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Brian E. Lawlor has joined Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP as Of Counsel in the firm’s real-estate group, where his practice will focus on affordable housing and housing finance.

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Petty Officer 1st Class Micol Zabala, a 2004 Guilderland High School graduate, is serving in the United States Navy at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam as a hospital corpsman within the U.S. Pacific Fleet area of operations.

ALBANY COUNTY — David and Kelly Lendrum are the only Albany County farmers to have received funds in the latest round of grants from the state’s New Farmers Grant Fund, which assists new and early-stage farmers.

GUILDERLAND — This summer, the Guilderland Food Pantry’s shelves are extremely low, according to Community Caregivers, which has planned a food drive to help support the pantry.

NEW SCOTLAND — The Village Animal Clinic has hired a new veterinarian to handle its growing practice.

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries, including Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, and Japan.

ALTAMONT — The 2019 Altamont Fair, which runs from Aug. 13 to 18, will work with the South End Children’s Café to help children from Albany come to the fair and learn about agriculture.

Butterfly Station, located at Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland, is free and open to the public, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday through Aug. 8.

GUILDERLAND — Wind, fog, vibration, motion-synchronized seats, and even scents are coming to Crossgates Mall theaters.

GUILDERLAND — Macy’s Backstage, which features bargains, will open at Crossgates Mall on Saturday, Aug. 10.

The new store, with about 14,500 square feet of retail space, will be located on the first level of the full-line Macy’s at Crossgates.

Albany County is encouraging senior citizens to get out of the house and socialize with others by offering them free meals at participating local restaurants. 

BETHLEHEM — On Saturday, July 20, the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is hosting a free Summer Hike-a-thon. This day-long celebration allows each participant to design an ideal summer day with free activities throughout the morning and into the afternoon with an emphasis on hiking and outdoor fun. 

Children who take swimming lessons have an 88-percent reduction in risk of drowning, according to a study from the National Institute of Health. This new Hilltown program stresses water safety.

ALTAMONT — Thomas Pris, son of Suzanne and Andrew Pris of Altamont, has earned his Eagle rank as a member of Boy Scout Troop 1264.