GUILDERLAND — Sarah and Guy Bucey, a husband-and-wife team, have been promoted to leadership roles at Inova, located in the Northeastern Industrial Park in Guilderland Center. Founded in 2001, Inova manufactures multifunctional, space-saving furniture like modern Murphy beds that pull down from vertical storage.

Chasity McGivern, the Capital Region area representative for the ASSE International Student Exchange, interviewing families for the 2020-21 school year to host high school students from Europe, Asia, the Americas, Australia, or Africa.

The Kiwanis Club of the Helderbergs met in Mike Hammond’s workshop in Knox on Tuesday morning to build bluebird houses, which will be sold for $12 each to raise funds for Kiwanis projects that support local youth.

Anyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in February will receive 10 free Norway spruce trees or 10 free redbud trees to plant when the weather turns warm.

Barbara C. Brenner has been named partner at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP.

Ken Bailey of Voorheesville, a World War II veteran with five major Battle Stars and a Bronze Star, celebrated his 98th birthday at the Helderberg American Legion Post 977 in Altamont Saturday afternoon.

 VOORHEESVILLE — The First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville is offering these short courses:

— Friday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m., Prayer 101: an introductory class on prayer; and

— Friday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m., Bible 101: an introductory class on the Bible.

The opening celebration of Apex Entertainment at Crossgates mall was held on Jan 30.

David Hoffman has been appointed the associate dean for academic initiatives at Maria College in Albany. Hoffman, who holds a doctorate in bioethics with a concentration in health ethics and policy from Albany Medical College, will also continue in his role as associate professor for ethics and health policy at Maria.

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. 

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