SLPID - Saratoga Lake Protection and Improvement District
Welcome to the The Saratoga Lake Protection and Improvement District (SLPID) website on SLPID.org.
Saratoga Lake Level Webcam
Municipalities located wholly or partly within the watershed:
March 11, 2012
Marie Curie November 7, 1867-July 4, 1934 Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. She was also the first scientist to win the Nobel twice. With her husband Pierre Curie, Marie Curie developed and introduced the con-cept of radioactivity to the world. Her scientific efforts also included the application of x-rays and radioactivity to medical treatments. During World War I, Curie brought her technology to the war front. Radiological equipment was installed in ambulances, which meant that wounded soldiers would not have to be transported far to be x-rayed.
In 1980 the National Women's History Project was started. In 1987, women went to congress to have the entire month
of March dedicated to Women's History. The struggle for wom-en to gain acceptance, recognition and equal rights in society has been a long process. March is dedicated to bringing awareness of the impact women have had on history and to cele-brate it! In recognition of the contributions of American women, we would like to feature a few of those women in the March issues of Shore Lines.
Florence Nightingale May 12, 1820-August 13, 1910 Florence Nightingale is generally regarded as having founded the modern profession of nursing. She was born to very wealthy parents who forbade her from becoming a nurse after she shared her career desire with them. Within a few years, she ignored their protests and enrolled in the Institution of Deaconesses in Germany. Nightingale led a group of nurses to Crimea, an area where thousands of wounded British soldiers were dying due to poor medical conditions in makeshift hospitals. Nightin-gale worked tirelessly caring for the soldiers. At night she carried a lamp through the corridors, stop-ping to help the suffering. For this, she was nicknamed "the lady of the lamp."
Underground Railroad conductor and Civil War soldier and spy, Harriet Tubman also spoke for women's suffrage.
First American woman elected to Congress, Jeannette Rankin was also a pacifist, reformer and suffragist. She is also fa-mous for being the only mem-ber of the House of Represent-atives to vote against U.S. entry into both World War I and World War II.
The Saratoga Lake Association
P.O. Box 2152
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
March 1, 2012
Julie Annotto, co-editor Sharon Urban, co-editor
SLA'S UPCOMING EVENTS
FIRST THURSDAY MIXER OF 2012!
Come join us at Panza's Restaurant 5:30-7pm for a mixer at the bar on Thursday March 1st. No rsvp required- just come and enjoy each other's company.
*Bring your business cards to share!
"GOOD MORNING BREAKFAST AT MANGINO'S"
Mark your calendars for our annual Good Morning Break-fast at Mangino's Ristorante- Saturday April 14th at 9am. Enjoy a full buffet for $5 p/p. Reservations will be taken the end of March for this event- stay tuned!
THE 3RD ANNUAL PROJECT EASTER
BUNNY...HOPPING SOON IN MARCH!
Please stay tuned for details about Project Easter Bunny coming in March. This event was inspired in 2009 by Lisa Morahan when she was undergoing chemotherapy for stage 3 cancer. That Easter she was unable to make one Easter Basket and vowed the following year to help others not wake up without a basket for their kids.
In 2010 125 baskets were delivered and last year 135 were prepared and donated to many area cancer organiza-tions including The Hope Club (formerly Gilda's), NYOH, CR Wood Center of Glens Falls Hospital, The Mollie Wil-mot Radiation Oncology Center at Saratoga Hospital, and The Community Hospice of Saratoga, to name a few. Dona-tion sites around the capital district will soon be announced where you can deliver new toys and unopened candy to help with this year's goal of 140 baskets.
On April 1st we will be making Easter baskets from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Margaret Morahan's house, 6B Make Your Own Way (across from Stewart's south). Please rsvp to Lisa at 584-3935 or email@example.com if you would like to help.
The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the
Saratoga Lake Association
„Y If we keep having winters like this one, everyone will be moving here. - Sound Off, Saratogian
„Y Why are the TV weathermen depressed with the lack of snow? This is a perfect thing. Let's enjoy it. - Sound Off-Saratogian
„Y To the person out there who stole my uncle's cooler off Saratoga Lake. . . My uncle has had that cooler for over 10 years. You know who you are and so do we. So much for fisherman loyalty . . . That's like respect went right out the window.
We received many "comments" regarding the stranded fishermen, some of which were not printable!
„Y Ice fishing kind of requires ice
„Y You want fish that bad, buy some at Price Chopper
„Y There are still a lot of lakes with safe ice. You have to use your head and really check out the ice first
„Y They have to pay all costs for rescue, right?
„Y These boys are giving us fishermen a bad name!
Left: February 26 - the ice is breaking up! Photo by Sharon Urban.
Update on Climber Rescued at Mt. Marcy
After his harrowing experience during a storm on Mt. Marcy, Steve Mastaitis is recuperating at Adiron-dack Medical center with hypothermia, frostbite, and fluid in his lungs. Steve said that in a month or so he will have all the feeling returned to his body and doctors expect him to have a full recovery.
Steve spent the night of February 21 in below freez-ing temperatures and high winds. He lost sight of his fellow hikers during a storm and veered off the path. He managed to dig a snow cave to get out of the worst of the wind and remained there for 12 hours. At day-break, he climbed back up the mountain and was finally located by rangers and flown by helicopter to the hospi-tal. We all wish Steve a speedy recovery. (sources: Sara-toga Today and the Daily Gazette).
Veronica Aurelio submitted this photo of her green grass - February on Saratoga Lake!
Internet Advantages for Consumers
We have heard from several of our members offering web sites that provide deep discounts for restaurants, sport-ing events, spas, movie discounts, haircuts, massages, and many other services and merchandise. Art Maciariello said that he uses the restaurant offerings and they are substan-tial. Dianne Fedoronko found some good deals, one in which she paid $10 for a $20 lunch for two. She also said that you can indicate your preferences when you sign up and can save anywhere between 50% and 90%.
There are several sites but those below appear to be the most popular. If interested, why not click on one or more and check them out.
Double Take Deals
Seize The Deal
The fire company would like to remind everyone that open burning is prohibited until after May 15th. Because of the lack of snow this year the top of the ground is going to dry out very quickly with just a little sunshine and a breeze. This usually leads to a rash of grass and brush fires in the community until it greens up from a spring rain.
The number one cause of wildland fires are small clean up fires that get out of control. Open burning laws are cov-ered both by DEC and by the Town of Stillwater. There are two reasons open fires are prohibited; air pollution and the chance of spreading by accident. We have had several out of control fires around the Lake and some have damaged homes.
If the fire department is called out for an illegal open burn we will extinguish the fire and you are subject to an appearance ticket from a law enforcement agency. The Town Law on Open Burning is on our fire district web site, www.arvinhart.org under the LAWS button, the DEC regu-lations are best explained at http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/58519.html. Thank you for your anticipated co-operation. (submitted by Tom Rinaldi, Commissioner, Stillwater Fire District)
CORRECTION CORRECTION CORRECTION
Please change the address following in your business
449 Geyser Road
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Hearing on Malta Noise Ordinance
With local officials split over the Malta noise ordinance as written, a public hearing on the issue will be held on March 5th.
The local law has been revised several times over the past several months but there are still many concerns about satis-fying all involved parties.
The purpose of the meeting is to try and iron out all the concerns and come up with a plan that is agreeable to the entire community.
Daylight Savings Time begins:
Midnight on March 11th
Nancy and Paula Quenelle recently visited their Cedar Bluff Court neighbors Tom and Pam Giammattei on Sanibel
Donna Hladik submitted this photograph looking north from Franklin Beach. The low level of the lake is very evident here.
The 2012 winter that wasn't continues. A small group of stalwart folks came out to support the Annual Eric Stutz Scholarship Program even though the planned ice fishing tournament could not be held (look at the lake in the back-ground!). The scholarship benefits a Schuylerville High School student who plans to study environmental conserva-tion. The group gathered at the camp of John Patterson at Palmer's Maple Shade. Photo courtesy of David Borisenok.
The Friends of the Stillwater Glen Hollow Park's
annual Mardi Gras Ball was a great success. There was din-ner, dancing, a few speeches by Senator McDonald, Supervi-sor Kinowski, and Jacqueline Miller, followed by an evening of dancing. The Friends of the Stillwater Glen Hollow Park unveiled the plans for phase 2 of the park including a
basketball/tennis court, benches, the continuation of the walking path, plus sod for the field and surrounding are-as. The Friends would like to thank everyone who made our evening such a great success including our sponsors: First Niagara Bank, Dunn, Walsh, and Oshea law firm, and to the Hyatt Place Malta, Longfellows, and DJ Chris Wright for there for making the night enjoyable for all. We look forward to next year's Ball. (submitted by Jackie Miller)
Necessity really is the mother of invention!!
In the 24th running of The Sabin (Grade III) for fillies and mares four year olds and upward, Awe-some Maria was awesome and crossed the finish line first. Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, she came back strong after being off since her last win on June 11 at Belmont.
Royal Delta, another talented filly, placed se-cond in The Sabin. Trained by Bill Mott and ridden by Jose Lezcano, this was Royal Delta's first start since her easy victory in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.
In the Mac Diarmida (Grade II) $150,000 race, Newsdad came second in a photo finish. Rider Julien Leparoux made it an exciting finish. Newsdad is trained by Bill Mott.
Terrific Talent at Gulfstream Park
Photographs by Julie Annotto
In the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes race, Discreet Dancer placed third. Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, Discreet Dancer was a post-time favorite. The race was won by Union Rags who is worthy of being a player in the Triple Crown trial.
Saratoga Rowing Association
SAVE the Date!
April 19th, 6pm 2012 at Longfellow's!
for our SILENT AUCTION CELEBRATION!
It's our chance to get to know one another better and to en-joy a great evening of music, fun, food and great deals!
Click here to learn more and to buy your tickets today!
On behalf of the Silent Auction Committee
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or if you have items or services you might be willing to donate!
Facts you may not know about Leap Day . . . .
„Y What are the chances? There is a one in 1,461 chance that a person will be born on Leap Day.
„Y Forever young. "Leapsters" will never have a "Golden Birthday." Leap Day babies would have to be 116 before they turn 29 on the 29th.
„Y Get it in writing. When a baby is born on Leap Day, physicians will often ask the parents to choose either February 28 or March 1 for the birth certifi-cate.
Check out leapyearday.com for more fun facts.
Tip: Some of you are having difficulties opening Shore Lines in its new format. The best thing to try is downloading a newer version of Adobe to your com-puter. It seems to be working for some. If you still cannot open it, let me know and I'll send it to you
For the tenth consecutive year, the Saratoga Rowing Association headed to Orlando for February break. There were 54 "freshman rowers" and 7 adults, including a group of 10 kids from our neigh-boring club Shen crew, and 2 kids from Sagamore/Manhasset. There are 54 kids and 7 adults heading south this year. This num-ber includes a group of 10 kids from our neighboring club Shen crew, and 2 kids from Sagamore/Manhasset.
Included in the trip was a visit to Universal Studios (of course) and Cocoa Beach!
Paul Smith's College
THE COLLEGE OF THE ADIRONDACKS
Position Vacancy, 2012
Positions: Watershed Stewards, full time (approximately 20) and part time (few) positions availa-ble. Full-time (40 hours) - work all weekends plus 3 days per week (5 days per week total); Part time posi-tion works weekends, plus Thursday mornings.
To Apply: Applicants may submit a letter of intent, resume and contact information for three professional references. Electronic submissions are strongly encour-aged and should be sent in Word format to:
Mailing address: Director of Human Resources, Paul Smith's College, PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970.
Faxed to: (518) 327-6161.
For details on the position refer to the February 20 edition of Shore Lines or contact Paul Smiths via their website at www.paulsmiths.edu.
Some Good Advice
We suspect everyone is familiar with snopes.com and/or truthorfiction.com for determining whether information received via email is just that: true/false or fact/fiction. Both are excellent sites.
Here's a little advice from snopes.com that you may want to heed.
1. Any time you see an email that says "forward this on to '10' (or however many) of your friends", "sign this petition", or "you'll get bad luck" or "you'll get good luck" or "you'll see something funny on your screen after you send it" or what-ever --- it almost always has an email tracker program at-tached that tracks the cookies and emails of those folks you forward to. The host sender is getting a copy each time it gets forwarded and then is able to get lists of 'active' email addresses to use in SPAM emails or sell to other Spammers. Even when you get emails that demand you send the email on if you're not ashamed of God/Jesus --- that is email tracking, and they are playing on our con-science. These people don't care how they get your email addresses - just as long as they get them.
Also, emails that talk about a missing child or a child with an incurable disease "how would you feel if that was your child" --- email tracking. Ignore them and don't partici-pate!
2) Almost all emails that ask you to add your name and forward on to others are similar to that mass letter years ago that asked people to send business cards to the little kid in Florida who wanted to break the Guinness Book of Records for the most cards. All it was, and all any of this type of email is, is a way to get names and 'cookie' tracking infor-mation for telemarketers and spammers -- to validate active email accounts for their own profitable purposes.
1000 Happy New Trout in the Creek
Thanks to Peter Hansen, who has been keeping a close watch on creek temperatures this past year and to FoK members who donate money as well as time to keep the creek healthy, FoK's second trout stocking program on Oc-tober 20th went well.
Hansen's report showed that native brook trout could thrive in the cooler waters down to Ballston Spa. So, Cap-tain John (Ahab) Battenfield (pictured above), after consult-ing with DEC, once again set sail in his waders to find some nice rock eddies for his marine friends. Five hundred breeding size brookies found new homes from the Town of Greenfield down to Ballston Spa. In April, 500 Rainbow Trout were stocked as far down as Kelley Park.
REMINDER: The friends of the Kayaderosseras Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at the Gideon Putnam Room in the Spa State Park Administra-tion Building. Guest speaker will be Saratoga P.L.A.N.'s executive director, Maria Trabka, who will talk about land conservation in Saratoga County and what FoK can do to contribute to these efforts. Annual elections will also be held. (submitted by Mary Kuykendaal-Weber)
Steve Bleznyk captured both the low level of the lake and the open water -
Saratoga National Historical Park
Women's History Month at the Visitor Center
All of March
Glorious Paintings by Women in the 18th Century
These magnificent paintings will take your breath away. Superb feminine artistic talent, rarely publicized since its expression over 200 years ago.
Nitty Gritty Dictionary
„Y Adult: a person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle.
„Y Cannibal: someone who is fed up with people.
„Y Beauty parlor: a place where women curl up and dye.
„Y Raisin: a grape with a sunburn.
„Y Handkerchief: cold storage.
„Y Mosquito: an insect that makes you like flies better.
„Y Egotist: someone who is me-deep in conversation.
„Y Secret: something you tell to one person at a time.
Spring isn't that far away . . .
Before you know it we will be looking forward to getting our docks in the lake. Last year we re-quested the names of per-sons who will put your dock in and received the names below. If you would like to be added to this list, please let us know.
Custom Lawn Care
In addition to dock installation and removal, he also pro-vides lawn care, computer services, house cleaning, junk removal and snow plowing.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
3rd Annual Spring Golf Show
March 3, 2012
Malta Community Center
Great displays and vending opportunities. For more infor-mation, call the Malta Community Center at 899-4411, ext. 301.
Stillwater Community Center offers many programs throughout the spring:
„Y Boot camp
„Y New circuit training program
„Y Defensive driving class
„Y Zumba gold
„Y Summer recreation programs
For information on all these programs, check their website at www.stillwaterareacommunitycenter.org or call 664-2515.
Stillwater Free Library Ceili Fundraiser
Sunday, March 4-3 to 5 p.m.
Stillwater Area Community Center
Irish music and dance, featuring the music of Billy Connelly of the St. James Gate Band and Irish dancing by The Wild Irish Acres Dancers. All proceeds help the Friends support the library. For more information, el email@example.com or call 664-6255.
Stillwater Town Wide Clean-up
Town Highway Garage on Lansing Road
Details will follow in upcoming issues
G.A.P. Instructional Services
Boat Safety Classes
Glenn and Ann Phillips
Certified Instructors for NYS Parks and Recreation
Shale Hill Farm Carriage Service
Horse and carriage rides for all your special occasions
(518) 477-7209 or (518) 477-4127
Joseph Hanson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Spa City Car Service
Airport transportation from Montreal to NYC and from Boston to Buffalo
(518) 581-0196 or 527-4324
Andrew Schoonmaker, Owner
Price Chopper Plaza
Al and Olga Parella
The Saratoga Lake Protection and Improvement District (SLPID) Launches new website on SLPID.org
April 01, 2011
The Saratoga Lake Protection and Improvement District (SLPID) Launches new website on SLPID.org using Digitial Towpath e-solutions. Digital Towpath e-solutions have been designed from the ground up to support the online information sharing needs of state and local government organizations. Digital Towpath, selected for its ease in implementation and maintainability, currently supports e-solutions for 140 New York State and Local Municipal organizations.