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Issue 24

June 15 – June 21, 2018

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SURPRISE VISIT IMPACT ofthe ARTS REPORT: “ROBUST” ARTS, CULTURAL SECTOR IN SARATOGA COUNTY GENERATES $80 MILLION to the first-ever Saratoga County Cultural Index, which was Saratoga TODAY publicly released June 13. SARATOGA SPRINGS — The report was generated by Arts and cultural the Saratoga County “Local arts organizations in Prosperity Partnership & cultural Saratoga County - the county’s designated institutions... generate more economic development are critical than $80 million in agency – and unveiled partners in annual economic during a luncheon impact, directly driving economic in Saratoga Springs development.” employ more than attended by more than 1,600 people and 125 corporate executives serve nearly 6.8 million county and business professionals. patrons and tourists, according See Story pg. 10

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Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018

Snippets of Life from Your Community

Who: Debra Harper Where: Broadway Q. How long have you been living in Saratoga? A. My whole life. Q. Can you explain what you do? A. I used to have a business called Seams Dreamy where I did alterations, repairs, repurposing, and sort of made all things old new again. I mostly sew and like to use vintage fabrics when possible. I can remake items that have sentimental value. Q. What are some things you’ve done? A. In the past I designed and made a wedding dress for a client, and then she decided she’d like to have part of the wedding dress made into a christening gown for her baby. Q. How long have you been doing this business? A. I did it for a while about 10 years ago, and then my daughter had a baby a couple of years ago, so I had been enjoying taking care of him. He’s two already and will being going to three-year-old nursing school. Q. And you’re beginning again? A. I thought I would take a small space here where I live and see how things went. I’m starting at the lower level of the Collamer Building.

INTERVIEW & PHOTO BY: Jessica Pavia for Saratoga TODAY

Q. Will it be you and other people as well, or just you? A. Just me. It’s a small space, about 8x10. So I’ll sell some vintage pieces because I love and collect vintage. Then there will be the remaking and helping people reinvent things that they like. Q. Are there certain antique shops you go to around this area? A. I go to a number of places. I do all of the shops in Ballston Spa — in and out of them, looking for fabric. I also go to estate sales, auctions. I spend time at Lake Champlain so I also do all the little vintage shops on the northern end. Q. Do you have any favorite finds? A. I have some exciting things right now. I have a pair of candle wicked twin-size bedspreads that are pretty fabulous. All of these things will be there, but I’ll have to rotate things in and out because of the limited space. So, it should always feel new and fresh.

Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018


Annual Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival Photos provided.

BALLSTON SPA – The 5th annual Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival is back once again at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa. The festival will begin on June 22 and end on June 24. The name of the festival was the Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival, and is now the Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival. After four successful years, the event organizers realized that they wanted to create a bigger and better event. “We needed to diversify and add non-balloon related components,” organizer, Tim Cianciola, from Craftproducers, said. “There’s nothing more appealing than mouth watering barbecue,” Christian Dutcher said, co-organizer of Americade.

“With the barbecue and bacon additions, no one will be disappointed,” he added. Both organizers agree that by adding barbeque, the festival will have a far greater appeal. “People love to eat and drink. We will add a craft beer pavilion and serve wine too. With all the abundant great entertainment, our audience can have an enjoyable day,” Cianciola said. “Let’s not dismiss the balloons; they are worth the price of admission. As they ascend, a parade of skyward-seeking colorful balloons and their passengers leave behind their friends on the ground. Actually, an amazing sight,” Dutcher points out. Besides the balloons and barbeque, the festival will add a bacon theme. Organizers expect

to host a dozen vendors serving bacon in one form or another. With all the emphasis on eating and drinking, there’s still a full slate of options at the Balloon and BBQ Festival. There will be a kids’ zone with games, bounce houses, tethered balloon rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, balloon twisting, a magician, and a

walk-about balloon. For the adults, the marketplace has art, craft, specialty foods, and commercial vendors as well as helicopter rides. The will be live music performances, street performances, and a magician. The Jersey Disc Devils, a team of trained dogs with performance routines will

also be in attendance. The festival opens on Friday at 3 p.m. and closes after the “Balloon Glow” at dusk. Saturday runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. While Sunday’s hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult admission is $10 and child admission $5. To find out more visit



Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018

Kesselring Site to Begin Shipments to Support Nuclear Fueling & Upgrades

Paving County Roads

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MILTON — The Kesselring Site of the Naval Nuclear Laboratory is beginning the refuelings and overhauls that involve the replacement of nuclear fuel and general maintenance, renovation and modernization of the entire prototype or ship. Transport is expected to begin this week and is subject to change given the sensitive nature. Heavy haul vehicles that will carry shipping containers in order to defuel, will travel at less than 5-miles-per-hour. The transit will start after 9 a.m. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory expects the transit to take two to three hours. As a result, individuals in the Ballston Spa area can expect some traffic delays. Shipping containers will arrive via rail in Ballston Spa, then

heavy haul vehicles will be used to bring them to the Kesselring Site to begin the defueling process. The same vehicles will then be used to bring the spent fuel back to the rail line. The trucking company will have all proper permits and escorts, and follow all procedures required by the Department of Transportation. New York State Trooper vehicles will be there for safe traffic control. Additionally, the trucking company will be supported by the local utility companies to ensure that lines and traffic lights are safely lifted and no utilities are impacted by the haul. There will be 12 planned shipments expected to occur over a three-year period. This is the first of six shipments that will occur through 2019.

SARATOGA COUNTY — Paving of county roads due to harsh winter weather conditions has begun as of May, beginning with County Road 338. The paving of other county roads that are expected to follow throughout 2018 include: • Route 50 in the towns of Wilton and Northumberland, Saratoga County — between Perry Road in Wilton and Route 32 in Gansevoort. Paving of 7.8 miles is scheduled to begin on July 6. • Route 67 in the towns of Malta and Ballston, Saratoga

County — between State Farm Boulevard in Malta and Route 50 in Ballston Spa. Paving of 3.0 miles is scheduled to begin on Sept. 6. •Route 4 in the towns of Waterford and Halfmoon, Saratoga County — between Higgins Road in Waterford and South Main Street south of Mechanicville. Paving of 5.3 miles is scheduled to begin on Oct. 1. The project will cost $7.5 million and will pave six locations encompassing more than 25 miles of state roads in Greene, Albany, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties.

NYS Senate Passes Bill to Help State Government Go Digital, Stop Wasting Paper and Save Tax Dollars

Senator Tedisco on his iPad in the Senate Chamber that is now used to view legislation and memos. The ability to do so was spearheaded by Tedisco in 2014. Photo provided.

NEW YORK STATE — On June 12 Republican Sen. Jim Tedisco announced the passage of a bill he sponsored called the “Online Paperwork Reduction Act.” Online Paperwork Reduction Act aims to make state agency reports and all public documents

available electronically to save tax dollars and the environment. Tedisco’s bill could save taxpayers millions of dollars each year by ending the unnecessary printing of state agency, university, authority and bureau reports and other public records.


Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018

COURT Joshua B. Reed, 25, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded June 5 to criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony. Sentencing scheduled July 31. Christopher Hutchins, 25, of Greenfield, and Ashley Deming, 30, of Corinth, pleaded May 25 in Saratoga County Court. Hutchins admitted to robbing the Dollar General store in Schuylerville and acting in concert with Deming and a third person to rob the Mobil Mart in Stillwater, according to the Saratoga County District Attorney’s office. Both incidents occurred in April. Hutchins pleaded to two counts of second degree robbery, and Deming to one count of third degree robbery. All charges are felonies. The case of the third co-defendant, who was not named, is still pending. Sentencing is scheduled for July 27.

POLICE Michael T. Garrick, age 35, and Alicia C. Lewie, age 33, were each charged June 6 with felony grand larceny and felony robbery. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department, members of the Sheriff’s Office were called to the Walmart on Rt. 9 in the Town of Halfmoon for a report of a grand larceny that had occurred in the parking lot. A male subject had

grabbed a pocketbook from a female victims shopping cart and fled the area in a dark colored vehicle. Members of the Sheriff’s C.I.U. (Criminal Investigation Unit) took over and identified Garrick and Lewie as the persons responsible for the crime. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Garrick and Lewie were also responsible for a robbery, where a firearm was displayed, on April 26 at the Cumberland Farms store in the village of Schuylerville. The investigation into the firearm is still active but at this time it is believed to be a BB gun. Both Garrick and Lewie were arraigned in the Town of Halfmoon Court and sent to Saratoga County Jail. There is also an active NYS Parole warrant for Lewie. Benjamin N. Hernandez, age 23, Saratoga Springs, was charged June 1 with endangering the welfare of a child- misdemeanor. Christine J. Brown, age 26, Gloversville, was charged June 1 with criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th- misdemeanor, one-way street, consumption of alcoholic beverages. Saad M. Farahat, age 52, Saratoga Springs, was charged June 1 with assault in the third degree/intent physical injury- misdemeanor, endangering the welfare of a child – misdemeanor, assault in the second degree/deadly

weapon- felony, criminal possession of a weapon fourth degree- misdemeanor. Matthew C. Kouffman, age 18, Gansevoort, was charged May 31 with criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th- misdemeanor. Robert M. Nichols, age 26, Saratoga Springs, was charged May 31 with criminal possession of marijuana fourth degree- misdemeanor, criminal tampering in the third degree- misdemeanor, failure to signal turn, operation of a motor vehicle by unlicensed driver. Nicole V. S.t Cyr, age 23, Saratoga Springs, was charged May 31 with criminal possession of a controlled substance 7thmisdemeanor, criminally using drug paraphernalia second degree- misdemeanor.

Carole D. Merchant, age 55, Schuylerville, was charged May 30 with unsafe lane change, driving while intoxicated- 2nd offense- felony. Merchant was charged after being involved in a one-car personal injury accident on Louden Road. Alexis D. Craft, age 25, Saratoga Springs, was charged May 29 with petit larceny- misdemeanor. Joseph P. Commisso, age 26, Selkirk, was charged June 3 with driving while intoxicated- misdemeanor, equipment (rear lights) manufactured after Jan. 1952. Joseph A. Terradista, age 24, Malta, was charged June 3 with driving while intoxicatedmisdemeanor, failure to stop at stop sign, failure to signal a turn, refused pre-screen test.

Joshua J. Baker, age 37, Ballston Spa, was charged June 2 with criminal contempt second degree/ disobedience- misdemeanor. Hollie M. Quinn, age 32, Middle Grove, was charged June 2 with equipment (rear lights) manufactured after Jan. 1952, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle third degree- misdemeanor. Corrina E. Norton, age 25, Saratoga Springs, was charged June 2 with criminal trespass third degree/building or property - misdemeanor. Jimmy B. Koh, age 44, Saratoga Springs, was charged June 3 with endangering the welfare of a child- misdemeanor.

6 Robert J. Furman

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Robert J. Furman, 68, completed his earthly sojourn on June 6, 2018. Bob was the son of the late John and Irene Furman and is survived by his sisters Carol A. Furman of Delmar, NY and Sister Janet K. Furman, CSJ, based in Latham, NY and currently stationed in Camarillo, CA; his niece, Deborah I. Ungerer (Matt) of Delmar, nephew Anthony J. Umina of Saratoga Springs and several cousins. After graduating Salutatorian from St. Peter’s Academy, Class of 1968, Bob obtained his Civil Engineering degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. He worked for both New York State and California departments of transportation as a civil engineer and held city engineering positions in Santa Barbara, CA and Saratoga Springs. In Bob’s free time, he travelled through 49 states, many in his blue VW bug. Bob’s creatively-penned cartoon sketches of normal everyday events that happened with friends as well as his annual anticipated Christmas card will continue to

OBITUARIES / NEWS bring smiles to those he loved and cared for. His wanderlust for travelling the Hudson River in a homemade rowboat to NYC at age 15, then to Canada the next year and at age 66, covering the gap from Schuylerville to the Port of Albany with his friend Bill Armstrong will continue to motivate all ages to have a dream and persevere. His solo bicycle trip from the Pacific coast of California to the Atlantic coast of Massachusetts inspires us to have faith and confidence in our abilities. Bob will be remembered for his zany, wry sense of humor, his love and appreciation of nature, his long walks and bike rides through town and his talent and skill in playing pool. Friends are invited to gather at 10 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2018 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518-5845373). A memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. followed by a luncheon reception. In lieu of flowers, please consider taking a walk in the woods, calling a friend, donating to Sustainable Saratoga, PO Box 454, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or to a charity of your choice. Online remembrances may be made at

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On Tuesday, June 12, a local family received a surprise visit from none other than Today Show weather guru Al Roker. Opening the door at 10:45 a.m., Brien Hollowood came faceto-face with the TV personality and was told he won the Today Show’s Deserving Dad Contest. They quickly whisked him off where a private jet, courtesy of Netjets, flew the family to Baltimore, Maryland to announce the opening line-up at the Baltimore Orioles game. “As a life-long Orioles fan this trip was spectacular. My wife Cindy and daughters Colleen and Keelin knew about it for almost one month and did something I never thought they could do…keep a secret,” said Brien. “Cindy had

packed a bag and when Al Roker showed up were whisked away to the Saratoga County Airport and 45 minutes later we were in Baltimore. We met Manager Buck Showalter, broadcaster and Hall of Famer Jim Palmer among others and spent the day with fellow

Oswego alum Al Roker who could not have been nicer. The girls are going to have a hard time topping this next Father’s Day!” Additionally, the Hollowood family got to meet the team, have batting practice and toured Camden Yards.

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Floating Classroom at Saratoga Lake SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Lake Protection and Improvement District (SLPID) and the Adirondack Watershed Institute are hosting a “floating classroom” on June 26 at the Saratoga Lake State Boat Launch. The floating classroom is a fun and educational way to learn about the watershed, freshwater biology and invasive

species. Admission is free and the event will go from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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BICENTENNIAL GOLF DAY WILTON — To celebrate the Town of Wilton’s bicentennial, McGregor Links Country Club is offering a one-day golfing event on Saturday, June 23. Wilton residents are welcome to enjoy a round of golf, cart included, for $18.18. The country club also plans to unveil a newly renovated course and clubhouse. To register or find out more call 518-584-6270.

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Avant Garde Drum and Bugle Corps.

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SARATOGA HOSPITAL TAKING STEPS TO BATTLE ADDICTION ONE HIKE AT A TIME SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Hospital and Adirondack Trust Company introduce the Above and Beyond Challenge to raise funds for the addiction medicine program. Helping an addict to recover is often a series of steps taken one at a time, and Saratoga Hospital is taking that quite literally in its new hike fundraising campaign, the Above and Beyond Challenge, presented by the Adirondack Trust Company. The Challenge encourages businesses and individuals to take advantage of the scenic geography of Upstate N.Y. All the while raising funds and awareness for the addiction medicine program at the Saratoga Community Health Center. This new program features volunteer-led hikes up peaks across the Adirondacks – including the 46 High Peaks, the Lake George Twelve Peaks and the Saranac Six Peaks. The hikes are free and will include a committed adherence to responsible hiking with respect to the natural beauty and protection of the trails. The Above and Beyond Challenge is the brainchild of Stephan R. von Schenk, president and CEO of The Adirondack Trust Company and former chair of the Saratoga Foundation Board. Von Schenk is an avid hiker and outdoorsman. “The disease of addiction is heartbreaking for all involved,” von Schenk said. “I had heard success stories of addiction and the power of outdoor exercise to heal, so I thought, why not incorporate the beauty of the Adirondacks with addiction and let these mountains do what they have done for centuries, provide spiritual and physical healing for all,” he added. He reached out to Saratoga Hospital for help, and the foundation was quick to assist. So was the business community. Not only was The Adirondack Trust Company fully supportive as lead sponsor, but within a day of von Schenk reaching out, Roohan Realty agreed to be the T-shirt sponsor. “The response is exciting and we hope this momentum will encourage people to come out to support addiction treatment,

as well as enjoy these beautiful mountains with responsible hiking that will keep these trails a treasure for generations to come,” von Schenk said. Like so many counties across the state and nation, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties face escalating numbers of families struggling with substance use disorders and addiction, impacting an estimated 17,689 children and adults in Saratoga County alone. There is strong, research-based evidence that correlates hiking or other outdoor activity with more successful addiction program outcomes. The Above and Beyond Challenge is an opportunity for patients to introduce adventure therapy into their treatment plan. “We haven’t even reached the tipping point of the opioid crisis yet,” said Joshua Zamer, MD, medical director of the addiction medicine program at Saratoga Community Health Center. “The funds raised by the Above and Beyond Challenge will help us continue to expand our addiction medicine program to meet rapidly emerging needs. I can’t tell you how grateful we are for The Adirondack Trust Company’s support for the Challenge,” he added. “It was just such a great idea. We were thrilled to work with Steve to create the Above and Beyond Challenge,” said Amy Raimo, Vice President of community engagement and Executive Director of the Saratoga Hospital Foundation. “There are hikes available for every level – beginner to expert – all led by volunteers with personal experience of those trails. We have no doubt the community will embrace the Above and Beyond Challenge to support the addiction medicine program. And there are some great sponsorship opportunities available, too,” she added. Donations are encouraged, but hikes are free and registration is required. The hikes are taking place June through September and are open to individuals, patients, and groups. For more information about becoming a sponsor, call Saratoga Hospital Foundation at 518-5838340. To learn more about the Above and Beyond Challenge or to register for a hike, please visit

Steve von Schenk, president and CEO of The Adirondack Trust Company; Allie King; Brian von Schenk; Holly Marek; Carolyn von Schenk and Keith Boden. Photo provided.




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REPORT: “ROBUST” ARTS, CULTURAL SECTOR IN SARATOGA COUNTY GENERATES $80 MILLION continued from front page... According to the report, expenditures on goods and services totaled nearly $50 million - $27.2 million by institutions and $22.2 million by audiences. All-sources revenue to organizations was $26.3 million. There was $2.1 million revenue generated for local government and $2.5 million for state government. Total salaries paid to direct employees totaled $7.1 million. The Partnership says the collective results portray a “robust arts and cultural sector” in Saratoga County.

“Local arts and cultural institutions pump considerable dollars into the community and are critical partners in driving economic development” - Marty Vanags, president of the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership. SPAC President and CEO Elizabeth Sobol, Universal Preservation Hall Campaign Director Teddy Foster, Maureen Sager - Project Director at the Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy, and Saratoga Arts Council Executive Director Joel Reed were among those in attendance who served on a panel. “I appreciated the range of people on panel and being

able to talk to the economic development community about the year-round impact of arts organizations in our region,” said Reed, who also serves as executive director of Saratoga Arts, whose center gallery is open year-round on Broadway. “When these conversations have happened in the past, the focus is on cultural tourism: how many people come here? So, I appreciate, as a year-round organization which primarily serves residents, looking at the importance of arts not just because of out-of-towners, but because of residents and creative people who want to live here.” Of nearly 30 arts and cultural leaders that responded to an Index “pulse survey,” 88 percent described themselves as either very optimistic or optimistic about the future. In addition, 96 percent strongly agreed or agreed with building community partnerships to

support economic development, and 85 percent strongly agreed or agreed with encouraging entrepreneurship by offering incentives for those in creative industries to relocate to the area. An overwhelming number - 96 percent - strongly agreed or agreed that there are arts, cultural, historical and creative places and activities in Saratoga County that are still not widely known. “Saratoga County is fortunate to offer outstanding arts and cultural programs and venues that serve our residents and bring visitors into our community,” said Kevin Hedley, Chairman of the Saratoga

County Prosperity Partnership. “The impact is critical not only to our quality of life, but also to our economic well-being.” In creating the index, the Partnership gathered information from 2016, the most recent year available – including revenue, expenditures and attendance figures – from two dozen Saratoga County institutions presenting performing and visual arts, museums, and entities focused on preservation, history, and culture. Metrics applied were developed by Americans for the Arts - a nonprofit artsadvancing organization serving 6,000 members.

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Saratoga Race Course Hosts Job Fair Friday and Saturday SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association will host a two-day job fair on Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 for those interested in working at Saratoga Race Course during the 2018 summer meet. The job fair will be held at the Embassy Suites, 86 Congress St. Interviews will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during both sessions. Opportunities are available for: bets squad, betting clerks, box office representatives, cashiers, chefs, cleaners, cooks, food service helpers and supervisors, general labor, giveaway helpers (part-time only), guest services, hosts/hostesses, mascots, parking attendants, porters and barbacks, prep cooks, retail clerks, security, turf work, utility workers, waitstaff, and whitecaps/ushers. Positions are available with NYRA, Centerplate, Union Square Events, Integrated Staffing and American Maintenance. All are

Equal Opportunity Employers. Applicants must be at least 15 years of age with New York State Certified Working Papers; prospective security guards, cashiers and betting clerks must be at least 18 years of age to apply. Limited opportunities exist for 15-year-old applicants. Betting clerks and cashiers must have significant cash handling experience. Security guards must have a high school degree or GED to apply. All applicants must bring a photo ID and social security card or I-9 alternative. The 40-day meet will run from Friday, July 20 through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3.

MEETINGS AT CITY HALL MONDAY, JUNE 18 City Council Pre-agenda Meeting | 9:30 a.m. Planning Board Workshop | 5 p.m.

TUESDAY, JUNE 19 City Council Meeting | 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 Design Review Commission Meeting | 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21 Planning Board Meeting | 6 p.m.

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Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018

Glens Falls Hospital Foundation Announces New Board of Trustees Members and Officers GLENS FALLS — The Glens Falls Hospital Foundation has announced the addition of three new members to the Board of Trustees and a new slate of officers for 2018. The new board members are: Sean Bain, MD – Internal Medicine physician specializing in Hospital Medicine at Glens Falls Hospital and President of the Medical Staff. Dr. Bain serves as a Hospitalist, providing care exclusively to inpatients at Glens Falls Hospital. As President of the Medical Staff, he leads the governing body that oversees the credentialing, continuing education, and policies and practice for the providers. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, his medical degree from Albany Medical College, and served his residency at Wake Forest

Baptist Medical Center in WinstonSalem, North Carolina. Andrew Brodie – Co-Manager of Yankee Boating Center, a family-owned business with locations in Lake George, the Thousand Islands region and Rockland County. Mr. Brodie previously served as a wholesale electrical market engineer for New York Independent System Operator. He earned a master’s degree in Electrical Power Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor’s degree in Physics/Geology from Middlebury College. Marc Monahan – Vice President of NBT Bank in Glens Falls. Mr. Monahan has been with NBT for more than eight years, serving in a number of managerial roles. He earned

a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from SUNY Oswego and an associate’s degree in Business Administration and Management from SUNY Adirondack. He also serves on the boards of directors of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Glens Falls Civic Center Foundation, and is a past president and treasurer of the Glens Falls Hospital Guild. He is also a member of the Adirondack Civic Center Coalition. The Foundation’s officers for 2018 are Chair Debra Meier, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Co., Vice Chair Eric Cottrell, DDS, owner of Cottrell Dental; and Secretary Katherine Herlihy Schwenker, Esq., Director and Counsel for the Life Insurance Council of New York.

Alpin Haus Expands with New RV Sales Facility GANSEVOORT — On June 14 Alpin Haus celebrated the ending of a multi-year project, which created a brand new sales office and customer lounge at Alpin Haus RV of Saratoga. The expansion adds 3,600-square-feet and cost close to $500,000 according to Alpin Haus President Andy Heck. Expansion follows a 68 percent growth in RV sales since 2014. “I just think that the traffic pattern on the I-87 corridor… It’s been such a great corridor for camping, for people going up to the Adirondacks. So we get not just locally, but we get a lot of transient people who camp up that way and use us as their store,” Heck said. The new facility expands upon the 30 Gordon Lane location. It features new service bays, a new parts and accessories store, and a redesigned sales lot designed to create more space for customers to browse the latest recreational vehicles and campers. Alpin Haus also

expects to hire 12 new employees as a result of the expansion. “Over at Saratoga we’ve grown continuously over the years... Just to be able to tie in all the sales, really helps a lot,” Heck said about the expansion. As much as this expansion is expected to be transformative for Alpin Haus, Heck says it’s always been in the back of his mind to keep upgrading. “It’s just ongoing, we always look at things incrementally. We’re growing; we just keep trying to figure out what we have to do… That’s how the business got better and we’ve grown,” he said. “We keep re-investing in our facilities; if we’ve out-grown an area, we looked at different facilities,” he added. Alpin Haus has been in business for more than 50 years and is one of America’s largest RV dealers. The Saratoga facility sells and services new and used RVs, travel trailers, fifth wheels, and motorhomes. In addition to the Saratoga County sales

Alpin Haus President Andy Heck. Photo provided.

facility, Alpin Haus operates RV sales locations in Amsterdam and Port Jervis. “Over the past few years, we’ve seen many families and individuals develop an interest in the RV lifestyle and it’s been our pleasure to help them find the right outdoor recreation vehicle for their needs. Our newly expanded sales facility will better allow us to serve our valued customers,” Heck said.


Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018

Mohawk Honda Extends Vehicle BuyBack Program SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Capital District’s top volume Honda dealer, has extended through June its Kelley Blue Book Buy-Back Event. Representatives from Kelley Blue Book visited Mohawk Honda from May 30 through June 2, offering visitors a detailed vehicle appraisal and worked with Mohawk Honda staff to make instant cash offers for purchase or trade. In the opening three days, Mohawk Honda and KBB appraised 177 vehicles, making total cash offers of $2.2 million. The dealership sold 109 new and used cars over the three days. For more information visit

Local Businesswoman Releases Children’s Book

book this summer. “Lucky’s Adventure in Saratoga” was inspired by the true story of Elizabeth’s rescue dog Lucky, who was lost in Saratoga for four days. The book illustrated by local artist Jenn Kocsmiersky and published locally by Saratoga Springs Publishing. A launch party will be held on July 11 at Sinclair Saratoga located at 17 Maple Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Books will be available for purchase online and at numerous stores locally. A portion of proceeds will be donated to H.O.P.E. Animal Rescue.

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MBPA to Host Speed Networking Workshop

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Native Saratogian and local businesswoman Elizabeth Macy is excited to announce the release of her first children’s picture

MALTA — The Malta Business and Professional Association (MBPA) will host their 2nd networking workshop

Fingerpaint Closes on Purchase of 395 Broadway SARATOGA SPRINGS — Fingerpaint, an independent, fullservice, nationwide marketing agency, has closed on the previously announced purchase of its office space at 395 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs. The purchase price was $9 million, and the Adirondack Trust Company will finance the deal. Purchase includes existing office building and parking lot. Fingerpaint plans to expand the existing building to allow for further growth, as well as the potential addition of a mix of office, retail, and residential space.

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on June 27. It will last from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and take place at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART, 345 Hermes Road in Malta. The event will focus on learning how to speed network. It is open for anyone to attend and is applicable to business owners, managers, and sales professionals from any industry. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. To register by email, conact or visit

announced the addition of Kelly Carpenter as a project manager. Carpenter has experience developing multichannel plans, including product launches, brand campaigns, and digital programs, while effectively managing teams and ensuring alignment of strategies. Before joining PEP, Carpenter worked as a project manager and producer for Syneos Health, formerly inVentiv Health Managed Markets.

PEP Adds New Project Manager SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Patient Experience Project (PEP), a full-service, patient-centric marketing and communications agency has

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Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018


A 100 Year Old “Startup” Operation

Todd Shimkus, President of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce

ON THURSDAY, June 7, 2018, I put on a suit and one of my “horse themed” ties from Impressions of Saratoga. Generally by this time of year, I’m wearing a polo shirt with a Chamber logo, not a suit and tie. But on that very day one hundred years ago, June 7, 1918, local leaders gathered for the first time to organize our Chamber of Commerce. And while there were

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no photos from that first meeting, my guess is everyone wore a suit and tie. So to be respectful to our founders, I put on a suit and tie. My thoughts on that very day, however, centered on what motivated these people to meet and to form the Chamber in the first place. As we have learned, they banded together to advance the interests of local businesses in civic debates and to encourage one another to support each other. Today, this mission and purpose remains. It has not changed. Our Chamber continues to be a visible and vocal advocate for our members and to host some of the best business-tobusiness networking events you’ll find anywhere. It frankly is humbling to be here, at this time, knowing the impact this organization and its members, volunteers and professional staff has had during this 100 year run. We are all better off as a result of the leadership provided by those who formed the Chamber one hundred years ago and everyone that has followed. Many join the Chamber to get something out of it for themselves or their business. They want and need a return on the investment. We’re happy to have them and to help in any way we can. Many join the Chamber because they want us to get something done that helps to

grow our economy or to improve our quality of life. If they were here today, I think our founders would tell us that we cannot rest on our laurels. We’re in a competition for talent. A competition for investment. We’ve won a lot over the last 100 years but nothing is guaranteed. To me, this means the Chamber must think of itself as a 100-year-old startup. We can celebrate on June 7, but on June 8, it is time to focus on innovation and action. In the next few weeks, we will host our first-ever Freihofer’s Saratoga JazzFest Friday in collaboration with SPAC. We will soon announce plans for our first-ever Call to Post Celebration as part of a new program to welcome racing fans back to Saratoga. We’re talking about finding new target markets to reach out to in order to continue to drive up demand from visitors to come to Saratoga County year-round. We’re exploring ideas to help our local organizations to provide more leadership training for their employees. The hundreds of local people who gathered with us on June 7, 2018, to celebrate our 100th Anniversary enjoyed the festivities. Our hope, however, is that everyone will enjoy what we do next — whether you wear a suit and tie or no tie at all!

Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018

TOWN OF BALLSTON Lot 10, Mackenna Court, $382,076. John Paul Builders, LLC sold property to Leon and Jennifer Bennett. 53 Kelley Farms Rd., $558,593. Barbera Homes Kelley Farms LLC sold property to Cynthia Gavert. 284 Middleline Rd., $360,000. Robert Pustolka (by Atty) sold property to Farm Raised LLC. 291 Scotchbush Rd., $339,000. Mark Katz sold property to Jonathan Ruggiero and Jackie Ross. 68 Lancaster Court, $376,014. Traditional Homebuilders and Developers Inc. sold property to Keith and Shelley Schlosser. 808 Harold St., $225,000. Kyle and Amy Greth sold property to Lawrence Hill. Lot 12 Mackenna Court, $433,028. John Paul Builders LLC sold property to Brendon and Melissa Russell. Kelley Farms Road, $1,687,500. New York Development Group Eastline LLC sold property to Barbera Homes Kelley Farms LLC. 762 Randall Rd., $95,000. Christian King sold property to Brittany Harris and Shaughn King.

MALTA 7 Penny Royal Rd. $268,125. Michael and Diane McCabe sold property to Phillip and April White. 4168 Silver Beach Rd., $85,000. Edward McMahon (by Admin) sold property to Albert and Marie Barbera. 30 Hillman Loop, $341,178. Farone Amedore LLC sold property to Ronald Coleman and Catherine Batto. 36 Lupine Dr., $318,000. Joseph and Jennifer Yanazzo sold property to Montgomery Yurchison and Jane Chasin. 170 Thimbleberry Rd., $190,000. Jane and David Bangert sold property to Jessica Mazurowski. 73 Wineberry Lane, $270,000. Dennis and Lisa Waldron sold property to Randall Raymond.


1 Second St., $203,500. Christian Tiberia and Kelly Fitzgibbon sold property to Holli Nirsberger. 4 Troy Ave., $76,075. Bank of New York Mellon (as Trustee, by Atty) sold property to Doreen Sheridan. 2257 Route 9, $357,150. B Safe Inc. sold property to Stewarts Shops Corporation. 145 Arrow Wood Pl., $188,000. John Maynard sold property to David and Grace Hondro. 5064 Nelson Ave., Ext. $295,000. ANW Holdings Inc. sold property to Lance and Joan Wilkins. 18 Vettura Court, $80,000. Lecmor Residential LLC sold property to DeGraff Bloom Custom Bulders Inc. 14 Essex St., $284,597. Barbera Homes Malta Springs LLC sold property to Marie Johnson. 5 Cherry Court, $368,000. Michael and Amy Exterkamp sold property to Erik Ebbing and Kimberly Dobrodzie. 58 Admirals Way, $510,045. Malta Land Company, LLC. sold property to Forrest Macdonald and Elizabeth Dawley. 238 Old Post Rd., $219,000. Michelle Hawkins sold property to Shawn Leblanc.

TOWN OF SARATOGA 252 Route 32, $157,000. Michele Orr sold property to Christian and Bridget Babcock. 104 County Road 68, $565,000. Lisa Schroeder Bevis sold property to Max and Juliette Freedman. 117 Bryants Bridge Rd., $329,700. Union Modular Homes LLC sold property to Gerard and Annette Koloskie.

12 Morgans Run, $172,000. Ryan Young sold property to Richard and Kara Carter.


WILTON 3 Thistle Rd., $290,000. Darrell Maximo sold property to Sara Coleman.

Cobb Alley, $156,000. Solomon Figelman sold property to Moto Holdings Inc.

4 Claire Pass, $417,500. Paulina Robinson sold property to Dennis Herlihy and Mary Cobb.

20 Wampum Dr., $116,400. Allison Prosser sold property to British American Remodel and Design LLC.

31 Burnham Rd., $360,000. Neil and Sally Hodgson sold property to Rino Buzzola and Romina Tollerutti.

32 Winners Circle, $260,000. Mark and Gloria Todaro sold property to Stephen and Carol Ann Travers.

6 Preston Court, $66,000. Conch Shell Properties Inc. sold property to CMH Home Inc.

1 – 3 Wall St., $501,000. Jeffrey Pugh sold property to Thirty-Seven Greenfield LLC.

4 Eighteenth Pass, $412,500. Christopher and Victoria Marchand sold property to Joyce Austin.

97 East Ave., Unit 204, $470,500. Excelsior East LLC sold property to Aarathi Prasad. 81 Middle Ave., $405,000. Jason Lonczak and Emily Thomas sold property to Thirty-Seven Greenfield LLC. 34 Friar Tuck Way, $396,550. Scott and Carissa Morganstein sold property to Matthew and Daniel Sullivan. 1 Belmain Court, $1,350,000. James and Kelli Tammaro sold property to William and Kaitlin Carson. 103 Hathorn Blvd., $172,500. Fannie Mae (by Atty) sold property to Yi Lin Dong and Xiao Yu Lin.

STILLWATER 12 Revere Run, $275,000. Amy Lutz sold property to Ross and Megan Jordan, 33 Walden Circle, $470,413. Amedore Homes LLC sold property to Christopher and Celina Myers. 10 Colonial Rd., $165,000. Barbara Sauer sold property to Cara Finkle.

15 39 Cider Mill Way, $640,080. Smith Bridge LLC sold property to Norman and Ruth Bigman. 2 Mahogany Rd., $345,000. Joanne Deweese sold property to Pieter and Julie Burhans. 5 Waldron Lane, $216,200. Gary and Kim Warren sold property to Caitlin and Shane Lewis. 50 Cider Mill Way, $491,351. Smith Bridge LLC sold property to David and Lorraine Woodruff. 23 Foxhound Run, $880,000. Kenneth and Mary Hardy sold property to Michael and Helene Scarnici.



Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018

OPERATION LUNCH LADY SARATOGA SPRINGS — With summer break just around the corner, kids and families who rely on free and reduced lunch programs during the school year often become more vulnerable to food insecurity during school vacations. That’s why Fingerpaint, a marketing agency headquartered in Saratoga Springs, New York, is asking people to embrace their inner lunch lady this summer to help combat hunger in the communities surrounding each of their offices. Fingerpaint launched Operation Lunch Lady in partnership with The Pack Shack on April 16. Knowing that kids often face an increased risk of hunger during summer break and food pantry donations often dwindle, the team came up with a creative way to raise awareness and funds using the beloved unsung hero, the lunch lady, to get people excited to help. With a commitment to matching up to $15,000, Fingerpaint will

raise the necessary funds to purchase nutritious and easyto-prepare meals from The Pack Shack to donate to three hunger relief organizations in the communities surrounding Fingerpaint offices in Saratoga Springs, NY, Conshohocken, Penn., and Scottsdale, Ariz. The effort marks Fingerpaint’s second annual company-wide Philanthropy Day, during which its offices will close on June 29 to allow employees to work together simultaneously at each location toward a common goal. Last year, they raised more than $11,000 to help kids in foster care. This year, the company hopes to raise a total of $30,000 (including the company match) to tackle food insecurity, which will end up providing more than 65,000 meals across the country. The Pack Shack, a Midwest-based humanitarian organization, will send crews to each Fingerpaint office to host “Feed the Funnel Parties.”

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Fingerpainters will get their lunch lady on, donning hairnets, aprons, and gloves, cranking up awesome music, and creating thousands of meals from dry ingredients in an assembly line. The assembly line will include: funnels (where ingredients are poured into a funnel to fill a bag), scales (where bags are weighed for accuracy),

heat sealers (where bags are sealed), and boxes (where the bags are put into cases). Once packed, the meals will be given to local hunger relief organizations in New York, Pennsylvania and Arizona. “We know that the risk for food insecure families goes up during school breaks, so we

wanted to find a way to raise awareness and work together to feel like we can make an impact. We figured a Feed the Funnel party would be both fun and productive, and we can make sure it feeds families in our surrounding communities,” said Bo Goliber, who heads up Philanthropy efforts at Fingerpaint.

Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018

Saratoga Independent School Announces Summer Tour Dates SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Independent School has announced summer tour dates for prospective parents and students. SIS is currently accepting applications for all grades, PreK through Middle School. Tour dates, all starting at 10 a.m. are scheduled for: Wednesday, July 11 Thursday, July 19 Tuesday, July 24 Thursday, August 2 Wednesday, August 8 Tuesday, August 14 Thursday, August 23 Or contact SIS to schedule a personal tour at 518-583-0841. For additional information, please visit our website at

SUNY Adirondack to Hold Information Session on New Accelerated Degree in Business Administration WILTON — This new program, designed to meet the schedules of working adults, makes it possible for students to complete an associates degree in 16 months or less. Classes run two nights a week, with additional coursework completed online. Course formats include both accelerated (7-week classes) and traditional semester formats (15-week classes). The accelerated format is ideal for prospective students who are driven, organized, tech-literate and college-ready in math and English. SUNY Adirondack’s Admissions Office is open for extended hours on Wednesdays throughout the summer to accommodate busy adults with work and family obligations. Visit us Monday Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on the Accelerated Degree in Business Administration, contact Ryan Thomas at or 518-743-2200, ext. 7765.

Schuylerville Central School Alumni Banquet SCHUYLERVILLE — Schuylerville Central School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the American Legion, Clancy St., Schuylerville from 6


p.m. to 11 p.m. Music by DJ Andy Jennings. $30 per person. Contact Pat Temple at 518-338-2329 or e-mail for tickets.

Saratoga Springs High School Announces Top 10 Students for the Class of 2018 SARATOGA SPRINGS — Mrs. Lynette Whaley, Interim Principal of Saratoga Springs High School, announces that Claire Aibel, daughter of Keith and Sharon Aibel, has been named Valedictorian of the Class of 2018, and that Brianna Dungate, daughter of David and Lisa Dungate, has been named Salutatorian. Claire Aibel is a member of National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Symphonic Band. She is a peer tutor and volunteers for Project Lift. Claire enjoys competitive figure skating. She received numerous awards, including the Harvard Book Award, National Merit Commendation, AP Biology Department Award and the Academic Recognition Award. Claire plans to attend Brown University where she will major in biology. Brianna Dungate is the President of the Debate Club, National Honor Society Senior Giveback Day Coordinator, Amnesty International New York State Student Activist Coordinator, and the Project Manager for Educating Young Engineers. She has also participated in Generation Outreach. Brianna has been a member of varsity soccer for four years and participates on the unified basketball team. She received various awards including the Rensselaer Medal and departmental awards in math, science, English and technology. Brianna plans to attend University of British Columbia to pursue a career as a neuroscientist/surgeon. The following comprise the remainder of the top ten students in the Class of 2018: Haley Smaldone is the daughter of Leo and Stacey Smaldone. Haley is a member of the Global Awareness Club and National Honor Society. She has been a member of the varsity tennis team and the track and field team. Haley received awards for Academic Achievement in physics and family and consumer sciences. She was recognized with a National Merit Commendation. Haley plans to attend Nova Southeastern University to pursue a career as a

physician assistant. Elizabeth Fox is the daughter of Stephen and Kelly Fox. She enjoys being a member of the Drama Club, Treasurer of the YADDO Club, Treasurer of the Academic Team and a member of TV Studio Club. Elizabeth received awards for honors biology, precalculus, French 4, AP Literature, the Harris Crandall Math Award, and the an Academic Achievement Award. She plans to attend Stanford University where she will pursue film and computer science. Derek Bruce is the son of Scott and Andrea Bruce. Derek is a member of Blue Streak Robotics, Youth² “Youth Helping Youth”, Chess Club and Frisbee Club. He participates in Babe Ruth Baseball, recreational soccer, and recreational basketball. Derek received the George Eastman Young Leaders Award, Attorney General’s Triple “C” Award, and the Innovation and Creativity Award. He will be attending Virginia Tech to study software engineering. Morgan Swiers is the daughter of Conrad and Michelle Swiers. Morgan is President of the Spanish National Honor Society, President of Latin Club, President of German Club, Vice President of French Club, Vice President of the Spanish Club, and a member of the National Honor Society and French National Honor Society. She received awards in both Latin and French. Morgan plans to attend Skidmore College. Jakob Wiegand is the son of Adam and Marianne Wiegand. He is the Co-President of the Ultimate Frisbee Club, the Co-Founder and Co-President of Spikeball Club, President of the Fiddle Club, is a member of National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society. Jakob received the AP Physics 1 Award, AP Calculus AB Award and an Academic Recognition Award. He plans to attend Valparaiso University to study civil engineering. Grayson DeMarco is the son of David and Pamela DeMarco. Grayson has been the Class President both his senior year and sophomore year, the Treasurer of National Honor Society and a member of the jazz ensemble as a saxophone player. He has been the captain for 3 years of the varsity golf team, and he has participated in the varsity tennis team. Grayson was a National Merit Finalist and received the New York State Attorney General Triple “C” Award. He plans to attend Boston College to study investment banking.

Ryan Madulka is the son of Timothy and Karolanne Madulka. Ryan is a member of the Asian Culture Club, Chess Club, Cube Club, and the Anime Club. He received the Harris Crandall Math Award, Science Department Award and the World Languages Department Award. Ryan plans to attend Rochester Institute of Technology to study engineering. Haley Kondo is the daughter of Nick and Kathleen Kondo. Haley is the Treasurer of Future Leaders of Medicine Club, and a member of National Honor Society, DECA and Leo Clubs. She participates in gymnastics at World Class Gymnastics Academy. She has been on the high honor roll during her high school career. Haley plans to attend Cornell University where she will be participating with their gymnastics team and plans to study dermatology.

Continuing Education Program at SSCSD SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Continuing Education Program of Saratoga Springs City School District are always in pursuit of new instructors and new ideas to teach a sport, exercise, drawing, painting, languages, yoga, mindfulness, health and wellness classes, genealogy to name a few. Please email your resume to continuing_ education@saratogaschools.

17 org or access the online course proposal: www.saratogaschools. org/ceteach2 or call the office and leave a message 518-583-4782.

High School Graduation Ceremonies BALLSTON SPA: June 21 | 4 p.m. @SPAC SARATOGA SPRINGS: June 22 | 9 a.m. @SPAC BURNT HILLSBALLSTON LAKE: June 22 | Noon @SPAC SHENENDEHOWA: June 22 | 1:30 p.m. @SPAC GALWAY: June 23 | 10 a.m. @Galway School Auditorium MECHANICVILLE: June 23 |10 a.m. @Mechanicville High School Auditorium SCHUYLERVILLE: June 23 | 10 a.m. @Saratoga City Center SOUTH GLENS FALLS: June 23 | 10 a.m. @Glens Falls Civic Center CORINTH: June 23 |10:30 a.m. @Corinth School Gymnasium STILLWATER: June 23 | 3 p.m. @Saratoga City Center





Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018

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by Meghan Fritz, LCSW-R

for Saratoga TODAY

OUR FIRST introduction to what the world is like comes through our parents. We look to them for guidance, reassurance, modeling and wisdom. In the first few months to years of our lives, our parents comfort, teach, lead, and share their wisdom with us that will ideally give us the confidence and tools we need to grow into secure whole individuals who can successfully launch into the stages of adolescence and young adulthood. The role of the Father (or a strong male role model in a child’s life-Stepdad, Uncle, Coach, Mentor) is key in shaping a young

person’s self-esteem and sense of identity in the world. Adults that grow up without a strong father figure in their lives are more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, self-destructive behaviors and a sense of worthlessness. When my husband walks through the door at the end of the day, the first thing our 19-month-old son does is run to the door enthusiastically yelling,

self-esteem. Children see their self-worth through their father’s eyes. They look to their fathers for the reassurance that they are loved, valued, accepted, important and worthy. The key to raising strong, healthy, thriving children is consistency and presence. Like most things in life, it’s such a simple concept that is seems hard. The best thing a Father or

“Children see their self-worth through their father’s eyes.” “Dada!” with his arms up in the air. All he wants in that moment is for his Father to stop and acknowledge him being fully present and engaged. No matter what age we are, the desire to be acknowledged, seen and heard by our parents never goes away. The spiritual role of a father figure is to help shape the child’s

father figure can do for their child is to be present. Notice I didn’t say to buy presents, rather, to be 100 percent present. It’s so easy to get caught up in the daily grind of work, paying bills, taking care of a home, family, etc. This daily stress can steal your joy and keep you from being present with the people you love the most.

This Father’s Day, give yourself the gift of being present. Practice taking time with your children, step-children, nieces, nephews, neighbors and loved ones to give the gift of your attention. Simply stop to look into the eyes of your child or someone you love and offer your praise and approval. Research shows receiving consistent, positive, loving words of affirmation from our loved ones can boost our immune systems and help us live longer! How amazing is that? Praise, attention and presence keeps us healthy from the inside out. Happy Father’s Day to all the Fathers and father figures out there! Enjoy the gift of being present with the ones you love and watch them bloom and grow from the inside out! YOU ARE WORTH IT! Meghan Fritz is a psychotherapist practicing in State College, PA. For more information email:

Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018





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by Megin Potter for Saratoga TODAY SID GORDON, age 88, provides positive and empowering words of wisdom as the Disabled American Veterans Marcelle Nolan Chapter 158 Chaplain. “I have the words to fit,” he said. When Joe Pennell asked him to become the spiritual leader Gordon is today, he didn’t realize it would be the best job he’d ever had. “I get more satisfaction when I help somebody – it makes me bloom when I see something happening for them,” he said. It is a job he’s learned how to do through a lifetime of experiences guided by a philosophy of appreciation. “Life is so precious, so tender, so you have to treat it accordingly,” he said. 1. Trust Your Gut Gordon’s parents came to Saratoga Springs in 1917 and lived in the small Jewish community known as “the Gut.” One of the oldest families in the Congregation

Shaara T’fille, Gordon’s father owned Saratoga Metal Works while his mother dreamed of her son becoming a Rabbi. At the age of 10, Gordon attended seminary at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, but soon used what money he had to buy a ticket home. “I knew what I wanted and what I didn’t want,” he said. Hitchhiking at midnight from where the boat dropped him off in Albany to get back to Saratoga Springs, the young Gordon said returning felt like heaven to him. “When I climbed over the fence and saw Sperry’s bar room and dance pavilion (which was right next door to our house) I felt right at home,” he said. 2. Lead With Your Heart After attending Saratoga Springs High School, at age 17, Gordon spent two years in the Special Forces during World War II. Returning in 1948, he worked as a salesman at Reliable Furniture before becoming a police officer. “I had no reason not to want to help,” he said. At this job, his empathy often got in the way, however. Anxious to avoid issuing even a parking ticket, he remembers searching for violators in downtown businesses to request they move their cars instead. Gordon’s next job made him and his customers feel good, which suited him better. Gordon became the “music doctor.” He

started out selling and repairing jukeboxes locally before working as a distributor for the Seeburg Corporation for 20 years. Gordon has been married to his wife, Helen for 35 years. Gordon still refers to her as “his girlfriend” and smiles joyously at the sight of her. “She made me a better person,” Gordon said. Helen recently celebrated her 90th birthday. They have six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 3. Retire to Something For Gordon, retirement was just the beginning of his life’s second act. “I didn’t want to retire, after a week or two, I decided that’s enough,” he said. Some of his occupations since then have included running GFM Janitorial Services, working for North American Recycling, as a literary agent for Choice Advertising and as the Regional Manager for the Bivouac Veteran’s News. These business endeavors outgrew his expectations despite his concerns that he had “too much heart.” Gordon however, said he appreciates all the successes he and his family have enjoyed. “It’s better to wear out than rust out,” said Gordon. Taking pictures of unusual signage and curious animals, playing golf and fishing have been some of his favorite hobbies, but it’s the nice people

Sid and Helen Gordon at her 90th birthday party.

Gordon’s met that have really had an impact on him. “You can count your true friends on one hand and you don’t need all of your fingers,” he said. 4. Resolve To Rise One of Gordon’s longtime friendships was with Stephen Einstein. In 2014, Gordon worked with Einstein on his memoir, “My Uncle Albert” (available on Amazon). “As unusual as Albert was, Stephen was three times as unusual,” said Gordon. The book chronicles Stephen’s life at his father, Alfred Einstein’s Glens Falls restaurant, and shares the intimate family secrets of Alfred Einstein, his famous uncle. Gordon finds the subject fascinating. It’s one of the things that helps keep him so vibrant. “If you’re strong enough mentally, you can get over how

the body feels. Good memories are ultra-important to the body and mind,” said Gordon. 5. Have Faith The power of having faith is something Gordon is reminded of each time he pulls a fragile dollar bill from his wallet. This momento is from a harrowing flight from Syracuse to Albany when one of the plane’s engines caught on fire. “Everything is going to be fine. This pilot will bring us in ok,” he said to comfort the woman sitting beside him. They returned safely and she signed the bill, “God Bless You” for the unforgettable service he provided to her that day. “Know there is some hope, you can’t give up the ship. You can always do something. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps and start the goodness going,” advises Gordon.



Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018


Saratoga Central Catholic High School Graduation Photos by SuperSource Media LLC.

Valedictorian: Jacob Lenz

Lenz will be attending RPI in the fall. He is planning to study in the field of engineering. While at Saratoga Central Catholic, Lenz participated in the Varsity Golf, Varsity Bowling, Peer Ministry, as well as National Honor Society.

Salutatorian: Sophia Russo

Russo will be attending American University this fall. Her plan is to study Business/Communications. While at Saratoga Central Catholic, Russo participated in countless hours of community service as well as Peer Ministry, Peer Leader/ Mentor, Community Service Club and was a National Honor Society member.

3rd in Class:

Kerrigan Rawleigh-Doty Rawleigh-Doty will be attending St. Lawrence University in the fall. She plans to study in Health Sciences. While at Saratoga Central Catholic, Rawleigh-Doty

made community service a priority, Peer Ministry, Peer Leader/Mentor and was a National Honor Society member. Rawleigh-Doty is also an accomplished ballet dancer, which she began at a very young age and will continue in college.

Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018






by Katherine Morna Towne for Saratoga TODAY

“Mothering Boys” SOMETIMES I get lulled into thinking I have a particular parenting thing under control, only to be reminded that I’m just not as in charge as I like to think. My youngest boy and I do most of my errands together, and since his younger sibling isn’t born yet, and he’s four years old, we’ve had a lot of one-on-one time to perfect our out-of-the-house behavior. He generally does well during our errands, especially when we go to the grocery store— he has lots of friends who work there and he has a sweet and special relationship with each one of them. We both look forward to our trips to the grocery store. I always feel terribly for the parents whose kids don’t behave so well at the store, either as a one-time thing or as a regular occurrence, since there have been many times in the nearly fourteen years of my motherhood when I’ve had similar situations, and I know how awful and embarrassing it can be. Many times I’ve been so thankful that that part of my motherhood is behind me, and I truly believed this to be so, because a major cause of past incidents for me was having several small children to wrangle at the same time. Before my baby-on-the-way turns one, my four-year-old will be starting Kindergarten, so my days of wrangling many small children at once seemed to be over.

Well. Pride cometh before a fall, or don’t count your chickens before they hatch, etc. One day recently, my boy decided to have a very uncharacteristic (for outside the house) meltdown in the checkout line at the grocery store. I’m talking a screaming, wailing, angry fit that lasted the entire ten minutes we were in line. In the midst of all that noise, he kept yelling, “I want candy!” I can’t remember even one time when I bought candy for my kids in the checkout line. I was completely baffled by the cause of this meltdown, but one thing I knew for sure: there was no way he was getting any candy. And so he screamed (I’m talking bloodcurdling, ear-piercing screaming. So embarrassing.), and then he would stop for a second and choke out, “I’m done screaming. Can I have some candy now?” and I’d say no, and he’d start it up again. What was there to do? If it happened while we were shopping, I think I probably would have left our cart in the aisle and gone home. But we were *so close* to being done—we were even in the express lane, because we only had a few things—so I just tried to ignore it. And wouldn’t you know but the other women in line came over to tell me what a good job I was doing, and the cashier marveled at my patience, and all the while my son screamed. I felt like a total amateur, like I was in a foreign land with no knowledge of the native culture. But what a lovely thing to be built up by the other ladies! We are often such good sisters to each other in times like that, and I was so grateful. I figured that he must have just been having a bad day, perhaps he wasn’t feeling a hundred percent—one of my other boys was recovering from strep throat, maybe my littlest guy was coming down with it as well. When I considered this, I felt better, and was sure it was a one-time thing. Until the next day. The very next day the same thing happened all over again.

I only attempted it because whatever sickness I thought he might be coming down with never came to anything—he’d seemed fine the rest of the previous day. While we were going through the store on that second day, we stopped to say hello to one of our friends, and I was telling her about what happened the day before, and she said that she’d heard the meltdown (impossible not to!) and had actually had the thought that it must not have been my boy, because he never acts that way. She was shocked to discover that it was, indeed, him, and I was shocked when he pulled the same bologna in the check-out line at the end of that second day’s shopping trip. One time can maybe be chalked up to a bad day; twice in a row might be two bad days in a row, but it’s also a pattern that needs to be broken, especially since it’s so unfair to subject everyone else at the grocery store to that level of horror. So I decided my boy was no longer allowed at the grocery store, at least until I was sure he wouldn’t do that again. It was a rough decision, since I get most of our grocery shopping done during those times with him! He did seem to miss the trips to the store, and by the end of the next week started saying he wanted to go to the store and, “I won’t scream for candy!” Last week I decided he might be ready for us to try again. We made our first trip back a quick one, and thankfully he did fine. We talked quite a bit while going through the store about how that kind of behavior is unacceptable, and he seemed to be taking it very seriously. Hopefully it was just a two-day fluke. But it reminded me of something an experienced mom told me a long time ago, at the beginning of my motherhood: “You’re never an expert.” That resonated with me so much, because she had six children who were nearly all grown up, so if anyone might have felt like an expert at mothering, it was her. I’ve definitely found her wise words to be true for me—these kids surprise me all the time; what was true for one or some isn’t necessarily so for the others; I don’t always know why or have all the answers. But I do know that if my little guy tries screaming in the store again, it’s Hannaford To Go for us for the foreseeable future!

Kate and her husband have six sons ages 13, 11, 9, 8, 6, and 4; they’re expecting their seventh baby in the fall. Follow her at www.facebook. com/kmtowne23, or email her at




Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018

SENIOR CALENDAR… Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga

5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 • 518-584-1621

2018 Events Extended Hours & New Classes!

TUESDAYS IN JUNE, Three Vines To-Go Dinners, 5 - 6:30 p.m. $12.50/dinner. A portion of every dinner sold goes directly to support the Center. Call the Center at 518-584-1621 to order. Pick-up between 5 and 6:30 p.m. 6/19: Penne alla Romano 6/26: Chicken Marsala Heart & Soul Line Dancing, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Set to soul/R&B music. Cost is $10 for members, $20 for non-members. Open to the public. *Last month until the fall.

WEDNESDAYS IN MAY 9 Miles East, 10:55 - 11:20 a.m. A convenient local weekly meal delivery service offered here at the Center. Healthy, delicious food including vegan and gluten-free options. Stop in to pick-up lunch or dinner to go!

TUESDAY, JUNE 15 Alzheimer’s Association Presentation: Effective Communication Strategies 2:30 p.m. Free. Open to the public.

TUESDAY, JUNE 19 Lunchtime Concert Series, 12:30 -1:30 p.m. Sponsored by Saratoga Arts Council at Ben and Jerry’s, Saratoga Springs (Rain Location: Saratoga Senior Center.) Artists from the Orchard Project theater program sing both original tunes and favorite musical theater hits.

TUESDAY, JULY 17 Brooks BBQ, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Event will take place at the Saratoga Senior Center. Brooks BBQ delicious staples, Chicken and Ribs, will be on the menu! Call the Center to buy your tickets at 518-584-1621.

One-Day Bus Trips [Open to the Public]


Thursday, July 12 $45/Members, $70/Non-Members Spend the morning touring Burlington on your own and stop to enjoy lunch. Then meet back up with the group for an exciting tour of the Von Trapp house, including a guided history, documentary

viewing, and a Q&A with a Von Trapp family member. There will also be an option to do a brewery tour and tasting after the actual house tour. We will be leaving Burlington around 6:15 p.m. and arriving home around 9:30 p.m.


Oct. 4 - Oct. 10 • $3,399


Oct. 31 - Nov. 10 • $4,159


Dec. 1 - Dec. 9 • $2,899

Multi-Day Bus Trips [Open to the Public] Presented by by Diamond Tours


7 days, 6 nights • $815 October 14 - 20 Trip Highlights: 10 meals, 6 breakfasts, 4 dinners, the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg, dinner cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk, admission to the Nauticus and Battleship Wisconsin, and more! $75 deposit due by June 16.

2018 Excursions Presented by Collette


Prague, Vienna and Budapest Sept. 3 - Sept. 13 • $3,859


Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans Dec. 7 - Dec. 14 • $3,199


March 13 - 19, 2019 • $3,599


Do you need help with transportation, respite, home visits, etc? Please call Jane at 518-584-1621, ext. 206.


Do you have an hour to assist with transportation, friendly visiting, or shopping? Flexible hours and no time commitments! Please contact Lisa at 518-584-1621, ext. 210.

Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018




How You Establish Your Bank Accounts Matters M a ke Sur e Your Account s Are Pr oper ly Tit led

by Matt Dorsey for Saratoga TODAY Bank accounts can be titled in many different ways. You need to be careful how you title your accounts to ensure consistency with your estate plan. FIRST, you can title your account in your name only, which means that only you can take money out of the account. Upon your death, the account becomes part of your probate estate and is distributed according to your Will. SECOND, you can title your account jointly with another person. In that case, either you or the other person can take money from the account. Upon your death, the account will become the property of the other person if you designated the account as passing to the other person pursuant to a right of survivorship. Accounts of this type are sometimes titled “JTWROS,” which stands for

joint tenants with right of survivorship. One benefit of this type of account is that it gives the surviving owner immediate access to the funds so they can be utilized for immediate expenses after the death of the first owner. THIRD, you can title your account jointly but without a right of survivorship. Upon either owner’s death, one half of the proceeds belong to the deceased owner’s estate, and one half to the surviving owner. FOURTH, a second person can be added to an account “for the convenience” of the current account holder. This allows the person to assist you with paying your bills and general banking. The account remains your sole property, and upon your death, the account becomes part of your probate estate and is distributed according to your Will. FIFTH, you can title your account “POD” (payable on death), or “ITF” (in trust for) another person. During your life, the account remains in your sole control, but upon your death, the account is transferred to the designated person. You may close or change the account at any time, and the other person has no rights to the account during your lifetime. SIXTH, you can establish a “Uniform Transfers to Minors Act” (UTMA) account for a minor, with yourself or another person as Custodian. These funds must be used by the Custodian for the minor’s benefit

during the minor’s lifetime, and when the minor reaches 18 or 21 (you decide which), the funds are distributed to the minor as his or her sole property. The UTMA statute provides a useful way to leave money to a minor outside of your probate estate. Since there are so many

ways you can title your bank accounts, it is important to make sure your accounts are titled consistent with your estate plan. If you have questions or need assistance in reviewing your accounts, you should consider contacting an estate planning attorney in your area

Matthew J. Dorsey, Esq. is a Partner with O’Connell and Aronowitz, 1 Court Street, Saratoga Springs, NY. Over his 21 years of practice, he has focused in the areas of elder law, estate planning, and estate administration. Mr. Dorsey can be reached at 518-584-5205, mdorsey@, and



Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018



by Stephen Kyne, Partner, Sterling Manor Financial for Saratoga TODAY IN THE FIRST two installments of this piece we discussed Market Risk, Interest Rate Risk, Inflation Risk, and Longevity Risk. Riveting stuff, I know. Our final installment is going to include Behavioral Risk, and Sequence Risk, and how to help minimize them. Behavioral Risk is the risk that you do the wrong thing with your portfolio at the wrong time, because you become motivated more by emotions than by logic. We all know the phrase “buy low, sell high,” but very few individual investors have the discipline to actually follow through and implement on what they know to be a sound strategy.

It’s often said that stocks are the one thing that nobody wants to buy on-sale. As professional investment advisors, we look at dips in the markets as incredible buying opportunities, whereas most individual investors view them as reasons to be afraid, and they let that fear of loss dictate their actions. Similarly, as professionals, when the fundamentals in the markets lead us to believe they may be overvalued, we use the opportunity to realize gains, and redeploy funds in areas of their market which may still have potential. Most individual investors get caught up chasing returns, and end up buying overvalued investments, only to ride them back down. The S&P has returned an average 11 percent/year, historically, whereas the average individual investor earns returns averaging about 4 percent, primarily because of their inability to separate their investments from their emotions. Because almost all investors lack the ability to be objective about their own assets, the best way to help eliminate Behavior Risk is to hire a professional independent investment advisor who understands your goals and ability to accept market risk, but is removed


Part III Behavioral Risk and Sequence Risk

Equities Bonds Alternatives* Cash and cash equivalents



15+ years

Intermediate-term needs

Near-term needs

Longer-term & legacy needs

TIME BASED SEGMENTATION Aligning your time horizon with an investment approach may help you be more comfortable with maintaining diversified portfolio allocations in retirement. enough to be able to advise you objectively and keep you from overextending in boom times or panicking during downturns. Sequence Risk is the risk that your investments are subject to a major downturn immediately prior to, or immediately after a major life change, like retirement. Imagine your investment portfolio decreased by 25 percent in the year prior to your retirement. You might be forced to decide to delay retirement until the value rebounded. In this instance, would you be willing to be invested aggressively enough to earn the 33 percent that would be required in order to attain the balance you had previously? A large decline prior to retirement sounds bad enough, but at least you’d have the option to work longer to recoup the loss. If a large decline happens just after retirement, you may not have that option. How will your ability to support yourself in retirement be affected?

Market downturns are inevitable. When you’re working and not depending on your assets to support your lifestyle, you may handle them differently. When you are retired, and depend on those assets, it may pay to be a bit more proactive, and put a plan in place to insulate your lifestyle. Most retirees will find a great deal of comfort in having enough of their investments in cash and cash equivalents (CD, notes, etc) at all times to supplement their income and support their lifestyle while markets sort themselves out. Retirees will want to consider keeping 1-3 years’ worth of supplemental cash and cash equivalents available. This will help ensure that, when markets do inevitably adjust, they won’t have to sell positions in a down market to make ends meet. Knowing they are not affected by short-term movements in the markets will allow them to remain properly invested for the long term, which

reduces their exposure to both Sequence and Behavioral risk. You should work with your independent financial advisor to create a plan to objectively manage your investments toward your individual goals, while protecting your cash flow in retirement from the ups and downs that come with the various economic cycles. Your advisor will tailor your plan to your needs, counsel you against making any knee-jerk changes in turbulent markets, and adjust the plan as your needs and the economy dictate. Stephen Kyne is a Partner at Sterling Manor Financial in Saratoga Springs and Rhinebeck. Securities offered through Cadaret, Grant & Co., Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Sterling Manor Financial, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor or Cadaret Grant & Co., Inc. Sterling Manor Financial and Cadaret, Grant are separate entities.

Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018





by Matthew Goodemote, MPSPT, Dip. MDT for Saratoga TODAY A few years ago I wrote an article about what I call “Runner’s Hip.” I named it this after a few runners came to my office with similar symptoms in a short amount of time. Since then, I have been digging a bit deeper and working on a program to simplify the assessment and to improve the overall results with a quick recovery. Today I would like to share where I am so far. In my research I have not yet found anyone using the term “Runner’s Hip” and through my research I have found that there are a lot of people that don’t run but have similar symptoms. So, regardless of whether you are a runner or not, the location of the symptoms combined with particular movement patterns and areas of tension are consistent. Specific areas of weakness are also consistently found in what I still refer to as “Runner’s Hip.” I also still call it this because I have seen in my practice that these symptoms are found in runners more often than non-runners. But, to be clear, my staff and I have also noticed these symptoms with dancers, rowers, office workers and salespeople that drive a lot. I have also noticed it in a higher percentage of women than men, but again it can be found in all populations and ages. The patients we have seen with “Runner’s Hip” have been diagnosed with many different diagnoses like IT band syndrome, hip pain, gluteus weakness, lower back pain and SI joint pain. Although the diagnosis is different, the similarities are pain (or increased symptoms) when

side bending to the opposite side of the symptoms, tension/pain in the iliacus muscle and weakness or difficulty activating their gluteus muscle and/or controlling their pelvis. The lack of control in the pelvis typically stems from postural issues and hip joint positional difference on their painful side. Here’s how it all came together. Several years ago I discovered that people with one sided butt / hip pain responded to a particular stretch which I named the “Reciprocal Pelvic Tilt.” (I will write about that in a separate article for another day) I had a patient that was not responding to my typical strategies and out of frustration and desperation I tried stretching him. Due to his lack of flexibility I had to hold his opposite leg down which is a movement commonly used by PTs. The difference was why, when and and how I use it. I do not use it to stretch the painful or restricted side, as it is commonly used but instead bring the painful side up. So in the picture below I am treating the “right” hip. The left leg down is merely an anchor for the opposite side. About 10 years after the RPT discovery I was blessed to learn more about the effectiveness of this stretch when treating Runner’s Hip. This started when I had a patient that came to my clinic with “hip and thigh pain” that started while working out, specifically running faster during a training session. The pain didn’t go away so she went to her physician and was diagnosed “IT band syndrome.” This particular runner talked about a “deep pain” in the hip/ pelvis and that she “couldn’t get to it” through traditional methods of icing, resting or stretching. One day I was doing some “deep tissue work,” but she kept saying that I wasn’t “digging hard enough.” So I gripped my fingers on her pelvic bone and pushed really hard with my thumbs into the muscles on the outer part of her upper thigh. This technique worked, but not because of the “deep tissue work,” it was the location of my fingers that I had used to “anchor” my hands along the pelvic bone. This led to the discovery of the true problem: the iliacus muscle. I have refined my technique and now zero in immediately on that muscle.

The iliacus muscle joins with another muscle called the psoas to make up the iliopsoas muscle. The focus of this article is on the iliacus muscle.

Over this past year I have learned that in addition to tension in the iliacus, there is typically tension along the outside of the thigh and more often than not there are also areas of tension in the quadratus lumborum (a muscle in the lower back region). I have experimented leaving the iliacus alone and working around it, but the results are simply not as good. So, I am still convinced this is a key to the success of treating Runner’s hip. I have also noticed how patient’s glutes and piriformis muscles are not as tense after I work on their iliacus, which leads me to think the symptoms in the buttock region are coming from inside the pelvis where the iliacus is, not the outside where the glutes are. At Goodemote Physical Therapy we do a lot of manual therapy and have seen how important it is and how our results are improved by doing manual work. We have also improved our manual techniques so we are able to alleviate the pain much faster by going directly to the painful muscle groups and have taken steps to educating the patient on how they can do the same at home. I noticed a pattern in walking and running which caused more severe symptoms in my patients. One of the first things I noticed was that when someone walked with their toe pointing away from the midline their symptoms were more extreme. The vast majority of patients have a toeing out on the painful side. There are some people with toeing out on both sides, but even they have more pronounced toeing out on the painful side. We are also finding most have postural issues (i.e. slouching)

with externally rotated hips on the symptomatic side (i.e. toes going out at rest). Poor posture and rotated hips contributes to this condition and must be addressed for lasting relief. Runner’s Hip is also associated with weakness in the painful side. Besides running, our patients often describe pain or difficulty with activities such as going up stairs or hills and pain with prolonged sitting. There are a lot of patients that also have pain or difficulty transitioning from in and out of cars. These difficulties seem to stem from the postural habits and positioning of the hip and often are what interfere with progress unless they are addressed. I have a few specific tests that I use to confirm my suspicions and to demonstrate to the patient their weakness. These test positions become exercises and are crucial for patients to improve and restore their activities, including running. Testing strength typically reveals weakness with the inability to hold an erect posture while lifting the thighs. The iliacus has a role of stabilizing the pelvis while the psoas lifts the thigh bone and we have very few patients that are able to do this without compensating. In addition we have noticed that due to faulty mechanics our patients struggle to engage the gluteus muscles, especially when we keep them in a position where their iliacus is needed to keep

the pelvis stable. This applies to all positions from lying down to sitting and even when standing or walking. Basic activation exercises in a variety of positions is my starting point for treating my patients. As the patient gains strength the shift goes to partial weight bearing and then to full weight bearing exercises. I have developed a whole sequence of movements for strengthening in the targeted area. I have been using this program for the last several months and the speed of recovery is notably faster. What is fun about this process is noticing how common a condition like this is and at Goodemote PT we like to guide our patients to their own unique solution. Although I have worked for a few years to come up with a program that everyone can do, the reality is that everyone is unique and require different treatments to suit individual needs. Fortunately this process has helped us to identify quickly if we can help and there are similarities that help us provide quick results. If you are wondering if you have the condition and simply can’t figure it out on your own then please contact us so we can assess and guide you on what you individually need to do. Or you can email if you have any questions. My email address is and our office number is 518-306-6894. Thank you for reading my article. I hope it was helpful!

28 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. Barkersville Christian Church 7200 Barkersville Road, Middle Grove 518-882-6437 | barkersvillechristianchurch. com Pastor Pat Atwell Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.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: Monday 7:30 a.m., Thursday 7:30 a.m. Saturday 10 a.m., 3rd Friday Shabbat 7:30 p.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.

RELIGION 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. 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 Aug.) 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 June 15 – June 21, 2018 Saratoga Abundant Life Church 2 Hutchins Road, Saratoga Springs 518-885-5456 | Services: Sunday 8:20 and 10:30 a.m. Saratoga Chabad 130 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs 518-526-0773 | Saratoga Friends Meeting (Quaker) 571 Route 32, Quaker Springs | 518-587-7477 518-399-5013 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga United Methodist Church* 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-3720 | Services: Sunday 9 and 10:45 a.m. Saratoga Seventh-Day Adventist Church 399 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-587-6951 | Services: Worship: 11 a.m.; Sabbath School 10 a.m. Schuylerville United Methodist Church 51 Church Street, Schuylerville 518-695-3101 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Shenendehowa United Methodist 971 Route 146, Clifton Park 518-371-7964 | Services: Sunday 9 and 10:45 a.m. Simpson United Methodist Church 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls 518-885-4794 | Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Soul Saving Station for Every Nation Christ Crusaders of America 62 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-3122 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Starpoint Church 410 21st Century Park Drive, Clifton Park 518-371-2811 | Services: 9, 10:30 a.m. and Noon Stillwater Christian Fellowship Liberty Ridge Farm, 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke 518-288-8802 | Services: 10 a.m. Stillwater United Church (Presbyterian U.S.A.) 747 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater 518-664-7984 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Temple Sinai* 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 518-584-8730 | Shabbat Services: Friday 6 or 8 p.m. (rotating schedule); Saturday 10:30 a.m. Terra Nova Church* 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs 518-833-0504 | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. The Salvation Army/ Worship, Service & Community Center 27 Woodlawn Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-1640 | Services: Praise & Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort 518-584-9107 | Rev. Keith Mann | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs* 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs 518-584-1555 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unity Church in Albany 21 King Avenue, Albany | 518-453-3603 Services: Sunday 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. West Charlton United Presbyterian Church 1331 Sacandaga Road, West Charlton 518-882-9874 | Rev. Thomas Gregg | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Wilton Baptist Church 755 Saratoga Road, Wilton 518-583-2736 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018



Congregation Shaara Tfille and The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs hosts The Gefilteria Photos provided.

THE ENTIRE community is welcome to join Congregation Shaara Tfille and The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs as they host The Gefilteria on Sunday, June 24 at 7 p.m. in their building located on 84 Weibel Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Co-founder Liz Alpern will present a lively and interactive demonstration as she prepares several dishes that highlight the seasonal, lighter side of Jewish cooking while discussing the history and origins of some of our favorite Old-World flavors. Tastings will be provided! Pronounced like a taqueria but with gefilte fish instead of tacos, The Gefilteria - is a new kind of food venture launched in 2012 with a mission of reimagining Eastern European Jewish cuisine by adapting classic dishes to the tastes of a new generation. Liz and her Co-founder Jeffrey Yoskowitz are people with the chutzpah to believe that Jewish foods can be beautiful and delicious. They want to inspire others to reimagine and rediscover this incredible cuisine in their home kitchens. Liz has an MBA from Baruch College and is a faculty member in the Culinary Entrepreneurship Program at the International Culinary Center in NYC. She was featured in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for food and wine and was named one of the Forward 50 Influentials for 2016. Liz travels the globe as a cook, educator

and entrepreneur, and together with Mr. Yoskowitz, authored the narrative cookbook, The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods, which will be sold at the event. The Gefilteria is part of the 2018 Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival and is sponsored and supported for marketing and promotion by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Northeast NY. The cost is $8 per person and includes tastings of the items being prepared. Please RSVP by June 19 to 518-584-2370 or BACKGROUND: It Started With A Manifesto Jewish delis were closing. Their grandparents were getting too old to cook. Ashkenazi cuisine was perceived as a thing of the past, if perceived as a cuisine at all. They were friends in their 20s and they heard the call. It felt like something big was at stake. They came together with a fresh approach – to create a culinary laboratory where Ashkenazi stories and culinary wisdom from the Old World could be explored and brought into the New. So, they wrote a manifesto and launched The Gefilteria. Then They Began Cooking Gefilte Fish Gefilte fish packaged inside a glass jar on the supermarket shelf was the symbol of all that had gone wrong with Ashkenazi Cuisine. The dish had been

held sacred by generations of Ashkenazi Jews and NO ONE should grow up thinking gefilte fish only comes in a jar. They spent a year cooking and reading up on the state of American fisheries. The Gefilteria started producing and selling a gourmet gefilte fish on a commercial scale, ensuring that no one would ever have to eat the jarred stuff again. The flavor was fresh. The look was beautiful. The fish was high quality and thoughtfully sourced. It tasted fantastic.

“They need not accept the extinction of this tradition, or of the robust, colorful, fresh flavors of Ashkenazi cuisine.They know that Gefilte — like Borscht and Kvass and so many oldworld foods — is excellent when done right. It comes down to the basics of quality, freshness, care and creativity.” Next Up... The Whole Damn Cuisine They took their approach to gefilte fish and applied it to all of eastern European Jewish foods. Drawing inspiration from their ancestors, old cookbooks, family letters and Yiddish literature, as well as their peers in the culinary world, they began

cooking classic Jewish foods from their childhoods (think kugel, chicken soup, blintzes, pastrami, pickles, etc.) and less common dishes too (like fermented tonics, fruit soups, roasted goose, etc.). They took them to the streets of New York, to outdoor markets and food festivals, as well as art galleries and loft spaces. Pretty soon they found themselves front and center in the Jewish food renaissance taking place across the country. They were cooking dinners, and pop-up restaurants and collaborating with other pros, bringing these foods to new audiences and presenting them in new contexts. And Now A Cookbook The excitement was infectious beyond their wildest dreams. Pretty soon their manifesto grew into an entire book, The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old

World Jewish Foods, containing recipes and stories that anyone, anywhere can bring home. Their mission continues: to keep the fires burning, and the ovens hot, for generations of Ashkenazi cooks to come. Congregation Shaara Tfille is an egalitarian Conservative congregation located at 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs, that welcomes all Jews, interfaith families and the LGBTQ community. The Synagogue holds Monday and Thursday morning services at 7:30 a.m., third Friday Family Shabbat evening at 7:30 p.m., Saturday Shabbat morning services at 10 a.m. In addition to regular religious program, the Congregation offers a Hebrew School, Adult Education programs, ‘Live 92nd Street Y’ broadcast series, Men’s Club and Sisterhood.



Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018

Planning a Summer Supper on the Grill

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

by Himanee Gupta-Carlson

for Saratoga TODAY Photos by Pattie Garrett. A GREAT PERK of summer is eating outdoors. My husband and I do this as often as we can manage. About 7 p.m., he gathers up wood and gets a fire going in our old charcoal grill. As the wood

burns down to coals, I prep. Then, we cook and eat slowly, sipping wine and beer, watching the sun set and sky darken to dusk. What goes on the grill? Where does it come from? Most of what we eat comes from our farm or the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. What goes on the grill depends on what’s in season at the market. The centerpiece of most of our meals is a meat, farmraised and brought to an ambient temperature, maybe brushed with a bit of Dancing Ewe Farm’s olive oil, maybe sprinkled with black pepper or garlic, maybe topped with finely chopped rosemary or sage. The “maybes” are truly that. Options. The meats our farmers bring to market come from animals that feast on the flavorful bounty of outdoor pastures, and rarely require much to enhance their flavor. We rotate between chicken, goat, pork, fish, lamb, and beef, and often grill double portions so as to have leftovers for the next day’s breakfasts and lunches – or an indoor stir-fry or stew for dinner if it happens to rain.

Grilled lamb chops from Elihu Farm.

While meat is the main course, the real stars are the sides: vegetables in all shapes, textures and tastes. I plan a supper’s vegetables around three basic cooking styles: roasted, sautéed, and right on the grill. Roasted is usually a starch – such as hakurei turnips, trimmed, wrapped in foil and cooked until fork-soft and slightly caramelized. For

Grilled sirloin from Longlesson Farm.

sautéed, try a bunch of seasonal greens such as tatsoi, tossed into a frying pan or wok with olive oil, lemon juice, and maybe chopped onion, green garlic, or chive. Stir fry the greens for 2-4 minutes until they have wilted. Right on the grill is anything that likes a slight singe. For instance, asparagus, cooked to a bright green, about two minutes. Summer supper possibilities

on the grill are endless. Try your own combinations and stop by the market to share your results. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at High Rock Park. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and check us out on the FreshFoodNY app. E-mail friends@saratogafarmers. org for volunteer opportunities.

Strip Steak with Salsa Verdi INGREDIENTS

• Yields 4 servings

* Find these Ingredients at the Farmers’ Market! • 1 cup lightly packed flat leaf parsley leaves* • ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted and cooled • ¼ cup drained capers, rinsed • 3 anchovy fillets, rinsed • 1 garlic clove*

• 1 Tablespoon minced fresh rosemary* • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest, plus 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (1 lemon) • ground black pepper • ½ cup olive oil*

• kosher salt • Two 14 -16 ounce strip steaks* (about 1½ inch thick), halved crosswise and patted dry • 1 Tablespoon grapeseed or other neutral oil

INSTRUCTIONS 1. In a food processor, combine the parsley, half of the almonds, and the capers, anchovies, rosemary, lemon zest, garlic and ½ teaspoon pepper. Process until finely chopped, about 1 minute. With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil and process, scraping bowl as needed, until the mixture is smooth. 2. Add the remaining almonds and pulse until coarsely chopped, about 10 pulses. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the lemon juice. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Season the steaks on both sides with salt and pepper. In a 12 inch skillet over medium-high, heat the oil until beginning to smoke. Add the

steaks, reduce to medium and cook until well browned on both sides and 120 degrees at the center for medium-rare, 10 to 15 minutes. 3. Transfer the steaks to a wire rack and set over rimmed baking sheet and let rest for 10 minutes. Thinly slice the steaks, arrange on a platter or plates and pour over any accumulated juices. Serve with the salsa verde. Note: Janet Lampman of Lewis Waite Farm recommends giving the meat time to thaw completely. Before preparing the thawed steak, give it 30 minutes on the kitchen counter to come to room temperature. Then dry it with a paper towel and then seasoning.

Adapted from the recipe by Milk Street Magazine, shared by Pattie Garrett of My Saratoga Kitchen Table.



Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018

You Are Gnocchi Listening

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY

Hello my Foodie Friends.

This weekend is my daughter Aubrey’s 25th birthday and is also Father’s Day Weekend. Being Italian and Irish, both my daughter and I love her mom’s homemade sauce as part of the many Italian heirloom dishes made in our household. It is usually a Father’s Day treat for me. Among the most popular food that people associate with Italian cuisine, and sort of a staple in most Italian restaurants in the United States, are gnocchi [nyoh-ki]. These tiny dough dumplings most typically are made of semolina, parmesan cheese, flour, eggs, salt, and potatoes. But before we proceed right to how to make gnocchi, here are some factoids about these delectable dumplings you might want to know: according to historians, the earliest recorded mention of gnocchi was in the 14th century. Mention of them was discovered in Italian cooking manuscripts of that time period. There are many theories as to where gnocchi came from and how they were invented. One theory is that much like the origin stories of many traditional Italian dishes, these dumplings have Middle Eastern origins. The story is

that as the Roman Empire expanded their territory, soldiers conquering lands in the Middle East discovered gnocchi, or its earliest predecessor anyway, along the way and liked them so much that they brought the recipe back to Italy. On the other hand, some historians also believe that gnocchi have been in existence in northern Italy as far back as the 12th century. At Compliments to the Chef, we carry gnocchi boards to assist with making homemade gnocchi. The Gnocchi Board easily forms pasta dough into authentic Italian gnocchi. The ones we carry are made in Italy from natural beechwood; easy-grip handle maintains the perfect angle and keeps board steady for easier use. The board has ridges that help shape pasta and add texture which will hold more sauce; works nicely as a cavatelli maker, too. The gnocchi board forms a more consistent shape than using a fork; won’t flatten delicate dough; same size pieces cook more evenly and make a more attractive presentation. The board is easy to use and clean; wipe with a dry cloth or brush. If you are wondering what to get Dad for Father’s Day, stop by Compliments to the Chef located at 33 Railroad Place to assist you with finding the cool tools your father would love to help with his culinary creations. Stop by and get a Gnocchi board if you want to make him something special for his day. Happy Father’s Day! Make beautiful, lifelong memories. Remember; “Life happens in the Kitchen.”

Take Care, John & Paula

COMING SOON: Exciting Knife Skills and Indoor/ Outdoor Electric Grill Demo at Compliments to the Chef with Professor/Chef Rocco Verrigni: Saturday June 30 | 1 – 3 p.m. Professor/Chef Rocco Verrigni has instructed culinary courses at Schenectady County Community College for the last 37 years. Rocco was born and raised in Saratoga Springs and started his culinary career in local restaurants before gaining further experience in NYC, Chicago, California, and Italy. He perfected his art alongside wellestablished chefs the world over. Highlights of his career include: working with University Foundation of Thailand, to design and implement curriculum, for hotel managers at Rajabhat Institute School of Hotel Management in Bangkok, and establish First Global Community College (FGCC) at Udon-Nongkai; co-developed Kentucky Derby student intern program; developed Italian Food and Culture, a study abroad course for SCCC culinary students; co-founded SlowFood Saratoga, an organization dedicated to the principles of SlowFood America; supervised volunteers for Farm Aid 2013, held in Saratoga Springs. He is enthusiastic about the local farm-to-fork food movement and continues to work with local chefs, owners, and farmers to hone his skills and feed his passion for food, cooking and teaching. Rocco lives with his wife, Karen in Saratoga Springs.

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Father’s Day Special!

• Beef Tips with Mushrooms • Garlic Mashed Potatoes • Creamed Corn • Dinner Roll • Frosted Brownie

Chef Rocco Verrigni. Photos provided.

Homemade Gnocchi di Patate Although you can make gnocchi with just flour and eggs, gnocchi is typically made with boiled or baked potatoes. So in this recipe, we will be including potatoes.

INGREDIENTS • 1 pound potatoes • 2 cups/300 grams flour

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Wash the potatoes thoroughly. Make sure to remove all dirt. 2. In a large pot, put enough water to cover the potatoes when they are placed inside. Put to a boil. 3. When the water’s boiling, put in the potatoes carefully. Boil for about 30 to 40 minutes, or until they are soft enough that they can be easily pierced with a fork. 4. Once done, drain the potatoes and peel the skin while they’re still warm. If you have a potato ricer, you don’t need to peel them. 5. Mash the potatoes. Make sure to get rid of clumps but don’t over-mash. 6. Combine the mashed potato and flour. 7. Add the egg and combine with the potato dough. Then, add the salt. 8. Combine and knead the ingredients until you get a soft but firm dough. Be careful not to knead it too much. 9. Once you get the right dough consistency, slice a portion of the dough, perhaps a quarter, and roll that into a rope.



• 1 medium egg • Fine salt

Note: Cover the rest of the unused dough to prevent it from drying out. 10. Sprinkle some flour on your hands and the worktable to prevent the dough from sticking. 11. Once you get a medium-sized rope, cut them into 1-inch slices. 12. Using a gnocchi board, make ridged doughs. To do that, use your thumb (or forefinger and middle finger together), press and roll each dough piece downward, making ridged curls as you go. The design will add aesthetics to the dumplings and also makes sauces cling much better to them. Note: You can cook gnocchi as soon as you create the dumplings. You can also dry them in a tray for a few hours, and cook them a few hours later. If you want to keep them for cooking at a later date, put them on a tray and freeze them. Make sure they don’t touch each other so they don’t stick together. Once frozen, you can keep them in food bags and they will keep up to a month or so.

Office for the Aging Lunch Program Served at the Saratoga Senior Center TUESDAY


• Chicken • Seafood Cacciatore Newburg over Rice • Pasta with Sauce • Carrots • Wax Beans • Dinner Roll • Yogurt • Mandarin Oranges





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

• Pasta with Meatballs • Green Beans • Chocolate Pudding with Whipped Topping

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



Traveling BBQ Saratoga County Office for the Aging sponsors the Senior Nutrition Program. Part of our program is congregate dining where persons age 60 and over can participate in a meal served at Noon at several meal sites throughout Saratoga County. Upcoming dates: • June 15 | Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Dr., Malta 518-899-4411, ext. 315. • June 18 | Halfmoon Senior Center, 287 Lower Newton Rd., Halfmoon, 518-371-3892 • June 28 | Greenfield Community Center, 25 Wilton Rd., Greenfield 518-893-7644, ext. 312. Reservations are required at least one day in advance by Noon. A registration form must be completed by each participant annually. No food/drink items can be taken to go. The suggested donation is $2 per meal. For more information call Emma at the Office of the Aging, 518-884-4996. Summer Tours and Fall Ghost Tours: Garden tours include sharing the history of the Trask family, the mansion and history of the Yaddo Gardens. Docent led Summer Drop-in Tours will start at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sundays starting June 23 and ending September 2. Meeting at the entrance to the garden, $10 per person, tours last about one hour. New: The Tuesdays during Racing season starting July 24 - August 28 will be ghost tours starting at 5 p.m. Our regular Fall Ghost Tours: Friday and Sunday evenings from September 21 - October 28 at 5 p.m. Meet in the parking lot, $10 per person. Private docent led garden tours may be arranged at a date and time convenient to a group. For more information, call 518-584-0746 or visit Kathryn H. Starbuck Legacy Luncheon Rabbi Linda Motzkin will be the featured speaker at this year’s luncheon, hosted by the Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee.

Speaking about “Parchment & Purpose: Overcoming Resistance,” Rabbi Motzkin will describe her journey to win entrée into a realm that tradition still reserves for men. Starbuck luncheons honor the spirit of a pioneering activist for women’s rights, labor, education and the arts, by spotlighting people and groups who make Saratoga Springs such a vibrant, progressive place today. The luncheon, also featuring a silent auction, takes place Sunday, June 24, Noon – 2 p.m. at the Saratoga Casino Hotel, 342 Jefferson Street, Saratoga Springs. Tickets $55. To register, call 518-2211006 or email holly.lawton@ The Gefilteria The entire community is welcome to join Congregation Shaara Tfille and The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs as they host The Gefilteria on Sunday, June 24 at 7 p.m. in their building located at 84 Weibel Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Co-founder Liz Alpern will present a lively and interactive demonstration as she prepares several dishes that highlight the seasonal, lighter side of Jewish cooking while discussing the history and origins of some of our favorite Old-World flavors. Tastings will be provided. The Gefilteria is part of the 2018 Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival and is sponsored and supported for marketing and promotion by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Northeast NY. The cost is $8 per person and includes tastings of the items being prepared. Please RSVP by June 19 to 518-584-2370 or saratogajcc@ Blood Drive The Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation will be holding a blood drive at the Shenendehowa United Methodist Church located at 971 Route 146, Clifton Park on Tuesday, June 26 from 1- 6 p.m., with homemade goodies at the finish. Every donor is appreciated and saves lives. The Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation supports pediatric cancer patients, including blood cancer patients, and your donations are critical for these children. Please sign up at www. (use sponsor

code NICKSFIGHT) or call 1-800-RED CROSS. Bus Trip to Cradle of Aviation Museum The Empire State Aerosciences Museum announces a Bus Trip to the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, New York on Saturday, June 30. Join other aviation enthusiasts exploring over 75 air and space craft, a dozen cockpits and 30 handson exhibits in over 8 galleries. Experience a full dome theater with live astronomy programs and movies that surround you. The latest exhibit features the legendary Pan Am “B-314 Flying Boats,” seaplanes which pioneered trans-oceanic flying. Incredible low cost includes bus transportation, Museum admission, guided tour and Planetarium/Dome Theater show. Bus leaves Empire State Aerosciences Museum at 7 a.m. and arrives back home at 7 p.m. Sign up now before the bus fills up. For more information call 518-377-2191, ext. 10. National Garden Club Standard Flower Show Amateur Photographers are invited to submit photos to be displayed at the Schuylerville Garden Club’s annual National Garden Club Standard Flower Show. In past years, the photo exhibit was well received by attendees, with prizes being awarded by People’s Choice. The Flower Show will be held on July 14 and 15 in the Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Spring and Broad Streets in Schuylerville. In addition to the photo classes, the show will also include Horticulture and Floral Design Classes, plant and bake sales and a benefit table. The show is entitled “There’s Music in the Air.” Admission is free. The photography section is entitled “Flowers on the Wall.” The classes are as follows: Class 1 | “Seasons in the Sun” Class 2 | “Close to You” Class 3 “| Sunrise, Sunset” Photos should be 8 x 10 inches with an 11 x 14 white mat. Photos must be pre-entered to plan for space. Other details and an entry form are available at www. or by calling Photography Consultants, Cheryl Wood at 518-798-4098 or Nancy Derway at 518-638-8704.

Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018 Havurah Vatik The July event will be held on July 17 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Congregation Shaara Tfille in Saratoga Springs. Seniors 55 plus are welcome to attend. “How Do You Know When It’s Saturday?” Join us for recollections, experiences, classroom adventures and more, with poet and artist Joyce Horodner Rubin. From growing up in the Bronx to retirement life in Saratoga Springs, Joyce has a multitude of stories in the form of poetry, prose, and pastels from her recently published debut collection. She will share her love of education and her fifty years as student and educator. We’ll appreciate experiences of a “Latchkey Kid,” and we’ll learn “A Nursery Rhyme for Adults.” Audience members, she wants to hear your recollections too. A catered lunch follows the program RSVP by July 11 by calling Temple Sinai Havurah Vatik reservation line at 518584-8730, ext. 4. Keep Havurah Vatik alive - bring along a friend to enjoy this program. Collect “friend” points to earn rewards for contributing to the growth and strength of Havurah Vatik. Bus Trip to The Beeches Old Saratoga Seniors is hosting a bus trip to The Beeches, Rome, NY on Wednesday, July 18. Pick up at Saratoga Train Station at 8 a.m. or American Legion, Schuylerville at 8:15 a.m. Buffet Luncheon followed by a show featuring Johnny Cash. Johnny Cash is portrayed by the spot-on Brian Chicoine who will amaze as he sings, plays and tells the story of Johnny Cash’s life. Return by 6:30 p.m. Cost is $55 per person. Money due by July 5. Call Pat Temple, 518-338-2329 and mail a check to Old Saratoga Seniors, PO Box 60, Schuylerville, NY 12871. Health, Horses, and Making History Gala The gala, hosted by Second Chance Sports and the Learning League - a non-profit (501.c.3) organization presided by William Yaiser, with over 30 years of proven therapies for individuals suffering from PTSD, spinal injuries and other health concerns through proven sports therapies (www.secondchancesports. org), will support our veterans,

active military, track folks that need our assistance and select non-profits that need help. The event will be held at the National Museum of Dance, located at 99 South Broadway in Saratoga Springs from 6 – 10 p.m. Many top professional musicians will provide memorable, live entertainment. A “tasting” from several of the area’s best restaurants and caterers will also enhance the evening’s festivities along with dancing, live and silent auctions, raffles and possibly a rescue adoption event for the Mohawk-Hudson animal shelter will help to round out the activities. Several of the nation’s premier stable owners, Hallof-Fame trainers, jockeys, and racehorse industry professionals are slated to lend their assistance for these causes in conjunction with many business owners and veterans and civic organizations in the region. Tickets are $125 per person. For further details or to help to sponsor, advertise or support, please call 518-226-9731 or email: Health, History and Horses Charity Gala Support community charities on Thursday, August 16 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs. Live Music, hot and cold food stations, cold bar, silent auction, four-season basket raffle. Tickets are $75. For reservations mail checks to: Ladies of Charity, 8 Claire Pass, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. For questions call Linda 518-583-4020 or Gail 518 587-5392 or visit www. Aging Elderly Nutrition Program The Saratoga County Office for the Aging Elderly Nutrition Program will be distributing the coupons to those who qualify. Age 60 and over, income eligibility is $1872/month for one person household and $2538/month for two-person household. Coupons can be picked up at the Office for the Aging at 152 West High Street, Room 201 in Ballston Spa between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Coupons will also be available at the Office for the Aging Informational events throughout the county. Please call the office for details 518-884-4996.

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Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018

Family Friendly Event FRIDAY, JUNE 15 Bagels and Barks Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room 10:30 – Noon Meet and greet with several TDI (Therapy Dogs International) certified therapy dogs and owners. Socialize while taking part in some activities while you learn about the TDI certification process. There will be opportunities to walk in the park with our furry friends, or you’re welcome to just relax and destress with the dogs. For more events at the library visit,

The Gift of Life Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Road, Glenville, 7:30 p.m. The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society, offers three dramatic musical presentations that explore “The Gift of Life.” The musical text, which spans a spectrum of moods, will be enriched by projected artwork from local artists. The main choral work will be John Rutter’s “The Gift of Life,” a celebration of life and the living Earth. Also offered is a one-act chamber opera that spins a tale of death and rebirth with guest soloists from Auriel Camerata, and an Olde English tale of infidelity and revenge scored for an all-male chorus. Tickets can be purchased at bhos. us or at the door the day of the performance. Call 518-416-4060 for more information.

SATURDAY, JUNE 16 Bass Fishing Tournament Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Rt. 32 South of the Village of Victory The event will be held at Fish Creek from 9P bridge to last barrier before Hudson River. $15 entry fee per person, 100 percent payback:

1st-40 percent, 2nd -20 percent, 3rd -10 percent, Lunker -30 percent, prizes will be determined based on number of entries. Fish must be weighed in at the Gun Club no later than 2 p.m. A fish fry will be held at the club after weighin. For more information call Art at 518-695-9407. Pay entry fee at the club. Everyone is welcome.

Fly-In All You Can Eat Breakfast The Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Enjoy an assortment of pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea and more. At 10 a.m., Dr. Daniel Way will talk about his WWII book: “We Were There” and the role of the B-29 in winning the War in the Pacific Theater. He will also share some of his father’s memorabilia from his role as a mapmaker for the 20th Air Force in Guam. Dr. Way will be selling and signing his books after the lecture. Fly-In if you would like. Pilots: Tower Frequency 121.3; Ground 121.9. Land at Schenectady County Airport and taxi to Richmor Aviation North. Tell them you are going to ESAM.

9th Annual PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day Curtis Lumber, 885 Route 67, Ballston Spa, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hosted by Curtis Lumber across their Ballston Spa, East Greenbush and Hoosick retail store locations. Hundreds of animals from over 80 local animal shelters and rescue groups will be available for adoption including cats, dogs, rabbits and birds. Many adoption fees will be lowered for the day. Plus, meet with local veterinarians, groomers, pet sitters, and trainers offering valuable discounts off their services. Other events at the Ballston Spa location include a low-cost micro-chipping clinic courtesy of the Mohawk-Hudson Humane Society, raffles, food trucks, free face-painting, balloon twisting, pet caricatures, Steve Caporizzo and the WTEN Pet Connection and more. Bring your family and your pets and enjoy a great day of pet adoptions, fur and fun. For complete details visit or www.


CALENDAR 10th Annual Dragon the Dads Family 5K and Kids Run Saratoga State Park, Warming Hut, Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. Greenfield Elementary will hold its 10th annual “Dragon the Dads” family 5K, Kids Mile, and “Dragon Dash.” The 5k run will feature Gennaro’s Pizza gift cards for the top male/female finishers, Stewart’s gift cards as prizes for the top male/female in each age category. Additionally, local business gift cards, including Augies Restaurant, Cantina Restaurant, Brookhaven Golf Course, Haven Tee Room Restaurant, PJs Bar-B-QSA, and the Bread Basket Bakery, will be awarded to randomly drawn bib numbers for pre-registered runners. Register now at www., day of registration begins at 7:45 a.m.

In-Store Book Fair Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs The book fair will benefit Soroptimist International of Saratoga County. Let the bookseller know you are “Shopping for Soroptimists” and twenty percent of your purchases will support the Soroptimist Secret Gardens Tour on Sunday, July 8. You can also purchase gift certificates or any of the other creative non-book items the bookstore features. Secret Gardens Tour tickets are available from the store for $20 each.

Repair Café Saratoga Springs Public Library, Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bring your broken items from home: lamps, hair dryers, clothes, wood furniture, jewelry... most things that are broken are welcome and can likely be repaired with the guidance of a Repair Café coach. Visit www. zero-waste/repair-cafe-saratogasprings or Email info@sustainablesaratoga. org for more information.

Genealogy and Local History Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Route 4 and Route 29, Schuylerville. Program speaker will be Aaron Noble, a New York State Museum historian, and curator of the exhibit, “A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First

World War.” The museum exhibit recognizes the 100th anniversary of World War I, enhanced through posters and artifacts obtained from sources throughout the state, as well as from the museum’s collection. Aaron’s research examines the pivotal role of New Yorkers through industrial, charitable, and civic involvement. Public is welcome. For information call 518-587-2978.




Breakfast Buffet

Changing Ecology of the Hudson River Flyway

Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 8:30 – 11 a.m. Featuring eggs to order, fruit cocktail, french toast, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham, corned beef hash, sausage gravy and buiscuits, 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.

Father’s Day at Grant Cottage 1000 Mt. McGregor Road, Wilton, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join us for free admission for dads on Father’s Day. Tour the final home of Ulysses S. Grant and hear the compelling story of what brought him to this mountain-top retreat, his family, the struggles he endured, and how he won his final battle. For more information and other events at Grant Cottage, visit

Father’s Day Creation Station Children’s Museum, 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs, 12:30 p.m. This program is best suited for children ages two and up. During this program we will discover and create art using different mediums and techniques. For more events at the museum visit,

MONDAY, JUNE 18 The Apple Tree Journal Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 4 p.m. The Apple Tree Journal poets and writers from The Academy for Lifelong Learning will share their latest work. For more information visit

Lunchtime Concert Series Ben & Jerry’s, 34 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, 12:30 –1:30 p.m. Artists from the Orchard Project theater program sing both original tunes and favorite musical theater hits. Rain Location: Saratoga Senior Center. For more information call the Senior Center 518-584-1621.

Hadley-Luzerne Public Library, 19 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, 7 p.m. Tom Lake, estuary naturalist and educator for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and editor of the NYSDEC Hudson River Almanac, will present the program. Mr. Lake will explain changes already affecting the quality of the flyway as well as those that are looming ahead. The Hudson River Flyway has been a critical north-south conduit for migratory birds. This program is sponsored by the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society. For more information visit www.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21 Korean War Veterans Association Luncheon The Peppermill Restaurant, 110 Main Street, South Glens Falls, Noon We will be ordering off the menu. Hosts are Patti and Gene Slavin. Please call the Slavins to reserve at 518-793-2358 by June 19. All veterans who served during the Korean War, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. For more information or an application to join the organization, please call Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-2037.

Upcoming Meetings Monday, June 18 Parkinson’s Support Group Woodlawn Commons, 2nd floor Activity Room, Wesley Health Care Center, 156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs | 2 p.m. This meeting is free and open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, family members and friends. For more information call Kevin McCullough 518-222-4247. .

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Talent Show and Pageant Events at Saratoga County Fair, July 24-29, to Provide Competitive Opportunities and Learning Experiences

BALLSTON SPA — Entries are currently being accepted for the Talent Show and Pageant events at this year’s Saratoga County Fair, which runs July 24 - 29. TALENT SHOW “Many local fairs don’t have a talent competition,” said Debora Leahey, this year’s event manager, in a statement. “This is a great way for performers to get exposure and experience, in a fun, supportive setting. Our winners will proceed to the State Fair competition in Syracuse later in the summer.” Brittney Kissinger, who grew up in Ballston Spa, got her start at the Fair’s Talent Show and went on to success on Broadway in Annie. Longtime favorite Justin Joyner, from Saratoga Springs, returns to the Fair this year with his band Motion Blur. Justin

began competing on the Talent Show stage more than 20 years ago as a young boy. The “Saratoga’s Got Talent” show accepts entries, at no charge, in singing, musical instruments, dance, gymnastics, storytelling, comedy, magic and other areas. The two age categories are: age 12 and under and age 13 and over. Cash prizes are awarded in daily categories as well as Best of Fair. Debora Leahey can be reached at for further Talent Show information. PAGEANT AND MISS SARATOGA COUNTY FAIR QUEEN For infant girls, toddlers, youth, and young women, the Pageant at the Fair offers female contestants a chance to gain poise, confidence and build

self-esteem. The competition will take place the first day of the Fair, Tuesday, July 24. A $15 entry fee applies to all contestants. There are eight different age categories starting with age 12 months, with the Miss Saratoga County Fair Queen selected from young women ages 17 to 21. Entry details for the pageant are online at in the Pageant section of the Exhibitor Handbook. Fair organizers encourage applicants to send in their entries before the July 14 deadline. The online 2018 Exhibitor Handbook includes the entry requirements, judging information, and prize details. See in the Exhibitor Info section or call the Fair Office at 518-885-9701 for further details.

Shakespeare Comes to Congress Park July 17 SARATOGA SPRINGS — This summer, Saratoga Shakespeare Company will celebrate its 18th season in the Forest of Arden and on the fields of war with two of Shakespeare’s most enduring plays, As You Like It and Henry IV, Parts 1 &2 (combined), in historic Congress Park. Both productions deal with the theme of transformation with each rooted in capricious

states of rebellion, reconciliation and redemption. Performances of “As You Like It” take place July 17 – July 28. Performances of “Henry IV” will be staged July 31 – Aug. 4. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday (there are no Sunday or Monday performances), and take place 6 p.m. on the Alfred Z. Solomon Stage in Congress Park. Admission is free.

Free “Lunchtime Concert” Performance by Orchard Project Artists Tuesday SARATOGA SPRINGS — Artists participating in Orchard Project’s summer theater residency program perform Tuesday, June 19, as part of Lunchtime Concerts. The new monthly series of mid-day performances takes place in downtown Saratoga Springs. The outdoor concert will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Ben

and Jerry’s. Rain location is the Saratoga Senior Center. The Orchard Project artists will sing both original tunes and favorite musical theater hits. The Lunchtime Concerts series is free and open to the public. Upcoming shows in the series include: Girl Blue on July 17 and Tame Pacific – featuring members of Wild Adriatic – on Aug. 21.

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Mostly Modern Festival Dazzles with Inaugural Year by Jessica Pavias for Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Mostly Modern Festival (MMF), a music festival celebrating and popularizing living composers, kicked off its inaugural year on June 8 at the Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College. MMF is the creation of Robert Paterson — acclaimed composer — and his wife, Victoria Paterson — celebrated violinist. Together, they have created a refreshingly unique and addictive musical experience that is sure to amaze. The festival branched off of Paterson’s original adventure: the American Modern Ensemble (AME) that was created in 2005. AME “spotlights contemporary music via lively thematic programming,” as stated on their website. The ensemble also engages in numerous educational outreach programs — with some students either playing

or conducting alongside the professionals at MMF. Paterson and his wife wanted to create MMF because “we saw a need for (this kind of festival), particularly a need in this area of the United States. We wanted to create something that celebrates living composers and that focuses on them.” While the festival still dabbles in what Paterson calls “the old stuff,” it is only to create context for the newer pieces. “The new stuff is so refreshing and vibrant and has so much color and life. The composers are right here. The festival is about wanting to excite people,” said Paterson. On Sunday, June 10, the American Modern Orchestra, conducted by the strikingly talented Christopher Rountree, performed three pieces. They began with “Ground ‘O,’” composed by Robert Beaser, followed with “Sympathy in Three Movements,” composed by

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Paterson. After intermission, the ensemble performed “Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta,” consisting of four movements composed by the recently passed Béla Bartók. The concert introduced pieces that were engaging and vivid, each compellingly new in their own ways — proving why this festival

is so exciting. After each piece, the composers were brought on stage where they were met with much deserved applause. “To put it (simply): it’s a love-fest,” explained Paterson. “Every day we’re wondering when the other shoe will drop. Things are going so well, we’re wondering why something is not

going wrong. It’s too good.” Paterson is hopeful for the future of MMF and wants to see it become something of a tradition. His main goal is “to pack this house every single concert and to have people say ‘this is what I do every season.’” If Sunday proved anything, it is that this dream could very well become reality.

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Saratoga Arts - Call for Artists SARATOGA SPRINGS — • Art In The Park 2018: Saratoga Arts is looking for artists to participate in Art in the Park. Art in the Park features nearly 80 artists from the greater Saratoga and Capital regions, displaying and selling their original art and personally-designed and crafted functional art in a beautiful park setting. The event takes place 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. •Participate in the 10x10 Summer Show: Artists can submit up to 3 artworks, measuring 10”x10,” including frame. All artworks submitted will be on display in the Arts Center Gallery, June 30 – Sept. 8. Artwork Dropoff Dates: 9 a.m. -6 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, June 18 – 19. Entry

fee: $10. Saratoga Arts is located at 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. • Saratoga Arts is accepting artist applications through Aug. 1 for First Night Saratoga 2019. First Night Saratoga brings over 15,000 revelers to the city, packing 30 downtown venues from 6 p.m. to midnight. This year First Night falls on Monday, Dec. 31. Saratoga Arts is searching for a wide variety of acts, from comedy

and dance to magic and music. Performers of all genres and skill levels are encouraged to apply. All artists will be placed inside their respective venues which range in capacity from 35 seats to over 1,000. Stipends are available and artists may request specific fees for their services. For more information about both events, go to:

Saratoga Jazz Festival Weekend Kicks-off with A Night on Bourbon Street at Canfield Casino SARATOGA SPRINGS — A Night on Bourbon Street will come alive inside the Canfield Casino in Congress Park Friday, June 22 for a speakeasy event inspired by “The Big Easy.” The new Freihofer’s Jazz Fest Friday initiative and A Night on Bourbon Street event precede the 2018 Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, slated for Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Now in its 41st year, this year’s festival features Jon Batiste, Chris Botti, Herbie Hancock, Gregory Porter, Joey Alexander, and gospel and R&B legend Mavis Staples to emerging artists making their Saratoga debuts such as José James, Lakecia Benjamin and SoulSquad, Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band, Jazzmeia Horn and Keyon Harrold. “Our new A Night on Bourbon Street event was created to invite our jazz festival attendees downtown to celebrate Saratoga’s rich history as a ‘jazz city.’ Featuring a sultry speakeasy vibe, a phenomenal performance by Bria Skonberg, delectable

Trumpeter Bria Skonberg, performing at A Night on Bourbon Street in advance of SPAC’s Jazz Fest Weekend. Photo Carolina Palmgren.

food, and bathtub gin – it is a sensational way to kick-off our Freihofer’s Jazz Festival weekend,” Elizabeth Sobol, president and CEO of SPAC, said in a statement. Bourbon Street-inspired revelry will begin at 7:30 p.m.,

with the main event, singer and trumpeter Bria Skonberg, performing at 9 p.m. Cost to attend A Night on Bourbon Street is $150. To purchase tickets, visit or contact Seth Buono at 518-584-9330, ext. 101.

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Entertainment 6/15-6/21

friday, 6/15:

Chris Dollard, 5 p.m. @ Morrissey’s — 518.678.6000

Phil Drum, 7 p.m. @ Kraverie – 518-450-7423

Darlingside, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

Addie & Olin Unleashed: Beatles, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Rich Ortiz, 9 p.m. @ Baileys — 518.450.1305 Rob Lindquist Group, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582

saturday, 6/16:

monday, 6/18: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Super Dark Monday: Idle Bloom/ Moon Worship /Fine Grain /SKON, 9:30 p.m. @ Desperate Annie’s — 518.587.2455

Acoustic Graffiti, 7 p.m. @ Kraverie – 518-450-7423

tuesday, 6/19:

Saratoga Chamber Players: String Quintets on Parade, 7:30 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

Rochmon Record Club: Michael Jackson Retrospective 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, 8 p.m. @ The Strand Theater — 518.832.3484 Watchdog, 8 p.m. @ Peabody’s Sports Bar — 518.886.8673 The Dude Abides, 9 p.m. @ Baileys — 518.450.1305 Pat Attanasio Quartet, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582

sunday, 6/17: Kenny Kakaty, 11 a.m. @ The Blue Hen Brunch — 518.678.6000 Caffè Lena on the Gazebo Stage, 12 p.m. @ SPAC — 518.584.9330 Ray Alexander Jazz Piano Trio, 3 p.m. @ The Strand Theater — 518.832.3484

Cloud Lifters, 8 p.m. @ Morrissey’s — 518.678.6000

wednesday, 6/20: Bluegrass Jam with the Schroon River String Band, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Irish Celtic Sessions, 7 p.m. @ The Parting Glass – 518.583.1916

thursday, 6/21: Hot Club of Saratoga, 6 p.m. @ Mouzon House — 518.226.0014 Goodnight Moonshine, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022


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Puzzles Across 1 Monster party 5 Cooled with cubes, as tea 9 Hood’s bank job 14 Author __ Stanley Gardner 15 Dress that reaches the ankles 16 According to 17 Roman love god 18 Bird sacred to Tut 19 Animal shelter arrival 20 Brought in for repair, as a disabled car 23 Dublin’s land: Abbr. 24 __ bran 25 Either “T” in “AT&T,” when abbreviated 26 Jul. and Aug. 28 Oppressive ruler 30 Cause of much yawning 31 Really bug 32 Playground plank for two 34 __ Spumante 35 Obeyed strictly 38 Coll. staff member 40 “Finally!” 41 Joint that may need replacing 42 Bugs for payment 44 Put a worm on 48 Electrical particle 49 & 50 Hindu term of respect 51 Lead-in with car or tourism 52 Milne play about an amphibian 56 Beat at chess 57 “If __ $1,000,000”: Barenaked Ladies song 58 List-ending abbr. 59 Doctor on the starship Enterprise 60 San __, Italy 61 Shortest Great Lake name 62 Culture: Pref. 63 Golda of Israel 64 Title for Byron Down 1 “Scram!” 2 Weapons facility 3 Adagio, as compared to allegro 4 “You can have it” 5 Mimicked 6 Explorer Sebastian

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See puzzle solution on page 46 7 Interstate highway sign word 8 One hanging near the kitchen sink 9 Red tape, e.g. 10 O.T. book named for a woman 11 “Scout’s honor!” 12 City on a harbor 13 Attempt 21 Transplant recipient 22 “Lo, How a Rose __ Blooming”: carol 27 Speed down snowy slopes 29 Starting with 30 Thai money 33 Not give an inch 34 Pro’s opposite 35 First-class 36 Dog believed to have originated in Newfoundland

37 Start of a “Come again?” response 38 __ Beta Kappa 39 It’s “read” during a reprimand 42 Beatnik’s bro 43 Game with Draw Two cards 45 Italian playhouse 46 Cream-filled pastry 47 Dressed to kill, with “up” 50 “Ditto” 53 Thousands of years 54 “With this ring, I __ wed” 55 Cad 56 Sra., in France

Writing the Right Word by Dave Dowling

Accuracy in word choice is a key to effective communication. In your daily writing and speaking, try to make sure you use the right word in the right place with the right spelling. By doing so, its effect will affect your communication in a positive way. This quick weekly tip will help you filter the confusion in some of our daily word choices. This Week: Young, Youthful Young means immature or not advanced in age. She is looking after his two young children, ages 2 and 4. Youthful means having attractive qualities of youth. Her youthful exuberance keeps everyone on their toes. 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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by Joseph Raucci for Saratoga TODAY THE ROAD TO IMMORTALITY It was the dawn of the Roaring Twenties and this beast was ready to roar. This was a decade to remember in the sports world. Major League Baseball found its greatest hero in one George Herman “Babe” Ruth. Not to be outdone, professional boxing saw the rise of the immensely popular Jack Dempsey. An American Indian, Jim Thorpe excelled in a myriad of sports. So talented, he was named the greatest athlete of the first half of the twentieth century. Horse racing was not to be outdone. Man O’ War was ready to embark on an unprecedented assault of the record books. He was about to become a very big star. After a seven month layoff, “Big Red” made his first start as a three-year-old in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. He was an easy winner there. Then it was on to Belmont Park, where he set a track record for a mile in a tightener for the Belmont Stakes. It was here that his run of Herculean efforts began. He took the Belmont by an astounding twenty lengths, breaking the world’s record for the mile and three eighths event. A little-known fact: The final leg of the Triple Crown was not contested at a mile and a half until 1926. Only one other colt was entered in the race. This would become typical for the rest of his career.

In his final nine starts Man O’ War’s competition was a mere thirteen entrants. In six of those races, as with the Belmont, he faced only one opponent. The bookmakers that made the odds long before pari-mutuel wagering, knew how special he was. Unheard of odds were offered on him. He was made a one-to-one hundred favorite in two of his races. This meant that you would need to bet one hundred dollars to win one. He drew massive crowds whereever he raced. Thirty-five thousand showed up to see him win the Miller Stakes here at Saratoga. Two weeks later the attendance for the Travers was so large that the infield was open to accommodate the overflowing crowd. One must remember this was a time long before the Northway. The automobile was in its infancy. Yet he drew crowds reserved for the great Secretariat a half of century later. Man O’ War was now a household name. He won the Lawrence Realization at Belmont that fall by an astounding one hundred lengths. In so doing he shattered the track record by almost seven full seconds. Back on the same surface he took New York racing’s most important event, the Jockey Club Gold Cup, and a new course record for two miles. Trainer Louis Feustel then sent the big horse south to Maryland, where at the fabled Havre De Grace racetrack he easily set a new track mark for a mile and a sixteenth, carrying a crushing load of 138 pounds. It was to be his last race here in the states. In October he met Sir Barton, winner of the 1919 Triple Crown in a match race at Canada’s Kenilworth Park. Sir Barton had seen better days. He was no match for the greatest thoroughbred on the planet. Man O’ War never looked back, demolishing the existing track record for the one and a quarter mile distance. A stunning gold trophy crafted by

Man o’ War winning Travers Stakes..One of his six starts at the Spa.

Tiffany’s was presented to Sam Riddle for winning the race. Of interest to Saratoga horse race fans… The Man O’ War cup as it became known was donated in 1936 to be used as the permanent Travers Stakes trophy. This treasure is kept here at the National Museum of Racing. It is a fitting tribute. Six of his twenty-one starts were contested here. Add to that a track record of 2:01.3 when he romped in the 1920 Travers. That mark held for forty-two years, when it was finally broken in the famous Jaipur Ridan duel in 1962. Man O ‘War was retired at the end of his three-year-old campaign. His connections were aware that the weight that would be assigned to him as a four-yearold would be astronomical. They thought, and rightfully so that it would not be fair for the horse to be burdened in this manner. Besides, what was left to prove. He had done it all. In eight of his last ten races he had decimated existing track and world’s records by incredible margins. So, it was off to Kentucky and the good life. It was here in 1934 that he

Man o’ War 1949 Owners version of the Man O’ War Cup.

sired his greatest offspring War Admiral. This guy would make his father proud. In 1937, he won horse racing’s Triple Crown and stands high on the list of America’s premier thoroughbred race horses. Man O’ War died in 1947 at the age

of thirty. It would be hard to find a quote that sums up his life better than this one. His longtime groom and caretaker Will Harbet had these poetic words to say about him. “The mostest horse that ever was.” The immortal Man O’ War!



Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018

K AT IE W E ST: ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Photos provided.

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Katie West, a 17-year-old recent graduate from Saratoga Central Catholic is no stranger to chasing her goals; she was a cross-country and track and field star with plans to run her first half marathon in October, where she’ll be attending Loyola University in Maryland and majoring in English. The reason she became so invested in running? That’s easy. “Honestly, just having something to do every day

after school, I always loved that. Overall, just the team and being able to always have a group of kids to have your back and being a part of something,” West explained. West transferred from Shenendehowa to Saratoga Central Catholic in tenth grade. “Transferring gave me such a better opportunity to excel, not only in athletics, but in so many other clubs that I’ve participated in, and it gave me the chance to be a captain and a leader and learn so many things that I don’t think I could have learned at a bigger school,” West said. West was a team captain for cross-country. Leadership responsibilities included a lot of little things; making sure all of the girls are doing what they’re supposed to do, making sure everyone is revved up and ready to go. “Our team had a lot of younger girls so that was definitely something cool to be a mentor and a captain,” West explained humbly. West’s inspiration to run came from her mother and grandmother. “My grandma and my mom have always been huge marathon runners and just runners in general so when the time came in seventh grade to join a modified sport, cross-country was a natural fit,” she said. “I like that it isn’t like any other sport. There’s no ref, there’s no time out, or penalty box, or benches. It’s an individual sport and it’s also a team sport and I think I really like that aspect of it. It’s all on you but it also can affect your teammates,” West stated. Spa Catholic is widely known for their charity work and encouraging their students to follow suit. “Spa Catholic is very big on charity work so when I first came, it was a little different for me, but

I love being able to do so many charities through Spa Catholic and to see how motivated all of the teachers are and how many community service programs and opportunities they have for everybody. Besides that, my family has always been really big on giving back and my parents of course are huge on giving back so I think that’s really inspired me,” she said. West was a part of Peer Ministry, which is an organization mainly focused on connecting and helping the younger students at Spa Catholic; Community Service Club; President of the student government, where she did a lot of

work with Code Blue, Shelters of Saratoga, Ronald McDonald House, and more; the Fresh Air Fund; and last year she went on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic with the Foundation of Peace. West cites her family and coaches, Damian Fantauzzi and Bryan Halligan, as her biggest supporters throughout her high school athletic career. “Definitely my family, they’ve never missed a race or a track meet. And of course my coaches, Damian Fantauzzi and Bryan Halligan, have always supported me and given me so many opportunities,” she said.

Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018



Capital District Sport and Fitness to Host Grand Opening Charity Event

ROUND LAKE — Capital District Sport and Fitness (CDSF), the Capital Region’s new premiere sports performance and fitness facility, is hosting a grand opening event on Saturday, June 23, to benefit the It’s OK to Dream Foundation. The opening will support Capital District youth programs through the It’s OK to Dream Foundation. The grand opening will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Various hour-long classes will be offered throughout the day for those looking to experience one of CDSF’s world-class fitness programs or simply work out for a good cause. A minimum donation of $5 will be required for each class. All proceeds from the day will support the It’s OK to Dream Foundation, a charity founded by University at Albany football star and former NFL player Rashad Barksdale. The foundation benefits youth organizations and programs in the Capital District. CDSF GRAND OPENING CLASS SCHEDULE: 9 a.m. – Adult Group Training Met-Con Class 10 a.m. – Youth Athletic Development Class 11 a.m. – High School and Youth Athlete Q&A/Meet and Greet with Rashad Barksdale 11:30 a.m. – Sports Performance Class Following the classes, CDSF will be providing the community food and drink from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Those who attend

will receive special promotional offers for CDSF memberships, the chance to win CDSF apparel, and the opportunity to explore the facility and talk with CDSF staff. Raffles will also be available to support the It’s OK to Dream Foundation. The following local businesses generously donated their products for the event: Death Wish Coffee - Gift Basket Tri-City Valley Cats- Tickets Colorize Inc.- 2 Gallons of Paint of Your Choice CDSF is located at 21 Wood Rd #100 in Round Lake, NY. Capital District Sport and Fitness is a sports performance and fitness facility designed to increase strength and improve quality of life for residents of New York’s Capital District. CDSF provides members with fitness training, a supportive community, and education to help get them out of their workout rut, performing their best, and seeing results that last. CDSF was founded by Mike Sirani and Dan Jones, two Capital Region natives who’ve returned home to provide the community with a gym that supports, motivates, and educates its members. Mike and Dan have trained hundreds of athletes, from motivated high school students to established professionals, at world-renowned training facilities across the U.S. They’ve worked with players from the MLB, MLS, and MiLB, learning how to best support athletes looking to reach the next level.

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To learn more, please visit Its Ok to Dream was founded by Rashad Barksdale, who grew up in the small city of Hudson, NY. Sports have always been a big part of his life, keeping him busy and out of trouble. Rashad played varsity basketball, baseball and football at Hudson High. He had the privilege of continuing

playing baseball and football in college at the University at Albany where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology. After four years of baseball, Rashad walked on to the University at Albany football team and quickly became a starting cornerback. His success was rewarded at the 2007 NFL draft, during which he was selected by the Philadelphia

Eagles in the 6th round. He was the first player in UAlbany history to be named to a 53-man roster and play in an NFL game. Rashad says it was a blessing to continue his football journey in the NFL, but it also enabled him to fill another passion of his— community service. To learn more, please visit



Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018

COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN 10th Annual Dragon the Dads Family 5K and Kids Run GREENFIELD — On Saturday, June 16 at 9 a.m., Greenfield Elementary will hold its 10th annual “Dragon the Dads” family 5K, Kids Mile, and “Dragon Dash” at Saratoga State Park beginning at the warming hut. A fun-filled family event to celebrate Father’s Day weekend, the 5k run will feature Gennaro’s Pizza gift cards for the top overall finishers, Stewart’s gift cards as prizes for the top male/female in each age category, and custom wicking t-shirts for runners who registered by May 24! Additionally, local business gift cards, including but not limited to Augies Restaurant, Cantina Restaurant, Brookhaven Golf Course, Haven Tea Room Restaurant, PJs BarB-QSA, and the Bread Basket Bakery, will be awarded to randomly drawn bib numbers for pre-registered runners! Register now at, day of registration begins at 7:45 a.m.

Saratoga Springs CSD Boys and Girls Summer Basketball Camp SARATOGA SPRINGS — On July 16 – 19, boys and girls grades 3 – 10 are invited to participate in a baseball camp at Saratoga Springs High School. Grades 3-6 will have camp from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and grades 7-10 will have camp from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $150 per player. Contact Matt Usher at m_usher@ with any questions.

SRYMCA Summer Youth Basketball League SARATOGA SPRINGS — Skills Assessments on June 21, first practice on Tuesday, June 26, and first game on Thursday, June 28. Skills Assessments for Jr. Division (Grade 5-7) will be held at 5:30 p.m. Skills Assessments for Sr. Division (Grades 8 and 9) will be held at 7 p.m. Practices are every Tuesday and will be 45 minutes long, starting at 5:30 p.m. through 9:15 p.m. Games will be every Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information contact Mike Laudicina at 518-583-9622, ext. 145 or

Nominees Sought for 2018 Blue Streak Hall of Fame SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs City School District is accepting nominations for members of the Blue Streak Hall of Fame. The program was established to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding athletes, coaches, administrators and supporters. Nominees can include former student-athletes who graduated from the high school at least five years ago and former coaches who retired from coaching at least three years ago. There is also a category for honorary members that can include supporters of the athletic program. Examples include counselors, faculty managers, scorekeepers, and administrators. Nomination forms are available at www.

Puzzle solutions from pg. 39 Send your sports stories or briefs to Sports@Saratoga, under Athletics. Please mail nomination forms by June 22 to: Saratoga Springs High School Attn. Peter Sheehan, Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, 1 Blue Streak Boulevard, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. A committee composed of coaches, high school administrators, community members, and current and retired athletic directors will review the nominations.

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 Springs Booster Club Field Hockey Camp SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Booster Club will be hosting its annual field hockey camp from June 25 through June 29 at Dorothy Nolan School from 8 a.m. to

11 a.m. each day. The program is open to grades third through twelfth. No experience needed. The camp includes extensive individual instruction along with daily participation in game situations. The goal is to teach the fundamentals of field hockey, while ensuring that each player leaves the camp with a new appreciation for the game. The camp brochure can be downloaded from the Booster Club’s website at Saratogafieldhockey1. Registration is now open, and the cost is $70. For more information please contact Jo-Anne Hostig, Saratoga head field hockey coach at

Saratoga Hockey Camp, Grades 8-12 for 2018-2019 School Year SARATOGA SPRINGS — This three-day session will focus on skill development, practice planning, self-discipline, conditioning, and fun! Participants will receive individual instruction from the Saratoga Blue Streaks High School coaching staff along with Blue Streak Alum. For more information and to sign up please contact: Coach Torres at david.truant@ or call 518-421-2376. Schedule: Wednesday Aug. 1 – Friday Aug. 3 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Vernon Ice Rink Cost: $225 per player Goalies: $175



Week of June 15 – June 21, 2018

Saratoga Regional YMCA Basketball Playoffs [ OVER 25-YEAR-OLD LEAGUE ]

Strike Zone Bowling Scores – Monday, 6/11 SARATOGA SPRINGS — COMPANION FIRES 814, RAMS STAY UNDEFEATED Monday night proved to be one for the books as Kenny Companion Jr shot 279,289 and 246 for an 814 triple. A solid bowling night for him helped his rams stay undefeated. The Bills were the only other team with a perfect record but that ended

Monday night when they tied the Steelers. Other great scores for the night include: Larry Hayes: 258,278,257 =793 Bob Forbes: 268,216,269 = 753 Ross Boone Jr.: 243,258,244 = 745 Neil Gahl: 258,227,235 = 720

Justin Young fired a 280 on his last game

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Saratoga Honda Donates to SRYMCA Summer Basketball League SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Honda has donated to the SRYMCA summer basketball league again. “We partnered up when I first came back to the Y in 2015. I had left and when I returned, I came right to Tim, the owner of Saratoga Honda, and asked him if he would help sponsor the league and he kindly donated. Tim was really kind and he said, ‘yeah sure!’ I didn’t even have to give him a big spiel,” Mike Laudicina, basketball league coordinator, laughed. “Without sponsors, we would obviously have to raise the price

TEAM LOMBARDO 78 – TEAM REED 59 In the first quarter of the final play-off game, Alex Ventre exploded for a game high 41 points, teammates Dwayne Hazel 18 points and Ryan Ventre 10 points also helped in the win. Team Reed got 12 points apiece from Joe McLaughlin and Garris Ramsdell in the loss. TEAM SIKORA 64 – TEAM EMERY 55 In the second game of the play-offs the feisty play of team captain Renny Sikora who was all over the court playing defense, grabbing rebounds, diving for loose balls and scoring seven points contributed to an upset win for Team Sikora over Team Emery by the score of 64 to 55. Camdon Spenser led his team in scoring with 17 points, along with 15 points from Rick Sicari, Kevin Lindsey and Zach Manrique each contributed 12 points in the victory. Andrew Armstrong scored 20 points, Travis Ramsey 17 points and Blake Rizzi had 14 points in the loss.

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and that’s hard especially for the folks on scholarship,” said Andrew Bobbitt, CEO of SRYMCA.

“It’s nice to find partners in the community that will help kids and this league,” Laudicina stated.

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