On Saturday at Crossgates Mall, sponsored by the mall and the Colonie-Guilderland Rotary Club, was to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic and to raise funds for Second Chance Opportunities so a challenged theme event was held to raise money for a Community Recovery Center in Albany.

On Saturday morning, local singer Melissa Sgambelluri who is starting her own non-for-profit organization dropped off food donations to a place of regular in her heart, Happy Cat Rescue in Guilderland Center.

SLINGERLANDS — Paula Kalamejski, executive director of Beverwyck in Slingerlands, was among 15 directors from assisted-living facilities across New York State to complete the Living Executive Director Leadership Program.  

Last Saturday and Sunday, the Capital District saw Mother Nature dump a good foot of snow and some ice where it caused a State of Emergency on Sunday.