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Beyond The Rumors Meet Delphino! Calbone Clarifies Time Hospital Changes Capsule

by Norra Reyes Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Last October, Saratoga Hospital and Albany Medical Center (AMC) announced a new affiliation [see Visionary Healthcare, p. 1, October 30, 2015 edition of Saratoga TODAY]. The two health institutions signed a letter of intent to affiliate, paving the way for a more comprehensive,


cost-effective and integrated health care system. At the fall press conference, Angelo Calbone, President and CEO of Saratoga Hospital, assured that under the terms of the letter of intent, Saratoga Hospital would retain its name, local leadership and governance, and oversight of services delivered in the community. Recently, See Rumors pg. 12

Y? Because its Fun Outside! New Outdoor Center Open

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Splash Park Opens Album Release Party. See pg. 28

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Young Patriot Kenny Kakaty Rocks the Flag by Norra Reyes Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Kenny Kakaty, 13, of Saratoga Springs enjoys Independence Day as much as any other boy – the fireworks, the food, the festivities – but while most boys might impatiently shift from one foot to another during the reading of the Declaration of Independence, Kakaty listens with his whole heart. The post-millennial teenager is a musician and a patriot, and has played the National Anthem

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Week of July 1– July 7, 2016

Man on the Street “Are you happy that you can buy fireworks in Saratoga County, and if so what are you buying?” Asked at the Phantom Fireworks tent at Wilton Mall, open through July 4. Call 518-229-7904.

“We certainly are! We’re buying a little bit of everything.” – Carol Skipp (right) and Clarence Skipp (left), from Mechanicville

“I’m extremely happy! I’m buying the fiery frog. The eyes and the mouth glow and the fireworks come out of its head.” – Alison Eitzmann, from Ballston Lake

“Yes, quite happy. I’m buying the funky monkey. It has a disco effect, and produces a neon green color.” – Kevin Eitzmann, from Ballston Lake

“Yes. I’m looking to buy a variety pack of some sort.” – Gemma Ellwanger, from Saratoga Springs

‘Yes, we are excited. We’re just looking around right now.” – Tara Webster (right), from South Glens Falls and R.J. Labarge (left), from Hudson Falls


Week of July 1– July 7, 2016

Where to See Fireworks This Independence Day Weekend!

Photo by Dave Bigler. See full Schedule on page 30.

Saratoga’s All-American Celebration

Photo by Dave Bigler.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

12pm: Children’s Program with Ben Franklin @The Children’s Museum, 69 Caroline St. 2pm: “Killing Jeff Davis” @Canfield Casino 3:30pm: Historic City Tour: “A Madame, a Batcheller, and the Devil” @ Canfield Casino 7pm: Fireside Chat with ‘General Burgoyne’ @Fireplace Lounge, Holiday Inn 8pm: All-American Boot-Scootin’ Jamboree @Universal Preservation Hall

Monday, July 4, 2016

9am: Firecracker 4 Road Race @City Center 10am: All-American Downtown Sidewalk Sale @ City Center 11am: All-American Parade and Patriotic Pooches @Broadway, Van Dam St. to Spring St. 11:30am: Parade Characters Family Photo-Op @Congress Park

11:30am: All American BBQ & Dessert Fest @Participating locations downtown & Spring St. parking lot. 12noon: All-American Classic Car Show @Division Street & Fingerpaint parking lot 12noon: WGNA Live on Site: @Spring St. Surface Lot 1pm: Historic City Tour: “Franklin Square: Saratoga’s First Upscale Neighborhood & the development of the West Side” @Corner in front of Fingerpaint Marketing 6:30pm: Party in the Parking Lot with the Audiostars @Spring St. Surface Lot 8pm: BBQ & Dessert Fest Winners Announced @Spring St. Surface Lot 9:15pm: Live Reading of the Declaration of Independence @Spring St. Surface Lot 9:30pm: Fireworks w/ Patriotic Music @Spring St., Henry St., Putnam St., Union Ave.



Week of July 1– July 7, 2016

Coaster and Pinup Program Launched to Support Saratoga WarHorse Foundation SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Brewing and DeCrescente Distributing Company held a kickoff party on Thursday, June 23 at the Saratoga Brewing Tap Room to celebrate the launch of their second annual coaster and pinup program to raise awareness and funds for Saratoga WarHorse, a nonprofit organization that provides an equine assisted program to veterans dealing with posttraumatic stress. The two companies raised nearly $12,000 for the foundation last year through the sale of coasters and pinups to local bars and restaurants and at promotional events. The program has already generated close to $6,000 at different local events, and aims to raise $25,000 in 2016. Representatives from both companies were present at the kickoff party to distribute materials. The organizers of the Electric City Mayhem hockey tournament were

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Missing Galway Woman Found Deceased GALWAY — The body of a Galway woman who went missing in May has been found.Police found the body of Jacilyn Hill, 30, of Galway in the woods behind a cemetery in East Galway on Wednesday, June

22. She was identified on Saturday, June 25. Hill, a mother of a oneyear-old boy, went missing on Monday, May 23. The cause of her death is unknown; however police do not suspect foul play.

Mama Mia! Local Restaurant Wins the Title of Best Upstate New York Pizza

Scott Stevens, Matt Hallanan, Mackenzie Liptak Paul Marlow, Eric Irving, Carter Irving, Matt Lafave, Kathy Phelam, Bob Giardona, Max Oswald, Jake Shapiro, Geoff Arbuckle, Tony Mincola, Sonny Bollart, Tom Dugan, Jason Fitch, Michelle Gizzi Hall

also there to present a check to Saratoga WarHorse. Coasters and pinups will be on sale at participating locations up until Labor Day. All of the proceeds will go directly

to the Saratoga WarHorse foundation. For more information about Saratoga WarHorse, visit www. or call 518-886-8131.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Mama Mia’s Pizza and Café has been named the Best Upstate New York Pizza by the Best Upstate New York Pizza team as of Wednesday, June 22. Over the course of three days, a group of judges from set out and tasted six different pizzas from six different pizzerias in Upstate New York nominated by readers at NYUP. com. The judges sampled the “House Special” at Mama Mia’s, and found the cheese, sauce, toppings and crust to have the best balance, and named it the best overall pizza that they

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COURTS: Stephen M. Beatty, 22, of Clifton Park pled on Monday, June 20 to the felony charge of burglary in the third degree. Sentencing is scheduled for August 1. Maria C. Haas, 48, of Albany pled on Monday, June 20 to the felony charge of grand larceny in the third degree. Sentencing is scheduled for July 25. Michael J. Cole, 31, of Saratoga Springs was arraigned on Monday, June 20 on the felony charge of grand larceny in the fourth degree and the misdemeanor charges of criminal impersonation in the second degree and identity theft in the third degree. Nazario Badia, 23, of Bronx was arraigned on Monday, June 20 on two counts of the felony charge of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and the misdemeanor charge of criminal impersonation in the second degree. Maria L. Lentini, 30, of Saratoga Springs was arraigned on Monday, June 20 on the felony charges of leaving the scene of an incident without reporting and reckless endangerment in the first degree, and the infraction of refusal to submit to a breath test. Clifford L. Williams, 47, of Nassau was sentenced on Tuesday, June 21 to four to twelve years in prison, after pleading guilty to the felony charge of grand larceny in the second degree. Joseph R. Gourd, 34, of Ballston Spa pled on Tuesday, June 21 to the felony charge of aggravated criminal contempt. Sentencing is scheduled for August 23. Pamela M. Thoroughgood, 63, of Johnsburg was sentenced on Tuesday, June 21 to five years of probation, after pleading guilty to the felony charge of grand larceny in the third degree. Gerald E. Baumgartner, 40, of Malta pled on Tuesday, June 21 to the felony charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated. Sentencing is scheduled for September 27.

Donald P. Baker, 54, of Stillwater pled on Wednesday, June 22 to the felony charge of driving while intoxicated. Sentencing is scheduled for August 24. Michael S. Travis, 26, of Largo, FL was sentenced on Wednesday, June 22 to one to three years in prison and three years of conditional discharge, after pleading guilty to the felony charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child. Akai K. Watson, 28, of Ballston Spa pled on Wednesday, June 22 to the felony charge of driving while intoxicated. Sentencing is scheduled for August 24. Robert J. Duval III, 53, of Saratoga Springs pled on Wednesday, June 22 to the felony charge of driving while intoxicated. Sentencing is scheduled for September 7.

ARRESTS: Justin W. Mandl, 25, of Clifton Park was arrested on Friday, June 10 and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and unlawful possession of marijuana. Richard T. Salisbury, 20, of Saratoga Springs was arrested on Friday, June 10 and charged with the felony charge of criminal mischief in the third degree. Kristen M. Palmo-Brisson, 42, of Watervliet was arrested on Friday, June 10 and charged with driving while intoxicated and two equipment violations. Thomas J. Dingmon, 25, of Saratoga Springs was arrested on Saturday, June 11 and charged with petit larceny. Joshuah R. Ogden, 24, of Saratoga Springs was arrested on Saturday, June 11 and charged with menacing in the second degree, endangering the welfare of a child, and the felony charges of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and criminal mischief in the third degree. Suzanne M. Barnes, 43, of Ballston Spa was arrested on Saturday, June 11 and charged with driving while intoxicated, the felony charge of aggravated unlicensed

operation in the first degree, and the traffic violations of unsafe lane change, unlawfully driving on or across the sidewalk and failure to keep right. Darius A. Holmes, 30, of Saratoga Springs was arrested on Monday, June 13 and charged with criminal trespass in the third degree. Louis F. Decker, 24, of Saratoga Springs was arrested on Monday, June 13 and charged with the felony charge of criminal contempt in the first degree. Mark J. Goodier, 54, of Johnstown was arrested on Tuesday, June 14 and charged with reckless endangerment in the second degree. Eric

B. McMorland, 24, of Cambridge was arrested on Tuesday, June 14 and charged with harassment in the second degree.

Devon J. Roberton, 28, of Troy was arrested on Wednesday, June 15 and charged with disorderly conduct.


James B. Lawrence, 22, of Troy was arrested on Monday, June 20 and charged with reckless endangerment of property, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of marijuana and endangering the welfare of a child.

in the first degree, the misdemeanor charge of the use of a leased/rented/loaned vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlock, the traffic violation of consumption of alcoholic beverages and parking violations.

Anthony G. Treffiletti, 63, of Saratoga Springs was arrested on Tuesday, June 21 and charged with petit larceny, criminal tampering in the third degree, and harassment in the second degree.

Arianna S. Spadoni, 27, of Lake Worth, FL was arrested on Tuesday, June 21 and charged with petit larceny.

William R. Apholz, 33, of Milton was arrested on Tuesday, June 21 and charged with the felony charges of driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle

Charles M. Burr, 42, of Cambridge was arrested on Wednesday, June 22 and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree, the use of a leased/rented/loaned vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlock, and one equipment violation.


OBITUARIES Beverly Owens

GRANVILLE — Beverly Owens, age 72, of Saratoga Springs died Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Orchard Nursing Home in Granville following a long illness. Beverly was born August 16, 1943, the daughter of the late John and Louise (Green) Owens. For many years, Bev had made her residence on King Rd. in Saratoga. She attended Prospect School in Queensbury and worked in the Community Workshop for 25 years. She was also a CB operator - KCK-5254 - for a number of years as well. She is survived by her brother, David Owens (JoAnn) of Gansevoort, sister, Kathleen Vance of Lawrenceville, GA, four nieces, two nephews, and several great-nieces and nephews. A private memorial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Grace Etta Hawthorne SARATOGA SPRINGS — Grace Etta Hawthorne passed away June 21, 2016, in Saratoga Hospital. Daughter of the late Herbert and Etta Moslin, Grace was born Jan. 28, 1918, in Jonesville, N.Y., and later moved to Saratoga Springs. She graduated from Saratoga Springs High School in 1937 and then attended Skidmore College. She was a graduate of Eastman School of Business. She married John W. Hawthorne of Saratoga Springs on Nov. 4, 1950. They were the parents of two children, David and Nancy. A loving wife and mother, Grace volunteered her time and energy to organizations whose missions reflected her interests in faith and community. She was a parishioner of the Bethesda Episcopal Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the Altar Guild. Her husband Jack was a member of the United Methodist Church of Saratoga Springs and she was involved with that church as well. She was a member of Church Women United and also belonged to the Wilton Heritage Society. Girl Scouts in the Saratoga-Schuylerville Area remember Grace’s dedication as a longtime volunteer. For approximately 40 years, she was the Saratoga cookie manager, taking and tallying orders of thousands of boxes of cookies, using pencil and paper, in the days before the process was computerized. She also oversaw the delivery and distribution of truckloads of cookies to the area. She enjoyed attending numerous Girl Scout events, such as Gold Award ceremonies and the annual Jamboree, and

willingly shared stories of her experiences as a member of Saratoga Troop 1. For many years Saratoga Area Girl Scouts awarded the Grace Hawthorne Scholarship to college-bound Girl Scouts who had earned the Gold Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout can achieve. Grace’s giving, loving spirit was widely present in the community. She volunteered with the Saratoga County Office for the Aging, at the Saratoga Senior Center, and with the Red Cross. She loved flowers, music, and animals, enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, and although not a world traveler loved hearing people share their stories of travels from around the globe. Her husband Jack predeceased her. She is survived by her son David (Tracey) Hawthorne of Saratoga Springs and their two sons, Wesley and Andrew; daughter Nancy (Peter) Fareri of Saratoga Springs; sisters-in-law Doris Hawthorne and Helen Smead of Saratoga Springs and Jane Hawthorne of Stillwater; cousins Gene and Marie Landry of Ballston Lake; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. She will be dearly missed by her cat Wilma. The family would like to express deep appreciation to the nurses of the Saratoga Hospital staff of C-3 for the loving care extended to Grace during her final days. Relatives and friends gathered to remember her on Thursday, June 30, at William J. Burke and Sons and Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway in Saratoga Springs. A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2, at Bethesda Episcopal Church, 41 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs. Interment will be at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, 8 Mountain View Ave, Albany, N.Y. 12205,; or the Bethesda Episcopal Church, 41 Washington St., Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome. com.

Leo E. Thivierge SCHUYLERVILLE — Leo E. Thivierge, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, June 24, 2016 at Albany Medical Center. Born on August 4, 1933 in the Town of Saratoga, he was the youngest child of Maria and Phillip Thivierge. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Art, his sisters Rose, Janet, Marie, Cecelia, Dorothy,

Week of July 1– July 7, 2016 Elaine, Gloria, and the twins, as well as several nieces and nephews. Leo is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rose Thivierge; his son John Thivierge, daughters Susan (James) Talmadge, Jean (Brian) Huber, and his son Robert (Ruth) Thivierge; his nine grandchildren, Melanie, Karen, James, David, Scott, William, Autumn, Robert, and Jared, as well as his three great-grandchildren Sara, Nathan, and Logan, and a multitude of nieces and nephews. Leo was a lifetime resident of Schuylerville. Here he spent his life working on the family farm. Leo also worked as a mechanic until his retirement in the fall of 2000. He spent his retirement doing the things he loved most. This included garden tractor pulling, producing maple syrup, and driving around the area on his Gator. Leo also enjoyed spending time with his family hunting, fishing, and camping. Calling hours took place on Monday, June 27, 2016 at Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 13 Gates Ave. in Schuylerville. Services were held on Tuesday at the Funeral Home; burial followed in Notre Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Quaker Springs Fire Department, PO Box 67, Schuylerville, NY 12871. Online remembrances can be made at

Marie Hagadorn Murdock SARATOGA SPRINGS — Marie Louise Hagadorn Murdock died June 20, 2016 at the Wesley Health Care Center. She was 94. Born in Albany, she spent most of her life in the Capital District area with the exception of six wonderful years as a resident of Harwich, Cape Cod, MA with her beloved husband John. Mary Lou was a graduate of St. Agnes School, Loudonville and Oswego State University. She was a 3rd grade teacher in Albany and worked many years for Hamagreal Elementary School as a tutor for home-bound children and as a noon hour playground aide. Mary Lou was a devout Episcopalian and has been a member of St. Stephen’s Church, Delmar, St. Christopher’s Church, Chatam, MA and most recently The Church of the Massiah, Glens Falls. She served on the Altar Guild and was an active volunteer in numerous church fundraisers. Mary Lou is survived by her two daughters, Lynn Haase (Carl) of Seattle, WA and Betsy DelGiacco (Desmond) of Saratoga Springs; four grandchildren, Jennifer Haase of Bainbridge Island, WA, John Haase (Maya) of Sonoma, CA, Eamon DelGiacco (Megg) of Middlebury, VT and

Week of July 1– July 7, 2016 Abby DelGiacco of Saratoga Springs as well as eight great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Church of the Messiah, 296 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Burial followed at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke and Sons/Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Online remembrances may be made at

Robert (Bob) John Boden SARATOGA SPRINGS — Robert (Bob) John Boden, 68, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, June 26, 2016, surrounded by family and friends. Born June 6, 1948 in Wantagh, NY, he was the son of the late George and Mary Harrington Boden. A graduate of St. Leo College and Hofstra University, Bob’s professional career was spent as an executive in the insurance industry. He devoted many years to Metropolitan Life and Blue Shield of Northeastern NY before opening a brokerage firm of his own, Worlco Group Advisors, that he ran with his daughter Megan. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-inlaw, uncle and friend, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law Thomas Schubert. Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Christa Schubert Boden and three daughters, Jennifer Boden Cerone and her husband Bruce of Saratoga Springs, Megan Boden of Saratoga Springs and Marybeth Boden Cook and her husband Burke of Daniel Island, SC; five grandchildren, Sage Cerone, Matt Cerone, Spencer Patterson, Boden and McClain Cook; two brothers, George Boden and wife Nina of Savannah, GA and Donald Boden and wife Linda of Pilot Knob, NY; his aunt, Catherine Harrington of Jensen Beach, FL and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob loved all that Saratoga Springs had to offer as an avid golfer, horse enthusiast, Lake resident and regular patron of Saratoga National and Pennell’s Restaurant; two of his favorite places where he endlessly enjoyed the company of family and close friends. He loved spending time with his grandchildren at the beach or the pool and watching their sporting events, on the golf course with his sons-in-law and traveling with his wife. His infectious personality warmed our hearts, his kindness and generosity was extended to all. He was truly a blessing to all who knew him and his absence will be felt by many. Relatives and friends may call from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2016 at the William J. Burke and Sons/Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. A funeral home service will be conducted at 1 p.m. followed by a celebration of Bob’s life at Pennell’s Restaurant, 284 Jefferson St. in Saratoga Springs.

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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the Brave Will Foundation, 371 Schauber Road, Ballston Lake, NY 12019 or to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 4742 N. 24th St., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Online remembrances may be made at

Rod Vallone On a warm sunny Saturday afternoon, sitting in his recliner, Rod quietly and peacefully left the earth on June 4, 2016. He was 73. Born on July 29,1942 in Bethpage, NY, he spent his adult years in the Saratoga area working for NYRA and then starting his own successful business, Vallone

Plumbing and Heating. Rod was a hard worker, dedicated to his customers who valued his excellent service. Though work hours were long, Rod’s favorite leisure time was on his boat fishing on Saratoga Lake. Rod was predeceased by his son Vincent Vallone, parents Sal and Rose Vallone, brother Michael, and sister Delores. He is survived by his ex-wife of 30 years, Marilyn Vallone, their daughter, Christina Bushee, sisters Diana (Toni) Steele, Patricia Vallone, brother Carl Vallone, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and his faithful companions, his dog Shadow and cat Midnight. Family and friends are invited to his graveside service at St Joseph’s Cemetery in Greenwich on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 10 a.m. To acknowledge Rod’s great love for animals, donations can be made in his memory to H.O.P.E (Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist), PO Box 2497, Wilton, NY 12831.

Produce for Kids Helps Saratoga Families SARATOGA SPRINGS — The healthy eating-focused Produce for Kids® campaign with Price Chopper/Market 32 launched June 13 and is raising funds for local Feeding America® food banks. This year marks Price Chopper/Market 32’s 10th year encouraging healthy eating through the Produce for Kids campaign. Last year’s campaign was able to supply more than 74,888 meals to local families in need. Price Chopper/Market 32 has raised more than $165,000 for local charities that have helped children and families since 2007. “We are proud to support Produce for Kids for the 10th year as we remain committed to helping our customers choose well by providing healthy foods and educational information, and offering assistance to those in need,” said Maureen Murphy, manager consumer trends, nutrition and lifestyles. “This initiative allows us to do both by encouraging families to purchase and consume fresh fruits and vegetables while helping local children in need.” In-store displays and signage, featuring the Produce for Kids and Feeding America logo, will be displayed in Price Chopper/Market 32 produce departments for the duration of the campaign. The signage will direct shoppers to www., which features more than 300 registered dietitian-approved and family-tested recipes, meal planning tools, a chance to win a Price Chopper gift card, grocery store specific campaign details, and healthy tips from real parents. Additionally, shoppers will be encouraged to share their own healthy recipes and ideas during the campaign using the hashtag #produceforkids. “We are proud of our longstanding partnership with Price Chopper/Market 32 to educate families about the benefits of eating nutritious produce,” said John Shuman, president of Produce for Kids. “We are extremely proud of the $5.7

million we have raised thus far to support children and families nationwide and are excited to partner again with Price Chopper/Market 32 to help put an end to hunger.” Each $1 donated to the national office of Feeding America during the 2015 campaign provided 11 meals. Produce for Kids and Price Chopper/ Market 32 secured $6,808 (74,888 meals) through the overall campaign period of March 1, 2015 to February 28, 2016. For more information about the Price Chopper/Market 32 and Produce for Kids campaign, visit

Produce for Kids® is a philanthropically based organization that brings the produce industry together to educate consumers about healthy eating with fresh produce and raises funds for local children’s non-profit organizations. Since its creation in 2002 by Shuman Produce Inc., Produce for Kids has raised more than $5.7 million to benefit kids. To learn more about Produce for Kids and healthy eating, visit For information about Price Chopper/ Market 32, visit For more information about Feeding America, visit


They’re Engaged! BALLSTON SPA — Congrats to MacKenzie Liptak and Ben Zarzycki, who got engaged on Thursday, June 24! The bride-tobe is Communications Manager at DeCrescente Distributing Company, and reports that she met Ben in elementary school. They started dating in college. Ben proposed outside the Hall of Springs, where they are hoping to be married sometime in the fall of 2017 – then went off to Prime to celebrate! The future groom will be starting a new position as Compliance Officer with PKS Investments on July 5. They currently reside in Ballston Spa with their Wheaten terrier, Kylie.


BALLSTON — On Saturday, July 9 and Saturday July 23, there will be a community archeological dig at the site of the Town of Ballston’s new park, Anchor-Diamond Park, at the corner of Route 50 and Middle Line Road. A professional archeologist, Adam Luscier, will lead the dig in conjunction with the Town of Ballston Historian’s Office. There will be 4 dig crews, Saturday, July 9 from 9 a.m.-noon; Saturday, July 9 from 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 23 from 9 a.m.- noon; and Saturday, July 23 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Excavated

will be the main house from the 1790s as well as an outbuilding. Training in archeological excavation will be given; no experience is necessary and all ages are welcome! Slots for digging are open to town of Ballston residents only and are limited. Sign up ASAP for a day and time best for you (with alternates if possible) and/or get more information by emailing Or, if you prefer not to dig, stop by to see what is happening at the dig site on those days!

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Congrats to Troop 1’s Newest Eagle Scout - James Bonga! BALLSTON SPA — At a recent Troop 1 Court of Honor, James Bonga received his Eagle Scout Award at the Ballston Spa United Methodist Church. He is the son of Patrica and Jim Bonga of Ballston Spa. Troop 1 has continually been sponsored by Ballston Spa United Methodist Church since 1913. To earn the Eagle Scout rank, a scout has to master numerous scout skills, demonstrate leadership skills and citizenship. A scout has to earn 21 merit badges of which 12 are required. A scout has to perform many hours of community service and have held leadership positions in the troop. Finally, a scout has to plan, organize and supervise a major service project that will benefit a chosen organization. The project demonstrates the scout’s leadership and organization skills. Many times, the scout and volunteer’s time put into the project exceeds 100 hours.

James Bonga(center), of Troop 1 in Ballston Spa, received his Eagle Scout Award at a recent Court of Honor held at the Ballston Spa United Methodist Churchl. Pictured with Bonga are: sister Katie Bonga, (far left); father and Assistant Scoutmaster Jim Bonga, (second from left); mother Patrica Bonga (second from right) and sister Elizabeth Bonga (far right).

Bonga’s project was restoring and repairing part of a trail system going up a steep hill in Boice Family Park in Rock City Falls. The project involved leveling the trail and removed any objects and rocks from the trail. A handrail on the downhill side of the trail

was installed for easier means of getting up and down the hill. James started his scouting career as a Tiger Cub in Pack 1. He earned his Arrow of Light Award and crossed over into Boy Scouts, Troop 1, in 2007.

JDRF’s Northeastern New York Chapter raises $70,000 at “Uncorking the Cure…Tapping into Hope” SARATOGA SPRINGS — JDRF [Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation] Northeastern New York’s Chapter presented an evening

of Wine, Beer, and Spirits tasting on Thursday, June 16 at the Seventh annual “Uncorking the Cure…Tapping into Hope” at the always impressive “Hall Of

Springs” in Saratoga Springs. This was the event’s seventh year, and the event raised over $70,000 and had more than 200 guest attendees.


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City Council Looks at Schenectady’s City Mission Ambassador Program by Norra Reyes Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Tuesday, June 28, the Saratoga Springs City Council held a special meeting to hear, among other things, a presentation by the Schenectady City Mission Ambassador Program. According to Mike Saccocio, Executive Director/ CEO of the City Mission (a 100-bed homeless shelter), they partnered with Proctors in 2009 to offer a hospitality service to visitors coming downtown to enjoy a show. “We felt we should and could be part of the downtown revitalization,” said Saccocio. “City Mission residents and staff would go out and welcome people to downtown, point out where parking was, guide them to restaurants, went out with umbrellas on rainy nights…The response of the people going to downtown was overwhelming. People love the ambassadors as much as the show.” As a result, the program grew and Proctors decided they wanted to pay for the service, so the City Mission and Proctors entered into

Madigan said she really likes the program and can see how it would be helpful during track season and SPAC concerts. The ambassadors have headsets and can talk to each

get a call from Todd Garafano saying he was traveling due to a conference, and Mark Baker was there. The Schenectady businesses and City Mission came up here in a storm, but no one

“We, as a city, not just a City Council, but as a city, have more to do.” ~ Michele Madigan

Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Finance Michele Madigan.

a contract for providing these hospitality services. It has been incredibly successful not only for the downtown business community in Schenectady, but also for City Mission residents in giving them training, job experience, and opportunities for future employment. “My goal last night was to introduce this program, just to look at this model used since 2008,” said Saratoga Springs Commissioner

of Finance Michele Madigan. “Albany has adopted the model for its Capital Repertory Theater, and although I am not adopting the program as a City initiative, I just wanted to make sure local people know about it.”

other about available parking, helping direct visitors to available spots. She said that UPH was currently working with the program, giving it a try. She felt the presentation was very well received from the people that were there, such as Mark Baker, president of the City Center; Maggie Fronk, executive director of Wellspring; Mike Finocchi, executive director of Shelters of Saratoga, and others. “Unfortunately not anyone from the business community attended,” said Madigan. “I did

from the DBA or the Chamber was here. I was disappointed.” Madigan said she’d continue looking into the program, but wants to hear from the community as to whether they are interested. She feels it belongs under the umbrella of Shelters of Saratoga, but realizes there is a lot on their plate. “Do we need a day drop in shelter? I think we do,” she said. “And we need a permanent home for Code Blue. We, as a city, not just a city council, but as a city, have more to do.”



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on guitar for local crowds at Little League baseball games and a national audience on C-SPAN. A baseball player himself with a pretty good pitching arm, Kakaty is looking forward to playing on the team for Saratoga Central Catholic School this year as he enters 7th grade. He recently played the National Anthem for Coach Phonsey Lambert’s 500th career win game at Spa Catholic, and also at the Mayor’s Cup and other Little League games. But Kakaty’s audience expanded in 2016 as he played the anthem at the FreedomWorks conference in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in February, and was then invited to open for the March 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord Resort in Maryland with the national anthem on electric guitar in front of 10,000 plus attendees and all the viewers of C-SPAN, where it aired. His father, Joe Kakaty, reminisces how impressed Kakaty was

Kakaty played the national anthem at the FreedomWorks conference in Palm Beach Gardens, FL in February 2016. Photo provided.

The sibling band, Kakaty 3, featuring vocalist Bella, percussionist Joey, and lead guitarist Kenny. Photo by

as young as 4 years old at ball games when everyone removed their caps for the National Anthem. “I think that was his favorite part of the game,” said his dad. His mom, Josey, said the family would go every year to the Revolutionary War Memorial at Saratoga National Historic Park. “We’d say a prayer for all of them, for people we don’t even know,” she said, “and thank them. I know that means a lot to Kenny. He’s always been an old soul. He asks

memorials for the World Wars. “I need to study more,” said Kakaty. “I need to understand deeply the questions the Founding Fathers asked and what they studied to make the Constitution.” Kakaty has family that has served in WWII and relatives in the Middle East among the refugees. His extended family pulled together to help get them safely to Montreal. Kakaty asks questions and gets answers, dedicating himself to developing a greater understanding of current events and the world in which he is growing up. “When I go to school, nobody seems to care about politics,” acknowledged Kakaty. “While I don’t want people to care about it a lot at my age, I just want to encourage them to be aware of what is going on. I have the passion of loving my country, and I think if people stay up-to-date with current events it will help them also to love their country. In school I explain to my class when caucuses and primaries are coming up and some kids in my class are starting to get interested, and I’m very happy with that.” His friend, Matthew Apy, also in 7th grade at Spa Catholic, knows Kakaty is a patriot, right down to the American flag wallpaper on his phone. “He cares a lot about who would be a good president or a bad president. The things he likes most are politics and the guitar – he makes it look natural. It doesn’t look forced when he plays. And family – that always comes first.” Apy’s brother John, 9, a 3rd grader at St. Clement’s, added, “He’s the best I know because I’m a guitar player, too, so I know. I like the way he uses the pedals

a lot of questions, and does a lot of listening.” Kakaty said he began to realize how strongly he feels about America through his history lessons at school. “The more I learned about the troops that have fought and died for us, how bravely they defended liberty for all – you can’t help be impressed.” He said he could feel it, and was really moved, when he visited the Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial, and expressed how much he wants to see the

to record so it sounds more complicated than it is.” He also shares Kakaty’s patriotism, and said he feels proud to live in this landmark-filled country, his favorite being the Statue of Liberty. Kakaty received his first guitar for Christmas just before he turned 9 years old. He had been playing piano since he was 4, which he still plays, but acoustic and electric guitars are his passion. “I love getting into the blues and really feeling it when I play,” said Kakaty. He loves Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, the three Kings (Albert, BB, and Freddie), and had a great time at the recent Dead and Company concert at SPAC. He plays everything from Santana to One Direction, and rocks the Seven Horse Pub at 43 Phila Street during happy hour every Tuesday, his confident fingers never hesitating over challenging chords. He also records backtracks while playing there, adding an extra layer to his solo. “You put a backing track down with the chords and then play on top, it’s called lead, and it’s basically improvisation with guitar,” said Kakaty. “Or if you’re playing with another guitar player, they can play the chords and you can play on top and it’s all live. I love doing it.” Giovanni DiMatteo of Saratoga Springs, an employee of the City Center and owner of Giovanni Concrete Services, has heard Kakaty play at the Seven Horse. “He’s pretty good,” he said. “You listen to it, and you’d think he was someone older.” Seven Horse owner Dan Continued on pg 11.


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Polidore agrees. “He’s been playing here a couple of months, now. Kenny’s such a talented musician,” he said, “but he’s even a nicer kid.” The best advice Kakaty’s ever gotten? “To be the best at whatever I do and have good character,” said Kakaty. “My parents taught me that.” Kakaty 3 is the name of his band, with his sister Bella, 11, on vocals, and brother Joey, 9, on drums. “We play a lot of 80s music and some other songs,” said Kakaty, “like Stray Cat Strut, Summer of ’69 by Brian Adams, and Love Story by Taylor Swift.” The band just played at Beekman Street Café in June as part of the art festival. Ian Sondhof, 10, a 4th grader at St. Clements, goes to school with Bella Kakaty, and has heard the Kakaty 3 band. “She’s really good at singing,” he said. “I like how they play.” Kakaty is a typical boy with many interests. He was part of his student council, served as class president, enjoys theater camp, and really loves math. His favorite foods are Mediterranean, such as pasta and stuffed grape leaves, not surprising given his Italian and Arabic descent. Kakaty is interested in West

Point or the Naval Academy in the future, and wants to take his math skills into finance or engineering. But wherever he lands, there will be music and politics, both as natural to him as breathing. Kakaty’s uncle Paul, an occupational therapist, remembered when the family moved temporarily to Las Vegas, Nevada. “And here’s ten-year-old Kenny,” he said, “his first question was wondering whether Nevada was a swing state!” While at the CPAC event in March, he met a number of national figures including Governor Scott Walker, Glenn Beck and Michelle Malkin. Kakaty most remembers meeting author and lawyer Mark Levin, host of the American syndicated radio show “The Mark Levin Show.” Levin worked in the administration of President Ronald Reagan and was a chief of staff for Attorney General Edwin Meese. Kakaty said he felt honored to meet Levin. “I enjoy listening to him on the radio,” said Kakaty. “I’m reading his book right now, ‘Liberty and Tyranny.’ I think he’s a really cool guy.” While some might argue that exposure to conservative thinking such as Levin’s work may play a role in Kakaty’s ultimate

choice in party one day, it is generally understood that Kakaty’s Generation Z are born conservatives, primarily due to the influence of 9/11, the recession, and deep respect for the values and sacrifices of The Greatest Generation. Gen Z, the most diverse generation in history, has a respect for plurality, liberty, family and financial caution that is so like America’s Founding Fathers that MTV actually coined the phrase that labels Kakaty’s cohort as the Founder Generation. The broadcast company conducted a survey that found, among other things, that these kids see a system that is broken, but refuse to be the generation that will break it even more; according to a statement by MTV President Sean Atkins to Time magazine this past December. Whether Kakaty realizes his generational role or not, for now, he’s happy sharing his music and love of America with his family, friends, and anyone who would like to hear him play. “It’s not really about leaning left or right as much as being proud of living in your country,” said Kakaty. And he expresses that pride through his music. “Anywhere I can play the National Anthem, I play,” he said. “It’s becoming my thing.”

Kakaty opened for the March 2016 CPAC event at the Gaylord Resort in Maryland, which aired on C-SPAN. Photo provided.

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that assurance has been called into question due to the use of the term “parent” in the formal application to finalize the agreement, which is currently being reviewed by the State Department of Health. That, combined with the announcement of the decision to close Saratoga Hospital’s nursing home, has raised some eyebrows on social media and in the community, so Saratoga TODAY sat down for an exclusive interview with Calbone for some clarity. “We take pretty seriously that we are the only hospital in the county and that is our primary mission,” said Calbone. Neither decision – closing the nursing home or affiliating wit AMC – came lightly, Calbone said. The nursing home discussions have been ongoing since

October 27, 2015 press conference announcing new partnership between the hospitals. Left to right: James J. Barba, J.D., President and CEO, Albany Medical Center (AMC); Janice M. White, Chair, Board of Trustees, Saratoga Hospital (SH); Renee Rodriquez-Goodemote, M.D., President of the SH Medical Staff, Medical Director of the Saratoga Community Health Center; Angelo Calbone, President and CEO, SH; Robert Cushing, Chairman of the Board of Directors, AMC; Joseph Bell, M.D., Chair, Saratoga Regional Medical Group, Former President of the SH Medical Staff; Desmond DelGiacco, M.D., Medical Director of Critical Care Services, SH; and Steven M. Frisch, M.D., Executive Vice President of Integrated Delivery Systems and Hospital General Director, AMC. Photo by Originally printed October 30, 2015 in Saratoga TODAY.

2007, when the hospital reduced its nursing home beds from 72 to

36 in order to create more inpatient and acute care space.

“As we looked at future bed needs and growth, and as we continue to do the things the community expects us to do, we are running out of beds again. There’s really only one way to increase capacity and that’s to take that second floor. And we anticipated this would happen ten years ago. Now is the time to do it.” On Tuesday, June 21, Saratoga Hospital initiated the process of communicating with the residents and families of Saratoga Hospital Nursing Home that the facility will close in the fall, perhaps sooner. The nursing home will be renovated to create additional space for the hospital’s acute care patients. To close the nursing home, the procedure the hospital was obligated to follow with the New York State Department of Health is a complicated, time-sensitive

process which limits what can be publically discussed about the closing. This is why the hospital could not share this information earlier. The formal closure plan was submitted June 1. The projected closing date is early Fall. The hospital has been working with local long-term care facilities to identify how best to find residents new homes. “Our discussions with these facilities have been encouraging,” said Calbone. “We believe we can find the right place for each and every resident. We are committed to help in any way we can during this transition. For our nursing home staff members, every effort will be made to secure a position for anyone who wants to continue employment, whether with Saratoga Hospital or another healthcare facility.” Continued on page 13.


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The current 36 beds in the nursing home include 8 shortterm rehab beds; all 36 beds are included in the closing plan. There are currently 23 nursing home residents who will be affected by the closing. Regarding the AMC affiliation, Calbone explained that it was a multi-year process that involved many thorough discussions with the board. “The board has a responsibility to know and understand how this will work,” said Calbone. “We spent upwards of two years in negotiating the specific terms of the relationship, making sure a very high degree of local autonomy and control stays intact.” Calbone explained that creating a meaningful affiliation is done through a parent model in New York State, and it is how the State Department of Health

regulates them. Although the model does list Albany Medical Center as the parent, the terms in detail are unique to this particular affiliation of the two institutions, and not readily apparent in the public eye. “So, internally we knew that is how this structure would work, but ‘parent’ is just a term that is used to describe how relationships are built, and doesn’t reflect the years of negotiations on specific terms. What I believe has happened is that individuals

the details. This meets the spirit of those regulations, but leaves a high level of local control and autonomy in place.” The reason they had to use the parent model goes back to anti-trust laws and other legalities that protect the American public. “We are a business,” said Calbone, “and we cannot work closely as two institutions on regional planning, working to create programs, sharing of information and movement of

Calbone said unequivocally that Saratoga Hospital remains a licensed hospital, which by its nature requires a number of responsibilities to be maintained by the local board. He confirmed that the parent, AMC, would have to approve the local board members. Although it is a confidential agreement, Calbone could say, however, that the board members put before AMC would first be recruited, interviewed, and vetted by the local board before they are put for-

“This...leaves a high level of local control and autonomy in place.” have probably looked at the regs as they are stated in somewhat generic form as to how parent relationships in hospitals work in the State of New York, and took it literally,” Calbone added. “But unless they were in the room with the board, they won’t know

potential medical education back and forth; you just can’t do some of those things without a relationship because it would break the law. You must connect yourself sufficiently to do it in New York State, and that’s called a parent model.”

ward for action by the parent. “Also, they can’t be denied and replaced by other candidates,” said Calbone. “They can only come through the local process of the local board. You wouldn’t know that unless you were part of the negotiations.”

For Calbone’s role, the local board can unilaterally dismiss any CEO they don’t find acceptable, but in choosing a new one, it will be done collaboratively. He said the “parent model” term has been over-interpreted as too dominant, but emphasized that the standard written into regulations don’t reflect the very unique relationship established between the institutions that is very respectful of the history of the hospital and the value the local board brings to oversee the operations. “We weren’t forced to do this,” said Calbone. “The local board felt this was the best time to move ahead and it would be helpful to us and our patients. There is grave risk to institutions over the next five years and we choose to take this time to do this while we are successful.”



Week of July 1– July 7, 2016

Hand-Raising Scheduled in Schuylerville SARATOGA SPRINGS — Timber framers, engineers, designers, and homeowners will congregate in Saratoga Springs for the Timber Framers Guild 31st Annual Conference in September. The conference will be from September 16 through 18 with an additional day of pre-conference seminars at the Gideon Putnam Hotel. The conference will follow a tenday Community Building Project to hand raise the frame of the Champlain Canal Region Gateway Visitors’ Center in Schuylerville. The project is being done in collaboration with the architects at Saratoga Associates and incorporates Dutch barn frame characteristics into the Visitors’ Center

design. Phase one of the project is a first floor walkout that will be built in August, with the timber frame project in early September. The hand-raising will take place September 14 and 15 in Schuylerville. For over thirty years, Timber Framers Guild conferences have been bringing together the timber framing community from across North America and as far away as Australia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, and Japan. Each year, timber frame craftsmen, contractors, and suppliers come together to be energized, renewed, and to learn more about perfecting the craft and building better timber frames. “The conference will mark

Boyark Announces Candidacy for New York State Assembly MECHANICVILLE — Chris Boyark officially announced his candidacy for New York State Assembly District 113 (currently held by Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner) at a press conference at the Italian Fraternal Society in Mechanicville on Monday, June 27. Boyark is a father, U.S. Air Force veteran, longtime manager of Hannoush Jewelers and small business owner. He is an endorsed Republican and

Conservative candidate that plans to use his platform of ethical and transparent governance to ensure a prosperous future for Upstate New York.

Rendering of the visitors’ center coming to Schuylerville, courtesy of Saratoga Associates, the architecture firm on the project.

thirty-one years of heritage, history, and shared learning experiences from the best the industry has to offer,” said Jeff Arvin, Timber Framers Guild Executive Director. The overall mission of the conference is to provide a dramatic and powerful statement of learning and inspiration to all the timber framing community. Attendees will have the opportunity to develop skills for

creating timber frames and to learn about the most recent envelope technology, industry products, and business fundamentals. The Timber Framers Guild is a nonprofit organized exclusively for educational purposes to provide training programs for timber framers, disseminate information about timber framing to the public, and serve as a general center of timber

framing information for the professional and general public alike. Through the Guild’s community building projects, more than seventy-five heavy timber structures have been raised since 1985. To learn more about the Community Building Project and the hand-raising, or more about the Timber Framers Guild, visit

Photo Deadline Friday July 1: Saratoga Race Course Season Pass SARATOGA SPRINGS —Saratoga Race Course season pass holders who wish to receive their season pass by mail must upload their digital photo by Friday, July 1. All season pass holders are required to provide a photo in order to activate their season pass. Activation instructions, including information on how to upload a digital photo, are available at Pass holders who upload after the July 1 deadline will not be guaranteed to receive their season pass by mail and may be required to pick up in person at the Saratoga Race Course Box Office on Union Avenue

beginning Saturday, July 16. The box office will be closed for season pass processing on Tuesday, July 19. Saratoga season admission passes are currently available for purchase online at Saratogatickets and in-person at more than 200 Stewart’s Shops locations throughout the Capital Region, Adirondacks and Hudson Valley. For a complete list of retail locations, visit saratoga-season-passes. All season pass holders who purchase and activate their season pass will be eligible for participation in the newly expanded

Saratoga Season Perks program, which offers season- and year-long discounts at dozens of Saratoga merchants and restaurants, as well as at select Saratoga Performing Arts Center classical performances and other regional entertainment destinations. The 2016 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course, which will feature 69 stakes worth a record $18.725 million, begins on Friday, July 22 and concludes on Labor Day, Monday, September 5. For more information about Saratoga Race Course, call (518) 584-6200 or visit


Week of July 1– July 7, 2016


Lot 49 Maiden Circle, $472,246. John Luke Development Co. LLC sold property to Gregory Mohr.

4060 & 35 Silver Beach and Dunning Rd., $85,000. Rochsa LLC sold property to Ryan and Bridget Lamothe.

111 Van Dam St., $275,000. William and Linda Krone sold property to Patrick and Lina Dillon.

171 Kingsley Rd., $260,000. David and Kelly Walker sold property to Michael Fox.

25 Thistle Dr., $300,000. Jerry and Nipapun Kappmeier sold property to Zachary and Laura Weiland.


20 Saddlebrook Blvd., $378,900. Legacy Custom Homes LLC sold property to William and Dianne Rudolph.

2889 Route 9, $150,000. Sunsmiles Group Inc. sold property to Louis and Maximilian Faraone.

15-2 Ellis Ave., $285,000. Paul Zanella and Kelly Quinn-Zanella sold property to Josiah Jenks.

11 Saddlebrook Dr., $1,150,000. Lincoln and Margaret Miller (Co-Trustees) sold property to Dmitriy and Domenique Yermolayev.

9 Sarazen St., Rear, $179,400. Herbert Chesbrough (by Exec) sold property to Kathleen Chesbrough.

84 Tompion Lane, $210,000. Terrence and Debbie Finley and McMahon Properties Inc. sold property to Etienne Alembong.

1145A Route 50, $125,000. Mark Katz sold property to 224 Land Management LLC.

56 Beacon St., $244,558. Traditional Builders Ltd. sold property to Wenchao Jiang and Wenle Gao. 71 Lancaster Ct., $278,261. Traditional Homebuilders and Development Inc. sold property to Hank Gintof. 5 Horseshoe Bend (Lot 92), $517,732. Legacy Custom Homes LLC. sold property to Guna Rukmane and Scot Green. 44 Sycamore St., $330,000. Brookfield Relocation Inc. sold property to Giovanni Lleonart and Maria Hyzinkski. 421 Hop City, $190,500. Yedat Singh sold property to Constance Schmitz. 21 Mourningkill Dr., $210,000. Richard Solosky sold property to Andrew and Katherine Szczesny. 17 Apple St., $210,000. Lisa Zacchio sold property to Jacki Hill.

GREENFIELD 1935 NYS Route 9, $160,000. New Briar Group LLC sold property to Leonard Attanasio. 6 Rebecca Dr., $393,000. Sherry Brodell sold property to Ian Spinelli and Jacqueline Pomar. 102 Grange Rd., (aka 12 Annacres), $210,000. James and Mariann Zeigler sold property to Zachary and Kimberly Foster.

25 Gleneagles Blvd., $292,000. John and Tarryn Rainis sold property to Giuseppe and Lauren Salvioli. 1 Skipperhill Lane, $395,000. Patrick and Stephanie Wade sold property to Luke Kjelland and Cassandra Boucher-Kjelland. 15 Hillman Loop, $331,082. Farone Amedore LLC sold property to Brett and Jennifer Potts. 97 Arrow Wood Place, $164,900. Meagan Nestleroad sold property to Christine Cusano. Route 67, $600,000. Luther Forest Technology Campus Development Corporation sold property to Stewarts Shops Corp. 15 Janes Ave., $250,000. Jeffrey Lynch sold property to William and Cody Simpson. 30 Snowberry Rd., $167,500. Timothy O’Rourke sold property to Marilyn Charles. 114 Fourth St., $310,000. Matthew McLoughlin sold property to Brent and Abbey Barker. 11 Settlers Ridge South, $449,900. Jeannine and Paul Gasparini sold property to Ryan and Subrina Jendrasiak. 263 Malta Ave., $278,000. Abbey and Brent Barker sold property to Frank Raponi and Sheryl Ciotola. 81 Arrow Wood Place, $149,000. Veronica Wildermuth sold property to Kathryn Kos.

Greene Rd., $996,000. Bruce and Jami Kenison sold property to Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc.

66 Lake Shore Dr., $845,000. Linda Rowlands and Richard Gifford sold property to Todd and Jill LaPointe.

343 Greene Rd., $14,000. Jami Kenison sold property to Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc.

139 Van Aernem Rd., $358,000. Karen Webley and David Montville sold property to Tatiana Hart and Steven Bristol.

MALTA Lot 2 Maiden Circle, $351,198. John Luke Development Co. LLC sold property to Bruce and Kelly Pilkey.

1 Albany Ave., $180,000. Cody Simpson sold property to Robin and Gary Zander.

Bensonhurst Ave., $265,000. Constance and Martin Holtby sold property to Rejuvenation Homes Inc. 13 Elizabeth Lane, $314,000. Arlen Dahlquist (Trustee) sold property to Kathryn Douville. 13 Horizon Dr., $535,000. David and Joan Powers sold property to Da Peng Sun and Fan Li. 61 Second St., $265,000. Sean Mahoney sold property to Buckland Management LLC. 27 Concord Dr., $230,000. Derek Harrison sold property to Gerard McGowan and Brandy Ritz. 55 Phila St., $100,000. 47 Phila Inc. sold property to 55 Phila LLC.

15 WILTON 76 Damascus Dr., $325,000. Carol Moore sold property to John and Erica Whittaker. 19 Timberlane Dr., $255,000. John Brooks sold property to Henry Brosnan. 80 Edie Rd., $629,000. James and Maria Lucchese (by Agent) sold property to Adam and Carol Madkour.



Week of July 1– July 7, 2016

100-Year-Old Time Capsule Revealed Adirondack Trust Celebrates 100th Anniversary by Norra Reyes Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Adirondack Trust Company (ATC) celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the placement of the Main Office Headquarters cornerstone on Tuesday, June 28, with the opening of a 100-year-old time capsule that was placed there by Senator Edgar T. Brackett, the bank’s founder, in June 1916. The centennial celebration of the historic and iconic Saratoga Springs Headquarters was attended by more than 200 community leaders and members of the public of all ages, gathered on the corner of Broadway and Church Street in the warm summer afternoon. Retired teacher and Saratoga Springs native Claire Tarantino was among the crowd, cherishing

memories of her father, Angelo Tarantino, who was born two years after the capsule was embedded in the bank building’s cornerstone. She said she could just imagine him as a little kid running around that neighborhood. “He used to have a business at 8 Church Street, Spa Liquors, which is now a lobby and drivethrough area of the bank,” said Tarantino. “He rented his space from Adirondack Trust.” For her, ATC’s time capsule celebrates everyone of that time, bringing her to thoughts of the past 100 years, her dad serving as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the Pacific Theater before she was born all the way through her life with him before he passed away. “This is a little emotional and nostalgic for me to be here,” Tarantino added, “and it’s very exciting.”

Photos by courtesy of The Adirondack Trust Company.

Ten-cent bill, Columbian Bank Note, Washington D.C., probably uncirculated.

Senator Edgar T. Brackett (left) looks on as the foundation cornerstone is placed in 1916.

It took three days to uncover the time capsule.

Her thoughts were echoed in the remarks of some of the speakers, including ATC Board of Directors Member Douglass M. Mabee, who highlighted key events occurring the past 100 years, such as the World Wars, Pancho Villa, the flight of Boeing’s first aircraft, the invention of Coca Cola’s original formula, and Rockefeller becoming the first billionaire in the world, as well as the generations of Mabees involved in ATC, including his son, Douglass T. Mabee. Charles V. Wait, ATC Chairman and CEO, announced some of the items found in the time capsule, which included: a typed letter from President/Senator Brackett to the Directors of The Adirondack Trust Company 100 years in the future; a letter written by Douglas W. Mabee, president

The public was invited to view the time capsule items and enjoy some refreshments provided by Longfellow’s Restaurant.

of the Adirondack Landlord dated June 10, 1916 describing the organization of the Adirondack Landlord; two ten-cent bills, one circulated and one uncirculated; signatures of employees and directors; and coins, pamphlets and newspapers. Wait also read from a letter he will be placing in the new time capsule, to be opened in June 2116. In the letter, he spoke of financial innovation and destruction, inflation rates, Great Britain’s departure for the European Union, chaos in the Middle East, and the successful survival of thoroughbred racing and Adirondack Trust over the past 100 years. He ended the letter urging the future Board of Directors to pledge anew to the high ethics and philosophical foundations of ATC, ending with, “I’m confident that if these tenants of fair dealing and

honest behavior are followed, this company will prosper for another 100 years.” The new time capsule will also include a June 10, 2016 copy of Saratoga TODAY; the book “With The Strength of the Adirondacks - A History of the Adirondack Trust Company 1901-2001” by Field Horne, Charles V. Wait, and Douglas M. Mabee; a 2015 Saratoga National Historical Park 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin; a 1902 American Silver Dollar; stills and video of 2016 time capsule removal and ceremony; signatures of employees and directors; and other books, coins, financial statements, records and items. The bank’s website is More photos from the time capsule can be seen at AdirondackTrust.


Week of July 1– July 7, 2016

PEP Welcomes Mason

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Patient Experience Project (PEP) has announced the addition of Tyler Mason to its team. Mason is a digital strategist at the PEP responsible for tactical planning, strategy, production and measurement for digital projects, including client websites, CRM/email campaigns, mobile/digital selling tools, as well as social and rich media. Prior to joining the PEP, Mason worked at Fairwinds Partners where he brokered and managed custom domain purchases for Fortune 500 companies. In this role, he also implemented and managed the company’s internal CRM platform, email marketing programs, as well as analytics reporting. Additionally, he is experienced in advertising agency operations and account services, primarily for pharmaceutical clients. In his spare time, he created, launched, and promoted Dudestars, a reward-chart recognition platform for young adults. The PEP is a full-service, patient-centric communications firm serving the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries. PEP’s nationally recognized approach centers around the collaboration of the foremost disease experts—patients themselves—to co-create authentic programs and content for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Learn more about the Patient Experience Project at www. the-

Meet Franklin’s Newest Board Members

Saratoga and Ballston Mixer BALLSTON SPA — An evening of networking with members from the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association and Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce will be held Wednesday, July 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Russo’s Grill of Ballston, 15 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa. It is $10 to get in, and there will be complimentary food, drink specials, and a fun networking environment. Register at www.

Gaffney’s Orientation, Mixer

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Franklin Community Center is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to their Board of Directors. The new members, Molly Bush, Assistant Controller at Informz, Inc. and Stephen Cutting-Miller, Senior Vice President at Continuum Wealth Advisors, LLC were voted in at Franklin’s Annual Meeting held on May 9. Bush, a 2016 graduate of Leadership Saratoga, has worked in the financial field since her graduation from Siena College with a B.S. in Accounting. Prior to joining the Informz team, she was a Senior Accountant at LeverPoint Management. She enjoys volunteering in the community, hiking, biking and spending time with her family. Cutting-Miller joined Continuum Wealth Advisors team in 2015 after working for 12 years in the financial planning industry primarily working with high net worth individuals and families. He is a licensed CPA in New York, a member of the New York State Society of CPA’s, a member of the Northeastern New York Chapter of Financial Planning Association and holds a Series 65 securities license. Cutting-Miller received his BBA in Accounting from Siena College as well. To learn more about Franklin Community Center, the services offered or how you can help, visit www.franklincommunitycenter. org

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce will meet for their annual orientation and meetup at Gaffney’s at 16 Caroline Street, on Thursday, July 14. Join your fellow Chamber members for an evening of networking, food, and drinks. Immediately before the event, there will be an orientation, from 4 to 5 p.m. for all new and existing members looking to learn more about how they can maximize their Chamber membership investment. $5. Register at www.

Golf Invitational Raises $150k SARATOGA SPRINGS —The Saratoga Hospital Golf Invitational, presented by A.O.W. Associates, Inc., raised more than $150,000 this year. The sold out event of 244 golfers benefits the Hospital’s RN Scholarship Program. Since the scholarship program was launched in 2002, 70 recipients have earned their associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in nursing, and another 46 are working toward their degree. The ongoing success of the Saratoga Hospital Golf Invitational would not be possible without our presenting sponsor, A.O.W. Associates, Inc.; major sponsors WNYT News Channel 13, Millennium Medical Imaging, Pepsi Beverages Company, Saratoga National Golf Club, KeyBank and Key Private Bank, Max Stone, and Camelot Print & Copy Center; and all of the dedicated event sponsors, golfers, and volunteers.


Saratoga Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga County’s leading healthcare provider. Over the years, the Foundation has raised more than $40 million for Saratoga Hospital programs and facilities, all of which benefit the people of the Saratoga region. For more information, visit

Ag News NATIONWIDE — According to James Barber, NYS Executive Director of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA), farmers can now provide the common information from their acreage reports just once – either to FSA or to their crop insurance agent – and that common information will be securely and electronically shared with the other. The FSA requires participating farmers to submit an annual report on all cropland use on their farms. Crop insurance agents for providers approved by the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) also require these reports to ensure accuracy with farmers’ premiums

and when they file claims. Yet for years, farmers have entered the same basic common information from their acreage reports at these two different places. That duplication has now been resolved.

County Civil Service Exam SARATOGA COUNTY — On September 10 there will be an open-competitive examination for a desk officer position for Saratoga County Sheriff ’s Department. The position pays $40,695 and the minimum qualification is a high school diploma or GED. The results of list will be used to fill vacancies as they occur under the jurisdiction of the Saratoga County Personnel Department. The last day to file is August 3. Application forms can be found at, or call 518-885-2225 or visit in person at the Saratoga County Personnel Department, 40 McMaster Street, Ballston Spa. Time and place of the examination will be mailed to approved candidates one week before the date of the examination.



Week of July 1– July 7, 2016

Congratulations, Saratoga Springs Class of 2016! SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Thursday, June 23, the Saratoga Springs High School celebrated its 143rd commencement, honoring 533 graduates at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. “The Class of 2016 will be truly missed at SSHS,” said Principal Brett Miller, Ph.D. “Beyond their extraordinary accomplishments inside and outside of the classroom, they are more importantly a caring, kind and positive group of students that will leave their imprint on our school district for years to come.” Emily MacDougall, daughter of David and Andrea MacDougall of Gansevoort, was named Valedictorian of the Class of 2016 and Julie Granger, daughter of Stephen and Michelle Granger of Greenfield Center, was named Salutatorian at Saratoga Springs High School. MacDougall is the secretary of Tri-M Music Honor Society, a member of National Honor Society, Fiddle Club, Drama Club Pit Orchestra, Saratoga Youth Symphony and Girl Scouts. MacDougall has received the following awards: Harris Crandall Math Award, Social Studies Department Award, University of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Science Award, and the Rensselaer Medal. MacDougall is planning to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where she plans to study architecture. Granger is the treasurer of Students Against Domestic Violence Among Young, a member of Generation Outreach and was on the J.V. Soccer team during her Freshman, Sophomore and Junior years. She has received the Latin Award, Respect Award, National Merit Commendation, and AP Scholar with Distinction. Granger plans to attend Johns Hopkins University to study Egyptologist. The following comprise the

Photos by Francesco D’Amico.

Valedictorian Emily MacDougall.

remainder of the top ten students in the Class of 2016: Jennifer Burke, daughter of Joseph and Martha Burke of Saratoga Springs. Burke is planning to attend Penn State, College of Engineering to study Biomedical Engineering. Christian Cianfarani, son of Remo and Lynn Cianfarani of Saratoga Springs. Cianfarani will be attending Brown University to study Software Engineering. Luke Wurl, son of Derrick and Kristine Wurl of Saratoga Springs. Wurl is planning to attend University of Notre Dame to study Computer Science. Nicole Marco, daughter of James and Ava Marco of Gansevoort. Marco is planning to attend Northeastern University to study Engineering.

Ian Starnes, son of Dr. Hal Starnes and Dr. Elizabeth Valentine of Saratoga Springs. Starnes is planning to attend Cornell University to study Aerospace Engineering. Meredith Craig, daughter of Kevin and Roseanne Craig of Saratoga Springs. Craig is planning to attend Northeastern University to study Physical Therapy. Brenna Singer, daughter of Stephen and Wendy Singer of Wilton. Singer is planning to attend Northeastern University to study Biomedical Engineering. Madeline Chudy, daughter of Brendan and Robin Chudy of Saratoga Springs. Chudy is planning to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute to study Biomedical Engineering.

Saratoga Springs City School District Superintendent Michael M. Piccirillo.


Week of July 1– July 7, 2016


Sheepskins to Honor Service Veteran Receives High School Diploma

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Operation Recognition, a state program that grants high school diplomas to veterans who were unable to complete high school due to military service during World War II, the Korean conflict or the Vietnam War, honored veteran

Patrick Louis Faiola with a diploma at the Saratoga Springs High School graduation on Thursday, June 23. Patrick Louis Faiola is an entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist, and actor and volunteer that served in the army for 14 years, from 1961 to 1975. He earned his GED in 1968, and later studied at Verrazano College, where he began leasing his dorm room, becoming the largest leaser in the building. He then attended the New York Film Academy and Bob Collier’s School of Commercial Acting, where he studied film making and acting. He has previously starred in a commercial for Continental Airlines and is currently producing a movie about the effects of cyberbullying and technology on today’s youth. On top of this, Faiola has been involved with wholesale merchandise, canopy

manufacturing, overseas novel and belt manufacturing and petroleum speculation. Locally, he used to own a hot dog restaurant on Broadway and has made contributions to the computer program at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, initially purchasing the computers and later upgrading the system. Faiola was also featured in our “Man on the Street” section of the June 17 issue of Saratoga TODAY. Fa i o l a’s entrepernurial and philanthropic spirit and ventures as a soldier, businessman and community member make him worthy of the diploma, and a role

Food-Safety Picnic Tips No matter where you find yourself on the Fourth of July, you will probably see lots of food, beverages and grass-stained sneakers. Whether you’re enjoying a barbecue in the great outdoors, traveling to see family or friends, or spending time at home, it’s important to take extra food safety precautions when planning their menu. The Danger Zone is the temperature range between 40 °F and 140 °F in which foodborne bacteria can grow rapidly to dangerous levels that can cause illness. Leaving perishables out too long in the Danger Zone is one of the most common mistakes people make, especially during warmer months. Keep Food Out of the Danger Zone The USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline, staffed by USDA food safety experts, routinely gets calls from consumers with questions about the perishable foods left out too long. Below are their recommendations on how to steer clear of the Danger Zone this Fourth of July: Without refrigeration or a heat source, perishables should not be left out more than two hours if the temperature is at or below 90⁰F, and only one hour if the temperature is at or above 90⁰F. Since the weather will likely be very hot on July 4th, food should be returned to the cooler within an hour. If you are not sure how long food has been sitting out, throw it out immediately. Always keep cold food COLD, at or below 40°F, in coolers or in containers with a cold source such as ice or frozen gel packs.

Keep hot food HOT, at or above 140°F, on the grill or in insulated containers, heated chafing dishes, warming trays and/or slow cookers. If food needs to be reheated, reheat it to 165°F. Pack an appliance thermometer in your cooler to ensure food stays at or below 40°F. Divide large amounts of food into shallow containers for fast chilling and easier use. Pack drinks in a separate cooler, so the food cooler isn’t opened frequently. Keep the cooler in the shade, and try to cover it with a blanket or tarp to keep it cool. Replenish the ice if it melts. Use the food thermometer to check the internal temperature of meat, poultry and seafood. You absolutely cannot tell whether the meat is safely cooked by just looking. To ensure safety, leftovers must be put in shallow containers for quick cooling and refrigerated to 40⁰F or below within two hours. If you have food storage questions, download our FoodKeeper application. This app offers guidance on the safe storage or more than 400 food and beverage items. It’ll give you peace of mind knowing you served your dish safely. If you have questions about the Danger Zone, or any other food safety topics, call the USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline at 1-888MPHotline or chat live with a food safety specialist at These services are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, in English and Spanish. As always, remember the four easy food safety steps of Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill and have a food-safe Fourth of July!

model for all of the graduates. Ralph J. Elliott, a veteran who served for ten years in the U.S. Navy, was also honored with a diploma; however, was not able to attend Thursday’s ceremony. Elliott has volunteered at schools

in Saratoga, participated in the Drum and Bugle Corps and was a previous member of the Saratoga Ambassadors. The two veterans are incredibly deserving of their diplomas, and we thank them for their service.



Week of July 1– July 7, 2016

The Roots of Local Food Saturdays, 9 to 1 Wednesdays, 3 to 6 High Rock Park One of the biggest attractions of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market is the multitude of potted flowering plants, vegetable starts, and containers of herbs at many of the regular vendors’ stalls. The sale of such plants is particularly brisk in early summer as customers are working on getting their own gardens started. What might be less known is that many vendors sell plants through the entire summer. “We’ll have plants through the end of October,” said John Otrembiak, of Otrembiak Farms. “Right now, we’re selling a lot of herbs, tomatoes, and things like eggplants and peppers. Later, it’ll be more herbs, maybe some lettuce and second crop broccoli.” Steve Otrembiak, the younger brother of John, has said that selling plants helps him build relationships with customers. Food, he said, tastes particularly good when you grow your own. “Often, we’ll sell some small seedlings to customers early in the

season,” he said. “They’ll report back to us about the progress of the plant over the summer, and sometimes will even bring us a sample when it bears fruit. They’ll ask us questions and share problems they might be having.” To get a sense of the value of buying plants from local farmers, I spent a few minutes hanging out at Burger’s Market Garden during a recent Wednesday market, listening informally to the dialogue between retail manager Andy Burger and customers. Customers asked Burger about the sun and growing times of foxgloves, the lasting power of zinnias, and the best way to nurture the strawberry plants protruding from hanging baskets. Many of the plants already bore fresh, fully ripe fruits. “Take it home, pick them off and enjoy them. And the plant will continue to give you more,” said Burger, whose father owns the farm.

“Plants and produce are the heart of the market, Burger said. “That’s what the farmers market was founded on, providing the people of Saratoga with the variety of produce that are grown locally as well as a way for them to grow it themselves.” As July approaches, certain plants will get bigger: Tomatoes, for instance, may be three feet tall. They might be full of yellow flowers, and they might even be bearing fruit. Such plants are particularly beneficial to people who don’t have backyards, said John Otrembiak, because they can remain in the large containers all season long. “Just put them in a sunny spot,” Otrembiak said, “and make sure to water them well.” The Saratoga Farmers’ Market operates 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at High Rock Park through October.

Andy Burger by Pattie Garrett

Pizza Garden

Zucchini-Crusted Pizza Try this longstanding favorite, adapted from Mollie Katzen’s Moosewood Cookbook with the Pizza Garden, an assortment of vegetables and herbs that grow in a single container and are sold by Balet Flowers & Design:



2 cups packed grated zucchini 2 eggs, beaten ¼ cup flour (or corn meal) 1 cup grated hard cheese (a cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan, or gouda style cheese will work) Olive oil Suggested toppings (feel free to replace with your favorites) 1 ripe tomato, sliced 2-3 large cloves or garlic (or try fresh garlic scapes) 1 sweet or spicy pepper, sliced sautéed mushrooms herbs of your choice: basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary are possibilities Extra cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 2. Oil a 10-inch pie pan and dust lightly with flour or cornmeal 3. Combine zucchini, eggs, flour, cheeses and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a bowl and mix well. 4. Spread into prepared pie pan and bake 35-40 minutes until golden brown. 5. Remove from oven and let cool about 10 minutes. Loosen crust gently with spatula, so that it doesn’t break later. 6. Add toppings, and bake at 400F until heated through.

John Otrembiak by Pattie Garrett


Week of July 1– July 7, 2016


I’ll Muddle My Way Through it! • Currently, the oldest Independence Day celebration in the U.S. is held in Bristol, Rhode Island. • 2016 marks this year as the 240th Independence Day.

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY Hello Foodie Friends. This Fourth of July weekend will include attending fireworks, parades, barbeques, carnivals, picnics, baseball games, and family gatherings. The Fourth of July is more than just a celebration of summertime — it’s a time to celebrate our freedom and how far we have come. Here are some fun facts about the Fourth of July you may or may not already know: • The Declaration of Independence began as a letter to King George to explain why the Continental Congress voted to declare independence from Great Britain. • The Declaration of Independence was started on July 2, 1776 and the Continental Congress approved the final wording on July 4. The American colonies were declared free and independent states. • The first Independence Day was celebrated on July 8, 1776 and the official signing took place on August 2. • 56 people signed the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson wrote the majority of it. • The first Independence Day on July 8, 1776 took place in Philadelphia. The White House celebrated Independence Day for the first time in 1804. • The Declaration of Independence has five parts. They are: the Preamble, the Statement of Human Rights, Charges Against Human Rights, Charges Against the King and Parliament, and the Statement of Separation and Signatures. • According to, 2.5 million people celebrated the first Independence Day, compared to 316.2 million people today. • July 4 was officially declared a holiday in 1870, nearly one hundred years after the Declaration of Independence was written.

Among my favorite Independence Day to do’s is to watch the fireworks by the water (ocean or lake) while sipping a Mojito drink. An essential tool to use to make a Mojito is a “muddler.” The muddler is basically a stick you use to smash ingredients into a bottom of a glass. It is used like a pestle to mash or muddle fruits, herbs, and spices. The classic muddler is a rod with a slight flare on one end and a flat surface or teeth on the other side. Both the flat surface and the teeth surface are appropriate for “muddling.” The purpose to “muddle” is to release fresh flavors to the liquid that will enhance your drink. Bartenders use a muddler to crush ingredients such as lemons, limes, and mint against the glass before pouring ice in. The muddler can also be used to stir a drink. Here are some tips of “muddling.” • In most cases, the point of muddling is not to smash the ingredients into a messy pulp, but to gently caress the essence out of it and this is where a lot of new bartenders go wrong. • Place your ingredients in the bottom of a cocktail shaker or mixing glass. Some cocktails are muddled directly in the serving glass as well. • Gently press down and give a half turn of the muddler. • Release and continue this motion until sufficiently muddled. This will generally take about 4-6 turns.

• Don’t muddle in a shaker that has a plastic bottom because they are prone to cracking, even under the lightest of pressure. • Muddle before adding ice or you are just crushing ice, potentially over diluting the drink, and not properly muddling the ingredients that need it. Classic Mojito Cocktail Recipe Make this for one or many, but whatever you do, don’t skip the fresh mint and freshly squeezed lime, they’re essential on this one. Yield: 1 You Will Need • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) freshly squeezed lime juice • 2 teaspoons sugar • 8 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) white rum • 1 cup ice • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) club soda • lime slice for garnish Directions 1. Add lime juice, sugar and eight mint leaves to a cocktail shaker. Use the end of a wooden spoon or cocktail muddler to bash (or muddle) the mint into the lime juice and sugar. This releases oils from the mint and helps the sugar dissolve into the lime juice. 2. Add rum, stir well then pour into a glass filled with ice, leaving about an inch of room then top with club soda. Garnish with extra mint leaves and a lime slice. Notes and Tips To make enough for four people follow these amounts:


1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime

3 tablespoons sugar 32 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish 1 cup white rum 4 cups ice 1/2 cup club soda 4 lime slices for garnish Ahhh…I love summer. Being outdoors and enjoying fun times with family and friends creates those

memories that last a lifetime. This Fourth of July weekend, don’t get caught trying to “muddle your way through” making a Mojito without a muddler. Stop by Compliments to the Chef, Saratoga Springs’ true kitchen essentials store located at 46 Marion Avenue (across from Fresh Market) to pick up the tools you need to make your weekend an enjoyable one! Remember; “Life Happens in the Kitchen.” Happy Fourth of July. Take care. John and Paula.

22 Adirondack Christian Fellowship   8 Mountain Ledge, Wilton 587-0623 | Services: Sunday 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Adirondack Friends Meeting 27 Saratoga Ave, South Glens Falls 793-3755 | Regina Baird Haag, Pastor Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Assembly of God Faith Chapel 6 Burgoyne St, Schuylerville 695-6069 | Rev. Jason Proctor Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Assembly of God Saratoga 118 Woodlawn Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-6081 | Services: Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Bacon Hill Reformed Church* 560 Route 32N, Bacon Hill | 695-3074 Rev. Janet Vincent | Services: Worship service 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m. Baha’i Community of Saratoga Springs 584-9679; 692-7694 | Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa | 885-7312 Services: Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Ballston Spa United Methodist Church 101 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa 885-6886 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Bethesda Episcopal Church* 41 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs | 584-5980 The Very Rev’d Marshall J. Vang Services: Sunday 8:00AM & 10:00AM Calvary Capital District 17 Low Street, Ballston Spa | Pastor Andrew Holt Services: Sunday 10 am | Church of Christ at Clifton Park 7 Old Route 146, Clifton Park 371-6611 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Christ Community Reformed Church 1010 Route 146, Clifton Park | 371-7654 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Christ Episcopal Church Routes 50 & 67, Ballston Spa | 885-1031 Services: Sunday 8 & 10 a.m. Christian Restoration Ministries Saratoga Senior Center 5 Williams St, Saratoga Springs 796-4323 | Pastor Pat Roach Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; 6:30 p.m. Christian Science Church 107 Circular St, Saratoga Springs 584-0221 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Community Alliance Church 257 Rowland St, Ballston Spa 885-6524 | Services: Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Congregation Shaara Tfille* 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs 584-2370 | Services: Saturday 10 a.m. Corinth Free Methodist Church   20 Hamilton Ave, Corinth 654-9255; 792-0271 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Corinth United Methodist Church 243 Main Street, Corinth 654-2521 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Cornerstone Community Church 516 Park Ave., Mechanicville | 664-5204 | Pastor Frank Galerie Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Community 2001 Route 9, Round Lake 877-8506 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 & 11 a.m.;


Week of July 1– July 7, 2016

Eastern Orthodox — Christ the Savior 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Spa 786-3100 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. First Baptist Church of Saratoga Springs 45 Washington St, Saratoga Springs 584-6301 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa 202 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa 885-8361 | Services: 10:30 a.m. worship, 9 a.m. Sunday School (all ages) First Presbyterian Church of Ballston Spa 22 West High St, Ballston Spa 885-5583 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Full Gospel Tabernacle 207 Redmond Road, Gansevoort 793-2739 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Galway United Methodist Church 2056 East St, Galway | 882-6520 Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. (9 a.m. in July and August) Grace Fellowship Saratoga 165 High Rock Ave, Saratoga | 691-0301 Pastor: Mike Adams Services: Sundays 9 & 11 a.m. Grace Community Chapel 771 Rt. 29, Rock City Falls | 557-5795 Dr. T. Van McClain, Sr. Pastor Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Handicap accessible Greater Grace Community Church Pastor David Moore | 899-7777 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Greenfield Center Baptist Church 30 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center | 893-7429 Services: Sunday School for all ages - 9:45 a.m.; Church Service - 11 a.m. Highway Tabernacle Church 90 River Road, Mechanicville | 664-4442 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Hope Church 206 Greenfield Ave, Ballston Spa 885-7442 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Jonesville United Methodist 963 Main St, Clifton Park 877-7332 | Services: Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Living Springs Community Church 59 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs 584-9112 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Living Waters Church of God 4330 State Rt. 50, Saratoga Springs 587-0484 | Services: Sundays 10 a.m. Malta Presbyterian Church Dunning Street, Malta 899-5992 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Malta Ridge United Methodist Church 729 Malta Ave. Ext, Malta 581-0210 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Middle Grove United Methodist Church* 581-2973 | Pastor Bonnie Bates Services: Sunday 9 a.m. Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Corner of Jefferson St. & Crescent St. Saratoga Springs | 584-9441 Rev. Dr. Victor L. Collier, Pastor New Horizon Church 150 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs 587-0711 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. New Life Fellowship 51 Old Gick Road, ­­Saratoga Springs 580-1810 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m.

NorthStar Church Gowana Middle School, Clifton Park 371-2811 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Old Saratoga Reformed Church* 48 Pearl St., Schuylerville Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Old Stone Church (American Baptist) 159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa 583-1002 | Services: Sunday 9 a.m.; Adult Sunday School 9 a.m.; Service 10:30 a.m. Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church* 73 Midline Road, Ballston Lake 399-5713 | Services: Saturday 5 p.m. Sunday 8:15 & 10:15 a.m. Presbyterian-NE Congregational Church 24 Circular St, Saratoga Springs 584-6091 | Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Quaker Springs United Methodist Church* 466 Route 32 South, Quaker Springs 695-3101 | Pastor Al Johnson Services: Sunday 9 a.m. River of Hope Fellowship 100 Saratoga Village Blvd, Malta Cmns, Ste. 3 | 881-1505 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-2375 | Services: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church 231 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-6122 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8, 9:30, 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m., 1 p.m. Spanish Service St. George’s Episcopal Church 912 Route 146, Clifton Park 371-6351 | Services: Saturday 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 8 & 9:30 a.m. St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church* 3159 Route 9N, Greenfield Center 893-7680 Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church* 167 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa 885-7411 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., Noon. St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church* 771 Route 29, Rock City Falls 893-7680 | Services: Sunday 8:30 am. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 149 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-0904 | Services: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sundays 8:30 & 11 a.m. St. Peter Lutheran Church 2776 Route 9, Malta | 583-4153 Services: Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 1 Grove Street, Schuylerville 695-3918 | Rev. Donna J. Arnold Services: Sunday 8 & 9 a.m. St. Thomas of Canterbury 242 Grooms Road, Halfmoon Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga Abundant Life Church 2325 Route 50 South, Saratoga Springs 885-5456 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Saratoga Chabad 130 Circular St, Saratoga Springs 526-0773 | Saratoga Friends Meeting (Quaker) Rts. 32 and 71, Quaker Springs 587-7477; 399-5013 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga United Methodist Church* Henning Road, Saratoga Springs 584-3720 | Services: Sunday 9 & 10:45 a.m. Saratoga Seventh-Day Adventist Church 399 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs 882-9384 | Services: Sabbath School: 10 a.m. Worship Service: 11:30 a.m. Schuylerville United Methodist Church* 51 Church St, Schuylerville 695-3101 | Services: Worship at 11am Shenendehowa United Methodist 971 Route 146, Clifton Park 371-7964 Services: Sunday 9 & 10:30 a.m. Simpson United Methodist Church Rock City Road, Rock City Falls 885-4794 Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Soul Saving Station for Every Nation Christ Crusaders of America 62 Henry St, Saratoga Springs Services: Sunday 10 a.m. www.SOULSAVINGSTATIONCHURCH.COM Stillwater United Church (Presbyterian U.S.A.) 747 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater | 664-7984 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Temple Sinai* 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-8730 | Shabbat Services: Friday 6 p.m. or 8p.m. (rotating schedule) Saturdays: 10:30a.m. Terra Nova Church* 45 Washington St, Saratoga Springs 833-0504 | Services: Sunday 5:30 p.m. The Salvation Army/ Worship, Service & Community Center 27 Woodlawn Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-1640 Services: Sunday School 10 a.m.; Praise & Worship 11 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort 584-9107 | Rev Keith Mann Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-1555 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unity Church in Albany 21 King Ave., Albany 453-3603 Services: Sunday 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. West Charlton United Presbyterian Church 1331 Sacandaga Road, West Charlton 882-9874 | Rev. Thomas Gregg, Pastor Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Wilton Baptist Church 755 Saratoga Road, Wilton 583-2736 Services: Sunday 11 a.m.

* — Handicap Accessible



Week of July 1– July 7, 2016

Vacation Bible School Goes “Spelunking”

Pictured left to right: Matthew Nawrot; Olivia Fisher; Nataly Ben; Craft Asst Michelle Akin; Tessa Amster; and Abby McKenna. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church became a “cave” for the week of June 27 as it hosted “Cave Quest” Vacation Bible School (VBS), entertaining and teaching 150 children, 30 teen apprentices and 40 adults how to find the love of Jesus, even in the most unusual places. Kids participated 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day of VBS week, starting and ending with large-group skits and singing, and rotating through ageappropriate activities. They traveled through a very large “cave” and joined other spelunkers at “KidVid Cinema,” “Deep Bible Quests,” “Cave Crafts,” “Spelunker Sports & Games” and the “Cavern Café.” Each year at VBS, a mission focus is selected for the kids to help raise money by bringing in their loose change. Last year, over $1,200 was raised for Saratoga’s Code Blue. This year, funds were raised to build a house in Latin America through the organization Food for the Poor (www. The goal is to raise $3,200, and donations are still being accepted. Anyone interested in helping the kids reach their mission goal this year, visit St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is located at 149 Lake

Avenue, Saratoga Springs. For more information, call 518-584-0904.



OrthoNY Presents the OpWalk Cup at the Celebrate Saratoga Tournament On July 8 OrthoNY presents the Operation Walk Cup at the Celebrate Saratoga Tournament at Saratoga Polo. Enjoy opening night of the 2016 polo season from the VIP tent along with food, drink, and a silent auction. Ticket donation is $100 and benefits Operation Walk, a not-for-profit volunteer medical services organization that provides free surgical treatment for patients in developing countries that have little or no access to life-improving care for arthritis of the hip and knee. Jonathan Gainor, MD, Leigh Shepard, PA, Dave Goff, CRNA and Suzette Murauskas from Saratoga Springs, are joining the OpWalk Team in Santa Cruz, Bolivia this October to give those less fortunate the chance to be free from the pain of arthritis. If you or a family member have experienced the pain of arthritis and the joy of being pain free after joint replacement, then spread the joy. For more information or to purchase tickets contact or visit Freestyle Dancing, Food and Fun “Dancing with the Docs 2016” Saturday, July 9 at the Saratoga Hilton, located at 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, combines ethnic dance workshops from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and our 4th Annual Dinner/Dance Fundraiser that evening where there will be freestyle dancing to two live dance bands until midnight. This event celebrates the weight lost by those participants from ethnic groups with the highest rates of obesity but the least amount of financial resources to pay for obesity treatment. They participated in a free, 24-week, medically-supervised weight-loss program sponsored by Globesity Inc., a non-profit obesity prevention corporation. This event is not about “the Biggest Losers”, it’s about the biggest winners and how they have changed their diet, eating behaviors and lifestyle to emerge with a newly acquired confidence that they had not had before.

22nd Annual Secret Gardens Tour Tickets are on sale now for the 22nd annual Secret Gardens Tour, featuring 10 private gardens in and around Saratoga Springs on Sunday, July 10 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The self-guided tour, presented by Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC), includes a semi-formal English garden, a butterfly house, assorted water features, within a mix of expansive rural sites and creative urban environments. SISC is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that supports domestic violence victim services and other local and global initiatives that benefit women, girls and the broader community. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the tour. Tickets may be ordered on soroptimistsaratoga. org or purchased at any retail Cudney’s Dry Cleaners location, the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center and (after June 4) at Northshire Bookstore on Broadway. To learn more about the tour and Soroptimists, email, visit or call (518) 581-1201, x 4184. Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) The Prevention Council is sponsoring a TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) for retail and package store staff and restaurant and bartenders informing them of the critical responsibilities involved in the sale of alcohol. Certification lasts 3 years. The training will be held at 125 High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs on July 12. For times and other info, please contact Janet at: or call (518) 581-1230 x3633. Korean War Veteran’s Luncheon The July luncheon for Adirondack Ch. 60 of the Korean War Veterans’ Assoc., will be held on Tuesday, July 12 at noon, at Hildreth’s Restaurant , located on North Main St. in Mechanicville. We will be ordering from a special menu and a gluten free menu is also available. Hosts will be Paul O’Keefe and Mary Keulzow. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War or in Korea at any time, spouses, widows and friends are all invited to attend. Please phone 423-3990 or 580-1436 for reservations by July 10.

For further information or for an application to join the organization, please phone Comm. Roger Calkins at (518) 584-3037. Yankees vs. Red Sox The Notre Dame Visitation Church Capital Campaign Fundraiser Committee is hosting a second bus to the Yankees vs Red Sox Game on Sat., July 16, 2016. The cost is $120 per person which includes bus, entrance into the game and unlimited Pepsi products and many food items from 1st through 5th inning of game. Bus leaves Wilton Mall 11 a.m. Game starts at 4 p.m. Tickets on sale now, first come, first serve. Tickets are non-refundable. Contact Pete Healy at (518) 4212956 Havurah Vatik – The Worm in the Core: The Role of Death in Life In a long-awaited return engagement, Professor Sheldon Solomon will share his insights into the effects on individual and social behavior of the uniquely human awareness of death. From noble achievements to ignominious affectations, the fear of death and the quest for immortality have been pervasive throughout the history of human cultures. Sheldon Solomon is Professor of Psychology at Skidmore College. His studies of the effects of human awareness of death were featured in the award-winning documentary film, Flight from Death: the Quest for Immortality. He is co-author of In the Wake of 9/11: The Psychology of Terror and The Worm in the Core: On the Role of Death in Life. He is the recipient of numerous awards in the field of psychology. A catered lunch will follow. Please call the Temple Sinai reservation line at (518) 584-8730 ext. 4 by July 13. This event will be held at Congregation Shaara Tfille located at 84 Weible Ave., in Saratoga Springs. All Saratoga area seniors, 55 plus are welcome. Friends Advantage Sale Friends of Saratoga Springs Public Library’s Book Shop has a Friends Advantage Sale from July 16 through July 24. The Friends Book Shop accepts cash, credit card and check and is located on the 1st floor of the Saratoga Springs Public Library located at 49 Henry St. in Saratoga Springs. These sales are for Members Only. Become a member

Week of July 1– July 7, 2016 of the Friends of the Library at the Shop’s register to take advantage of Members-Only sales. Friends of the Library’s reusable canvas grocery totes (“horse reading a book” logo) for sale for $10 plus tax, a fundraiser for our not-for-profit organization. Great for gifts with a horse-theme. Friends Book shop hours are Monday – Thursday (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.), Friday (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.), Saturday (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and Sunday (1 – 4 p.m.). For more information, call (518) 584-7860, ext. 233. Free Outdoor Theater Saratoga Shakespeare Company is celebrating the 16th summer season of free outdoor theater in beautiful Congress Park in downtown Saratoga Springs. We’ve added more additional programming in our continuing partnership with Skidmore College. Cyrano opens July 19. This Free Production in Congress Park Runs through July 30. Romeo and Juliet will open in Congress Park on August 2 and runs through August 7. Performances are at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. 4th Annual Hay, Oats and Spaghetti Please join us as an official sponsor of the 4th Annual Hay, Oats and Spaghetti, a very special evening of casual dining and cocktails with friends on Monday, July 25. Building from the huge success of prior years, the event will take place at Bravo!, 3246 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, and will kick off the Saratoga racing meet by welcoming horse industry friends old and new back to town. The entire evening has been generously donated by the owners of Bravo! and Mama Mia’s Restaurant, Lauren and Giuseppe Grisio. All proceeds will support the Thoroughbred Retirement foundation and the compassionate aftercare it provides to retired racehorses. By becoming a sponsor you will give back to these beautiful animals who give so much to us. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: www. Horses, History and Handicapping The Academy for Lifelong Learning presents a special 4-week summer program sponsored by Thoro Fan. The program will be on

Tuesday evenings at Longfellows Conference Center located at 500 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs on July 26, August 2, 16 and 23, at 7-8:30 p.m. (7/26 Matt Muzikar jockey agent, 8/2: Gary Contessa – trainer, 8/16: Chad Summers handicapper and manager and 8/23: Teresa Genaro - turf writer.) There will be a special appearance from handicapper Tom Amello. Open to the Public. Admission includes assorted cookies, soft drinks, milk and water. General Public Admission: $55 for all 4 sessions or $15 per session at the door. Academy or ThoroFan Member Admission: $50 for 4 sessions or $15 at the door. Registration is required for 4-session package by July 19. For more information or to become a member ($60), contact the Academy office vera.kasson@ or (518) 587-2100 x2415. Seating is limited Saratoga Friends New Saratoga Friends is a social group for baby boomers who are new to the Saratoga area and are interested in making new friends to socialize with. We also welcome folks who are not new to the area but want to make new friends. This is NOT a dating or “singles” group! Couples and singles are welcome and there is no membership fee. Group members plan social activities based on their interests. You are welcome to join us in the Susman Room at the Saratoga Springs Public Library on Tuesday, July 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more info or questions contact or join our New Saratoga Friends Meetup group (also free; go to www. Old Saratoga Seniors Trip to Lake George Steamboat The Old Saratoga Seniors are hosting a trip to the Lake George Steamboat company, the Lac du Saint Sacrement with a buffet lunch and entertainment, on Friday, September 23, 2016. Bus leaves Saratoga Train Station at 9:30 a.m. and the American Legion in Schuylerville at 10:00 a.m. returning approximately 4 pm. Checks payable to Old Saratoga Seniors for $36 and mail to Mary Lamora, 19 Seward St. D16, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 by August 4. For further info call Mary, (518) 584-7986.

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Friday, July 1 Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute: Student Concert Zankel Music Center, Skidmore Campus, Saratoga Springs, 1 p.m. Free admission. For more information call (518) 580-5321.

Ghost of Paul Revere at Caffe Lena Caffe Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Ave. Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. This “holler-folk” quartet from Maine has an exciting Americana sound built on powerful three-man harmonies, energetic performances, and a mash up of American musical traditions that is just plain fun. Their robust bluegrass, folk, gospel and rock has made them a hit from Maine concert halls to the Newport Folk Festival. Fronted by a trio of life-long friends, Ghost of Paul Revere brings a warm, easy-going vibe to the stage, drawing the audience in with entertaining banter and great tunes. “Simply put, this band is one to see live... their performance takes on a boot-clacking brilliance that transforms each song into a fullon participatory event, sending an electric surge about the room that’s near impossible not to feel.” - Dispatch Magazine

Saturday, July 2 Garden Goddess Summer Workshops Dehn’s Flowers, 180 Beekman St., Saratoga Springs, 8 a.m. Sueann DuBois, Co-Owner of Chip’s Landscaping and owner of Garden Goddess Sense and Sustainability will be holding weekly workshops. Stop in for

some quick garden tips for your home from Sueann on topics ranging from container gardening, up cycling, planting for different garden types, growing your own kid friendly veggies and more. Workshops are no more than 30 minutes, and plant discounts will be given to all that attend for Dehn’s Flowers.

Walking Tours Begins at Crafter’s Gallery, 427 Broadway. Saratoga Springs, 2 p.m. Derby Tours of Saratoga will be providing a tour of the Saratoga History Museum. Please join your guide Hollis Palmer for the tour. Each walking tour will take approximately two hours – please wear comfortable shoes. Suggested donation is $10 per person. 100 percent of the money raised on the tours will be donated to a specific organization. Please note, these are not architectural tours, but rather tours that tell the stories of the families who built these “Great Ladies.” For more details, visit

Sunday, July 3 Summer Concert Series: Keller and Cannon Congress Park, Downtown Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. Gather your friends & family and join us in beautiful Congress Park for this free Summer Concert Series. Concerts will take place on Sunday evenings in July and Tuesday evenings in August. “Keller and Cannon” is a dynamic duo based in Saratoga County, NY. Keller and Cannon bring you the latest modern and classic country, rock and Americana. The duo features Tom (Keller) on guitar and Betsy (Cannon) on percussion – the “front half ” of the popular local band “Betsy and the ByeGons”.

Monday, July 4 10th Annual Firecracker 4 Road Race Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, Registration 8 a.m., Race 9 a.m.

Saratoga’s popular four-mile Firecracker 4 road race on July 4th has added a military formation run (open to the public) and half-mile kids run this year. The race benefits health and recreation-related charities. The first 4,000 runners to register will receive an Asics mesh running shirt. More than 20 musicians play along the race course. The race offers prize money of $7,000, plus the three largest teams in the “Run Your Colors” program receive donations to charities of their choice. The four-mile race begins at 9 a.m. at Saratoga Springs City Center; the halfmile kids run will start shortly before 11 a.m. Online race registration is $30 through July 2 at Kids run is $5. Runners may also register at Fleet Feet Sports in Albany (Wolf Road Plaza at Metro Park Road) and in Malta (I-87 Exit 12, Shops of Malta, 37 Kendall Way). Registration will be $35 at on-site registration, held at the Saratoga Springs City Center from 4 to 8 p.m. on July 3 and on July 4 beginning at 7 a.m. Any one registering the day of the race is urged to arrive to the Saratoga Springs City Center no later than 8:00 a.m.

Classic Car Show Congress Park, Downtown Saratoga Springs, Noon – 4 p.m. Come see up to 70 beautiful American and exotic classic cars lining Congress Park plaza. These pieces of American history are perfectly restored and impressively built. Enjoy a trip through time and pick your favorites.

Tuesday, July 5 Childbirth Preparation Series Saratoga Hospital, C-1 Classroom, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs, 7-9 p.m. Come and enjoy a free, one hour class that will introduce you to the Women’s Health Services Unit and the Saratoga Hospital Midwives. This class will include an overview of the services available, an introduction of the other classes offered to expectant parents, and time for questions. Come

25 join us and see what we’re all about. Register online at

Skidmore Jazz Institute Public Concert Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Skidmore Campus, 8 p.m. Bill Charlap Quintet . 2015 Grammy-winning pianist leads this quintet that includes Peter Washington (bass), Kenny Washington (drums), Warren Vaché (trumpet) and Houston Person (saxophone). Admission is $8 adults, $5 seniors/ Skidmore community, and free for students and children.

Wednesday, July 6 Summer Nature Arts Hour Camp Saratoga, 80 Scout Road Gansevoort, 10 – 11 a.m. Are you anxious to get crafty? Drop-in anytime between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. at the pavilion located directly next to Delegan Pond and create a fun and unique nature craft. Please use Parking Lot #1 located on Scout Road directly across from Delegan Pond. Preregistration is suggested.

Fun with Energy Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St, Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. – Noon and 1 – 2 p.m. Pick up free tickets in the Children’s Room for this show for ages 3 and up. Limit 8 tickets. This summer is all about reading and moving. Both require energy - so join us as Jeff Boyer takes us on an exciting, interactive energy filled ride to remember.

Bicycle Tour Saratoga National Historical Park (the Battlefield), Route 4 and State Route 32, Stillwater, 6 – 8 p.m. A series of free, early evening, ranger-guided 5-mile bike tours of Saratoga Battlefield. Fresh air, wonderful scenery, great stories, light exercise, like-minded people. This is for any visitors interested in scenic views of the historic grounds, accompanied by knowledgeable staff and volunteer guides with

unique stories of the park. Meet in the parking lot. In case of inclement weather, bike tour will be cancelled. Please bring your bike, water, and insect repellent. Helmets are required. For more information about these or other events at Saratoga National Historical Park, call the Visitor Center at (518) 6702985, check our website at www. or Facebook and Twitter @SaratogaNHP.

Poetry Reading Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 6:30 p.m. Caffè Lena will present poetry readings by Marilyn McCabe and Cheryl Clarke. An open reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. and the readings will start at 7 p.m. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost is $5. For more information visit www.

Abundance Workshop Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, 6:30 p.m. Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures is hosting a workshop on abundance. Come discover the truth about abundance and what holds you back from experiencing it in your life. Suggested donation is $20. For more information, visit www. or call (518) 366-9918.

Thursday, July 7 Free Concert in the Park Wiswall Park, Front St., Ballston Spa, 6 – 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 work, and to bringing quality arts and entertainment events for all ages to the community. The concert series is free to the public. This week’s concert features, The North and South Dakotas (Americana/Roots Rock). For more information visit,

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Chrissy, Brian, Caidyn Mahan, Nick Colanari, Elena Furciniti (Fundraiser for Nick Colanari), Hoosic and Troy Police officer Marty Furciniti, Kristi Mahan (Caidyn’s mom), Elizabeth Hunter (American Cancer Society)


Fly 92’s Brian and Chrissy step aside for gala committee members Marlee McWain and Becky Kendall, selected for raising more than $1500

Red, White, and True Blue Heroes

he most unlikely of friends, meeting under the most unusual of circumstances. 26-year old Nick Colanari dubbed this year’s Hero of Hope and 6-year old Caidyn Mahan, lemonade stand entrepreneur, credited with raising more than four-thousand dollars toward his fight. Colanari, a Troy police officer, was diagnosed with “Stage four Hodgkin Lymphoma” one year ago. He doesn’t sugar coat his disease, admitting - Cancer is a drag.

“I’ve been honest and open. There are a lot of programs that show people happy and cheery to get chemo and it’s actually totally opposite— it’s horrible and nerve wracking.” More than three hundred people dressed in red, white and blue summer attire gathered in a party tent outside Prime at Saratoga National to raise money and offer support for Colanari Friday, June 24 at The American Cancer Society’s inaugural Red, White and Blue Party. Ticket holders danced, sipped cocktails, and dined on an elaborate picnic-themed buffet while the band Body and Soul commanded the stage. Fly 92’s Brian and Chrissy hosted a moving presentation honoring Colanari with the Hero of Hope Award and thanking fundraisers including young Caidyn. The Delmar girl’s bright smile danced as Colanari gathered her in his arms. Fast friends now, the two had never met before Caidyn started her charitable business venture. The evening ended with the night sky exploding in fireworks and a successful gala for the American Cancer Society exceeding its’ 100-thousand dollar goal. The money will go toward funding the ACS’s life-saving patient services and ground breaking research. - Carrie Rowlands Johnson Carrie Rowlands Johnson and Alice Corey are co-owners of the blogging bar, a Saratoga-based start-up company offering blogging and writing; social media management; and photography services to small to medium-sized businesses. Together they cover the social scene in Saratoga, offering you a sneak peek inside charity galas and fundraising parties. If you’d like your event featured, email us at

Nick Colanari and his biggest supporter, Caidyn Mahan match smiles and hugs

Body and Soul rocked the house!

American Cancer Society volunteers Elaine Sillery and Leo LaSalvia

All photos by Alice Corey Photography


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New Outdoor Center Open Y? Because it’s FUN Outside! SARATOGA SPRINGS – The sun is out and that brought the excitement as the Saratoga Regional YMCA prepares for the “Best Summer Ever!” That’s the slogan for summer camp, and it all kicked off with the Grand Opening of the Outdoor Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Saratoga Springs Branch on Friday, June 24. “This is a celebration of an incredible outdoor resource for recreation and education,” said Sean Andrews, SRYMCA CEO. “It seems even more fitting that this year marks our 150th anniversary in the Saratoga Region, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of the community.” With all of the new recreational features, the

possibilities are endless. The centerpiece of the space is a 4,340-square-foot outdoor pavilion designed to serve as an open-air community space and classroom for campers. There will be a baseball/softball field, archery program area, tetherball and foursquare courts, gaga pits, high and low ropes course, zipline, traverse wall, climbing tower, and more! This addition will provide a multitude of diverse activities for all ages and allow the SRYMCA to expand programs such as summer camp and archery. For more information regarding the Outdoor Center, please visit or call Kelly Armer at 518-583-9622, ext. 106.

Photos by Sharon Castro



Meet Delphino! Those in the Know Already Know by Arthur Gonick Saratoga TODAY


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SARATOGA SPRINGS — In the ol’ music talent evaluation game, certain rules of thumb apply. Of course, you learn to trust your own instincts, but beyond that – I don’t care how good you tell me you are, even though you are nice, clean cut and polite. And I certainly don’t care what your parents say! Even though I know most of them in this case, and they are solid citizens all. No, I care about what these guys say: “The first thing that impresses me about the members of Delphino is that they are very smart,” said Jeffrey Halstead, musician and music teacher extraordinaire at Saratoga High School. Jeff has had most of the six members

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Delphino Album Release Party Thursday, July 7 at 4 p.m. Lake Local 550 Union Avenue at Saratoga Lake 518-886-1373 of Delphino – all now going into their senior blue streak year - as students in his various classes. “They all have a keen awareness of music history – both rock and pop,” Halstead continued, “I expect that they will continue to work hard and be creative.” Jeff said he expects to attend Delphino’s Album release party at Lake Local (details on sidebox) next Thursday. That alone is good enough for me, and should be for you too. Jeff is about as close to the Underwriter’s Laboratory seal of approval as it gets on the local music scene. But wait, there’s more: “Awww, Delphino. Now this is a pretty cool thing to see,” said Rick Bolton, local music legend and esteemed host of Gaffney’s open mic on Tuesdays for more years then he cares to admit. “They first came to the open mic, two or three years ago, with a smaller configuration,” Bolton continued. “They waltzed in like they had been there before. I remember getting them up right away because they were so young. They came back again last spring, and you could see a lot of progress.” “But even that first time - the stuff that they were putting out was structured and creative. Moreover, they approached and presented their original music very seriously. Another thing I like is how they get support from their families to reach for more – the best thing in the world is to have

the opportunity for talent to flower at a young age,” Rick concluded. That’s hitting the daily double, but let’s go for the trifecta. For my part, the members of Delphino (we’re on a first name basis, meaning: Max, Emma, Adam, Sam, Jeff and Aaron) all bring a unique level of talent to the table – but the synergy is much greater than the individual parts. You can see they enjoy each other, and it’s reflected in the music. I asked each of them one of my “pick your favorite parent” questions, in this case – tell me your ONE top musical influence – only one. Here was the scoreboard: - 2 for Velvet Underground – Adam and Aaron - 2 for Cage the Elephant – Sam and Jeff - 2 for The Strokes – Emma and Max And the mix works. Photographer Mark said he heard They Might Be Giants, which got knowing nods from most. Me: I said I hear The Kinks in some numbers – which got some smiles, though I think Emma was just being nice to me. In any event, Jeff Halstead is right for giving them an A in music history. This may be one to follow – and not just for the music. They took great pains to acknowledge the recording engineering efforts Continued on page 30.

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Adirondack Wine & Food Festival Photos and Captions by Alice Corey Photography

LAKE GEORGE — A delight for the senses on a beautiful afternoon brought large, enthusiastic crowd of samplers to Charles R Wood Park in Lake George for the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26. We unleashed Alice Corey with her camera to capture these images and her thoughts. - Arthur Gonick

Adirondack Brewery employees serve up ice cold samples. My personal fave is the Tangerine Dream – mmmmmmm!

Kate, the founder & owner at Galway Rock Wines pours a sample to an eager festivalgoer. Visit This Saratoga County based winery offers 5 wines (2 white, 2 red, & 1 pink) The Saratoga Rose is their best seller, and their Galway Rock table wine won a gold medal at the NY Wine & Food Classic.

Hey Mama! Festivalgoers stop in the shade at the Saratoga Mama tent, complete with complimentary copies of the magazine.

Tony Olivia from Olivia Winery. Tony and his wife have been making wine for a few years and are currently looking for a retail space in Saratoga Springs. It is truly a family owned and run operation. Their “Sparking Hannah” aka “Party in a Bottle” is named after their first Grand-Daughter, Hannah. This Saratoga based husband & wife team pay homage to Saratoga in their “Post Time Peach,” a fruit forward refreshing delight, that features the 2002 Travers Poster by artist Greg Montgomery on its label. Olivia Winery currently offers 8 different wines and I am certainly going to watch for where their retail space lands in Saratoga! Stay tuned!

Culinary students Thomas Digiuseppe and Michael Smith from SUNY Adirondack do demonstrations under the shade of a white tent.



Delphino Continued from page 28.

of Brian Miller of the Capital Area Music Project (and also the head of Cutting Edge Martial Arts), thanked him for his donation of time and effort on Delphino’s album. That says a lot about the quality of the young adults we are

dealing with here. It may be overkill, but we end with my intern - and recent Blue Streak graduate Allie Capasso, who said. “Oh, Delphino! Yeah, I know those guys… you’re doing a story on them – cool!” That, my friends, is a cold pick six.

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Fireworks All Weekend! Continued from page 3.

Photos by Dave Bigler.

Saturday, July 2 Greenwich Elks Lodge Fireworks (8:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.) Elks Lodge, 130 Bulson Rd, (Rte. 40S), Greenwich, NY Softball League games starting at 8 a.m. Food & Beverages will be available to purchase. Professional fireworks that are second to none. Bring your blanket. (NO COOLERS PLEASE)

Independence Day Celebration- Corinth, NY (7:30 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.) Corinth Public Beach Join us for fun, food and fireworks during our Annual Independence Day Celebration in Corinth! FREE ADMISSION July 4th Fest at the Great Escape Sat. July 2 until Mon. July 4, 2016 Sunday, July 3 Saratoga Lake Fireworks 2016 Saratoga Lake Watch the fireworks at the North and South ends of the lake! The annual Saratoga Lake Fireworks show will take place at two locations this year on the same day in celebration of Independence Day. Monday, July 4 Celebration at Clifton Commons (12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.) Clifton Park This Independence Day will be full of fun for the entire family with live music including Sirsy and New York Players, great food and so much more! The day kicks off with the annual Fourth of July parade at 12:00 noon. The parade route begins at Shenendehowa campus on Route 146 and finishes at the Clifton Commons. Events will be going on all day starting with the opening ceremony at 1:00 p.m. followed with rides, games, food, craft vendors & entertainment. Topping the night off at 9:30 with a spectacular fireworks show.

Saratoga Springs – All-American Celebration (6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.) Spring St. Surface Lot 6:30 p.m. Party in the parking lot featuring The AUDIOSTARS, 9:15 p.m.: Live reading of the Declaration of Independence, 9:30 p.m.: F I R EWORKS FREE ADMISSION The Village of Lake George (9:30 p.m.) Shepard’s Park, Canada Street, Lake George, NY The Village of Lake George puts on a July 4th fireworks display that can be viewed all along the waterfront. Time is approximate. They will go off immediately following sundown. Lake George also has fireworks at dusk every Thursday during the summer months of July and August.


Week of July 1– July 7, 2016

week of 7/1-7/7 friday, 7/01: Ghost of Paul Revere, 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022 Steve Candlen, 7 pm @ Carson’s Woodside Tavern — 584.9791 Frankie Lessard Band, 9 pm @ Gaffney’s — 587.7359 The Radio Junkies, 10 pm @ Harvey’s — 583.0003 Chromatropic, 4 pm @ Nanola — 587.1300

Rob Aronstein, 7 pm @ Wishing Well — 584.7640

sunday, 7/03: Maurizio Russomanno, 3 pm @ Harvey’s — 583.0003 Mister F, 4 pm @ Nanola — 587.1300 Mc Lovins, 11:59 pm @ Nanola — 587.1300 Live Jazz Brunch, 10 am @ Primetime Ultra Lounge — 583.4563

Mister F, 11:59 pm @ Nanola — 587.1300

Cosmik Playground, 11 pm @ Putnam Den — 584.8066

Darren Lyons Trio, 9 pm @ 9 Maple Avenue — 583.2582

Holly + Evan, 3 pm @ The Saratoga Winery — 584.9463

Justin Joyner, 7 pm @ Peabody’s — 886.8673

monday, 7/04:

Heavy Pets + Friends, 11 pm @ Putnam Den — 584.8066

Frankie Lessard, 6:30 pm @ Brook Tavern — 871.1473

Dead Sessions, 11:55 pm @ The Parting Glass — 583.1916 The North + South Dakotas, 6 pm @ The Saratoga Winery — 584.9463 Mike Purcell, 7 pm @ Wishing Well — 584.7640

saturday, 7/02: Ankie van der Meer + Nanne Kalma, 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022 Citizens Treasure Duo, 7 pm @ Carson’s Woodside Tavern — 584.9791 Master Cylinders, 10 pm @ Caroline St. Pub — 583.9400 Rick Nelson Band, 9 pm @ Gaffney’s — 587.7359 The Dude Abides, 10 pm @ Harvey’s — 583.0003 Hayley Jane + The Primates, 4 pm @ Nanola — 587.1300 Average Bear, 8 pm @ Nanola — 587.1300 Mister F, 11:59 pm @ Nanola — 587.1300 Terry Gordon Quartet, 9 pm @ 9 Maple Avenue — 583.2582 Errorsmith, 9 pm @ Peabody’s — 886.8673 Pink Talking Fish, 11 pm @ Putnam Den — 584.8066 Ubuntu, 3 pm @ The Saratoga Winery — 584.9463

tuesday, 7/05: Rich Ortiz, 10 pm @ Caroline St. Pub — 583.9400 Open Mic w/ Rick Bolton, 8 pm @ Gaffney’s — 587.7359

wednesday, 7/06: The Masters of Nostalgia, 8:30 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026 Celtic Session, 7 pm @ The Parting Glass — 583.1916

thursday, 7/07: Open Mic, 7:30 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022 Matty Finn, 6 pm @ Carney’s Tavern — 952.7177 Open Mic, 10 pm @ Circus Café — 583.1106 T.J. Clancey + Bobby Vannier, 8 pm @ Gaffney’s — 587.7359 Pat Decker on the Roof, 6 pm @ Harvey’s — 583.0003 Hot Club of Saratoga, 7 pm @ Mouzon House — 226.0014 Chris Carey + Mike O’Donnell, 8 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026 Celtic Session, 7 pm @ The Parting Glass — 583.1916


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See puzzle solutions on page 38


1 Principal introduction? 5 Ladybug lunches 11 Handle for a chef? 14 “Yikes!” 15 Bully 16 ‘60s-’70s news focus, informally 17 Allowance for food, vet visits, etc.? 19 Old sports org. using colorful balls 20 Place to play 21 PC key 22 Some execs 23 Bedtime for bats? 27 Annual New England attraction 31 Mutt 32 “__ a traveler ...”: “Ozymandias” 33 Dolts 36 First Poet Laureate of Vermont 40 Threw a tantrum at ballet school? 43 You might wake up to one 44 Satirist once dubbed “Will Rogers with fangs” 45 Heavily sit (down) 46 Draft choice 48 Lost it 50 Decisive “Star Wars” victory? 55 Eclectic online reader 56 Slime 57 Treacherous type 62 Beads on blades 63 Answer to “What did people listen to during the Depression, se-or?”? 66 Poetic preposition 67 Landlocked African country 68 When some ties are broken, briefly 69 Clear 70 Grant 71 Part of CSNY


1 “Up in the Air” Oscar nominee Farmiga 2 Aircraft pioneer Sikorsky 3 Give in 4 Ideal world 5 Diplomatic VIP 6 Little, in Lille 7 Went after 8 Hastings hearth 9 Tab alternative

See puzzle solution on page 38 10 Play area 11 Muddled situation 12 Fife-and-drum corps instrument 13 It has a med school in Worcester 18 Avis adjective 22 Crooked 24 Awestruck 25 They might cause jitters 26 Snit 27 Maine forest sights 28 Arabian sultanate 29 Toy for an aspiring architect 30 Repeat 34 DOT agcy. 35 The “e” sound in “tandem” 37 Ceramic pot 38 Dinner on the farm, maybe 39 Enter, in a way

41 Where to nosh on a knish 42 Wire service?: Abbr. 47 Captivate 49 St. Petersburg’s river 50 More boorish 51 Comic Cheri 52 Single 53 Some floats 54 Essence 58 “Let’s do it!” 59 C-ctel fruit 60 They may be inflated 61 Author who created Zuckerman 63 Barbecue seasoning 64 Prefix with meter 65 Carpenter’s tool

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Week of July 1– July 7, 2016

Is Rio De Janeiro a Mistake?

by Damian Fantauzzi for Saratoga TODAY An IOC official called Brazil’s preparations “the worst I’ve experienced.” The Zika virus continues to spook athletes and others. One of the bays used for water sports is full of raw sewage and ‘super bacteria,’ (may be antibiotic-resistant). The country of Brazil is in an economic and political crisis. A walkway collapsed and killed two pedestrians the day the Olympic torch was lit. We are about six weeks away from the 2016 Summer Olympics and normally, this would be the time when excitement would start building. Instead, it’s hard to read the news and not feel like the whole thing is going to be a disaster. A soldier shot and killed a jaguar representing the Olympic Mascot, after the animal escaped its handlers at a torch ceremony in Manaus, Brazil, on Tuesday June 16. Juma, the jaguar, was reportedly tranquilized before being shot after it was said it approached the soldier. Shame, that innocent animal had to be distinguished because of human error. The local organizing committee said it had “made a mistake in permitting the Olympic torch, a symbol of peace and unity, to be exhibited alongside a chained wild animal.” In May of 2014, the panic over the preparation of 2016 Summer Olympics had already begun, when International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates called Rio’s preparation, “the worst I’ve experienced.” There was brief talk of a “plan B” that would allow London to host the Games again, as they’d done in 2012. My belief is that since London, or whatever nation, has

had a venue in place for the international event it hosted in a previous Olympiad, then why not reuse/recycle the site? It’s cost effective because it’s already in place. Now it’s become the white elephant in the room. The Zika virus — which sometimes causes no symptoms, but can lead to significant birth defects in children if contracted by pregnant women — has spread to around 1.5 million people in Brazil since health experts believed it was introduced to the country in 2014. The alarm over the disease’s spread has caused some athletes to decide to drop out of the event. Pro golfers Jason Day and Rory McIlroy are two who made that move in their concern for what the consequences could be from Zika. The risk of contracting the virus is small while on a visit to Rio, because the city is hundreds of miles away from the area of Brazil where the vast majority of new cases occur. The World Health Organization recently released a statement saying there’s no reason to postpone the Games due to Zika, as some have called for. Guanabara Bay will be the site of sailing and windsurfing competition at this Olympics, but concern began in 2015 about sailors and surfers having to navigate raw sewage, plastic bags and even animal carcasses floating in the heavily polluted body of water. Then late in 2014, a strain of drug-resistant “super bacteria” known as the KPC enzyme was found in bay water. There has been at least one sailor who has become ill from practicing in the bay. Officials initially promised to reduce pollution in the bay by 80 percent, though that goal quickly became impossible as cleanup efforts stalled. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been impeached. Many feel her impeachment was undeserved. The nation is in the middle of a massive corruption crisis that implicates national politicians from multiple parties. Brazil is also in a recession that might be the worst the nation has seen in more than a century. Other than that – there’s plenty of reason to celebrate. Really? This past April a massive wave crashed into a newly built

bike path in Rio, destroying a section of what was supposed to be a “legacy project” of the Olympics, and killing two people who were on the path at the time of the wave. The path was supposed to help connect Olympic venues, but instead called attention to safety standards ahead of the games. Russia has become part of the negative drama by being banned from this Olympics’ track and field venue, because of its widely known use of PEDs, as well as doping. There has always been the suspicion that they, the Russians, practiced the use of illegal substances/drugs, especially when under the title of the Soviet Union, throughout the history of international competition of the Olympic games. Due to the situation in Brazil, would the 2016 Summer Olympics be cancelled? In Olympic history there have been 5 Olympic Games cancelled. The 1916 Summer Games were cancelled due to World War I and the 1940 Winter and Summer Games and the 1944 Winter and Summer Games were cancelled due to World War II. Obviously all due to war, but isn’t this a war of a different kind? It’s a war by putting innocent people in harm’s way from a dangerous virus, or the ill effects

of pollution, and not to mention there is resistance from the locals who object to the theater of the games being on their turf. Besides health related problems, Brazil is a nation of political struggle, compounded with its enormous poverty. Didn’t the IOC weigh the facts before making their decision? The cost in dollars is now at 39.1 billion, with most of the burden coming from a nation that’s drenched in poverty. There just didn’t seem to be any consideration when vetting where to stage these 2016 Summer Olympics. I see this as simple mathematics, but I guess the IOC just didn’t do their homework because the stress of this project has become a Brazilian burden that will weigh on the backs of the needy, for who knows how long. Professor Richard Kuhn, head of biological sciences at Purdue University West Lafayette, has studied flaviviruses - a group that includes Zika, West Nile and Dengue for more than 10 years - all existing in Brazil. Kuhn’s work is funded by the National Institutes of Health and he is currently studying viral replication and interactions with humans and mosquito hosts. According to Kuhn, once people are bitten they will be infectious for about seven to 21 days. At that time,

if bitten by a mosquito and the mosquito bites someone else, they could infect the other person. There has been one documented case of Zika being transmitted though sexual intercourse, but Kuhn cautioned it was only the only one and a lot of further study is needed before jumping to the conclusion that the disease can be spread that way. Saliva could also be a way for transmitting the virus, but again that needs a lot more research. There just isn’t more known about the long-term effects of Zika. Doesn’t this sound like the early years of HIV, and what wasn’t known versus what was? Six weeks from now is the opening ceremony, no matter how economically depleted it might be from some ill-affordable cuts, the games will go on, and you can bet it will be aesthetically pleasing and in good taste. The Brazilians are extremely artistic, visually and physically because they love to dance and sing. The games will be orchestrated, and no doubt, after the bumps in the road, it will most likely be very successful. Unfortunately, there is the possibility that some of the athletes and fans could become affected by the lurking dangers, if so, there will be a historical dark cloud woven into the Olympic tapestry.

Galway Central School Athletic Wall of Fame Induction GALWAY — The Galway Central School District held its Third Annual Athletic Wall of Fame and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 4 in the Galway High School Auditorium. Galway’s Golden Eagles Athletic Wall of Fame recognizes and honors student athletes, coaches, teams, and community supporters who have made a significant contribution to the Galway athletic program. Members of the Galway community nominated the following individuals for their service, performance, dedication, and commitment to Galway Athletics. The selection committee then voted to induct these individuals into the Golden Eagles Athletic Wall of Fame.

Coach Goodemote

The 2016 inductees into the Galway Athletic Wall of Fame include: Bob Hartman, Class of 1978; Shaun Evans, Class of 1996; Hannah

Horigan, Class of 2000; Steve Wilday, Class of 2009; and Coach Richard Goodemote (posthumously).


Week of July 1– July 7, 2016

by Arthur Gonick Saratoga TODAY

Wilton Goes Wet and Wild! Gavin Splash Park Opens for Liquid Fun

WILTON — Let the good times roll, or perhaps, spray! Yes, yes – as we told you in our June 10 issue, Gavin Splash Park is now a reality – just in time for the next heat wave. Here’s some facts and figures you need to know for maximum splash-o-rama enjoyment, courtesy of our friends at the Town of Wilton Recreation at Gavin Park: • The size of the splash park is 7,000 square feet! • There are 20+ spray elements

including ground sprays, water cannons and water dumping buckets • A Concession stand and full handicap accessibility • Restricted to age 12 and under, and must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older (proof of age required) • 135 person maximum capacity on wet surface • This $400,000 project was built by Ashland, Ohio-based Rain Drop Products LLC. It is located adjacent to the Christopher Dailey Memorial Gymnasium and the Gavin Park playground. • Picnic tables and benches for parents to watch children

donated by Stewart’s Shops and the Friends of Wilton Recreation • Town employees will staff the facility and monitor attendance • Fees: resident fee- $2 per child (proof required), Nonresidents- $5 per child. Anyone not using the wet portion of the pad will not be charged. • Hours of operation will be 11 a.m.- 6:30 p.m., Monday-Sunday • Birthday parties may be considered during special hours, but camps, schools, organization groups will not be allowed entry due to space limitations. One other thing: Enjoy!

CDNY Regional Synchronized Skating Teams Prepare for Inaugural Season Team Tryout Dates Announced SARATOGA SPRINGS — A new initiative is underway to bring together ice skaters from across the region. Albany Figure (AFSC) and Saratoga Springs Figure Skating Clubs (SSFSC) will work in partnership to leverage club resources to initiate and grow a regional synchronized skating organization. Tryouts for the inaugural competitive season are scheduled for Friday, July 8, from 8 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, July 17, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Clifton Park Arena. Capital District New York (CDNY) Synchronized Skating Teams will build on the strength of many by collaborating and promoting this growing discipline of figure skating. Synchronized ice skating is a highly technical form of skating characterized by speed, accuracy, intricate formations and breathtaking transitions performed by teams of 8-20 athletes. The inaugural competitive season for the regional teams will be 2016-17.

“This new regional effort is a great opportunity,” Tom Dardis, SSFSC President, commented. “A collaborative partnership makes sense for the sport of ice skating and, more importantly, our athletes.” Head coach Missy Williams, a CER category “A” coach with more than 37 years of experience, has hopes of developing at least two regional competitive teams including pre-juvenile and open juvenile levels. Both teams are comprised of 8-16 skaters; a majority of the skaters on a pre-juvenile team must be under age 12 while the skaters on an open juvenile team must be under age 20. “I’m looking forward to getting through tryouts and setting the teams,” says Williams. “At that point we can begin the very important process of taking skaters from different programs and developing teams that work together, focusing on excellence both individually and as a group, for the benefit of their team and its goals.”

Head Coach Missy Williams

Mary Amodeo, co-director and former AFSC President adds, “We are excited to begin this new venture with SSFSC. Skaters from around the region will benefit tremendously. We are looking to attract skaters from the immediate Capital Region, as well as the northern Catskills, southern Adirondacks, eastern Vermont and western Massachusetts. We are stronger together.” Interested athletes are strongly encouraged to attend both dates. Visit for additional information and the registration form.


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Week of July 1– July 7, 2016

COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN Saratoga Springs Recreation 2016 Summer Clinics and Programs The Saratoga Springs Recreation Department will again be offering an extensive and varied list of programs and clinics for summer 2016. Choose from boys and girls basketball, volleyball, baseball, field hockey, tennis, boys and girls lacrosse, soccer, cheerleading, skateboarding, softball, track, running, sandlot baseball, flag football and ice skating lessons. Sign up at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue. For additional information or to download forms go to www.SaratogaRec. com. Questions? Call

518-587-3550 x2300 or email 1 Blue Streak Blvd. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Ph: 587-6690, ext. 33304

day registration forms will be accepted at the HS.

Blue Streak Boys Basketball Camp

The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series will be held on Mondays, July 11, July 25, August 8 and August 22, at 6:15 p.m. at Camp Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. The races are open to all and registration is $5 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and the Saratoga Spa State Park. Refreshments and raffle prizes afterwards. Grand prizes for best times for all 5 events, continual improvement and most family members. For more information visit or email laura@

Boys entering grades 3-10 are invited to this summer’s Blue Streak Boys Basketball Camp, July 11-15 at Saratoga Springs High School. Morning Session: 8-11 a.m. for boys entering grades 3-6 Afternoon Session: Noon – 3 p.m. for boys entering grades 7-10 Cost is $125. Email Matt Usher at m_usher@saratogaschools. org if you are interested or have any questions. First

Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series



Puzzle solutions from pg. 32 Send your sports stories or briefs to Arthur Gonick, Sports Editor at arthur@saratoga

Summer 2016 Recreation Center Hours The Saratoga Springs Recreation Department’s summer hours at the Recreation Center will be (through October 9) will be Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Recreation Center will also be closed Monday, July 4 and Monday, September 5. For additional information, call 518-5873550 x2300 or visit www.

Summer Intro to Ice Skating Registration Join us on the ice this summer for Intro to Ice Skating. This Saratoga Springs Recreation Department program will introduce skaters ages 3 through adult to the exciting world of ice skating. Already know the basics? This program will build upon skills already learned. A strong foundation can produce of lifetime of pleasure on the ice. Sign up at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue For additional information or to download forms

visit www.SaratogaRec. com. Questions? Call 518587-3550 x2300 or email

Saratoga Springs Recreation Department 2016 Fall Soccer Registration Has Begun! Follow your goals with the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department’s 2016 Fall Soccer program! This program is open to children grades Pre K-12 and will run September10October 29, 2016. Players will be separated by grade and exposed to skill development based on age and skill level. Register before August 15 in order to receive the Early Bird Discount. Two volunteer coaches per team are needed at all levels. Registration fee is waived for the child of each coach who registers by August 15. Sign up at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue. For additional information or to download forms go to w w w. S a r a t o g a R e c . c o m . Questions? Contact us at 518-587-3550 x2300 or recreser


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It’s Mad Dog Mania! WILTON — This apparently is Wilton’s week to get wet, and maybe more than a little wild. On the same weekend of the Splash Park’s opening (see pages 37 and 40), the 2016 Mad Dog Mania Showcase Tournament was held on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26 at Wilton’s Gavin Park, as well as the Saratoga Springs PBA Fields. All teams played four matches; two each day. The purpose of the Tournament is to provide quality matches and exposure

of player to college coaches. Mad Dog Mania estimated that there were at least 170 college coaches to be on the sidelines evaluating players at the tournament. Both venues feature excellent quality fields, which are also in close proximity to each other -making it easy for college coaches to view many players during the weekend. This is a professionally managed tournament that focuses on showcasing student athletes.

At least 130 boys and girls, U16 and U17 teams, from 9 different states and Canada, are expected to participate. With many brackets in each age group, games were always competitive and college coaches consistently have success identifying skilled players for their programs. For more information, www. - Arthur Gonick

Most Valuable Saints!

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Central Catholic School announced their outstanding senior athletic award recipients:

Patti King Award Excellence in Girls Basketball Chloe Ethier

Patrick Simone Award Most Dedicated Athlete Owen O’Reilly

Robert Quinn Award Excellence in Softball Cathleen Kelly

Eric P Lindau Award Outstanding Student Athlete Chloe Ethier

Gareth Howard Award Excellence in Soccer Lane Gannon

Beau Kilmer Award Excellence in Football Anthony Cappola

St. John Bosco Award Excellence in Volleyball Bridget Naughton

Bob King Award Excellence in Basketball Colin Bradley

Mike Beson Award Excellence in Golf Colin Bradley

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Week of July 1– July 7, 2016

Mad Dog Mania! See page 39. Photo by

Wilton Wet and Wild


Community Sports Bulletin. See page 38. Photo by Francesco D’Amico

Splash Park is A-Go-Go!

Future Vogue Model and local resident Ayla Olsen jumps for joy as Gavin Splash Park opened for the business of fun on Friday, June 24. The 7,00 square foot facility sports 20+ spray elements including ground sprays, water cannons and water dumping buckets. We make a big splash about the new craze to beat the heat on page 37! Photo by