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Slate Valley Center celebrates 60 years

GRANVILLE — Slate Valley Center on Route 40 in Granville celebrated National Nursing Home Week with Decade Day on May 16. Staff members were all decked out in clothing from past decades and the day was all about wearing clothes that best describe the youth of that time.

For the residents, dietary worked with the resident’s decade (1940s and 1950s). They ate fried chicken sandwiches with pickles, onion rings and malted milk shakes, and a cheeseburger as an alternate.

“We all had so much fun with our residents celebrating these styles,” said Marijo Natale, recreation director at Slate Valley Center. “The different foods from those times and the clothes that we wore was simply a blast.”

Watercolor artists will exhibit artwork

GLENS FALLS — The Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society Annual Members Exhibition will be held from Friday until June 30 at Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen St.

The meet-the-artist reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. June 21. The Glens Falls-based society has members from throughout the upstate area and welcomes anyone with an interest in watercolor regardless of level or ability.

North Country Wild Care plans its gala

LAKE GEORGE — North Country Wild Care will host its annual fundraising gala from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Longfellows Restaurant in Saratoga. There will be educational wildlife viewing, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, lunch, live music and presentations from rehabilitators.

Tickets are $60. For tickets and more information, contact Julie Lafountain at 518-360-5776. To donate silent auction items, contact Belinda Butcher at 518-424-1193 or Lynn Goldsmith at 518-232-9203.

Argyle church hosts Bruce’s Barbecue

ARGYLE — The Argyle United Methodist Church will be hosting Bruce’s Barbecue from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at 12 Sheridan St. Dinner includes a choice of ribs or chicken, beans, potato salad and beverage for $10. You may dine in or carry out.

Slate Valley Museum has summer exhibit

GRANVILLE — The Slate Valley Museum will offer a new summer exhibit, which opens from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at 17 Water St. “Artifactual: SVM Collection Highlights” will offer both new and returning visitors a chance to see art and objects from the collection that are rarely on view. As the term “artifactual” denotes, each piece in this forthcoming show references an object, tool or material made by human beings, many of which are characteristic of an earlier time period or cultural stage. Through this exhibit, SVM encourages visitors to consider the cultural, artistic and industrial relics of the slate mining industry across the region.

The exhibit is set to include a variety of large paintings by late artist Eugene Fairbanks, several historic photographic maps of the region and examples of slate roofing price slips. The show will also offer patrons the chance to see a number of tools connected to the slate industry, as well as various heritage items related to life in the Slate Valley.

This event is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through Aug. 23. For more information about this and other events, visit or follow the museum on social media.

Stewart’s awards grant to PRIDE of Ti

TICONDEROGA — PRIDE of Ticonderoga recently received a $1,750 grant from the Stewart’s Holiday Match Program. The grant funds will be used to help children from income-eligible families attend the Ticonderoga Summer Youth Program and enjoy the supervised recreation programs of the day camp and swimming at the scenic Ticonderoga Beach. PRIDE’s assistance reduces the daily fee for the summer program to only $2 per day, which enables many more children to attend.

Through its Holiday Match Program, Stewart’s Shops matches customer donations made in all of their shops from Thanksgiving through Christmas. The program raised a record $1.89 million in 2017 and has donated $26 million to local nonprofits since the program began over 25 years ago, all for the benefit of local children.

The Summer Youth Program runs for five weeks starting July 9 and ending Aug. 10. Program registration forms and applications for the PRIDE assistance are available at the Ticonderoga Town Clerk’s office. In addition to the supervised activities, the summer program includes breakfast and lunch each day.

The cafeteria at Ticonderoga Elementary-Middle School is an Open Site, which means that any child 18 and younger can go the Ticonderoga Middle School and receive a free breakfast and/or lunch. However, transportation to and from this site is not provided.

Cyber Summit event is on cybersecurity

GLENS FALLS — The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Cyber Summit event from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday in the new Northwest Bay Conference Center on the Queensbury campus of SUNY Adirondack. This collaborative event is a facilitated panel discussion on insights into the nature of cyber risk and the intersection of cybersecurity, cyber insurance and cyber litigation.

The event will begin with a light breakfast and networking. Admission is $15 for ARCC Members and $20 for not-yet members. Visit or call 518-798-1761 to register.

Chamber will host golf tournament

WARRENSBURG — The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce will host its third annual Golf Tournament with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 3 at Cronin’s Golf Course and Resort in Warrensburg, sponsored by Krystal Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Fiat of Warrensburg.

For the third year the tournament will provide a networking opportunity to golfers, while having fun. Proceeds and sponsorships support the efforts of the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce in their mission to advocate for business advancement and economic and civic growth in the Warrensburg area.

The tournament will begin with registration at 11 a.m., followed by a complimentary lunch. First prize will be golf for four at Sagamore Golf Course. Additional prizes will be awarded to the second- and third-place teams and additional hole challenges with prizes will also be awarded. Your registration fee includes: golf cart use for the day, 18-holes of golf, lunch, beverages, gift bag and dinner for $85 per player or $55 for Cronin’s members. Singles and doubles will be accommodated on the day of the event. For more information about participating in the tournament or becoming a sponsor, visit or call 518-623-2161.

Joint auction and ham dinner planned

GREENWICH — The Middle Falls Fire Department will host a joint auction and ham dinner starting at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The auction will benefit the Bottskill Baptist Building Repair Fund. There will be a preview beginning at 5 p.m. and the auction will start at 7 p.m. The auction will include paintings and prints by local artists, hot air balloon ride, local gift certificates, two canoes and many other items.

A first-come, first-served ham dinner will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Prices are $10 for adults and $6 for children younger than 8. Reservations are appreciated by calling 518-692-2830 or 518-321-4926. The dinner will benefit the Middle Falls Fire Department.

Church will serve chicken and biscuits

POTTERSVILLE — The Pottersville United Methodist Church will host a chicken and biscuit dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 7899 state Route 9. The menu includes chicken, biscuits, potatoes, vegetables, dessert and beverages. Adults cost $10; children 5 and younger cost $5. Take-outs available. For information, call Sally at 518-494-8200.

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