Local Briefs

Local Briefs

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner Danny MacMillan, a 12-year-old from Schuylerville, was diagnosed with E-Wing Sarcoma Cancer. Danny started chemotherapy and underwent surgery to remove the mass. After further testing they discovered cancer cells in the muscle tissue and it was decided that it would be best to amputate his leg. The surgery took place on January 2, followed by more chemotherapy and eventually he will need a prosthetic leg. This has taken a big toll on the family emotionally and financially.…
Call for Local Folk or Irish Performers Come audition for an opportunity to showcase your talent during our annual “Café Malta”, an intimate coffee house at the Malta Community Center on Saturday evening, March 10, 2018.  We are looking for talented musicians, vocalists, small acoustic bands, storytellers and/or dancers. Each acoustic act selected will play a short 10-15-minute set. Auditions are by appointment only the week of January 2-7, 2018.  Contact Elyse Young, Artistic Director, at 518-899-4411 x 305 or…
Eighth Annual Birthday Party for the Horses  Old Friends at Cabin Creek’s Eighth Annual Birthday Party for the Horses will be held on Saturday, December 30 from noon to 3 p.m. Visitors can taste delicious hot soups from local restaurants, visit with the 15 retired Thoroughbred racehorses, and of course, enjoy cake, to help celebrate. This is a family-friendly afternoon outdoors. Suggested donation is $10, and all proceeds go to benefit the horses. The Gift Shop, offering photographs, art, jewelry…
The Puppet People Present: “A Christmas Carol” A Charles Dickens holiday classic, this show features beautiful handcrafted marionettes, shadow puppets, gorgeous masks, lavish costumes, vivid sets, a professional soundtrack that includes many holiday favorites, and a giant 9-foot parade puppet. The show will be on December 28 at the Saratoga Springs Public Library in the H. Dutcher Community Room at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Pick up free tickets in the children’s room.  For children ages 5 and…
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Saratoga Mineral Baths: Not Just for Saturday Nights, presented by Charlie Kuenzel. Free and open to the public, no registration required.  The program takes place on December 14 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the H. Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs. For more information, call 518-587-3241 or visit, www.SaratogaSpringsVisitorCenter.com or www.DiscoverSaratoga.org.  iTheater Saratoga Presents: American Soup with Andy Warhol Andy Warhol returns! A celebration of pop culture and the…
17th Annual Santa’s Playland Open House Santa will be joining Quick Response on December 8 and 9 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. for their Annual Santa’s Playland Open House.  The event continues to be free to the public with visits from Santa and friends, horse and wagon rides along with rides on the Quick Express trains and free refreshments.  Due to the growing popularity, the event offers offsite parking at the Sysco foods parking lot and Corpus Christi parking lots. …
Community Emergency Corps and Toys for Tots Community Emergency Corps of Ballston Spa will be an official drop off point for donations for the Toys for Tots program sponsored by the United States Marine Corps. We will be partnering with the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. Toys will be accepted at 78 Thompson St., Ballston Spa, until December 15.  New, unwrapped toys, games, books, puzzles, sport balls, dolls, snow toys, and anything for kids from infant to teens are all appreciated.…
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group Join us for our first meeting of the Saratoga County Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Support Group.   The meeting will be held Wednesday, November 29, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at the Health and Fitness Center, 2nd floor, 6 Care Lane, Saratoga Springs. The support group is free and open to IPF patients, their family members, friends and caregivers.  IPF is a rare condition that causes scar tissue to grow inside the lungs. It is…
Holiday Crafternoon Do you love to craft? Come to Ballston Spa Public Library on Friday, November 17 at 3 p.m. to create a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving centerpiece. This free event is open to people ages 13 and up. Registration is required, limit 20. To register call 518-885-5022 or stop in today. Ballston Spa Public Library is located at 21 Milton Ave. (Rt. 50). For more information call, stop in or visit, www.ballston.sals.edu  Kids Night Out Drop the kids off on Friday,…
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  • COURT Michael R. Hands, 51, of Greenwich, pleaded on Jan. 5 to two felony counts of criminal sexual act in the third-degree. Hands, a former Catholic priest, admitted he engaged in sexual conduct with a child less than 17 years-of-age last summer in the town of Charlton, according to a statement issued by the Saratoga County District Attorney’s office. Hands was previously convicted in 2002 and 2003 of sexual abuse related charges with victims under the age of 17, according to the state Division of Criminal Justice Services Registry of Sex Offenders. Sentencing scheduled March 2.  Devon J. Krisanda, 22,…

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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