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First Day Hikes to show parks in winter splendor

First Day Hikes to show parks in winter splendor

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
Anyone who’s lived in the Capital Region for a while has probably been to Saratoga State Park. But have they been there on a cold day in January?
 
Niskayuna girl's Northern Lights stand out in coloring contest

Niskayuna girl's Northern Lights stand out in coloring contest

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
Maya Healey has never seen the Northern Lights. But she believes Santa Claus has noticed shimmering greens and purples during his celestial travels. Her coloring effort captured this year's Gazette Christmas Coloring Contest.
 
Lutheran church open to many views, will be 113 years old next year

Lutheran church open to many views, will be 113 years old next year

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
Putting a modern label on something that’s been around for more than 100 years is going to be problematic. For example, take the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Niskayuna.
 
We’re ready for mistletoe, movies and Christmas music

We’re ready for mistletoe, movies and Christmas music

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
There are wonderful things about the coming days — and here are a dozen staff-generated diversions and duties that people will enjoy as the holidays begin.
 
Hess trucks roll out every winter, bringing joy to collectors

Hess trucks roll out every winter, bringing joy to collectors

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Rexford’s Dick Tullock never pumped Hess gasoline at his Schenectady service station.
 
Writer tells story of losing weight in memoir/cookbook

Writer tells story of losing weight in memoir/cookbook

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
When Stacey Morris tipped the scale at 345 pounds, she didn’t go on a diet. She became a food explorer.
 
Mansion to celebrate history and season with Holiday House

Mansion to celebrate history and season with Holiday House

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Growing up on the West Coast, Jillian Altenburg never really developed an appreciation of history. There just wasn’t enough of it.
 
For going on 36 years, Jon Kralovic has run, and run, and run ...

For going on 36 years, Jon Kralovic has run, and run, and run ...

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
Jon Kralovic, of Delanson, has run at least a mile for 13,132 straight days as of this morning, which ranks 29th nationally for consecutive days run.
 
More than a circle: New takes on the standard wreath

More than a circle: New takes on the standard wreath

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
Say “wreath,” and the beloved evergreen standard comes to mind — unadorned or dressed for the holiday season with lights, bows, fruit or ornaments.
 
Hanging Christmas lights a growing business

Hanging Christmas lights a growing business

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
Some people will spend 20 minutes hanging Christmas lights outside their house. Then there are the people who will spend hundreds of dollars to have people do it for them.
 
Christmas tree farm is a family affair
CHARLTON

Christmas tree farm is a family affair

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
Susan Fogg has been in the Christmas tree business for the past 10 years. There are about 3,000 trees on seven acres of land, in sizes that range from four feet to 20 feet.
 
Niskayuna toymaker continues to work hard at 93
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna toymaker continues to work hard at 93

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Most people never have the opportunity to walk through Santa’s workshop, where, of course, all the best toys are made. But if you ask nicely, Bob Honeyman will let you take a stroll through his.
 
Fort Plain Museum sets day to celebrate history, Revolutionary War hero

Fort Plain Museum sets day to celebrate history, Revolutionary War hero

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
If any Hollywood types are looking for a sequel to “Drums Along the Mohawk,” the people at the Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park have a few good story lines they’re willing to share.
 
Airport’s Meditation Room a 'place of peace'
COLONIE

Airport’s Meditation Room a 'place of peace'

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
At Albany International Airport, it’s not just airplanes that rise into the heavens. In the Meditation Room, human beings lift their spirits and share their most intimate thoughts and prayers.
 
Union College prof uses his skills as circus clown to get subjects across

Union College prof uses his skills as circus clown to get subjects across

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
John Rieffel's brief career before college helps explain his outgoing personality.
 
 

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