NEW SCOTLAND — “Riot in Greenbush — the Anti-Rent War Renewed” is the name of the program that Jill Knapp will present at the New Scotland Historical Association meeting on Sunday, March 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center, off of Route 85 in New Salem.

KNOX — Even without the snow, the  Hilltowns’ Winterfest in Knox, sponsored jointly by the Knox and Berne youth councils, was a success.  After cancelling last year’s event due to lack of snow, the councils decided to proceed with or without the cooperation of the weather.

James Lasdun,  a fiction writer, poet, and screenwriter, will conduct a workshop at the Writers Institute on memoir and the personal essay during the spring 2017 semester. Writers interested in creative nonfiction of every kind, from autobiography to reflections on art, nature, and other subjects, are encouraged to apply.

NEW SCOTLAND — Christopher White will present a program on the devastating impact of World War I on the Capital District’s German-American community.

He’ll speak at the New Scotland Historical Association by meeting on on Sunday, Feb. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center, off of Route 85 in New Salem.

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy was founded 25 years ago on a cold winter evening by a small group of neighbors concerned about the loss of precious open space.

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