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Just as there’s a difference between baseball players and people who play baseball, so there’s a difference between gardeners and those who garden.

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From historic railroad beds to waterfalls and through farmlands, six hikes will showcase Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy preserves beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 20, during the organization’s first ever Summer Solstice Hike-a-thon. The event will precede the Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail Summer Solstice Festival.

A tour of three sites in the Hilltowns Tuesday morning showed off the conservation projects that have been the labor of the Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District, partnered with the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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A master plan for New Scotland's Swift Road and Feura Bush parks has some features that could be accomplished with the work of town employees and volunteers; other features would require grant funding.

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When Dennis Moore first came on the job the town had just purchased Tawasentha Park, and it was the only park Guilderland owned. The town now owns eight parks spread over nearly 600 acres.

After several years of entering, Robert Price won first place in the chili contest on Jan. 25 at the annual day of sledding, hot dogs, chili, and neighbors in the Knox Town Park.

Kids hopped on their sleds and took off as looks of glee or concern cross their faces at Guilderland's Tawasentha Park on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 5. A mother and her daughter, having finished a run, climb up the steep hill. 

Harold Gosling takes a tumble as a younger sledder, fur rippling to frame his face, appears serene.

Hundreds came out on Sunday, Sept. 22, to pick Cortland, McIntosh, and Macoun apples.

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