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Sugar Busters are triumphant (mostly) in battle with sweets

Sugar Busters are triumphant (mostly) in battle with sweets

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
"A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” Mary Poppins was right. My craving for sugar is most intense when I am tired, stressed or down in the dumps.
 
Tabernacle gears up for large community Thanksgiving
SCHENECTADY

Tabernacle gears up for large community Thanksgiving

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
Lorrie Mangroo’s church kitchen is in full swing for nearly a week before Thanksgiving Day. It has to be. She’s expecting more than 200 people for community dinner at the Tabernacle of New Hope in Schenectady.
 
Albany’s holiday light show brings ‘oohs and aahs’

Albany’s holiday light show brings ‘oohs and aahs’

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
For Lenny Ricchiuti, the holiday season begins Thursday.
 
Schoharie woman hosts quilting class for creativity, companionship

Schoharie woman hosts quilting class for creativity, companionship

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
Arlene Vrooman has kept herself pretty busy her entire life, and she sees no reason to slow down anytime soon.
 
Delivering quilts to veterans can be an emotional experience

Delivering quilts to veterans can be an emotional experience

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
William H. Pellerin looked over his new midnight blue cover. “It’s like the sky,” said Pellerin, from his room at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany. “It’s like me jumping out of the airplanes into the wide open blue.”
 
Prime Time: Friends from Mont Pleasant Class of ’58 recall school years

Prime Time: Friends from Mont Pleasant Class of ’58 recall school years

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
There were nine of them, chatting and laughing around a table at the Blue Ribbon Restaurant one afternoon in late October.
 
Prime Time: Celebrant helps make funerals memorable

Prime Time: Celebrant helps make funerals memorable

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
When Davia Boyle plans a memorial service, it’s all about life.
 
Prime Time: Resident’s gift has Glen Eddy residents reading electronically
NISKAYUNA

Prime Time: Resident’s gift has Glen Eddy residents reading electronically

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
Retiree Al Gilbert doesn’t read plain old books anymore.
 
Schoharie landscaper is also a stone sculptor
SCHOHARIE

Schoharie landscaper is also a stone sculptor

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
Next to Richard McCormack’s garage sits a towering sailboat sculpture carved from a slab of bluestone.
 
Stone cutter, Mont Pleasant grads featured in Prime Time section

Stone cutter, Mont Pleasant grads featured in Prime Time section

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
Our quarterly Prime Time section focusing on those over age 50 features a stone cutter from Schoharie, Niskayuna residents learning to use an e-reader, a celebrant at funerals and quite a bit about Mont Pleasant alumni.
 
Sisters of Mercy to get Hugh L. Carey Award

Sisters of Mercy to get Hugh L. Carey Award

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
When Sister Katherine Graber, RSM, attended last year’s Hugh L. Carey Award Gala, she never imagined she’d be one of the honored guests at this year’s event, sharing the spotlight with Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy.
 
Sugar free? Well, maybe we can learn to cut down

Sugar free? Well, maybe we can learn to cut down

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Four Gazette staffers will give up their favorite sugary foods and drinks. It’s a five-week challenge, and every Wednesday, on our Food Page, we will report on how they have battled temptation.
 
European spacecraft to be first to land on a comet

European spacecraft to be first to land on a comet

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
Nov. 12 is the target date for the European Space Agency to make the first-ever controlled, robotic landing on a comet.
 
The Costumer to help witches, zombies suit up for Halloween

The Costumer to help witches, zombies suit up for Halloween

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
“You get behind a mask and you can be totally different than what people expect you to be,” said Kathe Sheehan, president of The Costumer in Schenectady and Albany. “And Halloween is the one day you can do anything you want and get away with it.”
 
Local taverns put on Halloween garb for costumed revelers

Local taverns put on Halloween garb for costumed revelers

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
Prospective ghosts, witches and vampires know Halloween falls on a Friday this year. Bar and restaurant personnel in the Capital Region know that a weekend holiday event can equal larger crowds. To improve the odds, some places have scheduled elaborate Halloween parties, and will offer cash prizes for the best costumes.
 
 

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