Photos: Crown thy good with brotherhood

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In its most communal moments, the Rensselaerville town-wide picnic featured a flag-folding presentation and flag-raising by the American Legion Post 291 from Greenville. The Village Voices a cappella group from Rensselaerville, led by Jan Bishop, sang “America the Beautiful.”

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Tables groaned with homemade foods, which eager eaters gathered on their plates while a girl contemplated a single ripe strawberry on June 1.

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Found: George, a German shepherd, was on a search demonstration with Deputy Patrick Strollo of the Albany County Sheriff’s Office while children were agog.

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Background groove: Local organizations displayed their current projects amid the hum of mingling diners at the picnic and Cajun blues played by Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers, led by Greg Speck on accordion. 

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Rose Warburton trailed her father, David, holding his finger in one hand and her hotdog in another.

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The bright summer sun brought out hats at the Rensselaerville town-wide picnic on June 1, organized for the first time last year to bring all of the town's hamlets together in one social event.

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Noontime ride: Just before the picnic, cyclists pedal down the verdant Gifford Hollow Road outside the hamlet of Rensselaerville for a Sunday ride. The group gathered at a sign announcing the ride and directing anyone interested, “Meet Here.” Jennifer Vanderveer led the group. She and her husband, cyclist Tyler Wren, are hosting the rides this summer to introduce budding bikers to the sport ahead of the Rensselaerville Cycling Festival on Sept. 28, hosted by the Carey Institute for Global Good. 

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