August The Way We Were Car Show

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August 2015 Ellen Mottola, Editor [email protected]

President Stacy Simmons Brookside Nursery

Vice President Catherine Spaneas Saratoga Bridges

Vice President Michelle Burlingame Burlingame Orthodontics

Treasurer Brendan Regan Ballston Spa National Bank

Secretary Bernadette VanDeinse Resident

The Way We Were Car Show

Thursday, August 6, 66-8 pm Wiswall Park, Front Street Music by Union Fire Company Band

Mark your calendars! The 13th Annual “The Way We Were” Car Show, presented by the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association and the Saratoga Automobile Museum, will take place Sunday, October 11 (rain date October 18) on Front Street in downtown Ballston Spa. Last year, we had over 500 cars lined up the entire length of Front Street and beyond and we’re looking forward to another great show for 2015. Pre-Registration, sponsorship, and vendor information will be available soon. Stay tuned!

Member Items Renewing members this month: Stanko & Sons Heating & Cooling; Ye Olde Wishin’ Shoppe; Donna Shorkey, CPA; Rovetto Design; Jim’s Service Center; Wild Thyme Apothecary & Herbal Supplies; Gary Guilfoyle, Audiologist; Curtis Lumber Co., Inc.; Lynne’s Candles & Inspirations; State Farm Insurance/Nancy Lefebvre; Sacred Journey Ceramics; Double M Western Store; Ballston Spa Chiropractic Office; Bloomin’ Sensibility/Melaleuca; Eagle Matt Lee Fire Company #1, Community Emergency Corps; Patricia Burnham; Bernadette VanDeinse; Jere Blackwelder; Katharine & Patrick Winderlin; Charles Koines. Thank you for your continued support!

From Our Members and Neighbors Thank you to the following members for their support for Adopt A Plot through their donations: Bernadette VanDeinse. Your generosity helps Ballston Spa “bloom”! Ballston Spa Farmers' Market Vendor Galway Rock Vineyard & Winery will be participating in Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail Wine & Cheese Week through August 1. Stop by and sample their wines at the Ballston Spa Farmers Market Ballston Spa Elks Lodge All You Can Eat Breakfast is Sunday, August 9, 8-11 am. Arctic Blast: A Flurry of Reading will be swirling around us soon! Hope Church is sponsoring its fourth annual free reading program: Camp H.O.P.E. (Healthy Options for Play and Education), from August 10- 14, at the church at 206 Greenfield Ave., Ballston Spa. Taught by experienced, certified teachers, the program runs from 911:30 am, with a closing program and family picnic on Friday. Designed for children going into first through fifth grades, Camp H.O.P.E. includes focused instruction, games, crafts, and daily music and story times. The purpose of the program is: to encourage and promote a love for and enjoyment of reading; to provide children with an opportunity to Page 2

practice previously learned reading skills; to provide opportunities for learning through peer interactions and physical activities; and to foster confidence and a positive attitude about the coming school year. For more information, contact Melanie Combs at 605-7396—or pick up an application at the BSBPA table at the Farmer’s Market! Thank you to Eagle Matt Lee Fire Company volunteers for building the great new planters in Kelley Park. From Community Emergency Corps-Summer rolls on and with it the usual issues people have with the extra hot weather. We hope everyone, especially the very young and elderly, take the precautions needed this time of year like staying hydrated, staying in air-conditioning whenever possible, and wearing sunscreen to protect your skin. And don't forget, never leave your kids or pets in your car in this weather. You're just asking for trouble if you do. We spent a very busy week up at the Fair, as usual, and still were able to spend some time doing demos at the Town of Milton Day Camp and taking part in the Ballston Library's "Party for Heroes" celebration. Thanks to all the kids for making it a fun time

The Ballston Spa Rotary hopes you had a chance to visit their booth at the Fair. Members of the club were soliciting donations for their Shelter Box program. Shelter Boxes are packs that are sent all over the world during times of disasters and include a tent, heating & cook stove, water purification, and other essential items to support a family of 6 during their time of need. The Oklahoma tornados, earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal, and the Japanese Tsunami are just some examples of where these life saving units were sent when needed. They will continue this fundraising at other events this year, like the Double M Rodeo in August, The "Way We Were" Car Show, Haunted Hayrides, or anywhere they can ask people for their spare change. The JRM Artists’ Space at The National Bottle Museum, Ballston Spa’s premiere art gallery, is proud to present “Oakroom Artists 2015”, an exhibition by 20 members of the Schenectady based Oakroom Artists. This will be the first major show in the newly remodeled Artists’ Space gallery on the second floor of the museum. This show will be on display throughout the Saratoga race season, through September 18. All sales of art during this show directly benefit the ongoing mission of the National Bottle Museum.

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Member Items Women in Business Committee members of The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County will gather on August 18 for the 8th year in a row to assemble new backpacks filled with school supplies to benefit Wellspring (formerly Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga). With the help of generosity of chamber members as well as many local community members, the committee hopes to donate over 100 new backpacks filled with school supplies. Backpacks of Hope is part of the committee’s charitable initiative Baskets of Hope, which benefits families who seek the assistance and refuge Wellspring provides them. New backpacks and school supplies can be dropped off at the chamber office until August 16. Donations for women’s personal care items are accepted year round at The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County office, now located at 58 Clifton Country Road in Clifton Park. For further information on The Backpacks of Hope program, contact Chamber Member Services Manager Liz Roggenbuck at 518371-7748. More information about the chamber is available through www.southernsaratoga.org . Best wishes to Haley Curtiss, daughter of Make Me Fabulous owner Alayne Curtiss as she competes in the USA National Miss Scholarship Pageant at Disney World July 27- August 1. Haley is Miss Northeastern States in the Jr. Teen division. The USA National Miss Scholarship Organization is a national scholarship program that recognizes the personal achievement, community involvement and academic excellence of young women all across the USA. A Healing Art Sanctuary, 154 Milton Avenue, will be holding a Tai Chi

Workshop with Mark Tolstrup, director of The Tai Chi Center in Saratoga, on Saturday, August 15 at 1:30 pm. This workshop will introduce the 10 basic Tai Chi Qi Gong exercises that increase flexibility, reduce stress and benefit overall health. For more information and to RSVP, call 518 530 -2122 or email a [email protected]

Thanks to Pete Bardunias and the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County, for not only featuring our materials and Ballston Spa map guides at their booth at the Saratoga County Fair, but also for promoting the BSBPA and other local BPAs with logos on its banner. The CSSC is a great partner and does great work for Saratoga County businesses and organizations. Thanks also to Spa City Farmers' Market for sharing their attractive display space at the Fair with our Ballston Spa Market. Both markets support local farmer/ producers. It is with sadness that we note the passing on July 28, of a vital member of our community, Kathy Jarvis (pictured, left, with

former BSBPA board member Ellie Dillon). Kathy not only was a past BSBPA board member and president, but also past Ballston Spa School Board president, as well as an active volunteer. Among other things, Kathy helped organize the original downtown Village Garage Sale and the downtown window painting at Halloween. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her husband Rick and daughters Samantha and Alexandra.

We're sure you've noticed the great outdoor eating space in front of Next Door Kitchen & Bar, just in time for the summer season. We want to take this opportunity to recognize building owner Spencer Tacy for making the important sidewalk improvements and Next Door owners Matt Hall and Chris Fignar for the tasteful way they set up the outdoor space, and also for weeding and planting around not only the tree in front of their business but also those in front of the adjacent building as well. In fact, several businesses take care of planting and/or weeding around trees in front of their places (Coffee Planet, Iron Roost, Front Street Home, O'Brien Pharmacy, to name a few). We are fortunate to have great BSBPA member businesses who work to make our downtown attractive. Thank you!

BSBPA Members: Do you have upcoming events or news that you would like to share in our next issue? Contact Ellen Mottola, [email protected], 885-2772 (phone or fax) or mail to BSBPA, PO Box 386, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. The deadline for the September 2015 issue is August 27, 2015. Promptness is always appreciated, questions answered with a smile! Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association

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Association News The New York Times Discovers the Charm of B. Spa Ballston Spa, a half-hour north of Albany, is upstate New York’s other “spa town” and these days it’s booming. The village has its mineral springs, but also young artisans, entrepreneurs and ex-“Skiddies” (Skidmore graduates) who have decamped here after being priced out of nearby Saratoga Springs. Its Victorian-era downtown is enjoying a revival with some of the best antiquing around. Quirky boutiques, upscale bars, cafes and even a tastefully restored inn and spa, the Medbery, have also cropped up. For visitors eager to soak up a spa experience, find antiques or play the ponies, Ballston Spa is increasingly seen as a less pricey alternaPhoto credit: Tony Cenicola/ New York Times tive to Saratoga Springs. Thus says “Where to Go in Ballston Spa, NY” by Lionel Beehner in the July 27, 2015 Travel section of The New York Times, which goes on to highlight local businesses, including BSBPA members Ye Olde Wishin' Shoppe, Next Door Kitchen & Bar, Zest and Iron Roost (with a mention to Medbery Inn & Spa). We hope it puts a little spring in your step, as it did ours—we are so proud of our small businesses and everyone who has been a part of Ballston Spa's renaissance!

Upcoming Networking Breakfasts Tuesday, August 18, 7:30-8:30 am Hope Church/Spa Christian School 206 Greenfield Avenue Tuesday, September 15, 7:30-8:30 am Ballston Spa Veterinary Clinic 365 Saratoga Avenue $5 with RSVP, $10 walk-in RSVP to [email protected], 885-2772 Vacation NoticeThe BSBPA office will be closed for vacation from Aug. 8-16. You can find out information for many August events in this newsletter, at www.ballston.org, on our Facebook page or hear a recording at 8852772. For Association matters that may need immediate attention, please contact one of the following: Stacy Simmons [email protected], Michelle Burlingame [email protected] Catherine Spaneas [email protected] Thanks! Ellen Mottola

August BSBPA Board of Directors Meeting Monday, August 17, 7 pm Brookside Museum 6 Charlton Street You are welcome to attend. Page 4

The Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market continues through September on Thursdays 3-6 pm and Saturdays 9 am to Noon in Wiswall Park, at the corner of Front Street and Low Street in the Village of Ballston Spa. In addition to having great agricultural products, promoting local food and artisans, the Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market is host to a variety of activities during the summer months. Every Saturday local musician perform in the gazebo during market hours and a children’s activity is provided for children. Thursday markets are followed by the popular Concert in the Park series. All activities are offered at no cost to the public. Children’s activities Saturdays at 10 am: August 1 – Ballston Spa Public Library, August 8 – Decorating tote bags, August 15 – Milton Grange making ice cream, August 22 –Saratoga County Sheriffs Department, kids’ fingerprinting, August 29 – Decorating drawstring bags. Saturday Morning music in the Gazebo: August 1 - Caribbean Breeze Steel Band, August 8 - Kevin Mullaney, August 15 - Bentwood Rockers, August 22 Play It Again, August 29 - Junk Rocket. The Ballston Spa Rotary Club is accepting produce donations from home gardeners at all markets for local food pantries. They are located next to the BSBPA merchandise table where customers can purchase a variety of Ballston Spa themed items including hats, tshirts and mugs. Like us on Facebook for market updates and weekly contests for free products! August 2015

Association News Marketing News Billboards Our Route 50 billboard for August features our annual “Before SPAC, After the Track” theme, sponsored by Ballston Spa National Bank, with a couple of nice images from Front Street Home and Next Door Kitchen. Print Advertising: At right is our yearlong full page Ballston Spa co-op ad in the Proctor’s Playbill. This ad has great visibility for a desired demographic. Thanks to marketing committee member Joel Glastetter for his design work on both this great ad and our BSBPA ad running in the SPAC program. Dark Tuesdays: Remember that we are running a 6-week Saratogian 2015 Track Season Dark Tuesday front page sleeve, with listings of events for each week on the back of the ad. We invite our member businesses and organizations to submit, at no charge, any opening, exhibit, music or special event that may attract people to Ballston Spa and your business. Please send a brief description with date and time, and by the closing date for the week you want to be listed to [email protected] Publication Date Closing Date Ad theme August 11 August 5 Concerts August 18 August 12 Antiques August 25 August 19 Museums & Galleries September 1 August 26 Art Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association 2015-16 Officers Stacy Simmons, President (Brookside Nursery) [email protected] Catherine Spaneas, Vice President (Saratoga Bridges) [email protected] Michelle Burlingame, Vice President (Burlingame Orthodontics) [email protected] Bernadette VanDeinse, Secretary (Resident) [email protected] Brendan Regan, Treasurer (Ballston Spa National Bank) [email protected]

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2015-16 Board of Directors Dan Barner (Prolific Marketing) [email protected] Jere Blackwelder (Resident) [email protected] Jim Dalpe (WAM Commercial Associates) [email protected] Dominic Garrant (Edward Jones Investments) [email protected] Debi Gustafson (Ye Olde Wishin’ Shoppe), [email protected] Sandy Hassfurter (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Blake Realtor) [email protected] Jennifer Martin (Double M Haunted Hayrides) [email protected] Cyndi Pastore, (Resident) [email protected] Stuart Williams (Ballston Spa Central School District) [email protected]

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B. Spa B. There Events & Activities Around Town

Aug. 6: Annual Ice Cream Social with Union Fire Company Band Aug. 13: Studio Two (Beatles tribute band) Aug 20: The North & South Dakotas (Americana/Roots/Rock) Aug. 27: Sirsy (Indie Rock)

The concert series is free to the public, thanks to major sponsorship support from :

Swimming Under the Stars A summertime tradition in the village! Residents in the Ballston Spa School District are eligible to attend this free event on Saturday, August 8, 8 pmmidnight at the village pool, Ralph Street. Free food, marshmallow roast and music. T-shirts given out to first 300 people attending. Make a splash! For more information, contact the village office, 885-5711.

And by the following: Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Sunset Café, Ballston Spa National Bank, Canvas Hair Salon, Burlingame Orthodontics, Daisy Dry Goods, The Brickyard Tavern, Ballston Spa Teachers Association, First Presbyterian Church of Ballston Spa Rosie Antolick, Jim & Kelly Whittredge, The Mottola Family, Sam Capuano

Ballston Area Seniors Dance Saturday, August 8 7– 10 pm Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road Featuring: The Spurs USA Band Admission: $5 All dances are open to the public

Thank You! Page 6

August 2015

B. Spa B. There Events & Activities Around Town

The 13th Annual Jailhouse Rock 5K Race will take place on Saturday, August 15 at 8:30 am at Brookside Museum. Out and back course begins at the top of the hill by Brookside. Fast course with downhill finishUSTAF Certified. Individual entry: $22 through 8/7/15, $27 from 8/8 through day of race. Friends and family entry: $35 for two through 8/7/15, entries must be submitted together to be eligible; this rate not valid for day of race registration. Online registration at www.active.com; www.runsignup.com. For more information, contact Brookside Museum: 885-4000, [email protected] Open house Sunday 8/2 & 8/4 1-3 pm. 109 Hutchins Road. 4 bedroom Ranch w/ lots of bells and whistles. $211,000 PR Real Estate. Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association

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B. Spa B. There Events & Activities Around Town

Schedule for both nights: 7-8:15 pm Films screen at Ballston Spa High School 7-9 pm Outdoor activities at Old Iron Spring Park prior to outdoor screenings (face painting, crafts, games, activities, etc.) 9-10 pm Films screen at Old Iron Spring Park across from Brookside Museum 10 pmpm-?? AfterAfter-Party at Brookside Museum across from Old Iron Spring Park with refreshments, music, filmmaker/judge interaction and Award Ceremony scheduled for the Saturday evening AfterAfter-Party. How to Participate in First Fridays Every first Friday of the month, downtown Ballston Spa celebrates First Friday. Shops, restaurants, galleries and museums offer special activities such as live music, art displays or other unique happenings. To have your event included on the monthly flyer and posted on social media, contact the First Friday committee at [email protected] with your information. You will also be added to the email distribution list for future First Fridays. Or, you can fill out a form with your information at https://firstfriday.wufoo.com/forms/first-fridays-bsbpa-eventinformation-form/ . Please be sure to submit your activity before the deadline each month and don’t hesitate to contact the committee at the email address above with any questions. Page 8

Celebrating The Arts

Aug. 7 Details on the First Friday page at Ballston.org August 2015

Calendar of Events August 1 Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, 9 am-12 pm, Wiswall Park, featuring live music by Caribbean Breeze Steel Band Garage Sale Fundraiser, 9 am-3 pm, Gateway House of Peace August 6 Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, 3-6 pm, Wiswall Park Annual Ice Cream Social, featuring the Union Fire Company Band 6-8 pm, Wiswall Park August 7 First Friday in Ballston Spa, 6-9 pm, downtown Ballston Spa Community Band performance, 7 pm, Wiswall Park Free Movie in the Park “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”, starting at dusk, Wiswall Park August 7-8 Ballston Spa International Short Film Festival, 7 pm at Ballston Spa High School, 9 pm at Old Iron Spring Park August 8 Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, 9 am-12 pm, Wiswall Park, featuring live music by Kevin Mullaney Ballston Spa Seniors Dance, 7-10 pm, Milton Community Center Swimming Under the Stars, 8 pm-Midnight, Ballston Spa Village Pool August 9 All You Can Eat Breakfast, 8-11 am, Ballston Spa Elks Lodge August 13 Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, 3-6 pm, Wiswall Park Concert in the Park, Studio Two, 6-8 pm, Wiswall Park August 14, 15, 21, 22 BARC Youth Theatre Production “Mary Poppins”, 7 pm (Fridays), 1 pm and 7 pm (Saturdays), Ballston Spa High School August 15 Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, 9 am-12 pm, Wiswall Park, featuring live music by Bentwood Rockers Jailhouse Rock 5K Race, 8:30 am, Brookside Museum August 17 BSBPA Board of Directors Meeting, 7 pm, Brookside Museum August 18 Networking Breakfast, 7:30-8:30 am, Hope Church/Spa Christian School August 20 Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 am-3 pm, Curtis Lumber Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, 3-6 pm, Wiswall Park Concert in the Park, featuring North & South Dakotas, 6-8 pm, Wiswall Park August 22 Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, 9 am-12 pm, Wiswall Park, featuring live music by Play It Again August 27 Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, 3-6 pm, Wiswall Park Concert in the Park, featuring Sirsy, 6-8 pm, Wiswall Park August 29 Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, 9 am-12 pm, Wiswall Park, featuring live music by Junk Rocket