Local Briefs

Local Briefs

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…
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…
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 be taking applications for Thanksgiving Baskets until Wednesday, October 31, 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…
Elktoberfest 2015 Local beverage tastings, authentic German food, and fun for a great cause - Major Projects supporting Cerebral Palsy Association of NYS. The event will be held at the Clifton Park Elks Lodge #2466, 695 MacElroy Road, Ballston Lake on October 10, from noon to 6 p.m. The cost is $10. For more information, visit http://www.elks.org/SharedElksOrg/lodges/files/2466_Elktoberfest2015flyer.pdf or call (518) 877-5200. You can also email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 10th Annual Memorial Walk Angel Names Association (ANA) will hold its 10th Annual Memorial…

Blotter

  • COURTS Wifredo F. Diaz, 44, was sentenced on April 20 to a total of 50 years -to-life in prison, to run consecutively, after the conviction for two counts predatory sexual assault, and single count charges of first degree sexual abuse, and second degree assault. Diaz was also previously convicted for failing to register as a sex offender. The convictions stem from an incident that occurred in Saratoga Springs in August 2016 during which, a trial jury found, Diaz violently, physically and sexually assaulted his victim.   Jennifer M. Pugliese, 36, of Fort Edward, was sentenced on April 20 to 3-1/2…

Property Transactions

  • BALLSTON SPA 16 Cypress St., $309,267. Heritage Builders Group LLC sold property to Howard and Jane Layer. CHARLTON 1202 Peaceable St., $110,000. Kazimierzi and Sandra Austro sold property to Bryan Bartczak.  749 Charlton Rd., $288,000. Scott Bobrowich and Jenna Battenhausen sold property to Leland and Melanie Roden.  106 Jenkins Rd., $219,500. Raymond Toohey sold property to Andrew Bodine and Reagan Beadles.  118 Dawson Rd., $215,000. Timothy and Kathie Warner sold property to Michael Gnip. CLIFTON PARK 41 Balsam Way, $456,987.  Heritage Builders Group LLC sold property to Yadi and Padma Dudi . 72 Via Da Vinci, $170,000. Raita and Jennifer…
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