Member News

Birdhouse & Banner Flash Sale

There will be a flash sale of this year’s birdhouses and banners on Friday, November 1, noon to 7 pm and Saturday, November 2, 10 am to 3 pm at the Ballston Spa Public Library, 21 Milton Avenue.  Sale will be in the library parking lot or in the community room, in event of rain. … Read more »


Local Artisans Wanted!

The Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum is seeking local artisans for the annual Artisan’s Market. This is a juried, month long market, for local vendors of hand-made goods. Vendors set-up their displays and Brookside handles all sales and taxes. The Market is open the public from Saturday November 30 through December 23 during… Read more »


2nd Annual Ballston Spa Birdhouse Competition Winners

The 2nd Annual Ballston Spa Birdhouse Competition was held on Saturday, May 4. Over 250 birdhouses were created and decorated by children and adults along with colorful hand-painted banners with “Hope/Peace” birds.   All are on display throughout the village’s downtown and along the Tedisco Walking Trail, through the summer months.   Category winners of “The Mayor’s Choice… Read more »


Craft and Antique Vendors Wanted!

The Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum is holding a Craft and Antique Fair on Saturday, July 13 from 10 am – 4 pm. We are seeking vendors of handmade crafts, antique/historic collectibles and farm products. Please visit http://www.brooksidemuseum.org/craft-and-antique-vendors-wanted/ for more information.


Thanksgiving Bag Ministry – Thank You

Here is an account of the very successful Thanksgiving Bag Ministry 2018. Thank you all for your contributions! On Sunday collection day before church service was even over, our chapel tables were loaded above and below with food bags filled and brought in by congregations of the local churches. It was somewhat overwhelming. Then the… Read more »


Ballston Spa Artist Creates Art Installation for Tedisco Trail

  Noted Ballston Spa artist and BSBPA member Mark Blech was awarded a $2,500 Artist Grant from Saratoga Arts to create and install an original cast concrete sculpture, “Homeostasis,” on the Tedisco Nature Trail in Ballston Spa on July 9. In a unique twist, the sculpture is a work in progress, designed to interact with… Read more »