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Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013

Ryan P. Robinson, 33, London Place, Gansevoort, was arrested November 2 and charged with petit larceny. Robinson was arrested at 8:37 a.m. on a warrant. Michael A. Skaradek, 63, Meadowbrook Road, Saratoga Springs was arrested November 2 at 12:18 a.m. for DWI and BAC of .08 percent or higher. Nathaniel W. Bailo, 21, Larkspur Drive, Saratoga Springs was arrested November 1 at 11:29 p.m. for DWI and DWI combined with drugs. Bailo was arrested at 11:29 pm. Robert S. Barber, 37, County Farm Road, Ballston Spa was arrested November 1 at 9:27 a.m. on a warrant stemming from a domestic complaint and charged with aggravated harassment in the second degree and fourth degree stalking. Timothy J. Tyler, 27, McMaster Street, Ballston Spa was arrested November 1 for DWI, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to keep right. Tyler was arrested at 12:58 a.m. following a traffic stop.

Michael B. Hans, 53, Garside Drive, Saratoga Springs was arrested November 3 and charged with fourth degree


criminal mischief, obstruction of breathing, forcible touching and third degree robbery following an investigation.

larceny. Hill was arrested at 5:53 pm on a warrant. The charge stems from a larceny that took place on Ballston Avenue in August.

Aubrey T. Heidorf, 30, Foxwood Drive, Clifton Park was arrested November 3 for DWI, BAC of .08 percent or higher, failure to signal and failure to keep right. Taylor was arrested at 2:25 am following a traffic stop.

Luke J Noll, 21, Greylock Drive, Gansevoort, was arrested on November 5 and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh degree, criminal possession of marihuana, fifth degree and failure to stop at a stop sign. Noll was arrested at 1:54 a.m. following a traffic stop.

Norman Duprey, 53, Nottingham Drive, Georgia, Vermont was arrested November 3 and charged with operating unregistered motor vehicle on highway, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, DWI, BAC of .08 percent or higher, aggravated DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation third degree, improper lane use and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Duprey was arrested at 12:08 a.m. following a traffic stop. Carl J. Errichetto, 23, Cutler Street, Schenectady was arrested November 2 on a warrant and charged with grand larceny fourth degree/ credit card. Errichetto was arrested at 10:50 p.m. The charge stems from a larceny that took place back on Broadway in January. Adam M. Hill, 28, Knickerbocker Street, Ballston Spa, was arrested November 2 for petit

Johanna M. Whitman, 29, Jefferson Terrace, Saratoga Springs was arrested November 6 and charged with second degree aggravated harassment and fourth degree stalking. Whitman was arrested at 9:04 a.m. on a warrant. The charges stem from a domestic complaint. Paul J. DeCrescenzo, 23, North Street, Saratoga Springs was arrested November 6 at 8:30 a.m. on a warrant stemming from a domestic complaint for fourth degree stalking and second-degree aggravated harassment. Robert J. Holland, 24, Red Coach Trail, Ballston Spa was arrested November 6 at 3:36 a.m. following a traffic stop. Holland was charged

3 with DWI, BAC of .08 percent and higher, consumption of alcoholic beverages, failure to signal and failure to keep right. Holland was arrested at 3:36 am following a traffic stop. Shea M. Ball, 23, residing at 870 Route 197, Argyle, pled guilty to fourth degree grand larceny on November 4 for an incident that occurred in Moreau on July 4. Sentencing is scheduled for January 7 at 9:15 a.m. Jason C. Barrett, 34, residing at 4 Green Acres Drive, Latham, pled guilty to felony DWI for

an incident that occurred on May 20 in Malta. Sentencing is scheduled for January 7 at 1:15 p.m. David Warne, 23, of 1 Cambridge Court, Clifton Park, pled guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance, fifth degree. Sentencing is scheduled for January 7 at 9:15 a.m. Michael J. Duffney, 38, of 413 Broadway, Apt. 244, Saratoga Springs, pled guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Sentencing is scheduled for January 7 at 1:15 p.m.



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SARATOGA COUNTY — he county went against a statewide trend in emphatically voting no on Proposition 1 regarding casino gaming. Saratoga County was against this by a 53-47 percent margin. Statewide, the proposition passed 57-43 percent. his perhaps was no surprise, but the same could not be said in Malta, where Cynthia Young (D, WF) has apparently upset fourterm Supervisor Paul Sausville (R)

by a slim margin of just 12 votes at press time, making an absentee ballot count pivotal. In that race, Peter Klotz had deactivated his campaign, but garnered 408 votes on the Conservative Party line. Furthermore, Sausville had received the endorsement of the county Independence Party, yet declined to oicially accept it. In Saratoga Springs, that Independence line provided more than the margin of victory that will

assure that Joanne D. Yepsen (D, I, WF) will lead a 4-1 Democratic majority on the city council. All four incumbent city commissioners were returned to oice, as was Supervisor Matthew E. Veitch (R, C, I) who will be joined by newcomer Peter Martin (D, I, WF). In the Town of Wilton, no incumbents were returned to oice in the town council race. Robert Pulsifer did not seek re-election and Robert K. Rice (R, C) was upended by

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, he holidays are almost here, Christmas, Chunnakuh and Kwanza—the time to buy gits for your loved ones and good friends. Do yourself a favor, don’t buy toy guns or replicas of any type of gun— they have replicas of AK 47s, 45 Caliber, pistols—real looking assault weapons. Lots of children like their real look a likes—as a good parent do yourself and your child a favor don’t buy any of these real looking toy guns. With all the violence out on the streets, shootings in schools, and children being shot by police that are under pressure. With all that is going on it is just not the smart thing to do—too much bad stuf on TV, the movies, you name it, it’s all around us. Let’s get smart and start and make the right choice for the proper gits to our children. Enough said. Sid Gordon Saratoga Springs

Dear Editor, The 2013 Saratoga Showcase of Homes once again had terrific ticket sales and brisk traffic at the 14 locations on tour. In what is now a tradition in our area celebrating its 18th year, this community event has become part of the fabric in our fall season. The Saratoga Builders Association is committed to this annual show, and the continued growth, prosperity and quality of life in Saratoga County. On behalf of the Saratoga Builders Association, its board and membership, I want to thank our more than 60 sponsors including our Platinum Presenting sponsor Suburban Propane. Without your generous support, this premiere event would just not be possible. This extraordinary event is

a “Grand Slam” for our community. It allows the builders and their suppliers to showcase their wonderful product; Provides the opportunity for the public to tour these beautiful new homes and meet with builders; Gives our sponsors a way to be associated with a first class event that runs for three consecutive weekends; And lastly, supports two worthwhile local charities involved with housing. This year, we are proud the announce that a total of $63,000 was raised and will be donated to Rebuilding Together Saratoga County and Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren & Washington Counties. This puts the Saratoga Builders Association total contributions from this event to over $800,000! Special applause to the hard working members of the 2013 Showcase Committee: Co-Chair Lisa Licata-Stoll, Jesse Boucher, Tammy DiCara, JR George, Michelle Larkin, Rilla Schulte,

Joanne A. Klepetar (D) and John D. McEachron. But our star of Election Day 2013 goes out to the town of Galway, where Ken Boerenko waged a lonely write-in campaign for highway superintendent. Boerenko garnered 468 votes – nearly 40 percent and falling just 76 votes short in a three-way race. Way to hit that pavement Ken! For complete election results, see

Jamie Pietrosanto and Pam Stott. Thank you for your dedication, imagination and successful planning for this year’s event. Lastly, congratulations to the real stars of the show, the 10 exceptional builders for their talents and award-winning artistry— Bella Home Builders, Belmonte Builders, Bonacio Construction, Heritage Custom Homes, Malta Development, Polito Homes, R J Taylor Builders, Saratoga Builders, Terrace Homebuilders and Witt Construction. And of course, to all of you who purchased tickets to visit these magnificent homes, we are so grateful for your continued support. We hope you enjoyed this year’s edition of the Saratoga Showcase of Homes and look forward to seeing you again next year! Barry Potoker Co-Chair, 2013 Showcase of Homes Executive Director, Saratoga Builders Association

Common Core at PTA Meetings BALLSTON SPA — he district’s Coordinator of Common Core Standards Mrs. Valarie Karas will be at the following upcoming PTA meetings to present information on the Common Core implementation in the Ballston Spa schools and answer your questions. he following meetings will provide more information: November 12, 7 p.m. — Gordon Creek Elementary School November 13, 3:30 p.m. — Milton Terrace North Elementary School November 19, 3:30 p.m. — Malta Avenue Elementary School To learn more about the common core standards, review the information and helpful links on the Common Core Information  page at the district website or call (518) 884-7210, ext. 3459.


Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013


Saratoga County Children’s Committee Chosen as Beneficiary of Mom Prom

Saratoga County Releases 2014 Tentative Budget

SARATOGA SPRINGS — he second annual Saratoga Mom Prom—a ladies night out—to beneit Saratoga County Children’s Committee is April 26 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at he Saratoga Hilton. Pull out your old prom gown or bridesmaid dress (or head to a consignment shop), accessorize in your era of prom and come join the fun. here will be dancing, lite fare, rale baskets as well as prom activities. Register for $55 and learn more at or call (518) 587-5392. Beneit a great cause and have fun reliving your prom memories. Age 21 and up are welcome and you do not need to be a mom to attend. Saratoga County Children’s Committee serves the needs of children throughout Saratoga County. It is a completely volunteer organization and without a paid staf, 100 percent of monies donated are spent to provide relief to children in need. he SCCC’s greatest efort is he Empty Stocking Project that provides over 800 children with holiday gits. Requests are received from agencies such as Domestic Violence Services, EOC, Franklin Community Center, Project Lit, Saratoga Early Intervention,

BALLSTON SPA — he Saratoga County tentative budget includes $8.5 million in discretionary spending cuts, no cost-of-living adjustments for management and conidential employees for the third year in a row, no raises for county supervisors for the ith year in a row and no new positions in this budget. he County proposed to retain its three percent local sales tax rate, which is the lowest in New York State and shared by only four other counties. At $2.28 per thousand dollars of

Saratoga County Social Services as well as Nurses in Saratoga County Schools. hroughout the year, the Committee provides such items as clothing, cribs and baby supplies, school supplies and sports equipment, along with special needs such as medical supplies and equipment and dental work. New members are always welcome. At this time, there is a need for volunteers willing to sponsor a child for he Empty Stocking Project. To volunteer for membership or to sponsor a child, call (518) 587-1236.

Budget Workshop Planned assessed value, the proposed property tax rate is also one of the lowest in the state and is below the property tax cap for the third consecutive year. “For the past three years, Saratoga County has taken a very aggressive approach toward reducing the expense side of our budget,” said County Administrator Spencer P. Hellwig, III. “We are now beginning to see the fruits of those labors. Our operating budget is stabilizing, and in 2014 we will have our lowest anticipated usage of fund balance in

seven years. At the same time, our tax rates are still among the lowest in the state. he 2014 tentative budget will continue to implement a decisive program to restore Saratoga County’s inancial stability.” A budget workshop for supervisors is scheduled for hursday, November 14 at 3 p.m. At that time, there will be a inal review of any proposed changes to the tentative budget before the Public Hearing on December 3 and inal adoption of the budget on December 11.

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Kidnapper’s Bail Increased BALLSTON SPA — Bail was increased to $50,000 cash or 100,000 bond for the man who is accused of kidnapping a former girlfriend and tying her up for hours ater it was determined he was a light risk. Ryan Place, 28, of 309 Greenield Ave. in Milton, was arrested last July, a week ater he allegedly kidnapped the former girlfriend. Place is presently incarcerated in the Saratoga County Jail. Bail had previously been set in town court at $25,000 cash/$50,000 bond. he charges of kidnapping in the second degree carry with them a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison. he 11-count indictment alleges these crimes occurred on July 21 of this year in the Towns of Saratoga and Milton. Prior to the sentencing of the charge of alleged kidnapping, Place led New York to Texas and was extradited from Texas. “We believe that because the defendant led from New York and went to Texas to avoid prosecution previously, he has demonstrated that he is, in fact, a light risk and that he disobeys the order of the court,” said Saratoga Springs District Attorney James Murphy III. “In addition, as a sex ofender and prior felon, he faces an  enhanced sentence and therefore we asked for bail to be increased.”

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Cheryl Anne Cahoon Banary SARATOGA SPRINGS — Cheryl Anne Cahoon Banary, 58, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, November 1. Born on November 22, 1954 in Winchendon, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Albert “James” Cahoon and the late Sheila Hill Cahoon who died in 1993. Cheryl worked in several states and areas for Bank of America. Her most recent employment was with Healthy Living Café in Wilton. Her coworkers there were very supportive and loving during Cheryl’s battle with cancer.

She loved to garden, especially flowers. She also enjoyed going camping. Her greatest love and passion was her animals including her dog Coco who also recently passed away. Survivors include her father James of Kingston; two sisters: Deborah Scheffel and her husband David of Saratoga Springs, and Michelle Staunch and her husband Joseph of Freehold; her significant other Ray Porter of Saratoga Springs; two nieces: Ashely Smith and Jaime Staunch; three nephew: Geoffrey Smith Sr., Joseph and Jesse Staunch; and a great nephew, Geoffrey Smith Jr.

George Nayef Kayatta NEW YORK CITY — George Nayef Kayatta, PhD, 69, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 1 in Saratoga Springs. After a long illness with many setbacks, he had come under the care of his sister, Jane Perkins-Huyck, and her husband Christopher J. Huyck, MD. Born in Brooklyn to Mitchell and Josephine Kayatta, George graduated with high honors from Notre Dame High School in Utica and earned his BA at St. Bonaventure University 1965 where his love of music influenced the rest of his life. He received his MA in Romance Literature and Language at SUNY Binghamton, PhD in French Literature at Case Western Reserve University (awarded NDEA Total Fellowship) 1970, LL.B from LaSalle University 1973 and became an Assistant Professor of Romance Language at St. John’s University in New York

City. He went on to contribute to music, literature, mathematics, the fine arts and martial arts. George is predeceased by his mother, Josephine Kayatta Apgar and his father, Mitchell Kayatta. Survivors include his sister Jane Perkins-Huyck and her husband Christopher J. Huyck, MD of Saratoga Springs; his brother Jerome C. Kayatta, DDS and his wife Mary Grace of Newark, Delaware; several cousins, nephews and nieces; life companion Catherine Moor-Jankowski of New York City and many lifelong devoted friends. Relatives and friends may call from 2–5 p.m. Sunday, November 10 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 11 at St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Ave. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013

Henry Louis Gagne

BALLSTON SPA — Henry Louis Gagne, 92, of Church Avenue Ballston Spa passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, October 29. “Lou” was born in the Town of Webb on October 24, 1921 to Louis P. and Agnes V. Gagne. He graduated from Schuylerville High School. he two loves of his life were family and piano. His wife, Mildred Gerard Gagne, and he spent 67 beautiful years together. Mildred died in 2009. His other love, piano, was introduced to him at age six. Ater four years of formal training, it was clear that he was a prodigy. He accompanied the Schuylerville High School Orchestra at age 10. He loved music, people and entertaining and he set of on his experience based musical career. While serving in WWII, Lou played in the backup band for a performance for the military by Dinah Shore. Once he returned from the war, he decided to start out on his solo piano career. That career

saw him playing for many local establishments. His favorite gigs included 16 years at the Trade Winds, many years at the Wishing Well, the Union Coach House and the Inn in Saratoga. One thing his following always remembered is that as they walked into the restaurant Lou would play their favorite song. Lou was predeceased ater 67 wonderful years by his wife Mildred Gagne, their only son Lynn Gagne, his half-brother Ernest Provost, his twin sisters Beatrice Standish and Blanche Lambert, his brother Charles Gagne, his sister Rose Natale and his brothers in law and sisters in law, Ida and Buck Gray, Ward and Eleanor Russ, Robert Fountain, Leona Blackwood and homas and Marie Gerard. His presence will be missed tremendously by his daughters Sandra (George) Stanislowsky, Dawn (Ed) Fewkes, his daughter-in-law Joyce Gagne; his grandchildren Jef (Robyn) Gagne, Tom (Diana) Gagne, Jenny (Paul) Madak, Michelle (Scott) Burlingame, Stephanie Stanislowsky, Jesse (iancée Sarah) Fewkes, Zachary (Megan) Fewkes, Josiah Fewkes and all his precious great-grandchildren Jefrey, Jacquelyn, Jordan, and Veronica Joy Gagne, Jonathon and Corin Gagne, Jordan, Joel, Samantha Madak, twins Brianna and Blake Madak, and Payton Ryan, his sister heresa Callahan, his brother James (Myrtle) Gagne, sisters in law Lena Gerard and Nina Fountain, brother in law June Blackwood, and many nieces and nephews.

Joyce C. Stephenson

BALLSTON SPA — Joyce C. Stephenson, 74, of Ballston Spa passed away peacefully Sunday, November 3 at Saratoga Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, ater a short illness. Born in Ballston Spa, October 28, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Natalie Hitchcock. She graduated from Ballston Spa High School in 1957 and

later attended the College of Saint Rose. In 2006, Joyce and her husband sold their house and lived in their motor home. She traveled extensively throughout the United States and met her goal of never seeing snow again. In recent years, she spent spring and summer in Galax, Virginia where they enjoyed the Blue Ridge Mountains and the music of the region. Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Robert J. Stephenson, her children Richard (Laila) Vincent of Ballston Spa and Melissa (Steve) Chambliss of Wilmington, Delaware. She will also be missed by her cherished granddaughter heresa Vincent, her brother William (Marie) Hitchcock, nephew Dale (Laurie) Hitchcock, and niece Deanna Hitchcock. She was predeceased by her parents, her irst husband Nile Patten, former husband Norman R. Vincent, daughter Dawn Marie Patten and brother George Hitchcock.

Denise Breitung Clark WILTON — Denise Breitung Clark, 66, passed away at home on Monday, November 4, ater a long courageous battle with cancer. The daughter of the late Peter and Hazel Breitung, she was born in 1947 in Port Jefferson on Long Island. She graduated from Earl L. Vandermuelen High School and Point Park Junior College. Denise retired from Verizon. A member of the Presbyterian New England Congregational Church, she recently became a deacon. Denise’s joy was her family and grandchildren. She was an avid reader and logged every book she read. She was a member of a close-knit book club that met monthly. Denise was introduced to

cruising by her grandmother, Ruth Bock, and embarked on many cruises with family and her cousin Sally. In addition to her parents, Denise was predeceased by two infant sons, Jamie and Peter. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, James L. Clark; daughter Jennifer F. Light (Peter); grandchildren Jack and Sarah Light, son Christopher B., sister Mildred Gaschott (Robert); many nieces and nephews and her lifelong friend Joan Fuhrman. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 8 at the Presbyterian New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs. Denise will be buried at sea.


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“Tuesdays With Morrie” Author Debuts New Book continued from page 1 each, standing alone, is almost damning with faint praise when you assess his career. He is, ater all, a writer. So this is one lede you don’t want to bury. Here’s the story: Q: When is the author of the best-selling memoir of all time coming to Saratoga Springs? A: Next Friday, November 15 at the Holiday Inn ballroom Northshire Bookstore has scored another plum as, in conjunction with WAMC (which will tape the event for later broadcasts throughout the NPR globe) welcomes Mitch Albom on the occasion of publishing his latest foray into storytelling, he irst phone call from heaven. Ater penning several wellregarded sports books and columns, Albom achieved his breakout in 1997 with the publication of Tuesdays with Morrie, a runaway best-seller and movie that happened by an accidental

viewing of Morrie Schwartz, Albom’s Brandeis professor who he had not seen in 16 years, on an ABC Nightline episode in which Schwartz talked about his struggles with ALS – “Lou Gehrig’s disease.” heir reunion, and the lessons that Albom learned from Schwartz during their visits on Tuesday’s until Morrie’s eventual passing imparted lifelong lessons that have proven to be inspirational to millions. Tuesdays was followed by smash ater smash. he Five People you Meet in Heaven was Albom’s irst venture into aterlife concepts, which forms the structure for his latest release. he irst phone call takes place in Coldwater, a small town near Lake Michigan, in which the townspeople are suddenly the objects of worldwide interest when townspeople reportedly start receiving calls from heavendwellers. As a mania extends, irst throughout, then far beyond the

village’s boarders, it becomes a pilgrimage destination for cell-phone toting believers hoping for a ring from the aterlife. “I found a small-town setting to be more realistic to have a small town transform quickly than a big city locale.” Albom said. “he town in its own way became a character.” Reached at his home in Detroit, Albom describes the saga of main character Sully Harding, a former pilot returning home from prison ater his wrongful conviction for the death of his wife. Harding makes it his oneman mission to debunk the myth. “He’s bitter because of his life circumstances,” Albom notes. “Plus, he’s got to deal with his 7-year-old son carrying around a toy phone asking when mommy’s going to call.” Myth or miracle? Charade or communications breakthrough? Don’t be surprised if you change your mind a few times as you

navigate the pages. Albom, as you can imagine, keeps himself busy. his is his irst visit to Saratoga Springs as one stop on a three-week, 20 city U.S. tour, in addition to media promotions to promote the new book. “I love these tours,” Albom said. “Not only do I get to see new places, but as you know writing can be a solitary practice. I’m proud to say that my books inspire people to share their own personal stories. It’s very gratifying.” In addition, Albom keeps up a regular sports column, as well as routine appearances on ESPN staples such as he Sports Reporters. “I don’t think I’ll ever give up deadline journalism.” He said. “It exercises diferent ‘mental muscles’ like cross-training your brain.” he result is a stronger product no matter what the vehicle is. I asked him, relatives aside, who

he wanted his irst phone call from heaven from. He didn’t hesitate, but you could hear him get emotional in relaying his response: “It would have to be from Morrie,” Albom said. “He never got to see the book.” And all that came ater. “I’d just ask him: How am I doing?”

Saratoga Springs City Council: Future Revenue by Arthur Gonick Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — he Tuesday, November 4 meeting of the Saratoga Springs City Council was notable both for its content and its length. Despite the fact that this meeting was less than half as long as the preceding one on October 15, the council was able to accomplish signiicant business while allowing for adequate discussion where it was relevant. Chief among these items was the passage, by a 5-0 roll call vote, of the amended 2014 city budget. In a concise presentation of general fund requests and changes, Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan detailed each department’s requests and why or why not they were selected to be added to the amended budget. he bottom line was that the general expense fund was increased

by $113,000, with only $13,000 of that balanced with revenue from increased property tax. he remaining $100,000 came from increased revenue projections that Madigan felt conident could be reached. his means that the original 0.68 percent property tax increase projection was increased slightly to 0.76 percent. On a home with a $350,000 assessed value, this works out to an annual increase of $16.05 in 2014. Comments were generally supportive around the council table, and given the fact that the next day was Election Day for many of them, notably concise before unanimous passage. Earlier in the meeting, a presentation by Saratoga Children’s heatre’s (SCT) executive director Meg Kelly detailed a potential source of additional revenue for the city. he Saratoga Music Hall, on the third loor of City Hall, is unused

during 72 percent of its potential hours. Two systemic factors were identiied that have led to this. he loor of the hall is not soundproofed to any extent, and thus the Music Hall cannot be used at all without disturbing the city court below when it is in session. Further, the hall currently cannot be used during the entire summer season because of the fact that it lacks air conditioning. While Kelly certainly felt that SCT could increase its use of the Music Hall if these two conditions were resolved, she felt a more important role was to have her organization partner with the city to assure that the Music Hall had everything in place to make it available to many organizations as frequently as possible. he presentation was very well received, notably by Commissioner of Public Works Anthony Scirocco, who sponsored the SCT presentation and

Horses Seen on Property of Convicted Abuser Ann Arnold brings more horses to her property GREENFIELD — Horses have reportedly been seen back on the property of a woman who was previously convicted of failure to properly care for the animals. Ann Arnold, 60, of 131 Wilton-Gansevoort Road was sentenced to three years probation on July 17, 2012 for 19 counts of failure to provide proper water, food and sustenance, in violation of state Agriculture and Markets

Law, and one count of seconddegree criminal nuisance. About 12 horses were reportedly delivered to the property over last weekend, which could be a violation of her probation even though Arnold hasn’t been formally charged with the offense at this time. She would face up to one year in jail if she was found guilty of the probation violation. On Monday, Saratoga County

District Attorney James Murphy III asked anyone who saw horses delivered to Arnold’s property to contact police and provide a sworn statement. This February, Arnold also admitted to a probation violation, saying she had not paid restitution or submitted a mental health evaluation. She also had admitted to having horses delivered to her property.

noted that the Music Hall was a wonderful, underutilized space and that the city’s investment in these types of improvements would pay for themselves rather quickly. Scirocco also recommended exploring acoustic augmentations as well. his would have to go through the RFP and capital budget process to actually proceed, but the council is rarely presented with an opportunity of this nature for an existing facility. In other council news: •Commissioner Madigan also delivered her third quarter inancial report for the city, noting that they were generally on track against projections. She also detailed ive excess fund balance recommendations from the 2012 budget, which the council passed unanimously. •Commissioner Scirocco

announced a Veterans Day ceremony at the Tempered by Memory memorial in High Rock Park •Supervisors Matthew Veitch and Joanne Yepsen both gave their perspectives on the proposed 2014 Saratoga County Budget (see Week in Review, page 4). •Public Safety Commissioner Mathiesen received unanimous approval to amend the city code to allow for a stop sign on the intersection of Ludlow Street and Jumel Place; and to have alternate side-of-the-street parking in efect each day during the Saratoga horoughbred racing meet. Mathiesen called upon Police Chief Greg Veitch to read a statement regarding the SSPD’s conduct during and ater the late night incident involving Darryl Mount, Jr. (See the story on page 1).


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Town of Malta Grapples with Ethics Issues MALTA – he monthly Malta town board meeting on Wednesday, November 6 was moved back because of Election Day. An extra hour was added for some anticipated public comment about the town’s 2014 budget, which turned out to be minimal. Later in the meeting, the town council passed a $9,521,866 budget for 2014 by a 5-0 vote, with Councilperson Tara homas needing to oicially abstain from two payroll line items. he budget anticipated two percent sales tax growth from 2013 and estimates that $456,000 will be needed to be drawn from the reserve fund to balance 2014 expenses. he major items on the agenda centered on the subject of ethics, in

light of the town’s ethics committee recently citing Town Clerk Flo Sickels (who was at her seat during this meeting). homas, who is Sickels’ daughter, recused herself during this portion of the meeting and let the room. A discussion about the merits of the ethics committee’s indings were handled in executive session and have not been made public at this time. he public did hear a discussion led by Supervisor Paul Sausville as to other recommendations by the ethics committee which could be regarded as procedural. he town council did reairm that attorney Christine Karsky of Saratoga Springs would continue to

advise the ethics committee for the balance of 2013 as needed. Carsky was referred to the committee during its most recent deliberations. he ethics committee made several recommendations arising out of that complaint iling, which ranged from making procedures for iling complaints clearer and less ambiguous, to recommending ethics training, to an examination and perhaps an overhaul of either the ethics section of the employee manual, or revise the entire manual. he committee also recommended an examination of how town employees report their work on behalf of not-for-proit (NFP) organizations, though it was unclear to many on the town board whether the

committee was referring to those NFP’s that were doing business with the town, or any NFP. Many of these recommendations were strongly objected to by town councilpersons Paul Hartzell and Maggi Ruisi, whose remarks indicated that they felt the town council was over-genulecting in response to one incident, in the manner of using a bazooka to slay a hummingbird. “A waste of time,” was Ruisi’s response to some of the committee’s recommendations. Hartzell was even more strident in his objections, noting that the town had just completed an extensive review of its 100 plus page employee manual. Both of them

said they thought that complaint procedures were clear at the present time Hartzell also felt that the committee should make a list of speciic items in the manual that might be worth examining and said that a list could be generated of NFP’s that did business with the town, which would be small and procedures developed around that limited universe. In the end, the town board agreed to have Sausville drat a memo back to the ethics committee asking for speciicity about areas in the employee manual they found troubling and to pay an outside consultant $300 for a general overlook of it.

Interfaith Remembrance of JFK Assassination SARATOGA SPRINGS — Congregation Shaara Tfille, 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs will host “Remembering JFK” an Interfaith Service on Friday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. The service will commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the death of America’s our thirty-fifth President. The service will be conducted by Dr. Kenneth S. Blatt, Rabbi/Cantor from Congregation Shaara Tfille and will include readings, music, songs, historical commentary and personal reflections of this tragic event from a broad crosssection of representatives from both the religious and secular community. In addition to Rabbi Blatt, these community members will participate: Father Paul J. Borowski C.Ss. R., St. Clements Church, Saratoga Springs Rev. Coqui Conley, Presbyterian-New England

Congregational Church, Saratoga Springs Father Neil Draves-Arpaia, Saratoga Springs Rev. Dr. James Fenimore and Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost, Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, Saratoga Springs Rev. Dominic Ingemie, Church of St. Peter Rev. Richard Hofman, Saratoga Hospital and Nursing Home Rabbi Boaz Marmon, Congregation Shaaray Tefila, Glens Falls Michael Clement (pianist) Thomas W. Hebert, Commandant and Color Guard Spa Detachment 641, Marine Corps League, Ballston Spa Former Saratoga Springs Mayor Ken Klotz, speaking on behalf of Mayor-elect Joanne Yepsen Dr. Robert Orban (trumpet) will play “Taps”

A.J. Sarno, Longfellows Interfaith Prayer Meeting Lou Schneider and Sid Gordon, Jewish Veterans of Foreign Wars, Saratoga Springs branch Congressman Paul Tonko “The assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 was a monumental tragedy in American history. Not since Abraham Lincoln was killed in 1863, has the death of one man had such repercussions on our nation.” Rabbi Blatt said. “This youthful, inspirational and handsome leader had captured the imagination of the American public following a very close election and his sudden, violent death was a shock to the entire American populace.” Rabbi Blatt continued, “For those of us who remember the events of November 22 and its aftermath, the commemoration

of the 50th anniversary will be a very significant moment of reflection. Not only did we lose a great president, but we lost what many refer to as ‘our innocence.’ Through the use of Biblical scripture, inspirational and patriotic music and personal reflections from both religious

and civic leaders, I hope that this commemoration can serve as a means of bringing this community together.” his event is open to the public. here will be light refreshments following the service. For more information or to RSVP, please call (518) 584-2370 or email

City Man Dies in Fall From Window by Arthur Gonick Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — here’s never a good time to hear about bad news, and the news about the untimely passing of Kyle York, 59, hit me like a lightning bolt on hursday morning. Kyle would be proud to be remembered as an involved individual in his adopted hometown of Saratoga Springs. hough he had family roots in Warren County, he made his claim to fame in NYC and subsequently renounced the rat race for a life of human scale. Kyle was a writer, an excellent one, but his best

mode of communication was always face-to-face. He had a warm, engaging smile and a rare sense of tolerance. While he was passionate in his beliefs, his door was always open to diferent perspectives. You might not change his mind, in fact it would be a rare and special thing to do so, but with Kyle you knew that he thrived on the give-and-take, particularly over a lingering glass of wine. hough we shared obvious common interests of writing and politics, what might surprise people is that more oten than not music would be the subject of our chats. If they sold them, Kyle would have been a season

ticket holder at Café Lena, for original music was truly his thing. I was very happy that Kyle was part of our tenth anniversary of 9/11 issue here at the paper and I am conident that you will appreciate the perspective he brought to the table on this docs/st_090911_full But most of all, I know Kyle would be most proud of seeing any tribute to him on his passing bearing a Saratoga Springs dateline. So there you have it. Rest in peace, my friend. A seat at Damon Runyon’s and Studs Terkel’s table is waiting for you in heaven. They want you to order the wine.

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patrol on Caroline Street saw Mount shove a woman into the side of a brick building, striking her head. As the officers approached and commanded him to stop, Mount

turned and Broadway, in front of Building. With the suit, he ran

sprinted toward heading south the Washington officers in purinto the newly

constructed alleyway, and then into the still-under-construction backside of the building. Tasers were fired, but none connected with the fleeing Mount, and while one officer

continued to chase Mount, assisting officers attempted to circle around the building in an effort to cut off Mount’s escape. No one, said Veitch, ever went into a building. Mount ran to the back of the Washington building where he got onto the scaffolding that lines the backside of the building and either fell or jumped from the scaffolding, suffering serious, life-threating injuries. Moments after he fell, bouncers from Gaffneys who had heard the noise, along with other responding officers found him lying on the ground. A SSPD investigator also happened to respond that the same time and immediately began photographing the scene. Veitch said they have also reviewed all of the surveillance videos of the incident and said they clearly show the series of events. “There are many reasons that we cannot release video evidence,” said Veitch. “All subjects have a right to a fair trial and we must be very careful to not jeopardize a criminal court case by releasing video that a potential juror may see and form an opinion as to the guilt or innocence of someone before they have had their day in court.” Continuing, Veitch said they also are not releasing the video because it shows a victim being hurt by violence. “Privacy concerns of uninvolved persons on video that we release must also be considered,” said Veitch. “We must consider if a witness to a crime is shown and the risk to that witness if their identity becomes known to the suspect. In some cases, like domestic violence incidents, we must always consider the confidentiality of the investigation and the impact that releasing the video of an incident may have on a victim. All potential victims must know that this police department will not release video of their being victimized unless compelled to do so by legal authority.” As for not requesting an outside investigation, into the Mount incident, Veitch said he is confident of the investigation conducted by his department. “It is my responsibility alone to ensure that questions

of officer conduct are investigated thoroughly and objectively,” continued Veitch. “In addition, Saratoga Springs has an elected Public Safety Commissioner to provide civilian oversight of the police department.” Veitch said he is bothered by some of the allegations that have surfaced following Mount’s accident, including the one by a woman at a council meeting. “Some very serious allegations have been made against specific police officers at the public comment period of some recent city council meetings,” said Veitch. “Those allegations have been investigated and have been found to be without merit. Some of the allegations made were against police officers who were not even on duty at the time of the alleged incidents.” As for the woman who claimed she was choked unconscious, Veitch noted that all video surveillance shows those allegations were unfounded. “Accusations of an officer choking an arrested female into unconsciousness are not supported by video surveillance of the incident are completely false,” said Veitch. He added that if anyone wanted an outside investigation, they could go to any one of a number of agencies for help. “There are several agencies that are lawfully charged with investigating misconduct of public officials, including police officers,” said Veitch. “Any lawyer or advocacy group would know which agencies conduct investigations of this nature. I will stress, as I have in the past, that all allegations of officer misconduct are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. I stand by the integrity of the investigations conducted in recent matters and feel that an outside investigation is not warranted.” Continuing he added, “All of the evidence [in the Mount case] in our possession supports what the officers on the scene have said happened. It is our opinion that it is more important that Mr. Mount gets the medical care he needs than it is for the police department charge him with any

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Mountainman Supply Has Expanded SARATOGA SPRINGS — Downtown Saratoga’s outdoor store is growing. Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company, at 490

Broadway, has expanded and will not only offer more of the quality clothing and footwear it is known for but also feature kayaks, SUP’s

and camping gear. The store will celebrate its expansion with a weeklong sale, from November 4 through 11. “With a bigger store we can offer an even greater selection of name brand clothing and footwear, and increase the breadth of our camping and travel gear,” said store buyer Andy Getty. “We will also be the winter headquarters for our canoe and kayak shop located at the Fish Creek Marina.” Mountainman Outdoors, an independently-owned outdoor purveyor with stores in Saratoga and the Adirondacks, opened in Saratoga Springs six years ago as a Life is Good franchise. But the

Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company store manager Lori McCasland and assistant Cory Reid.

store soon responded to Saratoga shoppers’ needs for high-end outdoor fashions by offering such favorites and hard to find brands as North Face, Patagonia, Marmot, Prana, Ibex, Keen, Smartwool and Ugg Australia, along with the Life is Good label. Last spring, Mountainman expanded its canoe and kayak business to Saratoga Springs at Fish Creek about five miles away. Shoppers may now view and purchase kayaks canoes and paddleboards from the Broadway store.  The stores has added 1,400 feet of retail space formerly

occupied by the Flores Gallery, which recently relocated further south on Broadway. The expansion recognizes the vitality of Saratoga Springs. “It’s amazing how busy this town is 12 months a year,” said Getty. “We definitely see the racing crowd and college students. But we also see Saratoga as a stopping off point for people heading from New York to Montreal and Adirondacks. This is a town that is rich with foot traffic all year and our store has developed a large and devoted local following.”

VNA Relocates Saratoga County Office to Saratoga Springs SARATOGA SPRINGS — he Visiting Nurse Association of Albany, Saratoga and Rensselaer (VNA), a certiied home health care agency, recently relocated their Saratoga County oice to 517 Broadway, Saratoga Springs providing a convenient base for VNA clinicians who serve patients who reside in Saratoga County. he VNA has been serving patients in Saratoga County since the early 1980s. his oice is managed by Teresa Bravata, RN, a resident of Saratoga Springs; and is the clinical operations hub for the skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapist stafs, home health aides, LPN support staf and clinical managers that services patients in their Saratoga County homes. Visiting Nurses Home Care (VNHC), a licensed home care agency and an ailiate of the VNA, will eventually share the oice space with the VNA. With anticipated growth for both organizations, this new oice provides the space and centralized location for staf training and recruitment. “We are delighted to have our

oices in a landmark location in the historic and vibrant city of Saratoga Springs,” said Susan Larman, VNA CEO. “We welcome the opportunity to continue to provide skilled nursing and rehabilitation services to an expanded patient population, and have the visibility that this oice location provides.” he VNA has deep roots in the region, dating back to 1880, so it’s itting that the new location has its own history in Saratoga. Built in 1936, the building operated as a theater until 1980 and then eventually was converted to oice and retail space over the past 20 years. he VNA of Albany, Saratoga and Rensselaer is a Medicare and Medicaid certiied non-proit home health care agency governed by a board of directors of community members. he agency was founded in 1880 by a small group of public-spirited citizens who were concerned about the lack of home care in the Albany area. he VNA provides skilled nursing, rehabilitation services and home health aides to the counties it serves.

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Two Local Winners for StartUp Weekend SARATOGA SPRINGS – After a long, 54-hour effort to get their ideas to a tangible, business pitch Campus Switch was the winner from the original field of 18 ideas, 61 participants for StartUp Weekend Saratoga Two. Campus Switch is the brainchild of Jared Lackey who created a team of Skidmore students, his peers, to take the need that college students have, short term equipment, clothing and accessories for a particular timeframe—a weekend or so—and created a consignment-like web and in-person business model to create quick cash opportunities for students. The runner up was Fuel Up, another Skidmore team led by Patrick Pierre-Victor that added correct nutrition to complement a desired workout and to add to the physical results. “Most of the local colleges were represented at this event with a team coming all the way from Babson, too,” said Robert Manasier, facilitator and organizer of this event and CEO of In Focus Brands. “The participants

ranged from 18 to 60 years old which helps us start the conversations across the ecosystem. The passion and effort were palpable. Skidmore provided a great location and resources to guarantee a success. My staff was so impressed with all the teams that we are giving free application access to our co-development fund Diamond Point Co-Development Fund” ( he future for the winners will be the initial process that In Focus Brands and its ailiates have used to bring over 80 companies, products and ideas to market. “The next phase of accelerated growth starts this week for the winning team,” continued Manasier. “We are proud to be a value-added piece to this community. Our goal is to be part of the solution and to bring all the great local resources together to further the economy and the infrastructure for future success.” The third place team, Teamote, created a web service for fantasy gamers to socially link and profile teams and individuals.

IAG of New York Hires Colin Nevins

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Colin Nevins of Saratoga Springs is welcomed as an Insurance Intern by Insurance Agency Group of New York LLC, a full service insurance agency with over 40 years experience. Nevins is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. He has spent the last four years working in Los Angeles, California in ilm production and various writers’ rooms. Nevins specialized in reviewing and writing scripts for clients as well as creative research, fact checking and liaison to production oices


Dick’s Sporting Goods Bigger and Better

SARATOGA SPRINGS – With its recent expansion and renovations, Dick’s Sporting Goods at Wilton Mall is bigger and better with new features for the sports-minded and outdoors type. It’s grand opening is scheduled for Sunday, November 10. Featuring specialized hands-on customer experiences centers in the golf, archery and bike areas, the new Dick’s is now 51,000-square-feet of retail space. In the golf department, customers can utilize a putting green, golf simulator and club-itting center. For those who love archery, there

is an archery lane with an on-site bow technician; and bicyclists can bring in their bikes for safety inspections, tuneups and assemblies. he irst 100 adults in line on Sunday will have the opportunity to participate in a Mystery Git Card Giveaway where they will receive an unmarked Dick’s Sporting Goods git card in varying denominations ranging from $5 to $500. here will be only one $500 winner and people are limited to one per person and they must be over 18 years of age. In addition to the Mystery Git Card Giveaway the irst 100 people in

line in Sunday will receive a free Under Armour TechT-Shirt. “We’re pleased to be opening an expanded and enhanced Dick’s Sporting Goods in Saratoga Springs, which will enable us to better serve the needs of athletes in the community,” said Lauren Hobart, senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “With our unsurpassed customer service and the best equipment in the industry, we look forward to continued success in the market and to reintroducing customers to this location.”

Capital District Law Firm Expands to Saratoga

Saratoga Hospital Foundation Legacy Society Honors Terry Lee SARATOGA SPRINGS — he Saratoga Hospital Foundation Legacy Society recently honored Terry Lee at a luncheon at Longfellow’s Inn and Restaurant. he Legacy Society acknowledges those individuals who have made a future commitment to the hospital. his commitment oten comes in the form of a simple bequest through a will, but there are many other charitable vehicles that can be used, such as charitable trusts, gits of life insurance, real estate and charitable git annuities.


Terry was honored for her 23 years as executive director of Saratoga Hospital Foundation. During that time, she raised more than $41 million for Saratoga Hospital, created a culture of philanthropy both within and outside the hospital and raised the bar for fundraising throughout the Capital Region. New Legacy Society members in attendance, who received the exclusive 14k gold De Jonghe ivy pin, included Karl Broekhuizen and Mary DiSanto-Rose.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Capital Region law irm Anderson, Moschetti & Tafany recently opened a new oice in Saratoga Springs. he oice, at 358 Broadway, Suite 206, opened October 15 and ofers Saratoga County area clients convenient access to the irm’s award-winning practice.   “hose individuals and families in need of representation in personal injury and criminal cases now have a local oice to go to discuss their case,” said irm partner Peter Moschetti, who is a longtime resident of Saratoga Springs. “Our irm has for many years been recognized as one of the top personal injury law irms in upstate New York—this expansion makes our attorneys accessible to even more people who can beneit from our representation.” he newly opened Saratoga oice is located in the stately Granite Palace Building on Broadway. his

40,000-square-feet historical brick building is a prestigious; class A oice and retail building in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs. As Saratoga County continues its rapid growth, Jefrey Anderson, Peter Moschetti and David Tafany determined Saratoga Springs was the right choice for the irm’s expansion. he newly opened Saratoga oice allows the lawyers to better serve their current clients.  It also positions them for growth, attracting new clients in the Saratoga region with the convenience of an oice in the heart of the city.   Anderson, Moschetti and Tafany have worked together for more than 25 years. he irm specializes in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, achieving record setting verdicts in upstate New York. hey have successfully settled thousands of cases involving motor vehicle accidents, defective products, medical negligence, nursing

home negligence, premises defects and construction site accidents. Attorneys Moschetti and Tafany also have a highly successful record defending individual and corporate clients in criminal matters, government investigations, and criminal litigation in local, state and federal courts. Each of the three partners has earned the highest rating available for outstanding achievement in legal ability and professional ethics: the AV(r) Preeminent (tm) Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  All three attorneys have practiced in the Capital Region for decades, each having earned their degree from Albany Law School. Additionally, all three live in Saratoga County. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the new Saratoga Springs oice of Anderson, Moschetti & Tafany at (518) 306-5800.



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Shmalts Hires Shelby Schneider and Paul McErlean CLIFTON PARK – Shelby Schneider, known for her work at Saratoga Economic Development Corporation has made a big move—she joined Shmaltz Brewing Company as their firstever marketing director, along with local brewmaster, Paul McEarlean. Shmaltz entered the Upstate New York region this past spring when they opened a brand new 20,000-square-foot brewery in Clifton Park. The award-winning beer company doubled its staff by hiring 10 new regional employees. Based on her extensive business-to-business marketing experience, Schneider joined Shmaltz following a 13-year stint as the Director of Marketing and Economic Development Specialist at SEDC. While at SEDC, she was instrumental in administering Saratoga County’s “Empire Zone Program,” providing marketing and communications support for the development of the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Malta and was integral in attracting to the area, GlobalFoundries which brought over 2,000 direct jobs to Saratoga County and another 5,000 in construction, service and support jobs. Longtime Shmaltz brewer McErlean signed on as Brewmaster at the new brewery; McErlean exclusively brewed Shmaltz’s beers while contracted through Mendocino Brewing Company’s facility in Saratoga Springs for the last 10 years. McErlean is a 20-year veteran craft brewer who began his career after finishing the master brewer’s program at the University of California-Davis. Following two four-year stints at Lowell Brewing Company in Lowell, Massachusetts and The Van Dyck in Schenectady, he was

the brewmaster at Olde Saratoga Brewing Company and currently judges at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Now the full-time Brewmaster at Shmaltz, McErlean has three assistant brewers: Mike Myers, Richie Saunders and Chris DuFrain. Rounding out the Shmaltz staff is an exceptionally talented marketing and sales team, onsite brewery management and packaging crew. Award-winning Art Director Matt Polacheck took home two Gold Medals for “Best 12-Pack Carrier” and “Best Paper Label” at the 2010 World Beer Championships’ Global Packaging Awards. Polacheck also won “Best In Show” with Beverage World Magazine’s “BevStar Awards” and a gold medal with the publication’s Global Packaging Design Awards, Worldwide Innovation. Since 2007, National Sales Manager Zak Davis has been an essential member of the Shmaltz sales staff. Initially hiring Cowan to speak at a Hillel event in Sacramento, Davis came on board to oversee sales for the western region. He currently directs Shmaltz’s distribution network of regional wholesalers and sales reps around the country. Bob Craven, former general manager of Olde Saratoga Brewing Company, is the new GM of Shmaltz’s new brewery; his son Geoff Craven is the warehouse manager. Additional brewery employees now include packaging supervisor Brent Rusche, formerly at Magic Hat Brewing and Cricket Hill Brewery, packaging assistants Chris Anderson and Amanda Gomez, and Tasting Room manager Scooter Clifford. The regional sales staff features Northeast and NYC sales rep Mike Pearson, Mid-Atlantic and

NYC sales rep Jeremy Siegel, southeast sales rep Greg Lynn, midwest sales rep Tom Prusila, west and northwest sales rep Marin Kasper and San Francisco and California sales rep Jon Wilner. For 17 years, Shmaltz championed contract brewing and developed a dedicated cult following for their award-winning HE’BREW—The Chosen Beers. Breaking company tradition, Shmaltz opened its own New York State production brewery in July 2013, boasting a 50-barrel brewhouse with 20,000 barrels of annual capacity. The new Shmaltz brewery packages 12 and 22-ounce bottles and kegs of their diverse core and seasonal favorites. Several new releases for Chanukah 2013 are now nationally available, including Jewbelation Reborn—17 malts, 17 hops, 17 percent alcohol— the fourth annual HE’BREW Holiday Gift Pack and Shmaltz’s first-ever Black IPA, Death of a Contract Brewer—seven malts, seven hops, seven percent alcohol). Shmaltz continues their

acclaimed barrel-aging projects, utilizing a current inventory of more than 300 bourbon, rye whiskey and tequila barrels. For Tasting Room hours and information about brewery tours visit ranked Shmaltz Brewing Company in 2013 as one of the Top 100 Brewers in the World, The company has won nine gold and five silver medals in the World Beer Championships in 2012. A recipient of the “Distinguished Business Award” by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Shmaltz was also included in the Top 50 Fastest Growing Bay Area Companies by San Francisco Business Times. Founder and still sole proprietor Jeremy Cowan established the company in San Francisco in 1996 with the first 100 cases of He’brew Beer which now sells across 35 states, through 40 wholesalers and nearly 4,000 retailers. In 2007, Shmaltz released a new line of craft brewed lagers under the

Shelby Schneider

Coney Island banner. Alchemy and Science, a craft beer incubator, owned by Boston Beer (Sam Adams) recently acquired the Coney Island brand. In 2010/11, Cowan published his small business memoir, Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah: How It Took 13 Years, Extreme Jewish Brewing, and Circus Sideshow Freaks to Make Shmaltz Brewing Company an International Success. A free sampling of Chapter One and suggested beer pairings, can be viewed at www.

Dan Collins Partners With Sotheby’s International Realty SARATOGA SPRINGS – Dan Collins, formerly of D.A. Collins, recently joined forces with Select Sotheby’s International Realty. “I felt compelled to become a part of this company, so John [Burke] and I began a series of discussions of how I could become a part of select Sotheby’s International Realty by buying out John’s one remaining partner,” said Collins.

Sotheby’s also recently signed an exclusive 25-year master franchise agreement with Prime Realty to develop Sotheby’s through out the United Arab Emirates with its first office set to open next to Dubai’s Burj Khalifa this month. “The opening of the Sotheby’s International Realty office in Dubai has special significance here in upstate New York,” said

John Burke, president and CEO of Sotheby’s. “The significance of the equine community both in Saratoga Springs and in Dubai is evident in the number of horse farms in both communities.” The ruler of Dubai, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashib Al Maktoum built a $100 million horse farm in Saratoga Springs. “From a marketing perspective this is a fantastic opportunity

to cross market our many upstate New York horse farms with out affiliate in Dubai,” said Joanne DiMarco, vice president of Sotheby’s. “This, combined with the Sotheby’s International Realty exclusive farm and ranch website [will] allow our company unparalleled access to marketing equine properties.” Collins, a graduate of Seina College, was employed with

D.A. Collins Construction, most recently as vice president of business development. He has served on the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Leadership Saratoga Alumni Association Board and New York Construction Materials Board of Directors. He was also named as a “40 Under 40” honoree by the Capital District Business Review in 2011.


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Remembering Our Veterans by Gene Corsale Saratoga TODAY his Monday is Veteran’s Day and in Canada this day is referred to as Remembrance Day; and remembrance of this day and what it represents to our nation is the reason we pay special homage to that class of American called “Veteran.” Today we gather to honor a most important part of our society—our military veterans. hey are our countrymen and women who answered their nation’s call to military duty in times of need and peril. It is these people who leave a tranquil type of life to enter a period of military service pledging to preserve and protect our nation and the freedoms we enjoy. hey take an oath pledging that they solemnly swear to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic and bear truth, faith and allegiance to the same. hey pledge to obey the orders of the President of the United States and all oicers appointed over them in accordance with the uniform code of military justice and they proudly step forward and make that pledge. he pledge that begins their military life; their service to country that eventually leads to their life time designation as an American Veteran. Millions of Americans have raised their right hand and taken that pledge and have distinguished themselves by courageously upholding that oath. It is to them that we stand here in their honor today. In our wars beginning with World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf, 31,337,741 Americans have served in our country’s military in that time span. Of that number, 502,724 have made the supreme sacriice in the cause of Freedom giving us their tomorrows so that we may have our todays. Since the days of Valley Forge,

the beaches at Normandy, the sands of Iwo Jima, Hamburger Hill and the frozen Chosin, the Tet Ofensive, the Cold War, Desert Storm, Dominican Republic, Panama, Granada, Somalia, Bosnia and today the mountains of Afghanistan and the streets of Iraq. American servicemen and women have served valiantly and heroically in the cause of the preservation of freedom. Just who is this person we address as a veteran? In World War I, he was the doughboy, in World War II and Korea, the G.I., in Nam, the grunt and among other titles he has been referred to as dogface, swabbie, gyrene, Fly Boy, Airdale, Seabee and Leatherneck. Despite all those titles, what he actually was is the American citizen. Soldier, sailor, marine, airman, guardsman called—from a peaceful civilian life to military service to defend not only their Country’s freedom but the world’s freedom as well. hey are those Americans who take to the sky in planes, those who go down to the sea in ships, in harms way, those seeking refuge in foxholes—they represent America’s best; the country’s inest asset; our young people. Like generations before them and throughout our history they recognize their duty, their obligation and they serve. In Sweden, there is an international world peace prize called the Nobel Peace award given for outstanding contributions to peace. he award is usually bestowed on an individual recognizing some personal diplomatic deed. he primary qualiication criterion for the award is to make an outstanding contribution toward peace. However, continually overlooked in the selection process is the American veteran who most certainly meets that requirement. hrough the actions of the American Veteran, the world has

experienced the restoration and preservation of peace worldwide on not one but two occasions in one century. No other nation’s people in history have made such an unselish contribution. he world owes that type Nobel Peace award recognition to the military men of that greatest generation and their fathers before them who achieved the goal of peace in civilization’s darkest hours. I ask you, who better to be a most worthy recipient of this world wide peace award than the American Veteran? Sadly in our country’s history there have been instances when the Veteran has not been widely acclaimed, or respected, or even remembered. Beginning with the conlict in Korea—initially called a police action then a war—starting just four years ater the end of World

War II and in a period when the world was at peace. he country’s mood toward Veterans appeared uncaring, a citizenry with no feelings regarding those who served; a mood that caused the Korean War to be termed the “Forgotten War” by the participants. he mood carried on ater that conlict and was best described by the engraving on a memorial stone and plaque dedicated by Korean Veterans at the Saratoga National Cemetery. he plaque states: “In time of danger and not before, God and the soldier all men adore; danger past and all is righted, God is forgotten and the soldier slighted.” In recent memory, the Veteran has been ridiculed, abused and in some instances, spat upon ater returning from the battleields of Vietnam by various uncaring segments of our society. hose were traumatic days

with our country torn apart in a most controversial war. Today we have witnessed a rebirth of Patriotism and concern for Veterans—Veteran memorial monuments are erected, best selling books written, national cemeteries dedicated, lags displays are plentiful and lying. he military servicemen, the Veteran is once again held in high esteem. And that is as it should be. We are a proud nation dedicated to the principles of freedom—a nation of people willing to defend their precious heritage of freedom. In the history of our country, in the personal resume of an individual, in the pursuit of everyday life, there is no greater title, no greater honor and no greater identity than to make the statement “I am a Veteran.” God bless our Veterans; God bless and watch over our service women and men and God bless this nation that we love—America.


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A Voice for Veterans: Veterans Day

by Jackie Kingsland Saratoga TODAY

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, a temporary cessation of hostilities, an armistice, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany. Celebrating Armistice Day began the next year. Since that time, November 11th became a federal holiday in 1938. After the World Wars and the Korean War, Armistice Day became known as Veteran’s Day to honor veterans of all wars, when President Eisenhower signed legislation on June 1, 1954, changing the name of the holiday. Whether active military deployed overseas, or serving our

country during Operation Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and let’s not forget the Vietnam War or seeing combat during multiple battles, November 11th is a day designated to pay tribute to those men and women in uniform whose strides are with discipline and their actions, with honor. One of the best ways to extend your gratitude for the veteran’s and their families and loved ones is to thank them for their service. Acknowledge and respect all they’ve had to give up and everything they had to endure, try to imagine what our nation would have to undergo if these service members didn’t

sacrifice for our freedom, how they said good bye, some temporarily, and others for the last time, so we could continue on with our daily lives in peace; without body armor, without weapon, without continuously being in harm’s way. Stand proud. Extend your hand and say thank you, hug the family members’ whose loved ones did not return home and remember that although the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down, the wars inside the hearts and minds of many veterans lingers on. Recognize and honor their service and sacrifice. One of many poems written is included below, ( a very itting poem to pay tribute to our veterans:

VETERANS DAY By Cheryl Dyson On Veterans Day we honor all Who answered to a service call Soldiers young, and soldiers old Fought for our freedom, brave and bold. Some have lived while others died And all of them deserve our pride. We’re proud of all our soldier’s who Kept thinking of red, white and blue. They fought for us and all of our rights, hey fought through many days and nights. And though we may not know each name, We thank ALL veterans just the same.

A Notable Mention: On Veterans Day, VFW Post 420 will again host a “Gallery of Valor” picture display to recognize all veterans who has served during a period of conflict. Beginning at 11 am, there will be a public ceremony at the VFW Post located at 190 Excelsior Avenue. More information can be obtained by contacting Jim Hartman at (518) 587-6944 and Gene Ratigliano, (518) 885-9666. As always, thank you to all the veterans and their families and loved ones for all that you do.

Veterans Day Calendar & Discounts Freebies and Discounts for Veterans Free 12 oz. Coffee and Donut at Price Chopper: Monday, November 11, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Remembering and honoring all who have served our country. Free Entrée at Applebee’s– Veterans and Active Duty: Enjoy a free signature entrée on Veteran’s Day. Chili’s–free meal: Chili’s is ofering all military veterans, past and present, their choice of one of seven meals during the dinner hour, or any lunch combo during lunch. Ofer only available at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Golden Corral–Free Meal: he 13th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation Monday dinner is available to any person who has ever served in the United States military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner. For more information visit www. Red Lobster–Free Appetizer: on Veteran’s Day with military

ID or proof of service. Veterans may choose from a select list of appetizers. Red Robin, Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries: for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service. Red Robin is also partnering with Heinz for Veteran’s Day to beneit the Wounded Warrior Project and will also donate $10,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project. www. The Olive Garden–Free Entrée: Ofer good for veterans and active duty military during regular business hours. Choose from a special menu; all entrées include freshly baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad. Family members dining with them receive 10 percent of their order. Proof of service required. Free Meal at the Garden Buffet: Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Just show your military ID or veteran card. Free Car Wash for Veterans– Hoffman Car Wash: Monday only, military ID required. Free Lunch on Veterans Day–TGI Fridays: 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. hank you, Veterans!

Veterans Events Second Annual Saratoga County Veterans Service Agency Trust Fund 5K and 1 Mile Children’s Run: Hudsons Crossing Park, 101 Route 32, Schuylerville, Saturday, November 9, 9 a.m. For more information visit The First Call of Duty: Honoring the Veterans of 1775 and Beyond Fort Ticonderoga, 30 Fort Ti Rd, Ticonderoga, November 9, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga honors veterans. Explore the service of the irst American soldiers called to serve their ledgling nation. Discover both the common and uncommon sacriice of soldiers at Ticonderoga as well as the soldiers that continue this proud tradition. he cost is $10 per person and payable at the door. Veterans, Friends of Fort Ticonderoga and children four and under are admitted free of charge. For more information visit www. Military Appreciation Parade and Picnic Riverview Center, Menands, Saturday, November 9, noon–4 p.m. Parade will step of at the Riverview Center at noon and will continue down Broadway, heading north, ending at the Capital District Farmers Market, 381 Broadway, Menands . At the Farmers Market there will be food, rales, music

and a cake walk. Free admission, food for purchase. Any active duty military and veterans are invited to participate in the parade and picnic. Please meet at the Riverview center at 11 a.m. if you are able to participate. For those that are not able to march transportation will be provided. Proceeds to beneit Wounded Warriors, USO, and Blue Star Mothers. For more information contact Aileen Nicoll (518) 461-1369 or Meg Grenier (518) 463-5196. Patriot Hills of New York–Veteran Gala and Military Ball Hilton Garden Inn, 534 Broadway Saratoga Springs, Saturday, November 9, 6–11 p.m. here will be a cocktail reception, bufet dinner, dancing, guest speaker NYS Senator Hugh Farley and more. For more information call (518) 355-5513. Second Annual Veterans Day 5 K Saratoga Spa State Park, Warming Hut, Sunday, November 10, 10 a.m. Saratoga Springs Fireighters proudly present he Second Annual Veteran’s Day 5K. All proceeds beneit Operation Adopt A Soldier. OAS provides support to our military men and women currently ighting overseas and after they come home. Awards will be given to the first place veteran, firefighter, man and woman. There will be an after party at Dangos on Caroline

Street with food, beverages and live music by Hot Cousin. Albany’s Annual Veteran’s Day Parade Corner of Central Ave. and Partridge St., Albany, Monday, November 11, 11 a.m. here are approximately 23.2 million military Veterans in the United States. Honor them today at Albany’s annual Veterans Day Parade. VFW Memorial Maplewood Cemetery, New Louden Road, Monday, November 11, 9 a.m. Public Ceremony–Unveiling of the Gallery of Valor VFW Post 420, 190 Excelsior Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. A public ceremony will be conducted at the Post Home with featured guest speakers followed by an open house and luncheon at noon. he Post will host the “Gallery of Valor” again this year to recognize our military veterans who served during a period of conlict. For more information call (518) 587-6944. Veteran’s Day Spaghetti Dinner SUNY Cobleskill, Monday, November 11, 5–7 p.m. As a way to express appreciation to our veterans for their service to our country, SUNY Cobleskill is holding a bufet-style dinner including pasta, salad, garlic bread, beverage(s) and dessert. Cost is $5, Veterans are free

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Gallery of Valor to be Unveiled by Andrea Barry Special to Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS--War, an uneasy topic for some, has the ability to evoke extra emotion for those who witnessed or partook in events irst hand. To honor these special men and women, a Gallery of Valor has been set up that contains over 200 articles of war memorabilia. he gallery will be unveiled to the public this Veterans Day at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post located on Excelsior Avenue. Chartered on May 24, 1910; the VFW Post had approximately 30 veterans who had served in World War 1, the Mexican Border War or the Spanish-American War. he post was named in the memory

of two brothers: Private George H. Gurtler and Corporal William Gurtler. he siblings, originally from Saratoga Springs, had both coincidentally died in combat on October 20, 1918. To qualify for VFW membership, one must have earned a military ribbon or been in actual combat. Whether it is a past soldier, present soldier, or family of a soldier, it is important to the post that they support and bring together those who’ve shared similar experiences. Gene Ratigliano, senior vice commander of the Post, says the main idea behind creating the Gallery of Valor was to recognize all soldiers who had served the country in any way. “We want this exhibit to honor

every soldier, not just the ones who’ve had boots on the ground,” Ratigliano said. Ratigliano then continued to explain how the jobs of the men behind the scenes were just as crucial to the jobs of those on the front line. “Even though they may not directly have been involved in combat does not mean they weren’t ready to jump in at any time,” Ratigliano noted. he VFW post reached out to schools within the community asking that they help take part in creating the gallery. Students and staf lent a tremendous hand by donating personal items of their loved ones who have served in war. Expecting no more than 50 items to come in, the Post was ecstatic to receive just

over 200 personal items. With an array of belongings from almost every major conlict beginning with World War 1, the exhibit’s diversity is one of its best features. Rich Koenig, member of the VFW and Vietnam War veteran, emphasized the meaning of the gallery to him and to the Post. he belongings displayed can oten serve as reminder of what life used to be like to the veteran soldiers. Koenig recalled one speciic incident where a rocket came through the ceiling of where he was stationed to work. “If it was my night on, it would have been me,” Koenig said. Continuously, Koenig and Ratigliano emphasized how grateful the Post is that people have been so active in donating such

personal, irreplaceable items. With a display ranging from war front photographs to heart-felt letters sent home, the Gallery of Valor does not fall short of its aim. The VFW Post looks forward to unveiling the gallery to the public this Veterans Day and hopes that you will be there to join. The Second Annual Gallery of Valor will be unveiled on Monday, November 11 at 11 a.m. at VFW Post 420, 190 Excelsior Avenue, Saratoga Springs. There will be a public ceremony with featured guest speakers followed by an Open House and luncheon at noon. For more information call (518) 587-6944. Andrea Barry is a Saratoga Springs High School senior interning for Saratoga TODAY.

Volunteer Tips to Help the Nation’s Veterans SARATOGA SPRINSG — Recently, Volunteers of America convened a panel discussion at the National Press Club to discuss many of the issues facing America’s veterans, particularly traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. he panel consisted of former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar; Senior Advisor for the Corporation for National and Community Service, Koby Langley; Jonathan Sherin, M.D., PhD, executive vice president of veterans afairs for Volunteers of America; and Kelly Cafarelli, the president of he Home Depot Foundation, which has committed more than $80 million to help returning veterans.  Also in the discussion was the hopelessness that so many vets face. Demonstrated by the growing suicide rates for veterans (22 per day, on average), veterans are feeling increasingly isolated and abandoned. hroughout the discussion, the panelists continued to refer to the fact that so many veterans feel forsaken by the U.S. and that, while applauding those who are returning from war is a signiicant gesture, it does little to help them with the many day-to-day challenges they face.   Here are some suggested ways to help:  Identify veterans in your community and make sure that they’re included in community events. Don’t be afraid to knock on their door and introduce yourself.  Let

them know that you’re available if they, or their families, need help. Just knowing that someone cares and is there in a time of need goes a long way.  Write a letter of gratitude to a veteran; it’s a simple act but letting them know that their service is appreciated is always a good way to show your support.  Volunteer at a veteran’s hospital or with a local veteran’s organization.  Volunteers of America has ailiates across the country and many of them provide housing and services for veterans.  You can ind ailiates in your area at  Volunteers of America also helps homeless veterans.  More than 60,000 veterans around the nation are struggling with homelessness and the numbers are expected to escalate in the coming years.  Help out veteran families in your community by ofering to assist with lawn care and gardening/weeding/mulching, etc.  When a spouse is deployed, families at home are oten stretched and lawn care is oten diicult to keep up. Ofer to provide transportation for local veterans to work or to receive medical care.  Donate small things like magazines, DVDs, books and clothing to local veteran organizations.  While money donations are always good, many vets also cannot aford to buy small things like magazines due to limited income and high medical bills. 

Donate git cards for grocery stores and restaurants or help to prepare meals for veteran families either by adopting those families in your community or through veteran organizations such as Volunteers of America. Provide foster care for a pet while a deployed soldier or wounded veteran is receiving medical care away from home. Start a veteran support operation in your community by hosting an event (bake sale, 5K walk or run, etc.) to raise funds in support of veterans.  You can ask your homeowners association, church, synagogue, school, etc. to help in organizing donations. Ofer your services as a babysitter or tutor to a family with a deployed or wounded service member.  Don’t be afraid to ask veterans and their families directly how you can help and what they might need.  hen rally your community together to help support them.  Most veterans are reticent to ask for help so you might need to contact family members to best determine what they might need.  Check with national charitable organizations too to see if they can assist in providing whatever support is needed.  Build a neighborhood support group to assist veterans and families.  Ask your employer if your company has a veterans hiring program.  If not, see if they’d be willing to set one up and then assist in

working with local job programs to help in inding veterans and providing employment. For more ways to volunteer and help, visit www. Volunteers of America is one of the largest national providers of housing and programs for homeless veterans and their families.  he organization is a national, faithbased non-proit dedicated to helping America’s most vulnerable groups— including seniors, at-risk youth, the homeless and disabled—to rebuild their lives. Responding in particular to the challenges facing veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, many of whom sufer from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as those who served in prior conlicts, Volunteers of America is building housing for veterans. Volunteers of America has veteran programs

around the country including special housing, services and programs for returning veterans as well as aging vets. A program for women veterans is also helping single mothers and other female veterans who are inding it diicult to transition back into civilian life.  In addition to helping veterans Volunteers of America is dedicated to helping America›s most vulnerable groups to rebuild their lives. Since 1896, Volunteers of America has supported and empowered America›s most vulnerable groups, including veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, those recovering from addictions and many others. hrough hundreds of human service programs, including housing and health care, Volunteers of America helps more than two million people annually in over 400 communities. 


Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013



Senior Calendar

Library Events:

Skype For Beginners Tuesday, November 19 1:30–3:30 p.m. Instructors: Toren Zobel and Kathy Handy. Although this course is geared for beginners, basic mouse and keyboard skills are necessary. Learn to use the free version of Skype that is available online. Anyone can use Skype to make voice or video calls using a computer. Discover how people both young and old use this program to keep in touch with family and friends all over the world, and even conduct job interviews. Holiday Reindeer Open House Saturday, November 9, 2 p.m.—4 p.m. H. Dutcher Community Room. Meet and greet Bob and Wendy Smith’s live reindeer. Listen to author Bruce Hiscock read from his book “The Big Caribou Herd,” show slides of his Alaskan travels, draw reindeer and make reindeer antlers. For all ages. No registration necessary. Saratoga Romance Writer’s of America Tuesday, November 12, 9:55 a.m.—2:25 p.m. Glasby Room.

Senior Center Events:

Holiday Shopping at the Senior Center November 12 –1:30—4 p.m. Bring your holiday gift list to the Senior Center for a fun, fabulous and convenient afternoon of great shopping. Choose from jewelry, clothing, essential oils, purses, housewares and skincare from both local vendors and catalog representatives such as Silpada, Pampered Chef, Cabi, Thirty One, Arbonne and Tastefully Simple. Make a Ceramic Christmas Tree Wednesdays and Fridays 10 a.m.—2 p.m.Remember those ceramic Christmas trees that your mom had? Well they are still the perfect holiday decoration for every home—large or small. Make your own Christmas tree in the Center’s Ceramic Class. The traditional style tree is 13” tall with a base, colored lights and a star on top. After cleaning the greenware, the tree is kilnfired and ready for to glaze and decorate. Expect to attend about 3—4 classes to complete the project. $40 fee includes tree, two firings, glazes, bulbs, light kit and instructions. Sign-up is required

in advance so your tree can be ordered. Ball Exercise Class Mondays from 10 a.m. for $10 per month. Using a stability ball builds balance and core muscles. Bring your own ball or borrow one of ours. You can use a chair for balance if needed. Please call to sign up. Stained Glass With Gus Poppal, $10/mo. Pre-register. Wednesday and Thursday classes are intermediate level. $10/wk., supplies may be purchased through instructor. Beginning classes offered in the spring and fall through the instructor. Trips for Seniors Brochures are available at the Center or check out our website for details: Christmas at the Newport Mansions December 4. Member price is $68 and non-members pay $83. Includes tours of three seaside mansions plus the afternoon in Newport. We are also offering these excursions in 2014: Hawaii: February 27—March 8 Italy: April 26—May 8

Paris to Normandy River Cruise: June 23—July1 Cowboy Country: August 19—26 (Slide show October 28 at 2 p.m.) Thailand: October 31— November 13. (Slide show in November) Danube River Cruise: September 28—October 8 Alaska by Land and Sea: June 3-13 (Slide show November 7) North Korean Political Prison Camp: Where Love Does Not Exist An exhibition of drawings. The North Korean political prison camps are places of exile housing approximately 150,000 political prisoners considered a threat to the regime. This exhibition documents the extreme violations of human rights within this system, through drawings by former prisoners. November 11—17, Dining Hall Atrium and Intercultural Center. Escape From Camp 14: The Story of Shin Donghyuk, a North Korean Defector Shin Dxonghyuk, a human rights activist, is the only known North Korean defector who was born in a political prison camp. He will describe his life in the prison camp and his escape from North Korea. He will also discuss overall human rights violations in North

Korea. Thursday, November 14, 7 p.m. Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall.

Film Screening of Homelessness in Paradise The movie focuses on a small group of people living on the streets of Santa Monica, California. The documentary explains how the homeless got there and the issues faced by a city that both cares for them and wishes they would go away. A discussion will follow the screening. Tuesday, November 19, 8 p.m. Davis Auditorium.

Other Events Nationalism in the Civil War North Schenectady County Historical SocietySaturday, November 16 2 p.m. Cost is $5 for non-members. Union College Professor Melinda Lawson will discuss how the Civil War brought about changes in American national identity, redefining the relationship between the individual and the government and trace how the North came together as a nation and mobilized its populace for war. For more information call (518) 374-0263, option 3.

2013 Veteran of the Year Ceremony

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Saturday, November 16 at 1 p.m. the 2013 Veteran of the Year award ceremony will be held at the New York State Military Museum’s public room. The guest speaker will be Congressman Chris Gibson, a veteran. Also attending with be the Adjutant General of New

York, MG Patrick Murphy. The public is invited. The 2013 honorees are Calia Dever Osborne, an Army nurse who served in World War II in the European theater of operations. She worked to treat critically wounded soldiers from the Battle of the Bulge, and was awarded the Bronze Star.

Also to be honored is James A. Haggerty, a Marine Corps heavy weapons specialist who served in the Korean War. He was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Korea Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, United Nations Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and Korean Presidential Unit Citation.

Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013



What is Long Term Care, What are the Costs, Who Needs It?

by Clare Colamaria Saratoga TODAY So many people are in the dark or just plain confused when it comes to the subject of long-term care and long term care insurance. Like many complex issues this too can be a very confusing subject to explain. So, I went to the experts and want to share my indings. First of, long-term care is a range of services and supports you may need to meet your personal care needs. Most long-term care is not medical care, but rather assistance with the basic personal tasks of everyday life, sometimes called Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing and eating. Other common long-term care services and supports are assistance with everyday tasks, sometimes called Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) include things like housework, handling inances and shopping. According to Wikipedia, longterm care can be formal or informal. For example, facilities that ofer formal LTC services typically provide living accommodations for people who require on-site delivery of around-theclock supervised care. hese facilities may go under various names, such as nursing home, personal care facility and enriched living. Long-term care provided formally in the home, also known as home health care, can incorporate a wide range of clinical services such as nursing, drug therapy and physical therapy. hese particular services are usually ordered or prescribed by a physician. Some of the costs of these services may also be covered by health insurance or long-term care insurance. In contrast, informal long-term home care is care and support provided by family members, friends and other unpaid volunteers. It is estimated that 90 percent of all home care is provided by a loved one without compensation. he U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimates that about 12 million American men and women over the age of 65 will need long-term care by 2020 and that most will be cared for at home. A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that four out of every 10 people who reach age 65 will enter a nursing home at some point in their lives and about 10

percent will stay there ive years or more. If you can aford long-term care insurance, you should probably consider it. Why? Because the cost of longterm care, should you need it, can quickly deplete your life’s savings. For instance, having a home health aide visit just three days a week can cost more than $20,000 annually. Full-time nursing home care, the most expensive type of care, now averages $69,000 to $78,000 per year. While inancial considerations cannot be understated, long-term care insurance isn’t only about money. It’s also about peace of mind. Having it ensures you’ll have access to irst-rate care when you need it. It also means you won’t have to be dependent on others or be a burden to your children. here’s about a 70 percent chance you’ll need some type of long-term

care ater age 65. And long-term care services are not just for older people—40 percent of patients receiving long-term care are under age 65. Long-term care costs: A recent analysis indicates that Americans spent $119 billion on long-term care services for the elderly in 2009. Nursing home spending accounts for the majority of long-term care expenditures, but home and community based care expenditures have increased over the past 25 years. Now is the time to purchase private long-term care insurance. Starting in the irst quarter 2014, long-term care insurance will be priced according to gender, meaning women will pay on average, 30 to 50 percent more than men. Tips on saving: •Consider purchasing for your

adult children. •Design a policy around the average cost of home care and assisted living. •Consider the NYS Partnership Policies, which are now more a ordable and ofer total asset protection. •Something is better than nothing. Premiums can t into almost any budget. •Apply with a spouse or partner. Discounts are as high as 25 percent •Consider more a ordable inlation options. Today’s policies ofer creative solutions for indexing your policy’s beneits for rising

health care costs. I know just the thought of LTC and the premiums involved is a scary subject, but, not having it and being faced with LTC needs would be even scarier. Clare Colamaria is the Founder of A Senior’s Choice, LLC and has been a contributing writer with the Saratoga TODAY newspaper for over two years. If you would like to ind out more about this subject or other related topics, please call Clare directly at (518) 424-2527 or visit A Senior’s Choice web site at


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Students Explore Health Careers Through Albany Medical Center Partnership BALLSTON SPA — Ballston Spa students had the opportunity to learn more about medical professions as part of the Albany Medical Center Health Careers Exploration Program, a newly formed collaboration between Ballston Spa Central School District and Albany Medical Center (AMC). Students from both the middle and high school were invited to visit AMC and learn more about

careers in speciic healthcare ields and the medical school. AMC’s Project MedSCOPE (Medical Student Community Outreach for Prevention & Education) provided faculty, residents and medical students from the Department of Family and Community Medicine to help educate the students through a variety of related educational experiences. Ballston Spa Middle School

students had the opportunity to learn more about careers in the healthcare ields as they met with professionals in nursing, pharmacy, and case management/social work. hey participated in a daylong program and had the opportunity to experience several hands-on healthcare activities. hese students will have the opportunity to take related high school courses that provide further career exploration

and preparation in the biomedical sciences. Students from Ballston Spa High School’s Project Lead he Way (PLTW) Biomedical Science program are also visiting Albany Medical College and learning more about healthcare, the medical college and applying to medical school. Students who visited earlier this fall started their day experiencing real life scenarios by interviewing a standardized patient before moving into the simulation lab to investigate ways to help the patient. hey then had the opportunity to tour the medical college and interact with medical students. he Ballston Spa students were very excited about their experience and for some the opportunity conirmed their plans to enter careers in the medical ield. he PLTW Biomedical Science classes at Ballston Spa High School are a sequence of courses that provide a hands-on, real-world problem solving approach to learning. Students explore the concepts of human medicine as well as the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of

disease. Students work collaboratively to investigate and design innovative solutions for health challenges of the 21st century. he sequence of courses is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in biological sciences, emergency services, healthcare or medicine. his partnership with Albany Medical Center was developed through the Ballston Spa Central School District’s Partnership for Innovation in Education program. he program creates innovative educational experiences that help reshape teaching and learning in the district schools so that Ballston Spa students have the potential to learn from brilliant scientists, worldrenowned artists and musicians, committed civic leaders and leading companies to support research and development in the K–12 classrooms. For more information, visit or contact Courtney Lamport, Coordinator of Development, at (518) 884-7195, ext. 1369 or via email at clamport@

Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013



Saratoga Students Experience Young Scientists Day Gifted and Talented STEM Integration program and Minds On, a group that encourages students to learn through day-long workshops, the children were led through the series of experiments by Lynda Blankenship, an Intel Science and Engineering

Education Density and “Flinking” with mentor Lynda Blankenship explaining the ine points of using a triple-balance scale with students Charlie Lena and Sean Cautela. Photo by

What’s Happening In School his Week? November 8

High School: Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m., HS Saratoga Springs City Ballston Spa Central School District School District Early Release Drill: Students Middle School PTA Meeting, 2:30 p.m. dismissed 15 minutes early High School, Maple: First Quarter GC PTA Meeting, 7 p.m. High School Winter Sports Begin Ends Schuylerville School District Maple: Fall Picture Makeups PEP Meeting, 6:30 p.m., ES Library Caroline: School Pictures Greenfield: Movie Night, K-1, 5-9 p.m. Black Horses Booster Club Meeting, 6:30 p.m., HS Cafeteria High School Drama Club Production of “Pygmalion” at 7:30 November 13 p.m. at Loewenberg Auditorium. Saratoga Springs City Ballston Spa Central School District School District High School: Academic Recognition Early Release Drill: Students Program, 7 p.m. dismissed 15 minutes early Maple: PTSO, 6 p.m. Middle School: Student Photo Retakes Division: Grade 2 Turkey Hoop Shoot; PTA Early Dismissal Movie Schuylerville School Elementary/Parent Teacher Conference District Early Dismissal Early Release Drill: Students dismissed 15 minutes early Ballston Spa Central Grades K-5 Report Cards sent School District home with students Early College High School Grades 6-12 Report Cards posted Information Night, TEC-SMART, on Parent Portal and mailed home 6:30–8 p.m. SAT Registration Deadline MS/HS Report Cards Mailed for December 7 exam (sat. Schuylerville School District None ACT Registration Deadline November 14 for December 14 exam (www. Saratoga Springs City School District November 11 Parent University Event Saratoga Springs City High School Concert: Symphonic School District Band, Chorus 9-12, 7:30 p.m. Veterans Day School Recess Division: PTA Picture Retake Day Ballston Spa Central Ballston Spa Central School District School District None SCCC Instant Admissions Day, HS Guidance Ofice Schuylerville School District MTN PTA Meeting, 3:30 p.m. Middle School Book Fair, Schuylerville School District MS Upstairs Hallway PEP Popcorn Sale, lunch periods, Elementary School November 12 Financial Aid Night, 7 p.m., HS Saratoga Springs City Chorus Room School District

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A group of 60 Saratoga Springs Fourth and Fifth Graders Gathered for Young Scientists Day on Monday, November 4 at the Saratoga Springs Holiday Inn. At the day-long Young Scientists Day, students participated in experiments in which they explored their knowledge of chemistry and biology. Hosted by WSWHE BOCES’

mentor; and Richard and Alison Miller, both Cornell Institute biology teachers. The event helps to engage students’ imaginations with situational, real-world tasks that will inspire further interest in the study of science.


Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013



Parenting: Sports For Kids, And Updates

by Kate Towne Sherwin Saratoga TODAY I don’t know about you, but I’ve oten found myself paralyzed by opinions I’ve heard voiced by other parents and “experts” that are diferent from mine, especially when I was a new mom. When I was expecting my irst baby, my head was illed with chatter I’d heard about how we shouldn’t push our children into sports, shouldn’t push them to be athletes, we should allow our little bookworms to be bookworms and our budding scientists to be scientists and leave the sports for the kids who really want to play (as if academics, athletics and other interests are all mutually exclusive). I don’t remember exactly where I heard these things—parent magazines, no doubt, and online discussion forums—and I agreed that not

every child has the same gits or talents or interests, but there was something about that attitude that didn’t sit quite right with me. I had a hard time putting my inger on it, besides the fact that I sincerely hoped that my children would enjoy sports as much as I did. Despite the fact that I myself was bookish and loved school and tended to be quiet and introverted, I was allowed to love sports as well through memberships on different teams (baseball, basketball, soccer, sotball, cross country) and other athletic activities (ballet, Irish dancing, swimming) throughout my growing up. I didn’t always like being made to participate in sports—a couple of those turned out to be a better it than others—but other times I loved it and my athletic successes rank as high as my academic successes in my memory. hen I read an article in a parent magazine by a pediatrician who was also a mom who wrote how she requires her children to play a sport a season—their choice which one—for good physical health. hat article sort of made it all click for me—of course sports is a great way to ensure physical activity which we all know is so important. Once I was able to remember the very real health beneits of playing sports, the more I was able to remember other beneits I knew were a part of sports, things I had experienced and beneited from myself: being part of a

team, following rules and directions, gaining conidence, learning humility, learning from those better than myself, teaching those who are still learning, manners on and of the court, being humble winners and not being sore losers, always being a good sport. I stopped feeling guilty for knowing I was going to require my children to play sports and started getting excited for that time in our family life. It is true that not all of our boys enjoy each of the sports we have them involved in. Our particular family makeup and budget have restricted the list of possible sports to a certain few, and each season it seems one or other of the boys is complaining about how much he dislikes whatever the current sport is. But I’ve seen such good things come out of their involvement—both in their character and maturity and in their skill level—and now that we’re about to begin basketball again, I think too of the story my dad told me recently about his experience with basketball while growing up: Up to a certain age, he was “pretty lousy,” as he put it. Basketball was not something he was good at during the years that my boys currently span in age, which I always think is a great thing to remind them about. But about the age of 13 or 14, things started changing. Back then, Dad spent a lot of time at the East Side Rec, which was across the street from his family home, practicing basketball by himself. He said some big kids—players at Saratoga High—would come by to play and he’d dutifully move to another court to let

them play. Sometimes, if the big kids needed another player, they might ask one of the younger ones to join them, but Dad remembers that he never had any expectation of being picked for a team. “I wouldn’t pick me!” he says. But there was one player—Billy Goldsmith, whom he knew from the neighborhood—who would occasionally include my dad, and “even passed me the ball sometimes!” Billy was four years older than Dad, a junior or senior in high school, and the high-scoring captain and point guard for Saratoga High at that time. It blew Dad away that someone like Billy Goldsmith would go out of his way to include him and it let an impression on Dad. About that time, Dad decided he really liked basketball, despite his lack of skill or experience, so he started to practice a lot. Of course that led to measurable improvement in his game—in ninth grade for example, he didn’t know how to shoot a jump shot very well, but in tenth grade he was really good at it. He ended his own high school career as a bit of a star athlete himself, with happy memories of his athletic career and the lasting lesson of kindness by someone he looked up to. “Poppie didn’t really start getting the hang of basketball until he was 13 or 14,” I’m able to tell my boys, hoping to encourage them, and what a great teachable moment too, to be able to tell them how the way they treat others can impact a lifetime. Whether or not they continue with sports when they’re old enough to decide for themselves, I’m conident that

their childhood athletic experiences are contributing to the well-rounded people I hope they become. Two further bits of news: I know you’ve all been dying to know how potty training has been going, ater reading last month all about how I was at the very end of my rope with my fourth boy’s potty progress. I’m happy to let you know that less than a week ater I submitted that piece, something inally connected for my little guy (who now adamantly refers to himself as a “big boy”) and he ditched the diapers for good. We still have some accidents here and there, but basically, once it all fell into place, it all fell into place. He doesn’t wear diapers at all during the day now, nor during the night, and I am beyond thrilled. I’m even more thrilled to share this announcement: We’re having another baby! He or she is due in April, my irst Spring Baby. You might have heard the whooping and hollering when we told the boys—they were so excited, and ask me how I’m doing and how the baby’s doing almost daily. As always, we have so much to be grateful for this hanksgiving, and we hope you all have a very Happy hanksgiving too! Kate Towne Sherwin is a stay-athome mom (SAHM) living in Saratoga Springs with her husband and their sons homas (9), Gabriel (7), John Dominic (5), Xavier (3) and haddeus (22 months); they expect their sixth baby in Spring 2014. She can be reached at

Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013



At Some Time, We All May Need Long-Term Care

by Stephen Kyne Saratoga TODAY My grandmother turns 91 this month. Last year, the day after her 90th birthday, she was admitted to the hospital and, soon thereafter, admitted to a nursing home. November 19th will mark a year since she’s been able to live on her own, or even walk. This is the second time in four years that I’ve had a grandparent in this position. Neither was from a generation that knew they might need to plan for this eventuality. As a financial advisor, one of my most difficult tasks is helping people who still feel, and are, perfectly healthy; understand that one day—sooner or later—their health will change. I’ve seen clients in their 50s diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and witnessed the combination of fear and anger that comes with not being able to navigate the streets they have known their entire lives. Other clients have died suddenly and peacefully in their sleep at an old age, after having led a complete and fulfilling life. Long-term care (LTC) planning is not about planning for the best case scenario. If it was, we’d all just plan to never need it. LTC planning is about ensuring that, if we do need care, we’re able to be provided for in a dignified way while protecting our assets so that our families can be unburdened financially, and can care for us emotionally.

So, what is LTC? When people need help completing some or all of the activities of daily living, which include bathing; dressing; continence; eating; moving from place to place, or those with Alzheimer’s or dementia, they require some form of LTC. LTC can range

from part-time assistance at home, to full-time custodial care and everything in between. Understandably, most people prefer to receive care in the familiar surroundings of their home for as long as possible and your LTC plan should work to facilitate that. As conditions change, more help may be needed, but a good LTC plan provides for as much independence as possible in order to help maintain a sense of dignity and morale, which is beneficial for overall health and wellbeing. Many people incorrectly think that Medicare will provide for their LTC needs when, in fact, Medicare will only provide for care up to 100 days; and only if the patient shows progress. Once progress stops, so do Medicare payments and that’s when inancial stress begins to pile on top of the emotional stress for your family. LTC can cost, on average, around $9,000 per month. A lifetime of savings, and the standard of living it provides for the healthy spouse, can disappear in the blink of an eye, before inally being depleted to the point that Medicaid will step in. Medicaid is a social welfare program and the only way to qualify for Medicaid LTC beneits is to become impoverished. What will your spouse’s standard of living look like, ater you’ve depleted your family’s assets to inally qualify for Medicaid? The average patient requires LTC for about three years, with women needing care for more time than men. As cognitive impairments like Alzheimer’s and dementia become more prevalent, we’re seeing the average length of care increase dramatically. In fact, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in three seniors will die with Alzheimer’s or dementia. A married couple today (having four parents between them) is almost certain to have to provide care for an elderly parent who develops the illness. This is the staggering new reality that didn’t exist a generation ago. Far and away the easiest way to plan for LTC expenses is to purchase a private insurance policy in your 50s or 60s, which will provide benefits in your home, in assisted-living, and in a nursing home, depending on what level of care you need. A person in their 60s today can expect that LTC costs will have more than

doubled to over $200,000 per year by the time they are likely to need care. Proactively planning for a premium expense is far simpler and more effective than reactively trying to shelter assets once LTC is needed. New York State has been innovative (when is the last time you heard someone say that?) with the development of the NY Partnership for Long-Term Care. By purchasing a policy which qualiies under the Partnership, you can ensure that, should you need care ater exhausting the beneits of your policy, you will be able to qualify for Medicaid beneits without needing to spend-down your assets–that is, without impoverishing your spouse. his is a brass ring extended by the state to encourage you to purchase a private LTC policy, thus reducing the burden on the state. If health issues preclude you from obtaining LTC coverage, then other avenues should be explored, including gifting and trust work. Since laws around gifts and trusts are constantly changing, we find this strategy to be much less bulletproof than private insurance, which is why

we consider it a backup strategy. That being said, for those for whom LTC insurance is not an option, any planning is far better than no planning at all. More and more, we are finding ourselves squeezed as part of the “sandwich generation,” with the threat of having to provide care for elderly parents, while raising our children and planning our own retirement. It is important to encourage your parents to plan for their LTC so that you can spend your time caring about them, without being burdened by having to care for

them. Likewise, don’t overlook your own LTC when planning for retirement to be sure you receive dignified care, without burdening your children. Consult with your spouse, your children and your financial advisor to determine the best course of action to meet your family’s needs. You might also consider researching the NYS Partnership at to learn about the range of options under the partnership. Stephen Kyne is a partner at Sterling Manor Financial in Saratoga Springs.


Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013



Pain Management Does Not Always Need Meds

by Matthew Goodemote Saratoga TODAY For this week I decided to skip the questions I have been asked recently and focus on an event that happened to me this past week. I have a patient that came in to see me for pain control. The patient has had a rough few months after being diagnosed with cancer, undergoing chemotherapy and then developing shingles on top of it all. She and her husband have struggled to find a way to give her relief from her pain and the distress all these events have caused. We mainly talked on the first visit and I proposed something to her that seemed almost too difficult for them to believe. I said that I was sure she would feel better. I said there was no way for me to be certain if her pain would go away completely, but I was sure that the intensity of her pain would be better. This is not the first time I have stuck my neck out there

to make such a bold statement, but for me it is grounded in fact more that fantasy. I readily admit that I am not the smartest therapist out there and having met a lot of very intelligent and gifted medical practitioners I have come to realize that I am not as smart as a lot of my colleagues. What I will pat myself on the I am good at the obvious and the basics. This may not sound like it is all that impressive, but I have to toot my own horn for a minute and say that I have built my career around this type of therapy. I have found that the vast majority of people have straight forward and basic conditions that match common sense and basic physiology. I think because in modern society there is information overload and certainly dramas on TV have huge audiences tuning in to the shows that highlight the rare and extreme case scenarios because they are far more dramatic and entertaining. I myself enjoy those shows and certainly read almost daily about the medical research in the news and in the journals I subscribe to. For me I have stayed true to the basics and I have toned my skills to notice the basics and ask questions that confirm or deny my working hypothesis. So when I boldly told this couple that I was sure her pain would improve, I wasn’t offering false hope, I was playing the odds and following physiology and in particular the adaptability of the body and brain. This woman’s pain would

improve without any intervention because pain is merely an impulse that goes to the brain for interpretation. Initially the brain interprets the events as “BIG” impulses and the intensity of the pain is high. As the repetition of the impulse comes in there is a dulling most cases...that leads to less pain. I also asked the basic question if she was able to fall asleep at night, even if it was momentary. To which she said yes. So now I had proof and direct evidence for her to use in the future. The fact that she experienced sleep means that somewhere along the way her brain/ body figured out a way to block

her pain long enough for her to fall asleep, and while asleep she had no pain. For me I like to “prove” something is true or not true. Very few things are “100% true” which means there is an exception. So when she tells me that she “always” hurts I find out what happens when she falls asleep and I learn she has no pain. This means that she doesn’t “always” hurt. Which means her body/ brain is already working on a solution to reduce her pain. I think it is important to bring this up because a lot of the time we get stuck, so to speak, where we believe something that is only partially true. This leads

to frustration and our focus narrows so we struggle to find solutions. In their desperation to find relief the couple has focused only on specific concepts and treatments and unfortunately they did not help. By focusing on the basics I was able to start the process of guiding her to a reduction in her pain. “I” am not going to do anything to help her, other than guide her back to what her body has already shown her. My job to the guide, I have the “basic” plan and for most it is a good place to start. If the terrain becomes complicated then at very least the “basic” plan has clarified what it “CAN’T BE.” And sometimes when we are dealing with debilitating conditions that is not only the fist step but it is the only step needed. If you have been dealing with a lot of pain there is hope and relief is available. I don’t say people will be pain free because #1 it may not be realistic and #2 pain is not the enemy it is merely pointing you in a direction and those individuals who truly feel no pain usually die young because the help we all get from pain is not available to them. So just like the couple I can boldly say that the intensity of pain will decrease with time and if you are stuck, find someone to guide you through the process of feeling good again.

Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013




Food and Gifts at Winter Farmers’ Market SARATOGA SPRINGS — At last weekend’s opening of the indoor Saratoga Farmers’ Market at the Lincoln Baths in Saratoga Spa State Park, vendor tables displayed the broad diversity of products being grown and produced in this region. Outside the building, on either side of the circular driveway, several vendors sold a wide range of produce, fresh ish and décor items including pottery, autumn-themed loral centerpieces and evergreen swags. Inside the building, more than three dozen additional vendors and farms loaded their tables with everything from apples to duck eggs to handmade soap to pasture-raised Angus beef. he steady stream of cars arriving at the park made it clear that local residents are fond not only of farm-fresh vegetables and handmade crats, but also tasty Saturday morning market traditions such as

fresh-baked pastries and muins, steaming hot cocoa and cofee, warm egg sandwiches, cold-pressed juice and illing burritos. Inside the building customers were shopping on two levels. he upper level showcases many vendors with prepared and ready-to-eat foods, including pastries, bread, cookies, smoothies, jam, crackers, pickles, olive tapenade and peanut butter. On the lower level, farms sold a variety of produce, milk, cheese, meat, honey, apples and handmade items including soap, goats’ milk lotions, herbal tick repellant and pottery. With git-givers already preparing for the upcoming holidays, here are some ideas for “buying local” this year and supporting the region’s farms and producers: Functional Gits he market sells many items that make great gits and are relatively small and easy to ship: handmade soap in a variety of scents and fun shapes that kids and adults adore; lotions made of goats’ milk; herbal tick repellant; beeswax candles; handcrated pottery that is both functional and a work of art. Sweet Treats In addition to baked goods such

as small cakes, pies, tea breads, cookies, pastries and brownies, vendors sell git-ready breakfast items including granola, jam, honey, maple syrup and peanut butter (plain and with mixed-in extras). Gits from Nature For hanksgiving, local lowers, gourds and pumpkins at the market make a welcome git for anyone you visit. Looking ahead to December, the market is already featuring evergreen swags and other small décor items and in a few weeks will have garland and Christmas trees. Unique glass terrariums in a range of sizes will last through the winter with a minimum of care. Fresh Food and Market Gits For someone who would enjoy selecting their own fresh produce, special cheese or dairy items, fresh ish and locally-raised meat, a market git certiicate can be the perfect choice. Combine it with an insulated shopping bag or stainless steel mug, or a decorative pouch with wooden market tokens that can be spent like cash and your git recipient will be ready to shop on Saturdays this winter. hese items are available at the Market Table in the front lobby of the building.

Life Happens in the Kitchen: USA Pans

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY Hello my Foodie Friends! We have a great American baking and cookware line at Compliments to the Chef and we are proud to present it to you. We are always looking for quality products that make cooking and baking easy and fun. USA Pan was developed by the world’s largest manufacturer of industrial bake ware and has been providing the leading commercial bakeries with the highest quality baking pans for over 50 years. Whether it is superior pan materials, methods of manufacturing or overall design features, when you purchase from

USA Pan you are buying products that meet industrial standards for innovation, quality and durability. Put simply, their pans are the best available and are proudly produced in the USA. heir bake ware has been designed with many of the same standard features of industrial baking pans.  Each pan is constructed of aluminized steel, the material of choice for commercial bakeries.  Metal thicknesses have been selected that allow even heat distribution and maximum service life. heir pans also use steel wires in the rim construction of most pans to provide additional strength and resist warping. Each pan is coated with AMERICOAT Plus, a proprietary silicone coating that nearly all North American bakers prefer over dark non-stick coatings. It is a clear non-stick, environmentally friendly coating that is specifically formulated for superior baking and does not contain any PTFE’s or PFOA’s. Another unique feature of USA Pan bake ware is corrugated, or fluted, design.  The corrugation maximizes pan strength

and prevents warping, denting and other effects of everyday use. Corrugation also minimizes surface contact with baked goods which translates into an evenly baked product that is easily released. Another fact that we love about this company is that they are family owned. We enjoy the Brownie Bite Panel Pan since we are always ighting for the corners of the brownies in the Reardon household. he bite sizes are a perfect size. Enjoy creating your favorite baked goods and making them with your family and friends. Remember, “Life Happens in the Kitchen!” Take care, John and Paula

hick and Chewy Brownies Use a Brownie Bite Panel Pan Ingredients 3/4 cup butter, melted 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 eggs 3/4 cup all-purpose lour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a USA Pan Brownie Bite Panel Pan with a non-stick spray. In a large bowl, blend melted butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time. Combine the lour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Gradually blend into the egg mixture. Fill each prepared brownie well two-thirds full with the batter. •Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted

into the center comes out mostly clean. •Do not over bake. Let brownies cool completely and then run a plastic knife around the edges of the brownies to loosen. •Gently remove brownies from pan.


LOCAL BRIEFS come, irst served basis. here is no charge for participation. Children ages 10 and under must have an adult with them at all times. All participants are required to sign in, each aternoon. For more information call (518) 584-9455.

‘Freedom From Painful Emotions’ Suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators, classes include guided meditations, teaching and discussion with Buddhist teacher Evelyn Williams. Classes are self-contained; drop in any week. Everyone is welcome for a $10 fee. Classes run through December 12 from 7–8:30 p.m., except hanksgiving. Classes are located on the second loor of 79 Beekman St. above the bicycle shop.

Get Fit With Taylor’s Heroes he non-proit Taylor’s Heroes, is currently looking for applicants ages 8-18 who are looking to get it. If selected, applicants join a free threemonth program that includes weekly group personal training, the ability to try new sports activities of their choosing and the chance to learn valuable nutrition information from experts in the community. For more information go to or call (518) 894-1658.

Gavin Park Pickleball Indoor Pickleball has begun at Gavin Park and runs from now until April. Players of any experience level can participate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m. hree to six courts will be available each session. Participants may bring their own equipment or may use the park’s. Players must register, in person, at the Gavin Park Oice, 10 Lewis Drive, Wilton. Doors open at 9 a.m. No regular commitment is required. Cost per person, per day, is $3. For more information call (518) 584-9455.

‘Charcoal!’ hrough December 15 there will be an Invitational exhibition of two and three-dimensional works in charcoal by 12 contemporary artists at the Schick Art Gallery, Saisselin Art Building (Skidmore College). Hours will be Monday —hursday (10 a.m.–6 p.m.), Friday (10 a.m. –4 p.m.), Saturday and Sunday (noon–4 p.m.) It will be closed on academic holidays. For more information call (518) 580-5049.

Winter Activities Brochure Available he Town of Malta Department of Parks, Recreation and Human Services Winter Activities Brochure is now available online at and at the Malta Community Center. Registration is underway for winter classes and programs. Classes, new sports programs and special events are scheduled to begin in December. Call the Malta Community Center at (518) 8994411 for more information. Seeking Tax Assistance Volunteers TaxAide is seeking volunteers for the coming tax season. TaxAide volunteers answer questions and prepare and ile returns for low to moderate income taxpayers and seniors from February 1 to April 15 at various sites in Saratoga County. No experience is required. For further information, visit org/taxaide or call (518) 373-1076. Gavin Park Open Gym Open gym for basketball at Gavin Park has begun, running weekdays from 3–5 p.m. for all ages. Open gym can accommodate up to 20 players and operates on a irst

Saratoga Recreation Winter Registration he Winter Registration at Saratoga Recreation is open and ofering Youth Basketball League, Jr. Sluggers, Introduction to Ice Skating, Box Lacrosse, Golf World Clinic and a 3v3 tournament. For more information call (518) 587–3550, ext. 2300. ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ to Show at Film Forum “Ain’t hem Bodies Saints,” written and directed by David Lowery, will be showing at the Saratoga Film Forum at the following times: November 14, 7:30 p.m.; November 15, 7:30 p.m., November 17, 3 p.m. he ilm is set against the backdrop of 1970s Texas Hill Country, following three characters who are on various sides of the law. Christmas on a Budget he Turning Point Wesleyan Church is hosting a “Christmas on a Budget” event on Saturday, November 16 from 12:30–3:30 p.m. he event is free and proceeds from sales will beneit local family in need. For more information call (518) 955-0212 or visit www. Ciné Classics Bow Tie Cinemas’ (19 Railroad Place, Saratoga Springs) is featuring Ciné Classics for $5.50 at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday

mornings. “Some Like it Hot” will show November 9–10, “Breakfast at Tifany’s” will show November 16-17, “Auntie Mame” will show November 23–24, “Miracle on 34th Street” will show November 30 to December 1 and “White Christmas” shows December 7–8. To suggest ilms visit www. Greenwich Elks Lodge Breakfast Breakfast will be available from 8:30-11 a.m. on November 17 at the Greenwich Elks Lodge. Cost is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for youth ages 5–12. Under ive is free. For more information call (518) 692-2347. Wide World of Sports Foods for JP JP’s Team Presents the Wide World of Sports Foods November 18 from 5–8 p.m. at the Century House on Route 9, Latham. he beneit for JP Honsinger, a 10-year-old Cliton Park Native who has been diagnosed with Niemann Pick Type C Disease (childhood Alzheimer’s), will include palate pleasing regional foods hailing from some of the sports world’s most popular teams and crat beer tastings. here will also be a silent auction featuring signed sports memorabilia and a rale. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling (518) 859-7728 or (518) 506-3968. Book BAG Shop Sale he Book BAG Shop will conduct a one-day 10 cent paperback sale Wednesday, November 20 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. in the Community Room of the Saratoga Springs Public Library at 49 Henry Street. he Book Bag Shop is a project of the Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Funds raised are used to enhance library services. For more information call (518) 584-7860. H.O.P.E.’s Annual Gala H.O.P.E’s Annual Gala is Friday, November 22 at the Prime at Saratoga National Golf Club. From 6:30–10 p.m., there will be entertainment provided by he Pipe Kings, gourmet dinner stations, wine, beer and dessert. here will also be a live auction and prizes. Tickets are $80 per person and can be bought at www. Tang Museum Family Saturday Suitable for children ages ive and up with their adult companions, the Tang Museum Family Saturday will be November 23 from 2–3:30 at the Tang Museum. he program includes a brief tour of a current Tang exhibition, followed by a

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hands-on art activity. It’s free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly suggested. For reservations and information call (518) 580-8080. DanceFlurry Saratoga Contradance Contras, squares and couples dances will go from 8–11 p.m. on Saturday, November 23 at First Baptist Church, 45 Washington St. Lessons for beginners will be at 7:30 p.m. Calling will be by Melanie Axel-Lute with music by George Wilson and Selma Kaplan. All group dances are taught and newcomers welcome. here’s no need to bring your own partner. Wear sneakers or other sotsoled shoes only, please. Adults are $10, students and seniors are $7 and children under 15 are $6. For more information call (518) 899-0105 or visit ECHO Thanksgiving Service and Dinner he Ecumenical Community Helping Others Annual hanksgiving Service and Dinner will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, November 24 at Simpson United Methodist Church, 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls. here is no charge, though all donations of money, canned goods, and other nonperishable food items will beneit the ECHO Food Pantry. Bring a dish and come meet, dine, and enjoy fellowship with your neighbors and community, and help provide food for those in need in your area. For more information call (518) 885-9316. Annual Pre-Stuffed Workout Saratoga Core Fitness’ Annual hanksgiving morning pre-stufed workout will start at 10 a.m. and run for one hour. Cost is $10 with all proceeds donated to the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services. Sign up in the studio at 68 West Ave. in Saratoga or call (518) 583-FITT (3488) or email vicki@ Round Lake Festival of Trees and Cookie Walk he Round Lake Festival of Trees and Cookie Walk will be held in early December at the Round Lake Municipal Building, 49 Burlington Ave. Donations beneit the Round Lake Historical Society. Tickets are on sale at the Village Oice. A $5 donation is asked for at the door for the following dates: December 4, 6:30–8 p.m., December 6, 5:30–9 p.m.; December 7, 4–8 p.m., December 8, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. For more information call (518) 899-2800. A Celebration in Four Parts he 57th annual show produced by the Racing City Chorus, the Saratoga Springs Chapter of the

Barbershop Harmony Society, will be December 7, starting at 7 p.m. at the Saratoga Knights of Columbus Hall on 50 Pine Road. he Racing City Chorus, its quartets and guest quartets Dented Fenders and One Track Mind will be featured in a cabaret setting. Tickets are $15 and children under 13 are free. For more information visit www. or call (518) 371-0062. Lucia Christmas Festival he traditional Lucia Christmas Festival sponsored by Vasa Order of America’s local lodge (Tegner No. 109) is Sunday, December 8, in Latham. Special features include a winter smorgasbord and a foodand-crats sale table of hard-to-ind imported packaged goods with wonderful git items from Sweden and Denmark. here will be a Christmas tree, traditional dance and St. Nick oiciating at an adult and child grab-bag git exchange. Admission is free. Come do your Christmas shopping, enjoy a splendid meal and share your Scandinavian heritage. For more information, email bjnaple@ SUNY Adirondack Foundation Luncheon he SUNY Adirondack Foundation will host a luncheon on Friday, November 15, honoring donors and sponsors, and recognizing recipients of SUNY Adirondack scholarships awarded for the 2013-2014 academic year. The luncheon will be held from 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. in the SUNY Adirondack gymnasium. For more information call the SUNY Adirondack Foundation Office at (518) 743-2243.  All You Can Eat Principessa Elena Society (1113 Oak St., Saratoga Springs) is hosting an all-you-can-eat bufet on Friday, November 15 from 5–7 p.m. Minestrone soup, stufed pork roast, vegetable, apple sauce, pasta with sauce, salad, bread, butter,  dessert, cofee and tea will be provided. Admission is as follows: seniors $8, adults $9, children 5-12 $5, under ive free. All take-out food is $10. All are welcome. For more information call (518) 584-4163. Breakfast Buffet Saratoga Wilton Elks will host a breakfast bufet on November 17 from 8:30–11 a.m. Fruit cocktail, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham, corned beef hash, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, juice, cofee and tea will be provided. Donations are requested: adults $8, seniors/ military (ID required) $7. children ive – 12 $6, under ive free, takeouts $8. For more information call (518) 584-2585.

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youth group activities. Something for everyone including antique, vintage, gently used, new, furniture, linens, housewares, books, CDs, toys plus homemade cakes, pies and cookies. Bring a box to ill.

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Friday, November 8 Casino Night Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. he Saratoga Springs Lions Club wheels and deals while raising money to fund programs related to sight, hearing, diabetes and youth. Admission is $5 per person or the donation of a pair of eyeglasses or a hearing aid.

Xanadu Stillwater High School, 1068 Hudson Ave., Stillwater, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. he Drama Club will present the musical comedy, “Xanadu”. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens, $15 family pack, available at the door only. he drama club will be sponsoring 50/50 rales with a number of wonderful baskets to take a chance on.

he 3rd Row Boys Turning Point Wesleyan Church, 1063 St. Rt. 4, Fort Edward, 7 p.m. Southern gospel group from Indianapolis, Indiana, that is driven by the passion to spread the message of God’s love through gospel music.

Pygmalion Loewenberg Auditorium, Saratoga Springs High School, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. he George Bernard Shaw play is a comedy of class distinctions, addressing prevailing social problems of the early twentieth century. Directed by Kirk Starczewski, the play features a cast of 20, representing all four grades at the high school. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.

Saturday, November 9 Church Rummage and Bake Sale Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. No early birds admitted. Indoor, rain or shine. All proceeds to beneit church

World Awareness Children’s Museum, 89 Warren St., Glens Falls, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Enjoy a full day celebration of the Indian Festival of Lights, Diwali. here will be hands-on activities , a puppet performance of the Indian story of the Ramayana, followed by a discussion and overview of the story and celebration.

The Family Kitchen Healthy Living Market, 3065 Route 50. Saratoga Springs, 1–3 p.m. An adult/child pair will learn to make the perfect-every-time, laky pie crust from scratch. Cost $40 for kid/parent pair. Recommended ages are six and up

Holiday Reindeer Open House Saratoga Springs Public Library, 2–4 p.m. Meet and greet Bob and Wendy Smith’s live reindeer. Listen to author Bruce Hiscock read from his book “he Big Caribou Herd,” show slides of his Alaskan travels, draw reindeer and make reindeer antlers. For all ages. No registration necessary.

Baked Ham Dinner Trinity United Methodist Church, 155 Ballard Road, Wilton, 3:30–6:30 p.m. Kids entrée’ available. Cost by donation. Take-outs available. Handicap accessible. For more information call (518) 584-9107.

Ninth Annual Harvest Buffet Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake, 4 p.m.–6:30 p.m. First come-irst served. Donations–adults $10, senior (65+) $9, children (ive to 12) $6, under ive free. For more information call (518) 363-0001, email

Sunday, November 10 Sunday Breakfast Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 32 south of the village of Victory, 8–11 a.m. Look for their sign, will be cooking breakfast on the second Sunday of each month all year. Cost: adult $6, child $3, everyone welcome.

The Sunday Club Saratoga Springs Public Library, noon– 3 p.m. An informal weekend club for high-functioning teens on the Autism

CALENDAR Spectrum to get together socially and play board games. No registration is required.

Raise Funds for Gateway House of Peace he Saratoga Winery, 462 Route 29, Saratoga Springs, 1–4 p.m. Stock up on your kitchen and holiday shopping with the Pampered Chef at our wine and recipe tasting. Music and trivia by DJ, Hersh Productions. 25 percent of the proceeds will be donated. Free git to everyone who brings a friend. Everyone who attends will be entered to win giveaways.

Dr. Hurst at The Hyde The Hyde Collection, Froehlich Auditorium, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, 2 p.m. Dr. Sheldon Hurst, former Chair of the Humanities Department at SUNY Adirondack and former Director of Education at The Hyde Collection, will give a talk. Admission to the museum is free of charge on the second Sunday of each month, no additional charge for the lecture. For more information call (518) 792-1761, ext. 327.

An Afternoon Tea Congregation Shaara Tille, 84 Weible Ave., Saratoga Springs, 2–4 p.m. To beneit the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County. here is no cost to attend; instead they will collect household goods, clothing and other needed items. Refreshments provided. Reservations requested. To RSVP or to obtain a list of needed items, call (518) 584-2370 or email

Polka Benefit Dance Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Ave., Saratoga Springs, 2–6 p.m. Music for dancing and listening pleasure by Dennis Polisky’s Maestro’s Men. Cash bar, Polish/ American food. Advance tickes $13, at door $15. Children under 18 are free. For more information call (518) 899-3061.

Monday, November 11

27 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs, 1–4 p.m. Choose from jewelry, clothing, essential oils, purses, housewares, skincare and more from both local vendors and catalog representatives such as Silpada, Pampered Chef, Cabi, hirty One, Arbonne and Tastefully Simple. Party of Gold will also be on hand to buy your unwanted gold and silver for extra holiday cash. A percentage of sales will go to the Center. For more information call (518) 584-1621.

Wednesday, November 13 hanksgiving Turkey Dinner Saratoga–Wilton Elks, Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs, 4:30–7 p.m. $10 adults, $9 seniors and military active or retired (id required), $6 children ive to 12, children under ive are free. $10 all take-outs. Cash bar available. For more information call (518) 584-2585.

Storytelling Open Mic at Café Lena Cafè Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs. 7 p.m. Enjoy a wonderful evening as storytellers from Saratoga and the Capital District share contemporary, personal and traditional stories. New tellers welcome. Mary Murphy is the featured teller for November. Sign-ups for storytellers at 6:45 p.m. Cost is $3.

Tuesday, November 2 Holiday Shopping at the Senior Center

Town of Ballston: Ballston Town Hall 323 Charlton Road (518) 885-8502 11/27: Planning Board, 7:30 p.m. Village of Ballston Spa: 66 Front Street (518) 885-5711 11/11: Board of Trustees, 7:30 p.m. Town of Greenield: 7 Wilton Road (518) 893-7432 11/12: Planning Board, 7 p.m. 11/14: Planning Board, 7:30 p.m. Town of Malta: 2540 Route 9 (518) 899-2818 11/19: Planning Board, 6:30 p.m. Town of Milton: 503 Geyser Road (518) 885-9220 11/13: Planning Board, 7 p.m.

City of Saratoga Springs: 474 Broadway (518) 587-3550 11/13: Planning Board, 7 p.m. 11/18: Zoning Board, 7 p.m.

Thursday, November 14

Town of Saratoga:

Brown Bag Lunch: It All Began With The Water

12 Spring Street, Schuylerville (518) 695-3644 11/11: Town Board, 7 p.m. 11/27: Planning Board, 7:30 p.m.

Saratoga Springs Public Library, noon. Local tour expert, Charlie Kuenzel, will discuss the geology, chemistry, location and impact of the mineral springs on the city and the members of society that traveled to the greatest resort destination of the Victorian era. Free and open to the public. Tea and cofee are provided. For more information call (518) 587-3241.

High Cost for Service: A Case Study of HIV/AIDS in Iran Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall, Skidmore College, 7 p.m. he discussion, he High Cost for Service: A Case Study of HIV/AIDS in Iran with Kamiar Alaei, M.D., director of the Global Institute for Health and Human Rights and an expert on HIV/AIDS. For more information call (518) 580-5744.

Upcoming Town Meetings

Village of Schuylerville: 35 Spring Street (518) 695-3881 11/13: Board of Trustees, 7 p.m. 11/19: Planning Board, 6:30 p.m. Town of Stillwater: 881 N. Hudson Avenue Stillwater, NY 12170 (518) 664-6148 11/18: Planning Board, 7 p.m. Town of Wilton:

Blood Drives Saratoga Independent School 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saratoga Central Classic High School 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

22 Traver Road (518) 587-1939 11/20: Planning Board, 6:30 p.m. Saratoga County Board of Supervisors: 40 McMaster St, #1 Ballston Spa, NY 12020 (518) 885-2240

Send your local briefs to before Monday at 5 p.m. for Friday publication.

28 Adirondack Christian Fellowship 8 Mountain Ledge, Wilton 587-0623; Services: Sunday 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Adirondack Friends Meeting 27 Saratoga Ave., S. Glens Falls 793-3755; AdirondackFM@nycap.; Regina Baird Haag, pastoral minister Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday The Alliance Church 257 Rowland St., Ballston Spa 885-6524 Services: Morn. Worship 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., cofee served at 9:45 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. All are welcome. Handicapped accessible. Baha’i Community of Saratoga Springs 584-9679; 692-7694; Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa 885-7312; Services: Sunday Worship Service, 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 St., Saratoga Springs 584-5980 Services: Sunday 6:30, 8 & 10 a.m. Church of Christ at Clifton Park 7 Old Route 146 371-6611; Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Christ Community Reformed Church 1010 Route 146, Cliton Park 371-7654; Services: Sundays 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. Congregation Shaara Tille 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs 584-2370; Services: Saturday 9:30 a.m., Monday & hursday 7:30 a.m., third Friday each month 7:30 p.m. Handicapped Accessible

RELIGION Corinth Free Methodist Church 20 Hamilton Ave., Corinth 654-9255; 792-0271 Services: Sunday at 10 a.m. Corinth United Methodist Church 243 Main Street, Corinth 654-2521 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Cornerstone Community Church Malta Commons 899-7001; Associate Pastor Paul Shepherd Services: Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Community 2001 Route 9, Round Lake 877-8506, Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.; Weekday Masses: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. Eastern Orthodox— Christ the Savior 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Spa 786-3100; Services: Sunday: 9:30 a.m. First Baptist Church of Saratoga Springs 45 Washington St. 584-6301 Services: Sunday: 11 a.m. First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa 202 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa 885-8361; 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 at 10 a.m. Full Gospel Tabernacle 207 Redmond Road, Gansevoort 793-2739 Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Bible Study: hursday 6:30 p.m. Galway United Methodist Church 2056 East Street (at intersection of Route 147), Galway 882-6520 Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. (9 a.m. in July and August) Grace Brethren Church 137 W. Milton Rd., Ballston Spa 587-0649 Rev. Dan Pierce Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Handicapped accessible. Greater Grace Community Church Pastor David Moore 899-7777; Services: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Good Times Restaurant, Lake Rd. 2nd loor; Friday 7:30 p.m. Saratoga Chapel, Eastline & Lake Rds; Sunday 10 a.m. - Glenville Senior Center, 32 Worden Rd. Greenield Center Baptist Church 30 Wilton Rd., Greenield Center 893-7429 Services: Sunday School for all ages - 9:45 a.m. Church Service - 11 a.m. Prayer Meeting - Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Highway Tabernacle Church 90 River Rd., Mechanicville 664-4442 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Hope Church 206 Greenield Ave., Ballston Spa 885-7442 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Jonesville United Methodist 963 Main St., Cliton Park 877-7332 Services: Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Living Springs Community Church 59 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs 584-9112 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Living Waters Church of God 4330 State Rt. 50, Saratoga Springs 587-0484; Services: Sundays 10 a.m. Malta Presbyterian Church 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. Handicapped accessible New Horizon Church 150 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs 587-0711 Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. New Life Fellowship 51 Old Gick Rd., Saratoga Springs 580-1810; Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Childcare is available at all services. NorthStar Church Shenendehowa High School West Auditorium, Cliton Park 371-2811; Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Old Saratoga Reformed Church 48 Pearl St., Schuylerville Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Handicapped accessible. Old Stone Church (American Baptist) 159 Stone Church Rd., Ballston Spa 583-1002 Services: Sunday 9 a.m.; Adult Sunday School 9 a.m.; Service 10:30 a.m. Cofee and Fellowship in Living Stone Hall; Wednesday: noon potluck luncheon; 1 p.m. choir rehearsal; 2 p.m. Bible Study Group 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. Handicapped accessible. Presbyterian-NE Congregational Church 24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs 584-6091; Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m.

Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013

Quaker Springs United Methodist Church 466 Route 32 South, Quaker Springs 695-3101; Pastor Al Johnson Services: Sunday 9 a.m. Handicapped accessible. River of Hope Fellowship 100 Saratoga Village Blvd. Malta Cmns., Ste. 3, Malta 881-1505; Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-2375 Services: Eucharistic Celebrations: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30, 9 & 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. & 5 p.m., 1 p.m. Spanish Service St. George’s Episcopal Church 912 Route 146, Cliton Park 371-6351; Services: Saturday 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 8 & 9:30 a.m. St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church 3159 Route 9N, Greenield Center 893-7680;; Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. Handicapped accessible St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church 167 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa 885-7411; Services: Saturday 4 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon. Handicapped accessible St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church 771 Route 29, Rock City Falls 893-7680;; Services: Sunday 8:30 am. Handicapped accessible. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 149 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs 584-0904 Services: Saturday 5 p.m. with Holy Communion. Sundays 8:30 & 11 a.m. with Holy Communion. 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. Thomas of Canterbury 242 Grooms Rd., Halfmoon Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga Abundant Life Church 2325 Route 50 South, Saratoga Springs 885-5456; Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. Saratoga Chabad 130 Circular St., Saratoga Springs 526-0773;; 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; Services: Sunday 9 & 10:45 a.m. Handicapped accessible. Saratoga Seventh-Day Adventist Church 399 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs 882-9384; Services: Sabbath School: 10 a.m. Worship Service: 11:30 a.m. Shenendehowa United Methodist 971 Route 146, Cliton 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 584-3122 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Temple Sinai 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-8730 Shabbat Services: Friday 6 p.m. Preceded by 5:30 p.m. Oneg. Handicapped Accessible. Terra Nova Church 45 Washington St., Saratoga Springs 833-0504; saratogaquestions@terranovachurch. org, Services: Sunday 5:30 p.m. Childcare: six months–four years and expanding. Handicapped accessible. The Salvation Army Worship, Service & Community Center 27 Woodlawn Ave., Saratoga Springs 584-1640; Mail-P.O. Box 652 Captain Aaron A. Boone, Sr.; Captain Amber S. Boone Commanding Oicers/Ministers Services: Sunday School 10 a.m.; Praise & Worship 11 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 155 Ballard Rd., Gansevoort 584-9107; Rev. Patti Molik-Pastor Services: Sunday 9 and 11 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-1555; Services, Nursery Care, and Religious Education: Sundays 10 a.m. Youth Group: Sundays 11:30 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 Rd., West Charlton 882-9874 Rev. homas Gregg, Pastor Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Wilton Baptist Church 755 Saratoga Rd, Wilton 583-2736;; Services: Sunday Service 11 a.m.



Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013

Hello MaryLeigh; Goodbye Heart! Get Ready for Another Big Deal MaryLeigh Roohan

Mary Leigh Roohan Credit Julia Zave

by Arthur Gonick Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Whether you know MaryLeigh Roohan, or are about to, you are going to ind a new fave out of an old fauve. Which may, or may not, need some clariication. We’ll get there. In the meantime, let me tell those who are hearing about this young artist with quite a future for the irst time that you are in for a singular treat if you avail yourself of the opportunity to celebrate

with MaryLeigh Roohan and her friends as she oicially releases her outstanding EP, Skin and Bone, tonight at the Parting Glass, 40-42 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs. A big prestigious stage for an artist of any age, but just big enough for one who has an experiential bank belying her young years. One measure of the esteem she has already acquired in this discerning songwriter community is the company she will keep on stage. his evening, MaryLeigh will be introducing the following band mates at various points:

Chris Carey–guitar, Jason Brown–bass (he is also Skin and Bone’s producer), Joel Brown—guitar (senior artistin-residence at Skidmore, member of Triple Play), Meg Dufy—guitar, Brie-Wood Dunbar—cello, Laura Carozza–vocals, Sam Zucchini–drums, James Gascoyne—bass The last three on the list will form the core of MaryLeigh’s road band, with gigs at WAMC’s “The Linda,” St. Lawrence and Simmons College already on the

CD Release Party and Concert Friday, November 8 Doors: 7 p.m. / Show: 8 p.m. $5 cover The Parting Glass 40-42 Lake Avenue Saratoga Springs burgeoning itinerary. “We’ll be performing the CD tracks in order,” MaryLeigh said, “so people can hear what they’re getting.” Her humility is refreshing and genuine, but make no mistake: this lady means business. And it says here that the 10-original song CD at $10 is quite a bargain. Producer Jason Brown has captured the essence of MaryLeigh’s songwriting; the wisdom of an old soul in the body of a young, yearning individual. Consider one example: “I, I, I, I I never let you I just quietly came to Being loveless and cold” “Never Let You” Throughout the disc, there are these one-two punches. You have the CD on, going about your business, and all of a sudden you’re forced to say “did I hear that?” and replay a passage to be sure. And you’re left to wonder where it all came from. And what’s next. For MaryLeigh, what’s next will be a continuation of where she came from, the essence of which was formed by picking a guitar while at Emma Willard. “I didn’t really have much of a social life outside of school, and during breaks everyone scattered, so this occupied me during those times,” she said. She had some original inspiration from her mother Margaret, a classical guitarist, but hardly came from what you would call a musical family. So largely self-taught until fine-tuned with lessons from

Joel Brown. She found a nurturing and supportive community, as many do, at the open mics at Caffé Lena, where her first forays into songwriting were well-received. Her wanderlust took her to study abroad in St. Andrews, Scotland, where she got her irst pro gig: a weekly residency at a pub called 1 Golf Place. Returning home, and inishing at Skidmore she met David Farnsworth and Zach Edwards, forming MaryLeigh and the Fauves, which had more than a mini-mania of its own, scoring gigs at Hats Of, Victorian Streetwalk and Lark Fest. In conversation, you find a seasoned professional demeanor that forces yourself to blink and realize that this is a young 20-something. “Going forward, my goal is to always be the best I can be,” MaryLeigh said. “Even if I’m playing before an audience of two.” For the future, call her attitude ambitious tempered with a sidedish of realistic. “For me, the band situation is preferable, I love the sharing with colleagues,” MaryLeigh said. “I’ve got to be realistic, though, touring with a band, I hope we can make it happen. But I’m not afraid to go out on my own.” Continuing, MaryLeigh said she is conident about her future. “I’m all in as a musician. his is my life, there’s no backup plan.” Just lots of possibilities. Except one. “I can assure you that I won’t become a realtor.”

Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013

PULSE Victor?Victoria?

by Arthur Gonick Saratoga TODAY

The Poop on Pigeons

SARATOGA SPRINGS — I admit it. I was first attracted to this group because of the name and the imagery it invoked. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. But then I delved further and found that this hard working quartet out of Baltimore has a lot to offer. “Pigeons” perches at Putnam Den on Friday, November 8, headlining a show that also features Squid Parade. This is one of their 150 stops this year, and a quick listen to their recordings show that they bring combination of funk, rock and electronic energy that is multiplied when it’s observed live. Original jams in danceable combinations are a rare and joyous thing to experience in a live setting, and Putnam Den is about

the best “coop” in town to go bird-watching. Ah yes, the name. As a freshman at the University of Maryland, band founder Greg Ormont was dozing off during a Psych 101 lecture. Upon awakening, his eyes were fixed upon a random page in his textbook related to the famed BF Skinner experiments of training pigeons to play some crude form of table tennis. He leaned over to his musical mate Jeremy Schon and announced, “I have it.” And now you can too. Doors are at 8 p.m. This is an 18 and over show. Admission is $7 if you are 21 or older, $12 otherwise. For more information, visit

SARATOGA SPRINGS— The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga (LAGS)  invites all to their inaugural Broadway Rewind benefit this Saturday, November 9 at 8 p.m. at The Saratoga Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Admission is $20 at the door. For that you get an evening of some of Saratoga’s most creative thespians taking on their favorite Broadway show tunes— except, they’ll be switching gender in each case. “Charles” Channing, “Roberta” Preston, you get the idea. Broadway Rewind is in the style of the famous “Broadway Backwards” benefit concert series in New York City.  The cast of gender benders include Joy Peret, Andrea Burger, Marc Andrzejewski, Ann Miliken, Darlene Kelly, JJ Buechner, Christine Meglino, Jessica Byrnes Cheong, Chad Radock, Vivian Hwang, Kristal Crandall, Andrew Rycraft, Hollie Miller, Christine Meglino, Justin Newkirk, Matthew Peret, Dashira Cortes, Dawn Oesch and Nik Gatzendorfer. LAGS has been entertaining

audiences since 2006. They have recently been producing larger musicals such as Avenue Q, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Chicago, which was a complete sell-out smash. This benefit will help LAGS raise funds for a new sound system that includes stage and overhead microphones, which are needed to continue larger productions. They will also be announcing their 2014-2015 season programming.


Video-poem for Veterans Day GLENS FALLS— In honor of Veterans Day this Monday, November 11, he Lake George Arts Project has invited Saratoga Springs poet Marilyn McCabe to discuss and show her videopoem “At Freeman’s Farm.” his free event will take place at Rock Hill Bakehouse, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls. Videopoetry is a term used to describe a wide range of multimedia presentations that combine poetry, images and sound. his video-poem combines the poetry of Marilyn McCabe with the words and recollections of area veterans and images from the Saratoga battleield from videographer Peter Veradi, a Vietnam veteran. In her talk McCabe will discuss the making of “At Freeman’s Farm.” It was ilmed on the location of the irst battle of Saratoga in 1777 during the Revolutionary War and was created as a result of a New York State Council on the Arts grant she received in 2012. She says the poem she chose for this project “had been inspired by the conluence of several things, most directly a moment I’d had at the Saratoga battleield where I thought about all the men who had shed blood or died right there in the swath of ield I was looking at. And then all the people across all time across the whole world who had died in war, an almost constant part of the human species’ experience.” Continued pg. 32



Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013

Family Affair Continued from pg. 31

Good Guy, Good Times, Great Cause

SARATOGA SPRINGS — In this chair you get to hear a lot of music, which oten is a blessing, yet there are only a few items that make it to the “must see” category. his is one of those. Musician and Saratoga Springs High School music teacher Jefrey Halstead will be performing a rare public concert on Sunday, November 10 at 3 p.m. at he Church of St. Peter, 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs to beneit the church’s youth organization to help them attend the National Catholic Youth Conference. Halstead is both an accomplished composer and keyboard musician, with three EP’s to his credit. Expect to hear selections from “Etchings,” “he Midnight

Clear” and “For the Love of Heaven and Earth” and also some renditions of timeless classics from Elton John and Billy Joel. Admission is $5 for ages 18 and older. I have personally experienced Jefrey’s helping people on several occasions with no expectation or possibility of gain. his is another instance of a good guy giving back, which is something we can all should get behind. My only regret is that he wasn’t my music teacher, as I might be pounding a keyboard at Carnegie Hall instead of Case Street, but no matter. In this role I get to pick my spots and occasionally advocate. So, go.

SARATO GA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Center for the Family (SCFF) will recognize Sonny Bonacio at the inaugural Corks, Forks & Brews; a wine, beer and food tasting event at Saratoga N a t i o n a l Golf Club on T h u r s d a y, November 14 from 6—10 p.m. Sonny will be recognized for his recent efforts with the SCFF’s facility on Ballston Avenue’s renovations following a fire this past May. His firm completed the renovations within five months while Saratoga Center operated out of temporary office space at the Presbyterian—New England Congregational Church. Which is something to be thankful for and a reason for a town that rarely needs a reason to throw a great party. This is the inaugural year for Corks, Forks & Brews and it looks like it will be out of the starting gate with a bang. Here’s the lineup: wine from select featured vineyards and several New York state craft brews donated by title sponsor DeCresente Distributing Company. Cuisine from Mazzone Hospitality. music from Big Medicine. The

Heather Bohm-Tallman crazy photo booth (rest assured, my research department has learned that the photos that come out will be of you and yours, not Heather acting crazy), raffles and other features. Tickets are $100, for ages 35 and younger its $75. “This was a long five months for us,” Executive Director Deborah Tomaso said. “We are so happy to be back in our space. Sonny and his team made the whole renovation process as easy as something like this could be, they were great. This event is truly an opportunity to celebrate a fresh start while raising funds for the important work we do.” For more event information and registration, visit www. or call (518) 5878008 ext. 315.

Love in Chrome SARATOGA SPRINGS— You never forget your irst love. And sometimes it has eight cylinders. For those who have ever taken on an auto restoration project, there’s nothing quite like the moment you see ‘her’ for the irst time and imagine how it could be. Sure, she’s seen better days, but with the right TLC (and $$$) bringing a classic back to its glory days has brings a special feeling of pride for both owner and onlooker. Such is the theme of “Remade in America,” the Saratoga Automobile Museum’s (SAM) highly anticipated new Golub Gallery exhibition, which will open to the public on Saturday, November 16 and run through May 25. he exhibition features 13 cars and trucks, mostly from the Capital Region. his exhibit pays homage to those automotive enthusiasts who put their heart and soul into restoring a rusted old hulk, converting an abandoned antique

into a technically advanced hot rod or even cutting a car in half, as Latham’s Paul Hofman did and making it into something entirely diferent. You’ll also see a Nash Metropolitan rebuilt from a rusted hulk, a 1932 Ford Cabriolet hot rod and classics like a Pontiac GTO, a 1956 T-bird among the select collection. An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 22 from 6:30— 8:30 p.m. Car owners and exhibition curator Ron Hedger will be on hand to discuss the vehicles and the exhibition. SAM members enter free. For non-members, reservations are strongly recommended, with $15  advance tickets available online at Tickets will also be available at the door for $20 per adult. All attendees are also requested to RSVP to Heidi Shull at prior to the event.

Raising the Bars

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Two promotions at our neighborhood taverns are happening next week that are worthy of your consideration: Starting Tuesday, November 12, both the downtown (389 Broadway) and west side (112 Congress Street) editions of he Stadium Café will debut “Ta Ta Tuesday’s.” Co-owner Christine Harmon has developed an “enhanced,” if you will, all-day and night ladies night promo each week, tying in great food and drink specials from the restaurant with a discount card and outright giveaways each week from a variety of femalefriendly merchants, including: •Mary Martin & Co. •Living Well Healing Arts Center and Spa •Mountain Healing Arts Center •Saratoga Debut •Dehn’s Flowers and Gifts •Saratoga Trunk •Saratoga Candy Co. •Chic Underneath •Psychic Solutions Chris notes that if guys want to come and cheer on the festivities they are certainly welcome—something tells me she had this angle in mind all along, but it might just be me. Further research is obviously needed on this subject. Over at Irish Times (14 Phila Street) you have the opportunity to channel your inner Tom Cruise and beneit a good cause. he idea is you sign up via owner Niall Roche and designate a charity beneiciary. For instance, next hursday, November 14 the chosen recipient is Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Capital Region. hey will receive 20 percent of the bar and food as well as a portion of the tips. Bring your friends and have a good time while doing good for a great cause. What charity would you like to nominate? Email Niall at to discuss details and set up a date and time for your worthy cause.


Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013

week of 11/8-11/14 friday, 11/8:

saturday, 11/9:

Dave Fisk Quartet, 9 pm

Ria Curley, 7 pm

@ 9 Maple Avenue - 583.2582

@ Inn at Saratoga - 583.1890

Ryan Jenson, 9 pm

Just Nate, 6:30 pm

Radio Junkies, 9 pm

Downing Grey, 9 pm

Rani Arbo + Daisy Mayhem, 8 pm

Nouveau Jazz Beat, 10 pm

@ Bailey’s - 583.6060

@ Bentley’s - 899.4300

@ Caffè Lena - 583.0022

DJ Dingz, 10 pm

@ Saratoga City Tavern - 581.3230

Harx Duo, 9 pm @ Gaffney’s - 583.7359

@ Primelive Ultra Lounge - 583.4563 @ Putnam Den - 584.8066 @ Circus Cafe - 583.1106

sunday, 11/10: Stony Creek Band Anniversary Concert, 3 pm The WIYOS, 8 pm

Woodstone, 8 pm

@ Caffè Lena - 583.0022

Crispy Critters/Spoiler, 10:30 pm

monday, 11/11:

@ Irish Times - 583.0003 @ JP Bruno’s - 745.1180

Chris Carey/Tim Wechgelaer, 7 pm

3 To Get Ready, 9 pm

@ One Caroline - 587.2026

Mary Leigh Roohan CD Release, 8 pm

tuesday, 11/12:

@ The Mill - 899.5253

@ The Parting Glass - 583.1916

Shiri Zorn, 6:30 pm

@ Primelive Ultra Lounge - 583.4563

Open Mic w. Rick Bolton, 8 pm @ Gaffney’s - 583.7359

Jeff Brisbin, 7 pm

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, 9 pm

@ Maestros - 580.0312

Collette + the Mudcats, 8 pm

wednesday, 11/13:

@ Putnam Den - 584.8066 @ Ravenswood - 371.8771

Jeff and Becky Walton, 8:30 pm @ The Rusty Nail - 371.9875

Skyler’s Dream Team, 6 pm @ The Saratoga Winery - 584.9463

The Audiostars, 8 pm

Jeff Walton, 7 pm @ Maestros - 580.0312

Storytelling Open Mic feat. Mary Murphy, 8 pm @ Caffè Lena - 583.0022

Masters of Nostalgia, 9 pm @ One Caroline - 587.2026

@ Vapor - 792.8282

thursday, 11/14:

saturday, 11/9:

Open Mic, 8 pm

Pete Sweeney Quartet , 9 pm

High Peaks Band, 9pm

@ 9 Maple Avenue - 583.2582

Vontus, 9 pm @ Bailey’s - 583.6060

Vivid, 9 pm

@ Bentley’s - 899.4300

Bad Chaperones, 10 pm @ Caroline St. Pub - 583.9400

Brooks Williams, 8 pm @ Caffè Lena - 583.0022

The Heaters, 8 pm @ Ravenswoood - 371.8771

Woodstone, 9 pm @ Gaffney’s - 583.7359

E-Town Express, 8 pm @ Irish Times - 583.0003

Up All Night, 9 pm @ The Mill - 899.5253

@ Cafe Lena - 583.6060

@ Putnam Den - 584.8066

The Blackouts, 9 pm @ Gaffney’s - 583.7359

Tim Ortiz, 8 pm @ Irish Times - 583.0003

Battle of the Country Bands, 7 pm @ Vapor - 792.8282

Open Mic, 10 pm @ Circus Cafe - 583.1106

Jeff Brisbin, 7 pm @ Crown Grill - 583.1105

Jeff Walton, 6 pm @ Horseshoe Inn - 587.4909

Jay Yager, 6 pm

@ Primetime Ultra Lounge - 583.4563

Steve Candlen, 7 pm @ Maestros - 580.0312




Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013

Puzzles Across 1 Dinner for Mister Ed 5 On-the-job extras 10 Cave feedback 14 Snow remover 15 Ice show site 16 D’back or Met 17 “East of Eden” director Kazan 18 Popular half of a 45, usually 19 Time division on a map 20 Five-time Super Bowl winners 23 Do a librarian’s chore 24 Last Greek letter 27 Pipeline product 28 “It’s all about the beer” Dutch brewer 31 Tweezer targets 34 Club for the supersmart 35 Soccer goal 36 Weight training units 37 “Miracle on 34th Street” store 38 Stand up 39 Make the most of 40 Obama daughter whose Secret Service code name is “Rosebud” 41 Parcels (out) 42 Big name in sneakers 44 Droop in the middle 45 Ford lop 46 Insurance ilings 50 Standard lown in Ho Chi Minh City 55 Thug’s knife 57 Snow-block home 58 Preix with cast 59 Not contaminated 60 34-Across member 61 Soprano’s solo 62 Shoe inserts 63 Road curves 64 Headliner, or symbol associated with 20-, 28-, 37-, 42- and 50-Across Down 1 Opinion pieces 2 God of Islam 3 Fabric often decorated with pastoral scenes 4 Gulps down

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Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit, 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit SOLUTION TO TUESDAY’S PUZZLE


5 Whole bunch 6 Guitarist Clapton 7 Start all over 8 Felt in one’s bones 9 Swedish automaker 10 Digestive protein 11 Tight, as families 12 Lady lobster 13 Find at the mine 21 “We Try Harder” car rental chain 22 Chaplin granddaughter named for her grandmother 25 V-formation birds 26 Gets in the poker game 28 Anne of “Donnie Brasco” 29 One-named “Orinoco Flow” singer 30 Mag. edition 31 Groundbreaking comic Lenny 32 Put down new grass sections

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See puzzle solution on page 36 33 Starts to shoot 34 The “m” in E = mc2 37 Make a dent in, say 38 Rowing races 40 Actress Ward 41 Gander or gobbler 43 Soft-pile fabric 44 Offshoots 47 Like neon and xenon 48 Obama daughter whose Secret Service code name is “Radiance” 49 Mascara mishap 51 The Bee Gees’ “Gee” 52 Beast of fables 53 Spanish dessert 54 Partner of null 55 Coppertone letters 56 Shade of color

Writing the Right Word by Dave Dowling Accuracy in word choice is a key to effective communication. This quick weekly tip will help you ilter the confusion in some of our daily word choices. Paramount, Tantamount Paramount means primary or top. Customer satisfaction is the paramount concern of our staff.

Tantamount means equivalent to or the same as. The general’s action is tantamount to a declaration of peace.

Dave Dowling is the author of the The Wrong Word Dictionary and The Dictionary of Worthless Words. Signed copies are available for purchase at the gifts and home goods store, Homessence on Broadway in Saratoga Springs.


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Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013

COMMuNITY SPORTS BuLLETIN Spartans Win PK Battle Over Red Rams in Regional Semis

Zwicklbauer Ensures Repeat Class B Title

STILLWATER — Goalkeeper Haley Schultz stopped two of three penalty kicks to ensure a Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls’ soccer win over Jamesville-DeWitt , Tuesday in the Class A regional semiinal. With the victory, the Spartans avenge last November’s 1-0 loss to the Red Rams in the Class A regionals, which came ater a three year stretch of beating the Section III school. Just one game into the season, Burnt Hills senior Morgan Burchhardt said, “We will probably meet up with [Jamesville] again, so we’ll see. I’d like to beat them again. It’s always great.” Turns out she was right. Burchhardt did her part by inding the back of the net in the irst round of penalty kicks, ater the two teams inished regulation tied 2-2. Spartans midielder Meghan Malone converted on the second. Schultz, a sophomore, was put into the game for the penalty kick rounds when she made two saves before Jenna Retell clinched the game in the fourth round with a penalty kick conversion. Jamesville-DeWitt held a 1-0 lead at haltime when Alexandra Catanzarite scored with eight minutes let in the irst half. But the Spartans responded with goals from Burchhardt and Malone to go up 2-1 over the No. 9 ranked team in the state. Catanzarite scored her second goal of the game ater cashing in a rebound of the crossbar at the 19:22 mark. he game went into two scoreless 10-minute overtimes before the two ive-minute sudden victory periods and penalty kicks Burnt Hills will now play for a spot in the state semiinals on Saturday aternoon against Peru, as they improve their record to 12-7-1.

Burnt Hills Volleyball Remains On Top of Section II BURNT HILLS — he Burnt Hills–Ballston Lake volleyball program has not given up its reputations as the biggest force to be reckoned with in Section II. Both the girls and boys teams claimed Section II championships Friday, November 1. Girls For the girls, it’s their 16th section championship in the last 17 years. he sectional run was capped of with a 3-0 win over Queensbury, helped by senior Lindsay Bynon’s efort, which included three aces and 14 digs. Burnt Hills won in three sets to win a 12th straight title, 25-14, 25-19 and 25-16. Natalie Schurman had seven kills and nine digs while Jessica Dillon had seven kills, two aces and 25 assists for the Spartans (24-4). Kathleen Schurman, Jaleah Owens, Lindsay Bynon and Ashley Agan were all important assets for the win, as head coach Gary Bynon won his 19th title. Next up for Burnt Hills is the Class A regional against Section III winner Oswego on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cicero-North Syracuse High school. he next round of pool play would be November 16 for a shot at the championship on November 17. he girls are looking for their third straight NYSPHSAA Class A tournament championship Boys Drew Haughey had 14 digs and Austin Nydegger converted on 12 kills as the Spartans took down Mohonasen at home for the Section II Division II championship, November 1. he Spartans (19-3) were also helped out by Brien Hollowood’s nine kills and three blocks, as well as Dan Symer’s nine kills and Cody Pearce’s 39 assists. It took just three sets for the Spartans as they took down Mohonasen 25-20, 25-10, 15-17 to advance to the NYSPHSAA D2 tournament. Burnt Hills played Section IV Cobleskill on Wednesday at Cobleskill-Richmond High School.

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Senior captain Nicole Beardsley moves the ball upield for the Spartans, during their Section II Class B championship game win against South Glens Falls, November 3. Photo by

SCHUYLERVILLE — Burnt Hills field hockey repeated as Section II Class B champions with a 4-0 win over South Glens Falls. Although the Bulldogs posted one of the best seasons in program history, they were not able to get through the Spartan defense or contain sophomore Elise Zwicklbauer, who had three goals in the November 3 win. Taylor Safford also added a score for the Spartans. Zwicklbauer scored the first goal of her hat trick and the game after an assist from senior captain Nicole Beardsley just five minutes into the first half on a corner. It was all the Spartans (12-6) would need, as they advanced to regionals. That game will be played at noon Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, as the Spartans of Section II will play the Spartans of Section III (East Syracuse Minoa). ESM repeated as Section III champs with a 2-1 win over Camden at Rome Free Academy last Saturday. The Bulldogs finish with a 13-5 record, which included the programs first Foothills Council crown in 24 years.

Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013



Young Guns Tooker, Vetter Leading the Way by Brian Cremo Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — The last time Queensbury hosted the New York NYSPHSAA Cross Country State Championships was in 2005—a year that fared well for the Blue Streaks. That year, both the boys and girls won the state meet. In the last two weeks, the boys and girls claimed two more Suburban Council titles and Section II championships. Now the favorites are aiming to add yet another state title to this season’s accolades—a season that had a lot of expectations just a year after both teams won the State Federation Championships for the first time since 2001. “We don’t worry about what anyone else expects from us,” said Blue Streaks head coach Linda Kranick. “We just approach every meet the same and it takes the pressure of.” Last week’s Section II meet was also at Queensbury. “They really do a good job putting on a meet,” Kranick said. “Queensbury is always organized and well run and a great experience.”

he Streaks placed three boys in the top nine to win the title, 52-84, over Shenendehowa, while the girls inished in irst, 50-64 over Guilderland for the Section II crown. “We’re very pleased with the performances,” said Blue Streaks head coach Linda Kranick. “The kids are progressing very well and we’re looking forward to the exciting meet at the end of the season.” Sophomore Aidan Tooker claimed the individual title at states by 12 seconds with a time of 15:43.12, as senior teammates Brent Freestone (16:22.48) and Jay Navin (16:29.63) finished in eighth and ninth place, respectively. Senior Joe Verro placed 11th (16:35.29). Eighth grader Samantha Vetter led the way for the Blue Streaks girls, finishing in second place after Shaker’s Maryanna Lansing with a time of 19:00.46. Vetter’s performance at the Suburban Council meet earned her a first-place individual title just a week before when she finished 11 seconds ahead of Lansing. Her twin sister, Carly Vetter, finished in 10th place (19:32.57) at sectionals. “The Vetter twins are really doing a good job,” Kranick said.

he young girls’ cross country team has dominated this season and is looking to continue their hot streak in Queensbury on Saturday at the New York State Championships. Photo by

“They push each other and they’re very competitive young ladies.” For what is a fairly young girls team, Kranick said the lack of experience is made up for with maturity and the fact that they “love to run.” The group leadership of senior Sarah Morin and juniors Spencer Hayes, who has been on

the team since seventh grade, and Estella Smith has contributed to the dominant season, as the mentors have helped pass the program’s torch of tradition down to the younger runners. Eighth graders Peyton Engborg and Keellyn Cummings have also been a consistent force for Saratoga Springs. Engborg ran to a 12th

place inish (19:38.66) last week, while Cummings inished in 38th (20:34.87). “They all get along very well,” Kranick said. “They’re a very close-knit team and good natured kids, so it’s been an enjoyable season.” The state meet begins Saturday at 8:45 a.m. in Queensbury.

Blue Streaks Set Tone as ‘Force to be Reckoned With’ by Brian Cremo Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Although Saratoga Springs came up short, 2-0, to Niskayuna in Wednesday’s Section II Class AA inals, head coach Adrienne Dannehy is excited about the season’s success and what it means for the future. “We’ve set the tone now for Saratoga Springs soccer and I think we’re going to be a force to be reckoned with in the next couple years here,” said Dannehy, who coached the team to the program’s irst inals berth since 1989. Ater being the No. 1 seed in the tournament two years in a row and being knocked out in the semiinals and quarterinals, the Blue Streaks came into this season ater losing nine seniors. It took the team four games to get their irst win before inishing 9-6-1 in the Suburban. “Bringing them together, it took us the irst couple games to kind of come together,” Dannehy said. “Every game they just improved. I’m just so proud of them—it was a

big season. I just wish it had gone the other way for us (in the inals).” he Streaks rode a ive-game winning streak into the inals, taking two one-goal games over Shaker and Guilderland in the playofs. “To not make it with them (the 2012 and ’11 teams) and to make it with a young team, that just moved me beyond words,” Dannehy said. “I just can’t say anything more about how much heart and efort these kids put into this season, and it showed.” he No. 5 Blue Streaks’ (117-1) loss to No. 2 Niskayuna (163-0) was the last game for Cassidy Driscoll, who was second on the team this season in goals (10). Driscoll played the entire postseason while nursing two sprained ankles and displayed a comeback season ater recovering from a torn ACL, which forced her to miss all of her junior year. As a sophomore, Driscoll was a Section II all-star and the leading scorer on the team. “To come back, between her and Ellery (Bianco) our leading goal scorers, and be a leader on the ield, let me tell you that kid doesn’t

quit,” Dannehy said. “We’re certainly going to miss her next year, but I think she’s leaving behind a legacy that I will always be able to say, ‘Remember Cassidy Driscoll?’ I’ll always be able to look back and the girls will know her and how hard she worked and what she accomplished.” he Streaks will also be losing keeper Melissa Mascari, who showed of a number of big saves, speciically in the postseason against Shaker with under a minute let in the game, midielder Emily Wickert and defender Madison Maloney. his year’s relatively young Saratoga Springs squad started two freshmen in every game at the outside back positions—Hannah Murphy and Elizabeth Maguire. “Hannah Murphy is kind of a diamond in the rough in that she’s only been playing for a couple years, but what she lacks in experience she makes up for in tenacity,” Dannehy said. “She was oten on the other teams’ top goal scorers all season long. What was exciting about her was that she didn’t really realize

Saratoga Springs senior Cassidy Driscoll No. 9 was an ofensive catalyst for the Blue Streaks, who made it to the Class AA inals for the irst time in 24 years. Photo by

who we were marking her up with. I still don’t think she realizes what she accomplished this year, but she was able to shut down some of the top girls in the Suburban Council.” he Blue Streaks will also bring back Bianco, the team leader in goals (12) and assists (eight), as well as sophomore Delaney Dyer and juniors Taylor Camoin and Kennedy Cocozzo.

“We have a huge foundation,” said Dannehy, who is also encouraged by all the younger levels in the program posting records well above .500. “I think it’s going to continue and it’s just going to get better. It’s a culture of Saratoga, you work hard and you have success, and this team proved it. For the younger kids, it’s just going to fire them up more.”



Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013

Perfection: An Obsession by Damian Fantauzzi for Saratoga TODAY Just recently there was a “60 Minutes” segment on CBS about Nick Saban, the highly successful football coach at the University of Alabama. he story put an emphasis on his philosophical approach of perfection and how he drives his teams to achieve the goal of lawlessness. his is not a new philosophy. Coach Saban is not the only coach in the world of sports who has had a focus to teach the game of football in a perfect world. Coaches and people like Nick Saban are so driven in their lives that they sometimes forget they are as human as the rest of mankind. here will be times that they ind it diicult to accept the possibility that they were

wrong about something that relates to their knowledge of what they do best. he infallibility of perfection can be overwhelming to driven people. Don’t misunderstand what I’m saying. I am totally impressed with this man and his achievements. I have, somewhat of a similar philosophical approach to coaching (notice I said similar). I do believe in the human aspect that there is more to be learned through our failures than our successes. What I mean is simple. When we were babies/toddlers, in order to learn to walk, we had to fall. Life has its problems of balance with trips and falls and most of the time these lessons are not complicated. In my career as a basketball coach and teacher, I have learned what is meant by human error. It became a big part of life and I was able to accept that mission. Life is like a school exam. No matter how prepared we think we are there will always be questions that stump us. Ater all, the concept of learning is illed with stumbling blocks. When coaching a sport, success is measured by number of wins compared to number of losses. In reality, it isn’t always about wins, losses, championships and trophies. It’s what’s learned by the team from the coaches to the players.

Coach Saban is the measuring stick, or poster child if you will, for what it takes to implement an extremely successful college football program. He is to be admired on how his philosophy has brought the University of Alabama back to its gridiron limelight of old that it had under legendary football coach Bear Bryant. Notice that Coach Saban does have his own hat, which is made of straw with a Crimson Tide band. It has become part of his practice attire and legacy, but he doesn’t wear it during the games. Coach Bryant was known for his iconic headgear, a hound’s-tooth (plaid) hat that became his calling card during his 24-year tenure with the Crimson Tide, and he did wear it during games. Coaches like Saban become godlike igures. My friend Bobby Knight, who brought Indiana University back into the NCAA basketball limelight from the 1970s through the year 2000, had his share of worship at IU. Unfortunately he was ired by the university ater some controversy that involved the treatment of his players. Later he moved on as the basketball coach at Texas Tech. He’s now retired and is a featured commentator for ESPN. Coach Knight was also a coaching mentor who believed in striving for perfection. Realistically,

his view was the fact that he knew he could never get his teams to play that perfect game but focused on a goal to aim for the bull’s-eye of perfection. As an added note, when Coach Knight was the Hoosiers’ coach, his players had a 98 percent graduation rate. hat’s near the bull’s-eye of perfection. What’s to be learned from coaches like Nick Saban and Bobby Knight? When I was coaching I used an old cliché that I lived by: “In order to get to the moon, you have to shoot for the stars!” I also believe in accepting that athletes, especially the younger ones, don’t make mistakes on purpose. I’m not a proponent of coaching with the use of fear tactics, especially at the scholastic levels. Success comes as respect and appreciation develops between the players and their mentor. he respect from the athletes will grow from the coach’s knowledge and what he or she has to ofer as the coach respects the players for their willingness to try to get better, along with their understanding of what is being taught in the learning process. he Saban/Knight philosophies can be misunderstood by parents, the media and the fans. Some of the incidents that became the demise of Bobby Knight were blown out of proportion and even wrongly interpreted. His frustration of getting his

teams to perform beyond their own expectations might have caught up to his proile. A Coach Knight quote sums up some of his character: “The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.” Like Coach Nick Saban said on “60 Minutes,” his belief is that the process is never-ending. here is no doubt in my mind that in the sports world genius is misunderstood, especially by those who question the coach and his or her motives of what it is that drives goaloriented coaches. What happens is the people who are on the outside don’t see the process (or even understand it) for getting to a place that’s beyond the viewer’s scope. In a simpler explanation, most outsiders, like the fans and media, have a foggy view of what this process is and the mechanics of all of the little things needed to be put into place in order for the whole thing to function. It’s the methodology of teaching (part vs. whole). I have always appreciated coaches like, Saban, Knight and, not to exclude retired women’s basketball coach of Tennessee, Pat Summitt, for what they have accomplished in their careers. hese iconic coaches are people of genius and, in truth, a rare breed.

JMJC Wins 7 Medals in Montreal MONTREAL, Quebec — Athletes from the Jason Morris Judo Center (JMJC) in Glenville enjoyed a stellar weekend at the Quebec Open in Montreal, which is held right next to the 1976 Olympic stadium in the Pierre Charbonneau Center. The JMJC added seven medals to their total now of 82 at the Quebec Open. Burnt Hills graduate Hannah Martin, 25, continued to pile up the hardware this year by winning her third Quebec Open gold. It was her first gold at 63kg and sixth overall medal. Martin’s last event of the year will be the Abu Dhabi grand prix on November 22-23, as she tries to move up in the world rankings. She is currently at a career high No. 11 ranking. Maria Dhami, 18, led the way for the JMJC IC taking home two gold medals, her first at the Quebec Open. Dhami captured

the under-21 52kg title in dominating fashion going 4-0 winning all of her matches by a full point on the first day of competition. On day two, Dhami won the 52kg seniors women’s elite division, which included winning a semifinal thriller against 2013 Cadet World Champion, Jessica Klimkait (Canada). Klimkait had defeated Dhami on her home soil just two weeks ago at the JMJChosted Morris Cup in Burnt Hills. Tony Sangimino, 23, claimed his first Quebec Open title, going 5-0 in 81kg on the day. Sangimino avenged a loss earlier in the year to 2013 Cadet World Champion, Louis Krieber Gagnon (Canada) by knocking off the Canadian in a second round overtime battle, which Tony ended with a slick new move for a full point. Brad Bolen cruised to 66kg victory, claiming his second Quebec Open title by posting a 5-0 record. Bolen won all of his

(Let to right) Brad Bolen, Hannah Martin, Tony Sangimino, Alex Turner and Maria Dhami at the Quebec open in Montreal last weekend.

matches by a full point with four of them coming via his signature choke, the “Bolen Arrow.” This served as a nice tune up for Bolen as he gets ready to compete in the Samoa World Cup, November 15-16. Bolen’s JMJC teammates, Nick Kossor (Burnt Hills graduate), 27, and Alex Turner, 20, will be going as well. Alex Turner, 20, turned his

best performance to date by taking a silver medal in the very deep 73kg weight class, losing in the final in an overtime thriller to David Ancor (Canada). Burnt Hills High Junior Nick Irabli,17, continues to improve as he took a silver medal in the under-21 plus-100kg on the first day then went on to place fifth in the men’s plus-100kg category on

day two to close out the JMJC medal count. Pete Stanley (Shenendehowa graduate), 29, took fifth place at plus-100kg and Burnt Hills High graduate, Jack Hatton, 18, placed fifth in the under21 81kg category. Burnt Hills High, senior, Eric Skyler placed seventh going 3-2 in the under21 81kg division.


Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013


BH-BL Looks to Avenge Lone Season Loss, Win Superbowl by Brian Cremo Saratoga TODAY BURNT HILLS-BALLSTON LAKE — he defending Class A state champion Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Spartans will play in their eighth straight Section II Superbowl on Saturday night against the only team that has beaten the program in the last 21 games—Queensbury. Ater a missed extra point, Queensbury took the matchup of Spartans 28-27 on September 28. at game was Burnt Hills’ quarterback John Clayton’s irst start at the position. He was also the one who couldn’t ind the space between the uprights. But the missed ield goal hasn’t seemed to slow Clayton down. He has since grown into his role and it didn’t take him and the team long to get back on track, as BH-BL responded with a four straight weeks of dominating opponents by an average margin of 48.8 points per game before last week’s 24-19 win over Troy in Troy. “he more repetitions you get, the more comfortable you get with the position,” said Burnt Hills head coach Matt Shell. “It’s not like he’s never played it before. We picked him up from the JV and he was doing a really good job for the JV

when we called him up.” Clayton, a sophomore, cashed in on a 24-yard ield and inished with a season-high 117 passing yards and two touchdowns in that semiinal game, while last year’s state inals MVP Dan Maynard, who was replaced behind center by Clayton in Week 4, ran for 135 yards on the ground and a touchdown. Burnt Hills (8-1) responded to Troy’s opening score with a 24-0 run, which was enough to hold of 13 straight points by Troy in the fourth quarter. “You don’t expect to just walk into someone’s home ield and not get a great challenge,” Shell said. “We knew that going in, so we fully expected it to be that way for four quarters.” Heading into Saturday’s game against undefeated Queensbury (9-0), Burnt Hills is familiar with the fact that they aren’t up against an easy task. Queensbury held BH-BL leading rusher, Joshua Quesada to a season low 31 yards rushing. Quesada has exactly 1,000 yards rushing on the season (over 111 yards per game) and is the No. 2 running back in Section II in total touchdowns (22), just behind Lansingburgh’s Anthony Walker (25). “Queensbury has a really good defense and we know that and they did

a good job against our entire ofense,” Shell said. “Josh has had a really good year for us and he’s been able to get some explosive plays, but Queensbury did a great job against him. We have to ind a way to make him more of a factor if we can. It’s not going to be easy. hat’s for sure.” he irst time the two squads met up, special teams proved to be a big part of the game. Queensbury’s Christopher Johnson blocked a punt and Taylor Wilson returned it 45 yards for a score, while Queseda returned a punt up the le sideline for a 57-yard touchdown for Burnt Hills. Queensbury also botched a snap before a punt, giving BH-BL ield position at the two-yard line, setting up a Queseda punch in for a 21-7 lead in the third quarter that didn’t last. “I’ve told the kids, ‘You have to play every snap because you can get points any time in a game,’” Shell said. “It’s nerve-wracking and special teams are a big part of any game whether it’s the game this Saturday or a game earlier in the season.” To win another Section II Class A Superbowl, Burnt Hills will have to contain the rushing attack of Brett Rodriguez, Kalen Minott and Timothy Voorhis. “We know who their guys are

Burnt Hills head coach Matt Shell (above) will coach in his eighth straight Section II Class A Superbowl at the helm of the Spartans on Saturday night. Photo by Mark

and their guys have been the same guys all year,” Shell said. “It’s not di erent than when we played them earlier. hey have a lot of talented athletes and young kids who are doing a great job for them.” Rodriguez, a sophomore, is coming of a semiinal game where he torched Amsterdam for 190 total yards and three touchdowns. At the same time, Shell is prepared to go up against a balanced Queensbury team that has used some trick-option passing and is looking to beat them for their third loss in two years. “hey really spread the ball around with their ofense, so we have

to make sure we defend the entire formation because if you think you’re going to key in on one particular player, they’re going to bring in somebody else,” Shell said. “We have to make sure we’re sound overall defensively. It’s a tough o ense to defend but you have to play disciplined and physical…hey have to make sure they’re prepared to play this game because it’s our biggest challenge.” Burnt Hills and Queensbury, the teams who rank No. 2 and No. 6 in Section II total points, respectively, will face of against each other at 7 p.m., Saturday at Shenendehowa High School.

Saratoga TODAY'S Star Athletes Aidan Tooker

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Saratoga Springs • Sophomore• X-Country Saratoga Springs’ Cross Country runner Aidan Tooker inished in irst place at the 2013 Cross Country Section II Championships at Saratoga State Park on Friday, November 1. Tooker’s time (15:43.12) put him convincingly ahead of Bethlehem senior Stephen Booker (15:55.06) and Columbia senior Kyle Gronostaj (16:01.12). he sophomore’s individual title helped Saratoga Springs boys cross country claim another Section II championship. “Aidan loves competition and the bigger the competition, the better he runs,” said Saratoga Springs head coach Linda Kranick. e Blue Streaks breezed through the section meet with a team tally of 52 points—way ahead of Shenendehowa (85) and Colonie (90). Tooker’s leading performance came a week ater his third place inish with a time of 15:04 at the Suburban Council Championships to help Saratoga Springs take yet another league title.

Morgan Burchhardt

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake • Senior • FB Morgan Burchhardt’s play in Tuesday’s regional matchup against Jamesville-DeWitt helped her team in a Class A regional semifinal win against Jamesville-DeWitt. Burchhardt responded to the Red Rams’ opening goal with one of her own. She also set the tone when the game went into penalty kicks by being the first to send one home en route to the 3-1 shootout clincher. She and teammate Meghan Malone both ended the game with a goal and a PK, as the Spartans now advance for a shot at the state semifinals. Burchhardt is the team leader in goals (13) and points (23) for the Spartans this season, propelling the program to its ninth straight Section II Class A title and what is now a five game winning streak.

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Week of November 8 – November 14, 2013



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Blue Streaks Head to NYS Championships

See X-Country pg. 37 (Pictured above) Will Messier, Ethan North, Jay Navin, Brent Freestone, Aidan Tooker, Joe Verro and Chris Edwards are headed to Queensbury, along with the rest of Saratoga Springs cross country, for the NYSPHSAA Cross Country State Championships meet on Saturday. Both the Blue Streaks boys’ and girls’ teams won last week’s Section II title. Photo by

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