Newsletters

January 2022 Newsletter

It’s always a bit of a jolt to write that new date–2022!  It’s like the first footprint on a fresh blanket of snow–new beginnings and possibilities. In this issue, BSBPA President Sandy Hassfurter offers some thoughts for the upcoming year.  There’s a look back on the very festive holiday parade and downtown window decorating, the… Read more »


December 2021 Newsletter

We’ve made it through another year of ups and downs in this crazy world.  This year we can once again celebrate the season together with a well-loved tradition–the Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting gets underway at 6:30 pm on December 3 and officially brings the holiday spirit (and Santa!) to town.  Read more… Read more »


November 2021 Newsletter

How is it November already?  2021 has flown by and we find ourselves heading into the Thanksgiving and upcoming holiday season.  What a difference a year makes, and although there are still challenges to manage, there is much to be positive about. We have been able to gather together more this year and doing so… Read more »


October 2021 Newsletter

And just like that, it is October!  And that means it’s Car Show time!  BSBPA volunteers have been working hard to bring the 19th Annual “The Way We Were” Car Show back to downtown Ballston Spa this October 10th.  After going virtual last year, it’ll be great to be “Together Again” in person.   As always,… Read more »


August 2021 Newsletter

We’re wringing ourselves out after an unusually soggy July, but our spirits haven’t dampened as there is still a lot of summer left to enjoy! In this issue:  Rae Whitehead introduces us to some of the youngest entrepreneurs to be found at the Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market.  Speaking of the market–Saturday morning’s market will be… Read more »


July 2021 Newsletter

We hope you’ve been able to get back out and enjoy summer once again–what a difference a year makes!  In this issue, find out about the activities that make summer in Ballston Spa so enjoyable, from concerts, to outdoor movies, farmers’ markets and more. Read about a fascinating local woman who’s life story is being… Read more »


June 2021 Newsletter

Are you ready for the summer?  What a wonderful feeling to walk around town, seeing people out and about, shopping, dining, visiting the farmers’ market, listening to musicians on a soft summer evening, watching movies under the stars.  Ballston Spa summer fun is back and we’re ready to celebrate.  Starting this month, the farmers’ market… Read more »


May 2021 Newsletter

The Village of Ballston Spa will once again hum with life this summer, a summer that will look more like those we remember before 2020 and COVID-19 curtailed much of the social interaction and public activities we were used to. And while gatherings will continue to follow the prevailing New York State guidelines, as vaccinations… Read more »


April 2021 Newsletter

April is a time for rebirth and renewal, and it’s starting to feel like that for us here at the BSBPA.  Our new board President, Sandy Hassfurter, starts off this month’s newsletter.  While she is new to the role of president, she is not new to the executive board, having been a Vice President for… Read more »


March 2021 Newsletter

This month marks a year since the COVID19 pandemic threw all our lives into turmoil of one kind or another.  It’s incredible to look back on the challenges, the losses–and the resilience that have brought us to this point. Here’s to all of you who have persevered and who continue to do so! March is… Read more »


January 2021 Newsletter

I’m sure just about everyone is ready to put 2020 in the been there-done that column!  Let’s not dwell on what is behind us but look ahead to 2021 and all its possibilities.  In this issue, BSBPA President Stacy Simmons has some thoughts as we jump into the new year.  There certainly are promising things… Read more »


December 2020 Newsletter

If there was ever a year to say that “we need a little Christmas”, this is it!  And December in Ballston Spa kicks off with a decidedly different, but no less merry celebration.  Read about this year’s Tree Lighting and Neighborhood Holiday Parade–and if you live in the village, keep an eye out for Santa… Read more »