The Mechanicville District Public Library will host a free Social Security retirement information program at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 for pre-retirees wanting to make a more informed claiming decision.
Topics covered include: When should you collect benefits? Do you understand the new Social Security rules? Learn how to eliminate the guesswork, and how you can avoid critical filing mistakes.
The program is being offered as a public service by Retirement Solutions LLC. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. To RSVP, call the library at 518-664-4646.
Northshire Bookstore is accepting submissions for the 2019 Open Mind scholarship.
The scholarship honors the diversity of thought, feelings, information and perspectives found in books, as well as the power of books to change people’s lives. Northshire Bookstore annually awards a $1,000 scholarship to two college-bound high school seniors, one from New York and one from Vermont.
To enter the contest, students need to write a one-page essay on how a book has exposed them to something new and how it has impacted their life.
Submissions are due by on March 1. Students should include their name, email and state. To enter, email the submission to email@example.com.
Northshire Bookstore Saratoga is located at 424 Broadway in Saratoga Springs and can be reached at 518-682-4200.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected Plug Power Inc., a provider of energy solutions, as a recipient of an SDCE Green Supply Chain Award for 2018.
Plug Power, with an office in Clifton Park, is helping companies build an efficient, sustainable business with its clean energy solutions to power on-road vehicles as well as indoor industrial trucks such as forklifts.
The Green Supply Chain Award recognizes providers of supply chain solutions and services assisting their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals. The award also recognizes companies making sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations and supply chains.
This year’s annual awards recognize small, mid-size, and large enterprises that leveraged green practices and solutions to further drive sustainable improvements in their supply chain.
The Saratoga County Animal Shelter received a donation from the Deacon Martucci Dreams Foundation this holiday season.
The foundation was established to honor the memory of Deacon Martucci, a 16-year-old Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake student who died in August in a motor vehicle accident.
Deacon’s family wanted to continue his legacy of spreading light and love to so many people in his community and created Deacon’s Angel Trees to collect donations and support a cause Deacon was most passionate about—the local animal shelter.
Throughout December, donations—including pet food, treats, pet toys, collars and leashes—were collected at Glenville Veterinary Clinic, Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa, Burnt Hills Veterinary Hospital, and by the BHBL High School X Factor Club, of which Deacon was an active member.
Alpin Haus, a family-owned outdoor recreation retailers, was named one of the “Top 50 RV Dealers in North America” by RVBusiness magazine.
Representatives from Alpin Haus accepted the designation at the 2018 RV Dealers Association International Convention/Expo at the Paris Las Vegas. Alpin Haus owns and operates RV stores in Amsterdam, Saratoga, and Port Jervis, N.Y.
To identify the list, RVBusiness magazine began harvesting qualified nominees in early summer from RV manufacturers who nominated dealer partners based not just on sales volume but whom they felt exemplify RVB Top 50 qualities and practices. Those dealers were invited to complete the program’s extensive application and an expanded panel of independent industry insiders met to review all the applications and select the RVB Top 50.
Alpin Haus offers a full line of recreational vehicles, parts, services and accessories at all three store locations.
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, a Capital Region law firm, has launched a new microsite for the firm’s immigration practice group.
The microsite is a separate website, dedicated specifically to the firm’s immigration practice and services. It can be accessed through the immigration page on the firm’s main website, or directly at either woh-immigrationlaw-ny.com or woh-immigrationlaw-albanyny.com.
The microsite contains information on the immigration practice group’s attorneys and services, and incorporates video, blogs, testimonials, immigration news, updates, and alerts.
The Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild is offering five $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors in the Saratoga County area interested in pursuing a variety of healthcare careers.
Eligible students must be entering college in September, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and a documented record of community service, especially in a healthcare environment.
Application deadline is March 20. Scholarship recipients will be honored at the guild’s annual recognition dinner on May 2.
Description, requirements, and application forms are available through local high school guidance offices and online at saratogahospital.org/about-us/volunteering/volunteer-guild.