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Welcome . . . Owner/Publisher Chad Beatty General Manager Robin Mitchell Managing Editor Chris Vallone Bushee Production Director Richard Hale Creative Director Jessica Kane Advertising Jim Daley, Cindy Durfey Graphic Designer Eric Havens

to Welcome Home, Saratoga County’s most omprehensive community guide book. Whether you are a lifelong resident or new to the area, Welcome Home is a must-have for homeowners and business owners alike. Packed with information and photos, Welcome Home makes navigating life in our region a little easier. As you will see, Welcome Home is color-coded by category to create a user-friendly experience filled with vibrant color. We hope that you enjoy this directory and find it easy to use. But before you dig into the guide, get a taste of our region by scanning the QR codes located below this introduction. From technology to horses and farmers' markets, to downtown shopping, these six videos offer you a glimpse into our special place in the world, compliments of the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation, the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, and the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau . . . three other shining examples of local groups with global visions. If you have an idea for a category not listed in our guide, let us know for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Welcome Home. Thank you for your time, and enjoy life in the Saratoga Region!

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Contents From the people who bring you

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Saratoga County at-a-glance

from demographics to newcomer information this is where you will get to know Saratoga County

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The City of Saratoga Springs

from the public library to the race course, we have it all

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The Towns of Saratoga County

in an easy to use alphabetical listing

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Healthy Saratoga

from bike clubs to medical facilities

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Seniors Information

everything from applying for benefits to volunteering options

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Education

from summer camps and public parks to pre-schools and colleges

Directories p. 130 Dining p. 135 Recreation p. 140 Civic Organizations p. 142 Charitable Organizations p. 144 Places of Worship p. 146 Health and Human Services

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Saratoga County at-a-glance... Thank you to the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, Saratoga Schenectady Schoharie Association of realtors, and the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation for providing information for this section.

HOUSING STATISTICS Towns

Total Listed 1,188 475 Ballston, Milton, Village of Ballston Spa 223 Malta, Village of Round Lake, Luther Forest 135 Waterford and Mechanicville 1,443 Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake 259 Charlton, Galway, Providence 381 Town of Saratoga, Stillwater, Schylerville, Victory Mills 152 Moreau, Village of South Glens Falls 193 Corinth, Day, Edinburgh, Hadley Saratoga Springs, Wilton, Greenfield, Northumberland

LOCATION

Mileage from Saratoga County to:: Baltimore 350 New York City 168 Boston 159 Washington, DC 400 Buffalo 290 Hartford 135 Montreal 220 Philadelphia 261

Saratoga County’s

Avg List Price Sold $346,922 $255,702 $316,355 $190,391 $300,694 $230,453 $263,852 $227,249 $187,636

Avg Sale Price Sold $333,923 $250,568 $309,351 $184,683 $297,676 $219,011 $248,606 $225,483 $174,039

REGIONAL CLIMATE NYS Month January April July October

Temperature

Precipitation

Mean Max Min 21 30 12 47 58 36 71 83 60 51 62 40

Total Snow 2.49 15.9 2.78 3.2 3.60 8.0 3.00 4.1

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

Buses

Adirondack Trailways

(800) 776-7548 • trailwaysny.com

Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) (518) 482-8822 • cdta.org

Greyhound (800) 231-2222 • greyhound.com Upstate Tours & Travel (518) 584-5252 • upstatetours.com

Megabus

1-877-462-6342 • megabus.com

Air

Albany International Airport

(518) 242-2200 • albanyairport.com

Saratoga County Airport

(800) 359-2299 • richmor.com (Accommodates private, charter, prop & jet aircraft) saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com

Trains Amtrak

(800) 872-7245 • amtrak.com

Car Rentals

Enterprise Rent-A-Car • (518) 587.0687 Hertz Car Rentals • (518) 691-0404

Taxicabs

A&H Express Taxi Service • (518) 580-8631 Chet’s Airport Service • (518) 423-5752 Capitaland Taxi (Saratoga) • (518) 583-3131 Capitaland Taxi (Gansevoort) • (518) 584-2227 Saratoga Hybrid Cab • (518) 698-4122 Saratoga Taxi • (518) 584-2700 T&L Taxi (Ballston Spa) • (518) 885-0360 Value Van Taxi • (518) 479-9394 Welcome Home 2013  |  13


Demographic Information Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010

EMPLOYMENT [Total employed civilian population 16+ years: 112,419] By Occupation

Number Percent

Management, professional & related . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,190 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.2 Service occupations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,888 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.9 Sales & office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,324 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.1 Farming, fishing & forestry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.4 Construction, extraction & maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,047 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.0 Production, transportation & material moving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,575 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.4 By Industry Agriculture, forestry & related . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 915 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.8 Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,788 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.9 Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,674 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.6 Wholesale trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,526 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1 Retail trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,434 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.1 Transportation, warehousing, utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,780 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.3 Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,547 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3 Finance, insurance, real estate, rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,126 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.1 Professional, scientific, mgmt, administrative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,259 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.0 Educational, health & social services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27,216 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.2 Arts, entertainment, recreation, lodging, food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,570 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.5 Public administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.0 Other services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,599 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1

By Class of Worker

Private wage & salary workers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83,995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.7 Government workers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21,551 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.1 Self-employed workers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,631 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.9 Unpaid family workers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.2

INCOME [Total Households: 78,226] Less than $10,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,532 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.2 $10,00–$24,999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,137 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.1 $25,000–$49,999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,748 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.1 $50,000–$74,999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,857 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.0 $75,000–$99,999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13,615 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.2 $100,000–199,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,845 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.3 Over $200,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,431 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1 Median household income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $64,705

GENERAL FACTS Sex and Age Males = 49.4% Females = 50.6% Under 5 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15–19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20–34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35–44 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45–54 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55–64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Over 65 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

12,042 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.6 28,047 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.0 15,096 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.0 37,529 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.3 34,853 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.1 35,035 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.2 26,845 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.4 27,044 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.4

Race

White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94.9 Black/African American . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.5 Latino/Hispanic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.4 American Indian/Alaskan National . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.2

Education

High school graduates, percent of person’s age 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91.3 Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of person’s age 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34.1

Other Information

Mean travel time to work, workers age 16+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 minutes Total housing units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96,380 Homeownership rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75.0 Land area of Saratoga County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 812 square miles

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Saratoga County’s

Major Employers Over 2,000 Employees

300–499 Employees

GlobalFoundries, Malta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000

Sysco Foodservice, Halfmoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403 Prestige Services, Inc., Clifton Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 US Foodservice, Clifton Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389 Four Winds, Saratoga Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380 Ace Hardware Distribution Center, Wilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305

1,000–1,999 Employees Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1850 Shenendehowa Central School District Clifton Park, Malta, Halfmoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1800 Navy—Personnel at GE Lab, Milton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1500 Saratoga County, Ballston Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1400 State Farm Insurance, Malta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1153 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1120 Saratoga Springs City School District Saratoga Springs, Greenfield, Wilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1010 Momentive Performance Materials, Waterford . . . . . . . . . 1000

800–999 Emplyees Stewart’s Ice Cream Co. Countywide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 990 Quad Graphics, Inc.Saratoga Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800

500–799 Employees Ballston Spa Central School District Ballston, Milton, Malta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 730 Target Distribution Center, Wilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 700 Wesley Health Care, Saratoga Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 680 Saratoga Bridges, Ballston Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 580 Mohawk Paper Mills, Inc., Cohoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525 DA Collins Co., Wilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500

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100–299 Employees Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Milton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 Cengage, Clifton Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275 SCA Tissue Co., South Glens Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 New Country Motor Car Group, Saratoga Springs . . . . . . . 254 Curtis Lumber Co., Inc., Countywide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 Infrastructure, Halfmoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Adirondack Trust Company, Saratoga Springs . . . . . . . . . . 220 Ball Corporation, Saratoga Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 County Waste, Clifton Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Cascades Tissue Group, Mechanicville/Waterford . . . . . . . 183 Espey Manufacturing & Electronics Co., Saratoga Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Bast Hatfield, Inc., Halfmoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Logistics One, Saratoga Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Ballston Spa National Bank, Ballston Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

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Newcomers’ Guide Electric & Gas

National Grid • Customer Service (800) 642-4272 • Power Outages (800) 867-5222 • Gas Emergencies (800) 892-2345 • Call Before You Dig (800) 962-7962 NYSEG • Customer Service (800) 572-1111 • Gas Emergency (800) 572-1121 • Electrical Emergency / Interruption (800) 572-1131

Department of Motor Vehicles Main County Office

Ballston Spa Motor Vehicles 40 McMaster Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 M, T, Th & F 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m., W 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Rubbish & Garbage Removal

Check with your local municipality, and if not provided, contact a privately owned company.

Telephone / Internet / Cable • AT&T (800) 288-2020 • Direct TV 1-888-427-7125 • Time Warner 1-866-321-2225 • Verizon (800) 256-4646

Taxes

There are three primary taxes for which property owners are responsible: school, county & city or town. Please refer to your individual municipality for any other applicable taxes. Saratoga County taxes are among the lowest in the state.

Call any office for an appointment

(518) 885-2227

Saratoga Springs Branch

Saratoga Springs Motor Vehicles Wilton Mall, 3065 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 M, W, Th & F 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m., T 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Call any office for an appointment

Water & Sewer

Saratoga Springs has a municipal water supply and city sewer system, as do many other municipalities in the county. Some areas are on private wells or hook up to private water companies and use private sewer lines. A county sewer district serves a major portion of the county. For more information on rates, contact your municipality.

(518) 584-7403

Clifton Park Branch

Clifton Country Mall, Clifton Park, NY 12065 M, T, W, F 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Th 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Call any office for an appointment.

(518) 383-2480

Polling Information Saratoga County Board of Elections 50 West High St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020 Phone: (518) 885-2249 Fax: (518) 884-4751 The Board of Elections is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For information regarding absentee ballots or registering by mail .saratogacountyny.gov

Recycling

Saratoga County Recycling Centers are free to all Saratoga County residents – please refer to the county website (www. saratogacountyny.gov) or call them directly at 1-866-reuse it (1-866-738-7348) for specific guidelines, locations and hours

of operation. • Corinth – Hearth Road • Clifton Park – Vishers Ferry Road • Saratoga Springs – Weibel Avenue • Milton – County Farm Road • Moreau – Butler Road

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Elected Officials

Albany, NY

Governor

Andrew M. Cuomo (D-NY) governor.ny.gov Albany Office (518) 474-8390

U.S. Senator

Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) gillibrand.senate.gov Albany Office (518) 431-0120

U.S. Senator

Charles E. Schumer (R-NY) schumer.senate.gov Albany Office (518) 431-4070

U.S. Congressman

Chris Gibson (R-NY) 19th gibson.house.gov Albany Office (518) 306-5450

U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) 20th tonko.house.gov Albany Office (518) 465-0700

NY State Senator

Hugh T. Farley (R) 49th nysenate.gov/senator/ hugh-t-farley Albany Office (518) 455-2181

NY State Senator

Kathy Marchione (R) 43rd nysenate.gov/senator/ kathleen-a-marchione Albany Office (518) 455-2381

NYS Assemblyman

Tony Jordan (R) 113th assembly.state.ny.us/mem/ Tony-Jordan Albany Office (518) 455-5404

NYS Assemblyman

John T. McDonald III (D) 108th assembly.state.ny.us/mem/ John-T-McDonald-III Albany Office (518) 455-4474

NYS Assemblyman

Jamed Tedisco (R) 112th assembly.state.ny.us/mem/ James-Tedisco Albany Office (518) 455-5772

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Saratoga County

Official Saratoga County website: SaratogaCountyNY.gov • County Area Code: (518) Animal Shelter (518) 885-4113 6010 County Farm Road Ballston Spa, NY 12020 Board of Elections (518) 885-2249

(See Page 17 for Voter Registration Information)

Board of Supervisors (518) 885-2240 County Administrator Spencer P. Hellwig (518) 884-4742 County Clerk / Department of Motor Vehicles Deputy County Clerk, Charles Foesher II (518) 885-2213 (See Page 17 for DMV locations)

County Historian Lauen Roberts (518) 884-4749 County Nursing Home Maplewood Manor Administrator, Diane Brown (518) 885-2288 149 Ballston Ave. Ballston Spa, NY 12020 County Treasurer Samuel J. Pitcheralle (518) 884-4724

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Department of Social Services Commissioner, Robert Christopher (518) 884-4140 152 West High Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020 District Attorney James A. Murphy III (518) 885-2263 25 West High Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020 Employment & Training Program Director, Lisa M. Scaccia (518) 884-4170 152 West High Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020 Mental Health Center Director, Hans Lehr 584-9030 211 Church Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Office of the Aging Director, Sandra Cross (518) 884-4100 152 West High Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Public Health Nursing Service Director of Public Health, Karen A. Levison (518) 584-7460 31 Woodlawn Avenue, Suite 1 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Public Works Department Commissioner, Keith R. Manz, P.E. (518) 885-2235 3654 Galway Rd. Ballston Spa, NY 12020 Real Property Tax Service Agency Director, Joanne Bosley (518) 885-2219 35 West High Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020 Return the FAVOR Veteran’s Discount Program To apply for a FAVOR card, stop at the County Clerk’s office, 40 McMaster Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020 (continued on page 20)

Probation Department Steven R. Bayle, Probation Director (518) 884-4120 Public Defender John H. Ciulla‚ Jr. (518) 884-4795

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Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 6010 County Farm Road Ballston Spa (518) 885-6761 (518) 885-2450 Veteran’s Service Agency Director, Andrew Davis (518) 884-4115

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Youth Bureau Director, Wess Carr 152 West High Street Ballston Spa, (518) 884-4180 Saratoga County Chamber www.saratoga.org Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau www.discoversaratoga.org

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Welcome to . . . The City of Saratoga Springs

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The City of Saratoga Springs

Official Town Website: SaratogaSprings.org • Zip Code: 12866 Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks is the jewel of upstate New York, the City in the Country . . . Saratoga Springs. This once seasonal resort community is now a year-round tourist destination. Serving as the summer home to the NY City Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra, Saratoga Springs also hosts some of the best Thoroughbred racing in the country. The diverse cultural market and affluent tourist influx is what makes Saratoga Springs “A Great American Place” and a premier location to work and raise a family. City Hall 474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518) 587-3550 City Mayor Scott Johnson, (518) 587-3550 x2514 Public Safety Commissioner Chris Mathiesen, (518) 587-3550 x2627 Public Works Commissioner Anthony Scirocco (518) 587-3550, ext. 2562 Accounts Commissioner/City Clerk John Franck, (518) 587-3550, ext. 2543 Finance Commissioner Michelle Madigan (518) 587-3550, ext. 2571 Supervisors Matt Veitch, (518) 587-2198 Joanne Yepsenn, (518) 526-5272 Post Offices 475 Broadway, (518) 587-1798 x245 Washington Street, (518) 584-1545

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Library see page 58 for more information Public Schools Saratoga City Schools 3 Blue Streak Blvd., (518) 583-4700 saratogaschools.org Chamber of Commerce Saratoga County 28 Clinton St., (518) 584-3255 Saratoga.org Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association PO Box 974 (518) 587-8635 saratogadowntown.com Non-Emergency Fire 60 Lake Ave., (518) 587-3599 Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau 60 Railroad Place, Suite 100 (518) 584-1531 www.discoversaratoga.org

Non-Emergency Police Chief of Police Christopher Cole 5 Lake Avenue (518) 584-1800 EMT—Saratoga Emergency Corp. 166 West Avenue (518) 584-2109 Animal Control Saratoga Springs Police Department 5 Lake Avenue (518) 584-1800 Visitors’ Center 297 Broadway (518) 587-3241 Parks and Attractions For a complete listing of all area attractions, please visit the Saratga County Chamber at Saratoga.org or see pages 135–139 for more information.

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Saratoga Race Course

The Saratoga Race Course is famous the world over, drawing some of the globe’s top owners, trainers, jockeys and Thoroughbreds to its beautiful and historic grounds for many of the biggest meets in the nation. Located off of Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs, fans both casual and diehard have come to the racetrack since it first opened in 1863 to enjoy world-class entertainment and experience the excitement during the seven-week summer season. Photos provided. The historic Saratoga Race Course is famous the world over, drawing some of the globe’s top horse owners, trainers, jockeys and Thoroughbreds to its beautiful grounds for many of the biggest meets in the nation. Located off of Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs, fans both casual and diehard have come to the racetrack since it first opened in 1863 to enjoy world-class entertainment and experience the excitement during the seven-week summer season. The 350-acre racetrack begins its Summer 2013 season Friday, July 19, and will run for 40 days until close on Labor Day, Monday, September 2. Able to accommodate 50,000 guests at once, the Saratoga Race Course also offers trackside dining for up to 2,200 guests, and can seat 18,000 in the beautiful grandstand, private boxes, luxury suites, and at the picnic tables, benches and more. The Saratoga Race Course offers a wide variety of dining options for guests to try, from vendors placed strategically across the grounds to the open-air Turf Terrace Dining Room. Guests may also visit The Club Terrace, located behind the box seating area on the second floor of the Clubhouse; the At the Rail Pavilion, featuring trackside viewing of the races in a climate-controlled environment; the second-floor Carousel Restaurant, overlooking the scenic picnic area; or the Porch at track-level, located in an open air environment just a few feet away from the outside rail. Every racing day from 7–9:30 a.m., guests are also invited to enjoy a long-standing tradition—the buffet breakfast served on The Porch. Lastly, the Jim Dandy Bar offers a sophisticated,

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comfortable experience for adults looking to relax and take in the races. The Saratoga Race Course has something for everyone, for through-and-through fans, casual observers, families, youngsters and everyone in between. Races are held Wednesday through Monday; general parking is free or trackside is $10; grandstand admission is $3, clubhouse admission $5, children 12 and under are free but must accompanied by a parent or guardian. So come and visit the thrilling and historic Saratoga Race Course for a truly unforgettable experience. For more information, visit www.nyra.com/index_saratoga or call (518) 584-6200.

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Saratoga 150 August 3, 2013 will mark 150 years of racing at the Saratoga Race Course and the City of Saratoga Springs is planning a party all summer long in celebration. There are over 180 events planned between May 1 and September 30 in celebration of the 150th birthday of the track. America’s Oldest Sporting Venue Celebrates 150 Years of Racing. The Saratoga race course is celebrating 150 years of racing with a celebration that will last several months and include a wide range of events and activities. Organized by Saratoga 150 and a myriad of volunteers, the five-month-long celebration will extend from May through September 2013, and will offer more than 180 events for area residents and visitors to the region. Events will include derby parties, film festivals, fireworks, horse shows, parades, concerts, cash giveaways and so much more! As part of the celebration, five racing fans will have the chance to wager $15,000 of someone else’s money during the 2013 season. If the fan selects a winner, he or she will get to take home the full on-track winnings, not having spent a penny of their own money. Purchase a Saratoga 150 medallion for $15 at any branch of the Adirondack Trust to be able to attend all the major events including the August Bettor Ball with three generational bands playing in separate rooms at the Saratoga Springs City Center; three nights of the film festival; and Family Night with ethnic bands, clowns, magicians, storytellers, a wild life show, mentalists and fireworks. It is sure to be a celebration remembered for centuries. Plan to be a part of the celebration— check out their website for additional events—www.saratoga150.com. Here are some of the highlights of events planned: Saratoga 150 Kickoff Celebration at SPAC Sunday, May 26, SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs The official kick-off of Saratoga 150 celebration events includes picnic contest, family activities and fireworks! Revolutionary War Encampment Saturday, June 8, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs For more information, please call (518) 584-6920. Saratoga 150 Film Festival Tuesday June 11 through Thursday, June 13, Zankel Music CenterSponsor/Organization: Skidmore College The Saratoga 150 Film Festival features: June 11 – Seabiscuit; June 12 – Secretariat; June 13 – Saratoga. Floral Fete and Ice Cream Social Friday, August 2, Broadway/Congress Park Sponsor/Organization: A Saratoga 150 gift to the community by Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson A Floral Fete and Ice Cream Social features a promenade of carriages, bikes, etc. decorated with flowers and a free community ice cream social in the park. For more information, call (518) 229-6023. Pre-registration is required. SPAC Honors 150th Anniversary of Saratoga Race Course When: Thursday August 8 Where: Saratoga Performing Arts Center Sponsor/Organization: SPAC World Premier Concert “Saratoga 150” by The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC; includes an original commission by Grammy-Award winning composer Richard Danielpour, Serenade. For more information, call (518) 584-9330. Get $5 off SPAC classical programming admission with an Official Saratoga 150 Lapel Pin Medallion. saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com

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Saratoga Art Scene Galleries

Links for many of the following located on www.saratogaartsfest.org/ about/partners.php

• 70 Beekman Street Fine Art Gallery • Crafters Gallery 427 Broadway, SS • Feneex Boutique, 30 Beekman Street, SS

Photo courtesy of Stock Studios Photography.

• Flores Fine Art Gallery 468 Broaway, SS • Gary Zack Studio http://garyzack.com • LaFayette Jewelry Designs, http://adirondackminute.com/ lafayette-jewelry-designs • Mimosa Gallery 489 Broadway, SS • Saratoga Arts Center Gallery 320 Broadway, SS • Schick Art Gallery at Skidmore College Art Building 815 North Broadway, 2nd Floor • Spa Fine Art, 376 Broadway, SS • Spring Street Gallery 110 Spring Street, SS • Symmetry Gallery, 348 Broadway, SS • Textile Studio 143 Grand Ave at Beekman, SS • The Front Room Gallery 73 Beekman St., SS

Art in the Park

Historic Congress Park July 13 & September 14, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. www.saratoga-arts.org

Venues

Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Performing Arts Center, an acoustically ideal amphitheater in the heart of Saratoga Spa State Park, showcases some of the nation’s best performers throughout its jam-packed summer season. The summer home of the New York City Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra, SPAC makes classical, timeless performances accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Hosting everyone from iconic legends Elton John and Bob Dylan, to mainstream giants Drake and Zac Brown Band, SPAC’s summer concerts have something for every musical taste. Enjoy live music under the stars on SPAC’s ample lawn seating or opt for a more up-close experience and sit stage-side inside the amphitheatre. Calendar of Events: www.spac.org/ calendar.php

Home Made Theater Homemadetheater.org Home Made Theater is a not-for-profit theater company committed to enhancing the cultural life of the Saratoga region. As the Resident Company in the historic Spa Little Theater we are a vital link in creating a thriving community. We believe in the ability of theater to entertain, educate and enrich people’s lives. Our mission is to offer high quality theater productions of outstanding plays, produced by a dedicated group of professionally minded artists, to offer classes in the theater arts to people of all ages, and to provide the opportunity for exciting and rewarding participation in all aspects of the theater. HMT produces a four -show season, between October and May. We offer dinner theater packages with area restaurants for the three “main-stage” productions. Each December we offer a “Theater for Families” production. HMT also offers acting classes for children, teens, and adults. Saratoga Children’s Theater www.saratogachildrenstheatre.org Enriching. Educating. Inspiring. At Saratoga Children’s Theatre, community is the heart of our theatre. By enriching, educating and inspiring our children we capture their artistic qualities. At SCT, we not only provide a forum for creating theatre, we are building a future audience with a life-long love of the theatre arts. Skidmore College Department of Theater www.skidmore.edu/academics/theater/ currentSeason Saratoga Shakespeare Company www.saratogashakespeare.com

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Saratoga Casino & Raceway

Featuring over 1,700 slot machines, three restaurants, a nightclub and the famed halfmile harness horse racing track, Saratoga Casino and Raceway boasts a huge variety of entertainment, dining, racing and nightlife options all in one location, making it one of the most exciting attractions in Saratoga Springs. Open seven days a week 9 am-4pm. Off of Crescent Avenue in Saratoga Springs, the casino offers year-round entertainment with some of the industry’s hottest and latest games, including slot machines, video poker, electronic roulette, electronic craps and more. Wager one penny or $25 a pop – for casual gamers or big spenders – there are many options to choose from for those 18 and over on the gaming floor. But gaming is only part of the equation. Come experience the thrill of live harness racing around the stunning half-mile track, open from March through December each year. View live races along the rail, from the comfort of the lower clubhouse, in the Grandstand, or while takingin a meal at Fortunes Restaurant or Lucky Joe’s. Guests can also watch and wager on racing on one of the many televisions located along the Mezzanine floor. As day fades into night, the Vapor Night Club comes alive. Featuring live bands, DJs, special events, celebrity appearances and more, Vapor is one of the trendiest hot spots in Saratoga Springs. Gaming, racing, dining and entertainment – Saratoga Casino and Raceway has it all. To learn more, visit www.SaratogaCasino.com.

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Saratoga Polo Club

Polo may be the sport of kings, but at the scenic Whitney Field in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Polo has something to offer for everyone. Located at 2 Bloomfield Road in Saratoga, the 2013 Polo season begins Friday, July 12 and runs through Labor Day, Sunday, September 1. With over 100 years of history at the local grounds, fans new and old are treated to full, panoramic views of the exciting matches and fast-paced action with some of the best polo teams from all over the world. Enjoy The Clubhouse, featuring excellent seats to watch the games while enjoying light dining faire and drinks in a comfortable, airconditioned setting. Or try The Clubhouse porch to enjoy the open air, where fans can relax in corporate or personal box seats, or sit back in the surrounding fieldside seating. Guests can also pack a picnic basket and enjoy the evening’s entertainment on the general admission lawn. A family favorite, get up close to the polo action in a casual setting, where even the dog is welcome to attend. Refreshments can also be purchased on the grounds, and handy guides to understanding the game are also made available. To learn more, visit www.saratogapolo.com.

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Saratoga Springs Public Library Your Saratoga Springs Public Library is a hub of community activity, serving over half a million visitors of all ages each year. Our collection of books, magazines, recorded books, music and movies has something for everyone. The library is located in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs, just one block from Broadway. We’re open seven days a week, year ‘round, and offer a broad array of programs for the whole family. Our website, www.sspl.org, provides 24/7 access to the library’s catalog. Your library card is a key to a world of information, entertainment, and ideas. The library is chartered to serve the Saratoga Springs School District, which includes the City of Saratoga Springs, and portions of the towns of Wilton, Greenfield, Milton and Malta. Cardholders in good standing may borrow any item on the shelf, however, the number of items non-residents may borrow from some high-demand portions of our collection, such as feature films on DVD and New and Popular books, may be limited, and holds privileges on these items are reserved for district residents and members of the Ex-Libris Society of the Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library. A member of the Southern Adirondack Library System and part of a joint automation agreement with libraries in the Mohawk Valley Library System, we share a catalog and have reciprocal borrowing arrangements with libraries in an eightcounty region. Year ‘Round Activities Saratoga Springs Public Library offers a full slate of activities for every member of the family, including: • Teen Room—The Teen Room is open to students in grades 6-12 after school. This is not a quiet area of the library. • Monthly “Books and Tea” book discussions and “Life is Short” short story discussions allowing teens to have a say in library programs • Holistic Health Programs • Story Times for children’s various developmental stages • Summer Reading Program designed to help school kids maintain their reading skills over the summer break

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(The Children’s Room also sponsors some very special annual programs, including...) Live reindeer visits during holiday time Coordinating library visits for every third grade classroom in the school district Hatching chicks in the spring Gingerbread house making programs in the winter, and An annual Mother’s Day visit from real live llamas Computer Workstations: Library cardholders may use workstations in the library’s Computer Center for up to two and a half hours per day. Workstations not only provide Internet access, but also have a number of productivity software programs, such as word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.

Some Special Services: • Computer Classes: Regularly scheduled computer classes for different skill levels will help to keep your knowledge up-to-date. Watch the library’s website (www.sspl. org) for schedule and registration information. • Meeting Rooms: Nonprofit organizations in the library’s service area may apply to use library meeting rooms at no charge • Premium Online Content: Tired of being unsure about the quality of information returned from search engines on the World Wide Web? Our website, www.sspl.org is a portal to a number of reliable, content-rich online databases for homework, research, reading suggestions and entrepreneurship. • SALON: Southern Adirondack Library On-Demand is your online home for downloadable digital audiobooks and a small but growing selection of eBooks. Library cardholders may browse and download digital content for use on home computers or portable devices. • The Saratoga Room: Our special collection focusing on books and other printed Saratoga memorabilia is a must stop for visitors, newcomers,

and researchers hoping to learn more about Saratoga Springs’ rich and colorful history. Homebound Service: Being homebound doesn’t have to mean missing out on library service. Residents of our service area who are temporarily or permanently unable to travel to the library may qualify to receive visits from a member of the library’s staff who will deliver books and other materials directly to your door. The Book Bag Shop: The Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library operate this used book store inside the library. Here you’ll find some of the best book bargains around, and proceeds of sales support library programs and services. 584-7860 Higher Grounds Caffè: Operated by Kimberlie DeSilva, the Higher Grounds Caffè offers delicious coffee and espresso drinks, and a variety of pastries, soups, salads, and sandwiches. 450-0209. Please note that hours for the Book Bag Shop and Higher Grounds Caffè differ from general library hours. VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program Tax assistance provided by the Saratoga County VITA Program (sponsored by the IRS). Literacy New York Greater Capital Region Literacy NY provides private and small group instruction by trained volunteers to individuals wishing to improve reading, writing and English speaking skills, and to prepare for the US citizenship examination.

Library Hours: Monday – Thursday 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday Noon–5 p.m. *Closed most major holidays. 49 Henry Street Saratoga Springs, (518) 584-7860 www.sspl.org saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com


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Saratoga Springs Visitor Center

The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center is the gateway to the city for residents and visitors alike. At the Visitor Center, you’ll find a friendly staff to answer questions, provide referrals, and share a wealth of knowledge. You’ll find all kinds of travel information and information about area resources and attractions. The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center is under the direction of the City of Saratoga Springs Office of the Mayor. Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center 297 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Phone: (518) 587-3241 Fax: (518) 580-0980 Email: visitorInfo@saratoga-springs.org Visitor Center Hours Beginning Memorial Day weekend through the day before Thanksgiving Monday–Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Beginning Thanksgiving weekend through the weekend before Memorial Day weekend) Monday–Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Saratoga County Museums Brookside Museum 6 Charlton Street Ballston Spa (518) 885-4000 www.brooksidemuseum.org info@brooksidemuseum.org Maintained by the Saratoga County Historical Society, Brookside offers classes, has five galleries, a hands-on-history room, a research library, and a gift shop. Open Tuesday– Friday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The Children’s Museum at Saratoga 69 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs (518) 584-5540 www.cmssny.org info@cmssny.org Housing 13 interactive exhibits and a hands-on art studio, children ages 2–10 can hone their creativity, grow and socialize. Open July 1 through Labor Day: Monday–Saturday from 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Sunday Noon–4 p.m. and Labor Day through June: Tuesday–Saturday from 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Sunday Noon–4:30 p.m. Friends of Ulysses S. Grant Cottage PO Box 2294, Wilton (518) 587-8277 www.grantcottage.org Grant Cottage is the historic site where Ulysses Grant spent his last days. Complete with original furnishings, Grant’s personal items, and a spectacular view of the Hudson Valley. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day: Wednesday–Sunday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Labor Day through

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Columbus Day: Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. National Bottle Museum 76 Milton Avenue Ballston Spa (518) 885-7589 www.nationalbottlemuseum.org nbottlemuseum@verizon.net The museum displays exhibits about early bottle making methods and tools, as well as handmade bottles. The museum is also the host of numerous classes and events. Open Monday–Friday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 99 South Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 584-2225 www.dancemuseum.org info@dancemuseum.org The only museum in the nation dedicated to American professional dance, the National Museum of Dance is a living museum, where dance is featured in archives, exhibitions, classes and special events. Open Tuesday–Saturday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame 191 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 584-0400 www.racingmuseum.net nmrevents@racingmuseum.net The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame displays the history of American Thoroughbreds. Visitors can enjoy exclusive Oklahoma tours, public programs and interactive galleries. They are

changing special exhibits that make every visit a different experience. The museum is closed until February 29 for exhibit updates. New York State Military Museum 61 Lake Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 581-5100 www.dmna.state.ny.us/ historic/mil-hist.htm int-historians@ng.army.mil New York State’s military history collection is housed here in a historical 1889 armory. A complete history is showcased including displays from the Revolutionary War to the current conflict in Iraq. The museum also has a military history library and archive. Open Tuesday–Saturday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday Noon–4 p.m. Saratoga Automobile Museum 110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs (518) 587-1935 www.saratogaautomuseum.org info@saratogaautomuseum.com The museum commemorates New York State’s automotive heritage and features changing exhibits including antique, classic, race, Indy, sports and stock cars. The museum includes three galleries, an orientation theater and gift shop. Open June–September: Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; October–December: Tuesday–Sunday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; January–February: Wednesday–Sunday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and March–May: Tuesday–Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame 352 Jefferson St., Saratoga Springs (518) 587-4210 A harness museum housing sulkies, old-timeheroes and antique horseshoe displays. Open May–June and November, Thursday–Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and July–October, Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saratoga Springs History Museum The Canfield Casino, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs (518) 584-6920 www.saratogahistory.org historicalsociety@spa.net The Saratoga Springs History Museum has three floors of exhibits that tell the story of Saratoga Springs. Stillwater Blockhouse Routes 4 and 32 Stillwater (518) 664-1847 www.stillwaterny.org/visitors cultural-attractions.asp The Blockhouse is a museum that houses information about the American Revolution and the history of the Town of Stillwater. Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518) 580-8080 www.skidmore.edu/tang tang@skidmore.edu One of the first interdisciplinary museums of its kind in the country, the Tang’s exhibitions and programs combine a variety of subjects with new works of international, contemporary art. The Tang also is host to artist talks, tours, films, music and children’s activities. Open Tuesday–Sunday from Noon–5 p.m. and Thursday Noon–9 p.m. Wilton Heritage and Farm Museum Mt. McGregor Road and Parkhurst Road Wilton www.townofwilton.com/town-historian The Wilton Heritage Society Museum, located at Mt. McGregor and Parkhurst Roads in Wilton, is open Friday–Sunday 1–4 p.m. during June, July and August. Exhibits include a Victorian parlor, a one-room school, Wilton landmarks, Mt. McGregor and a farm annex.

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Saratoga County Festivals 16th Annual Saratoga Invitational: April 26-28, 2013 saratogarowing.com

Day Parade: June 8, 2013. Bring the family and join the fun of the Elks Flag Day Parade.

Saratoga 150: May–September 2013 Organized by Saratoga 150 and many other volunteers, the five-month-long celebration will extend from May through September 2013, and will offer more than 100 events for area residents and visitors to the region. Some events to take place will be: derby parties, film festivals, fireworks, horse shows, parades, concerts, cash giveaways and much more!

Skidmore Horse Show— Saratoga Classic: June 1116, June 19-23, 2013 skidmore.edu/saratogaclassic

Saratoga Farmers Market Opening Day: May 1, 2013 The twice-weekly outdoor market at the pavilions at High Rock Park resumes. Hours: Wednesdays 3 to 6 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Parrot Head Festival: June 22, 2013 Calling all Jimmy Buffet fans! For the first time ever, Saratoga County is going to feel a whole lot more like Margaritaville when the Parrot Head Festival comes to town. Buffet-fans and partygoers alike will get down to the sounds of the nation’s leading Jimmy Buffet tribute act and enjoy the island themed festival like a cheeseburger in paradise.

Saratoga Springs Horse Show: May 8-12, 2013 saratogaspringshorseshow. com Dressage at Saratoga: May 25-26, 2013 Look for us on Facebook SaratogaArtsFest: June 6–9, 2013 This event celebrates the dance, film, music, theater, and visual-art in Saratoga Springs and upstate New York. Come see and experience the talents of local, regional and national artists during the annual citywide, four-day festival. Flag

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Saratoga Brewfest: June 15, 2013 This annual event is the place to be for all the craft beer aficionados in Saratoga. Breweries from all over the Northeast converge on Saratoga County Fairgrounds for an afternoon of food, fun and craft beer.

36th Anniversary Saratoga Freihofer’s Jazz Festival: June 29 & 30, 2013 The jazziest event in Saratoga Springs is without question the annual Freihofer’s Jazz Festival. The event brings some of the biggest names in jazz to Saratoga Performing Arts Center with two stages of performers, a craft fair and lots of other musical events.

All-American Celebration: July 4, 2013 Saratoga’s All-American Celebration, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organized by community volunteers to bring family fun and patriotic pride to the residents and visitors of Saratoga Springs, New York as we celebrate our nation’s freedom and independence every Fourth of July Firecracker4 Road Race: July 4, 2013 Start your July 4th festivities with a 4-mile road race beginning on Broadway and winding through the historic streets of Saratoga Springs. Parkfest: July 13, 2013 Another outstanding celebration to be held at Gavin Park on Saturday, July 13, 2013. More than 10,000 visitors attend this fun-filled day of entertainment, known as ParkFest to enjoy free activities, amusement park-type rides and fireworks at dusk. Hats Off Festival: July 19, 2013 The Hats Off To Saratoga Festival is the highlight of opening weekend at Saratoga Race Course. Track-goers and Saratoga Springs residents look forward to a weekend that is jam packed with special events, live music, entertainment and the race-track! Race Course Opening Day: July 19, 2013 Saratoga Springs’ most famous attraction is its historic race course. The six-week track

meet kicks off July 19 with the annual Hats Off Festival, featuring live music throughout downtown and hundreds of stunning hats competing in a variety of categories for top honors. The racing season continues throughout the enchanting mornings and exciting until close on Labor Day. The race course has long been known as the “summertime place to be!” Silk & Satin Road Race: July 20, 2013 The Silks & Satins 5K Run to benefit Special Olympics New York takes runners on a tour through the beautiful, tree-lined streets of Saratoga Springs, beginning with a breathtaking view of the thoroughbreds as they start their morning warm-up. Washington County Fair: August 19–25, 2013 The fair brings together the best of everything, entertainment, 4-H Displays, Food, Music, Great Rides and more animals than anywhere else. Travers Stakes Race: August 24, 2013 The crown jewel of the summer horse racing schedule, the Travers Stakes is known as “the Mid-Summer Derby.” World class race horses, trainers and breeders take their shot at the $1 million purse for winning. The 2013 race will be the 144th running of the Travers Stakes.

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Saratoga Final Stretch: August 31 & September 1, 2013 As the racing season winds down in Saratoga Springs, celebrate the end of summer with the Final Stretch celebration. Enjoy live music downtown, including jazz, bluegrass, classical, folk, country, Dixieland and more. 13th Annual Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival: September 6–8, 2013 This event is a celebration of fine wine, fine food and fine cars. Automobile enthusiasts from all over the Northeast descend on Saratoga for a weekend filled with fast cars and gourmet food. The Grand Tasting event features over 250 different vintages of wine for sampling. Showcase of Homes: September 21-22, 28-29, October 5-6, 2013 Check out Chef’s Nights! saratogashowcaseofhomes.com Saratoga Springs Fall Festival: October 26, 2013 Downtown Saratoga celebrates the beautiful fall season during the last weekend of October. Enjoy spooky trolley rides, a petting zoo, trick-or-treating, pumpkin rolling races, arts and crafts, cupcake decorating, live music and more. Victorian Street Walk: November 28, 2013 Join downtown Saratoga Springs as it celebrates the beginning of the holiday season with music, magic, gingerbread house displays, choral groups, Victorian costumes, live reindeer and countless venues featuring live music and entertainment. Saratoga Festival of Trees: November 27–December 1, 2013 Be the first to walk amid hundreds of beautiful, twinkling trees, wreaths, centerpieces and other holiday items available for viewing and for sale at the Saratoga Springs City Center. Enjoy a special saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com

breakfast with Santa, build holiday crafts with Frosty and Rudolph, or just take in the stunning holiday decorations. Saratoga County Restaurant Week: November 29– December 5, 2013 Enjoy many of Saratoga’s fine restaurants and establishments during the holiday season’s Restaurant Week. Enjoy some of the best food the area has to offer, all at a reasonable fixed price. First Night Saratoga: December 31, 2013 In case you can’t make it to Times Square, Saratoga Springs is the home of New York’s second biggest New Year’s Eve celebration. First Night Saratoga is an alcoholfree event for the whole family. Ring in the New Year with the festive music and entertainment in downtown Saratoga. Save The Dates . . . 2014 Winterfest Weekend: January The annual Winterfest in downtown Saratoga Springs is a great chance to get out of the house and enjoy dozens of wintertime activities with the family. There’s wine tastings, ski and snowshoe tours and the main event . . . Chowderfest. Chowderfest: February The Spa City’s annual Chowderfest is one of the most anticipated events all year. Saratoga Beer Week: February Beer Week is Saratoga Springs’ newest annual event that brings an array of breweries and master brewers to the city for dozens of events at local nightlife venues. Saratoga Restaurant Week: Mid-March For all the “foodies” out there, Saratoga Restaurant Week is your chance to try a special menu prepared by participating restaurants.

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The BEST Beauty by Meghan D. Lemery, LCSW-R

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ne of the biggest issues I hear from women in my practice is negative self talk. Constantly raising the bar of perfection and never really taking the time to acknowledge the little and big accomplishments of reaching a goal or simply being “good enough”. When we are constantly critiquing ourselves we set the stage for an anxious heavy heart and negative attitude. I hear from so many women who get into the trap of comparing themselves to others and the result is never feeling good enough.

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The best way to work through this negative self doubt is to simply make a decision that you will, under no circumstances, continue to put yourself down. If I punched you in the face you would immediately defend yourself. Your adrenaline would kick in and you would seek protection and safety for yourself. You would put ice or healing ointment on your face to get the swelling down and sooth the pain. Your natural instinct is to take care of yourself when being physically harmed. We need this same level of attention and care when it comes to caring for ourselves emotionally. Every time you look in the mirror and choose to reflect on every blemish, wrinkle and flaw you are punching your heart, spirit, body and soul. These repeated jabs will leave your heart with deep emotional scars that can eventually lead to a dark and depressed spirit. We would never talk to our best friends the way we speak to ourselves. Would you say to your bestie, “Your thighs could have their own zipcode girl! Or, “Hey Pal, didn’t you get the memo…CARBS are NOT your friend! Rather, we would encourage our bestie in the pursuit of health and wellness and chose to see her with eyes of love and acceptance. Would if we made the choice to treat ourselves the way we would treat our most treasured loved ones? Often times I hear women say, “Why can’t I just like myself like Suzie does? She seems to just be okay with who she is . . . what’s her secret?”

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My dear ladies the secret is there is NO secret. It’s a daily sometimes even minute-by-minute choice to accept and like who you are. The difference between people who have a positive aura about themselves and the people who don’t is a DECISION. Imagine if you could right at this moment make the decision to treat yourself with love and respect. Imagine today that you could declare with conviction, “From this day forward I will learn to love and accept myself. I will no longer abuse myself with negative self talk and criticism. I will learn to get into the habit of seeing myself with eyes of love and acceptance. I will not spend one more minute tearing myself down.” This very simple decision is perhaps the best kept beauty secret around. The choice to like who you are and accept yourself as is, leads to bright shiny eyes, a beautiful smile, a sparkly “je ne sais quoi” aura and a body that walks around feeling confident and fit. You can buy every anti wrinkle cream on the market and botox yourself frozen but no amount of product will produce the amazing results that love and self acceptance do. Cultivate a beauty routine that is based on being good to yourself and treating yourself with love and respect. The fact is, there is only one YOU on the entire plane. No one else has your smile, sense of humor and unique gifts and talents. When we compare ourselves to others we are literally rejecting our existence on the planet. Make the choice today to honor who you are and what unique gifts you bring to the world simply by being YOU. Do not spend another minute beating yourself up. Take a look in the mirror, look deeply into your eyes and apologize to yourself for all the crappy things you have said to your heart. Let your spirit know that you will make a conscious choice daily to treat yourself as well as you would your favorite bestie. Don’t wait to feel good, make the choice and decision NOW to trade the voice of self doubt for LOVE and ACCEPTANCE! YOU ARE WORTH IT! Ms. Lemery is a psychotherapist practicing in Glens Falls and Saratoga Springs, NY. For more information please visit meghanlemery.com or email meghanlemery@yahoo.com.

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Pet Information

Super Roxy. Photo courtesy of Tracey Buyce.

Animal Shelters Estherville Animal Shelter 100 Russell Rd. Greenfield Center (518) 893-7451 estherville100@aol.com Friends of the Saratoga County Animal Shelter P.O. Box 788 Saratoga Springs (518) 583-1080 FriendsofSCAS@yahoo.com Forever Home Greyhound Adoptions 82 McLean St. Ballston Spa foreverhomegreyhounds.com (518) 885-8257 Out of the Pits Pit Bull Rescue, training and adoption P.O. Box 2311 Albany outofthepits.org

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Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist PO Box 2497 Wilton (518) 428-2994 hopeanimalrescue.org Out of the Pits Pit Bull Rescue, training and adoption PO Box 2311 Albany outofthepits.org Saratoga County Animal Shelter 6010 County Farm Road Ballston Spa (518) 885-4113 saratogacountyny.gov

Animal Removal & Control Adirondack Dundee (518) 584-5201 adirondackdundee.com

Pet Boarding Milton Manor Pet Spa & Resort 612 Rt 29, Middle Grove (518) 587-6673 miltonmanor.com

Pet Cemeteries Saratoga Pet Cemetery Rt. 9 North, Wilton, (518) 587-2662 Dog Trainers Mahogany Ridge Home of Team Training Rt. 9 South, Saratoga (518) 587-0810, mahoganyridge.org The Complete Canine, LLC Chelsea Koslow, CPDT-KA Certified Pet Dog Trainer (518) 480-8626 www.thecompletecaninellc. com

DanTrainsDogs.com Dan Rossignol, Dog Trainer & Behaviorist (518) 232-8106

Veterinarians Adirondack Veterinary Clinic 419 Geyser Rd., Ballston Spa, (518) 587-6486 Ballston Spa Vet Clinic 365 Saratoga Ave. Ballston Spa (518) 885-5650, ballstonspavet.com Burnt Hills Veterinary Hospital 145 Goode Street, Burnt Hills (518) 399-5213 burnthillsvethosp.com Holistic Veterinary Center 1404 Route 9, Clifton Park (518) 383-5697 Holisticpetcaretoday.com

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Homestead Animal Hospital 442 County Route 76, Mechanicville (518) 664-2122 Homesteadanimalhospitalny. com

Upstate Animal Medical Center 415 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs (518) 583-0609 Upstateamc.com

Dawgdom 441A Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518) 306-6600 dawgdom.com info@dawgdom.com

Malta Animal Hospital 604 State Rte 67 Malta (518) 885-2550 maltavet.com

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Pawlicker’s 2528 Route 9N Greenfield Center www.pawlickers.com (518) 955-6082

Milton Veterinary Hospital 608 Route 29, Middle Grove (518) 587-4676, miltonveterinary.com

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Northway Animal Emergency Clinic 35 Fawn Road Gansevoort (518) 761-2602 northwayanimalemergency. com Saratoga Springs Veterinary Hospital 1 Dyer Switch Road Saratoga Springs (518) 584-3611 Saratoga Vet Hospital 693 Rt. 9 North, Wilton (518) 587-3832 svhpc.aahavet.org The Haven 2686 Route 9, Malta (518) 583-7865

Invisible Fencing Top Dog Pet Fence (518) 885-0175

Heather Bohm-Tallman (978) 500-2301 hbtphoto.com Tammy Loya (518) 884-7400 tammyloya.com Tracey Buyce (518) 441-2704 Puppy Dog Talls (518) 605-7855 Steve Bartone (518) 664-3078

Specialty Pet Shops Benson’s 3073 Rt. 50, Saratoga Springs (518) 584-7777 12 Fire Rd. Clifton Park (518) 373-1007 bensonspet.com

Pet Zone 35 Kendall Way, Ballston Spa (518) 899-9011 Sloppy Kisses 493 Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518) 587-2207 22 Clifton Country Rd., Clifton Park (518) 383-0103 sloppykissesofsaratoga.com

Groomers Bark Avenue 772 Saratoga Road Burnt Hills (518) 399-7387 Beasty Barber 2873 State Route 9, Ballston Spa (518) 587-7238

Brown Dog Pet Spa & Grooming 42 Park Place, Saratoga Springs (518) 306-6460 Hoochie Poochies 116 Railroad St., Mechanicville (518) 664-4939 www.hoochiepoochies.com Milton Manor Pet Spa & Resort 612 Route 29, Middle Grove (518) 587-6673, www. miltonmanor.com Pampered Pooch & Pals 2134 A Doubleday Ave., Ballston Spa (518) 363-0396 pamperedpoochandpals.com PetSmart 3033 Rt. 50, Saratoga Springs (518) 580-9374, petsmart.com Puppy Love Pet Salon 418 Geyser Rd., Ballston Spa (518) 587-1575 Shaggy Dog Parlour 1 Lake Hill Road, Ballston Lake (518) 399-2307 Top Dog Grooming 60 Kellogg Rd., Stillwater (518) 664-6677

Cats and Dogs International (CANDi) is a non-profit organization that saves the lives of stray cats and dogs in the Caribbean and Mexico through spay, neuter, adoption and educational programs. CANDi operations are funded primarily through public donations. Your financial support ensures that we can continue to provide prevention-based programs in communities that need our support. saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com

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Welcome to... The Towns of Saratoga County

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Town of Ballston

Official Town Website: TownofBallstonNY.org • Zip Code: 12020 The town of Ballston, Saratoga County, came into existence on March 7, 1788 as part of Albany County. This year marks the 225th birthday and a day-long celebration will be held on July 13, 2013 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at three venues all within ½ mile of each other on Charlton Road, Ballston. For more information please visit www.ballston225.org.

Town Supervisor Patti Southworth (518) 885-8502, ext. 13 Farmland Protection and Preservation Committee Chairperson Joan Pott (518) 885-5431 Planning Board Committee Chairman Richard Doyle (518) 399-4734 Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Michael Lesniak (518) 399-1589 Jenkins Park Advisory Board Chair Lynnette Ziskin (518) 384-3737

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Dog Control Officer John Christopher (518) 399-4810 Animal Control Officer Thomas Shambo (518) 885-8706 Bookkeeper John Gaetani (518) 885-8502, ext. 11 Building Inspector Thomas Johnson (518) 885-8502, ext. 40 Highway Superintendent Joseph Whalen (518) 885-8502, ext. 23

Tax Collector Anne Hogne (518) 885-8502, ext. 22 Town Assessor Peter Hotaling (518) 885-8502, ext. 20 Town Clerk Carol Shemo (518) 885-8502, ext. 10 Town Historian Rick Reynolds (518) 399-6778 Water Superintendent Joseph Whalen (518) 885-8502, ext. 24

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Village of Ballston Spa

Official Town Website: BallstonSpaNY.org • Zip Code: 12020 Centrally located in Saratoga County, minutes from Exit 13, this quaint “Village of Friends” with its charming and historic downtown residential and business district, has become a destination in its own right—a bedroom community of the Capital District that offers something for everyone (and all year-round!). Whether you’re a native, a new resident or just a visitor, you’ll enjoy the spirit of family and community that enriches the quality of life in this elegant, Victorian locale with its mecca of antique shops, eateries, galleries & museums and privately-owned businesses. Village of Ballston Spa Mayor John Romano Village Hall, 66 Front Street (518) 885-5711 Village Clerk Theresa Zayac (518) 885-5711 Building Inspector Randy Lloyd and Gerry Morris (518) 885-5711 Planning Chairman Ed Lake (518) 885-5711 Zoning Chairman Kevin McDonough (518) 885-5711

Post Office 1 Front Street (518) 885-9191 Library Ballston Spa Public Library 21 Milton Avenue (518) 885-5022 ballston.sals.edu Local Chamber Ballston Spa BPA, PO Box 386 President, Jim Whittredge ballston.org Non-Emergency Chief of Police: Charles Koenig 30 Bath Street (518) 885-5111

Fire Co. #1 Eagle Matt Lee 35 Washington Street (518) 885-6261, bsfd.org Fire Co. #2 Union Fire Company Route 50 / Doubleday Avenye (518) 885-7121, bsfd.org EMT Community Emergency Corps 78 Thompson Street (518) 885-1478 communityemergencycorp.org Animal Control David Brown and Mark Hirsch (518) 885-5111

Ballston Spa Community Parks Kelly Park Playground Ralph St. Iron Spring Park, Front St. Wiswall Park, Front St. Veteran’s Park, Low St. Jim Tedisco Fitness Trail Connects Prospect St. to Front St. *All parks close from dusk ‘til Dawn

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Official Town Website: BallstonSpaNY.org • Zip Code: 12020 Visitors’ Center Inside the Bottle Museum at 76 Milton Avenue There is a visitor’s area with local information and pamphlets. Signature Events • “First Friday” every month and family-oriented events scheduled year-round check ballstonspany.org • Family Fun Day at the Fairgrounds Youth Programs Recreation Commission 61 Eastern Avenue (518) 885-1634, ballstonarearec.org Ballston Area Community Center Teen Center, 9 Scott Drive (518) 885-3261, ballstonareacc.org

Woods Hollow Nature Preserve Rowland Street Attractions Brookside Museum 6 Charlton Street (518) 885-4000 brooksidemuseum.org National Bottle Museum 76 Milton Avenue (518) 885-7589 nationalbottlemuseum.org Old Iron Spring Front Street and Fairground Avenue oldironspringfestival.org Saratoga County Fair 162 Prospect Street (518) 885-9701 SaratogaCountyFair.org

Parks Community Pool Michael A. Spensieri Park Ralph Street

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Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

Official Town Website: BallstonSpaNY.org • Zip Code: 12027/12019 Originally settled in 1771 and incorporated in 1788, it has a rich history and many strong communityorganizations. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake is located in southern Saratoga County neighboring the towns of Malta, Clifton Park, Glenville, Ballston Spa and Charlton. It celebrates its farming and rural heritage by preserving open space, further developing park lands and supporting local farmers’ markets, farm stands and orchard shops. Today, the approximately 8,000 residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life offered by our highly regarded school systems, Veterans Bike Path, our recreational parks, and the beautiful Ballston Lake. The community spirit in this area is epitomized by the annual Burnt Hills Flag Day Parade.

Animal Control Officer John Christopher (518) 399-4810 (518) 349-3874 (Pager) Post Office 845 Route 50 Burnt Hills (518) 399-8111 www.usps.com

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Non-Emergency State Police Department 5 Municipal Plaza Clifton Park (518) 371-2287 www.troopers.state.ny.us Saratoga County Sheriff 6010 County Farm Road Ballston Spa (518) 885-6761 www.usacops.com

Burnt Hills Volunteer Fire Department PO Box 33 (518) 399-8912 Ballston Lake Fire Dept 1125 Ballston Lake Road (518) 399-5152 Ballston Lake Emergency Squad 1123 Route 146 (518) 399-7066 www.ballstonlakeems.org

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Official Town Website: BallstonSpaNY.org • Zip Code: 12027/12019 Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake Central Schools 50 Cypress Drive Glenville, NY 12302 (518) 399-9141, ext. 5002 www.bhbl.org Town of Ballston Community Library 2 Lawmar Lane (518) 399-8174 toblibrary.sals.edu Parks/Attractions Shenentaha Park Eastline Rd. just south of Route 67 Ballston Lake, NY 12019 Ballston Lake Public Access Fishing Pier Bike Trail, Outlet Road

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Check local websites for updates: bhblbpa.com TownofBallstonNY.Org Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake BPA P.O. Box 1043 Ballston Lake, NY 12019 bhblbpa.com

Jenkins Park Jenkins Road Burnt Hills Signature Events Flag Day Parade & Fireworks Various Family Events

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Charlton

Official Town Website:TownofCharlton.org • Zip Code: 12019 Tucked in the southwest corner of Saratoga County and easily accessible from I-87 and I-90, you’ll be charmed by Charlton’s rural character, historic hamlets, and scenic landscapes. Boasting agriculture as its main industry, a drive or bike tour through Charlton’s rolling hills reveals dairy and horse farms, orchards and farm stands just around the bend. Glimpses of the past abound: in the Historical Society’s museum and one-room schoolhouse, the general store, and lively Tavern—its former building serving as a stagecoach stop in 1787. Known for its hardy settlers and once-prolific grist mills along the Alplaus Creek, Charlton’s friendly community welcomes visitors to explore its proud heritage

Town Hall 758 Charlton Road (518) 384-0152

Zoning & Building Department Robert Gizzi (518) 384-0152, ext. 204

Town Supervisor Alan Grattidge (518) 384-0152, ext. 207

Non-Emergency Police (518) 470-0788

Town Clerk Brenda Mills (518) 384-0152, ext. 201

Constable Thomas Parks (518) 384-0152 , ext. 203

Animal Control Richard Trzeciak (518) 365-8271 Planning Board Chair Jay Wilkinson (518) 384-0152, ext. 110 Town Clerk Susan York (518) 399-3797 Highway Superintendent Michael Emerich (518) 399-3425 Town Garage (518) 399-3425

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Non-Emergency Fire Department West Charlton Fire Department (518) 882-1010 Town of Ballston Community Library 2 Lawmar Lane Burnt Hills (518) 399-8174 Galway Public Library 5264 Sacandaga Rd. (Rt. 147) PO Box 207 Galway (518) 882-6385 Charlton Heights Elementary 170 Stage Road Ballston Lake (518) 399-9141

Galway Central School 5317 Sacandaga Rd. Galway (518) 882-1033 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central Schools 50 Cypress Drive Glenville (518) 399-9141 Scotia Glenville Central School District 900 Preddice Parkway Scotia (518) 382-1215 Ballston Spa Central School Distict 70 Malta Avenue Ballston Spa (518) 884-7195 Greater Amsterdam School District 11 Liberty Street Amsterdam (518) 842-0012

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Clifton Park

Official Town Website: CliftonPark.org • Zip Code: 12065 Clifton Park is a vibrant, award-winning community serving as the southern gateway to Saratoga County. Clifton Park is recognized for its outstanding quality of life, smart growth practices, numerous parks, and extensive recreation programs. Clifton Park remains true to its motto: “Clifton Park - A Great Place to Live, Work and Play!”

Town Hall One Town Hall Plaza, Clifton Park (518) 371-6651

Post Offices Clifton Park Branch Route 9 (518) 371-5600

Fire Jonesville Volunteer Fire Department Station #1 (518) 877-8100 Station #2 (518) 877-5810

West Crescent Volunteer Fire District Clifton Park (518) 371-7478

Town Supervisor Phillip Barrett (518) 371-6651, ext. 240

Halfmoon Branch Crescent Road (518) 371-5460

Clifton Park Halfmoon Non-Emergency Fire District (518) 371-8400

Building Department Steven M. Meyers (518) 371-6702

Rexford Branch 1590 Route 146 (518) 399-2002

Vischer Ferry Volunteer Fire Department Station #1 (518) 371-3991 Station #2 (518) 371-2167 Station #3 (518) 371-0496

Town Clerk Patricia O’Donnell (518) 371-6681

Senior Center Shenendehowa Adult Community Center 6 Clifton Commons Clifton Park (518) 383-1343

Highway Supervisor Richard Kukuk (518) 371-7310 (518) 371-7821 Animal Control Officer Bill Lehman (518) 371-6756

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Non-Emergency State Police (518) 899-2224

Clifton Park/Halfmoon Public Library 475 Moe Road Clifton Park (518) 371-8622 www.cphlibrary.org Rexford Volunteer Fire Department Rexford (518) 399-0051

EMS Clifton Park Halfmoon Emergency 15 Crossing Blvd. Clifton Park (518) 371-3880 Public Schools Shenendehowa Central School District 5 Chelsea Place (518) 881-0600

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Corinth

Official Town Website: townofCorinthny.com • Zip Code: 12822 Corinth is a quaint little town located on the banks of the Hudson River in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The Hudson River winds peacefully through this picturesque setting, making it a favorite yearround vacation spot for tourists interested in swimming, boating, fishing, waterskiing, skiing, snowshoeing and so much more The surrounding lakes, streams and woodlands provide beauty at every turn, and a charming downtown boasts something for everybody with a variety of local shops and restaurants. Come and enjoy the serenity of Corinth, conveniently located 15 minutes away from the neighboring communities of Saratoga Springs and Lake George.

Town Hall 600 Palmer Avenue (518) 654-9232

Assessor Mary Ellen Hill-Pierce (518) 654-9232, ext. 3

Youth Commission Craig Falkenberry (518) 654-9717

Town Supervisor Richard Lucia (518) 654-9232, ext. 2

Highway Department Superintendent Shawn Eggleston (518) 654-6962

Corinth Middle School/ High School 105 Oak Street (518) 654-9005

Animal Control Delbert Clothier (518) 748-2616

Corinth Elementary School 356 Center School (518) 654-2960

Town Court Justice Lane Schermerhorn Justice Ambrose F. Clothier

Senior Center Laurie Crossman, Director 22 Hamilton Avenue (518) 654-2040

Town Clerk (518) Rose Farr 654-9232, ext. 1 Bookkeeper Kate Halliday (518) 654-9232, ext. 208

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Galway

Official Town Website: TownofGalway.org • Zip Code: 12074 Conveniently tucked between Saratoga Springs and the Great Sacandaga Lake, the town of Galway is the perfect spot to settle down and raise a family. With regional favorites such as Village Pizzeria, Waterwheel Village and Bob’s Trees, Galway offers country living, old town charm and driving convenience to some of the regions greatest landmarks.

Town Hall 5910 Sacandaga Rd. (518) 882-6070

Post Office 5101 Sacandaga Road (518) 882-1044

Supervisor George Hargrave (518) 882-6070, ext. 12

Town Clerk Margaret DeFoe (518) 882-6070, ext. 10

Senior Center Galway Town Hall, Route 147 PO Box 143 (518) 882-6070

EMS Captain Mike Jazwinski PO Box 52 (518) 882-1234

Assessor Victoria Hayner (518) 882-6070, ext. 18 Highway Superintendent David D. Costanzo (518) 882-9181 Town Justices Donald E. Clemens Alison Thomas-Oravsky (518) 882-6070, ext. 16

Police 5395 Lake Rd. (518) 882-9181 Volunteer Fire Department 5237 South Street (518) 882-6355

Dog Control Officer Tom O’Brien, (518) 882-6237 Galway Public School 5317 Sacandaga Road (518) 882-1033 Public Library PO Box 207, 5264 Sacandaga Road (518) 882-6385

Court Clerks Linda Sarnowicz (518) 882-6070, ext. 15 Jayne Tambasco

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Greenfield

Official Town Website: GreenfieldNY.org • Zip Code: 12833 Just 5 miles from Saratoga Springs, the Town of Greenfield is a rural community nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. It was formed in 1793 and has grown to a population of approximately 7,400. Geographically, it is the largest Town in Saratoga County covering over 41,000 acres, yet has maintained its comfortable, residential feel.

Supervisor Richard Rowland (518) 893-7432, ext. 309

Community Center 25 Wilton Road (518) 893-7432, ext. 312

Town Hall 7 Wilton Road Greenfield Center (518) 893-7432

Post Office 20 Wilton Road (518) 893-7171

Town Clerk MaryAnn Johnson (518) 893-7432, ext. 300

Public Schools Saratoga City Schools 3 Blue Streak Blvd. (518) 583-4700 saratogaschools.org

Building Inspector Gerard McKenna (518) 893-7432, ext. 304

Greenfield Elementary (518) 893-7402

Planning Board Chair Tonya Yasenchak (518) 893-0037

Corinth Central Schools 105 Oak St., Corinth (518) 654-9005, corinthcsd.com

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Dog Control Channon Emigh, (518) 893-0163 Non-Emergency Police State - (518) 583-7000 Sheriff - (518) 885-6761 Youth Services Karyn Zanetti (518) 893-7432, ext. 307 Signature Events Town-wide Garage Sale Greenfield Lions Club Greenfield Community & Business Association Attractions New Park on Brigham Road Two parks, soccer fields, five baseball fields, nature trail, outdoor skating rink and picnic pavilion.

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Malta & Round Lake

Official Town Website: Malta-Town.org • Zip Code: 12151 Conveniently located off Exit 12, with a small town feel, quiet neighborhoods, parks & bikeways, a highly acclaimed school system, low taxes, nearby tourist attractions and a vibrant economy—Malta has it all! And… Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC Smart Campus featuring nano-technology, as well as many more new and exciting projects are in the planning stages, as well as one of the world’s largest and most advanced chip fabrication plants, GlobalFoundries. Fab 8.1 has already been a huge success, bringing growth and jobs to Malta rapidly! The company is also planning a second Fab 8.2 to come in the next. few years.

Town Supervisor Paul Sausville (518) 899-3434 Town Hall 2540 Route 9 Ballston Spa (518) 899-2552 Town Clerk Flo Sickels (518) 899-2552 Code Enforcement Officer Wayne Hoffman (518) 899-2685

Ballston Spa Central Schools 70 Malta Ave. (518) 884-7195 ballstonspa.k12.ny.us Saratoga City Schools 3 Blue Streak Blvd. (518) 583-4700 saratogaschools.org Shenendehowa Central Schools 5 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park (518) 881-0600 shenet.org

Building / Planning Anthony Tozzi (518) 899-2685

Malta Area BPA P.O. Box 2394, Malta (518) 309-6706 maltambpa.org

Highway Superintendent Roger Crandall (518) 899-2818

Non-Emergency State Police (518) 587-8773 (518) 899-2224

Post Office Ballston Spa branch in Malta (518) 899-6254

Ambulance Malta Ambulance Corps. (518) 885-3033

Library Round Lake Public Library 31 Wesley Ave. (518) 899-2285, roundlakelibrary.org

Fire Malta Ridge Volunteer Fire Co. 5 Hearn Rd. (518) 584-6155

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Round Lake Fire Department 13 Curry Road (518) 899-2511 Animal Control Don Stack (518) 422-7914 Parks Malta Community Park, off of Plains Rd. Shenantaha Creek Park, off of Eastline Rd. Collamer Park, corner of East High St. and Rt. 9 Town of Malta Ecological Park, Malta Ave. Michalko Park Property, Eastline Rd. Recreation Malta Community Center 1 Bayberry Drive Audrey Ball (518) 899-4411 malta-town.org

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Mechanicville

Official Town Website: Mechanicville.com• Zip Code: 12118 Mechanicville is a little city on the brink of big changes. We sit on the doorstep of GlobalFoundries, a new Intermodal Rail Yard and the future Esplanade Complex featuring 225 new apartments and commercial space. Along with four million dollars in grants to revitalize our downtown and river front, we offer a small safe place to live and raise a family with 24 hour police and fire protection, community and senior center. Come make Mechanicville your new home.

Non-Emergency Fire Mechanicville Fire Department Central Station (518) 664-6121

City Hall 36 North Main Street (518) 664-8920

Commissioner of Public Works Dave Higgins (518) 664-7171

Mayor Anthony J. Sylvester (518) 664-8331

Animal Control Kathy Kelsey-Paluso (518) 528-8779 Jason Rauenzahn (518) 986-1749

Non-Emergency Police Mechanicville Police Department 36 North Main St. (518) 664-7383

Library Mechanicville Public Library 190 North Main St. (518) 664-5727

EMS John Ahearn Rescue Squad 58 North Central Ave. (518) 664-8354

Senior Center Mechanicville Senior Center 78 North Main St. (518) 664-7877

Public Schools Mechanicville City School District 25 Kniskern Ave. (518) 664-5727

Commissioner of Accounts Mark Seber (518) 664-9884 Commissioner of Public Safety Tim Hipwell (518) 664-5651 Commissioner of Finance Peter Chauvin (518) 664-8920

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Milton

Official Town Website: TownOfMiltonNY.org• Zip Code: 12547 Centrally located between Saratoga Springs and points west, the Town of Milton, with its comfortable, community feel – big enough to offer everything you need, yet small enough to know your neighbors – was established in 1792 and consists of 22,000 acres. It is centrally located in Saratoga County, with the Kayaderosseras Creek, a picturesque, historic and NYSdesignated prime trout stream, winding its way from the northwest to the southeast where it flows through the Village of Ballston Spa and continues on into Saratoga Lake.

Supervisor Daniel P. Lewza (518) 884-2766 Town Hall 503 Geyser Road, Ballston Spa (518) 885-9220 Town Clerk William Mevec (518) 885-9220 Highway Superintendent David Forbes (518) 885-5655 Public Schools Ballston Spa Central Schools 70 Malta Ave. (518) 884-7195, bscsd.org

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Galway Central Schools 5317 Sacandaga Rd., Galway (518) 882-1033 galwaycsd.org Saratoga City Schools 3 Blue Streak Blvd. (518) 583-4700 saratogaschools.org Saratoga County Sheriff (518) 885-2450 Emergency Corps 78 Thompson St., (518) 885-1478, community emergencycorp.org Fire Co. #1 Eagle Matt Lee 35 Washington St., Ballston Spa (518) 885-6261, bsfd.org

Fire Co. #2 Union Fire Co. Route 50 /Milton Ave., Ballston Spa (518) 885-7121 bsfd.org Milton Eagles Volunteer Fire Dept Geyser Rd, Ballston Spa Animal Control Richard Pine (518) 885-9220 Signature Event Youth Fishing Tournament (518) 885-9220 Community Center Milton Community Center 310 Northline Road, Milton (518) 884-0163

Parks & Recreation Burgess-Kimball Park Rowland Street (518) 885-9220 (Free summer programs for children)

Woods Hollow Nature Preserve Rowland Street Wilbur & Marlene Trieble Passive Recreation Park Rt. 67 at Middleline Road Rock City Falls Fishing Access Points Rt. 29, (518) 885-9220 Rock City Falls Corner of Middleline & Geyser Rds.

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Moreau

Official Town Website: TownOfMoreau.org • Zip Code: 12803 The Town of Moreau is an easy 45 minute ride north of Albany, our State Capital, and less than 10 miles from the popular Lake George vacation area and the Great Escape Amusement Park. The Town of Moreau is in close proximity to the serene and beautiful Adirondack Parks Region, home of the High Peaks and 3 hours from the Canadian border.

Supervisor Preston L. Jenkins, Jr. (518) 884-2766

Assessor Peggy Jenkins (518) 793-0496

Town Hall 61 Hudson St., South Glens Falls (518) 792-1030

Water Superintendent Jesse Fish

Town Clerk Jeanne M. Fleury (518) 885-9220 Highway Superintendent Paul A. Joseph (518) 885-5655 Building Inspector Joe Patricke (518) 885-5655

Town Justices Jeff McCabe Timothy Alden Town Board Todd Kusnierz, Councilman Bob Prendergast, Councilman Robert J. Vittengl, Councilman Gina Leclair, Councilman

Post Office Midtown Shopping Center, 110 Main St. South Glens Falls (518) 743-9326

Fire South Glens Falls Fire Company, Inc. Station #1 (518) 792-1674 Station #2 (518) 798-4020

Senior Center Moreau Comm. Center 144 Main St. South Glens Falls (518) 792-6007

EMS Moreau Emergency Squad Inc. (518) 793-3011

Non-Emergency State Police (518) 583-7000 Saratoga County Sheriff (518) 885-2450

Public Schools South Glens Falls Central School District 6 Bluebird Road South Glens Falls (518) 793-9617 Library Crandall Public Library 251 Glen Street Glens Falls (518) 792-6508 Recreation Harry J. Betar, Recreational Park Gansevoort Road (518) 792-1030 Moreau Lake State Park 605 Old Saratoga Road (518) 793-0511 South Glens Falls Beach Beach Road (518) 792-9387 Recreation Director Erin Trombley (518) 793-0196

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Northumberland

Official Town Website: TownOfNorthumberland.org• Zip Code: 12831 Northumberland is a very old, historic town - the fourth oldest town in Saratoga County. It is bounded by the towns of Moreau, Saratoga, Wilton and The Hudson River. Northumberland consists of almost 20,000 acres of land. Agriculture is the main industry in the town. Northumberland has a steel fabrication plant, a golf course, a public airport and many other small businesses. There are approximately 4,200 residents in the town of Northumberland. The main centers of population are the hamlets of Gansevoort, Bacon Hill and Northumberland.

Supervisor Willard (Bill) Peck (518) 695-9630

Assessor Walter D. Smead (518) 792-9179

Town Hall PO Box 128 17 Catherine Street Gansevoort (518) 792-9179

Dog Control Officer Edward Cross (518) 361-0689

Town Clerk Denise Murphy (518) 792-9179 townclerk@townof northumberland.org Justice Court Clerk Jody Munger (518) 745-0178 Highway Superintendent Neil Petteys Highway Garage 42 Leonard Street Gansevoort (518) 793-6901

Town Historian Georgia Ball gball8@nycap.rr.com Planning Board/ Zoning Board Clerk Christina Kilburn (518) 792-9179, ext. 16 Post Office 50 Leonard St. Gansevoort (518) 792-8777

Public Schools Schuylerville Central Schools 14 Spring Street Schuylerville (518) 695-3255 schuylervilleschools.org

EMT (518) 695-6622

South Glens Falls Central School District 6 Bluebird Road South Glens Falls (518) 793-9617 sgfallssd.org

Local Favorites Town Wide Garage Sale Mother’s Day Weekend Annual 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Non-Emergency State Police (518) 583-7000

Non-Emergency Fire Department (518) 792-4396 gansevoortfire.com

Farmers Market June-October Thurs. 3-6 p.m. Rt. 32 Park, by the Monument

Zoning/Building Administrator Richard Colozza (518) 792-9179 bza@townof northumberland.org

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Town of Saratoga

Official Town Website: TownofSaratoga.com • Zip Code: 12871 The Town of Saratoga has a rich history and a current environment that is attractive to residential, commercial, and agricultural pursuits. It is located in the eastern portion of the County bordering the Hudson River on the East, Saratoga Lake and the City of Saratoga Springs on the West. It was originally a district within Albany County and subsequently in 1791 became one of the four mother towns of Saratoga County. The first European settlers arrived in the town in 1688.

Town Offices 12 Spring Street Schuylerville (518) 695-3644 (518) 695-4034 (518) 695-3263 Town Justices Jack Ditch (518) 695-3644, ext. 319 Timothy Williams (518) 695-3644, ext. 320 Town Justice Clerks Bonnie Williams (518) 695-3644, ext. 315 Ashley Kubiak, Sue Hughes

Town Clerk Ruth Drumm (518) 695-3644,, ext. 311

Building Inspector/Zoning Officer Gilbert Albert (518) 695-3644, ext. 313

Deputy Town Clerk Linda McCabe (518) 695-3644, ext. 317

Zoning & Planning Clerk Linda McCabe (518) 695-3644, ext. 322

Assessor Victoria L. Hayner (518) 695-3644, ext. 312

Tax Collector James Gorham (518) 695-3644, ext. 318

Assessor Clerk Dorothy Lavazzo (518) 695-3644, ext. 321

Dog Control Officer Ed Cross (518) 361-0689 (518) 587-0792 Historian Sean Kelleher (518) 695-3644, ext. 323 Health Officer Dr Christopher Thomas (518) 695-3668 Highway Superintendent Don Ormsby (518) 695-3904 (518) 796-1293 (cell) Meals on Wheels Program (518) 695-3644, ext. 316

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Village of Schuylerville

Official Town Website: VillageofSchuylerville.org• Zip Code: 12871 Conveniently located just 10 minutes east of Exit 14, making this a very accessible bedroom community off the Northway. Located along the banks of the Hudson River, the Village has scenic beauty and recreational activities to offer, a number of Revolutionary War and Old Champlain Canal historical attractions to explore, as well as a charming, resurging downtown.

Village Phone Number (518) 695-3881 Village of Schuylerville Mayor John J. Sherman Municipal Center / Village Office 35 Spring St. (518) 695-3881 Village Clerk / Treasurer Anna M. Welfley Deputy Clerk / Treasurer Rose E. Decker Building Inspector / Code Enforcement Officer Gil Albert Village Historian Kristine Saddlemire Planning Board Robert Foster Dept. of Public Works Supervisor Hugh Bruce (518) 695-3675 Post Office 25 Ferry St. (518) 695-9221

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Library 52 Ferry St. (518) 695-6641 sals.edu/schuylerville.shtml Public School Schuylerville Central School 14 Spring St. (518) 695-3255 Local Chamber Schuylerville Area Chamber of Commerce PO Box19 Schuylerville (518) 695-5268 schuylervillechamber.org

Animal Control Town of Saratoga Offices (518) 695-3644 Visitors’ Center Kristina Saddlemire Red’s Road & Ferry St. (518) 695-4159 Old Saratoga Historical Association Kristine Saddlemire (518) 695-3881 Parks Fort Hardy Park (518) 695-4159

Non-Emergency Fire (518) 695-3298 43 Spring St. EMS (518) 695-6821 State Police 30 Ferry St. (518) 695-3626 Non-Emergency Sheriff (518) 885-6761

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South Glens Falls

Official Town Website: sgfny.com • Zip Code: 12803 South Glens falls residents pride themselves in the high quality of life enjoyed in the Village, excellent public facilities and infrastructure, interesting and diverse opportunities, positive outlooks, business friendly, exceptional acceptance by industry and commerce and school system all within a reasonable tax structure.

Village Complex 46 Saratoga Avenue South Glens Falls (518) 793-1455 Mayor Keith W. Donohue (518) 793-1455 Deputy Mayor Edward J. LaFave (518) 793-1455

Village Clerk/Treasurer Dannae Bock (518) 793-1455

Code Enforcer/Building Inspector Joe Patricke (518) 793-1455

DPW Superintendent Brian Abare (518) 792-4033

Police South Glens Falls Police Department 5 West Marion Avenue South Glens Falls (518) 792-4173 or (518) 792-6336

Animal Control Edwin Robbins (518) 743-0148

Fire South Glens Falls Fire Department Station 1 7 West Marion Avenue EMS Moreau Emergency Squad Inc. 1583 Rt. 9 Fort Edward Public Schools South Glens Falls Central School District 6 Bluebird Rd. South Glens Falls (518) 793-9617

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Stillwater

Official Town Website: Villageofstillwaterny.org • Zip Code: 12170 Centrally located between Saratoga Springs and Clifton Park along the Hudson River, this beautiful and historic community is known as “The Site of the Turning Point of the American Revolution.” The Battle of Freeman’s Farm and the Battle of Bemis Heights were fought here in 1777, paved the way for freedom and set the stage for settlement of this community along the banks of the mighty and noble Hudson River.

Village of Stillwater Mayor Ernest Martin (518) 664-8475 Village Hall 1 School Street Stillwater (518) 664-6258 Village Clerk/Treasurer Sheristin Tedesco (518) 664-6258 Building Inspector Lawrence Allen (518) 664-6258 DPW Roberta Gerasia (518) 664-7781 Post Office Hudson Avenue (518) 664-7980 Library Stillwater Free Library 72 South Hudson Avenue (518) 664-6255 stillwater.sals.edu

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Public Schools Stillwater Central School District 334 North Hudson Avenue (518) 373-6100 csd.org Non-Emergency Police Chief of Police Chief Latham 1 Lansing Road (518) 664-4611, ext. 1 Fire Chief Tony Conti Newland-Wood Fire Co. #59 (518) 664-3617 EMT Stillwater Ambulance Fund 283 North Hudson Avenue (518) 664-8012

Attractions For more information on the following attractions, etc. please see the town website at stillwaterny.org •

A Walk Through Stillwater’s History

Abigail Powers Filimore, First Lady

The Battle of Freeman’s Farm

The Battle of Saratoga Reenactment

Brown’s Beach Resort

Champlain Canal Byway

Saratoga National Historical Park

Stillwater Players among others

The Stillwater Blockhouse Museum

Dog Control Officer (518) 253-4663 Community Center Stillwater Area Community Services Center 19 Palmer Street (518) 664-2515

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Wilton

Official Town Website: TownofWilton.com • Zip Code: 12831 Easily accessed from Exits 15 or 16, close to everything . . . yet a destination on its own! Wilton has a lot to offer with its shopping areas, good schools, proximity to Saratoga Springs and its commitment to children, recreation and the various ongoing “quality of life” projects in process. It truly is a great place to live. Town Supervisor Arthur J. Johnson (518) 587-1939

Highway Superintendent Kirklin Woodcock (518) 584-4588

Town Hall 22 Traver Rd. (518) 587-1939

Engineer & Director of Planning Ryan Rieper (518) 587-1939 ext. 215 Post Offices Gansevoort Post Office (518) 793-1098 Wilton Post Office (518) 583-3880

Town Clerk/Tax Receiver Sue Baldwin (518) 587-1939 ext. 204 Supervising Building Inspector Mark Mykins (518) 587-1939 x 503 Assessor Kathy Austin (518) 587-1939 ext 502

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Town Historian Jeanne Woutersz (518) 581-8646 ext. 227 Justice Court (518) 587-1980

Senior Center Kay Lant 18 Traver Road (518) 587-6363 Tues/Thurs 9-3 Non-Emergency Police State Police (518) 583-7000 Saratoga County Sherriff (518) 885-6761 Non-Emergency Fire Wilton Fire District 270 Ballard Rd., Gansevoort (518) 584-1511 EMS Wilton Emergency Squad 1 Harran Lane (518) 587-5590

Public Schools Saratoga City School District 3 Blue Streak Blvd. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 583-4700 saratogaschools.org Schuylerville Central School District 14 Spring St. Schuylerville, NY 12871 (518) 695-3255 schuylervilleschools.org South Glens Falls School District 6 Bluebird Road South Glens Falls, NY 12803 (518) 793-9617 sgfallssd.org

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Come join in on all the fun! wiltonparkfest.com Official Town Website: TownofWilton.com • Zip Code: 12831 Animal Control Ron Stunzi, DCO Joan Stunzi Ass’t. DCO (518) 587-2291

Parks and Recreation Gavin Park Stephen Porto, Director (518) 584-9455

Grant’s Cottage 1000 Mt. McGregor Rd., Gansevoort (518) 584-4353

Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park 80 Scout Rd., Gansevoort (518) 450-0321

Historic Attractions Wilton Heritage Society 5 Parkhurst Rd., Gansevoort (518) 583-3645

Water and Sewer Authority 20 Traver Road (518) 587-1939

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Glens Falls Hospital The Sign of Good Health for Northern Saratoga County

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ur name may say “Hospital,” but Glens Falls Hospital is far more than that. We’re the comprehensive healthcare system for a six-county region, including northern Saratoga County. In addition to being the largest hospital between Albany and Montreal, we operate 27

regional healthcare facilities, offering primary and specialty care, medical imaging, rehabilitative care, and behavioral health services. Our mission is to provide a lifetime of care to people across our region—from primary care, wellness services , and chronic disease management to the most advanced hospital-based care. Our goal is to do all we can to keep people out of the hospital—and to provide the highest-quality care when hospitalization is unavoidable. Among the many noteworthy services available from Glens Falls Hospital are: • The Snuggery Birthing Center

• Adirondack Cardiology

• The Rehabilitation Center

• The Day Surgery Center

• The Center for Lung & Chest Surgery

• The Renal Dialysis Center

• The Breast Center • The C.R. Wood Cancer Center • The Floyd H. Rourke Inpatient Surgery Center • The Juckett Family Cardiovascular Center

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• The Wound Healing Center • The Sleep Disorders Lab • The Nutrition Center • The Hearing Center

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Primary, Diagnostic & Wellness Care, Close to Home Saratoga Endocrinology Diabetes and endocrine-related care 135 North Rd, Wilton (Just off Northway Exit 16) 518.926.1960 Cambridge Family Health Center & Urgent Care Primary care lab and X-ray; physical rehabilitation; behavioral health; alcohol and substance abuse counseling. The Medical Center at Wilton

Urgent care for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses

Lab and X-ray; diabetes education and support; physical

available 365 days per year from 8 am to 9 pm. 35 Gilbert St., Cambridge 518.677.3961 (Health Center) 518.677.3163 (Urgent Care)

and occupational therapy; speech therapy; nutrition counseling; workplace health services. Appointments with physician specialists also available. 135 North Rd, Wilton (just off Northway Exit 16) 518.926.1900

The Greenwich Regional Medical Center Primary care; advanced medical imaging, including digital screening and diagnostic mammograms,

The Center for Occupational Health

osteoporosis screening, CT scans, ultrasounds, and

Work-related injury treatment and management;

echocardiograms; lab; physical rehabilitation.

physical capability and disability assessments; drug and

Appointments

alcohol testing, including random DOT and

with physician

non-DOT pools; physicals and specialized health testing;

specialists also

immunizations; bloodborne pathogens treatment and

available. 1134 State Route 29, Greenwich 518.692.9861

training; CPR/AED training; wellness programs; employer-based nursing and medical services. 135 North Rd, Wilton (Just off Northway Exit 16) 518.926.2140 Wilton Family Medicine Primary care 135 North Rd, Wilton (Just off Northway Exit 16) 518.926.1935

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Medical Listings Hospitals SARATOGA COUNTY Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital 30 Crescent Ave., Saratoga Springs 584-3600, fourwindshospital.com Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs 580-2800, saratogacare.org

Saratoga Hospital 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs 587-3222, saratogacare.org Saratoga Surgery Center 3050 Route 50 N, Saratoga Springs 693-4400, saratogacare.org ALBANY COUNTY Albany Medical Center 43 New Scotland Ave., Albany 262-3125, amc.edu

Albany Memorial Hospital 600 Northern Blvd., Albany 471-3221 nehealth.com/medical_care/amh/ St. Peter’s Hospital 315 South Manning Blvd., Albany 525-1550, sphcs.org VA Medical Center 113 Holland Ave., Albany 626-5000, albany.va.gov FULTON COUNTY St. Mary’s Hospital 427 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam 842-1900, smha.org St. Mary’s Hospital 4988 St. Hwy 30, Amsterdam 842-3100, smha.org Nathan Littauer Hospital 99 E. State St., Gloversville 725-8621, nlh.org RENSSELAER COUNTY Samaritan Hospital 2215 Burdett Ave., Troy 271-3300 nehealth.com/medical_care/sam/ Seton Health/St. Mary’s Hospital 1300 Massachusetts Ave, Troy 268-5000, setonhealth.org SCHENECTADY COUNTY Ellis Medicine/Ellis Hospital 1101 Nott St., Schenectady 243-4000, ellismedicine.org Ellis/Bellevue Woman’s Center 2210 Troy Rd., Niskayuna 346-9400, ellismedicine.org Ellis Medicine/Health Care 600 McClellan St., Schenectady 382-2000, ellismedicine.org Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital 1270 Belmont Ave., Schenectady 382-4500, sunnyview.org WARREN COUNTY Glens Falls Hospital 100 Park St., Glens Falls 926-1000, glensfallshospital.org C.R. Wood Cancer Center 102 Park St., Glens Falls 926-6620, glensfallshospital.org

Family Health Centers

Saratoga Family Health 119 Lawrence St., Saratoga, 584-7361, saratogacare.org Saratoga Family Physicians 3044 Route 50 North, Saratoga Springs 886-5800 Schuylerville Family Health 200 Broad Street, Schuylerville 695-3668, saratogacare.org Seton Health Home Care 77 Van Dam St., Saratoga Springs 583-7076, setonhealth.org Stillwater Family Health Center 111 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater 664-3242, setonhealth.org The Medical Center at Wilton 135 North Road, Wilton, 926-1900, glensfallshospital.org Wilton Medical Arts 3040 Route 50 North, Saratoga 580-2273, saratogacare.org

Diagnostic Centers and Lab Sites

Hear For You 2911 Rt. 9, Bldg. 2, Malta 583-0471, hearforyou.info Hearing Care Resources, LLC 12 Mountain Ledge Drive, Suite #2, Wilton 580-0080, hearing.pro ImageCare Saratoga Suite 140, 1 West Medical Saratoga Springs 584-5000, communitycare.com Rubin Dialysis Center 59-C Myrtle St., Saratoga Springs 587-1919, rubindialysis.org Saratoga Hearing Center Saratoga Medical Arts Building Suite 800, 414 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs 584-0578, albanyhearclear.com Saratoga Hospital Lab 211 Church St., Saratoga 583-8440, saratogacare.org

Family Practice Group 1 Tallow Wood Park Dr., Clifton Park 373-4500, setonhealth.org

Saratoga Imaging Center 3 Care Lane, Suite 100, Saratoga Springs 587-7773 adirondackradiology.com

Galway Family Health 5344 Sacandaga Rd, Galway 882-6955, saratogacare.org

Medical Spa

Malta Medical Arts 2388 Route 9, Mechanicville, 289-2024, saratogacare.org

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Family Health Center 202 S. Central Ave., Mechanicville 664-3242, setonhealth.org

Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC 7 Wells Street Saratoga Springs 583-4019 www.yarinsky.com

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Urologists

Saratoga Urology Dr. Matthias Solga 1 West Avenue, Suite 320 Saratoga Springs 306-6184 www.saratogaspringsurology.com

Health Food Stores Basic Foods 585 Saratoga Road Glenville 399-2742 www.basicfoods.com/ products.htm For Earth’s Sake 120 West Avenue, Suite 102 Saratoga Springs 306-6605 www.forearthssake.com Four Seasons Natural Foods 33 Phila Street Saratoga Springs 584-4670 www.fourseasonsnaturalfoods.com Green Grocer Route 9 Clifton Park 383-1613 www.thegreengrocer.com Healthy Living Market at Wilton Mall 3065 Route 50 Saratoga Springs 306-4900 www.healthylivingmarket.com Wild Thyme Whole Food & Tea Company 108 Milton Avenue Ballston Spa 885-7275 www.wildthymetea.com

Running Clubs Fleet Feet Sports New Balance No Boundaries 5K Training Program in Spa State Park Thursdays 5:45 p.m. 459-3338 www.fleetfeetalbany.com Saratoga Stryders P.O. Box 1467 Saratoga Springs info@saratogastryders.org SaratogaStryders.org Capital District Road Runners Club 482-0765

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Albany Running Exchange www.albanyrunningexchange.org

Biking Clubs Saratoga Cycling Club Elevate Cycles 587-0455 info@saratogacyclingclub.com saratogacyclingclub.com Mohawk Hudson Cycling Club www.webmhcc.org

Organized Bike Ride Resource Bikeatoga.org Adirondack Mountain Club 668-4447 www.adk.org

Swimming Teams and Pools Lakeridge Farm Recreation Center 960 Saratoga Road Ballston Lake 384-1604

Ballston Spa Village Pool Ralph Street Ballston Spa ballston.org Waterford Town Swimming Pool 36 Ballston Street Waterford 235-4414 Sand Bar Beach Moreau Lake State Park 605 Old Saratoga Road Moreau 793-0511 nysparks.com

Ice Skating Saratoga Springs Ice Skating Rink 30 Weibel Avenue Saratoga Springs 583-3462 Clifton Park Ice Arena 16 Clifton Common Blvd. Clifton Park 383-5440 cliftonparkarena.com

Stingrays Swim Team Saratoga Regional YMCA 290 West Avenue Saratoga Springs 583-9622 x103 ymcasaratoga.org/ aquatics_swimteam Barracudas Swim Team Southern Saratoga YMCA 1 Wall Street Clifton Park 371-2139 BarracudasWithBite.com Clifton Park-Halfmoon Piranhas Coach Chuck Dunham 881-0600 , ext. 54582 teamunify.com Ballston Spa High School 220 Ballston Avenue Ballston Spa 884-7150 , ext. 2324 bscsd.org Victoria and Peerless Pools Saratoga Spa State Park 19 Roosevelt Dr. Saratoga Springs 584-2535 nysparks.com Mechanicville Town Pool 188 Route 146 Mechanicville 456-4446

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Saratoga Fitness Crossfit Clifton Park 1580 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065 (518) 250-9348 www.albanycrossfit.com/ clifton-park

Snap Fitness 1340 Saratoga Road, Gansevoort, NY 12831 (518)792-0039 www.snapfitness.com/ gansevoortny

Yoga and Pilates

Feral Crossfit 165 High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 774-4880 www.feralcrossfit.com

Wellness Center of Saratoga 6 Care Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-7625 www.saratogacardiology.com

Hot Yoga 75 Woodlawn Avenue 518-587-YOGA (9642) OneYogaSaratoga.com

Global Fitness 19 Kendall Way, Malta, NY 12020 (518) 899-9199 www.globalfitnessny.com

Torres XTF Health & Fitness 43 Round Lake, Ballston Lake, NY 12019 (518) 899-1568 torresxtf.com

Global Fitness 425 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 (518) 792-6264 www.globalfitnessny.com Health Plex Fitness and Wellness Center 1673 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065 (518) 383-0225 www.healthplexfitness.com High Rock Sports and Fitness 165 High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-5005 www.hrsfitness.com

Family Friendly Fitness Baby Boot Camp – Clifton Park Britta Houge (518) 222-5642 Baby Boot Camp – Saratoga Joslyn Fadden (802) 578-3711 Go Kids! (518) 415-2525 123GoKids.com

Detox Yoga 2 Franklin Square (518) 538-6007 DetoxYoga.com

Joy of Yoga with Judy Wyle 376 Broadway Arcade Bldg. Lower Level 8L 518-587-6882 JoyofYogaSaratoga.com Mana’s Yoga and Bodywork One Big Roof 433 Broadway 518-581-3180 www.manassaratogayoga.com Noa Fitness and Pilates Studio 77 Van Dam St. (518) 894-3820 NoaFitnessandPilatesStudio.com

Reform, A True Pilates Studio 18 Division St. (518) 871-1315 ReformYourBody.com Saratoga Pilates 2 Oakbrook Blvd. (518) 322-2319 SaratogaSpringsPilates.com Saratoga Springs Yoga 8 Phila Street, 2nd Flr 518-588-3562 SaratogaSpringsYoga.com The Pilates Institute 37 Henry Street Suite #202 (518) 369-6623 PilatesInstituteSaratoga.com Yoga Mandali 454 Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 584-0807 YogaMandali.com Zume Fitness Aerial Arts, Zumba, Cycling, Yoga 4295 Rt. 50 Saratoga Springs (518) 583-1200 zumefitstudio.com

MYGYM Fitness Center 2100 Saratoga Road, Ballston Spa, NY, 12020 (518) 885-4222 www.mygymfitness.com Planet Fitness 1532 Crescent Rd., Clifton Park, NY 12065 (518) 688-2818 www.planetfitness.com/ gyms/NY/Clifton_Park Planet Fitness at the Wilton Mall 3065 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 www.planetfitness.com Saratoga Health and Wellness 30 Gick Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 306-6987 www.saratogahealthandwellness. com Snap Fitness 821 Main Street, Clifton Park, NY 12065 (518) 670-0050 www.snapfitness.com/cliftonparkny

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Farmers’ Markets

Saratoga County is one of the healthiest counties in the state, and there are plenty of reasons why. For one, it certainly doesn’t hurt that we have access to fresh, local and organic foods at our area farmers’ markets.

Saratoga Farmers’ Market Saratoga Farmers’ Market was voted #1 favorite market in New York State in 2012, the second year in a row it’s won that award. The Saratoga Springs Farmers’ Market is a great yearround place to find fresh fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods, local meat and dairy products and so much more. The market started in 1978 as a small group of vendors in a parking lot and has since grown to more than 50 vendors. Last year, the market was named the best in the state for medium-sized markets, and second-best in the country! Supporting local business is very important to the communities in Saratoga County, something that is especially true of the local farmers’ market. All of the vendors and their products must be produced locally (from within Saratoga, Schenectady, Washington and Rensselaer counties). As is stated on the market’s website, this means that when you shop at the market, you are buying unique products and supporting our community and our economy. The only exception to the “only local” rule is fresh Long Island-caught fish. From May to October, the farmers’ market is outdoors on High Rock Ave. in downtown Saratoga Springs. Shop outdoors and under the High Rock pavilion two days a week: on Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. and then Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. You’ll find an incredible assortment of fruits, vegetables, herbs, locally-made dressings, jams, sauces, crafts, baked goods and dairy products in addition to local plants for your garden.

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There’s nothing better than fresh local veggies in the winter–here, in Saratoga Springs, you can taste that freshness all year-long! From November to April, the farmers’ market moves indoors to Division Street Elementary School, located at 220 Division Street in Saratoga Springs. The market is open each Saturday from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. The winter market is famous for its variety. You’ll find organically-grown winter veggies (including salad greens and tomatoes), meat, fish, cheese, yogurt, milk, honey, jam, pickles, organic soaps and much, much more! Plus, vendors offer ready-made foods so you can enjoy a breakfast sandwich or cider doughnut while you shop. There’s much more to the Saratoga Springs Farmers’ Market experience than grocery shopping. This lively market is also a great place to meet friends, connect with your community and enjoy entertainment and familyfriendly events. From chef demonstrations to live music, there’s always something fun happening at the market. Stop by and check it out! For more information, visit www. saratogafarmersmarket.org. Plus, check out Saratoga TODAY’s food page each week for recipes straight from the farmers’ market.

Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market The village of Ballston Spa has a thriving downtown with a fabulous year-round market. From June through September, the market is held outdoors in Wiswall Park (corner of Front and Low streets) on Thursday from 3-6 p.m. and then Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon. From October through May, the market moves insaratogaTODAYnewspaper.com


doors at 50 West High Street (Cornell Cooperative Extension) one Saturday per month. For details, visit www. localharvest.org. Sponsored by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, the market boasts a great variety of products and vendors that highlight our region’s agricultural offerings. You’ll find local produce, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, bedding plants, herbs, fall mums, houseplants, dish and desert gardens, fresh cut flower bouquets, locally raised meat, pastured chicken, farm fresh eggs, maple syrup, honey, jams, garlic spreads, gourmet cheese spreads, stone ground flours, sprouts, local wines, culinary lavender and specialty foods like custom blended herb and spice mixes, mustards, granolas, hummus, and imported olive oil. The market also features a large assortment of baked goods including pies, cookies, cupcakes, crackers, bread, and pastries, as well as handcrafted items like custom embroidery, jewelry, candles, soap and fair trade items. What’s more, the Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market offers live entertainment and family-friendly activities throughout the summer. For more information and great local recipes, visit www.localharvest.org.

Clifton Park The Saratoga Springs Farmers’ Market extends to Clifton Park from July–October. You’ll find the same level of quality and exceptional local products at the Clifton Park Market held Thursday from 2–5 p.m. in the parking lot of St. George’s Church, which is located at 912 Route 146 (just one mile west of Northway Exit 9). For details, follow on Facebook or the shared website, www.saratogafarmersmarket.org

Malta Managed by Saratoga Farmers’ Market Association, the Malta Farmers’ Market is open Tuesdays, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., from June through October along Route 9 next to the Malta Community Center. Exact details of this year’s opening date and parking will be announced on the market’s Facebook page and the shared website, www.saratogafarmersmarket.org.

Prestwick Chase at Saratoga Prestwick Chase at Saratoga, a 55+ senior living community located at 100 Saratoga Boulevard, hosts its own farmers’ market every Monday from 3-6 p.m. June 4 through October 1, with the exception of Labor Day. Stop by and shop for local produce, seafood, crafts and other goods. The market is open to the public. For more information, visit www.prestwickchasefarmersmarket.com.

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Cooking Nothing brings a family together like a home-cooked meal with the perfect ingredients. Unfortunately it is not always as easy as it seems, and those pesky measurements can get pretty confusing. The following tables will help answer these questions and a whole lot more. Good luck, enjoy, and happy cooking.

Equivalents: Fruits & Vegetables Weight 2 1/2 ounces

1/2 cup coarsely grated; 1/3 cup small (1/4 inch) diced; 1/2 cup 1/2-inch slices

Celery 1 medium rib

2 1/4 ounces

1/2 cup small (1/4 inch) diced; 1/2 cup 1/4 inch slices

Garlic 1 large clove

1/4 ounces

1 tsp paste 1 1/2 tsp minced; 1 tbsp coarsely chopped

Onion 1 medium

8 ounces

Bell pepper 1 medium

1 1/2 cups minced; 1 1/2 cups medium (1/2 -inch) diced; 2 1/3 cups thin (1/8-inch) slices

7 ounces

Potato russet 1 medium

5 ounces

1 cup fine (1/8 inch) dice; 1 1/3 cups medium (1/2 inch) diced; 1 1/2 cups thin (1/8 inch) slices

1 cup medium (1/2-inch) diced

12 ounces

2 1/4 cups medium (1/2-inch) diced

Shallot 1 large

1/2 ounce

3 tablespoons minced

Tomato 1 medium

5 ounces

1 cup medium (1/2-inch) diced

Mushroom, White

8 ounces

3 cups thin (1/8 inch) slices

Olives, kalamata 1/2 cup whole

3 ounces

Scant 1/2 cup pitted and coarsely chopped

Parsley, flat-leaf 1 small bunch

3 ounces

1/2 cup lightly packed chopped

Apple 1 medium

7 ounces

1 1/3 cups medium (1/2 -inch) diced; 1 cup thin (1/8 -inch) slices

Lemon 1 medium

5 ounces

Lime 1 medium

4 ounces

Orange, navel 1 medium

10 ounces

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Weight

Approximate yield

Beans, Black 1 cup uncooked

6 1/2 ounces

3 cups cooked

Beans, Kidney & Great Northern

2 ⁄ ounces

2 1/2 cups cooked

Rice, arborio 1 cup uncooked

7 ounces

2 cups cooked

Rice, long-grain white 1 cup uncooked

6 1/2 ounce

3 cups cooked

Rice, Medium-grain 1 cup uncooked

6 1/2 ounce

3 cups cooked

Couscous

6 1/2 ounce

3 1/2 cups cooked

Penne uncooked

1 pound

8 cups cooked

Spaghetti uncooked

1 pound

8 1/2 cups cooked

Approximate yield

Carrot 1 medium

Potato, red 1 medium

Equivalents: Dry Goods

Almond, hazelnuts, & peanuts 5 to whole shelled 5 1/2ounces

1 cup coarsely chopped; 1 cup plus 2 tbsp finely chopped;

Pecan & walnut halves 1 cup

3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp coarsely chopped; 1 cup finely chopped

4 ounces

Breadcrumbs, fresh from about 2 1/2 slices sandwich 2 1/4 ounces bread, with crust

1 cup

4 to 5 tablespoons unstrained juice; 2 tablespoons lightly packed zest when grated with a rasp; 1 tablespoon zest when grated on a box grater 3 to 4 tablespoons unstrained juice; 4 tablespoons lightly packed zest when grated with a rasp; 2 teaspoons zest when grated on a box grater 6 to 7 tablespoons unstrained juice; 2 tablespoons lightly packed zest when grated with a rasp; 1 tablespoon zest when grated on a box grater

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Roasting Times & Temperatures Poultry

Chicken, whole (about 3 1/2 pounds) 400°F for about 1 hour Chicken, butterflied (about 3 1/2 pounds) 470°F for about 40 minutes Chicken, bone-in parts 425°F for 50 to 60 minutes Turkey, whole (about 14 pounds) 325°F for about 3 1/2 hours un-stuffed: 4 hours stuffed Cornish hens (about 1 1/2 pounds each) 425°F for 40 to 45 minutes un-stuffed; 45 to 50 minutes stuffed.

Beef

Tenderloin, whole 375°F for about 45 to 50 minutes (3 1/2 to 4 pounds, trimmed) Prime rib, 3-rib standing rib roast 450°F for 15 minutes (6 to 7 pounds) then drop to 350°F for about 1 hour

Pork

Loin roast, 6-rib-bone-in (about 4 pounds) 425°F for 30 minutes, or boneless (3 to 4 pounds) then drop to 375°F for about 30 minutes. Tenderloin Sear in frying pan for 10 minutes (about 1 pound: browned before roasting) Transfer meat to roasting pan. Roast at 400°F for 20 minutes

Lamb

Whole leg, bone-in (6 to 8 pounds) or 375°F for about 1 1/2 hrs. for bone in; Boneless (5 pounds) 1 1/2 hours for a boned, rolled roast Rib rack, 8-rib bone-in (1 to 1 1/2 pounds) 425°F for 25 to 35 minutes

Vegetables

Beets, 1/8 inch slices 450°F for 20 to 25 minutes Beets, wedges 400°F for about 1 1/2 hours Carrots, 1/4 inch diagonal slices 450°F for about 20 minutes Cauliflower, florets 400°F for 25 to 35 minutes Garlic, whole heads, tops trimmed 350°F for 45 to 60 minutes Mushrooms, portabellas 450°F for 20 to 30 minutes Onions, red, 1/4 to 3/8 inch slices 450°F for 22 to 24 minutes Parsnip, 2x 1/2 inch sticks 425°F for about 30 minutes Potatoes, waxy (whole if small, 375°F for 50 to halved or cut into chunks if large) 60 minutes Squash, acorn, halved crosswise 400°F for about 1 hour 15 minutes Sweet potatoes, 1 inch chunks 400°F for 20 to 45 minutes Turnips, 1 inch chunks 400°F for 45 to 55 minutes

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Cooking Volume Equivalents 1 Tbsp = 3 tsp = 1/4 cup = 4 tbsp = 1/3 cup = 5 tbsp = plus 1 tsp 1/2 cup = 8 tbsp = 1 cup = 16 tbsp = 1 pint = 2 cups = 1 quart = 2 pints = (4 cups) 1 gallon = 4 qts = (8 pints, 16 cups)

Shelf Life of Food

1/2 fluid oz 2 fluid oz 2 2/3 fluid oz

= = =

14.8 ml 59.2 ml 78.9 ml

4 fluid oz 8 fluid oz 16 fluid oz 32 fluid oz

= = = =

118.4 ml 236.8 ml 473.6 ml 947.2 ml

128 fluid oz

=

3.79 l

Shelf Life of Food Refrigerate Frozen Beef, pork, lamb, veal 3 to 5 days 4 to 6 months Chicken, turkey 2 days 6 months Ground meat 1 to 2 days 3 to 4 months Sausage, raw 1 to 2 days 1 to 2 months Ham, whole, fully cooked 1 week 1 to 2 months Bacon 1 week 2 months Fish 1 to 2 days 3 months Sliced deli meat 3 to 5 days 1 to 2 months Bread, rolls, breadcrumbs not recommended 1 month Casseroles 3 to 4 days 2 to 3 months Soups, stews 3 to 4 days 2 to 3 months Broth, stock 1 to 2 days 2 to 3 months

Substitutions Anise Fennel Seed Allspice, ground 2 parts ground cinnamon plus 1 part ground cloves (by volume) Arrowroot

cornstarch (as long as chilling or freezing is not involved)

Black Pepper

White pepper, allspice, or savory

Breadcrumbs, dry Cracker crumbs, matzos, meal, crushed corn Capers

chopped green olives

Chile paste red pepper flakes, cayenne, bottled hot sauce Chocolate, bittersweet

semisweet chocolate

Chocolate, unsweetened baking, 1 ounce

3 tablespoons natural cocoa powder plus 1 tablespoon melted butter

Currants dark raisins Dates dark raisins Flour, self-rising, 1 cup 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

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Mustard, dry, 1 teaspoon

1 tablespoon prepared mustard

Porcini mushrooms , dried

dried shiitake mushroom

Pine nuts

blanched, slivered almonds

Rice wine

dry sherry

Sugar, brown

light and dark may be used interchangeably to make your own, pulse in a food processor 1 cup white granulated sugar with 3 to 4 tablespoons molasses (yields 1 cup)

Sugar, superfine

grind granulated white sugar in a blender or food processor

Vanilla bean, 2-inch piece

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Vinegar, sherry

balsamic vinegar

Yeast, 1 packet active dry (2 1/4 teaspoon)

1 packet quick-rise, or 1/2 of a packet instant, or a 0.6-ounce cube fresh

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Seniors’ Information

Saratoga County Directory of Services covers the following areas: • Abuse and Neglect • Adult Homes • Benefits • Case Management / Counseling • Church-Related Assistance • Credit Counseling • Day Care, Adult • Disabled Advocacy and Services • Durable Medical Equipment • Emergency Shelter

• Food Services and Nutrition • Health Care Information • and Assistance • Health Insurance Claims • and Assistance • Home Care Identification • Information & Referral • In Home Volunteers • Legal Services • Nursing Homes

• Respite -Adult • Respite-Children • Senior Clubs & Centers • Senior Housing • Support Groups • Transportation • Volunteer Opportunities • Voter Registration • Weatherization/Housing Services

Adult homes

Cook Adult Home Mechanicville - (518) 664-8014

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) (518) 884-4146 or (518) 884-4111 Managed Care (518) 884-4153 Medicaid (518) 884-4148

An adult home (Level II) adult care facility established and operatedto provide 24-hour longterm residential care, room, board, housekeeping,personal care, and supervision to five or more adults unrelated to the operator (the facilities listed herein vary greatly in size). Adult homes (Level I) offer no skilled nursing care. For a list of area homes with four or fewer beds, contact Saratoga County Dept. of Social Services, (518) 884-4159. The Senior Living Specialists 100 Saratoga Village Blvd. Building 37, Malta, NY 12020 (518) 538-3831 www.theseniorlivingspecialists.com Beacon Pointe Memory Care Community Clifton Park - (518) 371-2200 saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com

Home of the Good Shepherd Saratoga Springs - (518) 584-3317 Wilton - (518) 580-0702 Malta - (518) 581-2800 Moreau - (518) 584-3317

Temporary Assistance & Disability Assistance (518) 884-4144

Benefits

Veterans Affairs Division (518) 884-4115

American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) - (518) 434-4194

Social Security Administration 1 Broadway Center, 8th floor Schenectady, NY • (866) 864-1296 17 Cronin Road, Queensbury (518) 812-0182 • socialsecurity.gov

New York State Electric and Gas Power Partner Program (800) 284-7988 National Grid - (800) 642-4272 Saratoga County Department of Social Services 152 West High St., Ballston Spa Food Stamps (518) 884-4155 or (518) 587-3030

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Elder Care Program of the Mechanicville Community Center (518) 664-8322 x377 KEE to Independent Growth, Inc. Case Management/Service Coordination (518) 309-3557 Saratoga County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (518) 587-8800 Saratoga County Mental Health Center at Cramer House (518) 584-9030 Southern Saratoga County Mental Health Center (518) 383-1150

Church Related Assistance Assumption St. Paul’s 52 William Street, Mechanicville The church offers a parish nursing program and friendly visiting. (518) 664-6196 Christ Episcopal Church 15 West High Street, Ballston Spa The church offers a food pantry that is open 10 a.m.–Noon, M., W, Th & Fri. Emergency food supplies are available Wednesdays from 5–7 p.m. (518) 885-9630 Corinth First Presbyterian Church 203 Palmer Ave, Corinth, (518) 654-9432 Services include Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group that meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 1:15 p.m., Extra Helpings Regional Food Bank (food delivery on last Thursday of month), Community Churches Fuel Fund and Health in Need Fund Community Churches Food Pantry is at the Town Hall, 600 Palmer Ave., M,T, W & F 2:30-3:30.

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First Baptist Church 202 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa The church operates a food pantry Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon. (518) 885-8361 Shenendehowa United Methodist Church 971 Route 146, Clifton Park The church offers a monthly senior luncheon. (518) 371-7964 Soul Saving Station Church 62 Henry St., Saratoga Springs. The church provides spiritual counseling, religious services, family contacts & referrals. (518) 584-3122 South Glens Falls United Methodist Church 15 Maplewood Parkway, South Glens Falls Services offered include prayer, counseling and support. (518) 793-1152

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St. Edward The Confessor Catholic Church 569 Clifton Park Center Road Clifton Park The church programs include a parish nurse program, friendly visitors, and bereavement committee. (518) 371-7372 St. George’s Episcopal Church 912 Rte 146, Clifton Park. Services include a support group for Diabetics on the 1st Friday of the month at 12:30 and an Alzheimer’s support group on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 1-2 p.m. (518) 371-6351 St. Peters Catholic Church 241 Broadway, Saratoga The church offers a variety of information programs. Outreach program Mon-Wed-Fri. 9-noon. (518) 584-2375

St. Therese Rosary Altar Society 105 Ballard Rd., Gansevoort The society offers a substitute caregiver program for emergency situations. Also, there is a food pantry twice a month. Call for additional information. (518) 587-9076

Daycare, Adults Lena’s Adult Day Care Services 230 Bluebird Rd., South Glens Falls (518) 792-7797 or (518) 681-7797 Schuyler Ridge Residential Health & Adult Day Care 1 Abele Boulevard, Clifton Park (518) 371-1400 Wesley Evergreen Adult Day Services 131 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, (518) 587-3600, ext. 1443 www.wesleyhealth.com

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Employment for seniors Title V Senior Employment Employment and Training Administration provides part-time employment, classroom instruction and on-the-job training to eligible persons over 55. For information and requirements call (518) 884-4170. Experience Works - Offers part-time employment to eligible older adults. For information on the program call (518) 226-0122.

VOLUNTEERING The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce is a great place to start. It is as simple as typing: www.saratoga.org /jobs/ jobzonevolunteer-index.asp Foster Grandparent - Foster Grandparents serve 20 hours a week in schools, hospitals, correctional institutions, and Head Start and day care centers. Volunteers must meet income eligibility requirements. For more information, call (518) 272-6052. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is part of Corporation for National & Community Service, the national volunteer agency. Anyone 55 years or older is eligible to become a volunteer. RSVP offers diverse opportunities to serve in museums libraries, schools, nursing homes and other community agencies. Volunteer assignments are a match between the specific interests of the volunteer and the particular needs of an organization. If available, volunteers also serve the homebound elderly with visits and telephone calls. Volunteers are covered by liability insurance and helped with incidental expenses such as transportation. For information call (518) 884-4110.

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Senior Companion - Offers parttime opportunities for seniors to develop one-to-one relationships with developmentally disabled adults. Participants, who are income eligible, receive: a tax-free stipend, possible transportation, daily meal, orientation and training. For information call (518) 581-3075. YMCA of Saratoga County Volunteer Options and Senior Clubs (Silver Sneakers) - (518) 583-9622

Food Services Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa (518) 885-899 Saratoga County Office for the Aging (518) 884-4100 • 60 + Dining Program • Home Delivered Meals • Nutrition Education

Health Care Assistance Association for the Hearing Impaired, Inc. (518) 761-0554 Community Hospice of Saratoga (518) 581-0800 Epilepsy Foundation of NENY (518) 456-7501 Empire Home Infusion (518) 899-8103 Glens Falls Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (518) 792-3421 Northeast Health Diabetes Center (518) 447-3500 (EPIC) - Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Call Saratoga County Office for the Aging for details (518) 884-4100 Seton Health Incontinence and Wound Services (518) 268-5380 YMCA of Saratoga County (518) 583-9622

Home Care Accent Health Care Services (518) 237-2700 Adept Health Care Services (518) 271-1055 All Metro Health Care (800) 225-1200, (518) 374-2118 Any Time Home Care, Inc. (518) 464-1940 Attentive Care (518) 438-6271 Attentive Home Companions (518) 694-0400 Companions for the Elderly (518) 383-3119 Concepts of Health Care (518) 885-2020 Eddy Home Care (518) 274-6200 Empire Health Care (518) 899-8103 Gentiva Health Services (518) 899-6966 Greater Adk. Home Aides (518) 926-7070 Home Health Care Partners (518) 581-2632 Home Helpers & Direct Link (518) 584-5885 Home Instead Senior Care (518) 580-1042 Interim Health Care (518) 877-3811, (518) 798-6811 Living Made Easy, LLC (518) 580-9585 Living Resources Home Care Agency (518) 346-6214 NurseCore (518) 438-3900 Samuel S. Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center (518) 626-5000

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Saratoga Cty Department of Social Services (518) 884-4159 Saratoga County Public Health (518) 584-7460 Senior Solutions (518) 584-1200 Seton Home Care (518) 583-7076 Visiting Nurses Home Care/ Medstaff (518) 798-1450 Visiting Nurses Association of Albany, Inc. (518) 371-0890 VNA- Schenectady (SVNA) (518) 382-8050

IDentification Motor Vehicles Department • Wilton Mall - (518) 584-7403 • 40 Mc Master Street - (518) 885-2227 • Clifton Park Center Rd (518) 383-2480 CDTA Half-Fare cards available at Saratoga County Office for the Aging (518) 884-4100

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Care Links (518) 371-5179 Caritas for Charity (518) 798-6648

Saratoga Care Nursing Home (518) 587-3222 Saratoga Hospital Nursing Home (518) 587-1141 Seton Health at Schuyler Ridge (518) 371-1400 Wesley Health Care Center (518) 587-3600

Legal services

Respite-Adult

Legal Aid Society (518) 587-5188 Mediation Matters (518) 584-6361 Saratoga City Office for Aging (518) 884-4100

Attentive Home Companions (518) 694-0400 Saratoga County Office for Aging (518) 884-4100 Catholic Charities (518) 449-2001 Care Links (518) 371-5179 Home Health Care Partners (518) 581-2632 Home Instead Senior Care (518) 580-1042 Living Made Easy (518) 580-9585 Senior Solutions (518) 584-1200

in-home volunteers

nursing homes Beacon Pointe Memory Care (518) 371-3200 Maplewood Manor (518) 885-2288

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Alzheimers Resources Adirondack Branch Office (518) 793-5863 Alzheimer’s Association Capital District Chapter (518) 867-4999 Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center (518) 238-4164 First Presbyterian Church (518) 654-9432 Halfmoon Senior Center (518) 371-3892 Medic Alert (missing persons) 1-888-572-8566 St. George’s Episcopal Church 371-5179 Wesley Health Care Center (518) 691-1515

Emergency Services

Transportation

The Salvation Army Emergency Assistance - (518) 584-1640 Saratoga County Rural Preservation Company (for veterans) (518) 885-0091 Shelters of Saratoga, Inc. (518) 581-1097 24 hours per day, 365 days a year.

24 Hour Help • Direct Link (518) 584-5885 • Eddy Lifeline (518) 274-2635 • Glens Falls Hospital Lifeline (518) 926-2130 • LifeFone (800) 882-2280 • Link to Life (800) 848-9399 • Saratoga Hospital Lifeline (518) 583-8413 • Seton Lifeline (518) 268-6263 • St. Peter’s Hospital Lifeline (518) 525-1004 • EMERGENCY 911

Transportation is available in the following areas. Please call 24 hours in advance to make reservations. Ballston, Charlton, Galway, Greenfield, Malta, Milton, Providence & Wilton Stanski Transportation - (518) 884-4100 Clifton Park Shenendehowa Seniors (518) 371-4444 Corinth Senior Center (518) 654-2040 Town of Halfmoon (518) 664-2040 City of Mechanicville (518) 664-5651 Town of Moreau - (518) 792-6007 Saratoga Springs Capitaland Taxi - (518) 583-3131 Town of Waterford (518) 237-7531, (518) 235-8282 Scheduled Bus Routes CDTA - (518) 482-3371

The Saratoga County New York Connects Services Directory is written, compiled and edited by the Saratoga County Office for the Aging, with funds provided by New York Connects. We’ve highlighted some pertinent information above but please call for instructions to receive your copy.

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Saratoga County

Education Options

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Pre-Schools Apple-A-Day Nursery School (518) 583-9442 45 Washington St. Saratoga Springs NY, 12866 (inside the First Baptist Church) Beagle School (ages 2-5) (518) 587-7507 • beagleschool.com 115 Regent St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Church Mouse Nursery School (518) 885-8362 • churchmousepreschool.com 202 Milton Ave. Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Country Knolls Nursery School 19 Thunderbird Drive Ballston Lake, NY 12019 (518) 877-7401 • countryknollsdayschool.com Head Start Pre-School (518) 583-2584 • franklincommunitycenter.org 10 Franklin St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Katrina Trask Nursery School (518) 584-8968 • ktnurseryschool.org 24 Circular St. • Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Learning to Know www.learningto know.net 1536 Crescent Rd., Clifton Park - (518) 371-3722 60 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs - (518) 226-0222 Little Angels Nursery School 22 West High Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020 (518) 885-3540 • www.littleangelsns.com North Country Academy 7 Care Lane, Saratoga - (518) 584-9982 1756 Route 9, Clifton Park - (518) 373-2034 northcountryacademy.com Saratoga Abundant Life Pre-School 2325 Route 50 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 885-5456 Saratoga Hansel & Gretel (518) 584-0934 66 Seward St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Saratoga Independent School (518) 583-0841 • siskids.org 459 Lake Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Saratoga Regional YMCA (518) 583-9622, ext. 114 290 West Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 saratogaregionalymca.org 100 Saratoga Village Blvd. Malta (518) 583-4342 Skidmore Early Childhood Center (518) 580-5472 • 815 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 skidmore.edu/education_studies/ecc Small Wonders Christian Pre-School 175 5th Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-3720 • saratogaspringsumc.org Spa Christian School 206 Greenfield Ave., Ballston Spa (518) 885-0508

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St. Clements Catholic School (518) 584-7350 • stclementsschool.org 231 Lake Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 St. Paul’s Lutheran Christian Childhood Center (518) 584-0904 • spelcss.com 149 Lake Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Storybook Academy Nursery School (518) 587-0707 421 Geyser Rd. Ballston Spa, NY 12020 Sunday Hebrew Preschool Congregation Shaara Tfille (518) 584-2370 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs For 2 to 6 year olds Teddy Bear Day Care Center (518) 584-2273 4 Mountain Ledge Drive Wilton, NY 12831 Tiny Tots Early Learning Center 1536 Crescent Rd., Clifton Park (518) 371-2034 Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs (518) 584-7643 • waldorfsaratoga.org 212 Lake Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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Special Needs Schools Achievements (518) 782-1178 • achievements.org 623 New Loudon Rd., Latham Center for Disability Services (formerly Center for the Disabled) An agency that provides comprehensive services to children and adults with disabilities. Services include: Medical, Residential, Vocational, Educational, Transportation, Respite, Skilled Nursing and Service Coordination (518) 437-5700 • cfdsny.org 314 South Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208 Crossroads Center for Children 1-866-773-5222, (518) 280-0083 crossroadcenter.org 1136 N. Westcott Rd, Suite 100, Schenectady, NY 12306 Serves children with a diagnosis within the Pervasive Development Disorder and Autism spectrum and their families.

Saratoga Bridges Saratoga Bridges day habilitation programs focus on providing people with the means to develop maximum independence in activities of daily living. Saratoga Bridges without walls day program encourages people to explore the fine arts and discover their creative potential. 16 Saratoga Bridges Blvd., Ballston Spa (518) 587-0723 Saratoga County EOC Head Start (518) 226-0450 64 Hamilton St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 saratogaeoc.org/headstart The Helping Hands School (518) 664-5066 • helpinghands.org 41 Werner Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065 Helping Hands School is a private, non-profit preschool for two-to-five-yearolds with special needs. New Meadow Saratoga School Special Education Pre-School (518) 899-9235 • newmeadow.org 100 Saratoga Village Blvd. Suite 35, Malta, NY 12020 Parson Child and Family Centers (518) 426-2600 • Parsonscenter.org 60 Academy Rd. Albany, NY 12208 Multi-service agency provides counseling services, parenting education, child abuse/neglect prevention and treatment, family strengthening programs, early childhood family support, special education, youth development programs, and mental health services. Prospect Child and Family Center (518) 798-0170 • prospectcenter.com 133 Aviation Rd, Queensbury, NY 12804 Offers multi-faceted services for at-risk and developmentally disabled individuals in our community. Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES (518) 581-3310 or (518) 746-3310 1153 Burgoyne Ave. Suite 2 Fort Edward, NY 12828 wswheboces.org Wildwood School (518) 836-2300 • wildwood.edu 2995 Curry Road Extension Schenectady, NY 12303 A private, not-for-profit day program for pupils ages 3-21 with neurological impairments, learning disabilities, and autism.

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Colleges Bryant & Stratton College 1259 Central Ave, Albany (518) 437-1802 bryantstratton.edu Empire State College 2 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs (518) 587-2100 • esc.edu Excelsior College 7 Columbia Circle, Albany 888-647-2388, excelsior.edu Fulton Montgomery Community College 2805 State Hwy 67, Johnstown (518) 736-FMCC (3622) www.fmcc.edu Hudson Valley Community College 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy (518) 629-4822 • hvcc.edu Maria College 700 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, (518) 438-311 MariaCollege.edu Schenectady County Community College 78 Washington Ave., Schenectady (518) 381-1200 • sunysccc.edu Siena College 515 Loudon Rd., Loudonville 1-888-287-4362 • siena.edu Skidmore College 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga (518) 580-5000 • skidmore.edu SUNY Adirondack Main Campus: 640 Bay Rd. Queensbury (518) 743-2200 • sunyacc.edu SUNY Albany 1400 Washington Ave., Albany (518) 442-3300 • Albany.edu SUNY Plattsburgh 101 Broad St., Plattsburgh (518) 564-2000 Plattsburgh.edu

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Saratoga Extension Center of ACC 6 Mountain Ledge Drive, Gansevoort (518) 584-3959 • sunyacc.edu Union College 807 Union St., Schenectady (518) 388-6000 • Union.edu The Sage Colleges • Russell Sage College • Sage College of Albany • School of Education • School of Health Sciences • School Of Management 65 1st St., Troy, NY 12180 140 New Scotland Ave. Albany, NY 12208 (518) 244-2000 • sage.edu The College of Saint Rose 432 Western Avenue Albany, NY 12203 (800) 637-8556 • strose.edu University at Albany Graduate Business Programs 1400 Washington Avenue, 316A, Albany, NY 12222 (518)442-4961 www.albany.edu/graduate

Continuing Education Academy for Lifelong Learning at Saratoga Springs Empire State College 111 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, (518) 587-2100, ext. 2415 esc.edu/all Continuing Education Saratoga Springs City Schools, 3 Blue Streak Blvd., Saratoga Springs (518) 583-4700 saratogaschools.org BOCES / Career & Technical Education /Adult Education 27 Gick Road Saratoga Springs 11 South St., Glens Falls (518) 581-3600 wswheboces.org Welcome Home 2013  |  91


Private Schools

Academy of the Holy Names (518) 438-7895 www.ahns.org PreK 3-Grade 12, All-girls independent Catholic school The Adirondack School (518) 695-5294 5158 County Route 113, Greenwich, NY 12834 adirondackschoolneny.org Christian Brothers Academy (Grades 6-12) (518) 452-9809 cbaalbany.org 12 Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12205 Doane Stuart School 199 Washington Ave. Rensselaer, NY 12144 (518) 465-5222 doanestuart.org

Emma Willard School (518) 833-1300 emmawillard.org 285 Pawling Ave., Troy, NY 12180 The Kings School (518) 654-6230 kingsschool.info 6087 Route 9N, Hadley, NY 12835 La Salle Institute (Grades 6-12) (518) 283-2500 lasalleinstitute.org 174 Williams Rd., Troy, NY 12180 Malta Montessori School (Pre-K–3rd grade) (518) 633-1971 maltamontessori.com 100 Saratoga Village Blvd. Suite 34A Malta, NY 12020

Spa Christian School

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Saratoga Central Catholic High School (518) 587-7070 saratogacatholic.org 247 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

St. Clement’s Regional Catholic School (N-5) (518) 584-7350 231 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 stclementsschool.org

Saratoga Independent School (Pre-K thru 6) (518) 583-0841 459 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 siskids.org

St. Mary’s School (Pre-K – 5th Grade) (518) 885-7300 40 Thompson St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020 smsbspa.org

Spa Christian School (Pre-School – 6th Grade) (518) 885-0508 206 Greenfield Ave., Ballston Spa, NY 12020 spachristian.com

Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs (N-12) Administration (518) 587-0549 Admissions (518) 587-2224 122 Regent St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 waldorfsaratoga.org

St. Clement’s Regional Catholic School

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Public Schools

Bus Garage (518) 884-7140 Milton Terrace North Elementary 200 Wood Road (518) 884-7210 Principal Kathleen Chaucer Milton Terrace South Elementary 100 Wood Road (518) 884-7270 Principal Jeffrey Palmer

Ballston Spa Central School

Malta Ave. Elementary 70 Malta Ave. (518) 884-7250 Principal Sharon D’Agostino

Wood Rd. Elementary 300 Wood Road (518) 884-7290 Principal David Blanchard Ballston Spa Middle School 210 Ballston Ave (518) 884-7200 Principal Pamela Motler Ballston Spa High School 220 Ballston Ave (518) 884-7150 Principal Kristi Jensen

bscsd.org • (518) 884-7195 • 70 Malta Ave., Ballston Spa, NY 12020 Superintendent: Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D

Bus Garage Rich Hewlett (518) 399-9141, ext. 3523 or 3524 Francis L. Stevens Elementary School 25 Lakehill Road (518) 399-9141 ext. 83500 Principal Ralph Rothacker Pashley Elementary School 30 Pashley Rd., Glenville (518) 399-9141, ext. 84500 Principal Jill Bonacio

Charlton Heights Elementary School 170 Stage Rd., Ballston Lake (518) 399-9141, ext. 85500 Principal Timothy Sinnenberg Richard H. O’Rourke Middle School 173 Lakehill Rd, Burnt Hills (518) 399-9141, ext. 84000 Principal Colleen Wolff Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School 88 Lakehill Road, Burnt Hills (518) 399-9141, ext. 83300 Principal Maryellen Symer

Burnt Hills / Ballston Lake Schools BHBL.org • (518) 399-9141 • 50 Cypress Drive, Glenville, NY 12302 Superintendent: Patrick McGrath, ext. 5002

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Corinth Elementary School 356 Center Street (518) 654-2960 Principal Susan G. Kazilas Corinth Middle School 105 Oak Street (518) 654-9005, ext. 3420 PrincipalLisa Meade Corinth High School 105 Oak Street (518) 654-9005, ext. 3431 Principal Brian Testani

Corinth Schools

Corinthcsd.com • (518) 654-9005 • 105 Oak St., Corinth, NY 12822 Superintendent: Daniel R. Starr, Ed. D.

Elementary School 25 Kniskern Avenue (518) 664-7336 Principal Stephen Marra Mechanicville Junior/Senior High School 25 Kniskern Avenue (518) 664-9888 Principal Kevin Kolakowski

Mechanicville Schools

Mechanicville.org • (518) 664-5727 • 25 Kniskern Ave., Mechanicville, NY 12118 Superintendent: Dr. Michael J. McCarthy

Elementary Schools • Caroline St. Elementary 310 Caroline Street (518) 584-7612 Principal Daniel J. O’Rourke • Division St. Elementary 220 Division Street (518) 583-4794 Principal Dr. Greer E. Miller • Dorothy Nolan Elementary 221 Jones Road (518) 584-7383 Principal Kevin Froats • Geyser Road Elementary 61 Geyser Road (518) 584-7699 Principal Kristy Moore

Saratoga Springs City Schools

• Greenfield Elementary 3180 Route 9N (518) 893-7402 Principal Tina Davis • Lake Ave. Elementary 126 Lake Avenue (518) 584-3678 Principal Dr. Barbara Messier Maple Ave. Middle School 515 Maple Avenue (518) 587-4551 Principal Stuart F. Byrne Saratoga Springs High School 1 Blue Streak Blvd. (518) 587-6690 Principal Brett M. Miller

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Bus Garage (518) 695-3255 x3260 Schuylerville Elementary School 14 Spring St. (518) 695-3255 Principal Gregg Barthelmas Schuylerville Middle School 14 Spring St. (518) 695-3255 Principal MaryKate Elsworth

Schuylerville Central Schools

Schuylerville High School 14 Spring St. (518) 695-3255 Principal Matthew Sickles

Schuylervilleschools.org • (518) 695-3255 • 15 Springs St., Schuylerville, NY 12871 Superintendent: Dr. Ryan Sherman

Elementary Schools • Tesago Elementary 970 Route 146 (518) 881-0570 Principal Gregory Pace • Skano Elementary 970 Route 146 (518) 881-0560 Principal Jill Gould • Shatekon Elementary 35 Maxwell Dr. (518) 881-0580 Principal Erica Ryan • Orenda Elementary 970 Route 146 (518) 881-0550 Principal Michael Smith

Shenendehowa Central Schools

Shenet.org • (518) 881-0600 • 5 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park, NY 12065 Superintendent: Dr. L. Oliver Robinson

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• Okte Elementary 1581 Crescent Rd (518) 881-0540 Principal Lisa Mickle • Karigon Elementary 970 Route 146 (518) 881-0530 Principal Gregory Wing

• Chango Elementary 100 Chango Dr. (518) 881-0520 Principal Karin Skarka • Arongen Elementary 489 Center Rd. Clifton Park (518) 881-0510 Principal Benjamin Roberts Koda Middle School 970 Route 146 (518) 881-0470 Principal Sean Gnat Gowana Middle School 970 Route 146 (518) 881-0460 Principal Robin Gawrys Acadia Middle School 970 Route 146 (518) 881-0450 Principal Jonathan Burns Shenendehowa High School 970 Route 146 (518) 881-0330 Principal Donald Flynt

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Bus Garage (518) 793-4443

• Ballard Elementary 300 Ballard Road (518) 587-0600 Principal Michael Huchro

Elementary Schools • Moreau Elementary 76 Bluebird Road (518) 793-9644 Principal Robert Lemieux

Oliver Winch Middle School 99 Hudson Street (518) 792-5891 Principal Mark Fish

• Tanglewood Elementary 60 Tanglewood Drive (518) 793-5631 Principal Andrew Hills • Harrison Ave. Elementary 76 Harrison Avenue (518) 793-9048 Principal Joseph M. Palmer

South Glens Falls High School 42 Merritt Road (518) 792-9987 Principal Carla Biviano

South Glens Falls Central School sgfallssd.org • (518) 793-9617 • 6 Bluebird Rd., South Glens Falls, NY 12803 Superintendent: Michael N. Patton

Bus Garage (518) 664-5661 Stillwater Elementary School 1068 No. Hudson Ave. (518) 373-6100 x5500 Principal John Goralski Stillwater Middle School 1068 No. Hudson Ave. (518) 373-6100 Principal Patti Morris Stillwater High School 1068 No. Hudson Ave. (518) 373-6100 Principal Mario Fernandez

Stillwater Central Schools

scsd.org • (518) 373-6100 • 1068 No. Hudson Ave., Stillwater, NY 12170 Superintendent: Stanley Maziejka

Note: Throughout this section, the Nurse’s department can be accessed through the main switchboard of each individual school.

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Fun Fun Fun

For the Kids

Let’s Start with

Summer Camps ð


Skidmore College offers a variety of programs for children of all ages during the summer months. Camp Northwoods Skidmore’s day camp for children entering grades 1–6, offers an exciting program of sports, cultural arts, nature study and relaxed play. Our goal is to provide a variety of fun activities that happily challenge the imagination, intellect, and body. The camp’s home base is Falstaff’s Pavilion on the Skidmore College campus, but campers frequent the Williamson Sports Center, Schick Art Gallery, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, and Zankel Music Center. The daily enrichment activities led by the qualified staff are supplemented by weekly field trips to recreational and historical sites, and visits by special guests. Children will also enjoy arts and crafts, ceramics, games, hiking, and daily swim time. One and two-week sessions are available from June 24–August 9. Skidmore College also offers a wide array of Sports Camps from June through August for children of all ages. Choose from baseball, lacrosse, swimming, basketball, tennis, soccer, volleyball and field hockey. Children learn the concept of teamwork while acquiring the

necessary skills for his or her sport of choice. Adults, novice or experienced, can participate in a rowing program offered throughout the spring, summer and fall at the Boat House located on beautiful Fish Creek. All other programs are held on the Skidmore Campus at the Sports and Recreation Center and/or the adjacent fields. For more information, or to register online visit www. skidmore.edu/summer or call the Office of the Dean of Special Programs at (518) 580-5596.


The Capital District YMCA Provides Safe, Affordable Summer Camp for Your Child!

Camp Chingachgook DAY CAMP FUN!

From Albany to Greene County, all Capital District YMCA branches offer fun summer camp options. Children 3 to 16 will find something fun to do, from swimming lessons to play time in the GaGa pit! Best of all, YMCA programs focus on fun activities that build your child’s confidence and self-esteem, while teaching your child the value of teamwork and playing well with others. You child will love spending

Membership is not required. All are welcome!

Call today for details. (518) 869.3500. Visit us online at www.CDYMCA.org.

OUR PREMIER DAY CAMP Located just off Route 155 in Guilderland, YMCA Adventure Camp (formerly Camp Nassau) is our premier regional day camp, with an out-door pool, a pond with paddle boats, a zip line, a rock wall,

time with old friends and making new friends!

a covered pavilion, and much more! We have

NEW FOR 2013

your child. FREE TOURS! Visit www.CDYMCA.org

Online registration! Visit www.CDYMCA.org today. Sibling discounts! Free before and after-camp care.

convenient bus routes ready to pick up and drop off today for our tour schedule, or call 456.3634.

OUR PREMIER OVERNIGHT CAMP Camp Chingachgook on Lake George offers a oneof-a-kind overnight camp experience for your child. Located on the shores of Lake George in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, Camp Chingachgook’s dedicated, top-notch staff and modern yet rustic facilities offer outdoor experiences to last a lifetime. Your child will love our day camp (for kids 5–10), overnight camp (for kids 7–15), our variety of adventure trip programs (for kids 11 and older), and our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program (for 16 year olds).

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Wilton Recreation Wilton Recreation offers a full-day summer camp

This year’s scheduled field trips include: Million Dollar

program for children entering grades one through 9.

Beach in Lake George, Saratoga County Fair, bowling,

With available pre-camp and post-camp care, working

white water rafting, and at least two swimming days

parents can ensure their children are having fun in a

per week at nearby pools and beaches.

safe environment before and after the camp’s regular hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parents who register their

The 2013 Summer Camp opens on June 25 and

children for before and/or after camp care can drop

runs until August 9. Registration begins March 11

off their registered campers after 8 a.m. and can pick

at Gavin Park, 10 Lewis Drive, Saratoga Springs,

them up until 5:30 p.m. Busing is available for Wilton

New York, and closes June 12. As there are only 300

residents who register for regular camp hours. This

spaces available, be sure to mark your calendar!

camp offers a full schedule of daily onsite activities,

Camp registration forms are available at www.

themed events, and exciting trips for those campers

townofwilton.com/gavin-park/ or can be picked up

registered for off-site adventures.Daily onsite activities

at the park office, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any

include arts and crafts, sports, playground fun, and

questions, please call (518) 584-9455.

other organized group games.

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Cutting Edge Martial Arts and The Soul Center Cutting Edge Martial Arts A+ AfterSchool and Summer Camp Program is a year-round child care solution that provides a positive, structured environment for children after school and during the day in the summer. During the school year, we pick children up directly from the local elementary and middle schools with our 30 passenger bus and 15 passenger van. We provide an hour lesson each day that starts with our “Mat Chat,” a ten minute character education lesson, followed by a full 50 minute martial arts class. Once our warm-ups and stretching are completed, we split our class into 2 rooms, based on age and rank, so that students get a more individualized lesson. Once class ends at 5 p.m., parents have a 30-40 minute window to pick up their children while children have the opportunity after class to get their homework started. During the summer, children get all the benefits of our A+ Program, but on a grander scale. We offer eight weeks of full day camps (As well as Winter and Spring Break) and have no minimum or maximum number of days per week or number of weeks that a student can attend. Each week of camp, we have a curriculum of character education lessons, fun games, a Recreation Room with Ping Pong, Fooseball,

Air Hockey and more and a one hour martial arts class 4 days a week. We watch a movie in the afternoons twice a week with our high def. projector, have a video game/recreation morning on Fridays and take all our campers on an educational outing on Wednesdays to local museums and a fun and exciting outing every Friday. We also try to find time every couple of weeks to go swimming at the State Park. Our average campsize is 25–40 students, and we have three full time staff working with our campers. Our goal is to provide a family-friendly and fun environment that feels like a home away from home. Our students have fun learning skills that can be used every day of their lives, and we try to provide memories that will last a lifetime. For many, our summer camps are a wonderful introduction to the martial arts. One of our goals from our inception was to create a center for the development of the mind, body and spirit. Our goals have become a reality in 2013 with the start of The Soul Center: A Center for Fitness, Wellness, Sports and Arts under one roof!!! The Soul Center is now home not only to Cutting Edge Martial Arts, but also Slugger’s Den, an indoor baseball training facility, and CAMP: The Capital Area Music Project, a music studio for group music lessons. We will be offering Piano, Voice, Guitar and Percussion to start. For the first time, campers can opt to add baseball and/or music lessons to their camps this summer!!!
 For more information visit www.SaratogaMartial Arts.com and www.SoulCenterSaratoga.com or call (518) 587-5501.

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Saratoga Children’s Theatre For kids who have a passion for performing arts, Saratoga Children’s Theatre summer camp is a dream come true. Saratoga Children’s Theatre offers performance camps for ages 4–18 years. At Saratoga Children’s Theatre we hire dedicated professionals that will enhance your child’s awareness for the arts while enjoying a great summer camp experience. Our NEW RISING STARS camp will be for the 4–6 year old children. These stars-to-be will learn to explore their creativity through music, storytelling, movement, and arts and crafts. Both fun and educational, we have created our Rising Stars program to provide a warm and nurturing environment, giving campers the opportunity to gain a wonderful introduction to the theatrical arts. Camps are one week 9am-12noon Directed by Kristyn Knapp. Rising Stars FEE $120 SCT KIDS Program (7–11 years) will perform Annie KIDS, Aristocats KIDS, Year with Frog and Toad KIDS and Aladdin KIDS Campers will learn all aspects of performance, and will have the opportunity to perform in two shows at the end of open to the public. Campers will perform stage at Clements Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. Camp hours are 9am3pm, this is a one week program. KIDS program Directors will be Karey Trimmings and Joel Shapiro.

JUNIOR FEE Prior to March 1 $450, After March 1 $475 SCT TEEN TROUPE (12–18 years) will be performing at Bernhard Theater, Skidmore College. The TEEN TROUPE will perform 4 shows of Legally Blonde and 4 shows of The Wedding Singer, both shows will be Directed by Michael Lotano, Music Directed by Matt Duclos and Choreographed by Sarah Sutliff. The TEEN TROUPE camps are three weeks, 9am–3pm TEEN TROUP FEE Prior to March 1 $695, After March 1 $745 SCT IDOL CAMP (11–18 years) One week of intense performance experience!! Work on your singing and dancing and get valuable feedback from professional staff and special guests. Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Country, and Classical— all are welcome styles at this camp! Camp day is 9am–3pm, Directed by Michael Lotano IDOL FEE $225 For more information, visit www.saratogachildrens theatre.org or call (518) 580-1782.

KIDS FEE Prior to March 1 $225, After March 1 $250 SCT JUNIOR program (9-13years) will perform Alice in Wonderland Jr. Directed by Michael Lotano, Dear Edwina Jr. Directed by Erika Hebert, and Honk Jr. Directed by June Coryer. Campers will perform stage at Clements Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. Camp hours are 9am-3pm, this is a two week program packed with fun and excitement! saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com

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Registration Begins:

March 4 City Residents March 18 Non City Residents

CAMP SARADAC

at the Recreation Center (518) 587-3550 ext. 2300 www.Saratoga-Springs.org

Camp Saradac, located at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center, is a NYSDOH licensed full day summer camp for children ages 5-12. Our camp offers exciting weekly field trips, creative recreational and educational programs, artsBEGINS: & crafts, weekly swimming, and themed weeks. Camp activiREGISTRATION ties are designed to promote fun and fitness while providing opportunities for campers to grow. - City Residents Located the Saratoga Last season’sMarch favorites:4the Saratoga County Fair, the Fun Spot, Strike Zone,atTri-City Valley Springs Cats andRecreation March 18 Non City Residents of course our weekly visits to the Peerless Pool will all be a part of Center, our 2013 fieldSaradac trip line-up. Check licensed Camp is a NYSDOH our website for a complete schedule of all of our field trips. full day summer camp for children ages 5–12.

Saratoga Springs Recreation Center (518) 587-3550 ext. 2300 www.Saratoga-Springs.org

Saratoga Springs Recreation Center 15 Vanderbilt Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-3550 ext. 2300 RecReservations@saratoga-springs.org • Saratoga Springs Recreaton Center Find us on Facebook at • 15 Springs Vanderbilt Ave., Saratoga Springs Saratoga Recreation Dept. • (518) 587-3550 ext. 2300 Find us on • RecReservation@saratoga-springs.org Facebook!

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Our2013 camp offers Camp weeklyruns fieldMonday trips, creative The Summer recreational and educational programs, arts & through Friday from 8:45am to st crafts, weekly themed weeks. 4:45pm startingswimming, July 1 andand goes th Camp activities are. designed to promote fun through August 16 Parents love the and fitness of while opportunities for convenience ourproviding before and after care program. Children who arefavorites: The campers to grow. Last seasons registered may be dropped at Spot, Strike Saratoga County Fair, Theoff Fun 7:30am and pickValley themCats up asand lateofascourse our Zone, Tri-City 6:00pm. Registration is on a first weekly visits to the Peerless Pool will all be a come, first served basis so please part of our 2013 field trip line-up. Check our don’t wait.forCamp registration formsof all our website a complete schedule are available at www.saratogafield trips. springs.org or can be picked up at the Recreation Center. Camp If youruns have any through The 2013 Summer Monday questions, please call us at 518-587Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. starting July 3550 ext 2300 or email us at 1, and goes through August 16. Parents love

RecReservations@saratoga-springs.org . the convenience of our before and after care See you this summer!!! program. Children who are registered may be dropped off at 7:30 a.m. and then picked up as late as 6:00 p.m. Registration is on a first come, first served basis so please don’t wait. Camp registration forms are available at www.saratoga-springs.org or can be picked up at the Recreation Center. If you have any questions, please call us at 518-587-3550 ext. 2300 or email us at RecReservations@ saratoga-springs.org. See you this summer!

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Saratoga Independent School Anticipation for summer camp at Saratoga

skilled and experienced team is ready to provide an

Independent School is heating up! Conveniently

unforgettable experience for your child.

located on Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs, the Saratoga Independent School is situated on 60

In the half day program, kids will enjoy weekly themed

beautiful acres including sports fields, wooded trails,

activities centered on the environment, games, science

gardens, playgrounds, and a 12,000 square foot

and art. This program is geared for our youngest

modern school building, built in 2004.

campers and is led by caring and talented adults who are a part of our school faculty. Wrap-around care and

Registration for summer programs will begin on

extended day programs will be offered daily.

Monday, February 25. This summer we will be offering our weekly half day program to children aged 4–6

In the full day program, kids will take part in a diverse

and full day program for kids aged 7–12! Our highly

program featuring sports, arts, nature, music and drama. Enrichment classes will also be available during the program day, and extended day coverage is available. Each week will feature a different exciting theme and the daily activities will include community and character building components. Join us this summer at Saratoga Independent School! For more information, please visit www.siskids.org

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North Country Horses Gansevoort, New York

Horses, Horses, Horses! That’s what you get at North Country Horses Summer Horsemanship Camp. go home in the afternoon. Campers will enjoy riding time, in both group and individual lessons. They are introduced to all aspects of horse care and handling,

North Country Horses offers a full day summer camp program for children and young adults 6–16 years of age. Pre and post camp care is available for working parents to ensure that children are in a safe and fun filled environment before and/or after the camp’s regular 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. hours. The focus is on horses from the first feeding in the morning until it’s time to

and will participate in many other horse related activities and crafts. North County Horse Campers need to be prepared to have fun! Our 2013 camp dates are the weeks of July 8–12, July 15–19, July 22–26, July 29–August 2, August 5–9, August 12–16 and August 19–23. Sign up early! Spots are limited and filling quickly. More information is available by emailing NorthCountryHorse@Yahoo.com or calling/texting North Country Horses at (518) 441-5959.

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Children’s Academy Trekking USA

“A Summer Trip Across the United States” Trekking USA is a 10 week curricular program designed to cover American history and geography in a fun and exciting way. Each week will focus on 2 or more states as campers travel across the US and learn cool & interesting facts about them. Activities will be planned based on the unique history and sights of each state. The journey will begin right here in the Northeast and weave its way across the US ending up on the West coast. From making pizzas to having a BBQ then line dancing, kids will have a blast right here at home without the putting in the actual “mileage.” While trekking North to South, East to West campers will explore what makes each state so special. Some of the states covered will be New York, Florida, Texas, North Dakota, California, Alaska and Hawaii. Learning each state’s flag, official flower, and even how to read a map is all part of this fun-filled curriculum. There will be a few local field trips, which are planned and designed to coincide with the theme. So get the kids ready for a luau and don’t be surprised if your little campers come home and ask you to make them some poi!

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The WashingtonSaratoga-WarrenHamilton-Essex BOCES

Gifted and Talented Resource Center has been offering Gifted and Enrichment programs for over 30 years. This summer we will be offering three camping options. 1. Our Culinary Arts Camp, in its 6th year, offers students the opportunity to become Young Chefs and will learn professional cooking techniques and kitchen management. Among the items prepared, will be traditional homemade specialties, as well as international favorites. The course will also focus on sanitation, basic cooking methods, and having fun with food. We also support Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day that came to Saratoga in the summer of 2012. The Culinary Camp is open to students in grades 3–12, with a special week dedicated to students in grades 9–12. The camp is hosted at the F. Donald Myers Education Centers Professional Culinary kitchens. 2. Our Project Chinese Summer Immersion Camps are part of the Language and Cultural Research Center, which focuses on initiatives that increase the language proficiency, language diversity, and cultural awareness of the students in our component districts. Combining the fun of summer camp and

enrichment of language immersion, this component is the culmination of the year’s activities. This unique opportunity is offered in Saratoga Springs for three weeks in July. (New students interested in joining Project Chinese are also invited to explore Chinese language and culture via a summer camp experience.) The camp is offered at two locations, The F. Donald Myers Center and the Ballston Spa High School. 3. Our STEM Academy Summer Camps offer students the opportunity to discover Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. In an effort to help build the regional talent pipeline and increase science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming for students without breaking the bank, districts are utilizing the BOCES STEM Academy to build capacity and develop innovative, project-based STEM courses. This is a hands-on camp that offers a project-based learning activity to fully engage students in STEM programs. Course offerings range from Amazing Robotics, Wildlife Wonders, and Mad Science of the Capital District to Chemistry for Kids. The camp will be offered at two locations F. Donald Myers Center and Maple Avenue Middle School. Check our website for complete details and participating schools. For further details please contact: Kim Wegner, Instructional Support Services: Curriculum & Differentiated Instruction at (518) 581-3580 or email: kwegner@wswheboces. org Visit our website: www.wswheboces.org/ summercamp

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Ndakinna Education Center Summer Youth Camps

Saratoga Clay Arts - Kids&Clay Summer Programs School’s out, summer’s here, time to amp up the fun at Saratoga Clay Arts Center! Summer 2013 brings an exciting series of programs for ages 7-16, taught by professional local artists/teachers and ranging in topics and techniques. All classes are open to all skill levels beginning and up. Pinch pots, slab projects, wheel throwing, glazing, and firing techniques come together to provide each student with exciting new experiences, knowledge of a new skill or enhanced techniques, and their creations to take home to use and share with friends and family. What could be better than playing with clay all summer?! Sixteen week-long summer programs run for 8 weeks, beginning June 25 and concludes on September 1st with each student being invited to participate in our 2nd Annual Kids&Clay Summer Art Exhibition and Ice Cream Social at the center’s Schacht Gallery. Each week brings a different opportunity in clay. Visit SCAC’s website at www. http://saratogaclayarts.org/ kidsandclay/summercamp2013.php for more details on programs, registration dates, fee details, and while you are there, take some time to check out the rest of their site and their Facebook page to view awesome photo albums that offer a glimpse inside SCAC. Sign up this summer for some messy, exhilarating, creative fun!

Ndakinna Education Center, located in Greenfield Center, offers a wide variety of summer camp programs and activities that will provide campers with a greater respect and understanding for the natural world as well as the Northeast’s rich Native American history. Hosted by renowned author and wilderness and survival expert James Bruchac, these programs are ideal for children with a sense of adventure and natural wonder. Summer programs are divided into two groups, children ages 6-8 and older campers ages 9-14. Programs range in duration from one to two weeks, each covering a different skill or activity such as animal tracking, basic wilderness survival skills and shelter building. Native American storytelling and games, adventure challenge courses and nature-based arts and crafts projects will teach campers to have fun in the great outdoors. Each camp program promotes team building, natural awareness, patience and confidence. Ndakinna also offers family camp programs, which allow children and their parents to experience the outdoors together. Family programs can accommodate children of all ages. These programs offer the same skills training and teambuilding activities. To view the finalized calendar of programs and events, visit www.Ndcenter.org.

Win a FREE weeklong class! TEXT “kidsandclay” to 22828 to be automatically entered! for more information, contact Saratoga Clay Arts: Saratoga Clay Arts Center, 167 Hayes Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871 • (518) 581-CLAY (2529) • info@saratogaclayarts.org • www.saratogaclayarts.org.

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Home & Garden: Shopping Bargain Hunting for Your Home The savvy shopper knows there is no reason to pay full price if you don’t have to. Timing is everything when bargain hunting, and with a little patience, most people can find deep discounts on items that might have broken the bank just a few weeks prior. Shopping with coupons often requires clipping the coupon and then trying to match it up with a discounted price being offered by the store to maximize your savings. All of this has to be done prior to the coupon’s expiration date. Many veteran bargain hunters prefer to shop seasonally, instead. This means waiting until stores put items on clearance or run large sales. Knowing the best times to buy certain products can save consumers hundreds or even thousands of dollars over the course of a year. The following is a list of items and the seasons during which those types of items are most likely to be sold at a discount.

Appliances The new models for most appliances arrive in the autumn. Therefore, most retailers are looking to clear out older inventory over the winter. Between October and January, expect to find deep discounts on major appliances. If shoppers can wait to replace an older unit, they will be rewarded with very good prices.

Carpet and Flooring Prior to the holiday season, many homeowners are busy making home improvements so their home is welcoming and pristine for visiting guests. After the holidays end, however, such DIY projects often get placed on the back burner. To boost activity, home improvement stores usually cut prices on carpet and flooring during the month of January.

Furniture Although furniture is usually updated in stores biannually, many furniture retailers also run sales close to major holidays. Independence Day and the rest of July is a popular time for sales.

Boats Although there are those who argue that the best deals are had at area boat shows, others recommend visiting dealerships between January and March to get last year’s models as boat retailers are making room for new inventory.

Garden Tools Although many homeowners still may be cleaning up from winter storms and shoveling snow, those who want to get ready for spring can go shopping for garden tools in March.

Electronics Economists urge consumers to purchase major electronics in the spring, notably April. This is when the Japanese fiscal year ends, and many Japanese companies release new models at this time of year. Therefore, older models might be slashed in price. Those interested in a computer may want to wait until August, when stores cut prices to coincide with back-to-school season. Shoppers interested in televisions should do their shopping in January, when products are discounted prior to the Super Bowl.

Automobiles Consumers interested in purchasing previously owned cars can shop in April. For those who are waiting to purchase a new vehicle, October is the best time to buy because this is when dealerships receive new inventory and are looking to clear out last year’s models.

Summer Seasonal Products Lawnmowers, air conditioners, patio furniture and pool equipment typically go on sale around September and October. Stores are switching over to their fall merchandise and are looking to clear out any remnants of summertime, even if the weather is still quite warm. Some stores do this as early as August, when they are already getting ready to make room for Halloween and Christmas displays.

Swimsuits Swimsuits go on sale in August to make room for fall accessories. Although some people will argue there is never a good time to go bathing suit shopping, if a good price is a requirement, then August is the time to do so.

Weddings It is well-known that the summer months are peak times for weddings—and expensive prices. Budget-conscious couples can consider a November wedding, where costs may be much less and vendors not in much demand. Try to have the wedding prior to the holiday season, when catering halls start booking rooms for Christmas parties.

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47 Things You Didn’t Think to Compost Garden compost can be a garden’s best friend. Compost promotes soil health and enables plants grow to their best ability. Many home gardeners prefer to make their own compost. It is easily achieved with items that normally would be discarded, including many items of which ardent gardeners may be unaware.

Common Compost Materials Items like eggshells, banana peels, apple cores, paper, leaves, and coffee grounds are often included in a home compost pile. These items break down by natural bacteria and produce a rich fertilizer for plants.

Lesser-Known Compost Materials There are many things that can be turned into compost. Here’s a list of common items that can be turned into compost and avoid the landfill. 1. pet hair 2. paper napkins 3. lint 4. pine needles 5. matches 6. chicken manure 7. old herbs 8. sawdust 9. weeds 10. hair clippings 11. tea bags 12. paper towels 13. bird cage cleanings 14. stale bread 15. leather 16. old pasta 17. pea vines 18. grapefruit rinds 19. newspaper 20. tissues 21. cotton swabs with paper sticks 22. dried out bouquets 23. potato chips

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24. yogurt 25. shrimp shells 26. toenail clippings 27. pie crust 28. toothpicks (wood) 29. tossed salad 30. old beer 31. feathers 32. fish bones 33. envelopes 34. cardboard 35. pencil shavings 36. grocery receipts 37. dead insects 38. wool socks 39. pickles 40. dust bunnies 41. toast 42. chocolate cookies 43. oatmeal 44. tofu 45. spoiled wine 46. straw 47. nut shells

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Home & Garden: Fire Pits Adding Warmth to Your Life People have sat around an open fire outdoors for centuries. Not only does fire provide warmth and light, but also it offers a relaxing setting for conversation and socialization. The outdoor fire pit has transformed the concept of backyard entertaining. Homeowners understand how a fire pit can add value to a home and make their yard an inviting place to be on a summer evening or a chilly autumn night. Outdoor fire pits are a relatively new creation, but continue to grow in popularity. Once available strictly through specialty retailers, fire pits can now be found on the shelves of many home improvement and big box stores as well as online. Fire pits can add a lot to a home’s exterior entertaining area. Some fire pit styles and materials will last longer than others. Homeowners should assess their needs and the space available before choosing a fire pit for their home. First, homeowners must decide if they want a permanent or portable fire pit. If you are ready to make an enduring change to your yard and landscape, then a permanent fire pit is the way to go. These can be made of stone or brick and are often very durable. Permanent fire pits can be incorporated into landscape designs to create a professional patio look. They’re also some of the safer

types of fire pits because they cannot be knocked over and the bricks or retaining wall construction provide a barrier around the fire. Portable fire pits are freestanding units that can be moved around the yard on a whim. They also can be loaded into the car and taken to a neighbor’s house or even to the beach. Portable fire pits are less expensive than permanent models, and some homeowners prefer a trial run with a portable pit before deciding to install a permanent structure. Portable fire pits are made of metal and usually coated with a fireproof paint. Over time, exposure to the elements can cause the metal to rust or weaken, something homeowners should consider prior to purchase. Homeowners also must consider a fuel source. Wood is a common fuel source for fire pits. Wood can be inexpensive, especially when gathered from around the yard. However, a wood-burning fire will constantly have to be fed with new branches. If you want to have a roaring fire but don’t want to maintain it, then a gas-fueled fire pit is better. Natural gas fire pits can run off of a portable propane tank (think barbecue tank) or be directly connected to a home’s natural gas supply. Now you can decide on the style. Gas fire pits will give you a greater number of design options, but there are still plenty of choices with wood fire pits. From bowlshaped pits to rectangular-shaped pits to barrel-style pits to chimineas, there are designs to fit most preferences and size constraints. Once you have chosen a fire pit, safety should prevail. Here are some tips to consider. •

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Keep the fire pit away from the home and objects that can burn. Maintain a safe distance from the fire pit at all times. The best place to have the fire pit is on hard stone, cement or tile. Portable fire pits can be placed on patio stones in the lawn. Use a screen to keep embers and sparks from escaping during use.F Keep children a good distance away from the fire pit and always supervise when the pit is in use. Make sure the fire is completely extinguished before going in for the night. Do not use any accelerants to make the fire bigger or light faster. Buy a vinyl cover to protect the fire pit from the elements when not in use.

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Let the Sun Shine In Dirty windows are unsightly, and they can prevent beneficial sunlight from entering a home. Cleaning windows need not be done every week, but it shouldn’t be overlooked completely, either. While it certainly may be a chore to clean windows, there are ways to make the task much more tolerable. Curb appeal can be very important when selling a home. Even a home with a perfectly manicured lawn and the newest roofing and siding can seem unappealing if the windows are dirty. Keeping windows clean requires a good deal of work. For the acrophobics, cleaning second-story windows can test the nerves. Having the right tools on hand and a strategy in place will make the job easier to manage. Cleaning windows won’t necessarily be easy, but the following nine-step process can make the task less difficult and time-consuming. 1. Choose a day when it is overcast so you will not be blinded by the sun while cleaning. This also helps prevent streaking. Begin by gathering what you’ll need to get the task done. Having everything at the ready will enable you to move from one window to the next. Here are the basic supplies you will need: • cleaning solution • cloth, newspaper or squeegee • towel • spray bottle • extension pole to reach high windows • vacuum • ladder or step stool • garden hose 2. Take down and clean drapery or blinds when cleaning the windows. Remove the curtains so you will have an unobstructed surface with which to work. 3. Start with the interior side of the windows, as they are easier to access. Place a towel on the sill to catch any drops so the sill or the floor will stay dry. 4. Spray a lint-free cloth or the window directly with the cleaning solution. The edges and corners of the window tend to accumulate the most grime, so begin by cleaning those areas first. Once they are clean and you will not exchange dirt to the center of the window, work on the middle. Wipe the windows in a horizontal direction to help alleviate dripping. 5. To create a streak-free surface, some people prefer to use a squeegee to drag out any pockets of moisture for more even drying. Be sure to wipe the rub-

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ber strip of the squeegee after each pass on the window. You may choose to buff out any other streaks with newspaper. Vacuum the window sill and frame afterward to catch any dust and debris. Repeat the process for all interior windows. Move outdoors and start off by spraying the window with a garden hose to loosen any of the accumulated grime. Use your cleaning solution to dissolve the rest of the dirt. You may want to let it sit on the window if there is stubborn grime. Repeat the cleaning process used indoors for each window. If exterior second-floor windows are hard to reach, consider using a ladder and extension pole to extend your reach. Upper windows will not be scrutinized as closely as lower windows, so you may have a greater margin for error. If the windows are simply too high up, rely on a professional window cleaner to get the job done rather than risk falls or other injuries.

Here is one recipe you may want to start with. • 1 cup white vinegar • 1½ cups rubbing alcohol • 2 drops of dish soap Pour into a clean and empty spray bottle. Remember: Never mix bleach and ammonia together to create a cleaning solution, as toxic fumes will result.

It may take trial and error to find a solution that works.

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Home & Garden: Entertaining Building Your Outdoor Space Having a great outdoor space enables a person to host parties or intimate gatherings all year long. There are many things homeowners can do to ensure their entertaining space is safe and functional. Here are a few key tips for readying your yard for entertaining possibilities. Expand on these basics to customize an area for your unique needs. • Check the area for any needed repairs. Prior to your first entertaining session, look over the deck or patio to take note of any flaws that may present safety hazards. Are there any loose railings? Are all screws and nails flush so they do not cause tripping? Are there any cracks in concrete or loose patio blocks? Be sure to remedy all of the repairs needed to ensure guests will be safe. If you are unsure of any structural deficits, consult with a contractor. • Hire a reputable contractor. If you are just laying the groundwork for a new patio or deck, it is important to get the necessary permits and then hire a person who has been properly vetted. Check qualifications and

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licensing before hiring a contractor and ask to view a portfolio of his or her previous work. Word-of-mouth recommendations from trusted friends and family members are good, and you can also double-check qualifications by contacting the Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been lodged or use a service such as Angie’s List to read reviews of his or her work. Think about closing in a portion of a deck or patio. The use of a canopy, netting or even greenery to protect an entertaining space can help minimize weather-related damage to outdoor furniture. Netting will keep a good number of biting insects at bay when the weather is warm and humid. Having a bit of concealment also means you can create a private space that isn’t easily viewed by neighbors or passersby. Plan well-defined areas. Just as rooms serve different purposes inside of the home, outdoor areas can be separated according to usage. Establish a sitting nook where guests can gather and talk. Have a bar or serving area where refreshments are made and served. Make sure there is a shaded area for when the sun is too uncomfortable to make sitting outside enjoyable. Similarly, have a sunny area where people can soak up a few rays or dry off after a dip in the spa or pool. Don’t forget to establish a spot for the kids to converge with scaled-down amenities. Consider a fireplace or fire pit. Having a backyard fireplace, pit or chiminea is a conversation-starter, a decorative focal point, and a functional tool to extend the number of seasons in which outdoor entertaining can take place. It should be out of the way of foot traffic, but central enough so that it can be a gathering point. See page 116 for more information on puchasing a fire pit. Invest in quality outdoor furniture. Today’s yards are extensions of a home’s interior. Guests no longer want to sit on uncomfortable metal or plastic furniture. There are many different outdoor sofas and chairs that are as stylish as they are comfortable. These pieces can be matched to the decor inside your home for a cohesive look. Accessorize. Consider the creature comforts of indoors and mimic that outdoors. Don’t shy away from hanging artwork on an exterior wall or using urns or pottery to decorate the space. Weather-resistant materials ensure everything from clocks to televisions can be used outdoors. Think about having an entire set of serving dishes and other entertaining items for the outdoors.

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Top 10 Dream Home Features If you were given a chance to design a dream home, what features would you choose first? Take a look at some of these popular options: 1. Curb appeal. Home exterior, driveway, and landscaping must attract admiring attention. 2. Concrete and natural stone, rather than wood framing and brick. 3. Maximum energy efficient throughout from top to bottom. 4. Solar panels in the roof to generate a personal energy source. 5. A large, designer kitchen with natural stone countertops and futuristic appliances, cabinetry and waterworks. 6. Natural hardwood flooring like Brazilian cherry and sustainable bamboo. 7. A sunroom, a front porch, and a backyard finished patio. 8. Vessel sinks, or freestanding bowls above the bathroom countertop, accompanied by wall-mounted faucets. 9. Bedroom walk out or balcony. 10. Designer bathtubs and walk-in shower with marble tile, a seating bench and rainfall showerhead

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Home & Garden: Curb Appeal Giving Your Home That Polished Look Men and women who have tried to sell a home are likely familiar with the phrase “curb appeal.” Curb appeal is similar to getting ready for a big date, only you’re not dressing yourself up to make a strong first impression. Instead, improving curb appeal involves dressing your home up in the hopes it makes a strong first impression on prospective buyers, many of whom will have a strong opinion about the property before they even get out of their cars to have a look around. A home with strong curb appeal can entice buyers who are likely to believe that a home with a well-maintained exterior is likely to have an equally impressive interior. Homeowners who

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want the process of selling their home to go smoothly can improve the property’s curb appeal in a number of ways, many of which don’t necessitate a substantial home improvement budget. • Clean up. The most effective way to improve curb appeal is to clean up the property. Many homeowners are savvy enough to remove toys and other items from the yard before showing a home, but cleaning up goes beyond removing clutter from the property. Make sure all hedges are trimmed and remove weeds, sticks and other debris from any flower beds. Lay mulch in the flower beds and garden, as mulch prevents weed growth while helping the soil retain moisture, resulting in more attractive gardens to catch a buyer’s eye. • Get an “edge” on other sellers. Edging is another easy and effective way to improve curb appeal. Edge driveways, sidewalks and other walkways around the property, removing or trimming anything that is hanging over the driveway or walkways. If the boundary between your driveway and lawn is not distinct, consider installing edging materials such as stone or bricks. The edging can be level with the driveway or elevated, but keep in mind that elevated driveway edging can protect the lawn, preventing kids from riding their bicycles onto the lawn or cars from driving onto it. Adding edging is not a very difficult do-it-yourself project. • Take to the trees. Many homeowners grow accustomed to overgrown trees around their property and may not notice that low-hanging, unsightly branches are hiding the home from view. Buyers want to see the house,

so take to the trees and trim any branches that hang too low or obscure your home. Clean the gutters. Leaves and sticks hanging from the gutters are a red flag to buyers, who tend to associate clogged gutters with roof damage. Clean the gutters thoroughly before putting your home up for sale and keep them clean throughout the selling process. If your property includes lots of trees, install guards to keep twigs and leaves out of the gutters. Make the home accessible through the front door. Many homeowners enter their home through a side door or through their garage. If you fall into this category, keep in mind that prospective buyers will be entering through the front door, so make this area accessible. Clear any clutter, such as overgrown hedges, away from the front door, and consider upgrading the door handle to a more modern feature. In addition, make sure the lock on the front door doesn’t stick, forcing the realtor and buyers to immediately struggle before entering the home. You want buyers and their real estate agents to get in and out of the home as smoothly as possible. Make sure all plants, including flowers, are living. Dehydrated or dead plants and flowers are eyesores, and they will give buyers the impression that you didn’t pay much attention to your property. Make sure all plants are alive and thriving and replace those that aren’t. You can replant new flowers or plants or just use potted plants instead. When purchasing new plants… choose low-maintenance varieties that appeal to buyers who want good vibrant plants, but might not want to put in much work into the garden. saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com


Let’s Build A Greenhouse Many men and women with a passion for gardening hope to one day have a greenhouse they can call their own. Though greenhouses are a great place for gardeners to hone their crafts, they can also be quite expensive, and there are some things gardeners should consider before building a greenhouse. • Size: A greenhouse can be grandiose or small in stature. The size of a greenhouse depends on the gardener and the amount of property available. Larger greenhouses can be breathtaking, but the homeowner in you might not want a greenhouse to dominate your entire property. In addition, if your planting plans are relatively modest, a bigger greenhouse probably doesn’t make much sense. • Cost: Greenhouses can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Price should not dictate which greenhouse you buy, so if you want a large one but can only afford a small one, then it might

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be best to keep saving money until you can afford one that meets your needs. Use: If you plan to use the greenhouse just during the standard gardening seasons, then you won’t need to heat it. However, most greenhouse owners want to use the greenhouse year-round, in which case you will need to heat the interior. In addition, those who want to keep gardening during the dog days of summer will have to ventilate the greenhouse. Consider the use and the potential cost a year-round greenhouse before making your decision. Location: The greenhouse will need to be in a place on the property that gets lots of sun. Before buying or building a greenhouse, choose an area on the property where plants will thrive. If that area is currently used for something else, ask yourself and those who share the home with you if converting that part of the property to a greenhouse is something they can all live with. You don’t want the greenhouse to be a burden or negatively impact your family’s quality of life.

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Home & Garden: Organization Garage Organization 101 Garages are coveted by homeowners across the country, offering a space to park a car and protect it from the elements. But many people do not park a car in their garage, because they have found their garage has become a home to clutter. Garages tend to become the official catch-all of a home. When an item cannot be crammed into a hiding space elsewhere, it often ends up dumped into the garage, where it joins the long list of other abandoned items. It can be easy to let garages become a wasteland because everything put inside a garage is behind a closed door. That mess can quickly build up, and reclaiming your garage requires energy, time, organization, and a plan. Organizing a garage will take some time. An entire weekend or two consecutive days may be necessary depending on the level of disarray. Taking everything out of the garage and going through the sorting process may take the most time. When sorting, separate any broken items, which can immediately be put at the curb for trash

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pick-up. Examine things that you have not used in some time. If you haven’t missed it, there’s a good chance that you can discard the item or donate it. Create separate piles for donations and trash. Move the items that will be kept into a separate pile. After all of the trash and donations are removed from the premises, then you can look at what is remaining and begin planning out a more organized storage system. There may be things in the “keep” pile that are simply out of place in the garage and may be better stored elsewhere. Think about which items can be moved to a basement or attic because of their infrequency of use, such as holiday decorations, suitcases, and collectibles. You may prefer to move lawn and garden items out of the garage and into a shed in the backyard. After completing the sorting process, look at the garage as a blank space and measure out the room that you have. This will provide an empty canvas as a starting off point. To maximize the amount of space you have as a work area or a place to park your car, invest in as many tools as possible to utilize vertical space. Shelving, hooks and cabinetry will take things off of the floor, while storage units with doors can hide items that lack aesthetic appeal. Rolling tool caddies and cabinets can keep all tools neat and in organized drawers so you’re never hunting and pecking for a tool again. A cabinet that has a lock and key can be utilized for dangerous chemicals that need to be kept out of the hands of children and away from pets. Think about how the garage will appear from the curb when the door is raised and create a design that will be

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functional and neat. Take the opportunity while the garage is empty to give walls and floors a fresh coat of paint and improve the lighting in the garage. A brighter garage makes for a better work station. For those who can use a little extra help, there are professional garage organization companies that can come in and install custom cabinetry and work surfaces. This is an option if you desire a high-end garage. When putting items back into the garage, label where everything is stored until you become accustomed to the new organization. This way you’ll be able to find everything easily.

Did You Know? When people think of outdoor storage, they generally envision garden sheds to house their lawn and garden equipment and tools. However, if space doesn’t allow for a large shed, there is no need to fret because there are other storage possibilities. Consider a garden ottoman or bench, for example. This structure can be built from wood and then painted or covered in padded fabric. Store small items inside the ottoman, turning it into a table or piece for additional seating. Homeowners with a deck can construct lidded deck boxes to store patio cushions or any other outdoor equipment. Utilizing the space under the deck is another idea. Cover the perimeter of the bottom of the deck with lattice and install one piece on a hinge to serve as a door. Store equipment underneath and out of sight. It also will be protected from the elements.

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Home & Garden: Pools & Spas The Dos and Don’ts of Hiring Pool & Spa Contractors

In this day and age, deciding who to hire as your contractor for a new pool or spa can be pretty overwhelming. With so many different companies to choose from, reviews to read and websites to look at, choosing your contractor can get confusing very quickly. Luckily, Mike Giovanone, president and CEO of Concord Pools, has a few helpful tips on how to make the process a little easier. “In today’s electronic world, the consumer can gather a tremendous amount of information in a short time—the downside of that is that electronically, everyone may appear to be on par with each other because they have a website,” Giovanone says. “But a guy could be running his operation out of a truck and you don’t know it because his website appears established—it’s that electronic store front that you want to be careful of.” DO: Investigate the company’s history “The very first thing you need to do is to investigate the history of the company—if you want to know the future, look at the past,” Giovanone says. “It’s very easy to be promised the world on paper, but if you want to know the company you’re dealing with, you want to investigate their history and see how long they’ve been around and what types of awards they’ve won.”

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For example, Concord Pools was recently named one of the top three pool builders in the nation by Pool and Spa News, one of the largest trade publications in the pool industry. “That comes from years of hard work and making mistakes, learning by those mistakes and years of just doing the right thing,” Giovanone says. DO: Talk to previous clients and read customer testimonies “When someone is looking to spend $10,000 or $50,000 on their home, they have to do a thorough investigation on the company they’re about to deal with,” Giovanone says. “Do not depend on printed or electronic propaganda from some 1-800 number guy.” Giovanone adds that one of the highlights of any of his sales pitches is to use technology to his advantage and show potential clients reviews of his work on different review websites. “We’ll look up our ratings on the top three review sites and show them we have an A+ rating or a five-star rating—those are reported by real people and real consumers and people that have Concord pools in their backyards,” Giovanone says. “It also allows them to view other companies that are out there that might not be right upfront with them.” DO: Look for the builder who will give you the best experience, not the best price Giovanone shared a story about a Saratoga Springs resident who had a “difficult” backyard to install a pool in. The resident decided Concord Pools’ bid was too high for their price range and

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instead went with a contractor who offered a much lower price, even though the yard was difficult to build in. “They spent $58,000 on their pool with the original builder,” Giovanone says. “Last year, we rebuilt that pool for $63,000 because it literally fell apart due to the way it was built with the other contractor. When we asked why they chose to go with the lower bid, the resident simply said, ‘We didn’t know the difference.’” “The unfortunate part about pools is that you pay for the part you don’t see—it’s not like a car where you can see the outside and the inside of the engine—with pools, all you see is the finished product and not the integrity of the structure underneath, because it’s all buried. You need a tremendous amount of trust in not only the product, but the experience of the company you’re dealing with.” The ultimate lesson: “When a customer sees a disparity like that in prices, it should be an immediate ‘buyer beware,’” Giovanone says. Giovanone also gave a few warning signs of bad or low-quality contractors: “If a contractor can’t give 10 referrals within a couple of miles of your house, shy away. If they can’t answer questions on their ratings online, shy away,” Giovanone says. “If the builder doesn’t have a physical location and works out of a truck, with all due respect, I would be afraid—a pool is a permanent item so you want a permanent company,” Giovanone

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explains. Giovanone concludes that it’s easy to find a good contractor—you just have to do a little homework to find the right one. “There is no reason in today’s technological marketplace that people can’t make a wise decision—you just need to do a bit of homework and not go by mere words and brochures,” Giovanone says. “Your home is your largest investment in life, and a pool should be an asset—not a liability.”

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Home & Garden: Outdoor Living Tips to Create the Perfect Outdoor Sanctuary Outdoor living spaces have become increasingly popular over the last several years. The home improvement boom has shown many homeowners just how easy it can be to transform a home into a private sanctuary that caters to the personalities of the home’s residents. Outdoor living areas have become an extension of the home’s interior, with many homeowners creating outdoor living rooms and dining areas so they can relax and eat meals outside just as they do indoors. But homeowners thinking of creating outdoor living spaces should consider a few tricks of the trade before beginning their projects. •

Strategically place the space. Property often dictates where the outdoor living space will go, but it helps to keep in mind that the outdoor space is more likely to be used if it’s easily accessible from the inside of the home. For instance, if residents need to walk out the front door to access an outdoor living space in the backyard, then residents might find the area is too inconveniently located and they won’t make the most of the space. Whenever possible, plan the outdoor living space so it’s easily accessible from the home’s interior, preferably from the kitchen so it will be easier to carry meals outdoors when dining outside. Emphasize comfort. Many homeowners look at their outdoor living areas as places to kick their feet up and relax, so comfort should take precedence when plan-

ning the space. Forgo the plastic patio chairs of yesteryear for furniture that’s more sturdy and roomy so you won’t feel cramped or sweaty on warm summer evenings and afternoons. In addition, don’t forget to shade the area. Some homeowners choose to build pergolas, but oftentimes an umbrella or two can do the trick at a fraction of the cost. If the outdoor living area is near trees, they might provide sufficient shade from the often blistering summer sun. But keep a few umbrellas in the garage just in case. Illuminate the area. Summer nights spent relaxing in the outdoor living area make for great memories. But such nights are nearly impossible if the area doesn’t have some lighting. Tiki torches might do the trick for some, while others who want to avoid giving their outdoor area a luau feel might prefer solar-powered accent lights, which won’t require any wiring. If your backyard attracts its fair share of insects, look for insect-repelling lights or lamps. Whatever your preference, don’t forget to have some lighting so those summer evenings spent under the sky don’t have to end when the sun goes down. Keep the design consistent with your home. In addition to providing an outdoor respite from the daily grind, an outdoor living space can also increase a home’s resale value. However, homeowners who have one eye on R&R and the other on resale value should keep the design of their outdoor living space consistent with their home. One of the goals when designing an outdoor living space should be to create a seamless transition from the home’s interior to its exterior. The best way to do that is to keep the designs of both living spaces consistent. Don’t forget the fire pit. A fire pit provides a great focal point for an outdoor living area. Instead of sitting at the dinner table, families and friends can gather around the fire pit and relax with some s’mores and share stories. But even when guests aren’t coming over, a fire pit makes for a great place to relax and let the time go by.

With more and more homeowners transforming their homes into their own private sanctuaries, outdoor living spaces continue to grow in popularity. By employing a few simple tricks of the trade, homeowners can create the outdoor areas of their dreams. Photo provided

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Dining Guide

Saratoga Springs offers dozens of local restaurants and eateries, with enough variety to satisfy even the pickiest eater. Whether it’s tapas, Mexican, continental fare or world famous fried chicken; you’ll find it in Saratoga Springs. In fact, Saratoga Springs ranks second only to San Francisco in restaurants per capita in the entire country. The communities surrounding Saratoga Springs provide even more options in case you want to take a drive.

Asian / Fusion / Chinese Duo Modern Japanese 175 South Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 580-8881 duomodernjapanese.com

Taste of China 103 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs (518) 583-0909

The Chocolate Mill 382 Broadway, Saratoga (518) 871-1210 chocolatemillcafe.com

Bakeries

Country Corner Café 25 Church Street, Saratoga Springs (518) 583-7889 countrycornercafe.net

Osaka Sushi House 3084 Route 50, Wilton (518) 290-7271 osakasushihouse.com

Bread Basket Bakery 65 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs (518) 587-4233 saratogabreadbasket.com

Phila Fusion 54 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs (518) 226-0400 philafusion.com

Mama Mia’s Bakery 185 Ballston Ave, Saratoga Springs (518) 583-2233 mamamiassaratoga.com

Sushi Thai Garden 44-46 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs (518) 580-0900 sushithaigarden.com

Mrs. London’s Bake Shop 464 Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518) 581-1652 mrslondons.com

Hibachi Japanese Restaurant 3310 S Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518) 580-9343 hibachisaratoga.com

Cafés

Lucky Peking Chinese Buffet & Take out 66 Congress Street, Saratoga Springs (518) 584-8371 Sam’s Chinese Restaurant 824 New York 50, Burnt Hills (518) 384-1997

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Bailey’s Café 37 Phila Street #5, Saratoga Springs (518) 583-6060 baileyscafe.com Catherine’s in the Park Seasonal, poolside dining, 11 a.m. to dusk 60 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs (518) 583-4657

The Fortunate Cup 120 West Ave # 302, Saratoga Springs (518) 226-0800 fortunatecup.com Four Seasons Natural Foods 33 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs (518) 584-4670 fourseasonsnaturalfoods.com Hungry Spot Café 480 Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518) 584-9060 hungryspotcafe.com Legends Café 102 Congress Street Saratoga Springs (518) 583-3411 legendscafesaratoga.com Mama Mia’s Pizza & Café 185 Ballston Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 583-7783 mamamiassaratoga.com

Saratoga Coffee Traders 447 Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518) 584-5600 saratogacoffeetraders.com Shirley’s Café 989 Main Street Ballston Lake (518) 877-0507 thejonesvillestore.com Stadium Café 389 Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 226-4437 West Side Stadium Café 112 Congress Street Saratoga Springs (518) 691-0193 SPoT Coffee 55 Railroad Place Saratoga Springs (518) 306-5323 Uncommon Grounds 402 Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 581-0656 uncommongrounds.com Whistling Kettle 24 Front Street, Ballston Spa (518) 884-2664 thewhistlingkettle.com

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Casual Dining / Family Friendly Bayshore Tropic Hut 550 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 584-9494 Brook Tavern 139 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 871-1473 Boca Bistro 384 Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 682-2800 bocabistro.com The Brickyard Tavern 12 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa (518) 884-2570 Circus Café Restaurant 392 Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 583-1106 circuscafe.com Cliff’s Country Inn 57 Route 9P, Malta (518) 584-9791 cliffscountryinn.com Cock ‘n’ Bull 5342 Parkis Mills Road Galway (518) 882-6962 thecocknbull.com DiDonna’s South Shore Restaurant 113 Route 9P, Malta (518) 584-0227 southshoremarinaofsaratoga.com

Lakeside Farms and Cider Mill 336 Schauber Road Ballston Lake (518) 399-8359 lakesidefarmscidermill.com Park Side Eatery 42-44 Phila Street Saratoga Springs (the Old Palmetto Building)

Roma Foods & Market 222 Washington Street Saratoga Springs (518) 587-6004 romafoods.com Russell’s Deli 303 Milton Ave (Route 50) Ballston Spa (518) 885-DELI (1700) russellsdeli.com

Quintessence 2853 Route 9, Malta (518) 580-1212 quintessenceny.com

Spring Street Deli and Pizzeria 132 Spring Street Saratoga Springs (518) 584-0994 springstreetdeli.net

Ripe Tomato 2721 Route 9, Ballston Spa (518) 581-1530 ripetomato.com Scallion’s Restaurant 44 Lake Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 584-0192 scallionssaratoga.com The Great American Grill (inside Hilton Garden Inn) 125 South Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 587-1500 Bentley’s Restaurant 2872 State Route 9 Malta (518) 580-1269 theoriginalbentleys.com Winslow’s 801 Saratoga Road Wilton (518) 584-2489 winslowsofsaratoga.com

Deli

Fifty South Restaurant 2128 Doubleday Avenue Ballston Spa (518) 884-2926 fiftysouth.com

Ben & Bill’s Deli 115 Ballston Avenue (Rt. 50) Saratoga Springs (518) 580-8680

Great Bay Seafood 2149 Doubleday Avenue Ballston Spa (518) 885-0583 greatbayseafood.com

Legends Cafe 102 Congress Street Saratoga Springs (518) 583-3411 legendscafesaratoga.com

Good Times Lakeview Restaurant 175 Lake Road, Ballston Lake (518) 399-9976

Putnam Street Market 435 Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 587-3663 putnammarket.com

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Diners Burnt Hills Café 800 Saratoga Road (Route 50) Burnt Hills (518) 399-7098 Compton’s Restaurant 459 Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 584-9632 Eli’s Broad Street Breakfast 70 Broad Street Schuylerville (518) 695-5169 Malta Diner 2476 Route 9 Malta (518) 899-5099 maltadiner.com Scotty’s Restaurant 215 Ballard Road Gansevoort (518) 584-1444 Triangle Diner 400 Maple Avenue Saratoga Springs 583-6368

The Bears Café 256 Milton Avenue Ballston Spa (518) 885-2848

Fine Dining 51 Front 51 Front Street, Ballston Spa (518) 727-2089 51front.com Jacob & Anthony’s American Grill 38 High Rock Saratoga Springs (518) 871-1600 Lake Ridge 35 Burlington Avenue Round Lake (518) 889-6000 lake-ridge.com Lillian’s Restaurant 408 Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 587-7766 lilliansrestaurant.com Longfellow’s 500 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 587-0108 longfellows.com Maestro’s at the Van Dam 353 Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 580-0312 maestrosatthevandam.com Max London’s Restaurant 466 Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 587-3535 maxlondons.com

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Mouzon House 1 York Street Saratoga Springs (518) 226-0014 mouzonhouse.com

Wine Bar 417 Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 584-8777 thewinebarofsaratoga.com

Little India 60 Court Street Saratoga Springs (518) 583-4151 saratogalittleindiarestaurant.com

Olde Bryan Inn 123 Maple Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 587-2990 oldebryaninn.com

The Wishing Well 745 Saratoga Road Gansevoort (518) 584-7640 wishingwellrestaurant.com

Italian

One Caroline Street Bistro 1 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs (518) 587-2026 onecaroline.com Prime @ Saratoga National 458 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 583-4653 golfsaratoga.com/dining The Inn at Saratoga 231 Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 583-1890 theinnatsaratoga.com Putnam’s Tavern 24 Gideon Putnam Road Saratoga Springs (518) 226-4719 putnamstavern.com Siro’s (Seasonal) 168 Lincoln Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 584-4030 sirosny.com Sperry’s 30 1/2 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs (518) 584-9618 sperrysrestaurant.com The Lodge (Seasonal) One Nelson Avenue Saratoga Springs saratogacasino.com/Dining/ The-Lodge

French Mouzon House 1 York Street Saratoga Springs (518) 226-0014 mouzonhouse.com Chez Pierre Restaurant 979 Rt, 9 Gansevoort (518) 793-3350 (800) 672-0666 chezpierrerestaurant.com Ravenous 21 Phila Street Saratoga Springs (518) 581-0560 ravenouscrepes.com

German Spa Brahaus 200 East High Street Ballston Spa (518) 885-4311

Indian Karavalli Regional Cuisine of India 47 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs (518) 580-1144 karavallilatham.com

Augie’s Restaurant 183 Church Avenue Ballston Spa (518) 884-8600 augiesrestaurant.com Boca Bistro 384 Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 682-2800 bocabistro.com Capriccio Restaurant 26 Henry Street Saratoga Springs (518) 587-9463 capricciosaratoga.com Chianti Il Ristorante 18 Division Street Saratoga Springs (518) 580-0025 chiantiristorante.com Forno Tuscano Bistro 541 Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 581-2401 fornobistro.com Limoncello Ristorante 1 Ballston Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 580-8700 limoncelloristorante.com Mangino’s 149 Route 9P Saratoga Lake (518) 584-5599 manginos.com Nove 707 Saratoga Road, Wilton (518) 583-8877 novesaratoga.com Panza’s Restaurant 510 Route 9P Saratoga Springs Lake (518) 584-6882 panzasrestaurant.com

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Pennell’s Restaurant 284 Jefferson Street Saratoga Springs (518) 583-2423 pennellsrestaurant.com

Wheatfields 440 Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 581-0534 54 Crossing Boulevard Clfton Park (518) 383-4444 wheatfields.com

Mexican Amigo’s Cantina 42 Ferry Street Schuylerville (518) 695-9595 amigoscantina.net Cantina 430 Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 587-5577 cantinasaratoga.com El Mexicano 208 South Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 226-0105 elmexicanorestaurant.com Esperanto 4 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs (518) 587-4236 go2esperanto.com Leon’s Restaurant 135 Crescent Street Saratoga Springs (518) 587-2346 leonsmexicanrestaurant.com Mexican Connection 41 Nelson Ave Saratoga Springs (518) 584-4466 mexconx.com Sunset Café 42 Front Street Ballston Spa (518) 885-8550 sunsetcafe.org

Night Club Dining Fortunes 25 Nelson Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 581-5790 saratogacasino.com/Dining/ Fortunes

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Mine Bar 388 Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 871-1430 theminesaratoga.com

Hearth & Harvest 251 County Route 67 Saratoga Lake (518) 587-1900 harvestandhearth.com

Village Pizzeria 2727 Route 29 Middle Grove (518) 882-9431 villagepizzeria.com

Druther’s 381 Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 306-5275 druthersbrewing.com

Paddock Lounge 6 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs (518) 330-2426

Mama Mia’s Pizza 185 Ballston Ave Saratoga Springs (518) 583-8377 mamamiassaratoga.com

West Avenue Pizza 99 West Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 581-9999 westavepizzeria.com

Gaffney’s 16 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs (518) 587-7359 gaffneysrestaurant.com

Marino’s Pizza 46 West Circular Street Saratoga Springs (518) 584-3030

Pub / Tavern

Horseshoe Inn 1 Gridley Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 587-4909 thehorseshoeinn.com

Saratoga City Tavern 19 & 21 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs (518) 581-3230 saratogacitytavern.com

Pizza Amore Pizza 119 Clinton Street Saratoga Springs (518) 584-3840 265 Main Street, Corinth (518) 654-9991 amoreitalypizza.com D’Andrea’s Pizza 33 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs (518) 584-3632 dandreaspizza.com

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Pizza Nook 2639 Route 9 Ballston Spa (518) 580-8808 Pizza Works 88 Henry Street Saratoga Springs (518) 584-6650 pizzaworks.org Pope’s Pizza 232 Washington Street Saratoga Springs (518) 587-1643

Almost Saratoga 2839 Route 9 Ballston Spa (518) 587-0048 Bentley’s Tavern 3 Hemphill Place Ballston Spa (518) 899-4300 myfavoritetaverns.com Dango’s 38 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs (518) 587-2022

Irish Times 14 Phila Street Saratoga Springs (518) 583-0003 irishtimessaratoga.com Merry Monk 84 Henry Street Saratoga Springs (518) 584-6665

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Parting Glass 40-42 Lake Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 583-1916 partingglasspub.com Publik House Pub Routes 9 & 9P Ballston Spa (518) 587-7479 publikhouse.net Putnam Den 63-A Putnam Saratoga Springs (518) 584-8066 putnamden.com Seven Horse Pub 43 Phila Street Saratoga Springs (518) 581-0777 sevenhorsepub.com The Factory Eatery 20 Prospect Street Ballston Spa (518) 885-0500 thefactoryeatery.com

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The Local Pub and Teahouse 142 Grand Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 587-7256 thelocalpubandteahouse.com The Mill on Round Lake 2121 Route 9 Round Lake (518) 899-5253 myfavoritetaverns.com Alcove Marina & Pub 886 Route 4 South, Schuylerville (518) 365-5144 Salty’s Pub & Bistro 215A Guideboard Road, Clifton Park (518) 371-1120 saltyspub.com

Southern / BBQ Hattie’s Chicken Shack 45 Phila Street, Saratoga (518) 584-4790 3057 Route 50 Wilton Plaza, Saratoga (518) 226-0000 hattiesrestaurant.com Mr. Ed’s Memphis Smokehouse 588 Lake Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 581-8633 mredsmemphissmokehouse.com PJ’s BAR-B-QSA 1 Kaydeross Avenue West Saratoga Springs (518) 583-2445 pjsbarbq.com

Sports Bar Bookmakers at Holiday Inn 232 Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 584-4550

Bullpen Tavern 9-11 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs (518) 583-9400 D-Line Pub 15 Prospect Street Ballston Spa (518) 885-6861 Peabody’s Sports Bar & Grille 39 Phila Street Saratoga Springs (518) 583-4214 Stadium Café 389 Broadwa\y Saratoga Springs (518) 226-4437 thestadiumcafe.com Starting Gate Bar & Grill 12 Ballston Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 584-8834 West Side Stadium 112 Congress Street Saratoga Springs (518) 691-0193 thestadiumcafe.com

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Recreation

Amusements/Attractions Adventure Racing 1079 State Route 9 Queensbury (518) 798-7860 lakegeorgegocarts.com

The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom Route 9 Lake George (518) 792-3500 sixflags.com Water Slide World 2136 Route 9 Lake George (518) 668-4407 waterslideworld.net

Eagle Mills Cider Co. & Family Fun Center 383 County Hwy 138 Broadalbin (518) 883-8700 eaglemillsfun.com

Agricultural, Animal, Zoos

Hoffman’s Playland 608 New Loudon Road Latham (518) 785-3842 hoffmansplayland.com

Adirondack Animal Land 3554 State Highway 30 Gloversville (518) 883-5748 adirondackanimalland.com

Ndakinna Education Center 23 Middle Grove Road Greenfield Center (518) 583-9958 ndakinnacenter.org

Ashville Game Farm & Exotic Zoo 468 Licksprings Road Greenwich (518) 695-4337 ashvillezoo.com

Outerzone 82 Congress St. Plaza Saratoga Springs (518) 587-8243 outerzonesaratoga.com Saratoga Horse and Carriage P.O. Box 5184 Saratoga Springs (518) 686-3134 saratogahorseandcarriage.com Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark 89 Six Flags Drive Queensbury (518) 824-6060 sixflagsgreatescapelodge.com The Fun Spot 1035 U.S. Route 9 Queensbury (518) 792-8989 thefunspot.net

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Bacon Hill Farm Tours Tour begins at Wall St., Schuylerville (518) 885-8995 saratoga.org Saratoga Area Farm Tours (518) 885-8995 cceaed.org/farmdirectory.php

Pick Your Own Fruit Hicks Orchard 18 Hicks Road Granville (518) 642-1788 hicksorchard.com Mourningkill Farm Stand & Bake Shop 310 Charlton Road Ballston Spa (518) 885-6166

Saratoga Apple 1174 Route 29 Schuylerville (518) 695-3131 saratogaapple.com

Freeman’s Bridge Sports 38 Freeman’s Bridge Road Scotia (518) 382-0593 freemansbridgesports.com

Smith Orchard & Bake Shop 4561 Jockey St, Charlton (518) 882-6598 Smithorchardbakeshop.com

Rick’s Bike Shop 368 Ridge Road Queensbury (518) 793-8986 ricksbikeshop.com

Winney’s Farm Pick Your Own Berries 113 Winney Dr., Schuylerville (518) 695-5547

Bath Houses Crystal Spa 120 S. Broadway Saratoga Springs (518) 584-2556 thecrystalspa.net Roosevelt Baths and Spa 24 Gideon Putnam Road Saratoga Springs (518) 226-4790 RooseveltBathsAndSpa.com

Batting Cages Clifton Park Golf 1759 Route 9, Clifton Park (518) 371-3112 cliftonparkgolf.com Extra Innings One McCrea Hill Road Ballston Spa (518) 885-1100 ExtraInnings-Saratoga.com

Bike Rentals Blue Sky Bicycles 71 Church Street Saratoga Springs (518) 583-0600 blueskybicycles.com

Boating … Cruising Champlain Canal Tour Boats, LLC Canal House End of Towpath Schuylerville (518) 695-5609 champlaincanaltours.com Edinburg Marina & Powersports 140 North Shore Road Edinburg (518) 863-8398 edinburgmarina.com Fish Creek Marina 251 Staffords Bridge Road Saratoga Springs (518) 584-1901 fishcreekmarina.com Hudson River Spier Falls Road Moreau (854) 401-2699 boatingonthehudson.com Kayaderosseras Creek Canoe and Kayak Trail saratogaplan.org/trail_ Kayaderosseras.html Lake George Shoreline Cruises 2 Kurosaka Lane, Lake George (518) 668-4644 lakegeorgeshoreline.com

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Lake George Steamboat Co., Inc. 57 Beach Road Lake George (800) 553-2628 or (518) 668-5777 lakegeorgesteamboat.com Lake Lonely Boat Livery 378 Crescent Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 587-1721 Lakes to Locks (518) 597-9660 lakestolocks.com Majestic Mountain Marina 2335 N. Shore Road Hadley (518) 696-3727 majesticmountainmarina.com Point Breeze Marina 1459 Route 9P Saratoga Springs (518) 587-3397 pointbreezemarina.com Sacandaga Outdoor Center 1 White Water Way, Hadley (518) 696-RAFT 4soc.com Saratoga Boat Works 549 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 584-2628 saratogaboatworks.com

Saratoga Rowing Association 543 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 587-6697 saratogarowing.com

Hometown Lanes 994 Hudson River Road Mechanicville (518) 664-0952 Hometownlanes.com

Schuyler Yacht Basin & RV Park 1 Ferry St., Route 29 Schuylerville (518) 695-3193 schuyleryachtbasin.com

Saratoga Strike Zone 32 Ballston Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 584-6460 saratogastrikezone.com

South Shore Marina 113 Route 9PMalta (518) 584-9125 southshoremarinaofsaratoga.com State Boat Launch Rte. 9P Saratoga Lake (518) 584-2000 nysparks.state.ny.us/parks For More Information: adksportsfitness.com saratogaplan.org johnnymilleradventures.com

Bowling Ballston Spa Tippy Bowl 24 Washington Street Ballston Spa (518) 884-9429 Tippybowl.com

Spare Time Clifton Park 1668 Route 9 Clifton Park (518) 371-4000 Sparetimecliftonpark.com Spare Time Family Fun Center 166 Saratoga Avenue, South Glens Falls (518) 793-9606 sparetimesouthglensfalls.com

Altamont Fairgrounds 129 Grand Street, Altamont (518) 862-0128 altamontfair.com Saratoga County Fairgrounds 162 Prospect Street Ballston Spa (518) 885-9701 saratogacountyfair.org Schaghticoke Fair 69 Stillwater Bridge Road Schaghticoke (518) 753-4411 schaghticokefair.com Washington County Fair Route 29, Greenwich (518) 692-2464 washingtoncountyfair.com

Camping

Flying / Soaring

Reserve America 40 South Street, Ballston Spa 1-877-554-CAMP reserveamerica.com

Adirondack Soaring Club 3654 Galway Road Ballston Spa (518) 693-6849 adirondacksoaring.com

Adirondack Adventure Resorts 265 Brigham Road Greenfield Center (518) 893-0537 adirondackadventureresorts.com Alpine Lake RV Resort 78 Heath Road Corinth (518) 654-6260 alpinelakervresort.com Autumn Moon Campgrounds 7165 Kilmer Road Middle Grove (518) 882-1858 Autumnmooncampground.com River Road Campgrounds 5254 P, Route 9N Corinth (518) 654-6630 theriverroad.com Rustic Barn Campground 4748 Route 9N Corinth (518) 654-6588 Rusticbarncampground.com Saratoga RV Park 4894 Route 50 Gansevoort (518) 798-1913 saratogarv.com Whispering Pines Campsites & RV Park 550 Sand Hill Road Greenfield Center (518) 893-0416 saratogacamping.com

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Fairgrounds

Richmor Aviation Flight School 19 Airport, Scotia (518) 399-8171 richmorflightschool.com

Hiking John Boyd Thacher State Park 1 Hailes Cave Road Voorheesville (518) 872-1237 nysparks.com Railroad Run Downtown Saratoga Springs saratogaplan.org/trail_railroad. html Saratoga National Golf Club Trail East of Exit 14 saratogaplan.org/trail_golfclub.html Shenantaha Creek Park East Line Road, Malta malta-town.org For more information: saratogaplan.org, saratoga.org, capitalsaratoga.com, adk-gfs.org, johnnymilleradventures.com

Historical Sites Bennington Battlefield North Side of Route 67, Walloomsac (518) 686-7109 nysparks.state.ny.us/historic-sites Bennington Monument 15 Monument Circle Bennington, VT 05201 (802) 447-0550 nysparks.state.ny.us

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Champlain Canal Byway (518) 235-8282 (518) 664-9821 x224 Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration 48 Canada Street Lake George (518) 668-5471 fwhmuseum.com General Philip Schuyler House 648 Route 32 Victory (518) 664-9821,ext. 224 nps.gov/sara Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery 200 Duell Road Schuylerville (518) 581-9128 cem.va.gov Grant Cottage 1000 Mt. McGregor Road Gansevoort (518) 587-8277 grantcottage.org Greenridge Cemetery, 1844 Brochures at The Visitor Center, Lincoln Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 587-3241 Saratoga Monument Burgoyne St., Schuylerville (518) 664-9821, ext. 224 nps.gov/sara Saratoga National Historical Park (The Battlefield) 648 Route 32, Stillwater (518) 664-9821, ext. 224 battle1777.saratoga.org Stark’s Knob Off Route 4 Schuylerville nysm.nysed.gov1services/starks Stillwater Blockhouse Routes 4 & 32, Stillwater (518) 664-1847 The Automobile Museum 110 Avenue of the Pines Saratoga Springs (518) 587-1935 saratogaautomuseum.org The Gardens at Yaddo Union Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 584-0746 yaddo.org The Gideon Putnam Burying Ground, 1812 South Franklin Street Saratoga Springs (518) 587-3241

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The Saratoga Springs History Museum Congress Park, Downtown, Saratoga Springs (518) 584-6920 saratogaspringshistorymuseum.org The Saratoga Springs Visitor Center and Heritage Area 297 Broadway at Congress Street Saratoga Springs (518) 587-3241 saratogaspringsvisitorcenter.com USS Slater 141 Broadway, Albany (518) 431-1943 ussslater.org

Horseback Riding Bennett’s Riding Stable 91 Gage Hill Road Lake Luzerne (518) 696-4444 Visitlakegeorge.com Muddy Acres Farm 95 Middle Grove Road Middle Grove (518) 581-0264 muddyacresfarm.com North Country Horses 394 Jewell Road, Ganesvoort (518) 441-5959 Schauber Stables 428 Schauber Road Ballston Lake (518) 399-2484 Schauberstables.com Saddle Up Stables 3513 Lake Shore Drive Lake George (518) 668-4801, ridingstables.com

Hot Air Balloon Rides Adirondack Balloon Flights PO Box 65, Glens Falls (518) 793-6342 adkballoonflights.com SunKiss Ballooning 78 Knight Street, Glens Falls (518) 796-0373 Sunkissballooning.com Windrifter Ballooning 4 Hemlock Lane, Glenville (518) 399-6883 windrifterballooning.com

Ice Skating Clifton Park Ice Arena 16 Clifton Common Blvd. Clifton Park (518) 383-5440 Crandall Park Upper Glen Street Rt. 9 Glens Falls (518) 761-3813

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Glens Falls Civic Center 1 Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls (518) 798-0366

Golf World 29 West 69 N Milton Rd, Saratoga Springs (518) 580-1473

Saratoga Springs Ice Rink 30 Weibel Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 583-3462

Motor Sports

Adirondack Museum Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake (518) 352-7311, adkmuseum.org

Albany Saratoga Speedway 2671 Route 9, Malta (518) 587-0220 Albany-saratogaspeedway.com

Albany Institute of History & Art 125 Washington Avenue, Albany (518) 463-4478 albanyinstitute.org

Fonda Speedway Montgomery County Fairground (518) 382-3115 fondaspeedway.com

Bennington Museum 75 Main St. Bennington, VT (802) 447-1571 benningtonmuseum.com

Lebanon Valley Speedway 1746, US Route 20, West Lebanon (518) 794-9606 lebanonvalley.com

Chapman Historical Museum 348 Glen St., Glens Falls (518) 793-2826 chapmanmuseum.org

Movie Theaters

Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady (518) 382-7890 schenectadymuseum.org

Mazes Ellms Family Farm 468 Charlton Road Ballston Spa (518) 884-8168 ellmsfarms.com Liberty Ridge Farm 29 Beavis Road Schaghticoke (518) 664-1515 libertyridgefarmny.com Schuyler Farms 1124 Route 29, Schuylerville (518) 695-5308 schuylerfarms.com

Miniature Golf & Driving Ranges CV Golf 942 Murray Road Middle Grove (518) 421-1798 / (518) 587-6322 cvgolf.biz Clifton Park Golf 1759 Route 9, Clifton Park (518) 371-3112 Cliftonparkgolf.com Exit 17 Range & Mini Golf Route 9., Gansevoort (518) 745-8415 Lumberjack Pass 1511 Route 9, Lake George (518) 793-7141 lumberjackminigolf.com Mill Creek Miniature Golf 1 Trieble Avenue, Saratoga Springs (518) 885-PUTT (7888) Saratoga Mini Golf 3071 Route 50, Saratoga Springs (518) 581-0852

Glen Drive-In 983 Route 9, Queensbury (518) 792-0023 glendriveintheater.com Malta Twin Drive-In Route 9, Malta (518) 587-6077 maltadrivein.com Ozoner 29 Twin Drive-In 837 Route 29 West, Broadalbin (518) 883-5735 elranchoandozoner29.tripod.com Saratoga Film Forum 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs (518) 584-3456 saratogafilmforum.org Skidmore College 815 No. Broadway, S (518) 580-5000 Cms.skidmore.edu Clifton Park Center Cinema 10 22 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park (518) 371-6186 regmovies.com Wilton Cinema 8 3065 Route 50, Wilton (518) 587-0436, regmovies.com

Out of Area Museums

National Baseball Hall of Fame 25 Main St., Cooperstown (518) 425-5633 baseballhalloffame.org

Wilton’s Community Day Parkfest July 13, 2013, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. GavinPark 10 Lewis Dr. Saratoga Springs wiltonparkfest.com

Performing Arts Adirondack Theater Festival 50 Elm St., Glens Falls (518) 798-7479 Atfestival.org Capital Repertory Theatre 111 North Pearl St., Albany (518) 445-SHOW (7469) capitalrep.org Charles R. Wood Theater 207 Glen Street, Glens Falls (518) 798-9663 woodtheater.org Fort Salem Theatre 11 East Broadway, Salem (518) 854-9200 fortsalemtheater.com

New York State Museum Empire State Plaza 222 Madison Avenue, Albany (518) 474-5877 nysm.nysed.gov

Home Made Theater, Inc. 19 Roosevelt Dr., Saratoga Springs (518) 587-4427 homemadetheater.org

Shelburne Museum 6000 Shelburne Road Shelburne, VT (802) 985-3346 shelburnemuseum.org

Lake George Dinner Theatre 2223 Canada St., Route 9 Lake George (518) 668-5762, ext. 411 lakegeorgedinnertheatre.com

The Children’s Museum of Science & Technology 250 Jordan Road, Troy (518) 235-2120, cmost.org

Opera Saratoga 19 Roosevelt Dr., Saratoga Springs (518) 584-6018 Operasaratoga.org

Natural Attractions

Palace Theater 19 Clinton Avenue Albany (518) 465-3335, ext. 103 palacealbany.com

Howe Caverns 255 Discovery Drive, Howes Cave (518) 296-8900 howecaverns.com Natural Stone Bridge & Caves 535 Stone Bridge Road Pottersville (518) 494-2283 stonebridgeandcaves.com

Paint Ball Agape Farms Paintball Field 4839 Route 9N, Corinth (518) 654-7341 agape-farm.com

Regattas Saratoga Rowing Association 543 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 587-6697 saratogarowing.com/sraregattas

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SBA Showcase of Homes Sept. 21 & 22, 28 & 29 and Oct. 5 & 6, 2013 Saratogashowcaseofhomes.com

Proctor’s Theatre 432 State Street, Schenectady (518) 346-6204 proctors.org Saratoga Performing Arts Center 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs (518) 587-3330 spac.org Saratoga Shakespeare Company, Inc P.O. Box 5059, Saratoga Springs (518) 209-5514 saratogashakespeare.com Schuylerville Community Theater PO Box 143, Schuylerville (518) 695-5480 scttheater.org

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Tanglewood 297 West St., Lenox, MA (413) 637-1600 Tanglewood.org Times Union Center 51 South Pearl Street Albany (518) 487-2000 timesunioncenter-albany.com Universal Preservation Hall 25 Washington Street Saratoga Springs (518) 584-2627 Universalpreservationhall.org

Recreation Center 15 Vanderbilt Ave Saratoga Springs (518) 587-3550, ext. 2300 Recreation Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. & Sun. Sat. 8 a.m.8 p.m. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free to city residents with ID, 2 lane walking track, gymnasium, volley ball, racquetball, wally ball, squash courts and basketball courts. Game room with video games, a pool table and ping pong

Rodeo Double M Rodeo & Western Store 678 Route 67 Ballston Spa (518) 885-9543 doublemwestern.com Painted Pony Championship Rodeo 703 Howe Road, Lake Luzerne (518) 696-2421 paintedponyrodeo.com

Skydiving Saratoga Skydiving Adventure 288 Brownville Road, Gansevoort (518) 895-8140 Skydivesaratoga.com

Sports Entertainment Minor League Baseball minorleaguebaseball.com Houston Astros Affiliate Tri-City Valley Cats (866) 644-2687 Times Union Center 51 South Pearl St. Albany (518) 487-2000 timesunioncenter-albany.com

Swimming Victoria Pool / Peerless Pool at the Saratoga Spa State Park (518) 584-2003 - Victoria Pool (518) 584-2009 - Peerless Pool 3 Roosevelt Court Saratoga Springs nysparks.state.ny.us

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Saratoga Regional YMCA 290 West Ave./PO Box 4610, Saratoga Springs (518) 583-9622 saratogaregionalymca.org

Tennis / Racquet Ball East Side Recreation Field Lake Avenue Saratoga Springs (518) 598-9131 Greenfield Town Park 430 Middle Grove Road Middle Grove, Town of Greenfield (518) 893-7432 Malta Community Park Plains Road, Malta (518) 899-7460 Shenantaha Creek Park Solo Truck Road, Malta, NY Malta-town.org Saratoga Regional YMCA 20 Old Gick Road, Wilton (518) 587-3000 saratogaregionalymca.org

Train Tours Amtrak’s Adirondack Amtrak.com Saratoga & Northcreek Railway 26 Station Lane, Saratoga Springs (877) 726-7245, sncrr.com Upper Hudson River Railroad 3 Railroad Place, Box 424, North Creek (877) 726-7245, uhrr.com

White Water Rafting / Tubing Adirondack River Outfitters (800) 525-RAFT (7238) aroadventures.com Battenkill River Sports & Campground 937 Route 313, Cambridge (518) 677-8868, brsac.com Beaverbrook Outfitters PO Box 96, Weavertown (888) 454-8433, Beaverbrook.net Hudson River Rafting 1 Main St., North Creek, (800) 888-RAFT hudsonriverrafting.com Sacandaga Outdoor Center 1 Whitewater Way, Hadley (518) 696-RAFT, 4soc.com Tubby Tubes Co. 1289 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne (518) 696-7222 Tubbytubestubing.com

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Directory of

Civic Organizations Education Association for the Cooperative Advancement of Science and Education (ACASE) 110 Spring St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 583-4645 acase.org Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County 50 W. High Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020 (518) 885-8995, ccesaratoga.org Literacy NENY 110 Spring St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 226-0040, literacynycap.org

Environment Adirondack Mountain Club 814 Goggins Rd. Lake George, NY 12845 (518) 668-4447, adk.org American Farmland Trust 112 Spring St., Suite 207 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 664-5718 Farmland.org Saratoga Lake Association PO Box 2152 Ballston Spa, NY 12020 (518) 584-0588, (518) 664-5718 saratogalake.org Bikeatoga bikeatoga.org, info@bikeatoga.org Saratoga P.L.A.N. (Preserving Land And Nature) 112 Spring St., Room 202 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-5554, saratogaplan.org

U.S. EPA Hudson River Field Office 421 Lower Main St. Hudson Falls, NY12839 (518) 747-4389 epa.gov/Hudson

Saratoga County Children’s Committee PO Box 1254 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 448-5120 www.saratoga.org/sccc

Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park 80 Scout Road Gansevoort, NY 12831 (518) 450-0321 wiltonpreserve.org

Saratoga Partnership for Prevention 125 High Rock Ave, Suite 200 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 581-1230, preventioncouncil.org

Family Ballston Area Community Center 20 Malta Ave., Ballston Spa, NY 12020 (518) 885-3261 ballstonareacc.org CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services 5 Municipal Plaza Suite 3 Clifton Park, NY 12065 (518) 371-1185 captainyfs.com Head Start Family Education Program of Saratoga County 40 New St. PO Box 5120 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-3158, ext. 44 info@saratogaeoc.org Mediation Matters, serving Saratoga, Warren & Washington Counties 480 Broadway, LL-32 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-6361 mediationmatters.org Parents Without Partners Southern Saratoga Chapter#796 PO Box 862 Clifton Park, NY 12065 (518) 587-5912 parentswithoutpartners.org

Sustainable Saratoga Task Force sustainablesaratoga.ning.com

Prospect Child & Family Center 133 Aviation Rd., Queensbury, NY 12804 518) 798-0170 prospectcenter.com

Northeast Mobile Search & Rescue PO Box 1428 Clifton Park, NY 12065 (518) 505-3733 nemsar.org

Saratoga Center for The Family 359 Ballston Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-8008 saratogacff.org

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Fraternal / Service Organizations American Legion Post #70 34 West Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-0236 Post70.saratogalegion.org American Legion Post #278 6 Clancy St., Schuylerville, NY 12871 saratogalegion.org/post278 Ballston Spa Elks, Lodge # 2619 10 Hamilton St. Ballston Spa, NY 12020 (518) 885-1149 elks.org Ballston Spa Lions Club PO Box 242 Ballston Spa, NY 12020 ballstonspalionsclub.org Free & Accepted Masons 687 N Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 583-3607 Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs Scholarship Fund PO Box 1307 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-6063 saratogaspringsrotary.com Saratoga Springs Jaycees PO Box 235 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 528-1787, saratogajaycees.org Saratoga Knights of Columbus 50 Pine Road Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-8547 saratogakofc.org

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Saratoga Springs Kiwanis Wilton Kiwanis, kiwanis.org Saratoga Springs Lions Club and Lions Foundation PO Box 166, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 212-7752, saratogalions.com Saratoga - Wilton Lodge B.P.O.E. Ladies Auxiliary # 161 1 Elks Lane, PO Box 3111 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-2585 saratogawiltonelks161.org Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 1 Elks Lane, P.O. Box 3111 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-2585 saratogawiltonelks161.org Soroptimist International of Saratoga County PO Box 1074 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 soroptimistsaratoga.org Thoroughbred Toastmasters (518) 584-4129, toastmasters.org U.S. Submarine Veterans 425 E. Campbell Rd. Schenectady, NY 12303 (518) 355-2119 albanysaratogasubvets.com subvetjim@gmail.com Wilton Rotary PO Box 2098, Wilton, NY 12831 (518) 469-6562, www.wiltonrotary.com

Political & Civic Organizations Coltivare Development Counsel 91 Fifth Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 526-5272 jyepsen@nycap.rr.com League of Women Voters of Saratoga County PO Box 1029 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 728-0237 info@lwvsaratoga.org, lwvsaratoga.org Rebuilding Together - Saratoga 267 Ballard Rd. Suite 4 Wilton, NY 12831 (518) 587-3315 rebuildingtogethersaratoga.com Saratoga Foundation for saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com

Women Worldwide, Inc. 480 Broadway, Box 4646 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 583-4990, saratogafoundation.org

General Philip Schuyler House Rt. 4, Schuylerville (518) 664-9821 villageofschuylerville.org

Saratoga NOW (National Organization for Women) PO Box 122, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 jburns14@nycap.rr.com, nownys.org

Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County PO Box 270 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-2978 saratoganygenweb.com

Saratoga Reads! c/o Skidmore College, PO Box 2481 Saratoga Springs NY 12866 (518) 580-8008, saratogareads.org Southwest Neighborhood Association PO Box 4783 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 info@SSwna.org, SSWNA.org Turning Point at Olde Saratoga Rotary Club 176 Broad St., Schuylerville, NY 12871 (518) 365-5000, canolie@bonacio.com West Side Neighborhood Association PO Box 3166, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, (518) 587-4423 Workforce Housing Partnership of Saratoga County c/o Saratoga County EOC 40 New St. PO Box 5120 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-3158, saratoga.com

Preservation & Historical Bemis Heights Society of the National Society of Children of the American Revolution (518) 587-9562 rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nybhccar/ Daughters of the American Revolution—Saratoga Chapter (518) 584-3468 rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyscdar Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (518) 674-5638 www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flfhs/ Friends of Saratoga Battlefield PO Box 3310, Saratoga Springs NY, 12866, friendsosb.com

Land Trust Accreditation Commission 36 Phila Street, Suite 2 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-3143 landtrustaccreditation.org Land Trust Alliance - Northeast Office 112 Spring St. Ste. 205 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-0774 lta.org Old Saratoga Historical Association 501 Rt. 325, Schuylerville, NY 12871 (518) 584-4129 Saratoga Gerald B.H. Solomon National Cemetery 200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville, NY 12871 (518) 581-9128 Saratoga Monument and The Saratoga National Historical Park (The Battlefield) 648 Route 32, Stillwater, NY 12170 (518) 664-9821 nps.gov/sara Saratoga Springs Universal Preservation Hall 25 Washington Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-2627 universalpreservationhall.org Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation PO Box 442, 112 Spring St., Ste. 203 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-5030, saratogapreservation.org Yaddo Garden Association (518) 584-0746 P.O. Box 395, Union Ave Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 www.yaddo.org

Friends of Ulysses S. Grant Cottage PO Box 2294 Wilton, NY 12831 (518) 584-4353, grantcottage.org Welcome Home 2013  |  141


Charitable Organizations After the Fire PO Box 4188 Halfmoon, NY 12065 (518) 435-4571 afterthefire.org

Franklin Community Center, Inc. 10 Franklin St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-9826 franklincommunitycenter.org

The Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention Council of Saratoga County
 125 High Rock Avenue, Suite 200
 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 581-1230 www.preventioncouncil.org

The Giving Circle, Inc. P.O. Box 3162 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 226-0104 thegivingcircle.org

American Red Cross, Adirondack Saratoga 74 Warren St. Glens Falls, NY 12801 (518) 792-6545 redcrossadirondacksaratoga.org Bridging People & Places PO Box 53 Schuylerville, NY 12871 www.bridgingpeople.org. Catholic Charities-Saratoga, Warren, Washington Counties 142 Regent St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-5000 Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court McLaughlin # 42 cda-nys.org Dake Foundation for Children 270 W. Circular St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 226-0252 dakefoundation.org Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch 97 Hidden Valley Rd. Lake Luzerne, NY 12846 (518) 696-5921 (518) 696-5676 doublehranch.org

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Make-A-Wish Foundation of NENY 1 Mustang Drive, Cohoes, NY 12047 (518) 782-HOPE (4673) northeast-ny.wish.org March of Dimes BDF 80 Wolf Rd., Ste. 106 Albany, NY 12205 (518) 453-0474 marchofdimes.com Operation Adopt A Soldier 4281 Route 50 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 232-4526 Operationadoptasoldier.org Parents Without Partners Inc., Chapter 796 Single Parents of the Capital District Meetup Group PO Box 862 Clifton Park, NY 12065 (518) 348-2062 www.meetup.com/PWP796 Project Lift 10 Franklin St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-9826 franklincommunitycenter.org Rebuilding Together Saratoga County 267 Ballard Rd., Suite 4 Wilton, NY 12831 (518) 587-3315 www.rtsaratoga.org

The Salvation Army PO Box 652 (518) 584-1640 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Saratoga Care Foundation 211 Church St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 583-8340 saratogacarefoundation.org Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. 40 New St., P.O. Box 5120 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-3158 saratogaeoc.org Capital Job Development Group P.O. Box 614 Saratoga Springs, 12866 www.saratogajobfair.org Saratoga Bridges 16 Saratoga Bridges Blvd. Ballston Spa (518) 587-0723 saratogabridges.org Saratoga Mentoring Program of Catholic Charities 368 Broadway, Room 16 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 581-1487 saratogamentoring.org Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar P.O. Box 107 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-2472 or (518) 581-0979 saratogasponsorascholar.org Shelters of Saratoga (SOS) 14 Walworth St Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 581-1097 sheltersofsaratoga.com United Way of the Greater Capital Region PO Box 3007 Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 (518) 899-5211 saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com


JBuchas@UnitedWayGCR.org www.UnitedWayGCR.org Saratoga Regional YMCA 518-583-9622 290 West Avenue/PO Box 4610 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 www.saratogaregionalymca.org Christ Episcopal Church / Noah’s Attic 15 W. High Street, Ballston Spa (518) 885-9455 www.4christchurch.org

Franklin Community Center 10 Franklin St., Saratoga Springs (518) 587-9826 www.franklincommunitycenter.org

For Emergency Police, Fire and Ambulance Dial 911 Non–Emergency Phone Numbers:

Salvation Army 27 Woodlawn Ave., Saratoga Springs (518) 584-1640 www.salvationarmyusa.org

• Alcoholism Program (518) 587-8800

Wilton Food Pantry 59 Old Saratoga Rd., Gansevoort (518) 584-4001 www.wiltonfoodpantry.org

• Consumer Fraud and Protection Bureau (518) 474-7330

• Child Abuse (800) 342-3720

• FBI (Albany) (518) 465-7551

Food Pantries

Shelters

First Baptist Church 202 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa (518) 885-8361 bspabaptist.org

Shelters of Saratoga 14 Walworth St., Saratoga Springs (518) 581-1097 www.sheltersofsaratoga.com

• Mental Health Clinic (518) 584-9030

United Methodist Church 101 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa (518) 885-6886 ballstonspaumcchurch.org

Domestic Violence Services / Saratoga Rape Crisis Program 480 Broadway Lower Level 20, Saratoga Springs (518) 583-0280 www.dvrcsaratoga.org

• Gas Emergency (800) 892-2345

Bethesda House of Schenectady Inc. 418 Liberty St.. Schenectady (518) 374-7873 www.bethesdahouse schenectady.org

• NYS Terrorism Tip Line 1-866-SAFE-NYS (518) 723-3697

Shenendehowa Helping Hands, Jonesville Methodist Church 963 Main St., Clifton Park (518) 877-7380 www.jonesvilleumc.org Community Cupboard 600 Palmer Ave., Corinth (518) 654-6593 www.townofcorinth.org Greater Galway Community Services 2167 Galway Rd., Galway (518) 882-1316 www.galwayfoodpantry.org Greenfield Community Center Wilton Road, Greenfield Center (518) 584-4979 EOC Food Pantry 40 New St., Saratoga Springs (518) 587-3158 www.saratogaeoc.org

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• National Grid – Power Outages (800) 867-5222

• NYS Domestic Abuse English (800) 942-6906 Spanish (800) 942-6908

• Poison Control (nationwide) (800) 222-1222 • Public Health (518) 584-7460

City Mission of Schenectady 425 Hamilton St., Schenectady (518) 372-9311 www.citymission.com

• Rabies Coordinator (518) 584-7460

Schenectady Inner City Ministry 105 Wendell Ave., Schenectady (518) 374-2683 www.sicm.us

• Sheriff Department (518) 885-6761

Unity House of Troy Emergency Services 33 Second St., Troy (518) 274-2607 www.unityhouseny.org

• Sheriff - James D. Bowen (518) 885-2450

• State Police (518) 583-7000 TTY (800) 342-4357 • Suicide & Crisis Hotline (518) 689-4673 (800) 784-2433 • US Secret Service (Albany) (518) 436-9600 Welcome Home 2013  |  143


Places of Worship Adirondack Christian Fellowship   8 Mountain Ledge, Wilton 587-0623; acfsaratoga.com Services: Sunday 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Adirondack Friends Meeting 27 Saratoga Ave., S. Glens Falls 793-3755, AdirondackFM@nycap.rr.com; www.adirondackfriendsmeeting.org 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., coffee 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; usbnc.org. Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa 885-7312; ballstoncenterarpchurch.org 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; cliftonparkchurchofchrist.com Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Christ Community Reformed Church 1010 Route 146, Clifton Park 371-7654; ccrc-cpny.org. Services: Sundays 10 a.m.

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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 Tfille 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs 584-2370; saratogasynagogue.org Services: Saturday 9:30 a.m., Monday & Thursday 7:30 a.m., third Friday each month 7:30 p.m. Handicapped Accessible 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; cfumc@cnyconnect.net Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Cornerstone Community Church Malta Commons 899-7001; mycornerstonechurch.org Associate Pastor Paul Shepherd Services: Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Community 2001 Route 9, Round Lake 877-8506, ccorpusc@nycap.rr.com Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.; Weekday Masses: MondayFriday 9 a.m. Eastern Orthodox— Christ the Savior 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Spa 786-3100;xcsavior@yahoo.com. Services: Sunday: 9:15 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; bspabaptist.org Services: 10:30 a.m. worship 9 a.m. Sunday School (all ages) First Presbyterian Church of Ballston Spa 22 West High St., Ballston Spa 885-5583 Services: Sunday at 10 a.m. Full Gospel Tabernacle 207 Redmond Road, Gansevoort 793-2739; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Bible Study: Thursday 6:30 p.m.

Galway United Methodist Church 2056 East Street (at intersection of Route 147), Galway 882-6520 www.galway-united-methodist-church.com Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. (9:00 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, thechurch@ggccmalta.org Services: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Good Times Restaurant, Lake Rd. 2nd floor; Friday 7:30 p.m. - Saratoga Chapel, Eastline & Lake Rds; Sunday 10 a.m. - Glenville Senior Center, 32 Worden Rd. Greenfield Center Baptist Church 30 Wilton Rd., Greenfield 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 Greenfield Ave., Ballston Spa 885-7442 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Jonesville United Methodist 963 Main St., Clifton Park 877-7332 Services: Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Living Springs Community Church 59 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs 584-9112 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Living Waters Church of God 4330 State Rt. 50, Saratoga Springs 587-0484; livingwaterscog.us Services: Sundays 10 a.m. Malta Presbyterian Church Dunning Street, Malta 899-5992; Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Malta Ridge United Methodist Church 729 Malta Ave., Ext. , Malta 581-0210 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Middle Grove United Methodist Church 581-2973; Pastor Bonnie Bates Services: Sunday 9 a.m. Handicapped accessible saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com


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; newlifeinsaratoga.org. Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Childcare is available at all services. NorthStar Church Shenendehowa High School West Auditorium, Clifton Park 371-2811; northstarchurch.com Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Old Saratoga Reformed Church 48 Pearl St., Schuylerville oldsaratogareformedchurch.org 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 9:00 a.m.; Service 10:30 a.m. Coffee & 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; pnecc.org Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Quaker Springs United Methodist Church  466 Route 32 South, Quaker Springs 695-3101; qsumc.com Pastor Al Johnson Services: Sunday 9 a.m. Handicapped accessible. River of Hope Fellowship 100 Saratoga Village Blvd. Malta Cmns., Ste. 3, Malta 881-1505; riverofhopefellowship.com 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. saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com

St. George’s Episcopal Church 912 Route 146, Clifton Park 371-6351; stgeorge@csdsl.net Services: Saturday 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 8 & 9:30 a.m. St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church 3159 Route 9N, Greenfield Center 893-7680; sjoegctr@nycap.rr.com; www.stjosephschurchgreenfieldcenter.org 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; stmarysbsta.org 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; sjoegctr@nycap.rr.com; www.stjosephschurchgreenfieldcenter.org 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 st-thomas-of-canterbury.org Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga Abundant Life Church 2325 Route 50 South, Saratoga Springs 885-5456; saratogaabundantlife.org Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. Saratoga Chabad 130 Circular St., Saratoga Springs 526-0773; saratora@aol.com; saratogachabad.com Saratoga Friends Meeting (Quaker) Rts. 32 and 71 Quaker Springs 587-7477; 399-5013 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga United Methodist Church Henning Road, Saratoga Springs 584-3720; saratogaumc.com. Services: Sunday 9 & 10:45 a.m. Handicapped accessible. Saratoga Seventh-Day Adventist Church 399 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs 882-9384; saratogasda.org Services: Sabbath School: 10 a.m. Worship Service: 11:30 a.m.

Shenendehowa United Methodist 971 Route 146, Clifton Park 371-7964; Services: Sunday 9 & 10:30 a.m. Simpson United Methodist Church Rock City Road, Rock City Falls 885-4794 Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Soul Saving Station for Every Nation Christ Crusaders of America 62 Henry St., Saratoga Springs 584-3122 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Temple Sinai 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-8730; www.saratogasinai.org Services: Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 10:30 a.m. Monthly Service at Wesley Nursing Home Handicapped accessible Terra Nova Church 45 Washington St., Saratoga Springs 833-0504; terranovachurch.org saratogaquestions@terranovachurch.org, Services: Sunday 5:30 p.m. Childcare: 6 months–4 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 Officers/Ministers Services: Sunday School 10 a.m.; Praise & Worship 11 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 155 Ballard Rd., Gansevoort 584-9107 tumcwilton.com Rev. Patti Molik-Pastor Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-1555; uusaratoga.org 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; westcharltonupc.org Rev. Thomas Gregg, Pastor Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Wilton Baptist Church 755 Saratoga Rd, Wilton 583-2736; wiltonbaptist@gmail.com; wiltonbaptistchurch.com Services: Sunday Service 11 a.m. Welcome Home 2013  |  145


Health and Human Service Organizations Adirondack Lyme Disease Foundation Meetings held at the Saratoga Springs Library AdirondackLyme DiseaseFoundation.com AIDS Council of Northeastern NY 10 LaCrosse Street Hudson Falls 12839 (518) 743-0703 aidscouncil.org 434 Franklin Street Schenectady (518) 346-9272 American Cancer Society 260 Osborne Rd., Albany, NY 12211 (800) 227-2345 (518) 438-7841 cancer.org American Lung Association of New York State 155 Washington Ave. Suite 210 Albany NY 12210 (518) 465-2013 lungusa.org American Society of Autism autism-society.org (800) 3-AUTISM (800) 328-8476 AIM Services, Inc. Dedicated to caring for people with disabilities 4227 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-3208 aimservicesinc.org The Community Hospice Foundation 179 Lawrence Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 581-0800 www.communityhospice.org

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Domestic Violence Services and Rape Crisis of Saratoga County 480 Broadway, LL -20 (518) 583-0280 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Domestic Violence Hotline Rape Crisis Hotline (518) 587-2336 (518) 584-8188 dvrcsaratoga.org Mary’s Haven - A Program of Catholic Charities A community home for persons within the last 3 months of life 35 New Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-9397 ccrda.org/saratoga.htm Alzheimer’s Care Giver Support Group Wesley Health Center 131 Lawrence St. (518) 587-3600 ext. 1516 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Saratoga Counseling Services 15 Maple Dell, Ste. 3 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 581-8699 Saratoga County Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services 254 Church St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-8800 Saratoga County NY Connects Information and referral for long-term care services 52 West High St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020 (518) 714-4826

Saratoga County Public Health Nursing 31 Woodlawn Ave., Ste 1 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-7460 saratogacountyny.gov Saratoga Healthy Transportation Network (518) 495-7004 info@healthytransportation.org Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild (518) 580-2694 211 Church St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 saratogacare.org Saratoga Stryders (518) PO Box 1467 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 saratogastryders.org Southern Adirondack Independent Living Country Club Plaza 418 Geyser Rd. Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or (518) 584-8202 71 Glenwood Avenue Queensbury, NY 12804 (518) 792-3537 sail-center.org Transitional Services Assn., Inc. Assistance to persons dealing with mental illness and chemical dependency 127 Union Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-6193 tsa-inc.org Unlimited Potential, Inc. 36 Cady Hill Blvd. P.O. Box 4656 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 587-2851 unlimitedpotentialonline.com

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