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October 2020 Newsletter

Cooler days and colorful leaves-Fall is in full swing here in the Village of Friends.  And although some fall traditions have had to be modified to fit this crazy year, it doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to enjoy this season.  Read more about the virtual “The Way It Is” Car Show, currently happening on Facebook–there… Read more »


September 2020 Newsletter

It’s been a highly unusual summer and as we start to transition into fall, we are still having to manage with the effects of COVID in our lives.  For the BSBPA, one of the biggest consequences has been the cancellation of this year’s “The Way We Were” Car Show in October.  Although it is very… Read more »


Ribbon Cutting for Ballston Spa Cemetery New Columbarium

  On Saturday, September 19, members of the BSBPA board joined with Ballston Spa deputy mayor Noah Shaw, Ballston Spa Village Cemetery Association president Bill Curtis and members of his board to mark the addition of a new granite columbarium to the historic cemetery. The 60 niche columbarium in the recently opened Section ‘G’ in… Read more »


Ribbon Cutting at Ballston Spa Deli Sunoco

  “A little rain” didn’t stop the festivities as the BSBPA and local officials held a ribbon cutting today celebrating the grand opening of the Ballston Spa Deli/Sunoco with owner Dimple Singh and his staff. The deli was hopping and the gas pumps busy with customers! The newly renovated convenience store features Boar’s Head deli… Read more »


August 2020 Newsletter

Our 2020 Summer may not feel quite like those in the past, but August brings a return to a couple of family favorite events, the Concerts in the Park and Outdoor Movies.  Both require a bit more cooperation on everyone’s part to be able to take place safely–read more about it here. Thanks to the… Read more »


Southern Adirondack Independent Living-Ballston Spa Location Re-opens

We’re back! Sort of…having been deemed essential workers we never really stopped working. Since mid March the Ballston Spa physical location of Southern Adirondack Independent Living (SAIL) Center has been closed to the public during the COVID shutdown implemented by Governor Cuomo. We all have been working remotely assisting our consumers who needed assistance during… Read more »


Community Art Project Honoring First Responders

From Artist and Community Art coordinator Mark Blech: Thank you all for participating in Ballston Spa BLOOMS!   The banners and birdhouses look GREAT in the village!   We’re starting a new community arts program to honor the First Responders in our community who keep our village safe and protected. The program includes new banners… Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »