A new course taught by Rabbi David Katz at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will look at Jewish beliefs and practices surrounding death and afterlife.

“Life After Death: Beliefs and Customs” will be offered four Wednesdays beginning Feb. 17, from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom.

A Trunk or Treat event on Jan. 28 at Voorheesville’s high school, organized by senior parents Tricia Puccini and Tara Wight, was attended by Dianne Luci and her grandson, Mason Wright

A flamboyant cardinal and a downy woodpecker make use of a feeder at the community gardens at Tawasentha Park in Guilderland.

John M. Bagyi

NEW SCOTLAND — John M. Bagyi, a lawyer in the Albany office for Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, has been named one of the Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers.

A 1989 graduate of Guilderland High School, Bagyi lives in Voorheesville with his wife, Dania, and their daughters, Kennedy and McKenna.

BETHLEHEM — The chamber of commerce here is celebrating Bethlehem Restaurant Appreciation Week from Jan. 25 to 31.

BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Grange has extended its Christmas food drive due to continuing need.

“If  you or your group would like to donate any items, it would be greatly appreciated,” wrote Carol Carpenter, Grange president, in an email.

An annual calendar is the result of an art contest launched in 2004 by the Foundation for Quality Care Inc., the New York State Health Facilities Association, and the New York State Center for Assisted Living.

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.

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