Local Briefs

Local Briefs

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,…
Annual Church Garage & Bake Sale Indoor, rain or shine.  Saturday, November 11, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  No early birds admitted.  All proceeds benefit church youth group activities.  The sale will take place at the Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, located at 24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs.  Something for everyone:  Antique, vintage, gently used, new.  Furniture, linens, housewares, books, CDs, toys, collectibles, appliances, jewelry, much more.  No clothing or computers.  Bring a box to fill!  Plus, home-made cakes, pies…
Winter Edition of “The Guide”  “The Guide”, a listing of winter activities offered by the Town of Malta’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Human Services is available online at www.maltaparksrec.com. It is available at the Malta Community Center and registration will begin for winter classes and programs on November 1, 2017.  New classes, sports programs and special events are scheduled to begin in December.  Please call the Malta Community Center at 518-899-4411 for more information. Fundraiser for After the Fire…
Soundbytes Fundraiser Saratoga Soundtrack’s Open Mic Fundraiser Featuring a multitude of talents: guitar/singer duos, soloists, poets, comedians, piano/vocalists, quartets, acoustic, rock, a cappella and more. It will be held on Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, located at 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs. A $10 (suggested donation) including participants.  Interested in performing? Email your name or group name and contact information with a brief description of your talent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 20.  Ballston Area…
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  • COURT Nicholas J. Valcik, 34, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Dec. 5 to promoting prison contraband in the first-degree. Sentencing scheduled Jan. 30, 2018.  Trevor J. Hammar, 29, of Milton, pleaded Dec. 5 to felony burglary, and two felony counts grand larceny in connection with incidents suspected of taking place in Milton in October. Sentencing scheduled for Jan. 30.  Lana M. Senecal, 28, of Middle Grove, pleaded Dec. 6 to felony grand larceny in connection with an incident in Malta. Placed on interim probation to include Treatment Court.  Blake E. Labarge, 25, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Dec. 6 to five…

Property Transactions

  • TOWN OF BALLSTON  22 Main St., $12,500. Kenneth Merchant sold property to Ballston Lake Sewer District.  17 Lot 2 France Lane John and Florence France sold property to Craig and Catherine Todd.  60 McMaster St., $300,000. John and Robin Conroe sold property to Timothy and Amy Fealey. CLIFTON PARK 5212 Forest Point Dr. South, $212,500. Salvatore and Glenda Corcione sold property to Jeremiah and Jennifer Richardson. 14 Tanglewood Dr., $307,500. Jason Sczerba and Shaunesy McIntyre sold property to Kristie and William Schohn, Jr.  169 Tallow Wood Dr., $175,000. Helena Marks sold property to Jiabin Li and Kuiyang Zhang.  22 Payne…
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