Guilderland

ALTAMONT — Rhona Ballard Twombly, a baker, gardener, and dedicated grandmother, died on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, after a brief illness. She was 102.

Mrs. Twombly was born in Georgia, Vermont, on farmland her Ballard antecedents bought from Ira Allen, brother of Revolutionary War patriot Ethan Allen, in the 1780s.

To the Editor:

The AARP Guilderland Chapter 980 holds monthly meetings at Christ the King Church at 20 Sumpter Ave. in Guilderland.

The meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of every month. Our next meeting will be Nov. 15.

Come at noon and check us out! You need not live in Guilderland.

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Every year, our village offers the wonderful service of picking up residents’ leaves, grass clippings, and brush.

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The New Salem Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is having its Seventh Annual Teddy Bear Tea with Mrs. Claus for boys and girls on Sunday, Dec. 14, with seating at 1 p.m. at the New Salem Fire Station, 694 New Salem Road in New Scotland.

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Our most sincere thanks to the Altamont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post for hosting the memorial and arranging the military honor guard held in honor of our beloved husband, father, uncle, grandfather Edward Paul Cowley. 

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With scientists showing the public the emerging applications of their fields, the seventh annual celebration of NANOvember is hosted by the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. It started with an open house on Nov. 1 and will feature a Family Day on Nov. 22.

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Although Guilderland had lost most of its line-up from its championship season last year, new players stepped up and came close to the high bar, losing its playoff match, 1 to 0.

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“On a Friday or Saturday night, more people want to laugh than be emotionally drained," says Andy Maycock, the Guilderland High School teacher who is directing students in a madcap  British comedy, on stage this weekend.

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Human beings need to relate to one another in person, not just virtually, but for real. Seeing and hearing players on a stage can expand our understanding of humanity.

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The members of the Boyd Hilton Ladies’ Auxiliary would like to say thank-you to all who, once again, make our Chicken ’n’ Biscuit Dinner a success.

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