The Express Newspaper December 7, 2017

The Express Newspaper – January 19, 2017

Calendar of Events



 logo2-01Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 7:00 pm

SACC Paint and Sip

STILLWATER - The Stillwater Area Community Center is partnering with Saratoga Paint and Sip to bring you a new, fun way to help us raise money for the development of our Arts Programming here at the center! Grab your friends and join us.


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Art and Craft Show

MALTA - Malta Presbyterian Church, Dunning St. If you would like to be a vendor or would like additional information contact Jane Morrison or 518-928-2655


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All You Can Eat Breakfast ($)

CLIFTON PARK - The event will at the firehouse on Old Route 146, between Route 9 and 146 in Clifton Park. The menu will include Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Toast, Coffee, Juice and Milk. Tours of the fire trucks and equipment will also be given to all who attend as we also kick off National Fire Prevention Week which is October 4th to 10th, with fire safety information.


French ToastSunday, Oct. 4th from 7:30-11:00 am

Monthly Breakfast ($)

JOHNSONVILLE - The Johnsonville Rescue Squad located at 4 River Rd. Menu consists of eggs, French toast, pancakes, hash browns, fruit, juice, coffee omelets, sausage and toast. Cost adults 13 up $7 children 5-12 $4 Bring your returns or sign up to volunteer and help your community


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Wednesday Oct. 7th 

WATERFORD - Join the Waterford Museum & Cultural Center on Fall Bus Trip. Return at 4:30 – 5 pm. For more information please call Emily Wilson at (518) 237-7122.



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Pulled Pork Sandwich Dinner (Take-out Only) ($)

SCHAGHTICOKE - Victor Lodge on Route 67. The menu will feature pulled pork in a large bun with special sauce plus Cole slaw, baked beans, applesauce, and brownies. The public is invited to enjoy their meal at the lodge.   Refreshments and entertainment are being planned for those who decide to eat at the lodge. Reservations can be made by calling 753-0406.


Sunday, Oct. 11th 8-11:00 am

Monthly Breakfast ($)

VALLEY FALLS - The Valley Falls VFW Aux 1938 located on Poplar Ave, will be having their monthly breakfast Sunday Oct. 11th 8-11 AM. Menu consists of eggs made to order, French toast, pancakes, toast, hash browns, bacon, sausage juice, coffee and biscuits with sausage gravy. Cost $7 for 13 and up children 5-12 $4. Rada knives for sale.


Cracker-Barrel-Roast-Beef-DinnerThursday, Oct. 15th from 5-6:30 pm

Annual Harvest Roast Beef Dinner ($)

STILLWATER - The Women’s Association of Stillwater United Church, 747 Hudson Ave., in the Church’s Fellowship Hall. The dinner consists of family style servings of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, winter squash, coleslaw, rolls, pie and beverage. Takeout available. Cost: $12 Adults; $5 Ages 5-10; Under 5 Free. For advanced tickets contact the church office 664-7984. Tickets may also be at the door. The historic designated church is handicap accessible.


urlFriday, Oct. 16th 10-2:00 pm

Round Table Discussion -The Industrial Revolution in the Champlain Canal Region

SCHUYLERVILLE - Roundtable discussion. Stories gathered at the roundtable will be used to develop exhibit panels for the new Canal Region Gateway Visitor Center in Schuylerville. The Saratoga Town Hall is located at 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville. The workshop is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided for a FEE. Registration is required, please contact Margaret Gibbs at


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A Walk Back In Time Dinner

MALTA - Malta Presbyterian Church, 118 Dunning St. Cost: $7.00 Per person. Turkey Stuffing and all the fixings. Speakers on local history: Paul Perreault, Malta Town Historian, Linda Palmeri, Stillwater Town Historian and Curator for Stillwater Blockhouse.

Saturday, Oct. 17 4-7:00

Annual Turkey Dinner ($)

VISCHER FERRY - Amity Reformed Church, 335 Riverview Road, Vischer Ferry. Take out orders will be available from 4pm to 6:30 pm.   Tickets will be $10.00 for adults, $5.00 children ages 6-12 and under 5 free may be purchased at the door.   Reservations not needed. Featured as always will be the bake sale of home made cakes, cookies, brownies and fruited breads.


Genealogy-TreeSaturday, Oct. 17th Starts at 8:45 am

October Genealogy Conference ($$)

SCHUYLERVILLE - Scott Andrew Bartley will be the speaker at the annual Heritage Hunters Genealogy Conference. The Conference at Saratoga Town Hall in Schuylerville, at the corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29, (12 Spring St. Included in the cost is a hot lunch, breaks and exhibits.. For information and registration - call 518-587-2978 or email: melfrejo@aol


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Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus

Monday Night Rehearsals ($$)

SARATOGA - Attend Monday night rehearsals with Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus from October 19-December 7th, 7:00-8:15 pm. Learn traditional and modern holiday classics in women's 4-part a capela harmony and be a part of our " a ca CELEBRATION!" Show pm December 7th to benefit Code Blue Saratoga. Rehearsals and the show will take place at the Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs, NY. Register on-line at or call 518-747-3823, or email


Roasted-Pork-Loin-DinnerSaturday, Oct. 24, 5 & 6:30 pm

Roast Pork Dinner ($)

SCHAGHTICOKE - Presbyterian Church Call Sylvia 753-4545 for reservations.


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Sunday, Oct. 25 1-4:00 pm

Saratoga County 4-H Offers Horse Club Open House

BALLSTON SPA— Saratoga County 4-H offers the First Annual “4-H Horse Open House” at the 4-H Training Center, 556 Middleline Road in Ballston Spa. This event is open to the public and seeks youth ages 8-18 with an interest in horses. You do not need to own a horse to attend! Come check out what we are all about. If you or anyone you know may be interested in attending, please contact Carter at the Saratoga County 4-H Office at


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Bridge Tournament ($)

CLIFTON PARK - The Patricia Ashline Memorial Bridge Tournament at The VISTA Restaurant in Clifton Park The event will benefit Care Links, a program which supports senior citizens by linking them with volunteers in the community for non-medical assistance. To register, please call Francine Rodger, at 518-331-4011 before November 1st.

Summer – Calendar of Events

thrift-storeOPEN Every Wednesday from 9- 12:00 Noon

1ST Saturday of Each Month from 9-12:00 noon ($)

Thrift Shop at Christ United Methodist Church JOHNSONVILLE - Just off Rte. 67 in Johnsonville, NY, except on holidays. Most items are priced at $2.00 per bag.




Waterford Library

Thursday, July 16th at 6:30 pm

Waterford Library Meeting

WATERFORD - The Friends of the Waterford Public Library will meet to discuss and plan 2015 and 2016 events and fundraising activities in the Community Room at Van Schoonhoven Square, Waterford, NY. Members of the community interested in participating and joining the Friends are invited to attend.


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Chicken BBQ ($)

SCHAGHTICOKE - Victor Lodge of Schaghticoke on Route 67 on July 18. The menu will include 1/2 chicken, salads, baked beans, rolls and brownies. Members of the lodge are cooking and they will serve dinners from 4 until 6.   Reservations are appreciated and they can be made by calling 753-0406


Genealogy-TreeSaturday, July 18th at 1:00 pm

Genealogy and Local History

SCHUYLERVILLE - Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville.   Susan Voso Lab, costume and textile historian, will help date “mystery photos” in family history collections by analyzing the clothing worn in the pictures. Those attending should bring photos an hour before the start of the regular meeting, if the photographs require scanning. Public is welcome. For information call 587-2978


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Breakfast ($)

SCHAGHTICOKE - Victor Lodge of Schaghticoke on Route 67.   The menu will be pancakes, Belgian waffles, omelets, scrambled eggs, potatoes with and without onions, Knickerbocker soufflé, sausage, bacon, juice and coffee.   Serving is from 7:30 to 11:00.     The public is invited to enjoy a warm breakfast with good company.


ad_family-fun-nightFriday, July 24th from 6:30-8:00 pm

Family Fun Night

MECHANICVILLE - Everyone is invited to Highway Tabernacle's Backyard 235 Hudson Ave, Mechanicville Come and bring your favorite game (bocce, horseshoes, croquet, can-jam, ladder golf, etc.) Board games are also welcome. Basketball court on premises.


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Smith Family Reunion

GANSEVOORT - Descendants of Margaret Hawley Smith, of Schaghticoke, at the Gansevoort Fire Department Hall, 1870 Route 32N, Gansevoort, NY. Table settings, meat and beverages will be provided. Bring a dish to pass and any photos, scrapbooks and special memories of Grandma Smith. Call Ken and Gerry Smith, Allee Wheeler or Raema Mitchell for information and directions.

saladLuncheonMonday, July 27th 11:00 am

Memorial Service Korean War Luncheon to Follow

GLENS FALLS - The Korean War Veterans' Assoc., Adirondack Chapter 60, ,are asked to l meet at 11:00 a.m. at the Korean War Memorial in Crandall Park in Glens Falls. Ambrosia Restaurant just off Exit 19 of the Northway at noon. We will be ordering off the menu. Please phone reservations in to Patti and Gene Slavin at 793-2358 by July 25th.

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Hoosic Valley Booster Club Community Celebration

SCHAGHTICOKE - The Hoosic Valley Booster club will be holding a Community Celebration honoring the New York State Class C Champion, Hoosic Valley Varsity Boys Baseball Team. Please join the team, coaches, friends, family and the Hoosic Valley Community in the Picnic Pavilion at Joe Bruno Stadium, 80 Vandenburg Avenue, Troy, New York 12180.

Visit the school website for the ticket order form, contact Bonnie Speanburg at 573-1852 or Don Espey Jr. at 225-0770 with questions.


youcantooThursday, July 30th at 4:00 pm

Foster Parent Meeting

BALLSTON SPA – Services Building, 152 W. High St. Saratoga County is in need of foster homes for school-aged children and teenagers. Please contact Melissa Myers or Stacey McVaigh at 884-4157.


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Horse Farms Tour

SARATOGA - Join us for a FREE Horse Farm For more information contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County at 518-885-8995. The horse farms featured this year on the tour are: Avanti Stables, Howe Road Training Facility, Old Friends at Cabin Creek in the Town of Greenfield, McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in the Town of Saratoga, Traylor Stables in the Town of Malta, North Country Horses/ReRun a retraining and Thoroughbred adoption farm and Stonebridge Farm in Gansevoort. New this year Upstate Medical Equine a veterinary hospital in Schuylerville. Tour information can also be found at


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Mechanicville Class of 1965 ($)

MECHANICVILLE - Fairways of Halfmoon...Mechanicville Class of 1965 50th Class reunion. Buffet, band, cash bar. Contact John DiVirgilio by August 15th at 466-3919.


The Express Newspaper – April 9, 2015

Stillwater United Breakfast – by V. Albert

STILLWATER JANUARY 3- The smell of freshly-brewed coffee, bacon eggs, pancakes and sausage filled the air at the Stillwater United Church on Saturday.  The members of the church, under the coordination of Chris and Rick Nelson, hosted their first community breakfast of the new year with high hopes and great food.

Read the entire article in the Jan. 8th issue of the Express.

Breakfast at the Clifton Park FD – Sunday, Jan.

Come and kick off the new year and have breakfast at our all-you-can-eat breakfast CLIFTON PARK The Clifton Park Fire Department will hold its monthly All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Sunday January 4th, 2015… start your New Year’s Resolution right by joining us.  The event will run from 8am to 11:30am at the firehouse on Old Route 146, between Route 9 and 146 in Clifton Park. The menu will include Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Toast, Coffee, Juice and Milk.  The costs for the all you can eat breakfast is $5.00 for Adults, $3.00 for Children 6 to 12 and FREE for kids under 6. Tours of the fire trucks and equipment will also be given to all who attend.  Come and start off the New Year with us and have breakfast!