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Two friends, a hair stylist and a manicurist, are taking a recent beauty school graduate under their wing in a gender-neutral salon. First-time business owner Sarah McDonald used to work in a hair salon at the same location.

These local students received academic honors from Binghamton University by making the university's dean's list for the Spring 2013 semester:

Casey A. Becerra of Altamont, at the at the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences;

Sergeant Major Jeffrey Nuding from Schenectady, has re-enlisted to continue service with the Intelligence and Sustainment Company, 42nd Infantry Division, of the New York Army National Guard.

GUILDERLAND — On Sept. 7, fifteen Scouts and six adults from St. Madeleine Sophie Troop 50 went on our annual trip to Scout Island.  Scout Island is located on the Great Sacandaga Resevoir in the town of Mayfield. 

The worship schedule at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave., in Altamont on Sunday, Sept. 22, with a special guest, is as follows:

— 8:30 a.m., informal worship with modern and ethnic hymns and a discussion format sermon;

— 11 a.m., traditional service, with traditional pipe organ accompaniment.

Eric Monk from Schenectady, serving with the New York Army National Guard Headquarters and Support Company, 42nd Infantry Division is promoted to the rank of specialist.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential.

These local students have recently distinguished themselves:

Lieutenant Nathan Stempel, a native of East Berne and graduate of Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School, has just completed a three-year tour of service aboard the USS Louisville (SSN-724).

The USS Louisville is a nuclear-powered Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine.

BETHLEHEM — Sargent and Blais Personnel Services has named Caroline Cunningham, of Delmar, the 5 Star Employee for the month of September.

The University at Albany is recognizing 227 outstanding high school seniors from the greater Capital District as recipients of its 2013 Multicultural High School Achievers Awards.

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:

Rachel Coe of Slingerlands, at Purdue University in Indiana;

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Historical Society’s Sept. 19 meeting features another of our Civil War Sesquicentennial programs when Dr. Matthew Farina discusses “Civil War Medicine: Myth and Reality.”

GUILDERLAND — Scouts from St. Madeleine Sophie’s Boy Scout Troop 50 kept themselves active over the summer. In July, the boys attended Camp Wakpominee.

Six Guilderland High School students and seven Bethlehem High School students are among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

The Guilderland students are: Matthew Gu, Hahn-Sol Kang, Justina Liu, Isaac Malsky, Luxi Peng, and Michelle Xiong.