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Author details how to make fascinating summer headwear

Author details how to make fascinating summer headwear

Flirty, elegant and oh so fashionable. It’s fascinator season in Saratoga Springs. This summer, you can create your own little cocktail hat with a new book by Hannah Scheidig, a milliner in Edinburgh, Scotland, who has taught hundreds of women how to make them.

New app has users scouring landmarks in search of Pokémon

CAPITAL REGION

New app has users scouring landmarks in search of Pokémon

A teenager walking through Juracka Park in Rotterdam has his gaze fixed on his phone screen. The phone vibrates and there’s a rustle from nearby. He stops. A wild Pidgey has appeared.

Hoop dreams: ‘Love and understanding’

SCHENECTADY

Hoop dreams: ‘Love and understanding’

The gym at the State Street YMCA buzzed with the sounds of jovial conversation as basketballs bounced on the floor and off backboards Saturday afternoon.

Ski center using summer to chase wintertime blues

ROTTERDAM

Ski center using summer to chase wintertime blues

Unlike the winter, the hills are alive this summer at Maple Ridge.

Modern Welding School continues providing in-demand skill

SCHENECTADY

Modern Welding School continues providing in-demand skill

Much of the old-time industrial landscape of Schenectady is changed or gone, but a trade school teaching one of the most vital industrial skills is still going strong, and marking its 80th year in 2016.

Schoharie County walking history tours begin today

Schoharie County walking history tours begin today

The devastation wrought by Hurricane Irene in 2011 is the kind of history Jeff O’Connor would like to forget. He’s much happier unearthing events from the 18th century.

SICM lunch program back for 22nd year

SCHENECTADY

SICM lunch program back for 22nd year

For impoverished families that rely on schools to provide their children with breakfast and lunch during the week, summer brings the additional struggle of affording enough food to nourish their children.

Three addiction outreach centers eyed

CAPITAL REGION

Three addiction outreach centers eyed

The Prevention Council of Saratoga County has received a $1.75 million state grant to establish a regional clearinghouse for addiction treatment services.

A plug for the future: Electric car owners say they're fun, here to stay

A plug for the future: Electric car owners say they're fun, here to stay

Reporter Karen Bjornland talked to three electric-car owners and took a few spins.

At campground: A congenial  community of Phish followers

SARATOGA

At campground: A congenial community of Phish followers

Phish fans descended on Lee’s Park Campground this weekend for three days of good vibes and improvisational jams at nearby SPAC, where the band is playing three shows through Sunday evening.

Nearly 105, 'Anna' has seen oppression, war and freedom

GLENVILLE

Nearly 105, 'Anna' has seen oppression, war and freedom

Anna’s birthday is coming and it’s a big one. On July 12, she’ll be 105 years old.

Niskayuna’s water is up to the test

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Niskayuna’s water is up to the test

Hundreds of Dixie cups were used and a few gallons of waters were consumed Thursday afternoon in an effort to determine which municipality could claim the title of tastiest drinking water in Schenectady County. After a two-hour blind taste test, the choice was crystal clear.

Maple syrup producers enjoy sweet success in ’16

CAPITAL REGION

Maple syrup producers enjoy sweet success in ’16

The arbitrary and capricious winter of 2016 was also far from normal for maple syrup producers, but in a good way. New York’s maple producers set a new production record for the state this year, surpassing 2015 — which was itself a 70-year high — by 18 percent.

Owners of pets lost in Jay Street fire receive special gift

SCHENECTADY

Owners of pets lost in Jay Street fire receive special gift

A local artist made portraits of the animals lost in the fatal Jay Street fire last year and donated them to their owners.

Blastoff ! Where to find fireworks displays in the Capital Region

CAPITAL REGION

Blastoff ! Where to find fireworks displays in the Capital Region

The skies above the Capital Region will begin to light up on Saturday in celebration of America’s 240th birthday.

Strawberry Festival, Juneteenth, St. Anthony's Fest offer food, fun

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Strawberry Festival, Juneteenth, St. Anthony's Fest offer food, fun

Strawberry Fest turned Upper Union Street into a giant block party on Saturday, one of at least four festivals that played out across Niskayuna and Schenectady on a warm and sunny day that seemed to beckon residents outdoors.

Movado retiree plans to make good use of time on his hands

Movado retiree plans to make good use of time on his hands

Rick Coté has put in his time with Movado Group.

Dress said to originate from Battle of Little Bighorn

Dress said to originate from Battle of Little Bighorn

In the 140 years since the Battle of the Little Bighorn, few people have known about the dress a Cheyenne woman is believed to have made from the uniforms of dead soldiers.

Walking the walk: Many health benefits to a daily stroll

Walking the walk: Many health benefits to a daily stroll

Dionne Warwick used to sing “Walk On By.” Dr. Robert E. Benton isn’t a music expert — he’s in the cardiology business — but he agrees with Dionne’s exercise advice.

SICM adds breakfast to Summer Meals program

SCHENECTADY

SICM adds breakfast to Summer Meals program

Each year the need for Schenectady Inner City Ministries' Summer Meals lunches grows, and this year the organization is adding breakfast to the program.

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