I’ve been wanting to say something about the meaning of Christmas for some time now.

A local Bible study group that learned about the sex slavery trade wanted a way to help the women and children who were its victims, says the organizer of the Black Friday Fair Trade Market.

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy has launched a new campaign to help homeless veterans and their families in Albany County.

These two artisans from Altamont are selling their wares to buyers around the country, on Etsy.

Local churches are hosting these Christmas events:

MaryBeth Peterson and Misty Schaffer, Hilltowns Community Resource Center, Westerlo

The 13th day-long Victorian Holiday celebration in Altamont included four winter markets, a house tour of more than 200 people, and a visit from Santa.

The Winterfest celebration Indian Ladder Farms last Saturday included visits with Santa and live holiday music. The celebration continues this Saturday, Dec. 13. 

Learning about our culture, and teaching our youth their history, can help them to not only understand the past but shape a more humane society.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo students from Spain, Colombia, and Brazil all come from Catholic countries but have various holiday traditions.


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