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Acts of  Kindness: Tips for better nursing home visits

Acts of  Kindness: Tips for better nursing home visits

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015
Nursing home officials offer tips for making visits more fulfilling and talk about rewarding volunteer opportunities at the facilities.
 
Thrift store aids Habitat’s house projects
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Thrift store aids Habitat’s house projects

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
If January is the time to start a new indoor home-improvement project, the Habitat ReStore in Schenectady is the place.
 
Let's lift January: Gift brings awareness of a friend’s struggle

Let's lift January: Gift brings awareness of a friend’s struggle

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015
When my friend stopped showing up at the Schenectady Inner City Ministry's food pantry, I never did more than wonder why, until Monday afternoon, when I dropped by her home unannounced.
 
Let's lift January: Christmastime march honors soldiers

Let's lift January: Christmastime march honors soldiers

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015
Like the tiny acorn that grows into a mighty oak, a small act of kindness can get big and strong and branch out into a community.
 
New Year’s Day bird count set for Pine Bush

New Year’s Day bird count set for Pine Bush

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
After 18 years of stepping out into the Albany Pine Bush, the experience doesn’t get old for Education Program Director Erin Kinal.
 
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.
 
 

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