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Volume 11  •  Issue 24  •  June 23 – June 29, 2017

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Heart of a Champion by Jason Birkelbach Saratoga TODAY

by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY

SCHUYLERVILLE — Before Joey Barcia could win fighter of the night, he had to solve his opponent’s weird style. Barcia had lost to him the week before in a split decision. He said he was awkward, unorthodox, “slick and slippery.” He came at him from strange angles with strange timing, hands down at times, fighting inside. That night, though, Barcia forced him to fight his style. “In the second fight,” Barcia said, “I overworked my jab. I kept the jab working. I kept him on the

ALBANY — The New York State Department of Health announced this week that a healthcare worker employed by Hudson Headwaters has been confirmed to have measles. The highly contagious respiratory disease causes a rash and fever and can be passed from one person to another just by being in a room where someone with measles coughed or sneezed. Symptoms appear about 10 to 12 days after a person is See Measles pg. 11 • (518) 581-2480

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Palace Purged Representing N.Y. Pink Union Ave’s Newest Neighbor Saratoga Student Chosen for Medical Conference by Thomas Kika Saratoga TODAY

Matias Kivi will represent N.Y. at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass. Photo by Thomas Kika.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — One local scholar is on his way to a bright future in the field of medicine. Matias Kivi, a sophomore at Saratoga Springs High, has been chosen to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass., from June 25-27 as a delegate from New York State. According to Kivi, only a handful of young people are selected See Saratoga pg. 18

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MaryLeigh Roohan Q. Where did you grow up and what helped shape you creatively? A. I was born in Dallas, Texas, and moved to Saratoga Springs when I was around 10 years old. My earliest memories include my mom taking my brother and I to art museums, and driving around in the front seat of my dad's pickup truck, because the backseat was too full of construction tools. In large ways and small, my mom and dad would always put me at the intersection of inspiration and the possibility to make something... so I was off to a good start. I couldn't read or write until I was around eight because of a learning disability, and that was incredibly discouraging for me throughout my time in school. As a result, I always gravitated towards expressing myself through art in some capacity.

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Q. How does the creative process work for you? A. It's incredibly unpredictable. Sometimes things will begin to crystalize after I've been sitting with the guitar for a little while, and other times fully formed choruses will erupt in my head - lyrics and all. I've written songs in the car and in the shower, but many of them were born in the middle of the night on my bedroom floor. Just in case, I always try to carry a notebook with me. Q. What’s the most important thing you’ve learned traveling around the world? A. The world is on your side, if you'll let it be. People want to connect with one another and help each other. When I've trusted that, and approached others with kindness, curiosity and enthusiasm, I've heard beautiful stories and had incredible conversations and have made wonderful friends. Even when bad things happened, they only opened up more room for the good in people to flourish and be seen. Q. On Sunday night, your homecoming will be celebrated with a concert at Caffè Lena. What can people coming to the show expect? A. It's been about two years since I've played a proper show in Saratoga, so I want it to be a blast for everyone, and unique. I'll be playing songs new and old. I'm toying with the idea of playing the first song I ever played at Caffè Lena's open mic when I was 17. It might be a little embarrassing, hahaha. I attended the open mics religiously as a teenager. I would sit with other musicians in the greenroom and they would teach me cool things I could try on guitar, or we would talk about a song I was working on. The whole night is going to be really special to me, and I'm hoping everyone feels that. Q. Folks attending will also be given a CD with an exclusive preview of your next record. A. Often we only see the finished product, and Caffè Lena is where I learned to value and fully engage with the process of writing songs. The process of writing was made so special because of the people I met there, and I thought it would be fun and appropriate to share a work "in process." MaryLeigh Roohan will perform at Caffè Lena at 7 p.m. on Sunday June 25. Tickets are $14 general public, $12 café members and $7 students and kids.

MaryLeigh Roohan performing in Saratoga Springs in 2015. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

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City Preservation Foundation Starts ‘Summer Strolls’

A West Side property to be featured on August 27. Photo provided.

A Union Avenue home to be featured on July 23. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Last week, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation (SSPF) presented the summer lineup of its historic walking tours. They will be held each Sunday through September 3. On Sunday, June 25, join Dave Patterson and Charlie Kuenzel, owners of Saratoga Tours LLC, for the Historic Congress Park Summer Stroll. This tour explores the landscape architecture of Congress Park, the early springs, and other facets of Saratoga. The SSPF has added a walking tour of the Saratoga Spa State Park. Other tour topics this summer highlight the unusual crypts and mausoleums of Greenridge Cemetery, the celebrated Saratoga Race Course area, and the historic West Side, among many others. The first featured tour on June 18 was The Good Life: North Broadway. The SSPF Executive Director Samantha Bosshart led a walk of the grand Queen Annes along the famed North Broadway corridor and shared stories about the colorful characters who lived there. A full listing of the tours scheduled and meeting places is available on the website Readers can click on the “Summer Strolls” link. According to SSPF Membership and Program Coordinator Nicole Babie, these educational programs would not be possible without the generosity of the 2017 Premiere Summer Series Sponsors: Druthers Brewing Company and Stewart’s Shops. Additional support is provided

A Franklin Square property to be featured on July 2. Photo provided.

by Single Stroll Sponsors: Bailey’s Saratoga, The Gideon Putnam/ Roosevelt Baths and Spa, Harveys Restaurant and Bar, LaBrake Memorials, Longfellows Hotel and Restaurant, NBT Bank, The Olde Bryan Inn, Saratoga Tours LLC, and The Springwater Bed and Breakfast. All Sunday walking tours start at 10:30 a.m. and last approximately 90 minutes. The cost per tour is $5 for SSPF members and $8 for nonmembers. The tours require walking and standing and they cover varied terrain. Those who buy a ticket for

four tours receive the fifth tour free. Reservations are encouraged, but not necessary. For more information or to make a reservation, call the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation at 518-587-5030, or email Babie at Founded in 1977, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that promotes preservation and enhancement of the architectural, cultural, and landscaped heritage of Saratoga Springs.



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Property Owners Should Beware of Deed Offers

Local Governments Receive State Grants STATEWIDE — Earlier this month, the New York State Archives awarded $4 million in Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) grants to over 70 municipalities, agencies and school districts to help improve records management systems and better serve the public. In Saratoga County, the

Town of Clifton Park, Milton Fire District #1 and the Saratoga Springs City Center reportedly received a total exceeding $155,000 for file and inactive records management. In a statement on June 19, Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia said: “We’re proud to support projects to improve records management in local

governments and school districts across the state.” Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa added: “Records are a key element in civic engagement, public service and government accountability. These grants support the management of government records so these documents are available and accessible to future generations.”

County ‘Code Red’ Registration Drive SARATOGA COUNTY — This week Saratoga County officials announced a registration drive for the county’s 911 emergency notification system, according to Troybased Gramercy Communications. The 911-notification tool is used to deliver incident-specific information and potentially lifesaving instructions for those in designated affected areas. This emergency massnotification system, also called “CodeRED,” uses precise geofencing information and will only be used during emergencies. Cellular phones and Voice over Internet Phones (VoIP) are not automatically enrolled into the CodeRED system. Residents and businesses can enroll through the website https://

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emergency service response,” said Galway Supervisor Paul Lent, Chairman of the County Public Safety Committee. “We want people to know how to avoid dangerous areas and receive efficient communication from the Office of Emergency Services. This is the fastest and easiest way for us to communicate with the public during critical or potentially dangerous times.” “While we hope to use this system infrequently, it’s important that when it is used it reaches as many residents as possible,” said Stillwater Supervisor Ed Kinowski, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. “That’s why we are urging each resident to take the time to register for this important notification service.”

BALLSTON SPA — Saratoga County Clerk Craig A. Hayner is advising residents not to respond to offers from private companies for the provision of certified copies of property deeds for an exorbitant fee. Hayner states that a person may obtain a certified copy of their deed directly from the County Clerk’s Office for $5. Many residents are receiving letters from a private company that is offering to provide a copy for $87. “I would like our residents to know that they can secure these documents for a fraction of the cost that this company is charging,” Hayner said in a statement. The county clerk’s office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Property deeds also can be obtained by sending a request in the mail. A person would need to send in a check (starter checks not accepted) or money order for $5, along with the actual property address and

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the approximate date of purchase. A self-addressed stamped envelope will expedite the process. Requests should be mailed to Saratoga County Clerk, 40 McMaster Street, Ballston Spa, NY, 12020. Hayner said he wants to assure Saratoga County residents that neither the county clerk’s office, nor any other state government agency, is involved in the recent over-priced offers being received by residents. Also, the county clerk’s office does not request a resident’s credit card number. The office will provide residents copies of legal documents at a reasonable cost and at the same time maintain and protect such records safely and securely. If anyone has a concern about an offer that they have received in the mail, they can contact the county clerk’s office at or call County Clerk Hayner at 518 885-2213, ext. 4420.


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COURTS Milo E, Martinez, 26, of Ballston Spa, pleaded on June 14 to criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony, in connection with an incident that occurred in Clifton Park. Sentencing scheduled for Aug. 14. William E. Slater, 46, of Gansevoort, was sentenced on June 14 to 20 years in state prison, after pleading to criminal sexual act in the first-degree, in connection with an incident that occurred in Wilton. Michael J. Germain, 56, of Greenfield, pleaded on June 9 to felony criminal mischief, and DWAI. Sentencing scheduled for Sept. 8. April M. Pixley, 37, of Greenfield, pleaded on June 9 to second degree forgery, in connection with an incident that occurred in Wilton. Sentencing scheduled for Aug. 4. Thomas J. Davin III, 34, of Schuylerville, was sentenced on June 9 to time served and five years of probation, after pleading to aggravated DWI with a child.

POLICE Moises B. Rodriguez, age 39, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 16 with aggravated unlicensed operation, no/expired insurance, and operating motor vehicle with improper plates – all misdemeanors, and a variety of vehicle related violations. Marc J. Brynczka, age 42, Ballston Spa, was charged on June 16 with misdemeanor DWI, and misdemeanor aggravated DWI. Darrick D. Conners, age 43, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 15 with misdemeanor criminal trespass. Dylan M. Capone, age 18, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 15 with misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child. Eugene McLeavens, age 31, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 15 with aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor. Renee M. Denstedt, age 19, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 14

with failure to provide proper food/drink to and animal, a misdemeanor. Miley M. Esper, age 23, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 13 with misdemeanor DWI. Jeffrey P. Keegan, age 32, Troy, was charged on June 13 with misdemeanor DWI. Shannon L. Tracey, age 33, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 12 with misdemeanor criminal trespass. Cameron L. Hendrix, age 22, of Saratoga Springs was charged on June 9 with grand larceny and falsifying business records – both felonies. Hendrix is suspected of stealing in excess of $3,000 while employed at the Trustco Bank in the Wilton Mall and of making false entries to a business record with the intent to defraud to conceal the theft. He was arraigned at Wilton Town Court and released to pretrial services, pending further action in the matter. Devon M. Ostrander, age 22, of Ballston Spa, was charged on June 9 with strangulation in the second-degree, a felony, and misdemeanor assault in connection with an alleged incident that occurred in Stillwater. Ostrander was arraigned at the Milton Town Court and sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail or bond. The victim, who was known to Ostrander, was evaluated and treated at Saratoga Hospital. Sean W. Macqueen, age 46, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 8 with speeding, and misdemeanor aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor. Diogenes Diaz, age 57, and Victor A. Maffetone, age 31, both of Saratoga Springs, were each charged on June 8 with criminal possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor. Brandon E. Sewall, age 22, Amsterdam, was charged on June 8 with assault in the second degree, a felony, and criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor. John R. Bellon, age 23, Porters Corners, was charged on June 8 with criminal possession of

a controlled substance misdemeanor, and criminal possession of controlled substance, a felony. Grey M. Urbahn, age 18, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 8 with grand larceny in the fourthdegree, a felony.

Shawna M. Green, age 43, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 8 with failure to notify DMV of a change of address, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle second-degree, a misdemeanor. Sara A. Cummings, age 33, Gansevoort, was charged on

June 6 with unlawful use of mobile phones in a motor vehicle, and aggravated unlicensed operation third-degreea misdemeanor. Stephen R. Toussaint, age 46, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 5 with felony robbery.



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STILLWATER — Jonathan W. Meager, Jr. died suddenly on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Son of Jonathan W. and Nancy (Parker) Meager, the Meager family received friends on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Burke Funeral Home, Saratoga Springs and a funeral service followed. Online remembrances may be made at

WILTON – Ruth “Peg” E. Thelen passed away Monday, June 12, 2017.   Funeral services were private at Burke Funeral Home, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs and burial took place in St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Avenue. Online remembrances may be made at

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Eugene (Pete) Powers Hayden, Sr. passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017. Services are private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518-584-5373). Online remembrances may be made at

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from 1,375 to 2,416 square feet. The 1 to 3 bedroom residences, now under construction, are planned for occupancy in March 2018. Bonacio Construction, in conjunction with Norstar Development USA, LP, is creating exterior features reminiscent of traditional Saratoga charm, while the interior will afford luxurious living and modern amenities. “We were very excited to work with Brett Balzer of Balzer and Tuck Architecture, Mike Ingersoll of the LA Group and Julie Bonacio of Julie and

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Carl DeMarco passed away June 18, 2017. Calling hours were on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Burke Funeral Home, North Broadway. Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, June 23, Church of St. Peter and burial was at St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Ave. Please visit

ROUND LAKE — John T. Shafts, 57, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017. Relatives and friends may call from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Burke Funeral Home, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. A funeral home service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Please visit

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Pink Palace Purged Union Ave’s Newest Neighbor SARATOGA SPRINGS — This week, Julie and Co. Realty LLC announced the future plans of The Residences on Union Avenue, just steps away from a vibrant downtown, Congress Park and the Saratoga Race Course. The former building at 46 Union Avenue was originally established in 1957 as Moore Hall, a Skidmore College dormitory, and was commonly referred to as the “pink palace.” Its replacement will be a five-building residential property with on-site parking. The floor plans will range

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Co. Realty on this project,” offered Sonny Bonacio. “We believe we have created an authentic, historically correct project. Clearly one can see the attention we have given to respecting the adjacent properties and design of Union Avenue. This is also our first collaboration with Rick Higgins of Norstar Development, the original owners of the property.” The Residences on Union Avenue will offer a distinct living experience with tailored design, five different residence types and unparalleled amenities priced from $689,900 to $895,500. “We wanted to thank the land use boards of Saratoga Springs and all the volunteers on said boards; the approval process for this project included many of the neighbors, but in the end we feel very proud of the final design currently being constructed,” Bonacio said. For more information about the property, call Julie A. Bonacio at 518701-5080 or Jane R. Sanzen 518-526-6056, or visit www. More information about the construction firm is available at

Modern Wilton McDonald’s Open

McDonald’s owner Joe Gialil. Photo by

WILTON — The new McDonald’s located at 3003 Route 50 opened this week after a four-month construction project. It will be the very first in the Capital Region to invite guests to experience McDonald’s with a new level of choice, engagement and service. The changes are reflective of a restaurant model that has been successfully rolled out in more than 2,600 international McDonald’s restaurants. It puts more choice and control in the hands of guests by evolving how they order, what they order, how they pay and how they are served. New digital self-order kiosks make ordering and paying for a meal easy. Kiosks empower guests to browse the

menu, find new options and tailor meals just the way they want. Guest orders are delivered to tables by McDonald’s crew members, allowing customers to relax and enjoy a more custom dining experience. The Wilton restaurant hired 30 new employees, including hospitality crew members, to better serve guests. “We’re excited to be the first restaurant in the New York Capital Region to share this evolved experience at McDonald’s with our customers,” said owner/operator Joe Gialil. “We appreciate and value our guests’ feedback on this new experience, and we’re looking forward to offering them a new way to dine at McDonald’s.” For more information, visit

Week of June 23 – June 29, 2017


Save the Dog Park

A race to raise money for the park included the Dash for the Dog Park team, consisting of Karissa Desofi, Eric Spaulding, Jennifer McDonald, Courtney Gelish and Andy Damon. Photo by Mike Ruggier/Cafe Ole' Vision.

by Barbara Lombardo for Saratoga TODAY Saratoga Dog Park, a safe place for dogs to run and play, is now in its second official season, with projects planned to make it even better – and hopes of getting more people and their beloved pooches involved. “We have a passion for dogs,” said Eric Spaulding, one of the people who began to pursue the dog park in earnest in 2012 with several other volunteers, including Karissa Desofi. “Our relationship kind of blossomed at the dog park.” And thanks to the efforts of Spaulding, Desofi and likeminded dog lovers, the fenced-in park on Crescent Street near South Broadway is blossoming as well. “2016 was a great first year,”

Spaulding wrote in the Friends of the Saratoga Spa State Park spring newsletter, in which he credits the state park and public input for helping the dog park along. He now has a seat on the nonprofit Friends of Saratoga Spa State Park board of directors, representing the Friends of Saratoga Dog Park. Spaulding, a waiter at Chianti Il Ristorante, and Desofi, who run Priceless Companions pet services, cherish their Kusher and Nalah, who were rescued from the Saratoga County Animal Shelter. They are devoted to the dog park and supportive of other Friends projects. Collaboration with the Saratoga Spa State Park, the nonprofit Friends and assorted volunteers have helped keep the dog park clean and, through a variety of

events, raised money for improvements such as a second doublegated entry, a dry well to help with drainage near the main entrance, and the installation of picnic tables. Successful fundraisers have included the Dash for the Dog Park 5k, Dog Friendly Happy Hours at The Barrel House, and a 5k After Party at the Henry Street Taproom. Looking ahead, the Dog Park Committee’s wish list includes partial ground surfacing with crushed gravel, play structures, and landscaping with walkway extensions. And, Spaulding wrote in the newsletter, “Someday we will have a drinkable water source.” A spigot is a desired enhancement mentioned recently by a few owners who frequent the park, including Lisa Schroeder Bevis,

A race to raise money for the park included the Dash for the Dog Park team, consisting of Karissa Desofi, Eric Spaulding, Jennifer McDonald, Courtney Gelish and Andy Damon. Photo by Mike Ruggier/Cafe Ole' Vision.

whose 9-month-old miniature schnauzer, Axel, is a regular. “Axel goes up to all the dogs there, big and small, and they run around and chase each other. He goes up to the people and says hi to them also,” Bevis said. “It’s good for socializing, since Axel is an ‘only dog’. Also, it tires him out. He always naps when he gets home.” Bevis said this dog park compares favorably with others she has seen in her travels with Axel. “I think they did a great job with it,” she said. In addition to a water source, she likes another idea on the Friends’ wish list: “Agility equipment might be fun.” These improvements will depend largely on donors, members and hands-on volunteers who are

welcomed by Friends of Saratoga Spa State Park to work on virtually every aspect of the park. Most recently, the group was recognized May 30 by the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation for their historical restoration of the Ferndell Trail in partnership with the Spa State Park. People interested in getting involved in the dog park or any aspect of the state park are encouraged to visit for information about the organization, activities, volunteer opportunities and membership. The group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the park. Email the group at info@ and check them out on Facebook.



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Two Wilton Projects Moving Forward by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY WILTON — This week town planning officials approved the addition of space to the proposed Cumberland Farms on Maple Avenue, and considered separately a busy music-production company’s plan to build a new headquarters on Route 50. Ross Galloway, a site acquisition and development manager for Connecticut-based First Hartford Corporation, has shepherded the Wilton Cumberland Farms project through the approval process for many months. As planned, the new store will be located at the intersection of Daniels Road and Maple Avenue (Route 9). Galloway said he expects construction to start there by September. The project was slightly delayed, he explained, because company officials decided to add nearly 500 square feet of space for cappuccino machines, along with counters and seats near a window that the store’s customers will be able to utilize. At its June 21 meeting, the Wilton Planning Board approved

that site plan amendment, which will bring the store’s total footprint to over 5,000 square feet. There also will be gas pumps and ample parking at the new Cumberland Farms. Galloway said he anticipates final approvals for the project—including one from the state Department of Transportation (DOT)—to be completed by the end of July. Ryan Riper, Wilton’s director of planning and engineering, said the state DOT will be adding a “two-way left turn lane” on Route 9 to ensure that northbound traffic does not get impeded by vehicles turning left into the Cumberland Farms. This week the planning board also considered the site plan application of High Peaks Sound, a local company that specializes in providing music production equipment. On July 8, High Peaks Sound will supply the stage and sound system for Parkfest, which includes a wide variety of music and family activities at Wilton’s popular Gavin Park. Riper said the company has submitted “conceptual” plans to build a 9,600-square-foot

storage warehouse and office space on Route 50 north of the retail district. Roger Sharp, the owner of High Peaks Sound, said his company is involved in “so many different” events in the Capital Region and beyond that his current home base in the Town of Saratoga no longer suits his needs. “We’re out of room here,” Sharp explained. At present, there are two structures on the property in Wilton where High Peaks Sound wants to build its new warehouse. Aside from the necessary town approvals, legal professionals are negotiating terms of a property sale. The Saratoga Springs transportation company Durrin Inc., which has a fleet of buses available to local schools, seniors and others, currently owns the land. Riper indicated that officials in Wilton are open to assisting

The Cumberland Farms project site on Maple Avenue in Wilton. Photo by

Sharp relocate his High Peaks Sound headquarters as quickly as possible—because, in general, they support local business owners.

Any “unnecessary” delays in project approvals, Riper said, “just cost everybody money.”

Presentation on Saratoga Mineral Springs SARATOGA SPRINGS — For more than 140 years, visitors have flocked to Saratoga Springs to sample the restorative qualities of its waters. On Thursday, June 29, Charlie Kuenzel, co-owner of Saratoga Tours LLC, will discuss the geology, chemistry and history of the world famous mineral springs. His presentation is scheduled for 1 p.m. at The Summit at Saratoga, located at 1 Perry Road. “Saratoga Springs, at the time of its founding, had only four naturally occurring mineral springs, but when European

settlers with the technology to drill arrived in the city they increased the number of available springs from four to over 200 by 1900,” Kuenzel said in a statement. “The mineral water was usually consumed at the spring but was also bottled and shipped to many destinations, some as far away as China.” Besides being consumed, the mineral water was also used extensively for bathing in many bathhouses located around the city. “The unique blend of key minerals and high amounts of natural carbonation made the springs unique and provided relief from a variety of ailments,” Kuenzel continued. “Guests bathed in the mineral waters under guidelines set forth by their personal physician.”

Kuenzel is a native Saratogian who spent three decades as a science educator in the Saratoga Springs City School District before retiring in 2000. Today, he and his partner Dave Patterson educate and entertain thousands of Saratoga visitors with fascinating stories about The Spa City’s architectural styles, resort location and mineral baths’ curative powers. The presentation is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. To make reservations call 518-430-2136, or email Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit the website

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Malta Town Leaders Question Project Changes by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY MALTA — On Monday, a spokesman for the developer building nearly 50 single-family homes in dense woods off Route 9 received a lukewarm response from town leaders regarding a proposed addition of condominiums and commercial space to the project. At the June 19 Malta Town Board meeting, Scott Lansing of Lansing Engineering was invited to make a presentation focused on what the official meeting agenda called the “Shecky” Mixed Use Planned Development District (PDD). The board did not vote to approve the PDD, and it was unclear what Lansing’s next step would be to obtain such an approval. Records provided by the Malta Planning Department indicate that Abele Builders of Clifton Park is presently developing the site, which is located approximately one mile south of the town complex on the eastern side of Route 9. Together with the singlefamily homes, Lansing said, the applicants are proposing to add 50 condominiums in a two-story structure whose first level would be reserved entirely for tenant parking; and a second building of 25 “townhouse style” condos. Other buildings in the front of the property would offer commercial space for retail businesses and offices. “We do feel it is a different product than is available in the town now,” Lansing said, after fielding numerous questions

and comments from Supervisor Vincent DeLucia and the other board members. Lansing added that the proposed additions were based on “a void in the market.” Councilman John Hartzell said, in general, he is inclined to oppose any PDD zoning classification in Malta. Specifically, Hartzell questioned the addition of commercial space to the Shecky project, noting how the local market for retail is “softening.” Lansing told the board that the applicants are also proposing to fund “a water-line extension down Route 9” of roughly 2,000 feet, which prompted a lengthy discussion about longstanding water problems in the hamlet of Maltaville. Previously, the Chazen Companies was hired by town officials to prepare a comprehensive review of water-access problems throughout Malta. Councilman Craig Warner, who chairs a committee reviewing such problems, said Chazen representatives are expected to release a report next week that may help the town qualify for low-interest loans to fund water upgrades. DeLucia said he is “really anxious” to provide water to Maltaville residents, in particular. Marissa Mackay, the executive vice president of Saratoga Water Services in Round Lake, was present at the meeting and answered questions posed by DeLucia and others. Mackay said her company currently provides 900,000 to 1 million gallons of water daily

A sign marking the Shecky housing development on Route 9 in Malta. Photo by Larry Goodwin.

to local residential and business customers, and would have no difficulty servicing the proposed 2,000-foot line that was discussed by Lansing. “We’re gradually

expanding,” Mackay said, based on “a master plan in the back of my noggin.” Mackay called the proposed extension of water to Maltaville a “public benefit” that would

be subject to the specifications of Saratoga Water Services and state agencies. “The problem is funding— getting it in the ground,” Warner said at the outset of the discussion.



Week of June 23 – June 29, 2017

Historic Visitor Center Sets Target for 2018 Opening by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY SCHUYLERVILLE — With the construction phase of the Champlain Canal Region Gateway Visitor Center underway, the long-awaited Hudson River’s edge project - anticipated to be a historic tourism hub moved closer to reality. The center, a Project of the Historic Hudson-Hoosic Rivers Partnership, will serve as an information and exhibit site relating to events of historical significance to the region, such as the American Revolution. “Today’s event marked a major milestone in a project (that was) years in the making,” Mechanicville City Supervisor Tom Richardson, Chairman of the Partnership, said in a statement. “Most recently, I was proud to have delivered $250,000 as part of the 2017-18 State Budget to

assist in moving this vital project forward,” Richardson said. “From the Battle of Saratoga to the Sword Surrender Site, our Capital Region is steeped in the rich, vibrant history of the Revolutionary War, an event that changed the world and forged America’s identity. The Champlain Canal Region Gateway Visitor Center will help tell this great story, our story, and showcase the community’s pivotal connection to some of the most monumental American moments.” The site formerly housed a structure which served as Saratoga Town Hall for a quarter of a century, but had fallen into disrepair and was eventually demolished. A $191,000 state project award was secured for the project in December 2011 which was added to a pool of funds allocated through grant resources for the project and totaled nearly

State and Local officials announced the start of the construction phase of the Champlain Canal Region Gateway Visitor Center, in Schuylerville last week, when officials acknowledged the work of volunteers and the Timber Frame Guild, as well as investments from Saratoga County and New York State. Photo provided.

$600,000 at that time. Historically, the visitor center land is near where British troops, under Gen. John Burgoyne, were

defeated by colonists in a series of battles in 1777 cited by historians as the turning point of the revolution.

The Champlain Canal Region Gateway Visitor Center is anticipated to open in Spring 2018.

Notes from City Hall by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY Adelphi Hotel, City, Enter into Licensing Agreement for Sidewalk The council unanimously approved a license agreement Tuesday between the city and the Adelphi hotel – which plans to open July 1. The agreement allows the hotel to use a section of public sidewalk in front of the Adelphi for a railing/decorative fence where a café restaurant and bar will extend onto Broadway. The hotel will pay the city $2,500 for the duration of the five-year license, after which it may be renewed, and a similar fee paid for each renewal term.

City Playground Upgrade The council unanimously approved the awarding of a bid to Kompan, Inc., for the design, purchase, and installation of playground equipment at West Side Rec. not to exceed $200,000. The city is looking to add items to the eight-acre park on Division Street, where most of the existing equipment was either reinstalled from another playground, or installed prior to 2001 - some dating to the 1980s – and has deteriorated with time.

Sidewalk view distributed to City Council this week.

Bikeshare to Feature Four City Locations The Capital District Transportation Authority and CDPHP will site 38 bikeshare locations across four counties in the greater Capital Region. Saratoga Springs locations are: Pavilion Row and Caroline Street; the Saratoga Spa State Park; the YMCA at Railroad Run, and Broadway at Congress Street. The program will provide 160 bikes distributed among the sites selected.

Seasonal Trolley to roll out Next Month The seasonal trolley will return to Saratoga Springs to provide free rides, beginning July 2, city Mayor Joanne Yepsen said. The routes through the city will remain similar to those in 2016, due to their popularity. Ridership in 2015 was 2,720, and in 2016 totaled 11, 775, Yepsen said.

Mayor Represents City at State Capitol to Urge Senate to Adopt Child Victim Bill City Mayor Joanne Yepsen joined regional political leaders and sex abuse survivors at the State Capitol Monday to urge the Senate to adopt The Child Victims Act bill, introduced on June 15 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The bill would allow sex abuse survivors to bring felony criminal cases until their 28th birthday – currently that statute is limited to the victims’ 23rd birthday – and civil cases up until their 50th birthday. Earlier this month, the State Assembly overwhelmingly passed The Child Victims Act by a 139-7 vote. On June 6, the Saratoga Springs City Council unanimously approved a resolution in favor of providing a longer period of time for the survivor to identify the abuser and gain access to the legal system, and urged state lawmakers to adopt a similar policy.

Week of June 23 – June 29, 2017


DOH Warns of Potential Measles Exposures in Saratoga and Warren Counties record number of measles cases, with 667 cases from 27 states reported to CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases - marking the greatest number of cases

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exposed to measles. The infected individual, in addition to working at Hudson Headwaters, spent time at a Saratoga County Home Depot, the Stadium Restaurant on Broadway, and a Warren County medical practice between June 5 and June 8. The state DOH warns anyone who visited the following locations may have been exposed: Home Depot (garden section of store), 3043 Route 50, Wilton-Saratoga Springs border between noon and 2 p.m. on June 5; Saratoga Stadium restaurant, 389 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, between 6:15 - 9:30 p.m. on June 7, and the following three Hudson Headwaters Health Network locations: Warrensburg Health Center, 3767 Main St., between 7:25 a.m. - 7 p.m. on June 6, or between 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on June 7; Hudson Headwaters Health Network, 9 Carey Rd., Queensbury, between 7 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on June 7; Hudson Headwaters Health Network West Mountain Health Services, 161 Carey Rd., Building 1, Queensbury, between 7:45 – 10:35 a.m. on June 8. The times reflect the period that the infected individual was in these areas and a two-hour period after the individual left the area, as the virus remains alive in air and on surfaces for up to two hours. This explains the overlap in times. A person with measles can pass it to others from four days before a rash appears through the fourth day after the rash appears. Symptoms generally appear in two stages. In the first stage, which lasts two to four days, the individual may have a runny nose, cough and a slight fever. Eyes

since measles elimination was documented in the U.S. in 2000. For more information about measles, go to: https://w w w.he a lt publications/2170/.

17 0 2 8 LY U J T SA may become reddened and sensitive to light while the fever gradually rises each day. The second stage begins on the third to seventh day and consists of a red blotchy rash lasting five to six days. The rash usually begins on the face and then spreads downward and outward, reaching the hands and feet. Although measles is usually considered a childhood disease, it can be contracted at any age. Individuals lacking immunity or not sure if they have been vaccinated, should contact their health care provider if they develop measles symptoms. Symptoms include a fever, rash, cough, conjunctivitis or runny nose. Symptoms usually appear in 10-12 days after exposure. To prevent the spread of illness, the state DOH advises anyone who may have been exposed and who has symptoms consistent with measles to contact their health care provider or a local emergency department before going for care. This will help to prevent others at these facilities from being exposed to the illness. After contacting their health care provider, symptomatic individuals should also contact the local health department.

A person is unlikely to get measles if they were born before Jan. 1, 1957, have received two doses of the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine or have a lab test confirming immunity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 100 people from 11 states – including New York - were from Jan. 1 to May 20, 2017 reported to have measles. In 2016, those reports numbered 70 people, and in 2015 -188 people. In 2014, the United States experienced a

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Week of June 23 – June 29, 2017

Moving Jobs to Malta MALTA — The relocation of Arnoff Moving and Storage and its primary subsidiary Arnoff Global Logistics is complete, as the fifthgeneration family business formally celebrated its new Malta location on June 15 with a ribbon cutting and interactive tour. “This marks a watershed moment for our family business and sets the stage for the next generation of leadership to continue to grow the company,” said President Mike Arnoff, according to a statement provided by Behan Communications. “This new 40-acre site allows us room to expand. And given our current growth trajectory, it’s good that we have this extra space.” Arnoff Moving and Storage invested $11.6 million at 10 Stonebreak Road, remodeling a 72,000-square-foot former

auto supply factory and adding a 25,000-square-foot warehouse. The family business brings more than 50 existing jobs to Malta following its relocation from Albany, and has created 40 new positions. In addition, it is working to fill another 15 new openings. “Our initial projections were to have just over 100 jobs on this site within three years,” said David Feldman, vice president of sales. “We’re just cutting the ribbon and we’re already meeting those threeyear projections. It’s one more sign that we’re in growth mode.” Founded in 1924, Arnoff Moving and Storage offers a range of services, from residential and commercial moving to logistics, storage, warehousing, packing and shipping. A reflection of the company’s highly technical capabilities,

Photo provided.

Arnoff is certified to move cleanroom tools used in semiconductor research and manufacturing. The company also has extensive experience moving priceless antiques and fine art for both private collectors and museums. Arnoff outgrew its current location at 991 Broadway in Albany’s Warehouse District. The iconic property is known as “the Nipper Building,” named for the 28-foot-tall RCA dog that

sits on the roof. Arnoff sold 991 Broadway to a developer whose plans are underway to convert the buildings into apartments. The move to Malta and the creation of a Global Logistics Hub represents the culmination of a strategic vision for Arnoff that will allow it to realize new efficiencies in its service of the Northeastern U.S. and Canadian markets. It also represents the future of the company.

Mike Arnoff is the fourth generation of Arnoffs to lead the family business. Succession plans for the fifth generation include his sons Dan and Craig, both currently Arnoff vice presidents, and his nephew, Nicolas, who manages Arnoff ’s entire fleet of trucks, trailers and forklifts. Meanwhile, Mike’s wife, Lisa, is executive vice president and legal counsel. His father, Richard, is still involved in the business as chairman. Welcoming the Arnoffs to Saratoga County, Dennis Brobston, president of Saratoga Economic Development Corp., said: “The Arnoff project adds to our growing logistics hub. This is a vibrant, growing fifthgeneration company that had a viable option of moving out of state. Their investment here is a vote of confidence in the upstate economy. We’re excited we were able to keep these jobs in the state and happy that Arnoff sees the value in calling Saratoga County, New York home.” Town of Malta Supervisor Vince DeLucia added: “We are very excited to have a prestigious family-owned company such as Arnoff Moving and Storage relocate to Malta. We’re looking forward to continue developing what has been a fruitful relationship with a company that has a proven track record as a good corporate citizen.”


Week of June 23 – June 29, 2017

PEP Announces New Paid Interns

Samantha Willner. Photo provided.

Greg Kelly. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Samantha Willner and Greg Kelly, both city natives, join a growing tradition of talented individuals who choose to continue their learning in the field of marketing and communications through a paid internship with the Patient Experience Project (PEP). Willner is supporting the content and strategy department at PEP. She brings with her extensive experience in the field of type 1 diabetes and a passion for improving public health. Willner is the editor-in-chief at, a webbased startup aimed at using storytelling and social media to empower people living with diabetes. She is the founder and president of the Yale College Diabetes Network, a peer-based support program for students with diabetes. She is also a founding member of the Yale Coalition for Affordable Insulin, a partnership among researchers, physicians, political activists, and patient advocates to enhance drug-price transparency and improve worldwide insulin access. Additionally, Willner is a member of the Global

Ambassador Council at Beyond Type 1, a global type 1 diabetes advocacy organization based in Menlo Park, California. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from Cornell University in Ithaca and is pursuing her master’s degree in public health at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Kelly supports the digital strategy team at PEP, conducting market research and statistical analyses. Kelly is a senior at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, where he is pursuing—with honors—a bachelor’s degree in information systems and business analytics, with a minor in economics. He is also actively working on a research project that studies the effectiveness of electronic medical records with a focus on crossplatform compatibility through the McDevitt Research Center at Le Moyne College. While pursuing his education, Kelly has gained experience in healthcare finance through an internship at Glens Falls Hospital. He spent part of June doing mission work in Jamaica, where he worked at a food distribution center, tutored schoolchildren, and helped to build a home. Kelly’s civic-mindedness is another reason he is a great fit at PEP. Additionally, he is also an accomplished NCAA Division II swimmer and a member of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda. “Samantha and Greg exemplify the high-caliber qualities PEP looks for when selecting candidates for its internship program,” explained PEP President Dan Bobear. “Our interns are valued contributors to our efforts to support patients living with chronic and rare diseases, and we provide them with invaluable, hands-on industry experience.”

Phinney Design Team Grows

Katelyn Mulry. Photo provided.

Brennan Drake. Photo provided.

Ashley Pezze. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Phinney Design Group, a multidisciplinary architecture, interior design, and construction management firm, has hired three members to its team. Brennan Drake was hired

as an architect and design-technology coordinator. He will help the firm in designing and managing projects from inception to completion. Having an extensive history with Building Information Modeling, Drake will help develop digital graphic standards for both presentations and construction documentation. He is passionate about sustainable design practices, one of the core values of Phinney Design Group. Drake received his Master of Architecture from Boston Architectural College and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology at Alfred State College. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects Eastern New York Chapter, and has just joined the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation as a board member. Katelyn Mulry has been hired as an architectural designer and sustainability coordinator. She will add to the firm’s experience in the architectural field with a focus on ‘green’ building design strategies and environmentally sensitive construction methodologies. Mulry received her Master of Environmental Building

Design from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Architecture from the New York Institute of Technology. She was previously employed as an intermediate architect at The Spector Group Architects in New York City. She has previously been involved in design renderings for a variety of projects, including Deutsch Inc., Vayner Media, Hudson Yards, and the new Uber Headquarters. Ashley Pezze has also joined Phinney Design Group as an Interior Designer. Pezze will help the firm with both residential and commercial interior needs. Her perception of clients’ design needs and her ability to take and create a visual representation of those individual needs makes her a valuable asset to any project. Pezze received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Rochester Institute of Technology and an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Monroe Community College. She was previously employed at Vargas Associates as an interior designer and a relocation manager. Further information on Phinney Design Group can be found at

Leonard Bus Wins National Award SARATOGA SPRINGS — Last week, Leonard Bus Sales announced that it has again won the Trans Tech Dealer of the Year Award. This marks the fourth straight year the family-owned school bus dealer on Duplainville Road has received the award. Trans Tech’s Dealer of the Year Award is based on exceptional dealer performance and dedication to bestin-class customer support, school bus safety, community involvement, and growth in market share. Trans Tech is the only school bus manufacturer in New York and has a dealer network that spans across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company manufactures industry-leading Type-A school buses, Multifunction School Activity Buses and Altoona-tested commercial buses. Its 70,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and headquarters are located in the Orange County town of Warwick. “Receiving Trans Tech’s prestigious Dealer of the Year Award for a fourth straight year is almost unimaginable and a true testament

(Left to right) Trans Tech President John Phraner; Leonard Bus Sales Vice President Jon Leonard; and Trans Tech National Sales Manager Erickson Lopez. Photo provided.

to our talented team,” said Leonard Bus Sales Vice President Jon Leonard. “There are a lot of outstanding Trans Tech dealers across North America, so winning this award for a record fourth straight year is a true reflection of our dedication and commitment to our school transportation partners.” The Trans Tech Dealer of the Year Award follows three other prestigious awards recently won by Leonard Bus Sales including the IC Bus North American Dealer of the Year award, the IC Bus Pursuit of Excellence award and the IC Bus Diamond Premier Dealer recognition.

From being recognized as one of the best places to work by the Central New York Business Journal, to establishing annual statewide scholarship programs that promote student success after high school with a focus on students pursuing careers in diesel mechanics, automotive mechanics and those with financial needs, Leonard Bus Sales also remains committed to its employees and the communities in which they live. For more information, visit the website



Week of June 23 – June 29, 2017

MBAs Learning CPR Advising CEOs: A Unique Field Project at DAVIN Healthcare Solutions, Inc. Collaboration is good for your health (especially when you are in the healthcare business)

by Darrice E. Kelley for Saratoga TODAY Four weeks ago, UAlbany MBA student Salim Kaddo Mouawad was kneeling on the floor at StatStaff Professionals, Inc. in Saratoga Springs performing chest compressions on a CPR training manikin. At his side was Kathy Mion, BSN, RN, Director of Clinical Services. Little did he know that his field placement with DAVIN Healthcare Solutions would include CPR basics and biometric screening. Not a surprise, according to Mion who promotes health and wellness for their staff and nurse-clients whenever and wherever she can. Although the academic year field project focused on DAVIN Healthcare Solutions, Inc., Mion said the graduate students were “...fascinated with this opportunity, eager to engage and learn.” Mion was also pleased to help the group gain a better understanding of the interaction of the three entities that make up the staffing-healthcare organization—Stat Staff Professionals, Inc., DAVIN Healthcare Solutions, Inc. and their sister organization, Adirondack Health and Wellness.

Backpedal to the start of the fall semester. Graduate students in the UAlbany Masters in Business AdministrationInformation Technology Management (MBA-ITM) program began an experiential learning field project that pairs highly qualified graduate students with local small businesses. Considered ‘consultants-in-training; the students worked closely with their professor, Shobha ChengalurSmith, PhD and Dave Theobald, MS,RN,CSP, CEO of Stat Staff Professionals, Inc. and DAVIN Healthcare Solutions, Inc. Together, they selected a project to meet course learning objectives, and at the same time, provide information and advice for one of the company’s strategic initiatives—to transition to a larger business while retaining the small business advantages of flexibility and entrepreneurship. To meet that challenge, the field team met with staff during the orientation period to learn about the organization and its 3-component entities. Weekly meetings were held with Theobald to discuss the intricacies of DAVIN. Consultant reports were submitted to Professor Chengalur-Smith and followed up with individual and team meetings to discuss project status. Using a Competing Values Framework (CVF) tool to guide its work, the team gathered and analyzed information on the effectiveness of the organization and identified a guiding framework for future development. Findings were shared in formal presentations at the Saratoga Springs office and at UAlbany.

Bridging the gap between theory and practice These days, businesses are looking for much more than a credential. Rather, they are searching for employees with real-world experience—individuals who are team players; creative, critical and future-oriented thinkers; excellent communicators; and technically skillful. Add to that an ability to adapt to change, and most business leaders agree that you have an ideal employee. It’s a big charge, according to Theobald who believes business, students, and universities should benefit equally from the experience. “The opportunity for our employees and the UAlbany students to collaborate and learn from one another was such a unique and rewarding experience as it provided both parties with new insights, ideas, and creativity through engaging handson learning experiences,” he said. “Our interactions also sparked new knowledge development and gave us a real competitive advantage needed in today’s fast paced and ever changing healthcare business world.” Professor Chengalur-Smith agrees. “Real-life experience is a valuable asset when entering the workforce, especially for students with minimal exposure to workplace settings,” she shared. “Field projects give them a taste for the flux in an organization, the dayto-day changes that demand creative problem solving, flexibility and adaptation.” She points out that UAlbany has been bridging

the gap between education and industry for over 30 years with the Field Project requirement, considered to be a hallmark of the program. Not your usual ‘coffee and file’ position The unique environment at StatStaff-DAVIN is built on collaboration and creative problem solving. The team believes strongly in the value of field projects and internships. According to Nicole Evers, HR Generalist, working with interns is a win-win opportunity. She agrees that businesses offer excellent opportunities to learn. At the same time, she underscores another benefit—that interns offer an objective view of an organization. “They can teach us as well as learn from us,” Evers said. “Their outside perspective is invaluable; this give-and-take interaction is what defines a successful relationship.”

not for them. We set goals, met expectations, and in doing so, we delivered to the client.” What was most impressive to the team was seeing DAVIN immediately follow up on their recommendations—evidence that their CVF Analysis was on-target. Specified in the CVF report--DAVIN’s strong commitment to human development and trust that their personnel will produce the innovations that make the company’s vision a reality. Interested? Contact Nicole Evers at nicole. “The opportunity for our employees and the UAlbany students to collaborate and learn from one another was such a unique and rewarding experience as it provided both parties with new insights, ideas, and creativity through engaging hands-on learning experiences.” Dave Theobald

Looking for a value-based opportunity?

“...we worked with Dave and his team instead of for them.”

StatStaff-DAVIN’s door is open to individuals who want to learn new skills and competencies and be challenged while doing it. Equally important, the team looks for individuals who are ready to share what they know, what they are learning. Speaking on behalf of the field project team, Kaddo Mouawad summed up what one can expect working with DAVIN, “We learned in the process of doing,” he said. “Throughout the experience, we worked with Dave and his team,

Salim Kaddo Mouawad Darrice Kelley, Consultant for Nursing Education and Healthcare. (EDUHealth Connections) I am working with StatStaff and DAVIN Healthcare on developing an education initiative for their company (I am not an employee/staff member of StatStaff/DAVIN.) I have lived in Saratoga Springs for 31 years. Retired faculty, Excelsior College. Career in higher education spans 33 years.


Week of June 23 – June 29, 2017

BALLSTON SPA 257 Lake Rd., $499,900. Second Half Investments LLC sold property to Karen and Julie Royston. 129 Hop City Rd., $147,000. Harry Bliss sold property to Garth Ellms.

CHARLTON 4 Little Troy Lane, $300,000. Victoria and Kenneth Hayner, Sr. sold property to William and Joelle West.

CORINTH 369 West Maple St., $55,000. US Bank Trust (by Atty) sold property to Frank Brownell.

GALWAY 1058 NYS Route 29, $180,000. Thomas Cooper sold property to Vanessa Konkel and Ronald West.

MALTA 90 Woodfield Blvd., $65,000. Michaels Group Holdings LLC sold property to HELD Properties LLC. 2147 Rowley Rd., $24,000. Jacqueline Traver sold property to Bryce Tyrell (as Trustee).

MILTON 5146 Fairground Ave., $223,750. Frederick Butt sold property to Rebecca and Nikki Bechard.

SARATOGA 2B Bryants Bridge Rd., $45,000. Kristen Reynolds sold property to Union Modular Homes LLC. 7 Timothy Dr., $156,701. Michael and Jane Richau sold property to Peter and Lindsay Herrick. 113 Coveville Rd., $157,474. Joseph and Victoria Agnew sold property to Wilmington Savings Fund Society (as Trustee).

SARATOGA SPRINGS 79 Lake Ave., $444,900. Robert Burford sold property to Jeffrey and Nancy Brown. 6 Beacon Hill Rd., $895,000. Kenneth and Joann Wallers sold property to Brookfield Global Relocation Service LLC. 6 Beacon Hill Rd., $895,000. Brookfield Global Relocation

Service LLC sold property to Scott Ahlschwede and Patricia Cifuentes. 29 Winners Circle, $260,000. Mara Kin-Horinka sold property to Jill Phillips. 130 Van Dam St., $437,500. 130 Van Dam St. LLC sold property to Brian Green. 173 Nelson Ave., $575,000. Robert and Marcia DeSieno sold property to Stephen Tychostup and Jaclyn Papa.

STILLWATER 588 Route 9P, $175,000. Fusco Films LLC and Salvatore Fusco sold property to Jennifer Richard. 520 Hudson Ave., $100,700. Joann Tucker (by Exec) sold property to Todd and Tammy Hill. 10 Cavalry Course, $309,000. Jeffrey Alonzo sold property to Samuel and Michelle Northrop. 27 Yorktown Lane, $230,000. Cherie Lagace sold property to Aaron and Andrea Descisciolo. 134 NYS Route 423, $232,000. Patricia VanSplinter sold property to Mary and Richard Laporta, Jr. 7 Gurba Dr., $275,400. Susan Giuliano sold property to Eric Winchell. 13 Secretariat Lane, $290,000. Jodi Falardeau sold property to Joshua Eaton. 26 Gronczniak Rd., $285,000. Seth and Taryn Foutz sold property

to NP Dodge, Jr. and Leslie Delperdang (co-Trustees). 12 Viall Ave., $382,500. JoAnn Alonzo sold property to David Hayes. 26 Gronczniak Rd., $285,000NP Dodge, Jr. (as Trustee) sold property to Amy and John Williams, III. 47 Gurba Dr., $323,000. Daniel Korman sold property to Jason and Nichole Weber.

WILTON 3035 3045 Route 50, $49,300,000. RPAI Saratoga Springs Wilton LLC sold property to Wilton Square Associates LLC. 25 Peach Tree Lane, $309,000. Kathleen Mullin-Phalen sold property to Tyler Kelley and Anne Diggins. 7 Cherry Tree Lane, $325,000. Paul Litwak sold property to Robert Nelson II. 1 Saddlewood Trail, $275,000. Max and Lori Rausch sold property to Marcelline Brunswick. 34 Evergreen Dr., $200,000. Frederick Wolken sold property to Bruce Jensen, Jr. 21 Sheffield Rd., $390,000. Wendy and Paul Burton, III sold property to Christopher and Carisa Anctil. 27 Cider Mill Way, $490,506. Smith Bridge LLC sold property to Michael and Diana Fenton.

99/101 Edie Rd., $239,000. Gertrude DeCerbo sold property to David Locke. 47 Loughberry Rd., $373,000. Jack Polacsek (by Exec) sold property to Victoria and Laurie Pollard. 12 Seymour Dr., $464,500. David and Lorraine Woodruff sold property to Shawn and Andrea Howard.

15 1 Lorianne Dr., $202,979. William and Karen Klimek sold property to Eric and Karah Lenge. 295 Palmer Ridge Rd., $222,000. Leo Casey (by Legatee) sold property to Randy and Kassondra Torchetti. 14 Sydney Hill Rd., $614,900. Andreana and Scott Biasetti sold property to Sandra Sgambati.


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Week of June 23 – June 29, 2017

Representing New York

Saratoga Student Chosen for Prestigious Medical Conference Continued from front page.

to attend from each state. While there are a number of other delegates from NY, Kivi is the only one from the Saratoga County area. Dr. Robert Darling, the Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, nominated Kivi for the Congress, based on his “academic achievements, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine,” according to a press release from the Academy. The aim of the Congress is to motivate and direct honorslevel high school students across the country that are interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Kivi’s ultimate goal is to become a cardiac surgeon, which he said is inspired by his grandmother’s recent brought with heart problems, as well as a general respect for the bravery of surgeons.

“I’m pretty excited,” Kivi said. “It’ll be a long drive down there, but I’m excited to see what’s really going to be there and all the people I’m going to meet. I’m interested to see who else is going to be there who is about my age and what they do as well.” At the Congress, Kivi will meet with other young aspiring medical practitioners from across the country and have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders. There will be talks given by Nobel Laureates and winners of the National Medal of Science. Deans from Ivy League and other top institutions will be on hand to advise the young delegates on what to expect from medical schools. Patients said to be “living medical miracles” will be present to share their stories. There will also be opportunities for the delegates to learn about the latest advances in the fields of medicine and medical technology.

Some of the major medical leaders attending the Congress include Dr. Pardis Sabeti, who used real-time DNA sequencing during the most recent outbreak of Ebola to prove that the disease spreads through humans and not animals, and Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, the first surgeon to perform a full face transplant in the United States. The delegates will also hear from Carmen Tarleton, the fifth recipient of a full face transplant in the U.S. Kivi and his fellow delegates will also have the opportunity to watch a live surgery streamed to the Congress from a nearby hospital. Kivi learned that he had been nominated for the Congress by Darling last summer. As becoming a delegate for the Congress was not something he sought out, it came as a pleasant surprise. Kivi noted his high mark on the Biology S.A.T., which he

Matias Kivi will represent N.Y. at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass. Photo by Thomas Kika.

took last year, and his consistently high marks in high-level A.P. courses as factors beyond his interest in pursuing a medical career that might have caught Darling’s eye. Kivi is also a part of Saratoga Hospital’s “Students Sharing Opportunities and Responsibilities” (SSOAR) volunteer summer program for high school students.

Kivi has already visited a number of colleges, including Georgetown and Utah University, and will be visiting Northwestern sometime over the summer. “I’m really proud of him doing this,” Di Kivi, Matias’s mother, said. “Because he’s worked very hard, he’s very good student, and he keeps a good balance in his life, and he deserves this. It’s well-earned.”

Week of June 23 – June 29, 2017


Empire State College Fills New Position


WSWHE BOCES Graduates Class of 2017

Now retired international programs faculty member and college historian, Richard Bonnabeau (left), joined Francesca Cichello (right) for a recruiting trip to Turkey. Photo courtesy of SUNY Empire State College.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — SUNY Empire State College has announced the appointment of Francesca A. Cichello as executive director of international education. A new position, SUNY Empire’s executive director of international programs also serves as the college’s senior international

officer and oversees the college’s Center for International Programs. As part of her overall responsibilities, Cichello is liaison to the SUNY Office of Global Affairs and leads the college’s ongoing efforts with the SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning. “We look forward to Francesca’s

leadership in expanding our programs overseas, building new international enrollments and strengthening our existing partnerships, while working closely with SUNY Global and supporting a culture of international education across the college,” Merodie A. Hancock, president of the school, said.

Ballston Spa Educators Awarded Grants BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa Education Foundation (BSEF) recently presented over $5,000 in Spring 2017 grant awards to educators in the Ballston Spa Central School District. The 2016-17 school year included two rounds

of granting (Fall and Spring) totaling over $13,000. The recent spring cycle included the following grants: $500 to the Ballston Spa Middle School (BSMS) for flexible seating options, $500 to the Gordon Creek Elementary

National Museum of Dance Offer Summer Classes SARATOGA SPRINGS — The National Museum of Dance’s School of the Arts is offering evening summer dance classes for beginner to advanced level dancers that are three years of age and up, including adults. Styles of dance offered over the summer include modern dance, ballet, pointe, belly dancing, Zumba, Irish Step, creative movement,

pre-ballet and new this year, country line dancing with Kevin Richards. First time dancers are encouraged to sign up and/or stop in to observe a class. The summer session begins on June 27 and runs through August 19. A complete schedule and registration information can be found on the school’s website at

School for flexible seating options, $1,000 to the Ballston Spa High School (BSHS) for group problemsolving Breakout Boxes, $1,194 to the BSMS for Alternative Energy Powerhouse Kits, $1,619 to the BSHS and BSMS for six trinocular microscopes, and $510 to Gordon Creek Elementary School for twelve STEM Educational Kits.

Members of the BOCES Class of 2017. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A total of 526 high school seniors received completion certificates at ceremonies held in June after two years in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at WSWHE BOCES. Students from the Southern Adirondack Education Center had their ceremony on June 16, while students from the F. Donald Myers Education Center had theirs on June 15. This year four CTE students are attending the national SkillsUSA competition held in Louisville, Kentucky based on their performance at

state level competitions. CTE will also be sending a first place CDE Forestry team of four CTE students to Indianapolis, Indiana for the national FFA conference.


Places of Worship Adirondack Christian Fellowship   8 Mountain Ledge, Wilton 587-0623 | Services: Sunday 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Adirondack Friends Meeting 27 Saratoga Ave, South Glens Falls 793-3755 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Assembly of God Faith Chapel 6 Burgoyne St, Schuylerville 695-6069 | Rev. Jason Proctor Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Assembly of God Saratoga 118 Woodlawn Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-6081 | Services: Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Bacon Hill Reformed Church* 560 Route 32N, Bacon Hill | 695-3074 Rev. Janet Vincent | Services: Worship service 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m. Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa | 885-7312 Services: Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Ballston Spa United Methodist Church 101 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa 885-6886 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Baha’i Community of Saratoga Springs Saratoga Springs Public Library, Glasby Room Public Meetings 1st Tuesdays, 7 p.m. 692-7694, 885-0876 | | 1-800-22UNITE Bethesda Episcopal Church* 41 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs | 584-5980 The Very Rev’d Marshall J. Vang Services: Sunday 8:00AM & 10:00AM Calvary Capital District 17 Low Street, Ballston Spa | Pastor Andrew Holt Services: Sunday 10 am | Church of Christ at Clifton Park 7 Old Route 146, Clifton Park 371-6611 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church 768 Charlton Rd., Charlton | Services: Sunday 10 am Phone: 399-4831 Christ Community Reformed Church 1010 Route 146, Clifton Park | 371-7654 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Christ Episcopal Church 15 West High St, Ballston Spa | 885-1031 Services: Sunday 8 & 10 a.m. Christian Restoration Ministries Saratoga Senior Center 5 Williams St, Saratoga Springs 796-4323 | Pastor Pat Roach Services: Sunday 6:30 p.m. Christian Science Church 107 Circular St, Saratoga Springs 584-0221 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Community Alliance Church 257 Rowland St, Ballston Spa 885-6524 | Services: Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Congregation Shaara Tfille* 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs 584-2370 | Services: Saturday 10 a.m. Corinth Free Methodist Church   20 Hamilton Ave, Corinth 654-9255; 792-0271 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Corinth United Methodist Church 243 Main Street, Corinth 654-2521 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m.

100 Saratoga Village Blvd. #8 Ballston Spa. | 664-5204 | Pastor Frank Galerie Services: Sunday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Community 2001 Route 9, Round Lake 877-8506 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 & 11 a.m.;

48 Pearl St., Schuylerville Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Old Stone Church (American Baptist)

45 Washington St, Saratoga Springs 584-6301 | Services: Sunday 12 noon

159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa 583-1002 | Service 10:30 a.m. Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church*

First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa 202 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa 885-8361 | Services: 10:30 a.m. worship, (9 a.m. in July and August) 9 a.m. Sunday School (all ages) First Presbyterian Church of Ballston Spa

24 Circular St, Saratoga Springs 584-6091 | Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m.

207 Redmond Road, Gansevoort 793-2739 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Galway United Methodist Church

Quaker Springs United Methodist Church*

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

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

Grace Fellowship Saratoga*

River of Hope Fellowship

165 High Rock Ave, Saratoga | 691-0301 Pastor: Mike Adams Services: Sundays 9 & 11 a.m.

100 Saratoga Village Blvd, Malta Cmns, Ste. 3 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter

Greater Grace Community Church 100 Saratoga Village, Building 17, Ballston Spa. Pastor David Moore | 899-7777 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Greenfield Center Baptist Church 30 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center | 893-7429 Services: Sunday School for all ages - 9:45 a.m.; Church Service - 11 a.m. Highway Tabernacle Church 235 Hudson Ave., Mechanicville | 664-4442 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 Hope Church

963 Main St, Clifton Park 877-7332 | Services: Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m.

Middle Grove United Methodist Church* 429 Middle Grove Rd, Middle Grove 581-2973 | Pastor Bonnie Bates Services: Sunday 9 a.m.

St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church* 231 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-6122 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8, 9:30, 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m., 1 p.m. Spanish Service St. George’s Episcopal Church 912 Route 146, Clifton Park 280-7196 | Services: Saturday 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 8 & 9:30 a.m. 3159 Route 9N, Greenfield Center 893-7680 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Jonesville United Methodist

729 Malta Ave. Ext, Malta 581-0210 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m.

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

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church*

206 Greenfield Ave, Ballston Spa 885-7442 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m.

Malta Ridge United Methodist Church

Porter Corners United Methodist Church

Presbyterian-NE Congregational Church

Full Gospel Tabernacle

118 Dunning Street, Malta 899-5992 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

73 Midline Road, Ballston Lake 399-5713 | Services: Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 512 Allen Road, Porter Corners,NY Service: Sunday 8:45 am Followed by Fellowship Arlene Schmidt, CLM | Handicap accessible

22 West High St, Ballston Spa 885-5583 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

Malta Presbyterian Church

51 Old Gick Road, ­­Saratoga Springs 580-1810 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

Old Saratoga Reformed Church*

First Baptist Church of Saratoga Springs

4330 State Rt. 50, Saratoga Springs 587-0484 | Services: Sundays 10 a.m.

New Life Fellowship*

970 Rt. 146, Clifton Park 371-2811 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake 212-7845 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Living Waters Church of God

Perry Road Baptist Church*

NorthStar Church

Eastern Orthodox — Christ the Savior

59 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs 584-1003 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m.

100 Cresent St. Saratoga Springs | 584-9441 | Services 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. Victor L. Collier 150 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs 587-0711 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Thomas Van McClain

Cornerstone Community Church

Living Springs Free Methodist Church

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church* 167 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa 885-7411 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., Noon. St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church* 771 Route 29, Rock City Falls 885-4677 | Services: Saturday 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 am. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 149 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-0904 | Services: Saturday5 p.m.; Sundays 8:30 & 11 a.m. St. Peter Lutheran Church 2776 Route 9, Malta | 583-4153 Services: Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 1 Grove Street, Schuylerville 695-3918 | Rev. Donna J. Arnold Services: Sunday 8 & 9 a.m.

* = Wheelchair Accessible

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St. Thomas of Canterbury 242 Grooms Road, Halfmoon | 348-0842 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga Abundant Life Church 2 Hutchins Rd. Saratoga Springs 885-5456 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. Saratoga Chabad 130 Circular St, Saratoga Springs 526-0773 | Saratoga Friends Meeting (Quaker) 571 Rt32, Quaker Springs 587-7477; 399-5013 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga United Methodist Church* 175 Fifth Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-3720 | Services: Sunday 9:00am and 10:45am Saratoga Seventh-Day Adventist Church 399 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs 587-6951 | Services: Sabbath School: 10 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Schuylerville United Methodist Church 51 Church St., Schuylerville 695-3101 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Shenendehowa United Methodist 971 Route 146, Clifton Park 371-7964 | Services: Sunday 9 & 10:45 a.m. Simpson United Methodist Church 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls 885-4794 | Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Soul Saving Station for Every Nation Christ Crusaders of America 62 Henry St, Saratoga Springs Services: Sunday 10 a.m. | 584-3122 www.SOULSAVINGSTATIONCHURCH.COM Stillwater Christian Fellowship Meeting at Liberty Ridge Farm 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke, NY 12154 288-8802 | Services 10 a.m. Stillwater United Church (Presbyterian U.S.A.) 135 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater | 664-7984 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Temple Sinai* 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-8730 | Shabbat Services: Friday 6 p.m. or 8p.m. (rotating schedule) Saturdays: 10:30a.m. Terra Nova Church* 45 Washington St, Saratoga Springs 833-0504 | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. The Salvation Army/ Worship, Service & Community Center 27 Woodlawn Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-1640 | Services: Sunday School 10 a.m.; Praise & Worship 11 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort 584-9107 | Rev Keith Mann | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-1555 | | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unity Church in Albany 21 King Ave., Albany | 453-3603 Services: Sunday 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. | Sunday School: 11 a.m. Summer Services: 9 a.m. West Charlton United Presbyterian Church 1331 Sacandaga Road, West Charlton 882-9874 | Rev. Thomas Gregg Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. | Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Wilton Baptist Church 755 Saratoga Road, Wilton 583-2736 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Week of June 23 – June 29, 2017


Greenfield Farmers’ Market ‘With a Splash of History’ Starts Friday Fresh Produce, Yummy Baked Goods and Live Music Every Friday Night

GREENFIELD — The Town of Greenfield Historical Society and the Town of Greenfield are proud to announce the 11th anniversary season opening of the Greenfield Farmers’ Market on June 23, 2017. The Farmers Market will run every Friday from 4 -7 p.m. in Middle Grove Park on Middle Grove Road through the second week in September. The market will feature a blend of products you would expect to find at a Farmers Market including fresh vegetables and produce, honey, maple syrup, fresh eggs, specialty olive oils and spices, fresh fruits, baked goods, home-made pickles, local crafts and much more. Tinney’s Tavern, a local Middle Grove landmark restaurant overlooking Lake Desolation, will provide Friday dinners to eat right at the Market while listening to music and gathering with friends. Pulled pork, sausage and peppers and other delicious salads will be served up every Friday. “The Greenfield Farmers’ Market seeks to be more than just a place to shop: we want to be a Friday gathering place for the community,” said Mary Vetter, President of the Town of Greenfield Historical Society. “We will have something for everyone at this market and we urge families to come with their children since we are right next to a great playground area in the Town of Greenfield’s Middle Grove Park.” Toward that end the organizers are planning on continuing to feature local musical talent at the market. Opening day will feature

the local group, Happenstance. Rob and Jessica will play a variety of songs ranging from classic rock to Celtic folk. For years the market hosted a talented young musician that went on to become the winner of NBC’s The Voice – of course we are talking about Sawyer Fredericks. “Sawyer probably played more at our market than any other musician we’ve had to date,” said Ron Deutsch, trustee of the Greenfield Historical Society that hosts the market. “I think we all knew that Sawyer was a special talent, just listening to him week after week you could not help but notice that this young man sang with the heart and soul of someone four times his age. He will be missed and never forgotten, but I assume he won’t be playing for veggies anymore.” The Historical Society will also be offering tours of Historic OddFellows Hall – located just next to Middle Grove Park. The Historical Society has just completed work on the Chatfield Museum of Greenfield History on the second floor of the building that will provide residents with a look back in time. The museum will feature exhibits on historic activities in Greenfield including different industries that have developed over time and historic events that have occurred in the Town over the years. The historic Hall will be open during market hours and we encourage residents to come on in and check it out. We urge all of the residents of Greenfield to come out and join us and support all of our local vendors and our community. For more information and weekly updates, please get on our email list by sending a request to Ron Deutsch at or go to: or Like us at Greenfield Farmers’ Market on facebook.



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Baker’s Passion Leads to Creation of His Own Business The Country Corner Café in Saratoga (another vendor at the Wednesday market), the Village Pizzeria in Galway, and his former employer, The Mouzon House, where his wife currently works. In addition to baking and selling bread for the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, Gallucci is also a stay-at-home father to his 14-month-old daughter.

Saturdays, 9 to 1 Wednesdays 3 to 6 High Rock Park

by Courtney Kramer for Saratoga TODAY

Summer Bruschetta

Photo courtesy of Pattie Garrett.

Throughout his nomadic life, one thing has remained consistent for Mark Gallucci: his love for baking. That passion drove him to start his one-man operation, Middle Grove Bakehouse, originating in the town of the same name, just west of Saratoga Springs. Gallucci is among the new Wednesday vendors at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, where he offers an array of homemade baguettes, sourdough and whole wheat breads, as well as a sour cream coffee cake. Gallucci has been a baker with the Mouzon House, a popular farm-to-table restaurant located near the farmers’ market’s summer location at High Rock Park. He grew up in the Capital

Come and visit Mark at Middle Grove Bakehouse on Wednesdays at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market at the High Rock Park Pavilions. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is held 3-6 p.m. every Wednesday and 9a.m. - 1p.m. every Saturday at the High Rock Park Pavilions. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Mark has provided a recipe for an easy summer appetizer, bruschetta, which begins with one of his baguettes. The rest of the ingredients can be purchased at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Serves 5-6

Ingredients * Ingredients can be found at the market Photo courtesy of Pattie Garrett.

Region but spent his 20s traveling the West Coast. While living in Seattle at age 25, where his friend’s family ran a bakery, he learned how to make and bake bread.

From there, Gallucci’s dream to start his own bakery emerged. About a year ago, his dreams came to fruition when Middle Grove Bakehouse was born. Gallucci finds comfort in the community aspect of the farmer’s market, between both the customers and the vendors. He appreciates that the market creates relationships that provide him with direct feedback from those who purchase his products. For example, when I was interviewing him for this piece, a customer expressed, “That wheat bread was great with dinner last week, thank you.” Such moments of validation add to the enjoyment that Gallucci already finds in owning his own business. Although his best-selling products have varied over time, Gallucci especially loves making sourdough bread, partly because it evokes his years of traveling the West Coast and living for a time in San Francisco, which he describes as “the sourdough epicenter.” But that’s not to say he doesn’t appreciate the wide range of culinary options that the East Coast offers. He especially praises

- 5 chopped tomatoes - 2-3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar - 10 finely chopped basil leaves - A dash each of parsley, oregano, and salt & pepper

Directions 1. Mix above ingredients in small bowl. 2. Slice baguette and place pieces on baking sheet. 3. Melt butter and garlic and brush over baguette slices. 4. Broil bread for 1-2 minutes. 5. Spoon the mixture on warm bread and enjoy!

- 3 tablespoons of butter - 2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced

Recipe photo courtesy of Pattie Garrett.


Week of June 23 – June 29, 2017

“Shaken, not Stirred”

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY Hello my Foodie Friends. Happy start to the summer! With summer, comes entertainment and happy times with our family and friends. One of my wife’s favorite times is to enjoy the creative Martini’s made by one of our good friends. The classic Martini is a cocktail that dates back to the 1880’s made with “dry” vermouth. The popularity of the Martini emerged

in the 1950’s with the addition of gin to it, and vodka in the 1970’s. Product placement in the movies also has played a big part in the popularity of Martini’s with Ernest Hemingway, Marlene Dietrich, and Humphrey Bogart seen drinking Martini’s on the screen. However, no real or fictional character has done more for the classic Martini than James Bond. The term “shaken, not stirred” has become a catch phrase from the James Bond fictional character of Ian Fleming’s novels that have become much followed movies. In the film “Casino Royale”, James Bond instructs the bartender how to make his Martini; “A dry Martini. Three measures of Gordoni, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well unit it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel”. This Martini has also taken on the title of the “Vesper”. Here

is the official recipe for “The Vesper Martini”: 60 ml. gin 20 ml. vodka 10 ml. Lillet Blanc or Cocchi Americano Shake all ingredients with ice in a shaker. Then pour into a chilled Martini glass. Add a

Plots in the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens are Going Fast

lemon twist. The Martini glass is longstemmed and distinctive with an inverted conical shape and flat base. The reason for the wide brim is said to produce surface tension that brings out the bouquet of the gin. The cone shape helps to keep the ingredients of the drink from separating. The drinker can hold the stem instead of the bowl so that the heat does not change the temperature of the drink. The Martini glass comes in various sizes and styles. Contemporary Martini recipes usually call for 4, 6, and 8 oz. glasses. The Shanghai Martini glass has also become a popular glass. It has longer stem that is 7.1” long with a 7.8 oz. top. This provides a more elegant way to serve your cocktail. Here is a delicious summer Martini Recipe. Peach Martini Ingredients 2 ounces vanilla vodka 1 -ounce peach schnapps 2 ounces peach nectar 1/2 -ounce fresh lime juice Ice cubes

Volunteers are planting sunflower seeds at the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens. About 20 people came to the farm last Saturday and helped plant, paint siding of the barn, assemble wheelbarrows and prepare for the growing season.

Plots in the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens are going fast, but there are still some 4x8 feet raised beds available along with a few 24-inch tall 3x8 feet beds and 8x12 feet inground plots. Fees are based on a sliding scale from $35 to $300 depending on the size of the bed. Applications can be downloaded at

and there are paper applications in the foyer of the Spring

Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street. Saratoga Springs

Directions: In a cocktail shaker mix all the ingredients along with the ice. Shake well and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a peach slice. Stop by Compliments to the Chef located at 46 Marion Avenue, Saratoga Spring’s kitchen essentials store for your Classic and Shanghai Martini glasses, Martini misters, shakers, zesters, and other accoutrements to assist you with your cocktail creations. Have fun entertaining this summer with friends and family…and maybe even catch up on some James Bond flicks! Remember; “Life Happens in the Kitchen”. Take care. John and Paula


LOCAL BRIEFS music, souvenirs, kids’ activities, and church tours. Free admission and parking. OPA! For more information, call Marika at 518792-8299 or the church at 518792-2359.

Secret Garden Tour On July 9, visitors will be treated to a wide array of gardens throughout Saratoga Springs and the surrounding area and will be delighted with a variety of unique features throughout the 11 gardens. 2 West Bar and Grille is joining with Soroptimist International of Saratoga County, as a prime sponsor of the Secret Gardens Tour. Before or after the tour visit the 2 West Bar and Grille anytime on July 9 after 10 a.m. to complement your Secret Gardens Tour Day. 20percent of your tab will be donated to the Secret Gardens Tour (If you tell your server the secret password, Secret Gardens Tour). For dining after 5 p.m., reservations are recommended at 518-450-7200. If you don’t have your ticket yet or need additional tickets, go to or visit one of the locations listed on the website. Tickets will be sold on the day of the tour at the Saratoga Heritage Visitor Center. Wilton Democratic Committee Meeting The meeting will be held on Monday, July 10 at 6:45 p.m. in the Ace Hardware Conference Room, located at 55 Northern Pines Rd, Gansevoort, 12831. All are welcome. For information, please call Pat 917-282-5297. Concert New York City Ballet Musicians and Friends Concerts at 320 Broadway, Arts Center, in Dee Sarno Theater. $7 donation is welcomed. The concert will be held on July 6 at 4 p.m. and July 13 at noon. 8th Adirondack Greek Festival The 8th Adirondack Greek Festival will be held at St. George Church, 55 Main St., South Glens Falls on July 13 – 15. On Thursday, July 13 from 4 to 8 p.m., we will have gyro and souvlaki to go. On Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15 from noon to 9 p.m., we will have our full festival with authentic Greek food, pastries, folk dancers, live

Annual Giffy’s Bar-B-Q Fundraiser The South Glens Falls United Methodist Church will be holding its annual Bar-B-Q on July 15 from 4 – 6 p.m. The church is located at 15 Maplewood Parkway in South Glens Falls. Cost of $12 includes: ½ chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, cookie and beverage. We will have tables and tents set up to eat here or take-out is available. Pre-sale tickets are available at our church office from 8:30 – 12:30 Monday through Friday or from church members. Family Fun Day The public is invited to join us for some food, music, games and fun for the whole family. Sunday July 16 at 12:30 p.m. at Community Alliance Church, 257 Rowland St., Ballston Spa. 518-885-6524. All are welcome. Havurah Vatik Everything you always wanted to know but didn’t know enough even to ask about Vaccines: from 7th Century India to the Present Day. Welcome back Harvard physician-scientist Dr. MIchael Mina (aka grandson of our own Allen Mossman), as he brings us up-to-date on his research into infectious diseases and the vaccines invented to combat them. The event will be held at the Congregation Shaara Tfille, located at 84 Weible Ave., Saratoga Springs from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on July 18. Call the Temple Sinai Havurah Vatik reservation line at 518-5848730, ext. 4. RSVP by July 12. Annual Taste of Malta The Malta Business and Professional Association announces their 9th Annual Taste of Malta on Tuesday, July 19, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Hudson Valley Community College’s TECSMART, 345 Hermes Rd., Malta. Each year, cuisine from local Malta and surrounding area restaurants is offered for tasting and sampling. Past events have featured menu items and specialties from Panza’s Restaurant, Campagna

Restaurant, Lake Ridge, NaNola, Wolf Hollow Brewing Company, Lily and the Rose Catering and many more. Proceeds from the event support the Ballston Spa Partnership for Innovation in Education Fund. To join the event as a restaurant or to donate prizes for the raffles, contact Karen McGowan, Taste of Malta Chair, at Karen@CapitalInteriorscapes. com or at Sponsorship opportunities are also available at a variety of levels. Email to learn more about sponsoring this tasty event. For the most up-todate event information visit http:// HVCC’S TEC-SMART . Free Concert The Saratoga Choral Festival celebrates the exuberance of dance at the National Museum of Dance, located at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 30. This summer’s performance will be a collaborative project between the museum and the choir to bring in new audiences for both organizations. It celebrates music written to accompany dance. On the program will be excerpts from Brahms Gypsy Songs, a ballet by Monteverdi, the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, classical and graceful waltzes to Afro-Cuban cadences and jazzy modern standards. Included will be choral arrangements of popular favorites from the movies and theater such as Singing in the Rain and more. Yankee Game Bus Trip Notre Dame Visitation Church Renovation Committee is hosting a Yankee Game Bus Trip on Saturday, August 12. It will be Yankees vs Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Cost is $130 per person which includes unlimited food and Pepsi products from 1st inning through 5th inning of game. Bus will leave Wilton Mall at 11 a.m. Tickets on sale now, first come, first serve. Tickets are non-refundable. Game time is 4 p.m. Contact Pete Healy at 518421-2956. Bus Tour to New York Botanical Gardens A bus tour to the New York Botanical Gardens on September 15 is open to the public. The tour is sponsored by District IV of the

Week of June 23 – June 29, 2017 Federated Garden Clubs of NYS (FGCNYS). The highlight of the visit will be twenty breathtaking works of glass art by Dale Chihuly on display throughout the gardens. The cost of the tour includes transportation, admission to the gardens, and dinner in Kingston on the way back. Buses leave from Queensbury and Wilton. The price is $94 for members of the FGCNYS; $99 for non-members. For more information, contact or call 518587-3085. Volunteers Needed We need volunteers for all shifts in our food pantry and we need 1(or 2) volunteers willing to help us with our free produce days. Produce Day Dates are 7/12, 7/26; 8/16, 8/30; 9/6, 9/20; 10/4, 10/18. If you can help or want to learn more about our opportunities please contact Julie julie@franklincommunitycenter /518- 587-9826 x 224. Bright, Sunny Volunteers Needed for Store of Same Disposition The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Saratoga County is looking for volunteers for ReBuilding Together of Saratoga County to work in their new store front in Ballston Spa. Store volunteers are needed to work in 3-hour shifts answering phones and greeting customers. Call Jen Buscema at 518-884-4110 for additional information and to see if this volunteer opportunity is the right one for you. BSBPA Seeks Property Beautification Nominations The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association is requesting nominations for its 2017 Property Beautification Awards in Ballston Spa. The awards are given in recognition of the restoration, renovation, new build, and beautification efforts by homeowners and businesses, which have enhanced the Ballston Spa area . For criteria details and online nomination form visit Printed forms will also be available at the Village of Ballston Spa Office, 66 Front Street and should be mailed to: 2017 Beautification Awards, c/o BSBPA, PO Box 386, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. All nominations should be made by September 8, 2017.

A Caring Friend Can Help You Do you feel like your days would be more pleasant if you had a friendly visit from someone who cares? Are the hours in the day endless because you have no way to get out? Care Links’ volunteers welcome the opportunity to lend a hand to help with grocery shopping or pay you a visit to help pass the time. They can do simple chores as well. Drivers will get you to your appointments. Everyone in this program enjoys contributing to make your life easier. Call 518399-3262 to find out how the free services are there for you. If You Can Stand the Heat Become a Kitchen Helper for The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Saratoga County’s Office for the Aging. If you are over the age of 55, love working with seniors, and enjoy prepping and serving food, then this unique volunteer opportunity is for you. Kitchen Helpers assist with meal preparation and serving for the Senior Nutrition Program in locations throughout Saratoga County. Training is provided, hours are flexible, and volunteers can assist Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Please contact Jen Buscema at 518-884-4110 if you are interested in lending a helping hand. All Veterans Volunteers Needed The Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association provides military burial ceremonies for all branches of service at the Saratoga National Cemetery. We are always looking for veterans to join us, no matter what branch you served in (male or female) you must have been honorably discharged. We will provide our uniform (at no cost) and training. You can choose which day of the week (Monday-Friday ) that you want to be there. For information go to our web site www.snchga. com or contact Mark Brockway at, phone 518-260-9933 or contact the Cemetery Administration Office located at 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871, Phone 518-581-9128.

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Week of June 23 – June 29, 2017 on Sundays. Cost is $8 adults, children under 12 are free. No registration required. For more information, call 518-587-3241. Tours on Saturday, June 24 and Friday, June 30.

Family Friendly Event

Friday, June 23 Solomon Northup Reenactment The Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga, 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs, 2 p.m. Cost is $2 for members and $5 non-members. Come see a live reenactment of former American abolitionist, Solomon Northup, portrayed by performance artist and historian Clifford Oliver. Open discussion to follow. For more information call 518-5841621.

Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show II Yaddo Show Grounds, 312 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, through June 25 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The top-level competition attracts many of the country’s best horses and riders to Saratoga Springs. Events begin each day at 8 a.m., with the exception of Saturday, June 24, when events begin at 7:30 am. Admission is free and open to the public. Last day of events is June 25.For more information, call 518-580-5632.

“History, Legends, Lore and More” – Guided Walking Tour 2017 Season Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 10:30 a.m. A 90-minute walking tour that concentrates on historic Congress Park and the colorful characters that helped make Saratoga what it is. This guided tour of legends and lore will walk you through history while providing an opportunity to sip the famous mineral waters as you stroll through Victorian Congress Park. Rain or shine. No tours

Saturday, June 24 Yaddo Garden Tours Yaddo Gardens, Main fountain, near entrance gate to garden, 11 a.m. Yaddo Garden Tours will be held every Saturday and Sunday until September 2 and 3. Also on Tuesdays during racing season. No tour on Traver’s Day. Tours of Garden only include sharing the history of the Trask Family, the Mansion and history of the Yaddo gardens. The aura, spirituality and creative energy that permeates Yaddo is discussed. Tours last about one hour, cost is $10 per person. Special guided docentled tours of the Yaddo gardens can be arranged at a date and time convenient for your group. Contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or for more information.

Ride Along With History Saratoga Spa State Park, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Join Saratoga Spa State Park to celebrate the centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York State with “Woman on a Wheel,” a history ride program. Guest historian Kjirsten Gustavson will visit the site in her reproduction 1890s bicycle costume to talk about the impact of the bike on women’s social status in the years before the vote. After a short discussion, visitors will be invited to jump on their own bikes to join Ms. Gustavson on a 30 minute trip. Lemonade and treats will be served at the ride’s end. Call 518-584-2000 to reserve your spot. Price is $5 per adult and $1 per child. Children fourteen years and younger are required to wear a helmet.

Nature Walk Saratoga National Historical Park, 648 Route 42, Stillwater, 10 a.m. Join park naturalist Linda White

CALENDAR 25 by the flagpole in the visitor center parking lot at 10am and caravan to special places in the park to see blooming flowers, plants, and migratory birds. Please bring water and insect repellent and wear sturdy shoes. Event cancelled if raining.

Sunday, June 25 Consciousness-Raising Book Discussion Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs. 6 p.m. Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures is hosting a spiritual book discussion. All are welcome whether or not they’ve read the book. . This month’s book is The Power of Decision by Raymond Charles Barker. For more information, visit www. or call 518-366-9918.

Monday, June 26 The Elephant in the Room: Climate Change as a Top National Security Threat Saratoga United Methodist Church, 175 5th Ave, Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m. Featured speakers are Lance Clark, a former U.N. Ambassador with 35 years of experience in international work in emergency relief; in conflicts, forced displacements, early warning of conflicts, peace operations and peace building and Rayna Caldwell, an environmental consultant, currently chairs the Climate Smart Task Force of Saratoga Springs. For more information contact Patricia Friesen, 518-223-3077 or email:

Tuesday, June 27 Saratoga Pop Warner Information Night H Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Library, 7-8:30 p.m. This meeting is for any parent or potential coach who wants to learn more about our program. Come learn more about our program. Coaches still needed for the 2017 season. Email if interested. Visit our Facebook Page at Saratoga Springs Pop Warner Football and Cheer.

After the Fire Monthly Meeting Halfmoon Town Hall, Lower Newtown Rd., Halfmoon, 7 p.m. After The Fire is a non-profit organization that helps Saratoga County Residents who have suffered a loss due to fire. Families are provided with gift cards, a night’s stay are a partiipating hotel/motel, Red Cross referral, informational material, emotional support. etc. Meetings are held on the 4th Friday at 7 as follows: Feb., March, Oct., and Nov. at Eagle Matt Lee Firehouse on Washington St. in Ballston Spa; April, May, June and Sept. at Halfmoon Town Hall on Lower Newtown Rd. in Halfmoon. Anyone interested in learnnig more about After The Fire, or becoming a member, may attend a meeting, visit us on Facebook, visit, or leave a message on voicemail at 518-435-4571

Concert: Terell Stafford Quintet Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, 8 p.m. Part of the Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute. $8 adults, $5 senior citizens and Skidmore community, free for students and children. For reservations go to For more information call 518580-5321.

Wednesday, June 28 Cancer Support Group Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs, Noon – 1 p.m. The cancer support group is a safe container to explore common physical, financial, emotional and spiritual issues, among others. Pierre Zimmerman, who facilitates this group, has been working

with people who have cancer for over 12 years, leading support groups, mindfulness based stress reduction programs and spiritual retreats. Call Pierre at 413-9927012 to register and confirm, as schedule may be subject to change. Free and open to all.

Italian Dinner Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Menu includes: Soup, Antipasto salad, Fettuccine Alfredo, baked ziti, chicken riggies, meatballs, Italian sausage and peppers, garlic bread and butter, dessert, coffee, tea. . Donation Requested: $12 adults, $11. Seniors (62 years) and Military (Active or Retired) with ID Card, $8 Children 5-12. Children under 5 Free, $12 All Take-outs. Cash Bar Available. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

Thursday, June 29 Free Concert in the Park Wiswall Park, Front St., Ballston Spa, 6 – 8 p.m. The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association is proud to once again present its free Concerts in the Park series. This week’s featured concert is the Ballston Spa Community Band.

Concert: Skidmore Jazz All-Stars Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, 8 p.m. Featuring Jon Faddis (trumpet), Jimmy Greene (tenor saxophone), Michael Dease (trombone), Bill Cunliffe (piano), Vic Juris (guitar), Rufus Reid (bass) and Dennis Mackrel (drums). $8 adults, $5 senior citizens and Skidmore community, free for students and children. For tickets go to www. For more information call 518-580-5321.

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Week of June 23 – June 29, 2017


New York City Ballet

by Geraldine Freedman for Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — When the New York City Ballet returns to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to open its season July 5, fans will see a different kind of programming. “One thing I wanted to do was create mini-festivals within a festival,” said SPAC president Elizabeth Sobol. “It immerses you in a sound, a narrative and a concept.” So, there will be evenings devoted to American kind of themes like “Stars and Stripes” to Sousa marches (July 5, 7); ballets that George Balanchine choreographed such as Stravinsky

Prodigal Son. Photo provided.

Violin Concerto and “Allegro Brilliante” (July 6, 8); evenings only of Jerome Robbins’ ballets that he choreographed to Frederic Chopin’s music (July 11, 13); two evenings with new works choreographed by Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky and Peter Martins (July 12, 13); the ballets that were choreographed to Richard Rodgers music (Gala on July 8 and later on July 15); and ballets that George Balanchine based on fairy tales or other stories such as “The Firebird” and “Prodigal Son” (July 14, 15). All this grouping is in addition to the company performing three story ballets including “The Firebird,” “Swan Lake” (July 6, 8) and “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue” (July 8, 15). And there will be three premieres: Peck’s “The Times are Racing” (July 5, 7), Peck’s “Decalogue” (July 12, 13), and Ratmansky’s “Odessa” (July 12, 13). This makes for a busy summer, especially for the lighting crew. Mark Stanley, the company’s lighting designer for 30 years doesn’t start work until 10 p.m. and goes until dawn. “That’s our normal schedule at SPAC,” Stanley said. Because the venue is outdoors, he must design the lighting

Stars and Stripes. Photo provided.

based on actual light, such as twilight to full darkness, rather than a theater’s lighting. That can be tricky, he said. “Depending on when the ballet is in the program, you have to estimate what the light should be. It’s a guess,” he said. Each ballet also requires its own lighting, which should set an atmosphere or mood without being distracting. And some ballets, such as “Thou Swell” (July 8, 15) requires not only change of colors, but moving lights, fans, and intensity changes. All that is programmed into a computer, but Stanley still sits out front during the performance should there be a need to alter things. While overhead lights remain, it’s the crew that changes the up to 100 colors during a ballet. This stage level equipment is jokingly called shin busters since dancers frequently trip over them, he said. Intermissions for the audience are to relax, but Stanley and his crew are busy getting the next ballet ready within a 20-minute time frame. It can be hectic, he said, especially for dances like “Fearful Symmetries” (July 5,7), “Carousel” (July 8, 15) and “La Sonnambula” (14, 15), which have complicated lighting demands. SPAC is also offering dance initiatives for youngsters: Brownies can get their dance badge July 8 if they get to the

Ballet Gala. Photo by Lawrence White.

Firebird. Photo provided.

National Museum of Dance by 10 a.m. where they’ll receive a guided tour and dance class and attend the 2 p.m. matinee. Kids can also get a free ticket for the 2 p.m. July 13 show, which includes a pre-show free tour of the National Museum of Dance and a dance class. Of local interest is to see the 80 kids (40 from Saratoga Springs and 40 from Schenectady) who participated in the two-week Performance Project strut their

routine at 7:15 p.m. July 20 prior to the 8 p.m. debut of the allmale Argentinian troupe Che Malambo.

New York City Ballet July 5-15 Saratoga Performing Arts Center HOW MUCH: $80-$30; $15 (2 p.m.), $24 (8 p.m.), free, kids 3-15 lawn MORE INFO: 518-584-9330;

Week of June 23 – June 29, 2017


Skidmore Storytellers’ Institute Hosts Gentrification/ Immigration Closing Party Friday SARATOGA SPRINGS — A closing party for the exhibition featuring artists Betty Yu and Daesha Devón Harris will be held 7 p.m. Friday, June 23 at the Case Gallery, on the campus of Skidmore College. “I’ve Got a Home” by Daesha Devón Harris, highlights the historic and contemporary contributions of people of color while concurrently

explores the concept of “Home” and realization of the American Dream. This photographic series invites the viewer to contemplate each of the contributors’ unique relationships with, history of and presence in Harris’ increasingly gentrified hometown of Saratoga Springs. “The Future of Sunset Park: Through the Voices of

Immigrant Stories” by Betty Yu, is an interactive web-based project that features Latino and Chinese immigrant residents and their stories about immigration, gentrification and displacement in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Sunset Park. The artists will be in attendance.

Pictures at an exhibition, Case Center, Skidmore College. Photo provided.

Hubbard Hall Announces Auditions for “Miscast” Concert and “Mystery” Musical CAMBRIDGE — Hubbard Hall is looking for performers for the 2nd Broadway Miscast Cabaret Fundraiser Concert. The “miscast concert” provides an opportunity for performers to sing Broadway songs that weren’t written for them. Swap genders! Grow older (or younger)! Switch styles! Pick a song and submit a video or audio audition to by Wednesday, June 28. In the video, introduce yourself and sing your song of choice with piano or karaoke track accompaniment

- no a cappella auditions. Title emails “Miscast Cabaret” and include in the body of the email your name, phone number, song choice, what show the song is from, and any conflicts from July 5 through July 15. If a digital audition cannot be submitted, please contact Performers will be required to provide a copy of their sheet music in the correct key no later than Friday, June 30. Rehearsals will be scheduled around performer availability. The 2nd Broadway Miscast Cabaret Fundraiser Concert will

be a one-night-only performance on Saturday, July 15. Hubbard Hall will also be holding auditions for Rupert Holmes’ “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 29, at Hubbard Hall, 25 East Main St., Cambridge. Rehearsals run Tuesdays – Sundays, Oct. 17 to Nov. 11 with performances Nov. 12 through Dec. 3. Seeking both AEA and non-AEA actors. To schedule an audition, please email your headshot and resume to: Please

prepare one song from the show and one short comedic monologue (two minutes or less). All roles are

currently available. Go to: to view a full break-down of characters and voice parts.

Julian Fleisher, Mo Rocca in Orchard Project Fundraiser Tuesday SARATOGA SPRINGS — A celebrity fundraiser event to benefit the Orchard Project and featuring WNYC Radio personality Julian Fleisher, humorist Mo Rocca, and pianist Tedd Firth will be staged 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 27

at Putnam Den, 63 Putnam St. Tickets are $75 – and includes reserved table seating and wine service - or $50 general admission and can be purchased at, or by calling 646-760-6767.

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Week of June 23 – June 29, 2017

Ellsworth Kelly Exhibit Opens at Hyde GLENS FALLS — On Saturday, June 24, The Hyde Collection opens two companion exhibitions, Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve, which includes seventy prints that examine the artist’s experimentation with curved fields of color, and Ellsworth Kelly: Fruits & Flowers, 26 lithographs that reveal the sources of Kelly’s non-rectilinear shapes. Both exhibitions are comprised of prints on loan from the

collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation in Portland, Oregon. Kelly is considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, having redefined the perception of shape and color with his bold, abstract works. Slow Curve is the first exhibition of the late artist’s works that focuses on the curve. Kelly’s affinity for the curved shape is presented in various forms:

Dave Matthews @ SPAC

tight ellipses, broad segments, sweeping arcs, and shapes with rounded corners. Slow Curve will be exhibited in the Charles R. Wood Gallery, which is adjacent to the Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, where the inaugural exhibition, To Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift, featuring four works by Kelly, is on view. The companion exhibition, Fruits & Flowers, reveals some of the sources for the artist’s curved shapes. Throughout his life, Kelly created hundreds of drawings of recognizable botanical subjects that formed the basis of several suites of lithographs. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 24. The Hyde is located at 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Phone: 518-792-1761

Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923-2015), Red Blue, 1964, screenprint on mohawk superfine cover paper, edition 174/500, 24 x 20 in., The Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.

Spurs USA / Ginley Girls at Caffe Lena

Dave Matthews (right) and Tim Reynolds (left) entertaining concert goers at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on June 16, 2017. Image by

The Spurs USA on Saturday, July 1 will mark their third visit to Caffe Lena with a special opening act: the Ginley Girls. Led by 16-year-old Saratoga Springs High School sophomore Katelyn Ginley – and including younger sisters Jane, Ava, and Ryann, the siblings were contacted by Spurs USA singer Dona Frank-Federico who said she wanted to provide the sister act an opportunity to learn from some pros, continue a Caffe Lena tradition of highlighting young talent, and deliver a memory-making event for the city of Saratoga Springs. Photo: Dona Frank.

Week of June 23 – June 29, 2017


Guitar Prodigy to Stage Show at SPAC Jazz Fest this Weekend Sex Pistols “T-Shirt, on stage at the Western Maryland Blues Festival, June, 2016: http s : / / w w w. youtu b e . c om / watch?v=EMl7FYVz8x8

by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Quinn Sullivan was in the second grade when legendary bluesman Buddy Guy pulled the 8-year-old guitar player onto the stage in his native New Bedford, Massachusetts to show what he could do. “I’m like, “There’s no way in the world you can play these notes,” Buddy Guy told Rolling Stone, regarding the performance. “He was hitting Eric Clapton, he was hitting me, Stevie, Jimi Hendrix. I couldn’t even play a radio when I was seven or eight years old! Players like him come along once in a lifetime. I said, ‘I need to let the world know about you.’” A decade later, the guitar prodigy has shredded six-string licks in front of the TV cameras for Oprah Winfrey, Jimmy Kimmel and NBC’s The Today Show, performed at music festivals alongside Dave Matthews, Sonic Youth, and Pearl Jam, and received a standing ovation while on stage at the Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden with his mentor Buddy Guy. Surreal, he says. “The musical influence came right from the time when I was a little kid,” says Sullivan, who celebrated his 18th birthday in March. “My parents bought me a First Act acoustic guitar for Christmas – one of those kids’ guitars - when I was about three years old. That was my first encounter. They also played me all different kinds of music, from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones to the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers band. In my house, the music was always playing and I would just sit down, and absorb it all.” Sullivan released his debut album, “Cyclone,” in 2011. His latest, “Midnight Highway,” was released last year. Sunday afternoon, local fans can catch the blues phenom on the big stage during Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The event, which takes place on two stages Saturday and Sunday, features nearly two dozen acts and is headlined by Chaka Khan - on Saturday night, and the Gypsy Kings – who close the festival on Sunday.

- Sullivan’s latest, “Something for Me,” featuring noiseinfused blues on the cobblestone streets of downtown

Manhattan: C1oIzzxtOUQ Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival will be held Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 at SPAC. For more information about artists performing and tickets to the festival, go to: http://www.spac. org/events/jazz-festival.

LUZERNE MUSIC CENTER Monday, June 26 at 7:30pm

Bridge Arts Ensemble BAE will present an interactive performance consisting of a variety of styles representing each individual artists’ specialty that promises to leave the audience both engaged & entertained.

Quinn Sullivan. Photo by Chuck Lanza.

A living contradiction of the classic Alice Cooper tune about teen angst, Sullivan is 18 and he knows what he wants. “There are the normal things that are great about becoming 18, but I think I’ve grown up in such a good environment with really great people in my life and a support system that has always been there and surrounded me. My main focus now is to just put on the best show I can,” says the guitarist, who performed nearly 100 shows last year and will certainly top that number in 2017. “I’ve been able to evolve; Playing with the guys I’ve been playing with for years now we’ve reached this level on stage where everybody is jelling and the chemistry is very good,” Sullivan says. “I think the future of music – real music anyways - is live music and live performances, more so than records. I love the recording process and making records, but to me you need to have that same level of confidence on stage,” he says. “I think that’s what a true artist does, and that’s what I’m trying to do: to better my live show, and to not be afraid to take chances. Life in general is about taking chances especially when you’re in the music industry. I’m all about learning more and more every single day. “ With a bright future ahead of him, Sullivan says the musical path is without restriction, or

limit. And while some may try to tag him strictly a blues artist, the guitarist says he won’t be pigeonholed into such fine a category. “I don’t think of music as one thing, six different genres. I think if you’re putting out music that touches someone, that helps someone feel something, that’s the key to great music. I have so many different influences that I take from and I want to put that into what I do,” he says. “The sky’s the limit.” If he wasn’t a touring musician, Sullivan says he imagines he somehow would have found his way into some segment of the arts. And at the age of 18, he’s not so far removed from his initial inspiration of what he wanted to be when he grew up. “When I was a little kid, it was funny, I wanted to be a police officer. That was my first love,” recalls Sullivan of an age when the guitar was still a hobby. “I had a cousin who I used to play cops and robbers with all the time. I was totally down for that.” View Quinn Sullivan at various stages of his musical life: - The 8-year-old guitar prodigy tears it up on the B.B. King classic, “The Thrill is Gone,” at: com/watch?v=HHoO3JHnn3Q. - Performing Jimi Hendrix’ “Little Wing,” a sunburst Strat draped across his lithe torso, his chest be-spotted with a

$35 Adults $25 Seniors $5 Students

Friday, June 23 at 7:30pm

Faculty Artist Series

Adults $15 Students $5 Curated and performed by the LMC Faculty. Tickets available at Box Office: (518) 696-3843

New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Week of June 23 – June 29, 2017


Call for Artists: Art in the Park 2017

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Arts invites artists - including painters, photographers, ceramicists, sculptors, printmakers, silversmiths, and more - to exhibit and sell their work in Congress Park on Saturday, Sept. 16. Art in the Park features artists from the greater Saratoga


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and Capital regions, displaying and selling their original twoand three-dimensional creations and personally-designed and crafted functional art in a beautiful park setting. This year’s event will include prizes and a Kidz Art Zone. There will also be live music performances and food vendors.

Registration fees are $65 for Saratoga Arts Members and $75 for Non-Members. Click here to access the application form. Please call 518.584.4132 or email for more information. Applications are due by Sept. 1.

week of 6/23-6/29 friday, 6/23:

monday, 6/26:

The Sea, The Sea, 8 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583-0022

Jeff Brisbin, 6 pm @ Brook Tavern — 871-1473

Jukebox, 10 pm @ Caroline St. Pub — 583-9400

Open Mic Night, 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583-0022

Blues Noir presented by Alberta Crossroads Productions, 7 pm @ Hudson River Music Hall — 832-3484

Super Dark Collective — The Gage Brothers w/ Hamilton Craig, 10 pm @ One Caroline — 587-2026

Mike O’Donnell, 7 pm @ Inn at Saratoga — 583-1890

tuesday, 6/27:

Jon LeRoy Trio, 9 pm @ 9 Maple Avenue — 583-2582 Hot Club of Saratoga, 9 pm @ One Caroline — 587-2026 Orchard Project Cabaret, 9:30 pm @ Putnam Den — 584-8066 Christine Spero, 7 pm @ Wishing Well — 584-7640

saturday, 6/24: Maswick & Brown, 8 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583-0022 Tailspin, 10 pm @ Caroline St. Pub — 583-9400 Redneck Soul, 7 pm @ Inn at Saratoga — 583-1890 Charles Cornell Trio, Oscar Peterson Tribute, 7:30 pm @ Hudson River Music Hall — 832-3484 Nelson Esposito Quintana, 9 pm @ 9 Maple Avenue — 583-2582 Bob Kapowski Band, 9 pm @ One Caroline — 587-2026 Cretin Hop vinyl dance party, 10 pm @ Putnam Den — 584-8066 Rob Aronstein, 7 pm @ Wishing Well — 584-7640

sunday, 6/25: MaryLeigh Roohan, 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583-0022 Luke Garrett Band, 3 pm @ Hudson River Music Hall — 832-3485 Jazz Jam Session, 7 pm @ One Caroline — 587-2026

Traditional Open Irish Session w/ Drank The Gold, 7 pm @ Inn at Saratoga — 583-1890 Julian Fleisher, Mo Rocca, Tedd Firth — benefit Orchard Project, 9 pm @ Putnam Den — 584-8066

wednesday, 6/28: Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam, 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583-0022 Hot Club of Saratoga, 7 pm @ Hamlet + Ghost — 450-7287 Tim Wechgelaer & Chris Carey Acoustic Duo, 7:30 pm @ Inn at Saratoga — 583-1890 Masters of Nostalgia, 8:30 pm @ One Caroline — 587-2026 Irish Celtic Session, 7 pm @ The Parting Glass — 583-1916

thursday, 6/29: Open Mic — every Thursday, 10 pm @ Circus Café — 583-1106 Jeff Walton, 6 pm @ Inn at Saratoga — 583-1890 Hot Club of Saratoga, 7 pm @ Mouzon House — 226-0014 Tim Wechgelaer — Every Thursday, 5:30 pm @ Lake Local — 682-2772

Week of June 23 – June 29, 2017


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City Seeks Public Input on West Side Playground SARATOGA SPRINGS — The City of Saratoga Springs is seeking public input on ideas for new playground equipment at West Side Recreation. A meeting will be held for the general public at 6:00pm on June 27 at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center. The West Side

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Local Soccer Club Takes 2017 Nordic Cup

playground is the next phase of the Playground Initiative, which was launched in 2015 by the Saratoga Springs Recreation Commission. Questions can be directed to the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department at 5873550 ext. 2300 or

NYRA Announces Special Events at Saratoga SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association has announced the schedule of special events to be held at the Saratoga Race Course during the 2017 racing season. Some of the first events will include:

Opening Day at Saratoga: July 21 The 2017 annual summer meet will kick-off with the Grade III Schuylerville and Grade III Lake George.

Taste NY Craft Beer: Every Friday Taste NY: Craft Beer will allow track patrons the opportunity to sample numerous craft beers produced exclusively by New York State breweries. The tasting will be held each Friday from noon to 5 p.m. in the Berkshire Bank Saratoga Pavilion. Guests will enjoy five samples for $5. Must be 21 years or older to participate.

Woodford Reserve Fridays at the Post: Every Friday Racing fans will be invited to continue their day at Saratoga

with Woodford Reserve Fridays at The Post, the lively bar and entertainment spot located adjacent to the paddock. Each Friday of the meet will feature a DJ and dancing, cocktail samplings and trivia at The Post following the day’s final race.

Taste NY Food & Artisans: Every Saturday Taste NY: Food & Artisans is a lively on-track market of numerous food and artisan vendors featuring products made exclusively in New York State. The market will be held each Saturdayf rom 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Berkshire Bank Saratoga Pavilion. Guests will also have the opportunity to learn about NYRA Bets and the all-new NYRA XP mobile app.

Ketel One Party at the Post: Every Saturday The fun will continue each Saturday of the season with the Ketel One Party at The Post. Saturday evenings at Saratoga will feature music from a DJ following the day’s final race, cocktail samplings and giveaways.

Back Row, from left: Coach Greiner, Claire Macy, Grace Soukup, Lilly Cubanski, Coach Bundy, Eowynn Lapp, Alana Kay, Abby Bundy, Coach Siebeneck. Front Row, from left: Maddie Siebeneck, Erika Sudigala, Ava Schneider, Skyler Knott, Analise Rodriguez, Elena Burke.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga-Wilton Soccer Club U12 Girls Select team returned home this weekend champions

of the 2017 Nordic Cup that took place in Stowe, Vt. The team posted wins of 9-0 over the Capital Soccer Club of

Vermont, 3-1 over Essex United of Vermont, and 4-0 wins over local teams Capital United and Clifton Park.

Chmiel Captures National Title SARATOGA SPRINGS — Running the 2-mile event at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, NC, star Saratoga Springs High School sophomore runner Kelsey Chmiel kept her competition in the rear-view to claim her first-ever national title with all-time best performance of 10 minutes and 10.44 seconds. This time bests the one put up by Saratoga’s Nicole Blood back in 2004, 10 minutes and 10.73 seconds. Additionally, this also marks the school’s first national outdoor champion since Keelin Hollowood’s 2013 2,000-meter steeplechase victory. This win was made all the more impressive as Chmiel was coming off of a recent illness. Also competing at the event was Saratoga senior Mimi Liebers, who placed 24th in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.88, failing to move past the preliminary rounds. She then competed in the 4x100 shuttle hurdle relay alongside Brett

DeWeese, Jensen Kingsley, and Emily Turner, placing 12th with

a time of 1 minute and 3.2 seconds as a team.

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by Thomas Kika Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs Little League celebrated a season of competition on June 17 with the first-ever Adirondack Cup. Held at West Side Rec, the day-long event kicked off at 9 a.m., pitting the topseeded teams from both the major and minor divisions of the league against their counterparts from Glens Falls Little League (GFLL). A total of 18 match-ups played out, culminating with the No. 1 seeded major and minor teams from each league facing off, which led to victories for Saratoga Springs Little League in each case. Major champions PBA bested their GFLL opponents, Warren Tire, with a strong 16-1. PBA was dominant from the outset, scoring six runs on Warren Tire in the first inning. Minors champions Julie and Co. bested GFLL’s Hudson River Community Credit Union, rallying back against their opponents’ early 3-point lead. Prior to the event, each team had claimed the

Saratoga Little League Titles in championship bouts on Thursday (Julie and Co. vs. HT Lyons) and Friday (PBA vs. Byrne Orthodontics). Beyond the numerous matchups, Saratoga Springs Little League went above and beyond to make the gathering feel like a proper celebration for all the young athletes in attendance. Special announcers were brought in for the games, and music was played between innings. A bounce house was also set up for the enjoyment of the children in attendance. “This was a celebration of both leagues in their entirety,” league vice president David S. Karpinski said. “We always love to conclude our seasons with a sort of playoff type event.” Moving on from this season, 36 out of the around 300 players from the normal leagues have been chosen to compete on the All-Stars team. Practice for this higher-level team began on June 20, and the first game will take place June 26 against Mechanicville/Stillwater.



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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs will launch its All-American celebration with a bang Tuesday, July 4 when more than 4,000 runners take part in the city’s 11th annual Firecracker 4 road race. Starting and ending at the Saratoga Springs City Center, the popular event gets underway at 9 a.m. with the main attraction, the four-mile road race, which will be bib-tag timed with gun and net times. More than 3,500 runners are expected to follow a friendly course that takes them south on Broadway to Circular Street, east through the historic residential district and then returns to the City Center. There are multiple bands along the course to keep runners moving. The first 3,700 registrants to sign up at will receive an ASICS genderspecific tech shirt, goodie bag and finisher’s certificate. Registrations are being accepted through 7/3 at midnight at The fee is $30. Participants can also sign up in person for $35 at Registration/ Packet Pick Up held 7/3 from 3-7 p.m. and 7/4 from 7-8:45 a.m. at the City Center. For more information, visit events/program.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The National Museum of Dance will be hosting the 4th annual Move and Groove 5K on June 25 at the Saratoga Spa State Park. Proceeds from the race will go towards the Museum’s childrens’ programming. New this year will be cash prizes for the top three male and female runners, as well as prizes for the male and female bestdressed participants. A Kid’s Fun Run, for younger athletes, will take place before the start of the 5K run at 8:45 a.m. on the lawn of the National Museum of Dance. For more information, go to

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The inaugural Run the Red Carpet Run/Walk will be held at on June 24 starting at the Saratoga Spa State Park Warming Hut at 9 a.m. The event will have a Hollywood theme, and participants are encouraged to dress as glamorously as they can, as the official website says, “Dig out that old Prom Dress or Tuxedo; wear the flashiest jewelry you can find, set your sights high for that Best Dressed Prize!” Runners will receive tuxedo or pearl necklace graphic-design t-shirts to compete in. Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door. Registration on the day will begin at 7:30 a.m. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to local animal rescue organizations in the Capital Region. For more information, go to

Summer Solstice Yoga Celebration BALLSTON SPA — A special yoga event will be held on June 24 at the Shenantaha Creek Park in Ballston Spa to celebrate the summer solstice. The session will involve moderate yoga practice, including sun salutations, a mandala, and meditation. Brunch will also be served. The session will run from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. For planning purposes, participants must be registered by 12 p.m. on June 23. For more information, call 518-522-5472.

SUP Yoga SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Kayak Shack has begun offering weekly “SUP Yoga” classes, every Saturday and Sunday from 9-11 a.m. at the Shack’s location at 251 Stafford Bridge Road, Saratoga Springs. The courses are open to all skill levels, and will involve yoga

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sessions conducted on paddleboards out on the waters of Fish Creek. The fee or entry is $35 and includes a board rental, PFD, instruction, and yoga class. Those who bring their own boards only have to pay $20. More information is available at

Recreation Department Horsing Around Program SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Recreation Department is offering a new program called Horsing Around during the 2017 Track meet. Horsing Around is a dropoff program for children ages 5-12. Various recreational activities and arts and crafts will be offered. For additional information or to download forms go to Contact the Recreation Department at 518-5873550 x2300 or with questions.

NYRA College & Alumni Handicapping Tournament SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association will host

the first-ever College & Alumni Day Handicapping Tournament during the 2017 summer season at Saratoga Race Course on July 28. College students and alumni will be invited to test their handicapping skills in a live money tournament for the opportunity to win up to a $5,000 scholarship for their alma mater from the New York Racing Association. Groups of 10 or more who register to participate in the College & Alumni Handicapping Tournament will receive a complimentary $30 wagering card, which will be utilized by the group to place five $2 win/place/show bets on one horse in five different races on the day’s card. For more information, go to

Recreation Department Fall Soccer Registration SARATOGA SPRINGS — With the spring 2017 season underway as of April 29, the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department will begin registration for fall 2017 soccer on June 5. For additional information, call 518-5873550 ext. 2300, or email

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Heart of a Champion Continued from front page.

outside so he couldn’t come with as many of those awkward punches.” Barcia’s adjustment worked, and he stuck with his game plan on his way to a decision victory over…and the fighter of the night trophy on June 10 at Albany’s YMCA gym. His opponent came into round one looking to box, stand and throw, but that, Barcia says, is his wheelhouse. “I guess he had the confidence from the first win, but boxing is where I want to be, and it came out in my favor.” After hurting his opponent with body shots, round one went to him. Knowing he had hurt him, Barcia pressured him in round two. He strung together punches on the inside before slipping back out throwing jabs to keep the distance. Late in the round he landed a nine-punch combo sealing round two in his favor. In round three his opponent attacked intensely, pressuring Barcia hard early. To survive

the assault, Barcia had to fight not only his opponent, but his instincts as well. “My first natural reaction has always been to stand right there and trade leather for as long as I could,” Barcia said. “That’s the way I always wanted to fight, to just stand there and see who has more guts.” Barcia knew, though, that his opponent was a strong puncher, and after having taken the first two rounds, he shed his natural reaction and wrestled the momentum back in his favor and locked down round three. “I put together some body punches and got him back to the outside with my jab and went back to working my strategy,” Barcia said. Barcia said he and his trainers have been working to tame his instinct. Barcia has been training with the Saratoga Youth Boxing Association for eight years, working with coach Tyrone Jackson. Barcia opted for home school as a high school sophomore. Boxing had been taking time from his education. He finished his high school credits early and is

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now attending SUNY Adirondack community college. “Leaving high school was definitely the right decision” Barcia said. Barcia returned to the ring this March after taking a year off. He lost to Boston’s Francis Hogan, but had taken his first steps to a full return. “Joey is a good kid with a lot of heart,” said his coach, Tyrone Jackson. “He’s tough and will always fight to the end. There no quit in him.” Jackson is a pro turned coach and has been working with Saratoga area boxers for the past 15 years.

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