Out & About

NEW SCOTLAND — James Macklin of Voorheesville, the director of planning and research at Hudson Valley Community College, was recently honored with the President’s Award for Excellence in College Service.

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O negative, B negative, and A negative blood are especially needed.

The Colonie and Guilderland chambers of commerce are offering a fully escorted tour in March of Tuscany in Italy, including the cities of Florence, Pisa, and Siena.

For more information, call the Colonie Chamber at 785-6995 or the Guilderland Chamber at 456-6611.

ALTAMONT — Pastor Gregory Zajac, of St. John’s Lutheran Church, will give a sermon on Aug. 3 titled "Yes, With the Help of God," based on Matthew 14:13-21, the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand.

Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. and the church is located at 140 Maple Ave. in Altamont.

GUILDERLAND — St. Boniface Episcopal Church has Sunday services at 8 and 10 p.m. with children’s chapel and friendship coffee hour following. 

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