Friday, March 16, 2018 -- We are extremely proud of how our truck wrap turned out for the Fireman’s Association of the State of New York's (FASNY) "Fire In You" campaign, a statewide volunteer recruitment campaign sponsored by FASNY encouraging men and women of New York to become volunteer firefighters.. The vehicle will be driven to community events across the Empire State. You can learn more at FireinYou.org.
VALATIE, N.Y. (Friday, March 16, 2018) — Friends and family often have a range of questions when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This includes what does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? And what resources are available to help?
Read more: Alzheimer's Association to Host Monthly Caregiver Support Group in Columbia County
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (March 13, 2018) — Ray O’Conor will discuss his book, “She Called Him Raymond: A True Story of Love, Loss, Faith and Healing” on Thursday, March 22 at 1 p.m. at The Summit at Saratoga, 1 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs.
Read more: Acclaimed Local Author to Speak in Saratoga on March 22
VALATIE, N.Y. (Friday, March 9, 2018) — Last year, the American Red Cross launched wide-ranging relief efforts to help people devastated by three historic back-to-back hurricanes — Harvey, Irma, and Maria — followed closely by the deadliest week of wildfires in California history.
Read more: Red Cross to Host Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program 3/24 In Valatie
Thursday, March 1, 2018 -- National Pig Day 2018 was a huge hit at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Barnwell, a 236-bed skilled nursing facility in Valatie, N.Y. that provides rehabilitation and nursing services to patients who require either short- or long-term nursing care following hospitalization. Staff arranged for a special visit from therapy pigs Bacon Bits and Albert EinSwine. Click here to see the CBS6 story!
ALBANY, NY (February 22, 2018) — Online registration for the 40th anniversary edition of the Freihofer’s® Run for Women (Saturday, June 2 at 9 a.m.), the Capital Region’s premier all-women’s 5K road race, is now open at freihofersrun.com.
Read more: Registration Open for 6/2 Freihofer's Run for Women 5K in Albany, N.Y.
On Feb. 6, Girl Scouts Daisy Troop 1539 and Junior Troop 1038 visited The Grand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Barnwell, a 236-bed skilled nursing facility in Valatie, N.Y. that provides rehabilitation and nursing services to patients who require either short- or long-term nursing care following hospitalization. The Girl Scout Troops are working to achieve their 3 Cheers for Animals Journey Badge, which focuses on learning about animals, how to care for them and animals’ impact on our communities. The Girl Scouts invited residents to join them in discovering the differences between therapy and service dogs. Georgia, a therapy dog from Ichabod Crane’s primary school and Honey, who works in the elementary/middle school through the Social Service Dog Program, were present for the informative evening. After the presentation, the young visitors read a book to the residents and completed a “get to know you” questionnaire. As part of their badge coursework, the Girl Scouts have toured and collected food for a local Humane Society and met with a sheriff and his K-9 partner and learned how they partner to keep our communities safe.
Residents of The Summit at Saratoga’s Social Knitting and Crocheting Club donated 70 scarves and an array of non-perishable items to Code Blue Saratoga Friday, Jan. 26. The scarves, which were knitted and made from fleece material, were part of the nationwide “Share a Scarf” drive in which volunteers make scarves for the homeless and leave them tied to trees in parks or urban areas for people who need them. Code Blue Saratoga, which is located at the Soul Saving Station (62 Henry Street), provides temporary unrestricted shelter to individuals ages 19-72 who are homeless during periods of hazardous winter weather, including sleeping accommodations, meals, and essential supplies. It has sheltered 91 individuals this winter. “We are really grateful for these donations, as they help to keep our budget under control,” said Cheryl Ann Murphy-Parant, director, Code Blue Saratoga. “Anything that we can receive in kind prevents us from having to go out and shop for these items.” For those interested in making a donation, Code Blue Saratoga is seeking coffee, drink mix, paper plates, paper towels, toilet paper and plastic silverware, as well as volunteers. Learn more at CodeBlueSaratoga.org.
HALFMOON, N.Y. (Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018) — Many of America’s top indoor rock climbers will descend on Southern Saratoga County Saturday, Jan. 27 when The Edge Halfmoon (1544 Route 9, Halfmoon) climbing gym in partnership with LOVE146 host The Lead Revival Sport Open.
Read more: Nation's Best Rock Climbers Headed to The Edge Halfmoon for The Lead Revival Sport Open on Jan. 27
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018) — Responding to a call for enhanced cardiopulmonary care in the Hudson Valley, The Grand Healthcare System, one of New York’s leading healthcare companies, today announced the opening of The Butch Anderson Cardiopulmonary Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Read more: The Grand Healthcare System Opens Butch Anderson Cardiopulmonary Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.