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With the holiday season over and winter promising to be around for a while, the Depot Lane Singers are offering interested singers the opportunity to escape cabin fever as they begin to practice for their spring concerts.

Santanoni

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is holding three Camp Santanoni Winter Weekend open house events in 2017, opening the historic property to the public for recreation.

Guests of the Altamont Enterprise open house during the holiday stroll Sunday had their portraits taken throughout the afternoon.

ALTAMONT — The holiday season isn’t merry for everyone. Celebrating Christmas can be difficult for those who are coping with traumatic events such as the death of someone they loved, divorce or separation, the loss of a job, or chronic health problems.

ALBANY COUNTY — The Old Songs Folk Festival of Traditional Music and Dance received $1,500 from the Albany County Convention and visitors Bureau Foundation, part of $50,500 in funding for the latest round of Hospitality Grant recipients.

GUILDERLAND — “An Evening with Jim Moran: Questions and Answers” will be the Guilderland Historical Society’s program at its Nov. 17 meeting. Jim Moran has been an active blacksmith since 1972.

“One good song is worth a dozen addresses or proclamations”—Joel Barlow, 1775

With enlightening narrative, and songs that women sang during the suffrage movement between 1848 and 1920, a two-act concert presented by Old songs Inc. tells the story of how American women won the right to vote.

A cocktail reception to raise funds for the visitor’s center at John Boyd Thacher State Park will be held on Nov. 3.

To celebrate a new trail at the Bozen Kill Preserve on Sunday, a hike will focus on the seasonal changes of plants and animals from summer to fall, and fall to winter.

"American Stoneware: Objects Both Utilitarian and Beautiful" will be Robert Halley's presentation for the Guilderland Historical Society's program at its Thursday, Oct. 20, meeting.

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