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Silver Bay YMCA teens donate blankets

TICONDEROGA — The teens of the Leaders Club at Silver Bay YMCA Teen Center – Ticonderoga recently donated several homemade blankets and scarves to Friends Comforting Friends, a local charity organization that supports area cancer patients. Pictured are Janessa Moses, left, Jovanna Stipo, Kaci Moses, Renee Swinton, Wendy Shaw and Mackenzie Moses. Not pictured are Nevaeh Trudeau, Joey Moore and Charlie Moses.

The Leaders Club at the Silver Bay YMCA Teen Center, which currently has six members, brings together like-minded students who routinely demonstrate respect and responsibility and regularly volunteer at various community events and work together to give back to the community.

“They were inspired to make the blankets during one of the crochet workshops that we regularly have at the Teen Center,” says Jackie Palandrani, youth and teen director at Silver Bay YMCA. “Working together, they crocheted six blankets and 12 scarves for Friends Comforting Friends. It is a wonderful accomplishment for these teens. They have learned to recognize the importance of supporting their community and giving to those in need.”

Friends Comforting Friends, a local nonprofit organization that helps area cancer patients with travel expenses for medical treatments, will use the donated items to create gift baskets for patients who are undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

‘Mind your own beeswax’ in Hague

HAGUE — The next Carillon Garden Club meeting will present a program titled, “Mind Your Own Beeswax!” at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hague Community Center, Route 8, with local bee keeper John Connery.

Besides producing honey, bees are also one of the primary pollinators needed to help all sorts of agriculture. Without bees, our way of life could be seriously compromised. Connery will address bee keeping as a hobby or wide-scale influence that benefits our own gardens, orchards and fields.

The public is welcome to this Carillon Garden Club meeting and future meetings on the third Thursday of each month, March through November. Enjoy coffee and goodies before the program and stay for “bring-your-own-lunch” about 12:15 p.m. The regular club business meeting will be held after lunch.

For more information about the Carillon Garden Club, call Joyce Cooper, vice president, at 518-585-2640 or club Co-President Ann Westervelt at 518-585-6548.

‘Henry VI, Part One’ auditions scheduled

HUDSON FALLS — The Hudson River Shakespeare Company will hold auditions for its spring production of “Henry VI, Part One” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, 227 Main St. No previous experience or prepared material is necessary; however, it is important to be on time.

“Henry VI, Part 1” deals with the loss of England’s French territories and the political schemes that led up to the Wars of the Roses. The English political system is torn apart by personal squabbles and petty jealousy. This production will be directed by Andy Daly.

Rehearsals will be 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday from April 1 through 25. There will be four performances — at 8 p.m. April 26 and 27 and at 2 p.m. April 27 and 28 at The Strand Theater on Main Street in Hudson Falls.

For additional information, call 518-747-4418, email hrsc1999@aol.com or check the Facebook page or website at hudsonrivershakespeare.org.

WSWHE BOCES to hold schools job fair

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES is sponsoring the second annual Regional Schools Job Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Saratoga Springs High School in the Gymnasium, 1 Blue Streak Blvd.

The WSWHE BOCES region is comprised of 31 rural, suburban and small city school districts. Multiple school districts will be participating and have numerous open positions. School district staff will be on hand to talk to interested candidates. There will also be on-the-spot interviews. Candidates are asked to pre-register for the event, but there will be registration on-site for those that do not.

Additional information is also available at https://www.wswheboces.org/page/job-fair.

Historical association held annual meeting

EASTON — The Greenwich-Easton Historical Association held its annual meeting March 3 at the Easton Library. The new slate of officers was introduced by outgoing President Dawn Sharts. The new slate is: President Kathleen Horton; Secretary Nancy Jo Davidsen; and Treasurer Millie Mizerak.

The program for the afternoon was on the one-room schoolhouses in Easton. Former Easton librarian Helen Brownell and Vera Grinko Beecroft spent years compiling information on the numerous one-room schoolhouses that had been in Easton in years gone by.

Helen and Vera also had put together an amazing collection of photos and other interesting memorabilia related to the Easton schools. Seven books have been assembled which cover every one of the 18 one-room schoolhouses in the town. They have also collected photos of how the schools that are still standing are being used. It is believed that there are still 12 schools left. Some of them have been converted into private homes.

The Greenwich-Easton Historical Association holds several programs throughout the year. Watch the local papers to see when the next program will be. To become a member, contact: GEHA, c/o The Greenwich Free Library, 148 Main St., Greenwich, NY 12834.

Salem has hosted 100 exchange students

Fifty years ago, the Salem Rotary Club joined the Rotary International Student Exchange Program, sponsoring 100 students to date, as a way to expand horizons.

The Salem Central School agreed to accept up to two foreign exchange students a year, welcoming the opportunity for its K-12 student body to learn about another country. The exchange students, granted U.S. Educational Visas, and required to attend classes for the school year, have been welcomed into host families where they have the opportunity to describe their culture and language while learning about ours. Many students and host families continue to correspond, some students returning to Salem to visit host families years later or to attend an American college.

Correspondingly, Salem students who choose to go abroad to live and learn about another culture and language firsthand for a year often return to visit their chosen country and host family. In both cases the students, coming or going, attend their home school, telling students about their country and family life. The Salem Rotary Club financially supports the incoming and outgoing students by holding a fundraising International Foods Dinner each year.

Incoming and outgoing student’s countries embraced during the 50-year period are many: Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Bolivia, South Africa, Sweden, Brazil, Denmark, Philippines, Finland, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, Russia, Chile, Argentina, Slovakia, Peru, England, Venezuela and Ecuador. This year, Salem is hosting their fourth Japanese student.

Quakers to hold ‘Coffee & Canvas’

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Adirondack Friends Meeting will hold a Coffee & Canvas event from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 27 Saratoga Ave. The all-inclusive event includes instruction, canvas, paint, snacks and refreshment. The event costs $25 for adults; $15 for children under 12. RSVP to Shannon at 518-683-6786.

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Hometown is compiled by Gretta Hochsprung. If you’d like to let her know about an upcoming event, email ghochsprung@poststar.com or call 518-742-3206.

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