New Scotland

Saint Valentine was a roman priest who was beheaded in 170 A.D. on or around Feb. 14. His crime had been performing marnux ceremonies for young men who were supposed to remain single in order to make better soldiers!

Janna Shillinglaw's New Scotland website may have to close down.

NEW SCOTLAND — The Voorheesville Community Preschool, located in the First United Methodist Church at 68 Maple Ave. in Voorheesville, will have an open house on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Classes begin in September and run through the end of May. The preschool follows the Voorheesville School District’s calendar.

These local students have recently earned degrees:

Matthew Clarkson, of Slingerlands received a bachelor of arts  degree in English from the State University of New York College at New Paltz;

Old Songs spring group instruction classes will be held for six consecutive weeks beginning March 4, offering students an opportunity to learn new songs and techniques on their instrument, or to begin a new instrument, within a small group setting.

Director of Public Works, Wayne LaChappelle, was appointed in August and is already receiving an increase in hours to keep up with his workload.

Precision Automotive has had a shop in Colonie since 1997 and recently opened a second location in Voorheesville.

Robert Kenneth Woodward, a retired purchasing agent who also relished his work as a part-time police officer, died on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.

He died the day after his brother, James B. Woodward, was buried.

CLARKSVILLE — James B. Woodward, who grew up in Clarksville, was defined by his friendliness.

Having moved to a retirement community in Ellenton, Fla., Mr. Woodward died peacefully at his home on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. He was 72.

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