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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.

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. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

B.E.S.T. receives donation

Saratoga Director of B.E.S.T Jule Roberts with Thomas Fueston, President and CEO of Capital Fund of Saratoga County, Inc., and Phyllis Frederick, B.E.S.T. Free Store Coordinator.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sing it, Ciara!

Ciara Knott, 12, of Saratoga Springs sang the national anthem before this past Sunday's polo match at the Saratoga Polo Association. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Skidmore professor seeking weight loss study participants

Dr. Paul Arciero, Professor of Health and Exercise Sciences and Director of the Human Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory at Skidmore College is recruiting interested volunteers, both men and women, for an 11-week weight loss study he will be conducting at Skidmore College. 
There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21 and Thursday, Aug. 22 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Skidmore's Sportscenter, Room 201, located in the front lobby. 
If you're interested in participating in the study, you only need to attend one info meeting. 
Email Dr. Arciero at or call him at 580-5366. There is only enough space in the study for 40 participants, so it will fill up quickly.  
Briefly, the study will closely monitor and supervise 40 men and women between the ages of 25-65 years old with the following:
1)         Measurement of body composition (body fat, lean muscle mass and bone mineral density)
2)         Measurement of resting metabolic rate (how many calories you burn at rest)
3)         Measurement of blood biomarkers, including cholesterol, sugar (glucose), and feelings of hunger
4)         Nutritional counseling weekly by a Registered Dietician on healthy eating and other healthy lifestyle strategies to promote optimal health and physical performance
All participants who successfully complete the 11-week study will be paid $150.