Member News

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 for more information.

2nd Annual Ballston Spa Birdhouse Competition

Calling All Bird Lovers. If you’re the creative type, enter this fun competition to create the most unique, fun, different or crazy birdhouse. Prizes will be awarded.  It’s open to everyone in and outside of Ballston Spa. No entry fee. And if you’re not good with a hammer and nails,the Ballston Spa Public Library has… Read more »

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 »

Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund Grant Information

The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund continues to accept grant applications from eligible nonprofit charities until the submission deadline of August 31, 2018, according to Caroline Putman, Chair of the Community Fund’s Independent Advisory Committee.  Grant information and application forms may be obtained from the Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund website at The Adirondack… 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 »

Arnoff Pack & Ship

BSBPA member Carmel Harwood (Arnoff Pack & Ship, 10 Stonebreak Road, Malta), shared her franchise June newsletter.  Along with a 20% coupon and information about custom crating, there is a nice piece about our May 23 BSBPA and Chamber of Southern Saratoga County Mixer at Dunning Street Station.  Here’s a link.  Carmel will be hosting… Read more »

Ballston Spa Lions Club Music Park at the Old Iron Spring

The Ballston Spa Lions Club has taken on the project of bringing music and entertainment to a historic park in Ballston Spa.  The newly dedicated Ballston Spa Lions Club Music Park at the Old Iron Spring was established as a legacy project to recognize the 100th Anniversary of Lions Club International and the 68 years… Read more »