The Adirondack Trust Co. Community Fund will accept grant applications from eligible nonprofit charities until Sept. 30.
Grant information and application forms may be obtained from the Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund website at ATCCF.org/nonprofits.
The fund was established in 2009. Officials said the resulting yearly Lend-a-Hand grants help improve the quality of life and address issues of common concern in the area. In 2016, the Community Fund allocated $42,270 toward 23 Lend-a-Hand grants. The grants funded local, nonprofit organizations’ programs in such diverse areas as veterans’ outreach, mental health services, wildlife education, homelessness prevention, youth services, and the arts.
Grant recipients will be announced by the fund’s Independent Advisory Committee in December.
Over the past six years, the Community Fund has provided 101 grants in excess of $193,000.
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Creatacor Inc., an exhibit design, fabrication and trade show management provider, was included in Event Marketer’s Fab 50 list of 2017.
The Fab 50 list recognizes the work done by the top fabricators serving the event and trade show industry.
Event Marketer created the first editorial listing of top fabrication partners five years ago as a guide, selected through a rigorous application and judging process that highlights the top 50 with complementary profiles detailing stats and capabilities. The builders on the list tackle trade shows, museums, outdoor installations, retail spaces, global tour builds and much more.
This is the fourth year Creatacor has made the list since its initial release in 2013.
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The Saratoga Economic Development Corp. and the Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Brokers are sponsoring a breakfast meeting to hear from town of Malta leaders about improvements made to promote business growth in Malta and to learn about specific development opportunities on Friday, Sept. 22 at Hyatt Place, 20 State Farm Plaza, in Malta, near Northway Exit 12.
Immediately following the breakfast panel, guests are invited to caravan on a FAM Tour of featured sites.
The breakfast, catered by Longfellows, is set for 7:30-9:00 a.m. The optional caravan tour is 9-11 a.m.
Panelists include Vince Delucia, Malta town Supervisor; Tony Tozzi, director, building and planning department; and Tim Dunn, town councilman and chairman of its Economic Development Committee. It will be moderated by Gary Dake, president of Stewart’s Shops.
The cost is $30. People can register online at saratogaedc.com/events/event/doing-business-in-malta.
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Saratoga Arms Hotel has been awarded AAA’s prestigious Four Diamond designation.
Saratoga Arms is a restored 1870 brick hotel in the heart on Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs,. Each of its 31 rooms and suites is designed for comfort and luxury along with its farm-to-table gourmet breakfasts – all necessary attributes to be awarded the Four Diamond stature. Contemporary accents and modern amenities complement the grand
The small concierge hotel is known for its signature wrap-around porch, airy breakfast rooms, a front parlor and lounge where its guests socialize and relax.
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Stewart’s Shops announced its milk has been named the best in New York state by Cornell University’s Department of Food Science. The award was presented on Dairy Day, Aug. 31, at the New York State Fair.
The recognition is part of Cornell’s New York State Milk Quality Improvement Program.
Cornell University collected samples from plants between October and May. The samples of whole milk, 2 percent, 1 percent, and fat-free milk were scored on various criteria, including best flavor.
Stewart’s Shops’ milk is produced by 30 dairy farms from Saratoga, Rensselaer, and Washington counties, and bottled at the Stewart’s dairy in Greenfield. Stewart’s trucks deliver that milk to their shops within 48 hours of leaving the farm.
Also the State Fair Dairy Day events, Stewart’s Shops was presented with the Business of Distinction award for its longstanding support of the dairy industry and the Dairy of Distinction program, which honors the efforts of Northeast dairy farmers.
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The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center announces its fall Brown Bag Lunch series, an annual educational program meant to highlight the history, culture and traditions of the city.
All programs are FREE and open to the public. No registration is required. The programs take place from noon to 1 p.m. and meet in the H. Dutcher Community Room at Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs.
Programs are set for:
Thursday, Sept. 14, The Rebirth of Caffe Lena, Saratoga’s Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse, presented by Sarah Craig, executive director, Caffe Lena.
Thursday, Oct. 12, Saratoga Stories: Magic and Loss, presented by local author Thomas Dimopoulos.
Thursday Nov. 9: Celebrating 40: Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation, presented by Samantha Bosshart, foundation executive director.
Thursday, Dec. 14: Saratoga Mineral Baths: Not Just for Saturday Nights, presented by Charlie Kuenzel.
For more information visit, www.SaratogaSpringsVisitorCenter.com or www.DiscoverSaratoga.org.
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The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association sponsor a networking breakfast on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 7:30-8:30 a.m., hosted by Creative Endeavors, 49 Front St. in Ballston Spa.
Creative Endeavors, a Saratoga Bridges program, offers individuals the opportunity to express their artistic abilities. Products include handmade wood crafts, jewelry, photographs, framed oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings, prints, note cards and more.
Cost for the breakfast is $5 with advance reservation. Prepayment is available at www.ballston.org or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and pay at the door. Walk-ins that morning are charged $10. People do not need to be a BSBPA member to attend the event. Membership information will be available.
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Fall class registration at the Academy for Lifelong Learning (A.L.L.) continues through mid-September. Over 25 classes are still open, including several lecture series.
Most classes start the week of Sept. 11 and run through the week of Nov. 6. The fall term is sponsored by Prestwick Chase. Fall term class registration and membership application packets are in area libraries, the Academy office at 111 West Ave. in Saratoga Springs or on the website at www.esc.edu/all.
Registration forms are being accepted for open classes throughout the term. Several classes are full and waiting lists have been started. Call the Academy office for current class availability at 518-587-2100, ext. 2415.
These open classes cover a wide range of genre including: history, art, media, health, religion, writing and economics. Volunteer-led classes typically meet for two hours once a week for four to eight weeks. Most classes are held in SUNY Empire State College classrooms at 113 West Ave. in Saratoga Springs with several “on site” offerings at a variety of local outdoor venues.
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Home Made Theater, Saratoga’s resident theater company, is seeking volunteers in all departments for their upcoming 2017-18 season.
Interested volunteers are invited to attend the volunteer meeting on Monday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m.. at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Spa State Park. Volunteers work alongside trained professionals, learning the behind the scenes technical aspects of theater such as lighting, set construction, running crew, and sound.
Others may choose to work as ushers, greeters, concession stand operators, and office or publicity assistants.
Some jobs require only a few hours’ time for a couple of hands, while others require a large number of hours.
For more information, call 518-587-4427 or email email@example.com. People may fill out a volunteer form online at www.homemadetheater.org.