The summer worship schedule at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave., in Altamont on Sunday, Aug. 4, is as follows:

— 9:30 a.m., traditional worship with special music, “It is Well With My Soul”, sung by the Liturgical Choir and the St. John’s Singers.

Leon Rothenberg won a Tony Award this year for sound design for The Nance

With all of the rain over the past several days, I was curious about the forecast for the coming week. Settling into my comfortable chair was easy. The day had been unusually testy and I was ready for some wholesome entertainment.

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Aug. 5. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 for any questions or information.

Work will not occur from Aug. 12 to 16 to accommodate visitors to the Altamont Fair. For up-to-date travel information, call 511 or visit

Deadline to enter is Aug. 3. Contestants must be residents of Albany, Schenectady, or Greene counties. 

MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) is a continent-wide coordinated bird banding effort that monitors breeding-season, landbird populations and helps inform conservation and management efforts.

Frederick Crounse, who lives in the Altamont home of his ancestors, contemplates events which he says skepticism hasn't been able to explain.

Participants in the event camp in tents, in Tawasentha Park, for one to four nights, from Aug. 8 to 12, to demonstrate their commitment to eliminating poverty and substandard housing, and raise money for Habitat for Humanity. 

The Albany County Sheriff's Office reported using an informant and an undercover investigator to arrest three Albany men who tried to sell them a stolen motorcycle from an Old Navy store parking lot in Guilderland.


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