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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, April 26, 2013

Mohawk Valley Chorus Scholarship winner named

Emily Rosoff, a senior at Saratoga Springs High School, has been named winner of Mohawk Valley Chorus’ $500 scholarship.
The 2013 winner, daughter of Amy Rosoff of Saratoga, plans to attend Westminster Choir College , part of Rider University, in the fall to pursue a degree in vocal music and a singing career.
She has long been involved in musical activities and last year attained a near-perfect score of 99 at New York State School Music Association competition. She is president of the Saratoga Choraliers and has participated in the Suburban Council, Area All- State and All-County choral programs as well as the Saratoga Springs Children’s Choir and the Skidmore Choir.
Besides her musical work at school, Rosoff takes private voice lessons with Susan Hermance Fedak and has a vocal range of nearly three octaves. “Emily is passionate about the field she has chosen to pursue in college,” wrote one of her references, “and has devoted many hours of practice and study to continue to improve her skills.”
She was also cited as being “extremely dedicated to her music and ready to succeed in whatever the future holds” and a “steady and receptive learner with the amazing ability to quickly memorize pieces.” Another said her “vocal quality continues to develop but shows dramatic overtones while remaining flexible.”
Rosoff will  open MVC’s classics concert, featuring “Carmina Burana,” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, with two solo selections. The program will be at Amsterdam High School . Tickets -- $12 for adults; $9 for senior citizens and students; free to youngsters 12 and under when accompanied by an adult – will be available at the door.
Congrats, Emily! 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hstorical Society of Moreau and South Glens Falls receives grant

 The Historical Society of Moreau and South Glens Falls has obtained $500 from the Stewart’s Holiday Match Program for its 2013 educational programming at the Parks-Bentley Place in South Glens Falls. 

Stewart’s Shops have matched donations from throughout the holiday period annually for more than 25 years and give grants to Capital District non-profits for children’s educational programming.

The Historical Society will use the money for its annual Summer History Camp designed for elementary-age children in August.  The money will also be used to create new programs at the Parks-Bentley Place, particularly for the newly restored 19th century summer kitchen.
This summer’s History Camp theme is “Food For Thought” and incorporates food gathering, preparation, and preservation in the 1800s through a hands-on and fun learning experiences for local children.

 For information call 745-7741 or 792-1850 or go to:

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Local Sundaes Best Hot Fudge featured in new book

Katie Camarro, owner of Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce in Wilton, has been featured in a new “Where Women Cook” hard cover publication called Pie-Ography – Where Pie Meets Biography, 42 Fabulous Recipes by 39 Extraordinary Women.

Katie’s four-page piece is filled with colorful photos, some interesting insights into her life and company, and a recipe for her Maple Walnut Hot Fudge Ice Cream Pie.

Sundaes Best is a line of twelve hot fudge sauces under Greenfield’s Greatest Food Company, Inc. established by Camarro and her husband Jeff Shinaman in 2001. Based on a Shinaman family recipe, the ingredients include Stewart’s half & half, Cabot butter, real sugar, and top shelf cocoa and dark chocolate.

The dessert toppings can be found locally in the Capital Region and in 400 retail, kitchen and gift stores across the country. For more information, go to

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"An Afternoon of Nostalgia" at area nursing homes

Rita Stark a resident at Pleasant Valley Nursing Home holds a movie poster and cookies.

 Members of the Turning Point Wesleyan Church in Fort Edward delivered an "Afternoon of Nostalgia" to area nursing and adult homes.  The Easter gift bag included the Irving Berlin movie classic, Easter Parade and snacks provided by members of the church