The Greater Good: Food donation competition, Albany cheerleaders recognized

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Food donation contest

Three cheers for some local elementary school students. St. Jude the Apostle School competed with Sacred Heart in Troy to see who could collect the most items for the Hope 7 Food Pantry in Troy. St Jude’s came out on top, winning a pizza party. However, everyone is a winner because the two schools collected more than 3,000 items.

Albany High cheerleaders recognized

Members of the Albany High cheerleading squad are getting some much deserved recognition. Eight members of the squad graduating this June were recognized before the boys’ basketball home game against Ballston Spa last Friday night. Congratulations to all of them!

Historic building recognized

There are new details on restoring an historic building in Pittsfield. The Springside House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It dates back to the mid-19th century. It sits on North Street in Springside Park. The mayor of Pittsfield says they received a new $500,000 matching grant from the Save America’s Treasure federal grant program to restore the old home.

Lifesaving non-profit at Albany Med turns 40

A lifesaving non-profit at Albany Medical Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The Oley Foundation helps people who need to use a feeding tube for nutrition. The foundation has been instrumental in bringing new technology to enhance the lives of people who need this. The recognition falls on what is known as Feeding Tube Awareness Week.

Van Gogh goes sensory friendly

A popular art exhibit in Schenectady is now open to even more people. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is kicking off sensory friendly and Autism Awareness Days. Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara was there to kick it off. Santabarbara’s son, Michael, was born with autism. The assemblyman says the sensory-friendly days present a new opportunity for people with autism to still fully immerse themselves in the exhibit.