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News and upcoming events from your neighbors and non-profits across Saratoga County. Unless otherwise noted, all posts are press releases provided by the organization. Have something to share? Email Curated by Community Content Coordinator Aubree Cutkomp.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Galway Central School District Vacancy on Board of Education

The Galway Central School District has a vacancy on the Board of Education due to the resignation of Nancy Lisicki whose term of office was to expire on June 30, 2015.

This vacancy is for a term of office that begins as soon as possible and remains in effect until the next School Election on May 24, 2014 at which time voters will have the opportunity to vote for a candidate to complete Nancy Lisicki’s term of office.

To qualify for membership on a school board, an individual:
·     Must be able to read and write
·     Must be a qualified voter of the district, that is, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years or older; and not a convicted felon or adjudged an incompetent
·     Must be and have been a resident of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year, but need not be a taxpayer
·     May not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding year
·     May not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family
·     May not be a current employee of the school board
·     May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office

If you are interested in this position and would like more details and an application to apply, please contact Linda Casatelli in the District Office at 882-1033 Ext. 3224 or by Tuesday, October 15, 2013.   

Friday, September 20, 2013

Taylor's Heroes seeking applicants

The non-profit association Taylor’s Heroes, is currently looking for applicants ages 10-18 who are interested in getting fit. If selected, applicants join a 3-month free program that includes an overall fitness class, the ability to try 2 new sports/ activities of their choosing, and the chance to learn valuable nutrition information from experts in the community. The next session begins in November. For more information, go to or call 894-1658. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

BSBPA seeks property beautification nominations


The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association is requesting nominations for its 2013 Property Beautification Awards in the village of Ballston Spa. The awards are given in recognition of the restoration, renovation, new build, and beautification efforts by homeowners and businesses, which have enhanced the Ballston Spa community within the past 2 years.  The awards will be sponsored by Curtis Lumber. 

Criteria for nomination can include renovations and restorations, new builds, new painting, new attractive signage and/or window display or landscaping improvements.  All projects should be complete at the time of nomination.  Residential nominations should be limited to the exterior of the property, while business nominations may also include interior projects.

A printable nomination form is available at and can be mailed to: 2013 Beautification Awards, c/o BSBPA, PO Box 386, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or emailed to  Nomination forms will also be available at the Ballston Spa Village Office, 66 Front Street.  All nominations should be made by September 15th, 2013.  Award winners will be honored at an award presentation preceding the BSBPA board of directors meeting on Monday, October 21st, at 6:30 pm.  For more information, please contact Michelle Burlingame at or Ellen Mottola at or 885-2772.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Give the gift of lifelong learning; A.L.L. offers gift certificates

SARATOGA SPRINGS Searching for a new, unusual, and lasting birthday, anniversary or retirement gift idea?  Gift certificates for the Academy for Lifelong Learning at Saratoga Springs (A.L.L.) are now available in any denomination. They are a great way to introduce friends and relatives to this nonprofit membership organization, which is sponsored by Empire State College and offers non-credit academic study groups for mature learners.   

Whether your interests lie in art, literature, history, 21st century technology, current events, the outdoors or a variety of other topics, A.L.L. has something for you.  Certificates may be applied toward membership fees in any future term and may be purchased at the Academy office, 111 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs.  Or, order by phone: (518) 587-2100, ext. 2415.  If you are 50+ years young, be sure to add an Academy gift certificate to your wish list, too!  The brochure for the upcoming fall 2013 term, which begins on September 16, is available on our website, in local libraries and other sites in the region.  You may also contact the A.L.L. office to obtain a copy.  To learn more about the Academy, visit: 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Galway Public Library announces vacant seat on library Board of Trustees

The Galway Public Library announces a vacant seat on the library Board of Trustees. Those interested in the position must submit a letter of interest immediately to the Library Director at P.O Box 207 Galway NY 12074 or by email to The board hopes to interview the new candidate at the Sept. 17 meeting so that he/she may begin serving by the Oct. 1 meeting. The term will last until the next general election in June 2014. 
The board meets regularly on first and third Tuesdays, at 7pm at the library. September meetings are on the 3rd and 17th, with the Finance Committee also meeting on Sept. 3 at 6 p.m.

For more information contact Regina Doi, or 882-6385.