Guilderland

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany is offering two courses for those who want to learn about and speak Yiddish.

Classes in beginning and advanced Yiddish will be offered Wednesday evenings starting Oct. 16.  All sessions are held at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation at 420 Whitehall Road in Albany.

RENSSELAERVILLE — ’Tis the season for a ride into the country to view the changing leaves. What would make the excursion perfect is a stop for some prize-winning chili in a charming mountain village decked out in fall colors.

By the time firefighters arrived, Fort Hunter's assistant chief said, the fire was “90-percent involved” and had to be fought in “defensive mode,” meaning attacking it from a safe distance, and trying to prevent it from spreading to other neighborhood buildings.

GUILDERLAND — Barbara Fouhy, described by her daughter-in-law as a “very loving and caring woman,” died at home in Lake Placid, on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was 90.

Linda Chaffee wrote a letter to the Enterprise editor on Sept. 5, declaring that she thought the $3.9 million bond project vote was “probably” legal, but that it was “possibly not” ethical.

 

Color bombs of blue, green, pink, purple, and yellow cornstarch showered runners at the Altamont fairgrounds.

Two friends, a hair stylist and a manicurist, are taking a recent beauty school graduate under their wing in a gender-neutral salon. First-time business owner Sarah McDonald used to work in a hair salon at the same location.

Tahlia Hadley will never forget the warmth of the elderly woman, a stranger, whose home she painted. Now the youth minister for St. Madeleine Parish, she is organizing a Christian work camp to help the needy in Guilderland next July.

We all live in the same world but think and feel in different ones, as Walter Lippmann observed when he launched the modern use of "stereotype." We must resist the urge to simplify by categorizing others, and see instead in three-dimensional shades of gray.

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