The not-for-profit Arbor Day Foundation suggests these holiday gifts:

BETHLEHEM — A Delmar Thanksgiving weekend tradition, the Black Friday/Saturday Fair Trade Market will again open its doors in 2018 to ethically minded shoppers seeking unique, handcrafted gifts.  

ALTAMONT — Joseph Vinette has a lot of the “heroes” to thank.

“How can I live to my fullest, if I’m not appreciative of the people around me?” he asks.

He writes to his wife, Jennifer, “I could not have been on this journey without you,” in his book, “Hero Status: Living Every Day Bolder than Ever.”

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, the Samaritan’s Purse Project hopes people will show their gratitude by giving back — filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items to send to children in need around the world.

The Empire State Youth Orchestra has a new musical director. It also has roots in and ongoing connections to Guilderland.

Artist and cookbook author Nava Atlas demonstrates vegan dishes that can be prepared and how to plan a holiday meal when there may be guests with dietary restrictions.