ANCRAMDALE – For the seventh year the Ancramdale Neighbors Helping Neighbors Association is pleased to offer higher education grants to help full-time students who will enter an accredited college, community college, or vocational school this fall.
The Ancramdale Neighbors Helping Neighbors Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation serving the Town of Ancram, including Ancramdale, and Boston Corner.
The grant is intended to help students pay for food, clothing, books, or transportation during the first year of continuing education, and will be based on financial need. In the past they have awarded grants of $1000 to $1,500 to qualified students. Preference will go to first-year students, but all continuing college, vocational, and graduate students may apply. Read more…
CHATHAM – On June 26, emergency response vehicles will accompany Chatham High School’s Class of 2020 in a celebratory procession through the Village of Chatham immediately following their drive-through graduation ceremony that evening.
Due to social distancing guidelines, graduation will not be public, but the community is invited to watch the procession, show the graduates support, and decorate homes and businesses along the public viewing portion of the route, which will begin on Route 66 at the entrance to the Columbia Fairgrounds, proceed down Main Street and around the rotary to Kinderhook Street, take a left onto Woodbridge Avenue and end at School Road.
Since the school is doing graduation a little differently this year, they are not sure exactly how long graduation will take, and that will affect the start time of the procession. The procession will start no earlier than 7:30 p.m. and the school hopes to have it rolling sometime between then and 8 p.m.
For the safety of everyone, if you come out to watch the procession, please wear a mask and follow all social distancing guidelines, including staying at least six feet from others.
GREENPORT — With summer camps in Columbia County canceled this year and many other programs in limbo, Columbia-Greene Community College has joined forces with Black Rocket Productions LLC, to offer families with children ages eight to 14 an alternative.
A provider of digital arts and creative sciences camps, Black Rocket has partnered with C-GCC to provide a series of online, educational programs this summer, slated to run for seven weeks from Monday, June 29 through Monday, August 10. The courses are taught live by trained instructors and available to students anywhere, with two online camps running each week. Read more…