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Volume 8  •  Issue 36  •  September 13 – September 19, 2013

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Boys and Girls Go For Back-To-Back Federation Titles by Brian Cremo Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs boys and girls cross country teams both won the New York State Federation Championship meet last year— a feat head coach Linda Kranick believes can be repeated this year, November 16 at Bowdoin State Park. “It is a tough thing to do to have both boys and girls do that in the same year, but we’re looking forward to that again this year because we have a great group of kids,” Kranick said. No stranger to success, the


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Community Health Center Opens Spa Battle Quality, Affordable Health Care Set For Saturday by Patricia Older Saratoga TODAY

Blue Streaks vs. Scotties pg.37

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — People who have avoided going to the doctor because they have no medical insurance or are underinsured will now have access to quality, affordable medical care with the opening this week of Saratoga Community Health Center, run by Saratoga Hospital. SCHC, located at 24 Hamilton Street, offers primary medical care, dental and mental health services. See Health Care pg. 7


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Inside TODAY Obituaries 5 Business 10 Property Transactions


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SPAC’S Food & Wine Fest 2013 Photos by Sharon Castro

Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013

Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013 Emilie L. Smith, 24, Alpine Meadows Road, Porter Corners, was arrested September 6 at 1:53 a.m. on Van Dam Street and charged with DWI, BAC of .08 percent or higher, consumption of alcoholic beverages, aggravated DWI with BAC over .18 percent, improper turn, failure to keep right and refusal of a prescreen test. Kyle A. McCarthy, 42, Carr Road, Saratoga Springs, was arrested at 1:06 a.m. September 6 for DWI, speeding in a posted zone, failure to signal, BAC of .08 percent or higher and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Shelby T. Witheford, 20, Fiske Road, Wellesley, Massachusetts was arrested at 1:15 a.m. on September 6 on Phila Street and charged with open container, false personation and criminal possession of a forged instrument. Shannon M. Fontes-Page, 43, Vanderbilt Terrace, Saratoga Springs, was arrested at 12:36 a.m. on September 6 on Circular Street for DWI, BAC of .08 percent or higher, aggravated DWI for BAC of .18 percent or higher, failure to stop at a stop sign and improper lane use. Jaclyn M. Silvey, 27, of 34 Ferry Street, Hudson Falls was sentenced in Saratoga County Court to time served and five years’ probation on September 3 for attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, third degree for an incident which happened in April in the town of Moreau.

Jayme L. Laque, 33, Greenfield Avenue, Ballston Spa, was stopped on Pavillion Row at 4:33 a.m. on September 6 and arrested for DWI and was issued citations for equipment violations. Benjamin R. Pettit, 22, and Zachary T. Pettit, 20, both of Wampum Drive, Saratoga Springs, were arrested and charged on September 6 with second degree strangulation and third degree assault with intent to cause physical injury. Both were arrested for a domestic incident. Clycello A. Lafayette, 38, Wedgewood Way, Porter Corners, was arrested on September 7 and charged with DWI, failure to stop at a stop sign and BAC of .08 percent. Lafayette was arrested on Caroline Street at 4:26 a.m. Christopher A. Anello, 27, Taylor Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was arrested and charged with third degree aggravated unlicensed operation, DWI, failure to stop at a stop sign and BAC of .08 percent or higher. Christopher D. Barnes, 33, Allen Drive, Saratoga Springs, was arrested and charged with aggravated criminal contempt, a Class D felony, part of a domestic incident. Sarina L. Jordan, 28, Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an auto accident, unsafe lane change, DWI and BAC of .08 percent.

BLOTTER Christopher G. Fisher, 41, residing at 264 County Route 71, Saratoga, was sentenced in Saratoga County Court on September 5 to one year in Saratoga County Jail, five years’ probation and ignition interlock for felony DWI for an incident which occurred on January 11 in the town of Saratoga. Edward T. Grabowski, 26, residing at 49 West High Street, Ballston Spa pled guilty in Saratoga County Court to a charge of third degree burglary on September 5 for an incident which occurred March 26 in the town of Clifton Park. Sentencing will be October 31 at 1:15 p.m. Damien L. Williams, 27, residing at 34 ½ Columbia Avenue, Ballston Spa pled guilty on September 5 in Saratoga County Court to felony DWI for an incident which occurred in Ballston Spa on May 26. Williams will be sentenced on October 31 at 9:30 a.m. Lewis E. Parker, 66, residing at 91 Maple Lane, Stillwater was sentenced in Saratoga County Court on September 5 to one year in Saratoga County Jail for first degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, 30 days in the county jail for DWI, to run concurrently and one year of ignition interlock as a condition of

discharge. The incident took place in Waterford on May 26. Frederick Clark, Jr., 50, residing at 325 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, was sentenced in Saratoga County Court on September 5 to two years in state prison and one and a half years post release supervision for second degree assault for an assault which occurred in December of 2009. Maxfield A. Pieper, 33, residing at 1496 Route 9, Ft. Edward, pled guilty in Saratoga County Court


to third degree criminal possession of marijuana on September 4 for an incident which occurred on November 27 in the town of Moreau. Pieper will be sentenced on October 30 at 9:15 a.m. Darryl A. Benjamin, 29, residing at 83 Main Street, Coeymans, was sentenced in Saratoga County Court to one to three years in state prison for fourth degree grand larceny and pay $6,398.97 in restitution for an incident which occurred in Wilton on September 30, 2012.


week in Review

Man Arrested for Defrauding Businesses MALTA — Allan “Rick” Anderson, 48, of Melrose was arrested by New York State Police for two counts of grand larceny for allegedly defrauding two local businesses out of $49,000. Anderson, the owner of Titan Power Systems, was hired to install a Thermal Solar Hot Water System in one case and a Solar Wind Turbine in another and allegedly did not perform the work. Anderson was arraigned in Malta Town Court and remanded to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bail bond. Anderson has since made bail and will reappear in Malta Town Allan “Rick” Anderson Court at a later date. New York State Police ask that if anyone has had any dealings with Anderson or Titan Power Systems, to please contact them at (518) 899-2319.

Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013

Global Foundries Overcomes Last Hurdle for Fab 8.2 STILLWATER—GlobalFoundries overcame its last obstacle to building a second fab campus on September 5 when the Stillwater Town Board approved zoning changes that would allow the chip manufacturer to build Fab 8.2. Last month, Malta’s town board approved similar changes to allow for the expansion of the company after six months of negotiations.

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While GlobalFoundries has not committed to moving forward on the proposed $14.7 billion project, the changes to the planned development district allow for taller and larger buildings with an additional 175,000 square feet of clean room space. Malta town leaders approved a similar measure last month. If built, the second chip plant

is expected to add 3,700 additional jobs at the company, which already employs more than 2,100 people locally. Under the agreement approved Thursday, GlobalFoundries will pay Stillwater $3 million toward the purchase of the closed Brown’s Beach, which officials hope to reopen to the public after it was privatized in 2006.

Primary Election Results Sheriff—Republican Michael H. Zurlo—6,206—51.61 percent R. Jeff Gildersleeve—5,799—48.22 percent (With approximately 400 absentee ballots left to count)

Supervisor for Malta—Republican Paul J. Sausville—626—56.96 percent Peter S. Klotz, Sr.—472—42.95 percent

Malta Justice—Republican Steven H. Gottmann—629—59.73 percent Ellwood A. Sloat, Jr. —423—40.17 percent

Malta Justice—Independent Ellwood A. Sloat, Jr. —15—48.39 percent Steven H. Gottmann—16—51.61 percent

Greenfield Council—Republican Walter Chandler—414—37.20 percent Kevin Veitch—229—20.58 percent Daniel Pemrick—254—22.82 percent Nathan Duffney—212—19.05 percent

Wilton Council—Republican John D. McEachron, Sr.—675—40.71 percent Robert K. Rice—548—33.05 percent Scott R. Kingsley—428—25.81 percent

Saratoga Springs Mayor—Independent Joanne D. Yepsen—136—73.12 percent Write-in—50—26.88 percent

Commissioner of Accounts for Saratoga Springs—Independent John P. Franck—125—73.30 percent Write-in—41—24.70 percent

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Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013

James B. Lesniewski (Lesky) SARATOGA SPRINGS — James B. Lesniewski (Lesky) passed away Saturday, September 7. Jim played football and baseball for Linton High School in Schenectady. He was involved in a number of Saratoga community activities including the school board and the Special Olympics. He coached soccer, softball and his beloved

Pop Warner football. Kids and sports were “Coach L’s” greatest joys. Jim is survived by his wife, Barb; his daughters, Danielle (Dan) and Laura; and his granddaughters, Isabella, Nayana and Lulu. Not being one for much fanfare, there will be no viewing, flowers or donations. In Jim’s words: “Everyone moves on…celebrate life…have a beer for me.”

Judith S. Mossman SARATOGA SPRINGS — Judith S. Mossman, 83, passed away Monday, September 9 at Wesley Health Care Center. Born on November 26, 1929 in Newark, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Sylvan and Sara Schwarz. She is survived by her husband, Allen Mossman; sister, Francis Sattenspiel and

brother, Lewis Schwarz; her children Margery Chessare, Ralph, Kenneth and Ellen Mossman; five grandsons, Geoffrey, Daniel, Michael, Christopher and Cai; two great-granddaughters and one great-grandson. Judy will be remembered for her sharp wit, sense of humor, and love of music and theater.

Elizabeth A. Kamburelis Deveneau SARATOGA SPRINGS — Elizabeth A. Kamburelis Deveneau, 74, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, September 2. Born on July 22, 1939 in Ft. Edward, Elizabeth was the daughter of the late George and Pauline (Durkee) Kamburelis of Glens Falls. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by husband Frank Devizzio, second husband William Deveneau and her son Frank Devizzio Jr. Survivors include her son Brain Devizzio of Stillwater;

daughters Frances Devizzio of Saratoga Springs, Cynthia Devizzio Wittkopp of Clifton Park, Theresa Devizzio Wagner (Jeff) of Saratoga Springs and Elizabeth Devizzio of Malta; grandchildren Timothy Devizzio, Jeremy Wittkopp, Frank Devizzio III, Spencer Wagner and Mackenzie Wagner; great-grandchildren Brooke Devizzio and Logan Devizzio; daughter- in-law Barbara Devizzio of North Carolina; sister Mary Bates and brother Lewis Kamburelis as well as several nieces, nephews and step-children.

Hilda R. Cameron SARATOGA SPRINGS — Hilda R. Cameron, 97, passed away Thursday, August 8 at Wesley Health Care Center. Born on May 22, 1916 in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Robina Cameron. Hilda was educated at SUNY New Paltz, Columbia and Syracuse Universities. From 1966 to 1979 she was the Director of Crandall Library

in Glens Falls. Previous to that Hilda was a Reference Librarian in Poughkeepsie and at the Southern Adirondack Library System in Saratoga Springs. Besides volunteering at SPAC and the Art Center on Broadway, her interests were in creating pen and ink sketches, watercolors and Chinese Brush paintings. Survivors include several nieces, a nephew and their children.


Leo C. Hoffman

GREENFIELD — Leo C. Hoffman, 76, passed away Thursday, September 5. Born in Greenfield, January 25, 1937, he was the son of the late Otto and Beatrice Hoffman. Leo worked for General Electric Co. in Schenectady for many years and later retired from the Tire Warehouse. He served in the Army National Guard. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his best friend, his dog Madison. Leo is survived by his son, Donald Hoffman of Middle Grove; two granddaughters, Heather

Hoffman and Rachel DePaul (Jim); seven great -grandchildren, Nick, Danny, Emily, Michael, Jacob, Maddox and Sammy; and his longtime companion, Mitzi Pinckney.

Jesse Joseph Fortino SARATOGA SPRINGS — Jesse Joseph Fortino, 87, passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on Tuesday, September 3. Born on May 5, 1926 in Whitehall, he was the son of the late Jesse and Dora Mae (Monroe) Fortino. He grew up in Brant Lake with his grandparents, Eli Monroe and Angeline Frasier Monroe. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman 1st class. During World War II he served at seven posts including the USS Indiana. He earned three medals including the Asiatic Pacific Medal: five stars, American Theater Medal and the Victory Medal. Jesse was honorably discharged on May 24, 1946 and re-enlisted during the Korean War and served four more years. Survivors include his three children, James, Diane and Joseph (Wendy) Fortino; five grandchildren,

Spencer and Nola Sheehan of Ridgewood, New Jersey, Madison, Halleigh and Jesse Fortino of Saratoga Springs; six siblings, Adriano (Maria) of Silver Springs, Maryland, Francesco, Louisa, Virginia, Nazzrane and Luigina, all of Italy. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews including Adriano’s children, Marco, Kathy and Sabrina and his closest cousins, Ed Morehouse, John Morehouse and John Monroe.

John G. Gilooly SARATOGA SPRINGS — John G. Gilooly, 67, passed away on September 3, surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with brain cancer. Born on November 6, 1945 in Troy to the late John and Catherine Gilooly, John attended Catholic Central High School and graduated with a B.S. in accounting from SUNY at Buffalo. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Munich, Germany. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Paula Jones Gilooly, his cherished children Kristin Sica (Christopher), Lisa Pittman (Trey) and

Sean Gilooly. He was the adored Papa to Ashley and Liam Pittman and Carter and Lily Sica.  Also surviving are his sister Patricia Breen, brothers Albert (Vicki) and Richard (Charlene) Gilooly and Mother in law Mary Jones. Also, several nieces and nephews.

Joan J. Powell ARGYLE — Joan J. Powell, 61, of Oaks Road, went to her eternal resting place in heaven on Tuesday September 3 at Saratoga Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.  Born on December 31, 1951 in Albany, she was the daughter of the late John Parker and Mary Rivers Parker. Mrs. Powell married her husband Raymond C. Powell on December 4, 1969. She is predeceased by a brother, Johnny Parker and a sister, Mary Parker. Survivors include her husband Ray and two sons, Shawn Powell of Glens Falls and Richard

Powell of Corinth; a daughter, Naomi Farrington and her husband Neil of Gansevoort; five brothers, James Parker of St. Regis Falls, Peter Parker of Troy, David Parker of Schenectady, Mike Parker and his wife Vicky of Morrisonville and Dell Parker; four sisters, Nicki Michaels of Troy, Dorrie Ray and her husband Rick of Green Island, Dawn Bunting and her husband Harry of California and Joann Martioneau and her husband Chico of Plattsburgh; six grandchildren, Connor and Lauren Farrington and Devin, Ethan, Jade and Savannah Powell, several nieces, nephews and cousins.




Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013

A Voice for Veterans: Remembering the Sacrifice by Jackie Kingsland Saratoga TODAY

Since that fateful day, September 11, 2001 when the U.S. faced unscrupulous attacks initiated from foreign lands, has caused this nation, its security and the citizens to forever change. As more than a decade has passed now, the effects of the harrowing event will linger in our hearts and minds. The United States military has deployed service members multiple times, families have been separated from their loved ones and tragically many individuals have made the ultimate sacrifice. Notwithstanding and appreciating the countless days and months of dedication that several volunteers and civilian workers willingly offered for recovery, cleaning and rebuilding, it is our nation’s service members which endured 12 years of relenting tours of duty overseas. Many troops return with the challenges of posttraumatic stress disorder and reintegrating back into society, finding gainful employment and becoming familiar again with their relationships, lives and work environment.

New friendships have been formed and non-profit organizations created to provide support to our veterans and the loved ones of these military members have been touched so deeply, many began finding creative opportunities to educate the importance of honoring those who have served our country. For instance, a true story unwritten by myself and well worth sharing below, about a teacher, the daughter of a World War II Prisoner of War (POW), who demonstrates to her students the gratitude and significance for the service and sacrifice to this country. Even if you have seen this before, it’s time well spent to review again: ‘In September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a history teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock, did something not to be forgotten. With the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks in her classroom. When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that

there were no desks. “Ms. Cothren, where are our desks?” She replied, “You can’t have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.” They thought, ‘Well, maybe it’s our grades.’  “No,” she said. ‘Maybe it’s our behavior.’ She told them, “No, it’s not even your behavior.” And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period. Still no desks in the classroom. Kids called their parents to tell them what was happening and by early afternoon television news crews had started gathering at the school to  report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room. The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the desk-less classroom, Martha Cothren  said, “Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he or she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you.” At this point, the teacher went over to the door of her  classroom and opened it. Twenty-seven U.S. Veterans, all in uniform, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the school desks in rows and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall. By the time the last soldier had set the final desk

in place, those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned. Martha said, “You didn’t earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. They went halfway around the world, giving up their  education and interrupting their careers and families so you  could have the freedom you have. Now, it’s up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. Don’t ever forget it.” Let’s thank some of the local organizations and colleges making a difference with their commitment and dedication to support our veterans: Patriot Hills of New York, VFW Post 420, Operation Adopta-Soldier, Empire State College, and Saratoga Rural Preservation Company. Thank you for your tireless efforts assisting with the transition and reintegration of our troops and their families; providing a place for veterans to gather and secure their rights and benefits for serving; for sending care packages, letters and a taste of home to deployed service members; offering tuition discounts, programs and services to military students and their families; and for providing training assistance and housing to homeless veterans. Also, thank you to my veteran,

Kevin, for your 25-plus years of dedication, military service and resilience, and for the sacrifices you made serving in three wars. And as always, thank you to all of our veterans and families for all you do. See you next month here at Saratoga TODAY. Editor’s Note: According to and a representative of Joe T. Robinson High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, the event did happen. In 2005, military history teacher Martha Cothren did have all the desks removed from the classroom and did have veterans bring them in at the end of the day. An interviewer wrote that Cothren regularly has veterans visit her classroom; it is one of the ways she teaches her course on the history of World War II and the Vietnam War. In 2008, presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told the story during his campaign. Snopes said that some correspondents who identified themselves as former students at Joe T. Robinson High School who were present in Martha Cothren’s class that day have maintained that the account given by Governor Huckabee was somewhat embellished—they do say the number of veterans who visited their class was not as high as stated and those veterans were not in uniform. Nevertheless, her actions that day got the message across to the students.

Costume Drive Takes Spook Out of Spending for Struggling Families SARATOGA SPRINGS – Halloween just got a little less scary for struggling parents who feared the cost of buying a new costume for their little monsters. For a third year in a row, Comic Depot in Wilton Mall and Franklin Community Center are working together to help local families get the costumes they need, hoping to make it a win-win for people who have old costumes to donate and distributing them to people who may be on a limited budget. The costume collaboration allows donors to drop off gently-used costumes to pass on the Halloween spirit, or folks can even purchase new costumes to donate, allowing local kids to experience far more treats than tricks, this year. Donations of wigs, make up, accessories are also greatly appreciated. Costumes can be donated

during mall hours at Comic Depot (near the Ruby Tuesday entrance) until Sunday October 20. Franklin Community Center will distribute vouchers to the families they serve, giving them an opportunity to peruse the costumes before Halloween to see if they can find the perfect fit. Franklin Community Center is a non-profit human service agency serving less fortunate children and families in Saratoga County for nearly 30 years. Comic Depot is a family run business that has been operating in our area for the past nine years and is a one-stop shop for everything comic books, with a vested interest in the local community. The two have been partnering for several years to make a difference. For more information visit or

Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013

Health Care Now Available continued from page 1

Saratoga Palio Half Marathon Rolling Road Closures In conjunction with the Saratoga Springs Police Department, the southbound lane of Broadway from Van Dam Street to the intersection of Crescent Avenue and Route 9 will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.High Rock Avenue from Circular Street to Lake Avenue will be closed from 7 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. (local traffic only). Parking will also be suspended these same routes beginning at 6 a.m. “No Parking” signs will be posted. It is suggested between these hours to avoid Exit 13 both southbound and northbound and Exit 15 southbound. Expect significant traffic delays and stoppage if using these exits. See for a complete listing of closures and alternative routes.

Community Medical Center opened this week offering patients access to low cost medical, dental and mental health care for people without insurance or who are underinsured. Pictured are staff members, left to right, program director Kathy McNeice, Dr. Renee Rodriguez, Dr. Sophia Monsour, Dr. Barbara Ramos and Lisa Wilbur.

“We opened officially on Tuesday,” said Dr. Renee Rodriguez, director of the Center. “We have had people coming in already for health screenings and people are calling to find out more about us.” The Center serves patients regardless of their ability to pay and helps those without health insurance apply for free and low-cost coverage. SCHC was built to relieve the emergency room of patients who turn to them for non-emergency medical care, as well as give people who have not gone to a doctor because they can afford it or they are under-insured a place to finally get their medical needs cared for. The Center became a reality for Saratoga County residents through fundraising—the Saratoga Foundation raised the majority of the money necessary to operate it— nearly $3 million. Dr. Rodriguez explained that SCHC will work to build relationships between the doctors and patients and by providing a “patient navigator” who will help new patients through the paperwork process and finding other resources they may need. Patients, who have no insurance, may qualify for the Child and Family Health Plus program, Medicare or Medicaid.

Continuing, she said that if they don’t qualify for any of those programs, Saratoga Hospital also has a financial assistance program that may be able to get them medical coverage on a sliding-scale based plan. But, she said, patients do not need to worry about the initial paperwork if they need medical care. “They need to just come in and get their health needs met first,” continued Dr. Rodriguez. “Then afterwards they can meet with a social worker here to see what documents they need. The goal is to get the patient hooked up with as much as they qualify for.” Kathy McNeice, program director at the Center, pointed out that SCHS was not for emergencies or medical issues that need immediate care, nor is a clinic. Appointments are necessary, but some same day services can be offered if there is an opening on the day’s schedule. “If someone is sick and in need of immediate medical care, they need to go to the emergency room or urgent care,” explained McNeice. “If they are looking to establish with a primary care physician, we are more than happy to work with them.” Once a patient comes in, they will be seen by a primary care doctor who will evaluate what their medical needs are.

“Everyone enters through our primary care and we assess what their needs are,” said Dr. Rodriguez. “I find that once [new patients] have interaction with a provider, they recognize how important it is [to take care of their medical needs.” After the patient sees the doctor, the Center will help them find what programs they may qualify for in order to meet their medical, dental or mental health needs, The medical team includes Dr. Rodriguez, who practices family medicine; Alexander Cardiel, M.D., internal medicine; Sarah Fox, D.D.S., dentistry; Sophia Anna Monsour, D.O., psychiatry; and McNeice. “This center has enormous potential to change patients’ lives for the better,” said Dr. Rodriguez. “For many, the Community Health Center offers the first opportunity to have a relationship with a primary care provider and to reap the long-term benefits of routine, preventive care.” The Community Health Center is open Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (518) 886-5600.




Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013

Shelters of Saratoga In Need Of Food Donations by Brian Cremo Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Shelters of Saratoga, the only co-ed shelter in Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties, is in need of donations for what is now a pantry very low on food. “Usually I have until the end of October, but we opened a new shelter last year, so with the two shelters we’re really needing a lot of food,” said Bonnie Potter, Shelters

of Saratoga (SOS) house manager. “And I think our donations are down now too.” Whether it’s due to the economy or more people being away on vacation, the minimal donations have left the shelves in the cupboards more bare than years past. This time of year is particularly tough on the shelter. “Once September, October comes around is when we’ve really exhausted almost everything,” Potter said. “The way grants are being

cut and the economy is really bad, it’s hard to get grants to fulfill the amount of food that we have to buy.” There are currently 31 residents in the two houses, 18 in one and 13 in the other, who usually are able to have three meals a day on weekends and two meals a day during the week. On Thursday, SOS Director of Marketing and Development Cindy Harrington held a community lunch to educate people on the shelter. “It’s not just a place where people sleep,” said Potter, who has come across people living in Saratoga who aren’t aware of the shelter. “They get case management and things like that to help them find jobs.” To be a SOS resident, you have to be over the age of 18, sober and looking for a job if you don’t have one. Residents also have to meet with a case manager at least once or twice a week, as they will also be able to review medical options and search for alternative housing. “While they’re here, if they have a job, even if they work the night shift, they can come and sleep during the day,” Potter said. “I tell people not to judge because it could be anybody, especially with the economy the way it is. We have people from all

Bonnie Potter reaches to place cans of food on the almost bare shelves of Shelters of Saratoga. Photo by Brian Cremo

Shelters of Saratoga Top Needs

Bread, Coffee, Powdered Creamer, Sugar, Stewart’s Milk Cards, Grocery Store Gift Cards For Meals, Spices, Can Soup, Tuna, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Cereal, Cooking Oil, Instant Drinks, Spaghetti Sauce, Canned Tomatoes, Twin Blankets & Pillows walks of life. We had someone with a master’s degree one time come in. We’ve had people who lost their jobs or [are residents] for health reasons.”

The shelter seldom sees bread donations, which they used to get a lot more of. Stewart’s milk cards See Food Pantry pg. 19

City Hears Hotel Proposal SARATOGA SPRINGS – While planning board members were initially happy with plans to build a sixstory, 159-room luxury hotel and grand ballroom on top of the historic Rip Van Dam that were presented last February, they are now expressing dissatisfaction with one point that is proving difficult to navigate—traffic. Saratoga Springs Planning board chair, Clifford Van Wagner told representatives from Merlin Development Company, owned by Bruce Levinsky, that too much thought had gone into design and none into the issue of traffic on the congested Washington Street

which is used by truck traffic trying to negotiate through town. By May, planning board members expressed concern that not enough attention was being paid to traffic and parking for the hotel. At Wednesday night’s planning board meeting, Anthony Stellato, representing Merlin Development, presented new plans to board members that included a three-story parking garage that would be located on Hamilton Street and would utilize valet parking for guests. The garage would have 207 parking spaces. Guests See Traffic pg. 19

Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013

Letters To the Editor Dear Editor,

The Malta Business & Professional Association would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in the 4th annual Malta 5K Race on September 7. We at the MBPA are truly appreciative of all of the runners who came out to support our local veterans from the VETHelp/Saratoga Rural Preservation Council and the Town of Malta first responders— race participants increased from 426 finishers last year to 614 finishers this year. The Malta 5K raised $30,000 which will be distributed to the Saratoga Rural Preservation Company/VETHelp in Ballston Spa, Malta Ridge Fire Department, Round Lake Fire Department and the Malta Ambulance Corp. The check distribution will take place at GlobalFoundries in October. We would also like to convey special thanks to GlobalFoundries, who was the race title sponsor. GlobalFoundries has asked us to express their appreciation to all of our veterans and first responders and feels privileged to have participated in an event honoring America’s heroes. We would like to extend our gratitude, as well, to all of the race sponsors Title sponsor was GlobalFoundries who was kind enough to not only be the title sponsor but to let the runners onto their property for a firsthand view of Fab 8. Our Platinum sponsors were Boot Camp Challenge, Adirondack Trust, Five Pines Photography, Turner, AirLiquide, Total Facility Solutions, Rock Your Fitness, Malta Medical and Gilbane Building Company. Our Gold Sponsors were CT Male, Coffee News, Key Bank Mazzone Hospitality, Recovery Sports Grill, State Farm-Dan Wagner and Mike McGillian Agency, Price Chopper, nfrastructure, Sterling Manor Financial, HT Lyons, M&W Group, Saratoga Mama, Saratoga Regional Y, Firecracker 4, Healthy Living Market, Lemire Johnson, Pike and the Ballston Journal. Congratulations to Team Triple Threat (Bootcamp Challenge, Rock Your Fitness, The Revolution) for narrowly beating Global Foundries in the team participant competition. A special thanks to all the committee members that spent endless hours helping prepare for this race.

Without their effort, the race could not have succeeded. Also thank you to the over 50 volunteers who showed up to support the runners get signed up and navigate the scenic course. We look forward to seeing everyone September 6, 2014 to once

again give back to our vets and EMS first responders. For more information regarding the Malta 5K, please go to or Paul Loomis, Race Director Malta



Upcoming Town Meetings Town of Ballston: Ballston Town Hall  323 Charlton Road  (518) 885-8502 09/25: Planning Board, 7:30 p.m. Village of Ballston Spa: 66 Front Street (518) 885-5711 09/23: Board of Trustees, 7:30 p.m. Town of Greenfield: 7 Wilton Road (518) 893-7432 09/24: Planning Board, 7 p.m. Town of Malta: 2540 Route 9 (518) 899-2818 09/17: Planning board, 6:30 p.m. Town of Milton: 503 Geyser Road (518) 885-9220 09/18: Town Board, 7 p.m. 09/26: Zoning Board, 7 p.m. City of Saratoga Springs: 474 Broadway (518) 587-3550 09/16: Zoning Board, 7 p.m.


Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013

Physical Therapist to Pen New Column by Patricia Older Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Local physical therapy specialist Matthew Goodmoote will soon be trying his hand, or shall we say pen, in a new venture—he will be writing a column for Saratoga TODAY in the special monthly section, Families TODAY on the different aspects of physical therapy and orthopedic conditions. Goodmoote, who opened his second location in May—he has one in Saratoga Springs and one in Gloversville, which has been open since 2004—is one of just over 300 physical therapists worldwide who have been certified through the

McKenzie Institute. The McKenzie Method, Goodmoote explained, is more than extension exercises, but is in fact, a comprehensive approach to spine issues based on particular principles and details that when understood and followed accordingly, prove to be quite successful. “The McKenzie Method is assessment, as well as technique,” explained Goodmoote, noting that the method uses a comprehensive and step-by-step process to evaluate a patient’s problem. “The Method is extremely effective in that we use assessment as well as technique, and then I teach the patients techniques to alleviate the pain.”

Unique to the McKenzie Method is a comprehensive and logical step-by-step process to evaluate the patient’s problem quickly. This mechanical examination can “classify” most patient conditions by the level of pain or limitation that results from certain movements or positions. A McKenzie assessment can eliminate the need for expensive and/or invasive procedures. Goodmoote, who also does presentation and speech engagements on back and neck pain, balance and gait, as well as other physical therapy topics, said he has been seeing a lot of issues dealing with foot and back pain. He noted that the goal of physical therapy is to get the patient active again without pain and to teach them how to move and balance so they do not reinjure themselves. “For example, if you have an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), my job is to show you how to do the exercises properly to strengthen the knee muscles and

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exercises on how to balance,” said Goodmoote. Goodmoote, whose office is at 3 Maple Dell in Saratoga Springs, is open five days a week at his Saratoga office and Tuesday and Thursday mornings at his Gloversville facility. He also accepts all major insurances. For more information or to make an appointment, call (518) 306-6894.

New Family Practice Physician

Town of Saratoga: 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville (518) 695-3644 09/25: Planning Board, 7:30 p.m. Village of Schuylerville: 35 Spring Street (518) 695-3881 09/16: Planning Board, 6:30 p.m. Town of Stillwater: 881 N. Hudson Avenue Stillwater, NY 12170 (518) 664-6148 09/16: Planning Board, 7 p.m. 09/17: Board of Trustees, 7 p.m. 09/19: Town Board, 7 p.m. Town of Wilton: 22 Traver Road (518) 587-1939 09/18: Planning Board, 6:30 p.m. Saratoga County Board of Supervisors: 40 McMaster St, #1 Ballston Spa, NY 12020 (518) 885-2240 event

Dr. Andrea Yolanda Carrasco

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Hospital recently welcomed Dr. Andrea Yolanda Carrasco, Family Practice, to Saratoga Family Physicians at Malta. Carrasco received her medical degree from the Universidad de la Frontera School of Medicine in Temuco, Chile. She completed both an internship and residency at St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady. Carrasco is board certified in family practice, and will be in practice at 6 Medical Park Drive, suite 206, located on the second floor of Malta Med Emergent Care in Malta. For more information or an appointment, call (518) 289-2718.

Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013



Two New Employees Join Fingerpaint SARATOGA SPRINGS – Two more employees joined Fingerpaint—Ashleigh Nolan to its account service team and John Lenss to its project management team. Ashleigh Nolan joins Fingerpaint’s account service team after earning her master’s degree in communication from the University at Albany. No stranger

to the agency, Nolan completed a graduate internship at Fingerpaint, where she contributed her marketing talents to accounts including Glens Falls Hospital, Upsher-Smith and Emma Willard School and was instrumental in the creation, implementation and analysis of quantitative and qualitative research studies. Nolan also has a bachelor’s degree in communication from the

Lia Auto Group Purchases Saratoga Nissan SARATOGA SPRINGS – Lia Nissan purchased Saratoga Nissan at Exit 13 bringing the number of the fast-growing dealership to a total of 18 in the Albany area, with three of them Lia Nissan dealerships. Lia Nissan of Saratoga opened in the 30,000 square-foot building at 2906 Route 9 on September 10. Considered one of the top 100 auto groups in the country, Lia Auto Group, based in Albany, has been in business over 30 years and employs over 1,100 people and according to the Business Review, generated $303 million in revenue in the Capital District and $623 million nationwide. Owned by William Lia, the company sells new and used vehicles, offering cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans; as well as parts and services. The company sells the vehicles

through its showrooms, dealers as well as online. Founded in 1979, Lia Auto Group has locations in Saratoga Springs, Brewster, Schenectady, Albany, Williamsville, Latham and Colonie; as well as in Wilbraham and Northampton, Massachusetts and Hartford and Enfield in Connecticut. Prior to Lia’s purchase, Nissan of Saratoga been embroiled in a number of legal problems in recent years. A number of customers complained that they had been sold maintenance plans they were unaware of or that were useless. Some customers filed lawsuits against the company, alleging their signatures had been forged on the documents. Last year the dealership was raided by police and business records were seized.

University at Albany. After eight years with FutureMedia Interactive, John Lenss joins Fingerpaint’s project management team. At FutureMedia Interactive, Lenss handled daily business operations from project scoping and production planning to issue tracking and quality assurance. While there, he managed a team of designers and programmers; developed and maintained project plans, timelines and budgets; and ensured adherence to industry best practices. Lenss graduated from American University and holds a bachelor’s degree in multimedia development and design.

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Saratoga Paint and Sip Studio Opens Latham Studio LATHAM – Saratoga Paint and Sip Studio, the Capital Region’s favorite place to paint and create, opened their second location at Newton Plaza in Latham on Thursday, September 5. A grand opening party and open house—with fabulous giveaways—will follow on Saturday, September 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. “People travel to our Saratoga Springs studio from as far as Montreal and Connecticut just to paint and sip with us, not to

mention the people we meet from all over our region,” said Catherine Hover, Saratoga Paint and Sip Studio’s owner. “I’m excited that we’ll have an alternative to our thriving downtown Saratoga location!” At Saratoga Paint and Sip, the most fun and relaxing place to get creative, a local artist instructs you through an original work of art— and you have the option of drinking an inspirational glass of wine or beer! They provide the paint,

canvas, brushes, apron, and an artist’s step-by-step instruction. You leave with an inspired, one-of-akind masterpiece, painted by you. Potential and returning artists can reserve seats for the Latham or Saratoga Springs locations on the website, Seats are also available for the September 21st Grand Opening Party in Latham! The studio recommends registering for classes at least two weeks in advance as events frequently sell out.


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And now...



Leah’s Cakery, Round lake Shower Cake ($35 Value) Talia Hargett

Another great event by

Pig N’ Whistle at the Grove Gift, Burnt Hills Dinner for two ($40 Value) Whitney Blair Jonathon Reid Menswear, Wilton Mall $50 Gift Certificates Lauren Rapsard Chris Bagarose The Ice Man $50 Gift Certificates Amanda Clarke Jessica Paugh Kerri Clark Sarah Bingham Dr. Ridha’s Medical Spa, Saratoga Springs Quick-Fix Facial ($65 Value) Ashley Sage

Great crowd, great show


d e t n a h c n E e h T Wedding Expo had it all...


Thank you Dehn ’s for providing our reg istration area flowers!

Thanks Longfellows for the awesome Bar service!

Fashion Show Emcee Extraordinaire... Natalie Sillery

Frenchy’s, Saratoga Springs $100 Gift Certificates Monique Chavira Katelyn Valk Tracey Buyce Photography, Saratoga Springs Portrait Session ($300 Value) Sori Cortes JVL Jewelry Set of Wedding Rings Courtney Bissell Tabitha Rosenbrock Viva ALL INCLUSIVE Wyndham Resorts 2 Night Resort Vacation Danielle Brand "We are so grateful that Saratoga Today created this fabulous forum to meet future brides and to be able to showcase our business." ~Dehn’s Flowers

Flowergirl dresses by “Collection D’Alli” designer, Donna Hercules Jr. Bridesmaid dresses from Danielle’s Bridal watch for their new location!

Thank you Blooms for providing the flowers for the fashion show!

Wedding Gowns from Don O’Neill’s Thanks . .. n io ct le Theia White Col Spa City Duo es ss re d e Did you know h for the fashion ! ? d oo w er d n U e ri Car show music

Thanks to Danielle’s Bridal for the dashing tuxedosg

“Thank you for putting on such a beautiful show! So nice to meet so many brides-to-be, grooms, and their families and friends!” ~ Frenchy’s "For the first 1.5 hours, we were non-stop! …quality brides!" ~ Capital DJs and Photo Booths "…absolutely phenomenal – we had face to face exposure with hundreds of brides!" ~ Hayloft on the Arch The show was great! ...the other vendors were very friendly. We would definitely do this Bridal Show again!" ~ Instant Memories Photobooths

fNow THAT’S curb appeal!

Great fun for your guests!

Great ideas for your special day!


Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013

AngioDynamics Raises $183,763 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Take a look at this week’s newest club members!


Left: Crowd enjoys the dinner at the St. Jude Gala hosted by AngioDynamics. Right: The event’s honorees, Neil and Jane Golub.

SARATOGA SPRINGS – AngioDynamics hosted the inaugural St. Jude Gala August 29 at the Saratoga National Golf Club and raised $183,763 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The gala supported the pioneering research and exceptional care offered to children through treatment advances cures, as well as the means of prevention for catastrophic pediatric diseases. The evening’s event was emceed by Steve Caporizzo, ABC 10 News Center’s Chief Meteorologist, and honored Neil and Jane Golub for their generous support of children in need. Longtime St. Jude supporter Eric Trump also made an appearance at the event.

Saratoga County Kids Care Club Donates School Supplies to Malta Avenue Elementary School NICOLE Tooth Fairy Club is sponsored by:

Nicole M. Byrne, D.M.D Pediatric Dentistry 659 Saratoga Road Gansevoort, New York 12831 (518) 226-6010

Above: Principal Sharon A. D’Agostino and The Saratoga County Kids Care Club members Ariana Sajjad, Aydin Sajjad, Isabella Fuda, Guilianna Fuda, Ariel’s Jones and Joanna Jones. Not included in photo: participating club members Isabella Fuda and Jonathan Jones.

MALTA – The members of the Saratoga County Kids Care Club held a school supply collection drive that ran from August 15 until August 30 and requested that local organizations and businesses participate in the drive to collect and donate school supplies for students at Malta Avenue Elementary School. The Saratoga County Kids Care Club members and facilitators met with Malta Avenue Elementary School Principal Sharon A. D’Agostino to drop off the collected school supplies on Wednesday, September 4 at the school’s temporary location. Principal D’Agostino graciously accepted the school supply donations and assured club members that the supplies would be distributed to students that need them. She expressed to club members, many of whom are students at Malta Avenue, that supplies are always needed and greatly appreciated.

It’s a Boy SCHUYLERVILLE – Teresa A. Brown is proud to announce the birth of her first child, son Andrew Lloyd Brown. Andrew was welcomed to the world August 22, 2013 at 5:49 p.m. He was 4 lbs., 12.2 oz. and 18 inches long. The maternal grandparents are Ann and Terry Beagle and the late Michael L. Brown. Teresa says newborn Andrew “was a total surprise—I didn’t know I was expecting!” Congratulations to Teresa!

Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013

SUNY Empire College’s School of Nursing Introduces Online M.S. in Nursing Education SARATOGA SPRINGS – Nursing schools turned away more than 75,000 qualified applicants from bachelor’s and graduate nursing programs in 2011 alone, due to insufficient faculty, clinical sites, classroom space, clinical preceptors and budget constraints, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. To help combat those numbers, SUNY Empire State College’s School of Nursing has announced a new online Master of Science in Nursing Education, with the first cohort of students expected to start in January 2014. “This program will give working nurses the opportunity to pursue a graduate degree in a flexible, online format that will allow them to maintain their careers and other life commitments at the same time. Further, Empire State College’s online master’s nursing program will increase capacity for nursing education, something that is urgently needed,” said Bridget Nettleton, dean of the college’s School of Nursing.

The online M.S. in nursing education was developed for nurse educators, whether they are faculty at colleges and universities, or nurse educators working in hospitals or other health care centers. The program received grant funding of $276,000 to train students in high-need career fields throughout New York State. Distributed for the next three years, the funds will be used to accelerate online course development for the program. The Empire State College School of Nursing, which enrolled its first class of students in the fall of 2008, was established to address the shortage of baccalaureate-prepared nurses and nurse educators in the state. Designed for early to mid-career nurses who want to advance their education and careers as leaders in health care organizations and community health settings, the undergraduate program today enrolls more than 1,000 students. To learn more about the college, visit



Saratoga Central Catholic Student Reaches Out to Community

SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Saratoga Central Catholic School (SCC) prides itself in teaching the students the importance of reaching out to the community. This past summer, senior student Ella Gurney did that such thing. Ella rallied with her classmates at SCC to put a production together to raise money for the Albany Medical Center Children’s Hospital.

The production of “Tangled” was a summer-long project in which the students worked on all aspects of the musical from production, choreography, publicity, and practice with one goal in mind, to raise money for the Children’s Hospital. On August 25 it all came together as they ran one show in Saratoga Springs and raised a total of $1,001.

The staff and students at Saratoga Central Catholic are very proud and honored to have such caring and thoughtful students within our community. The atmosphere within the school certainly encourages the students to give back to their community and this has shown just a small portion of what our students are capable of doing at Saratoga Central Catholic High School.

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Northshire Bookstore Saratoga will host a reading, signing and discussion with Gina Peca, author of “I Wouldn’t Change a Thing” on Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m. All proceeds from the sale of Peca’s book will benefit the Catie Hoch Foundation, which is dedicated to helping children while they are in treatment for cancer.

When Gina Peca’s daughter Catie was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 6, her mother couldn’t imagine feeling joy, happiness or peace again. But Catie managed to turn her cancer diagnosis into an unexpected adventure, with her mother along for the ride. Catie‘s cancer never got in her way. Catie knew exactly who she was and what she wanted.

When asked what she would change about her life, she replied, “I wouldn’t change a thing. Not even having cancer because of what I’ve learned, the places I’ve gone and the friends I’ve made.” “I Wouldn’t Change a Thing” is Catie’s story—the story of how she changed the world, one brilliant moment at a time. Northshire Bookstore is located at 424 Broadway.

Ballston Spa Robotics Team Hosts Northshire Bookstore Presents Author Gina Peca Annual Kickoff Event

Ballston Spa students participate in several activities as part of the robotics team.

BALLSTON SPA – Ballston Spa High School’s FIRST Robotics Team 3044 hosted a kickoff event to the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST LEGO League (FLL) 2013 Competitions for students and their parents on September 11. Ballston Spa students in grades four through seven are eligible to participate on the FLL teams in their respective schools. Students in grades eight and nine are eligible to participate on the FTC team. Through the donations of corporate sponsors, the district will be fielding six FLL teams for the

2013 season: Gordon Creek, Malta Avenue, Milton Terrance North, and Wood Road will each have one team of 10 students. The Ballston Spa Middle School will have two FLL teams of 10 students each. The district is also forming one FTC team. Students interested in participating on a team this year who didn’t make it to the kickoff event should have their parents send K-12 Science Coordinator Diane Irwin, the child’s name, school, grade and teacher at or call the High School at (518) 884-7150.


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Across 1 Uniformed figure in the National Toy Hall of Fame 6 Corp. fiscal execs 10 Kiss from 10-Down 14 Epps and Sharif 15 Sow’s squeal 16 43,560 square feet 17 Oenophile 20 Indianapolis-to-Fort Wayne dir. 21 Sleepover wear, briefly 22 Shiny finish 23 Lone Ranger’s pal 26 iPhone’s voice-activated personal assistant 27 Response to snake oil, perhaps 31 Steering system component 32 Caresses 33 GM labor gp. 35 Redding of soul 36 FG’s three 37 Hockey great Phil, familiarly 38 Tails and tongues do it 39 Feng __: decorating philosophy 41 Redeem 43 Privacy protector of a sort 46 Close to 47 “Incorrect!” 48 Ready to mate, animal-wise 51 Pouch 52 Just minted 55 Has a big track payday (and a hint to hidden words that begin 17-, 27- and 43-Across) 59 Against 60 Dutch cheese 61 A driver who forgets something might make one 62 Info 63 Toupees 64 Evaluated Down 1 Graduation wear 2 Poker declaration 3 “Psycho” Oscar nominee 4 Prospector’s quest 5 “Never mind” PC key 6 Grifter’s game






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See puzzle solution on page 36 7 Swimming aids 8 Artist who lives across from Central Park’s Strawberry Fields 9 Way up the slope 10 Heroic TV dog 11 Rapper-turned-actor 12 “Mötley” group 13 Actress Deborah 18 Went (for) 19 Pokes around on the Internet 24 Some regatta equipment 25 Cpl., for one 26 Takes in, as a movie 27 Greek deli stockpile 28 Vision-related 29 Pillow-shaped diamond style 30 Golfer’s gimme 31 __ truck

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Writing the Right Word by Dave Dowling Accuracy in word choice is a key to effective communication. This quick weekly tip will help you filter the confusion in some of our daily word choices. Fable, Legend, Myth, Parable A fable is a simple, short, narrative story with animals as characters designed to enforce some useful truth or moral. A legend .is an unverified story handed down from earlier times. A myth is a story usually dealing with a superhuman being and events that have no natural explanation. A parable also relates to a moral lesson, usually religious, and uses human characters to relay its message. Dave Dowling is the author of the The Wrong Word Dictionary and The Dictionary of Worthless Words. Signed copies are available for purchase at the gifts and home goods store, Homessence on Broadway in Saratoga Springs.

Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013


A Special Supplement to Saratoga TODAY • Pages 17-23

2013 Saratoga Showcase of Homes Presents 10 Award-Winning Builders SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Showcase of Homes is coming back and offering more than ever for visitors who want to browse through some of the best homes and builders Saratoga has to offer. The 10 award-winning builders whose homes will be on display over three fall weekends will begin the showcase September 21–22, 28–29 and October 5–6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year, exclusive interviews will air on the three major affiliate networks: On September 15 at 11:30 a.m., News Channel 13 will feature interviews with the 10 builders, and additionally on News 10 on September 21 at noon, September 22 and 29 at 11 a.m. and CBS 6 on September 22 and October 6 at 6:30 a.m. The official lineup of builders consists of Bella Home Builders, Belmonte Builders, Bonacio Construction, Heritage Custom Builders, Malta Development, Polito Homes, R.J. Taylor Builders, Saratoga Builders, Terrace Homebuilders and Witt Construction. Bella Home Builders will offer participants an inside look at 59 Jenna Jo Avenue, 22 Liz Ann Drive and 32 Greenfield Avenue; the first features a turn of the century French

country style home with an exterior of imported solid stone, while the Liz Ann Drive home features a custom craftsman-style exterior with a custom woodwork in every room and built-ins throughout. 32 Greenfiled Avenue is a classic Saratoga Victorian design, with contemporary energy saving equipment and material. Belmonte Builders will show The Frisco, the first showcase home from its affordable luxury collection. A sleeping porch accessed from the master bedroom and a spacious, open floor plan are just a couple of the many unique features this home has to offer. Bonacio Construction is another builder who will be showing two properties, the first being the brand new, high-end Washington building located in the heart of Broadway. The mixed-space building offers one, two and three bedroom apartments with kitchens designed by The Signature Cabinet Group. Participants can also get an inside look at The Springs located at 1 Empire Springs Lane. The Springs offers urban living in a parklike setting with commercial amenities on site. Heritage Custom Builders will highlight Timber Creek Preserve in Ballston Lake, with a traditional

ranch home with clean lines, a step roof and inviting porch with an open floor plan in the interior. Malta Development will show 3 Admirals Way in the Lakeview Landing development in Malta. The single-story plan offers vaulted ceilings in key areas and tall doors. Useful built-ins are located throughout and an outside L-shaped porch offers some Saratoga style to the home’s appeal. Polito Homes will show a Park Grove home designed by architect Frank Gilmore with a unique Shaker style. A two-stall oversized garage is a plus to the home, along with two exterior patios and an open interior with plenty of places to relax. R.J. Taylor Builders will show their Springwood Meadows Townhome Apartments, where renters can choose between two and three bedroom rentals with private entrances, attached garages, washer and dryer in each unit, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and plenty more. Saratoga Builders will showcase a home in its Burgoyne Estates, which features four bedrooms and three and a half baths in a cottage style-home with timber-frame design and an open floor plan.

R. J. Taylor Builders

Belmonte Builders

Malta Development

Bonacio Construction

Polito Homes

Saratoga Builders

Witt Construction

Bella Home Builders, Inc.

Terrace Homebuilders

Heritage Custom Builders

Terrace Homebuilders will show

its Phila Street Condominiums, where modern living meets classic charm in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs. The three-bedroom, three-bath showcase home features an open living and dining area with spectacular views. Finally, Witt Construction will showcase two homes: Old Stone Ridge in Greenfield, a four-bedroom home on a lot overlooking Saratoga Springs with a cozy front porch and rear screened porch. First-floor living includes a private master suite with a reclaimed barn door, a vaulted family room and reclaimed beams and built-ins are featured throughout. 96 Oak Street in Saratoga Springs offers privacy on a city lot, with a floor plan designed for young families. Open space, a custom kitchen and formal dining room provide a great space for entertaining on the first floor, while the second floor features a private master suite and two children’s bedrooms. All proceeds from the Showcase of Homes will again go to two beneficiaries: Rebuilding Together Saratoga County, a nonprofit that aims to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of homeowners in need, such as the

elderly and disables, low-income families and veterans. The other beneficiary is Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties, which helps to fundraise and build houses for those in need. “The organizations we donate to have to do with housing, which aligns with our mission,” said Barry Potoker, executive director of the Saratoga Builders Association. “So we chose two charities that are aligned with providing homes and helping people improve their homes and taking care of people who aren’t as fortunate.” Last year, the contribution to the nonprofits was $66,000, and the Showcase of Homes has contributed almost $800,000 to local charities since its inception 18 years ago.  In addition to the usual display tours, this year the showcase will include a special “Comforts of Home” event, where attendees are invited to visit several selected homes to walk around and enjoy samples of comfort food made by different chefs and restaurants. See page 18 for details on the chef lineup. For a map of the homes and directions from each home, visit www.


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‘Comforts of Home’ Offers Attendees Taste of Home-Cooked Meals During Showcase of Homes SARATOGA SPRINGS – In addition to the usual display tours of selected homes, this year the showcase will include a special “Comforts of Home” event, where attendees are invited to visit several selected homes to walk around and enjoy samples of comfort food made by different chefs and restaurants. “There will be eight homes participating in ‘Comforts of Home,’ and each one of them will have different comfort foods to sample like macaroni and cheese or chili—all different types like

that,” said Barry Potoker, executive director of the Saratoga Builders Association. “It’ll be one big, spectacular night.” Tickets for the Comforts of Home event, which takes place September 20 from 5–10 p.m., are $40 each, including a 2013 Showcase of Homes ticket. Regular showcase tickets are $25. All tickets can be purchased at The following are the selected chefs and foods that will be available at the event:

• Heritage Custom Homes at Timber Creek Preserve 30 Forestbrook Drive Ballston Lake

• Bella Home Builders 59 Jenna Jo Ave Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

• Witt Construction 24 Old Stone Ridge Greenfield

Lily and the Rose – Chef Kim Klopstock Food Being Served: Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

Lakeridge - Chef Scott Ringwood Food Being Served: 7-Hour Braised Short Ribs

• Malta Development at Lakeview Landing 3 Admirals Way Malta

• Saratoga Builders at Burgoyne Estates 1 Anthony Lane Saratoga Springs

Druthers – Chef Sean Comiskey Food Being Served: Mac & Cheese

Maestros – Chef John LaPosta Food Being Served: Asian Sloppy Joe Sliders with Classic Red Potato Salad

• Belmonte Builders at McKenzie’s Way 9 Maria Lane Saratoga Springs

Zest Cooks – Chef Carla Kuchar Food Being Served: Meatloaf Bits & Mini Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Prime Saratoga National – Chef Jason Saunders Food Being Served: Red Wine Braised Short Ribs, Parsnip Potato Puree, Crispy fried Shallots, Topped with Micro Greens

• Witt Construction 96 Oak Street Saratoga Springs

• Terrace Home Builders at 54 Phila Street Condominiums 37 Henry Street Unit 303 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Capriccio – Chef Jason Saunders Food Being Served: Ragu with Polenta

Sperry’s – Chef Dale Miller Food Being Served: Maple Leaf Farms Duck Sausage Sliders with Fried Onions & Peppers in an Herbed Tomato Sauce

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Food Pantry Traffic Issue for Hotel Continued from pg. 8

also go a long way, so milk can be purchased as needed. Some of the other biggest needs are coffee, creamer and sugar because of SOS being a dry house. With no alcohol or drugs allowed, coffee is a popular fulfillment (see below for most needed goods). Two things the shelter does not need are cranberry sauce and canned beans. Other than that, SOS is very low on necessary foods. “Sometimes people might not think about donating until holiday time,” Potter said. “Maybe Thanksgiving or Christmas when people are starting to think about giving, where we really have to think about giving all year round.” If someone is interested in donating food items, just make sure to check the labels for an expiration date. The shelter, located at 14 Walworth Street, is also looking for evening volunteers. Whether it’s kids in need of community service hours or any other organization or person wanting to help, call Bonnie Potter and Cindy Harrington at (518) 581-1097 to set up a date to fill out an application. “There’s constantly a need for volunteers,” Harrington said.

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would have to pay to use the garage. One of the biggest issues discussed were truck deliveries to the hotel—trucks under 24-feet long could utilize a service area proposed for under the building, but trucks longer than that would have to unload their deliveries on the street, therefore disrupting traffic. Van Wagner was not impressed with the proposal, noting that it

sounded like a “nightmare” and not what one imagines would go hand-inhand with a luxury hotel. Stellato countered that they were actually attempting to mitigate some of the traffic issues by attempting to line up their deliveries to occur at the same time as nearby businesses, such as Maestro’s at the Van Dam. Stellato replied that they planned to work with the existing traffic to minimize the impact.



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Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013

Featured Home: 1 Julia Circle by Patricia Older Saratoga TODAY

Above: Model Home “Jessica” as a two story home. Below: Two-story great room with crown molding in model home.

Above: Model Home ‘Jessica” as a single story ranch home. Below and right: Open breakfast area and vaulted ceiling great room.

Located in a small, quiet Halfmoon neighborhood of new homes and limited traffic is the two-story “Jessica,” the Builder’s Award Winning Model Home featuring a spacious first floor master bedroom, an open, bright and airy loft area overlooking the Great room, two and a half baths and a formal dining room. Found at 1 Julia Circle in Adams Pointe, a new subdivision featuring 20 lots with one and two-story house plans available, “The Jessica” is the ideal home for raising a family, running a home office or for young professionals looking to start out. “The home is great for entertaining and it is absolutely beautiful,” said marketing agent Pamela Nunziato with Nunziato & Paige Realty, Inc., adding that its location makes it perfect for a commute to GlobalFoundries. “It is located less than five miles to GlobalFoundries and there is easy access off of different exits from the Northway.” Situated in a rural setting just minutes from all modern conveniences needed, the home offers three bedrooms, a spacious study with built-in bookcases and ninefoot ceilings on the first floor. “The loft area is simply beautiful,” continued Nunziato, adding that its view into the rest of the home gives the room the feel of privacy while still being opened to the rest of the home. “It looks out over the two-story grand foyer and great room,

which has a fireplace, and there are two stories of glass windows for beautiful mountain views.” Another wonderful feature of the home is the location of the master bedroom—on the first floor. “The first floor master bedroom suite has a tray ceiling with beautiful crown molding and indirect lighting,” said Nunziato. “It also has a large walk-in closet with organizer shelves and a beautiful full bath with a customdesigned double vanity.” The formal dining room, elegant and inviting, also features a tray ceiling and crown moldings, as well as chair rail and large, tall windows. “The formal dining room is stunning,” said Nunziato. “It has this beautiful crown molding and picture frame trim with sparkling oak flooring.” The airy kitchen with a free standing island for light eating and entertaining features upgraded cherry cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Each home in the subdivision features a two-car garage and full basement and lot sizes range from one third to a half acre. With Ranch, Colonial and first-floor master plans available, move in prices begin at $309,976. There is also a forever wild area of the subdivision for residents’ pleasure. There are only 15 lots left to choose from. Call Pamela Nunziato at (518) 428-5968 for more information or visit www.johnpaige. com.

Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013

Property Transactions

Property Transactions BALLSTON SPA

48 Everson Way, $311,500. Won and Soon Kim sold property to Saurabh and Sanitha Gupta. 18 Sycamore St., $341,871. Heritage Builders Group LLC sold property to Randal and Jean Rench. 5 Van Vorst Dr., $248,000. Stephen and Amber Finkle sold property to Clifford Fontana and Lana Waller. 6 Forest Rd., $200,000. Deborah Bush (successor trustee) sold property to Jaime Plantz. 4 Sherman Way, $328,750. Tommy Lieu sold property to Catherine and Steven Giamalis. 27 Sherman Way, $338,000. Edward and Kristin Gubinski sold property to Qin Wang and Jin Zhu. 908 Saratoga Rd., $192,500. Linda Dexter sold property to Daniel McKeon and Casandra Kolonsky . 8 Parkwood Dr., $232,000. Keith Wilson (by Atty) sold property to Monica Macro and Guy Mancini. 17 Knottingley Place, $353,000. William and Lori Hines sold property to Robert and Mary Bates. 519 East Line Rd., $355,000. Neil and Katheryn Wright sold property to Kyle Kelliher and Donia Conn. 30 Lake Rd., $234,000. Jason and Carolyn Lord sold property to Robert Fisher and Kristil McRedmond. 28 Beacon St. $236,054. Traditional Builders LTD sold property to George and Marjorie Hotaling. 355 Schauber Rd., $100,00. Frank Volpe (by Atty) sold property to Anthony and Melanie Spackmann. 813 Harold St., $249,900. David and Brittany Bounds sold property to Victor and Marcela Gaudin. 17 Carriage Run, $465,940. Old Westwind Farm LLC sold property to Amber and Stephen Finkle. 4 Kingsbridge Ct., $290,100. Traditional Builders LTD sold property to Thomas Quenelle and Rebecca Smith. 370 Goode St., $352,000. Old Westwind Farm LLC sold property

to Lynne Guidos-Lazare and Joseph Lazare. 1321 Route 50 / 132 Saratoga Rd., $100,000. Mario Ferri (by Agent) sold property to PJH Properties LLC. 20 Sycamore St., $305,296. Heritage Builders Group LLC sold property to Sarah and Thomas Linville. 7 Jenkins Rd., $119,900. Adele Bennett sold property to Robert and Ann Byrnes. 115 Eastern Ave., $275,010. Karen Stowell sold property to William and Susan James. 109 McLean St., $206,000. Renato and Cecilia Tameta sold property to Robert Haren and David Bassani.


123 Raylinsky Rd., $220,000. Bonnie Berry sold property to Jerry So. 8 Callaghan Blvd., $690,000. Robert Cissell and Jeffery Williams sold property to Weichert Relocation Resources. 8 Callaghan Blvd. $600,000. Weichert Relocation Resources sold property to Bryan and Corinne Campo. 15 Wesley Ave., $164,000. Anne Sherman (by Exec) sold property to Andrea Queng. 12 Village Bluff, $238,144. James and Marcia Elving sold property to Charlie and Jennie Johns. 9 Bowman Ave., $155,000. Madalyn Martinek and Michelle Sullivan sold property to Alice McGrath. 9 Century Dr., $360,000. Hashim and Yaqoot Ismail sold property to Andrew and Aubrey Lovelace. 1030 Laurel Lane, $212,500. Edith Waldrop sold property to Theodore Paniccia and Kristen Nowicki. 2351/2353 Route 9, $4,026,804. AAA Northway Storage LLC sold property to Prime Malta LLC. 22 Walden Glen $285,000. William Arthur sold property to Sean Hogan and Marie Salvati. 18 Callaghan Blvd., $652,537. Blitman Rosen Development LLC sold property to Dianne Nusca Valente and Emily Nusca Bondi (as Trustees).

10 Surrey Dr., $339,900. Jermaine and Alisa Sanders sold property to National Transfer Services LLC (as Nominee). 10 Surrey Dr., $339,900. National Transfer Services LLC (as Nominee) sold property to Matthew Scarpino. 28 Rum Cherry Rd., $238,000. Joel and Colleen Davis sold property to Michael and Dana Wiwczar. 356 East Line Rd., $470,000. Kathleen Bailey sold property to William and Jessica Leak. 1031 Raymond Rd., $214,000. Jason Macdowell and Cindy Lai-Macdowell sold property to Kyle Johnson and Cassandra Bessette. 4 Chango Dr., $266,000. Rudolf and Polina Shvartsman sold property to Corey and Kelly St. Jean. 72 Arrowwood Place, $160,000. Daniel Piazza sold property to Carolyn Hiller. Lot 92 Willis Way, $326,568. John Luke Development Co. LLC sold property to Stephen Deblois and Diane Healey. 10 Rockrose Way, $345,000. Thomas and Joanne Atkinson sold property to David Broers and Katie Christiansen. 3 Woodmint Place, $256,000. Elizabeth Goldman sold property to Breeann Whitney Pittman. 29 Wesley Ave., $159,000. Kay Owen sold property to John Mather.

SARATOGA SPRINGS 154 Hathorn Blvd., $186,000. Lyndsay Tollis sold property to Nicholas Oneil. 649 Lake Ave., $250,000. Say Bro Realty LLC sold property to

Peter Barton. 20 Lakewood Dr., $432,500. Elaiin Buffen sold property to Sean and Dympna Weil. 326 Ballston Ave. Unit B8, $255,000. Thomas and Pamela Areneo sold property to Richard and Teresa Indyk. 18 Diamond Place, $515,000. Bluestar Enterprises LLC sold property to Eliot Abel and Abigale Stoller. 12 Empire Ave., $315,000. Nathan Morgan sold property to Byron and Rachel Norsworthy. 11 Doggetts Coat Place, $394,900. William and Robin Byrt sold property to Patrick and Jennifer Shaw. 154 High Rock Ave., $560,000. Bradley Sexauer sold property to Edmund and Kathleen Zysik. 1 Laura Lane, $485,000. Steven McIntyre sold property to Daniel and Amy Sell. 113 Lincoln Ave., $390,000. Christine Reinhardt sold property to Matthew France and Ashley Mason. 42 Hathorn Blvd., $172,000. Carla Pastore sold property to Michael McGrail. 7 Beach Ct., $475,000. James and Mary Olsen sold property to Staff Ruth Martin. 9 Fifth Ave., $999,999. Jonathan and Regina Landsberg sold property to Martin and Connie Stone.


32 Lamplighter Lane, $174,000. Jeffrey and Shannon Meyers sold property to Charles Day. 8 Cygnet Circle, $500,000. Nicole Messier and John Marino sold property to John and Carolyn Conway. 38 Clubhouse Dr., $195,000. Sean Doyle and Aaron Cotugno sold property to Robert Kuczynski and Sabrina Lauzon. 54 Quevic Dr., $175,500. Diana Wernet (by Atty) sold property to Kevin and Elizabeth McPhee. 7 Birch Run Dr., $460,000. George and Beth Vodapivc sold property to James and Janice Hicks. 35 George St., $429,000. Financial and Promotional Marketing Services Corp. sold property to Martin and Heather Heronymi. 1 Saratoga Circle, $350,000. Leslie Forester (as Trustee) sold property to Timothy and Tracy Riley. 1 & 3 Winding Brook Dr., $480,000. Jitendra and Sudha Singh sold property to David and Regina Thompson. 55 Beekman St., $310,000. Richard and Diane Geils sold property to Griffin Doyle. 324 West Ave., $244,940. Mark Major (by Admin) and First Auriesville Corp (as Trustee) sold property to Wolbren Holdings LLC. 268 Broadway Unit 311, $885,932. 262 Broadway LLC sold property to Seth McEachron and Yvonne Steiert.

24 19 Sarazen St. Rear, $330,000. John and Sharon Naftzger sold property to Wendel Bacon. 294 Lake Ave., $400,000. Stacey Kelley sold property to Turner and Susan Bradford. 17 Oak St., $140,000. William Clarke sold property to Mark and Keirsa Chappell. 14 Mystic Lane, $399,900. Dominick and Joanne Figliomeni sold property to Hardacre Farm LLC. 102 Van Dam St., $513,000. Lester and Mary Jackson sold property to Michael Vild and Donna Estey-Vild. 125 Union Ave., Unit C108, $155,000. Thomas Boyan sold property to McMahon Properties Inc. 11 Dutchess Ct., $365,000. Wanda and Charles Burling sold property to Michael Hamelin and Jaime Youngs-Hamelin. 14 Azalea Dr., $670,000. Brian and Hilary Munson sold property to Michael and Nicole Finnegan. 26 Clubhouse Dr., $225,000. Brad Harmon sold property to Douglas Parks.

NEWS 12 Denton Rd., $195,000. Robert and Charlene Courtney sold property to Roger Saillant and Mary Pinckney. 172 Fifth Ave., $700,000. Deborah Coco (by Atty) sold property to Michael Flaherty and Debbie Ordogh. 0 Eureka Ave., $75,000. Nancy Lester (by Atty) sold property to Keith Braunmueller. 19 Tompion Lane, $230,000. Scott Coleman sold property to National Residential Nominee Services Inc. 19 Tompion Lane, $230,000. National Residential Nominee Services Inc. sold property to Susan and Joseph Crua, Jr. 7 Stoney Brook Dr., $760,000. Brian and Kimberly McMahon sold property to Anthony and Lisa Long. 15 Lilac Lane, $657,000. Michael and Nicole Finnegan sold property to Anthony and Danielle Borelli. 17 Underwood Dr., $380,000. Robert and Joyce Wickizer sold property to Dennis and Margaret deJonghe. 24 Caroline St., $835,000. William Sutton and John Murray sold property to Caroline Street Owners LLC. 91 Division St., $385,000. Katherine and Daniel Carberry sold property to Deborah Coco. 79 Railroad Place, Unit 401, $570,000. Bruce Boswell sold property to Eric and Beverly Lawson. 114 Meadowbrook Rd., $450,000. Michael Leonard sold property to Robert Schlegel III and Allison Clark. 33 Frist St., $160,000. Dorothy Hunter sold property to PJB

1743 LLC.

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sold property to Mark Lawson and Annette Decresce Lawson.

17 Taylor St., $120,000. THP Custom Builders LLC sold property to Trojanski Custom Builders, LLC.

1 Mt. McGregor Rd., $145,000. Mark and Toni Chase sold property to John Garrity.

3 Van Dorn St., $211,150. Guy Hawthorne (by Exec) sold property to Mark Pickett and Karen Rusin.

Lot 3,6 Ridgeview Rd., $70,000. G and R Realty Development Inc. sold property to Brian K Smith Inc.

38 High Rock Ave., Unit 5L, $640,000. High Rock Condominiums LLC sold property to Andy and Kathleen Hauser.

3 Fairway Blvd., $285,000. Terry and Sandy Welsh sold property to Joseph and Rosemary Reidhammer.

109 Gilbert Rd. $416,000. Samuel and Mesha Brewer sold property to Miller Lee and Xi Li.

18 Forest Way, $302,529. Sean Smith and Diana BurgessSmith sold property to Daniel and Kelly Colvin.

Lot 7 Daggs Lane, $110,000. Witt and Stephens LLC sold property to Andrew Bodden and Deirdre Locke. 37 Thoroughbred Dr., $410,000. Marc Kazanas sold property to Cartus Financial Corp. 37 Thoroughbred Dr., $410,000. Cartus Financial Corp. sold property to Daniel Senecoff and Francesca Bruno. 7 Seward St., $250,000. Carole Murtha and James Conley sold property to Elizabeth Pearce. Joshua Rd., $110,000. Landfall Holdings LLC sold property to Polito Homes at Park Grove LLC.

3 Fairway Blvd., $285,000. Terry and Sandy Welsh sold property to Joseph and Rosemary Riedhammer. 18 Forest Way, $302,529. Sean Smith and Diana BurgessSmith sold property to Daniel and Kelly Colvin. 4 Thistle Rd., $355,000. Austin and Katrina Lupi sold property to Judy Dickinson. 17 Bradford Dr., $450,000. Edward and Kay Lewis sold property to Stephen and Paula Salmiery. 121 Ballard Rd., $322,500. Suda Holdings LLC sold property to Van Zandt Real Estate LLC.

Joshua Rd., $150,000. Polito Homes at Park Grove LLC. sold property to Richard and Ann Fairbank.

21 Fenimore Place, $407,000. Martin and Heather Heronymi sold property to Patrick Lanne and Michelle Bilodeau-Lanne.

4 Eureka Ave., $340,000. Carol and Barry Pinsley (as Trustee) sold property to Francis Kennedy and Ellen Fontaine.

37 Apple Tree Lane, Lot 37, $289,000. Jeremy Taylor sold property to Dominick Tatangelo.

187 Washington St., $220,000. Seth Jones and Lisa Miller sold property to Robert and Cathy Nathan.

9 Harvest Lane, $460,000. Rafael and Helen Blatt sold property to Cartus Financial Corp.

29 Forest Ave., $414,000. June Wright sold property to Darin and Heather Hart. 65 Curt Blvd., $204,208. Michael and Shannon King sold property to M and T Bank. 1 Conver Dr., $125,000. Blue Star Enterprises LLC. sold property to Trojanski Builders LLC. 15 Glen Dr., $235,615. Josiah Jenks sold property to Bella Zhdanova and Katherine Palat.

WILTON 10 Northwoods Rd., $289,500. Edmund and Theresa Cocozza sold property to Michael and Donna Gendron. 500 Route 9 Maple Ave., $85,000. Donald and Colleen Kubish

9 Harvest Lane, $460,000. Cartus Financial Corp. sold property to Robert and Mara Doran. 3 Carr Rd., $305,000. Maria Dorronsoro (as Trustee) sold property to William Carson and Kaitlin Quirk. 20 Harvest Lane, $515,000. Edrord and Stephanie Day sold property to Michael Trunzo and Sandra Beattie. 24 Donegal Way, $300,000. Debra Michale sold property to Karl and Elizabeth Bellinger. 66 Cobble Hill Dr., $414,000. Victor Lucier and Mary Lucier Life Estate, Corinne Vahanian and Denise Hewitt sold property to Robert Demarco and Linda Demarco Family Trust. 44 – 44 ½ Smith Bridge Rd.,

$158,000. William and Marjorie Hartmann sold property to Zachary Hartmann. 64 Castleberry Dr., $195,000. Deborah Luetkenhoel ter sold property to Richard Bangert and Breanne Clark. 26 Cherry Tree Lane, $314,500. Kenneth and Christina Blankenship sold property to National Transfer Services LLC. 26 Cherry Tree Lane, $300,000. National Transfer Services, LLC sold property to Bruce and Elizabeth Borroughs. 19 Plum Court, $287,500. Jarett and Michelle Forzano sold property to Christine Moore. Louden Road, $1,400,000. Thomas Benuscak and Thomas Building and Development Company DBA sold property to Pine Brook Landing LLC. 1 Brittany Terrace, $310,000. Fannie Mae (by Atty) sold property to David and Anna Querrard. 2 Connors Way, $85,000. Richard Stewart sold property to Shahid Ahmed and Naima Anwer. 22 Dakota Dr., $271,000. Travis and Jenna St. Clair sold property to Robert Schneider. 19 Oriole Ct., $146,500. Martin Shalhoub sold property to Nucompass Mobility Services Inc. 19 Oriole Ct., $146,500. Nucompass Mobility Services Inc. sold property to Miriam Kelly. 255 Northern Pines Rd., $539,900. Elizabeth and Thomas Zwickle III sold property to Robert McHugh and Crystal ArpeiMcHugh. 35 Donegal Way, $300,000. Louis and Janis Vederose sold property to National Residential Nominee Services Inc. 35 Donegal Way, $300,000. National Residential Nominee Services Inc. sold property to Edward and Ellen Zimmerman. 16 Waverly Place, $360,542. Tra Tom Development Incl. sold property to Christopher Hinds. 13 Santee Dr., $330,000. Scott and Sheila Zirlin sold property to Bret Wood. 59 Claire Pass, $359,000. Daniel and Rhaenel Stone sold property to Stephen and Barbara Johnson.


Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013


Moving Our Plants Inside for the Winter

by Peter Bowden Saratoga TODAY Don’t move the bugs inside with your plants! Soon it will be time to move any houseplants that spent the summer outside back inside for the winter. Before we do though, we’ll want to take some precautions to make sure they haven’t picked up any pests during their summer vacation. If we bring a plant indoors with only a couple of aphids on it for instance, it can become a big problem in a small amount of time. Once inside with plenty of heat and no natural predators to keep them under control, these insect pests will reproduce quickly and then branch out to infest your other houseplants. The last warm days we have left give us the chance to take preventative measures to make sure this doesn’t happen. A thorough spraying The first step is to thoroughly spray your inbound plants with an insecticide to kill any insects they might have picked up. My

favorite for this job is insecticidal soap, something most organic gardeners are familiar with. It kills just about any insect commonly found on houseplants and it kills on contact. It also kills mites which often go undetected since they are so small. Left unchecked, mites will reproduce quickly but unnoticed inside. Eventually the leaves begin to fall off—this is when most folks realize they have a mite problem. Choose a day when the wind is calm to spray your houseplants. Doing this outside while the weather is still warm gives us a chance to be very thorough without making a mess inside and smelling up the house. Spray every inch of the plants until the insecticidal soap is dripping off the leaves. Pay special attention to the undersides of the leaves since this is where mites like to hide. Spray again a week to 10 days after the first spraying if you have the chance before frost. Protection from the inside out In addition to the spraying, I like to put some systemic insecticide into the soil of inbound houseplants, especially those like hibiscus that seems to attract pests. Systemic insecticides are drawn up into the plant through the roots and are pumped out through the stems and leaves until it permeates the entire plant. Any sucking insects like aphids or scale suck up the insecticide and die. Systemic insecticide lasts for several weeks so it kills

Insecticidal soap kills just about any insect commonly found on houseplants right on contact.

any insects that hatch from eggs after the plant was brought inside. This is something a contact killer like insecticidal soap can’t do. Systemic insecticide takes a couple of weeks to get absorbed by the plant so it is a good idea to use it a week or so before the plant comes inside. Naturally, you shouldn’t use systemic granules on any edible plants you plan to rescue from outdoors like herbs. Help your plants adapt After spending the longest days of the year outside, our houseplants have become spoiled. Long, warm sunny days with breezes cause them to drink plenty of water. Some of these plants need to be watered every day or two as they enjoy their sunny summer home on the patio. Once they move inside, their demand for water will drop off considerably. Even the sunniest windows on the south side of our homes can’t begin to equal the amount of sun they enjoyed outside. Without that sun and the breezes, they will only need a tiny fraction of the water they needed outdoors. A plant that needs water every two days outside will only need to be watered once every couple of weeks inside. This is what kills most houseplants: overwatering. Don’t try to water on a timetable. Check the soil before you water. If you even think it feels moist, don’t water, and check it again a couple of days later. We use saucers to keep excess water from ruining our

Systemic insecticides can kill any insects that hatch from eggs after the plant is brought inside, something insecticidal soap can’t do.

rugs and wood floors. Never let the plants stand in water for more than a few minutes. There is no quicker way to drown a plant than to leave it standing in water. You can expect your plants to lose some leaves as they adapt to the lower light indoors. In some cases, they may lose a lot of foliage. Be calm and don’t give them extra water. This leaf drop is normal, and added water will only make things worse. Stop feeding Even though our houseplants live all year, they do slow

way down as the days get shorter. They need to be fed during the longer days of summer, but once they come inside, you should stop feeding them until March or so when they start to show signs of new growth. Then feed them, but mix your food at 1/4 strength. Once June rolls around and it’s time for them to go outside again, you can start feeding them at full strength for the summer. We love our houseplants for the greenery they provide during the grey days of winter, so let’s help them make the transition as gently as possible.

Once plants are moved inside, they only need a tiny fraction of the water they need outdoors.

Once plants come inside, you should stop feeding them until March.


4th Annual Henry Street Harvest Festival The fourth Annual Henry Street Harvest Festival will take place in downtown Saratoga on Sunday, September 22 from noon–4 p.m. The street will be closed off on Henry Street between Lake Avenue and Caroline Street. There will be live music, festive food and seasonal treats, pumpkin decorating, face painting, BBQ, exciting local vendors and more. Admission is free, but proceeds from vendors support the Gateway House of Peace. Vendors are encouraged to register online at www. For more information, call (518) 583-7770.

Time 2 Learn Time 2 Learn Preschool, held at the St. Clement’s Parish Center, is still accepting registrations for the current school year. If you have a 2-year-old ready for an introduction to preschool, this is the program for you. Classes are held either Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday from 9:3011 a.m. For more information email or, or call (518) 584-0939.

Theater on Ice Team Forming If you love to ice skate and are passionate about performing, then join the Theatre on Ice team. Theatre on Ice combines the athleticism and grace of figure skating with the thrill of performance and dance. All ages and abilities are welcome. For more information email Jill Ramos at or call (518) 583-3462.

Grand-Scale Revolutionary War Encampment Saratoga National Historical Park will present a grandscale encampment and tactical

LOCAL BRIEFS demonstration of the 1777 Battles of Saratoga on Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22. American and British camps with 250 living-history volunteers will be opened on Saturday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. For more information call (518) 664-9821, ext. 1777.

STEP Out and Walk The Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program will be attending the Autism Society Walk at Central Park in Schenectady on September 21. To join or for more information, visit Run_for_Autism.aspx.

Malta Scarecrow Decorating Contest 2013 The Malta Department of Parks and Recreation will be holding their annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest during the Malta Community Day celebration at Shenantaha Creek Park off Eastline Road in Malta on Saturday, September 21. This year’s theme is “Halloween at the Scarecrow Patch.” Entry forms are available at the Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Drive, Malta or by visiting For more information call (518) 899-4411.

Huge ‘Junk In Your Trunk’ Garage Sale On Saturday, September 21, from 8 a.m.–2 p.m., Old Saratoga Reformed Church in Schuylerville will be hosting a huge “Junk in Your Trunk” garage sale. Featuring bargain priced items, basket raffles and a food sale with pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs and hamburgers.

Wine & Cheese Fundraiser The Wine & Cheese fundraiser to benefit the Estherville Animal Shelter, a “no-kill” shelter in Saratoga County, will take place Sunday, September 22 from noon–5 p.m. at the Saratoga

Winery (462 Route 29 West Saratoga Springs). The cost is $25 per person and includes wine tasting, light food, raffles and live music by “Party of Three.” For reservations call Barb Kerker at (518) 882-552 or email kerkerb@ SEDC Annual Golf Outing The SEDC 12th Annual Golf Outing will be Tuesday, September 24 from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. at the Saratoga National Golf Club. The cost is $325 per golfer (including meals) or $60 for dinner only. Call (518) 587-0945 for more information or visit and click “Event Details” on the right hand side of the page under “2013 Golf Outing.”

Randonnee Cycliste Adirondacks Cycling Fest The Randonnee Cycliste Adirondacks (RC-A) is a threeday cycling festival September 27–29 in and around Lake George. Register now for the four different bicycle events (25-Mile Recreational Ride, Prospect Mountain Hill Climb, 50-Mile RC-A Ride, 100-Mile RC-A Ride) at www.lakegeorgerando. com. All riders will receive a commemorative pewter head tube badge and a branded pint beer glass. Live music, food and beer will be enjoyed at the event as well.

Saratoga Romance Writers of America present ‘What a Character!’ “How to Create Prose People with Agent-Editor Appeal” with Alice Orr, published author, literary agent and editor on Saturday, September 28 at 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. All attendees will receive a free copy of Alice Orr’s “No More Rejections: 50 Secrets to Writing a Manuscript That Sells.” The cost is $45 for non-members. For more information contact or (518) 5870201. Photography Exhibit of ‘First 15’ at Yaddo

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As part of the Skidmore College Arts and Cultural events, The First Fifteen: Photography From the Meredith S. Moody Residency at Yaddo will feature works by the 15 residency recipients, as well as Moody, at the Tang Museum through September 29 on Tuesdays– Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. (Friday, noon to 7 p.m.). For more information call (518) 5808080.

sponsoring the 15th Annual Pig Roast and Toy Run to benefit “Give a Child a Christmas.” The charity provides holiday assistance to families in the community. The event will be October 13 at Eagles Club, 373 Crescent Avenue. Cost is a $20 donation or an equally priced, unwrapped toy. For more information contact Bob Hollner at redknightspresidentny12@

Volkswalk Set for Cooperstown The Empire State Capital Volkssporters for Fun, Fitness and Friendship Volkswalk will be Wednesday, October 2, starting at 10 a.m. at The Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown. For more information visit www.

2013 Stationary Bike Race For Children With Disabilities The Stationary Bike Race supporting the Karen and Gary Dake Foundation for Children will be November 2 starting at 10 a.m. Registration will be 9 a.m. the morning of at the Saratoga Regional YMCA. More information is also available online starting September 16 at Put your team of four together now for the cause and for a chance at prizes.

Babysitting Course A babysitting course is open to girls and boys, ages 10 and up. Participants will learn the basics of CABS (Child and Babysitting Safety), along with CPR and first aid. The course runs from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday October 5. A bag lunch is needed. You can register online by going to: (Parks and Recreation), or by going to wiltonrecreation/, or in person at the Gavin Park Office, 10 Lewis Drive, Wilton, weekdays from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

‘What the Trees Say” Exhibit Anne Diggory’s paintings will be on display at the “TREEaction” exhibit on November 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga. “TREEaction” will include materials that tell the story of Saratoga’s trees from the perspective of the environmental advocacy of Sustainable Saratoga.

Malta Veterans Luncheon A free luncheon will be held for town of Malta veterans at the Malta Community Center on Thursday, October 10. An Italian buffet with dessert will begin at 11:30 a.m. and run to 1:30 p.m. The meal is free to veterans of all eras who reside in the town. Friends and family members are encouraged to join in, but at a charge of $20 each. Reservations are required. Call (518) 899-4411 by Monday, October 7 to arrange for transportation. Red Knights Pig Roast and Toy Benefit The “Red Knights Motorcycle Club, NY Chapter 12” is

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Sunday, September 15 Breakfast Buffet

Saturday, September 14 Defensive Driving Class First Baptist Church, 45 Washington St., Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. New York State approved defensive driving class. Save 10 percent on your base auto insurance for the next three years and receive up to four points off your driving record. Fee is $39, bring a friend and the cost is $34. Portion of fee goes to First Baptist Church. Registration is required and can be made by calling (518) 286-3788. Class size is limited.

Civil War Encampment Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. A Saratoga 150 event honoring military members who fought in military conflicts in the young colonies and the new nation. The celebration concludes with this annual encampment of the Civil War. Sunday hours are 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Free admission.

Art in the Park: Celebrating 15 Years Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Two days of fine art. Each exhibition features up to 70 artists from the area, displaying their original two and three dimensional creations and personally-designed and crafted functional art. This year’s event will include local music, great food and a Kidz Art Zone. For more information call (518) 584-4132.

Community for Community Day Ballard Elementary School, 300 Ballard Rd., 10 a.m. –1 p.m. A softball game will be held to support local firefighters and military. Vendors, crafters, musicians and games for children will be at Trinity UMC, 155 Ballard Rd. from noon–4 p.m. A community dinner will be served from 3:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. at the church.

Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs, 8:30–11 a.m. Fruit cocktail, French toast/ pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham, corned beef hash, scrambled eggs, Eggs Benedict, juice, coffee and tea. Donation requested is adults $8; seniors and military (active/retired with ID card) $7; children 5—12 $6; under five are free; take-outs $8. For more information call (518) 584-2585.

Out of the Darkness Walk for R.I.T.A. Saratoga Race Course, Union Ave. Entrance Gate, Registration 9:30 a.m. Families and friends from throughout the Capital Region who have lost of a loved one to suicide along with those who want to help break the stigma surrounding mental illness will gather to raise awareness and funds to help prevent suicide. Saratoga WarHorse Project and Congressman Tonko will also participate. Walk begins at 11 a.m. For more information call (518) 221-3901 or (518) 209-3569.

End of Summer Cool Down Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs, 1 p.m. The Open House is from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. followed by this Saratoga 150 event which brings to life nostalgic pastimes like music, ice cream and art. Enjoy the cool sounds of George Fletcher and his band “Foldin’ Money” as they perform blues, jazz, rock and reggae. For more information call (518) 584-1621 or visit

Adirondack Legends Concert Rogers Park, Bolton Landing, 1 p.m. A free concert of traditional and contemporary Adirondack music and stories. The rain location is Bolton Town Hall. For more information, call the Lake George Mirror (518) 644-2619.

calendar Reservations are required, call (518) 792-1761, ext. 327 or jleary@ This lecture is free with museum admission.

Monday, September 16 Lifelong Learning Academy Begins Fall Term Academy is a non-profit membership organization sponsored by SUNY Empire State College and is affiliated with the Road Scholar Institute Network. Informal, peer-led study groups in literature, writing, science, history, foreign languages and the arts are offered each fall and spring. Registrations are still being accepted for the fall term. Brochures with registration forms are available on the Academy web site ALL, at local libraries or from the Academy office (518) 587-2100, ext. 2415.

The Parkinson’s Support Group of Saratoga

Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, 2 p.m. This meeting is open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, caregivers, family members and friends. For more information, call (518) 8856427 or (518) 798-8947.

Tuesday, September 17 Monthly Piroghi Sale Christ the Savior Parish, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. As usual we will have potato/ cheese, sauerkraut and farmer’s cheese piroghis for order. Additionally, there will be a few prune piroghis for those who desire them. Please call (518) 363-0001 for more information. Pickup will be between 11:30 and 12:30 on that Tuesday.

Louise Penny: How the Light Gets In Holiday Inn, Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m.

Reflections on Modern Louise Penny presents and discusses Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and her latest installment to the Lake George Lecture Inspector Gamache series, “How The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, 2 p.m. Hyde Chief Curator, Erin B. Coe gives a lecture on the last day of O’Keefe exhibition. Coe is the editor of the exhibition catalogue and author of the essay, Something so Perfect: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George.

the Light Gets In”. Tickets are $35 and include one copy of the book. Tickets can be purchased online at or in person at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, (518) 682-4200 or (855) 339-5990.

Wednesday, September 18 Wednesday Crafters to Resume Simpson UMC, 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. All crafters and hobbyists are invited to bring their latest project and drop in any time. No ability level, attendance or church affiliation is required. Bring a bag lunch or partake our light refreshments. Stay an hour or the day. For any questions call (518) 288-5922 or

Thursday, September 19 Adirondack Balloon Festival 2013

Crandall Park, Glens Falls, 4:30 p.m. Hundreds of hot air balloons take to the sky at the 41st Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival, taking place September 19–22. There will be balloons of all shapes and size. Watch from the ground as they take off into the sky or go for a ride and see a view you won’t soon forget. For more information visit www.

Friday, September 20 Ghosts in Yaddo Gardens Yaddo Gardens, Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 5 – 6 p.m.Experience the spirit(s) of the gardens. Docent led tours begin at the parking lot. Tours will be held on Friday and Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. through Sunday, October 27th. For more information call (518) 584-0746.

Blood Drives September 19, 2013 9:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. Saratoga Hospital 211 Church St. Saratoga Springs Donation Types: Double Red Cells, Blood


Family Friendly Events

Friday September 13

17th Annual Irish 2000 Festival Saratoga County Fair Grounds, Ballston Spa. Parents can bring the kids a little early in the day or evening to enjoy some of the music (kids under 12 are free) and then get a sitter to head back out to really enjoy the festivities! We’ve gone to this festival in the past and the music is always amazing.

Saturday, September 14 Baby Boot Camp class this Saturday from 9 – 10 a.m. at Clifton Park Center. We love Baby Boot Camp because it’s fun for both moms and kids. If you’ve been wanting to get back in shape but don’t know where to start, grab your baby, a stroller, and check out this free class! Climb an authentic fire tower and view a replica fire observer’s cabin without having to climb a mountain! Get a treetop view of Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park this Saturday with a guided hike starting at 10 a.m. This event is subject to weather conditions so contact Larry Gordon (Town of Wilton Fire Tower Coordinator) at (518) 469-0918.

Sunday, September 15 Healthy Living Market Open House This Sunday from 11 a.m. -2 p.m., join the crew for an extra special celebration! There will be crafts to keep the kids busy, fun-filled and informative demonstrations from their Learning Center Chefs and Demo Coordinator, and even live music so you can dance off the calories. The best part is… it’s all FREE! We'll definitely see you there!

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Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013

Flavorful Lamb and More From Elihu Farm Lamb Osso Bucco

Adapted from “From the Earth to the Table” by John Ash Notes: This recipe expands easily to feed a crowd. The garnish, called gremolata, is essential for the success of this dish. Nearly all the ingredients for this dish are available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. Bob and Mary Pratt, who raise sheep, lamb, and hens for eggs on 150 acres in the Town of Easton (Washington County), attribute some of the unique flavor of their lamb and eggs to the high-quality pasture on which the animals feed. “Pasture, plus some grain, means superior taste and tenderness in the lamb,” notes Mary Pratt, who handles the farm’s table at Saratoga Farmers’ Market yearround. “Our sheep and lambs graze pastures for three seasons or eat hay in the winter, as well as a small amount of locally grown grain.” The Pratts have been farming in Easton since 1986, and have protected their farm through the Agricultural Stewardship Association, and their wetland through the Federal Wetlands Reserve. They have never used growth promoting substances like hormones or low levels of antibiotics, and have never fed animal byproducts.  “When you practice

Mary Pratt, of Elihu Farm, sells lamb and eggs at the market year-round.

sustainable animal husbandry, you are rewarded with healthier animals and better tasting products,” remarks Bob Pratt. The customers at the market seem to agree, as they flock to Elihu Farm’s table on Wednesdays and Saturdays, asking Mary advice on different and preparation techniques, and returning a week later with stories of culinary triumphs. The farm’s market coolers stock lamb in many forms, from chops to ground lamb, as well as ground mutton and three flavors of mutton sausage. Right now, the farm is also selling frozen

duck, and will soon offer fresh ones. “Many different world cuisines feature lamb,” notes Mary Pratt, “from France to North Africa, and Italy and Ireland.” In addition to lamb, Elihu Farm is one of several vendors at the market selling fresh eggs. Rounding out this farm’s diverse product offerings, at various times of the year Elihu Farm has duck (summer and fall) and goose (fall and winter holidays). Mary Pratt will take orders for holiday season goose and winter egg shares any time.  

The Fridge is On the Fritz!

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY Hello my Foodie Friends, Well, it happened; there was extreme quiet that crept all over the Reardon household on Monday. The kind of quiet that your dog looks up at you and says, “Hey, something’s wrong and I didn’t do it,” and your cat after licking her paws says: “I ain’t talking but the

dog looks guilty!” ‘What is wrong,’ I wondered? I go downstairs to feed the animals, which must be done quickly or the cat will start the Air Raid alarms. The can of cat food is in the fridge and I open the door to a blast of heat and no light! Uh oh, this is not right! The cat, unfazed, says: “Hurry, I don’t have much longer!” Well, it has been 16 years and the man at the store said “You are lucky because they are only designed to last 10 years.” I said, “Wow, because I had to move everything to my garage ‘beer fridge’ which has been running for 26 years.” He said, “Yep, they don’t make ’em like that anymore!” I told him that is the same thing my furnace guy said to me this winter when my furnace went out this winter. I asked him how come there are people out there with furnaces that have lasted 50

Ingredients: 4 cracked Elihu Farm lamb shanks Flour for dredging the shanks Olive oil for sautéing 2 cups chopped (½”) yellow onions 2 chopped (½”) sweet red peppers, chopped 3 cups chopped plum tomatoes 1 cup diced celery (optional) 1 cup sliced carrots (optional) ½-1 tsp chopped hot pepper, or ¼ - ½ tsp dried Arbol pepper flakes 2 tbsp chopped garlic 2 cups lamb or chicken stock (homemade if possible) 1 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup Kalamata or other black olives (not canned), pits removed, sliced or whole 1 tbsp fennel seed ½ tbsp minced fresh oregano, or ½ tsp dried ¾ tsp minced fresh thyme, or 1/3 tsp dried Garnish Before serving, make the gremolata. Combine equal quantities (such as 2 tsp) of grated lemon zest, minced fresh parsley, and minced garlic. Instructions Preheat the oven to 350°F. While the oven is heating, dredge the lamb shanks in flour, then sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. In a large casserole or Dutch oven, sauté until lightly browned the onions, sweet red peppers, and optional celery and carrots in olive oil, one or two vegetables at a time, and set aside. Saute the garlic and hot pepper and add to the vegetables. Clean the pan if needed, and sauté years and he said, “Yep, they don’t make ’em like that anymore!” I also noted that there are cars still on the road from the early 1900s and he said, “Oh, well those are cars!” I felt defeated. I think we should ask the whistleblowers in this country to forget about the NSA and try to find the people responsible for lowering the life expectancy of all our expensiveto-replace stuff! It is a plot! I had my friends the Lowendehales, Russrevs and the Ironcrows over for the first Monday Night Football game and we had warm soda and cold beer to offer them; they were kind enough to take home all my perishables which could not fit in the beer fridge because we did not enough space due to all the beer. I

the lamb shanks in more olive oil until lightly browned. To the lamb shanks, add the vegetables, tomatoes, stock, wine, olives and fennel seed. Cover and bake for about 2 hours, adjusting the heat so the liquid is bubbling gently. Remove the cover, and bake for 30 minutes more, or until the shanks are very tender. Remove the vegetables and shanks, and set aside. Degrease the braising liquid if necessary. Add the oregano and thyme, and cook over high heat until the liquid forms a light sauce. Return all ingredients to the sauce. Serve in large soup bowls. Sprinkle each bowl with gremolata (garnish).

have my priorities! It is strange how many things that are in our refrigerators that we didn’t know were there. We found some Maalox with a 2009 expiration date on it. “Maalox?” I said to Paula. She said, “It’s good cold!” I said, “Well, cold and old!” Paula threw away some other food stuff that wasn’t recognizable anymore, among a lot of things that are bad for you, and she is determined to stock the new fridge with only healthy food. I am behind Paula 100 percent! I know in the end I will get my beer fridge back! Remember my Foodie Friends, “Life Happens in the Kitchen” Take care, John and Paula

Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013






Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013

Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013


Teddy Roosevelt Rides Again in Historic Celebration by Chelsea DiSchiano Saratoga TODAY

NORTH CREEK – September 14, 1901 began as a normal day for Theodore Roosevelt, the vice president of the United States. He was enjoying time with his family while vacationing in the beautiful Adirondacks when he arrived at the North Creek Train Depot Station where he would be given a lifechanging telegram. Roosevelt opened the message to learn that President McKinley had succumbed to a fatal gunshot while attending a rally in Buffalo. Roosevelt promptly boarded the southbound train to Albany and the next morning was sworn in as the 26th President of the United States. This weekend, 112 years to the date of that historic moment, the North Creek Depot Station will reenact that event with nationally acclaimed Teddy Roosevelt reprisor Joe Wiegand. “He’s one of the best-known reprisors in the nation,” said Sue Wilder, special events and marketing associate at Saratoga & North Creek Railway. “He was actually commissioned by the New York State Museum of Natural History to pose for a sculptor of Teddy Roosevelt because he’s about the same height and weight as Teddy, and they needed to know how he would sit on a bench—he was also asked by President George W. Bush to come to the White House when they were celebrating Teddy’s presidency, so he went and did a presentation there for them. He’s top notch.” This Saturday morning at exactly 6:45 a.m., Wiegand will recreate that early morning train ride where a period-dressed man will break the news of McKinley’s death. Following the reenactment, Teddy will ride in the dome of the train for a “Breakfast with Teddy” event as the train drives down to the Saratoga Springs Train Station. A unique aspect of the weekend’s activities is the arrival of the Leviathan No. 63 steam engine, a replica of the original locomotive type built by the Schenectady Locomotive Works in 1868. This weekend will be the steam engine’s first debut in New York State since being built. The Leviathan No. 63 project began in 1999 when Dave Kloke started his adventure building a full size, standard gauge replica of

the train. Kloke and his team have spent thousands of man hours for over 10 years to build the Leviathan, faithful in every detail. “They built the train exactly to how it was, right down to the nuts and bolts,” Wilder said. “Though it originally burned wood, the replica engine burns fuel oil.” Continuing, Wilder added that the steam engine experience is totally different from a normal train. “It’s a completely different whistle sound and there’s smoke billowing everywhere—we did a trial run the other day and it was amazing,” she said. “People came out of their houses because it was completely different—one lady came out with one sock on and one off because she didn’t want to miss seeing the train!” Attendees can see the train leave from the Corinth station at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, or wait for it to arrive in Saratoga Springs at 10 a.m. where children can participate in the Teddy Bear Train Ride event as the train continues on to the North Creek station. A Teddy Bear Tea is also planned for 2 p.m., where “Teddy” will tell stories including the tale of how his children’s beloved pony Algonquin took a stroll right through the oval office. Attendees to the Teddy Bear Tea will also have an opportunity to make some “Teddy Bear” take home edible craft projects. There is no cost to attend the outdoor tea as long as children bring their favorite teddy bear along to share in the fun. Other family-friendly events include the Tales from Teddy storytime, Rough Rider Pony Rides and the Canary College Dance Orchestra, which will perform jazz and ragtime music for all to enjoy.

Teddy will also provide platform talks from the train for history buffs interested in the historical aspect of the weekend. A full schedule of events for both Saturday and Sunday are available at To make train reservations, call (877) 726-7745. “It’s history in the making,” Wilder said. “You’re actually seeing a part of history re-live itself, and it’s never been in my lifetime that a steam engine has made its way up this track, so this is a cool thing to have happen.”




Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013

Jazz at the Lake 2013 Celebrates 30 Years LAKE GEORGE — Jazz at the Lake 2013 will celebrate three decades of presenting established and merging jazz masters as the event celebrates its 30th anniversary September 14-15 in Shepard Park in Lake George. All concerts are free and feature a variety of jazz musicians:

Saturday, September 14:

1 p.m.:Brian Patneaude Quartet Albany-based saxophonist Brian Patneaude, cited as “Best Jazz Artist” by Metroland’s “Best of the Capital Region” contest, kicks off the festival with his quartet. Jazz Times hailed their CD “All Around Us,” as ‘thoughtful, harmonically intriguing.’ 2:30 p.m.: Joel Harrison & Anupam Shobhakar Quintet Acclaimed by Downbeat in 2012, guitarist, composer and arranger Joel Harrison teams with the Indian sarode master, Anupam Shobhakar and their group, Leave the Door Open. 4:15 p.m.: Michele Rosewoman & New Yor-Uba Project The afternoon will end with New Yor-Uba Project, the 10-piece ensemble led by pianist, composer, and arranger Michele Rosewoman. Downbeat says “Rosewoman is one of the under-the-radar stars of American music.”

Special Saturday Evening Performance, 7:30 p.m.: New Gary Burton Quartet, followed by fireworks over the lake Featured artist Gary Burton, brings his 70th anniversary tour to Lake George with the New Gary Burton Quartet and their CD, “Guided Tour.” A true original, he developed the four-mallet technique. Burton is a multiple GRAMMY award-winner and to date has been nominated a total of 15 times. Sunday, September 15:

1 p.m.: Christian Howes & Southern Exposure Jazz Journalists Association’s violinist of the year, Christian Howes, opens with his quintet, Southern Exposure, featuring accordionist Richard Galliano “the heir apparent to Astor Piazzola,” who created Tango Nuevo. 2:30 p.m.: Ben Williams & Sound Effect Winner of the 2009 Thelonious Monk International Bass Competition, bassist Ben Williams appears next with his quintet Sound Effect. Cited in two categories by Downbeat this year, the Daily News also declared him to be “at the forefront of the new generation of jazz players.”

Michele Rosewoman

New Gary Burton Quartet

4:15 p.m.: Dave Liebman Big Band New York-based David Liebman’s Big Band (DLBB) made up of New York’s most experienced players, recording artists in their own right. The DLBB features original compositions by the multiple Grammy nominee and Jazz Times Critics Poll winner over his 40-plus years of performing.

Christian Howes

Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013



Rustic Furniture Fair Celebrates Regional Art by Chelsea DiSchiano Saratoga TODAY BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Adirondack region has always been famous for the rustic furniture the area’s woodworkers and carpenters have produced for over 125 years, a fact that will be celebrated this weekend at the 26th Annual Rustic Furniture Fair presented by the Adirondack Museum. The festival celebrates rustic art with displays presented by more than 50 of today’s artisans and artists, chosen by the museum for their unique interpretations of the genre as expressed in handcrafted furniture, furnishings and Adirondack paintings. The genre was originally given an imaginative form when local men who were guides, carpenters and handymen created handmade furniture with materials from trees such as bark, twigs, branches, burls and logs, according to the museum.

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“For lovers of rustic, this place is like the headquarters for learning about the origins of the style,” said Todd Happer, director of marketing at Adirondack Museum. “The museum has a great collection of pieces from historic hotels, great camps and cottages, and some of it is on display in this cool hillside cottage on the grounds called Bull Cottage. Visiting that place full of the work of 19th- and 20th-century master craftsmen is such a great complement to seeing how today’s inheritors of the tradition are interpreting the ‘rustic’ genre.” At the fair, visitors will have a chance to listen to rustic makers talk about their inspirations, materials, and methods—with many conducting live demonstrations of willow bending, carving and painting. Many artists will also have their creations available for sale. “One of the four new artisans this year is Chara Dow of Dow Rustic Works in Rochester,

who does some amazing work with driftwood from Lake Ontario,” Happer said. “Another is Mark Verna, Mark Verna Art in Webster, who is a fine-artist painter but also does these cool “liquifish” that kind of bring fish into the house—without having to feed them.” Another highlighted artist includes Tom Yacovella from Utica, a wildlife artist who’s bringing Adirondack paintings and a sculpture called “Tribute to the Whitetail” which is made from naturally shed, unaltered antlers he’s collected over a 50-year period. Two new shows, “Great Wilderness, Great Expectations: Masterworks from the Adirondack Museum” and “Traveling with Stoddard” will both feature never-before-seen works, displayed to the public for the very first time. In addition to guideboatmaking demonstrations, staff-led tours, audio guides, numerous children’s activities and live music

provided by Intermountain Trio from Gloversville, fair attendees will also have the chance to vote for their favorite rustic maker. On Sunday afternoon the museum gives a People’s Choice award to the year’s best display/artisan. “Kind of like Adirondack Idol, I guess,” Happer joked. Happer added that meeting rustic makers is one of his favorite aspects of the fair. “It’s one of the great aspects of the Rustic Furniture Fair, getting to talk with working artists about their craft, finding out what inspires them and discovering how their work has evolved,” he said. Artist Gary Casagrain of Tupper Lake’s Casagrain Gallery echoed Happer’s sentiments about the fair. “It runs the full gamut from classic rustic design all the way to elegantly contemporary rustic, with everything in between,” Casagrain said. “What’s nice about it is that they’re works of art, one of a kind.”

The museum’s Lake View Café will be open during the event, and shipping services will be available on-site, provided by the Lake Placid UPS Store. Alternative parking will be available Saturday and Sunday on at the museum’s Collections Storage and Study Center, 8757 State Route 30 in the hamlet of Blue Mountain Lake, with a free shuttle to and from the museum provided. For more information visit



Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013

week of 9/13-9/19 friday, 9/13: Gravity, 9 pm @ Bentley’s - 899.4300

Tim Eriksen & Trio de Pumpkintown, 8 pm @ Caffè Lena - 583.0022

Tim Wechgelear Trio, 9 pm

Harx, 9 pm

@ Gaffney’s - 583.7359

The McKrells, 9 pm @ The parting Glass - 583-1916

Joe Ray Jackson Band, 3 pm

@ Gaffney’s - 583.7359

@ The Mill - 899.5253

Larry Kernagis, 8 pm

Perfect Strangers, 9 pm

@ Irish Times - 583.0003

Spoiler, 10:30 pm

@ Bentley’s - 899.4300

@ JP Bruno’s - 745.1180

sunday, 9/15:

Jim Wilson Quartet, 9 pm

Dan Bern, 7 pm

@ 9 Maple Avenue - 583.2582

DJ Dingz, 10 pm

@ Saratoga City Tavern - 581.3230

North & South Dakotas, 9 pm @ Putnam Den - 584.8066

Grand Central Station, 8:30 pm @ The Mill - 899.5253

Marcus Ruggiero, 8 pm @ The Rusty Nail - 371.9875

High Peaks Band, 6 pm @ The Saratoga Winery - 584.9463

The Audiostars, 8 pm @ Vapor - 792.8282

saturday, 9/14: Stellar Young,This Renaissance,

@ Caffè Lena - 583.0022

Sunday Blitz NFL, all day games @ Vapor - 792.8282

TS Ensemble, 3 pm @ The Mill - 899.5253

monday, 9/16: Michael Franti & Spearhead, 8 pm @ Upstate Concert Hall - 371.0012

tuesday, 9/17: Open Mic Night (every tuesday), 9 pm @ Gaffney’s - 583.7359

wednesday, 9/18:

Premier & Beaked Whale, 8:30 pm

Open Mic featuring Siri Allison, 7 pm

John Savage Quartet, 9 pm @ 9 Maple Avenue - 583.2582

thursday, 9/19:


Anne Hills & Priscilla Herdman, 8 pm

Celtic Session, 7 pm

@ Bailey’s - 583.6060

@ The Parting Glass - 583.1916

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Nouveau Jazz Beat, 10 pm

Jeff Walton, 6 pm

@ Circus Cafe - 583-1106

@ Horseshoe Inn - 587-4909

The Blackouts, 7:30 pm

Beatin’ the Odds, 7 pm

@ Putnam Den - 584.8066


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Blood on the Dance Floor, 7:30 pm

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Static, 10:30 pm

Awesome, 8 pm

@ JP Bruno’s- 745-1180

Anne Hills & Priscilla Herdman, 8 pm @ Caffè Lena - 583.0022

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Blue Streak Hall Of Fame Welcomes New Class SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs City School District honored six individuals and one team for their extraordinary contributions to Saratoga Springs high school athletics, during the 2013 Blue Streak Athletic Hall of Fame induction, Thursday. The celebration in the Meade Auditorium at Saratoga Springs High School recognized Lindsey Ferguson, Thomas Healy, Kathleen Kauth, Marty Sherman, Andrea Snyder-Pedersen, Robert Stulmaker and the 2004 Girls Cross Country team. The members of the 2004 Girls Cross Country team include Nicole Blood, Ashley Campbell, Hannah Davidson, Karyn Delay, Ferguson, Caitlin Lane and Alysha McElroy. The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals whose support has played a critical role in the strength of school and community athletic programs, according to Saratoga Springs director of athletics and physical education Peter Sheehan, and was established to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding athletes, coaches, administrators and supporters. A committee composed of current and former coaches, high school administrators, community members, as well as current and retired athletic directors reviewed the nominations and selected the honorees. A

trophy case in the lobby of the “blue gym” will hold plaques in honor of the Hall of Fame members. After the ceremony started at 4:30 p.m., Inductees and their guests were provided a dinner in the Saratoga Springs High School Cafeteria.

Thomas Healy (Class of 1954)

2004 Girls Cross Country (Coaches Art and Linda Kranick)

Lindsey Ferguson (Class of 2006) Lindsey Ferguson was a member of the high school track and cross country teams and also won a full scholarship to Notre Dame University, where she continued her athletic career. In high school, she was a four-time All-American in Cross Country and won the New York State Championship in from 2002-2005.

An accomplished basketball and baseball player, Thomas Healy set the high school’s basketball scoring record in 1954 with 36 points, leading the team in points, rebounds and shooting percentage.

Andrea Snyder-Pedersen (Former Coach)

Andrea Snyder-Pedersen served as a gymnastics coach at Saratoga Springs High School for 23 years, with a 237-38-0 record. She was the head diving coach for 11 years and was part of 11 sectional titles and 11 undefeated seasons.

Kathleen Kauth (Class of 1997)

Bob Stulmaker served as director of physical education, athletics and health at Saratoga Springs High School from 1995 to 2007. He was also the Saratoga Springs varsity wrestling coach (125-49-2 overall record).

Marty Sherman taught at Corinth High School for 33 years, where he served as athletic director. He coached wrestling for 33 years, baseball for 12 years, earning six Northern Conference championships and one section championship.

The 2004 girls cross country team at Saratoga Springs High School that claimed the 2004 Nike National Championship was considered by some running experts to be the best cross country team ever, and was measured against some collegiate powerhouses. “There’s just so much more to them than just the times and the championship titles,” said Marc Bloom, editor of The Harrier magazine and creator of the Nike/Foot Locker Super 25 National Rankings. “They are tremendous students, tremendously unselfish to their teammates, and the epitome of the excellence that can be achieved when youth works together.” An unprecedented four members of this record-breaking team qualified for the Foot Locker Nationals that year during the Northeast Regional’s competition in Van Cortland Park.

Kathleen Kauth has had an outstanding ice hockey career, including membership in the women’s team that won a bronze medal in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. During her years at Saratoga Springs High School, she participated in soccer with Coach Lyn King for four years, serving as a captain, and lacrosse for four years with Coach Sue Hoffman, including three years as captain.

the famed Hatfields and McCoys without the feud, but definitely the look of hillbillies. So a good number of the Boston Red Sox sport the same type of beards, maybe not as long, but at times they look comical mainly because of what these men stand for in professional baseball in the 21st century. As for the characterization of the men on the TV show, for lack of a better description, they have developed the reputation for making high quality duck-call whistles. The Sox, who are as professional as any other team in Major League Baseball, are as good as any team that Boston has had in its history. There are many stories of the Red Sox of old having a reputation for choking toward the end of the season. Over the past 10 seasons, the Boston franchise has changed that scenario because of six playoff appearances and winning the World Series in 2004 as the wild card and 2007 as the American League East Champs. It has been a dry playoff quest for three consecutive seasons for the boys of Beantown, but the

beards still hold significance for the team. It’s an old idea of a sort for good luck — to remind the players of their goal to go all the way to the 2013 World Series. Coaches and teams have always had superstitions, no matter the sport. I know a story of a late local basketball coach, who, when he and his team were on the bus traveling for a game, suddenly noticed that the driver was going a different way. Already 20 minutes into the trip, he jumped up and told the driver he was using the wrong route, making him turn around—because the current road was bad luck! The driver turned the bus around, the game was played a little later than it was supposed to, but they won and that just “proved” he was right. In baseball, if the players need a rally, they put their hats on upside down, known as the Rally Cap. There are superstitions about touching the lines. Also in baseball, everyone avoids the foul lines. Some players will jump over the line to avoid contact. In tennis, the players will avoid

touching lines during rest breaks and changeovers. In soccer, before a throw-in, the players will avoid touching the boundary lines. Same applies when making substitutions. Many athletes have good-luck charms. Other, more religious, players say a prayer for their support from up high. As some basketball players do the sign of the cross while at the foul line, so will baseball players in the batter’s box. Michael Jordan would wear his college shorts (University of North Carolina) under his pro shorts for good luck. So came the development of the longer inseam in the current basketball uniform design. MJ started a new fashion and made a statement toward a new basketball trend that came about due to his personal quirky superstition or good-luck charm. It’s been about 15 years with the new MJ style of hoop trunks. Nearly every Sunday for the last 16 years on the PGA tour, Tiger Woods wore a red shirt. He usually wore the red in the final rounds because his mother told

him so. She believed that as a Capricorn, Tiger’s “power” is at his best when wearing the color. Red is also the color of Tiger’s Stanford University. Famed hockey player, Wayne Gretzky, would put baby powder on the blades of his hockey sticks. He treated them like babies because he wanted to make sure he took care of what took care of him. So, does the good luck beard give the Red Sox an advantage over their opponents? Not really! Or maybe so, because it might give them a bit of a psychological edge over their opponents — a feeling of empowerment from the personal side. There have been many wars won by nations of old or even now, who have believed they had God on their side. Don’t know if God picks his teams or armies, but I do know there is a feeling of confidence that comes in the thinking that one has an edge over one’s opponent through ulterior sources. Where’s my rabbit’s foot, and my Red Sox hat, and my Yankees shirt and game-winning tie? Cross your fingers!

Bob Stulmaker (Former A.D. and Coach)

Marty Sherman (Class of 1961)

No, the Red Sox are not ‘Duck Dynasty’

by Damian Fantauzzi for Saratoga TODAY Looking at the Red Sox, one could get confused by the “look” that the majority of the team has—beards. Many people are aware of the fairly new show on TV, a reality show and comedy called “Duck Dynasty.” A group of brothers and their father, a family of sort, with some friends and employees, who make hand-held duck call whistles for a living, while all “sporting” long beards. The characters are this side of

Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013



Ballston Spa Looks To Avoid 0-2 Start

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Class AA Empire Division rivalry between Saratoga Springs and Ballston Spa will be Saturday at 8 p.m., rescheduled from Thursday because of weather concerns. The Scotties will make the less-than-7-mile drive to Saratoga Springs High School for the showdown to decide bragging rights just two games into the season. The Blue Streaks (1-0) started the season last Saturday with a convincing 52-18 win over Albany High, as Saratoga Springs rushed for 411 yards and five touchdowns, led by Jordan Wilcox’s 162 yards on the ground and one touchdown. During the victory, the Blue Streaks had a scorching run that tallied 45 straight points. The expected win over a football program that once held the longest losing streak in the state (44 games until last October) didn’t come without any concerns, though. The Falcons averaged almost 6.5 yards per carry, rushing for 213 yards and two touchdowns. This could be cause for concern as the Scotties (0-1) had 223 yards

on the ground out of the flexbone last week. The 28-21 loss to Guilderland last Friday night was somewhat of an eerie reminder of how the Scotties failed to hold leads last season. The difference in last week’s game basically came down to two plays. Ballston Spa’s defense stepped it up until two separate third down and long conversions by the Dutchmen. The Dutchmen faced one of those situations, down 21-14, on their own 9-yard line in the fourth quarter. What followed was a swing pass that converted into a 91-yard touchdown to tie the game. When Guilderland earned the ball back with less than two minutes left in the game, the Scotties again gave up another third-andlong conversion, before giving up the game-winning touchdown. But with just one game under both team’s belts and kinks to still work out, one thing is for sure—the rivalry feeling will be in the air for a showdown that will give one team a potential late-season-standing tiebreaker over the other.

Saratoga Springs head football coach Terry Jones oversees a preseason practice on August 27. Photo courtesy of

Blue Streaks Ready To Capitalize On Last Year continued from pg. 1

Saratoga Springs cross country program is known for its multiple national titles, including a stretch of nine national championships in 12 years. During that run was the 2004 team that is considered by many to be one of, if not the best, high school cross country team of all time and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame last night. But last year was the first time that both the boys and girls won the Federation Championship meet since 2001. In 2005, both the boys and girls won the state meet at Queensbury, but the boys came up just a bit short at the Federations before going on to win nationals. This year’s boys bring back depth—an obvious key for Blue Streaks teams of the past. “We have a T-shirt that I wear that says, ‘Individuals win races, teams win championships,’” Kranick said. It’s a motto the team has taken to heart. The group of boys is led by three seniors: Jay Navin, Brent Freestone and Joe Verro. “We have three outstanding seniors, not just in their running ability, but they’re just terrific kids returning,” Kranick said. “They’ve had a great kickoff to the cross country

season, great training. I’m very confident in these young men. I believe that they are right back to where we left and I’m looking forward to a great season.” Navin had a second-place finish at last year’s sectionals and was the top Section II runner at states with a 10th place showing, before a 13th-place finish at the federation meet, as the boys won both the Section II and state titles for the first time since 2005. “[Navin] has a tremendous work ethic and determination,” Kranick said. The boys also return sophomore Aidan Tooker, who was the Freshman Cross Country Runner of the Year in New York State, and is “stronger and faster this year,” Kranick said. This year is Section II’s turn to host the New York State Championships also, as Queensbury High School, a location the Blue Streaks are familiar with, will be the location for both the Section II meet and the state meet (November 1 and November 8, respectively). “I don’t know if it’s a benefit,” Kranick said. “We like the course. The Queensbury coaches did a fantastic job in 2005. Our teams performed well then. We’re looking forward to a great Section II meet.”

The girls team enters 2013 very youthful but experienced. One of the key losses is Keelin Hollowood. Hollowood’s protégé, Sarah Morin, is expected to carry on that leadership role—something Kranick says has already happened for the sixyear varsity senior. “Keelin Hollowood last year was a tremendous captain and senior Sarah Morin, who you could say was Keelin’s understudy last year, has really done a great job this year motivating the rest of the young girls.” Junior Spencer Hayes has also been with the team since seventh grade and should make a strong impact as well. Another big loss for the girls is Taylor Driscoll. Driscoll finished first in the Suburban Council and Section II championships, fourth in the state meet and third in both the Federation meet and Northeast Regionals. She also finished ninth at the NXN National Championships in Portland, Oregon and earned First Team All-State and Senior of the Year in New York before committing to the University of Notre Dame. Also, Olivia Morrow, who ran for the team as a sophomore last year, is now at Holy Names.

Jay Navin - Photo Courtesey of

But the girls started off this year strong, as did the boys, as the Blue Streaks took down Shaker and Columbia in the season’s first dual meet this past Tuesday at Saratoga Spa State Park. Morin took first place for the girls with a time of 18:43, while the young Tooker had the fastest

overall time on the boys side at 15:22. Navin finished in a close second with 15:32 and Freestone took fourth (16:06). The dominating victory saw six boys finish in the top seven and eight girls place in the top 10. The team’s next meet is also at home next Tuesday, September 17.



Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013

Community Sports Bulletin Saratoga Springs’ Boutelle Takes 2nd to Lead St. Mike’s Cross Country COLCHESTER, VT — The Saint Michael’s College men’s and women’s cross country teams opened their seasons by returning to Saint Anselm College’s Shacklette Invitational for the first time in 11 years on Saturday, with junior Chloe Boutelle’s (Saratoga Springs) runner-up showing leading the women to a second-place finish. Both teams competed in an eight-team field, as the men nabbed sixth place. Boutelle’s second-place showing in a field of 113 came in a time of 19:07, as she was the top Saint Michael’s finisher for the eighth straight meet. Junior Lindy Heffernan (Sutton Mills, N.H./ Kearsarge Regional) was seventh in 19:32. Classmates Colleen Gilliatt (Grantham, N.H./Lebanon) and Allie Gratton (Essex Junction, Vt./Essex) and senior Daniela Czark (New York, N.Y./The Elan School) were the next three scorers.

Intro to Ice Skating Signups Begin SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Recreation Department for the city of Saratoga Springs is currently holding signups for their eightweek Fall Intro to Ice Skating program. This program is open to everyone ages 3 and up. If you’ve never skated before or are looking to build upon skills already learned, this is the program for you. Classes will be held Tuesday afternoons and evenings and Saturday afternoons. The Program cost is $40 for Saratoga Springs city residents and $70 for those living outside the city. Registration forms can be downloaded from the city’s website at You can also register in person at the Recreation Center at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue. Call the Recreation Department at (518)587-3550, ext. 2300 or email recreservations@ with questions or for additional information.

Matthew Blake Memorial Walk Set For 29th SOUTH GLENS FALLS — The second Annual Mathew Blake Memorial Walk for St. Jude will be Sunday, September 29 at Moreau Recreation/Harry J. Betar Park in South Glens Falls. Registration is at 10 a.m. the day of the event before the walk begins at noon. There are several ways to help the cause, whether it’s joining for the walk, collecting raffle items and silent auction items (get a group of coworkers or family/friends and make a themed basket), or collecting monetary donations. You can also purchase a $5 childhood cancer magnet, a Matthew Blake Walk for St. Jude T- shirt ($15), Baseball cap ($6), a hooded sweatshirt (small to X-large: $30.00, XXL: $36.00, XXXL: $40.00), or a golden heart for $5. This year there will also be a pull tab collection, so be sure to bring can tabs. Any pull tab is good: soda cans, soup cans, cat food, dog food, etc. Each person who drops off tabs will receive two free raffle tickets. The person who brings in the most (in weight) will receive 25 FREE raffle tickets. Collect $50 and receive a car magnet ($100.00: window decal and car magnet; $150: receive a decal, magnet and T-Shirt). There will also be a large bake sale table again, with 100 percent of all proceeds going to St. Jude.

For further information, on how to get a registration form, how to donate or help in the planning process, please contact the committee, Rachel Blake, Wendy Herrold, or Jennifer Livingston at or look for the event on Facebook, “Matthew Blake Walk for St. Jude.”

Matthew Robert Blake, from Queensbury, fought a courageous 11 month battle after being diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer, at the age of three. The walk in his name is to raise awareness of childhood cancer, raise money for St. Jude and remember Matthew (October 26, 2007–January 24, 2012).

High School Scores Football

Boys Golf

Girls Soccer

Boys Soccer

Burnt Hills 69, Lansingburgh 25 Dan Maynard: 113 passing, 3 TDs

Saratoga Springs 233, South Colonie 276 Calvin Beckwith shot a 35 for the Blue Streaks

Shenendehowa 3, Saratoga 0 Shenendehowa 2, Burnt Hills 1(OT) Katie Benson: 2 goals

Schuylerville 6, Cambridge 1 Shenendehowa 2, Saratoga Springs 0

Shenendehowa 234, Guilderland 251 Kyle Matthews and Tyler Lesniewski both shot a 36 for Shen

Schuylerville 3, Albany 0 Burnt Hills 3, Shaker 0 Elise Zwicklbauer: goal, 2 assists

Niskayuna 2, Ballston Spa 0

Schuylerville 30, Hudson Falls 7 Josh Thomas: 3 TDs, 167 yards rushing Shenendehowa 34, Columbia 10 Jeremiah Smith: 75 yards, 2 TDs Guilderland 28, Ballston Spa 21 Saratoga Springs 52, Albany 18 Jordan Wilcox: 162 yards, TD

Send your sports stories or briefs to Brian Cremo, Sports Editor at brian@saratoga

Girls Tennis Ballston Spa 5, Burnt Hills 4

Puzzle solutions from pg. 16

Galway 2, Lake George 1

Galway 3, Canajoharie 1 Zach Hartman: hat trick South Glens Falls 7, Hudson Falls 0

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Week of September 13 – September 19, 2013



Albany-Saratoga Speedway Season Champions Crowned MALTA — The 2013 season at Albany-Saratoga officially ended last Friday night, September 6, with a full house of race cars and a large crowd of faithful fans in the grandstands. While Brett Hearn and Rob Yetman had earned their crowns the previous week, last week saw the remaining weekly division champions fight for their bragging rights. In the Sportsman class, Jeremy Pitts of Clifton Park, earned the track title with a 22-point lead over runner-up finisher Derrick McGrew of Ballston Spa. Both entered the night with two feature wins in the season, but the second place feature race finish by Pitts helped him clinch the track title. The “Run What Ya Brung” Sportsman 50-lap headline feature event had 27 entrants with wings, sail panels, topless and several other modifications take to the track for the $1,000 to win Sowle Trailer Repair sponsored event.  Scott Duell, driving the Lazzaro AutoBody No. 14X, was the class of the field leading the entire 50 laps. Duell survived several restarts and strong challenges from McGrew and Pitts, setting a blistering pace throughout the feature race. Duell, who had not won a feature this season, was elated with his consistent performance throughout the night, from warm-ups to the checkered flag. Following Duell across the finish line were Jeremy Pitts, Derrick McGrew, Andy Durie of Stillwater and Mike Ostrander of Ballston Spa. Stan Wetmore of Oak Hill set the fast pace for the 10-lap Vintage Modified feature that had 11 entrants, including three firsttime ever Vintage drivers—Mike Sowle in a former Ray Dalmata No. 643, Ed Hauser in a former Jack Johnson No. 12A coupe, and Francis Oliver in a former Tony Villano No. 37 coupe. Wetmore, a former Lebanon Valley Speedway Modified champion, drove away from the field that saw John Consentino, Link Pettit, Don Greco (driving the Sowle no. 643), and Frank Blanchard round out the top five. For Randy Miller, his fourth win in the Street Stock division, was out of reach until a strong outside move by the No. 12 driver on the Bill Duprey No. 44D coming

off the third turn on a lap 26 restart put him out front for the remaining four laps. Very close behind and finishing out the top five were 2013 track champion No. 44D Bill Duprey, No. 00 Josh Coonradt, No. 44 Ken Conroy and No. 45S Justin Smith. The 25-lap Pro Stock feature event was the final race of the season for the drivers for the AIM Warrior Series and paid $1,000 to win. Although the point champion for the track had been determined the week before, the race was hard fought and had the crowd cheering throughout. Kim Duell, driver of the Lazzaro AutoBody No. 14, had not won a race all season long. He was not to be denied this night. Duell, of Porter Corners, was not even in a top-five position until lap 12. On the 15th circuit, Duell had moved into third. On lap 18, he was in second and on lap 19 he took the lead with a smooth, strong inside move between turns three and four over Byron Wescott and took command from that point forward. This was Duell’s first win of the season and the 14th of his career at the speedway and he had to survive seven cautions to do so. Duell and his son Scott, who won the Sportsman class, gave the Lazzaro AutoBody team cause to celebrate on the closing night at the ‘Great Race Place.’ Rounding out the top five positions in the Pro Stock class were Brandon Emigh of Ballston Spa, Byron Wescott of Ballston Spa, Pete Broderson of Ballston Spa and Kenny Martin of Scotia.

Yetman, the track champion for 2013, struggled throughout his qualifying heat dropping from the pole position to the rear with new carburetor issues. The team quickly went to work, changing back to their previous setup and ran the second fastest lap during the feature event. Starting at the rear of the field, and knowing he had to make the long haul to Autodrome Drummond Speedway (CAN) the next morning, Yetman chose to pull in the pits once he

determined the car was running well. It took three attempts but once the green flag flew and a lap got completed, it was Timothy Davis of Bennington with his third victory of the season in the Novice Sportsman class. Davis had to survive several caution periods that saw a number of cars end up being towed to the pits with damage. Finishing in second through fifth in the Novice Sportsman class were Pete Jeske of Mechanicville,

Ron Casey of Manchester Center Ricky Davis of Arlington and third-generation driver Christopher Ronca of Clifton Park. Track champion Chris Murray of Fair Haven finished a disappointing 11th after being collected in a lap 13 tangle with Randal Sousie in turn two. In the 4-Cylinder Combined feature it was a strong run by Todd Goldstein in the No. 8D that put him in the lead from his 10th place starting position.

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