ALBANY COUNTY — Construction is complete on a new shared-use path for walkers and cyclists connecting the village of Menands to the Mohawk-Hudson Hike-Bike Trail along the Hudson River, which is also part of the newly completed Empire State Trail.

A series of free programs on brain health will be available to the public this month.

 ALBANY COUNTY — Ann Lee Pond in Colonie, and Thompson’s Lake in the Helderbergs are both popular for ice fishing and have public access to fishing. 

Snow lines the limbs of the black locusts.

The New York Army National Guard has recently promoted:

— Breanna Center from Singerlands, assigned to the 1427th Transportation Company, who received a promotion to the rank of staff sergeant on Nov. 20; and

Wreaths Across America says 1.7 million donated live balsam wreaths were placed on headstones across the country last weekend, with each veteran's name said aloud.

A drive thru event with Santa giving gifts to 98 families last Sunday at Knox.

On Monday, Dec. 21, the Guilderland Food Pantry packed 250 Christmas gifts for food-pantry recipients. Serving as Santa’s helpers are, from left, Cindy Wadach, Darciane Leizer, and Anne Cost. The gifts were provided by surrounding Guilderland churches.

VOORHEESVILLE — About a dozen students at Clayton A. Bouton High School are using a room at the school to “shop” — without cost — for food procured through donations from Hannaford Supermarkets.

Sound of Silence by Elise Josee Nigro is the winner of the 2020 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit