FASTSIGNS of Saratoga Springs, a local sign and visual graphics provider, was recognized as a top performing center at the 2019 FASTSIGNS Convention held in Orlando, Fla.
Owned by Rick Bult, FASTSIGNS of Saratoga Springs received a Mentor Recognition Award. The award recognizes a seasoned franchisee who serves as mentor to a new franchisee for the first six months of operation. The seasoned franchisee is thanked for their dedication, leadership and providing real-world experience.
FASTSIGNS of Saratoga Springs has been serving the area for over four years. The center is located at Plaza 15, 30 Gick Road.
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The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center, in partnership with the Saratoga Springs Public Library, announced the launch of the spring 2019 Brown Bag Lunch Series, an annual educational program meant to highlight the rich history, culture and traditions of our city and heritage area.
All Brown Bag Lunch Lecture programs are free and open to the public No registration is required. The programs take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the H. Dutcher Community Room at the library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs.
The schedule is:
Thursday, March 14, Saints and Scalawags: Stories from Bethesda’s History, presented by Jane Agee, Ph.D., and Mary Sanders Shartle.
Thursday, April 4, Katrina Trask Gateway Memorial, presented by local artist Rumara Jewett.
Thursday, May 9, Saratoga Lake and Her Lost Steamboats, presented by Capt. Hal T. Raven, owner, Adirondack Cruise and Charter Co.
Thursday, June 13, Bare Knuckles and Saratoga Racing: The Remarkable Life of John Morrissey, presented by Brien Bouyea, communications director at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information visit, www.SaratogaSpringsVisitorCenter.com or www.DiscoverSaratoga.org.
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The Ballston Area Community Center (BACC) is preparing for its 21st annual fundraising gala to be held the evening of March 16 at the Milton Community Center in Ballston Spa.
The “Game Show Gala” theme event will include a cocktail hour, a stationed buffet dinner, silent auction and dancing. Tickets are $50 per person or $95 per couple.
The Ballston Area Community center is a nonprofit organization that offers programs that enhance the social, emotional and recreational development of youth and their families in the Ballston Spa area.
To donate silent auction items or purchase tickets for the event, call the BACC at 518-885-3261, ext. 5.
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Spring class registration at the Academy for Lifelong Learning (A.L.L.) continues through mid-April.
Over 20 classes are still open, including several lecture series. Most classes start the week of April 8 and run through the week of June 3. The spring term is sponsored by Prestwick Chase.
The spring term class registration and membership application packet is available in area libraries, the Academy office at 113 West Ave. in Saratoga Springs or on the website at www.esc.edu/all.
Registration forms are being accepted for open classes through the beginning of the term. Several classes are full and waiting lists have been established. Call the Academy office for current class availability at (518) 587-2100 ext. 2415.
These open classes cover a wide range of subjects including economics, Hollywood, antiques, painting, self-awareness, birding, health, foreign cultures, photography, writing, Italian, and local history. 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 with several on-site offerings at a variety of local outdoor venues.
For more information, contact the Academy office at (518) 587-2100 ext. 2415 or go to www.esc.edu/all.