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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.
 
Christmas tree farm is a family affair
CHARLTON

Christmas tree farm is a family affair

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
Susan Fogg has been in the Christmas tree business for the past 10 years. There are about 3,000 trees on seven acres of land, in sizes that range from four feet to 20 feet.
 
Niskayuna toymaker continues to work hard at 93
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna toymaker continues to work hard at 93

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Most people never have the opportunity to walk through Santa’s workshop, where, of course, all the best toys are made. But if you ask nicely, Bob Honeyman will let you take a stroll through his.
 
Fort Plain Museum sets day to celebrate history, Revolutionary War hero

Fort Plain Museum sets day to celebrate history, Revolutionary War hero

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
If any Hollywood types are looking for a sequel to “Drums Along the Mohawk,” the people at the Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park have a few good story lines they’re willing to share.
 
Airport’s Meditation Room a 'place of peace'
COLONIE

Airport’s Meditation Room a 'place of peace'

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
At Albany International Airport, it’s not just airplanes that rise into the heavens. In the Meditation Room, human beings lift their spirits and share their most intimate thoughts and prayers.
 
Union College prof uses his skills as circus clown to get subjects across

Union College prof uses his skills as circus clown to get subjects across

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
John Rieffel's brief career before college helps explain his outgoing personality.
 
The yuletide season brings tree-mendous festivals

The yuletide season brings tree-mendous festivals

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
If Jo Ann Menzer were a Christmas tree ornament, she’d probably top the tree.
 
Draper grads recall 1954 Macy's Parade
ROTTERDAM

Draper grads recall 1954 Macy's Parade

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Sixty Thanksgivings ago, the Draper High School Band marched down Broadway in New York City, cheered on by several million spectators.
 
Sugar Busters are triumphant (mostly) in battle with sweets

Sugar Busters are triumphant (mostly) in battle with sweets

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
"A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” Mary Poppins was right. My craving for sugar is most intense when I am tired, stressed or down in the dumps.
 
Tabernacle gears up for large community Thanksgiving
SCHENECTADY

Tabernacle gears up for large community Thanksgiving

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
Lorrie Mangroo’s church kitchen is in full swing for nearly a week before Thanksgiving Day. It has to be. She’s expecting more than 200 people for community dinner at the Tabernacle of New Hope in Schenectady.
 
Albany’s holiday light show brings ‘oohs and aahs’

Albany’s holiday light show brings ‘oohs and aahs’

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
For Lenny Ricchiuti, the holiday season begins Thursday.
 
Schoharie woman hosts quilting class for creativity, companionship

Schoharie woman hosts quilting class for creativity, companionship

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
Arlene Vrooman has kept herself pretty busy her entire life, and she sees no reason to slow down anytime soon.
 
Delivering quilts to veterans can be an emotional experience

Delivering quilts to veterans can be an emotional experience

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
William H. Pellerin looked over his new midnight blue cover. “It’s like the sky,” said Pellerin, from his room at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany. “It’s like me jumping out of the airplanes into the wide open blue.”
 
 

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