The Elliott House Thrift Shop on Route 81 in Norton Hill will remain open until Saturday, Dec. 4, at noon. Christmas items have been added and more items will be added daily.

GUILDERLAND — In a year in which it was difficult to find things to celebrate, Scout Troop 50 from St. Madeleine Sophie Parish in Guilderland was able to find a bright spot. In fact, we were able to find six bright spots in 2021 as we had six of our scouts obtain the rank of Eagle Scout this year.

Catherine Annette Chauvot

Petty Officer 2nd Class Catherine Annette Chauvot, a sailor with family in Berne, joined the Navy over 12 years ago and now serves as a musician.

“David loved the outdoors,” said his father, Harold Iselin, speaking on Saturday at the dedication of a trail named in honor of his son, David Iselin. It’s the first trail on the 175-acre Bender Melon Farm Preserve in New Scotland.

Eric Vandenburgh owns a body shop and volunteered to refurbish the vehicle.

A Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held at Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School in Berne.

Voorheesville Family Bicycling Day was held on a showery Sunday afternoon.

Tim Albright has used massive slabs of Helderberg limestone, each buried three feet deep, to form Helderhenge — a circle of stones on the two-acre New Scotland property where he lives with his wife, Susan, in a treasure-filled restored schoolhouse. He also displays antique tractors like sculptures on his property, and the mystical circle, with stones placed to mark the equinox, is centered by a fire pit made of a tractor rim. Having grown up at the foot of the Helderbergs, Albright is deeply knowledgeable about local history and in his youth designed the New Scotland town seal.

Quincie Yamin, the new pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville, blesses a dog on Sunday during a pet-blessing ceremony. She graduated this spring from Duke University with a Master of Divinity degree and is married to the church's associate pastor, Mat Yamin. They live in the parsonage next to the church on Maple Avenue in the village.

A graveyard on Brandle Road is being restored by Historic Altamont Inc.

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