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BSBPA Small Business Saturday

Shop Small Business Saturday, November 28, and find special sales and offers from these fine Ballston Spa merchants.  Thank you for shopping small and supporting local!   Printable Small Business Saturday Shopping Map and Guide        


Ribbon Cuttings at Oboy Baking and Welcome Relief Massage Therapy

The BSBPA held two ribbon cuttings the week of November 16-21     On Tuesday, November 17, we joined with the Saratoga County Chamber to celebrate a successful first year in business for Oboy Bakery at 357 Milton Avenue.  Esperanto owner Will Pouch has been producing and distributing the popular savory pastries made famous in… Read more »


An Evening of Ribbon Cutting Celebrations!

On November 6, the BSBPA celebrated four women-owned businesses in downtown Ballston Spa with ribbon cuttings on an mild November First Friday-which also marks its 16th Anniversary. Congratulations to db trends, Petal and Hive and to Corina Contemporary Jewelry & Glint Glassworks Studio, now together in The Garage! Thanks to Mayor Larry Woolbright, Milton Town… Read more »


November 2020 Newsletter

How can it be November already?  Although 2020 has sometimes seemed like quite the slog with all the challenges it has brought, here we are close to the end of the year and contemplating the start of the holiday season.  And even that will not be quite the same as usual, but we are not… Read more »


Village of Ballston Spa Economic Development Plan

The Village of Ballston Spa and the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, a Saratoga County-based economic development organization, have presented a comprehensive and customized economic development plan designed to spur new vitality, promote future growth, and drive long-term prosperity in the village. Guided by input from hundreds of citizens and community, business and government leaders, the… Read more »


Ballston Spa Living 2020 Community Yearbook

Ballston Spa Living heritage preservation quest to continue following publication of the 2020 community yearbook Heartfelt thanks to all who contributed images and insights to the Ballston Spa Living 2020 Community Yearbook. In addition to celebrating the indomitable Spirit of Ballston Spa as it has been unfolding against the unprecedented backdrop of a coronavirus pandemic,… Read more »


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 »