Tech Valley High School will be offering two additional information sessions for students interested in enrolling as ninth-graders in the fall. Eighth-graders must attend an information session with a guardian in order to apply to the school.

International Experience has visiting students, ages 15 to 18 from around the world who are seeking host families for the 2015-16 school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year.

Exchange student come from many countries including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand.

SLINGERLANDS — Mark T. Bryant of Bryant Asset Management in Slingerlands, gathered with a group of financial advisors invited to participate in Commonwealth Financial Network’s Chairman’s Retreat, in January at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami, Florida.

The Chairman’s Retreat is Commonwealth’s highest level of recognition.

ALBANY COUNTY — The Albany County Legislature has designated Feb. 1 through March 3 as an annual 30-day period within which a landowner may submit an application to have land included in one of the county’s three agricultural districts.