GUILDERLAND — Dr. Kim Leis-Keeling and the staff of the Sports and Spinal Wellness Center of Guilderland will once again be hosting their Patriot Days Festivities on Saturday, Sept. 12. 

The event is meant to thank veterans as well as retired and active military, police, firefighters, EMTs, and other first responders.

Albany County has been selected for a national achievement award for the Veteran Identifier program administered by the county’s Department of Social Services. The Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties honor innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents. 

NEW SCOTLAND — Albany Therapeutic Riding Center, located off of Picard Road in New Scotland, is looking for volunteers.

The center serves physically and cognitively challenged individuals.

NEW SCOTLAND — The New Scotland Historical Association will be accepting suggestions and nominations of historical sites within the town that may be worthy of a historical marker. 

These local members of the New York Army National Guard have recently been promoted:

— Tyler Center from Slingerlands, serving with the 1156th Engineer Company is promoted to the rank of Private First Class;