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Downtown Schenectady a happening place Saturday

SCHENECTADY

Downtown Schenectady a happening place Saturday

Whether you’re looking for art, music or food, downtown Schenectady is the place to be this weekend.

Rotterdam gardener reaps fruits of his labor

ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam gardener reaps fruits of his labor

Standing in his garden on Wednesday in the front yard of his Rotterdam home, Stramenga reached high into a tree and plucked a fig. The tree has been standing for 45 years.

Food likely to be big draw at Little Italy StreetFest

Food likely to be big draw at Little Italy StreetFest

Music and history are nice, but the main attraction at the 11th annual Little Italy StreetFest in Schenectady on Saturday will once again be the food.

Folk dancers among attractions at Greek festival

Folk dancers among attractions at Greek festival

There’s no denying that change has come to the St. George Greek Orthodox Church since the group first formed in Schenectady in 1914.

Most high schools begin day earlier than docs recommend

CAPITAL REGION

Most high schools begin day earlier than docs recommend

Even as more and more research points to the benefits of later high school start times, very few districts in the Capital Region have shifted to the start time recommended by the nation’s pediatricians.

Girls Inc. bicyclists logging miles and smiles

SCHENECTADY

Girls Inc. bicyclists logging miles and smiles

Jaylssa Terry and Deedee Martines aren’t racing for Olympic gold, and they don’t dream of one day donning a yellow jersey at the Tour de France. They’re just out for fun.

Saratoga Springs will host  inaugural Equestricon

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs will host inaugural Equestricon

A new organization’s international horse racing convention will be held next August at the Saratoga Springs City Center, it was announced Friday.

Purple golf balls, windmills and ice cream

Purple golf balls, windmills and ice cream

McKenzie Kirvin was happy to play through Dan’s Miniature Golf in Ballston Lake on a late summer night. McKenzie was happy anyway.

Designer says fashions give wearers positive vibe

Designer says fashions give wearers positive vibe

Fashion designer Olga Papkovitch wants women to feel good when they put on her PopImpressKA clothing.

Russian fashion show promises to be a visual feast

Russian fashion show promises to be a visual feast

Russian couture is coming to Cohoes. On Sept. 10, “Passion Runway,” a high-style fashion show by three Russian designers, will be presented in The Venue, a former Roman Catholic church turned banquet hall.

Colorful coifs rise to the top

Colorful coifs rise to the top

When it comes to hair color, there’s now a rainbow of color to choose from.

Taekwondo national champion kicking off big campaign

Taekwondo national champion kicking off big campaign

Nashayla Harper Smith is a fourth-degree back belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo and in July took the national gold medal in the women’s welterweight division at the AAU Taekwondo National Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Q & A: Onondaga educator Ground happy in the 21st century

Q & A: Onondaga educator Ground happy in the 21st century

Perry Ground doesn’t really like the word assimilation.

Proctors sheet music shop to close doors Saturday

SCHENECTADY

Proctors sheet music shop to close doors Saturday

The Schenectady Van Curler Music Store has lost a long battle with the internet.

Albany Medical College students take pulse of community

ALBANY

Albany Medical College students take pulse of community

Dozens of first-year students at Albany Medical College participated today in the 15th annual Carnival on the Hill, a gathering of neighbors, friends and family in Albany’s West Hill neighborhood.

Pine Lake Park begins long road to recovery

CAROGA LAKE

Pine Lake Park begins long road to recovery

Chardel Houck said the storm that struck her family’s RV park on Pine Lake last Saturday evening was over in less than a minute.

Study: Schenectady Guyanese healthy food buyers

SCHENECTADY

Study: Schenectady Guyanese healthy food buyers

Where you buy your food can contribute to risk for obesity as much as what food you buy, a new study indicates.

Gardener tends to hidden gem behind Clifton Park apartment

CLIFTON PARK

Gardener tends to hidden gem behind Clifton Park apartment

A hidden garden is in bloom behind one Clifton Park man’s apartment.

Spirit of the Wolf Festival to celebrate Native American culture

Spirit of the Wolf Festival to celebrate Native American culture

For the seventh year, the Spirit of the Wolf Festival on Aug. 27 and 28 will be open to anyone who wants to enjoy Native American culture.

These ladies are a reliable coupled entry at Spa

These ladies are a reliable coupled entry at Spa

Lois Hill and Catherine “Kay” Audette have been work friends for the past 25 years as white caps at Saratoga Race Course.

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