winter

Guilderland’s Tawasentha Park on Monday during the winter storm

The snowier, colder winters of long ago attracted multitudes of people outdoors, especially the young,   to enjoy the brisk weather and take advantage of the town’s snow-covered hills and icy ponds

ALBANY COUNTY — Snowmobile clubs in Albany County will receive $12,984 to maintain snowmobile trails, part of $4.2 million to be used statewide.

KNOX — The Knox Youth Council invites families and friends to join in the annual Hilltown Winter Fest in the Knox town park pavilion on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Albany County has been declared eligible for Farm Service Agency disaster emergency loan assistance effective July 12, for damages and losses caused by the severe winter storm named Stella on March 14 and 15.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reminds ice anglers to use caution and common sense as ice-fishing season begins across much of New York State. The DEC outlines these guidelines in a recent release.

The Homeless and Travelers Aid Society called an Albany Code Blue alert for Nov. 21 and 22.

The trigger for an Albany Code Blue alert has changed from prior years – it is now 29 degrees or lower, including windchill. The Albany Code Blue season runs from Nov. 15 to March 15.

More than $325 million in funding is available to help elderly and low- and moderate-income New Yorkers heat their homes this winter. Applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program, known as HEAP, were accepted beginning Nov. 14.

My empty canning jars are stockpiled and ready for harvest season. I saved them all year, filling a few here and there with pickles from a friend’s leftover cucumbers and jam from a couple pints of strawberries. The majority, however, sit empty. I set out last week to rectify that with some donated elderberries.

VOORHEESVILLEVoorheesville villagers who remember sledding down Tork’s Hill on Route 156 across from the firehouse years ago are excited to learn that it will be open

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