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Voorheesville resident Terry Fox, a Vietnam veteran, was recognized with the Rev. Francis A. Kelley Hometown Hero Award this week. "I just tried to do what I was trained to do as well as I could," said Fox.

SCHOHARIE — As part of the May 30 Decoration Day observation at the Old Stone Fort, the cenotaph of Col. Simon Hosack Mix will be re-dedicated, bringing to the forefront a fascinating life and death.

VOORHEESVILLE — Pastor “Charlie” Yang will leave the First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville in June, to take the pastoral position at McKownville United Methodist Church in July.

Students from childcare agencies were honored by the Rotary Club of Albany with Youth Recognition Awards on Wednesday.

Good deeds: Girls Scouts helped usher in spring this past weekend, planting flowers at Thacher State Park.

These local students were among 104 honored for outstanding academic achievement at the Honors Convocation held recently on the Saint Rose campus:

Manar Alohaly of Guilderland received the Graduate Honors in Computer Information Systems Award. Alohaly is a graduate student at Saint Rose;

Tears and cheers, handshakes and hugs were all part of the ceremony on April 24 where Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy recognized outstanding volunteers for their community work.

Local fire departments held open houses or Recruit New York events last weekend.

Good works abroad — distributing toys to kids in Costa Rica or spending a day at an orphanage in South Africa — were some of the acts lauded in a YMCA awards ceremony for local high school students.

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