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GREENWICH JOURNAL Page 10 SALEM PRESS Thursday, December 2,1999 V ic t o r y F o r t M il l e r Obituary EDITH LOOMIS BENNETT. Edith Loomis Bennett, 76, a resident of Victory Mills, died Sunday, Novem­ ber 28, 1999, at Saratoga Hospital. Fu­ neral services were held on Wednesday at Flynn Bros., Inc. Funeral Home in Schuylerville, with the Rev. Virginia, Cornell, pastor of the Schuylerville United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was at the Bacon Hill Cemetery. She was bom June 13, 1923, in Vic- toiy Mills, the daughter of William and Eva (Jones) Loomis. She was a meiriber of the Old Sara­ toga Senior Citizens and the Schuylerville United Methodist Church. She was a former employee of the Hudson Pulp and Paper Co. in Thomson. She was predeceased by her hus­ band, Lawrence Bennett; four brothers, Albert, William, Carl and Lester Loomis; and a sister, Helen Loomis. Survivors include a son, Frederick Joseph Bennett of Victory Mills; two grandsons, Schuyler and Christopher Bennett, both of Victory Mills; a grand­ daughter, Cheyanne Mandy of Rock City Falls; and a sister, Florence Hyatt ofVictory Mills. Memorial donations may be made to the Schuylerville United Methodist Church in Schuylerville 12871. Community C alendar Wednesday, December 8 7:00 P.M. — Village Board of Schuylerville meets at Village Hall. Thursday, December 9 7:30 P.M. SCS Board of Education meets at the District Office. Byron's IGA 20 Broad Street Schuylerville, NY y Vereengiet Circle program features bell ringers The Vereengiet Circle of the Fort Miller Reformed Church will hold their Christmas dinner for members on Tues­ day, December 7, at 6 p.m. At 7:30 the bell ringers of the Greenwich United Church will provide a program for the congregation of the church. Ee- freshments will follow. Members are asked to bring cans of food for the food pantry instead of exchanging gifts. Baptized and confirmed Nathan and Andrea Tucker of Glens Falls were baptized and con­ firmed on Sunday, November 28, 1999, at Fort Miller Reformed Church by the Rev. Charles Bailey. Also confirmed were Luke Ander­ son of Greenwich, Erin Piticheon of Fort Edward and Gage Wcorner of Gansevoort. Obituary ROBERT M. HUMISTON Robert M. Humiston, 69, of Pleas­ ant Valley Infirmary, Argyle, died Thursday, November 25, 1999, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease and cerebral palsy. A memorial service will be held at a time to be announced in the spring. Burial will take place in River­ side Cemetery in Fort Miller. He was born July 22, 1930, in Greenwich, the son of Marvin C. and Mabel (DuBois) Humiston. He was a farmer and loved driving his tractor on the family farm. * He was predeceased by his parents; two sisters, Edna Esmond and Leona Green; and two brothers, Ralph and Earl Humiston. He is survived by two brothers, Le­ roy Humiston of Greenwich and Nor­ man Humiston of San Antonio, Fla.; nephews and nieces. Memorial donations may be made to the Pleasant Valley Infirmary, Activi­ ties Department. Argyle 12809 or the Argyle Rescue Squad. H clipat C lasses a t W ay to Grow, Inc., 164 Broad S t , Schuylerville! Open to the G e n e ral Public - Call 695-9672 to register 1 Candle Making: Sunday, Dec. 5,2 to 6 p.m. - Explore how to incorporate pressed ^ \ flowers, grasses and other natural material when 'making holiday candles. Cost: $35 ; Mincludes materials). j Growing & Forcing Bulbs: Wed., Dec. 8,7 to 9 p.m. Covers in depth specific needs > of different varieties of buibs. Leam how to force bulbs for indoor bloom. Talte home ' * planted bulbsfor spring beauty all winter. Cost: $20 (including materials). Save on All Your Insurance Needs Home, fiuto, Life, Business Our personalized service makes us special - we cover your insurance needs. You’re the winner! Coll or stop by for ct quote and receive o 51 min. Free prepaid phone cord. Schuylerville Ins. Agency 144 Broad St., Schuylerville 695-4665 Mon. & Fri. 8:30-4:30; Tues., Wed., Thurs, 8:30-7 North Country Insurance Agency 9 Hill St., Greenwich - 692-9601 Mon.- Fri. 8:30-4:30 Saturdays by Appointment Stop infor your calendar for Year 2000 Send PersomlizecjHoliday greetings The Journal-Press offers personalized Season’s Greetings A ds S p e c i a l C h r i s t m a s E d i t i o n December 23rd paper will be mailed December 22. T w o W a y s t o S h a r e Y o u r M e s s a g e The Yule Greeting Your Own Message $3.50 minimum Charge 20 Words or less (101 Each Additional word) TH! DISPLAY G8SSTING AD: Christmas time is here by golly, 'Tis the season to be jolly. Family, friends and love abounds. Carols fill the air, Enjoy the sound. Love, Auntie | Warmestwishesforajoyous I rj holiday. May the spirit of the | | season fill you and all your family. 8 The Yules I A bordered greeting complete with« illustration & message. $7.50 Minimum charge 1 column x 2 Inches. Larger available I PLEASE ORDER EARLY Greeting Deadline Friday, December 17 • The earlier...The better! The Journal-Press , 3 5 Salem Street 692-2266 or FAX 692-2589 Town of Saratoga Mail Items to: Kathleen Bartholomay 5288 Cty Rte. 113,Greenwich, N.Y. 12834 Phone 695-4734 FAX: 692-2589 News items may be left a t Byron's IGA. Variances approved at November meeting The Saratoga Zoning Board of Ap­ peals met November 22 and approved three requests for variances to the zon­ ing rules and regulations. J. Gerald Geiling owns a home on Burgoyne Roai. It is on a .8 acre parcel of land in the rural/residential district. A J 5 foot by 25 foot pole barn was ap­ proved for construction at the rear of the property wliere a shed now stands. Neighbors, reportedly were positive re­ garding the project. Charles Scott of Burgoyne Road, also in the rural/residential district, owns 7.85 acres of land and a home situated on the site that is very close to the road. The approval was given to construct a deck that does mot exceed 10 feet by 20 feet and that it is no closer to the road than the current porch he plans to replace. by Kathleen Bartholomay Two board members did not approve an addition requested by Florence Shaw of 20 Maple Shade, located in the Lake District of Saratoga Lake, but the ma­ jority of the board approved the pro­ posed porch. The proposed new home was approved in July with lot coverage of 62 percent of the property being usurped by the building and the foot­ print, as it is called, was 2000 square feet. The porch will increase the lot coverage to 70 percent and the two members stated it was clearly an over­ use of the land. They questioned whether the rest of the board would ap­ prove 100 percent lot coverage at some point. They also complained that the Lake District was so crowded that peo­ ple are providing architectural drawings that include balconies that hang off the sides of the home in order to circum­ vent an increase in footprint. Schuylerville to celebrate Dutch Christm as The annua! Dutch Christmas, spon­ sored by the Schuylerville Area Chamber of Commerce, will be cele­ brated this Friday evening, December 3, beginning at 6 p.m. The festivities focus on the historic Dutch celebration of the Feast of Saint Nicholas. Beginning on Broad Street at the Day Treatment Center parking lot (former Grand Union), there will be a performance for children, caroling and a procession of lanterns down Broad Street to the village park. Minor damage caused by fire A fire at the Byron's I.G.A. on early Tuesday morning, November 30, was quickly extinguished and a bad fire was averted. Prior to the arrival of the fire depart­ ment, people began pouring containers of water on the blaze. Apparently, the fire started along an outdoor stairway leading to an apart­ ment over Byron’s I.G.A. From out­ side appearattces after the blaze was extinguished, there was not much dam­ age done. Siding on the exterior wall was charred and the stairway suffered some damage as well. The occupant of the apartment was able to get out. There was smoke dam­ age lo the apartment also. The blaze is under investigation. Open House at battlefield Saratoga National Historical Park is hosting an Open House on Sunday, De­ cember 5, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the park's Visitor Center. There will be live music by the Sons and Daughters of Liberty Ancient Revolutionary Fife and Drum Corps. Free herb sachets (while supplies last) and free refreshments (while they last) will be available. Meet David Pitkin, author of Ghosts of Saratoga County and view the new and expanded bookstore area. Admission is free. Post office holding annual toy drive by Kathleen Bartholomay The Schuylerville post office is con­ ducting its second annual toy drive for needy children residing in the Schuylerville school district. Any per­ son able to donate an unwrapped new toy may bring it to the post office on or before December 11. Last year's toy drive was very suc­ cessful with approximately 200 toys collected and distributed. Slide show about guide boats The Adirondack Mountain Club will host a slide show and lecture presenta­ tion \Of Guides and Guideboats,\ given by Hallie Bond, o f the Adirondack Mu­ seum, on December 8 at 7 p.m. at the Adirondack Mountain Club Headquar­ ters and Information Center on Route 9N, Luzerne Road. It is open to the public and free of charge. Reservations are required be­ cause o f space limitations. Contact ADK in Lake George for information. *** T h e only tim e a w o m a n really su c c e e d s i n ch a n g in g a m a n is w h e n h e ’s a baby. —N a talie W ood Planning board deals with several requests Saint Nicholas will give his annual holiday message and then Mayor Kim Gamache will light the village Christ­ mas tree. Both Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be present after the tree lighting to listen to children's holiday wishes. Hot beverages and refreshments will be available at the Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co. and stores and of­ fices will be open up and down Broad Street. The street will be closed from 6 to 8 p.m. from the village park to the intersection of Broad and Ferry Streets. Way to Grow to hold holiday classes Way to Grow, Inc. of Schuylerville is offering holiday classes to the gen­ eral public. A class in candle making, incorpo­ rating pressed flowers, grasses and other materials of nature, will be on Sunday, December 5, from 2 to 6 p.m. On Wednesday, December 8, from 7 to 9 p.m., the class will cover the differ­ ent varieties of bulbs and how to force for indoor bloom. Wreath making will be held on De­ cember 12 from 2 Jo 5 p.m. and center­ pieces and decorations will be on Wednesday, December 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. There is a charge for each class which includes materials. Holiday mixer at Dovegate Inn by Kathleen Bartholomay The Schuylerville Area Chamber of Commerce will meet in December on the 15 th ofthe month. It will be a mixer at the Dovegate Inn oa Broad St. at 7 p.m. The holiday mixer will have a din­ ner price per person. Each participant is requested to bring a food item or items to donate to the Schuylerville Food Pantry. The Greater Schuylerville Ecu­ menical Council runs the pantry which is housed at Old Saratoga Reformed Church on Pearl and Burgoyne streets. Further information is available by calling Ronalee Myers at the Dovegate Inn. Board of Education changes meeting date The Schuylerville Central School District Board of Education meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, December 9, has been changed. The board will now meet on Wednesday, December 15, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the district's board room, which is located in the Admini­ stration Building. For more information please call the Superintendent's Office. SUNY Empire wins award SUNY Empire State College has re­ ceived the Nikolai N. Khaladjan Inter­ national Award for Innovation in Higher Education, awarded by the American Association of University Administrators (AAUA). The third an­ nual award was presented to the institu­ tion judged to be the most innovative, and having the widest potential for ap­ plication or impact on post-secondary education. Empire State College is an arts and science college of the State University of New York, and a national leader in adult higher education, with over 40 lo­ cations statewide. By Kathleen Bartholomay Accompanied by his attorney, Bruce Conklin went before the Town of Sara­ toga Planning Board on November 23 to request that the 35-lot development he is proposing on 90 acres of land near Byrant's Bridge Road and state route 29 be allowed to go forward now. The re­ quest was made in spite of a six-month moratorium on creation of subdivisions of more than five parcels. The proposed development, known as Schuyler Hills, was allegedly ap­ proved in 1990 but not filed at that time. Last month, Mr. Conklin ap­ proached the board again and was pro­ vided with information about the moratorium and the board's present in­ tent to preserve open space via cluster development. He was instructed to call Supervisor Robert Hall to discuss whether his proposal could be an excep­ tion to the six-month waiting period. Mr. Conklin said that he had spoken with Mr. Hall. The intent of the waiting period es­ tablished by the moratorium, according to the town board, was to provide a pe­ riod of transition between the old zon­ ing regulations and the new ones presently being developed as part of the town's comprehensive master plan. Chairman Ralph Pascucci remarked to the developer that, after nine years’ wait, he didn't understand why a mere six months was so critical. He also staui that the town attorney and the town board would need to be consulted regarding the legal issues that Mr. Conklin was presenting to the planning board. One of«these was a contention that the moratorium is not legally in ef­ fect until given county approval. The subdivision proposal was tabled until the town board and town attorney, William Reynolds, can be consulted. DiSiena expansion Mario DiSiena, owner of a retail fur­ niture store located on route 9P and county route 71 along Saratoga Lake, was denied a request to increase the size of his business by 6300 square feet. Neighbors of the retailer have been pre­ sent at meetings for several months to state their objections to the project. The primary reasons given by the board for Obituary denial were tiiat lack of acceptance and the lack in the past for a required spe­ cial permit for a prior expansion. Mr. DiSiena said that he was issued that permit, and the board encouraged him to present it to the board. The board also said the business is consid­ ered a pre-existing non-conforming use of space in. the residential lake district. The denial was unanimous. The fourfold increase in the business's size was projected to increase traffic to the area considerably. It was suggested that Mr. DiSiena settle with his neighbors before approaching the board again. Land swap denied An annexation and land swap be­ tween the town and village of Schuylerville that would have enabled the development at Morgan's Run, lo­ cated in the village, to provide a play­ ground area for children was discussed. However, the swap proposal was denied by the board. Christopher Grimaldi, attorney for the village, and Garry Robinson, engi­ neer for the development, presented the concept, which involves a small land­ locked parcel, presently owned by Frank and Bonnie Merrill, that lies just outside the village boundary. The denial, based on lack of road frontage, will allow the concept to be presented to the zoning board of ap­ peals in January. The development originally required an annexation of town land. Chairman Pascucci stated that town board input would be required. Kershner proposal Information was provided to resi­ dent Thomas Kershner regarding the subdivision of a 35-acre parcel located on county route 68. A home on the property and 15 to 17 acres would be subdivided from the remainder of the acreage. Mr. Kershner was advised to hire an engineer, evaluate the soil by drilling six-foot deep test pits to check future septic compatibility, and keep 400 feet of road frontage with the par­ cel that presently does not have a resi­ dence on it. He was also advised to return at the January meeting with a completed survey of the property in question. EDWARD J. BROPHY Edward J. Brophy, 49, of Baliston Spa, died Friday, November 26, 1999, at his home. A graveside service was held on Wednesday at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Schuylerville. He was born in Cambridge on Octo­ ber 23, 1950, the son of Edward and Marilyn Brophy. For most of his life, he lived in Schuylerville, moving to Baliston Spa in 1990. He worked for Scotts Auto Sales in Gansevoort. He was a musician and played the drums for numerous local bands for many years. He was predeceased by his father, Edward Brophy. He is survived by his wife, Linda Brophy of Baliston Spa; a son, Edward J. Brophy of Baliston Spa; two step­ daughters, Carrie Szczepanski and Christy Szczepanski, both of Baliston Spa; his mother, Marilyn Brophy of Schuylerville; two sisters, Laraine Dastalto of Hudson Falls and Jo-Ann Ragan of Phoenix, Arizona; and one granddaughter. Memorial donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 6 Green­ wood Drive, East Greenbush 12020. T o o t h p a s t e c a n b e u s e d to sh in e up silver and goid. R inse thoroughly. BULLETIN BOARD is a listing ol Special Fund Raising Events, an opportunity for groups and organizations to remind ths public of upcoming events, activities and dinners which are planned to benefit the sponsors - SO words (or less) is $5.00 for the first week. A second week has no charge. Over 50 words - 8 centsfword. Payment must be received prior to publication. It's Pork Time in Hebron -On Saturday, December 4, the Hebron Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor a family style roast pork dinner at the West Hebron Firehall. The dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7:00. Takeouts will be available. Reservations are not necessary. Holiday Craft Fair in Schuylerville -American Legion Auxiliary #278 of Schuylerville will be holding their annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, December 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Post on Clancy St., Schuylerville. Lunch will be available. Come see the large selection of items. Holiday Bazaar in Shushan -The Shushan United Methodist Women's annual bazaar is December 4, at the Methodist Church. Christmas wreaths, craft items and baked goods for sale as well as a chicken and biscuit or chili and corn bread iuncheon. A variety of pies offered for dessert ILLIAM Loyalist/Patriot/Pioncer 'W illiam R eid , E sq .- . • The biography of William Reid is now available at local booksellers or directly from the author: Reid A. Mahaffy 9 Haig Place, Apartment 807 Dunedin FL 34698 Email: reidblo@aol.com This is a great easy-reading, non-fiction about life in Colonial Salem and Argyle in Revolutionary War times. A unique holiday gift for the historian in your family or for your grandchildren. Only $12.95 If ordering by mail p h a se add $3.20 for postage and handling for a total check of $16.15

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