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100+ Jobs: New Hannaford in B’Spa by Marissa Gonzalez Saratoga TODAY BALLSTON SPA — On July 24, Hannaford Supermarkets announced plans to build a 38,000-square-foot, full-service supermarket off Rt. 50/67 (Church Avenue) in Ballston. After a July 25 Ballston planning board meeting, members voted to be the lead agency for the site plan review. The new store will offer a pharmacy, Hannaford To Go online shopping service and thousands of the fresh
and packaged products that customers need. Between 100 and 110 full- and part-time associates will work at the store. Hannaford has reached an agreement with the owners of the property, Frank and Rose Marie Rossi, and has filed a site plan application with the Ballston Planning Board. The property on which the Hannaford store will be located is 76 acres. Lot one of the property, where the store will be, is 22 acres while the store will total in 38,000 square-feet. See Story pg. 3
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Michelle Knoblauch & Craig Williams during The White Party. Photo by SuperSource Media, LLC. See pgs. 30 & 34-36
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
Snippets of Life from Your Community
Who: Donna Joslyn Where: East Side Rec Q. What are you doing out there? A. I’m metal detecting. Q. Do you do that often? A. I do during the summer, yes. Q. What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever found? A. I found some coins from Austria. They’re 5 cents. Q. How long have you been a Saratoga resident? A. I don’t actually live in Saratoga, I live in Greenfield Center. Q. How long have you been there? A. About 40 years, but you don’t need to say that. Say 20+. Q. What do you do? A. I’m a school bus driver and I also sell life insurance. Q. What school do you drive for? A. Saratoga! In between, in the summers, we don’t know what run we’re going to get when we get back but right now I do the special ed runs.
INTERVIEW & PHOTO BY: Lori Mahan
Q.How do you like your job? A.I like it a lot! It’s great, I’ve been doing it for about 20 years now. Q. Do you have any kids in the area? A. I do, I have two boys. William is 21 and Michael is 23. They went to Saratoga High. Q. Is this the only place you do your metal detecting? A. I started off at Greenfield, I’ve only been doing it a couple of months, I’m new at it. I’m still learning. Q. If anyone could play you in a movie, who would you choose? A. Catherine Zeta-Jones.
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NEW HANNAFORD IN B’SPA continued from front page... “We are very excited for them to try to build something here next year,” Frank Rossi II said. Rossi is son to owners Frank and Rose Marie Rossi and a representative for the family. “We are excited to provide Ballston customers with a convenient, new location for meeting all their grocery shopping needs,” said Eric Blom, company spokesman. “Hannaford looks forward to working with residents, charitable organizations and municipal officials, in making this supermarket a vibrant, contributing member of the Ballston community,” he added. The Ballston store will be located between existing Hannaford supermarkets in Milton and Malta, providing
another convenient spot off Route 50 (Church Avenue). With Ballston, Hannaford will operate 50 stores in New York. Previously the Rossi family had reached an agreement with Walmart for plans to build on the property. However, on Nov. 30, 2016, Walmart had walked away from the project. “Literally hours later we had a message on the home answering machine basically saying this is Hannaford and we’re interested,” Rossi said. Founded in 1883 by Northeast farmers, Hannaford is known for its fresh food, commitment to local products and communities. Hannaford Supermarkets is based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 180 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
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Local Author Book Signing Event
August Networking Breakfast in Ballston Spa
GANSEVOORT — On July 29 Local author Katherine Morna Towne will be doing a book signing at The Giver of Life Gift Shoppe in Gansevoort from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Towne’s new book, Catholic Baby Names for Girls and Boys: Over 250 Ways to Honor Our Lady contains names ranging from the familiar to the unexpected and spanning cultures and languages. Towne wanted to compile all the baby names that are associated to the Virgin Mary for both boys and girls; names that differ from Maria, Mary, and Marie. Towne, who spent 10 years researching the book’s content, says it’s the
perfect gift for expectant parents and name enthusiasts of all kinds.
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Glens Falls Hospital Recognized for HighQuality Maternity Care GLENS FALLS — BlueShield of Northeastern New York has recognized Glens Falls Hospital with a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. These designated centers are medical facilities recognized for delivering quality specialty care
safely and effectively, based on objective, transparent measures on patient safety and health outcomes that were developed with input from the medical community. The Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care program evaluates hospitals on quality measures for vaginal and cesarean delivery.
BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association (BSBPA) will be sponsoring a Networking Breakfast on Aug.7 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 am, hosted by Excelsior Therapeutics located 241 Milton Avenue in Ballston Spa. Those that are interested will meet the massage therapists at Excelsior Therapeutics and learn more about the services
they provide to help their clients achieve a healthier lifestyle. Cost for the breakfast is $5 with advance reservation. Prepay online at at www.ballston. org or RSVP to info@ballston. org and pay at the door. Nonreserved walk-ins that morning are $10. Business and community members are welcome; you do not need to be a BSBPA member to attend this event.
First Baptist Church of Saratoga in Saratoga Springs Receives Sacred Sites Grant SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced 21 Sacred Sites Grants totaling $226,000 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State, including a $5,000 Sacred Sites Grant to First Baptist Church of Saratoga in Saratoga Springs to help fund stained glass window restoration. The church is an example of Greek Revival architecture, executed in brick and employing colossal, engaged pilasters with a large interior worship space, the largest in the city when it was built. The First Baptist Church of Saratoga reaches about 1,000 people a year through various community activities. The Conservancy’s Sacred
First Baptist Church of Saratoga. Photo provided.
Sites program has assisted more than 750 congregations across New York State since its founding in 1986. The program is one of a few in the country aiding landmark religious institutions and the only one assisting an entire state.
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
COURT Ryan Freebern, 20, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced July 16 to 5.5 years in state prison, after pleading to attempted rape in the first-degree, in conjunction with an incident that occurred in Wilton. Joseph B. Flower, 36, of Glenville, was sentenced July 16 to 2-4 years in state prison, after pleading to robbery in the thirddegree, in Saratoga Springs.
POLICE David W. Parker, age 54, Saratoga Springs was charged July 23 with criminal possession of marijuana in the first-degree, a felony. The charge stems from a search warrant which was executed at Parker’s residence on July 10, according to police. Investigators seized over 11 pounds of marijuana, paraphernalia consistent with the packaging of marijuana, and more than $11,000 in U.S. currency, police said. William J. Barber, 56, of Milton, was charged July 23 with felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor. Barber is accused of striking an elder female family member several times with a baseball bat, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff ’s Office. The victim was taken to Saratoga Emergency Room then transferred to Albany Medical Center for treatment of multiple injuries. Ana P. Villalobattistozzi, age 31, Orlando, Florida was charged July 20 with failed to signal a turn; driving while intoxicatedmisdemeanor; failure to keep
right; refusal pre-screen test; operating a motor vehicle by unlicensed driver.
rear by object); aggravated unlicensed operation third degree- misdemeanor.
of marijuana; criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th- misdemeanor
Loreli Burkhouse, age 53, Mechanicville, was charged July 19 with operating a motor vehicle by unlicensed driver; driving while intoxicated- misdemeanor.
Laura R. Capone, age 26, Stillwater, was charged July 17 with speeding; aggravated unlicensed operation third degree- misdemeanor.
Brittany E. Kilcher, age 24, CastletonOn-Hudson, was charged July 16 with harassment second degree - physical contact.
Jessica L. Malliacirabisi, age 31, Saratoga Springs, was charged July 19 with petit larceny- misdemeanor. Frank E. Brimhall, age 53, Saratoga Springs, was charged July 19 with following motor vehicle too closely; aggravated unlicensed operation third degree- misdemeanor. Gordon D. Williams, age 29, Saratoga Springs, was charged July 19 with petit larceny- misdemeanor. Lauren J. Demetreus, age 23, Malta, was charged July 19 with driving while intoxicated- misdemeanor; speeding; fail to keep right; unlawful use of mobile phones in motor vehicle. Hunter A. Johns, age 20, Saratoga Springs, was charged July 18 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle third degree- misdemeanor; equipment (headlights). Craig M. Guilfoyle, age 33, Ballston Spa, was charged July 17 with aggravated harassment in the second degree- misdemeanor. Michael D. Smith, age 20, Troy, was charged July 17 with speeding; equipment (obstructed view front/
Clayton J. Callan, age 31, Ballston Spa, was charged July 16 with speeding; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle third degree- misdemeanor; unlawful possession of marijuana; criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th- misdemeanor. Jacob D. Mills, age 23, Cropseyville, was charged July 16 with fail to comply with lawful order of the police; driving while intoxicatedmisdemeanor; unlawful possession
Frankie D. Rizzo, age 24, Rensselaer, was charged July 15 with attempted assault in the 3rd degree/intent physical inj- misdemeanor. Marchello C. Rizzo, age 20, Rensselaer, was charged July 15 with assault in the third degree/intent physical injury- misdemeanor Laken M. Murphy, age 30, Saratoga Springs, was charged July 12 with assault in the third degree/intent physical injury- misdemeanor.
Jamie A. Prosser, age 32, Saratoga Springs was charged July 12 with obstructing governmental administration second; resisting arrest; assault in the third degree/intent physical injury- all misdemeanors. Abigail B. Thomas, age 26, Saratoga Springs, was charged July 12 with criminal mischief fourth degree/intent damages prop- misdemeanor /two counts. Emeline E. Weir, age 32, Saratoga Springs, was charged July 11 with endangering the welfare of a child- misdemeanor. Paul E. Christopher, age 32, Saratoga Springs, was charged July 11 with equipment (rear license plate light); driving while intoxicated- misdemeanor.
Maureen Elaine Murphy PHOENIX, AZ — Maureen Elaine Murphy died peacefully on July 6, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Graveside service in St. Peter’s Cemetery will be held on Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge 161 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Online remembrances may be made at burkefuneralhome.com.
Doug Haller SARATOGA SPRINGS — Doug Haller passed away on July 23, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 29 at Burke Funeral Home. A service to share remembrances will begin at 2:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to DanceFlurry Organization, attention Program Curator Discretionary Fund or Bikeatoga. Visit burkefuneralhome.com.
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addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by her brother Jay Fields and her son-in-law Jonathan Strauss. Marilyn is survived by her daughter, Melissa Strauss of Saratoga Springs; son Brian Landau (Elvira) of Chula Vista, CA, step-grandchildren Jonathan and Anissa Basinger, granddaughter, Amelia Strauss of Ridgewood, NJ, grandson David Strauss (Carol), and the joy of her life, great-grandson Silas Strauss, 2.5, of Croton-onHudson, NY. Marilyn graduated from New Utrecht High School, Brooklyn, NY and attended Hunter College, New York City for a few semesters. As the family grew, they moved to Farmingdale, Long Island in 1958. She moved to assisted living in Saratoga Springs in 2009 after having a stroke. In 2015 when her health changed, she moved to Wesley Health Care Center. Marilyn had many strong interests and likes. On Long Island, she loved going to the beach whenever she could and theater in NYC. She loved to go to casinos, eat out with friends, trips with her mother, Lille, to Europe and places in the United States. She loved playing cards and most of all Scrabble. Marilyn loved anything to do with Snoopy and Woodstock and had quite a collection of memorabilia. She was an avid reader of mysteries brought to her by the outreach librarian at Saratoga Springs Public Library,
always a highlight of her month. She always loved being outside enjoying the tress, birds, and sun. She looked forward to oncea-month Temple Sinai services at Wesley, where she developed new friendships. Her friendships meant everything to her. She maintained friendships going back decades. But most of all, visits from Silas brought her the most joy. She faced many health and physical challenges, but she never gave up, always tried her best and always appreciated everything the staff at Wesley did for her. The Strauss/Landau family wishes to express our deepest and most heartfelt appreciation to all the staff at Wesley and Hospice for the compassionate care you gave her. She loved her aides. And we the family, cannot thank you enough. The world is a better place because you are on the job. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at 1 p.m., at Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Donations in Marilyn’s memory can be made to Temple Sinai, P.O. Box 1045, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Online remembrances may be made at burkefuneralhome.com.
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Prominent Community Leaders Join Saratoga Regional YMCA Board of Directors SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Regional YMCA (SRYMCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of three community leaders to its Board of Directors.
The new board members include Renee RodriguezGoodemote, Medical Director at the Saratoga Community Health Center, Mark Stratton, the Superintendent of
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the Corinth Central School District, and Natalie Wait, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Adirondack Trust Company. All were elected to three-year terms.
Schuylerville Garden Club’s Annual National Garden Club Standard Flower Show
From left to right: Matt Waterfield, Melissa Kahl, Annie Emerson Waterfield (6lb 3oz), Avaya Mae Bovee (8lb 2oz) Becky Bovee and Aaron Bovee. Photo provided.
Sisters Melissa Kahl and Becky Bovee gave birth to two baby girls on July 12. Avaya Mae Bovee was born at 5:13 p.m. and Horticulture Excellence Award Winner, Norma Moy. Photo provided.
Petite Award Winner, Marge Shostak. Photo provided.
Design Excellence Award Winner, Liz Gee. Photo provided.
SCHUYLLERVILLE — The Schuylerville Garden Club’s annual National Garden Club Standard Flower Show that was
held on July 14 and July 15 was a great success according to club members. The title of the show was “There’s Music in the Air.”
The money raised will be donated for youth camperships, scholarships, and other local and national benevolences.
Annie Emerson Waterfield was born at 11:15 p.m. Both mothers arrived at Glens Falls Hospital within 20 minutes of each other.
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220 Acres of Productive Farmland Officially Protected The group gathering before closing. Left to right: Greg Redling, Emily Einhorn, Laura Kipper, Mike Horn, Wayne Wood, Maria Trabka, Allison Hargrave, Lawrence Howard and Kathleen J. Fraher. Photo provided.
SARATOGA COUNTY — On July 19 Saratoga PLAN finalized protection of 219.9 acres of productive farmland called Wildwood Farms located in the towns of Northumberland and Saratoga, located near the village of Schuylerville, and adjacent to historic Stark’s Knob. The property, owned by Allen D. Wayne Wood and Wood Family Trust, is now protected for scenic enjoyment by the public and for agricultural use by a permanent conservation easement that will be forever monitored by Saratoga PLAN. “We’re very pleased that this land will never be developed and will likely always be farmed. That’s what we’re all about,” Wayne Wood said. This significant project was supported by Hudson Valley Agricultural Enhancement funding from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Saratoga PLAN managed the grant funding and the transaction, and performed all necessary legal steps to secure the transaction. The terms of the agreement will be monitored, upheld, and documented by PLAN. Saratoga PLAN is a nonprofit land trust that works to preserve the rural character, natural habitats and scenic beauty of Saratoga County so that these irreplaceable assets are accessible to all and survive for future generations. PLAN also helps landowners conserve farmland, woodlands and natural habitats and connects people to nature through an extensive trail network, including 10 public nature preserves open for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and kayaking.
“Through this conservation easement project, Wayne and his family demonstrated their steadfast commitment to honoring the agricultural heritage of their family and of the Bacon Hill community. Their wish to ensure that 220 acres of their farm continues to feed future generations was made possible by funding from New York State, recognizing the importance of both agriculture and open space in Saratoga County. PLAN looks forward to helping other families conserve important properties throughout Saratoga County,” Maria Trabka, Saratoga PLAN’s executive director, said. She added that Saratoga PLAN is currently working on 11 more farmland conservation projects in the county, as well as numerous trail and habitat projects. Wildwood Farms is located in an important agricultural district that includes several dairy farms, and the property currently raises a large herd of heifers for an area dairy farm, as well as fields of corn, hay, and straw. Wildwood Farms supplies 12,000 bales of straw to the racetrack in Saratoga Springs, and another 1,400 bales to local thoroughbred horse farms. Stark’s Knob, adjacent to the property, played a significant role in U.S. history. The basaltic outcrop served as a lookout and gun station during the 1777 battles of the Revolutionary War, and many artifacts have been found in nearby farm fields. Historic maps depict Colonel Morgan and his American “sharp shooter” riflemen with a defensive line in the area.
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Pig ‘N Whistle Headed for Broadway by Marissa Gonzalez Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Popular restaurant, Pig ‘N Whistle located in Burnt Hills is opening a Broadway location on July 31. The new spot is located at 392 Broadway, formerly Circus Café. According to Jordan Bush, proprietor of Pig ‘N Whistle, the restaurant first opened its doors in 2012. The Clifton Park native, who comes from an Irish family says that in Irish terms Pig ‘N Whistle means health and happiness. Bush is currently in a lease to buy out and has been at the Broadway location since last month. The dining room in the new location is 1,002 square feet and can seat 116. “It’s a little different, the other one is more of a rustic feel. The one we are bringing up here is more of a modern authentic Irish feel. There are a lot of copper and brass stuff,” said Bush. “Everything in the entire building and when I say this, I mean it, it’s like every single thing in there is brand new, we gutted the entire place,” he added. The menu will feature an Irish American Cuisine with a focus on burgers. However, the menu is about half the size of the menu in Burnt Hills.
“There will be Irish fare on the menu but I don’t think that Saratoga has a real burger spot so we are going to try to specialize on our burgers, but we’ll definitely be able to come here and get awesome Irish food. Anything from fish and chips to bangers and mash to shephard’s pie. We are going to feature prime rib every Friday night and then we’re going to have corned beef and cabbage on the 17th of each month,” Bush said. “Our burgers here are going to be much different; they’re going to be beef chuck and brisket blend, so its very juicy. It’s a large burger, 7 oz., a big big burger,” he added. It was an obvious decision to open a Broadway location for Bush and his business partner Scott Solomon. Solomon was the former owner of Mingle on the Avenue located in Saratoga Springs. “Well, when we saw the opportunity, Saratoga has kind of always been the place that I’ve always loved. This is one of the places that when I go out or when I want to go have fun somewhere, this is where I go. Growing up I loved the track, I loved the population up here, I like that you can walk everywhere, I like that its a local community base so as soon as we had the opportunity... me or Scott didn’t really see a reason not to jump on it,” Bush said.
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
UPDATE ON THE PROPOSED Saratoga Farmers’ NEW LAKE LOCAL RESTAURANT Markets Hosts Blueberry Festival Saturday
The most recent renderings for the proposed new Lake Local restaurant on Union Avenue. Read more about comprehensive plans for the project, in the July 6 edition of Saratoga Today, or online at: www.saratogatodaynewspaper.com/home/item/8713-plans-for-lake-local.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Farmers’ Market will host a Blueberry Festival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at High Rock Park. The free event will be held rain or shine. Eight farms will offer their freshly picked blueberries, and
blueberry-themed products including blueberry honey, yogurt and smoothies, blueberry jams and jellies, blueberry baked goods and cider. For more information, visit the website at: www. saratogafarmersmarket.org.
Guided Trolley Tour Through Historic Saratoga Sights SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, in partnership with Upstate Transit of Saratoga, is offering a two-hour Historic Saratoga driving tour that will include points of interest along Broadway, North Broadway, the Skidmore campus, the High Rock area, the Saratoga Casino Hotel, Saratoga Race Course, Union Avenue, Saratoga Spa State Park, and more. Trolleys feature authentic wood seating, decorative etched glass windows and
air-conditioning and will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 24 through Aug. 30. Tuesday tours will take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Thursday tours will take place at 10 a.m. All tours run rain or shine, and meet at the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway. Cost is $20 per person and advanced reservations can be made by phone or in person at the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center. For more information, call 518-587-3241, or visit www. saratogaspringsvisitorcenter.com.
MEETINGS AT CITY HALL TUESDAY, JULY 31 The Charter Review Commission Meeting | 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 The Design Review Commission Meeting | 7 p.m.
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A “DIGNIFIED RETIREMENT” FOR THOROUGHBREDS AT SARATOGA FARM by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY GREENFIELD — On a late August day in 1996, those not dancing to the sounds of the “Macarena” –thump-thumpthumping from seemingly every doorway that summer – likely were either tuned in or among a crowd of 45,000 at Saratoga where a James Bond trained horse named Will’s Way emerged as the winner in the Travers stakes race. A year later, Will’s Way returned to Saratoga and with jockey Jerry Bailey aboard, secured the top prize in the Whitney Handicap, capping a career which concluded in September 1997 at Belmont. In all, Will’s Way won or placed in 11 of 13 races. The thoroughbred’s racing career lasted just two years. “A horse’s career is really a very small portion of their lifespan,” says Joyce Anderson, spokesperson for the thoroughbred retirement farm Old Friends at Cabin Creek, in Greenfield Center. “The problem is, right now, there is no plan as to what will happen to these horses when their racing career ends.” The farm, which operates with an all-volunteer staff, is working with owners and others in the racing industry to implement a post-racing after-care strategy. Things have improved, but it’s been slow-going, Anderson says. “There needs to be a willingness to commit to it and to finance it.” “We’re trying to educate the public for the need of an aftercare program - whether it’s re-training and rehome-ing, or they have racing injuries and need a facility where they can spend their retirement years. The education part is very important because a lot of people don’t realize that too many of these horses have a bad fate,” Anderson says. Many are shipped to slaughter and far too many end up in kill actions, she explains. Will’s Way arrived at Old Friends at Cabin Creek in 2010, one year after the local retirement farm opened. It is a satellite location affiliated with Old Friends Equine in Georgetown, Kentucky. “Between the two locations we have approximately 200 thoroughbreds that we provide dignified retirement for,”
Travers’ winner Will’s Way, and a mouthful of hay, happily retired at Old Friends at Cabin Creek. Photo by Connie Bush.
Anderson says. Seventeen of them are in Greenfield Center, including recent arrivals Slew’s Brew – whose lineage traces to Seattle Slew, and high-winning stallion Cosmonaut. The retired horses receive hands-on every day care yearround – there are no days off, she says – and public summer tours run Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The farm receives approximately 5,000 visitors during the summer during which a tour guide brings visitors to meet the horses and hear their stories. There is no charge for the tour, donations are accepted. “Will’s Way is a character. He’s up there in years, but he’s a very special guy - he knows who he is and what he has done. He’s demanding and funny. He’ll lure you into giving him a treat, then bite you on the butt as you’re leaving,” Anderson says with a laugh. Old Friends at Cabin Creek is located at 483 Sand Hill Road in Greenfield Center, just west of Route 9N, and a 10-minute drive from downtown Saratoga Springs. A special Will’s Way Day will take place Aug. 21 to celebrate the thoroughbred’s racing career and the upcoming Travers race. The 9th annual After The Race party and fundraiser to honor the retired thoroughbreds of Old Friends at Cabin Creek will take place 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5 at Saratoga National Golf Club, 458 Union Ave. Tickets are $100 in advance, $125 at the door. For more information, go to: www. oldfriendsatcabincreek.com.
Week of July 27 â€“ August 2, 2018
TOWN OF BALLSTON 28 Cypress St., $334,900. Heritage Builders Group LLC sold property to Samuel Dorsey and Ewa Lojewska. 39 Main St., $100,000. Andrew Purdy sold property to Ronald Simmons and Laura Conrad. 283 Scotchbush Rd., $475,000. Anthony Haynes sold property to Shaun and Kristen Zepf. 217 Middle Line Rd., $269,000. Michael Bracht sold property to Jamie Croyle. 15 Conifer Dr., $217,550. Suzanne Bissonette sold property to Clay and Nichole Shermerhorn.
MALTA 9 Second St., $135,000. Deborah Albrecht sold property to William Kirber and Sue Ferguson Kirber. 2 Hearn Rd., $234,000. David Hearn (as Trustee) sold property to John and Kathleen Hearn. 2 Marions Way, Unit 2, $235,900. Held Properties LLC sold property to Ann Marie Kane. 2 Sand Spurrey Rd., $276,500. Sarah Schultz sold property to Jordan Roberts.
MILTON 704 Adams Circle, $307,500. Steffen and Rotsalinh Hellert sold property to Corey Harkins. 54 Knollwood Hollow, $255,000. William and June Julian sold property to Suzanne Bissonette. 3694 Lewis Rd., $165,000. Daniel Hall sold property to Sarah Hislop. 609 Sunny Lane, $100,000. Harvey Froschauer sold property to Clint Froschauer. 557 Rowland St., $369,000. Rowland Grand Development LLC sold property to Natalie Olbrych and Zachary Maybury. 78 Deer Run Dr., $200,000. Lisa Cooper sold property to Michael and Michele Connelly.
TOWN OF SARATAOGA 69 Pearl St., $165,000. Julia and Richard Martin, Jr. sold property to Jonah and Alexandra Eustis.
79 Brown Rd., $450,000. Sergio Rapisarda and Tamara Bazar sold property to Oates LLC.
32 Tamarack Trail, $255,000. George Moglia (by Admin) sold property to Hayden and Seth Boone.
695 N. Broadway, $2,585,000. Henrietta Alexander sold property to 395 North Broadway LLC.
10 Fairmount Dr., $255,000. Edward Cooley and Jodi Parent sold property to Enda Cormican and Ann Reynolds.
73 Green St., $200,000. Norbert Nolte (by Exec) sold property to Eric and Elizabeth Grabowski.
41D White Farm Rd., $220,000. Samyn Real Estate sold property to Sarah Hopkins.
21 Loughberry Rd. South, $205,000. Tiffanie Richards sold property to David Massaroni, Jr.
145 Excelsior Ave., Elizabeth Kenny sold property to Alberto and Jill Rodriguez.
37 Clubhouse Dr., $265,000. Jay Downing (by Exec) sold property to Michael Depaolo.
5 Easton Court, $135,000. Tra Tom Development Inc. sold property to Ryan and Leanne Donelan.
23 Buff Rd., $150,000. Manuel Ballestero (as CoTrustee) sold property to Caruso Home Builders LLC.
5 Mijas Trail, $150,000. Manuel Ballestero (CoTrustee) sold property to Glen and Janice Bradley.
89 Meadowbrook Rd., $260,000. Matthew and Debra Sheldon sold property to Andrew Jeffreys.
50 Regatta Dr., $425,000. Karen Clark sold property to Kathleen Belmonte.
279 Burgoyne Rd., $112,100. Kim Pallmer sold property to Susan Phillips. 144 Haas Rd., $270,000. Lorraine Conoby sold property to Megan Jackson and Daniel Roll.
SARATOGA SPRINGS 23 Waterview Dr., $515,000. George Putnam (Ind and as Co-Trustee) and Carol Putnam (Co-Trustee) sold property to Thomas and Alyson Wooldridge. 4 Sundance Dr., $490,000. Samuel and Nancy Santana sold property to Sharon Johnson and Jeffrey Freedman.
60 Waterview Dr., $582,829. Anna Hollander sold property to Edward and Christie Kitchell. 117 Middle Ave., $175,000. Chris Armer (Ind and as Atty) and Teri Desorbo (by Atty) sold property to Mary and Eric Hoover and Evelyn Healy.
WILTON 6 Andover Place, $210,500. Kenneth Yates sold property to Adam and Sheri Sandoval.
5 Howe St., $270,000. Jeffrey Rozelle sold property to Kirsten Keefe and Douglas Baehm. 93 Cobble Hill Dr., $345,000. Ross Galloway sold property to Elsayed Gheith and Noha Elghazaly. 15 Hearthstone Dr., $515,000. John and Theresa Sibilia sold property to Katelyn Castellano. 6 Parnil Dr., $180,400. Robin Smith sold property to Patrick and Lisa Doherty.
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
Work Spaces for Individual Professionals Coming to the Mill Photos provided.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — A new office concept for professionals in Saratoga County is in the works courtesy of Roohan Realty. Individual commercial workplace spaces are headed for The Mill office space.
Fifteen 49-squarefoot cubicles located on the second floor of The Mill will be available soon for working professionals that wish to have their own space for work and business. The cubicles will have a built in desk and chair. These
individual workplace spaces will also be available to their tenants 24 hours a day. “It’s one of those things that we’ve had a lot of people inquiring about, that don’t need a big office of their own but they need a space to work out of… maybe to kind of get away from the kids or what not; or just a space where they can have some quiet, hook up to the Internet… that’s not going to break the bank for them,” said Amy Sutton, a commercial real estate agent for Roohan Realty.
Other amenities available to the tenants that are within The Mill include staff and reception desk, a waiting room, a full kitchen and eating area, two conference rooms and two private parking lots. For $150 a month the cubicles include Internet and utilities. However, there is minimum of a one-year lease. “This will be a space that they will have 24-hour access to and be something that they can just hook up to when they’re not
on the road. If they have business in which they travel but they need a location where they can plop down and work a bit or they can perhaps meet with a client... they’ll have a conference room or a selection of conference rooms to do that,” Sutton said. The Mill has other professional office spaces as well. These offices include psychologists, lawyers and financial services. The Mill, located at 125 High Rock Ave. is also within walking distance from downtown Saratoga Springs. “We’ve already leased three cubicles without even putting them out there and we’re hoping it will be a concept that we might even expand upon but this is kind of our trial and we’re going to test it out and see how it goes,” Sutton said. According to Sutton the cubicles are set to hit the marketplace in the next week or so. According to a blog series about history and architecture in Saratoga Springs conducted by Roohan Realty, The Mill is a historic property in the area. In 1906 the property was the Clark Textile Plant, it was then sold to the Van Raalte family in 1919. Van Raalte made silk gloves, mesh stockings, and rayon underwear for stores like Bloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Employees of Van Raalte then purchased the facility and ran it as the Saratoga Knitting Mill that operated until 1986. Soon after, Tom Roohan of Roohan Realty and Sonny Bonacio of Bonacio construction renovated the facility to create what stands today.
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
Saratoga Casino & Hospitality Group Acquires Ownership of Ellis Park SARATOGA SPRINGS — On July 17, the Kentucky Gaming Commission voted to approve Saratoga Casino and Hospitality Group as the new owner and operator of Ellis Park. Located in Henderson, Kentucky, Ellis Park is home to a historic thoroughbred track, a simulcast racing mezzanine and Instant Racing Machines. In 2012, Saratoga Casino and Hospitality Group purchased a 30 percent minority stake in Ellis Park. The partnership paved the way
for Ellis Park to invest in Instant Racing Machines to supplement their thoroughbred racing product. Tuesday’s acquisition will transfer the remaining 70 precent ownership stake to Saratoga Casino and Hospitality Group. Headquartered in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Casino and Hospitality Group owns and operates Saratoga Casino Hotel in Saratoga, and Saratoga Casino Black Hawk in Black Hawk, Colorado.
Bonacio Plans for Former Saratoga Central Catholic High School
77 Van Dam St. Former Saratoga Central Catholic High School. Photo provided.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Sonny Bonacio is seeking permission from Saratoga Springs to convert the former Saratoga Central Catholic High School annex located at 77 Van Dam St. to condominiums. A majority of the office space on the first and second floor have been vacant for two to 18 months.
The building is currently of mixed use, multi-family residential and office space with offices on the first and second floor and apartments on the upper floors. Bonacio seeks to convert the entire property to multi-family residential use, making the total amount of condominiums 25.
BUSINESS BRIEFS 15 Two Caroline Street Bars for Sale
Caroline Street Pub. Photo provided.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Two popular bars on Caroline Street are for sale by Fitch Real Estate. Caroline Street Pub located at 9 Caroline Street and Saratoga City Tavern located at
Saratoga City Tavern. Photo provided.
19-21 Caroline Street are the two bars for sale. The listing price for Caroline Street Pub is $4.9 million. The property is 5,800 square feet with apartments on the upper floors.
Saratoga City Tavern is listed for $7.5 million. The square footage of this property is 9,750. Sarah Cummings of Fitch Real Estate is the listing agent for both.
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
Skidmore College 39th Annual Polo by Twilight Scholarship Benefit SARATOGA SPRINGS — Skidmore College hosted the 39th annual Polo by Twilight event to benefit the Palamountain Scholarship Fund on Tuesday, July 24, at the Saratoga Polo Fields on Bloomfield Road in Greenfield Center, New York. All proceeds from the Palamountain Scholarship event benefited the Joseph C. and Anne T. Palamountain Scholarship Fund, created and named to honor Skidmore’s late president and his wife for their 23 years of dedicated service and leadership at the College. The scholarship benefit began in 1979 by Anne Palamountain to raise money for students who require financial assistance to attend Skidmore College. “Anne’s greatest passion was building endowment for financial aid, which she saw as the most effective way to make a college education accessible to all students,” said Dr. Philip A. Glotzbach, President of Skidmore College.
“Anne championed the benefit event for 35 years, helping the Joseph C. and Anne T. Palamountain Scholarship Fund reach a total of $5.8 million,” Glotzbach continued. The fund supports financially eligible juniors and seniors whose outstanding academic records and co-curricular service exemplify the unique contribution that the Palamountains have made to Skidmore College. The fund has enabled hundreds of students to attend and graduate from Skidmore. Skidmore alumnus, Eleuterio “Ele” Martinez Ramirez, class of 2018, is the fifth Anne T. Palamountain Scholar Award recipient. In 2008, Ramirez made the difficult choice to leave his family and community in Oaxaca, Mexico because of political violence and lack of educational opportunities to pursue a better life. When he came to Saratoga Springs at age 14, Ramirez did not speak English. He worked for two years before deciding
that he needed to resume his education to meet his goals in life. He was accepted into Skidmore’s Pre-College Program while he was a senior at Saratoga Springs High School. Ramirez, who graduated in May from Skidmore with a major in math and minor in physics, plans to pursue a career in engineering. He completed a summer internship with General Electric in his sophomore year, and last summer he went back to his hometown in Mexico to teach young students photography skills. This summer he will go back to teach math and computer skills to students at his childhood school, truly following Anne Palamountain’s example of always giving back to the community. “Behind every success, there is hard work and sacrifice. My time at Skidmore College has been a hard journey, but thanks to my mentors and professors, and to self-motivation, I am where I am today,” Ramirez said.
Ramirez’s plans to teach young students in his hometown will be supported by funding he received from a SEE-Beyond Award from Skidmore, which will bring much-needed resources to his community and allow him to significantly improve the education offered to students. SEE-Beyond Awards invite students to apply their academic learning to realworld challenges and aim to help them clarify the interrelationship between their educational and post-baccalaureate goals. “I have not forgotten my roots and the need to give back
to my community in Oaxaca, Mexico. I give my most sincere thanks to Anne Palamountain and all who have contributed to the Palmountain Scholarship Fund for these great opportunities that I have had at Skidmore College,” Ramirez said. The 2018 Polo by Twilight event began with a reception and The Palamountain Cup Polo Match, followed by a silent auction and a gourmet dinner prepared by Skidmore College’s award-winning chefs. For more information, visit skidmore.edu/palamountainbenefit.
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
Storybook Academy Accepting Students BALLSTON SPA — Storybook Academy is accepting students on a rolling, first come first serve, basis. Classes begin in September and run for 15-weeks, offering children ages three and four a pre-kindergarten experience at only $60/week. If you are interested in learning more or registering your child for Storybook Academy, call 518587-0707 or email Melanie at Melanie@storybookacademy.net
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 am, are scheduled for: 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 www.SISKIDS.org.
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 518-338-2329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
The Youth2 – Youth Helping Youth 15th Anniversary Gala
scholarships are for graduating seniors in Saratoga County that plan to pursue education and training in health-related fields.
Schulyerville Honor Roll
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Youth2 – Youth Helping Youth 15th Anniversary Gala is around the corner, coming up this July 30. Youth2- Youth Helping Youth located in Saratoga Springs is a Field of Interest Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region run by an Advisory Board of students and adults. The gala will include a silent auction, a social action mission auction, as well as dinner and desserts donated by Lily and the Rose and the Bread Basket Bakery, respectively. Annie and the Hedonists, Jonathan Greene, Mira Van Patten and Elyssa King will provide music. Set upon the hilltop housing gorgeous Anne’s Washington Inn, the festivities are open from 6 p.m. 9 p.m. to all those in pursuit of supporting youth social action. The Youth2 15th Anniversary Charity Gala will be held on 111 South Broadway at the Anne’s Washington Inn. The event will be from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, July 30. Tickets can be purchased on youthsquared. org or brownpapertickets.com/ event/3416926. Admission is $25 for 22 and under; $50 for adults; $125 for a family of four or more. “Pay what you can” tickets are also available. Contact Beverly Lazar-Davis at 518-281-9130 or email@example.com with any questions. The Saratoga County Medical Society recently awarded its annual scholarships. These
HIGH HONOR Grade 9 Cody Belden, Lauren Bilinski, Camilla Brown, Lulu Burkowski, Jada Clarke, Jack Dwyer, Delaney Goldenberg, Samuel McGarrahan, Patrick McGloine, Michaela Moriarty, Emily Oakes, MaryFrances Richardson, Amanda Nicole-Ross, Olivia Schultz, Olivia Stortz, Rachael Stortz, Molly Vianese, Cameron Wian. Grade 10 Sydney Alexanian, Jenna Benware, Sebastian Calo, Meghan Clark, Abigail DeLor, Eva Drohobycky, Devon Dunkle, Molly Elder, Kaela Ellis, Brady Eugair, Michael Gale, Lillian Gardner, Hannah Klingebiel, Layla Korman, Hannah Koval, Charles Luzadis, Matthew McCarthy, Emma Nesbitt, Hunter Phillips, Tyler Senecal, Audrey Sickles, Ethan Sowle, Reese Tavares, Alexander Vallee, Lucas Welch, Ian Winchell, Sarah Yule. Grade 11 Jocelyn Benware, Calvin Bordas, Annika Brown, Tristan Brown, Jenna Colvin, Ajay Deyoe, Collin Edwards, Jared Everleth, Myranda Gale, Austin Gardner, Jason Greenwood, Paul Harshbarger, Sarah Lamodi, Lindsay Orologio, Grace PelletierHoblock, Sierra Rechak-Lacomba, Ayrton Reulet, Peter Schwartz, Emilie Skodt, Violet Smith, Colette Stone, Luke Tompkins, Casey Welch, Rosemarie Zullo. Grade 12 Makenzie Arsenault, Grace Beaulac, Freya Birkas-Dent, Amanda Carlstrom, Emily Carlstrom, Meagan Cherry,
Kathryn DeLoriea, Hannah R. Diehl, Olivia Edgar, Elizabeth Fordyce, Zachary Galcik, Sidney Gregorek, Morgan Gunter, Mikhail Hailu, Grace Hanehan, Kaitlyn Hastings, Devynn Hough, Caitlin Kelleher, Johnathan King, Kadon Lane, Jessica Melita, Amy Moreau, Teghan Murray, Matthew Peck, Christine Putman, Angelika Rodriguez, Kennedy Sobon, William Tompkins, Tristan Turner, Emily Vallee, Alice Voell-White, Mark Wagner, Katelyn Weed, Derek Willson. HONOR Grade 9 Liam Claus, Ethan Corlew, Archimedes Davis, Elizabeth Decker, Hailey Decker, Asa Dupras, Colin Garry, Carson Griffin, Teja Kochendorfer, John Koval, Corey Lane, Micaela Lynch, Bella Macchi, Caleb Max, Kayleen Moran, Maggie Priest, Emma Proctor, Nathaniel Scott, Sydney Simmons, Kora Smith, Livia Sorgie, Troy Soriano, Gian-Luca Ubillo, Anya Vautrin, Dylan White, Ryan Yocum. Grade 10 Conner Bilinski, Morgan Brown, Kyle Burnham, Olivia Carozza, Olivia Cartwright, Cassandra Cooper, Holly Deyoe, Ethan Dubrey, Makylee Haviland, Brooke Keefer, Adam King, Sunni LaBounty, Isabella LoPresti, Noah Morris, Hollie Munson, Emma Grace O’Rourke, Abigail Parnham, Nathan Preston, Sophia Reuther, Zachary Saddlemire, Sydney Sliva, Dahlia Thomas, Isaias Torres-Guzman, Sydney Warmt, Colton Weatherwax, Ryan Yandow. Grade 11 Adhwaa Alabdulkarim, Aidan Anderson, Zoe Andrews, Nicholas Budesheim, Justin Carte, Cassiel Cifone, Catherine Claps, Lars Conway, Tiffany Cospito, Cade DeLisle, Hope DeLorme,
17 Ashley Dooley, Max Dwyer, Lindsey Fish, Troy Gardner, Owen Greene, Aidan Hellwig, Michael Lanfear, Jillian Lebowitz, Sam Levin, Rachel McInerney, Maggie McShane, Krista Shaw, Kelsey Spencer, Jennifer Steele, Emily Swenson, Riley Tavares, Emma Tyler, Jessica White. Grade 12 Hailey Abruscato, Cameron Alber, Ashleigh Barss, Dyllon Burke, James Burke, Alison Burnham, Lily Cerretani, Lillian Claus, Aidan Cocozzo, Amanda Coleman, Joseph Coleman, Christian Commanda, Cassaundra Darrah, Hannah S. Diehl, Thomas Donovan, Ryan Durie, Samantha Ellis, Hannah Eustis, Eric Fields, Deanna Greenwood, Jared Gregorek, Jack Hemingway, Jessica Hinners, Danielle Hulka, Xavier Jones, Jacob Laverdiere, Nicholas LoPresti, Gabrielle MacMillan, Joshua Mason, Gregory Mazzatti, Emily Monforte, William Oakes, Kes Otto, Cassie Patrick, Austin Phillips, Michael Pink, Braden Podkladek, Lyndsey Prince, Casey Renner, Haley Sanders, Luke Scalo, Dylan Sicker, Walter Taras, Trent Thomas, Mikayla Verti, Dominic Vito, Emily Warmt, Alexis Woodward.
18 Adirondack Christian Fellowship 8 Mountain Ledge, Wilton | 581-587-0623 acfsaratoga.com | Services: Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. Adirondack Friends Meeting 27 Saratoga Avenue, South Glens Falls 518-793-3755 | adirondackfriendsmeeting.org Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Assembly of God Faith Chapel 6 Burgoyne Street, Schuylerville | 518-695-6069 Rev. Jason Proctor | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Assembly of God Saratoga 118 Woodlawn Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-6081 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Bacon Hill Reformed Church* 560 Route 32N, Bacon Hill | 518-695-3074 Rev. Janet Vincent | Services: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa 518-885-7312 | ballstoncenterarpchurch.org Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Ballston Spa United Methodist Church 101 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa 518-885-6886 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Baha’i Community of Saratoga Springs Saratoga Springs Public Library, Glasby Room 518-692-7694 | 518-885-0876 | 1-800-22UNITE bahai.org | Public Meetings: 1st Tuesdays 7 p.m. Barkersville Christian Church 7200 Barkersville Road, Middle Grove 518-882-6437 | barkersvillechristianchurch. com Pastor Pat Atwell | Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Bethesda Episcopal Church* 41 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs | 518-584-5980 bethesdachurch.org | The Very Rev’d Marshall J. Vang Services: Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. Burnt Hills United Methodist Church* 816 Route 50, Burnt Hills 518-399-5144 | nybhumc.com | Pastor Holly Nye Services: Sunday 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Calvary Capital District 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs | calvarycd.com Pastor Andrew Holt | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Church of Christ at Clifton Park 7 Old Route 146, Clifton Park 518-371-6611 | cliftonparkchurchofchrist.com Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church 768 Charlton Road, Charlton | 518-399-4831 charltonfreehold.org | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Christ Community Reformed Church 1010 Route 146, Clifton Park | 518-371-7654 ccrc-cpny.org | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Christ Episcopal Church* 15 West High Street, Ballston Spa 518-885-1031 | Services: Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. Christian Restoration Ministries Saratoga Senior Center: 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs | 518-796-4323 Pastor Pat Roach | Services: Sunday 6:30 p.m. Christian Science Church 107 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-0221 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Community Alliance Church 257 Rowland Street, Ballston Spa 518-885-6524 | Services: 10:30 a.m. Congregation Shaara Tfille* 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-2370 | saratogasynagogue.org Services: Monday 7:30 a.m., Thursday 7:30 a.m. Saturday 10 a.m., 3rd Friday Shabbat 7:30 p.m. Corinth Free Methodist Church 20 Hamilton Avenue, Corinth | 518-654-9255, 518-792-0271 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Corinth United Methodist Church 243 Main Street, Corinth | 518-654-2521 firstname.lastname@example.org | Services: Sunday 11 a.m.
RELIGION Cornerstone Community Church 100 Saratoga Village Boulevard, #8, Ballston Spa 518-664-5204 | mycornerstonechurch.org Pastor Frank Galerie Services: Sunday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Community 2001 Route 9, Round Lake 518-877-8506 | email@example.com Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 11 a.m. Eastern Orthodox — Christ the Savior 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake | 518-212-7845 xcsavior.org | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. First Baptist Church of Saratoga Springs 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-6301 | fbcsaratoga.org Services: Sunday Noon First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa 202 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa 518-885-8361 | bspabaptist.org Services: 10:30 a.m. (9 a.m. in July and August) Sunday School: 9 a.m. (all ages) First Presbyterian Church of Ballston Spa 22 West High Street, Ballston Spa 518-885-5583 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Full Gospel Tabernacle 207 Redmond Road, Gansevoort 518-793-2739 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Galway United Methodist Church 2056 East Street, Galway | 518-882-6520 galway-united-methodist-church.com Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. (9 a.m. in July and Aug.) Grace Fellowship Saratoga* 165 High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-691-0301 | saratoga.gracefellowship.com Pastor: Mike Adams | Services: Sundays 9 and 11 a.m. Greater Grace Community Church 100 Saratoga Village, Building 17, Ballston Spa 518-899-7777 | firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor David Moore | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Greenfield Center Baptist Church 30 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center | 518-893-7429 Services: 11 a.m.; Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. (all ages) Highway Tabernacle Church 235 Hudson Avenue, Mechanicville | 518-664-4442 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Hope Church 206 Greenfield Avenue, Ballston Spa | 518-885-7442 Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Sunday School: 9 a.m. Jonesville United Methodist 963 Main Street, Clifton Park | 518-877-7332 Services: Sunday 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Living Springs Free Methodist Church 59 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs 518-584-1003 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Living Waters Church of God 4330 State Route 50, Saratoga Springs | 518-587-0484 livingwaterscog.us | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Malta Presbyterian Church 118 Dunning Street, Malta 518-899-5992 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Malta Ridge United Methodist Church 729 Malta Avenue Extension, Malta 518-581-0210 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Middle Grove United Methodist Church* 429 Middle Grove Road, Middle Grove 518-581-2973 | Pastor Bonnie Bates Services: Sunday 9 a.m. Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 100 Cresent Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-9441 | Rev. Dr. Victor L. Collier Services: 10 a.m. Perry Road Baptist Church* 150 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs | 518-587-0711 Pastor Thomas Van McClain | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. New Life Fellowship* 51 Old Gick Road, Saratoga Springs 518-580-1810 | newlifeinsaratoga.org. Services: Sunday 10 a.m.
Northway Church 770 Pierce Road, Clifton Park 518-899-1200 | northwaychurch.tv Services: 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Old Saratoga Reformed Church* 48 Pearl Street, Schuylerville oldsaratogareformedchurch.org Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Old Stone Church (American Baptist) 159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa 518-583-1002 | Services: 10:30 a.m. Olde Liberty Baptist 600 Route 67, Malta | oldelibertybaptist.com Services: Sunday 10, 11 a.m., and 2 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church* 73 Midline Road, Ballston Lake | 518-399-5713 Services: Saturday 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. Porter Corners United Methodist Church* 512 Allen Road, Porter Corners Service: Sunday 8:45 a.m. Followed by Fellowship Arlene Schmidt, CLM Presbyterian-NE Congregational Church 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-6091 | pnecchurch.org Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Quaker Springs United Methodist Church* 466 Route 32, Schylerville 518-695-3101 | qsumc.com Pastor Ben Lalka | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. River of Hope Fellowship 100 Saratoga Village Boulevard, Malta Commons, Ste. 3 riverofhopefellowship.com Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 518-584-2375 Services: Saturday: 5 p.m. Sunday: 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church* 231 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-6122 | Services: Weekdays: 8 a.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday: 8, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Spanish Mass: 1 p.m. St. George’s Episcopal Church 912 Route 146, Clifton Park 518-371-6351 | email@example.com Services: Saturday 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 , 9, and 11:30 a.m. St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church* 3159 Route 9N, Greenfield Center 518-893-7680 | stjosephschurchgreenfieldcenter.org Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church* 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa 518-885-7411 | stmarysbsta.org Services: Saturday 4 p.m. Sunday 8:30, 10:30 a.m., Noon St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church* 771 Route 29, Rock City Falls 518-885-4677 | firstname.lastname@example.org Services: Sunday 8:30 a.m. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 149 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-0904 | email@example.com Services: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 and 11 a.m. St. Peter Lutheran Church 2776 Route 9, Malta 518-583-4153 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 1 Grove Street, Schuylerville 518-695-3918 | Rev. Donna J. Arnold Services: Sunday 8 and 9 a.m. St. Therese Chapel (RC) 1 Wilton-Gansevoort Road, Gansevoort 518-792-2276 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. St. Thomas of Canterbury 242 Grooms Road, Halfmoon 518-348-0842 | st-thomas-of-canterbury.org Services: Sunday 10 a.m.
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018 Saratoga Abundant Life Church 2 Hutchins Road, Saratoga Springs 518-885-5456 | salchurch.org Services: Sunday 8:20 and 10:30 a.m. Saratoga Chabad 130 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs 518-526-0773 | saratogachabad.com Saratoga Friends Meeting (Quaker) 571 Route 32, Quaker Springs | 518-587-7477 518-399-5013 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga United Methodist Church* 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-3720 | saratogaumc.com Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga Seventh-Day Adventist Church 399 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-587-6951 | saratogasda.org Services: Worship: 11 a.m.; Sabbath School 10 a.m. Schuylerville United Methodist Church 51 Church Street, Schuylerville 518-695-3101 | sumethodist.org Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Shenendehowa United Methodist 971 Route 146, Clifton Park 518-371-7964 | Services: Sunday 9 and 10:45 a.m. Simpson United Methodist Church 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls 518-885-4794 | Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Soul Saving Station for Every Nation Christ Crusaders of America 62 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-3122 | soulsavingstationchurch.com Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Starpoint Church 410 21st Century Park Drive, Clifton Park 518-371-2811 | starpoint.church Services: 9, 10:30 a.m. and Noon Stillwater Christian Fellowship Liberty Ridge Farm, 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke 518-288-8802 | Services: 10 a.m. Stillwater United Church (Presbyterian U.S.A.) 747 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater 518-664-7984 | stillwaterunitedchurch.org Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Temple Sinai* 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 518-584-8730 | saratogasinai.org Shabbat Services: Friday 6 or 8 p.m. (rotating schedule); Saturday 10:30 a.m. Terra Nova Church* 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs 518-833-0504 | terranovachurch.org Services: Sunday 9 a.m. The Salvation Army/ Worship, Service & Community Center 27 Woodlawn Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-1640 | Services: Praise & Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort 518-584-9107 | tumcwilton.com Rev. Keith Mann | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs* 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs 518-584-1555 | uusaratoga.org Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unity Church in Albany 21 King Avenue, Albany | 518-453-3603 Services: Sunday 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. West Charlton United Presbyterian Church 1331 Sacandaga Road, West Charlton 518-882-9874 | westcharltonupc.org Rev. Thomas Gregg | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Wilton Baptist Church 755 Saratoga Road, Wilton 518-583-2736 | wiltonbaptistchurch.com Services: Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
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Bonus Tuesday Grant Cottage will be open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Saratoga Race Course’s season. Tours run every 30 minutes, with the last tour of the day at 3:30 p.m. Admission $6 adults; $5 seniors and children 6-17; free for active duty military and children 5 and under. 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 four convenient locations: 16 West Ave. and 624 Maple Ave. in Saratoga Springs, 2421 State Route 9 in Malta and 266 Quaker Rd. in Queensbury and donate your receipt to The Lions Club account at the checkout counter. Do Good, Feel Good! Thanks for your support. Annual “After the Race” Cocktail Party Please join us at our biggest annual gala to honor the retired thoroughbreds of Old Friends at Cabin Creek. The event will be held at Saratoga National, 458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs. Tickets are $100 in advance, $125 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.oldfriendsatcabincreek.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The 154th Baker Family Reunion The reunion will be held Saturday, August 11 at the Malta Community Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Hotdogs, hamburgers, drinks and tableware will be provided. The Malta Community Park has picnic tables under a pavilion, bathroom facilities, playground equipment, a basketball court, and walking trails. The site is fully accessible with ample parking. Malta Community Park is on
Plains Road County Route 108 in Malta. Take Exit 12 off the Northway (Route 87), then east onto Route 67 and onto County Route 108 East, the park is on the left. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Baker Family Reunion’s Facebook page facebook.com/ thebakerfamilyreunion or their blog at thebakerfamilyreunion. wordpress.com. The Markets at Round Lake Three Markets, Two Days, One Eclectic Village. Come and celebrate the Makers Revolution and Sustainable Food Movement on August 11 and 12, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at Village Green - 49 Burlington Ave, Round Lake. We will be showcasing over 80 of the best and brightest Artisans in the local and regional Maker, Crafter and Artisanal Edibles community. The Makers: talented and passionate vendors with a variety of handmade goods from leather bags to ceramics, clothing to candles, industrial chic to upcycled jewelry and much more. The Food Market: pre-packaged goods with tastes ranging from salsa to sauerkraut, craft ciders and spirits to sweet treats and spices. The Book Market: will feature more than 15,000 used and some rare books in the historic Round Lake Auditorium. Live Music, food trucks, as well the WRLIS Pie Booth will also be featured. For Kids - The Creativity Caravan: A travelling studio, gallery, and imaginarium which is sure to spark, engage, and nourish creativity in kids of all ages. Join us in front of the Round Lake Auditorium for a delightful experience of miniature bookmaking! Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to make their very own miniature books, with lots of materials and embellishments available to fill the books with stories and illustrations. For more information including a full list of vendors is available at www.MarketsAtRoundLake. com. This is a free event and is a fundraiser sponsored by The Woman’s Round Lake Improvement Society (WRLIS) for the Round Lake Libraries and the historic Village of Round Lake. So, come meet the makers, taste the
goodness, read a piece of history, listen to live music and shop local! www.MarketsAtRoundLake.com. Saratoga Pinball & Arcade Show Do you enjoy pinball or have fond memories of playing them in arcades? Visit the Saratoga Pinball and Arcade Show for some family-friendly entertainment. It will be held at the Saratoga Regional YMCA in Saratoga Springs, on Friday, August 10 from 2 – 10 p.m. and Saturday, August 11 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. The show will feature approximately 50 pinball machines and arcade games from the past and present, all set on free play. For one admission price, you are welcome to stay all day and play as much as you like for no additional cost. The show will also feature an indoor flea market with various pinball and arcade games and parts for sale. Proceeds from the show will be donated to charity. Cost is $10 for admission. For more information visit pinballsaratoga.com. 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 518-378-2208 or at the club house at 518-695-3917. Music by DJ Andy Jennings. Health, History and Horses Charity Gala Support community charities on Thursday, August 16 at 6 – 9 p.m. at Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs. Live Music, hot and cold food stations, cash bar, silent auction, four season basket-raffle. Tickets are $75. For reservations: Mail checks to: Ladies of Charity, 8 Claire Pass, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. For more information visit www. ladiesofcharitysaratoga.com. For questions call Linda 518-583-4020 or Gail 518-587-5392. 20th Annual Travers Wine Tasting Please join us to celebrate a very special anniversary, the 20th Annual Travers Wine Tasting on Friday, August 24 at the Saratoga City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Our 20th Anniversary will be a night to
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018 remember, please help us make it the biggest year yet by supporting this wonderful event and the essential programs and services it funds. With more than 100 varieties of fine wines, craft beer, and liquors, as well as gourmet food for your enjoyment, and a variety of auctions, raffles and other exciting attractions, our 20th year promises to be bigger and better than ever. Held the night before the famous Travers Race and promising to be the highlight of the summer season, this year’s event will take place at the Saratoga Springs City Center. This exclusive, high profile benefit is a unique part of the ever-popular Travers Festival activities. General Admission is $140/person, limited to guests age 21 and older, identification required. Call the Development Office at 518-465-3322 for more information. Proceeds from this year’s event go directly toward improving the lives of the elderly in the Greater Capital Region. For more than 65 years, Senior Services of Albany has delivered vital services and programs to this vulnerable population throughout the Capital Region, including our staple Meals on Wheels program. Come and enjoy an evening of food, drink, and fun, all while supporting one of the area’s most beloved non-profit organizations. 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 daily. 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: Daily | Noon and 2 p.m. 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. Crafters Needed Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church (768 Charlton Rd.) is looking for crafters for their annual Craft and Bake Sale on Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Charlton Freehold will be donating 20 percent from proceeds to CAPTAIN/Community Human Services. Crafters interested in reserving space for the Craft Sale, please contact Angela Snyder at email@example.com or by phone: 518-399-2681 and request an application. Inside space is $35 (5x8), outside space (10x10) $20; $5 for a table. Deadline for application is August 31, 2018. Feast of the Fields Join Saratoga Plan on Thursday, September 20 from 5:30 - 9 p.m. at Saratoga National Golf Club for the 13th annual Feast of the Fields, an event that promises to be a funfilled, delicious evening featuring top chefs preparing small plates from fresh ingredients harvested by local farms, along with enticing products and drinks from local producers. A silent auction filled with items and experiences from local businesses and artisans will round out the night. Purchase your tickets at www.saratogaplan. org/2018-feast-fields-form. 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. Informal gatherings are scheduled for: Friday, September 28 at the Parting Glass Pub, 40 Lake Ave, Saratoga at 5 p.m.; Saturday, September 29 at 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@ yahoo.com or call 518-526-0063.
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Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018 Programs include a brief tour of a current Tang exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity. Free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly suggested. For reservations and information, call 518-580-8080.
Family Friendly Event
FRIDAY, JULY 27 Ceremony and Luncheon Korean War Veterans Memorial, Crandall Park, Glens Falls, 11 a.m., The celebration of the armistice, with lunch following at 11:30 a.m. at Ambrosia Diner, located on Aviation Rd., just off Exit 19 of the Northway. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. To make a reservation, or for further information, please contact the host, Louise Finan at 518-5843151. For an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037.
Movie: Molly’s Game Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs, 1 p.m. The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive highstakes poker game and became an FBI target. $3 for members, $5 non-members, popcorn included.
SATURDAY, JULY 28 Sunflower Saturdays Pitney Meadows, 223 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, 9:30 a.m. Pitney Meadows Community Gardens will host an old-fashioned story time for children, followed by a hands-on, garden-related activity. The program 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.
Tang Family Saturdays Tang Museum, Skidmore Campus, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 2-3:30 p.m. Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions.
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 www.yaddo.org.
J. S. Wooley: Adirondack Photographer Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. | Richard Timberlake and Philip Terrie, the co-authors, will present an illustrated lecture on the work of J. S. Wooley: Ballston Spa native and legendary photographer of the turn of the twentieth century. Wooley’s work presents a fascinating record of our region’s history. For more information on these or other events, call 518-682-4200 or visit www.northshire.com.
SUNDAY, JULY 29 Elks Charity Bike Ride Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs, Registration 6 a.m., Ride 7 a.m. | Enjoy Upstate New York’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, beginning and ending at Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge. All funds raised will go directly to the Elks Veterans fund, to help improve the lives of local veterans. 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
CALENDAR 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 www.bikereg.com. For more information, contact James Stine at email@example.com.
Winsor Brown French, the Soldier, the Lawyer, the Man Grant Cottage, 1000 Mt. McGregor Rd., Wilton, 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 on August 4, 1885. The suggested donation for this program is $5 per person. For more information visit www. grantcottage.org.
MONDAY, JULY 30 Adventure Series Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Dr., Malta 10 – 10:45 a.m. | Town of Malta Department of Parks, Recreation and Human Services announces: Preschool Summer Excitement Series for Ages 2.5-5 years old. 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. Contact Malta Community Center at 518-8994411 or visit www.maltaparksrec. com for more information.
TUESDAY, JULY 31 It Began with Danny Ammen Grant Cottage, 1000 Mt. McGregor Rd., Wilton, 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. The suggested donation for this program is $5 per person. For more information visit www.grantcottage.org.
Ghost Tours at Yaddo Yaddo Gardens, 312 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 5 p.m. Ghost Tours will be held every Tuesday during Racing season. Private docent-led garden tours may be arranged at a date and time convenient to a group. Meeting in the parking lot, $10 per per-son. For more information, contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org.
Health, Horses, and Making History Gala National Museum of Dance, 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 6 – 10 p.m. Hosted by Second Chance Sports and the Learning League, a non-profit (501.c.3) organization presided by William Yaiser with over 30 years of proven therapies for individuals suffering from PTSD, spinal injuries and other health concerns (www. secondchancesports.org), will support our veterans, active military, and track folks and select non-profits that need help. Many top professional musicians will provide memorable, live entertainment. A “tasting” from several of the area’s best restaurants and caterers will also enhance the evening’s festivities along with dancing, live and silent auctions, raffles and possibly a rescue adoption event for the MohawkHudson animal shelter will help to round out the activities. Several of the nation’s premier stable owners, Hall-of-Fame trainers, jockeys, and race-horse industry professionals are slated to lend their assistance for these causes in conjunction with many business owners and veterans and civic organizations in the region. Tickets are $12/person. For more information or to help to sponsor, advertise or support, please call 518-226-9731 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Horses, History & Handicapping: Session One Embassy Suites, 86 Congress St., Saratoga Springs, 7-9 p.m. $15 | Open to the public. Proceeds benefit the Academy for Lifelong Learning at SUNY Empire State College. Maggie Wolfendale, NYRA Paddock Analyst, will discuss how “Horses Talk to Us in the Paddock.” A free raffle will be offered for a chance to win four clubhouse seats at the
races donated by NYRA. Comoderators: Tom Amello and Seth Merrow, host of Racing Across America. Call to make a reservation at 518-587-2100, ext. 2390 or just stop in. Sponsored by Prestwick Chase and ThoroFan. Session Two is August 14.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship Start point: United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs, Registration 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 ½ hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Further information is available at walkescv.org
Poetry Performance Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. | Caffè Lena will present poetry performance by Los Lorcas which includes poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, along with guitarist Nat Williams. An open reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 7 p.m. and the readings will start at 7:30 p.m. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost is $5 general, free for students. For more information call 518-5830022 or visit www.caffelena.org.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 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 features the Ice Cream Social with the Union Fire Company Band.
Upcoming Meetings THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 Korean War Veterans’ Association Meeting VFW Home, Veteran’s Way, Saratoga Springs | 1:30 p.m.
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Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
A Celebration of Summer’s Sweetest Berry
High Rock Park Wednesdays | 3 - 6 p.m. Saturdays | 9 - 1 p.m.
by Mariah Rankin for Saratoga TODAY Photos by Pattie Garrett.
SUMMER IS A SEASON that explodes with freshness and flavor, and at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market we experience it first-hand. Julia Howard, Market Manager explained, “Local fruit and vegetables are abundant this season, and we plan on putting a special focus on the summer’s sweetest berry—the blueberry.” On July 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Saratoga Farmers’ Market will have our first Blueberry Festival in celebration of this superfood. This free event will be held rain or shine, and the market will be bursting with all things blueberry.
Eight farms will be offering their freshly picked blueberries. Charles Holub from Scotch Ridge Berry Farm explained, “The blueberry harvest is fantastic this year because no frost occurred while the bushes were blooming. Clear weather allowed our on-farm bees to buzz through pollination. As the berries grow we use drip irrigation in dry weather, which gives us the largest berries with the sweetest flavor.” Many vendors will have all the tasty blueberry themed products you could imagine. Some of these include blueberry honey, blueberry lemon chèvre, blueberry yogurt and smoothies, blueberry jams and jellies, blueberry and lemon curd crepes, blueberry pie, blueberry baked goods, blueberry cheesecake, blueberry cider, and blueberry-lavender lemonade. The market will be full of tastings and recipes from vendors that incorporate their products
Blueberries from Clark Dahlia Farm
Blueberries from Scotch Ridge Farm
with our “Fruit of Honor.” Eat Smart NY will be in attendance with some yummy samplings. CREATE Community Studios is offering a blueberry fingerprint activity for younger children, and older children are invited to make a blueberry basket. Skidmore College’s Developing Minds Center will have free face painting and blueberry-themed activities for all ages and abilities. Everywhere you turn there will be something blueberry, so if you’re looking to get your fix of these tasty berries while they’re in season, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market is the place to be. With
all of this, plus information tables, and live music by Vince Seegar and Samantha Levy, this is set to be the sweetest festival of the summer. To learn more about this event, check out the Market’s Facebook page, and come see us on July 28 to enjoy the fun. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is open on Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at High Rock Park. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and check us out on the FreshFoodNY app. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for volunteer opportunities.
Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce INGREDIENTS
• Yields 4 servings
* Find these Ingredients at the Farmers’ Market! PANCAKES: • 2 to 3 Tablespoons lemon curd • 1 cup whole milk* • 2 eggs* • 2 Tablespoons sugar • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 cup fresh ricotta* • 1 cup all purpose flour • ½ teaspoon baking powder • ½ teaspoon baking soda • pinch of salt • butter*
BLUEBERRY SAUCE: • 1½ Tablespoons lemon juice • 1½ teaspoons cornstarch • 2 cups fresh blueberries* • 2 Tablespoons sugar • 2 Tablespoons water
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PANCAKES: 1. In a small bowl, microwave the lemon curd for a few seconds. Add ¼ cup of milk to the curd and whip. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl and whisk in the remaining milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and ricotta. 2. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in another bowl and whisk to combine. Stir in the ricotta mixture. 3. Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Melt the butter into the pan. Pour batter into the hot pan. Cook the pancakes for about 3 to 4 minutes until undersides are golden brown and a few bubbles begin to form on top. Flip
the pancakes and cook until golden brown, about 3 more minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter. FOR THE BLUEBERRY SAUCE: 1. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice and cornstarch and set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine the blueberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and stir in lemon juice and cornstarch mixture. 2. Stir until the sauce thickens slightly. Cover to keep warm. NOTE: Lemon curd may be replaced with a little lemon juice and lemon zest.
Adapted from the recipe by The Chew and Two Peas and Their Pod, shared by My Saratoga Kitchen Table.
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
“Hey, She got the Way to Move Me, Cherry”
by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY
my Foodie Friends. Calling all Cherry lovers! Our time is here and we have waited long enough. My cherry pitters have arrived and they are flying off the shelves. I love cherries especially cherry pie. Last night I pitted and ate some delicious cherries and I slept like a baby. Who knew that they helped with sleep? Recently Dr. Russell J. Reiter, professor of neuroendocrinology at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio put some hard science behind the cherry folklore. He conducted a five-month study and found that tart cherries contain significant amounts of melatonin, a hormone produced in the brain’s pineal gland that has been credited with slowing the aging process, and
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fighting insomnia and jet lag. It’s also being studied as a potential treatment for cancer, depression and other diseases and disorders. The findings mark the first time melatonin has been pegged as a naturally occurring substance in food, although trace amounts are evident in bananas, corn and other foods, Reiter says. Reiter further asserts that; “The combination of antioxidants in cherries can be very beneficial.” Cherry season is a blessing and a curse: the former because fresh cherries are delicious, and the latter because the pits make it hard to eat them, let alone cook with them. Most Cherry pitters can also pit olives. At Compliments to the Chef located at 33 Railroad Place in Saratoga Springs; we carry a Cherry and Olive Pitter with locking handle to quickly and easily remove pits from cherries and olives without bruising or crushing fruit or waste fruit. Perfect for canning, freezing, dehydrating and baking cherries. Handles lock together for easy storage and spring action handle makes for easier and more comfortable pitting when handling a large load. A Cherry Pitter will make your life
• Tuna Salad on Wheat Bread • Marinated Vegetable Salad • Cottage Cheese • Fresh Orange
• Chicken • Seafood Cacciatore Newburg over Rice • Pasta with Sauce • Carrots • Wax Beans • Dinner Roll • Yogurt • Orange Whip
• Dash salt • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches) • Confectioners’ sugar
a lot easier with all of the delicious cherry recipes that are out there. By the way, I still love listening to Neil Diamond songs; especially while we are in the kitchen cooking or driving in the car. One of our favorites is “Cherry, Cherry.” Remember Foodie Friends: “Life Happens in the Kitchen.”
Take Care, John & Paula UPCOMING EVENT: “Pancakes and Panini’s” Join us for a follow-up Indoor/ Outdoor Electric Grill Demo at Compliments to the Chef on Saturday, August 4 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. with Professor/Chef Rocco Verrigni. “Pancakes and Panini’s” demonstration will be using the Chef Choice Electric grill and griddle plate. Come by to see how to use this essential tool and accessories. Check out our assortment of grill accessories as well.
Served at the Saratoga Senior Center
INGREDIENTS • 4 cups fresh tart cherries, pitted • 1¼ cups sugar • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
Office for the Aging Lunch Program TUESDAY
COUNTRY FAIR CHERRY PIE
• Roast Beef with Gravy • Mashed Potatoes • Peas • Plum Fruit
• Chopped Steak Parmesan • Pasta • Green Beans • Chocolate Pudding with Whipped Topping
Menu Subject to Change. Coffee, tea and butter are served daily. The suggested contribution is $2/meal. There is a $6 fee for guests under the age of 60. Please make checks payable to: Northeast Dining and Lodging, c/o Saratoga County Office for the Aging, 152 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt; stir in cherries until blended. Let stand for 30 minutes. 2. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. 3. Line a 9-inch pie plate with bottom crust; trim pastry even with edge. Fill with cherry filling. 4. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cover edges during the last 20 minutes to prevent overbrowning.
5. Roll out remaining pastry to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 1214 large stars and 16-18 small stars; place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar. 6. Place stars randomly over cooled pie. Sprinkle edges of pie with confectioners’ sugar. For Cherry Almond Pie: Once the pie filling has been removed from the heat, stir in ¼ teaspoon almond extract.
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
Take a Road Less Traveled... TO SCHUYLERVILLE FOR DELICIOUS FARE Photo provided.
by Megin Potter for Saratoga TODAY FROM Saratoga Springs, travel east on Route 29 and you’ll quickly see a more rural landscape. It’s where there’s a warm greeting waiting for you in a unique setting that makes all the difference. Barely 15 minutes from downtown, pull into the unassuming Just Meats for an experience that is reminiscent of stepping into a butcher shop pulled from the chronicles of history. “It’s beautiful scenery and a nice country place to visit,” said co-owner Mark Little. Located in the hamlet of Grangerville just before the crossing of Fish Creek, the small family business prides themselves on being fourthgeneration butchers. Their 150-year-old wooden wall cooler and tables covered with printed burlap instantly transport you to a simpler time. Gorgeous premium cuts of steak, seasoned chicken and burgers are great to grab for the grill. The full cooler contains a delicious selection of salads and local products to round out the meal. The deli fills up the menu with a nice assortment of signature sandwiches (named after area lakes) that hint at the family’s legacy of being watersidedwelling folk. Capitalizing on their substantial experience, Just Meats is adding a new location
Saratoga Gluten Free Bakery’s cupcakes.
Mushrooms and corn at Old Saratoga Merchantile. Clark’s Steakhouse.
at 5 Salem St. in Greenwich (formally home to Washington Square Deli) in a building that dates back to 1862. They are due to open in early August.
Fresh steaks at Just Meats.
Just Meats, 1023 Route 29, Schuylerville is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit them online at www.facebook.com/JustMeats. Drive a few minutes further down Route 29 and look for the
distinctive locust split-rail fence in front of Old Saratoga Mercantile. A victorious salute to small-scale farmers and producers, they carry items from 100 different vendors. “We’re so lucky to have so many talented people in the area growing, making and selling products,” said owner Christina Myers. A former reporter, Myers searches out the truth of every product to know the roots of what she carries and where it came from. Not just reading labels, she’s done her research, visiting the farms and talking to the farmers. These are the producers that are small enough to watch over every plant and bottle each jar with care. They forage a small batch of yellow Chicken of the Woods mushrooms, hand-pick plump tomatoes from their garden and deliver fresh-baked breads. This creates a community that Myers is happy to have you join. She’ll answer any questions as you
Fresh veggies, peppers, and dry goods at Old Saratoga Merchantile.
walk across the large wooden floor, absorbing the delectable smells that waft up from each display. Deliveries come in constantly so check onlwww.facebook.com/ OldSaratogaMercantile for the latest arrivals.
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Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
continued from previous page... Just around the bend in the village of Schuylerville are the amazing goodies at Saratoga Gluten-Free Bakery. Wholesaling to many of Saratoga’s top restaurants, here you’ll find a full pastry case of delights. If you get there early enough, you can enjoy the miracle of gluten-free cinnamon buns and apple cider donuts. Gluten-free rolls and Chocolate Covered “We have something for Cheesecake at Saratoga Gluten-Free Bakery. everyone here – there really is,” said owner Jeanne Daley. 518-695-6565. Visit Saratoga Newly added seating on the Gluten-Free Bakery, 176 Broad outdoor stone patio, games and a nice St., Schuylerville, Wednesday – iced tea or coffee from the espresso Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday bar, give you an excuse to linger. and Sunday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Lunch items including or online at www.facebook.com/ chicken salad, macaroni and SaratogaGlutenFreeGoods. cheese and paninis balance out Take a turn at dining on the all the sweet treats, while breads, water at Clark’s Steakhouse. rolls and even pizza crusts keep Their new location along the you stocked-up even if you do Hudson River comes complete have special dietary restrictions. with a 16-seat Tiki Bar and plenty Want something specific of outdoor tables to watch the for a large group? Call ahead to boats at the marina next door.
They have tripled in size from their previous location, which meant growing their staff of 19 to one comprised of 55 people, including a new executive chef and in-house butcher that hand-cuts the select meats they grew famous for. “We have Saratoga-quality steaks at Schuylerville prices,” said owner Jason Young. Infusing new energy into the area, they’ve been experiencing better and better customer ratings during the last 60 days of their
The outdoor patio at Clark’s Steakhouse as well as their signature burger and steak entrées.
transition and are now back in the groove of offering great-tasting fare. Their burgers are getting lots of praise. “We have the best burgers in town. They’re ground-down NY Strip and a blend of beef that’s the best you can get for
your buck,” said Young. Clark’s Steakhouse, 1 Ferry St., Schuylerville is open Monday – Thursday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Find them online at www. clarkssteakhouse.com
KING BROTHERS DAIRY EXPANDS Photos provided.
by Megin Potter for Saratoga TODAY WHEN friends gathered around their grandfather’s pool table, they enjoyed a good game and a good batch of handcranked ice cream. Located on the road in Schuylerville that was named after him, his grandsons are again making ice cream. At King Brother’s Dairy the hand-cranking has been replaced by state-of-theart machinery but the sincerity is still alive in their service. “It’s easy to make something you enjoy yourself,” said co-owner Jeff King. IN THE LAND OF MILK Ice cream is the newest product Jeff and his brother Jan King have added to their farm’s menu of offerings - which includes a variety of milk goods sourced from their century-old farm. As a mid-level size farm serving 400 home delivery customers, they are still at a size flexible enough to try new things – which this year means expanding their on-site retail space from a 300 sq. ft. shed to a modern 3,000 sq. ft. building. “I hope we’ll have a healthy flow of customers through here,” said King.
The clean country style store will have spacious 15-foot high ceilings, enough seating for 35 people and industrial ceiling fans. Built by D & L Construction and designed by the architects at Saratoga’s Olsen Associates, the Kings strived to work with many local companies. DELVING IN Guests can watch the process of how their products are made through a glass window while enjoying both hard and soft-serve ice cream in a variety of flavors. “People really enjoy the opportunity to come to the country and experience what a farm is all about,” said King. Bottling milk happens on Monday and Thursday mornings while ice cream production typically occurs on Tuesdays. “We’re revving up the production and I try to make as much as I can when things are quieter,” said Store and Retail Manager Sarah Zdobnikow. A long-time employee at the dairy farm, Zdobnikow graduated from Siena College in May and only recently added ice cream production to her list of responsibilities. “There’s so much that goes into making ice cream, you
The new retail building at King Brothers Dairy in Schuylerville will open this fall.
wouldn’t even believe it,” she said. Bravely experimenting with new flavors has proven successful. The Triple Chocolate Black Raspberry swirls fudge, chocolate and fudge brownie chunks into a premium milky blend. Other top sellers include the Butter Pecan, Coffee, and Leprechaun (mint brownie) flavors. The Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl is Jeff ’s favorite, although he does like the traditional mint chocolate chip… TASTE THE CRAVING In addition to selling their dairy products, King Brothers Farms sells their own beef cuts, processed by Eagle Bridge Custom Meats, as well
King Brothers Dairy currently.
as favorites from regional producers including Oscar’s Smokehouse, New Skete Cheesecakes, Thomas Poultry eggs and Sammy Cohen’s craveworthy pizzas. Because the new space will also have its own kitchen, the Kings are planning to offer prepared meals, as well.
“We’re not just supporting our family but 15 other families depend on this business for their livelihood. More and more people are making their connection every day,” said King. King Brothers Dairy is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Puzzles Across 1 Without markup 7 Informed 15 Like the Godhead 16 Where flocks assemble 17 Slide 19 “Defending Liberty Pursuing Justice” org. 20 Org. for Sharapova and Kournikova 21 Base or case closer 22 Exaggerates, as a résumé 24 Follow 27 Ref. with quarterly online updates 30 Slide 34 Respond to a failed delivery 35 Not your average joe? 36 Video game hero with a kart 39 “To wrap up ... “ 40 Epic including the Catalogue of Ships 41 Willing to take risks 45 Slide 50 Shocked letters 51 Colleague of Ruth and Sonia 52 Trillionth: Pref. 53 Kit Carson House site 56 Texter’s “Keep the rest to yourself” 58 Moo __ pork 59 Slide 64 Way to be there when you can’t be there 65 Looked for a school, perhaps 66 Tape container 67 Jousting mounts Down 1 Bank smartphone offering 2 Type of chief or custom 3 Noisy bug 4 “In __ Time”: Hemingway story collection 5 White fall 6 Quality control personnel 7 Mil. mail drop 8 Unchallenging reading material 9 Specialized undergrad track 10 Frosty film 11 Will go ahead as planned 12 Walter Johnson’s career-leading 110 13 Yet, poetically
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Writing the Right Word by Dave Dowling Accuracy in word choice is a key to effective communication. In your daily writing and speaking, try to make sure you use the right word in the right place with the right spelling. By doing so, its effect will affect your communication in a positive way. This quick weekly tip will help you filter the confusion in some of our daily word choices. This Week: Fair to middling, Fair to midland Fair to middling, meaning so-so, is the correct phrase. This late 1800s expression originally referred to cotton grading, where fair was one of the lowest grades of cotton and middling was the next lowest. Dave Dowling is the author of The Wrong Word Dictionary and The Dictionary of Worthless Words. Both books are available from many book retailers, and signed copies can be obtained by contacting Dave at email@example.com
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
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Spa City Native New Album Merges Jazz, Classical
Laurence Gartel’s Art Car
and Rock ‘n’ Roll Worlds
Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.
by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs’ native son Pete Donnelly has released a new album, a corresponding music video and is preparing to hit the road in October with an all-new combo at his side. “Phases of the Moon” signals a departure of sorts for fans familiar with Donnelly’s work as co-founder of The Figgs. Ten of the album’s 18 tracks are instrumentals and include re-creation of works by Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, Erik Satie, Claude Debussy and Oscar Pettiford. The Figgs – who formed in 1987 when Donnelly collaborated with fellow Saratoga Springs High School students Mike Gent and Guy Lyons – have released more than a dozen albums and staged some 1,500 shows at hallowed venues like the QE2, CBGB’s, and the Whisky A Go Go. And while Gent and Donnelly continue to perform together, the solo record, “Phases of the Moon,” features a nod to the bass player-turnedguitarist’s younger musical ears which heralded an appreciation for Charles Mingus and Thelonious
Monk, as much as for bands like Black Flag and Hüsker Dü. The piano serves as a driving force on “Phases of the Moon,” merging seductive jazz riffs laced with a sweet soul muse, topped with the familiar jingle-jangle of an electric guitar, a permeable dose of catchy songwriting throughout and adorned with a class rock and roll beat THAT JUST SWINGS. Donnelly — who calls Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey home these days - asked director Geoffray Barbier to coordinate a New York City rooftop video shoot for the album’s debut single, “Dr. Richard.” The result maintains a rock ‘n’ rebel tradition not seen since The Senders rocked tar beach with their “My Baby Glows in the Dark” rooftop video in 1990 - look it up! – and the Jefferson Airplane sang and strummed atop a Manhattan rooftop a generation earlier. For more information about “Phases of the Moon” – released as a full-length CD and a special hand-numbered double album, go to: www.petedonnellymusic.com. The debut video may be viewed on YouTube at: Pete Donnelly Music.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Laurence Gartel – commonly referred to as “the father of digital art” – poses in front of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame shortly after making the 1,400-mile drive from his home in Boca Raton, Florida to the Spa City in a Mazerati - which Gartel transformed into an “art car.”
One night in the 1980s, the digital artist met Pop Artist Andy Warhol at the Studio 54 nightclub and subsequently taught Warhol how to use an Amiga Computer to transform his art. Gartel spent three weeks – “nearly 24 hours a day, every day, about 500 hours” – creating the visual imagery that ties together
elements of various charities and images of horses rescued by Equine Advocates. Equine Advocates will stage an auction Aug. 2 at the Canfield Casino during their fundraising gala, in which a winner will get to hop in the art car and take off for an adventurous overnight excursion through the scenic Adirondack Mountains.
Pop Music - This Week at SPAC
SARATOGA SPRINGS — John Fogerty, whose career as a songwriter with Creedence Clearwater Revival and as a solo artist includes “Proud Mary” and “Fortunate Son,” to “Centerfield” and “Déjà vu (All Over Again),” returns to Saratoga Performing Arts Center July 29. Other performances this week at SPAC are Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28. John Fogerty, 8 p.m. Sunday, July 29 and Chicago/ REO Speedwagon, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31.
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Upcoming Galas and Soirees August - September
NY CHAPLAINCY BRUNCH
WHEN: Wednesday, August 15 at 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Saratoga National Golf Course WHY: Raise funds for programs and events for all three NYRA Backstretch communities. ATTIRE: Summer Casual TICKET COST: $120 TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit rtcany.org
THE HEALTH, HISTORY AND HORSES CHARITY GALA
WHEN: Thursday, August 16 at 6 p.m. WHERE: Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs WHY: Sponsored by Ladies of Charity Saratoga Vicariate. Funds raised are distributed to the poor in Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties. Featuring food, cash bar, music, silent auction, basket raffle. ATTIRE: Summer Festive TICKET COST: $75 TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit ladiesofcharitysaratoga.org or call Linda at 518-583-4020 or Gail at 518-587-5392
ONE FINE DAY: SHELTERS OF SARATOGA CELEBRATION WHEN: Tuesday, August 21 at 1 p.m. WHERE: Saratoga National Golf Club WHY: Help to provide a secure future for community members in need, featuring complimentary valet parking, seasonal fare by Prime at Saratoga National, Lifestyles of Saratoga pop-up shop, entertainment and silent auction. ATTIRE: Summer Casual TICKET COST: $75 TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit sheltersofsaratoga.org
RACING FOR THE CHILDREN
WHEN: Wednesday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Saratoga National Golf Club WHY: Support daycare and school programs for children whose parents work at the backstretch at Saratoga. This year’s event will honor Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga. ATTIRE: Summer Semi-Formal TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit belmontchildcare.org
SARATOGA FASHION SHOW VIP PARTY
WHEN: Wednesday, August 22 at 6 p.m. WHERE: The Adelphi Hotel WHY: Come meet this year’s featured guest designer, Nicole Miller at the beautiful Adelphi Hotel the night before the big event. ATTIRE: Cocktail Attire TICKET COST: $175 Pre-Party Only Admission. Visit rmhcofalbany.org/events/2018-fashion-showpresented-saratoga-trunk for package deals. TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit rmhcofalbany.org or call Heather-Liz at 518-438-2655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
20TH ANNUAL SARATOGA FASHION SHOW
WHEN: Thursday, August 23 at 11 a.m. WHERE: Saratoga Race Course WHY: Benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region. Natalie Sillery will once again be presenting a dazzling fashion show featuring the latest styles from Saratoga Trunk as well as many renowned New York City designers. ATTIRE: Summer Festive TICKET COST: $225 General Admission. Visit rmhcofalbany.org/events/2018-fashion-showpresented-saratoga-trunk for package deals. TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit rmhcofalbany.org
20TH ANNUAL TRAVERS WINE TASTING
WHEN: Friday, August 24 at 6 p.m. WHERE: Saratoga Springs City Center WHY: Proceeds from this year’s event go directly toward improving the lives of the elderly. For more than 65 years, Senior Services of Albany has delivered vital services and programs throughout the Capital Region. This event features more than 100 varieties of fine wines, craft beer, and liquors, as well as gourmet food for your enjoyment, and a variety of auctions, raffles and other exciting attractions. ATTIRE: Summer Formal TICKET COST: $140 TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit seniorservicesofalbany.com, call 518-465-3322, or email Maria Jones at email@example.com
Photo by Francesco D’Ami co.
SARATOGA BRIDGES ANNUAL TRAVERS DAY AT THE RACES
WHEN: Saturday, August 25 at 11 a.m. WHERE: The Easy Goer Restaurant at the Saratoga Race Course WHY: Held on Travers Day at Saratoga Race Course, this event includes reserved seating and hospitality with a delicious buffet and beverage service at The Easy Goer Restaurant. Ticket price includes one complimentary cocktail per person, general admission to The Clubhouse and a Post Parade Program. Join us while we enjoy the thrill of the most exciting day of Saratoga’s racing season. ATTIRE: Track Attire TICKET COST: $160 FOR TICKETS: Visit saratogabridges.org or call 518-587-0723, ext. 1242 Monday-Friday from 7:30-4 p.m.
6TH ANNUAL ST. JUDE GALA
WHEN: Thursday, August 30 at 6 p.m. WHERE: Saratoga National Golf Club WHY: Guests will enjoy an evening of live music, delicious food and desserts and silent and live auctions, all benefiting the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children. ATTIRE: Semi-Formal TICKET COST: $175 TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit stjude.org
SARATOGA WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 7 - Sunday, Sept. 9 WHERE: Saratoga Spa State Park WHY: The Saratoga Wine and Food Festival is Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s primary fundraiser for its educational programming, including the Classical Kids program. SCHEDULE & TICKET COST: Sept. 7 • 10:30 a.m. | Adirondack Road Tour and Gourmet Luncheon. Event price: $100. Sept. 7 • 7 p.m. | Fired Up! Grill Competition featuring Special Guests David Burke and David Ortiz. Event price: $100. During the event, David Ortiz will host a meet and greet for 100 people who will have their pictures taken individually with the baseball hero and receive a signed promotional photograph. This opportunity will be available to the first 100 people who purchase a specially priced Fired Up! ticket at $150. Sept. 7 • 8:30 p.m. | Party with Big Papi in VIP Nightclub. Following the private meet and greet, David Ortiz will host a VIP experience in the VIP Nightclub, overlooking the Spa State Park reflecting pool. Event price: $200. Sept. 8 • Noon | Grand Tasting. Bugatti auto display, curated food, wine, events and activities, including “Iron Chef ” styled competition. Event price: $100. Sept. 9 • 11 a.m. | Brunch with Colin Cowie and Celebrity Chef Todd English. Event price: $225. TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit spac.org.
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
Art Fair at City Center Aug. 2 -5 SARATOGA SPRINGS — The premiere edition of REVEAL International Contemporary Art Fair will be held Aug. 2-5 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. REVEAL is a new boutique art fair that embraces diversity, discovery and curatorial integrity, providing a platform for a select group of 40 galleries. Participants include established galleries from New York, New Jersey and from other states across the country. Fair dates are 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3-4, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. One-Day Fair Passes are $18.09, Seniors (62+), students (with ID) and Veterans: $12.79, children 12 and under: free. Multi-day fair passes are $28.69. Art Talks will take place Aug. 3 at 3 p.m.: “Buy What You Love ... And Other Advice,” and at 4 p.m.: “The Art of Collecting: Building, Managing and Protecting a Collection.”
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A VIP Preview and celebration will take place 6 – 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. VIP tickets are $50 plus fee/sales tax (total $55.18) and are valid for admission to the VIP Preview and celebration and all fair days, Friday through Sunday. Beneficiary: Bernard and Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Med and the Massry Family Children’s Emergency Center at Albany Med Art. Through the donation of art supplies, REVEAL seeks to provide children who receive both in-patient and out-patient services with the means for artistic and creative expression. REVEAL Art Fair, Inc. was founded and is owned by Jacqueline Dunbar Grande, a long-time resident of Saratoga Springs. Saratoga Springs City Center is located at 522 Broadway. For more information and tickets, go to: revealartfair.com.
Trinity Irish Dance Company Stages Premiere SPAC Performance July 30 SARATOGA SPRINGS — Trinity Irish Dance Company (TDIC) will bring its percussive movements and innovative choreography to Saratoga for its first-ever SPAC appearance on July 30 at 8 p.m. Founded in 1990, by Emmyaward winning choreographer and Artistic Director, Mark Howard, Trinity Irish Dance Company was the birthplace of progressive Irish dance, which opened new avenues of artistic expression leading directly to commercial productions such as Riverdance. “Last year we created an immersive, Argentinian festival around Che Malambo’s performance that resulted in one of the most memorable programs of the season. Due to
the overwhelming response from our audiences, we are expanding our program offerings with a continued focus on world music and dance ensembles,” Elizabeth Sobol, SPAC’s president and CEO, said in a statement. Prior to Trinity Irish Dance Company’s act, at 7:15 p.m. Saratoga Performing Arts Center will present a high-energy, professionally choreographed final performance by 80 local children who have been participating in The Performance Project: Youth in Motion. Tickets
for the amphitheater-only performance are $27, $37 and $57, and are available at spac.org. Trinity Irish Dance Company will also be involved in a Master Class at the National Museum of Dance. The class - from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Sunday July 29, will be led by three Trinity Irish Dance Company members and is open to dancers age 8 to adult. The cost is $25 per dancer. Advance registration is suggested by going to: www.dancemuseum.org or calling the museum at: 518-5842225, ext. 3008.
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Saratoga Shakespeare Company
New Artist Grant to
Begins Performances of Henry IV
Underwrite Residency SARATOGA SPRINGS — Yaddo artist retreat this week announced a new grant from The Maurice Sendak Foundation to underwrite a residency for an artist at Yaddo. The Sendak/Glynn Narrative Illustration Residency is designated for artists whose primary media is work on paper through the use of non-digital tools. This grant will support all costs associated with the residency of one artist, to be named by Yaddo, as well as provide a $1,000 financial aid stipend. “The funding will help to support work that is, in Maurice Sendak’s words, ‘not vapid or stupid, but original; work that excites and incites,’” said Yaddo President Elaina Richardson, in a statement. “We welcome
this chance to extend Sendak’s legacy to a new generation while underscoring Yaddo’s rich tradition of support to artists at all stages of their work and creative life.” The Maurice Sendak Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization, is devoted to promoting greater public interest in and understanding of the literary, illustrative, and theatrical arts. Maurice Sendak, widely considered the most important children's book artist of the 20th century, died in 2012 and is best known for his book “Where the Wild Things Are.” For more information or to apply for this residency, go to www.yaddo.org. Application deadline is August 1, 2018.
by Jessica Pavia for Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Tuesday July 31, the Saratoga Shakespeare Company will begin their production of “Henry IV” parts one and two combined, directed by David Girard. This season marks the 18th year of the company providing free theatre in Congress Park. The company celebrates themes of redemption, rebellion, and reconciliation in Shakespeare’s plays with their “Summer of Transformation.” “Henry IV” is inspired by the real Henry Bolingbroke’s rise to power after overthrowing King Richard during the 14th century. In the play, Henry’s son Hal starts as an “immature prince who has no place, to becoming a king,” explains Girard. “Henry has a transformational moment as well when he realizes the sacrifices he had to make to ensure his son is set up for success.” Much of “Henry IV” follows Hal as he decides whether to step up to his duties or continue to immerse himself in the chaotic and beautiful culture of commoners - where viewers meet one of Shakespeare’s great comedic creations, Sir John Falstaff. Despite those antics, the core is one of fathers, sons, and father-like figures. With this theme in mind, Shakespeare, and now Girard, took liberties with the text, making the story more approachable to their respective contemporary audiences. “The stories are universal, but even then, Shakespeare is not coming up with new ideas. He’s taking existing material and repackaging it, for lack of a better
Saratoga Shakespeare Company presents Henry IV in Congress Park July 31- Aug. 4. Top row (left to right): Kevin McGuire, Ed Swidey. Middle row: Woodrow Proctor, Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch. Bottom row: Raya Malcolm. Photo by Eric Jenks.
term,” explained Girard. “Especially with Saratoga Shakespeare, we love to change the world; we like to sometimes update the play, give it a more 2018 flavor.” The cast for “Henry IV” is made up of eight actors, with some from Saratoga Shakespeare’s Young Theatre Professional Company, the company’s outreach program. Broadway actor Kevin McGuire will appear as the title character. While Girard only has eight actors to play 24 roles, he insists that each makes “very clear, clean, idiosyncratic choices for each one
of their characters to ground that person in their world.” The universe that Girard and his team have created is one grounded heavily in what true Elizabethan drama is, while adapting to the contemporary world that we live in. This very well may be the only way to reflect the true edginess inherent in Shakespeare’s plays, especially “Henry IV.” Admission is free and shows are 6 p.m. July 31 to Aug. 4 on the Alfred Z. Solomon Stage in Congress Park.
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Zucchini Brothers/ New York Players, 6 p.m. @ Shepard Park, Lake George
Jake Shimabukuro, 7 & 9 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022
Brothers Four, 7 & 9 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Rob Fleming, 7:30 p.m. @ Peabody’s — 518.886.8673 Ill Funk Ensemble, 8 p.m. @ Bailey’s — 518.450.1305 Kevin Downey Jr., 8 & 10 p.m. @ The Comedy Works — 518.275.6897 Eric Walentowicz Quartet, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582 Tribute to Tom Petty, 9 p.m. @ Putnam Place – 518-886-9585
saturday, 7/28: Lindsey Stirling & Evanescence, 7 p.m. @ SPAC — 518.584.9330 Timebomb, 8 p.m. @ Peabody’s — 518.886.8673 Mary Fahl, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Kevin Downey Jr., 8 & 10 p.m. @ The Comedy Works — 518.275.6897 The Schmooze, 9 p.m. @ Bailey’s — 518.450.1305 Jon Leroy Trio, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582
sunday, 7/29: Joan Osborne, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022
Super Dark Monday: Voyeur/ Dirt Church/ Spell Runner, 9:30 p.m. @ Desperate Annie’s — 518.587.2455
tuesday, 7/31: Leah Woods, 7 p.m. @ Bailey’s — 518.450.1305 Jeff Daniels & The Ben Daniels Band, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 John Fogerty, 7:30 p.m. @ SPAC — 518.584.9330
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Fri - thu: 1:50, 8:50
Matt Cosgrove, 7 p.m. @ Bailey’s — 518.450.1305
Mission: iMpossible - Fallout (pG-13) 2D
Fri - thu: 11:00 aM, 2:30, 6:20, 10:00
Mission: iMpossible - Fallout (pG-13) btX
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Rainbow Kitten Surprise, 7 p.m. @ Upstate Concert Hall — 518.371.0012 Open Mic Night, 9:30 p.m. @ Putnam Place – 518-886-9585
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25 th ANNUAL
Siro’s Cup Benefit The 25th Annual Siro’s Cup was held July 19, 2018 at Siro’s, 168 Lincoln Ave. The featured a Tribute to Triple Crown Winner Justify and raised $269,000. Proceeds benefit the Center for Disability Services. All photos by SuperSource Media. David Prescott, Robert Amore, Rosella Amore & Tom Collura
Marylou Whitney poses for a photograph with Harry Rice III & his son, Harry Rice IV.
Kim Collea & Mike Silver
Maria Mazzone & Bruce Connelly
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
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SARATOGA BRIDGES HOSTS:
The White Party
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Bridges annual “White Party” raised a total net in excess of $96,000 during its annual gala, which this year was held July 21 at Saratoga National Golf Club. Leigh and Kimberly McConchie were high bidders on a pre-event package which included a helicopter arrival,
courtesy of Independent Helicopters Inc., on the golf course practice green. The event featured Benita Zahn, of News Channel 13, as emcee, entertainment by magician Steven Brundage and a live auction which generated $18,000 for the agency’s services and programs. Chad Beatty, past president of the Saratoga
Attendees of Saratoga Bridges White Party, bidding high and bidding often.
Bridges Foundation Board, served as auctioneer. Beatty is also the publisher of Saratoga TODAY. Saratoga Bridges, a non-profit organization, has provided services and programs to people with developmental disabilities and their families for more than 60 years. All photos by SuperSource Media.
Dana and PJ Moraci.
Event emcee Benita Zahn.
Heather Varney honored for her years of service to Saratoga Bridges.
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New York City Ballet Gala SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 2018 New York City Ballet Gala: The Four Seasons, SPAC’s largest fundraiser to support the NYCB residency, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the births of both Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein during its elegant fête on Saturday, July 21. The centerpiece of the evening featured a special NYCB performance of the SPAC Premiere of a new work directed by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Warren Carlyle. All photos by SuperSource Media.
Stephanie Markowich, Nicole Cody, SPAC President and CEO Elizabeth Sobol.
Ron and Michele Riggi, Susan and Bill Dake.
Rose Venditti, Mary Wilson, Sophia Blechowski.
Elaine Rubenstein, Audrey Hoffman, Judy Mayer-Rosen.
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
NEIL HOWARD: An Unsung Visionary
by Bendan O’Meara for Saratoga TODAY ELEVEN YEARS AGO was the birth as we know it of the Curlin Stakes. At that time it wasn’t called the Curlin Stakes. That wouldn’t come until 2009. In 2007, it was just an anonymous allowance optional claiming race on a Friday, July 30 to be precise, Race No. 6, nine furlongs on the dirt, a nine-horse field. This race was nothing, one of the countless and innumerable footnotes over the course of 36 days. Grasshopper, a son of Dixie Union, won the race with Calvin Borel in the irons, this when Borel was the darling of horse racing having won the Kentucky Derby aboard Street Sense that year. Grasshopper won that allowance optional claimer in a respectable 1:49 and change, and it was Grasshopper who changed how we think about prepping for the Travers. Why? It was Grasshopper who eventually gave Street Sense the stretch battle of a lifetime during the Travers ultimately ceding to the Derby winner mere yards from the wire. And the prep wasn’t a stake. It lacked prestige. It won’t pad a horse’s resume. It was a simple race tucked away on the card before the “serious” weekend racing took place. “That was a signature race for him,” Grasshopper’s trainer Neil J. Howard told me over the phone. “Anytime you win anything— anything—at Saratoga, you’ve got to be pleased. He did it with a strong race.” Ever since that July 30 day in 2007, the Friday before the Grade 2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga and
the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth, there was now a newer, fresher, maybe junior varsity-way to prep for the Travers if the horse wasn’t quite ready for graded company. Maybe the colt isn’t ready to face the battle-tested Triple Crown horses in the Jim Dandy, but a trainer still wants to get a race for his colt on the track. Suddenly the Friday race—restricted to nonwinners of one graded stake in 2018—is a legitimate and fruitful test to see if the Grade 1 Travers four weeks later merits attention. Grasshoppper came into the allowance with two starts as a two-year-old and two starts as a three-year-old. He hadn’t even stepped up into light stakes company yet. He had some zip, but he needed a race over the track. He won, and Howard and owner Will Farish objectively thought the Travers was a race worthy of Grasshopper’s talents. “The Travers is not a race where you take the position, ‘Let’s just take a shot and see what happens,’” Howard said. As luck would have it, that 2007 Travers was a small field, which gave a horse with the tactical speed of Grasshopper an advantage. Grasshopper took the lead early in the race, and turning for home it was evident that we were in for a classic stretch duel, a two-horse race between David and Goliath. “The feeling was that of course it’s not over till it’s over,” Howard said. “When they came off the turn and they passed the 3/16th pole it was a two-horse race. You could tell that it was not going to be impossible. “At that point you know you were going to be first or second and run well in the Travers. We were rooting our horse on, hoping to get there. It was exciting in those kinds of races. You knew you were going to run well at that point. The Travers came up a short.” Satisfied his plan worked so well, Howard figured he could try again a year later. “Mambo…that’s another conversation,” Howard said. If you thought the Street Sense v. Grasshopper stretch
duel was as close as it could get, a year later Mambo in Seattle and Colonel John locked up at the wire in one of the closest Travers in history. You needed a microscope to name the winner. Colonel John had the lead down the center of the track with Mambo in Seattle, that year’s winner of the Neil Howard Stakes, soon-to-be-Curlin Stakes, swung out wide. Robby Albarado, aboard Mambo, pumped his fist as if he had won. “You know what’s funny,” Howard said. “I kind of knew. Even though you can’t tell watching it, I knew he got beat that lip. I told everybody just calm down. I had a feeling. What can you say? He ran a great race in the Travers.” After Howard used this preJim Dandy Day race two years in a row to come within a half-length (2007) and a lip (2008) of the Mid-Summer Derby, it suddenly became a thing. By 2009, the race was named for two-time Horse of the Year Curlin. Now it is taken as seriously as the Jim Dandy and Haskell. The betting favorite doesn’t come out of this race, but because of the work Howard did with Grasshopper and Mambo, this race and this day can’t be ignored. V.E. Day, then trained by Jimmy Jerkins in 2014, is the only Curlin Stakes winner to parlay that into the Travers winner’s circle. It’s a gargantuan leap in class from the Curlin to the Travers, but there is precedent with what V.E. Day did and what Howard had done before that. “It’s tough to have horses right. I don’t care if it’s a goddam maiden race,” Howard said. “It’s hard to have horses just right on the day. That’s why I’m the type of person…these guys win the all the big races all the time, I tip my hat to him. It’s hard enough to win a maiden race. “You watch the likes of [Bob] Baffert, [Steve] Asmussen, [Chad] Brown, all those big outfits, to win those races at that high rate of accomplishment. It’s hard enough to win a maiden race, much less keep them right and eating. The time, the effort and pressure… training thoroughbreds, it’s the
“That’s why when the horse runs good, much less wins, you can relax a bit and be happy.” -Neil Howard. Photo provided.
greatest job in the world. There’s a lot that goes into it.” A decade after Howard changed how some trainers approach the Travers, there’s zero sourness with Grasshopper or Mambo. This sentiment will most certainly differ from trainer to trainer, but getting them to the wire and giving them the best chance to run their race,
that is the true victory, win or lose. “That’s why when the horse runs good, much less wins, you can relax a bit and be happy,” Howard said. Brendan O’Meara is a freelance writer and author of Six Weeks in Saratoga. He also hosts The Creative Nonfiction Podcast.
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
... OPENING WEEKEND ...
by Louisa Foye for Saratoga TODAY God could not possibly have created a more perfect backdrop for Opening Day, as 33,000+ fans were greeted by bright sunshine and amazingly blue skies, for the kickoff at the Spaaaaa! When trainer Robertino Diodoro arrived in Saratoga for the first time ever last year, it took him 18 starts before he had a winner. This year, his 7-yearold gelding, Bad Student, turned the tables for him, as he captured the first race of the meet with a 3
1/4 length victory under Ricardo Santana, Jr. The first stakes race of the meet was the 100th running of the Grade 3 Schuylerville for 2-yearold fillies, and Mark Casse’s precocious Catherinethegreat ruled her competition, while cruising to a 4 1/4 length victory over favorite Nonna Madeline, the daughter of Candy Ride, by Storm Cat. Once again, Nonna had an awkward break under Hall of Famer, Johnny Velazquez, who was attempting to win his record 6th Schuylerville. In spite of added gate work with the “horse whisperer,” Bob Duncan, Nonna still exhibited problems, but hopefully it won’t remain a recurring issue. Catherine blazed through the opening quarter in :21.78, with Jose Ortiz aboard, and finished the 6 furlongs in 1:09.98, and I’ll look forward to seeing both of these fillies in the Adirondack and/or Spinaway later in the meet. In the second feature on Friday’s card, the Grade 3, Lake George, for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles, over the Mellon
Photo by Adam Mooshian.
Turf Course, Daddy is a Legend, George Weaver’s classy daughter of Scat Daddy, ended her 3 straight graded stakes races’ losing streak, with a 2-length victory, as the favorite, under a hot Manny Franco, over French-bred Altea and Irad Ortiz, Jr. Although Irad easily outdistanced his brother Jose while winning his first Belmont Spring/Summer Meet title since 2014, with 60 wins, the “3rd Amigo” amongst the trio of great friends hailing from Puerto Rico, Manny, tied the reigning Eclipse Award winner, Jose, for 2nd with 49 wins, and signaled his arrival at the top, rightfully joining his buddies in elite company. In the 104th running of the Sanford for 2-year-old colts, the iconic race that has produced two Triple Crown champions in Secretariat and Seattle Slew,
Starlight Racing’s Sombeyay chased down the speedy duo of Bano Solo and Strike Silver, to win an exciting edition by a neck. The Sanford is of course best known for putting the lone blemish on the legendary Man o’ War’s record, when he lost to the appropriately named Upset in 1919, but Todd Pletcher’s odds on favorite was not going to encounter a similar fate under Hall of Famer, Javi Castellano, who is also off to a red hot start, collecting 8 wins over the first 4 days. Sombeyay gave his conditioner his record seventh Sanford victory, and Todd has indicated that his next start should be in the Hopeful, after his impressive closing drive. In the first Grade 1 of the Saratoga Meet, the fans were treated to another thriller in the 80th running of the Diana, for
fillies and mares, over the Mellon Turf Course at 1 1/8 miles. Chad Brown’s Irish-bred and Frenchraced Sistercharlie, under a masterful ride by Hall of Famer Johnny Velazquez, nailed Graham Motion’s Ultra Brat, a 15-1 shot, by a nose at the wire. It was a tale of two worlds for the trainers, as it was Chad’s fourth Diana win, while Graham has had several heartbreaking bridesmaid finishes. Chad first won the Diana with Zagora in 2011, and just completed a “3-peat” with Sistercharlie, following victories by Dacita in 2016, and with the incomparable Lady Eli last year. Sistercharlie did not break well, as she seemed to lope out of the gate, in a more European fashion, and after Johnny angled her out five wide, she wouldn’t switch leads, but he finally got her to swap leads to the right, inside the eighth pole. She powered home from there, in the nick of time, showing a ton of heart and class. It was an emotional victory for Chad Brown, as it has been for him with each Diana win. It was one of the favorite races of his late, great Hall of Fame mentor, Bobby Frankel, and Chad has said how continued on next page...
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
... OPENING WEEKEND ... continued from previous page... very often he thinks about the man who taught him so much during his early years as his assistant. Bobby Frankel won backto-back editions of the Diana in 2001 and 2002, with his own filly, Starine, with Johnny V up, and the year after for Juddmonte’s Tates Creek, with Jerry Bailey, and it would take his very young assistant nine more years to do it on his own. It looks like Chad is pointing Sistercharlie toward the Grade 1, Beverly D on the Arlington Million card, along with her stablemate, NY-bred gelding, Fourstar Crook, who beat her last time out in the Grade 2, New York Stakes at Belmont. Sistercharlie beat Fourstar Crook in the Grade 1, Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland in April, and I had hoped to see the rubber match here at the Spa. Monomoy Girl showed everyone on Sunday in the 102nd running of the Grade 1, Coaching Club American Oaks, why she’s the Queen atop the 3-year-old filly division, with her monster performance and threelength victory over multiple graded stakes winner, Midnight Bisou. With her front-running, tactical speed, MG was able to dictate the pace, on the way to her fifth straight win, and fourth consecutive victory in a Grade 1. Hall of Famer Mike Smith flew in for the mount on once-beaten Midnight Bisou, but he wasn’t able to pull off a “3-peat,” after winning the CCAO last year with Abel Tasman, and the year before with the magnificent Songbird. It appears that it’s all but “Game Over” for the race for yearend honors, as MG has surely cemented divisional honors and the Eclipse Award, much as Justify did with his Belmont victory and Triple Crown, with her dominating victory in the CCAO. Sadly, this might be the only time we see MG at the Spa, unless she returns as a 4-year-old. Brad Cox has intimated that she’ll
next race in the million dollar Cotillion at Parx on September 22nd, at a distance of 1 1/16 miles, as opposed to our classic 1 1/4 mile Alabama on August 11th. I believe he thinks the shorter distance makes more sense in preparation for the Breeder’s Cup Distaff, and ‘tho it’s been rumored that he may opt to run her against the boys in the Pa Derby on the same card, that seems unlikely to me, when they have identical million dollar purses. What a lucky ride it’s been for Florent Geroux, having the mounts on both Monomoy Girl and Gunrunner, as these two great horses alone have propelled him to the top of the earnings list. Amazingly, “Money Mike” Smith has only earned just over half of what “Flo-G” has this year, in spite of riding Triple Crown champ Justify, and Midnight Bisou, among others. However, the Ortiz Bros are right on Flo’s heels on the earnings list, and Irad easily leads the nation in victories. Trainer Brad Cox has to be on Cloud Nine with his great ride with Monomoy Girl, too! In just over three months, she’s given him not only his careerfirst Grade 1 in Keeneland’s Ashland Stakes in April, but three more, with her victories in the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs, the Acorn at Belmont, and now the CCAO at Saratoga. In his fifth year at the Spa, the former Dallas Stewart assistant has definitely hit his stride! Flo G, off to a better start than in his previous years at the Spa, notched his second stakes victory and third win of the young meet, in Monday’s $200K Caress Stakes for older fillies and mares. He pulled off an upset with 27-1 longshot, Ruby Notion, and she paid a hefty $56.50, while obviously liking the going on the yielding turf course. I’m looking forward to seeing Hofburg, Juddmonte’s homebred colt by Tapit, trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, run in Friday’s Curlin Stakes, but he may be cross-entered in Saturday’s Jim
Dandy on Wednesday, after my press deadline. This will be Hofburg’s first start since his 3rd place finish behind Justify in the Belmont, and either race will serve as his prep for the Travers. Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen will enter a pair of runners in the Curlin, named after his 2-time Horse of the Year and Hall of Famer, with Zing Zang by Tapit, and Reride by Candy Ride. The “freakishly versatile” Reride, per Steve, may also be entered in the Jim Dandy, however. Also in the small field will be Bourbon Resolution. Mike Repole and St. Elias’ Vino Rosso, the chestnut colt by Curlin who ran 4th in the Belmont, will be cutting back to 1 1/8 miles in the Jim Dandy, for the first time since his 3-length victory in the Wood, and I’m anxious to see how he’ll respond for Todd and Johnny V. Also entered in the Jim Dandy are Mark Casse’s Flameaway, and Steve Asmussen’s Tenfold, while Peter Eurton is considering shipping either Core Beliefs or Draft Pick from Cali, while Lone Sailor is another possibility. Sadly, with only a week separating the Jim Dandy from the Haskell, several of these horses’ connections may opt to
go to Monmouth instead, which could leave us with an even shorter field. Saturday’s card will also feature the Grade 1, Alfred G. Vanderbilt, the Grade 2, Bowling Green, and the Grade 3, Amsterdam. Trainer Dale Romans may enter as many as 3 horses in the 6 1/2 furlong Amsterdam, the local prep for the Grade 1, H. Allen Jerkens, with Promises Fulfilled, Seven Trumpets and Cove Blue. Promises Fulfilled set the pace in the Kentucky Derby,
but finished 15th, and came back with a 3rd in the Grade 2, Woody Stephens at Belmont. West Point’s Seven Trumpets recently finished a distant 2nd to Firenze Fire, in the Grade 3 Dwyer at Belmont. In closing, what a difference a day can make, as we were blessed with gorgeous weather for the opening weekend, but the rain and humidity returned with a vengeance on Monday. Hopefully, Ma Nature will bless us again for the second weekend!
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
CRETZEE AND SARASSIN TAKING A BIG CHANCE AT THE SPA
by Tony Podlaski for Saratoga TODAY
IT’S PROBABLY FAIR to say that Jarred Cretzee and Sarrasin are both world travelers. Cretzee, born in South Africa, has been an exercise rider and assistant trainer in Australia and Hong Kong for the last several years. Meanwhile, Sarrasin has been racing throughout Europe and Australia for the last four years. Now, their journey has brought them together nearly 10,000 miles from Sydney, Australia to New York, in particular to Saratoga Springs, to compete in Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green
Handicap for older turf horses running at 1 3/8 miles. Sarrasin, a 6-year-old horse bred in England, has just two wins in 10 starts while competing against tough competition that includes Winx, a 7-year-old mare who has now won 25 consecutive races. “He’s well-traveled,” Cretzee said. “He raced well in France. He’s lightly raced, but he’s a quality animal. He had couple of races in Australia and came out of them with a couple of issues. So, we gave him some time off.” The decision in coming to North America was a quick one, according to Cretzee, who has been Richard Freedman’s assistant trainer for the past year. However, Australian Racing Stables and Freedman believed it may be the best option for the 6-year-old horse bred in England with the peak of the racing season beginning in Australia. “It was a last-minute thing that we decided to come to America. It’s a long way to go to take a chance,” Cretzee said. “The big season is now kicking off in Australia. The races just didn’t
The races here seem to fit him. I think the conditions here are suited for him to reach his full potential.” -Jarred Cretzee
suit him. The races here seem to fit him. I think the conditions here are suited for him to reach his full potential.” It has been a challenging transition for Sarrasin since leaving Australia on June 23. Following a 21-hour flight, he was quarantined near the airport for two days, then brought to Belmont as the heat wave just began going into July.
“It wasn’t ideal for him because he was in isolation,” Creztee said about Sarrasin being placed in quarantine. “He couldn’t go outside. He couldn’t go for walks. I could check on him, but there had to be an officer with me all the time. That was an early hurdle in our trip so far. He then came out of Australia in the winter continued on next page...
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CRETZEE AND SARASSIN TAKING A BIG CHANCE AT THE SPA time,” Cretzee said. “He was a lot more focused when I tried the blinkers on him. We want to get him more involved in the race rather than trailing the field. He can get distracted and start looking around.” If Sarrasin races well in the Bowling Green, there is a chance he could come back on Travers Day on Aug. 25 to compete in the Grade 1, $1 million Sword Dancer at 1.5 miles, though Cretzee knows
Cretzee and 6-year-old thoroughbred, Sarrasin. Photo provided.
continued from previous page... into a heat wave at Belmont. He took a big knock there.” That wasn’t the only challenge for Cretzee and Sarrasin. Cretzee had found a one-mile allowance race on July 7 for the horse, whose career wins were achieved at 1½ miles. Sarassin didn’t have much of an impact for his first effort in this country as he trailed throughout the race, but Cretzee looked at the outcome as a learning experience.
“We wanted to give him a preparational run, so we put him in a mile,” Cretzee said. “We underestimated the speed in a race going a mile. In Australia, they will slow the pace down, they quicken it near the end. He has been trained not to have early speed. This was an educational run.” Since that race, Cretzee said he has noticed some improvement in Sarrasin since bringing the horse to Barn 81, which includes other horses trained by Shug
McGaughey, Christophe Clement and Horacio DePaz. “He’s a much happier horse since coming to Saratoga,” Cretzee said. “I have been trying to keep him happy with his routine.” However, one of the changes in Sarrasin’s routine since coming to Saratoga has been training with blinkers, a piece of equipment on a tack to prevent the horse from seeing the rear and side. “I breezed him the other day with blinkers for the first
this will not be an easy task. “If he doesn’t win it, we want to see him be amongst the finishers,” Cretzee said. “There’s a bit of pressure on us. We have to see how he performs as we move forward. Ideally, we would like to get into the Sword Dancer. I think he will run a better race. My only concern may be the tight turns, but he has handled it well during training. He will be a different horse.”
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
NEWS & NOTES W E E K T W O 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 27 The Curlin
The $100,000 stakes for 3-yearolds going nine furlongs is a potential prep for the Travers.
Taste NY: Craft Beer
This weekly event offers guests a selection of New York craft beers available for sampling in partnership with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Fans will be able to sample five craft beers for $5 at the Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion from noon to 5 p.m.
Community Outreach Booth
The Community Outreach Booth will host North Country Wild Care, a non-profit organization that supports wildlife
rehabilitators in Schenectady, Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Albany, Rensselaer, Montgomery, Fulton and Essex Counties.
Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy, will be joined by the Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, the Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green, and the Grade 3, $200,000 Amsterdam.
Woodford Reserve Bourbon Fridays at The Post
NYRA Bets Seminar
Guests will be invited to sample bourbon cocktails starting at 6 p.m. and stay on-track after the day’s final race to enjoy DJ set and dancing plus trivia to win special prizes from Woodford Reserve at The Post Bar.
SATURDAY, JULY 28 A Travers Day Preview
A quartet of graded stakes headlines one of the most highly anticipated Saturdays on the Saratoga calendar. The traditional local prep for the Travers, the
Join handicappers Travis Stone and Marshall Gramm and bloodstock agent Liz Crow for a special seminar at the NYRA Bets Simulcast Center, located on the second floor of the Grandstand near The Stretch. The seminar begins at 11 a.m.
Permanently Disabled Jockeys’ Fund Awareness Day
Saratoga Race Course will unite with racetracks across the country as part of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys’ Fund (PDJF) Day Across America. Riders from the Saratoga jockey colony will sign autographs on the Jockey Silks Room Porch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a suggested donation to PDJF. Fans will also have the opportunity to play arcade games against the jockeys from 1 to 3 p.m. to benefit PDJF.
Designed to showcase the tradition of style in thoroughbred racing, Fashion Saturdays will feature women’s and men’s apparel and accessories from local retailers, as well as a selection of home décor, spa care and jewelry items at the Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fashion Saturdays is sponsored by: Bumble B Boutique, Caroline and Main, Complexions Day Spa, EMBRACE THE RACE®, Lifestyles, Miss Scarlett Boutique, The National and TOGA Heritage.
Community Outreach Booth
The Community Outreach Booth will host PDJF in honor of the day-long celebration at Saratoga Race
Course. PDJF is a public charity which provides financial assistance to former jockeys who have suffered catastrophic on-track injuries.
Woodford Reserve and Jeff Brisbin at the Jim Dandy Bar
Guests are invited to the Jim Dandy Bar to sample Woodford Reserve Saratoga Personal Selection, crafted exclusively for racing fans at the Spa, from 2 to 4 p.m. Guitarist Jeff Brisbin will play acoustic favorites from noon to 4 p.m.
Ketel One Saturdays at The Post
The fun will continue each Saturday of the season with the Ketel One Saturdays at The Post. Fans are invited to sample the new Ketel One Botanicals from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and enjoy music from a live DJ and dancing under the stars following the day’s final race.
SUNDAY, JULY 29 Shuvee Handicap
Stakes action continues on Sunday with the Grade 3, $200,000 Shuvee for fillies and mares.
Taste NY: Food and Artisans
Each Sunday of the season will welcome guests to a lively on-track market of numerous food and artisan vendors featuring products made exclusively in New York State. The market will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion. Participating vendors include: George’s Market and Nursery; IM2 Handmade Items; Liberty Ridge Farm; Michelle Lombard Glass Designs; Miss Scarlett Boutique; Nothing Bundt Cakes; and RAD Soap Co.
Low Roller Challenge
Sunday will include the Low Roller Challenge which allows aspiring handicappers the opportunity to experience the thrill of tournament play for $40, with $30 going towards live bankroll and $10 to the prize pool. Registration begins at 11 a.m. near the Fourstardave Sports Bar.
Community Outreach Booth
The Community Outreach Booth will host the Jewish War Veterans Post 36, which is located in Saratoga Springs and committed to preserving the Jewish American military legacy, protecting veterans’ rights, and promoting community.
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MONDAY, JULY 30 Coronation Cup
The day’s feature is the $100,000 Coronation Cup for 3-year-old fillies.
Berkshire Bank Family Mondays
Monday will be highlighted by Berkshire Bank Family Mondays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the CocaCola Saratoga Pavilion. Free Jockey Autograph Books are available for children while supplies last. All kid-friendly games and activities, including the opportunity to pet a retired thoroughbred, are free of charge, with the exception of one designated activity which carries a suggested donation to benefit a local school or PTA. This week’s beneficiary is Brown School in Schenectady. Berkshire Bank Family Mondays takes place just across from the Berkshire Bank Family Zone, an interactive play area featuring games, attractions, an Adirondack-style chair and Berkshire Bank charging station. The Berkshire Bank Family Zone is open daily.
Low Roller Challenge
Monday will include the continuation of the Low Roller Challenge which allows aspiring handicappers the opportunity to experience the thrill of tournament play for $40, with $30 going towards live bankroll and $10 to the prize pool. Registration begins at 11 a.m. near the Fourstardave Sports Bar.
Community Outreach Booth
The Community Outreach Booth will host the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health, development and well-being of children and their families. The cornerstone of their charity is the Ronald McDonald House, which provides a home away from home, free of charge, for families with children who are terminally ill or facing lifethreatening challenges.
TUESDAY, JULY 31
DARK DAY, NO RACES.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 Shine Again
This day’s feature is the $100,000 for three and up fillies and mares.
First Responders Appreciation Day Presented by Brookview Village
Wednesday, August 1 Saratoga Race Course will honor police officers, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics during First Responders Appreciation Day. The CocaCola Saratoga Pavilion will feature exhibits and activities throughout
the day, including free youth bicycle helmets and fittings, while supplies last. All first responders will receive free Grandstand admission with proper ID.
Community Outreach Booth
The Community Outreach Booth will host Gallop NYC, which offers therapeutic horsemanship programs to children and adults with disabilities and special needs.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 Birdstone
This day’s feature is the $100,000 Birdstone for horses three and up.
Aperol Thursdays at the Post:
Every Thursday beginning July 26 Each Thursday, guests will have the opportunity to sample Aperol Spritz cocktails at The Post Bar from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Fans are also invited to stay on-track after racing to enjoy music from a live DJ and dancing under the stars.
Community Outreach Booth
The Community Outreach Booth will host Yaddo Garden, which is free and open to the public yearround, from dawn to dusk, with the exception of Travers Day during the racing season.
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
27 ANNUAL HAT CONTEST th
... Uniquely Saratoga Winner ... SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) honored the tradition of hats in thoroughbred racing with the 27th annual Hat Contest, presented by Hat Sationa! by DEI, at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, July 22. The event was one element of a series of festivities during opening weekend of the 2018 summer racing season. The contest unfolded on Sunday afternoon when numerous participants turned
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out to compete in three distinct categories: Uniquely Saratoga, Fashionably Saratoga, and for younger guests, Kreative Kids. Following the day’s fifth race Charlotte Dipaolo, of Niverville, NY, was crowned the winner of the day’s most celebrated category, “Uniquely Saratoga,” which recognizes whimsical and creative hats. Dipaolo received the grand prize of a $100 Hat Sationa! by DEI gift card for her millinery creation depicting Saratoga Race Course
as Christmas in July. Rounding out the category’s finalists was second place winner Gina Forder, of Stanhope, NJ, with a festive hat in celebration of Justify and his Triple Crown achievement; and third place winner Julie Potter, of Duanesburg, NY, with a red and yellow chapeau fashioned out of an umbrella. The finalists each received gift certificates from Hat Sationa! by DEI. The day’s most popular category, “Fashionably Saratoga,”
... Kreative Kids Winner ...
attracted contestants donning their most beautiful hats. Following the fourth race, Freya Smith, of Tribes Hill, NY, was named “most fashionable” and awarded a $100 Hat Sationa! by DEI gift card. Maurita Smith, of Fort Johnson, NY, and mother of the category’s winner, came in second place; and Annette Pierson, of North Syracuse, NY, ranked third. The finalists each received gift certificates from Hatsationa! by DEI. Kiarra Seymour, 10, of Saratoga Springs, claimed the title of most stylish youngster in the “Kreative Kids” competition which is reserved for those 18
and under. Isabella Harris, 13, of Pattersonville, NY, finished in second place; followed by Bailey Seymour, 13, of Saratoga Springs, and sister of the category’s winner, in third place. Each received the prize of fascinators from Hat Sationa! By DEI. The day’s winners were selected by a panel of judges from FLY 92.3, B95.5, 99.5 the River, and Q103. Mary Wilson of News10 ABC served as the emcee of this year’s Hat Contest. The 2018 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course continues through Labor Day, Monday, September 3. For more information, visit www.NYRA.com/Saratoga.
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
SRYMCA / Saratoga Honda Summer Youth League
Saratoga Springs Little League
SARATOGA SPRINGS — All three Saratoga Springs Little League Teams (10U, 11U, and 12U) advanced to the State Championship Tournaments. They are the only Little League in the State represented in all three tournaments! The 12U team is still playing in the State Championship this week in the Bronx. The 11U All Star players and coaches worked very hard and represented in the State Championship Tournament as Section 2 North Champions. Their run ended Sunday but they made it
to the final eight teams in NY State. They lost to Tri Village 10 to 7 Sunday. They recorded 10 hits with Mack Harris, Ronan Rowe, Drew Stallmer and Daniel Klochaney all recording multiple hits. Unfortunately, it just wasn't enough, and they came up short. Better luck next year to these fine players and coaches. The Saratoga Springs Little League 10U All Star players and coaches worked very hard and represented in the State Championship Tournament as Section 2 North Champions last
week. Their run ended Monday evening...but they made it to the final six teams in NY State, obviously a great accomplishment! They lost to Merrick Bellmore 7 to 6 on Monday. They took a 4 to 3 lead into the fifth but came out of it down 7 to 4. They were down but not out, fought till the end. In the top of the sixth they cut the lead to one run and loaded up the bases, but they came up just short.
JUNIOR DIVISION: Saratoga Financial Services 39 Cudney’s Launderers 29 Saratoga Financial Services got four points apiece from Noah Tousignant and Noah Diulio while teammate Jacob Alexander added two points in a win over Cudney’s Launderers. Cudney’s was led by Antone Robbens 14 points along with nine points from Bryant Savage. Village Photo 32 PJ’s BAR-B-QSA 26 With the help of Kemauri Johnson’s seven points and teammates Jordon Cousar’s six points and four points apiece from Jackson Howell and Jaden Cousar, Village Photo was able to get a hard fought victory over PJ’s BAR-B-QSA by a score of 32 to 26. PJ’s picked up 10 points from Jacob Hernandez, four points from Yudley Tineo and two points from Ethan Calderon in the loss. SENIOR DIVISION: Berkshire Hathaway Blake Realtors 67 - Synergy Promotions 35 With everyone on the team scoring in both halves of the game Berkshire Hathaway Blake
Realtors used that balanced scoring attack to beat Synergy 67 to 35. Niko VanValis scored 14 points along with eight points from Stephen Bebee and six points apiece from Jamie Cohen and Andrew Masten and another four points from Jacob Armer. Synergy got nine points from Caleb Beverly and four points from Gordon Murray. Saratoga PBA 31 – Saratoga Firefighters 28 PBA got off fast and had a 16 to 5 halftime lead over Saratoga Firefighters and never looked back in getting a 48 to 28 victory. PBA’s Alex Cutler had a game high 16 points and teammates Aiden Dunn, Emelyn Tineo and Connor Johnson each scored seven points. Arion Rose had seven points, Sean Lee had four points, and two points apiece from Joe Reynolds and Ryan Boyle in the loss.
Week of July 27 – August 2, 2018
COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN Saratoga Stryders Camp Saratoga SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Stryders Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series will be held at 6:15 p.m. Monday evenings 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.saratogastryders.org.
Double M Rodeo BALLSTON SPA — Taking place on Saturday nights, beginning at 6 p.m., the Double M Rodeo has their season until August 31. The evening will kick off with line dancing under the pavilion, hosted by Kevin Richards Entertainment. Admission is $15 for adults and children ages 5-12 are $5. The rodeo begins at 8 p.m.
Saratoga Fall Youth Field Hockey Program SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Booster Club will be hosting its eighth fall season of youth field hockey beginning on Aug. 30 and ending on Sept 30. The program is open to youths in grades third through sixth. No experience needed. The program features practices working on fundamental skills and at least four play days with other area school club
programs. The youth program brochure can be downloaded from the Booster Club’s website at www.eteamz.com/ Saratogafieldhockey1. Registration is now open, and the cost is $100 for the fall season which includes a team vest for new players. For more information please contact Jo-Anne Hostig, Saratoga head field hockey coach at Togafieldhockey@gmail.com.
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@ gmail.com 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
Section II Refs Wanted SARATOGA SPRINGS — Section II is looking for those interested in becoming a women’s basketball official. Classes begin in early September and run through early November. For additional information contact Jim Perkins at Ref4bball@gmail.com.
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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 SaratogaRec.com. 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 with 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 27 – August 2, 2018
Relph Benefit Advisors presented The 15th Annual J. Michael Fitzgibbons Golf Classic NETS close to $23,000 for Saratoga Bridges
Photo by On the Spot.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — $22,631 (NET) was raised at Saratoga Bridges’ 15th Annual J. Michael Fitzgibbons Memorial Golf Classic presented by Relph Benefit Advisors on Monday, July 23rd. 106 golfers played at the beautifully designed Edison Club, in Rexford, NY, which included an 18-hole scramble, lunch, Awards Ceremony and Dinner, complimentary beverages, a gift from Saratoga Bridges, contests and prizes. On the Spot Photos took each team’s photo and created a nice keepsake photo magnet for the players. An online gallery – otsphotos.com – captured the day’s activities. A portion of the proceeds benefits the J. Michael Fitzgibbons Memorial Scholarship Fund. Annually, one of their staff members was awarded an educational scholarship in Michael’s memory as this fund was established to honor their longtime Board Member who passed away unexpectedly in 2005. Saratoga Bridges is most grateful for their generous 2018 Tournament Sponsors. Presenting Sponsor: Relph Benefit Advisors; Lead Sponsor: The Fitzgibbons Family; Cart Sponsors: Hoffman RJ Hanfin and Associates, LLC, Philadelphia Insurance Companies; Luncheon Sponsors: Colonie Mechanical; Cullen and
Dykman, LLP; Contest Sponsors: Cole’s Collision, Karin H. Gentner ~ Howard Hanna Real Estate, John Herrick; Registration Sponsor: Saratoga Springs Fire Fighters; Tee Sponsors: Saratoga Eagle, Joseph P. Mangione, Inc., Pat and John Poklemba, Suburban Services Group; Beverage Sponsors: CocaCola and Saratoga Eagle; Printing Sponsor: M&M Digital Printing – a division of Seeley Office Systems. Prizes were awarded to: • 1st Place Gross: Bob Antonez, Rich Flaherty, Parker Stafford and James Morrow • 2nd Place Gross: Andrew Ferrara, Zak Manz, Corey Harkins and Mike Murray • 1st Place Net: Bob Garcia, Bill Egan, Leo Dolan and Ed Morrison • 2nd Place Net: Joel Connally, Chad Kiesow, Jeremy Lawless and Wilson Longadaue • Men’s Closest to the Line: Rich McDonald • Women’s Closest to the Line: Lisa Grimmett • Men’s Closest to The Pin: Adam Muhs • Ladies Closest to The Pin: Linda Miller