Local Briefs

Local Briefs

Secret Garden Tour On July 9, visitors will be treated to a wide array of gardens throughout Saratoga Springs and the surrounding area and will be delighted with a variety of unique features throughout the 11 gardens.  2 West Bar and Grille is joining with Soroptimist International of Saratoga County, as a prime sponsor of the Secret Gardens Tour. Before or after the tour visit the 2 West Bar and Grille anytime on July 9 after 10 a.m. to complement…
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…
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  • COURTS Milo E, Martinez, 26, of Ballston Spa, pleaded on June 14 to criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony, in connection with an incident that occurred in Clifton Park. Sentencing scheduled for Aug. 14.  William E. Slater, 46, of Gansevoort, was sentenced on June 14 to 20 years in state prison, after pleading to criminal sexual act in the first-degree, in connection with an incident that occurred in Wilton.  Michael J. Germain, 56, of Greenfield, pleaded on June 9 to felony criminal mischief, and DWAI. Sentencing scheduled for Sept. 8.  April M. Pixley, 37, of Greenfield, pleaded on…

Property Transactions

  • BALLSTON SPA 257 Lake Rd., $499,900. Second Half Investments LLC sold property to Karen and Julie Royston.  129 Hop City Rd., $147,000. Harry Bliss sold property to Garth Ellms.  CHARLTON 4 Little Troy Lane, $300,000. Victoria and Kenneth Hayner, Sr. sold property to William and Joelle West.  CORINTH 369 West Maple St., $55,000. US Bank Trust (by Atty) sold property to Frank Brownell.  GALWAY  1058 NYS Route 29, $180,000. Thomas Cooper sold property to Vanessa Konkel and Ronald West. MALTA 90 Woodfield Blvd., $65,000. Michaels Group Holdings LLC sold property to HELD Properties LLC.  2147 Rowley Rd., $24,000. Jacqueline Traver…
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