The Greater Good: Boy Scout Pinewood Derby, Indian Ladder Farms Maple Fest

Boy Scout Pinewood Derby at Aviation Mall

Gear up for the Boy Scout Pinewood Derby set for this Saturday, March 4. The scouts will take over Aviation Mall in Queensbury for the annual Turning Point District Level Derby. They build their own unpowered unmanned miniature cars from wood. Cheer on the competitors starting at 1 p.m.

Maple Fest at Indian Ladder Farms

Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont is hosting its first Maple Fest.
The farm is partnering with Mountain Winds Farm in Berne to host sap boiling, maple cider and stouts, live music and food. They have a special beer called “Tappin’ Trees.” It’s a stout with a hint of maple. It’s a two-day event starting March 11.

Earth Day Essay Contest

How can we invest in our planet? That’s the theme of an Earth Day essay contest by the Wilton Wildlife Preserve. Submissions can be made now. A panel of judges from Wilton Wildlife will review the essays and award a $50 prize for the winner of the high school, middle school and elementary level. Earth Day is April 22. Click here for more information.

Tourism executive honored

The new winner is out of the state’s “Outstanding Tourism Executive of the Year” – and it goes to the president of Six Flags Great Escape in Queensbury. Rebecca Wood was awarded the honor by the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association. The award recognizes an executive who has demonstrated outstanding contributions of leadership and service to her community. Wood will officially be presented the award Tuesday at the park.

Malta girl, 12, starts homemade dog treats business

Leahna Long, 12, from Malta just started her own business making homemade dog treats. The business is named Bailey’s Biscuits and Barks, after her own dog. Each time a bag is sold, $1 goes to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter.

MORE: Bailey’s Biscuits and Barks on Facebook