GUILDERLAND — Brenda McClaine, who was treasurer of the Guilderland Teachers’ Association when she stole over $100,000 from the union, no longer works for the Guilderland School District.

In exchange for her resignation, the school board agreed to withdraw the disciplinary charges the superintendent had filed against McClaine, to pay the district portion of her health insurance until June 30, 2015, and also to allow her two fifth-grade children to finish out their school year free of charge.

ALTAMONT — Ingeborg Barth Davis, known to her family and friends as Inga, was a fun-loving florist. She died on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at The Manor of Guilderland Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was 84.

Mrs. Davis was born on May 22, 1930, in Albany, to the late Rudolf J. and Hildegard (née Hesse) Barth.

ALTAMONT — “On Sunday morning, December 14, 2014, we lost our beautiful Helen,” wrote the family of Helen Kinnally in a tribute. “She left like the real lady she was, calm and sweet and knew how much she was loved.”

She was 90.

While reading through the business section of the newspaper, I was amazed to see an article headed, “Some businesses are on a death watch!” The heading did not surprise me, as much as, the name of one of the companies on the list. That name was Sears (officially Sears, Roebuck & Company).

St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave. in Altamont will hold Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

Pastor Gregory Zaja will give a sermon at the 11 a.m. service titled John the Baptist — Always on Message based on John 1:6-28.

GUILDERLAND — Thomas and Terri Maxwell of Guilderland, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara, to Jacob Burke, son of Karen Burke of Dallas, Pennsylvania.

VOORHEESVILLE — Joshua Shappy from Voorheesville, serving with the Company C, 2-108th Infantry of the New York Army National Guard, has been promoted to the rank of specialist.

This winter, the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission will thin trees on 85 acres in the Madison Avenue Pinelands area (Trailhead 7) of the 3,200-acre preserve.

The work is done in the winter, according to release from the commission, to lessen disruption to wildlife by avoiding the breeding season.

ALTAMONT — Everyone is welcome to be a part of the annual Living Nativity on the front lawn of Altamont Reformed Church at 129 Lincoln Ave. in Altamont at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14.

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