Page 1

LOCAL • INDEPENDENT • FREE Volume 12 

• 

Issue 14

 •

  April 6 – April 12, 2018   • 

saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com   •   518- 581-2480

LOCAL RESTAURANT SERVERS:

Cuomo Wage Hike a Bad Tip by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY

Sign in the window of adway. Wheatfields Restaurant on Bro

S A R AT O G A SPRINGS — A Gov. Cuomo directive to explore raising the wages of tipped food service workers to a flat rate is drawing the ire of many of the local workers for whom the idea was supposedly initiated to benefit.

MALTA — Jim O’Connell says there will be “just about everything you can think of ” at the flea market he plans to start next month at the Malta Drive-In, including a wide assortment of antiques, handmade crafts and even a reader of tarot cards. On one Saturday each month starting on May 12 and ending on Sept. 15, according to O’Connell, a fee of $2 per vehicle will be charged to access the flea market

per hour, before tips. When tips are added, many workers say they are capable of earning much more than the state minimum wage, based on the level of service they provide to customers. Besides wait staff earning more, this also enables restaurants working on slim profit margins to save the $2.90 difference per employee, per hour, as a “tip credit.” The proposal to raise tipped food service workers to the general hourly minimum wage would eliminate that tip credit See Story pg. 8

DRIVE-IN FLEA MARKET STRAIGHT AHEAD by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY

“What the motives are I don’t know, but it’s apparently been presented to Cuomo like he’d be doing us a favor,” says Amanda Broderick, who has worked in the local restaurant industry for 16 years, the past nine at Olde Bryan Inn. “The servers aren’t asking for this (and) it would just devastate the local economy. They’re not doing us a favor.” In upstate New York, the general hourly minimum wage is $10.40 per hour. Tipped food service employees make $7.50

at the popular drive-in theater. He indicated that $1 from each fee will go to charity. “My plan for this thing is to make it a community event,” he said, with minimal noise or noticeable impacts on local residents. The other two Saturdays it will be open are June 9 and July 7. Several years ago, O’Connell explained, another weekend flea market was started at the Malta Drive-In but did not succeed. He said the goal is to improve upon that experience. See Story pg. 10

Out with the Old...

Demolition of the old Dairy Queen building begins this week at 146 South Broadway. Photo by Dan Maney. See Story pg. 13


2

Neighbors:

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

Snippets of Life from Your Community

Who: Tom Wood Where: Town of Saratoga Municipal Building Q. Where are you originally from? A. I was born in the town of Saratoga, about a mile west of the village of Schuylerville. Q. Many people know you as long-time town supervisor, representing the town of Saratoga for thepast 15 years. What do you do for fun? A. My two primary hobbies are bass fishing with my son and collecting model trains. Q. What’s the biggest change you’ve seen in the community over the years? A. The diversity of people and the influx of new folks in the town and the fact that so many of them – while this is their residence – now they work away from the village. The mills used to be the primary source of employment. So many of our local residents worked at the local mills which were within a mile or two. Now they’re driving to Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park, Albany. It’s become more of a bedroom community in the town. Also, agriculture is entirely different now. There used to be so many small family farms; now we have only six operating dairy farms left. We do have a number of thoroughbred horse farms and diverse smaller agricultural enterprises, and agritourism seems to have taken on a much larger focus. INTERVIEW & PHOTOS BY: Thomas Dimopoulos

Q. Your office here once housed the Schuylerville school building. Do you remember it as a school? A. Absolutely. I attended classes here in the fifth and sixth grade. As a matter of fact, this very spot where my desk is located was my fifth-grade classroom, if you will. Mrs. Goggin was my teacher and I remember having a wonderful year. My sixth-grade classroom was located directly across the hall. Q. Did it feel strange coming back here to work as an adult? A. In the beginning it was, but the whole configuration of the building is entirely different now. Q. What kind of a student were you? A troublemaker perhaps? A. No, I was very studious and conscientious. I minded my business and worked hard. Q. What actor would play you in a movie about your life? A. h, I don’t know, that’s a tough one. I’m not that into movies. The last time I went to the movies was to see “Rocky.” Q. What would you like to see more of a focus on in the community in the future? A. New places of employment available for our residents so they wouldn’t have to commute as far. I’d also like to see an enhancement in the amount of recreational opportunities available and a focus on our historical past as a nucleus to bring visitors into the area.


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

NEWS 3

Local Man to Run Boston Marathon on Memories GREENFIELD — Jonah Ruhm says he is “super excited” to be running in the 2018 Boston Marathon as part of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC). The popular race in Massachusetts, which draws thousands of runners from around the world, is scheduled for Patriot’s Day on Monday, April 16. For Ruhm, recent memories are as big as the event itself. They include a close encounter with the 2013 Boston Marathon terrorist attack. While he is at the tail end of an effort to raise $10,000 in support of the fight against cancer, Ruhm is also picking up where his parents, Penny and Mike, left off. Several times, Penny Ruhm had participated in the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge in memory of her friend Barb Richmond-Moran. The women were best friends since childhood and enjoyed many adventures together. Jonah Ruhm says that Richmond-Moran was the “fun aunt” to both him and his brother. She played sports, took them kayaking and bought them extralarge ice cream cones (against their mom’s will, of course). Ruhm says one of the things

the two women had always dreamed of doing together was to run a marathon. Sadly, Richmond-Moran lost her battle to breast cancer after many years of treatment at DanaFarber and they never had the chance to fulfill that dream. Richmond-Moran’s family and friends then came together to participate in the DFMC as the “Boston for Bullet” team (she was reportedly “fast as a bullet”). Ruhm’s parents joined that team and ran five successive Boston Marathons as part of the DFMC program, raising nearly $70,000 for cancer research. In April 2013, the Ruhms again headed to Boston to meet Richmond-Moran’s family and friends to enjoy the festivities surrounding marathon weekend. While the weekend kicked-off as a celebration and remembrance of many lives that have been touched by cancer, the tune quickly changed. Jonah Ruhm and his brother were in the grandstands right across from where the first bomb detonated, and their family witnessed the events of that harrowing day from a hotel room. Fortunately, the Ruhms escaped physically unscathed, but Jonah says the memories of that

day will remain forever. While only one in 45,000 Americans will experience an act of terrorism, one in seven will be diagnosed with cancer, according to Ruhm. He says, “the terrors of cancer can last a lifetime.” Nearly everyone Ruhm knows has been affected by cancer in one way or another. Many of his friends and family members have lived with or lost their lives to cancer. He never met his paternal grandmother, who died of breast cancer; his grandfather lost his battle with cancer in December. Due to advances in detection and treatment, their two daughters — Ruhm’s aunts — are cancer survivors today. Although terrorism may never end, Ruhm believes a cure for cancer is around the corner. That is why he wants to run for Dana-Farber. That, and to honor RichmondMoran’s memory and keep the legacy of “Boston for Bullet” moving forward—one step at a time. On April 16, Ruhm will join hundreds of Dana-Farber runners and take to the streets to participate in the 122nd Boston Marathon. The DFMC team runs and raises funds with thousands of

Jonah Ruhm after a training run.

special people in mind. From Hopkinton to Boston, they will carry thoughts of those people every step of the way. Ruhm set a personal fundraising goal of $10,000 by race day, and asks those interested to donate either by

Penny Ruhm (left) and Barb Richmond-Moran in 1988 after biking across the country as part of the TransAmerica Bicycle Trek.

check or online. Checks can be made payable to “Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge” and sent to 67 King Road, Middle Grove, NY 12850. His fundraising page can be found on Facebook or at www. runDFMC.org/2018/jonahruhm.


4

EDITORIAL

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

STOP SPENDING TAXPAYER DOLLARS ON PR FIRMS The supervisors of Saratoga County have good intentions. Each month they meet with other elected leaders and strive to enhance life in their respective jurisdictions. They also routinely travel to the county seat in Ballston Spa and determine together what actions are necessary to ensure that even more progress is made— from Clifton Park to Hadley and everywhere in between. Last year, though, Saratoga County supervisors seem to have made a mistake. Basically, they agreed to forfeit a fundamental responsibility that all public officials have to communicate directly with the media. The supervisors unanimously approved paying $48,000 over one year to a public relations (PR) firm in Troy, Gramercy Communications. For the county, the firm now provides statements to the media on most matters of public interest. A renewal contract with Gramercy may be voted on soon, moving the total expense closer to $100,000.

Board of Supervisors Chairman Edward Kinowski of Stillwater, a respected veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard, strongly supported taking that step, and he encouraged other local governments to follow suit. He claims that public officials can avoid sending “mixed messages” through the media by hiring PR firms. So far, only Supervisor Tim Szczepaniak and his associates on the Ballston Town Board have heeded Kinowski’s call, approving a similar deal in early January to pay an Albany PR firm $1,500 monthly through December (total cost: $18,000). In an era of dwindling federal and state aid and rising costs for local governments, combined with increasing pressure from state leaders to share services within the county, it makes no sense to spend substantial amounts of taxpayer dollars on PR firms. Public relations companies certainly serve an important role in

a free market, but we feel that place is better suited for the private and nonprofit sector—not taxpayerfunded local government. Saratoga County supervisors are responsible for an annual budget that exceeds $300 million, and they vote to fund 26 departments that employ more than 1,000 people. Hundreds more are employed by city, village and town governments in the county. It seems utterly absurd to argue that none of these public employees are capable of speaking in a consistent and professional manner, as PR firms are paid to do today. Indeed, when our local leaders start to privatize the communication process, it should be viewed as an ominous sign for the future of open government. The supervisors’ primary goal appears to be shielding all government officials and employees from the rigorous media scrutiny that is well protected by state law and the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

At the 2017 New York Press Association conference held at the Gideon Putnam, even Robert Freeman, the longtime executive director of the state’s Committee on Open Government, was surprised to hear that Saratoga County had hired a PR firm. At the time, he was not aware of any other counties in New York doing the same.

Newspaper Locally Owned & Operated

Five Case Street Saratoga Springs New York 12866 Phone: 518-581-2480 Fax: 518-581-2487 saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com

Hours of Operation 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday

Local news never looked this good!

PUBLISHER/EDITOR Chad Beatty | 518-581-2480 x212 cbeatty@saratogapublishing.com

DESIGN Kacie Cotter-Sacala Newspaper Designer, Website Editor

GENERAL MANAGER Robin Mitchell | 518-581-2480 x208 rmitchell@saratogapublishing.com

Morgan Rook Advertising Production Director and Graphic Designer

MARKETING DIRECTOR Chris Bushee | 518-581-2480 x201 cbushee@saratogapublishing.com

Samantha Nock Magazine Designer

ADVERTISING Jim Daley | 518-581-2480 x 209 jdaley@saratogapublishing.com Cindy Durfey | 581-2480 x 204 Briefs, Calendar cdurfey@saratogapublishing.com DISTRIBUTION NEWSPAPER Kim Beatty | 518-581-2480 x 205 kbeatty@saratogapublishing.com MAGAZINE Carolina Mitchell

During a lively questionand-answer session following his presentation on the state’s Freedom of Information Law, Freeman was rather blunt in his assessment. “It’s managing the news. It’s a bunch of crap,” he said, when asked for specific comment on the matter. We agree, and think “it” needs to stop.

Magazines

EDITORIAL Thomas Dimopoulos | 518-581-2480 x214 City, Crime, Arts/Entertainment thomas@saratogapublishing.com

Larry Goodwin | 518-581-2480 x206 News, Business, Letters to the Editor larry@saratogapublishing.com Lori Mahan | 518-581-2480 x203 Education, Sports lori@saratogapublishing.com Anne Proulx | 518-581-2480 x252 Obituaries, Proofreader

aproulx@saratogapublishing.com

Email design@saratogapublishing.com to subscribe to our weekly newsletter!

NEXT DEADLINE: Simply Saratoga Home & Garden 4/13/18

DID YOU KNOW WE ACCEPT INSERTS?

Reach Saratoga Springs, Wilton, Gansevoort, Ballston Spa, and Malta

Call Today! 518-581-2480


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

POLICE Michael P. Abraham, 37, of Greenfield Center, NY was charged March 29 with promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing a sexual performance by a child. Both charges are felonies. He was sent to Saratoga County jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail, or $40,000.00 secure bond. The investigation is continuing, and more charges are possible. Christopher M. Fetter, 54, was charged with felony assault, and Brian J. Fetter, 53, was charged with misdemeanor menacing, following an alleged domestic incident involving the two brothers from Greenfield. Brian is suspected of threatening Christopher with a hammer, and Christopher suspected of stabbing Brian, with a knife, in his arm. Brian was treated at Saratoga Hospital and discharged with minor injuries. Both Christopher and Brian were released on their own recognizances to return to Greenfield Court at a later date. Paul A. Bradley, 38, of Malta, was charged March 27 with assault following an investigation into a

domestic incident that occurred in the Town of Clifton Park. It is alleged Bradley struck a male victim whom he is related to with a blunt object, multiple times causing physical injury. Jay J. Brown, age 46, Saratoga Springs, was charged March 24 with harassment. Stephan L. Chase, age 21, Middle Grove, was charged March 24 with unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child, operating mv impaired by drugs Kevin J. Haller, age 28, Saratoga Springs, was charged March 23 with menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon. Craig M. Harris, age 44, Porters Corners, was charged March 23 with harassment. Lisa B. Spadafora, age 52, Ballston Spa, was charged March 23 with criminal trespass – a misdemeanor. Nicholas J. Leszcynski, age 27, Schuylerville, was charged March 23 with misdemeanor DWI, and speeding.

BLOTTER 5 • SARATOGA COUNTY — A 19-year-old man incarcerated on a rape and robbery charge has been accused of conspiring to murder a potential witness in the case against him, from his Saratoga County Jail cell. According to police, 19-year-old Kyle Shultz, of Hudson Falls, was charged in May 2017 with first degree rape and seconddegree robbery, in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred in the town of Moreau. He has been incarcerated in County Jail since that time. A statement released by the Saratoga County Sheriff ’s Office reads as follows: The Saratoga County Sheriff ’s Office received information that an inmate in the Saratoga County Jail was communicating with another to commit a murder. An investigation was conducted which led to the arrest of Shultz on the charge of Conspiracy in the Second-Degree. Shultz is accused of taking steps to plan the murder of a person familiar to him who could be called as a witness in the case pending against him in Saratoga County Court. The pending case stems from an arrest May 16, 2017 where Shultz was charged with Rape in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree as the result of a Sheriff ’s Office investigation into the rape and robbery of a female in the Town of Moreau that occurred earlier

that day. Shultz was arraigned by Judge Timothy Brown in Milton Town Court. Judge Brown remanded Shultz back to the county jail. No further arrests are expected in this case. • CORINTH — The Sheriff ’s Office on March 28 investigated a complaint of a student making a threat at the Corinth High School. It is alleged that the

student threatened to “shoot up the school.” As a result of the complaint, a 13-year-old male student was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat. The charge is a felony. He was referred to Saratoga County Probation for additional action and turned over to the custody of a parent. There were no disruptions to normal school activities as a result of the incident.


6 Adrienne Iorio Caruso SARATOGA SPRINGS — Adrienne Iorio Caruso, a life-long resident of Saratoga Springs, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018. Adrienne was born on May 30, 1926 in Saratoga Springs, the youngest child of the late Andrew and Josephine Pompay Iorio. She was a graduate of Saratoga Springs High School and received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from New York State College for Teachers (now University at Albany). Adrienne taught briefly at Oppenheim-Ephrathah Central School and Corinth High School. She then taught English at Saratoga Springs High School for 30 years. She loved both

OBITUARIES teaching and her students. On June 27, 1953, Adrienne married Carl T. Caruso. Carl passed away February 2, 2001. During their lifetime together, Adrienne and Carl traveled extensively. Adrienne was very active in civic, educational, state and national affairs. She was a Life Member of the University at Albany Alumni Association and served on the Board of Directors. She was a Life Member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association and served on the Executive Committee. She was President of the New York State Retired Teachers Association and served as Saratoga County Director for many years. Adrienne was a Life Member of the American Association of University Women. She was Treasurer of the Saratoga Springs League of

Women Voters and served on the Board of Directors. She was a Charter Member and president of the Ladies Auxiliary of SaratogaWilton Lodge #161 BPOE. She was a Life Member of SPAC. She served on the Board of Directors of the Saratoga Springs City Center Community Volunteers. Adrienne was also a member of the Historical Society of Saratoga Springs, Friends of the Saratoga Springs Library, Catholic Daughters of America, Court McLaughlin #422 and a former member of the Principessa Elena Women’s Society. She was a communicant of St. Clement’s Church. In addition to her parents and husband, Adrienne was predeceased by her sisters Mary Louise Fasolino and Raphael Marie DeSorbe, her brother Vincent Iorio and her nephew Dr. Andrew F. Iorio. Survivors include her cherished nieces and nephews

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

and their families: Gelsomina and (Thomas) Hubbard; Julie Rapelje and children Jessi and Cameron; Dr. Cheryl and (Patrick) Champ; Melissa and (Sanford) Doyle and daughter Caitlin; Patrick and (Jamie) Iorio and son Andrew; Dr. Brian and (Barbara) DeSorbe; Debra and (Michael) McKeever and children Sarah, Jassamine, Tom and Adriana; Jennifer Iorio Taddeo (Tom) and children Lexi Iorio and Ava Taddeo. Calling hours will be held at the Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 12 1 p.m. A service will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with burial immediately following at the St Peter’s Cemetery, West Ave, Saratoga Springs. Online remembrances may be made at www.tunisonfuneralhome.com

Rose J. Arpey Draves SARATOGA SPRINGS — Rose J. Arpey Draves, 95, passed away March 30, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2018 in The Church of St. Peter, 241 Broadway, followed by burial in the family plot at St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Ave. Online remembrances may be made at burkefuneralhome.com.

John “Jasper” Nolan SARATOGA SPRINGS — John “Jasper” Nolan passed away April 1, 2018. Calling hours 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, Burke Funeral Home, North Broadway. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, Church of St. Peter, Broadway followed by burial at St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Ave. Online remembrances may be made at burkefuneralhome.com.

Burke & Bussing Funeral Homes

SSARATOGA ARATOGA S SPRINGS PRINGS ∙∙ 584-5373 584-5373

Burke & Bussing Funeral Homes

SSARATOGA ARATOGA S SPRINGS PRINGS ∙∙ 584-5373 584-5373

Send YOUR obituaries to obits@saratogapublishing.com


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

Opposed to Burnt Hills Sewer District I have read your article from Feb. 15, “Ballston Sewer Proposal Seen as Boost to Route 50 Corridor.” Please accept the following perspective held by what seems to be a majority of residents living on the 20 roads in the proposed district. I’m hoping to see the defeat of the proposed Rt. 50 sewer for many reasons. “Development and traffic.” Town presentations show a lot of acreage along Route 50 that is available to develop hundreds of condos, and wouldn’t that be nice? No. There is already bottleneck traffic. The town offered no answers. One business owner offered a solution at a recent town board meeting, saying that to avoid traffic on Rt. 50, he takes back roads to reach a less-congested area. What a sophisticated traffic-control plan. “Cost.” A one-time penalty of $11,200 for a one-family residence; a $926 annual tax penalty for 30 years. Seniors with fixed incomes may have to sell, forced to leave the town they raised their families in. “Only benefits business owners.” Business owners on Rt. 50 (there are others as well) are the drivers of this sewer proposal that will bring housing, people, sales. Several businesses own acreage on Rt. 50 and want to sell to developers. These owners should pay for the sewer. Why did the town drag the residents of 20 roads into this? The business owners don’t want to pay $15.8 million themselves. People here voted “no” to sewer in the ‘70s; our forefathers wanted to keep Burnt Hills rural. This sentiment remains the same today.

- SUSAN ROBBIANO, Burnt Hills

Letters TO THE EDITOR 7

Let the Kids Do Whatever They Want It’s a shame parents are looking to the government to solve the problem of shootings at schools. I pay taxes. You do it. It seems that nowadays the kids are always right, and the authorities are always wrong. Parents are always taking the kids’ side. I would like to share this list of “How to Raise a Crook”: Give him anything he wants. This way he will grow up to believe that the world owes him a living. Never give him spiritual training. Wait until he is 21 and let him decide for himself. Avoid using the word “wrong”; it might make him feel guilty and his schoolwork may suffer. Do not make him work at home. Do his work for him so he will learn at an early age to leave responsibility to others. Let him watch anything he wants so he can learn from television how to get along in the world. Give him spending money so he won’t be frustrated by having to earn it himself. Do not make rules for him. You might make him angry with you. When he gets bad grades, blame the teacher. When he loses his job, blame the boss. When he gets caught drunk driving, blame his friends. Let him experiment with sex, drugs and alcohol. Buy him a car as soon as he can drive. If parents can’t discipline their kids, how can anyone else expect to?

- FRANK J. KAKELY, Wilton

Pray to Solve National Problems Are we blind to what has been going on in the United States of America over the last 40 or 50 years, maybe longer? It’s been a slow but sure downhill ride for all of us in many areas, from the quality of our school system, the drug problem, lack of respect for our government leaders, along with not caring about our environment and waterways— this is only the tip of the iceberg. So what can we do, as our country is being attacked from the inside out? Most people say there is nothing we can do about it. I say it’s past time for all people to start going back to their house of prayer — churches, synagogues, etc. — and pray for our country; for our leaders that they make wise decisions that will turn around what has been going on. They say prayer can’t do any harm and it may do some good. We have taken the name of God out of our schools, now look what is going on with our schools and country — it’s not so good. Let’s do the right thing and give prayer a try again; it’s worth a try; it will, in time, set a good path for us to follow. It may be the only answer and we need answers real fast.

- SID GORDON, Saratoga Springs


8

NEWS

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

LOCAL RESTAURANT SERVERS: Cuomo Wage Hike a Bad Tip continued from front page... - forcing restaurants to pay more while assuming workers will earn less, and set into motion a decline in the labor force as well as restaurant service, and higher prices for dining consumers, the workers say. “The best part of this industry is the relationships you build,” Broderick says. “And I do try to build those relationships because you get rewarded for the service you provide. I know the harder I work, the more money I can make.” Broderick and her husband recently bought a house on the Great Sacandaga Lake. The daily commute to Saratoga Springs takes 45 minutes to one hour, but it is a trip that is worth it, she says, because the hours are flexible, the staff is passionate, and the money Broderick is able to earn helps pay the mortgage. One of the workers’ concerns is that if their basic wage is raised to the state minimum, tips would cease to exist. “Right now, a lot of us make way more than the minimum wage. The tip credit helps restaurants pay a lower wage and

keep prices down. What would happen is we’d end up making a lot less, menu prices would go up and eventually the mom and pops that Saratoga has so many of would have to close,” Broderick says. “If (Gov. Cuomo) is trying to find extra tax revenue, think of all the taxable income that would be lost in places like Saratoga. You don’t want to mess with a good thing.” The Employee Policies Institute, a non-profit research organization that studies public policy issues surrounding employment growth, cites Census Bureau data that indicates tipped restaurant servers self-report earnings of more than $17 per hour on average statewide in New York, and suggests those estimates “are likely conservative.” Susan Nezera has worked as a server for the past 43 years, from the former Lillian’s Restaurant to her current position at the Olde Bryan Inn. Working in the industry has helped her put her two children through college. “When the public hears servers get minimum wage, people will have the perception that it won’t be necessary to tip,”

Nezera explains. “People have mortgages and car payments. They’ve established their lives on the income they make, and that will drastically change. It’s already been practiced in other places and it didn’t work. Maine instituted this and a year later repealed it because it was such a disaster.” In November 2016 a referendum to raise both the regular and tipped minimum wages in Maine won with 55 percent of the vote. Soon after, tipped servers began to complain that their earnings were being hurt as a result of customers tipping less. The measure was overturned in June 2017 in 11037 vote by lawmakers. INCREASED COSTS FOR RESTAURANTS “For the restaurants, it would mean a large increase in labor costs. You’re looking at 30 servers and bus people in just one restaurant who are tipped employees - and restaurants are working on a small margin as it is. They may have to raise menu prices and put service charges on top of the bills to cover that. Servers would be let go and they’d probably do away with bussers and hostesses. The work would be spread real thin,” Nezera says. “With more tables to take care of, the quality of service will go downhill. If this happens and then at some later point they decide, ‘oh, this is not working,’ how many restaurants will have gone out of business? This is a busy town with the City Center, with it being a college town and there are a lot of restaurants. If half of them are gone, how many people will be laid off and out of work?” A locally initiated online petition at change.org titled “Supporters of the Tip Credit in New York” has secured more than 7,000 signatures, and a collective group of business owners and employees urging Gov. Cuomo to preserve the Tip Credit have formed the Save Ny Tips Coalition, which hosts a web site and numerous social media pages

with the hashtag: #savenytips. “I think the group that’s really pushing it is a minority of people working in the restaurant industry who are Cuomo’s voter demographic in New York City. I think it’s purely political,” says Giuseppe Chiaravalle, who works at Wheatfields Restaurant. “Look at it this way: when you go to a restaurant, you want to be wined and dined, you want good service. Going to a restaurant is an experience: the food, the ambience, the service. Servers know through their hard work, they can provide a superior experience to a customer and that they can get compensated for it with a tip,” Chiaravalle says. “I am willing to take less pay from the business knowing that through my hard work, I can actually make more and lift myself. I know I can work as hard as possible and see the results. Why would you take that incentive away?” Workers say while they would earn a few dollars more in the raising of the minimum wage, the public would tip less, if at all. And without the incentive to earn tips, many would seek other opportunities in less challenging fields. “On a track Saturday, where you’ve got five, six different tables and you’re running around the restaurant with 10 things in your head, why would you do all that if you’re only getting paid minimum wage, when you can make the same amount standing at a cash register,” Chiaravalle says. “The hardest working people will look to

find a job that’s easier for the same pay. Service will go down because the best of the best are leaving and prices will go up. It’s not a situation where anyone wins.” HIGHER MENU PRICES “It definitely would not be good for tourist places like this,” says Saratoga native Brayden Bosch, who has worked in the industry 11 years. “People come here for the track, but they also come for the nightlife-dinner side of it, and it wouldn’t be what they’re looking for anymore. The owners would have to pay a lot more, the workers who remained would be less enthusiastic and on top of that your food would cost more. So, people might not have to tip - but your $20 meal might cost $30 now. Before you could pay $25 with tip and everybody is happy.” On the restaurant business side of things, the elimination of the tip credit would cost owners more money to meet the minimum wage gap, and those costs will continue to rise. The general hourly minimum wage in upstate New York is scheduled to increase to $11.10 at the end of this calendar year, up to $11.80 in December 2019, and to $12.50 one year after that. “It would be disastrous,” says Nicci Miller, general manager at Wheatfields Restaurant, who began working in the industry 25 years ago as a busser at Lillian’s. “You would have a whole group of working people who would lose everything. You have


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018 the restaurant owners who could potentially lose their business. Then you have the consumers who will lose every level of service they’re used to. All across the board, it’s a very bad idea,” Miller says.

“You would have a whole group of working people who would lose everything. You have the restaurant owners who could potentially lose their business. Then you have the consumers who will lose every level of service they’re used to. All across the board, it’s a very bad idea.” “From a management perspective, raising wages by that much would be disastrous. In reality, it would stop being the hospitable town we are – which is part of Saratoga’s charm, that face-to-face interaction with people. There’s that communication as a server: where to stay, what to do, what to eat. You’re the visitor’s booth and you’ll lose all of that. It would change service in the entire state of New York,” she says. And it’s not just the waiter or waitress you visibly see at the restaurant who would be affected, Miller explains. There is an entire support staff who depend on tips. “You tip out the server 20 percent. From that, he tips 3 percent of that to the bar, because they’re making his cocktails, 2-1/2 percent to the busser who fills his water and clears his dishes, and another 1-1/2 to 2 percent to your food runner, who’s the person who brings the food to the table. It’s such a big circle, everybody takes a piece of it. And they all earn that money, they really do,” she says. “There’s a perception you have a restaurant owner that makes all this money, but in this business, you’re literally making pennies on the dollar.”

Gov. Cuomo previously raised the tipped workers’ minimum wage from $5 per hour to $7.50 in 2016. “We just took a 50 percent increase, and at $7.50 it’s one of the highest in the country,” says Tim Holmes, who with his wife Collen own and operate three restaurants in Saratoga Springs and four restaurants overall in Saratoga County. “I ran the numbers on my company and if he was to pass this to go into effect in 2019, it’ll cost our company about $300,000. And that’s only the first jump before it goes up again,” Holmes says. With a slim profit margin, that amount would have to be made up potentially by reducing jobs and increasing prices. “But I’m not sure that we even can make all of that up,” Holmes says. “It’s a devastating number.” Gov. Cuomo directed the Commissioner of Labor in December to schedule public hearings to examine industries and evaluate the possibility of ending minimum wage tip credits in New York State. The Department of Labor will be conducting those public hearings on Long Island on April 20, in Watertown April 25, Syracuse on April 30, Buffalo on May 7, and at the Legislative Office Building in Albany on May 18. “Through the years you learn that your quality of service - how you take care of your customers – directly relates to the amount of money you can make,” Nezera says. “People go out to dinner for the experience: to be waited on, to interact with the server. You build up relationships through the years. They come in and ask for you. You’re able to share their special family moments, because you’ve established that amount of care with your customers. If they just wanted food they could go to a drive-through, or the places that have iPads on the table – which is what could happen if this goes through,” she says. “People are coming out and it’s our job to make them feel better, to have them enjoy their meal and to go out with a smile on their face.”

NEWS 9

Library Election and Budget Vote April 12 SARATOGA SPRINGS — On April 12, citizens of the Saratoga Springs School District will elect a library trustee and vote on the FY 2018-2019 library budget. The election will be held in the Library’s H. Dutcher Community Room from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saratoga Springs School District residents who are registered voters are eligible to vote. A public hearing concerning the budget and an opportunity to meet the trustee candidates will be held 7 p.m. on April 9 in the H. Dutcher Community Room of the library. Library Trustees are asking

the voters to approve a tax levy of $5,103,600 for FY 20182019, which is the same amount approved for the 2017-18 fiscal year, with no increase. Because there is no change in the proposed tax levy, no change in tax impact is anticipated. The total Operating Budget is $5,615,100 – of which $511,500 is secured from sources other than local property tax, such as fine income, grants and donations. According to Library Director Issac Pulver, more than 811,000 items were checked out in 2017, and library meeting room use increased by 16 percent

over 2016. On average, more than 1,200 people a day visited the library during the year, over 100,000 sessions were logged on library computer resources, and librarians answered nearly 55,000 reference questions and arranged more than 2,000 programs ranging from storytimes to computer classes, that attracted more than 30,000 attendees. The library serves the residents of the Saratoga Springs Enlarged City School District. Funds for the library are collected when school taxes are collected and appear as a separate item on tax bills.


10

NEWS

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

DRIVE-IN FLEA MARKET STRAIGHT AHEAD continued from front page... O’Connell, who works full time as a marketing specialist at the CapCom Federal Credit Union based in Albany, conveyed how he has been involved with flea markets in his spare time for more than 20 years. This new plan in Malta has received a “a tremendous amount of feedback,” he said, noting how the closest similar markets are set up farther south on Route 9, at the Guptill’s Roller Skating

Arena in Cohoes, and in the Washington County fairgrounds west of Greenwich. O’Connell estimated that the flea market fees would generate approximately $1,000 for the CapCom Cares Foundation, which supports local children and families. Earlier this week, the Malta Town Board took an action related to the flea market by voting to schedule a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 7 for the purpose of amending the so-called

File photo. Caro Planned Development District (PDD). According to Malta Supervisor Vincent DeLucia, a section of that particular PDD needs to be amended because it currently specifies that a flea market can operate at the drive-in between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. O’Connell said the new flea market will operate between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. only on Saturdays,

as a means to avoid any potential traffic problems in connection with services at the St. Peter Lutheran Church directly across Route 9. DeLucia noted how such a time change “extends the traffic pattern” and would benefit flea market enthusiasts who “want to get there early.” Malta Councilman John Hartzell was the sole vote in opposition to the public hearing measure. He opined that changing the

hours of operation in the Caro PDD does not “strike” the right balance for residents who live near the Malta Drive-In. “I wish them well with their business,” Hartzell said. “I think this goes farther than I am comfortable with.” Yet DeLucia thinks the new flea market will be good for Malta. “It’s supportive of economic development and brings people into the town,” he said.


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

NEWS 11

County Republicans Mourn Loss of a Legend by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — A legendary chairman of the Saratoga County Republican Committee passed away on Sunday, April 1 after battling the symptoms of dementia, according to an obituary published online by the William J. Burke and Sons/Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Home. John (Jack) “Jasper” Nolan “was a man of conviction and unwavering faith. He was a loyal supporter of his family and friends, his beloved Saratoga Springs and our country,” the obituary reads. The funeral home, located at 628 North Broadway, has scheduled calling hours for Nolan from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 6. The obituary indicated that Nolan was 83 and had worked as a teacher for more than 30 years. Nolan served as chairman of the county’s Republican Committee between 1985 and 2012. He also was actively involved in a local Knights of Columbus chapter, the Wilton Elks lodge, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and other groups. Steve Bulger, another respected Republican and former committee chairman

who recently took a position in the federal Small Business Administration, said he had not seen Nolan in several years. Bulger called him “absolutely one of my mentors.” Apparently, Nolan had relocated to Connecticut to be closer to a daughter. “They really took good care of him these last few years,” Bulger said of the family. As a history teacher, Bulger explained, Nolan “had a great historical perspective” that he could apply to many different subjects. Bulger said that Nolan’s specialties in politics included a mastery of running campaigns and “how to hold elected officials accountable…to conservative principles.” “He wasn’t just good at election time. He was a leader all the time,” Bulger added. In a statement emailed on Tuesday, Saratoga County Office of Emergency Services Director Carl Zeilman further expressed the sentiment of local Republicans following the announcement of Nolan’s passing last weekend. Zeilman, the current Republican Committee chairman, said Saratoga County “lost one of its greatest champions.” “Jasper was a giant of a man who led the Saratoga County Republican Committee for

The late Saratoga County Republican John Nolan in 2012. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos. nearly three decades, achieving unmatched electoral success,” he said. “Under his leadership, Saratoga County grew into one of the most successful counties in the state, with a thriving economy and growing population. Chairman Nolan was recognized across the state as a king maker in the party, but to most of us he was a mentor, a friend, a leader and a man who epitomized the values and commitment we hold so dear. “On behalf of all the entire Republican Committee,” Zeilman added, “I offer my most sincere sympathy to the Nolan family and ask that we all hold them in our prayers in this trying time.”

State Funds Secured for Drug Treatment by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) confirmed this week that $250,000 in new funding was secured in the recently passed state budget to support Saratoga Hospital’s drug-treatment program at the Community Health Center on Hamilton Street. In February, Woerner said, she attended a meeting with Saratoga Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Angelo Calbone to discuss a perceived need for state funding. Woerner called the effort a “priority” of hers, saying the program in Saratoga Springs is “fully subscribed.” In that February meeting, she explained, a figure of $500,000 was agreed upon, but only half that amount remained after negotiations were finalized between state lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Woerner said the opioid

problem, in particular, has been “overwhelming our primary practices.” “The medical staff at the hospital is really doing a tremendous job,” she observed, noting how “it’s an enormous problem in our county.” Saratoga Hospital spokesman Peter Hopper declined to provide further information about how the state funds would be spent. The management team at the hospital is still reviewing the matter and details will be provided at a later date, he said. In a September 2017 interview arranged by Hopper, Dr. Joshua Zamer, the addiction medicine specialist at the Community Health Center, told Saratoga TODAY that he was actively treating about 170 patients monthly in the drugtreatment program. Woerner added that Saratoga County emergency workers have expressed to her that many people are still affected. “We haven’t crested the hill on this addiction problem,” she said.


12

BUSINESS

BANK ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund is accepting grant applications from eligible nonprofit charities headquartered in the Saratoga, Warren and Washington County areas. The application window for 2019 projects is open from April 1 to Aug. 31, according to Caroline Putman, chair of the Community Fund’s independent advisory committee. Grant information and application forms may be obtained from

the Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund website at www.atccf.org/nonprofits. The bank established its “Lend-a-Hand” grants in 2009 to build an endowment that acts as a perpetual source of funding for a broad array of nonprofit organizations, which improve the quality of life in the community, and to assist them in addressing issues of common concern. The independent advisory committee will announce grant recipients in December 2018.

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

Steeplechase Assessment Reduced by $2.5 million

The Steeplechase apartment community on Route 9. Photo by Larry Goodwin.

by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY MALTA — Town officials avoided potential litigation this week by approving a legal settlement with the New Jerseybased company that owns the Steeplechase apartment complex, which recently contested the town’s tax assessment of the property. According to Malta Assessor Rae-Lyn Dussault, the apartment community at 2767 Route 9 was previously valued at $30 million. Dussault explained that representatives of The Silverman Group in New Jersey had requested a reduction in Malta’s tax assessment to $24 million. “We kind of met them in the middle,” she said, noting how the new agreement values the property at $27.5 million.

“The values that we put on commercial properties, to begin with, are market,” Dussault said. In October 2014, The Silverman Group purchased the property for $35.5 million, according to a report in the Albany Business Review.

“The values that we put on commercial properties, to begin with, are market.” Neither local company officials nor others in New Jersey could be reached for comment. The Silverman Group website indicates that Steeplechase is run by a division named C and R Property Management. Dussault said it was “logical” to reduce the tax assessment for a number of reasons, including

the fact that the community is more than 10 years old and has experienced some recent vacancy issues. A company description online indicates that there are more than 230 apartment units in Steeplechase, ranging in size from 830 to 1,300 square feet of living space. On Monday, the Malta Town Board voted 3-2 in favor of approving a “stipulation of settlement” agreement that was reached between the attorneys representing each respective party in the tax dispute. Councilman John Hartzell and Supervisor Vincent DeLucia both were opposed. DeLucia called the previous $30 million assessment “fair and reasonable.” But he added that, as a general rule, he respects the town board’s democratic process. “I’m all for settling when we can,” DeLucia said. Daniel Zazzali, the attorney at the New Jersey law firm McCarter and English who represented The Silverman Group in the case, did not return a request for comment. Multiple calls to Cathy Drobny at the Saratoga Springs law firm E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, which represented the Town of Malta, also were not returned. Dussault added that New York State Supreme Court Judge Ann Crowell is expected to review and approve the settlement agreement pertaining to Steeplechase.


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

BUSINESS BRIEFS 13

Saratoga Casino Hotel Names New GM

Alex Tucker. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Casino Holdings LLC announced last week that Alex Tucker has been named General Manager (GM) of Saratoga Casino Hotel. For more than 11 years, Tucker has been an integral member of senior leadership at Saratoga Casino, most recently serving as senior vice president of gaming and finance. He was responsible for leading the

company’s finance, accounting, food and beverage, and gaming operation departments. Tucker enters his new role with over 28 years of experience in the gaming and hospitality industries. Prior to his tenure at Saratoga Casino, he held prominent positions at Batavia Downs and Wheeling Island Gaming, and also served as general manager of Fairgrounds Gaming and Raceway. Tucker received his degree in Business Administration from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Tucker’s appointment to general manager comes after the voluntary resignation of Tom Wiedmayer, who ended his threeyear tenure as GM to spend more time with family. Wiedmayer still serves Saratoga Casino Holdings in a consulting role. For more information, visit www.saratogacasino.com or call 800-727-2990.

from the front page...

Out with the Old... In with the New

Image provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A rendering of the two-story structure that will be built at the intersection of Ensor Street and South Broadway

BauerFinancial, Inc. is based in Coral Gables, Florida. Since 1983, it has been analyzing and reporting on the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star ratings are all available for free at www.bauerfinancial.com. For more information, visit the bank’s website at www.adirondacktrust.com.

retail outlets. The second floor will contain four apartment units, according to documents provided online by the City of Saratoga Springs.

Promotion at NBT Bank of Saratoga

Adirondack Trust Earns Five Stars SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Adirondack Trust Company reported last week that it has again secured a 5-Star rating from BauerFinancial, the nation’s premier bank-rating firm. Adirondack Trust has maintained the top honor for more than 10 years, putting it in the more prominent BauerFinancial category of “Exceptional Performance Bank.”

shows a total of 7,480 square feet of commercial and residential space. The first floor will include professional and medical offices as well as

Cheryl Riendeau. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The NBT Insurance Agency based in Norwich, northwest on Oneonta, recently announced a promotion in the NBT Bank branch at 295 Broadway. Cheryl Riendeau was promoted from commercial lines customer-service representative to executive commercial lines customer-service representative. In the month of March, the company promoted Riendeau

and ten other employees. NBT Insurance Agency, LLC is a full-service insurance agency. It provides a wide range of insurance services to individuals and businesses from 19 offices throughout New York. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of NBT Bancorp Inc., a financial holding company in Norwich with total assets of $9.1 billion as of Dec. 31, 2017.


14

EDUCATION

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

Michelle Tsao Appointed as Saratoga Independent New Principal at Saratoga School Odyssey of the Mind Team Advances Springs High School SARATOGA SPRINGS — Michelle Tsao, principal at Averill Park High School, has been appointed as principal at Saratoga Springs High School. The appointment is effective July 1. "Ms. Tsao comes to Saratoga with significant building level leadership experience as Averill Park High School Principal. Ms. Tsao has worked closely with her faculty and staff to raise the level of academic achievement for all students, promote a positive school culture and climate, and engage families as partners in education," said Superintendent of Schools Michael Patton, Ed.D. "We were very fortunate to have a number of highly qualified candidates who applied for the Saratoga Springs High School Principal position. All of the stakeholder groups who participated in the interview process were very impressed with

Ms. Tsao's strong instructional leadership experience, collaborative approach, and passion for working with students,” Patton continued. Ms. Tsao has spent the past three years serving as the principal at Averill Park High School. Prior to that, she served as an assistant principal at Shenendehowa High School, an assistant principal in the Queensbury Union Free School District, and a teacher at Ballston Spa High School. Ms. Tsao earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from SUNY Albany in 1999, a master’s degree in education in social studies from SUNY Albany in 2000, and a school district administrator certification from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2006. She holds a permanent certificate from New York State as a school district administrator and as a social studies teacher. “I am very honored and excited to be joining the Saratoga

to State Finals

Michelle Tsao. Photo provided.

Springs City School District community as High School Principal,” said Michelle Tsao. “I look forward to getting to know the students, faculty, staff and parents of SSHS, and continuing to build upon the outstanding reputation that the building holds. Furthermore, I am excited to build collaborative relationships with the school community to further the opportunities available to our students as they prepare for their futures,” Tsao stated. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Independent School’s (SIS) Odyssey of the Mind team won first place in its regional competition and is moving on to compete in the New York State Finals Tournament on April 7 at Binghamton University. Saratoga Independent School’s three Odyssey of the Mind teams took home three awards at the New York Region 6 competition held in Galway, New York on Saturday, March 17, including a first place finish, a third place finish, and a special award for good sportsmanship. More than 300 students on 44 teams from public and private schools in 15 school districts competed. SIS’s Odyssey of the Mind team advancing to the state tournament includes: teachers Sarah Morris and Ilena Coor; students Jack Scher, Virginia Arnod, Wyatt and Carter Short, Anna Westney and Norah Hoke. Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative

problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. Founded in 1991, SIS is a New York state-chartered private school in Saratoga Springs accredited by the New York State Independent Schools Association. The school currently serves 140 students in Prekindergarten through 5th grade. In Fall 2018, SIS will launch The Middle School at Saratoga Independent School, beginning with sixth grade. Seventh grade will be added in 2019 and eighth grade in 2020. The school’s mission is to empower students to become confident learners who are capable of critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork. It strives to equip its students with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in an increasingly complex world, while enriching each day of their childhood.


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

Beagle School to Host Children’s Concert SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, April 21 at 11 a.m., Laurie Berkner will be performing at the Saratoga Springs High School Loewenberg Auditorium, presented by the Beagle School. Tickets are $35 for general admission and $50 for VIP, which includes premium seating and a meet and greet with Laurie. Tickets are on sale at beaglepresentslaurieberkner. brownpapertickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006.

Saratoga Springs Rotary Calls for Scholarship Applicants SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs Rotary Club, in conjunction with the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation, calls for high school seniors in the Saratoga Springs area for submission of scholarship applications. Students enrolled at the following schools can submit applications: Saratoga Springs High School, Saratoga Central Catholic School, Waldorf School of Saratoga and WSWHE Boces. The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club, over the last several decades,

EDUCATION BRIEFS

has given educational scholarships to qualifying students who are actively involved in community service. The inspiration for these scholarships is Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self.” Of the 15 scholarships to be awarded, most are available to all students, and specific scholarships are also available to students pursuing an education in the performing arts, attending a Catholic university, pursuing a degree in architecture, and those pursuing culinary arts/hospitality. In addition to academic achievement, Rotary Club is focused on rewarding students and encouraging community service, which is the basis for the selection process. The club’s scholarship program continues to grow and, this year, the Rotary Club is awarding $75,000 worth of scholarships, including the Presidential and Solomon Scholarships, which are the two largest scholarships that will be presented. Applications can be obtained from each school’s guidance office or downloaded directly from www.saratogaspringsrotary.org, and must be postmarked by April 16 for consideration. The club’s mailing address is: PO Box 979, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

CCFW After Prom SOUTH GLENS FALLS — The Community Coalition for Family Wellness (CCFW) is coordinating their 4th annual after prom with the South Glens Falls School District on May 19. The After Prom is a substance free all night after party including food vendors, live music, games, and much more. All activities are free thanks to donations from several local businesses and volunteers who work all night to make the after prom a healthy, safe, and fun part of the prom season. This year, the coalition has had the support of a local business, Carriage Traders, in the form of a New Car. One lucky student will receive the car in the form of a free 2-year lease as a prize for attending the after prom this year. It is open to all students who can legally drive and are a junior or their date.

SSCSD TO Host Community Forum on Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs City School District has collaborated with Saratoga Partnership for

AWRA Goes National

AWRA at St. Jude the Apostle School. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Act With Respect Always (AWRA) continues to spread nationally this week as Coach Rich Johns made his way to Baton Rouge, LA to speak with the students at St. Jude the Apostle School. Later last year, AWRA visited Duke University in North Carolina. AWRA continues to spread its’ message all across the country. AWRA at Duke University. Photo provided.

15 Prevention to offer a community forum on addiction and the opioid epidemic on Wednesday, April 11. The forum will be held at Maple Avenue Middle School from 6-8 p.m. The forum, hosted by Brian Farr, M.S., will include short presentations from Saratoga County Coroner Susan Haze-Masa, Saratoga Springs Police Chief Gregory Veitch, Saratoga Hospital Addiction Specialist Joshua D. Zamer, MD, and Department of Justice Specialist Marilyn Morey. The forum will also include a local support round table discussion with representatives from area organizations.

Silent Auction Night at Ballston Spa BALLSTON SPA — On April 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ballston Spa High School will be holding a Pizza and Mac ‘n Cheese / Silent Auction Night to fundraise for the Robotics Team.


16

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

17

438 Clark Rd, Gansevoort • www.RideNCH.com • 518-441-5959

DAY CAMP is offered to any beginner or advanced rider, ages 6 and older. (Camps do not need to have had any horse experience.) The rider must be 6 or older by their camp week. Riders will be grouped according to skill level during lessons. At the beginner level, riders will learn how to be safe and comfortable around the horses. Riders will learn the basics of riding including walk, halt, steering, and beginning to work at the posting trot. At the intermediate to advanced level, our campers will continue to work on skills learned in the past including; trotting on correct diagonals, balance of horse and rider, bending of horse, progress to or solidify canter or lope and work on identifying correct leads & jumping if riding level warrants. The focus will be on more advanced riding skills, including preparation for horse shows. Camp will begin each weekday at 9:00 am and finish at 4:00 pm.

PONY PALS is a shorter camp day for younger riders ages 4-6 years old. Riders will learn how to be safe and comfortable around the horses. Riders will learn the basics of riding including walk, halt, steering, and beginning to work at the posting trot. Camp will begin each weekday at 9:00 am and finish at 12:00 pm. INTERSCHOLASTIC EQUESTRIAN ASSOCIATION TRAINING CAMP is a full day training camp exclusively for new or returning NCH IEA

Team members. The focus will be on more advanced IEA riding and showing skills, including lessons from outside instructors. This group may go on field trips off the farm. Camp will begin each weekday at 9:00 am and finish at 4:00 pm. If you would like to start showing in September you must have participated in this training week. Riding lessons during all camps will be coordinated by an NCH trainer with the exception of the IEA Training camp which will feature lessons from outside instructors. Camp also includes un-mounted sessions to cover training of key topics that every rider should know. These classes are designed to build our rider‘s selfconfidence while teaching horsemanship and safety. Lessons concentrate on safety first, proper grooming, communication skills, body alignment, balance and an independent seat, which are the building blocks in becoming a good rider.

TUITION

Day Camp Pony Pals Camp IEA Training Camp

$375.00 per session $200.00 per session $250.00 per session

A $75.00 non-refundable deposit must be paid at time of registration for all regular camp sessions, advanced camp sessions and IEA Training Camp. Payment in full is required for Pony Pals Camp at the time of registration. All registration forms must be turned in with deposit or payment. The remaining balance for all sessions is due by June 1, 2018. Early drop off is available at 8:00 am at the rate of $100.00 per session, and must be paid with tuition by June 1, 2018. Campers who have not pre-registered for early drop off may not be dropped off before 9:00 am. Camp ends at 4:00 pm (12:00 for Pony Pals); all campers must be picked up at that time. Late pick up is NOT available. Tardy pick ups may result in additional charges. Parents are required to provide their child with a bag lunch and plenty of water. Additionally all campers will be invited to join us for our second annual Summer Camp Show Off Horse Show to show off what they have learned. The Show Off Show will be hosted on August 26th, 2018.

OUR CAMP SESSIONS RUN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY ON WEEKS LISTED BELOW. Day Camp Session 1 - June 25th - June 28th Day Camp Session 2 - July 9th - July 13th Day Camp Session 3 - July 16th - July 20th Day Camp Session 4 - July 23rd - July 27th Day Camp Session 5 - July 30th - August 3rd Day Camp Session 6 - August 6th - August 10th Day Camp Session 7 - August 13th - August 17th Pony Pals Session 2 - July 9th - July 13th Pony Pals Session 4 - July 23rd - July 27th Pony Pals Session 6 - August 6th - August 10th Interscholastic Equestrian Association Training Camp - August 27th - August 31st


18 Spring

HOME & Garden

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

Birdhouse Competition

g n i r p S

HOME & Garden

pgs. 18

-23

by Geraldine Freedman for Saratoga TODAY Photos provided. BALLSTON SPA — People visiting the Ballston Spa Public Library will be greeted with stacks of colorfully painted, whimsically decorated or suitably practical birdhouses. All of them are entries into the village’s first annual birdhouse competition. “It’s a way to bring the community together,” said Mark Blech, the coordinator for the event. “We’ll be putting them up around town and it will be like a walking tour to see how special Ballston Spa is. We forget to explore our own village.” Blech, a local sculptor, was looking for something to do last September when he thought up the idea and went to Mayor John Romano, who quickly endorsed it, Blech said. After approval from the Village Board for a small budget to handle printing posters and some supplies, Blech hit the streets to get more support, which he said was very forthcoming. “We have a great community. Everybody got on board,” he said. Banners were made and painted by local artists. Curtis Lumber provided lumber for up to 150 birdhouses that were made by BOCES and students at Ballston Spa High School for children to decorate in 4-H, the local Boys and Girls Scout troops and those who attend classes at Creative Endeavors. “We realized kids might not have access to wood or tools,” Blech said. The real competition, however, is for birdhouses made from scratch. No kits or commercially produced houses are allowed. Entries can be

made with any found objects, even plastic, but must be sturdy because all the birdhouses will be displayed outside until November. No toxic materials, sharp metals or glass or other dangerous material can be used. They must be original works created by individuals or even a team. They must also be functional and made for birds native to the area. Cornell Collective at www.nestwatch.org can provide information. Ballston Spa Public Library was chosen as a central dropoff location. The library is open Tuesday through Saturday. The deadline is April 14 but Blech said this could be extended to April 18. A registration form can be filled out at the time of dropoff or downloaded from www. villageofballstonspa.org. There is no fee to enter, but birdhouses will become property of the village. There will be several chances to win in various categories that include: Best of Show; Most Artistic, Best Ballston Spa Spirit;

Best Use of Strange Objects; Funniest; Best Craftsmanship. Many local restaurants and businesses, including the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, will provide winners with gift certificates. Stewart’s will give ice cream certificates to all the children who participate. The Birdhouse Festival will be April 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with a raindate for the following Saturday at the Iron Spring Park on Front Street. At the event, there will also be bird crafts for children, and the National Audubon Society is expected to make a presentation. All the birdhouses will be displayed along Front Street, Milton Avenue and along the Jim Tedesco Fitness Trail that runs along the rim of the hill west of the village. “We’re hoping for some real creativity,” Blech said. “It will be wonderful... a magical experience.” Any questions call Blech at 518-742-6355 or email him at Marklouisco@gmail.com.


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

Spring 19 HOME & Garden


20 Spring

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

HOME & Garden

Spring Bulbs Plant & Flower Care

by Peter Bowden for Saratoga TODAY Photos by Peter Bowden. Finally, the snow has melted and there are signs of life emerging from our flowerbeds. It’s amazing how the sight of fresh shoots from a clump of daffodils that we planted last fall can lift our spirits after a long cold winter. Planting bulbs in fall gives us a chance to

thumb our noses at winter. It is an act of faith. By planting these bulbs, we are saying “I know that the next season will arrive a little brighter and better.” You may be planting flower bulbs, but you are really sowing Mother Nature’s promise that the dark days of winter will eventually pass….and finally they have! The first of the bulbs to flower are the tiny Snowdrops that bloom so early that they are often surrounded by the last of the melting snow. They are followed by other small varieties like crocus, scilla, chionodoxa, and muscari. Then, from midApril on, the show accelerates as the larger bulbs spring to life. Daffodils, tulips, and fragrant hyacinths all burst into flower in rapid succession. Finally, the tall, stately spheres of the giant allium provide a grand finale. Every spring, I find myself wishing

I’d planted even more bulbs the previous fall. The reason we need to plan so far ahead for our spring flower show is because these bulbs must have 8 weeks of chilling to stimulate them into their next flowering and growth cycle. This chilling causes an enzyme change within the bulb. Without it, the bulb won’t be ready to grow in spring. Spring is also when we need to take a couple of steps to ensure that our bulbs grow stronger and larger, so they will continue to flower in the future. Think of them as rechargeable batteries. They don’t store electricity but “growth energy.” When you buy bulbs and plant them in fall, they’re all “charged up” for you. The trick is knowing how to “recharge the battery” after they flower in spring. The “growth energy” stored in the bulb is quickly depleted during

Snowdrops Crocus

the all-out effort to flower in spring. After the flowers have finished, cut them off including the stem. This prevents the bulb from wasting “growth energy” producing seeds. Think of the bulb’s leaves as solar collectors that change sunlight into “growth energy” that is sent to the bulb below for storage. Don’t cut off these solar collectors when you remove the spent blossoms. Let them remain until they finish charging up your “bulb batteries.” This is also the

time to feed your bulbs. I like to use Espmoa Bulb-Tone or Flower-Tone plant food for this. You can poke holes around your larger bulbs and pour a little food into them or simply scratch the food into the soil around the smaller ones. Considering how much joy theses hardy bulbs provide, they are well worth the little effort they require. HAPPY SPRING & THANKS FOR THE READ!

Tulip

Scilla

Chionodoxa

Muscari (grape hyacinth)

Daffodil

Allium


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

Spring 21 HOME & Garden

Saratoga County is Offering its Spring Gardening Programs

BALLSTON SPA — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County is offering its Spring Gardening Programs in April. On April 7, classes will focus on yard care. “Getting your lawn off to a healthy start,” covering winterkill, spring treatments, fertilization, and turf problems from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The second class will start at 11 a.m. This 90minute session is titled, “Getting the Dirt on Soils” covering compost, soil testing, soil texture, mulch and bed preparation. April 14 classes include “Coming Soon to a Garden near You” which looks at ticks, aphids, spiders and other creepy

crawlies from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and “Who has been living with you?” which covers identification and prevention methods for moles, voles, termites, ants and more. Pre-registration by April 4 is encouraged. Cost for one day is $15 or for both days is $20. Walkins are welcome — cost at the door is $18 per day. To register please contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County office at 518-885-8995 or send an email to eah29@cornell.edu If you or someone you know would like more information about gardening in general, please contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office.


22 Spring

Spring

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

HOME & Garden

Shedquarters

10’ x 14’ Mahogany Stain Artisan Cedar Pergola.

by Megin Potter for Saratoga TODAY Photos provided unless noted. Sometimes the best way to spring clean the inside of your home is to take stuff out of it. There are a multitude of options encouraging you to clear out the clutter. Freshen things up and make the indoors look so much larger by extending your usable space outside. Storage Solutions Cleaning out your garage and (finally) having enough room to park your car in there means that you’re going to need someplace else to put your stuff. A shed lets you create a whole new outdoor storage option. “Everybody needs storage,” said Rob Rajeski, Garden Time’s Operation Manager. For 33 years, Garden Time has been working with multiple Amish manufacturers in the Lancaster area to provide quality-built structures

to fulfill all sorts of storage needs. The fully-customizable process begins with looking at a basic line of sheds online and at any of their four locations in Wilton, Queensbury, Halfmoon and Rutland, Vermont. The typical 10’ x 12’ shed comes with double doors, two windows, a shingled roof and pressure-treated floor for approximately $4,000. Then, you can add architectural accents like cupolas and stain finishes, enhancing its style. Upgrade the way you use the shed by adding functional features including extra windows and electrical kits. Build a Backyard Getaway Outdoor rooms give you the luxurious feeling of a retreat in the convenience of your own backyard. “It’s a huge new market,” said Rajeski. Pavilions and pergolas provide shaded entertainment areas. French doors and bar tops elevate the pool house into an elegant escape. Create an enclosed structure with a screened-in porch and you’ll have that “she-shed,” guest house or man cave that you’ve always wanted. Bring peace to the house by giving your kids a great place to play outdoors with a worry-free vinyl playset. Customizable features such as water cannons, parent swings, tic-tac-toe boards and tree houses provide hours of enjoyment. “We can do almost anything with playsets – the sky’s the limit,” said Rajeski. Pamper your pets with a deluxe dog house or install a coop


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

Aerial photos of a lot at Garden Time. Photos by PhotoandGraphic.com.

and try your hand raising chickens. “Get a coop with electricity and an automatic door, put the chickens in and you’ll have eggs,” said Rajeski. Garden Time provides everything from small animal shelters to 10-stall horse barns to meet your needs. “From the $99 dog house to the $300,000 home – we do it all,” he said. Getting it Done Designers will help you envision your perfect building project with the help of a dimensional Sketch-Up drawing and provide you with stamped engineering plans. Professionals will evaluate

your yard, excavate and prepare a gravel or concrete pad for your new structure. It’s a process that takes just a week or two if you order something in stock, four weeks or more for custom orders. Garden Time delivers within a fifty-mile radius. For difficult to reach areas, they have a mule forklift to transport the structure. They will also sell the sets in pieces, but this voids the standard 10-year limited warranty. Financing is available for projects costing more than $1,500; there is a rent-to-own program and they also accept sheds in trade. Make this spring the season you get it all done by going to www.gardentimeinc.com

Spring 23 HOME & Garden

KC-7 Deluxe (Almond & Green) Playset.


24 HOME & Garden PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS TOWN OF BALLSTON 6 Carriage Run, $483,500. Stewart Construction Inc. sold property to Vincent and Christine Santandrea. 1374 Route 147, $226,700. James and Rebecca Ryder sold property to Ryan Mousaw. 0 Beacon St., $253,500. Matthew Jeffries sold property to Edwin and Maureen Durie. 629 Cindy Lane, $205,000. Roger Malewicz sold property to Courtney Malewicz.

CHARLTON 912 Charlton Rd., $440,000. Mark and Deborah Hodgkins sold property to Tammy Johnson.

CLIFTON PARK 7 Barcelona Dr., $272,000. Eleanor Peck sold property to Martin Mbugua. 6 Roosevelt Court, $419,000. Pogoda Associates LLC sold property to Dennis Lindquist. 26 Sandpiper Lane, $239,310. Wells Fargo Bank (as Trustee

by Atty) sold property to B and L Quality Homes Inc. 24 Plaid Place, $233,000. Robert Pouilott (as Trustee) sold property to Joseph and Christine Meisner.

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

60 Longwood Dr., $360,000. American International Relocation Solutions LLC sold property to Julie Baldes.

CORINTH

35 Grant Hill Court, $243,000. Ahmet and Nilay Kabaktepe sold property to Lisa Noyes.

422 Palmer Ave., $137,800. Matthew and Nicole Cameron sold property to Richard and Samantha Moore.

19 Old Plank Rd., $135,000. James Morrison sold property to Brian McCall.

10 Sherman Ave., $107,120. Kathleen Higerd (as Trustee) sold property to Jerad Ross.

172 Wood Dale Dr., $250,000. Edward and Kathleen Brown sold property to Denis and Angela Brown. 13 Birch Hill Court, $285,000. Hudson City Savings Bank (by Atty) sold property to McLaughlin Realty LLC. 8 Wall St., #426, $179,000. Clifton Park Senior Living LLC sold property to Edward Borden. 106 Balsam Way, $426,285. Heritage Builders Group LLC sold property to Hermanth Parsa and Sushma Danturi. 19 Nott Rd., $300,000. Christina Ford sold property to Daniel Rhatigan and Natalie Pollard. 16 Hazaltine Lane, $269,900. Aileen Campbell sold property to Tyler Travis and Nicole Clark. 30 Mayfield Dr., $317,000. Joseph Grande (by Exec) sold property to James and Charlotte Colton.

GALWAY 4997 Sacandaga Rd., $53,000. James Mills, Jr. sold property to Michael and Whitney Wallace. 1741 Mechanic St., $472,500. Joseph and Ellen Stanislowsky sold property to David Rummel and Janice Marciniak.

GREENFIELD Ballou Rd., $33,000. Patricia Mastropierro sold property to John Comiskey. Ballou Rd., $36,000. John Comiskey sold property to Mary Vogel (as Trustee). 3 Lanie Dr., $118,000. Ray Henderson, Jr., Dianne Henderson, Daniel Henderson and Todd Henderson sold property to 3 Lanie Drive LLC. 4357 NYS Rt. 9N, $14,000. Justin Anderson sold property to Joseph Mihalek and Kirkland Mihalek.

HALFMOON

445 Route 146, $500,000. James and Marcia Johnson sold property to Halfmoon Commons LLC. 443 Route 146, $900,000. James Johnson, Jr. and Robert Johnson sold property to Halfmoon Commons LLC. 107 Cemetery Rd., $148,000. HSBC Bank USA (as Trustee) sold property to Joseph Christopher. 17 Mari Nol Dr., $244,000. Audrey and Galina Karakalchu sold property to Katherine and Spencer Baumgartner. 67 Linden Park Dr., $440,995. United Residential Group LLC sold property to Paul Drezelo. 74 Dewey Ave., $175,000. Daniel Nash sold property to Samantha Griffiths and Adam Kocienski. 35 Linden Park Dr., $443,666. United Residential Group LLC sold property to Christopher Feml and Eric Nelsen.

MALTA 157 Arrowwood Place, $162,000. Braelin and Geoffrey Thornton sold property to John Duffy. 1067 Raymond Rd., $204,000. Carol Dowen (as Trustee) sold property to Brian Hart. 63 Thimbleberry Rd., $180,000. Christopher Case sold property to Joseph and Galina Kats.

6 Old Schauber Rd., $365,000. Alexander and Krystal Clarke sold property to Craig Cushing.

3 Parkview Dr., $389,400. Abele Homes LLC sold property to Vincent and Patricia Callagan.

60 Longwood Dr., $360,000. John and Andrea Andresakis sold property to American International Relocation Solutions LLC.

49 Vettura Court, $80,000. Lecmor Residential LLC sold property to Deraff Bloom Custom Builders Inc.

66 Linden Park Dr., $444,389. United Residential Group LLC sold property to Stephen and Deborah Doling.

7 Larkspur Dr., $263,500. Amy Mignacci sold property to Micahel Ray and Alyssa Simmons.


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

HOME & 25 Garden

PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS 9 Damascus Way, $428,000. Vincent and Christine Santandrea sold property to David Mohr.

29 Jackson Ave., $178,500. Christine Schwab sold property to Robert and Shana Parkeharrison.

124 Unit 2 Jefferson St., $285,000. CDJT Development LLC sold property to Martin and Myles Haire.

32 and 34 Copper Ridge Dr., $140,000. Abele Builders Inc. sold property to Rockhurst LLC.

1296-1300 Route 9, $240,000. Daniel and Marie Linehan sold property to P and M enterprises SGF LLC.

126 East Line Rd., $290,000. Ryan Dunphy sold property to Steven and Kimberly Logan.

101 Old Bend Rd., $259,000. Cerrone Construction LLC sold property toMark and Jayne Theilemann.

3 Avery St., $305,000. Evan deJonghe (Ind and as Agent) and Mara deJonghe (by Agent) sold property to Stephen Casella and Bruna Tarraran.

34 Glade Mallow Rd., $259,000. Kevin Drinkwine sold property to Ryan and Jennifer Orapello. 16 Foxglove Way, $357,000. Evan Fish and Mia NunezFish sold property to Thomas and Michele Reilly.

MILTON 44 West St., $114,250. Marie Ahl sold property to Jeffrey and Katie Sheridan. 924 MacArthur Dr., $557,900. James Perella sold property to Scott and Carrie Jackson. 19 Wyndham Way, $341,500. McPadden Builders LLC sold property to Rocco Levo, Jr. 12 Aldrich Rd., $232,000. Marylee Rant sold property to Laura Mitrache. 8 Cobble Hill Court, $349,900. Paul and Nicole Forziati sold property to National Transfer Services LLC. 8 Cobble Hill Court, $349,900. National Transfer Services LLC sold property to James Pelneau, Tia Pelneau and Angela Pelneau. 173 Juniper Dr., $265,000. Phyllis Lighthall sold property to Michael and Barbara Roberts. 604 Minuteman Lane, $263,526. Margaret Scholzen sold property to Kalpesh Singal. 163 South St., $175,000. Jason Taken sold property to Matthew DiCarlo.

MOREAU 170 178 Bluebird Rd., $550,000. Charles Moffitt (by Admin) sold property to DCR Management LLC.

4 McHugh St., $144,000. Lmia Groce-Tymann sold property to David Mattison and Laura Roberts.

NORTHUMBERLAND 318 Puriton Rd., $87,450. Barber Bros. Dairy LLC sold property to Linda Barber.

TOWN OF SARATOGA 935 US Route 4, $175,000. Joann Giovannone sold property to Leah Cuoco. 255 Evans St., $25,000. Judith Egan sold property to Patrick Ryan. 38 Morgans Run, $161,450. Kimberly Anderson sold property to Anthony Defabio. 233 Hayes Rd., $320,000. Arthur and Norma Thiverge sold property to Wesley Leubner and Logan Carr.

SARATOGA SPRINGS 36 Newton Ave., $576,661. SBDT Ventures LLC sold property to Michael and Shari Meehan. 5 Frederick Dr., $267,500. John Bolster sold property to John and Brooke Canney. Robert Lane, $75,000. Clark Brink (by Agent) and Linda Hellmich (by Agent) sold property to Jack and Susan Kress. Lot 8 Jenna Jo Ave., $250,000. Thomas Farone sold property to Augusta Martin. 165 Excelsior Ave., $252,000. Lynn Prehn (as CoTrustee) and Christopher McGourty (as Co-Trustee) sold property to Steven and Claudia Guditus.

53 Ash St., $420,000. Donald Beyer sold property to Daying Hei. 31 Jane St., $389,900. Blitman Saratoga LLC s old property to Jay and Mary Ephraim. 38 High Rock Ave., Unit 5 H, $525,000. Diane Hoefer sold property to Regina Salerno and Linda Coldwell. 97 East Ave., Unit 303, $298,500. Excelsior East LLC sold property to Michael and Ellen Coccoma. 45B White Farms Rd., $200,000. Juliusz and Barbara Kirejczyk sold property to Catherine Fuller. 120 Lincoln Ave., $375,000. Eric and Emma Brodwin sold property to Richard and Renee Brodwin.

STILLWATER 18 Revere Run, $279,900. Dave Adams Builders LLC sold property to Robert and Brittany Hamilton. 319 Hudson Ave., $59,000. MTGLQ Investors LP (by Atty) sold property to John LeClaire. 49 Cavalry Course, $455,400. Thomas and Nicole Volungus sold property to Diana Yanklowitz and Nancy Stroud. 28 Clinton Court, $217,000. Susan Cavotta sold property to Amanda Bravata. 65 Lake St., $299,570. Kathleen Bolton sold property to Matthias and Courtney Hager. 108 Gurba Dr., S., $200,000. Michael and Doreen Doesburg sold property to Theresa Naze. 18B Kellogg Rd., $249,000. Joseph and Irene Zecca sold property to Stephen Anuszewski and Joan Allen-Anuszewski.

WILTON 249 Edie Rd., $50,500. Fannie Mae sold property to Thomas Merrills. 155 Edie Rd., $97,500. Signorino Longhitano sold property to Barry and Patricia Washburn.

Edie Rd., $90,000. Nature Conservancy Inc. sold property to People of New York State Commissioner of Environmental Conservation. 22 King Rd., $225,000. Barbara Kelleher sold property to Mustafa Kesilmis.

14 Harvest Lane, $520,000. Donna Gaede (as Trustee) sold property to Matthew Sanchez.

Ballard Rd., $106,000. Nature Conservancy Inc. sold property to People of New York State.

117 Cobble Hill Dr., $552,500. Mary Gurka sold property to Stefanos and Cathy Lepeniotis.

86 Jones Rd., $225,000. Eugene Cole (by Exec) sold property to Andrea Cole.

9 Burnham Rd., $470,000. Bonacio Construction Inc. sold property to Michael and Melisse Robinson.

90 Blanchard Rd. $157,500. Eric Baker sold property to Albert and Pearl Braymer.


Food

26

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

GROWING SWEET POTATOES – FROM SCRATCH

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

by Himanee Gupta-Carlson for Saratoga TODAY Photos by Pattie Garrett. LATE LAST WINTER, I wanted to try growing sweet potatoes from my own slips. I asked Paul Arnold, of Pleasant Valley Farm, for advice.

Arnold, a year-round produce vendor at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, donates a bin of these tasty, nutrient dense tubers each week to the Franklin Community Center food pantry. He pulled out a few and handed them to me. “Cut these in half and put them in water or very wet soil,” he said. “Then transplant the sprouts when it’s warm enough for them to survive.” I followed Arnold’s advice but started too late. By the time the sweet potatoes began to sprout slips – small roots trailing in water from the base of the tuber and purple-green leaves at the top – it was late July. Our gardens were full and so was my schedule. The slips never made it into the ground. This year, I have a plan: I will start my slips next week, and transplant them in mid-June. Sweet potatoes, unlike “regular” potatoes, are the root of a vine. The vine roots itself into soil and produces a root, each time it touches soil. Slips are the start of that process. Although sweet potatoes require time, sunshine, and warmth to prosper, they are becoming an increasingly popular crop.

Sweet potatoes from Pleasant Valley Farm.

One sweet potato, cut in half lengthwise (producing two halves each with a round base) will sprout slips. These roots, once planted in deep trenches or raised rows of soil, will each yield several sweet potatoes. To grow slips, do as Arnold suggests: Gather a few sweet potatoes, and cut them in half. Place the halves in damp potting soil or water, with half the tuber

submerged. Use toothpicks to keep the sweet potatoes upright in water-filled jars. Like plant cuttings, the sweet potatoes over six to eight weeks will first produce roots and then leafy stems. When the stems are about six inches tall, twist them gently off the tuber, and place them in fresh water for about a week until a new root forms. After all frost danger has passed,

transplant them into soil. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April at the Lincoln Baths Building in the Spa State Park. Our outdoor season begins Wednesday, May 2 at High Rock Park. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram; and contact friends@ saratogafarmersmarket.org for volunteer opportunities.

Sweet Potato Salad with Apples, Raisins & Shallots

• Time: 2 hours • Yields 6-8 servings

INGREDIENTS * Find these Ingredients at the Farmers’ Market!

• 4 cups sweet potatoes*, peeled and cut into ½” cubes • 2 tart apples*, peeled, cored and chopped • ½ cup raisins

• ½ cup pecan pieces, toasted (optional) • Juice from 1 orange • Juice from 1 lime • 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar

• 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard • 1 shallot*, finely chopped • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste • 1/3 cup olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS 1. To cook the sweet potatoes: In a large skillet, warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped sweet potatoes and toss to coat. Once the pan is sizzling, add a scant ¼ cup water, then cover the pan and reduce heat to low to avoid burning the contents. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sweet potato is tender and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.

2. Mix the sweet potatoes, apples, raisins, pecans, and shallots in a large bowl. 3. Combine the juices, vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. 4. Whisk together, then add the oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly. 5. Pour over the salad, toss well to combine well, then refrigerate overnight before serving.

Adapted from recipe by Miss Annie on www.geniuskitchen.com.


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

Food

27

You’re My Everything

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY

Hello

my Foodie Friends. Who doesn’t love a good bagel? Once you find that place that makes the perfect bagel, it is difficult to avoid making a bagel a regular event especially when thinking of the crusty outside and chewy interior along with the amazing flavors that are now available. Bagels are an extremely versatile and delicious item that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are so many incredible ways to eat a bagel from making it with simple cream cheese, to putting chicken parmesan in a bagel for dinner to having dessert with a toasted bagel and topping it with chocolate and fluff. Want s’more? Here are some fun facts about bagels: Bagel history dates back to 1783, according to popular belief. They were created to honor King John III Sobieski of Poland, after he protected Austria’s people from an attack by Turkish invaders. In the late 1800s, with an influx of Jewish

immigrants, the bagel found its way over to America. Initially, they were only popular amongst Eastern European Jews who settled in New York. Around 1910, the Bagel Bakers Union was formed; this led to apprenticeships with Bagel Bakers, and thus the art spread. The Jewish bakers in Europe kept the flame going over the years by making the traditional bagel and in the late eighties, the American style bagels started to appear in Europe in a variety of flavors with a softer texture that was more suitable for sandwich making. So the round bagels have done a full circle originating in Europe and returning as an American product. In the 1950s, the comedy, Bagels and Yox played on Broadway with Bagels given to the audience in the intermission. As a result, the magazines, Time and Family Circle, began to feature recipes for Bagels and they have remained popular ever since. Bagels are the only bread that is boiled before baked. Once the bagel dough is shaped into a circle, they are dipped in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes on each side. After that, they are drained and baked for about 10 minutes. That little hole in the center isn’t just for looks. Rumor has it the age old “roll with the hole” design is rather efficient. The bagel hole comes in handy to thread multiple bagels onto a dowel, making transport easily, especially for street vendors selling the doughy delights. Believe it or not, despite the

myriad bagel flavors available from blueberry to the “everything” bagel, the most popular choice is plain, followed closely by sesame. When you are attempting to slice a bagel with a knife, you understand the difficulty, as well as the potential safety issues. You need a safe tool to easily slice bagels, Choose the NSF Certified Commercial Bagel Biter – the Original Bagel Guillotine. It is designed for heavy-duty usage made with high quality bases and guards and solid handles to prevent breakage. Never worry about cutting yourself. The guillotine blade safely slices the bagel behind the protective finger guards. It is dishwasher safe in the top rack only. This award- winning design includes non-stick coated blade that allows for easy slicing and easy cleaning. It is engineered for safety and performance. All you have to do is insert the bagel, push down, and remove the perfectly sliced bagel. Is you mouth watering yet? There are so many delicious dishes to make with bagels. Stop by Compliments to the Chef at 33 Railroad Place to purchase the Original Bagel Guillotine to assist you with slicing your favorite bagel. Let the one you love know that they are your “everything.” Remember my Foodie Friends; “Life Happens in the Kitchen.”

Take Care, John & Paula

EVERYTHING BAGEL GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH This breakfast sandwich can be a breakfast, brunch, or dinner favorite. This is too good for words.

INGREDIENTS • 1 everything bagel or bagel-thin • 2 slices of bacon • 2 eggs • 1 slice of your favorite deli cheese

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Slice bagel in half. Set aside. 2. Next begin cooking bacon via your favorite method [I bake mine on parchment paper but you could also fry it up on a skillet if you prefer] 3. While the bacon cooks, fry your eggs: Heat a large non-stick skillet to medium heat and crack your eggs into the pan, separate from one another. Cook for a few minutes until your idea of drippy egg perfection is reached. Covering the pan halfway through cooking

MONDAY

Spring 9 6 Celebrate Special! ✿

• Raspberry Chicken • Chive Mashed Potatoes • Peas & Onions • Dinner Roll • Frosted Lemon Cake

[after about a minute or two] helps cook the top of the egg and is my go-to technique for a perfect fried egg! 4. Next butter each side of your bagel [optional] and top with cheese, eggs, bacon, and spinach. 5. Grill it up on a skillet or press into your favorite panini press for a melty breakfast grilled cheese that will rock your morning! NOTE: Alternatively you can simply toast your bagel and pile it high with the ingredients sandwich-style.

Office for the Aging Lunch Program

h c n u L FRIDAY

• 1-2 oz freshly grated Cabot Everything Bagel Cheddar Cheese • Handful of fresh spinach • Butter for grilling [to taste; optional]

Served at the Saratoga Senior Center TUESDAY

10

• Rost Pork with • Italian Stew Apple Glaze over Rice • Stuffing • Green Beans • Brussels • Warm Spiced Sprouts Applesauce • Yogurt

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

11

12

• Vegetable Lasagna • Zucchini & Yellow Squash • Warm Berry Crisp

• BBQ Chicken • Brown Rice • Tuscan Blend Vegetables • Fruit Cocktail

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


28

RELIGION

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

PLACES OF WORSHIP Adirondack Christian Fellowship  

Christ Episcopal Church*

Grace Fellowship Saratoga*

8 Mountain Ledge, Wilton Contact: 581-587-0623 | acfsaratoga.com 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 | saratoga.gracefellowship.com Pastor: Mike Adams Services: Sundays 9 and 11 a.m.

27 Saratoga Avenue, South Glens Falls Contact: 518-793-3755 | adirondackfriendsmeeting.org 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 | ballstoncenterarpchurch.org 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 Bahai.org | Public Meetings: 1st Tuesdays 7 p.m. Bethesda Episcopal Church* 41 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-5980 | Bethesdachurch.org 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 | nybhumc.com 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 | saratogasynagogue.org 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 | cfumc@cnyconnect.net Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Cornerstone Community Church 100 Saratoga Village Boulevard. #8 Ballston Spa. Contact: 518-664-5204 | mycornerstonechurch.org Pastor Frank Galerie Services: Sunday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Community 2001 Route 9, Round Lake Contact: 518-877-8506 | office@corpuschristichurch.net 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 | www.xcsavior.org Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. First Baptist Church of Saratoga Springs 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-6301 | www.fbcsaratoga.org Services: Sunday Noon

Calvary Capital District

First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa

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

202 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa Contact: 518-885-8361 | bspabaptist.org 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 | cliftonparkchurchofchrist.com 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 | Charltonfreehold.org 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 | ccrc-cpny.org Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

2056 East Street, Galway Contact: 518-882-6520 galway-united-methodist-church.com 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 | thechurch@ggccmalta.org 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 | livingwaterscog.us 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 | newlifeinsaratoga.org. Services: Sunday 10 a.m.


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018 RELIGION

PLACES OF WORSHIP NorthStar Church

St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church*

970 Rt. 146, Clifton Park Contact: 518-371-2811 | northstarchurch.com Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

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

Old Saratoga Reformed Church*

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

48 Pearl Street, Schuylerville Contact: oldsaratogareformedchurch.org Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

149 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-0904 | office@spalutheran.org Services: Saturday: 5 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 and 11 a.m.

Old Stone Church (American Baptist)

St. Peter Lutheran Church

159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa Contact: 518-583-1002 Services: 10:30 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.

Olde Liberty Baptist 600 Route 67 Malta Contact: Oldelibertybaptist.com Services: Sunday: 10, 11 a.m., and 2 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church* 73 Midline Road, Ballston Lake 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 | pnecchurch.org Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Quaker Springs United Methodist Church*

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. St. George’s Episcopal Church 912 Route 146, Clifton Park Contact: 518-371-6351 | stgeorge@csdsl.net Services: Saturday: 4:30 p.m. Sunday: 7:30 , 9, and 11:30 a.m. St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church* 3159 Route 9N, Greenfield Center Contact: 518-893-7680 stjosephschurchgreenfieldcenter.org Services: Saturday: 4 p.m. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church* 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa Contact: 518-885-7411 | stmarysbsta.org Services: Saturday: 4 p.m. Sunday: 8:30, 10:30 a.m., Noon

Stillwater Christian Fellowship

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

St. Therese Chapel (RC)

Temple Sinai*

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

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

St. Thomas of Canterbury 242 Grooms Road, Halfmoon Contact: 518-348-0842 | st-thomas-of-canterbury.org Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga Abundant Life Church 2 Hutchins Road, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-885-5456 | SALChurch.org Services: Sunday 8:20 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

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

St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church*

410 21st Century Park Dr., Clifton Park Contact: 518-899-1200 | starpoint.church Services: 9, 10:30 a.m. and Noon

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

River of Hope Fellowship

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

Starpoint Church

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

466 Route 32, Schylerville Contact: 518-695-3101 | qsumc.com Pastor Ben Lalka Services: Sunday 9 a.m.

Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter

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

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

Saratoga Chabad

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

Soul Saving Station for Every Nation Christ Crusaders of America

130 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-526-0773 | saratogachabad.com Saratoga Friends Meeting (Quaker)

Saratoga United Methodist Church* 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-3720 | saratogaumc.com Services: Sunday 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Saratoga Seventh-Day Adventist Church 399 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-587-6951 | saratogasda.org Services: Sabbath School: 10 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Schuylerville United Methodist Church 51 Church Street, Schuylerville Contact: 518-695-3101 | Sumethodist.org Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Shenendehowa United Methodist 971 Route 146, Clifton Park Contact: 518-371-7964 Services: Sunday 9 and 10:45 a.m. Simpson United Methodist Church 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls Contact: 518-85-4794 Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m.

Terra Nova Church* 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-833-0504 | terranovachurch.org Services: Sunday 9 a.m. The Salvation Army/ Worship, Service & Community Center 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 | tumcwilton.com Rev. Keith Mann Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs* 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-1555 | uusaratoga.org Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unity Church in Albany 21 King Avenue, Albany Contact: 518-453-3603 Services: Sunday 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. West Charlton United Presbyterian Church 1331 Sacandaga Road, West Charlton Contact: 518-882-9874 | westcharltonupc.org Rev. Thomas Gregg Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Wilton Baptist Church 755 Saratoga Road, Wilton Contact: 518-583-2736 | wiltonbaptistchurch.com Services: Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

*Wheelchair Accessible

29


30

LOCAL BRIEFS

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. Autism Spectrum Disorders - Symptoms and Intervention On Tuesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. in Skidmore College Tisch Learning Center, Room 301, Dr. Gina Cosgrove will review the core symptoms associated with the Autism Spectrum across the lifespan. Best practices in educational and socialcommunication interventions will also be reviewed. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Professor Rachel Mann-Rosan at rmannros@skidmore.edu. 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 saratogascouter@kochny.com. Introduction to Autism Diagnostic Assessment On Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. at Skidmore College in the Tisch Learning Center, Room 301 Have you ever wondered how a person gets diagnosed with autism? Join Dr. Lenore Strocchia-Rivera of Learning Insights for an introductory talk on what a diagnostic assessment process looks like. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Professor Rachel Mann-Rosan at rmannros@skidmore.edu. 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 community partners, supporters, and sponsors for their continued support and commitment to the Saratoga Center and our community. The evening will include a cocktail hour with Hors D’oeuvres and cash bar, program during dinner and dessert. Visit www.saratogacff.org/event/ celebrating-the-power-of-hope. Tickets available at www.eventbrite. com/e/celebrating-the-power-ofhope-tickets-43996820675. Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream On Thursday, April 19 at 6 p.m. former representative Chris Gibson will be at Northshire Bookstore for a free event. The author, who served New York’s 19th Congressional District in the House of Representatives for six years will discuss and sign his book, which looks past the 2016 election, past the finger pointing and conventional political

thinking, to focus on primary principles that conservatives must debate and defend to protect the future of America. Reservations are required. Visit www.northshire.com for details. Film: Swim Team In New Jersey, the parents of a boy on the autism spectrum take matters into their own hands. They form a competitive swim team, recruiting diverse teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. In this award-winning film, Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning. The showing will be followed by an Q and A with Representatives from Saratoga’s Special Olympics Swim Program. The film will be shown on Thursday, April 19 at 6:15 p.m. in Skidmore College Tisch Learning Center, Room 301. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Professor Rachel Mann-Rosan at rmannros@skidmore.edu. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph is a warm-hearted and brilliant celebration of words, music, dance and color, about Joseph, the boy with the coat of many colors who changed the course of history. Enjoy a cornucopia of music styles from country, rock ‘n roll, pop and calypso. Joseph is the irresistible musical about the trials and triumphs of a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. This tale emerges both timely and timeless. The show will be held on Saturday, April 21, 5 – 7:30 p.m. at the Home Made Theater, located at 19 Roosevelt Dr., Saratoga Springs. Half of all sales, using the promotional code HelpAfterFire will benefit us. Purchase your tickets on April 10, 11 and 12 in one of the following ways: Call the Home Made Theater box office between 12 – 5 p.m. at 518-587-4427 and mention the code. Go to www. homemadetheater.org and click on “Buy Tickets Now” and enter the “coupon” code. Stop in at HMT’s box office between 12 – 5 p.m. and mention code.

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018 Monthly Indoor Craft and Garage Sale On Sunday, April 22 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. the popular Elks Ladies Auxiliary Indoor Craft and Garage Sale will take place at the SaratogaWilton Elks Club off Maple Avenue on Elks Lane. Admission is free with over 40 vendors; parking is great, bargains galore, lunch, books, household items, sports equipment, Mother’s Day gifts, and just about anything you can imagine may be found here. All proceeds go to our local charities. All markets are held the fourth Sunday of each month: except December, May, June, July, and August. Next sales dates are September 23 and October 28; tables are $15 for an 8 ft. table; call Linda at 518-289-5470 for information or to sign up for a table(s). Karen’s Cupboard is back with lots of home-made goodies. “What’s In There?” Workshop and Advocacy Day We can protect our health and the environment by requiring full transparency about, and safe alternatives to, toxic chemicals in products. We invite you to come to a free workshop and advocacy day (lunch included). Hear from national experts about the impact of chemicals on our health. Find out what’s happening in the marketplace and through government action. Get tips on how to advocate for more information and safer solutions. Put your knowledge into action in the afternoon as we speak with policymakers. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 262 State Street, Albany. To register, visit www.cleanhealthyny.org/ registration-april24th. 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. Cost for the evening is $20 and includes an Italian meal. Tickets payable at the door. For tables of eight or more call Judy 518-587-5568. A cash bar and raffle baskets, along with selfies by our classic car, will add to your enjoyment.

Sustainable Saratoga Needs Tree Hosts and Tree Planters Sustainable Saratoga’s Urban Forestry Project has scheduled its 8th Tree Toga planting effort for the morning of Saturday, April 28. Volunteers like you are the key to the success of this semi-annual event. With your help, we can grow a green legacy that will benefit our great city for decades to come. To volunteer, use the online form at www. sustainablesaratoga.org/treetoga8. If you have questions, email us at trees@sustainablesaratoga.org. TREE HOSTS: Host a street tree in front of your house in Saratoga Springs. Enjoy nurturing the young tree for the first two years, especially by keeping it watered during hot dry spells. TREE PLANTERS: Have fun being part of a team of tree planters by volunteering from about 9:30 a.m. - Noon on the morning of Saturday, April 28. 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.

Send your local briefs to calendar@saratogapublishing.com two weeks prior to the event.


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018 fee is $30 each. A portion of the fee goes to First Baptist Church. Registration required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788.

Getting Your Lawn Off to a Healthy Start

Family Friendly Event

FRIDAY, APRIL 6 Growing Up Green The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs 11 a.m. – Noon Join us as we prepare our community garden for the season. This program will introduce the art and science of gardening to your child, as well as increases their awareness of botany, outdoor recreation and nutrition. Free with museum admission. For more information about the museum and other events, visit cmssny.org.

Bilingual Story Time and Art Activity Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 10:30 a.m. Author Camila Hurst of The Little Bird in a Cage, will share her charming new picture book in both English and Portuguese and lead a fun art activity inspired by the book. No prior foreign language experience is required. Free admission. For more events, visit www.northshire.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7 Defensive Driving Class First Baptist Church, 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. New York State approved. Save 10 percent on your base auto insurance for the next three years and receive up to 4 points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. Fee $35.00. Bring a friend and

Cornell Cooperative Extension, 50 W. High Street, Ballston Spa 9 – 10:30 a.m. This class will cover winterkill, spring treatments, fertilization, and turf problems. The second class will start at 11 a.m. This 90-minute session is titled, “Getting the Dirt on Soils” covering compost, soil testing, soil texture, mulch and bed preparation. Pre-registration is encouraged. Cost is $15. Also, on April 14 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. there will be a class, “Coming Soon to a Garden Near You” which looks at ticks, aphids, spiders and other creepy crawlies and who has been living with you? This class covers identification and prevention methods for moles, voles, termites, ants and more. Cost is $20 for both days. Walkins are welcome, cost at the door is $18 per day. To register please call 518-885-8995 or send an email to eah29@ cornell.edu. If you or someone you know would like more information about gardening in general, please contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office.

Tang Family Saturday: Let’s Spin Tang Teaching Museum, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 2 p.m. After spending time in Rose Ocean: Living with Duchamp, we will make experimental art using Spirographs to create countless amazing designs inspired by Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray’s Rotary Demisphere. Family Saturdays foster multigenerational creative cooperation through looking at artwork, discussing it, and engaging in a handson art activity. Most programs run from 2 – 3:30 p.m. and include a tour of a specific exhibition. All programs are free and open to the public, and

31

CALENDAR suitable for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions. Materials are provided. Reservations are required—for additional information and reservations, call the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 518-580-8080.

A Night to Shine: 2018 APT Movie Awards Glens Falls High School Auditorium, 2 p.m. Adirondack Productions and Theater, Inc.’s (APT) annual show will feature songs and related vignettes from wellknown movies, including Beauty and the Beast, Footloose, Lion King and many more. APT is a local theater program which provides an opportunity for self-expression and personal growth through performing and visual arts for adults 18 and over, including those with disabilities. Suggested donation: $6 for adults and $3 for children. For more information contact PJ or Autumn at Pmalone1117@gmail.com.

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

MONDAY, APRIL 9 Pre-K Nature Hour Camp Saratoga, Scout Road, Parking Lot 1, Gansevoort, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. This monthly program is for our youngest explorers, ages 3-6 years old, where we use children’s love of nature to teach simple concepts. Adults are expected to attend. This is an outdoor program so please

come dressed for the weather. We will go on a short walk, do a simple nature craft, and have a healthy snack. Pre-registration is required 518-450-0321.

Saratoga Retired Teachers Meeting Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, Noon Prospective members, please call 518-587-5356 for membership information and luncheon reservations.

TUESDAY, APRIL 10 Woodcarvers Group Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa, 9 – 11:30 a.m. We are looking for anyone interested in joining us, from beginners to experienced woodcarvers. We meet every Tuesday. There is no charge and we have no teacher, but everyone is willing to help you. We carve everything from small boats, birds, walking canes to even a rocking horse. Please contact Neil Scheuerman on Tuesdays at the Community Center, 9 – 11:30 a.m. 518-8856740. Check out our web page: www.ballstonareaseniors.com.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 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 www.northshire.com.

Community Forum on Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic Saratoga Springs Middle School Auditorium, 515 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m. This program is part of the

Saratoga Partnership for Prevention, a communitybased substance use prevention organization in the Saratoga Springs School District. The forum will include presentations from addiction specialists, among others, and will also include a table discussion with members from local prevention organizations.

Malta BPA 2018 Annual Dinner Panza’s Restaurant, 510 Route 9P, Saratoga Springs 6 – 9 p.m. Learn more about the MBPA, meet and chat with local business owners and spend an evening learning 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. Cost for pre-registered members and their guests is $45 and for not-yetmembers and all walk-ins, $55. Cocktail hour 6 -7 p.m.; dinner 7 – 8 p.m.; program begins at 8 p.m. To register, visit www.MaltaBPA. org or email Pam Grandin at Malta-BPA@gmail.com.

Ballston Area Seniors Pickin’ Sessions Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Free to the public, ample free parking and please bring a snack to be share. Amateur and professional musicians are invited to play solo, background or join up with a group. Check out our web page at www.ballstonareaseniors.com.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12 Science Explorers The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs, 10:30 a.m. Join us for this popular weekly program where we discover the different ways in which science is all around us. This program is best suited for children ages three and up.

Send your calendar events to calendar@saratogapublishing.com two weeks prior to the event.


32

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

33


34

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

& ARTS 35

Entertainment

Skidmore Presents

Julius Caesar

New Exhibition Opening at Arts Center Gallery Saturday

Oliver Schemm “Baggage,” on exhibit at the Arts Center Gallery. Photo provided.

“Julius Caesar,” presented by the Skidmore College Department of Theater. Photo by Sue Kessler.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Skidmore College Department of Theater presents its Spring 2018 Mainstage production, “Julius Caesar,” by William Shakespeare, at the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater on the Skidmore College Campus. Directed by Saratoga Shakespeare Company’s Artistic Director Lary Opitz, the 90-minute contemporary production features non-traditional gender casting and calls forth the ever-present

threat of losing democracy to ambitious rulers in an adaptation that highlights the timelessness of Shakespeare’s iconic work. Performances: April 13-15 and April 19-22 at 8 p.m. Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. Tickets: $12 general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens. Reserve seats online at theater.skidmore.edu or by contacting our Box Office: boxoffice@skidmore.edu or 518-580-5439.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — An opening of Elemental Narratives, featuring artwork by Diane Fine, Daisy Rockwell and Oliver Schemm will take place 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at The Arts Center Gallery at Saratoga Arts. Craft beer and light refreshments will be provided. The exhibition will be on

display until May 5. Each artist in Elemental Narratives aims to portray moments and events that are important to them; moments that are essential, or have had a profound impact on them. Their artwork is bound by their shared desire to tell the stories of those moments. Using the narrative of history,

memory and time, Oliver Schemm unites perceived function with absurdity, mixing time periods and cultural traditions in his work. Daisy Rockwell’s paintings depict moments of both war-torn Aleppo and her mother’s terminal illness, while Diane Fine attempts to tell the story of an ageless conversation in a non-verbal way.


36 ARTS &

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

Entertainment

New Initiative Gives Saratoga Springs Dance Museum Announces Students “Access to Yaddo” SARATOGA SPRINGS — A new partnership between the Yaddo arts colony, and Stewart’s Shops and The Dake Family, is helping to enriching young scholars in the community. The initiative - “Access to Yaddo,” provides a grant of $5,000 to support Yaddo’s cultural enrichment program with students at Saratoga Springs High School. The participating students select topics with a connection to Yaddo and conduct research at the Yaddo archive housed in the New York Public Library. Students will give a public presentation of their projects

in a “gallery walk-through” conference on April 24. “With this grant, Stewart’s Shops and the Dake Family have helped us deepen the historic relationship between Yaddo and Saratoga Springs High School in an inspired way,” Yaddo President Elaina Richardson said, in a statement. “We’ve awarded the Yaddo Medal to two seniors since 1912. Now, we’re expanding students’ access to the artists in their backyard to provide a sense of what a life in the arts - whether as a maker or an administrator - might look like, believing that the ties forged will have a long-lasting impact on students’ lives and enhance our community as a whole.”

The select group of sophomores, juniors and seniors meets after school once a week and recently made a two-day research trip to New York City to work firsthand with primary sources and historical documents relating to Yaddo at the New York Public Library. The Yaddo Club, an integral arm of the “Yaddo in the Community” Outreach Program, facilitates year- long research projects as part of the Saratoga Springs High School humanities curriculum. The Yaddo Club partnership between Yaddo and Saratoga Springs High School was founded in 2013.

Saratoga Comic Con at City Center This Weekend SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs will host its 7th pop culture comic-con platform at the City Center on April 7-8. The event features top comic book artists, cosplay groups and guest stars, vendors from across the world and celebrities: Jason

Mewes, Marilyn Ghigliotti, and Scott Schiaffo from the cult classic film Clerks; Chad Rook from The Flash/Siren/War For The Planet of The Apes; Tito Santana former WWF/WWE Wrestling Superstar; Brian Harnois from Ghost Hunters; Erik Johnsen former

sculptor from Disney, and more. Events take place 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets on the days of the event are: $20 Saturday, $15 Sunday, and $30 weekend passes. Children 6 and under: free. For more details go to: saratogacomiccon.com.

2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The National Museum of Dance has announced Lucinda Childs and Alfredo Corvino as the 2018 Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame inductees. The induction ceremony will take place at the Museum’s annual gala on Saturday, Aug. 11. This year the gala will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Museum’s School of the Arts. Lucinda Childs, born in New York City in 1940, began her career at the Judson Dance Theater in 1963 where she performed and choreographed several dance works. Since forming her own company in 1973, she has created over fifty dances. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1979 and since 1981 has choreographed over thirty works for major ballet companies around the world including the Paris Opera Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, and

Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project and has worked as a choreographer and director for sixteen opera productions. Alfredo Corvino (1916-2005) was born in Uruguay where he studied at the National Academy of Ballet. Corvino toured internationally first as a member of the Jooss Ballet and later as a soloist with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and with Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal, among others. He joined the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and subsequently became Ballet Master, where he taught for nearly twenty years. He was on the faculty of The Juilliard School for 42 years and founded and directed his own school in New York City, the Dance Circle. For more information about the National Museum of Dance visit: www.dancemuseum.org To purchase tickets for the gala, call 518-584-2225.

Kiefer Sutherland On Stage at The Egg ALBANY — Kiefer Sutherland will perform with his band at The Egg on May 17 as part of the American Roots and Branches concert series. Best known for his acting in movies and star of the TV series ‘24,’ Kiefer Sutherland launched his music career in

2015, performing his original country roots music with his band on tour, and releasing his debut album ‘Down in a Hole’ in 2016. Tickets are $34.50 and are available at The Egg Box Office at the Empire State Plaza and by telephone at: 518-473-1845.


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

& ARTS 37

Entertainment

Africa Unplugged: Mali meets Cape Town at Proctors SCHENECTADY — The inaugural Passport Series at Proctors closes with a night of Africa Unplugged featuring Derek Gripper and Trio de Kali. Trio de Kali hails from Mali and has had a remarkable profile this year due to recent work with the legendary Kronos Quartet. The collaborative album Ladilikan has been a hit with NPR as well as classical and world music outlets, fusing the sounds of Mande culture with the beautiful stringwork of Kronos. David Harrington, founder of the quartet, says “the album is one of the most beautiful Kronos has ever done.”

Guitarist Gripper’s 2017 album, Libraries on Fire, won a Songlines Award for Best African and Middle Eastern Album. Like his other work, it fuses the austere grace of the western classical tradition with the oral tradition of the same West African griots that

inspire Trio de Kali. Tickets for Africa Unplugged, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the GE Theatre at Proctors, $25, are available at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady; by phone at 518-346-6204; and online at proctors.org.

Local World Jazz Group Album

Release Party at Caffè Lena Saturday

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Pianist and composer Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius and her acclaimed world jazz group Heard will celebrate the release of their new album “Flyaway” at Caffè Lena at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Billed as an evening for lovers of lyrical jazz and world percussion, Heard’s sound combines the talents of Jonathan Greene (woodwinds/vocals), Bobby Kendall (bass), Brian

Melick (percussion), and Zorkie Nelson (percussion/vocals) with bandleader Woodbury Kasius on piano/keyboard, percussion and vocals. The new 11-track album was produced by Grammy-award winning Saratoga Springs resident Joel Moss. Copies of the CD will be available for purchase at the event. “Flyaway” features a number of guest performers, Melora Creager (cello), Aston “Robot”

Ellis (steel drums), Ade Knowles (percussion), George Muscatello (guitar), Victor Sungarian (French horn) and Mitsuko Suzuki (violin), plus vocalists Benny Apang, Kelly Bird, Kristi Brown, Garland Nelson, Clara Tagoe, and a nine-voice children’s chorus. Many of the special guests will be in attendance for the April 7 Caffè Lena date. Tickets are $22 general admission, $20 café members, $11 students and kids.

Capital Region Guitar Show Coming to Saratoga Springs

Fenders and Gibsons and others, oh my. Capital Region Guitar Show returns to the City Center. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Led by the invocation: “It’s not the price of the guitar, it’s the heart of the player,” dealers from across the Northeast will be on hand to buy, sell, trade, and appraise musical equipment at the Capital Region Guitar Show April 13-14. Admission is $7. The public is encouraged to bring along a guitar or amplifier to receive a $2 discount off of the admission charge. Discount is also honored

when visitors bring in at least two cans of food for local food bank. Kids 10 and under are free with the folks. The event takes place 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 13, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The Capital Region Guitar Show is presented by Starving Arts LLC, Saratoga Guitar and SaratogaMusic.com. For more information, call Matt at 518-581-1603.


ARTS & 38

Entertainment

CRITERION

19 RAILROAD PLACE, SARATOGA SPRINGS

(518) 306-4205 04/06/18-04/12/18

ReseRved seating - stadium seating - WheelchaiR accessible gRease 40Th anniveRsaRy (1978) pResenTeD By Tcm () 2D

sun: 2:00, 7:00 WeD: 2:00, 7:00

Rampage (pg-13) 2D

Thu: 7:00, 9:45 FRi - sun: 11:15 am, 2:00, 4:45, 7:30, 10:10 mon - Thu: 2:00, 4:45, 7:30, 10:10

BlockeRs (R) 2D

FRi & saT: 10:50 am, 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 9:40 sun: 10:50 am, 12:50, 4:20, 7:00, 9:40 mon & Tue: 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 9:40 WeD: 12:50, 4:20, 7:00, 9:40 Thu: 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 9:40

chappaQuiDDick (pg-13) 2D

FRi - sun: 10:00 am, 12:20, 1:30, 3:00, 4:00, 5:20, 6:30, 7:50, 9:00, 10:30 mon - WeD: 12:20, 1:30, 3:00, 4:00, 5:20, 6:30, 7:50, 9:00, 10:30 Thu: 12:20, 1:30, 3:00, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00

a QuieT place (pg-13) 2D

FRi - sun: 11:30 am, 2:45, 6:10, 9:20 mon - Thu: 2:45, 6:10, 9:20

ReaDy playeR one (pg-13) 2D ReaDy playeR one (pg-13) 3D BTX sheRlock gnomes (pg) 2D

FRi - Thu: 12:30, 3:45, 7:10, 10:20

love, simon (pg-13) 2D

FRi - sun: 11:40 am, 2:20, 5:30, 8:10, 10:50 mon - Thu: 2:20, 5:30, 8:10, 10:50

TomB RaiDeR (pg-13) 2D

FRi - Thu: 7:40, 10:40

The DeaTh oF sTalin (R) 2D

FRi - sun: 10:20 am, 1:00, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30 mon - Thu: 1:00, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30

a WRinkle in Time (pg) 2D

FRi & saT: 10:10 am, 12:50, 3:30, 6:20, 9:10 sun: 10:10 am, 3:30, 9:30 mon & Tue: 12:50, 3:30, 6:20, 9:10 WeD: 3:30, 9:30 Thu: 12:50, 3:30, 6:20, 9:10

Black panTheR (pg-13) 2D

FRi - Thu: 12:10, 3:20, 6:40, 9:50 FRi & saT: 11:30 pm

WILTON MALL

(518) 306-4707 04/06/18-04/12/18

3065 Route 50, Wilton

stadium seating - WheelchaiR accessible Rampage (pg-13) 2D

Thu: 7:00, 10:10 FRi - sun: 11:20 am, 2:00, 4:40, 7:40, 10:20 mon - Thu: 2:00, 4:40, 7:40, 10:20

BlockeRs (R) 2D

FRi - sun: 9:40 am, 12:00, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 10:00 mon - Thu: 12:00, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 10:00

The miRacle season (pg) 2D a QuieT place (pg-13) 2D

FRi - sun: 10:00 am, 12:20, 2:40, 5:10, 7:00, 8:00, 9:30, 10:30 mon - Thu: 12:20, 2:40, 5:10, 7:00, 8:00, 9:30, 10:30

ReaDy playeR one (pg-13) 2D ReaDy playeR one (pg-13) BTX paciFic Rim: upRising (pg-13) 2D sheRlock gnomes (pg) 2D i can only imagine (pg) 2D

week of 4/6-4/12 friday, 4/6:

sunday, 4/8:

Rich Ortiz, 9 p.m. @ Bailey’s – 518.450.1305

Bright Series: Joan Shelley, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

Don White, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Tim Olsen Quartet, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582 Big Medicine, 8 p.m. @ The Parting Glass – 518.583.1916 Rainbow Full of Sound with Sophistafunk, 9:30 p.m. @ Putnam Place — 518.886.9585 Vinyl Evolution, 7 p.m. @ Saratoga Strike Zone — 518.584.6460 Suicide Girls / Blackheart Burlesque, 7 p.m. @ Upstate Concert Hall — 518.371.0012

FRi - Thu: 12:00, 2:30, 5:00

RaiDeRs oF The losT aRk (pg) 2D

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

FRi - sun: 11:30 am, 3:00, 6:40, 9:50 mon - Thu: 12:10, 3:20, 6:40, 9:50 FRi - sun: 9:50 am, 1:00, 4:20, 7:30, 10:40 mon - Thu: 1:00, 4:20, 7:30, 10:40 FRi: 10:40 am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 10:10 saT: 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 10:10 sun: 10:40 am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 10:10 mon - WeD: 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 10:10 Thu: 12:30, 3:30 FRi - sun: 11:00 am, 1:30, 4:10 mon - Thu: 1:30, 4:10 FRi - sun: 10:10 am, 1:10, 4:00, 6:50, 9:40 mon - Thu: 1:10, 4:00, 6:50, 9:40

saturday, 4/7: Radio Junkies, 9 p.m. @ Bailey’s — 518.450.1305 Hot Club of Saratoga, 11 a.m. @ The Blue Hen Brunch — 518.678.6000 HEARD Album Release Show, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Master Cylinders, 10 p.m. @ Caroline Street Pub — 518.583.9400 John Savage Quartet, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582 Hair of the Dog, 8 p.m. @ The Parting Glass – 518.583.1916 Talking Heads Tribute: Start Making Sense, 9 p.m. @ Putnam Place — 518.886.9585 Tool tribute: Schism, 7 p.m. @ Upstate Concert Hall — 518.371.0012

monday, 4/9: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Super Dark Monday: Yr Parents/ Winnebago Vacation/Matt Weston, 9 p.m. @ Desperate Annie’s — 518.587.2455

tuesday, 4/10: Jazz with Chuck Lamb & Guest Erik Lawrence, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

wednesday, 4/11: Immigrant Stories: In Their Own Words, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 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

thursday, 4/12: Dan Navarro, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Hot Club of Saratoga, 6 p.m. @ Mouzon House — 518.226.0014


40

It’s where NEED to be.

YOU

Space Reservation Due: MONDAY, 5 P.M.

Publication Day: FRIDAY

Ad Copy Due:

WEDNESDAY, NOON

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE

classified@saratogapublishing.com

Call (518) 581-2480 x204 MISC FOR SALE KILL ROACHESGUARANTEED! Buy Harris Roach Tablets. Odorless, Effective, Long Lasting Available:Hardware Stores, The Home Depot, homedepot.com KILL BED BUGS! Buy Harris Bed Bug Killers/ KIT, Complete Treatment System Available: Hardware Stores. The Home Depot: homedepot.com

MISCELLANEOUS DISH Network- Satellite TV Over 190 Channels now ONLY $59.99/mo! 2 year price guarantee, FREE Installation, FREE Streaming. More of what you want! Save HUNDREDS over Cable and DIRECTV. Add Internet as low as $14.95/mo! 1-800-943-0838 Dealing with water damage requires immediate action. Local professionals that respond immediately. Nationwide and 24/7. No Mold Calls 1-800-760-1845 SAWMILLS from only $4397.00- MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill- Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! FREE Info/DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com 800 567-0404 Ext.300 Do you have chronic knee or back pain? If you have insurance, you may qualify for the perfect brace at little to no cost. Get yours today! 1-800-510-3338 HughesNet Satellite Internet - 25mbps starting at $49.99/mo! FAST download speeds. WiFi built in! FREE Standard Installation for lease customers! Limited Time, Call 1-800-214-1903

AUTO DONATIONS Donate your car to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish. We offer free towing and your donation is 100% tax deductible. Call 518-650-1110 Today!

HOME SERVICES Call Empire Today to schedule a FREE in-home estimate on Carpeting & Flooring. Call Today! 1-800-496-3180

HELP WANTED Substitute Volunteers Needed: The Saratoga County Office for the Aging needs substitute volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors in the Greenfield Center and Wilton areas. Delivery takes about an hour. This opportunity has a potential mileage reimbursement available. A training/orientation is provided. Being a volunteer for this program is a gratifying experience. Please call Billie Jo at 518-884-4110.

Adirondack Paving 518-580-0580: Positions available April 1st. Class “A” Driver and all aspects of paving help. Part-Time Retail Merchandiser needed to merchandise Hallmark products at various retail stores in the Ballston Lake area. To apply, please visit: www.hallmark.candidatecare. com EOE Women/Minorities/ Disabled/Veterans Looking for a P/T Maintenance Worker for small apartment complex. General knowledge and light cleaning. Call 518-858-3297


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

ATTORNEY/LEGAL

MORTGAGES

DIVORCE

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

Commercial mortgages: apartments, bridge loans, construction, hard money, hotels, industrial, private financing, mixed-used, multi-family, no tax return option, office buildings, rehabs, REO purchases, retail shopping centers. FAST CLOSING (718) 285-0806

DIVORCE $349 - Uncontested divorce papers prepared. Only one signature required. Poor person Application included if applicable. Separation agreements. Custody and support petitions. - 518-274-0380

HEALTH & FITNESS OXYGEN - Anytime. Anywhere. No tanks to refill. No deliveries. Only 2.8 pounds! FAA approved! FREE info kit: Call 1-855-730-7811 VIAGRA & CIALIS! 60 pills for $99. 100 pills for $150 FREE shipping. Money back guaranteed! Call Today: 800-404-0244 Medicare doesn’t cover all of your medical expenses. A Medicare Supplemental Plan can help cover costs that Medicare does not. Get a free quote today by calling now. Hours: 24/7. 1-800-730-9940

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Have an idea for an invention/ new product? We help everyday inventors try to patent and submit their ideas to companies! Call InventHelpÆ, FREE INFORMATION! 888-487-7074

FOR SALE Privacy Hedges -SPRING BLOWOUT SALE 6ft Arborvitae Reg $179 Now $75 Beautiful, Nursery Grown. FREE Installation/FREE delivery, Limited Supply! ORDER NOW: 518-536-1367 www.lowcosttreefarm.com

LAND WANTED Sell Your NY Land. We have Buyers! All types wanted all size parcels with or without house or camp. Call NY Land Quest 877-257-0617 www.sellyournyland.com

HOME IMPROVEMENT Help your local economy and save money with Solar Power! Solar Power has a strong Return on Investment, Free Maintenance, Free Quote. Simple Reliable Energy with No Out of Pocket Costs. Call now! 800-678-0569

FOR RENT OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND. Best selection of full/partial week rentals. Call daily for FREE brochure.Holiday Real Estate; 1-800-638-2102. Online reservations: www. holidayoc.com. $25 discount on any rental using code [Summer289] (Expires 2018-05-01)

41

DONATE YOUR CAR

Wheels For Wishes

Make-A-Wish® Northeast New York WheelsForWishes.org Call: (518) 650-1110 *Car Donation Foundation d/b/a Wheels For Wishes. To learn more about our programs or financial information, visit www.wheelsforwishes.org.

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE ABANDONED FARM LAND SALE! 20 acres$39,900 Stream. pond, pines, hardwoods, stonewalls, teeming with deer! 6 miles from Cooperstown! Buy NOW for 75% below market! 888-905-8847

SENECA COUNTY Tax Foreclosed Real Estate Auction:15 Lots available. Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Registration: 6:00PM | Auction Start: 7:00PM. County Office Building | 1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo, NY 13165. Parking will be in the South Lot. For complete information, visit www.auctionsinternational.com or call 800-536-1401, Ext.110


42

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

Puzzles Across 1 Piece of cake 5 Forever and a day 9 Tony who was a teammate of Carew and Killebrew 14 Some bra fabric 15 Little bit 16 Put a lid on 17 *On the same page 19 Steakhouse order 20 “You never know” 21 Where honorees may sit 23 Miss Chile’s title: Abbr. 24 Rowing pair 26 Ragged 28 Gingerbread house roof toppers 32 Get really mad 35 “Hey, sailor!” 36 Glide above the clouds 38 False step 39 Actor McKellen 40 *Auto buyer’s consideration 42 Andy’s doll pal 43 Eccentric 45 Base lullaby 46 Likelihood 47 Nods off 49 Multiwinner race outcome 51 Say hello to 53 Take down __: humble 54 Silo filler 56 Landlocked African nation 58 Like a soldier at attention 62 Pigeonhole 64 Online business, and a hint to the ends of the answers to starred clues 66 Muscat native 67 Ready for picking 68 “Very true!” 69 Fee-based entertainment service 70 Biblical garden 71 Little shavers Down 1 Like the chance of winning a lottery 2 Grandpa’s love 3 In need of a massage 4 Journalism award 5 Prepare to fire 6 Sore loser’s opposite

See puzzle solutions on page 46

See puzzle solution on page 46 7 Volcano in Italy 8 “__ with flowers” 9 Mo. for scary costumes 10 Bib-wearer’s entrée 11 *Illegal activity that threatens elephants 12 Blow off some steam 13 General vicinity 18 Tail end 22 Texas NBA team, on scoreboards 25 Civil rights icon Parks 27 Prom attendee 28 Profits 29 Company with orange-and-white trucks 30 *Jamaican resort 31 Soup go-with, at lunch 33 Fit automaker 34 Auditing giant __ & Young

37 Ali boxing technique 40 Deal with things 41 “Right this minute!” 44 70-Across tempter 46 “Just my luck!” 48 “Just a __!” 50 Regard 52 At that place 54 Hoofbeat sound 55 “__ Lama Ding Dong”: doo-wop hit 57 Battery fluid 59 Humorist Bombeck 60 Kept in the loop, briefly 61 Bills with Hamilton on them 63 Tyler of “The Leftovers” 65 Fellows

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: Oblivious, Obvious Oblivious means unaware or unmindful of something. He was oblivious to the danger of the sun’s ultra violet rays. Obvious means easily perceived or understood. Our services present obvious benefits to your company. 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 dave.dowling65@gmail.com


Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

43

SPORTS

Br i an H ar t : Athlete of the Week Photos provided.

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Brian Hart, a senior at Saratoga Springs High School, is a star baseball and basketball player. He will be attending Marist College on a baseball scholarship in fall 2018. He has played on the varsity team for both sports for the last three years. “Basically, my dad just put a bat in my hand when I was a young kid and I played little league. I’ve enjoyed playing baseball all these years,” Hart said, explaining how he became involved with baseball. He started with Saratoga National Little League and then did the Saratoga Stampede travel team during middle school and high school. Hart’s senior basketball season was a success. “We had a really good basketball season this year. All the kids on that team are the kids I’ve been playing with my whole life, so just being able to play with them again this year was really fun,” he said. Hart says he enjoys baseball and basketball the same amount, but he recognizes that he’s better at baseball.

In his free time, Hart studies, works out, and hangs out with his friends, which consists of mostly the baseball team. “We have a lot of seniors on this team that I’ve been playing with for a long time, we’ve all made it a goal to win a state championship. We have high expectations for this team and we’re looking to have a good season this year. I try to be a leader for the team and if any of the underclassmen need help they can ask me and I’ll help them out,” Hart stated. Every March, the team goes to Vero Beach, FL for spring training. “It’s an advantage for us because other teams in the area don’t have the privilege to go to Florida and play games, so we use it to our advantage when we come back here,” he said. Hart has worked out with several major league teams: the Brewers, the Red Sox, the Rangers, and the Padres. “It [working with those teams] was a blessing and it just shows that all of my hard work has paid off. I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing and if good things come of it, that’s just great,” he said.

He isn’t sure about going pro just yet. In college, he is thinking about majoring in either math, finance, or business. Hart’s favorite baseball team is the Yankees and his favorite player is Aaron Judge, “because he’s an outfielder and a power hitter” like him. Hart feels supported on and off the field. His cites his parents, Pam and John, as his biggest supporters. “Athletically though, definitely my dad is my biggest supporter. He’s done a lot for me, he’s my backbone with sports, he’s helped me practice. He’s just done a lot,” Hart explained. On the field, Hart gets along with his whole team and all of his coaches. “My coaches are great. I get along with them. [Cuthbertson] is really easy going, he’s not the type of coach that will yell at you. He has the expectation that we’re going to work hard and get the job done. That just makes everything easier and takes the pressure off everyone,” Hart said. Hart with Coach Johns in Vero Beach, Fl.


44

SPORTS

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

MEET THE TEAM :

Schuylerville Varsity Softball Team headshots by www.PhotoAndGraphic.com

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SCHUYLERVILLE — Coach Katie Bottisti has been the head coach of the varsity softball team in Schuylerville for the last two years, she was the JV coach for four years. This isn’t her first time on Schuylerville’s softball team, she played on that same field in high school. Bottisti’s assistant coach is Amy Weed, who was Bottisti’s coach when she played on JV. “[Amy Weed] has been with the program forever. I

10

don’t even know how long, a long time,” she said. Bottisti describes last season as “a really good year. We lost to Cohoes in sectionals, but the team had some young players and a couple starting seniors. We lost a tough one, but it was a good year overall. I think our potential this season is limitless at this point. It’s going to come down to how bad the girls want it and what they’re willing to work for.” Bottisti cites Caitlin Kelleher, Emily Vallee, Christine Putman, and Teagan Andrews as her star players this season.

TEAGAN ANDREWS

Sophomore ∙ Pitcher & Infield

Kelleher will be attending Cazanovia College next fall to play softball. As far as who the team’s underdog may be, the possibilities are endless. “I think anyone could be the underdog, I don’t know what to expect, we haven’t been on the field yet so I’m unsure. I hope everybody,” she laughed. Aside from physical practice, Bottisti loves to get the girls involved with visualization. “We did a team bonding thing where we talked about if they’re in a situation where they

6

MOLLY ELDER

Sophomore ∙ Utility

strike out and how do they want their teammates to react? If they make an error, what do they want from their teammate or coach? We went through all of those expectations and what they expect from me and what I expect from them. I love to do visualizations, you know, closing their eyes with the bat in their hand and then picturing themselves in tough situations and being successful,” she described. The team likes to host four dinners a season for bonding, so they can be good on the field and good as a group, as well.

18

As far as their biggest competition this season, “in conference it’ll be South Glens Falls and when it comes down to sectionals, Ichabod Crane,” Bottisti predicted. Bottisti’s favorite part of coaching is, “getting to know the girls on more than just a teacher level. I see them in math classes but then I get to be a part of their college choices and I get to know them on a different level.” Schuylerville’s first softball game takes place Monday, April 16 against Glens Falls at Schuylerville High School.

CAITLIN KELLEHER Senior ∙ Catcher


45

SPORTS

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

8

HANNAH KLINGEBIEL

14

3

2

Sophomore ∙ Infield

SYDNEY WARMT

Sophomore ∙ Infield & Pitcher

CHRISTINE PUTMAN Senior ∙ Infield

4

GRACE PELLETIER-HOBLOCK Junior ∙ Outfield

9

KATELYN WEED Senior ∙ Infield

1

AVA PHOENIX

Junior ∙ Infield, Outfield, Pitcher

EMILY VALLEE

Senior ∙ Outfield & 1st Base

C

HEAD COACH KATIE BOTTISTI


46

SPORTS

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN Malta Recreation Department Releases Summer Guide MALTA — “The Guide,” a listing of summer activities offered by the Town of Malta’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Human Services is available online at www.MaltaParksRec.com. It is available at the Malta Community Center and registration will begin for summer classes and programs on Tuesday, May 1 at 8 a.m. Camps, classes, and special events are scheduled for May through August. Please call the Malta Community Center at 518-899-4411 for more information.

6th Mother-Lovin’ 5K Run/Walk is Capital Region Mother’s Day Tradition for Families WILTON — Hundreds of local families will be running and walking with and for a purpose on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13 in the Saratoga Spa State Park. Registration is now open for the Kelly’s Angels MotherLovin’ 5K, which invites men, women and children of all ages and abilities to step up to participate in the name of helping children who’ve lost a parent or sibling to cancer. Now in its 6th year, the event is held on “Mother-Lovin’ Day” in Saratoga Springs. It typically attracts more than 1,000 people who run or walk or cheer for their friends and family members who do. Cost to register is $30 for individuals, and online registration

continues through May 10 at 10 a.m., and race day registration is $35. T-shirts are guaranteed for all racers who register by April 20. Individuals, families and teams are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. Race day registration and packet pickup runs from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Orenda Pavilion. Participants can register at www.zippyreg.com/online_ reg/index.php?e=1080. Awards will be given to the first and second overall male and female winners as well as first, second and third place male and female winners across eight different age groups.

McGregor Links Country Club to Host an Event to Benefit Saratoga-Wilton Youth Baseball Program SARATOGA SPRINGS — McGregor Links Country club is pleased to be hosting a guest bartending evening on Saturday, April 15 beginning at 6 p.m. All tip proceeds collected at this event will go to Saratoga-Wilton Youth Baseball Program. Saratoga-Wilton Youth Baseball is the oldest, and largest, youth baseball program in Saratoga Springs, proudly offering recreational and travel baseball from April through October, for players age 4-16. Saratoga-Wilton Youth baseball is affiliated with Babe Ruth League, Inc. and features Cal Ripkin baseball as well. Practice and play are held primarily at Gavin Park in Wilton and East Side Recreation in Saratoga.

Puzzle solutions from pg. 42 Send your sports stories or briefs to Sports@Saratoga Publishing.com

McGregor Links country club recognizes the importance youth sports play within our community and is thrilled to help Saratoga-Wilton Youth Baseball fund their program. For questions regarding this event, or any other information on McGregor Links Country Club please contact our main office at 518-584-6270.

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 www.westmtn.net/shop 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.

Gavin Park Gorilla Basketball WILTON — On Sundays, through April 19, Gavin Park will hold their Gorilla Basketball program for ages 4-6. From 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Gorilla I take 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.


47

SPORTS

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

LOCAL ATHLETES ALL STAR MOMENTS Saratoga Regional YMCA Basketball League Scores WEEK FIFTEEN SCORES — WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28: GAME 1: West Side Sports Grill – 73 vs. D’Andrea’s Pizza Parlor – 70

John Mooney’s last-minute foul shots and 19 points led West Side Sports Grill to a 73 – 70 win over D’Andrea’s Pizza Parlor. Charlie Maurer’s game high 34 points wasn’t enough for D’Andrea’s to avoid their loss. Also, in double figures for West Side were Joe Twomey with 18 points, Mike McMorris with 15, and Scott Waterhouse with 12 points. Mike Scanlon added 15 and Jim Puleo 10 points for D’Andrea’s.

GAME 2: Mama Mia’s Café – 83 vs. Nemer Chrysler – 57

Bobby Hanson’s league high 47 points helped clinch the regular season championship for Mama Mia’s Café as they defeated Nemer Chrysler 83 – 57. Phil Fitzpatrick topped the losers with 31 points while Tom Kelly chipped in 16 points. Reggie Durden added 18 and Andy Kramarchyk 11 points to the victory.

GAME 3: Jones Steves - 50 vs. Village Photo, LLC - 44

Jones Steves built up a first half five-point lead and held on to defeat Village Photo, LLC 50 – 44. Jones Steves’ Rory Wilson was the game high scorer with 29 points. For Village Photo, Mike Lander rimmed 17 points and Pat Correa 11 points.

GAME 4: Post Time Wine & Spirits - 77 vs. Gennaro’s Pizza – 64

The combination of Ed Benway with 37 points and Jim Eliopulos with 22 points led Post Time to a 77 – 64 victory over Gennaro’s Pizza. For Gennaro’s Mark Sohl, Kevin Reilly, Mike Bentley, and Rob Theiss tallied 22, 16, 15, and 11 points respectively.

SARATOGA SPRINGS RECREATION CENTER Saratoga Springs Camp Saradac

Spring Programs

Camp Saradac offeres creative recreational and educational programs for children ages 5 - 15 promoting fun, fitness and growth. Early Bird registration for Camp Saradac ends May 14. For more information or to download forms go to www.SaratogaRec.com. Contact the Recreation Department at 518-587-3550, ext. 2300 or email recreservations@saratoga-springs.org.

Sign up for our spring programs! Choose from Jr. Sluggers baseball, Tiny T-Ball, Boxing and Zumba. Visit www.SaratogaRec.com for more information.

Saratoga Springs Ice Rink The ice rinks on 30 Weibel Avenue are now open with public skating times available. Visit www.SaratogaRec.com for open skate times.

Spring Soccer Our soccer program is divided into grade appropriate divisions to expose players to skills based on level of play. All divisions play once during the week and once on the weekend. Visit www.SaratogaRec.com for more information.

Summer Programs Sign up for our summer programs! Join our running program, basketball league, or try Skating for Groms, an introduction to skateboarding. Visit www.SaratogaRec.com for more information.

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

Zumba Fitness Classes Teens and adults 16+ are welcome to join. Classes are Wednesdays 6 - 7 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

SPRING SPORTS SEASON IS HERE! League games this week are as follows:

Baseball FRIDAY, 4/6

■ Schuylerville vs. Stillwater 12 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake vs. Troy 12 p.m. at Troy High School

SATURDAY, 4/7

■ Saratoga Springs vs. Mohonasen 11 a.m. at Saratoga Eastside Recreation Center ■ Ballston Spa vs. Columbia 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School ■ BH-BL vs. Shenendehowa 11 a.m. at Shenendehowa High School

MONDAY, 4/9

■ Spa Catholic vs. Hoosick Falls 4:15 p.m. at Hoosick Falls High School

WEDNESDAY, 4/11

■ Spa Catholic vs. Hoosic Valley 4:15 p.m. at Hoosic Valley High School ■ Schuylerville vs. Johnstown 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Troy 4:15 p.m. at Troy High School ■ Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake vs. Shaker 4:15 p.m. at BH-BL High School

FRIDAY, 4/13

■ Spa Catholic vs. Stillwater 4:15 p.m. at Stillwater High School ■ Schuylerville vs. Gloversville 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School

■ Saratoga Springs vs. Colonie 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Eastside Rec ■ Ballston Spa vs. Mohonasen 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School ■ BH-BL vs. Christian Brothers Academy 4:15 p.m. at Christian Brothers Academy

Softball SATURDAY, 4/7

■ Saratoga Springs vs. Mohonasen 11 a.m. at Saratoga Springs High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Colonie 11 a.m. at Colonie High School ■ BH-BL vs. Shenendehowa 11 a.m. at Shenendehowa High School

MONDAY, 4/9

■ Spa Catholic vs. Hoosick Falls 4:15 p.m. at Hoosick Falls High School ■ BH-BL vs. Ichabod Crane 4:15 p.m. at Ichabod Crane High School

TUESDAY, 4/10

■ BH-BL vs. South Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at South Glens Falls High School

WEDNESDAY, 4/11

■ Spa Catholic vs. Hoosic Valley 4:15 p.m. at Hoosic Valley High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Troy 4:15 p.m. at Troy High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Columbia 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School

THURSDAY, 4/12

■ Schuylerville vs. Catholic Central 4:30 p.m. at Catholic Central High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Colonie 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School ■ BH-BL vs. Queensbury 4:30 p.m. at Queensbury High School

FRIDAY, 4/13

■ Spa Catholic vs. Stillwater 4:15 p.m. at Stillwater High School ■ Schuylerville vs. Queensbury 4:30 p.m. at Queensbury High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Mohonasen 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School

Lacrosse SATURDAY, 4/7

■ Saratoga Springs (Girls) vs. Schreiber 10 a.m. at Schreiber High School ■ BH-BL (Boys) vs. Shenendehowa 11 a.m. at Shenendehowa High School ■ BH-BL (Girls) vs. Shenendehowa 12 p.m. at BH-BL High School

WEDNESDAY, 4/11

■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Queensbury 4:30 p.m. at Queensbury High School

THURSDAY, 4/12

■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. South Glens Falls 5 p.m. at South Glens Falls High School ■ Saratoga Springs (Boys) vs. Colonie 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School

■ Saratoga Springs (Girls) vs. Colonie 4:15 p.m. at Colonie High School ■ BH-BL (Boys) vs. Christian Brothers 4:15 p.m. at CBA Puleo Stadium ■ BH-BL (Girls) vs. Burr & Burton 4:30 p.m. at Burr & Burton Academy

FRIDAY, 4/13

■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. South Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Ballston Spa (Girls) vs. Emma Willard 4:15 p.m. at Emma Willard High School

Tennis SATURDAY, 4/7

■ BH-BL (Boys) vs. Shenendehowa 11 a.m. at Shenendehowa High School

MONDAY, 4/9

■ Schuylerville vs. Amsterdam 4:30 p.m. at Amsterdam High School

TUESDAY, 4/10

■ Saratoga Springs (Boys) vs. Shaker 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School ■ BH-BL (Boys) vs. Albany Academy for Boys, 4:15 p.m. at Albany Academy for Boys

WEDNESDAY, 4/11

■ Schuylerville vs. Hudson Falls 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Saratoga Springs (Boys) vs. Troy 4:15 p.m. at Troy High School ■ Ballston Spa (Boys) vs. Columbia 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School


Volume 12  •  Issue 14

See “Meet the Team: Schuylerville Softball” pg. 44, 45

S PO RTS

L A C R O S S E SARATOGA BLUE STREAKS

FREE

Week of April 6 – April 12, 2018

See “Athlete of the Week: Brian Hart” pg. 43

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY

Photo Provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Tuesday, April 3 at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury, the Saratoga Springs varsity girls’ lacrosse team played Averill Park. Saratoga dominated Averill Park, 20-7. In the first half, 13 points were scored for Saratoga and four points for Averill Park. In the second half, Saratoga had seven points and Averill Park had three points. For Saratoga: Katie Wendell, #22, had four goals and three assists; Lindsey Frank, #4, had three goals and two assists; Ella Payer, #18, had three goals and one assist; Sylvie Waters, #3, had three goals and one assist; Sophia Burke, #15, had two goals and three assists; Jackie Sauer, #5, had two goals and one assist; Sofie Mangino, #16, had one goal and one assist; Catherine O’Hara, #1, had one goal and one assist; Lauren Duffy, #26, had three assists; Katie Silver, #28, had one goal and two assists; Abigail Searles, #24, had five saves. For Averill Park: Anita Reitano, #15, had three goals; Julia Gelder, #8, had two goals; Lauren Meyers, #22, had one goal; Julia Foster, #20 had one goal.

Saratoga TODAY 4.06.18  
Saratoga TODAY 4.06.18