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Albany County to host child safety seat check

Albany County to host child safety seat check

Albany County is holding another child safety seat check.

It comes after the last two turned out to be real eye openers.

The check will be held Wednesday, August 7, at Voorheesville Farmer’s Market at the United Methodist Church on Maple Avenue.

It runs from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

A total of around 140 cars were checked at two previous events at Crossgates and Colonie Center.

Only one seat was installed correctly.

African-American Heritage Day coming to Empire State Plaza this weekend

Traditional African-American Culture will be celebrated this weekend at the Empire State Plaza.

New York State’s annual African-American Family Day takes place on August 3rd.

The day includes live entertainment, pony rides, crafts, and musical performances.

It runs from Noon to 7 p.m.

For more information, call the OGS Convention & Cultural Events Office toll free at 1-(877) 659-4ESP, or visit the Empire State Plaza’s website by clicking here.

TVHS students in China for summer program

TVHS students in China for summer program

Four students from Tech Valley High School are now taking classes in China.

The group, along with teacher Jason Irwin, arrived on July 10th as guests of The Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban).

The students include Sara Savoia from Cairo-Durham, Andrew Glanton and Ben Rice from Averill Park and William Kested from Greenville.

Family Fun Fair to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, on July 14th

On Sunday July 14th, Atria Crossgates is hosting a family fun fair and community sale to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

It will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include live music, food vendors, crafts, face paining, and more!

Car seat safety check in Colonie: June 14th

COLONIE – Albany County will hold its annual Child Safety Seat on Friday, June 14th.

The free event will be in the Garden Center parking lot of Sears in Colonie Center from 11am-2pm.

Last year, 103 seats were checked. Only two were installed properly.

Pittsfield ready to "Get Outdoors"

Pittsfield Mayor Daniel Bianchi will usher in the city’s first participation in “National Get Outdoors Day”, this Saturday, June 8th.

The mayor will be among those addressing the crowd at 12:30pm in Springside Park.

Also at the park will be 25 outdoor activities, and ten musical performance acts.

The entire event runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Altamont skateboarders collecting food on Sunday

ALTAMONT – On Sunday, June 2nd, Students in the SK8 State Program will be taking part in a non-perishable food drive.

The students will be using personalized skateboards to go around the Village of Altamont, and collect food starting at 4 p.m.

The kickoff is at the Altamont Free Library on Main Street.

The program is a partnership between the library and the Albany County District Attorney’s Office.

For more information, please contact Cecilia Logue at (518) 275-4710.