The Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation held its twenty-second annual community service awards dinner on June 10, awarding scholarships totaling $85,000 to 15 seniors attending both Saratoga Springs High School and Saratoga Central Catholic High School.
Awards ranged from $2,500 to the $20,000 Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs Presidential Scholarship. The foundation also honored Cindy and Brien Hollowood for their contributions to the community.
Established in 1997, the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation raises funds to support the post-secondary education and vocational training of graduates from public and private high schools in the greater Saratoga community. The annual awards event, held this year at Longfellows Hotel and Restaurant, is the foundation’s major fundraiser and all proceeds go to fund future scholarships.
The Veterans Business Council (VBC) of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce announced the 2022 scholarship program.
Under the Program, one $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a veteran or service member that lives in, attends college in, or works in Saratoga County.
For full program details, eligibility criteria and online application, visit chambermaster.blob.core.windows.net/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/2254/File/Scholarship-Application-Fillable-2022.pdf.
Applications must be postmarked on or before Aug. 12.
The mission of the Veterans Business Council of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce is to facilitate opportunities for our military veterans residing in Saratoga County. Efforts will be to connect them with the business community to enhance their knowledge of employment opportunities, job or entrepreneurial training, and new business development.
The council will also seek additional opportunities in support of local veterans. Veterans interested in this opportunity should reach out to Denise Romeo at the Chamber at 518-584-3255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The partnership between Saratoga PLAN and Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park continues with another nature walk on Tuesday, July 19, at the Bog Meadow Preserve off lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs.
The same walk will be offered again on Saturday, July 23.
The first walk on the 19th will be at 4 p.m. and the additional walks on the 23rd will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Participants will learn about the role that beavers play in the health and biodiversity of wetlands. In additional, three distinct types of wetland areas will be observed along the way, such as the open marsh, wet meadow, and forested wetland found at the Bog Meadow Preserve.
The walks have been developed and will be led by interns who were hired through a grant of the Land Trust Alliance’s New York State Conservation Partnership Program. The upcoming walks in this series will take place at the Coldbrook Preserve on Aug. 2 and 6.
To register for one of the walks or for additional program information, visit the Preserve & Park’s website at wiltonpreserve.org.