Guilderland

Produce grown on the Barber Farm in Middleburgh is available behind Passonno Paints on Western Ave.

On Flag Day, June 14, Guilderland participated in a nationwide event, organized by the Smithsonian in honor of the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key composing the words to the song that became the national anthem in 1931. Key was inspired watching the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812 when he saw the flag still flying at Fort McHenry; the Smithsonian has preserved that flag. The day before the library's sing-along the Guilderland Elks held their traditional ceremony on the history of the flag.

It could take a year and a half for the school board to decide how, if at all, to re-organize its schools, possibly closing one, to save funds. A consultant released data last week, creating a stir.

As GCSD looks to save money by reorganizing and possibly closing an elementary school, residents must make their views known while also listening to others.

“I think the pageants are a good way to help girls with self-confidence,” said McKayla Snyder's mother.

The annual dinner by the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce at the Pinehaven Country Club celebrated some of the town's major developments, included prizes, and featured a motivational speaker.

Can generosity be taught? Kindergartners at Altamont Elementary School used newfound reading and listening skills to take in a book about a real-life little girl who sold lemonade to raise funds to fight cancer before she died of the disease. They used math skills, counting money as they sold lemonade themselves. But they also learned something much less tangible: how to give.

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of June 16. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 with any questions or for information.

Tuesday, June 10, was our last school lunch until September.

The state's top court broke new ground Thursday when it questioned Albany County's 2010 law criminalizing cyberbullying, a law that was also used last year to arrest four Guilderland teens who posted a rap.

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