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YMCA starts $55K annual campaign

BRANT LAKE — The YMCA Adirondack Center announced its 2019 Annual Campaign to raise $55,000 between March 12 and April 12. The goal for the year is $125,000, and 100 percent of every donation made will remain local and support free programming and scholarship assistance for our neighbors in need.

Funds raised go to ensure that everyone in the Adirondack region has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

To learn more about how to support the Y’s cause, contact Kayla Carlozzi, campaign and events director, at 518-793-3878 or kcarlozzi@glensfallsymca.org, or visit www.glensfallsymca.org/adkcenter.

North Country ARTS announces winners

North Country ARTS announced winners of the ninth annual Youth Visions Juried High School Art Exhibit, which was on display in the North Country ARTS Gallery at The Shirt Factory in Glens Falls. It showcased the works of 68 talented young artists from seven school districts.

The awards reception took place on March 2. The jurors for this year’s show were local artists, Elizabeth “Betty” O’Brien and Jon Segan, who are both North Country ARTS board members. Out of the 82 pieces showcased, five were selected to receive awards. The recipients received a $50 monetary award and a one-year honorary NCA membership.

The students who received the awards were:

  • Excellence in Mixed Media: Kayla Cirigliano of Schroon Lake for “Endless Space;”
  • Excellence in Photography: Haley Fuelleman of Glens Falls for “Faces in Different Places;”
  • Excellence in Drawing: Jae Harrington of South Glens Falls for “She Draws;”
  • Excellence in Jewelry: Rebecca Jaeger of Lake George for “Orchid “Interpretation;” and
  • Excellence in Painting: Mirissa Schmeelke of Lake George for “Blank.”

Church to serve up a roast pork dinner

HUDSON FALLS — The Hudson Falls United Methodist Church is sponsoring a St. Patrick’s Day roast pork dinner with mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls and dessert from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Live music will be provided by the High Peaks Bluegrass band.

Dinners cost $10 for adults; $5 for kids under 12. Proceeds will benefit the HFUMC Mission Trip team.

St. Luke’s to hold ‘Souper Thursday’

CAMBRIDGE — St. Luke’s will hold its “Souper Thursday” from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Parish House, 4 St. Luke’s Place. The free meal is held every second Thursday of the month. A homemade bowl of soup, bread, salad, dessert and beverage is available to all. Families, individuals and neighbors from near or far are welcome.

Artists, makers can apply to be in tent

CAMBRIDGE — Applications are available for the Maker Tent at the Cambridge Valley Farmers Market. This project, made possible through a collaborative effort between Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge Valley Farmers Market and Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council, aims to engage market shoppers and expand their awareness of the creative potential of the agricultural landscape. The Maker Tent will provide space for local artists and makers to share their skills and passions with the community.

The Maker Tent will be open to individual and group artists and makers on select Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from late May into the fall. Each individual or group may be eligible to receive a small stipend for the purchase of materials and to help make their project a success at the Maker Tent.

If you are part of a local maker group, organization or club that may be interested in offering a hands-on activity to the public, contact the Cambridge Public Library to pick up an application form. All applications must be submitted to the Cambridge Public Library by April 19.

Records on tap for Heritage Hunters

SCHUYLERVILLE — The Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of routes 4 and 29 in Schuylerville. David Lowry, manager of Local Government Advisory Services at the New York State Archives, will discuss some of the lesser known records that can be found in government resources in our area.

The public is welcome. For more information, call Ginny at 518-885-9309.

Church WOW plans St. Patrick’s dinner

HUDSON FALLS — ADK Church Without Walls is hosting a St. Patrick’s dinner followed by a welcoming worship celebration at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kingsbury Baptist Church Parish House, 1790 Church Road. The dinner is free and open to all. For more information, go to adkchurchwow.org.

Zonta to ‘free the girls’ with bra drive

QUEENSBURY — The Zonta Club of Glens Falls is having a bra drive. New and gently used bras are being collected for the Free the Girls project, sponsored by the same named nonprofit.

Free the Girls sends these bras to women who are survivors of human trafficking in Mozambique, Uganda and El Salvador. Selling the bras is a cottage industry which allows these women to be self-supporting and independent.

Donations are being collected at the State Farm Office, 736 Upper Glen St., Queensbury, through March 31.

Chapman welcomes potential volunteers

GLENS FALLS — The Chapman Museum is having an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at 348 Glen St. for anyone interested in learning more about the museum or the volunteer program. No need to register; just come any time during those hours.

If you can’t make the open house but are interested in volunteering, contact Kim Harvish, educator, at 518-793-2826 or educator@chapmanmuseum.org.

American Legion to celebrate 100 years

INDIAN LAKE — The American Legion and Parker-Benton Post 1392 in Indian Lake will celebrate its 100th anniversary by hosting a free show at the Indian Lake Theater at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17.

A documentary film, “The History of the American Legion from 1919 to 2019,” will be shown, followed by a short narrated slide show of the activities, programs and services available by Post 1392. After the show, there will be complimentary refreshments.

The American Legion was officially formed on March 17, 1919, and has served all veterans for the last 100 years. It is fitting to celebrate such an organization which has done so much for veterans. Without the Legion’s efforts there would be no GI bill or insurance, no Veterans Administration, no pensions, no medical care. Prior to 1919 a veteran had very little, if any, help available to him after serving.

Learn about the history of the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and how they have all contributed to their mission to help all veterans.

For more information about this event, contact Frank Casazza, acting adjutant, at 518-648-5263.

Cambridge school to host Science Night

CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge Elementary School will host its annual Family Science Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Pre-K through sixth-grade students and their families are invited to attend the fun and free night of science, as members of the community, faculty and students will share their expertise on various science topics. There will be music, microscopes, birds, bugs, agriculture and environmental projects, physics, electricity and more.

This year, Planetarium Adventures will be on-site and host three 25-minute planetarium shows at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. This is also free, but seating is limited to 25 participants per show. Tickets are required and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis the evening of the event.

Scholarship offered in Schuylerville

The Old Saratoga Historical Association will award the Francis Ostrander Scholarship of $500 to a member of the senior class at Schuylerville High School who will be attending a two- or four-year college in the fall. A $350 scholarship will be awarded to the runner-up. Applicants must complete a 600-word essay on one of two topics, which are:

  • The role Philip Schuyler played in the development of Old Saratoga; or
  • How living in an historic village or area has influenced my life.

Submit applications by May 1 to Patricia Peck, 178 Wagman’s Ridge, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. A short statement with the name, address and career plans of the applicant and the college that the applicant will attend should accompany the essay. Announcement of the scholarship recipients will be made at commencement.

Frances Ostrander was a charter and life member of the Old Saratoga Historical Association who worked diligently for nearly 50 years to raise funds and secure furnishings for the Philip Schuyler House and to assist in giving tours of this historic landmark. The association provides programs and activities that help people understand and appreciate the historical significance of the Schuylerville area.

For more information, call 518-584-4129.

Lake George library to host art reception

LAKE GEORGE — The Caldwell-Lake George Library will host an opening art reception for local artist JoAnn Johnson from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at 336 Canada St.

Johnson creates watercolor and mixed-media paintings in her studio at The Shirt Factory. She is a member of the Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society and North Country Arts. JoAnn worked as a graphic artist and art program presenter for the Southern Adirondack Library System and taught art and art history at Cohoes High School. Her mixed-media exhibit will be on display at the library through March 28. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact the library at 518-668-2528.

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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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