Unified Beerworks, a craft brewery on Old Stonebreak Road in Malta, won a gold award for one of its products at the annual New York State Craft Beer Competition for 2020.
The brewery won gold in the Hazy Pale Ale category for “Right Time and Right Place.”
This year’s contest was sponsored by the New York State Brewers Association. The judging was held in Rochester in March.
Some 467 breweries in the state entered a total of 989 beers in the competition. There were 29 medal-winning breweries and 35 total medals awarded. There were 30 judges from across the state. Unified Beerworks was opened in October 2018 by the husband-and-wife team of Jeff Mannion and Erika Anderson.
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Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild awarded $1,500 scholarships to five Saratoga County high school seniors: Kathryn Cronier, Evan Klotz, Gracie-Lynne Ruzzo, Baihe Sun and Skylar Wright.
All have impressive track records of community service and plan to pursue careers in healthcare. Four participated in “SSOAR: Students Sharing Opportunities and Responsibilities,” a volunteer opportunity unique to Saratoga Hospital.
Cronier, of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School, intends to study radiology and diagnostics at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. She participated in the Saratoga Hospital SSOAR program for two years and volunteered at Camp Invention and Ellis Medicine.
Klotz, of Saratoga Springs High School, will study physics/pre-med at Providence College in Rhode Island. He volunteered with SSOAR for two years, serving in Saratoga Hospital’s Orthopedic Center and Alfred Z. Solomon Emergency Center. He also created a website to address hunger and support Shelters of Saratoga.
Ruzzo, of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School, plans to major in medical research at Union College in Schenectady. The 2019 SSOAR participant volunteered as a science tutor at a local elementary school and brought canine companions to nursing homes to comfort residents there.
Sun, of Shenendehowa High School, will attend Brown University in Rhode Island to study biology/pre-med. She volunteered with Shen Shining Stars, CAPteens and at St. Peter’s Hospital. She also established a teen mental health awareness and advocacy initiative at her high school.
Wright, of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School, will attend Quinnipiac University in Connecticut with the goal of becoming a physician assistant. A SSOAR participant, she also volunteered at the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame Camp Invention.
Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild has awarded scholarships since 1990 to help high school seniors in the region pursue careers in healthcare.
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The official induction ceremony this year at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The ceremony at the museum was scheduled for Aug. 7.
New members voted into the Hall of Fame are trainer Mark Casse, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, jockey Darrel McHargue and racehorse Tom Bowling, Alice Headley Chandler, J. Keene Daingerfield, Jr., and George D. Widener Jr.
Those who were supposed to be inducted this year will be part of the 2021 ceremony, officials said.
The annual museum ball has also been canceled.
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As businesses open again, the process of reinstating workforces and hiring new employees will commence. To assist with this process in a way that is aligned with social distancing, Alliance Risk Group Inc. in Clifton Park is offering complimentary accredited webinars for business owners and HR professionals on the topics hiring best practices, risk mitigation, background investigations, HR compliance and more.
Alliance Risk Group is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) to Certified Professionals (CP) and Senior Certified Professionals (SCP).
The next webinar, featuring workplace investigations, is scheduled for July 28 at 11 a.m. and will be co-presented by a law firm. Additional details on this and future webinars will be posted at allianceriskgroup.com/speaking-engagements/
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In an effort to bring the Saratoga community together in support of local nonprofits, Network Saratoga LLC presented Saratoga One For All, a Facebook Live Event on May 14 on Facebook and YouTube channels.
Event collaborators included Coverbandtv.com, Real Estate Digital Designs, and Social Radiant. Saratoga One for All was supported by the Adirondack Trust Co. and Star Radio. The show was hosted by Star Radio’s Walt Adams.
Saratoga One for All included a list of popular musical solo artists who were each paired with a local nonprofit organization. They sang some tunes whose titles or lyrics were specifically selected for the event. They then segued into a video highlighting the work of the nonprofit.
Participating artists included Rick Bolton, Jeff Brisbin, Justin Joyner, Matt McCabe, Garland Nelson, Rich Ortiz, Tim Wechgelaer and Jay Yager. Each musician performed from their home.
The nonprofits highlighted through the event were some of that were suddenly met with increased needs for services. Organizations whose work was showcased throughout the evening included AIM Services Inc., Franklin Community Center, Saratoga Center for the Family, Shelters of Saratoga, the Prevention Council, the Saratoga Senior Center, Wellspring and the Wesley Community.