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ALTAMONT — Boy Scout Troop 264 of Altamont will conduct its annual food drive in November.

Bags will be delivered to homes in Altamont on Saturday, Nov. 2.  The Scouts will return the following Saturday, Nov. 9, to retrieve donations.

KNOX — The Knox Nursery School is in full swing. Teachers Kim Conklin, Season Poole, and myself were ready when 27 children (14 three-year-olds and 13 four-year-olds) began their school year on Sept. 9 — one that is guaranteed to be an adventure!

Albany county has launched a program called Project Lifesaver to help those afflicted with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, autism, Down syndrome, or similar disorders, which cause wandering and disorientation.

The American Red Cross Blood Services is holding these local drives in November:

— On Monday, Nov. 4 from 1 to 6 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville in the social hall, 68 Maple Ave., Voorheesville;

As of Sept. 20, WorkFit Medical LLC completed the acquisition of Concentra’s Medical and Urgent Care Center in Albany.

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission has been a local conservation partner with L.L.

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Historical Society’s Oct. 17 program will feature Paul and Mary Liz Stewart describing Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad.

ALTAMONT — Melanie L. Tuxbury has been appointed Associate for Youth and Intergenerational Ministries at the Altamont Reformed Church. She will be formally commissioned on Sunday, Nov. 3, during the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Elks on 3867 Carman Road will be having their second annual Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair on Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3p.m.

Community Caregivers has received a $5,000 grant from The Barry Gold Memorial Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. The grant was awarded to help the not-for-profit organization recruit volunteers, a need that is growing as the organization expands into the city of Albany. 

The worship schedule at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave., in Altamont on Sunday, Oct. 6, with a special guest, is as follows:

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

GUILDERLAND — The Crosssgates Mall “Paint the Mall Pink” campaign supports breast cancer awareness in the mall and on its social media sites for the month of October.

Albany County has posted a YouTube announcement on its website’s main page at, urging residents to get flu vaccinations early.

The video provides information on the importance of the flu vaccine and an interactive flu vaccine finder.

VOORHEESVILLE — Capital District first-time homebuyers who enroll in the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Match Program can benefit from a federal match on savings to be used for the purchase of a home.