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Nearly $2 million in Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program checks will be distributed across the state to expand the United States Department of Agriculture’s $1.5 million program and reach more seniors.

VOORHEESVILLE — Homemade take-out meals are available at the First United Methodist Church, 68 Maple Ave., and include dessert.

Here’s the menu for six weeks:

— March 23: Beef pot roast;

— March 30: Spaghetti pie, a new item;

— April 6: Swedish meatballs;

— April 13: Turkey, which is very popular;

Diners enjoyed an early meal of steaming Thanksgiving standards at the American Legion post in Voorheesville on Nov. 23.

A new program was launched this week in the Middleburgh Elementary School to not only bring farm-fresh foods to kids but to educate them in making wise choices about their eating habits.

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ALBANY — Art is on the walls and on the tables at a new restaurant a block away from the buzzing Capitol building and the Fort Orange Club, opened last month in downtown Albany.

The restaurant’s proprietor, Bonnie Kohl, is a resident of Westerlo.

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ALTAMONT – The village’s own Mio Vino Wine Bar and Bistro is hosting a Farm to Table Expo at Orsini Park on Sept. 14, where visitors can meet local purveyors and enjoy free barbecue.

Produce grown on the Barber Farm in Middleburgh is available behind Passonno Paints on Western Ave.

After several years of entering, Robert Price won first place in the chili contest on Jan. 25 at the annual day of sledding, hot dogs, chili, and neighbors in the Knox Town Park.

ALTAMONT — The Altamont Community Tradition organization will host its 12th annual Victorian Holiday Celebration in the village next weekend, offering house tours, shopping, wine tastings, and a visit from Santa.

GUILDERLAND — Local restaurateur Sam Pontillo has settled in as general manager of the Blu Stone Bistro in Loudonville.

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