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The big house on the hill

The big house on the hill

Sunday, May 31, 2015
By all accounts, E.W. Rice, president of the General Electric Company from 1913 to 1922, was a quiet and unassuming kind of guy. His residence at the northeast corner of Lenox Road and Union Avenue, however, has always had a much more commanding presence.
 
Cap Region Boomers: RVs, triathlons and going back to school

Cap Region Boomers: RVs, triathlons and going back to school

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Our quarterly publication "Cap Region Boomers" contains a variety of stories aimed at those over age 50.
 
Coxsackie to celebrate 'earlier' declaration of independence

Coxsackie to celebrate 'earlier' declaration of independence

Sunday, May 17, 2015
More than a year before the Founding Fathers earned Great Britain’s wrath by offering up the Declaration of Independence in 1776, Rev. Johannes Schuneman and the people of Coxsackie had already created a little discontent of their own.
 
New director hopes more will visit Grant site

New director hopes more will visit Grant site

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Mary Martini Faith is getting to know Ulysses S. Grant, and from what she’s seen so far, he’s a pretty likable guy.
 
Never forget: Armed Forces Day honors all who serve in military

Never forget: Armed Forces Day honors all who serve in military

Saturday, May 16, 2015
People might not remember the day that honors all branches of the military. It’s today — Armed Forces Day is always observed on the third Saturday of May.
 

UAlbany professor earns prestigious social work award

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Fifty years after the University at Albany’s School of Social Welfare was created, it seems to be in very capable hands.
 
An exciting new world for moms

An exciting new world for moms

Sunday, May 10, 2015
For Mother’s Day, The Sunday Gazette found three moms who are just starting out. Here are their stories — about what they’ve learned about their children and themselves.
 
Jackson's Garden a peaceful retreat at Union College

Jackson's Garden a peaceful retreat at Union College

Sunday, May 10, 2015
When the sun is shining, Union College students and faculty grab a snack and relax on the outdoor patio overlooking Jackson's Garden, an eight-acre paradise filled with hundreds of perennials.
 
Sociologist McKinley, 95, still making a difference
ALTAMONT

Sociologist McKinley, 95, still making a difference

Saturday, May 9, 2015
"When I came to America, someone told me, ‘No vet school for a woman.’ So I studied sociology," says Hedi McKinley. And the 95-year-old former UAlbany professor has spent a lifetime helping others.
 
Potter’s plans for new studio fire imagination
BALLSTON LAKE

Potter’s plans for new studio fire imagination

Friday, May 8, 2015
Artist Jim Sankowski has worked at his pottery wheel in his Ballston Lake studio since 1975.
 
Scrapbook: Tulip queen rules over weekend

Scrapbook: Tulip queen rules over weekend

Monday, May 4, 2015
Albany’s early Tulip fests were a blast. A king and queen ruled, and dances were held at the Washington Avenue Armory. Tulips bloomed in every small park in the city — with thousands in Washington Park.
 
Schenectady man with multi-faceted career turns out sci-fi book

Schenectady man with multi-faceted career turns out sci-fi book

Sunday, May 3, 2015
“Stay curious, my friends” could well be the motto of Donald DeFilippo, who has traveled the country, raced Corvette automobiles, sung rock ’n’ roll, met John F. Kennedy and has now written a book with both religious and science-fiction overtones.
 
Capital Roots: See how community gardens grow

Capital Roots: See how community gardens grow

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Spring has finally come to Sharon DiLorenzo’s garden on Cutler Street, in Schenectady’s Mont Pleasant section.
 
Home cooking famous at family-friendly Bear's
DUANESBURG

Home cooking famous at family-friendly Bear's

Sunday, April 26, 2015
When Bob Payne Sr. decided to open his own place after years of working in the restaurant business as a bartender, it didn’t take him long to find his head chef. Patricia, his wife, was well-qualified.
 

CSR professor to discuss changes at GE

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Lisa Kannenberg has been a history buff since she was 7.
 
 

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