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GREENWICH JOURNAL PageS, SALEM PRESS Thursday, October 1,1998 Victory weekend at battlefield Saratoga Battlefield Victory week­ end will be held October 10 and 11 at the Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater. Both the discovery o f Amer­ ica by Columbus in October 1492 and the defeat o f General John Burgoyne at Saratoga in October 1777 are events that changed the history of the world dramatically. On Saturday, October !Q, there will be a candlelight tour o f the Philip Schuyler House from 6 to 9 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the 10th and 11th, his majesty’s 24th Regiment o f Foot, will encamp on the original grounds used in 1777. They will reen­ act military demonstrations and camp life o f that era from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stillwater Heritage Day will be held at the park on Sunday, October 11, in tribute to Stillwater, the site o f the Saratoga battles. It also marks the start o f New York State Archives Week. In the evening, there will be a Native American campfire program presented by the Town of Stillwater on the visitor center lawn at the park at 7 p.m. Both events are free. Original volumes of Burgoyne's books on his expedition from Canada' will be on display. Initiative grants forms available For the ninth year, the Saratoga County Arts Council will be awarding Arts in Education Initiative Grants to schools in the county. A total of $4,000 is available for distribution. Each grant will not exceed $500. These grants foster the use of vari­ ous arts disciplines as tools for teaching curricula within academic subjects. In­ dividual schools, PTAs and teachers may submit an application. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of artist/educators and the results will be announced December 15 and will be distributed at the Arts Council's Annual Award Ceremony in March 1999. The deadline for this year's grant application is November 13. To receive an application, contact the Arts Council, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. £* * N e v e r give a p a r t y if y o u wilt b e th e m o s t in t e r e s t i n g p e r s o n th e r e . — M ickey F r i e d m a n Variances granted by Appeals board by K athleen Bartholom ay The Zoning Board o f Appeals for the Town o f Saratoga approved two variances at their monthly meeting, held September 28. A variance was granted to builder John Witt for a front to be set back less than the required 60 feet. Due to the fact that Hill road was constructed off- center o f the right-of-way, Mr. Witt had to construct a cul-de-sac residence too close to the right-of-way. A variance was granted to Mary Ann Marino to construct a one story garage 24' x 32'. Prior to granting the variance, there was a lengthy discussion regarding the question of the legality of a two-story garage with permanent liv­ ing space on the upper floor. The lack of sufficient front lot foot­ age was not addressed, presumably be­ cause the garage is on a private road as opposed to a public road. Time W arner to air special service This weekend, October 3-4, over 50 members of the Schuyler Hose Com­ pany and their families wil! be in Emmitsburg, Maryland to attend the 17th annual Fallen Firefighters Me­ morial Services. During this very special weekend, Brian D. Myers, Sr. will be honored. With the cooperation o f Time Warner Cable, this area will have the opportunity to view this very special service. The service will be broadcast live on channel 9, this Sunday, October 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Albany, Troy, Battenkill and Saratoga Cable Systems. The memorial service will begin vvith a private chapel service for fami­ lies. As the name of each firefighter is read, honor guard members ring a fire bell and place a red rose in a Maltese Cross. Following the chapel service, thousands of firefighters and public officials will join in honoring Brian and his wife. At the conclusion o f the serv­ ice a permanent plaque with Brian's name inscribed will be unveiled along with the names of all the 1997 fallen firefighters. Congress established the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and National Fallen Firefighters Memorial to make sure America's fallen firefight­ ers and their families are remembered. Birth C o m m u n i t y C a l e n d a r Tuesday, O ctober 6 7 P.M. Village Board of Victory meets at Community Hall. Sulli's Market 20 Broad Street Schuyierville, NY Scott Sean and Paula Scott o f Route 29, Saratoga announce the birth o f a son, Bennett Steven Scott on September 9, 1998 at the Saratoga Hospital. He joins brother Nicholas Kyung-Soo Scott at home. Maternal grandparents are Paul and Alice Vidnansky o f Saratoga. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Kathleen Scott o f Thurmont, MD. Greenwich Main St., Greenwich 518-692-9233 Mon-Sat. 8 am-9 pifi; Sun. 8 am-6 pm Proud to be Your Hometown Grocer! N O W S E R V IN G . . . Money Orders U.S. Postage Stamps Recycling Stickers (Village a n d C o u n ty] NYS Lottery ^ Prepaid Phone Cards N o w A c c e p t i n g C r e d i t <£ D e b i t C a r d s Every woman expects som ething d ifferen t when she’s PREGNANT. That’s why we take our cues from you. After all, it’s your baby. So what you want comes first. Our job is to listen and to get to know you. To answer any questions you may have and to be there when you need us. With the best possible care, provided by the people you know. Were in this together! And we’re just as excited about it as you are. SCHUYLERVILLE FAMILY HEALTH O B S T E T R I C S , R a r D w '-IF S S .Y , U S P E C I A L D E L I V E R I E S A T S A R A T O G A H O S P I T A L A M E M B E R OF SA R A T O G A CARE th t pttfh jtu int 0 . tht ctrt itttrtt. 200 BROAD STREET 695-3668 SCHUYLERVILLE, NY Town of Saratoga Mail Items to: KatMeen Bartholomay R.D. 1, Box 130N Greenwich, N.Y. 12834 Phone 695-4734 Two south Africans visited the school A teacher and a school principal from South Africa visited Schuyierville Elementary School ancl the Jr. - Sr. Kigii school on Tuesday, September 29. The visitors spent the day observing classes, talking with students and staff members and learning about the unique educational, career and technological opportunities available for students in the district. Rina Prenzler, principal of Edendale Primary School outside Johannesburg, and Delilah Britz, a standard two teacher (roughly equivalent o f second grade in America) in the Edendale School, are in the United States for two weeks under an exchange system initiated by Karen Brackett, Director of the Early Childhood Center of the Education Department at Skidmore College. Schools in the Schuylervilie District were chosen to be among the visitation sites for several reasons. As a rural district, Schuylervilie faces similar educational challenges to the Edendale Primary School. Prenzler and Britz are also interested in the district's use of an outcome-based curriculum, as well as the infusion o f technology into Scliuylerville's classroom activities. The district's Work Experience Pro­ gram, in which Schuyierville students gain hands-on experience in work settings, is also o f particular interest to the visitors. South African school dis­ tricts are looking for models as career- based education centers, where pro­ grams are being developed. The South African educators spent the morning in the Elementary School followed by a luncheon meeting with district staff members and Board of Education members. They met with Jr. - Sr. High School students and staff members in the afternoon. D u rrin’s cake wins ribbon at fair The last week in August 4-H club members across Saratoga County pre­ pared baked goods to enter in the New York State Fair for evaluation. Among the entrants to receive a ribbon for her entry was Alese Durrin o f Schuyierville. She was awarded a red ribbon for a nutritious cake. 4-H uses the Danish system of judging. A white ribbon signifies worthy, a red ribbon is awarded for good and the blue ribbon is for excellent. b u i l d i n g p r o i e A public hearing on Schuylervilie Central School district's upcoming build­ ing project will be conducted next Thurs­ d a y , October 8, at 7 p.m. in the junior- senior high school auditorium. School district authorities are urging community members to attend and to provide their views on the draft o f the 6.3 million dol­ lar project. C o st a n d tax im p act If the project is approved, according to an information sheet released by the school, \district residents would pay only a small portion (approximately 8.6%) o f the total cost.\ The information sheet also contends that \the tax, impact is low because state aid on the project is favorable at this time. Residents would see a tax increase o f approximately one percent.\ Board to set d a te of vote The Schuylervilie Central School Board of Education will conduct a meet­ ing after the hearing to make final deci­ sions concerning the scope o f the project and to set a date for a district vote on it. Currently the proposed date for a vote to approve th e b u ild in g p ro ject is Wednesday, December 9, from noon to 9 p.m. The board will either affirm that date or select another when they meet next Thursday. School Superintendent Dr. Leon Reed says, \The hearing is very important be­ cause it is the final opportunity for resi­ dents to comment on the project before the board of education adopts a plan to present to voters.” Dr. Reed, members o f the board of education, district financial advisor Ber­ nard Donegan, school attorney Jeffrey Honeywell, and architect Tom Glynn will be at the hearing to answer questions from district residents. A d d itional classroom s to be built The current draft o f the building plan includes renovations to the junior-senior high school building which would pro­ vide 17 additional instructional spaces Included are a new library, four science rooms, and two music rooms. Renovations to the parking lot would / see the addition o f 249 parking spaces and safer enter/exiting patterns. The ad­ dition of four athletic fields and an all- weather track are also part o f the plan. Dr. Reed says, \This building project is designed to address three key issues facing the district: the need for more classroom space for students moving from the elementary school to the junior- senior high school, the need for enough instructional space to meet the new aca­ demic standards from the state, and the need for a safer district parking lot.\ Enrollm ent will increase a t • junior/senior high school level According to the information sheet re­ leased by the school district, Schuyierville Central will be seeing an increase at the secondary grade level during the next decade. The information sheet states, \The Schuylervilie Central School district is faced with accommodating the rising number o f s tudent moving up from the elementary school. There are currently 725 students enrolled in the junior/senior high school, while the elementary school has 935 students. Simply stated, the jun­ ior/senior high school is crowded right now and the situation will worsen.'1 The information sheet goes on to say that New York state, in acknowledging the population trend, has established a statewide incentive \of an additional 10% in state aid for school construction projects.\ Schuyierville, according to the infor­ mation sheet, \is one o f many school dis­ tricts ... that have recently asked ... for permission to build new classroom space. South Glens Falls, Greenwich, Argyle, and Salem have recently received voter approval while Queensbuiy, Ballston Spa, and others are wrapping up construction projects at their campuses this fall.\ While the current enrollment in grades K through 6 is 935, it is expected that the lower grade population will decrease only slightly by September 2001, when it is expected to be 913. J a c k s o n Town board meeting The Town Board of Jackson will meet Wednesday, October 7, at 8 p.m. at the Old Schoolhouse on Route 22. W est H ebron Susan B. Anthony topic o f meeting The Hebron Preservation Society met on September 10, at the North Hebron Baptist Church. Nineteen mem­ bers were present. After a b rief business meeting the group enjoyed a very inter­ esting program. Sally Brillon spoke about the life and times o f Susan B. Anthony. Miss Anthony was bom in 1820 and lived in Washington County from early child­ hood until her early twenties. When she (was born, there were only 23 states, women's rights were non-existent, women did not attend college, could not become doctors or lawyers and could not vote. With her Quaker up-bringing and influenced by a well educated father, she grew to be an independent thinker and had great courage in pursuing rights for women. In 1852 she organ­ ized the first women's state temperance society in America and in 1856 became agent for New York state o f the Anti Slaveiy Society. After 1854, she de­ voted herself to agitation for women's rights For casting a vote in the presi­ dential election of 1872, as, she as­ serted the 14th amendment to the Locals -T h e Al Bain Fan Club meeting will be held at the American Legion hall in Whitehall on Sunday, October 4, start­ ing a t 2 p.m. There is a charge per per­ son for the buffet meal. Members are requested to provide desserts for the ta­ ble. That's how the club keeps costs down. Cakes, cookies or other items would be great. -T h e West Hebron Ladies Literary League will meet at the home o f Mrs. K. Talkington in Belcher on Thursday, October 1. -Hebron Fire Company Auxiliary is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m. at East Hebron fire house. -M r. and Mrs. Willard Bain Were in Greenwich oh Sunday to attend the birthday celebration o f their grandson, Robert St. Mary, * * * Truth often suffers m o r | by the heat o f its defenders than fro m th e a r g u m e n t s o f its Federal Constitution entitled her to do, she was arrested and fined $100, but she never paid the fine. This strong willed woman paved the way for many o f the advancements for women's rights that we realize today. Following the program refreshments were served. Gert announced that the queen size quilt had been finished and that raffle tickets will be on sale from members o f the Society. The next meeting o f the HPS will be held on Thursday, October 8. This will be the harvest supper. Supper will be­ gin at 6:30. Everyone is to bring a dish to share, plus their own table service. Dessert and beverage will be provided. This meeting will be at the West Hebron Presbyterian Church. The program will begin at 8 o’clock. An old time farm family of Hebron will speak on farming today and years ago. Ray Getty and family will be the speak­ ers. Any other Getty family members who would like to take part in the pro­ gram are invited. Since these folks are the descendants of the first Getty fami­ lies in the area, we're sure this will be a very interesting program. V ic t o r y Obituary o p p o s e r s . -William Penn SEW ARD C L E M E N T Seward Clement, 93, a former resi­ dent of Victoiy Mills, died Thursday, September 24, 1998, at the Mary McClellan Hospital in Cambridge. Services and interment will be at the convenience o f the family. He was bom January 9, 1905, in Grangerville, the son o f Andrew and Lucy (Taylor) Clement. He was employed for many years at the Schuyler Feed Store in Schuyierville. He also had been em­ ployed at the T homson Mills. For the past several years, he had lived in Greenwich. He is survived by a son, William Clement ot Schiiylerville; two sisters, Geraldine Boyer and Marcia Reel; one brother, Aiidrew Clement; three grand­ children and four great-grandchildren. Memori&l donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, Myrtle Avenue, Cambridge. On the other hand, the current enroll­ ment in grades 7 to 12 is 725. That en­ rollment is expected to rise to a total of more than 800 by September 2001, New Regents requirem e n ts a factor A ccording to the information sheet released by the school, new state Board o f Regents requirements are a factor in the consideration o f the building project. The requirements \demand high school students take three years of science and three math classes, rather than one in each subject.” Further, the information sheet reports, \State graduation requirements have in­ creased from IS to 22 credits, a 22% in­ crease in the number o f courses a student must take to graduate.\ Apparently the more stringent state graduation requirements mean that the school needs more science lab space and additional classrooms to accommodate more students talcing more courses. The information sheet states, \At the moment, the ... school does not have enough sci­ ence classrooms to provide instruction for the new standards.\ The information sheet also states that the school has a \lack o f field space for physical education and athletic activities.\ P a rk in g lot expansion and safety Student safety is an additional issue in terms o f the building project proposal. According to the school's information sheet about the project, \Minor accidents, lack o f parking spaces and risky crossing patterns have been a concern of the dis­ trict for years. As the number o f students and traffic has increased, so has the pos­ sibility o f serious injury in our school parking lot.\ P roject justification in sum m a ry form The district's information sheet con­ cludes that \additional students moving from the elementary school to the junior/ senior high school, new curriculum re­ quirements from the state, and the need for increased parking lot safety are why we are proposing this building project.\ H e b r o n Budget proposal meeting topic The Hebron Preliminary budget for the year 1999 will be presented on Monday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the News Drop For your convenience, news items may be put in the drop box at Sulli's Market. Pick-up time early Monday afternoon. West Hebron Fire Station. BULLETIN BOARD is a listing of Special Fund Raising Events, an opportunity far groups and organizations to remind the public of upcoming events, activities and dinnara which are planned to benefit the sponsors - SO words (or less) is $5.00 for the first weak. A second woek has no charge. Over SO words - 8 cents/word. Payment must be received prior to publication. Georgi M useum Fall Festival -The Georgi Museum's Fall Festival and Country Fair will be held on Saturday, October 10, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Featured are craftsm en, gardeners, artists, antiques, organizations. Register now. N o n ­ profit organizations welcome at no fee. Send notice to the museum on Adams Street, Shushan, NY 12873. Spaglietti S a p p e r -A Spaghetti Supper will be held on Saturday, October 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church located a t 51 Church St., Schuyierville. R e s e rvations m ay be obtained by calling Connie Brown in Schuylervilie. Tickets will be available a t the door. H a rvest Festival a n d C raft Fair -Greenwich Fire Auxiliary will hold its Harvest Festival and Craft Fair on Saturday, October 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds o f the village and tow n halls on A cadem y Street in G reenw ich. C raft item s and baked goods will be sold. Also featured: a regular an d pum p k in Pancake Breakfast, hotdogs for lunch, a Silent Auction o f items and gift certificates donaied by ioeai merchants, a Haystack Treasure Hunt and decorating a paper apple for kids. Rain or shine. Those wishing to donate items should contact Tanya Grimes or Dcrothea Casey. % (

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