On Saturday, April 16, seven adults and 10 Scouts from Troop 50 journeyed to the Catskills. We could not have asked for better weather for a trip like this.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute held an event that raised $10,000 for the Rapp Road Historical Association, which is dedicated to the preservation of Albany’s Rapp Road Community Historic District.  

Three tenants of SUNY Poly’s ZEN building — EYP, DPS and Danforth — each made donations of $2,500 at the gala on April 1.

St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Avenue in Altamont has an informal Sunday worship service at 8:30 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m.

Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m.

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

— Tyler Center from Slingerlands, serving with the 1156th Engineer Company is promoted to the rank of Specialist: and

The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation is recruiting participants for the 2016 summer sampling season to conduct water quality assessments in streams and rivers as part of the Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators project known as WAVE.