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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.
 
Not your parents’ gym class: Teamwork stressed today

Not your parents’ gym class: Teamwork stressed today

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
It’s been quite a while since Rosemarie McGinnis attended Mont Pleasant High School, but the 81-year-old has no trouble describing the blue suit she was required to wear for gym class.
 
Teen’s battle drives work against eating disorders
NISKAYUNA

Teen’s battle drives work against eating disorders

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Niskayuna teen Natalie Posner has come a long way. Now, she isn’t the girl with the eating disorder; she’s the girl leading the fight against eating disorders.
 
Thacher Park: A century of scenic vistas

Thacher Park: A century of scenic vistas

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014
There are many places with wonderful views in the immediate Capital Region, and then, in a class by itself, there is Thacher Park.
 
Greek fest set next weekend at St. George

Greek fest set next weekend at St. George

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
In May of 1914, the Very Reverend Archimandrite Andrew Constantinidis put out a call for money to help build a Greek Orthodox Church in Schenectady. His appeal was heard around the state.
 
Iroquois Festival will include visitor from Creek nation

Iroquois Festival will include visitor from Creek nation

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
For 33 years now, the Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave has been educating people about the native Americans who occupied this area long before the Europeans showed up.
 
In 1960, Capital District Scottish Games held under sunny skies

In 1960, Capital District Scottish Games held under sunny skies

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
Welcome, highlanders! That was the sentiment on Saturday, Sept. 3, 1960, as pipers, drummers, dancers and marchers assembled for the annual Capital District Scottish Games at the Altamont Fairgrounds.
 
Crescent-Halfmoon trail takes visitors back to Erie Canal days

Crescent-Halfmoon trail takes visitors back to Erie Canal days

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
Walking around Crescent-Halfmoon Park on the banks of the Mohawk River, you can almost hear the music: “I’ve got a mule and her name is Sal, 15 miles on the Erie Canal.”
 
 

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