The return of Hattie’s Mardi Gras in Saratoga Springs raised over $100,000 to combat food insecurity in the region.
After a four-year hiatus, the Jan. 28 fundraiser at the the Canfield Casino garnered funds that will be donated to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. Business for Good co-founders Ed and Lisa Mitzen served as hosts, alongside CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota as emcee.
Officlials said more than 300 attended. music was provided by Soul Session and Garland Nelson.
In 2021, Hattie’s joined the Business for Good family of companies. All profits of Hattie’s Restaurant are donated to local charities.
Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center (Hudson Mohawk AHEC) will be awarding 10 scholarships of $500 dollars each to individuals who will be entering an approved healthcare related certificate or degree program at a local community college, university or training entity within New York state.
Applicants must reside within the Hudson Mohawk AHEC 10-county service region, which includes: Albany, Essex, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington counties.
Interested applicants can learn more about the scholarship opportunity by visiting the Hudson Mohawk AHEC website www.hmahec.org or emailing email@example.com
Applications are due no later than Monday, March 17. Awards will be made in May.
After 30 years, the Academy for Lifelong Learning has left its host and sponsor Empire State College after the college and its foundation board voted to dissolve the relationship as of Dec. 31.
The Academy is now incorporated as Academy for Lifelong Learning Saratoga Region, Inc. and has ventured out as its own nonprofit organization fulfilling the vision of being the premier non-credit adult learning center in Saratoga and surrounding counties through inclusive educational and social opportunities that enhance the lives of more and more adults as they age.
The Academy continues its mission of providing lifelong learning for adult learners in the Saratoga region and beyond.
Look for the Academy’s winter course information on the new website, www.allsaratoga.org
The Academy is looking for community classroom space to hold some its spring courses. For more information, contact executive director, Jeff Shinaman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 290-6988.
The Saratoga County History Center in Ballston Spa wrapped up its local artisan market and reported there were more than 950 attendees and over 25 artisans. Over $7,800 was raised to support preserving and sharing the diverse histories of Saratoga County.
The center will also hold a craft fair in June.
Next winter, the market returns and will run Nov. 23 to Dec. 24. For information on the craft fair or artisan market, contact Beth Silvestri via email at email@example.com.
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has named Alpin Haus, which has a location in Gansevoort, among this year’s marine industry Great Dealerships to Work For.
Alpin Haus was part of a record 27 dealership locations across North America that qualified for recognition by earning an overall score of 90 percent or better on the Marine Industry Certified Dealership program’s annual Employee Satisfaction Survey.
Administered anonymously through the MRAA, the survey asks employees of Marine Industry Certified Dealerships to answer 32 ranking questions about overall satisfaction regarding their unique dealership’s customer relations, employee satisfaction, leadership, management and reputation.
After their employees complete the survey and the dealership receives its 13-page survey report, the whole team meets and discusses what the dealership is doing well and what they could be doing better for their employee culture.
MRAA said the staff at Alpin Haus reported that employee satisfaction is high among their respective departments and that the team relies on the guidance of those values to deliver an exceptional customer experience.
High school seniors attending private or public school within the Saratoga Springs City School District can apply for scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 from the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation.
Applicants must pursue a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year college or post-secondary vocational educational institution. Students’ academic performance, extracurricular and work activities, community service and financial need are all considered when reviewing applications.
Scholarship applications must be uploaded to the foundation’s website by the postmark deadline of April 1. Finalists will then be invited to interview with the Foundation’s scholarship committee.
In 2022, the Foundation awarded scholarships totaling $85,000 to fifteen students.
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 Saratoga County History Center will host a monthly series of informal Historian Tea Talks, presented by historians from around the county.
Tea and cookies will be served, and the talks will take place in the Long Room at Brookside Museum.
The schedule is:
Feb.21, 3 p.m., Crime and Misadventures in Corinth with Rachel Clothier, Corinth Town Historian.
March 21, 3 p.m., The Mott’s Apple Empire. with Lynda Bryan, Halfmoon Town Historian.
April 18, 3 p.m., Hall’s Brookside Dairy, Greenfield Center with John Greenwood.
Registration is not necessary but is appreciated. A donation of $5 per registration is recommended to support the programs of Saratoga County History Center. Visit www.brooksidemuseum.org for more information.