Posts Tagged ‘Womens History Month’

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Assoc. offers walking tour through Johnstown

Johnstown, NY – To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association (ECSHA) has installed an educational poster campaign on Main Street in Johnstown. The campaign celebrates some of Fulton County’s trailblazing women of the past and present.  Those with the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association also encourage all to take part in a 1-mile (about 1 hour) walking tour through historic Johnstown. Use the map on the Walking Tour card (click here) or pick up a rack card at the Sunshine Shoppe or the tourist kiosk at Sir William Johnson Park.

“Of course we like to celebrate Elizabeth, Molly Brandt, and Rose Knox this month, but we  have so many female firsts in Fulton County; we wanted to honor some of our current trailblazers as well,” stated Bonnie Valachovic, ECSHA Board Member.

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Sunday, March 17, 2024

The Hyde Collection: “Women and Art” After Hours Tour, March 21

Frieseke - Young Girl Before Mirror - The Hyde Women and Art Tour
Glen Falls, NY
– In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Hyde Collection presents “Women and Art” for its March Art After Hours programming. On the evening of March 21, join this special exploration of the collection with a focus on the various roles of women from the Renaissance into the 20th Century and how art has reinforced or challenged those roles. The tour is facilitated by a trained guide.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

APA to hold monthly meeting March 16

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APA Honors Women’s History Month with “Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks” Historical Presentation and Fine Arts Exhibit 

Ray Brook, NY – The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 16, 2023. The meeting will be held at the Agency’s headquarters in Ray Brook, NY. The public is welcome to attend in person or remotely.

Public comment will be available to members of the public who attend the Agency meeting in person as well as those who participate remotely. If you would like the opportunity to make a public comment remotely, please email your name and the phone number used to call into the Board Meeting to

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Women are Rising Stars in Business

Kelly Griffin Petrie has been a businesswoman here in the North Country for nearly 20 years.  Kelly is here at her Studio 30 in Saranac Lake.   

Kelly Griffin Petrie has been a businesswoman here in the North Country for nearly 20 years.  Kelly is here at her Studio 30 in Saranac Lake.   

Businesswomen in the Adirondacks

Owning and operating a business is not for the faint of heart. Just consider the difficulties the pandemic presented!  But women in the Adirondacks do not shy from the challenge. Curiously, it wasn’t until  New York Congressman John LaFalce introduced legislation in 1988 that eliminated laws requiring women in some states to have a male relative sign a business loan.  The goal of that law, HR 5050: Women’s Business Ownership Act of 1988 (“WBOA”) was to aid the success of women business owners.   The law established the National Women’s Business Council to review the status of women-owned businesses nationwide and to develop detailed multi-year plans to assist and promote such businesses.  [1]

Fast forward 35 years.  There are now more than 10 million women owned non-employer (no paid employees) firms, for a share of 41% of all nonemployer businesses in the US.    The US Census also maintains some details about women business ownership. Women Business Ownership in America On the Rise. In FY 22, the Small Business Administration, in its Upstate New York District alone, made 92 traditional loans to woman-owned businesses,  with a total value of $32.3 million.   Katrina Ballard, the Women’s Business Liaison at the SBA office in Syracuse, pointed out that the SBA microloan program is  a good option for women entrepreneurs who are looking for small dollar loans of up to $50,000.  In FY22, the SBA Upstate New York district office made 23 such microloans totaling $468,000 to woman-owned small businesses

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Saturday, March 4, 2023

Billy Jones announces 2023 Women of Distinction Nominations

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Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) announced that nominations for his 2023 Women of Distinction Awards are underway. The Women of Distinction Awards are held annually and honor local women who have had significant positive impacts on their community and those around them. Awards will be given for various categories, such as health care, business, volunteer work, and education. The deadline for nominations is March 31, and the awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 27 at 6 p.m. at Clinton Community College’s Stafford Center Theatre.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Grace Peak

grace hudowalskiAs Women’s History Month wraps up, here are a few stories in our archive about Grace Hudowalski, one of the first 46ers (No. 9) and for whom Grace Peak is named:

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