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BERNE — Organizers of the Switzkill Farm Harvestfest are seeking local vendors.

The festival will be held at Switzkill Farm in Berne on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If it rains on saturday, the festival will be held instead the next day, Sunday, Oct. 14.

The Guilderland, Berne-Knox-Westerlo, Voorheesville, and Bethlehem school districts have released the income criteria for students to qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. All four districts have the same standard, based on family size and income.

The Bethlehem Central School district received $6,750 from the state for a student displaced by a natural disaster. A second local district, Greenville, received $15,000 for two such students.

ALBANY COUNTY — The Albany County Department of Health has received multiple calls in recent months from residents concerned about potential exposure to rabies due to contact with bats, which is typical during the spring and summer months.

GUILDERLAND CENTER — Banners depicting the history of Guilderland Center now hang from utility poles in the hamlet.

The banners will hang year-round, with a group selected for spring and summer, and another for fall and winter.

Last Friday, the students at Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland released the butterflies that they raised from eggs into freedom. The Monarch butterflies will be migrating to Mexico.

A committee of five Westerlo residents helped led the way to put banners in the town to honor the local military heroes.

More photos through out the opening day of the Altamont Fair 2018.

BERNE — On Sunday, Aug. 19, a community worship service will be held at the Berne town park beginning at 10 a.m.

The service is sponsored by Helderberg Lutheran, Berne Reformed, Rock Road Chapel, Knox Reformed and Thompson’s Lake Reformed churches.

On the opening day of the Altamont Fair, 27 young women, ages 5-40, compete in the Miss Altamont Fair pageant for the fair week and other community events through out the year.

The Classic Theater Guild held their annual two week play productions held at Indian Ladder Farms. Every year the theater guild produces a children's play and a Shakespeare play. 

It was the 9th Annual National Night Out put on by the Guilderland Police Department as they hosted the event, at Tawasentha Park on Tuesday evening, in efforts to bring the community together.

Every Sunday starting in August that goes through September, a farmers market will be held being Star Plaza in Guilderland from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Christian singer Matt Mahar visited Clayton A. Bouton High School on Saturday evening after Saint Matthew's in Voorheesville teamed up with other local churches to raise money for Mahar to come.