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Putt-ing Mini-Golf on Maple by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY WILTON — Spring Street Deli co-owner Brian Brumley received a positive response last week from Wilton planners for an 18-hole miniature golf course that he intends to build on Maple Avenue near the Daniels Road intersection. “The whole course is going to be based on the history of Saratoga,” stated Brumley, who decided recently to move forward with the idea. With the necessary approvals from town officials, he

hopes to open the Maple Avenue Mini-Golf in early July. On Wednesday, March 21, Brumley appeared before the Wilton Planning Board with George Turner, a senior landscape designer at Saratoga Associates. In his own time, Turner is preparing the related documents on behalf of Brumley in consultation with town officials. Turner said the general idea

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LOCAL HOPE FOR ADDICTS AND THEIR FAMILIES While Mary’s story (not her real name) is uniquely her own, it is nevertheless a story with familiar themes. No matter how by Maureen Werther many times people have told me for Saratoga TODAY their own tales of bailing their kid SARATOGA SPRINGS — out of jail, kicking her out of the The pain in her voice was still house for stealing, or finding him passed out on the there, beneath the bathroom floor, the surface. Even though “ felt like needle still sticking out her daughter had of his arm, I cannot a life-line being just completed an over the constant extensive stint in tossed to her.” get and pervasive threads rehab and was on of the truths each her way to a halfway family shares about their shared house somewhere down South, journey through addiction. her fear and anxiety were palpable, Part one of a multi-part series addressing local and regional handling of the opioid crisis.

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VILLAGE FACES 26% TAX HIKE by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY BALLSTON SPA — In a crowded Village Hall meeting room on Monday, Mayor John Romano fended off the symptoms of a cold as much as the public ire that resulted recently from a proposed 26 percent hike in property tax rates for the next fiscal year. “If you think the village tax rate is going to increase by 26

percent, it’s not going to happen,” Romano insisted at the outset of the meeting, noting how the fivemember village board has the ultimate say before the 2018-19 budget gets passed. A public hearing on the proposed $4.3 million spending plan was set for 7 p.m. on Monday, April 9 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Ballston Spa. In his March 20 budget letter submitted to the mayor and trustees, Village Treasurer See Story pg. 4

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Neighbors: Who: Kathy Kahl Where: Saratoga Awesome Dogs

Week of March 30 – April 5, 2018

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Q. How many years have you been open? A. This is my fourteenth season. I could write a book about this place, “The Chronicles of a Hot Dog Cart.” Q. Do you keep track of how many customers you serve? A. A lot of locals, and in the summer time a lot of track people. There was nothing around here. Now they’ve got a trail, a metropolis over time…my daughters have been working with me since they were kids. Put them through college. Single mom. I usually don’t come out until April 1st, but I wanted to get an early start on it. Once the kids get out of school, and the track, I got lines out to the parking lot here. I make soup and chili at this time of year, plus the hot dogs. My daughter does fresh-squeezed lemonade. Q. How do you view the city’s changes in general? A. I lived here all my life; I’ve seen the growth. It’s nice. I used to take the business to Florida (in 2009, when the economy went bad) and brought things back. I like it because there’s growth here. I don’t like the ways they design these buildings. People live in there, saying the rent’s so crazy high. Q. Do you like feeding people? A. I love it. I love to be outside and cook. I’m up in the morning at four making meat sauce, all that kind of stuff. Salads. It’s all wood-fired…it’s a wood-fired smoker. Q. Where do you get the firewood? A. I’ve got a friend that brings it to me, oak and cherry wood…I’m just looking for a good season. Both of my daughters are pregnant, due two days apart. Great kids.

Kathy Kahl and her expectant daughter Melissa. INTERVIEW & PHOTO BY: Larry Goodwin

Q. Do you like the idea of being a grandmother? A. I think I’m still in shock about it. I guess I’m looking forward to it. They’ll be spoiled. They’ll be running their own lemonade stand, hopefully in another few years.

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State Provides Details for Local Bridge Closures ALBANY — In a statement released last week, New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas formally announced that work is underway on an $8 million project to replace two bridges over the Adirondack Northway in Saratoga County. The affected spans are located on Crescent Avenue in Saratoga Springs and East High Street in the Town of Malta. Both bridges will be closed to all traffic, with detours in place, from April 2 through Aug. 31. Work is scheduled to be fully complete by the end of autumn. During the closures, the Crescent Avenue detour will use Union Avenue (Route 9P) and Nelson Avenue. The East High Street detour will use Malta Avenue (County Route 63), Route 9 and Van Aernem Road. “Saratoga County is an economic force in New York State and it is imperative we maintain the region’s infrastructure to keep the regional economy strong,” Karas said. “This project will enhance connectivity within the county, ensuring motorist safety while maintaining essential avenues of commerce well into the future.” Both bridges over Interstate 87 were built in 1962, according to the DOT. While safe, they have aged to the point where the project is necessary. The new bridges will have wider shoulders to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists. They are expected to have service lives of at least 75 years, and DOT officials are using cost-effective techniques to

minimize future maintenance and repair expenses. The Crescent Avenue bridge replacement will also reconfigure the intersection of the “slip-ramp” that provides access to the southbound Northway. The upgrade will allow for left turns onto the southbound Northway for motorists who travel westbound on Crescent Avenue. The existing Crescent Avenue Northway ramp is scheduled to remain open during construction except for one weekend in the late summer, which will be announced in advance. The East High Street connection to Raymond Road is scheduled to remain open during construction.

“Motorists should also expect off-peak lane closures on the Northway…as well as full closures at night for steel removal in the spring and steel beam installation in the summer.” Motorists should also expect off-peak lane closures on the Northway underneath each bridge for construction work, as well as full closures at night for steel removal in the spring and steel beam installation in the summer. The full closures and detour routes will be announced in advance. In the DOT statement, Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Chairman Edward D. Kinowski said: “On behalf of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors, I wholeheartedly

welcome the governor’s and DOT’s support for the replacement of these vital bridges in our county. These transportation linkages are critical support networks for multiple area communities. Additionally, these bridges are integral for continued regional growth and sustainability—one of the highest priorities in our county.” Saratoga Springs City Mayor Meg Kelly said: “We are pleased with the state’s decision to replace the Crescent Avenue Bridge. The bridge is an important gateway within the City of Saratoga Springs uniting our city’s eastern residential neighborhoods to our downtown. We look forward to continuing to work with state DOT on improving pedestrian and bicycle access throughout the city, including completing the Saratoga Greenbelt Trail and connecting our neighborhoods.”

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VILLAGE FACES 26% TAX HIKE continued from front page... Christopher Hickey referred to a 5 percent increase in expenditures. “We will continue to experience many challenges in governmental financing and budgeting,” read the letter. It cited “dwindling state revenues, reduction in federal assistance programs and minimal growth of local revenues, coupled with increasing demands for services and increased costs.” But it was the $356,942 “increase in real property taxes,” as Hickey wrote, that captured much of the attention this week. Trustee Noah Shaw, reading from a prepared statement, spent more than 10 minutes detailing his concerns. “I call this a head-in-thesand budget,” he said. “It doesn’t take a hard, honest look at the mismanagement that got us to this unfortunate place, to learn from those mistakes and to do things differently going forward. It doesn’t put any policies in place to avoid this predicament getting worse in future years.” “This is a budget that keeps us on the downward trajectory toward real fiscal stress,” Shaw added. Among other measures, Shaw proposed that the board

Liz Kormos (center, standing) makes a point at the Ballston Spa Village Board meeting on Monday, March 26, 2018. Photo by Larry Goodwin.

should consider substantial increases to water-usage rates charged to customers outside of Ballston Spa. He said the village also should renegotiate its fireprotection contracts. “Our fire departments are best in class, essential to the community. They are an asset, not a liability,” he said. “They should also provide the revenue that they can reasonably generate. We need to seize that opportunity to getting a better deal on the services our fire companies provide.”

Romano responded that contracts with the Town of Ballston were recently updated, and that negotiations with the Town of Milton are ongoing. Trustee Shawn Raymond, the newest member of the village board along with Shaw, called for better management and more transparency, including proper oversight from the state comptroller’s office. Trustees Robert Cavanaugh and Stuart Hodsoll indicated that they are still reviewing Hickey’s proposed budget.

During the public comment period, village resident Liz Kormos—after noting how she runs a strategic planning business—pointed out that Ballston Spa’s expenditures have exceeded revenues since at least 2014, by as much as $334,000 in one year. Kormos offered advice to the board as well. “You cut everything you can without jeopardizing essential services,” she said. “You make a plan to minimize the impact on taxpayers.”

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County Seeks Donations for Troops BALLSTON SPA — Saratoga County Clerk Craig Hayner is working with town, village and city leaders to coordinate a donation drive in preparation of Yellow Ribbon Day on Monday, April 9. The county is partnering with Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. to support military members who are serving overseas. Donations of goods will be made into “Freedom Boxes” and shipped to deployed troops who call the Capital Region home. The collection has already begun, and donations will be accepted at town halls and county offices until Friday, April 6. All items collected will be presented to the Blue Star Mothers during a Yellow Ribbon Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on April 10 in the Town of Halfmoon. A listing of the locations and suggested donation items are available on the website at saratoga-county-clerk.


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Week of March 30 – April 5, 2018 •GALWAY — A 13-yearold boy from the town of Galway was charged on March 20 with making a terroristic threat, a felony, following a report by Galway Jr./ Sr. High School administrators indicating two social media posts allegedly made by a student of the school which included comments about attempting to acquire a firearm, along with a threat. The specific description of the threat was not publicly disclosed. The student suspected of initiating the posting was referred to the Saratoga County Probation Department. •CLIFTON PARK — A 13-year-old boy from the Town of Clifton Park was charged March 19 with falsely reporting an incident, after allegedly scripting a social media post which insinuated the possibility of a shooting attack on the Shenendehowa school campus. He was referred to Saratoga County Probation Department.

COURT Anthony J. Paradise, 39, of Ballston Spa, pleaded March 21 to felony robbery, in connection with an incident that occurred in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled May 8. Kenneth K. Washburn, 53, of Schuylerville, pleaded March 20 to attempted criminal sexual act in the first degree, and possessing a sexual performance by a child, both felonies. Sentencing scheduled May 8. Vito F. Vivona, 50, of Brooklyn, was sentenced March 19 to 1 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to felony grand larceny, in connection with an incident that occurred in Saratoga Springs.

POLICE Katherine S. Chance, age 22, Saratoga Springs, was charged March 22 with faiure to stop at stop sign, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Fulya F. Horzunziya, age 29, Ballston Spa, was charged March 22 with failure to signal a turn, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Nicholas A. Weis, age 21, Saratoga Springs, was charged March 22 with criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Keith A. Howe, age 48, Montague, Massachusetts, was charged March 22 with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to signal a turn. Steven D. Welch, age 35, Saratoga Springs, was charged March 21 with criminal mischief, criminal contempt. Both charges are misdemeanors. Jamie D. Faye, age 36, Saratoga Springs, was charged March 21 with criminal impersonation, harassment. Kevin Emmerling, age 24, North Grafton, Massachusetts, was charged March 21 with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs – a misdemeanor. Amy E. Kraus, age 46, Saratoga Springs, was charged March 21 with 6 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals - a felony, and 4 counts failure to provide proper food/drink to animals - a misdemeanor. Sarah E. Sears, age 29, Saratoga Springs, was charged March 20 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating unregistered motor vehicle on highway. Andras D. Janik, age 42, Schuylerville, was charged March 19 with assault. Randy A. Ladd, age 39, Clifton Park, was charged March 16 with misdemeanor DWI, refusal of pre-screen test, speeding. Michael J. Dibernardo, age 20, Niskayuna, was charged March 16 with criminal mischief. Ray

W. Miller, age 54, Gansevoort, was charged March 16 with misdemeanor DWI, unsafe lane change, failure to obey traffic control device, refusal of pre-screen test.

Patrick J. Weatherwax, age 24, Saratoga Springs, was charged March 14 with criminal contempt.

BLOTTER 5 Taylor B. Sousa, age 25, Fort Edward, was charged March 13 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Trayisha A. Burks, age 26, Saratoga Springs, was charged March 13 with three misdemeanor counts petit larceny. Timothy J. Wilbur, age 26, Ballston Spa, was charged March 13 with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle third degree/rental a misdemeanor. Andrew W Sephas, age 52, Porters Corners, was charged March 12 with criminal possession of a controlled

substance, endangering the welfare of a child, registration plate display violation. Daniel C. Curtis, age 34, Round Lake, was charged March 12 with criminal possession of marijuana. Jabari C. Williams, age 22, Saratoga Springs, was charged March 11 with speeding, unlawful possession of marijuana, operation of a unregistered motor vehicle on highway, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Tiffany L. Calabrese, age 21, Fort Edward, was charged March 11 with misdemeanor

DWI, two counts failure to signal a turn, failure to keep right, unlawful possession of marijuana. Jason M. Rector, age 36, Saratoga Springs, was charged March 11 with misdemeanor petit larceny. Jake R. Freyer, age 21, Saratoga Springs, was charged March 10 with failure to stop at stop sign, misdemeanor DWI. Kailyn F. Clapper, age 29, Clifton Park, was charged March 10 with misdemeanor DWI as a 2nd offense- felony, unlawful possession of marijuana.


6 Richard D. Varney Jr.

CLARKS MILLS — Richard D. Varney Jr., 71, a resident of Pulp Mill Rd. passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Born November 27, 1946 in Cambridge, NY he was the son of the late Richard D. and Dorothy Forbes Varney Sr. Dick was a 1964 graduate of Schuylerville Central School. He was an US Air Force Veteran serving four years in Vietnam. He was a lifetime member and Past Commander of Old Saratoga Post #278 American Legion. He was an avid NY Yankee and Dallas Cowboy fan. He enjoyed woodworking and making furniture for family and friends. He was employed for many years at the Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater. His favorite pastimes included cooking at the Sullivan Jams, playing Haus with family and friends, and spending many happy hours at Smokeys, Hughes’, Sullivan’s, Hanks, and the Old Saratoga Post #278 American Legion. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother

and sister-in-law, David and Linda Varney; brother, Douglas Varney; cousin Linda Forbes Miller; and grandson, Aidan Jeremiah Varney. Survivors include his wife, Diane Riordan Barber Varney of Clarks Mills; his former wife, Cynthia Bruce, and their children, Heather N. Varney and Richard H. Varney, both of Schuylerville, Kristen M. (Bart) Mosher of Pottersville; stepdaughter, Laurie (Ken) Lewis of Coloma, MI; stepson, John P. (Sue) Barber Jr of Porter Corners; grandchildren, Madison Varney, Trevor and Haley Mosher, Caroline and Sean Barber, Tristan and Megan Lewis; his brother, Dale (Debbie) Varney of Salem; sister, Diane (Joe) Jennings of Easton; sister-in-law, Carol Parkhurst of Wilton and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. At his request, there will be no calling hours. Memorials can be made in Dick’s memory to Community Hospice, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or Old Saratoga Post #278, 6 Clancy St., Schuylerville, NY 12871. The family would like to thank Community Hospice for their comfort and care to Dick during his illness. Arrangements are under the supervision of Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 13 Gates Ave., Schuylerville, NY 12871. Online remembrances can be made at


James Lenartz GREENFIELD — James Lenartz died on Friday, March 23, 2018. Calling hours were Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the Burke Funeral Home, North Broadway. A funeral service followed at the funeral home and burial will be in the spring at Barkersville Cemetery. Online remembrances may be made at

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Reveka Babayeva SARATOGA SPRINGS — Reveka Babayeva, 89, passed away March 22, 2018. Services were Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Burke Funeral Home, North Broadway (518584-5373), officiated by Rabbi Linda Motzkin of Temple Sinai. Burial followed at Beth El Cemetery for Temple Sinai, Moreau, NY. Online remembrances may be made at


Self-Evident Truth: The Right to Life The death of children has rocked this country to its core. The senseless killings of our youngest people have sparked a national conversation about safety. Protecting children is visceral, instinctual, built into our genetic framework. We know, above all else, children are meant to live and not to die. This is a “bipartisan” truth, if we must talk in political terms, guaranteed in our Declaration of Independence. More than that, it is a fundamental, self-evident human truth: children should be protected and allowed to thrive. This should be the basis for which our national conversation begins on any issue regarding the safety of children. It is important to note that no matter what your ideology, philosophy, or political framework, you believe children should be protected and allowed to thrive. This conversation has become clouded by political interests, but if we are willing to drop our political guard for a few minutes and really make ourselves vulnerable for the sake of our most vulnerable, I believe our nation can find its way through its current haze. In a country divided by “partisan politics,” or an us vs. them mentality, it can be difficult to see the real concerns of the other side. But two marches in the past few months demonstrate the similarity: March for Life, a prolife (anti-abortion) march, and March for Our Lives, a pro-life (anti-gun) march. While each march might find most of its supporters in one party over the other, their message is the same: protect life. It seems to me that the individual right to own guns is as pernicious to “progressives” as the individual right to abortion is to “conservatives.” The Second Amendment is just as offensive on the left as Roe v. Wade is on the right. This in itself should give us pause. Our nation wants to protect children, and we should no matter what protect our children. They are our hope and future. But we are not consistent. Both sides want it in different ways. But the dissonance is disturbing. For instance, what if the mothers of some of these slain victims decided to have abortions 16 years ago? Would those children’s lives not have been as meaningful just because they were still in the womb? Does that baby in utero, with a distinct fingerprint and genetic material from her mother, not have the right to be protected and allowed to thrive? The children that are murdered in school shootings are the same genetic material they were in their mothers’ wombs, the same beating heart that is stopped. Or, what if a child is unhealthy and has easy access to firearms, to do massive damage to others’ lives? Should his right to own guns impact so significantly other children’s right to live?

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” our Founding Fathers wrote in the Declaration of Independence. Since then, we have fought over what constitutes “all men.” Thankfully, we have broadened it to mean all ethnicities and both sexes; may we also broaden it to mean all ages, from the first beat of a heart in our mothers’ wombs to the final beat.


We as a country need to be consistent on who gets the right to live. If we cannot guarantee that right to the most vulnerable among us—the unborn, terminally ill, and all who are unable to march for their own lives—we cannot guarantee it to anyone. Let’s live by this self-evident truth, that all people deserve to live; it is our responsibility to make sure everyone gets their rights.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — George A. Harrington died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Saratoga Hospital. Calling hours March 30, 2018 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Presbyterian New England Congregational Church, Saratoga Springs. A funeral service 10 a.m. Burke &atBussing Burial with military honors 11:30 a.m. at the Funeral Homes Saratoga National Cemetery. Please visit

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Mary (Aprilliano) Rocco passed away March 26, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, April 4, 10 a.m. at Church of St. Peter, Saratoga Springs. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Burke Burke & Bussing Funeral Home, North Broadway, (518-584-5373). Funeral Homes Please visit

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(Left to right) Carole, Pamela and Allan Polacsek. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The entire community is welcome to join Congregation Shaara Tfille and the Jewish Community Center next month as they honor Allan, Carole and Pamela Polacsek. These native Saratogians and lifetime members are being recognized for their many years of donating their time, energy and resources to numerous organizations throughout Saratoga Springs and the Capital District. In celebration of their

dedicated service, a luncheon will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 at 84 Weibel Avenue. As You Like It will cater the luncheon. The cost is $54 per person. Opportunities to support the Polacseks include becoming a sponsor of the event, placing an ad in the Celebration Program and/ or purchasing tickets to attend. Reservations are needed by April 2. For more information, call 518-584-2370 or email

STEWART’S DONATES $5,000 TO PROJECT LIFT SARATOGA SPRINGS — Franklin Community Center was included in Stewart’s Holiday Match program again this year. A donation of $5,000 from Stewart’s will be used to support the center’s after-school prevention program Project Lift, which operates in all six of the Saratoga Springs City School District Elementary Schools. “We are fortunate to have Stewart’s Shops as a community partner; the efforts they make to continually support our area are truly remarkable,” stated Franklin Community Center Executive Director Kari Cushing. Project Lift, which has been run by the center for over 30 years,

is a unique and comprehensive program for youths in grades 1-5. It places emphasis on positive growth and raising self-esteem, as well as developing refusal, decision-making, problem-solving and communication skills. The research-based program is designed to enhance resiliency and equip children with information to make healthy decisions on their own. Project Lift is free to the enrolled students, who also have access to the center’s ancillary services as needed. Franklin Community Center thanked Stewart’s for the continued support and for making it a priority to give back throughout the year.

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MILTON — Students at Storybook Academy Pre-School on Geyser Road, as part of their disability awareness curriculum, participated this week in the “Hop-A-Thon” organized each year by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

The MDA’s Hop-A-Thon is a free program that teaches children ages 2 – 7 about physical disabilities and the importance of accepting and helping all children. The program culminates in a brief, highenergy hopping fundraiser that

supports neuromuscular disease research and services. The Hop-A-Thons teach and reinforce three key principles: Disability awareness, acceptance and assistance—plus they are simply a lot of fun for the youngsters.



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NOTES FROM CITY HALL by Thomas Dimopoulos • Saratoga TODAY

City to Unveil Parking Management Bids Tuesday SARATOGA SPRINGS — Bids received from the city’s request for proposals from potential parking management partners will be unsealed and publicly read 2 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The city issued an RFP seeking the services of a professional parking consultant/management team to study, design and implement a Smart parking system in downtown Saratoga Springs. The stated goal, according to the proposal, is “to net the maximum financial benefit to the city balanced with downtown business vitality and efficient traffic management.” Subsequent to selecting a winning bidder, the city is anticipated to host an organizational kick-off meeting on May 8. The city currently owns and manages eight lots with approximately 1,288 “off-street” parking spaces, according to the Parking Task Force parking space inventory. There are an additional 1,302 public “on-street” parking spaces. CITY OWNED AND MANAGED: Public on-street parking: 1,302. Public off-street parking: 1,288 as follows: • Woodlawn Avenue 3-level deck parking - 384 • Putnam Street 2-level deck parking - 185 • Walton (Church Street) 2-level deck parking- 222 • High Rock upper and lower surface and Lake Avenue lot parking: 278 • Spring Street surface lot parking - 98 • Henry Street surface lot parking - 19 • Woodlawn Avenue surface lot parking – 60 • Collamer surface lot – 30 Additionally, non-city-owned and managed spots include: 83 spaces at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, and 2,552 spaces defined as “private off-street parking.”

The 2016 Downtown Parking Study map, depicting Public off-street parking (in blue), and Private off-street parking (yellow). Source: Saratoga Springs Downtown Parking Task Force.

AUTISM ACCEPTANCE WALK SATURDAY IN CONGRESS PARK SARATOGA SPRINGS — Local autistic people, allies, and other advocates will be participating in a walking demonstration noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in Congress Park and along the sidewalks of Broadway, between Congress Street and Ellsworth Jones Place. The Upstate New York Autism Acceptance Walk is in celebration of Autism Acceptance Month and

encourages the community to support, accept, and foster closer relationships with autistic people. According to the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM Network), approximately 1 in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder. Autistic children and adults face particular challenges

throughout their lives, and the support of the community is essential to enabling all autistic people to reach their full potential. Interested participants should meet under the big Congress Spring pavilion in Congress Park by noon on Saturday and are encouraged to bring handheld signs. No reservation is necessary. For more details, contact:

MARCH AND VIGIL TO HONOR MLK/ END RACISM ON APRIL 4 SARATOGA SPRINGS — MLK Saratoga, several social justice groups and the interfaith community have partnered to organize a historically relevant silent march and vigil to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on April 4 – which marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination. People will gather in front of the City Center and march down Broadway in silence, carrying

only signs that read “Honor King: End Racism.” They will congregate in Congress Park and church bells will ring at 6:05 p.m., the time when King was shot. There will be a brief program including songs from the civil rights era and Dr. King’s own words. “Dr. King was in Memphis to lead a march on April 8, 1968, in support of the sanitation workers who were on strike,” said

Hollyday Hammond, of MLK Saratoga, in a statement. “Dr. King was assassinated on April 4. Coretta Scott King insisted they proceed with the march as planned. She and her children led the march. As you can imagine, it was a very emotional and solemn event. Everyone marched in silence. There was no chanting or singing or sign waving. People carried signs that read: Honor King: End Racism.”

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“A Place All Saratogians Can Experience” GRAND CITY VENUE SETS SIGHTS ON 2019 by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — A scattering of workers amble through the vintage chambers of Universal Preservation Hall, exploring the possibilities. Design plans sprawl across tabletops beneath stained-glass windows and free-standing easels boast colorful images of what will be. Soon, the heavy lifting will begin. When the $8.7 million restoration of UPH is complete, in late 2019, the 19th century building will provide Saratoga Springs with something it has sorely been missing: a mid-range capacity venue with state-of-the-art sound, open year-round and expected to stage more than 200 events. “It’s going to be a huge performance venue,” says Teddy Foster, whose association with UPH goes back more than a decade - from board member to president to its current campaign director. “We’re going to be a huge music room, that’s how it’s being designed. We anticipate doing some Broadway cabaret and some live theater; we will be a place of collaboration for SPAC, for Caffe Lena, for people from the community, you name it,” Foster says, standing in the middle of a vacant 20-foot by 24-foot space on the main floor where the staging area for the 700-seat theater-in-the round venue will be constructed. Tiered seating will be installed at the far end of the main hall – where the current stage sits – and at the opposite end, the balcony will be extended and fitted with seats that descend to the main floor. It will be handicap accessible with an elevator that navigates between floors, and a glass atrium will serve as the new entry way, off Washington Street, in “a super cool alleyway inviting people to come in,” Foster explains. Event booking will be handled by Proctors, with whom UPH struck an alliance in 2012, and whose event management has included staging everything from major Broadway shows and cutting-edge film festivals to snagging pop music acts on national tours. Proctors’

stated mission: To be a catalyst - through arts and community leadership - for excellence in education, sustainable economic development and rich civic engagement to enhance the quality of life in the greater Capital Region. Approximately 100 local jobs will be employed during the construction phase, which begins in earnest sometime between May and July. After the $8.7 million project is completed – expected to be in late 2019 - and the venue re-opens for business, it is anticipated UPH will bring approximately 65,000 visitors to the Spa City each year. “We will fill the hotel rooms and the restaurants during the off-the shoulder season,” Foster says. UPH also plans to hire six fulltime employees and a number more on a part-time basis. Earlier this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the venue will be awarded $750,000 to help redevelop the hall into a performing arts center. UPH represents Saratoga Springs’ sole recipient of the Restore New York Communities Initiative – which awards funding for projects that will reinvigorate downtowns and generate new economic

Teddy Foster at UPH on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

opportunity in communities. The Washington Street venue, which is a non-profit community performing arts center, is also entering into an energized public fundraising phase. The goal is to raise $5.5

million. “We’ve raised most of it,” Foster says. There is just under $1 million to go to reach that goal. “I’m a huge music lover and I would love to see music of all kinds in that room,” says Foster. “You know this was built

as a place where people could come together for all different kinds of things. That’s how we’ve kept it alive all these years. And that’s really what I want to have here: a place that all Saratogians can experience.“



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ROUTE 9 UPGRADES COSTLY by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY MALTA — A longsimmering plan to add almost two miles of new medians and crosswalks along Route 9 was discussed on Monday night by the Malta Town Board. But the costs of such a project, estimated at a minimum of $4.5 million, were perceived as the largest obstacle to completion. “Oddly, there always has to be this little issue: money,” concluded Malta Supervisor Vincent DeLucia. David Jukins, deputy director of the Capital District Transportation Committee in Albany, together with Jaclyn Hakes of the Clifton Park firm MJ Engineering, gave a formal presentation at the board’s March 26 meeting that detailed a “complete streets” study. The study focused on the 1.8mile stretch of Route 9 between Cramer Road and Knabner Road that would be affected. In several sections the work would involve a “full-depth reconstruction” and widening of Route 9. Hakes said the recently completed study was funded through a state grant and that “a broad cross-section” of agencies participated, including the Saratoga County Planning Department. Jason Kemper, the county’s

director of planning, confirmed that his department had a role in a couple of workshops related to the Malta project more than a year ago, but he declined to comment on specifics. “We try to provide staff ” on a routine basis, Kemper said, for projects taking place countywide. Hakes reminded the Malta town board that “you have been working toward this complete street plan for some time,” at least since the approval in 2013 of the town’s “form-based code” process for local development projects. Complete street plans are designed to improve the aesthetics of any given area. Malta’s version was modeled on the town’s form-based code rules, according to Hakes. The primary goal of these particular plans is to limit the dominance of motor vehicles and allow for a “variety” of uses by pedestrians and bicyclists, she added. Jukins said that Malta’s plan calls for multiple “controlled access points” through newly constructed medians, so that walkers, runners and bicyclists can more safely get across the busy roadway. “We worked closely with the Department of Transportation,” Jukins told the town board members. Jukins said the state agency used to automatically reject most projects that would substantially

Jaclyn Hakes of MJ Engineering in Clifton Park and David Jukins of the Capital District Transportation Committee. Photo by Larry Goodwin.

alter Route 9 and other state roads. But officials in this case seemed more open to the major infrastructure changes, he added—accepting that there is sufficient local support and funding available.

Jukins also said state officials stressed the importance of complying with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Hakes alluded to potential difficulties for access points near existing properties in the

proposed project area, including Ellsworth Commons and the Malta-Stillwater Emergency Medical Services building. “If you fix one thing, you have to think about what the ripple effect might be,” she said.



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Journey Through Addiction This is part one of a multi-part series addressing local and regional handling of the opioid crisis. Photos provided.

by Maureen Werther for Saratoga TODAY continued from front page... And make no mistake about it. It is a journey, one the addict does not make alone. Addiction is a family disease. It is a community disease and it runs roughshod across socio-economic, educational, and ethnic lines. Addiction is an equal opportunity perp. According to the NYS Department of Health, in 2016 there were 1,238 deaths from heroin and opioid use, 6,621 people were seen in emergency rooms for overdoses and 1,855 hospital admissions. While other states experienced severely higher instances of overdose, hospitalization and death during that same period, Lieutenant Dan Morley of the Saratoga County Sheriff ’s department says that the number of calls coming into the dispatcher office is still entirely too high and warrants a new level – and a new kind – of response. Thanks to people like Morley and his team, new strategies are being used to reach out to families of addicts. Morley said that, about a year ago, the sheriff ’s department began implementing a procedure of following up at an addict’s home after an overdose. For Mary, when Lieutenant Morley showed up at her door the day after her daughter’s overdose, it felt like a life-line being tossed to her. Before this, Mary had struggled. She didn’t know who to turn to and, in many instances,

she was told that there was a two-week or longer waiting list to get her daughter into rehab. Once she was even told that her daughter wasn’t “sick enough” to warrant being admitted into a rehab facility. When you’re an addict, sometimes two weeks is too long to wait. People like Lieutenant Morley are doing the vital outreach and serving as life-lines between addicts, their families and the help they need. Within a few hours of meeting Morley, Mary received the kind of help and information she had been so desperately seeking for the last few years. “He comes to help people. He is just the most compassionate person. He offers so much help and knowledge about where to go. He is the most wonderful person in the world. I would not have known where to go without him,” said Mary. One of the places he told Mary about is Healing Springs Recovery Community and Outreach Center, a recently created resource for addicts, their families and loved ones who are struggling along the dark path of addiction. Located at 125 High Rock Avenue, Suite 105A in Saratoga Springs, Healing Springs is funded through state grants and is part of a larger network, Southern Adirondack Recovery Alliance (SARA) with additional sites in Johnstown and Hudson Falls. Its purpose is to serve as a “hub” for recovery support services and it welcomes both addicts and their families and loved ones. It is a peer-driven and peerdelivered support services-based organization. For many people, this is good news. People 18 years or older are welcome into the program, regardless of what stage of recovery they are in. Fawn Montanye, CRPA-P, is the site coordinator for the Saratoga Springs program and she stressed the importance of peer-on-peer support,

A group meeting at Healing Springs.

Office Manager Megan Himmel and Family Support Navigator Brendan Norton at Healing Springs. Addicts, people in recovery and their families are all welcome to participate in the many classes and programs the Center offers.

mentoring and education. She also talked about the importance of providing support to families. The organization is free, and no insurance is necessary to gain access to the facility and its many programs and group activities. Some of those activities include recovery yoga, Narcotics Anonymous and Heroin Anonymous meetings, Reiki, and young people’s group AA. Montanye explained that Healing Springs is different from other support systems in that it is not abstinence-based. “Somebody may want to stop using opioids, but maybe they are not going to stop smoking marijuana,” said

Montanye. While Healing Springs is not a faith-based organization like Alcoholics Anonymous, they do use some of the questions that have become a standard means of determining if a person is an addict or alcoholic. Questions such as: “Do you feel powerless to stop using your drug of choice? Has your life become unmanageable? Are you struggling to hold onto a job or a relationship?” The nonabstinence feature is a marked departure from many programs that adhere to a stricter philosophy of abstinence across the board. The prevailing school of thought has been that, if a person is an addict, he or she cannot be considered

“sober” unless they are completely free of any drug or alcohol. Healing Springs is different and Montanye explains. “My job is not to judge. We are not dictating or telling people how to achieve recovery, or what recovery looks like.” That does not mean that someone in recovery should feel free about indulging in other substances. For far too many addicts, using a substance that was not previously their “drug of choice” can often lead them back to the addiction that got them into trouble in the first place and jeopardize their lives and their futures. Healing Springs is not bound by the more restrictive mandates

Week of March 30 – April 5, 2018 that other recovery centers operate under. Annabel Lago-Pedrick is the Director of Out-Patient Services at Twin County Recovery, based in Hudson and Catskill. She explained that, while much of their operating capital also comes through OASAS and state funding, 96 percent of her Twin County’s clients are mandated to seek treatment there, either by a probation or parole board, the Department of Social Services or the courts. “That makes it tough because those entities want to see abstinence. So, it’s tough when we have to report back and comply with those agencies, said LagoPedrick, who has been counseling addicts for ten years. She added that, while she agrees that everyone’s recovery is different, in her experience, for most people who return to the facility because of relapse, the reason is usually that they have stopped going to their sober support meetings or they’ve begun using another substance, which makes it easier for them to revert to old behavior patterns. “When we ask, ‘Why are you back?’ they pretty much say the same thing – “Oh. I smoked pot, drank beer.’ So much of addiction has to do with behavior, habits and loving the feeling of being high. It’s very easy to do that,” said Lago-Pedrick. However, she concedes that the opioid epidemic has changed the way so many people are being treated. Because addiction has reached epidemic proportions, centers like Healing Springs are vital to the community and


serve as a place where people can begin – or continue – their journey into recovery. “The reality is that we still don’t have enough treatment centers and we still have issues getting people who need it getting into rehab facilities. Now with the crisis, we are in a place where, if we don’t provide Medicaidassisted treatment, someone can die,” said Lago-Pedrick. Montanye agrees with how critical it has become to get people the help they need. “Here, we want to support everyone on their own path. I do agree that, if someone goes back to using something when they were using nothing, then yes, it is still a substance that is filling a void and they haven’t had a spiritual awakening,” said Montanye. She quickly clarifies that by “spiritual awakening,” she is referring to finding that something in oneself that will enable them to do the hard work of recovery and lead them – and their loved ones – out of the dark place of addiction into the light of recovery and sobriety. For Mary, her recovering daughter and hundreds more who have already been helped by Healing Springs, the fact that they were able to receive the kind of help they needed – when they needed it – is a comfort and a source of hope. “There is help, right here in Saratoga, and I never knew about these places,” said Mary. If not for the tireless efforts of people like Lieutenant Morley, Fawn Montanye and so many others, Mary’s daughter’s story may have had a different ending.


• Healing Springs Recovery Community & Outreach Center 125 High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-306-3048 • Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa 518-885-6761

TWIN COUNTY RECOVERY SERVICES: • Columbia County Clinic 350 Power Avenue, Hudson 518-828-9300.

• Green County Clinic 428 W. Main Street, Catskill 518-943-2036

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Week of March 30 – April 5, 2018

Week of March 30 – April 5, 2018

TOWN OF BALLSTON 471 Garrett Rd., $254,900. Stacey and Cory Warrings sold property to Alexander Donahue. 1049 Route 50, $162,960. Michael and Kimberly Krizan sold property to John and Melissa Foti. 36 Beacon St., $249,000. Wanda and Dina Mozingo sold property to Michaela and Kelly Attanasio.

MALTA 58 Vettua Court, $320,138. DeGraff Bloom Custom Builders Inc. sold property to Shafiq and Qurat Butt. 65 Pepperbush Place, $175,000. Lawrence Curtis sold property to Christopher and Cherlyn Fay. 7 Snowberry Rd., $175,000. Sharon Krause sold property to Virginia DeRusso. 35 Century Dr., $355,000. Bank of New York Mellon (as Trustee, by Atty) sold property to Arti Wagner. 1022 Laural Lane, $236,900. Bridget Cotugno (AKA Bridget Scribner) sold property to Michael McCarthy. 11 Galleon Dr., $466,945. Malta Land Company LLC sold property to Kevin Ryan and Jeannine Fargnoli. 393 Malta Ave., $200,000. Darrell Velicer sold property to Christopher Foley. 157 Arrowwood Dr., $162,000. Braelin and Geoffrey Thornton sold property to John Duffy.

MILTON 540 Acland Blvd., $285,000. Douglas Reuther sold property to Kyle Knox. 657 Stark Terrace, $350,000. Scott and Carrie Jackson sold property to Scott Hladik and Stephanie Ratcliff. 8 Wiebicke Court, $510,000. Boris Sukenik and Robert and Darlene Astalos sold property to Michael and Victoria Urvalek. 286 Rowland St., $196,000. Sean and Patricia Wanser sold property to Joseph and Meghan Oszust.


448 Franklin St., $268,000. Daniel and Kathleen Keating sold property to Brittany and Steven Holzmann.

10 Vallera Road Rear, $385,000. Thomas Hart and Nancy Halleck sold property to Robert and Christina Ribaudo.

525 Rowland St., $309,000. Allen and Stephanie Bell sold property to Rachael and Kenneth Bourbeau.

124 Madison St., $335,000. Michael Reilly sold property to Frank Margan.

44 West St., $114,250. Marie Ahl sold property to Jeffrey and Katie Sheridan.

TOWN OF SARATOGA 7 Broad St., $435,000. Rita Theisen and Johanna Theisen Root sold property to Randall and Maureen Demler. 19 Green St., $82,000. Federal National Mortgage Association (by Atty) sold property to Alissa Woods.

SARATOGA SPRINGS 116 Catherine St., $225,000. Laneen Peck sold property to Richard Sandman and Susan Delarm Sandman. 10 Bingham St., $299,500. John Caldaro and Gail Capobianco sold property to Timothy Rapp and Kelsey Marshall. 97 East Ave., Unit 202, $463,500. Excelsior East LLC sold property to Kristina Higgins. 26 Winding Brook Dr., $768,000. William and Terri Fosnight sold property to Scott and Lisa Wallace. 8 Pinewood Ave., $654,000. Tina Morris sold property to Gregory and Martha Laird.

14 Hyde St., $225,022. MTGLQ Investors LP (by Atty) sold property to Samantha and Steven Schmitt. 1 Avery St., $300,550. Thomas Roohan sold property to Marcus Severin. 20 Avery St., $295,000. Donald and William Smith sold property to 146 Middle Ave. LLC. 71 Petrified Gardens, $129,900. Fannie Mae (by Atty) sold property to Tom Rogner and Jacqueline Thomas. 63 Hyde St., $540,000. Jodi Breuer sold property to SIRVA Relocation Credit LLC. 63 Hyde St., $540,000. SIRVA Relocation Credit LLC sold property to Christopher Fabian and Nicole Burch. 60 Arrowhead Rd. Rear, $400,000. Brian O’Hara sold property to Stephen and Felicia Hoffman. 124 Jefferson St., Unit 6, $275,000. CDJT Development LLC sold property to Richard Russo (Ind and as Agent) and Michele Russo (by Agent). 20 Vanderbilt Ave., $356,000. Richard Russo (Ind and as Agent) and Michele Russo (by Agent) sold property to Mara and Evan deJonghe.

WILTON 8 Rose Terrace, $155,000. Pine Brook Landing LLC sold property to Malcolm and Diane McLaren. 12 Blue Lupine Lane, $7,000. Nature Conservancy Inc. sold property to People of New York State. 1 Maya Dr., $335,000. Karen Jones sold property to Amanda Wildy.

15 5 Ryanwood Court, $289,500. Dylan and Tara Clark sold property to Adam and Kathryn Costello. 16 Conklin Court, $90,000. William and Judy Morris sold property to McPadden Builders LLC. 14 Conklin Court, $90,000. William and Judy Morris sold property to McPadden Builders LLC.

13 Trolley Bed Lane, $300,000. Richard Wolfe sold property to Carpenter Corners LLC.

57 Smith Bridge Rd., $325,806. Caruso Home Builders LLC sold property to Benjamin and Nicole Sequeira.

10 Rolling Green Dr., $702,566. DGD Holdings LLC sold property to Raymond Bunkofske and Mary Brooks Bunkofske.

10 Rolling Green Dr., $75,000. Goodhue Wilton Properties Inc. sold property to DGD Holdings LLC.



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Putt-ing Mini-Golf on Maple continued from front page... is to offer more enjoyable outdoor activities locally during summer months, such as those that now exist in the Lake George area. “This board is always looking for family-oriented—this whole town is,” responded Planning Board Chairman Michael Dobis. “I think it’d be kind of nice to have this in the area.”

“I think it’d be kind of nice to have this in the area.” The planning board voted in favor of setting a public hearing specific to Brumley’s application for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, following a separate public hearing for an Exit 16 self-storage facility proposed by Northeast Green Tech LLC.

Brumley explained that a builder in Arkansas who specializes in miniature golf courses plans to travel north and spend several months working on the project. “This gentleman has built 200 golf courses in his life; been doing it for 35 years,” Brumley told the planning board, referring to the builder Jeff Dillon. In addition to 18 holes for the golf course, some of which Turner said would include “water features,” the board’s agenda referred to a 180-square-foot building that would contain an office and restrooms. Currently, a small structure is located toward the front of the 2.4acre parcel at 556 Maple Avenue, which Brumley said he has owned for six years. An arborist utilizes the property for work purposes but is expected to vacate soon. The closest comparable miniature golf course is Mr. Bill’s

Mill Creek at 3 Trieble Avenue in Milton, off of Geyser Road. Milton Building Inspector Wayne Howe said that business opened in 1996 and was run for a long period by Boghosian Bros Construction. “They kept the place immaculate,” he said. Howe described Mr. Bill’s as an “executive golf course,” noting how it changed ownership several years ago. “It’s a pretty hard course, actually,” he admitted. The only downside, according to Howe, is the seasonal presence of miniature golf. “We wish it was year-round,” he said. Planning board members and others in Wilton raised some concerns as well. Wilton’s Director of Planning and Engineering Ryan Riper indicated that Brumley’s site plans would have to be “revised” to accommodate several changes, including a modification of the parking arrangements. Brumley said the general rule with miniature golf courses is that one parking spot is needed for each existing hole. The Maple Avenue Mini-Golf holes need to be reconfigured to “allow more [parking] spaces along the frontage,” Riper said. He requested revised documents by

The land at 556 Maple Avenue slated for a miniature golf course. Photo by Super Source Media LLC.

Tuesday, April 3. In a subsequent email, Riper indicated that Brumley “does not need to proceed” with the town’s normal three-stage approval process because his proposed miniature golf course is considered “minor in scope.” Riper added that the property “already has an approved commercial site plan,” and that “the adjacent land owners will be notified prior to the public hearing” on April 18. Dobis questioned the

potential for increased traffic on that part of heavily traveled Maple Avenue, close to where site work recently began for a new Cumberland Farms. Board member Erinn Kolligian noted that, even with the existence of crosswalks, Maple Avenue Middle School discourages youngsters from crossing the road because of its high volume of traffic. Dobis also recommended that Brumley and Turner consult directly with Wilton Building Inspector Mark Mykins, as a means to ensure that any new structures conform to proper codes. He said that “may just save you some grief down the road, instead of spending money on your design and then finding that it’s an issue.” Attorney Robert Pulsifer, a former Wilton planning and zoning official who has long had an office across Maple Avenue from Daniels Road, welcomed Brumley’s plans to build his golf course on the other side of a bridge there. Yet Pulsifer has previously expressed concerns to town officials about traffic problems in the area, pointing to an apparent lack of interest among state Department of Transportation officials in regards to upgrading the Daniels Road intersection. “Route 9 is a business corridor and it makes sense to have a business there,” Pulsifer said of Brumley’s land. “I am a pro-business, proproperty rights person.” “It’s the state that’s not doing their job here,” he added. “They won’t listen.”

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New City IT Firm Opens

The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce officials and Enginuity Technologies employees who celebrated a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (left to right): Keith VanVeghten, Cathy French, Josh Izzo, Jason Greco, Matt Scarchilli and Joseph Russell. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A technology specialist from the Ayco offices on Broadway has opened his own firm at 77 Van Dam Street. Jason Greco, the former chief technology officer at Ayco, started

formulating his business plan for Enginuity Technologies last summer but officially opened in early February. He said the firm specializes in the creation and optimization of websites and provides continuous support for all of the computers

utilized by businesses. Enginuity employs three people locally and will grow as revenue allows, Greco said. For more information, visit the website at

Microenterprise Grants to Ballston

April Networking Event for BSBPA

Malta Business Group Annual Dinner

BALLSTON — According to a statement provided by Baker Public Relations, Supervisor Tim Szczepaniak and the Ballston Town Board announced this week that five local businesses will share $169,000 in state-supported microenterprise grants. Empire State Development makes the grants available. Town officials select the recipients and administer the grants. The recipients are KC Welding, which was awarded $35,000 to purchase equipment and address other start-up expenses; Long Road Winegrowers, $35,000 for a new tasting room, new equipment and an outdoor crush pad; NY Drone Zone, $29,000 for pilot training, marketing, professional fees and travel expenses; Terry’s Floors, $35,000 to hire a fulltime installer and a part-time administrative assistant; and Townley and Wheeler Funeral Home, $35,000 for equipment and remodeling projects. For more information, visit the website

BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association (BSBPA) will sponsor a Networking Breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2. The Candle Collective at 20 Prospect Street, Suite 214 will host the event. The Candle Collective was born from a passion to create, whether it is something complex or on the simplest scale. Candle making can be creative, fun and therapeutic. Customers can create their own candles or chose from beautifully handcrafted ones. In addition, the collective hosts candle-making and crafting events for all ages, from “Sunday Fundays” to “Wine and Wicks,” and is available for private parties. The breakfast cost is $5 with advance reservation— prepayment is available at www. or RSVP to info@ and pay at the door. Non-reserved walk-ins that morning are $10. For more information, visit the website

MALTA — The Malta Business and Professional Association (MBPA) has announced its 2018 Annual Dinner event scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 at Panza’s Restaurant, located on the southern end of Saratoga Lake. The Capital District business community is invited to attend this event to learn more about the MBPA, meet and chat with business owners and learn how the latest tax-law changes may affect local businesses in 2018. Keith Hall, President of the National Association for the Self Employed, will lead a discussion on how the recent changes to the tax law can benefit local companies. The cost for pre-registered MBPA members and their guests is $45, while for non-members and walk-ins it is $55. Cocktail hour runs from 6 to 7 p.m.; dinner is 7 to 8 p.m.; and Hall’s formal presentation begins at 8 p.m. To register or learn more, visit or email Pam Grandin at



CUMBERLAND FARMS WORK STARTS by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY WILTON — After months of delays, tree removal and site work commenced this week at the Daniels Road and Maple Avenue intersection for a Cumberland Farms convenience store that was approved by town officials nearly a year ago. Ross Galloway, a site acquisition manager for First Hartford Corp. in Connecticut, said the company’s 5,275-squarefoot store would be most comparable to a Cumberland Farms on Troy-Schenectady Road in Albany County. A minor cleanup project delayed the start of construction in Wilton until late last year, according to Galloway. He added that Guilderlandbased Emco Construction would be managing work at the site from this point forward. Emco Construction Vice President Kevin Huntington, when reached for comment this week, said that all of the trees would be promptly cut down and disposed of in a chipper machine at the 2.5-acre site.

Heavy machinery preparing a site in Wilton this week for construction of a new Cumberland Farms. Photo by Super Source Media LLC.

The newly remodeled convenience store in Milton. Photo provided.

“It’s just another day at the office,” Huntington offered, as work crews were efficiently completing that same task. Huntington explained that his firm specializes in both renovations and full build-outs of Cumberland Farms stores.

Site plans for the new Cumberland Farms in Wilton include an “extensive landscape” design... He said a renovation project, including one that Emco Construction recently finished on Geyser Road in Milton, typically takes about 10 weeks of construction work and at least another week to clean and stock the store. Huntington said the Maple Avenue work is expected to take about 20 weeks, which indicates that opening the store would occur in late July or early August. Site plans for the new Cumberland Farms in Wilton include an “extensive landscape” design, he added.

Week of March 30 – April 5, 2018

SARATOGA FARMERS’ MARKET LAUNCHES EASY ORDERING APP SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is creating new access to local food by bringing its vendors online with a virtual farmers’ market. The market is taking advantage of technology created by the Farmers Market Federation of New York, in partnership with Rhode Island-based food technology company Crave Food Systems, to empower markets across the state. The custom online marketplace, FreshFoodNY, is an app that allows shoppers to discover new favorite New York vendors, pre-order their desired items and pick up at the market, all in support of New York’s local food economy. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market features between 50 and 80 local producers, in winter and summer respectively, with a variety of fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, prepared foods and much more. The farmers’ market has been operating for 40 years and is proud to be a community gathering space featuring activities for children and families, special events, and live music. By increasing the convenience of discovering and pre-ordering local food, the market hopes to increase food traffic at the market and business for vendors. While offering eaters new access to a wide variety of New York farmers’ market items, FreshFoodNY is also a powerful eCommerce tool to strengthen food businesses, at no cost to them. It has the potential to directly strengthen New York’s food economy by making it more convenient for New Yorkers to buy local. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Crave Food Systems on this new tool that will make local food more accessible and easy to shop for,” said Julia Howard, market administrator. To discover some of the best New York-grown goods from the convenience of your phone, download the FreshFoodNY app for iOS or Android. ABOUT SARATOGA FARMERS’ MARKET MARKET: The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is a year-round farmers’ market that hosts a wide variety of local

farms and producers. From May to October, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market is held on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at High Rock Park in downtown Saratoga Springs. From November to April, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market is held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Baths building at 65 S. Broadway in the Saratoga Spa State Park. ABOUT CRAVE FOOD SYSTEMS: Crave Food Systems Corporation (CFS), established in 2014, is a food technology company that brings eCommerce and marketing tools to farmers, fishermen, artisans and the local communities they serve. CFS believes the right technology can open the door to healthier food for all.

Week of March 30 – April 5, 2018


Teacher of the Week:

Ms. Susan Moore-Palumbo Photos provided.

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Susan Moore-Palumbo has been a teacher for 32 years, 20 spent in the South Glens Falls school district, and the first 12 at Albany High School. Moore-Palumbo has a master’s in education; she teaches AP Biology and Forensics. This year, she also taught Living Environment for 29 years. Moore-Palumbo co-wrote the Forensics course used at the high school with a colleague, tweaking it over the years upon reflection. She also taught the Facial Reconstruction portion of the course to other educators in the area with the colleague she co-wrote the class with. “In addition, we did fundraisers through Barnes and Noble so that we could take our students to the Bodies Exhibit in NYC. We took the field trip for about six years, before the museum was wiped out by Hurricane Sandy. Many of the kids had never been to New York City before and they loved the museum and the boat ride we took around the harbor to see the Statue of Liberty. I have collaborated with many of my colleagues to write curriculum to make science content more engaging and relevant to student lives which in turn helps students to be interested in science and helps them to be successful in high school,” Moore-Palumbo stated. Moore-Palumbo comes from a long line of educators that includes her mother, grandmother, and aunts. “I knew from an early age I wanted to go into education, but my parents really didn’t want me to. So, I went into biology instead and got my biology degree, worked in industry for year, and then decided to go back for my master’s in education. My mother had taught in the city schools in Syracuse and

all of her friends tried to dissuade me from education. They just thought that it was a hard profession, but it’s where my heart is. Once I went into it they were very proud of me,” she explained. Moore-Palumbo is also a Key Club adviser. “Key Club is a service organization, the high school arm of Kiwanis. As an adviser, it gives me a chance to share Moore-Palumbo and former student, LeNaye, at my passion for her pinning ceremony to become an LPN. volunteering with my students and to teach them extra mile for folks in need,” to be service-oriented. We said Michelle Larkin, Executive volunteer for bell ringing for Director of Rebuilding Together Salvation army, have made dog Saratoga County. toys for a local shelter, have an Moore-Palumbo met her annual dinner for senior citizens husband of 31 years, Frank, at the before our school play, helped at College of Environmental Science Moreau State park, etc. We try and Forestry in Syracuse. Frank to do at least one service project is a landscape architect and they each month,” she said. have two sons, Colin and Peter. Aside from teaching, Moore- In her free time, she loves to be Palumbo is a very active volunteer outside, either walking, hiking, or in the community. For six years, skiing. She is also an avid traveler, she served as the timing chief having been to several countries and in other capacities for the in Europe, Mexico, Belize, Costa Saratoga Rowing Association, Rica, and the Czech Republic. where her son was on the team. “Costa Rica is a biologist’s She was also a Cub Scout Leader, dream come true. It’s fabulous a Literacy Board member, Boy because of that. To be in a rain Scouts of America Science Merit forest was amazing,” she said. Badge Counselor, and with her In the summer, Moorehusband, Wilton Rotary Club Palumbo teaches an aquatic eco Volunteer of the Year in the 1990s. course and an environmental Moore-Palumbo was also science course through St. Rose. instrumental in the creation of She is retiring from South Glens Rebuilding Together Saratoga Falls in June 2018. County as a founding board “Going into education is a member. Though she no longer great career and I think sometimes serves on the board, she is still as teachers we dissuade kids from a site captain and volunteer going into education but it’s a coordinator each year. wonderful field if you love it and “If there is a need, Susan is the I’ve always loved what I’ve done. first person to raise her hand and I have incredible colleagues. It’s offer to help. She is compassionate, a lot of fun to be an educator,” caring, and willing to go the Moore-Palumbo said.

Flowers Moore-Palumbo received from her son that said, “Happy last first day of school.”



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BALLSTON SPA — Elementary students from Ballston Spa recently showed off their scientific skills at the Ballston Spa Central School District’s fourth annual Elementary Science and Engineering Fair at the Milton Terrace/Wood Road Elementary School Cafeteria. Participants included over 50 students from the kindergarten through fifthgrade from the four different local elementary schools. Students experimented with chemistry, biology and physics among other areas of science and engineering in their projects. Many interesting subjects were

studied, including using fruits and vegetables to produce electricity and the properties of Ooblek. Ballston Spa High School students from National Honor Society, Robotics and the International Baccalaureate Program were also at the fair reviewing the younger students’ projects. Rather than a traditional competition-based event, the science and engineering fair awards each individual student for their abilities to explain different aspects of their experiments. The event is a collaboration of the high school and the elementary schools working together to get

students interested in science and engineering. The Science and Engineering Fair is part of the Ballston Spa Central School District’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) initiative, along with Super Science Saturday in January and a Code-a-Thon in the fall. Additional information is available by contacting Ballston Spa K-12 Science Coordinator Diane Irwin,, or at the High School by calling 518-8847150. Please visit the Elementary Science and Engineering Fair website at for more details on this year’s event.

SARATOGA SPRINGS NATIVE AWARDED THE THOURON AWARD SARATOGA SPRINGS — Nicholas Stiansen, a 2014 SSHS graduate, recently received the prestigious Thouron Award to further his post graduate education in the U.K. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he is a senior. Each scholarship winner receives tuition and stipends for as long as two years to earn a graduate degree. Stiansen studies bioengineering with a focus on medical devices. He works as an undergraduate research assistant on campus

in Beth Winkelstein’s Spine Pain Research Laboratory where he studies cervical spine biomechanics. He is also a teaching assistant for a junior-level bioengineering lab and served at the president of the Engineering Dean’s Advisory Board and the treasurer of the Biomedical Engineering Society. While at SSHS, Stiansen received many honors with football, academics, and the Yaddo Medal.

Nicholas Stiansen. Photo provided.

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Sonatina Scholarship CAPITAL REGION — The opportunity to attend a summer piano camp at Sonatina in Old Bennington on a scholarship is possible this summer due to the generosity of Sonatina alumni. All levels of piano ability will be considered eligible for the scholarship. Recipients must be students aged 7-16 who live within a 100 mile radius of Bennington. This year a panel of five local volunteers will review and approve the applications, awarding the scholarships to the most passionate and deserving individuals. The deadline of April 6 is fast approaching so applicants are requested to visit www.benningtonareaartscouncil. org to download a scholarship application or receive more information by calling 802-442-5758.

Saratoga Springs CSD 2018 Continuing Education Program SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs City School District is proud to present their 50th year of providing knowledge above and beyond. The Spring 2018 program entitled “Magnify the Mind,” provides Adult Education courses supported by the districts Continuing Education Department. Courses can be viewed and registration for, through: www.saratoga.cr3.

Applications Available for Saratoga Hospital Summer Student Volunteer Program – SSOAR SARATOGA SPRINGS — Applications are now available for Students Sharing Opportunities and Responsibilities (SSOAR), Saratoga Hospital’s unique summer program offering local rising junior and senior high school students opportunities for community service in a healthcare environment. SSOAR participants will volunteer at least 48 hours in one of several areas of the hospital, including the Gift Shoppe, Treasures Consignment Boutique, medical/ surgical floors, and emergency department. Accepted SSOAR participants are required to


attend a mandatory orientation June 26. Completed applications must be received/postmarked by April 6. Detailed information and application requirements are available at www. volunteering, through high school guidance offices, and at the Front Desk of Saratoga Hospital. For email inquiries, students may contact Betsy St. Pierre, Director of Volunteer Services, at

Saratoga Builders Association to Offer $1,000 Scholarship SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Builders Association, Inc. will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to one student in 2018. This scholarship is available to students planning

21 to pursue a construction industry education. The scholarship is open to any high school senior or college undergraduate in Saratoga County planning to pursue a construction education at a two or four-year college or students who would like to purchase tools for employment in construction. Applications must

be postmarked on or before April 1. Only the first 25 completed applications will be accepted so early submission is encouraged. The winner and their school will be notified by June 1. Contact Barry Potoker, Executive Director, at 518-366-0946 or for eligibility information.

Ballston Spa OM Teams Compete at Regional Tournament

Saratoga County Fair Scholarships SARATOGA COUNTY — This year the NYSAAF and NYSSA will be awarding up to seven $1,000 scholarships to current New York State high school seniors and students enrolled in college. To qualify, a student must be active currently or have been active in the past at the Saratoga County Fair or with the New York State Showpeople’s Association. All applicants from Saratoga County must submit their applications through the Saratoga County Fair no later than Friday, April 13. Application is open to all students regardless of their field of study. However, additional consideration may be given to those applicants pursuing a degree in a field related to agriculture, fair management or the outdoor amusement business. Applications must be printed and completed from the web at For more information, contact the Saratoga County Fair office at 518-885-9701.

Schuylerville Community Theater Scholarship SCHUYLERVILLE — The Schuylerville Community Theater (SCT) is offering their monetary scholarship for a high school senior graduating in June from a school in Saratoga, Warren, or Washington Counties. Applicants for the SCT Vicki K. Wolfe Scholarship must be entering an accredited college, two or four years, in the fall and be majoring in music, dance, drama, or theater arts. To apply or to have any inquiries answered, email Michele Peters at michele.peters@ Applications must be postmarked by April 20.

BALLSTON SPA — Eight teams from the Ballston Spa Central School District recently participated in the Region 6 Odyssey of the Mind Competition hosted by the Galway Central School District. Over 300 students on 44 teams from 15 school districts creatively solved problems and performed for judges, parents and supporters. The Region 6 Odyssey of the Mind Competition was coordinated by the WSWHE BOCES Enrichment Resource Center. Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition for students of all ages. It encourages students to use their imaginations and work together to solve challenges. Each team has a volunteer adult coach to help with the entry forms; however, the students make all the decisions regarding costumes, props, and their approach to solving and performing the problems.

Photos provided.

Students from three Ballston Spa teams qualified for the New York State competition which will be held on April 7 in Binghamton. The Mocumentary! Seriously? (Classics) and the A Stellar Hangout (Performance) teams from Ballston Spa High School and the Animal House (Structure) team from Malta Avenue Elementary School won first place in their respective events. An additional team

from Malta Avenue Elementary School placed third in the A Stellar Hangout (Performance) competition. Other teams from Ballston Spa were from the Ballston Spa Middle School and the Milton Terrace Elementary School. Complete results are available at www.scores.nysoma. org/region6.php and additional information is on the New York State Odyssey of the Mind website at


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INVENT THE FUTURE TODAY AT CAMP INVENTION®! Wild and crazy ideas become reality in this year’s all-new Camp Invention program, Fast Forward! A nonprofit program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention allows children in kindergarten through 6th grade to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork – all while having FUN! Activities include challenges and achievements from the brightest thinkers around—National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees – to inspire children! At Camp Invention children are empowered to question, brainstorm, collaborate and invent! From talking mirrors to toasters that know how to cook their favorite foods, children invent and build models of smart gadgets and explore smart energy in Mod My Mini Mansion™. In Robotic Pet Vet™ children will become robotic pet veterinarians to diagnose puppy problems and design and build dog park attractions using real tools! Explore sensors by experimenting with light and dark surfaces with a selfdriving robot in Optibot™. Children

will be inspired by land, sea and air vehicles as they design their own futuristic vehicle. In Stick To It™ children learn that inventing is fun but not always easy. Each day will present a new challenge meant to inspire them to think big while they explore what it is like to be a physicist, engineer and entrepreneur. Local educators lead the week of fun, hands-on, STEM activities that allow children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up. Camp Invention locations are nation-wide, including many throughout the Saratoga region. Register on or before March 23, 2018 using promo code RegCamp25 to receive $25 off the base price. Use RegCamp15 on or before May 4, 2018 to receive $15 off the base price. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit or call 800-9684332 to secure your child’s spot today! If your child still wants the Camp Invention experience, but has completed 6th grade, he or she can participate in our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program! Those entering the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades can join our CIT program, where they’ll gain real world experience on how to be a positive mentor and coach.



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Spring Festival Highlights Local Food Systems

Saturdays, 9 to 1 Lincoln Baths Building at the Spa State Park

by Himanee Gupta-Carlson for Saratoga TODAY Photos by Pattie Garrett. THE SARATOGA FARMERS’ MARKET hosts its third annual Spring Festival tomorrow. Between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., the festival will feature

hourly workshops and familyfriendly activities aimed at helping both market regulars and newcomers gain a stronger understanding of how the local food system operates. All of the workshops are free, open to all ages, and will offer attendees gifts. The schedule includes: • A 9 a.m. presentation on beekeeping by Rick Green of Ballston Lake Apiaries. Green, a recently retired market vendor, will discuss the life cycle of bees and give an introduction to beekeeping. Hives will be available for purchase, and free beverages will be offered to all attendees. • A 10 a.m. session on making the most of your CSA with Justine Denison of Denison Farm. This workshop will offer tips on storing and using produce and will outline the benefits of signing up for a CSA share. Anouk Booneman, co-founder of Spring Into Health will offer a live cooking demonstration during this session, using seasonal produce. Attendees will receive a free Saratoga Farmers’ Market tote bag. • An 11 a.m. workshop on seed bombs by Cornell Cooperation Extension Master Gardener Lori

Bishop. Bishop will demonstrate how to make seed bombs and will send attendees home with seed packets to create these life giving bombs themselves. • A 12 p.m. demonstration on succulents by Suzanne Balet of Balet Flowers and Design. Balet will offer information about planting and caring for succulents and offer all attendees to plant their own succulent to take home. In addition, the Friends of the Market will host a take-home

planting activity for children of all ages and abilities, and the Children’s Museum of Saratoga will offer a spring-themed activity. Over the past two years, the festival has drawn hundreds of visitors, and in 2016 it prompted I Love NY to declare the Saratoga Farmers’ Market the No. 1 Must Visit Farmers’ Market in the state. The goal, says market director Julia Howard, is to raise awareness of the value of local food and farming in a fun way. “Getting people

involved in their local food scene is a great way to get them to participate in it. The farmers’ market embraces its role in this respect as an educator and resource on local food.” The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at the Lincoln Baths Building in the Saratoga Spa State Park through April. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; and contact friends@ for volunteer opportunities.

Cheese and Herb Quiche • Time: 2 hours • Yields 16 servings

INGREDIENTS * Find these Ingredients at the Farmers’ Market!

• 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt • ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into cubes • 2 tbsp. olive oil

• 1 medium onion*, finely chopped • Pepper • 4 large eggs* • 1 cup crème fraîche* • 1 cup whole milk*

• 4 ½ oz. extra-sharp cheese*, coarsely grated (about 1½ cups) • 2 tbsp. chopped chives • ½ c. fresh, flat-leaf parsley*, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Pie crust: In a food processor, pulse together flour and salt. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add ¼ cup ice water and pulse until dough comes together into a ball. Divide dough in half, shape each into ½-inch-thick rectangle, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. 2. Working 1 at a time on a lightly floured surface, roll dough piece into 16 x 7-inch rectangles, then place into two 13 x 4-inch rectangular tart pans with removable bottoms; cut away excess. Refrigerate at least 20 minutes. 3. Heat oven to 375°F. Place tart pans on a large baking sheet. Place a large sheet of non stick foil inside each and fill with pie weights. Bake 15 minutes, then carefully remove foil and weights and bake until bottoms feel dry and sandy and are starting to turn golden brown, 5 to 10

minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. 4. Pie Filling: Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil on medium and cook onion with salt and pepper, covered, stirring occasionally for 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender. Uncover and cook until starting to caramelize, 5 to 10 minutes more. Let cool slightly. 5. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, crème fraîche, milk, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Stir in cheese, chives, parsley, and onion. Fill tart shells with egg mixture and bake until just set in center, 40 to 45 minutes. Let rest at least 10 minutes before serving. Notes: The pie crust can be made up to 2 days ahead or frozen for up to 1 month and the quiche can be baked up to 1 day ahead of time. Two round tart pans may be used in place of rectangular pans.

Adapted from recipe by Anna Helm Baxter and featured on



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Start your soups with Homemade Chicken Broth made with a Soup Sock.


by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY


my Foodie Friends. Although it is the start to spring, we still have the chilling days and cold nights. Soup was a meal that my mother made often to serve our household of seven people (five being young children). Coming in from school in the afternoons or a day of play outside with our neighborhood kids, I could taste the soup through the aroma. A soup that is dear to my heart that evokes Italian childhood memories of my mother’s cooking is Pastina Chicken Soup. She would make her own homemade chicken broth and tiny little pasta shaped in the form of stars known as “pastina.” Chicken broth is a staple in most Italian households. You can rest assured that there will be a few quarts in the freezer at all times. You need a really good homemade broth to make pastina, vegetable soups, risottos, sauces, and chicken dishes pop with flavor. There was one essential item that my mother had to have to assist

her with the process of making her broth, the soup sock. You can fill these cotton mesh bags with your favorite herbs and ingredients for flavoring stocks and soups. The finely woven material holds delicate herbs or expands to accommodate everything from bones to chopped vegetables. When cooking is complete, simply remove the bag – no need for straining! They are made of strong, 100 percent fine cotton mesh. The soup sock comes in a large size to accommodate all sorts of flavoring ingredients, from bones and whole vegetables to herb leaves. They will not impart odors or flavors into soups or stocks. The best part is that they help with a mess-free cooking – no need for straining. The packets of soup socks come in sets of three and they are made in the U.S.A. So my Foodie Friends pull up your socks at 33 Railroad Place and say Sock it to me! Remember: “Life Happens in the Kitchen.”

Take Care, John & Paula

• 1 Whole Chicken 3 ½ lbs. with neck and giblets • 1 medium onion, quartered • 4 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled • 1 small handful of parsley, plus 3 tablespoons chopped • 4 sprigs fresh thyme • 2 stalks of celery

• 2 large carrots cut into 1-inch slices • 2 medium parsnips cut into 1-inch slices • 3 ½ quarts cold water • 1 teaspoon salt • ¼ teaspoon black pepper • 1�8 teaspoon crushed red pepper

INSTRUCTIONS 1. 1. In a soup sock, place the chicken, neck, giblets, onion, garlic, carrots, parsnips, celery, parsley sprigs, and thyme. Close the open end of the sock by either tying a knot with the mesh ends or using butcher’s twine. 2. Place the sock in a large pot. Pour in the water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Skim the liquid. Add salt, black pepper, and red pepper. Reduce the heat to moderately low, set on the cover askew, and simmer gently so the liquid is just bubbling for 50 minutes. 3. Use tongs to turn the soup sock around in the pot so the knotted end is facing up. Using a pot holder to grab the end, carefully lift the bag from the stock and place it in a large bowl. Transfer the bag to a carving board with grooves to capture the juices. As juices collect in the grooves, lift up the board and pour the juices back into the cooking pot. 4. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, cut a long slit in the sock. Cut or pull the chicken from the bones and cut the meat into bite-size pieces, discarding the skin and bones. Transfer to a container. Cut the carrots and parsnips into pieces and add to the chicken. Cover and refrigerate.

INSTRUCTIONS 1. In a large stockpot, bring the homemade chicken broth and Parmesan rind to a boil over medium-high heat. 2. Add the pastina noodles and cook until tender for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 3. Add the chicken, heat for about 3 minutes. 4. Remove the Parmesan rind and discard. 5. Stir in ½ of the cheese and season with sea salt to taste. 6. Ladle into soup bowls and sprinkle with the remaining cheese, if desired. Serve with warm, crusty Italian bread for sopping up any extra broth.

Office for the Aging Lunch Program

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INGREDIENTS • 6 cups chicken broth • 1 2-inch Parmesan cheese rind • 1 cup pastina • 2 cups diced cooked chicken • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese • Sea salt to taste

Served at the Saratoga Senior Center








• Baked Fish & Dijon Sauce • Brown Rice • Tuscan Blend Vegetables • Warm Berry Crunch

• Chicken & Biscuit • Broccoli • Fresh Orange

• Stuffed Pepper • Open Faced Casserole Hot Turkey Sandwich • Mexican Corn • Warm Spiced • Butternut Squash Peaches • Peas • Tropical Fruit


5 • Roast Beef with Gravy • Red Bliss Potatoes • Carrots • Fruit Jello with Whipped Topping

Menu Subject to Change. Coffee, tea and butter are served daily. The suggested contribution is $2/meal. There is a $6 fee for guests under the age of 60. Please make checks payable to: Northeast Dining and Lodging, c/o Saratoga County Office for the Aging, 152 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020


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Week of March 30 – April 5, 2018 RELIGION

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Week of March 30 – April 5, 2018

PLACES OF WORSHIP Adirondack Christian Fellowship  

Christ Episcopal Church*

Grace Fellowship Saratoga*

8 Mountain Ledge, Wilton Contact: 581-587-0623 | Services: Sunday 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.

15 West High Street, Ballston Spa Contact: 518-885-1031 Services: Sunday 8 and 10 a.m.

Adirondack Friends Meeting

Christian Restoration Ministries

165 High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-691-0301 | Pastor: Mike Adams Services: Sundays 9 and 11 a.m.

27 Saratoga Avenue, South Glens Falls Contact: 518-793-3755 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Saratoga Senior Center: 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-796-4323 | Pastor Pat Roach Services: Sunday 6:30 p.m.

Assembly of God Faith Chapel

Christian Science Church

6 Burgoyne Street, Schuylerville Contact: 518-695-6069 Rev. Jason Proctor Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m.

107 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-0221 Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

Assembly of God Saratoga

257 Rowland Street, Ballston Spa Contact: 518-885-6524 Services: Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.

118 Woodlawn Avenue, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-6081 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Bacon Hill Reformed Church* 560 Route 32N, Bacon Hill Contact: 518-695-3074 Rev. Janet Vincent Services:10 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa Contact: 518-885-7312 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Ballston Spa United Methodist Church 101 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa Contact: 518-885-6886 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Baha’i Community of Saratoga Springs Saratoga Springs Public Library, Glasby Room Contact: 518-692-7694, 518-885-0876, 1-800-22UNITE | Public Meetings: 1st Tuesdays 7 p.m. Bethesda Episcopal Church* 41 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-5980 | The Very Rev’d Marshall J. Vang Services: Sunday 8 a.m and 10 a.m. Burnt Hills United Methodist Church* 816 Route 50, Burnt Hills Contact: 518-399-5144 | Pastor Holly Nye Services: Sunday 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m.

Community Alliance Church

Congregation Shaara Tfille* 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-2370 | Services: Saturday 10 a.m. Corinth Free Methodist Church   20 Hamilton Avenue, Corinth Contact: 518-654-9255, 518-792-0271 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Corinth United Methodist Church 243 Main Street, Corinth Contact: 518-654-2521 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Cornerstone Community Church 100 Saratoga Village Boulevard. #8 Ballston Spa. Contact: 518-664-5204 | Pastor Frank Galerie Services: Sunday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Community 2001 Route 9, Round Lake Contact: 518-877-8506 | Services: Saturday: 4 p.m. Sunday: 8 and 11 a.m. Eastern Orthodox — Christ the Savior 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake Contact: 518-212-7845 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. First Baptist Church of Saratoga Springs 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-6301 | Services: Sunday Noon

Calvary Capital District

First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa

5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs Contact: Pastor Andrew Holt Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

202 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa Contact: 518-885-8361 | Services: 10:30 a.m., (9 a.m. in July and August) Sunday School: 9 a.m. (all ages)

Church of Christ at Clifton Park

First Presbyterian Church of Ballston Spa

7 Old Route 146, Clifton Park Contact: 518-371-6611 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m.

22 West High Street, Ballston Spa Contact: 518-885-5583 Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church

Full Gospel Tabernacle

768 Charlton Road, Charlton Contact: 518-399-4831 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

207 Redmond Road, Gansevoort Contact: 518-793-2739 Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

Christ Community Reformed Church

Galway United Methodist Church

1010 Route 146, Clifton Park Contact: 518-371-7654 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

2056 East Street, Galway Contact: 518-882-6520 Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. (9 a.m. in July and August)

Greater Grace Community Church 100 Saratoga Village, Building 17, Ballston Spa Contact: 518-899-7777 | Pastor David Moore Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Greenfield Center Baptist Church 30 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center Contact: 518-893-7429 Services: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. (all ages) Highway Tabernacle Church 235 Hudson Avenue, Mechanicville Contact: 518-664-4442 Services: Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Hope Church 206 Greenfield Avenue, Ballston Spa Contact: 518-885-7442 Services: Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Jonesville United Methodist 963 Main Street, Clifton Park Contact: 518-877-7332 Services: Sunday: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Living Springs Free Methodist Church 59 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-1003 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Living Waters Church of God 4330 State Route 50, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-587-0484 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Malta Presbyterian Church 118 Dunning Street, Malta Contact: 518-899-5992 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Malta Ridge United Methodist Church 729 Malta Avenue Extension, Malta Contact: 518-581-0210 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Middle Grove United Methodist Church* 429 Middle Grove Rd, Middle Grove Contact: 518-581-2973 Pastor Bonnie Bates Services: Sunday 9 a.m. Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 100 Cresent Street, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-9441 Rev. Dr. Victor L. Collier Services: 10 a.m. Perry Road Baptist Church* 150 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-587-0711 Pastor Thomas Van McClain Services: Sunday 10 a.m. New Life Fellowship* 51 Old Gick Road, ­­Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-580-1810 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

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St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church*

Simpson United Methodist Church

970 Rt. 146, Clifton Park Contact: 518-899-1200 | Services: Sunday 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and Noon

167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa Contact: 518-885-7411 | Services: Saturday: 4 p.m. Sunday: 8:30, 10:30 a.m., and Noon

1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls Contact: 518-85-4794 Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m.

Starpoint Church 410 21st Century Park Dr., Clifton Park Contact: 518-899-1200 | Services: 9:30 a.m. and 11a.m. Old Saratoga Reformed Church* 48 Pearl Street, Schuylerville Contact: Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Old Stone Church (American Baptist) 159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa Contact: 518-583-1002 Services: 10:30 a.m. Olde Liberty Baptist 600 Route 67 Malta Contact: Services: Sunday: 10, 11 a.m., and 2 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church* 73 Midline Road, Ballston Lake Contact: 518-399-5713 Services: Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Porter Corners United Methodist Church* 512 Allen Road, Porter Corners Service: Sunday 8:45 a.m. Followed by Fellowship Arlene Schmidt, CLM Presbyterian-NE Congregational Church 24 Circular St, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-6091 | Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Quaker Springs United Methodist Church* 466 Route 32, Schylerville Contact: 518-695-3101 | Pastor Ben Lalka Services: Sunday 9 a.m.

St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church*

Soul Saving Station for Every Nation Christ Crusaders of America

771 Route 29, Rock City Falls Contact: 518-885-4677 | Services: Sunday: 8:30 a.m.

62 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-3122 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

Stillwater Christian Fellowship

149 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-0904 | Services: Saturday: 5 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 and 11 a.m. St. Peter Lutheran Church

Meeting at Liberty Ridge Farm 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke Contact: 518-288-8802 Services: 10 a.m.

2776 Route 9, Malta Contact: 518-583-4153 Services: Sunday: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m.

Stillwater United Church (Presbyterian U.S.A.) 747 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater Contact: 518-664-7984 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Temple Sinai*

1 Grove Street, Schuylerville Contact: 518-695-3918 Rev. Donna J. Arnold Services: Sunday 8 and 9 a.m.

509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-8730 | Shabbat Services: Friday: 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. (rotating schedule); Saturday: 10:30 a.m.

St. Therese Chapel (RC)

Terra Nova Church*

1 Wilton-Gansevoort Road, Gansevoort Contact: 518-792-2276 Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-833-0504 | Services: Sunday 9 a.m.

St. Thomas of Canterbury

The Salvation Army/ Worship, Service & Community Center

242 Grooms Road, Halfmoon Contact: 518-348-0842 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga Abundant Life Church 2 Hutchins Road, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-885-5456 | Services: Sunday 8:20 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Saratoga Chabad 130 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-526-0773 |

27 Woodlawn Avenue, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-1640 Services: Praise & Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort Contact: 518-584-9107 | Rev. Keith Mann Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

River of Hope Fellowship

Saratoga Friends Meeting (Quaker)

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs*

100 Saratoga Village Boulevard Malta Commons, Ste. 3 Contact: Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

571 Rt32, Quaker Springs Contact: 518-587-7477 | 518-399-5013 Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-1555 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter

Saratoga United Methodist Church*

Unity Church in Albany

241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-2375 Services: Saturday: 5 p.m. Sunday: 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m.

175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-3720 | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church*

Saratoga Seventh-Day Adventist Church

21 King Avenue, Albany Contact: 518-453-3603 Services: Sunday 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m.

231 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-6122 Services: Weekdays: 8 a.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday: 8, 10 a.m., and 5 p.m. Spanish Mass: 1 p.m.

399 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-587-6951 | Services: Sabbath School: 10 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m.

St. George’s Episcopal Church

Schuylerville United Methodist Church

912 Route 146, Clifton Park Contact: 518-371-6351 | Services: Saturday: 4:30 p.m. Sunday: 7:30 , 9, and 11:30 a.m.

51 Church Street, Schuylerville Contact: 518-695-3101 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m.

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church*

971 Route 146, Clifton Park Contact: 518-371-7964 Services: Sunday 9 and 10:45 a.m.

3159 Route 9N, Greenfield Center Contact: 518-893-7680 Services: Saturday: 4 p.m. Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

Shenendehowa United Methodist

West Charlton United Presbyterian Church 1331 Sacandaga Road, West Charlton Contact: 518-882-9874 | Rev. Thomas Gregg Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Wilton Baptist Church 755 Saratoga Road, Wilton Contact: 518-583-2736 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

*Wheelchair Accessible




A Night to Shine: 2018 APT Movie Awards Adirondack Productions and Theater, Inc. (APT) Annual Show will be performed on Friday, April 6 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at the Glens Falls High School Auditorium. Suggested donation: $6 for adults and $3 for children. This year’s show, which is our eleventh production, is called “A Night to Shine: 2018 APT Movie Awards” and will feature songs and related vignettes from well-known movies, including Beauty and the Beast, Footloose, Lion King and many more. APT is a local theater program which provides an opportunity for selfexpression and personal growth through performing and visual arts for adults 18 and over, including those with disabilities. For more information contact PJ or Autumn at Malta BPA 2018 Annual Dinner The dinner event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, from 6 – 9 Panza’s Restaurant located on Saratoga Lake. Cost for pre-registered members and their guests is $45 and for notyet-members and all walk-ins, $55. Cocktail hour 6 -7 p.m.; dinner 7 – 8 p.m.; program begins at 8 p.m. Learn more about the MBPA, and learn how the latest tax law changes may affect your business in 2018. Keith Hall, President of the National Association for the Self Employed, will lead a discussion on how the recent changes to the tax law can benefit you and your company. To register for this year’s event, visit www.MaltaBPA. org or email Pam Grandin at Havurah Vatik Saratoga area seniors, ages 55 plus, are welcome to join us at Congregation Shaara Tfille for “Stories of Life in Today’s Israel with special guests from Eshkol,” on Tuesday, April 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Two visitors from the Eshkol region of Israel will share reflections on their lives

as parents and working mothers and will share their talents as photographer and baker. Keren Borovsky Oren will talk about her history as a Lieutenant in the Israeli army and her current work as pastry chef and owner of a small bakery. Tamara Domowitz Cohen will recall her army service as a Lieutenant serving in the Chief of Staff ’s headquarters and her current and successful avocation as a landscape photographer, with exhibitions in several foreign capitals. A catered lunch will follow. Please RSVP by April 11 by calling Temple Sinai Havurah vitik reservation line at 518-584-8730, ext. 4. Sustainable Saratoga Backyard Composting Have you ever thought about composting but found it daunting to get started? We have the solution for you! Come join Sustainable Saratoga for a Backyard Composting Workshop on Wednesday, April 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Participants will receive: • A compost bin (for a small donation) • An introduction to the basics of composting. • Ongoing support and assistance with troubleshooting as needed. RSVP your interest by April 1 to Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We will contact you with details about the workshop and distribution of bins. For do-ityourselfers, there is a possibility that we may offer instruction for building your own compost bin. If you are interested, be sure to mention whether you are interested in this option when you respond. Good Scout Award The Twin Rivers Council Boy Scouts will hold their Saratoga Good Scout Dinner on April 18 at the Saratoga Springs Holiday Inn, located at 232 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. This event will honor Dehn’s Flowers, Inc. and families for their 125 years of outstanding community service and demonstration of the Scouting values of character, leadership, and service. The event, which includes a silent auction, begins with a reception

at 6 p.m., followed by dinner/ program at 7 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person and can be obtained at www.trcscouting. org/Events/SaraGoodScout. Congratulatory ads and messages can also be included in the event’s program. Proceeds will support Scouting in the Saratoga area. For more information, contact John Koch at 518-644-4438 or Celebrating the Power of Hope In observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we invite you to join us on April 19 at Longfellows Restaurant, from 6 – 9 p.m. We will recognize and thank Saratoga Center for the Family’s community partners, supporters, and sponsors for their continued support and commitment to the Center and our community. The evening will include a cocktail hour with Hors D’oeuvres and cash bar, program during dinner and dessert. For more information, visit celebrating-the-power-of-hope. Tickets available at www.eventbrite. com/e/celebrating-the-power-ofhope-tickets-43996820675. Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser No more “April showers” when we celebrate our Spring Fling for Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser, on Friday, April 27, from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Saratoga/Wilton Elks Lodge, located at 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs. Put on your dancin’ shoes and “tiptoe through the tulips” with Betsy and the ByeGons. This band has been playing 60’s and 70’s music, Pop and Classic Rock and Country music in Saratoga and the Capital Region. Cost for the evening is $20 and includes an Italian meal. Tickets payable at the door. For tables of 8 or more call Judy 518587-5568. A cash bar and raffle baskets, along with selfies by our classic car, will add to your enjoyment. We guarantee that family and friends won’t want to miss this event and support our worthy cause. Want a Free Tree? Celebrate Spring by volunteering to host and nurture one of the 25 large-growing street trees that Sustainable Saratoga’s volunteers will plant on April 28. Trees work hard for Saratoga, saving energy,

Week of March 30 – April 5, 2018 adding value to our homes and neighborhood, filtering our storm water and the air we breathe, and providing homes to songbirds. For more information, send us an email at trees@sustainablesaratoga. org or check out our website, www. Annual Milton Grange Garage Sale This very popular sale will take place on April 28 at 644 Rock City Road, Ballston Spa from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members of the community are encouraged to donate kitchenware, dishes, jewelry, small pieces of furniture, antiques, tools, and other household items in good condition for the sale (no electronics or clothing). Proceeds from the sale are used to support programs in the community including the ECHO Food Pantry and vegetable plants for Head Start students. Please contact Sam at 518-885-6606 to make donation arrangements. Southern Saratoga Art Society Exhibit Artists Jane Morrison, Barbara Aldi and Frank Coletta will be exhibiting their art works in the Clifton Park Senior Community Center Gallery for April. They will be presenting watercolors, oil and acrylic paintings, paintings on foil with special iridescent colors, and pen and ink drawings. The compositions cover a wide range of subject matter and various methods of artistic expression. The Senior Center is located at 6 Clifton Common Drive, Clifton Park. Open Call for Singers The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society welcomes singers for its June concert, “The Gift of Life.” BHOS is a friendly, non-auditioned chorus that continually produces highly artistic choral performances. Pop into one of our rehearsals to experience the thrill of singing under the inspiring direction of William Jon Gray, a nationally recognized choral director. Don’t miss this opportunity to perform imaginative and interesting music, and to collaborate with the finest professional orchestral and vocal soloists in the area. Just ask any of our singers — they will tell you how much they learn, and how much fun it is. We rehearse 7

p.m. Tuesday nights at the BH-BL High School choral room. Our concert features John Rutter’s “The Gift of Life: Six Canticles of Creation.” The performance is Friday, June 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Glenville. To learn more, go to our website: Still have questions? Call 518-416-4060 or find us on Facebook. Retired Senior Volunteer Program Retired Senior Volunteer Program helps recruit volunteers age 55 and older for many community organizations throughout Saratoga County. We will educate you on what is available and help you with your placement. You will be given an orientation and training with your placement. Some ways you could help: home improvement projects, leading activities, mentoring children, peer support, kitchen helpers, exercise instructors, delivering meals to seniors and many more. If interested, please call the RSVP Program 518-884-4110.

Upcoming Meetings Monday, April 2 American Legion Auxiliary 23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa 7 p.m. | The Henry Cornell Post 234 American legion Auxiliary will meet at the post. Wednesday, April Olde Saratoga Seniors Meeting Town Hall, 35 Spring Street, Schuylerville, Noon | It will be a casserole luncheon. Please bring a dish to share. New members always welcome. For Information contact Pat 518-338-2329. Thursday, April 5 Korean War Veterans Association Meeting VFW Home, Veterans’ Way, Saratoga Springs, 1:30 p.m. All veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. For further information or an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037. New members are always welcome. Annual dues for members are $10, $5 for all others.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 30 Tang Guide Tour Tang Teaching Museum, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, Noon Skidmore College student Elena Cruz-Allen ‘18 will lead a tour of the museum as part of the Tang Guides Program. Learn all about the Tang Teaching Museum from a student intimately connected to the history and workings of the Tang. Exhibitions on view are This Place, Rose Ocean: Living with Duchamp, Along the Border, Tel_, Elevator Music 35: Ephraim Asili—Jazz Salt, and to be with art is all we ask: Radical Print Culture from the Steven Leiber Archive, 1967-1987. This tour is free and open to the public.

Opera Saratoga – The Ugly Duckling Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, 2 – 4 p.m. Opera Saratoga’s new production of The Ugly Duckling is a whimsical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale, with an original score by composer Andrew Duncan. Our Opera-to-Go productions allow students to experience the thrill of opera - up close and personal - through a story that encourages young people to accept differences in other people. Acceptance of others and the value of cooperation are themes that are interwoven throughout this year’s Opera-toGo performance. Appropriate for Pre-K to Grades 6.

Fish Dinner Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. New England clam chowder, your choice of broiled or fried

fish, roasted potatoes, baked macaroni and cheese, vegetable, coleslaw, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: Adults $12, Seniors and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card) $11, Children 5–12 $8, Under 5 Free, Take-outs $12. Call 518584-2585 for more information.

Fish Fry Friday Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 32, South of the Village of Victory, 4:30 – 7 p.m. All are welcome, members and non-members. Menu: Fish Fry, Chicken Fry, Clam Fry, Popcorn Shrimp Fry, Chowder, ask about our extra’s and beverages. You are welcome to eat in at our club house or call ahead for take-out 518-695-3917.

Lenten Fish Fry Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy a generous portion of Haddock (baked or fried) with fries and coleslaw for only $11. Take-out is $12. Also available are clam chowder, macaroni and cheese and dessert. Open to the public and families are welcome. Come out and help support these dedicated men who give back to the community so unselfishly.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31 Upstate New York Autism Acceptance Walk Congress Spring Pavilion, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs Noon The walk will take place along the sidewalks on Broadway in Saratoga Springs to promote the acceptance of autistic people in the community. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact

Dance: Senior Capstone Concert Dance Theater, Skidmore College Campus 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Selected dance majors present their original choreography performed by fellow student dancers. Tickets: $12 adults, $9 senior citizens, $5 for students. For information, call 518-580-5392.


CALENDAR Saratoga Chamber Players 31 Seasons The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, 3 p.m. This all-Haydn program with the Trio BelleScarpe is a birthday celebration of the composer’s March 31,1732 birth, featuring violinist Jill Levy, cellist Judith Serkin and pianist Jeannette Koekkoek. These three friends have played together since 2003, and Jill has known Judith since they were teenagers at Curtis Institute. The concert will be followed by a Meet-theMusicians reception. Tickets available online or at the door are $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 students. For program details and ticketing, visit www. events/category/2017-2018concert-season.

SUNDAY, APRIL 1 Easter Breakfast Buffet Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 8:30 – 11 a.m. Menu: Eggs to order, fruit cocktail, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham, corned beef hash, sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, juice, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: Adults $10, Seniors and Military (Active/ Retired with ID Card) $9, Children 5–12 $8, Under 5 Free, Take-outs $10. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

MONDAY, APRIL 2 Brown Bag Lunch Tang Museum, Skidmore College Campus, Saratoga Springs, Noon A lunchtime discussion about the history of zines and contemporary zine-making. The discussion will be led by Carolyn Chernoff, Wendy Anthony, head of special collections at Lucy Scribner Library, Sean Fuller, Tang Museum store and publications manager and co-curator of the exhibition, and Tang Museum store associate Evelyn Wang ‘19. Bring your own lunch;

drinks and refreshments provided. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-580-8080.

TUESDAY, APRIL 3 Rifle Competition Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 32, South of the Village of Victory, 7 p.m. Competition is open to everyone, members or non-members, bring your rifle and ammunition. Call for information 518-695-3917.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 Saratoga Spa State Park Volkswalk Start point: Hilton Garden Inn, 125 S. Broadway, Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m. Register 30 minutes before start. A volkswalk is a leisurely walk (typically 10k or 6.2 miles. A three mile route is also offered) through a scenic and or historic area over a pre-marked trail. Information is available at or

New Parent Meetup Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 10:30 a.m. Parents and babies from birth to one year are invited to stop by for conversation and to spend time with other new parents. The conversation will be facilitated by Rebecca Rovner, birth and postpartum doula. For more events visit

50th Anniversary Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Meet at Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 5:30 p.m. A silent march and vigil to honor and remember Dr. King and to recommit ourselves to justice and peace for all. We will march in silence to Congress Park for a short ceremony. And then congregate in Congress Park, church bells will ring at 6:05 p.m., the time when Dr. King was shot. There will be a brief program including songs from the civil rights era and Dr. King’s own words. For detail, go to

Poetry Readings Caffè Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs Sign-ups 7 p.m. Readings by Jessica Cuello and Anthony Bernini. An open reading will follow. The readings will start at 7:30 p.m. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost is $5 general, free for students. For more information call 518-583-0022 or visit,

THURSDAY, APRIL 5 Foal Patrol Kids The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 191 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m. – Noon The museum will be unveiling the Foal Patrol coloring book and have various fun and educational activities for children. The event is free to attend, and everyone will receive a complimentary copy of the new coloring book, which features artwork by Sharon Crute. There will also be complimentary food and drink and giveaways. All guests in attendance are also encouraged to explore the Museum and its many exhibits, including the Hall of Fame. For more information, visit

Kids’ Day at the Saratoga Automobile Museum Saratoga Automobile Museum, 110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is a free event that will keep your kids busy with crafts, games, stories, STEM activities and a scavenger hunt with a punch pinata. For more information, visit

Movie: “Loving Vincent” Spring Street Gallery, 110 Springs Street, Saratoga Springs, 7:30 p.m. This stunningly original film is a heartbreakingly lovely story about Van Gogh’s life, mostly at the end. The film brings Van Gough’s incredible artistry to life in a way you’ve never before experienced. The movie will also show on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $8 for members and students and $10 for the public. For more information, visit www. The box office opens at 7 p.m.

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Little Shop of Horrors Opens at Cohoes

Music Hall April 5

Parting Glass Hosts Franklin Community Center Benefit on April 7 SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 2nd Annual fundraising benefit for the Franklin Community Center: a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, will take place 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday April 7 at The Parting Glass on Lake Avenue. All levels of expertise are welcome, from the “rookies” tournament to “the main event.”

Registration begins at noon. Suggested entry donations: Main Event or Rookies Tourney - $25 in advance, $35 at the door. One hundred percent of entry donations go directly to the Franklin Community Center. Franklin Community Center is a non-profit human service agency, located at 10 Franklin St.

The center has been providing basic necessities and services to less fortunate individuals and families in the area for 30 years and serves more than 6,000 people annually. For more information about the center or the event, go to: www.franklincommunitycenter. org/fundraising-events/franklincharity-poker-tournament.

Capital Repertory Theatre Announces New Home for 2019 COHOES — Broadway’s favorite doo-wop sci-fi musical comes to the Cohoes Music Hall, Thursday, April 5 to Sunday, April 15. The show features a cast of talented Capital Region teen students. Tickets are $25 ($15 for

students 18 and under), and are available by calling the Palace Theatre box office at 518-465-4663, online at www.parkplayhouse. com, or at the door at the Cohoes Music Hall two hours prior to showtime. Cohoes Music Hall is located at 58 Remsen St.

ALBANY — Capital Repertory Theatre announced it will transfer its operations, in December 2019, to Livingston Square. The National Biscuit Co. building, at 251 N. Pearl Street, will become the new home for Capital Repertory Theatre, with a 300-seat MainStage, 70-seat black box theatre, full time café and box office. The revelation followed New York State’s declaration Monday of

a $1.8 million Restore New York Communities Initiative grant to the City of Albany through Empire State Development. Since August, theREP has been using the property, purchased by its board, for set construction and storage. With completion of architectural drawings, the 30,000-square-foot former bakery will also house new administrative offices, rehearsal rooms, an event space and dedicated costume

and prop shops, allowing for all activities to take place within a single footprint. Residence at the National Biscuit Co. building will allow theREP to expand its programming, with up to 100 more annual events attracting an additional 10,000 patrons; and to expand its educational offerings, which currently reach more than 17,000 students from 64 schools in 39 communities.

Chef’s Challenge Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters at Excelsior Springs SARATOGA SPRINGS — Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, a non-profit mentoring program for children facing adversity, will hold its annual fundraiser, the Chef ’s Challenge, at Excelsior Springs 47 Excelsior Avenue from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24. Big Brothers Big Sisters is planning to raise over $45,000 at the Chef ’s Challenge 2018. The Chef ’s Challenge features seven restaurants, each making a signature dish to compete in the People’s Choice

food competition. Each dish will be paired with a signature cocktail or beverage. Guests will try each dish and vote for their favorite; the winning restaurant will then compete in a head-tohead competition at the next Chef ’s Challenge event. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region serves almost 600 youths in the area by providing them with strong, enduring, professionally supported, oneto-one mentoring relationships. These relationships help children realize their potential

by inspiring their futures, ultimately strengthening their contributions to the community. To adequately sustain a biglittle mentorship, the cost is approximately $1,200 a year. Fundraising events, like the Chef ’s Challenge, contribute to maintaining Big Brothers Big Sisters’ efforts to change the lives of children forever. Tickets vary in prices from $50 to $150 and may be purchased online at: www.bbbscr. eventRegistration.jsp?event=35&.

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Palace Theatre to host “The

Australian Pink Floyd Show” Oct. 5

ALBANY — Since 1988, The Australian Pink Floyd Show has performed in over 35 countries, sold 5 million tickets worldwide, and even played at David Gilmour’s 50th birthday celebration. The ensemble will make an appearance at the Palace

Theatre in Albany on Oct. 5. The tribute show features performances of the music of Pink Floyd with note for note perfection, includes a light and laser show, video animations, state of the art high resolution LED screen technology and

other special effects. Tickets are $69.50, $59.50, $49.50, $39.50 & $29.50 and are on sale at the Palace Theatre Box Office, 19 Clinton Ave., via Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone at 800-745-3000 or online at

Art Weekend in Troy Focuses on Immigration and its Impact in The Capital Region TROY — The Capital District community is welcome to attend a weekend in Troy of visual art at the Collar Works Gallery that highlight film and poetry that raise social justice awareness for immigrants and refugees in the local community. Article 13 takes its title from the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, namely “everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state, and everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and return to his country.” Sandra Rouse and Anne Liljedahl are co-curators of the exhibit. The opening reception will be held during Troy Night Out, 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 30. Artists chosen for the show include Rabbi Linda Motzkin from Temple Sinai in Saratoga Springs. A program of poetry, film, and conversation will take place in the Gallery from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, and an information forum focusing on immigration and its impact in the Capital District takes place 2-4 p.m. Sunday. The panel includes Terence Diggory,

co-coordinator of Saratoga Immigration Coalition. Collar Works Gallery is located at 621 River St. Visual art for Article 13 will continue

Ringo in Saratoga in September

in Collar Works Gallery through May 12. For more information, go to:, or email, or phone the Gallery at 518-285-0765.

Ringo Starr.

Paris, France. Hamburg, Germany. Barcelona, Spain. Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Ringo Starr and his All-Star Band embark on a four-month international tour in early June that will stage a show at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Sept. 14.

The revamped All-Star Band includes Colin Hay - of Men at Work, Graham Gouldman – of 10cc, one-time Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, Santana/Journey keyboardist Gregg Rollie, drummer Gregg Bissonette and sax/flute/ percussionist Warren Ham.

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iTHEATRE Saratoga “SPAC on Stage” Series to Host Youth Theatre Workshop Returns to Saratoga in August

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Last season, iTheatre/CPI debuted a new production workshop at the National Museum of Dance for young people in which participants deconstructed old FrenchCanadian fairytales and gave them a unique 21st century spin. The group will reprise the youth program this summer, open to students ages 9 to 14, with a nominal enrollment fee and scholarships available. This year’s youth workshop project is “Inst-Adventure: Metropolis,” a high-tech adventure based on the classic sci-fi film. Here’s how it works: smart devices will allow audiences to choose the direction the play goes, in a modern take on a choose-your-own-adventure. This year’s workshop will run for two weeks culminating in a handful of performances at the

end of week two. As week one will be focused on the creation of the work and week two will be performance-based, there are opportunities to join for both weeks or one week. Schedule: Monday, June 18 – Friday, June 22 (10:30 a.m. – 3:30p.m.); Monday, June 25 – Thursday, June 28 (10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.). Preview takes place 7 p.m. on June 28, and performances at 7 p.m. on June 29, and at 2 p.m. on June 30 and July 1. There is a nominal tuition fee of $200 per student for the two-week program. Enrollment is limited. Classes and performances take place at the Riggi Theatre in the National Museum of Dance, 99 South Broadway. For more information, contact iTheatre Saratoga at 518-587-5827, or visit:

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Performing Arts Center last week announced its schedule of performers for the popular “SPAC on Stage” series. The series returns for its second season this summer and takes place on four consecutive Monday evenings: Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Noted for its unique seating arrangement that transforms the SPAC amphitheater into an intimate concert experience, the entire audience is placed onstage with the artists, looking out into the theater. Performers include: Russian Renaissance, Nu Deco Ensemble, Black Violin and H’SAO. All performances begin at 8 p.m. With an onstage seating capacity of 350, ticket availability is limited; last season, every performance was sold out. Tickets are $50 or $40, depending on location, and go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, April 2 at: Performance Highlights: Russian Renaissance – Aug. 6. After emerging with the $100,000 Grand Prize at the 2017 M-Prize Competition, the largest prize for chamber music

Nu Deco Ensemble will perform in Saratoga Springs Aug. 13 as part of this summer’s SPAC on Stage series. Photo by Alex Markow

in the world, Russian Renaissance has firmly established itself as one of the most electrifying and exhilarating ensembles of today. Through stunning performances of everything from tango to folk to jazz, Russian Renaissance is redefining the possibilities of their traditional Russian folk instruments (balalaika, domra/domra alto, button accordion, and balalaika contrabasso) and capturing the attention of audiences worldwide. Nu Deco Ensemble – Aug. 13. Based in Miami, Nu Deco Ensemble is a virtuosic and eclectic chamber orchestra group designed for the 21st century. Through exciting and adventurous classical music performances, Nu Deco Ensemble presents various styles of music, art, and media collaborations in both traditional and alternative venues. Working in conjunction with local Miami musicians, composers, DJs, dancers, visual and media artists, Nu Deco Ensemble creates a new hybrid of compelling musical and multi-media experiences. Blending masterful musicianship with a wide range of repertoire from classical to pop, Nu Deco Ensemble strives to be a leader in genre-bending musical exploration. Black Violin – Aug. 20. Over the last decade, Black Violin has risen to fame with a style of music

that combines classical, hip-hop and R&B. Performing an average of 200 shows a year in 49 states and 36 countries as far away as Dubai, Prague and South Africa, the musicians have appeared at President Obama’s Inaugural and three Super Bowls. They’ve also collaborated with a who’s who of music superstars, including Kanye West, the Eagles, Tom Petty, Aerosmith and Aretha Franklin. In 2015, the band released their major label debut Stereotypes which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. The duo has been profiled extensively by the media including by NPR’s Morning Edition. H’SAO – Aug. 27. Montréalbased band from Chad, H’SAO is known for its unique blend of modern sound and traditional African musical influences. H’SAO has traveled the world delivering electrifying performances, launching three innovative albums and, most of all, developing a musical signature that spans several genres and thus transcends the “world music” category. Onstage, the band sets itself apart through energetic performances, punctuated by catchy choreography and warm interactions with audiences.

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week of 3/30-4/5 friday, 3/30:

monday, 4/2:

aCoustiK, 8 p.m. @ Bailey’s – 518.450.1305

L.A. Salami with Opener Cat Clyde, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

Gangstagrass, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Mark Kleinhaut Quartet, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582 Ryan Montbleau Band with Goose, 8 p.m. @ Putnam Place — 518.886.9585

saturday, 3/31: Ill Funk Ensemble, 9 p.m. @ Bailey’s — 518.450.1305 Maswick & Brown, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 2096, 10 p.m. @ Caroline Street Pub — 518.583.9400 Graeme Francis Trio, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582 Jay Yager of Burners UK Solo, 8 p.m. @ The Parting Glass – 518.583.1916 Tribute to Kiss, 7 p.m. @ Strand Theater — 518.832.3484 Particle, 9 p.m. @ Putnam Place — 518.886.9585

sunday, 4/1: No Gigs Scheduled.

Between The Buried and Me & The Dear Hunter, 7 p.m. @ Upstate Concert Hall — 518.371.0012

ReseRved seating - stadium seating - WheelchaiR accessible The GReaTeST ShOWMan SinG-a-lOnG (PG) 2d

FRi - Thu: 6:20, 9:30

Ready PlayeR One (PG-13) 2d

FRi - Thu: 2:40, 9:20

Ready PlayeR One (PG-13) 3d BTX Ready PlayeR One (PG-13) 3d

tuesday, 4/3: No Gigs Scheduled.

FRi - Thu: 9:50 aM, 1:00, 4:10, 7:30, 10:40 FRi - Thu: 11:20 aM, 6:00

PaciFic RiM: uPRiSinG (PG-13) 2d

FRi - Thu: 10:00 aM, 11:00 aM, 1:50, 4:50, 6:10, 7:40, 10:20

SheRlOck GnOMeS (PG) 2d

FRi - Thu: 11:50 aM, 2:10, 4:40, 7:00, 9:10

wednesday, 4/4:

unSane (R) 2d

Poetry Open Mic feat. Jessica Cuello & Anthony Bernini, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

lOve, SiMOn (PG-13) 2d

FRi - Thu: 11:40 aM, 2:20, 5:30, 8:10, 10:50

TOMB RaideR (PG-13) 2d

FRi - Thu: 10:20 aM, 12:50, 3:40, 7:50, 10:50

Irish Celtic Sessions, 7 p.m. @ The Parting Glass – 518.583.1916 Hot Club of Saratoga, 7 p.m. @ Hamlet and Ghost — 518.450.7287 Fozzy/ Through Fire / Joyous Wolf / Dark Sky Choir/ Between Now and Forever, 6 p.m. @ Upstate Concert Hall — 518.371.0012

thursday, 4/5:

FRi - Thu: 1:20, 3:50, 10:00

The deaTh OF STalin (R) 2d

FRi - Thu: 10:50 aM, 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 9:00

a WRinkle in TiMe (PG) 2d

FRi - Thu: 10:10 aM, 12:40, 3:30, 6:40, 9:40

Black PanTheR (PG-13) 2d

FRi - Thu: 12:00, 3:10, 6:30, 9:50

PeTeR RaBBiT (PG) 2d The SOund OF MuSic (G) 2d

FRi: 12:20, 3:00, 5:20 SaT & Sun: 3:00, 5:20 MOn - Thu: 12:20, 3:00, 5:20 SaT & Sun: 11:00 aM

Skidmore Night: Emma Larson, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Hot Club of Saratoga, 6 p.m. @ Mouzon House — 518.226.0014 Buckethead, 7 p.m. @ Upstate Concert Hall — 518.371.0012


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(518) 306-4707 03/30/18-04/05/18

stadium seating - WheelchaiR accessible Ready PlayeR One (PG-13) 2d Ready PlayeR One (PG-13) BTX Ready PlayeR One (PG-13) 3d MidniGhT Sun (PG-13) 2d PaciFic RiM: uPRiSinG (PG-13) 2d SheRlOck GnOMeS (PG) 2d

FRi - Thu: 12:40, 3:40, 9:40 FRi - Thu: 10:40 aM, 1:40, 4:40, 7:40, 10:40 FRi - Thu: 9:40 aM, 6:40 FRi - Thu: 1:30, 3:50, 9:10 FRi - Thu: 9:50 aM, 10:50 aM, 1:20, 4:20, 6:20, 7:20, 10:30 FRi - Thu: 10:20 aM, 1:10, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00

i can Only iMaGine (PG) 2d

FRi - Thu: 10:10 aM, 12:50, 3:30, 6:50, 9:30

a WRinkle in TiMe (PG) 2d

FRi - Thu: 10:30 aM, 1:50, 4:30, 7:30, 10:20

Black PanTheR (PG-13) 2d

FRi - Thu: 10:00 aM, 1:00, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10


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Puzzles Across 1 Trek to Mecca 5 Astringent in taste 10 Something made on a shooting star 14 Brainstorm 15 Circus animal handler 16 Pot starter 17 1999 satire about a reality show 18 Erie or Cree 19 KOA visitor 20 Theoretical temperature at which molecular activity ceases 23 __-and-effect 26 Wimbledon do-over 27 Quieted, with “down” 28 Wes in the Basketball Hall of Fame 30 __ Domingo 31 Astronomical phenomenon 35 Bambi’s aunt 36 “Mr.” with Jim Backus’ voice 37 In line for 40 0, 1, 2, 3, etc. 44 Pasty-faced 46 Ability spotted by a scout 47 Slow-moving mollusk 48 “__ was saying ... “ 51 Actress Rene 52 Rarity for a pitcher, nowadays 55 Some dadaist pieces 56 Go to pieces 57 Rocker Hendrix 61 “The Lion King” lion 62 Show beyond doubt 63 Eve’s partner 64 Represent unfairly 65 Fathered 66 Toy on a string Down 1 Shake a leg, quaintly 2 Put two and two together 3 Air Force One, for one 4 Indonesian site of a WWII naval battle 5 Some “Night Court” characters: Abbr. 6 “Silent Night,” e.g. 7 Novelist Zola 8 Counter, as an argument 9 Author Harte 10 Dangerous place for an embedded journalist

See puzzle solutions on page 46

See puzzle solution on page 46 11 Dream up 12 Man cave system 13 “The Great” Judean king 21 Ding-dong maker 22 Sched. postings 23 Like kitten videos 24 Any minute, to Shakespeare 25 Court sports org. 29 Sinister spirit 30 Teapot feature 32 Western neighbor of Nev. 33 Size up from med. 34 Charged particle 37 Dead ends? 38 Coffee servers 39 __ perpetua: Idaho’s motto 40 Two-person log-cutting tool 41 29-Down’s milieu

42 Schoolteacher of old 43 Toronto baseballer 44 Hooded ski jacket 45 Supermarket freebie 47 Speed-reads 48 Big name in arcades 49 Madrid mister 50 “Uncle!” 53 Actor Omar 54 Got a hole-in-one on 58 Wedding vow 59 Memorial Day month 60 “I think,” in texts

Writing the Right Word by Dave Dowling

Accuracy in word choice is a key to effective communication. In your daily writing and speaking, try to make sure you use the right word in the right place with the right spelling. By doing so, its effect will affect your communication in a positive way. This quick weekly tip will help you filter the confusion in some of our daily word choices. This Week: Nadir, Zenith Nadir (lowest point) is the point on the celestial sphere directly below the observer, exactly opposite the zenith (highest point). They reached a nadir of despair when they lost their home. When we adopted our son, we reached the zenith in our lives. Dave Dowling is the author of The Wrong Word Dictionary and The Dictionary of Worthless Words. Both books are available from many book retailers, and signed copies can be obtained by contacting Dave at

Week of March 30 – April 5, 2018



Claire Felton: Athlete of the Week Photos provided.

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY BALLSTON SPA — Claire Felton, a 15-year-old freshman from Ballston Spa, is a skiing, rodeo, and horseback riding enthusiast. Felton’s parents introduced her to skiing at the age of three and she began racing at age eight. For the past three years, Felton has made it to the USSA Eastern Finals. At sectionals this year, she placed third in the giant slalom, ninth in the slalom, prequalifying her for high school states. At states, she ranked 18th in the slalom, and 17th in the giant slalom. Felton skis on the Ballston Spa high school team,

the New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) team, and the Gore Mountain ski team. Through NYSEF, Felton finished 13th in the slalom, therefore making it to the Eastern Finals. Felton is also a part of the New York State High School Rodeo Association, kids in sixth through twelfth grade compete all over New York State. Competing at a state level, the top four in each event qualify for nationals. “My dad introduced me to riding horses when I was little, and I started rodeoing when I was seven,” Felton explained. Felton participates in five rodeo events: barrel racing, team roping, breakaway roping,

goat tying, and pole venting. Felton’s first rodeo of 2018 will be April 28; the season finishes in September. Felton says there are similarities between rodeoing and skiing. Each sport helps her to learn sportsmanship and balance. “Also, being respectful to the coaches and parents, each sport teaches a lot of respect,” she explained. Felton’s father and grandfather help her train for the rodeo and her parents, Mary and Tim, are her biggest supporters. In her free time, Felton enjoys playing with her Border Collie named Boulder, helping out on her family farm, and hanging out with her friends.

Starting high school this year has shown her that with age comes more independence. “There is more freedom in high school, I get to be a lot more independent. When there is a deadline, it’s a deadline. It makes you more responsible,” she said. Felton takes AP World History which she plans to continue next year. Felton competes on Bo and Seven, her two horses, and Preacher, her father’s horse.

SPORTS at a glance SPRING SPORTS SEASON IS HERE! League games and matches this week are as follows:





FRIDAY, 3/30


■ Schuylerville vs. Greenwich 12 p.m. at Greenwich Central School


■ Schuylerville vs. Averill Park 12 p.m. at Schuylerville High School


■ Schuylerville vs. Lansingburgh 11 a.m. at Lansingburgh High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Schenectady 12 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School ■ Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake vs. Troy 12 p.m. at BH-BL High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Shaker 12 p.m. at Saratoga Eastside Recreation Park


■ Ballston Spa vs. Christian Brothers Academy, 12 p.m. at Christian Brothers Academy ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Shenendehowa 12 p.m. at Shenendehowa High School


■ Schuylerville vs. Stillwater 12 p.m. at Schuylerville High School

■ Schuylerville vs. Chatham 11 a.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. South Glens Falls 3:30 p.m. at Ballston Spa Adirondack Sports Complex


■ Ballston Spa vs. Averill Park 1 p.m. at Ballston Spa Adirondack Sports Complex


■ Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake vs. Lansingburgh, 4 p.m. at TBD


■ Ballston Spa vs. Schenectady 12 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School ■ Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake vs. Troy 12 p.m. at BH-BL High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Shaker 12 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School


■ Schuylerville vs. Tamarac 12 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake vs. Mohonasen 12 p.m. at BH-BL High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Shenendehowa 12 p.m. at Shenendehowa High School

■ Ballston Spa (Boys) vs. Guilderland 2 p.m. at Union College ■ Ballston Spa (Girls) vs. Guilderland 12 p.m. at Union College ■ Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (Boys) vs. Niskayuna, 12 p.m. at BH-BL Turf Field ■ Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (Girls) vs. Niskayuna, 10 a.m. at BH-BL High School ■ Saratoga Springs (Boys) vs. Averill Park 6:30 p.m. at Columbia High School ■ Saratoga Springs (Girls) vs. Averill Park 12 p.m. at Adirondack Sports Complex


■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. La Salle Institute 7 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Ballston Spa (Boys) vs. Iona Prep 11:15 a.m. at Union College


■ Ballston Spa (Girls) vs. Albany 11 a.m. at Albany High School ■ Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (Boys) vs. Averill Park, 4:15 p.m. at BH-BL Turf Field ■ Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (Girls) vs. Averill Park, 6:15 p.m. at BH-BL Turf Field ■ Saratoga Springs (Boys) vs. Niskayuna 12 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School


■ Ballston Spa (Boys) vs. Albany 12 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School

Tennis TUESDAY, 4/3

■ Ballston Spa (Boys) vs. Schenectady 12 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School ■ Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (Boys) vs. Troy 12 p.m. at BH-BL High School ■ Saratoga Springs (Boys) vs. Shaker 12 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School


■ Ballston Spa (Boys) vs. Colonie TBD at Colonie High School ■ Saratoga Springs (Boys) vs. Mohonasen 10 a.m. at Saratoga Springs High School


■ Ballston Spa (Boys) vs. Christian Brothers Academy, 12 p.m. at CBA Prospect Park ■ Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (Boys) vs. Mohonasen,12 p.m. at BH-BL High School ■ Saratoga Springs (Boys) vs. Shenendehowa, 12 p.m. at Shenendehowa High School



Week of March 30 – April 5, 2018


Saratoga Blue Streaks Baseball by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Andy Cuthbertson, head coach for the last three years, has been physically and mentally preparing his boys for the season. “I think last season we were pretty successful, we ended up losing in the sectional semi-final, 5-3 versus Shenendehowa and that was the third time we had played them during the season, so it was a tough loss for us. We had high expectations, but, we did have a pretty young squad last year so, we returned a majority

of those guys back this year and we’re looking to do good things,” Cuthbertson said. Key players include: center fielder Brian Hart, “he has big shoes to fill this season. He’s going to Marist on a full baseball scholarship,” Cuthbertson explained. Brad Hipsley, shortstop, also going on a full baseball scholarship to Stonybrook. “I think we’ve got a good and cohesive group with a lot of returners coming back and I think they already know how to play the game with each other. A couple of the guys are new to the squad this year and

are very talented and will play key roles when asked,” he said. His three starting pitchers include: Alex Henderson, Quinn Jones, and Nate Chudy. Henderson has accepted a verbal offer to Fordham University as a junior. “We spent some time on mental training this year and one of the pieces that we’ve talked about is moving one domino at a time and I think that kids have grasped that concept. Usually when you ask a high school baseball team, ‘what’s your main goal for this season?’ The first thing they say is, ‘win at sectionals.’ So, we’ve broken that down to if you want

to win a sectional title then you need to win an x number of games. We break it down to how every second of every practice and every game counts and how we can make those achievable goals,” Cuthbertson explained. His favorite part of coaching is building the relationships with the kids and going through the journey of a season. “At the end of the day we want them to be successful baseball players but more importantly, better quality young men and I think if we work toward building better quality young men then the winning will take care of itself,” he stated.











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Week of March 30 – April 5, 2018

COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN West Mountain 2018/2019 Season Pass Sale GLENS FALLS — West Mountain is holding their annual season pass sale for the 2018/2019 season. This newly purchased season pass will also be valid for the rest of the 2018 and 2019 season. Discounted prices last until April 30. Visit to purchase.

Saratoga Men’s Baseball League Seeking Players SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Men’s Baseball League is looking for players ages 28 and over for the upcoming season. The season runs from May through August. For more information, call or text 518-470-7894.

Spring 5K and 10K Running Programs with Fleet Feet Sports MALTA — Fleet Feet Sports, with stores in Malta and Albany, will launch its popular spring 5K and 10K training programs in March, inviting adults to get a jumpstart on spring and get in shape for warmer weather. The training programs combine twice-weekly coached group sessions supplemented by individual daily training activities. The goal race for all 5K program participants is the Scotties Stampede 5K in Ballston Spa on May

19, though participants are free to choose other races as their schedules may require. Runners in the 10K program will choose their goal race individually. Workouts will be Mondays and Thursdays at 5:45 p.m. Regular group runs will be held on Thursdays at 5:45 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. Registration is open online and at Fleet Feet in Malta and Albany, with the program fee of $100 (Beginner 5K) or $125 (Advanced 5K) or $135 (10K) including special opportunity shopping night, coached training, daily running plans, and exclusive in-store clinics. Pre-registration and a medical waiver is required for all programs. For more information contact Patti Clark at or visit under Training Programs.

Saratoga National Historical Park Winter 100 Mile Challenge STILLWATER — Brush off your snowshoes or skis, or hike the trails, and see if you can accumulate 100 miles at the battlefield between now and April 30. Through this challenge, people can enjoy the rich natural and cultural heritage of this local site as they explore their national park. Anyone can take part in the challenge, from beginners to advanced hikers and skiers. Each participant must register via email to SARA_info@nps. gov, rules and a tracking log will be sent in response to your registration.

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Zack’s Sports Announces Virtual Range Room ROUND LAKE — It’s $10 to shoot the course five times. The highest score is recorded and put on the leaderboard. Highest score is the winner! For the first match, they offer a Men’s league and a Women’s league. Come on in between March 16 - 30 during regular business hours to shoot the Carnival shooting gallery. Ducks are one point, Christmas mints are two points, Camouflage Ducks are three points. Highest score wins a mystery prize and bragging rights. Shoot as many rounds as you want per game - $10 entry to shoot the course five times for the highest score. Zack’s provides the IR laser handgun. You decide if you want to shoot iron sights or red dot. No need to have a handgun license since you will be shooting an IR laser handgun, but you do need to be 18 years of age or older. Zack’s will post daily leaderboard scores on their Facebook page. March 31 posting will be the official Match winners!

Gavin Park Gorilla Basketball WILTON — On Sundays from March 1 – April 19, Gavin Park will hold their Gorilla Basketball program for ages 4 - 6 years old. From 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Gorilla I takes place and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Gorilla II takes place. Limited to 15 kids, this

small grouping is ideal for picking up new skills. Children learn the fundamentals of the game (dribbling, passing, and shooting) in a fun-filled, relaxed environment.

Gavin Park Over 30 Basketball WILTON — On Mondays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. go to Gavin Park for drop in pickup basketball games. Fee is $5 at the door (cash only). Only those over 30 permitted. Games go until May 21.

Gavin Park Pickleball WILTON — Monday through Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., Gavin Park will host pickleball, $3 for a Wilton resident and $5 for a nonresident. Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules like tennis, with a few modifications. Pickleball was invented in the mid-1960s as a children’s backyard pastime but has become popular among adults as well.

Week of March 30 – April 5, 2018



Local Athletes All Star Moments Saratoga Regional YMCA Basketball League Scores WEEK FOURTEEN SCORES — WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21: GAME 1: Jones Steves – 79 vs. Nemer Chrysler – 54

Rory Wilson’s 41 points led Jones Steves to an easy 79 – 54 victory over Nemer Chrysler. Phil Fitzpatrick topped Nemer with 32 points. Matt Truex added 15 points and Dan Tallman added 10 points for Jones Steves. Game Points: Jones Steves – Rory Wilson (41), Matt Truex (15), Dan Tallman (10) | Nemer Chrysler – Phil Fitzpatrick (32)

GAME 2: Gennaro’s Pizza – 73 vs. West Side Sports Grill – 60

Balanced scoring was the key as Gennaro’s Pizza placed four players in double figures in their 73 – 60 win over West Side Sports Grill. Mark Sohl, Kevin Reilly, Mike Bentley, and Rob Theiss rimmed 23, 17, 17, and 12 points respectively. West Side was paced by John Mooney’s 26 points, Scott Waterhouse’s 13, and Joe Twomey’s 12 points. Game Points: Gennaro’s Pizza – Mark Sohl (23), Mike Bentley (17), Kevin Reilly (17), Rob Theiss (12) | West Side Sports Grill – John Mooney (26), Scott Waterhouse (13), Joe Twomey (12)

GAME 3: Village Photo, LLC - 48 vs. D’Andrea’s Pizza Parlor - 39

Village Photo, LLC defeated D’Andrea’s Pizza Parlor 48 – 39 as Pat Reidy notched a game high 19 points for the winners. Charlie Maurer with 13 points and Mike Scanlon with 12 points topped D’Andrea’s. Bob Stern contributed 12 points to the win. Game Points: Village Photo, LLC – Pat Reidy (19), Bob Stern (12) D’Andrea’s Pizza Parlor – Charlie Maurer (13), Mike Scanlon (12)

GAME 4: Mama Mia’s Café – 68 vs. Post Time Wine & Spirits - 64

Mama Mia’s Café took over sole possession of 1st place as they edged against Post Time Wine & Spirits. 68 – 64. Bobby Hanson’s league high 45 points led Mama Mia’s to the win. The combination of Jim Eliopulos with 26 points and Ed Benway with 25 points kept Post Time in the game, until the very end. Reggie Durden added 10 points for Mama Mia’s. Game Points: Mama Mia’s Café - Bobby Hanson (45), Reggie Durden (10) | Post Time Wine & Spirits - Jim Eliopulos (26), Ed Benway (25)

S A R AT O G A S P R I N G S R E C R E AT I O N C E N T E R Saratoga Springs Ice Rink

Saratoga Rec Drop-In Sessions

The ice rinks on 30 Weibel Avenue are now open with public skating times available. Visit for open skate times.

Drop-in sessions for adult basketball, pickleball, racquetball, and wallyball are now happening at the Saratoga Recreation Department. Visit for the latest schedule.

Intro to Ice Skating

Winter Program Registration

Sign up at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center at 15 Vanderbilt Ave. Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., or Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m.Email recreservations@ for pricing.

Youth boxing, ice skating lessons, tiny basketball, and volleyball will be offered. Email for additional information.

Saratoga Springs Camp Saradac

Spring Programs

For over 70 years Camp Saradac has offered creative recreational and educational programs for children ages 5 - 15. Registration for Camp Saradac began February 26 for Saratoga Springs City residents and March 19 for all. For more information or to download forms go to Contact the Recreation Department at 518-587-3550, ext. 2300 or email

Early bird registration begins on Monday, Jan. 29. Choose from ice skating lesson, tiny T-ball, Jr. Sluggers baseball, and Zumba.

Zumba Fitness Classes SARATOGA SPRINGS — Teens and adults 16+ are welcome to join. Classes are Wednesdays 6 7 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center.

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Week of March 30 – April 5, 2018


S PO RTS FTFA SOCCER SARATOGA SWEEPS SHAMROCK CUP See “Meet the Team: Saratoga Blue Steaks Baseball” pg. 44, 45

See “Athlete of the Week: Claire Felton” pg. 43

Photo Provided.

MILTON — FTFA Soccer Saratoga took their three club teams downstate to the Hudson Valley Sportsdome in Milton, to compete in Washingtonville Soccer Club’s Shamrock Cup Tournament. Over the course of the day, FTFA Romario won the U9 division, FTFA Neymar won the U11 division and FTFA Pele won the U13 division. The club earned an overall record on the day of eight wins, zero losses, and three ties. The teams scored 22 goals in the tournament while only allowing four. First Touch Futbol Academy is a soccer club based out of Saratoga Springs that trains boys from the Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa, Schuylerville, Queensbury, and Clifton Park school districts and beyond. Contact for more information on FTFA Soccer Saratoga.

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