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  • Ellen Mottola, Editor info@ballston.orgEllen Mottola, Editor info@ballston.orgEllen Mottola, Editor info@ballston.orgEllen Mottola, Editor

    December 2014

    Ballston Spa

    Holiday weekend

    Friday, December 5th Festivities Christmas Music by BSHS Orchestra 5-6 pm

    Ballston Spa United Methodist Church, 101 Milton Avenue

    Orchestra will perform in the fellowship room, refresh- ments and crafts upstairs starting at 5:30 pm

    Holiday Choral & Instrumental Music 5:30-6:30 pm

    BSHS Show Choir performs carols in Wiswall Park while groups of instrumentalists from the BSHS Band play holi- day tunes on the street corners around the downtown area.

    Ballston Spa Holiday Parade-6:30 pm

    Holiday floats, musicians, fire trucks and much more. Our grand marshals are BSBPA member businesses, non-profits

    and residents. Sponsored by Ballston Spa National Bank, Ballston Spa Veterinary Clinic, Curtis Lumber,

    and Brookside Museum. Tree Lighting in Wiswall Park, Front & Low Streets

    Approx. 7:45-8:00 pm

    Be there as Santa officially lights up the Village tree.

    Visit with Santa—Following Tree Lighting

    Ballston Spa National Bank, 87 Front Street.

    Get your picture taken with Santa after the parade. In addi- tion to your free photo, each child will receive a new one

    dollar bill and candy cane.

    Joseph’s Journey 7:35 pm First Baptist Church, 202 Milton Avenue

    Toys for Tots Collection Community Emergency Corps Saratoga County Sheriffs

    Low Street

    Also accepting new, unwrapped toys through Dec. 15th.

    Open House 6-9 pm

    Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street Exhibit Opening: “Through the Lens of Time-

    Treasures from the Brookside Photography Collection” Artisan’s Market

    First Friday events at the following venues:

    Canvas Hair Salon, LLC, Ye Olde Wishin’ Shoppe, Medbery Inn & Spa, A Bead Just So, Creative Endeav- ors, Daisy Dry Goods, Elliott Property Services, Corina Contemporary Jewelry, Two If By Sea, Coffee Planet, Whitehouse Restaurant, Lynne’s Candles & Inspira- tions, Bella Nani Salon & Spa, The Drapery Work- room, Crystal Cuts Hair Salon, Almost One of a Kind

    Quilt Shop, Strolling Village Artisans.

    Visit the First Friday page at for details!

    Saturday, December 6th Activities Breakfast with Santa 8-11 am

    St. Mary's School Gymnasium, 40 Thompson St.

    Breakfast, family activities, live performances, reading cor- ner, photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus

    Artisan’s Market 12 - 4 pm Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street Holiday Open Houses 10 am - 5 pm

    Stone Soup Antiques Gallery, 19 Low Street Daisy Dry Goods, 28 Front Street

    Roast Beef Dinner and Bake Sale 4:00-6:30 pm Ballston Spa United Methodist Church,101 Milton Ave. Eat in or Take Out. Adults: $12.00, Children 5-12: $5.00,

    Children under 4, free

    Sunday, December 7th Activities Holiday Open Houses 10 am - 5 pm

    Stone Soup Antiques Gallery, 19 Low Street Daisy Dry Goods

    The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association would like to thank the many hardworking volunteers who have helped to make our events and committees

    run so smoothly, our sponsors for their generous help in making those events possible and you, our members, for your continued sup- port of the Association and its efforts as together we keep Ballston Spa a vibrant

    community throughout the year.

    Wishing you a joyful holiday season and a healthy and prosperous New Year!

    Interim President Interim Vice President Interim Vice President Treasurer Secretary

    Bernadette VanDeinse Stacy Simmons Catherine Spaneas Brendan Regan Cyndi Pastore

    Resident Brookside Nursery Saratoga Bridges Ballston Spa National Bank Resident

  • December 2014

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    From Our Members and Neighbors

    Thank you to the following for their support for Adopt A Plot through their donation: Michael & Bradlea Raga-Barone, VFW Post 358. Your generosity helps Ballston Spa “bloom”!

    Ballston Spa United Methodist Church’s monthly free lunch is Sat- urday, December 20, 11:30-1 pm. The church will have a Christmas Eve service at 7 pm. Need holiday gifts for a client or business associate? On The Go Concierge is offering a variety of gift baskets to give your clients for the holidays. You can choose from Chocolate Lover's, Taste of Italy, or Brunch in Upstate NY. Check out www.OnTheGoSaratoga.Com for a full list of services and to inquire about gifts for your customers.

    Brookside Nursery announces that the winners of it’s “You’ve Been Brooksided!” decorating initiative are Brookside Museum and Saratoga County Veterans House on Church Avenue. Both locations will be treated to festive holiday decorations courtesy of Brookside Nursery. Thank you to all

    who sent in nominations.

    Good Night Noodle is now open for Pho, Pad Thai and more. Located in the Good Morning Café on Route 50 in Ballston Spa, Good Night Noodle is a “pop-up” restau- rant open Friday and Thursday nights for dine in and take out from 4:30 -8:30 pm. Good Night Noodle is an Asian inspired noodle soup café featuring organic, minimally proc- essed ingredients. Based on tradi- tional South East Asian recipes with an exciting modern flair, pho, Pad Thai and daily specials feature inten- tionally sourced ingredients that are always fresh, healthy, organic, gluten free, local, sustainable, authentic, delicious and prepared with love!

    The Ballston Spa Community Band will be performing its Holiday Concert at the Wilton Mall on De- cember 17. The concert will be at 7 pm in the alcove outside of Planet Fitness.

    Ballston Spa Elks Lodge's All You Can Eat Breakfast is Dec.14 from 8-11 am. Please bring your kids to visit with Santa that morning and

    give him their letter of Christmas wishes. Breakfast Buffet includes scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries, French toast, pancakes along with eggs and omelets to order. Adults $7, Seniors (60 plus) $6, Children (4 -10) $5.

    Andy Champagne has taken over the family contracting business started by his dad Pete Cham- pagne. Formerly Champagne & Son, the business will now be known as A. Champagne Builders, phone number is (518) 528-4456, website

    Congratulations to BSBPA resident members Don Hillmann and Car- rie Chapman on the birth of their daughter, Cecilia Montgomery Hillmann on November 16.

    Anne Marie Aubin of Inspira- tional Touch Massage is offering massage gift card specials for the holidays. For more information, cal 858-7193 or visit inspirationaltouch- Touch is located at MyGym Fitness Cen- ter, Route 50.

    Renewing members this month: Strolling Village Artisans; Donna Shorkey, CPA; JDC Dance Center; Fun N Jump Bounces, LLC; First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa; Gateway House of Peace; VFW Post 358; Malta Avenue PTA; Michael & Bradlea Raga-Barone. Thank you for your continued support!

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    Kincaid Network Solutions

    Jim VanDemark

    1252 Saratoga Road

    Ballston Spa, NY

    518 584-5350

    Welcome to Our New Members

    ACO Property Advisors. Inc.

    Alan Oppenheim

    178 Elm Street

    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    518 584-9578

    Seams Dreamy

    Deborah Harper

    28 Front Street

    (inside Daisy Dry Goods)

    Ballston Spa, NY

    518 281-9179

    Gift Certificate Participant

    Canvas Hair Salon, LLC

    Jessica Shambo

    90 Front Street

    Ballston Spa, NY

    518 288-3620

    Gift Certificate Participant

  • Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association Page 3

    BSBPA Members: Do you have upcoming events or news that you would like to share in our next issue? Contact Ellen Mottola,, 885-2772 (phone or fax) or mail to BSBPA, PO Box 386, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. The deadline for the January 2015

    issue is December 26, 2014. Promptness is always appreciated, questions answered with a smile!

    Member ItemsMember ItemsMember Items Gather with friends to sing choruses, hear stories, smell the fresh balsam, and warm your heart as we approach the solstice. Folk singer Dan Berggren is performing at Caffé Lena on December 14 at 7 pm. Dan, a Ballston Spa resident and BSBPA member, is being accompanied by Greenfield Center's Ed Lowman on bass and fiddle. Dan and Ed will also be featuring "A Child's Christ- mas in Wales" by Dylan Thomas on the 100th anniversary of the author's birth. Audience members will be in- vited to submit a short written greet- ing to friends and relatives, which Dan will share with the audience, in- cluding those viewing the concert via live webcast at Concert Window - The concert “A Winter's Eve” is at 47 Phila Street in Saratoga Springs. Advance tickets via are recommended.

    The Ballston Spa House and Gar- den Club is selling mini-boxwood holiday trees. Each tree is approxi- mately 12" hi