Guilderland

GUILDERLAND — “Hard choices” was the phrase most frequently repeated last Thursday night as the Guilderland superintendent presented her $91.5 million spending plan for next year. The phrase was uttered by administrators and school board members alike.

ALTAMONT — Once the head teller in Altamont’s bank, Frances Eliza Severson Cowan was devoted to her family and loved the “piece of heaven” where she lived.

She died on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. She was 91.

GUILDERLAND — Mike Lainhart was worn out. He didn’t want to wrestle anymore, but said that his best friend bribed him into coming back.

This friend, Josh LoGiudice, said that it wasn’t a bribe, but it was a persuasion.

In a record five ovetimes, the Guilderland boys bested Columbia on Wednesday, 102 to 100, testing the stamina of the players, coaches, and crowd.

GUILDERLAND — The school board at its February meeting adopted a tax break for veterans, heard about progress on a $17 million building project, and gave budget preferences as a prelude to the superintendent’s presentation of her 2014-15 proposal tonight.

St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave. in Altamont has the following schedule for Sunday, March 2: 

— 8:30 a.m. there will be an informal worship including modern and ethnic hymns plus a discussion of the format for the sermon; and

GUILDERLAND — St. Boniface Episcopal Church on Western Turnpike, in Guilderland will be celebrating the Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes on Ash Wednesday, March 5, at 7 a.m., and12:05 and 7 p.m. to begin the Lenten season.

On subsequent Wednesdays during Lent, Stations of the Cross will be held at the church at 7 p.m.

To the Editor:

Last Friday evening, the Guilderland Lady Dutch basketball team ended its season with a loss to Shaker in an exhilarating a game that wasn’t decided until the last few minutes of play. The real thrill to me, however, is that this was a milestone many did not think could be achieved just a few short years ago.

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of   March 2. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 for any questions or information.

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