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The Student Conservation Association is accepting applications for the New York State Excelsior Conservation Corps. Young adults, ages 18 to 25, who live in or attended school in New York and veterans, ages 18 to 28, with no New York affiliation needed, may apply for available positions with the program.

Alexis Holmes of North Bethlehem recently earned her Gold Award in the Girl Scouts of America, the highest award in Girl Scouts.

The first of several free-fishing events in New York took place, Saturday, Feb. 17, and Sunday, Feb. 18, when residents and visitors are permitted to fish for free without a fishing license on any of the state's 7,500 lakes and ponds or 70,000 miles of rivers and streams.

Amy Funderburk

Amy Funderburk, the daughter of Edward Ackroyd of Knox, has been named the 16th clerk for the Supreme Court of North Carolina, the state’s top court.

“She’s bright, bubbly, and seemed to be always studying,” said Ackroyd of his daughter, who had lived in Berne as a child.

VOORHEESVILLE — The Voorheesville Community and School Foundation has awarded $3,000 in grant funding to local performing arts programs, renewing a long-standing commitment to school and community-based theater.

KNOX — The Hilltown Winter Fest on Saturday drew about 200 people to the Knox Town Park where they enjoyed a bonfire, hot dogs, hot chocolate, donated baked goods and a variety of crafts in the Town Hall warming station.

Examinations for people seeking a license to practice the sport of falconry, become a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator, or use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded or injured big-game animals are scheduled for Friday, April 13, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, which gives the tests.

The Brain Injury Association of New York State will host Certified Brain Injury Specialist training at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs on June 12 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Alowyn Sim started on the loading dock, worked his way into management, and has been name Albany Medical Center’s 2017 Employee of the Year.

Charles J. Gottlieb

Charles J. Gottlieb has joined Whiteman Osterman & Hanna’s Real Estate Development, Zoning and Land Use; Environmental; Municipal; and Energy and Telecommunications practice groups.

Florence M. Richardson

Florence M. Richardson has joined the Albany law firm O’Connell and Aronowitz as Of Counsel. She brings her extensive experience to the firm’s Family and Matrimonial Department.