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LOCAL • INDEPENDENT • FREE Volume 11  •  Issue 40  •  October 13 – October 19, 2017 • (518) 581-2480

Logging Rights and Alleged Wrongs

in Luther Forest

by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY MALTA — In recent months, a legal dispute has been escalating between Luther Forest homeowners and the company that literally created the forest in the towns of Malta and Stillwater more than a century ago. The Luther Forest Corp., managed by siblings Marissa and Cailean Mackay, has long retained the legal rights to harvest mature stands of trees in the 335 acres

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Blue Streaks Induct 7 Into Hall of Fame by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — This year, the Blue Streaks Hall of Fame has inducted seven new members. The Class of 2017 includes five athletes and two coaches, all of which have made great strides for the Blue Streaks in the past. The Blue Streaks Hall of Fame was “established to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding athletes, coaches, administrators, and supporters,” said the official statement.

of “common areas” scattered throughout the Luther Forest neighborhoods. Marissa Mackay says “sustainable” logging operations take place in those common areas roughly every 15 or 20 years. A new round of tree cutting began in April, she explained, and is expected to continue through the winter. In recent months, though, a number of Luther Forest See Logging pg. 14

Wellspring Eyes Grand Prize

Van Neste and her son at the induction ceremony. Photo provided.

A committee composed of current and former coaches; high school administrators, See Fame pg. 45

A scene from the “Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends” social mixer to benefit Wellspring held at Longfellow’s on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. See Wellspring pg. 11 Photo by


Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

Neighbors: Snippets of Life from Your Community Who: Licia Eaton. Where: National Museum of Racing. Q. What do you do? A. I’m a front desk gift shop associate at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. I’ve been here about a year, greeting visitors, helping anyone who needs information about the museum. Q. Where are you originally from? A. I grew up in Summit, New Jersey. Q. When did you come to Saratoga? A. I went to Skidmore College and graduated in 1987, that was my introduction. I moved to Boston and graduated from Boston College Law School, practiced there for a while, and my husband and I decided to move back to Saratoga. I stopped practicing and raised my children. Q. Where are your kids today? A. My oldest is a sophomore in college and my youngest is a junior in high school. Q. How has Saratoga changed since the 1980s? A. It’s changed quite a bit. It was much quieter then. Once racing season was over, you really noticed it. Nowadays, you really don’t. There’s a lot going on. Q. How do you feel about the way the city has changed? A. I really like what Saratoga Springs has become. Saratoga has a neat vibe. It’s always had this funky vibe – some of it has been lost with all this influx of people, I think – but I still like it. There’s something unique about it and I wouldn’t want to live anyplace else. Q. What are some of your hobbies? A. I like literature a lot. I’m an English major. Q. What’s your favorite novel? A. “The Sound and The Fury,” by William Faulkner. Licia Eaton. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

Q. Why Faulkner? A. It’s a very interesting book. I was exposed to it in high school and that’s what really inspired me to be an English major. Every five years I’ll go back and re-read it. It just blows me away. Q. You’re a baseball fan? A. The Yankees. I had to stay up to see if they could actually pull (Game 5) off. I wasn’t absolutely convinced until the last moment, because it’s baseball and anything can happen. Going forward? I’m cautiously optimistic.

Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017


Ballston Spa Moves to Give Creek Group Permanent Home by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY BALLSTON SPA — Village officials approved a preliminary proposal Monday to lease a parcel of land in the Michael A. Spensieri Park to the nonprofit group Friends of the Kayaderosseras. If formally starts a process through which the Friends of the Kayaderosseras can start raising funds and eventually prepare site plans for construction of a headquarters there. The group has lacked actual meeting and storage spaces since its creation 13 years ago. “You’ve been a good friend to the Friends of the Kayaderosseras from the beginning,” Ruth Dibelius, the group’s founder, told Ballston Spa Mayor John Romano. On its website (, the group’s stated mission “is to promote awareness and appreciation of the Kayaderosseras Creek… and to inspire action to preserve and protect the creek, its tributaries and its watershed as habitat for fish and wildlife, and as a recreational and scenic resource for residents and visitors in surrounding communities.” The Kayaderosseras Creek flows through the Town of Milton before winding through the Village of Ballston Spa and making its way east to Saratoga Lake. The village swimming pool at Spensieri Park and the William S. Kelley Park are popular attractions largely because of their location along the creek’s banks. Romano indicated that numerous discussions regarding the project have taken place recently among

village officials and Friends of the Kayaderosseras members. After a formal resolution is prepared and approved by the village board, the land could be leased to the group for 99 years at $1 per year, Romano said. Village Attorney James Fauci said any structure on the site would be built “completely at the expense” of the nonprofit group. The mayor explained that the construction would occur toward the rear of the parking lot at Spensieri Park. Richard Bashant, the current Friends of the Kayaderosseras president, appeared before the village board to express his appreciation for the political support, calling Spensieri Park “a logistically important place.” Currently, Bashant reported, the Friends of the Kayaderosseras operates on an annual budget of $10,000 and has about 350 active members. The group engages in various activities, he said. It has a fall cleanup of Kayaderosseras Creek scheduled on Saturday, Nov. 4, with a meeting point in Kelley Park. Aside from Romano, the other village board members present expressed support for the

group’s plans as well. Trustee Noah Shaw admitted that he and his son have enjoyed several adventures together on the Kayaderosseras Creek. There are not likely to be “negative” consequences for entering into a lease agreement with the nonprofit group, Shaw said, though he did request that Fauci explore all available leasing options. Trustee Stuart Hodsoll praised the Friends of the Kayaderosseras, saying its members’ “contributions are immeasurable and they continue to grow.” In the early days of establishing the group, Dibelius recalled, she received a phone call of encouragement from former New York Gov. George Pataki. That was when Friends of the Kayaderosseras meetings were typically held in her living room with maps strewn about the furniture, she said. Dibelius opined that there are “many people who deserve credit” for expanding the group’s network of volunteers since its founding in 2004. Dibelius added, “It seemed the world was waiting for somebody to save the Kayaderosseras Creek.”

A view of the William S. Kelley Park from the Michael A. Spensieri Park in Ballston Spa. Photo by Larry Goodwin.



County Taking Reservations for Tire Recycling Day SARATOGA — The Saratoga County Soil and Water Conservation District has announced that it will hold a tire-recycling event on Tuesday, Oct. 24 between 4 and 6 p.m. at the Saratoga Town Highway Department. The recycling program is open to all Saratoga County residents, though pre-registration is required and a maximum amount of 10 tires per vehicle will be

accepted. The charge is $2 for tires with no rims and $3 for tires with rims. All money collected will be provided to Saratoga County 4-H programs, according to the conservation district’s statement. The Saratoga highway department is located at 213 Route 32 in Schuylerville. For more information, call 518-885-6900 or email

Falling Leaves Festival Set BALLSTON SPA — The village’s annual Falling Leaves Festival has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21 between 3 and 7:30 p.m. The festival includes a costume parade that starts at 3 p.m. in Wiswall Park on Front Street and ends in the William S. Kelley Park on Ralph Street. It also

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includes a pie eating contest, a pumpkin catapult, a bonfire and a small fireworks display. For more information or to volunteer, call the Ballston Spa Village Office before 4 p.m. at 518-885-5711, Monday through Friday.

Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

Guardian Angel to Make Guest Appearance for Safford in City SARATOGA SPRINGS – The chairman of the New York State Reform Party, media personality and Guardian Angel Curtis Sliwa, has been announced as the guest speaker at a campaign event for Saratoga Springs supervisor candidate John Safford. Safford, a Republican who competed in the 2015 race for city mayor, has scheduled a fundraiser at Bravo’s Restaurant, 3246 South Broadway, on Sunday,

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Curtis Sliwa. Photo provided.

Oct. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost to attend is $35 per person and

RSVPs are encouraged by calling 518-281-4718.

Malta Democrats Aim for More Local Jobs MALTA — Town government must be more proactive in helping create and maintain privatesector jobs for town residents, according to a statement provided by Democratic candidates for supervisor and two Town Board seats. “We need to take better advantage of the new Luther Forest technology park and other industries by reaching out to those industries and to the Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) TEC-SMART career education center here,” said Bill Breheny, candidate for supervisor. “What kinds of employees do businesses in Malta and

surrounding communities need, and what kinds of training should those employees have? Let’s work with these businesses in a cooperative spirit.” The other Democrats vying for seats on the town board are Tracy O’Rourke and Cynthia Young. A related goal of the candidates is to encourage goodpaying jobs to help younger job seekers obtain affordable housing, remain in town, and raise their families in Malta. They said the town should be investigating how solar power— harnessed by a booming, job-creating industry nationally—could be brought to more Malta homes,

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businesses and public facilities. Another promising area is agriculture. Although the number of farms has decreased in Malta due to development and lower profitability in traditional agriculture, the town needs to encourage high-value agricultural products, according to the Democrats. On the town’s remaining farmland and open space, a diverse array of products could be grown to sell to relatively new sectors such as microbreweries and farm-to-table networks. The town should consider establishing a permanent spot for a farmers’ market in Malta.



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COURTS Wayne M. Bakken II, 20, of Saratoga, pleaded Oct. 6 to promoting prison contraband, a felony. Sentencing scheduled Dec. 1. Jared M. Tenace, 27, of Schenectady, pleaded Oct. 6 to criminal possession of stolen property, a felony, in connection with an incident in Milton. Sentencing scheduled Dec. 1. Nathaniel A. Harrington, 37, of Hudson Falls, pleaded Oct. 6 to promoting prison contraband. Sentencing scheduled for Dec. 1. John P. Allen, 54, of Middle Grove, was sentenced Oct. 2 to time served and five years of probation, after pleading to felony criminal possession of a controlled substance. Lawrence D. Wright, 64, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Oct. 2 to 2 to 4 years in state prison, after pleading to felony promoting a sexual performance by a child. Meriah M. Riley, 25, of Saratoga, was sentenced Oct. 2 to 1.5 years in state prison, after pleading to felony criminal possession of a controlled substance in Wilton. Jonathan R. Higley, 20, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Oct. 2 to 10 months and two weeks in jail, after pleading to felony DWI in Milton. Marshall G. Gaudet, 32, of Malta, pleaded on Oct. 2 to felony rape, predatory sexual assault against a child, and two counts possessing sexual performance of a child. He was accused of a 55-count indictment in February of having created multiple items of child pornography using multiple children between 2013 and 2016. During the creation of the child pornography, he also committed acts of rape and sexual assault, according to the Saratoga County District Attorney’s office. Sentencing is

scheduled for Dec. 4, during which Gaudet faces a sentence of imprisonment of 25-years-to-life. Paul J. Sims, 25, of Stillwater, pleaded Oct. 4 to felony DWI related to an incident that occurred in Malta, on April 29, and felony criminal mischief – regarding an incident in Saratoga Springs on June 18. Sentencing scheduled for Nov. 29.

POLICE Rakell L. Dutcher, 32, of Galway, was charged Sept. 28 with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, refusal of a pre-screen test, and endangering the welfare of a child. Dutcher is accused of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated at a time when she had three children under the age of 15 in the vehicle. She is also accused of having a revoked driver’s license at the time. Dana M. Crispell, 35, of Troy, was charged Oct. 3 with felony aggravated DWI, misdemeanor DWI, and endangering the welfare of a child. Crispell is accused of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in Stillwater while she had two children under the age of 15 in the vehicle. She was released on her own recognizance. Chelsea R. Shafts, 23, of Round Lake, was charged Oct. 1 with misdemeanor petit larceny, following the alleged theft of an iPad from a home in the village of Round Lake. Shafts is accused of stealing the iPad and pawning it for profit. The iPad was recovered and returned to the owner. She was released on an appearance ticket. Amy E. Theriault, age 36, Freeport, Maine, was charged Oct. 1 with misdemeanor DWI, and fail to obey traffic control device. Kevin M. Sullivan, age 60, Fairport, was charged

BLOTTER 5 Oct. 1 with misdemeanor DWI and aggravated DWI, unlawful possession of marijuana, failed to stop at stop sign. Nathan W. Chase, age 27, Clifton Park, was charged Sept. 30 with aggravated unlicensed operation, no/expired inspection certificate. William E. Mays, age 44, Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 30 with endangering the welfare of a child. Larry L. Bakke, age 46, Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 30 with misdemeanor DWI. Garrette S. Ouellette, age 30, Ballston Spa, was charged Sept. 29 with criminal possession of marijuana, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Ronald F. Owen, age 52, Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 29 with misdemeanor DWI, unlawful possession of marijuana, fail to keep right, refuse pre-screen test. William C. Cooper, age 46, Schenectady, and Edward J. Hamil, age 61, Schenectady,

were charged Sept. 29 with misdemeanor petit larceny. Aaron J. Brinkley, age 30, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 6 with aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony. According to police, Brinkley was seeking medical treatment for a dog bite allegedly suffered at his home when concerns were raised by comments

Brinkley made as to the welfare of the dog following Brinkley being bitten. A subsequent investigation revealed Riko, a 1 to 2-year-old Boston Terrier, deceased on the back deck. Brinkley is accused of causing the dog’s death. Brinkley was arraigned and sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash, or $30,000 bond.



Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

Jamie MacCollam

Joseph Mendez

Betty Mason

Roger Julian

Walter Doyle

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Jamie K. MacCollam, 36, passed away Wednesday October 4, 2017. For those whose lives Jamie touched attended a memorial service at 11am, Thursday October 12, 2017 at the William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Homes of 628 N. Broadway. Online remembrances may be made at

POWHATAN, VA — Joseph Mendez, formerly of Saratoga Springs, passed away Oct. 3, 2017. Visitation from 11:30am to 12:30pm with a service at 12:30pm Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, Burke Funeral Home. Burial with military honors at 1:30pm, Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Online remembrances may be made at

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Betty Mason, age 96, passed away on October 8, 2017. Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contribution to Community Hospice of Saratoga or St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation, 310 S. Manning Boulevard Albany, NY 12208 are appreciated. Please visit at

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Roger Edward Julian passed away peacefully on October 6, 2017. There will be a private held wake, service and Catholic Mass followed by a burial with honors at the Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, New York. Online remembrances may be made at

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Walter Doyle, 91, died Saturday, September 30, 2017. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated , Wednesday, October 11, 2017, St. Clement’s Church, Saratoga Springs. Burial followed at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Online remembrances may be made at

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — William Charles “Bill” Stamm, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away on October 7, 2017. Born in New York City on July 12, 1919, Bill has now joyfully reunited with his mother and father May and Harold Stamm, wives Edith and Florence Stamm, daughter Lorraine Stamm and granddaughter Melinda Lawrence in heaven. Surviving are his children, William Stamm, Jr., of Canton MA, Barbara Lawrence (Bill) of Herndon, VA, Cathy Goodwin (Frank) of Saratoga Springs, NY; four grandchildren, Jennifer Braun (Paul) of Reston, VA, Michael Brennan of Slingerlands, NY and Caroline and Patrick Stamm of Canton, MA. Bill proudly served three years of active duty in the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific Arena with the Amphibious Forces and held the rank of LTJG. He also participated in the Invasion of the Marianas Islands. Bill was a graduate of New York University. During his career he was employed at Sperry Rand’s Semiconductor Division


as Comptroller, Executive VicePresident and Treasurer of the Christian Herald Associates and retiring as CFO of the AmericanRepublican Newspaper in Waterbury, CT. All who knew Bill found him to be a truly amazing, kind and loving man with strong faith and principles. Funeral services will be held 11am Friday, October 13 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Memorial contributions in memory of Bill may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Make a Wish Foundation or your local Salvation Army. Online remembrances may be made at

Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

Saratoga Casino Hotel Donates $15,000 to Ronald McDonald House


Rotary Club Supports Happy Campers SARATOGA SPRINGS — Charlie Wheeler (at left) and Craig Gould of the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club stand with Lisa Nichols of the Saratoga Regional YMCA. Rotary donated $2,500 to the YMCA to sponsor a water refill station for summer campers. The station teaches children about conservation by counting the number of plastic bottles saved when they refill their own reusable water bottles at the campground.

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A Tour of General Schuyler’s Home (From left) Skip Carlson, vice president of external affairs at Saratoga Casino Hotel, presents to families and Jeff Yule, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, a $15,000 donation on Oct. 4, 2017. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Wednesday, Oct. 4, Saratoga Casino Hotel presented a $15,000 donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region. Funds for the donation were raised at the casino’s All-Star Sports Festival on Sept. 23. The All-Star Sports Festival brought together over a dozen former athletes from the MLB, NFL and horse racing. Attendees included Super Bowl champion Lawrence Taylor, World Series champion Wade Boggs and Triple

Crown-winning jockey Steve Cauthen. The athletes participated in a full day of activities including autograph signings, a celebrity softball game and a home run derby featuring Jose Canseco. A portion of all tickets sold to the event, as well as the proceeds raised from Canseco’s home run derby, were donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region. The organization offers families of critically ill children comfort and support during times of hardship.

SCHUYLERVILLE — Experience the ambience of candlelit rooms as you immerse yourself in the Schuyler House annual Candlelight Tour on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. Walk the floors and hear the stories of the Schuyler family and their many visitors including George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. The Old Saratoga Historical Association hosts the annual Candlelight Tour of General Philip Schuyler’s 1777 country house. Their members join park staff and volunteers to guide visitors on short tours throughout the evening. Light refreshments will be served. The house is located just south of Schuylerville on Route

The Schuyler House dining room bathed in candlelight. Photo provided.

4. Final tours will start at 8 p.m. As the autumn evenings can be chilly or wet, it is recommended that visitors dress for the weather and bring a flashlight for the walk back to their cars.

The tour is free and open to the public. For more information about this or other events, call the Visitor Center at 518670-2985 or visit the website



Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

Future of City Debatable Gratitude for High Tom Dimopoulos’ preview of coming building development (“The Saratoga Building Boom: Too Much of a Good Thing, or Simply According to Plan?” Sept. 22-28 issue) scares as much as the algae infestation on Saratoga Lake—both can choke life out. It is understandable that the world has discovered the charm and ambiance of Saratoga Springs but what they’ll find once they

move in may dismay. Of course the service community, which does the work, will wonder where they’ll live, not having a million dollars for a condo. Or where anybody will be able to buy groceries unless Amazon starts droning in. Forget about parking. And the only solution for the congested traffic may be self-driving cars. But who knows, maybe Saratoga might become the first robot city.

But the one glaring, missing piece in this grand scheme, one long overdue for decades, is a modern public safety building with a new jail complex, offices for staff, a city and small claims court, and extensive parking for both civil servants but also visitors. Apparently, there’s no money in such a concept. David Childs Johnstown

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The four authors sent the following letter on Oct. 2 to Saratoga Springs Schools Superintendent Michael Piccirillo and requested that it also be published in Saratoga TODAY: Dear Superintendent Piccirillo, We want to express our appreciation for the high school’s recent ninth grade assembly featuring award-winning author Kekla Magoon. Teachers, students and parents alike were thrilled to have an author of this caliber visiting our school. We also want to express again our thanks for your firm support of the high school teacher last year who came under attack for asking students to debate a controversial political cartoon. We feel this fiction writer was inspiring for our children. She told them that writing helps her understand the world around her. Yes, the topics that Ms. Magoon addresses in her writing are indeed difficult: racial tension, police brutality, etc. She challenges her readers to think critically about difficult situations that are occurring in the world of our young people

today. This might be unsettling, but writers tackle difficult subjects to engage their readers. According to a recent study out of Tufts University, engaging students in debates about current events, and also teaching them about civics, is essential to re-building young people’s waning faith in democracy. Given that preparing students to be informed participants in, and dedicated stewards of our democracy is among the public schools’ most essential roles, we hope our Saratoga Springs schools will continue to hold assemblies and classes that feature diverse perspectives; encourage productive discussion and debate about current events; draw connections between history, literature and current affairs; and ultimately inspire our students to become passionate and informed participants in our country’s sacred democracy. Julie Lewis Judy Beck Dede Hill Laura Rappaport Saratoga Springs

Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017


Malta Councilman Reflects on Budget and Looks Ahead Malta Supervisor Vince DeLucia released his initial 2018 budget proposal at last week’s Town Board meeting, outlining a balanced budget that is marked by a fully-funded first responders budget, targeted investments in the highway department, and robust resources for parks and recreation, as well as senior programs. Just as important as the support for these services, the budget proposal supports these priorities while avoiding a general town tax for the 34th consecutive year and avoiding a highway tax for the 17th consecutive year. Based on no town or highway tax, a home assessed at $250,000 would see a tax levy of a mere $243 (a decrease of $10 from 2017). Most of that levy at the local level is driven by residentapproved taxes to provide library services and fire district support. Since taking office in 2016, the new town government has focused on a shift in philosophy in regards to development, building a strategy that will increase private investment in the town and enable the town to remain tax-free. This strategy has been focused on attracting commercial investment to broaden the Town’s assessed tax base and grow the Town’s share of county sales tax revenue. The steps taken thus far include a variety of legislative and strategic actions, such as: In February of 2016, the board changed zoning on Route 9 South/ Route 67 East to commercial from

residential, based on longtime input from the community; in August of 2016 the town established an economic development committee to build a strategic plan focused on attracting commercial investment. That committee plans to issue its initial report by years’ end; following extensive input from the residents in the neighborhood, the town board voted in October 2016 to rezone Route 67 West from residential to commercial; to evaluate the remaining commercial corridor on Route 9 North, the town appointed a Route 9 North Comprehensive Plan Review Committee, and is considering those recommendations from that committee received in 2017; and following input from the Economic Development Committee, the town’s engineers, staff and local economic developers, the town eliminates State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) recreation mitigation fees on commercial developments. These steps have led to the town’s assessed tax roll to grow by more than $160 million and revenue of more than $5.1 million from the town’s share of Saratoga County sales tax. This represents an increase in the town’s revenue from sales tax of more than $500,000 since 2016. In addition to the increased revenue, the budget has taken a conservative approach, reducing spending by more than $120,000, despite salary and pension cost increasing and rapidly growing health care premiums.

Funding priorities in the 2018 budget include: First Responders – Recognizing the vital role played by the private, non-profit organizations that provide fire and ambulance service to our residents, the budget proposes nearly $2.6 Million in funds for these vital services, an increase of more than $80,000 from 2017. Highway Department – Servicing more than 75 lane miles of roadway in the town requires a robust mix of professional staff, equipment and strategic transportation infrastructure improvements. The proposed budget provides nearly $2.5 million in resources to clear snow, maintain roads, ensure highway safety and build roadway improvements, while also dedicating $215,000 to highway reserves for equipment needs. Parks and Recreation – The Town of Malta has more than 560 acres of developed parks, trails, and protected open space, as well as one of the most

popular and well-regarded recreation programs in the region. The proposed budget dedicates $195,000 of funds to maintain, and protect this parkland, as part of a $764,000 commitment to these amenities. In addition, based on residential use, the budget proposed more than $20,000 in funds to support the programs of the Ballston Area Recreation Commission to supplement funds allocated to provide services not offered directly by the town’s department. Library – In 2017 Malta residents approved an increase in the levy for the operations of the library district, resulting in dedicated funding of nearly $340,000 for the library district operations in 2018. Seniors – As Malta’s senior citizen population grows, the town recognizes the need to dedicate funds to provide support for their needs, outlining nearly $32,000 in funds dedicated to senior programs and support. The proposed budget includes $6,000 for Care Links, $5,600 for the Office for the Aging’s

9 transportation and nutrition program, $12,000 in discounts for Community Center programs for senior citizens. The budget also calls for $8,000 in funds to support Malta Senior Citizens, Inc. a private non-profit organization, as the organization continues to grow their membership and expand the important work they undertake. The Town Board has begun their review of the proposed budget and will hold a series of public budget workshops over the next several weeks, including the following schedule: Monday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. Fire Companies/Not-For-Profit (Regular Town Board Meeting); Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 a.m., Parks and Recreation; 8 a.m., Building and Planning; 8:30 a.m., Animal Control; Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 a.m.,Tax Receiver; 7:30 a.m., Town Clerk; and 8 a.m., Town Board discussion. Timothy Dunn Malta Town Councilman



Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

A Call to Exercise Voting Rights in November It’s the 100th anniversary of women having the right to vote. Election day is once again upon us November 7th. Please get out and vote. In Wilton we have a full slate of candidates and are very excited that we are giving you choice. We must remember that generations fought long and hard for the right to vote. It wasn’t long ago that large portions of the population were not allowed to vote. Women got the right to vote 100 years ago. African-Americans fought for their right to go to the polls and got it in 1965 with the Voting Rights Act. Today we see voter suppression tactics and gerrymandering in many states. Don’t squander this important and very precious right. In our presidential and midterm elections, I vote Democratic to protect things very dear to me and that we risk losing: good health care, Medicare, Social Security and good public schools, to name a few. There are reasons to get out and “vote local.” Those who run your town have an impact on your life. For example, at a Town Board meeting that I attended in my first

days in Wilton, a resident complained that his new addition to his home ended up close to the pump house of a recently built apartment complex and it smelled. Somehow the complex was built, the pump house ended up next to his addition, nothing was done, and the resident ended up selling his home. That’s one cautionary tale. But consider your roads (roundabouts on the horizon), your schools (over-crowded classrooms), the $6-8 million-dollar addition at Town Hall (did you know about this?), your home value, development (neighbors informed when it’s too late) and the impact of it. Additionally, with climate change, how does your town deal with water and energy? These all greatly impact your quality of life. Wouldn’t you want to know who’s making decisions? Wouldn’t you want to know about these projects from the beginning? We are always informed about them when it’s too late to do anything. As the fastest growing town in Saratoga County, and one of the fastest in the Capital Region, our population is now close to 18,000. It’s a different town than it was. The good news is that it has brought people of

The Wilton Town Hall on Traver Road. Photo by Larry Goodwin.

many backgrounds, with creative ways to tackle these issues and save money. It’s great to have two firemen on the town board and a third running, but shouldn’t we have women,

educators, environmentalists, and people with backgrounds like economic development on our town board? We respect the work that has been done in Wilton so far. We do not respect the scare tactics that are being used by the Wilton Republicans. The Wilton Democrats are not tired of hearing about “no town tax.” We do know the town is encroaching 18,000 in population and we may need new ways to save money and fresh ideas. We have no intention of seizing land by eminent domain; we believe in development but feel everyone should be brought to the table early in the process. We have never mentioned a “highway tax” and if bigger government means possibly hiring a full-time town planner, let’s go for it.

It’s time to move forward and elect new people with ideas. Don’t sit home on election day and think your vote does not matter. It does. In the meantime, seek out your candidates, ask them questions, get answers. And remember, on this 100th anniversary of the women’s vote, let’s celebrate by voting. And vote in a couple of women. We support Nancy Dwyer for town supervisor, Paula Tancredi Penman and Ken Garcia for town board, Eric D. Rosenberg for town justice, and John Helenek for highway superintendent. Pat Tuz Chairperson Wilton Democratic Committee

Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017


Wellspring Eyes Grand Prize by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — The staff and supporters of Wellspring on Broadway—the largest organization in Saratoga County working to end domestic violence and serve those affected by it—are in the midst of an ambitious fundraising campaign, which features events at various businesses in and around the city. The goal is to raise enough local money to qualify for a $100,000 grand prize provided by the Allstate Insurance Foundation. The foundation’s “Purple Purse Challenge” awards a total of $700,000 to groups nationwide after the completion of similar campaigns through October, which is known as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Maggie Fronk, the executive director of Wellspring, said that many years of raising awareness in local communities has led to “a better understanding” of domestic violence. “Folks are coming in to get the help they need,” she said. However, Fronk noted, “we still see a problem.” In its literature, Wellspring defines domestic violence (also known as “intimate partner violence” or “relationship abuse”) as “a pattern of coercive behavior/tactics used by someone against a current or former intimate partner, dating partner, or spouse in an attempt to gain or maintain power and control. “Types of abuse can include physical, sexual, psychological and economic abuse. These same behaviors can also be perpetrated against family members.” Paul Budlong, the director of development at Wellspring, reported that the agency serves nearly 800 domestic violence victims in Saratoga County every year. Individuals and families are assisted through the process of obtaining legal restraining orders or finding various types of temporary housing, he said. In the 2016 Allstate competition, Budlong explained, local fundraising efforts for Wellspring resulted in a fifth place award. Fronk said that amounted to roughly $26,000, in addition to local donations of about $51,000. The agency’s funding is provided mainly by such donations

Karen Totino in her Green Conscience showroom at 33 Church Street. Photo by Larry Goodwin.

Karen Charbonneau and Paul Budlong promoting their respective causes in the Saratoga Springs City Center. Photo by

along with federal, state and local grants, she added. This year’s scheduled events included a “Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends” evening at Longfellow’s on Oct. 11; an event at Nanola on Oct. 12; a book club gathering at Northshire Bookstore on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m.; a “karma cycling class” at Saratoga Cycling Studio on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m.; and a beer tasting and dining benefit at Kraverie on Saturday, Oct. 21 starting at 4 p.m. According to a statement, realestate agents Karen Charbonneau and Karen Totino are also teaming up next week for a reception to benefit Wellspring. They will announce the formation of their new Saratoga Home Team venture as well.

Totino is the owner of Green Conscience Home and Garden at 33 Church Street, where the Saratoga Home Team ribbon cutting and Wellspring reception will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 17 starting at 4 p.m. “One of the Saratoga Home Team’s core values is to bring compassion to our business and our clients,” Totino offered in the statement.

“Domestic violence is a huge contributor to family homelessness,” stated Charbonneau, a licensed associate real-estate broker, U.S. Army veteran and former youth sports coach. “Karen Totino and I are honored to be able to combine the launch of our real estate team with support for a vital community charity like Wellspring, that provides resources for those experiencing abuse.”

Fronk expressed gratitude for all of the businesses and local individuals who are rising to meet this year’s “Purple Purse Challenge,” despite a seemingly endless barrage of negative media headlines from around the country. “Every day we see how kind, compassionate and generous people in our community are,” Fronk said.



Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

Chefs Dish It Out for NCMEC All photos by

Dish It Out event chairperson Linda Palazzole flanked by Outstanding Parents award winners Matt and Robin Dalton, left, and Mark Lawrence and Tonya-Pellegrini-Lawrence, right, at Dish It Out event.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Dish It Out, an event staged Oct. 5 to benefit the New York chapter of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, raised $60,000 to support free educational programs for children, parents, teachers and law enforcement in the Capital Region. Since 1984, NCMEC has worked to locate and recover missing children, prevent the sexual exploitation of children and keep children safer while in school, in public areas, and on the Internet. In 2011, the organization opened its fourth New York

state office - a satellite location in Saratoga Springs in a space on Ballston Avenue donated by the Saratoga Center for the Family. The local NCMEC office was spearheaded by Ed Suk, executive director of the organization’s New York chapter, and Sam Palazzole, chairman of the local advisory board. Palazzole was a college roommate of John Walsh’s, who co-founded the organization in 1984, three years after his 6-year-old son, Adam, was abducted and murdered. This year alone the Capital Region Office will deliver over

150 programs in regional schools reaching over 10,000 students. During the “dish it out” gourmet celebrity chef event at Saratoga National Golf Club last week, NCMEC’s Capital Region Office presented for the first time their Outstanding Parent Award. The award, shared by Matt and Robin Dalton, and TonyaPellegrini-Lawrence and Mark Lawrence, is provided to those making an inspired effort to ensure their kids are taught the tools to keep themselves safe.

NCMEC N.Y. branch Executive Director Ed Suk, and Board of Advisors Chairman Sam Palazzole at the organization’s Dish It Out fundraiser at Saratoga National Golf Club on Oct. 5, 2017.

DZ Restaurants Executive Chef Fabrizio Bazzani at Dish It Out event.

Sensations scallops by Chef Scot Ringwood of Lake Ridge Restaurant in Round Lake at Dish It Out event.

Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

Follow The Money:

Saratoga Springs Mayoral Candidates File Financial Disclosure Reports for October by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — With Election Day less than one month away, city Republican Mayoral candidate Mark Baker has approximately $23,000 in his political war chest to spend and Democrat mayoral candidate Meg Kelly about $2,100, according to the candidates respective 32-day Pre-General financial disclosure statements of Oct. 6. Baker’s campaign began with about $21,5000 on hand in July. To date, Baker has received just over $40,000 in total contributions and spent about $17,000, resulting in a closing balance of approximately $23,000. Financial contributors to Baker’s campaign include a handful of local builders, construction companies and developers, John Hendrickson and Marylou Whitney, and local GOP political figures Shauna Sutton and Michael Lenz. Baker was previously the long-time president of the City Center Authority. Democrat Meg Kelly, currently the city’s Deputy Mayor, entered the race with $6,000

on hand in July. Kelly’s financial supporters include prominent City Democrats Raymond Watkins, Bill McTygue and Bahram Kermmati, as well as current city Supervisor Peter Martin. Political committees supporting current officeholders Mayor Joanne Yepsen, Judge Francine Vero and Accounts Commissioner John Franck have also contributed to Kelly’s campaign. Kelly has received approximately $17,000 in all and spent nearly $15,000 as of the Oct. 6 filing. Candidates are next required to file financial statements 11 days prior to Election Day. There are 25 voting districts and approximately 18,000 registered voters in the city of Saratoga Springs. Those voters are distributed approximately evenly among three groups: registered Democrats, registered Republicans, and those either registered with parties other than Democrat or Republican, or voters unaffiliated with any party. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7.


Sunflower Wreath-Making Class

Vegetables and flowers grown this summer in the gardens at Pitney Meadows Community Farm. Photo by

SARATOGA SPRINGS – You may have seen the patch of glorious sunflowers growing all summer in Pitney Meadows Community Gardens. Now you can turn them into a beautiful wreath to adorn your

home this fall and feed them to our feathered friends this winter. Learn how in a class taught by Suzanne Balet-Haight on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Balet Flowers Greenhouse, 5041 Nelson Avenue Extension from 10 a.m. to noon.

A $20 fee includes sunflowers. Half the proceeds will go to the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens. For more information or to register, call 518-584-8555.

Panel Discussion at City Center on Proposed New City Charter SARATOGA SPRINGS — A panel discussion regarding the proposed new City Charter will be held 7- 9 p.m. on Thursday,

Oct. 26 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The measure will be on the November ballot for the residents of Saratoga Springs.

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Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

Logging Rights and Alleged Wrongs in Luther Forest Continued from front page.

homeowners have expressed opposition to the Mackays’ logging operations. Some have made appearances at Malta Town Board meetings to voice complaints, only to be told by officials that the town has no legal right to intervene. The Fox Wander West Homeowners’ Association has filed suit against Luther Forest Corp. in Saratoga Supreme Court, claiming that the company is liable for “hazardous trees” left behind as well as damages to recreational trails caused by heavy machinery during the logging operations. Penny Kretchmer, the association’s president, did not return repeated requests for comment. A woman answering the phone for Walsh and Walsh, the Saratoga Springs firm that

represents the Fox Wander West association, said attorneys there “prefer not to comment.” On the neighborhood association’s website (http://www., “an important message about trees” is on the front page: “After reviewing the deeds and original offer documents for the forest,” the message says, “it’s clear that The Luther Forest Corporation is responsible for hazardous trees.” Video messages on Facebook, under the title “Save Our Forest,” have been appearing in recent days condemning the Mackays’ logging operations. “Farming trees right up to someone’s property line and leaving nothing left but a huge mess is not respectful,” posted one “Save Our Forest” commenter. “Destroying our trails that have existed for decades and leaving the repair costs for the residents

is not respectful…We are tired of being disrespected.” Mackay disagreed, noting how, after logging in Luther Forest common areas began in April, she had communicated promptly with about 50 homeowners to address concerns regarding fallen trees near their property. “I made a point to be available,” she said. Mackay has organized a forum on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. for residents to get more information about the logging process in Luther Forest. It will be held at 2 Fox Wander Road, in one of the first areas cleared of trees this year. Previously, Mackay said, letters announcing the start of logging operations were sent to each of the three main neighborhood associations in Luther Forest. This is the “loudest” residents have ever been about the tree cutting, she added. Heidi Brooks, who recently resigned as vice president of the Fox Wander East Homeowners’ Association, opined that each of the associations in Luther Forest “are keeping a lot of information from the homeowners.” Brooks has communicated regularly with Mackay, attempting to clarify the process for other homeowners. Yet Brooks also expressed concern for damages to trails, and for

Marissa Mackay on a pile of red pine ready for the market. Photo by

veterans in Luther Forest who are sensitive to the “loud crack” and noticeable vibrations of a tree falling. “I think that people forget that a forest isn’t meant to be a park,” Mackay said this week in response to such concerns, during a tour of the “logging headers” in common areas that recent work crews created as staging areas for fallen trees. “When you decide to go walking in the forest, you might have to step over something—like that root I just caught my toe on.” “The tops of the trees and the stumps have a lot of nutrients in them. We want them to stay here and rot, and feed what’s

left,” Mackay added, as she walked the same trails that were created by her grandparents as part of a legal agreement with the original Luther Forest homeowners’ associations. She explained that Luther Forest Corp. is harvesting trees year-round on 3,200 more acres owned by the Mackays, down from the original 7,000 acres belonging to their ancestor Tom Luther. “We almost always have a crew on property somewhere,” Mackay said. “It just so happens that we have a lot of neighbors over in this neck of the woods.” The company that cuts down most of the trees is Saratoga Land Management, which was started in part by Mackay’s father, Alexander, a retired certified forester who now lives in New Hampshire. Mackay said the cutting crews approach every tree they harvest as seasoned professionals. “I can probably put a can down, and they can drop it on the can,” she said. “They’re good at what they do. That’s why they do it.” She also hopes Luther Forest residents will understand the long-term role her family has played in preserving the health of the area’s trees, albeit through the constant logging. “You come in and you do that selective harvest to try to make sure that you allow the species that are more desirable, that are stronger in this environment, the proper space and nutrients that they need so you can have stronger species be the ones that are regenerating and surviving,” Mackay said.

Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

Business Keynote Set for Hall of Springs

Robert Safian. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Albany-based Center for Economic Growth (CEG) announced this week that the editor and managing director of Fast Company, Robert Safian, will speak at its annual meeting and anniversary celebration on Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Hall of Springs in the Saratoga Spa State Park. Safian will address the 2017 meeting theme, “A Region Connected.” Since its inception 30 years ago, the CEG has connected likeminded businesses, public entities, educational institutions and government representatives to unify and strengthen the Capital Region. Joining Safian throughout the evening will be CEG’s president and CEO, Andrew Kennedy; and Laura Schweitzer, Ph.D., chair of the CEG board and vice president for the University at Albany’s health sciences and biomedical initiatives. Since joining Fast Company in 2007, Safian has developed a reputation for the media outlet ( that highlights the “new” in business, while maintaining reverence to the “tried and true.” With its fresh and honest take on the world of business, Fast Company inspires millions of workers, entrepreneurs and leaders to instigate change in their respective industries. With Safian’s leadership at Fast Company, the magazine has earned many accolades, including the National Magazine Award for Magazine of the Year in 2014. Prior to his role at Fast Company, Safian served as an executive editor for Time and Fortune and

headed Money as its chief editor for six years. Registration for the CEG’s 2017 annual meeting and 30th anniversary celebration is available online until Friday, Oct. 20. The event program includes networking, a cocktail hour, a seated dinner and Safian’s keynote presentation. Tickets are $150 for CEG investors or $175 for general admission. Select sponsorships are available by contacting Andrea Swank, director of marketing for CEG at andreas@ More information is available at

BSBPA October Network Meeting BALLSTON — The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association (BSBPA) will sponsor a networking breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Brookside Nursery, located at 824 Route 67 in the Town of Ballston, will host the event. Brookside Nursery is one of the area’s best-regarded landscaping and garden businesses. Since 1976, the garden center has been serving customers with a wide selection of flowers, plants, trees and shrubs, as well as garden supplies. The award- winning landscaping team works with customers to create and install landscaping designs suited to all budgets and growing conditions. Brookside also offers workshops, “plant and sip” events and other opportunities to learn or enjoy gardening in a social setting. The cost for the BSBPA breakfast is $5 with advance reser vation—prepayment available at or RSVP to info@ballston. org and pay at the door. Nonreserved walk-ins that morning are $10. Business and community members are welcome; BSBPA membership is not required to attend. The BSBPA sponsors networking breakfasts every month at different locations in and around Ballston Spa. For more information, visit the website


TV Producer Joins Hospice House Board BALLSTON SPA — Kevin Bright has joined the Gateway House of Peace Board of Directors. He will formally embark on this role at the nonprofit organization’s annual Thanks-forGiving Celebration on Nov. 2 at Longfellow’s Restaurant in Saratoga Springs. Bright is one of the original executive producers behind the Emmy Award–winning television series “Friends” and is vice president and founding director of Emerson College Los Angeles, in California. Since the 1980s, Bright has produced numerous specials and programs featured on cable television. Bright and his wife Claudia live in Los Angeles and they also have a summer home in Greenfield Center, where Claudia grew up. They have twin sons, Justin and Zachary. Bright is a longtime supporter of Gateway, a donordriven charitable community organization, whose mission is dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable, caring residence

Online Boutique Opens Studio in Long Alley SARATOGA SPRRINGS — Vuela Online Boutique has found a brick and mortar home in the city with its newly opened shop and studio in the downtown area. The store features independent designer lines, products and giftware from emerging artisans and designers around the globe. Like the under-the-radar brands that Vuela showcases, the shop is located slightly

for terminally ill patients in need of a home during their final days. In 2016, Bright was introduced to a 35-year-old terminal cancer patient residing at Gateway. The young woman was an avid fan of “Friends,” so off the beaten path at 65 Long Alley Way Suite #1. A grand opening celebration is set for Oct. 14 from noon to 5:00 p.m. Launched five years ago in California by avid traveler and design enthusiast Marji De Las Alas, the online retailer has highlighted accessories such as handbags, scarves and jewelry; home wares; and a limited collection of apparel. For more information, contact De Las Alas at marji@, call 518350-4570 or visit the website

Bright’s sister-in-law, a member of the organization’s board of directors, invited him to meet the young woman. Through this connection, Bright was deeply touched by his firsthand experience of the care provided by the staff.

16 BALLSTON SPA 299 Lake Rd., $335,000. Key Bank National Association sold property to Cui Hong Liu. 44 Lancaster Court, $404,989. Traditional Homebuilders and Developers Inc. sold property to Tracy Kayser-Messing and Gert Messing. 25 Mourningkill Dr., $226,200. Joanne Lorenc sold property to Keith Searles and Patricia Keister. 216 Kingsley Rd., $221,450. Eric Labrecque sold property to Iris Rush. 320 Goode St., $200,000. John Goddard sold property to Joshua Knight. 347 Moonlight Dr., $364,000. Theodore and Beth Karis sold property to Jacob and Misha

PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS Marvel. 18 Cypress Dr., $331,505. Heritage Builders Group LLC sold property to Andrew and Theresa Proler. 28 Buell Ave., $183,400. Frances Stout (by Exec) sold property to Joshua and Kendra McLean.

MALTA 2 Cherry Court, $447,007. Marini Land II Inc. sold property to Mark and Kathryn Skanes. 8 Pepperbush Place, $152,000. Joseph and Holly Schaus sold property to Simon Schaus. 13 Callaghan Blvd., $549,900. Pipino Builders LLC sold property to Theresa Bernacki.


327 Meadowlark Dr., $247,000. Nicholas and Kristin Ackerman sold property to Shane and Lauren Moison. Pinewood Lane, $42,000. Jody and Rodney Wheeler (Co-Trustees) sold property to Brian Theriault. 592 Acland Blvd., $370,000. Charles and Ingrid Phillips sold property to Michael and Alyssa Read. 594 Grand Ave., $395,000. Kieran and Maria Henneghan sold property to Michael and Jessica Fox. 44 Birchtree Lane, $306,862. Richard Martin (by Atty) sold property to Pennymac Loan Services LLC. 49 Middle St., $175,000. Brian and Jennifer Randio sold property to Brian Didier. 50 Knollwood Hollow Terrace, $222,000. Geraldine Guido (by Agent) sold property to James Faulkner.

Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

SARATOGA SPRINGS 18 Division St., $425,000. Theresa Gibbons sold property to Maryann Goldstock. Vacant Lot Andrews St., $25,000. Carol Pulver sold property to Barbara Ross Cassidy. 5 Lee Dr., $270,000. Adam Fowler sold property to LIGA NY. 122 Middle Ave., $340,000. Kyle and Alexandra Stevens sold property to Kevin Johnson and Carly Cunningham. 2 Madeline Dr., $335,000. Sean and Corey Comiskey sold property to Allan and Jessica Winney. 32 Vista Dr., $665,000. Devon and Kathy Howe sold property to Keven Carpenter. 60 West Ave., $430,000. Sixty West Avenue LLC sold property to Lookout Saratoga LLC. 30 White St., $495,000. Twenty Eight Thirty Two White Street

LLC sold property to Lucas Somerwill. 176 Broadway, $2,600,000. Turf and Spa Motel Inc. John Larkin Inc. 4 Benton Dr., $305,000. Nedra Stimpfle sold property to William and Janice Christiano. 52 Quevic Dr., $173,000. Augustus Slade sold property to Lisa and Daniel Roicki. 4 Lincoln Ave., $362,500. Eric Brothers sold property to Thomas and Alison Siragusa. 5 Pamela Lane, $473,258 Blitman Saratoga LLC sold property to Iljung Park. 133 Hathorn Blvd., $222,500. Donna Baehm sold property to Kara and Lester Douglas.

STILLWATER 2 Aft Court, $295,000. James and Maree Fox sold property to Kyle Faulkner and Jessica Glagov. 6 Kellogg Rd., $69,000. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company sold property to Nicholas Polsinelli. 20 Clinton Court N. $233,500. Michael Sacco sold property to Kimberly Chicoine and Tyrone Gladden. 311 River Rd., $75,000. Catherine Smith sold property to Thomas Provencher and Tracey Murray. 60 Whitney Rd. South, $338,000. Bonita Powers sold property to Jodi and Roger Powers III.

WILTON 8 Margaret Dr., $345,000. Altamont Park Apts. Inc. sold property to Aaron and Meghan Mondore. 25 Cider Mill Way, $451,780. Smith Bridge LLC sold property to Michael and Ashley Cifor. 3 Woodard Rd., $60,000. Brougham Reo Owner LP sold property to Ritchie Gregory and Wendy Millard. 7 Loriann Dr., $249,900. Terry Chouinard sold property to Michael and Donna Michele. 43 Damascus Dr., $300,000. David and Margaret Guerrieri sold property to Alexander Lushkevich and Brianne Bellon.

Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017




Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

Banzai by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY Over 30,000 teachers use Banzai, an award-winning financial literacy course, nationwide. The goal of this program is to equip students with financial education that they will need in the future. It incorporates real-life scenarios such as paying rent, auto insurance, saving for unexpected costs, college tuition, and more. Banzai was founded in 2007 in Provo, Utah by coowners Morgan Vandagriff and Kendall Buchanan and has spread to this area via TCT Federal Credit Union. “Our goal for Banzai is to educate and inspire students to take their future into their own hands by developing positive money habits. The Banzai program helps students prepare for their financial future,” said

Emily Inman, Public Relations Manager at Banzai. Ballston Spa High School and Still Water Middle School and High School are utilizing this program. TCT Federal Credit Union has provided this program free of charge to local schools, including those above. This program is online but has supplemented workbooks as well, that are within the state curriculum requirements for personal finance education. TCT CEO Curt Cecala has said, “too often students get out of school and they just aren’t ready for the financial roller coasters life can give us. Banzai teaches students to navigate those twists and turns and come out on top.” Lynne Blake is the ninth and tenth grade business teacher at Ballston Spa High School who initiated contact with Banzai. She needed financial sponsors in order to do the

Banzai booklets. Photos provided by Emily Inman.

program, so Blake reached out to several financial institutions and TCT Federal Credit Union responded. “Basically, we put up the money to pay for the workbooks each student receives. The rest of the lessons are set up online,” said Kate Shoemaker, marketing manager at TCT Federal Credit Union.

“It’s really cool the way it’s done. It’s based on a choose your own adventure style. Similar to that old Oregon Trail computer game. They do the program once as a lesson and then at the end is a game that the students have to get through on their own, it usually takes them about three tries to get it right,” Shoemaker said.

“Unfortunately, I haven’t started using Banzai yet, but it looks great! It uses real world scenarios and I think the students will love it,” Blake said. To access the program, teachers may contact the credit union or the company directly at www.tctfcu.teachbanzai. com or call 888-8-BANZAI.

Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017


Act with Respect Always at Oliver Winch Middle School SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Coach Rich Johns spent an entire day presenting and visiting with students at Oliver Winch Middle School in South Glens Falls. Johns spoke with these middle schoolers about his Act with Respect Always (AWRA) program. AWRA is a “pay it forward movement, started in his sixth grade classes and tennis program stressing the importance of one’s personal character. It is designed to build respect and leadership, teach positive and constructive behavior, and help stop bullying before it starts, both on campus and off. Looking at each person as a leader and stressing teamwork, kindness, empathy, courage

Saratoga Independent School Open House SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Thursday, Oct. 19 at 9:00 a.m. the Saratoga Independent School (SIS) will hold their open house at 459 Lake Avenue. This open house is for grades pre-school through sixth grade. While anyone interested in attending is encouraged to RSVP, it is not required. At the open house, prospective parents and students will attend a morning meeting and information session, meet with teachers and current parents and students, and receive a tour of the school by Interim Head of School Lisa Brown. SIS has been around for over 25 years and has maintained their mission to “empower students to become confident learners who are capable of critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork. We strive to equip our students with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in an increasingly complex world, while enriching each day of their childhood. We provide students with an environment in which a high priority is placed on respect and caring for one another,” said the official statement from SIS. To RSVP, call 518-583-0841.

Schuylerville Student Musicians Perform at Fall Festival SCHUYLERVILLE — At the second annual Schuylerville Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 8, eight Schuylerville middle schoolers performed in three-student chamber ensembles at the public library. These students, Rylie Goldup, Sarah McMahon, Jane Yates, Sofie Lamodi, Arielle Sowle, Ian Bailey, Meghan Krahling, and Daryl Headen, are all members of the


SEDC’s Career Jam

Mrs. Sutton and Coach Johns and students following his presentation. Photo provided by Rich Johns.

and honesty, amongst other key traits, he strives to make everyone aware of their daily actions,” as described on the website. Mrs. Sutton, the teacher involved with bringing Johns to Oliver Winch seventh and eighth grade band.

Four Ballston Spa High School Students Recognized as Commended Students BALLSTON SPA — Four seniors have been identified by the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program; Veronika Hughes, Joseph Irish, Evan Johnson, and Isabel Rutkey. Commended Students place among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered by taking the 2016 preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

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 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 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.

Middle School said, “thank you, Rich, for sharing your message, once again, to our school. The numbers 99 to 1 are so powerful for all of us to understand and live by every day.”

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.

S.T.E.A.M. Saturday SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, families with children three and up are invited to join the museum for programs designed around science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Event is free with museum admission and pre-registration is required.

Kids Cooking SARATOGA SPRINGS — At Serendipity Art Studio on 26 Congress St., kids seven and up can partake in an interactive cooking class that focuses on kitchen techniques and understanding recipes. Registration is required and it is $25 to attend, the classes start at 11:00 a.m. and go until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15: Breakfast Crepes Sunday, Oct. 22: Mini Cheese Quiches and Pear Salad Saturday, Oct. 29: Acorn Squash Soup with Crème Fraiche.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga-Warren-Washington Workforce Development Board, in conjunction with The WashingtonSaratoga-Warren-HamiltonEssex (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 handson career exploration event for eighth and ninth grade in our area,” according to the SEDC statement. These Clusters are: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, A/V Technology and Communications;

Business, Management, and Administration; Education and Training; Finance; Government and Public Administration; Health Sciences; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; Manufacturing; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. This event will take place in the TEC-SMART building, which is on Hermes Road in Malta. If you are a business or students interested in learning more about Career Jam, visit www.Career-Jam. com.


Ghosts in the Yaddo Gardens Ghosts in the Yaddo Garden Tours will be held on Friday and Sunday evenings at 5 p.m., through October 29. Docent led tours begin at the Yaddo Garden parking lot and last for approximately one hour. This tour is of the Yaddo Gardens and does not include the Yaddo Mansion. Cost is $10 per person (children 12 and under are free). Private docent led ghost tours may be arranged at a date convenient to your group through October 29. Contact Yaddo at 518584-0746 or for more information.

Schuyler Farms Haunted Corn Maze Have you ever wondered what comes out at night in the corn maze? Stop by and enter our Field of Screams Friday and Saturday nights in October to find out! You will never experience anything quite like the Field of Screams! Every twist and turn in the maze will hold a new surprise for you. As you navigate your way thru the corn maze, with just a flashlight to light your way, anticipation and fear will build inside of you. There are demons and ghouls around every bend...masked men with chainsaws following behind you...haunted buildings within the maze to pass thru...and many more surprises that will make you laugh and cry. If you think you are brave, really brave, then we dare you to enter “The Field of Scream”! “We are the stalk of the town” Cost is $14 per victim. For more information call 518-6955308 or visit www.schuylerfarms. com.

Double M Haunted Hayrides Scary Harry, the iconic ghost cowboy of Double M, has a horrifying experience awaiting you yet again this year. Your journey


will begin with a true Haunted Hayride on a tractor-drawn wagon, winding through the dark woods that are rumored to be filled with spirits and creatures of unimaginable beings. At the conclusion of the hayride, your journey will continue on foot into the Walking Undead where you will enter the zombie-infested prison – can you escape? Beyond Walking Undead is Brutality, the deep woods compound of a tortuous family. Next up is the Last Inn, a residence that is known for a disappearing guest or two and a truly insane innkeeper – don’t be the last in to the Last Inn. Your final destination is our newest attraction Outage, a total darkness experience where you must rely on all of your senses to navigate and survive. The fun continues in our midway area with The Schadenfreude Circus, a side show that is sure to impress you and probably freak you out. We are waiting for you! Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays through October 29. Buy tickets now! Or call 518-884-9122 to make reservations! Not recommended for children under 8 years old.

Nightmares at Liberty Ridge Farm At Nightmares you will find SIX Haunted Attractions, all full of the scariest monsters and creepiest creatures you can dream up. Here you will find classic Halloween activities and then some… Featuring: TWO Haunted Houses, a Haunted Corn Maze, Wooden Stockade Fence Maze, The Underworld Tunnel, a Trail through the Haunted Forest. Also included is the Psychic Sideshow and a Haunted Trolley Ride!

Nightmares Haunted Attractions are open every Friday & Saturday night through October 28. Screams start at 7 p.m. Last admission sold at 10 p.m. Nightmares Admission is $26. Your $26 Nightmares admission includes access to all 6 Haunted Attractions as well as Brad’s Barnyard activities. Nightmares is not recommended for children under 10. General Admission is available on haunt nights ($15) for those who wish to enjoy Brad’s Barnyard & the Psychic Sideshow only. In the case of inclement weather, Liberty Ridge Farm will determine by 5 p.m. if Nightmares is to operate. Announcements will be posted on our website and Facebook page. For more information call 518664-1515. The farm is located at 29 Bevis Rd., Schaghticoke.

17th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge to Benefit Saratoga Bridges On October 14, 2017, the 17th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge will be run in Saratoga Spa State Park to benefit Saratoga Bridges. This event features 5K (walk or run) and 10K (run) through the beautiful and historic Saratoga Spa State Park. The day also includes a Fun Run for kids 12 and under.

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Costumes are welcome! For more information call 518-587-0723 or visit http://www.saratogabridges. org/fundraising-events/greatpumpkin-challenge/.

Things That Go Bump in the Night Nature Event Join us for the 3rd Annual “Things that Go Bump in the Night” guided, nature hike event on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Veterans Memorial Park, in the Town of Clifton Park. Meet up at the large pavilion for the hike start. Parking is available next to the softball fields. Families and all ages are invited. Guides will lead small groups outside for about a one-mile trail loop, to stop at several nature stations for interactive learning about animals in our local woods and meadows. A small campfire will be featured with s’mores. Please RSVP by calling 518-371-6054.

Special Olympics New York rUNDEAD 5K This year we are going on a competitive treasure hunt/ geocache event sponsored by Death Wish Coffee to see who can cure the zombie infection or see if the zombie infection will consume the planet! This year our event will be on October 15, 2017 at the Orenda Pavilion. Registration opens at 12:30 p.m. and the race begins at 2:30 p.m., with awards at 3:45 p.m. You will have one hour to locate three geocaching containers in the park, following a treasure map, to be entered to win the grand prizes. We still have zombies and we still have humans. Instead of humans seeing if they can outrun the zombie infestation. This year we

will see if humans can preserve the planet for the human race by curing the zombie infection outbreak, or will zombies take over? Only you can decide by participating in The Saratoga Rundead. Register as a part of “Team Human” and you will be given a treasure map to find the components for the zombie virus outbreak. Register as a part of “Team Zombie” and you will be given a treasure map to find the components to make the outbreak spread across the planet. Online Registration: $35 for human/ zombie; $25 for junior human/ zombie. To register visit http://

Pumpkin Carving Contest at Sunnyside Gardens Calling all pumpkin carvers! Here is your chance to display your artistry with HUGE pumpkins as your canvas. All pumpkins are provided by Sunnyside Gardens, all you have to do, is register and bring your carving tools! First Place Award: $500. Second Place Award: $300, Third Place Award: $200 Displaying of pumpkins and voting will take place on Thursday, October 19 at the “Touched By An Angel” benefit for The Community Hospice at The National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, NY. Pumpkin carving will take place on October 17 and October 18 from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. at Sunnyside Gardens, located at 345 Church St., Saratoga Springs. All children welcome with adult supervision. This event is open to the public and any donations are greatly apprectiated for the “Touch By An Angel” benefit. If you are interested in showing off your pumpkin carving skills, please register at www.

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Operation Adopt a Soldier Harvest Event - Haunted Hayride & Haunted House Join Operation Adopt A Soldier for its 16th annual Haunted Hayride at Gavin Park in Wilton. October 20, 21 and October 27, 28, 5 to 10 p.m. A family friendly feature will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. The event offers fun for all ages with games, food, face painting and a costume contest at 6:30 p.m. nightly. Cost is $10 for “Little Screamers” and $12 per person. You can prepurchase tickets and skip the line, simply message us here or email, OperationAdoptASoldierInc@ You’re in for a scare if you join us for our Haunted Hayride after dark! For more information call, email or Facebook message.

5th Annual Fall Family Festival in Ballston Spa Everyone throughout the school community is invited to Ballston Spa Central School District’s Fall Family Festival presented by Ballston Spa National Bank on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Ellms Family Farm located at 448 Charlton Rd. in Ballston Spa. The admission cost this year is $16.75 per person and children under 2 are free. Over 35 activities for children will be available, including the giant jumping pillow, a corn maze, zip lines, and much more. Information and exhibits will also be provided by the Ballston Spa schools, students and related organizations. Thank you to our Title Sponsor Ballston Spa National Bank. Partial proceeds from the event will benefit the Ballston Spa Partnership for Innovation in Education Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region.

Halloween Party On Saturday, October 21, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., the American Legion Auxiliary is giving the village children a Halloween Party. It

will be at the American Legion Henry Cornell Post 234, 23 Pleasant St., Ballston Spa. Come in costume and have some fun.

Sloppy Kisses 12th Annual Howl-O-Ween Costume Parade & Contest Join us on October 21 for our biggest event of the year as the dogs take over Downtown Saratoga dressed in their spookiest costumes. Don’t be afraid to get into the act and dress up as well. At 11:15 a.m. Check-in at Sloppy Kisses located at 425 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 11:30 a.m. the Costume Parade from Sloppy Kisses to the Parting Glass, located at 40 Lake Ave. Saratoga Springs. At noon the Costume Contest and Doggie Yappy Hour at the Parting Glass. Prizes in the canine costume contest will be awarded for: (1) Most Original Costume; (2) Cutest Costume; and (3) Best Human/Canine Duo. In order to participate, you must register your dog at Sloppy Kisses. The registration fee is $5 per dog. Each dog participating in the event will receive a goodie bag. The deadline to preregister for the event is Wednesday, October 18. Day of the event registration will be $10 per dog (no goodie bag). Proceeds benefit American Humane - Harvey Relief Fund. We look forward to seeing you and your dog(s) at this ghoulish affair.

Twilight Cemetery Tour in Greenridge Cemetery Join the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation on October 25, at 5 p.m. for “Madness, Murder, Untimely Deaths, and Strange Coincidences,” a rare opportunity to explore Greenridge Cemetery at dusk. Volunteer docent Gloria May will navigate the tombs and monuments of Greenridge Cemetery, discussing the historical and architectural background of the American rural cemetery movement while unearthing tales of Saratoga’s most notable residents. Come discover the final resting place

HALLOWEEN CALENDAR 21 of many individuals who made Saratoga Springs home while taking in the spooky spirit of the season! Bring a flashlight and meet at Sackett Gates on Lincoln Avenue.

13th Annual Ballston Spa Witch Walk Double double, toil and trouble! It’s time to bust out your broom sticks and magic wands! The annual Witch Walk is making its way to the streets of Ballston Spa, beginning at the American Legion located at 23 Pleasant St. in Ballston Spa, on October 27 from 6 – 11:55 p.m. for its spookiest year yet! Wristbands are available: Send $25 per person. You can make a check written out to cash or Carol Lang, 457 Garret Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Send with a selfaddressed envelope or include your address so we can mail the tickets to you.

Whispering Bones An Evening of Spooky Storytelling On Friday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. Hubbard Hall, located at 25 E. Main St., Cambridge will have their annual fundraiser and evening of spooky stories return just in time for Halloween. You’ll be sure to get a kick out of these bizarre, sometimes scary, and hilarious stories told by our company of storytellers. $20 General Admission/$10 Students.

Halloween Family Fun Day On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. – Noon, families can enjoy free admission to the National Museum of Racing located at 191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs there will be a Halloween-themed craft activity in the Horse Play! Gallery. Recommended for ages 3-10. For more information, call 518-5840400.

Tang Family Saturday: Spiders and Spider Webs On Saturday, October 28 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. we will take a ride to the second floor in our spooky

elevator with Tony Oursler’s Talking Light, then look at Dean Snyder’s shiny metal spider web in in the Staff Only part of the museum. Afterwards, we will make colorful spiders and spider webs out of pipe-cleaners, beads, and colored wire, just in time to decorate for Halloween or just for fun! Free admission. The museum is located on the Skidmore Campus, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs.

Hubbard Hall-o-ween Monster Mash Ball Hubbard Hall-O-Ween moves INSIDE the Hall this year for a Monster Mash on Saturday, October 28 at 7 p.m. Costumes are encouraged as you dance your way through spooky corners and delicious treats like Apple Cider and Pumpkin Bread will surely please all members of your party from the tiniest trick-ortreater to the strongest super hero. Tickets and concession sales go to support the Hubbard Hall Dance Costume Fund! 25 E. Main St., Cambridge. General Admission is $10 and $5 for students.

2017 Saratoga DBA Fall Festival in Saratoga Springs Bring the whole family to celebrate the fall season in beautiful downtown Saratoga Springs with fun and games at the 16th Annual Saratoga Downtown Business Association Fall Festival on Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Young and old alike will find themselves rediscovering all there is to love about the fall season at this funfilled FREE event. Plus, with all the fun activities planned, this is one event you and your family will not want to miss! Some of the Fall Festival Activities Include: Rock Climbing Wall, Music Performances, Magic Shows, Trick or Treating, Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, Photo Booths, Costume Parade, and more! All entertainment is free and open to the public. For further information, contact the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association at 518-587-8635.

18th Annual Scary Story Night! Join us on October 28, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. for an evening of spooky Native tales hosted by the well-known storytelling trio of Joseph, James and Jesse Bruchac. The first half of the performance will focus on stories that may be a bit frightening but not too scary for smaller children. The second half of the performance will include some truly terrifying tales featuring readings from Joseph and James Bruchac’s best known books. This event will also include our annual pre-carved Pumpkin Contest! Children 12 and under may vie for prizes in the following categories: Scariest, Most Original and Funniest Jack-O-Lanterns. Parents are invited to bring in their child’s pre-carved pumpkin by 6:30 p.m. for judging. The spooky tales start at 7 p.m. The second half of Scary Story Night will be held outdoors at 8 p.m. so dress for warmth! Incase of inclement weather, the event will be held strictly indoors in the Performance room. Light refreshments will be offered, both healthy and Halloween goodies! The event will be held at Ndakinna Education Center, located at 23 Middle Grove Rd., in Greenfield Center. Suggested Donation of $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12. For more information call 518-583-9958.

Creep Show VI: Benefit for Caffe Lena Yes, boys and ghouls, it’s that time again when Caffe Lena turns to the dark side--for a good cause. It’s a sinful, silly and sinister musical extravaganza to raise funds for Caffe Lena’s year-round programming. On October 29, enjoy a diverse night of deadly grooves and devilish tunes at Caffe Lena, located at 47 Phila Street in Saratoga Springs, with a rich array of 518 bands, along with a couple songs by The Wrecking Board featuring Caffe Lena’s shockingly talented Board and Staff. Treat us to your presence at this important fundraiser and we won’t have to paper your house later in the year. Cost is $20 general admission, $18 for members and $10 for students and children.




Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

Removing the Mask How to be Your True Authentic Self

by Meghan Lemery Fritz, LCSW-R

for Saratoga TODAY As we get ready to celebrate Halloween at the end of this month we will see all over social media elaborate costumes and masks. Many people love to be

creative during this time of year and come up with all sorts of interesting ideas. Wearing a different costume or mask can be fun however, wearing a mask all the time can be exhausting and cause depression. A healthy self-esteem is rooted deeply in being who you are everywhere you go. For example, how you act at work is the same way you would act at the grocery store or in your home. People that know you would not be shocked to see you behave one way out socially and then how you behave at home when no one is watching. When we get caught up in wearing a mask we are stuck in approval seeking relationship patterns. The mask comes on to project what we want others to

think about us and we fear being found out for who we really are. When you have to wear a mask to get through your day to day life you will feel exhausted mentally, emotionally and physically. The amount of energy it takes to preform and be someone you are not takes a toll on your peace of mind and ability to enjoy your life. The difference between a confident person and an arrogant one is the presence of a mask. Arrogance is masked as healthy self-esteem but arrogance is really about projecting an image that makes you appear better than others. Arrogance separates us from true connection and blocks relationships from growing into an emotionally intimate connection. True confidence has no mask and enables us to connect with others in a healthy way. A confident person with a healthy selfesteem is able to speak truthfully about what gifts and talents they have and equally truthful about challenges they face. A person who wears a mask of arrogance does not have the ability to be vulnerable in any way. When you can love and accept yourself for who you are, spots, wrinkles and blemishes on the inside and out, you can experience true joy in everyday life. When you decide your

worth you will break the cord of approval seeking relationships and experience greater emotional well -being. While it’s fun to dress up and wear a mask for parties and celebrations it’s exhausting to wear one every day. Love yourself enough to practice liking and accepting yourself. Be aware if you start to hide beyond the mask of arrogance or even extreme shyness

because you are striving to get approval from others. If you need help growing your confidence work with a counselor and find some good reading material to help empower you each day. YOU ARE WORTH IT! Meghan Fritz is a psychotherapist practicing in State College, PA For more information email

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by Katherine Morna Towne

for Saratoga TODAY My two youngest sisters are nine and eleven years younger than me, and since much of my high school was spent helping care for them (which I loved), and I even went to college close by in large part so I wouldn’t miss their growing up, I still get amazed when I see two professional, adult women sitting at my kitchen table or hanging out at my parents’ house who look an awful lot like those little girls but are so … grown up. Because of them, I’m a little familiar with the feeling of “living vicariously” through others’ experiences—reliving my own high school, college, and post-grad years through hearing about theirs—but I wasn’t quite prepared for how intensely it would hit me when my oldest started eighth grade this year. I mean, this is his third year of middle school, so it’s not like we’re doing anything all that new. He’s basically doing all the same things that he’s been doing, except for having joined a school team, and maybe that’s what’s doing it to me: watching him run Cross Country at about the same age I was when I started running Cross Country, for the same school, at the same home course, is knocking me over with memories. It’s also knocking me over with … I’m not sure what the word for “crying my eyes out all the time” is? Verklempt, I guess: “overcome with emotion, choked up.” I’m verklempt watching him run with

the same intensity he brings to everything he thinks is worthwhile (just like his dad), seeing him as part of a high school team, hearing his older teammates cheering him on during the races, getting texts from him after away meets letting me know how he did. Even the care he takes getting his bag together every morning before school with what he needs for after-school practice, with no help needed from me, undoes me a little. I’m pretty sure I wrote about all this before (last month, the month before, etc.), and it’ll likely continue popping up going forward, since being verklempt is my current life. I was thinking, in light of all these big-boy things (teenage things even! We now have a teenager!) we do as a family these days, how much I really love seeing our youngest do the little-boy things that had been our entire life until recently. Like, on a recent morning, while driving the bigger boys to school, he kept yelling, “Mom! Mom! Mom! Look at me! Look at me!” “I can’t look while I’m driving!” I’d said, and he responded, “Well, I look amazing.” Indeed, when we arrived at school and I was able to take a look I laughed out loud— he had on orange kiddie construction goggles, his Spider Man baseball hat, and the hood of his Toy Story coat pulled up over his hat. And a huge grin, of course. If you were to visit our house at a random time during the day while his big brothers are at school, you might find him watching old-timey Spider Man episodes and eating cheese crackers out of a Minions bowl, or selecting books for me to read. He loves Green Eggs and Ham, and other recent choices were a book about Star Wars, one about puppies, and The Velveteen Rabbit. He’s got a bruise under one eye from a vigorous go-round in a bouncy bounce at school’s recent Family Fun Night, and he

jumps everywhere, with two feet, like a little frog or bunny rabbit—across the parking lot on our way into school, back to our seats after having accompanied me to receive Communion at Mass, up and down our front steps, every single time. I sent him to his room a little while ago for angrily throwing things when he didn’t like the lunch I made for him (a cheese sandwich he told me he wanted), and I just went to check on him because he was being awfully quiet, and there he was asleep, just where he’d thrown himself in his fit of temper, and, funny enough, a little frown still on his face. While I was up there I checked on my oldest, and

discovered that he, too, had dozed off, after having completed a several-mile run. Oh, my heart. It’s a blessing and a burden being the oldest and the youngest, especially when your mother is verklempt over every single thing you do. But it’s not just the oldest and the youngest, of course—when I came back downstairs from checking on them and sat back down where I’d been on the couch with my middle guys, watching a movie, two of them snuggled up against me (one of the olders and one of the youngers), another was eating the lunch he’d made for himself (!), another was just watching the movie barefoot and relaxed, I was, yes, verklempt

with the blessings of these boys. Each one of them doing what they should be doing at the ages they’re at—new things, familiar things, good things, mischievous things. This motherhood things is not for the faint of heart. Kate and her husband have six sons ages 13, 11, 9, 7, 5, and 3. Follow her at www. f a c eb o ok . c om / k mtow ne 2 3 , or email her at kmtowne23@



Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017


Arcaro, Shoemaker and Hartack, Race Riding Nobility

by Joe Raucci for Saratoga TODAY They were in a universe of their own, their accomplishments legendary. To put it into perspective, the Triple Crown races that include the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes are of the utmost importance on the horse racing calendar. That being said, three Hall of Fame jockeys accounted for a staggering 37 victories in that series. Let’s take a look at them. Eddie Arcaro gets first billing here. He was called “The Master.” It is fair to say Arcaro is to race riding as Babe Ruth is to baseball:

Eddie Arcaro.

incomparable. Born to Italian immigrants and brought up in the midst of the Great Depression,

Bill Hartack.

the young Arcaro, with his scant five-foot two frame was a perfect fit for the career he chose. He

made his mark early on, making his debut in 1934 and winning his first of five Kentucky Derbies with Lawrin in 1938. From that day on until his retirement in 1962 he ruled the horse racing world. In 1941, Arcaro rode his first of two Triple Crown winners with vaunted Calumet Farms Whirlaway. In 1948, the great Citation would be his second. Citation’s regular rider, Al Snider, was lost in a boating accident during a freak storm in the Everglades. Arcaro was retained as his jockey. Not only did Citation win the Triple Crown, he amassed sixteen straight victories with Arcaro aboard. In a gentlemanly gesture, Arcaro split his share of Citation’s earnings for the entire season with Al Snider’s widow, truly a mark of class! Arcaro had become a money rider. He was the go-to-guy. Owners and trainers alike sought his services. Arcaro won stakes races in bunches. We know about the Triple Crown. Here he shined. Five Derbies, six Preakness Stakes, and the same amount of Belmont scores. You added right. Seventeen times he led his mounts into the winner’s circle of these storied events, a record that has stood the test of time. There is more. New York

racing’s main event every year was the Jockey Club Gold Cup. At two miles it was a grueling test for America’s top race horses. The Master with his keen sense of pace during the running of a race, was aboard 10 winners of this famed race. As his close friend and confidant for many years Tommy Roberts nailed it, “Eddie had a clock in his head.” Eddie Arcaro, this country’s greatest jockey, was inducted into The Hall of Fame on Union Avenue in 1958. He retired at the age of forty-six in 1962. When the time had come to pass the baton, Willie Shoemaker was waiting. If anyone was ever born to be a jockey, the Texas native fit the bill. Born in 1931, he weighed in at a scant two pounds four ounces. Little Willie was placed in a shoebox and somehow made it through the night, thus his nickname “The Shoe.” He grew into a four-foot ten-inch, 90-pound teenager. “The Shoe” was smart enough to realize that the place for him was the race track. In 1949, he won his first race at Golden Gate Fields, near San Francisco. The following year Continued on page 25.

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he won 388 races. Then in 1951, he was aboard a remarkable 485 winners, a record that would stand for 22 years. Shoemaker became a household name. Better things were about to happen, and it came in the form of Swaps. This California bred was “The Shoe’s” first big-time horse. He would give Shoemaker his first Kentucky Derby and set an unbelievable five world records in his stellar career. The one flaw for this duo was the highly anticipated match race that pitted Swaps against the great Nashua. He was ridden by Eddie Arcaro who hustled Nashua to the lead and never looked back, besting Swaps by a half-dozen lengths. While Arcaro was always comfortable calling New York home and doing his winter business at Hialeah Park in southern Florida, Shoemaker loved the California circuit. His Triple Crown total wins are impressive. He won four Derbies, a Preakness and six Belmont Stakes, eleven in all. Here he stands alone in second place behind Arcaro. His record in major stakes races in California is astounding. He was aboard ten Santa Anita Handicap winners. As for the equally important Hollywood Gold Cup, he took home eight. In a career that spanned five decades “The Shoe” had many great thrills in his magnificent

Bill Shoemaker.

career. The one that stands out had to be his charge down the stretch, aboard Ferdinand to win the 1986 Kentucky Derby. Yes, it was his fourth. What makes it so special is the fact that Shoemaker was 54 years old at the time. He retired four years later and when he hung up his tack, he held records for races won and money earned over his 31-year career. He, like Arcaro was enshrined in the Hall of Fame. The greats he rode included Damascus, Forego, Swaps, Gallant Man, Round Table, and Spectacular Bid. Last though not least, let’s take a look at the life of Bill Hartack. His story begins in the coal mining country of Pennsylvania. At the age of eight Hartack lost his mother in a car accident and led an impoverished childhood. It did not stop him from becoming valedictorian of his high school class. Furthering his education was not a priority for Bill. He, as Arcaro and Shoemaker before him, headed to the racetrack. And did he ever. His first win came at Waterford Park in 1952 and his career took off like a comet. So fast was his climb to success, he was elected to the Hall of Fame at age 26 in 1959. Hartack took a different road than his famous rivals. While they were happy being spotlighted in the major racing capitols of New York and California, Hartack preferred the less lucrative New Jersey and Chicago area venues to ply his trade. He stands in a




tie for third on the all-time list with nine Triple Crown trophies. It is his mastery of the Kentucky Derby that stands out among his many accomplishments. He tied Arcaro’s record of five when he took his last aboard Majestic Prince in 1969. Even more special is the fact that he got his last in his ninth Derby mount. It is safe to say that Bill Hartack owned Churchill Downs on Derby Day. Excepting his Derby conquests, Hartack’s career faltered just as fast as it had risen. Weight problems, along with a prickly personality were instrumental in bringing him down. When the owners and trainers had their chance to get even for his antics, they took pleasure in watching the downhill spiral. A notorious loner, Hartack found few friends in his time of need. Hartack had had enough. In the late seventies he headed to Hong Kong, where he finished his career with a successful stint. When he returned to the U.S., he became a steward at various tracks; He was made for it: a no-nonsense, professional who knew the rules and how to apply them. If one put his life to music, Frank Sinatra’s classic “My Way”

would be a perfect fit. It seems apropos that he died alone at camp on a hunting trip. He was 74 years old. Bill Shoemaker, who had broken nearly every bone in his body in mishaps on the track, would never have dreamed that a car accident would put him in a wheel chair for the final years of his life. He passed away in 2003 at the age of 72. Arcaro led the good life after hanging up the saddle. He became a sportscaster and analyst for network racing programs, resided in Miami Beach and played his favorite past time, golf. He passed away in 1997 at the age of 91. Simply put these three, though small in stature, stood taller than a mountain when horse racing was “The Sport of Kings.” At The Spa

All three icons of the sport made their way to the Spa. Arcaro called Saratoga his August home. “The Shoe” guided many of the all-time greats to the winner’s circle here, and Hartack, on rare occasion, flew in to showcase his outstanding skills. It was on one of these visits that the following dialogue took place. My great friend Bill Moseman was working the famous square bar at the long-gone Joe Collins restaurant on route 9, south of town. A customer came into pick up an order to go. Billy looked at the credit card slip. It was signed: Bill Hartack. Always fast with a one liner Moseman, said: “You look like a man who won five Kentucky Derbies.” “That would be me,” Hartack replied. It could only happen in this magical place called Saratoga.



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Senior Calendar…

Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga 5 Williams St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518-584-1621 Annual Open House Saturday, Oct 21st 10-2PM – FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Meet the Staff and Instructors! One Day 2017 Membership Special - $10 Explore: Trips, classes & services available to adults age 50 and up. Learn about opportunities


Schedule Includes: 10AM Mosaics Class 11AM Ceramics/Sculpture Class, Pilates, Fall Soup Demo and Tasting 12PM Wreath Making Class, Ice Cream Sundaes, Meet and Greet with Skidmore’s Men’s Basketball Team 1PM Yoga Tarot card readings all day - Blood pressure checks...and MORE!! Friday, Oct. 13, 1:30PM - Financial Expo - FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! -Janney Montgomery Scott Fill in the Blanks Between Investing Insurance and Power of Attorney -NY Long Term Care Brokers Long Term Care Planning, Costs, and Options: What’s Your Plan? -Herzog Law Firm The Power of a Power of Attorney

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 10-12PM Fall Wreath Making with Marylou, FREE!

Wed., Oct. 25 – 4PM – FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! - Getting Organized for Peace of Mind

Arnold Rothstein to take over the town and run virtually untouched by the law.

Supplies provided. Bring any extra decorations you want to include in your wreath.

Presentation by Charlie Joseph from Janney Montgomery Scott and NY State Planning Attorney James LeBrou

Tuesdays, 10AM - Bikeatoga with Doug Haller

Thursday, Oct. 19, 1-3PM Insurance Expo - FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Presentation from 1-2PM, Meet with reps from 2-3PM “Changes in Medicare” 2018 Presented by NY Statewide Senior Action Council and Saratoga County Office for the Aging Advocate Health - Aetna - Empire Blue Cross - BlueShield of North Eastern NY - CDPHP - EPIC Fidelis - Humana - MVP - Today’s Options - United Healthcare Friday, Oct. 20, 2-3PM - Charlie Kuenzel ‘s 10 People That Changed the History of Saratoga Springs $2/members $5/non-members Join us for an informational and fun filled presentation on the faces that shaped Saratoga Springs! Friday, October 20 - 1:30PM - Strides: Lions for Diabetes Awareness, Oct. 20 - 1:30 Join us for a short presentation on how to get involved in the Strides program. Event date: 11/18, 8:30-1

Learn about important financial planning topics including beneficiary designations for wills, trusts, retirement plans and life insurance; locating and organizing your financial documents; life insurance reviews; investments; health care proxies; long-term care insurance; and more. Lite fare and wine will be served. Have you already attended session 1? Each one of Charlie’s presentations are different. This is the perfect opportunity to ask questions you wanted to last time, but didn’t! Friday, Oct. 27th, 1-2PM - Greg Vietch Presents: All the Law in the World Won’t Stop Them $2/members $5/non-members Crime. Corruption. Gambling. Learn about the history of the gangsters of Saratoga from 1821 to 1921. The Saratoga Springs of yesteryear would hardly be recognizable today! Gambling, violence, crime, and the most blatant forms of corruption allowed gamblers and gangster such as John Morrissey, Richard Canfield, and

Join Doug Haller at 10AM on Tuesday mornings for a bike ride through Saratoga Spa State Park. Call the front desk to sign up. Meet at the warming hut in the park. Fridays, 11AM-1PM - Mini Farmer’s Market, - Open to the public! Every Friday, farmer Cliff Samson, as well as Lloyd and Ann Helman, will be at the center bringing you fresh quality vegetables and fruit grown right in Ballston Spa! Selection will grow as the season progresses. Sponsored by Centers Health Care. 9 Miles East Wednesdays, 10:5511:20 - Open to the public! A convenient local weekly meal delivery service to the center to make it easy for you to enjoy healthy, delicious food including vegan and gluten-free options.

SENIOR SUPPORT SERVICES Memory Cafe is back and merging with our Reminiscing Group! Wednesdays, 10-11 Free. Open to the public!

Memory Café: Provides a supportive environment for you and your caretaker to meet new friends, reminisce and socialize. Reminiscing: Come meet a new friend, enjoy a cup of coffee and talk about the good ole’ days! Memory Cafe/Reminiscing Entertainment Schedule: 10/18 - Live music 10/25 - Live music with Jeff Walton Community Connections Do you need help with transportation, respite, home visits, etc.? Please call Jane at 584-1621 ext. 206. We need volunteers for this program! Your free hour could change a senior’s life. Do you have an hour to assist with visiting, transportation, shopping & more? Please contact Lisa at 518-584-1621 ext. 210.

TRIPS EXCURSIONS – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 2018 Excursions - Informational Slideshows Presented by Collette Oct. 18 2:30-3PM - Shades of Ireland 3-3:30PM - Pacific Northwest + California ft. Washington and Oregon Nov. 3rd 1-1:30PM - Imperial Cities ft. Prague, Vienna, and Budapest 1:30-2PM - Colors of Morocco

BUS TRIPS- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! NYC - Dec. 6 $40 member/non-member $65 Come celebrate Christmas in NYC! See the Rockefeller tree, browse holiday windows, get some Christmas shopping done or see a show! Bus trips and excursions are open to the public, regardless of age. Bring your friends, family, or grandkids!

Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017




The Importance of a Good Pair of Shoes

by Matthew Goodemote MPSPT, Dip. MDT for Saratoga TODAY Over the last several weeks, I have found myself talking about the shoes we wear and how important it really is to get a good pair of shoes. The hard part of course is identifying what characteristics make up a “good” pair of shoes. This applies to all ages and if you have not ever heard what shoes are best for you, let me start by saying there are more variables than cost and style when identifying the best shoe for your foot. It is more important to have a shoe that works best for your needs, than one that may have the style you are hoping for. Like a lot of things in life, shoes are being advertised as “the best shoe for walking” or the “best shoe for running” or “the best shoe for people on their feet all day” (like nurses and waitresses or waiters and even factory worker). Most of the time these claims are based purely on marketing strategies to get you to buy the shoe. Let me start with my least favorite shoe...and I apologize if it happens to be your favorite…. but the shoes with memory foam actually impair your gait and balance rather than help it. The concept that more cushion is good for you is simply not true regardless of the brand. Based on this concept we should be walking on pillows all day; which is ridiculous of course. In physical therapy we use foam cushions to CHALLENGE someone’s balance so the idea that more cushion is better is a flawed concept. Every week I work with patients that come to me with complaints of balance problems. And every week I have the same conversation…. more cushion is NOT helpful. Not only is it more difficult to walk but I have

several patients right now that altered the way they walk, at least in part, due to their choice of shoes. Many people are surprised to learn that the shoes they bought that felt good in the store may be part of their walking/balance issue. The next shoes on my list of pet peeves is the one that is made by a reputable shoe manufacturer that promotes the shoe as a “walking” shoe. The shoe has a stiff exterior and a wide sole, which is meant (I think) to give the appearance of a stable shoe. That stiffness does not allow our foot to roll properly when we are walking which is not good for our gate. In addition, these shoes also offer too much internal cushion resulting in the above-mentioned balance difficulties. In both styles of shoes, I often identify a wider stance, turned out toes and a shorter step length. These are all common alterations that people make subconsciously to feel more stable while walking. These are also alterations are also more common in people with the above-mentioned style of shoes. Another common problem modern/stylish shoes are the size of their toe box. People love their stylish shoes despite the fact that the shoe’s toe box is so narrow it is cramping their toes and contributing to the painful bunion they have. I am amazed at how many patients come

with shoes that are ill fitting. And even more surprised at how willing we are to continue buying shoes that clearly affect our feet negatively. In addition, it seems like most weeks someone is coming in with an “orthotic” that they had fitted decades ago or ones that found at a “big box store” that claimed to be good for people with particular foot issues. Or worse yet the kind that someone sold them for $400 without even looking at their foot or assuming the unusual gait was coming from the foot instead of the hip or some other source. This happens all the time. Now, of course, there are reasons for orthotics/inserts, but if you have having pain, or have balance/ gait problems, it is important to have someone that will watch you walk and will assess whether or not the insert (orthotic) is right for you. As recently as last week I was treating a patient with bilateral knee pain. (his right knee is worse) He has inserts that appear identical (they cost over $400) and yet when I watched him walk barefooted, it was clear things were different right compared to left. This is fairly common to have one foot worse that the other, but it is strikingly different. So much so I decided to videotape him and play it is slow motion so he can also see the differences. I have recommended he seek out physicians and/or podiatrists that will actually watch him walk and entary Complim 17

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assess his gait before and after inserts before purchasing a new pair, which he clearly needs. What I recommend when it comes to buying shoes is to find one that really fits your foot. Meaning there is room in the toe box for your toes to have some space…. I am not an advocate of narrow shoes. I also recommend low to no heels...but this may take time for someone to wean out of shoes that have higher rises. I recommend people buy quality sneaker and find discount prices by shopping for last year’s models. It is definitely easier to find a decent sneaker. Shoes require a bigger net and may be more challenging to find a pair that fits your foot properly. I am not advocating the most expensive shoe, but I am advocating quality. So, there are ways to find good brands without spending an arm and leg, but I also want to remind people that what you wear on your feet can absolutely affect your foot health, your knee health, your hip health and even your spine health. So, don’t go cheap on your feet. My brother and I went shopping for mattresses back when we were fresh out of college. He was looking at really expensive mattresses and read about the ones that were good quality. I remember asking him why he would spend so much time and effort on his bed. He gave me a great


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answer...he said, “Well I figure I spend 6-8 hours a night in the bed I am going to buy and only 1-2 hours in the car I am going to buy. So, I decided that I should spend at least as much time shopping for a good bed as I do car.” (He always had nice cars too!!) Well, I feel the same way about shoes. Find the ones that are best for your foot. Comfortable but not because of excessive cushion. More because they fit properly and your feet actually like being in them and still feel good when you come out of them. When you are walking around town and come back with foot pain, I suggest you examine your shoes! If you’re still not sure, I would be happy to assess your feet and gait and give you my recommendations. (I didn’t list the name brands mostly because I wasn’t sure if I am legally able to do so in an article.) Matthew Goodemote can be contacted by calling (518) 3066894. Goodemote Physical Therapy PLLC is located at 3 Maple Dell in Saratoga Springs.



Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017


Q: What are the possible tax consequences of withdrawing money from my IRA? A: There are several items to consider.

by Peter Sweetser for Saratoga TODAY Before taking a distribution from a tax-deferred account such as a Traditional or Roth IRA, think about the following. First, a Traditional (“deductible”) IRA distribution is typically taxed as ordinary income. Keep in mind, distributions to shareholders younger than 59½ may also be subject to a 10% IRS penalty unless an exception applies. Second, a Roth distribution is tax-free if you have met the necessary requirements like owning the account for five or more years and being 59½ or older. It is important to note that if you take money from a regular (taxable) non-retirement account, such as a single or joint account, you may be subject to capital gains tax. Here is an example. Let’s say you need $3,000 to take a

vacation. If you withdraw the money from a Traditional IRA and are in a 25% tax bracket, you would incur $750 in federal taxes. However, a Roth distribution could be tax-free. Meanwhile, a taxable single or joint account may be subject to capital gains tax on proceeds above your original cost at rates ranging from 0% to a maximum of 20% for long-term gains. Each scenario has different tax ramifications and your decision should be based upon your situation at any given time. Due to the complex IRA distribution rules, one size does not fit all so speak with an investment professional and discuss what might be right for you. As always, I recommend including your accountant or tax preparer in the decision before you make a transaction. The writer is a Retirement Plans Specialist at Fenimore Asset Management headquartered in Cobleskill, NY with a branch office in Albany. Fenimore Asset Management is an independent investment advisory firm located in Cobleskill, NY since 1974. Fenimore’s affiliates are the Fenimore Private Client Group & FAM Funds – offering separately managed accounts and mutual funds. In-depth research. Insightful investing.

6th Annual Great Fall Festival & Giveaway On Saturday Oct 28th New Life Fellowship Church will be hosting their 6th annual Great Fall Festival & Giveaway. The event will run from 10:00am to 2:00pm at 51 Old Gick Rd in Saratoga Springs. This event is free for the whole family! Among the games and activities, there will be hay rides, pony rides, bounce houses, FREE cider and donuts, kids’ games, face painting, family

fun contests, a chili cook-off, and much more. This event also features a giveaway for families and individuals in the community to come and receive free winter clothing and children’s toys. If you would like to donate clothing for the giveaway you can drop it off at the church on Monday, October 23nd thru Thursday, October 26th from 10am-2pm.

Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017


Saratoga Jewish Community Arts presents ‘Keep Quiet’ October 15 SARATOGA SPRINGS — What happens when a life and political belief in anti-Semitism is turned on its head when someone learns of a secret, Jewish past? The Saratoga Jewish Community Arts presents the award winning biographical documentary, Keep Quiet to Temple Sinai October 15, 7 p.m. at 509 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Csanad Szegedi learned an inconvenient truth. He is a young charismatic political firebrand and virulent anti-Semite who became vice president of Jobbick, Hungary’s far right extremist party which espoused strong anti-Semitic rhetoric,

when he was only in his midtwenties. He was a founder of the Maygar Garda, currently a banned paramilitary wing of Jobbik and also served in the European Parliament from 2009 – 2014. Then came a revelation which changed his life at 34 years old. It was more than a minor blow when one of his right-wing comrades, a gnarly farmer confronted him with proof of Jewish ancestry: Szegedi’s maternal grandparents were Jewish and his grandmother, a survivor of Auschwitz who, fearing further persecution, had hidden her religious background.

Somehow Szegedi never noticed the number tattooed on her arm, her legacy from Auschwitz! Almost instantly Szegedi’s whole identity is blown to smithereens. His political career in Jobbik is over as he is quickly expelled from his party. Rather than retreating from public life, which certainly was a direction one might take, he undergoes a rapid conversion, looking into his family history and embracing the Jewish faith. The apparent ease and rapidity with which he replaced one identity with another engendered suspicion as he is

A Cause for Remembrance by John Olenik Saratoga TODAY On the date of October 13, 1917, an incredible event occurred at a small farming village called Fatima, in Portugal. It was a time that was unencumbered by the high-tech world of satellites, cell phones, e-mail, tweeting and instant messaging. Communication was archaic by today’s standards, and yet, over 70,000 people gathered in a muddy field, known as the Cova di Iria to witness a promised miracle. It was a bleak time and the world was embroiled in World War 1, one of the bloodiest conflicts in history where millions were being killed. Arising out of that carnage on May 13 of that year were local reports of 3 shepherd children who, allegedly, received a supernatural vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary, asking for prayers for the conversion of sinners and to bring an end to the war. She also asked that the children return to the same place and the same time on the 13th day for the next 5 successive months. During the next apparitions, the Virgin gave the children secret messages and prophesies which included a vision of the reality of Hell, another World War if men did not stop offending God, and the promise of a miracle so that all would believe the apparitions of the children.

On October 13, a vast multitude of people, including faithful Catholics, atheists, police officials and the press, gathered in the pouring rain in anticipation of a sign. The rain stopped, the clouds parted and the sun appeared as a lustrous, swirling disc, casting off rays which painted the landscape in various colors. Everyone was able to look directly into the sun with no harm or discomfort to their eyes. Suddenly, the sun appeared to loosen from the sky and hurtle to the earth, radiating a strong heat, causing fear that all would die. Just as suddenly, the sun appeared to return to its normal position in the sky and everyone there, including the non-believers, knew they witnessed a supernatural miracle, unexplainable by science. The Catholic Church ultimately deemed the apparitions worthy of belief, and a great Basilica and Shrine were established at the site. The 100th anniversary, October 13, 2017, of this monumental event, has significant relevance in today’s increasingly secular world. At the final apparition, the Virgin told the children, “People must amend their lives and ask pardon for their sins. They must not offend our Lord any more, for He is already too much offended.” How much more is God offended today with the disturbing increase in apostasy, crude uncivil discourse, dissension, hatred, animosity, sexual

perversity and taking of innocent human life prevalent in all sectors of society in all nations? The messages that the Blessed Virgin Mary has brought to the world over the centuries to various apparition sites, such as Guadalupe, Lourdes, LaSalette, and Medjugorje, have always been the same. She has pleaded for prayer, peace, conversion, and for return to Her Son………messages that can no longer be ignored. Is it time for another great “miracle of the sun? St. Clements Church will be hosting a special event on October 13, 2017, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the final apparition of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. These world changing apparitions occurred from May 13, 1917 for 6 consecutive months, through October 13, 1917, at which time a solar phenomenon occurred, referred to as the “Miracle of the Sun” which was witnessed by over 70,000 people. The event at St Clements Church, 231 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs NY, will include confessions starting at 4 pm to 6 pm, followed by the prayer of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 pm, outside candlelight procession, Holy Mass, and Benediction and Adoration of the Holy Eucharist. All are encouraged to attend to pray for peace in the world. For further info see www.

denounced by some as a fraud. This disquieting yet riveting 2016 film effectively presents a brief historical primer of the troubled climate in Hungary in recent years with the Jobbik party achieving significant political gains. In some ways this documentary provides a chilling reminder that anti-Semitism of the European variety has roots that stretch back many centuries, if not millennia. Americans might find a small bit of comfort in the fact that it has never been as prevalent or deeply rooted here; yet other forms of hatred surely have and this film can’t help but resonate with those who’ve been distressed to see in the recent presidential election and aftermath an appeal to fears about Mexicans, Muslims, and xenophobia in general. “It’s a little disturbing to listen to the language of the extreme right in Hungary,” says

Saratoga Jewish Community Arts Coordinator, Phyllis Wang, which uses such language as, “Protect Hungarian lands! Restore law and order! Multinationals must pay taxes! To jail with the culprits! Because Hungary belong to the Hungarians! We are hearing this language all too frequently in our own land.” Through a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY and the Golub Foundation, Saratoga Jewish Community Arts presents Keep Quiet, this awardwinning British made 2016 biographical documentary, on October 15, 7 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Film to be followed by a dessert reception and panel discussion. A $5 donation is requested. For information and reservations, call 518 584 8730 x2, or Facebook.

Free Spirit Fellowship Free Spirit Fellowship is looking forward to giving honor to all Veterans Sunday, November 5, at the 10:30 Sunday morning

service. All are welcome. Our church is located at 1425 West High Street in Ballston Spa. 518-885-3149

St. Clements 100th Parish Anniversary Celebration The first Mass was said at St. Clements on Oct. 17, 1917 in the. building that is now occupied as our school. The Centennial Mass will be said at 5:30 pm on Oct. 17, 2017, and will be concelebrated by

several of our past pastors, with Fr Paul Borowski as the main celebrant, and Fr Joseph Tizio as the homolist. A dinner celebration will also be held at Longfellows Rest. on Oct 16.


Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

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

Christian Science Church 107 Circular St, Saratoga Springs 584-0221 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Community Alliance Church 257 Rowland St, Ballston Spa 885-6524 | Services: Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Congregation Shaara Tfille* 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs 584-2370 | Services: Saturday 10 a.m. Corinth Free Methodist Church   20 Hamilton Ave, Corinth 654-9255; 792-0271 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Corinth United Methodist Church 243 Main Street, Corinth 654-2521 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Cornerstone Community Church 100 Saratoga Village Blvd. #8 Ballston Spa. | 664-5204 | Pastor Frank Galerie Services: Sunday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Community 2001 Route 9, Round Lake 877-8506 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 & 11 a.m.; Eastern Orthodox — Christ the Savior 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake 212-7845 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. First Baptist Church of Saratoga Springs 45 Washington St, Saratoga Springs 584-6301 | Services: Sunday 12 noon First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa 202 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa 885-8361 | Services: 10:30 a.m. worship, (9 a.m. in July and August) 9 a.m. Sunday School (all ages) First Presbyterian Church of Ballston Spa 22 West High St, Ballston Spa 885-5583 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Full Gospel Tabernacle 207 Redmond Road, Gansevoort 793-2739 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Galway United Methodist Church 2056 East St, Galway | 882-6520 Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. (9 a.m. in July and August)

Grace Fellowship Saratoga* 165 High Rock Ave, Saratoga | 691-0301 Pastor: Mike Adams Services: Sundays 9 & 11 a.m. Greater Grace Community Church 100 Saratoga Village, Building 17, Ballston Spa. Pastor David Moore | 899-7777 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Greenfield Center Baptist Church 30 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center | 893-7429 Services: Sunday School for all ages - 9:45 a.m.; Church Service - 11 a.m. Highway Tabernacle Church 235 Hudson Ave., Mechanicville | 664-4442 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 Hope Church 206 Greenfield Ave, Ballston Spa 885-7442 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. Jonesville United Methodist 963 Main St, Clifton Park 877-7332 | Services: Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Living Springs Free Methodist Church 59 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs 584-1003 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Living Waters Church of God 4330 State Rt. 50, Saratoga Springs 587-0484 | Services: Sundays 10 a.m. Malta Presbyterian Church 118 Dunning Street, Malta 899-5992 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Malta Ridge United Methodist Church 729 Malta Ave. Ext, Malta 581-0210 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Middle Grove United Methodist Church* 429 Middle Grove Rd, Middle Grove 581-2973 | Pastor Bonnie Bates Services: Sunday 9 a.m. Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 100 Cresent St. Saratoga Springs | 584-9441 | Services 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. Victor L. Collier Perry Road Baptist Church* 150 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs 587-0711 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Thomas Van McClain New Life Fellowship* 51 Old Gick Road, ­­Saratoga Springs 580-1810 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.


Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

Places of Worship NorthStar Church 970 Rt. 146, Clifton Park 371-2811 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Old Saratoga Reformed Church* 48 Pearl St., Schuylerville Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Old Stone Church (American Baptist) 159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa 583-1002 | Service 10:30 a.m. Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church* 73 Midline Road, Ballston Lake 399-5713 | Services: Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Porter Corners United Methodist Church 512 Allen Road, Porter Corners,NY Service: Sunday 8:45 am Followed by Fellowship Arlene Schmidt, CLM | Handicap accessible Presbyterian-NE Congregational Church 24 Circular St, Saratoga Springs 584-6091 | Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Quaker Springs United Methodist Church* 466 Route 32, Schylerville 695-3101 | Pastor Ben Lalka Services: Sunday 9 a.m. River of Hope Fellowship 100 Saratoga Village Blvd, Malta Cmns, Ste. 3 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-2375 | Services: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church* 231 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-6122 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8, 9:30, 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m., 1 p.m. Spanish Service St. George’s Episcopal Church 912 Route 146, Clifton Park 518-371-6351 | Services: Saturday 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 , 9, & 11:30 a.m. St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church* 3159 Route 9N, Greenfield Center 893-7680 Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church* 167 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa 885-7411 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., Noon. St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church* 771 Route 29, Rock City Falls 885-4677 | Services: Saturday 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 am.

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 149 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-0904 | Services: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sundays 8:30 & 11 a.m. St. Peter Lutheran Church 2776 Route 9, Malta | 583-4153 Services: Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 1 Grove Street, Schuylerville 695-3918 | Rev. Donna J. Arnold Services: Sunday 8 & 9 a.m. St. Thomas of Canterbury 242 Grooms Road, Halfmoon | 348-0842 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga Abundant Life Church 2 Hutchins Rd. Saratoga Springs 885-5456 | Services: Sunday 8:20 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Saratoga Chabad 130 Circular St, Saratoga Springs 526-0773 | Saratoga Friends Meeting (Quaker) 571 Rt32, Quaker Springs 587-7477; 399-5013 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga United Methodist Church* 175 Fifth Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-3720 | Services: Sunday 9:00am and 10:45am Saratoga Seventh-Day Adventist Church 399 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs 587-6951 | Services: Sabbath School: 10 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Schuylerville United Methodist Church 51 Church St., Schuylerville 695-3101 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Shenendehowa United Methodist 971 Route 146, Clifton Park 371-7964 Services: Sunday 9 & 10:45 a.m. Simpson United Methodist Church 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls 885-4794 Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m.

Soul Saving Station for Every Nation Christ Crusaders of America 62 Henry St, Saratoga Springs Services: Sunday 10 a.m. | 584-3122 www.SOULSAVINGSTATIONCHURCH.COM Stillwater Christian Fellowship Meeting at Liberty Ridge Farm 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke, NY 12154 288-8802 | Services 10 a.m. Stillwater United Church (Presbyterian U.S.A.) 135 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater | 664-7984 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Temple Sinai* 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-8730 | Shabbat Services: Friday 6 p.m. or 8p.m. (rotating schedule) Saturdays: 10:30a.m. Terra Nova Church* 45 Washington St, Saratoga Springs 833-0504 | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. The Salvation Army/ Worship, Service & Community Center 27 Woodlawn Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-1640 Services: Sunday School 10 a.m.; Praise & Worship 11 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort 584-9107 | Rev Keith Mann Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-1555 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unity Church in Albany 21 King Ave., Albany 453-3603 Services: Sunday 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. | Sunday School: 11 a.m. West Charlton United Presbyterian Church 1331 Sacandaga Road, West Charlton 882-9874 | Rev. Thomas Gregg Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. | Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Wilton Baptist Church 755 Saratoga Road, Wilton 583-2736 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

Creating Great Cheese Starts with Happy Animals Farmers’ Market Cheese Plate A cheese plate is the perfect approach to entertaining and snacking. Simply assemble a variety of textures and flavors to showcase local food available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market.

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


by Julia Howard, Market Director for Saratoga TODAY “Happy goats (and sheep) make great cheese” has been Nettle Meadow Farm owners Lorraine Lambiase and Sheila Flanagan’s motto ever since they first began creating cheese. That motto embodies their desire to share their products and philosophy with others in the Saratoga area. Nettle Meadow joined the Saratoga Farmers’ Market this year as a Saturday vendor. They offer an array of fresh, semi-aged, and hard mold ripened offerings at the market and at other local retail outlets. Their desire to connect with the local community is reflected not just in their presence at the market but also in the weekly tours they offer at their farm and the Kemp Animal Sanctuary that they have established on-site. Lambiase and Flanagan began creating cheese in the 1990s while working at a law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. They purchased two goats, and

Nettle Meadow Farm by Pattie Garrett

raised them on a one-third acre homestead that they established in the yard of their home on a cul-de-sac. “We weren’t happy at our jobs and we would look so forward to milking Shady Lady (their goat) before and after work,” reminisced Lambiase, with a laugh. In 2005, Lambaise and Flanagan purchased Nettle Meadow, a 50-acre farm in Thurman, NY. Today, the farm houses more than 300 goats, dozens of sheep, guard llamas, chickens, and ducks. It also includes the Kemp sanctuary space for retired and rescued farm animals. “Animals are the first priority and the cheese supports the animals,” said Lambaise as we toured the farm. As we walked through the area, we passed a large goat with long black hair and spiralling horns.

“Alex, you are just magic,” Lambaise exclaimed. Throughout the tour, she greeted the farm’s animals by name, told stories about them, and described their daily fare: natural grains, hay, kelp, wild herbs, raspberry leaf, and whey – a byproduct from making cheese. Not only is the diet high in nutrients, it also is aimed at long-term sustainability. Little goes to waste. The farm has a cheese shop on site, and welcomes visitors. To learn more, visit and The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at High Rock Park through October. The market moves indoors to the Lincoln Baths Building in the Saratoga Spa State Park on November 4. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

1. Introduce a combination local cheeses from these basic categories: aged, firm, soft, blue. 2. Offer a selection of breads, including crusty and soft. 3. Jarred condiments offer complimentary flavors. Try jams, jellies, fermented vegetables, and hummus. 4. Seasonal fruits balance the cheeses.

Ingredients * Ingredients can be found at the market

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Nettle Meadow (sheep) by Pattie Garrett

Kunik by Nettle Meadow Fig & Honey Fromage Frais by Nettle Meadow Honeycomb from Ballston Lake Apiaries Pecorina al Tartufo by Dancing Ewe Glory (yogurt cheese) by Argyle Cheese Farmer Wild Frost Grape Jelly by Anna Mae’s Jams & Jellies Baguette from Mrs. London’s Semolina bread from Murray Hollow Bakehouse Rosemary & Olive crackers by Saratoga Cracker Co. Plums from Saratoga Apple Giardiniera by Puckers Pickles Ginger Cayenne Cookies from The Chocolate spoon. Scarborough Fair Hummus by Freddy’s Rockin’ Hummus

Cheese plate by Pattie Garrett

Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017


We’ve all got a Steak in This!

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY Hello my Foodie Friends! Many years ago, when we were still new to the kitchen store business, Ed, my representative from Wusthof Trident asked me what kind of steak knives I used at home. I thought for a moment and told him that they were just some old serrated knives my mom gave us. He then offered me four Wusthof Classic Steak knives to take home so my family could try them out. Johnny and Aubrey who were 13 and 11 at the time were very excited and my wife Paula had visions of calling Dr.Russrev in a panic! My family, being well schooled in the art holding and respecting knives, all started slicing their steaks in unison. The results were immediately relayed through a collective set of “oohs” and” ahhs” from all four of us! Johnny exclamed; “Yo Dad, it’s like cutting butter”, while Aubrey and Paula

nodded and smiled! I was in disbelief because my whole life I was under the impression that a steak knife had to be serrated to work! This knife didn’t just work but was far superior to the serrated steak knife I now think of as a meat saw. A saw rips and tears while leaving a trail of meat everywhere and a good sharp knife slices paper this to thick slices with ease. Here are some fun facts about WÜSTHOF’S best-selling collection for generations. The CLASSIC full-tang knives are precision-forged from a single piece of an exclusive high-carbon stainless steel. CLASSIC knives feature a new handle design made of a highly durable synthetic material – Polyoxymethylene (POM) – which has a tighter molecular structure to resist fading and discoloration. The CLASSIC 4 1/2” Steak Knife is the perfect sharp table knife used to cut through steak, filets and other thick meats. WÜSTHOF Steak Knives have a straight clean edge that glide through beef like butter without shredding or damaging the meat. Product Highlights: • Precision-forged from a single blank of high carbon stainless steel • Full tang that is triple riveted to the handle for precise control • Precision Edge Technology (PEtec)

yields a blade that is 20% sharper with twice the edge retention. • Tempered to 58⁰ Rockwell • Comfortable and highlydurable polyoxymethylene (POM) handle with a traditional look and feel, stickered with our red Trident logo • Full bolster and finger guard Whatever steak knife you choose, please make sure you practice with it! Learn how to hold it so you feel the weight and balance and it becomes an extension of your hand. Stop in and see me anytime and I will show you personally. Remember to use quality tools

Saratoga Center for the Family Hosts 5th Annual Tasting Event SARATOGA SPRINGS — Raise a glass to support Saratoga Center for the Family at “Corks, Forks & Brews.” In its 5th year, this crowd favorite will take place on November 3, 2017, from 6:009:00pm, at the newly renovated Saratoga Springs Holiday Inn (232 Broadway). Guests will sample wine, beer, spirits, and food from vendors such as Adirondack Winery, Shmaltz Brewing, Pick Six, Stella Pasta Bar, and more – all while

supporting SCFF’s programs. This year’s event is underwritten in part by the Center’s generous community sponsors, including Platinum Sponsors D.A. Collins and Vahanian & Associates. Tickets are $65 per person and may be purchased at or by calling (518) 587-8008. Saratoga Center for the Family is a nonprofit agency that has served Saratoga County and beyond for over 40

years. Their offerings include outpatient mental health services, school-based therapy programs, the Harriet M. West Child Advocacy Center, and education and prevention classes. The agency serves all families in need, regardless of their ability to pay. To learn more about Saratoga Center for the Family’s programs, staff, and board of directors – you can find them on Facebook or visit

and keep them sharp and your tasks become easier and fun. As always my friends

remember: “Life Happens in the Kitchen” Take care, John and Paula



Fall Bazzar Round Lake United Methodist women will be hosting a Fall Bazzar on Saturday, October 21 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be a bake sale, holiday table, vintage and collectibles, and a Chinese auction (drawing at 3 p.m.). Need not be present to win. Proceeds will go to Wellspring (domestic violence crisis intervention), Volunteers in Mission - to rebuild for people in need and men and women veteran’s programs. 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. 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, doors will be open on Friday, October 20 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. to purchase tickets and make selections. For those purchasing at least two additional sets of tickets, receive an additional set for free There will also be a silent auction, games with prizes, consessions and 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. To donate a basket or prize, contact 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 & 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 2017-2018 membership at $15 and the Conference at $30. Register soon by calling 518-5872978 or email: Monthly Indoor Craft and Garage Sale On Sunday, October 22, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. the popular Elks Ladies Auxiliary Indoor Craft and Garage Sale will take place at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club off Maple Avenue on Elks Lane. Admission is free with over 40 vendors. Great parking, bargains galore, lunch, books, fall decor, household items, sports equipment, hand-made items, clothing, jewelry, party vendors, pet supplies and just about anything you can imagine. New sellers are signing up every month. Rain or snow, the sales go on and it is a fun activity the entire family enjoys. Come browse, visit, eat or just get out of the house with a friend. All proceeds go to our local charities. Get your Christmas gifts early. Call Linda at 518-2895470 for more information or to reserve a space. 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.

Southern Adirondack Audubon Society Monthly Program Photographer Douglas Goodell will present “Costa Rica: Nature’s Paradise” on Wednesday, October 25. The free program will be held in the Saratoga Springs Public Library on Henry Street in downtown Saratoga Springs at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. This program will highlight some of the natural wonders, diversity, beauty and contrasts of Costa Rica. This small country is a paradise for nature lovers, biologists and photographers. The Southern Adirondack Audubon Society is organizing a birding trip to Costa Rica in March 2018. Soundbytes Fundraiser Saratoga Soundtrack’s Open Mic Fundraiser featuring a multitude of talents: guitar/singer duos, soloists, poets, comedians, piano/ vocalists, quartets, acoustic, rock, a cappella and more. It will be held on Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, located at 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs. A $10 (suggested donation) including participants. Interested in performing? Email your name or group name and contact information with a brief description of your talent to Sioux11Bluebird@ by October 20. Ballston Area Senior Citizens Annual Bazaar The Bazaar takes place on Saturday, October 28, at Milton Community Center, located at 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a Country Store, Pie Table, a 50/50 raffle, a quilt raffle, baskets for silent auction, books and puzzle table and more for you to see. Our Café will be in full swing, with a nice variety of hot and cold foods. Over 35 Vendors and Crafters showing off their wares for your shopping pleasure, and get you in the Holiday Spirit Think Christmas, it is just around the corner. Put us on your calendar, bring family or friends spend the day and have fun. More information contact: Ballston Area Seniors at 518-885-6740. Check out our web page, www. ballstonareaseniors. Great Fall Festival and Giveaway A free event for the whole family. We will have kid’s activities, games, and family fun contests. There will also be a petting zoo, great food free

Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017 cider and donuts, a chili cook-off, bounce houses, and much more. The festival will take place at New Life Fellowship Church, located at 51 Old Gick Rd., Saratoga Springs, on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information, visit or call 518-580-1810. 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 518-5811823, 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. Corks, Forks and Brews Raise a glass to support Saratoga Center for the Family at “Corks, Forks & Brews.” In its 5th year, this crowd favorite will take place on November 3, from 6 – 9 p.m., at the newly renovated Saratoga Springs Holiday Inn, located at 232 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Guests will sample wine, beer, spirits, and food from vendors such as Adirondack Winery, Shmaltz Brewing, Pick Six, Stella Pasta Bar, and more – all while supporting SCFF’s programs. This year’s event is underwritten in part by the Center’s generous community sponsors, including Platinum Sponsors D.A. Collins and Vahanian & Associates. Tickets are $65 per person and may be purchased at www.saratogacff. org/event/corks or by calling 518-587-8008. Saratoga Center for the Family is a nonprofit agency that has served Saratoga County and beyond for over 40 years. Their offerings include outpatient mental health services, school-based therapy programs, the Harriet M. West Child Advocacy Center, and education and prevention classes. The agency serves all families in need, regardless of their ability to pay. To learn more about Saratoga Center for the Family’s programs, staff, and board of directors – you can find them on Facebook or visit

Holiday Cheer Bus Trip The Olde Saratoga Seniors is hosting a bus trip to New York Mills, NY at the Twin Ponds Golf & Country Club. The club will feature a Xmas show staring Vincent Talarico, who sells out in Atlantic City. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy an afternoon of Holiday Cheer with a delicious lunch included. This event will take place on Wednesday, November 29. Cost will be $48 per person. Please mail check to PO Box 60, Schuylerville, NY 12871. For further information, contact Pat at 518-3382329. Deadline will be November 8. Community Emergency Corps and Toys for Tots During this upcoming holiday season Community Emergency Corps of Ballston Spa will again be an official drop off point for donations for the Toys for Tots program sponsored by the United States Marine Corps. For 2017, we will again be partnering with the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office to broaden the scope of our support for the national Toys for Tots campaign. We have already started to receive donations and will be accepting toys at our station at 78 Thompson St., Ballston Spa, until December 15. New, unwrapped toys, games, books, puzzles, sport balls, dolls, snow toys, and anything for kids from infant to teens are all appreciated. Stuffed toys are the only exception. You can drop them off anytime, days or evenings. If we are not at the building due to answering emergency calls, we hope you will return at another time with your contribution. As a reminder, toys collected in this area are redistributed right back into this area to those in need. In addition, we encourage folks to bring toys to donate during the annual Santa Parade in Ballston Spa on December 1. Step off is at 6 p.m. For further information or if you have any questions, feel free to contact Ray Otten, Executive Director of CEC, at 518-885-1478. Bus Trip to New York City Come celebrate Christmas in NYC on December 6. See the Rockefeller tree, browse holiday windows, get some Christmas shopping done or see a show. Bus trips and excursions are open to the public, regardless of age. Bring your friends, family or grandkids. For more information call the Saratoga Senior Center at 518-584-1621.

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Friday, October 13 Live Performance Sweeney Todd Saratoga Music Hall, 5 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. The Saratoga Children’s Theatre announces live performances of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (School Edition). 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. Performances also on Saturday, October 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 15 at 2 p.m. For more information, please visit the Saratoga Children’s Theatre website at www. or call 518-430-7423.

Saturday, October 14 Adirondacon Glens Falls Elks Lodge, 32 Cronin Rd., Queensbury, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. A new tabletop gaming convention for game enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. Play old favorites, learn new games, and help a worthy cause. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Vendor tables will sell Adirondacon and gaming-related merchandise. There will be door prizes, playto-win games and a raffle to help the Adirondack Tabletop Gamers team reach their fundraising goal of $1,000. Donations will be 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

Malta Ridge United Methodist Church, 729 Malta Ave. Ext., Malta Ridge 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served at no charge. All are welcome. For additional information or directions please call the church at 518-581-0210.

Fall Family Saturdays Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 2 – 3:30 p.m. 3-D Still Lifes - We will look at and talk about Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s paintings and the objects she puts in her interiors. Then we will make 3-D still life constructions, including miniature pots and pans. The program is 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. For additional information and reservations, or to be added to our Family Saturday e-mail list, please call the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 518-5808080.

God Needed a Puppy Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 3 p.m. The author, John Gray, an Emmy Award winning journalist from News 10 ABC, will share his touching new book. When John’s puppy Samuel died unexpectedly at just six months old it brought a profound sadness to their home and a sense that this was just not fair. For the first time John understood how a child must feel when they lose a pet of any age, asking themselves, Why?” For more information visit www.

Sunday, October 15 Pancake Breakfast Malta Ridge Fire House, Route 9 and Hearn Road, Malta, 8 – 11:30 a.m. Malta Sunrise Rotary will hold a pancake breakfast which includes pancakes and sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee and orange juice. It costs $6 for adults, $3 for children aged 6 to 12, and is free for

CALENDAR 35 younger children. The breakfast will benefit both the Malta Rotary club and Leatherstocking Honor Flight, which has taken more than 1,000 local veterans to visit the World War II memorial in Washington DC.

Breakfast Buffet Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 8:30 – 11 a.m. Now featuring eggs to order, fruit cocktail, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham, corned beef hash, sausage gravy and buiscuits, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, juice, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: Adults $10, Seniors and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card) $9, Children 5—12 $8, Under 5 Free, Take-outs $10. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

Music from Salem – Fall Concert Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St. Cambridge, 4 p.m. Suggested Donation: $25, Pay What You Will. All are welcome. For its special Fall concert Music from Salem is presenting a program of several short romantic pieces and movements. For more information call 518-677-2495 or visit

Consciousness-Raising Book Discussion Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs. 6 p.m. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures. Join us for a spiritual book discussion. All are welcome, whether or not they’ve read. This month’s book is The Secret of Healing by Jack Addington. For more information, visit or call 518-366-9918.

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

Monday, October 16 Wellness Walk Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, Neilmann Trailhead, 248 Ruggles Rd., Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. Enjoy nature with others looking to get outside! The walk is geared towards gentle exercise and is for participants at basic fitness levels. It is led by YMCA fitness instructor, Linda Hovious and is on a different trail each month. Reservations are strongly encouraged, 518-450-0321

Parkinson Support Group Meeting Woodlawn Commons, Bldg 2nd floor, Wesley Health Care Center, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, 2 p.m. This meeting is free and open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, family members and friends. For more information call Bruce McClellan at 518-331-9611.

Tuesday, October 17 Flag Disposal Ceremony Saratoga National Cemetery, Main Flag Pole, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, 9 a.m. The Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association will conduct a flag disposal ceremony. When a flag has served its useful purpose, it should be destroyed, preferably by burning. Individu-als, 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.

Low Vision Technology Fair Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA) will be hosting their ninth annual Low Vision Technology Fair. 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 program 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.

Pierogi Sale Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake, Pick up 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Potato, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese pierogi will be available. For orders, please call 518-363-0001.

Wednesday, October 18 The Olde Saratoga Seniors Luncheon Schuylerville Town Hall, 12 Spring St., Schuylerville, Noon. Sandwich luncheon, dessert provided with a teacup auction to follow. Our next trip will be discussed. New members welcome. Call Pat 518338-2329 for further information.

Guided Mindful Meditation Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Take a break from the daily grind and clear your mind with guided Mindful Meditation led by professionals from One Roof Holistic Health Center. Sessions are free and open to the public, and will be held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 518-5847860 ext. 205.

Thursday, October 19 Korean War Veterans Luncheon The Home Front Cafe, 192 Main St., Altamont. Noon Hosts will be Roger and Terry Calkins. Directions: take the Northway South, to the end, which is Rt. 20, proceed right for a few miles until you reach Altamont Blvd. on the left. The restaurant is on the right, just past the fairgrounds. Please call Roger and Terry at 518584-3037 to reserve by October 17. All veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, or in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. For any further information or for an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Calkins at the above number. New members are always welcome.

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Solomon Northup and the Laughter as Medicine Brings People Together on Oct. 19 to Help Cancer Patients Story behind “12 Years a Slave” SARATOGA SPRINGS Comedians Jodi Weiner and her husband, Vinnie Mark, will take to the stage Oct. 19 at Vapor at Saratoga Casino Hotel for “Comics Care,” a fundraiser to benefit Saratoga Hospital’s Cancer Patient Fund. The event is a labor of love and gratitude—an opportunity for the couple to give back and help those who, like Weiner, receive cancer care at the hospital. Weiner has been treated for two cancers at the Saratoga Hospital Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center. Weiner and Mark have enlisted fellow comedians Bob Nelson and Scott Baker to also perform at the event. Nelson has performed at The Grand Ole Opry, Radio City Music Hall, and numerous venues on the Las Vegas Strip. He was a repeat guest on “The Tonight Show” and “Letterman,” starred in the HBO special “Nelson Schmelson,” and played a supporting role in the movie “Kindergarten Cop.” Baker performs stand-up in casinos and resorts throughout the U.S. and starred in “Midtown,” an Amazon Original Series.

QUEENSBURY — Local author David Fiske will lead a class offered through SUNY Adirondack’s Continuing Education division about the life of Solomon Northup. Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped from Saratoga Springs in 1841, was sold into slavery. Following his release in 1853, Northup penned a narrative, “Twelve Years a Slave,” which was the basis for the Academy Award winning film, “12 Years a Slave.” The title of the class is “The Real Solomon Northup from 12 Years a Slave.”

Mark has performed on “Late Night with David Letterman,” “VH-1 Stand-Up Spotlight” and at resorts in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Weiner has performed in Las Vegas and New York City and on USO tours. She has appeared on TV’s Comedy Central, “America’s Funniest People” and “The View.” The Saratoga Hospital Cancer Patient Fund helps ease the financial burden for cancer patients by funding services typically not covered by insurance.

Examples include dietary supplements, wigs, transportation and, even, food. Seating for “Comics Care” is limited, so reservations are required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; showtime is 7 p.m. Reservations cost $35 per person. VIP tickets—which include hors d’oeuvres, drinks and meet-and-greet with the comedians from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.—cost $75 per person. For more information or to register, or call 518-583-8340.

Fiske is a co-author of the book, “Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave,” and the author of “Solomon Northup’s Kindred: The Kidnapping of Free Citizens before the Civil War.” The class will be presented at the college’s Queensbury, New York campus, on the morning of Oct. 17. Cost is $15. For registration information, call 518-743-2238, or go to: continuing-ed

Ghosts of Saratoga Presentation Oct. 17 SARATOGA SPRINGS — Many sites in Saratoga Springs have long been known for their “ghostly” interactions and events that are difficult to explain. At 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17. at The Summit at Saratoga, located at 1 Perry Road, Charlie Kuenzel will discuss “Ghosts of Saratoga Springs.” The talk will focus on original research conducted by Dave Pitkin, as well as new sightings and research conducted at the Canfield Casino, Old

Bryan Inn and Lake Avenue School. The presentation is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Those on the earthly plane may reserve their place by calling 518430-2136, or emailing rebeccad@ Many of Pitkin’s most popular books on the ghosts of the region will be for sale for $10 (cash or check only). Proceeds will benefit the Saratoga History Museum.

Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017


It Was 50 Years Ago In May: Rochmon Record Club Takes On “Sgt. Pepper’s” SARATOGA SPRINGS — Rochmon Record Club, which gathers once a month under the guidance of music savant Chuck Vosganian, will converge to listen, learn about and discuss the Beatles’ classic 1967 album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club

Band,” on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Caffe Lena. Doors at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7 p.m. A $5 donation is suggested. A Rochmon Record Club Listening Party is meant to inform and deepen an understanding of the history of the individual

performers, the songs and the stories that made this iconic album. Conversation will follow. The Caffe’ Lena kitchen will be open for light food and drinks. Donations go to the restoration funds of Caffe Lena and Universal Preservation Hall.

UPH Benefits to feature Music of Dave Matthews, Latin Jazz SARATOGA SPRINGS — A benefit concert featuring Dave Matthews cover band Big Eyed Phish takes place 7 – 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Tickets are

$25 in advance, $30 at the door, and are available at: http://phish. On Saturday night, Nov. 4, the auto museum will again be the setting for a benefit concert, this time

featuring Latin jazz band, Alta Havana. For more information about upcoming events in connection with Universal Preservation Hall, go to:

The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga Presents Trio of New Plays SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Local Actors Guild will stage three previously never-produced, full-length shows during its October festival. “Affected,” written by Christina Asselin, will be staged 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21. The comedic drama seeks to examine the intricacies of adult sibling relationships in the wake of the loss of their parents, and how those relationships can be complicated when one of the siblings has a serious mental health issue. It is set in the boroughs of New York City in the present day. “Strong St.,” written by JJ Buechner, is set in Schenectady, and follows the life of Mary, her two sisters and their children as they experience marriage, divorce, birth and death. “Strong St.” will be staged 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. “Our Time” is a loosely autobiographical comedy about breaking into the

world of comedy in 1975 Los Angeles, and was written by Ken Levine. The show stages 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 and 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27.

All performances are at The Saratoga Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Tickets are $15 general admission. For reservations please call 518-393-3496.

Yaddo Presents: “Mad Men” Writer, Creator to Speak about Debut Novel at Saratoga SARATOGA SPRINGS — Matthew Weiner writer, creator, executive producer and director of “Mad Men,” will present his novel “Heather, the Totality,” in conversation with Elaina Richardson, president of Yaddo. The event – part of an ongoing collaboration between the Yaddo arts colony and Northshire Bookstore – takes place 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at Gannett Auditorium, on the campus of Skidmore College. Weiner has entertained audiences for two decades, most recently as writer, creator, executive producer, and director of “Mad Men,” one of television’s most honored series. He also worked as a writer and executive producer on “The Sopranos,” along with several comedy series, and made his feature film debut in 2014. “Heather, the Totality,” Weiner’s thrilling debut novel, hits bookstores next month. Book blurb: Mark and Karen Breakstone have constructed the idyllic life of wealth and status they always wanted, made complete by their beautiful and extraordinary daughter Heather. But they are still not quite at the top. When the new owners of the penthouse above them begin construction, an unstable

stranger penetrates the security of their comfortable lives and threatens to destroy everything they’ve created. Tickets are required for the event and space is limited. One Seat / One Book: $34: Admission for one to the event and one hardcover copy of “Heather, the Totality”; Two Seats / One Book: $47: Admission for two to the event and one hardcover copy; Seniors/Students/Active Duty Military: One Seat / One Book: $30: Admission for one to the event and one hardcover copy. Must present ID at the door to verify discount eligibility. The senior discount is for age 65 & up. General admission tickets are available at Northshire Bookstore Saratoga, located at 424 Broadway, by phone at 518-682-4200, or online at: tickets-required-yaddo-presentsmatthew-weiner. A limited number of VIP tickets, which include a private reception with the author, and are a fundraiser for Yaddo, are available for purchase via a donation to Yaddo. For more information on VIP tickets, go to:

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Skidmore College Theater to stage Modernization of Greek Tragedy, Adaptation of Swedish Novel SARATOGA SPRINGS — The staging of Jack Thorne’s “Let The Right One In,” based on the Swedish novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and Charles L. Mee’s “Big Love,” will highlight Skidmore College Theater’s fall season. “Let The Right One In,”directed by Rebecca MarzalekKelly, will be staged Oct. 19-25 at Black Box Theater, Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, on the Skidmore College Campus. Shows are at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee will take place at 2 p.m. Synopsis: Awash in innocence and shrouded in darkness, the forces collide when young schoolboy Oskar meets his new nextdoor neighbor, Eli. Oskar is bullied, lonely, and from a broken home – all of which pale in comparison to the strange and secretive rituals of Eli. A bond is welded between the two unlikely misfits while, at the same time, a series of bone-chilling murders begin. Their extraordinary connection will be pushed beyond all imaginable limits in this haunting coming-of-age love story.

Charles L. Mee’s “Big Love,” directed by Carolyn Anderson, will be staged Nov. 28 – Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. with weekend matinees at 2 p.m., at the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater on the Skidmore College Campus. Synopsis: Written by two-time Obie Award-winning playwright Charles L. Mee, “Big Love fuses the ancient and the modern by bringing the plot of Greek tragedian Aeschylus’s The Suppliants into the modern era. The story follows fifty sisters as they arrive at a manor in Italy, having fled Greece to avoid marrying their fifty cousins. Known for his adaptations of Greek plays, Mee uses the timeless themes of The Suppliants to raise issues of gender politics, love, and domestic violence to a modern audience in this violent, musical, and comic production. Tickets: $12 general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens. To reserve seats, call the Skidmore Theater Box Office at 518-580-5439, email: or visit:

Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again

The time warp cast. Performances take place Oct. 27-28. Photo provided.

GLENS FALLS -— Art in the Public Eye will stage a regional “Rocky Horror Picture Show” event at 8 and 11:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen St. Inspired by the mayhem initiated during the film’s midnight run at New York City’s Waverly Theater in the mid-1970’s – during which returning audience members dressed in costume, engaged with props and shouted responses to the characters’

statements on the screen - the local screening will be played with live actors performing in real time along with the film. “Over time, a script for the audience has emerged. They respond to the movie, saying certain words or using props during certain scenes. Usually that means throwing something at the screen or in this case the shadow cast,” local show producer Erin Coon said in a statement. “The Wood is such a great space with the screen high above the stage – we have

something special, unique among Rocky shadow cast shows which usually forgo production value entirely. Why can’t cult and campy also wow an audience?” Audience members will receive a bag with props and a cheat sheet to let them know the ins and outs of participation. Tickets are $20, including the prop bag, and can be purchased through the Wood Theater box office in person, by phone at 518480-4878 or online by visiting

Open Auditions for Production of Bridges of Madison County HUDSON FALLS — Con Brio Performing Arts announces auditions for the Jason Robert Brown musical, “The Bridges of Madison County,” based on the book by Robert James Waller. Open auditions will be held at the Strand Theatre 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 23-24. The production is

scheduled to open at the Strand on Jan. 12, 2018. Roles to be filled are as follows: Bud - Iowa farmer, mid 40’s; Marian - Robert’s former wife; Chiara - Francesca’s sister back in Italy.; Michael Francesca and Bud’s son, age 16; Carolyn - Francesca and Bud’s daughter, age 14; Marge, a

neighbor, age 35 – 60; Charlie, Marge’s husband; Chorus of friends and neighbors. All characters and chorus sing, so please prepare a song and a monologue, and bring the music. Lead sheets are fine. The Strand Theater is located at 210 Main St., Hudson Falls. Venue phone: 518-832-3484

Performance at Dance Museum is set in Germany in the aftermath of World War II SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Creative Place International presents “The Tall Boy,” starring Tandy Cronyn at THE National Museum of Dance. Performances take place 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. A compelling and timely

drama, “The Tall Boy” exposes racism and immigrant discrimination in the wake of World War II. Swept up by American Army units in occupied Germany, three European orphans look to their adopted GI “parents” to bring them to America.

The show stars Tandy Cronyn - daughter of legendary theatrical couple Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. Tickets are $25 adults, $15 students and are available at or by calling 518-584-7780.


Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

Jazz At The Spring: The Zorn-Muscatello-Melick Trio Live at Saratoga SARATOGA SPRINGS — A new monthly concert series, Jazz at the Spring, kicks off with the inspiring and ethereal sounds of vocalist Shiri Zorn and her long-time collaborators, guitarist George Muscatello and percussionist Brian Melick, in concert at Spring Street Gallery on

Oct. 26. Jazz at the Spring will be held the last Thursday of each month at the Spring Street Gallery and is sponsored by Capital District Jazz, Ltd. (CDJ) - a 501(c)3 notfor-profit organization formed by practitioners and fans who love jazz music. CDJ is offering a number

of free tickets for youth age 17 and under. If you are interested in obtaining a free ticket please inquire via email info@ General tickets are $15 and are available at: www. event/3095138. CRITERION 19 RAILROAD PLACE, SARATOGA SPRINGS

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Hot Club of Saratoga — every Sunday, Noon @ Salt & Char — 450-7500

Hurricane Harvey survivors benefit show, 9 pm @ One Caroline — 587-2026

Fri - Sun: 10:40 aM, 2:10, 6:00, 9:30 MOn - thu: 2:30, 6:00, 9:30 Fri - Sun: 11:40 aM, 3:20, 7:00, 10:30 MOn - thu: 12:00, 3:30, 7:00, 10:30 Fri - Sun: 10:00 aM, 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:10 MOn - thu: 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:10

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Rochmon Record Club: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583-0022

Keith Pray Quartet, 9 pm @ 9 Maple Avenue — 583-2582

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King’s English, 10 pm @ Caroline St. Pub — 583-9400

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wednesday, 10/18: Bluegrass Jam Circle with Alan Epstein, 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583-0022 Hot Club of Saratoga, 7 pm @ Hamlet + Ghost — 450-7287 The Masters of Nostalgia, 8 pm @ One Caroline — 587-2026

Particle, 9:30 pm @ Putnam Den — 584-8066

thursday, 10/19:

sunday, 10/15:

Hot Club of Saratoga, 7 pm @ Mouzon House — 226-0014

The Bobs: Farewell Tour, 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583-0022

Cloud Lifter, 8 pm @ One Caroline — 587-2026

The Nitty Gritty w/DJ Selector David Normal, 8 pm @ One Caroline — 587-2026

JJ Grey and Mofro, 6:30 pm @ Upstate Concert Hall — 371-0012

Open Mic — every Thursday, 10 pm @ Circus Café — 583-1106

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GARAGE SALES 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. Moving Sale on Saturday October 14 from 9am – 2pm. 730 Saratoga Road, Wilton 12831 All items must go – sofa & chairs, beds, tables, bar stools, kitchen items, lawn & garden, mirrors & wall décor, lamps, curtains, clothing and more. Please bring your own bags/boxes. Cash only please.

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Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

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Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

Puzzles Across 1 “Pardon me ... “ 5 __ Madness: fruity Snapple flavor 10 Info that isn’t as dumb as it sounds 14 Mardi Gras city acronym 15 University founder Yale 16 Quaint “Yikes!” 17 Hardcover protector 19 One on your side 20 Old show showings 21 Josephine, for one 23 Dictator Amin 24 Noun following a vb., usually 25 Improvisational music style developed in 14-Across 32 Cat covering 33 East, to Eduardo 34 Orderly 36 Apple tablet 38 Handled things somehow 39 Stonestreet of “Modern Family” 40 Heredity unit 41 x or y, in plane geometry 42 Planet, in verse 43 Local jurist 48 Divided Asian country: Abbr. 49 Miner’s objective 50 “The Grapes of Wrath” protagonist 54 Boring tools 57 Small Chevy model 58 Maneuver that captures two checkers 61 Low-__ diet 62 Outie’s opposite 63 Natural skin soother 64 Bullfight cheers 65 Brewery kilns 66 Thief who doesn’t need the combination Down 1 Also 2 Time of day 3 “Anything __?” 4 Dot-__ printer 5 Malicious one 6 Oct. baseball semifinal 7 Suffix with 34-Across 8 Indian butter 9 No longer in style

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See puzzle solution on page 46 10 Guy’s breakup letter 11 Gawk at 12 Buddies 13 “Grand” ice cream brand 18 Dame Dench 22 Sandwich with Jif and Welch’s, for short 25 Fooled 26 Pakistani neighbor 27 Eleventh of 13 popes 28 Savory gelatin 29 H-bomb trial, e.g. 30 Weightlessness cause, briefly 31 Congo, formerly 32 Newton fruit 35 Getting it done, initially 37 Clerical office positions

38 Music provider on the road 44 Also 45 Units of energy 46 Strongly suggest 47 Wedding music provider ... and a homophonic hint to six puzzle answers 50 Mexican snack in a shell 51 Track shape 52 Nothing but 53 Spanish lady 54 Not much 55 __ of thumb 56 City skyline obscurer 59 Young __: tots, in dialect 60 Tent stake

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: Verbiage, Verbosity Verbiage is excessive wordiness, usually written. The contract was padded with too much legal verbiage. Verbosity is excessive and boring wordiness, usually spoken. The guest speaker’s verbosity almost put the audience to sleep. 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 13 – October 19, 2017


Schuylerville Girls Soccer Photo by Ruthann Thivierge.

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SCHUYLERVILLE — The Schuylerville girls varsity soccer team, coached by Michael Kopp, have had an amazing season so far. They are currently 10-2 in their league and in first place in Foothills North Division. In their senior game last Tuesday, they won against Amsterdam. Pre-season started for them on Aug. 14, however, during the summer they had informal gatherings for eighth through twelfth grade to utilize the soccer field for an hour and a half a few nights a week in June. Kopp has 10 seniors on his team, which he has been coaching for three years now, which he describes as a “blessing as a coach.” So next season will be a new learning experience for him. Players from JV will be brought up and the familiarity of the practices, plays, and teamwork will be starting fresh. “It’s the familiarity and the reality that all of that is coming to an abrupt halt. We are only guaranteed two more games. We take it one game at a time,” he said. Schuylerville is a Class B school, which is based on student enrollment, but the conference that they play in is primarily Class A teams. “Theoretically,” Kopp explained, “we play tougher teams and opponents.” On Tuesday, Oct. 10, Schuylerville lost to Mechanicville, and it was the first home game they have lost since 2015. The other two losses this season were to Scotia and South Glens Falls, which were both away games, with both schools ranked very high in New York State. “They handled [the home game loss] well. I think they knew the mistakes that we had made, which were few but against a toplevel team. They all nodded their heads. They knew what happened. This is a very seasoned group,” he explained. Schuylerville has one more league game left on Friday, Oct. 13 against Queensbury and then the sectional seeding meeting on Monday where

The girls celebrate a big win.

it will be determined which seed Schuylerville will have, they will be in the top four. This meeting will also determine who they are playing against and when the game will be. Sectionals are at the end of next week and if they win, it will be the first sectional win for Schuylerville girls’ soccer. If Schuylerville defeats Queensbury on the 13th, they will be the Foothills North champions. “I think our mental attitude is where it needs to be at the start of every game and virtually for every minute of the game,” Kopp said proudly. “These kids have been in battles against tough teams starting out as sophomores. They’ve tasted success; there is not a lot they haven’t seen. They take everything in stride and they don’t get down on themselves. When we lost earlier this year there were tears

of shock. They weren’t down about it, they were shocked. Some teams get accustomed to a defeated mentality but we literally intend to win every game we go out there for,” he said. Emily Vallee, a senior, is the reigning Foothill Offensive Player of the Year, which she won as a junior by being voted on by all of the coaches. “Our main objection is to win a sectional title, which Schuylerville has never won so that has been an objective of the program since well before I got here. We’re on the precipice to do it this year,” Kopp explained. “The fundementals and the tactics of the game have not really changed in the three years we’ve been playing together, but the skill level has,” he said. “I always tell them, every time you touch the ball, it makes you a better player,” Kopp said.



Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017

Fasig-Tipton Fall Sales by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Monday, Oct. 16 FasigTipton will be hosting the annual Saratoga Fall Sale. The event will take place in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion beginning at 10:00 a.m. The sale will be featuring 298 horses on offer. The single sale will begin with hips 1-90

consisting of in-foal mares and racing/broodmare racing prospects, followed by hips 91-280 as weanling horses and hips 281-298 are all yearlings. The full calendar is available online at www.fasigtipton. com. “We have good quality in this year’s catalogue,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “There are a number of mares in foal to leading

national and regional sires that should draw significant interest. Additionally, this sale has developed into an excellent weanling market – we have nearly 190 weanlings catalogued this year – and the sire power is very good,” Browning said. Anyone requesting further information is encouraged to contact Evan Ferraro at 859-225-1555.

Hockey for Shelters of Saratoga Photo by

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:00 p.m. join Adirondack Thunder at the Glens Falls Civic Center as they play to raise funds for the Shelters of Saratoga (SOS) organization. Tickets are $15 and $5 of each ticket sold will be donated to SOS. Adirondack Thunder will be playing Brampton Beast. “The Civic Center actually approached us with a fundraiser they’re doing to support local nonprofits and we had recently done

a community resource day at the Civic Center and they approached us while we were there and we thought it would be nice to get involved,” said Rosemary Riedhammer, director of development and marketing at SOS. SOS is asking their supporters to come out and support the shelter in a different way with a broader spectrum therefore getting more people involved. SOS’s typical events reach a very specific group, mostly adults, and the Adirondack Thunder game is a good way to involve whole families in a community service act that they

can do together. If SOS sells 100 tickets, they will be eligible for free ads at the arena for a year. To buy tickets for the event, visit www. and go to the events and tickets tab, once there, use the promo code SOSTHUNDER. “We just hope people will come out and support us. Glens Falls is just a couple exits up the Northway and we hope to see everyone there,” Riedhammer said.

On Oct. 14 support Shelters of Saratoga at the Civic Center. Graphic provided by Rosemary Riedhammer.

Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017


Blue Streaks Hall of Fame Inducts Seven New Members Continued from front page.

community members and current and retired athletic directors review the nominations and select the nominees. A trophy case in the lobby of the blue gym holds plaques in honor of the Hall of Fame members. This year the inductees were: Jen Dryer (Pennell) Dryer graduated in 1994 and participated in soccer, basketball, softball, and lacrosse. She played varsity soccer and varsity basketball as an eight grader; she was named Suburban Council First Team All-Star multiple times for soccer, basketball, and lacrosse; she was part of Section II Division 1 Championship Lacrosse Team in 1991 and 1992; named First Team Saratoga Dream Team for basketball; finished basketball career with 1523 points, 325 assists, 348 steals, and 228 rebounds. In college, Dryer attended West Virginia Wesleyan College from 1994-1998 on a full scholarship for Division 2 basketball program where she started as a point guard for all four years and her overall career included 775 points, 460 assists, 206 steals, and 297 rebounds. “She may be the best ever all around athlete to go through Saratoga Springs,” said Coach Rich Johns, Saratoga Springs tennis coach for 38 years. Robert Guglielmo Guglielmo was a longtime assistant coach from 1971 – 2011 and coached many different sports in the district, such as; freshmen football in 1971, varsity football from 1972-2010, JV wrestling from 1971-1974, varsity lacrosse from 1988-1993, JV lacrosse from 1994-2003 and in 2005, modified lacrosse from 2009-2011. During his 40 years of coaching football, he and his team had many accomplishments including 15 league championships, 22 sectional playoffs, 5 sectional runner-ups, and 5 championships. With his assistance, the lacrosse and wrestling teams also won multiple league and sectional championships. Matthew Kuenzel Kuenzel graduated in the class of 2002, where he

participated in football, indoor and outdoor track and field. His accomplishments include: team captain for football in 2001 and track and field captain in 2002; named Section II All-Star Captain and Offensive Team Player of the Year for football in 2001; school record holder for the shot put since 2002; three-time NYS Meet Qualifier in discus (2001), shot put (indoor, 2002), shot put (outdoor, 2002); received the Clayton Chubb Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year Award and the NYS Sports Foundation Scholar Athlete Award in 2002; part of Suburban Council Boys Track and Field Championship Team; Yaddo Medal Award winner. In college, at SUNY Geneseo, Kuenzel served as co-captain of the men’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams; NCAA SUNYAC Conference Sportsmanship Award Winner; 2006 Geneseo Male Contribution and Leadership Award; holds current Geneseo school record for indoor and outdoor shot put and discus; five-time SUNY Geneseo Student Athlete of the Week; one-time ECAC Field Athlete of the Week. After graduating from SUNY Geneseo, Kuenzel went on to coach at the college level and teach middle school mathematics. Landon Moore Moore, who passed away in 2011, graduated from Saratoga Springs in 1970 and was dedicated to the youth in Saratoga Springs for over 43 years. He began his career as a camp counselor for the cities recreation department. At only 16-years-old, under the guiding eyes of the late Bennie Fasulo, Moore coached the All Star Frogs in Biddy Basketball. He also coached the Pop Warner football program, Little League baseball, a women’s softball league, Skidmore College softball and Saratoga Catholic Central High School football and baseball. “I saw a man and a coach who had an attractive personality that motivated kids to learn basketball. It went as far as parents asking for their kids to be on my dad’s team,” said Moore’s son, Landon Moore, III. “He just had a way with kids that made them want to play and motivate them. He helped kids understand teamwork, respect,

Moore (back row), with his Biddy Basketball team. Photo provided.

and character, all fundamental things that are entailed in the game of basketball and they received that under my dads’ leadership in an early age and moving forward, they took those same core values into life. At an early age, my dad presented things to his players that parents couldn’t and he motivated them in a different way,” Moore continued. Moore’s wife, Amy, was there to accept the award on his behalf; their daughter Phoebe and her husband Jim Hayes also came from South Carolina for the induction. Hayes played on Moore’s Biddy Basketball team when he was nine, long before he was his son-in-law. “It was beautiful,” Amy Moore said of the ceremony. Madalayne Smith Smith graduated in 2010, she participated in indoor and outdoor track and field. Her accomplishments include: first in Section II history for the 100meter hurdles; second in Section II history for the 100-meter dash; eleventh in Section II history for the long jump; State and Federation Champion in the 100meter hurdles. Smith attended the University of Connecticut and competed in indoor and outdoor track; she finished fourth in the outdoor track 100-meter hurdles at the Big East Championships and at the American Athletic Conference Championships in

2014; finished third in the indoor track 60-meter hurdles at the American Athletic Conference Championships and eighth in the ECAC Championships in 20132014; finished first in the indoor track 60-meter hurdles at the New England Championships in 20122013 with a meet record of 8.47.

Linda and Art Kranick run a top notch program,” Van Neste said. “Ed Hall was my discus coach. He was wonderful as a coach and mentor to me. He is the one who recruited me, gave me all sorts of confidence, and had such an influence on my life,” Van Neste said nostalgically.

Maureen Van Neste (Wickerham)

Jamie Welsh (Sweeney)

Van Neste graduated in 1994, she participated in basketball and outdoor track and field. Her accomplishments include: participated in varsity outdoor track and field for six years; 1993 NYSPHSAA discus state champion and 1994 NYSPHSAA discus runner-up; Section II Champion in the shot put and discus in 1994; Suburban Council Champion in the shot put and discus in 1994; co-captain of the varsity basketball team during the 1993-1994 season. After graduating high school, Van Neste attended Syracuse University where she participated in indoor and outdoor track and field. She graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Policy Studies in 1997. Afterward, she continued her education and earned a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University. Currently, she is a Professor at Boston College Law School. “Certainly my fondest memories were working with the coaches, particularly on the track team,

Welsh, graduated from Saratoga Springs High School in 2002, where she participated in cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field. Her high school accomplishments include: part of the girls cross country team to win the state, federation, and national title in 2001; named a Suburban Council All Star for cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field; ran a leg of the New York State and federation indoor and outdoor 4x800 relay team; named an All-American for the Steeplechase and Distance Medley Relay in 2002; and was listed in the “Who’s Who Among High School Students” and a finalist for the 2002 Sports Foundation Section 2 Scholar Athlete Award. Following high school, Welsh attended the University of Rhode Island and participated in cross country, indoor and outdoor track. While there, she received the Rookie Performer of the Meet Award at the outdoor A-10 Championships in 2002 and placed twelfth in the Steeplechase at the New England Championship in 2005.



Week of October 13 – October 19, 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-a-ways, 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

The Saratoga rUNDEAD Treasure Hunt Event SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Sunday, Oct. 15 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., with registration opening at 12:30 p.m. at the Orenda Pavilion, a treasure hunt with proceeds benefiting the Special Olympic New York athletes, will take place. The theme of the treasure hunt is Team Human versus Team Zombie, with each team participating in the same treasure hunt with different goals. Ie: Team Zombie will look for clues to help them spread the zombie outbreak across the planet while Team Human will search to find the components of the zombie virus outbreak. Participants are encouraged to raise donations. For more information, visit www.

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.

Upcoming Events at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame SARATOGA SPRINGS — 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. On Saturday, Oct. 28 the museum will host Halloween Family Fun Day, which will feature Halloween-themed craft activities in the Horse Play Gallery from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., free of charge. On Saturday Oct. 28 starting at noon, Racing experts Tom Amello and Michael Veitch will analyze the upcoming 2017 Breeder’s Cup races with a Breeder’s Cup Preview Panel, free to attend. On Saturday, Nov. 4 there will be a Breeder’s Cup Viewing Party in the Hall of Fame Gallery, food and drink available for purchase. Takes place from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is free to attend, food and beverages an additional cost.

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Girl Scout’s Dare to Climb Registration CAPITAL REGION — Dare to Climb, a special mentoring event for girls sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (GSNENY), will take place on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Great Escape Lodge in Queensbury. This full day program will feature presentations by strong female leaders in the area and a networking workshop. Open to both Girl Scouts and non-members in grades eight and up. This event will give girls the opportunity to speak with some of the region’s most successful women in different job fields. Early registration is $35 and cuts off on Oct. 29, registration after that is $50. This includes breakfast, lunch, admission to the Indoor Water Park on the day of only, and a presentation by Linehan College Counseling. For more information or to register visit, or call 518-489-8110 ext. 112.

Saratoga Bike Bingo SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Bike Bingo is like regular bingo, you get stamps, work for five in a row and win prizes when you get a bingo. In order to get the stamps, you have to ride your bike. Area businesses and locations are the destinations to ride to in order to receive the stamps necessary. They will also be providing the winner prizes. Prizes include gift cards, candy, ice cream, and many more things donated by local businesses. Cards are only $2 each and are available Wednesday and

Saturday at the Saratoga Farmer’s Market, or every day at a number of different local businesses. This event lasts until the end of October. For more information and a list of places to pick up your bingo cards, visit bicyclebenefitssaratoga or email

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

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

Week of October 13 – October 19, 2017


Fifth Annual Bike PHifty Ride

Intro, Boys and Girls Leagues. Sign up at the rec center at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue Monday — Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m. Email re c re s e r v at i on s @ s a r at o g a for pricing.

Saratoga Springs Rec Intro to Ice Skating SARATOGA SPRINGS — Sicn up at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue Monday — Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., or Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Email re c re s e r v at i on s @ s a r at o g a for pricing.

Saratoga Rec Winter Program Registration

Bike PHifty riders in the fifth annual Bike PHifty Ride. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Thirty bikers participated in the Bike PHifty ride that took place on Sunday, Oct. 8. This ride is 50 miles long and is to raise awareness and funds

for people and their families afflicted with a pulmonary hypertension (PH) diagnosis. PH is high blood pressure in the lungs. More than $12,000 was raised, marking the

organization’s highest total to date. Bike PHifty would like to thank the riders, donors and sponsors for their participating. For more information, visit

Suburban Field Hockey Saratoga Springs

for Saratoga were scored in the first half by Lindsey Frank and Sadie Mitchell from Burnt Hills scored in the second half with help from Cristina Pedone. Saratoga goalie Renee Banagan had four saves and Burnt Hill goalie Rachel Kamppila also had four saves. Saratoga took seven shots and Burnt Hills took five.

Falling Leaves 5K will go specifically toward the Vet House and Guardian House, which are homes for Ballston Spa veterans. The run had 32 sponsors and gift certificates for the participants, totaling $1,675. “Our 5K would not be possible without many volunteers from the community; including Ballston Spa Fire Police, veterans residing in VCHC homes, VCHC staff, and Ballston Spa United Methodist Church members and friends,” said the official statement.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Wednesday, Oct. 4 Saratoga Springs played their Pink Game for Senior Day against Bethlehem at Saratoga. In the first half, Lindsey scored both goals, with one assist from Jessie House. Bethlehem also scored two goals from Tripanne Manuel with an assist from Sophia DeFrancesco and Abby Hepfer with an assist from Julia Higgins. In the second half, Saratoga’s Sarah Phillips scored with an assist from Grace Ziehnert and Lindsey Frank scored with an assist from Erin McCarthy. Saratoga goalies Renee Banagan and Kristen Rodecker had eight saves between them with Bethlehem having seven saves from Frances McDonough. This game earned Lindsey Frank the new school record for career goals to date. On Friday, Oct. 6 Saratoga Springs won two to one versus Burnt Hills. Both goals

Falling Leaves 5K BALLSTON SPA — On Saturday, Oct. 7 nearly 200 runners/walkers participated in the 11th Annual Falling Leaves 5K Charity Run in Ballston Spa. It is estimated that over $7,000 will be donated to the Veterans and Community Housing Coalition (VCHC). The VCHC’s mission is to “provide housing and support services to all homeless military veterans and their families and to advocate in behalf of all military veterans and their families and to provide housing opportunities for low income households.” The funds raised at the

Saratoga Springs Ice Rink SARATOGA SPRINGS — The ice rinks on 30 Weibel Avenue are now open with public skating times available. Visit www. for open skate times.

Saratoga Springs Rec Basketball Registration SARATOGA SPRINGS — This league includes Tiny B’Ball,

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Early bird registration for winter programming begins Monday, Nov. 6 and ends Tuesday, Dec. 26. Youth boxing and volleyball will be offered. Email for additional information.

Saratoga Rec Drop-In Sessions SARATOGA SPRINGS — Drop-in sessions for adult basketball, pickleball, racquetball, and wallyball are now happening at the Saratoga Recreation Department. Visit www. for the latest schedule.

Ballston Spa Vs. Schenectady Boys Soccer BALLSTON SPA — On Tuesday, Oct. 10 Ballston Spa visited Schenectady and came away with a 1-0 victory. The goal of the night came with 18:50 left in the first half and was a header scored by Thomas Gentile on a cross from Nevin Grenier.

Schuylerville Vs. Mechanicville Girls Soccer SCHUYLERVILLE — Schuylerville played Mechanicville on Tuesday, Oct. 10 and lost to Mechanicville, 2-1. In the first half, Mechanicville’s Neveah D’Alioa scored a goal with an assist from Brynn Murphy at 23:25. In the second half, Schuylerville’s Amy Moreau scored at 56:53 minutes in, Mechanicville’s Mackenzie Bowen scored with an assist from Lea Hickey at 72:33 minutes in. Schuylerville goalie Caitlin Kelleher had eight saves and Mechanicville goalie Savannah Bowie had three saves. Schuylerville had one corner kick and Mechanicville had four.

First Night Saratoga 5K Run SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 20th Annual First Night Saratoga %K Run, presented by the Saratoga Arts, will take place on Sunday, Dec. 31 at 5:30 p.m. This run is limited to the first 1,500 registrants and there will be no day of race registration. Registration is strongly suggested as the race has sold out for the last 16 years. Register by Nov. 24 for the early registration fee of $25 and a long-sleeved shirt. After Nov. 24, registration is $30. Save time by registering online at www.saratoga-arts. org. A ChronoTrack B-Tag computerized scoring system will be used in the race. The USA Track and Field certified course starts and finishes on the Skidmore College Campus. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers in five-year age categories. All finishers receive a First Night Commemorative Medal. There will be refreshments after the race along with showers and restrooms available in the athletic complex. For more information, call First Night Saratoga at 518-584-4132.