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Hannaford Supermarkets has launched My Hannaford Rewards, a grocery-store loyalty program that adds rewards for store-brand items and leaves prices untouched.

ALBANY COUNTY — ShopRite, including its supermarkets in Albany, Colonie, and Slingerlands, is now offering a piece of fruit, for free, to kids under 13 as they shop.

A summer workshop for teenage writers is accepting applications through April 1.

The New York State Summer Young Writers Institute is a 13-day in-residence writing workshop for high school students who will be entering grades 10, 11, or 12 in the fall. The program runs from June 24 to July 6.

The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation is looking for people to raise pheasant chicks.

New York State Writers Institute Fellow James Lasdun will conduct a workshop in the spring of 2018 for writers interested in all aspects of fiction.

Lasdun has published two novels, four collections of short stories, and four books of poetry.

These members of the New York Army National Guard have recently retired:

— Colonel George McHugh from Delmar, assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters, retired after 31 years of military service; and

BERNE — The Berne-Knox-Westerlo School District was recently awarded $8,000 through a grant from the New York Agricultural Education and Outreach project and Cornell University, according to a release from the district.

VOORHEESVILLE — AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service, will once again be preparing income tax returns at St. Matthew’s Parish Center in Voorheesville beginning  Friday, Feb. 16.

WESTERLO — Pioneer Club members and leaders at the First Baptist Church in Westerlo will celebrate Pioneer Clubs Sunday on Jan. 28 at 9:30 a.m.

Altamont has a new restaurant; Village Pizza has opened on the site of the old village butcher shop.

The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation encourages anglers to put safety first when ice fishing. Four inches of solid ice is usually safe for anglers accessing ice on foot. However, ice thickness can vary on water bodies and even within the same waterbody.

Heavy rain on April 1 has made farms in Albany, Montgomery, and Schoharie counties that suffered damage eligible for disaster emergency loan assistance from the Farm Service Agency.