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For those who missed last weekend’s celebration of all things maple, this weekend offers another opportunity. The Helderberg Kiwanis Club is raising funds with its annual pancake breakfast on Sunday at the Knox firehouse, and maple producers — Mountain Winds Farm, Malachi Farms, and Lounsbury Farms — will be open for tours.

Seussical Jr., directed by Robert Whiteman, plays at Altamont Elementary School on March 28 and 29 at 7 p.m.; tickets cost $5 at the door.

When twice the number of people expected showed up to take Civil Service tests at Farnsworth Middle School, the overflow parked in frozen fields that thawed as the day warmed.

Britton Schnurr, the psychologist at Lynnwood Elementary School, being honored with a Champions of Character award, has discovered that the kids most at risk are those who bully.

Village officials hope to get a piece of a $50 million federal grant to build a rail museum in Voorheesville at the head of a rail trail to Albany.

Ernest "Ernie" O'Dell, a board member at Helderberg Christian School in East Berne, was honored at Legislative Day for New Yorker's Family Values Foundation on March 18.

The Clayton A. Bouton High School's performance of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is full of tasteful satire, energy, and laughs.

Parents and teachers raised concerns about class sizes and choices at a March 25 forum on next year's $22.9M budget proposal for Voorheesville Central School District.

Noah Khoury uses his blacksmithing skills to make useful and beautiful items. He also teaches blacksmithing to kids at the Heldeberg Workshop each summer.

Allison Tulio recently opened "bloom. Salon & Makeup Bar," where the focus is on eco-friendly beauty and a relaxing atmosphere.

GUILDERLAND — Matthew C. Woelfersheim, 37, pleaded guilty to burglary and arson in Albany County Court on March 21, before Judge Stephen Herrick, and faces time in state prison.

Father Peter Young said his moral guide in life is the Beatitudes, written in the Bible as teachings from Jesus. “It is a struggle between following the Beatitudes and following state regulations,” he said.

ALBANY COUNTY — Another project bringing power from the North to New York City will be cutting through Albany County as early as next year — this time, underground.

VOORHEESVILLE — The three unopposed village officials retained their seats in the election Tuesday thanks to a paltry 46 voters.

The village has 2,789 residents, according to the 2010 federal census.

“Obviously, it was a quiet night in Voorheesville,” said Village Clerk-Treasurer Linda Pasquali.

"The working poor and elderly just can't make their bills," says the chairman of the food pantry, which is reaching out for more volunteers, more food and donations — and more clients.