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These local members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership:

Thompson’s Lake Campground near East Berne — part of Thacher State Park — held its annual “trick-or-treating in August” event.

Guilderland has two new restaurants and a third established one that has a new name.

KNOX — Knox Youth Soccer will begin on Sept. 11 and alternate Sundays from 3 to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. through Oct. 4 (with a rain date of Oct. 9).

ALBANY COUNTY — Applications are being accepted for Community Development Block Grant funding for a housing rehabilitation program targeted to seniors.

The Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District is helping farmers protect natural resources through the Agricultural Environmental Management planning program.

St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave. in Altamont, this Sunday, Aug. 14, will have one service at 9:30 a.m.

The sermon is  "The Poll Driven Preacher" based on Jeremiah 23:23-29.

The choral music is the African American spiritual, "I've Got a Robe", sung by the St. John's Singers.


The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance has $2 million in funding is available to help low- and middle-income households get their heating equipment inspected and cleaned before heating season.

St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Avenue in Altamont continues the summer schedule, this Sunday, Aug. 8, with one service at 9:30 a.m.

The sermon is titled  "God's Chosen Nation" based on Psalm 33:12-22.


The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission is now accepting submissions for the Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit, in its third year.


The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking citizen scientists for two different projects this summer — monitoring wild turkeys, and photographing Asian longhorned beetles and other invasive pests.

The Altamont Fair is currently refurbishing the old wooden sign on Route 146.