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LOCAL • INDEPENDENT • FREE Volume 11  •  Issue 35  •  September 8 – September 14, 2017

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A Living Tribute to 9/11 by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY

A 9/11 Ceremony at High Rock Park, 2016. Photo by PhotoAndGraphic.com.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Thin and delicate and with a flurry of leaves wrapped around its crown, a baby tree was planted this week at High Rock Park. A symbol of hope and resiliency, its fast-growing branches are expected to sprout a profusion of white five-petal flowers and rise to a height of 30 feet. “I think it’s an appropriate addition to this site,” said Department of Public Works Commissioner Anthony “Skip” Scirocco, standing in the morning shadow cast by the five

twisted and sculpted pieces of World Trade Center steel nearby. “It’s a living memorial of a tragedy. A survivor tree. It shows the resilience of the American people.” The tree planted in Saratoga Springs was grown from a seedling of a Callery pear tree which stands in Lower Manhattan and became known as the “Survivor Tree” after enduring the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. It was the last living thing recovered from Ground Zero. Severely damaged with snapped roots and burned and broken branches, the original See Tribute pg. 12

Back to School Q&A Cancer Warriors Unite The first day of school is always a big event. For younger children and their parents it is both exciting and scary, while for older children it is a dreaded date that signals summer vacation is officially over. We had the opportunity to sit down with one local student and get his views on his first day of school. Meet Gabe, a 5-year-old who was eager to share his story. See School pg. 2

On Shelves Now! Inside TODAY Blotter 5 Obituaries 6 Saratoga Hospital intern Elizabeth Johnstone (at left) with hospital staffers Kweilyn Taylor, Renee Russell, Jennifer Baldwin and Joni Richter. Photo by PhotoAndGraphic.com. See Warriors pg. 8

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Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

Back to School: Q & A: With Gabe What time did you have to get up this morning? 7 O’clock Were you excited last night?

What was your favorite thing you did in school today? Everything and the Legos with a bat guy that flies.

Uh huh! Yes!

Did you make any new friends?

What grade are you in?

One, a girl but I forgot her name…but don’t put that….ok, you can put that.

1st grade? 2nd grade? No Kindergarten. Did you pick out your outfit for the first day of school?

Who is your favorite super hero?

No, mommy did, It’s a Transformer shirt.

I have 3 favorites, Batman, Ironman and the Hulk. But my favorite bad guys are Megatron, Bruticus, Starscream and Soundwave.

What did you have for breakfast? English Muffin Bread Toast and cereal What is on your lunch box?

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Spiderman and his eyes light up.

A video game tester at Game Stop so I can play video games without permission.

Did you ride a bus? Yes and there were two crazy people in back of me and they kept bumping my seat. And I didn’t have to wear a seatbelt!

Anything else you want to say? School was a little long, but fun!


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NYRA: Record-Breaking Handle at 2017 Saratoga Meet SARATOGA SPRINGS — The summer meet at the Spa is in the history books and for the second time in the past three years the New York Racing Association is celebrating a record for all-sources wagering on racing at Saratoga. The 2017 Saratoga meet delivered a handle of $676,709,490, eclipsing the previous high set in 2015 by 4.4 percent. That 4.4 percent increase in wagering from all sources included $157,014,965 in on-track handle - a 3.4 percent increase over last season, which incorporates live parimutuel wagering at Saratoga Race Course, at NYRA’s downstate tracks and New York State residents who wager through NYRA Bets. Additionally, the $47,870,987 in handle generated on Travers Day marked the second highest handle in history for Saratoga’s premier day of racing, an increase of five percent over 2016. NYRA President and CEO Chris Kay called the record wagering “a reflection of the work of our racing office, the expansion of our national

ADW platform NYRA Bets, and the increased reach of our groundbreaking television program Saratoga Live, which is now available in 75 million homes nationwide. And finally, we were certainly blessed with fantastic weather.” Saratoga Live expanded its reach this summer into more than 75 million households, including new audiences in Los Angeles, San Diego, Ohio and Kentucky. More than 16,000 people in 114 cities and across 25 countries also downloaded NYRA XP during the Saratoga meet. The app enables fans to watch live racing in high definition, wager through NYRA Bets, and purchase tickets,

parking, food and merchandise at the click of a button. Fans were also able to utilize the app to reserve a ride with Uber for the first time. The 40-day meet included 69 stakes worth $18.775 million in purses. Michael Dubb made it four straight titles as the meet’s leading owner with 15 wins. Todd Pletcher captured the H. Allen Jerkens training title, tying the Spa record for wins with 40 victories. Jockey Jose Ortiz earned back-toback Angelo Cordero, Jr. titles as the meet’s top rider with 58 wins. Three-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon Dominguez was welcomed

to the Saratoga Walk of Fame at the fifth annual Red Jacket Ceremony, during which Dominguez received an emblematic Saratoga red

jacket and unveiled his commemorative plaque. Total paid attendance for the 2017 Saratoga meet was 1,117,838.


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had struggled first with an addiction to prescription painkillers. “One day, Katie went to her dealer and he didn’t have pills. He offered her heroin,” Cascone said. “She promised me that was the only time she was ever going to use.” Cascone proceeded to read a graphic poem written, she said, by the author “Heroin.” The group Recovery Advocacy in Saratoga (RAIS-OurVoice!) had organized the Aug. 31 event in conjunction with the Healing Springs Recovery and Outreach Center and the Prevention Council of Saratoga. It was preceded by a Narcan training session at Saratoga Springs Public Library. Similar events were held in communities nationwide to mark Overdose Awareness Day. Maureen Provost, a spokeswoman for RAIS who emceed the Congress Park gathering,

indicated that it may become an annual occasion. As darkness fell and candles were being lit, even in a steady breeze, Provost invited any of the attendees to speak briefly about those they have lost. The microphone was passed from one individual to the next, and people said “this is for” friends, cousins, exboyfriends, brothers and many others who succumbed to overdoses. Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen was also in attendance along with U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko (D-Amsterdam) and other elected officials. Tonko said communities across the whole nation are dealing with an “epidemic” of drug addiction. “This epidemic is destroying our families,” he said. “We need to respond in epidemic proportions.”

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runners as well as people just looking for a stroll in the park. R.A.C.E. consists of a coalition of nonprofit, racehorse aftercare organizations including the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, ACTT Naturally, Heading for Home Racehorse Retraining/ Adoption and Saratoga Warhorse. The event raised approximately $4,000 that will be split between the participating groups.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Nearly 100 area residents congregated in Congress Park before sunset last Thursday to remember the victims of drug overdose. They listened intently to the personal experiences of surviving family members. “Many of us feel we lost our loved ones long before they left this Earth,” said Karine Montanye, whose brother died nearly 30 years ago from a heroin overdose. More recently, Montayne’s son Nico also passed away, even as he was in the midst of addiction treatment. She said her daughter is currently in treatment. “It’s been my life,” Montayne confessed to those gathered near a weeping willow tree and the Spirit of Life fountain. “One of the biggest things…when we’re dealing with addiction is that it’s very isolating. As a family member who’s trying to help, you never know if you’re making the right decisions.” “You’re being ignorant if you say that will never happen to my child,” concluded Eve Cascone, who lost her 30-year-old daughter Katie three years ago to a heroin overdose. She explained that Katie

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Nearly 350 runners, nine former thoroughbred racehorses and plenty of children and dogs added up to a fun-filled morning at the Saratoga Spa State Park on Saturday, Sept. 2 at the eighth annual “5K Run/ Walk for the Horses.” Held to benefit the member organizations of Racehorse Aftercare Charitable Endeavors of Saratoga (R.A.C.E.), the Run for the Horses attracted top

can be a major step toward a more comfortable retirement. Topics covered include: When is the best time to claim benefits? How much money can one earn before getting penalized? Survivor benefits; recent changes in legislation and how they will impact benefits; avoiding frequent claiming mistakes; and why Social Security is crucial to women. The workshop is open to the public. There is no cost to attend. Advanced registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, please contact the library at 518- 371-8622.

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POLICE Brandon C. Willis, 23, of Hurley, was charged Aug. 28 with attempted to disseminating indecent material to minors in the first-degree. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff ’s Office, Willis is suspected of communicating with a female he believed to be 14 years old by text, with the intent to engage in sexual intercourse with her, and drove to Saratoga County to meet with her. Authorities said the charge filed in this case was an attempt; Willis never had contact with a 14-year-old female. His conversations were with an undercover investigator and not with an actual child. Willis was arraigned in the Town of Ballston Court and held in lieu of $5,000 cash, or $10,000 bond. Noah C. Surprenant-Wicks, 19, of Schuylerville, was charged Aug. 30 with burglary, and criminal possession of stolen property for allegedly unlawfully entering a residence in the Town of Wilton and committing the crime of larceny therein. Three juvenile males, all Saratoga County residents and 15 years of age, are also accused in the incident. The stolen items, all sneakers, were found in possession of the defendants. SuprenantWicks was arraigned and released to pre-trial services. The three juveniles have been referred to the Saratoga County Probation Department. Kimberly T. Wessner, age 28, Dover, Florida, was charged Aug. 21 with felony DWI as a second offense, unsafe lane change, operate motor vehicle by unlicensed, criminal possession of a controlled substance misdemeanor.

misdemeanor. Jeremy B. Ladue, age 21, South Glens Falls, was charged Aug. 20 with criminal tampering misdemeanor, two misdemeanor counts criminal mischief, felony burglary. Rebecca D. Hitchcock, age 21, Theresa, was charged Aug. 20 with assault in the thirddegree, a misdemeanor. Jeremy B. Ladue, age 21, South Glens Falls, was charged Aug. 19 with unlawfully driving on or across sidewalk, driving on shoulders and slopes, operating motor vehicle impaired by drugs, no/expired inspection certificate, failed to stop at stop sign. Miguel A. Benitez, age 22, Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 19 with criminal trespass, and criminal contempt. Lauren A. Hayward, age 34, Glens Falls, was charged Aug. 19 with aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor. Jonathan T. Feller, age 32, Wilton, was charged Aug. 19 with misdemeanor DWI, speeding, unsafe lane change. Trayisha A. Burks, age 25, Saratoga Springs, was charged was charged Aug. 18 with criminal possession of a controlled substance – felony; criminally using drug paraphernalia second degree- a misdemeanor. Marshall J. Mendez, age 21, Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 18 with reckless endangerment in the second-degree- a misdemeanor.

Kevin M. Mulcahy, age 66, Troy, was charged Aug. 20 with misdemeanor DWI, two counts fail to keep right.

Melanie O. Munoz, age 21, Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 18 with criminal trespass third-degreea misdemeanor.

Jonathan M. Smith, age 26, Amsterdam, was charged Aug. 20 with failed to stop at stop sign, aggravated unlicensed operation

Austin D. Nolan, age 21, Ballston Spa, was charged was charged Aug. 17 with misdemeanor DWI,

BLOTTER 5 aggravated DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, and operating unregistered motor vehicle on highway. Edwin Marcanodelaney, age 34, Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 17 with assault in the second degree – felony, and criminal possession of a weapon – a misdemeanor. Eddie J. Gadrick, age 65, Hudson Falls, was charged Aug. 17 with misdemeanor DWI, fail to keep right, and aggravated DWI. Aimee A. Faville, age 27, Gloversville, and Anthony V. Giovanni, age 24, Saratoga Springs, were each charged Aug. 17 with criminal possession of a controlled substance – a misdemeanor. Robin T. Ramirez, age 36, Matthews, North Caroline, was charged Aug. 17 with misdemeanor DWI, fail to keep right, and speeding.

James T. Ryerson, age 64, Oceanport, New Jersey was charged Aug. 16 with aggravated unlicensed operation. Paul F. Liguori, age 48, Clifton Park, was charged Aug. 16 with misdemeanor DWI, and speeding. Michael A. Decerbo, age 63, Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 16 with criminal possession of marijuana fifth degree- a misdemeanor. Miguel A. Benitez, age 22, Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 16 with misdemeanor assault. Carl L. Seymore, age 30, Albany, was charged Aug. 16 with aggravated unlicensed operation, no/ expired inspection certificate, operating motor vehicle suspended registration, no/expired insurance. Jared E. Fields, age 24, Queensbury, was charged

Aug. 16 with aggravated unlicensed operation. Seth A. Whipple, age 18, Corinth, and Sade G. Berger, age 20, Ballston Spa, were each charged Aug. 16 with misdemeanor criminal mischief. Sonia C. Ortega, age 28, North Bellmore, was charged Aug. 15 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminal possession of marijuana fifth degree both misdemeanors. Steven J. Kaczor, age 35, Amsterdam, was charged Aug. 15 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminal possession of marijuana fifth degree - both misdemeanors. Bradford C. Bayer, age 30, Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 14 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and following motor vehicle too closely.


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SARATOGA SPRINGS — George J. Smaldone passed away on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am Friday, Sept. 8, Church of St. Peter, Broadway. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Ave. Online remembrance may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Mr. Marc Norman Fecteau passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm at the Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 628 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Please visit at www.burkefuneralhome.com.

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HALFMOON — Roy Galusha passed away August 28, 2017. Calling hours were on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. A funeral home service followed and burial was in Powell Wiswall Cemetery, Ballston Spa. Please visit at www.burkefuneralhome.com.

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Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

Time for Change in Wilton Many readers will assume this coming primary on Sept. 12 and coming election on Nov. 7 are “not important” because we are not electing an official in high office. The election this year is for local offices and for the first time in years, the Democratic Party in Wilton will be challenging members of the Republican Party for town board, town justice, town supervisor and highway supervisor. All politics are local. These positions are extremely important and can have effect on local taxes, schools, town growth, use of water and energy and condition of local roads. Choice in this election and its results can offer Wilton fresh ideas, new perspective and positive change. I especially would like to point out that Judge Gerald Worth will be challenged this year by Eric Rosenberg for town justice. Unlike Judge Worth, Rosenberg offers the town of Wilton expertise in law. He is an attorney who graduated magna cum laude in 1994 from Nova Southeastern University’s

Shepard Broad College of Law. He was a member of Nova Law Review and has distinguished experience practicing law in the State of Florida. Rosenberg was also a Florida CPA. He settled in Wilton in 2016, but moved to Saratoga Springs in 2012. Today Rosenberg is a local businessman and is a dealer in antiques and art. As Wilton grows—and we have all seen tremendous growth commercially and residentially— Wilton needs Rosenberg’s education and background. The days of judges practicing without law degrees and legal know-how should be a thing of the past. It is time Wilton move into the 21st century. Judge Worth does not possess the legal education and experience we need for these complex times. I urge Wilton voters to get out to the polls and to elect Eric Rosenberg for Town Justice. Wilton needs Rosenberg’s expertise, but most of all the town of Wilton needs change and a fresh outlook. Thank you. Suzanne M. Laplante Gansevoort

Battle Anniversary at National Park STILLWATER — Visit the Neilson House (ca. 1775), the site of “Camp Now or Never”, to see men, women and children portraying the lives of Continental Army and militia personnel who inhabited the very same ground 240 years ago—in September and October of 1777— during the Battles of Saratoga. The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17, at Saratoga National Historical Park, located on Routes 32 and 4 in Stillwater. The camp will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At this anniversary of the “most important battle of the last 1,000 years,” visitors will be surrounded by some of the sights, smells and sounds of military camp life from the American Revolution. Re-enactors will portray American Continental and militia soldiers and women followers

from the 1777 Battles of Saratoga. Join in a historical court-martial and decide the prisoners’ fate; listen to soldiers, surgeons and women as they talk about wartime experiences; and check out what sorts of foods they really ate. A special historian-led guided tour of the Freeman Farm battlefield will be offered on Saturday. Special youth activities include setting up tents, musket or cannon drills, and a special scavenger hunt activity. On Sunday, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at 2 p.m. by Sons of the American Revolution and Daughters of the American Revolution at Tour Road Stop 2. The public is welcome to attend. The event is free. For more information about this or other events, call the park’s Visitor Center at 518-670-2985 or visit its website at www.nps.gov/sara.


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Wesley to Celebrate Prestwick Chase Party at Casino Grandparents Day SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Wesley Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Wesley Community, will host the inaugural Saratoga Grandparents Day Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs. The event will honor grandparents and great-grandparents by providing an opportunity for family members of all ages to spend time together on National Grandparents Day. Attendees will enjoy carnival-style games and food, miniature golf, arts and crafts, and other activities. The event is presented by Crescent Hill Partners, with additional support from Marshall and Sterling Insurance, AJ Signs, Ellms Family Farm, Digital First Media and Holiday Inn. Admission is $10 per person. Grandparents and

great-grandparents are free, courtesy of Crescent Hill Partners. The first 250 grandparents to register will receive a special giveaway upon arrival. Advance registration is encouraged and can be made online at www.saratogagrandparentsday.com or by phone at 518-691-1420. The Holiday Inn is located at 232 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Proceeds from the event will support the renovation of the Resident Activities Room at The Wesley Health Care Center. The residence caters to older adults who may have significant, chronic medical needs requiring daily assistance. The Resident Activities Room serves as a social hub for these residents, providing a venue for performances, religious services and other social gatherings.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Friday, Aug. 25, Prestwick Chase hosted a Travers Celebration Gala at the Canfield Casino in Congress Park. Everyone was treated to the Georgie Wonders Orchestra, which performed late into the evening.

Guest Speakers included Charlie Kuenzel and Dave Patterson, co-owners of Saratoga Tours. There were many forms of entertainment for the guests, including Cirque Tacular Contortionists; Chris Wheel and Ryan Bliss Magicians; Bryson

Lang Comedy/Juggler; Sandy Menzer, a spiritual intuitive who has worked with Mary Lou Whitney; and Marci, the angel therapy practitioner. For more information, contact John Rowe at johnrowe@ prestwickchase.com.


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Cancer Warriors Unite by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — With small amounts of money deducted from her paychecks over the last 10 years, a Saratoga Hospital employee has donated more than $25,000 to lift the spirits of local cancer patients. Hospital managers were so inspired by the efforts of Kweilyn Taylor, a transport aide, that they have organized a special retreat next week in her honor, so people diagnosed with cancer may find some comfort and make new friends. “This is very exiting for us,” says Renee Russell, the program director in Saratoga Hospital’s Radiation Oncology Center (ROC). “We wanted to create something that would be a legacy of her donations.” The first “Kweilyn Taylor Survivor’s Retreat” will be held all day on Saturday, Sept. 16 at The Barn at Bassett House in Greenwich. There are about five slots remaining out of 45

Kweilyn Taylor next to a poster announcing the event in her honor. Photo by PhotoAndGraphic.com.

total for those interested in attending, Russell said. Earlier this week, Taylor explained that her donations were borne out of the loss of a friend’s mother, who passed away in 2007 after a short battle with esophageal cancer— only seven weeks after the official diagnosis. “I still have days where it’s, like, yesterday that she’s gone,” Taylor said. “She was like a second mother for me.”

Taylor said the retreat is intended to help cancer patients relax, as much as it is to overcome their weaknesses and find inner strength. “It takes a strong person to fight this,” she insisted. “This is definitely something you

University intern Elizabeth Johnstone joined Russell and numerous other hospital volunteers in making the necessary arrangements. Johnstone said the Greenwich retreat is designed to ensure that cancer patients

between $9,000 and $14,500 each year from generous hospital staff. Russell said money from that fund is typically used to assist cancer patients in meeting various expenses—every day roughly 45 people receive

“It takes a strong person to fight this. This is definitely something you can’t go through alone.” can’t go through alone.” The retreat is open to patients diagnosed with any type of cancer. It includes a “YMCA Livestrong” exercise session, sound-healing hypnosis, and talks focused on the use of essential oils and arts in cancer treatment, among other related activities. Jennifer Baldwin, an ROC social worker, and her Rutgers

will find a “shared connection.” For several years, the ladies noted, staff members at Glens Falls Hospital have organized similar retreats for cancer patients, many of whom report their satisfaction with the genuine relationships that result. According to Russell, the Saratoga Hospital Employee Campaign includes a Cancer Patient Fund that receives

treatment at the ROC and its affiliate offices—through the purchase of gas cards and lodging. Patient visits to massage therapists are also covered, she added. A related fundraiser is being planned for October, called “Comics Care,” and Russell said those proceeds will also be added to the Cancer Patient Fund.


Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

County to Double Animal Control Fee by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY BALLSTON SPA — If, say, a dog is on the loose in any of Saratoga County’s municipalities and local animal control officers are unavailable, the county has to send its own officers to handle the matter. The county then charges the municipality $45 for the trouble. On Tuesday, the county’s Public Safety Committee voted to double that fee upon the request of Animal Shelter Director Jason Hayes. “Percentage wise, it’s a pretty steep increase,” noted Galway Supervisor Paul Lent, who chairs the seven-member committee. “Prior to 2015, the fee was zero,” he added. Lent was the sole committee member opposed to the increase, which must receive a final approval by the county Board of Supervisors at its Sept. 19 meeting. The fee in question is separate from the charge levied on owners who fail to contain their pets. When an animal control officer is called, the county charges owners $10 for an initial “redemption” and $50 for each additional one. According to Hayes, last year there were only 14 such calls countywide that were not handled by local animal control officers—of whom there are nearly 30 spread across more than 20 municipalities. “Our budgets are very tight,” Hayes said. “It’s not to be punitive. It’s just to cover our basic costs.” The Saratoga County Animal Shelter operates with 19 staff members, Hayes said, including seven fulltime and the remainder part-time or seasonal. Lent also called for the appointment of a subcommittee to review disbursements from the animal shelter’s trust fund, which exists largely because of personal donations. Supervisors Preston Allen of Day, Daniel Pemrick of Greenfield and Kevin Tollisen of Halfmoon will form that subcommittee. The supervisors will ascertain whether or not disbursements from the trust fund are being used for unintended purposes, such as to cover operating expenses. Tollisen said it may take up to two months for that review to be completed. Hayes explained that the Board of Supervisors controls all disbursements from the animal shelter’s trust fund.

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Saratoga Springs Independence Party Primary Tuesday SARATOGA SPRINGS — In November, voters will elect all five City Council positions – the mayor and four commissioners - one City Court Judge, and two Supervisors who will represent the city at the county level. A referendum will also be held regarding changing the city’s current “commission” form of governing. There will be one primary election in Saratoga Springs, which will be held noon to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The primary will be open to registered members of the Independence Party, and

all districts will vote at the New England Congregational Presbyterian Church, 24 Circular St. Primary Day candidates are Andrew C. Blumenberg and Francine Vero, who are vying for the position of City Court Judge. Blumenberg is a Saratoga County Public Defender with 10 years of experience in Saratoga Springs City Court, where he has handled more than 5,000 criminal cases. Vero, who was senior counsel with the Harris Beach law

firm, was appointed on Jan. 1, 2017 by Mayor Joanne Yepsen to serve for one year as City Court Judge, where she has presides over a variety of civil and criminal cases and the specialized Domestic Violence Compliance Court. There are currently 1,045 members of the Independence Party, according to the Saratoga County Board of Elections. By comparison, there are 6,264 registered Democrats, 6,145 registered Republicans, and 3,993 “blanks” – or registered voters unaffiliated with any party.

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The city Republican Committee has backed Blumenberg as their candidate for the position, and the

city Democratic Committee has backed Vero. Tuesday’s primary in Saratoga Springs is specifically for the Independence Party line.

Town Primaries Straight Ahead by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY MILTON — Two contested primaries in Milton and Wilton will be resolved at the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Earlier this year, Milton Supervisor Dan Lewza

announced his intention to relinquish the position he has held for almost six years this November. That opened up a drawnout contest for Milton supervisor between incumbent Councilwoman Barbara Kerr and Councilman Scott Ostrander, who was appointed to

the town board this year shortly after the resignation of former Councilman Bruce Couture. The Milton Republican Committee has endorsed Ostrander, a semi-retired Village of Ballston Spa police officer with nearly 30 years of experience. Ostrander reports that he is a

“part owner” of a private security consulting firm called Saratoga International Group, which provides details for such events as the recent wedding of U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Willsboro). In addition, the town committee has endorsed Councilman Frank Blaisdell and political newcomer John Frolish for two seats on the town board, placing road signs with all three candidates’ names in many locations. Another contender, Jim Frey, is seeking a Republican primary victory for one of Milton’s town board seats as well. Steve Bulger, chairman of the Saratoga County Republican Committee, said this week that the county committee typically does not provide endorsements for primaries, leaving such decisions to the town committees. “We support all endorsed Republican candidates,” Bulger said. Kerr, a retired Skidmore College administrator first elected to the Milton Town Board in 2011, did receive the Upstate Conservative Coalition (UCC) endorsement. In a statement released last week, UCC President Ben Potiker indicated that both Kerr and Ostrander were invited to explain their positions on various matters earlier this year at the Milton Community Center. “Potiker thought that the deciding factors in Kerr’s favor were her experience in town government and her

commitment not to vote to override the tax cap for the Saratoga County budget,” the statement reads. “It was a privilege to receive an endorsement from such a serious and well-respected organization,” Kerr responded. “It validates my fiscal conservatism.” According to the Saratoga County Board of Elections, in four separate precincts in Milton, nearly 600 votes were cast in a September 2016 election for Republican Committee members, including Ostrander. In Wilton, longtime Town Justice Gerald Worth is facing a challenge in an Independence Party primary from political newcomer Eric Rosenberg. Rosenberg has practiced as an attorney in Florida since 1994, and he resettled last year in Wilton. He volunteers at the Wilton Food Pantry and maintains an active involvement in the local arts scene, according to his campaign literature. All votes in the Sept. 12 primary must be made at Wilton Town Hall Annex at 20 Traver Road, according to the county Board of Elections. Worth has served as the town justice for nearly 40 years, following in the footsteps of his parents Lillian and Wesley, who also served in that position. When contacted this week, Worth said, “People can’t be too mad at me; they’ve been electing me for 40 years.”


Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

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Saratoga Auto Auction

A 1976 Triumph. Photo provided by www.SaratogaAutoAuction.org.

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Automobile Museum will be hosting thousands of automobile lovers on Sept. 22 – 23. A full day preview will be Thursday, Sept. 21 and Friday, Sept. 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The live auction will start at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 and 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 with famed auctioneer Brent Earlywine running the show. The best food truck from the Capital Region will also be on site. The auction will take place in the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Spectator tickets are $20 a day or $30 for both days and can be purchased online at www.saratogaautoauction.org. Through Sept. 10, spectator tickets are $5 off with promo

code AUCTION5OFF. “We have an exceptional collection of cars, boats, trucks, and motorcycles set to be auctioned off on the Saratoga Performing Art Center Stage,” said auction director Jeff Whiteside. “The event, a fundraiser for the Saratoga Automobile Museum to support it’s education programs and distracted driving safety initiative which grows more awareness every day. We will have over $8,000,000 worth of vehicles consigned and bidder registrations are now open,” Whiteside informed. Whiteside had the goal of 200 consigned vehicles. “We expect a large crowd to attend along with buyers and sellers. We have American, Foreign, Antique, Classic, Exotic,

A 1954 Ford Skyliner. Photo provided by www.SaratogaAutoAuction.org.

Modern, and Hot Rod cars consigned along with a number of boats and motorcycles, all in a broad range of prices.” With a wide variety of vehicles for under $20,000, buyers will have the opportunity to join the “hobby,” and the eager collector will have a variety to choose from, some of which

have never been for sale at any auction before. Bidders have several options to participate; either online, live, or by phone through Proxibid. To register online, go to www.saratogaautoauction.org/register-to-bid or contact Olivia Harrison at 518-587-1935 ext. 13.

Several TV personalities will be at the auction, including Steve Hale of the show History Channel’s American Restorations and the star of Discovery Channel’s American Choppers, Paul Teutul Jr. Steve and Paul Jr. are both available for photos and to greet the public.


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NEWS

Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

A Living Tribute to 9/11 Continued from front page.

tree was removed from the rubble of Ground Zero, cared for and nurtured by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and re-planted near the memorial pool that occupies the footprint of the South Tower. In 2013, a 9/11 Survivor Tree Seedling program was launched to distribute seedlings to communities that site a 9/11 memorial – such as Saratoga Springs - or communities which have endured tragedy in recent years, such as Newtown, Connecticut - in memory of the 26-people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and Madrid, Spain, in memory of the 190 people killed in coordinated terror bombings against that city’s commuter train system. The baby trees are individually numbered and overseen by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Foundation. The one in High Rock is tagged as number 345 and represents the latest addition in what the DPW calls Saratoga Springs’ 9/11 Memorial Park, in High Rock Park.

Interpretive sign for the city’s 9/11 Survivor Tree, which was placed at High Rock Park on Sept. 5, 2017.

The city’s annual remembrance ceremony, hosted by Mayor Joanne Yepsen, will be

staged at the park at 8:30 a.m. on Monday. A moment of silence Continued on page 13.


Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

NEWS 13 Saratoga County Events on 9/11 Ballston Spa: 6:30 p.m. next to Village Hall on Front Street. Dedication ceremony of a new 9/11 memorial which includes steel pieces of the PATH rail that ran beneath the World Trade Center. Halfmoon: 6 p.m. at Abele Memorial Park, 2 Halfmoon Town Plaza. Saratoga Springs: 8:30 a.m. remembrance ceremony at High Rock Park.

Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos. Continued from page 12.

will be observed at 8:46 a.m. to symbolize the time when the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

Stillwater: 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 19 Palmer St.

Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

The Tempered by Memory sculpture, which stands 25 feet tall, was created by artists Noah Savett and John Van Alstine and is comprised of five metal

pieces from the World Trade Center. Four of the pieces came from the North Tower - distinguished by the antenna on its roof - and one steel beam came

from the South Tower. Saratoga Arts commissioned the sculpture. Much public debate followed regarding the placement of the sculpture. Locations in

front of the Saratoga Springs City Center, and at the Visitors Center were considered. The sculpture was eventually placed at High Rock Park in 2012.


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BUSINESS

Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

Adirondack Trust Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase Assets of Sutton and Tarantino Insurance SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Tuesday, the Adirondack Trust Company announced that officials have signed a letter of intent to purchase the assets of the Sutton and Tarantino Insurance Agency, one of the Saratoga Region’s leading, independent insurers based in Saratoga Springs with a satellite office in Ballston Spa. The transaction is expected to close by January 1, 2018, according to an official statement that was released. In addition to its banking operations, Adirondack Trust operates two insurance divisions, the Adirondack Trust Insurance Agency in Saratoga Springs and Amsure, based in Colonie. Sutton and Tarantino is widely recognized as a respected insurance agency that has

“Our combined entities will offer our individual and business clients the most competitive, comprehensive and independently developed insurance options available in the marketplace.” represented individuals, families and businesses in the Saratoga County community since 1955. In the Sept. 5 statement, Rod J. Sutton noted, “I am looking forward to having my entire team of insurance professionals join the highly skilled insurance

staff at the Adirondack Trust Insurance Agency. Our organizations’ shared cultures, values and commitment to superior customer service prove to be a natural and exciting fit for the future. We look forward to offering our clients a broader variety of financial services on a local, independent and personal basis. Our combined entities will offer our individual and business clients the most competitive, comprehensive and independently developed insurance options available in the marketplace.” Charles V. Wait, chairman of the Adirondack Trust Co., said, “With this letter of

intent to purchase the Sutton and Tarantino Insurance Agency we are very pleased to enhance Adirondack Trust’s tradition of excellence. Rod and his staff have provided invaluable insurance services to countless individuals and businesses for over 60 years. Coupled with the strength of the Adirondack Trust Insurance Agency, our combined depth and knowledge of personal and business insurance services is unmatched in this area. We are committed to providing our core values of service, stability, safety and sound advice to all of the Sutton and Tarantino clients.” Over the last 17 years,

Adirondack Trust has acquired Wise Financial Group of Saratoga Springs, Round Lake Company of Malta, Client’s First of Ballston Lake, and Amsure Associates of Albany. The combined entity is one of the largest insurance agencies in the Capital Region based on annual revenue. Eugene Quirk, president of the Adirondack Trust Insurance Agency, did not return calls for comment. Ronald Klug, a spokesman for the New York State Department of Financial Services, confirmed this week that the Adirondack Trust asset purchase would require a formal application and review by the department. Klug said such factors as a company’s capital adequacy, asset quality, management structure, internal controls and projected financial condition are all considered. Most transactions, he added, are approved after 30 days of review. The Adirondack Trust Co. is an independent, locally owned and operated, community bank offering a wide variety of business and personal financial services. The bank has more than $1 billion in assets and thirteen branch offices. It offers banking, trust, insurance and wealth-management services, and originates real estate mortgages, both residential and commercial, and commercial business loans throughout its primary market area. Adirondack Trust is a Bauer five star-rated superior bank. The company’s website is AdirondackTrust.com


Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

Skidmore College Names New V.P. for Advancement

Sean P. Campbell. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Skidmore College has named Sean P. Campbell as the new Collyer vice president for advancement, effective Oct. 16. In this role, Campbell will provide strategic leadership and direction for all aspects of the college’s fundraising and alumni engagement efforts and serve as a key member of the President’s Cabinet. Campbell brings 18 years of fundraising and alumni relations experience to Skidmore, most recently serving as managing director of individual giving at the University of Chicago Medicine. Since 2012, he has led a team responsible for raising millions of dollars in philanthropic resources for the university’s Pritzker School of Medicine, research and clinical programs, Kovler Diabetes Center, and community health programs. Employed by the University of Chicago since 2007, Campbell had served for four years as senior director for the Midwest/Southern Regional Office, responsible for the Chicago Society—a leadership annual-giving program—major gifts, and alumni-relations programs and events in greater Chicago and 25 states. Previously, Campbell spent 10 years in the advancement office at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, as director of the parents and family association, leadership giving officer, and director of leadership giving and donor programs during the college’s largest fundraising campaign. Campbell holds a BA in journalism and communications from the University of Maine. At Skidmore, he will lead 55 employees within the

Office of Advancement, which includes development, alumni relations and college events, as well as advancement services. He assumes his position as the college prepares for the public launch of a “Creating Our Future” campaign in November. It is dedicated to the principles of creativity, opportunity and independence, with a fundraising goal of $200 million. Campbell succeeds Kimberly M. Verstandig. She has served as interim vice president since the departure of Michael T. Casey, who stepped down in March to become vice president for advancement at Trinity College after 17 years at Skidmore. Verstandig will return to her previous role as Skidmore’s campaign director and associate vice president for advancement.

Adirondack Trust Grant Deadline Nears SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund continues to accept “Lend-A-Hand” grant applications from eligible nonprofit charities until the submission deadline of Sept. 30, according to Caroline Putman, chair of the Community Fund’s Independent Advisory Committee. Grant information and application forms may be obtained from the Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund website at www.atccf. org/nonprofits. In December, the fund’s Independent Advisory Committee will announce the grant recipients. The Community Fund welcomes nonprofit organizations to apply for grants that represent new and creative programs. Over the past six years, the Community Fund has provided in excess of $193,000 for 101 Lend-A-Hand Grants. The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund was established in 2009. The primary mission is to perpetuate the spirit of giving that is integral to the quality of life in our region by providing flexible options for planned giving. The annual Lend-a-Hand grants help improve quality of

BUSINESS BRIEFS 15 life and address issues of common concern in the area. In 2016, the Community Fund allocated $42,270 for 23 Lenda-Hand grants. They funded programs in such diverse areas as veterans’ outreach, mental health services, wildlife education, homelessness prevention, youth services, and the arts.

Small Business Grants Available in Ballston BURNT HILLS — The Town of Ballston is the recipient of a $200,000 New York State CDBG Microenterprise Grant targeting small business startups, agribusinesses and commercial enterprises with five or fewer employees. Approved businesses may be eligible for awards totaling a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $35,000. A person of low to moderate income must either own each microenterprise business, or the project must result in the creation of at least one full-time equivalent position to benefit a lowto moderate-income person. The grant can fund up to 90 percent of a total project cost.

The LA Group in Saratoga Springs is assisting the town of Ballston in the administration of the grant application process. The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County will be providing the necessary entrepreneurial training for recipients of the award. The success of this program for small business enterprises is of great interest to the Ballston Town Board in their pursuit of local economic growth and prosperity. Those with an interest in this program may contact Jim Martin at The LA Group at 518-587-8100.

BSBPA September Networking Breakfast BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association (BSBPA) will be sponsoring a networking breakfast on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Creative Endeavors at 49 Front Street will host the event. Creative Endeavors, a Saratoga Bridges program, offers individuals the opportunity to express their artistic

abilities. The gift shop offers a unique shopping experience, with beautifully designed art pieces created by Saratoga Bridges clients that can be purchased. Products include handmade woodcrafts, jewelry, photographs, framed oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings, prints, note cards and more. The cost for the networking breakfast is $5 with advance reservation—prepayment is available at www.ballston.org or RSVP to info@ballston.org and pay at the door. Non-reserved walk-ins that morning are $10. Business and community members are welcome; you do not need to be a BSBPA member to attend this event. Membership information will be available. The BSBPA sponsors networking breakfasts on the third Tuesday of every month at different member locations in and around Ballston Spa.


Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

BALLSTON SPA 275 Scotchbush Rd., $485,000. Gregg and Melissa Stoudt sold property to Eric, Jessica and Lindsay Cruz. 975 State Route 50, $156,217. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development sold property to Patrick and Katie Hart. 764 Goode St., $475,000. Todd and Lisa Kastberg sold property to Meghan and Wayne Evans. 22 Nolan Rd., $220,000. Douglas Farrar and Sandra Debie-Farrar sold property to Tyler Farrar. 18 Van Vorst Dr., $197,900. William and Shirley McClary sold property to Patrick and Jennifer Finazzo. Multiple Locations on Stablegate Dr., Kelley Farms Rd., and Red Barn Dr., $3,686,000. New York Development Group Eastline LLC sold property to Barbera Homes Kelley Farms LLC. 25 Nolan Rd., $270,000. Christopher Culver sold property to Rachel Schwendinger. 66 Beacon St., $265,000. Jo Ellen Crawford sold property to Delarue Fleck.

GALWAY 5878 Greens Corner Rd., $242,000. Mildred McCormick sold property to Nicholas Bottino and Leslie Larson. 1300 Hermance Rd., $290,000. Russell Moore sold property to Matthew and Edie Houle.

GREENFIELD 342 Middle Grove Rd., $310,000. Thomas Merrills, Jr. sold property to Jae Marquis. 74 Goose Hollow Rd., $350,000. Steven Cotts and Pamela Young sold property to Laura Vecsey and Diane Tuman. 358 Daniels Rd., $20,000. Nancy and Francis Kehoe, Jr. sold property to Daniel Smith. 43 Locust Grove Rd., $182,500. Jill Taschetti sold property to Louise Bayer.

MALTA 31 Arrowwood Place, $171,000. Mary Sommer sold property to Elizabeth Hutson and Robert Wolsey, Jr.

PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

5 Saratoga Farm Rd., $935,000. Jason and Melissa Golub sold property to Michael and Aubrey O’Hanlon. 5 Woodfiel Court, $329,000. Michaels Group Homes LLC sold property to Garry and Christine Morrow. 6 Hudson Court, $320,000. Thomas and Tamora Dinoto sold property to Eric and Elizabeth Schriner.

75 Hyde Blvd., $269,000. Edie Houle sold property to Jennifer and Thomas Cummings, Jr. 709 Adams Circle, $326,000. Richard and Mary Reo sold property to Jennifer Hallanan. 642 and Rear Sunny Lane, $250,000. Robert Pastore (as Trustee) sold property to Michael and Barbara Mone.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

9 Springfield Dr., $303,750. Ryan and Nicole Paupini sold property to Carl Geonie.

8 Westbury Court, $485,000. Rita Poulin (by Exec) sold property to Edward and Lori Vetter.

47 Wake Robin Rd., $172,250. Richard Dahlgren (by Admin) sold property to Joshua Haynes.

22 Conver Dr., $407,000. Denise Graminski sold property to Scott and Lisa Ciampa.

14 Willis Way, $419,900. Zouhaier and Maura Taboubi sold property to Nicole and Ryan Paupini. 39 Hillman Loop, $308,265. Farone Amedore LLC sold property to Ajay Ramani and Aishwarya Venkatakrishnan. 11 Collamer Rd., $270,000. Mark Teal sold property to Stephen and Donna Laparl.

MILTON 28 Chapman St., $337,500. Cynthia and James Pritchard sold property to Scott VonDuhn and Carrie McNeil. 403 Antler Court, $184,000. James and Nancy Till sold property to Hunter Feldhaus. 325 Saratoga Ave., $90,000. James and Rowena Lang (CoTrustees) sold property to 2100 Doubleday LLC. 17 Lancaster Place, $167,900. Brian Morris sold property to Cameron and Kellie Fisher.

First St., $675,000. JPSMSC LLC sold property to Katie Elder LLC. 660 North Broadway, $1,450,000. JPSMSC LLC sold property to Katie Elder LLC. First St., $875,000. JPSMSC LLC sold property to Katie Elder LLC $875,000. 1 Hawthorn Blvd, $202,600. David Harder sold property to Sandra Whalen-McCabe. 10 Persimmon Place, $725,000. Mary Curtis sold property to Karissa Sawyer. 316 Unit A, Ballston Ave., $265,000. 316 Ballston Ave LLC sold property to Joseph Deberardinis and Laurie Milano. 200 Circular St., $422,500. Paul Nangeroni sold property to Lawrence Edelman and Meghan Willis. 112 Crescent St., $310,000. Richard Huzinec sold property to Jane and James Warren. 213 Kaydeross Ave., $574,000. Martin and Jill Hellwig sold

property to Ryan Bouchey. 149 Union Ave., $850,000. Stephen and Kathleen Ramirez sold property to Sarah Boone and Larry Gray. 24 York Ave., $385,000. James Caracci and Christopher Palazzo sold property to Katherine and Johua Nemer.

STILLWATER 10 Abel Rd., $283,655. James Doyle sold property to Craig and Kendra Couture. 456 County Route 75, $343,000. Jerard and Donna Roper sold property to William and Colleen Levett. 21 Secretariat Lane, $315,000. Nocolette Pohl sold property to Ricky Jones. 13 Lefko St., $109,750. Judith

17 Ceremuga, Linda Harrington, and Gary Palmer sold property to Michael and Jennifer Matrazzo. 6A Make Your Own Way, $375,000. Kevin Willever (by Atty) sold property to Frederick and Kathleen Chase. 432 Hudson Ave., $240,000. Michael and Theresa Tegiacchi sold property to Craig Hatch.

WILTON 16 Kings Mills Rd., $160,000. June Dietsch (by Agent) sold property to William and Colleen Schnorr. 174 Parkhurst Rd., $309,000. Thomas and Claudia Doeblin sold property to R.P. Andrew and Judith McNee 25 Kings Mills Rd., $234,900. David and Lora Ragazzo sold property to Charles Ranney II.


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EDUCATION

Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

SEDC’s Career Jam by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga-Warren-Washington Workforce Development Board, in conjunction with The Washington-SaratogaWa r r e n - H a m i l t o n - E s s e x (WSWHE) BOCES and the Saratoga County Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) are presenting the region’s inaugural Career Jam on Wednesday, Oct. 25. “Career Jam is a one day hands-on career exploration event for eighth and ninth grade in our area,” according to the SEDC statement. These Clusters are: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, A/V Technology and Communications; Business, Management, and Administration; Education and Training; Finance; Government and Public Administration; Health Sciences; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections,

and Security; Manufacturing; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. A contact at Clarkson University reached out to SEDC and introduced them to the Jefferson-Lewis Workforce Development Board (WDB) who has been hosting this event for the past three years through the Jefferson-Lewis BOCES in Watertown, New York. This will be the first time Career Jam is taking place locally. The closest it has taken place previously is in the Finger Lakes Region and Watertown Region. Ryan Van Amburgh, Economic Development Specialist for SEDC, said “our main goal for the event is to highlight local job options to young students.” Approximately 500 kids will be attending from school districts around the region. “We are working with The Clean Tech ECHS junior and seniors as our volunteers and Joseph Dragone, Superintendent from Ballston Spa Central School and Joseph Greco, Director of K-12 Math, Science, and Technology Integration, from Saratoga Springs Schools as our educator volunteers,” Van Amburgh said. “We are most excited about showcasing the business community and all the opportunities locally for students,” Van Amburgh stated. “Local businesses from each Career Cluster will be present with hands-on activities that will engage and encourage students to look at the many career opportunities and areas of study that are relevant to our local area. We want to provide our youth with this valuable information as they decide what careers

Graphic provided by Ryan Van Amburgh.

and education to pursue in their futures,” the statement declared. “Our objective is to expose students early on to the careers that are available right here in their own region as well as the opportunity to be educated for them in that region and provide well paying jobs

and it’s not really too early for them to start considering what that looks like. So we have some great business partners throughout that come and help us with our curriculum so we thought it would be a great idea to offer an opportunity for all these students to come in and see what’s there. The thing that we wanted to make sure that it was not just one of those career fairs where you get a brochure and you hear about the company but you don’t actually do anything.

So, the intent is to have each business partner have a handson event, so students get to do some hands-on experiments,” said Kim Wegner, Coordinator of Enrichment S.T.E.M. and Career Connections at BOCES. This event will take place in the TEC-SMART building, which is on Hermes Road in Malta. If you are a business or students interested in learning more about Career Jam, visit www.Career-Jam.com.


Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

Saratoga YMCA Pre-K Registration SARATOGA SPRINGS — Preschool registration for two to four year olds is still open online but there are limited spots left. Classes meet at the Saratoga Springs branch, Wilton, and Wesley Community. Students will engage in classroom activities such as Spanish, swim, tumbling, reading, science, and math. It is $1295 for two days a week and $1785 for three days a week, with scholarships available. To register, contact Colleen Girvin at colleen.girvin@srymca.org or by phone, 518-583-9622 ext. 114.

Gear Up for Kindergarten SARATOGA SPRINGS — This 12-week program offered by the YMCA focuses on strengthening children’s reading, writing, and math skills to get them ready for kindergarten. To attend, the child must be four years old by Dec. 1, 2017. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and classes begin Sept. 12. It is $228 for YMCA members and $410 for program members. To register, contact Colleen Girvin at colleen.girvin@srymca.org or by phone, 518-583-9622 ext. 114.

History, Legends, Lore and More Walking Tour SARATOGA SPRINGS — This tour celebrates Saratoga’s Victorian era and the classic Victorian stroll, a high society must to see and be seen. The 90-minute walking tour will stroll through Congress Park, take the waters, and tell the stories of Saratoga’s most colorful characters, beloved monuments, and treasured artwork. -Sept. 9 to Oct. 21 tours will be Saturdays only

Skidmore College Upcoming Events SARATOGA SPRINGS — - September 8 at the Tang Museum is the closing party for Liz Collins – Energy Field starting at 5:00 p.m., call 518-58-8080 for more information. - September 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Davis Auditorium is the Constitution Day Lecture: “Executive Power, Then and Now – The Case of Unilateral Executive Action and the Constitution.” For more information call 518-580-5240. - September 14 will also feature a panel discussion in the Tang Museum at 7:00 p.m. called “After Incarceration – Stories From Those Who’ve Lived It.” For more information call 518-580-5274.

Alphabet Soup SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the Children’s Museum at Saratoga will host a drop in class for children ages three and up to learn a new letter of the alphabet each week through crafts, story and song! This event is free with museum admission.

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Waldorf Rose Ceremony SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Waldorf School at Saratoga Springs carried on their annual rose ceremony tradition. Each year on the first day of school, every Waldorf school hosts a rose ceremony in which each senior presents a rose or rose plant to an incoming first grader. This act is to represent the transition from early childhood to middle childhood. After receiving their rose, each student was formally greeted by their new teacher, Madeline Selby. Ms. Selby then brings the students to their new classroom and begins the first lesson of the academic year. “The Rose Ceremony is a beginning of the school year tradition for Waldorf schools

Number Jungle SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. join the Children’s Museum at Saratoga for their companion learning series immediately following Alphabet Soup. This program examines numbers through the use of songs, activities, crafts, and more.

Constitution Day Lecture SARATOGA SPRINGS — Taking place at Skidmore College at 5:30 p.m. in the Davis

Waldorf School first graders were welcomed by the senior class with a ceremonial rose ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 6. Photo by PhotoAndGraphic.com.

around the world. In our school, each new first grader crosses a bridge to meet their new teacher and receive a rose plant from a senior. It symbolizes the

transition each child is making from early childhood into grade school and is a sweet and beautiful way to mark the start of a new year and a new class,” said Selby.

Auditorium, a Constitution Day Lecture: “Executive Power, Then and Now – The Case of Unilateral Executive Action and the Constitution” which is a debate featuring Saikrishna Prakash of University of Virginia Law School and Greg Weiner of Assumption College, moderated by Skidmore political scientist Flagg Taylor. For more information, call 518-580-5240.

Kids Cooking SARATOGA SPRINGS — Serendipity Arts Studio will host a cooking class for ages 7+, registration is $30 and is required to attend. Kids will learn recipe terms, kitchen safety, and will make a meal to their liking. Theme nights this September are as follows: - Saturday, Sept. 9 at 2:00 p.m.: Handmade Pasta and Marinara Sauce.


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Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

Places of Adirondack Christian Fellowship   8 Mountain Ledge, Wilton 587-0623 | acfsaratoga.com Services: Sunday 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Adirondack Friends Meeting 27 Saratoga Ave, South Glens Falls 793-3755 | adirondackfriendsmeeting.org 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 ballstoncenterarpchurch.org 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, 7p.m. 692-7694, 885-0876 | Bahai.org | 1-800-22UNITE Bethesda Episcopal Church* 41 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs Bethesdachurch.org | 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 | calvarycd.com Church of Christ at Clifton Park 7 Old Route 146, Clifton Park 371-6611 | cliftonparkchurchofchrist.com Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church 768 Charlton Rd., Charlton Charltonfreehold.org | Services: Sunday 10 am Phone: 399-4831 Christ Community Reformed Church 1010 Route 146, Clifton Park | 371-7654 ccrc-cpny.org | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Christ Episcopal Church 15 West High St, Ballston Spa | 885-1031 Services: Sunday 8 & 10 a.m. Handicap Accessible 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 | saratogasynagogue.org 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 | cfumc@cnyconnect.net Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Cornerstone Community Church 100 Saratoga Village Blvd. #8 Ballston Spa. | 664-5204 mycornerstonechurch.org | Pastor Frank Galerie Services: Sunday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Community 2001 Route 9, Round Lake 877-8506 | office@corpuschristichurch.net Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 & 11 a.m.; Eastern Orthodox — Christ the Savior 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake 212-7845 | www.xcsavior.org Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. First Baptist Church of Saratoga Springs 45 Washington St, Saratoga Springs 584-6301 | www.fbcsaratoga.org Services: Sunday 12 noon First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa 202 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa 885-8361 | bspabaptist.org 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 22 West High St, Ballston Spa 885-5583 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Full Gospel Tabernacle 207 Redmond Road, Gansevoort 793-2739 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Galway United Methodist Church 2056 East St, Galway | 882-6520 galway-united-methodist-church.com Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. (9 a.m. in July and August)

Grace Fellowship Saratoga* 165 High Rock Ave, Saratoga | 691-0301 saratoga.gracefellowship.com Pastor: Mike Adams Services: Sundays 9 & 11 a.m. Greater Grace Community Church 100 Saratoga Village, Building 17, Ballston Spa. Pastor David Moore | 899-7777 thechurch@ggccmalta.org 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 206 Greenfield Ave, Ballston Spa 885-7442 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. Jonesville United Methodist 963 Main St, Clifton Park 877-7332 | Services: Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Living Springs Free Methodist Church 59 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs 584-1003 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Living Waters Church of God 4330 State Rt. 50, Saratoga Springs 587-0484 | livingwaterscog.us Services: Sundays 10 a.m. Malta Presbyterian Church 118 Dunning Street, Malta 899-5992 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Malta Ridge United Methodist Church 729 Malta Ave. Ext, Malta 581-0210 | Services: Sunday 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. Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 100 Cresent St. Saratoga Springs | 584-9441 | Services 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. Victor L. Collier Perry Road Baptist Church* 150 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs 587-0711 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Thomas Van McClain New Life Fellowship* 51 Old Gick Road, ­­Saratoga Springs 580-1810 | newlifeinsaratoga.org. Services: Sunday 10 a.m.


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Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

Worship NorthStar Church 970 Rt. 146, Clifton Park 371-2811 | northstarchurch.com Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Old Saratoga Reformed Church* 48 Pearl St., Schuylerville oldsaratogareformedchurch.org| Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Old Stone Church (American Baptist) 159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa 583-1002 | Service 10:30 a.m. Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church* 73 Midline Road, Ballston Lake 399-5713 | Services: Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Porter Corners United Methodist Church 512 Allen Road, Porter Corners,NY Service: Sunday 8:45 am Followed by Fellowship Arlene Schmidt, CLM | Handicap accessible Presbyterian-NE Congregational Church 24 Circular St, Saratoga Springs 584-6091 | pnecchurch.org | Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Quaker Springs United Methodist Church* 466 Route 32, Schylerville 695-3101 | qsumc.com Pastor Ben Lalka | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. River of Hope Fellowship 100 Saratoga Village Blvd, Malta Cmns, Ste. 3 riverofhopefellowship.com Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-2375 | Services: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30, 9 and 11 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 | stgeorge@csdsl.net Services: Saturday 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 8 & 9:30 a.m. St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church* 3159 Route 9N, Greenfield Center | 893-7680 stjosephschurchgreenfieldcenter.org Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church* 167 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa 885-7411 | stmarysbsta.org 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 | sjoegctr@nycap.rr.com 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: Saturday www.Spelcss.com 5 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. St. Thomas of Canterbury 242 Grooms Road, Halfmoon st-thomas-of-canterbury.org | 348-0842 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga Abundant Life Church 2 Hutchins Rd. Saratoga Springs 885-5456 | SALChurch.org Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. Saratoga Chabad 130 Circular St, Saratoga Springs 526-0773 | saratogachabad.com 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 | saratogaumc.com Services: Sunday 9:00am and 10:45am Saratoga Seventh-Day Adventist Church 399 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs 587-6951 | saratogasda.org Services: Sabbath School: 10 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Schuylerville United Methodist Church 51 Church St., Schuylerville 695-3101 | Sumethodist.org Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Shenendehowa United Methodist 971 Route 146, Clifton Park 371-7964 Services: Sunday 9 & 10:45 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 | tumcwilton.com Rev Keith Mann Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-1555 | uusaratoga.org 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 | westcharltonupc.org Rev. Thomas Gregg Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. | Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Wilton Baptist Church 755 Saratoga Road, Wilton 583-2736 | wiltonbaptistchurch.com Services: Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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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 stillwaterunitedchurch.org Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Temple Sinai* 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-8730 | saratogasinai.org 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 | terranovachurch.org Services: Sunday 9 a.m.

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FOOD

Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

From Hiking Boots to High Rock: Saving the Planet with Farmers’ Markets

Lentil Curry Ingredients

Saturdays, 9 to 1 Wednesday, 3-6

* Ingredients can be found at the market

High Rock Park

by Marley Bonacquist-Currin

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Marley Bonacquist-Currin in Iceland

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for Saratoga TODAY A year ago I left the United States in my hiking boots with high hopes of learning to save the planet. Three months later, having learned a lifetime of lessons from a 100 person eco-village in Iceland, I returned to my home country, full of excitement and enthusiasm for doing what I loved and for helping our world by living what I had learned. And quickly I began to feel as though my dreams were being crushed like a bug. I walked into grocery stores full of packaging and plasticlooking produce. After a semester of growing everything but the kitchen sink, my heart sank. I felt as though I had fallen into a dream at Solheimar, the eco-village in Iceland, and had been brutally awakened by a harsh reality back home that people don’t care.

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- Marley Bonacquist-Currin hosting the Power of Produce Club for Kids

Then, an internship with the Saratoga Farmers’ Market popped up. It felt like a match made in heaven, and happily it was, right here on earth. This summer, I’ve run barefoot through High Rock Park on rainy days, laughing with the vendors as thunderstorms and torrential showers have hit, sweated

on sunny days while sipping realfood smoothies to cool off, and been surrounded by fresh produce and wonderful people. When I came back from Iceland to my world as a Siena College student, I didn’t feel at home. At the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, I realized home was amongst the berries and beans, mushrooms and melons. The positive energies and fresh local foods remind me that people do care. Packed from open to close, with kids flooding in on Wednesdays to spend their Power of Produce tokens on fresh blueberries and string beans, the market suggests that there is a generation of people growing up barefoot in the grass, eyes full of wonder, who believe that farmer’s markets are the real grocery stores. As my last semester at Siena College begins, I look forward to helping businesses realize the planet is worth saving through farmers’ markets. I want my generation and others to know that it’s time to get started. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is at High Rock Park, 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October. We move to our winter location at the Lincoln Baths Building in the Saratoga Spa State Park on November 4.

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Olive oil* for sauteeing ½ onion*-sliced thin 1 clove garlic* minced 1 can unsweetened coconut milk (12oz) Bunch of Spinach or Kale or Swiss Chard (Any seasonal leafy green)* 1 large or 1 cup cherry tomatoes* 4 large carrots* 1 cup of mushrooms* (Oysters and shiitakes are my favorites) ¼ cup curry powder 3 tbsp. Turmeric 1 ½ tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Cayenne or Paprika (Depending on preferred spice level) ⅛ tsp. Black pepper 2 tsp. Granulated garlic 2 tsp. Granulated onion 1 ½ cups uncooked lentils

Recipe by Marley Bonacquist-Currin Serves 6-8

Directions

1. Saute garlic and onions in olive oil until the onions are translucent. 2. Add coconut milk, leafy greens, tomatoes, carrots (sliced thin), and mushrooms and spices. 3. Cook for 1 hour over medium-low heat (until veggies are soft). 4. In a sauce pan, cover the lentils with water. Bring to a boil. Cook for 12-15 minutes more. 5. Add to curried vegetables. 6. Serve over mashed potatoes or rice (I prefer basmati or jasmine).


FOOD 23

Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

Hanging with my Foodie Friends

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY Hello my Foodie Friends. August 31st was Compliments to the Chefs last day at the Marion Avenue location. We are looking forward to our new location at 33 Railroad Place in Saratoga

Springs. We will be there by October 1st. As we are down for the month of September, we will continue to write articles about great food and product ideas. This past week I was watching Dr. Oz. I have been truly focusing on new ways to enjoy foods while being more careful with what I am eating. I brought this delicious dessert idea to my Sister’s home for Labor Day weekend – eating it by the shore. All we needed was a cupcake sheet, wonton wrappers, whipped crème, strawberries and blue berries. Add savory filling for an appetizer, or go with sweet filling for a desserts. These are great filled with strawberries and blueberries mixed with light whipped topping...

Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 10 minutes

Ingredients: 12 small square wonton wrappers (stocked with the tofu in the refrigerated section of the market)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray. Place each wonton wrapper into a cup of the muffin pan, and press it into the bottom and sides. Lightly spray with nonstick spray. Bake until lightly browned, about 6 minutes. MAKES 12 SERVINGS

Having fun with family and friends is so important in life. As you know…”Life Happens in the Kitchen”. Please watch as we continue to give you updates on our relocation. We will be located

between Price Chopper and Bow Tie Theaters next to the Green House Salad restaurant. Take care, we will see you October 1st. John and Paula

Stewart’s Shops Wins Best Milk in New York State Stewart’s Shops proudly announces its milk has been named the best in New York State, by Cornell University’s Department of Food Science. The award was presented on Dairy Day, August 31, at the New York State Fair. The recognition is part of Cornell’s New York State Milk Quality Improvement Program. Cornell University collected samples from New York State plants between October and May. The samples of whole milk, 2%, 1%, and fat free milk

were scored on various criteria, including best flavor. Stewart’s milk also made headlines recently, when the company’s dairy products were among the first to become New York State Certified. This program recognizes agricultural products that are local, made by producers who meet safe food handling best practices, and also demonstrate environmental stewardship. The certified seal includes Stewart’s milk, ice cream, half and half, heavy cream, as well as eggs.

Stewart’s Shops’ milk is produced by 30 dairy farms from Saratoga, Rensselaer, and Washington Counties, and bottled at the Stewart’s dairy in Greenfield, NY. Stewart’s trucks deliver that milk to their shops within 48 hours of leaving the farm. “We know our customers care about where their food is coming from. That’s why we take such pride in providing fresh, local, quality milk,” said Stewart’s President Gary Dake. “This best milk award, along with our

Saratoga County Office For The Aging Saratoga County Office For The Aging offers a lunch program Monday- Friday at The Saratoga Senior Center. Come join us for a nutritious Lunch which is served at 12 noon. A one day in advance reservation is required – call 518 584-1621 X3. Please call The Office for the Aging for more information and details at 518 884-4996.

This Week’s Menu Friday, September 8 – CLOSED for the Senior Picnic Monday, September 11 – Meatball Sub, Yellow Squash, Cauliflower, Fruit Cocktail Tuesday, September 12 - Chicken Picatta, Baked Potato w/Sour Cream, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit Jell O w/Whipped Topping Wednesday,

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- Seafood Newburg, Rice, Carrots, Tropical Fruit Thursday, September 14 - Sausage w/Peppers & Onions, Red Bliss Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Pineapple Menu Subject to Change Coffee, Tea and Butter are served daily at sites. The suggested contribution is $2 per meal. There is a $6 fee for guests under the age of 60.

certification, gives added recognition to all our hard-working dairy farmers. It also means our customers can feel good about buying their milk and other dairy products from Stewart’s Shops. Stock up now for all that back-to-school cereal!”

Also the State Fair Dairy Day events, Stewart’s Shops was presented with the Business of Distinction award for its longstanding support of the dairy industry and the Dairy of Distinction program, which honors the efforts of Northeast dairy farmers.


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LOCAL BRIEFS

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 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 bmillington@msn.com or call 518-587-3085. Medical Expo The Saratoga Senior Center, located at 5 Williams St. in Saratoga Springs will be hosting a medical expo on September 15, at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Presentation by The Wesely Community and Saratoga Hospital will present Jacqui Harris from Regional Therapy. For more information call 518-584-1621. Taste of Showcase A special “Taste of Showcase” preview is scheduled for Friday, September 15 from 5 – 10 p.m. featuring food samplings from area chefs along with local beer and wine tastings. A limited number of tickets for this evening will be available and more information about this event regarding location and ticket prices will be announced at a later date. Ghost in the Garden Experience the spirit(s) of the garden. Feel the energy and creativity of the forces of the earth. Share in the spiritual intrigue from Native Americans, Edgar Allen Poe, the Trask Family and other contemporary visitors. Tours will be held in the garden only not the Mansion, Friday and Sunday evenings at 5 p.m.,

starting Friday, September 15 to Sunday, October 29. Docent led tours begin at the Yaddo parking lot and last approximately one hour. Cost $10/person (children 12 and under free). Private docent led ghost tours may be arranged at a date convenient to your group. Contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org for more information. Hunt for History and Horses The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present a unique and family-friendly scavenger hunt called the “Hunt for History and Horses” from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September16 at Saratoga Race Course. Afterwards, there will be pony rides, a petting zoo, crafts and refreshments available. Following the scavenger hunt and activities, free admission will be offered to all scavenger hunt participants at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame throughout the day. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.; Scavenger Hunt and Activities from 10 a.m. to noon at the Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the National Museum of Racing located at 191 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs/ Cost is $5 per person; free for children under 5. For more information or to R.S.V.P. to the event please call 518-584-0400 extension 120 or email nmrpgasst@racingmuseum. net. NatureFest A free fun-filled family day of interactive nature related activities at Moreau Lake State Park on September 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be live animals, information and crafts. Fun crafts and activities for the kids like birdhouse building, face painting, pumpkin painting and much more. There will also be nature related educational booths, representatives from local parks, rescue organizations, wagon rides and music. Food is available that day as well as a silent auction and tours of the nature center. All donations collected will go to The Friends of Moreau Lake (nonprofit). The Friends of Moreau Lake support the Moreau Lake

Nature Center, environmental education classes as well as offering crafts and special events for the park. We are working toward being a Zero-Waste event so BYOB (water bottle & bag) and get a free pin or magnet! For more information call the park at 518-793-0511 or visit, Friendsofmoreaulake.org Walk with Compassion Capital Region As a community, we are taking a stand for children living in poverty. Children around the world face unimaginable challenges — disease, hunger, abandonment, abuse — and we are going to make sure someone is there for them in their hour of need.This fundraiser is designed for young and old. No matter your age or circumstances, you have the power to make a difference in the life of a child. There is no better opportunity than this to inspire friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to unite for a common purpose. Become a fundraiser today, and join us on the day of the event for an inspiring celebration of the impact we have made. The event will take place on September 16 at the Halfmoon Town Park, located at 162 NY-236 in Clifton Park. For more information or to register visit www.walkwithcompassion. com. Bus Trip to the Bronx Zoo Notre Dame Visitation Church is sponsoring a bus trip to the Bronx Zoo on Saturday, September 16. Bus leaves Wilton Mall 6 a.m. and returns approximately 8:30 p.m. Adults cost $75 and children ages 12 & under cost $65. To reserve your tickets, please contact Anne Cadwallader at 518-695-6787 or Darlene Bolduc 518-695-6743. This is a fundraiser for the Church renovation. Hugs from Henry in Need of Volunteers Hugs from Henry is a nonprofit group in Saratoga county dedicated to the rescue and placement of shelter dogs. Our mission is to pull dogs from “kill shelters” and rehome them into loving foster or permanent homes. We need dedicated volunteers to join our group. Please come to our next volunteer meeting at the Ballston Spa Public Library on

Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017 Saturday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. in lower level meeting room. We need dogs fosters and people willing to help with fundraising events. Please email Barb at kerkerb@yahoo.com for more information or if you plan on attending. Genealogy and Local History Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet on Saturday, September 16, at 1 p.m. at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville. Thomas Ruller, Assistant Commissioner and State Archivist for the NYS Education Department, will present the program relating to the five truckloads of state court records that were transferred to the NYS Archives in Albany from NYC. The records cover the years 1680 to 1847 and are now available to researchers six days a week, in Albany. The cases are a fascinating glimpse of the issues of the past, and contain familiar names as Alexander Hamilton, Robert Fulton, Herman Melville and General Philip Schuyler. Public is welcome to attend the HH meeting and program. For information call 518-5872978. The 2017 Saratoga Showcase of Homes Celebrating 22 years of exceptional homes, this annual fall tradition will once again run over three beautiful weekends this September 16-17, 23-24 and 30-October 1. This year will have a total of 17 new home locations on display in Saratoga County. Tickets to visit all these homes will still only be $20. For more information visit. The Saratoga Palio Race Over the past few years, this race grown to attract participants and spectators from around Saratoga, the Capital Region, and across the nation. This event was established to honor the inspiring life of Melanie Merola O’Donnell. This year The Melanie Foundation will be making a donation to support The Senior Support Services of the Saratoga Senior Center which empowers seniors to achieve and maintain personal independence and individual well-being. Support the race and the Center

by running or volunteering on race day, September 17, at 8 a.m. If you are interested in signing up to volunteer, visit themelaniefoundation.com. Fundraiser for After the Fire Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #261’s all-you-can eat breakfast buffet on Sunday, September 17 will benefit After The Fire. The delicious breakfast is from 8:30 - 11 a.m. at 1 Elks Lake in Saratoga Springs, and will consist of scrambled eggs, eggs Benedict, French toast, pancakes, sausage, bacon, ham, biscuits and gravy, corned beef hash, hash browns, coffee, juice. The cost is $10 for adults, $9 for military & senior citizens, $8 for children 5-12 years, children under 5 years are free. There will be at least one raffle, and many door prizes available for our customers. To date, we have donations from Curtis Lumber, McDonald’s (Reaal, Inc.), Price Chopper, Home Depot & Target, with more expected. Saratoga Peace Fair Exhibitors are invited to present work being done for peace and non-violence in the family, in the community, in the nation and the world. The fair celebrates the work being done, educates about what still needs to be done and motivates peace-fair attendees to take action. The Peace Fair will be held on September 24 from noon to 4 p.m. and is part of Saratoga Peace Week, September 21-27, a collaborative effort of many groups and individuals, with information about events and registering for the fair at www.peace-ing.org. Contact Linda LeTendre 518-330-7683 or letendre.linda@gmail.com. Deadline September 18th Feast of the Fields 2017 This year Feast will be held Thursday, September 21 from 5:30-9 p.m. at Saratoga National Golf Club. It promises to be a fun-filled, delicious evening featuring top chefs preparing small plates from fresh ingredients harvested by local farms, along with enticing products and drinks from local producers. Our theme this year is a classic fall staple–squash. For more information visit our website http://www.saratogaplan. org/whats-new/upcomingevents/feast-of-the-fields/.

Send your local briefs to calendar@saratogapublishing.com two weeks prior to the event.


Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017 Book Launch Celebration for Laura Heffernan - Sweet Reality

Family Friendly Event

Friday, September 8

Free Fridays at the Museum National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 2 p.m. Free admission each Friday from 2 p.m. to close through the end of 2017.

Saturday, September 9 Town of Greenfield Annual Town Wide Garage Sale Various Locations throughout Greenfield Center, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Be sure to check out the Garage Sale Map for other events happening in town. For more information call Verna Plummer at 518-885-0349 or email: maplumbob@aol.com.

Defensive Driving Class First Baptist Church, 45 Washington St., Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. New York State approved. Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years and re-ceive up to 4 points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Ve-hicle guidelines. Fee $35.00. Bring a friend and fee is $30.00 each. A portion of the fee goes to First Baptist Church. Registration required, call Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788.

Albany Saratoga Base – US Submarine Veterans Inc. Meeting and Picnic American Legion Post 234, 23 Pleasant St, Ballston Spa 11 a.m. Six Base members will be inducted into the Holland Club. For further information or for an application to join the organization, please contact Jim Irwin (Base Commander) at 518-383-2481 or email: subvetjim@gmail.com.

Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. Join us for a book launch celebration and cupcakes in honor of the author’s new novel - a sequel to her popular debut America’s Next Reality Star. For more information, visit www. northshire.com.

Ballston Area Senior Monthly Dance Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa, 7 - 10 p.m. There is a $5 entrance fee for nonmember. The dance is open to the public and ample free parking. Members are asked to bring a snack to be share. Peaceful Country Band, will be providing the music. Check out our web page, www. ballstonareaseniors.com

Sunday, September 10 Monthly Breakfast The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 32 south of the village of Victory, 8 – 11 a.m. Eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast (white or wheat), pancakes (regular, blueberry, buck-wheat, apple cinnamon), French toast, home fries, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Cost: Adult $8, Child $4 Everyone welcome.

Annual Curtis Lumber Car, Truck and Jeep Show Curtis Lumber, 885 Rt. 67, Ballston Spa, 11a.m. – 3 p.m. All makes of cars, trucks, customs and turners welcome (no cut-off years). Registration 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. $15 per vehicle. Spectators free. All Jeep Owners are invited to play in our Jeep playground and demo area courtesy of Capital District Jeep Wrangler (CDJW. org) driving over logs, rocks, ties, mud and more. Music by DJ Jason La Juene, 50/50 raffle to benefit The WTEN Pet Connection, free face painting, food trucks, vehicle vendors and more. Leashed pets also welcome. For more details visit www. CurtisLumberCarShow.com

Annual Tailgate Party to Benefit Veterans VFW Post 420, 190 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs, 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar with beer,

CALENDAR 25 wine, well drinks, $1 drafts, food buffet -Opening Day Football on big screen TVs, many games and activities including horseshoes, Bocce Ball, LRC, craft vendors, live music all day, 50-50 and other gift raffles. Donation $10.

Elmira, NY Civil War Prison – Death Camp of the North Grant Cottage, 1000 Mount McGregor Rd., Wilton, 1 p.m. The Civil War prison camp in Elmira, NY was called by some Hellmira or the Andersonville of the North. Why a prison in Elmira? Why the high rate of deaths? The purported poor management of the prison by the government will be examined by presenter Dave Hubbard, Grant Cottage Site Manager. Suggested donation $5. For more information visit www. grantcottage.net.

Monday, September 11 Saratoga Retired Teachers Meeting Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Ave. (Rt. 9P), Saratoga Springs, Noon Prospective members, please call 518-587-5356 for membership information and luncheon reservations.

9/11 Dedication Village Office, Front St., Ballston Spa, 6:30 p.m. The Ballston Spa Rotary will be participating in the dedication of the new 9/11 Memorial that has been constructed next to the Village Office. This memorial is dedicated to all those that gave all on that fateful day. The last 2 pieces available from the Twin Towers have been set into the memorial for everyone to be able to see. Rain or shine.

Wilton Democratic Committee Meeting Ace Hardware Conference Room, 55 Northern Pines Road, Gansevoort, 6:45 pm. For more information call Pat 917282-5297.

Tuesday, September 12 Havurah Vatik - Healing Across the Divides Congregation Shaara Tfille, 84 Weible Ave., Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Encounter the international

foundation that improves health and communication among disadvantaged populations in Israel and the West Bank. Dr. Norbert Goldfield, Founder and Executive Director of Healing Across the Divides, will present us with an overview of the foundation’s work that is improving health and facilitating cooperation, with technical assistance and funding for community-based organizations, empowering marginalized Jews and Arabs to heal themselves. Call the Temple Sinai Havurah Vatik reservation line at 518-584-8730, ext. 4.

September Luncheon – Korean War Veterans Association Peppermill Restaurant, 110 Main St., S. Glens Falls, 11:30 a.m. Please call by September 10 for reservations or further information. All veterans who served any-where during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows and friends are all invited. New members are always welcome. For more information contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037.

The Power of Your Word: The Practice of Affirmative Prayer Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, 6:30-8:30 p.m. During this 8-week class, students will explore the spiritually rich and life-transforming practice of affirmative prayer developed by New Thought teacher Ernest Holmes through discussion, experiential exercises and home study. Suggested donation: $20 per class session. Hosted by AlbanySaratoga Spiritual Adventures. To sign up, call 518-366-9918. For more information, visit www. newthoughtnewyork.org.

Wednesday, September 13 Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship Clifton Park Center, 22 Clifton Country Rd., Clifton Park, 10 a.m. Walk Registration 9:30-9:55 a.m.. Not a guided walk, just a chance to walk with others. A volkswalk is a leisurely walk (typical-ly 10k or 6.2 miles. A 3 mile route is also offered) through a scenic and or historic area over a pre-marked trail. Information is available at www.ava. org or www.walkescv.org.

Hands-Only CPR Training Empire State Plaza, 198 State St., Albany 10 a.m., 11 a.m. Noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The American Heart Association with the support of Empire BlueCross Foundation presents the Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour that will teach the 2 simple steps to save a life via Hands-Only CPR training. Each session is 30 minutes, and open to the public. For information, email Marissa. alanis@heart.org. Pre-register at https://HandsOnlyCPR.cvent. com/EmpireStatePlaza.

Grief Share South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, 15 Maplewood Parkway, S. Glens Falls, 6 – 8 p.m. The group is for anyone who has lost a loved one and is grieving. For more information call 518793-1152.

Ballston Area Seniors Pickin’ Sessions Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Free to the public, ample free parking and please bring a snack to be shared. Amateur / or professional musicians, Check out our web page, www. ballstonareaseniors.com

Storytelling Open Mic Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, Sign-ups 6:40 p.m. Enjoy a wonderful evening as storytellers from Saratoga and the Capital District share contemporary, personal, and traditional stories. New storytellers are always welcome. September’s featured teller is Jeannine Laverty: Growing Stories. Jeannine is an accomplished and passionate voice for protecting the environment and for preserving and sharing traditional folktales. Admission is $5. Students are free.

Thursday, September 14 Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room, Noon – 1 p.m. The Rebirth of Caffe Lena: Saratoga’s Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse. This is a free event. For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 518-587-3241.


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ENTERTAINMENT

Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

Native American Festival at Spa State Park Sunday SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Native American Festival returns to the Spa State Park at the National Museum of Dance on Sunday, Sept. 10. The festival takes place 9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. and offers authentic Native American drumming, dance, storytelling, music, crafts and native food. The family friendly event is free and open to the public.

The Festival will feature a traditional opening by Sakokwenionkwas/Tom Porter, the deeply respected Mohawk Elder who founded the Kanatsdiohareke community, and will include performances by the Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers from the Onondaga Nation; music by Kontiwennahawi, the multiple award-winning Akwesasne Women Singers; the Black

Amazing Race in Saratoga Springs Sept. 16 SARATOGA SPRINGS — The city’s version of the long-running TV show “The Amazing Race,” will be held 10 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Saratoga Springs History Museum in the Canfield Casino. Just like on the show, contestants will be given missions to complete, except these missions are each based on historic destinations within the Spa City. The first team to finish 9 of 11 missions and make it to the finish line at the Thirsty Owl wins. Teams of two to four people will be given a set of clues written by members of the museum’s board. Decipher the destination based on the clues; take a picture of yourself at each historic location for review at the finish line.

In addition to bragging rights as Saratoga Springs Amazing Race champions, a $200 gift card from the Downtown Business Association will be awarded to the winning team. Prizes will also be awarded to the top two runner-up teams as well. Each team member will receive an 8X10 print from the George S. Bolster Collection. All competitors get a complimentary glass of wine or non-alcoholic drink at the Thirsty Owl. All proceeds benefit educational programming and historic preservation at the History Museum. Sign up at www.saratogahistory.org or call 518-5846920 extension 102 for more details. Entry fee is $25 per person, $100 for teams of four.

Hawk Singers - an Abenaki Drum group, and Mohawk flute player Al Cleveland. Storytelling will including Perry Ground, Kay Ionataiewas Olan, and the father and son storytellers Joseph, James and Jesse Bruchac. The National Museum of Dance is located at 99 South Broadway. For more information, call 518-934-1169 or visit www.saratoganativefestival.com.

Image captured during previous event celebrating The Saratoga Native American Festival at the Saratoga Spa State Park. PhotoAndGraphic.com.

St. Jude’s Holds Fifth Annual Gala

The St. Jude Gala Committee poses for a photograph during the organization’s fifth annual gala to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, held at Saratoga National Golf Club on Aug. 31, 2017. Image by PhotoAndgraphic.com.

Saratoga City Ballet Announces Open House SARATOGA SPRINGS — Registration is now open for Saratoga City Ballet’s Fall classes, featuring classes in beginning to advanced Ballet for ages 3-18, plus Adult Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Core and more. The school will hold an Open House for all new and current

students and their families noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 4295 Route 50. For information about Class Placement and Levels, contact: info@saratogacityballet.com, call 518- 584-1895, or visit: www.saratogacityballet.com.

St. Jude Gala event volunteer Jason Hofmeister. Image by PhotoAndGraphic.com.


Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

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Adirondack Balloon Festival Set to Take Flight

Caffè Lena Executive Director Sarah Craig will tell the story of a tiny folk music club the Library of Congress has called "A National Treasure," and how a community responded when the venue's future was in peril. The free event takes place at noon on Thursday, Sept. at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St.

Nashville-Style Concert to Feature Local Sister Act and Spurs USA SALEM — Spurs USA, an award-winning traditional country western band, and four local singing sisters from Greenfield known as The Ginley Girls will team up for a show at the historic Fort Salem

Theater Sunday, Sept. 17. The Ginley Girls, ranging in ages 16 to 7 years old, debuted on the stage with Spurs USA at Caffe Lena in a sold-out-in-advance performance July 1.

Burners U.K. Reunion Show at Saratoga Casino Hotel SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Friday, Oct.13, Saratoga Casino Hotel will host Capital Region party rockers The Burners U.K. for a reunion show in Vapor. The show will mark the first time the band has played together since 2013. The show will benefit the local charitable organization, To Life! – a local non-profit which serves a 10-county region across the Capital District to educate and alleviate the

burdens of a breast cancer diagnosis for patients and their families. The Burners U.K. disbanded in 2007, and have since only made two appearances together for charitable benefits, in 2012 and 2013. Both of those benefit shows took place in Vapor. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 12 at SaratogaCasino.com. Ticket prices were not announced. Patrons must be 21 or older to enter Vapor.

Spurs USA has performed at the Fort Salem Theater for the past four years, attracting traditional country music fans and has opened for The Marshall Tucker Band and The Outlaws and features accomplished musicians who have performed with Fleetwood Mac, The Grateful Dead, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and others. Show time is 2 p.m. and tickets are available by calling the theater at: 518-854-9200.

QUEENSBURY — A 70-foot-tall American Flag, a 675-pound firebreathing dragon, and an Albert Einstein-inspired “Professor of Hot Air” balloon will join returning favorites like Smiley the Scarecrow and Pokey the Turtle at the 2017 Adirondack Balloon Festival this month at Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport. The opening ceremonies for the 45th anniversary event takes place Thursday, Sept. 21 at Glens Falls’ Crandall Park and features

the flight of up to 20 balloons, and similarly concludes at the park 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24. In between, the shift scenes to Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, where hundreds of balloons are anticipated to be released in flight. The community supported event is free of charge and typically attracts more than 100,000 people to the region each year. For a complete schedule of events, go to: http://www.adirondackballoonfest.org/schedule/.


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ENTERTAINMENT

Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

Grant Cottage Designated New York’s 24th Literary Landmark MOREAU — U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site has been named the 24th New York State Literary Landmark by United for Libraries and the Empire State Center for the Book. Literary Landmark status is granted to community locations associated with a literary figure, author, or his or her work. Ulysses S. Grant completed the second

volume of his memoirs at cottage, just days before his death in 1885. The Friends of Grant Cottage will hold a public Literary Landmark Plaque Dedication Ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at Grant Cottage, featuring keynote speaker David S. Nolen, Assistant Editor at Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library and contributor to

the annotated edition of The Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. Early-release copies of the annotated memoirs will be available for purchase and signing by Nolen. Other speakers will include Rocco Staino, Director of Empire State Center for the Book and Alane Ball-Chinian, Saratoga-Capital Regional Director of the New York State

Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. U.S. Grant (portrayed by Steve Trimm) and Mark Twain (portrayed by Kevin O’Brien will be in attendance and available for tin-type photographs by Glens Falls Art (weather permitting). U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site is the final home of Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War

Commanding General of the U.S. Army, and 18th U.S. President. Impoverished by a Ponzi-style swindle and dying of throat cancer, he moved to the Cottage on June 16, 1885. With the love and support of his family, his publisher Mark Twain, and the nation at large, he completed “Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant” days before his death on July 23.

Park Playhouse 30th Anniversary Season to Feature “Always, Patsy Cline” ALBANY — Park Playhouse, the Capital Region’s free summer theatre and arts education entity, will expand their programming in their 30th Anniversary Season by offering a year-round slate of seven fully-realized productions.

Producing Artistic Director Owen M. Smith, joined by Playhouse Board Vice President Benita Zahn, announced the titles for the seven productions, to be hosted between October 2017 and August 2018 at the Washington Park Lakehouse and the historic Cohoes Music Hall.

A series of four productions at the Cohoes Music Hall will kick off the season. “Always, Patsy Cline,” featuring Benita Zahn and Molly Rose McGrath, will be presented in October, followed by a holiday production of “The

Home Made Theater Seeks Volunteers SARATOGA SPRINGS — Home Made Theater, Saratoga’s resident theater company, is seeking volunteers in all departments for their upcoming 201718 season. All interested volunteers are invited to attend the volunteer meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11 at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Spa State Park.

HMT’s volunteers work alongside trained professionals, learning the behind the scenes technical aspects of theater such as lighting, set construction, running crew, and sound. Others may choose to work as ushers, greeters, concession stand operators, and office or publicity assistants. Whatever your availability and experience, HMT has a place for everyone to volunteer.

Some jobs require only a few hours’ time for a couple of hands, while others require a large number of hours with many people. Home Made Theater’s staff and seasoned volunteers are happy to teach you anything you need to know. For more information, call 518-587-4427 or email info@homemadetheater.org. You may fill out an online volunteer form at www.homemadetheater.org.

Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical in December,” featuring students from the Park Playhouse Kids program. A professional cast will be engaged for the hit Broadway comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,”

in March, and students from the Park Playhouse II program will present “Little Shop of Horrors” in April. For more information about season subscriptions and show tickets go to: at www.parkplayhouse. com, or call 518- 434-2035 x110.

iLuminate at Proctors: A Unique Dance-in-the-Dark Event SCHENECTADY — After dazzling sold-out audiences around the world with its “mesmerizing” (Good Morning America), “eyepopping” (Time Out) and “stunning” (Broadway.com) displays of visual and musical amazement, iLuminate—named the “Best new act in America” by America’s Got Talent—comes to Proctors, 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 14–15. Music, art and the technological magic of iLuminate bring a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles ranging from contemporary, hip-hop, Latin and breaking; all using the power of light. With a mash-up of dazzling wizardry, spectacular dance moves, fun audienceinteractive games and high-tech

effects, iLuminate delivers a unique dance-in-the-dark event. iLuminate is an entertainment technology company that combines state-of-the-art technology with electrifying entertainers who perform in the dark to create the ultimate performing arts experience. Since launching in 2009, iLuminate’s patented technology has been used in numerous performances by Grammy winning superstars such as Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, The Black-Eyed Peas and David Guetta, among others. Tickets are $20-$45, are available at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady; by phone at 518-346-6204; and online at proctors.org.


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Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

Park Tribute to “The Quiet Beatle” Saturday HUDSON FALLS — The Dirty Harri’s present a Tribute to George Harrison noon- 2 p.m. Saturday,

Sept. 9 at Grace Park, located on Wall Street in Hudson Falls. Admission is free. Onsite parking

is available. For more information, call 518-832-3484, or go to www.hudsonrivermusichall.org.

Indie Rock Trio, ex-Lumineers Member to Perform at Caffe Lena Sunday SARATOGA SPRINGS — Edison, an indie rock trio from Colorado featuring Maxwell Hughes, formerly of the Lumineers, will

perform at Caffe Lena at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Hughes will also open the evening with a solo performance. Tickets are $18 general

admission, $16 café members and $9 students and kids. For more information, go to: http://www. caffelena.org/.

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Open Mic Night, 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022

Jukebox, 10 pm @ Caroline St. Pub — 583.9400

Moon King, 10 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026

Mike O’Donnell, 7 pm @ Inn at Saratoga — 583.1890 Manus Jazz Quartet, 9 pm @ 9 Maple Avenue — 583.2582 Yard Sale, 9 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026 Hungry Jack, Skull Bandit, Arch Fiends, 8 pm @ Putnam Den — 584.8066

saturday, 9/9: Laura Roth & Hui Cox, 8 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022 Crazy Head Masie, 10 pm @ Caroline St. Pub — 583.9400 Becky Walton, 7 pm @ Inn at Saratoga — 583.1890 Arch Stanton Quartet, 9 pm @ 9 Maple Avenue — 583.2582 Freddy Shehadi, Coal Palace Kings, 9 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026 Lost Wages, 8 pm @ The Parting Glass — 583.1916

sunday, 9/10: Edison, 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022 Hot Club of Saratoga — every Sunday, Noon @ Salt & Char — 450.7500

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Hot Club of Saratoga, 7 pm @ Hamlet + Ghost — 450.7287 Tim Wechgelaer & Chris Carey, Acoustic Duo, 7:30 pm @ Inn at Saratoga — 583.1890

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Call (518) 581-2480 x204 GARAGE SALES CHARITY FUNDRAISER – FALL YARD SALE Gateway House of Peace - all proceeds go to supporting the Hospice House, a 501 C-3. September 8 and 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 479 Rowland St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Household items, furniture, jewelry, holiday decorations, clothing, misc. items, and much more.

ESTATE SALE in Lake George by J & K. 20 Philip St., 12845. Fri. 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. – 3p.m.. Mid-century furnishings, art, Barrister book shelves, dressers, secretary, dining table, antiques, Depression Glass, tools. Details: estatesales.net and estatesales.org.

The Greens at McGregor off Carr Rd., Wilton. Friday, 9/15, Saturday, 9/16. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Multi-family, great variety of items. 88 Damascus Dr., Wilton, Lots of good quality items. Something for everyone. Fri. 9/8 & Sat. 9/9, 9- 3 Rain or shine.

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$5 BAG SALE. Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop, 116 Broad St., Schuylerville is having a $5 Bag Sale with a store wide 10% discount. The shop carries school supplies, books, household goods, clothing and shoes for men, women and children. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed and appreciated. Our proceeds after expenses, are given back to Community Service Organizations. For more information, please call Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop at 518-695-4640

TREE PLANTERS (a great family activity). Join your neighbors, 9 am -12 pm noon, October 7, 2017 to plant trees. You will meet new friends and make a difference by further beautifying our great City. Prior experience not required. TREE HOSTS (get a FREE TREE at your house). Volunteer to host a street tree in front of your house. Enjoy nurturing the young tree for the first two years, with special care taken to water during hot dry spells. Questions email trees@ sustainablesaratoga.org Sign up at http://www.sustainablesaratoga. org/treetoga7/ SEEKING CRAFTERS FOR ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR and Bake Sale at Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church located at 768 Charlton Road, Charlton. September 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. - inside and outside spaces available. Call 518-882-6706 or 518-399-4831 for information/ application. Crafters and Artisans Wanted The Malta Department of Parks and Recreation announces the date for the Malta Community Center Arts, Crafts, and Gifts Fair as Saturday, November 4 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Crafters and artisans of handmade items are being sought and vendors of manufactured merchandise will be considered on a juried basis for this lovely event at the Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Drive in Malta. Booth fees are $50 until August 31st and $60 thereafter. Call 899-4411 or visit www.maltaparksrec.com for a show application.

11 Saratoga Farm Rd., Malta Open House Sunday, 9/10, 12 - 2 PM

4 beds · 5 baths · 3,114 sq. ft. Beautiful John Witt built home on 5 ac. located next to horse riding & hiking trails. Large, open eat-in kitchen with center island, butler’s pantry to formal dining rm. Bright Living room with vaulted ceilings & fireplace. 4 season sun rm. 2 master bedrooms w/master Diane Pedinotti baths. Private guest bedroom, every Cell: 879-2347 bedroom has its own bath. Basement w/full office with kitchenette & entertainment area, perfect for inlaw/home office possibilities. Large windows & beautiful views throughout home. 2+ car garage. LA is related to seller. $890,000


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Puzzles Across 1 Hoopla 4 Device for a selfie video 10 Poker pot disk 14 Under the __: pressured 15 Brightly plumed songbird 16 Subtle glow 17 Fastener secured in concrete 19 “You’re not serious!” 20 Typical film festival entry 21 Chocolate-and-toffee bar 22 Loiter, with “out” 23 Cosa __ 25 Wyoming voters since 1869 27 “Morning Joe” airer 30 Central courtyards 33 Ore-rich vein 36 Bumbling sort 39 __ nouveau 40 Angst-filled music genre 41 “The salt-free flavor statement” brand 42 Iams eater 43 Football lineman 44 Withdraw officially 45 Refuse to confess to, as charges 46 Severity 48 Tennis tie 50 Kick out of school 53 Sound of little feet 57 Murder mystery staple 59 Oscar winner Sorvino 62 __ cotta 63 Digital reading, for short 64 Unpredictably nasty quality 66 Firestone product 67 Involve 68 Holy mlle. 69 Mail-routing abbr. 70 Dangerous tropical fly 71 Distress letters Down 1 From the top 2 “I’m stumped!” 3 How music may be sold 4 Some wine-and-dine sorts 5 Misspell or misspeak 6 Spatter catchers 7 Concoct, with “up”

See puzzle solutions on page 38

See puzzle solution on page 38 8 Give the go-ahead 9 L.A. rail and bus service 10 Official seal 11 Seriously endangered group in Mary Shelley’s “The Last Man” 12 It’s pumped in gyms 13 Hint of hunger 18 “Another card, please” 24 Tennis great Agassi 26 Sitcom set in Korea 28 Pear variety 29 Like a cryptogram 31 Pakistan neighbor 32 Justice Dept. employee 33 Creepy look 34 Upscale hotel chain 35 ‘60s-’70s Chrysler compact

37 Lose strength over time 38 Go through entirely 41 Auto ad no. 45 Ward off 47 Space station supply 49 Dairy farm animals 51 Irish nationalist Robert 52 Creditors’ claims 54 Rapunzel feature 55 Muse of poetry 56 Furrow-making tools 57 Software prototype 58 Leave off the list 60 Rank according to ability, say 61 Pre-med subj. 65 Family nickname

Writing the Right Word by Dave Dowling

Accuracy in word choice is a key to effective communication. In your daily writing and speaking, try to make sure you use the right word in the right place with the right spelling. By doing so, its effect will affect your communication in a positive way. This quick weekly tip will help you filter the confusion in some of our daily word choices. This Week: Rare, Unprecedented Rare means uncommon or unusual. Exposure to uranium is a rare cause of lung cancer. Unprecedented means without previous example. They faced a refugee crisis on an unprecedented scale. Dave Dowling is the author of The Wrong Word Dictionary and The Dictionary of Worthless Words. Both books are available from many book retailers, and signed copies can be obtained by contacting Dave at dave.dowling65@gmail.com


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Alzheimer’s Association Blondes vs. Brunettes by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday Sept. 9 at Skidmore College Wachenheim Field, The Alzheimer’s Association will host its fourth annual Blondes vs. Brunettes (BvB) flag football tournament. The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization. “RivALZ, where two teams of women divided to reflect rivalries such as East vs. West or Blondes vs. Brunettes compete in a flag football game to inspire fundraising, awareness and action in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease,” said the statement. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with the game starting at 6:15 p.m. BvB is a volunteer-driven and all female event. Since its inauguration in the fall of 2005 in Washington DC, this tournament has made its way to other cities nationwide. Since the initial tournament four years ago in the Capital Region, BvB has made $100,000 for the Capital Region chapter. “In this seriously athletic, but fun flag football game, two allfemale teams are divided based on the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes. The players, trained by experienced football players and coaches, will be practicing all summer. The Brunette Bombers are looking to win back the title from the Blonde Bombshells,” according to the official statement. Also at the event will be food, male cheerleaders, and half-time fun. Tickets are $10 and kids under 16 are free. After the game will be a victory party at the Horseshoe Inn in Saratoga Springs. The party includes food and drinks, live music from the Schmooze, and the opportunity

The Brunette Bombers get pumped up to take the field in 2016. Photo provided by www.act.alz.org.

to celebrate both teams. Tickets to the victory party are $30 for adults and $15 for kids under 16. “This is my fifth year of being involved with BvB Saratoga. I spent three years as a player and am in my second year as a chair of the committee. Being part of BvB Saratoga is a way for me to give back to the community and raise money and awareness for a disease (Alzheimer’s) that is impacting so many families across the country,” said BvB Chair, Kim Lourinia. “I am so proud of our committee, players, coaches, and volunteers who spend so much time giving back through fundraising, planning activities, and preparing for Game Day which ultimately brings us that much

The Blonde Bombshells are excited to play. Photo provided by www.act.alz.org.

closer to creating a world without Alzheimers,” Lourinia stated. “I am so grateful to the Blondes and Brunettes for their dedication and commitment. Not only do they practice hard and engage in an exciting game of football, they raise much needed awareness by

engaging a younger generation in our fight against Alzheimer’s,” said Alzheimer’s Association of New York’s Executive Director and CEO, Elizabeth Smith-Boivin. You can donate to the players and receive free admission to the game by visiting www.

act.alz.org and going to the RivALZ link. So far, the Blonde Bombshells have raised approximately $27,520 and the Brunette Bombers have raised $25,320. To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease or Blondes vs. Brunettes, visit www.alz.org.


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STILLWATER by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY

“We actually have three kids who are playing that are sophomores who start both ways. Mason Seymour, running-back and line-backer, he’ll be one of the better players as a sophomore in the league. Brian McNeil, he plays offensive and defensive line and he is a force to be reckoned with. James Galarneau, he plays receiver, safety, and some quarterback too,” Godfrey clarified. “This is a group that has overachieved a little bit last year and I’m really hoping that we can kind of live

STILLWATER — Coach Ian Godfrey, in his second year as head coach, and the Stillwater Warriors are ready for the upcoming season. “Last Friday was our first game against Corinth high school. We won 50 to 13, so it’s a really nice start. We have a really good group of hard working kids, we have a nice mix of seniors and underclassmen, they really seem to work hard and work well together. So far practices, as evidenced in our first game, have gone pretty well. We have a pretty tough schedule this year with a couple of the teams this year. It’s going to be a battle to say the least but we’re definitely up for it,” Godfrey said. The Captains this year are Sean Kane, quarterback, Dan Morris, running-back, and Jake Hickey, linemen. All three Captains are seniors this year. “Our Captains are really the core players of our team, so a lot is riding on their success this year,” Godfrey stated.

up to this year’s potential. We’ve got a really good group of guys, we want to compete for the league, we really feel like we have the talent to do so, but we know that realistically just getting to the play-offs would be an accomplishment, because it’s just such a tough league. We feel like if we can get to the play-offs then anything can happen,” Godfrey spoke positively of his team. The Stillwater Warriors will take on Taconic Hills on Friday, Sept. 8 in an away game.

A play is discussed. Photo provided by Stillwater Football 2017 Facebook page, via Converged Imaging.

The Warriors take the field. Photo provided by Stillwater Football 2017 Facebook page, via Converged Imaging.

ROSTER 1

Luc Lescault

RB/CB

2

Mason Seymour

RB/OLB

4

Tyler Paffen

QB/CB

5

Joe Conti

WR/DB

6

Dan Morris

RB/FS

7

Isaac Cutler

K

8

Hayden Brown

WR/OLB

9

James Galarneau

QB/OLB

10

Carson Gambro

WR/FS

11

Sean Kane

QB/OLB

12

Noah Flack

WR/CB

13

Adam Ploutz

OL/DL

15

Angel Hernandez

RB/ILB

18

Tyler Darrow

TE/OLB

19

Hayden Thompkins

RB/LB

20

Michael Ahearn

LB/RB

28

Cody Julian

OL/DL

44

Dylan Darrow

TE/ILB

50

Dan Coon

OL/DE

51

Rhett Mercier

OL/RB

54

Riley Keoughan

OL/DL

64

Max Hems

OL/DL

65

Tim Armstrong

OL/DL

66

Jake Richardson

OL/DE

68

Brody Peacock

OL/DL

70

Brian McNeil

OL/DE

71

Jacob Doughty

OL/DL

72

Justin Kovalsky

OL/DL

74

Nick Campion

OL/LB

76

Craig Richardson

OL/DL

77

Cody Hagadorn

OL/DL

78

Josh Patenaude

OL/DL

79

Jake Hickey

OL/DL

80/59

Jacob Yusaitis

OL/DE

84

Matt Breslin

TE/DE

86

Evan Wantuch

WR/CB

88

Tom Snay

WR/DB

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9/15

9/22

9/30

10/6

10/13

TBA

7 p.m.

TBA

1 p.m.

TBA

TBA

Taconic Hills

Hoosick Falls

Fonda-Fultonville

Catholic Central/Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons/ Saratoga Central Catholic

Mechanicville

Lake George/Hadley Luzerne

LOCATION

Taconic Hills

Hoosick Falls

Home

Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons

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Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

SHENENDEHOWA by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY

SHENENDEHOWA — Coach Clawson Is excited for the upcoming season. The Shenendehowa Plainsmen are the biggest rivalry of hometown team Saratoga Blue Streaks. Their first rival game of the season takes place Friday, Sept. 8 at 7:00 p.m. “I feel good, we had a really good off season of preparation. We have a lot of off season football activities,” Clawson said. This year’s Captains are Michael Sheilds, Griffin Walner, Jackson Haskins, and Jacob McGrail. “Coming into the season we have 10 returning starts and with all the development that happened in the off season, the team came into practice on Aug. 14 and they were fairly advanced then we usually were so that’s really helped. We had 66 kids try out for the team, we have 52 players on the roster, and they’re all contributing in practice,” he stated. “No injuries thus far, knock on wood. I’m a very superstitious coach,” he laughs. One thing that never leaves the forefront of the Shenendehowa communities mind is the tragic death of previous varsity football player Christ Stewart. Chris and Deanna Rivers, a softball player from Shenendehowa, both perished in a car accident on Dec. 1, 2012.

DATE TIME OPPONENT LOCATION

Chris Stewart’s jersey number was retired after his tragic death. Photo provided by Chris Stewart’s Facebook Memorial Page.

“We retired Chris’ number after the 2012 season. Fortunately for Chris, he got to play his senior season. He was a captain; he was a 3 year starter, phenomenal defense and offensive player. Chris had a larger than life personality; whenever he came into the room he brightened it. He would cheer everyone up. He was one of the students that would walk through the hallway and say hello to all the custodians, teachers, and students. It was a true pleasure to have him on the team,” Clawson said. Ryan Fenton, Mark McQuade, Jim Ward, Dan Cafarelli, Barry

Clawson, and Mike O’Toole assist Clawson this year. “Roughly 24 juniors came up from JV and we have three sophomores on varsity,” Clawson said proudly. “There is a lot of excitement amongst the players. They are very focused, hard working group and they love playing football, Clawson stated. The Shenendehowa Plainsmen played their first game on Sept. 1 against the Guilderland Flying Dutchman. The Plainsmen won versus the Flying Dutchmen, 48 to 27.

The Varsity team takes the field. Photo provided by Shenendehowa Football Booster Club.

1

Zachary Brenner

CB, WR

2

Jaden Sebring

FS, WR

4

Mitch Carley

QB, K, P

5

Brendan Belott

QB

6

Chris Cook

OLB, RB

7

Brendan Disonell

CB, WR

8

Devin Disonell

WR, CB

9

Adam Milby

SS

10

Alec Ostrowidzki

FS, WR

11

Jackson Haskins (C)

FS, SB

12

Cole Vincenzi

WR

14

Jackson Davis

OLB, WR

15

Damien Hunter

SS

16

Carson Singh

WR, CB

17

Mark Konye

CB, WR

20

Chris Hulbert

CB, WR

21

Cole Paquin

SS

22

Codi Heidt

FB, OLB

23

Griffin Wallner (C)

RB

25

John Myers

RB, OLB

29

Kiernan Shanahan

RB, SS

30

Joseph Novenche

WR, OLB

32

Gabriel Cruz

RB

33

Jacob McGrail (C)

OLB, RB

37

Liam Cunningham

SB, OLB

40

Harrison Shaw

FB, MLB

42

Cameron Mcnamara

FB, OLB

48

Nick Krause

G, NG

50

Kyle Gregor

MLB, G

52

Matt Bogan

G, DT

55

Randy Lamboy

T, DE

56

Andrew Sweet

G, DT

59

Michael Shields (C)

DT, T

66

Dylan Blowers

T, DT

67

Sebastian Underwood

G, DE

68

Connor Doyle

T, DT

70

John Licata

G, DE

71

J.j. Martuscello

G, DT

73

Hunter Hotaling

C, NG

75

Kevin Fobare

G, T, DT

76

Andrew Weyaruch

G, DE

77

Noah Stachewicz

G, NG

78

Chris Bernardine

LS, C

79

Matt Moran

DT, C

80

Andrew Symans

K, P

81

Patrick Mccane

TE, DE

82

James Schauffert

WR

83

Joseph Carroll

MLB, TE

85

James Altenburger

TE, DE

87

Patrick O'dea

WR

88

Jonathan Ray

WR

89

Evan Gauer

RB, MLB

9/1

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9/15

9/22

9/30

10/6

10/13

7 p.m.

7 p.m.

7 p.m.

7 p.m.

1 p.m.

7 p.m.

7 p.m.

Guilderland

Saratoga Springs

Albany

Niskayuna

Columbia

Ballston Spa

CBA

Guilderland

Saratoga Springs

Home

Niskayuna

Home

Home

Home

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CORINTH by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY CORINTH — Coach Justin Culligan has stepped up this year from assistant coach last year to head coach this year. “Last year we were two out of seven, so this year our goal is to be competitive, win a couple more games, try to get a play off spot” Culligan said.

“We have a couple kids that are back. I think we have eight starters on defense and seven on offense that are back. Our starting quarterback is returning, Colt Guilder, he is a second year player. He started playing for us after week two last year, he played with us the rest of the year as the quarterback. He’s throwing the ball well, making good decisions, running the ball well. He’s doing good, we’re pretty happy with him

right now,” Culligan said of Guilder. The team Captains this year are Colt Guilder, quarterback, Nic Moses, Josh Nolet, and Garrett Wood, all seniors. When asked how practice had been going, Culligan said, “we’ve started out very healthy, knock on wood.” There is a long standing rivalry between Corinth and Lake George/Hadley-Luzerne, who

they play October 6. “We have a wooden Indian canoe that we all share, the winner gets it. It’s a statue and Lake George/Hadley-Luzerne got it last year,” Culligan said. The team started practicing August 14 and had their first game of the season September 1 versus Stillwater. The Stillwater Warriors beat the Corinth Tomahawks 50 versus 13.

ROSTER: Cody Westervelt

WR, CB

Nate Warrington

DE, T

Joe Miller

K, P

Beau Denbesten Brandon Decker Brandon Drollette Cj Hensen Cj Henson Colin Watkins Colt Guilder Connor Smith Dakota Laney Daniel Tracy Dillon Brooks Dylan Riley Garrett Wood Izzac Whaley Jacob Yanke Jesse Winslow John Rose Joseph Gariepy Josh Nolet Josh Ross Kat Brown Keith Bushnell Landon Spring Nate Earls Nicholas Davis Nic Moses

The Tomahawks are ready for the season.

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Noah Morgan

The team warms up during practice.

Noah Wetherby

9/1

9/8

9/15

9/22

9/29

10/6

10/13

4:00p

7:00p

TBA

7:00p

TBA

TBA

TBA

Stillwater

Hoosick Falls

FondaFultonville

Catholic Central/ Mechanicville Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons/ Saratoga Central Catholic

Lake George/ Hadley Luzerne

Watervliet

Catholic Central

Home

Stillwater

Home

FondaFultonville

Home

Saige Shattuck Sam Lucia Shane Tedesco Shawn Tedesco Tyler Allen Tyler Winchip William Fuller

Watervliet

Zach Bovee Zach Freemire

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Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

SOUTH GLENS FALLS by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Coach Michael Hammond and the South Glens Falls Bulldogs are off to a great start this season. “We played Gloversville Friday, we won 35 to 20. We made some very coachable mistakes but they showed a lot of heart and effort for all 4 quarters,” Hammond said. There are 33 players on the team this year including one sophomore from JV. “We’re looking good, our numbers are decent, we have good athletes. They’re hard working, very coachable players,” he declared. The Captains of the team this year are KJ Mickel, a senior running-back and line-backer, Aidan Davies, a senior wide receiver, Dylan Schramel, a junior running-back, and Zach Nolan, a senior tight-end and line-backer. In terms of big rivalry games,

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Hammond said, “You know, I’m not sure with that question and the reason being is that in Class A football, every game is a big game. There’s no holes, in my opinion section 2 Class A is one of the toughest in the state and so you kind of look at every game as a big game. Especially since they switched over to one division this year so we play every Class A school except Mohonasen. So almost every game can be treated like a play-off type atmosphere because in order for us to make the play-offs this year, they only take the top 4 teams so you have to win pretty much every game as possible.” “In all honesty, our aspirations are we want to kind of put our place in with the top national of Class A football. We’ve been kind of on the cusp in the middle of the past few seasons and we’re

attempting to break the top four,” Hammond admitted. When asked how long he had been coaching he laughed, “I don’t like to keep track of those things, it makes me feel old. I think this is my seventh year as head coach. I took a year off and stepped aside for a year in between so I’ve been coaching here in general for 11 years.” Hammond loves to inspire his team and said, “one piece of advice that I always give the team right before a game is, ‘believe in themselves. Put all the distractions aside.’ I tell them week in and week out that the people who are on the field, the people that are at the practices, are the people who know best what’s going on. You take the good, you let it go; you take the bad, you let it go. Because we know what’s going on and we know what we’re doing.”

Players practice before their next big game.

ROSTER 1

Dar Weller

RB/DB

2

Morgan Smith

K

3

Dylan Schrammel

RB/DB

5

TJ Fennelly

WR/DB

6

Ryan Winkleman

RB/DB

7

Zach Nolan

TE/LB

8

Andrew Doten

WR/DB

10

Jarod Quackenbush

WR/DB

12

Brendan Yando

QB/DB

13

Connor Bovair

QB

20

Aidan Davies

WR/DB

22

Kyle Holub

RB/DB

24

Jack Paton

RB/LB

30

Jesse VanCleave

WR/LB

32

KJ Mickel

RB/LB

36

Ben Sperry

RB/LB

44

Kyle Cantiello

WR/DB

50

Joe Bryant

OL/LB

52

Chris Rich

OL/LB

54

Nick Hulka

OL/DL

55

Lucas Gifford

OL/DL

60

Jeff Bingham

OL/LB

62

Griffin Curran

OL/DL

64

Jason Hockford

OL/LB

66

Mike Eastman

OL/DL

70

Ryan Diffee

OL/DL

72

Ryan Durkee

OL/DL

75

Spencer Plott

OL/DL

76

Donald Lavarge OL/DL

78

Marcus Blair

OL/DL

82

Liam Casey

WR/DB

88

Adam Basile

TE/LB

89

David Dannibale

WR/DB

9/8

9/15

9/22

9/29

10/6

10/13

10/20

7 p.m.

7 p.m.

7 p.m.

7 p.m.

7 p.m.

TBA

TBA

Ravena

Averill Park

Green Tech

Burnt Hills

Scotia Glenville

Queensbury

Amsterdam

Home

Averill Park

Green Tech

Home

Scotia-Glenville

Home

Home


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COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN Saratoga Bike Bingo SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Bike Bingo is like regular bingo, you get stamps, work for five in a row and win prizes when you get a bingo. In order to get the stamps, you have to ride your bike. Area businesses and locations are the destinations to ride to in order to receive the stamps necessary. They will also be providing the winner prizes. Prizes include gift cards, candy, ice cream, and many more things donated by local businesses. Cards are only $2 each and are available Wednesday and Saturday at the Saratoga Farmer’s Market, or every day at a number of different local businesses. For more information and a list of places to pick up your bingo cards, visit www.facebook.com/ bicyclebenefitssaratoga or email bikebingo@bicyclebenefits.org.

10th Annual Hudson River Community Credit Union Golf Classic SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Wednesday, Sept. 13 at the Saratoga Lake Golf Club the Hudson River Community Credit Union (HRCCU) will host their annual golf classic to raise money for several charities. This year’s tournament will be fundraising for SRYMCA’s Corinth Branch. “As a charity, we rely heavily on the kindness of benefactors, such as HRCCU, to help us spread our mission and make the Y experience possible for all,” according to the press statement.

To donate, visit w w w. g o f u n d m e . c o m / hrccus-annual-youth-benefit. For more information, www. srymca.org.

Malta 5K MALTA — On Sept. 9 at 8:30 a.m. Malta will be hosting their annual 5K. The Saratoga YMCA is currently looking for volunteers, runners, and walkers to be a part of their team. All proceeds will go to local fire, EMS, and VetHelp. Register online at www.malta5k. com. Email Amanda Brandeburg at Amanda.brandeburg@srymca. org.

Fall Turkey Trot 10K/5K MALTA — Fleet Feet Sports will launch their fall 5K and 10K training programs in Sept. Sponsored by Adidas, the programs combine twice-weekly coached group sessions. In Saratoga County, the first workout will be Thursday, Sept. 21 at 5:45 p.m. in the Spa State Park. Group runs will be held on Thursdays at 5:45 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. until Thanksgiving. Registration fees are $100 (beginner 5K) and $125 (advanced 5K/10K). For more information, visit www.fleetfeetalbany.com and click Training Programs.

Mohawk Hudson Cycling Club 2017 Century Weekend SARATOGA SPRINGS — Taking place on September 9 and 10.

Five rides out of Spa State Park, 100 miles, 62 miles, 50 miles, 25 miles, and a seven mile family ride. Registration includes a catered post-ride buffet and is good for both days. Contact William Leahey Jr. at sld4fun12@gmail. com for more information.

own stick, water, shin guards, and mouth guard. Early-bird registration fee is $50, increasing to $75 after September 5. Contact the recreation department at 518-5873550 ext 2300 or recreservations@ saratoga-springs.org with any questions.

Saratoga Springs Recreation Department Intro to Ice Skating

Saratoga Springs Figure Skating Club

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Registration begins Tuesday September 5, early-bird registration goes from September 5 through October 10. “A strong foundation in skating can produce a lifetime of pleasure on the ice,” said the rec department. Sign up at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. or Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact the recreation department at 518-5873550 ext. 2300 or recreservations@ saratoga-springs.org with any questions.

Saratoga Springs Recreation Department Fall Field Hockey League SARATOGA SPRINGS — Starting September 13 through October 21 the rec center will host a fall field hockey league. Practices will be Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and scrimmages will be Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please provide your

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Register now for Learn to Skate classes this fall on Sundays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fall session number one runs from September 24 through October 29, session number two runs from November 5 through December 17. A free open house will take place on Sunday, September 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for all interested in what figure skating is about. For more information, contact Rachel@saratogalearntoskate.com

Saratoga Youth Field Hockey Program SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Booster Club will be hosting its seventh fall season of youth field hockey beginning on Aug. 29 and ending on Sept. 30. The program is open to youths in grades 3-6, no experience needed. The program features practices, working on fundamental skills, and at least four play days with other area school club programs. The youth program brochure can be downloaded from the Booster Club’s website at www.eteamz. com/Saratogafieldhockey1. Registration is now open and the

cost is $100 for the fall season, which includes a team vest for new players. For more information please contact Jo-Anne Hostig, Saratoga head field hockey coach at Togafieldhockey@gmail.com.

Recreation Department Youth Boxing SARATOGA SPRINGS — Starting September 11 through October 16 the recreation department will have a youth boxing class on Mondays 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is a non contact clinic that will teach proper boxing techniques and conditioning. Contact the Recreation Department at (518) 587-3550 x2300 or recreservations@saratoga-springs.org with questions and registration fee information.

West Mountain Happenings GLENS FALLS — Get your 2017/2018 season passes at a discounted rate until midnight Sept. 30. On Friday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 8 and Friday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 15 West Mountain will be holding their third annual Fall Festival. Free admission includes a haunted hayride, which is family-friendly during the day and scary after dark and live music. For more West Mountain information, visit www.westmtn. net.


Week of September 8 – September 14, 2017

Schuylerville Girls Soccer Scores SCHUYLERVILLE — Schuylerville played Glens Falls and defeated them, 8 to 0. In the first half, Schuylerville had three goals by Emily Vallee, recording her second “Natural Hat Trick,” which is three goals in a row, in a span of five minutes. This closed out the first half. Amy Moreau added two goals in the second half and an assist. Cassie Patrick, Brooke Keefer, and Jenna Watson all had multiple point games, with Watson scoring her first Varsity Goal.

Suburban Council Boys Soccer BALLSTON SPA — Ballston Spa played Utica-Proctor on Saturday, Sept. 2 at Ballston Spa. Ballston Spa scored early in the game, Alex Yerou scored the first goal for Ballston Spa, with them in the lead 1-0 at halftime. Zachary Schuette scored Ballston Spa’s second goal. UticaProctor fought back with three goals, Abd Somow with two goals and an assist. Abdullah Gerow had one goal and an assist.

Women’s Basketball Official’s SARATOGA SPRINGS — Section 2 is looking for those interested in becoming a women’s high school basketball official. No experience needed. Classes begin in early September. For further information please contact: Jim Perkins 480-5262 Ref4bball@gmail.com

2017 Malta BPA 5k MALTA — Presented by Global Foundries and the Malta Business and Professional Association (MBPA) this 5k will take place on September 9. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 8:30 a.m. The proceeds from last year exceeded $35,000 and went to VetHelpNY and Malta’s emergency first responders. For any inquiries, contact Paul Loomis at 518-472-4807.

Saratoga Horses versus New York State Troopers Gray Riders SARATOGA SPRINGS — On September 16 the Horses play

the Gray Riders at East Side Rec. This is a double header with the first game scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. and all proceeds of this game will benefit Saratoga County Sheriff ’s Deputy Andrew Gravelle. Deputy Gravelle has recently been diagnosed with cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. Also for sale will be a Saratoga Horses Strikeout Cancer shirt for $15 with a portion of the proceeds also benefitting Deputy Gravelle.

NatureFest at Moreau Lake State Park MOREAU — NatureFest will take place September 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Moreau Lake State Park. This is a free event with family oriented interactive nature activities, live animals, information and crafts. Craft activities for kids include birdhouse building, face painting, pumpkin painting and more. Also on hand will be educational booths, representatives from local parks, rescue organizations, wagon rides, and music. Food is available as well as silent auctions and tours of the nature center. All donations go toward The Friends of Moreau Lake, a non-profit organization. Contact 518-793-0511 for more information.

Insane Inflatable 5K Run BALLSTON SPA — This 5K will take place Saturday, Sept. 9 starting with the first wave at 8:30 a.m.

SPORTS 39 and the last wave at 11:00 a.m. at Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa. Registration starts at $49 per person and includes the obstacle course, a bib number, a wristband with the corresponding start time, and a finishers t-shirt and medal. “The Insane Inflatable 5K is coming to your next of the woods! Get ready to experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world. Get pumped up for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever produced,” according to the statement. Register online at www.eventelf.com/events/54. Spectators are free.

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge Annual Soccer Shoot SARATOGA SPRINGS — For children age groups seven to 12. This event takes place at the Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and is a soccer shoot. Awards for first and second place for all age groups are given out. Winners advance to district shoot, NYS regional shoot and national finals. For additional information, call Kendall Hicks at 845-401-1794.

Monarch Butterfly Walks WILTON — On Saturday, Sept. 9 at 11:00 a.m. head to Camp Saratoga

on 80 Scout Road for a nature walk to learn about the lifecycle of the Monarch butterflies. The walk is roughly one mile of easy terrain. Pre-registration is suggested. Call 518-450-0321 to register.

Seventh Annual Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life SARATOGA COUNTY — On Sunday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 a.m. at the Saratoga Polo Field in Greenfield Center join the Saratoga CF Cycle for Life to support the fight to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. The fundraising minimum is $150, if you raise more you’ll earn prizes. Register at www.fightcf.cff.org or call Kate Quinn 518-453-3583 with any inquiries.

Suburban Field Hockey League Game SARATOGA SPRINGS — Niskayuna and Saratoga Springs played each other at the Dome in Queensbury on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 4:15 p.m. Final score was Saratoga 4 and Niskayuna 1. At the half, Saratoga had 2 goals by Lindsey Frank and Jessie House, with an assist from Lindsey Frank. Niskayuna had 0 in the half.

In the second half, Jessie House scored another goal, assisted by Lindsey Frank. Grace Ziehnert scored, assisted by Erin McCarthy. From Niskayuna, Anabelle Conover scored a goal. For the Goalies, Renee Banagan from Saratoga had eight saves, Julia LeBlanc had seven saves. Saratoga took 13 shots while Niskayuna had three.

JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes SARATOGA SPRINGS — On September 14 – September 17, Saratoga Springs will host one of five JDRF cycling events for the first time ever. This ride is to raise money for type 1 diabetes. Over 750 participants aged 13 – 89 will gather from all over the world to raise money for the cure. Participants train with their local coach after choosing from one of the seven ride locations. “The JDRF Ride isn’t just a bike ride: it’s where hundreds of riders come together f rom all over the world to make new friendships, experience the unparalleled comradery of the Ride community and raise money to find a cure for T1D,” according to the statement.


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