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LOCAL • INDEPENDENT • FREE Volume 11  •  Issue 41  •  October 20 – October 26, 2017 • (518) 581-2480

Restaurant Owner Targets Former Lillian’s Location by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY

Front view of proposed Cantina restaurant, at 408 Broadway, the former location of Lillian’s Restaurant.

$18,117 Raised

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A new eatery, albeit one known to Saratogians for a decade, has targeted the location formerly housing Lillian’s restaurant at 408 Broadway. Plans call for the two-story development of a new Cantina restaurant at the vacant space bordered by The Washington building to the north and Gardner Lane to the south. First floor designs show a kitchen, bar and dining area with a staircase that leads to the

See Great Pumpkin pg. 37

See Lillian’s pg. 12

Longtime Wilton Supervisor Challenge by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY

Saratoga Bridges raised $18,000 at this year’s Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge.

second floor which features a catering kitchen and approximately 2,700 square feet of “open seating,” indicating an event space. Changes include new lighting and signage, windows installed along Gardner Lane alley, and upgrades to the front exterior façade. Lillian’s restaurant closed on Jan. 1, 2016 after more than 40 years on Broadway. Two months later owner Ray Morris sold the building to 408 Broadway Realty LLC for $2.45 million. The buyer, reported the Albany Business Review in 2016, was technology

part of campaigning,” says Nancy Dwyer, who started a new line on the Nov. 7 election ballot called WILTON — Since the first week Public Servants. A sample ballot of June, a real estate broker and for the Town of Wilton provided former math teacher has knocked by the Saratoga County Board of on hundreds of doors at homes Elections also lists Dwyer on the Democratic in Wilton to “As far as I’m concerned, the line for garner suptown is open and transparent and supervisor. port for her accountable to the residents.” “I love campaign to meeting the unseat longtime Republican Supervisor people of this town and the one thing that stresses me the most is Arthur Johnson. “Knocking on doors ener- the time constraints prohibiting See Wilton pg. 11 gizes me and is my most favorite

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Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017

Neighbors: Snippets of Life from Your Community

Ed Kinum, Jeff Brisbin, Sonny Speed, Marcus Ruggiero aka Marcus Live. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

Halloween Roundtable Edition. Question: What is the most memorable costume you wore as a kid on Halloween? A. A superhero. It was very empowering. Did I save the world? That day I did. - Ed Kinum. A. Batman. Why? I liked living in a cave. - Jeff Brisbin. A. I was a mummy, from a paper mache mail order mummy kit. I was like 12. You put it all over you once you put it on it got sticky and hard and you couldn’t even walk in it. - Sonny Speed A. I was like 13 and an outcast, so on Halloween day I went as a normal in-crowd kid. I wore my Sunday church attire, as opposed to my leather and chaps. People were shocked. I won the school costume contest and they gave me a cake. - Marcus Ruggiero

Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017


Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed To Help Those in Need SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Salvation Army plans to ring bells at their red kettles outside of many popular local shopping venues this Christmas season. Last year, with the generosity of the community, the Salvation Army was able to provide 250 families with gifts and a holiday food basket. This year, organizers are seeking additional volunteers

to ring bells at their red kettles to raise awareness and funding for programs that assist struggling people in Saratoga County. “Volunteers who ring bells have direct impact on making change happen in lives of those in their community, as every dollar raised will stay there to meet needs all year,” said Lieutenant Trisha Smouse

of the Salvation Army center. “This is our busiest time of year. The majority of funds used for our operation is collected during the Christmas season, but as you can imagine—it’s never enough to meet the growing year-round needs of hurting people in Saratoga County,” explains Lieutenant Bree Barker. Families, businesses, high

Wellspring Excels in Weekly Donations SARATOGA SPRINGS — The staff and volunteers of Wellspring, the domestic violence service provider in Saratoga County, have raised more money than any other organization in their division during the second week of the Allstate “Purple Purse Challenge.” In doing so, they secured a $10,000 challenge gift that the Allstate Foundation awarded to the three charities that raised the most money in the second week of the friendly competition. To date, Wellspring is in second place in the nation having raised more than $52,000. Wellspring participated in the 2016 Challenge, finishing fifth in the nation by raising more than $51,000. More than 130 individuals, businesses, and organizations made gifts exceeding $42,000 during the second week of the month-long fundraising

competition, which benefits charities that support victims of domestic violence. The Purple Purse Challenge continues through Oct. 31, with the top teams vying for grand prize cash donations totaling $325,000 from the Allstate Foundation. Wellspring will use the money raised through the Purple Purse Challenge to support their comprehensive approach to helping victims of domestic violence—services such as shelter, a 24-Hour hotline, counseling, and legal advocacy. The funds will also help expand the programs that focus on prevention, issue awareness, and social change, such as partnerships with local schools and law enforcement. Notable Saratoga County leaders, organizations and businesses have bolstered the efforts of Wellspring on social media, including Death

Wish Coffee, DeCrescente Distributing, the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, the Saratoga County Sherriff, Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R-Ballston). Wellspring has compiled a list of supporters at ppl. To help the community follow the Purple Purse Challenge, Wellspring also has a webpage: wellspring-purplepurse2017

school and college teams and clubs, civic groups, businesses and churches are encouraged to sign up as volunteer bell ringers. “We work really hard to fight hunger all year and we continue this at Christmas by giving food baskets to those in this area who are struggling with not having enough to eat or the cost of food,” added Barker. The Salvation Army in Saratoga Springs will distribute over 250 food baskets to low-income families this Christmas and offer toys and gifts to disadvantaged children.

“Every Christmas, I’m humbled by the fact that residents in our area are so eager to give people in need the chance to rebuild their lives. They are really making change happen for those in need,” said Smouse. To become a bell ringer, visit For more information, call the Salvation Army at 518-584-1640. Donations can also be made online at, by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by texting the word “GIVE” to 80888 to make a $10 donation to the Red Kettle Campaign.



County Considers New Jail Complex BALLSTON SPA — The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors voted on a resolution Tuesday declaring itself lead agency in the environmental review of a proposed $30 million public safety complex. Galway Supervisor Paul Lent, chairman of the Public Safety Committee, said the full board would consider including the proposal in its budget for the 2018 fiscal year.

“We’ve got to make a determination here very quickly” for the measure to be included in next year’s spending plan, Lent explained. Lent added that his committee forwarded a positive recommendation to the Buildings and Grounds Committee, which is chaired by Northumberland Supervisor Willard Peck and is currently reviewing the proposal.

Hemp Info Session Open to Saratoga County Farmers ROUND LAKE — Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that she and the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County will host an informational session next week for farmers interested in the growth of industrial hemp. It is scheduled on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Washington County Fair Office, 392 Old Schuylerville Road in Greenwich. Soup and dessert will be served. Hemp is used to manufacture an estimated 25,000 products, from clothing to construction materials. Through Nov. 22, the New York State Department

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Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017

Public Hearing Set for Target Shooting Ban on Louden Road in Wilton BALLSTON SPA — On Tuesday, acting on the complaints of Wilton homeowners who claim that bullets from target shooters are hitting their homes, the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors voted to set a public hearing next month regarding a proposed law that would ban target practice on 64 acres of county-owned land north of Louden Road.

The public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 4:40 p.m., in the Board of Supervisors meeting room at 40 McMaster Street in Ballston Spa. “Target shooting on the northern section of Louden Road . . . poses a risk to the health and safety of users of the recreational trail through the parcel, of customers of the Wilton Mall, and of area residents residing on Carlyle

Terrace, Ingersoll Road and Bog Meadow Run,” states the proposed law. The county’s proposed ban for the Louden Road land does not apply to people “lawfully hunting wildlife during the applicable small or big game hunting seasons annually established by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.”

League Launches Election Website SARATOGA SPRINGS — This week the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County announced the launch of Vote411. org, an electronic voter guide for county, town and city races in the November 2017 general election. Candidate information includes biographical details and responses to questions posed by the League, as well as links to candidates’ social media and campaign websites. Candidates who have not yet submitted

their information are listed with “Candidate Has Not Responded”; their responses will be posted as soon as the candidates provide the information. Citizens can also find information about ballot proposals that may be appearing in their town this year. All of this can be accessed online at in an easy-to-use electronic format. Citizens can enter their addresses, compare candidate information and print a customized sample

ballot. Other election information is also available on the website, including registration and absentee ballots. In the upcoming weeks, citizens will be able to find information about candidate forums taking place in their area and across the state. Direct links to these pages are posted on the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County website at www.

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COURT Francis H. Joy, 34, of Malta was sentenced Oct. 11 to 3-1/2 years in state prison, after pleading to sexual abuse in the first-degree, in connection with an incident in Malta. Steven R. Jones, 25, of Queensbury, was sentenced Oct. 11 to one year in jail, after pleading to felony criminal contempt, in connection with an incident in Saratoga Springs. William K. Hutton, 52, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Oct. 12 to felony DWI. Sentencing scheduled Jan. 4.

POLICE Nathaniel J. Danker 30, Scotia, was charged Oct. 12 with felony DWI, aggravated DWI, unreasonable speed, reckless endangerment. Christopher Shannon, 37, Ballston Spa, was charged Oct. 12 with misdemeanor DWI. Sean M. Carey, 30, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 12 with operating a motor vehicle mv impaired by drugs. Steven A. Keene, 29, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 12 with unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance. Jennifer L. Hallowell, 42, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 12 with harassment, resisting arrest, criminal tampering, assault. Caeli Paige, 23, Victory Mills, was charged Oct. 12 with speeding, aggravated unlicensed operation. Alonte J. White, 26, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 10 with

three counts assault, two counts robbery. White was charged following a lengthy investigation conducted by the Saratoga Springs Police Department. It is alleged that White assaulted and stole money from a victim, whose injuries during the incident required treatment at Saratoga Hospital. White was arraigned in Saratoga County Court and was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail, or $200,000 bond, according to police. Griffin P. Edwards, 19, Delmar, was charged Oct. 10 with aggravated unlicensed operation. Matthew R. Barton, 34, Ballston Spa, was charged Oct. 10 with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of an auto accident (property), following motor vehicle too closely. Justin N. Ware, 25, Troy, was charged Oct. 9 with stalking, criminal contempt, aggravated family offense – a felony. William J. Deaprix, 29, Scotia, was charged Oct. 8 with misdemeanor DWI, driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Nicholas C. Georgalas, 19, Massapequa, was charged Oct. 7 with criminal mischief. John J. Guerin, 39, Ballston Spa, was charged Oct. 7 with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Carlos Perez, 22, Amsterdam, was charged Oct. 7 with two felony counts and one misdemeanor count criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal impersonation.

BLOTTER 5 Joseph R. Bozony, 22, Saratoga Springs was charged Oct. 7 aggravated unlicensed operation. Kristen L. Fuller, 30, Saratoga Springs was charged Oct. 6 with aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to signal a turn. Joseph A. Romero, 18, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 6 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, trespassing.

Timothy P. McHugh, 57, Latham, was charged Oct. 6 with felony grand larceny. Celestino G. Moreira, 54, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 6 with failure to stop at stop sign, aggravated unlicensed operation, operating unregistered motor vehicle on highway. John Lavada, 27, Mayfield, was charged Oct. 7 with eight misdemeanor counts petit larceny. Anthony F. Aubin, 27, Clifton Park, was

charged Oct. 5 with two felony counts grand larceny. James P. Purdy, 30, Stillwater, was charged Oct.4 with misdemeanor petit larceny. Amy L. Lavoy, 37, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 4 with aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor. Marcus T. Jackson, 28, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 3 with attempted assault, and criminal mischief.



Theresa Reynolds

Linda DeMartino

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Theresa E. (Verro) Reynolds passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. Calling hours 4 to 7pm Sunday, October 15, Burke Funeral Home, North Broadway. A Mass of Christian Burial at 10am Monday, St. Clement’s Church, Lake Ave. and burial at St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Ave. Please visit

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Linda (Woolley) DeMartino passed away October 11, 2017. Visitation from 12:30am to 1pm, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at the Burke & Bussing Funeral Homes, Saratoga Springs. Funeral service at 1pm. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. Online remembrances may be made at

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Mary Perkinson Racette

Doris Pemberton Leary

Joseph “Big Joe” DiBenedetto

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Mary Perkinson Racette passed peacefully October 12, 2017. Calling hours 3 p.m. – 7p.m. October 18 at the Burke & Bussing Funeral Homes, Saratoga Springs. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on October 19 at St. Clement’s Church. Burial in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna, NY. Please visit burkefuneralhome. com

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Doris Pemberton Leary, 93, passed away on October 10, 2017. Calling hours are 4 to 7pm October 16, 2017 at Burke & Bussing Funeral Homes, Saratoga Springs. A funeral service will be 10am on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the funeral home Please visit

GANSEVOORT — Joseph “Big Joe” DiBenedetto passed away October 8, 2017. Visitation from 4 to 7pm, October 17 at the Burke & Bussing Funeral Homes, Saratoga Springs. Funeral Mass at 10:30am October 18 at St. Clement’s Church. Burial with military honors at 12at the Saratoga National Cemetery. Please visit

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Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017


Saratoga WarHorse Receives a Boost A Gift for Kelly’s Angels

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Impressions of Saratoga co-owners Marianne Barker (at left) and Maddy Zanetti (front row, third from right) present a check of $1,527 to Kelly’s Angels Inc. on Saturday, Oct. 14 for last year’s shirt sales. The money will be used for three scholarships to help Staff of DeCrescente Distributing Co. are pictured with Saratoga Brewing owner Max Oswald (center) and Saratoga Chamber of Commerce President Todd Shimkus (right), along with representatives of Saratoga WarHorse Foundation and the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau at the Oct. 12, 2017 event. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — With support from the local community, Saratoga Brewing and DeCrescente Distributing Company announced last week that they raised $16,000 through their coaster and pinup program, as well as special events, in support of the Saratoga WarHorse Foundation. On Thursday, Oct. 12, representatives of Saratoga Brewery and DeCrescente Distributing Company presented a check

to Saratoga WarHorse at the Saratoga Brewing Tap Room at 131 Excelsior Ave. Saratoga Brewery resurrected their Death Wish Pumpkin Ale, a limitedrelease ale brewed with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans and Death Wish Coffee. Through a three-day, interactive experience between veterans and retired thoroughbreds at Saratoga WarHorse, a mutual trust and profound bond is

established. Veterans receive an effective, alternative method for healing emotional wounds, while the retired thoroughbreds receive rewarding and meaningful work after their racing careers have ended. This program has had a 100 percent success rate. For more information about the Saratoga WarHorse Foundation, visit the website or call 518-886-8131.

fulfill a dream of children who have lost a parent to cancer. For seven years, the partnership with the Saratoga Springs Fire Department has been a great community program. There are a few shirts left at Impressions for this year’s fundraiser, which will benefit the organization Too Life.



Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017

Martin for Public Saratoga County Hires Law Firm to Address Opioid Crisis Safety Commissioner SARATOGA COUNTY — According to a statement provided by Gramercy Communications, the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors took decisive action in a special board meeting this month to ramp up its fight against the opioid crisis. The supervisors have authorized the retention of the New York City-based law firm Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC to pursue litigation against companies and potentially physicians responsible for careless practices related to the manufacturing, distribution and prescriptions of opioid pharmaceuticals. “Like most areas of the state, opioid abuse has become an epidemic in Saratoga County,” said Stillwater Supervisor Ed Kinowski, chairman of the Board of Supervisors. “The ease of access, and over-prescription of these dangerous drugs has led to the death of too many of our friends and neighbors. The misrepresentation of the nature of

these drugs has led to an alarming rise in addiction and overdoses.” “Saratoga County has invested significant resources to combat opioid abuse and addiction,” said Saratoga County Administrator Spencer Hellwig. “We’ve trained our first responders to take action when they encounter someone experiencing an overdose. We’ve also had to increase our social services programs to aide residents who are struggling with addictions. In addition to the irreplaceable cost of life, the strain on time, training, and equipment for our county is not minimal.” The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors is looking to recoup some of the resources that have been invested in this fight. By pursuing litigation against manufacturers, distributors and those who inappropriately prescribe opioids, the county looks to recover some of the financial costs associated with training programs, purchases of equipment,

and the development of increased public services to help aide residents fighting their addictions. There will be no costs to taxpayers. The law firm will only be compensated in the form of a portion of any settlements that may be reached, according to the statement provided by Gramercy. Other municipalities across the country have retained Napoli Shkolnik, including Nassau County and the City of Dayton, Ohio, which has been referred to as the “heroin epicenter” of the country. To date, the firm represents nearly twenty municipalities nationwide. “This disease of addiction is a difficult one to combat,” said Catherine Duncan, Saratoga County’s director of Public Health Services. “Our county has expanded programs to address the rise in requests for treatment and continues to work collaboratively with community partners to raise awareness of the dangers of addiction.”

We are fortunate to have an eminently qualified candidate for Commissioner of Public Safety in Saratoga Springs: Peter Martin. This is an important position with the largest budget and the largest number of departmental employees of the five commissioners. It requires a dedication to public process and attention to detail, as well as the ability and willingness to devote many hours beyond what the job pays. We already have an excellent police chief and fire chief; the job of the commissioner of public safety is not to take over their responsibilities but to ensure all aspects of public safety including traffic management, safe streets and emergency services run smoothly and efficiently. I have known Peter for several years and have always seen him go above and beyond the call of duty.

He took it on himself to create an on-boarding program for new members of the Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee to make them immediately productive. He has tirelessly attended every City Council meeting (at least every one that I have attended) as a Saratoga County supervisor. In working with him on some volunteer causes I have seen he is a thoughtful leader. He loves to dig deep and listen to citizens and assemble the facts before making an informed decision that’s fair to all concerned. In short, he’s exactly what we need at this position. I urge you to vote for Peter Martin for Commissioner of Public Safety on November 7. Otis Maxwell Saratoga Springs

Blumenberg for City Court Judge Saratoga Springs City Court, one of the busiest courts in our county with a backlog of cases, was granted funds for a second full-time judge position by the New York State Office of Court Administration. Our court carries a heavy caseload of the most prominent and complex cases within the criminal justice system of Saratoga County. On Dec. 9, 2016, a panel of interviewers, set-up by Mayor Joanne Yepsen, met to interview five candidates to fill a one-year vacancy for one of two city court judge positions. The purpose of the interviews was to score each candidate on their suitability for the job. The panel agreed on the scoring of three candidates, and disagreed on two. All interviewers agreed that Francine Vero was book smart, yet she had no experience as a judge. As a lawyer for 10 years, she was demonstrably ambitious, aggressive and probably saw the Saratoga City Court as a steppingstone. Two interviewers believed Vero’s obvious inexperience would contribute to a greater backlog of cases. Saratoga, a small community

with a small-town budget, required an experienced judge, accustomed to effectively expediting a heavy caseload, and also one who lived in the community more than five years. As the only woman to serve on this panel, along with a registered independent, we were two votes against versus one vote for Vero. Still, the mayor appointed Vero to the vacancy. Why? Was it because Vero was a lawyer with the same law firm that represented the mayor in 2016 on her ethics charges? In November voters have an opportunity to do what our panel, set up by Mayor Yepsen, was not given the ability to have: a binding vote. It is abundantly clear Andrew Carter Blumenberg—practicing law for 22 years, 10 of which as Saratoga Court County Public Defender, while residing in Saratoga Springs—is far more qualified than Vero. Assigned to City Court during this period, Blumenberg has represented thousands of less fortunate people in criminal matters. Without question he is the best and most suitable candidate for the job. Winnie Baden Saratoga Springs

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Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017

Milton Faces Difficult Choices in Three Resolutions by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY MILTON — In a crowded meeting room Wednesday night, Milton officials took three controversial votes related to a development proposal on Hutchins Road, the purchase of former Boy Scout land and a town-wide property tax hike to solve budget problems. Tom Samascott, owner of Malta Development and the popular Winner’s Circle apartment complex on Geyser Road, was present as the Milton Town Board voted 3-2 against his proposal to build 83 apartments for people aged 55 and up in a 14-acre wooded parcel off Hutchins Road. Samascott’s project was first proposed nearly a year ago. However, stiff opposition from more than 100 local residents in the neighborhood’s existing single-family homes apparently resonated with Councilmen Frank Blaisdell and Scott Ostrander, and Councilwoman Barbara Kerr,

who voted against changing the current residential zoning for the creation of a Planned Development District (PDD). A 4-1 majority was required to pass the PDD resolution, according to Supervisor Dan Lewza, who voted in favor along with Councilman Benny Zlotnick. “This has been a great struggle for myself,” offered Blaisdell, when Deputy Town Clerk Mary Ann Mevec had called on him to cast his vote. “But I’m a strong supporter of open spaces, low-density housing and well-settled communities with a history of caring for each other.” Blaisdell continued: “I’m concerned that the proposed building is not appropriate for the area—and regardless of the age of the people that will potentially occupy it, the addition of 150 to 200 people in that area would be more density than we could ask the area to support. I’m voting no.” Kerr raised similar concerns about the “density” of the apartment complex.

Zlotnick expressed disbelief that his fellow board members would turn down the offer by Samascott to spend $432,000 for an extension of water lines to homes on Red Oak Lane and White Oak Path, which are located about a quarter mile from Hutchins Road. “The town of Milton board in the past made some mistakes or errors and people couldn’t have water,” Zlotnick said. “We have an opportunity for this developer to put something in with roads that we don’t have to pave, snowplow or pick up leaves on. We have a chance for people to get water at no cost to the town, and very little costs to residents on those two streets.” Malta Development, Zlotnick added, has “offered us hundreds of thousands of dollars in free services to the town, and I think it’s very short-sighted to vote no. I vote yes.” Ostrander voted against the resolution without comment. Prior to the vote, he said the decision should not be based on extending water lines only to two streets, when there are other areas of Milton that need better water service. “Thank you all, for all of your time,” Samascott said, before abruptly leaving the meeting room with his son Wayne. The second resolution taken up by the board was

approved 5-0. It dealt with a proposed $500,000 town expense for purchasing the former Boyhaven property off Route 29. In effect, the resolution empowered Milton Town Attorney James Craig and the town engineer to begin the formal process of finalizing a contract with the Boy Scouts of America Twin Rivers Council, which selected Milton’s bid for the 300-acre property earlier this year. A separate resolution would be required to approve the finalized contract. Town residents have 30 days from now to collect approximately 900 signatures and force what Lewza called a “permissive referendum” allowing the town to borrow the money. Most of the people in attendance Wednesday night favored the Boyhaven purchase at the scheduled public hearing for the resolution. Milton Planning Board Chairman Larry Woolbright again called it a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to acquire valuable land—otherwise, he said, developers would quickly purchase it. “It will be a development, and then it will be beyond our reach,” Woolbright said. Jason Miller, who oversees buildings and grounds and is one of four people on the Milton Budget Committee,

argued that “nobody has put forth any plan” in recent months to address how exactly the town can pay for the Boyhaven land. “Before we move forward with a purchase, we need to do our homework,” Miller said. The town board members voted in favor of another resolution that would allow the town to exceed a statemandated 2 percent cap on property tax increases, due to serious budget problems that Milton is facing. If approved, the property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value in Milton would increase to $.66 from the current amount of $.33. Lewza criticized members of the media, the public and even other town board members for presenting incorrect numbers about the proposed tax increase and the tentative $7.7 million budget for 2018, singling out those who post on social media accounts. He produced a copy of his own property tax bill to demonstrate that the rate hike would amount to an increase of about $85. The town’s budget committee will meet for a workshop that is open to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. The full board will hold a formal public hearing on the tentative budget on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 6:35 p.m.

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Longtime Wilton Supervisor Challenged Continued from front page.

me from knocking on every door,” Dwyer added, noting how there are more than 11,000 registered voters in Wilton. Johnson has run unopposed for supervisor since 2002, after serving as the town’s deputy supervisor in his seat on the Wilton Town Board. Prior to that, he served as the town assessor for nearly 15 years. “My long-term goal is to build on our successes, provide quality of life, plan for the future and make Wilton the best place to live,” Johnson said. Both candidates were asked to provide emailed responses to questions about this year’s contested election. In addition to her recent professional work as a licensed real estate broker, Dwyer taught math classes in the Ballston Spa Central School District for eight years and has volunteered or raised funds for such groups as Sustainable Saratoga and the South Glens Falls Marathon Dance. Dwyer, who received an endorsement by the Democratic Party, said she devised the Public Servants line out of a strong belief that elected officials should “work for the people, not party, not special interests.” She claims that 23 percent of voters in Wilton are like her in preferring “no party affiliation.”

Dwyer said that message “is really hitting home with people regardless of their registered party affiliation.” Moreover, considering in particular Johnson’s tenure as supervisor, Dwyer said that many residents told her the “lack of competition and accountability” in Wilton has resulted in widespread “complacency.” “Proven leadership skills developed as a math teacher, business trainer, realtor, treasurer, business owner, board member, community volunteer and fundraiser prepare me well to be able to pull people together, facilitate communication, manage employees, prepare budgets and negotiate the various issues that a growing town and county face,” Dwyer concluded. “New energy does not translate into more energy,” Johnson responded. “I am at town hall every day working diligently for our residents on a full-time basis.” “I agree that there is some voter complacency and that can be for a variety of reasons,” the supervisor continued. “I would like to think that it is because the residents are happy and satisfied with no apparent need for changes.” Johnson indicated that he is “not sure” about the reasoning behind the lack of accountability that Dwyer mentioned. “The entire town board has been responsive to the public,” he said.

Nancy Dwyer during a break from her political campaign in Wilton. Photo by

Johnson pointed to a recent finding that Wilton’s official town website, in terms of “information and

Wilton Supervisor Arthur Johnson prior to a recent meeting of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors. Photo by Larry Goodwin.

ease of searching,” ranked higher than most others in the Capital Region. “As far as I’m concerned,”

he added, “the town is open and transparent and accountable to the residents.”



Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017

Restaurant Owner Targets Former Lillian’s Location Continued from front page.

company nfrastructure’s CEO Dan Pickett. The current applicant, according to an architectural/ historic review application filed with the city last month, is ACT 408 Broadway LLC, and lists Cantina restaurant owner Jeff Ames as a contact person. Cantina opened its doors in June 2007 and continues to operate at 430 Broadway. The opening of a Cantina restaurant in the former Lillian’s location is contigent on the sale of the building at 408 Broadway to Ames. Some additional development applications under consideration by the city’s Land Use boards include: Caroline Apartments: 24 Caroline Street, construction of new, in-fill, mixed-use building. (Building previously located on site demolished due to fire). Owner: 24 Caroline Street Owners, LLC 7 Sundance Lane, Loudonville, N.Y. South Broadway mixeduse: 146 South Broadway. To replace former one-story ice cream store and pizza restaurant located on east side of South Broadway. Owner: Performing Asset Strategies, Saratoga Springs.

Station Park: Proposed mixed-use development on west side, between Route 29 (Washington Street) and the train station. Owner: West Avenue Property LLC, c/o Markwood Enterprises Inc., Hollywood, California. New six-story hotel and spa. Owner: Adelphi Hotel Partners, LLC. Proposed location: the north side of Washington Street between Universal Preservation Hall and the Rip Van Dam site. The northeast corner of the property abuts the Adelphi Hotel (361365 Broadway), also owned by Adelphi Hotel Partners, LLC – although the new hotel will be operated independently from the Adelphi Hotel. At the new hotel, the north end of the first floor will provide access to an indoor pool. The pool will be in an attached single-story structure. The second through sixth floors of the new building will include 50 additional guest suites. A one-story connector will provide access to an existing stone house at 23 Washington Street - which formerly served as the rectory for the Bethesda Episcopal Church – and which will be renovated as a guest suite.

Caroline Apartments: 24 Caroline Street.

South Broadway mixed-use: 146 South Broadway

Front view of proposed Cantina restaurant, at 408 Broadway, the former location of Lillian’s Restaurant.

Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017


Legal Challenge Forces Emergency Homeless Shelter Back to City’s East Side by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — The city’s Code Blue emergency shelter will again be sited at the Soul Saving Station Church as a temporary measure to house individuals who would otherwise remain unsheltered during harsh winter conditions. Code Blue Saratoga, a program of Shelters of Saratoga, was anticipated to have secured a permanent location following the February 2017 gift offered by Ed and Lisa Mitzen to construct a permanent facility on the grounds of 20 Walworth St., where the current SOS shelter is located. Bonacio Construction and the LA Group subsequently partnered with the Mitzen Family to provide the necessary project planning, which gained unanimous approval from both the city Planning Board and Zoning Board of Approvals. The twostory structure was slated to house about 50 beds. But in July, the city’s determination of zoning and land use for the project was challenged by a group of nearly two dozen people who initiated a legal action to halt its development. As a result, initial construction timelines have been delayed pending judicial review of the project, and those delays forced those operating the shelter to look elsewhere. Pastor Arnold Byrd II and

The Soul Saving Station Church on Henry Street, the host site of last year’s Code Blue season, once again stepped forward to partner with SOS as the temporary host of its 2017-18 Code Blue season. “Being part of this community, we have a duty to assist those in need,” Byrd said, in a statement. Both city mayoral candidates – Republican Mark Baker and Democrat Meg Kelly – acknowledged Soul Saving Station for stepping forward to provide a space for temporary shelter, in response to an inquiry seeking comment for this article, although no specific information was offered regarding the potential Walworth Street location. The responses, in full, are below. Officials at SOS – who currently operate two other buildings on the Walworth Street property as well as a twice-a-week “dropin” center – say having the Code Blue shelter in close proximity to the case-managed shelters maximizes the opportunity to provide a full continuum of services and more easily connect homeless individuals with the support services they need. “What we foresaw and unfortunately now has happened is that

poor leadership, bad planning and a lack of consensus building to address human needs is now locked up in litigation – a disappointing theme of the current administration to a very complex issue. “I’m thankful that Pastor Byrd and the Soul Saving Station Church have stepped up to welcome those who need shelter into their Congregation. “As the current proposal is in litigation, I will not be commenting further on future plans. However, as a community, we have a moral obligation and responsibility to show compassion and to be responsive to those already in our city who are in need and homeless, especially children. As Mayor, I would be personally committed to working with the faith, social services and business communities to find a solution to this complex issue that

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,


is sensitive to those in need, but is also responsible and respectful to our neighborhoods, schools and residents.” – Statement from Mark Baker. “Saratoga Springs helps its homeless with services from various agencies. “The Code Blue overnight shelter is truly a community effort that offers meals, supplies, services through volunteer hours from businesses, support groups and individuals. I am grateful that the Soul Saving Station Church will host the shelter again this winter when the temperature drops below 32*F. “It is my belief that a permanent home for Code Blue can be realized through public-private partnerships and if I am elected as Mayor I will work to make sure this becomes a reality for our community.” - Statement from Meg Kelly.

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Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017

Ayco Plans Move to Colonie

Outside the Saratoga Springs office. Photo by

by Larry Goodwin Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Ayco officials announced this week that a location has been selected in the Town of Colonie

for construction of a regional corporate headquarters. The final design and development approvals are pending in Colonie, officials say. Still, starting about two years from now, all jobs in Ayco’s offices at 321 Broadway

A rendering of the proposed Ayco offices in Colonie provided by Tara Ryan, the company’s vice president of communications.

in Saratoga Springs are expected to be transferred to a modern, 150,000-square-foot office structure built at the site of the former Starlite Music Theater near Adirondack Northway Exit 7. Tara Ryan, Ayco’s vice president of communications, indicated that the company employs a total of 870 people in the Capital Region. She declined to share the precise number of people who work in the Saratoga Springs office.

Ryan added that “a multitude of factors” led to the decision among corporate officials to select the Colonie location. The financial planning and investment firm’s offices, which serve clients worldwide, are currently separated among the Broadway location and two other buildings in Albany and Latham. In a statement, Ayco President and CEO Tim O’Hara said: “We’re excited to progress our plan to consolidate our

people in the Capital Region. We believe this will allow us to better serve our clients and increase opportunities for our associates to collaborate and connect.” The statement from Ayco reported how “initial moves into the building would begin no earlier than late 2019,” and that company officials are expecting to add 160 new jobs within two years after that date. Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen, a strong supporter of Ayco expanding their offices on Broadway, responded to the announcement in a hopeful tone. “We are pleased that Ayco will still have a significant presence in the city, but very disappointed, despite all our efforts, that they have decided not to build an expanded structure to their current location in Saratoga Springs to meet all their needs,” Yepsen said, in a statement provided by her executive assistant Lisa Shields. “I know their employees love the quality of life, working and living in our city,” the mayor said. She added that the opening of new corporate offices for Ayco in Albany County “will be a very different experience.” “This is a loss for Saratoga Springs, but I am confident we will partner with other great companies in the future,” Yepsen said.

Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017

Medical Group Names Senior V.P.

practice. He also has served on the Saratoga Hospital Board of Trustees. A graduate of Albany Medical College, Mastrianni completed a residency at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and a fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital-Harvard Medical College.

Award-Winning Creative Director Joins PEP

Davila earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He has coauthored articles in science publications such as Macromolecules and Nanoscape. Davila has experience writing across a variety of mediums, including print, digital and TV. He is bilingual, speaking English and Spanish, and is semi-fluent in French.

Apartment Community Prepares for Tenants

Dr. David Mastrianni. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Longtime Saratoga Springs physician David Mastrianni has been named senior vice president of Saratoga Hospital Medical Group. In this new role, Dr. Mastrianni will support the medical group’s strategic goals, enhance communication and collaboration, and serve as the liaison between the growing multi-specialty practice and Saratoga Hospital. Established in 2013 with about 40 physicians, the medical group now has more than 180 doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Mastrianni retired from fulltime practice in July. For him, the part-time role with Saratoga Hospital Medical Group offers an excellent opportunity to continue more than three decades of service to the community. Mastrianni grew up in Saratoga Springs. As a youth, he volunteered at Saratoga Hospital, where his father served as president of the medical staff. Dr. Mastrianni left the region temporarily to complete his medical training. He returned in 1994 and with his wife, nurse practitioner Lucille Albergo, he established Saratoga’s first full-time hematology-oncology


Jonathan Davila. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Patient Experience Project (PEP) has announced the hiring of Jonathan Davila as an associate creative director. In this position, Davila is focused on copywriting and creative concepts. He is beginning his work at PEP’s Saratoga Springs headquarters but will soon be based out of Chicago. Davila is an award-winning advertising professional with more than 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical and biotechnology advertising. Over the course of his career, Davila has worked on 21 domestic and seven global brands in a number of disease fields, including cardiovascular medicine, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, neurology, osteoporosis, ophthalmology, pulmonology and wound care. Previously, he worked at AbelsonTaylor, a global advertising agency focused on health and wellness.

MILTON — The Albany-based Sunrise Management and Consulting and Amedore Group have announced a partnership for the development of a new 55+ community near Saratoga Springs with a focus on fun and fitness year-round. Carlton Hollow Apartments, located at the intersection of Greenfield Avenue and Northline Road in Milton, will consist of three buildings with a total of 128 units. There will be one- and twobedroom floor plans plus many community amenities including an indoor pickleball court, sauna, indoor pool, movie room, beauty salon, and more. The apartment units will bear the Amedore Group’s signature attention to design and detail featuring full gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, breakfast bars, and private balconies or patios. The company is using 35 years of experience in the Capital Region to design plans for the new apartments. Sunrise Management and Consulting publishes an annual survey of Northeast multifamily rental markets, providing an up-to-date database of unit mix, asking rental

rates and historical trends for the use of Sunrise and its clients. Carlton Hollow Apartments is expecting its first residents in January 2018, with the whole project scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2018. The project will include 128 apartments, including one and two-bedroom floor plans ranging from 990 to 1,241 square feet and will rent between $1,450 and $1,795 per month. For more information, visit the website www.

New Lawyer in Town

Javier Mendez. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Javier J. Mendez, Esq. has joined the law firm Lemery Greisler LLC, which has offices in Albany and Saratoga Springs. After practicing law in Puerto Rico for many years, Mendez will focus on commercial litigation, commercial loan workouts and foreclosure. In Puerto Rico, Mendez was the lead attorney in cases involving breach of contracts, real estate disputes and labor and employment cases. Among others, he represented companies, employers, insurance companies, municipalities, engineers, contractors and developers. Mendez has extensive trial and appeals experience. He provides ongoing legal advice to businesses concerning labor and employment matters and in

drafting or negotiating contracts. Mendez has a Master of Laws in International Business and Economic Law as well as a Certificate in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from Georgetown University Law Center. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law and is admitted in New York State, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Mendez speaks fluent English and Spanish.



Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017

Using Social Media for Good in Our Community

by Todd Shimkus, President of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce Saratoga TODAY

In many ways, the Chamber’s ability to communicate and engage with our members, residents, visitors and local leaders has been positively enhanced by social media. The Chamber’s Facebook page has nearly 10,000 likes and followers. Our Twitter page has more than 8,000 followers and our Instagram account has 2,200 followers. Our goal is to use social media to be a visible and vocal promoter for all of our members and all of the communities across Saratoga County. We use social media to promote specific member achievements, like ribbon cuttings or via sharing news stories about them.

Social media has become a significant tool in our countywide tourism promotional efforts. Every week, we pick two local events to do promoted social media posts with our partners at Mannix Marketing. This campaign alone has reached more than 1.5 million people in the last year. Our promotion of the Hadley Maple Fest reached nearly 20,000 people. A post about the 239th anniversary of the Battle of Saratoga generated nearly 1,300 reactions, comments and shares. Last winter, we posted three separate videos of snow falling- on Broadway, in Congress Park, and at the Racecourse. These videos reached 164,000

people with thousands of reactions and shares across the US and the world. We’ve done Live Feeds via social media from ribbon cuttings, local events, and at some chamber functions. This use of social media has allowed people who can’t be there in person to get an insider’s view of a special event while it is happening. Our first significant exploration in the use of social media was back, in 2011, when we produced the Saratoga Lip Dub. This video has been viewed by 85,000 people on Youtube. Fingerpaint Marketing has helped us with our social media efforts too. Their talented professionals invented the hashtags #Pharoahtoga and #LeapOfKindnessDay. We then used these hashtags to inspire people to action. The #Pharoahtoga campaign, for instance, was designed to encourage the owners of American Pharoah to bring their Triple Crown champion to Saratoga. Meanwhile

the #LeapOfKindnessDay effort motivated thousands to use the extra day we all had in Leap Year of 2016 to do something kind for someone else. We used the hashtag #WhoaCuomo to help educate everyone on why it was so important to our community and the Saratoga Race Course that NYRA be reprivatized. We use the hashtag #HealthySaratoga to recognize our members who are taking action to ensure that Saratoga County is always one of the healthiest place to live. We’re using social media right now to help Wellspring as they compete to win the #purplepurse challenge in an effort to receive a substantial donation from the challenge’s sponsor, the Allstate Foundation. You too can be a part of our positive online community. It’s really easy. Simply follow us on Twitter at @SaratogaChamber; on Facebook at @saratoga.chamber; and on Instagram at @ saratogacountychamber.


Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017 Adirondack Christian Fellowship  

Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Community

New Life Fellowship*

Saratoga Abundant Life Church

8 Mountain Ledge, Wilton 587-0623 | Services: Sunday 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Adirondack Friends Meeting

2001 Route 9, Round Lake 877-8506 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 & 11 a.m.; Eastern Orthodox — Christ the Savior

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

2 Hutchins Rd. Saratoga Springs 885-5456 | Services: Sunday 8:20 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Saratoga Chabad

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

130 Circular St, Saratoga Springs 526-0773 | Saratoga Friends Meeting (Quaker)

27 Saratoga Ave, South Glens Falls 793-3755 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Assembly of God Faith Chapel 6 Burgoyne St, Schuylerville 695-6069 | Rev. Jason Proctor Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Assembly of God Saratoga 118 Woodlawn Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-6081 | Services: Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Bacon Hill Reformed Church* 560 Route 32N, Bacon Hill | 695-3074 Rev. Janet Vincent | Services: Worship service 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m. Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa | 885-7312 Services: Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Ballston Spa United Methodist Church 101 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa 885-6886 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Baha’i Community of Saratoga Springs Saratoga Springs Public Library, Glasby Room Public Meetings 1st Tuesdays, 7 p.m. 692-7694, 885-0876 | | 1-800-22UNITE Bethesda Episcopal Church* 41 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs | 584-5980 The Very Rev’d Marshall J. Vang Services: Sunday 8:00AM & 10:00AM Calvary Capital District

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

17 Low Street, Ballston Spa | Pastor Andrew Holt Services: Sunday 10 am | Church of Christ at Clifton Park

100 Saratoga Village, Building 17, Ballston Spa. Pastor David Moore | 899-7777 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Greenfield Center Baptist Church

7 Old Route 146, Clifton Park 371-6611 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Charlton Freehold Presbyterian 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

768 Charlton Rd., Charlton | Services: Sunday 10 am | 399-4831 Christ Community Reformed Church

235 Hudson Ave., Mechanicville | 664-4442 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 Hope Church

1010 Route 146, Clifton Park | 371-7654 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Christ Episcopal Church

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

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.

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

600 Route 67, Malta , NY 12020 | Services: Sunday : 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2 p.m. and Wednesday : 7 p.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 Service: Sunday 8:45 am Followed by Fellowship Arlene Schmidt, CLM | Handicap accessible Presbyterian-NE Congregational Church

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

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

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

62 Henry St, Saratoga Springs Services: Sunday 10 a.m. | 584-3122 www.SOULSAVINGSTATIONCHURCH.COM Stillwater Christian 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*

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*

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

509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-8730 | Shabbat Services: Friday 6 p.m. or 8p.m. (rotating schedule) Saturdays: 10:30a.m. Terra Nova 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*

45 Washington St, Saratoga Springs 833-0504 | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. The Salvation Army/ Worship, Service & Community Center

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*

27 Woodlawn Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-1640 | Services: Sunday School 10 a.m.; Praise & Worship 11 a.m. Trinity United Methodist 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*

155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort 584-9107 | Rev Keith Mann | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs

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

624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-1555 | | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unity Church in Albany

149 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-0904 | Services: Saturday5 p.m.; Sundays 8:30 & 11 a.m. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

21 King Ave., Albany | 453-3603 Services: Sunday 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. West Charlton United Presbyterian 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

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

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.

755 Saratoga Road, Wilton 583-2736 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

* = Wheelchair Accessible



Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017

BALLSTON SPA 48 Everson Way, $322,500. Saurabh and Sanitha Gupta sold property to Michael Sander.

CHARLTON 53 Old Stage Rd., $266,500. Brenda Tessier sold property to Christopher and Jennifer Cole. 309 Stage Rd., $283,000. Judith Halstead sold property to Jeffrie Heck II.

CLIFTON PARK 7 Madison Way, $353,000. Alan Walther sold property to Rahulajay Trivedi and Janhavi Desai. 3 Garrison Lane, $305,000. Robert and Marguerite Guthorn sold property to Keith and Camilla Powell. 1B LaCosta Dr., $149,000. Linda Baker, Daniel Baker (Ind and as Atty) and Katherine Baker (by Atty) sold property to Jerry Burt, Sr. and John Burt. 25 Orchard Park Dr., $439,900. Jairo and Ceilo Gallego sold property to Chandra Mudupu Reddy and Swarooparani Mudupu Reddy. 33 Longwood Dr., $266,000. Jeffrey and Rachel Bissell sold property to Tristan Stull. 9 Carriage Rd., $167,000. Eileen Clearly (by Exec) sold property to Lee Bates. 22 Chatsworth Way, $400,000. Pamela Perrot sold property to Fereshteh Shojaie.

CORINTH 605 Palmer Ave., $149,000. Joshua and Kayla Butler sold property to Frank and

Jean Wad. 23 Pine St., $142,000. Ruth Theilemann sold property to Konnor Kirchhoff. 45 Foltz Rd., $169,000. Willard Conley, Jr. (Trustee) and Rose Conley (Trustee) sold property to Nicole and Kerry Sumner. 126 Hunt Lake Rd., $170,000. James Densmore sold property to Michele and Dieter Funiciello.

GALWAY 3056 Shaw Rd., $360,000. Mark and Anneke Pribis (by Agent) sold property to Anna Laloe. 2926 State Route 29, $55,000. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development sold property to Helen Frey. 5044 Bliss Rd., $25,000. Cheryl and Marion Richardson sold property to Jane Brooker.

GREENFIELD 85 Thimbleberry Rd., $117,000. Fannie Mae sold property to Thomas Wallace. 7 Twinflower Court, $441,000. John Rudick and Heather Willig sold property to Jerald and Kelli Rappleyea. 2 Jean Lane, $610,000. Joshua and Aminee Spiegel sold property to John Rudick and Heather Willig.

MALTA 89 Ordelia Lane, $334,000. Farone Amedore LLC sold property to Dustin and Andrea Klotz. 47 Candlewood Dr., $432,000. Daniela Bigalli

Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017 sold property to Jamie and Anthony Cooper. 25 Thistle Dr., $320,000. Zachary and Laura Weiland sold property to Matthew Huss. 8 Century Dr., $407,000. Matthew and Laurie Sickles sold property to David and Sybil Newell. 1 Second St., $182,000. Carol McLaughlin sold property to Christian Tiberia and Kelly Fitzgibbon. 73 Meadow Rue Place, $234,900. Fannie Mae (by Atty) sold property to Dominick Bloss.

MILTON 137 Rowland St., $310,000. Martina Belanger sold property to Patrick Gallo and Rose Santor. 3 Trieble Ave., $340,000. Mill Creek Group LLC sold property to Mr. Bills Car Hop LLC. 3 North St., $195,000. Elena Klimova sold property to Nicholas and Kathleen Patrizio.

MOREAU 16 Tamarac Dr., $329,335. Michaels Group LLC sold property to Daniel and Susan Cronin 34 Chestnut St., $143,100. Donald Woodward (by Admin) sold property to Brian Boyce. 98 Sisson Rd., $114,900. Bank of New York Mellon (as Trustee, by Atty) sold property to William Smith.

SARATOGA SPRINGS 34 Quevic Dr., $219,000. Brian and Meghan Powell sold property to Diana Pogorzelski. 25 Spa Dr., $270,000. Aaron Ditch and Amy Domurad sold property to David Lombardo and Bethany Bump. 11 Jumel Place, $365,000. Mary Hibbert sold property to Timothy and Lisa Higgins.


20 Quevic Dr., $150,000. Beverley Moore (by Exec) sold property to Gregory Moore. 70 Monroe St., $246,500. Cynthia Parker sold property to George Kenyon. 4 Eureka Dr., $225,000. Karla Streeter sold property to Pamela Wilson. 12 Dyer Switch Rd., $405,000. Michele Morris sold property to Leslie Lenowens (as Trustee).

13 Persimmion Place, $204,700. Joseph Street Saratoga LLC sold property to Michael and Joanne Fazioli. 11 Martin Ave., $267,500. Raymond Nichols, Jr. sold property to Richard and Susan Cooley. 42 Michael Dr., $292,000. Michael and Alyssa Read sold property to Amy Domurad and Aaron Ditch. 25 Stafford Bridge Rd., $215,000. Germaine Heitmann sold property to Toby Milde.

STILLWATER 7 Clubhouse Court, $341,500. Lori Ely sold property to Kyle and Breanna Hobbs. 35 Lake St., $46,001. Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development sold property to Sasi Cheruva. 13 School St., $90,800. Lucielle Canary sold property to Scott Decelle.

19 3 Putnam Rd., $180,000. Janice Haney (as Trustee) sold property to Peter Buck.

WILTON 87 Jones Rd., $48,000. Pamela Upton sold property to Peter Davis and David Howard. 20 Apple Tree Lane, $322,000. Nichole and Gary Benincasa sold property to Matthew Pusatere.



Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017

Parent University by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Starting in September, the Saratoga Springs City School District (SSCSD) began its’ 2017-2018 Parent University Programs. In Sept., the district released their School Emergency Response Video. The video discussed the district’s emergency planning and a parent’s role in an emergency. The video also provided information for parent-student reunification and explained the ongoing efforts to keep students safe. The video is available online all year for review. In October, SSCSD presented four lectures all in

the same line of thinking: “Mindfulness: Top 10 Reasons to Give it a Try,” presented by District School Psychologist Laurie Newcomer. The purpose was to learn how mindfulness can help in the everyday life. Anti-bullying and Bystander Empowerment for Parents also took place in Oct. and was presented by the Sweethearts and Heroes organization. This parent program focuses on defining bullying vs. conflict, the principles of compassionate empathy (CE). Parents also learned the role that technology played into their children’s lives as well as the fundamentals of cyberbullying. “It’s All in the Way You Say It: Communicating Effectively with Your Child’s

Education:” this workshop highlights the essential elements of effective communication that are critical for positive home and school relationships. Participants learned practical steps for working with their child’s educational team to build effective communication skills. On every other Wednesday in November (1, 15, 29), there will be another Parent University lecture. On Nov. 1 “The Emotional and Developmental Challenges of Adolescence” presented by Dr. Michael Prezioso will take place in the Maple Ave Large Group Instruction Room at 6:30 p.m. Prezioso will discuss the transition between childhood and adult life. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, the District DASA Committee will present “What Does ‘Dignity’ for All Look Like” in Saratoga. This lecture will be about the DASA law and it’s impact on school procedures. It will be in the MacFadden Administration Building at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Nov. 29

the “Finding Peace in a Frantic World” book discussion will take place in the Maple Ave Large Group Instruction Room at 6:30 p.m. Copies of the book are available for those interested. Contact Maura Manny at m_manny@saratogaschools. org to get a copy. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, The Prevention Council will present an interactive presentation called Hidden Mischief at 6:30 p.m. in the Saratoga Springs High School Library. Parents of high school students are invited to attend the PTSO meeting at 5:45 p.m. Hidden Mischief shows the clever ways teens are hiding drug and alcohol uses and how to spot the signs and talk to them about it. January will have three lectures. On Tuesday, Jan. 23, Sports Related Concussions for K-12 Families will be presented by Eric Deim, held at Caroline St. Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 30, District Psychologist Laurie Newcomer at the Maple Ave Large Group Instruction Room will present The Real Happiness Challenge at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Jan. 31, Dr. Randy Cale will present Addicted to Electronics? Learn to Manage Technology, With Real Limits and Practical Solution. This program will take place at Dorothy Nolan Elementary School at 9:30 a.m.

February will have one lecture; on Wednesday, Feb. 28, Dr. Randy Cale will present Childhood Anxiety: How Children Needlessly Suffer and What Parents Can Do to Change This at Lake Ave. Elementary School at 6:00 p.m. In March, two lectures will occur. On Wednesday, March 7, The Prevention Council will present Vaping: What You Need to Know. This program will be held at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge on 1 Elks Lane in Saratoga Springs at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, Dr. Randy Cale will be back to present Motivating the “Unmotivated” Child: How to Think and Act Differently. This will be at the Geyser Road Elementary School at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 16 will be the final lecture in the Parent University Programs for the year. At 9:30 a.m. at the Caroline Street Elementary School Dr. Randy Cale will lecture on Managing Technology: Sensible Ways to Set Limits and Why You Must Do This Now. “Parenting and educating our students are some of life’s most important and demanding pursuits. The SSCSD continues its community-focused mission of supporting our families and community members through Parent University, a series of free, informative programs,” said the official statement.

Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017

Waldorf School Hosts Annual Autumn Festival

Fall Family Festival Hosted by Ballston Spa Schools

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, Oct. 14 the Waldorf School held their annual Autumn Festival. This event included traditional autumn activities for all ages including sheep shearing, black smithing, cider pressing, butter making, two-man saw, and more. Live music was also provided along with food from the school’s outdoor wood-fired pizza oven and a bake sale.

BALLSTON SPA – On Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:oo p.m. the Ballston Spa CSD will be hosting their annual Fall Family Festival at Ellms Family Farm. Over 35 activities will be available, including the giant jumping pillow, a corn maze, zip lines, and more. This event is presented by Ballston Spa National Bank. Partial proceeds will be donated to Ellms Farm to benefit the Ballston Spa Partnership for Innovation in Education Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. Admission is $16.75; a $4 discount coupon is available on the schools’ website, For more information, contact Madeleine Petraglia at 518-884-7195 ext. 1369 or

Third Annual Safe Harbour Conference SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Friday, Oct. 27 at 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College the Third Annual Safe Harbour Conference will be taking place. Safe Harbour: NY is an initiative dating back to 2008 that began to recognize the victims of human trafficking as victims, instead of criminals, and ensuring that vital services are available to them. The conference will be to educate, inform, and raise awareness to prevent and stop trafficking. For more information, visit

Skidmore Announces New VP for Communications and Marketing SARATOGA SPRINGS — Martin A. Mbugua has been named as the new vice president for communications and marketing, effective Nov. 1. Mbugua

EDUCATION BRIEFS will provide strategic leadership and directions for all aspects of the college’s communications and marketing efforts and serve as a key member of President Philip A. Glotzbach’s Cabinet. Mbugua will report directly to Glotzbach, serving as a strategic advisor to the president and senior staff in the development and execution of communications and marketing plans to promote the college and its mission. Mbugua has more than 20 years of experience in journalism and higher education communications. FILLERS IF NEEDED:

Galway CSD Hosts AllCounty Band Festival GALWAY — On Thursday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 21 the Galway Central

School District hosted the Saratoga-Warren County Music Educators Association (SWCMEA) All-County Band Festival. Roughly 230 student musicians from 17 school districts were selected based on their evaluation scores from their New York State Music Association (NYSSMA) solo performances last spring. On Thursday and Saturday, the students had the opportunity to rehearse with guest conductors, with a performance on Saturday afternoon. Guest conductors included Bradley Eiser from Chatham Central School District, Denise Foster from Warrensburg Central School District, and Dr. Lois Ferrari from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX.

21 The Academy for Lifelong Learning Presents a Wine and Jazz Event at Caffé Lena SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Tuesday, Oct. 24 the Academy for Lifelong Learning will hold a wine and jazz fundraising event from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration is $20 per person and includes two glasses of wine and finger food. To register, contact the Academy at 518-2100 ext. 2390 or jeff.shinaman@; all proceeds go to Academy programs. Skidmore Artist-in-Residence jazz pianist John Nazarenko will be on hand for the entertainment. This event is to “Celebrate Silver,” marking the Academy’s 25th anniversary.



Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017

Celebrating The Humble Yet Holy Pumpkin Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Brown Butter and Thyme Adapted from recipe by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt of Serious Eats

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

by Himanee Gupta-Carlson

for Saratoga TODAY

YIELD:Makes about 3 quarts, serves 6 to 8 TOTAL TIME:2 hours Balet Flowers & Design. Photo by Pattie Garrett.

The orange curves of our seasonal pumpkins offer an eye-catching sight at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market in late fall. And tomorrow

Burger's Marketgarden. Photo by Pattie Garrett.

The Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s annual Pumpkin Fest tomorrow offers several free activities: - Pumpkin food samplings by Farmers’ Hardware and Friends of the Market. - Pumpkin painting for children, while supplies last. - A pumpkin rolling contest for adults, Noon-1 p.m. with Vent Fitness - Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin Contest - Silly pumpkin and gourd display - Live music In addition, pumpkin themed cookies, teacakes, cheese, pies, hummus, peanut butters, smoothies, and lattes will be offered by the Chocolate Spoon, the Food Florist, Freddy’s Rockin’ Hummus, Saratoga Peanut Butter, Nettle Meadow, The Smoothie Shoppe, and Something’s Brewing. You also can purchase pumpkins, squashes and gourds from Burger’s Marketgarden, Balet Flowers & Design, and Pleasant Valley, Otrembiak, and Sheldon farms.

these gorgeous gourds will take center stage as the market hosts its annual Pumpkin Fest. Pumpkins appeal to our aesthetic and playful impulses: We use them to decorate, to carve into jacko-lanterns, to roll across lawns. But how often do we eat them? Perhaps not enough. Like many, I used to look at pumpkin as pie once-a-year. I’d buy a fresh pumpkin for my husband and me. I’d cook and puree the parts into a filling with cream, brown sugar, and a half dozen sweet spices. We’d eat pie for dessert on Thanksgiving and stash another one away for leftovers nibbling. That practice changed when I moved to Saratoga, and discovered fresh pumpkins from local farms. I now create soups, stews, pies, and roasts featuring pumpkin and other hard-skinned squashes all winter long. For many, though, the issue is taste, which is why pumpkin pie spice is so popular: it masks the pumpkin taste itself. However, J. Kenzi LopezAlt, columnist for Serious Eats, argues that pumpkin has a rich natural sweetness that stands well on its own, if prepared right. Lopez-Alt advocates choosing small, dense fruits for cooking, and roasting the cut slices brushed lightly with oil before preparing as soup or in stews. Most nutritionists agree that pumpkin is nutritious, low in calories and high in fiber. Pumpkins also are inexpensive. My mother calls them the “lowliest and holiest of foods,” noting that in Hindu Indian traditions pumpkins have the blessings of gods because even the poorest can afford them. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at High Rock Park until October 28. The market moves indoors to the Lincoln Baths Building at the Saratoga Spa State Park on Saturday, Nov. 4. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Ingredients * Ingredients can be found at the market

1 medium sugar pumpkin or kabocha squash, about 4 1/2 pounds total 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 10 whole stems thyme, plus 1 tablespoon picked thyme leaves 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter 2 large leeks, white and pale green parts only, quartered lengthwise, and finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 small yellow onion, finely sliced (about 3/4 cup) 1 quart homemade or store-bought lowsodium vegetable or chicken stock 2 bay leaves 3 tablespoons maple syrup 1 tablespoon juice from 1 lemon

Directions 1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 375°F. Split pumpkins in half with a heavy chef’s knife. Scoop out the seeds and discard or save for another use. Rub pumpkins on all surfaces with oil and season with salt and pepper. Place cut-side-down on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet and place in oven. Scatter whole thyme stems on top. Roast until tender, flipping halfway through cooking, 1 to 1 1/2 hours total. Remove from oven and let rest until cool enough to handle. 2. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add leeks and onion and cook, stirring frequently, until softened but not browned, about 4 minutes. Add stock and maple syrup and bring to a simmer. 3. Using a large spoon, scoop flesh out of pumpkin and add it to the pot. Discard stem and skins. Let simmer for 15 minutes longer, then remove bay leaves and discard. 4. Puree soup in a blender in batches until completely smooth, straining through a fine mesh strainer to catch any particles or fibers. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper. 5. To serve, heat remaining four tablespoons butter in a small skillet over medium heat, swirling constantly, until foam subsides and butter takes on a deep brown color with a nutty aroma, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and add remaining tablespoon thyme leaves (they’ll crackle as they hit the hot butter). Add lemon juice and season brown butter to taste with salt. 6. Ladle soup into serving bowls and drizzle with thyme brown butter. Serve immediately.

Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017


Helping Hands “Every Gift From A Friend is A Wish For Your Happiness”

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY Hello my Foodie Friends. This week’s article is to recognize and show our appreciation for the helping hands that assisted in our move to 33 Railroad Place. As many of you know, moving is a herculean task. At the end of it, the statement of “I will never do this again” is expressed. Through our journey of relocating our store; there are a number of individuals who made it possible. They gave us the gift of their strength, backs, and advice. Among the helpful hands we would like to share our gratitude and heartfelt thanks to are: Adam Cielinski, Ronnie Winnie (and Kat), Jared Phillips and his crew, and Alan and Lonnie from BOCES. Adam, Ronnie, and Jared are also entrepreneurs in different areas in our Saratoga Springs community.

Ronnie owns a lawn care company called Winnies Lawn Care. He and his crew work hard to do fall and spring clean up and overall lawn care. We watched Ronnie grow up to be the incredible man that he is today. He is a person who is always there for us. Jared is the owner of Saratoga Custom Cabinets. Jared made the beautiful cabinets that are in our store. Saratoga Custom Cabinets caters to create cabinetry that is customized to the highest standards, exactly how you imagined it. Jared and his crew were instrumental in getting the cabinets set up in our new location. Maureen Clancy and her crew from the BOCES culinary program helped us out by donating two strong individuals, Alan and Lonnie to help us out. Adam Cielinski has been our support and help throughout the years. He is also a local artist through his wood cutting boards and tools that we sell. At Compliments to the Chef, we love wood cutting boards! Good hard woods such as oak, maple, walnut, ash, and cherry are tough cutting surfaces that have been used for centuries to cut food or butcher meat on. Early man just cut down any old tree to butcher and cut meat on but quickly realized that soft woods got people sick. A good cutting board

properly maintained can last a life time and they are safer than plastic which if it isn’t sanitized is left wet can actually harbor bacteria. Some of the reasons for this are: 1. Plastic is not water-absorbent, so it stays wet longer, which means longer bacterial survival. 2. Wood is water-absorbent, so it dries faster, which means shorter bacterial survival. 3. Wood contains natural antibiotic agents that retard bacterial growth. Adam’s boards are part of Saratoga Springs Art History. They are each different and no two are exactly the same. We have boards shaped like horse heads, owls, guitars, violins, hearts, fish, apples, ducks, and handled serving boards. He also makes large cutting blocks that are great for larger items. The good news is they are reasonably priced too! Wood cutting boards have been in my family for generations and we hand them down. Stop in and pick up a piece of Saratoga History and have something that you can hand down in your family. A little advice on their care: 1. Dry the board immediately after (hand) washing, and 2. Once a month, rub the

board with oil, to keep it waterrepellent and warp-free. Apply a coat of warm food-safe mineral oil, let soak in, and then wipe off the excess. Scratches can be sanded out then re-oiled. Choosing an Adam Cielinski wood cutting board can make a great “Saratoga” gift to bring to family or friends or it can be one for your own home. Bring one as a house warming or thank you gift, or choose from one that may reflect a special love or hobby of a person you are buying for. They are simply beautiful and functional. Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. In the process, people usually recognize that the source

of that goodness lies at least partially outside themselves. As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals — whether to other people, nature, or a higher power. Our gratitude goes out to Adam, Ronnie, Jared, and BOCES for being there when we really needed you. Show your gratitude to someone through the foods you make. Bring something wonderful to a person whose helping hands have made it possible for you to do something. Stop by Compliment’s to the Chef at our new location 33 Railroad Place in Saratoga Springs. We are so happy to be back downtown. Thank you to all who have stopped in to welcome us. Remember my Foodie Friends, “Life Happens in the Kitchen”. Take care, John and Paula


Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017

Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017 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 Stop by and enter our Field of Screams Friday and Saturday nights in October. 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. Cost is $14 per victim. For more information call 518-695-5308 or visit www.

Double M Haunted Hayrides Your journey will begin with a true Haunted Hayride on a tractor-drawn wagon. Your journey will continue on foot into the Walking Undead where you will enter the zombie-infested prison. Beyond Walking Undead is Brutality, the deep woods compound of a tortuous family. Next up, the Last Inn, a residence that is known for disappearing guests and our newest attraction Outage, a total darkness experience. 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. 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. For more information visit http://

Nightmares at Liberty Ridge Farm SIX Haunted Attractions, all full of the scariest monsters and creepiest creatures you can dream up. 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! 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. In the case of inclement weather, Liberty Ridge Farm will determine by 5:00 pm if Nightmares is to operate. Announcements will be posted on our website and Facebook page. For more information call 518-664-1515 or visit https://libertyridgefarmny. com/nightmares/. The farm is located at 29 Bevis Rd., Schaghticoke.

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@gmail. com. 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, 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. 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

Whispering Bones An Evening of Spooky Storytelling

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.

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.

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 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 – 1:55 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 self-addressed envelope or include your address so we can mail the tickets to you.

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 518-584-0400.

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 that 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. 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 precarved Pumpkin Contest! Children 12 and under may vie for prizes in the following categories: Scariest, Most Original and Funniest Jack-OLanterns. 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! In case 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.



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 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 to 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 cider and donuts, a chili cook-off, bounce houses, and much more. The festival

Fall Celebration Saratoga Chamber Players opens its 31st regular season with a fall celebration featuring piano and flute on Sunday, October 29 at 3 p.m. in Filene Hall on the Skidmore campus. Works to be heard of Beethoven, Hersant, Weinberg and Dvorák present instrumental combinations of viola and cello, flute and piano, and piano quartets. Prize winning musicians include Artistic Director & ASO concertmaster, Jill Levy; Michael Roth, Associate Concertmaster of the NY City Ballet Orchestra; cellist Eliot Bailen, Artistic Director of the Sherman Chamber Festival & principal cello of the NY Chamber Ensemble; Susan Rotholz, principal flute of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; and pianist Benjamin Hochman, winner of the 2011 Avery Fisher Career Grant. For complete bios of the musicians, information on the entire season and to purchase tickets go to http://www. events/category/2017-2018concert-season/

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 – 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 corks or by calling 518-5878008. 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

Fundraiser for After the Fire “The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour” will perform at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs on Friday, November 3 at 8 p.m. Aaron David Ward, Tom Anzalone and Steven Rogers will provide the laughs at this fundraiser for After the Fire. For advance tickets at $15, contact Maureen Smith at 518-581-1823, or tickets will be available at the door for $20. Come and join us for an evening of fun, and to help support After the Fire.

Arts, Crafts and Gift Fair The Malta Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting their annual Arts, Crafts and Gift Fair on Saturday, November 4 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Malta Community Center located at 1 Bayberry Drive, just off Route 9, ½ mile north of Routes 9 and 67. Over 60 vendors will be on hand for your holiday shopping pleasure. This highly attended show has free admission and free parking. Call the center at 518-899-4411 for additional information.

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.

Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017 Annual Church Garage & Bake Sale Indoor, rain or shine. Saturday, November 11, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. No early birds admitted. All proceeds benefit church youth group activities. The sale will take place at the PresbyterianNew England Congregational Church, located at 24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs. Something for everyone: Antique, vintage, gently used, new. Furniture, linens, housewares, books, CDs, toys, collectibles, appliances, jewelry, much more. No clothing or computers. Bring a box to fill! Plus homemade cakes, pies and cookies. Come early for the best selection; come back again after 2 p.m. for the half-price sale. Book Fair Benefit Barnes & Noble is hosting a book fair to benefit the Adirondack Folk School at their Saratoga Springs location. It’s Barnes & Noble’s way of giving back to the community. A portion of the proceeds from your purchases will benefit AFS at no additional cost to you. Come out and visit us on Saturday November 18 or make your purchases through Barnes & Noble online ( from November 18-23. Please use book fair ID 12082640 for all online purchases. Share the news with friends and family far and wide and help raise money for the Adirondack Folk School. Barnes & Noble is located at 50 Wilton Square, Saratoga Springs, NY. 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 518-338-2329. 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 518-8851478. 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 518-5841621.

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Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017 and needlework supplies, any condition. You don’t have to be a Saratoga Springs resident to participate. For more information or to sign up to volunteer: www. zero-waste/recycles-day/

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Friday, October 20 Autumn Discovery Hike đ&#x;˜Š Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Rd., Gansevoort, 4:30 p.m. Join us for a nature walk to learn about the transformative autumn months and how plants and animals adapt and prepare for the winter season. The walk covers about a mile of gently rolling terrain and will not take place if there is rain. We will meet at the kiosk in Parking Lot #1 on Scout Road.

Saturday, October 21 October Genealogy Conference Saratoga Town Hall, Corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29, Schuylerville, 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Pamela Vittorio, popular genealogy lecturer and college professor, will be the speaker. 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:

Saratoga Recycles Day Saratoga Springs High School, Parking Lot, Enter West Ave., Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Make sure your “junk� gets repurposed instead of ending up in a landfill. Sustainable Saratoga is organizing this communitywide recycling event. We’ll be collecting clothing, household textiles, electronics, appliances, metal objects, bikes, sewing

Round Lake United Methodist Church, 34 George Ave., Round Lake, 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.

Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship Start point:Four Seasons Natural Foods, 120 Henry St., Saratoga Springs, Registration 9:30-9:55 a.m. A volkswalk is a leisurely walk (typically 10k or 6.2 miles. A 3 mile route is also offered) through a scenic and or historic area over a pre-marked trail. Information is available at or www.

Annual Open House Saratoga Senior Center 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet the staff and instructors. A One Day 2017 Membership Special - $10. Explore: Trips, classes and services available to adults age 50 and up. Learn about volunteer opportunities. Free and open to the public.

Fall Vendor Show General Schuyler Rescue Squad, 901 Route 29; Saratoga Springs. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Come out and support your local rescue squad. Over 35 vendors, refreshments, and raffles. For more information, call Pat at 518338-2329.

Benefit – Estherville Animal Shelter Estherville has cared for abused and abandoned animals for over 60 years. It is a “No Kill�, privately run, non-profit shelter; located in Greenfield Center, Saratoga

CALENDAR 27 County. True Elegance Boutique, 124 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa will donate 30% of each days’ proceeds to help support the shelter on Saturday, October, 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, October, 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit www. or call 518-229-0097.

Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Brides can come and seek advice from over 30 wedding professionals on how to make their special day spectacular. Admission is complimentary. For more information visit www. or by calling 518-350-9505.

Nipper Knolls Basket Party Fundraiser

Monday, October 23

Gansevoort Fire House, 1870 Route 32N, Gansevoort, Doors open 11 a.m. Drawings start at 2 p.m. There will be a silent auction, games with prizes, concessions and more. 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. 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 visit or www.

Sunday, October 22 Monthly Indoor Craft and Garage Sale Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Hosted by the Elks Ladies Auxiliary. 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. All proceeds go to our local charities. Call Linda at 518289-5470 for more information or to reserve a space.

Breakfast Buffet Sons’ of ITAM Post #35, 247 Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs, 8 – 11:30 a.m. $8 for Adults, $7 for Seniors, Children under 5 are free.

A Bridle Affair National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 191 Union Ave.,

Skidmore Theater: Let the Right One In Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga springs, 8 p.m. Awash in innocence and shrouded in darkness, the forces collide when young schoolboy Oskar meets his new next-door 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. For tickets, visit or call the Skidmore Theater Box Office at 518-580-5439.

Tuesday, October 24 Academy Wine & Jazz Event Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 4 – 6 p.m. Academy for Lifelong Learning Fundraiser. Admission includes two glasses of wine and finger food. To receive a registration form, please call 518-587-2100 x2390 or jeff.shinaman@esc. edu. All proceeds go to Academy programs. Join the Academy at the newly-renovated Caffè Lena for this fun fundraising event with jazz pianist John Nazarenko, Skidmore Artistin-Residence as we “Celebrate Silver,â€? marking the Academy’s 25th Anniversary this year. Wine donated by Empire Merchants North. $20 per person. For more information, go to www.

Wednesday, October 25 Baked Chicken and Meatloaf Dinner Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Donation Requested: $12 adults, $11. Seniors (62 years) and Military (Active or Retired) with ID Card, $8 Children 5-12. Children under 5 Free, $12 All Take-outs. Cash bar available. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

Southern Adirondack Audubon Society Monthly Program Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. Photographer Douglas Goodell will present “Costa Rica: Nature’s Paradise�. This program will highlight some of the natural wonders, diversity, beauty and contrasts of Costa Rica. The Southern Adirondack Audubon Society is organizing a birding trip to Costa Rica in March 2018. Open to the public. For more information visit www. southernadirondackaudubon. org/

Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam CafÊ Lena, 33 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m.. Opening Set is at 7:30 p.m. Acoustic Jam to follow - All levels of playing are welcome – Featured Artists: Mike Herman, blends his influences of acoustic blues, bluegrass, ragtime and most recently old-timey music into a style uniquely his own. His originals speak of life and the trials and tribulations it may dish out. Admission: $5. 518-5876433

Thursday, October 26 Chicken Parmigiana and Pasta Dinner Saratoga Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 7 p.m. The public is invited. Cost is $11. Come join us for a tasty night out.

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Fall Festival To Be Held Downtown on Saturday, Oct. 28 SARATOGA SPRINGS — A Fall Festival, featuring free family fun will be presented by the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at a variety of downtown locations.

Fall Festival Saturday, October 28 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE Family Fun in Downtown Saratoga 10:30 Stories Under the Big Top: Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway. With the Maple Ave Middle School Drama Club 11-3 Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest: Henry St. Pet Partners LLC will be hosting a Dog Costume Contest! Entries accepted all day, winner will be announced on Facebook at Pet Partners LLC, plus doggie & Human treats! 11-1 Matthew Boyce Elvis Tribute Artist: Henry St. Sponsored by Zanetti Architectural Millwork. 11-1 2 Guys Drumming Interactive Drumming: Visitors Center, 297 Broadway. Sponsored by Advantage Press.

11-1 Roxy & The Road King: Arcade Building, 376 Broadway. Sponsored by Spoken Boutique.

11-3 Mini Golf: The Children’s Museum, 69 Caroline St. Sponsored by Cudneys Cleaners.

12-2 Skidmore Circus: Visitors Center, 297 Broadway. Performances every half hour.

11-2 Sean the Prankster, Magician: Strolling Broadway. Sponsored by Harvey’s Restaurant and Bar.

11-3 Face Painting: Ben & Jerry’s, 34 Phila St. Sponsored by Ben & Jerry’s.

12-2 Alan Edstrom the Magician: Plum Dandy, 419 Broadway. Sponsored by Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry.

11-2 Princess Carriage: Visitors Center, 297 Broadway. Sponsored by Saratoga YMCA. 11-3 Cupcake Decorating: Bread Basket Bakery, 65 Spring St. 11-3 Make Your Own Candy Corn Pal: Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St. 11-3 Coffee Sack Hop: Visitors Center, 297 Broadway. 11-2 Crazy Christine Balloon Creations: G. Williker’s, 461 Broadway. Sponsored by G. Williker’s. 11-3 Pumpkin Roll: Caroline Street. Pumpkins donated by Sunnyside Gardens. Prizes donated by Saratoga Strike Zone! 11-3 Pony Rides & Petting Zoo: Collamer Parking Lot. Sponsored by the Adirondack Trust Company. 11-3 Rock Climbing Wall: Collamer Parking Lot. Operated by Rock Solid Fun Sponsored by Pet Partners, LLC. 11-3 On The Spot Photo: Henry St. Sponsored by Cudney’s Cleaners and Impressions of Saratoga.

11-3 Corn Hole: Impressions, 368 Broadway. 11-3 Halloween Crafts with the Beagle School, The Children’s Museum, 69 Caroline St. 11-3 Carnival Activities: The Children’s Museum, 69 Caroline St. 11-3 Crafts & Face Painting: Saratoga Paint & Sip Studio, 80 Henry St. 11-3 Nick Taveggia Juggling: Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway. Sponsored by Northshire Bookstore. 11-3 Pumpkin Pancakes by Jodie Fitz: Saratoga Olive Oil Co, 484 Broadway. While supplies last. 11-4 FREE Studio Time: Creative Sparks, 43 Phila St. All studio fees waived for Halloween themed pieces! 11-4 Draw a Stinky Dog: Stinky Dog, 488 Broadway. 11-4 Mini Makeup Applications & Chair Massages: Saratoga Botanicals Organic Spa & Store, 80 Henry St. 11-4 Meet Steampunk Brit, Body Art & Tee Shirt Giveaway: Steampunk Yoga, 517 Broadway. 11-4 Comic Fest: Comic Depot, 514 Broadway.

12-3 Sparkles the Tall Juggler: Strolling up and down Broadway. Sponsored by Clements Insurance. 1-3 Magic Dan the Magician: Traveling Broadway. Sponsored by the SSAD. 1-3 Seth & the Moody Melix: Henry St. Dance to some great music. Sponsored by Lifestyles. 1-3 Lifeline Band: The Adirondack Trust Drive-Thru, 473 Broadway. Sponsored by Caroline & Main. 2:15-3:30 Scavenger Run: iRun Local, 18 Congress St. 1:30-3:30 Rich Bala: Arcade Building, 376 Broadway. Sponsored by Saratoga Paint & Sip Studio. 3-3:20 Children’s Costume Parade: Line up at The City Center, 522 Broadway. 3:30 Parade Down Broadway to Congress Park: Led by “2 Guys Drumming!” 4-4:30 Free Carousel Rides! For all who participated in the parade! Sponsored by The Department of Public Works.

At The Saratoga Farmers’ Market 9-1: Live Music by Four Old Guys and Er Go Blu 1Fall Leaf Wreath Activity for Children of All Ages Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin Contest Winner Announced at 10:00

Tasty Treats Harvey’s Restaurant & Bar, 14 Phila St: $1.00 Cups of Mac & Cheese VENT Fitness, 307 Broadway: Healthy Snacks and Smoothies Henry Street Tap Room, 86 Henry St: Halloween Treat $1

Trick-or-Treat Locations G. Willikers, Impressions of Saratoga, Lifestyles, N. Fox Jewelers, Northshire Bookstore, Mountainman Outdoor Supply Co, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, VENT Fitness, Saratoga Candy Co, Saratoga Juice Bar, Spoken Boutique, Silverado Jewelry Gallery, Saratoga Farmers Market, Stinky Dog, The Comic Depot, Creative Sparks, Silverwood Gallery, Saratoga Paint & Sip Studio, Violet’s of Saratoga, deJonghe Original Jewelry, Caroline & Main, PaperDolls of Saratoga, Lifestyles of Saratoga, Saratoga Botanicals Organic Spa & Store, Saratoga Olive Oil Co

Thank You to Our Major Sponsors S.S. Special Assessment District Adirondack Trust, Pet Partners LLC, Cudney’s Cleaners Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry, Saratoga Strike Zone

Thank You to Our Supporting Sponsors Advantage Press, Saratoga Paint & Sip Studio, Impressions of Saratoga Lifestyles of Saratoga, Clements Insurance, Caroline & Main Spoken Boutique, G. Williker’s, Zanetti Architectural Millwork

Friends of Fall Festival Ben & Jerry’s, Sunnyside Gardens, Northshire Bookstore, The Beagle School, The Comic Depot, The Beagle School, The Saratoga Springs YMCA, Harvey’s Restaurant & Bar, deJonghe Original Jewelry, Roohan Realty, Sweet Mini’s Cafe, VENT Fitness, Saratoga Olive Oil Co Follow the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Assoc. on Facebook & Instagram to see photos of Fall Festival and downtown events!

Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017


Sawyer Fredericks to Headline First Night Saratoga New Year’s Eve Festival

SARATOGA SPRINGS — More than 70 performing groups are scheduled to take the stage in 30 downtown venues on New Year’s Eve for Saratoga Arts’ annual First Night festival. The family-friendly event, expected to draw 15,000 revelers, will commence with a 5K roadrace at Skidmore College at 5:30 p.m. and culminate with a fireworks show in Congress Park at midnight. The mainstage at the City Center will feature appearances by Boston-based magician Scott Jameson, “mentalist” Jon Stetson, and nationally recognized actor and magician, Josh Lozoff – whose career has included roles on

the TV show “Cheers,” and the films “Clueless,” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” First Night Saratoga will feature a variety of comedians, showcase a number of up and coming artists and stage appearances by musical favorites Ramblin Jug Stompers, Harold Ford, Holly & Evan Band, Hot

Book Lecture: Rails in and Around Saratoga Springs

“In Conversation” at the Tang on Saturday SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College invites the public to participate in a special conversation between Nigerian artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby and U.S. artist Julia Jacquette at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. The artist talk at the Tang Museum will be one of Akunyili Crosby’s first public appearances since being named a recipient of a 2017 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowship, also known as a “genius” grant. A reception that follows the talk celebrates the opening of Opener 30: Njideka Akunyili Crosby — Predecessors, which unites many works from the artist’s Predecessors series celebrating her family and Nigerian background through portraits of her mother, her sister, and the artist herself, as well as re-imaginings of her grandmother’s kitchen table. The exhibition is the thirtieth iteration of the Tang Teaching Museum’s Opener Series, an influential series of solo exhibitions that survey the work of emerging and mid-career artists in what is for many, their first solo museum exhibition. Jacquette, the featured artist in Opener 7: Julia Jacquette — I Dreamt, and Akunyili Crosby will

Club of Saratoga, and Professor Louie, among them. At the end of the evening, Sawyer Fredericks, the 2015 winner of “The Voice,” will return to the local stage to perform for fans. Saratoga Arts will be selling admittance buttons for all events for $15 from Dec. 1- 25.

speak about their art practices and careers, and what their Opener exhibitions mean to them. Many of the other artists featured in the Opener Series will also be in attendance, among them Suzanne Bocanegra, Lee Boroson, Paula Hayes, Oliver Herring, Pam Lims, Michael Oatman, Kambui

Olujimi, Kamau Amu Patton, Paul Henry Ramirez, Jonathan Seliger, Alyson Shots, Dean Snyder, and Whiting Tennis. The Tang Teaching Museum is located on the campus of Skidmore College. For more information, go to: http://tang.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs History Museum will hold the annual meeting of the Historical Society 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Canfield Casino in Congress Park. Following the meeting, the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust keynote speaker Richard Chait will present a lecture and signing of his new book, “Rails in and Around Saratoga Springs.” Railroads played a key

role in the growth of Saratoga Springs. The first train entered Saratoga Springs in 1832, and as a result the city began to grow. Train stations welcomed visitors who came to the great hotels, and the track, and to drink from the mineral springs. Chait was born in Rochester and spent many summers in the Spa City. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

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Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017

SPAC Announces 2017 Successes, 2018 Initiatives and Explains Reasons for Condensed NYCB Season by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — It was a year of new things for the most part at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Elizabeth Sobol’s first at the helm of the organization, initiating partnerships with arts-based collaborators in the region, introducing a series of inaugural concert events, and reviving long-dormant pieces of the organization’s past. And more changes are on the way. At its Oct. 12 meeting, SPAC’s Board of Directors voted to condense the New York City Ballet season to seven performances, down

from its 11-day residency in each of the past three seasons - which featured 12 to 14 performances during that period. The 2018 NYCB season will more closely align with 2013 and 2014 models. Mathematically, 80 percent of New York City Ballet ticket buyers purchase tickets to only one performance, and 11 percent buy tickets to two performances, Sobol said. Only the remaining 9 percent purchase tickets to 3-plus NYCB shows. “The Board felt that taking on another $1 million-plus shortfall on the New York City Ballet residency, was not prudent,” explained SPAC’s president and CEO.

“A big thrust of our efforts will be towards converting onetime buyers to multiple-performance buyers. Consolidating the audiences into one week will help with that,” Sobol said. “Historically, when we reduce the number of performances, nightly attendance numbers go up. Having fuller houses and the increased energy and excitement which accompanies that helps create more demand for tickets.” Much as was done in prior years – the National Ballet of China visited the venue in 2015 and the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Bolshoi Ballet staged shows the previous summer - the NYCB

dance season will be augmented by additional performances by an international dance company, not yet revealed. Discussions are currently being held with the National Ballet of Cuba for multiple performances in the summer of 2018. “SPAC certainly remains committed to the residency and our long-term partnership with NYCB,” Sobol said. “Looking ahead to 2018, we will be working to harness that new energy and focus marketing on driving these new audiences to our resident companies. I am hopeful that with this renewed emphasis, we will be able to return to the extended New York City Ballet season in the future.” SPAC is projected to finish the 2017 fiscal year operationally breaking even. Audience attendance at 2017 classical season performances reached projected levels. The Philadelphia Orchestra is scheduled to return for 12 performances, from Aug. 1 – 18, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform at the Spa Little Theatre Aug. 5- 21. The 2017 Season featured a partnership with Caffè Lena that presented a monthly series of free concerts atop SPAC’s new Charles R. Wood Gazebo stage, as well as a trio of sold-out SPAC at Caffè Lena shows during the spring. The inaugural “SPAC on Stage” series resulted in three sold-out performances, with nearly one-third of all attendees being first-time SPAC ticket buyers, Sobol said. A “Live at the Jazz Bar” series was initiated in the Hall of Springs – and brought 300 to 400 people to each of the seven events to hear

live jazz following performances by the ballet and orchestra. SPAC on Stage, Live at the Jazz Bar and the Caffè Lena at SPAC series will all be back for the 2018 season. In 2017, SPAC’s free education programs reached more than 15,000 young individuals, offered more than 125 classes, presentations, performances, and events, and partnered with more than 70 schools and nonprofit organizations across the greater Capital Region. In the near future, the organization anticipates launching a new user-friendly website, and in December will initiate a pilot program with the Decoda Chamber Ensemble. The group, the first affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall, will include a weeklong artist-in-residency for students at the Saratoga Independent School (SIS). A full chamber program will be staged Dec. 15 at the Bethesda Church in downtown Saratoga Springs. Upcoming SPAC events include a lecture luncheon featuring a discussion titled the “Fascinating Life of Katrina Trask,” at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 26 at SPAC’s Spa Little Theatre; The Sachal Ensemble musicians known for their extraordinary journey from Lahore to Lincoln Center featured in the “Song of Lahore” film - live and on stage at the Little Theater 7 p.m. Oct. 30, (preceded by two screenings of the film at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. ay Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas a day earlier), and a pair of Nutcracker Teas in the Hall of Springs on Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. For ticket information, go to:

Halloween Ghost Tours of the Canfield Casino SARATOGA SPRINGS -The Saratoga Springs History Museum will lead ghost tours of the Canfield Casino in Congress Park on Monday, Oct. 30. Time slots begin at 6 p.m. and tours run every 20 minutes with the last tour stepping off at 8 p.m. The tours last about one hour and will be led by those who claim to have witnessed paranormal

events at the Canfield Casino. The tour will include parts of the Canfield Casino as well as all three floors of the Saratoga Springs History Museum. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children 6-17; Children under 6 admitted free. Reservations are encouraged as each tour is limited to 15 people and may be made by calling 518-584-6920 x 102.


Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017

Evil Dead The Musical Coming to Proctors Oct. 27 SCHENECTADY — Evil Dead The Musical unleashes its mayhem and fun, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 at Proctors, 432 State St. While the “Evil Dead” films are the definition of cult movies, as a stage show, Evil Dead The Musical has become a cult sensation of its own. The show played Off-Broadway in New York, has broken records in Toronto, won awards in Korea, launched three

North American tours, and has staged more than 200 productions across the globe. Those familiar with Evil Dead The Musical will know that audience members sitting in the designated “Splatter Zone” (the orchestra pit at Proctors) get covered in fake blood as the production incorporates some fun ‘real-life’ effects during certain scenes. In addition to demons telling bad jokes and

singing catchy tunes, Evil Dead The Musical features a saucy combination of wit and sexual innuendo that keeps audiences laughing out loud. Note: may be inappropriate for those 12 and under: Contains strong language, fake blood, and over-the-top guts and gore. Tickets are $20 to $70; $85 for Splatter Zone. For more information, call 518-346-6204, or go to:


week of 10/20-10/26 friday, 10/20: Christian Defrancqueville, 4 pm The Lonely Heartstring Band, 8 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022 Hungry Jack’s Halloween Concert, 7 pm @ Hudson River Music Hall — 832.3484 Phil Drum, 7 pm @ Kraverie — 450.7423 Mark Kleinhaut Quartet, 9 pm @ 9 Maple Avenue — 583.2582 Holly and Evan Band, 9 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026 Let’s Be Leonard, 8:30 pm @ Putnam Den — 584.8066 Hellcat Maggie, 7 pm @ The Parting Glass — 583.1916 Our Lady Peace, 7 pm @ Upstate Concert Hall — 371.0012

Fri - sun: 9:50 Am, 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 10:10 mon - thu: 12:20, 3:30, 6:30, 10:10

Stephen Clair, 9:30 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026

Geostorm (PG-13) 2D BtX

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

only the BrAve (PG-13) 2D

Fri - sun: 11:10 Am, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30 mon - thu: 1:50, 4:40, 7:30 Fri - sun: 10:50 Am, 12:40, 3:50, 7:00, 9:40 mon - thu: 12:40, 3:50, 7:00, 9:40

@ Hudson River Music Hall — 832.3485

monday, 10/23: Open Mic Night, 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022 SDC: The Abyssmals / Better Pills, 10 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026 The Lox with Westside Gunn & Conway, 7 pm @ Upstate Concert Hall — 371.0012

wednesday, 10/25:

saturday, 10/21: Zak Young & Quittin’ Time, 7 pm @ Kraverie — 450.7423

Big Medicine, 6 pm @ Horseshoe Inn — 587.4909

Jeanne O’Connor and The New Standard, 9 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026 “Real Horrorshow 2 w/ Oz Alone, Che Guevara T.Shirt, others “, 9 pm @ Putnam Den — 584.8066 Get Up Jack, 8 pm @ The Parting Glass — 583.1916 The Lox with Westside Gunn & Conway, 8 pm @ Upstate Concert Hall — 371.0012

sunday, 10/22: The Bright Series: Carlo Aonzo Trio, 7 pm @ Caffè Lena — 583.0022 The Last Mark Needham Memorial Scholarship Concert, 3 pm

WeD: 7:30 Pm

Geostorm (PG-13) 2D

Toga Boys, 8 pm @ Gaffney’s — 587.7359

Jon LeRoy Trio, 9 pm @ 9 Maple Avenue — 583.2582

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Masters of Nostalgia, 8:30 pm @ One Caroline — 587.2026 Franklin Micare, 6:30 pm @ Primetime Ultra Lounge — 583.4563

sAme KinD oF DiFFerent As me (PG-13) 2D

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Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017


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GARAGE SALES October 27, 28, and 29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Meadowbrook Estates - 2 Rolling Brook Dr. Lawnmower, blower, landscape tools and equipment, chain saw, ladders, and household goods. SARATOGA SPRINGS Indoor Garage & Bake Sale Benefits youth groups. Sat., Nov. 11, 9am-3pm. Half price after 2pm. Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular St. Everything but clothes & computers! Early birds not admitted.

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Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017

Puzzles Across 1 Drink-cooling shapes 6 Family girl 9 Neighborhood 13 Seize 14 So very uncool 15 Mascara target 16 *Where hockey transgressors cool their heels 18 Issue a ticket to 19 Shout of discovery 20 Draft classification 21 *Future attorney’s hurdle 25 Where sleeping dogs lie 27 “Give me a break!” 28 Decide one will 29 Sound confirming a locked car door 30 Oil-bearing rocks 33 Jimmy Fallon asset 36 Go wrong 37 June 14th observance ... and a hint to the first word in the answers to starred clues 38 Sudoku section 39 Camping gear brand 40 Winner’s wreath 41 Voice quality 42 Film snippets 44 TV’s “Kate & __” 45 “The ability to fully experience life,” per Thoreau 47 *Polite applause on the tee 50 “Money __ object” 51 Sandy or Roberto of baseball 53 Catch sight of 54 *Vessel for Captain Jack Sparrow 59 Fired, with “off” 60 Look carefully 61 Gravel unit 62 Colors, as hair 63 NFL gains 64 Cackling scavenger Down 1 Many a sports trophy 2 Function 3 Hot dog holder 4 Notable time 5 Organ associated with ill temper 6 “Light” sci-fi weapon

See puzzle solutions on page 36

See puzzle solution on page 36 7 “Don’t worry about me” 8 Physical attractiveness 9 “Little Women” novelist 10 *Colorful sushi creation 11 Perfumer Lauder 12 Down the road 14 Harp constellation 17 Shower stall alternative, if it fits 21 Unloaded? 22 “At last!” 23 *”Drove my Chevy to the levee” Don McLean hit 24 Water source 26 Online crafts shop 28 Shoppe adjective 30 Silly to the extreme 31 Fräulein’s abode 32 Farm sci.

34 Ancient Greek region 35 Follower on Twitter, informally 37 Fly like a moth 41 Affectionate attention, briefly 43 London insurance giant 44 From scratch 45 Exercise, as power 46 Thoreau work 47 Second family of the 1990s 48 “Rubáiyát” poet 49 Zero deg. at the equator, say 52 Told tall tales 55 Oinker’s pen 56 Clod chopper 57 Ramada __ 58 Green soup base

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: Who’s, Whose

Who’s is the contraction for who is. Who’s that person you are recommending for the position? Who’s can also mean who has. Who’s been sending money to the charity anonymously?

Whose is the possessive form of who. Whose report card shows the most improvement from last year?

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 20 – October 26, 2017

Head of the Fish


JDRF Walk at Saratoga Race Course

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by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Head of the Fish Regatta will be taking place at Fish Creek. Tom Frost founded this regatta in 1986 and it is now in its 31st year. This year there are approximately 2,300 entries. “No regatta in history has ever done that and we’re crazy enough to try it,” said Chris Chase, Regatta Director. This year it is approximated that roughly eight to 10 thousand people will be in attendance and if the weather holds up, could be as many as 12 thousand people spectating. On Saturday, all college and adult level races will be taking place, equaling about seven to eight thousand athletes with four thousand junior athletes on Sunday. Chase estimates about 180 teams total. “Over the course of the weekend we will have 102 busses, which are large, 110 trailers, 130 food tents which are

15x20 feet, so once you start narrowing down all that space, it gets crazy,” said Chase. Saratoga Rowing Association is currently negotiating more space with Lee’s Park owner Leo Nosal. “We’ve grown almost every year I’ve been in charge, since 1998,” Chase said. “Leo is outstanding with also trying to maintain the integrity of the campgrounds and accommodate us. He’s been awesome. We’ve grown every year and every time we grow there has been a growing pain and those pains are usually Leo’s pains because we ask for more. So it’s been great that he’s been so open minded about doing that given his own obligations to his customers as well,” Chase explained. While the regatta is expected to bring in thousands, Chase warns that “locals better get their restaurant reservations in now because lines will be massive come that weekend.” Go to www.SaratogaRowing. com to check out the maps and schedule of the event on Oct. 28 and 29.

Photos provided by JDRF.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, Oct. 14 the JDRF, formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, One Walk raised $148,824 of their $153,800 goal for type I diabetes. “JDRF One Walk has one goal: to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D),” said the official statement. T1D is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and

adults suddenly. It has nothing to with diet or lifestyle and it’s serious and stressful to manage. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D and there is currently no cure. More than 750 walkers, volunteers, and sponsors engaged in the One Walk at the Saratoga Race Course. 64 registered teams that represented local businesses, families, schools, and other

organizations made up those teams, also included recently diagnosed T1D families. Participants strolled 1.25 miles around the racetrack and then gathered for refreshments, music, entertainment, face painting, a photo booth, and family fun. While there was no registration fee, people were encouraged to raise $100 to receive their commemorative One Walk t-shirt.



Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017

LOCAL SPORTS AT A GLANCE This Weeks Games l l a Footb Saratoga Springs 7-0 Schuylerville 7-1


Ballston Spa 2-5

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 7-0

Saratoga Springs (Boys) 12-1-1 Saratoga Springs (Girls) 9-4-2 Ballston Spa (Boys) 5-10

Football: Friday, Oct. 20

Saratoga Springs vs. Bethlehem at 7 p.m. at Saratoga Springs

Schuylerville vs. Cobleskill-Richmondville at 7 p.m. at Schuylerville Ballston Spa vs. TBA (UPDATE 10/19) Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake vs. Gloversville at 7 p.m. at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake


Friday, Oct. 20

Ballston Spa (Girls) 9-7

Saratoga Springs (Girls) vs. Shaker on Friday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. in Latham, NY

Schuylerville (Boys) 11-3 Schuylerville (Girls) 12-4-1 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (Boys) 7-6

Saratoga Central Catholic (Girls) vs. Shaker on Friday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. at Saratoga Central Catholic.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (Girls) 6-8-1

Saturday, Oct. 21

Saratoga Central Catholic (Boys) 1-11

Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Voorheesville on Saturday, Oct. 21 at TBA in Voorheesville, NY – *Section II Quarterfinals Game*


Saratoga Springs 2-8-1 Schuylerville 5-11

Ballston Spa 9-10-3 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 31-5-2 Saratoga Central Catholic 15-0

Field Hockey

Saratoga Springs (Girls) 12-2

Puzzle solutions from pg. 34 Send your sports stories or briefs to Sports@Saratoga

Saratoga Springs (Boys) vs. TBA UPDATE 10/19 Schuylerville (Boys) vs. UPDATE 10/19 Ballston Spa (Boys) vs. UPDATE 10/19 Ballston Spa (Girls) vs. UPDATE 10/19

Volleyball: Friday, Oct. 20

Saratoga Springs (Girls) vs. Ballston Spa on Friday, Oct. 20 at 4:15 p.m. at Ballston Spa, NY *Rivalry Game* Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Glens Falls on Friday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at Glens Falls, NY. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (Girls) vs. Columbia on Friday, Oct. 20 at TBA at Columbia High School. Saratoga Central Catholic (Girls) vs. Cambridge on Friday, Oct. 20 at TBA at Saratoga Central Catholic High School.


Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017

Fasig-Tipton Fall Sales Wrap-Up

Hip #2 sold for $5,000. Photo by Lori Mahan.

by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Monday, Oct. 16 the Fasig-Tipton Fall Sale took place in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, NY. Out of 236 horses up for sale, 144 horses sold for an average of $22,674, the highest average sale price since 2012, after the sale was reconstituted from a 15-year hiatus. This sale featured a mix of mares, yearlings, and thoroughbreds

Hip #3 sold for $10,000. Photo by Lori Mahan.

that were born earlier this year. Locally owned horses had a strong day. McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Lake sold 18 horses for $273,000; Chip Landry, operator of Harry L. Landry Bloodstock in Saratoga Springs sold 11 thoroughbreds for $200,000; Christopher Shelli, owner of Fort Christopher’s Thoroughbreds in Fort Edward sold six horses for $199,000. This sale continued what the August Fasig-Tipton started with

an uprise in sales. The Saratoga Select Yearling in August saw an increase of 16.3. The highest selling horse this year, for $170,000, was born to Into Mischief and Darling Mambo, and was bought by Mahoney Eden Manor & Classic Bloodstock. Last year, the total for sales was $2,780,600 with the average being $16,955 and the median $8,500, with 164 horses sold. This year, with only 20 more horses sold than the previous year, the numbers were way up.

17th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, Oct. 14 the 17th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge took place to benefit Saratoga Bridges. Held in the Saratoga Spa State Park, over 1,300 runners, walkers, volunteers, and spectators partook this year. Over $18,000 was raised for Saratoga Bridges’ programs and services. Saratoga Bridges is “one of the largest non-profit organizations in Saratoga County. Saratoga Bridges has been provided the highest level of services and programs to over 830 people with developmental disabilities and their families for more than 60 years,” said the official Saratoga Bridges website. The overall 5K winners this year were Chase Baker from Saratoga Springs and Elizabeth Predmore from Ballston Lake. The overall 10K winners this year were Thijs Kolet from Saratoga Springs and Leigh Parker from Glenmont.

Costume contest winners Scott and Mackenzie LeFevre. Photo Provided by Heather Varney.

This event also included the popular Kids Fun Run for children 12 and under. Children, and some adults, dressed in costume. The costume contest was won by Scott LeFevre (adult, as the

Beast from Beauty and the Beast); Christopher Mason (boys costume winner, Dwarf from Snow White), and Mackenzie LeFevre (girls costume winner, Beauty from Beauty and the Beast).

Hip #4, sold for $2,500. Photo by Lori Mahan.

Totaling $3,265,000, average sales were $22,674, and the median was $12,000. 17 horses sold for $1,000, which was the lowest sale price.

Monday’s sale marked a strong 2017 finish for the Fasig-Tipton sales in Saratoga Springs, NY.

38 Saratoga Horses Final Charity Baseball Game of the Season SARATOGA SPRINGS — Members of the Saratoga Springs Police and Fire Departments will team up for the last time this season as the Saratoga Horses in a charity softball game vs. Boston Fire on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. at East Side Rec to benefit the Passionately Pink Campaign.

First Night Saratoga 5K Run SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 20th Annual First Night Saratoga 5K 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 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.

SPORTS Saratoga Springs Ice Rink

Saratoga Rec Drop-In Sessions

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The ice rinks on 30 Weibel Avenue are now open with public skating times available. Visit www.SaratogaRec. com for open skate times.

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

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

YMCA Fall Basketball League Sign-Ups SARATOGA SPRINGS — From now until Nov. 19, the Saratoga Springs YMCA will be

Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017 holding sign-ups for their fall basketball league, games start Dec. 3. Registration fees are $74 for YMCA members and $125 for non-members, scholarships are available to those who qualify. The fall league is co-ed so both boys and girls are encouraged to sign up. Kids from other areas are also encouraged to play. There will be two coaches per team and nine scheduled games with at least one playoff game for each team, totaling to 12 games. The league is always looking for more coaches and sponsors, contact Mike Laudicina at if interested.

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

Annual Halloween Skate

Saratoga Springs Rec Intro to Ice Skating SARATOGA SPRINGS — Sign 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 recreservations@saratoga-springs. org for pricing.

Saratoga Rec Winter Program Registration 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.

Graphic provided by Jill Ramos.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Weibel Avenue Ice Rink will be hosting their Annual Halloween Skate on Saturday,

Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For Saratoga Springs children and senior residents admission is only $24 and adults are $4,

for non-residents children and senior admission is $4 and adult is $5. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Week of October 20 – October 26, 2017

Saratoga Cup Ability Meet and NorthEast Short Track Racing Series 1 SARATOGA SPRINGS — At the Saratoga Ice Rink on Weibel Avenue on Nov. 4, come see competitors ages 6 — 70 compete in the annual Saratoga Cup Ability Meet and the newly formed NorthEast Short Track Series speed skating competitions. Local, state, and interstate skaters will be competing. Races begin at 9:00 a.m. and run throughout the day until approximately 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, www.saratogawinterclub. org

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

Free Speed Skating Training Sessions SARATOGA SPRINGS — Sponsored by the Saratoga Winter Club Speed Skating, a six session series of on and off ice speed skating training will be offered by top coaches and veteran skaters. Classes take place on Nov. 7, 9, 14, 16, 28, and 30 at Saratoga Rec. Basics of technique, safety, and equipment will be covered. Each session will have on-ice time. Passes can be picked up at the Halloween Skate on Oct. 28, the Saratoga Cup Ability Meet on Nov. 4, or at the Saratoga Ice Rink during the Winter Club practices on Tuesday and Thursday night. All ages are welcome. A $5 insurance fee may apply. For more information or to register, call 518-5879438 or 518-951-0702, or visit

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.

Upcoming Events at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame SARATOGA SPRINGS - 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. On Sunday, Nov. 5 there will be a Man o’ War Spotlight Tour in honor of the continued celebration of his 100th birthday. This guided tour will take visitors through the history of the sport and feature objects related to Man o’ War and his connections. This event is limited to 50 people and reservations are required. It begins at 12 p.m. and is $15 for general public and $10 for Museum members, seniors,

SPORTS 39 and students. To RSVP call 518-584-0400 ext. 120 and leave your name, number, and number of attendees. On Saturday, Nov. 11 a 50-minute Pilates for a Purpose class will take place to benefit the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. No experience needed, the class is open to all levels. This class will take place from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. at Reform Pilates Club at 18 Division Street and is free to attend. All donations collected will benefit the Museum. Call 518-871-1315 or email to sign up.

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.

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 or email bikebingo@

The Saratoga rUNDEAD Treasure Hunt Event SARATOGA SPRINGS — On the morning of Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Orenda Pavilion, a treasure hunt with proceeds benefiting the Special Olympic New York athletes, took place. The theme of the treasure hunt was Team Human versus Team Zombie, with each team participating in the same treasure hunt with different goals. Ie: Team Zombie looked for clues to help them spread the zombie outbreak across the planet while Team Human searched to find the components of the zombie virus outbreak. Participants were encouraged to raise donations. Death Wish Coffee Company presented a check for $37,031.64 to the Special Olympics New York at the rUNDEAD Event in Spa State Park. The three top teams were Team Death Wish, raising $17,525; Team Leroy Haunting, raising $365; and MetLife Team raising $335. CJ Man was the top individual participant, having raised $12,335.