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Region's designers to show off their wares

Region's designers to show off their wares

Thursday, April 23, 2015
The Schenectady brother and sister team of Marika and Charles Contompasis will have their designs on the runway Saturday at the 6th annual Electric City Couture Fashion Show.
 
St. Baldrick wants your hair

St. Baldrick wants your hair

Sunday, April 19, 2015
St. Baldrick’s life is celebrated every year, as bold men and bolder women donate full heads of hair to help out children in need.
 
When aging parent must be moved, it’s a complex process

When aging parent must be moved, it’s a complex process

Sunday, April 19, 2015
A friend is in the middle of the tense logistics of moving his elderly and ill father up from Florida to be near him. We talked about it — the process, the complexity, the inevitability — because I did the same with my mother.
 
Want a parrot's trust? This program is for you
NISKAYUNA

Want a parrot's trust? This program is for you

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Capital Region Parrot Society is a nonprofit organization that specializes in bird rescue and adoption and educates members and the public about caring for parrots.
 
Six great Capital Region distilleries to get your drink on

Six great Capital Region distilleries to get your drink on

Sunday, April 12, 2015
What ever your pleasure — whiskey, gin, vodka or moonshine — you can now find spirits that were hand-crafted close to home.
 
Bowling shirt tradition rolls along in some leagues

Bowling shirt tradition rolls along in some leagues

Sunday, April 5, 2015
Bowl sharp and look sharp — those are the two chief rules in the Vitalo Classic bowling league.
 
ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam brush pickup fee deadline nears

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The deadline is fast-approaching for Rotterdam residents who want to opt out of a controversial $50 leaf and brush pickup fee instituted by the Town Board last year.
 
Egg hunt! All over the region, children will dash for candy and cash

Egg hunt! All over the region, children will dash for candy and cash

Sunday, March 29, 2015
The eggs will be hidden at Mike Lenigan’s place in Halfmoon today. The chaos will be easy to find.
 
Seneca Building, once city's tallest, remains an icon on Jay Street

Seneca Building, once city's tallest, remains an icon on Jay Street

Sunday, March 22, 2015
The block of Jay Street between Liberty and Franklin streets may never look the same again, but we do have photographs to help our memories, and we do have Don Klose’s model railroad layout in the basement of his Schenectady home.
 
Cellphones can be lifelines for poor
CAPITAL REGION

Cellphones can be lifelines for poor

Sunday, March 15, 2015
In a world that revolves around quick communication, cellphones have become an essential tool for much of the population. They can be pricey, but inexpensive options exist. There are also programs that provide free phones to those who struggle with poverty.
 
Dutchmen Dip raises $15K to take on cancer
SCHENECTADY

Dutchmen Dip raises $15K to take on cancer

Sunday, March 15, 2015
The women of the Union College volleyball team, and about 150 other brave souls, dove headfirst into a pool of water outside Union’s Reamer Campus Center on Saturday afternoon in the school’s third Dutchmen Dip to support students fighting cancer.
 
The look of the Irish

The look of the Irish

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Meet John McKeating and the face will be familiar. People notice the smile and sparkle in the eyes. Both were imported from Ireland to the states during the early 1980s — McKeating is one of those fortunate ones who truly has the Irish look.
 
Makeover draws raves, prepares woman for workforce

Makeover draws raves, prepares woman for workforce

Friday, March 13, 2015
When Tonya Chervin walked into the YWCA lobby after her makeover Tuesday, she was surrounded by admirers.
 
Local man, ex-prosecutor candid about his fall
SCHENECTADY

Local man, ex-prosecutor candid about his fall

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Andrew McKenna robbed his first bank and he felt in control again. The former federal prosecutor and Schenectady native’s life had long since spiraled out of control as his drug addictions grew from prescription painkillers to heroin.
 
Albany to crack down on St. Pat’s suds
ALBANY

Albany to crack down on St. Pat’s suds

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Albany has a message for people heading out to its St. Patrick's Day parades Saturday. You can wear your green, but leave the 12-pack at home.
 
 

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