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County Legislature holds special meeting

County Legislature holds special meeting

The Albany County Legislature is hosting a special redistricting meeting tonight.

The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss Local Law "C" for 2011, which is a county-wide law establishing legislative districts based on the 2010 census.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. in the Cahill Room of the Albany County Office Building at 112 State Street in Albany.

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City gears up for Memorial Day parade

City gears up for Memorial Day parade

The City of Cohoes is holding its Memorial Day parade this week.

The parade will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at West End Park and will finish at Canal Square with a presentation of the Colonel Robert R. Craner Service Medal.

Heavy rain to blame for closing canal, yet again

WATERFORD - Heavy rainfall has shut down part of New York’s canal system again.

The canal from lock E-2 in Waterford to lock E-15 Fort Plain is closed until further notice.

The stretch of waterway was just reopened last weekend after being closed due to flooding last month.

Museum hosts Irish antique exhibit

The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center has announced a special First Friday Open House entitled “Made in Ireland” on June 3.

The event is inspired by their new exhibit, “Making Waterford Our Home: Irish”

At the exhibit, guests will be able to explore special Irish antiques that will be on display courtesy of “Tipperary at Tara” from Brunswick.

Special Irish coffee and Irish themed refreshments will be available. The Open House will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Museum located in the 1830 Hugh White Homestead on Museum Lane in the Town of Waterford.


County holds Foster Care Awareness Walk

County holds Foster Care Awareness Walk

The Albany County Department for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) is hosting the second annual Foster Care Awareness Walk on Tuesday, May 24 to raise awareness of children in foster care and the ongoing need for foster families.

“The Foster Care Awareness Walk is a fun family event to bring attention to the need for loving and nurturing homes for our foster children. We are grateful for the many foster and adoptive parents who are creating families these children so desperately need. And we hope more will come forward to provide for those children still waiting” said County Executive Michael Breslin in a statement.

It’s at 5 p.m. at the Crossing Park in Loudonville

Those interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent in Albany County can contact Patricia Paul-Zimbler in DCYF at 447-7515.

Heldeberg workshop offers gardening classes for kids

Heldeberg workshop offers gardening classes for kids

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County has announced that the Heldeberg workshop will be offering gardening classes to kids in grades 3 to 6.  

Participating children will learn how to plant a garden, grow their own food, and participate in hands-on projects to promote the importance of learning how to garden organically. Participants will also explore the world of composting and discover the role bees play in a healthy garden.  

Two one-week classes will be offered and potential students can choose to attend either of the July 25 to 29 or August 1 to 5 sessions. Both will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day. 

The class costs $125.

For more information or to register call 765-2777 or visit the Heldeberg Workshop web site at www.heldebergworkshop.org.

Books clubs celebrate Henry James

Books clubs celebrate Henry James

Two book clubs are participating in the James Family Celebration Wednesday.

The Mystery Book Club at the Cohoes Public Library is holding a book discussion featuring Henry James' psychological thriller "The Turn of the Screw.”

This discussion will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

If you can’t make the morning discussion, the Hidden Treasures Book Club will also be discussing the novel at 6:30 p.m. also at the library.

For more information, call the library at 235-2570.