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Group fundraises, meets Jay Leno

SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Silver Arrow Society of the Saratoga Automobile Museum raised $65,000 for education and distracted driving programs at the Saratoga Automobile Museum during its 2016 California trip, during which time the group visited Jay Leno’s Garage.

Church looking for cookie bakers

NORTH RIVER — The North River United Methodist Church is looking for donations of cookies to fill 150 plates for the Outreach Christmas food baskets. Cookies can be left in the Church on Friday and Saturday. The church will package them after church on Dec. 18. The Outreach will be giving them out on Dec. 20. For more information, contact Sandra Cashman at 251-2883.

Senior center fetes holiday

SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St., will offer eggnog, cookies and caroling from 11-11:30 a.m. Tuesday with volunteers from DeCresente Distributing Co. The event is free and open to the public. The center will also hold a Holiday Celebration of mixing, mingling, entertainment, food and friends from 3-5 p.m. Dec. 20, sponsored by Centers Health Care.

Granville school to host concert

GRANVILLE – The Granville Central School District junior and senior chorus will perform its winter choral concert on at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Jr./Sr. high auditorium. The chorus will be part of the elementary concert scheduled for the same evening.

Adopt a pet at Saratoga Honda

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Fight Animal Cruelty Today Animal Rescue and Saratoga Honda have partnered for a holiday pet adoption day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Saratoga Honda, 3402 U.S. Route 9. Meet adoptable cats from FACT and dogs from 11th Hour Rescue. There will also be several vendors with unique gifts, a bake sale, raffle and photo opportunities with fun holiday props. The event is free and pet friendly, although pets should be good with other pets, leashed and up to date on vaccines.

Golf tournament aids troops, vets

QUEENSBURY – Adirondack Post 2475 Veterans of Foreign Wars held its annual Hole in One for Heroes golf tournament Sept. 25 to raise money for five local organizations that help troops and veterans. Twenty-seven teams participated at Hiland Park and competed in tournament contests and held 50/50 raffles to raise money. The event raised $17,000, which was given to Adirondack VFW Post 2475, Fisher House, Global War on Terrorism Monument Organization, Leatherstocking Honor Flight and OnBehalf.org.

Boxes ready for overseas military

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Volunteers from the Operation Adopt A Soldier packed up more than 500 boxes to send to military men and women serving overseas that will not be home for the holidays. If you are or know of a soldier, sailor or marine and would like to get them onto the mailing list, e-mail PackageSignUp@gmail.com. To help, contact Cliff at 260-9922 or Jess at AdoptASoldierJess@gmail.com.

Families benefit from bread sale

The Simpson United Methodist Church community would like to thank all who supported our recent Steamed Brown Bread Sale. It was so successful that we are able to help two families make their wishes come true this holiday season. We are so delighted that we helped rekindle fond childhood memories by offering the brown bread and in turn the community helped support our Adopt-A-Family at Christmas program twice over! Thank you Post-Star for placing our ad. Merry Christmas and best of holidays to all!

Thank you,

Laura Miller

Library shows ‘Elf’ for teens

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Public Library will host a special viewing of Will Ferrell’s “Elf” from 5-9 p.m. Saturday at the library, 21 W. Main St. Join in some holiday themed games and crafts, enjoy some snacks and hot cocoa, then laugh the night away with Buddy the Elf. Movie night is open to everyone between the ages of 12 and 18.

Zeppelin tunes at Preservation Hall

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Fans of Led Zeppelin can enjoy a listening party at 7 p.m. Tuesday to benefit the Universal Preservation Hall, 25 Washington St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and discussions and comments will start at 8:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Health Center wins award

WARRENSBURG — MVP Health Care, one of the region’s largest health insurers, has named the Warrensburg Health Center a winner of its 2016 Core Award for improving health outcomes, patient satisfaction, coordinating care and holding the line on costs. Efforts at the Warrensburg Health Center lowered emergency room use by 10 percent between 2015 and 2016, improved outcomes in preventive screenings for breast and cervical cancer, improved patient satisfaction, and improved treatment of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes.

Saratoga calendars now available

SARATOGA – The 2017 Town of Saratoga calendars featuring pictures from days gone by in the villages of Schuylerville and Victory and in the surrounding areas are now available. Calendar pages are sprinkled with close to 150 historical tidbits. Calendars can be purchased for $5 in Schuylerville at Byron’s Market, Saratoga Apple, the Schuylerville Public Library, and the town clerk’s office, or at Olde Saratoga Home and Garden on Route 29, Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa and from Marion DeHeer and Pat Peck, members of the Old Saratoga Historical Association. Arrange to have calendars mailed by calling Pat Peck at 584-4129.

DAR presents Good Citizen Awards

The Ondawa-Cambridge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Dec. 2 and installed a new member, Suzanne Elaine Brady. Students from four area high schools received DAR Good Citizen Awards, given to students who have incorporated the four qualities of a good citizenship —dependability, service, leadership and patriotism — into their lives.

Sing for Joy at Hebron church

HEBRON – The East Hebron Presbyterian Church will hold “Sing for Joy, a Holiday Community Sing,” at 1 p.m. Jan. 7 at the church, 6559 Route 22. The event will begin with a soup and sandwich luncheon at noon in the church dining room, followed by the 1 p.m. community sing in the adjoining sanctuary. In case of snow, the event will be rescheduled for 1 p.m. for the luncheon and 2 p.m. for the community sing on Jan. 8. There is no charge for the event. A free will offering will benefit local food pantries and fuel assistance.

Granville chorus presents concert

GRANVILLE – The Granville Area Chorus will present its annual Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. Dec. 18 at the South Granville Congregational Church. Directed by Crystal Everdyke and accompanied by Geoffrey Gee, the 35-voice choir will sing four choruses from Handel’s “Messiah,” a cantata titled “Bethlehem’s Child” and several varied songs of the season.

Fort seeks applicants for fellowships

TICONDEROGA — Fort Ticonderoga is seeking applicants for the 2017 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowship Program, a program designed for students seeking a practical, hands-on internship experience at a historic site and museum with cutting-edge programs. The Fellowships run from June 12 to Aug. 18, and include internships in education, exhibitions, collections management, and interpretation.

This year’s fellows will help lay the groundwork for exhibitions, programs and educational initiatives to be offered to the public in 2018. Interns will need to be self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as contribute to a dedicated team to create and develop ground-breaking exhibitions and programs for a diverse audience.

Successful applicants for the two-month fellowship will receive a $2,500 stipend along with on-site housing. Graduate students and qualified undergraduates interested in learning more details and applying should visit Fort Ticonderoga’s website at http://www.fortticonderoga.org/education/university-partnerships/graduate-fellowships. Applications are due Feb. 1.

Double H Ranch appoints doctor

LAKE LUZERNE – The Double H Ranch appointed Dr. Dennis McKenna to its Board of Directors. McKenna will serve as a primary point of contact between the Albany Medical Center and the Double H Ranch. In working closely with the Medical Advisory Board, McKenna will be making formal recommendations to the Board of Directors in regard to new diagnoses and medical partnerships. In the event of a medically related crisis at the Double H Ranch, McKenna will serve as the medical expert and work closely with the CEO and spokesperson for the Double H Ranch in addressing the media and community.

Tax preparation schedulers needed

Cornell Cooperative Extension is looking for Volunteer Income Tax Assistant appointment schedulers for the upcoming 2017 tax season. The VITA appointment scheduler will pre-screen participants by asking a few simple intake questions to see if they qualify to have their state and federal taxes done by a volunteer income tax preparer. Duties include filling out an appointment survey, scheduling tax appointments and mailing follow-up paperwork. Volunteers may also be asked to make reminder calls for up-coming appointments. Volunteers will need to commit to four-hour shifts one to two days a week from mid-January through mid-March.

To volunteer in Warren County, call JoAnna Sheridan, Tri-County United Way VITA Coalition (Queensbury/Glens Falls volunteer office) at 793-9158 or Amy Sabattis (Warrensburg volunteer office) at 623-3291. To volunteer in Washington County, call Joan Prouty at 746-2560.

Fishing, fires and fun with 4-H

WARRENSBURG – Warren County 4-H will host survival skills and sport fishing programs for youth from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 28 at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 377 Schroon River Road. Outdoor activities will include fire building and emergency shelter building. Indoor activities will include “The Top 10 essentials of survival planning” and sport fishing. Learn and practice skills like removing a hook, cleaning, scaling, preparing and cooking fish. The cost is $3 per kinds enrolled in 4-H and $13 for those who are not members (cost includes enrollment in 4-H). All Warren County youth are welcome. To register, contact the CCE at 623-3291 or 668-4881 or e-mail mlb222@cornell.edu.

Church offers healing for troubled teens

SOUTH GLENS FALLS – The Landing, a 12-step Christian Recovery program for middle and high school teens, hosts a confidential place to talk and experience healing from 6-8:15 p.m. every Sunday at Pine Knolls Alliance Church’s student center, 614 Gansevoort Road. The Landing welcomes teens who struggle with anger, depression, addiction, grief, abuse, eating disorders, relationship issues, self harm, or any other hurt, habit or hang-up. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. on the first and third Sundays.

Hubbard Hall seeks teaching artists

CAMBRIDGE — Hubbard Hall is accepting applications for teaching artists for arts programs for the late winter, spring and summer 2017 sessions, with a focus on Feb. 20-24, to work with students ages 5-12 or 13-18, but also for work throughout 2017. Candidates should have experience in arts education as well as a specialization in music, dance, and/or theater, and able to plan and lead activities using the arts in fun, educational and creative ways. All positions are paid. Send a resume and cover letter, including months, days, and times of availability, by e-mail to kyra@hubbardhall.org or by mail to Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 12816 by Jan. 30.

Win a vacation on a Hawaiian island

GREENWICH – The Agricultural Stewardship Association is raffling off a vacation for two on the Hawaiian “Big Island” to benefit local farmland conservation. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit ASA’s local farmland protection efforts in Washington and Rensselaer counties. Only 300 tickets will be sold for $100 each. The winner will receive a 6-night, 7-day stay in an ocean view room, roundtrip airfare and a rental car, a farm-to-table meal and a guided tour by the Hawaiian Island Land Trust staff.

ASA is hoping to raise nearly $25,000. Tickets may be purchased from board members and staff, as well as the Agricultural Stewardship Association’s office in Greenwich. For a full list of details on the trip, including contest rules and restrictions, visit www.agstewardship.org.

The winner will be drawn at 3 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Agricultural Stewardship Association office in Greenwich. Winner need not be present to win.

Women’s scholarship looking for applicants

The Adirondack Branch of the American Association of University Women is looking for students to apply for its local memorial scholarship. AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education philanthropy and research.

The Adirondack Branch Memorial Scholarship is available to a student presently enrolled and attending an accredited college, working for a degree at the associates, bachelor or graduate level. Students who have completed at least one full year of college or are completing a two-year college who can show a letter of acceptance to a four-year college also may apply. Graduate students are eligible as soon as they have earned at least four hours of graduate credit. Scholastic record, financial need and evident commitment to completing the college program are factors considered in the selection process. The branch has budgeted $1,000 this year for the award. Completed applications are due back by March 1.

An application package is available by logging on to adirondack.aauw-nys.org. Applicants may also call 668-2985 for information.

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