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Reservations are now being taken for a private tour of the Yaddo estate in Saratoga Springs planned for Wednesday June 20 by the Lake George Community Garden Club. The tour will be led by docents from the Yaddo Garden Association. The rose garden on the estate, which hosts a community of artists and writers, is likely to be at its peak and the rock garden will be in full bloom, Club members said this week. A fee of $5 per person will be charged for the tour. For information on the gardens, visit the website: Garden Club members and their guests will carpool from the Lake George area at 10 a.m. Following the tour, a lunch will be offered at Bailey’s, a nearby Saratoga restaurant. Those who seek to join the tour, call Joan Lennon at 668-9312

Bedell, Swan chosen for awards The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce and members of the community will be honoring their V.I.P for 2012 plus their first-ever Business of the Year at their annual awards dinner set for 6 p.m. Thursday Jan. 14 at George Henry’s tavern in downtown Warrensburg. Chosen as the top Business of the 2012 is Rebecca's Florist & Country Store, owned and operated by Rebecca Witz Swan. Rebecca’s Florist received several nominations for the award — local people appreciate how she took a vacant commercial property and launched a business with eye-catching appeal that brightens others’ lives with her creations. One of the nomination letters noted that her retail building is maintained well, and the exterior decorations and displays are appealing to those driving into Warrensburg from the south. Also, Rebecca's Florist was chosen for the award be-

St. Cecilia’s golf tournament set Early advance reservations are now being taken for the annual golf tournament of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday Aug 12. The cost is $95 per person, which includes lunch, cart, awards, and a steak dinner. To RSVP, email:

Rural Heritage Fest approaching Area citizens are looking forward to the ambitious Rural Heritage Festival & Warren County Youth Fair now being planned for Saturday, Aug. 11. The Warren County Historical Society has teamed up with Cornell Cooperative Extension leaders to transform the county Youth Fair into an event that is sure to draw people of all ages from a wide region. The event’s expanded mission is to explore and celebrate our rural history and traditions. The event will highlight regional artisans using traditional techniques, and feature entrepreneurs using traditional methods to build economic self-sufficiency and promoting sustainable living principles. In addition to the annual Youth Fair activities, the daylong event will include: demonstrations of traditional crafts, entertainment including a square dance and a horseshoe Where are you playing


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contest, and Native American re-enactors. Vendors on site will offer traditional crafts, building arts, toys, local farm produce, gourmet food products, plus tools, antiques and collectibles from bygone days. Also to be featured are regional authors & booksellers, displays and programs by regional historical societies and museums. Activities are to include contests, story telling. For details, see:, or call the historical society office at 743-0734.

Send news, keep folks informed We need your news to keep this column full of updated items of interest to local folks. Residents of Warrensburg, send me your news, article ideas and news tips. Call me at 623-9744 about two weeks prior to any scheduled event you seek to have publicized, or email me at: Feel free to contact me with community happenings, or items you would like to see covered in this column.

Silent auction items sought for fundraiser WARRENSBURG — On Aug. 25, Cornell Cooperative Extension will be holding its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament and Silent Auction at Cronin’s Golf Resort in Warrensburg. All proceeds from this benefit will be used to help financially support Cornell Cooperative Extension’s educational programs. Cornell University Cooperative Extension is a key outreach system of Cornell University with a strong public mission and an extensive local presence that is responsive to the needs of people in our community. The Cornell University Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. Arrangements for pick-up of donations can be made by calling Amy Sabattis at 518-623-3291 or 668-4881.

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cause of the additional jobs that were created when she launched her enterprise. The Chamber also chose long-time local Boy Scout leader Michelle Bedell as citizen of the year. she has served for well over a decade as a volunteer scout leader, with enthusiasm and dedication. He devotion to developing leadership and character in boys — as well as providing them with lasting memories — is exemplary. Bedell and Swan will both be honored at the upcoming awards dinner. Reservations, due by June 11 may be secured by calling the Chamber at 623-2161. The cost of the dinner is $30. Incidentally, Rebecca is now seeking applications for a part-time position as Floral Designer. Those interested in the post may call her at 623-2232.

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