March 2022 Newsletter

March is here and change is in the air!  In this issue, read about the BSBPA board’s strategic retreat and some key takeaways that will guide the direction and focus for the Association in 2022 and beyond.  Six valued BSBPA board members are stepping off the board after each serving between 4-6 years.  They will… Read more »

Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market Volunteers Needed

Since 2003, the Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market has served our community, offering fresh local produce, baked and prepared foods and crafted goods.  The market supports small family farms and producers, while bringing residents and visitors to downtown Ballston Spa to also discover our shops, restaurants, museums and other attractions.  In our recent BSBPA member survey,… Read more »

Ribbon Cutting at Nourish Designs–and A Bead Just So

Nourish Designs grew out of the creative mind of owner Betsy Seplowitz, who combined her love of designing and drawing mandalas with a desire to contribute to the cause of childhood hunger.  Betsy’s mandala designs adorn clothing, home goods and stationery items with proceeds from each purchase going to provide nourishing meals to kids in… Read more »

Ballston Spa Organizations Involved in Ambulance Donation to Haiti

The Ballston Spa Rotary Club and Community Emergency Corps both played important roles in the donation of a decommissioned ambulance and other crucial medical supplies to a community in Haiti that was in desperate need. It was a long process to make it happen but ambulance and supplies finally made its way down the East… Read more »

February 2022 Newsletter

Baby, it’s cold outside!  But that’s no reason not to engage with your community.  This month has occasions to support worthy causes, enjoy a rollicking student musical, learn about some local history or timely public health matters.  In this issue, find out more about the upcoming changes for the Association’s board, the BSBPA Scholarship, information… Read more »

BSBPA Member Survey Results Summary

In late 2021, the BSBPA asked members to complete a survey to share their opinions of our efforts, outreach and impact.  The results will help inform and clarify goals and priorities for 2022 and beyond.  Below is a summary of the survey results.  Once again, we thank all those members who took the time to… Read more »

BSBPA Scholarship

The $500 BSBPA scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating Ballston Spa High School student who has demonstrated professionalism in his or her place of employment and responsibility in the school community.  You can print out the application information sheet below or pick up a copy at the Ballston Spa High School guidance office.  All… Read more »

BSBPA Board Strategic Retreat

The BSBPA board will hold its strategic planning retreat on Saturday, February 12.  Board members will be reviewing and discussing the results and summary of the recent member survey.  Based upon the data and the experience of the past year, the board plans to identify and prioritize goals, and improve organizational best practices for 2022… Read more »

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 »

Shop and Dine in Ballston Spa this Holiday!

   Your Holiday shopping starts here in Ballston Spa! You’ll find beautifully handcrafted jewelry, stylish clothing and accessories, naturally formulated skin and personal care products, unique home décor items, charming one-of a-kind antiques and vintage finds and wines and spirits for everyone’s taste. Brookside Museum’s Artisans Market is open through Christmas Eve with handcrafted goods,… 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 »