Thank you to CDPHP and the Workforce Team Challenge!
Published 11:41 pm, Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Workforce race to benefit charities
ALBANY — Four charities are sharing more than $25,900 in donations raised at the annual 2014 CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge. Fast Break Fund will receive $6,658 to provide nearly 200 children with summer camp scholarships. Rebuilding Together Saratoga County will receive $6,135 to buy building supplies and to help launch the Safe at Home program, which provides home safety kits. Schenectady Inner City Ministry will get $6,454 to expand its mobile summer lunch wagon program, which brings nutritious meals to children in Schenectady County. St. Catherine's Center for Children will get $6,670 for summer camp and recreational opportunities to children it serves.
The 2014 Showcase of Homes will be over three spectacular weekends this fall on September 20-21, 27-28 & October 4-5 featuring the regions finest, award-winning builders with their new construction. Tickets will still be only $20. There will also be the popular and unique Showcase Chef's "Comforts of Home" event to kick off the showcase festivities on Friday, September 19. Last year, 14 magnificent homes from 11 award-winning builders were on display around Saratoga County visited by over 3500 people.
City Council Agrees on Affordable Housing for Two City Parcels
More than a year after Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan first championed the idea, the city is moving ahead on plans to give two parcels of city land to Habitat for Humanity so that the non-profit group can build affordable housing units in Saratoga.
The idea for the land swap actually came from the city's planning department in April of last year. At that time the city was in the process of auctioning off more than a dozen properties taken because of delinquent back taxes, and the planning department proposed that four of the parcels be used to create affordable housing stock in the city. By May that plan was reduced to two parcels, one at 26 Cherry Street and the other at 195 Division Street.