The Albany Pine Bush Preserve, through the not-for-profit Friends of the Pine Bush Community, will receive support from the “Community Giving Day” at Whole Foods Market Albany on Jan. 15.

Joseph Persico, a Guilderland author and Navy veteran who died in August, is honored at a ceremony on Jan. 5, where the words he wrote for the World War II monument in Washington were recalled.

The school board will move ahead with setting up a task force — of citizen volunteers and staff — to investigate ways to use excess space in the district’s schools.

To the Editor:

The Altamont Free Library is inviting our community to come celebrate!  We are hosting the eighth Annual I Love My Library Gala and auction.  This year, our honorees are Pat Spohr and Tony Kossmann.

The Homeless and Travelers Aid Society has called a Code Blue homeless alert through Monday, Jan. 12. Temperatures are predicted to rise above 10 degrees on Tuesday, Jan. 13, with a projected return to Code Blue status on Thursday, Jan. 15. 

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Jan. 12. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 with any questions or for information.

These local students were named to the dean’s list or received a similar honor from their college or university for the fall 2014 semester:

Alexander Benninger, of Altamont, received academic honors from Arizona State University;

“I knew he drank too much and was going way too fast," said a passenger in a car that flipped on New Year's Eve, according to the police report. " I kept telling him to slow down but he just kept going faster."

GUILDERLAND — A Guilderland native is showing his first independent film project, The CulDeSack Kids, inspired by growing up in suburban New York in the 1990s, to audiences at the Guilderland Public Library.

Time off from school doesn't mean that learning stops. The Pine Bush Discovery Center this week was filled with kids and their elders learning about the wonders of the inland pine barrens.


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