Chambers named top employee for ’18
Social worker Latisha Chambers was selected as Albany Medical Center’s 2018 Employee of the Year out of more than 9,000 employees.
A resident of North Greenbush and 14-year Albany Med employee, Chambers is one of more than 40 social workers on the case management team for the department for the Emergency Department and the Massry Family Children’s Emergency Center. In her role, she helps patients, families and loved ones in making logistical decisions as they deal with stress and when coping with life-changing diagnoses and traumatic injuries, according to Albany Med.
Colleagues praised her for her compassion for patients, family and coworkers, as well as her skill in solving problems for those handling emergency situations.
Voting advocates present democracy
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The local chapter of the League of Women Voters is sponsoring a three-part series on Making Democracy Work in the coming months. The first program, “Democracy in Crisis: A Report from the National Task Force on the Rule of Law and Democracy,” will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Gannett Auditorium, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway.
The speaker will be Martha Kinsella of the Brennan Center for Justice who will discuss the center’s National Task Force on Rule of Law and Democracy and the center’s work on advocating for voting reforms in the state. All presentations are free and open to the public. For details, see www. lwvsaratoga.org or call Pattie Garrett 518-728-5201 or presi[email protected]
Benefit concert for animal shelter
TROY — Capital Region musicians plan a concert —Rock’nrescue—to raise awareness and funds in support of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Hangar on the Hudson, 675 River St. Troy.
Organizers say the idea stems from an animal hoarding case in Troy in which more than 100 animals were removed from a home. Musician and event organizer Rod Choppy posted a message on social media asking about a way to help and dozens of area musicians stepped up to volunteer. Area bands include The Rod Choppy Reaction, SRO Band, The Broken Hearted and Chris Busone Band. Other activities: silent auction, 50/50 raffle and door prizes. WTEN meteorologist Tim Drawbridge will be master of ceremonies.
A Facebook page has been created for Rock ’N Rescue 2019. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and go on sale Sunday. They can be purchased online or at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.
Reception for high school art show
SARATOGA SPRINGS — An opening reception for “All Stars: An Exhibition of High School Artists” will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Arts Center Gallery at Saratoga Arts.
The exhibit will be on display from Jan. 19 to Feb. 9. Art teachers representing Broadalbin-perth, Burnt Hills-ballston Lake, Corinth, Galway, Gloversville, Mayfield, Saratoga Springs, Schuylerville, Shenendehowa, and South Glens Falls school districts will show students’ work.
Latisha Chambers helps families make decisions.