The Gurtler Brothers VFW Post 420 and the Academy for Lifelong Learning in Saratoga Springs have teamed up to present the antique Show/Flea Market & Appraisal Day and are seeking vendors.
The show is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the VFW pavilion at 190 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs.
The event features 20-plus spaces in the pavilion and on the lawn for antique and flea market vendors. Appraisals will be offered by professional appraiser George Heigel.
Admission is free. Appraisals are $10 or 3 items for $25. There is plenty of parking for this rain or shine event. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Proceeds will support the VFW 100th year anniversary celebration and Academy for Lifelong Learning programs.
Vendor spaces are 12×12 feet for $35. Contact Jeff Shinaman for a vendor application and for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 587-2100, ext. 2390.
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Franklin Community Center is hosting its ninth annual Project Lift University, a benefit to raise funds for their after-school prevention program, Project Lift.
It will be held 6-9 p.m. at Longfellows in Saratoga Springs. Music will be provided by Rich Ortiz, magic by Jim Snack. There will also be tarot card reading, food and drinks.
Ticket are $80 and $150 and can be purchased online at www.franklincommunitycenter.org or by calling Franklin Community Center at 518-587-9826.
Project Lift is a free after-school prevention program operated by Franklin Community Center that offers a safe, caring and structured environment for youth in grades 1-6. The program’s approach heightens children’s social and emotional competence, builds positive decision-making skills and boosts self-esteem.
Additionally, the program places strong emphasis on the prevention of tobacco, drugs, alcohol and bullying, and helps strengthen the bond between child, family, school and community.
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OrthoNY Surgical Suites has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
Accreditation distinguishes the outpatient facility from others through its adherence to rigorous standards of care and safety.
Ambulatory health care organizations seeking AAAHC Accreditation undergo an extensive self-assessment and onsite review by AAAHC expert surveyors – physicians, nurses, and administrators actively involved in ambulatory care. The survey is peer-based and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.
OrthoNY Surgical Suites opened in February at 16 Maxwell Drive in Clifton Park. The facility offers outpatient, orthopaedic surgery and pain management from the same Saratoga and Schenectady physicians whom patients see in OrthoNY offices for routine and emergent care. To learn more, visit www.orthoNY.com.
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Home Made Theater, Saratoga’s resident theater company, is seeking volunteers in all departments for their upcoming 2019-20 season.
All interested volunteers are invited to attend the volunteer meeting on Monday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Spa State Park. HMT’s 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 work as ushers, greeters, concession stand operators, and office or publicity assistants. Whatever your availability and experience, HMT has a place for everyone to volunteer.
Some jobs require only a few hours’ time for a couple of hands, while others require a large number of hours with many people.
HMT’s 35th season returns to the Spa Little Theater stage in October with the ABBA inspired hit musical, “Mamma Mia!” The December Theater for Families production will be the classic Christmas tale, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” based on the Frank Capra film.
February will feature mystery master Frederick Knott’s “Dial M for Murder.” The season will finish off in late April/early May with the 2015 Tony Award winner for best play, Simon Stephens’ “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” based on the bestselling novel.
For more information, call 518-587-4427 or email email@example.com. You may also fill out HMT’s volunteer form online at www.HomeMadeTheater.org.
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The Saratoga Hospital 37th annual gala held on Wednesday, July 31, raised a record-breaking $501,310 in net proceeds, shattering the previous record set in 2015 by $90,000.
More than 1,000 people attended the event, themed “Under the Tuscan Sun,” presented by Julie & Co. Realty LLC, and Bonacio Construction, Inc. at the Polo Meadow at Saratoga Casino Hotel.
The gala is a major source of support for Saratoga Community Health Center, which provides primary care, dental, behavioral health, and addiction medicine services to the community, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.
Proceeds from the Hospital’s Gala have supported Saratoga Community Health Center since 2011. The health center, which opened in 2013, is located at 24 Hamilton St.
For more information, visit saratogacommunityhealthcenter.org.
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The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) and CDPHP announced that CDPHP Cycle! surpassed its season ridership goal, with more than 24,000 trips taken since April 1.
CDPHP Cycle! is now on pace to reach nearly 40,000 rides before the end of the season in November, in addition to boasting more than 10,000 all-time members, officials said.
The majority of bike trips are being taken in Albany, with Troy coming in second and Saratoga Springs and Schenectady following. A large share of riders rented bikes on an hourly basis.
For its third season, the out-of-hub fee was removed at the beginning of this season, allowing riders to lock their bikes to any fixed object in the CDPHP Cycle! system, as long as it does not block a public right of way. This has allowed riders to move more freely throughout the system area, and has undoubtedly contributed to increased ridership.
Area businesses, universities, and organizations are able to purchase discounted memberships through the CDPHP Cycle! Access program.
Riders may purchase a membership or load a pay-as-you-go account by registering online or downloading the CDPHP Cycle! mobile app. Riders pay for what they cycle, which comes out to just $0.08 per minute with an hourly pass.
The CDPHP Cycle! season is expected to end on Nov. 30, weather permitting, and resume on April 1.
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The Saratoga Casino Hotel Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for the 2019 cycle. The foundation exists to support charitable and public benefit organizations whose mission is the betterment of quality of life, health and welfare of Saratoga County residents.
To qualify for a grant, organizations must be classified as a not-for-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Applicant organizations must carry out services and activities that benefit the residents of Saratoga County. Activities that address problem gambling, support youth, senior citizens, recreation, arts and community benefit are given priority.
The deadline for grant request filing is Sept. 23. The foundation board will act on the grant applications by Oct. 10. Awards will be presented at a ceremony at Fortunes Restaurant in Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sunday, Oct. 27 prior to the live harness racing program.
Grant applications can be downloaded online at SaratogaCasinoHotelFoundation.org. Previous grant awards can also be reviewed on the website.
Grant requests can also be submitted via email to TConnolly@SaratogaCountyNY.gov or mailed to: Saratoga County Board of Supervisors, Casino Hotel Foundation Chairman, 40 McMaster St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020.
The Saratoga Casino Hotel Foundation is funded by Saratoga Casino Hotel and the Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association. The Foundation has funded over $400,000 in grants to more than 180 organizations since 2004.
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Registration is open for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Albany stop on the agency’s National Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Road Tour scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Zen Building, 257 Fuller Road, Albany.
The tour is designed to connect and engage entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early stage funding – the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
The programs focus on next generation research and development and are led by the SBA with participating federal agencies that provide grant opportunities to further develop technologies solicited by each participating agency.
Agenda highlights include one-on-one meetings with federal program managers, reverse pitches from federal agencies, personalized assistance and resources, engaging panel discussions, and commercialization boot camp. Small business owners who pre-register will be invited to register for one or more one-on-one meetings with program managers from the 16 participating federal agencies.
Meetings are scheduled 15 minutes apart. They will be scheduled on a first come first served basis upon submission of a required profile. Throughout the day participants will also be invited to take part in targeted panels, discuss technology areas, and share insights into how the agencies make funding decisions.
There is a pre-registration fee of $25. To register online, visit http://nysbdc.com/SBIR/index.html.
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation authorizing the sale of wine, cider and mead at organizations hosting games of chance, such as bingo. Previously, organizations such as Veterans of Foreign Wars and Elks Clubs were only allowed to serve beer. The bill takes effect 180 days after becoming law.
“This measure is a win-win, providing new revenue sources for organizations like VFWs who host community game nights and boosting business for local craft beverage manufacturers,” Cuomo said. “By signing this legislation into law we are removing unnecessary regulatory barriers that have impeded economic growth and hampered local community organizations for no good reason.”