CAP COM Federal Credit Union and its charitable giving arm, the CAP COM Cares Foundation, is pleased to announce the launch and second year of the CAP COM Cares Foundation Infrastructure Grant Initiative. The program is in response to help the Credit Unions existing & potential nonprofit partners, in supporting projects that are traditionally more difficult to find funding for. Grants may include requests for projects such as septic systems, equipment and hardware, computer programs and other items that
Tom Connolly has retired after over 25 years of service to the BIDA. At the Dec. 17, 2021 regular meeting, current and former BIDA members expressed their appreciation and admiration for Connolly’s extraordinary contributions, noting in particular his commitment to and deep knowledge of the agency, and his adeptness at navigating both organizational and regulatory changes with understanding and patience. Bethlehem Town Supervisor David VanLuven said, “Tom Connolly’s exceptional service to Bethlehem over
Annual Pink Zone Game set for Feb. 3 Saints Women’s Basketball Team Will Play Host to Monmouth University A Celebration of Survivorship! To Life! is pleased to partner with Siena College on the upcoming Pink Zone Game scheduled for February 3, 2022 when Siena Saints host Monmouth at 7 p.m. at the UHY Center on the Siena College Campus. All are invited to be part of the Pink Out for Breast Cancer. This year's celebration of survivorship will feature a full slate of Survivor/Honorees. On game day, To
Governor Hochul released the 2022-23 Executive budget thus starting the beginning of the budget process. The Assembly and Senate will release their one-house budgets in March, and these three proposals will be the basis for three-way budget negotiations with a final budget likely to be adopted on April 1, 2022. Governor Hochul’s $216 billion 2022-23 Executive Budget is a $4 billion increase from last year’s budget. Governor Hochul’s proposal would also include a $2 billion set aside for pandemic recovery
The Capital District Sled Warriors, supported by Phillips Hardware will be having a fundraiser this Saturday, Jan. 15 at the two Phillips Hardware stores in Delmar and Altamont to support their trip to the Empire State Winter Games February 3-6 in Lake Placid. The Warriors are the local Disabled Sled Hockey Team in the Capital District. There are 15 disabled players on the team and practice once a week at the Albany County Hockey facility. The team began in 2006 and had their start with the support of
The Port of Albany was mentioned in one of the latest White House briefing notes regarding financing of offshore wind towers.“The Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Races to Deploy Clean Energy that Creates Jobs and Lower Costs”, refers to the Port of Albany and plans to receive “$29.5 million for the Offshore Wind Tower Manufacturing Port Project, which will develop vacant areas along the Hudson River for a first-of-its-kind U.S. facility for fabrication and assembly of offshore wind towers, creating
The Bethlehem Grange #137, located at 24 Bridge St, Selkirk, continues their collections for 2022 including:Clothing Shed for used clothes, shoes, linens, etc.Recyclable cans and bottles to help defray the costs of running the Grange. They are located behind the Grange.Eye glasses, and hearing aids that go to the Lion’s Club.Aluminum tabs from soda, cat food, soup, etc. for the Ronald McDonald House.Tattered flags, which can be left in the donation mailbox in the front of the building.Food donations - which
Judith (Judi) Gabler, broker and owner of Gabler Realty in Delmar, formalized the opening of the brokerage’s first satellite office located at 143 Main St, Ravena, on Friday, Jan. 7, 2021. Also present at the ribbon cutting was village Mayor Bill Misuraca, and Joy Iafallo, associate real estate broker at Gabler Realty, as well as a local resident and advocate for the small town’s economic growth. Gabler revealed that Iafallo will be the manager of the new location, overseeing the office’s
SEFCU and CAP COM Partner to Donate More Than $350,000 to Food Pantries and Rescue Missions In their first joint venture since announcing plans for a historic merger, SEFCU and CAP COM have united to fight hunger and brighten the holidays for people in need across New York State. SEFCU President and CEO Michael Castellana, CAP COM President and CEO Chris McKenna, and employees from both organizations distributed more than $350,000 to nearly 50 food pantries and rescue missions in the Capital Region,
The Town of Bethlehem’s Park and Recreation Department and the Friends of the Bethlehem Parks & Recreation have the Spring Playbook available on line. This flip-book can be downloaded and saved or read online. The book includes programming for youth and adults through the winter and spring months. There are dates for all types of activities as well a RedCross babysitting course. Access the online playbook here. Or visit the the webpage.
The Pine Hallow Arboretum announces that they were was one of the recipients of the Stanley Smith Horticultural Grant this year.The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust supports education and research in the art and science of ornamental horticulture, to foster human interest in shaping, nurturing, and appreciating nature's beauty. Pine Hollow is excited to bring more programs and experiences to the Arboretum through this grant!
During the holidays Phillips Hardware raised $5,000 which will be donated to local food pantries to assist with their needs. The money will be spit between four pantries with each receiving $1,250: Guilderland Food PantryHilltown PantryAltamont PantrySouth End Children's Cafe
Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, restaurants, delis, grocery stores, cafeterias, coffee shops, and other food service providers will no longer be able to use polystyrene foam containers in NYS.Under the Expanded Polystyrene Foam Container and Polystyrene Loose Fill Packaging Ban, no covered food service provider or store (retail or wholesale) will be allowed to sell, offer for sale, or distribute disposable food service containers that contain expanded polystyrene foam in New York. In addition, no manufacturer or