LeeAna Doolin’s hobby is not one typical for teenagers. A beekeeper, or apiarist, she raises bees out of two hives on her family’s farm.

During the decade since they moved into their McKownville home, Laura Barry and Ellen Marcil have done a lot to restore original details and add new ones that highlight its Craftsman-style warmth.

The hope is that the future vegetables and flowers will teach students about nutrition and agriculture, as well as provide for school lunches and other school programs.

ALTAMONT — Elizabeth Scott grew up along the Bozenkill in a post-and-beam solar house on land her parents named Sumac Ridge for the clumps of sumac that dotted the landscape.