Month in review: February

CADY KUZMICH/GAZETTE REPORTER
Horse drawn carriage rides at Riverview Orchards during this year's Winterfest Celebration.CADY KUZMICH/GAZETTE REPORTER Horse drawn carriage rides at Riverview Orchards during this year's Winterfest Celebration.

By Cady Kuzmich
Gazette Reporter

A few of the month’s top stories in case you missed them!

 

CADY KUZMICH/GAZETTE REPORTER Shenendehowa senior Bryan Brown hopes to pursue a future in Physics while maintaining his love of theater after he graduates this spring. Brown is photographed here at the Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library Jan.27.

CADY KUZMICH/GAZETTE REPORTER Shenendehowa senior Bryan Brown hopes to pursue a future in Physics while maintaining his love of theater after he graduates this spring. Brown is photographed here at the Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library Jan.27.

 

 

Shen student, Bryan Jones, aces ACT
Clifton Park — Of the 1.92 million students who take the ACT each year, less than one tenth of one percent, just 1,598 students, earned a perfect score of 36 — 17 year old Shenendehowa senior Bryan Brown was one of them.

 

 

 

 

PETER BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER  Hundreds gathered in the Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library Wednesday, Feb. 24, to learn about the prevalence of heroin in the region.

PETER BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Hundreds gathered in the Clifton Park – Halfmoon Public Library Wednesday, Feb. 24, to learn about the prevalence of heroin in the region.

 

Heroin epidemic not just a big city problem, Clifton Park crowd told. 
— Community members packed a room at the Clifton Park–Halfmoon Public Library Wednesday evening to discuss the growing problem of heroin addiction and hear from people who suffered from addiction.

 

 

 

PROVIDED PHOTO The crew at Kivort Steel in their warehouse. Kivort Steel continues to expand its steel distribution business in Waterford.

PROVIDED PHOTO The crew at Kivort Steel in their warehouse. Kivort Steel continues to expand its steel distribution business in Waterford.

Kivort Steel continues to expand family business

WATERFORD — Kivort Steel, a multi-generational family business in Waterford, continues to grow upon its founder’s original vision and work ethic. Business is booming at the metal distribution center, which
just significantly expanded its warehouse storage capacity and renovated its office spaces in projects that cost more than $1 million combined.

 

 

 

Provided photo.  Leon Wilson, 17, of Clifton Park, was nominated by Senator Gillibrand to the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

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Leon Wilson, 17, of Clifton Park, was nominated by Senator Gillibrand to the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

 

 

Senator Gillibrand nominates local students for service academies.
CLIFTON PARK — U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York announced Feb. 9 that she has nominated six Capital Region students to the nation’s service academies. Two of those six students, Leon Wilson and Spencer Martin hail from Clifton Park. Benjamin Schiher, of Burnt Hills and Julia Sinkus, of Niskayuna, were also nominated.

 

 

 

 

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Lots of fun, not much winter at Clifton Park’s annual Winterfest celebration
CLIFTON PARK — “There’s no winter, just a fest!” laughed Eric Holzhauer of Riverview Orchards during Clifton Park’s 25th annual Winterfest Saturday.

 

 

 

Cady Kuzmich/ Gazette Reporter  Looking up on a winter afternoon in Kinns Road Park, Clifton Park on December 30,2015.

Cady Kuzmich/ Gazette Reporter
Looking up on a winter afternoon in Kinns Road Park, Clifton Park on December 30,2015.

 

Kinns Road Park management plan announced
Clifton Park — When Kinns Road Park frequenters heard Saratoga County planned to temporarily close the 64 acre  park for a commercial logging project, they didn’t sit idly by. Thanks to citizen involvement and alternative plans proposed by the town no large scale logging projects will be coming to Kinns Road Park anytime soon.  Minor cutting for maintenance purposes, provided by the BOCES Forestry Program, is expected to begin Wednesday, March 2, weather permitting.

 

 

 

 

PROVIDED PHOTO Tigertown, an Sydney-based band, will be opening for St. Lucia at the Upstate Concert Hall Feb.16.

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Tigertown, an Sydney-based band, will be opening for St. Lucia at the Upstate Concert Hall Feb.16.


Australian band, Tigertown, roars into Clifton Park
Clifton Park — With fresh music in tow, Tigertown is embarking on a U.S. tour with St. Lucia this month. The Australian techno-folk band, comprised of family members of husband-wife duo Chris and Charlie Collins, will open for St. Lucia at the Upstate Concert Hall Tuesday, Feb 16.

 

 

 

 

DCG pulls out of $1.71 billion bid on land behind Shatekon elementary. 
CLIFTON PARK — DCG Development’s plans to purchase the 34.3 acres of undeveloped land behind Shenendehowa’ s Shatekon Elementary School have apparently fallen through.