Newsletters

February 2019 Newsletter

As I write this, we are in the throes of a “polar vortex”.  Ah, winter in the great Northeast.  What we need is a cure for this cabin fever–and what better way to warm our hearts than with CHOCOLATE!  In this issue, read all about our 6th Annual Chocolate Fest which is the feature event… Read more »


January 2019 Newsletter

Happy New Year!  It’s the time to look ahead, make plans, get organized and hit the ground running!  In this issue, BSBPA President Stacy Simmons is checking in, offering some food for thought as we step into 2019.  There’s information on the 6th Annual Chocolate Fest, which takes place on February 1.  We’re looking for… Read more »


November 2018 Newsletter

Have you looked around recently and thought to yourself–how is it November already?!  The seasonal changes have shortened our daylight, have us bundling up against the cooler weather and perhaps have us thinking about family gatherings and festivities to come.  That’s what we have on our minds these days, as we are well underway in… Read more »


October 2018 Newsletter

Nothing like starting off autumn with a flurry of activity!  October’s First Friday celebrates “Love Local” with a special shopping incentive, the 16th Annual “The Way We Were Car” Show fills the downtown with cars, music, food and fun and the Ballston Spa School District brings out school and community spirit during Homecoming Week.  Plus… Read more »


September 2018 Newsletter

It’s September-typically one of the nicest times of the year here in upstate NY.  The hot, humid summer days are waning and we welcome temperate days and cool evenings.  In this issue, we look back at some of our very successful summer events and look forward to the Fall’s major event, the 16th Annual “The… Read more »


August 2018 Newsletter

It’s August, and while we are certainly in the midst of all the usual mid-summer activities, we are already looking forward to Fall and one of our biggest events, the 16th Annual “The Way We Were” Car Show.  Taking place on Sunday, October 7, the Car Show is our big fundraiser for the year.  It… Read more »


July 2018 BSBPA Newsletter

It’s July, and the heat is on!  We hope you are staying cool, and enjoying the simple things that make life in our small town so worth living.  From Adopt a Plot volunteers to the farmers’ market’s fresh summer produce, tasty baked goods and unique artisan crafts, to outdoor events for the entire community, to… Read more »


June 2018 BSBPA Newsletter

June is the official start of the summer season, and that means Ballstonians are taking it outside–whether dining al fresco, taking part in recreational activities or just enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve earned after the past winter!  This month, we roll out three of our most popular events: The Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, Movies in… Read more »


May 2018 BSBPA Newsletter

We’re on the countdown to the start of the summer season and here in Ballston Spa, things will be hopping.  Read about all the great family activities, from outdoor concerts and movies to farmers markets.  There’s information on some great networking mixer dates, a new board member to introduce and great events going on around… Read more »


April 2018 BSBPA Newsletter

April not only begins the BSBPA’s fiscal year for 2018, it also kicks off the Association’s 35th year of service!  It’s amazing to think about all the people who came before us who nurtured and grew the organization, making it into what it is today.  And through the entirety of its 35 years, the vision… Read more »


March 2018 BSBPA Newsletter

It’s that time of year when we start to turn the corner, weather-wise, and spring is more than just a rumor!  For the BSBPA, March is when we wrap up our fiscal year and start fresh, looking forward to all our 2018 plans at our Annual Meeting.  It’s something that happens every year, but this… Read more »


February 2018 BSBPA Newsletter

It’s February in upstate New York,  the heart of our cold, winter season. What better way to warm up, than to “stroll for chocolate”?!  The 5th Annual Chocolate Fest takes place on Friday, February 2, and anticipation is high for some tasty samplings.  See this issue for “sweet spot” locations, along with other First Friday… Read more »