Due to increased COVID-19 cases, Discover Saratoga has decided to reschedule Saratoga Chowder Fest ‘N Tour for the safety of our community, local businesses and event goers.
Saratoga Chowder Fest ‘N Tour will take place Saturday, March 19, through Saturday, March 26. Event goers will have the opportunity to dine-in or purchase pints and quarts to-go at participating restaurants all week long.
Discover Saratoga will end the week with the traditional celebration—Chowderfest—on Saturday, March 26. Enjoy live entertainment and family-friendly activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout downtown Saratoga Springs. Try $2 chowder samples and vote for your favorite.
This event is presented by Discover Saratoga and sponsored by Saranac and White Claw.
For more information, including participating restaurants and discounted hotel rates, visit discoversaratoga.org/Chowderfest.
Saratoga Hospital has again been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence—the highest level of recognition awarded by the American College of Radiology.
The hospital first earned the designation in 2017 and has remained the only Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence in the Capital Region ever since. Re-designation was awarded this fall and applies to all imaging services at Saratoga Hospital, its Wilton campus, and mammography and bone density imaging on the Malta campus.
To earn the Center of Excellence designation, facilities must first be accredited in each imaging service for which the American College of Radiology offers an accreditation program.
In addition, Centers of Excellence must participate in national radiology data registries as part of benchmarking and quality improvement efforts and must take steps to limit patients’ exposure to radiation. This includes using the lowest possible dose of radiation during imaging procedures and avoiding unnecessary imaging exams.
The Skidmore College community has rallied together for the 16th consecutive year to assist local residents and families through the Skidmore Cares community service program.
Skidmore faculty, staff, and students donated more than 4,000 food items and more than 1,400 school supplies and personal care items for Saratoga County community organizations. Monetary donations to Skidmore Cares and community agencies totaled roughly $2,000.
As protective COVID-19 health and safety measures remain in place at Skidmore, participants were invited to drop off donations at Skidmore Cares tables set up outside the Williamson Sports Center during the week of Dec. 6-10. “Virtual can drives” were also held daily, providing students an additional way to participate.
In all, more than 60 faculty and staff volunteers and 18 student volunteers helped to collect, organize, and deliver contributions to 10 local community service organizations: Shelters of Saratoga, Franklin Community Center, Mary’s Haven, LifeWorks Community Action (formerly Saratoga Economic Opportunity Council), Wellspring, Saratoga Springs City School District PATHS, the Latino Advocacy Program, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties, and Saratoga Center for the Family.
The donations continue to meet a critical need in the local community. Founded in 2006, Skidmore Cares has now raised more than $125,000 for community causes and distributed approximately 65,000 food, personal care, and school supplies items.
Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC) announced the availability of $35,000 for grants to be awarded to local organizations that support the needs of women and girls in Saratoga County.
Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization with a mission to provide women and girls with access to the education and training needed to achieve economic empowerment.
In 2021, SISC awarded grants to 17 organizations for projects that align with its mission to assist women and girls. Among the grant recipients were Mother Susan Anderson Shelter, Shelters of Saratoga, and The Charlton School.
To qualify, candidate organizations must be based in or serve the needs of residents of Saratoga County. Grants are typically awarded for specific activities, start-ups, or capital projects. Consideration will be given to the number of people served. Individual endeavors such as pageants and competitions cannot be funded.
The online application must be submitted by Feb. 15. The link to the application is www.jotform.com/213336087223047.
The link is also available on the SISC website at www.soroptimistsaratoga.org. Grant recipients will be notified by April 15. For more information about the Soroptimist Community Grant program (formerly called Fund Distribution) email the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information about Soroptimist, this year’s events, how to join or contribute to the organization, visit www.soroptimistsaratoga.org.
The Wesley Community delivered holiday cheer in December to the residents at the Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs.
A special holiday gift was delivered to each individual resident at the long-term senior care facility. Wesley staff purchased and donated nearly 130 presents for the residents, while the remaining gifts were purchased through donations to The Wesley Foundation.
For more than 40 years, Wesley Health Care Center has provided quality nursing care for aging adults and seniors through a variety of services, including: long-term care; light care geriatrics; Alzheimer’s and memory support; and a short-term rehabilitation program.