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Renaissance Festival last weekend, directed by Kendall Hudson, was a first for the Capital District and included a jousting area and three stages with all manner of song and dance as well as demonstrations of traditional Renaissance arts like leatherworking, pottery, and chainmail.

A student in Schoolhouse No. 5 returned last week, nearly eight decades hence, to tell Berne-Knox-Westerlo second-graders about her early education.

A program to combat military stress was opened last Saturday at a facility in Guilderland that also offers equine therapy for children with disabilities.

Students at Guilderland High school amuse and inform visitors each year as they assume the roles of characters from history in a living museum.

After a brightly colored parade, residents gathered to hear solemn speeches in the hamlet of Knox on Memorial Day. “We’re here to honor the dead,” Don Champion, an Army veteran and member of the Knox Volunteer Fire Company, said in his introductory remarks during the ceremony.  

The Memorial Day parade through the hamlet of Berne was a loud and vibrant gathering in the street, but quickly turned to the quiet respect of hanging heads and flag raising.

Villagers watched a procession stride through Main Street on Sunday, May 18. The village held its Memorial Day ceremony at the war memorial in Orsini Park.

Teenagers cast their lenses on the Hilltowns in December as part of a community arts project spearheaded by Pastor Wendy Cook of the Helderberg Evangelical Lutheran Church and Altamont artist Laura Provo-Parker. Their images were mostly printed in black and white and are on display in the Berne library.

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