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At Dave and Buster's Crossgates Mall opening, bartenders stood on their bar to juggle bottles while patrons played a variety of games.

NBA Hall of Famer Walt "Clyde" Frazier scored big with fans at the opening of a bargain outlet in Crossgates Commons Aug. 21.

Every dog has its day and a groomer with three decades of experience is prepared to help pets look their best.

Everyone from New York who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program.

With one million members, the Arbor Day Foundation is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees.

BERNE — Reprints of Our Heritage, a history of the town of Berne, printed in 1977, are now available.

The price is $15 if picked up at the town clerk's office in the Berne Town Hall, or $20 if mailed. Write: Berne Town Clerk, Post Office Box 57, Berne, 12023. Pay by check, made to Berne Town Clerk.

Michael J. Gross, a 2012 Berne-Knox-Westerlo graduate, recently completed the 14-week boot camp basic training with the United States Army at Fort Benning, Ga. He graduated with the Alpha Company 2-19 Infantry Division.

Gross’s assigned duty station will be at Fort Drum, N.Y., where he will further his infantry skills.

The summer worship schedule at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave., in Altamont on Sunday, Sept. 1, is as follows:

— 9:30 a.m., traditional worship;

The theme for this service is “Work and Witness,” a sermon for Labor Day, based on Second Thessalonians 3:6-13, by the pastor Gregory Zajac.

These local students have recently earned diplomas:

— Matthew Siracusa of Guilderland, graduated from the State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi with an associate of applied science degree in recreation and sports management;

These local students have recently distinguished themselves:

These local students were named to the dean’s list or received a similar honor from their college or university for the Spring 2013 semester:

GUILDERLAND — Accessorize opened Aug. 11 at Crossgates Mall.

Established in 1984, the first store was opened in the Covent Garden Piazza in London. With an in-house design team, Accessorize offers globally sourced accessories with seasonal themes.

The following local students graduated from Siena College in May:

United States Airforce Airman Taylor Anne Dedrick has completed basic training and tech school in Texas.
Dedrick is a graduate of Cohoes High School and Siena College. She is the daughter of Erik and Deana Dedrick of Albany, and Kelly Shannon of Wataerford.

These local students earned degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in May:

Jennie Bellai of Schenectady earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering degree;

The summer worship schedule for Sunday, Aug. 18, is as follows:

— There will be a joint worship service with Altamont Reformed Church in Orsini Park at 10 a.m. Bring a lawn chair.

Pastor Gregory Zajac will present a brief Bible study based on Luke 12:49-53.