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St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave. in Altamont will resume its fall schedule. Sunday worship will be at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m.

Pastor Gregory Zaja will give a sermon titled “The ABCs of Praise” based on Matthew 18:21-35.

PRESTON HOLLOW — The greenhouse on Route 145 will hold chrysanthemums and baked goods to bring people together at the Preston Hollow Beautification Committee’s annual fundraiser on Sept. 26 and 27.

New state regulations were announced last week by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species and help to preserve New York’s ecosystems.

The American Red Cross has launched a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that, it says, “puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand.”

Users can schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards, and invite friends to join them. The new app is free and available for download in app stores.

Nicholas Mesiti and Brett M. Hutton, of Guilderland, and David P. Miranda, of New Scotland — all of them partners at Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., an intellectual property law firm with offices in Albany and Rochester, New York — have been named as “New York Super Lawyers” by the publishers of Thomson Reuters.