Guilderland Public Library leaders symbolically broke ground on Thursday on a $9 million expansion and renovation slated for completion in the fall of 2021.

ALBANY COUNTY — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County and the Voorheesville Public Library will present a virtual four-part education series called The Middle Years for parents and caregivers of children from ages 5 to 10.

ALBANY COUNTY — Seniors are invited to listen to phone-in presentations and discussions on aging well provided by Community Caregivers.

Talks are every Tuesday to Nov. 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. No access code is required to call the free conference line at 518-992-6661.

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 ALBANY COUNTY — Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a virtual program to strengthen families — for youth between the ages of 11 and 18 and their parents or caregivers.

Empire State Digital is a new state program to help small businesses increase their online presence through e-commerce enablers, including Shopify, Square, Clearbanc, and Etsy.

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is accepting films made by kids for its Karner Kids Film Festival.

A new workshop series offered by B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will guide participants on “mindful living” that can help them contemplate and understand the life process known as “retirement.”

A morning glory glows on a fence in front of Altamont's Maple Avenue parking lot.

The Hollowed Harvest event runs Thursday through Sunday until Nov. 1. Seven-thousand pumpkins line the infield of the Altamont fairgrounds, which takes 35 to 40 minutes to walk. 

A Traffic Safety Awareness Show was held at Crossgates Mall this past weekend. Albany County holds a free inspection every year.