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Stone’s UAlbany design draws criticism, praise 50 years after creation

Stone’s UAlbany design draws criticism, praise 50 years after creation

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
In the fall of 1964, when students at the University at Albany began moving into the Dutch Quad dorm on the new uptown campus, it wasn’t love at first sight.
 
Museum honors passenger pigeons, 100 years after extinction

Museum honors passenger pigeons, 100 years after extinction

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
Poor Martha. After four years she was still without a proper suitor, and on Sept. 1, 1914 she died, unable to keep alive the family line.
 
Dog owners to show off their pets in Halloween parade, competition

Dog owners to show off their pets in Halloween parade, competition

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
On Saturday, more than 150 lovable pugs are expected to strut their stuff during the 15th annual Halloween PUG Party and Parade at Dynamite Hill Recreation Area in Chestertown.
 
Moms’ group members there for each other
NISKAYUNA

Moms’ group members there for each other

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
Every other Wednesday, first-time moms, Capital Region newcomers and veteran parents of preschoolers sit around a folding table covered in pipe cleaners, crayons and glue at the Niskayuna Recreation Center.
 
Grape harvest aided by fine late-summer weather, wine makers say

Grape harvest aided by fine late-summer weather, wine makers say

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Leaves in the trees along Route 40 in Schaghticoke are turning red and gold. Leaves on Mary and Gerry Barnhart’s grape vines are starting to turn light yellow — the growing and harvest seasons at Victory View Vineyard have ended.
 
Orchard visit is autumn ritual for many; apples aren’t only attraction

Orchard visit is autumn ritual for many; apples aren’t only attraction

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
Linda Sobieski began picking apples as a young girl. “It’s tradition,” said Sobieski, who lives in Carlisle, Schoharie County.
 
2014 Fall Home section: Entertaining, design, gardening and more

2014 Fall Home section: Entertaining, design, gardening and more

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
Among the stories is a look at an updated Scotia home and the many mysteries it holds.
 
Landmarks: Emma Willard graduates look back on superior preparation

Landmarks: Emma Willard graduates look back on superior preparation

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
Most graduates of the all-girls school in Troy don’t forget about the place when they leave. Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage certainly didn’t.
 
Star Talk: Total lunar eclipse is second in a series

Star Talk: Total lunar eclipse is second in a series

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
On Oct. 8, a "Blood Moon" will be in our sky again. Blood Moon has quickly become the popular term for the totally eclipsed moon.
 
Fashion show is key fundraiser for Sunnyview
SCOTIA

Fashion show is key fundraiser for Sunnyview

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
Patients are the heart of the reason members and friends of the Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital Auxiliary get dressed up each year and strut their stuff at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia.
 
Growing season ending, but fresh produce is still available
NISKAYUNA

Growing season ending, but fresh produce is still available

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
The end of barbecue season doesn’t mean local produce is out of reach. Farms and grocers close to home will sell an array of flavorful fresh greens (and reds, oranges and browns) for longer than you might expect.
 
Conditions have been ideal for stellar leaf-peeping season

Conditions have been ideal for stellar leaf-peeping season

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
“This season, plant growth is not overly stressed, which means it might be a fall foliage season that actually lasts,” says Fred Breglia, executive director of the George Landis Arboretum. The arboretum and Five Rivers Environmental Education Center are both hosting fall foliage events today.
 
Ingersoll Place staff thanked for years of service
NISKAYUNA

Ingersoll Place staff thanked for years of service

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
An important aspect of any assisted living community is the ability to make its residents feel as comfortable and happy there as in their own houses. But home is where family is, and the staff at Ingersoll Place become just that.
 
Villainous Darth Vader joins lineup of creative balloons at annual festival
QUEENSBURY

Villainous Darth Vader joins lineup of creative balloons at annual festival

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
A massive Darth Vader hot air balloon will soar above Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport as the star attraction in the 42nd annual Adirondack Balloon Festival.
 
Seminar speakers to discuss location of historic fort

Seminar speakers to discuss location of historic fort

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
The subject of a Len Tantillo painting, Fort Nassau, and the year it was built, 1614, will be the theme of this year’s 37th New Netherland Seminar on Saturday at the New York State Museum.
 
 

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