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GUILDERLAND — Sunday, June 29, Father Steven Scherck, the rector of St. Boniface Episcopal Church, will be speaking on “The Unsearchable Riches of Christ.” His message will follow the prescribed texts for 3 Pentecost and will highlight several ways in which the blessings of God may be received.

St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave. in Altamont summer schedule:

— The summer worship schedule is one service at 9:30 a.m.

On Sunday, June 29, the sermon is titled “Peter and Paul: Apostolic Odd Couple.”

Saturday, I was at the Gas-Up in Gallupville, and took this picture of a family that has been regulars at this event. The father, Jim Gage, has been going for 47 years, and has not missed one event.

ALTAMONT — Altamont Cooperative Preschool is finishing another great year of growing and learning with our wonderful families.

We enjoyed many field trips, art projects, books, and more, including the installation of a "fairy garden " on the Altamont Reformed Church property.

St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave. in Altamont has the following schedule change:

— The summer worship schedule is one service at 9:30 a.m.

As part of an aggressive effort to prevent invasive species from entering and damaging New York water bodies, the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation has adopted new regulations that require boaters to remove all visible plant and animal materials from boats, trailers, and associated equipment, and to drain boats prior to

New Yorkers should keep their distance and not disturb newborn fawns or other young wildlife as many animals are in the peak season for giving birth, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation cautions.

David P. Miranda of Voorheesville, a partner with Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti, began his term as president-elect of the New York State Bar Association on June 1.  The association, with a membership of over 76,000 members, is the largest voluntary state bar organization in the nation.

NEW SCOTLAND — The Presbyterian Church in New Scotland is having worship services at 10 a.m., followed by a time of fellowship on July 6, Aug. 17, Aug. 24 and Aug 31.

On July 13 joint worship service will be at the Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m.

After Berne-Knox-Westerlo student Sam Gerardi's family home succumbed to a fire in May, Teachers Association members collected more than $1,200 in one week toward a laptop.

The Albany Rowing Center is celebrating National Learn to Row Day on June 7, and is also signing up young rowers for summer camp.

The not-for-profit center is located on the Hudson River and provides recreational and competitive rowing opportunities for young and old.

ALTAMONT — Altamont Vineyard & Winery is holding the Capital Region’s first outdoor wellness festival on Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at its vineyard.

NEW SCOTLAND — “Old Silver Leg,” about Pieter Stuyvesant in the New World, is a musical program to be presented on June 17 by “Ankie, Nanne & Tseard,” a group of three folksingers from Friesland in the Netherlands.

If you are an area youth (or know an area youth) looking for some fun in the sun (or rain) with your dog, then the week-long summer program for dogs and youth handlers sponsored by the Albany County 4-H program and Albany Obedience Club might be just the thing for you.