Local Briefs

Local Briefs

SARATOGA SPRINGS — For more than 140 years, visitors have flocked to Saratoga Springs to sample the restorative qualities of its waters. On Thursday, June 29, Charlie Kuenzel, co-owner of Saratoga Tours LLC, will discuss the geology, chemistry and history of the world famous mineral springs. His presentation is scheduled for 1 p.m. at The Summit at Saratoga, located at 1 Perry Road. “Saratoga Springs, at the time of its founding, had only four naturally occurring mineral springs, but when…
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Last week, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation (SSPF) presented the summer lineup of its historic walking tours. They will be held each Sunday through September 3. On Sunday, June 25, join Dave Patterson and Charlie Kuenzel, owners of Saratoga Tours LLC, for the Historic Congress Park Summer Stroll. This tour explores the landscape architecture of Congress Park, the early springs, and other facets of Saratoga. The SSPF has added a walking tour of the Saratoga Spa State…
Yaddo Garden Tours Yaddo Garden Tours will be every  Saturday and Sunday starting 6/24  and 6/25 until  9/2 and 9/3.   Also Tuesdays  during racing season.   No tour Travers Day  August 26. Tours of Garden only include sharing the history of the Trask Family, the Mansion and history of the Yaddo gardens. The aura, spirituality and creative energy that permeates Yaddo is discussed.  Docent-led tours begin 11 a.m. at the main fountain near the entrance gate to the garden. …
Frederick Allen Lodge #609 Annual Scholarship Ball The Ball will be held on Friday June 16  from 6 p.m.  to midnight at  the Saratoga-Wilton B.P.O.E. Lodge, located at 1 Elks Lane, off Marion Ave. Live Music by the Milayne Jackson BlueTrain Band. The Featured Speaker will be  Retiring Saratoga School Superintendent Michael Piccirillo. Also being honored: Maya Clarke Brunetto, Dartmouth Class of 2020, last year’s scholarship recipient. Honorary Co-Chairs: Mayor Joanne Yepsen; Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner; former Mayor Scott Johnson; Supervisor…
Arts Fest Friday  Free Arts Event Celebrates Beauty and the Beasts at the Victoria Pool House in Saratoga Spa State Park, June 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Free arts-filled celebration features Opera Saratoga, curated art exhibit, Baroque chamber music, Venetian mask making, children’s petting zoo, pony rides, and more.  Free Admission, online RSVP requested   www.saratogaartfest.org.  Giffy’s BBQ Chicken  Notre Dame Visitation Church is once again having a Giffy’s BBQ Chicken on June 10 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.…
Free Movies in the Park Free movies in Wiswall Park are back for the eleventh summer in a row, presented by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, as part of its monthly First Friday activities. The series begins on June 2 (rain date June 3) with “Moana.” “Sing” will be shown on July 7 (rain date July 8) and “Finding Dory” on August 4 (rain date August 5).  All films are family-friendly. The movies are projected onto the wall…
Music & Mingling Event “Kicks Off the Saratoga Season”  The 7th Annual Music & Mingling event to benefit the Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga is scheduled for Thursday, June 1, from 7 - 10:30 p.m. at the Saratoga Polo Fields. This dynamic party kicks off the summer season with all proceeds supporting the Center’s programs. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga. This non-residential community center serves over 1,500 members…
Rummage Sale West Charlton United Presbyterian Church, 1331 Sacandaga Road, Amsterdam (corner of Routes 147 & 67) will hold its annual Rummage Sale on Friday, May 19 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m.  – 3 p.m.   The sale will include clothing, books, household items, children’s toys, and many other items. Annual Senior Luncheon Come join the fun Mardi Gras theme luncheon on Friday, May 19 at the Saratoga Springs City Center located…
Motherless Daughters Gathering On Saturday, May 13 at Noon, there will be a gathering for women who have lost their mothers at the Presbyterian New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular St. Saratoga Springs. This event, on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, came about in response to the book Motherless Daughters by Hope Edelman and provides a time for women to come together, to honor and remember their mothers. Participants are welcome to bring a photo or another memento of their…
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  • COURT Antonio E. Barrone aka Mario J. Stacchini aka Antonia E. Barrone, 48, of Albany, was sentenced Nov. 11 to 1-3 years in state prison after pleading to two felony counts DWI, one felony count and two misdemeanor counts aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, criminal impersonation, fleeing an officer, and unlawful possession of marijuana, in connection with incidents that occurred in the town of Wilton.     Aaron M. Current, 26, Saratoga Springs, pleaded Nov. 17 to criminal contempt. Sentencing scheduled Jan. 19, 2018.  Brandon Sewall, 24, Amsterdam, pleaded Nov. 17 to felony attempted assault in connection with…

Property Transactions

  • BALLSTON SPA 4 Saddlebrook Blvd., $471,204. Barbera Homes Kelley Farms LLC sold property to Mark and Cathy Molampy.  24 Saddlebrook Blvd., Lot 60, $369,344. Legacy Custom Homes LLC sold property to Gregory Giuliano. 52 Sycamore St., $355,000. Mir Ali sold property to James Church III and Suzanne Rotella.  42 Chester St., $230,000. Matthew Spencer sold property to Andre Noel. 1 Howard St., $195,000. Donald and Bonnie Botsford sold property to Benjamin and Ashley Newsom.  MALTA 52 Wineberry Lane, $261,000.Gary Carpino and Jacqueline Brown-Carpino sold property to Michael and Cherie Powers.  122 Plum Poppy North, $388,234. Marini Land II Inc. sold…
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