Bendan O’Meara for Saratoga TODAY THERE WAS BUZZ in the press box that this young, locally raised trainer, henceforth referred to by his given name of Chad Brown, had a horse in the first race. Naturally, all the local beat guys from the papers were glued to this like it was the Kentucky Derby. Brown won that race with Star Player and we all stormed down there. I asked the trite and horrible question: How does it feel to be leading trainer of Saratoga? I know, I know. It’s cringeworthy. But nobody knew how good he’d be. How could we? This is it! Your only shot! Bask in it while you can say you’re the leading trainer at your home track! See you at Aqueduct Inner! Sometimes it’s hard to acknowledge the “local” guy is world class until, of course, he shows just how elite he is. Later that year he’d win a Breeders’ Cup race. So, on that day back in 2008, Brown was tickled with the win and it launched him toward the Saratoga record books. These days he looks the same as he did 10 years ago, the close-cropped hair, the high forehead, eyes in a semi-perma-squint, earnest, thoughtful, the suit making him look like an upper-level VP at Goldman-Sachs. The difference now is that in the ensuing 10 years he went from the late Bobby Frankel’s

wunderkind assistant trainer and local feel-good story to the preeminent conditioner in the country winning Breeders’ Cup races, Triple Crown races and making Saratoga—the land ruled by 13-time leading trainer Todd Pletcher—into a boxing ring fit for two heavyweights. Brown is as sure a bet as there is in the sport. Ever since hanging out his shingle late in 2007, he has been in the money no lower than 50 percent of the time. His win percentage has never dropped below 20 percent and his earnings have increased year after year since his very first season. He appears to be off pace in 2018 to surpass his $26.2

The next highest trainer? Linda Rice, the 2009 champ and only woman to do so, with 16. In 2016, Brown dominated beating Pletcher 40-31, setting the new record for wins with 40. In third place? Kiaran McLaughlin, the 2008 champ, with 13 wins. Pletcher held off Brown in 2015 with the more sensible tally of 34-31. In third place? Bill Mott with 16. You get the idea. Saratoga has turned into a 40-day match race. The pair of trainers, as strong an A-storyline as they are, fail to overshadow the meet as a whole. No trainer, horse, or jockey is bigger than the Spa, even if that

His win percentage has never dropped below 20 percent and his earnings have increased year after year since his very first season. million season from a year ago, but a strong Saratoga, fall, and Breeders’ Cup could put him right back in the mix to keep his earnings up. History’s Battle of Saratoga took place in Schuylerville, but the second coming takes place on the track as Brown and Pletcher duel like Alydar and Affirmed. The Saratoga condition book caters so perfectly to their horses—turf and two-year-olds—that the meet might as well be named after the two trainers. In 2017, Pletcher nosed Brown by one win, taking the meet 40-39. Forty wins is a one win per day of the meet. Uncanny when you factor in the quality racing that takes place at the Spa. “I’ve never won 40 and it’s hard to do. I told Chad last year when he did it that it was a hell of an accomplishment. Those guys are tough to beat. We exceeded expectations and I’m proud of it,” Pletcher said in a 2017 NYRA release.

means Justify, this year’s Triple Crown winner, makes his return in the Travers Stakes. All Bob Baffert does is train Travers winners. He’s on a two-Travers streak that started with Arrogate and West Coast. This year Justify could make that three in a row for him and Mike Smith. If that scenario comes to pass, Brown will likely be there with his Two-Year-Old Champion Good Magic, a horse twice thwarted by Justify during the Triple Crown. And to think, in a sense, it all started 10 years ago, as Brown got that small taste of leading trainer that would pave the path to being one of the greatest trainers to ever knot up a tie and leg up a jock.

Brendan O’Meara is a freelance writer and author of Six Weeks in Saratoga. He also hosts The Creative Nonfiction Podcast.

Chad Brown. Photo provided.



Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018

THE MIGHTY KELSO . . . A M E R I C A’ S R A C E H O R S E . . . Photos provided.

by Joseph Raucci for Saratoga TODAY IF YOU EVER saw Kelso race, or have heard of him, he needs no introduction here. If you haven’t, it is time that you were introduced. Kelso bridged the gap between the great equine stars of the 1950s and mid-1960s. In the 50s it was Native Dancer, Swaps, Nashua and Bold Ruler to name a few. He was followed in the latter half of the 60s by Buckpasser, Dr Fager and Damascus. These are the names of legendary Champions. Every thoroughbred mentioned here was a Horse of the Year recipient. Then there was Kelso. In an unprecedented five-year period, from 1960 through 1964 He was named as Horse of the Year five consecutive times. No other race horse in American history can come close to this remarkable feat. The great Forego, who most closely mirrored Kelso in ability, stands alone in second place with the three that he notched in the mid-70s. So, let’s go back to when it all started fifty-nine years ago. Kelso was owned by Allaire DuPont. Her late husband Richard was a member of the fabulously wealthy DuPont De Nemours family, owners of one of the largest Chemical corporations in the world. Her main interest was horse racing. She formed Bohemia Stable, a horse farm in Maryland. This venture would lead in 1957 to the birth of “Kelly” as Allaire called him. He was a rank yearling, mean, tough and hard to handle. It was decided to geld Kelso in the expectation that it

Kelso on the outside driving to the finish Getting his third Whitney Stakes. The immense crowd frozen in time.

would make him calmer and more manageable. It did nothing of the kind. After the procedure he was, you guessed it, still mean, tough and hard to handle. Mrs. DuPont decided to unleash him in the fall of 1959. The dark bay, almost blackcolored gelding would make his first start at the long gone Atlantic City racecourse. The track was the brainchild of Philadelphia business tycoon John Kelly, better known as the father of actress Grace Kelly, later to become Princess Grace of Monaco. Here Kelso took his first start, a maiden special weight event with ease. After a couple of game second place finishes, he came up lame and was out of action until the summer of 1960. If anyone thought that Pittsburgh Pirates star Bill Mazeroski was the sports story of that year, with his walk off home run to take down the mighty New York Yankees, they weren’t paying attention to Kelso. It was that summer when his dark brown coat began to shine. He won his first stakes race on the Jersey shore at beautiful Monmouth Park. There, with the immensely talented Bill Hartack aboard, he took the Choice Stakes. Hartack hustled him to the lead and never looked back. Inconceivable at the time Kelso was set on a direct path to Valhalla, where a stall crafted of gold would one day await him. He would go on to win nine of ten, most under the urging of the greatest jockey in America, “The Master” Eddie Arcaro. He finished off the campaign with his first of

five consecutive Jockey Club Gold Club wins. At that time, it was along with the Belmont Stakes, New York racing’s premier horse racing event. Kelso had arrived. He was crowned as Horse of the Year. The best was yet to come. For the next four years Kelso would rule the horse racing universe. If 1960 was a barometer of things to come, it surely was. 1961 was to become one for the ages. Kelso ran the table. These were his conquests. First and foremost, he took New York’s Handicap triple. Only two other horses had accomplished this. The last to do it, the immortal Tom Fool a decade earlier. Get this: The first leg, the Metropolitan Mile, Kelso won easily carrying 130 pounds. The Suburban Handicap was next. Track handicapper Tommy Trotter had no plans of making it easy for the champ. Arcaro and twentyfive Pounds of lead weight was the price Kelso was now paying for success. Nothing could stop him. He took the ten-furlong event by five easy lengths. Next up, at Belmont Park, to complete the triple, the Brooklyn Handicap. Again, ladened with 136 pounds he got to the finish wire a length clear of his closest competitor. He had pulled off the most difficult feat in the Sport of Kings. He wasn’t finished. Add the first of three Whitney Stakes tallies. Then the fall classics, The Woodward Stakes and another Jockey Club Gold Cup. Kelso was now a star of the brightest

Program from Kelso’s fifth Jockey Club Gold Cup victory. Note the time 319 and a 5th New world’s record.

magnitude. Fans all over the country fell in love with “Kelly.” Tremendous crowds came to get a glance of him. At Belmont and Aqueduct, 50,000 and more would pack the stands to cheer him on. In fact, 72,000 fought their way in to see him win The Aqueduct Stakes on Labor Day of 1963. Here at the Spa 26,000 came to see him perform magic in one of his three Whitney Stakes victories. It may not seem like a large crowd now. One must note that this was the 1960s and a massive attendance in that time frame. The most prestigious turf event in horse racing in that era was the Washington D.C. International held at Laurel Racecourse. Three times Kelso had been beaten here. Three times he had finished a close second. In 1964 he was not to be denied. You can say it was his crowning achievement. He would take on a cast of turf champions from around the world. The race came down to Kelso and his nemesis, the great Gun Bow. Ismael Valenzuela aboard Kelso got

the lead over Gun Bow and Hall of Fame rider Walter Blum. Kelso held off Blum’s move at the top of the stretch. He had finally captured the elusive prize. He continued to thrill fans until1967. At picturesque Hialeah Park he had his swan song. In an allowance race on March third he finished a lackluster fourth. The next day, the nine-year-old gelding was diagnosed as lame. His magnificent career had ended. His performances became the stuff of legends. As the late, great governor of New York, Al Smith would say “Let’s take a look at the record.” Five Jockey Club Gold Cups! Three Woodward Stakes! Three Whitney Stakes! A total of Twenty-six stakes races! Fifteen wins carrying 130 or more pounds! And most importantly the five consecutive Horse of the Year awards!!! The immortal writer for the Daily Racing Form, Joe Hirsch had these profoundly poetic words to say about Kelso. “Once upon a time there was a horse named Kelso. But only once.”

Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018



LIFE ON THE BACK STRETCH Photos by Cathy Duffy



Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018

Gleaves Comes Back to the Spa after a 15-Year Personal Sacrifice

by Tony Podlaski for Saratoga TODAY IT IS NOT UNCOMMON for people to sacrifice part of their career for personal reasons with the hopes of gaining that part back in the future. Horse racing is no different, and Phil Gleaves is one example of that. After having a career that quickly took off by winning the 1986 Travers with Wise Times in his second year as a trainer, then making a parental decision that pretty much localized him in Florida for the last 15 years, Gleaves has come back to Saratoga for a full-time

commitment of training horses on the New York racing circuit. “We are looking forward to the meet and we are happy to be here,” the 61-year-old Gleaves said. “I feel a lot of gratitude for being here. Having been away for so long, it means so much more being back here.” With just eight 2-year-olds training at Saratoga since the end of April, Gleaves has already won with two of them over the Belmont turf course: Yes and Yes at 36-1 and Swamp Rat at 24-1. He is planning for at least one of them to come back for an allowance race at the end of the month or one of the following stakes races on the turf: The Skidmore on Aug. 17, The With Anticipation on Aug. 29, or P.G. Johnson on Aug. 30. “It was nice getting those two wins,” Gleaves said. “We have some hopeful expectations for those horses.” Gleaves has not started a horse at Saratoga since 2014 when Csaba, a multiple graded stakes winner who was also second in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Stakes, finished fifth in the Alydar Stakes.

However, Gleaves has a legitimate reason for his limited trips to New York: his son Schuyler. Coming out of the 2003 Saratoga meet when Doc’s Doll won back-to-back races, Gleaves had to make a career decision that would keep him in Florida for Schuyler, who graduated with both a high school diploma and associate’s degree in engineering from College Academy at Broward College and is now a computer science major at the University of Florida. “I was a single dad when he was three,” Gleaves said. “I wanted to find a place where I could keep him in one school system and not bounce around from state to state. So, I choose Miami. I was able to train year-round down there, and I would come up here once in a while to race horses.” Besides Csaba, Gleaves had some success with other horses on the Florida circuit that included graded stakes winner Mambo Meister and stakes winner Rizwan. Still, his plan was eventually returning to Saratoga. After Schuyler graduated high school, Gleaves and his wife Amy decided to come back to Saratoga. Along with being stabled next to Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen near the Oklahoma continued on next page...

“I feel a lot of gratitude for being here. Having been away for so long, it means so much more being back here.” Phil Gleaves. Photo provided.

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Training Track, he and Amy purchase a house in Ballston Spa. “That was always going to be the plan to return to Saratoga, but Schuyler’s needs came first,” Gleaves said. “Amy and I thought it was the right time to relocate. Schuyler gave us his blessing. Miami was good to us, but I enjoy new challenges and change. I find that extra pep in the step when taking on something different.” Along with the personal sacrifice, Gleaves believes he also had to adapt to his training needs. Along with winning the Haskell and Super Derby with Wise Times, then winning other graded stakes races with Evening Kris and Phantom Jet, Gleaves watched his stable grow quickly from 30 to 60 horses, which wasn’t necessarily a good professional move. Even his mentor – the late Hall of Fame

“...Getting there to that quarterfinal stage of World Cup, that’s the feeling that you get at Saratoga.” trainer Woody Stephens – had his concerns. “Because of that early success, I took on a lot of horses and I shouldn’t have done that,” Gleaves said. “I got a lot of mediocre horses. Woody Stephens pulled me off to the side and said this was not the way to go. He was right. Ever since then, I tried to work with something that was manageable for me.” With his small stable of 2-year-olds, Gleaves is taking his approach to Saratoga like his native country of England has done in the World Cup this year. “Every 2-year-old race is like a stakes race. These horses are

going to end up in stakes races,” Gleaves said. “After saying that, there is something to be said about countries playing in the World Cup. There is something about getting there. To be here at Saratoga, it is like England being in the World Cup. Getting there to that quarterfinal stage of World Cup, that’s the feeling that you get at Saratoga.”


Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018


NEWS & NOTES W E E K O N E A C T I V I T I E S AT S A R AT O G A R A C E C O U R S E Compiled by Lori Mahan.

FRIDAY, JULY 20 – OPENING DAY Lake George Friday will feature the Lake George Race, restricted to fillies three-years-old with 23 running for $150,000 on 1 1/16 turf, Grade III.

Schuylerville Friday will also feature the Schuylerville Race, $150,000, 6 Furlongs (dirt), Grade III.

Saratoga Live presented by Claiborne Farm Saratoga Live, presented by Claiborne Farm, provides national coverage of marquee racing from Saratoga Race Course. Hosted by Greg Wolf, Saratoga Live includes commentary and racing analysis from NYRA personalities including Paul LoDuca, Andy Serling, Maggie Wolfendale, Gabby Gaudet and Larry Collmus.

Community Booth On Friday, July 20, Rerun Thoroughbred Adoption will be featured at the community outreach booth. This organization has been an industry leader in the rehoming of Thoroughbreds after their racing or breeding careers have ended. ReRun’s mission is to rehabilitate, retrain, and find adoptive homes for Thoroughbred racehorses when their careers on the track are over. ReRun is a 501(c)(3) non profit celebrating 22 years of rehoming Thoroughbreds.

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Woodford Reserve Fridays at The Post Racing fans are invited to continue their day at Saratoga with Woodford Reserve Fridays at The Post, the lively bar and entertainment sport located adjacent to the paddock. Each Friday of the meet will feature a DJ and dancing, cocktail samplings and trivia at The Post following the day’s final race

Taste NY: Craft Beer Taste NY: Craft Beer event, which offers guests a selection of New York craft beers available for sampling each Friday in partnership with the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets. Fans will be able to sample five craft beers for $5 at the Berkshire Bank Saratoga Pavilion from noon to 5 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 21 80th Running of The Diana $500,000 on 1 1/8 turf, Grade I, for fillies and mares three and up.

Stanford $150,000 on 6 furlongs (dirty), Grade III, for two-year-old’s.

Ketel One Party at The Post The fun will continue each Saturday of the season with the Ketel One Party at The Post. Saturday evenings at Saratoga will feature music from a DJ following the day’s final race, cocktail samplings and giveaways.

Fashion Saturdays The weekly event, held each Saturday of the meet from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., will welcome guests to the Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion for a boutique-style shopping experience. Guests will enjoy an array of women’s and men’s fashion apparel, accessories and beauty items from local retailers, as well as a selection of home décor and jewelry.

Community Booth On Saturday, July 21, The Wesley Community will be at the community outreach booth. The Wesley Community offers “a unique blend of quality community living and care-giving.”

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SUNDAY, JULY 22 Coaching Club American Oaks On Sunday, July 22, 101 threeyear-old fillies will be running for $300,000 on 1 1/8 dirt, Grade I.

27th Annual Hat Contest Show off your best style at the 27th annual Saratoga Hat Contest. Compete against fellow fashionforward participants to take the crown for best hat. Awards will be presented in different categories such as most creative headwear and a special children’s category.

Baseball Cap Giveaway The first giveaway of the 2018 season will be the traditional Saratoga baseball cap, presented by Saratoga Casino Hotel.

Community Booth On July 22, the Saratoga Springs Figure Skating Club, whose mission is to, “provide a safe, fun, and welcoming environment for the exploration of and growth in the sport of figure skating.”

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 Military Day Join Saratoga in welcoming all our service men and women! This is a day dedicated to thanking all those who risk or risked their lives to ensure our safety and freedom. All active and former military personnel will receive free admission.

Wine Wednesdays at the Post Every Wednesday The Post Bar will host this event offering different wine samples to participants 21+.


Community Booth


On Wednesday, July 25, Man O’ War Project will be at the community outreach booth.

Nine horses will be racing for $200,000 on 5 ½ turf, fillies and mares four-years-old and up.

Family Mondays Family Mondays will feature a wide variety of family-friendly activities, games, attractions and educational activities – including the opportunity to pet a retired thoroughbred at the Horse Sense exhibit. The Family Mondays series will be held each Monday of the meet from 11 am to 4 pm in the Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion.

Community Booth On July 23, Christie’s Heartoberfest will be at the community outreach booth. Christie’s Heartoberfest is an organization for Christie M. Tolosky, who had a condition known as Long QT Syndrome, a genetic cardiac arrythmia condition.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 Honorable Miss Handicap For $200,000 26 horses will be running on 6 furlongs of dirt, Grade II, fillies and mares three years and up.

THURSDAY, JULY 26 John Morrissey (NYB) For $100,000 on 6 ½ furlongs on dirt, 14 horses three-years-old and up will be racing.

A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Steeplechase) For $150,000, 21 horses four-years-old and up will be running on 2 1/16 turf on Grade I. Taste NY Wine, Cider, & Spirits From noon to 5 p.m., five samples for $5. Must be 21 years or older to participate.

Community Booth On Thursday, July 26 the Saratoga High School Fiddle Club will be at the community outreach booth.



Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018

Registration Open for 22nd Annual Jeff Clark Memorial Silks and Satins 5K Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga’s sleek thoroughbreds won’t be the only competitors racing on Saturday, July 21. At 8 a.m., more than 1,100 runners will congregate at the famous Fasig Tipton building (415 East Avenue, Saratoga Springs), the premier auction house for thoroughbred horses in North America, for the 22nd Jeff Clark Memorial Silks & Satins 5K. Proceeds from the run, a flat and fast certified 5K course which takes participants through some of Saratoga’s most beautiful neighborhoods, will benefit Special Olympics New York. “We are so grateful for the tremendous community support this race continues to receive,” said Jennifer Frame, director of development, Special Olympics New York. “Monies raised will enable us to enhance our sports programming, training and competition for our athletes,” Frame continued. “One of the things we’ll be doing this year is incorporating our local athletes who live in Saratoga in various aspects of the race from manning water stops to presenting the awards,” she added. “In this way, people can really see the impact they have in supporting Special Olympics New York athletes,” she continued. Registration for the chip-timed event is open at The fee is $25 and the price increases to $30 after July 15. Day-of-race registration is available. Race bibs and shirts can be picked up race

morning starting at 6 a.m. The first 1,000 registrants to sign up will receive a commemorative tech shirt, a free day pass into Saratoga Race Course, a free pass to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, as well as a shower pass to the YMCA. The event features a male/female and co-ed team competition. The awards ceremony will start at 9 a.m. All participants are asked to bring a gently used t-shirt for the event’s collection box which supports backstretch workers at Saratoga Race Course. The Silks and Satins 5K is seeking volunteers for an array of roles, including course marshal, packet pickup, awards, water stop, start/finish line, refreshments, and event setup/tear down. For more information, please visit Event parking is available in the Oklahoma lot across from Fasig Tipton at the intersection of Madison and East Ave., as well as on side streets. Special Olympics New York provides year-round sports training and competition in 23 Olympic-style sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to the athletes, their families or caregivers. There are more than 66,000 athletes and unified partners that train and compete with Special Olympics New York, the largest Special Olympics program in North America. For more information, please visit



Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018

Saratoga Regional YMCA Basketball Finals [ OVER 25-YEAR-OLD LEAGUE ]

SRYMCA / Saratoga Honda Summer Youth League Saratoga Financial Services 42 PJ’s BAR-B-QSA 24 In the first game of the season, Saratoga Financial Services got scoring from everyone playing. Led by Rodell Evans lll with 18 points, while teammate Toby Diulio added another 10 points, Josue Matinez and Noah Diulio got four points apiece in the 42 to 24 victory. PJ’s were led by Sam Chaucer and Riley Waterhouse with six points each and Jacob Bader, Yudley Tineo, Jacob Hernandez contributed four points apiece. Cudney’s Launderers 43 – Village Photo 25 Cudney’s used Nick Scalo’s game high 15 points, along with Channing Adriance 14 points, and Antone Robbens 11 points to get a 43 to 25 victory. Village Photo’s Ben Van Valkenburg had 13 points and Kemauri Johnson dropped in another eight points in the loss.

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Berkshire Hathaway Blake Realtors 42 – Saratoga PBA 31 The realtors got off to a big first half and led PBA by 16 points at halftime while PBA picked it up in the second half they came up just a little short losing 42 to 31. Logan Bevan and Niko VamValis each scored 12 points along with teammates Tom Villano and Stephen Bebee dropped in seven points apiece in the victory. PBA spread the points around led by Emelyn Tineo with 8 points while Alexander Savage’s

6 points, Trey Stanislowsky and Connor Johnson 5 points each. Synergy Promotions 33 – Saratoga Springs Firefighters 22 In what turned out to be a defensive battle, Synergy kept the firefighters at bay most of the night and held on for a 33 to 22 victory. Pat Deschaine was high scorer for the winners with 13 points, Elijah Woods and Gordon Murray chipped in eight and six points respectively. Charlie Didonato led all scorers with a game high 15 points in the loss.

Saratoga Springs Little League The 12s won the District Championship series with a 9 to 5 victory over Rotterdam-Carman! They went into the bottom of the 6th down 5 to 3 and walked it off in dramatic fashion with an Owen Redick grand slam! The 10s won the District Championship series with a 10 to 4 victory over RotterdamCarman! Colin Mack pitched a complete game for Saratoga with 5 Ks along the way. Colin was supported all night by a strong defense which was led by Cooper Villiere in Center Field. At the plate Colin Mack led the way with 4 hits and Cooper Villiere, Nate More, Jackson Covell and Noah Sanita contributed 2 hits each. This gives SSLL all 3 District 11/12 Championships (10U, 11U and 12U) for the first time in the league’s long history. Congratulations to the entire SSLL community for fostering such a great program. Congratulations to the players and coaches for getting the job done on the field. All 3 teams move on to play in 3 game series with

TEAM WINK wins the Over 25 League. Photo provided.

Saratoga Strike Zone Two nights of bowling calls for big news! Thursday proved to be a good make up night as Claude Barrera bowled his first career 300 and Walter Thorne Jr fired games of 279,267 and 256 for an 802 series! Bowling on a Thursday didn’t throw off anyone’s groove but Monday proved to be different. Monday was “lights out” as the Bears took down the undefeated Bills. A power outage helped a few teams regroup and take the win in a few matches throughout the night. I believe we should all watch the AFC west division, they are the tightest division in the league right now and that showdown could get

interesting. Other great scores from both nights include: THURSDAY Claude Barrera 300 Clinton Juracka 299 Rob Eggelston 275 Rick Bogholtz 248,226,257 =731 Ross Boone 225,298,202 = 725 Mike Richardson 290,238,189 = 717 Christian Chiarito 248,246,215 =709 Andrew Marotta 258,231,212 = 701 Kyle Phillips 236,195,268 = 699 Chaz Senecal 251,204,243 = 698 MONDAY Joe Gatzendorfer 224,266,254 = 744 Ken Companion, Jr. 239,267,195= 701 Vinnie Nichols 207,247,241 = 695 Bill Wigand 216,247,230 = 693 Contribution by Chaz Senecal.

Saratoga Wilton Youth Baseball

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District 10/37 champions for the Section 2 North crown and a spot in the 8 team State tournament. 10s are playing New Hartford from District 10, 11s are playing Plattsburgh from District 37 and 12s opponent is to be determined on Thursday when Plattsburgh plays against Marcy-Deerfield. The 12s will be in action at home this Saturday, July 14 while the 10s and 11s will be in action at home on Sunday, July 15 (check back to the site for game times, some are currently TBD). The 8s were also in action Monday night and beat

Schuylerville 9 to 3 to take 3rd place in the Summer Sizzler blue division. They played their best defensive game of the summer holding a good hitting team to only 3 runs led by Ceko Cupp making plays at the hot corner and Ethan booth throwing a runner out at 2B going for a double. The bats woke up in the 4th with an inside the park HR by Ben Isenovski and again in the 5th with back-to-back doubles by Jaxon Brahler, Liam Creager, and Derek Ogniewski! Next up for them is the Pepsi Tournament in Glens Falls.

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8u All Stars The boys earned a bid to the State Tournament by going 3 - 2, on the strength of a stout defense that allowed the fewest runs of any team in the District Tournament. Their State campaign begins on Friday in Queensbury.

9u All Stars The boys on the 9u team won their second consecutive District Championship. Shut down pitching and live bats took the boys to a 5 - 0 record in the District Tournament. Their State Tournament begins in North Colonie on Thursday.



Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018

COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN Saratoga Springs CSD Boys and Girls Summer Basketball Camp

in attendance. ThoroFan will officially release its “2018 Guide to Saratoga Race Course Trainers’ Saddle Towels.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On July 16 – 19, boys and girls grades 3 – 10 are invited to participate in a baseball camp at Saratoga Springs High School. Grades 3-6 will have camp from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and grades 7-10 will have camp from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $150 per player. Contact Matt Usher at m_usher@ with any questions.

Saratoga Stryders Camp Saratoga

Richard Migliore to Receive 2018 Thorofan Award SARATOGA SPRINGS — The ThoroFan Board of Directors has selected Richard Migliore as the recipient of the 2018 ThoroFan Award. Migliore’s career is dotted with outstanding accomplishments and awards. At the age of 17 he won an Eclipse Award for the Leading Apprentice Jockey. He went on to win 4450 races in his 30-year-career. Previous recipients of the ThoroFan Award, created to recognize individuals who have contributed much to the expansion of the fan base, were Louis and Patrice Wolfson (2013), Cot Campbell (2014), Michael Blowen (2015), Tom Durkin (2016) and Bob Giordano (2017). The Award will be presented to Richard Migliore at the Saratoga Chamber’s “Call to the Post” signature event to be held at the Embassy Suites (by Hilton) Diamond Club on July 19, 2018 beginning at 5:30 p.m. It is free and will feature food and beverage specials with a number of racing personalities

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Stryders Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series will be held at 6:15 p.m. Monday evenings July 23, August 6 and August 20. Registration is $5 day-of only. This is a fun event topped off by unusual raffle prizes. Please bring your own water. Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park and the Saratoga Spa State Park. For more information call Laura Clark at 518-581-1278 or email or visit

Saratoga Hockey Camp Grades 8-12 for 2018-2019 School Year SARATOGA SPRINGS — This three-day session will focus on skill development, practice planning, self-discipline, conditioning, and fun! Participants will receive individual instruction from the Saratoga Blue Streaks High School coaching staff along with Blue Streak Alum. For more information and to sign up please contact: Coach Torres at david.truant@ or call 518-421-2376. Schedule: Wednesday Aug. 1 – Friday Aug. 3 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Vernon Ice Rink Cost: $225 per player Goalies: $175

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Saratoga Springs Recreation Department Happenings Summer Basketball Join the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department this summer for basketball action! Leagues and clinics available for both boys and girls age 7-14. Summer Running Program Run through the State Park this summer with Saratoga’s most acclaimed coaches! All ages are welcome. Summer Baseball Clinic Join the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department and American Legion Baseball co-sponsored clinic. Learn the game alongside Legion players! Open to everyone age 5-14. Visit SaratogaRec. com and click programs to download forms and for additional information. Summer Volleyball Clinic This summer clinic will help develop skills and teach the rules and strategies to be a better volleyball player. Open to everyone age 8-14. Adult Racquetball/Walleyball All ages are welcome to play raquetball or walleyball. Adult Basketball Adults 18 years and older are welcome Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Recreation Center to play basketball. Pickleball All ages are welcome Mon., Wed., and Fri. mornings Center to play Pickleball.

Zumba Fitness Classes Teens/adults 16+ are welcome to join. Zumba® is a mind, body, and spirit rejuvenation, and is the hottest International Dance/Fitness class in existence. Modify or intensify any movement to ensure your physical needs. Burn 600-1000 calories per class. Classes are Wednesdays 6 - 7 p.m. Saratoga Springs Camp Saradac Camp Saradac offeres exciting field trips and creative recreational and educational programs for children ages 5-15. For additional information or to download forms go to Family Skate/Open Public Family Skate: Skating for parents and children 13 and under Open Public: Skating for all ages Fees: City Residents with Blue Rec Card: $3; All others: $5 Open Figure Skating Practice sessions for figure skaters. Lessons allowed. Fees: City Residents with Blue Rec Card: $10; All others: $12; Coaches: $5 Open Adult Hockey Pick-up hockey sessions. Full gear (helmet w/ facemask) required. Fees: City Residents w/ Blue Rec Card: $ 8; All others: $10 Open Stick Work on hockey drills outside of game situation - no games! Lessons allowed. Fees: City residents with Blue Rec Card: $8; All others: $10; Coaches: $5



Week of July 13 – July 19, 2018


SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga is the summer place to be, and this year the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will host five of their retired Thoroughbred racehorses at a local farm to serve as ambassadors representing the organization’s herd of 750 horses and former racehorses across the country. These Thoroughbred ambassadors come to Saratoga from the TRF’s Second Chances program at the Wallkill Correctional Facility in New York. They will be spending the summer in Saratoga Springs helping to introduce the TRF herd to the racing community and racing fans and to raise awareness of the importance of thoroughbred aftercare to everyone visiting the Spa this summer. Upon their June 26 arrival at the Summer Farm, they were warmly welcomed by the TRF team and enjoyed carrots and apples. They quickly settled into their pastures and embraced their new home as “the summer place to be.” The five horses at the TRF Summer Farm @Saratoga are representatives of the Thoroughbred horses to whom the TRF provides lifelong sanctuary through the network of 19 farms, located in 12 states and including eight Second Chances programs at Correctional Facilities. They look forward to meeting new friends and longtime supporters of the TRF throughout the summer meet. Who are the horses?

TRF Retiree Bold Mon at Summer Farm.

Cogs My Man is an 18-yearold, Kentucky bred gelding with five career starts. His sire, Louis Quatorze, won the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga in 1996. Son of a Gun is a sweet, smart 12-year-old bay gelding, who would definitely like a human to call his own. Blown Save is a 10-year-old bay gelding, who raced 12 times. His sire is the great Smart Strike. He is the big man of the herd standing at 17 hands. Dusk to Dawn is an impressive looking 7-year-old, bay, NY bred gelding. His sire is Malibu Moon. “Dusky” had eight career starts. He is a big horse and quite the character. He last raced in 2015 and still remembers the call to the post song when played! Bold Mon is a 15-year-old grey gelding who had a successful racing career with lifetime

earnings of $170,000. His last race was at Saratoga and he is happy to be back for a visit. The farm will be open Tuesdays during racing season from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by appointment with the TRF. The retired racehorses will be staying at the Heading for Home facility located just east of Saratoga Springs. Heading for Home is a racehorse rescue and retraining facility for both Standardbred and Thoroughbred racehorses. This partnership formed as a result of a collaboration with Racehorse Aftercare Charitable Endeavors of Saratoga (R.A.C.E.). This group of racehorse aftercare organizations was launched in 2015 and promotes education and awareness on racehorse aftercare in the Saratoga area. “We are thrilled to introduce our retired horses to

TRF Retirees Bold Mon and Son of Gun grazing in the new pasture.

the Saratoga community and to have the opportunity to elevate the conversation regarding racehorse aftercare,” said TRF Director of Development and Communications Jennifer Stevens. “TRF’s national headquarters is based in Saratoga Springs, yet we rarely have a chance to have our supporters meet our herd in person. Each horse has a unique

personality and a story to tell. We hope the community will visit the farm to meet them and come to appreciate and love them as we do,” Stevens continued. For more information, or to schedule a visit to the TRF Summer Farm, please call the TRF at 518-2260028. Because the farm is a private venue, drop-in visits are prohibited without prior permission.

Saratoga TODAY 7.13.18  
Saratoga TODAY 7.13.18