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Issue 18

May 4 – May 10, 2018

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FIGHTING THE FIGHT Helping Families Devastated by Cancer by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — A charity organization founded by a local reporter to honor his wife has become a popular annual Mother’s Day event to aid families who have suffered a loss due to cancer, as well as those currently engaged in fighting the fight. Kelly’s Angels Incorporated, was conceived by WNYT-TV reporter, Mark Mulholland, in memory of his late wife, Kelly,

Mark Mulholland. Photo provided.

who lost her battle with cancer in 2007 at the age of 37. On Sunday, May 13, the organization will stage Kelly’s Angels MotherLovin’ 5K in the Saratoga Spa State Park, which invites men, women and children of all ages and abilities to participate in the name of helping children who’ve lost a parent or sibling to cancer. The event - Kelly’s Angels Inc. big fundraiser of the year -typically attracts hundreds of families and more than 1,000 people overall. See Story pg. 9

Funding Frenzy On to Local Kids Blow Into Save Camp Boyhaven the Windy City

by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY

MILTON — The political wrangling in Milton over the town’s controversial purchase of former Boy Scout property off Route 29 will finally end on Friday, May 11. A law firm in Troy representing the Boy Scouts’ Twin Rivers Council has given the town until 1 p.m. on May 11 to finalize a contract for the $1 million Boyhaven land deal, according to Acting Milton Attorney Thomas Peterson.

The town already has received $500,000 that was borrowed for that specific purpose. During a special meeting this week, the Milton Town Board voted unanimously to set a second special meeting for 7 p.m. on Monday, May 7, as multiple outside groups scrambled to raise the other $500,000 before the end of next week. “We’ll move forward as if we’re closing on the eleventh, or the deal is no longer on the table,” offered Milton Supervisor Scott Ostrander, after the town board had emerged

See Story pg. 10

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Snippets of Life from Your Community

Who: Tiffany Albert, Owner Where: Putnam Place Q. How many meetings have you had outside today? A. This is the third, actually. Q. How long have you been in business? A. We’re going into our ninth year. This is the second music venue that I’ve owned. Q. What was the first? A. It was called Red Square in Albany. I moved up here to have a family. I’m from Saratoga originally. Q. What was your favorite band to see and hear through the years? A. I love all of them. Wyclef Jean has to be one of my favorite shows ever. There’s so many of them, wow. The Ryan Montbleau band, Ghostface Killah. We just had Jon Fishman from the band Phish, playing with Eastbound Jesus and the Mallett Brothers Band — they’re both favorites. Pink Talking Fish, Rusted Root, Blues Traveler. We had Fishbone. We’ve had some really great shows. Twiddle’s got to be up on my favorite list. Q. Are the crowds in Putnam Place well behaved? A. Yeah, and they’re not just from Saratoga Springs. They really come from all over.

INTERVIEW BY: Larry Goodwin | PHOTO BY: Annbritt Newey.

Q. Does your music schedule appeal to any particular group? A. With this evolution, from Putnam Den to Putnam Place, we’re definitely trying to appeal to a broader base. We’re doing a lot more free shows. Really big national tours usually are accompanied by a ticket price, but we’re doing a lot more free shows of bands that will appeal to the track crowd this summer. Q. Do you have a vision for the city’s future? A. Well, Putnam Place is the same vision it’s always been: to be a home for original artists of all kinds, and a place that welcomes people of all kinds. As for the City of Saratoga, maybe, I hope it becomes more welcoming of people of all kinds. This is where I want to raise my kids. This is where I want to own a business. This is definitely the community I want to be in. This is where I own my home. I just want to, like, add to it.

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by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — John Grady thinks that people appreciate seeing classic cars as much they enjoy helping young adults prepare for college. Grady is the chief organizer of the Saratoga Classic Car Show, which is now in its fourth year. The retired business teacher also sits on the committee that oversees scholarships awarded to students at Saratoga Springs High School, who are the primary beneficiaries of any proceeds from the event. “It’s a way for car enthusiasts to get together for a good cause,” Grady said this week. Maura Manny, spokeswoman for the Saratoga Springs School District, said in an email that “the money goes towards the School Spirit for Scholarship Fund, which is used to supplement current scholarships as well as fund several others.” Each year, Grady said, the scholarship fund awards roughly $15,000 to local seniors who are heading to college and other students. After the awards are determined, the fund needs to be replenished, he added.

The car show makes use of his extensive experience teaching sports marketing and entrepreneurship as well. According to Grady, somewhere between 100 and 200 vehicles are expected at this year’s show. It has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 and will be held at 3 Blue Streak Boulevard on the high school campus. There is a $15 registration fee. The promotional flyer indicates that there will be awards given and a Chinese auction, and that food and hot beverages will be served. DJ Andy Narzynski also will provide musical entertainment.

Want Ad Digest, Mangino Buick GMC, Albany Saratoga Speedway, Michael’s Automotive in Ballston Spa and Versatile Trailer Sales are the listed sponsors of this year’s Saratoga Classic Car Show. For more information, call Grady at 518-583-8914.



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The Wesley Foundation New Budget Passes in Ballston Spa Sets Annual Gala SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Wesley Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Wesley Community, will host its annual gala at the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. The theme of this year’s event is “An Evening In Spain,” inviting attendees to enjoy a night filled with the style, culture and cuisine of the European country. The primary sponsor of this year’s gala is the Adirondack Trust Company. It recently presented a $10,500 donation to the Wesley Foundation in support of its 2018

special events, all of which are dedicated to raising funds for the renovation of the Resident Activities Room. The Resident Activities Room serves as a social hub for Wesley residents, and provides a venue for performances, religious services and other social gatherings. The Saratoga Golf and Polo Club is located at 301 Church Street in Saratoga Springs. Tickets are $125 per person or $200 per couple. Reservations are required and can be made by phone at 518-691-1420 or at www.

BALLSTON SPA — The Village Board approved a $4.4 million spending plan for the 2018-19 fiscal year Monday night, relying on higher rates charged for water usage and reduced expenses to lower a 26 percent property tax hike that was originally projected. The board unanimously approved the budget with a 17.5 percent property tax increase. Ballston Spa Mayor John Romano said that two of those percentage points account for the establishment of a $25,000 “contingency reserve fund for future village needs.” The tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value will increase from

about $82 to $96, or $6.87 lower than the original projection from Village Treasurer Christopher Hickey. Romano and others also praised Trustee Robert Cavanaugh for his review of water-usage rates. The mayor said village water customers are now subject to “an increasing use scale” for semi-annual usage amounts that exceed 30,000 gallons. Eliminating vacant positions in village departments further lowered costs. Romano also consented to cutting more than $13,000 for “family events” that he long favored, including an Easter egg hunt and a winter festival near Village Hall.

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COURT William E. Bounds III, 33, of Schuylerville, was sentenced April 27 to three years in state prison, after pleading to criminal sexual act in the second-degree – a felony. Carl E. Allen, 28, of Milton, was sentenced April 27 to 1.5 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to criminal mischief – a felony. Nickolaus K. Davis, 20, of South Carolina, was sentenced April 27 to five years of probation, after pleading to criminal possession of a firearm – a felony in Saratoga Springs. Christopher E. McNamara, 38, of Schaghticoke, pleaded April 25 to felony grand larceny, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled June 20. Justin P. Rock, 33, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced April 26 to 3.5 to 7 years in state prison, after pleading to felony burglary in Saratoga Springs. Patrick T. Tallon, 28, of Greenwich, pleaded April 26 to felony DWI, in the town of Saratoga. Sentencing scheduled for June 20. Tracey E. Mulhall-Wehrenberg, 54, of Ballston Lake, pleaded April 26 to felony DWI in Malta. Sentencing scheduled June 28.

POLICE Brandy L. Mclaughlin, age 33, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 29 with criminal mischief fourth degree/ intent to damage property – misdemeanor, assault in the second degree/deadly weapon - felony, endangering the welfare of a child – misdemeanor, criminal possession of a weapon third degree – felony, resisting arrest - misdemeanor. Robert G. Bikowitz, age 35, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 29 with fugitive from justice – felony. Bikowitz was arrested at 6 a.m. Bikowitz was wanted out of a Chester County, Pennsylvania court on a felony charge of “a theft by unlawful taking.” John Williams, age 62, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 28 with equipment (rear lights) manuf. after January 1952, criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th – misdemeanor. David M. Miner, age 51, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 28 with robbery in the third degree – felony, criminal mischief fourth degree/prevent assistance – a misdemeanor. Angela C. Townsend, age 32, Ballston Spa, was charged April 28 with unsafe lane change, misdemeanor DWI, failure to signal turn, change lanes, parked.

Brian D. Farrell, age 38, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 28 with unsafe lane change, misdemeanor DWI, refuse prescreen test, leaving the scene of an auto accident. Farrell was arrested at 2:40 a.m. It is alleged that, just prior to arrest, he struck a city light pole and several small trees while driving on Ballston Avenue. Brandon W. Brunell, age 24, Corinth, was charged April 27 with Grand Larceny – a felony. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a disturbance at a residence on Angel Road in the Town of Corinth. The investigation conducted by responding deputies resulted in Brunell being charged with grand larceny. It is alleged that Brunell took property from another resident. He was arraigned before Milton Town Justice Timothy Brown and sent to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail or bond. William H. Thompson, 35, of Ballston Lake, was charged April 28 with the following felonies: aggravated criminal contempt, criminal contempt, criminal mischief, strangulation; and misdemeanors: assault, and aggravated harassment. Thompson is alleged to have smashed the window of a motor

vehicle and repeatedly punched his girlfriend to her facial area causing physical injury. He is also accused of strangling her and of violating of an order of protection. He was arraigned in Stillwater Town Court and sent to Saratoga County Jail without bail, to await further proceedings in the matter.

John K. Morford, age 53, Saratoga Springs was charged April 24 with trespass, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest – misdemeanor. Alyssa M. Hayes, age 18, Gansevoort, was charged April 24 with criminal trespass third degree/building or property – misdemeanor.

Tyler A. Smith, age 29, Newfane, Vermont, was charged April 26 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle – misdemeanor, and failure to stop for school bus.

Kevin J. Kelly, age 37, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 24 with criminal mischief fourth degree/intent to damage property – misdemeanor.

Kevin C. Reed, age 29, Cohoes, was charged April 26 with failure to stop at stop sign, and misdemeanor DWI.

Candace A. Dufour, age 32, Gansevoort, was charged April 23 with unlawfully dealing with a child first degree – misdemeanor.

Michael A. Kolakovic, age 19, Greenfield Center, was charged April 24 with equipment (rear license plate light), imitation or counterfeit certificate of inspection – misdemeanor, no/ expired inspection certificate.

Scott Conniff, age 23, Saratoga Springs, was charged April 27 with assault in the second degree/ intent physical injury – felony, criminal possession of a weapon fourth degree – misdemeanor, menacing – misdemeanor.

6 Joanna Martin Holloway Nicholson

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Joanna Martin Holloway Nicholson, age 80, passed away in the comfort of her home on April 27 surrounded by family and dear friends. Joanna was born on May 27, 1937 in Durham, NC, the daughter of the late Joseph (“Judge”) Clark Holloway, M.D., from North Carolina, and Jewell Martin, from Kentucky. Growing up in Durham, Joanna was a championship tennis player, duckpin bowler, and plug caster. She attended Duke University, receiving her undergraduate degree in Sociology and her Master of Arts in Teaching in English, after which she moved to the northeast to begin her long and distinguished career in Education. After teaching high school English and Reading for 10 years, Joanna taught college and

OBITUARIES graduate-level classes for almost 20 years. A co-founder of the Teachers Center at Fairfield, Inc., a division of Fairfield University’s Graduate School of Education, Joanna served as the Coordinator of Special Curriculum Areas, while simultaneously pursuing her Doctorate of Education, which she earned in 1980. After directing Fairfield’s Special Programs and Teaching Institutes, Joanna served for 10 years as an administrator for the Stamford, CT Public Schools. Joanna’s career culminated in serving for a decade as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools for Bethel, CT Public Schools, a position that was near and dear to her heart. She retired from that position in 2005 but continued to serve as an Educational Consultant and Coach for several years. In addition to her impressive professional and athletic accomplishments, Joanna was known for being a sharp, spirited, funny and inquisitive woman, along with being a devoted friend. Weekend mornings were spent listening to classical music, drinking hot coffee, and immersing herself in the reading of yet another book pulled from the to-be-read tall stacks about the house. Her other passions included conversation with family and friends, golfing (she served on the Town of Westport Golf Advisory Committee),

cooking, and trying out all the latest sports equipment. Joanna’s southern roots were ever present, with her continued love of collard greens, hot apple pie with melted cheddar cheese, her faithful support of the Duke basketball team, and her memories of the family pets: Peapot, Jingo, and Little Bitty One. Joanna adored her children and grandchildren, and her face could light up the darkest of rooms whenever she saw them. Throughout her career, Joanna had the loving support of her husband, Anthony Nicholson, who shared her passion for education, and with whom she raised her family in Westport, CT. Joanna and Tony relocated to Saratoga Springs two years ago to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Joanna passed away less than two weeks following Tony’s passing, after sharing 53 years of marriage. Joanna is predeceased by her brother, Joseph Holloway, and her nephew Joey Holloway. She is survived by her son, Timothy J. Nicholson, M.D., and his wife Denise L. Evert; daughter Katherine F. Nicholson; grandchildren Emma Katherine and Bennett Anthony Nicholson; niece Joanna Keasler and nephew David Holloway; and grand-dogs Duff and Max. A joint celebration of Joanna and Tony’s lives will take place on Saturday May 5 in Westport, CT. In Joanna’s honor, donations may be made to Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots organization.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Gertrude A. DeCerbo, 91, passed away on April 29, 2018. Calling hours were Thursday, May 3 at Burke Funeral Home, North Broadway. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 4, 10 a.m., Church of Saint Peter, 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Visit

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Nancy Venzke Gilliland died on April 25, 2018, at St. Peter’s Hospital. She was 79 years old. Funeral will be 11 a.m., May 5, at Bethesda Episcopal Church, Saratoga Springs. Reception to follow at The First Baptist Church of Saratoga’s Hall Memorial Building, Saratoga Springs. Visit

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GREENFIELD CENTER — John Edward Sakowski passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Calling hours 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 7, Burke Funeral Home, North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Funeral services at Burke’s, Tuesday, May 8, 10:30 a.m., burial to follow at noon, Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Visit

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Carol S. Saunders, 63, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. A graveside service was held Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in the family plot at Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs. Visit

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SOROPTIMISTS TO HOLD City Woman Wins SPRING GARDEN PARTY at Turning Stone SARATOGA SPRINGS — Anyone is welcome to join Soroptimist International of Saratoga County at Sunnyside Gardens for the group’s spring “Garden Party.” The Garden Party will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 11. It is an opportunity to purchase advance tickets for the group’s Secret Gardens Tour in July, and relish the arrival of spring in the delightful Sunnyside Gardens greenhouses. The evening includes a presentation by Ned Chapman of Sunnyside Gardens on the subject of “Tantalizing Tropicals and Sensational Succulents;” new gardening trends and favorites in the bountiful greenhouses; flavorful wines and snacks; raffles for a hanging basket, gardening books, spa items and more; a wine pull; and music by Phil Drum.

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Sunnyside Gardens—located at 345 Church Street—will donate 10 percent of any sales to Soroptimist International, whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

The event is free, though RSVPs (including the number of guests) are requested by May 10 at the email For more information, call 518-581-1201, ext. 4184 or visit the website at

VERONA — A Saratoga Springs woman took home a $200,000 payout on April 22 after hitting it big at Turning Stone Resort Casino. The guest hit 10 out of 10

numbers with a $4 total wager while playing a Cleopatra Keno machine. For more information or to make reservations, call 315-3617711 or 800-771-7711; or visit the website at



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NOTES FROM CITY HALL by Thomas Dimopoulos • Saratoga TODAY

Development Project Plan Proposes 63 New MultiTargets West Side Family Residences at Stonequist A special use permit is being sought this week for the Station Lane Apartments project. The project site is located adjacent to the railroad station and consists of one parcel of approximately 8.42 acres, that will be developed

in a currently wooded area. The proposed development will convert the existing vacant land to include three 3‐story, 12‐ unit apartment buildings with 4 units on each floor, for a total of 36 apartment units.

Site Plan Review for South Broadway Building Demolition A Demolition Permit is sought for an existing structure at 269 Broadway, currently an insurance sales building, which stands just

north of Saratoga Central school. The parcel size is just over one-half acre and the plan is to replace the building with a lawn.

Bike to Work Day – May 18 The city this week issued a proclamation declaring May 18 as the date of this year’s Saratoga Bike to Work Day. The event is designed to focus on the advantages of cycling and its positive effects on both individual

health and the community. A free breakfast will be hosted by Bikeatoga from 6:30 to 9 a.m. May 18 at the Saratoga Arts Center on Broadway for all who plan to cycle to work and school that day.

As a result of the city ‘s Affordable Housing Task Force Plan of 2017, which identified the need for workforce housing, the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority is proposing to provide 63 residential rental units adjacent to the Stonequist Apartments located on 1 South Federal St. The 63 apartments, named Promenade at Saratoga, will be dispersed throughout four proposed buildings and consist of the following:

Apartment Complex: 41 units | 27 one-bedroom and 14 two-bedroom Townhouse 1: 8 units | 2 one-bedroom, 4 two-bedroom and 2 three-bedroom Townhouse 2: 8 units | 2 one-bedroom, 4 two-bedroom and 2 three-bedroom Townhouse 3: 6 units | 4 two-bedroom and 2 three-bedroom

The three townhouses will be located along West Circular Street and have a residential appearance. The apartment complex will also provide a community room, fitness room and laundry space. Other structures proposed in this project include a facility/ maintenance garage located in the northwest corner of the property as well as a pavilion located in the front yard of the existing Stonequist building. Site improvements include an expanded parking lot, pedestrian walkways, landscaping, various site amenities, lighting, utility services and stormwater management areas. The existing parking lot will be expanded to accommodate the increased parking demand.

Meetings at City Hall MONDAY, MAY 7 Zoning Board of Appeals | 7 p.m. Planning Board Caravan | 4 p.m. Planning Board Workshop | 5 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 Charter Review Commission Meeting | 4:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 17 Planning Board Full meeting | 6 p.m

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FIGHTING THE FIGHT Helping Families Devastated by Cancer continued from ftont page... “Being a sole surviving parent, I can empathize with anyone who is going through this,” says Mulholland, whose son Connor just turned 18 and will be graduating from Saratoga Springs High School in June. Daughter McKenna is 16. “Knock on wood they’re good kids. I do feel like I have very special bond with the children, so I feel fortunate in that way. I don’t think there’s a day that they don’t miss their mom, but I think they’re gratified as I am that we’re helping other kids.” The organization’s “Fun Grants” have helped more than 100 kids in the region under the age of 18 who have lost a parent or sibling to cancer. The donation allows children to do a fun activity of their choosing. Some have made a trip to a Major League Baseball game or had a backyard bouncy house party; others have enjoyed a day at an amusement park, a Rangers’ hockey game in New York City, a Broadway show. One young girl received a puppy that her dad always wanted her to have. “Our original mission was to help children who have lost a parent or a sibling to cancer by providing ‘fun grants.’ We’ve expanded our mission to include scholarships for children who overcome adversity and were also going to help families who are in a current battle with cancer, who are devastated by an insidious disease,” Mulholland says. A family in Queensbury was notified just before Christmas that the father was diagnosed with colon cancer and having a very difficult time. “We provided them $1,000 so they could provide Christmas for the kids. That sparked the whole idea of what we call ‘Angel Aid.’ And we’re finding a lot of people who need help,” Mulholland says. “We’re giving aid to families who are in the throes of the battle. Whether it’s because they can’t work, or because of costs associated with medical care, or in need of transportation — those sorts of things. We decided not to just help families who have suffered a loss, but also those who are fighting the fight.”

This year marks the third time the organization will give scholarships to a boy and a girl, who are graduating seniors at Saratoga Springs City Schools. “Kelly taught third grade at Saratoga Springs City Schools before she passed. We started with that school and chose a boy and a girl who have overcome adversity, demonstrated a need and demonstrated a commitment to helping other kids and who are going to an institution of higher learning, so, those are our primary criteria. Now we’re expanding that. Our goal is to give scholarships throughout the Capital Region,” Mulholland explains. “It’s a pretty lofty goal, but people have been very generous and very giving to the organization, so maybe we can do it. This year, in addition to Saratoga Springs, we’re adding Queensbury – because Kelly taught there for a time, and Hoosic Valley in Schaghticoke.” “The scholarship really means a lot specifically coming from his family and knowing what they’ve been through,” said Harry Lazar, a senior at Saratoga Springs High School, who this week was informed he is one of Kelly’s Angels 2018 scholarship recipients. “Growing up, I lived with my mom. I never knew my dad. My mom, she had a lot of mental issues. She was a great person, but she had a lot of problems. She hit a breaking point and broke down. It made my life pretty difficult, but I always had my grandparents who helped me, and I always had my friends, which was nice, so I got through it because I had a good support group around me,” said Lazar, who will be heading to the University of Virginia where he’s anticipating study either economics or psychology. “I needed to fix her. My childhood was slipping away… (but) It didn’t work. She was too far gone.” Harry’s mother died when he was in his sophomore year. His anguish, over time, has been transformed into something else. “When stripped at its core, what was once guilt revealed itself as the last gift my mother ever gave me: purpose.”

“I’ve had to work for a lot that I have. I really think I’ve developed a good work ethic and a thick skin to face whatever life has to offer. I know from here on out, going to college, things are just going to get more challenging, but I feel I’ve been given an advantage to have a good shot of doing well.” What would Kelly Mulholland think? “I think she would have a huge smile on her face because kids were her passion. The fact that we’re expanding now and giving

out scholarships – I think she’d be thrilled,” Mark Mulholland says. DETAILS: The 6th Kelly’s Angels Mother-Lovin’ 5k Run/Walk takes place Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, in the Saratoga Spa State Park. Race Day Registration/Packet Pickup: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Activities step off at 8:45 a.m. with a Kids’ Fun Run, where children under 9 years of age race toward the finish line with moms and dads rooting them on, or running alongside. Online registration is $30. Day of race

registration is $35. Awards will be given to the first and second overall male and female winners as well as first, second and third place male and female winners across 8 different age groups. Register at: www.zippyreg. com/online_reg/index.php?e=1080. Donations may also be made and go directly to fund “Fun Grants” for children who have lost a parent or sibling to cancer. Online donations may be made at: http://www. Checks may be sent to Kelly’s Angels, Inc., P.O. Box 2034, Wilton, N.Y. 12831.



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Funding Frenzy On to Save Camp Boyhaven Photos by Larry Goodwin. continued from ftont page... from a 25-minute executive session on Tuesday evening. “Failure to close on this date will result in a breach of contract, allowing the seller the right to cancel without penalty,” Peterson said, reading from an April 30 letter that was sent to the town by the law firm of Martin, Shudt, Wallace, DiLorenzo and Johnson. Meanwhile, Saratoga Preserving Land and Nature (PLAN), Friends of the Kayaderosseras and other groups are attempting to fill a funding void that was left by an anonymous donor, who rescinded an offer last week to help Milton officials by giving the Twin Rivers

Council $500,000 toward the Camp Boyhaven purchase. Milton Planning Board Chairman Larry Woolbright, a key supporter of the effort for more than a year, posted the following statement on the Saratoga PLAN website ( “Saratoga PLAN is working with Friends of the Kayaderosseras and other community members in the town of Milton who wish to preserve Camp Boyhaven as a public recreational and natural area,” he wrote. “If you are willing to help by pledging a donation or by pledging a substantial lowinterest loan please let us know the amount on the form below,” Woolbright advised. “Names

The crowd at the May 1 special meeting in Milton. will be kept confidential, but the number of pledges and total dollar amount pledged will be tracked and used to demonstrate

public support to the town board. “We are not collecting funds at this time,” he added. “We are only soliciting pledges of donations or substantial loan amounts, but if the deal closes we may need the money quickly.” According to Milton Councilwoman Barbara Kerr, the funds already raised have reached nearly $100,000. She said that “certainly shows where the people’s heart is.” Still, at the town board’s April 25 meeting, Ostrander was joined by Councilman John Frolish and members of the public in criticizing any town expenditures in the land deal. “I’m not comfortable,” said Frolish, “with laying out $500,000 in town funds…I’m sitting here in facilities that have every roof in this place leaking. And we’re going to sit here and spend a million dollars, and we aren’t ever going to address these problems. I think we need to address our essential services first, and not look at just kicking away $500,000.” Frank Rossi Jr., who attends most public meetings in Ballston Spa and Milton, claimed that he reviewed both the town’s contract with the Twin Rivers Council and applicable state rules, saying there are “a lot of open questions in this entire process.” “This is a lot of damned money to spend,” Rossi argued. “You are underfunded on this project in the first place, for the removal of buildings, etcetera… there is a shell game going on. There is a lot of due diligence that was missing in this project. “This is not just a $1 million situation,” he added. “This is

Ballston Spa resident Frank Rossi Jr. addresses the Milton Town Board on Wednesday, April 25.

probably a $1.25 million situation at the end of the day.” Despite the opposition voiced by Frolish and Ostrander, Kerr said there are two separate accounts for parks in Milton with a total of about $260,000 currently available. In addition, she noted, state agencies have partnered with the Nature Conservancy and intend to buy a portion of the 300-acre property. The forested land contains a mile of the Kayaderosseras Creek, which ultimately feeds the western side of Saratoga Lake. “I really hope it goes through,” Kerr said. “We could pull this off and then sell the land and pay back most of the money.” Saratoga PLAN Executive Director Maria Trabka reported this week that raising the additional funds is not the “primary hurdle.” “We are brainstorming,” Trabka explained, and “everybody is doing their best to find a solution” that will satisfy all interested parties. “To be continued, in short order,” she said.

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Malta Weighs Approval of New EMS District

Malta/Stillwater EMS Executive Director Scott Skinner. Photo by Larry Goodwin.

by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY MALTA — On a recent Tuesday evening, the siren noise of a passing ambulance filtered through an open window in the Malta Town Complex during a routine monthly meeting of town planners. According to Scott Skinner, executive director of Malta/ Stillwater EMS a short distance south, that same vehicle was racing on Route 9 toward a stock car driver at the Albany Saratoga Speedway who had a heart attack and required prompt medical attention. “We took good care of him,” Skinner said. That particular emergency on April 24 brought the ambulance service one notch closer to 1,200 response calls so far this year. Skinner, who gave a presentation to the Malta Town Board the night before, is projecting that his EMS squad will handle more than 3,600 total calls in 2018, with 3,000 of those requiring trips to area emergency rooms. “Our call volume is increasing every year,” he reported, noting how two-thirds of the calls fall into the category of “advanced life support.” On May 7, the town board is expected to vote on a resolution that, if approved, would start the process of creating a formal EMS district in Malta as other towns have done. The goal is to shift roughly $500,000 that Malta currently pays Malta/Stillwater EMS out of its annual budget to the Saratoga County property tax levy paid by town residents. Malta Supervisor Vincent

DeLucia said the proposal, whether approved by town voters in a special referendum next November or the town board, would not exceed the state-mandated 2 percent cap on property tax increases. DeLucia said the Town of Stillwater provides an additional $200,000 of support each year, based on the fact that Malta generates substantially more EMS calls than Stillwater due to the proximity of I-87 and three senior housing complexes. Many details still need to be considered, DeLucia added, such as the establishment of a formal map of the EMS district, the actual equipment used and staffing levels. In a brief tour of the Malta/ Stillwater EMS headquarters at 2449 Route 9, Skinner demonstrated an electronic lift that costs $20,000. He said it aids staff members who move patients in and out of the squad’s newest ambulance, which itself had a price tag of $176,000. “Anything medical is expensive,” he admitted. At present, Skinner told the town board members, Malta/ Stillwater EMS has an annual budget of $2.4 million. Malta Comptroller Kevin King explained that the EMS operation obtains a large amount of its funding through bills that are sent for medical services provided. “Our growing town has growing needs,” King explained, noting how the $500,000 paid to the EMS location now could be easily redirected to maintenance projects on 70 miles of town roads or other departments in Malta.

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Chamber Welcomes SUPER SOURCE MEDIA by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY WILTON — Mark Bolles says he can easily remember that day in 2008, when the news broke that stock markets had “crashed.” The next day, Bolles decided to forge ahead anyway and start his new photography and graphics business in a home studio near Wilton’s Gavin Park. For several months, he recalled, business was slow. But Bolles never lost faith that his original vision would stand the test of time. “Inside of 10 years, technology has really changed a lot and communication as well,”

Bolles explained to a small crowd that had gathered in his basement studio on Friday, April 27 for a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony. Earlier this year, Bolles rebranded his company as Super Source Media LLC, which specializes in photographic, video and print production. He said that having “all of the services under one roof ” is most helpful to his long-term success. Bolles recently teamed up with Mariah Singleton to assist him with video editing and various other aspects of the business, saying she is “fantastic with a camera.” The tech-savvy efforts made by Singleton have enabled a

Mariah Singleton and Mark Bolles of Super Source Media LLC. Photo provided.

smooth “transitioning” to quality video production, Bolles added. Last year, Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly hired Bolles to make promotional videos during her somewhat

contentious political race. “My videos were top-notch during the campaign,” Kelly admitted at the ribbon cutting. From the beginning, Bolles also has partnered with local artist Nick

Martinez to capture the essence of the equine culture that surrounds the Saratoga Race Course. According to Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce Membership Director Joseph Russell, Super Source Media is officially a new chamber member. But he explained that a “tremendous relationship” with Bolles already exists. Most chamber members recognize Bolles because of his active involvement in the city’s business community as a photographer—oftentimes for Saratoga TODAY. Russell added that Bolles would be invited to chamber events for networking purposes, and that Super Source Media would be further assisted by increased exposure through the chamber’s website and social media links.


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Bonacio, Buicko Make National List for CRE Success

Sonny Bonacio. File photo.

Dave Buicko. Photo provided.

ALBANY — The parent company of the Albany Business Review recently named Sonny Bonacio of Bonacio Construction and Galesi Group President and CEO Dave Buicko as top “influencers” of commercial real estate (CRE) in their respective communities. The American City Business Journals, which publishes the Albany Business Review and more than 40 similar weeklies nationwide for 3.6 million subscribers, named Bonacio and Buicko among 100 executives in its recent listing of Business Journals’ Influencers: Commercial Real Estate. According to the Business Journals, Bonacio Construction marks 30 years of operation in

2018. The company evolved from completing deck installations and home additions in 1988 to develop more than 1.2 million square feet of condominiums, apartments, retail outlets and other real estate in Saratoga Springs. Led by Buicko, the Rotterdambased Galesi Group has developed 12 million square feet of industrial, commercial and residential buildings, including the $150 million Mohawk Harbor project and—in partnership with Rush Street Gaming—the $330 million Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady, the listing indicated. Bonacio and Buicko also have partnered on several construction projects, the Business Journals reported.

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CHAD BEATTY Q. Position at Saratoga TODAY? A. Owner/Publisher

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

Q. What do you like to do in your free time? A. Train Jiu-Jitsu, Rock Climb, and play board games with family.

Q. Favorite movie?

A. Kill Bill is a classic. The cinematography, iconic music and clever dialogue are brilliant. It is a modern interpretation, with a graphic twist, of the classic ‘Kung Fu theater’ genre. My wife HATES it.

Q. Dogs or cats? A. Dogs.

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

A. That’s tough one, there have been so many incredible humans throughout history... I will say Mother Theresa.

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

A. First, ever since I became a father I cry all the time with anything to do with children. Second, I am the guardian of my sister who has a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome which leaves her 100 percent disabled.

Saratoga Hospital Imaging Deemed Top Quality SARATOGA SPRINGS — Following a rigorous approval process, Saratoga Hospital has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology, the highest form of national recognition that an imaging department can receive. The DICOE designation applies to the imaging facilities at both the hospital and Wilton Medical Arts locations. It recognizes excellence at multiple levels—including the professional staff, the technology and the policies and procedures the organization follows—and superior patient care. Highly skilled technologists

perform Saratoga Hospital’s medical-imaging services, and board-certified physicians read the results. The various services provided are accredited by the American College of Radiology, and this new designation assures the public that they exceed the highest standards of care. For more information, visit

Northwestern Mutual Anniversary SARATOGA SPRINGS — This year, Charles E. Martin celebrates his 35th anniversary as a financial representative at Northwestern Mutual in Saratoga Springs. Martin joined Northwestern Mutual in 1983 as a wealth management advisor. He is part of a network of specialists offering a

wide array of products, expert guidance and innovative solutions to a variety of needs and goals.

Morrison Gets SBA Nod SARATOGA SPRINGS — Sinclair Saratoga owner Hilary Morrison was recognized for her entrepreneurship this week by the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) during a luncheon in Albany. Adirondack Trust nominated Morrison, who opened Sinclair Saratoga at 17 Maple Avenue last year. On Thursday, May 3 she attended the SBA’s 20th Annual Excellence Awards at the Albany Marriott, along with the owners of more than a dozen other area businesses. The event is part of the SBA’s National Small Business Week.


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by Brendan O’Meara for Saratoga TODAY

Doesn’t it feel like in any given year the banner ad for the Kentucky Derby is “one of the most competitive fields in history?” By its very nature, the Kentucky Derby is an intensely competitive race for a bouquet of reasons: the random nature of the post draw, the field size, the horses’ questionable stamina, the weather, and the fact that about half the horses in any given year can win the race. Even in 2015, the year American Pharoah—a.k.a. No. 12—won the Derby and subsequently the Triple Crown,

that Derby was a firefight down the lane with Pharoah simply outtalenting and out-grinding Firing Squad and stablemate Dortmund. The rest of the Triple Crown was a bit of a cakewalk for AP12. Point being no matter how you dissect the race, whether you use Racing Forms, Thorographs, or YouTube (the primary handicapping device of your correspondent), the race is always competitive. And it can often have deleterious effects on the horses. This race is traumatic. These horses, especially the ones that run hard, are, for better or

worse, transformed for carrying that burden. Frodo Baggins was never the same after carrying the Ring of Power. “They’re never the same after they win the Derby or the Belmont,” said Hall of Fame trainer and four-time Derby winner Bob Baffert. “They can never be the same.” And who will thus be transformed and be the one with a shot at being No. 13? The Washington Post’s Neil Greenberg gave a mike-dropping breakdown of who he thinks will win the race and take the first of horse racing’s Infinity Stones (Spoiler Alert: It’s Bolt d’Oro), but we’ll get to him and others soon enough. The Derby has essentially the same set of characters every year, which makes it fun and easy to handicap the winner. There’s the Horse or Horses Who Didn’t Race at Two, thus we must hear how nobody has done it since Apollo in 1882. There’s the requisite Dubai Invader, usually the winner of the UAE Derby. There’s the poor sucker who draws Post 1, who should, IMO, gallop around the oval and jog straight to Pimlico no worse for wear. There’s the yearly Todd Squad (say what you will, but Todd Pletcher is a mutant). The equation is the same, only the names change. History stacks against a select few, but the two who seem the most likely to buck the trends are Justify and Mendelssohn, the unraced-at-two colt and the Dubai colt. One ran a blisteringly fast race to win the Santa Anita Derby and the other won the UAE Derby and looked like Secretariat doing it. The latter is a globe trotter who seems to have not only the speed but the disposition to handle the rigors of 10 crowded furlongs. We’d be remiss to skim over

Pletcher’s herd, namely Audible. At this point the number of Pletcher’s Derby Starters to Wins Ratio starters, his “batting average” if you will, is a tired point and should be embalmed and entombed in the storylines of yesteryear. He’s transcended that very point by winning two Derbys with what turned out to be very average three year olds. And plenty of gifted and skilled trainers have gifted and skilled horses and never reach the Derby. Pletcher still pleases his owners every year giving them a shot at the most coveted race on the calendar. Audible, despite a fairly weak top and bottom immediate family, boasts Harlan’s Holiday as his grandsire, a winner of the Florida Derby and Blue Grass Stakes. Post 5 for the son of Into Mischief is a nice spot to be in near the fence but not too far. Bolt d’Oro won a key race at two (the Frontrunner), a race won by future Derby winners in American Pharoah and Nyquist. Being the son of Medaglia d’Oro makes him look even nicer. Bolt d’Oro also gets the services of Victor Espinoza, a three-time Derby-winning jock. “Victor said, ‘Wow, I’ve got my fourth Derby win,’” said Mick Ruis, Bolt d’Oro’s trainer. “I said, ‘I sure hope so.’” With all the speed and tactical speed filling up the past performances, who’s the one to peak and break on through to the other side? Will we see a blanket finish with so many of the horses rationing speed? Or will one horse separate and win by daylight? What we do know, if nothing else, is the race will be—you guessed it—competitive. Brendan O’Meara is an independent writer and author of Six Weeks in Saratoga. He also hosts The Creative Nonfiction Podcast.

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Local Kids Blow Into the Windy City Photos provided.

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY BALLSTON SPA — The KidWind Challenge, a middle and high school student challenge is the “ultimate wind energy learning experience for students,” said the official website. When students partake in the challenge they discover the promise and limitations of wind energy technology, design, build, and test a functional creative wind turbine, and compete with their peers in a supportive environment. Students from Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School in Malta, team name Cool Breeze, are traveling to Chicago for nationals on May 8-10. Cool Breeze is made up of juniors from Galway School and Fort Edward School; Erik Malanoski, Lindsey Gilesky, Jacob O’Brien, and Christian Hines from Galway and Derek Lyons from Fort Edward. The team is coached by John Balet, an instructor with the Clean Technologies and Sustainable

Industries Early College High School Program at Ballston Spa. He facilitated the KidWind project in the classroom for the past three years within a transdisciplinary classroom of juniors with a math and English teacher. On March 17, the team qualified to participate in the KidWind Regional Competition at the GE Renewable Energy Headquarters in Schenectady. Placing second in that competition secured them an invitation to the national competition in Chicago. “They did not simply design

a turbine to produce power. Although this design was a big part of the competition, the team’s knowledge of wind energy, production, marketing, and ultimate environmental implications brought them to a qualifying position at the GE competition,” said Balet via email. The team is attaining the funds for the trip through a variety of sources, it is not gifted to them through the school or competition. “The engineering design process we use in this 2-week unit plays a significant role in

the students’ competitive edge. The concepts of wind energy are researched and then students apply what they learn to basic blade designs. As the students form self-selected teams to complete the classroom KidWind challenge, the instructors do not simply provide the answers, but rather the guidance to suggest different ideas and approaches to the designs. There is a lot of trial and error throughout the process. This student team relayed this fact to the judges at the GE competition as they discussed their successes,

the challenges they faced both with the design and with their peers as they collaborated on the project, and all that they learned from the numerous failed designs. Ultimately, the judges were impressed with the students’ knowledge of wind energy as well as their candid discussions of the real challenges they faced and how they overcame them,” he explained. This is the third year that the Clean Tech ECHS has had a team participate in the National KidWind Challenge.

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Saratoga Independent School to Host Annual Kite & Flight Festival SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saratoga Independent School (SIS) will be hosting its 10th annual Kite & Flight Festival. Each spring, SIS presents this free fun-filled day inviting the entire community to celebrate with us. Last year’s event drew over 250 attendees. Hosted on Saratoga Independent School’s 60-acre campus, there is plenty of room for kites, flying machines of all sorts, and outside games, activities and contests! The day will include: • Kites! Bring your own or purchase onsite. • Drones! Bring your own. • Rocket Making Kits! • Planes! Balsa wood and paper airplane contests. • Face-painting • Balloon Artist

EDUCATION BRIEFS • Bounce house and rock climbing wall • Petting Zoo • Live music with Trail of Fate • Giffy’s BBQ Chicken and Cooley’s Ice Cream Truck

Saratoga Springs CSD Universal PreKindergarten Program SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs City School District is currently accepting contact information for the mailing list for the Universal PreKindergarten program for the 2018-19 school year. To be eligible for the program, children must be four years old on or before December 1, 2018 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

Albany School Wins Garden Through Tom’s of Maine and Terracycle Contest ALBANY — Shaker Road Elementary is the winner of an outdoor garden made from recycled natural care waste. The school won the garden by garnering the most votes in the Tom’s of Maine and TerraCycle contest that was open to schools enrolled in the Hannaford Helps Schools initiative. The grand prize garden includes raised beds made from recycled natural care waste collected through Tom’s of Maine’s and TerraCycle’s Natural Care Recycling Program. The Natural Care Recycling Program is a free recycling program and is open to any interested individual, school, office, or community organization that wants to protect the planet

YMCA Outstanding Students and Educator Award Presented to BSHS Students and Staff BALLSTON SPA — Ballston Spa High School Seniors Dominique Amezquita, Whitney Wright, Julia Barnum and Jacqueline Blazejeski were recognized, along with Social Studies teacher and Instructional Team Leader Mr. Daniel Hornick, by the Southern Saratoga Regional YMCA as Outstanding Students and Educator.

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Meet the Board of Education Candidates Night in Ballston Spa BALLSTON SPA — A Meet the Board Candidates Night will be held on Monday, May 7 in the Ballston Spa High School library at 7:30 p.m. The High School’s Participation in Government classes will facilitate the evening to give area residents a chance to learn more about the four candidates running for the Ballston Spa CSD Board of Education. There are three full term (three year) Board seats up for election this year, commencing in July 2018. Interested voters will select from the following list of candidates at the polls: Michael O’Donnell, Jason Fernau, Eric Davenport and Christiane Farnan.

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The annual statewide School Budget Vote and Board of Education Elections will be held May 15 from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. District residents vote in either the Malta Town Hall (residents of Malta) or the Ballston Spa High School (residents of Milton, Ballston and Charlton). School Pride Day exhibits will be located at both sites and student

performances will be held in the High School. A Middle/High School Art Show, Penny Harvest Check Awards Presentation, a BBQ and an ice cream social are also being held at the High School during the afternoon/ evening. Please check the district newsletter, the website at www. or call 518-884-7195 for additional information.

and make a difference. For each piece of waste sent in using a prepaid shipping label, collectors earn money towards donations to the school or charity of their choice. To learn more about the Natural Care Recycling Program, please visit

AngelSense: How GPS can Affect Special Needs Childrens’ Quality of Life Nearly 33 percent of special needs children who wander will require emergency medical attention. Children with autism are especially subject to wander away from their parents or caretakers. This is a constant stress for parents of children with special needs. There have been far too many stories of children wandering away unnoticed or unable to be found in time and have unfortunately died. Most recently in Rochester, a 14-year-old boy wandered away from school and was found a few

17 days later. A study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics explored how electronic tracking devices impact special needs families. The study found that in addition to keeping special children safe, the tracking devices actually improved a family’s overall quality of life.

Tedisco: Time to Stop Using Standardized Tests as the “Holy Grail” SARATOGA COUNTY — Sen. Jim Tedisco introduces new legislation to end the testing madness for kids in grades 3-8 that robs children of their love of learning and teachers of their creativity. Tedisco’s legislation (S.8301), which he introduced with Sen. Carl Marcellino, is the same bill as one just put forth in the Assembly which decouples teacher evaluations from the grade 3-8 standardized ELA and Math tests.


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Maple Avenue Middle School, 515 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs 518-580-1782

For children who have a passion for the performing arts or would like to try something new, Saratoga Children’s Theatre (SCT) summer camp is a dream come true. Saratoga Children’s Theatre offers performance camps for ages 4-18 years. At SCT we hire dedicated professionals that will enhance your child’s awareness for the arts while enjoying a great summer camp experience! For more information please visit There will be NO Camp on July 4th.


These stars-to-be will learn to explore their creativity through music, storytelling, movement, and arts. Both fun and educational, we have created our Rising Stars program to provide a warm and nurturing environment, giving campers the opportunity to gain a wonderful introduction to the theatre arts. Camp hours 9am-3pm; RISING STAR camps are full day (9am-3pm) and half day (9am-12pm). Disney Magic (½ Day) Pirates & Mermaids (½ Day) Lions, Tigers & Bears Oh, MY! (½ Day) Hawaiian Luau Disney Villains I love Pop Music Pirates & Mermaids I love Broadway The Muppets Lions, Tigers & Bears Oh, MY!


July 2 - 13 July 16 - 27 July 30 - August 10 July 2 - 6 July 9 - 13 July 16 - 20 July 23 - 27 July 30 - August 3 August 6 - 10 August 13 - 17

Campers will learn all aspects of performance, and will have the opportunity to perform in a show at the end of camp and they are open to the public. Camp hours are 9am-3pm; KIDS camps are 2 weeks.

Honk Jr. July 2 - 13: Performance July 13 at 11am & 2pm Everything’s Groovy July 16 - 27: Performance July 27 at 11am & 2pm Willy Wonka Kids July 30 - August 10: Performance August 10 at 11am & 2pm The above performances are at Maple Avenue Middle School Music Room where we will create a stage and backstage area, 515 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs.


Campers will learn all aspects of performance, and will have the opportunity to perform in a show at the end of camp and they are open to the public. Camp hours are 9am-3pm; JUNIOR camps are 2 or 3 weeks. Legally Blonde Addams Family Camp Rock

July 2 - 13 July 16 - August 3 August 6 - 17

The above performances are at Maple Avenue Middle School, 515 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs on Thursday afternoons and Friday evenings.


Campers will learn all aspects of performance, and will have the opportunity to perform 3 performances per camp and a preview at Trombley Auditorium, Maple Avenue Middle School accompanied by a live band. Disney’s The Little Mermaid July 20 at 7pm & July 21 at 1pm & 7pm Anything Goes August 10 at 7pm & August 11 at 1pm & 7pm The above performances are at Maple Avenue Middle School Trombley Auditorium, 515 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs.

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HOME & Garden

Find it at the

New Malta Flea Market

by Megin Potter for Saratoga TODAY Bowling Alley Table.

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Keep those bare walls from closing in on you this spring with conversation-worthy inspiration at the new Malta Flea Market.

“I’m always absolutely intrigued by the artistry these people have,” said the market’s founder, Jim O’Connell. Harvest of the Hunter & Gatherer When Jim O’Connell sees a banjo frame, he envisions the mirror that it can become. A selection of beautiful brass and vintage Bennington marbled doorknobs are given a second life affixed to a flat board as a commissioned coatrack. Bolt a motorcycle tire to a cast iron frame, top it with rounded glass and there’s suddenly a structural new table that people can’t help but notice. “I wish I had a dollar for everyone that said, ‘That’s so cool!’” recalls O’Connell. The Glens Falls native took a spin buying and selling restored and upcycled furniture and doing the show circuit full-time before switching gears and committing to Cap Com Federal Credit Union as marketing specialist in 2000. “I was happy but I worked really hard. Still, it stays in your blood,” he recalls of his time spent

refurbishing furniture pieces. He never gave up on his passion however, and this year he has made it easier for area vendors to connect with the artisans, designers, hobbyists and home owners looking for unique, useful materials to ignite their own creativity and fill their empty spaces. O’Connell has organized the Malta Flea Market into a collection of more than 60 vendors, some of which he’s hand-picked from shows across the region, selling a choice selection of better quality pieces at an ideal price that leaves room for creative reinvention and a comfortable turn-around profit. There are vendors who do Tarot Card readings and two offering chair massages joining the local craftspeople whose brand names you may recognize, as well as private collectors selling furniture, artwork, antiques, vintage clothing, interesting car parts, toys and more. In addition to being the show’s lead, O’Connell continues to be both collector and craftsman. “I’ve been finding really cool things and getting people who have been asking me to build them things, and needed a place to sell them,” he said. A Foraging Festival Flea market foragers are familiar with the miraculous phenomenon of finding just what they’re looking for at an unbelievably good price. As a

Glass farm wheel table.

Banjo mirror.

seasoned shopper, O’Connell has encountered these amazing opportunities first hand. After finding an extraordinary pair of matching 6’ step ladders, he then was able to find the exact oak boards he was looking for, at the bargain price of just $20 and transform them into a bookshelf. “It was absolutely perfect! I couldn’t get the money out of my pocket fast enough,” he said. Garden enhancements including galvanized steel pieces such as weathervanes, trellises and Shepard’s hook stands, wooden signage, outdoor architectural, terra cotta and cement planters and accessories will also be available at the market. “It’s that piece that will give me that final accent I need,” O’Connell often hears. continued to next page...

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Bowling Alley Table. (Bowling pins are used as the table’s legs!)

continued from previous page... Beyond the items he finds and sells, it’s the people he meets that spark his imagination. “To me, the most fun thing is just talking to people and getting their stories, there’s an actual interaction between people,” he said. The Malta Flea Market, at 2785 Route 9, in Malta, will be open rain or shine 7:30 a.m.


until 3:30 p.m., May 12, June 9, July 7 and September 15. The entrance fee is $2/vehicle (half of which will be donated to CAP COM Cares Foundation). The drive-in snack bar will be serving breakfast sandwiches and other refreshments. Vendor applications are still being accepted. For more information go to

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22 HOME & Garden PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS TOWN OF BALLSTON 14 Everson Way, $303,000. Charles Noxon sold property to James Sposit. 56 Cypress St., $356,635. Heritage Builders Group LLC sold property to Debra Brown. 1445 Route 50, $372,000. New York Development Group Kensington LLC sold property to Kensington Court Apartments LLC. 227 Round Lake Rd., $124,500. Fannie Mae sold property to Jazzed Estates and Property Solutions LLC.

CLIFTON PARK 256 Ushers Rd., $640,000. Ballston Spa National Bank sold property to Two Hundred Sixty Two Ushers LLC. 15 Heritage Pointe, $468,000. Sharath Nagaraja and Gayathri Jayakumar sold property to Satish Kodali and Nischala Ammannagari.

502 Schauber Rd., $60,000. Ballston Realty LLC sold property to Ballston Lake New Ventures LLC. 12 Tulip Terrace, $260,000. Kevin and Emily Galarneau sold property to Eric and Jennifer Roberts. 7 Sherman Oaks, $361,000. Lorna Ciancio sold property to Michael and Dolores Grygus. 25 Baltusrol Dr., $265,100. Karen Keis and Peter Gonczlik sold property to Daniel and Linda Jacques. 13 Cathedral Court, $215,000. Peter Belmonte, Jr. sold property to Capital Home Buyers LLC. 6 Juniper Dr., $295,000. William Vopelak (by Atty) sold property to John Dodsworth. 14 Twilight Dr., $282,000. Christopher and Noelle Schall sold property to Brian and Mallory Sheldon.

323 Ushers Rd., $257,500. DRA and S LLC sold property to WACOG LLC. 1906 Route 9, $350,000. Douglas and Donald Martin sold property to Synergy Park LLC. 24 Greenlea Dr., $282,000. Robert and Elisa Gray sold property to Paul and Tina Derrico. 6 Terrace Court, $261,000. David McCue and Judyth Krupski sold property to Kathleen and Keith Whaley. 1379 Route 9, $21,500. Michael and Cynthia Lisuzzo sold property to Megan Berardi and Levi Pascher. 2 Maureen Court, $348,000. John Ferguson (by Exec and Trustee) and Joan Labarge (by Atty) sold property to Matthew and Morgan Gallant.

CORINTH 99 Lemont Ave., $195,264. Chad Bardin sold property to Tyler Bowman. 11 Ryans Ridge, $265,000. Babson Homes LLC sold property to Jesse and Megan Pospisil. 179 Heath Rd., $69,750. CKT Enterprises LLC sold property to Ashley Bullard and J. Whipple.

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79 Hamilton Ave., $74,643. James Boisvert sold property to U.S. Bank Trust (as Trustee). 29 Wall St., and 37 Wall St., $60,000. Roger Dayton sold property to Geraldine Randall.

GALWAY 1106 W. Galway Rd., $268,823. Melissa Dannenberg, Michael and Mary Catalano sold property to Midland States Bank. Sunnyside Rd., $19,000. Galway Co Op Com LLC sold property to Robert Palmateer. 6317 NYS Route 29, $175,000. Lillian and Ryan Rolfe sold property to Northern Lake Properties.

GREENFIELD 269 S. Greenfield Rd., $377,000. Janet Vitek (as Trustee) sold property to Lionello Iandiorio. 69 Bringham Rd., $629,000. Lucio Ditoro (as Trustee) sold property to Kenneth and Diane Taub. 11 Bloomfield Rd., $62,500. Nancy McNeary (as Trustee) and William McNeary (by Trustee) sold property to Frederick McNeary, Jr.

MALTA 14 Sienna Dr., $385,000. Charles and Donna Chisholm sold property to Yinjie Ding and Jie Zha. 49 Weston Way, $308,785. Barbera Homes Malta Springs LLC sold property to Joseph and Jean Botta. 3 Hearthwood Dr., $225,000. Daniel and Linda Jacques sold property to Francis and Carly Foti. 371 Malta Ave., $200,850. James Koines sold property to Todd and Holly Stach. 2435 Route 9, $435,000. Pine Crest Trailer Park LLC sold property to Joseph Hanson. 73 Ordelia Lane, $329,485. Farone Amedore LLC sold property to Emily Tonkin. 106 3rd St., $236,000. Michael Nolan sold property to Brian and Katie Tifft. 13 Lake Ridge Dr., $370,000. Emmett and Jayne McCarthy sold property to Kevin and Claudette Kotarski.

MILTON 78 Hoffman Court, $50,000. Tra Tom Development Inc. sold property to Christopher and Jennifer Johnson and Michael and Colleen Creager.

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PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS 1 Pinewood Lane, $98,000. Deutsch Bank Nations Trust Company (by Atty) sold property to Scott Mielewski. 912 MacArthur Dr., $50,000. Tra Tom Development Inc. sold property to Joshua and Stephanie Stephen. 284 Milton Ave., $100,000. Rebecca Antolick, Debra Bashore, Susan Cinella, Nancy Monaco, and Patrick Morse (by Admin) sold property to Steven Bell. 34 Huntington Way, $360,268. Brookview Court Inc. sold property to Brenda and Charles Clark, Jr. 11 Fawn Dr., 256,000. Jason and Danielle York sold property to Taquawn and Mary Monrose. 26 Ford St., $207,500. Craig and Rachel Sweeney sold property to Cecile Picard. 302 Emmett St., $226,000. Dixon Freeman sold property to Thomas Cousineau and Kelly Harmon. 19 Linden Court, $240,000. William and Constance Birdsall sold property to Daphne Forezzi. 10 Laurel Lane, $230,000. Anthony Sestito sold property to Jason and Jennifer Snyder. 622 Minuteman Lane, $177,083. Patricia Cox Obeid sold property to David Greco.

MOREAU 6 Hazen Place, $205,800. Bank of New York Mellon (as Trustee, by Atty) sold property to Kenneth Beecher. 104 Fort Edward Rd., $153,000. James B. Farley, Timothy Farley, Robin Roumeliotis, James D. Farley, Shane Farley sold property to Stephanie and James D. Farley. 108 Fort Edward Rd., $27,000. James B. Farley, Timothy Farley and Robin Roumeliotis sold property to Stephanie and James D. Farley.

NORTHUMBERLAND 26 Schuyler Way North, $110,000. Eleanor Mager (by Exec) sold property to Cheryl Hotaling.

TOWN OF SARATOGA 23 Eagles Way, $200,000. Todd Hill sold property to Ethan Bain. 149 Fitch Rd., $460,000. Cosmopolitan Ventures LLC sold property to Cardinal Signature Holdings LLC.

SARATOGA SPRINGS 34 Benedict St., $600,841. DGD Holdings LLC, Goodhue Wilton Properties Inc. sold property to Theresa and Juan Becerra. 20 Lakeview Rd., $410,000. Robert and Julie Frieze sold property to Christopher and Joelle Gould.

2 Patricia Lane, $470,000. Debra Verni sold property to Matthew and Sachmarie Crowley. 268 Broadway, Unit 509, $720,000. 262 Broadway LLC sold property to Oluwaseuna Adetayo. 42 West Circular St., $403,000. Reid James sold property to Kellie Decker. 437 Crescent Ave., $990,000. Thomas Roberts (as Trustee) sold property to William Cotter. 5 Collins Terrace, $475,000. Thomas and Margaret Roohan sold property to Grammies Birch Run LLC.

STILLWATER 984 Hudson Ave., $159,520. William Deo and Christen McBride sold property to Jason Mosier. 31 Walden Circle, $476,758. Amedore Homes Inc. sold property to Quynh Doan and Tram Pham. 3 Aft Court, $500,000. Douglas and Carol Post sold property to Karen Smith. 5 Whitney Rd. South, $348,000. Patrick and Susan Hudkins sold property to Timothy and Jennifer Thate. 88 Brickhouse Rd., $155,000. Debbie Beaulieu sold property to Brooke Stark and Rourk Marlow.

WILTON 2 Ushu Court, $75,000. Kain Development LLC sold property to DeGraff Bloom Custom Builders Inc. 1 Kerry Court, $412,000. John Forester (as Trustee) sold property to Bruce and Laura Bradigan. 13 Fenimore Place, $440,000. Michael and Sandra Muller sold property to Timothy Reynolds and Kathy Theroux. 166 Jones Rd., $200,000. Antoinette Huryk sold property to Lesa Farrell. 7 Woodlake Dr., $285,000. Leonard and Lisa Stein sold property to Nicholas and Dawn Neville.

46 Burnham Rd., $377,000. Luigi Cicero sold property to Matthew and Amy Brooks. 21 Brookside Dr., $425,000. Barbara Primeau sold property to Sean and Wendi Kerls. 97 Cobble Hill Dr., $361,000. Rocky and Sara Fittizzi sold property to Gary and Stephanie Battell. 4507 Route 50, $220,000. Bank of New York Mellon (as Trustee by Atty) sold property to Katelyn Mulry. 385 Gurn Springs Rd., $1,850,000. Wood Stone Gansevoort LLC sold property to Coldbrook at Saratoga LLC. 41 FTA 39 Traver Rd., $225,000. William and Judy Morris sold property to Jessica Hanehan.



Week of May 4 – May 10, 2018

Move to High Rock begins cycle of seasonal growth

High Rock Park Wednesdays | 3 - 6 p.m. Saturdays | 9 - 1 p.m.

by Himanee Gupta-Carlson for Saratoga TODAY Photos by Eric Jenks. Eggs and ham sizzling; vendors in flannel cupping cups of coffee; a ribbon cutting and the clang of a bell. These sights, smells, and sounds are markers of the Saratoga

Farmers’ Market outdoor season at High Rock Park. The market celebrates the start of its outdoor season at 9 a.m. Saturday, with a short step back to the past: acknowledgement of a City of Saratoga Springs commemorating the market’s 40th anniversary, welcomes from Mayor Meg Kelly and State Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, and introductions of some of the market’s original vendors. Then the ribbon will be cut and the season will begin. Going outdoors for farmers, home food producers, and other local creators of artisanal foods and crafts is like a seasonal ritual, transitioning the farming cycle away from the stored foods of winter and moving toward the new growth of spring and bounty of summer and fall. “Farmers feed us,” says Anna Mae Clark, one of the market’s original vendors. “That’s something people sometimes forget.” The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is about feeding the body as well as the senses. The market is a producer-only market that ensures at least 70 percent of its vendors will be purely agricultural while also creating space for other local businesses to thrive.

Scotch Ridge Berry Farm.

The result is a community fest every Saturday morning and Wednesday afternoon that involves eating alongside entertainment and education about living in synch with the seasons. This week, check out the big bags of spinach from Owl Wood Farm, $1 off. Visit Grandma Apple’s Cheesecakes and pick up two individual sized cheesecakes for $8, or $4.50 for one. And for your

M&A Farm.

garden stop by Scotch Ridge Berry Farm, which will be among the vendors offering vegetable starts. The market will have community tables and a free children’s activity as it does every week. Running the River will perform, as it does on the first Saturday of each month, helping to make music also a market staple. “Knowing one another is a means of helping one another

Anna Mae Clark rings the market bell.

when possible or when necessity occurs,” says Clark. “May we see 50 years, then 75 years and 100 years of operating as a farmers’ market.” The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is 3 - 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturdays at High Rock Park. Look for us on the new FreshFoodNY app. For volunteer opportunities, contact friends@

Saturday Market Vendors at High Rock Park 2018

• Argyle Cheese Factory • Balet Flowers & Design, LLC • Ballston Lake Apiaries • Battenkill Valley Creamery • Burger Farm • Captain Kernel • Cherish Natural Soap • Clark Dahlia Gardens & Greenhouses • Clyde O’Scope Farm • Collar City Hard Pressed • Dancing Ewe Farm • Denison Farm • Dickinson’s Delights • Elihu Farm • Erin Luciani • Euro Delicacies • Facchini Food Services, LLC • Feathered Antler • Freddy’s Rockin’ Hummus • Giovanni Fresco • Gómez VeggieVille • Grandma Apple’s Cheesecakes • Green Jeans Market Farm • Halls Pond Farm

• Humiston’s Vegetables • Kokinda Farm • Lake George Distilling Company, LLC • Lewis Waite Farm • Longlesson Farm • M & A Farm • Mangiamo, LLC • Mariaville Mushroom Men • Moxie Ridge Farm • Mrs. London’s • Nettle Meadow • Old World Farm • Oliva Vineyards • Otrembiak Farm • Owl Wood Farm • Petra Pocket Pies • Pleasant Valley Farm • Puckers Gourmet • Pura Vida Fisheries, Inc • R&G Cheese Makers • Ramble Creek Farm • Rock Hill Bakehouse • Row to Hoe Farm • Saratoga Apple

• Saratoga Chocolate Co. • Saratoga Crackers • Saratoga Peanut Butter Co. • Saratoga Suds ‘n’ Stuff • Scotch Ridge Berry Farm • Slate Valley Farms • Slyboro Cider House • Something’s Brewing • Springbrook Hollow Distillery • The Chocolate Spoon • The Food Florist • The Smoothie Shoppe, Inc. • Underwood’s Greenhouse / Shushan Valley Hydro Farm • Vital Eats • Wild Things Rescue Nursery • Yankee Distillers, LLC • Zoe Burghard Ceramics • Muddy Trails Jerky • Saratoga Spicery • Reach Creative • Momma’s Secret Salad Dressing and Marinades • Mugzy’s Bakery • Candy’s Cupcakery



Week of May 4 – May 10, 2018


by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY


my Foodie Friends. My mother-in-law’s most-used kitchen appliance is her food processor. She’s a serious home cook and uses the food processor daily for chopping vegetables, making sauces, grating cheese, and just about every other food prep task. They’re the ultimate partner in meal-making. From pestos to pie doughs, the mighty food processors really up my kitchen game. Here are the top five ways that they can be used every day to help save Mom time in the kitchen. 1. Knife work A food processor can be used for knife work – use it on ingredients that are not so obvious. Chop nuts, grind toast and heels into breadcrumbs, and pulse crunchy cookies into crumbly sprinkles for ice cream sundaes. Mince fresh garlic in the processor. It’s the first layer of flavor that can be used in favorite savory suppers, and the food processor preps it in no time. Use the same S-blade to chop all the fresh herbs.

2. Blending Smoothies for breakfast, soups for lunch, sauces for supper – any time of day, fresh, frozen, and roasted produce blend together beautifully in the food processor. The key is to pulse together the chunky fruits and vegetables, and then thin them out as they whip around the bowl by pouring liquid through the spout. Spoon Greek yogurt, squeeze some honey, and pour milk into blended strawberries, bananas, and spinach or kale in the morning. Transform leftover veggies, or roasted ones that were just past their prime, into a satisfying soup with a pour of broth through the spout. And deliciously finish hot-off-the-grill chicken with a simple sauce made of some combination of fresh herbs, toasted nuts, hard cheese, and olive oil. 3. Baking That’s right, for baking. A food processor can be used for homemade pie dough that wows. The sharpness of the S-blade is perfect for cutting ice cold butter into flour without melting it at all (which is strategic for achieving buttery pockets and flaky layers in the final product). Shortbread cookie dough, crepe batter, and cake batters also mix together magically in the food processor. 4. Shredding Food processors make easy work of homemade slaws, chopped salads, quick breads, and pizzas too. From cabbage to Brussels sprouts to carrots and zucchinis for cake, sturdy veggies that are timeconsuming to break down, evenly

and effortlessly shred in seconds when pushed through the processor. And, in moments, hunks of cheese are made over into fluffy mounds for melting onto homemade pizzas, casseroles, and anything Mexican. 5. Sorbet Here’s a sweet surprise for you! Freeze strawberries in resealable containers and pull them out just before you’re ready to serve dessert. Using the S-blade, then, blend the fruit to a fine consistency, add a dash of sugar, a pinch of salt, and a tear of fresh basil, and you will have made the healthiest, yummiest berry-basil sorbet in town. Spoon it out of the processor bowl to enjoy right away, and be sure to transfer leftovers to an airtight container to freeze for later. These are a fraction of the benefits of using a Food Processor. At Compliments to the Chef, we carry the Magimix Food Processor. This beautiful product is produced and manufactured by Robot-Coupe which is a French company that has been making food processors for over 40 years. Recently, a customer came in and told us that her mother, who lives in France, has had this Food Processor for years! The founder of the Magimix Food Processor invented one of the very first food processors, the electric model which very much set the style for food processors from then until now. Their tools have a reputation for being solid and well-built; you’ll find Robot-Coupe processors in many restaurant kitchens. Robot-Coupe’s original idea was to create a single machine that could perform a variety of

tasks for professional chefs (such as chopping, grinding, kneading, shredding). Invented by Magimix and manufactured entirely in France, the multifunction food processor has become an invaluable help for everyday cooking and special gourmet occasions. The Magimix Food Processor was once acclaimed by The New York Times as: “The culinary revolution of the 20th Century.” Facts about the Magimix Food Processor: The motor automatically adjusts its power depending on what’s in the mixing bowl; there are 3 buttons to access all functions; it includes an accessory box for compact and safe storage; all accessories are dishwasher safe as well as the Main bowl; includes Midi and Mini bowls. Each bowl functions independently allowing you to carry out several tasks in succession. The main bowl: for all preparations of large quantity. Midi bowl: for all types of slicing and grating; Mini bowl: with specific mini blade for small quantities. The Magimix has a powerful and efficient ultra-quiet induction, direct drive equals better output (no belt, no gears, no parts that wear out) motor with a 30 year guarantee. All parts and accessories are also made in France

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Office for the Aging Lunch Program

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and come with a 3 year guarantee. The components include stainless steel blades and discs made in Thiers (the world-renowned French cutlery capital) and Sabatier seal of approval (the reference in high-class kitchen knives). Favorite details: This food processor, compared to others feels solid. Even when making heavy doughs, it doesn’t hop and skip across the counter. The motor is very powerful, and very quiet. It just does its job; you don’t even have to scrape the bowl down between adding ingredients. The bowls stack inside each other, too. When you are using the smallest bowl to process something (herbs, nuts, pesto, for instance), you stack it right inside the large bowl. This makes changing out bowls very quick, and it lets the processor work without an extra spindle; it just works with any bowl that’s on at the moment. Also, there are only three buttons: Off, On, Pulse. If you turn it on the motor runs until you hit off. Pulse just pulses the blade while you’re holding the button down. The bowl washes out easily, without too many nooks and crannies for food to get stuck in. Think Mom. Mother’s Day is next weekend. Stop by Compliments to the Chef located at 33 Railroad Place, as you are looking for “Cool tools” to help save Mom time in the kitchen. We all look forward to those incredible dishes that create and bring back memories that Moms make. Remember Foodie Friends, “Life Happens in the Kitchen.”

Served at the Saratoga Senior Center










• Tuna Salad (Cold Plate) • Macaroni Salad • Marinated Vegetable Salad • Peaches

• Chicken Cacciatore • Pasta & Sauce • Zucchini • Yellow Sqash • Yogurt

• Seafood Newburg over Rice • carrots • Dinner Roll • Tropical Fruit

• Roast Beef with Gravy • Mashed Potatoes • Peas • Plum Fruit

• Pasta with Meatballs • Parmesan Cheese • Green Beans • Chocolate Pudding

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

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HOME & Garden

Week of May 4 – May 10, 2018

Bluebirds Written & Photographed by Peter Bowden for Saratoga TODAY I welcome any sign that spring is near. One of those signs is seeing the first bluebird of the season. Anyone who has ever seen one knows the feeling of surprise and joy that accompanies

a bluebird sighting. Since they are not overly shy of humans and nest and feed in open areas, bluebirds are some of the easiest birds to watch and learn about. Bluebirds are territorial so once you’ve seen them in an area, odds are good that you’ll be able to visit and observe them on a regular basis. Those with a large lawn or property adjacent to open fields can attract their own resident bluebirds to enjoy on a daily basis during spring and summer. I am lucky to be able to host a pair of bluebirds, and the little effort needed to attract them to your yard is amply rewarded by the color and liveliness they add to the little bit of the world we call our garden. The easiest way to lure bluebirds to your property is to provide bluebird-nesting boxes. If

you would like plans for building a bluebird-nesting box, go to the NYS Bluebird Society website. If you purchase a bluebird box, all you need to know is where to mount it to attract bluebirds. Your bluebird box should be mounted on a metal post. Mounting on trees is not advised, since it may allow predators to gain access to the box. Your bluebird-nesting box should be mounted with the bottom a minimum of 3’ from the ground. 4’ to 5’ is considered optimal. In our cold climate, the box should be mounted with the entrance facing southeast, away from our colder prevailing wind. Since bluebirds hunt for insects in lawns and meadows, it’s best to locate your box adjacent to these open areas. To help fledglings survive, try to place your boxes

Bluebird eggs. Bluebird building a nest.

First brood.

where there is a fencepost or tree within 100’ of the entrance hole. This will give young bluebirds an easy, safe perch to reach on their first flight from the box. Since bluebirds are territorial, nesting boxes should not be placed closer than 300’ apart. If you have swallows in your area, they may compete with bluebirds for nesting boxes. In this situation, it may be necessary to place two boxes 5’ to 15’ apart. The swallows will occupy one box, leaving the other available for the bluebirds. Since bluebirds are on the increase in New York State, properly placing nesting boxes on your property is very likely to attract younger pairs of bluebirds with the possibility that they and their offspring will return to your area year after year.

Mating pair.

To lure nesting bluebirds to your area, have your nesting boxes up as early in spring as possible. If all goes well, you’ll have a nice clutch of eggs by early May. After that, it is simply a matter of keeping the boxes clean and safe. In fall or early in spring before the bluebirds arrive, the nesting box should be cleaned out. Remove any old nesting material and then scrape out dirt and debris with a putty knife or wire brush. Old nesting material should not be left on the ground near the nest but removed from the area to prevent parasites that can harm baby bluebirds in the nest. Washing out the nesting box with a spray of 1/10 bleach/ water will sterilize the box, and it is ready for the season. THANKS FOR THE READ!

Week of May 4 – May 10, 2018



Mother’} Dining & Day Gift Guide

May 13th

Week of May 4 – May 10, 2018

Week of May 4 – May 10, 2018

Mother’} Day Dining & Gift Guide May 13th


30 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 May 4 – May 10, 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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An Event 100 Years in the Making Photos provided.

St. Clement’s School kicked off its centennial celebration last Friday, April 27, at The Platinum Ball. The milestone gala drew close to 270 current and former school parents, community leaders, faculty, staff and church parishioners. Emceed by Saratoga TODAY Publisher Chad Beatty and CBS6 News Anchor Liz Bishop, festivities at the Hall of Springs included a sit-down dinner by Mazzone Hospitality, live and silent auctions, an incredible fireworks display and dancing to musical sensation Garland Nelson, and Soul Session. Kristie and Tom Roohan, Annie and John Krasnicki and Kate and Michael Naughton attended as Centennial Honorary Chairs, along with members of the Byrne family, the event’s presenting sponsor and Platinum Patron. Leading Centennial Saints included the Apy family, the Moser family and the Rigabar family. Appropriately, the evening showcased special “100”-themed projects prepared by the school children. The program also shone the spotlight on two new scholarship funds being launched by the Roohan and Byrne families, and a generous centennial gift from the Moser family that will provide a laptop for each student as he or she enters 3rd grade. At the end of the night, The Platinum Ball grossed close to $245,000 – an extraordinary start to the second century of St. Clement’s School.



Art Exhibit Mechanicville District Library, 190 North Main Street, will host local artist, Frank Coletta, during the month of May. Frank will exhibit a series of watercolors taken from the Mechanicville area. He is a member of the Southern Saratoga Art Society. For more information, visit 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 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. 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 custommade 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. . 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. Ballston Area Senior Monthly Dance Saturday, May 12 at 7 to 10 p.m. The dance will be held at the Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa. There is a $5 entrance fee for non-members. The dance is open to the public and has ample free parking. Members are asked to bring a snack to be shared. Peaceful Country Band will be providing the music. Come and enjoy the fun and dance the night away. Check out our web page, Home Energy Efficiency Workshop Sustainable Saratoga will host the workshop on Tuesday, May 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Saratoga Springs Public Library, Dutcher Community Room. This is a

free workshop for homeowners to encourage participation in the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program. This program provides a free or reduced-cost home energy assessment, incentives and low interest rate financing. The home energy assessment is free for most New York homeowners and there is no obligation to install the recommended home energy improvements. Visit our website energy-efficiency/ or email info@ 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. 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

Week of May 4 – May 10, 2018 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 well-known 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 non-members. For more information contact Sharon at sharonfoxrun@icloud. com or call 518-258-1511 for reservations. Call 518-885-6416 for more information. Open Call for Singers The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society welcomes singers for its June concert, “The Gift of Life.” BHOS is a friendly, non-auditioned chorus that continually produces highly artistic choral performances. Pop into one of our rehearsals to experience the thrill of singing under the inspiring direction of William Jon Gray, a nationally recognized choral director. Just ask any of our singers: they will tell you how much they learn, and how much fun it is. We rehearse 7 p.m. Tuesday nights at the BH-BL High School choral room. Our concert features John Rutter’s “The Gift of Life: Six Canticles of Creation.” The performance is Friday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Glenville. To learn more, go to our website: Still have questions? Call 518-4164060 or find us on Facebook.

Upcoming Meetings Monday, May 7 Saratoga Retired Teachers Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue (Route 9P), Saratoga Springs | Noon Prospective members, please call 518-587-5356 for membership information and reservations. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 234 American Legion Post Home, 19 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 10 Korean War Veterans Association VFW Building, Veterans Way, Saratoga Springs | 1:30 p.m. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, spouses, widows, family and friends are all invited to attend. For further information or an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-5843037. Annual dues for veterans are $10 and $5 for all others. New members are always welcome.

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Week of May 4 – May 10, 2018 Book Fair to Benefit the Academy for Lifelong Learning

Family Friendly Event

FRIDAY, MAY 4 The Academy for Lifelong Learning Storytelling Program The Summit, 1 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. The Kindness of Strangers: Storyteller Kate Dudding shares stories that just may restore your faith in human goodness. Free and open to the public with a reservation. Email vera.kasson@ Seating is limited. 518587-2100, ext. 2415.

Roast Pork Dinner Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, 768 Charlton Road, Charlton, 4 – 6:30 p.m. Menu includes: roast pork, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, vegetables, applesauce, rolls and assorted pies. Price is $11 for adults, $5 for ages 5 – 10, under age 5 is free. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Homeless Vets of Saratoga County.

SATURDAY, MAY 5 Billy Smith Horsemanship Clinic Long Shadows Farm, 84 Dr. Brown Lane, Cambridge, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Billy’s in depth understanding of horses and horsemanship along with a common sense approach to teaching builds the foundation, understanding and confidence to be successful in any discipline. Every horse and owner gets individual time with Billy. $150 for the day. Limited to 8 horses each day. Lunch included. Call 518-858-1595 or email billysmithhorsemanship@ Auditors welcome, $25 for the day. Bring a chair. Juniors audit for free. Long Shadows Horse Rescue and Sanctuary is a public charity.

Barnes and Nobel, Wilton Square, 3029 State Route 50, Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from your purchases going to A.L.L. Stop by the Academy tables for a voucher to give to the cashier when checking out. Grab a free raffle ticket for a $25 gift card. You may also make your purchases online at from May 5-10. Please use book fair ID# 12313573 for all online purchases. For more Academy information, go to

Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship Start point: Saratoga National Historical Park, 648 Route 32, Stillwater 9:30 – 9:55 a.m. A volkswalk is a recreationallypaced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. Registration for each event starts ½ hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. More information is available at

Defensive Driving Class First Baptist Church, 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. New York State approved. Save 10 percent on your base auto insurance for the next three years and receive up to four points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. Fee is $35. Bring a friend and fee is $30 each. A portion of the fee goes to First Baptist Church. Registration is required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788.

A Day of Circus Fun Children’s Museum of Saratoga, 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs, 11a.m. – 2 p.m. Members of the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs’ Circus Arts Club will lead children in a fun and interactive introduction to basic circus skills to help get us in the spirit for Circus Smirkus coming to town July 9 and 10. For other events at the Childen’s Museum, visit


CALENDAR Repair Café’ Information Session Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room, 1 – 2 p.m. Sustainable Saratoga and the Saratoga Springs Public Library are starting a Repair Café - a free community event with the goal of repairing broken objects to extend their life, keeping things out of landfills. We are seeking volunteers who are handy at fixing things (electrical appliances, lamps, textiles, toys, instruments) to help extend the life of broken objects. Visit projects/zero-waste/repair-cafesaratoga-springs or email info@

SUNDAY, MAY 6 Breakfast Buffet Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 8:30 – 11 a.m. Now featuring eggs to order, fruit cocktail, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham, corned beef hash, sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, juice, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: Adults $10, Seniors and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card) $9, Children 5 - 12 $8, Under 5 Free, Take-outs $10. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

150th Anniversary Spring Concert

Adults are expected to attend. This is an outdoor program so please come dressed for the weather. We will go on a short walk, do a simple nature craft, and have a healthy snack. Pre-registration is required, 518-450-0321.

TUESDAY, MAY 8 Garden Readiness Luncheon Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, Noon – 2 p.m. All women are invited to attend. Cost is $15 inclusive. Our Special Feature is Tony Eastwood, Master Gardener. Our Speaker, Pat Wood from Vernon Center NY says Jesus Set Me Free of Unforgiveness. Reservations are required by May 5. Pease call Ellie at 518-584-3779 or Anita at 518-583-4043. No membership or dues required. Presented by Saratoga Christian Women’s Club.

Guided Mindful Meditation Saratoga Springs Public Library, Glasby Room, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Take a break from the daily grind and clear your mind with guided Mindful Meditation led by professionals from One Roof Holistic Health Center. Sessions are free and open to the public.

BBQ Picnic Dinner Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. BBQ chicken, pulled pork, macaroni Salad, cole slaw, baked beans, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: $12 adults, $11. Seniors (62 years) and Military (Active or Retired) with ID Card, $8 Children 5-12. Children under 5 Free, $12 All Take-outs. Cash bar available. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.


Saratoga Golf and Polo Club, 301 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, 6 – 8 p.m. Membership social and reception to celebrate our builders and sponsors for the Saratoga Showcase of Homes. Join us for a special evening of cocktails and food, plus learn about this year’s upcoming event. We will

Camp Saratoga, Scout Road, Parking Lot #1, Gansevoort, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. This monthly program is for our youngest explorers (ages 3-6) where we use children’s love of nature to teach simple concepts.

Ballston Area Seniors Pickin’ Sessions Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Free to the public, ample free parking and please bring a snack to be share. Amateur / professional musicians are invited to play solo, background or join up with a group. We are having a fun season with extemporaneous, off-the-cuff music by local talented musicians. Check out our web page, www.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 Story Telling Open Mic

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4 Grove Street, Schuylerville, 4 p.m. Local violinist Tania Susi, along with her daughters, Sonia and Eden on violin and Juliette on cello, will be offering beautiful string ensemble music. Also featured will be baritone John Alecci and oragnist Douglas Bischoff. Music will include songs of Stephen Foster and popular hymns during the time of the church’s founding in 1868. All are welcome. Donations for the music ministry program at St. Stephen’s will be gratefully appreciated.

Pre-K Nature Hour

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.

Saratoga Builders Association Spring Mixer

Caffe’ Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. Johanna Martin uses humor and honesty to illuminate meaning in her own life, while at the same time uncovering deeper truths which unite us all. In storytelling she combines her love of writing with her love of public speaking in magical ways. Admission is $5. For more visit,

THURSDAY, MAY 10 Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room, Noon – 1 p.m. “The Jewish Experience: Post World War II,” facilitated by Susan Edwards. In the early 1960’s, Sophie Goldstein initiated the recording of over 50 oral histories documenting the experiences of Jewish families in Saratoga Springs. The generation of children and grandchildren produced by these families grew up in the 50’s and 60’s post World War II in a very different Saratoga. The panelists are: Stuart Mintzer (Mac Finn Drug Co.), Alan Polascek (Polascek Farms), and Sidney Gordon (Saratoga Music and Vending Machine Co.) For more, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 518-587-3241.

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NEW THREE STORY BUILDING TO BE CONSTRUCTED AT SARATOGA RACE COURSE SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) this week received approval from the New York State Franchise Oversight Board to proceed with construction of a permanent building at the site of the current At the Rail tent at Saratoga Race Course. The project will replace the seasonal tent and trailers located immediately adjacent to the end of the Clubhouse with a 36,000-square foot, three-story, climate-controlled building featuring differentiated hospitality options and modern amenities. In addition to the three floors of usable space for guests, a basement level will provide space for a fully appointed kitchen to service the building. NYRA currently plans to break ground on the project at the conclusion of the 2018 summer season and anticipates the new building will welcome guests on opening day of the 2019 meet. “The new building will address the modern-day needs of Saratoga

Race Course while honoring its history,” said NYRA CEO and President Chris Kay, in a statement. “We have taken great care to ensure that the building is historically consistent with the fabled architecture of our grandstand and clubhouse. We look forward to beginning the next steps of this much-anticipated project.” SOSH Architects will continue to oversee design, bid and construction administration services for the building. Matt Hurff, partner at Saratoga Springsbased Frost Hurff Architects, will continue to serve as project consultant to ensure all historic preservation standards are met. The project has received the endorsement of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation, which specifically noted the importance of the new building to the future of Saratoga Race Course. In recent years, NYRA has placed significant resources behind historic preservation efforts at Saratoga Race Course. In

2015, NYRA began to restore the copper roofing that historically bordered the slate-covered roof on buildings throughout the property. This is visible in a number of locations, including the archway over the Clubhouse escalator, which was installed in 2016; the paddock mutuel building roof, to which copper accents were added in 2017; and the Clubhouse from the Easy Goer to the Club Terrace, which will feature the addition of copper along the roofline for the 2018 season. In 2017, NYRA unveiled several upgrades to the historic paddock mutuel building, including a new slate roof and rafters. The improvements are intended to ensure the continued preservation of the historically-significant building, which was constructed in 1902 and originally used as a saddling shed during inclement weather.

The Saratoga Race Course Local Advisory Board also expressed support for the new building. The new building is the latest in a series of capital improvements at Saratoga Race Course. Since 2013, NYRA has invested more than $30 million at Saratoga in efforts to enhance the guest experience and provide amenities that are consistent with those available at first-class stadiums and arenas. These efforts are most recently demonstrated through the creation of The Stretch, Saratoga’s newest hospitality area located in the grandstand at the Top of the Stretch, which will debut on opening day of the 2018 meet. The Stretch will feature modern and upscale amenities in a casual environment with breathtaking views of thoroughbreds rounding the final turn as they enter the dramatic stretch drive. Highlights of

the area include three types of boxes available in multiple configurations, a dining tier, reserved bar seats, and approximately 200 premium reserved seats. Additionally, guests now enjoy more than 1,000 new highdefinition televisions throughout Saratoga Race Course; 950 picnic tables available for free on a firstcome, first-serve basis in the backyard; new high-definition video boards in the backyard and infield; enhanced Wi-Fi and sound systems; a renovated and redesigned Saratoga Family Zone; and new attractions and hospitality areas such as the Saratoga Walk of Fame, Fourstardave Sports Bar and Easy Goer. The 40-day meet, which includes 69 stakes worth $18.8 million in purses, will run from Friday, July 20, through Labor Day, Monday, Sept.3.

KENTUCKY DERBY WATCH PARTIES STAGED AT RACING MUSEUM, ADELPHI HOTEL SARATOGA SPRINGS — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, and The Adelphi Hotel will each host Kentucky Derby party watch/fundraiser events Saturday, at their respective venues. The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host its fourth annual Kentucky Derby party fundraiser from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will feature samplings from a variety of breweries, distilleries and wineries, as well as signature Kentucky-inspired dishes from local restaurants. All proceeds from the event will support the Museum’s educational mission and allow for exciting exhibits and programming year-round. The event also features a

race-day inspired 50/50 raffle, and an award presented for the person with the most fashionable Derby attire. Tickets must be purchased by Friday and are: $30 Safe Driver, $45 Museum Member, $55 General Ticket, $90 One-year individual Museum membership and admission to the Derby Party, $100 Triple Crown Ticket: admission to the Museum’s Derby Party (May 5), Preakness Party (May 19), and the 150th Belmont Stakes Party (June 9). Please note that all ticket sales are active until 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 4 at www.eventbrite. com/e/the-derby-party-2018registration-42422315287, via email at, or by phone at 518-584-0400, ext. 109.

The Adelphi Hotel, located at 365 Broadway, will host a Kentucky Derby Day party during which “the Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” will be broadcast on televisions set up throughout The Adelphi Hotel’s lobby and the adjacent Morrissey’s. The 3 p.m. viewing event is free to the public to enjoy watching the race. A silent auction will take place and after the race, dinner reservations may be made at The Blue Hen or Salt & Char for a post-race meal. All proceeds will benefit non-profit ReRun, the industry leader in rehoming of Thoroughbreds after their racing or breeding careers have ended.

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Art 2019

ca l l for su bm iss ions SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Arts Center Gallery at Saratoga Arts is developing its 2019 exhibition season and invites artists working in any medium to apply for consideration by our exhibitions review panel. Artists will be considered for solo, two-person or small group exhibitions in a 2,000 square foot gallery space. Strong preference is given to artworks within a series or concept. Individuals who reside in Saratoga County and the eight surrounding counties are encouraged to apply. Artists who have shown in solo or small group exhibitions at The Arts Center Gallery (not including our members’ show, 10x10 exhibition, juried shows, or invitationals) within the past three years are not eligible to exhibit during the 2019 season. The deadline to submit

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artworks for review is May 15, 2018. Artists will be notified if their work has been selected for exhibition by the end of the summer. Incomplete entries will not be reviewed. All artworks submitted must be available for exhibition. Please note, shipping and handling is the responsibility of the artist. Saratoga Arts is a nonprofit arts organization, located at 320 Broadway. Saratoga Arts’ mission is to enrich the region by cultivating a vibrant arts community and by ensuring the arts are accessible to all. For more information about Saratoga Arts and r programs, visit For questions about the 2019 Call For Submissions, email Emma Huneck, Exhibitions Director at or call 518-584-4132.

Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival Set for June BALLSTON SPA — The 5th Annual Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival will return to the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa on June 22-24. This year’s festival schedule includes entertainment, kids activities, bountiful BBQ and bacon booths, craft beer, wine slushies, bands, street performers, pony rides, an art and craft marketplace, and an anticipated launch of 100 balloons. A Balloon Glow at dusk will take place on Friday night of the festival. Adult admission is $10, kids $5. Advance tickets are available at:

Increased Security Measures at SPAC this Summer SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Performing Arts Center announced that in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks), it has

increased security and safety measures in and around the venue in advance of its 2018 season. Those measures include the installation of new physical barriers to protect pedestrians

against vehicular traffic at all of the venue gates. Additionally, the venue entrances at Route 50 and the Hall of Springs will be closed May 11 to Oct. 5, to improve the security of the facility.

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Home Made Theater Abstract Painter Dona Nelson’s Seeks Designers First Solo Museum Exhibition at the Tang Opens May 12

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Home Made Theater, the resident theater company at the Spa Little Theater in the Saratoga Spa State Park is seeking scenic, lighting, costume and sound designers for the 2018-2019 season, and beyond. Fees are paid. Please send letter of interest, resume and examples of work (or link to online portfolio) to info@ Home Made Theater, a not-for-profit theater company

is entering its 34th season in 2018-2019. HMT produces a four-show season, between October and May. The 2018-2019 season will include Young Frankenstein in October, (Book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan; Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks), A Christmas Story in December (by Phillip Grecian), The Mousetrap in February (by Agatha Christie), and Barefoot in the Park in April/ May (by Neil Simon).

Yaddo Fundraiser to feature Author Elizabeth Strout SARATOGA SPRINGS — The annual Yaddo fundraiser, which once again will be staged under the pines on the historic Yaddo grounds, takes place Thursday, June 28 and features Pulitzer Prizewinning author Elizabeth Strout.

Strout is the author of such bestsellers as “Olive Kitteridge,” “The Burgess Boys,” “My Name Is Lucy Barton,” and her latest, “Anything Is Possible.” Ticket information is available at

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College will present a survey of work by painter Dona Nelson, best known for her bold, free-standing canvases, painted front and back. Dona Nelson: Stand Alone Paintings, which opens May 12 and runs through Aug.12, will feature over 30 paintings drawn from the last four decades, bringing together rarely shown figurative works alongside more recent abstractions. The exhibition will provide an overview of the artist’s influential painting career and will demonstrate the breadth and continuity of her experimental practice. Nelson played a prominent role in shaping the direction of abstract painting in New York and forged an independent style that melds painting with sculpture. Her work challenges accepted ideas of what painting is, and how the boundaries between painting and sculpture are defined

Dona Nelson, “Coins In A Fountain.”

Nelson’s paintings have been featured in solo exhibitions at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina,

Greensboro; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Morris Gallery, Philadelphia; and more than a dozen galleries in New York City.

Local Restaurants in Chef’s

Challenge to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, a non-profit mentoring program for children facing adversity, holds its annual fundraiser, the Chef ’s Challenge, next month at Excelsior Springs. The Chef ’s Challenge features seven restaurants, each making a signature dish to compete in the People’s Choice food competition. Each dish will be paired with a signature cocktail or beverage. Guests will try each dish and vote for their favorite; the winning restaurant will then compete in

a head-to-head competition at the next Chef ’s Challenge event. The head-to-head challenge this year will feature Chef Thomas Gulbrandsen from Excelsior Springs and Chef Derek Adams from Warehouse Grill & BBQ. Seven local restaurants are participating in the Chef ’s Challenge 2018. The event takes place 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24. Tickets to the event can be purchased online at Young professional tickets (under 30) cost $50, general admission is $75, date night

tickets (2 tickets) cost $112.50 and honorary committee tickets cost $150. Big Brothers Big Sisters is planning to raise over $45,000 at the Chef ’s Challenge 2018. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region serves almost 600 youths in the area by providing them with strong, enduring, professionally supported, oneto-one mentoring relationships. These relationships help children realize their potential by inspiring their futures, ultimately strengthening their contributions to the community.

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week of 4/6-4/12 friday, 5/4:

tuesday, 5/8:

“The Ambassador of Soul” Ellis Hall, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

Jazz with Chuck Lamb & Guest John Ellis, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

Eric Walentowicz Quartet, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582 Lucid, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Adrian Aardvark, 9:30 p.m. @ Putnam Place — 518.886.9585

wednesday, 5/9:

saturday, 5/5:

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

Hot Club of Saratoga, 11 a.m. @ The Blue Hen Brunch — 518.678.6000 Dirt Cheap, 10 p.m. @ Caroline Street Pub — 518.583.9400 Out of the Box, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582 Wild Adriatic, 9 p.m. @ Putnam Place — 518.886.9585

sunday, 5/6: The Lonely Heartstring Band, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

monday, 5/7: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Super Dark Monday: Jenny Besetzt / FFTS / Tomato Dodgers, 9 p.m. @ Desperate Annie’s — 518.587.2455

Sevendust, 7 p.m. @ Upstate Concert Hall — 518.371.0012

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

thursday, 5/10:


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

Alan Kaufman, Andy Cohen & Linda McRae, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Hot Club of Saratoga, 6 p.m. @ Mouzon House — 518.226.0014

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Puzzles Across 1 Highly charged individual? 11 Castmate of Alda and Swit 15 Mass transportation? 16 Problem solver, at times 17 One dealing in signs 18 Not opt. 19 Complicated 20 “ ... __ no fury ... “ 22 Québec journalist’s question 23 Speed unit 24 Intersected 26 Conversational skills 28 Leaking sound 29 Traditions seen in some circles 31 Sudden and brief 32 Waters near the South Pole 34 Towel ending 35 Appeal for backup? 39 Natural salve 40 Savanna outings 41 Like snakes but not worms 43 Skin product prefix 44 Put down roots? 47 Old London ride 49 Nabokov novel 50 “Crucifixion of St. Peter” painter Guido 51 Four-song discs, briefly 52 With 46-Down, world creator? 54 Open-flame treat 56 One in a football quartet 58 Pacific swimmer 60 California’s Mission Santa __ 61 Furtive question 62 Football that won’t deflate 63 Pays, old-style Down 1 Twinges 2 Shade-loving landscape plants 3 Public perceptions, as of politics or sports 4 Lake catch 5 Uninhibitedly 6 “Wow!” 7 “... and that price is negotiable,” in classifieds 8 Nearly weightless 9 Intestinal parts

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See puzzle solution on page 46 10 Altoids competitor 11 Fragrant tree 12 Acceptable 13 Numbers from the audience 14 Salad roots 21 Lover of Bunnies, familiarly 25 ‘90s-’00s Angels outfielder Darin with three Gold Gloves 27 Lowlands 29 Monopolize 30 Town with the motto “Alaska Starts Here!” 32 Cambodian currency 33 Fronts separate them 35 Got dough for 36 1959 Rod Steiger title role 37 Rarity in the voicemail age 38 Spanish aunt

42 “I just stubbed my toe!” 44 Fatherly advice? 45 Score often requiring overtime 46 See 52-Across 48 Colorful flier 50 Rich kid in “Nancy” comics 53 Actress Loughlin 55 Respectful address 57 “Where Discoveries Begin” govt. agency 59 Come up short

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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: Simile, Metaphor Simile and metaphor are comparisons that are quite different, but are commonly confused simply because they are so similar. A simile is an approximation that uses the words like or as. (A good book is like a good meal.) A metaphor is a definitive comparison that does not use the words like or as. (A wire is a road for electrons.) 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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FROM OLYMPIC SILVER to Dancing With The Stars

by Arthur Boyer for Saratoga TODAY From competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics to dancing in front of millions, Chris Mazdzer is an athlete that can do it all. After becoming the first American to ever win a medal

in men’s single luge during the winter Olympics, Mazdzer will now compete for the mirrored ball in “Dancing With The Stars.” “Being asked to join the prestigious and fun television show DWTS is an incredible honor,” says an enthusiastic Mazdzer. He is the first luger to ever compete and will appear on season 26: Athlete Edition along with snowboarder Jamie Anderson, baseball player Johnny Damon, and figure skater Tonya Harding. Mazdzer will be competing with DWTS pro Witney Carson, who previously won the mirrored ball during season 19. Mazdzer says, “Not only is it my mom’s favorite TV show, but I will also be paired with her favorite dancer, Witney Carson.” Mazdzer took to social media to express his excitement and joy to be part of

this new chapter in his life and jokingly described his inability to dance. Mazdzer has until April 30, which is when the premiere of DWTS will occur, to turn his luger physique into a dancing star. Mazdzer disclosed his nervousness to take on dancing: “Dancing is something that doesn’t come naturally for me, so I will really be getting out of my comfort zone over the next few weeks while I try to survive my practices and also performing in front of a live audience and millions of television viewers.” Mazdzer and Carson came up with a memorable nickname with the hashtag #moveitorlugeit and have received an outstanding amount of support from their fans all over social media. Will the famous American medalist be able to dance his way to victory?



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Spa Catholic LINDSEY FRANK: Goes to Disney ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Photo provided.

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY

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by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — In March, the varsity softball and baseball teams, coached by Brett Simpson and Alphonse Lambert, respectively, went on a week-long trip to Disney World in Orlando, FL for a week of training and scrimmaging. This was the first year the softball team was able to attend, and the baseball team has gone several times in the past. Both teams do multiple fundraisers to attend from selling coupon books to 50/50 raffles. “While the girls weren’t playing games or practicing, they were free to go to the parks and downtown Disney. Part of the package they get is a 5-day park and hopper pass, meaning they can go to any of the parks for 5 days. We are there for six full days, so the girls were in the parks every day or laying by the pool relaxing.

We took Easter Sunday off from playing and attended Easter mass, along with the boy’s program. This was something special for us to partake in Easter mass, as a whole,” Brett Simpson explained. Simpson had plenty of thank you’s to disperse: “First to Brooke O’Reilly who without her we wouldn’t have been able to do this trip. She is awesome! To the parents who helped fundraise and help look over the players while in Disney. It’s awesome to not only play in Florida, but then to have multiple parents down there to watch and support the team makes it that much more special. To the School and our AD Alphonse Lambert for allowing us to make the trip and supporting us in this journey. And lastly, to the players who made our job easy while down there. They behaved well and played well. Seeing the smile on their faces every day made it that much more worth it. Thanks again to everyone else involved, can’t wait to be back next year.”

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Lindsey Frank, a 17-year-old junior from Saratoga Springs High School, has been playing field hockey since the third grade, picking it up from her oldest brother. She is also a field hockey player. Frank’s lacrosse coach, Elaine Anton Lotruglio, has nothing but praise for the junior. On Thursday, April 26, Frank had five goals, four assists, 10 draw controls, and 12 ground ball controls in a game against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. “She had an all around stellar effort in that game,” Anton Lotruglio remarked. Academically, Frank is a high honor roll student and has already committed to the University of Richmond in 2019 to play two Division I sports: field hockey and lacrosse. “She is a consistently strong presence on both fields,” Anton Lotruglio said. Frank is fully committed to both sports.

“I don’t have a job because I am so busy playing both field hockey and lacrosse throughout the year. For free time I like to hang out with my friends or watch Netflix,” Frank explained. “Our team this year has a great dynamic and we’re really fortunate

to have such a strong defense as well as a creative attacking offense with a great goalie in the cage,” she said. She cites her parents as her biggest supporters. “They have made it to each and every one of my games ever since I can remember,” Frank said.



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Spa Catholic and Saratoga Springs Athletes Sign Letters of Intent by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Tuesday, May 1, five seniors at Saratoga Central Catholic signed their letters of intent for the college of their choice. Michael Halligan, Nordic skiing, attending St. Michael’s College; Kevin Cronin, cross country, attending Clarkson University; Victoria Alvord, softball, attending Russell Sage; Grace Fornabia, volleyball, attending St. Michael’s College; and Ani Crocker, volleyball, attending Russell Sage. On Monday, April 30, 28 seniors from Saratoga Springs High School signed their letters of intent for the college of their choice. Lee Gnau, baseball, attending Mt. Aloysius College; Nick Chudy, basketball, attending Muhlenberg College; AJ Lawton, basketball, attending Cortland State University; Jackie O’Reilly, cheerleading, attending Tampa University; Catharine Griskowitz, crew, attending Boston University; Alanie Genter, field hockey, attending Cortland State University; Jesse House, field hockey, attending RPI; Emily Leonard, field hockey, attending Hobart and William Smith; Grace Ziehnert, field hockey,

attending Cortland State University; Cameron Adams, football, attending Union College; Wes Eglintine, football, attending Cortland State University; Michael Eglintine, football, attending Cortland State University; Mark Leuchten, football, attending RPI; Demetri Swann, football, attending Brockport State University; Kevin Toote, football, attending Pace University; Nick Guzi, ice hockey, attending Okanagan Hockey Academy; Ryan Flatley, lacrosse, attending Clarkson University; Megan McCoskey, lacrosse, attending Clarkson University; Ethan Morrison, lacrosse, attending Hartwick College; Briana DiBlasi, soccer, attending Penn State Behrend; Aidan O’Malley, soccer, attending Ursinus College; Morgan Siewert, soccer, attending Nazareth College; Olivia Jones, softball, attending Russell Sage College; Danielle Priester, softball, attending Coppin State University; Nicole Murphy, swimming, attending Merrimack College; Taylor D’Andrea, tennis, attending Hartwick College; Jensen Kinglsey, track and field, attending UMass at Amherst; Samantha Vetter, track and field, attending University at Buffalo; and Carley Vetter, track and field, attending Stony Brook University.

Spa Catholic student-athletes. Photo by Lori Mahan.

Saratoga Springs student-athletes. Photo by SuperSource Media, LLC.

Ballston Spa Athletic Hall of Fame Hosts Induction Ceremony BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa Athletics Hall of Fame Committee announced plans for the 2018 induction ceremony to take place on Saturday, May 5 at the Ballston Spa High School auditorium (220 Ballston Avenue). The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a reception with light refreshments, and is open to the public. Tickets are available for $10 per person. The mission of the Ballston Spa Athletics Hall of Fame is to recognize athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty and community members who have made significant contributions to the Ballston Spa Athletics program through their service, performance, dedication, commitment and accomplishment.

The 2018 Ballston Spa Athletics Hall of Fame inductees: • Sylvia Bertrand (coach)

• Donald Goble (athlete)

• Sandy Stanislowsky (coach)

• Casey Wright (athlete)

• Lisa Miranda Brassard (athlete)

• Gregg Thomas (athlete)

• 2002 Women’s Volleyball Team: Dana Bertrand, Abby Wright Burchett, Margaret Cornelius Casey, Phoebe Doran, Desiree Farley, Ashley Hoin, Kristen Lipscomb, Nancy Negron, Brittany Coleman Richards, Catelyn Samoranski, Stephanie Stanislowsky, Melissa Townsend, Mary Janczak Yager Coach: Sylvia Bertrand

• 1973 Baseball Team: Walter Breason, Paul Brown, Frank Cinella, Rick Currier, James Dempsey, Rick Gardner, Steve Grandin, Steve Pratt, Phil Rankin, Robert Smith, Robert Talbot, Dean Thomas, Mark Thornhill Coach: Ronald Ravena



Week of May 4 – May 10, 2018

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






■ Spa Catholic vs. Berlin 4:30 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic

■ Spa Catholic vs. Berlin 4:30 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic

■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Johnstown 4:30 p.m. at Knox Junior High School

■ Schuylerville vs. Scotia-Glenville 4:30 p.m. at Scotia-Glenville High School

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

■ Ballston Spa (Boys) vs. BH-BL 7 p.m. at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School

■ Ballston Spa vs. BH-BL 4:15 p.m. at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Guilderland 4:15 p.m. at Guilderland High School

SATURDAY, 5/5 ■ Spa Catholic vs. Whitehall 7 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park

MONDAY, 5/7 ■ Spa Catholic vs. Cambridge 4:15 p.m. at Cambridge High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Shaker 4:15 p.m. at Shaker High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Schenectady 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Eastside Recreaction Center

WEDNESDAY, 5/9 ■ Schuylerville vs. Queensbury 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Shenendehowa 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Christian Brothers Academy | 4:15 p.m. at Christian Brothers Academy

FRIDAY, 5/11 ■ Schuylerville vs. Queensbury 4:30 p.m. at Queensbury High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Albany 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School

■ Ballston Spa vs. BH-BL 4:15 p.m. at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Guilderland 4:15 p.m. at Guilderland High School

MONDAY, 5/7 ■ Spa Catholic vs. Cambridge 4:15 p.m. at Cambridge High School ■ Schuylerville vs. Glens Falls 4:30 p.m. at Morse Athletic Complex ■ Ballston Spa vs. Shaker 4:15 p.m. at Shaker High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Schenectady 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School

WEDNESDAY, 5/9 ■ Schuylerville vs. Hudson Falls 4:30 p.m. at Hudson Falls High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Shenendehowa 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School

FRIDAY, 5/11 ■ Schuylerville vs. Scotia-Glenville 4:30 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Albany 4:15 p.m. at Albany Plumeri Sports Complex ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Niskayuna 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School

■ Saratoga Springs vs. Niskayuna 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Eastside Recreaction Center

*All information subject to change due to weather.

SATURDAY, 5/5 ■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Johnstown 7 p.m. at Johnston High School ■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Ballston Spa 3 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Saratoga Springs (Girls) vs. Queensbury | 4 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School

MONDAY, 5/7 ■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Greenwich 4:30 p.m. at Greenwich High School ■ Saratoga Springs (Girls) vs. Shenendehowa | 7 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School

TUESDAY, 5/8 ■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Amsterdam 5 p.m. at Lynch Middle School ■ Ballston Spa (Boys) vs. Shaker 7 p.m. at Shaker High School ■ Ballston Spa (Girls) vs. Shaker 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School ■ Saratoga Springs (Boys) vs. Schenectady | 7 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School ■ Saratoga Springs (Girls) vs. Schenectady | 4:15 p.m. at Schenectady Larry Mulvaney Field


■ Saratoga Springs (Boys) vs. Christian Brothers Academy | 7 p.m. at CBA Puleo Stadium

FRIDAY, 5/11 ■ Saratoga Springs (Girls) vs. Niskayuna 4:15 p.m. at Niskayuna High School

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

MONDAY, 5/7 ■ Schuylerville vs. Queensbury 4:15 p.m. at Queensbury High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Shaker 4:15 p.m. at Shaker High School ■ Saratoga Springs vs. Schenectady 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School

TUESDAY, 5/8 ■ Saratoga Springs vs. BH-BL 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School

WEDNESDAY, 5/9 ■ Schuylerville vs. Gloversville 4:15 p.m. at Schuylerville High School ■ Ballston Spa vs. Shenendehowa 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School

■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Amsterdam 4:30 p.m. at Lynch Middle School

■ Saratoga Springs vs. Christian Brothers Academy | 4:15 p.m. at CBA Prospect Park



■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Scotia-Glenville 5 p.m. at Scotia-Glenville High School ■ Ballston Spa (Boys) vs. Shenendehowa 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa High School ■ Ballston Spa (Girls) vs. Shenendehowa 5:30 p.m. at Shenendehowa High School

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



Week of May 4 – May 10, 2018

COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN Saratoga Baseball Hero’s Game SARATOGA SPRINGS — At 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, the JV Saratoga Springs baseball team has their Hero’s Game with varsity’s game at 7 p.m. at Eastside Recreation Center. There will be a silent auction, food trucks, and the varsity team will be celebrating Senior Night.

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 Mother-Lovin’ 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. Cost to register is $30 and online registration ends May 10 at 10 a.m.; Race day registration is $35. Race day registration and packet pickup runs from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. at the Orenda Pavilion. Participants can register at www.zippyreg. com/online_reg/index.php?e=1080.

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 event is to bring the community together and encourage 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 details, please visit Information about sponsorships or volunteer opportunities is available by contacting the district’s Coordinator of Development and Race Director, Madeleine Petraglia at mpetraglia@ 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 at the Saratoga Casino Hotel and utilizes the roads in the surrounding neighborhoods. Free t-shirts, refreshments. 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

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the event go to help those with visual and hearing impairments. The event also recognizes our Veterans and fallen troops with our Honor-a-Vet and Save-a-Vet programs. Visit saratogalionsduathlon. com 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 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, Cha-Cha, Salsa, Cumbia, and Reggaetón. Modify or intensify any movement to ensure 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 May 4 – May 10, 2018

The Great Outdoors Project at Saratoga Springs CSD Spa Catholic Baseball SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, April 28, Spa Catholic played in the 30th Annual Phil Waring Memorial Baseball Tournament. In the first round, they played and defeated Corinth, 5-3. Nick Winslow had one run; Dante Marin had one triple and two RBIs; Jake Hart had one double and one RBI.

In round two, Spa Catholic played Schuylerville and won, 5-0. Nick Winslow had one double and was named Tournament MVP; Terel Tillman had two RBIs and one run scored; three Saratoga pitchers, Dante Marin, Terel Tillman, and Dylan Custer, combined for a three-hit shut out with

seven strikeouts and one BB.Spa Catholic won for the 15th time in tournament history. On Tuesday, May 1, Spa Catholic played Greenwich, winning 3-0. Terel Tillman pitched seven innings and had zero runs and only two hits on Greenwich; Dylan Custer had one double and one RBI.

Saratoga Springs Girls Lacrosse SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Wednesday, April 25, the Saratoga Springs girl’s lacrosse team played Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and won, 17-6. Lindsey

Frank and Katie Wendell had five goals and three assists; Reilly Hogan had two goals and three assists; Katie Silver had two goals; Ella Payer had one goal and one

assist; Sylvie Waters had one goal and two assists; Elizabeth McGinn had one goal; Jackie Sauer had one assist; and Abigail Searles had two saves.

Spa Catholic vs. Whitehall Charity Game UPCOMING SARATOGA SPRINGS — At 7 p.m. in Veteran’s Memorial Park on Saturday, May 5, Spa Catholic will host Whitehall in a non-league game, both teams are currently undefeated in their respective leagues. This will be a benefit game, all proceeds collected by raffles, donations,

and concessions will go to Kelly’s Angels Incorporated. Kelly’s Angels, conceived by WNYT-TV reporter and Whitehall graduate, Mark Mulholland, in memory of his late wife Kelly, who lost her battle with cancer in 2007 at the age of 37. Kelly’s Angels provides gifts

to children under the age of 18 who have lost a parent or sibling to cancer. Raffles will include four field level tickets to a New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox game on Monday, August 27. Tickets are $10 apiece and will be available at Saratoga Central Catholic and the game.

Saratoga Regional YMCA Basketball [ OVER 25-YEAR-OLD LEAGUE ] TEAM WINK 107 – TEAM LOMBARDO 81 With Team Wink breaking the record for most points, 107, scored in any basketball league game at the Saratoga Regional YMCA and Team Lombardo also scoring 81 points, the teams broke the record for total points in a game. The Darkwing scored 40 points and teammates Brian Travis and JR Michael scored 29 and 22 respectively in the win while Team Lombardo got 31 points from Chris Peroni, 21 points from Elijah Summersil, 12 points apiece from Dave Lombardo and Tim Herrick.

TEAM DUFF 65 – TEAM EMERY 62 5 In a game that was tied at halftime and tied at the end of regulation, teams had to settle it in overtime where Team Duff finally got a 65 to 62 over Team Emery. Team Duff got a last second threepointer by Josh Demarais to send the game into overtime. Team Duff was led by Josh Demarais, Carter Flanigan and Corey Harkins all scoring 16 points. Team Emery got a game high 23 points from Blake Rizzi while teammates Chantz Baudoux 16 points, Brendon Emery 13 points, and Chris Cameron 12 points.

TEAM SIKORA 64 – TEAM REED 561 Using a balanced scoring attack and getting points from everyone on the team, which was led by Zach Manrique’s 14 points, Team Sikora pulled off a victory over Team Reed 64 to 56. Ryan O’Rourke dropped in 21 points and Vonzel Legal added 17 points in the loss.

Photos by SuperSource Media, LLC.

S A R ATO G A SPRINGS — The Great Outdoors Project is a huge project ($15.6 million) that will enhance every school and school-owned property within the district. Look on the school district website to see what it entails. How our specific sport is impacted: It will give SSCSD a turf surface that they have needed for so many years. They would no longer have to pay out of their Booster Club funds to have games at the Dome and others would not have to scramble to find and pay for turf surfaces as they prepare for and play in post season play. They wouldn’t have to get on a bus to go to practice on a turf surface. Players would be able to stay after for class help without having to worry about catching a bus in time. It showcases their skill set

and field hockey is meant to be played on a smooth, fast surface. The quality of their play will increase even more. It puts them on a more equal playing field with the best teams in New York State. Camps and tournaments can be played on it in the off seasons. The benefits go on and on for not just field hockey but PE classes, many of the district’s other sports and the whole community. The vote will take place on May 15 for the Great Outdoors Project from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The voting places are elementary schools within the Saratoga Springs City School District. Estimated New Taxes Levied to Support Project-Zero.

VOLUME 12  •  ISSUE 18


WEEK OF May 4 – May 10, 2018

See "Athlete of the Week: Lindsey Frank" pg. 43


Photo by SuperSource Media, LLC.

See "The Great Outdoors Project" pg. 47

SARATOGA SPRINGS LITTLE LEAGUE “These are memories that we will all cherish... I am pleased that you too will enjoy watching your children learn baseball and grow as part of our Little League family.”


Derrick Legall, longtime president of SSLL with coach Rich Johns.

Jason Pescetti, player and coach Rich Johns.

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY Photos provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Friday, April 27, Saratoga Springs Little League (SSLL) celebrated their opening day. SSLL is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that offers baseball to ages four to thirteen who live in or go to school in Saratoga Springs, games are played at West Side Recreation. The organization also has Saratoga Stars Youth Travel Baseball, competing at a higher level and playing teams across the Capital Region. “Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Saratoga Springs Little League program assists youth in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, the Little League Baseball® program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than stellar athletes,” said the official SSLL statement.

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