Guilderland

Meghan Gutknecht doesn’t give up. Last week, she was standing in the Brazilian sunshine with a bronze medal hanging from a ribbon around her neck.

Dressed as characters Jasmine or Belle, Claire Guyer walked around the fairgrounds to encourage people to visit the educational areas of the fair.

In traditional fair style, animals and agriculture were the spectacle when a team of huge Belgian draft mares pulled antique vehicles around the fairgrounds this year.

GUILDERLAND — Raymond H. Keys, a fireman and devoted husband, died peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, at the Guilderland Center Nursing Home. He was 88.

Mr. Keys was born in Hebron, the son of the late George and Emma Weaver Keys.

Michael McNeany, Altamont

ALTAMONT — Lisa Seypura has knit a pair of mittens that, when the wearer puts her hands side by side, a ewe is formed, with the head on one mitten and the tail on the other.

The ribbed cuffs of the mittens are green grass on which the sheep can stand and graze.

Barry Nelson Uznitsky, Guilderland

GUILDERLAND — Vendor and crafters are wanted for the second annual fair to be held by the Westmere Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the firehouse at 1741 Western Avenue.

The rides offer thrills while the animals make calming connections.

An average of 26 dogs per year are rescued and adopted through the organization, which operates solely on donations.

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