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Playground hibernates: Blanket of white covers Great Escape

Playground hibernates: Blanket of white covers Great Escape

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
The lady is ever vigilant, even on the coldest nights of an Adirondack winter.
 
After stroke, Rotterdam man becomes painter, printer

After stroke, Rotterdam man becomes painter, printer

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015
Before he had a stroke, Brian Aunchman never used a paintbrush for anything other than painting a wall. Now, from his brush comes bouquets, the Statue of Liberty, Picasso-inspired work and abstract designs.
 
Advances in lighting will be among changes in the years ahead

Advances in lighting will be among changes in the years ahead

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
There will no flying cars this year. Probably not next year, either. But 15 years into the new century, technology moves on.
 
Civil rights and wrongs: Assessing 'Selma'

Civil rights and wrongs: Assessing 'Selma'

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
Alice Green doesn’t pretend to be a movie critic, so she’s not interested in debating just how good a film “Selma” actually is.
 
Acts of kindness: Girl Scouts, Brownies make caring for others a regular habit

Acts of kindness: Girl Scouts, Brownies make caring for others a regular habit

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
Earlier this month, when frigid temperatures gripped Saratoga Springs and homeless people were searching for a warm place to sleep, five Girl Scouts helped prepare the city’s Code Blue Shelter at the Salvation Army.
 
Acts of kindness: Volunteers help students with homework at CAPTAIN site

Acts of kindness: Volunteers help students with homework at CAPTAIN site

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
I’ve pretty much been banned from helping my 17-year-old daughter, Emily, with her homework.
 
More people grinding their teeth; dentists see daily stress as cause

More people grinding their teeth; dentists see daily stress as cause

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
Dentists have always told patients to brush their teeth. They’ve never wanted them to grind their teeth.
 
Schuyler Flatts an outdoor haven in Colonie
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Schuyler Flatts an outdoor haven in Colonie

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
The Schuyler Flatts Cultural Park is a mostly clear and open parcel of land in the town of Colonie between Broadway and Interstate 787, with a small pavilion and a paved walking trail around the park’s 12 acres.
 

Star Talk: Distant moons could hold frozen reservoirs

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
There may be more than 15 times as much water elsewhere in the solar system than there is in all the oceans of Earth. And where there is water, there might be life.
 
Acts of kindness: Cancer survivors recall comforting gestures

Acts of kindness: Cancer survivors recall comforting gestures

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
Chemotherapy is powerful medicine in the fight against cancer. But patients undergoing treatment can feel exhausted, fearful and down in the dumps.
 
Acts of kindness: ARC participants receive and give support

Acts of kindness: ARC participants receive and give support

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
A handshake, a hello, a compliment, a thank you. They’re small things that take hardly any time and no money. They’re things people in ARC’s Niskayuna-based Life Prep II day program said make them happy.
 
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Winter weekend events being held at Adirondack great camp

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
The popular winter weekends at a historic Adirondack great camp are being held again this winter.
 
Want to take a real horse-drawn sleigh ride? Here's how

Want to take a real horse-drawn sleigh ride? Here's how

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
When people consider a sleigh ride, they think about horses charging through pristine white, metal runners marking smooth trails through the woods. Snowflakes swirling in a light wind add to the atmosphere.
 

Prostate screening saves lives, but some men won’t do it

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
When it comes to prostate screening tests, Dr. Seth Capello’s advice to men is brief: Just do it.
 
Acts of kindness: Being a mentor can fill the void in a child’s life

Acts of kindness: Being a mentor can fill the void in a child’s life

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
Fishing in a lake, going to the library or a movie, helping with homework. Or just walking down the street and stopping for an ice cream cone.
 
 

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