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LDC and ARCC set business nominees

GLENS FALLS — The Washington County Local Development Corporation and the Adirondack Regional Chambers of Commerce are announcing the nominees for the 2018 Washington County Business Awards. The nominees are:

Professional Business Category:

  • Adirondack Studios, Capital Tractor Inc., Golden Goal Sports Park, Irving Tissue and Morcon Tissue

Rookie Business Category:

  • Bonnie & Clyde’s Gourmet on the Run, Broadway Upstate and On the Rocks Pub

Small Business Category:

  • Argyle Cheese Farmer, Bug U Pest Control, Hunt Companies Inc., Lakeside General Store and Lavenlair Farms

Service, Hospitality, Restaurant Category:

  • Battlehill Brewing Company, Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House Restaurant, Wedding Barn at Lakota’s Farm and the Whitehall Athletic Club

The nominees and winners will be honored at the 2018 Washington County Business Awards at a special luncheon Oct. 25 at the Whitehall Athletic Club. Tickets are $35 per person. More information can be found at www.adirondackchamber.org/events.

Quakers will serve chicken and biscuits

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — The Adirondack Friends Meeting will host a chicken and biscuit dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 27 Saratoga Ave. The menu includes chicken and gravy, biscuits, mashed potatoes, vegetables, homemade desserts and beverages.

Adults cost $10; children cost $5. Takeout and delivery are available by calling 518-798-1806 by Friday.

The movie “Fly Away Home,” which is appropriate for children, will be shown at 7 p.m.

Gold Star Memorial Dedication planned

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The public is invited to a Gold Star Memorial Dedication at 11 a.m. Saturday in Congress Park, 315 Broadway. The Gold Star Marker is sponsored by the Federated Garden Clubs of NYS, District IV. The site in Congress Park was prepared by the City of Saratoga Public Works Department.

Dating back to World War I, the term Gold Star came from the custom of families of servicemen hanging a banner in the window of their homes. The service flag had a star for each family member that was serving in the Armed Forces. Living servicemen were represented by a Blue Star and those who had lost their lives by a Gold Star. Blue Star Markers have been placed in various locations since 1944 honoring veterans who have served. The Gold Star Marker installation began in 2014 to remember our deceased veterans and their Gold Star families.

The ceremony of dedication will include an Honor Guard, bagpipers, representatives from veterans’ organizations, Gold Star Mothers and families and the state Federated Garden Club president.

Refreshments will follow at the Visitors’ Center. For more information, contact Barbara Millington at 518-587 3085.

Church to host Soup-er event

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — The South Glens Falls United Methodist Church will host Soup-er Saturday Vendor Blender from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 15 Maplewood Parkway. The event will include ham radio demonstrations, crocheted and sewn items and crafts, and a silent basket auction. Come for soup. Stay and shop.

Quakers will host Bible study group

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — The Adirondack Friends Meeting will hold a Community Bible Study from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Starting Point Studio, 20 Saratoga Ave. Lucy Price will serve as the instructor. For more information, call 518-793-3755.

Logging historian to be at Corinth library

CORINTH — Logging historian Dick Nason will present “Historic Adirondack Logging and Hudson River Driving” at 7 p.m. Monday at the Corinth Free Library, 89 Main St. This program will discuss Adirondack logging, log drives and log jams on the Hudson River through the 1950s. Nason, a retired forester for Finch, Pruyn & Co., is writing a book on river-driving on the Hudson River and its tributaries.

This program is part of the series “Reuniting a Community With Its History: Three Centuries of Life and Work on the Hudson River in Corinth.” This series is supported by an Action Grant from Humanities New York and is presented by the Corinth Free Library in conjunction with Stephen Cernek of the Hudson River Mill Museum.

For more information or to register, call the Corinth Free Library at 518-654-6913.

Nipper Knolls will host basket party

GANSEVOORT — Nipper Knolls Equine Center Inc. will host its third annual basket party fundraiser at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gansevoort Fire House, 1870 Route 32N. Doors open at 11 a.m. with drawings starting at 2 p.m. (People do not need to be present to win.) For those not able to attend on Saturday, doors will be open from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday with the opportunity to purchase tickets and make selections. As an added incentive, those purchasing at least two additional sets of tickets will receive an additional set for free. Concessions will be available for purchase.

In addition to extraordinary baskets donated by more than 100 businesses and individuals, there will be a silent auction featuring a hot-air balloon ride courtesy of Sunkiss Ballooning, a one-hour horse-drawn wagon ride courtesy of Vance Acres, a photo session by Tracey Buyce, a one-hour scenic flight for up to three passengers courtesy of Northumberland Flying Club and more. There will be a Heads or Tails game with the winner taking home a flat-screen television.

The Nipper Knolls Equine Center Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to share the joys of horsemanship with children with special needs and military veterans. There are no administrative costs or salaries paid. This is a 100 percent volunteer organization.

To make a donation of a basket or prize to this event, contact Roxanne at 518-642-9453.

To learn more about the program, visit www.nipperknolls.com or www.facebook.com/nipperknolls.

Church program donates school kits

EASTON — The United Methodist Church of Easton recently took part in a mission begun by the United Methodist Relief Committee called “School Kits.” The adults in the congregation donated funds to buy school supplies. The older Sunday School students made some bags from cloth fabric and collected supplies, and the younger students filled the bags with the items. The church sent 24 bags filled with pencils, crayons, scissors and other school essentials to the Relief Committee to be distributed to where there is need.

ADK Church WOW will serve up chili

KINGSBURY — ADK Church Without Walls will host a chili supper at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, followed by a family friendly, alternative and inclusive welcoming worship celebration at the Kingsbury Baptist Church. All are invited; dinner is served free of charge.

TV bladesmith to make appearance

GRANVILLE — The Hebron Preservation Society will host a presentation by bladesmith Jordan LaMothe of Hebron at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Organ Barn, 672 N. Grimes Hill Road. LaMothe won first place in the “Forged in Fire” competition last year on the History Channel. He will share the story of his journey from apprentice to the professional metalsmith he is today.

This program is free. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 518-642-1814.

The Hebron Preservation Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the history, traditions and character of the town of Hebron.

Paper making class at Cambridge library

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Public Library will host an education enrichment program on the “History of Paper Making” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at 21 W. Main St., part of the library’s Lights On Learning project. Discover why people first made paper and how different cultures figured out how to use their own natural materials to do so.

‘Souper Thursdays’ at St. Luke’s Parish

CAMBRIDGE — St. Luke’s Parish in Cambridge will continue its “Souper Thursdays” from 4 to 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Parish Hall, 4 St. Luke’s Place. The church will serve homemade soup, bread, dessert and drink free to the community of Cambridge and surrounding area. Meals will be available Nov. 8 and Dec. 13.

Stress management program at library

JOHNSBURG — Stress Management by Michelle Pearsall of Solstice Yoga will be presented at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Town of Johnsburg Library, 219 Main St., North Creek. Call the library at 518-251-4343 to register or for more information.

South High Class of 1958 reunites

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — The South Glens Falls High School Class of 1958 held its 60th reunion at Massie’s Restaurant during August. Members of the class arrived from as far away as Florida. It was reported that 44 of the 64 1958 graduates are still living. The Class of 1958 holds a formal reunion every five years and often meets informally at other times. This class graduated from the building that is now the middle school on Hudson Street, and many class members attended the Spring Street school for at least a year or two.

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Hometown is compiled by Gretta Hochsprung, ghochsprung@poststar.com.

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