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by Marissa Gonzalez Saratoga TODAY

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Richard Smith’s battle with kidney cancer began in 2012 and thanks to a drug called Opdivo + Yervoy, he’s around to tell the tale. Smith has lived in the Capital Region for 30 years, and moved to Saratoga Springs in 2012. He works as an engineer at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory. “My story is a real roller coaster ride. It all started in December of 2012 when I noticed blood in my urine. I scheduled a visit with my general practitioner for two days later. But a day later I felt a sharp

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insideTODAY Richard Smith and his family. Photo provided. pain like kidney stones and decided to go to the hospital where doctors found a tumor the size of a tennis ball in my left kidney. I had clear cell renal cell carcinoma, kidney cancer. Making a bad day even worse I was also told I had high

blood pressure and high blood sugar. A week later I had surgery at Saratoga Hospital to remove the kidney and I was told the cancer had not spread and I was deemed cancer free,” Smith said. See Story pg. 11




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Week of July 6 – July 12, 2018

Snippets of Life from Your Community


Who: Connor Levy Where: Spring Street

Q. How long have you lived in Saratoga? A. I moved here when I was about four years old. Q. What are your summer plans? A. I’m working at the Adelphi Hotel, going away for a few weeks on vacation. I just got back from Cuba. Q. What were you doing in Cuba? A. Just a family vacation. Q. Are you in high school or college? A. I’m in college at SUNY Plattsburgh, I’m majoring in communications. It’s a good time! I’m going back in August, just enjoying my summer here in beautiful Saratoga. Q. What do you think has changed since you first began living in Saratoga? A. Well, honestly, I think when they put up the movie theater it really expanded downtown, it kind of opened it up and I feel like it really went through a big change a little bit before I moved here though. My grandpa told me that he’s seen, “the rise, the fall, and the rise again of Saratoga.” I love living here. The people are so nice, and I can’t think of another place I’d rather live, actually. Q. Do you have any July 4th plans? A. I’m trying to go to Lake George and have a good time with the boys! Q. If you could have anyone play you in a movie, who would you choose? A. Ryan Gosling!


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WALDORF SCHOOL OF SARATOGA SPRINGS HOSTS CIRCUS SMIRKUS ON JULY 9 AND 10 SARATOGA SPRINGS — Circus Smirkus, the awardwinning international youth circus, returns to the outdoor field at the Saratoga Casino Hotel for four performances this summer. On July 9 and 10 families can gather under the Big Top Tent as the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs proudly presents the Circus Smirkus 2018 Big Top Tour. Circus Smirkus will perform July 9 and 10 with a 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. show scheduled for each day. Tickets are $25 for adults and $19 for children ages 2-12. Children younger than two are free on an adult’s lap. All proceeds raised will go directly to the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs. This year’s fun-filled themed show is, “Vaudeville!” — a celebration of the grand American tradition of variety entertainment! The show will feature a spectacular lineup of unforgettable acts with amazing acrobats, mystifying magicians, jaunty jugglers, and wondrous wire walkers. The many skills of 30 young circus artists will be on full display under the Big Top.

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“Circus Smirkus is thrilled to bring its award-winning touring youth circus back to Saratoga Springs this summer” said Judy Gaeth, Director of Circus Operations. “Our presenter,

the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs is a great partner filling the tent with Saratogians young and old for the past 12 years. The Saratoga Springs Waldorf School is the home of two of our former ‘Smirkos’, Keenan and Taylor Wright Sanson,” Judy commented.

The Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs

“Presenting Circus Smirkus in Saratoga allows us to bring something truly wonderful and extraordinary to the larger community beyond our enrolled families, and that is consistent with who we are as a school, citizen and neighbor,” said Anne Maguire, Administrator for the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs. “The skill and agility of these young circus performers is inspiring for the children of our community! It demonstrates the power of practice and setting your mind to a task that you will see through to the end. It is collaboration and confidence, very much in the same spirit with which we teach at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs.” Since 1981, the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs has been educating children from pre-school through the 12th grade. For more information, visit After 30 years, Circus Smirkus is certainly ‘grown up,”

but audiences know its youthful ensemble exhibit a timeless authenticity that is central to the nature of transformative art. Don’t miss the 2018 Big Top Tour, coming to Saratoga Springs July 9

and 10. Get your tickets now for a dazzling tribute to the greatest form of family entertainment in history — Vaudeville! Tickets are available locally at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga

and G. Willikers, or by calling 1-877-SMIRKUS toll-free or visiting If not sold out, tickets will be available at the door starting one hour before show time.


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Week of July 6 – July 12, 2018

Saratoga Springs Housing Authority Celebrates Two Years Smoke-Free as Public Housing Authorities Prepare to Adopt Similar Policies SARATOGA SPRINGS — This spring marked an important landmark for the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority (SSHA), as it is now in its second year of a smoke-free policy. This policy prevents residents from smoking in their units or within 25 feet of the building. This accomplishment was praised

on May 31, World No Tobacco Day, which focused on providing education on the health effects of tobacco use and the effectiveness of smoke-free policies. Two months from now, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will require all Public Housing Authorities to

SEDC Leading New Initiative to Propel Innovation and Job Growth in Saratoga and the Capital Region SARATOGA SPRINGS — On June 29 at the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs, the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) announced a new initiative that will empower world-leading integrated circuit and electronic system design in Saratoga County and New York’s capital region. One feature will include an integrated circuit (IC) design accelerator that provides access to electronic design automation (EDA) tools at a fraction of the traditional cost for designers. In attendance was the SEDC

President, Dennis Brobston, Clarkson University Technical Coordinator for the School of Engineering, Hugo IrizarryQuinones, SUNY Adirondack President, Dr. Kristine Duffy, former Corporate Vice President of Marketing for Synopsys, Richard Goldman and the Center for Economic Growth President and CEO, Andrew Kennedy.

adopt smoke-free policies for the health of all residents. Glens Falls Hospital’s Living Tobacco-Free Initiative team was instrumental in helping the SSHA achieve success with their smokefree policy by providing them with the tools to adopt such a policy and additional community resources. Glens Falls Hospital’s Living

Tobacco-Free Initiative employees are currently working with SSHA’s Director Paul Feldman to implement a follow-up survey about the policy’s effectiveness and any potential next steps. For assistance in making your apartments and/or property smoke/tobacco-free call 518-926-5017.

Nonprofit Provides Support for Peoples with Eating Disorders SARATOGA SPRINGS — A new nonprofit organization in Saratoga Springs aims to provide access to local people with eating disorders. Saratoga Springs residents Annalise and Cheryl Marron and Stacey Frasier founded the Saratoga Springs chapter of Project HEAL on March 13 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Cheryl Marron says they created the chapter after becoming aware of the overwhelming costs associated with treating eating disorders. Residential treatment to treat an eating disorder can cost up to $30,000 a month, with

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counseling sessions costing roughly $100 per session, she says. Education, prevention and support are the key elements to fighting this disease. Representatives from Project HEAL’s Saratoga Springs branch will hope to have a table at the Spa City Farmers’ Market in Saratoga Spa State Park on Sept. 2. The organization’s first fundraising event, Butterflies and Bowties, will be held on Oct. 5 at the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs. For more information visit by Aug. 8. 2018 Academy starting pay is $42,931. Information and application may be downloaded via the City of Saratoga Springs website.


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COURT Joseph Maki, 49, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded June 25 to felony DWI. Sentencing Aug. 20. Brad N. Callanan, 35, of Mechanicville, pleaded June 22 to criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second-degree, in connection with an incident that occurred in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Aug. 10. Debra L. LaFemina, 45, of Mechanicville, pleaded June 26 to felony grand larceny in connection with an incident that occurred in Malta. Sentencing Aug. 21. Angel T. Codero, 54, of Gansevoort, pleaded June 26 to attempted possession of a forged instrument, a felony, in connection with an incident that occurred in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Sept. 4. Edward J. Brower, 48, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded June 27 to felony DWI and criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. Sentencing Aug. 22. Nelson D. Bruno, Jr., 29, of Ballston Spa, pleaded June 27 to felony burglary, in connection with an incident that occurred in Ballston. Sentencing scheduled Aug. 8. David L. Rodriguez, 58, of Schenectady, pleaded June 28 to felony DWI, in connection with an incident that occurred in Wilton. Sentencing scheduled Aug. 31. Tracey E. Mulhall-Wehrenberg, 53, of Ballston Lake, was sentenced June 28 to five days in jail and five years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI in Malta.

Sharon E. Doring, 43, of Mastic, was sentenced to five years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI in Malta.

POLICE Katheryn A. Fasano, age 44, Saratoga Springs, was charged June 25 with assault in the third degree/intent physical injury- misdemeanor. Shelley M. Green, age 21, Saratoga Springs, was charged June 25 with assault in the third degree/intent physical injury - a misdemeanor. Richard V. Holsclaw, age 41, Queensbury, was charged June 24 with criminal trespass in the second degree- misdemeanor. Cree E. Arruda, age 25, Saratoga Springs, was charged June 23 with assault in the third degree/intent physical injury- misdemeanor. Tracey L. Wilcox, age 38, Saratoga Springs, was charged June 23 with burglary second degree/ building is a dwelling- felony; assault in the third degree/intent physical injury- misdemeanor. Daniel J. Dotterweich, age 24, Montville, New Jersey, was charged June 23 with obstructing governmental administration second- misdemeanor. John V. Leale, age 28, Jersey City, New Jersey, was charged June 23 with disorderly conduct; resisting arrest- misdemeanor. Thomas J. Martinez, age 65, Saratoga Springs, was charged June 22 with driving while intoxicatedmisdemeanor; operating unregistered motor vehicle on highway; failure to keep right; refuse pre-screen test; aggravated driving while intoxicated- misdemeanor.

Angela M. Natalie, age 35, Ballston Spa, was charged June 22 with criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th- misdemeanor; criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument- misdemeanor; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle third degree- misdemeanor. Keegen A. Farrell, age 18, Greenfield, was charged June 22 with resisting arrest- misdemeanor. Travis L. Smith, age 18, Ballston Spa, was charged June 22 with criminal mischief in the third degree- felony. Richard E. Hileman, age 35, Ballston Spa, was charged June 20 with criminal contempt second degree/ disobedience- misdemeanor.

Connor R. Levy, age 19, Saratoga Springs, was charged June 19 with attempt petit larceny- misdemeanor. Jennifer L. Wright, age 24, Saratoga Springs, was charged June 19 with menacing second degree; criminal possession of a weapon fourth degree; endangering the welfare of a child- three counts - all charges are misdemeanors.

Michael P. Gasser, age 52, Saratoga Springs, was charged June 19 with petit larceny; assault in the third degree/intent physical injury; criminal mischief fourth degree; obstructing governmental administration second. all charges are misdemeanor. John Lavada, age 28, Saratoga Springs, was charged June 19 with petit larceny- misdemeanor.


6 Raymond P. Rivers SARATOGA SPRINGS — Raymond Paul Rivers died June 30, 2018. Calling hours were July 5 at Burke Funeral Home, North Broadway. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., July 6 in St. Clement’s Church, Lake Ave. Burial with military honors in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Online remembrances at www.

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Understanding of the FOIL Process SSARATOGA ARATOGA S SPRINGS PRINGS ∙∙ 584-5373 584-5373

Bob Turner, former chair of the previous Saratoga Springs Charter Review Commission, has made a number of statements to the media wrongly accusing Saratoga County Board of Elections Commissioners Bill Fruci (D) and Roger Schiera (R) of denying his most recent FOIL request for images of ballots cast in last November’s charter vote. He should apologize to them. Commissioners Fruci and Schiera had nothing to do with the denial of Turner’s FOIL request. If Mr. Turner had bothered to get a better understanding of the FOIL process he would have known that Saratoga County, like other government agencies, has a FOIL officer who reviews requests for documents and renders decisions and is clearly identified on the County website. Employees of other departments are not involved in that process. Actually, Turner didn’t even need to know any of this. All he had to do was look at the reply he received which did not come from the Board of Elections. Mr. Turner does not actually seem to understand the FOIL process in general as the decision he received pointed out that one of the reasons his most recent request was denied was because it was a duplicate of a previous request and had “not been appealed to the furthest extent permissible under the law.” One would hope that in the future Mr. Turner, a Skidmore Government professor who teaches a course on local politics, would do his homework before he acts and before he speaks to the press. In the meantime, he owes Commissioners Fruci and Schiera an apology.


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Remembering a friend... All of us have met someone in life who leaves an indelible mark on us and our community. You know the kind of person I am talking about: The person who always has a smile on their face and is always willing to help. They light up a room when they enter and lead by example. Their optimism is infectious, and their love is true. Amy Raimo was that person in our community. It didn’t matter if you had fifty cents or fifty million, she treated everyone the same and truly gave from the heart. We are better to have known her, and we lost her too soon. Thank you for all you have done, Amy. You will be greatly missed. - Chad Beatty & the staff of Saratoga TODAY

“Her efforts have touched every program and service we offer, every patient and every family we have taken care of since she joined us just a few years ago — we are a better hospital because of her.” - Angelo Calbone; President & CEO, Saratoga Hospital “We’re so grateful to have known her, learned from her and to have experienced her unabating kindness, determination and humor. Not sure how we can go on, except by channeling what you would do, Amy.” - Ann, Cathy, Klare, Maureen & Meredith “Amy was a gifted employee who brought a spirited energy to Special Olympics New York. Many of the relationships she developed for our organization are still relevant today. She will forever be a part of the fabric of Special Olympics New York . We, like everyone who knew her, will grieve her loss.” - Shelly Nangle, COO, Special Olympics New York “I thank God HE directed me to open Saratoga Trunk, where we all met and remained more than soulmates. The Trunkettes toast you Amy Raimo... ‘Here’s to you , here’s to me , here’s to the girl with the dimpled knee, here’s to the guy who caught her garter,’twasn’t nothing but a darn good starter’..Cent’anni” - Natalie Sillery “I will always remember Amy’s beautiful smile. It was truly infectious. She brought such a passion to her life and work and I’m thankful I got to know her better and work along side her. This is a huge loss to our community . My heart goes out to her family.” - Beth Alexander

“Girl’s just want to have fun and boy did we!” -Gayle LaSalle

“She was one of a kind…The sweetest, kindest most loving person. She always cared for everyone else and always put herself on the back burner. My heart is broken.” - Michele Riggi


Week of July 6 – July 12, 2018

Corinth Bicentennial Citizens of Greenfield Center Parade Celbration CORINTH — The town of Corinth will celebrate 200 years of life on the Hudson River on Aug. 18. The Anniversary Parade will showcase Corinth’s History with divisions depicting past, present and future in 50 Year Story Lines (1818-1868), (1868-1918), (19181968), (1968-2018).

DID YOU KNOW that your property tax dollars paid for a Comprehensive Master Plan that the town’s governing boards may not be following given the fact

that the ZBA is in the process of considering an approval of a use variance application filed by the town’s very own Building Inspector who is paid to be the

town’s expert as to the building codes and zoning! His request is to build a commercial business that is clearly in a residentially zoned area.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IN BALLSTON SPA BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association (BSBPA) has announced the line-up of free Concerts in the Park series at Wiswall Park. The concert series is known for its diverse line-up of musicians and has everything from swing to country to indie rock, with local favorites and some new performers. The concert takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. The Concerts in the Park are presented by the BSBPA, a non-profit, community organization committed to making the Village of Ballston Spa a better place to live and

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work, and to bring quality arts and entertainment events for all ages to the community. THE LINE-UP: JULY 5: Ballston Spa Community Band JULY 12: The Protones JULY 19: Girl Blue JULY 26: The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra

AUGUST 2: Ice Cream Social with the Union Fire Company Band AUGUST 9: Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys AUGUST 16: The McKrells AUGUST 23: The Bluebillies AUGUST 30: Matthew Runciman

Gearldine Mabb Turns 104 Years Old

BALLSTON SPA — On June 28 Gearldine Mabb turned 104 years old. Her granddaughter, Kelley Taylor and family celebrated her birthday at Saratoga Care and Rehab in Ballston Spa. Photo provided.

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Charles V. Wait, Jr. Executive Vice President of the Adirondack Trust Company and Michelle Larkin, Executive Director Rebuilding Together Saratoga County. Photo provided.

SARATOGA COUNTY — Rebuilding Together Saratoga County recently announced that they received $25,000 in support from The Adirondack Trust Company towards their Together We Transform Capital Campaign. Rebuilding Together launched this campaign in 2017 with the goal of raising $750,000 over three years to purchase and renovate 132 Milton Avenue in Ballston Spa. This building provides permanent office and warehouse space, along with the ability to support the organization’s operations with the opening of The Store at Rebuilding Together Saratoga County. “The Adirondack Trust Company has been a supporter of Rebuilding Together since its inception in 2003. We are grateful

to the bank for this generous gift along with their commitment to the community of helping low-income homeowners. The gift towards our Together We Transform campaign will help our organization grow and expand so we can help more people in need in our community,” said Michelle Larkin, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together. Charles V. Wait, Jr. Executive Vice President of the Adirondack Trust Company noted, “we are honored to support Rebuilding Together Saratoga County and their Together We Transform Capital Campaign. Rebuilding together provides valuable services and programs to our community and together we share the same aspiration of going above and beyond for our neighbors.”



Week of July 6 – July 12, 2018

by Marissa Gonzalez Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — At the Saratoga Springs Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting on June 25, Lake Local at 550 Union Ave. sought proposed demolition, construction and expansion of the restaurant, construction of 10-room bed and breakfast, 25-room inn, conversion of existing detached garage to an inn building, maintenance and expansion of the board shop and associated site work including maintenance and expansion of the parking area. The new proposed restaurant will seat 298. To these proposals, the ZBA decided there are no significant countywide or intercommunity impact. The submitting applicant is 550 LLC., John Haynes located at 142 Grand Ave. in Saratoga

Springs. Phinney Design Group, is at this location. The architectural design group has worked on Saratoga National Golf Club, the Yaddo Studios, various locations across the Saratoga Race Course, the Infomrz Marketing office as well as the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz. In a letter to the ZBA from a concerned homeowner that also lives on Union Ave. and attended the meeting said, “Your department failed to notify me via mail in an appropriate amount of time to respond for use variance within 250 feet of the Lake Local Application. For that matter, probably more need to be notified as well that fall in the required 250-foot distance. And according to your rules, if certificates of mailing are not presented prior to the hearing, the hearing will be canceled.” The homeowner’s concerns also regard “ongoing speeding

issues” on Union Avenue and County Route 9P and the impact of safety of the area, noise issues from a proposed small amphitheater, the impact of soil removal for existing structures and erosion. According to the homeowner, the overall density of the entire project is of note as well. More proposed plans will be considered by the ZBA at a later date upon referral from the city planning board for Special Use Permit and Site Plan Review. On April 29, Lake Local, a widely known lakeside restaurant, extremely popular in the summer known for its pub-fare and lake views suffered from a reported electrical fire and was unable to repair the damages. In a Facebook status the restaurant shared: “We are saddened to announce that the damage to the building was severe and we are unsure when we will be able to reopen at this

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Site plan for proposed 550 Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Photo provided.

time. We will keep everyone posted as we get more details but we are working hard to get up and running as soon as we can.”

Shortly after the fire, Lake Local held a fundraiser to raise money for staff that had lost their jobs due the fire.

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CONQUERING CANCER Local Man is Cancer Free Thanks to Groundbreaking Treatment continued from front page... “It’s at this point I knew I had to regain control of my life so I lost over 50 pounds and began working out regularly at the gym and rediscovered my childhood love of bicycle riding,” he added. However in 2015, Smith noticed a lump in his collarbone; the biopsy showed it was the same kidney cancer as before but now advanced stage spread to his lymph node. After the lymph node was removed, scans again showed that he was cancer free. Only three months later, after a CT, Smith was told he had five more tumors in lymph nodes in his upper body. “While the first diagnosis in 2012 was scary, I moved so fast to remove the kidney my family and I didn’t have time to internalize the “C” word. The re-occurrence in February of 2015 was devastating and emotionally felt much worse than the first tumor for me and my family, especially my son. Survival rates, from my internet searches, for Stage 4 Kidney Cancer were even more depressing, in the teens or even single digits,” Smith said. Smith’s wife, having been from the Boston area knew that the Dana Farber Cancer

Institute was the best in the country for treatment. This is where the healing part of their journey began. “I signed up for the Checkmate-214 trial for what is called immune system therapy or immunotherapy. Immunotherapy effectively teaches my own immune system to recognize and attack the cancers. The trial was for the combination of Opdivo + Yervoy, drugs produced by Bristol Meyers Squib,” Smith said. Even though Smith was an excellent candidate for this clinical trial, it did not necessarily mean he would receive the alleged cancer-curing drug. “It was a blind trial, so I did not know at the time I signed up what I would get. But since the trail was not “double blind” I would know what I was getting because the control arm of the trial would be the standard of care at the time, which is a pill taken orally, while the immunotherapy is an infusion. I was lucky enough to randomize to the immunotherapy arm,” Smith said. For the past three years Smith has to Boston every two weeks for an infusion. Within six months of starting the immunotherapy, all five tumors were gone and he was

Richard Smith. Photo provided.

told he had complete response (CR) or complete remission. “It is almost two

-and-a-half-years since fist being told I was CR and my recent scan (late May) still shows that I

am cancer free. The trial lasts for another two years,” Smith said. “Once I am finished with my trial, I hope to volunteer periodically at Dana Farber. My gift for gab, and personal experience may give me the opportunity to just meet and talk to people and their caregivers. Last, I hope my story being told just gives people hope that there are so many exciting new treatments and trials underway and the progress being made in cancer research is growing exponentially!”



Week of July 6 – July 12, 2018

Man Faces Homicide Charge in City Stabbing Death SARATOGA SPRINGS — Police continue to investigate the circumstances regarding the suspected stabbing of a 46-yearold man on Sunday. The incident occurred just east of South Broadway, in the area of Zephyr Lane. The victim, 46-year-old Patrick Collins of Middle Grove, died as a result of a stab wound to his chest, according to police. Albert Mercer, 62, of 48 Zephyr Lane was taken into custody in connection with the incident and charged with murder in the

second-degree, a felony, assault in the first-degree, a felony, and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth-degree, a misdemeanor, said Saratoga County District Attorney Karen A. Heggen. Mercer is being held without bail and a preliminary hearing is scheduled to take place July 5. “We believe the stabbing took place outside 48 Zephyr Lane during an altercation between Mercer and Collins,” city Police Lt. Bob Jillson said Monday. “As far as motives or any other

physical evidence – I’m not going to go into detail on that so as to not compromise the investigation or the subsequent prosecution. “ Jillson said the two men had previously known one another, and that police believe they have recovered the weapon involved in the incident. Police were initially notified about the incident by representatives at Saratoga Hospital at about 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 1. The man had been taken to the hospital by a friend, police said.

Several Hundred March on Broadway in “Families Belong Together” Rally SARATOGA SPRINGS — Several hundred area residents gathered in Congress Park and marched on Broadway Saturday, June 30 to protest immigration policies that separate children

from parents and detain asylum seekers at U.S. borders. The rally was held in partnership with similar gatherings across the country and several hundred others

gathered at U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s office in Glens Falls to call on Congress to reunite separated families, and end family detention and “zero tolerance” policies.


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Issue 8

February 23 – March 1, 2018

C H A RT E R VOTE May Return in November

by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Three times in the past 12 years, voters have cast ballots that challenge the city’s long-held form of government, with each successive referendum resulting in an ever-narrowing margin of difference to maintain the status quo. A group of residents advocating for charter change

are considering a move to put the issue back in front of voters in November in the hope the fourth time will be the charm. Last November, the proposition was defeated by a 4,458 - 4,448 margin, a difference of 10 votes out of the nearly 9,000 ballots cast. “Everybody we have talked to since November said this was a dead heat, that the community


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its Winding Brook development, by Larry Goodwin which currently has more than Saratoga TODAY 40 properties. STILLWATER — A proposal The proposal, initially to put up 19 new buildings near discussed last summer by town the southern part of Saratoga officials, at first involved the Lake — each containing four construction of 11 more singlecondominiums — family homes is among multiple 19 BUILDINGS, closer to Saratoga d e v e l o p m e n t 76 CONDOMINIUMS Lake. But projects that area Amedore revised residents are closely monitoring. it to 19 buildings containing a At a public hearing on total of 76 condominiums. Thursday, Feb. 15, the Stillwater Representatives for Amedore Town Board heard from a Homes did not return repeated number of residents regarding calls for comment. a revised proposal by AlbanySee Story pg. 12 based Amedore Homes to extend

by David Washburn for Saratoga TODAY Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding have been stealing the headlines again, thanks to a film, a “20/20” special and interviews with the man who clubbed Kerrigan’s leg. For several weeks before and during the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Norway, the lead story every day was about Kerrigan and Harding. Concurrent to that drama 24 years ago, another story played out, but this story has a happier ending. Five days after Shane Stant whacked Kerrigan in her right leg, ending her chances to defend her U.S. figure skating championship in Detroit, U.S. speed skater Kristen Talbot and her brother Jason Talbot were undergoing a lifealtering procedure in Baltimore.

Kristen, 23 at the time, had just qualified in Milwaukee for her third Olympics. Three days later, she was in excruciating pain donating bone marrow to help save her brother’s life. Doctors inserted a corkscrewlike device into several locations in her hips and withdrew one pint of bone marrow in a procedure that lasted two hours. “It’s hard to describe the pain,” Kristen said during a conversation this January in her farmhouse living room. “Imagine if you slipped on the ice, both feet went straight up in the air and you landed directly on your hips. That’s what it felt like, every time they went in there.” Jason had been diagnosed in December 1993 with aplastic anemia, a rare condition in which the body stops producing the See Story pg. 8

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NOTES FROM CITY HALL by Thomas Dimopoulos • Saratoga TODAY

The Neighborhood Stores That Used to Be

City to Explore Bike Lanes on Lake Avenue The city this week moved forward with a plan to explore the potential installation of bicycle lanes on Lake Avenue. The council unanimously approved a resolution in support of the installation and signage of bicycle lanes as recommended in the 2016 Saratoga Springs Complete Streets Plan. The Complete Streets Plan lists nine streets, Lake Avenue among them, for bicycle lane recommendation. A separate vote however, which pertains to lanes being implemented specifically on Lake Avenue, was a cause for disagreement. The council voted

4-1 to accept up to $50,000 from the state Department of Transportation to survey, engineer and install signage to facilitate bicycle lanes on Lake Avenue. DPW Commissioner Anthony “Skip” Scirocco, who cast the lone dissenting vote, expressed concerns that installing the lanes on Lake Avenue would cause the “potentially dangerous” narrowing of a heavily traveled road. “I just can’t see putting five feet on each side of the curb and having two lanes of traffic, and still have parking on Lake Avenue,” said Scirocco. “Unless you start taking property from

Noise Annoys In the wake of complaints by some downtown area residents, the City Council unanimously approved a measure to lower the maximum volume of sound pumping out of bars and restaurants Sunday through Thursday nights. The previously ordinance called for a maximum sound threshold of 90 decibels, measured at any point along the property’s boundary line in any nonresidential zoning district.

That ordinance remains in effect Friday and Saturday nights – that is, up to 1 a.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday. The ordinance amended this week pertains to Sundays through Thursdays - up to midnight - and restricts the maximum sound threshold to 85 decibels. After midnight, the noise level is further reduced by deeming “unreasonable” amplified sound that can be clearly and distinctly heard outside a building or structure.

people on Lake Avenue – I don’t know how you’re going to do it.” Public Safety Commissioner Peter Martin, who is spearheading the project, said an RFP – or request for proposals – will be issued to hire a consulting firm, and city Mayor Meg Kelly indicated that debate about the potential implementation of the lanes is premature. “At this time, we have to wait for the study,” Kelly said. The up to $50,000 in state funding is a reimbursable grant – meaning the city will pay for the study upfront and be reimbursed for up to that amount by the state.

Meetings This Week At City Hall MONDAY, JULY 9 Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting | 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 Charter Review Commission Meeting | 3 p.m.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Carol Godette will lead a discussion about some of the more than 50 neighborhood stores that once graced the Spa City. Attendees are encouraged to come ready to share their "mom and pop"

stories. The event, organized by the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation, takes place 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring St. Tickets are $7 for SSPF Members and $10 for non-members.



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Innovative Technology Helping Local Grocers and Farmers by Marissa Gonzalez Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — With a little help from technology, or a lot if you ask Carrie LaFay of Healthy Living Market and Café, local grocers and farmers are able to meet the rising demand of organic food and a farm-to-table menu. A new online and mobile platform, called Forager, is helping consumers source fresh, healthy foods as well as connecting farmers, grocers, co-ops, producers, and other

buyers and sellers of local food to these consumers. The platform was created by David D. Stone and was based on his passion to provide fresher, healthier food to consumers and to help small independent farms prosper. “Local grocers and co-ops need to embrace technology more than ever in order to differentiate themselves in this expanding but competitive marketplace. Technology that makes it easier to offer an abundance of local foods, and to provide an exceptional in-store experience, will help them succeed in the face of the Image provided.

profound changes driven by Amazon, home delivery and other innovations,” said Stone. The mission of Forager is to accelerate the growth of the local food economy and make locallysourced food more widely available to all. The company’s online and mobile platform digitizes and

streamlines the procurement-topayment process, saving time and costs for all parties involved. Healthy Living Market and Café, located in Saratoga Springs, has been using Forager a little over a month to more easily source their grocery and produce, as well as menu items.

“It really puts everything in one place. I could have up to ten local farmers and have ten different email chains going on, so its really nice to have it all in one place and that way I can compare every farm together and I can kind of piece it together a little better,” LaFay said.

“This makes everything streamlined...” “This makes everything streamlined which is really nice,” she added. Forager allows vendors like LaFay to compare prices and easily order produce from farmers all in one platform. Farmers will post the produce they have along with delivery date. “It’s a big time benefit for me so far and my farmers all seem to really like it, none of them have complained. They like how easy it is and the cool part for me is that it’s not so much of a time crunch because sometimes I’d be waiting for them to send me a list of what they have available and this way it’s on their time so they can update it any time of day,” LaFay said. LaFay first heard about Forager when she was approached at the Vermont location of Healthy Living Market and Café. “It’s worked pretty well, it looks like I’ve placed 35 orders so far,” LaFay explained.


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July Networking Breakfast in Ballston Spa BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association will be sponsoring a networking breakfast on July 10 from 7:30 8:30 a.m., hosted by Arnoff Pack and Ship at 10 Stonebreak Road in Malta. Cost for the breakfast is $5 with advance reservation and pay at the door. Non-reserved walk-ins are $10. Business and community members are welcome; you do not need to be a BSBPA member to attend this event. For more information call 518-885-2772.

for an evening of networking, drinks, and food on the back patio. Immediately before the mixer that begins at 5 p.m., there will be an orientation that takes place from 4 to 5 p.m., for all new and existing Chamber members that are looking to maximize their membership investment.

Village Pizzeria and Ristorante Celebrated 30 Year Anniversary MIDDLE GROVE — On July 8 Village Pizzeria and Ristorante Celebrated 30 years in business. From noon to 8 p.m. a customer appreciation celebration will be held with food and live music.

County Chamber to Host Orientation and Mixer

“Upset, The Original Dark Horse” Book Launch and Signing

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On July 12 the Saratoga County Chamber will host one of its most popular events of the year at Gaffney’s Restaurant on 16 Caroline St. in Saratoga Springs. As a long-standing tradition, the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce gathers every July

SARATOGA SPRINGS — From 2 to 5 p.m. at The Dark Horse Mercantile located at 445 Broadway on Saturday, July 7, Upset the mini Dark Horse mascot will be joined by author Maddy Zanetti and illustrator Gretchen Tisch with their new book “Upset, The Original Dark Horse.” There

will be a chance to meet Upset and enter a drawing to win a Dark Horse Junior Jockey Goodie Bag. Based on the infamous thoroughbred aptly named Upset who beat the previously undefeated Man O’War in Saratoga in 1919, Upset teaches everyone to believe in themselves even if they are the longshot.

Local Woman Recognized for Excellence in EquineRelated Journalism ALBANY — Former Saratoga Springs resident L.A. Sokolowski, now of Albany, won second-place in the category of Freelance Writer Equine-Related Journalism at the American Horse Publications ‘The Hunt For Excellence’ Media Conference and EMAs in Hunt Valley, MD. Sokolowski profiled a young Midwest horsewoman, Aimee Schulz, and her oneeyed, rescued Miniature Horse, Skip To My Lulu, for Western Horse and Gun magazine. The 1983 Journalism graduate of SUNY-Albany has won this

L.A. Sokolowski. Photo provided.

EMA category twice before (2010, 2011). Look for Sokolowski’s report on her tour of the horses,

hounds and hilltops of Maryland coming soon in this summer’s Equicurean magazine produced by Saratoga TODAY.



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Storybook Academy by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY BALLSTON SPA — Storybook Academy Pre-School, originally opened in 1985 by Kim and Ray Diaz, has been operating under Melanie Edwards’ stellar care since 1997, after teaching with the original owners from 1994 to 1997. “We’ve really been around preparing children for kindergarten for over 30 years,” Edwards said. For a 15-week prekindergarten experience, it only costs $60 per week, which breaks down to $4 an hour. The academy accepts up to 20 students, ages three and four, and it is on a firstcome, first-serve basis, with openended enrollment. “I always want to keep it under a 1:10 teacher student ratio,” Edwards explained. Storybook Academy’s curriculum is based on kindergarten preparation. “We believe that to make the transition into kindergarten less

stressful for a child, because it can be so shocking and overwhelming, we prepare them for everything that they’re going to see on the kindergarten screening or when they’re enrolled in kindergarten. We start off with simple concepts of the curriculum: the colors, shapes and sizes. Then we get into numbers, letters, and phonics. We want the learning to be fun and exciting for the children, so we don’t make it overly complicated,” Edwards said. “They are just kids, so they also have a lot of free time playing with toys that are geared toward their fine motor skills, imagination, role playing, and they’ve got a lot of time on the playground. We go on fun field trips where parents can sign up and come along with us. In addition to the regular curriculum, we introduce the children to different things like fire safety, nutrition, dental awareness, and basic manners. It’s not just about the academic curriculum but also learning about everything else that’s so important to life,” Edwards emphasized.

Storybook Academy operates from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday throughout the school year. “That routine gets them ready for the kindergarten schedule. Children need to know that routine as well, because if they’re enrolled somewhere for only two or three days a week, they’re always asking ‘is there school today? Is there school tomorrow?’ They don’t really have a concept of time at that age,” Edwards said. “It’s just very rewarding to be with these sweet little beings every day. They haven’t formed all of their concepts and strong opinions, so we get them innocent and pure and we can shape their little minds. We’ve even had a student come back to do a college internship because she was studying early childhood education. I also have a student, who I had years ago, who is now serving in the military and he messaged me a couple months back saying to save a spot for three years because he has a son that he wants to put into Storybook Academy. It’s rewarding every day

Melanie Edwards. Photos provided.

but it’s really rewarding when you have all of these people that have such good things to say about you, and that we’ve made such a mark on them as a child that they want to come back and visit and have good memories,” Edwards said. Storybook Academy also offers summer camps for ages three to seven with different

themes each week. Edwards was assisted for 20 years by her sister, Jamie CotterSacala, and has been assisted by Lisa Rhodes for the last several years. If you are interested in learning more or registering your child for Storybook Academy, call 518-587-0707 or email Melanie at

Week of July 6 – July 12, 2018

Saratoga Independent School Announces Summer Tour Dates

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

Preschool Program at the Malta Community Center

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Independent School has announced summer tour dates for prospective parents and students. SIS is currently accepting applications for all grades, PreK through Middle School. Tour dates, all starting at 10 a.m., are scheduled for: Wednesday, July 11 Thursday, July 19 Tuesday, July 24 Thursday, August 2 Wednesday, August 8 Tuesday, August 14 Thursday, August 23 Or prospective parents can contact SIS to schedule a personal tour at 518-583-0841. For additional information, please visit our website at

Groundbreaking on Galway Library

MALTA — Preschool Excitement Series starts July 9 with Imagination in Motion. Join Artistic Director, Elyse Young, while your child (age two-anda-half to five years old) gets a chance to run, jump, roll, dance and move in the gym, while using their imagination and become various animals and magical characters. Develop large motor skills, social interaction, rhythm and creativity in this high energy class. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child. A craft is also included. Call Malta Parks and Recreation at 518-899-4411 for additional information or www. to register.

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GALWAY — On Saturday, June 30, Galway hosted their groundbreaking for their new library, opening in summer of 2019. The overall cost for the project is estimated at $2.5 million. Through private monetary donations and grants from Stewart’s and Senator James Tedisco, each donating $100, 000, and a grant from the Dockstader Trust for $1 million, Galway has already received half of the cost for the new library. Galway is a part of the Southern Adirondack Library System. With the new building, Galway hopes to host more events, such as musical concerts and reading programs. Galway’s current library is 1800 square feet. “We’re at the place where in order to provide better service, we needed to expand the size of

the building. The new building will be about three times as large, about 5,967 square feet,” said Deb Flint, director. Hours of operation are Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hours of operation will be maintained in the new building unless the amount of patronage increases significantly.


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Taking a Trip into into

Lavender Country Photos provided.

Owners David and Diane Allen at Lavenlair Farm.

by Megin Potter for Saratoga TODAY


nder great expanses of sky, the rolling green hills lead to the lair where the lavender lives. Here, ladies in long dresses seem to float among the rows

of purple and white, young children frolic in the fields and men stoop to pet the plants, releasing their warm aroma. It is the picture of sweet serenity in a soothing setting.

“People are welcome to wander. You can spend the whole day and spend nothing,” said David Allen, co-owner of Lavenlair Farm. The Essence of Enchantment On 80 acres in Washington County, David and Diane Allen are enthusiastic about sharing the treasure of tranquility they’ve created. “Coming here is like taking a trip to Provence without the passport,” said Diane. Their lavender farm features 5,000 plants; 32 varieties of lavender and 14 varieties of mint. Long heralded for its calming scent, photographers and other artists also love the look of the land. “Georgia O’Keefe would love it here, Monet - anybody who deals with flowers and color,” said David. Do Great Good The neighbor’s cows take solace in the shade, watching visitors picnic, navigate the “Laverinth” (a 100 ft. labyrinth) and picking their own lavender bouquets (prices start at $5 for a small bundle). Energy efficiency is essential on the farm, which runs on a combination of solar and geothermal electricity. Hosting tours beginning every hour for $10/ person. David shares the whole story of the farm, including a brief history of the stone farmhouse

Cornell Cooperative Extension harvests variety samples for their best practices study.

built in 1820 and the 1807 Baptist church on the property. The Allens are happy to answer questions on the care and propagation of the plants, their harvesting and production. Cornell Cooperative Extension has been investigating the plants’ hardiness, yields and best practices for a report to be published for others who can benefit from the Allen’s successful growing techniques. “They have a great setup here. People come to see the lavender, dress nice and have a picnic. It’s a great example for other farmers about how to add diversity to their own farms,” said Aine Hardaker, temporary agricultural assistant for the agriculture and horticulture team. Peace, Love & Lavender

A small shop on Lavenlair Farm sells an amazing assortment of lavender-infused items, beauty products, favors and foods including

a delightful and refreshing lavender lemonade sold for $2/cup to benefit National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. “You’ve picked a bouquet, now drink a bouquet,” said Diane. Lavenlair Farm products are also available at Saratoga’s Sunday Farmers’ Market, Impressions of Saratoga and at several restaurants and breweries in the region. “We make, or have a hand in all of them,” said David. The Allens recommend you continue your adventure into lavender country with a trip to Battle Hill Brewing Co. for lunch and their lavender wheat beer. Enjoy hors d’ouvres and a 4-course lavender-infused dinner prepared by [forged] Restaurant chefs on the farm on July 22. For tickets go to www.forgedlavenlairdinner. Lavenlair Farm is located at 437 Deweys Bridge Road in Whitehall. For more information go to

Week of July 6 – July 12, 2018

TOWN OF BALLSTON 1 Leah Court, $372,000. MA Schafer Construction Inc. sold property to Michael and Colleen Cambage. 3 Red Barn Dr., $395,610. Barbera Homes Kelley Farms LLC sold property to Edward and Lynn Troiano. 20 Forest Rd., $223,800. Colleen Furey (as Trustee) sold property to Marcia Grodick.

GREENFIELD 3190 Route 9N, $100,000. Ernest Chamberlin (by Exec) sold property to Saratoga Springs City School District. 26 Main St., $85,000. Phaedra Stasyshyn sold property to Mary Leone. 11 Hyspot Rd., $425,000. Anna Jordan sold property to Joseph and Jamie Sabanos. 53 Russell Rd., $249,900. Daren and Paula Robarge sold property to Benjamin Munn. 125 Braim Rd., $1,064,500. Jeffrey and Deane Pfeil sold property to Peter VanDerRiet and Anouk Lambers.

MALTA 20 Hunters Run, $385,000. Brian and Christine Delarm sold property to Xiu Zhang and Christopher Allen. 25 Vettura Court, $415,000. DeGraff Bloom Custom Builders Inc. sold property to William and Mary Taylor. 10 Janes Ave., $225,000. William and Sue Kirber sold property to Michael Steves and Olivia Gliserman. 10 Hills Rd., $267,000. Kevin and Kim Hedley sold property to Nicholas and Cathleen Schiraldi. 21 Wake Robin Rd., $174,500. Jessica and Paul Worobey, Jr. sold property to Taylor Welch. 34 Mayapple Way, $245,000. Daniel and Pamela MacGregor sold property to Alex Teran and Daryle Campbell. 6 Featherfoil Way, $282,000. Linnea Lopresti sold property to Joseph Gritser.

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29 Vettura Court, $376,402. DeGraff Bloom Custom Builders Inc. sold property to Robert and Isabelle Lunden.

8 Riley Cove Rd., $395,000. Robert Schrade sold property to Thomas and Victoria Niles. 19 Nostalgia Lane, $445,000. Angela and Vaschy Canales sold property to Taylor Socha. 8 Plum Poppy Court, $429,390. Marini Land II Inc. sold property to Hai Zhu and Fei Li.


127 Minnie Bennett Rd., $190,000. US Bank National Association (as Trustee, by Atty) sold property to Nicholas and Terry Cuomo.

SARATOGA SPRINGS 9 Oak Ridge Blvd., $1,175,000. Joseph and Donna Hermann sold property to Benjamin and India Adams.

9 Concord Dr., $364,000. Glenn Barrett sold property to Christopher Orapello. 38 High Rock Ave., $685,000. John and Lucille Koch (as Trustees) sold property to George and Patricia Wilson.

Washington St., $3,700,000. Saratoga Rte. 29 Plaza LTD sold property to Intrad Saratoga Springs House Development Fund Corporation.

WILTON 42 Whirlaway Blvd, $341,000. Joseph and Jamie Sabanos sold property to Timothy and Maureen Sharkey.

16 Tompion Lane. $216,995. Gaela Mitchell sold property to Elizabeth Towne.

4/10 Cardiff Circle Waverly Pl., $432,000. Tra Tom Development Inc. sold property to David Canfield.

565 Grand Ave., $435,000. Stephen Caruso sold property to Christopher and Erika Cook.

21 Horseshoe Dr., $489,000. Joanne Schleicher sold property to KPJPI LLC.

8 Evergreen Dr., $294,000. Randy and Sandra Jeska sold property to Brian Coville.

56 Vettura Court, $85,000. Lecomor Residential LLC sold property to DeGraff Bloom Custom Builders Inc.

77 State St., $420,000. James and Shane Williams Ness sold property to 37 Greenfield LLC.

10 Lamplighter Lane, $246,000. Joshua Morrison sold property to Lynn Howard.

5 Thistle Rd., $337,500. Natalie Darrow sold property to Remus Preda and Lisa Randles.

13 Vettura Court, $85,000. Lecmore Residential LLC sold property to DeGraff Bloom Custom Builders Inc.

30 Whistler Court Unit 126, $251,000. James and Nancy Till sold property to Christopher and Tiffany Foley.

83 Ordelia Lane, $302,500. Farone Amedore LLC sold property to Nicholas and Linda Cristo.

TOWN OF SARATOGA 131 Cemetery Rd., $222,000. Carol Dumas Barrett sold property to Jason and Katey Rorick.

6 East Broadway, $560,260. McKenzie Estates of Saratoga Springs LLC sold property to Bruce and Shelley Tabakman.

33 Jane St., $504,099. Blitman Saratoga LLC sold property to Amy Kraus and Patrick McGowan.

79 Hathorn Blvd., $219,900. Joan Williams sold property to Nicole and Charles Senecal, Jr. and Barbera Arnold.

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Summer Sowing

Written & Photographed by Peter Bowden for Saratoga TODAY SOME SEEDS like tomatoes and peppers must be started inside in March but the real value (savings) to be gained from vegetable gardening is from crops that we seed directly in the

garden. I have to say that there really isn’t anything at all difficult about starting seeds directly in the garden...much easier than starting seeds indoors in winter. Lettuce and all the other greens like chard and spinach are good examples. Radishes are also very rewarding since you can sow a row every two weeks and they grow and mature in less than a month. Go to the garden center and pick up the “Vegetable Schedule.” It is a wonderful resource for the beginning gardener showing when the different plants and seeds should be planted. You can get one at any Hewitt’s. Let’s take a look at beans. According to the vegetable schedule you can start sowing them in early May or anytime through the third week of July. As you can see, there’s plenty of time

to start a crop or two of beans. Now let’s take a look at a bean seed pack. The back of the seed pack has complete growing instructions. Following the instructions, make a little trench two inches deep as per the instructions and placed the seeds at the bottom. Then cover them with two inches of soil and water them in. Now you just need to keep them moist and they’ll sprout in a week or less. Once they sprout, you’ll need to thin them out by removing any that were closer together than six inch spacing the seed pack indicated they need. It is tempting to let them all go but you’ll get better results if the plants are spaced so they get lots of light and air circulation. That’s pretty much it. All seeds work the same way...corn, beets, radishes and so on. Learn to use your Vegetable Schedule to

Sowing bean seeds properly spaced.

time your plantings. Once you go through a season, you’ll see that it is possible to get a great deal of food from even a small plot. “It’s too late to start a vegetable garden” is also something beginners like to believe...that they’ve missed the opportunity to have a vegetable garden once Memorial Day has passed. If you spend some time with the vegetable schedule you’ll soon see that vegetables aren’t something that you “plant in the spring and harvest in the fall.” There is a huge planting season that won’t even start until late June and into July. Here’s a list of just some of our summer sowing possibilities: • Basil - Sow seeds late June through late July. • Beans - Sow seeds of quick varieties until third week of July. • Broccoli - Sow seeds until mid-July. • Brussels Sprouts - Sow seeds until mid-July. • Cabbage - Plant transplants through mid-July. • Carrots - Sow seeds through mid-July. • Collards - Plant transplants until August 1. • Dill - Sow seeds late July to early August. • Escarole, endive - Sow seeds early July through August. • Kale - Sow seeds through first week of August.

• Kohlrabi - Sow seeds through first week of August. • Lettuce - Sow in groups two weeks through September 1. • Mustard - Sow seeds midJuly to mid-August. • Parsley - Sow seeds midJune through mid-August. • Peas - Sow seeds in early to mid-July. • Radish - Sow seeds until early September at two week intervals. • Spinach - Sow seeds late July to early August. • Summer squash - Sow seeds until mid-July. • Turnip - Sow seeds late June to early August. Seed packs are cheap so play around with them. There are plenty at the garden center so take some time to read the backs. Pay attention to the “days to harvest” information. As of now we have at least 100 days left until frost. You can have a crop of beans in harvest in 50 to 60 days or radishes in less than 30! Many crops like Brussels Sprouts and Swiss Chard aren’t bothered by frost and can be harvested into October most years. There’s something quite rewarding about starting your crops from seed right in the garden. Try it’ll be hooked in no time. THANKS FOR THE READ!

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Week of July 6 – July 12, 2018

A ‘Bark’ That’s Delicious With Every Bite

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

by Mariah Rankin for Saratoga TODAY Photos by Pattie Garrett. IF YOU’VE EVER taken a stroll through the Saratoga Farmers’ Market you might have noticed a lot of “Saratogians” accompanied by their furry fourlegged companions. It seems as if dogs and the farmers’ market have begun to come hand-inhand, and we now have a vendor who caters especially to them. Mugzy’s Barkery, located on the north lawn of the Saturday market at High Rock Park is serving up hand-made healthy treats that are the perfect snack for any pup. Jaime Kelley, the owner, and creator of Mugzy’s Barkery,

CUSTOM DOG CAKE BY MUGZY'S BARKERY first started crafting these treats with the goal of making healthy alternatives for her beloved dog, an Old English Bulldog named Mugzy. After Mugzy’s trainer saw these healthy treats she suggested that Kelley should try selling them, and Mugzy’s Barkery was born. Since starting in 2014, Mugzy’s Barkery has expanded all over the Capital Region, making its way to us here at the market. Mugzy’s specializes in crafting all-natural treats that

are wheat, corn, and soy-free and made with locally-sourced and organic ingredients. What makes Mugzy’s unique is the openness that they have with their customers about what it is that their dogs are consuming. “It’s very important to be transparent with people,” says Kelley. “So many dogs have allergies and people want to know what they’re giving their pets.” Mugzy’s offers a wide variety of bagged treats and their apple cheddar training treats


DOG TREATS AT MUGZY'S BARKERY are becoming a favorite among market goers. Mugzy’s also offers “Pupcakes” and “Woofie Pies” which are also a crowd favorite and sure to please. Along with being here with us at the market, Mugzy’s has a treat truck that often makes its way to the Saratoga dog park and they also have birthday party packages, so your favorite pooch can celebrate their big day in style. Mugzy’s booth has become a hotspot for K-9 fun at the market and a place where dogs of all breeds

gather to show off their tricks and skills for a tasty reward. To learn more about Kelley’s products and get some treats of your own, stop by Mugzy’s Barkery’s booth at the Saturday market. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at High Rock Park. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on the FreshFoodNY app. E-mail for volunteer opportunities.

Peanut Butter Banana Frozen Yogurt Your pup will enjoy a nice cold and nutritious treat on a hot summer day! Recipe shared by Jamie Kelley, owner and creator of Mugzy’s Barkery.

INGREDIENTS * Find these Ingredients at the Farmers’ Market! • 3 Tbsp organic peanut butter* (make sure it contains only peanuts, and no xylitol)

• 1 organic banana

• 32 oz. organic plain Greek yogurt* • 1 Tbsp local raw honey*

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Blend all ingredients together in a food processor.

2. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze for 2 hours or until solid.



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by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY


my Foodie Friends. I hope everyone enjoyed the Fourth of July festivities. For many, the celebration will continue through this weekend. This past week is one of the biggest holidays in the U.S. calendar. The Fourth of July marks the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, which was signed in 1776. The Thirteen Colonies of America declared themselves states and no longer part of the British Empire. The Revolutionary War continued for awhile after though. As a nation and as individuals, we have been humbled…we have been brought to our knees in grief and we have marveled at the right of individual liberty, to be free, and to be independent. The Fourth of July is a sensory holiday: a day that evokes images

of red, white, and blue; conjures the smell of cookouts; awakens our inner USA-chanting patriot; and reminds us of our freedom. Among our many products that are Made in America is Lodge Cast Iron Cookware. This season, Lodge has created a “Made in America Series” with a skillet that has the American Flag on the back side of the pan. This 10.25 Inch Skillet is the first in Lodge’s annual Made in America Series, celebrating the proud tradition of American manufacturing Lodge has been a part of for over 120 years. Hailed as an essential kitchen tool, the Lodge 10.25 inch cast iron skillet is crafted to cook memorable meals for generations. The Made in America Series cookware is made in the USA out of the highest quality cast iron. Lodge is seasoned cast iron cookware. A good seasoning makes all the difference. Lodge provides pre-seasoned cookware with no synthetic chemicals, just soy-based vegetable oil. The more you use your cast iron, the better the seasoning becomes. Lodge is MADE IN THE U.S.A. and has been making cast iron cookware in South Pittsburg, Tennessee since 1896. With over 120 years of experience, their cast iron is known for its high quality design, lifetime durability, and cooking versatility and is FAMILY-OWNED. Lodge is more than just a business;

it’s a family. The Lodge family founded the company in 1896, and they still own it today. From environmental responsibility to community development, their heads and hearts are rooted in America. Stop by Compliments to the Chef located at 33 Railroad Place in Saratoga Springs, for the Made in America Series from Lodge. Cast Iron is a wonderful way to cook and is great for cooking outdoors as well. Remember my Foodie Friends, as we continue to celebrate our Independence and honor those who have served our country, “Life Happens in the Kitchen.” Celebrate, reflect,

and listen to the stories from generations beyond us. We have so much to be thankful for.

Here is a delicious recipe to cook outdoors with your Lodge Cast Iron pan:

Take Care, John & Paula



Prep: 2.5 hours

• 2 salmon filets • 2 lemons

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2 filets

• 1/3 cup soy sauce • 1/3 cup brown sugar

• 2 tablespoons honey • 2 tablespoons olive oil

refrigerate for 1 - 2 hours (no longer). 3. Preheat cast iron on the grill to high (about 15 minutes). 4. Gently place filets skin side up on the cast iron for 3 - 4 minutes, until browned.

5. Carefully flip the filets skin side down to cook for another 3 - 4 minutes. 6. Fish is ready when flesh flakes easily with a fork. 7. Transfer filets to a plate, and garnish with lemon slices.

INSTRUCTIONS 1. In a medium bowl, combine the juice from one lemon, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, and olive oil until well blended. 2. Add the filets and marinade to a zipper storage bag and

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








• Egg Salad on Wheat Bread • Marinated Green Beans • Beet & Onion Salad • Fruit Jello

• Baked Fish with Creamy Dijon • Brown Rice • Sonoma Vegetables • Warm Berry Crisp

• Chicken Alfredo • Pasta • Peas • Pears

• Meatball Sub • Yellow Squash • Cauliflower • Fruit Cocktail

• Sausage with Peppers & Onions on a Roll • Red Bliss Potatoes • Carrots • Peaches

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

24 Adirondack Christian Fellowship   8 Mountain Ledge, Wilton | 581-587-0623 | Services: Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. Adirondack Friends Meeting 27 Saratoga Avenue, South Glens Falls 518-793-3755 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Assembly of God Faith Chapel 6 Burgoyne Street, Schuylerville | 518-695-6069 Rev. 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 | 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 | 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 | The Very Rev’d Marshall J. Vang Services: Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. Burnt Hills United Methodist Church* 816 Route 50, Burnt Hills 518-399-5144 | | Pastor Holly Nye Services: Sunday 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Calvary Capital District 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs | Pastor Andrew Holt | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Church of Christ at Clifton Park 7 Old Route 146, Clifton Park 518-371-6611 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church 768 Charlton Road, Charlton | 518-399-4831 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Christ Community Reformed Church 1010 Route 146, Clifton Park | 518-371-7654 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Christ Episcopal Church* 15 West High Street, Ballston Spa 518-885-1031 | Services: Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. Christian Restoration Ministries 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 | Services: Monday 7:30 a.m., Thursday 7:30 a.m. Saturday 10 a.m., 3rd Friday Shabbat 7:30 p.m. Corinth Free Methodist Church   20 Hamilton Avenue, Corinth | 518-654-9255, 518-792-0271 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Corinth United Methodist Church 243 Main Street, Corinth | 518-654-2521 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m.

RELIGION Cornerstone Community Church 100 Saratoga Village Boulevard, #8, Ballston Spa 518-664-5204 | 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 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 11 a.m. Eastern Orthodox — Christ the Savior 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake | 518-212-7845 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. First Baptist Church of Saratoga Springs 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-6301 | Services: Sunday Noon First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa 202 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa 518-885-8361 | Services: 10:30 a.m. (9 a.m. in July and August) Sunday School: 9 a.m. (all ages) First Presbyterian Church of Ballston Spa 22 West High Street, Ballston Spa 518-885-5583 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Full Gospel Tabernacle 207 Redmond Road, Gansevoort 518-793-2739 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Galway United Methodist Church 2056 East Street, Galway | 518-882-6520 Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. (9 a.m. in July and Aug.) Grace Fellowship Saratoga* 165 High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-691-0301 | Pastor: Mike Adams | Services: Sundays 9 and 11 a.m. Greater Grace Community Church 100 Saratoga Village, Building 17, Ballston Spa 518-899-7777 | Pastor David Moore | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Greenfield Center Baptist Church 30 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center | 518-893-7429 Services: 11 a.m.; Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. (all ages) Highway Tabernacle Church 235 Hudson Avenue, Mechanicville | 518-664-4442 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Hope Church 206 Greenfield Avenue, Ballston Spa | 518-885-7442 Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Sunday School: 9 a.m. Jonesville United Methodist 963 Main Street, Clifton Park | 518-877-7332 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 | 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 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

Northway Church 770 Pierce Road, Clifton Park 518-899-1200 | Services: 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Old Saratoga Reformed Church* 48 Pearl Street, Schuylerville Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Old Stone Church (American Baptist) 159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa 518-583-1002 | Services: 10:30 a.m. Olde Liberty Baptist 600 Route 67, Malta | Services: Sunday 10, 11 a.m., 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 | Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Quaker Springs United Methodist Church* 466 Route 32, Schylerville 518-695-3101 | Pastor Ben Lalka | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. River of Hope Fellowship 100 Saratoga Village Boulevard, Malta Commons, Ste. 3 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 518-584-2375 Services: Saturday: 5 p.m. Sunday: 7:30, 9 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 | 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 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church* 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa 518-885-7411 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m. Sunday 8:30, 10:30 a.m., Noon St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church* 771 Route 29, Rock City Falls 518-885-4677 | Services: Sunday 8:30 a.m. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 149 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-0904 | Services: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 and 11 a.m. St. Peter Lutheran Church 2776 Route 9, Malta 518-583-4153 | Services: Sunday 9:30 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 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

Week of July 6 – July 12, 2018 Saratoga Abundant Life Church 2 Hutchins Road, Saratoga Springs 518-885-5456 | Services: Sunday 8:20 and 10:30 a.m. Saratoga Chabad 130 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs 518-526-0773 | Saratoga Friends Meeting (Quaker) 571 Route 32, Quaker Springs | 518-587-7477 518-399-5013 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga United Methodist Church* 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-3720 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga Seventh-Day Adventist Church 399 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-587-6951 | Services: Worship: 11 a.m.; Sabbath School 10 a.m. Schuylerville United Methodist Church 51 Church Street, Schuylerville 518-695-3101 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Shenendehowa United Methodist 971 Route 146, Clifton Park 518-371-7964 | Services: Sunday 9 and 10:45 a.m. Simpson United Methodist Church 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls 518-885-4794 | Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Soul Saving Station for Every Nation Christ Crusaders of America 62 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-3122 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Starpoint Church 410 21st Century Park Drive, Clifton Park 518-371-2811 | Services: 9, 10:30 a.m. and Noon Stillwater Christian Fellowship Liberty Ridge Farm, 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke 518-288-8802 | Services: 10 a.m. Stillwater United Church (Presbyterian U.S.A.) 747 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater 518-664-7984 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Temple Sinai* 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 518-584-8730 | Shabbat Services: Friday 6 or 8 p.m. (rotating schedule); Saturday 10:30 a.m. Terra Nova Church* 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs 518-833-0504 | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. The Salvation Army/ Worship, Service & Community Center 27 Woodlawn Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-1640 | Services: Praise & Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort 518-584-9107 | Rev. Keith Mann | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs* 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs 518-584-1555 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unity Church in Albany 21 King Avenue, Albany | 518-453-3603 Services: Sunday 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. West Charlton United Presbyterian Church 1331 Sacandaga Road, West Charlton 518-882-9874 | Rev. Thomas Gregg | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Wilton Baptist Church 755 Saratoga Road, Wilton 518-583-2736 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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Bus Trip to Westchester Broadway Theater Ballston Area Senior Citizens has an opening for an up coming bus trip to the Westchester Broadway Theater on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. The cost is $66, includes, bus, lunch, and the show. “Anything Goes” is the winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including best musical revival. To sign up for the trip and get more information, contact: Mary Carrier at 518-885-9848. Pop-Up Art Openings on Beekman The Arts District on Beekman between West Circular and Grand Ave will feature over 9+ different art openings on Friday evening July 13 between 5-7 p.m. Several businesses, along with the art galleries, will be hosting a visiting artist for the evening. Textile Studio at 143 Grand Ave. at Beekman will be hosting Kathy Klompas and Jeri Favreau, fiber accessory artists. Faces on Beekman will be hosting Cat Seyler, a mixed media painter. The Fredrick Allen Lodge will have live jazz. The neighborhood restaurants will feature live music, food and drink specials for the evening. This is a family-friendly, street-wide event that happens every second Friday of the month from May through October. Come out and support your local art district. For more information contact Amejo Amyot, There’s Music in the Air The Schuylerville Garden Club will present its annual National Garden Club Standard Flower Show entitled “There’s Music in the Air” on Saturday, July 14 from 1 - 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 15 from noon- 4 p.m. in the Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring St. (corner of Spring and Broad) in Schuylerville. There will be floral design and horticulture divisions which will be judged by trained judges. A photography division will be judged by the people attending the show. All divisions reflect the “Music” theme. The show will also include plant,

glove and bake sales, prizes from a benefit table and youth and special exhibits. A presentation of “Stunning Succulents” will be given on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. by Denise Maurer, Rensselaer County Master Gardener and Interior Designer. She will show the audience how to incorporate succulents into homes and landscapes. Admission and refreshments are free. The public is invited to attend and participate in the show. For more information, visit www. Saratoga Spa State Park Docent Program Saratoga Spa State Park welcomes back the park docents for a third summer season, now through Labor Day, Monday, September 3. The docents will be out in the park helping to serve park patrons and will be available for orientation, directions, and answering visitor questions. They will also provide free short interpretive walks on the mineral springs and park history. Programs will be offered every day. Springs Tours: Monday - Thursday | 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Friday - Sunday | 11 a.m, 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. Enjoy a short, refreshing springs walk that describes the different mineral springs in the park, how they came to be, and sample some of the sparkling waters. Cups provided. Program meets down by the Creekside Classroom in the Geyser Picnic Area. History Strolls: Noon and 2 p.m. daily. Discover park history on a short walk to learn about historic uses for mineral waters, the 1930s spa complex for research and medical treatment, and other park history highlights. Program meets up at the arcade, outside the administration building, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs. $5 Bag Sale Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop, located at 116 Broad Street, Schuylerville announces a $5 bag sale for the month of July. The shop has a large selection of books, clothing, shoes, and children’s toys. Look for unannounced ‘in store’ specials. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed

and appreciated. Our proceeds after expenses, are given back to community service organizations. For additional information, please call 518-695-4640. Adventure Series The Town of Malta Department of Parks, Recreation and Human Services announces: Preschool Summer Excitement Series for Ages 2.5 - 5 years Imagination-In-Motion: Monday, July 9 | 10 - 10:45 a.m. A high energy class that will expand your preschooler’s imagination with the use of props, costume pieces, songs and more! The Hungry Caterpillar: Monday, July16 | 10 - 10:45 a.m. This fun class is centered around the childhood favorite book, “The Hungry Caterpillar.” Join the fun with a variety of music and movement activities including story time and a craft project. Reptile Adventure: Monday, July 23 | 10 - 10:45 a.m. Touch a snake! Pet a turtle! See eye to eye with a South American Frog! Learn how these creatures live, what to do if you meet one in the wild and more! StarLab Planetarium: Monday, July 30 | 10 - 10:45 a.m. Come and see what you can find in the summer night sky with a visit to StarLab indoor planetarium. All children will also make a plane to fly. An adult must accompany the child to each program. Havurah Vatik On July 17 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Congregation Shaara Tfille in Saratoga Springs, seniors 55 plus are welcome to attend “How Do You Know When It’s Saturday?” Join us for recollections, experiences, classroom adventures and more, with poet and artist Joyce Horodner Rubin. From growing up in the Bronx to retirement life in Saratoga Springs, Joyce has a multitude of stories in the form of poetry, prose, and pastels from her recently published debut collection. She will share her love of education and her fifty years as student and educator. We’ll appreciate experiences of a “Latchkey Kid,” and we’ll learn “A Nursery Rhyme for Adults.” Audience members, she wants to hear your recollections too. A catered lunch follows the program RSVP by July 11 by calling Temple

Week of July 6 – July 12, 2018 Sinai Havurah Vatik reservation line at 518-584-8730, ext. 4. Bring along a friend to enjoy this program. Collect “friend” points to earn rewards for contributing to the growth and strength of Havurah Vatik. Hay, Oats & Spaghetti The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s popular kickoff party to the Saratoga racing season will celebrates its sixth anniversary in a new location, the Saratoga Automobile Museum, on Monday, July 23 from 6 – 9 p.m. Tickets are $100 and includes food, beer and wine. Giuseppe and Loren Grisio, who own Mama Mia’s and Bravo! Restaurants in Saratoga Springs will again cater the event. The event helps the horses of the TRF. Most are part of the TRF’s Second Chances Program, a vocational program in equine care offered at nine correctional facilities in as many states. The connection that develops between horses and inmates has received international acclaim for its success in aiding in the rehabilitation of offenders. To become a sponsor for Hay, Oats and Spaghetti, please contact Chelsea O’Reilly at 518-226-0028. Tickets may be purchased at Ghost Tours at Yaddo Beginning on July 24 through August 28 there will be ghost tours on Tuesdays during racing season, starting at 5 p.m. Private docentled garden tours may be arranged at a date and time convenient to a group. Meet in the parking lot, $10 per person. For more information, contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or visit Southern Saratoga Art Society Exhibits Several local artists and members of SSAS will be exhibiting at various venues throughout the area. Maria Tsai is exhibiting at CatskillHudson Bank in Halfmoon and Mary Fekete at their Malta branch during July and August. Waterford Library will host Frank Coletta, Bill Daisak, Judy Loucks, Diane Staudinger, Joan VanAlphen, Bill Staudinger and Valerie Woodward for the month of July. Photographer Bill Staudinger will exhibit at NBT Bank, Clifton Park for July and August. Rebecca Jenkins will exhibit at the Mechanicville Library during July and August. “Summer of Art” is the theme of

local artist Patricia Wade exhibiting at the Center Gallery of the Clifton Park Senior Community Center. Patricia will show her art during the month of July with a mix of oils, watercolors, coffee, alcohol ink paint, Chigeri-e, the Japanese Art Form of paper tearing and even a pressed-flower art scene. To learn more about these artists and SSAS, visit the website: Trip to Lancaster, PA Sponsored by Malta Seniors, Inc. August 7- 8. Day 1: Lunch and shopping at the Kitchen Kettle. American Music Theater “Songs of the Silver Screen.” Dinner at Miller’s Smorgasbord. Staying at Best Western in Intercourse, PA. Day 2: Amish Farmlands Guided Tour and shopping. Sight and Sound Theater “Jesus.” Lunch at Hometown Kitchen and then return home. Visit maltaseniorsny. com for more information. Health, Horses, and Making History Gala The gala, 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 through proven sports therapies (www., will support our veterans, active military, track folks that need our assistance and select non-profits that need help. The event will be held at the National Museum of Dance, located at 99 South Broadway in Saratoga Springs from 6 - 10 p.m. Many top professional musicians will provide live entertainment. 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 Mohawk-Hudson animal shelter. Several of the nation’s premier stable owners, Hall-of-Fame trainers, jockeys, and racehorse 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 $125 per person. For further details or to help to sponsor, advertise or support, please call 518-226-9731 or email:

Send your local briefs to two weeks prior to the event.

Week of July 6 – July 12, 2018 person, tours last about one hour. For more information, contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or visit the website at

FRIDAY, JULY 6 History, Legends, Lore and More Guided Walking Tour Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 10:30 a.m. – Noon This 90-minute historical walking tour celebrates Saratoga’s Victorian era and the classic Victorian stroll. Join us as we stroll through Congress Park, take the waters and hear the stories of our most colorful characters, beloved monuments and treasured artwork. This tour is a familyfriendly and educational event with something for first-time visitors and Saratoga natives alike. The cost is $8 per person, and children under 12 are free. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 518-587-3241. Rain or shine.

SATURDAY, JULY 7 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.

Summer Tours 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


Grant’s Cottage, 1000 Mt. McGregor Rd., Wilton, 1 p.m. Civil War veteran Oscar Kemp (portrayed by descendant Ben Kemp) will recount his war experiences with the 115th NY and discusses the experience of veterans after the war. The suggested donation for this program is $5 per person. For more information visit

Latham, and Green Conscience Home at 33 Church St., Saratoga Springs. The self-guided tour is an all-volunteer fundraiser presented by Soroptimists of Saratoga County, the local branch of an international public service organization striving to improve the lives of women and girls locally and globally. Details about the gardens, their owners and the locations are in the program that serves as the admission ticket. If still available, tickets may be purchased for $25 on the day of the tour at the Visitor Center beginning at 10:30 a.m. For more information email or call 518-581-1201, ext. 4184.

Tang Family Saturdays


A Veteran Speaks: Oscar Kemp of the 115th NY and the Grand Army

Family Friendly Event


Tang Museum, Skidmore Campus, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Suitable for children ages five and up with their adult companions. Programs include a brief tour of a current Tang exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity. Free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly suggested. For reservations and information, call 518-580-8080.

SUNDAY, JULY 8 Monthly Breakfast Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 32, South of the Village of Victory, 8 – 11 a.m. Eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast (white or wheat), pancakes (regular, blueberry, buck-wheat, apple cinnamon), French toast, home fries, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Cost: Adult $8, Child $4. Everyone is welcome.

24th Annual Secret Garden Tour 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ten private gardens, ranging from compact city lots to sprawling rural properties in Saratoga County, are featured on the Soroptimist Secret Gardens Tour. Tickets may be reserved online at www.soroptimistsaratoga. org or purchased at several locations: the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 297 Broadway, Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, all four Cudney’s Dry Cleaners retail locations, Faddegon’s Nursery in

Adventure Series Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Dr., Malta 10 – 10:45 a.m. | The Town of Malta Department of Parks, Recreation and Human Services announces: Preschool Summer Excitement Series for Ages 2.5 - 5 years. Imagination-In-Motion — A high energy class that will expand you preschooler’s imagination with the use of props, costume pieces, songs and more. Contact the Malta Community Center at 518-8994411 or visit www.MaltaParksRec. com for more information.

TUESDAY, JULY 10 Docent Tours at the National Museum of Dance 99 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Docent-led tours of the Museum’s temporary and permanent exhibitions will be held each Tuesday. The tours are free of charge, no advance registration is necessary. Tours meet in the Museum foyer.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 Lucky’s Adventure in Saratoga: Book Launch Party Sinclair Saratoga, 17 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 4 – 7 p.m. Native Saratogian and local businesswoman Elizabeth Macy is excited to announce the release

of her first children’s picture book this summer. Lucky’s Adventure in Saratoga is a warm and fun tale for all ages. The book was inspired by the true story of Elizabeth’s rescue dog Lucky, who was lost in Saratoga for 4 days. This will be a family and dog-friendly event with kid’s activities, HBT doggy photo booth, and more! Elizabeth and Lucky will be signing books. A portion of proceeds will be donated to H.O.P.E. Animal Rescue. Books will be available for purchase online and at numerous stores locally. Please check the website for specific locations. Elizabeth (and Lucky) will be available for book signings, readings and fundraising events. For more details and additional information visit www. or follow on Facebook and Instagram

Informational Presentation — Collette Trip to Iceland Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs 1 p.m. | Start planning your 2019 travel by coming to an information presentation on our Collette Trip, Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights. Find out details about the trip and what you’ll see on this once-ina-lifetime excursion. For more information contact 518-584-1621.

BBQ Picnic Dinner Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. BBQ chicken, pulled pork, macaroni salad, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: $12 adults, $11. Seniors (62 years) and Military (Active or Retired) with ID Card, $8 Children 5-12. Children under 5 Free, $12 All Take-outs. Cash Bar Available. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

Ballston Area Seniors Pickin’ Sessions Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Free to the public, ample free parking and please bring a snack to be shared. Amateur / professional musicians are invited to play solo, background or join up with a group. We are having a fun season with extemporaneous, off-the-cuff

music by local talented musicians. Check out our web page, www.

THURSDAY, JULY 12 Summer Concerts in the Park Wiswall Park, 39 Front St., Ballston Spa, 6 – 8 p.m. This is a great family-friendly event. Bring your blanket and chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village. This week’s feature concert is The Protones.

Skidmore Chamber Music Institute: Decoda Chamber Music Ensemble Zankel Music Center, Skidmore Campus, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 7:30 p.m. $8 adults, $5 senior citizens and Skidmore community, free for students and children. For more information call 518-580-5321 or go to ticketsevents.php

9th Annual Adirondack Greek Festival St. George Church, 55 Main St., South Glens Falls, 4 - 8 p.m. There will be gyros and souvlaki to go. On Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14 from noon - 8 p.m., there will be a full festival with authentic Greek food, pastries, folk dancers, live music, gift shop, kids’ activities, and church tours. Free admission and parking. For more information, call Marika at 518-792-8299 or the church at 518-792-2359.

Upcoming Meetings Wednesday, July 11 Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group Monthly Meeting Clifton Park Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park, 6 p.m. The support group is free and open to IPF patients, their family, friends and caregivers.

Thursday, July 12 Korean War Veterans Association Meeting VFW Building, Veterans’ Way, Saratoga Springs, 1:30 p.m. All veterans who served in Korea during the Korean War or in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend.

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Kinky Friedman at Caffè Lena July 20 SARATOGA SPRINGS — Outrageous, irreverent and always thought-provoking, the legendary Kinky Friedman arrived on the national stage with his satirical country songs during the 1970s. Nicknamed “the Frank Zappa of country music,” Friedman has spent his career making music as well as penning a series of mystery novels. His latest album, 2015’s “The Loneliest Man I Ever Met” features a number of new originals, along with covers and guest appearances by Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Willie Nelson. Friedman will perform 8 p.m., Friday July 20 at Caffè Lena. Tickets are $40 general admission, $35 café members, $20 students (not for kids).

Proctors to Host Memorabilia Clearance Sale

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SCHENECTADY — Proctors, which opened in 1926, will host a clearance sale featuring memorabilia, fixtures, and other items accumulated during its 90-year history. Organizers say items will be useful to retailers, history buffs and bargain hunters alike. While providing fun for shoppers of all stripes, the

Proctors Clearance Sale will also directly benefit students throughout the region by supporting The School of Performing Arts at Proctors. Hours for the Clearance Sale at Proctors will be noon–5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 10–12, and noon –7 p.m. Friday, July 13. Proctors is located at 432 State Street, Schenectady.

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NYS Writers Institute Comes to Saratoga SARATOGA SPRINGS — Each summer during the month of July the New York State Summer Writers Institute moves its program to the Skidmore College campus for a series of creative writing courses and free public readings. All readings are free and unless otherwise noted begin at 8 p.m. in Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall. FRIDAY, JULY 6: Poetry and Fiction Reading: Charles Simic and Elizabeth Benedict. SATURDAY, JULY 7: 7 p.m. Panel Discussion: “Can Art Be ‘Offensive’?” with Caryl Phillips, Elizabeth Benedict, Tom Healy and April Bernard. MONDAY, JULY 9: Poetry and Fiction Reading: Louise Gluck and Danzy Senna TUESDAY, JULY 10: Fiction and Poetry Reading: Russell Banks and Chase Twichell

Mary Gaitskill, who will perform in a free public reading in Saratoga Springs July 12, captured during a summer reading in 2016. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11: Fiction and Poetry Reading: Claire Messud and Rosanna Warren

THURSDAY, JULY 12: Fiction and Poetry Reading: Mary Gaitskill and Vijay Seshadri

“Writing Down the Bones” Author Celebrates New Release at Northshire Bookstore SARATOGA SPRINGS — Keep your hand moving. Be specific. Lose control. With those three, simple, re-purposed Kerouacian sentences, Natalie Goldberg kicked off her “Rules for Writing Practice” and inspired innumerable would-be writers across the world to put pento-paper and discover new worlds. Goldberg’s “Writing Down the Bones,” published in 1986, has sold over 1 million copies. Thirty years and more than a dozen titles later, comes Goldberg’s memoir “Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home,” in which she shares how her experience with cancer grounded her practice of writing and Zen. Goldberg celebrates the release at Northshire Bookstore

Saratoga on Saturday, July 7. The event begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are required. Cost is $5 and with it $5 is discounted off a copy of the book. Northshire Bookstore Saratoga is located at 424 Broadway. For more information, call 518-6824200, or visit: Her latest memoir Natalie illuminates a pathway through illness that is grounded in the fierce commitment to embrace the suffering directly. In the middle of this, her partner discovers that she too has cancer. The cancer twins, as Natalie calls them, must together and apart grapple with survival, love, and the rawness of human connection. This book is a moving meditation on living a genuine life in full bloom.

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Grace VanderWaal on stage at Saratoga Performing Arts Center June 29, 2018. Photo by SuperSource Media.

Gala Season:

Upcoming Galas and Soirees July 23-26


WHEN: Monday, July 23 at 6 p.m. WHERE: Saratoga Automobile Museum, 110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs WHY: Support the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation during a casual dinner with friends to celebrate saving racehorses since 1983 with an evening generously donated by Giuseppe and Laurie Grisio, the owners of Mama Mia’s Restaurant and Bravo! ATTIRE: Summer Casual TICKET COST: $100 TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit or call 518-226-0028.


WHEN: Tuesday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Saratoga Polo Association, Denton Road in Greenfield Center WHY: All proceeds from the Palamountain

Scholarship Benefit and Polo Match go to the Joseph C. and Anne T. Palamountain Scholarship Fund, created to honor Skidmore’s late president and his wife for their 22 years of dedicated service and leadership at the College. The scholarship provides support for students to attend Skidmore. ATTIRE: Summer Semi-Formal TICKET COST: $150 TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit

AN UNBRIDLED AFFAIR GALA WHEN: Thursday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Holiday Inn at Saratoga Springs WHY: Support CAPTAIN Community Human Services, an organization that supports and empowers people of all ages to reach their goals of personal growth and self-sufficiency. The evening will be marked by elegant fare and beverages; dancing; live and silent auctions. ATTIRE: Summer Formal TICKET COST: $55 - $285 TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit

Imagine Dragons on stage at Saratoga Performing Center June 29, 2018. Photo by SuperSource Media.

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Entertainment 7/6-7/12

friday, 7/6:

monday, 7/9:

Zak Young, 7 p.m. @ Kraverie – 518-450-7423

Super Dark Monday: The Rechorduroys /Comrade Nixon /BURLY, 9:30 p.m. @ Desperate Annie’s — 518.587.2455

Kevin McKrell, 7 p.m. @ The Parting Glass – 518.583.1916 Max Dolcelli, 7:30, 9 p.m. @ The Comedy Works — 518.275.6897

tuesday, 7/10:

Bill Staines, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

JAZZ at Caffe Lena with Chuck Lamb & Diego Figueiredo, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

George Muscatello Group, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582 Half Step, Ramblers Home, 9:30 p.m. @ Putnam Place – 518-886-9585

saturday, 7/7: 107.7 WGNA Countryfest ft. Rascal Flatts @ SPAC – 518.584.9330 Jonatha Brooke, 6, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Max Dolcelli, 7:30, 9 p.m. @ The Comedy Works — 518.275.6897

wednesday, 7/11: The McKrells, 6 p.m. @ Malta Community Center — 518.899.4411 Hot Club of Saratoga, 7 p.m. @ Hamlet & Ghost — 518.450.7287 Irish Celtic Sessions, 7 p.m. @ The Parting Glass – 518.583.1916 Open Mic Night, 9:30 p.m. @ Putnam Place – 518-886-9585

Dave Fisk Quartet, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582

thursday, 7/12:

Fenimore Blues , 8 p.m. @ Peabody’s Sports Bar — 518.886.8673

Maybe April with Michelle Mandico, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

sunday, 7/8:

Decoda Chamber Music Festival, 7 p.m. @ Tang Museum Upbeat on the Roof at Skidmore College — 518.580.8080

Fingerlakes Guitar Quartet, 11 a.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

Brawlik, Ryan Leddick Trio, 9 p.m. @ Putnam Place – 518-886-9585


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GARAGE SALE Estate/Tag Sale - furniture, jewelry, antiques, sterling silver, Persian rugs & misc. Fri/Sat/Sun, July 6,7,8. 8-4 p.m. 77 Regent St., Saratoga Springs.

ATTORNEY/LEGAL Lung Cancer? And Age 60+? You And Your Family May Be Entitled To Significant Cash Award. Call 866-951-9073 for Information. No Risk. No Money Out Of Pocket.

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EVENTS ANTIQUE LOVERS TAKE NOTE- BRIMFIELDS Famous Outdoor Antique/Collectibles Show, 4,000 Dealers runs Tuesday, July 10th- Sunday, July 18th, 2018. Info on 20 individual show openings-

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Puzzles Across 1 Stare in astonishment 5 Phased-out jets 9 Duvet filler 14 October birthstone 15 Abbr. in an abbreviated list 16 Carne __: burrito filling 17 “My bad” 18 Singer Simone 19 Shoot down, in a way 20 *Many a smartphone download 23 Viola’s sect. 24 Good to go, at NASA 25 Wields power 29 *Beef cut 33 Radiates happiness 35 Russian denial 36 Poetic tribute 37 Blades cut by a blade 38 Spider-Man Parker 40 Crossword diagram 41 Part of a storm or a needle 42 Uber alternative 43 Frat party garb 44 *Traction aid for off-road vehicles 48 “New Hampshire’s Gate City” 49 Fair-hiring abbr. 50 Clean Air Act org. 53 Influential groups, and what each of the answers to starred clues contains 57 Site with “Health A-Z” guides 60 Home Depot purchase 61 Farm grunt 62 Shake an Etch A Sketch, e.g. 63 In the buff 64 Fried corn bread 65 Woodland deity 66 Fired from the job 67 Hearty meal Down 1 Says 17-Across, say 2 To the left, at sea 3 They’re usually on a roll 4 “What __ is new?” 5 Graduate-to-be 6 Three sheets to the wind 7 Cranberry quality 8 Part of a window shutter

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See puzzle solution on page 38 9 Sincere 10 Words upon making out a distant image 11 Apply daintily 12 Academic address ending 13 __ race 21 Knocks 22 Gavel-pounding demand 26 “Middlemarch” novelist 27 1976 Olympics star Comaneci 28 RR station postings 30 Part of MYOB 31 Up to the time when 32 PBS “Science Guy” Bill 33 Gather a bit at a time 34 Clapton woman who’s “got me on my knees” 38 Song of praise

39 Application file suffix 40 Head in a capital: Abbr. 42 Lightning follower 43 Row at Dodger Stadium 45 Capriciousness 46 Solve, as a cipher 47 Stirred up 51 Pasta often served alla vodka 52 Cockeyed 54 European volcano that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site 55 Butter-and-flour sauce thickener 56 Police 57 Director Anderson 58 Wisk rival 59 Baseball club

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: Carat, Caret, Carrot, Karat Carat is a measurement (200 milligrams) used in weighing gemstones. Ty bought an engagement ring that had a 1.5-carat diamond. Caret is a proofreader’s mark (^) to indicate insertion. It’s also used in math to indicate exponentiation. Editors often insert many carets on a writer’s first draft. If the caret is not in the formula, you will get a different answer. Carrot is the orange root that Bugs Bunny enjoys eating. Carrots grow best when planted in spring. Karat is a measurement showing the ratio of pure gold to other materials in an alloy. The measurement uses a base of 24 units. Pure gold, which is 24/24ths gold, is called 24-karat gold. All their 12-karat jewelry is on sale through next weekend. Dave Dowling is the author of The Wrong Word Dictionary and The Dictionary of Worthless Words. Both books are available from many book retailers, and signed copies can be obtained by contacting Dave at



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by Joseph Raucci for Saratoga TODAY THE GREAT SNEAD IS COMING… It was the summer of 1963. Saratoga Springs was gearing up for the Centennial of its historic racecourse. Many events were planned to make it a season to remember. We are here to look at one of them, a day when one of the greatest golfers of all time, the legendary Sam Snead assaulted McGregor Country Club. Here he would showcase his pictureperfect swing. Add the tremendous power that it generated and a putting finesse that had brought seven major championships to his mythical resume. Surely, he would yawn his way to an easy victory over the local players that were there more to watch his awesome talents than mount any competition. Or would they? So, let’s go back, fifty-five years ago. Snead’s appearance was to coincide with the opening week of the race meet. The dark day of racing was Sunday in those bygone days. It made perfect sense to contest it on the first Sunday of that historic season, the date, August 4, 1963. Bud Brophy, Club champion would be pitted against Snead. They were partnered with two other top area players. Minutes from downtown Saratoga, in the town of Wilton, McGregor was awaiting the match. The course, a par 72, 6731yard monster was prepped and

Brophy and Snead making their way down the fairway.

ready for the day “When David would face Goliath.” Sam Snead was at fifty-one, still a very formidable, top echelon player on the PGA tour. In fact, three months earlier, he had closed to within two strokes of taking his fourth Masters. The winner of his first green jacket, none other than Jack Nicklaus. Make no mistake about it, Snead was still at the top of his magnificent game. ENTER BUD BROPHY Let’s look at an area golf legend. A native Saratogian, Bud Brophy was the proprietor of The Inn, a watering hole on Caroline Street. Bud sold the place in the late 1960s. The younger generation knows it as Tin and Lint, a landmark on the “Street of Dreams.” He may have made his living in the bar business, yet it was golf that was his passion. He was at five foot ten and one hundred fifty pounds, built like the great Ben Hogan. He was not a long hitter. It was his fairway to green game that was superb. Along with that, he was equipped with nerves of steel. These qualities would serve him well on his way to eight. You read that right, eight club championships. Along with that, Bud won numerous area tournaments. Needless to say, here was a man that was ready for the challenge that was coming his way in the name of one Samuel Jackson Snead.

THE LEAD UP The match was to be played by two teams. Bud, as club champ would lead one team, with his partner Jay Jerome, co-owner of McGregor and a quality player. Snead was paired with Harry Larson, a top area golfer who made the team via a one-day playoff over a talented field. With his ticket stamped, Harry made the fourth spot for the event. The exhibition was played as a best ball match. This meant that the lowest score tallied on each hole by that teams’ member would count towards the final score. Sam Snead was as well known as “Babe” Ruth. He was sports royalty. The owners of McGregor came up with the idea of having Sam brought into town in a Rolls Royce. At that time, Maxie Falleck, proprietor of a well-known Saratoga bakery owned one of the few Rolls in the area. He was asked to greet Sam at Albany Airport, then chauffeur him to the course. Maxie happily obliged. Sam hit town early in the morning. The time had come. GAME DAY As with most of these events, the pro gives the crowd a look at his vast array of shots in a clinic before the match. Snead was no exception. He hit dazzling shots to awe the large crowd in attendance that day. My friend, Jim Brophy, Bud’s son and namesake used these words in an interview that made this article possible. “Snead half buried a golf

Snead as he looked then, with his trademark straw hat and yellow sweater.

ball into the ground. He then took a driver out of his bag and proceeded to hit a perfectly straight threehundred-yard drive.” The super human Snead had just sent a message to the Brophyled team, for all to see. Now it was time to play golf. The tone was set early. Bud got his team off to an early lead when he birdied the par five first hole. The second hole, a par four, was birdied by his partner Jay Jerome. The team was up two after two. Could the impossible happen? Although Snead hit seventeen greens in regulation, his team was never able to close the early gap. He played a nice round. In a four hole stretch on the back nine, he scored four straight birdies. It just wasn’t enough. The upstarts from Saratoga outplayed him when it counted. So good was Brophy that day, he played the last four holes in three under par. On those very same holes “The Slammer’s” very

same holes “The Slammer’s” score was three over. Brophy and Jerome had taken the measure of one of the legendary figures in the history of golf. As for Snead, he got back into Maxie’s Rolls and was driven on the road to immortality. Bud Brophy continued to play golf. His name would be atop leaderboards in area tournaments for years to come. He seldom discussed the day he toppled Goliath. It is called class. He didn’t need to. FINAL REMARK I would like to thank Jim Brophy for generously giving his time for an interview that was so important to this article. His brother John, a lifelong friend, provided photos of the event. They were given to him by Bud’s wife Gail Purdy. A famous area golfer, she made the cut at the LPGA U.S. Open twice, a remarkable feat. She is the owner of Purdy’s liquor store, and like her husband, an area golf legend.



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N Y R A G I V E A W AY S SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will continue its tradition of premium giveaways with four giveaway days scheduled for the summer 2018 meet at Saratoga Race Course. All giveaways are free with paid admission, while supplies last. The 2018 Saratoga Race Course premium giveaway schedule is as follows: SARATOGA BASEBALL CAP: Sunday, July 22 The first giveaway of the 2018 season will pay tribute to the hat theme of opening weekend when racing fans gather to receive a black Saratoga baseball cap featuring the traditional Saratoga logo emblazoned in red, presented by Saratoga Casino Hotel. In addition to the Saratoga hat giveaway, the day’s festivities will include the 27th annual Hat Contest, presented by Hat Sationa! By DEI.

SARATOGA UMBRELLA: Monday, August 6 Guests will take home the second giveaway of the 2018 meet, the fan-favorite Saratoga invertible umbrella. The umbrella features the Saratoga Race Course logo etched in white against a black exterior with a red interior lining. The giveaway corresponds with the weekly Berkshire Bank Family Mondays series, which includes free children’s activities and entertainment at the CocaCola Saratoga Pavilion. SARATOGA BLANKET: Monday, August 20 The season’s third premium giveaway - a Saratoga blanket, presented by the Upstate Ford Dealers - will kick off the countdown to the $1.25 million Travers, which will be run later in the week for the 149th time on Saturday, August 25. The blanket is a colorful rendering of three thoroughbreds charging down the main track on a picture perfect day at Saratoga

Race Course with the Saratoga grandstand in the background set against a deep blue sky. SARATOGA WINDBREAKER: Sunday, September 2 Fans will celebrate closing weekend of the 2018 Saratoga meet with the final giveaway of the 2018 season - a packable red and black Saratoga windbreaker featuring the Saratoga Race Course logo. Guests who purchase a season pass or season ticket plan are guaranteed to receive each premium Saratoga giveaway item based on the following guidelines: Season pass or season ticket holders must be present at Saratoga Race Course on the day of the giveaway; enter through the designated season ticket holder lines; and redeem the giveaway by no later than 3 p.m. Redemptions will begin when gates open to the general public. Season admission passes are available for purchase both online at Saratoga and in-person at more than 150 Stewart’s Shops locations throughout the Capital Region. A season pass guarantees fans admission to 40 days of world-class

thoroughbred racing at Saratoga Race Course, including the Grade 1 Travers on Saturday, August 25 and the Grade 1 Whitney on Saturday, August 4. The cost of a 2018 Grandstand season pass is $40; a Clubhouse season pass is $65. Season passes do not include reserved seating and are valid for one admission. Single-day Grandstand admission is $5 and Clubhouse admission is $8 for guests who purchase their tickets prior to the day of the event. Single-day Grandstand

admission is $7 and Clubhouse admission is $10 when purchased at the gate. The 2018 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course, which includes 69 stakes worth $18.8 million in purses, will run from Friday, July 20, through Labor Day, Monday, September 3. After opening weekend, racing will be conducted six days a week, Wednesdays through Mondays. For more information about Saratoga Race Course, visit www.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — On July 4, thousands of runners gathered in the morning sun to run four miles down Broadway. The top three male runners were: Ryan Udvadia, with a time of 19:35.11; Ben Fazio with a time of 19:41.68; and Sean O’Connor with a time of 19:46.59. The top three female runners were: Kelsey Chmiel with a time of 22:09.03; Diane Ryan with a time of 23:13.00; and Karen Bertasso with a time of 23:26.41. There were 1,000 runners total.



Week of July 6 – July 12, 2018

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

instruction from the Saratoga Blue Streaks High School coaching staff along with Blue Streak Alum. For more information and to sign up please contact: Coach Torres at david.truant@ or call 518-421-2376. Schedule: Wednesday Aug. 1 – Friday Aug. 3 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Vernon Ice Rink Cost: $225 per player Goalies: $175

Saratoga Springs Recreation Department Happenings

Saratoga Stryders Camp Saratoga

Summer Basketball

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Stryders Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series will be held at 6:15 p.m. Monday evenings July 9, July 23, August 6 and August 20. Registration is $5 day-of only. This is a fun event topped off by unusual raffle prizes. Please bring your own water. Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park and the Saratoga Spa State Park. For more information call Laura Clark at 518-5811278 or email laura@saratogastryders. org or visit

Saratoga Hockey Camp Grades 8-12 for 2018-2019 School Year SARATOGA SPRINGS — This three-day session will focus on skill development, practice planning, self-discipline, conditioning, and fun! Participants will receive individual

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.

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Adult Racquetball/Walleyball All ages are welcome to play Racquetball/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 at the Recreation 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 For over 70 years Camp Saradac has offered 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 and click programs, summer camp. Drop-In Sessions Drop-in sessions in Adult Basketball, Pickleball, Racquetball, Wallyball, and Zumba. Visit and click on the calendar for the latest schedule.

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 Practice sessions for figure skaters. Lessons allowed. Fees: City Residents with Blue Rec Card: $10; All others: $12; Coaches: $5 Open Adult Hockey Pick-up hockey sessions. Full gear (helmet w/ facemask) required. Fees: City Residents w/ Blue Rec Card: $ 8; All others: $10 Open Stick Work on hockey drills outside of game situation - no games! Lessons allowed. Fees: City residents with Blue Rec Card: $8; All others: $10; Coaches: $ 5 Skate Rentals/Sharpenings: Fee: $4. Buy 10, Get 1 Free Punch Card available for all sessions (except open public). Purchase at the Ice Rink or Rec Center located at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue. Visit SaratogaRec. com and click on Rec Center Calendar for the latest schedule. Contact 518-587-3550, ext. 2300 or email with questions.

Week of July 6 – July 12, 2018



SARATOGA POLO ASSOCIATION th 120 ANNIVERSARY SEASON SARATOGA SPRINGS — The season begins July 6 and runs every Friday and Sunday through September 2, and this 120th-anniversary season promises to be even more fun. When Saratoga Polo stepped into the limelight 1898, Thomas Edison’s latest technology, the kinetoscope, was all the rage. Mega celebrities Diamond Jim Brady and Lillian Russell wandered Broadway in Saratoga Springs, and New York City expanded when the five boroughs banded together to create the city that never sleeps. At the same time, tourists flocked upstate to summer in a Saratoga Springs that welcomed polo to the already famous racecourse scene. Although times have changed, Saratoga Polo Association will be returning with world-class polo on Fridays and Sundays this summer. More importantly, this year’s parties will be even bigger at Whitney Field with the 120th Anniversary Season. Even more than a century later, the excitement is still present at Saratoga, and the Saratoga Polo Association is pulling out all the stops - it’s going to be a real dog and pony show. On July 15, AIM Services Inc. presents the Dog and Pony Show Cup. The Dog Show will start promptly at 4:45 p.m., followed by the Polo match at 5:30 p.m. Dog friendly vendors will be set up throughout the event. There is also an additional pre-event photo contest for Saratoga’s Top Dog! The Dog Show is open to all dogs, big and small, categories include: • Dog That Looks Most Like its Owner • Dog That Looks Least Like its Owner • Best Trick • Happiest Dog • Best of Show • Prizes will be awarded to the winners! Even more importantly, AIM Services, Inc raises much needed funds for their programs that support the “power of potential” in people of diverse abilities. The Adelphi Hotel will also be partnering with Saratoga Polo, and great cross-promotions at Whitney

Field and at the hotel are planned with Veuve Clicquot and more! In celebration of the 120th anniversary, renowned Saratoga Springs artist Frankie Flores is creating a signature painting that will be showcased on the front cover of Equicurean Magazine, in posters, on apparel, and even as one-of-a-kind artist paintings. Whitney Field is proud to welcome their new Food and Beverage Partner, Brad Lewis of B-Rad’s Catering, who will help them celebrate our 120th featuring new food, a new chef, new menu specials, and signature cocktails. Food lovers beware... you’re in for a tasty surprise! Plus, it wouldn’t be Saratoga Polo if you didn’t try your hand at a Veuve Clicquot sabrage at every match during the season. The celebration will hit its peak at the 120th party gala on Whitney Cup Sunday, August 5, with owners and special guests from Saratoga Polo’s last 40 years. The season kicks off with the Celebrate Saratoga Tournament and culminates with the Polo Hall of Fame Tournament, featuring some of the most exciting polo to be seen along the way. Tickets, tables, and tailgating spaces are going quickly! Here are some more highlights and the schedule: IN THE STANDS: • Young talent sing the National Anthem • Adirondack Thunder Hockey Celebration Opening Day • Upset, The Dark Horse Mascot from Impressions of Saratoga visits • The Times Union Presents The Mid-Summer Celebration Tournament • OrthoNY will be hosting a Match Cup this Season This year, The Whitney Cup trophy and the Veuve Clicquot Cup will be brought to the field by Independent Helicopter, and lots more every Friday and Sunday, July 6 through September 2. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the matches begin at 5:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at

JULY 6 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

July 6: Celebrate Saratoga Tournament July 8: Celebrate Saratoga Tournament July 13: SPA Anniversary Tournament July 15: SPA Anniversary Tournament The AIM Services, Inc. Dog and Pony Show Cup July 20: Veuve Clicquot Challenge Tournament July 22: Veuve Clicquot Challenge Tournament

July 27: The Times Union presents The Mid-Summer Celebration Tournament July 29: The Times Union presents The Mid-Summer Celebration Tournament August 3: The Whitney Cup Tournament August 5: The Whitney Cup Tournament August 10: The Barrantes Cup Tournament OrthoNY Cup August 12: The Barrantes Cup Tournament

August 12: Madison Wealth Managers Cup August 17: The Ylvisaker Cup Tournament August 19: The Ylvisaker Cup Tournament August 24: The Saratoga Special Tournament August 26: The Saratoga Special Tournament Boats by George Cup August 31: The Polo Hall of Fame Tournament September 2: The Polo Hall of Fame Tournament

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WEEK OF July 6 – July 12, 2018


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A TRIBUTE TO JUSTIFY AT THE 25TH SIRO’S CUP BENEFIT FOR THE CENTER FOR DISABILITY SERVICES SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 25th annual Newton Plaza and Marini Homes Siro’s Cup to benefit the Center for Disability Services will be held on Thursday, July 19. The silver anniversary of the signature event, held on the eve of opening day at the Saratoga Race Course, begins at 6:30 p.m. at Siro’s Restaurant, 168 Lincoln Avenue, Saratoga Springs. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a tribute to Justify, winner of the 2018 Triple Crown. The event will welcome notables from the world of horse racing, fans and friends. Guests will dance to music from The Electric City Horns until 11 p.m. under an open air tent. The executive chef and staff of Siro’s will create the menu for the fundraiser. Siro’s Cup is held rain or shine. The popular event traditionally kicks off the

Saratoga season and welcomes back the thoroughbred racing season. It is a benefit for the Center for Disability Services Foundation, Inc. Proceeds from Siro’s Cup support and fund vital medical and dental services and equipment needs at Center Health Care, mobility equipment for students and adults who have disabilities, communication devices and renovations at the Center’s fully accessible Clover Patch Camp. The Center is a resource for people of all ages who have disabilities or health-related conditions and it provides programs and services often not found anywhere else. The Center, known as the place where “people get better at life” has a 76-year history in the Capital Region. Siro’s Cup media sponsors are FOX23 and News 10abc, the

Times Union, Lamar outdoor advertising and iHeart Media radio stations WGY News Radio 810 & 103.1, KISS 102.3 Albany, FOX Sports AM980 Capital District, PYX 106, 99.5 The River Today’s Variety, 98.3 TRY Greatest Hits and Wild Country 99.9. Honorary Chairpersons are Christine Hearst and George R. Hearst III, Earl B. Feiden, Sara Lee Larner and Barry Larner, Eric Larner, Monica Marini and Bob Marini. Co-Chairpersons of the 2018 Siro’s Cup Committee are Melanie Monroe, Chuck Jesmain, Fallon Marini and Justin Marini. Reservations with payment are $125 per person, $1,100 for a group of ten, or $150 at the door. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged. For reservations, go to or call 518-944-2125.

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