Local Briefs

Local Briefs

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe Families are invited to enjoy an evening at Saratoga Spa State Park, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs on Friday, February 24 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. for this fundraiser event. Please bring minimum of 2 canned food items to be donated to Franklin Community Center. 1-Mile candlelit loop, bonfire, ice skating and hot food and drinks! Snowshoes are available to rent on a first-come, first-serve basis. Free Beginner Dance Lessons with Spa City Swingers Come check…
The Flurry Festival Shake off the winter blues. It’s time to dance, sing, jam, and more. The 30th Flurry Festival will run from February 17-19, 2017, at the Saratoga Springs City Center located at 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Dancers can participate in a variety of workshops and programs designed for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced. The festival also includes an array of performances, singing, concerts, jamming, storytelling, vendors, and more. It’s the perfect event to bring your…
Elijah – Call for Singers Burnt Hills Oratorio Society is recruiting singers for a performance of Mendelssohn’s choral masterpiece “Elijah.” The performance is Friday, May 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m. at Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School Choral Room, starting February 7. Go online, www.BHOS.us to print out a registration form, or arrive early (6:30 p.m.) to register. Join us for great music, outstanding leadership, and a talented non-auditioned…
Call for Local folk or Irish Musicians and Dancers Come audition for an opportunity to showcase your talent during “Café Malta”, an intimate coffee house at the Malta Community Center on Saturday evening, March 11. We are looking for talented musicians, vocalists, small acoustic bands, storytellers and/or dancers. Our show is before St. Patrick’s Day, so Irish tunes would be fun, but not mandatory. Auditions are by appointment only starting on January 30. Contact Elyse Young, Artistic Director, at 518-899-4411…
Movie: 13TH Join us to see the movie “13th,” a documentary about the 13th Amendment to the Constitution and its effect on America and the African American community specifically. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. Free and open to the public. Sunday, January 29, 2017 3 to 5 p.m. at the Saratoga Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 624 North Broadway,…
Genealogy and Local History Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet on Saturday, January 21st, at 1pm at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville. Program speaker will be Bruce Hazard, a trustee for the Queensbury Masonic Historical Society, who will discuss the history of Freemasonry in area counties and the records that are available. Hazard is a past District Deputy Grand Master of the Freemasons, and currently serves as treasurer of…
Snowshoe Games Let the games begin! Join us outdoors for an hour of snowshoeing games and activities at the Saratoga Spa State Park on Monday, January 16 at 2 p.m. This program is appropriate for ages 7-12. Snowshoes will be available to rent for $5. This program is free. Space is limited. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 116 to register. Kids Open Mic at The Parting Glass Enjoy a Kids Open Mic at the Parting Glass with Rick Bolton on Friday,…
Free Beginner Dance Lessons with Spa City Swingers Come check out different styles of partner dances on Friday, January 6 and February 24, from 7 to 8 p.m., and see what makes it so much fun. No partner is necessary. Pre-registration is required. Call 518-899-4411 or log-on www.maltaparksrec.com to reserve your spot. For ages 12+. New Saratoga Friends New Saratoga Friends is a social group for baby boomers in the Saratoga area who are interested in making new friends to…
Eagle Watch Grab a pair of binoculars and join park staff on December 23 from 9 a.m. to noon, at Moreau Lake State Park on their weekly Bald Eagle survey. Moreau Lake State Park’s section of the Hudson is home to wintering bald eagles. It is important for us to monitor their population and health, please come and help us! Registration is necessary. A Christmas Carol The Puppet People Present: A Christmas Carol on December 28, at 11 a.m., 1…
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  • COURT  Michael C. Norton, 59, of Hadley, was sentenced Jan. 12 to 20 years-to-life after pleading to murder in the second-degree, in connection with the death of his wife at the couple’s home in Hadley in May 2017.  Alycia M. Andreadakis, 43, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Jan. 12 to five years of probation, after pleading to felony burglary.  Erica M. Jukna, 35, of Mechanicville, pleaded Jan. 11 to felony DWI in Malta. Sentencing scheduled March 7.  Victor C. Mattson, 39, of Rotterdam, was sentenced Jan. 11 to 8 years state prison, after pleading to second degree robbery, a felony,…

Property Transactions

  • TOWN OF BALLSTON  1341 West High St., $335,000. James and Mary Schmitz sold property to Matthew and Devin Whalen.  5 Thomas Ave., $105,000. Equinox Properties LLC sold property to McConchie Properties LLC.  8 Roseland Blvd., $206,000. Herbert Gott (by Admin) sold property to Andrew and Amy Ferrone.  8 Willem Way, $135,000. Frank Volpe (by Atty) and Denise Volpe (Ind. And as Atty) sold property to Christopher Naughton and Donna Arini.  38 Forest Rd., $215,000. Aven Real Estate Enterprises LLC sold property to Craig Kincaid. Lot 14 MacKenna Ct., $427,116. John Paul Builders LLC sold property to Richard and Mary Leonard.…
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