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Bulletin Board WSWHE BOCES Teacher Receives Environmental Education Award SARATOGA SPRINGS – The New York Society of American Foresters (NYSAF) recently honored Washington-SaratogaWarren-Hamilton-Essex (WSWHE) BOCES Environmental Conservation and Forestry Teacher Dennis Flynn for his outstanding accomplishments in forest education, which have increased the understanding and appreciation of forest resources. “Dennis has worked tirelessly in Forestry and Environmental Education,” said NYSAF Past Chair Bruce Breitmeyer at the organization’s Annual Winter Meeting. “Dennis actually goes far beyond his employment requirements as a BOCES instructor to help students, logging contractors, forestry professionals and the public gain a greater understanding of our profession and our contribution to society in general.” The wooden plaque presented to Flynn recognizes his longtime efforts to educate young people, and the public at large, about forest management and the full spectrum of forest values and benefits. Flynn started teaching in 2005, after his high school instructor at the Myers Education Center suggested he apply for the position. The two-year Conservation program he teaches aligns with NYSAF’s programs in silviculture, forest management, woods safety, forest land usage, forest protection, fish and wildlife management, forest recreation, trends in urban forestry, and current and emerging environmental conservation issues. Prior to teaching at WSWHE BOCES, Flynn was a field forester with Adirondack Forest, Inc., which was then purchased by Fountain Forestry, Inc. Flynn continued to work with Fountain Forestry in its Lake George office until he came to BOCES. Flynn relies on his own education, his prior work experience, and at least a dozen trade journals to keep his course material current and relevant. He is also active in several professional associations (such as NYSAF, EFSPA, American Tree Farm System, Quality Deer Management, Game of Logging, Future Farmers of America (FFA), and SkillsUSA) in order to gain knowledge from other professionals in the industry.

Saratoga Film Forum SARATOGA SPRINGS - 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. saratogafilmforum.org. 518 584 3456. Tickets: $7/$5 members and students with ID. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS - Thurs., March 6, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., March 7, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., March 9 3:00 p.m. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. LLEWYN DAVIS (OSCAR ISAAC) is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles—some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both

friends and strangers, scaring up what work he can find, Llewyn’s misadventures take him from the baskethouses of the Village to an empty Chicago club—on an odyssey to audition for a music mogul—and back again. Brimming with music performed by Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan (as Llewyn’s married Village friends), as well as Marcus Mumford and Punch Brothers, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS—in the tradition of O Brother, Where Art Thou?—is infused with the transportive sound of another time and place. An epic on an intimate scale, it represents the Coen Brothers’ fourth collaboration with multiple-Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning music producer T Bone Burnett. Marcus Mumford is associate music producer.

Home Made Theater Open Registration for Youth Conservatory SARATOGA SPRINGS - Home Made Theater is pleased to announce open registration for children and teens ages 10-18 years old for the HMT Youth Theater Conservatory production of FAME, JR. This program gives students an exciting, creative and supportive environment in which to experience the thrill and exhilaration of performing in a main stage production. All students who register will be cast in our production of FAME, JR. to be performed at the Spa Little Theater. Performances will be open to friends, family, and the general public. No experience is necessary; children of all levels and experience are welcome. Rehearsals will begin in March and performances are scheduled for May 16th and 17th. Registration is limited. For further information, call Home Made Theater at 518587-4427, or visit www.homemadetheater.org to view the registration flyer.

ALL SAINTS ON THE HUDSON ANTIQUE SHOW MECHANICVILLE - All Saints on the Hudson Parish, Mechanicville will be hosting an Antique Show on Saturday, March 8th, from 9am-4pm at the Parish Center on Grove Street. Food will be available from the kitchen. For more info. call 664-6405.

International Women’s Day SCHUYLERVILLE - In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th, The Greater Schuylerville Youth Program in conjunction with CIEE USA High School Program’s local representative, Julie Bruce Smith will host at the Youth Center in Fort Hardy Park a GIRLS RISING GENERATIONAL TEA. This event will feature high tea from 3:30 pm - 5:30 PM and a preview of the the award winning documentary directed by Richard E. Robbins, “GIRLS RISING” – When you educate a girl, it changes her world. Mothers, daughters, grandmothers and aunties are encouraged to partici-


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Bulletin Board pate in this FREE empowerment event. It also provides opportunity for the female community to check out first hand and up close all of the changes taking place at the Youth Center. For up to the minute information please visit us at www.facebook.com/greaterschuylervilleyouthprogram.

CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOLS, the International Center wants you to be part of WorldQuest CAPITAL DISTRICT - The International Center of the Capital Region is happy to invite area high schools to participate in our first annual Regional Academic WorldQuest Competition which is scheduled to take place on March 8, 9:00 AM at the Polish Community Center. Academic WorldQuest is a flagship education program that tests high school students’ knowledge of international affairs. In the competition, fourperson teams compete by answering 100 multiple-choice questions. The winner of our regional competition will move onto attend the national competition in Washington, DC on April 26, representing our region. The International Center of the Capital Region will fund the travel and lodging for this winning team and their coach. Call (518) 708-7608.

Adirondack Fiddlers SCHUYLERVILLE - New style and Old Tyme Fiddling, Adirondack Fiddlers, Sunday March 9th 12:00 pm to 5 pm. American Legion Hall, Clancy St. Schuylerville. All fiddlers young and old and public welcome. Round and square dancing. For more information call (518) 274-6817

MONTHLY BREAKFAST VICTORY - The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club located on Route 32 south of the Village of Victory (look for our sign). Will be cooking breakfast on Sunday, March 9, 2014 starting at 8:00-11:00am and will continue on the second Sunday of each month all year. Eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast (white or wheat), pancakes (regular, blueberry, buckwheat, apple cinnamon), french toast, home fries, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Cost: Adult $6.00 Child $3.00, Everyone will be welcome. 695-3917

Going Green Luncheon SARATOGA SPRINGS - All women are invited to attend a luncheon Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 12:00-2:00 PM at Longfellows Restaurant, Rt. 9P Saratoga. Cost is $13.00 inclusive. Our feature, Debra McGloine, will talk about reusing and recycling to better our lives. Our speaker, Leigh Grimm from Sewell, NJ, will share her story titled “Jesus was Jewish and So Was I”. Reservations are required by March 6th. Please call Ellie at 584-3779 or Anita at 5834043. No membership or dues required. Presented by Sara-

toga Christian Women’s Club.

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration Dinner SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge # 161, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs Presents a Corned Beef & Ham Dinner. Potato Soup, Corned Beef, Baked Ham, Cabbage, Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Rolls and Butter, Dessert, Coffee and Tea. Wednesday March 12, 2014, 4:30-7:00pm. Donation Requested: $10.00 Adults, $9.00 Seniors (62 years) and Military (Active or Retired with ID Card), $5.00 Children 5-12 Children Under 5 Free, $10.00 All Takeouts. Cash Bar Available.

A Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Concert with The McKrells SARATOGA SPRINGS - On Saturday, March 15th at 7:30 p.m. HMT will host The McKrells for a fun night of music! This festive Irish evening will showcase musical entertainment suitable for all ages. Come for a pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration! All tickets are $15 and seating is by general admission. For purchasing tickets and more information please visit www.homemadetheater.org or call the Home Made Theater box office at 587-4427.

St. Patty’s Dinner SCHUYLERVILLE - March 15th 2014, 4pm-7pm. American Legion Post #278, 6 Clancy Street, Schuylerville. Corned Beef or Ham Cabbage Dinner. Adults $8, Kids under 12. $5. Families welcome. Limited tickets sold at the door. Call or stop in to buy or reserve your tickets. Call 695-3011.

Heritage Hunters Meeting SCHUYLERVILLE - Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet on Saturday, March 15th, at 1pm at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville. Charles Kuenzel and David Patterson, retired Saratoga Springs High School teachers and business owners of “Saratoga Tours”, will introduce us to Aaron Burr’s Saratoga. The controversial Revolutionary War hero, duel survivor, State Assemblyman, and U.S. Vice President was married to Madame Jumel, one of the largest landowners in Saratoga Springs. Public is welcome. For information call 587-2978

12 Years a Slave Movie & Book Signing BALLSTON SPA - Ballston Spa Public Library will present the movie, 12 Years a Slave, book signing and commentary with local author, David Fiske, on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 1pm. The block-buster movie, 12 Years a Slave, is a “no-holds barred” movie depicting Solomon Northup’s life


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Bulletin Board in Saratoga Springs and then when he is lured into slavery in 1841. Ballston Spa resident, David Fiske, will lead a discussion of the movie. In addition he will present his book, Solomon Northup: His Life Before and After Slavery. The book will be avilable for purchase and signing. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Limit 50. To sign up stop in or call 885-5022. Ballston Spa Library is located at 21 Milton Ave. with its parking lot on Low Street.

FREE COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND SCREENINGS SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Hospital Presents - Running Screening. Are you prepared for this running season? Receive a free assessment of your flexibility and strength by highly trained therapists from our Regional Therapy Center. Have your stride and feet analyzed for efficient running. Learn which running sneakers are right for you. Saturday, March 15, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: Saratoga Regional YMCA–Malta Branch, 100 Saratoga Village Blvd #22, Malta. Registration is required for all programs. Visit www.saratogahospital.org to register or call 580-2450.

Breakfast Buffet SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge # 161, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs Presents Breakfast Buffets. Fruit Cocktail, French Toast / Pancakes, Potatoes, Breakfast Sausage and Ham, Corned Beef Hash, Scrambled Eggs, Eggs Benedict, Juice, Coffee and Tea. Sundays, March 16, 2014, 8:30-11:00 am. Donation Requested: Adults $8.00, Seniors and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card) $7.00, Children 5-12 $6.00, Under 5 Free. Takeouts $8.00.

Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner QUAKER SPRINGS - The Quaker Springs Firemen and Auxiliary are hosting their annual Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner at their firehouse on Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 12pm to 3pm. The cost is $9 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and children under 5 are free. Take out is available. Reservations are required. Please call 584-3829 or 5842758.

Book Sale SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Book Bag Shop located in the Saratoga Springs Public Library will have a 50% off sale on all items in the shop from Sunday, March 16 through Sunday, March 23 during regular shop hours. The Library is located at 49 Henry Street. 518.584.7860.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS FUNDRAISER SARATOGA SPRINGS - Sojourner Truth will be visiting the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, March 22. As part of the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County’s Famous Person Fundraiser, D. Colin will share how one woman’s history changed one nation’s history. The cost is $40 per person including a full course breakfast buffet starting at 9am; the program will conclude by 12 noon. The League’s annual fundraiser is held to raise funds for candidate forums, voter guides, voter registration, and information on public policy issues. For more information, visit the League’s website at www.lwvsaratoga.org or call 728-0237. Reservations and a check made out to LWVNY Education Fund should be mailed to Mary Lou Classen at 4 Blue Spruce Lane, Ballston Lake, 12019 prior to March 15th . Tax deductible receipts will be issued at the event.

All you can eat country breakfast GANSEVOORT - The Gansevoort Vol. Fire Dept. will be hosting it’s monthly (All You Can Eat) country breakfast at the Gansevoort Firehouse 1870 Rt. 32N Gansevoort NY on Sunday March16, During The Hours of 8-11AM. Donations: Adults $8.00, Seniors 55+ $7.50, Children 6-12yrs $6.00, 5yrs and under free.

BURNT HILLS ORATORIO SOCIETY SARATOGA SPRINGS - Sunday, March 16: Burnt Hills Oratorio Society presents the New York State premiere of “The Revelations of Divine Love” (Metaphors from Sea and Sky) by Carson Cooman at Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Pre-concert lecture by the composer at 2 p.m.; concert at 3 p.m. Directed by Susan Hermance Fedak, BHOS artistic director. With Anne Agresta Dugan, soprano; Chris Trombley, baritone; and the Oratorio Orchestra. Tickets are $20 (student tickets $10 with ID); $3 off with 2013 Saratoga ArtsFest pass. Order online at www.bhos.us or call 518-416-4060.

22 CALIBER RIFLE COMPETITION VICTORY - The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club located on Route 32, south of the village of Victory (look for our sign). Will continue rifle competition Every Tuesday thru March 18, 2014 at 7PM Everyone Will Be Welcome. Bring your own 22 caliber rifle and ammunition. For additional information contact: Tim at 728-7098.

Humor in Hard Times, Coping with Loss through Laughter ALBANY - Join presenter Nancy Weil, certified Laughter Leader and Grief Specialist, on Wednesday, March 19th,


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Bulletin Board 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Albany Airport for a humorous and uplifting evening in the midst of a serious topic. $5 fee and reservation due by March 14th. Registration is necessary and limited to 66. Please download the registration form from the following web address: www. rcda.org/office/Pastoralcare/events or Email Maria Schollenberger at: Maria.Schollenberger@rcda.org or call 518641-6818. Sponsored by Pastoral Care Ministry & Diocesan Pastoral Care Commission.

COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF SARATOGA TO HOLD WAVE RIDERS SUPPORT PROGRAM SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Community Hospice of Saratoga will offer a six-week support group for children who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives, including a parent, grandparent, sibling or friend. Children meet in age-specific groups, and share thoughts & feelings through art, music, games and discussion. A Parent Educational Support Group is offered concurrently. It is free of charge and open to the community. The group will be held at The Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St, Saratoga Springs, NY. It will begin Tuesday, March 18th and run for 6 weeks. Registration is required. Please contact Sarah Etkin-Sefcik, LMSW at 581-0800 for more information.

Southern Dinner SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge # 161, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs Presents a Southern Dinner. Cajun Corn Chowder, Southern Fried Chicken, Country Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Greens & Beans, Corn Bread, Cole Slaw, Dessert, Coffee & Tea. Wednesday, March 26, 2014. 4:30-7:00 pm. Donation requested: $10.00 Adults, $9.00 Seniors (62 years) & Military with ID Card, $6.00 Children 5-12, Children under 5 Free. $10.00 All Takeouts.

FISH FRY FRIDAY VICTORY - The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club located on Route 32, south of the village of Victory (look for our sign ). Fish Fry Friday will continue Every Friday thru March 28, 2014. Time 5-7 PM. Menu: Fried Fish-$8.50, or Fried Clams- $8.50, or Fried Chicken Tenders-$8.50, also available will be Clam Chowder at $5.00 a quart. You are invited to eat in at our club house or to call ahead for Take Out 695-3917. Everyone will be welcome.

Home Made Theater 2014 Spring Benefit SARATOGA SPRINGS - Home Made Theater, the resident theater company of Saratoga Springs, will host their Annual Spring Benefit which will take place on Saturday, March

29th at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Spa State Park. HMT invites you to soar into an evening of fun and dancing while enjoying silent and live auctions with the evening’s master of ceremonies and auctioneer Jonathan Hefter. The fundraiser begins at 7:00pm with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a silent auction. Bid on fantastic dinners at fine area restaurants, exciting getaways, unique items from local merchants, and tickets to various events and attractions. You can also strike a pose or many with Saratoga Photobooth and try your luck at winning one of several amazing cakes as HMT’s famous cakewalk returns. Honorary Chairs for the event are Jerry & Marcia MacDonald. Tickets to Home Made Theater’s spring benefit are $70 per person. To receive a benefit invitation call HMT at 587-4427. Reservations are limited. RSVP deadline is March 21st. To view the invitation, go to www.homemadetheater.org .

Gateway House of Peace Call for Volunteers BALLSTON SPA - Gateway House of Peace is searching for resident care volunteers as the opening of our charitable hospice is quickly approaching. Volunteers provide caregiving, meal preparation, light housekeeping and medication assistance. All resident care volunteers are well trained and mentored with ongoing support and training offered. The next hospice training session will take place Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m. – noon at the Gateway House, located at 479 Rowland Street in Ballston Spa. Call Patti Veitch at (518) 584- 8641 to learn more about how you can help.

Tickets Available for 2014 Rachael Ray Spring Benefit Cooking Show LAKE GEORGE - The Lake George High School Alumni Association has started early plans for the Ticket Sales to the “2014 Rachael Ray Spring Benefit Cooking Show” on April 11, 2014. Tickets Sale Date for 530 Seats will be available on Saturday, March 22 from 9-12 Noon at the Lake George High School Main Office. Doors will open at 8 am. Ticket price remains at $25.00 per person with a 6 Ticket Limit. Request for groups and special need assistance may contact Pam Morin 696-7184. People and Pet Food Exchange before the Show. Donations to go to SPCA, Purrs & Paws & Local Town and Church Food Pantries. LGHS Auditorium Doors Open at 6:30 pm. Benefit Book Sales in Lobby from 6:30 to 7:00. Benefit Cooking Show with Audience Q & A at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium. Picture taking, book signing and recipe tasting to follow. Alumni fundraising efforts go to 2nd graduate scholarships, yearly awards and ongoing special needs.


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Bulletin Board CAFÉ MALTA 2014 MALTA - Town of Malta Parks and Recreation announces Café Malta, an intimate coffee house, will be presented on Saturday, March 22 at 7:00pm. Performers include: Chino Osuna (Guitar and Vocals), Colleen Staszak (Guitar and Vocals), Sara Feinland, Megan Halm, Emily MacDougall & Salea Mika (Cello Quartet), Alyson Davis & Tom Choiniere (Guitar and Vocals) and Jesse Rock & Jim Lavery (Banjo Duet). The show takes place at The Malta Community Center, One Bayberry Drive. Seats are $8.00 advanced and $10.00 at the door. Coffee and dessert also available for purchase. Contact Malta Community Center at 899-4411 for ticket information.

SARATOGA RELAY FOR LIFE 2014 INFORMATIONAL MEETING SARATOGA SPRINGS - On Wednesday, March 12th , we invite anyone who is interested in learning about Saratoga’s Relay for Life to join us at The Marriott Residence Inn located at 295 Excelsior Ave. Saratoga Springs at 5:30pm for committee meeting and 6:00pm for Team Captains’ meeting. The Relay will be held June 7-8th, 2014 at the Saratoga East Side Recreation Field. Take a little time to find out how you can help support or honor your loved one(s) who has dealt with Cancer. We look forward to some new ideas and suggestions from interested people. For more information about the Relay please check out the website,www. relayforlife.org/saratogaspringsny. Further information is available from Nicole at 857-0161 or Sheila at 365-2164.

Experience “A Taste of Ballston Spa” BALLSTON SPA - The Ballston Spa Education Foundation (BSEF) will hold its annual fundraiser, “A Taste of Ballston Spa” on Monday, March 24th from 6-8 pm at the HVCC TEC Smart Campus, 345 Hermes Road in Malta. Guests will be able to sample delicious offerings from some of the area’s most popular restaurants and food vendors. A cash bar, with wine and beer, will be available. There will be a raffle for gift baskets and other prizes. Tickets for the event are $30 per person or $55 per couple and are available for pre-sale on the BSEF website, www.ballstonspaeducationfoundation.com, or checks can be mailed to BSEF “Taste of Ballston Spa”, PO Box 276, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Please indicate the names of those attending. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information: info@ballstonspaeducationfoundation.com.

FREE COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND SCREENINGS SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Hospital Presents - Contemporary Issues in Women’s Health. These days, many of

us think nothing of going online for quick answers to our medical questions. But not all sources are created equal. We will discuss “hot topics” in OB/GYN – including HPV and perimenopause – and gain a better understanding of the safety profiles of seemingly “natural” remedies and treatments. Presenter: Dympna Lynch Weil, MD, FACOG, Obstetrician/Gynecologist. Wednesday, March 26, 6:00 p.m. Location: 59D Myrtle Street Park, Saratoga Springs (next to Rubin Dialysis Center). Registration is required for all programs. Visit www.saratogahospital.org to register or call 580-2450.

Friends of the New York State Military Museum Night at the Brewseum SARATOGA SPRINGS - Friday, March 28, 6 - 9:30 PM. Our Night at the Brewseum is back for a third amazing year! This is a great beer and wine tasting event, featuring breweries and vineyards from all over the Capital Region. We call it “A Night of Craft Beer and Military Gear!” Come and sample dozens of different specialty beers and wines. Many vendors will be represented, such as Druthers, Steadfast, Blueline Brewery, Ledge Rock Hill, Frederick Wildman, and more. Talk to the vendors who produce them locally and learn what makes them unique. Find a new favorite beer. Travel back in history as you stroll through the New York State Military Museum. Visit our great new exhibits, like our Civil War exhibit, the G.I. Joe exhibit and more. There will be tons of local restaurants providing delicious food for the evening: Maestro’s at the Van Dam, Merry Monk, Druthers, and more. Hundreds of people joined us last year, and we know that this year will be a sell-out as well. We’d like to invite you this amazing event. This is a fundraiser, and all proceeds will go to the Friends of the New York State Military Museum and the Saratoga Springs Lions Club. We look forward to seeing you there. NYS Military Museum, 61 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Tickets $35 advance, $40 at door. Must be at least 21 years old to attend. www. friendsofthenysmilitarymuseum.com

EDUCATION & NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS SARATOGA SPRINGS - Are you enrolled in college or a nursing program? Do you have a high school student preparing for higher education? The Order of the Eastern of the State of New York is awarding Education Scholarships and Nursing Scholarships. Applications are available for members, children of members, grandchildren of members, and members of the Masonic Youth groups prior to majority. The application deadline is April 1st. For more info please contact Laurie Leu, 518-879-7323.


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Bulletin Board HAM RAFFLE TICKETS VICTORY - 2014 Fish Creek Rod And Gun Club Ham Raffle Tickets Available Now. $1.00 Per Ticket. Get Your Tickets At The Club House or Contact: Tom At 491-8194 or 507-6308. Winning Tickets Will Be Drawn Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

$1,000 Scholarships to be Awarded SARATOGA CO. - The Saratoga County Fair announced that ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to current New York State high school seniors and also students enrolled in college. The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs and the New York State Showpeople’s Association sponsor the scholarships. The qualifying students must be active at the Saratoga County Fair or with the New York State Showpeople’s Association. All applicants from Saratoga County must submit their applications through the Saratoga County Fair or the NYSSA no later than Friday, April 11, 2014. Information is available at the Saratoga County Fair office, 162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020, through Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County and from local high school offices. Applications must be printed and completed from the web at www.nyfairs.org. For more information, contact the Saratoga County Fair office at 885-9701.

2nd Annual Miracle League Poker Run-The Miracle Ride CAPITAL DISTRICT - Save the date (May 17, 2014) for our 100 mile scenic road course through the mountains of Rensselaer, Columbia, and Berkshire Counties to raise money for sports and social programs for children and adults with disabilities. Register on the day of the ride from 9:00am-11:00am. The ride begins at 11:30am. The ride concludes at the Rensselaer Elks with a chicken bbq, food, prizes, raffles, entertainment, live music. Cost per rider – $25, passenger – $15, and picnic only – $15. Downloadable event registration forms will be available in coming weeks at: capitalregionmiracleleague.org If you have any questions contact Linda Baker at 518-376-8365.

LOW INCOME TAXPAYER CLINIC AT LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK CAPITAL DISTRICT - The LASNNY LITC offers FREE tax help to low income New Yorkers who have a tax problem with the IRS. For example, if you got a letter or notice from the IRS that you don’t understand or a bill from the IRS that you don’t think you owe or that you can’t pay, or if you were denied an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) you thought you should have gotten, we may be able to help. The EITC could reduce your tax bill or even get you a re-

fund if you qualify. You may be able to get the EITC if you have qualifying children and your earned income falls under a certain limit. This limit ranges from $37,870 up to $51,567 in 2013 depending on your filing status and number of children. Workers without children who had 2013 incomes below $14,340 ($19,680 for a married couple filing jointly) may also receive a very small EITC benefit. To qualify, a child must live with you for more than half the year. A son or daughter, grandchild, younger brother or sister, or niece or nephew, may be a qualifying child. The child must be younger than 19 (or 24 if they are a full time student) or permanently and totally disabled. Only one person can claim a child for EITC each year. Other age, residence, and filing requirements must be met. You must file a tax return and claim the credit to get the EITC, even if you don’t otherwise have to file. If the IRS denies your claim for the EITC and you don’t understand why, you may want to talk to an accountant or an attorney. The LASNNY LITC can be reached at (518) 462-6765 or (800) 462-2922, Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm.

SHAKER HIGH SCHOOL CLASS REUNION CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Class of 1964 Shaker High School 50th Reunion Committee is gathering contact information from classmates to share details of our upcoming celebration. The 50th Reunion Weekend will be September 5-7, 2014. Save the dates! Most events will be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Latham, NY, where we will have our own event room and a special rate for those staying at the hotel. It is going to be a great weekend. Plan to be there. Please send your contact information to shaker64reunion@ gmail.com.

Home Made Theater Open Registration for Youth Conservatory SARATOGA SPRINGS - Home Made Theater is pleased to announce open registration for children and teens ages 10-18 years old for the HMT Youth Theater Conservatory production of FAME, JR. This program gives students an exciting, creative and supportive environment in which to experience the thrill and exhilaration of performing in a main stage production. All students who register will be cast in our production of FAME, JR. to be performed at the Spa Little Theater. Performances will be open to friends, family, and the general public. No experience is necessary; children of all levels and experience are welcome. Rehearsals will begin in March and performances are scheduled for May 16th and 17th. Registration is limited. For further information, call Home Made Theater at 518587-4427, or visit www.homemadetheater.org to view the


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Bulletin Board registration flyer.

SARATOGA SPRINGS CITY CENTER WELCOMES SARATOGA SURRENDER SCULPTURE SARATOGA SPRINGS - The City Center’s 30th Anniversary celebration continues as it welcomes the “Saratoga Surrender Sculpture,” a bronze bas-relief, on loan from The Friends of Saratoga Battlefield. This massive 4’ by 6’ bronze depicts the “turning point of America’s Revolutionary War,” when British General Burgoyne surrendered his sword to American General Gates. The event was a pivotal moment in America’s quest for independence. This impressive new work of art was created by Chas Fagan, a nationally known painter and sculptor. The subject is based on artist John Trumbull’s famous oil painting called “The Surrender of John Burgoyne,” which is prominently housed in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The “Saratoga Surrender Sculpture” is now on display in the City Center’s main lobby for the public to appreciate Monday through Friday from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through Monday, May 19, 2014. The City Center is located at 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, NY. After a tour of various venues in Saratoga County, the artwork will be permanently placed in a new memorial park called the Saratoga Surrender Site, south of Schuylerville, NY. The City Center is pleased to have another occasion to welcome the community through its doors and continue the effort of “Bringing People Together.”

Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss SO. GLENS FALLS - Group Meeting 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month. If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you are not alone. We offer a healing environment for you to share your experience, to offer support and to be supported by others who understand suicide loss. There is a wealth of local resources for supporting survivors of suicide loss. You do not have to grieve alone. For time and meeting location please contact: Andrea Bello at 518-792-6007 Or andrea@ moreaucommunitycenter.org

Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian program OPEN REGISTRATION 2014 SARATOGA SPRINGS - STEP the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program a 501 (c) 3 not for profit and totally volunteer organization is open for registration for the 2014 season. Children and adults ages 2 and up with special needs may apply. There are limited open spots in the program as STEP fills up quickly. For registration information please call 518 374.5116 or email stepatnfec@yahoo.com or visit our website www.stepup-nfec.org

Calling All Mentors! CAPITAL DISTRICT - I am I can is a 501(c)3 organization that was created to mentor girls in grades 9 - 12. Programs provide needed encouragement, guidance and advocacy to students as they navigate their high school years and move toward post-graduation goals. We are seeking adult female mentors to work with students on a weekly basis. As a mentor you would spend time with and get to know your student, while developing a relationship that provides support and guidance. If you are looking for some meaningful volunteer work, this may be for you. This program focuses not as much on job skill mentoring, but more on providing a positive role model in the student’s life. You will help the student to develop core values and “encourage young women to discover their dreams, to believe in endless possibilities while empowering them to make it happen”. The organization is currently looking for mentors in the Clifton Park to Glens Falls areas. Immediate needs are to support girls in Hudson Falls, South Glens Fall, Glens Falls, Shenendehowa, and Ballston Spa school districts. If you have time on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and would like to have a positive impact on a girl in your community, please contact Founder, Avon Scherff at 518-688-3010 ext 102, or email Avon@scherffinsurance.com.

Tops of Galway GALWAY - Looking to take weight off for new year!!! Need that accountability of weighing in very week!! Come check out Tops of Galway. We meet every Thursday at Galway lions building in Galway. Weight in at 6:30 and meeting starts at 7. For more info call Rose at 884-9785 or email sjrhodes50@gmail.com. Check out tops at www.tops.org

Bingo Games SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Jewish Community Center, 84 Weibel Ave, Saratoga Springs adds ‘Bonus Ball’ and ‘Early Bird Progressive’ Bingo Games. Maximum Prize $6,000. Every Thursday. Doors open at 6pm and games start at 7pm. Both smoking and non-smoking areas. 584-2370

New Program To Assist Low Income Veterans SARATOGA CO. - Saratoga County RPC, through its VetHelp division, is pleased to announce the start of a new program to aid veterans and their families in their struggle to maintain permanent housing. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program can provide monetary relief as well as extensive case management for veteran families that are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Temporary financial assistance is available for rental assistance, utilities fees, security deposit, moving costs, emergency supplies, child care and transportation. Case


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Bulletin Board management and referral services include health care, daily living activities, financial planning, transportation, income support and legal assistance. The goal of the SSVF program is to promote housing stability among very low income Veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing in the following New York State counties; Washington, Warren, Saratoga, Schenectady, Montgomery, Fulton and Schoharie. For more information, call VetHelp toll free at 1-855-233-1117.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Looking for Mentors CAPITAL DISTRICT - Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for mentors in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, and Rensselaer Counties. We are the oldest and largest provider of one-to-one youth mentoring services in the United States. In the Capital Region, we have been matching caring adults with local children for 50 years. Our mentoring relationships are proven to be a positive influence on the life of a child. Currently, we serve over 500 children, but there are over 100 more waiting for mentors. If you want to learn more about volunteering, contact Brigette Callahan at 862-1250 x15, or by email at Brigette@bbbscr. org.

Are You Having A Hard Time Controlling The Way You Eat? SARATOGA SPRINGS - FA offers help and hope. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, “FA”, meeting in Saratoga Springs Mondays, 7pm at the United Methodist Church on Fifth Ave. FA is a recovery program for people who suffer from food obsession, overeating, bulimia and under-eating. Everyone is welcome to this FREE meeting, including those who think they may have a food problem or those who are concerned about someone who may. For a list of regular, weekly meetings in the Capital District, visit www. foodaddicts.org or call Laurie at 518-879-7323.

Women’s Rugby Team Looking for Players SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Brumbies, Women’s Rugby Team is always looking for new athletic minded women to join the team. Anyone 18+ that is team oriented, determined, and hard working is invited to join us. The Brumbies are an increasingly competitive team with a strong commitment to the community. If you are interested in playing or finding out more, please email SwrRecruiting@gmail.com, visit us at SaratogaWomensRugby.com or find us on facebook.

SEEKING HOST FAMILIES CAPITAL DISTRICT - Since 1952, International Fellowship, Inc. a non-profit organization has been successfully ex-

changing students to and from the United States. Families in this area are invited to reach across the boarders and host a high school aged exchange student for the semester or the academic year. The students come with their own spending money and are covered by health/accident insurance. All that is required of a host family is to provide room, board, laundry facilities and some tender loving care. Host families can be married, single, have kids, no kids- even grandparents can apply. Please visit our website for more information at www.internationalfellowship. org, write to International Fellowship, Inc., P.O. Box 130, Westfield, New York 14787, email infelwes@gmail.com, or call 1-800-647-8839.

Softball Team Looking for Players CAPITAL REGION - Warning Track Heat 16U Girls Fastpitch Softball Team looking for a few players to round out the 2013/2014 season. Email coachcarter@warningtrackheat to schedule a tryout.

Who’s At Risk? Caregive Distress SARATOGA COUNTY - Self-Assessment Tool Helps Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties -Area Families Avoid the Dangers of Caregiver Distress. Nearly one-third of adults living in Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties are family caregivers who could be at risk for heart disease, diabetes, depression and various other physical and emotional maladies as a result of caregiver distress, a potentially dangerous condition brought on by the pressures of caring for a senior loved one. In response to this growing issue, the local Home Instead Senior Care® office has launched a public awareness campaign – Family Caregiver Stress Relief at FamilyCaregiverStressRelief.com – to help family caregivers determine if they are at risk for distress and to minimize problems before they escalate. For more information about the services of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties call 518 580-1042 or visit www.homeinstead. com/341.

Volunteers Needed SARATOGA COUNTY - The Saratoga County Office for the Aging is in NEED of volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors throughout Saratoga County. Current areas in immediate need are: SARATOGA, MOREAU/ SOUTH GLENS FALLS, STILLWATER, & CHARLTON. Nutritious meals are prepared, packed and ready for transport Monday-Friday at about 10:30. Delivery takes about one to one and a half hours. Please call Billie Jo or Denise at The Office for the Aging- 363-4020 or 884-4100 for details.


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Bulletin Board Caregivers Your Help is Needed! SARATOGA SPRINGS - We want to be on your Schedule!!! Summer will soon be here and so will summer vacations… Just 4 hours a week of your time and talents will assist us in providing care and comfort to the terminally ill at Mary’s Haven, a program of Catholic Charities, located in Saratoga Springs.Initial and ongoing training will be provided. Volunteers are the heart of this program, providing 24 hour a day care under the direction of the Program Director. Please add Mary’s haven to your Volunteer Schedule! For more information please contact: Anne or Robin at Mary’s Haven (518) 584-9397.

Recycling Fundraiser to Benefit New Playground SARATOGA SPRINGS – Recycling fundraiser helps raise money towards a much-needed new playground at Geyser Road Elementary in Saratoga Springs. Students/members of Daisy troop #3134 have been earning free cash by participating in the FundingFactory Recycling Program. They collect empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops from the community and send the waste products to FundingFactory in exchange for their choice of technology and recreation products, or even cash. Companies interested in demonstrating a commitment to education and the environment can participate free of charge in the FundingFactory Business Support Program. FundingFactory will send each supporting business FREE prepaid shipping labels for the return of collected cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops. By donating to the Daisy’s, businesses help them earn the money they need. Community and business supporters can also drop off cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, MP3 players and laptops at the following locations: Geyser Elementary Lobby or call us and we will pick them up. There is no end date on this fundraiser, so keep us in mind throughout the year. To learn more about supporting Daisy Troop #3134, please call Celena Yourdon at 518-587-4511 or email: celenayourdon@gmail.com. For more information, visit www. FundingFactory.com, or call, toll-free: 1.888.883.8237. (A)

H.O.P.E. Animal Rescue Spay/Neuter Clinic WILTON/SARATOGA SPRINGS – Julie Whipple, DVM, has joined H.O.P.E. as Veterinarian at the Spay/Neuter Clinic. The clinic is open the following days: Cat appointments – Mon. & Wed.; Dog appointments – Thurs. Occasional Sunday appointments. H.O.P.E’s program is available to lower income individuals and families who qualify based on participation in public assistance programs or meet income

limits. We offer our program for bully breed dogs, stray and feral cats, and rescue/shelter organizations. Location: 4255 Route 50, Wilton, NY (Saratoga Springs, NY). Contact: 518.248.0355. Vaccinations are provided as a part of our spay-neuter program only. http://www.hopeanimalrescue.org/ (A)

Recently Retired And Looking for Meaningful Volunteer Work? SARATOGA REGION - I am I can is a 501(c)3 organization that was created to mentor girls in grades 9 - 12. Programs provide needed encouragement, guidance and advocacy to students as they navigate their high school years and move toward post-graduation goals. We are seeking adult female mentors to work with students on a weekly basis. As a mentor you would spend time with and get to know your student, while developing a relationship that provides support and guidance. If you are a recently retired woman looking for some meaningful volunteer work, this may be for you. This program focuses not as much on job skill mentoring, but more on providing a positive role model in the student’s life. You will help the student to develop core values and “encourage young women to discover their dreams, to believe in endless possibilities while empowering them to make it happen”. The organization is currently looking for mentors in the Clifton Park to Glens Falls areas. Immediate needs are to support girls in Hudson Falls, South Glens Fall, Glens Falls and Ballston Spa school districts. If you have time on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and would like to have a positive impact on a girl in your community, please contact Founder, Avon Scherff at 518-688-3010 ext 102, or email Avon@scherffinsurance. com.

Red Cross Needs Volunteers CAPITAL REGION – Volunteers are needed in all areas of service from helping in local disasters to answering phones in the office. The Red cross meet many needs in the area, families that have been displaced by a fire, flood or other disaster; collecting blood to save lives of people in need to sustaining a quality filled life; and teaching CPR and First Aid Classes. For more information about Red Cross volunteer opportunities, contact Laura at 792-6545.

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