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Police see more counterfeit crimes during the holiday shopping season, according to a release from the Albany County district Attorney’s Office.  Counterfeit groups use the central location of Albany County to quickly use counterfeit currency in exchange for gift cards and merchandise, and then flee, the release says; catching these cr

Farmers’ Market Federation of New York is asking for farmers and other vendors who participate in farmers’ markets to fill out a brief, anonymous survey on market benchmarks. The in-depth survey covers many areas, including the amount of an average sale, marketing strategies, and market preparation time.

St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave. in Altamont will hold Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

Pastor Gregory Zaja will give a sermon at the 11 a.m. service titled John the Baptist — Always on Message based on John 1:6-28.

ALTAMONT — Everyone is welcome to be a part of the annual Living Nativity on the front lawn of Altamont Reformed Church at 129 Lincoln Ave. in Altamont at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14.

On Nov. 24, the Kiwanis Club of Western Turnpike Guilderland prepared packages of Thanksgiving foods for people who need them.