Lisa Knowles, her high school's valedictorian, has high expectations not only for herself but for the special-needs students she oversees.

A sparse crowd came, despite the rain, for the annual Guilderland Community Festival that raises money for the Rodino family, plagued by Huntington’s disease.

Fruit of the vine, in the form of wine, and fruits from the tree, apples that could be launched or eaten, were celebrated last weekend at the annual festival held at the Altamont fairgrounds.

Community Service Appreciation Week was scheduled to honor local emergency responders during the week of Sept. 11, the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001.

Guilderland Elementary School fifth-graders took on challenging tasks Friday, launching a year-long research project with the University at Albany’s Department of Educational Theory and Practice, under the direction of Associate Professor Jianwei Zhang.

GUILDERLAND — Greulich’s Market, on Carman Road, a neighborhood grocery for 61 years, closed in late July when it faced financial troubles, and this week, owner Bonnie Greulich was arrested for issuing bad checks.