Elizabeth Floyd Mair

The idea behind the film, said director Dmitry Gelfand, is love. “Love conquers all, love conquers racism, love conquers depression, love conquers death.” 

A “village” offers its dues-paying members such benefits as rides to medical appointments; help with household tasks; and social activities like book clubs, exercise groups, or educational programs that keep them connected and active and that fight social isolation.

One example of an offering at Ritual 518, from the shop’s menu, is the Buddha Bowl, featuring wild black rice, fresh greens, tomato, cucumber, fresh avocado rolled in hemp hearts and cacao, roasted sweet potatoes, homemade hummus, roasted red peppers, slivered almonds, and a lemon wedge. 

Students — without notes — talked about possibility in the first-ever Tedx Guilderland HS event on Jan. 24. Charles Joseph told listeners about why they should be investing their money and making it work for them. Jun Ho Oh spoke of the changes 5G technology will bring and said that 2021 will be “an entirely different world than we see it now.” Lavanya Prabhakar talked about the arguments for multiverses. Alyssa Koh recommended making a habit of fearlessness by always setting new goals, whether huge or miniscule: “By daring myself to do things, no matter what, no backsies — if I fail, I fail; if I succeed, I succeed,” she said. 

One of the things that Apropos is being required to do is to computerize its records and get a phone system with an answering machine. 

A new musical, written by a local playwright and performed by local actors, is meant to help people who are struggling.

New York State has put into place tax exemptions to encourage development of renewable energy, which played out last week in Duanesburg, a rural Schenectady County town, that granted payments in lieu of taxes, or PILOTs, for two solar farms.

Westmere Fire Department is in good shape, in terms of recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters, according to President Barry Nelson. 

During the holiday season, “There’s always a rise in people stealing packages off stoops or trying to get something for nothing, trying to get the best of somebody,” said Altamont Postmaster Bill Van Dyke. 

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