Saratoga Hospital has received a $100,000 donation from the Hannaford Charitable Foundation to support a new Teaching Food Pantry at the Saratoga Community Health Center.
The new Hannaford Teaching Food Pantry will complement and expand on the nutrition, health, and chronic disease management programs offered at the Community Health Center. The dedicated space will provide storage for a greater variety of healthy food items that will be used in one-on-one teaching opportunities, as well as in conjunction with the CHC’s ongoing series of programs for diabetes and chronic disease management, and its nutrition prescription program.
Saratoga Hospital will be renovating 2,800 square feet of unoccupied space on the second floor of the CHC to accommodate the Hannaford Teaching Food Pantry, along with a new community and training room, multiple office spaces for partner nonprofits, and additional clinical services. The total budget for the renovations is estimated at $450,000. Projected completion will be in the latter half of the year, officials said.
Saratoga Casino Hotel’s community outreach team, Hands For Hope, provided a free meal to more than 300 guests at an outdoor picnic in June benefiting Project Lift, a program of the Franklin Community Center.
The event took place at the Columbia Pavilion inside Saratoga State Park and was the second time hotel donated the food for the picnic.
Project Lift’ initiative is a free after-school program aimed at providing students in grades 1-5 with positive role models and additional education. The goal of the program is to offer a positive developmental path for students in the Saratoga Springs school district.
Saratoga Casino Hotel created Hands For Hope in 2016 to encourage employees to get involved in local causes across the Capital Region. More than a dozen casino employees volunteered their time to assist with catering the event. Saratoga Casino Hotel donated all of the food and drinks for the picnic.
The National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs will host a fundraising event to benefit Second Chance Sports & the Learning League, a nonprofit organization that offers therapies for individuals suffering from PTSD, spinal injuries and other health concerns.
It will be held 6-10 p.m. Tuesday, July 31. The money will support veterans, active military and track workers that need assistance through Second Chance Sports & the Learning League.
Musicians will provide live entertainment. There will be a tasting with several of the area’s restaurants/caterers. There willl be dancing, live and silents auctions and raffles.
Several of the nation’s premier stable owners, trainers, jockeys, and racehorse industry professionals are slated to lend their assistance in conjunction with many business owners and veterans and civic organizations. The cost is $250 per person.
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The Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center’s popular History, Legends, Lore and More” walking tour is back. The 90-minute historical walking tour celebrates Saratoga’s Victorian era and the classic Victorian stroll.
Through Sept. 3, tours will run Monday through Saturday. The season will wrap up in the fall, with tours taking place on Saturdays only in September and October. All tours begin at 10:30 am, rain or shine, and meet at the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
The cost is $8 per person, and children under 12 are free. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact the Visitor Center at (518) 587-3241, or visit www.saratogaspringsvisitorcenter.com.
The Adirondack Trust Co. has again secured a 5-Star rating from BauerFinancial, a bank rating firm.
A five-star rating indicates that the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. Adirondack Trust has earned and maintained this top honor for more than 10 years, putting it in an the position as an “exceptional performance bank”. This designation is reserved for those banks securing a 5-Star rating for 10 years or longer.
Capital Bank, a division of Chemung Canal Trust Co. hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in June at its new branch in Wilton Plaza, at 3057 Route 50.
The office first opened its doors on April 30.
The 3,100-square-foot facility includes a drive-thru window and drive-up ATM, as well as an open infrastructure with a contemporary design that expands customer contact areas. It is the fourth Capital Bank branch to feature a more modern banking office, utilizing a teller-pod concept, which enhances interaction and allows relationship bankers and customers the flexibility and space to work together seamlessly throughout the lobby.
The law firm of Ludemann, McMorris & Silvestri PC has changed its name to Ludemann & Associates PC.
The law office will remain at its current location, 5A Sagamore St., at the intersection of Dix Avenue and Sagamore Street in Glens Falls.
The firm provides legal services in the areas of real estate, family law, divorce, wills/estate planning and probate, civil litigation, business formations, criminal defense; labor law, unemployment, personal injury and evictions.
It serves clients in the Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Essex and Hamilton counties. The office can be reached at 518-761-6797.