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No Losses:

Volume 11  •  Issue 39  •  October 6 – October 12, 2017

Blue Streaks...............4-0 Horses...........................5-0 Spartans.......................4-0

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY Three area teams remain undefeated this season. These teams are the Saratoga Springs Blue Streaks, the Schuylerville Horses, and the Burnt Hills – Ballston Lake Spartans. How is it possible that three local teams can all be undefeated? The teams represent different classes and leagues, based on school size, with Saratoga being the largest of the classes.

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No H20:

Kids No Longer Permitted to Sell Water Outside Racecourse by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — The prevailing practice of kids selling water for a buck-a-bottle to patrons outside the entry gates of the Saratoga Race Course will no longer be permitted, announced city Public Safety Commissioner Chris Mathiesen, who said he has fielded numerous complaints connected with the issue. “This is something that was (started) with the best of intentions, but it’s turned into something that has

been quite a drain and everybody in our department is fed up with what’s been happening,” Mathiesen said. The act was never legal to begin with, with no sales tax tracked, and no licensing involved. Vendors are typically required to obtain a license to sell their wares in Saratoga Springs. A 1934 ordinance exempts from the city’s licensing ordinance the sale of milk, periodicals and newspapers – the latter of which See H20 pg. 13 • (518) 581-2480

We sat down with each coach this week to get their take on the current season. BURNT HILLS – BALLSTON LAKE Coach Matt Shelly is very happy with how well the season has gone so far. “The kids are working hard, we’re excited to be in the position that we’re in. We have a big game this week and we See No Losses pg. 43

‘Know Your Roots’ by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA — Christina Myers has worked hard all year, only to be comfortable in her apron as she starts her dream job: running a humble little

store in the countryside that offers fresh meat, fruit, cheese and vegetables to shoppers alongside an assortment of wholesome products. She calls it Old Saratoga Mercantile. See Roots pg. 14

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Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

Neighbors: Snippets of Life from Your Community Who: Miriam Scarborough.

Where: Broadway and Caroline Streets.

Q. What are you doing today? A. I walked by the Adelphi Hotel, which I am very interested in, because in 2012 I sold the hotel as a real estate broker. Q What are your thoughts about the new hotel? A. I hope this iconic building will continue and that it will be the jewel in the crown of Saratoga Springs. Q. Where are you originally from? A. New York City. I was raised at the Kew-Forest School, in Queens, which has now become famous because Donald Trump went there. His dad, Fred Trump, was on the school board. Q. When did you come to Saratoga? A. I moved here in 2000, from San Francisco. Q. What would you like to see more of in Saratoga? A. I’d love to see more artistic venues. More theater. It would be great to not have to go down to Proctors, but to stay local. Q. What did you dream of being when you were a kid? Miriam Scarborough. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

A. I wanted to be a slalom skier and win a gold medal. That was a fantasy, of course. I’m a decent skier. Q. Who is someone you admire? A. Janet Yellen. She’s the head of the Federal Reserve. Why? She’s data-driven, she knows her facts and when she speaks it’s always sound reasoning. She is a person I very much admire.

Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017


City Florist Ready for ‘Petal It Forward’ Wednesday

A team of Dehn’s Flowers ladies are prepared for giving. Photo provided.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Dehn’s Flowers will be hitting the streets of Saratoga Springs and Milton on Wednesday, Oct. 11 to hand out hundreds of flowers to busy commuters to brighten up their week, as part of a national “Petal It Forward” campaign. In partnership with the Society of American Florists (SAF), of which Dehn’s Flowers is a member, the 125-year-old city business is joining more than 200 florists across the country to promote Petal It Forward. According to head designer Deb Converse, the gifted flowers will not be distributed from within the company’s two locations. Instead, four staff members will approach people at will on sidewalks and elsewhere during normal business hours. “Our teams will be on the move,” Converse said. “The whole idea of Petal It Forward is to get out in the community. It’s so fun to see people’s reactions.” Aside from the value of practicing random acts of kindness,

the Petal It Forward campaign was organized in response to data released by SAF showing the positive emotional benefits of both giving and receiving flowers. With that in mind, Dehn’s will provide an extra bouquet to share with a loved one, coworker or even a stranger. “We see the positive impact day in and day out when we make our flower deliveries,” said Dehn’s spokeswoman Lynn Straight, in a prepared statement. “People love flowers ‘just because’ so we wanted to create random smiles, and give people a chance to do the same for someone else.” A recent SAF survey of 2,500 people found that 76 percent agreed that having flowers in the home or office improves mood. Nearly four in 10 of the respondents indicated that florists have helped them in a past or current relationship. “The impact of giving or receiving flowers is powerful and memorable,” said Straight. “It can turn an ordinary day

into an extraordinary day.” The main store and greenhouses of Dehn’s Flowers are located at 180 Beekman Street; the company’s Milton satellite branch is located at 15 Trieble Avenue. For more information, visit www. or contact the stores by email at Customerservice@



Saratoga Hospital to Hold Addiction Seminar

Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

Milton to Hold Public Hearing on Boyhaven Land by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY MILTON — On Sept. 26, the Milton Town Board voted to set the public hearing for a pending sale of the former Camp Boyhaven property on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6:35 p.m. The town complex is located at 503 Geyser Road. In the summer, the Boy

Scouts of America Twin Rivers Council selected Milton’s $1 million bid to purchase the roughly 300-acre property, which is located off Route 29 near the Town of Greenfield border. Milton Planning Board Chairman Larry Woolbright said an anonymous donor has pledged to match $500,000 from the town to make the purchase. It would be

subject to a public vote. Milton officials are considering several options for the land, including selling a portion or all of it to New York State as a means to extend the Middle Grove State Forest. Woolbright also informed the town board that a developer whose bid placed second, behind Milton, is still expressing interest in the property.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Dr. Joshua Zamer, medical director of the Addiction Medicine Program at Saratoga Community Health Center, will break down preconceived notions and stigmas surrounding addiction at the “Understanding Addiction: Breaking the Stigma” seminar on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Saratoga Hospital. The seminar will provide insight to the health center’s comprehensive approach to helping

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BALLSTON SPA — During the upcoming holiday season Community Emergency Corps will be an official drop-off point for donations to the Toys for Tots program sponsored by the United States Marine Corps. The Community Emergency Corps (CEC) has already started to receive donations and will be accepting toys at the station until Dec. 15. It is located at 78 Thompson Street in Ballston Spa. Items can be dropped off anytime, days or evenings. For 2017, the CEC will again partner with the Saratoga County

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infant to teens are all appreciated. Stuffed toys are the only exception. If no one is in the building due to answering emergency calls, individuals are asked to return at another time with contributions. In addition, toys can be donated during the annual Santa Parade in Ballston Spa on Dec. 1, which starts at 6 p.m. As a reminder, the toys collected are redistributed locally to children in need. For more information, contact CEC Executive Director Ray Otten at 518-885-1478.



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POLICE Four minors were charged in connection with a Tuesday morning incident at the Ballston Spa Central School District which resulted in the middle school and the high school going into lock-down mode. The most serious allegation – making a terroristic threat, a felony – was charged to a 14-year-old boy suspected of posting a threatening message on-line via Instagram. Three other boys – a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old from the town of Milton, and a 15-year-old from the village of Ballston Spa were each charged with the juvenile offense of unlawful possession of weapons by persons under the age of 16. Tuesday morning, Ballston Spa Central School District administrators contacted Saratoga County Sheriff ’s Office school outreach officers with information that there had been an on-line threat made by a student about a shooting at the school. While investigating the allegation, authorities discovered information that another student had brought a weapon into school that morning. School administrators located the weapon and turned it over to Sheriff ’s Office Investigators. An investigation by Sheriff ’s Office personnel revealed that the weapon was a blank pistol that looked identical to a real firing pistol. All the juveniles were referred to the Saratoga County Probation Department. Last

Friday, a 16-year-old Saratoga Springs High School student was charged with making a terroristic threat after allegedly posting a story on Snapchat about “shooting up the school.”

Andrew J. Rivett, 24, of Gansevoort, was charged Sept. 28 with felony assault and the misdemeanors: criminal possession of a weapon, criminal obstruction of breathing, and unlawful imprisonment. Rivett is accused of causing serious physical

injury to a woman known to him in Wilton, according to the Saratoga County Sheriffs Department. He was sent to County Jail in lieu of bail, or bond. Siobhan K. Ramos, age 25, Schenectady, was charged Sept. 28 with misdemeanor DWI, and aggravated unlicensed operation. Samantha M. Hamelin, age 22, So. Glens Falls, was charged Sept. 28 with misdemeanor DWI, failure to stop at stop sign, speeding, operating motor vehicle with a restriction. Kevin T. Lafleur, age 27, Malta, was charged Sept. 28 with aggravated unlicensed operation. Donald R. Mason, age 29, East Berne, was charged Sept. 27 with misdemeanor petit larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property. Melissa A. Beckwith, age 47, Gansevoort, was charged Sept. 27 with aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to stop at stop sign. Richard J. Robilotto, age 58, Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 27 with criminal possession of stolen property. Michael A. Coonradt, age 20, Granville, was charged Sept. 26 with three misdemeanor counts endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession stolen property, reckless endangerment, and felony criminal possession of stolen property. Chad M. Cruger, age 18, Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 26 with misdemeanor petit larceny. Michael C. Gutto, age 30, Ballston Spa, was charged Sept. 25 with use of portable electronic devices, aggravated unlicensed operation. Jonathan L. Carleton, age 27, Ballston Spa, was charged Sept. 25 with criminal mischief.

Logan M. Virkler, age 21, Ballston Spa, was charged Sept. 25 with aggravated unlicensed operation, no/expired inspection certificate. Ali

M. Peltola, age 20, Middleborough, Massachusetts, was charged Sept. 24 with assault.

Emery C. Huff, age 18, Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 23 with petit larceny. Trevor L. Klock, age 31, Buffalo, was charged Sept. 23 with felony DWI. Timothy E. Bush, age 30, Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 23 with harassment, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct. Corey P. McHale, age 34, Brooklyn, was charged Sept. 22 with misdemeanor DWI, refuse prescreen test, two counts failed to signal a turn,

fail to obey traffic control device. Gary J. Foersch, age 41, Dobbs Ferry, was charged Sept. 22 with criminal trespass. Dennis J. Landry, age 57, Mechanicville, was charged Sept. 22 with petit larceny. David A. Day, age 28, Rock City Falls, was charged Sept. 22 with felony criminal contempt, three misdemeanor counts endangering the welfare of a child, and misdemeanor counts criminal mischief, harassment.

Mason A. Weber, 24, of Stillwater, was charged Sept. 21 with two counts felony burglary. He is accused of entering a village home without permission and stealing property not belonging to him, and of entering a Subway restaurant in the town of Halfmoon and stealing two safes from the business. Weber was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail, or $100,000 bond.



Kenneth Humiston

Christina Ellithorpe

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Kenneth W. Humiston died October 2, 2017. Callings hours were Oct. 5, at the. Burke Funeral Home, North Broadway. Mass of Christian Burial at 11am Friday, Oct. 6, St. Clement’s Church, Lake Ave. Burial Saturday, Oct. 7, 12noon, St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Chateaugay, NY. Please visit

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Christina A. Ellithorpe passed away September 19, 2017. Relatives and friends are welcome to a graveside service, 10am, October 14, Memory Gardens, 983 Watervliet Shaker Rd. A celebration of life will follow at 1pm, Nanola, 2639 U.S. 9, Malta. Online remembrances may be made at

Roberta Oborne

Charlotte Reome

QUEENSBURY — Roberta E. Oborne, 84, passed away on September 29, 2017. A memorial service will be held privately with family. To honor Roberta’s memory, read a good book, maintain an open mind, and always keep your elbows off the table. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome. com.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Charlotte F. Reome passed away Oct. 1, 2017. Calling hours were Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Burke Funeral Home, North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518-584-5373). A funeral home service took place Thursday, Oct. 5 and burial followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballston Spa. Please visit

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Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

Home of the Good Shepherd – Memory Care Residence – Now Open On July 31, 2017, Home of the Good Shepherd, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Bethesda Episcopal Church in Saratoga Springs, opened its Memory Care Residence located at 390 Church Street in Saratoga Springs. Our safe, secure, and home-like single floor “neighborhood” has 42 private suites, a

beautiful courtyard that showcases the changing of seasons, three freshly prepared meals, laundry, housekeeping and transportation to medical appointments. At Home of the Good Shepherd Memory Care Residence, we offer a high staffto-resident ratio. Our RN case manager and LPN’s are available

around the clock, along with resident aides who are trained in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Our unique program emphasizes communication strategies that utilize the five senses to connect with our memory care residents. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Mary Lou Gaylord at (518) 584-3317.

A Frank Sinatra Night For Veterans MALTA — On Sunday, Oct. 15, the Malta Veterans Appreciation Program will hold its second annual Frank Sinatra Night from 6 to 9 p.m. at Campagna Restaurant, which is located at 2452 Route 9 in Malta.

The private charity event raises funds to assist local veterans. It includes a champagne happy hour, a four-course meal prepared by Chef Mark Graham, raffles and live music by Edward T. Clifford.

The cost of tickets is $85. They can purchased by contacting MVAP organizer Renee Farley at 518-577-8863 or; or by calling Campagna Restaurant directly at 518-289-5693.

Historical Society Fundraiser BALLSTON SPA — The Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum has announced that the fundraiser, A Taste Through Time, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Excelsior Springs

Banquet Hall in Saratoga Springs. It starts at 6 p.m. Support of this event enables the Saratoga County Historical Society to fulfill its mission of offering educational programs to all ages.

The cost is $50 per person. Tickets can be purchased from or by contacting the museum at 518-885-4000 or 

Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017


Cyclists Raise $2.7 Million for Diabetes Cure

Wagons, Alpacas and More at Pitney Meadows

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — JDRF, formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, held its inaugural Ride to Cure Diabetes cycling event on Saturday, Sept. 16. The event brought together 620 cyclists of all ages and skill levels, representing 81 JDRF chapters from around the nation and Canada, as well as 40 riders representing JDRF Northeastern New York. They raised funds for JDRF, the global leader in type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.

The cyclists, 120 of whom rode with T1D, selected from routes of 25, 60 or 100 miles. All routes followed an “out and back” course north up the Hudson River. Participants raised approximately $2.7 million, which, according to JDRF officials, made it the top revenue-generating Ride to Cure Diabetes event this year. One of the top regional fundraisers was Tom Hoffman,

owner of Hoffman Car Wash and Hoffman Jiffy Lube, who rode with an artificial pancreas. He raised over $23,000 and ranked among the highest JDRF fundraisers in the country, as of the ride date. Other 2017 Ride to Cure Diabetes sites include: La Crosse, Wisconsin (Aug. 10-13), Loveland, Colorado (Aug. 24-27), Amelia Island, Florida (Oct. 5-8) and Tucson, Arizona (Nov. 16-19).

SARATOGA SPRINGS — If you haven’t already visited Pitney Meadows Community Farm, this Sunday, Oct. 8 may be a good time to do so. Reaching out to the community in its first full year of operation on the 166-acre farm, Pitney Meadows is hosting “Family Fun Day” from 1 to 5 p.m. Activities will include horsedrawn wagon rides every 10 minutes with Mike Fields from the Washington County Draft Animal Association, plus guided tours every hour on the history and future of Pitney Farm.

Children and adults also will enjoy an obstacle course with a 19-foot slide, plus a farm-themed interactive fun area for toddlers. Alpacas will be on site from 1 to 3 p.m., courtesy of Woodland Meadow Farm, and other animals will be there for a small petting zoo. People with limited mobility can be accommodated, but not dogs or other pets. Pitney Meadows Community Farm is located at 223 West Avenue, directly across from the Saratoga YMCA. For more information, visit or call 518-290-0008.



Schiera for Malta Town Board In 2015, Malta voters provided me the honor of serving as Town Supervisor. Every day since, I have worked hard to keep my promises and put our community’s needs first. Together, with a great Town Board team, we have achieved positive results for an even better Malta. We are making Malta more business-friendly and remaining free of a general Town Tax. We are addressing traffic challenges in a holistic way, instead of just adding more roundabouts. We continue broadening Malta’s tax base and strengthened our ethics code, ensuring that everyone – elected officials and Town employees – follow the rules to ensure responsible,

accountable good government. These positive results did not happen by accident. Through cooperation, we built consensus and reached common sense solutions in Town government. Today, I write to ask for your support, not just for me, but also for Sharon Farley Schiera and our entire team that is running for election to town board. Sharon wants to serve on our town board because Malta is her home and she wants our community to keep moving forward. Sharon is not a career politician; she is a successful small businesswoman and will bring this sensibility to town government. Sharon will use her business background to deliver

the best return on Malta’s portion of county sales tax dollars and keep improving our business climate. Besides her small business experience, Sharon served our area as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) for more than 20 years. Sharon will work with us to ensure continued fiscal responsibility, keep Malta free from town taxes, bring strong representation to the Exit 11 area and help preserve our special quality of life. I am proud to support Sharon Farley Schiera for Malta Town Council and respectfully ask you to support her as well. Thank you.

Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

A Personal Endorsement for Wilton Highway Superintendent

In today’s divisive political climate, it’s rare to see bipartisan collaboration and rarer still to see one party endorse the other. That’s why I feel the need to publically declare my support for Kirklin Woodcock to continue as Town of Wilton Highway Superintendent. I fit the opposite profile of Kirk’s current support base – I’m a Millennial Democrat who lives in the East Village of Manhattan. I also happen to be his granddaughter, who lived under the same roof as him for a number of years. However, Vincent DeLucia
 there’s a set of characteristics Malta Town Supervisor that I look for in a candidate who is running for any public office, regardless of political association, and my grandfather fits each criteria. Commitment: I know from first-hand experience how committed he is not only to his job, but also to the people and community of Wilton. He’s been in charge of the roads for 30 years and I can count on one hand the number of times he’s ever taken a day off from work. He religiously tracks the weather during all seasons, especially in the winter, to make sure the roads are safe for all citizens. Passion: I’ve never seen him as upset as he was 14 years ago, during the tragic Wilton highway garage fire that destroyed a huge portion of the town’s equipment. The support he received from other towns, as well as from

within the Wilton community, was incredible. Countless people came to his aide, supplying machinery and manpower, as well as emotional support. He was able to bounce back from this setback and has built up the town’s highway function to be even better than before. Experience and Knowledge: His years of experience leading the Highway Department are invaluable. However, he knows the importance of staying up to date on latest innovations in road safety, and constantly seeks to expand his knowledge by taking an annual course at Cornell University where he learns ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the office and his team. Partnership: The scope of what he does reaches far beyond the traditional role of any Highway Superintendent. He cares deeply about the people of Wilton, which is clearly displayed by the time and energy he volunteers to help other organizations such as Double H Hole In the Woods Ranch and the Gavin Park bike path. The Town of Wilton is Kirk’s livelihood, and I can’t picture a better person to lead the Highway Department for the town that I care so much about. Caitlin Shufelt New York City

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Malta Leaders Review Town Budget by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY MALTA — The Malta Town Board will spend the month of October reviewing a $10 million tentative budget plan unveiled this week, which calls for slightly less spending than the current fiscal year. As the town’s official budget officer, Malta Supervisor Vincent DeLucia wrote in his summary that “a fiscally conservative budget” has been prepared “that funds core town responsibilities for road maintenance, fire protection, ambulance services, local courts, planning and code enforcement while staying below the state 2

percent tax cap and maintaining the town free of general town-wide property taxes.” At the Oct. 2 meeting, though, DeLucia praised the efforts of Malta Comptroller Kevin King and his dependable knowledge of the town’s numbers. “Much of the credit goes to Kevin King,” the supervisor said. The tentative budget calls for $10,009,215 in spending, less than the current level of $10.1 million. It can be viewed on the town website (http:// The largest expenditures, according to DeLucia’s summary, are $7.4 million for the general costs of operating town government, including the

City Attorney Makes National List SARATOGA SPRINGS — The prestigious Best Lawyers in America survey has included an attorney from the Albany firm Rivkin Radler LLP in its U.S. rankings for 2018. Saratoga Springs resident Brian Culnan was recognized in the survey for his commercial litigation work at Rivkin Radler. Since it was first published in 1983, the trademarked Best Lawyers survey has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence; it is compiled based on exhaustive peer-review evaluations. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, so inclusion in Best

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Malta Highway Department and the service it provides for 77 “lane miles” of roadway. The “fire protection district” costs exceed $2 million. DeLucia further indicated that an expense of $36,000 from “recreation mitigation fees” was necessary to cover debt incurred through development of the Malta Community Center on Route 9, but that the payment would not impact the town’s fund balance. The tentative 2018 budget represents roughly $243 in spending per town resident, compared to $253 in 2017. According to King, Malta employs 43 people full time and an additional 27 people on

a part time or seasonal basis. DeLucia explained on Monday that employees in every town department have “really had to tuck it in” by cutting back on spending. Early last year, he said, the town was forced by severe inclement weather to incur extra costs, which in turn necessitated the elimination of several town positions. Earlier this year, town officials were voicing concerns about the budget outlook in Malta due to an apparent decrease in sales tax revenues, which fund a large part of the town’s expenses. But King reported that, in recent months, “a big change in the allocation” of those revenues from Saratoga County made a noticeable difference.

“The economy is the driver, both locally and countywide,” he said. King shared figures showing how the sales tax allocation in September alone surpassed $419,000, bringing the total revenue generated this year by purchases in Malta businesses to $2.8 million. In March the allocation was $336,000. DeLucia added that town board members will meet several times in the coming weeks with King and other department heads to discuss potential modifications to the tentative 2018 budget. He expects a final budget to be approved in November.



Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

City Boutiques On Guard For Rise in Theft by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Heidi West is quite familiar with the methods used by thieves who target retail business on Broadway, especially boutiques like hers that specialize in designer clothing and accessories. West, the owner of Lifestyles and Caroline and Main, has dozens of security cameras situated strategically in both shops to record almost every larceny that takes place. “We see people stealing from us all the time,” she says. “We know who you are. Why do you keep doing it?” According to an email summary of a Sept. 20 meeting sent by Maddy Zanetti, president of the city’s Downtown Business

Association (DBA), a number of DBA members indicated that theft and shoplifting were “up this summer.” “It definitely seems to be a growing issue,” Zanetti said this week, during a brief break from serving her customers at Impressions of Saratoga. “We’re hoping it’s not something that continues.”

“We see people stealing from us all the time. We know who you are. Why do you keep doing it?” Zanetti said that DBA members—there are approximately 200—have noticed more seemingly professional thieves make off with merchandise from Broadway boutiques. West expressed caution about


stirring up fears of a larger trend, but knows for sure that theft is affecting hers and many other businesses. “If someone says they don’t have an issue, they just don’t know,” she said. “The police are very good working with us. They get down here very quickly,” West added. West said she has filed two separate lawsuits against apparent

thieves that are currently making their way through the courts. One involves felony grand larceny charges because a sister and brother team allegedly stole more than $1,000 of merchandise. “If you catch someone, you



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need to go through the system,” she advised. “It teaches somebody not to shoplift in Saratoga.” Laura Farrar-Pileckas, owner of Violet’s in the Collamer Building, said diligent efforts by her employees have ensured that this year was relatively mild theftwise compared to previous years. Ultimately, according to both West and Farrar-Pileckas, security cameras are not enough. The employees of Broadway businesses are the owners’ best guard against these types of problems, they indicated. “We notice if one dress is missing here,” Farrar-Pileckas said. “We have a great staff.” Farrar-Pileckas recalled an incident in which one woman took full advantage of a busy moment in the store, when every employee was helping other customers. The woman brazenly stole a designer handbag off its shelf holder and stuffed it inside the bag

she was carrying, and managed to exit the store before anyone noticed. In another incident last year, Farrar-Pileckas remembered, one keenly observant employee went to the Saratoga Race Course and spotted a dress that was stolen from Violet’s earlier in the day. She said the alleged thief—whom she described as an attractive brunette in her ‘30s—was seen in the store again not too long afterward, so it became necessary to confront her. Farrar-Pileckas said a chase ensued on the sidewalks, and that she caught up with the woman to demand payment for the stolen dress. The woman pulled out a wad of cash and did pay the $300 cost. “I just walked back in with the money,” Farrar-Pileckas said about her return to Violet’s, which elicited smiles of relief among the ladies by her side.


Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

nd Annual Schuylerville Fall Fest, 5K Feast of International Flavors Showcased 2Schuylerville Park Race Takes Place Sunday in Downtown Festival This Weekend

FALL FESTIVAL “Turning Leaves at The Turning Point” in downtown Schuylerville Presented by

October 8, 12pm - 5pm Local Food Street Vendors Artists Face Painting Henna Healing Fair Family Fun



Scavenger Hunt

Story Walk

Live Music

Small Business Gift Raffles Sponsored by: The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County, Schuylerville Chamber of Commerce,

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Shepherd’s pie to sushi rolls, creole sliders to babaghanoush - you won’t have to travel very far this weekend to enjoy flavors from around the world. Saturday, Oct. 7, flavors from a variety of countries

will provide an international tasting experience at the 4th annual Saratoga International Flavorfeast, hosted by a variety of restaurants in downtown Saratoga Springs. The event takes place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. when samples

of international dishes will be available at $1 per sample. For more information, and a lineup of participating restaurants and street performers during the 2017 Saratoga Flavorfeast, go to: http://www.saratogaflavorfeast. com/participating-restaurants/

SCHUYLERVILLE — The participating business and Hudson Crossing Park, Schuylerville Public2nd Library, Flatley Read LLC and Glens Falls National Bankwill annual Schuylerville Fall Festival end at the Schuylerville Public will take place noon to 5 p.m. Library. Participants will be Sunday, Oct. 8. entered into a small business Titled “Turning Leaves at the raffle for the chance to win Turning Point,” the festival features goodies and gift certificates live music, a scavenger hunt, food from local businesses. vendors and artists demonstrating The inaugural Burgoyne’s Bridge their skills. Over 30 downtown busi- 5K race through history will take nesses will have their doors open and place 11 a.m. to noon at Hudson another 30 local artisan and not-for- Crossing Park. Sign up, through midprofit vendors will be set up along the night Friday, at: https://runsignup. sidewalks. Area musicians - from jazz com/R ace/NY/S chuyler ville/ to Irish to Caribbean - will share their BurgoynesBridge5k?rem MeAttempt. music at 10 different venues throughFestival music performers out the village. include: In Spite of Ourselves, Matt The scavenger hunt McCabe, Chuck Lamb and Ria will begin downtown at any Curley, Mikki Bakken and others.


Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

From the Publisher’s Desk . . .

by Chad Beatty Saratoga TODAY

Greetings, and happy fall everyone. Hopefully you all got your fill of BJ’s corn this summer and are now stocking up on apples and cider. This week I put pen to paper to discuss a recent story of ours which has garnered quite a bit of attention, both positive and negative. In addition to the 10,500 copies of Saratoga TODAY which hit the street last week, the story was also read 6,000 times on our website and 13,000 times on Facebook.

For those of you not familiar with the front page piece, it focused on a controversial Saratoga Springs High School Assembly. Rather than rehash the meat of the story which you are all free to read, I want to address a few of the criticisms. My reporter, Lori Mahan, reached out to the school district for comment. Our policy is always to reach out to both sides involved. However, a lack of response from one side certainly is not going to prevent us from running a story. Our job as a local paper is to cover the mundane and the controversial. This story touched on politics, race and education, three hot button topics in today’s world. What I find so disturbing is how two groups of people can look at the same situation and hold COMPLETELY different views. It seems as though the political gap in this country is widening and the common ground is slowly being eroded. So what questions need to be examined in this particular case? For starters, is high school

the correct medium to promote critical thinking if it has a political agenda? As most high school students are still minors, I feel that job falls under the authority of their parents. However, if there is to be critical thinking on a controversial subject, it is incumbent on the administration to assure that both sides are clearly and evenly presented. It is not the job of the school system to indoctrinate our youth and raise our children. Now for the ironic juxtaposition: Critical thinking at the college level should be encouraged, yet speakers are regularly being protested and shut down at universities across the nation because it doesn’t fit certain agendas. Simultaneously, historical statues are being removed at a record pace around the country. History should not be whitewashed or blackwashed. History is what it is, and those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. If the national media didn’t spend so much time on this hateful sensationalism, perhaps we could all focus on the good in people and society. But, once again, there is a political agenda at play here and we are all the pawns. If they focus the majority of

their coverage on the ignorant bottom feeders both on the right and left such the white supremacists or Antifa, they can keep us divided and voting along certain political lines. I am here to say that the racist white supremacists no more represent your Republican neighbor any more than Antifa terrorists represent your Democratic neighbor. Those hate filled groups are a microscopically small percentage of our great nation and not representative of the wonderful men and women who go to work every day, and raise families, and volunteer, and run towards danger so we can sleep soundly. Now back to the topic at hand. I don’t believe for a moment that there wasn’t a political motive behind the SSHS assembly speaker. I have known some incredible educators over the course of my life and I thank every one of them for going above and beyond to help this simple Jersey boy make it through high school and college. But shame on the educators or administrators who allow any one-sided political or religious indoctrination to take place on our tax dollars.

Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

City Releases $46.1 Million Budget Plan For 2018


No H20: Kids No Longer Permitted to Sell Water Outside Racecourse Continued from front page.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan this week released the city’s 2018 Comprehensive Budget, which calls for a general fund operating budget of approximately $46.1 million, a 1.3 percent increase compared to this year’s plan. Personnel and benefits were the largest drivers of the increase, costing more than $38 million, and representing 83 percent of the total general fund operating budget. Some highlighted points: - The largest single revenue source for the city is property taxes. The Comprehensive Budget assumes virtually no property tax increase for 2018. - The second largest revenue source is sales tax. Current estimate for 2017 is roughly $11.3 million, well below the $12.3 million budgeted for in 2017. This estimated 2017 decline is not related to 2017 economic stagnation, but instead reflects prior period adjustments processed in 2017 by NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance. - State-related revenue kept flat. Revenue expected in 2018 equal to budgeted amounts adopted in 2017, including - VLT Aid: $2.325 million; NYRA Admissions Tax: $591,000; Hotel Occupancy Tax: $625,500. - Expenses: largest expenses are related to personnel and benefits. Personnel-related expenses are up 3.3 percent in 2018 due to increased

headcount across City Hall along with contractual wage increases. Benefitrelated costs are up 1.9 percent in 2018 due to increased healthcare costs and 14 expected retirements in 2018. Costs specifically related to healthcare are up 6.4 percent year over year. This increase is largely attributable to an increase in the cost of health insurance itself, with rates up an average of 3.3 percent across the various City Hall plans. - Changes to the Capital Budget: Two items removed proposed replacement of a fire engine for $455,000, which has been moved to the 2019 Capital Budget Program; East Side Fire/ EMS Facility, a 2018 Capital Budget request for $3 million. The latter was removed because the land required to build or purchased such a facility has not yet been identified. Budget Workshops: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11; 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19; 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23; 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30. There will be a Public Comment period allotted during each workshop. The City Council will vote to adopt the budget, with any updated changes to the proposed budget, on or before Nov. 30. If it fails to do so by that time, the Comprehensive Budget then becomes the budget for the ensuing fiscal year. For more information, visit the city’s website at:

is a common practice outside the racecourse, and which will be allowed to continue. “A number of years ago, one of our code enforcement officers, Dan Cogan, was trying to be a really good guy and make it possible for kids to be able to sell bottled water at the track as a way for them to make some money,” Mathiesen explained. The suggested guidelines stipulated the seller be 14 years of age or younger and allotted a one cooler maximum, filled with water bottles. “It’s turned into something that has gotten way out of control,” Mathiesen said. “Unless the City Council acts otherwise, this illegal activity is not going to take place in 2018.” Current Code Enforcement officer Jack Donnelly supplied a letter that cited numerous complaints involving kids obstructing traffic, older folks – not just kids – selling and refilling multiple coolers of water, and families arguing with one another about their “spot,” to the point where the police had to intervene. “This past season was the straw

that broke the camel’s back for Code Enforcement. My department was constantly badgered and disrespected by a few of the water bottle salespersons this season,” reads Donnelly’s report, which adds that the safety of the unattended children could not be guaranteed given the large crowds of people going in and out of the racecourse. “I feel Code Enforcement should not be burdened with having to babysit an illegal endeavor.” City Police Chief Greg Veitch released a statement which reinforced safety concerns and noted some coolers have been chained to race course fences overnight in an attempt to hold that vendor’s “spot,” and police have witnessed several unattended children selling water for hours at a time from multiple coolers re-stocked multiple times by parents throughout the day. “While the police have no interest in closing down the lemonade stands of small children looking to make a few dollars – unfortunately, like many things in life, the actions of a few have led to a decision to ban all unlicensed water sales from the area around the racetrack beginning in the

2018 racing season,” Veitch said. Public Works Commissioner Anthony “Skip” Scirocco suggested the city explore the possibility of a lottery-type system which would allow some kids, under regulated guidelines, to continue to sell water and subsequently learn some entrepreneurial lessons. “If you regulate it, you have to accept responsibility for it, collect sales tax and declare income on a regular basis,” Mathiesen said. “There are a lot of hurdles there.” According to Assistant City Attorney Tony Izzo, a similar lottery practice was instituted during the 1990s, but resulted in an unfair flooding by some “entrepreneurs” of the lottery box. “Even the people inside the track like to come out and buy the water because it’s only a dollar compared to like five dollars inside,” Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan said. “I’m not going to sit here and argue about something that’s essentially illegal – but if there’s a way to do it legally, where it’s enforced and safe and kids can be supervised, I think the next Council should probably take a look at it.”



Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

‘Know Your Roots’ Continued from front page.

“I want to be my neighbor’s place to be able to come and get good stuff,” Myers said earlier this week, before her first customers of the day (two young ladies) started browsing the widely varied items displayed on her tables and shelves. Myers has operated her store for nearly five weeks, and she is planning a formal ribbon cutting and grand opening event on Sunday, Oct. 8, starting at 11:30 a.m. Individual items will be raffled off every hour and, toward the end, one person will be awarded a large care basket prepared by Myers herself. In November of last year, Myers and her husband Tim finalized the real estate transaction for the 5 acres of property at 1120 Route 29 on which she operates the business. The couple will eventually

build a house 350 feet back from the highway. In consultation with members of the Pitney Meadows Community Farm in Saratoga Springs, Myers reported that she plans to have a “high tunnel” installed to produce her own fruits and vegetables on site as well. “We hope to be growing yearround ourselves,” she said. Last spring, the Town of Saratoga Planning Board issued a formal approval of the business in a 5-0 vote, according to minutes of its May 24 meeting. The approval was conditioned on the installation of fencing near the parking lot and a “driveway apron” for safer access from Route 29. Myers said about 30 feet of the gravel driveway is being paved this week, since some rocks are finding their way into the busy roadway. “I obviously want my customers to be

safe,” she said, adding that the planning board “gave us a year” to make any necessary improvements. On her business cards, Myers promotes her simple slogan for Old Saratoga Mercantile: “Know Your Roots.” In an era of hyper-commercialization, during which most foods take weeks to process and transport before they hit grocery store shelves, Myers is basically offering area residents healthier, fresher alternatives as a means to support the local economy. Aside from getting her hands on drywall and plumbing, and generally taking on the laborious task of fixing up the main building on her property, Myers spent the early months of the year reaching out to local farmers and other small business owners to gauge their interest in supporting her “Know Your Roots” concept. She quickly discovered “this could really happen,” she said. “There are so many people who are passionate about what they do.” So far, Myers has made agreements with 42 area vendors to supply Old Saratoga Mercantile. Her Internet blog ( lists such notable names as Cake by Alissa, Noelle Jackson Soaps, Hand

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Melon Farm, Earthly Remedies by Erin, Argyle Cheese Farmer, Grillo Essentials, Saratoga Spicery, Parvisani and many more. Old Saratoga Mercantile’s beef products are delivered by a Schoharie County farm, and

Myers said she recently contacted a Fort Ann business to supply kombucha tea. Myers also stays true to her rural roots in Lewis County, New York, near Watertown. Yancey’s Sugarbush, a fifthgeneration family of syrup producers, regularly delivers glass jugs of tasty maple syrup adorned with Old Saratoga Mercantile labels. “I want people to think of me as their local grocery store,” Myers says. She does carry a number of products from reputable national companies, such as Equal Exchange teas and Dr. Bronner’s hemp soaps, house cleaner and toothpaste. She also offers healthy snack and beverage items and “touristy” merchandise that may appeal to bicycle riders and passersby on that stretch of Route 29 west of Schuylerville. Myers said customers, indicating the potential popularity of her type of stock, already have purchased every different item in the store. “I know what kind of store I want to go into,” she concluded about the whole concept. “I want you to know the face. You’re buying it from your neighbor.”

Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

Patient Experience Project Hires Pharma Expert

Paul Ivsin. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Paul Ivsin has joined the Patient Experience Project (PEP) as the managing director of clinical trial strategy and patient recruitment. In this position, Ivsin oversees PEP trials, clinical trial recruitment and retention service, providing strategic oversight and day-to-day management of these efforts. Ivsin has more than 15 years of experience in pharmaceutical clinical trial recruitment, patient engagement, and analytics. Most recently, he was an independent consultant for medical advertising agencies, including PEP. Previously, he worked at IMS Health, a global information and technology services company, where he led new product

development for clinical recruitment as well as feasibility data products and services. Earlier in his career, Ivsin cofounded CMJ Solutions, Inc., a company that provided online database solutions for clinical trial enrollment tracking and campaign performance measurement. Ivsin is the author of several articles and blogs about clinical trials. His work has been published in such trade publications as Applied Clinical Trials, Clinical Informatics News, and Eye for Pharma. For more information, visit the website

Adirondack Trust Announces Fall Fundraiser SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Oct. 1, the Adirondack Trust Company (ATC) Community Fund launched its fifth Autumn of Giving Match Campaign. It brings together Adirondack Trust officials, community-minded individuals and businesses to raise donations to benefit the fund’s charitable Lend-A-Hand Grant Program. The campaign’s goal is to raise a minimum of $50,000 in donations from the community, similar to the results of last year’s match campaign. Contributions are derived from donations; fundraising initiatives sponsored by generous local business partners;

BUSINESS BRIEFS 15 and sponsorship or ticket sales for the signature event, An Evening of Autumn of Giving, which will be held at Longfellow’s on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The Adirondack Trust Co. will match all money raised during the month of October. The 2017 goal is to build on last year’s success by continuing to increase public awareness and philanthropic support of the ATC Community Fund. The fund’s mission is to build a strong, enduring source of financial support for local nonprofits. Over the past six years, the Community Fund has provided in excess of $193,000 for 101 Lend-A-Hand Grants to nonprofit charities in Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties. The grants span areas such as arts, agriculture, education, and health and human services, supporting charitable work that makes a significant contribution to regional quality of life. Online Donations can be made by using the Donate Now button on the ATC Community Fund’s website: or the Make the Match tab on ATC Community Fund’s Facebook page: Facebook. com/Adirondack TrustCommunityFund. Donations also can be mailed to: ATC Community Fund, Attn: Kimberly Gallo, 31 Church St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Local businesses and media partners are participating in the

2017 Autumn of Giving Match Campaign by offering special promotions to the public that generate a donation to the ATC General Community Fund. A calendar can be found at Tickets to the event, An Evening of Autumn of Giving, on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Longfellows Restaurant, can be purchased at

Supervisors on Nov. 21. Grant applications can be downloaded online at Previous grant awards can also be reviewed on the website.

Limoncello Goes Seasonal

Saratoga Casino Hotel Grant Deadline SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Casino Hotel Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for the 2017 cycle. The foundation exists to support charitable and public benefit organizations whose mission is the betterment of quality of life, health and welfare of Saratoga County residents. To qualify for a grant, the Internal Revenue Service must classify organizations as not-forprofit. Applicant organizations must carry out services and activities that benefit the residents of Saratoga County. Activities are given priority if they address problem gambling or support youth, senior citizens, recreation, arts and community benefit. The deadline for grant request filings is Oct. 17. The foundation board will act on the grant applications by Nov. 13. Awards will be distributed at the regular meeting of the Saratoga County Board of

Nancy and Giancarlo Balestra. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Limoncello Ristorante, a traditionally year-round business located at 1 Ballston Avenue, will now be open from April to October. The change will take effect on Oct. 8 and the restaurant will re-open in mid-April, 2018. After a successful summer season, owners Nancy and Giancarlo Balestra announced that have decided to semiretire and open their restaurant seasonally going forward.



Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

Saratoga Springs Ballston Spa Terrorist Threat Community Spirit Week by Lori Mahan and Tom Dimopolous Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — A 16-year-old student who allegedly “posted a story on SnapChat about shooting up the school,” according to court documents, was charged Friday with making a terroristic threat. Julius Cucinella, age 16, was charged with the felony after city police were made aware Friday morning of a threat posted on the social media network, SnapChat. The social media post caused the school district to be alarmed and fear for the safety of its students and staff, according to court records. According to a statement issued by police, a school resource officer assigned to the high school initiated an investigation and was able to identify Cucinella as the source of the post. The investigation into the post did not indicate anyone else being involved in the threat. The student was arraigned and released on $500 cash bail and is scheduled to return to court Oct. 3. The terroristic threat charge went on the books shortly after

the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, with a sentence range of 2 to 7 years in prison. The first known person to have been charged with making such a threat locally was a 42-yearold Skidmore College graduate who in May 2007 telephoned the college’s Alumni Welcome Center and left a threatening message on the answering machine stating that he was coming to the campus with his M-16 rifle to cause harm. Cucinella was supposed to be sentenced on Tuesday, Oct. 3 but the case was adjourned at the attorney’s request. No return date has been specified yet. The school did release a statement. “The incident in question was dealt with immediately in conjunction with the Saratoga Spring Police Department and we continue to work together to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Confidentiality laws prevent us from commenting on the specifics of student discipline issues. However, we take incidents of this nature seriously, as student safety is our primary focus,” said Maura Manny, Director of Community Outreach and Communications.

Last years’ Community Spirit Parade. Photo by Stuart Williams.

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa Central School District and local community has combined forces to celebrate the school and community during the district’s annual Community Spirit Week, taking place Oct. 6

through Oct. 14. During this celebration, the high school students will be hosting a powder puff football game and pep rally on Wednesday, Oct. 10 starting at 7:00 p.m. There will be a community spirit parade on Friday, Oct. 10 at 6:00 p.m. with the Homecoming football game to follow immediately at 7:00 p.m. The Homecoming game will be versus Niskayuna

High School. On Saturday, Oct. 11 the Homecoming dance will take place. Spirit Week consists of various themes and activities for each day of the week starting with Friday being Freedom Friday, Tie-Dye Tuesday, Twin Day Wednesday, Class Shirt Thursday, and School Spirit Friday. Ballston Spa students and clubs will also participate in the annual painting of local businesses windows throughout the village. Students will paint the windows purple and gold spirit week themes. The elementary and middle schools in the district will also be participating in various events throughout the week as well. All in the area are invited to participate in Spirit Week and the Community Spirit Parade, the theme of which this year is “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss. The parade is a collaboration between the Mayor and Village of Ballston Spa, the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, the Ballston Spa High School Student Council, and several interested community members. Contact Stuart Williams at for more information.

Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

SFIL Presents “Celebrate. Innovate. Educate.” Reception on Oct. 19 SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Foundation for Innovative Learning (SFIL) will be hosting a dinner reception on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Prime at Saratoga National. This reception will include dinner, a showcase of grants that have been awarded this past year, and a musical performance by Saratoga Springs CSD students. Tickets are $100 and are available for purchase until Oct. 10.

Anti-Bullying and Bystander Empowerment Program at Saratoga CSD SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Sweethearts and Heroes will present a program on anti-bullying and bystander empowerment at 6:30 p.m. at the Geyser Road Elementary School.

Saratoga Springs Homecoming Block Party SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Friday, Oct. 6 the Saratoga Springs City School District will be holding their first annual Homecoming Block Party from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Saratoga High School in the bus loop located at the entrance of the school. This event has been organized by the student council students and will feature food truck, entertainment, games and more. This is a free event and tickets for food are available to purchase. The Homecoming Football game is that evening at 7 p.m.

Tractor Supply to Host 4-H Fundraiser SARATOGA SPRINGS — From Oct. 4-15, Tractor Supply customers will be able to purchase a $1 Paper Clover to assist 4-H students raising funds for local youth to attend 4-H development programs, camps, and leadership conferences throughout the country. “We created the Paper Clover fundraiser because we know how important local 4-H groups are to protecting a way of life that’s built around community and service,” Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply Company said.

Ball in the House Saratoga CSD Performance SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Friday, Oct. 6 at the Maple Avenue Middle School Auditorium from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. the acapella group Ball in the House in honor of their week long Arts in Education Celebration. This group performs R & B, soul, and pop music while also performing classics and new hits.

World of Learning Preschool Openings SARATOGA SPRINGS — The WSWHE BOCES Early Childhood Education Department are currently accepting applications for children three to four years old to enroll in their yearly, student run preschool learning lab. The program runs October through May and is free of charge. For more information, contact Maribeth Macica at 518-581-3743.

Saratoga Springs Veteran Tax Break SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs 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.

EDUCATION BRIEFS “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 adhoc 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 and the outcome was to schedule a public hearing for Tuesday, Oct. 10. “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. Saratoga Springs CSD held a public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Geyser Road Elementary School. “Under the Veteran’s Tax Exemption,” the school’s statement explained, “the tax levy (total amount of taxes) collected from all residents by the school district does not change, but rather causes a shift in taxes. Qualifying veterans applying for the exemptions would have their school taxes lowered, while nonqualifying taxpayers and those not applying for the exemption would experience an increase. The size of the increase varies based on a property owner’s assessment and the municipality in which the property is located.” The community is invited to attend this hearing and provide input and ask questions.

17 MBPA Donates $4K to Ballston Spa’s Partnership Fund

BALLSTON SPA — The Malta Business and Professional Association (MBPA) hosted its’ ninth annual Taste of Malta and Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART In Malta. A variety of restaurants served samples to over 200 attendees. For the past seven years, the MBPA donated event proceeds to the Ballston Spa School District.

SEDC’s Career Jam SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga-Warren-Washington Workforce Development Board, in conjunction with The Washington-SaratogaWa r r e n - H a m i l t o n - E s s e x (WSWHE) BOCES and the Saratoga County Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) are presenting the region’s inaugural Career Jam on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

“Career Jam is a one day hands-on career exploration event for eighth and ninth grade students in our area,” according to the SEDC statement. These Clusters are: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, A/V Technology and Communications; Business, Management, and Administration; Education and Training; Finance; Government and Public Administration; Health Sciences; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; Manufacturing; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. This event will take place in the TEC-SMART building, which is on Hermes Road in Malta. If you are a business or students interested in learning more about Career Jam, visit www.


Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

Voted Best of the Best Showcase of Homes All photos provided by Randall Perry Photography.

CLASSIC HOMES CATEGORY Landscaping McPadden Builders Brookside Nursery – Ian Murray Workmanship McPadden Builders Best Master Bath McPadden Builders Exterior Design Bella Home Builders – 3 Rolling Green

Classic Home - McPadden Builders - Landscape - Brookside Nursery – Ian Murray.

Interior Decorating McPadden Builders Bennington Furniture Design Team Andrea Chenier, Kaitlynn Johnson & Jeff Ture Best Kitchen McPadden Builders Curtis Lumber – Heather Bodnaryk Interior Floor Plan Whitbeck Construction

Classic Home - Bella Home Builders – 3 Rolling Green – Exterior.

Classic Home - McPadden Builders - Master Bath.

Classic Home - McPadden Builders – Best Kitchen - Curtis Lumber – Heather Bodnaryk.

Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017


Voted Best of the Best Showcase of Homes CLASSIC HOMES BEST OF THE BEST VENDORS McPadden Builders, LLC Allerdice Glass, Appolo Heating, AW Hamel Stairs, Bennington Furniture, Best Tile, BLD Contracting Corp, Bonded Concrete, Bradt Flooring Company, Brookside Nursery, Brown and Brown, Care Clean, Complete Construction, Concrete Technologies, Curtis Lumber, Energy Guard Insulation, Flooring America, Granite and Marble Works, Hamilton Plumbing, Jim Cox, Attorney, JM Laurent, Contractor, Lill Overhead Doors, M & R Drywall, Marcella’s Appliance Center, Northeast Seamless Gutters, Pallette Concrete, Powers Construction, Precision Glass, Rainbow Lawn Sprinklers, Roohan Realty, Ross Concrete, RWC Insurance, Saratoga National Bank, Security Supply, Sheridan Painting, The Night Stone Mason, The Tile Man, Thompson and Fleming Surveying, Tim McLaughlin, Architect, VR Electric, W.J. Morris Excavating, Wolberg Electrical Bella Home Builders, Inc. AJ Masonry, Albany Marble/Hudson, Albany Mechanical, Andy’s Plumbing, AW Hamel Stairs, Best Fire Hearth & Patio, Bonded Concrete, Builder’s Kitchens, Capital District Stairs, Curtis Lumber, D & T Electric, Floor Master/Carpet One, Hamilton Plumbing, J.B. Asphalt Paving, Marcella’s Appliances, North Valley Construction, PLP Development, Rosick Well Drilling, Saratoga Masonry, Security Supply, Specialized Sheet Metal Equip, Valley Mosaic Tile, William J. O’Rourke Inc., Wolberg Electric, Zarrillo’s Custom Kitchens Whitbeck Construction Allerdice, Curtis Lumber, Capital Supply, F.W. Web, Security Supply, Sherwin Williams, Specialized Sheet Metal, Stonebridge Steel, Trustco Bank, Wayfair Bed & Bath

Classic Home - McPadden Builders – Interior Decorating - Bennington Furniture Design Team - Andrea Chenier, Kaitlynn Johnson & Jeff Ture.


Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

Voted Best of the Best Showcase of Homes EXECUTIVE HOMES CATEGORY Landscaping Bella Home Builders – 20 Rolling Green GSL Landscaping & Nursery – Matt Baker

Workmanship Bonacio Construction – The Spencer

Best Master Bath Bonacio Construction – The Spencer

Executive Home - Bella Home Builders – 20 Rolling Green - Landscaping - GSL Landscaping & Nursery – Matt Baker

Exterior Design Bonacio Construction – The Spencer

Interior Decorating Bonacio Construction – Pine Brook Landing Finishing Touches Home Décor - Shelly Walker

Best Kitchen Bonacio Construction – Pine Brook Landing Curtis Lumber – Jay Legere Interior Floor Plan Bonacio Construction – The Spencer Executive Home - Bonacio Construction – The Spencer - Master Bath

Bonacio Construction - The Spencer - Exterior Design


Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

Voted Best of the Best Showcase of Homes EXECUTIVE HOMES BEST OF THE BEST VENDORS Bella Home Builders, Inc. AJ Masonry, Albany Marble/ Hudson, Albany Mechanical, Andy’s Plumbing, AW Hamel Stairs, Best Fire Hearth & Patio, Bonded Concrete, Builder’s Kitchens, Capital District Stairs, Curtis Lumber, D & T Electric, Floor Master/Carpet One, Hamilton Plumbing, J.B. Asphalt Paving, Marcella’s Appliances, North Valley Construction, PLP Development, Rosick Well Drilling, Saratoga Masonry, Security Supply, Specialized Sheet Metal Equip, Valley Mosaic Tile, William J. O’Rourke Inc., Wolberg Electric, Zarrillo’s Custom Kitchens Bonacio Construction – Spencer ACW Family Builders, AJS Masonry, Albany Mechanical, Allerdice Glass & Door, Allerdice/ True Value, Architectural Glass & Mirror, B & B Plumbing & Heating, Best Tile-Saratoga, Bonacio Metal Shop, C and D Painting LLC, California Closets, Central NY Electrical Co., Commercial Paving, Crawford Window & Door, Curtis Lumber Co., DeBrino, Dyer Works, Ed Herrington, Inc., European Stucco, Freeberns Trim Works, Holland Property Management, John D Marcella, JWC Custom Home Builder, The Mantel Shoppe, McKenzie Drywall, Inc., ML Site Development, Northeast Commercial Interior, Northeast Spray Foam, Northwoods Concrete, OHD – GF, Peak Environmental Concepts, Pinnacle Roofing, Precision Glass, Saratoga Fireplace & Stove, Schindler Elevator, Sherman Tile, Signature Cabinet Group, SRI Fire Sprinkler Bonacio Construction – Pine Brook Landing Albany Mechanical Services, AW Hamel Stairs, Best Fire, Inc., Capital Plumbing & Heating, Crawford Doors & Windows, Curtis Lumber, Erie Materials, Empire State Tile, LLC, ITZ Security Inc., John D Marcella’s Appliances, Lill Overhead Doors, Security Supply, Sheft Electric, LLC, Town & Country Painting

Executive Home - Bonacio Construction – Pine Brook Landing - Best Kitchen - Curtis Lumber – Jay Legere

Executive Home - Bonacio Construction – Pine Brook Landing - Interior Decorating - Finishing Touches Home Décor - Shelly Walker


Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

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Interior Floor Plan Bella Home Builders – Cedar Bluff

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When You Think Home – Think Habitat others, a piece has the story of where it’s been. Slipped behind the drawers of a dressmaker’s cabinet, Burd was delighted to discover antique photos. “People sweated, and worked for, these things in their life, and now they’re here. It really gives it that personal connection,” he said.

by Megin Potter for Saratoga TODAY MOREAU — We all deserve to have a place to call home. So many however, are hopping from couch to couch because they don’t have an affordable place to live. “There’s poverty everywhere – here, it’s hidden. There’s a very quiet homeless population here and a very real need within our community to fill a void that’s there,” said Chris Burd. A resident in the region since 2006, this past July, Burd began working with the Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties to open and manage their newest ReStore on Route 9 in Moreau. An official ribbon cutting celebration was held on October 2, to coincide with the United Nations designated World Habitat Day. Defining Home “We need to be aware of everyone’s habitat in the world. To me, the definition of habitat is security,” said Burd. In a filled-to-overflowing,

Chris Burd, ReStore Manager.

yet easily shoppable, 7,000 square feet, ReStore helps provide it. “There is everything to build, outfit, and decorate a house,” he said. The main retail space exhibits large items such as sofas, chairs, dressers, lamp fixtures, and wall décor. Walking up small ramps through the brightly painted doorways, you’ll discover multiple side rooms with a variety of appliances. Building supplies, doors, windows, and carpeting is for sale in the back of the building. Two outdoor tents are currently being used as additional display space, as well. Right Nice Comments such as “Oh, look!”, “I love that!”, and “It’s a good price – it’s just right,” can be heard as the excited crowd shuffles through, shopping the new and gently used items of assorted brands and styles.

“I just happen to be here and I thought, ‘I’m going to stop by’,” said Pat Pimentel. A Saratoga resident, she said she loves the Restore in Albany, and wanted to check out what this new location had to offer. The consistently changing stock is one of the most appealing aspects of the thrift store experience. “It’s high energy, high volume, and high stress, but it’s a lot of fun,” said Burd. Working as a driver with Habitat for just a month, S.G. Johnson said he’s already moved a lot of inventory, and likes that he can use his experience to help others. The proceeds from ReStore sales are used by Habitat to build affordable homes in the region. Value Added Before going to your home, and helping to build homes for

This is the heart of ReStore. “When you think home – think Habitat. Everyone deserves a good place to live,” said Burd. ReStore is open ThursdaySaturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1373 Route 9, in Moreau. For more information go to http://www.

28 BALLSTON SPA 139 Goode St., $169,900. William Plaus (by Exec) sold property to Robert and Dawn Serafini. 197 Lake Rd., $990,000. Rosemary Katz sold property to Eric and Megan McMahon. 293 Middleline Rd., $380,000. Insource East Properties Inc. sold property to James Metz.

PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS 115 Hop City Rd., $300,000. Jeffrey and Lisa Delano sold property to Russell and Sarah Adkins. 81 McLean St., $169,900. George and Sandra Stanislowsky sold property to Alana Traver. 104-105 Seelye Dr., $276,000. Charles Schult sold property to TM Brewster LLC.


property to Sarah Roehr. 21 Evergreen Ave., $280,100. Mary and Pat Harper sold property to Boh Terng and Yun Zhao. 3 Crossing Blvd., $12,730,000. TST Albany Mob LLC sold property to Medproperties Albany LLC. 12 Stockton Court, $185,000. Chemung Canal Trust Company sold property to William Hamel.

319 Kingsley Rd., $234,500. Michael and Julie Kinsella sold property to Megan Boyak.

29 Plaid Place, $231,000. William and Nancy Vanwinkle (by Atty) sold property to Edwin Lee.

1759 Route 9, $3,000,000. Ostoja Vucetic sold property to Amedore Golfpark LLC.

78 Lancaster Court, $281,085. JKM Builders LLC sold property to Rosemarie and Michael Falkenburgh.

17 Blue Spruce Lane, $284,000. Michael and Arin Damelio sold property to Hone Safier.

11 Garnsey Rd., $337,500. Karl and Joann Ives sold property to Pedro Flores and Renee Krug.

5 Eagles Glen, $354,000. Justin Linnan sold property to Qin Zhong and Jian Gao.

3 Newburry Court, $310,000. Francis and Loris Martin (CoTrustees) sold property to John S Novak and Barbara A Novak Family Trust.

4 Lancaster Court, $371,000. Stanislov and Tatiana Solovieva sold property to Yusheng Bian. 146 Round Lake Rd., $240,000. Christopher Wills sold property to Laura Dwyer. 40 Beacon St., $269,900. Tia Tucciarone sold property to Maureen Moffett.

Dynamic Financial Enterprises LLC, Constance Morre (Ind and as Trustee) and Dwight Hayes (as Trustee) sold property to Jin Chen and Xin Zhu. 27 Westchester Dr., $185,500. Gary and Rosemary Baum sold

16 Carriage Rd., $145,910. Johnathan Phoummany sold property to US Bank National Association (as Trustee). 5 Stratford Court, $352,000. Faris

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and Bernadette Bazzari sold property to Paul and Jennifer Duval.

29 Pine St., $104,856. Rose Farr sold property to US Bank Trust (as Trustee).

49 Redfield Park, $380,000. Daniel and Jeanne Cornell (CoTrustees) sold property to Keiko and Shiniciro Kakita.

23 Walnut St., $165,000. John and Erika Coltrain sold property to Gary and Susan Horwedel.

8 Wall St., Unit 313, $194,900. Clifton Park Senior Living LLC sold property to John and Marilyn Fuhr. 109 Tallow Wood Dr., $180,000. Nicholina Akello and Zeverin Emagalit sold property to Yuwen Wang and Wei Shi. 36 Heritage Pointe Dr., $473,006. Heritage Builders Group LLC sold property to Minh Nguyen.

CORINTH 315 Center St., $70,000. US Bank Trust (as Trustee by Atty) sold property to Cory and Debra Palmatier. 400 Oak St., $100,000. Robert Palmer sold property to Bent Bar LLC.

20 West Mechanic St., $123,000. Sharon West sold property to Wendy Taylor. 220 Ash St., $113,500. Audre Jones (by Exec) sold property to John Devine and Joanne Lanne. 701 County Route 25, $185,400. Michael and Serita Clark sold property to Samantha Bornitzke.

GREENFIELD 2004 Route 9N, $52,500. Karl Wendell, Jr. sold property to Michael Chandler. 99 Hyspot Rd., $1,300,000. John and Rose Brennan sold property to Kevin and Claudia (CoTrustees). 25 Lady Slipper Lane, $90,000. Toni Lindstead sold property to Samuel and Ashley Ellis.

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19 Lester Lane, $340,000. Dawn and Charles Slye, Jr. sold property to Joseph and Kaley Russell.

89 Deer Run Dr., $161,500. Mark Hillman and Jeffrey and Dorothy Balancio sold property to Stephen Dautel.

24 Old Stone Bridge Rd., $1,675,000. Dean and Karen Little and Middlegrove LLC sold property to Rocco and Margaret DiBianco.

27 Red Oak Lane, $184,900. Samuelo Capuano, Sr. sold property to Kathy Lynch.

MALTA 17 Wake Robin Rd., $152,875. Jon and Juliette DeTemple sold property to Ashlee Lasher. 58 Vettura Ct., $80,000. Lecmor Resdiential LLC sold property to DeGraff Bloom Custom Builders Inc.

12 South St., $102,500. Francis and Robert Richard sold property to Audra Bennett and Philip DeFiglio. 92 Deer Run Dr., $150,000. Robert Klug, Jr. sold property to Benjamin and Justina Norero. 292 Meadowlark Dr., $272,000. Terry and Christine Henry sold property to Cody Arisumi.

59 Wake Robin Rd., $100,000. Iris Millett sold property to Scott Roberts.

6 Pleasant St., $390,773. Matthew and Jessica Dana sold property to Mark Murray.

4 Wooden Court, $336,405. Michaels Group Homes LLC sold property to Edmund Rohrmeier and Amanda Litwin.

48A Union St., $22,500. Tanya Warren sold property to Schuyler LLC.

4146 Silver Beach Rd., $103,000. Robert and Renee DeCelle sold property to Kevin and Allison Manz. 14 Glade Mallow Rd., $252,000. Kirk and Mary Ann Halstead sold property to Lizabeth Cole. 8 Lake Ridge Dr., $411,000. James and Nickilina Moryl sold property to Wei Shi and Yuwen Wang. 61 Wineberry Lane, $257,500. Robert and Christine Maloy sold property to Michael and Judith VanPatten. 62 Admirals Way, $542,418. Malta Land Company sold property to Jeffrey Hardwick and Michelle Gifford. 1164 Laurel Lane, $236,500. Solomon Makwara sold property to American International Relocation Solutions LLC. 1164 Laurel Lane, $236,500. American International Relocation Solutions LLC sold property to Rebecca Paskewich. 109 Thimbleberry Rd., $192,000. Jillian Petercsak sold property to Tia Tucciarone.

MILTON 216 Whitetail Court, $179,000. Eric Kurpiel sold property to Emily Kenna.

31 Icabod Lane, $325,000. Rebecca and Daniel McGinnis, Jr. sold property to Nicholas and Jennifer Breitzka.

SARATOGA SPRINGS 3 Inlander Rd., $400,000. Ethel Laforge (as Trustee) and Jane Schwerd (as Trustee) sold property to Mariesa Coppola.

Withey sold property to Inmywheel House LLC. 52 Wagon Wheel Trail, $244,000. Bruce and Lynn Mervine sold property to Phil and Catherine Pandori. 421 Church St., $439,000. James and Taryn Manuele sold property to Thomas Haley. 11 Myrtle St., $335,000. Brian and Dena Wagner (by Atty) sold property to Steven and Meghan Nieminski. 54 Oak St., $190,000. Joann Augustine sold property to Nicholas McGrady. 4 Pearl St., $345,000. Gary and Dianne Zatkovich (CoTrustees) sold property to Nancy Sciocchetti and Emma Sciocchetti-Townsend. 30 Whistler Court, Unit 212, $355,000. Judith and Roger Goodman (Co-Trustees) sold property to Arlene and Robert Connolly. 3 Locust Grove Rd., $508,000. US Bank Trust (as Trustee by Atty) sold property to Christopher Emdin and Ebone BrownEmdin.


97 East Ave., Unit 201, $299,500. Excelsior East LLC sold property to Michele Morris.

1 Native Dancer Lane, $355,000. Michael Pierotti sold property to Celbianca Flores and Christopher Nash.

30 Whistler Court, Unit 231, $620,500. Kent and Ilene Friedman sold property to US Bank National Association (as Trustee).

45 Lakepoint Way, Lot 47, $348,069. Mason Street LLC sold property to Gina Longo (as Trustee).

9 King Arthur Court South, $345,000. Andrew Pemrick and Trisha Pravata sold property to Thomas and Christine Blanch. 47 Court St., $505,000. Heather Rodabaugh sold property to Edward and Lisa Rovetto. 18 Division St., $419,000. Harold Gordon and Donna

1093 Hudson Ave., $200,610. David and Kristen Reaume sold property to Jason Mastropietro. Gronczniak Rd., Rear, $5000. Edwrad Gemmiti sold property to Paul, Andrea and Scott Willson. 321 NYS Route 67, $50,000. John and Theresa Fiorino sold property to Bruce Tanski.

656 NYS Route 9P, $237,000. Nancy Baker sold property to Camila Zubieta

WILTON 4 Sydney Hill Rd., $562,000. Paul and Donna Picard sold property to Viane Lizza. 222 North Rd., $60,000. Samuel and Viola Wahnon sold property to Benjamin and Elizabeth Ladd. 2 Rolling Green Dr., $100,000. Goodhue Wilton Properties Inc. sold property to Seth and Tanika Warden. 17 Saw Mill Court, $438,255. Smith Bridge LLC sold property to Jonathan and Patricia Becker. 6 Paddington Dr., $600,000. William and Susan Jeffreys sold property to Pamela Byrne.

29 18 Killarney Court, $384,000. Robert and Arlene Connolly sold property to Judith and Roger Goodman (CoTrustees). 44 Whirlaway Blvd., $63,336. Michael and Sandra Coon sold property to Sandra Coon. 8 Woodlake Dr., $165,000. Bank of New York Mellon (as Trustee by Atty) sold property to Rehab A Home LLC. 6 Eighteenth Pass, $50,000. George Arakelian and Michael Dennis (by Exec) sold property to CGM Construction Inc. 6 Eighteenth Pass, $478,500. CGM Construction Inc. sold property to Richard and Jill Boehler.


Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

A Show of Autumn

by Peter Bowden for Saratoga TODAY There’s no place on earth that provides a show of autumn awesomeness better than the northeastern United States. We have the good fortune to be right in the middle of three areas well known for fine foliar flourishes. New England, the Adirondack Mountains and the Hudson Valley are all destinations sought out by leaf peepers from across the country. We love to visit those areas but really, all we need to do is wait for the color to move south into our own neighborhoods. So why do we have this grand show at the end of the growing season? Where do all these colors come from? For the most part, they were already there in the leaves but we couldn’t see them. While the leaves are growing, the elements that show themselves in fall are masked by the green chlorophyll that converts sunlight into food and energy for the tree. When the days get short enough the tree stops creating chlorophyll, and as the green fades, the underlying color of the leaf finally gets a chance to strut its stuff. Different types of trees turn different colors in fall. Each tree has a signature color because different elements are revealed when the green fades. These

unique color combinations come from two basic elements. Carotenoids are responsible for all the yellow and orange foliage we see. As the name suggests, carotenoids are also what makes carrots orange. Carotenoids also color egg yolks, bananas, corn, buttercups and canaries. Carotenoids color maples, ash, hickory, birch, shadblow and many other trees that display yellow in fall. Anthocyanins can claim credit for most of the red and purple. Unlike carotenoids, anthocyanins are produced in the leaves right at the end of the leaf ’s life cycle. Anthocyanins are what give color to blueberries, strawberries, cherries and many other red fruits. In fall, anthocyanins tint oaks, some maples, dogwood and others. Trees will often have both carotenoids and anthocyanins present in their leaves and will display stunning combinations of color. Of course along with the show comes the annual chore of raking leaves. When you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the chore, remember what a miracle these fallen leaves are. Think about it. Here you have all this material that the trees pulled from deep in the earth and used to create leaves. The elements found in the leaves have been mined and refined by the trees using energy from sunlight gathered by the leaves. Now all these elements have been deposited on the surface where they break down for topsoil, the topsoil we need to grow our food. Without topsoil there is no food. Because our viewpoint is so limited, (after all we only live for a mere 80-90 years if we’re lucky) it’s easy to overlook this miraculous process. Thanks for the read.



Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

Cultivate your Sensual Side with Garlic Creamy Roasted Garlic Potato Soup Ingredients

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by Himanee Gupta-Carlson

for Saratoga TODAY Now that the stars of summer – tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants – are starting to exit the Saratoga Farmers’ Market stalls, it’s time to turn attention to one of our area’s more sensually spicy offerings: garlic. Garlic is typically planted in mid-October after some frosts but before the ground has frozen. It appears in mid-spring as an early green garlic, in early summer as scapes, and in July as bulbs encased in papery outer skins. Underneath those layers are cloves that mellow as the months pass into a warm, rich seasoning for soups, casseroles, roasts, and veggie sides. Garlic is available through late winter. It is also among the area’s easier crops to grow. If you’d like to try your hand at doing so, now is the time to start. As you visit the Saratoga Farmers’ Market through October, buy some bulbs to eat and additional ones to plant. At home, gently break your bulbs apart, separating the cloves. Choose the biggest cloves to plant and eat the rest. Create a space in your garden where you can plant your cloves two to three inches deep, about eight to 12 inches apart. Place the cloves in the ground, bottom ends down, and cover them with soil. Then, cover these cloves with a thick layer of straw, hay, or even leaves to overwinter. As the snow melts in late March or April, you should start to see green tips poking through the mulch. Pull the mulch off, and watch your garlic grow. Through April, May and June, stalks will form and

Roasted Garlic: Preheat oven to 375. Chop off the top portion of the garlic 1 tablespoon olive head to reveal cloves. oil* Lightly rub back and forth to remove paper and 1 tablespoon unsalted butter* peel any excess paper off. Pour about a teaspoon of olive oil on top the garlic 1 yellow onion, cloves and let soak for 10 diced* minutes. Cover with foil and 3 pounds potatoes, roast in a baking dish peeled and for 45 minutes, or until chopped* golden brown. To eat or add to recipe: let cool, then squeeze from the 4 to 5 cups chicken bottom of the garlic head or vegetable to remove caramelized stock cloves. Garlic Potato Soup: Heat 2 bulbs roasted a large stock pot over garlic* medium heat and add olive oil and butter. Once 1/3 cup cream* melted, stir in the onion with a pinch of salt and 1/4 teaspoon salt cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the 1/4 teaspoon pepper potatoes and enough stock to cover the potatoes – starting with 4 cups and use more if needed. Bring the mixture Adapted from recipe to a simmer. Cover and by Jessica Merchant of cook until the potatoes How Sweet Eats are tender and falling yield: SERVED ABOUT 4 apart, about 20 to 30 total time: 1 HOUR minutes. Turn off the heat. Carefully add the mixture to a blender. Squeeze out the roasted garlic cloves and add them to the blender too. Puree the soup until totally creamy and smooth. Pour the mixture back into the pot and heat over low heat. Add the cream, salt and pepper. Taste and season additionally with salt and pepper if needed. * Ingredients can be found at the market

High Rock Park

Garlic at Talmadge's Vegetables stand, photo courtesy of Pattie Garrett

Garlic harvest at Pleasant Valley Farm, photo courtesy of Pattie Garrett

start to thicken. These stalks and the immature bulb beneath the soil are edible as green garlic, a taste of what’s to come. Around mid-June, the winding, curvy tendrils known as scapes will start to appear on the plants. Cutting them off helps the bulbs grow. By July, the stalks will wither and turn brown. That’s the sign that your garlic is ready for harvesting. Use a garden spade or spoon to gently dig deep around the stalks to get to your bulbs.

Garlic Potato Soup by Pattie Garrett.

Farmers typically cure freshly harvested garlic in dry, airy spaces. After your harvest, go through your bulbs and save some cloves to plant for the next year. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is open Wednesdays 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at High Rock Park through October. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.



Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

Lovin’ Oatmeal

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY Hello My Foodie Friends! We’re baaack!!! Paula and I are settling into our new home at 33 Railroad Place and we are dedicating ourselves to a healthy start to our day with one of my favorite alltime comfort foods, Oatmeal! My love for oatmeal began as a child. Believe it or not, I loved eating oatmeal for breakfast as a child, (mom didn’t really give us a choice). I always had fun creating channels with the milk, the melting butter acting as lava, and sugar being the snow on my make-believe village within my oatmeal. Throughout the years, my morning ritual no longer gives me the time to play with my breakfast. However, I have been able to become creative with what goes in my oatmeal. If you are in an oatmeal slump – here are some

favorite toppings to try to help put some lovin’ back into your oatmeal. Fruits, mixed berries, almond butter, and nuts are standard items that have typically gone into oatmeal. Try new fruits such as figs (have more potassium than bananas), or passion fruits, mandarin oranges, grapes, and pomegranate seeds (loaded with antioxidants). Chocolate (yes!) is actually a great item to put in oatmeal. Dark chocolate is not only delicious but very healthy. Try vegetables (that’s right – vegetables) in your oatmeal. Grating carrots, zucchini, and eggplant and nutrition, fiber, and taste to your oatmeal. Spices such as ginger (has inflammatory properties), mint leaves, pistachios, and pumpkin seed puree’ are all wonderful additions to my morning favorite. When making oatmeal, one of my favorite vessels to cook it in is a 2 qt. Lagostina Martellata TriPly Copper sauce pan. Striking on any cook top, Lagostina Martellata Tri-Ply Copper cookware melds form and function to deliver exceptional cooking results thanks to a beautiful hammered copper exterior, thermally efficient aluminum core, and 18/10 stainless steel interior. This wonderful pan is made of durable tri-ply construction for lasting utility plus thermal efficiency courtesy of a heat radiating, encapsulated aluminum core It is

also made of a brushed 18/10 stainless steel interior that will not react with food and is ideal for searing. The outside of this pan is beautiful with a polished, hammered copper exterior look that is striking on a stovetop and enhances heat conductivity. The pan is compatible with most stove types, except induction and is oven safe up to 500 degrees F. The polished, snug-fitting stainless steel lids help prevent heat and moisture from escaping. The construction includes sturdy, riveted

cast stainless steel handles for confident handling and flared edges for dripless pouring. The overall components include: Copper, aluminum, and stainless steel. Be sure to hand wash this pan. It also includes a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty. This is a perfect pan to make your favorite oatmeal in. Breakfast is widely recognized as the most important meal of your day and oatmeal is a great way to keep your tummy feeling full and your body energized!

Also it can help lower your cholesterol! Compliments to the Chef is now OPEN in our new location of 33 Railroad Place, in between The Bow-Tie Theatre and Price Chopper! Also, we will be right next door to our new friends at Greenhouse Salad Company and No. 1 Nail & Spa in Saratoga Springs. So please keep in touch and stop by for a free espresso. Remember my Foodie Friends; “Life Happens in the Kitchen!” Take Care, John and Paula



Saratoga Children’s Theater Performs Sweeney Todd The Saratoga Children’s Theatre announces live performances of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (School Edition) at the Saratoga Music Hall, Saratoga Springs, on Friday, October 13 at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 15 at 2 p.m. This unique, minimalist approach will be performed in the round. Local teens, ranging in age from 13-18 will be starring in the musical which has been directed by Tim Antonacci along with music director Casey Gray. Music and lyrics by Stephan Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. All tickets are sold at the door. General admission, $12. Refreshments will be available. For more information, please visit the Saratoga Children’s Theatre website at or call 518-430-7423.

accepted and raffle proceeds will go to Extra Life to benefit the Bernard and Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children under 10 years old. Convention and game entry tickets are available at the door or can be pre-purchased at adirondacon.

Free Lunch The Malta Ridge United Methodist Church will hold its monthly free lunch on Saturday, October 14 at the church located at 729 Malta Avenue Extension, in Malta Ridge. Lunch will be served at no charge from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All are welcome. For additional information or directions please call the church at 518-581-0210.

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 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@verizon. net . 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.

Adirondacon Gamers who live near the lower Adirondack area have something to be very excited about: a new tabletop gaming convention by the name of Adirondacon is coming to the Glens Falls Elks Lodge, located at 32 Cronin Rd. in Queensbury, on Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Game enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels can gather at Adirondacon to play old favorites, learn new games, and help a worthy cause. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Lodge and Crescent Moon Catering. Vendor tables will sell Adirondacon and gaming-related merchandise. There will be door prizes, play-to-win games and a raffle to help the Adirondack Tabletop Gamers team reach their fundraising goal of $1,000. Donations will be

Low Vision Technology Fair The Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA) will be hosting their ninth annual Low Vision Technology Fair on October 17 at the Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair is free to the public. People with vision impairment as well as family members, caregivers, educators and healthcare professionals are encouraged to attend. The Lions Hearing Conservation Society will also be on hand to provide information about hearing screenings, hearing aids and device loaner programs as well as other related resources. Guest speaker ophthalmologists will be presenting on issues related to aging vision issues, eye health, diseases, research and treatments.

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 swept away. The event will be held at Congregation Shaara Tfille, located at 84 Weible Ave., Saratoga Springs, on October 17 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A catered lunch will follow. Please RSVP by October 11 to 518-5848730, ext. 4. All Saratoga area seniors 55 and older are invited. Annual Open House Saratoga Senior Center Meet the Staff and Instructors at the Saratoga Senior Center located at 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs, on Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. A One Day 2017 Membership Special - $10. Explore: Trips, classes and services available to adults age 50 and up. Learn about volunteer opportunities. Free and open to the public. Fall Vendor Show General Schuyler Rescue Squad is hosting its Fall Vendor Show on Saturday, October 21 from 10 4 p.m. Come out and support your local rescue squad located at 901 Route 29, Saratoga Springs. Over 35 vendors, refreshments, and raffles. For more information, call Pat at 518-338-2329. Halloween Party The American Legion Auxiliary is giving the village children a Halloween Party,Saturday, October 21 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.. It will be at the American Legion Henry Cornell Post 234, 23 Pleasant St., Ballston Spa. Come in costume and have some fun. Basket Party Fundraiser Nipper Knolls Equine Center, Inc. will host a “Basket Party” fundraiser on Saturday, October 21, at the Gansevoort Fire House, 1870 Route 32N, Gansevoort. Doors open at 11 a.m. with drawings starting at 2 p.m. For those not able to attend on Saturday, doors will be open on Friday, October 20 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. with the opportunity to purchase tickets and make selections. As an added incentive, for those purchasing at least two additional sets of tickets, will receive an additional set for free. Concessions will be available for purchase. In

Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017 addition to extraordinary baskets donated by over one-hundred generous businesses, there will be a silent auction featuring a hotair balloon ride, two tickets to a 2018 NY Mets game, and more. Everyone enjoys a little competition, and there will be a Heads or Tails game, in which the winner receives a flat screen television. There will also be a Spin to Win game where five lucky people will spin to win a prize valued at $150 or more. The Nipper Knolls Equine Center, Inc. is a 501(c) 3, nonprofit organization whose mission is to share the joys of horsemanship with children with special needs and military veterans. There are no administrative costs or salaries paid. This is a 100% volunteer organization. To make a donation of a basket or prize to this special event, contact Roxanne at or call 518-642-9453. To learn more about the program visit www.nipperknolls. com or nipperknolls. October Genealogy Conference Pamela Vittorio, popular genealogy lecturer and college professor, will be the speaker at the annual Heritage Hunters Genealogy Conference. It will be held on Saturday, October 21 at Saratoga Town Hall, located on the corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29, in Schuylerville. Pamela specializes in US and Canadian history/genealogy. Conference topics are Finding Your Loyalist Ancestors; Tracking Family Members in Ship Lists; Boatmen of the New York State Canals; and River Crossings: Northern NY and New England Ancestors in Eastern Ontario and Quebec. The day begins with registration and coffee at 8:45 a.m. and will conclude at 3:15 p.m. Registration is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Included is a hot lunch, breaks and exhibits. An option is offered for $45 that would include HH 20172018 membership at $15 and the Conference at $30. Register soon by calling 518-587-2978 or email: Haydn’s The Creation ` Thrill to the drama of a dynamic performance of Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation” with the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society. Haydn’s masterwork, a fundamental appeal for universal love and fellowship, will feature Alumni from the Opera Saratoga Young Artist Program

and the Oratorio Orchestra. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this glorious concert packed with talent. The performance is Sunday, October 22, 4 p.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Rd., Glenville. Tickets can be purchased at the Society’s website or at the door the day of the performance. Call 518-4164060 for more information. 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. 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 and 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 www. or call 518580-1810. Fundraiser for After the Fire “The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour” will perform at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs on Friday, November 3 at 8 p.m. Aaron David Ward, Tom Anzalone and Steven Rogers will provide the laughs at this fundraiser for After The Fire. For advance tickets at $15, contact Maureen Smith at 518-581-1823, or tickets will be available at the door for $20. Come and join us for an evening of fun, and to help support After The Fire.

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Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017 Falling Leaves 5K

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Friday, October 6 Third Annual Fall Festival West Mountain, 59 West Mountain Rd., Queensbury, 5 – 10 p.m. The Fall Festival will take place over the course of two weekends. Beginning Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, October 7, from 12-10 p.m. Sunday, October 8, from 12-5 p.m. Friday, October 14 from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, October 14 from 12-10 p.m. and Sunday, October 15 from 12-5 p.m. Admission for this event is free. For more information please visit www. or go to our Facebook page,

Saturday, October 7 Defensive Driving Class First Baptist Church, 45 Washington St., Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. New York State approved. Save 10 percent on your base auto insurance for the next three years and receive up to 4 points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. Fee $35.00. Bring a friend and fee is $30.00 each. A portion of the fee goes to First Baptist Church. Registration required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788.

Tree Toga 7 Stonequist Apartments, 1 S. Federal St., Saratoga Springs, 9:30 a.m. Volunteers will assemble for registration, training, site assignments, and camaraderie. At 10 a.m. to noon volunteers disperse to plant trees. At noon volunteers gather to celebrate and enjoy lunch hosted at Merry Monk on Henry Street. Walk-in volunteers are accepted, but pre-registration is extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. Register online, http:// treetoga7 or send an email to trees@

Kelley Park, Ralph St., Ballston Spa, 10 a.m. 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. A free Kids fun run will be held after the 5K. Stay for delicious baked goods and an opportunity to win gift certificates to local businesses for those who register. 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:// falling-leaves-5k-run.html.

Civil War Encampment U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site, 1000 Mt. McGregor Rd., Gansevoort, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 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 chil-dren 12 and under. Tours of the historic Grant Cottage will be ongoing and are included with ad-mission to the Encampment. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship đ&#x;˜Š Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort, 10 a.m. Registration 9:30-9:55 a.m. A volkswalk is a leisurely walk (typically 10k or 6.2 miles. A 3 mile route is also offered) through a scenic and/or historic area over a premarked trail. Information is available at or www.walkescv. org.

Fourth Annual Saratoga International Flavorfeast Downtown Saratoga Springs, Various locations, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy an International tasting experience. Sample international dishes from various participating restaurants in downtown Saratoga Springs for $1 a sample. Admission is free. For a list of participating

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12th Annual Memorial Walk Saratoga State Spa Park, Saratoga Springs, 1:15 p.m. Angel Names Association’s Memorial Walk is being held in recognition of National Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Awareness month. Registration begins at noon. The day includes children’s activities, light refreshments and prizes. Everyone welcomed. For additional information, visit www.angelnames. org, contact Michelle Mosca at or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook. com/angelnamesassociation/.

Concert by Parker Quartet Zankel Music Center, Skidmore Campus, Saratoga Springs, 8 p.m. $8 adults, $5 senior citizens and Skidmore community, free for students and children For ticket information call 518-5805321 or go to zankel

Sunday, October 8 Monthly Breakfast Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club,Route 32 south of the village of Victory, 8 – 11 a.m. Cost: Adult $8, Child $4. Everyone welcome.

15th Annual “The Way We Were� Car Show Front Str., Ballston Spa. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Front Street will be blocked off from Milton Ave. past the Old Iron Spring to accommodate car exhibits and vendors. Live music from Betsy & The ByeGons, a Kids’ Zone with bounce house and children’s activities, plus car related and other vendors. Food will be available throughout the show route from several restaurant and community organization. Brookside Museum will hold demos from local police and EMS on its lawn. Rain date for the event is the following Sunday, October 15. For more information or to register a car visit www.ballston. org.

Famous Chicken Dinner American Legion Henry Cornell Post 234, 23 Pleasant St., Ballston Spa, 11 a.m. Menu: 1/2 chicken, baked potato, corn on cob, coleslaw, dinner role w/butter. $10 per

dinner. All donations will contribute to future events hosted by Post 234 for active Military and Veterans throughout the community.

Craft and Vendor Fair Congregation Shaara Tfille, 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free Admission to peruse multiple vendors from LuLaRoe, Pampered Chef, It Works, Style Dots, SkinDeep Naturals, Jewel Scent, Usborne Books, Color Street,31, Pin Zebra and more. Please contact 518-584-2370 or for more information.

Monument Rededication Saratoga National Historical Park, 648 Route 32., Stillwater, Noon The Saratoga Ancient Order of Hibernians will rededicate the Timothy Murphy monument. The public is invited to attend.

Let Dogs be Dogs Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 5 p.m. Join us for a training technique demonstration and question and answer session with Brother Christopher of the Monks of New Skete as he shares from the new book, Let Dogs Be Dogs. As a community, the Monks of New Skete have been breeding, raising, and training dogs for more than 40 years. For more information visit

Monday, October 9 My Community: Saratoga Springs The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, 69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 1 – 4 p.m. Your camper will spend the afternoon exploring the neighborhood within and outside the museum. They will explore the history, the architecture and the culture of the neighborhood around the museum, and then come back to the museum to build models of some of the major buildings around the museum. Each workshop is $25 for members and $30 for future members. For more information visit www.

Tuesday, October 10 Multicultural Stories and Crafts Saratoga Springs Public Library, Crawshaw Story Room, 6:30 – 7 p.m. Participate in multicultural stories, folktales and crafts for children in grades K-2. Topics may include: African folktales and lion masks, Japanese folktales and fans, and Trickster tales and totem poles. For more information or other events visit

Wednesday, October 11 Baked Ham, Chicken Ala King & Biscuit Dinner Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elk Lane, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Donation Requested: $12 adults, $11. Seniors (62 years) and Military (Active or Retired) with ID Card, $8 Children 5-12. Children under 5 Free, $12 All Take-outs. Cash Bar Available. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

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

Thursday, October 12 Brown Bag Lunch Lecture H. Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs, Noon – 1 p.m. 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. 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. For more information, call 518-587-3241 or visit, www. or

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Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

Sustainable Saratoga Tree “Peter and The Starcatcher” to Open Planting Project on Saturday Home Made Theater’s 33rd Season SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, Sustainable Saratoga’s Urban Forestry Project will continue its biannual project with the planting of 26 young trees across the city. Initiated in 2014, this weekend’s event marks the 200th tree to be planted by the group. Plantings will include Kentucky Yellowwood, Honeylocust, Kentucky Coffee, White Oak, Red Oak, American Basswood and American Sycamore. Most of the Tree Toga plantings will be street trees in the city’s right-of-way, some in front of private homes, and some at institutional properties. Home owners can volunteer to be Tree Hosts, agreeing to water and nurture the street tree during the first two vulnerable years. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Tree Toga 7 volunteers will assemble at the Stonequist Apartments, 1 South Federal Street (off of West Circular St.) for registration, training, site assignments, and camaraderie, before dispersing to plant around 10 a.m. Following the planting session, volunteers are invited to enjoy lunch and

celebrate at Merry Monk on Henry Street. Volunteer planters are still needed and those interested can pre-register at According to the city’s 2013 Urban & Community Forest Master Plan (UCFMP), trees are one of the most cost-effective pieces in the city’s infrastructure. The plan cited research that documented that trees enhance retail and restaurant profitability, increase property values, save energy, improve air quality, slow climate change by storing carbon, reduce water pollution and water treatment costs, and enhance mental and physical health. Questions, suggestions, or inquiries about donating to the tree fund may be made at:

Molly & the Orphans, from “Peter and The Starcatcher,” which opens Oct. 14. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Home Made Theater opens their 33rd season with “Peter and the Starcatcher,” which runs weekends Oct. 14 - 29 at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Spa State Park. Written by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, with music by Wayne Barker, Peter and the Starcatcher is the grown-up’s prequel to Peter Pan. Stories of staying forever young and cultivating optimism have always filled mankind’s dreams. The Tony award-winning “Peter and the Starcatcher” up-ends the

century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up. The cast includes: Conrad T. Browne Lörcher as Black Stache, Nick Casey as Alf, Cameron Fredericksen as The Boy, Hollie Miller as Mrs. Bumbrake, Ian Politis as Capt. Bill Slank, John Sutliff as Lord Leonard Aster, and Shannon Thompson as Molly. Rounding out the cast are Grace Alberti, Max Beyer, Gabriella Boschetti, Sydney Davis, Brett Jordan, David Mancini, David Mann, Anthony Migliori, Heather Ritchie, and Kate Starczewski.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. An optional dinner package is available at Longfellows Restaurant prior to evening performances and following matinees for an additional $23 per person plus tax and gratuity. Tickets for the show are $29 and $26, and can be purchased online at the HMT web site, www.homemadetheater. org, in person during box office hours, or by calling HMT at 518-587-4427. Dinner reservations for Longfellows Restaurant should be made by calling HMT at 587-4427.

“Always… Patsy Cline” on stage at Cohoes Music Hall

Molly Rose McGrath and Benita Zahn star in a staged performance of “Always…Patsy Cline.” Photo provided.

COHOES — Benita Zahn and Molly Rose McGrath star in a musical play of Patsy Cline’s life, based on the true story of Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife and with a story taken right from their pen-pal correspondence.

“Always… Patsy Cline” features performances of songs “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces” and others, and runs through Oct. 15 at The Cohoes Music Hall, 58 Remsen St. Tickets are $24 (Adults) / $15 (Kids 12 & Under) and are

available in advance by calling 518-465-4663, or on the night of the show at the Cohoes Music Hall Box Office. For a complete listing of performance dates and times visit: events/detail/always-patsy-cline.

Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

Saratoga Springs: Magic and Loss SARATOGA SPRINGS — Local journalist and author Thomas Dimopoulos will lead a discussion, accompanied by images, about some of the more remarkable and lesser-known events that have occurred in the city’s recent past, and share stories – from the tragic to the humorous – about some everyday Saratogians who have experienced some extraordinary experiences. Noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, on Henry

Fundraiser Oct. 15 for Communities Affected by Hurricane SARATOGA SPRINGS — A fundraiser will be staged Oct. 15 at The Inn at Saratoga to raise money and awareness for communities affected by two recent category 5 hurricanes in the Virgin Islands, where The Inn at Saratoga has a sister hotel.

Street. Admission is free and no registration required.

Bob Dylan Coming to Capital Region Next Month ALBANY — Bob Dylan, with Special Guest Mavis Staples, will perform Nov. 17 at the Palace Theatre, promoter Live Nation announced this week.


Tickets are $119.50, $82.50, and $52.50 – plus fees, and go on sale Friday, Oct. 6 at LiveNation. com,, or Charge by Phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Dick Solberg and The Sun Mountain Band, Tim Wechgelaer, Chris Carey, Becky Walton and others will provide live music from 5 – 9 p.m. during the event. Tickets are $30. The Sun Mountain Band called St. Thomas home for 37

winter seasons and live here locally during the summer months. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to an organization assisting the people in need on St. Thomas. The Inn at Saratoga is located at 231 Broadway.

Joe Satriani and G3, Led Zeppelin Cover Band Coming to Palace Theatre ALBANY — G3, Featuring Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, of Dream Theater, and Phil Collen, of Def Leppard, will perform at the Palace Theatre on Feb. 10. Tickets are $95, $65, $55, and $39.50 and go on sale Friday, Oct. 6.

Get The Led Out –a Philadelphia-based group consisting of six veteran musicians who perform Led Zeppelin songs live will perform at the Palace Theatre on Feb. 3. Tickets are $31.50 in advance, $33.50 day-of-show.

The Palace Theatre Box Office, located at 19 Clinton Ave., is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturdays. Tickets are also available for purchase via Ticketmaster Chargeby-Phone at 800-745-3000 or online at

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Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

Family Saturday Programs at the Tang Museum

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Mama, Mummy and Mamma (Predecessors #2), 2014, acrylic, color pencils, charcoal, and transfers on paper, 7 x 9 feet. Street-side display promoting visit by Mrs. T-Rex and Lexie & Rexe, Olde Saratoga Home & Garden Route 29, on the road between Saratoga Springs and Schuylerville. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

West Mountain to Host Third Annual Fall Festival QUEENSBURY — West Mountain Ski Area will host their third annual Fall Festival this weekend 5-10 p.m. Friday, noon – 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon – 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission for this event is free and will take place at West Mountain’s main lodge. Activities will include a haunted hayride, scenic chairlift rides, live music, pony rides, face painting, fall-themed drink specials, mountain biking, Radical Rush Obstacle course, zorbing, a coloring contest, food and merchant vendors, pumpkin painting, and more.

Dirt Cheap, Grit n Whiskey, Stone’s Mountain Band, Dyer Switch Band and other local artists will perform throughout the festival. Free beer tastings take place 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Pumpkins and gourds will be on sale throughout the festival. Hayrides admission is $12 for adults, and $8 for children 8 years or younger. The festivities will continue Friday, Oct. 13 to Sunday, Oct. 15. For more information, visit West Mountain’s website at: www., Instagram @wesmtn and on Facebook by searching West Mountain Ski Area.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College presents a series of nine Family Saturday programs to accompany the work depicted in the museum’s fall exhibitions. Held on Saturdays from Oct. 14 through Dec. (except Nov. 25), the programs include a hands-on art activity following a brief tour of one of the exhibitions, with all materials provided. The programs run from 2 3:30 p.m. (except Oct. 21), and are free and open to the public. Suitable for children age 5 and up along with their adult

companions, the Family Saturday programs are fun and educational. Reservations are highly encouraged as space is limited and the programs are very popular. You may sign up for each program up to one week in advance. Programs - Oct. 14: 3-D Still Lifes; Oct. 21: Family Celebration Weekend; Oct. 28: Spiders and Spider Webs; Nov. 4: Fish Sculptures; Nov. 11: Design a Board Game; Nov. 18: 15th Annual Potato Turkey Festival; Dec. 2: Spool Sculptures; Dec. 9: Image Transfer Art; Dec. 16: Construct a Train. Nigerian artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s solo exhibition,

“Opener 30: Njideka Akunyili Crosby — Predecessors,” will be displayed at the Tang Museum Oct. 14 – Dec. 30. The exhibition will unite for the first time, works from the artist’s Predecessors series, an exploration of heritage and identity through intimate and complex portraits of her family, providing a powerful perspective on the African diaspora and an important counter-narrative of postcolonial culture. For additional information and reservations, or to be added to our Family Saturday e-mail list, call the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 518-580-8080.

Washington County Historical Society Offers Battles and Brews Bus Tour FORT EDWARD — The Washington County Historical Society is offering a French and Indian War bus tour through Washington and Warren Counties on Oct. 14. The tour will examine French and Indian war sites in both counties such as: Rogers Island, the Old Military Road, Fort Anne, Fort George, and

military sites in Lake George. Stops will include visits to Two Washington County micro-breweries. The tour will be conducted by long-time local historians Pat Niles, John Mead, and Jamie Parillo, executive director of Saratoga Springs History Museum. The cost of the tour is $50 for members and $60 for non-members

and includes bus trip, tour, and two free beer samples. Reservations can be made by sending a check, made out to WCHS, and the form below and mailing both to WCHS at 167 Broadway, Fort Edward, N.Y. 12828. Proceeds will assist the society with continuing its mission. For additional information, contact Pat Niles at 518-538-1235 or by email at


Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

Help Send A Student to See the Color Purple at Proctors SCHENECTADY — Proctors has united with Fundabilities and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady to create a unique opportunity for Capital Region students—the chance to see The Color Purple live on stage. Every true theatre lover was inspired, in their youth, by the magic of live actors crossing the stage, communicating through song, speech and the

special magic of performance. Now, every pay it forward $20 donation to “The Color Purple” at Proctors fundraising platform will send a student to see one of Broadway’s most inspirational stories, based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize/ National Book Award-winning 1982 novel. The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival, is

about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South; it features a Grammy®-winning score of soul-raising jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues. It will stage at Proctors through Oct. 14. Donations, accepted through Wednesday, Oct. 11, may be made directly at: https:// w w w. f u n d a b i l i t i e s . c o m / The-Color-Purple-at-Proctors.


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

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Wheels For Wishes

Make-A-Wish® Northeast New York Call: (518) 650-1110 * Car Donation Foundation d/b/a Wheels For Wishes. To learn more about our programs or financial information, visit

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 www. 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— or call Sue @ 518-885-8037 / text message.


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HELP WANTED AIRLINE CAREERS Start Here - Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM for free information 866-296-7094


Call (518) 581-2480 x204 GARAGE SALES


Multi-family garage sale. 367 Norther Pines Rd. Wilton. Wicker patio furniture, dining table, wicker chairs, old milk bottles, cross country skis, printer and scanner, household items, books and lots more. Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Donate your car to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish. We offer free towing and your donation is 100% tax deductible. Call 518-650-1110 Today!

7 O’Donnell Way, “The Greens” off Carr Rd. - 10/13 & 14 for DOUBLE H RANCH (camp for children with serious health challenges). Household items, some jewelry. 8AM to 2PM. For more information - any questions, you may call Kathy 518-583-0612.

DIVORCE DIVORCE $349 - Uncontested divorce papers prepared. Only one signature required. Poor person Application included if applicable. Separation agreements. Custody and support petitions. - 518-274-0380

MISCELLANEOUS SAWMILLS from only $4397.00- MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill- Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! FREE Info/DVD: 1-800-578-1363 Ext.300N

AUCTIONS WARREN COUNTY TAX FORECLOSED REAL ESTATE AUCTION; Saturday, October 21, 2017. 25+ Parcels! Registration: 9AM Start: 10AM Location: Warren County Courthouse; 1340 State Route 9, Lake George, NY Visit: www.auctionsinternational. com/liveauctions or Call: 800-536-1401

REAL ESTATE FARM ESTATE LIQUIDATION! OCTOBER 14TH! 16 TRACTS! COOPERSTOWN, NY! 5 to 28 acres from $19,900! Ponds, streams, Views, apple orchards! Terms avail! Call 888-905-8847 To register.



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VOLUNTEERS WANTED Hugs from Henry in need of Volunteers Hugs from Henry is a non-profit dedicated to the rescue and placement of shelter dogs and cats. Our mission is to pull animals from “ KILL SHELTERS” and rehome these animals into loving homes. We’re in desperate need of more dedicated volunteers so that we may continue to pull these animals. PLEASE come to our next volunteer meeting on Saturday. October 21 at the Ballston Spa Public Library, 10:30 a.m. in lower level meeting room. We need fosters and people to help with fundraising. Please email Barb at kerkerb@ if you plan on attending. 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 518-884-4100. RSVP: Retired Senior Volunteer Program, helps recruit volunteers age 55 and older for many opportunities throughout Saratoga County.

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


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Puzzles Across 1 “Star Wars” High Council member 11 Co. leaders 15 Writing desk 16 Realize 17 Where the Walking Piano scene in “Big” was filmed 18 Toy since ancient times 19 Laughs 20 Text giggle 21 ZzzQuil competitor 23 Military actions 25 Spanish uncle? 26 Action toys since 1964 29 Discombobulated 31 Single dose? 33 It’s often made at parties 35 Part of a suit 37 Unlikely to bite 38 Join for a session 40 Base path? 41 Proper 53-Down 43 Many a single 45 Ds, in the key of C 46 Sum is a form of it 48 Like many salons 49 Chance to hit 51 Country 53 Chemical bases 55 Word with wire or water 56 Gambling initials 59 Once-venerated bird 60 Homeric island dweller 63 Agreement with a refusal 64 Wait follower 65 Kid 66 No longer fashionable Down 1 Buckley who covered Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” 2 Son of Rebecca 3 Anti-rodent brand 4 Return letters 5 Most popular boy’s name in 44 of the last 100 years 6 Foxhole absentees, so it’s said 7 Scattered 8 __ Maria

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See puzzle solution on page 46 9 Goes thataway instead of thisaway 10 Do a city planner’s job 11 Absent-minded A.A. Milne title character 12 “The Accidental Tourist” Oscar winner 13 Goes down as planned 14 Informal glasses 22 Extinct birds 23 Seven-time All-Star third baseman Scott __ 24 More thirst-inducing 26 The sun, for one 27 Classic film words of self-revelation 28 TV hero who famously kissed 52-Down 30 Bones’ partner 32 Bygone messager 34 Feels off 36 “__ at End House”: Christie mystery

39 Complex parts 42 Color on San Jose Shark uniforms 44 Evidence provider 47 Circus equipment 50 Musical count 52 See 28-Down 53 Improper 41-Across 54 NYC gallery district 56 Plains tribe 57 Trillion: Pref. 58 Fictional rabbit’s title 61 Address bk. info 62 Pulitzer poet Lowell

Writing the Right Word by Dave Dowling

Accuracy in word choice is a key to effective communication. In your daily writing and speaking, try to make sure you use the right word in the right place with the right spelling. By doing so, its effect will affect your communication in a positive way. This quick weekly tip will help you filter the confusion in some of our daily word choices. This Week: Unwanted, Unwonted Unwanted means not wanted. Occasionally we experience unwanted e-mails and phone calls. Unwonted means out of the ordinary or unusual. At the party, the children were in an unwonted state of excitement when they learned a clown was coming. Dave Dowling is the author of The Wrong Word Dictionary and The Dictionary of Worthless Words. Both books are available from many book retailers, and signed copies can be obtained by contacting Dave at

Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017


No Losses: Area’s Undefeated Football Teams Continued from front page.

have to make sure we’re ready to play at such a high level.” He’s happy with his offensive line and continues to see improvements on the defensive line, which has a few new players this year. “Our defense has improved week to week,” he said. In game one, they played Queensbury, which Shelly described as a “real good game.” Averill Park was a tough team to beat but they were able to thanks to making some big plays at key times in the game. “The team just works really hard and they’ve been doing a good job. Their work ethic has been good and fundamentally, they do a good job of working on the basics of the game to improve,” Shelly said. With practices Monday through Thursday, the Spartans stay busy and motivated. SCHUYLERVILLE Coach John Bowen is equally enthusiastic about his team’s season. “I would definitely say to this point that the success we’ve been able to have has been a direct attribute to the way the kids work Monday through Thursday. Friday nights are for them. It’s their time. You allow them to showcase everything they’ve worked for. We’ve got a great group of kids who are willing to listen to and employ anything we ask of them,” Bowen said. Bowen makes sure that the team stays focused on the week ahead and nothing beyond that. “I’ve been very proud of the fact that the boys have really kept their focus and not allowed themselves to get ahead of the schedule in any given week. They’ve been really dialed in to that week’s opponent,” Bowen explained. SARATOGA SPRINGS Coach Terry Jones is making a comeback after last season. “I think it’s great to be at this point, especially

The Schuylerville Horses Varsity football team. Photo by Ruth Thivierge. RECORD: 6-0

considering all of our games have been in our division. Winning our first five games has secured us the number one seed in the Empire Division, which guarantees us a playoff game in week eight and in week nine, if we win the game in week eight. That’s one of the goals we set out with, was to win our division. We’re not looking past any of our goals as far as the rest of the season goes, we’re focusing on Albany this week,” Jones explained. Last season was difficult for the Blue Streaks, they had a number of injuries and were unsure of how the team would perform this season. “For example, Wes Eglintine, is in his third year on varsity but as a sophomore he saw very limited action as a quarterback because we have a two-year starter and then last year he was lost in the week one game and here he is in his third year. We weren’t sure how things would go for him as a quarterback. He’s been doing great!” Jones said. Sequoia Cumming was one for two in the game last week and will be kicking in the homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 6.

The Burnt Hills – Ballston Lake Spartans during practice with Coach Shelly. Photo by Lori Mahan. RECORD: 5-0.

“We’ve had a number of kids who have performed outstanding all year long. We’ve had some kids go down with injuries and other kids step in to fill their roles and we’ve had a number of kids who have performed outstanding and

even above our expectations,” Jones explained. “We knew the talent was there,” he said, “and we knew that if things came together we could get to this point, but you never know how 16 and 17 year-olds are going to perform

when the lights go on.” Saratoga Springs will have their homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7:00 p.m. Check back on the Saratoga TODAY Newspaper Facebook page after the games this week for updates.



Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

Maple Avenue Field Hockey Team Volunteers at Vincek Farm by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Vincek Farm has been around for 90+ years, since “before the birth of our nation,” owner Laura Vincek relayed. Vincek Farm was owned and operated by John Vincek up until his passing in July 2017 from a long battle with metastatic melanoma. His wife Laura and his children continued to work the farm after his death. John’s grandfather bought the farm after moving to America and his father and uncle chose to work off-farm careers. John chose to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. Sarah Bolles and nine of her field hockey teammates have been working at the farm the last few weekends to help with the pumpkin harvest. Sarah, who has helped out at

The Maple Ave. field hockey team helps out at Vincek Farm. Photo by

The girls carry pumpkins to set up their display. Photo by

the farm four times has been joined by her teammates twice. Sarah has played on the field hockey team at Maple Avenue Middle School for two years and is coached by Colleen Belanger, she plays defense. So far this season, the field hockey team is undefeated and

“These girls are absolutely lovely and into all of the farm aspects. They had great questions and were delightful; we were so pleased with them. We were really impressed,” Vincek said. For two hours, the field hockey team helped the farm to pick pumpkins for two Saturdays in a row. “You can get a lot done in two hours,” Vincek explained. “We’d go out with this big tractor that basically has a bed in the back. There are people

each game has been a shutout. However, Sarah says the best part is being on a team and being able to participate in activities and community volunteer work like this. “With technology, everything is really quite simple. We have a group chat for our team so we just kind of sent out a message and just explained to them the situation. A lot of people were like ‘yeah of course!’ it was actually a pretty good turn out,” Bolles explained.

picking the pumpkins and lifting them on to the tractor and once it’s all full we unload them and put them in a nice display according to size,” Bolles said. Isabelle Kelly, a teammate of Bolles’ said, “I was very happy to help out the Vincek family. It was great to be able to work together as a team to do something that would help out others in our community.” Kelly plays defense and has been playing field hockey since third grade after being inspired by her older sister. The Vincek’s built this farm from a “starvation farm” into a business. John developed a composting facility that turns poor soil into richer soil, and from there, the farm became a bigger business. In the summer months, you can buy vegetables at the farm and in the winter they sell hay and straw to their large animal customers. The Vincek family has “the highest of praise for Sarah Bolles and her teammates, we are eternally grateful for their help with our pumpkin harvest.” After the pumpkins, the Vincek Farm’s next crop will be turkey. As far as a fundraiser for the farm goes, Sarah has given it some thought but she wants to perfect the idea first. “You can just show up at the farm Saturdays at 1:00 p.m., any help is good. Just show up, be like ‘I’m here to pick pumpkins’ and they’ll be more than happy to put you somewhere,” Bolles said.

Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017


Star Female Athletes of the Region Sierra Delaney

Jessie House Grace Fornabia

Grace Fornabia in her volleyball uniform. Photo taken by Jacqueline Fornabia.

Jessie House in her field hockey uniform. Photo provided by Jessie House. Sierra Delaney on the football field. Photo provided by Wendy Delaney.

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Sierra Delaney is in her junior year at Ballston Spa High School and she is the only female varsity football player in the history of the school. Delaney plays on the defensive end and as a wide receiver. She started playing football at four years old when she and her cousin began on pop warner. Delaney says there is definitely a difference between varsity and pop warner, “the guys get bigger,” she laughed. Delaney says that the guys on the team are accepting of her but the ones who haven’t seen her before wonder why she’s there at first. “We’re a giant family, especially as the year goes on we just get closer and closer. Coach always says, ‘brothers and sister,” Delaney explained. “Most of my friends are pretty accepting, they’re always in line to wear my jersey on game days and are excited to watch me on Friday nights,” Delaney said. Delaney is 5’11” and while she loves to play football, she plans to play basketball seriously in college and is already being scouted for that sport.

Jessie House, a 17-year-old senior at Saratoga Springs High School, is an offensive player on the field hockey team. House plans to continue playing field hockey at RPI next year. Starting in seventh grade, Coach Hostig was House’s PE coach in elementary school and she encouraged House to pursue field hockey. “As soon as I could try out for a team I did and I’m glad I continued it,” House said of field hockey. House will be attending RPI next year for Biomedical Engineering while also participating in D3 field hockey. “I hope to be successful in both areas,” she said, “Academics are a big part of my life and I know I have to take them more seriously, but as a player, being on that field and playing the game I love takes that stress and thought of academics away and allows me to thrive in the sport.” House had nothing but praise for her teammates and said that the proudest moment of her life thus far has been this season of varsity field hockey. “I don’t think I’ve ever played better field hockey than I am right now. There is always room for improvement but I take pride in my accomplishments so far this season. The team this year is one of the best teams I’ve ever been on for field hockey. Everyone is so close and the rookies are a huge asset to the team and everyone is included as much as possible. We work hard as a team on and off the field,” House explained. House is also a tennis player.

Grace Fornabia is a 17-year-old senior volleyball player from Saratoga Central Catholic High School. Fornabia’s main sport is volleyball, where she plays middle hitter and blocker, but she also successfully runs track and field. She intends to continue

Amy Moreau

Amy Moreau in her soccer uniform. Photo provided by Amy Moreau.

Amy Moreau is a 17-yearold senior varsity midfielder on the Schuylerville soccer team. After playing recreational soccer from

playing volleyball in college, either D2 or D3, and is still talking to coaches about which school is best for her. “The first time I ever played volleyball was going into seventh grade at a Skidmore volleyball camp for beginners. I tried the sport because seventh grade was the year that middle schoolers could begin being a part of a sports team and volleyball was the first fall girls sport at Spa Catholic so I tried it out and fell in love with it and haven’t stopped playing since,” Fornabia explained. Fornabia also plays volleyball over the summer with a program called IREVA, which stands for Iroquois Empire Volleyball Association, and is coached by college players and coaches. “The main goal is to make

everyone better by the end of the camp than when they first got there,” Fornabia explained. “A very proud moment of mine was when I was going into freshmen year and I tried out for this camp and found out I made it. I was so excited when my mom showed me the email of me making the camp because I was so young and didn’t really know how to play volleyball correctly. I knew that going to this camp would make me better. All the coaches and players there motivate me by showing how passionate they are for the sport and I have always wanted to play at a high level just like they are at. Even today, the coaches and players motivate me to always work hard and play hard because it does pay off for sure,” she said.

pre-school through elementary school, Amy joined the indoor team with Dan Gale in third grade and that is when she became serious about the sport. While she does not plan to pursue soccer after high school, she is committed to play D1 lacrosse at UMass Amherst next fall, where she plans to play lacrosse all four years and study sports medicine. “Our team is probably the closest we have ever been, on and off the field, in all of the years I have been on a team, which is going to make saying goodbye to this sport that much harder,” Moreau said. “Amy is a three-year captain and quite possibly the most exciting and

hard-working player in all of section II. She’s extremely fast, equally skilled with both feet, and leads with 80 minutes of non-stop hustle. In addition, she’s one heck of a good kid, who’s well liked and respected by all. She’s been a dream player for me,” said coach Michael Kopp. “My most proud moment so far in sports, has been two years ago losing in the sectional semi-finals one to zero to Schalmont, who ended up having an undefeated season winning states. This has been motivating for our team to work hard to get back to that game, and this year I think we definitely think we have a shot,” Moreau said.



Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN Seventeenth Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, Oct. 14 at 9:30 a.m. in the Saratoga Spa State Park’s Columbian Pavilion, rain or shine, the 17th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge will take place to benefit Saratoga Bridges programs and services. This event will feature a 5K, 10K, and children’s fun run races. It is $28 to register for the 5K/10K and $5 for children 12 and under for the Kids Fun Run Race. There is no day of registration. Long-sleeve moisture wicking shirts and free raffle tickets are given to everyone registered by Oct. 11 at 10:00 a.m. In addition to the runs, the event will also include NET Chip Timing, disposable bibs/chips, prizes for the first, second, and third winners in each age group, multiple give-aways, home made refreshments, favorite pumpkin and costume contests and many other raffle prizes. Saratoga Bridges is one of the largest non-profit organizations in Saratoga County and has provided a high level of services and programs to over 830 people with developmental disabilities and their families for more than 60 years. “They are committed to ensuring that the individuals they serve are able to realize their goals, hopes and dreams as they work, shop, play, and volunteer throughout their communities while leading full, productive, and contributing lives,” according to their statement.

For more information about Saratoga Bridges and to register for the Great Pumpkin Challenge, visit

Fifth Annual Bike PHifty Ride STILLWATER — On Sunday, Oct. 8 at the Saratoga National Historical Park join Bike PHifty on their annual 50 mile bike ride beginning at 9:00 a.m. with a luncheon at 1:30 p.m. This bike ride is to raise awareness and funds for people afflicted by a pulmonary hypertension diagnosis.

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.

Upcoming Events at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, Oct. 7 at 11:00 a.m. the museum will have a special tour package featuring Tom Durkin

and Sugar Plum Farm. It is $35 for museum members and $40 for non-members. This package includes an in-depth guided tour of the museum by legendary racecaller Durkin and a behind the scene tour of Sugar Plum Farm, a boutique thoroughbred breeding facility less than a mile from the race course. A catered lunch will be served at the farm. On Sunday, Oct. 22 the museum will host a wedding show for engaged couples to showcase the venue and meet professionals in catering, florists, photographers, and more. Door prizes and giveaways are also provided. The event is from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is free to attend.

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. For more information, contact

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.

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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 bicyclebenefitssaratoga or email

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. For more information 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 www. and click Training Programs.

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.

West Mountain Happenings GLENS FALLS — On Friday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 8 and Friday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 15 West Mountain will be holding their third annual Fall Festival. Free admission includes a haunted hayride, which is familyfriendly during the day and scary after dark and live music. For more West Mountain information, visit www.westmtn. net.

Week of October 6 – October 12, 2017

Suburban Field Hockey League SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Wednesday, Sept. 27 Saratoga Springs played Niskayuna and won one to zero. In the first half, Erin McCarthy scored with an assist from Grace Ziehnert. Saratoga goalie Renee Banagan had five saved, Niskayuna goalie Julia LeBlanc had 12 saves. Saratoga had 14 corner kicks and Niskayuna had five. Saratoga took 16 shots and Niskayuna took six.

Saratoga Central Catholic Volleyball SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Wednesday, Sept. 27 Saratoga Central Catholic hosted Emma Willard in a Warsaren League match. The Saratoga Central Catholic Saints defeated the Emma Willard Jesters, 25-22, 25-14, and 25-14. The Saints are now 8 — 0 in the league. The highlights for the Saints are: Elise Browell, 10 service points, two aces, and 18 assists; Ani Crocker with 11 service points, four aces, two kills, and 11 digs; Grace Fornabia with 13 service points, six aces, 12 kills, 18 digs, and two blocks; Kennedy Murphy with 11 digs and four kills; and Grace O’Rielly with six kills, five digs, four service points, and two aces. Highlights for the Jesters are: Liana Greenburg-Nielsen with eight service points, two aces, 11 digs, and one assist; Kat Coyle with six service points, one ace, five kills, two blocks, and three digs; and Angelina Ferritto with 12 service points, one ace, seven digs, and 10 assists. On Monday, Oct. 2 the Saints hosted the Mechanicville Raiders, winning three to zero. Highlights for the Saints include: Grace Fornabia with eight service points, 10 kills, and 12 digs; Elise Browell with 13 service points, four aces, 15 assists; Grace O’Rielly with six service points and three kills. Highlights for the Raiders include: Kalli Gilbert with six service points and Alivia Wood with four kills and five digs.

Schuylerville Girls Soccer SCHUYLERVILLE — In the first half, Schuylerville’s Emily Vallee scored a goal at 8:03 minutes in

and at 38:35 minutes in Vallee scored again with an assist from Myranda Gale; At 19:24 minutes in, Amy Moreau scored with an assist from Kassie Brennan; Moreau scored again with help from Emily Vallee at 26:58 minutes in. In the second half, Sidney Gregorek scored with help from Cassie Patrick at 50:23 minutes in; Emily Vallee scored again with the help of Myranda Gale at 51:05 minutes in; Brooke Keefer scored a goal with the assist from Cassie Patrick at 57:08 minutes in; Amy Moreau scored at 63:25 minutes in; Emma Nesbitt with an assist from Brooke Keefer scored at 65:35 minutes in; Cassie Patrick scored with the assist from Jessica White at 75:17 minutes in. Schuylerville goalie Caitlin Kelleher had two saves and Glens Falls goalie Makayla Bennett had 12 saves. On Monday, Oct. 2 Schuylerville played Gloversville and won four to zero. In the first half, Amy Moreau had two goals with assists by Emily Vallee and Emily Carlstrom at :40 and 30:08 minutes in, Emily Vallee scored a goal at 33:01 minutes in with an assist from Caitlin Kelleher. In the second half, Cassandra Cooper scored a goal at 47:36 minutes in with an assist from Myranda Gale. Alex Benfatti, Gloversville goalie, had 16 saves and Caitlin Kelleher, Schuylerville goalie, had eight saves. On Tuesday, Oct. 3 Schuylerville defeated Amsterdam, three to zero. In the first half, Cassandra Cooper scored at 29:29 minutes in, Amy Moreau scored with an assist from Brooke Keefer at 33:55 minutes in, and Myranda Gale scored with an assist from Brooke Keefer at 35:09 minutes in. No goals were scored in the second half. Schuylerville had two secondary assists that were described by coach Kopp as, “perfect passes that resulted in a one touch pass, to the goal scorer; Cassie Patrick on the second goal and Amy Moreau on the third. Also, Myranda

SPORTS 47 Gale had her first varsity goal.” Gale is a junior who made the team as a freshman but endured two surgeries to persevere and rehab to get her goal. Caitlin Kelleher also notched her eleventh shutout of the season.

Ballston Spa Soccer BALLSTON SPA — On Thursday, Sept. 28 Ballston Spa defeated Niskayuna two to zero, surging Ballston Spa into second place in the Suburban Council Gray Division. Thomas Gentile scored early with an assist from Joe Luger, Gentile scored again in the second half, taking the win.

Girl Scouts Run the World 5k and Daisy Dash SCHENECTADY — On Saturday, Oct. 21, rain or shine, come out at 8:30 a.m. for checkin of the Run the World 5k and the Daisy Dash. This event is non-competitive but includes a time clock for serious runners. Registration is $20 for Girl Scouts and non-member children, which includes a t-shirt, medal, and patch. $15 for adults which includes a t-shirt. The Daisy Dash is a half mile race for children in first grade and younger. The 5k begins at 10:00 a.m. and the Daisy Dash is at 11:15 a.m. To register, and click on the events tab.

Suburban Council Cross Country Dual Meet BURNT HILLS — On Tuesday, Oct. 3 the girls and boys cross country teams from Burnt Hills — Ballston Lake ran at Saratoga Spa State Park against Bethlehem, Niskayuna, and Troy for 3.04 miles. The girls team of Burnt Hills — Ballston Lake scored 40 with R. Graham’s individual result being 19:01 and K. McAlonen’s individual result being 19:24. The boys team ran the same

distance and scored 23 in the first event, 28 in the second event, and 15 in the third event. T. Berg’s individual result was 15:25, E. Brennan’s individual result was 15:37, D. Metacarpa’s individual result was 15:55, and N. Hunziker’s individual result was 15:58.

YMCA Fall Basketball League Sign-Ups SARATOGA SPRINGS - From now until Nov. 19, the Saratoga Springs YMCA will be holding sign-ups for their fall basketball league, games start Dec. 3. Registration fees are $74 for YMCA members and $125 for non-members, scholarships are available to those who qualify. The fall league is co-ed so both boys and girls are encouraged to sign up. Kids from other areas are also encouraged to play. There will be two coaches per team and nine scheduled games with at least one playoff game for each team, totaling to 12 games. The league is always looking for more coaches and sponsors, contact Mike Laudicina at mike.laudicina@ if interested.

“On November 19, we have something we call Skills Assessment. It’s not a try out because a try out means you might not make it. Everybody makes the team; we just want them to be evenly matched. Last year, we had eight teams and in both divisions, there were no teams who didn’t win two or three games and no body who won every game. Everybody gets to play in the league; everybody has to sit down too. So if you have a star player, they can’t play the whole game,” Mike Laudicina, league coordinator, said. To register, visit www.