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July 2020 Newsletter

Downtown Ballston Spa is back!  As the Capital Region enters Phase 4 of re-opening in this  COVID-19 “new normal”, our village is gradually and safely bringing back in-person dining and shopping.  Read more about it in this issue.  Plus, information about the Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, upcoming summer events, along with Association news (meet our… Read more »


2020 Ballston Spa Beautification Awards

The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association is requesting nominations for its 2020 Property Beautification Awards in Ballston Spa. The awards are given in recognition of the restoration, renovation, new build, and beautification efforts by homeowners and businesses, which have enhanced the Ballston Spa area within the past 2 years.  This year’s awards will again… Read more »


Ballston Spa Downtown Reopening

  Downtown Ballston Spa is Back! On June 19, to celebrate the return of in-person dining and shopping to the downtown area, BSBPA board members Sandy Hassfurter, Christine Kernochan, Kelly Ostrander, Kathi Leigh, Donna Martin, Bernadette VanDeinse  and executive administrator Ellen Mottola were joined by Mayor Larry Woolbright, Milton Supervisor Benny Zlotnick, NYS Senator Jim… Read more »


Front Street-Outdoor Dining and Shopping

Announcement from the Village of Ballston Spa: PUBLIC NOTICE OF STREET CLOSING AND NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN On Monday June 8 the Village Board approved the temporary closing of Front Street between Bath Street and Low Street in order to allow Village businesses in that block to expand their operations across the sidewalk and into the… Read more »


Ballston Spa Restaurant Bingo!

Here’s a fun way to support our BSBPA restaurant and beverage members who are offering takeout and delivery services and be in the running for a gift card to enjoy later! Print out the bingo card below with our member restaurant and beverage businesses.  Mark off each one you receive takeout and/or delivery from, save… Read more »


June 2020 Newsletter

As we start the summer season and the warm days coax us outside, things in our village are still not quite as they usually are.  But there are little signs that we are slowly making our way back.  In this issue: The Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market will be open for the season starting June 13,… Read more »


COVID-19 Information and Resources

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions,  Networking Breakfasts have been suspended until further notice.   We hope to resume in August. Many of our local small businesses are now open to in-person shopping while following NYS guidelines which require masks and social distancing.  Some still offer appointment and online shopping with curbside delivery.  Restaurants can have limited… Read more »


May 2020 Newsletter

It has been heartening to see the camaraderie and resilience of the Ballston Spa community during these past several weeks.  Even as we continue to face uncertainty as to how and when we can start to move toward a measured “re-opening”,  we remain optimistic that the time will come for us to be together again. … Read more »


Facebook Video Post Opportunities for BSBPA Members

We understand COVID 19 shutdowns and quarantines have made doing business and maintaining your contacts with customers and members difficult. We are providing an opportunity for businesses, not-for-profit and resident members to create a video showing the community what you do and how you’re still doing it! Ideas: Take the viewer for a tour of… Read more »


Ballston Spa Blooms-3rd Annual Ballston Spa Birdhouse Competition

The 3rd Annual Ballston Spa Birdhouse Competition is underway. The theme this year is “Ballston Spa Blooms” to celebrate not only the coming spring flowers but the commitment to a strong community spirit.   Over 320 pre-made birdhouses have been distributed to be decorated by residents of the village. Birdhouses will be displayed throughout the village,… 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 »


#BSpaCares-Support Our Non-Profit Organizations

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several of our local non-profit organizations are even more in need of your support as they continue to serve the needs of the community. Click on the organization name for link. Non-profit organization members, please email info@ballston.org with information about what you are currently doing and what your needs are… Read more »