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City Native Studies Distant Planets for NASA OBSERVES TESS LAUNCH THIS WEEK by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY

SSHS alumna Jennifer Burt making a planetary point. Photo provided.

CAPE CANAVERAL — Jennifer Burt, who graduated from Saratoga Springs High School more than a decade ago, is part of a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology preparing to study distant solar systems with the aid of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). “Over the next two years, TESS is going to search for exoplanets across 85 percent of the sky, focusing specifically on

the closest and brightest stars,” Burt wrote in an email that she sent this week from Cape Canaveral, Florida. On Wednesday, she observed a second TESS launch attempt at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) facility in Cape Canaveral. According to an April 18 report in USA Today, NASA partnered with the private company SpaceX to launch TESS as part of a two-year, $337 million project. Technical issues delayed an initial launch attempt. See Story pg. 11


by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — After trudging through a ditch next to Meadowbrook Road on Tuesday morning, city officials and

environmental advocates walked a soggy portion of the Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail to welcome several upgrades that are needed in the 25-year-old preserve. See Story pg. 10

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Photos by SuperSource Media, LLC. See Story pg. 40



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Snippets of Life from Your Community

Who: Gina Michelin Where: Saratoga Springs Public Library Q. How long have you lived in Saratoga? A. Oh gosh, I’m trying to think… I moved here first in October of 1995 and then I left again in October of 1996. My husband Peter grew up in Ballston Spa and we were friends in college and we ran back into each other here and so we got together and he wanted to move to Florida and I really didn’t but he said “come with me” so we moved there for a year, and then outside Boston until the spring of 2003, and we’ve been back here since. So, I guess I’ve been back 15 years. Q. How long have you worked at the library? A. I’ve been at the library a little over five years. Q. How do you think that Saratoga has changed since you first started living and working here? A. I think Saratoga is unique in that I feel like it’s very cosmopolitan but on a small scale in that it’s very accessible. If you want to go do yoga class, if you want to go to a Spanish bistro, you can do all of these things in a small space, which is very interesting and unique. In addition, you have all of the history here in town. I don’t think any of those qualities have been sacrificed in any way, I think they all still exist but obviously it’s become much more built up and much busier. There’s a lot of people still moving to the area. I think for a long time; Saratoga County was one of the fastest growing counties in New York State and I haven’t really seen it slow down since I first came here in 1995. There are always new families here in town and coming to the library. I just feel like there is more to do with more people around.

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Q. What do you think is the best program at the library? A. Well I’m a local history fan myself and that is one of the things that drew me to Saratoga. When I first moved here in 1995, I immediately felt like I was home, like I had been here in a past life or something and so I’ve always been just really drawn to the history of this area and the city. So, I love the fact that we have this amazing Saratoga History Room here in the library so sometimes when I have some time to kill in the library I wander in there and see what’s new and what I can find. Our local history programs are our most attended programs. Anytime we do a local history program, whether it’s independently or we partner with one of the local organizations, they are popular. I think everybody loves our local history. If I get a chance to attend a program, it’s usually one of those.

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Wilton Historic Bicentennial Celebration Weekend PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

WILTON — The Town of Wilton is celebrating its bicentennial in 2018 with a variety of signature events scheduled throughout the year. The weekend of April 20-22 promises to bring history to life with an opportunity to look back and remember what took place over the past 200 years in Wilton. Town Supervisor Art Johnson commented, “We invite our community of Wilton residents and friends to join us in review of 200 years in the making. As a community, we’ve witnessed tremendous growth, which has created the quality of life we enjoy today. A bright future lies ahead for our children and grandchildren because of the forethought and hard work of many. We are very grateful to all of our sponsors of the bicentennial for their support of our 200th birthday year of festivities.” At 6 p.m. on Friday, April 20 the town will kick-off its Historic Weekend Celebration with a showcase of Wilton civic groups and organizations at the fountain area of the Wilton Mall. Groups in attendance will include Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge # 161, Wilton Rotary Club, Grant Cottage, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Wilton Historical Society, Wilton Food Pantry, Wilton Senior Center, Friends of Wilton Recreation,

Town of Wilton Recreation at Gavin Park, AIM Services Inc., Dorothy Nolan School, Maple Avenue Fire Company, Wilton Fire Department, Wilton EMS, Children’s Museum at Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park and the Bicentennial Commemorative Merchandise Booth. At 7 p.m., the Wilton Mall will host the “First Town Meeting” reenactment written by Karen Strack James and reenacted by the Captain Giles Kellogg’s Company of Artillery. Refreshments donated by Fresh Market, McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts and Saratoga Spring Water Company will be served around the fountain area. Following the reenactment, attendees are invited to enjoy the premier of the Wilton 200-year documentary film produced by Tim Welch and Roy McDonald at the Bow Tie Cinema. It starts at 7:45 p.m. and seating at the cinema is available on a firstcome, first-served basis. On both Saturday and Sunday this weekend, a slew of additional events are scheduled in the town, including self-guided Historic Site Tours and family activities at both Camp Saratoga on Scout Road and the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Major sponsors of the Wilton Bicentennial include Adirondack

Trust Company, Scotty’s Exit 16/ The Parillo and Nigro Family, D.A. Collins Construction Co. Inc., Richbell Capital, Saratoga National Bank, MJ Engineering, Kodiak Construction, Bonded Concrete, Inc., and Stone Bridge Iron and Steel Inc. Wilton non-profits, organizations and businesses are invited to participate in the bicentennial celebration by creating an event that ties in with the year and emailing that event to The event will be posted on the town’s Bicentennial Calendar at www. The community is asked to share historic photos and bicentennial stories by emailing them to Bicentennial@ Residents are invited to join in the activities by volunteering for any of the Signature Events. Commemorative merchandise including bicentennial pins, mugs, hats, Frisbees and patches will be available for purchase at Wilton Town Hall throughout 2018. For more information on the Town of Wilton’s Bicentennial Celebration call 518-5871939, ext. 239 or visit www.



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HOSPITAL GIVES REGIONAL ‘TOUR DE CURE’ MOVES TO ANNUAL NOD TO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ORGAN DONORS COUNTYWIDE — The American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced last week that the Capital Region Tour de Cure has been scheduled to take place in Ballston Spa on Sunday, June 10. For at least the next three years, a newly formed partnership with the Saratoga County Fairgrounds will make Ballston

Spa the new home for the Tour de Cure. It offers five cycling routes and a 5k run or walk that was added this year. In 2017, the popular ADA fundraiser drew more than 1,500 participants to the Saratoga Spa State Park. Riders, runners, walkers and volunteers will be treated to a celebration party for all to

enjoy that includes lunch by Mazzone Hospitality, a beer garden by New Belgium Brewing and live entertainment by Body and Soul. Saratoga County community businesses and members are invited to take part through corporate team and volunteering opportunities. For more information, visit

TOWN OF BALLSTON WATER LINE RULING BALLSTON — In a 14-page decision handed down last week by state Supreme Court Judge Thomas Buchanan, the court confirmed that the Town of Ballston correctly followed “Notice of Intent” procedures when town officials recently approved a water line extension, according to a statement provided by Baker Public Relations. In 2016, a legal dispute arose when the state Department

of Agriculture and Markets intervened after a property owner had asked the town for a water line extension involving a 12-home subdivision off of Goode Street. A lawsuit filed in 2017 by state officials sought a permanent injunction from a judge barring the public water line connection. The court denied that request. Ballston Town Attorney Debra Kaelin argued that state officials

erred in reviewing the related paperwork and intervening. The decision by Buchanan instructs the Department of Agriculture and Markets to consider the original Notice of Intent and to follow the law. Lisa Koumjian, a spokeswoman for the Department of Agriculture and Markets, responded in an email that the agency “is reviewing its next steps.”

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Hospital will fly the “Donate Life” flag for the duration of April, a recognition that highlights the lifesaving benefits of organ donation and encourages New Yorkers to enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry. Every time there is an organ or tissue donation at Saratoga Hospital, a flag is raised for one week to honor the donor and the family. On April 13, hospital employees also participated in the related National Wear Blue and Green Day.

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COURT Ricky Nelson, 62, of Stillwater, pleaded April 12 to five felony counts of possessing a sexual performance of a child. Sentencing scheduled for June 19. Nelson, the former mayor of Stillwater, is expected to be sentenced to a total of 5 to 15 years in state prison, as well as to be registered as a sex offender upon release, according to the Saratoga County District Attorney’s office. Gabriel C. Hodge, 46, of Schenectady, pleaded April 13 to felony robbery, in connection with an incident in Ballston. Sentencing scheduled June 1. Mason A. Weber, 25, of Stillwater, was sentenced April 10 to 3 to 6 years in state prison, after pleading to felony burglary, in Malta, and in Halfmoon. Nicole D. DeLaurie, 23, of Milton, was sentenced April 10 to five years of probation, after pleading to felony burglary. Patrick J. Disbrow, 36, of Gansevoort, was sentenced April 12 to one year in Saratoga County Jail after pleading to attempted burglary - a felony. Daniel P. Elie, 31, of Chateaugay, pleaded April 12 to felony rape, in connection with an incident in Clifton Park. Sentencing scheduled June 21.

Michael A. Coonradt, 21, of Granville, pleaded April 12 to felony burglary, in connection with an incident in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled May 10.

POLICE Antonio V. Quesada, age 53, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 14 with criminal trespass - a misdemeanor. Richard L. Macdonald, age 26, Gansevoort, was charged April 14 with criminal contempt - a misdemeanor. Shelbie E. Sharadin, age 24, Gansevoort, was charged April 14 with criminal mischief - a misdemeanor. Rocky J. Boscia, age 35, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 14 with criminal possession of a controlled substance a misdemeanor, unlawful possession of marijuana, no/ expired inspection certificate, operation of an unregistered motor vehicle on highway, no/ expired insurance, operation of a motor vehicle with improper plates, and unsafe lane change. Alberto Arias, age 27, Bronx, was charged April 13 with no/ expired inspection certificate, unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance - a misdemeanor,

BLOTTER 5 no/expired insurance, operating an unregistered motor vehicle on highway, operating a motor vehicle with improper plates. Johann F. Galanek, age 32, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 13 with no/expired inspection certificate, speeding, and misdemeanor DWI. Joseph W. Simonds, age 44, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 12 with petit larceny - a misdemeanor. Osamede E. Inerhunwunwa, age 19, North Baldwin, was charged April 12 with criminal trespass - a misdemeanor, criminal possession of a forged instrument - a misdemeanor. James P. Purdy, age 31, Stillwater, was charged April 12 with assault in the third-degree a misdemeanor. Brianne E. Cogan, age 33, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 12 with criminal possession of a controlled substance – a felony, two misdemeanor counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminally using drug paraphernalia second degree - a misdemeanor.

Jason M. Rector, age 36, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 12 with criminal trespass a misdemeanor. Benjamin J. Schreiber, age 28, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 12 with misdemeanor DWI, speeding, refusing a pre-screen test, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle first degree - a felony, and aggravated DWI a misdemeanor. Richard Abete, age 52, Clifton Park, was charged April 11 with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs 1st offense - a misdemeanor, making an unsafe lane change, and two counts failure to keep right. Gregory J. Sovetts, age 57, Glens Falls, was charged April 11 with petit larceny - a misdemeanor. Amy E. Kraus, age 46, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 11 with criminal trespass in the second-degree - a misdemeanor. Catherine F. Stano, age 41, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 11 with speeding, and misdemeanor DWI. Donald D. Daniels, age 31, Ballston Lake, was charged April 10 with forgery in the second degree/ tokens or transfers – a felony.

Elizabeth M. Guthrie, age 34, Greenfield Center, was charged April 10 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle third-degree a misdemeanor. Edward J. Hamil, age 62, Schenectady, was charged April 9 with strangulationobstructing breath/blood circulation – felony. Ashley M. Cavosie, age 33, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 9 with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI - a misdemeanor, and refusing a pre-screen test. • Two men suspected of going on a crime spree that targeted the Dollar General in Schuylerville on April 6, a Sunoco station in Mechanicville April 7 and a Mobil station in Stillwater April 13 were apprehended, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff ’s Department. Christopher Hutchins, 25, of Porters Corners, was charged with robbery in the first-degree, a felony, as well as on an outstanding warrant for criminal mischief, in Milton. Daniel Deming, 30, of Corinth, was charged with conspiracy in the fourthdegree, a felony.



Roberta Evelyn Young Shafer

Richard A. “Dick” Kozlowski

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Roberta Evelyn Young Shafer passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018. The Order For A Requiem Eucharist will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, at Bethesda Episcopal Church, Washington St. Burial at 12 noon at the Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. For full obituary please visit

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Richard A. “Dick” Kozlowski passed away Wed., April 4, 2018. Calling hours were Monday, April 16 at the Burke Funeral Home, North Broadway. Mass was celebrated Tuesday, Church of St. Peter, Broadway and burial followed the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. For full obituary please visit

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GANSEVOORT — Elizabeth D. LaPorte (Betty), 71, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Saratoga Hospital, while surrounded by her family. Born on January 30, 1947 in New Rochelle, NY, she was a daughter of the late Liborio J. and Rose Gallello D’Angelo. She graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1965 and married her sweetheart in 1968. She moved to Rockland County in the early 1970’s spending her career working as a Social Worker after obtaining her BSW at Dominican College in Blauvelt, NY followed by her MSW at Fordham University in New York

Anthony Nicholson

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Anthony Nicholson (given name Antonius Nicolaides), age 87, passed away on Monday April 16, 2018 surrounded by members of his loving family. Tony was born on September 9, 1930 in New York, NY, the son of late Georgios Nicolaides and Evdoxia Papadopaoulous, immigrants from Greece and Turkey. Spending the majority of his adult life in Westport,

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City. Throughout her career, she was a well-respected Social Worker and worked in a variety of settings. Elizabeth was an advocate for children affected by Substance Use and ascended to national leadership positions in the field. She started her private practice, which she ran for the last nineteen years of her career. She was a wrestling “mom” to her husband’s teams for many years. She later became a consultant at Nyack Public schools. She retired in 2006 and relocated to Gansevoort in 2009 to fulfill her most important role as “Nana.” Elizabeth was an avid reader and enjoyed attending her monthly book club meetings in Saratoga. She was also part of the Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. Clement’s Church and enjoyed the fellowship of her many friends here in Saratoga. In her free time, she loved being with her grandchildren, spending time at LBI, going to the Saratoga Race Track, crocheting, hosting family gatherings, and engaging in political discourse. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Joseph D. LaPorte; one daughter, Rachel (Daniel) Wolfield and two grandchildren, Camden and Julia Wolfield, all of Lake George; her sister Teri

(Peter) Pendergrass of Salem and her nephews, Patrick and Keith (Taylor Kalloch) Pendergrass. She also leaves behind her loving aunts, Betty Frasca and Alba Sabia, as well as numerous cousins. Calling hours were held Sunday, Apr. 15 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518-584-5373). A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday in St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Avenue. Entombment followed in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery Mausoleum, Niskayuna. Memorials may be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211. Online remembrances may be made at

CT, Tony relocated to Saratoga Springs two years ago to be closer to his children and grandchildren. Following a ten-year career of stage acting, Tony worked for thirty-eight years as a Physics teacher at Greenwich High School in CT. He was honored in 1995 with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, before retiring in 2005. In 1968 Tony was a cofounder, then Camp Director (from 19701980), of Intercommunity Camp, which served as a forerunner for other efforts in the Fairfield, CT area to begin to bridge the racial and class divide between cities and suburbs. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Joanna Holloway; son, Timothy J. Nicholson, M.D., and his wife Denise L. Evert.; daughter Katherine F. Nicholson; grandchildren Emma Katherine and Bennett Anthony Nicholson; sister Alice Nicholson; and grand-dogs Duff and Max.

He is remembered by his family and friends as a polymath with a never-ending passion for learning, a scientist, metalsmith, actor, inventor/creator, educator, language learner, puppeteer, philosopher, magician, cinema lover, juggler, game player, kite flyer, carpenter, electrician, plumber, gardener, bird lover, and more. He continued to charm those with whom he came into contact up until his last days. A celebration of Tony’s life will take place at a future date in Westport, CT. In Anthony’s honor, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Home of the Good Shepherd, The Community Hospice Foundation, Home Instead, or the ASPCA.

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Donation for SOS Smiling for a Century

(Left to right) Saratoga-Wilton Elks Past Exalted Ruler Deborah McCabe, Leading Knight Gerry Conboy and Shelters of Saratoga Associate Executive Director Cindy Harrington with donated items. Photo provided.

WILTON — A Beacon Grant from the Elks National Foundation Community Investment Program provided $2,000 recently to purchase much-needed items for Shelters of Saratoga (SOS). The Elks’ Leading Knight Gerry Conboy and Past Exalted

Ruler Deborah McCabe donated Bed Bug mattress covers for 30 twin beds, bedding, underwear, socks, deodorant, disposable razors, shower gel, alcohol-free hand sanitizer, liquid hand-soap, shampoo and conditioner, along with two large storage bins to hold the items.

The donation was made on Tuesday, April 3, and SOS Associate Executive Director Cindy Harrington said she was enthusiastic to receive such help from the Elks. To learn more about SOS programs, visit the website

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Marge Reynolds, a resident of Woodlawn Commons Independent Living at The Wesley Community, recently celebrated her 100th birthday. On Friday, April 6, her family and friends honored Reynolds with a centennial birthday party in the Great Room. For more information, visit the website at www.

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BIKEATOGA SPRING KIDS BIKE GIVEAWAY APRIL 28 SARATOGA SPRINGS — Bikeatoga holds its annual Spring Kids Bike Giveaway 10 a.m. -3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Bikeatoga is prepared to give away approximately 60 bikes to needy children through age 17. The best selection of bikes is for younger children, and selection of some bike sizes is limited. The size requested is not guaranteed. Over the past several months Bikeatoga has collected and refurbished used kids bikes specifically for this event. Helmets will be provided

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Sustainable Saratoga Tree Toga Event April 28

by Cornell Cooperative Extension and Bikeatoga. Parents or guardians of children who are in need of a free kids bicycle must call the Bikeatoga phone line at 518-3066931 for an appointment. The Spring Kids Bike Giveaway is by appointment only, and a parent or guardian must be present. Bikeatoga is dedicated to pushing for a better future by making functional cycling more convenient, accessible, and safer in and around Saratoga Springs. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Sustainable Saratoga’s Urban Forestry Project will mark its eighth tree planting event on Saturday, April 28. The event will kick off at 9:30 a.m., at High Rock Park with registration, training and site assignments before dispersing to planting sites at 10 a.m. The community is invited to participate by signing up to host a street tree at their home, serve as a tree waterer throughout the

summer months, or help organize volunteers on the day of the event. This is a fun event where the whole family can be part of giving back to their community. Sustainable Saratoga is a not-for-profit organization that promotes sustainable practices and the protection of natural resources, through education, advocacy and action, for the benefit of current and future generations in the Saratoga Springs area. The bi-annual Urban

Forestry tree planting initiative began in 2014 in partnership with Saratoga City’s Department of Public Works (DPW) and, since inception, has planted 200 trees. Those interested in supporting Sustainable Saratoga as a volunteer tree host, planter, waterer, or event day volunteer can learn more or sign up at treetoga8. Questions, suggestions or inquiries about donating to the tree fund can be sent to trees@

VOTERS OVERWHELMINGLY APPROVE SARATOGA SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY BUDGET SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs School District residents on April 12 approved by a 271- 17 vote a tax levy of $5,103,600 to operate the Saratoga Springs Public Library for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The library serves the residents of the Saratoga Springs Enlarged City School District. The 2018-19 budget contains no increase over the amount levied in FY 17-18, according to library officials. “We thank all those who came out to vote,” library board President Janet Lindner said, in a statement. “We’ve just completed another busy year in every measure from circulation to program attendance and we are delighted by the public’s continued support. We look forward to another great year.”

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GIVING CIRCLE FUNDRAISER SATURDAY TO BUILD CLASSROOMS TO EDUCATE YOUNG WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN SARATOGA SPRINGS — A local group is staging an event at Caffe Lena Saturday to raise funds to build classrooms for 150 high school students in Afghanistan. The event to benefit The Giving Circle Afghanistan takes place at 1 p.m. and Nangyalai Attal will be the featured speaker. Attal is the founder of Hode Educational and Social Services Organization, and the recipient of the 2014 United Nation’s Youth

Courage Award and the Award of Hopes and Challenges from the former president of Afghanistan. “Peace starts from here, it springs from Saratoga Springs, we can unleash our potential and spread peace to the forgotten corners of Afghanistan,” said Attal, in a statement. “The quality of our future peace relies on the quality of our future mothers’ education. Let’s invest in their potential.” The Giving Circle, an

NOTES FROM CITY HALL The mayor-appointed Charter Review Commission, which has to date met twice, established a proposed budget of up to $40,000 which will target expenses related to legal counsel, a clerk, communications and mailings and postage, commission chairman and city attorney Vince DeLeonardis announced this week. The commission next meets at 4:30 p.m. on April 25 at City Hall.

The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a meeting 7 p.m. Monday, April 23 at City Hall. Accounts Commissioner John Franck announced the annual Grievance Class will be held 5:30 p.m. on May 8 at City Hall. “Residents are invited to learn how to correctly fill out the application to grieve their assessments, and understand the process,” Franck said.


DPW provides curbside leaf and lawn debris pick up. Leaves must be containerized and placed at the curb April 15 to Sept. 30. Crews will not go on private property to retrieve or clean up leaves. Trucks cover the city in approximately 2 weeks, weather permitting, and then restart the

cycle. Small limbs no longer than 3 feet can also be bundled and placed at the curbside. Please be sure to keep containers and limb piles to a weight manageable by one person. Leaves and limbs are brought to the City compost station and recycled into compost for sale in the Spring.

all-volunteer Saratoga Springs based non-profit, will host the fundraiser. Their new project includes building three new classrooms for the Wardak High School outside of Kabul, Afghanistan to give 150 children access to the school, which the current facility cannot support, as well as funding a program in Kabul for young women from the surrounding rural areas to train to become teachers, so that they can return to their communities

as educators and role models. The training program will run for 3 months in the spring, and The Giving Circle Afghanistan will cover the full tuition, the cost of transportation, books and stationery, and lodging for 50 young women during that time. Saturday’s event will include a screening of the documentary “Girl Rising” - which weaves the stories of nine young women from around the world and

details the struggles they face to get an education, and additional guest speaker Mursal Ayobi, who will be joining the event through Skype. Mursal is a survivor of the 2016 Taliban attack on American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. She is currently studying in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Admission is $25. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online in advance of the event at:

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SAFETY UPGRADES FOR BOG MEADOW continued from front page... Initially completed in 1993, the popular recreation trail is two miles long and has entrances on both Lake Avenue (Route 29) and Meadowbrook Road. Much of the existing path was built over old railroad lines. It is surrounded by 174 acres of wetlands and forest, according to the group Saratoga Preserving Land and Nature (PLAN). Greg Redling, the stewardship coordinator for PLAN, said a three-phase upgrade project would begin with construction of a new trail near the Meadowbrook Road parking area. An 1,100-foot connector trail of mostly crushed stone will eliminate the need for

people walking in the ditch along Meadowbrook Road— on which some drivers rapidly increase their speed. Redling said two other phases of the project will include elevating a northern part of the trail affected by “intensive use,” severe weather and beaver dams; and making repairs on the large boardwalk that spans the Bog Meadow Brook itself. The changes are being designed and engineered by Munter Enterprises, Redling said. He noted how John Munter has been a “crucial partner” in the Bog Meadow trail from the beginning. The PLAN media spokesman, John Kettlewell, said

the work would start by late April when conditions are drier. Mostly “brush and undergrowth” will be removed to build the connector trail on old train tracks that are difficult to spot, he explained. Kettlewell added that a ribbon cutting is scheduled for the fall to mark the completion of all three phases of the project. “In conclusion, a 25-yearold trail naturally needs revitalization,” Redling told the small crowd that had gathered Tuesday on the Bog Meadow boardwalk. The attendees included Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly and Tina Carton, administrator of the Parks, Open

(Left to right) Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commissioner Peter Martin, Mayor Meg Kelly, Greg Redling of Saratoga Preserving Land and Nature and Tina Carton of the city parks office walk the Bog Meadow trail this week. Photo by Larry Goodwin.

Lands, Historic Preservation and Sustainability office. Redling and the small staff at PLAN works with a network of nearly 200 volunteers to maintain Bog Meadow and nine other trails in Saratoga County, from Woodcock Preserve in Clifton Park to the Orra Phelps Preserve in Gansevoort, and west to the Hennig and LeVine nature preserves near Galway. Advocates hope to have the trails connected in a future Saratoga County Greenbelt Trail. They are actively recruiting volunteers to aid in all such efforts. On the Bog Meadow boardwalk Tuesday, volunteer Jeff Olson said he remembered his “very first exploration of this trail,” which he found using basic information from former city planner Geoff Bornemann. At first, Olson explained, there was not much local interest in creating the Bog Meadow preserve. “It turns out that, literally, for 25 years, every single time I’ve been here, there have been other people on this trail, and that’s just a wonderful thing,” he said. “To me, the most exciting thing is we’re standing here today thinking about the next 25 years,” Olson added, as many birds could

be heard chirping in the distance. “Wetlands are really important. We have this wonderful network of springs within the city and water resources, and we need to learn how we’re going to maintain these for future generations,” offered Carton. She said Saratoga Springs is in the process of compiling a “natural resources inventory” to inform any related planning endeavors. Carton also talked about a separate trail project that she called the “downtown connector,” from the Exit 15 area of I-87 to Lake Avenue, which is being reviewed by an engineer. That trail will further connect the county’s entire network of trails. Maria Trabka, the executive director of PLAN, compared the county’s trails to those used long ago by Native Americans—not for recreation, but for essential travel. “We wouldn’t have any of our trails without volunteers,” Trabka admitted, adding that “homebuyers across the country” value recreation trails close to new properties they are considering for purchase. “We need a lot of eyes and ears out in all the communities who understand,” Trabka said. For more information, visit the website


Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018

City Native Studies Distant Planets for NASA OBSERVES TESS LAUNCH THIS WEEK Photos provided.

continued from front page... Earlier this week, Burt’s role in the TESS project was first covered in a report by television news channel WNYT. Burt, a Torres Exoplanet Fellow at MIT’s Kavli Institute, elaborated on the scientific data that TESS is expected to generate. “The mission is expected to detect thousands of exoplanets smaller than Neptune, and will be able to tell us both how large the planets are and how far away they are from the host star—that second bit of info then lets us calculate whether or not the exoplanets are inside the ‘habitable zone,’ or the region around the star where the temperature is just right for liquid water to be possible on the surface of a planet,” she wrote. “My role in TESS actually comes after the mission detects these thousands of new exoplanets. I’ll work with a variety of groundbased telescopes using precision radial velocity instruments to target the best and brightest TESS stars and measure the masses of the exoplanets that TESS discovers around them,” Burt said. Determining the density of any newly discovered planets is “an important step in understanding what they’re made of (metals, rocks, ices, gases, etc),” she continued. “The most promising exoplanets, those with significant atmospheres around bright stars, will likely be targeted by NASA’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope which is set to launch in 2020 and will have the ability to peer into the exoplanets’ atmospheres, looking for evidence of the elements and molecules that we think might be crucial for letting life develop,” Burt wrote. When asked how her interest

in outer space had evolved from her early years in Saratoga Springs, Burt fondly remembered the guidance provided by retired science teacher Charlie Kuenzel before she graduated in 2006. “I developed an interest in astronomy when I was a kid, thanks in large part to the dark skies outside of Saratoga and up in the Adirondacks, where my family had a summer cabin,” she wrote. “I was extremely fortunate to attend SSHS while Charlie Kuenzel was still teaching, and more specifically while he first developed the school’s NASA club. I was one of the inaugural members, and ended up as the president for a couple of years, and through that club I gained my first real experience with scientific research and realized that astronomy in particular could become a rewarding career, and not just a hobby,” Burt explained. Today she encourages high school students to take advantage of local opportunities related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as a means to pursue similar research. “In my mind, the ability to get the public interested in what organizations like NASA are doing is almost as important as the science itself,” Burt admitted. “For students who share a similar interest and want to help explore our solar system, our galaxy, or even the universe at large, I think that pursuing a career in a STEM field is a challenging but extremely rewarding pathway, and one that will open all sorts of interesting and exciting career opportunities as they move forward in life.” For more information about TESS, visit the website



Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018

Local Mother Publishes Book of Baby Names SARATOGA SPRINGS — “This is all brand new to me,” says Katherine Morna Towne, a freelance writer and devout Catholic mother of six boys, who recently completed a book for expectant parents. She has a seventh child on the way this fall. Towne anticipates that hard copies of her first published book, “Catholic Baby Names for Girls and Boys: Over 250 Ways to Honor Our Lady,” will be shipped starting next week by Marian Press in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The book will be available for purchase locally at the Giver of Life Gift Shoppe at 658 Route 9 in Gansevoort. It also can be ordered online through the Marian Press website (www. or through Amazon. In an email, Towne said that the title “sets my book apart from every other name

book—Catholic or otherwise— on the market today.” She elaborated: “Marian names have been important to Catholic families for hundreds of years, and I wanted to compile all the names I could find that are associated with the Virgin Mary so that modern parents—who might like to consider options beyond Mary, Marie, and Maria (beautiful though they are!)— can continue that tradition if they would like to, for their daughters as well as their sons.” Towne added, “I also do baby name consultations for expectant parents looking for names that nod to their faith while fitting their personal style, and through them I’ve been able to see how much interest there is in unusual or unexpected Marian names especially, for both boys and girls.” Towne explained that there were no costs associated with publishing the book, which

Katherine Morna Towne. Photo by Jocelyn Khoury.

she spent nearly 10 years researching and writing. She added that, during those years, “many ideas” were shared by others through social media sites and her own personal blog, “Sancta Nomina: Thoughts on Catholic baby naming” (

Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018

TAX PAYMENTS ANALYZED BY NYSAC STATEWIDE — The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) has released a new report that presents an overview of federal, state, and local taxes in New York. While the report does not delineate where all taxes go, specifically, it does provide a breakdown of the income, property, and sales taxes that New Yorkers pay to which levels of government, according to the NYSAC statement.

The report was developed to provide background for the recently enacted federal and state tax laws, particularly as counties, schools and local governments consider creating charitable trusts to accept contributions in place of property taxes. The NYSAC report, “Breaking Down Taxes on Tax Day: What New Yorkers’ Taxes Are and Where They Go,” can be accessed at

New Cosmetics Store Promotes Israeli Mud SARATOGA SPRINGS — A new store on Phila Street that sells a line of high quality face, body and hair care products opened in early April. All of the products are Certified Original from the Dead Sea in Israel, including pure magnesium bath salts and nutrient-rich black mud. According to Christine Marks, the owner of Amour New York at 6 Phila Street, her

shop has exclusive rights to distribute the Shemen Amour brand of Dead Sea products in the United States. With a background in importing and exporting, Marks has sold Shemen Amour products online for several years. She said they range in price from $10 to $75. For more information, visit or call 518-290-7721.



The shuttered Galway Market on North Street (Route 147). Photo provided.

GALWAY — Jennifer Comstock, who settled in the Galway area in 2016, is making plans to reopen the Galway Market this year with the help of a Kickstarter campaign that supports entrepreneurs. In her Kickstarter campaign, Comstock aims to raise $25,000 to secure the property at 5231 North Street at the center of town, which closed for business in 2016. This unique way of involving the community allows those interested in seeing their favorite place back in business

an opportunity to purchase rewards as a “backer.” There are several rewards available between $10 and $500. Kickstarter uses the “all or nothing” method of fundraising, so if a campaign is not fully funded, all money is returned to those who pledged. There is no penalty for donating over the goal amount. Kickstarter supports and advertises the campaign for 60 days. To learn more, follow Comstock on Facebook: www.

Jennifer Comstock. Photo provided.



Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018


by Stephen Kyne, Partner, Sterling Manor Financial for Saratoga TODAY TO QUOTE an episode of the sitcom “Seinfeld,” “In order to manage risk we must first understand risk.” How do you spot risk? How do you avoid risk and what makes it so risky?”

Risk in your financial life can take on many forms. Some of them seem obvious, others lurk beneath the surface, but must still be addressed. The many forms of risk may not be avoidable, but they can be prioritized and managed. In the next several installments, we’re going to discuss some of the types of risk present in your financial life. When many people think of risk in their investment portfolio, they usually think of market risk because it is the most apparent. Simply put, market risk is the risk that your investments will decline in value, often measured in degrees of volatility (variation from the average). Cash generally provides returns within a narrow range, bonds have a wider range, and stocks generally fluctuate the most. Image provided.

Investors are often categorized by their affinity for, or aversion to, market risk across a spectrum spanning from Conservative to Moderate to Aggressive. Investors who are more aggressive are generally considered willing to accept greater market volatility in exchange for presumably higher returns, while conservative investors are willing to accept lower returns if it spares them the ups and downs of the markets. A properly diversified portfolio is necessary to manage market risk. Stocks and bonds (and the different variations thereof) react differently to market stimuli. While one investment may be losing value, in a properly diversified portfolio, another should be there to buoy it. Many people think that since bonds are relatively less volatile, on the whole, than stocks, then a portfolio consisting of entirely bonds should be considered “safe.” Historically, they’re wrong. Note on the accompanying graph that a portfolio consisting

entirely of bonds has actually been subject to more overall volatility than one consisting of 60 percent stocks. This is simply because a lack of diversification in an all-bond portfolio means that, when bonds declined, there was no other asset class present to buoy the portfolio. This investor has sacrificed returns, while needlessly subjecting themselves to relatively higher volatility than a diversified investor would have incurred. Historically, exposing even one third of the one’s portfolio to the stock market dramatically decreased the portfolio’s overall volatility, while also increasing the likelihood of long-term gains. Some stock exposure adds a much needed ballast to a conservative investor’s portfolio. You’ll also note that, over the long-term, a stock portfolio has rewarded investors with a greater return, given the investor was willing to accept much greater market volatility. Ultimately your exposure to market risk should take into consideration two things: how much risk you need to

incur to experience the rate of return necessary to support your lifestyle, and your innate ability to accept risk (i.e., can you sleep at night). Work with your independent financial advisor to develop a plan which assesses your need for risk, and your affinity for, or aversion to, it in order to help ensure that your portfolio is growing enough to support your lifestyle in retirement, while still weathering the ups and downs of the markets so that you can rest comfortably. Your advisor will help counsel you through periods of higher volatility and periodically reassess your exposure as your needs change. Stephen Kyne is a Partner at Sterling Manor Financial in Saratoga Springs and Rhinebeck. Securities offered through Cadaret, Grant & Co., Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Sterling Manor Financial, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor or Cadaret Grant & Co., Inc. Sterling Manor Financial and Cadaret, Grant are separate entities.

Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018

TOWN OF BALLSTON 29 Forest Rd., $295,000. James and Nancy Gratton sold property to Ashley and Michael Yackeren. 67 Paradowski Rd., $264,000. William and Sheila Purdy sold property to Kevin Herderich and Jessica Bradley. 29 Stablegate Dr., $566,746. Barbera Homes Kelley Farms LLC sold property to Steven and Catherine Santandrea. 169 Charlton Rd., $405,000. Brett Homburger sold property to Eric and Sherri Wade. 14 Main St., $125,000. Tracy Fitzpatrick sold property to Alice Titova.

CLIFTON PARK 21 Lexington Dr., $215,000. William Shumway and Mary Uber Shumway sold property to Brendon Shaver. 7 Jarose Place, $420,000. Luis and Dianna sold property to Zhanfei Liu and Yao Wang.


5 Essex St., $308,805. Barbera Homes Malta Springs LLC sold property to Leejun Taylor. 24 Lake Ave., $300,000. David and Jennifer Olsen sold property to Matthew Wink.

MILTON 676 Stark Terrace, $325,900. Diane Russell sold property to Robert and Sarah Wolverton. 24 Wyndham Way, $398,725. McPadden Builders LLC sold property to Brett and Rebecca Beers. 304 Lexington St., $260,000. Michael Dowen sold property to Celso Otero.

43 Maiden Circle, $399,900. Frank and Ann Adams sold property to Michael and Paula Connolly. 45 Weston Way, $328,248. Barbera Homes Malta Springs LLC sold property to David McDermott and Michelle Schrader. 176 Thimbleberry Rd., $174,500. James and Meghan Kennedy sold property to Molly Ogorman and Garrett Penistan.

253 West Circular St., $475,000. Robert and Karen Stehlin sold property to Jon Zilka. 21 Van Rensselaer St., $345,000. Daniel and Chelsea Leathem sold property to Sarah Sullivan.

20 Evergreen Dr., $170,000. Gregory Underberg sold property to Deborah Minich Underberg.

82 Hutchins Rd., $206,000. Evan Rose sold property to Mason Rabideau and Christina Deconno.

56 Pepperbush Place, $189,500. Bradley Stevens sold property to Paul and Laura Collins.

2 Birch Run Rd., $508,250. William Dagostino sold property to Lisa and William Noonan, Jr.

520 Middle Grove Rd., $237,000. Thomas Alberts, Jr. (Trustee) sold property to Peter and Diane Czechowicz and Colleen Lesoine.

11 Greenridge Dr., $287,000. Leonard and Mary Ferri sold property to Joshua and Alexis Potyrala.


130 Kaydeross Park Rd., $390,000. Milli Macy sold property to Carrie Hardman.

32 Jane St., $425,913. Blitman Saratoga LLC sold property to Christopher and Christine Baldwin.

633 Bruno Rd., $185,000. John Furlow (by Exec) sold property to John Knowlton.

7 Jarose Place, $420,000. Luis and Dianna sold property to Zhanfei Liu and Yao Wang.


315 Stone Church Rd., $1,250,000. Country Acres Mobile Home Park LLC sold property to Country Acres Estates of Saratoga LLC.

840 Greenwood Dr., $305,000. Jeffrey and Audrey Carrig sold property to Lauren Chatnik and Colin Bergin.

9 Jarose Place, $409,000. Suresh and Priyanka Uppal sold property to Pankaj and Naina Choudhery.

Hathaway Rd., $105,000. Ian and Tracey Murray sold property to George and Mary Hathaway.

TOWN OF SARATOGA 149 Fitch Rd., $1,850,000. Peter Leach and Richard Leach sold property to Cosmopolitan Ventures LLC.

13 Jordan Dr. S. $189,500. Wells Fargo Bank sold property to Barrie Hampton and Jeffrey Detrick. 4 Loughberry Rd,. $320,000. Natale Caruso and Marlene Caruso sold property to Nicole Loscalzo.

STILLWATER 21 Castle Dr., $141,750. JP Morgan Chase Bank sold property to Riverwind Properties LLC.

WILTON 31 Hopeful Lane, $255,000. Nora and Robert Ketcham, Jr. sold property to Brian and Aissa Terry. 364 Ruggles Rd., $520,000. ER Design Build LLC sold property to John and Faith Parker. 7 Cheyenne Court, $311,500. Jeffrey and Nicole Winacott sold property to Adam French and Jennifer Rosebrook. 436 Northern Pines Rd., $412,000. Thomas and Carla Metz sold property to Rohit Trehan. 26 Oxford Dr., $307,000. Adam Williams sold property to Michael Leary.

15 22 Mt. McGregor Rd., $50,000. Goshen Mortgage Reo LLC sold property to R and H Properties LLC. 4316 Route 50, $776,692. Saratoga Harmony International Trading Company sold property to William Browne and Carol Wells. 26 Hillcrest Lane, $455,000. Lisa and William Noonan, Jr. sold property to Cameron Duffy and Allison Barber. 24 Oxford Dr., $278,000. Benjamin and Laura Rhodes sold property to Jason and Jamie Hyde. 30 Cobble Hill Dr., $422,000. Peggy West (as Guardian and Trustee) sold property to Thirty Six Cobble Hill LLC.



Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018


The Death of Common Sense

Todd Shimkus, President of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce

Philip Howard published “The Death of Common Sense,” in 1985. I read it in 1986, and I have a copy of this book in my office to this day. The book is described as “a thorough examination of the origins and excesses of bureaucracy… illustrated with cases of regulatory inefficiency, mismanagement, and outright insanity.” I see the death of common sense play out all from time to time in my job.

Generally, there are good people who want to fix something that they believe is broken. They want to help. Their intentions are good. They are seeking what appears to be a rational governmental action to fix what is broken. The challenge is, however, that such fixes often have unintended negative consequences. For instance, rarely are fixes cost neutral so deciding who pays for it becomes a source of conflict.

The reality is that taking action often has winners and losers. That can certainly be the case when it comes to the government’s role seeking to influence the partnership between employers and employees. Right now, for instance, local restaurants and their employees are mobilizing together to fight against the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to eliminate the tip credit. The tip credit says: If an employee’s tipped wages and tips ever equal less than the minimum wage, the employer is required by law to make up the difference. So employees are guaranteed to be paid minimum wage. But, they have the potential through tips to make more. If approved by the governor’s appointed Department of Labor and not the legislature, by the way, this new proposal would increase restaurant wages to the minimum wage immediately and permanently. Thus, it would drive up salary, benefit and tax costs for employers. Of course, all of this will drive up state revenues too. This would, in turn, drive up restaurant prices. And it could also eliminate or at least reduce the tipped wages service professionals earn. Local tipped employees themselves have spoken out in opposition to the governor’s proposal. You can watch videos of similar personal and local testimonials at If you listen to local restaurant employees, they don’t see a problem that needs fixing. They make more money now via tips than they would if the governor’s proposal is approved. Last year, Gov. Cuomo also bypassed the legislature and asked

his own Department of Labor to develop a proposal that will penalize employers if they “call in” an employee to fill an open shift without a 14 day notice. This call-in scheduling proposal would have worked great this wintry spring. Imagine penalizing the ski areas who had an extended season for calling in employees to work these unplanned shifts. Or imagine penalizing the plow companies for calling in employees in late-March or April to plow or sand your driveway or your parking lot. The governor’s proposal hopes to provide more predictive scheduling to employees — a worthy idea. But to do so the bureaucracy arbitrarily selected a 14-day advance scheduling time frame that is completely without common sense, especially if you know anything about Upstate New York’s weather. We at the Chamber have been working closely with the employers and employees who will be harmed by these two proposals. It is our responsibility to be visible and vocal advocates for them and we take this job seriously. We hope the Governor’s Department of Labor after holding public hearings and reading public testimony will decide to take no action on both ideas. But perhaps what we really need is the Senate and Assembly to take a common sense approach. Why are they allowing this governor or any governor to make new laws without a vote by those in the legislature elected to represent us? That certainly sounds like the Death of Common Sense in a democracy.

Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018

Dake Family and Max Yurenda Named ‘Community Champions’ QUEENSBURY — The Board of Directors of the Hudson Headwaters Health Foundation announced this week that the Dake family and Max Yurenda of Double H Ranch have been named as the 2018 Community Champions. They will be honored at the Hudson Headwaters 13th Annual Community Champions Celebration on Sunday, Aug. 26 at Point O’ Pines on Brant Lake. “The Dake Family sets a tremendous example of the far-reaching impact that local business leaders can have on their communities,” said Health Foundation Board Chair Jim Himoff. “From Glens Falls to Champlain, the Dakes’ generous support of Hudson Headwaters has helped improve health care throughout our region.” “Max’s sustaining leadership as CEO and executive director of Double H Ranch is a testament to the power of purpose and vision,” said Hudson Headwaters

Bill Dake. File photo.

Max Yurenda. File photo.

CEO Tucker Slingerland, M.D. “He exemplifies what it means to make a difference.” The Community Champions Celebration is an annual event honoring individuals, families and businesses that help make the region a healthy and dynamic place to live, work and play. Past honorees include Senator Betty Little; Kris Duffy, SUNY Adirondack; Tom Murphy, Glens Falls National Bank; Darren

Woods, Seagle Music Colony; Cali Brooks, Adirondack Foundation; and Dr. John Rugge, the founder of Hudson Headwaters. In a new feature this year, tickets and tables for the event may be reserved online at www. For more information, contact Health Foundation Executive Director Jessica Rubin at 518-761-0300, ext. 31112, or


4th Annual “Wing Fest” to Take Place in Downtown Glens Falls

GLENS FALLS — The Glens Falls Collaborative hosts its fourth annual Wing Fest from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in downtown Glens Falls. The event is a competition between restaurants for the best wings. Participating downtown restaurants will serve from their storefronts and restaurants from outside the city will serve from other storefronts along Glen, Ridge, Bay and Maple Streets. There will be three prizes up for grabs: Judge’s Choice Best Wings, People’s Choice Best Wings, and People’s Choice Best

Meatless Entree. Judges will taste each entry. For the public to vote, they must taste from at least six different restaurants. Guests will receive paper maps that include People’s Choice Ballots with their tickets. Ballots may be returned to one of the four corners where tickets are on sale. Tasting is from noon to 3 p.m. and an awards ceremony at the bandstand in City Park at 3:30 p.m. will close out the event. Tasting Tickets are $1 each, and the number of tickets to taste varies by restaurant. Info: 518-615-4687.



Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018

Capital Region Youth Climate Autism Awareness Summit Held at TEC-SMART

Tara with her two sons Philip and Riley. Photo provided.

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY

Photo provided.

MALTA — A Capital Region Youth Climate Summit was recently held at the Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART facility in Malta. The NYS Capital Region Youth Climate Summit brought together students and teachers from high schools around the Capital Region of New York State to learn about climate change and develop Climate Action Plans for their schools and communities. The Capital Region summit was modeled after the Youth Climate Summit held at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake and combined informative plenary sessions and workshops in a fun

atmosphere. National experts including Susan Powers from Clarkson University, iMatter, and the Sunshine Movement as well as students from The Wild Center/ Alliance for Climate Education presented at the summit. The students were excited to hear from Congressman Paul Tonko on steps that are being taken by representatives in Washington to help address environmental issues. Congressman Tonko was able to hear directly from the students their ideas for reducing their footprint in their communities. The team of students from Schuylerville won a gift card at the end of the summit

based on their Climate Action Plan. They will use the award to help implement their plan in their community. The team from Queensbury earned a gift card to help with environmental projects in their community for having the most sustainable lunch at the summit. The summit was held as a result of generous sponsorship from the Stewarts Holiday Match, Brookfield Renewable, The Wild Center and Hudson Valley Community College. The Summit was organized and coordinated by students and teachers from the Ballston Spa Central School District, the Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries ECHS and Schuylerville Central School District with help from The Wild Center in Tupper Lake.

SARATOGA SPRINGS – April is Autism Awareness Month, a mental condition which effect countless families. Autism is defined as a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. No real “reason” for the condition has ever been determined. “I have a lot of different theories as to why autism has had an explosion in the last 20 years. There are many different factors with a constant investigation of food, diet, exercise from being pregnant all the way up to medications and vaccines, which is a hot subject, and it’s all up for negotiation because it all depends on who you talk to,” said Tara Bolvin, whose son Phillip is autistic.

The Bolvin family, and those like them, have faced many challenges as they go through life with an autistic family member. “You’re dealing with schools that are not prepared to house and educate children with disabilities. There arise programs like BOCES, and then that program is inundated with an array of disabilities. It essentially becomes a dumping ground for all these kids that society doesn’t know what to do with. So as a parent, you have to be very strong to navigate all of that and to be an advocate for your child,” Bolvin explained. Bolvin is trying to get Phillip into college but since his high school career was so detrimental he has no interested in furthering his education. “Phillip is like no way, I’m tapping out,” she said. School was a struggle for him, he never felt like he had enough support from the staff or programs. “Life is very black and white for him, the understanding of grey and sarcasm, that’s very challenging. When he says something inappropriate I’ll say, ‘why don’t you try that again’ and he knows, ‘okay I said something that made somebody uncomfortable.’ The grey area is where most decisions lay and they’re not there so it’s all manufactured and taught behavior, for them it isn’t natural. He doesn’t care how your day is going, they have no empathy. That is the truth of what we’re working with here. He’ll come home every day and ask how my day was, but he doesn’t’ care. It’s a manufactured behavior,” Bolvin explained. Autism Awareness Month is from April 1 through April 30 and features bright royal blue as the awareness color.

Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018

Paid Summer Internship Available at Agricultural Stewardship Association GREENWICH — Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) is pleased to offer one paid summer internship opportunity to provide support with coordinating various agricultural initiatives. The intern will spend the majority of their time working at ASA’s office located in Greenwich as well as attending programs in Washington and Rensselaer counties and field checking farm data in Washington County. The ag coordinator intern position is designed for an undergraduate student to provide hands-on experience coordinating, researching and implementing aspects of the Washington County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan as well as to provide general assistance in a fastpaced nonprofit environment. For a complete internship description, please visit ASA’s website at www. If you would like to apply for the internship, please submit a resume and cover letter to Renee Bouplon, Associate Director, at Resumes and cover letters must be received by April 30 for consideration.

Saratoga Springs CSD Universal PreKindergarten Program SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs City School District is currently accepting contact information for the mailing list for the Universal PreKindergarten program for the 201819 school year. To be eligible for the program, children must be four years old on or before December 1 and must reside in the Saratoga Springs City School District. Please complete the Online Census Form by mid-May and contact Douglas Silvernell at 518583-4474 to add your contact information to our mailing list. For more information, please visit

Photo Exhibit at Waldorf Celebrates Children at Play in Nature SARATOGA SPRINGS — A photo exhibit curated by the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs early childhood faculty will don

the walls of the Four Season Cafe on Phila Street through the end of April. The exhibit’s theme is “children at play in nature” and celebrates the learning, growth and wonder children experience when offered the freedom of self-directed play and direct interaction with the natural world and each other. The photos were taken over the past decade at the school’s two early childhood campuses — the Waldorf Early Childhood Center on Lake Ave., where preschool and kindergarten programs are offered in a garden and neighborhood setting, and the Forest Kindergarten, a unique space on state park land featuring forest trails, a large yard, chickens and rabbits. At the Forest Kindergarten, children spend most of the day outside yearround. The photography exhibit will move to other venues to be determined around the Saratoga region after April.

Scottie’s Stampede 5K for Education BALLSTON SPA — The primary goal is to bring the community together and encourage students and families to participate in healthy and active lifestyles. We invite the entire community to walk or run in this fun athletic event for the school district and our community. The event will support the Ballston Spa Partnership for Innovation in Education Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. This field of interest fund is used to support various innovative and mission-related programs throughout the district that include: Sponsor-A-Scholar, Robotics, Performing and Fine Arts, STEM enrichment initiatives, and the Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School. Over 50 partners from businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies currently support the Partnership Fund. Embracing collaboration with regional business and industry, higher education, non-profit organizations and government agencies, the Partnership for Innovation in Education develops innovative educational experiences that help reshape teaching and learning in our district’s schools. The 5K will take place on Saturday, May, 19.



Ballston Spa OM Team Qualifies for World Competition

Jake Faubel, Tim McQuade, George Danison, Grace O'Connor, Emilee Meadors, Gabriel Baskin and Nate Zink. The team is coached by BSHS Alumna Justina Danison. Photo provided.

BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa High School Odyssey of the Mind performance team placed second at the New York State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament held recently at Binghamton University. Having placed second, this team advances to compete in the World Finals to be held at Iowa State University on May 23-26, 2018. The OM performance problem this year is for teams to perform an eight-minute skit of a “Stellar Hangout” where there are alien creatures, food, a

‘puppet,’ entertainment, a map that transforms from 2D-3D, and a quest for a treasure. Everything in the skit needs to be created by the team, from writing the skit to the creation of costumes and building of props. The team started in September and now all their hard work has paid off. Additional information on this year’s challenge and tournament is available at The team now needs to raise funds for accommodations, travel and shipment of props to the competition in Iowa. If

interested in supporting the team, please visit bshs-odyssey-2018. The team proudly represents the Ballston Spa school community at all tournaments. They appreciate all who support the team and are able to assist in helping them advance to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals competition. They look forward to an exceptional and memorable experience as they will have the opportunity to compete with and meet other teams from all over the world.


Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018

Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018


Greenfield Elementary School • (518) 428-2267 •

GREENFIELD SUMMER CAMP OFFERS AFFORDABLE, ENRICHING MORNING SUMMER FUN GREENFIELD, NY – For more than 25 years, the Town of Greenfield has offered families a traditional summer camp experience reticent of the kind you remember as a child: one with lots of open space, room to play with peers and chock full of good, old fashioned summer camp fun. The camp runs for five weeks, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, and will provide children with summer memories and fresh air that is sure to make them sleep well at night. More than 200 children attended camp last year. Camp takes place at the beautiful Greenfield Elementary School, which is located just five miles north of Saratoga Springs in the foothills of the Adirondacks. The camp is directed by well-loved Saratoga Springs School System PE coaches Jason Armstrong and Eric Hayden. Camp features an 8:1 camper/counselor ratio with more than 30 exuberant teenage camp counselors, most of whom live in Greenfield and once attended camp themselves. All counselors are American Red Cross certified. Students ages 5 through 14 are welcome and are grouped by age. Campers are provided with plenty of organized and free play on the popular Greenfield Elementary playground and beautiful rural property. Daily activities take place both in and outside the Greenfield Elementary School. Children enjoy daily art projects and organized gym time with dodge ball, parachute play, limbo, Tae Kwon Do and more. Camp also features themed events like “Super Hero Day” and “Hat Day,” as well as magicians and other special guests.

Optional field trips are also part of the fun, often taking children to such places as area museums, the Saratoga County Fair, movie theaters, bowling alleys, roller skating and more. “Every kid dreams of summer camp,” said Rebecca Sewell, Town of Greenfield Recreation Director. “We pack as much fun as we can into a five-week program to offer our kids the chance to enjoy summer days with community friends without costing as much as a family vacation.” The Town of Greenfield is home to 8,000 residents and spans more than 41,000 acres of land, including Brookhaven Golf Course in Porter Corners, N.Y. The Summer Recreation Camp is just one of many programs and events held throughout the year.

DATES: July 2 - August 3, 2018 TIMES: 9 a.m. to noon, Monday - Friday (except for extended optional field trips) LOCATION: Greenfield Elementary School, 3180 Rte. 9N, Greenfield Center, NY TRANSPORTATION: available for Greenfield residents only, but is always provided for field trips

EASY DROP OFF! TO REGISTER: Registration begins

3/1/2018 and continues until at capacity. Camp forms and fees can be found at or by calling 518-893-7432 x307. Town of Greenfield residents receive a discount, but camp is open to all surrounding communities.



Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018

Pack a Spring Picnic at Saratoga Farmers’ Market

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

receding snowlines and daffodils and crocuses starting to bloom. With the beckoning of better days, we invite you to visit the Saratoga Farmers’ Market for the final two Saturdays of our indoor market with picnicking in mind. Fill your basket with our vendors’ newest items and head into the Saratoga Spa State Park for a feast. Here are a few of our newest treats to consider: • APPLE CIDER ELIXIR

by Himanee Gupta-Carlson for Saratoga TODAY Photos by Pattie Garrett. SPRING takes its time coming to the Saratoga area. Still, as we near the end of April, we can feel the change: balmier breezes, spots of sunshine,

This beverage prepared by Beth Trattel of Something’s Brewing features all natural ingredients and no added sugar. It blends sweetness with a twist of tart for a thirst quenching sensation. Try it with a lemon garnish.


For a starter snack, try this newest offering from Mrs. Londons. It takes the concept of the “everything bagel” and applies it to croissant, creating a light yet savory pastry that features a cream cheese swirl and an “everything” topping. • FERMENTED VEGGIES Puckers Gourmet Pickles’ Kelley Hillis has been delighting market goers with her lactofermented pickles, kim chi, and sauerkraut for years. This year,

she has unrolled something new: crunchy crisp vegetables preserved the natural way. Stop by the Puckers table for a jar of asparagus, dilly beans, and even beets.

• BUCK MOUNTAIN CHEESE Nettle Meadow Farm is introducing this goat cheese with an Adirondack touch for spring. Buck Mountain is fresh and unaged, symbolizing the newness spring, and encrusted with juniper, sumac, rosemary and thyme. The herbs embody the fresh smell of the thawing ground.

• VANILLA RICOTTA TEA BISCUIT No spring picnic is complete without a sweet touch at the end. For that, try Marcie Place’s latest creation at The Chocolate Spoon. The biscuit is light and fluffy as a biscuit should be but decadently delicious like a dessert should be as well. If you’ve finished your elixir, try pairing it with a cup of Upper Hudson Coffee from Something’s Brewing or a glass of milk from Battenkill Valley Creamery. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 21 and 28. at the Lincoln Baths Building in the Saratoga Spa State Park. The outdoor season at High Rock Park begins 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, and 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5.

Baked Goat Cheese INGREDIENTS • Yields 6 servings * Find these Ingredients at the Farmers’ Market!

For Goat Cheese: • 3 ounces Melba Toasts, white, (2 cups) • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper • 3 large eggs* • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh chives* • 12 ounces goat cheese*, firm • Olive oil

For Vinaigrette and Salad: • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard • 1 teaspoon minced shallot • 6 Tablespoons olive oil • 14 cups hearty greens* • Ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS 1. For Goat Cheese: In a food processor, process Melba toasts to fine even crumbs, about 1½ minutes. Transfer crumbs to medium bowl and stir in pepper. Whisk eggs and mustard in medium bowl until combined. Combine thyme and chives in small bowl. 2. Divide cheese into 12 evenly sized pieces. Coat each in herbs. Transfer to egg mixture, turn each piece to coat, transfer to Melba crumbs and turn each piece to coat, pressing crumbs into cheese. Freeze the cheese until firm, about 30 minutes. Adjust oven rack to upper position, heat to 475°. 3. Remove the cheese from freezer and brush tops and sides evenly with oil. Bake until crumbs are golden brown and cheese

is slightly soft, 7 to 9 minutes, longer if cheese is completely frozen. Using a thin metal spatula, transfer cheese to paper towel lined plate and cool for 3 minutes. 4. For vinaigrette and salad: Combine vinegar, mustard, and shallot in a small bowl. Whisking constantly, drizzle in oil. Season to taste with pepper. 5. Place greens in large bowl, drizzle vinaigrette over and toss to coat. Divide greens among plates and place 2 rounds goat cheese on each salad. Serve immediately. NOTE: If needed, roll each piece of cheese into a ball and roll the ball in the herb, egg, and crumbs. Then flatten each ball into a disk about 1½ inches wide and 1-inch thick.

Adapted from the recipe by America’s Test Kitchen, shared by My Saratoga Kitchen Table.



Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018

Do You Want to Wok?

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY


my Foodie Friends! First let me thank all of you that have stopped in personally to let me know that you enjoy this column. Your kind words and well wishes have inspired me to keep coming back each week with new stories from the kitchen. I recall a recent visit from a young lady who came in and asked me for help buying cookware. It seems that there is something called “The Engagement Meal.” This works by cooking your significant other a great meal so they will finally propose. The young man in question had been taking a long time to pop the question. There is a lot of great karma in this strategy. As I discussed options for cookware, it brought me back to the first time my wife cooked for me. I still remember the candles and the gleam in her eyes. It was chicken and fried dough that we had picked up at a local farmers’ market. There were green beans and potatoes too. I

called my mom and she said eat everything on your plate because it will mean a lot to her. Yes, I was a lucky young man at least that is what the emergency room doctor told me the next day. It seems I had salmonella poisoning but that is when I knew she was the one for me. She tried her best and I remember the love she put into it and how she held my hand as they loaded me in the ambulance. Although the dinner was a learning curve for her, today she is an awesome cook. So ladies it is the thought and trying that matters. A cooking vessel that may have helped with my special dinner would have been the Chinese Wok – a must have for your kitchen. A wok is a wide bowl shaped cooking vessel with handles used commonly in Chinese and Asian cooking. The types of foods generally cooked in woks are stir frying, stewing, boiling, braising and steaming. Compliments to the Chef carries a large assortment of high quality woks and Stir Fry’s that suit the needs of the Asian cooking enthusiast. Some of the best companies carry this cookware: Joyce Chen, Helen Chen (her daughter), AllClad, Lodge just to name a few. Carbon Steel or Cast Iron are my favorites. They both spread heat evenly and are easy to clean up. Though Cast Iron woks are superior to carbon steel woks in heat retention and uniform heat distribution they also allow

you to form a more stable layer of seasoning which makes it less prone to food sticking on the pan. Carbon Steel woks are a little less expensive and still perform very well. Although there are several sizes my customers prefer the 12” and 14” wok. It allows for big and small cooking. The handles are designed to stay cool on the stovetop, so you can easily remove the pan from the burner without using potholders. Its curved sides diffuse heat and extend the cooking surface, which helps with tossing and stirring. The great depth allows ample room to cook a whole fish, if so desired. Simmering, deep frying, or steaming are just a few of its multiple uses. Season them with vegetable oil before use and after cleaning. Whereever your tastes take you this pan can deliver. So when your special someone asks you if you want to go out tonight, you should say “no, I’m cooking you a great meal tonight and I have the tools to do it.” Oh and when you’re looking into each other’s eyes from across the table remember Foodie Friends; “Life Happens in the Kitchen.”

Take Care, John & Paula

CHARRED CABBAGE, SHIITAKE, & CHIVES INGREDIENTS • 1 pound lo mein noodles • ¼ cup vegetable, canola, or peanut oil, divided • 4 cups shredded white cabbage • 4 ounces shiitake mushroom caps, thinly sliced • 4 ounces Chinese chives or scallions, 2-inch segments • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (about 3 medium cloves)

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook noodles, stirring regularly with tongs or long chopsticks, until al dente and separated, about one minute. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Toss with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and set aside. 2. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a wok over high heat until smoking. Add cabbage and cook, stirring regularly, until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside. Add 1 tablespoon oil to wok and return to heat until smoking. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring regularly, until


lightly browned and tendercrisp, about 2 minutes. Add chives and cook, stirring, until lightly wilted, about 1 minute. Transfer to bowl with cabbage. 3. Wipe out wok. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and heat over high heat until smoking. Add noodles and cook, tossing and stirring, until hot. Add cabbage, mushrooms, chives, and minced garlic. Cook, tossing, until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds. 4. Add sesame oil, light and dark soy sauce, and wine. Cook, tossing and stirring, until sauce coats noodles. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Serve immediately.

Office for the Aging Lunch Program

h c n u L FRIDAY

• Kosher salt • Ground white pepper • 1 tablespoon roasted sesame oil • 2 teaspoons light soy sauce • 2 teaspoons dark soy sauce • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing Rice Wine (Pale dry sherry or dry white wine make good substitutes for rice wine)

Served at the Saratoga Senior Center TUESDAY








• Eggplant Rollatini • Pasta with Sauce • Wax Beans • Chocolate Chip Cookies

• Ham with Pineapple Sauce • Sweet Potato • Cauliflower • Spiced Apples & Raisins

• Chicken Divan • Rice • Sonoma Blend Vegetables • Pears

• Swiss Steak • Mashed Potatoes • Spinach • Canteloupe

• Breaded Fish • Macaroni & Cheese • Stewed Tomatoes • Fruit Jello with Whipped Topping

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


Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018

Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018



Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018

Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018


Following Your GPS

The Language of Intuition

by Meghan Lemery Fritz, LCSW-R for Saratoga TODAY WITHIN EACH of us is an internal GPS system that will always lead us in the right direction. Intuition speaks to us in the form of peace when we are on the right path, and when we get off course intuition will speak to us in the form of anxiety, physical discomfort, sleepless nights and a general feeling of uneasiness. Intuition nudges us each day and will always help us to stay on course when we honor it. We are born with a perfect GPS system and it is only over time and through poor role models that we learn to ignore it. Recently I learned the hard way the importance of following my intuition. I was in a rush and coming home from an early morning meeting. My husband was getting ready to leave for work and we were expecting family at the same time. In an effort to avoid having to move cars I decided to park in the street in front of our house. When I turned the car off I had the thought I should just pull into the driveway and not park in the street. I overrode the thought because I was in a hurry to get into the house and get the list of things I had to do accomplished. Within 15 minutes of being home I heard a loud bang. My neighbor pulled out of the driveway swiftly and hit my car. My first thought was I

knew I should’ve pulled into the driveway, why did I override that instinct? Thankfully no one was hurt and cars can be replaced and fixed, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that I had quickly dismissed the warning I received from my true and trusted counsel, intuition.

forward with a decision, you have dimmed the light of intuition in your life. Just like our muscles, intuition is a muscle that needs to be exercised daily and it will get stronger the more you use it. Don’t overthink why you feel the way you do, just start to honor

“Intuition...will always help us to stay on course when we honor it.” We get nudges all day from intuition whether it’s as simple as a thought to drink more water, eat a certain type of food, call a friend we haven’t talked to in ages or the big stuff like a bad feeling about a continuing a relationship with someone, what job to take or the right home to purchase. Intuition is always there to let us know what the right way is. Even if you don’t know what to do, that is intuition telling you to wait until you have a strong feeling of what direction to take. If you grew up with a controlling parent, chances are you are horrible at following your intuition. If you constantly second guess yourself and need the approval of others to go

those small little nudges in the form of quick thoughts or “gut feelings” that will keep you on the right path for peace and safety. Remember, intuition speaks a simple language, peace or anxiety. Use these feelings as mile markers to help you know what direction to take. Practice honoring your intuition daily and watch how life becomes more peaceful and you become more confident! YOU ARE WORTH IT! Meghan Fritz is a psychotherapist practicing in State College, PA. For more information email Also follow her on Twitter: @meghanlfritz.



Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018

PLACES OF WORSHIP Adirondack Christian Fellowship  

Christ Episcopal Church*

Grace Fellowship Saratoga*

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

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

Adirondack Friends Meeting

Christian Restoration Ministries

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

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

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

Assembly of God Faith Chapel

Christian Science Church

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

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

Assembly of God Saratoga

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

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

Community Alliance Church

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

Calvary Capital District

First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa

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

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

Church of Christ at Clifton Park

First Presbyterian Church of Ballston Spa

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

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

Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church

Full Gospel Tabernacle

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

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

Christ Community Reformed Church

Galway United Methodist Church

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

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

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

Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018 RELIGION


St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church*

770 Pierce Road, Clifton Park Contact: 518-899-1200 | Services: 9:30 and 11 a.m.

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

Old Saratoga Reformed Church*

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

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

149 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-0904 | 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: 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 Street, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-6091 | Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Quaker Springs United Methodist Church* 466 Route 32, Schylerville Contact: 518-695-3101 | Pastor Ben Lalka Services: Sunday 9 a.m.

410 21st Century Park Drive, Clifton Park Contact: 518-371-2811 | Services: 9, 10:30 a.m. and Noon Stillwater Christian Fellowship

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

Stillwater United Church (Presbyterian U.S.A.) 747 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater Contact: 518-664-7984 | 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 | Shabbat Services: Friday 6 or 8 p.m. (rotating schedule); Saturday 10:30 a.m.

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

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

571 Route 32, Quaker Springs Contact: 518-587-7477 | 518-399-5013 Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter

Saratoga United Methodist Church*

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

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

St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church*

Saratoga Seventh-Day Adventist 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.

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

St. George’s Episcopal Church

Schuylerville United Methodist Church

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

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

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church*

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

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

Starpoint Church

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Saratoga Friends Meeting (Quaker)

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church*

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

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

River of Hope Fellowship

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

Soul Saving Station for Every Nation Christ Crusaders of America

Shenendehowa United Methodist

Simpson United Methodist Church 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls Contact: 518-885-4794 Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m.

Terra Nova Church* 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-833-0504 | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. The Salvation Army/ Worship, Service & Community Center 27 Woodlawn Avenue, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-1640 Services: Praise and Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort Contact: 518-584-9107 | Rev. Keith Mann Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs* 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs Contact: 518-584-1555 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unity Church in Albany 21 King Avenue, Albany Contact: 518-453-3603 Services: Sunday 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. West Charlton United Presbyterian Church 1331 Sacandaga Road, West Charlton Contact: 518-882-9874 | Rev. Thomas Gregg Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Wilton Baptist Church 755 Saratoga Road, Wilton Contact: 518-583-2736 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

*Wheelchair Accessible




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 8 or more call Judy 518587-5568. A cash bar and raffle baskets, along with selfies by our classic car, will add to your enjoyment. We guarantee that family and friends won’t want to miss this event and support our worthy cause. Kids Fun Night Saratoga Springs students in grades K-5 are invited to Kids Fun Night, featuring open gym, crafts, games, and activities, on Friday, April 27, from 7 - 9 p.m. at Maple Avenue Middle School on Route 9. This fundraiser is hosted by the Saratoga Springs High School Boys’ Cross-Country and Track and Field teams. Coaches, athletes, and athletes’ parents supervise all activities. $10 per child; snacks/drinks available for purchase. More information: 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.

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. Please volunteer online www. TREE HOSTS: (Get a free tree at your house). Volunteer to 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: (A great family activity). 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. To volunteer, use the online form at www.sustainablesaratoga. org/treetoga8. If you have questions, email us at trees@

St., Schuylerville. 20+ Vendors, basket raffles, 50/50 (drawn at 4 p.m.), Night time event - Live entertainment – Nostalgia, $5 cover 7 – 10 p.m. If we can pack the parking lot by 7 p.m. we will be giving away $100.

Benefit Breakfast for George Argay The breakfast will take place at the American Legion Unit 234, 23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa on April 28 from 8 – 11 a.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle, basket, and gift cards. George is a Vietnam Veteran and active member of both the Ballston Spa VFW358 and American Legion 234. George has transformed diffuse large B cell lymphoma. George and his wife Liza will be going to Boston on May 13. He will get a transplant there on the May 24. Currently he is undergoing chemotherapy to prepare for the transplant. All proceeds from this breakfast event will help George with expenses with travel, copays, and any other bills associated with his illness. It should be noted that that this type of lymphoma is a direct correlation of Agent Orange and Vietnam. Proof that freedom truly isn’t free. Thank you for your service George.

7th Annual Autism Expo The expo will be held on Sunday, April 29 from Noon – 3 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs City Center. Presented by: The Law Office of Wilcenski and Pleat, PLLC.

Veterans Memorial Park Renovation Fundraiser Vendor Event on April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Schuylerville American Legion, Old Saratoga Post 278, 6 Clancy

International Tabletop Day On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at Glens Falls Elks Lodge at 32 Cronin Road in Queensbury. Tabletop game enthusiasts from around the area will gather and play games, have some fun and raise some money for Extra Life, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ fundraising program. Attendees can sign up for structured time slots featuring a variety of board games, card games and roleplaying games, or enjoy a large open gaming space and borrow from the lending library of over 200 games. For more details and updates, please visit our website at To order badges (tickets) in advance and to see the full schedule of games, visit conventions/adk-tabletop-day.

Horseshoe Tournament The tournament will be held at the Fish Creek Rod and Gun club located at Rt. 32, south of the village of Victory beginning on Tuesday, May 1 at 6 p.m. and the kitchen will be open. You do not have to be a member of the club to be in the tournament. For information call: 518-695-3917. Chronic Disease SelfManagement Program Learn how to better manage stress, difficult emotions, nutrition, exercise, fatigue, and improve decision making and problem-solving skills. A free 6-week workshop (once per week for two and a half hours) sponsored by Saratoga County Office for the Aging. Many essential, valuable skills and techniques will be taught to educate and empower those living with chronic conditions. The sessions are highly interactive,

Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018 focusing on building skills, sharing experiences and support. All programs are co-led by trained leaders. The workshops will be held at Shelly Park in Gansevoort. Participants receive a free booklet entitled “Living with Chronic Conditions” and a free meditation CD. Light refreshments will be provided. Call Billo Jo at RSVP 518-884-4110 for more information on days and times and details or to register. I Love My Park Day Show New York’s State parks some love on Saturday, May 5. Volunteer to be a part of this exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s state parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire state park system. Register to volunteer at Moreau Lake State Park will be installing new benches and boot brush stations, invasive species removal, planting flower beds, spreading playground wood chips, lake and trail clean-ups, painting projects from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on May 5. Refreshments and lunch provided by the Friends of Moreau Lake. For more information call 518-793-0511. Treasure or Trash? Spring Antique Appraisal Show will be held on May 5, from 10 a.m. – Noon. Antique expert Mark Lawson of Mark Lawson Antiques and sponsor of Antiques Road Show will be doing an evaluation of your antiques and other items of interest at the Malta Community Center. Everyone will get to hear the appraisal/ evaluation of each interesting item or fantastic finding. Pre-register by April 20 to bring an item to be appraised or come to watch. We are limited to 40 items, so register early. Visit www.MaltaParksRec. com or call 518-899-4411. Saratoga Classic Car Show The show will take place on Sunday, May 6 at the Saratoga Springs High School, located at 3 Blue Streak Blvd., Saratoga Springs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be awards for top 40, a Chinese Auction, great food, coffee. There is a $15 registration fee. Proceeds to Saratoga High School Scholarship Fund. For more information contact John Grady 518-583-8914.

Annual Senior Luncheon: Summer of Love This event is for seniors, age 60 and over. It will be held on Friday, May 18 at the Saratoga Springs City Center, located at 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Menu includes: fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans almandine, dinner roll, key lime pie and beverages. No take-outs. No animals allowed. We will have live music, door prizes and a raffle. Tickets are required to attend and will not be available at the door. Tickets are available now and may be obtained until May 4 at the Office for the Aging. We also have several locations throughout the county where tickets are offered. For more details call 518-884-4100. Ryan’s Run Sponsored by Saratoga Springs Teachers Association, Ryan’s Run, a 5K run/walk, will take place at Saratoga Spa State Park, Warming Hut on May 19 at 9 a.m. Cost is $25 if registered by May 16. To register visit: Open Call for Singers The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society welcomes singers for its June concert, “The Gift of Life.” BHOS is a friendly, non-auditioned chorus that continually produces highly artistic choral performances. Pop into one of our rehearsals to experience the thrill of singing under the inspiring direction of William Jon Gray, a nationally recognized choral director. Don’t miss this opportunity to perform imaginative and interesting music, and to collaborate with the finest professional orchestral and vocal soloists in the area. Just ask any of our singers: they will tell you how much they learn, and how much fun it is. We rehearse 7 p.m. Tuesday nights at the BH-BL High School choral room. Our concert features John Rutter’s “The Gift of Life: Six Canticles of Creation.” The performance is Friday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Glenville. To learn more, go to our website: Still have questions? Call 518-416-4060 or find us on Facebook.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 20 Deacon’s Annual Rummage & Soup Sale Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, 768 Charlton Road, Ballston Lake, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The sale features a $1 per bag full beginning at Noon. The soup is packed in quarts and either frozen or refrigerated. A portion of the proceeds will go to BH-BL Area Churches Summer Lunch Program. The sale will continue April 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wilton First Town Meeting Reenactment Wilton Mall Center Court, 3065 NY 50, Saratoga Springs, 6 – 7:30 p.m. April is the anniversary month of Wilton’s 200th year celebration and they are bringing history back to life. There will be an opportunity to learn more about the Wilton civic groups and organizations, a craft area for children provided by the Children’s Museum at Saratoga, and a reenactment of the first Wilton town meeting followed by light refreshments. After the reenactment, attendees are invited to preview the Wilton documentary video at Bowtie Cinema.

Saratoga County Democrats “Shades of Blue” Fundraiser Saratoga Hilton Broadway Ballroom, 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Democrats and friends are cordially invited to attend a gala celebration of the Saratoga County Democratic Committee, featuring Congressman Paul Tonko. Supporters can choose their “Level of Blue,” starting at $60 per person ($40 for Young Democrats). Also featured: live music with Charley Brown and

SATURDAY, APRIL 21 Craft and Vendor Show General Schuyler/Wilton Emergency Squad, 901 Route 29, Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will be over 35 vendors/ crafters, raffles and refreshments will be sold. It will be a day of shopping and fun for all. Come out and support your local rescue squad. For more information, contact 518-338-2709.

Tour Wilton’s Historical Sites Wilton Heritage Society Museum, 5 Parkhurst Road, Wilton Old churches and cemeteries, the old Wilton Grange, Grant Cottage on top of Mt. McGregor, and Camp Saratoga at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park are among the highlights of the Wilton Historic Sites Tour on Wilton’s bicentennial anniversary weekend, April 21 and 22. Begin your tour by stopping at The Wilton Heritage Society Museum at 5 Parkhurst Road to pick up a brochure describing the sites and showing their locations. For complete details about the tour, visit the website at www. tour-wiltons-historic-sites.

Laurie Berkner Live Saratoga Springs High School, Lowenberg Auditorium, 3 Blue Streaks Boulevard, Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. Come see Laurie Berkner live in concert, presented by The Beagle School. VIP tickets, $50 includes premium seating and a meet and greet with Laurie. General Admission is $35. Call 1-800-838-3006 or visit www. beaglepresentslaurieberkner.

Basics of Organic Gardening Ballston Spa Public Library, 21 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa 11 a.m. Spring has sprung and now it’s time to think about gardening.


CALENDAR Join Sue Beebe from Cornell Cooperative Extension, as she gives you the basics of organic gardening. Whether you are starting your first garden or switching your conventional garden to organic, Ms. Beebe has all the answers and advice you need from nourishing the soil to growing and harvesting delicious, fresh vegetables. Parking lot is behind the building on Low Street. This workshop is free and open to the public. For more information stop in, call 518-885-5022 or visit

Birdhouse Competition Festival Iron Springs Park, Front Street Ballston Spa, 1 – 4 p.m. The village will be hosting over 100 birdhouses built and decorated by artists and craftspeople, children and adults, to celebrate our strong community spirit and creativity. The festival will give you a first peek at this outdoor exhibit and a chance to vote for your favorite birdhouse. Installed along Tedisco Trail, Front St and Milton Ave, you can enjoy seeing these unique creations. This community event is being made possible by the Village of Ballston Spa and a generous donation by Curtis Lumber.

March for the Earth Meet at Traffic Light, Cambridge 2 p.m. Walk in unity to South Union St. Rain or Shine. Bring your own signs. Post walk gathering, Round House Bakery Café, 25 East Main St., If you’d like to carry our Dionondehowa sign promoting awareness about Solar Radiation Management and geoengineering... please let me know. Email Bonnie at

SUNDAY, APRIL 22 Jeep 4x4 101 Classes & Course to Benefit Pet Connection Curtis Lumber, 885 Route 67, Ballston Spa 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Are you a new Jeep owner, novice or future Jeep owner? If so, this event is for you! Join us for a great day of 4x4 educational classes, lunch and time in our off-road Jeep course to really get a feel

for what you and your Jeep can do. Vendors, Jeep clubs, raffles and BBQ lunch included. Fun family and pet friendly event! $15 per driver, $5 per passenger. Proceeds benefit the WTEN Pet Connection. For complete details find us on Facebook: 4x4 Jeep 101 Class and Course or email

Monthly Indoor Craft and Garage Sale Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Elks Ladies Auxiliary Indoor Craft and Garage Sale will take place at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club off Maple Avenue on Elks Lane. Admission is free with over 40 vendors; parking is great, bargains galore, lunch, household items, hand-made items, clothing, jewelry, pet supplies, Mother’s Day gifts, and just about anything you can imagine may be found here. New vendors are signing up every month. Snow or rain, the sales go on. Fun for the entire family. All proceeds go to our local charities. Tables are $15 for an 8 ft. table; call Linda at 518-289-5470 for information or to sign up for a table(s).

MONDAY, APRIL 23 Exploring Treatment Avenues for ASD: A Panel Discussion Skidmore College, Tisch Learning Center, Room 301, Saratoga Springs 8 p.m. Steve Szalowski, LCSW-R and Stacey Francesconi, MS, BCBA, LBA, practicing clinicians who have dedicated their careers to working with autistic individuals and their families will speak about their approaches to treatment (e.g., family systems, social skills, applied behavior analysis).

TUESDAY, APRIL 24 Monthly Piroghi Sale Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake Pickup 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese will be available. Call 518-363-0001 for orders.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 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

Baked Chicken and Meatloaf Dinner Saratoga Wilton Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Soup, tossed salad, baked chicken, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dessert, rolls and butter, coffee, tea. Donation Requested: $12 adults, $11. Seniors (62 years) and Military (Active or Retired) with ID Card, $8 Children 5-12. Children under 5 Free, $12 All Take-outs. Cash bar available. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

THURSDAY, APRIL 26 African Drumming and Dance Skidmore College, Zankel Music Center, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. For more information call 518-580-5321 or go to

Milton, New York: A New Town in a New Nation Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa, 7 p.m. Historians Jim Richmond and Kim McCartney will share information gleaned from their research for the recently published book Milton, New York: A New Town in a New Nation. Written in honor of the town’s 225th anniversary, the book explores the stories of the residents, industries, farms, schools and organizations of Milton. Books will be available for purchase and the authors will be available to sign books at the conclusion of the program.

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Tabletop Gaming Convention to Benefit Children’s Hospital QUEENSBURY — An all-day gaming convention will be held Saturday, April 28 at the Glens Falls Elks Lodge. The event organizers, Adirondack Tabletop Gamers and Game Developers along with local game design company First Stall Productions, are inviting tabletop game enthusiasts from around the area to gather and play games, have some fun and raise some money for Extra Life to benefit the Bernard and Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center. ADK Tabletop Day will take place 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Glens Falls Elks Lodge, 32 Cronin Road in Queensbury. Attendees can sign up for structured time slots featuring a variety of board games, card games and role-playing games, or enjoy a large open gaming space and borrowing from the lending library of over 200 games. Beverages will be available for purchase and a caterer will be on-hand selling food as well.

There will be door prizes and a raffle to help the Adirondack Tabletop Gamers team reach their fundraising goal of $2,000. Donations will also be accepted. Badges may be pre-purchased for $5 ($2 for children ages 5 to 12) and games can be signed up for in advance at conventions/adk-tabletop-day. Badges are also available at the door on the day of the event, for $8 ($3 for children ages 5 to 12). For more information, go to: Extra Life is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ fundraising program within the gaming community. Participants fundraise yearround and pledge to game for 24 hours with one goal: to save and improve the lives of sick and injured kids. Funds raised stay local to help pediatric patients at 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. Since 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $30 million for member hospitals.

Local Author to Discuss “The Burning of Piping Rock” April 23

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Joe Cutshall-King will discuss his historical mystery novel, “The Burning of the Piping Rock,” 11 a.m. Monday, April 23 at The Summit at Saratoga, 1 Perry Road. Built on a foundation of historical events, the book tells the story of The Piping Rock, a mafiacontrolled nightclub and casino located at the corner of Union Avenue and Gilbert Road, which closed following the United States Senate Kefauver Commission hearings on organized crime in the early 1950s. On Aug. 16, 1954, The Piping Rock burned to the ground. The casino was uninsured at the

time of the arson. “I plan to discuss the `real history’ of Saratoga Springs that provides the background of the novel and its central theme, the unsolved arson of Piping Rock Casino,” says Cutshall-King. The talk will include discussions about Saratoga during the time of its illegal casinos, as well as the mob and crooked politicians who made them possible, he adds. The author’s father was a Saratoga pharmacist in the years following World War II and worked for James Leary, owner of MacFinn’s Drugstore, the head of the Republican machine – “as big a crook as his dear friend,

mobster Meyer Lansky,” CutshallKing says. “I’ll explain my father’s involvement in all that and how it led to my creation of the novel.” Copies of the book will be available for sale during the discussion. The discussion is free and open to the public. Cutshall-King has authored several books of regional history, and for 19 years penned a weekly column on local history for The Post-Star in Glens Falls. In 2017, the Chapman Historical Museum published “Water and Light: S. R. Stoddard’s Lake George,” which focuses on Lake George and features the work of 19th century photographer Seneca Ray Stoddard. CutshallKing provides accompanying text. The book is available in soft and hard cover. Seating is limited. Reserve by calling 518-430-2136, or email: Light refreshments will be served.

Artist Returns from Hurricane Recovery Work; Hosts Earth Day Open House Sunday GLENS FALLS — Susan Rivers, owner of Greentree Fiber Arts and the Niche Gallery housed at the Glens Falls Shirt Factory, hosts an Earth Day Open House celebration 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22. For five months, the local fiber artist donned her

Emergency Management / Environmental Planning hat and worked in Texas on Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts helping municipalities and non-profits “build back better and stronger.” Returning with new ideas and perspective, Rivers shares her mixed media interpretation

of her adventure. Greentree Fiber Arts studio and the Niche Gallery are located The Shirt Factory, Studio 304, 71 Lawrence Street. For more information visit the Niche Gallery on their website at, Facebook, or call 518-330-5176.

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Luke Bryan will take stage for his What Makes You Country tour at SPAC Aug. 19.

WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY? SARATOGA SPRINGS — Luke Bryan with special guests Jon Pardi and Morgan Wallen stage their What Makes You Country tour at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Aug. 19. Ticket Price Range: $36.50 - $127.50 and are available at www. Livenation.Com, and by phone at: 1-800-745-3000.

ROCHMON RECORD CLUB MAKES SCHENECTADY DEBUT APRIL 25 SCHENECTADY — Rochmon Record Club, which launched at Universal Preservation Hall in 2016 and has, under the guidance of Chuck Vosganian, performed monthly at venues like UPH and Caffe Lena, will bring its listening party to Schenectady. The night’s focus is a celebration of the life and music of Tom Petty with “An American Boy,” a career retrospective, at the GE Theatre at Proctors, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. “An American Boy” uses the set list from Petty’s final tour as a stepping stone for a thrilling look back at a long, hit-filled career. Tickets are $10 and available at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State St. Schenectady; by phone at 518-346-6204; and online at

ARLO GUTHRIE SET TO PERFORM “ALICE’S RESTAURANT” IN ITS ENTIRETY ALBANY — Arlo Guthrie performs “Alice’s Restaurant” in its entirety on Oct. 26 at The Egg at the Empire State Plaza. Tickets are $59.50, $49.50, and $39.50. Guthrie’s album, “Alice’s Restaurant” was released in 1967. The film of the same name was released in 1969. The venue also announced it will stage: John Hiatt - August 24; John Pizzarelli and Catherine Russell – Sept. 14; and The High Kinds, on Sept. 27 This weekend, the hall features singer/songwriter Todd Snider at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20. Tickets are $29.50; The folk music trio Red Molly at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Tickets are $34; The Brad Mehldau Trio 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 Tickets are $34.50.

Arlo Guthrie performs “Alice’s Restaurant at The Egg at Empire State Plaza on Oct. 26.

Tickets for all shows are available at The Egg Box Office at the Empire State Plaza, by telephone – 518-473-1845 or online at

BARBERSHOP HARMONY DESCENDS ON LAKE GEORGE LAKE GEORGE — For a second year in a row, Barbershop Harmony singers from the region will perform in Lake George, with a regional convention and contests and an entertaining “Big Show” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. The Northeastern District is one of 17 Districts of the Barbershop Harmony Society - the largest all-male singing organization in the world. Each of the districts in the U.S. have regional contests each year and send top quartets and choruses to an international contest this year to Orlando, Florida in July. The contest weekend includes a quartet finals contest Friday night, a Saturday morning chorus finals contest, and concludes Saturday evening with a fabulous featured BIG Show. General seating tickets for the Saturday night show at Lake George High School are $15 in advance and available locally at the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2176 U.S. Route 9 at Fort George Road in Lake George – and online at the NED website: (see the #2 Western page). Tickets are $20 at the door.

RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S “THE KING AND I” TO STAGE AT PROCTORS SCHENECTADY - The national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” will make its Schenectady premiere at Proctors May 1 – 6. Tickets start at $20. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; Matinees are at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets available at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State St. Schenectady; by phone at 518-346-6204; and online at For more information, visit

Eric Andersen,

who hails from the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1960s, staging a classic night of songs at Caffe Lena April 13, 2018.

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Pink Talking Fish Stage This Weekend: A Saratoga Homecoming Show Saturday Night

for Member of Notable A Cappella Group

The Yale Whiffenpoofs.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — With a varied setlist that includes everything from Talking Heads’ Life During Wartime and Burning Down The House, to Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall,” and

Phish’s “Run Like an Antelope,” the hybrid tribute fusion act that is Pink Talking Fish will stage a local show at Putnam Place Saturday, April 21. Showtime is 9:30 p.m. and tickets are $20/ $25.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs native Avi Durling is returning to the Spa City this weekend with the 14-member a cappella group, the Yale Whiffenpoofs. Founded in 1909, the group is believed to be the longest continuouslyoperating collegiate a cappella group in the world. “We sing a lot of older jazz staples, traditional folk songs, and more upbeat classic rock ballads,”

Durling says. “The group has performed on every continent, sung for every president from Reagan to Obama, and been featured on the Sing Off, Glee, and West Wing.” The group will perform at Maple Avenue Middle School’s Trombley Auditorium 3 p.m. Sunday (suggested donation: $20 adult, $10-under 18), as well as at a unique non-publicized event Saturday night at the Village

Pizzeria in Middle Grove, where it is anticipated they will sing a few songs around the restaurant, “in exchange for dinner. It’s something we do pretty often around Yale, and I think it would be fun to show the Whiffs my favorite pizza around Saratoga,” Durling says. Village Pizzeria is located at 2729 Route 29, Galway. For more information about the group, go to: www.

Jazz At The Spring Honors Ornette Coleman April 26 SARATOGA SPRINGS — Jazz at the Spring hosts a sonic joyride with Ornettiquette - a stellar band formed by trumpeter Chris Pasin to honor the music of Ornette Coleman. The event takes place 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at 110 Spring St. During his career, Coleman, who in 2007 won the Pulitzer Prize for his album “Sound Grammar,” overturned the structure of be-bop. Coleman’s idea was to explore melody and do away with the idea of a fixed series of chords. He didn’t do away with harmony, but rather created melodies with amazing harmonic implications as the platform for improvisation. Coleman broke through style and structure to seek sound. Chris Pasin, trumpet, composer, and band leader, has

Chris Pasin to perform April 26 at Spring Street.

performed at Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theater, Royal Albert Hall, and the Village Vanguard. He has traveled with Buddy Rich and performed with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Ray Charles, among others. Joining Pasin are Adam Siegel-alto sax,

Michael Bisio-bass, and Harvey Sorgen-drums. Jazz at the Spring is held the last Thursday of each month at the Spring Street Gallery. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and available at: brownpapertickets. com/event/3353792.

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Musician, Author Talks about

“Punk Avenue”

by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY

Philippe Marcade spent

a good deal of his European youth on the run. He’d been chased along the Boulevard Montparnasse by a barber from whom he’d snatched a mannequin’s wig, was pursued through the Paris meatpacking district by beef-flinging butchers repelled by his long hair and hunted by holy men after venturing into the Forbidden Area of the Notre Dame. And he was just getting started. Marcade’s escapades - fun, and at-times harrowing, are delivered with a natural good humor in his memoir, “Punk Avenue: Inside the New York City Underground 1972-82.” The idea of a book came to him after accumulating a plethora of scribbled memories. It was the subsequent typing of a manuscript that was the greater process. “I type very slowly, with just two fingers, so it took a very long time,” he says. First published in France – where Marcade was born, and in Italy – where he currently makes his home, Three Rooms Press gave “Punk Avenue” it’s American premiere in 2017. America in the 1970s offered a new landscape for Marcade to explore and make his own mark. He takes off on a cross-country zag in a beat-up hippie van purchased from a Hare Krishna for a hundred bucks, sustained by all-you-caneat restaurants, drive-in cinemas,

and gas siphoned from other cars through plastic tubes. Fueled by the immortality of youth, an illadvised journey up the mountains of Franconia in New Hampshire results in a 100-foot spiral down a cliff, earning Marcade a cracked jaw, and pockets of flesh ripped to the bone. “You seem to be able to find the humor in things, no matter how serious, and present it in a funny way,” I point out to him, during a recent interview. “Yes indeed,” he says. “It was very funny, and I had a wonderful time!” It is Marcade’s role in the downtown music scene that would go global where “Punk Avenue” spends much of its time. And with good reason. Marcade arrived in New York City in 1975 and moved into the Chelsea Hotel. He graphically documents a broken New York City, marked by shattered glass and turned-over trash cans, rows of abandoned skeletal cars and a Lower East Side neighborhood descending further into the circle of hell with each passing block. It is here a cultural scene was born. “When I first came to New York I remember seeing all these bands and feeling that it was so exciting. But, I also felt that I had missed the Great 1960s, and all that was left were some little local bands and a very small local scene,” Marcade says. “It never occurred to me that this was history in the making and

that some of these bands would become huge.” He witnessed The Ramones playing their third-ever gig — “the most anti-hippie band I had ever seen, the future of American rock ‘n’ roll!” — and caught early performances by Blondie, who would later enlist Marcade’s French skills to script some of the foreign-language verses the band would use in their rendition of the song “Denis, Denis.” He struck up a friendship with Nancy Spungen – later remembered as one-half the notorious Sid & Nancy duo – of which he writes: I apologize to the Sex Pistols for having convinced Nancy Spungen to go to England… maybe it wasn’t such a great idea after all.” He also forged a kinship with seminal guitarist Johnny Thunders, whom he’d first met a year earlier when Thunders performed with the New York Dolls. “It was amazing,” Marcade recalls. “Their look, their energy. It totally shook my world.”

The road map through the downtown Manhattan music scene led to fame for some, notoriety for others, and more than its share of unhappy endings that culminated in a commercialized homogeneity and the arrival of AIDS. “Suddenly, people were dropping like flies, and panic set in. AIDS immediately dug a hole in the history of New York’s culture,” Marcade writes. “All those paintings that “Punk Avenue,” by Philippe Marcade. were never painted, all Marcade co-founded his t h o s e books and songs that own band, The Senders; at center were never written…” When all is said and done stage he cut a striking figure, draped in a black leather jacket however, the scene produced a and fronting the shake, rattle cultural legacy whose inspiration and roll of the band’s sonic is still being measured across the abundance of punk blues. Some world. Marcade’s ability to play a role in it and survive to tell nights were pure magic. “Nothing beats the feeling about the era in a joyous manner of a good audience that’s right in provides a worthy companion to front of you,” Marcade says. “We the historic era. Punk Avenue: Inside the New weren’t just there to play music; everyone in the audience had York City Underground 1972-82, by to go home soaked, messed up, Phil Marcade, published by Three Rooms Press. 270 pages, $15.95. worn out.”

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Arch Stanton, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582

Super Dark Monday: Sam Egan / Sinkcharmer / Mr. Cancelled, 9 p.m. @ Desperate Annie’s — 518.587.2455

Eastbound Jesus with The Mallett Bros. Band & Jon Fishman, 9 p.m. @ Putnam Place — 518.886.9585

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sunday, 4/22: Girl Blue / Sydney Worthley, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

Electric Circus: Matt Griffin / Zak Young, 6:30 p.m. @ Kraverie — 518.450.7423

wednesday, 4/25: Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam, 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 Camelot, 6:30 p.m. @ Upstate Concert Hall — 518.371.0012

thursday, 4/26: “I Celebrate Life” A Tribute to Jean Ritchie, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Hot Club of Saratoga, 6 p.m. @ Mouzon House — 518.226.0014

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Puzzles Across 1 UV filter once widely used in sunscreens 5 Word in Italian dishes 9 Italian for “wasp” 14 Lifetimes 15 Sign on for more service 16 One-__ chance 17 Music in 62-Across 19 Swedish-born Chan actor 20 Cunning 21 River through Kazakhstan 23 Dating letters 24 Fisherman’s knot 26 They may be independent 28 Race town near Windsor Castle 30 People never seen in “Peanuts” 32 Word with smoke or kisses 33 Arthurian address 34 Very old thing 38 Sylvan sticker 39 Performer in 62-Across 41 Thurman of “Henry & June” 42 More than just suggest 44 Salyut successor 45 Snead has won three of them, briefly 46 Existing: Lat. 48 Work with a team 49 Misconception 52 Brown shade 54 Brown address ending 55 Bausch’s partner 57 Opens up 60 Cover story 62 Fighting venues suggested by this puzzle’s circles 64 Levels, in Leeds 65 Comic strip canine 66 Mind, with “for” 67 College near Albany 68 D-Day craft 69 What it’s risky to build on? Down 1 Haydn sobriquet 2 Food thickener 3 Visual media soundtrack Grammy Award 4 Presently 5 Winning, with “on”

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See puzzle solution on page 46 6 Med. nation 7 Doozie 8 Brief summary 9 Crook, e.g. 10 Phot. lab request 11 They may be taken on “Jeopardy!” 12 British coin additive? 13 Chilean range 18 Number for two 22 Highly in favor of 25 Metz milk 27 Letters with Arizona or Missouri 28 Short for short? 29 Swing around 31 “Wee” pours of Scotch 33 Mariners’ home, familiarly 35 Pea variety 36 Apple variety

37 Hit violently, as waves against the shore 39 Oscar-winning song immortalized by Nat King Cole 40 “Mon __!” 43 About .62 mi. 45 Discourse on verses 47 $, for one 48 Many a trucker 49 Causes of trembles 50 Dwight’s two-time opponent 51 First two-time Best Actress Oscar winner Rainer 53 Lille lasses: Abbr. 56 Pals 58 Folklore fiend 59 Wee part of a min. 61 Big __ 63 Brightened, with “up”

Writing the Right Word by Dave Dowling

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Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018

Oklahoma Track Opens Photos by SuperSource Media, LLC

Mineshaft Blues-NY Bred, with Trainer Philip Gleaves. Gleaves, who took off time to raise a family is back in Saratoga training 10 horses for the first time since win in the Travers in 1986. Gleaves won the $294,500 117th Travers in 1986 with Wise Times- Former Top Assistant to Woody Stevens for 8 years before he became a trainer himself. Before winning the Travers, Wise Times won the $300,000 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in July of 2086.

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Roger Stockton-Outrider scheduling morning works with Trainer Philip Gleaves.

Trainer Richard Metivier with his horse, Be Be Stevenes - NY Bred

Outrider Lance Cronk with one of the pony horses this year on the Oklahoma side

Oreo, the dog, follows Sara Dunham as curious horses take notice there is a dog in the Shedrow!

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two-year-old season. At three he matured and prevailed in two stakes races in California. Then Nerud sent him east to contest the Wood Memorial. In one of the great horse races of that era, he hooked up with Bold Ruler, falling a nose short of victory. He too was now on his way to Kentucky looking every bit a champion.


by Joseph Raucci for Saratoga TODAY 1957 brought together three of the all-time greats. Along with that, add the mystique of Calumet Farms and a “Run for The Roses” for the ages was on the horizon. The horse racing world was ready to put their stars on the map. That map would lead to Louisville and the first Saturday of May for a Kentucky Derby to remember. So, let’s go back, 61 years ago…


His name fit like a tailored suit. Wheatley Stables owned him, synonymous with horse racing royalty. He was sired by the great stallion Nasrullah. Add the training genius of “Sunny Jim” Fitzsimmons, the superb skills of jockey Eddie Arcaro and an elixir of greatness was about to brew. This dark bay colt would not disappoint. In his freshman campaign he won seven races. At three, he set track records in both the Flamingo and Wood Memorial. These were major east coast preps for the Derby. He was by all accounts primed and ready for the task ahead.


Speaking of names, if his doesn’t have the sound of greatness none does. Bred in England by His Royal Highness Aly Kahn, he was then sold to the American businessman Ralph Lowe. The wily Johnny Nerud would oversee his training with the diminutive, but deadly confident Willie Shoemaker in the saddle. He started off slowly with a mediocre

How about this name for a future immortal? So good was he, Sir Lancelot himself would have been proud to have this mount. Owned by Texas oilman Travis Kerr, he had for his trainer Bill Molter, the king of west coast conditioners at the time. Add to that the riding skills of future Hall of Fame rider Ralph Neves. Kerr drilled pure Texas tea with this purchase. At three, he began to blossom. He was beat a head in the Santa Anita Derby. Then he was vanned north to the City by the Bay where he took the Bay Meadows Derby. Molter decided to send him to Kentucky for the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland where he romped by four lengths. He too was ready for his date with destiny.


Storied Calumet had their eyes firmly set on Kentucky. General Duke was their standard bearer. This colt had all the earmarks of a champion. Sired by Calumet’s renowned Bull Lea and trained by the brilliant Jimmy Jones, he looked like a world beater. In the Florida Derby, he set a world’s record for a mile and an eighth. In his wake, none other than Bold Ruler. He too was on his way to Kentucky. Aboard for the ride, his littleknown stablemate Iron Liege.


Two things happened prior to the race that made this an event to remember. Ralph Lowe, owner of Gallant Man had a premonition that his jockey Bill Shoemaker would misjudge the finish line and lose the race. “The Shoe” assured him that this could not happen. With that it was put to rest. As for Calumet, a nightmare was at hand. General Duke came

Iron Leige on the inside by a nose. Photos provided.

up lame and had to be scratched from the race. This left the lightly regarded Iron Liege as its sole entry. Calumet did have one advantage. They had the services of the most successful Kentucky Derby rider in history: Bill Hartack.


What was expected to be a three-horse race never materialized. Mid-stretch Hartack had Iron Liege unexpectedly in front and strictly the horse to beat. Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man was making his move. In an all-out drive, he was about to pass the leader. Inexplicably “The Shoe” stood up in the saddle at the sixteenth pole. He quickly was back on his belly. It was too late. Iron Liege got the win by a nose. America’s foremost jockey had done the unthinkable: he had misjudged the finish line. Owner Ralph Kerr’s prophecy had come to pass.


Calumet continued their Derby day magic. This was their sixth Kentucky Derby Trophy and would secure two more before the dynasty crumbled. General Duke would succumb to a rare disease that had been the culprit of his going lame before the race. The Big Three raced on to the

1957 Kentucky Derby program.

stalls of immortality. Bold Ruler took the Preakness and continued his winning ways through 1958, always carrying weights meant to stop a freight train. Seldom did it stop this champion. Gallant Man took the Belmont Stakes, then at Saratoga added the Travers and won several major events, before he headed to the breeding shed midway through his four-year-old campaign. Round Table set track records on the dirt and turf at racetracks across the United States. He retired at five, eclipsing all others as the leading money

winner of all time.


In what must be the greatest field ever assembled for a threehorse event, the Big Three met in the Trenton Stakes at the long gone Garden State Park for 1957 Horse of the Year honors. Bold Ruler bested his two rivals. This would be their only meeting after the Derby. That is, until they met here on Union Avenue, where all three reside in the hierarchy of greatness at Thoroughbred Racing’s Hall of Fame.



Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018

Learn to Love Tennis Program at the YMCA Photos provided.

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Andrew Bobbitt, the CEO of the Saratoga Regional YMCA, has a love of tennis and when Bobbitt had coffee with YMCA member Allen Oppenheim, an idea was formed: The Learn to Love Tennis (LTLT) Program. “[Oppenheim’s] interest in the Y primarily comes from playing tennis at Wilton and he had shared that he had tried to do some work with our staff and the US Tennis Association on a program that they had that would provide access to tennis for underprivileged children. I have a tennis background, I taught and played a little in college and was teaching pro in the summers, so I said, ‘hey that sounds like a great thing,’” Bobbitt said, explaining how the idea came to be. Bobbitt decided to customize their own local program for kids who haven’t played at all in the area, just “get them to pick up a racket and

start learning tennis,” he said. The YMCA was able to raise money, so the classes can be offered at no cost. There are two classes offered, Thursdays and Saturdays, which take place over five weeks. “Ideally, we are going to try and do four of these classes over the remainder of the year which is going to impact 320 kids between the ages of 7 and 10,” Bobbitt said. “I started as a program director and I’ve been doing

admin in the YMCA for a long time now and I think having that tennis background and the enthusiasm that Allen had, we can impact these kids through a recreational sport. Tennis is a sport you can play recreationally well into your 70s and beyond,” he stated. Saturday classes begin on April 28 and they run from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Wilton YMCA, Thursday classes are already full and as of Thursday,

April 19, Saturday classes have a limited number of spots left. “As soon as we can do a second session for a different group of 80 kids, we would advertise another LTLT,” he said. “I think there is an opportunity for us to engage more

individuals in the game of tennis and I can’t think of a better way to do that then young children who have not picked up a racket before,” Bobbitt concluded. For more information, contact the SRYMCA at 518-583-9622.

Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018



Norah Dempsey: by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Norah Dempsey, 14, a freshman at Saratoga Springs High School, a U16 alpine athlete through New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF), which has programs out of both Gore and Whiteface Mountain. “This winter I had the opportunity to live and train out of Lake Placid/Whiteface for the winter while keeping up with my schoolwork with tutors. It is not actually affiliated with the Saratoga High ski team,” Dempsey explained. “I started in the Mountain Adventure Program at Gore and then my brother did racing so the next year I followed in his footsteps and started racing at gore,” she said. Her parents are also recreational skiers and her siblings both race, as well. Dempsey is a part of the Winter Term Program through NYSEF, a program which allowed her to train throughout the winter while getting one-on-one tutoring to keep up with her education. “I love it, it’s great and the

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school has been really supportive of me missing so much of the winter for skiing,” Dempsey said. Dempsey practices in the winter six days a week and also attends camps in the summer to practice. During Winter Term, Dempsey was pleased with how much time they had on the snow. She also plays soccer, piano, and the French horn. Though she thoroughly enjoys music, she

...I followed in his footsteps and started racing at gore. prefers her athletics. Comparing soccer and skiing she said, “I think they definitely compliment each other even though they’re really different as far as muscle sets go.” Dempsey also occasionally volunteers at Saratoga Plan as part of the catering staff. Dempsey is coached by Patrick Purcell.

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Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Baseball Team headshots by SuperSource Media, LLC.

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY BURNT HILLS-BALLSTON LAKE — Rob Duell has been the head coach at BH-BL for the last six years and was the assistant coach for the six years before, so he has seen several teams come and go throughout the years. “Last season was a tough season for us, playing in the Suburban Council, we didn’t have the regular season record that we wanted to have. For a variety of reasons, we had some injuries, we were missing some players, and we were really young, but the hope was that we gained some valuable experience going through that last year and to kind of prepare us a little better for this season, which I think it did,” Duell explained.


BRENDAN BACHUS Senior ∙ Pitcher

Last season, star hitter Jeremy Clayton, a three-sport varsity athlete, was out of commission most of the season due to a shoulder injury during football season. “Jeremy is an outstanding athlete, a leader for us and he’s back this year which should significantly help us offensively. Like I said, I think the experience of the kids that had to learn on the job, so to speak, last year have a year under their belt and now understand what Suburban Council competition looks like and are hopefully a little bit better prepared going into this season.” Clayton returned for the last eight games of the season in 2017 but could only hit. However, he ended up being second on the team in RBIs. “He is a very good hitter and just his


DYLAN BEAULAC Senior ∙ Pitcher

presence on the field, as far as a leader goes, that may even be more valuable than his stats,” Duell said, praising Clayton. “We are fortunate to have some really experienced seniors and juniors, but we are relying on three sophomores that are going to play a significant role in our success. They’re in the process right now of seeing varsity baseball for the first time and trying to get accustomed to the pitchers throwing a little bit harder; the ball gets hit harder than they were used to seeing at the lower levels,” Duell explained. As far as goals go, the song remains the same as most other teams in the area. “We want to go out there and be competitive at the top. We’re trying to get these other guys to understand that we’re here to win and we’ll get better along the way,” Duell said.


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Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018

COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN Saratoga Stryders Earth Day Fun Run SARATOGA SPRINGS — In conjunction with the Wilton Bicentennial Celebration, the Saratoga Stryders will be hosting a FREE Earth Day Fun Run on Sunday, April 22, at 9:30 a.m. at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park.

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 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.

Registration is $5 day-of only. This is a low-key, fun event topped off by unusual raffle prizes. Please bring your own water. Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park and the Saratoga Spa State Park. For more information, call Laura Clark at 518-581-1278 or email or visit

Ryan’s Run

Saratoga Race Course 2018 Season Passes on Sale

SARATOGA SPRINGS — At 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 the Saratoga Springs Teachers Association will be sponsoring Ryan’s Run, a 5K walk/run to support Malignant Infantile Osteopetrosis. Entry fee is $25. Register online at

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.

Saratoga Stryders Camp Saratoga SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Stryders Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series will be held at 6:15 p.m. Monday evenings June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6 and August 20.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) welcomes the general public to purchase season admission passes for the 2018 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course. A season pass provides fans with admission to 40 days of world-class thoroughbred racing at Saratoga Race Course, including the Grade 1 Travers and Grade 1 Whitney. Season passes do not include reserved seating. Season passes may be purchased at www. The cost for a 2018 Grandstand season pass is $40, or the equivalent of $1 per day. A Clubhouse season pass is $65, which equates to $1.62 per day. Season pass holders will also be guaranteed a Saratoga premium giveaway on the day of the giveaway. Season pass holders must be present at Saratoga Race Course, enter through the designated season ticket holder lines and redeem the giveaway by the designated time. Redemptions will begin when gates open to the general public.

Saratoga Springs Recreaction Center Pickleball League Join our inaugural Pickleball League. Registration going on now. Play begins April 23. Players will participate in a ladder system league and play a double round-robin with others of similar skill level to ensure fun but competitive matches.

Drop-In Sessions The Saratoga Springs Recreation Department offers drop-in sessions in Adult Basketball, Pickleball, Racquetball, Wallyball, and Zumba.

Zumba Fitness Classes Teens/adults 16+ are welcome to join. Zumba® is a mind, body, and spirit rejuvenation, and is the hottest International Dance/Fitness class in existence. Zumba combines the Latin rhythms of Meringue, Cha-Cha, Salsa, Cumbia, and Reggaetón. Modify or intensify any movement to sure your physical needs. Burn 600 - 1000 calories. Classes are Wednesdays 6 - 7 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center.

Saratoga Springs Camp Saradac 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 Contact the Recreation Department at 518-587-3550, ext. 2300 or email

Week of April 20 – April 26, 2018




Spa Catholic Softball

Spa Catholic Baseball


SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Wednesday, April 11, Saratoga Central Catholic played Hoosic Valley and won, 11-10. For Spa Catholic: Cassidy Hayner had one double, five RBIs, and two homeruns; Emy Murray had one RBI; Molly O’Reilly hit two singles. On Friday, April 13, Spa Catholic defeated Stillwater, 16-4. For Spa Catholic: Julia Murdick had one double and five RBIs; Molly O’Reilly had one double and three RBIs; Emy Murray had one RBI; Victoria Alvord had one double and one RBI.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Wednesday, April 11, Spa Catholic played Hoosic Valley, defeating them 14-2. For Spa Catholic: Nick Winslow had two doubles, three runs, and one RBI; Tyler Haraden had one homerun and three RBIs; Josh Van Patten had two doubles and one RBI; Kaden Learch had one double, four RBIs, and two runs; Kessler Waldron had one triple; Dylan Custer had two runs; Terel Tillman had one double and 14 strikeouts while pitching.

TEAM WINK 91 - TEAM REED 67 Team Wink had scoring from everyone playing and beat Team Reed by a score of 91 – 67. The Winks led by 21 points at the half and coasted to the win. The winners were led by Brian Travis who had 23 points and teammates JR Michael’s 19 points, Dallas Wells 17 points James Schober 15 points. Team Reed got 25 points from Ryan O’Rourke and another 17 points from Taylor Wilson. TEAM EMERY 57 - TEAM SIKORA 48 Due to injuries, Team Emery played with only four players all game, but they were able to still have a victory over Team Sikora by a score of 57 - 48. Team Emery got 18 points from Blake Rizzi while teammates Travis Ramsey 13 points, Chris Cameron 12 points and Andrew Armstrong had 10 points in the victory. Camdon Spencer had a team high 15 points in the loss. TEAM DUFF 70 - TEAM LOMBARDO 58 Using a balanced scoring attack, Team Duff took a hard-fought game over Team Lombardo 70 to 58. Corey Harkins had 14 points, Josh Demarais, 12 points from Ryan Duff and 10 points from Tim Bush in the win while Alex Ventre and Mike Ventre each scored 13 points in the loss.

Saratoga Springs Girls Lacrosse SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Thursday, April 12, Saratoga Springs played Colonie and defeated them, 16-2. For Saratoga: Kit O’Hara, Ella Payer, and Sofie Mangino had two goals and one assist; Lauren Duffy had two goals; Katie Wendell had one goal and three assists; Sylvie Waters had one goal and two assists; Katie Silver, Lindsey Frank, Jackie Sauer, and Elizabeth McGinn each had one goal and one assist; Sophia Burke and Reilly Hogan had one goal each; Abigail Searles had five saves.

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

Baseball FRIDAY, 4/20

■ Spa Catholic vs. Cambridge 7 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic ■ Schuylerville vs. Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville Central School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Saratoga Springs 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Eastside Rec


■ Spa Catholic vs. Ichabod Crane 7 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park ■ Ballston Spa vs. Saugerties 7 p.m. at Saugerties High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Rome Free Academy 7 p.m. at Saratoga Eastside Rec

MONDAY, 4/23

■ Spa Catholic vs. Mechanicville 7 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic ■ Schuylerville vs. Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at Morse Athletic Complex ■ Ballston Spa vs. Niskayuna 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Albany 4:15 p.m. at Albany Plumeri Sports Complex


■ Spa Catholic vs. Tamarac 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic ■ Schuylerville vs. South Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at South Glens Falls High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Bethlehem 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. BH-BL 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Eastside Rec



FRIDAY, 4/27


■ Saratoga Springs vs. Averill Park 4:15 p.m. at Averill Park High School ■ Spa Catholic vs. Hoosic Valley 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic ■ Schuylerville vs. South Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville Central School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Guilderland 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School

Softball FRIDAY, 4/20

■ Spa Catholic vs. Cambridge 7 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic ■ Schuylerville vs. Hudson Falls 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville Central School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Saratoga Springs 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School


■ Spa Catholic vs. Whitehall 5:30 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park ■ Ballston Spa vs. Albany 11 a.m. at Ballston Spa High School

MONDAY, 4/23

■ Spa Catholic vs. Mechanicville 7 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic ■ Saratoga Springs vs. BH-BL 4:15 p.m. at Albany Plumeri Sports Complex ■ Schuylerville vs. South Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at South Glens Falls High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Niskayuna 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School

■ Ballston Spa vs. Mohonasen 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School ■ Spa Catholic vs. Tamarac 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic ■ Schuylerville vs. Broadalbin-Perth 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville Central School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Bethlehem 4:15 p.m. at Bethlehem High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. BH-BL 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School


■ Saratoga Springs vs. Averill Park 4:15 p.m. at Averill Park High School

FRIDAY, 4/27

■ Spa Catholic vs. Hoosic Valley 7 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic ■ Schuylerville vs. Queensbury 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville Central School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Guilderland 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School

Lacrosse FRIDAY, 4/20

■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Greenwich 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville Central School


■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Averill Park 7 p.m. at Schuylerville Central School

MONDAY, 4/23

■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Albany Academy for Girls, 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville Central School


■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Scotia-Glenville 7 p.m. at Schuylerville Central School ■ Ballston Spa (Boys) vs. Niskayuna 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School ■ Ballston Spa (Girls) vs. Niskayuna 4:15 p.m. at Niskayuna High School ■ Saratoga Springs (Boys) vs. Albany 6:30 p.m. at Albany High School ■ Saratoga Springs (Girls) vs. Albany 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School


■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at Morse Athletic Complex ■ Saratoga Springs (Girls) vs. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, 5:30 p.m. at BH-BL High School


■ Ballston Spa (Boys) vs. Bethlehem TBA at Bethlehem High School ■ Ballston Spa (Girls) vs. Bethlehem TBA at Bethlehem High School ■ Saratoga Springs (Boys) vs. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School

FRIDAY, 4/27

■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Glens Falls TBA at Schuylerville Central School ■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Queensbury 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville Central School

*All information subject to change due to weather.

Saratoga TODAY 4.20.18  
Saratoga TODAY 4.20.18