ALBANY COUNTY — November is National Adoption Month, prompting Albany County Legislator Jeff Perlee, a Republican representing Altamont and part of the Hilltowns, to note the growing need for foster parents in Albany County, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve will host its annual Night at the Discovery Center on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 195 New Karner Road.

Visitors are invited to stop by the Discovery Center after normal business hours to play games, make a nature craft, and see the exhibits come to life.

ALBANY COUNTY — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County is presenting a free, four-part Healthy Families Series for parents or caregivers to attend with their youth.

Dinner will be provided each night. Bus passes are available for transportation assistance.

My kids have been anticipating the holidays since September, and they are counting the days — not because of food, presents, or snow, but because we will be hosting Hedgie the Hedgehog.

Prisoners are less likely to commit crimes once they are released if they’ve stayed connected to their families and communities.

A new organization, Friends in the Adirondacks, offers hospitality to visiting families of people who are incarcerated in the North Country. The organization’s other mission, said co-founder Martha Swan, is to open hearts and minds of local residents.

Michelle Stafford and Austin Wolfgang made their respective Guilderland martial-arts schools proud at the AAU USA national taekwondo tournament in Florida this month.

On a beautiful April 28 evening, 15 teams participated in the third annual Amazing Earth Day Race organized by the Friends of Five Rivers at the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar.

The presidential candidates are out on the trail again and the topic of “family values” is back on the agenda, if only slightly. I like that. I like talk about the family.

Searching for a college can be a trying experience.


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