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Issue 17

April 27 – May 3, 2018

Boyhaven Deal Goes Sour by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY MILTON ­— Months of delay have endangered carefully laid plans for Milton to finalize a contract with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for a purchase of the former Boyhaven property in the northwestern part of town. On Wednesday night, Milton Planning Board Chairman Larry Woolbright, who has worked diligently for a year in his free time to secure the real estate transaction, made clear his displeasure with the inaction by the Milton Town Board.

Woolbright explained that a donor, who pledged $500,000 toward the purchase insisting on strict anonymity, had decided to rescind that offer due to apparent attempts to reveal his identity. Plus, Woolbright said, the BSA Twin Rivers Council has communicated to him its intention to instead award a developer the Boyhaven property contract. Supervisor Scott Ostrander claimed that negotiations are ongoing between Milton Town Attorney James Craig and the Twin Rivers Council legal team.

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TRASH TO TREASURE by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY

Memorabilia from the Saratoga Fair, and an old-school tape recorder, such as was used in the 1970s for recording interviews.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Garage sales. Flea markets. Estate sales. Tony Izzo has rummaged through the past on a scavenger hunt to uncover history for as long as he can remember. “I go to several of them a week and have been collecting things since I was a kid,” says the city resident, who works by day as a local attorney. “I especially enjoy collecting audio, and there is a lot of audio history out there - things that sat in someone’s attic or garage - but the problem is when people find this sort of

stuff they can’t find anything to play it on, so they throw them out without knowing what they are.” At one local sale he came upon a slew of boxes filled with audio tapes with no idea what they contained. “Nobody was paying much attention to them. I ended up buying five or six boxes and only paid a few dollars a box,” he recalls. “There were hundreds of tapes - 90 percent of them were re-recordings of commercial albums, but I learned there were also tapes from the estate of a man who was a local radio broadcaster and his collection had things he had accumulated throughout his career.” See Story pg. 9

OPIOID NATION TOUGH LOVE Part Three of a multi-part series addressing local and regional handling of the opioid crisis. See pg. 12

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Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018

Snippets of Life from Your Community

Who: Ellen Zee Where: Downtown Saratoga Q. How long have you lived in the region? A. It’s been about 12 years.

Q. What is the biggest change in Saratoga Springs during that time? A. It’s so much more built-up. It’s lost a bit of that mom-and-pop vibe and has become high-end. Q. In the past, you worked as a long-time radio personality on the “Wakin' Up with the Wolf ” show and also in Woodstock at WDST. A. When I worked at WDST I interviewed everybody from Joey Ramone to you-name-it. I’ve also played the flute since I was 7, so I write music and have recorded in Woodstock. I even got to play with Ian Anderson, from Jethro Tull. It was fun and he was great. Musicians, in general, tend to be kind. INTERVIEW & PHOTO BY: Thomas Dimopoulos

Q. What are you working on these days? A. I do voice-overs and movies. I just finished a movie with Don Rittner, who’s a local historian. I play a travel aide from 1966. It was interesting to discover that time of the mods and the hippies. And film is so magical. As much as I love music and still get the chills when I play and listen to music, film just grabs a part of your life in action that you’ll never get back again. It’s like here’s this minute, and it will never happen again. Q. What did you want to be when you were a kid? A. An actress. Really. Q. Who would play you in a movie of your life? A. Diane Lane. Q. What is your dream project in the future? A. I would love to be part of a series and get to write and work with a group of really creative people and make something together. I would really like to make good work and be remembered for that.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company, the state’s largest dealer of canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle (SUP) products, is gearing up for the Saratoga Paddlefest and Outdoor Expo this weekend. Saratoga Paddlefest, scheduled for April 28 and 29, is the Capital Region’s largest canoe, kayak and SUP sale. It features kayak classes, free clinics and demos from leading experts in the Paddlesports and outdoor industry. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Mountainman’s Paddlesports shop at the Fish Creek Marina, 251 County Route 67; and at the company’s outdoor gear and clothing shop at 490 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Saratoga Paddlefest gives paddlers the opportunity to test the canoes, kayaks and SUPs before they buy them. This year’s

show also will feature the Annual Saratoga Paddlefest Kayak Fishing Tournament. In a statement, Mountainman President John Nemjo said: “Saratoga Paddlefest and Outdoor Expo is very unique. It’s the only event where people can test-paddle dozens of different models of canoes, kayaks and SUPs. And there’s a lot of fun for everyone: the fishing tournament, classes and clinics, live music, as well as great deals on canoes, kayaks, SUPs, clothing, footwear, outdoor gear and more.” There will be certified instructors from the American Canoe Association offering kayak classes for beginners and intermediate paddlers. Those interested in taking a class can pre-register online. The event is free to the public, but there are fees for test paddling, the fishing tournament, and on-water classes.

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Stewarts Funds Summer Fun and Lunches SARATOGA SPRINGS — Stewart’s Shops has granted the Salvation Army $4,500 through the Holiday Match program to benefit children this summer in Saratoga County. The money will fund activities and outdoor learning at the Salvation Army summer camp, including

day camp, as well as a program that provides nutritious lunches to children during summer break. In a statement, on behalf of all children who will be impacted by the grant, Salvation Army Lieutenant Bree Barker thanked the generous donors and employees of Stewart’s Shops

who have given of themselves for the sake of their neighbors. For anyone interested in sending a child to summer camp, day camp or for more information about the lunch program, contact the Salvation Army at 518-5841640 or e-mail Bree.Barker@use.

SARATOGA HOSPITAL SPONSORS NEW TRANSGENDER EVENT SARATOGA SPRINGS — Next week the group Saratoga Pride will present “Trans Talks II,” an event sponsored by Saratoga Hospital. Trans Talks II will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 at the Excelsior Springs Ballroom, located at 27 Excelsior Avenue in Saratoga Springs. The free event is open to the

public and will continue a standingroom-only conversation that began a year ago, addressing the needs of the transgender and gender nonconforming community as well as providing educational opportunities for the larger Saratoga region. The scheduled guest speaker is Acey A. Mercer, who has substantive expertise in topic-relevant social work,

consulting, clinical training and policy development. His talk will be followed by a questionand-answer period and small group discussions. Pre-registration is encouraged, as space is limited. Valet parking will be provided. For more information and to register, visit the website at

Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018

Village Accepts Unused Pills, Seeks Volunteer Firefighters BALLSTON SPA — Village Trustee Robert Cavanaugh announced this week that two separate events have been scheduled for Saturday, April 28 involving the Ballston Spa Police and Fire Departments. A police official will be on hand Saturday to accept unused pharmaceuticals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local residents can discard prescribed pills that are no longer needed at the department’s headquarters,

ROTARY CLUB TO OFFER DONATIONS SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club is pleased to announce that it is accepting “Major Gift” applications. The club has $41,000 to donate to 501(c)(3) organizations for major projects in the greater Saratoga Springs community. The minimum request is $5,000 and the deadline to submit applications is May 15. The projects should be

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Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018

POLICE NOTICE Members of the Saratoga Springs Police Department will be joining members of other departments starting at 6 a.m. on Friday morning in the parking lot of the Ninety-Nine Restaurant at Exit 15 in Wilton to participate in this year's Blue Friday event. Blue Friday of New York was established to help assist the families of law enforcement officers who have been killed or seriously injured in the line of duty and, if needed, the families of officers who have died outside the line of duty. According to a statement issued by local police: “We hope you’ll stop by on your way to work and say hello.”

COURT Ashley A. Tappan, 32, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced April 20 to eight months in jail, after pleading to felony DWI, in Saratoga Springs. Joseph W. Bishop, 26, of Mechanicville, was sentenced April 24 to six months in jail after pleading to second degree forgery, and six months in jail after pleading to criminal possession of stolen property, related to two separate charges that occurred in the town of Malta. Eric M. Herrey, 39, of Clifton Park, pleaded April 23 to felony DWI, and reckless driving of a motor vehicle - a misdemeanor, in connection with an incident that took place in Malta. Sentencing scheduled June 21. Dylan Kelly, 22, of Hudson Falls, pleaded April 23 to rape in the first-degree, a felony, in

connection with an incident that took place in the town of Moreau. Sentencing scheduled June 4. Jordan A. Jones, 27, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced April 20 to five years of probation, after pleading to aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony, in Milton.

Raymond Jones, age 34, Ballston Spa, was charged April 22 with misdemeanor petit larceny. Rebecca D. Lorenzo, age 24, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 22 with two felony counts assault in the second-degree, criminal trespass and resisting arrest misdemeanors, and harassment.

Thomas J. Dingmon, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced April 20 to three to six years in state prison, after pleading to two felony counts burglary, in Saratoga Springs.

Anthony M. Byer-Walters, age 25, Colonie, was charged April 22 with fail to obey traffic control device, misdemeanor DWI, no passing zone, and no/expired inspection certificate.

Catherine D. Fish, 37, of Victory Mills, was sentenced April 19 to five days jail and five years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in the town of Saratoga.

Griffin S. Welsh, age 26, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 20 with misdemeanor DWI and aggravated DWI, and two counts failure to signal a turn.

Isaac W. Greco, 22, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced April 16 to eight years in state prison, after pleading to felony robbery in the firstdegree, in Saratoga Springs.

Ashley N. McNab, age 32, Wilton, was charged April 19 with felony burglary, endangering the welfare of a child – misdemeanor, and petit larceny- misdemeanor.

Anthony F. Aubin, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced to 2-1/2 to 5 years in state prison, after pleading to felony grand larceny, in Saratoga Springs. James N. Carero, 27, of Middle Grove, pleaded April 16 to felony burglary, in connection with an incident in Greenfield. Sentencing scheduled Aug. 20.

POLICE Robert E. Wilcox, age 48, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 22 with assault in the thirddegree – a misdemeanor.

Heidi Farr, age 40, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 19 with petit larceny- misdemeanor. John J. Guerin, age 39, Ballston Spa, was charged April 18 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle 2nd/refused chemical test misdemeanor, operation of a motor vehicle by unlicensed driver. Paul M. Carpenter, age 36, Queensbury, was charged April 18 with three misdemeanor counts criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Nicholas J. Porreca, age 41, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 18 with misdemeanor DWI, and passed a red traffic signal light. Steven D. Welch, age 35, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 17 with criminal contempt second degree/disobediencemisdemeanor, criminal mischief – misdemeanor, criminal contempt first degree- felony. Nicholas M. Hall, 20, of Ballston Spa, was charged April 18 with promoting a sexual performance by a child – a felony.




Regina Ballard SARATOGA SPRINGS — Regina Ballard passed away on March 13, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 30 at 10 a.m. at St. Clements Church, 231 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Burial will follow at the family plot in Greenridge Cemetery. Visit

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Michael S. Downey GANSEVOORT — Michael S. Downey passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018. Calling hours and a funeral service were held Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the William J. Burke and Sons / Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 518-584-5373. Visit

Michael J. Pitney NISKAYUNA ­— Michael J. Pitney, 27, died Friday, April 20, 2018. Visitation was Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Burke Funeral Home, North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. A Mass to celebrate Michael’s life was Tuesday, Apr. 24 in the historic Church of St. Peter, 241 Broadway. Visit

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Ideas to Solve National Problems It is time for our country to take a deep breath and say: What in the world is going on in the United States of America? Our government is not working the way it should be, for whatever the reason. We should not allow the media—of all types—to blast away like they are about all the problems our top officials are having with each other. If we have an internal problem, let’s keep it to ourselves and not let the rest of the world know what is going on with us; it’s none of their business. I know about free speech. It’s time to get our act together and use some common sense. We need people who love America, who are smart and wise, who only want the best for our country. We have to keep America with a strong military, the most powerful in the world, so we can keep our country safe. I hope most readers understand this. God bless America and its people. It’s time to work together.

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Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018

CITY NATIVE IN THE 7th FLEET PACIFIC OCEAN — A 1999 Saratoga Springs High School graduate is serving aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed guided missile destroyer, USS Curtis Wilbur. Petty Officer 1st Class B Perchak is a cryptologic technician aboard the Arleigh Burke-class ship operating out of Yokosuka, Japan. The ship routinely deploys to protect alliances, enhance partnerships, and is ready to respond if a natural disaster occurs in the region. With more than 50 percent of the world's shipping tonnage and a third of the world's crude oil passing through the region, the United States has historic and enduring interests in this part of the world. The USS Curtis Wilbur has anti-aircraft capability armed with long-range missiles intended for air defense to counter the threat to friendly forces posed by manned aircraft, anti-ship, cruise and tactical ballistic missiles. As a member of one of the U.S. Navy’s most relied-upon assets, Perchak and other sailors know they are part of a legacy that will last beyond their lifetimes.

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The Navy’s 7th Fleet, which is celebrating its 75th year in 2018, spans more than 124 million square kilometers, stretching from the International Date Line to the India and Pakistan border; and from the Kuril Islands in the North to the Antarctic in the South. Seventh Fleet's area of operation encompasses 36 maritime countries and 50 percent of the world’s population, with between 50-70 U.S. ships and submarines, 140 aircraft, and approximately 20,000 sailors.


(Left to right) Melissa Neely, a wildlife biologist and sportsman education coordinator for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; former state lawmaker Roy McDonald; Jeff Quain, the Capital Region representative for Gov. Andrew Cuomo; Wilton Supervisor Art Johnson; and Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park board members Larry Gordon, Linda Baker and Pieter Litchfield. Photo provided.

WILTON — A ribbon cutting was held on Sunday for the Bicentennial Trail in Camp Saratoga, as part of Earth Day activities and the larger celebration of Wilton history. Camp Saratoga is part of the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park at 80 Scout Road. Nearly 25 acres

of the former Boy Scout camp are now owned by the Town of Wilton, while more than 280 acres

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Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018

NOTES FROM CITY HALL by Thomas Dimopoulos • Saratoga TODAY

City Board Approves Siting of Permanent Code Blue Shelter SARATOGA SPRINGS — The city Planning Board on April 19, by unanimous 7-0 vote, approved both the site plan review and special use permit for a neighborhood rooming house at 14 Walworth St. to site the 6,400 square-foot Code Blue emergency homeless shelter – which will operate during the cold-weather season. Shelters of Saratoga, the organization which oversees

the shelter, has also issued a public request for “critically needed supplies” for the current spring season. Some of the most needed items include tents, sleeping bags and tarp. S.O.S. has setup an Amazon Wishlist of the most needed supplies as a convenient way of donating items. That list may be accessed at: hz/wishlist/ls/26T3A07NVXKXJ/ ref=cm_go_nav_hz.

City Dems Adopt Resolution Calling on FCC to Reject Sinclair Broadcasting Merger SARATOGA SPRINGS — Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986 and currently counts 192 television stations and 611 channels in 89 U.S. markets, according to the company. Last month, a one-minute-long “fake stories promo” emerged, reports the Washington Post, that showcased the organization’s anchors reading required scripts that seemed to parrot one of President Trump’s favorite themes. Among those echoing the script was longtime CBS 6 on-air personality Liz Bishop. With Sinclair seeking approval from the Federal Communications Committee to pick up an additional 42 stations

- a move that would bring Sinclair content into 70 percent of American households - the Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee this week adopted a resolution condemning the impact on local television news journalism that results from ownership by Sinclair Broadcast Group and calling on the FCC to reject the merger of Sinclair with Tribune Media. The combination, the committee argues, would “constitute a dangerous and manipulative trust that works against the public interest.” The resolution also calls on the local Sinclair affiliate in Albany to resist editorial and

political interference in their news-making and broadcasting decisions, pledging to publicly support station workers who undertake appropriate action to that end. “We trust that the workers at WRGB (aka Channel 6) wish only to do excellent work free from bias and interference from their corporate masters,” said a Committee statement. It also calls on the local station’s audience to write WRGB’s station managers and register their objections “to the manipulations of their corporate parent company.” The resolution was adopted by vote of the Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee on April 21.

Meetings at City Hall MONDAY, APRIL 30 City Council: Pre-agenda meeting at 9:30 a.m. Planning Board: Workshop at 5 p.m.

TUESDAY, MAY 1 City Council: Full meeting at 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 Design Review Commission: Meeting at 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 3 Planning Board: Full meeting at 6 p.m

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TRASH TO TREASURE continued from front page... The broadcaster was Herb Sabin of the radio station WKAJ AM 900, which was located on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Several hours’ worth of tapes revealed a local historical goldmine. In the mid-1970s Saratoga Race Course hosted a series of 10-day events during consecutive summers in advance of the racing meet. The festival, called the Saratoga Fair, featured art exhibits and parades, firework shows, live animals, a children’s petting zoo, and nightly performances by some of the biggest entertainers of the day. “The Saratoga Fair was a significant event in the 1970s for NYRA and for this city,” Izzo says. “I went to a number of them with my folks. For a few bucks you had access to the fair grounds and a major headline entertainer each night.” A bandstand erected on the dirt track staged appearances by Johnny Cash and Glen Campbell, Bob Hope, Red Skelton, and The Smothers Brothers; Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and O.J. Simpson came from the sports world to sign autographs. Each of the festivals drew more than a quarter of a million people over the 10-day gathering. Sabin’s tapes feature the broadcaster’s rough-cut interviews with dozens of fair-goers, celebrities and local officials. George Bolster talks about his collection of historic Saratoga photographs, Tom McTygue speaks of the festival as being “a real boost for Saratoga,” Edward Villella, introduced by Sabin as “one of the most in-demand dancers in ballet,” is interviewed

about the New York City Ballet’s summer season. Bob Hope talks about sustaining patriotism in the era of Watergate, cracks a few jokes about his stay at the Gideon Putnam hotel, and reminisces about his early days of struggle in Chicago during the 1920s. “To me this is a very comprehensive and thorough audio history of this event that has not been very well documented. Just to hear the sounds of that event. I’m very pleased it’s preserved, instead of it just being thrown away in the trash,” Izzo says. There are also interviews with singer Donna Fargo – who then had recently had a hit with the song "The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA," “Tonight” show bandleader Skitch Henderson, and excerpts from Red Skelton’s live stage show. Bandleader Mercer Ellington charmingly talks about performing the songbook of his father, Duke Ellington: “mostly the standards, like ‘A Train,’ things that are easily identifiable – we’re not going to get far out and play any modern jazz or anything of that sort. We’re going to play the favorites for the people and the things they know him best for.” The 1974 and 1975 festivals drew 254,000 and 293,000 people, respectively, and were co-sponsored by NYRA and Harry M. Stevens Inc. – who collectively invested about $1 million in the project each of the years. Joe Dalton, executive vice president of the Greater Saratoga Chamber of Commerce estimated the annual fair brought in to the local community about $3 million. But NYRA and the Stevens

company bowed out after two years, citing a loss of $1.3 million. The 1976 fair was sponsored by a non-profit organization comprised of local residents and business owners. That season, too, resulted in a financial loss and in January 1977, the group announced the fair would be no more. Whether it was ultimately financial concerns, the trampled grounds of the race course in advance of the summer meet, or complaints from other area venues that ultimately doomed the fair isn’t clear, but after a three-year run it ceased after the Bicentennial Summer of 1976. Other Voices, Other Rooms Through his foraging, Izzo has uncovered a plethora of additional raw goodies on reel-to-reel and cassette tape. Whether they were publicly broadcast, or played once

and disposed of, is not known. Among his collection are backstage interviews with Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey dating to 1956, and Johnny Mathis and Tony Bennett in 1960; Aaron Copland and Helen Hayes in conversation at Skidmore College; talks with Lloyd Bridges accompanied by his pre-teen son Jeff Bridges, writers Joseph Heller and Frank Sullivan in Saratoga Springs, musician Count Basie in Glens Falls, and actress Jayne Mansfield who talks about her role in a production of “Nature’s Way” in the 1960s as well as how she is required to film two versions of her movies – one for open-minded European audiences, and one for the more conservative American market. There is also a reel-to-reel tape Izzo possesses of a high-quality live Arlo Guthrie appearance in October 1975 at the Great Saratoga Music Hall, which stood at 106 Spring St. and has long since been converted

to condominium apartments. The tape depicts stage announcements by Lena Spencer – the co-founder of Caffe Lena - introducing Guthrie and announcing upcoming concerts at the hall by Tom Paxton and Don McLean. Guthrie meanwhile is heard joyfully interacting with the audience throughout his show and performing Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright,” Woody Guthrie’s “Talking Dust Bowl Blues,” “Do Re Mi,” and “This Land Is Your Land,” and a series of tunes carved from the great American songbook -“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” “Oh Mary Don't You Weep,” and “Goodnight Irene,” among them. “Here’s what I learned,” Izzo says, “the lesson is if you come across something and don’t have the means to play it – think twice before throwing it away. It may be something significant. You just never know what you’re going to find.”



Boyhaven Deal Goes Sour continued from front page... The town board agreed to continue this week’s meeting in a special session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 as a means to possibly formulate a new contract with the council. Ostrander started by reading a letter from the Saratoga County Water Quality Coordinating Committee, part of the Soil and Water Conservation District. The committee supports the town’s Boyhaven land purchase, noting how the property off Route 29 in Middle Grove is a “regional treasure.” The letter called it “one of the least developed areas of the greater watershed” and added that Milton’s purchase would “help to permanently protect the water quality of the Kayaderosseras Creek and Saratoga Lake, also regional treasures.”

Councilwoman Barbara Kerr then requested that Ostrander allow Woolbright to speak, acknowledging how “there are people here who are concerned about it and want the latest news.” “For the past year, I have been trying to facilitate the purchase of that property by the town for use as a passive recreational park. Boyhaven is a beautiful place, consisting of almost 300 wooded acres and a mile of the Kayaderosseras Creek. It would make a spectacular park that would offer tremendous recreational opportunities to countless generations of Milton residents,” Woolbright said. “I want to stress that everything I have done has been as a private citizen; I volunteered to help the town board with the tasks that needed to be done,” he continued. “When the Boy Scout council

announced their intention to sell the camp in April of 2017, it represented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to preserve this beautiful spot. The town’s proposal was to pay $500,000 for a property that had appraised at $1,040,000. The council chose the town’s proposal in July 2017, despite having an offer of more money from a developer, because the majority of the council members wanted to see it preserved. “The sales contract with the town required a closing before the end of 2017. Now, nearly four months after that deadline, we still have not closed,” Woolbright said. There were loud murmurs in the room when he explained that a BSA official informed him that the Twin Rivers Council had decided to sign a new contract with a developer. “There’s really no excuse for the town’s inaction,” Woolbright added. “It has been nine months

Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018 since our proposal was accepted. There have been multiple resolutions concerning the project, all passed unanimously by the town board—up to and including one to borrow the $500,000, which I understand is now in the town’s bank account. There also have been considerable funds expended on appraisal, survey, environmental testing and other such expenses.” The discussion Wednesday was further soured by Woolbright’s next revelation. “The other thing that I want people to know, is that the sale to the town depended on the generosity of an anonymous donor, who promised to give another $500,000 to the scout council. This civicminded individual expressed from the very beginning that his name not be made public,” Woolbright said. “I have told no one the name of this individual, and I will not do so now or in the future. I regret to inform the board that the donor has now taken his offer of support off the table because of attempts to discover his identity. I am very sad that some people refused to respect his desire for privacy,” he added. “At this point, the situation looks pretty bleak to me,” Woolbright concluded. “If there is any way for the town to salvage this opportunity at the last minute, I urge you to take it.” Councilman Benny Zlotnick asked if there is any chance the donor will reconsider. “My best guess is that he will not reconsider,” Woolbright later responded. Zlotnick went on to compare the current situation in Milton to a previous effort to purchase Boy Scout land and expand Wilton’s Wildlife Preserve and Park. “This happened many, many years ago at Camp Saratoga,” Zlotnick said, after fondly remembering his own early Boy Scout relationships. “They did the same thing. The council sold it for funds they needed, but the Town of Wilton had the foresight to turn it into the Wilton nature preserve. It’s open seven days a week, 365 days a year. People go

up there and they walk and they bike and they cross-country ski.” Zlotnick elicited rounds of applause for criticizing those who are attempting to expose the anonymous donor; and for seconding a motion made by Kerr to authorize a new contract for the land purchase. “I think we have to put a better offer on the table for the scouts, and hope they go with it,” Kerr said. She mentioned that $548,000 in contractors’ fees is coming in. Together with the $500,000 bond, that covers the new offer even without the donor, Kerr said. Acting Milton Attorney Thomas Peterson, who sat in for Craig due to an apparent illness, said the resolution would not be legitimate without “a source for those funds.” Both Ostrander and Councilman John Frolish questioned the board’s ability to authorize the $1 million expenditure. Peterson said he actually spoke with the Boy Scout council attorney, who explained that he saw no issues about closing on the Milton deal “in the next couple of weeks.” Milton is “still bound by the existing contract,” Peterson added. Kerr complained that Craig “has given us several ‘the end of this week, the end of this week, the end of this week,’ and we thought we were going to meet this deadline and it’s not happening.” Twin Rivers Council Commissioner Drew Chesney was present at the meeting in Milton on Wednesday. He reported that there would be no “immediate action.” But without the donor’s money, he added, the council may vote to “open up the bids again.” “Our president wants a closing date. That’s what the council wants, and we want it soon,” Chesney said. During the lengthy public comment period, a man who owns property that borders the Boyhaven land called what is happening in Milton “absolutely inexcusable.” “I’m just sick and tired of all of it—of government not being responsive to the needs and the wants of the people,” he said.

Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018


Ballston Spa Budget Talks Force Delay of Vote File photos.

by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY BALLSTON SPA — In advance of a special budget meeting that has been set for next week, village officials voted unanimously on Monday to exceed the state-mandated 2 percent cap on increases to property tax rates. A final vote regarding the 2018-19 budget was scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, April 30 in Village Hall at 66 Front Street. Ballston Spa Mayor John Romano indicated that the Board of Trustees and other village officials are still reviewing the proposed $4.3 million spending plan ahead of a May 1 deadline. The next fiscal year starts on June 1. Previously, a 26 percent increase in the village property tax rate had been discussed, but Romano said that rate was lowered. He declined to provide details, as

negotiations are continuing this week among village officials. In recent weeks, the mayor said, a number of reasonable ideas have been proposed to address a budget gap that exceeds $350,000, as described in a March 20 letter by Ballston Spa Treasurer Christopher Hickey. There will be neither services cut nor village employees laid off, Romano said. He added that some of the financial difficulties the village is now facing could be traced back to a previous decision to lower the property tax rate. Trustee Noah Shaw pointed out how it was “lost” in recent discussions that property owners are taxed the most not by the village, but by the Ballston Spa School District. Currently, according to Romano, a village property valued at $180,000 pays $3,345 in school

Mayor John Romano

Trustee Noah Shaw

Trustee Shawn Raymond

taxes; $482 in county taxes; $117 in town taxes; and $694 in village taxes each year. In addition, at the meeting Monday night, two resolutions presented by Trustee Shawn Raymond were tabled due to the absence of Village Attorney James Fauci. Raymond is proposing to create a new electronic filing and correspondence policy in Ballston

Spa, according to the official meeting agenda. After May 1, Raymond wants “all public documents” made accessible in a digital format, including “reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, proposals, bid documents, contracts and other public documents.” Copies of those documents would be emailed to the trustees and archived in Village Hall as well.

Raymond is also proposing to “alter the procurement policy regarding services contracts,” the agenda states. The new policy would require that any contracts exceeding $5,000 annually be subject to “request for proposals (RFP)” guidelines, in which “three or more” proposals are reviewed and the lowest bidders chosen.



Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018


TOUGH LOVE AND THE ADDICTED PERSON: NO EASY ANSWERS Part Three of a multi-part series addressing local and regional handling of the opioid crisis.

by Maureen Werther for Saratoga TODAY Eve spoke with her daughter, Katie, just a few hours before she overdosed on heroin. She had been clean for awhile and was doing pretty well. “I’m just glad that the last thing I said to my daughter before she died was, ‘I love you.’ Otherwise, I would have killed myself.” Ken and Maureen’s only child,

Dan, had been struggling to get off opioids and heroin for a few months and seemed to be holding his own. About seven months before he died, he had finally admitted to himself and his parents that he was in serious trouble. He tried to get into a rehab facility in New York, Vermont, anywhere. There just weren’t any available spaces. When Dan relapsed and overdosed, he was at home, where his parents found him. “The thought of him dying on the street, totally alone would be completely devastating to us. Living with that would’ve been worse than what we already have had to live with.” Kellie is a divorced mother of two daughters and a son, all young adults. One daughter is sober after years of substance abuse disorder and she is doing well. The eldest daughter is working on a master’s degree in criminal justice. And the

third, her son, is living on the streets in California, addicted to alcohol and crack cocaine. She had no choice but to finally make him leave. He was becoming abusive and she knew there was nothing else she could really do for him. She also had to worry about herself and her own well-being. “Just imagine putting a chain around your waist and hooking it to the car your kids are driving—it’s insane and people don’t understand. But it’s true. It’s very hard to separate yourself from motherhood.” “I had to distance myself.” But Kellie feels like the “tough love” is on herself and not on her son. Using “tough love” as a way of getting an addict to change his or her behavior or seek help has been, until recently, a generally accepted model. Countless parents tell stories of being told repeatedly by wellmeaning and caring friends and family members to kick their child

out. Let them see what it’s really like to be on the street; to be truly alone, without a life preserver, with no other options than summoning up that seemingly buried reserve of will power and resolve that would ultimately offer salvation. Like most parents, turning from a child can be next to impossible. Maureen and Ken understand the hard choices. “As parents, it’s our job to protect our children and to never give up.” Tough love goes counter to our nature, our natural protective instincts as parents. Eve agrees, and she adds that, like Maureen and Ken, she “detached with love” not from her daughter, but from the addiction. All the parents in this article said that they never gave money, or rides to meet friends who they knew were selling drugs. They had rules for their children, which they tried to enforce as best they could. But they couldn’t turn their backs entirely. They held onto hope. And they continued to try to instill that hope in their sick children. “You don’t want them to lose all hope—I let Katie know that I had hope for her always. “I’ll never regret not turning from her the night she died,” says Eve. Brian Farr is an assistant professor at Hudson Valley Community College, in the Human Services and Chemical Dependency Counseling Department. He serves as president of the Prevention Council of Saratoga County and is a substance abuse counselor with SPARC. He is also in his 22nd year of being drug- and alcohol-free. He would like to see the media stop using the word “addict” and call it what it is referred to in DSM 5, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: “substance abuse disorder.” In a recent panel discussion moderated by Farr at the Maple Avenue Middle School, he cited some sobering statistics: Heroinrelated deaths have tripled in the United States since 2010; 78 people will die from an opioid or heroin overdose each day; one in 14 New Yorkers will report substance dependence or abuse disorder this year; the epidemic is killing people at the same rate as the AIDs epidemic

in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. And yet, Farr said that addiction—or substance abuse disorder—is the only disease that people get into trouble for having. Dr. Joshua Zamer, MD, DABAM, Medical Director of Addiction Medicine at Saratoga Community Health Center, agrees. He explains how the pleasure receptors in the brain’s limbic system respond to stimuli. The limbic system is the brain’s “reward system" and is responsible for human motivation and our survival as a species. “It makes very basic things—like food, water, sex—rewarding." He goes on to explain that, if we eat chocolate cake it feels good and it causes a “hit” of dopamine in the brain. “Drugs and alcohol will raise the level of dopamine 1,000 times more than the piece of cake,” something Dr. Zamer says the brain was not designed for. “It’s a massive overload on the system.” In substance abuse, as the brain is regularly assaulted by these overloads, it develops a tolerance until it “craves” the substance and needs it to survive. Zamer refers to the cycle of increasing dependence and addiction as the “hijacked brain.” Once the brain has become addicted to a substance like alcohol or heroin, rational thought, sound judgment and ethical decisionmaking recedes and the addicted brain will do anything to get that hit of dopamine it now needs to function and survive; anything, including stealing, lying, even resorting to violence. Zamer calls the challenge of overcoming substance abuse disorder a matter of changing what goes on in the “deep brain,” that part of the mind that is now in control. At the Saratoga Community Health Center, Zamer and a substance abuse counselor work with patients on an outpatient basis to help wean users off drugs and re-establish healthy patterns of behavior. For that, Zamer believes the patient must remain free of all substances—not just the “drug of choice.” However, similar to the parents, spouses and loved ones who struggle between tough love and enabling, Zamer knows only too well the tough choices continued to bottom of pg 13...

Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018


FARMERS' MARKET OPENS FOR SEASON Better and Better Every Year: Saratoga Farmers’ Market Celebrates 40th Anniversary Photos Provided.

by Marissa Gonzalez for Saratoga TODAY FORTY YEARS AGO in a Spring Street parking lot, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market held its first market with only 10 to 15 vendors. Anna Mae Clark of Dahlia Gardens and Greenhouses in Ballston Spa, was one of them. “We wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for Albert Lounsbury, who was head of [Cornell] Cooperative Extension, along with two other farmers, Don Griffin and Bill Stevens to help organize and get us up and going,” Clark said.

Albert Lounsbury, Donald Griffin, William Stevens and Melvin Wrisley are the four founders of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. Their names can be seen on plaques throughout the High Rock Park Pavilion. Clark continues to keep their vision alive. “Albany County had oodles of markets for the farmers and they wanted something for the farmers up our way… Our farmers and our area," she said. Clark has been selling fruits, jam and flowers at the farmers’ market since the start and still is today. She recalls having to bring her own canopy to the market and since it was year round this was important to protect her products and herself. Clark’s responsibility to her customers is what keeps her coming back every time. “You don’t go along and desert your customers, you be there for your customers… You have to be dependable, this is what Al [Albert Lounsbury] wanted and the others as well,” she said. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market has since grown to upwards of

continued from pg 12... that sometimes need to be made. While the classic addiction programs tend to be very rigid and will usually kick someone out for failing a urine test, Zamer says that they grapple daily between giving the patient another chance versus becoming “enablers.” “It’s the same issues these families must deal with. If the addict in your house continues to use, steal, lie, it gets tricky. Some say that you have to get them out of the house. But it’s tough. If it was my kid, could I cut them off like that? The other thing is that sometimes people need to hit rock bottom in order to see the light. Remember that, with addiction, you don’t care. Your brain has been hijacked and you have tunnel vision. But when people do get some insight and realize they want to change, they can be helped. But the tough thing is, is that rock bottom going to kill them?” There just are no easy answers. For Kellie, while she is so happy that her daughter is doing okay and staying on the right path, she also says that she tries to continue to hold out hope for her son. But

she admits that she has planned his funeral in her mind more times than she cares to count. For Ken and Maureen, they now speak for a son who no longer can. The couple has become very active in the regional treatment and counseling movement and they try to get their story out to young people and their parents. “If we can reach just one or two people, that is what we can do to keep Dan with us,” says Maureen. Ken recalls the valiant effort that Dan made, first to get into a treatment program and, when the system failed him, to try on his own. He remembers the good times he spent with his son during that time. If they had forced him onto the street, they would not have those memories to cherish. For Eve, there were times when she had to tell Katie to get away, but it was never for long and the “real Katie always came back and said, ‘I’m sorry.’” “I wasn’t happy with her disease,” she adds, “but I would never stop loving her. And they need to know that they are loved despite everything.”

50 vendors. Starting with only agricultural goods, the market now offers, home goods, spirits and prepared food. While vendors are only allowed if their product was grown or produced in Saratoga, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Washington and Warren counties. Newcomers like Christophe Robert of Longlesson Farm in Buskirk N.Y. have been selling pork, beef and chicken at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market for the past five years. Robert has become very good friends with his customers and says his time at the market are his most social hours of the week. “My cattle have very limited capabilities and it gets very boring; the weekend is when I meet people," he joked. Will Robert continue vending at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market? Definitely. “That market has been treating me better and better every year," Robert said. You can also find Longlesson Farm’s meat at The Food Florist in Ballston Spa. The rich history of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market hasn’t

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ANNIVERSARY! Anna Mae Clark at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market cir ca 1977.

stopped it from modernizing. Vendors are now joining a new mobile app called FreshFoodNY. Just in time for the new season! The app allows shoppers to preorder and pay for items, then pick them up at the market. FreshFoodNY aims to build closer relationships between the shopper and farmer as well as

assist in making local produce and goods more available. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market will be celebrating the new season’s grand opening as well as the 40th anniversary on May 5 at the High Rock Park Pavilion from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Live music and activities for children and families will highlight the celebration.



Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018

Adirondack Trust Agrees to Design Changes for New Branch by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY WILTON — With construction of a new bank branch expected to start in about a month at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Northern Pines Road, the Adirondack Trust Company (ATC) has agreed to settle a minor dispute with local residents that emerged recently over sidewalks and lighting. The dispute involved a previous town approval of zoning rules that define the area

as a hamlet, according to local resident Eric Rosenberg, who has repeatedly raised concerns about the matter at recent Wilton Planning Board meetings. Jonathan Lapper, an attorney with the Glens Falls firm Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart and Rhodes who represented Adirondack Trust at the board’s April 18 meeting, confirmed this week that bank officials agreed to add sidewalks and “fancy streetlights” in the new design. “It was really a win-win,”

Lapper said, adding that he expects construction to start within a month. “That’s a really important branch.” In early 2017, a fire destroyed the previous Adirondack Trust building. Jonathon Tingley, the attorney with Tuczinski, Gilchrist, Cavalier and Tingley in Troy who represented the residents, did not return a request for comment. An email sent to Saratoga TODAY in early April by former town councilwoman Joanne Klepetar, a member of Concerned Citizens of Wilton, included the open letter addressed to the Adirondack Trust Board of Directors that elaborated on the group’s concerns. “We recognize that ATC is a leader in the community and their leadership is necessary in order for Wilton to grow in the direction intended when hamlet zoning was established,” Klepetar wrote. She claimed that the bank was “not planning to follow the

A rendering of the new branch provided by the Adirondack Trust Company.

hamlet guidelines which include sidewalks, street lighting, parking on the side and rear of the building along with a design that compliments others in the hamlet.” Klepetar added: “We ask that ATC create the cornerstone building that depicts the essence of the walkable, livable, historic and unique area that Wilton's hamlet strives to be. This will enhance our sense of community and promote growth.” According to Planning Board Chairman Michael Dobis,

the resolution passed on April 18 included a provision that a certificate of occupancy for the new bank branch “would not be issued” until the satisfactory installation of sidewalks and lighting are verified. Dobis added that he would thoroughly review the amended site plans. Adirondack Trust Executive Vice President Charles Wait Jr. said the agreement will be “good for the town of Wilton and good for us.”

Fingerpaint Helps Employees Pay Student Loans SARATOGA SPRINGS — In a statement provided this week, Fingerpaint announced that it would begin making company contributions to help employees pay down student loans, allowing them to eliminate debt sooner. This progressive new benefit is possible through a partnership with Gradifi, a leader in student loan repayment programs for employers in the United States. Fingerpaint already offers industry-leading benefits, such as free healthcare premiums for employees and their dependents and

month-long paid sabbaticals after five years of service. The company will begin contributing $100 per month to the principal balances of employees’ student loans as well. For an employee with the median amount borrowed for a bachelor’s degree, this level of employer contribution could result in more than $10,000 in savings on loan principal and interest, a 30 percent reduction in total payments, and the loan would be paid off three years faster. Fingerpaint expects to incur $60,000 in annual costs as a

result of the program, with costs increasing as the agency continues to grow and hire more employees. “We do everything possible to live up to our value of putting people first,” said founder Ed Mitzen. “It’s a win-win knowing that this benefit will help the great people working at Fingerpaint already, in addition to giving us a leading edge in recruiting as we continue to grow.” The benefit was announced at the agency’s 10th anniversary celebration earlier this month, when all 180-plus employees were flown to Scottsdale, Arizona, for four days of meetings, cross-office collaboration, and festivities. As another thank-you to the company and the dedicated people behind it, an office rotation program, a 300 percent increase in the 401(k) match, and summer business hours were also announced during the retreat. “Seeing the sheer number of our employees this benefit would affect was extremely gratifying,” said Nicole Holland, Fingerpaint’s head of people and culture. “We’re so proud to add Gradifi to our benefits package and can’t wait to see the impact it has on those it supports.”

Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018

Adirondack Trust Annual Shred Days SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Adirondack Trust Company announced that its annual document-shredding day is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. The event is open to the public and will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lot of the bank’s Mabee Building at 31 Church Street in Saratoga Springs. Individuals are welcome to bring personal data for confidential destruction. Items accepted for shredding include sensitive papers (white or color), carbon paper, file folders, old checkbooks, bank statements, expired credit cards or debit cards, and plastic ID cards. Paper items with staples or paperclips also will be accepted; these items do not need to be removed prior to shredding. The service is intended for individuals, and will be limited to two boxes per person. Adirondack Trust has planned two additional shred days on Saturday, June 9 at its Queensbury branch and again on Saturday, Sept. 15 at its Mabee Building office. For more information, visit the website www.AdirondackTrust. com/About/Shred-Day.

May BSBPA Networking Breakfast BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association (BSBPA) will sponsor a Networking Breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1. Sherry Hoffman Insurance at 415 Geyser Road in Milton will host the event. A State Farm Insurance agent since 2003, Hoffman and her staff make it their mission to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. Hoffman is both a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and is an active supporter of the Ballston Spa community.

The breakfast cost is $5 with advance reservation — prepayment is available through the website or RSVP to and pay at the door. Non-reserved walk-ins that morning are $10. Business and community members are welcome; attendees do not need to be BSBPA members. The BSBPA sponsors networking breakfasts on the first Tuesday of every month throughout the year at different member locations. For more information, visit the website

BUSINESS BRIEFS 15 Mannix Awarded for Social Media Campaign

Credit Union Seminar for New Homebuyers SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga’s Community Federal Credit Union (FCU) will offer an in-depth seminar on Thursday, May 10 at the city library to help prospective homebuyers navigate the lending process; from preapprovals and inspections to closing on a home. The presenters include a mortgage representative, a real estate attorney, a real estate agent and a home inspector, who will collectively advise attendees on what to expect during the home buying process. The free seminar includes a full question-and-answer panel at the end and a take-home recap booklet. Credit union members and non-members are welcome to attend. Attendees also will receive a coupon for up to $500 off closing costs when selecting a mortgage through Saratoga's Community FCU. Seating is limited, and reservations are encouraged. There will be a welcome reception from 6 to 6:15 p.m. followed by the formal seminar, which is scheduled until 8 p.m. in the Susman Room at the Saratoga Springs Library. The library address is 49 Henry Street. For more information, visit the website

Amberly Rundell (center) of Mannix Marketing in Glens Falls stands with the New Way Lunch team. Photo provided.

GLENS FALLS — Mannix Marketing, Inc. took home a win for the “Best Social Media Campaign” at the Interactive Marketing Awards 2018 competition in Florida. The firm was awarded during a gala dinner on April 10 at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Centre. The marketing award recognized the agency’s work with the New Way Lunch chain of eateries, with locations in

Glens Falls, Queensbury and Warrensburg. It was presented to Mannix Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategist Amberly Rundell. Led by Rundell, New Way Lunch—famous for hot dogs with

meat sauce—gained tremendous growth in its Facebook presence and other channels by enlisting the Mannix team. For more information, visit the website at

N e w Yo r k Press Association




JUDGES COMMENTS... At 196 pages (including cover), the July / August 2017 “touristy” issue of this magazine is truly hefty.

The managing editor and 14 contributors (all pictured with bios) did a great job covering Saratoga’s “big three” — the track, polo and PLACE the performing arts center — as well as Saratoga Lake, Saratoga Springs, downtown, style, society, architecture and even history. Another interesting item is Bushee’s “bucket list” at the end of her column of things to do in and around Saratoga. The magazine is almost too much to take in one sitting, but it is worth the effort.






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JUDGES COMMENTS... Clearly the standout entry in this category. This magazine is beautiful and the content structure genius. Amazing photography, readable content and eye-catching advertising.



The all-encompassing community guide for the Saratoga Region was an ambitious undertaking. The 148 pages of information covering everything from A-Z were very well organized PLACE and avoided the pitfalls of being overwhelming. Beautiful photos helped to balance the editorial and the print quality of the publication was top notch. The annual guide appears to be a very useful tool for residents and visitors.



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Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018

Saratoga Springs High School to Honor Students and Fifth Annual Hall of Distinction Recipients SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs High School Hall of Distinction will honor two outstanding individuals for their extraordinary professional accomplishments at the 2018 Academic Awards and Hall of Distinction Recognition Night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, in the Loewenburg Auditorium at Saratoga Springs High School. The 5th Annual Hall of Distinction inductees are Susan Pasmik Allerdice and Charles V. Wait. The Hall of Distinction was established to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding graduates of

Saratoga Springs High School who have made exceptional contributions and excelled in their chosen fields. The distinguished alumni named to the Hall of Distinction represent an extraordinary range of personal and professional achievements. Their accomplishments serve as an inspiration for our current students in their motivation to attain their aspirations. Current students will be receiving scholarships and academic awards. The particulars of the various honors presented to our students will be provided at the May 23rd ceremony.

• SUSAN PASMIK ALLERDICE Mrs. Susan Pasmik Alleridice graduated from Saratoga Springs High School with the class of 1964. She graduated from Mary McClellan School of Nursing, Cambridge, New York as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Mrs. Allerdice worked at Saratoga Hospital for 15 ½ years on the maternity unit. She left nursing to raise a family and become the bookkeeper for her husband’s welding business and crane service. In the fall of 1982, she and her husband purchased Millman & Hall Lumber Company, which became

Allerdice Building Supply, Inc. That company expanded to include a commercial door business, glass and mirror business, Allerdice Hardware in Milton and Allerdice Hardware in Malta. She is currently president of Allerdice Building Supply, Inc. Mrs. Allerdice served on the Wesley Foundation board. She is currently a trustee of the Saratoga County Historical Society (Brookside Museum) board, on the committee for Yaddo summer benefit and a member of the Flower and Fruit Mission of Saratoga Hospital. Mrs. Allerdice is married to Wallace Allerdice, Jr., and they have two sons, Wallace Allerdice, III and William Allerdice. All members of the family graduated from Saratoga Springs High School. • CHARLES V. WAIT Charles V. Wait, class of 1969, was born in 1951 and is a graduate of Cornell University. Mr. Wait began his banking career with The Adirondack Trust Company in 1974. In 1982 he was elected as a Director, 1984 as President and in 1989 as Chairman of the Board and CEO. Currently, Mr. Wait serves as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Wait is a Director of the New York Bankers Association, Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, Victaulic Inc. and Museum of American Finance. He is a member of The Economic Club of New York, The Lake George Club, The Saratoga Golf and Polo Club, The New York Athletic Club

and The New York Yacht Club. Mr. Wait is a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from SUNY Empire State College in Saratoga Springs. Other awards include the Denis B. Kemball Cook Award and the Lucy Skidmore Scribner Award, both from Skidmore College, the Outstanding Business Leader Award from Northwood University and the Private Sector Initiative Award from President Ronald Reagan. He is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. Mr. Wait was chairman of the Saratoga 150 Committee, Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the New York Bankers Association. Mr. Wait served as a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2003 through 2011 and was Chairman of the Audit Committee from 2007 through 2010. Mr. Wait has also held positions on the board of Skidmore College, Empire State College Foundation, New York Business Development Corporation, New York Racing Association and the Yaddo Corporation. He is an accomplished sailor having completed the Newport to Bermuda Race and was a crew member aboard the Pride of Baltimore, II on her 2005 Transatlantic Crossing. He has also completed two New York City Marathons. Mr. Wait is married with three grown children and two grandchildren. He and his wife Candace reside in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018

The 7th Annual Autism Expo & Art Exhibit SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Bridges and the Upstate Autism Alliance will host the 7th Annual Autism Expo and Art Exhibit presented by The Law Offices of Wilcenski and Pleat, PLLC. This free event will be held on Sunday, April 29 from 12-3 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs City Center, located at 522 Broadway. For information, contact Julie Marks at The event provides individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families with a wide variety of essential resources in one venue. The 90 exhibitors/vendors include recreational activities, camps, technological apps, academic programs: prekindergarten through postsecondary school options and therapeutic opportunities. For more visit -events/annual-autism-expo.


at A select group of candidates will be interviewed in late April and early May either in person or by phone.


Ballston Spa Art Instructor Receives Board of Education Recognition

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 Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2018-19 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. To be added to the mailing list, please complete the Online Census Form by mid-May and contact the office of Douglas Silvernell at 518-583-4474 to add your contact information to our mailing list. For additional information, please visit www.

Paid Summer Internship Available at Agricultural Stewardship Association

Out of Darkness: Walk for Suicide Prevention and Awareness

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 his or her time working at ASA’s office located in Greenwich, NY 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 in coordinating, researching and implementing aspects of the Washington County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan as well as to provide general assistance in a fast-paced nonprofit environment. The position is ideal for a student interested in agriculture, agricultural economic development, planning and land trusts. For a complete internship description, please visit ASA’s website at If you would like to apply for the internship, please submit a resume and cover letter to Renee Bouplon, Associate Director,

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Join your community, and a quarter of a million people from hundreds of college campuses across all 50 states to raise funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and its Capital Region of New York Chapter to invest in support, education and advocacy programs, while working toward its bold goal to reduce the annual suicide rate twenty percent by 2025. The walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, support for those whose lives have been touched by suicide, and is one of more than 150 Out of the Darkness Campus Walks being held nationwide this year. The walks are expected to unite more than twenty-five thousand walkers and raise over a million dollars for suicide prevention efforts. But the walk serves as more than just a fundraiser; it’s a chance for a community to convene. The colors of beaded necklaces that will be available to walkers mark someone’s connection to the broader community: red for the loss of a spouse; white for the loss of a child; silver for a military loss; gold for the loss of a parent; green for a personal struggle; orange for the loss of sibling.

Photo provided.

BALLSTON SPA — Several Ballston Spa staff members have recently received recognition for their accomplishments in the classroom. Among them was Middle School Art Instructor

CORRECTION: Pg. 14 of the Welcome Home Community Guide In the Stillwater Central School District, the rate of graduates going on to 4-year schools is 51 percent and the rate of graduates going on to 2-year schools is 27 percent.

Kristina Guernsey who was nominated by her students to receive a WNYT Top 13 Teacher award from News Channel 13. She was featured on the news program during late March and

will go on to their final awards program next month. In the photo, Principal Pam Motler (left) and Interim Superintendent Denise Jones (right) congratulate Mrs. Guernsey on her award.


Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018

Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018


Enrichment Camp - Farm to Table Camp - Performing Arts Camp


announce a new, innovative summer camp lineup for 2018! Our camps are open to students entering 2nd to 8th grade and are offered at a variety of locations. Every camp includes a unique enrichment experience and guaranteed fun!


Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Rate: $250 per week (includes field trip) We will keep your kids moving all day by rotating them through our most popular classes. Each day will include a STEM, Art, Culinary and Fitness class. Each week begins with a new theme and ends with a field trip to one of our area’s best attractions. Myers Education Center, 15 Henning Rd, Saratoga, NY • July 9 - 13, Adirondack Adventures • July 16 - 20, Around the World • July 23 - 27, Geek Week Southern Adirondack Education Center, 1051 Dix Ave., Hudson Falls, NY • July 16 - 20, Back to Basics SUNY Adirondack, Wilton Campus, 696 U.S. 9, Gansevoort, NY • August 6 - 10, STEM Academy


Time: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm Rate: $250 per week (includes field trips) We will take campers behind the scenes by visiting 2 - 3 local farms each week. Students are able to choose fresh ingredients at the farm to use back in a real commercial kitchen where we will create fun recipes to take home and enjoy with our family! Each week will be a new, exciting experience. Myers Education Center, 15 Henning Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY • July 9 - 13 • July 16 - 20 • July 23 - 27


The Strand Theatre in Hudson Falls will offer one week of theatre camp and one week of dance camp to students. Each week students will have the opportunity to show off their talents and sharpen their skills! Theatre Camp: • August 6 - 10 • Grades 3 - 6; 9 am - 12 pm • Grades 7 - 12; 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm • Rate: $150 per week Dance Camp: • August 13 - 17 • Grades 3 - 6; 9 am - 11 am • Grades 7 - 12; 11 am - 1 pm • Rate: $135 per week


Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018

an exquisite example:

The Polacsek Family Photos provided.

by Megin Potter for Saratoga TODAY LIFE HAS A funny way of changing our plans and sending us down unexpected roads. In these moments, our actions are determined by our values. For generations, the Polacsek family has passed down a tradition of caring. In 1911, Minnie Silverhart (Allan’s

maternal grandmother) was one of the 12 founding members of Congregation Shaara Tfille in Saratoga Springs. To this day, the family has remained proud native Saratogians who are committed to honoring their Jewish faith, nourishing strong family bonds and contributing to the wellbeing of people locally. On Sunday, the sunlight shined through the synagogue while they were recognized as a “Family of Valor.” “They have always, and continue to, epitomize ‘tikkun olam’ (repair of the world), ‘tzedaka’ (charitable giving) and ‘gemilut chasadim’ (acts of kindness). They are an inspiration to all of us, showing us the importance of living lives that “make a difference,” said Judith Ehrenshaft, President of Shaara Tfille’s Board of Directors.

Meet the team

ROBIN MITCHELL Q. Position at Saratoga TODAY? A. General Manager

Q. Years with Saratoga TODAY? A. 12 years.

Q. What do you like to do in your free time? A. Spend time with my family.

Q. Favorite movie?

A. Pride & Prejudice, Sweet Home Alabama, On Golden Pond, and What about Bob.

Q. Dogs or cats? A. Dogs.

Q. If you could have lunch with anyone past or present who would it be? A. My Mother.

Q. What is something not many people know about you?

A. Loved my time fostering over 30 children in our home.

Family of Valor; Bart, Carole, Pamela and Allan Polacsek.

Barbara Lombardo, Congressman Paul D. Tonko, Carole Polacsek,Pamela Polacsek, Allan Polacsek, Assembly-woman Carrie Woerner, Judith Ehrenshaft and Rabbi Kenneth Blatt at Congreagation Shaara Tfille/ The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga on Sunday.

THE COURAGE OF CONVICTION Minnie’s daughter Gertrude and husband Robert worked with their sons, Allan and Jack, at Polacsek Farms, Inc., their familyowned wholesale food service distribution company. Inspired by his father, upon Robert’s retirement, Allan became CEO and President of the company, while his wife, Carole took over Gertrude’s role as Executive Administrator. Together, they expanded the business to incorporate two locations – Saratoga and Albany. It grew into a $23 million enterprise. Throughout their busy lives, Allan and Carole have been involved in many Saratoga civic, municipal and Jewish organizations. Allan was a longtime member and President of the Zoning Board of Appeals and Saratoga Springs YMCA, Trustee on the Hawley Foundation for Children and member of various financial, sports and community groups. Carole volunteered with Skidmore’s Alumni Association,

Saratoga Hospital’s Flower and Fruit Mission of Saratoga Hospital and several other agencies. The contribution they are most proud of however, is their family and their children, Bart and Pamela Polacsek. “I can honestly say that I hit the jackpot of life to have parents like Carole and Allan,” said Pamela in a speech given at the event. She credits them for their steadfast character, saying that her empathy and inner strength is a reflection of their good example. As a young adult, Pamela had a spinal cord injury that left her as a quadriplegic. And yet, because of her parents’ encouragement and assistance, Pamela lives a rich and full life. She has worked for more than 20 years as a Communications Specialist at Saratoga Bridges and volunteers extensively with the Hawley Foundation, Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee, Soroptimists of Saratoga County, Camp Chingachgook and numerous others.

PEARLS OF WISDOM Scores of volunteers and months of planning went into the event honoring the Polacseks. With 160 people in attendance to pay tribute to this distinguished family, including Congressman Paul Tonko and Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, it was the largest gathering they have hosted in this building. Grateful but overwhelmed to hear how they have touched individuals through their work relationships, a timely bit of advice or hours spent volunteering, the Polacseks share their vision for Saratoga Springs. “I hope that future generations carry on the tradition of community involvement, so Saratoga continues to grow and prosper,” said Allan. Pamela adds, “My sincere hope is that the community continues to embrace differences, welcome diversity, create opportunities, offer affordable housing options, provide support for individuals who require assistance and remain a wonderful place to live, work, visit and socialize!”

Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018



Mother’} Day Dining & Gift Guide May 13th

Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018

Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018

Mother’} Day Dining & Gift Guide May 13th




Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018

Wednesday at the Farmers’ Market –

a festival of fresh

Saturdays, 9 - 1 p.m. Lincoln Baths Building Wednesday, 3 - 6 p.m. High Rock Park

by Himanee Gupta-Carlson for Saratoga TODAY Photos by Pattie Garrett. THE SARATOGA FARMERS’ MARKET starts its outdoor season Wednesday at High Rock Park, with 28 vendors – seven of

which are new. For the next six months, the market runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Why visit the market twice a week? Market administrator Julia Howard has a simple answer: Everything is fresh. The Wednesday market creates a space for families, downtown workers, and others to plan their midweek meals as they shop. “Envision this as dinner Wednesday,” says market administrator Julia Howard. “Freshcut pasta noodles, cooked at home, with fresh feta cheese, hydroponic tomatoes and a parsley garnish.

Add any number of vegetables from our produce vendors on the side, and cider or wine.” For breakfast the next morning, Howard adds, try farmfresh eggs and maple syrup, and perhaps a couple of goat riblets, chicken or a steak for dinner the next night. “There will be so much good food this year at the Wednesday market,” Howard said. “There’s no reason not to make it a part of your meal planning for the week.” Midweek markets are a boon for farmers from late spring through early fall when seasonal produce grows rapidly and is at its freshest. By having an opportunity to sell produce more than once a week, farmers are able to supply customers with a larger share of their harvests, which reduces spoilage. Many farmers also use the market as a space to sell seedlings and container plants. Wednesday’s opening market celebrates this tradition by offering children and others an opportunity to plant a seed at the market, place their name on a label, and over the weeks to come, to watch it grow. New vendors include pasta makers Mangiamo LLC, the Saratoga Winery, Infinite Concepts jewelry, and produce/meat farmers Green Jeans Market Farm, Halls Pond Farm, Ramble Creek Farm, and Squashville Farm. Joining these vendors are 11 returning produce farmers, a dairy farmer, a maple and honey producer, three baked goods vendors, two prepared foods vendors, two artists, and a knife sharpener.



Farmers’ Market will hold its last indoor market for the season from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Lincoln Baths Building in the Saratoga Spa State Park. The market will be outdoors 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at High Rock Park.

Wednesday Market Vendors at High Rock Park 2018 • Burger Farm • Butternut Ridge Farm • Electric City Roasters • Euro Delicacies • Feathered Antler • Gifford Farms • Gómez VeggieVille • Grandma Apple's Cheesecakes • Green Jeans Market Farm • Halls Pond Farm • Infinite Concepts • Mangiamo LLC • Mister Edge Sharpening • Moxie Ridge Farm

• Otrembiak Farm • Owl Wood Farm • Pleasant Valley Farm • Ramble Creek Farm • Row to Hoe Farm • SARATOGA APPLE • Scotch Ridge Berry Farm • Slate Valley Farms • Squashville Farm • The Chocolate Spoon • The Country Corner Cafe • The Food Florist • The Saratoga Winery • Underwood's Greenhouse / Shushan Valley Hydro Farm

The Chocolate Spoon at the Saratoga Farmers' Market.



Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018


by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY


my Foodie Friends. Recently I was watching some vintage SNL (Saturday Night Live) shows. Among my favorites is a classic skit of Mike Meyers playing Liz Rosenberg in “Coffee Talk.” During the "Coffee Talk" sketch featuring Mike Myers, Madonna, and Roseanne Barr, Barbra Streisand made a surprise appearance! In the skit, the three Jewish broads from Queens had all finished saying that Barbra was "like buttah." Barbra poked her head out and said, "All this talk about food's got me hungry, girls!" With all of the talk about butter, this brings up how to store butter. I came to realize that while I use butter quite frequently with my cooking, having soft, spreadable butter was a missing component as I wanted my quality or high butter fat butter at room temperature from time to time, and I did not want the

spreadable tubs found in the refrigerated section at the grocer which also (or only) contained margarine. My mind drifted back to my introduction to the butter bell from years past. Come to find out, the butter bell, or keeper or crock (here are a few other names: the french butter pot, the beurrier Breton, beurrier Normand, pot à beurre Breton and the beurrier à l’eau), originated in France. A quick history lesson: said to have been created in the late 19th century in Vallauris, France, the pottery container consists of two parts: a lid which resembles a bell, in which you pack the butter into; and the base, which the lid is placed into which contains water, about 1/4 inch to a 1/2 an inch depending on how big your butter keeper is. The lid combined with the water creates an airtight seal which keeps oxygen out, thus negating the need for refrigeration, and thereby allowing the butter to remain spreadable. It is reported that Julia Child herself used one, even though the butter keeper wasn’t fully introduced in the United States until the 1970s. The beauty of the butter keeper is that it serves as a presentation dish as well. Simply take the bell out of the base, flip over and place on the table. It looks as though it was intended to be a bowl holding butter. And when finished, no need to dirty another dish, just flip it back over into the base.

How to Use the Butter Bell crock: Make sure the butter is soft enough to work into the lid. If it is too hard, then air pockets will develop within the butter in the lid, which creates a suction affect when the lid is removed from the base of the crock. We recommend using the back of a spoon to push the butter into the lid. Make sure the butter is smoothed around and no air pockets are found. The butter must adhere to the inside of the lid, meaning there should be no space between the butter and the lid. By smoothing the butter internally within the lid, this should ensure that it properly adheres to the insides of the bell. Add the cold water to the base and replace every 3 days with fresh water. If you carefully follow these directions, you should have no problems with the butter falling into the water. Store the Butter Bell away from heat. Once your Butter Bell is packed with butter and ready to use, do not sit it next to the stove or store in direct sunlight. If the crock becomes heated, the butter can melt and fall out of the lid. Change the water in the base of the crock. It is recommended to replace the water in the base of your crock every 3 days, with fresh, cold water. In warm summer months, we also recommend

adding a few ice chips to the water to retain its coolness. Wash in between uses. Your Butter Bell should be cleaned in between uses. It is very important to make sure that the lid of the crock is thoroughly dry before packing butter into it – otherwise the butter will not adhere properly to the inside of the lid. At Compliments to the Chef located at 33 Railroad Place; we carry “The Original Butter Bell Crock.” We also have a mini one if you find that you do not use a lot of butter. We also carry

Take Care, John & Paula

Office for the Aging Lunch Program

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butter dishes for those who like to refrigerate your butter. Storing butter is a preference. I know I like soft butter especially when making toast on Sunday mornings, having a cup of coffee, and maybe even watching or listening to Barbra Streisand. Her voice is like “buttah.” Remember my Foodie Friends; “Life Happens in the Kitchen.”

Served at the Saratoga Senior Center








• Swedish Meatballs • Pasta • Broccoli • Carrots • Pineapple

• Pasta with Meatballs & Parmesan Cheese • Lima Beans • Warm Spiced Applesauce

• Breaded Pork • Chicken with Chop & Gravy Spinach & Feta Cheese Sauce • Rice • Buttered • Spinach Pasta • Pineapple • Sonoma Blend Vegetables • Pears


3 • Spanish Beef • Rice • Garlic Cornbread • Fruit Jello & 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


LOCAL BRIEFS with Chronic Conditions” and a free meditation CD. 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 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. We are limited to 40 items, so register early. Visit or call 518-899-4411. Chronic Disease SelfManagement Program Learn how to better manage stress, difficult emotions, nutrition, exercise, fatigue, and improve decision making and problemsolving skills. A free six week workshop (once per week for two and a half hours) sponsored by Saratoga County Office for the Aging. Many valuable skills will be taught to educate and empower those living with chronic conditions. The sessions are highly interactive, 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

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 and coffee. There is a $15 registration fee. Proceeds to Saratoga High School Scholarship Fund. For more information contact John Grady 518-583-8914. Spring Concert A Spring Concert will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4 Grove St., Schuylerville on Sunday, May 6. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Violinist Tania Susi, of Saratoga Springs, along with her daughters, Sonia and Eden on violin and Juliette on cello, will be offering beautiful string ensemble music. Also featured on the program will be baritone John Alecci. Douglas Bischoff, organist at St. Stephen’s will accompany the musicians. The concert is a celebration of the 150th anniversary of St. Stephen’s Parish. Music will include songs of Stephen Foster and hymns that were popular at the time of the church’s founding in 1868. Coffee and cake will be available in the Parish Hall before the concert, and there will be a postconcert reception. St. Stephen's Parish heartily welcomes the community to enjoy beautiful music in an inspiring setting. Donations for the music ministry program at St. Stephen’s will be gratefully appreciated. Saratoga Builders Association Spring Mixer Membership social and reception to celebrate our builders and sponsors for the Saratoga Showcase of Homes, will be held on May 9 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club. Join us for a special evening of cocktails and food, and learn about this year’s upcoming event. The area’s premiere new home tour is a fall tradition like no other, celebrating 23 years of exceptional homes. We will

be honoring three SBA Board Members for their 25 years of service and dedication: Sonny Bonacio, Mark Johnson and John Witt. All 2017 and 2018 Showcase builders and sponsors receive two complimentary reservations for this mixer. RSVP by May 7 to Pam Stott, Cost is $40 per person. 8th Annual Baskets for Ben This year’s event will be held on May 11 at 5 p.m. at the Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge St., in Glens Falls. There will be a live auction of valuable theme baskets donated by residents and businesses. We are raffling a fabulous custom-made Adirondack Fire Pit forged by Monahan Metals of Glens Falls valued at $500, and a beautiful pair of custom-made Adirondack Chairs made from skis by the popular Sean’s Ski chairs, also valued at $500. Tickets cost $20 per person which include heavy appetizers, desserts, a cash bar, door prizes, gift baskets and entertainment by Ben’s high school buddies Dan Ludwig’s and Kyle Judkins’ band Monsters Among Us. Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling 518-792-4514 or purchased at the door. Ben’s Fund supports children with need in conjunction with 46 schools in Warren, Washington, Saratoga and Essex Counties by providing purchased goods and services including electronics, clothing, bedding, food, tutoring, school supplies, eyeglasses, transportation costs, field trip admission expenses, etc. In addition to our school-year gifts, the Fund awards 20 scholarships to qualifying graduating seniors from ten local school districts. The Fund provides household and personal care items to 12 local food pantries. To purchase tickets, contact William D. Osborn, President, Ben Osborn Memorial Fund, at, or call 518-792-4514. Annual Plant Sale The Schuylerville Garden Club's Annual Plant Sale will be held in Fort Hardy Park on Route 29 in Schuylerville, on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. until sold out.Perennials, houseplants, gardening gloves and garden related items will be available. For more information, visit www.

Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018 Car Wash and Bottle Drive Stillwater Boy Scout Troop 4035 will be having a car wash and bottle drive on May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stillwater American Legion Post 490, located at 1 American Legion Rd., Stillwater. Please come and help the Scots get to Gettysburg this summer. Open Forge Night with Steve Gurzler On Wednesday, May 16, get an introduction to the art of blacksmithing by visiting Adirondack Folk School for an amazing demonstration by expert smith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. For those who want to try their hand at blacksmithing and forge an item, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials, and safety precautions must be followed – including hard shoes with no open toes, long pants, goggles (supplied) and gloves (supplied). Demos begin at 6:30 p.m. Next open forge night is June 20. 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. 10th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade Let’s come together on May 19 at 10 a.m. in Downtown Malta and thank our military for their patriotic service in support of our country. Malta’s parade will be even bigger and more spectacular with your help. If interested in participating call 518-899-4411 and visit for more information.

Saratoga Builders Annual Golf Outing The annual golf outing will be held at McGregor Links Country Club on May 24 beginning at 11:30 a.m. for registration. Lunch and driving range followed by the shotgun start and team scramble at 1 p.m. Enjoy a BBQ buffet dinner, prizes and raffle at 5 p.m. Cost is $145 per golfer. Dinner only is $50. Payment is due by May 1. To download the registration form, visit www. For more information contact Pam Stott at Art Exhibit Artist Barbara King will be showing her work at the Saratoga Library, 49 Henry Street, from May 1 through May 29. Barbara's interest in art started as a young girl studying at the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia. Her interests span many mediums in her years as an artist. They include pen and ink, line drawings, as well as oil and acrylic paintings. Her primary interest is drawing figures and faces. Southern Saratoga Art Society SSAS presents "Spring into Art" at the Center Gallery of the Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 518-383-1343. Showing their works are artists Rita Helie, Maria Tsai, Sherry Walkup and Jack Morgan. The artists were classmates while studying oil painting with wellknown oil painter and teacher, the late Joan Lord of Niskayuna. The show runs from May 2 to May 31. FGCNYS District IV Bus Trip to New York Botanical Gardens A bus tour to the New York Botanical Gardens on June 15 is open to the public. The tour is sponsored by District IV of the Federated Garden Clubs of NYS (FGCNYS). The highlight of the visit will be 20 of Georgia O’Keefe’s depictions of Hawaii and a stunning display of flora throughout the gardens. The cost of the tour includes transportation, admission to the gardens, and dinner in Kingston. The price is $95 for members; $99 for nonmembers. For more information contact Sharon at sharonfoxrun@ or call 518-258-1511 for reservations. Call 518-885-6416 for more information.

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Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018 supervise all activities. $10 per child; snacks/drinks available for purchase. More information:

SATURDAY, APRIL 28 Benefit Breakfast for George Argay

Family Friendly Event

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 NABA Presentation: Aging Successfully with Aging Vision Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs, 1 p.m. An engaging presentation to discuss the leading causes of vision loss in adults, warning signs, eye care, adaptive aids, and more. A “Low Vision Shop” will also be available, offering a variety of basic low vision aids. Clive the NABA Guide Dog Ambassador will be joining to offer a side of puppy love with the presentation. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-584-1621, ext. 202.

Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser Saratoga/Wilton Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs, 6 – 10 p.m. No more “April showers,” when we celebrate our Spring Fling for Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser. Put on your dancin’ shoes and “tiptoe through the tulips,” with Betsy and the ByeGons. Cost for the evening is $20 and includes an Italian meal. Tickets payable at the door. For tables of eight or more call Judy 518-587-5568. A cash bar, raffle baskets, along with selfies by our classic car will add to your enjoyment. We guarantee that you won’t want to miss this event and support our worthy cause.

Kids Fun Night Maple Avenue Middle School, Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 7 – 9 p.m. Students in grades K-5 are invited to Kids Fun Night, featuring open gym, crafts, games, and activities. This fundraiser is hosted by the Saratoga Springs High School Boys’ Cross-Country and Track and Field teams. Coaches, athletes, and athletes’ parents

American Legion Unit 234, 23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa, 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 will help George with expenses. 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.

Annual Milton Grange Garage Sale 644 Rock City Road, Ballston Spa 8 a.m. – 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.

Eighth Annual Tree Toga Event High Rock Park, 112 High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 9:30 a.m. Through the generous commitment of volunteers, 25 young trees will be rooted throughout the City of Saratoga Springs. Sustainable Saratoga’s Urban Forestry Project will kick off at High Rock Park with registration, training, site assignments, and camaraderie, before dispersing to planting sites at 10 a.m. Home owners can volunteer to be tree hosts, agreeing to water and nurture the street tree during the first two vulnerable


CALENDAR years. Volunteers will meet for lunch at Harvey’s Restaurant, 14 Phila St., who will donate 10 percent of all proceeds. If you are interested in volunteering you can learn more and sign up at www. Questions about donating to the tree fund can be sent to trees@

Veterans Memorial Park Renovation Fundraiser Schuylerville American Legion, Old Saratoga Post 278, 6 Clancy Street, Schuylerville, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 20+ vendors, basket raffles, 50/50 (drawn at 4 p.m.). At night there will be 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.

DEA Medication Take Back Various locations, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. We are asking all residents to dispose any unused, expired, or unwanted medication as part of the Reduce the Meds - Reduce the Risk initiative. Needles or radiological equipment will not be accepted. For a location near you, visit For more information contact James Norton at 607-205-4617 or Donna Nichols at 518-792-6007, ext. 10.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29 Breakfast Buffet Sons’ of ITAM Post #35, 247 Grand Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 8 – 11:30 a.m. Fried eggs, scrambled eggs, omelets, toast, pancakes, French toast, home fries, breakfast sausage, bacon, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, juice, pastries, fruit cocktail. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, children under 5 are free, $10 for carry out. Last breakfast until September.

Pancake Breakfast Malta Ridge Firehouse, Route 9, Malta, 8 – 11:30 a.m. The Malta Sunrise Rotary Club will be partnering with the Malta Ridge Fire Department Auxiliary to put on the breakfast. Proceeds will be split between the Rotary Club and the Fire Department auxiliary. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 to 12. Children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available at the door

or through a Malta Rotarian or Malta Ridge Auxiliary member. Special thanks to Stewart’s Shops for their generous donations.

Making Connections Autism Program The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs 10 a.m. – Noon Free for children on the autism spectrum and their families. This once a month program is offered by the museum as an early intervention program for children on the autism spectrum and their families. Join us for free morning of fun and play, siblings welcome. Meet other families in the area and meet specialists from AIM Services.

Out of the Darkness Case Center Green, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 1:30 p.m. A community walk for suicide prevention and awareness to raise funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and its Capital Region of New York Chapter to invest in support, education and advocacy programs, while working toward its bold goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20 percent by 2025. Congressman Paul D. Tonko will speak during the opening ceremony. Registration is free, the walk is open to the public. Donations will be accepted until June 30.

MONDAY, APRIL 30 Alzheimer’s “The Basics” Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs, 1 – 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. Free and open to the public. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on diagnosis, risk factors, disease stages, treatment options, and much more. For more information, call 518-584-1621, ext. 202

TUESDAY, MAY 1 Wellness Expo Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Meet with a variety of health-care specialists, take part in a variety of interactive activities, enter

to win raffles and freebies, and more. Call for more information 518-584-1621.

Horseshoe Tournament Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 32, South of the Village of Victory, 6 p.m. 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.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship Start point: Taft Furniture and Sleep Center, 121 Ballston Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. Register 30 minutes before start. A volkswalk is a leisurely walk (10k or 6.2 miles. A three-mile route is also offered) through a scenic and/ or historic area over a pre-marked trail. Information is available at or

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

THURSDAY, MAY 3 Fix Your Finances Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room, 3 – 4:30 p.m. This course will introduce you to some time-tested tools for making your money go farther and fit your priorities. Instructor Margaret Pearson, former history professor, adopted thrift as an alternative lifestyle over twenty years ago.

Upcoming Meetings Saturday, April 28 American Legion Monthly Meeting Adirondack Post 70, 34 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m.

Tuesday, May 1 Catholic Daughters of the Americas Knight’s of Columbus Hall, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs | 6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 2 The Olde Saratoga Seniors Meeting Town Hall, 35 Spring Street, Schuylerville | Noon

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Celebrate Silver Anniversary with Free Show Monday

SARATOGA SPRINGS — “It’s really crazy. I didn’t know a band could go that long,” Bobby Carlton said, contemplating Dryer’s long run that dates to the band’s formative years in Saratoga Springs in the early 1990s. Carlton, the band’s guitarist, co-founded Dryer with bassist Rachael Sunday soon after she had left Skidmore College and was working at Strawberries record shop on Broadway. Drummer Joel Lilley joined the group in 1993, and following an eight-year split, the band reunited in 2010 and four years later added guitar player Brian Akey. In late 2016, Dryer released a five-song EP. “Bright Moon, Bright Sun,” marking their first overall release of new music in 14 years. “You know you can choose to sit home and do nothing – which is fine – but that’s not me. We’re still doing it at a capacity that’s good for us,” Carlton explained, during an interview conducted in conjunction with the EP’s release.

“When I was in my twenties and Dryer was touring, I was sleeping on a dirty floor and thinking: oh man, I’m in Michigan, playing a rock show. I made it! But now, I’m still being creative and I’m sleeping in my own bed at night. That to me is making it.” Dryer performs Monday with Tambourelli & Her Super Trips, and Ugly Muppets at Desperate Annie’s on Caroline Street. The 21+ over show starts at 9 pm; admission is free.

Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Announces 2018 Historic Homes Tour SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation holds its 2018 Historic Homes Tour on Saturday, May 12. This year’s tour. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., features seven historic homes in the East Side neighborhood: 150 Phila Street, 144 Spring Street, 29 Fifth Avenue, 31 Fifth Avenue, 38 Circular Street, 115 Circular Street, and “Rehabilitation-In-Progress” at 34 Circular Street. In addition to these homes, Caffé Lena and a condo at 55 Phila Street, The Spencer Condominiums, will be

open during the tour. Advance tickets are $30 for SSPF members / $40 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $35 members / $45 non-members. The Foundation will host an informational Lunch and Learn at noon on Saturday, May 12 at Caffé Lena. Boxed lunches will be provided. Tickets for the Lunch and Learn event must be purchased in advance and cost $20 SSPF Members / $25 non-members. The Foundation will kick off the Historic Homes Tour with an

exclusive Porch Party including live music, wine, and light fare from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at 150 Phila Street. Porch Party tickets are limited and cost $100. Founded in 1977, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is a private, not-forprofit organization that promotes preservation and enhancement of the architectural, and landscaped heritage of Saratoga Springs. For information or to purchase tickets, visit saratogapreservation. org or call 518-587-5030.

HMT Announces Dream Auction and Special Event SARATOGA SPRINGS — Home Made Theater has announced two new fundraising events to take place in May. Starting off the month is the HMT Dream Auction, an online only opportunity for the public to bid on a variety of items using eBay for Charity. May 31 will mark the Official, Unofficial Start of Summer event. From May 1-7, the HMT Dream Auction showcases more than 50 items for bid including

a Classic Harbor Line cruise in New York City, a cooking class, Williamstown Theatre Festival tickets, a variety of dinner gift certificates and a unique opportunity to have breakfast with Saratoga Springs firefighters. Starting May 1, HMT’s special auction website will be live at: special-events/hmt-dream-auction/. In place of HMT’s previous benefit, this year the Official, Unofficial Start of Summer event

starts at 5 p.m. on May 31. Held at Sinclair Saratoga, the event will include a corn hole tournament, the traditional HMT Cake Walk, raffles, food, and a cash bar. Each $25 ticket includes a drink voucher. Home Made Theater is a not-for-profit theater company committed to enhancing the cultural life of the Saratoga region and produces a four-show season. For more information, go to:

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Performance Announcements Saratoga Originals at Caffe Lena Sunday


Stephen Clair and the Pushbacks, Live at The Linda in May.

SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL ADDS 2018 NEA JAZZ MASTER TO FESTIVAL LINEUP SARATOGA SPRINGS — Todd Barkan, a recent recipient of National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) Jazz Masters fellowship award - will join the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival as the featured host and D.J. broadcasting live from the SPAC amphitheater. For more than 40 years, Barkan has distinguished himself as one of the world's outstanding jazz concert and record producers. During the festival on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24, Barkan will host selected sets of classic jazz music from former festival artists who performed in Saratoga from 1978 – 1982, the first five years of the festival. Barkan will broadcast from the amphitheater apron starting at 10 a.m. when the gates open until approximately 1:30 p.m. on both days. Live performances will begin at 11 a.m. on the newly built Charles R. Wood “Jazz Discovery” Stage and at 3 p.m. on the amphitheater stage. Tickets for the festival are available online at Back by popular demand are $20 amphitheater ticket options for children ages 15 and under and students with school-issued ID at time of entrance. Seating is best available with some exclusions. Lawn seating is free for children ages 15 and under.

STEPHEN CLAIR RETURNS TO REGION WITH NEW ALBUM, LIVE SHOW ALBANY — Upstate New York native Stephen Clair returns to the region next month with a new album and a live show. Clair, with his band, the Pushbacks, released their critically acclaimed self-titled album, “Stephen Clair and the Pushbacks,” earlier this year. They perform at The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave., on Friday, May 18. For more information, go to:

Beatles Cruise on Lake George takes places aboard the Adirondac on Lake George this weekend!

BEATLES CRUISE ON LAKE GEORGE LAKE GEORGE — A Lake George Beatles Cruise with Across The Pond will take place 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 aboard the Adirondac. Music, dancing and performances by Chevalier Ballet, The Spa City Duo and members of the Hudson Falls High School Orchestra. Hosted by Lake George Shoreline. $35 per person, $15 students. For more information and reservations, call 518-832-3484.

THE EGG ADDS SUMMER CONCERTS ALBANY — The Egg has announced that Dave Mason and Steve Cropper - on Aug. 22, and Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy – Aug. 31, will perform as part of its 2018 concert series. Dave Mason - founding member of the band Traffic and highly successful solo artist with classic songs including “Only You Know and I Know,” “We Just Disagree” and “Feelin’ Alright” and Steve Cropper, member of Booker T and the MG’s, The Blues Brothers Band and the Stax Records house band, perform together. Tickets are $75, $49.50, $39.50. Two of the world's most celebrated fiddlers, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy perform “Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond”- melding their individual styles into a whirlwind of traditional and contemporary music along with their band. Tickets are $36. Additionally: Al Di Meola, with special guests Brand X, will perform at The Egg on June 29. The guitarist has amassed over 30 albums as a leader while collaborating on more than a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion supergroup Return to Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White), the celebrated acoustic Guitar Trio featuring fellow virtuosos John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, and the Rite of Strings trio with bassist Clarke and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. Tickets for all shows are available at The Egg Box Office at the Empire State Plaza and by telephone at 518-473-1845.

SARATOGA ORIGINALS: Jeff Brisbin will perform 8 p.m. Sunday at Caffe Lena with Ria Curley, and Mark Emanation as part of the café’s Saratoga Originals series featuring local musicians from the Saratoga community. Tickets are $18 general, $16 café members, $9 students and kids.

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JANET JACKSON SPAC to present Inaugural “2018 at SPAC July 26

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Janet Jackson will bring her “State Of The World Tour” to the Spa City on July 26 when she stages a concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Tickets, which range from $29.95 - $179. 95 are on sale at, Ticketmaster. com or Charge By Phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Festival of Young Artists” June 3

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Performing Arts Center will present its first-ever “Festival of Young Artists” on Sunday, June 3. The festival, from 2 – 5 p.m., will celebrate the collaborative creativity of more than 400 of the Capital Region’s brightest young dancers, musicians, singers, poets, and visual artists. SPAC has partnered with Empire State Youth Orchestra, Northeast Ballet Company, and the Capital District Youth Chorale for the event. Kicking off at 2 p.m., SPAC’s grounds will be transformed into

a festive celebration with student pop-up performances, fine art displays, food stands, poetry jams, immersive workshops and activities. At 4 p.m., hundreds of young artists from all three organizations will gather together to present a one-hour concert on SPAC’s main stage, featuring a large-scale production of celebrated works by great American composers such as Copland, Hansen, Ellington, Gershwin and Rodgers. All works of art presented at the festival are inspired by a student-generated theme

that centers on their shared concept of gathering circles – that art-making, at its best, is community-building, peacegenerating, and an all-inclusive process. Featured performances include demonstrations led by the Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers from the Onondaga Nation, and local Native American author and storyteller, Joseph Bruchac, as the festival’s special guest and master of ceremony. The event is free; reservations are recommended. Visit for details.


Jane Austen SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Capital Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) is hosting a special lecture by Austen expert Peter Sabor at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 in the Sussman Room of the Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St. “Properly set for another:” Captain Benwick’s Miniature will explore one of the most

interesting changes made by Jane Austen to the next to last chapter of Persuasion, entirely rewritten after she became dissatisfied with the original ending, the addition of a portrait scene. Sabor will consider how Jane Austen uses this portrait scene to throw light on the psychology of her characters and on the nature of their

relationship. He will also compare it with other scenes featuring paintings and prints, both in Persuasion and in Austen’s earlier novels. Peter Sabor is a JASNA Traveling Lecturer, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Professor of English and Canada Research Chair at McGill University, Montreal, and has published widely on Jane Austen.

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week of 4/27-5/3 friday, 4/27:

monday, 4/30:

Tom Chapin, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

The Steel Wheels, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

Steve Lambert Quartet, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582

Super Dark Monday: Dryer/Tambourelli & Her SuperTrips/Ugly Muppets, 9 p.m. @ Desperate Annie’s — 518.587.2455

The McKrells, 8 p.m. @ The Parting Glass – 518.583.1916 Gratefully Yours, 9:30 p.m. @ Putnam Place — 518.886.9585 Chevalier Ballet, 7 p.m. @ Strand Theatre — 518.832.3484 Dayme Arocena, 8 p.m. @ The Egg — 518.473.1845

saturday, 4/28: Hot Club of Saratoga, 11 a.m. @ The Blue Hen Brunch — 518.678.6000 Aztec Two-Step featuring Rex Fowler & Friends, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Tailspin, 10 p.m. @ Caroline Street Pub — 518.583.9400 Keith Pray Quartet, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582 Kilashrandra, 8 p.m. @ The Parting Glass – 518.583.1916 SUNY Adirondack Superjam, 7:30 p.m. @ Strand Theatre — 518.832.3484 That ‘80s Band, 8 p.m. @ Putnam Place — 518.886.9585 Gramatik/Mome/Balkan Bump, 7 p.m. @ Upstate Concert Hall — 518.371.0012

sunday, 4/29:

tuesday, 5/1: The Steel Wheels, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

wednesday, 5/2: Poetry Open Mic featuring Dawn Marar, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022



ReseRved seating - stadium seating - WheelchaiR accessible Bungo strAy Dogs: DeAD APPle (nr) 2D

Irish Celtic Sessions, 7 p.m. @ The Parting Glass – 518.583.1916

Avengers: InfInIty WAr (Pg-13) 2D

Hot Club of Saratoga, 7 p.m. @ Hamlet and Ghost — 518.450.7287

Avengers: InfInIty WAr (Pg-13) BtX

WeD: 7:30 PM

frI - sun: 10:50 AM, 12:40, 2:30, 4:20, 6:10, 8:00, 9:50 Mon - thu: 12:40, 2:30, 4:20, 6:10, 8:00, 9:50 frI: 11:50 AM sAt - thu: 11:50 AM, 7:10 frI: 3:30, 7:10, 10:50 sAt - thu: 3:30, 10:50

Avengers: InfInIty WAr (Pg-13) 3D BtX

thursday, 5/3:

frI - sun: 9:50 AM, 1:30, 5:10, 8:50 Mon - thu: 1:30, 5:10, 8:50

Avengers: InfInIty WAr (Pg-13) 3D

Todd Sheaffer, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

I feel Pretty (Pg-13) 2D

frI - sun: 11:10 AM, 2:00, 4:50, 7:40, 10:30 Mon - thu: 2:00, 4:50, 7:40, 10:30

Hot Club of Saratoga, 6 p.m. @ Mouzon House — 518.226.0014

rAMPAge (Pg-13) 2D

frI - sun: 10:30 AM, 1:50, 4:30, 7:20, 10:20 Mon - thu: 1:50, 4:30, 7:20, 10:20

Everyone Orchestra, 9 p.m. @ Putnam Place — 518.886.9585

Blockers (r) 2D

PVRIS/ Slenderbodies/ Candy Ambulance, 7 p.m. @ Upstate Concert Hall — 518.371.0012

chAPPAQuIDDIck (Pg-13) 2D

frI - sun: 10:00 AM, 1:10, 4:00, 6:45, 9:40 Mon - thu: 1:10, 4:00, 6:45, 9:40

A QuIet PlAce (Pg-13) 2D

A Joyful Noise! Gospel Brunch, 1 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

reADy PlAyer one (Pg-13) 2D

Saratoga Originals: Ria Curley, Mark Emanation, & Jeff Brisbin, 1 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

Isle of Dogs (Pg-13) 2D

Leo Kottke, 7:30 p.m. @ The Egg — 518.473.1845

(518) 306-4205 04/27/18-05/03/18

frI - sun: 9:55 AM, 3:40, 9:30 Mon - thu: 3:40, 9:30 frI & sAt: 10:10 AM, 12:10, 2:40, 5:00, 7:30, 10:10 sun - thu: 12:10, 2:40, 5:00, 7:30, 10:10 frI - tue: 12:30, 6:20 WeD: 12:30 PM thu: 12:30, 6:20 frI - sun: 10:20 AM, 1:00, 3:50, 6:30, 9:20 Mon - thu: 1:00, 3:50, 6:30, 9:20


(518) 306-4707 04/27/18-05/03/18

3065 Route 50, Wilton

stadium seating - WheelchaiR accessible frI - sun: 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 2:40, 3:10, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 10:10, 10:40 Mon - thu: 11:30 AM, 12:10, 1:00, 3:10, 5:00, 7:00, 7:30, 9:00, 10:40

Avengers: InfInIty WAr (Pg-13) 2D Avengers: InfInIty WAr (Pg-13) BtX

frI - thu: 2:10, 9:40

Avengers: InfInIty WAr (Pg-13) 3D BtX Avengers: InfInIty WAr (Pg-13) 3D

frI - sun: 10:00 AM, 6:00 Mon - thu: 6:00 PM frI - sun: 3:40, 11:10 Mon - thu: 3:40, 10:10

I feel Pretty (Pg-13) 2D

frI - sun: 11:10 AM, 1:50, 4:30, 7:20, 10:00 Mon - thu: 1:50, 4:30, 7:20, 10:00

suPer trooPers 2 (r) 2D

frI - thu: 11:40 AM, 2:20, 5:00, 7:40, 10:20

rAMPAge (Pg-13) 2D A QuIet PlAce (Pg-13) 2D

frI - sun: 10:10 AM, 12:50, 3:30, 7:10, 11:00 Mon - thu: 12:50, 4:00, 7:10, 11:00 frI - sun: 10:20 AM, 12:40, 3:00, 5:20, 7:50, 10:30 Mon - thu: 12:40, 3:00, 5:20, 7:50, 10:30

34 Adirondack Christian Fellowship   8 Mountain Ledge, Wilton | 581-587-0623 | Services: Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. Adirondack Friends Meeting 27 Saratoga Avenue, South Glens Falls 518-793-3755 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Assembly of God Faith Chapel 6 Burgoyne Street, Schuylerville | 518-695-6069 Rev. Jason Proctor | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Assembly of God Saratoga 118 Woodlawn Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-6081 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Bacon Hill Reformed Church* 560 Route 32N, Bacon Hill | 518-695-3074 Rev. Janet Vincent | Services: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa 518-885-7312 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Ballston Spa United Methodist Church 101 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa 518-885-6886 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Baha’i Community of Saratoga Springs Saratoga Springs Public Library, Glasby Room 518-692-7694 | 518-885-0876 | 1-800-22UNITE | Public Meetings: 1st Tuesdays 7 p.m. Bethesda Episcopal Church* 41 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-5980 | The Very Rev’d Marshall J. Vang Services: Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. Burnt Hills United Methodist Church* 816 Route 50, Burnt Hills 518-399-5144 | | Pastor Holly Nye Services: Sunday 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Calvary Capital District 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs | Pastor Andrew Holt | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Church of Christ at Clifton Park 7 Old Route 146, Clifton Park 518-371-6611 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church 768 Charlton Road, Charlton | 518-399-4831 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Christ Community Reformed Church 1010 Route 146, Clifton Park | 518-371-7654 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Christ Episcopal Church* 15 West High Street, Ballston Spa 518-885-1031 | Services: Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. Christian Restoration Ministries Saratoga Senior Center: 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs | 518-796-4323 Pastor Pat Roach | Services: Sunday 6:30 p.m. Christian Science Church 107 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-0221 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Community Alliance Church 257 Rowland Street, Ballston Spa 518-885-6524 | Services: 10:30 a.m. Congregation Shaara Tfille* 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-2370 | Services: Saturday 10 a.m. Corinth Free Methodist Church   20 Hamilton Avenue, Corinth | 518-654-9255, 518-792-0271 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Corinth United Methodist Church 243 Main Street, Corinth | 518-654-2521 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Cornerstone Community Church 100 Saratoga Village Boulevard, #8, Ballston Spa 518-664-5204 | Pastor Frank Galerie Services: Sunday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

RELIGION Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Community 2001 Route 9, Round Lake 518-877-8506 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 11 a.m. Eastern Orthodox — Christ the Savior 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake | 518-212-7845 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. First Baptist Church of Saratoga Springs 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-6301 | Services: Sunday Noon First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa 202 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa 518-885-8361 | Services: 10:30 a.m. (9 a.m. in July and August) Sunday School: 9 a.m. (all ages) First Presbyterian Church of Ballston Spa 22 West High Street, Ballston Spa 518-885-5583 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Full Gospel Tabernacle 207 Redmond Road, Gansevoort 518-793-2739 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Galway United Methodist Church 2056 East Street, Galway | 518-882-6520 Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. (9 a.m. in July and August) Grace Fellowship Saratoga* 165 High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-691-0301 | Pastor: Mike Adams | Services: Sundays 9 and 11 a.m. Greater Grace Community Church 100 Saratoga Village, Building 17, Ballston Spa 518-899-7777 | Pastor David Moore | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Greenfield Center Baptist Church 30 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center 518-893-7429 | Services: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. (all ages) Highway Tabernacle Church 235 Hudson Avenue, Mechanicville 518-664-4442 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Hope Church 206 Greenfield Avenue, Ballston Spa 518-885-7442 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Jonesville United Methodist 963 Main Street, Clifton Park | 518-877-7332 Services: Sunday 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Living Springs Free Methodist Church 59 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs 518-584-1003 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Living Waters Church of God 4330 State Route 50, Saratoga Springs 518-587-0484 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Malta Presbyterian Church 118 Dunning Street, Malta 518-899-5992 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Malta Ridge United Methodist Church 729 Malta Avenue Extension, Malta 518-581-0210 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Middle Grove United Methodist Church* 429 Middle Grove Road, Middle Grove 518-581-2973 | Pastor Bonnie Bates Services: Sunday 9 a.m. Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 100 Cresent Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-9441 | Rev. Dr. Victor L. Collier Services: 10 a.m. Perry Road Baptist Church* 150 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs 518-587-0711 | Pastor Thomas Van McClain Services: Sunday 10 a.m. New Life Fellowship* 51 Old Gick Road, ­­Saratoga Springs 518-580-1810 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

Northway Church 770 Pierce Road, Clifton Park 518-899-1200 | Services: 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Old Saratoga Reformed Church* 48 Pearl Street, Schuylerville Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Old Stone Church (American Baptist) 159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa 518-583-1002 | Services: 10:30 a.m. Olde Liberty Baptist 600 Route 67, Malta | Services: Sunday 10, 11 a.m., and 2 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church* 73 Midline Road, Ballston Lake | 518-399-5713 Services: Saturday 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. Porter Corners United Methodist Church* 512 Allen Road, Porter Corners Service: Sunday 8:45 a.m. Followed by Fellowship Arlene Schmidt, CLM Presbyterian-NE Congregational Church 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-6091 | Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Quaker Springs United Methodist Church* 466 Route 32, Schylerville 518-695-3101 | Pastor Ben Lalka | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. River of Hope Fellowship 100 Saratoga Village Boulevard, Malta Commons, Ste. 3 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 518-584-2375 | Services: Saturday: 5 p.m. Sunday: 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church* 231 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-6122 | Services: Weekdays: 8 a.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday: 8, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Spanish Mass: 1 p.m. St. George’s Episcopal Church 912 Route 146, Clifton Park | 518-371-6351 | Services: Saturday 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 , 9, and 11:30 a.m. St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church* 3159 Route 9N, Greenfield Center | 518-893-7680 Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church* 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa 518-885-7411 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m. Sunday 8:30, 10:30 a.m., Noon St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church* 771 Route 29, Rock City Falls 518-885-4677 | Services: Sunday 8:30 a.m. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 149 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-0904 | Services: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 and 11 a.m. St. Peter Lutheran Church 2776 Route 9, Malta | 518-583-4153 Services: Sunday 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 1 Grove Street, Schuylerville 518-695-3918 | Rev. Donna J. Arnold Services: Sunday 8 and 9 a.m. St. Therese Chapel (RC) 1 Wilton-Gansevoort Road, Gansevoort 518-792-2276 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. St. Thomas of Canterbury 242 Grooms Road, Halfmoon 518-348-0842 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018 Saratoga Abundant Life Church 2 Hutchins Road, Saratoga Springs 518-885-5456 | Services: Sunday 8:20 and 10:30 a.m. Saratoga Chabad 130 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs 518-526-0773 | Saratoga Friends Meeting (Quaker) 571 Route 32, Quaker Springs | 518-587-7477 518-399-5013 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga United Methodist Church* 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-3720 | Services: Sunday 9 and 10:45 a.m. Saratoga Seventh-Day Adventist Church 399 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-587-6951 | Services: Worship: 11 a.m.; Sabbath School 10 a.m. Schuylerville United Methodist Church 51 Church Street, Schuylerville 518-695-3101 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Shenendehowa United Methodist 971 Route 146, Clifton Park 518-371-7964 | Services: Sunday 9 and 10:45 a.m. Simpson United Methodist Church 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls 518-885-4794 | Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Soul Saving Station for Every Nation Christ Crusaders of America 62 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-3122 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Starpoint Church 410 21st Century Park Drive, Clifton Park 518-371-2811 | Services: 9, 10:30 a.m. and Noon Stillwater Christian Fellowship Liberty Ridge Farm, 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke 518-288-8802 | Services: 10 a.m. Stillwater United Church (Presbyterian U.S.A.) 747 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater 518-664-7984 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Temple Sinai* 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 518-584-8730 | Shabbat Services: Friday 6 or 8 p.m. (rotating schedule); Saturday 10:30 a.m. Terra Nova Church* 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs 518-833-0504 | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. The Salvation Army/ Worship, Service & Community Center 27 Woodlawn Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-1640 | Services: Praise & Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort 518-584-9107 | Rev. Keith Mann | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs* 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs 518-584-1555 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unity Church in Albany 21 King Avenue, Albany | 518-453-3603 Services: Sunday 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. West Charlton United Presbyterian Church 1331 Sacandaga Road, West Charlton 518-882-9874 | Rev. Thomas Gregg | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Wilton Baptist Church 755 Saratoga Road, Wilton 518-583-2736 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018

TOWN OF BALLSTON 66 Lancaster Court, $317,616. Traditional Homebuilders and Developers Inc. sold property to Kenneth and Judith Madej. 112 Charlton Rd., $227,900. James and Beth Fye sold property to Jesse and Mary Caprotti. 2 Spring Circle, $370,000. Briarwood Brooks Development LLC sold property to Rita Manarwi.

CLIFTON PARK 35 Jamison Dr., $355,000. Kevin and Debra Richard sold property to Howard and Alexandra Austin. 18 Burning Bush, $247,300. Leora Tozier sold property to Nicole and Michael Taormina. 45 Valencia Lane, $300,000. Justin Drescher sold property to Zhixia Li. 808 Plank Rd., $271,000. Ellyse Bundy sold property to Brian Lucarelli and Kimberly Mylott. 14 Old Schauber Rd., $59,500. Charles Beninati, Jr. and Harry Beninati sold property to Brett and Courtney Mills. 9B Sandpiper Lane, $385,000. Jennifer and Michael Koscielniak sold property to Jennifer Koscielniak. 345 Vischer Ferry Rd., $460,000. Shawn and Ashlyn Moran sold property to Adrian Simulescu.

CORINTH 6 Heath Rd., $274,900. Driftwood Contracting Inc. sold property to Charlene Nielsen. 121 Oak St., $120,000. Eric and Rebecca Jones sold property to Palma Property Management. 44 Wedgewood Way, $373,500. John and Michelle Peschieri sold property to Benjamin and Laura Rhodes.

GREENFIELD 15 Middle Grove Rd., $515,000. James and Lisa Bruchac sold property to James and Nancy Till.


2 Lester Lane, $435,000. Robert and Carol Iannuzzo sold property to Scott and Kathryn Bresney.

MALTA 18 Kavanaugh Ave., $151,063. Robin Johnston sold property to Melenie Booth. 73 Knapp Rd., $75,000. Walter Sweeney sold property to Jack Development Group LLC. 6 Hills Rd., $300,000. Thomas and Maria Shannon sold property to Joseph Mone. 7 Copper Ridge Dr., $460,314. Abele Homes LLC sold property to James and Wanda Yarbor. 1 Old Chatham, $192,000. Elissa Brinkman sold property to Jenea Salera.

MILTON 536 Leahy Lane, $247,000. Edward and Carla Groves, sold property to James and Heather Williams. 25 Wyndham Way, $342,500. McPadden Builders LLC sold property to Marcie Pasanen. 927 MacArthur Dr., $338,000. Clint and Colleen Froschauer sold property to Mark Paine.

MOREAU 16 Charles St., $85,000. U.S. Bank National Association (as Trustee, by Atty) sold property to James Atherton.

20 Michael Rd., $242,000. Acclaim Property Management LLC sold property to Michael Brockway and Tira Benedict. 37 Bluebird Rd., $169,600. Robert MacAlister, Jr., Katharine MacAlister, and Barbara Breslin sold property to John Tougas and Sheri Alix. 382 Gansevoort Rd., $152,700. Mark and Susan Nicholson sold property to Darrick and Kristen Combs. 45 & 47 Potter Rd., $272,950. Margie French sold property to Benjamin Austin and Krysten Nelson and David Austin.

TOWN OF SARATOGA 1370 NYS Route 9P, $390,000. Theodore and Emily Gunther sold property to Lena Riberdy.

SARATOGA SPRINGS 42 Outlook Ave., $525,000. Lana Falcicchio sold property to Detlef and Kate Pabst. 45 Greenfield Ave., Unit 21, $639,000. Andrea Spungen (Ind and as Trustee) sold property to Thomas and Diane Denny. 250 Nelson Ave., $452,500. Nicole Burch sold property to Kevin and Jessica McNavich. 22 Lamplighter Lane, $219,900. Candice Marx sold property to Kyle McChesney and Alyx Harrington.

117 Hathorn Blvd., $182,900. Jeremy Schaffer sold property to John and Brenna Ogle. 40 Newton Ave., $531,693 SBDT Ventures LLC sold property to Gregory Gosier. 30 Sicada St., $390,000. Jeffrey and Penny Morton sold property to Teri Quick.

STILLWATER 625 NYS Route 9P, $350,000. Angela Qualtere Leary sold property to Anthony Ubano and Camille Qualtere. 8 Sirchia Rd., $277,000. Christopher and Shirley Abrams (Co-Trustees) sold property to John and Susan Kelly.

35 WILTON 6 Rolling Green Dr., $95,000. Goodhue Wilton Properties Inc. sold property to Gregory and Jullian Cutrone. 6 Margaret Dr., $299,614. Altamont Park Apts. Inc. sold property to Jared and Eleanor Cusma. 12 Concklin Court, $448,408. McPadden Builders LLC sold property to Debra Stein (as Trustee). 1 Kerry Court, $412,000. John Forester (as Trustee) sold property to Bruce and Laura Bradigan. 2 Ushu Court, $75,000. Kain Development LLC sold property to DeGraff Bloom Custom Builders Inc.

Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018


Planning for the 2018 Saratoga Showcase of Homes is in full swing with sponsorship opportunities available! The 2018 Saratoga Showcase of Homes Committee is in full swing planning this year’s edition of the area’s premiere new home tour. Now celebrating its 23rd year, this annual community tradition has now contributed over ONE MILLION DOLLARS to our local charities.

September 15 – 16 September 22 – 23

September 29 – 30 About Saratoga Builders Association The Saratoga Builders Association, Inc. (SBA) is a specialized professional trade association representing an industry basic to the wellbeing and economy of the people of Saratoga County. Its membership includes residential and commercial builders, developers, remodelers, building material suppliers, sub-contractors, financial institutions, architects, engineers, realtors, attorneys and other industry professionals. SBA is committed to the continued growth, prosperity and quality of life in Saratoga County. FOR MORE INFORMATION... Please contact Barry Potoker, Executive Director, at 518.366.0946 or or visit

The 2018 Saratoga Showcase of Homes will be over three spectacular weekends this fall on September 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30 featuring the regions finest, award-winning builders showcasing their new construction. Tickets for this tour will still be only $20. A unique “Taste of Showcase Preview” event is being planned for Friday, September 14 so stay tuned for more details this summer! It is shaping up to be an outstanding line-up of magnificent homes on display in Saratoga County attracting some 4000 visitors. The builders entered as of today: Bella Home Builders, Belmonte Builders, Bonacio Construction, Heritage Custom Builders, Kodiak Construction, La Femme Home Builders, Malta Development, Mansfield Homes, The Green Source Company, Whitbeck Construction, Witt Construction and more to come!

Be a part of our area’s premiere new home tour! The Showcase of Homes Committee has an extensive marketing and promotional campaign in development which includes official media sponsors in newspapers, magazines, online, television, advertising and social media. Corporate and media sponsorships are now available and showcase homebuilder reservations are currently being finalized. For sponsorship opportunities or information about entering a new home in the event, please visit our website or contact Barry Potoker at Proceeds from the 2018 Saratoga Showcase of Homes event will benefit Rebuilding Together Saratoga County and Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties. A total of $75,000 was donated last year. For more details please visit our website at Follow us this year on our blog and Facebook for all the details and updates!

Rebuilding Together Saratoga County Receives Generous Donation from Stewart’s/Dake Family towards “Together We Transform Capital” Campaign SARATOGA COUNTY — Rebuilding Together Saratoga County recently announced that they received $100,000 in support from the Stewart’s/Dake Family towards their Together We Transform Capital Campaign. Rebuilding Together launched this campaign in 2017 with the goal of raising $750,000 over three years in order to purchase and renovate 132 Milton Avenue in Ballston Spa. This building provides permanent office and warehouse space, along with the ability to support the organization’s operations with the opening of The Store at Rebuilding Together Saratoga County. “We are extremely grateful to Stewart’s and the Dake Family for this generous gift. They have been long-time supporters of our work to help our neighbors in need live in homes that are safe,

warm and dry. Their gift towards our Together We Transform Campaign will help our organization grow and expand so we can help more people in need in our community,” said Michelle Larkin, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together. “We are happy to support the mission of Rebuilding Together Saratoga County which makes optimum use of all funds, gifts in kind and volunteers. Under Michelle’s leadership, it provides a tremendous return on our contribution,” said

Susan Law Dake, President, Stewart’s Foundation. Rebuilding Together Saratoga County’s mission is repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives, and their vision is safe homes and communities for everyone. Since their founding in 2003, Rebuilding Together Saratoga County has renovated and revitalized 973 homes and 85 nonprofit centers with the help of more than 9,300 volunteers who have dedicated 56,500 hours of their time. For more information, visit


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Puzzles Across 1 Quads with wheels 5 Perry of pop 9 Two-iron, before golf club numbering 14 Orator's prowess: Abbr. 15 Der Spiegel article 16 Modicum 17 What Fey does in a mushy moment? 19 Forward 20 Sandal feature 21 Work the room 23 Long time 24 Ornamental ducks? 28 Blanket in a belt 30 Beefcake subjects 31 One given at a wedding 32 Polo of "The Fosters" 33 Provençal possessive 34 1974 #1 country hit for Dolly Parton 36 Model high schoolers? 39 __ Pie 42 Slowing, on scores: Abbr. 43 Sacha Baron Cohen alter ego 47 Home office, maybe 48 Quite cold 50 Number on a clapperboard 51 Park statue that might have the real things perched on it? 55 Sylvan Tolkien creature 56 Airport snags 57 Dreaded 59 Hit lightly 60 "No, No, Nanette" song, and a homophonic hint to 17-, 24-, 36- and 51-Across 63 Sudden jerk 64 Way off the highway 65 Der Spiegel rejection 66 Second chances 67 "__ arigato": Japanese "thank you very much" 68 Where el sol rises Down 1 "Draw me" challenge 2 Selective words 3 Avenue next to Monopoly's Water Works 4 Headliner

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37 Surgical installations 38 The Emerald Isle 39 Text tweakers, briefly 40 Appointment 41 Patella protector 44 Ophelia's avenger 45 "Aha!" 46 Finish 49 Being handled by a broker 52 What Spanish Olympians go for 53 Heading for 54 Con beginning 58 Former Education secretary Duncan 59 Original D&D co. 61 Outer: Pref. 62 Intent

Writing the Right Word by Dave Dowling

Accuracy in word choice is a key to effective communication. In your daily writing and speaking, try to make sure you use the right word in the right place with the right spelling. By doing so, its effect will affect your communication in a positive way. This quick weekly tip will help you filter the confusion in some of our daily word choices. This Week: Rancor, Ranker Rancor refers to long-lasting bitterness or hatred. The explosive testimony brought even more courtroom rancor. Ranker refers to a person with an official position or grade. The paper says he was only a middle ranker and not a senior military leader. Dave Dowling is the author of The Wrong Word Dictionary and The Dictionary of Worthless Words. Both books are available from many book retailers, and signed copies can be obtained by contacting Dave at


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Saratoga/Wilton Youth Baseball Opening Day at Gavin Park by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga/Wilton Youth Baseball’s season has commenced. Opening day was Saturday, April 21, at Gavin Park and Saratoga Eastside Recreation. Five-hundred families came out to enjoy a day of friendly competition on both fields. Joe Rigabar, board president as of this season, kicked off the opening day ceremony with a reminder, “develop your love of the game and most importantly, have fun.” Before the games started and after the opening ceremony, which was also attended by Mayor Meg Kelly and Saratoga Springs varsity baseball coach Andy Cuthbertson, along with some of his varsity players, the league had a small competition. “We took two kids from each

division and had a little relay race around the bases. We had 500 kids screaming and yelling and cheering for these little t-ball kids. Some of the high school kids were there recording it on their phones and having a good laugh about it, it was really cool,” Rigabar explained. The league has close to 50 teams divided into four divisions: t-ball, rookie, minors, and majors, ages 4-12 Rigabar coaches his oldest son’s minors team, and has done so for a number of years. The league is set-up to be selfcontained, meaning all teams play each other, sorted by division. It is $25 to play t-ball, $50 for rookie, and $90 for the minors and majors. Costs stay low due to community and local business support. “We had an incredible year of raising money through amazing sponsors. This year,

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we had the Glens Falls Hospital and Hoffman’s Car Wash donate two new scoreboards each, so four total. We also have field sponsors, dug out sponsors, and team sponsors, where the name of their firm is on the jerseys. That’s really what allows us to do what we do and keep the costs

down for all the kids and the families,” Rigabar explained. Games are twice a week on Saturday and a mid-week game. Teams rotate between Gavin Park and Eastside Rec so the kids have a chance to play at both fields and break up the monotony. “The families have been really supportive of the rotating fields. Initially, last year when we merged, there was some concern about living closer to one than the other but now that the families see how much the kids enjoy it and how much it adds to the experience, they’ve been very supportive of it,” he said. The league merged last year for a number of reasons: “Number 1, there’s no reason we should have a bunch of separate leagues in the community. The westside still has Saratoga National Little League, although we are trying to convince them to join us. Number two, the number of kids

in each distinctive league were starting to wane a little bit, so you’d have maybe only four teams in the majors division in Wilton for example. Then you’re playing the same kids and same teams all the time. It just made sense for us to come together and be one big happy family and now we have several teams. It just creates a better experience for the kids overall,” he said. “The league is growing, which is our goal. It’s all about providing opportunity for as many kids as possible to play baseball and our numbers are up across the board, in terms of number of kids, number of teams, and number of sponsorships, so the health of the league is better than its ever been. Most importantly, we had a beautiful day where we had 500 families on the baseball field having a good time, and for us that’s really what it’s all about,” Rigabar concluded.



Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018

LOCAL ATHLETES ALL STAR MOMENTS Spa Catholic Baseball SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Wednesday, April 18, Spa Catholic played Berlin and won, 24-0. For Spa Catholic: Jake Hart had three runs and three RBIs; Cadan Awad had one run and one RBI; Dante Marin had one run and one RBI;

Josh Van Patten had one double, one run, and two RBIs. On Saturday, April 21, Spa Catholic played Cambridge and defeated them, 17-0. For Spa Catholic: Nick Winslow had two doubles, four runs,

Saratoga Regional YMCA Basketball and three RBIs; Kaden Learch had one double, four runs, four RBIs; Tyler Haraden had one double, one run, and three RBIs; Terel Tillman had three RBIs; Dylan Custer had four runs and one RBI.

2018 NYS YMCA Gymnastics Championships

TEAM SIKORA 61 - TEAM LOMBARDO 59 The winner of this game wasn’t decided until the final seconds. The game was close from beginning to end, both teams were tied at halftime and continued throughout the game. Team Sikora’s Rick Sicari and Camdon Spencer each scored 16 points and teammates Brian Donovan and Renny Sikora scored 11 and seven points respectively. Team Lombardo got a game high 28 points from Chris Peroni in the loss. TEAM DUFF 71 – TEAM WINK 55 Team Duff remained undefeated by beating Team Wink by 16 points. Corey Harkins had 20 points, Carter Flanigan had 15 points and Josh Demarais had 10 points in the victory. Team Wink got 18 points from Brian Travis along with 15 points from JR Michael all on threepointers and 12 points from Dallas Wells. TEAM REED 62 - TEAM EMERY 61 After falling behind by 12 points at half-time, Team Reed clawed back to get an overtime win over Team Emery by a score of 62 to 61. The winners got 14 points from Vonzel Legal, with teammates Taylor Wilson and Garris Ramsdell each contributing 11 points each in the win. Blake Rizzi had 23 points, Chris Cameron had 21 points and Chantz Baudoux scored 10 points in the loss.

Saratoga Springs Girls Lacrosse

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Regional YMCA Springettes gymnastics team participated in the 2018 NY State YMCA Gymnastics Championships on April 14 and 15. Forty-two girls from the Springettes Team Participated in levels 3-8. The team had enough gymnasts in the level 2, 4, 6, and 8 levels to

compete in the team competition. In the team competition, the level 3 gymnasts placed 2nd, the level 4 gymnasts placed 2nd, the level 6 gymnasts placed 1st, and the level 8 gymnasts placed 1st. The Springettes had 7 athletes finish 1st in the allaround competition to become state champions. The girls that

finished first are: Abby Moller, level 8 senior age group. Brynne Wright, level 7 senior age group. Megan Wishart, level 6 senior age group. Sydney Crombach, Level 5 senior age group. Erin Ward, Level 4 senior age group. Ruby Sprengnether, Level 4 junior age group. Alyssa Glaser Level 3 Senior B age group.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Thursday, April 19, Saratoga played Ballston Spa and won, 16-5, scoring 12 points in the first half vs. Ballston Spa’s two and scoring four in the second half vs. their three. For Saratoga: Katie Wendell had three goals and two assists; Katie Silver had three goals; Sophia Burke had two goals and two assists; Lindsey Frank had two goals; Ella Payer had two goals; Catherine O’Hara had two goals; Reilly Hogan had one goal and three assists; Lauren Duffy had one goal; Abigail Searles had 10 saves.



Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018


Spa Catholic Softball Team headshots by Brooke O’Reilly.

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Brett Simpson is taking his first year as the head coach of Saratoga Central Catholic’s varsity softball team all in. After being assistant coach last year, he is ready to go even further than before, assisted by Andy O’Reilly. “Through the first two weeks we started off hot, we started off 4-0-0 league games. We think that has a lot to do with our first ever trip to Disney, we think that got us ready. We had a tough weekend but that’s all part of the game. We’re looking to bounce back with six games in six days this week so we’re curious to see what’s in store for us,” Simpson explained. Along with the varsity baseball team, the softball team went to Disney in March, for their first time, to practice and play in preparation for the season. “We had a scrimmage scheduled for every day but Easter, which we took off to go to Easter Mass as a team,


ELISE BROWELL Junior ∙ Outfield

and we had a scrimmage and we had a scheduled practice every day. So, even though we were scrimmaging, we still had time to go out there and practice different situations. To be in 90-degree weather for a week when people are freezing up here, that was awesome for us,” Simpson explained. The teams were also able to enjoy the park with their free time every day. “We gave them as much time as possible to let them be kids as well, because that’s just as important, so the kids really got to go to the park for most of the days,” he said. Last season, the girls went just under 500 in the petition to get in Sectionals, where they won the first game. This year, they intend to build off that as they move toward Sectionals again this year. “We’ve been trying to take it very slow and keep it as simple as possible and our model is to win each inning and if can win each inning then we learn to win multiple games and we build off that and see what we can do,” Simpson stated. Simpson said two of his key players


this year are freshmen, both of which played on varsity last season as well. “Molly O’Reilly, she played on varsity last year, she’s one of our pitchers and first basemen and not only can she pitch a field for us, she hits extremely well. Julie Murdick, another freshman, that we used as a utility player last year, she is our starting shortstop this year and hits lead off. So, to have those two as freshmen to build up through our system, makes our future very bright,” he explained. Simpson also praises two seniors, who he not only considers “good players,” but also praises their ability to lead the team, as well: they are Victoria Alvord and Cassidy Hayner “Our younger girls really look up to them, two kids that are not only great softball players, but they are awesome kids and very enjoyable to coach and we’re glad to have them lead this team,” Simpson said. “This team’s chemistry is actually one of the better ones I’ve seen. Once again, I’m going to relate that back to our Disney trip. To bring 13 kids down


Senior ∙ Catcher & 1st Base

to Disney, play seven scrimmages in the middle of Disney, I don’t think you get much better bonding than that and what it did to our team is beyond words,” Simpson said, acknowledging their Disney’s trip impact on the team as a whole.




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RYLEIGH DEMPSEY Freshmen ∙ 1st Base

KENNEDY MURPHY Junior ∙ Outfield


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Freshmen ∙ Shortstop & 2nd

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OLIVIA WINSLOW 8th Grade ∙ Outfield



Week of April 27 – May 3, 2018

COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN 6th Mother-Lovin’ 5K Run/ Walk Mother’s Day Tradition WILTON — Hundreds of local families will be running and walking 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. 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 reg/index.php?e=1080.

Scotties Stampede 5k in Ballston Spa BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa Central School District is organizing the annual Scotties Stampede, the Ballston Spa 5k for Education, on Saturday, May 19 at 9 a.m. The primary goal of the fun run/walk event is to bring the community together and encourage students and families to participate in healthy and active lifestyles. Financially, 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. The school

district is grateful for all the sponsors that are making the event possible including media sponsors Look Media, Saratoga Today, The Ballston Journal; and gold sponsors Empire BlueCross, TCT Federal Credit Union. For registration and additional details, please visit the event website at www.scottiesstampede. org. Information about sponsorships or volunteer opportunities is available by contacting the district’s Coordinator of Development and Race Director, Madeleine Petraglia at mpetraglia@bscsd. org or 518-884-7195, ext. 1369.

Ryan’s Run 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

The Saratoga Lions Duathlon and 5k SARATOGA SPRINGS — This year’s event is the 14th annual Duathlon and first ever 5k. The event will be held on Sunday, May 27 of Memorial Day Weekend. The event is staged at the Saratoga Casino Hotel and utilizes the roads in the surrounding neighborhoods of this first-class venue. Free t-shirts, refreshments and awards are distributed. Raffle tickets for over $5,000 in prizes are sold. Registration fees are $30 for the 5k and vary for the Duathlon. All proceeds from the event go to help those with serious visual and hearing impairments while aiding our community at large.

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The event also recognizes our Veterans and fallen troops with our Honor-a-Vet and Save-a-Vet programs. Visit www. for additional information and registration options.

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. 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

Saratoga Race Course 2018 Season Passes on Sale SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association welcomes the 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, including the Grade 1 Travers and Grade 1 Whitney. Season passes do not include reserved seating. Season passes may be purchased at 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.

Saratoga Springs Recreaction Center Pickleball League Join our inaugural Pickleball League. Registration going on now. Play began 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, ChaCha, 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 27 – May 3, 2018

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




FRIDAY, 4/27

FRIDAY, 4/27

FRIDAY, 4/27

FRIDAY, 4/27

■ Spa Catholic vs. Hoosic Valley 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic High School

■ Spa Catholic vs. Hoosic Valley 7 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic High School

■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Glens Falls 7 p.m. at Schuylerville High School

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

■ Schuylerville vs. South Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School

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

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

■ Ballston Spa vs. Guilderland 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School

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

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


MONDAY, 4/30

■ Ballston Spa vs. Guilderland 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School

■ Ballston Spa vs. Guilderland 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School

■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Cambridge 1 p.m. at Cambridge High School

■ Schuylerville vs. South Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at South Glens Falls High School

MONDAY, 4/30


■ Spa Catholic vs. Greenwich 7 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic High School

■ Spa Catholic vs. Hartford 5:30 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park

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

MONDAY, 4/30


■ Spa Catholic vs. Greenwich 7 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic High School

■ Saratoga Springs vs. Queensbury 4 p.m. at Saratoga Eastside Rec

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



■ Spa Catholic vs. Waterford 7 p.m. at Waterford Town Baseball

■ Saratoga Springs vs. South Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at South Glens Falls High School

■ Schuylerville vs. Hudson Falls 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Bethlehem 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Eastside Rec ■ Ballston Spa vs. Averill Park 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School

FRIDAY, 5/4 ■ Spa Catholic vs. Whitehall 7 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park ■ Schuylerville vs. Scotia-Glenville 4:30 p.m. at Scotia-Glenville High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Guilderland 4:15 p.m. at Guilderland High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. BH-BL 4:15 p.m. at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School

WEDNESDAY, 5/2 ■ Spa Catholic vs. Waterford-Halfmoon 4:15 p.m. at Waterford-Halfmoon High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Averill Park 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School ■ Schuylerville vs. Amsterdam 4:30 p.m. at Shuttleworth Park ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Bethlehem 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School

FRIDAY, 5/4 ■ Spa Catholic vs. Berlin 4:30 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic High School ■ Schuylerville vs. South Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Guilderland 4:15 p.m. at Guilderland High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. BH-BL 4:15 p.m. at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School

■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Hoosick Falls 10 a.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Ballston Spa (Boys) vs. LaSalle 5 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School

MONDAY, 4/30 ■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. South Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at South Glens Falls High School

TUESDAY, 5/1 ■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. South Glens Falls 7 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Saratoga Springs (Boys) vs. Bethlehem 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School ■ Saratoga Springs (Girls) vs. Bethlehem 7 p.m. at Bethlehem High School ■ Ballston Spa (Boys) vs. Averill Park 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School ■ Ballston Spa (Girls) vs. Averill Park 4:15 p.m. at Averill Park High School

WEDNESDAY, 5/2 ■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Scotia-Glenville 4:30 p.m. at Scotia-Glenville High School


■ Saratoga Springs vs. Niskayuna 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Albany 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School

WEDNESDAY, 5/2 ■ Schuylerville vs. Glens Falls 4:15 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Bethlehem 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Averill Park 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School

FRIDAY, 5/4 ■ Schuylerville vs. Scotia-Glenville 4:15 p.m. at Scotia-Glenville High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Guilderland 4:15 p.m. at Guilderland High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. BH-BL 4:15 p.m. at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School

■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Queensbury 5 p.m. at Queensbury High School ■ Saratoga Springs (Boys) vs. Guilderland 4:15 p.m. at Guilderland Snyder Field ■ Saratoga Springs (Girls) vs. Guilderland 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School ■ Ballston Spa (Girls) vs. BH-BL 4:15 p.m. at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School

FRIDAY, 5/4 ■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Johnstown 4:30 p.m. at Knox Junior High School ■ Ballston Spa (Boys) vs. BH-BL 7 p.m. at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School

*All information subject to change due to weather.

VOLUME 12  •  ISSUE 17

See "Saratoga/Wilton Youth Baseball" pg. 42


WEEK OF April 27 – May 3, 2018


Photo by SuperSource Media, LLC.

See "Local Athletes All Star Moments" pg. 43

S R A INVITATIONAL by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY



Photos provided.


SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, the Saratoga Rowing Association will be hosting the Saratoga Invitational on Fish Creek. Described as, “America’s Largest Sprint Race” and featuring 10 lanes of 1500 meter racing, it will attract the top crews from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Mid-West. Scholastic teams and nonscholastic teams compete, offering an early season preview of what is to come in rowing. The first Saturday race begins at 7:30 a.m. and the day does not stop until 8 p.m. For Sunday, races begin at 7:30 a.m. and complete at 5:30 p.m. There are 60 teams competing with a total of 1,408 entries.

Saratoga TODAY 4.27.18  
Saratoga TODAY 4.27.18