Member News

Southern Adirondack Independent Living-Ballston Spa Location Re-opens

We’re back! Sort of…having been deemed essential workers we never really stopped working. Since mid March the Ballston Spa physical location of Southern Adirondack Independent Living (SAIL) Center has been closed to the public during the COVID shutdown implemented by Governor Cuomo. We all have been working remotely assisting our consumers who needed assistance during… Read more »


Community Art Project Honoring First Responders

From Artist and Community Art coordinator Mark Blech: Thank you all for participating in Ballston Spa BLOOMS!   The banners and birdhouses look GREAT in the village!   We’re starting a new community arts program to honor the First Responders in our community who keep our village safe and protected. The program includes new banners… Read more »


Saratoga Sews Needs Help Producing Facemasks

Saratoga Sews is making masks for our high risk neighbors at no charge. We need people who can cut patterns or sew. We can supply materials and  even sewing machines and cutters. Help us fill the 1,500 orders from our at risk and first responder neighbors along with the 2,500 residents! If you can help,… Read more »


Ballston Area Seniors Cancellations

Please note that the Ballston Area Seniors have cancelled all activities until after April 20th. No luncheons, activities, dances, pickin’s. This closure is for all activities.


Save Brookside

The Saratoga County Historical Society/Brookside Museum has begun a campaign to reorganize and prevent the potential closure of the museum. Two local organizations have agreed to provide initial partial funding to keep Brookside’s doors open during this period of change. Local history, group the Saratoga County Area History Roundtable, has also begun a joint fundraising… 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 »


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 »