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LOCAL • INDEPENDENT • FREE Volume 11  •  Issue 38  •  September 29 – Oct 5, 2017 • (518) 581-2480

All-Star Athletes Play Ball in Saratoga Springs by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY

Rachel Rumpf, of the Saratoga Springs Blue Streaks Varsity Softball team, highfives with Jose Canseco, and is flanked by former N.Y.Giants football greats Otis Anderson, at left, and Lawrence Taylor, at right during the Saratoga Casino Hotel All-Star Sports Festival on Sept. 23, 2017. Image by

SSHS Assembly Gone Awry by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — These parents chose to remain anonymous due to fear of retaliation against their children. Kekla Magoon, writer of eight fiction young adult novels, went to Saratoga Springs High School on Friday, Sept. 15 and spoke to the freshmen class. What was marketed to parents as

an assembly on writing styles and techniques quickly turned into an assembly on Magoon’s book “How It Went Down,” a story about a young black man shot by a white man with conflicting narratives on what truly happened that day. According to parents and students, Magoon utilized her book plot to discuss the Black Lives Matter Movement and

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Super Bowl champions and World Series victors, Triple Crown winners and local kids got together at Saratoga Casino Hotel on a sun-filled Saturday afternoon to play some ball and raise some money to help keep sick children together with their families and near the care and resources they need. “Hey Ozzie. Move around a little bit out there,” first base coach Craig Nettles – a six-time

Major League Baseball All-Star – advised Ozzie Smith, a 15-time All-Star himself. Smith’s knack for impressive defensive plays earned him the nickname “The Wizard” and a reputation as one of the best shortstops to ever play the game. Following Nettles’ instruction, Smith and Mickey “Mick the Quick” Rivers stepped up their warm-up drills, which consisted of fielding practice grounders and subsequently launching them at first baseman Lawrence Taylor.

BALLSTON SPA — Ballston Spa officials voted this week to hire the Saratoga Springs law firm Harris Beach, formally initiating

a legal case against city leaders to challenge their eminent domain proceedings over the proposed recreational trail on Geyser Road. “I refer to it as the trail to nowhere,” Ballston Spa Mayor See Trail pg. 11

See Assembly pg. 20

“My son was made to feel like his police officer family members were bad guys.”

Fall Bride Inside See pg. 23-34

See All-Star pg. 45

‘Trail to Nowhere’ Heads to Court by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY


See pg. 52

Inside TODAY Blotter 5 Obituaries 6 Business 14-17 Education 19-21 Arts and Entertainment 42-46

Sports 50-56

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Neighbors: Snippets of Life from Your Community Who: Wade Boggs, Major League Hall-of-Famer. Boggs appeared in 12 All-Star games and won five American League batting titles during an 18-year baseball career, 11 of those with the Boston Red Sox. In 1996, he won a World Series as a member of the New York Yankees. Where: Saratoga Casino Hotel. Q. What did you think of your home run performance during the All-Star Celebrity Softball game?

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A. I look at it like this: Jose Canseco was 1-for-3 in his first three swings, and we have similar body types, so I had to make a 50-and-older softball league run here. Q. You retired from baseball more than 15 years ago. How do you stay in baseball shape? A. I coach high school baseball in Tampa, Florida, so I take BP (batting practice) with the kids and get to hit periodically. But it’s a whole different animal with the softball and the lobbing it in. Q. How do you feel about the day overall? A. It was great to come out here. We had a huge crowd and it was a wonderful day. We even had the jockeys out here – and I’m considered a jockey since I rode a horse in ’96. Interacting with the fans is the main thing. Everyone’s so gracious to come out and enjoy an afternoon playing a little softball, seeing some famous people and hopefully we don’t embarrass ourselves in front of people. You look around and everyone’s having a great day. We couldn’t ask for a better day in New York Q. Is there a camaraderie that bonds together athletes from different sports? A. Absolutely. It gives us a different opportunity to get into their world. You sit around and talk with the guys. We hang around with hall-of-famers and do our little locker room talks, but you also get into the football guys, and we got some jockeys out here. I mean, Ron Turcotte: the guy who rode Secretariat. Does it get any better than that? Q. What kind of conversations do you have with the other athletes? A. I asked L.T. what is it when you look through that mask, and a guy’s coming at you, that you just want to knock his brains out? Does that stick with you forever? He said: at the end of your career it sort of leaves you. That’s when you know it’s time to get out of the game, when you don’t want to get hit. And it’s sort of that way in baseball. At the end of your career, you know it’s time and the only one who can answer that is you when you look in the mirror. Because you never lie to yourself when you look in the mirror. Q. Did Anyone’s performance especially surprise you? A. Angel Cordero. He said he couldn’t hit and then he walks out there and hits a rope to left field. I said, ‘Dude, we could have had you leading off the whole time!’ Q. The purpose today is that you’re out here raising money for charity. A. Well, that’s what we do. We’re facilitators of raising money when we can come out and lend our name and draw these crowds. And when you go home at night and put your head on the pillow, there’s a big smile on my face knowing we raised money for the Ronald McDonald House.

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Route 9 Habitat for Humanity ReStore Opens MOREAU — The Southern Adirondack ReStore of Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties will open to the general public with a grand opening the first week of October. Sustained largely by a dedicated team of volunteers, the Southern Adirondack ReStore is a Habitat for Humanity-style thrift shop selling new and gently used home furnishings, decorative accessories, lighting, appliances, building materials and more. There will be a ribbon cutting on Monday, Oct. 2 at 3 p.m., after which the doors will be officially open. The new ReStore, located at 1373 Route 9 in Moreau (next to outdoor equipment supplier Emerich Sales and Service), will be the first in the tricounty region. The public is invited to attend the grand opening, tour the nearly 7,000-square-foot ReStore and shop for bargains anytime during the weeklong celebration. Each day the ReStore will be running special promotions and activities. Local donations made by generous people—including businesses, decorators, contractors and homeowners—support Habitat for Humanity’s work and mission throughout the region. Proceeds of every sale go towards building and maintaining affordable homes and revitalizing neighborhoods in the community. Every year, through the efforts of its volunteers, Habitat is able to provide affordable home improvement items and furniture to local families,

then purchase the home with a nointerest equivalent, 30-year mortgage. Mortgage payments are recycled into a “Fund for Humanity” where all payments are directed towards future Habitat projects. The investment in every Habitat home is leveraged to assist others in need; every dollar is truly an investment in the community. “The ReStore is all about building capacity—additional homes built, additional partner families, additional employees supporting affordable housing in

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while also diverting usable materials from local landfills. “Thanks to the overwhelming support of the members of Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties, we’ve been able to develop the affiliate to provide even more services to the community. While providing the means to recycle unneeded furniture and home goods, the ReStore will provide revenue to fund more home builds, as well as stimulating commerce in the area,” said Tammy DiCara, president of the affiliate. The ReStore does not take donations of clothing. Other household

items, building materials, lighting and appliances are welcomed. Those who wish to donate items may call 518-793-7484 to inquire about scheduling a pick up; or drop off items to the ReStore during its operating hours Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., or by appointment. All donations to the ReStore are tax deductible. Habitat homes are built using primarily volunteer labor. In order to quality for a home, each family is required to contribute 500 hours of “sweat equity” in the construction process. Habitat partner families

the community,“ said Executive Director Adam Feldman. “As our largest fundraising and outreach endeavor to date, the Southern Adirondack ReStore will power our build-and-development mission throughout our entire service region. Key to our success, are the many volunteers and donors that work and provide goods and services to ReStore, allowing us to minimize costs, maximize sales and drive more dollars back into community development and enrichment,” said Charlie Burd, the ReStore manager.



Week of September 29 – Oct 5, 2017

New Dunkin’ Donuts Flu Shots Available Next Week Opens on Sad Note SARATOGA SPRINGS — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those over the age of 65 are at a higher risk of complications from the flu compared to young, healthy adults because human immune defenses weaken with age. Since a flu shot is one of the easiest ways to prevent the flu, The

Summit at Saratoga, 1 Perry Road, will host a clinic Monday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in association with Hannaford Pharmacy. “If you’re over 65 or have a chronic disease it’s a smart move to get a flu shot this fall,” said Christy Durant, the Summit at Saratoga’s community manager. “Influenza is easy to prevent, and by taking this

simple step you can stay healthy during upcoming flu season.” Attendees are asked to bring their insurance cards with them to the clinic. For more information, call 518-430-2136, or email rebeccad@ For directions to the community, visit

Infant and Baby Growth Series by Body Workers

The daughters and nephew of Jerry Burke celebrate the official opening of the new Dunkin’ Donuts in Milton on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Photo provided by Ed Lewi Assoicates.

MILTON — Family and friends gathered Wednesday during a special ceremony to remember the late Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Jerry Burke, and to celebrate the opening of The Burke Companies’ newest Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in Saratoga County. Burke, who passed away on Sept. 15 after a motor

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vehicle accident, had been diligently working to open the new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant at 14 Trieble Avenue in Milton. The private event featured an official ribbon cutting, the release of monarch butterflies and the unveiling of a memorial stone in the patio area that says “forever in our hearts.”

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Bodywork Professionals at 11 Spring Street is offering a series of classes about infant and baby growth during October, held every Thursday from 12 to 1 p.m. Donations from participants will benefit Wellspring’s Purple Purse Challenge, a fundraiser to help end relationship and sexual abuse in Saratoga County. Bodywork Professionals, known for its massage and bodywork services, has specially trained staff members who will work with infants and their parents or caregivers. “These hands-on sessions

will expose caregivers to milestones in a baby’s growth and development along with cues the baby may offer. Participants will learn bonding exercises, games and relaxation techniques, as well as tools for supporting colic, gas/discomfort, and sensitivity,” said massage therapist Kathleen Gates, who will be co-leading the sessions. This series is for babies aged 3 months to crawling and their parents or caregivers. Participants can attend any number of sessions, making a charitable donation of any amount instead of paying a service fee. Anyone

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whose child falls outside of the age and activity limits may add their name to a future class list. All money donated will go directly to the Wellspring charity. “We have supported the important work of Wellspring in the past through our community education series and are pleased to help them again with their Purple Purse fundraising goal during October,” said Becky Morris. For more information, or to make reservations for the Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 sessions, call 518557-5514 or email with “Infant Class” in the subject line.



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POLICE Brianna L. Clark, age 19, Salem, was charged on Sept. 22 with misdemeanor DWI, fail to comply with lawful order of the police, resisting arrest. Jimmy M. Cross, age 38, Queensbury, was charged on Sept. 22 with two felony counts criminal possession of controlled substance. Michael R. Thum, age 31, Saratoga Springs, was charged on Sept. 21 with criminal possession of marijuana misdemeanor. Daniel L. Miele, age 31, Troy, was charged on Sept. 21 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminal possession of marijuana. Savannah K. Meyre, age 20, Saratoga Springs, was charged on Sept. 21 with assault in the third degree, endangering the welfare of a child, obstruction of breathing or blood circulation. Branden T. Younes, age 19, Ballston Spa, was charged on Sept. 21 with operating motor vehicle impaired by drugs, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Taylor B. Sousa, age 24, Fort Edward, was charged on Sept. 21 with failed to signal a turn, aggravated unlicensed operation, unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance. Sheila M. Griffin-Terrel, age 60, Saratoga Springs, was charged on Sept. 21 with petit larceny. Brittany L. Cashion, age 27, Saratoga Springs, was charged on Sept. 20 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and speeding. Andrew P. Felarca, age 31, Edmond, Oklahoma, was charged on Sept. 20 with misdemeanor DWI and misdemeanor aggravated

DWI, fail to obey traffic control device, passed a red traffic signal light. Shannon M. Fontes-Page, age 47, Saratoga Springs, was charged on Sept. 19 with petit larceny. Anthony M. Derose, age 22, Ballston Spa, was charged on Sept. 19 with aggravated unlicensed operation, unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal impersonation. Juan D. Jeanty, age 42, Schenectady, was charged on Sept. 18 with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Azizi J. Smith, age 40, Schuylerville, was charged on Sept. 18 with speeding, failed to signal a turn, aggravated unlicensed operation, refusing a chemical test, circumvent interlock-court order, criminal possession of a controlled substance. Glenn D. Clark, age 22, Saratoga Springs, was charged on Sept. 17 with criminal possession stolen property misdemeanor. Christian B. Huston, age 26, Saratoga Springs, was charged on Sept. 17 with criminal contempt first degree- felony. James A. Wilsey, age 49, Saratoga Springs, was charged on Sept. 17 with criminal contempt second degree/disobedience. Devin P. Nelepovitz, age 29, Watervliet, was charged on Sept. 17 with misdemeanor DWI, misdemeanor aggravated DWI, fail to keep right, unsafe lane change. Izaiah Rodriguez, age 18, Cohoes, was charged on Sept. 16 with aggravated unlicensed operation. Muhammad N. Jahangir, age 22, Queensbury, was charged on Sept. 16 with fail to keep right, failed to stop at stop sign, aggravated unlicensed operation.

BLOTTER 5 Corey E. McCann, age 20, Amsterdam, was charged on Sept. 16 with resisting arrest- misdemeanor. Ryan W. Boyce, age 25, Saratoga Springs, was charged on Sept. 16 with aggravated unlicensed operation, following motor vehicle too closely. Donald V. Marsh, age 53, Waterford, was charged on Sept. 16 with carrying animal in a cruel manner, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon misdemeanor. Russell L. Palmateer, age 40, Saratoga Springs, was charged on Sept. 16 with misdemeanor petit larceny. Kellsey M. Fraher, age 23, Greenwich, was charged on Sept. 15 with speeding, aggravated unlicensed operation. Alycia M. Andreadakis, 42, of Ballston Spa, was charged Sept. 8 with burglary, and grand larceny, and Moquisha M. Harrison, 30, of Amsterdam, with burglary, and petit larceny. They are suspected of unlawfully entering a building in the town

of Ballston and stealing property from within July 28 and Aug. 28. Each was released to pre-trial services to appear in Ballston Town Court at a later date.

COURT According to the Saratoga County District Attorney’s office, on Sept. 22 Nikolai M. Mavashev, 19, of Mechanicville, and Joseph A. Broscko, 17, of Clifton Park, were arraigned and held without bail. Indictment charges follows:



Mavashev – felonies: murder in the first and seconddegree, three counts robbery in the first-degree, assault in the first-degree, two counts criminal use of a firearm in the firstdegree, criminal possession of a weapon, aggravated criminal

possession of a weapon, manufacture/transpor t/ disposition/defacement of weapons. Misdemeanors: criminal possession of stolen property, two counts petit larceny, growing of cannabis, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Broscko – felonies: two counts murder in the seconddegree; three counts robbery in the first-degree, assault in the first-degree, two counts criminal use of a firearm in the firstdegree, criminal possession of a weapon, aggravated criminal possession of a weapon. Misdemeanors: criminal possession of stolen property, two counts petit larceny.



Judge Worth Has the Experience and Education I am responding to a letter by Suzanne M. Laplante in Saratoga TODAY (“Time for Change in Wilton,” Sept. 8-14) regarding the upcoming election for Wilton Town Justice. Specifically, I would like to address Ms. Laplante’s closing argument, wherein she states, “Judge Worth does not possess the legal education and experience we need for these complex times.” To the contrary, here are some facts regarding the two candidates’ experience and education: Judge Worth has presided over 90,000 New York vehicle

and traffic cases and 6,200 penal cases. He has over 30 years of judicial experience in the Town of Wilton. In contrast, his opponent has presided over a total of zero cases and has no judicial experience whatsoever. Judge Worth has completed over 80 New York judicial courses and has judicial certification from Albany Law School. In contrast, his opponent has no education specific to the type of cases handled in Wilton town court. Judge Worth is a lifelong Wilton resident. He knows the town, its people,

and its community standards. In contrast, his opponent just moved to Wilton within the past year and has much to learn about the town of Wilton and its people. Judge Worth has the experience, education and community values we need in a town judge. We are fortunate to have Gerald Worth as our Town Justice, and I ask that you vote to reelect Judge Worth on November 7. David Buchyn

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Ronald T. Millis, Sr. died Saturday, September 23, 2017. Calling hours were Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Burke Funeral Home, North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. A funeral home service at 10am today, Friday, Sept. 29 followed by burial in Greenridge Cemetery, Lincoln Ave. Please visit at

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A. Roger Ruefer passed away on September 21, 2017 at Saratoga Hospital. A memorial service will be celebrated on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 2pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (149 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs) with military honors to follow. Online remembrances may be made at

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Frances M. Herrmann passed on September 14, 2017. Burial will be at a later date, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, at which time the family will celebrate her long life. Arrangements under the direction of the Burke Funeral Home, Saratoga Springs (518-584-5373). Please visit at

BALLSTON LAKE — Ronal P. Crowley, Sr. passed away Sept. 24, 2017. Calling hours were Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Burke Funeral Home, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518-584-5373). A funeral home service followed and burial with military honors was at the Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Please visit at

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SSHS Student Earns Scholar Award SARATOGA SPRINGS — Yothan Sage, a Saratoga Springs High School sophomore, has been designated as the Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar’s (SSAS) Coull Foundation Scholar. Sage is a member of the SSAS incoming class—their tenth— who will receive mentoring and financial assistance for up to seven years as he proceeds through high school and college. In nominating Sage, SSAS Executive Director Jim LaVigne noted that he is a three-sport athlete who has maintained an outstanding 91 average in his studies.

Yothan is one of four children in his family; his two older sisters are previous graduates of Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar classes. His sister Kara is in her third year at Skidmore College and is an honor student; his sister Hannah has completed her first year at RPI with a straight ‘A’ average. Founded in 2004, the Coull Foundation is dedicated to the memory of Betty and Tom Coull of Rancho Palos Verdes, California in support of education, cancer research and the arts. Gretchen Squires, owner of the Posie Peddler in Saratoga Springs, is Betty’s

niece and a member of the Coull Foundation’s Board of Directors. According to LaVigne, “Gretchen reached out to SSAS after reading an article last year about my wife, Mary Gavin, and Kristie Roohan taking the SSAS senior class to an etiquette dinner at Sperry’s Restaurant. She liked the fact that SSAS teaches overall life skills in addition to stressing excellence in academics.”

Squires introduced SSAS to the Coull Foundation board and was successful in obtaining the $18,000 grant. To date, The Coull Foundation has primarily concentrated its grant support toward Southern California-based not-for-profits and charities. Saratoga SponsorA-Scholar became its first upstate New York recipient, due to Squires’ interest and involvement.

As an incoming scholar, Yothan Sage will be identifying his major subjects (he currently favors mathematics) and community service projects that are part of the program. This fall, he also will be a member of the SSHS Junior Varsity Football squad, playing both wide receiver and cornerback. His favorite sport is wrestling; currently he is in the 138-pound division.

Women Celebrated by Girl Scouts

(Left to right) Anastasia L. Pratt, Ph.D., Distinguished Community Leader introduced by Alyson Rock, Troop 4033; Mary Skillan, Lifelong Impact Award introduced by Celeste Lukasiewicz, Troop 4061; Barbara Rice, Distinguished Trailblazer introduced by Teagan Benjamin, Troop 4106; Meg LeFevre: Distinguished Personal Achievement introduced by Samantha DeMeter, Troop 4106. Photo provided. On behalf of Saratoga Sponsor-a-Scholar, Yothan Sage receives a check for $18,000 from The Coull Foundation, which is presented by Gretchen Squires, owner of Posie Peddler and member of the foundation’s board. Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar’s Executive Director Jim LaVigne (at right) nominated Sage. Photo provided.

STATEWIDE — The Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York celebrated the 2017 Women of Distinction honorees at an event

on Thursday, Sept. 21 at the West Side Ballroom in Plattsburgh. Women of Distinction is a nationwide program by Girl

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Hearty Meal Offered to Benefit Treatment for Alcoholism SARATOGA SPRINGS — An innovative treatment facility in Brazil for alcoholic clergy, which was founded by Ballston Spa native Rev. William Tracy, will benefit from a Soup and Sandwich Night hosted by the Saratoga Knights of Columbus on Thursday, Oct. 5, at its 50 Pine Road location. In 1981, the 88-year-old padre was just 52 when he laid the groundwork for The New Life Community in Curitiba, Brazil that has since saved the lives of legions of priests and others who—like himself—had become addicted to alcohol. In the early days, Tracy was shy about discussing the journey that led him to establish the pioneering mission. That changed when the Ballston Spa High School Class of 1946 alum realized he could not expect people in his American hometown to care about his foreign mission unless he came clean about the reasons he decided to make it his life’s work. The multi-tiered treatment

center, overseen by Father Tracy in conjunction with Sister Irma Terezinha de Jesus Dias, DM, includes a chapel with a view of the city park, an office, a dining room and six spacious dormitories with five beds each. Assisting the American priest and South American nun are additional psychologists, physicians, some former patients and volunteers from Alcoholics Anonymous. Thus far, the facility has helped several hundred members of the clergy (seminarians and nuns as well as priests) plus hundreds of lay individuals. “The greatest proof in my life that God really loves me is that I am sober today and free from the living death of active alcoholism. I am grateful that what for 20 years had been my greatest shame has been transformed into the precious gift of helping other alcoholics on the road to recovery,” said Father Tracy, who took the first steps to sobriety in 1978. Saratoga Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Tom

Gurka, Sr. said Council 246 considers it an honor to continue its longstanding tradition of supporting The New Life Community. “We are thankful to Father Tracy for his ministry and love of the Lord,” said Gurka. “Our long association with Father Tracy has been a blessing for our Council and we consider it an honor to give him our support at our October 5 fundraiser.” Former Ballston Spa Middle School Principal and Past Grand Knight Stephen R. Toussaint said Tracy “has long been an inspiration and support to others, not only in his priestly ministry, but also in his founding and sustained direction of a recovery program for priests and other religious persons in their fight against substance addiction in Brazil.” “Father Bill is a role model to us all,” Toussaint added. “His personal brand of kindness, sense of humor, positive outlook and most importantly his faith provide all with a sense of the importance of caring for the

The Saratoga Knights of Columbus hall at the intersection of Pine Road and Washington Street. Photo by Larry Goodwin.

well-being of others. We are encouraged by his determination and his spirit of hope in the face of many obstacles of daily life. We consider it an honor to give him our support.” Menu offerings at the 4:30 to 6 p.m. benefit include roast beef, turkey or corned beef sandwiches

accompanied by Navy bean with smoked ham soup. The cost of meals, which will be served on a first-come, first-served basis, are $10 for adults and $6 for children six to 12. Those under age six dine for free. For more information, call 518-584-8547.

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Malta Developer Makes Last ‘Push’ for Senior Apartments by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY MILTON — After its usual pledge to the flag of a republic Tuesday night, the Milton Town Board basically allowed one final exercise of free speech regarding a contested construction project that involves 14 acres off Hutchins Road. For the last time, a Malta developer publicly updated the board about his plan to raze one house and build 80-plus apartments behind that property in the quiet, wooded area. The units would be designed specifically for Saratoga County’s aging citizens “That is land that is going to be developed. You can’t leave it dormant. It’s not going to become a park,” concluded Saratoga Springs attorney Michael Toohey, who again

gave a presentation in favor of the project. Toohey did the same at a similar public hearing in July. “We think there’s a tremendous benefit to the town,” Toohey added, “for decades to come.” He cites statistics indicating that the county’s population over age 55 will increase to 90,000 by 2030, from the current level of more than 40,000. Then board members welcomed a lengthy rebuttal from the woman who, for months, has led the plan’s most vocal opponents. “There are a lot of questions that still need to be addressed,” stated Hutchins Road homeowner Dorothy Christiansen. The town board had deemed the exchange necessary in response to a Sept. 19 letter that was sent to residents by Thomas Samascott of Malta Development. Samascott sent his company

letterhead to dozens of residents on Red Oak Lane and White Oak Path in Milton, using capital letters to convey a sense of urgency about the project site less than a mile away. He requested that residents “contact each of the TOWN BOARD MEMBERS listed below and push them to approve my project.” “In an effort to gain approval for my Hutchins Road 55+ community I am going to agree to secure a source of water and also run the pipes in the streets of your neighborhood,” Samascott wrote. “The one catch is that if I do not get approval for the 83 senior units on Hutchins then I will simply build single family homes which I already have enough water for and then I will not secure the ADDITIONAL SOURCE OF WATER or run the water line in your neighborhood.”

Dorothy Christiansen of Hutchins Road leaves the podium on Tuesday. Photo by Larry Goodwin.

According to Toohey, Samascott has committed to spending a total of about $432,000 for water line extensions. Samascott had announced previously that he reached an agreement with Heritage Springs Water Works for his main Hutchins Road supply. A vote is required to change Milton’s residential zoning code and establish a Planned Development District for Samascott’s project to move forward. It would impact two 50-year-old neighborhoods of singlefamily homes between Hutchins and Margaret Drive, connecting them with a new roadway. Most owners of existing homes in the area signed petitions opposing the apartment complex, but now say they would prefer to see more singlefamily houses built. “Absolutely. I’d love to see houses there. The major issue is where does Milton want to go as a community,” exclaimed Christiansen, before her time at the podium had ended. She was a primary organizer of the petition drive. Milton Supervisor Dan Lewza said he was unsure at which board meeting in October—either Oct. 4 or 18—a formal vote on the zoning change would take place. Samascott, Toohey and their associates had left the Milton town complex before the public comment section of the meeting. Still, local

residents took full advantage of the opportunity to voice their concerns. “For Mr. Samascott, this is about money,” argued Hutchins Road homeowner Cindi Cox, whose backyard abuts the project site. (Her husband, Ralph, had kindly provided Christiansen with a cup of water during her presentation.) Brian Handley, a resident of Red Oak Lane, spoke favorably about Samascott’s proposal to extend water lines beyond Hutchins Road. He described longstanding issues among his neighbors with poor water quality. “It would be like a dream come true to have public water,” Handley said. Saratoga Springs developers Bruce and Tom Boghosian urged the board members to scrutinize the information presented by Toohey and Samascott for accuracy. “That’s what’s so distasteful in this town,” stated Tom Boghosian, after alleging that a number of “misrepresentations” were made about the Hutchins Road project with no attempts by board members to clarify them. Boghosian called it a “threat” for any developer to send a letter to residents suggesting that, without an approval, “you’re going to have crappy water for the rest of your life.” “It’s patently disgusting,” Boghosian said.

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‘Trail to Nowhere’ Heads to Court Continued from front page.

John Romano said before the 4-1 vote was taken. “And for the record, I enthusiastically vote yes.” The recreational trail, which would be built on the north side of Geyser Road between Route 50 and the Milton town line, was first proposed by city officials more than 10 years ago. But Romano claimed he was rarely consulted through much of that time. “The high-and-mighty attitude of the city speaks volumes about the city’s—what I call— arrogance in dealing with the village,” the mayor said. The Southwest Neighborhood Association (SWNA), the largest group of trail supporters, deferred to the city for comment. The office of Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen, another enthusiastic promoter of the trail, did not return a request for comment. “No one is ‘against’ a bike trail,” offered Geyser Road resident David Morris, in a previous

email. “They are against the safety, cost, environmental and land-grab issues with it, and how it was all handled by the SWNA and the city.” The land in dispute is part of Ballston Spa’s watershed, but it falls within the outer district of Saratoga Springs. Romano explained that the village pays the city a total of about $28,000 in property and school taxes annually at present. According to Romano, Saratoga Springs officials contacted the village earlier this month to communicate an appraised value of $1,800 for the narrow strip of land that would be affected by the Geyser Road trail project. The village maintains 12-inch water lines there that run from Baker Road to Rowland Street, he explained. The village has until Oct. 12 to take legal action against the city’s effort to seize Ballston Spa’s land and numerous other Geyser Road parcels, as a means to start construction of the trail.

Karl Sleight, the Harris Beach attorney representing Ballston Spa, said multiple separate legal challenges to the city’s eminent domain proceedings are now pending in the state Appellate Division in Albany and Saratoga Supreme Court. “This will take quite a period of time,” Sleight said this week. In late March, the two neighboring municipalities attempted to resolve their differences at a meeting in Ballston Spa, which was attended by Yepsen, Romano and other officials. But the village board’s action on Sept. 25 effectively ends all such amicable efforts. Romano said he anticipates legal fees of $15,000 in the case. Village Trustee Shawn Raymond, a state Department of Transportation employee, cast the only vote in opposition to hiring Harris Beach. “I’m just looking at the numbers,” Raymond told his fellow board members. “We’ve got a small piece of property that really

Ballston Spa Mayor John Romano (standing, at left) addressing the Sept. 25, 2017 meeting. Photo by Larry Goodwin.

can’t be developed for anything else, but perhaps a bike trail.” “Initially, we’re going to spend—just to file the petition—three times the amount of that value,” he said of the $1,800 appraisal. “I’m trying to take emotions out of the equation and just look at this as numbers and sense,” Raymond continued,

noting how $15,000 could easily be spent to improve sidewalks and other infrastructure in Ballston Spa. Raymond also faulted the mayor for basing his concerns largely on events that may or may not occur in the future. “I can’t spend, in good conscience, constituents’ money on pure conjecture,” he said.



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C-Span Tours Spa City; City to Host Household Episode to Broadcast in December Hazardous Waste Day by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Fresh off the road from journeys to Portland, Maine, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Burlington, Vermont, a crew from the C-SPAN Cities Tour project visited Saratoga Springs this week to capture images and conversations from across the region that will be broadcast on cable TV in December. “We are a tourist destination with international travelers now,” said city Mayor Joanne Yepsen, gifting a copy of the city’s centennial book to C-SPAN Cities Tour producer Ashley Hill at the Canfield Casino Sept. 22, as the cable TV crew kicked off their tour. “It’s not uncommon for people to move here after they have visited, to buy a house, start a business, have a second home or move their family here because the quality of life and the package

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs residents can participate in a household hazardous waste collection day on Saturday, Oct. 7. The event requires pre-registration, and will be hosted at the Weibel Avenue Ice Rink parking lot from 8 a.m. to noon. The event is open to City of Saratoga Springs residents only, and a current form of valid identification is required as proof of residency. Interested residents can A trio of C-Span’s “local content vehicles“ sit outside the Canfield Casino on Sept. 22, 2017, in advance of a weeklong tour of Saratoga Springs. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

of assets we can offer in this small, very tight-knit community is amazing. “ Segments are scheduled to include interviews with U.S. Rep Paul Tonko, state Sen. Kathy Marchione, and visits to the racecourse, the battlefield, Grant’s Cottage, the springs, the Yaddo arts colony, and a historical nod to Solomon Northup, among others.

Two Cities Tour “team,” cover about 24 cities in a calendar year, Hill said. An episode generally takes “a couple of weeks” to edit, she added. The finished product will broadcast on the cable network’s BookTV on C-SPAN2 Dec. 16, and its American History TV channel on C-SPAN3 the following day.

register online at the City of Saratoga Springs website: Public-Works-5/Hazardous-WasteDay-78. If you do not have online access, contact DPW at 518-5873550 to obtain a form. The collection day provides an opportunity to return household hazardous materials such as: pesticides, oil based paints, automotive fluids, acids, and fluorescent light tubes.

Panel to Convene at City Center Oct. 26 to Discuss Proposed Charter Change SARATOGA SPRINGS — A moderated panel discussion dedicated to identifying the pros and cons of the proposed change to the city’s form of government will take place 7 – 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at the

Saratoga Springs City Center. The event, sponsored by Saratoga TODAY, is free and open to the public. A public referendum will take place on Election Day, Nov. 7.

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Trash to Treasure: City Cuts Ribbon at 14-Acre Solar Park by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — The city staged a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week to showcase its 2.5 MW solar park at the former landfill site on Weibel Avenue. The energy park - which was fully energized in late August – features 7,992 panels on approximately 14 acres of city-owned land and is anticipated to power about 40 percent of city municipal power needs, from buildings to street lights. “We anticipate a cost savings. We’d like to have a little more data before we come out with that number, but that’s cost savings we can pass on to residents. In addition, we’re doing our part to reduce carbon emissions,” said Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan. Current energy costs in the city’s general fund operating budget - not including sewer and water - are approximately $1.2 million annually. There are no additional costs

general ownership of the facility. The land is city-owned. “It used to be a landfill and it was a pretty terrible sight,” said DPW Commissioner Anthony “Skip” Scirocco. “I don’t think anyone could have envisioned

Saratoga Springs Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan at solar park ribboncutting ceremony on Sept. 26, 2017 at the city’s former landfill site on Weibel Avenue. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

regarding the project to city taxpayers other than employees’ time and resources and however much local money was used to fund a $1.5 million state grant the city was awarded for the project,

which was initiated in 2012 by the nonprofit grassroots organization Sustainable Saratoga. Solar developer Onyx Renewables constructed the park, and own, operate and maintain

that dump turning into what is here today. A solar park, in my opinion, is one of the best uses to benefit the public and you can’t find any better for a place that at one time was not very nice. It’s a win-win.”



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Wilton Planners Approve Clean-Energy Fuel Cells at Home Depot by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY WILTON — The Wilton Planning Board has approved a project for 210 kilowatts of electricity production by large fuel cells that will be installed on the property of Home Depot, possibly before the end of the year. Lucy Harlow, the board’s executive secretary, said the “solid oxide fuel cell facility” proposed by California-based Bloom Energy for use at the Home Depot was “approved with conditions” during the Sept. 20 meeting. Those conditions, she said, include sufficiently addressing the concerns of local firefighters who are unfamiliar with the technology, and ensuring that proper amounts of space are allowed near the fuel cells in the event of an emergency. Firefighters need to “examine and inspect; and indeed be instructed in how these fuel cells work,” Harlow said. Harlow provided a copy of the Bloom Energy informational flyer, which states: “Our unique on-site power generation systems utilize an innovative fuel cell technology with roots in NASA’s Mars program. By

leveraging breakthrough advances in materials science, Bloom Energy systems are among the most efficient energy generators, providing for significantly reduced operating costs and dramatically lower greenhouse emissions.” Other large national corporations use the company’s “energy servers” as well, including Google, Wal-Mart, AT&T and Staples. Asim Hussain, vice president of marketing and customer experience for Bloom Energy, said the company has worked with Home Depot on roughly 200 similar projects to supply the electrical needs of stores in California and the Northeast. “The whole concept is to provide clean, sustainable energy… without any harmful emissions on site,” Hussain said. Hussain explained that Bloom Energy’s solid oxide fuel cells, which remain fixed on the ground in a specific location, typically generate power for 15 or 20 years. But they can be upgraded as well. The upgrades are completed using “whatever is our latest stack technology, which is how we refer to fuel cells,” he said. Local managers deferred to Home Depot corporate offices in

Georgia, but numerous requests for comment there were not returned. The progress at Home Depot in Wilton is being closely monitored by state agencies. Bill Opalka, a spokesman for the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), provided an email this week that explained the details of Bloom Energy’s proposal. Opalka wrote, “NYSERDA received Bloom Energy’s application for this fuel cell project (210 kilowatts) in February 2016, under NYSERDA’s Renewable Portfolio Standard Customer-sited Tier Fuel Cell Program.” He added, “NYSERDA has a contract with Bloom Energy for $963,837 in incentives with the expectation that the project would be built approximately within a year (end of 2017). “In order to receive this full pay-out,” Opalka continued, “the fuel cell must be installed in a manner that enables it to run on regular days in conjunction with the utility grid to provide a fraction of the power needed by the store, and also to be able to run during a utility grid outage to provide power to high-priority areas at the store.

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“Furthermore, in order to receive this full pay-out, the fuel cell must also demonstrate reliable operation for its first three years of operation,” Opalka said.

In conclusion, Opalka wrote: “Bloom Energy has shared with NYSERDA this project is expected to become operational by end-ofDecember 2017.”

Ribbon Cuttings Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties, October 2, at 3:00 p.m., 1373 Rt 9, Fort Edward. Feigenbaum Cleaners, Inc., Relocation of and the celebration of 100 years in business, October 4, at 1:00 p.m., 18 Congress Street, Saratoga Springs.

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OrthoNY Golf Tournament Lets Dozens Put ‘Best Foot Forward’ Photos by

by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY GREENFIELD — On Wednesday, nearly 70 people attended the 17th annual “Best Foot Forward Golf Tournament” at Brookhaven Golf Course organized by the staff and doctors of OrthoNY. The company has offices throughout the Capital Region that connect patients with physicians who specialize in hip, knee and joint replacements; foot, ankle, shoulder,

Dr. Jonathan Gainor enjoying the moment at Brookhaven Golf Course.

elbow and back injuries; plus general orthopedic and sports medicine. “The idea is to celebrate the patients’ return to physical activity,” explained Regina Colaes, the OrthoNY site operations manager. “Over the years it’s built a lot of camaraderie. There’s no pressure about being a good golfer.” A $10,000 prize was offered to anyone in the tournament who managed to get a hole-in-one, but Colaes said it did not happen this year. There were other awards handed

out, and most attendees were grateful for the abundant warmth this late in September. Colaes said about 80 people attended the luncheon at the tournament, which included a presentation given by Dr. Jonathan Gainor. Dr. Gainor shared his experiences from a recent volunteer trip he made to the South American country of Bolivia. According to Colaes, the doctor spent days performing “non-stop knee replacements and hip replacements.”



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A New Age of Wireless 802.11ac and How it Will Change your Business by Tech II for Saratoga TODAY “Will this make my wireless faster?” I turn toward the client, his work computer was running slowly due to malicious software, and I was there to remove it. “Well… No, this won’t make your wireless faster, but it will make your computer faster.” I could see that this answer was not the answer he was looking for. A mix of frustration and disappointment spread across his face. He nodded and left me to complete my work. If you have worked in the information technology field for any length of time it is very likely you have had to answer a question like this. As our devices demand more bandwidth and become more prevalent so do the speed demands that are being asked of our wireless networks. The average number of devices per

employee is 3, and it’s easy to quickly overload your network. Speed and connection stability are two of the biggest factors that leads to increased employee productivity, and luckily, the newest wireless technology 802.11ac has this in spades. Before we move on to why 802.11ac will help make your business better, let us discuss what 802.11n and 802.11ac are. In its simplest form 802.11 is a suite of protocols created by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.) 802.11n and 802.11ac are both protocols that happen to define how wireless works. One of the most important things detailed in each protocol is how fast it allows wireless communication. 802.11n has a theoretical maximum speed of 450 Mbps (Megabits per second.) 802.11ac has a theoretical maximum speed of 1300 Mbps, nearly 3 times faster than its predecessor 802.11n.

Now there are a few things to note about wireless speeds. One, you will never reach the theoretical speeds stated above. Two, you may say to yourself “Both those speeds are a lot faster than my internet coming in.” Yes this is true, but there are many factor that bring that theoretical number back down to earth. Unless you have upgraded your network in the last year or so your wireless network uses 802.11n. So how would switching from 802.11n to 802.11ac affect your business? First off, yes, there’s an expense involved to upgrade to 802.11ac, but not as much as one might think. On average the cost of 802.11ac equipment, compared to 802.11n, is around 10% more. Not bad to have a network that runs nearly 3x faster! Beyond that there are many other reasons to consider the upgrade to 802.11ac. One of the biggest improvements from 802.11n to 802.11ac is its

increased ability to handle multiple users at one time. This advancement is known as MU-MIMO (Multiuser multiple input multiple output.) MU-MIMO helps keep the integrity of everyone’s connections, especially when there are many users all connected to one access point. Another improvement comes in the form of more reliable long range communication. 802.11ac uses advanced beamforming techniques to increase the stability of wireless connections to users on the edge of its signal range. With 802.11n the wireless signal propagates from the access point in all directions equally, similar to the waves and ripples created when dropping a rock into a puddle of water. 802.11ac does things slightly differently. It also radiates wireless signal in all direction, but once you connect to the network the Access point will send more signal in your direction. This increases the stability and speed of the connection. This advancement

in beamforming also allows signal to propagate through more physical obstructions, which in turn means you have to buy less equipment then a network with 802.11n equipment. Upgrading your network is a big decision that can affect your business in so many ways, and there are many factors to consider before upgrading. Whether you are thinking of upgrading now or down the road a little, one thing’s for sureupgrading from 802.11n to 802.11ac will make your wireless faster. This article is, shall we say, a “user friendly” and simplified explanation from one of the systems engineers who specializes in wireless here at Tech II. If you are considering upgrading your wireless, or would like to know how else we can help you simplify your technology, please visit us online at or give us a call at (518) 587-1565, and we can provide you with a no-cost evaluation of your current network.

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BALLSTON SPA 54 Cypress St., $315,680. Heritage Builders Group LLC sold property to Justin Fisch.


58 Village Circle North, $432,000. Michael and Kimberly Beyer sold property to Sri and Chandrika Tarlapally.

5 Thomas Ave., $61,500. Brian Hof sold property to Equinox Properties LLC.

18 Galleon Dr., $406,245. Malta Land Company LLC sold property to Pryce and Jennifer Greenow.

407 Devils Ave., $75,000. Donald and Michele Rhodes sold property to Bordeau Builders Inc.

00 King Rd., $125,000. Robert Ponstein sold property to Robert and Renee Decelle.

407 Devils Ave., $464,264. Bordeau Builders Inc. sold property to Rudolph and Rachele Koegl.

34 Meadow Rue Place, $260,000. Charles Bowers sold property to Brandon and Martha Fagan.

25 Main St., $160,000. Craig Jasmin sold property to Raymond and Megan Hartmann.

55 Bayberry Dr., $325,000. John Novak sold property to Fang Jiang.

12 Meadowbrook Court, $505,603. TP Builders Inc. sold property to Charles and Barbara Munier.

CHARLTON 185 Stage Rd., $212,000. Nathaniel and Colleen Green sold property to Kyle Galarneau and Emily Berben. 1020 Packer Rd., $138,000. Janet Clute (by Atty) sold property to Daniel and Lawrence Sollecito.

CORINTH 4 Morreale Lane, $36,000. Robert and Patricia Reilly sold property to Harold Dawson. County Route 10, $55,000. Joseph Inzone sold property to 326 County Route 10 LLC.

GREENFIELD 52 Young Rd., $125,000. Stephen Ouimet, Sr. sold property to Derek and Julia Bradley. 12 Frasier Rd., $289,000. Nancy Ravena sold property to Christopher Schmidt and Anna Bartlett.

MALTA 24 Burlington Ave., $41,000. Wilimgton Savings Fund Society (as Trustee) sold property to Real Estate Asset Directors.

1 Wooden Court, $361,205. Michaels Group Homes LLC sold property to Christopher and Jennie Dore.

SARATOGA SPRINGS 32 White St., Unit 3, West Ave., $600,000. Kimberly Martin sold property to Faden Enterprises Inc. 8 Horseshow Dr., $495,000. Anthony LaCreta (Ind and as Atty) and Mary LaCreta (by atty) sold property to Stephen and Janet Grey. 13 Sultana Circle, $441,950. Leon and Jennifer Bennett sold property to Jacqueline Shuttleworth. 51 Cliffside Dr., $730,000. Maryl and Roderick Towle sold property to Robert and Julie Frieze. 19 Horizon Dr., $479,000. James and Nancy Burns sold property to David and Theresa Fingerhut.


15 Stony Brook Dr., $785,000. Laura Zembroski sold property to Ralph Daniello.

336 Jatski Dr., $420,000. Thomas and Karen Collins sold property to Michael and Amy Nickson.

11 Flying Dutchman Way, $420,000. Dale Beckner sold property to Eric and Sara Richard.

6 Pheasant Run, $319,000. Nathan and Melissa Rhoads sold property to Jeffrey Brown.

70 Railroad Place, Unit 504, $850,000. Steven Coons and Taunia Kipp sold property to Brian and Marlene Winick.

17 Birchwood Court, $230,000. Melody Gubala sold property to William Guadron. 523 Middleline Rd., $85,000. Hallmark Property Holdings LTD sold property to Keith Reilly and Sarah Halbig.

70 Railroad Place, Unit 212. $760,000. Neev and Wendy Crane sold property to Yogen and Theresa Chemburkar. 3 Royal Henley Court, $642,500. Andrew and Cheryl Wise sold property to Thomas and Elizabeth Zwickle.

$330,000. Twenty Eight 32 White St., LLC sold property to Charles Martin.

62 Hathorn Blvd., $295,000. Reds Rolloff LLC sold property to Robert Furman. 35 Thoroughbred Dr., $465,000. Ryan Bouchey sold property to William Murray and Eileen Finneran.

STILLWATER 307 County Route 75, $287,500. Bayview Loan Servicing LLC sold property to Janel and Martin Gregoire.

17 19 Meadow Lane, $137,800. Douglas and Carol Post sold property to Trevor Marsh. 29 Clinton Court, $245,000. Harry and Janice Powers sold property to Bruce Lilac.

WILTON 109 Holly Lane, $37,000. PNC Bank sold property to Steven and Nancy Helenek. 11 Conklin Court, $90,000. William and Judy Morris sold property to McPadden Builders LLC. 27 Saw Mill Court, $516,058. Smith Bridge LLC sold property to Charles and Elenor Fisher.

18 Saratoga Partnership Awarded at Canadian Economic Forum MALTA – The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, the county’s designated economic development agency, won an Excellence in Economic Development Award during the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference, held Sept. 17 to 20 in Toronto, Canada. The IEDC Silver Award in the category of Newsletter/ Newspaper was presented to the Saratoga Partnership at a ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The Saratoga Partnership was honored for its 8@8 e-newsletter, which is sent out bi-weekly on Mondays at 8 a.m. and showcases the top news items, issues and events affecting the Saratoga County economy. The e-newsletter was launched to keep stakeholders informed about topics related to

BUSINESS BRIEFS the economy. It is sent to a subscriber base of more than 2,500 individuals who are leaders in business, technology, education, government and the community. For more information, visit the website

Wesley Reveals Strategy for Future SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Wesley Community, under the guidance of its board of directors and CEO Brian Nealon, has embarked on a strategic plan that will transform all aspects of the organization to address the changing demand for services and continue to meet the needs of the older adult population in the future, according to a statement provided by Ed Lewi Associates. More than two years of research and planning has resulted in the Embracing

Excellence initiative, which features a four-pillar approach that touches all aspects of the organization, from infrastructure investment to workforce development. A changing landscape for funding and policy regarding Medicaid managed care, along with shifting preferences in longterm care solutions by consumers, has created both challenges and new opportunities for organizations that care for older adults across the state and nation. This long-term strategic plan will allow The Wesley Community to remain as one of the preeminent organizations in the area caring for older adults, both on its campus and in their homes. The plan has set the key goals of creating a culture of excellence; expanding employee engagement and wellness opportunities; renewal of infrastructure; and establishing new business development opportunities. In order to effectively implement the Embracing Excellence initiative, The Wesley Community has restructured its senior leadership team as follows: Shelly Amato, chief strategy officer (former CFO); Dutch Hayward,

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chief operating officer (former administrator); Jessica Florio, administrator (former associate administrator); Leslie Fettinger, director of employee engagement (former HR Director); Katie Lahoff, director of finance (former controller); and Meghan Glowa was hired as the new human resources director. The Wesley Community has not only been making changes to the leadership team but has also been investing in staff with more competitive salaries and educational programs at all levels, which opens up career development opportunities within the organization. The strategic plan has been designed to enhance all aspects of working at Wesley—from the overall experience of frontline staff all the way to directors. The Wesley Community is looking to further establish itself as a long-term career destination by creating clear pathways for current and future employees. It will also expand the available training opportunities to include more focus on employee hospitality, accountability, skill development and risk management.

Additionally, the Wesley Community is looking to make several investments across its continuum of care campus in Saratoga Springs to better meet the needs of residents and staff. Some of those changes would include the creation of more private rooms, renovations to the existing facilities, home care improvements and equipment upgrades. The leadership team at Wesley has also been noticing a societal transition where many aging adults now prefer to receive health-related services in their home. As a result, Wesley previously acquired home care provider Senior Solutions to provide new services for both current and future patients. Wesley Senior Solutions provides an alternative option beyond the traditional residential care currently available on campus and brings the same level of service to clients who wish to remain in the comfort of their own home. For more information, visit the website

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Ballston Spa Students Restore Canal Boat BALLSTON SPA — Pete Bardunias, president of Chamber of Southern Saratoga County, approached Ballston Spa High School last spring about repairing a boat in the canal that part of the Waterford Harbor Visitors Center. Diane Irwin, the K-12 Science Coordinator and overseer of the technology department, brought this project to the technology classes because these classes encourage the students to relate to the real world what they are learning. Businesses and community members approach the school about projects and the students do the designs and estimating of the budget and the work. “We appreciated the opportunity to collaborate with the chamber on this project,” Irwin said. “We were excited to do this project with Ballston Spa High School, especially because I thought it was useful to help some students who don’t go to a school directly effected by the canal. They got a chance to learn something about New york State and how a canal barge used to work,” Bardunais explained.

Ballston Spa Veteran Tax Break BALLSTON SPA — Ballston Spa Veterans are working diligently to pass a motion in the school district called the Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption. This program will give

veterans the same tax breaks for school taxes that they already receive on local property taxes. There are three types of exemptions; $6k for a veteran who served during war time, $10k if they were in a combat zone, and $20k if they are now disabled after serving. Non-veterans will see a rise in their taxes to remedy the savings for veterans. The school board was presented with three different levels for the veterans and voted yes on the minimum. “It is thought that authorizing an exemption would be particularly beneficial to younger veterans who may be attempting to finance first homes and who have not yet been able to significantly grow their incomes,” said Lew Benton, a member of the ad-hoc group of local veterans fighting for this cause. Benton served in the Army from 1969 to 1971. It has only been since June that representatives of the veteran community have been attending board meetings on this matter and encouraging a resolution. Another board meeting took place on Thursday, Sept. 28. “From a different perspective, an award of a benefit at an appropriate level would affirm, in a tangible way, the longstanding community ethic of shared responsibility to the few who served on behalf of the many,” Benton concluded.

Teacher of the Week MECHANICVILLE — The TCT Federal Credit Union salutes local

EDUCATION BRIEFS educatory and school employees each week out of the school year for their outstanding efforts. For the week of September 25, second grade teacher at Mechanicville Elementary School Joni Braun was given this honor. “Despite all the new challenges to teaching, Mrs. Braun finds a way to go above and beyond for her students. She goes out of her way to get to know each of her students and then gives them assignments that will bring out the best efforts from them. To instill a love of learning is one of the reasons that Mrs. Braun from the Mechanicville Elementary School is our Teacher of the Week,” said the official statement.

Saratoga Springs High School Students to Represent School at National Event SARATOGA



October, an elite group of selected attendees from Saratoga Springs will be going to Orlando for the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) conference. “PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers, serves more than 10,500 schools across the U.S. Saratoga Springs High School offers PLTW Engineering,” according to the statement. “I couldn’t be more proud of what out students and teachers have accomplished in the area of STEM education over the past few years. At Saratoga, we are focused on providing our students with the foundational skills to be successful in the global economy, and this national recognition from PLTW helps to validate those efforts. Moving forward, we will look to expand our course programming in the areas of Computer Science and Biomedical Technology to create more opportunities for

19 Saratoga students,” said Dr. Joseph Greco, Director of K-12 Math, Science and Technology Integration.

WSWHE BOCES to Hold Job Fair September 30 SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Sanford Street Teaching and Learning Center WSWHE BOCES will host a job fair to hire full time and part time teaching assistants and aides for open positions at all of its’ locations. Applicants are asked to bring resumes and be prepared for on-site interviews with the principals. Benefits include NYS Retirement System membership, school calendar schedule, full benefits, and opportunities for summer employment. “Join a team of professionals working with K-12 students where every day is different, exciting, and rewarding,” said the official statement.



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SSHS Assembly Gone Awry Continued from front page.

police brutality across America, and associated those two things with being a social justice warrior. One parent, who is choosing to remain anonymous to protect their child, said “my son was very distraught because his grandfather, uncle, and now cousin are all police officers. He had to leave his class to hear defamation of police officers like the family members that he idolizes. My son was made to feel like his police officer family members were bad guys.” “I asked Superintendent Piccirillo and interim Principal Whaley why impressionable ninth graders would be subjected to controversial and inflammatory material without any balance. I asked why no permission slip was needed to miss class like for any other field trip, which is how this was billed. I also asked where in the grade nine English standards social justice advocacy and Black Lives Matter fits,

whether this is part of the New York State curriculum,” another concerned parent said. Another concerned parent described in their own words how their children described the assembly to them, “they said it was about an author and she wrote a book about Black Lives Matter.” This information led the parent to research the author and discovered that Magoon is the writer of many books, not just on the Black Lives Matter Movement. “I asked them, ‘did they say anything specifically about President Donald Trump?’ They said no, well not really. When she was talking about one of her books, it was about a young immigrant fighting an evil dictator. ‘You know, similar to what we’re all doing now.’ The kids knew she was talking about Trump,” the parent said. This parent has not called the school yet but a number of their friends have. “I’m just disturbed with all of the things happening at the

school,” they said. The students were asked to complete an assignment using news articles but were told to, “only use CNN News because Fox News is fake news. One of the children in the class said there was a bulletin board on the wall that said ‘Fake News’ with Fox on the left and ‘Real News’ with CNN on the right,” the parent explained. “Why was this author picked? Who approved it? Who watched a video of hers before she came into the school? I try to tell my kids that all lives matter. Singling that out, I feel as though there is an agenda there. I just continue to try and educate and tell my kids that no one knows the full circumstances of when people are killed. We don’t know, we weren’t there. We can only go by what the media tells us,” the parent continued. One other anonymous parent wondered if the school was not aware of the subject matter and did innocently invite Magoon to speak about writing and to inspire the

kids and perhaps she, “went rogue.” The school has been contacted by multiple concerned parents for explanation and “they refuse to provide answers to these questions and won’t put anything in writing,” a father explained. “They teased this up as if she was an author just talking about writing. Why was she talking so much about the other topics,” the parent said. “I feel as though the school has a political agenda,” she said. After another incident last year involving an unflattering President Trump cartoon, concerned parents went to the school who said that they would be putting their teachers through sensitivity training. “I want to see the results of this training. I want to see one, what they did, and two, I haven’t seen any big change coming out of the school that they’re showing both sides. If they are going to be pushing political agenda, which is against school rules, then why

aren’t we seeing any conservative views? Why aren’t we seeing anything from the other side? How about the Military? Why aren’t they showing things about people in the military who have lost their lives? I feel as though there should be a broader spectrum. My boys did not take away any writing techniques from that assembly,” one parent concluded. “I don’t want somebody who kids are supposed to be looking up to talking about white men and police brutality when I and my kids do not believe that there is racism in our school,” another parent said, who is choosing to remain anonymous due to job security. She continued, “I don’t think politics should be talked about in school. I love our school, my kids love our school, I love our city, I love our town. I’m very proud of our school district.” As we went to press, the school had not responded with a comment or statement.

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Superintendent Finalists at Saratoga CSD by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — The three finalists have been narrowed down in the Saratoga Springs Central School District search for their new Superintendent. The three finalists are Dr. Michael Patton, Superintendent of South Glens Falls Central School District; Mr. Douglas Silvernell, Assistant Superintendent for 21st Century Teaching and Learning, Saratoga Springs City School District; and Dr. Timothy Terranova, Deputy Superintendent of West Irondequoit Central School District. Each finalist will give a presentation about their “entry plans” should they receive the job. Terranova presented his entry plan on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Saratoga High School. He mostly focused on trust and relationships. His philosophy for his first year is to “engage the community,” according to his presentation. “Instead of hit the ground running, hit the ground learning,” he said. Terranova wants to support a smooth and effective transition that includes relationship building and understanding the teaching and learning that occurs in the district as well as understanding the culture and become a true member

of the Saratoga Springs community. Terranova is from Rochester, New York and currently resides just outside of that area. He has worked for 24 years in the same district, West Irondequoit Central School District. If selected, he would utilize his entry plan in his post-hiring residence. “Learning to work with leadership and teaching staff to continue and refine existing systems and processes that improve student learning. Figuring out what works and what doesn’t work. Continuing to strengthen community relationships, including my own family’s immersion into the daily life of Saratoga Springs and beyond,” Terranova concluded. In regards to why Terranova chose to apply for this position, he said, “Great community and exceptional district with a community feel and a belief in continuous improvement while supporting the whole child, not just academically but socially and emotionally.” Douglas Silvernell, who has maintained his position as Assistant Superintendent of 21st Century Teaching and Learning for the last five years, presented on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Coming from an adverse childhood and a background of poverty, Silvernell has always rooted for the under-dog. If selected, his background of working hard

continuously will help to form his entry plan. His goals are to find a new high school principal, improve already impressive communication skills within the school system, and set boundaries for teachers and principals to make their own decisions within. He intends to take calculated risks in the best interest of the students, as he considers himself to be a children’s crusader. “Protect those who need to be protected,” Silvernell said, “that is engrained in me from my childhood.” “This is a very strong district,” he said enthusiastically, “that did not happen by happenstance.” Silvernell wrapped up his presentation by restating that he

is extremely goal oriented and he has big goals should he be chosen for this position. Dr. Michael Patton, who is set to give his presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 3, has been the Superintendent of South Glens Falls Central School District for the past seven years and could not pass up the opportunity to work in Saratoga Springs School district. “Having the opportunity to go through the first phases of the interview process and just meet with the different stakeholder groups within the community, I feel strongly that my core values match up with the mission and the vision of the school district. What I’m excited about is to focus on all children and what we can do as a school to make sure that we’re

doing everything we can to promote students growth and make sure they can achieve their individual goals. I think every kid is unique and they have special gifts and talents to offer and so communities flourish when we have all individuals participating in our childrens education. I’m a true believer in community partnerships and those are things we’ve been able to do here in South Glens Falls that we are really proud of. I think there’s just a tremendous amount of resources in Saratoga Springs that we can build upon and continue to improve not only the academic side but also the social and emotional support that our kids need in order to be successful in school,” Patton said of the opportunity to become a finalist in the Superintendent search.


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23 From the publisher of Saratoga Bride magazine.

FALL BRIDE Details Ideas & Advice

Rob Spring Photography


You’re engaged! NOW WHAT?!

on’t let this magical moment overwhelm you, and don’t do too much too soon.

Here are some simple reminders to keep in mind when planning your wedding. First off, take the time to enjoy your engagement, enjoy your fiancé and get lost in the moment all over again. No need to get the ring and then the day after run out and put deposits down on vendors or drag your love to multiple appointments. In reality what you think you will love may be realistically out of your budget which brings me to what’s next. You are going to want to plan a sit-down with anyone who is going to be contributing to your wedding and get an understanding of how much you will have to budget for your big day. Now that you have your budget this would be a great time to seek out a Wedding Planner. Most planners offer free consultations during which time they will tell you what your budget will get you, and how much you should expect

dresses. Make sure your dress compliments the overall look of your wedding, the season and the time-of-day for the ceremony.

What’s next…?

By Kate Taylor Event & Wedding Coordinator


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for each vendor. Be sure to ask questions during this consultation - get all the information you can. Don’t be afraid to ask for samples of work they have done or references. You’re trusting the biggest day of your life with this planner, so making sure they are qualified is not only your right, but your responsibility.

Now on to the fun stuff… venue selection! This needs to be done before you book any other vendor or shop for the dress. Your venue will tie your entire wedding theme together, so don’t jump the gun just yet. During your venue meeting find out the bottom line pricing regarding any fees, taxes, or gratuities that may be added to your overall bill. Nothing is more frustrating to couples than expecting to pay a certain amount and getting a bill for thousands higher because of these hidden fees. If you don’t like something, ask if it can be swapped out for a different design. Customize your wedding to be yours and not like the books they show you of past weddings. After the venue is booked, take that time to start browsing for

Photography, Entertainment, Beauty and Floral can all be booked next. It used to be you could wait until a year out or just under, but not anymore! Reliable, well known, and professional vendors are booking a year and a half to two years out, especially for prime dates [Memorial Weekend to Labor Day]. Depending on the vendor, booking early could be to your advantage. Most vendors will allow you to lock-in at current pricing even if your date isn’t on their rate card. You can save money and still have the top professional, that’s a win-win! Booking early allows you to enjoy the planning process and focus on the fun things like decorations and hanging with your “i-do crew.” With an industry that is always changing don’t lock yourself into one idea. Explore other themes and consider the suggestions of the professionals. What you love today may change a year from now. Be sure to manage your budget and don’t overspend on what you can’t afford. Hire real professionals with background and references and experience to back them up. Lastly, enjoy every minute with your friends, family and loved ones during the planning process.


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1. Planning in Advance: I cannot stress enough how helpful planning ahead of time was during the wedding planning process. There is no such thing as doing things too early. Whether it’s doing research on videographers, or ordering DIY supplies, not scrambling last minute and planning little by little was extremely beneficial. 2. Hiring Vendors who Understand Your Vision: It was really important for us to hire vendors who understood the vision and look we pictured for our wedding day. I went through a lengthy process to interview multiple photographers, as well as looking at several venues to ensure the vendors we hired understood us, as a couple, and what we envisioned on our special day. It was crucial for the vendors we hired to understand what we were looking for, but also for our personalities to click with theirs right off the bat. 3. Not Going Overboard on DIY Ideas: Yes I can totally admit, I am a DIY queen and Pinterest lover at heart, but when it comes to wedding planning it’s essential to make sure you don’t go crazy with all of the ideas you find online. A great suggestion I have for future brides is to find ideas on Pinterest and tweak those concepts to fit your own wedding. Make it personalized and don’t go overboard with signage, guestbooks, etc. 4. Go with a Theme: I found that picking a specific theme, in my case elegant/rustic/vintage, really helped bring all aspects of our wedding together. Choosing décor, bridesmaids dresses, flowers, and everything else can be extremely overwhelming at first. By solidifying a theme or





color scheme, it may help narrow down choices when deciding on staple items. Catering to Your Guests: Though this may seem like the last thing you want to think about, catering to your guests should be imperative when throwing a big event such as a wedding. Whether its personalized welcome bags for guests staying in hotels, wedding koozies they can use during the reception, or even something as small as bug spray, deodorants, etc. available in the bathrooms, guests will recognize you went the extra mile for them at your wedding. Transportation for Guests: Especially for a destination wedding such as ours, providing transportation for our guests was crucial in making sure guests arrived on time and reducing overall stress of people getting lost in Upstate NY. Even though it was a small fortune, guests really appreciated the fact that transportation (air-conditioned coach buses) were readily available and coordinated with specific pick up and drop off locations/times. References/Reviews are Your Friend: I did not really believe this until I realized the power of a good review when choosing vendors for my own wedding. I would definitely recommend using services and companies that have great references and reviews, either by word of mouth or through wedding websites. Don’t just choose a vendor because it’s the cheapest or they have a pretty website. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask: My mom was the one to point this out during the wedding planning

process and it could not be truer. If you don’t ask about something you want changed how will you ever know the vendor’s response about changing it? Perfect example for our wedding was changing the start/end time with our videographer. Or even something as small as adding table cloths to the wrought iron table during cocktail hour. It’s important to have an open conversation with vendors about the possibility to change something you aren’t 100% happy with to make things run more smoothly, or look the way you want for your special day. 9. Thanking Everyone Involved: As a couple we thought it was extremely important to make sure we not only thanked our guests for attending our wedding, but also making sure we thanked our parents as well. We wanted to make sure our parents knew how much we appreciated their help throughout the planning process. Giving each of our parent’s gifts as a thank you was our way of an extended thank you to them. 10. Staying Present and Enjoying Every Minute: Lastly and most importantly, staying present and having a positive mindset would be the most valuable piece of advice I could give to any soon to be bride. Not letting the “little things” get under your skin and making the most of every minute with your husband, family and friends! The day goes by as quick as a blink, so making sure you soak up every minute of it, laugh, not sweat the small stuff, and being mentally present is crucial for the perfect wedding day!


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LOVE... BITES By Theresa St. John



here are a few different stories surrounding the origin of the brigadeiro, a sweet treat otherwise known as a bon-bon. I loved the romantic version I heard when talking to confectioner Tais Masala, owner of Bon Bon Brazil NY. Make sure you ask her to tell you this story when booking your appointment, or running into her at a local farmers’ market.

The sweet taste of success Tais has been in the U.S. for over three years now; we're so lucky she brought this traditional confection with her! She and Bon Bon Brazil NY focus on events that include weddings, birthdays, and bridal showers; you can also find her online:; Social: @BonBonBrazilNY. She is currently working with Saratoga Tea and Honey and The Adirondack Winery of Lake George. Her candies are gluten-free (yippee!), and although she starts with tradition, Tais has since put her own delightful spin on at least 39 flavors. Lucky us!

Here are just a few of Tais' flavors of brigadeiro candy... CLASSIC FLAVORS: White Lemon Vanilla Banana Cinnamon Traditional (milk chocolate) Coconut Noir Cranberry Black and White Pineapple and Coconut Neapolitan Prune Delight Samba Apricot Delight Espresso Coffee Cappuccino NUTS & SPECIALTIES: Walnuts Creme Brule Toasted Almonds Guava Cheesecake (Romeo & Juliet) Pistachio Cherry Cheesecake Passion Fruit S’mores Oreo Cookies Carrot Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potato


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Here’s What You Should Know By Megin Potter, Photo by Dan Reade Photography


emories are made with love, laughter, and good photographs.

You want images that beautifully tell the story of your busy, exciting, special day. To help you get them, here are some things to keep in mind before you book your wedding photographer.

Extra Eyes “I always have at least a second equally qualified photographer there, I consider it insurance for the day,” said photographer Dan Reade. While one photographer is with the bride and groom, the other is free to look for your guest’s precious reactions.

Sensitive Exposure “More than 50 percent of the job is being a good person someone wants to be around,” said Reade. To capture their natural expressions, first, the photographer must put people at ease. “Body language can’t be trained. It’s the most important part of being a photographer. Brides need to have a feeling of comfort around you,” he said.

Tough Stuff Review each photographer’s entire collection. “Photographers have an outstanding ability to represent the best of their work. They may take great photos at the beginning, but weddings are long, and the hardest part is the reception; it’s indoors with low light. Families love the reception photos! Those are the moments they’re trying to capture more than anything else because they mean so much more to them,” said Reade.

Quality, Not Quantity Dan Reade Photography often spends 40 to 80 hours on a wedding project from consultation to final product. They may schedule a visit to your venue a year in advance if need be, to see what lighting approach is necessary. “What sets me apart from many other photographers is afterwards, I go through every single photo. There’s no batch processing,” said Reade. In addition to digital images and prints, he spends a lot of time building wedding albums into unique designs meant to last, and be shared, for a lifetime.

Trusting Relationships Working with a photographer that is also a consultant will help ensure you’re getting the style and the extras you want. Reade coordinates with videographers, has a photo booth, and can pull from a supply of backdrops or custom make one to match your wedding’s individual theme. “My goal is to find a way for them to fit it into their budget,” said Reade, who strives to remain flexible in his payment plans.

Contracts are Key “Never let that day come without a contract,” he advises. Talk to your friends to get referrals, write a list of pros and cons, come with a Pinterest board full of ideas, and when you’ve finally picked your photographer, sign on the dotted line. It’ll protect you both. For more information on Dan Reade Photography go to


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Tips From A Florist By Debbie Converse



couple’s decision on their florist, or any of their vendors, should not only be based on cost. Trust and rapport are equally important. Find a florist that you believe understands your needs. Do you feel comfortable with them? Will they communicate with you in a professional manner? We’d love to look at your Pinterest Board… to see the flowers and arrangements you’re leaning towards, but trust your florist to create, not copy. While photos can help convey a bride’s taste and style, a professional florist should be able to take that knowledge and have the skills to personalize it to the bride. Use flowers to compliment and create the “WOW FACTOR!” Although florists do realize the wedding should be all about the bride and groom, they do have the tendency to want the day to shine at least in part due to them :-)

Tracey Buyce Photography

Choosing flowers for such an important event can be entirely new to a couple and a bit overwhelming, but a florist should be able to make the process very simple and enjoyable!

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Let’s talk flowers… Garden roses can be gorgeous substitutions for peonies that have a small season of availability. Think outside the box! Plan on more than just one design for your guest’s tables. It makes your wedding unique. Love Mason jars? Love garden flowers? Put them together for budget-friendly designs! Is tall and elegant your style? Look to rent the vases and put the value in the flowers. Have fun and enjoy the process of learning just how much emotion flowers can convey… Sunny and light? Definitely sunflowers, daffodils and gerbera daisies! Formal and elegant? Orchids and roses! Casual, but lush? Hydrangeas paired with larkspur, asters and garden greenery. Thank You to Debby Converse, Designer and Wedding Consultant from Five Star Rated WEDDING WIRE Florist… Dehn’s Flowers and Gifts, (518) 584-1880 178 Beekman Street, Saratoga Springs, NY



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Looking for a reason to hire an event decorator?

CREATIVE SOLUTIONS By Megin Potter, Photos by Tracey Buyce Photography

It’s becoming your favorite free-time activity… harvesting the ideas that inspire and excite you, the ones that spark sentimental memories, and the ones that are just too good to pass up.

You click, and snip, and pin them all. The Dream Detectives “We do everything,” said Michael Panza, co-owner and event designer of Fine Affairs. Offering full-service, partial, and day-of event coordination and decorating, their experienced team of professionals wants you to have those Pinterest pages ready when you come to meet with them. “It’s a great way to communicate with the designer what’s in your head. We take that and build it to the next level,” he said. Even if you come to him

with no ideas, he will help you create a vision by combining your unique preferences into a look you will love. From the trendy rustic chic, to the Cinderella fantasy, to the classic and sophisticated contemporary wedding, the vast variety of possibilities is astonishing. “People were blown away,” said Panza about a memorable Casablancathemed wedding that he was a part of. As the guest list grew, a late-date venue change didn’t hinder the reception, which featured elegant fabric-draped ceilings

So now what? How do you solve the puzzle of getting all those good ideas to work together; creating that special look you want at a price you can afford? If you start buying and building one element at a time, you may quickly experience a DIY disaster that’s well over budget.

above a candlelit room decorated with Moroccanstyle throw pillows.

When Less is More Event decorators are not just a service for the rich to enjoy, either. While Fine Affairs does have a portfolio that includes many large-scale wedding extravaganzas, Panza said his favorite projects are about creatively working within a budget. “For me, it’s most exciting and it’s fun when you take a place, like a backyard, and transform that.” Raised in a well-established

family of restaurateurs who were often asked to host special events, Panza started designing weddings when he was 18-years-old. Intimately familiar with all the aspects of event design, as well as a certified pastry-chef and musician, he saw a need in the market and partnered up with Event Sales and Management leader Geriann Eddy to form a team where creativity coexists beautifully alongside organizational prowess. Whether working within a $3,000 or a morethan-$50,000 budget, Fine Affairs strives to best utilize

that money to get you the look you want, he said.

Everywhere You Want to Be Fine Affairs is located in Saratoga Springs, but also handles off-site and destination events all along the East Coast. Couples come to them two years in advance to create custom theme and design plans, handle budget and timeline development, vendor referrals, negotiations and management; including working with caterers, entertainers, and photographers and to handle transportation coordination,

Week of September 29 – Oct 5, 2017 lighting, fabric and floral design elements, among others. Because of the internet, social media and television, expectations are higher than ever before, said Panza. “In terms of what people want, their expectations are extremely high, but I zero-in on making their vision come true, using creative ideas, and making them happy,” he said. “I like making people happy and making people feel good about what they’re doing.” For more information go to



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“Welcome Gift” By Katie O'Malley Maloney

Pick your vessel: Here are a few options that are creative, fun and even good for the environment to place your items in. Three of the most widely used include:


roviding a wedding welcome gift for out of town guests is always a wonderful treat for destination weddings. It is hospitable, thoughtful and can provide a peek into the amazing city they are visiting for your big day. Guests feel special as soon as they arrive and check-in to their hotel for the weekend. Saratoga Springs has many fabulous, fun and delicious options for your welcome gift and we are excited to share how to create the perfect welcome with you!

A custom reusable bag with a fun Saratoga image printed on it. It is best to not have a date, or your names printed directly on the bag since guests would be more likely to reuse if it is generic!

A structured gable box is a sturdy and unique alternative to a bag. These boxes come in various sizes and it is always a smart idea to figure out what is going into the box before you pick the size. They are a little less forgiving than a bag so make sure you know the dimension of your contents! It is fun to add a custom sticker or beautiful ribbon to these boxes.

You can keep it simple and disposable with a standard gift bag to share your goodies with your guests. A basic kraft color or a bag in the colors of your wedding with a ribbon tied off on top is a perfect, cost effective option for your bag.

Now that you have the package picked let’s see some of the quintessential Saratoga Items you can include! Start by including the “basics” and then add your Saratoga touches. Essentials include a beverage, information about the wedding weekend and visitors guide, a recovery kit with pain reliever, something sweet and something savory for guests to snack on. •

Saratoga Bottled Water in the iconic blue glass bottles not only look fantastic in your gift bag but are refreshing either in the flat or sparkling variety. Think ahead and depending on your vessel you might want to wrap the bottles in tissue paper prior to packing up and delivering to hotels.

Saratoga Kettle Corn combines the sweet and salty into one treat. A delicious and fun item straight out of the kettle on Broadway for your guests to enjoy!

Saratoga Tea & Honey makes a yummy “Saratoga Wedding Tea” that you can pair with a jar of honey for a “warm” welcome to the Spa City.

Saratoga Wedding Tea

Saratoga Sweets Candy Company creates handmade chocolates to add the perfect “sweet” you’re welcome. Horse medallions or horseshoes are the perfect addition.

Hattie’s Hot Sauce adds a spicy and savory kick to your bags.

Saratoga Chips are a must have for a savory snack that was “born” in the Spa city. You can include the “original” but they have a variety of flavors in the snack-sized bag too.

More helpful tips to keep in mind:

Make sure all your welcome bags are the same. This keeps it simple on the hotels for delivery purposes and ensures that everyone is getting the same gift. Give a call to the hotels where you will deliver and confirm their “welcome gift” policy prior to delivering. All hotels vary in terms of a delivery fee, and how the gifts are delivered to your guests. Drop off a few extra at the hotels when leaving. We call these “problem solvers,” just in case you missed a guest or two while reviewing the room block lists.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quaker Springs United Methodist Church*

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

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

Grace Fellowship Saratoga*

River of Hope Fellowship

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

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

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

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

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

St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church* 231 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-6122 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8, 9:30, 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m., 1 p.m. Spanish Service St. George’s Episcopal Church 912 Route 146, Clifton Park 518-371-6351 | Services: Saturday 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 , 9, & 11:30 a.m. 3159 Route 9N, Greenfield Center 893-7680 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Jonesville United Methodist

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

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

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church*

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

Malta Ridge United Methodist Church

Porter Corners United Methodist Church

Presbyterian-NE Congregational Church

Full Gospel Tabernacle

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

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

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

Malta Presbyterian Church

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

Old Saratoga Reformed Church*

First Baptist Church of Saratoga Springs

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

New Life Fellowship*

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

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

Living Waters Church of God

Perry Road Baptist Church*

NorthStar Church

Eastern Orthodox — Christ the Savior

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

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

Cornerstone Community Church

Living Springs Free Methodist Church

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

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

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St. Thomas of Canterbury 242 Grooms Road, Halfmoon | 348-0842 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga Abundant Life Church 2 Hutchins Rd. Saratoga Springs 885-5456 | Services: Sunday 8:20 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Saratoga Chabad 130 Circular St, Saratoga Springs 526-0773 | Saratoga Friends Meeting (Quaker) 571 Rt32, Quaker Springs 587-7477; 399-5013 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga United Methodist Church* 175 Fifth Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-3720 | Services: Sunday 9:00am and 10:45am Saratoga Seventh-Day Adventist Church 399 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs 587-6951 | Services: Sabbath School: 10 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Schuylerville United Methodist Church 51 Church St., Schuylerville 695-3101 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Shenendehowa United Methodist 971 Route 146, Clifton Park 371-7964 | Services: Sunday 9 & 10:45 a.m. Simpson United Methodist Church 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls 885-4794 | Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Soul Saving Station for Every Nation Christ Crusaders of America 62 Henry St, Saratoga Springs Services: Sunday 10 a.m. | 584-3122 www.SOULSAVINGSTATIONCHURCH.COM Stillwater Christian Fellowship Meeting at Liberty Ridge Farm 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke, NY 12154 288-8802 | Services 10 a.m. Stillwater United Church (Presbyterian U.S.A.) 135 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater | 664-7984 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Temple Sinai* 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-8730 | Shabbat Services: Friday 6 p.m. or 8p.m. (rotating schedule) Saturdays: 10:30a.m. Terra Nova Church* 45 Washington St, Saratoga Springs 833-0504 | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. The Salvation Army/ Worship, Service & Community Center 27 Woodlawn Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-1640 | Services: Sunday School 10 a.m.; Praise & Worship 11 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort 584-9107 | Rev Keith Mann | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-1555 | | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unity Church in Albany 21 King Ave., Albany | 453-3603 Services: Sunday 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. | Sunday School: 11 a.m. West Charlton United Presbyterian Church 1331 Sacandaga Road, West Charlton 882-9874 | Rev. Thomas Gregg Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. | Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Wilton Baptist Church 755 Saratoga Road, Wilton 583-2736 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.



Week of September 29 – Oct 5, 2017

Farmers Fill Franklin Community Center Food Pantry

Saturdays, 9 to 1 Wednesday, 3-6 High Rock Park

by Himanee Gupta-Carlson

for Saratoga TODAY Every Saturday at the end of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, volunteers collect some of the best of our local bounty: apples, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, and maple syrup, among other items. These donated goods go from the farmers directly to the food pantry at the Franklin Community Center. I began facilitating this project last fall, after the farmers’ market and food pantry established a partnership, and currently collect 75 to 125 pounds of locally grown or made goods every week. “This partnership ensures that food is not wasted,” says Julie Slovic, Franklin center’s food program administration. “Our customers are very grateful and excited to have access to these products. It is a great opportunity to introduce

Franklin Community Center, Garden harvest, by Pattie Garrett

Grated Carrot Salad Franklin Community Center, Produce Day, by Pattie Garrett

produce they may not be familiar with and discuss the health benefits and simple and easy ways to prepare fresh vegetables.” Farmers see the donations as an opportunity to help those in need. The project also ensures that highly perishable produce will not go to waste. This reduction of food waste is especially valuable at times of year when items such as nutritious salad greens are in plentiful supply at the Saratoga

Farmers’ Market but often limited for food pantry clients. How does the project work? At market’s end, farmers and I chat about their unsold goods and the pantry needs. They donate items if and when they can. I then take these donations to the pantry, where I weigh, sort, and label the items by name, farm, and “use by” dates. I store the items so they will remain fresh for three or four days – refrigerators for greens, apples, and fresh herbs; shelves away from direct sunlight for tomatoes, eggplants, and zucchini. If the items are unusual – say tatsoi or kohlrabi – I create a cooking tip for volunteers who arrive Monday morning to pass on to customers. Saratoga Farmers’ Market vendors also provide seedlings in the spring to support the Franklin Community Center’s garden, another source of fresh food for the pantry. The garden through the summer yielded zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, peas, beans, and herbs. Now, as fall approaches, we are harvesting chard and kale, and looking forward to our first baby pumpkins. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at High Rock Park through October. You also can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Ingredients * Ingredients can be found at the market

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2 Tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon* 1 Tablespoon minced shallot* 1 teaspoon honey* 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ cup olive oil* 1¼ pound carrots, peeled and shredded* 1 cup chopped fresh parsley*

Carrot Salad by Pattie Garrett.

Directions 1. In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, tarragon, shallot, honey, and cayenne. Let sit for 10 minutes. Whisk in the oil until emulsified, then add the carrots and parsley. Stir until evenly coated. Season with cayenne pepper. Serve or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

Week of September 29 – Oct 5, 2017


I Hear That Train A Comin’

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY Hello my Foodie Friends. This weekend on Sunday October 1st, Compliments to the Chef will reopen in our new location at 33 Railroad Place Suite 104. We are very excited about the location and opportunity we will have in serving our amateur and professional chefs in the area. Over the past group of weeks, we have learned some very interesting and historical information about Railroad Place. Laid within the side walk in front of our new location, are the lines of the original Delaware and Hudson Railway. On March 1, 1871, the D&H leased the Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad Company, which, along with its leased lines, provided a network stretching north from Albany

and Schenectady to Saratoga Springs, and continuing northeast to Rutland, Vermont, as well as an eastern route to Rutland via trackage rights over the Troy and Boston Railroad west of Eagle Bridge. As per researched information about the railroad; we found that the old line went straight just south of the SPAC lot where there are currently picnic areas. The line continued through the yard behind the Price Chopper on Ballston Avenue. The line crossed on Washington Street. The old station is where the downtown Price Chopper is on Railroad Place. The line crossed Church Street and went next to the Country Corner Café to behind the buildings on Broadway. The imprints of this railroad are in the sidewalks in front of 55 and 33 Railroad Place. Those train tracks have a special meaning since we know that we have laid out a track toward achieving our goals and continuing to be part of the Saratoga Springs community. We are back to historic downtown Saratoga Springs that is like no other downtown in America. We are looking forward to seeing our old friends return and making new friends and being your local kitchen accessories store. Stop in,

get your knives sharpened, pass along recipes, ask advice about cooking gadgets that help you in making your culinary creations, or just share some “foodie talk”. Remember, “Life Happens in the Kitchen”. Take care, John and Paula “Life is like a train track, full of possibilities and happiness”–Unknown


CALENDAR Lucinda, as they pretend to “be” the animals and characters they meet in the story. This event is for suggested for children age 2 and up, and their families. For more information, visit

Family Friendly Event

Friday, September 29 Kids’ Yoga Story Time Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 10:30 a.m. Join us for an interactive yoga story time and signing with guest star Betty Larrea - Lucinda’s Magical Yoga Adventure, who will take children on a magical yoga adventure with

Saturday, September 30 Pieroghi and Sauerkraut/Kielbasi Dinner Christ the Savior Church, 249 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Take-out will be available. Cost is $10 for adults; $6 for children 6 to 12. We also plan on having stuffed clams in limited quantity for sale that day. Proceeds go to International Orthodox Christian Charities especially designated for hurricane relief. For information, please email or call 518-363-0001.

Annual Dinner and Auction Fundraiser Saratoga Springs Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs, 5 p.m. The Fundraiser donates all proceeds to Stratton VA Medical Center, Saratoga War Horse, and Ballston Spa Homeless Shelters for Vets. Dinner at 7 p.m. Chinese Auction closes at 7:30 p.m., Silent Auction closes at 8:30 p.m. Thousands of dollars of donated auction items offered during dinner. Dinner tickets One for $20, Two for $36, Table of 10 for $140. For more information call Lavern Utter at 518-584-0034 or the Knights Hall at 518-584-8547.

Sunday, October 1 Breakfast Buffet Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 8:30 – 11 a.m. Now featuring eggs to order.

Week of September 29 – Oct 5, 2017 Donation Requested: Adults $10, Seniors and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card) $9, Children 5—12 $8, Under 5 Free, Take-outs $10. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

Canines Crossing at the Park Hudson Crossing Park (just north of Schuylerville), 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Working dogs and their trainers will be featured. Attendees are asked to enjoy the demonstrations without bringing their own canines. A $5 donation is suggested. For more information on this event, please go to, call (518) 350-PARK (7275) or email

Downsizing St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 149 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, Noon An invitation to Seniors and Family and Friends of Seniors.

After age 50 people like to prepare for approaching retirement and the “golden” years of leisure by downsizing. Join us for lunch and a presentation. This Program is free, including a light lunch, register in advance with Laura Stewart at or call 518-5840904 press 4. Sponsored by The Lutheran Care Network/Coburg Village and Good Samaritans/Wheat Ridge Ministries.

Monday, October 2 Saratoga Retired Teachers Meeting Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs Noon Prospective members please call 518587-5356 for membership information and luncheon reservations.

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

American Legion Auxiliary Monthly Meeting Henry Cornell Post 234, 23 Pleasant St., Ballston Spa, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 3 “truSculpt® 3D Body Contouring Event” October 3rd at Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC , 7 Wells St., Third Floor 5:30 p.m. Limited Seating, must R.S.V.P. to attend. Call 518-583-4019 Today. Steven Yarinsky, MD invites you to join him and his staff for an early evening of beauty featuring a new dimension in body sculpting with truSculpt® 3D. We are the only medical office in the Albany/ Capital District region offering this Liposuction alternative to remove stubborn diet and exercise resistant fat. This is not a diet or weight loss treatment and is not designed to treat obesity. If you are concerned with stubborn fat located in your waistline, hips, thighs, upper arms and “double chin”, you need to know more about truSculpt® 3D, a non-invasive, nonsurgical, no down time treatment. With a single treatment, over 20% of fat in can be removed from the treated area. Learn about the difference between liposuction and truSculpt® 3D, CoolSculpt® and

Week of September 29 – Oct 5, 2017 SculpSure®. Special event only pricing for truSculpt® 3D. Drawing for free NectiFirm® Cream- proven technology for firming neck skin. Bring a friend and receive extra tickets for drawing. Your new figure is just a truSculpt®3D treatment away. Call Dr. Yarinsky’s office immediately at 518-583-4019 to R.S.V.P. since seating is limited. Light refreshments served. Must R.S.V.P. before 10 a.m. on Monday 10/2. Body Contouring Beauty Event scheduled for Tuesday 10/19 at 5:30 p.m. at 7 Wells Street, Third Floor, Saratoga Springs.

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Meeting Court McLaughlin #422, Knights of Columbus Hall, 50 Pine Rd. Saratoga Springs, 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments at 6 p.m. Members are asked to bring a dish and/or beverage to share. The October meeting is our, bring a friend/membership drive. Everyone is welcome. For more questions or further information, please contact Regent, Aileen Thomas at 518-5832905 or Vice-regent Mary Brooks at 518-587-6406.

Upstate Conservative Coalition of Saratoga Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa, 7 – 9 p.m. We are a group of like-minded individuals determined to promote traditional conservative values in our community and beyond. Join us at our monthly meeting to discuss how we can help promote our conservative policies in local, state and national politics. Check us out at:

Wednesday, October 4 Old Saratoga Seniors Meeting Schuylerville Town Hall, 35 Spring St., Schuylerville, Noon. It will be a casserole luncheon. All are invited. Call Pat 518-338-2329.

Poetry Readings Caffe’ Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. Caffè Lena will present poetry readings by Jay Rogoff & April Bernard. An open reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 7 p.m. and the readings will start at 7:30 p.m. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost

CALENDAR 39 is $5, free for students. For more information, call 518-583-0022, or visit

Thursday, October 5 Infant and Baby Growth Series Bodywork Professionals, 11 Spring St., Saratoga Springs, Noon – 1 p.m. These hands-on sessions will expose caregivers to milestones in a baby’s growth and development along with cues the baby may offer. Donations will benefit Wellspring’s Purple Purse Challenge, to help end relationship and sexual abuse in Saratoga County. This series is for babies ages 3 months to crawling and their parents/ caregivers. Participants can attend any number of sessions, making a charitable donation of any amount instead of paying a service fee. More information and reservations are available by calling Bodywork Professionals at 518-557-5514 or emailing bodyworkprofessionals@gmail. com with “Infant Class” in the subject line.

Korean War Veterans Association Meeting VFW Home, 190 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs 1:30 p.m. All Korean War Veterans who served anywhere during the war, or in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, relative and friends are all invited to attend. For more information or for an application to join the organization, please phone Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-5843037.

Soup and Sandwich Supper Saratoga Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 7 p.m. The proceeds will benefit Father Tracey, a local priest who has made his mission to help those in Brazil. The menu will be Ham and Navy Bean soup and a variety of hot and cold turkey, roast beef, or corned beef sandwiches. For more information, call 518-584-8547.

A Green Gathering Harvey’s Restaurant and Bar, 14 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 5 – 7 p.m. Green Drinks: A “green gathering”

for those who work, volunteer, or have a passion for promoting the environment, conservation, and sustainability. Cash bar available (non-alcoholic drinks and food may also be purchased). Visit www. Springs for more information.

Classroom to Concert Hall Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, 7 p.m. Skidmore’s Music Department showcases its artist-faculty in a program that reflects academic courses representing the music of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, various genres of jazz, African music, 1960s pop, and more. For more information, call 518-580-5321 or go to www.

Poetry Lab Tang Museum, Skidmore College, 7 p.m. Cara Benson ’04, who offered poetry classes at Mount McGregor prison, and her former students Johnny Perez and Sean Dalpiaz lead an evening of poetry-making and sharing. For more information, call 518-580-8080.


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Falling Leaves 5K Register for the Falling Leaves 5K in Ballston Spa October 7, at 10 a.m. Start and finish at Kelley Park on Ralph St., Ballston Spa. This race benefits the Veterans and Community Housing Coalition program earmarked for the Vet House and Guardian House for male and female homeless Veterans in Ballston Spa. Kids fun run (free) will be held after the 5K with each participant receiving a ribbon. Stay for delicious baked goods and an opportunity to win gift certificates to local businesses who have donated over $1,000 in gift certificates for our after-race drawing for those who have registered for the 5K. Pre-registration is $25 and day of race registration cost is $30. Long sleeved T shirts guaranteed to the first 200 registrations. Parking is available at the village pool. For more information or to register, visit http://www. falling-leaves-5k-run.html. 12th Annual Memorial Walk Angel Names Association (ANA) will hold its 12th Annual Memorial Walk on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Saratoga State Spa Park in Saratoga Springs. The walk is being held in recognition of National Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Awareness month. Registration begins at 12 p.m. and the walk will follow at 1:15 p.m. The day includes children’s activities, light refreshments and prizes. Everyone is welcomed to attend this uplifting, free family event to walk and raise awareness of stillbirth, pregnancy loss and infant death. For additional information, visit, contact Michelle Mosca at or

Civil War Encampment The Friends of U.S. Grant Cottage will host a Civil War Encampment on Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site. The event will feature Civil War Union Generals and their wives, the Sons of the Union Veterans, a Civil War surgeon and infantrymen, along with reenactors portraying Mark Twain, Clara Barton, Grant Cottage caretaker Martha Clarke, and an early suffragette. There will also be a mock press conference, a commemorative walk to the historic overlook, a musket firing, musical performances, plus much more. Admission to the event is $10 for ages 13 and up, with free admission for children 12 and under. Tours of the historic Grant Cottage will be ongoing and are included with admission to the Encampment. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www. 15th Annual “The Way We Were” Car Show The Car Show will be held on Sunday, October 8, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Front Street in Historic Ballston Spa. Front Street will be blocked off from Milton Ave. past the Old Iron Spring to accommodate car exhibits and vendors. In addition to the classic and specialty cars on display, there will be live music from Betsy & The ByeGons, a Kids’ Zone with bounce house and children’s activities, plus car related and other vendors. The Saratoga Automobile Museum will have a special exhibit highlighting its mission to combat distracted driving. Food will be available throughout the show route from several restaurants and community organizations. Brookside Museum will hold demos from local police and EMS on its lawn. The

museum’s exhibits will be open to visitors. Rain date for the event is the following Sunday, October 15. For more information or to register a car visit “Happy 50th Birthday” Luncheon All women are invited to attend a luncheon Tuesday October 10, from noon – 2 p.m. at Longfellows Restaurant, Rt. 9P, Saratoga Springs. Cost is $15 inclusive. Join us to celebrate Saratoga Christian Women’s Club’s birthday bash. There will be cake, prizes and more. Our Speaker, Debbie Beirlein, from Northville, NY will remind us “It’s Never Too Late”. Reservations are required by October 5. Please call Ellie at 518-584-3779 or Anita at 518583-4043. No membership or dues required. Brown Bag Lunch Lecture The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center is excited to announce this month’s Brown Bag Lunch Lecture, Saratoga Stories: Magic and Loss, presented by local author Thomas Dimopoulos on October 12. The Brown Bag Lunch series is an annual educational program meant to highlight the rich history, culture and traditions of our city and Heritage Area. All Brown Bag Lunch Lecture programs are free and open to the public – no registration required. The programs take place from noon – 1 p.m. and meet in the H. Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs. For more information, call 518-587-3241 or visit, www. SaratogaSpringsVisitorCenter. com or www. Flag Disposal Ceremony The Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association will conduct a flag disposal ceremony at the Saratoga National Cemetery on Tuesday, October 17 starting at 9 a.m. at the main

Week of September 29 – Oct 5, 2017 flag pole. The U.S. Flag Code suggests that when a flag has served its useful purpose, “it should be destroyed, preferably by burning.” For individual citizens, this should be done discreetly so the act of destruction is not perceived as a protest or desecration. Individuals, businesses, government offices and organizations seeking proper disposal of their worn flags are invited to drop them off in the administration office at the cemetery. All are invited to attend this ceremony. You do not have to be a veteran to attend. If you would like to become a member of the Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association please visit our web site at: or contact our Adjutant at: image_347@ . If you would like to make a donation to our association please send a check or money order to: Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, New York 12871. Havurah Vatik Intrepid travelers Mike and Rita Fischer will wow us with splendid views and exciting stories of a trip across Costa Rica, from the Caribbean to the Pacific. Join us for another of our famous “Armchair Travel” series and prepare to be (figuratively) swept away. The event will be held at Congregation Shaara Tfille, located at 84 Weible Ave., Saratoga Springs, at 11 a.m. A catered lunch will follow. Please RSVP by October 1 to 518-584-8730, ext. 4. All Saratoga area seniors 55 and older are invited. Ballston Area Senior Citizens Annual Bazaar The Bazaar takes place on Saturday, October 28, at Milton Community Center, located at 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a Country Store, Pie Table, a 50/50 raffle, a quilt raffle, baskets for silent auction, books and puzzle table and more for

you to see. Our Café will be in full swing, with a nice variety of hot and cold foods. Over 35 Vendors and Crafters showing off their wares for your shopping pleasure, and get you in the Holiday Spirit think Christmas, it is just around the corner. Put us on your calendar, bring family or friends spend the day and have fun. More information contact: Ballston Area Seniors at 518-885-6740. Check out our web page, www. ballstonareaseniors. Great Fall Festival and Giveaway An absolutely free event for the whole family. We will have kid’s activities, games, and family fun contests. There will also be a petting zoo, great food free cider and donuts, a chili cook-off, bounce houses, and much more. The festival will take place at New Life Fellowship Church, located at 51 Old Gick Rd., Saratoga Springs, on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information, visit or call 518-580-1810. DEA Medication TakeBack Day Got Drugs? From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 28, 2017 you can get rid of your unused medications at various drop sites around Saratoga County. Moreau Community Center, 144 Main St., S. Glens Falls; Moreau EMS, 1583 Route 9, Moreau; Saratoga Hospital ER, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs; Saratoga Springs Police, 474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs; Ballston Spa Police, 30 Bath St., #1, Ballston Spa; Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Dr., Malta; Round Lake Fire Department, 13 Curry Rd., Round Lake; CVS Mechanicville and MPD, 12 S. Central Ave., Mechanicville; Clifton Park Halfmoon EMS, 15 Crossing Blvd., Clifton Park; NY State Police Clifton Park, 5 Municipal Plaza 1, Clifton Park.

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SaratogaArtsFest to Host Dark Faerie Tale Masquerade Ball SARATOGA SPRINGS — SaratogaArtsFest will host a Hallows’ Eve themed benefit to raise funds for its Arts Fest Friday series of free family-friendly arts events held in venues throughout Saratoga Springs. The Dark Faerie Tale Masquerade Ball will take place 7 – 11 p.m. Thursday,


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fanciful masks (optional) or elegant fairy tale costumes are encouraged. Tickets for the gala are $150. Checks can be made payable to SaratogaArtsFest and addressed to SAF, P.O Box 451, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Or, to pay on-line by credit card, go to: SaratogaArtsFest. org/annual-benefit

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Oct. 26 at Canfield Casino in Congress Park. The Masquerade Ball will offer a unique immersive experience filled with tricks, treats, food, art, otherworldly performances, and fashion. Open bar, cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres, and a three-course seated dinner are included. Black tie with

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week of 9/29-10/5 friday, 9/29: Jeanne O’Connor & The New Standard, 8 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022 Jukebox, 10 pm @ Caroline St. Pub — 583.9400 Beethoven Classical Piano on the Steinway, 7 pm @ Hudson River Music Hall — 832.3484 Mike O’Donnell, 7 pm @ Inn at Saratoga — 583.1890 George Muscatello Group, 9 pm @ 9 Maple Avenue — 583.2582 Super Dark Collective: The Bright Road with Battenkill, 9 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026 Way Too Lit Comedy Show feat. Dick Williams, others, 8 pm @ Putnam Den — 584.8066 Life of Agony, 7 pm @ Upstate Concert Hall — 371.0012

saturday, 9/30: WEXT Showcase: Bobby Long and Brian Dunne, 8 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022

Hot Club of Saratoga — every Sunday, Noon @ Salt & Char — 450.7500

monday, 10/2: Open Mic Night, 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022 Super Dark Collective Presents: Home Body with Human Host, 10 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026

tuesday, 10/3: JAZZ at Caffe Lena with Pianist Chuck Lamb & Guests, 5 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022

wednesday, 10/4: Poetry Open Mic, 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022 Tim Wechgelaer & Chris Carey, Acoustic Duo, 7:30 pm @ Inn at Saratoga — 583.1890 The Masters of Nostalgia, 8 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026 Irish Celtic Session, 7 pm @ The Parting Glass — 583.1916

Tailspin, 10 pm @ Caroline St. Pub — 583.9400

Issues — Headspace Tour, 7 pm @ Upstate Concert Hall — 371.0012

Pete Sweeney Quartet, 9 pm @ 9 Maple Avenue — 583.2582

thursday, 10/5:

North and South Dakotas, 9 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026 Benefit show St. Baldrick’s Foundation for Conquering Childhood Cancer, 9:30 pm @ Putnam Den — 584.8066 Kevin McKrell, 8 pm @ The Parting Glass — 583.1916

sunday, 10/1:

The Tannahill Weavers, 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022 Open Mic — every Thursday, 10 pm @ Circus Café — 583.1106 Jeff Walton, Acoustic Folk Rock, 6 pm @ Inn at Saratoga — 583.1890 Cloud Lifter, 8 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026

The Appleseed Collective, 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022

Kevin McKrell & Jeff Strange Duo, 8 pm @ The Parting Glass — 583.1916

Misfit Jazz, 8 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026

Gojira, 6:30 pm @ Upstate Concert Hall — 371.0012

Week of September 29 – Oct 5, 2017

Saratoga Auto Auction

ARTS 43 + ENTERTAINMENT 7th Annual Pooch Parade for Domestic Violence Awareness Saturday SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, Sept. 30, Wellspring will host the Seventh Annual Pooch Parade, to raise awareness about domestic violence and support their Safe Pet Partnership. The event will take place in Congress Park, and will begin with registration open at 10 a.m. The walk begins at 11. Pooches are $5; people are free. The event includes a blessing, a photographer, ‘pawdicures’ (nail clippings), an agility course, and a few brief pooch health presentations. In Saratoga County, domestic

violence is the second most prosecuted violent crime, and the number one cause of family homelessness. However, an oft overlooked victim in abusive relationships are the pets. In fact, pet and family violence often go together—abusers will ‘practice’ violence or threaten pets and farm animals as a way of controlling their victims. Because of this, victims of family violence often find it hard to leave their pet in the hands of an abuser. Victims of domestic violence in Saratoga County do not have to choose between their safety and the

safety of their pets. They can utilize Wellspring’s Safe Pet Partnership. The program assists victims of relationship violence who remain in their abusive environments because they don’t want to leave their pets behind. The organization provides a resource network of pet “foster homes” for safe, temporary placement while the family transitions to violence-free living. Once that is achieved, the families are reunited with their pets. Event information and registration can be found at

Dish It Out for NCMEC at Saratoga National Oct. 5 Saratoga Auto Auction, Sept. 21- 23 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Image by

Robert Kidder, at SPAC, in advance of the Saratoga Auto Auction, which took place Sept. 21- 23. The event, a fundraiser for the Saratoga Automobile Museum to support its education programs and distracted driving safety initiative, featured over $8 million worth of vehicles consigned. Image by

Northeast Premiere of Ski and Snowboard Movie to be Screened at Maple Ave. Middle School SARATOGA SPRINGS — Alpine Sport Shop will host the first showing in the northeast of Warren Miller’s newest Ski and Snowboard movie “Line of Descent.” The film celebrates the lineage of legendary athletes through a multi-generational cast of skiing’s icons and fresh faces, according to a statement released by Warren Miller Entertainment. “Line of Descent” will be shown at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, at the Trombley Auditorium, Maple Avenue Middle School, 515

Maple Ave. Tickets are $12 prior to the event, $15 at the door and are available at Alpine Sport Shop, 399 Clinton St. Those attending will have a chance to win gifts from Ski & Snowboard suppliers, and receive lift ticket vouchers for Gore Mountain Ski Resort. All proceeds will benefit Saratoga Springs High School Nordic Team and Double H Ranch Adaptive Winter Program. For more information, contact Alpine Sport Shop at 518-584-6290 or visit:

SARATOGA SPRINGS - This year’s “Dish It Out” will be held at Saratoga National Golf Club on Oct. 5. Start time is 6:30 p.m. During the event, the Capital Region Office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will bring together the Capital Region’s finest chefs to “dish it out” in a unique gourmet celebrity chef competition. World class, signature creations will be expertly prepared by local professional and celebrity chefs vying for top chef honors. The one-ofa-kind dining adventure also features fine wine, local micro brews, music

and over 150 exceptional write-in auctions. Tickets are $200. Since 1984, NCMEC has worked tirelessly to locate and recover missing children; prevent the sexual exploitation of children; and keep children safer while in school, in other public areas, and/or on the Internet. This year alone the Capital Region Office will deliver over 150 programs in regional schools reaching over 10,000 students. Ninetythree percent of all proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to support free educational programs for children, parents, teachers and law

enforcement in the Capital Region. This year, the organization will for the first time present the Outstanding Parent Award. The award will be shared Matt and Robin Dalton, and Tonya-PellegriniLawrence and Mark Lawrence, said Linda Palazzole, advisory board member at NCMEC. The organization sought to provide the award to those making an inspired effort to ensure their kids are taught the tools to keep themselves safe. For more information, go to: Event.

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Northshire Bookstore Announces October Events SARATOGA SPRINGS — Northshire Bookstore will host a series of public events at its Saratoga Springs store, located at 424 Broadway. Except where otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. Here are some of them: 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7: Jill Eisenstadt – Swell. A reading, discussion, and signing of a darkly funny new novel. When Sue Glassman’s family needs a new home, her father-in-law, Sy, buys the family a capacious but ramshackle beachfront house in Rockaway, Queens. The catch? Sy is moving in, too. And the house is haunted. 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8: The Monks of New Skete and Marc Goldberg - Let Dogs Be Dogs: "What is Prison For?" a facilitated dialogue regarding creative strategies to strengthen communities while improving the criminal justice system takes place 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Skidmore College, Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, and is followed by a “States of Incarceration” gallery talk at 2 p.m., and a 3 p.m. screening of the Bill Moyers-produced documentary on Rikers Prison, and a discussion with two former Rikers cellmates - the latter two at the Tang Museum.

Understanding Canine Nature and Mastering the Art of Living with Your Dog. Join us for a training technique demonstration and question and answer session as the authors share tips and wisdom from their new book, in which America’s foremost authorities on dog care and training distill decades of experience into a comprehensive “foundational” guide for dog owners. KIDS! Monday, 5 p.m., Oct. 9: Matthew Cody - The Magician’s Key. The author presents the second book in his exciting Peddler’s Road series - a trilogy bestselling author Adam Gidwitz has called “epic” and “a wild fantasy adventure.” After narrowly escaping the Pied Piper, siblings Max and Carter have been separated. Max has returned to the real world and will

stop at nothing to find her way back to her brother on the Summer Isle. 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26: Jeff Goodell - The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities and the Remaking of the Civilized World. The acclaimed journalist shares his eye-opening, essential, and all-too timely tour of the vanishing world. Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live, from our most vibrant, historic cities to our last remaining traditional coastal villages. For a complete list of October events, call 518-682-4200, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at

Caffe Lena Stages a Night of Words Wednesday SARATOGA SPRINGS — Caffe Lena’s Poetry Open Mic will be held Wednesday, Oct. 4 and this month features poets April Bernard and Jay Rogoff. Bernard’s most recent volume of poems is “Brawl & Jag,” published by W.W. Norton in 2016. She has also published two novels and frequently

contributes critical essays to The New York Review of Books. She is Director of Creative Writing at Skidmore College and also teaches in the Bennington MFA in Writing program. Rogoff has published six books of poetry, including “The Long Fault,” “The Art of Gravity,” “Venera,” and most recently a

book-length poetic sequence called “Enamel Eyes, a Fantasia on Paris, 1870.” He has just completed a collection of new and selected poems, called “Loving in Truth.” Rogoff ’s poetry and criticism appear regularly in many journals and magazines, and he writes regularly about dance for a variety of publications. Rogoff teaches English at Skidmore College and lives with his wife, the art historian Penny Jolly, in Saratoga Springs. The monthly event, hosted by Carol Graser, takes place on the first Wednesday of every month and includes an open mic reading as well as featured poets. Sign up for the open mic starts at 7 p.m. and readings start at 7:30.


Week of September 29 – Oct 5, 2017

All-Star Athletes Play Ball in Saratoga Springs Continued from front page.

“I wouldn’t sit there if I were you,” Nettles compassionately warned journalists who had settled down into the shadow cast by the New York Football Giant legend known as “L.T.” Taylor’s method: waving his first-baseman’s mitt at the incoming missiles with his left hand while negotiating a stogie between his right hand and his mouth. Sensing they’d perhaps taken his call to movement a bit too seriously, Nettles finally bellowed, “You guys are going to wear each other out.” Maybe he was right. Wade Boggs led off the lineup for the “blue” team and promptly sent a spiraling home run over the fences. It didn’t end there. A five-run “mercy rule” was instituted in the first inning. Another was instituted in inning two. The last anyone time anyone was keeping an accurate count in the brief softball game, the score was somewhere in

the 10-3 neighborhood with the victor declared Team Otis – named after the game’s play-by-play announcer and two-time Giant’s Super Bowl champion Otis Anderson. But by that point, who was counting anyway? The day’s full slate of attendees – which also included ballplayers “Goose” Gossage and Dwight Gooden, horse racing world legends Angel Cordero, Ron Turcotte, and others – all had a good time. The on-field event concluded with Major League slugger Jose Canseco participating in a home run derby, with every home run hit by Canseco earning a $100 donation by Saratoga Casino Hotel to The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region. Following the well-attended celebrity softball game, athletes met with fans for autographs and photo opportunities, and local bands The Refrigerators and Skeeter Creek performed on an outdoor stage. Continued on page 46.

Jose Canseco prepares to swing for the fences during the event’s home run derby.

“Goose” Gossage, Dwight Gooden, and Wade Boggs share a light moment during the All-Star Sports Festival at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sept. 23, 2017. Photo by

Dwight Gooden pitches to Mickey Rivers. Ozzie Smith waits his turn in the batter’s box and Jose Conseco, wearing yellow gloves, looks on during the All-Star Sports Festival at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sept. 23, 2017. Image by

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All-Star Athletes Play Ball in Saratoga Springs

Ozzie Smith takes his turn at bat. Continued from page 45.

Overall, more than $10,000 was raised during the day and the irony was not lost on Skip Carlson, vice president of external affairs at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Carlson’s time at the venue pre-dates the installation of Video Lottery Terminals and goes back to the days when it was known as the Saratoga Equine Sports Center.

“I’ve been here for 40 years and it’s funny to think that when we had a celebrity harness race here, maybe in 1980, George Steinbrenner had won that race. So today, with all those Yankees playing, it’s kind of come full circle,” Carlson said. “The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families who have kids in the hospital,” explained Jeffrey Yule, executive director for Ronald

Celebrity all-stars, local ballplayers and members of the Saratoga Springs Blue Streaks Varsity Softball team gather for a photo during the Saratoga Casino Hotel All-Star Sports Festival on Sept. 23, 2017.

McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region. We take care of those families’ needs - their housing, their food, whatever they need, free of charge.” Yule said costs are about $80 per night night

to put up one family and that there are 25 families staying at a time. “McDonald’s is a good partner for us. They account for about 25 percent of our funds and the rest comes from

the public. This is an incredible gift to be donated, this much money, and it’s through events like these that we’re able to keep our doors open and our hearts open for these families.”

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VOLUNTEERS WANTED Seeking Tax Assistance Volunteers: TaxAide, the free income tax assistance program sponsored by the AARP Foundation and the IRS, is seeking volunteers for the coming tax season. TaxAide volunteers answer questions, prepare and file returns for low to moderate income taxpayers and seniors from February 1 to April 15 at various sites in the Capital District. Volunteers typically participate one day per week, with flexible schedules to accommodate volunteer availability. No experience is required, but computer experience is helpful for tax counseling. Volunteers who do not wish to prepare returns are also needed to greet taxpayers, review documents, confirm appointments by phone, or assist with computer hardware/ software matters. Training is provided for all positions. Volunteers may be reimbursed for a moderate level of necessary travel expenses. For more information on how you can join our team in Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties contact Communication Coordinator Gail Carroll, 518-541-3173 at Volunteer Opportunity: Over age 55 and like to Drive? We have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. Saratoga County Office for the Aging is in immediate need of volunteer drivers to take seniors to and from medical appointments. We provide the vehicle, gas, schedule, and directions. Please call us for more information at 518-8844100. RSVP: Retired Senior Volunteer Program, helps recruit volunteers age 55 and older for many opportunities throughout Saratoga County.

Week of September 29 – Oct 5, 2017

WANTED Crafters and Artisans Wanted: The Malta Department of Parks and Recreation announces the date for the Malta Community Center Arts, Crafts, and Gifts Fair as Saturday, November 4 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Crafters and artisans of handmade items are being sought and vendors of manufactured merchandise will be considered on a juried basis for this lovely event at the Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Drive in Malta. Booth fees are $50 until August 31st and $60 thereafter. Call 899-4411 or visit for a show application.

Vendors, Crafters & Artisans Wanted. The Ballston Area Senior Citizens will be holding their Annual Bazaar on October 28 at the Milton Community Center, located at 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa. Indoor & out door space available (on first come / first serve basis indoor only). To receive an Exhibit Contract and pay to reserve your table, please contact Sue e-mail—sheim381@aol. com or call Sue @ 518-8858037 / text message.

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Week of September 29 – Oct 5, 2017

Saratoga Blue Streaks Remain Undefeated As Season Goes On by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Blue Streaks, coached by Terry Jones, are 4-0 so far this season. The team is led by quarterback Wes Eglintine, two-way starter Kevin Toote, tight-end and defensive-end Mike Eglintine, and running-back Cam Adams, who have all played on varsity since their sophomore year. Wes Eglintine made his stellar return this season after suffering a season ending knee injury last year. With 46 players on the team this year, including kicker Sequoia Cumming, they seem to be holding true to their

record of seasons past. Their rivalry game was this past Thursday, Sept. 28 against Ballston Spa. Next up, they have a game against Albany on Friday, Oct. 6 and a game on Friday, Oct. 13 versus LaSalle Institute. “Our aspirations are every body’s aspirations. We want to win every game, but we don’t look ahead.

We’re going to take every game one at a time because you can’t look ahead because every team can beat you in the Double A’s. I truly believe that. On the other hand, we can beat every team in the Double A’s,” said Jones. Jones and his team tend to focus on the next game ahead of them and that game only.

Schedule: Fri. 10/06/2017 07:00PM Saratoga Springs High School vs. Albany High School @ Saratoga Springs High School Fri/ 10/13/2017 07:00PM Saratoga Springs High School vs. LaSalle Institute @ LaSalle Institute

The Blue Streaks practice every day after school.

The Blue Streaks on their home field.

The Blue Streaks practice to continue their undefeated season.



Week of September 29 – Oct 5, 2017

Tail of the Fish by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, Sept. 30 beginning at 8:00 a.m., the Saratoga Rowing Association will host its’ annual season-opening regatta at Fish Creek in Saratoga Springs. To the right is the schedule of the one-day event. Visit www.saratogarowing. com for more information. “It will take over 225 people and 3,200 volunteer hours to run the three days of regattas this fall. That’s in addition to all the work put in from our dedicated coaches and staff. Starting off with a smaller regatta really does help us get those systems up and running once again,” Katherine Smith, Director of Development and Volunteer Coordinator stated.

Schedule September 30, 2017 8:00 a.m. Open Mens Open Single 1x8:13 a.m. Open Womens Open Single 1x8:23 a.m. Juniors Womens Junior U19 Single 1x-

8:35 a.m. Juniors Womens Junior U17 Single 1x-

10:51 a.m. Juniors Mens Junior 1V Quad 4x-

8:48 a.m. Juniors Mens Junior Coxed Quad 4x+

11:01 a.m. Juniors Mens Junior 2V Quad 4x-

8:58 a.m. Juniors Womens Junior Coxed Quad 4x+

11:11 a.m. Masters Mens Masters Double 2x-

9:08 a.m. Open Mens Open Pair 2-

11:20 a.m. Masters Womens Masters Double 2x-

9:18 a.m. Open Womens Open Pair 29:29 a.m. Juniors Mens Junior U19 Single 1x9:43 a.m. Juniors Mens Junior U17 Single 1x9:56 a.m. Masters Mens Masters Quad 4x10:06 a.m. Masters Womens Masters Quad 4x10:14 a.m. Juniors Girls Middle School Coxed Quad (8th Grade & Under) 4x+ 10:29 a.m. Juniors Womens Junior 1V Eight 8+ 10:40 a.m. Juniors Womens Junior 2V Eight 8+

11:31 a.m. Juniors Boys Middle School Coxed Quad (8th Grade & Under) 4x+ 11:41 a.m. Juniors Womens Juniors 3v/Lightweight 8+ 811:49 a.m. Juniors Womens Junior Freshman/Novice Eight 8+ 11:59 a.m. Juniors Boys Junior Freshman/Novice Quad 4x1:30 PM Juniors Mens Junior 1V Eight 8+ 1:42 PM Juniors Mens Junior 2V Eight 8+ 1:53 PM Masters Mens Masters Four 42:01 PM Masters Masters Four 4-


Tail of the Fish starts at 8 a.m. on Sept. 30th.

2:09 PM Juniors Womens Junior 1V Quad 4x-

3:22 PM Juniors Girls Junior Freshman/Novice Quad 4x-

2:19 PM Juniors Womens Junior 2V Quad 4x-

3:33 PM Masters Mixed Masters Eight 8+

2:28 PM Juniors Boys Junior Freshman/Novice Eight 8+ 8+ 2:41 PM Juniors Mens Junior Double 2x3:00 PM Juniors Womens Junior 1V Four 43:11 PM Juniors Womens Junior 2V Four 4-

3:41 PM Juniors Mens Junior 1V Four 43:53 PM Juniors Mens Junior 2V Four 44:05 PM Juniors Womens Junior Varsity Double 2x4:20 PM Masters Masters Eight 8+


Times subject to change for final schedule 9/30

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NYS Sire Stakes Wrap-Up by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Friday, Sept. 15 the Saratoga Casino Hotel held the New York Sire Stakes County Fair Finals, which followed two months of racing at 20 county fairs across New York State. The series began this year at the Orange County Fair in Goshen, NY on July 4 and ended on August 22 at the Tompkins County Fair. The top series point earners with more than five starts qualified for the finals. Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association (SHHA) president Tom McTygue said, “it was really surprising how well many of the horses had done because the tracks at the fairs are know where near the pari-mutuel track and the conditions of our tracks are 75% better.” “The SHHA represents the interests of owners, breeders, trainers, drivers, and caretakers of Standardbred horses. It’s goal is to promote the welfare of Harness

A Royal Bahama by RC Royalty driven by Jim Devaur. Photo by Melissa Simser-Lovino.

Bonito Island #1, and Wicked Hill #4, Race to the Finish.

Racing in the United States and Canada with special regard to Saratoga Springs, NY, now in it’s 76th season of live harness racing,” according to the official statement. The New York Sire States promotes the breeding, buying, and racing of Standardbred horses in New York State. The finals event will take place on October 14 at Yonkers Raceway. The winners of the race were;

not have any compete this year. Twelve volunteer members run the SHHA. Those who run for office are owners, trainers, or grooms who work to better the horse industry. These office members work with all of the horsemen and combat any minor problems that may occur. The SHHA has a negotiation team that works with the Saratoga Casino and Hotel and Saratoga Race Track. With one year

Buckys Brat, a two-year-old Colt Pace; Bonita Island, a three-yearold Filly Pace; NY Spirit, a twoyear-old Filly Trot; Royal Bahama, a two-year-old Colt Trot; Golden Attitude, a three-year-old Colt Trot; Napper Tandy, a three-yearold Colt Pace; Anja, a three-yearold Filly Trot; and Casie’s Believer, a two-year-old Filly Pace. McTygue has had his horse’s race in the NYS Sire Stakes Finals previously but did

left on these contracts, they will renew next year. McTygue said, “I’m retired now so I can actually put in the time. I go to the track and backstretch every morning. We’ve had two good years under our new contract and the casino has been working very well with us. It’s always very good to work well with the team you’re negotiating with.”



Week of September 29 – Oct 5, 2017

COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN Color Me Rad 5K SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Sunday, Oct. 1 starting at 9:00 a.m. at Saratoga Spa State Park the Color Me Rad 5K will be taking place. Runners begin with white t-shirts while the crowd showers the runners with different colored powders as they pass by. The cost varies but use promotional code CAMPOS at registration for 20% off. Visit www. for more information.

Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau’s Annual Golf Tournament SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. the Saratoga National Golf Club will host the golf tournament, all proceeds will benefit the Saratoga Convention and Tourism marketing fund. It is $165 for gold and reception, $650 for four people, and $45 for the reception only. This includes, four-person scramble with 18 holes of golf, a golf cart with a GPS system, and use of practice facilities; lunch expo; post-tournament reception with awards and raffles; and music by a local DJ. Visit to register.

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

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

Saratoga Springs Recreation Department Fall Field Hockey League SARATOGA SPRINGS — Starting September 13 through October 21 the rec center will host a fall field hockey league. Practices will be Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and scrimmages will be Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please provide your own stick, water, shin guards, and mouth guard. Early-bird registration fee is $50, increasing to $75 after September 5. Contact the recreation department at 518-587-3550 ext 2300 or with any questions.

Saratoga Bike Bingo SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Bike Bingo is like regular bingo, you get stamps, work for five in a row and win prizes when you get a bingo. In order to get the stamps, you have to ride your bike. Area businesses and locations are the destinations to ride to in order to receive the stamps necessary. They will also be providing the winner prizes. Prizes include gift cards, candy, ice cream, and

many more things donated by local businesses. Cards are only $2 each and are available Wednesday and Saturday at the Saratoga Farmer’s Market, or every day at a number of different local businesses. This event lasts until the end of October. For more information and a list of places to pick up your bingo cards, visit www. or email

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

Burgoyne’s Bridge 5K Family Fun Run SCHUYLERVILLE — On Saturday, Oct. 8 beginning at 11:00 a.m. the Burgoyne’s Bridge 5K Family Fun Run

will take place at Hudson Crossing Park and will be primarily run on trails. $25 per person or $60 for families of three or more. Participants will be randomly placed into teams, either “British Red Coats” or “Blue American Forces” in acknowledgement of the area’s historical importance in the Revolutionary War. sFor more information email

JDRF’s One Walk Saratoga SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, Oct. 14 JDRF will host their annual One Walk Saratoga, “a fun family-friendly event where hundreds of dedicated walkers, volunteers and sponsors raise more than $150,000 to help fund critically needed type 1 diabetes (T1D) research,” according to the official statement. So far, they have raised over $72k toward their goal. One Walk Saratoga is held rain or shine and requires pre-registration to take part. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. with day of event registration and fun family activities. The walk begins at 11:00 a.m. For more information, contact Unser Slater at 518-477-2873.

Week of September 29 – Oct 5, 2017

Local Saratoga Central Catholic Graduate Makes Great Strides in College Golf Tournament SARATOGA SPRINGS — Chloe Ethier, a 2016 graduate of Saratoga Central Catholic, was the top Heron Finisher in the 36-hole William Smith Invitational at Clifton Springs Country Club in Clifton Springs, NY. Ethier’s parents, Kathleen and Stephen, would like to send their congratulations to their daughter on her wonderful achievement.

Ballston Spa Soccer vs. Mohonasen BALLSTON SPA — On Tuesday, Sept. 26 Ballston Spa hosted Mohonasen for senior night. Jeff Matthews put Ballston Spa on the board 20 minutes in with an assist by Mikey Robyck. Ballston Spa was up one to zero at the half. Mohonasen tied up the score with a direct kick by #10, Gandrow. Mohonasen pulled ahead two to one on a kick from #5,

Wright. Ballston Spa turned up the heat and Ryan Blair tied up the game with an assist by Mikey Robyck. Jeremy Obrecht landed a shot in the back of the net to win the game with 2:04 remaining.

Suburban Field Hockey League SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Friday, Sept. 22 Saratoga hosted Guilderland, winning three to zero. At halftime, Saratoga had two, both from Emily Leonard who was assisted by Erin McCarthy and Lindsey Frank. At the second half, Haley Waghorn scored. Saratoga goalie Kristen Rodecker had one save and Guilderland goalie Jazlyn Jimenez had five saves. Saratoga played Columbia on Monday, Sept. 25 and won four to one. From Saratoga, Lindsey Frank scored with help from Jessie House; Jessie House scored with help from Erin McCarthy; Jessie House scored again with help from Lindsey Frank; and Lindsey Frank scored for the second time on her own. From Saratoga, goalie Kristen Rodecker

SPORTS 55 had one save and from Columbia Maddy Hogan had 18 saves.

Schuylerville Girls Soccer SCHUYLERVILLE — On Sept. 18 Schuylerville played Lake George and won two to zero. In the first half, no goals were scored on either side. In the second half, Emily Vallee of Schuylerville scored with help from Cassandra Cooper and Emily Carlstrom scored with help from Amy Moreau. Schuylerville had seven corner kicks and Lake George had three. Sam Jeckel of Lake George had eight goalie saves and Caitlin Kelleher of Schuylerville had six. Emily Vallee broke open a scoreless tie with less than 20 minutes remaining in the game with a perfect ball from Cassandra Cooper. Emily Carlstrom volleyed home a corner kick from Amy Moreau. This brings Schuylerville up to their seventh shutout. On Sept. 20, Schuylerville tied with Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake with a score of zero to zero. Anna Scott of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake had five

goalie saves and Brittany Grippo, also of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake had four saves, Caitlin Kelleher of Schuylerville had 17 saves. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake had five corner kicks and Schuylerville had four. After battling for 100 minutes, the game ended zero to zero with Schuylerville battling against the very talented Class A Suburban Council Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake team.

Saratoga Central Catholic vs. Waterford Halfmoon Volleyball SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Central Catholic hosted Waterford Halfmoon on Wednesday, Sept. 20, with the Saratoga Saints taking the win. Highlights for the Saints include; Ani Crocker with 13 digs, 14 service points, 5 aces; Grace Fornabia with 16 digs and 10 kills; Elisa Browell with 14 assists, 12 service points, and 5 aces; Kennedy Murphy with 6 kills. Highlights for the Fordians include; Sarah White with 10 service points, 3 aces, 1 kill,

7 digs, and 1 assist and Breanna DeFruscio with 7 service points, 2 aces, 1 kill, 15 digs, 5 blocks, and 2 assists.

Pedaling for a T1D Cure SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) held it’s first Ride to Cure cycling event on Saturday, Sept. 16. Approximately 620 cyclists of all ages and skill levels gathered to raise funds for JDRF. JDRF is the global leader in type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Of the cyclists, 81 different JDRF chapters were represented from around the nation and Canada and 40 riders representing JDRF Northeastern New York. Of the 620 riders, 120 have the disease. The riders had three different routes to choose from, 25, 60, or 100 miles. All routes were north up the Hudson River. $2.7 million was raised, which according to JDRF officials, made this the top revenue-generating Ride to Cure Diabetes event so far this year. Upcoming rides will be located in Amelia Island, Florida on Oct. 5-8 and Tucson, Arizona on Nov. 16-19.

Volume 11  •  Issue 38

See Saratoga Blue Streaks pg. 51.


Week of September 29 – Oct 5, 2017


See Sire Stakes pg. 53.

Tail of the Fish

First Regatta of the Season! Info and schedule on page 52. Photo provided by F.D.