‘The Greater Good’: Prospect Center prom, ‘Woofstock’ returning for second year

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Prospect Center Prom

It was a special weekend for the Prospect Center in Queensbury. The affiliate of the Center for Disability Services held its first prom. Twenty-five students attended. All of the students were involved in the planning, including this year’s them of “Under the Sea.” Families and staff volunteered their time to help students with hair, makeup and more. Businesses in the community also helped with decorations and flowers.

ESYO performs at Carnegie Hall

The Empire State Youth Orchestra spent the weekend at Carnegie Hall. The ensemble performed a joint concert with the Norwalk Youth Symphony on Sunday afternoon. The concert was the ESYO’s first performance at Carnegie Hall since the start of the pandemic. The orchestra’s conductor called the performance the perfect culmination to an extraordinary season.

Tamarac High students take second prize in video contest

Tamarac High School students took second prize in a video contest. It was held by the Rural School Association and the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal. The short film focused on “Our School, Our Community” and took a humorous look at some of the members of the school district in Brunswick. The students will receive the award this Thursday night at the Board of Education meeting.

Animal Protective Foundation holding second annual ‘Woofstock’

The Animal Protective Foundation is holding its second annual “Woofstock” fundraising music festival this Sunday, June 11, in Schenectady. There’s a Walk-A-Thon – a parade with pooches – to kick off the event at Mohawk Harbor. The festival includes live music, vendors, food and more. All proceeds go to the Animal Protective Foundation.