In the Capital Region, Kelly’s Angels has given out scholarships of $1,500 each to 16 local high school graduates who overcame adversity and demonstrated a commitment to helping others. Kelly’s Angels, founded 11 years ago by WNYT news anchor Mark Mulholland following the death of his wife, Kelly, to cancer in 2007, awards grants and scholarships in Kelly’s memory to help children and families who have tragically lost a family member to cancer or other illness or who have overcome adversity. The charity is administered by Mulholland and the couple’s two children, Connor and McKenna. Last year, Kelly’s Angels presented more than $70,000 in grants to local children and families through fundraisers that include the annual Mother-Lovin’ 5K walk/run on Mother’s Day weekend. For more information on Kelly’s Angels and to donate, visit https://www.kellysangelsinc.org/.
In Schenectady, Bellevue Preservation Inc. recently purchased and assembled three pet waste stations for Hillhurst and Fairview parks in the neighborhood. Two were placed in Hillhurst park and one in Fairview park. The Bellevue neighborhood group expected this would be an improvement to both parks. Staff from the city of Schenectady installed the stations. For more information on the Bellevue Preservation group, visit its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bellevuepreservationinc/.
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