With church bells ringing and horns of all sorts blowing, people around the world have gathered to greet another new year at the stroke of midnight.

St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave. in Altamont will observe Jan. 4, as Epiphany Sunday with an informal worship service at 8:30 and a traditional service at 11 a.m.

Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

Guilderland was a lens for national issues in 2014, home to the first general killed in combat since Vietnam, the place where a Chinese family was murdered, and where an addict was accused of burglary before hanging himself in jail.

Just before Christmas, two fires forced Guilderland residents from their homes.

GUILDERLAND — The next step in solving the school district’s problem of too much space for too few students will likely be the appointment of a citizens’ task force to study different ways of repurposing some classrooms.

Over the last 75 years there have been a number of fictional super heroes who have possessed “super speed”. The Flash, as this speedster is known, has the ability to run and move extremely fast, use superhuman reflexes, and seemingly violate certain laws of physics.

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Dec. 29. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 with any questions or for information.

The Guilderland basketball team is off to a hot start with no losses.

On Nov.18, Troop 79 out of Berne held a Court of Honor.  Eighty-two merit badges were earned as well as five rank advancements.  Liam Hanley earned Life Scout, Jake Valachovic and Devin Longendyke earned Star Scout, and Ben Boone earned both his Tenderfoot rank and Second Class

At the December meeting of the Fort Orange Garden Club, the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County were presented with a commendation for civic improvement from the Garden Club of America.


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