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Kelsey Chmiel, far left, and some of her SSHS girls XC teammates pose for a group photo before the Section II XC Championships. Photo by Sharon Castro.

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Saratoga Springs City Center President Mark Baker. Photo by MarkBolles.com

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Mark Baker was there the day they first put the shovels to the ground on Broadway. This week, after a 33-year career, the only president the Saratoga Springs City Center has known announced his retirement, to take effect at the end of the calendar year. Baker came to Saratoga via Wisconsin in the summer of 1983 and remembers hearing about the grumblings of those opposed to the construction of the new building he would oversee in 1984. Decades later See Notes pg. 14

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A sunny Friday afternoon paved the way for the 2016 Section II Cross Country Championships at Saratoga State Park. Both the Saratoga Springs High School boys and girls cross-country teams entered the day’s competition with undefeated overall records. The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys cross-country team also entered the run with an impressive record of 11-2. The highlight from the

Class B Boys section of the race was Evan Brennan. The Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa runner finished the race with a time of 15:34.94. This time was enough to earn him the third place finish. The Spartans also captured the best overall team score for the event. As a whole the team finished the race with a final time of 1:19:58.05. With these victories the Spartans improved their overall record to 13-2. Saratoga Springs High School boys finished strong in the Class A standings. Senior Declan Hines finished second See Records pg. 43

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Man on the Street “What does Veterans Day mean to you? ”

For me, I think about guys I was in Vietnam with who are not with us anymore. It’s a solemn day, a day to remember, and a time for reflection. – Wayne Clarke, of Saratoga, who has worked on the Veterans Oral History Project at the New York State Military Museum.

It calls attention to veterans, stimulates interest for the public and gives us an opportunity to talk about why we were at war. - Walt Blair, of Saratoga, who served with the 8th Armored Division in World War II and is a docent at the New York State Military Museum

It’s a day for people to be thankful and remember those people who came before us, because we wouldn’t be standing here if they didn’t do what they were asked to do. – Robert H. Sickler, Stone Ridge

I spent three years in service in World War II, two years in the China-Burma-India Theater. We’re proud to be a part of the parade on Veterans Day, and last year lucky enough to go on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. – Clement Heitzman, Kingston


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WEEK IN REVIEW

Week of November 11 – November 17, 2016

New Bike Lanes Along North Broadway Saratoga County Election Day 2016 Roundup

City Mayor Joanne Yepsen, Public Safety Commissioner Chris Mathiesen and members of the Saratoga Springs Complete Streets Advisory Board and Skidmore Sustainability Office hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 9, 2016 on North Broadway to celebrate the completion of new bike lanes along North Broadway. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

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BALLSTON SPA — In Saratoga County, where 106,497 ballots were cast on Election Day, Republican Donald Trump received 51,088 votes to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 46,546 votes in the presidential race. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson secured 4,741 county votes, Green Party candidate Jill Stein received 1,714 votes, and 1,519 votes were cast for write-in candidates. Chuck Schumer (D, WF, I, WE) was re-elected to the U.S. Senate, besting Wendy Long (R, C). U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko (D, WF, I, WE) was re-elected to the 20th Congressional District, defeating Joe Vitollo

(R, C, RF); Elise Stefanik (R, C, I, RF) regained her seat in the 21st Congressional District by besting Mike Derrick (D, WF) and Matt Funiciello (G). Incumbent State Sen. Kathleen Marchione (R, C, I, RF) defeated challengers Shaun Francis (D, WF) and Joseph Levy (G) in the 43rd District; James Tedisco (R, C, I, RF) beat Chad Putman (D, WF, WE) in the 49th Senate District. Carrie Woerner (D, I) was re-elected to the 113th Assembly District, beating Christopher Boyark (R, C, RF); Daniel Stec (R, I ,C ,RF) bested Robin Barkenhagen (G) in the 114th Assembly District.

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COURTS Jaclyn E. Moran, 26, of Malta, was sentenced on Nov. 3 to 1.5 - 3 years in state prison, after pleading to fourthdegree grand larceny. Michael W. Winchip, 39, of Schenectady, was sentenced on Nov. 3 to serve a total of 13 years in prison and five years post-release supervision after pleading to second-degree burglary, second-degree robbery, two counts of fourthdegree grand larceny, petit larceny, unlawful imprisonment, and harassment, related to a home invasion that occurred in Charlton last January and involved a 72-year-old victim, according to the Saratoga County District Attorney’s office. Winchip was also ordered to pay restitution to return money, the amount of which was not specified, that was stolen from the victim’s home. Amy E. Cooper, 35, of Castleton, was charged on Oct. 28 as a fugitive from justice. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff ’s Office, Cooper was in custody at Saratoga County Jail after being arrested by the Saratoga Springs Police Department on charges of

issuing a bad check. Prior to her release on bail, she was found to have an outstanding arrest warrant out of the state of Massachusetts. The charge in Massachusetts was also for issuing bad checks. She was subsequently arraigned and sent to county jail, pending further court appearances. Joshua L. Hunt, 25, of Victory, pleaded on Oct. 28 to felony DWI, and circumvention of an interlock device. Sentencing is scheduled to take place Jan. 6. Timothy J. McDaniel, 32, of Schenectady, pleaded on Oct. 28 to grand larceny in the fourth degree. Sentencing is scheduled to take place Dec. 21. James M. Plante, 55, of Troy, pleaded on Oct. 28 to thirddegree burglary. Sentencing is scheduled to take place Jan. 6. Darrell E. Coppage, 46, of Clifton Park, pleaded on Oct. 28 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. Sentencing is scheduled to take place Dec. 21. Angel A. Gopi, 29, of Schenectady, was sentenced on Oct. 28 to two years in state prison and

one year post-release supervision, after pleading to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

POLICE Philip E. Parish, 28, of Queensbury, was charged on Oct. 27 with criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree – both felonies, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree, a misdemeanor, following a joint investigation by the Saratoga County Sheriff ’s Narcotics Unit and the NYSP CNET Capital. Parish is suspected of selling heroin within Saratoga County. Raphael L. Riach, 45, of Saratoga Springs, was charged on Oct. 24 with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, related to an alleged incident that occurred on Zephyr Lane.

Shannon M. Bennett, 25, of Mechanicville, was charged on Oct. 23 with misdemeanor DWI and misdemeanor aggravated DWI, and a traffic violation, after being involved in a property accident on Pavillion Row. Joseph J. Deschenes, 45, of Saratoga Springs, was charged on Oct. 30 with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct. Caleb J. Tucker, 22, of Queensbury, was charged on Oct. 30 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Devon G. Barcomb, 24, of Fort Edward, was charged on Oct. 29 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. Anna M. Smith, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged on Oct. 27 with aggravated

unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and following a motor vehicle too closely. Shannon L. Tracey, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged on Oct. 27 with third-degree criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. Satin L. Dewitt, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged on Oct. 26 with criminal contempt, a misdemeanor. Libby R. Moxley, 25, of Schuylerville, was charged on Oct. 25 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, after being involved in a property damage accident. Julio Escobar, 29, of Schenectady, was charged on Oct. 25 with thirddegree identity theft, a misdemeanor, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and misdemeanor criminal impersonation.


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Alfred J. Arsenault SCHUYLERVILLE — Alfred J. Arsenault, 63, a former resident of Schuylerville, died Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Hudson Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Menands, NY surrounded by his family. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2016 at Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 13 Gates Ave., Schuylerville, with Rev. Martin Fisher, officiating (due to the church renovations). Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 9-11 a.m. prior to the funeral. Memorials can be made in his memory to the charity of one’s choice.

Eugene J. Cole SARATOGA SPRINGS — Former Saratoga Springs Assistant Police Chief Eugene J. Cole, 75, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at Saratoga Hospital. Born on May 19, 1941 in Saratoga Springs, he is a son of the late Maurice and Mildred (Greene) Cole and was a lifelong resident. He was appointed as an officer for the city’s police department and retired as Assistant Police Chief after 30 years of service. Relatives and friends gathered to remember him on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 at the William J. Burke and Sons/ Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Homes of Saratoga Springs. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Burke Funeral Home and burial will follow in Gansevoort Cemetery. Memorials may be made in his name to the Rubin Dialysis Center, 59 Myrtle St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or to the Old Friends at Cabin Creek (Retired Thoroughbreds), 483 Sand Hill Rd., Greenfield Center, NY 12833.

Janice Marie (Atkins) Pancake BALLSTON SPA — Janice Marie (Atkins) Pancake of Ballston Spa passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Ballston Spa on November 16, 1947 to the late Pat and Jean Atkins. Janice

OBITUARIES was a graduate of Saratoga High School, class of 1965. To honor Janice’s wishes, there will be no calling hours and the funeral service will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Compassionate Funeral Care, Inc, 402 Maple Ave. in Saratoga Springs. If you wish to express your online condolences or view the Obituary, please visit our website at www.compassionatefuneralcare.com

Joan Hoover Fennell Orton Fina SARATOGA SPRINGS — Joan Hoover Fennell Orton Fina died peacefully at her home on Thursday, November 3, 2016 with her loving family at her side. Relatives and friends gathered in her name on Tuesday, November 8 at the William J. Burke and Sons/Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway in Saratoga Springs. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Clements Church on Wednesday, November 9. Interment will be at the family’s convenience. Donations in Joan’s memory may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Online remembrances may be made at www. burkefuneralhome.com.

J. O’Neil Kelly BALLSTON SPA — J. O’Neil Kelly died peacefully on Friday, November 4, 2016, at Saratoga Hospital, with his loving family at his side. A local Memorial Mass was celebrated on Monday, November 7, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 167 Milton Avenue in Ballston Spa. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Quigley Brothers Funeral Home in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. Interment followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the U.S. Hereditary Angioedema Association (US HAEA Donation, PO Box 271561, Littleton, CO 80127). Online remembrances can be made at burkefuneralhome.com.

John M. Huskie SARATOGA SPRINGS — John M. Huskie, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at Mary’s Haven. Born on March 16, 1931 in Troy, he is the son of the late John F. and Viola (Brenan) Huskie. A committal service with military honors was conducted

Week of November 11 – November 17, 2016 on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations in his name be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street or Mary’s Haven, 35 New Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Online remembrances may be made at burkefuneralhome.com.

Margaret S. Van Dorn SARATOGA SPRINGS — Margaret S. Van Dorn, 87, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at the Wesley Health Care Center. Born on Dec. 17, 1928 in Ramsey, NJ, she was the daughter of the late David F. and Ida Marie (Heavey) Smith. There will be no calling hours. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at the William J. Burke and Sons/Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Homes of Saratoga Springs; burial will be in Greenridge Cemetery, Lincoln Ave., also in Saratoga Springs. Following interment, Marge requested that everyone join the family for an ice cream social and lunch at Mama Mia’s Restaurant, 185 Ballston Ave. She further requested that no flowers be sent, yet memorial donations may be made in her name to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Richard Dunn Morse MALTA — Richard Dunn Morse passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016. He was 66. A calling hour will be held at 12 noon on Sunday, November 20, 2016, with a service at 1 p.m. at the Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave. in Saratoga Springs. All are invited to attend a celebration of Rick’s life and music at the Parting Glass, 40 Lake Ave. in Saratoga Springs immediately after the service. Online remembrances may be made at www. tunisonfuneralhome.com

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Ballston Spa Holiday Plans Underway

BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association’s annual Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting takes place Friday, December 2. Once again this year, the parade will spotlight the Toys for Tots campaign, in partnership with the Ballston Spa Community Emergency Corps, Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department and U.S. Marine Corps. The BSBPA encourages all Ballston Spa businesses, churches, schools and community groups who have holiday-themed events or activities happening between Friday,

December 2 and Sunday, December 4 to contact us with description, date and time of your event to be included in a holiday schedule of events which will be posted on the BSBPA website, Facebook page, promoted on social media and made available throughout the community. You may send your information to the BSBPA office at info@ballston.org or call 518-8852772 no later than November 17. For more information, visit www. ballston.org. If your organization, group or business would like to take part in the parade, please contact Ellen Mottola at the BSBPA office.

Duzen-Torgesen Wedding

Photo by “Moments Captured by Meghan.”

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Tom and Lorraine Torgesen of Saratoga Springs are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Rachel to Christopher William Duzen, son of William and Liz Duzen of Buffalo, NY on October 1, 2016 in Ellicottville, NY. The bride is a graduate of Saratoga Springs High School and Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA with a degree in Dance and

Arts Administration. The groom is a graduate of St. Francis High School in Buffalo and Mercyhurst College with a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice. The couple met while at Mercyhurst and currently reside in Manassas, VA where Christopher is employed by the Fairfax County Police Department and Rachel is registrar and dance teacher at the Adagio studios in Arlington.

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Military Care Package MECHANICVILLE — The next Military Mom in Action Care Package Assembly Event will take place on Sunday, November 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Mechanicville Stillwater Elks Lodge #1403 at 300 Park Avenue. All are welcome to help pack 1,100 care packages full of snacks and goodies to be sent to soldiers deployed all over the world. Volunteers are needed to label

bags; fold letters; assemble the items into the care packages; fill the boxes; tape and label the boxes. There are many different ways people can help! Military Mom in Action is a not for profit/charitable organization established to encourage the men and women in our military. Their commitment to our country’s safety and freedom is appreciated. There will be a chicken barbeque starting at 2 p.m. at the

Pictured is the July 24 care package assembly at the Mechanicville Stillwater Elks Lodge #1403. The 1,100 care packages were assembled in under 2 hours. Photo provided.

Mechanicville-Stillwater Elks Lodge the same day. Volunteers are welcome to join the barbeque - it is open to the public. Please contact the Lodge for more details at 518-664-3345.


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‘I Don’t Take for Granted One Minute of My Life’ Help is a Phone Call Away for Survivors of Domestic Violence in Saratoga by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Inside the office on a sublevel of the Collamer Building, a pair of couches sit in a comfortable corner. A toy kitchen patiently awaits the attention of a child’s playing hands, and rows of books line the far wall. “We have the easiest door to walk in,” says Maggie Fronk, executive director of the Wellspring office, which opens its doors five days a week and hosts seminars that are confidential and free of charge. A hotline, which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, annually fields about 1,400 calls that come in from across Saratoga County. “When somebody comes in, we talk to them about what their situation is and about what domestic violence is. It’s a pattern of power and control,” says Fronk, who joined Wellspring 14 years ago. The organization has supported survivors and strived to end relationship and sexual abuse for the past 35 years. “There are many different forms of abuse. There’s emotional control, psychological control, financial control, social isolation, sexual victimization. So many times people will call

us and say, ‘But I’ve never been hit.’ In their mind they’re saying, ‘this is not domestic violence.’ Well, it is,” Fronk says. “We have a ‘power and control wheel’ that talks about all kinds of abuse and we’ll show that to them. The person that says, ‘I don’t know if I even should be calling,’ will look at that and say, ‘Oh, I do have all those other kinds, I’ve just never been hit.”

Wellspring’s crisis intervention and survivor services provide safe housing to adults and children either fleeing or homeless because of domestic violence, as well as comprehensive support in the form of counseling, legal advocacy, and case management. In 2015, the organization provided almost 15,000 safe bed nights of shelter and supportive housing, counseled 700 individuals escaping their abuse, and provided education about the signs of relationship and sexual abuse to 6,500 members of school, and community groups. “Wellspring gave me a new lease on life and I’m going to take full advantage of it,” said Tina, who married at 18, divorced at 21, and was forced to give up on her dream of going to college after graduating high school. For three years, she endured an abusive marriage. She married her second husband in 2001 and gave birth to her first of three children in 2007. “Unfortunately, women who are victims of domestic violence tend to attract predatory mates,” Tina said. “My first husband was an alcoholic and here it was, like a bad dream, happening all over again. He began drinking very heavily and the abuse began to get worse.”

Pregnant with her second child in 2008, Tina temporarily moved back to her parents’ home and gave her husband an ultimatum. “I told him he had to rehab.” Things seemed to work for a while, but it would not last. “The police were called to our house several times. He punched me in the face and gave me a black eye. It took me a long time to realize I couldn’t fix him, that my love couldn’t carry it through. A lot of women think that if they’re nice enough, if they’re pretty enough, then they can fix things,” she said. “But they can’t.” An incident involving child neglect that was brought on by her husband’s drinking convinced her the marriage was over. Tina wasn’t working and when the child support payments stopped coming, she became involved in a child custody conflict which continues to this day. “The psychological effect of that spun me into a dark, lifethreatening world of depression. I was in a state of turmoil and didn’t know what to do.” By chance, she came across a Wellspring business card. “I was a mess,” Tina recalled. “I reached out and called their hotline. Immediately, I felt there was a glimmer of hope.” Through Wellspring, she began picking up the pieces

of her shattered life. The organization helped with housing, and she recently secured a job at a retail store on Broadway. “At times it’s been a nightmare of a life, but I’ve realized my true value, my true worth and I have three little kids who I have to make a new path for, so they don’t follow in my footsteps,” she said. “Yes, there will be stumbling blocks, but you have to persevere. I’m not going to let my life be stopped by an abuser who I’d given 22 years of my life. I’m not going to give up on my education. I’m not going to give up on my kids. I’m humbled by these experiences. And I don’t take for granted one minute of my life.” “We have a commitment to end relationship and sexual abuse in the community and I see that happening,” Fronk says. “We do that by involving the whole community. If you see something, talk to somebody. Tell them there’s a place to get help. Make the call.“ Wellspring maintains office hours Monday through Friday in Saratoga Springs. To reach the office during business hours, call 518-583-0280. To reach the 24-Hour Hotline, call 518-584-8188. For more information, visit: http://www. wellspringcares.org/.


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From the Publisher’s Desk . . . Patriotic Memories

by Chad Beatty Saratoga TODAY I write this on Wednesday, November 9, the day after a historic election. This week the political landscape changed in America as a complete outsider defeated one of the best funded, most wellestablished candidates in US history. But this wasn’t the first time we had the pleasure to live through a historic election. Just eight years ago,

Barrack Obama became the 44th President of the United States, shattering barriers for African-Americans. If these two elections have taught us one thing, it is that anything is possible in the United States of America. But much deeper than the glam and glitter of elections, there is a group of men and women who continue to assure that you and I can go to the ballot box and cast our votes. Men and women who walk the walls so we can sleep soundly at night. Yes, it is Veterans Day and I am referring to the brave men and women of the armed forces. At a young age I developed a strong sense of patriotism and a love for America. I learned to always stand for the national anthem, and I learned to place my hand over my heart when the flag is presented. I also learned the value

of a strong military and the sacrifices required to maintain a free nation. “Thank you Pop-Pop.” Pop-Pop was my maternal grandfather, and a Captain in the United States Army. He marched across Europe and helped stop Hitler’s Nazi Germany. He was a small link in a military machine that ensured a free world. While he lost many friends during those years, he also developed life-long relationships and an appreciation for hard work. I still remember looking forward to Sunday night dinners as a child. The whole family would get together and share stories about their week. But most interesting to me were the stories Pop-Pop would tell: Boot camp, Officer Candidate School, the voyage across the Atlantic, two Purple Hearts, heroism, seeing General Patton, letters from Nana, the trip home, etc. Those discussions were as much lessons in history and civics as they were quality time with the family. It was around that table

that I came to know why their generation became known as the Greatest Generation. Luckily we have new generations of committed Americans who are willing to put their lives on the line for freedom. Whether it was Korea, Iraq or Afghanistan, they answered the call to serve

and gave everything they had. Because of their sacrifices I can sit at my desk this morning and earn a living publishing a locally-owned independent newspaper. Thank you to all who serve this great nation, and God Bless America.

Toys for Tots Collection Point at Ballston Spa Parade BALLSTON SPA — Community Emergency Corps of Ballston Spa will again be an official drop off point for Toys for Tots, a program sponsored by the United States Marine Corps. The campaign has assisted needy children all around the Capital Region for over 45 years. The Ballston Spa Holiday Parade will be a point of collection. The parade will spotlight the

Toys for Tots campaign, in partnership with Community Emergency Corps, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department, the Ballston Spa Rotary, and the U.S. Marine Corps. Volunteers from the organizations will be on hand to collect donations of new, unwrapped toys from spectators along the parade route as well as at the tree lighting. New, unwrapped toys, games,

books, puzzles, sport balls, dolls, snow toys, and anything for kids from infant to teens are all accepted. Stuffed toys are the only exception. Toy donations can also be delivered to the Community Emergency Corps station, 78 Thompson St., Ballston Spa, NY until Dec. 15, days or evenings. Toys collected in this area are redistributed back into the same area to families in need. The Ballston Spa Holiday Parade takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 2. For information about the Toys for Tots campaign, contact Ray Otten, Executive Director of CEC, at 885-1478.


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Veteran and Military Discounts and Freebies

Friendly’s is treating veterans and active military, with a valid military ID or honorable discharge card, to a free dine-in breakfast, lunch or dinner from select menus on Veteran’s Day 11-11-2016. The breakfast choice is their Big-Two-Do’s® array of breakfast options, and the lunch and dinner option is the All American Burger with fries and a beverage (soda, iced tea or hot beverage). Grand Slam at Denny’s On Friday, November 11, all active, non-active, and retired military personnel can get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam Breakfast from 5 a.m. to Noon. Valid military ID required. Dine-in only.

Heroes Pay Zero for Vets Day at Hoffman Car Wash and Jiffy Lube - All active duty and former members of the United States Military are invited to have their vehicles washed and their oil changed free of charge in recognition of their service! There is no need to show any type of identification – we will take them on their word. Free Meal at Applebee’s - Join us on Veterans Day this year as we honor our Veterans and Active Duty military with a free meal. Free Appetizer or Dessert at Red Lobster - Active duty military, reserve, and military veterans can stop by Red Lobster and get a free

appetizer or dessert on Thursday, November 10 or Friday, November 11. Guests only need to show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem this offer. Free Meal at Olive Garden - Olive Garden is having a Veteran’s Day free meal for all active-duty military and military veterans who provide proof of service on Friday, November 11, 2016. Veterans can choose a free entree from a special menu of Olive Garden’s seven most popular items. Free Meal at Golden Corral – Military Appreciation Night, Monday, November 14, 2016 – Thank you meal from 5 – 9 p.m. for any person who has served in the US Military (retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves). Our Corporation is very proud of the men and women who are serving and who have served, and we are honored to offer this special night to congratulate them in person. Offer valid on dine-in only. Free Lunch at the Ninety Nine - Offer valid Friday, November 11, 2016 during lunch only from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at all locations. Beverage, tax and gratuity not included. No coupon

necessary. A Military ID or proof of service must be shown to receive the offer. One free entrée from the “9 Real Size Entrées for $9.99” Menu with every entrée purchased. Not valid with any other coupons, offers or promotions including “Kids Eat Free” or 10 percent Military Discount. Military Appreciation Weekend at Adirondack

Winery - In honor of Veteran’s Day, we invite all active military personnel and veterans to come to the Tasting Room on November 11-13 for a free wine tasting session and spiced wine cocktail on us! Plus enjoy special discounts on wine purchases! Our way of saying “THANK YOU” for your service!


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Boots to Business Transitioning Veterans into Small Business Owners

by Norra Reyes Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce’s Veterans Business Council is helping veterans transition from military to civilian life in numerous ways, such as last week’s Boots to Business Reboot entrepreneurial workshop held at the Chamber’s offices at 28 Clinton Street. The workshop’s instructor, Michael Stout, is a veteran business development officer with the Syracuse office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which covers 34 counties, including Saratoga. He is also a retired U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major, having served 23 years, including 5 tours in Iraq as well as tours in Afghanistan and in both Djibouti and Somalia in Africa. When he left service, he became a small business owner of a fitness facility in Georgia. “I decided to work for the Small Business Administration because I know how much veterans have given to this country,” said

Stout, “and I know I can help them because I have been both a veteran and a small business owner. I want to be a part of that community that helps them start. Small business is what’s going to make this country great, helping it to grow and keep jobs in our community.” Stout explained that there are two programs – the regular Boots to Business for those in process of transitioning out of the military, and the Boots to Business Reboot, which is for veterans of all eras and their spouses, and the Army Reserve and National Guard. The one held on November 1 and 2 at the Saratoga County Chamber’s offices was the Reboot. The Reboot workshop is a free, two-day entrepreneurship training program that provides an overview of resources for veterans to help them start or expand a business. It explains business plans, resources – including financial, and the benefits of networking with other veterans and business owners. In addition, participants are introduced to SBA resources available to access start-up capital, technical assistance and contracting opportunities. Stout is currently in talks with the Chamber about holding future workshops here. Veteran Paul Jancsy took the class to network and gain new perspectives on a business he has

The November Boots to Business Reboot participants and staff. Left to right, front row: Michelle Taylor (Veteran Business Owner); Denise Romeo (Chamber of Commerce); Manuela Broderick (Veteran); Amy Amoroso (VBOC); Dennis Martinez (Veteran), Mike Stout (SBA EDS). Back row: Emil Baker (Veteran Business Owner), Paul Jancsy (Veteran), Wayne Brown (Veteran). Photo provided.

owned for three years. Born and raised in Saratoga Springs, he is currently a Major in the New York Air National Guard. He was a major and a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, and has been stationed all over the world. Three years ago, he started a Marco’s Pizza franchise in western Pennsylvania and in Colorado. “One of the things I didn’t do,” said Jancsy, “was network enough or find a mentor, so I could have people I could confidentially ask questions from, and bounce ideas off of. When I saw Mike coming to Saratoga, I thought this was perfect.” One of the things Jancsy

appreciates about the program is that it is not just veterans participating, but that there are veterans working for the SBA and the Veterans Business Council. “We all take care of each other, and it’s an honor to serve with them in this different capacity,” said Jancsy. “We’re a family. We take care of each other when we are deployed, when we come home, and when we transition from active duty into civilian life, and this event is part of that.” Jancsy said the best piece of advice he has to give is to tell veterans to start building their networks now, not with just friends and family, but

through programs like Boots to Business. “As we transition out, I didn’t know where to look, I didn’t know what I didn’t know,” said Jancsy. “Programs like this, you sit down and have face-to-face meetings with people who have an existing network. It gives you all the options for funding, and points out new sources of funding that didn’t exist when I initially got out just a few years ago. And more importantly, it teaches you how to use them, how to focus your funds, the situational awareness on cash flow and who can help you with that such as bankers, accountants, people like that. It might be basic for someone who went to business school, but for veterans, we never had to worry about that.” But when it comes to military skills that are translatable to business, Jancsy said, “Any veteran will tell you that in the military, you have to allocate resources you are given – some of it limited – to manage the risk and solve the problem. That’s business, that’s being an entrepreneur. You are used to it, and now I can do that on the outside here in the city that I love.” Completion of the workshop enables participants to enroll in a free, 8-week Institute of Veterans and Military Families online business program that is much more in depth. To learn more about Boots to Business and other programs, visit www.ivmf.syracuse.edu , www.sba. gov, or the local Veterans Business Council at www.saratoga.org/ pages/veterans-business-council.


Week of November 11 – November 17, 2016

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City to Vote Tuesday on Future of Pitney Farm by Maureen E. Werther Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — If all goes as expected, a final vote will take place by the Saratoga Springs City Council on Nov. 15 to approve the contract between the city, Pitney Meadows Community Farm and a thirdparty enforcer, Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA), for the city to pay $1.16 million to purchase a conservation easement to historic Pitney Farm on West Avenue. “The easement is, in effect, an insurance policy that protects the land,” said city Mayor Joanne Yepsen. A contract of sale for the farm was signed between the Pitney Family and the newly created 501(c)(3), Pitney Meadows Community Farm. Should the council vote to approve on Nov. 15, the only remaining detail will be the closing, which is expected to take place on Dec. 15. According to a timeline released by the mayor’s office, future use proposals of the Pitney Farm date back to 1994 when the City Council unanimously approved the Open Space Plan, prepared by the Saratoga Springs Open Space Project. At that time, the Plan recommended “priority” be given to the lands located along “lower West Avenue,” including the Pitney Farm. In 2002, the City Council unanimously adopted the “2002 Open Space Plan Update,” specifically identifying the 154-year-old Pitney Farm for high priority conservation because of its importance as one of the city’s few remaining “Agricultural Heritage Lands.” The updated Plan recommended conservation through a technique known as “Purchase of Development Rights,” using a conservation easement to protect lands in perpetuity. By 2014, the Pitney family, along with local farmers Mike Kilpatrick of Granville. and Sandy and Mike Arnold of Argyle, created their vision for the future of the Pitney Farm and began discussions with Saratoga PLAN. The discussions included the sale of title to the land to Saratoga PLAN, with the city of Saratoga simultaneously purchasing the

The Pitney Farm. Photo by Sandy Arnold

conservation easement, thereby securing the Pitney’s vision for the property in perpetuity. The farm has been in the Pitney family since 1862 and they were adamant that the land remain exclusively as an agricultural resource for the community. The project hit a temporary bump in the road when Saratoga PLAN decided to withdraw its involvement in the plan due to differences in vision between Saratoga PLAN and the Pitney family. At that point, the Arnolds and Kilpatrick, with the help of a board of advisors, set about creating the 501(c)(3) and moving forward with the Pitney’s vision for the land. They received their certification as a 501(c)(3) in the mail on Nov. 3 - two days after the City Council unanimously approved the use of Open Space funds to purchase the conservation easement. The new vision for the farm by the Pitneys, Arnolds and Kilpatrick includes the creation of a community agricultural resource center to function as a teaching facility and incubator, as well as offering access to the community to cultivate gardens and enjoy nature trails on the 166-acre property. The role of ASA is to ensure the plans are being adhered to in

exactly the way they have been formulated by the Pitney family and the 501(c)(3). Once the City Council votes to approve the

inclusion of ASA as third party enforcer, the path will be clear to hold the closing on Dec. 15. “Following that,” said Sandy

Arnold, “we will continue with our fundraising and branding efforts for the farm.


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Week of November 11 – November 17, 2016

Notes from City Hall... City Center President Retires Continued from front page.

he would bear witness to lively debates regarding the design of the building’s multi-million dollar expansion, its booking policies absent of a gun show, and its push for the development of a parking garage. Baker has presided over the Saratoga Springs City Center from its humble beginnings - 24 events accounted for 43.5 days of use in 1984 – and helped it reach the 170-or-so event mark it is anticipated to land this year, with more than 261.25 revenue-producing days. Advance bookings into 2017 are already expected to exceed 2016 sales figures and current bookings for conferences and conventions have been scheduled into the year 2021. “I have vested much of my professional career, and personal commitment to the success of

the City Center,” Baker said in a statement. “I want to be able to pass this incredible facility on to the next leader, with care and well wishes.” Throughout his tenure, Baker said the City Center has maintained the same mission: to be a positive economic engine for downtown Saratoga Springs. Following the loss of the 5,000-seat Convention Hall in a 1965 blaze, there was much wrangling in the city about what Saratoga should build. By the late1970s, Glens Falls built its Civic Center, and Albany had The Egg. In Saratoga Springs, it was eventually decided to construct a facility that would bring people into town and provide the opportunity for them to stay. In retrospect, it was the right project at the right time, Baker said. City Center Authority Chair Joseph Dalton said interviews are underway for

potential candidates to replace Baker. Baker, who anticipates retiring Dec. 31, said he is willing to remain in office until the transition of leadership takes place. It is expected Baker will remain on the City Center staff in a limited role to oversee and orchestrate the construction and launching of the City Center parking structure. “It is critical to get this important asset built for the future of the City Center,” Dalton said. Workshop on Monday for a New Neighborhood Watch Program A workshop will be held on Monday at the Saratoga Springs Public Library to start a discussion about forming a new Neighborhood Watch program in downtown Saratoga Springs. The free workshop – which is being organized by the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association, the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and the city Police Department – will take place 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14. “We’re hosting this workshop to bring neighbors

living and working downtown together so they can look out for one another,” Todd Shimkus, President of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement. “We’ve also committed to creating and distributing Neighborhood Watch signs which will be a visible reminder that the community has taken the necessary steps to deter crime and that this area is being observed.” Upcoming: The City Council will host a pre-agenda meeting at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, and its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at City Hall. It is anticipated the City Council will move to amending the recently approved law prohibiting sitting or lying on public sidewalks. Also expected is a vote regarding the conservation easement for the city to purchase the development rights of the Pitney Farm, and vote regarding the Saratoga Springs Complete Streets Plan. City water and sewer utility bills are due for the fourth quarter on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

City and county taxes, as well as utility bills may be paid in person at the Office of Finance in City Hall, by mail, or online at www.saratoga-springs.org. These payments can also be made at Adirondack Trust Co. and Saratoga National Bank. You must have your tax stub to make payments at these locations. The Design Review Commission will host a meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 at City Hall. The New York State Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to discuss a project to replace the Crescent Avenue bridge over the Northway in Saratoga Springs and the East High Street bridge over the Northway in Malta, both in Saratoga County. The bridges, both built in 1962, are safe but aging to the point where this project is necessary. The project is expected to begin in late 2017 and last until the end of 2018. The meeting will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Music Hall on the third floor of City Hall.

Election Night Eve’s ‘Night of Healing Music’

Five-piece student band Test performing at the Tang Museum on the campus of Skidmore College on Monday night, Nov. 7,2016. The museum hosted a mini-festival of “pre-election healing vibrations” the night before elections in the exhibition hall showcasing “A More Perfect Union.” Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.


Week of November 11 – November 17, 2016

BALLSTON SPA 90 Beacon St., $245,635. Traditional Builders Ltd. sold property to Guy and Lois Wheeler. 368 Schauber Rd., $85,000. Hallmark Property Holdings Ltd. sold property to Wesley and Megan Skeffington. 22 Saddlebrook Blvd., $389,562. Legacy Custom Homes LLC sold property to Kristin and Raymond Rose, Jr. 255 Scotch Bush, $250,000. Mary Beth Hynes sold property to Bryan and Alicia Burgin. 9 Chester St., $200,000. Aileen Sentiway (by Atty) and Michael Sentiway, Jr. (Ind and as Atty) sold property to Stephen and Lisa Fabian. 3 Currie Ct., $189,050. Nathanial and Kaitlin Huber sold property to Bryan and Sondra Preston.

CHARLTON 915 Charlton Rd., $240,000. Michael and Lynn Ceraldi sold property to Brian and Shelby Parsons. 108 Newman Rd., $255,000. Kira Karbocus sold property to Wendi Latimer.

CORINTH 299 Pine St., $129,300. Amy and Jason Bradway sold property to Aaron Merrill. 39 Heath St. Ext., $66,000. Ross, Donna and Matthew Pistoia, Toni Hall and Maria CrossPistoia sold property to Gina Ghent. 203 Ash St., $60,000. Sally Scranton sold property to David Crandall.

GALWAY 6008 Greens Corners Rd., $48,000. Household Finance Realty Corporation (by Atty) sold property to Wayne Podbielski. 1467 Kania Rd., $165,000. High Rock Property Management LLC sold property to Melissa Florio.

GREENFIELD 815 Locust Grove Rd., $390,000. Vincent Schmidt sold property to Timothy and Deborah Thornton. 115 Medbury Rd., $492,500. Edwin

PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

Scheigert and Reliance Trust Company of Delaware (as CoTrustees) sold property to Glenn and Teresa Gardner. 7 Hudson Ave., $190,000. Christopher and Kimberly Martin sold property to Gary and Ret Carpenter. 14 Humes Rd., $80,000. Casey Cornell sold property to John Swanson and Mercedes Goris. 65 Lincoln Mountain Rd., $192,500. Nikolas Graf and Cassandra Burton sold property to John and Kelly Allison. 487 Middle Grove Rd., $135,000. Gloria Gardiner sold property to Vrooman Realty LLC. 347 Middle Grove Rd., $175,000. Matthew Stoddard sold property to Jennifer and Kenneth Gipp. 64 Allen Rd., $220,000. Merrill Ladd (by Atty) and Evelyn Ladd (Ind and as Atty) sold property to Matthew Perryman.

MALTA 57 Weston Way, $303,842. Barbera Homes Malta Springs LLC sold property to RIM Repair Realty LLC. 16 Woodfield Ct., $365,965. Michaels Group LLC sold property to Jude Kennedy. 55 Weston Way, $314,017. Barbera Homes Malta Springs LLC sold property to Christopher Onorato.

164 Thimbleberry Rd., $196,000. Ryan and Danielle Ferracane sold property to Steven and Jenna Haskel. 15 Kozy Lane, $372,500. Patricia Covey sold property to Katie Speanburg. 3 Thimbleberry Rd., $180,000. Arthur and Lynn Hoffman sold property to Samantha Derrick. 8 Scott Dr., $339,000. Jeffrey and Janellen Clark sold property to Edwin Grant and Pamela Roach.

MILTON 19 Vichy Dr., $215,000. Christopher Spratt (as Exec) sold property to John and Erica Perreault. 371 Lexington St., $296,000. Michael and Kimberly Soden sold property to Jason and Katelyn Watson. 489 Crooks Grove Rd., $38,000. Jeffrey Baker (as Exec) sold property to Cathy Lawrence. 30 Dublin Dr., Aaron and Bonnie Koonsman sold property to Ryan Semago. 21 Wyndham Way, $429,900. McPadden Builders LLC sold property to Lauren and Elizabeth DeMarco. 119 Fairground Ave., $111,000. Kimberly Roper sold property to Peter Eichner and Nicole Sperling.

SARATOGA

2347 Route 9, $1,000,000. Curry Development Corp (by Temporary Receiver) sold property to Shecky Development LLC.

107 DeGarmo Rd., $55,000. Sheila Liptak sold property to Christopher Lofgren and Toni Hammond-Lofgren.

16 Maple Forest Dr., Lot 9, $93,000. H and L Development LLC sold property to Darren Herbinger Construction LLC.

46 Furlani Dr., $152,000. Mary and Walter Feuerstack, Jr. sold property to Matthew Hanzalik and Tamara O’Shea.

16 Maple Forest Dr., $344,900. Darren Herbinger Construction LLC sold property to Riobert and Sheri DeLuke.

133 Minnie Bennett Rd., $55,000. Debbie Aldrich-Canfield sold property to Floor It Rite LLC.

SARATOGA SPRINGS 32 Lexington Rd., $212,000. James and Hiliary Murphy sold property to Eric Nagler. 30 Whistler Ct., Unit 126, $229,000. Elliot Weinstein and Adrianne Tubin sold property to James and Nancy Till. 4 Lincoln Ct., $105,500. Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development sold property to Entrepreneurs Network LLC. 1 Bluebird Ct., $285,000. Santander Bank sold property to Louis Petrosino. 197 West Circular St., $250,000. Andrew and Kathleen Fyfe sold property to Diane Geils. 20 Timber Lane, $779,000. Stephen and Candace Zlotnick sold

15 property to 20 Timber Lane Properties LLC. 34 Joseph St., $727,871. Bonacio Construction Inc. sold property to Charlene Carli. 35 Kaydeross Ave., West, $460,000. Gerald Hennigan (as Trustee) sold property to Hannele Marchi and Alan Bailey. 11 Horizon Dr., $545,000. Joel and Alexandra Williams sold property to Terrance Gallogly and Erin Callahan. 1 Jenee Way, $350,000. John Mangona, Nancy Della Porta, and Carmella Mangona sold property to Eamonn Kaegen. 75 Tamarack Trail, $192,000. Toby and Anne Marie Boyea sold property to Rhonda Harmych.


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BUSINESS

Week of November 11 – November 17, 2016

New Ownership at Dovegate Inn by Norra Reyes Saratoga TODAY SCHUYLERVILLE — A new chapter has begun in the story of the Dovegate Inn in Schuylerville. The chef of its attached Kitchen at the Inn restaurant has recently purchased the bed and breakfast and is planning some changes while maintaining the fresh and cheerful décor of the charming getaway. Built in the late 1800’s, it was renovated from a residence into a bed and breakfast 20 years ago by then-owner Ronnie Myers, who has now retired and sold the establishment to Stephen and Cara Clark, familiar faces to repeat customers, as they have been running the restaurant for the last 9 years. “It was the natural next step I guess,” said Stephen Clark. “It’s nice to put roots down in the area. My daughter just started kindergarten. It’s a nice, quiet village with a historic element. Busy, though, taking over a business and moving your

house all at the same time. At some time, we’ll bring on additional help. My parents certainly do their share to help out. It’s a family effort.” Clark said he grew up in Saratoga and he and his family had been renting a house in Grangerville, but are now moving into the Inn. Married 6 years, he and Cara have formed a solid partnership where he focuses on the food and hospitality and she handles the books. “We have projects we want to tackle, like giving the place a bit of a facelift, maybe end of winter, early spring,” said Clark. “But our first goal is to integrate the two businesses more, offering more dinner and overnight accommodations.” Clark hopes to add a bar in a section of the inn that is underutilized, and obtain a liquor license next year to serve more than wine and beer. “I’ve been a chef all my life,” said Clark, “so having your own restaurant is what you would strive for. I have designs on starting a menu expansion, getting into more comfort foods and lower price point items as well as fine dining.”

The varied menu offers fresh and seasonal dishes and homemade desserts. “I have two different kinds of homemade ravioli, strip steak, and pork saltimbocca on the menu,” said Clark, “as well as a $9.95 Sunday dinner special.” Also on the menu are such delights as the Brie empanadas, a buttery and savory pastry with brie and pears baked right in, topped with toasted almonds and served with a raspberry sauce. The menu also boasts a garlic-brined Cornish game hen, pecan-crusted fillet of sole, baked penne pasta and an array of tempting and creative salads – something for everyone. The menu and wine list can be viewed at www. kitchenattheinn.com. The Dovegate Inn and Kitchen at the Inn restaurant are located at 184 Broad Street in Schuylerville. Open all year long, each of the three spacious guest rooms offers a fireplace, private bath, television, WiFi and air conditioning. Children under 10 are free. No smoking; no pets. For more information, call 518-695-3699 or visit www.dovegateinn.com.

The Clark family plans a few upgrades for the Schuylerville B&B. Photo provided.

The Kitchen at the Inn restaurant will soon have an expanded menu. Photo provided.

The charming guest rooms each have their own fireplace and private bath. Photo provided.


Week of November 11 – November 17, 2016

PEP Welcomes Art Director

For more information about the Patient Experience Project, visit www.thepep.com.

Detora Joins Summit at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Patient Experience Project (PEP), a full-service, patient-centric communications agency based in Saratoga Springs, has announced the addition of Walter Hertik to its staff as an art director. Hertik is an award-winning graphic designer who has more than 25 years experience in the advertising industry. He has supported the marketing and communications work of various pharmaceutical companies, including Abbott, Celgene Corporation, Cephalon, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Serono, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Additionally, his past work has included the delivery of creative solutions for a wide spectrum of clients, such as Stratton Mountain, Columbia Bicycles, Freihofer, KeyBank, KeyCorp, NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, Blue Shield, NYS Dental Association, and the Olympic Regional Development Authority.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Summit at Saratoga, an independent senior-living community for adults 55+ located on Perry Road in Saratoga Springs, has named Rebecca Detora resident services coordinator. Detora will be responsible for coordinating the community’s Senior Engaged Life Program, and will also serve as a concierge for residents, oversee the business office, and assist in sales and marketing. Detora comes to the position having spent the last 12 years as an activity director at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Wilton and Saratoga. She formerly served as recreation director for Aquidneck Place, a 90-unit assisted living community located in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. She holds an undergraduate degree in therapeutic recreation

BUSINESS BRIEFS 17 from Utica College of Syracuse University. For more information about the Summit at Saratoga, call 518-926-9003.

Alexander Sisters Join Roohan Realty

State University of New Jersey in 2004 with a major in accounting and minor in political science. She is also a practicing Certified Public Accountant in the area. Additionally, they own and operate Country House Bed and Breakfast in Queensbury. See www.countryhouseny.com for more information. Brittany can be reached at 518.683.5159 or balexander@ roohanrealty.com. Megan can be reached at 732.690.9312 or malexander@roohanrealty.com. For further information about Roohan Realty, call 518.587.4500 or visit www.roohanrealty.com.

SWIB Gathering

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Roohan Realty recently announced the addition of Brittany L. Alexander and Megan M. Alexander, sisters, to their team of licensed real estate salespeople specializing in residential real estate. Brittany received her Bachelor of Science from SUNY New Paltz in 2000, where she majored in theater. She also attended Ithaca College for musical theater. Megan graduated with highest honors from Rutgers, The

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Women in Business (SWIB) group will hold their next bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Julie & Co. Realty, 18 Division St., Suite 314, Saratoga Springs, in their new headquarters. Parking is available on the street and in nearby public lots. The November non-profit spotlight will be on Saratoga Hospital’s Flower and Fruit Mission, which raises money to benefit the hospital’s William J. Hickey Women’s Services unit and provides scholarships for advanced nursing education. Wine and light snacks, sponsored by area businesses, will be provided at each gathering, and door prizes will also be awarded.

Voluntary cash contributions will be collected at the door in order to help fund future SWIB events. To register for the free event, visit at www.saratogawomeninbusiness.com.

BSNB Food Drive

BALLSTON SPA — Ballston Spa National Bank is organizing its annual food drive in an effort to help alleviate hunger during the holiday season. From November 1 through 26, all BSNB locations will be collecting nonperishable food items that will be donated to local food pantries. In addition to non-perishable food items, BSNB will be accepting monetary donations and will match the total amount collected up to $2,500. The food pantries benefitting from the bank’s efforts are: Christ Episcopal Church – Ballston Spa, First Baptist Church – Ballston Spa, United Methodist Church – Ballston Spa, Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, CAPTAIN Food Pantry, Malta Community Center, Greenfield Food Pantry, Jonesville Methodist Church Helping Hands Food Pantry, Greater Galway Community Services Association, Stillwater United Church, the Wilton Food Pantry and new this year, Living Hope Church - Burnt Hills. For more information, visit www. bsnb.com.


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EDUCATION

Week of November 11 – November 17, 2016

Scholarship Inspiration by Kiersten Racela Saratoga TODAY ALBUQUERQUE — Scholars provide inspiration. For Dr. Elana Michelson, Professor of Cultural Studies and Adult Learning at Empire State College, that inspiration came in the 90’s thanks to works from Donna Haraway, Sandra Harding, and Miranda Flicker, just to name a few. She found it difficult to work vigorously all day, and have to go home and write about the Victorian novel. Recalls Dr. Michelson, “these works invited me to continue that work at home. These wonderful scholarships actually talk about works in practice.” Author of the acclaimed Gender, Experience, and Knowledge in Adult Learning: Alisoun’s Daughters, Dr. Michelson invites readers to revisit the basic understandings of the ‘experimental learner.’ Divided into four parts, the book offers readers to develop a new way of thinking about their everyday assumptions, theories, and practices. The book has two main notions. The first being the idea that an individual is an ‘expert’ in terms of their own experiences representing knowledge. Dr. Michelson questions if life experiences can have any sort of academic merit. The second notion questions the manipulations of life experiences. It is a far more complex issue than meets the eye. Those experiences can be manipulated per each person’s perspective. It’s almost as if that experience is put through a lens. The book goes on to question

Dr. Elana Michelson. Photo provided by Sarah J. Berke, CAE Managing DirectorAmerican Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)

whether or not those experiences are genuine and deserve appreciation, or if they have been manipulated and merit credibility. According to Dr. Michelson, two concepts may be taken away from this book. Those concepts can be represented as the two sides of a coin. On the one side she explains that, “students are already knowledgeable adults.” On the other side of the coin, she illuminates that “ we can’t celebrate experiential learning to the highest degree. People act on gut feelings, and that can be dangerous.” This idea becomes prevalent during this year’s election season. A person

SuperintendentParent Coffee SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Tuesday, November 15, parents in the Saratoga Springs City School District are invited to a SuperintendentParent session. This event is the third of eight scheduled dates. It is an opportunity for families to talk about the latest school district news, and to share his or her thoughts with the Superintendent of Schools, Michael Piccirillo in a comfortable setting. Each session lasts one hour. Refreshments

will be provided. The informal discussion will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Dorothy Nolan Elementary School, located at 221 Jones Road in Saratoga Springs. The next coffee date is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16 ,at Geyser Road Elementary School from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Those requesting more information may contact the Dorothy Nolan Elementary School by phone at 518-584-7383.

acting on their gut feelings on a particular candidate has led to his or her experience in politics being manipulated. These manipulations stem from a combination of emotions and preferences, which in turn causes that particular experience to lose some of its authenticity. Dr. Michelson is one of two authors whose book will be receiving the 2016 Cyril O. Houle Award for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education on November 10 at the 2016 Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The award was established in 1981 to honor Cyril O. Houle, Professor of

Adult Education at the University of Chicago. It is given annually for a book published in English within the previous year that reflects universal concerns of adult educators. Dr. Michelson does not have any specific goals in mind with her book winning this award. Above all else, she hopes that people take the time to read it. She also hopes that winning

this prestigious award combined with the book inspires future scholarships. Recalls Dr. Michelson, “one hope that many professors have is to inspire student’s passion. That passion may not be what we are necessarily teaching. But if I can cause a student to become passionate about his or her own ideas, then I have done my job.”

“Sweethearts and Heroes” SARATOGA SPRINGS — “Sweethearts and Heroes” will share their unique message on bullying, conflict, and strategies on accomplishing your goals at Dorothy Nolan Elementary School on Monday, November 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will be divided into separate presentations for students, parents, and school staff.Each presentation is designed to

adjust perspectives and call for change. Change followed by action can serve as a foundation for a stronger community, while improving student performance. Much of their message is modeled after the Albert Einstein quote, “The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

“Sweethearts and Heroes” will be giving presentations to students, staff, and parents. All participants in the parent presentation will gain a healthier viewpoint on a variety of topics related to technology and cyber bullying, bullying verses conflict, and an action plan to be used if their child feels or experiences bullying. For more information visit www. saratogaschools.org.


Week of November 11 – November 17, 2016

Saratoga Springs City School District to Present “Student Volunteering: How to Get Involved in Your Community” SARATOGA SPRINGS — A Parent University program titled “Student Volunteering: How to get involved in your community” is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15 at 7 p.m. The program will be held in the Maple Avenue Middle School Large Group Instruction Room. Youth Squared will present will present a program on how to match your interests, talents and values with human service opportunities in the Saratoga County community. Youth Squared will examine the value of doing volunteer service and review a checklist on how to choose volunteer work. Youth Squared will also explore ways to create and develop your own volunteer, social awareness or fundraising project. Parent University programs are generally designed with parenting adults in mind, community members, students, district staff and teachers are also welcome at events. All events are free and no registration is required for programs unless otherwise specified.

FFA Members Participate in National Convention HUDSON FALLS — On November 9 embers of the Forestry Career Development Event (CDE) Team, Kenneth Cornog of Greenwich, Sean McKernan and Michael Morency both of Argyle, and Nathan Thomas of Granville, represented the Southern Adirondack Education Center at the 89th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis in late October. The team placed as a Silver Emblem Team. Kenneth Cornog earned a Silver Emblem in the individual competition, and Sean McKernan, Michael Morency and Nathan Thomas earned Bronze Emblems in their individual competitions. FFA stands for Future Farmers of America and is an intra-curriculum student organization whose mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Forestry CDE is a competitive event that tests students’ skills and knowledge in the

area of forest management. Event components include a general forest knowledge exam, tree identification, timber cruising, tree/forest disorder identification, a chainsaw practicum, forestry issues interview, and team activities. The team had to be up to date on current issues in the field of forestry, not just from the Northeast, but also national forestry issues. While their accomplishment could also be attributed to caliber of instruction they received in the Conservation and Forestry program, Stater said “they did it. I didn’t do it.” Blind Buck Valley Farms of Argyle sponsored the team’s travel expenses. The FFA members are currently pursuing degrees at Paul Smith’s College, Adirondack Community College or working in the environmental industry.

Racing City Chorus Donates to SSHS Music Department SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Racing City Chorus has made a donation to the Saratoga Springs High School Music Department, as a part of the Chorus’ commitment to foster “Music Education in Our Schools!” and its youth outreach program supported by a grant from the Adirondack Trust Company. The Chorus had pledged to share half the net proceeds of its 60th anniversary show with the Choral Music Department of Saratoga Springs High School. At its October 18 rehearsal, the Chorus presented a check in the amount of $1,892 to representatives of the choral music program. Representatives included Kathleen McCarty, Director of the Choraliers, the Saratoga Springs High School chorus, Thomas J. Dardis, student and a member of both the Choraliers and the Racing City Chorus, and Peter Nelson, President of the Friends of Music, Saratoga Springs. For more information, visit the Racing City Chorus’ website http://racingcitychorus.org/, on Facebook, RacingCityChorus https:// www.facebook.com/RacingCi tyChorus/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf, and on Twitter under the username @RCCsings.

EDUCATION BRIEFS Peter and the Starcatcher Presented in Ballston Spa BALLSTON SPA — The students in the Ballston Spa High School’s Troupe will be performing Peter and the Starcatcher, written by Rick Elice on November 12, 18 and 19, 2016. Peter and the Starcatcher is a play with music, which provides a humorous backstory to the original story of Peter Pan. The story of orphans, pirates, treasure and wishes come alive with this show. The orphan boy (Mira Jaeger) has his world turned upside down. He meets Molly (Jacqueline Frederick), a starcatcher, the wicked Blackstache (Jake Rogan), and his side kick Smee (Maeve Wroblewski) during this adventure. The play will be presented on November 12 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., November 18 at 7 p.m. and on November 19 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Ballston Spa High School Auditorium, located at 220 Ballston Ave. Tickets are available at each performance and cost $5 for students and $10 for adults. The matinees will include a costume parade

for the younger patrons dressed in their favorite pirate or Peter Pan costumes. For more information visit http://www.bscsd.org.

Saratoga Independent School Premiers MiniChess in US SARATOGA SPRINGS — For the first time, a university validated academic chess program, MiniChess™, is being taught in the United States. Two Kindergarten classes at Saratoga Independent School are piloting this program in the US. Math literacy, numeracy and thinking skills are taught to five through nine year old students over a three-year sequenced curriculum. Ann Fantauzzi, a certified MiniChess teacher, is teaching the students to develop their math skills on a chessboard. Higher order thinking skills, risk taking, executive skills, and problem solving are all included as the children learn about the game of chess. This program is a nice fit with

19 the Singapore Math program, already in place at SIS, as it reinforces the early numeracy work in class. Once a week the children work in a variety of ways, either in a group with the large magnetic chessboard, on a very large chessboard on the floor, or on individual chessboards at tables. Each student has an activity book to go with the concept of the lesson that helps Kindergartners develop manual dexterity in coloring and writing. At the outset, the story and history of chess is told and over the weeks they will learn directions on the board and what each piece is capable of doing in a game situation. Chess is known to be a vital part of learning for children to develop visual memory and spatial awareness as well as life skills and sportsmanship. The MiniChess program has proven to be a most significant learning tool for children in Africa, where the Saratoga based nonprofit, The Giving Circle/Africa has two schools and many MiniChess students, including a group of deaf students. To learn more about Saratoga Independent School, please visit our website at www.siskids.org.


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National Diabetes Awareness Month A Look at the Role of the Certified Diabetes Educator by Norra Reyes for Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Nearly 10 percent of Americans, 29 million people, have diabetes, according to the Center for Disease Control’s 2014 findings, but a Journal of the American Medical Association study last year said those numbers have been climbing, and in fact, about half of all Americans have either diabetes or are pre-diabetic. With that in mind, Saratoga Hospital has been building its Endocrinology and Diabetes practice with the addition of two Certified Diabetes Educators who are also Registered Nurses. They are on the front line of engaging patients about understanding and helping them manage their diabetes, being a part of the care team, and often seeing patients before they see one of the endocrinologists. “It’s an epidemic in our country right now. Millions haven’t even been diagnosed or they have pre-diabetes,” said Karen Hogan, RD, CDN, CDE, one of the now four Certified Diabetes Educators with the Saratoga Hospital Medical Group Endocrinology and Diabetes practice. “Basically, diabetes is when your body no longer produces insulin or your body is not functioning correctly in producing it. It can be genetic, which is Type II, or it can be Type I, which is usually a viral trigger. There is also a correlation between diabetes and our new society being somewhat more sedentary.” Hogan said the team approach at the Endocrinology Center is important, because

Karen Hogan is a Certified Diabetes Educator with the Saratoga Hospital Medical Group Endocrinology and Diabetes practice at the Wilton campus. Photo courtesy of Saratoga Hospital.

the information can be overwhelming, especially for newly diagnosed patients. “We offer support and education, helping the patient to improve their diabetes management,” said Hogan. “There’s a lot of hands-on learning, helping establish goals, showing them food models, and helping keep abreast of the newest technology because it’s constantly changing.” One of the changes is the rising cost of insulin treatments, which can be daunting for some patients, said Hogan, so she and the other educators talk with patients about various medication options and patient assistance programs, and other sources for financial assistance. The cost, the daily diet and exercise planning, the treatment schedule, it can all be intimidating and Hogan is happy to be there to help. “I think the first thing they [new patients] don’t understand

is that they still can eat the foods they love,” said Hogan. “There’s no restrictive list; it’s all portion control. They feel guilty, they think they got diabetes because of what they did, so we educate them that some of this is genetic, and if they have pre-diabetes, we teach them what they can do to delay it. If it’s in the genes, at some point you are going to get it. The one thing people need to do is see their providers, especially if they have diabetes in the family.” Hogan added that the main thing family can do is to listen to the concerns and frustrations of the diabetic. “It is a chronic illness,” said Hogan, “and they wake up every day and the first thing they have to think is ‘what do I have to do for my diabetes today.’ There’s the insulin shots, monitoring blood sugar, scheduling walks, it can be overwhelming. They need someone at home telling them what a good job they are doing. What they don’t need is someone telling them what they are doing wrong. They need encouragement.” Hogan said the educators look at barriers to a patient’s diabetes management, like not enough time, or lack of finances or support at home, and help to make sure they have the tools they need. “People come in so frustrated,” said Hogan, “and I’m here to help them with that. I think we’re very passionate about working with people who have diabetes here at Saratoga Hospital. We love to help them improve their quality of life.”

According to Lisa Hodgson, RD, CDN, CDE Clinical Nutrition Manager at Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Hospital and Saratoga County Public Health have recently formed a Prediabetes Coalition to raise awareness of prediabetes and diabetes prevention. Plans are underway to promote food drives at local food banks and food pantries that feature healthy food donations. The initiative is called “Nourish Your Neighbor” and began with the Eat Smart NY Program in Albany County. More details will follow in the coming weeks. During this Diabetes Awareness Month, the next

Saratoga Moves program is set for Saturday, November 19. Saratoga Moves is a free community walking program open to all. It will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Warming Hut in Spa State Park. The provider joining the walk this month is Michelle Frey, PA from the Endocrinology team of the Saratoga Hospital Medical Group. Frey will be available to informally answer questions about diabetes. For more information about diabetes and the Endocrinology and Diabetes practice at Saratoga Hospital, call 518-886-5121 or visit www.saratogahospital.org.

Join us for Saratoga Moves! Each month, a Saratoga Hospital Care Provider will join us for a group activity. We may walk, hike, jog, or bike as a group- no experience needed!* Saratoga Hospital would like to thank the Saratoga Springs Lion's Club for sponsoring the Saratoga Moves program and encouraging healthy lifestyles.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Saturday, October 22nd, 8:30am at Spa State Park Warming Hut Saturday, November 19th, 8:30am at Spa State Park Warming Hut Saturday, December 17th, 8:30am at Wilton Mall, meet in the foyer of entrance near Planet Fitness

Anyone can join! Please register at (518) 580-2450 or online at www.saratogahospital.org/classes

*By joining, you understand that participation is voluntary and accept responsibility for your health and any resultant injury. All participants will be required to sign a liability release before exercising.


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Necessary Documents to Complete your Estate Plan What do you need in Addition to a Will or a Trust? on to their loved ones consistent with their wishes. Not everyone knows that it is also important that your estate plan include a Power of Attorney and a Health Care Proxy.

by Matthew J. Dorsey, Esq. for Saratoga TODAY Most everyone knows that they should have a Will or Trust to ensure that their property passes

What is a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that allows another person, your “agent”, to act on your behalf with regard to your financial affairs. The POA allows you to choose which particular powers you give to your agent and which you do not. Who should I pick as my agent? People generally choose their spouse or a trusted family member or friend. You may also

choose a successor if your first agent is unavailable. You may also pick more than one person to act at one time; however, you must choose if they need to act together or can act separately. Why is having a POA important? If your POA is “durable”, it will allow your agent to handle your affairs in the event you are no longer able to do so due to accident, illness, or other cause. Without a POA, someone would need to be appointed as a Guardian of your property by a court, which can be a complex and contentious process. Can I revoke my POA? POAs are revocable at any time. You should seek legal assistance to make your revocation effective, because a financial institution may still honor your POA if they haven’t received proper notice of its revocation. Does my agent have to sign the POA? Yes, for the agent to have the ability to act, they must also sign the POA. The agent’s signature is an acknowledgment that they understand that they must act in your best interest. I have a POA from ten years ago—is it still valid? As long as the POA was properly executed on a valid form at the time, the POA is still valid today. You should consider doing a new POA, however, because the statutory form changed in September 2010, and the new

form is most recognized by financial institutions. What is a Health Care Proxy? A Health Care Proxy is a legal document that allows you to appoint an individual, your “agent”, to make medical decisions for you. It only becomes effective in the event that you are no longer able to make those decisions for yourself. If that time comes, your Health Care Proxy agent will ensure that your individual wishes are conveyed and adhered to by your health care providers. Do I need a Health Care Proxy? The simple answer is yes. You need a trusted person to be your voice in the event you are unable to make your own health care decisions. Any person over the age of eighteen (18) should appoint a health care agent. How do I choose an agent? Your agent should be someone you trust, for example a spouse, other family member, or trusted friend. You should choose someone that you believe will adhere to your wishes and instructions. A successor agent should be chosen in the event your primary agent is unable to act for any reason. It is imperative to discuss your wishes regarding your care, clearly and in detail, with your agent. Can I revoke my Health Care Proxy? Yes, you can revoke your Health Care Proxy at any time. How does a Health Care Proxy differ from a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney allows an agent to handle your financial

affairs for you, but does not allow them to make health care decisions. A Health Care Proxy allows your agent to make health care decisions, but does not allow them to make financial decisions. What is the difference between a Living Will and a Health Care Proxy? A Living Will is a legal document that specifies your wishes regarding your medical care. A Living Will does not designate an agent, but can provide important guidance to your Health Care Proxy agent when decisions have to be made regarding your health care. A Living Will can be a separate document or can be integrated into your Health Care Proxy. Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxies are important elements of your estate plan. If you do not have these documents in place and become incompetent, your loved ones may be faced with bringing a potentially expensive and difficult guardianship proceeding to obtain the necessary authority to handle your affairs. In order to properly prepare and execute these documents, you should seek the assistance of an experienced estate planning professional. Matthew J. Dorsey, Esq. is a Partner with O’Connell and Aronowitz, 1 Court Street, Saratoga Springs, NY. Over his nineteen years of practice, he has focused in the areas of elder law, estate planning, and estate administration. Mr. Dorsey can be reached at (518)584-5205, mdorsey@oalaw.com and www. oalaw.com.


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2-2:30 - Make your own ice cream sundaes 2:30-3:30 - “State of the Senior Center” “State of the Senior Center” First Annual Member Meeting Wednesday Nov., 16, 2:30-3:30 Join us as Lois shares her City Council Presentation about growth, needs and funding. Past, Present and Future of our Center. As we are now in the tsunami of aging with our baby boomers driving our growth, we need to hear from you, as we grow with you. • What are your needs? • What programs are most valuable to you? • What do you need from your Senior Center? Sponsored by CDPH

November Happenings Making Nutrition and Healthy Living Fun with Siobhan! - Mon., Nov. 7/21 from 1-2 p.m.. Giveaways. Free. Polish Art, History and Culture - Tues., Nov. 15, 1:00 p.m.. Share your stories and love of Polish art, history and culture. Free. “If You Don’t Use It You Lose it” - Tues., Nov. 15, 1-1:45 p.m.. - Presented by Saratoga Hospital. Learn how to maintain/gain general neck and back mobility properly and safely. Free. Computer, Phone and iPad Help We have lots of students in

house to help with all your computer, kindle, IPad and phone needs. Appointments available every day. Call the front desk and sign up! Students are in the house! Blood Pressure Clinic Wed., Nov. 18, 11-12. Book Club - Tues., Nov., 29 at 3 p.m.. “Elsewhere” by Richard Russo. “Holiday Elves” - Thurs., Dec. 8, 8-11 a.m. Volunteers from Merck + Co. will be coming to The Saratoga Senior Center from 8-11 a.m. to help assist with wrapping gifts, writing holiday cards and online shopping. There will also be holiday cookie and tree decorating. Then join us from 3-5 p.m. for more festivities with the staff from Fingerpaint. FREE for members. More details to come in our December newsletter

Seniors on the Go! •Tues., Nov., 15:” Lunch Bunch - The Log Jam”: A potbelly stove warmly greets you, as wood plank floors and three stone fireplaces provide the perfect Adirondack setting. Shop at the outlets. Pay $15 at sign up and bring shopping and lunch money. Leave the center at 11:30. •Fri. Nov., 18: “Love of the Arts”: Start the day at the Bennington Arts Center for the “American Woman Artists: National Juried Show.” Lunch at the Brown Cow Cafe. After lunch head to Bennington Museum to explore the exhibits that will excite your imagination and inspire innovation. Leave at 8:45, return at 4 p.m.. Pay $15 at sign up. Bring $17 ($8 for Arts Center and $9 for Museum) Bring lunch money. •Tues., Nov., 22: “Breakfast at Lakeside Farms”: Enjoy a delicious country breakfast or lunch. Pick up some holiday pies or gifts while you are there. Pay $10 at sign up and bring shopping and lunch money. Leave at

9am, return around 12:30 •Sun. December 18: HMT presents:” A Saratoga Christmas with the McKrells.” Join us for an evening of Christmas favorites and their popular rendition of “A Visit from St. Nick.” Leave at 6:15 p.m.. Show at 7 p.m.. Pay $18 at sign up. Sign up by Nov. 23. •Sat, Dec, 17: HMT presents: “A Charlie Brown Christmas”: The classic television special comes to life in this faithful adaptation where the Peanuts gang grapples with the real meaning of Christmas. Pay $18 at sign up. Leave at 12:15am. Return about 4:30 p.m.. Sign up by Nov. 23. •Wed, Mar, 2: Proctor’s presents: “Wicked”: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz... but from a different angle. Show at 1:30. Pay $87 at

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Money Tips for Family Caregivers According to the Caregiver Action Network, more than 90 million Americans care for a loved one living with a disability, disease or experiencing reduced financial capability as a result of aging. Financial caregivers, such as those with a power of attorney, trustee or a federal benefits fiduciary, play an important role in ensuring that all finances from routine to complex are managed wisely, helping their loved ones maintain the best

quality of life possible. In recognition of National Family Caregiver Month, The Adirondack Trust Company is helping financial caregivers better understand their role. “As a financial caregiver, it is extremely important that you stay upto-date on any changes in laws and regulations that may affect your role as a fiduciary and your ability to take care of those that entrust their financial well-being to you”, said Charles V. Wait, Jr., Executive Vice-President.

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The Adirondack Trust Company is offering the following tips to help individuals understand their role as financial caregivers: Learn the rights and restrictions that apply to your role. Financial caregivers, such as those with a power of attorney, trustees, and federal benefits fiduciaries, are fiduciaries with a duty to act and make decisions on their loved one’s behalf. Learn the legal responsibilities of your assigned authority in order to better execute your role. Manage money and other assets wisely. Financial caregivers may be in charge of daily, unexpected and future expense their loved one may incur. Especially if the beneficiary has a fixed income or limited finances, it is extremely important that caregivers minimize unnecessary costs and budget accordingly to ensure that all money is properly allocated. Recognize danger signs. Seniors have become major targets for financial abuse and fraud. Make sure to stay alert to signs of scams or identity theft that may put your loved one’s assets in peril. Keep careful records. When acting as a financial agent, proper documentation is not only encouraged but required. Make sure you keep well-organized financial records, including up-to date lists of assets and debts and a streamline of all financial transactions. Stay informed. Monitor changes in financial status of the beneficiary and take appropriate action, as needed. Also, be sure to stay up-to-date on changes in the laws affecting seniors. Seek professional advice. Consult a banker or other professional advisors when you’re not sure

what to do. In addition, The Adirondack Trust Company is providing an explanation of the various roles and responsibilities of three types of financial caregivers: power of attorney, trustee and federal fiduciary. Understanding your role as a power of attorney. POA is designated by your loved one and gives you the authority to act and make decisions on their behalf, including managing and having access to their bank and other financial accounts. Authority continues if loved one becomes incapacitated and ends when the power of attorney is revoked or loved one dies. Understanding your role as a trustee. Authority is given once you are named as trustee or co-trustee of a revocable living trust. As a trustee your authority applies only to the property noted in the trust, authorizing you to protect, manage and distribute the trust’s assets as directed in the trust document. Authority continues after the death of the trust creator or grantor. Understanding your role as a federal benefits fiduciary. A federal benefits fiduciary is appointed to accept and delegate

federal government benefit payments, such as Social Security and Veterans Affairs benefits, in the beneficiary’s best interest. Funds for the beneficiary are received through an account set up solely for this purpose. As a representative payee for Social Security benefits or a VA fiduciary for VA benefits, you are required to keep detailed records of all transactions related to the beneficiary and file annual reports detailing how benefits were used. The Caregiver Action Network (the National Family Caregivers Association) began promoting national recognition of family caregivers in 1994. President Clinton signed the first NFC Month Presidential Proclamation in 1997 and every president since has followed suit by issuing an annual proclamation recognizing and honoring family caregivers each November. To learn more information about National Family Caregiver Month and your role as a financial caregiver, visit www.caregiveraction.org. For tips and additional resources, visit aba.com/ seniors or call The Adirondack Trust Company to speak with one of our designated financial planners. For more information, call 518-584-5844 or visit www.AdirondackTrust.com.


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Estate Planning Basics

by Stephen Kyne, Sterling Manor Financial

for Saratoga TODAY A seemingly basic, yet often overlooked aspect of financial planning is estate planning. There are many reasons that people may not have addressed even the most simple of estate planning issues. Some people think they don’t have enough assets to worry about, others mistakenly believe their spouse will inherit everything if they die, but most people simply have not gotten around to it. Let’s address some estate planning basics. For many people, gone are the days when you would draft a will, and direct all assets to it. Because a will has to go through a lengthy and often expensive process, called probate, simply leaving your assets to your will is one of the least efficient ways to pass on your assets. That is not to say that a

will is not an important document, but today it is often used as a catch-all for passing assets that cannot be passed in a more efficient manner. When drafting a will, be sure to use an attorney who specializes in estate planning. Not all law is the same, and you want to help ensure that your document is as complete and accurate as possible. Probate is a public process, and can be subject to challenges by potential heirs with an axe to grind or who simply feel they have a claim to your estate. A wellwritten will could be all that protects your intended heirs. In addition, when drafting a will, many attorneys recommend speaking in terms of percentages, rather than in dollar figures. For example, you may have a mind to leave a token $20,000 inheritance to a favorite niece, and the remainder to your spouse, but if you die with only $20,000 to your name, your niece will get it all, and your spouse may end up with nothing. Using percentages could help alleviate this issue by using language like, “3 percent, but not more than $20,000.” Again, your attorney will advise you on the exact wording, but you can see how this language could alleviate any confusion and help ensure your intended wishes are carried out.

So, if a will is not the most efficient way to pass assets, what is better? Utilizing accounts with beneficiary declarations is an extremely efficient way to pass your assets. At your death, these assets will pass to your stated beneficiaries immediately and without the expenses related to probate. In many cases, at your death, your beneficiaries would simply need to prove their identity, complete a few forms, and they could receive funds in just a few days. Assets that can have beneficiary declarations include: your retirement plans at work, IRAs, life insurance, non-retirement brokerage accounts with Transfer-on-Death designations, etc. Most of these types of assets allow you to designate primary and contingent beneficiaries to account for instances when your primary beneficiary may predecease you, or pass in a joint event. It is supremely important that your beneficiary designations be up-to-date. Many people mistakenly believe that if their will and their beneficiary declarations don’t match, that the will will prevail, but that is simply not the case. Make sure to update and review your designations on a regular basis to ensure that they reflect your desires. Updating these designations usually only requires a

form, as opposed to changing a will, which could require a complete redrafting. Finally, to those who think that if they die, their spouse will just inherit everything: you may be making a huge mistake. In New York, if you die intestate (that is, without a will), and you do not have beneficiary declarations on your accounts, your assets will flow to your heirs according to statute. What does that mean? Well, assuming you have a spouse, and legally recognized children, your spouse would generally inherit the first $50,000, but would only be entitled to half of your assets exceeding that value. The other half would be divided among your children. So, if you die intestate with a $500,000 IRA without beneficiary designations, your spouse would inherit $275,000, and your children would get the balance. You may say, “that’s fine, they’ll just cash it out and give it to their mom,” but chances are your working children are in a much higher tax bracket than their retired mother. Since it’s an IRA, any distributions would be fully taxable at their tax rate, so what would your spouse be left with? You may say, “that’s fine, they’ll simply disclaim the inheritance, and it will go back

to their mom,” but in New York, disclaiming an inheritance may make you ineligible to receive Medicaid in the future. So, long story short, if you want to ensure that your assets pass to the people you intend, as completely and efficiently as possible, at a minimum you should make sure that your beneficiary designations on all eligible assets are updated, that you have a will drafted by a qualified attorney, and that you review both on a regular basis. More complicated estate strategies certainly exist, and can be explored with your financial advisor and estate attorney, and we recommend that you speak with both. Stephen Kyne is a Partner at Sterling Manor Financial, LLC in Saratoga Springs and Rhinebeck. Securities offered through Cadaret, Grant & Co., Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Sterling Manor Financial, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor or Cadaret Grant & Co., Inc. Sterling Manor Financial and Cadaret, Grant are separate entities. Sterling Manor Financial does not provide tax or legal advice. Consult with your qualified legal or tax professional to discuss specific implementation.


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The Power of Gratitude

by Meghan Lemery Fritz LCSW-R

for Saratoga TODAY This month as we begin the holiday season and get ready to celebrate giving thanks at Thanksgiving, I am inspired to share my most recent lifechanging experience and the way it has made my heart swell with overwhelming gratitude and thanksgiving. On Monday, October 24, at 8:11 p.m. my husband and I welcomed our son into the world. Hearing his cry and locking eyes with him when they laid him on my chest was by far the most amazing moment I have ever experienced. As soon as I started speaking to him his eyes found mine and he began to settle down and we just stared at each other soaking in all the love and pure bliss of the moment.

Charles "Charlie" Davis Fritz October 24, 2016 8:11pm 7lbs 1oz. 21 inches Meghan and Bill Fritz Time stopped and everything seemed meaningful and meaningless all at the same time. Since we brought Charlie home we have become the parents we have made fun of. Every mustard colored poop feels like he received a full ride to Yale. Every burp makes my husband swell with pride and we can discuss for hours how amazing he is and perfect. I used to roll my eyes on social media when new moms would overwhelm my newsfeed with pics of their new babies. Now I am eating humble pie as I post adorable pics of Charlie doing anything from staring at a wall to a one arm fist pump. When someone doesn’t react telling me my baby is the cutest ever I feel the urge to punch them in the face.

I find it so humbling that I would judge other parents and think, is this your entire world? Get a life! And now, from this point, I have a new perspective. At this time in my life my son is my entire world. We were told last fall that we would likely need intervention to help us start our family. We conceived with some help and had an early loss right around Christmas. My husband and I were defeated, tired and sad. We decided to take a break and re-evaluate what we wanted and whether we even wanted to extend our family beyond a twosome. We headed to Florida to spend the holidays with my family, drank tropical drinks with umbrellas in them and thought about nothing other than what to eat for dinner. We relaxed and didn’t talk about the loss we had gone through or how heartbroken we both felt. Instead we made plans to travel home to Saratoga and Lake George for the summer. We traveled to Philadelphia and spent time with our closest childhood friends, and neither one of us mentioned the B word again. The week before super bowl

Sunday I felt very tired and teary. My husband said in passing, I bet you’re pregnant and I bet it’s a boy. I looked at him like he had two heads and then I checked the calendar. I took a test on super bowl Sunday and to my shock we were pregnant, no help, no plan, just living our lives in the present without any agenda. The first month of the pregnancy I had bloodwork every other day and an ultrasound every week. We held our breaths and told no one of our news. When you are over 35 you get every test in the book so at 10 weeks we were given the news that we were having a boy and that all the tests looked normal and perfect. I still couldn’t take a deep breath even though every marker had come back perfect. We finally started to tell our family at around 16 weeks and I waited to tell anyone at work until I was almost 5.5 months pregnant. Before anyone knew we were expecting, people would make comments on and off and question whether or not we would start a family, not knowing what we had just gone through. I will say this- you NEVER know what someone is going through. Be cautious and sensitive about topics such as children, marriage, sexuality, family, finances and weight. You don’t know someone’s personal struggle and there were many times I was just trying to get through the day and someone would innocently ask what our plans were for a family. My immediate reaction was to want to physically lunge at them and scream. The fact is, they didn’t know what had happened but we can all think a little more deeply about the things we ask others about deeply personal topics. I have written countless articles on enjoying the present and being

thankful for what you have each day. It is ironic to think that this is when our miracle baby made his way to us; when we had let go of the timing, agenda and the needing it to happen. I have no doubt our faith in God and our belief that whatever happened would be right for us got us to this point. I don’t know how people live without some sort of spiritual anchor in times of hopelessness. As you go through this holiday season, stop and be present. Think of all the amazing blessings you have from the little to the big. Take a step back and remember the milestone moments in your life that took your breath away. As I embrace this new role of motherhood, I remember the moments of pure exhaustion where I think I will pass out from fatigue the miracle of birthing Charlie into the world and seeing him for the first time. When I give thanks in those difficult moments I am infused with strength and peace. Don’t let the stresses of everyday life steal your joy and choke you from being able to experience the miraculous. Take a time out and review the miraculous around you. Sometimes just starting at the moon or feeling the sun on your face can bring you back to the simple and the joyful. May you be blessed this Thanksgiving and may you know that there is a force of Love and Peace available to you at every moment. Take it in, value it and watch how your life is transformed. YOU ARE WORTH IT! Ps- If you see my baby be prepared to gush or I may hurt you. Meghan Lemery Fritz is a psychotherapist practicing in State College, PA. For more information email meghanlemery@yahoo.com


Week of November 11 – November 17, 2016

Families

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TODAY

To Hug or Not to Hug

by Katherine Morna Towne

for Saratoga TODAY As I’m sitting at the table writing this, my No. 5 boy is sitting here too, eating his Cheerios and telling me everything in his mind. He’s a talker, this one— he’s full of thoughts and questions and ideas, and he loves to share them with me all the time. I admit that I have often had to tell him to just hush for a while, but more recently I’ve been trying to bask in his attention because he’s almost completely stopped letting me touch him (hug, kiss, hold his hand, rub his back, tousle his hair, etc.). My older boys have gone through this, but only regarding public displays of affection, and not at such a young age. My No. 5 is only four years old, far too young in my mind to no longer need a good deal of loving. I’m a big believer in touch for the little ones—newborns fail to thrive and sometimes die without it, which is a powerful and telling truth. And I have a far better sense of what’s good for my boys than they do. For better and for worse, my style of parenting tends more towards ignoring my kids’ opinions of what they think is best for themselves. I’m sure you can all understand a bit of that, even if you parent differently than I do. When your child is sick and needs medicine, you must give them medicine, no matter how loudly or violently they protest (or spit it out or scream and kick or whatever). Likewise with holding hands in dangerous situations like crossing the street or in crowded, unfamiliar places. You’ll do what you need to do to make sure they get the medicine and safety they need. Hugging and touching the little ones is good and necessary

and we’re wired that way—the smaller the child, the more snuggly and cuddly we find them, and the more they want to be snuggled and cuddled. It’s natural for a mom to love on her kids in a physical way, and for her kids to soak it up and give it back in their own way. So I’ve contemplated requiring him to let me hug him. I’ve explained that it’s an important thing for a mom to do, and that it makes me feel sad that he won’t let me take care of him in this way. It absolutely breaks my heart when he’s hurt himself or is upset for any reason and he refuses to let me scoop him up and hold him, like I would do and have done and continue to do for all my other boys, of all ages. If it didn’t seem to upset him so much—to really make him even more unhappy and stressed out—I probably would do so anyway. But then I worry about forcing myself on him. I worry about making him think that he must compromise the physical boundaries he’s comfortable with when an authority figure tells him to, or because someone tells him it makes them feel sad when he won’t give in. I can see how that might translate into some unhealthy ideas about physical relationships later on in his life. But then again, I’m his mom! And I think even he knows he needs and wants more than what he’s letting on, which I think has been proven by some recent occurrences. Once, his brother bit him and he was crying so hard

he couldn’t breathe, and I took a chance and scooped him up and he put his head on my shoulder and his whole body relaxed right on me, the way little ones do, until he seemed to realize what was happening and his whole body stiffened and he wriggled to get free. Another time, I picked him up from school and he grabbed my hand unconsciously and held it the whole way out of the school, down the sidewalk, and across the street, before he realized what was happening and ripped his hand out of mine like he’d been scalded. One night he didn’t push me away or hide under the blankets while I smoothed his hair during bedtime prayers; one morning he let me kiss his cheek when I went to wake him up (I guess he was too sleepy to protest). Each time, I thanked God for the gift of that moment. I think I’d be more worried if I didn’t see him seek out hugs and cuddles from his dad and his grandfather and his uncle. Isn’t that weird? He shuns hugs from his mom (and his grandmother too, to a certain extent) but is delighted with them from the men in his life. Why? I don’t know, and I am glad he’s able to find some comfort from others who love him. But still. I know there are lots of times when motherhood can break your heart—I just never expected it in this way, at this age. I’m hoping it’s just a phase—so many times I’ve bordered on despair over a certain thing with my kids, only to have it change for the better overnight. Maybe a year

from now I’ll read this and chuckle over how silly I was about it and how everything is better. Fingers crossed! In the meantime, I’ll relish the fact that he still wants to have unending conversations with me about anything and everything (even if it

exhausts me to listen), and that my ten-year-old just came over and gave me a good long hug for no other reason than that he wanted a hug. Kate and her husband have six sons ages 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, and 2. She can be reached at kmtowne23@gmail.com.


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FOOD

Week of November 11 – November 17, 2016

Turkeys and the Farmers Who Grow Them Accidental Turkey Adapted from recipe by Ina Garten Prep time: 1 hr 50 min Cook: 45 min and based on weight

Saturdays, 9 to 1 Lincoln Baths Saratoga Spa State Park

by Himanee Gupta-Carlson

for Saratoga TODAY Fresh and local defines the ethos of the farmers who bring their products each week to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. That commitment presents an especially strong challenge to the farmers who raise turkeys for market customers, when one considers what it takes to sustainably raise a delicious turkey from birth to maturity. Bobby Chandler, of the Mariaville Mushroom Men and one of three vendors approved to offer turkeys at the Saturday market, puts it quite simply: “They’re big birds that require a lot of time and a lot of grain to grow to their best eating size.” That size is about 16 to 25 pounds, according to Megan Baker of Malta Ridge Orchard & Garden, which also will have turkeys available at the market tomorrow and on Saturday, Nov. 18. “We like them to be no smaller than 13 or 14 pounds, and ideally a bit bigger than that,” Baker said. “Otherwise, the meat tends to be stringy, and not taste very good.” Raising a high quality turkey requires about 24 to 26 weeks. Chandler, for instance, typically receives his poults in May and feeds them a high-quality grain in brooders until they are feathered out enough to forage outdoors. Throughout the

With nearly 100 basic preparations for roast turkey available online (and thousands more probably in recipe books and family histories), we were hard-pressed to come up with one singular recipe. We settled on the go-to recipe for mother of Saratoga Farmers’ Market director Julia Howard, the Accidental Turkey Recipe by Ina Garten:

TURKEY from Mariaville Mushroom Men.

Ingredients

Directions

* Ingredients can be found at the market

1. Two or three days before you plan to roast the turkey, combine salt, rosemary and lemon zest. 2. Wash turkey inside and out. Drain well and pat dry. 3. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of salt mixture into turkey’s cavity and rub the rest on the skin, including under the wings and legs. 4. Place turkey in a shallow dish to catch drips and wrap the whole dish tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate. 5. The day before you plan to roast the turkey, remove plastic wrap and leave turkey in fridge, uncovered, so skin can dry out. 6. On the day of roasting, preheat oven to 450 degrees F. 7. Place onions, lemon and thyme in cavity. Using kitchen string, tie together legs and tie wings close to body. Brush turkey with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 8. Roast turkey for 45 minutes after placing in oven, legs first 9. Brush turkey with fat. After doing so, return turkey to pan. 10. Then, lower temperature to 325 degrees F. Roast for another hour or so, until it is 160 degrees F in the breast area and 180 degrees F in the thigh area. 11. Remove from oven, cover tightly with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 20-30 minutes. 12. Carve and serve with pan juices.

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- summer and early fall, his turkeys grow slowly to maturity on a combination of grains and whatever they can forage on his grounds. That style of feeding along with the active outdoor exercise that the turkeys receive deepens both the flavor and nutritional value of their meat. Another crucial factor in raising turkeys is waiting for them to gain the

added layer of fat beneath their skin. This fat adds weight to the birds and moisture to the meat. Fat does not begin to accumulate until the turkeys are 22 weeks old, or about 5-1/2 months. As a result, turkeys tend to be a big and at around $6 a pound, a premium purchase. The cost, however, is worth the flavor. To order a turkey, you may contact the following vendors via telephone or e-mail, or visit their stalls tomorrow at the market: Blind Buck Farm 518-854-9382 lubna@blindbuckfarm.com Malta Ridge Orchard and Gardens 518-365-6015 maltaridgeorchard@gmail.com Mariaville Mushroom Men 518-864-5234 mariavillecsa@gmail.com The Saratoga Farmers’ Market invites you to celebrate the holidays with us 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Lincoln Baths in the Saratoga Spa

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Kosher salt 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, minced* Grated zest of one lemon 1 fresh turkey (12-14 pounds)* 1 large yellow onion, unpeeled and cut into eighths* 1 lemon, quartered 10 sprigs thyme* ½ stick unsalted butter, melted Freshly ground black pepper


Week of November 11 – November 17, 2016

FOOD 29

Comfort Food

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY Hello my Foodie Friends! If you have ever made your own pizza at home then you’ll know where the best pizza in town is! We all have our own version of what the best pizza is and the best person to make it is you! To begin making your great pizza you should pick out a great stone! The Emile Henry Pizza Stone makes brick-oven style pizzas in ovens and on grills. It heats up in just 15 minutes, Cleans easily, it’s light weight and of course it’s made in France!

The Pizza Stone is made of all natural materials and is manufactured using Emile Henry’s proprietary Flame® technology. The Pizza Stone can withstand high oven temperatures. The glaze is micro-crazed contributing to crispy well-baked crusts, just like a pizza oven. The Pizza Stone is not recommended for use on the stovetop. You can cut directly on the glazed pizza stone without damaging or scratching the surface. The Pizza Stone is easy to clean with soap and water and is dishwasher safe. Designed for use: In ovens - conventional and convection; and can also be used under the broiler. It can

be used on grills - gas, charcoal and natural wood. The Pizza Stone turns a grill into an outdoor pizza oven. For non-glazed pizza stones, it is recommended for deep cleaning to use the self-cleaning cycle on your oven. Since Emile Henry pizza stones are glazed and can be cleaned regularly in the dishwasher and by hand washing, we do not recommend this type of cleaning. Roasted Tomato Pizza Margherita Ingredients: 4 Roma tomatoes, wedged 3/4 cup California Ripe Olives, halved 1/3 cup basil leaves, torn

2 tsp olive oil 1 lb. prepared pizza dough 1-2 Tbsp cornmeal 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced Temperature: 550 ° F Instructions Preheat Emile Henry pizza stone in a 550 degrees F oven or covered grill. Toss together tomatoes, ripe olives, basil and olive oil in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. Sprinkle pizza peel generously with cornmeal. Roll and stretch pizza dough on a wellfloured surface into a 14-inch circle and place onto pizza peel. Pour tomato olive mixture evenly onto crust and top with mozzarella.

Slide onto Emile Henry Pizza Stone and bake for 10-15 minutes until crisp and bubbly. Carefully remove from oven or grill and place on cutting board or trivet. Cut and serve hot. Makes 1 (14inch) pizza! I gave you the Margherita recipe because this is a good place to start making a great pizza and you can easily add or subtract your ingredients! I also like the name! Stop in to Compliments to the Chef in the Saratoga Chef plaza on the corner of Marion and Excelsior and pick one up before they are all gone! Remember my Friends; “Life Happens in the Kitchen” Take care, John and Paula


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LOCAL BRIEFS offer assorted items great for holiday gifts. The event will be held indoors and admission is free. For directions call the church at 518-581-0210.

Options to Pay for College Concerned about paying for college? College costs are rising at unprecedented rates; Are you properly prepared to handle the expense of higher education? Join us at the Saratoga Springs Public Library’s Susman Room for an informal meeting any first and third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. to discuss different options to pay for college education. Receive $1000 credit towards your personal Scholars Tuition Rewards* program for attending. *As recognized by U.S. News and World Report (7 Ways to Save for Children’s EducationSeptember 2014). Notte Italiana! Stillwater United Church, 747 Hudson Avenue, will host an Italian Dinner Event, Friday, November 18 at 5:30 p.m. in their fellowship hall. Menu (Gluten free available) includes a pasta bar and authentic homemade sauces, bread, garden salad, homemade Italian desserts and beverages. Take-out available at 6:15 p.m. Musical entertainment will be by “accordionist extraordinaire,” Peggy Hart from Albany. Photo opportunities with backdrops will add to the ambiance. Tickets: Adults$12 and children under 12-$5, under 5-Free. Contact 518664-7984 for advance tickets or purchase at door. Handicap accessible. The proceeds will support the purchase of the fellowship hall renovations. Holiday Affair at the Malta Ridge UMC The Malta Ridge United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Holiday vendor and craft fair on Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church located at 729 Malta Ave Extension in Malta Ridge. Vendors and crafters will

Genealogy and Local History Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet on Saturday, November 19 at 1p.m. at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, located on the corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville. Program speaker will be Hollis Palmer, historian, author and life-long educator. Hollis, an eighth generation Saratogian, has just released his twelfth book, “Saratoga 1858: a novel of sorts.” He will speak about his latest book, his writing process and how he uses stories as a way of conveying a message. Public is welcome. For information call 518-587-2978. Parkinson’s Support Group The Parkinson’s Support Group of Saratoga will meet at the Woodlawn Commons Building, 2nd floor at the Wesley Health Care Center, located at 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs on Monday, November 21 at 2 p.m. This meeting is free and open to anyone with Parkinson ’s disease, family members and friends. For more information call Bruce McClellan at 518331-9611. Mental Illness Support Group Our county has a support group for families who are dealing with a member with mental illness. Our meetings are the first and third Mondays of each month. Next meeting will be November 21 at 7:30 p.m., at the Transitional Services Building, 127 Union St., Saratoga Springs. 15th Annual Turkey Trot The Christopher Dailey Foundations annual turkey trot 5K Run/Walk will be held on Thursday, November 24, 2016, Thanksgiving Day, starting on Broadway

in Saratoga Springs. Packet pick up is at the Saratoga Hilton on Wednesday, November 23 between 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. or Thursday, November 24, 6:30 – 8 a.m. Last chance to register in person is on Wednesday, November 23 at Saratoga Hilton. There will be no day of race registration. On line registration closes at noon on Tuesday, November 22. Entry fee is $24 until November 13 and $25 from November 14 – 23. All proceeds benefit the Christopher Dailey Foundation. Register online at www.zippyreg. com/?event=815 or www. christopherdaileyfoundation. com. The 23rd Annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner Thursday, November 24, 2016, Union Fire House, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa Dinner is served from Noon - 3 p.m. (take home meals are available). Sponsored by the community for the community. There is no cost and all are welcome. Cancer Support Group A Cancer Support Group meets at Saratoga Hospital on the 4th Wednesday of each month with Pierre Zimmerman, MS. Next meeting is on November 23 from noon – 1 p.m. Free & Open to All. Call Pierre for more information, 413-9927012. Call for Non - Profit Organizations Non-profit organizations are invited to participate in The Shirt Factory’s Holiday Open House events November 25 -27, and December 10 - 11. There will be no fee for any licensed non-profit organization on the third floor only. Set up your own table / display, you must have someone in attendance at all times from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Funds from any items sold should go to the organization. Spaces are limited and will be provided on a first requested basis. For more info and an application, email shirtfactorygf@yahoo.com.

Week of November 11 – November 17, 2016 15th Annual Holiday Open House Visit Shoppes, galleries, artist studios, guest vendors, handcrafted artisan gifts, holiday raffle giveaways. The open house will be held on November 25 – 27 and December 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., at The Shirt Factory, 71 Lawrence St./21 Cooper St., Glens Falls. Breakfast with Santa There will be Breakfast with Santa on December 10, at the American Legion Henry Cornell Post 234, 23 Pleasant St., Ballston Spa, from 8 10:30 a.m. A Fairytale Christmas Carol-The Musical Malta Spotlighter’s Theatre Troupe presents “A Fairytale Christmas Carol-The Musical”, on Saturday, December 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m. This fun musical will charm you with its cast of story book characters in all the leading roles, and a great musical score telling the story of the classic Christmas Carol in a new and clever way. Wonderful entertainment for the whole family presented at the Malta Community Center, One Bayberry Drive, Malta. Free tickets for the first 50 children registered (accompanied by a registered adult) courtesy of Stewarts Holiday Match. Additional sponsors include Global Foundries-Malta Foundation and Adirondack Trust Company. Tickets are $10 advanced and $15 at the door (if available). For more information please contact Elyse Young, Artistic Director theater@malta-town.org or 518-899-4411 or visit www. maltaparksrec.com. Senior Trip to Christmas Show The Olde Saratoga Seniors is hosting a trip to the Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs for a Christmas Show with Jimmy Mazz and a luncheon on Tuesday, December 20. Bus will leave American Legion at 10:15 a.m. and return approximately 4 p.m.

Cost is $39 per person. Any questions, call Mary LaMora at 518-584-7986. Mail checks to PO Box 60, Schuylerville, NY 12871. Anyone is welcome. Clearance Sale Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop, 116 Broad St., in Schuylerville is having a 10 percent off of holiday items over $1.00. This sale will continue until December 31, after January 1 there will be a shop-wide inventory clearance sale. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and beginning on November 25 shop hours will be extended to Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until December 31. Listen to our ad on Foggie 100.3 FM. Like us on Facebook. Volunteers are needed and appreciated. Our proceeds, after expenses, are given back to community service organizations. For more information, please call Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop at 518-695-4640. Seeking Tax Assistance Volunteers TaxAide, the free income tax assistance program sponsored by the AARP Foundation and the IRS, is seeking volunteers for the coming tax season. TaxAide volunteers answer questions, prepare and file returns for low to moderate income taxpayers and seniors from February 1 to April 15 at various sites in the Capital District. Volunteers typically participate one day per week, with flexible schedules to accommodate volunteer availability. No experience is required, but computer experience is helpful for tax counseling. Volunteers also needed to greet taxpayers, review documents, confirm appointments by phone, or assist with computer hardware/software matters. Training is provided. For more information contact Gail Carroll, 518-541-3173 or email gcarrollaarp@gmail. com.

Send your local briefs to calendar@saratogapublishing.com two weeks prior to the event.


Week of November 11 – November 17, 2016

Saturday, November 12 Annual Church Garage & Bake Sale

Family Friendly Event

Friday, November 11 Veterans Day Ceremony Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd, Schuylerville, 11 a.m. The Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association will take part in a Veterans Day Ceremony at the main flag pole. You do not have to be a veteran to attend. All are welcome. The ceremony will take place regardless of weather conditions.

Free Open House for New Students Newberry Music Hall, 388 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. Tango Fusion Dance Company is hosting a free open house for new students. New students may take one complimentary class. No partner or experience necessary. At 7 p.m. all levels Cha Cha, and at 8 p.m. beginners Salsa and Intermediate Salsa. Students may stay after class and Dance to a DJ and enjoy drinks and food from the bar. For more information go to www.tangofusiondance.com or call 518-932-6447.

Mozart Requiem Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Saratoga Road, Glenville, 8 p.m. Burnt Hills Oratorio Society joins S.U.N.Y. Choral Artists to sing Mozart Requiem. Lose yourself in the powerful, emotional and transcendent genius of Mozart’s immortal Requiem Mass. Performed by the 120 voices of the combined Burnt Hills Oratorio Society and the University at Albany Choral Artists, with the Oratorio Orchestra conducted by William Jon Gray. Tickets can be purchased at www.BHOS.us, or at the door the day of the concert.

Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Indoor, rain or shine. No early birds admitted. All proceeds benefit church youth group activities. Something for everyone: No clothing or computers. Bring a box to fill. Plus, there will be home-made cakes, pies and cookies. Come early for the best selection; come back for the half-price sale 2 – 3 p.m.

Free Admission to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame 191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. In celebration of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s popular exhibit, The Sanford Legacy, the Museum will offer free admission throughout the day during regular museum hours. For more information, visit www. racingmuseum.org.

Holiday Bazaar Porter Corners United Methodist Church, 512 Allen Road, Porter Corners, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Baked goods, gift items, holiday decorations and soup and sandwiches will be on sale. Handicap accessible. For more information, call 518-893-2289.

Tang Family Saturdays Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, 2 – 4 p.m. Woven Benches - We will explore, discuss, and get comfy on Liz Collins’ artistic pot-holder style seating pads in her installation Energy Field on the mezzanine, then make pot-holder style weavings to use as bench covers for seats we will make, inspired by the ones in A More Perfect Union. Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions. Free and open to the public. Reservations encouraged, space is limited. For more information and reservations, please call 518-580-8080.

Annual Fall Craft Fair and Holiday Festival Elks Lodge, Route 40, Greenwich, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

CALENDAR 31 Over 40 vendors. Hand-made knitted items, quilts, goat milk soap and lotions, candy, leather goods, metal works, name tags, Christmas stockings, ornaments, angels. Homemade baked goods, snacks, chili, hot dogs and sandwiches for sale. All proceeds donated to the community.

Twelfth Annual Harvest Buffet Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake. 4 – 6 p.m. The menu features: soup (cream of broccoli or Borscht), pork loin roast, kielbasa and sauerkraut, stuffed cabbage, vegetable, salad, dessert, beverage and more. Donation: adults $10, children (5-12) $5, under 5 free. Take-out is available. For more information, call 518-306-5754.

23rd Big Bake Sale St. Mary’s Church, School Cafeteria, Ballston Spa, following Saturday and Sunday Masses Proceeds will benefit abandoned and orphaned children at the Cardinal Stepinac Children Center in Port-auPrince, Haiti. Baked items are needed and can be left at school prior to masses (Saturday 4 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and Noon) For more information on how you can help call Josie Uhlinger, 518-885-9620.

Sunday, November 13 Monthly Breakfast The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 32 south of the village of Victory, 8 – 11 a.m. The monthly breakfast will continue on the second Sunday of each month all year. Eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast (white or wheat), pancakes (regular, blueberry, buckwheat, apple cinnamon), French toast, home fries, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Cost: Adults $7, Children $4. Everyone is welcome. 518-695-3917.

Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman One Big Roof, Center for Mindful Practices, 538 Maple Ave., Saratoga Health & Wellness Building, Saratoga Springs, 9-10:15 a.m. Weekly meditation followed by short discussion. All contemplative traditions honored. By donation. For more information call (413)992-7012 or visit www.oneroofsaratoga.com.

Indoor Crafts/Garage Sale Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free admission, over 40 vendors, great parking, bargains galore. All proceeds go to local charities.

Consciousness-Raising Book Discussion Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs. 6 p.m. Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures is hosting a spiritual book discussion. All are welcome whether or not they’ve read the book. This month’s book is, A Blessing in Disguise, edited by Andrea Joy Cohen, M.D. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call 518-366-9918.

Monday, November 14 Writing is an Ageless Activity Prestwick Chase, 100 Saratoga Blvd., Saratoga Springs. 2 – 3 p.m. Members of The Academy for Lifelong Learning will present, Writing is an Ageless Activity. Learn what inspires these writers as they read selections of their prose and poetry. This event is free and open to the public with no reservation required. Refreshments will be provided by Prestwick Chase. For more information, please call 518587-2100 ext. 2415, www.esc.edu/all.

Film: Portrait/Biography Series Emerson Auditorium, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. As part of a series on portraiture and biography in documentary work, filmmaker Adam Hall offers a special screening of his feature film Offset: Seeing Beauty through a Brain Injury, telling the story of renowned photographer Brian Nice. A Q&A will follow the screening. For more information call 518-580-5271

Tuesday, November 15 Genealogy Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry St., Schuylerville, 10 a.m. Delve into family history, share information, and get help with your genealogy searches. For more information, call 518- 695-6641.

Wednesday, November 16 Guided Mindful Meditation Saratoga Springs Public Library, Susman Room, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Take a break from the daily grind and clear your mind with guided Mindful Meditation led by professionals from One Roof Holistic Health Center. Sessions are free and open to the public, and will be held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 518-584-7860 ext. 205.

Turkey Dinner Saratoga-Wilton Elks, located at 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The menu will feature soup, roast turkey, bread stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, vegetables, tossed salad, bread and butter and dessert, coffee and tea. 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.

New Saratoga Friends Glasby Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. New Saratoga Friends is a social group for baby boomers who are new to the Saratoga area and are interested in making new friends to socialize with. Group members plan social activities based on their interests. For more information, contact newsaratogafriends@gmail.com or join our meet up group,www. Meetup.com.

Thursday, November 17 Sausage and Pepper Dinner Saratoga Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 7 p.m. The public is invited to a Sausage and Pepper with Italian Roasted potatoes dinner. Cost is $10 adults, $9 seniors and children. For more information call 518-584-8547.

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34 Adirondack Christian Fellowship   8 Mountain Ledge, Wilton 587-0623 | acfsaratoga.com Services: Sunday 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Adirondack Friends Meeting 27 Saratoga Ave, South Glens Falls 793-3755 | adirondackfriendsmeeting.org Regina Baird Haag, Pastor Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Assembly of God Faith Chapel 6 Burgoyne St, Schuylerville 695-6069 | Rev. Jason Proctor Services: Sunday 10:45 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. Baha’i Community of Saratoga Springs 584-9679; 692-7694 | usbnc.org Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa | 885-7312 ballstoncenterarpchurch.org Services: Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Ballston Spa United Methodist Church 101 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa 885-6886 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Bethesda Episcopal Church* 41 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs Bethesdachurch.org | 584-5980 The Very Rev’d Marshall J. Vang Services: Sunday 8:00AM & 10:00AM Calvary Capital District 17 Low Street, Ballston Spa | Pastor Andrew Holt Services: Sunday 10 am | calvarycd.com Church of Christ at Clifton Park 7 Old Route 146, Clifton Park 371-6611 | cliftonparkchurchofchrist.com Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Christ Community Reformed Church 1010 Route 146, Clifton Park | 371-7654 ccrc-cpny.org | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Christ Episcopal Church Routes 50 & 67, Ballston Spa | 885-1031 Services: Sunday 8 & 10 a.m. Christian Restoration Ministries Saratoga Senior Center 5 Williams St, Saratoga Springs 796-4323 | Pastor Pat Roach Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; 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 | saratogasynagogue.org 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 | cfumc@cnyconnect.net Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Cornerstone Community Church 516 Park Ave., Mechanicville | 664-5204 mycornerstonechurch.org | Pastor Frank Galerie Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Community 2001 Route 9, Round Lake 877-8506 | office@corpuschristichurch.net Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 & 11 a.m.;

RELIGION Eastern Orthodox — Christ the Savior 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake 212-7845 | www.xcsavior.org Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. First Baptist Church of Saratoga Springs 45 Washington St, Saratoga Springs 584-6301 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa 202 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa 885-8361 | bspabaptist.org Services: 10:30 a.m. worship, 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 galway-united-methodist-church.com Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. (9 a.m. in July and August) Grace Fellowship Saratoga 165 High Rock Ave, Saratoga | 691-0301 saratoga.gracefellowship.com Pastor: Mike Adams Services: Sundays 9 & 11 a.m. Grace Brethren Church* 137 W. Milton Road, Ballston Spa 587-0649 | Rev. Dan Pierce Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Greater Grace Community Church Pastor David Moore | 899-7777 thechurch@ggccmalta.org Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Greenfield Center Baptist Church 30 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center | 893-7429 Services: Sunday School for all ages - 9:45 a.m.; Church Service - 11 a.m. Highway Tabernacle Church 90 River Road, Mechanicville | 664-4442 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Hope Church 206 Greenfield Ave, Ballston Spa 885-7442 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Jonesville United Methodist 963 Main St, Clifton Park 877-7332 | Services: Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Living Springs Community Church 59 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs 584-9112 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Living Waters Church of God 4330 State Rt. 50, Saratoga Springs 587-0484 | livingwaterscog.us Services: Sundays 10 a.m. Malta Presbyterian Church 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* 581-2973 | Pastor Bonnie Bates Services: Sunday 9 a.m. Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Corner of Jefferson St. & Crescent St. Saratoga Springs | 584-9441 Rev. Dr. Victor L. Collier, Pastor New Horizon Church 150 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs 587-0711 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. New Life Fellowship 51 Old Gick Road, ­­Saratoga Springs 580-1810 | newlifeinsaratoga.org. Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m.

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NorthStar Church Gowana Middle School, Clifton Park 371-2811 | northstarchurch.com Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Old Saratoga Reformed Church* 48 Pearl St., Schuylerville oldsaratogareformedchurch.org Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Old Stone Church (American Baptist) 159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa 583-1002 | Services: Sunday 9 a.m.; Adult Sunday School 9 a.m.; Service 10:30 a.m. Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church* 73 Midline Road, Ballston Lake 399-5713 | Services: Saturday 5 p.m. Sunday 8:15 & 10:15 a.m. Presbyterian-NE Congregational Church 24 Circular St, Saratoga Springs 584-6091 | pnecchurch.org Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Quaker Springs United Methodist Church* 466 Route 32 South, Quaker Springs 695-3101 | qsumc.com Pastor Al Johnson Services: Sunday 9 a.m. River of Hope Fellowship 100 Saratoga Village Blvd, Malta Cmns, Ste. 3 | 881-1505 riverofhopefellowship.com Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-2375 | Services: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church 231 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-6122 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8, 9:30, 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m., 1 p.m. Spanish Service St. George’s Episcopal Church 912 Route 146, Clifton Park 371-6351 | stgeorge@csdsl.net Services: Saturday 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 8 & 9:30 a.m. St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church* 3159 Route 9N, Greenfield Center 893-7680 stjosephschurchgreenfieldcenter.org Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church* 167 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa 885-7411 | stmarysbsta.org Services: Saturday 4 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., Noon. St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church* 771 Route 29, Rock City Falls 893-7680 | sjoegctr@nycap.rr.com Services: Sunday 8:30 am. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 149 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-0904 | Services: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sundays 8:30 & 11 a.m. St. Peter Lutheran Church 2776 Route 9, Malta | 583-4153 Services: Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 1 Grove Street, Schuylerville 695-3918 | Rev. Donna J. Arnold Services: Sunday 8 & 9 a.m. St. Thomas of Canterbury 242 Grooms Road, Halfmoon st-thomas-of-canterbury.org Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga Abundant Life Church 2325 Route 50 South, Saratoga Springs 885-5456 | SALChurch.org Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. Saratoga Chabad 130 Circular St, Saratoga Springs 526-0773 | saratogachabad.com

Saratoga Friends Meeting (Quaker) Rts. 32 and 71, Quaker Springs 587-7477; 399-5013 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga United Methodist Church* Henning Road, Saratoga Springs 584-3720 | saratogaumc.com Services: Sunday 9:00am and 10:45am Saratoga Seventh-Day Adventist Church 399 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs 882-9384 | saratogasda.org Services: Sabbath School: 10 a.m. Worship Service: 11:30 a.m. Schuylerville United Methodist Church* 51 Church St, Schuylerville 695-3101 | sumethodist.org Services: Worship at 11am Shenendehowa United Methodist 971 Route 146, Clifton Park 371-7964 Services: Sunday 9 & 10:30 a.m. Simpson United Methodist Church Rock City Road, Rock City Falls 885-4794 Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Soul Saving Station for Every Nation Christ Crusaders of America 62 Henry St, Saratoga Springs Services: Sunday 10 a.m. www.SOULSAVINGSTATIONCHURCH.COM Stillwater Christian Fellowship Meeting at Liberty Ridge Farm 29 Bevis Road Schaghticoke, NY 12154 Stillwater United Church (Presbyterian U.S.A.) 747 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater | 664-7984 stillwaterunitedchurch.org Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Temple Sinai* 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-8730 | saratogasinai.org Shabbat Services: Friday 6 p.m. or 8p.m. (rotating schedule) Saturdays: 10:30a.m. Terra Nova Church* 45 Washington St, Saratoga Springs 833-0504 | terranovachurch.org Services: Sunday 5:30 p.m. The Salvation Army/ Worship, Service & Community Center 27 Woodlawn Ave, Saratoga Springs 584-1640 Services: Sunday School 10 a.m.; Praise & Worship 11 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort 584-9107 | tumcwilton.com Rev Keith Mann Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-1555 | uusaratoga.org Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unity Church in Albany 21 King Ave., Albany 453-3603 Services: Sunday 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. West Charlton United Presbyterian Church 1331 Sacandaga Road, West Charlton 882-9874 | westcharltonupc.org Rev. Thomas Gregg, Pastor Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Wilton Baptist Church 755 Saratoga Road, Wilton 583-2736 wiltonbaptistchurch.com Services: Sunday 11 a.m.

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Jewish-Themed Book Fair Features Bestselling Author

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2016 Hall of Fame and Saratoga Springs Quiz Bowl Challenge SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs History Museum’s 2016 Hall of Fame induction will take place 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Canfield Casino in Congress Park. The Saratoga Springs History Hall of Fame was established in 2006 to honor men and women who have made significant and enduring contributions that have enhanced the civic, social,

cultural, religious, education or business life in Saratoga Springs. This year’s honorees join the 23 members who are members of this group of notable Saratogians. Following the brief induction ceremony, organizers will host a 2016 Saratoga Springs Quiz Challenge -a Jeopardy game style tournament between teams representing Saratoga Springs organizations.

Questions will be about Saratoga Springs history, local history, geography geology and pop culture, with winners taking home bragging rights. Admission to the museum fundraiser is $4, and includes museum admission for the evening. Members of the museum are admitted for free. For more information visit www.saratogahistory.org or call 584-6920.

Arts Founder Honored with Community Arts Leadership Award SARATOGA SPRINGS — Dolores “Dee” Sarno was honored in a ceremony at Longfellows on Nov. 1 with Saratoga Arts’ 2016 Community Arts Leadership Award. Sarno served as executive director of Saratoga Arts from 1988-2007, and founded the organization 30 years ago. She was recognized for her impact on the arts in Saratoga and for her service benefitting B.A. Shapiro, author of The Muralist, is the featured author of this year’s book fair on Sunday

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Congregation Shaara Tfille and The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs, located at 84 Weibel Ave., hosts the third annual Jewish-themed Book Fair and Chanukah Sale, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13 A “featured author” program

begins at noon with novelist B.A. Shapiro, author of seven novels – including “The Muralist,” and “The Art Forger” - four screenplays, and the non-fiction book, “The Big Squeeze.” Shapiro’s talk, at 1 p.m., will be followed by a question and answer session and book signing. A $15 fee includes lunch.

Albany Center Gallery Hosts 40th Anniversary Gala ALBANY — Albany Center Gallery’s 40th Anniversary Gala, a vibrant black-and-white themed event will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.19 at the Renaissance Albany, 144 State St. More than 250 enthusiastic community arts supporters will enjoy an evening of live music, dancing, auctions and raffles, complemented by culinary artistry and a selection of fine wine donated by Dr. Joel and Kira Spiro, beer from the Albany Pump Station and cider from

Nine Pin Cider Works. General Admission is $100 per person, $75 (Young Professional). Recommended dress: Black and white, creative black-tie. While black-and-white attire is always classic and elegant, we’re encouraging fashion-forward, artistic, fun looks. Be bold! All proceeds raised from the gala will benefit Albany Center Gallery. Tickets are available at: https://squareup.com/ store/albanycentergallery/item/ general-ticket.

Artist Beverley Mastrianni, left, and Dolores “Dee” Sarno, right, at Saratoga Arts’ 2016 ceremony on Nov. 1, 2016. Photo by Francesco D’Amico.

Homemade Theater, The Saratoga NAACP, the Saratoga

Performing Arts Center, and Saratoga ArtsFest.

“The Orphan Sea” Comes to Skidmore Stage SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Skidmore College Department of Theater will stage a series of performances beginning Nov. 30 based on Caridad Svich’s “The Orphan Sea.” The play is a multimedia theater experience that weaves the myth of Odysseus and Penelope with global stories of migration. With the playwright’s permission, director Eunice Ferreira

and a diverse cast of actors created the multilingual version in rehearsal. As playwright Svich describes, “This is a story of us, here, now, and also of who we were once. It is a story of those that cross rivers and seas and those that wait for them, of a lover who searches for one lost years ago, and of someone called Penelope, who may be waiting for someone called Odysseus.”

The Fall 2016 Black Box production will be staged 8 p.m. Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday and Sunday, at the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater on the Skidmore College Campus. Tickets are $12 general admission, $8 students and seniors and are available by calling 518580-5439 or via email at: boxoffice@skidmore.edu.

Glens Falls Community Theatre Presents “Monty Python’s Spamalot” GLENS FALLS —For its 81st season, the Glens Falls Community Theatre will present “Monty Python’s Spamalot” from Nov. 11 to 13 at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen St., Glens Falls. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11., 1:30 and 7:30

p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13. Tickets are: Adults $25, veterans and seniors $22, and students $11. Plus, a $4 service charge will be added to each ticket. For tickets, call the Wood Theater at 518480-4878 or order online at http://

www.woodtheater.org/ GFCT welcomes Mickey Luce as the director of this romp. Music Director is Dennis Searles, choreographer, JoAnn Searles. For more information on the GFCT, visit www.gfcommunitytheatre.org.


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Development of New Visitor’s Center in Schuylerville Underway

Saratoga Warhorse Creator and Vietnam Veteran to be Honored Saturday SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Warhorse creator Robert Nevins will be honored at the New York State Military Museum on Saturday, Nov. 12. Nevins, a Vietnam Veteran who also served in the New York Army National Guard, will receive the group’s annual Veteran of the Year award from the Friends of the New York

The new Gateway Community Visitor’s Center, which will be built adjacent to Fort Hardy Park in the village of Schuylerville, showing visible signs of development this week. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos

Veterans Day Commemoration at Saratoga National Historical Park STILLWATER — Saratoga National Historical Park, in partnership with the Sons of the American Revolution, will host a special two-part Veterans Day commemoration on Saturday, Nov.12. A day-long encampment will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with members of the 2nd Continental Artillery Regiment encamped behind the park visitor center. The group will have displays on artillery from the American Revolution and offer cannon firing demonstrations periodically throughout the day.

A formal program recognizing veterans past and present will be staged at 1 p.m. that will include a reading of units that fought in the Battles of Saratoga, a salute to all the branches of the U.S. Military, and a wreath laying to honor all who have served the country. The park is located between Rt. 4 and Rt. 32 just north of the Village of Stillwater. For more information, call the Visitor Center at 518670-2985 or visit: www.nps. gov/sara or on Facebook and Twitter: @SaratogaNHP

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State Military Museum, and the Capital Region Chapter of the Association of the United States Army during a 1 p.m. ceremony at the Museum. Nevins served in Vietnam as a medical evacuation helicopter pilot in the 101st Airborne Division, and was wounded in action in 1971. In 2011 Nevins retired from

his 24-year career as an airline pilot to work full time at the Saratoga War Horse Foundation. The New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center is housed in the historic New York State Armory on Lake Avenue.

Elves Wanted for Victorian Street Walk SARATOGA SPRINGS — This year’s Victorian Street Walk, which takes place on Dec. 1, features an inaugural “Parade of Elves” to kick off the 30th anniversary of the event. Downtown Business Association, which promotes the event, is encouraging middle school aged children to choose an elf name, decide what their job would be in Santa’s workshop at the North Pole,

and dress up as that elf. The elves will assemble on the sidewalk on Church Street at Adirondack Trust along with the Christian Brothers Academy marching band and lead the jolly old elf, Mrs. Claus, Rumple Dumple, and Stripes to their December home following the annual tree lighting. Parents of interested elves are asked to email tonya@ downtownsaratoga.com, or

send mail to PO BOX 974, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 by Nov. 16 with the following information: Child’s Name, Your Elf Name, Elf ’s job at the North Pole, Child’s Age, Phone Number, Parent Name, Email Address, and Person Authorized to pick child up after parade of Elves if needed.

Saratoga Fair Trade Market Expo: Shop to Fight against Worldwide Poverty SARATOGA SPRINGS — The third annual Saratoga Fair Trade Market Expo will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The fair provides the ability for Capital Region residents to join the fight against worldwide poverty, while getting all their holiday shopping done in one location.

Admission is free. Everything on sale at the market has been made under fair trade conditions, meaning the artisans and producers received fair compensation for their labor, enjoyed safe workplaces, and created their goods using environmentally friendly practices. The market features 15 vendors and include unique

products, such as Brazilian Brigideros , Ugandan jewelry, wood carvings from Guatemala, Mayan handwoven textiles, and scarves, bags, table linens, ornaments and animals. There will be a free scavenger hunt all day with prizes for kids. For more information, call 518-587-4785.

Local Market Kicks Off Salvation Army Donation Campaign SARATOGA SPRINGS — Hannaford Supermarkets will provide its customers with an opportunity to give to The Salvation Army during the month of November at all its stores in New York State through its cash register program. Hannaford shoppers will need

to ask the cashier to add a donation of either $2 or $5 to their total with that money going directly to the local Salvation Army to serve families in the community where the donation is made. Funds raised through this effort allow The Salvation Army

to provide holiday assistance, food, clothing, help with utility bills, and much more throughout the year. The Salvation Army will kick off the annual Red Kettle Campaign on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24.


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Local Fundraising Effort Nears Goal of Saving Woman’s Sight SARATOGA SPRINGS — A fundraiser staged Saturday at Gaffney’s Restaurant raised $11,730 towards an overall effort to secure $30,000 for a corneal transplant to save the sight of the 29-year-old sister of Saratoga Springs woman Dilyana Bell. Bell’s sister, Tatyana, was diagnosed with granular corneal dystrophy, and without obtaining corneal transplants, will go completely blind. Tatyana is an architect living in Bulgaria, where organs are rarely donated

and transplants do not commonly occur. In America, granular corneal dystrophy is treatable with corneal transplants. Saturday’s fundraiser brings the total amount accumulated to $26,730. “We must have had over 200 people come and go during the four-hour event,” said Susan Halstead, who works alongside Bell at Family Vision Care Center. Fundraising efforts will secure a visa for Tatyana to travel to the United States, and for doctors to perform the operation.

“We went into our fundraiser relieved and hopeful that now in addition to the surgery and its immediate obvious expenses, we would be able to provide money for Tatyana and her husband’s travel expenses,” Halstead said. “We would have money for the necessary drops and medications that are required post-op and any other unforeseen expenses that could come up.” A Go Fund Me page is at: https://www.gofundme.com/ corneasfortatyana.

Honoring the Saratoga Roots of a Pioneer African-American Composer SARATOGA SPRINGS — Bethesda Episcopal Church will honor the musical legacy of Harry T. Burleigh on the 150th anniversary of his birth at the church’s annual Advent Service of Lessons and Carols at 3 p.m. Saturday Dec. 3, at the church, 26 Washington St. The service will feature the singing of internationally acclaimed opera baritone Stephen Salters, one of America’s premier interpreters of Burleigh’s arrangements of AfricanAmerican Spirituals. Salters, who sings “like God on a good day, intensely imaginative and adventurous” (Washington

Post), has won acclaim throughout Europe, the UK, Asia and the United States for his passionate and impeccably articulated performances of a wide range of both contemporary and standard repertoire. Salters’s appearance at Bethesda will conclude a multi-day training workshop and academic unit the history and significance of spirituals, marking the Burleigh anniversary. Several activities will take place at Skidmore College, including a public recital by Salters at the Arthur Zankel Music Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. There will be a pre-concert talk by

Burleigh’s most recent and authoritative biographer, Jean Snyder, at 7 p.m., in Ladd Hall at Skidmore. Local historians have placed Burleigh in Saratoga Springs in the 1890s, where he visited to work as a wine steward in the Grand Union Hotel, which, like other hotels, provided seasonal jobs for young African-American men. Bethesda’s Rector, the Rev’d. Joseph Carey took an interest in the young men who worked in the hotels, and arranged an afternoon service for them, where Burleigh’s voice attracted attention and visitors.

Local Stop for Godsmack Front Man’s Solo Tour ALBANY — Godsmack frontman Sully Erna is bringing his “Hometown Tour” to the Hart Theatre at The Egg on Tuesday,

Nov. 22. In support of his new solo album, “Hometown Life,” Erna is staging the intimate acoustic

evening with guitar player and band member Tim Theriault. Tickets are $29-$40.

Burnt Hills Oratorio Society Announces 2016-2017 Concert Season On Nov.11, BHOS welcomes special guests, the University of Albany Chorale, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Road in Glenville, where the combined 130 voices will perform the immortal Mozart Requiem at 8 p.m. Adding to the concert are well-known area soloists Carla Fisk, soprano, Ann Marie Adamick, mezzo soprano, Derek Stannard, tenor, and Nicholas A. Wiggins, bass as

well as the 22-member Oratorio Orchestra conducted by William Jon Gray. Tickets are $20 general admission, $10 students. “S’Wonderful,” a first-time offering of timeless songs by George Gershwin, a fully staged New York style cabaret dinner theater, buffet, cash bar, and silent auction happens on Feb.4 at The Vista – Van Patten Golf Club in Clifton Park. The Gershwin works will be sung by the full

chorus and guest soloists. Finally, returning to the Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College, BHOS will present a fiery and dynamic performance of Mendelssohn’s masterpiece, “Elijah.” The chorus will be joined by young opera singers from Opera Saratoga for the retelling of the famous biblical story propelled by the composer’s most exciting music. For more information, visit: www.bhos.us.

Dilyana Bell, Dr. Robert Schultze, Corneal Surgeon, Susan Halstead, Dr. Allen Zieker and Jen Grassi at Saturday’s fundraising event at Gaffney's Restaurant. Photo provided.


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Remembering Lisa Emery, Celebrity TV Gala Raises $70,000 for Gateway House of Peace Written by Thomas Dimopoulos. Photographed by Francesco D’Amico.

Bob and Heidi West at the Gateway House of Peace fundraising gala on Nov. 3, 2016 at Longfellows Restaurant

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Health and fitness reporter Marcie Fraser at the Gateway House of Peace fundraising gala on Nov. 3, 2016 at Longfellows Restaurant

Kevin Bright, executive producer of the TV show “Friends,” and Patricia Veitch, at the Gateway House of Peace fundraising gala on Nov. 3, 2016 at Longfellows Restaurant

ARATOGA SPRINGS – The nonprofit charitable hospice home Gateway House staged their third annual fundraising event at Longfellows Restaurant on Nov. 3. The event was dedicated to Lisa Emery, the Scotia woman who passed away in October at the age of 35. Emery relocated to Gateway House earlier this year, after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Health and fitness reporter Marcie Fraser delivered the evening’s introductory remarks and Kevin Bright – executive producer of the TV show “Friends” - spoke about his friendship with Emery, after their meeting one another earlier this year. Bright offered to match fundraising donations dollar-fordollar up to $25,000. The event raised approximately $70,000. “We all know why we’re here. It’s about supporting people on their last journey,” NewsChannel 13 co-anchor and health reporter Benita Zahn told the crowd. “Gateway House is a place where people can live to the end of their fingertips, like dancers who dance to the very end of the stage. Lisa wasn’t dying. She was living with a disease. She embraced the sweetness of her life and my life is better for knowing her.”

NewsChannel 13 co-anchor and health reporter Benita Zahn at the Gateway House of Peace fundraising gala on Nov. 3, 2016 at Longfellows Restaurant

Founded in 2013, Gateway House of Peace, located in Ballston Spa, provides a nurturing home and care for the terminally ill who cannot remain safely in their own homes.

Gateway House of Peace fundraising gala on Nov. 3, 2016 at Longfellows Restaurant

Saratoga Center for The Family Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Corks, Forks & Brews Written by Thomas Dimopoulos. Photographed by Francesco D’Amico.

Robyn and John Kelly at Saratoga Center for The Family’s 40th anniversary fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at Saratoga National Golf Course

Phillip and Heather Toffel at Saratoga Center for The Family’s 40th anniversary fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at Saratoga National Golf Course.

Ray and Mary O'Conor, and Corinne and Jeffrey Vahanian at Saratoga Center for The Family’s 40th anniversary fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at Saratoga National Golf Course.

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ARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Center for the Family celebrated its 40th anniversary with its Corks, Forks & Brews fundraiser on Nov. 3 at Saratoga National Golf Course.

The nonprofit organization provides abuse prevention programs, mental health services and victim advocacy to hundreds of children and families in Saratoga County each year. No one in need is turned away. One of the Saratoga Center for the Family’s keynote programs is its Harriet M. West Child Advocacy Center, which brings together professionals in law enforcement, medicine and mental health to assist children and their families under one roof. The Center also facilitates a monthly meeting of the Saratoga County Partnership for Safe Children, comprising representatives of a variety of agencies and organizations whose common mission is the protection of children.

Janet Equale, Amy Sell, Melanie Manuel at Saratoga Center for The Family’s 40th anniversary fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at Saratoga National Golf Course.


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Band Jam Across The Generations: Pink Talking Fish to Stage Show at Putnam Den SARATOGA SPRINGS — Take a pinch of Vermont jam band, add twitchy art-funk from the Rhode Island School of Design, and mix in a healthy dose of U.K. prog-rock. Pink Talking Fish returns to Putnam Den on Saturday, Nov. 19 for a special concept show they’re calling, “The Dark Side of Gamehendge.”

The evening will feature a performance of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” infused with several Talking Heads tunes, and followed by a performance of Phish’s rock opera, “Gamehendge.” Cool poster, too, designed especially for this show. Psychedelic, dixieland funk-jamband Primate Fiasco will also appear.

Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door on the day of the show. Putnam Den is located at 63a Putnam St. – find it via the little down-sloping alleyway on Broadway, or directly across from the Saratoga Springs Public Library.

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Jukebox, 10 pm @ Caroline St. Pub — 583.9400

Justin Joyner, 6:30 pm @ Brook Tavern — 871.1473

T. J. Clancey and Bobby Vannier, 9 pm @ Gaffney’s — 587.7359 Rob Lindquist Quartet, 9 pm @ 9 Maple Avenue — 583.2582 Rob Aronstein, 7 pm @ Wishing Well — 584.7640

tuesday, 11/15: Rich Ortiz, 10 pm @ Caroline St. Pub — 583.9400 Two Step Tuesdays, 8 pm @ Crown Grill — 583.1105

saturday, 11/12:

Open Mic with Rick Bolton, 8 pm @ Gaffney’s — 587.7359

Tailspin, 10 pm @ Caroline St. Pub — 583.9400

Chris Dollard + Melissa Marshall, 6:30 pm @ Primetime Ultra Lounge — 583.4563

Folding Money, 9 pm @ Gaffney’s — 587.7359 Pete Sweeney Quartet, 9 pm @ 9 Maple Avenue — 583.2582 Midriffs, Tim Lok Chan, Hoo Lumes, Gold Splash, 10 pm @ Putnam Den — 584.8066 Neshama, 8 pm @ The Parting Glass — 583.1916

Mark Pratt, 5:30 pm @ Three Vines Bistro — 306.5881

wednesday, 11/16: Hot Club of Saratoga, 7 pm @ Hamlet + Ghost — 450.7287

Rob Aronstein, 7 pm @ Wishing Well — 584.7640

thursday, 11/17:

sunday, 11/13:

Hot Club of Saratoga, 8 pm @ Mouzon House — 226.0014

Johnny Cash Tribute with Lone Ryder and Friends, 3 pm @ Hudson River Music Hall — 832.3484 Hot Club of Saratoga noon @ The Merry Monk — 584.6665

Sirsy, 8 pm @ Gaffney’s — 587.7359


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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: Damp, Dank Damp refers to moisture, humidity, or slightly wet. The air was too damp to dry anything on the clothes line. Dank means disagreeably damp, humid, or moist. The humid conditions made their finished basement quite dank. 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 dave.dowling65@gmail.com


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overall in the race, crossing the finish line with a final time of 15:06.90. His teammate Shea Weilbaker finished in fourth. The team earned the top spot in the team scores with a time of 1:17:53.20. While both the SSHS boys and girls cross country teams entered the day’s competition undefeated, arguably the most impressive highlight of the race came on the female side. At the conclusion of the day’s event, the Saratoga Springs High School girls cross country team captured its 17th straight XC title, their first title victory dating all the way back to 1999. The team earned the top spot in the team scores with a time of 1:30:10.79. Kelsey Chmiel made history for the Blue Streaks. The sophomore captured first place in the Class A girls section of the race, finishing with a time of 16:41. 12. This time becomes the new course record,

Runners try to keep a steady pace on the grass-section of the course. Photo by Sharon Castro.

previously set by Saratoga alum Nicole Blood with a time of 16:41.9 back in 2004.

Through these impressive victories both Saratoga Springs High School Cross

Wasaran League All Stars Announced SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Wasaran League revealed the 2016 volleyball girls All Stars. The First Team, Second Team, and Honorable Mentions had a combined twenty-one members, with seven players earning each accolade. This year three members of the Saratoga Springs Central Catholic girl’s volleyball team earned league honors.

Junior team captain Grace Fornabia was crowned league MVP. Sophomore Elise Browell earned League Second Team, and fellow Sophomore Kennedy Murphy earned League Honorable Mention. Using the team motto Together Everyone Achieves More Fornabia, Browell, and Murphy helped guide the

team to a final overall record of 11-1, and were dubbed cochampions of the Wasaran Volleyball League after defeating the Hoosic Valley Indians by a score of 3-0. During this critical match, Fornabia, Browell, and Murphy combined for a total of twenty-four service points, nine aces, and eighteen kills.

Country teams keep their undefeated records in tact. The boys improve to 15-0, while the girls improve to a remarkable 11-0. With this meet in the books, all three teams will gear up for the New York State Championships. The event will take place at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, New

York. Last year’s meet ended fairly well for each team. The Spartans’ boys finished with third overall as a team. While the SSHS girls finished second overall as a team, and Kelsey Chimel finished with the third-best individual race time of the day. Those interested in more information can visit www.section2harrier.com.


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Shedding Light on a Ride by Kiersten Racela Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Imagine having minimal facial expression, swinging your arms as you walk, or a tremor in one of your hands. These are some of the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. This progressive disorder of the nervous system affects one’s movement. Any symptoms tend to continue, and worsen over time. According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, “as many as one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease, which

is more than the combined number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig’s disease.” Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic exhibited a 35percent reduction in symptoms of Parkinson’s disease by exercising. One effective method is pedaling a bicycle. In a separate study known as “forced exercise” conducted by Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Jay Alberts, it was determined that “forced exercise,” such as riding on a stationary bike, showed marked improvement in mobility and fine motor

skills. Dr. Alberts discovered these improvements when he rode a tandem bike with a friend who suffered from Parkinson’s disease. Forced to keep up with him during the ride, Dr. Alberts found that his friend’s fine motor coordination and handwriting significantly improved. In an effort to keep this discovery operative, the Saratoga Regional YMCA has a specialty program called “Pedaling for Parkinson’s.” The program has two missions. The first mission is to improve the quality of life of Parkinson’s disease patients and their caregivers.

The second mission is to educate patients, caregivers, and the general public about the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle after a Parkinson’s diagnosis. Anyone who is between the ages of thirty and seventy five years old is allowed to participate. Anyone who has been diagnosed with Idiopathic Parkinson’s disease is also encouraged to participate. Parkinson’s patients with cardiac or pulmonary disease, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus,

uncontrolled hypertension or stroke, dementia, or any other exercises that will make exercise dangerous may not participate. All participants must complete and provide a signed consent form, as well as a medical clearance form. This program is free for YMCA members. For more information please contact Allison St. Pierre by phone at 518-583-9622 ext 118, or by email at Allison.stpierre@srymca.org.

Adirondack Sports Winter Expo at Saratoga Springs City Center

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Winter is making a comeback at the sixth annual Adirondack Sports Winter Expo, which returns to the Saratoga Springs City Center on Saturday-Sunday, November 19-20. The show features 100 exhibitors covering ALL winter sports and everything attendees need for alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, plus winter health, fitness, travel and much more! There will be great sales on alpine and Nordic gear, clothing, footwear, demos, seminars and fun family activities. Attendees will be eligible to win $5,000 in prizes to ski resorts, outdoor shops, winter/summer races, health professionals, fitness

centers, and travel destinations. Fun activities for adults and families include Damien’s Rock Wall, the interactive Health, Fitness and Recovery Zone, and craft beer tasting area! The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York will be on hand to collect food and monetary donations over the weekend. Attendees with donations increase their chances of winning prizes with additional tickets! Admission is $5 for adults, Children 18 years old and under will have free admission. Hours are Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 10am-4pm. For more information visit www. AdkSports.com.


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Options To Achieve Good Health!

by Damian Fantauzzi for Saratoga TODAY A focused group of a recent study contained more than 55,000 men and women ages 18 to 100. About a quarter of them were runners. Over fifteen years, those who ran just 50 minutes a week or fewer at a moderate pace were less likely to die from either cardiovascular disease compared with those who didn’t run at all. A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology finds that even five to ten minutes a day of lowintensity running is enough to extend life by several years, compared with not running at all. It shows that the minimal healthy “dose” of exercise is smaller than many people might assume. What can improve your mood, boost your ability to fend off infection, and lower your risk for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and colon cancer? One answer is regular exercise. It may seem too good to be true, but it’s not. Hundreds of studies conducted over the past 50 years demonstrate that exercise helps you feel better and live longer. This report answers many important questions about physical activity, ranging from how your body changes through exercise to what diseases it helps prevent. It will also help guide you through starting and maintaining an exercise program that suits your abilities and lifestyle. Throughout these studies you’ll find advice on staying motivated, measuring your progress, and being a savvy consumer of fitness equipment, as well as

tools and tips designed to help make exercise work for you. But running is not right for everyone, and more importantly, running is not the only way to stay in shape, or even get into shape. In fact, there are many different types of dynamic cardio workouts that give you a stellar calorie burn, while sculpting muscle at the same time. If you are a member of a gym you have many options that can serve as substitutes for pounding the pavement. As I mentioned in my introduction, running is one of the greatest forms of exercise that we can do to improve our health. Not everyone is able to run, for various reasons, but there are other workouts and exercises that can fit the bill as a replacement for running. With no equipment needed, these exercises can be done at home and will increase your heart rate and tone your body. The first option is the stairs. If your home or apartment building has access to stairs, take advantage of them! Stairs are a great way to exercise your heart and lungs, while strengthening your lower body too. Switch it up between running, hopping, and squatting. Just walking up and down the stairs has its benefits. If you’re creative, the options are endless. The next option is Jumping Jacks. Although basic, jumping jacks are a great way to get your cardio fix. They are often a staple in various workouts. Burpees and Mountain Climbers are staples of a Bootcamp and CrossFit workout. Push-ups are also a

great way to increase cardio. Adjusting your hands in various positions will have a different effect on certain areas of the upper body. Sets and reps can also vary with all of these options. Another at-home exercise option is Power Yoga. Although yoga can be relaxing, it can also serve as a great cardio workout. It also has strength-training benefits that will increase your flexibility. Dancing can arguably be the most fun at-home workout. Almost too much fun to be considered a workout, dancing is a great way to work up a sweat and burn major calories. To get started, crank up your favorite beat or try searching dance workout playlists on Google. One must not forget biking, and its sister, spinning, which is biking on stationary equipment. There are various facilities around the area that offer biking and spinning classes. There are many different options in a gym with the numerous exercise machines and pieces of equipment available and some have little impact on the joints. Is it worth the money to become a member of a gym? Investing in one’s health is priceless, which is one main reason why people consider joining a gym. These gyms have people who are the experts who can help members with what’s needed, which can be viewed as a symbol of comfort for members knowing that they do not have to go through their fitness journey alone.

Cook & Martin Shine in Montreal MONTREAL — Athletes from the Jason Morris Judo Center enjoyed a stellar weekend at the 40th annual Quebec Open Judo Championships at the Claude-Robillard Sports Complex in Montreal on November 5 and 6. Burnt Hills High School Senior Quentin Cook (18) stole the show claiming his first 66kg Quebec Open senior title, going 5-0 on the day. Cook also won a bronze medal the day prior in the 66kg under21 division. Cook won his final match in dramatic fashion by overcoming a large deficit as he performed a dazzling throw to stun the crowd and win the title. Burnt Hills graduate and veteran Hannah Martin (28) continued her winning ways to win her fourth Quebec Open title, having been victorious also in 2007, 2008 & 2013. Martin ties JMJC great Nick Kossor for all-time medals at the Quebec Open with seven total. SCCC student Josh Patiel (18)

was a double medalist from the JMJC taking a Silver in the +100kg under21 category, and followed it with a bronze medal showing in the Senior elite +100kg division. Burnt Hills Freshman, Alexa Michaelson (14) turned in her best performance to date as she went 4-1 to capture a bronze medal in the 52kg under16 category. Pete Stanley (31) also had a strong performance, taking a bronze medal in the masters +100kg weight class and picked up a 5th place finish in the elite seniors +100kg division. Burnt Hills graduate Ari Berliner (18) celebrated his first medal at the Quebec Open taking bronze in the elite seniors going 4-1 on the day as he made some big steps forward in his development. Burnt Hills Senior, Ruslan “Zurg” Izerkin (17) was at his best in his new weight class as he took 5th place in the 73kg under21 division. Izerkin has moved up from the 66kg category.


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COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN Saratoga Springs Ice Rinks Open SARATOGA SPRINGS — Join us for skating fun at the ice rink! Open Public, Open Stick, Open Adult Hockey and Open Figure sessions are offered. Call 518-587-3550 x2300, 518-583-3462 or visit SaratogaRec.com and click on the ice skate for the schedule. See you there!

Saratoga Springs Recreation Department Drop-In Sessions SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Recreation Department offers drop-in sessions in Adult Basketball, Pickleball, Racquetball and Wallyball. Visit SaratogaRec. com and click on Rec Center Calendar for the latest schedule. For additional information please call 518-587-3550 x2300 or email recreservations@saratoga-springs.org.

Saratoga Springs Recreation Center Holiday Hours SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Recreation Center will observe holiday hours from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Friday November 11th and Friday, November 25. The Saratoga Springs

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Recreation Center will be closed Thursday November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. For additional information contact the Recreation Department at 518-587-3550 x2300 or recreservations@ saratoga-springs.org

Elks Hoop Shoot to be Held on December 3 SARATOGA SPRINGS — Wilton Elks Lodge No. 161 will hold its annual Hoop Shoot basketball free throw shooting competition on Saturday December 3 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center, located at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue in Saratoga Springs. This event is free and open to boys and girls ages 8-13. Boys and girls will be divided into separate divisions and by age groups of 8-9 year olds, 10-11 year olds and 12-13 year olds. Participants’ eligibility will be determined as of their age on April 1, 2017. Pre-registration is not required. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in all age groups in both divisions. Local winners will advance to the District Championship, and have the opportunity to advance to Regional, State and National Championship competitions. All national

champions will be enshrined in the National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. For more information, contact Saratoga-Wilton Elks Hoop Shoot Director Steve Dorsey at 518-369-1985.

Operation Santa Run HUDSON FALLS — Saturday November 19 at 10:00 a.m. marks the Operation Santa Run 5K/10K Run/Walk at Hudson Falls Middle School. The 5K Course is very flat and fast. The 10K course has one hill, which is early on in the race. Proceeds from this race raise money to provide food and clothing to underprivileged children through several county areas. Those looking to register for the race can visit www.active.com/hudson-falls-new-york-ny/running/distance-running-races/ operation-santa-run-5k-10krun-walk-2016.

Full Moon Walk MOREAU — Our Park Naturalist will be leading this month’s Full Moon Hike at Moreau Lake State Park on Saturday November 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. While walking around the lake we will point out flora and fauna as the sun is setting and the moon is rising. Full moon hikes are $3 per person. Please call 518-7930511 for reservations.

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Saratoga Springs High School to Recognize Student Athletes SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Wednesday, November 9 Saratoga Springs High School will recognize student-athletes signing National Letters of Intent. The signing ceremony will take place in the lobby outside of the Blue Gymnasium at Saratoga Springs High School at 3:30 p.m. A National Letter of Intent indicates a student-athlete’s commitment to participate in athletics at a NCAA college or university. The press is invited to attend the event. Please call Debbie Hopkins at 518-587-6690 ext. 33304 if you are able to attend.

Saratoga Independent School Premiers MiniChess In U.S. SARATOGA SPRINGS — For the first time, a university validated academic chess program, MiniChess™, is being taught in the United States. Two Kindergarten classes at Saratoga Independent School are piloting this program in the US. Originating out of South Africa, MiniChess has grown, and is being implemented in many nations around the world and now the United States. The MiniChess program has proven to be a most significant learning tool for children in

Africa, where the Saratoga based nonprofit, The Giving Circle/ Africa has two schools and many MiniChess students, including a group of deaf students. To learn more about Saratoga Independent School, please visit our website at www. siskids.org.

First Night Saratoga 5K Run SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 19th annual First Night Saratoga 5K Run, presented by the Saratoga Arts, will be held on Saturday, December 31 at 5:30 p.m. The run is limited to the first 1,500 registrants. There will be no day-of-race registration. A ChronoTrack B-Tag computerized scoring system will be used. 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 as well as the top three male and female finishers in five-year age categories. All finishers will receive a FIRST NIGHT COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL. Register by November 25 for the early registration fee of $25 and a guaranteed longsleeved shirt. After November 25, registration will be $30. Save time by registering online, or download an application and map at www.saratoga-arts.org. For further information contact First Night Saratoga by phone at 518-584-4132.


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A Loss Avenged! by Kiersten Racela Saratoga TODAY SHENENDEHOWA — Forty-three is the magic number. It’s the number of days that have passed since Averill Park handed Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake their only loss of the season. But on Saturday, November 5 the Spartans got their revenge by defeating Averill Park by a final score of 24-6 in a 2016 NYSPHSAA Class A Football playoff game. The Spartans opened up the game dominant on the offensive side of the football. Sophomore quarterback Darien LaPierta threw a perfect spiral thirty-seven yards to senior running back Danny Dahlin. This in turn led to a touchdown run by Junior running back Jacob Stanko, breaking the 0-0 score and giving the Spartans a 7-0 advantage. The second quarter began with a twenty-three yard run by Stanko. The quarter also shed light on the Spartan’s defense. Sophomore defensive back Vincent Daviero caused a sack for the defense. At the end of the quarter Daviero recorded a touchdown by scoring on a twenty-two

yard run. Quarter three found both teams’ defenses putting up a strong performance. To begin the final quarter of play Stanko scored a touchdown for the Spartans off of an untouched, fifty-seven yard run down the right field line. A group effort by the Spartan defense caused an Averill Park offensive fumble, giving Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake possession of the football. Averill Park would remain scoreless until deep into the fourth quarter, thanks to a touchdown run by Ryan Long. However the Spartan defense was quick to respond. Thanks to dual efforts by Senior defensive back Riley Holzman and Junior running back/ line backer Jonathan Shaw, the duo forced another offensive fumble. Darien LaPietro, Jacob Stanko, and Vincent Daviero led the offensive charge for the Spartans. LaPierto ended the night with fifty-six total passing yards. Stanko recorded fifteen carries, one hundred forty five rushing yards, and two touchdowns. Daviero ended the game with nineteen carries, one hundred-fifty-three rushing

Junior running back Jake Stanko makes an attempt at the end zone. Photo by Andrew Ranalli.

yards, and one touchdown. Senior Cannon Martucci, Junior Jonathan Shaw, and Senior Riley Holzman led the dominant Spartan defense. Martucci contributed five tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, and one quarterback sack. Shaw finished with 4.5 tackles

and one forced fumble. Holzman recorded 4 tackles and one recovered fumble. BHBL outlasted Averill Park in total yards by a final margin of 352-205 as well as in rushing yards by a final mark of 296-101. This victory marks the eighth sectional

title for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, and their first title since 2012. The Spartans will take on Massena in the 2016 NYSPHSAA Football Class A Championship game on Friday, November 11 at Massena. Opening kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Run for a Cause by Kiersten Racela Saratoga TODAY SCHUYLERVILLE — Approximately three hundred sixty runners were registered for Saturday’s 5th Annual Revolutionary Run for Veterans in Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville. This year the race had a new location and racecourse. Compared to previous years, this year’s course was relatively flat and fast. The race began at Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville, and navigated the historic towpath north and across the canal to the Hudson Crossing park. Following a shallow loop around the Hudson Crossing Park field, the course entered the nature path along the Hudson River. The race returned on the towpath, and ended at the Fort Hardy Park. A section of the 5K race course has deep historical roots. This section took runners past the Champlain Canal Lock C5 in Hudson Crossing Park. In 1777, British General John

Olivia Jaquith, female overall winner, wins with a time of 21:16. Photo by Francesco D’Amico.

Jason Linendoll, men’s overall winner, crossed the finish line at 16:50. Photo by Francesco D’Amico.

Burgoyne led several thousand British and German soldiers across the Champlain Channel Lock to engage American militaries as part of Burgoyne’s journey south to conquer Albany. In an effort to cross the river, soldiers made several flat-bottomed wooden vessels to form what is now known as the “Bridge of Boats.” This resulted in the Battles of Saratoga, and is referred to as the turning point in the Revolutionary War. This in turn would lead to an eventual victory for

Linendoll from Hudson Falls was the men’s overall race winner and the race’s overall winner, crossing the finish line at 16:50. Twenty-year-old Olivia Jaquith from Schenectady was the race’s female overall winner with a final time of 21:16. Proceeds from the race benefitted the Saratoga County Veterans Trust Fun. The funds received from the race will be used to help veterans with training, education, healthcare, housing, and services. Each of these

the American forces. The race awarded the top three race finishers in age categories ranging from ages 1-14 all the way through ages 70-99. The youngest runner to place in the race was seven-year-old Madison Mailloux of Latham with a final time of 36:25. The oldest runner to place in the race was eighty-three year-old Richard Schumacher of Hoosick Falls, who finished the race with a time of 47:42. Twenty-year-old runner Jason

projects is dedicated to the Welfare and Support of our Veterans. This year the race raised approximately $7,000. For Frank McClement, Director of the Veterans’ Service Agency, this event meant more than the amount of money raised. “It goes beyond the money for us. We typically don’t like to compare funds raised and runner participants year to year. As long as we keep raising money for our Veterans, then everyone involved in the race is happy.”


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