Local Briefs

Local Briefs

AA Holiday Meetings The holiday season can be a lonely and difficult time, and if drinking is a problem, AA can help. Alcoholics Anonymous will host a Christmas Alkathon starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 24 and continuing through Friday, December 25 at 6:00 pm; and a New Year’s Alkathon starting Thursday, December 31 at 6 p.m. and continuing through Friday, January 1 till 6 p.m., at the United Methodist Church, Fifth Avenue and Henning Road in Saratoga Springs.…
Family Yoga at the Saratoga Farmers' Market Saratoga Spa State Park, Lincoln Baths Building, 65 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Family Yoga is back at our winter market (November-April). On the third Saturday of every month, certified yoga instructor Patty Rodecker will hold free Family Yoga classes. The 30-minute classes will be family-friendly and designed for yogis of all ages and abilities. Bring your mat or just wear your sneakers and enjoy a gentle, fun program…
15th Annual Santa’s Playland Open House Quick Response is celebrating 15 Years of Holiday Magic. This free event is open to the public on Friday, December 11, 5:30 to 9 p.m. and offers spectacular LED lighted displays. Children can visit with Santa and other winter Characters, enjoy rides on The Quick Express Train, Horse and Wagon rides and free refreshments. Shuttle service is offered from offsite parking areas. Quick Response is located at 2077 Route 9, Round Lake. The Town…
Gavin Tree Lighting Ceremony On Friday, December 4, the public is invited to attend the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Gavin Park. The fun begins at 6 p.m., with holiday songs, led by Glenn Dorman at the piano along with Frosty, Rudolph and Santa’s elves. At 6:45 p.m., the lights will go up on Gavin Park’s beautiful Colorado Spruce tree. Then, Santa will arrive to meet and greet the crowd. From 6:45 – 8:30 p.m., the fun will continue inside…
Cancer Support Group A cancer diagnosis can be shocking and traumatic, and survivorship requires many skills to navigate the journey towards well -being. The cancer support group, regardless of the type of cancer one faces, is a safe container to explore common physical, financial, emotional, cognitive, developmental, familial and spiritual issues. Skills of resiliency, empathy, “being seen and understood,” are addressed. Inter-connectedness, intimacy, and new attitudes and possibilities are cultivated to face and release feelings of isolation, confusion, anxiety and…
Skidmore Theater Presents Macbeth The Skidmore College Department of Theater is pleased to announce its Fall 2015 Mainstage production, Macbeth by William Shakespeare on Friday, November 20 at Janet Kinghorn Bernard Theater, Skidmore College, 8 p.m. This production is directed by published writer, feminist media critic, and Skidmore Theater artist-in-residence/director Holly L. Derr. Tickets: $12 general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens. To reserve seats, call the Skidmore Theater Box Office at (518) 580-5439, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or find…
Open House - Independent and Enriched Senior Living Apartments Come to the open house at Woodlawn Commons located at 156 Lawrence Street in Saratoga Springs on Friday, November 13 from 2 – 6 p.m. For more information or directions please call (518) 691-1560. Comedic Fundraiser for After the Fire “The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour” will perform at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs on Friday, November 13 at 8 p.m. Aaron David Ward,…
Chefs en Pointe Chefs en Pointe is a benefit for the National Museum’s School of the Arts. It will be held on Friday evening, November 6, 2015. Its partners in the event are New York States of Mind LLC and The Chef’s Consortium. This promises to be a convivial evening with local chefs and bartenders showing off and discussing their creations at tasting stations. Both the food and cocktail pairings will be inspired by New York State purveyed products including…
Saratoga County EOC Thanksgiving Baskets The Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council (EOC) is helping families celebrate the upcoming holiday through Adopt-a-Family. The EOC will begin taking applications for Thanksgiving Baskets until Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Applications can be filled out at our main office at 39 Bath St., Ballston Spa from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, at your local WIC clinic or call your Head Start/Early Head Start Family Advocate. Criteria: Applications are for Families of 2…
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  • COURTS Wayne M. Bakken II, 20, of Saratoga, pleaded Oct. 6 to promoting prison contraband, a felony. Sentencing scheduled Dec. 1.  Jared M. Tenace, 27, of Schenectady, pleaded Oct. 6 to criminal possession of stolen property, a felony, in connection with an incident in Milton. Sentencing scheduled Dec. 1.  Nathaniel A. Harrington, 37, of Hudson Falls, pleaded Oct. 6 to promoting prison contraband. Sentencing scheduled for Dec. 1.  John P. Allen, 54, of Middle Grove, was sentenced Oct. 2 to time served and five years of probation, after pleading to felony criminal possession of a controlled substance. Lawrence D. Wright,…

Property Transactions

  • BALLSTON SPA 299 Lake Rd., $335,000. Key Bank National Association sold property to Cui Hong Liu. 44 Lancaster Court, $404,989. Traditional Homebuilders and Developers Inc. sold property to Tracy Kayser-Messing and Gert Messing.  25 Mourningkill Dr., $226,200. Joanne Lorenc sold property to Keith Searles and Patricia Keister.  216 Kingsley Rd., $221,450. Eric Labrecque sold property to Iris Rush. 320 Goode St., $200,000. John Goddard sold property to Joshua Knight. 347 Moonlight Dr., $364,000. Theodore and Beth Karis sold property to Jacob and Misha Marvel.  18 Cypress Dr., $331,505. Heritage Builders Group LLC sold property to Andrew and Theresa Proler.  28…
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