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Iroquois Festival will include visitor from Creek nation

Iroquois Festival will include visitor from Creek nation

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
For 33 years now, the Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave has been educating people about the native Americans who occupied this area long before the Europeans showed up.
 
In 1960, Capital District Scottish Games held under sunny skies

In 1960, Capital District Scottish Games held under sunny skies

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
Welcome, highlanders! That was the sentiment on Saturday, Sept. 3, 1960, as pipers, drummers, dancers and marchers assembled for the annual Capital District Scottish Games at the Altamont Fairgrounds.
 
Crescent-Halfmoon trail takes visitors back to Erie Canal days

Crescent-Halfmoon trail takes visitors back to Erie Canal days

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
Walking around Crescent-Halfmoon Park on the banks of the Mohawk River, you can almost hear the music: “I’ve got a mule and her name is Sal, 15 miles on the Erie Canal.”
 
Last train from Playland

Last train from Playland

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
The 18-ride Hoffman's Playland has been a summer haven for children and teenagers since it opened in 1952, but is now slated to close in a few weeks.
 
Hospital volunteers offer a human touch to visitors, patients

Hospital volunteers offer a human touch to visitors, patients

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
With both parents in the medical profession, Niskayuna High junior Isabel Kim figured she knew what to expect when she began volunteering at Ellis Hospital earlier this summer. Well, she was wrong.
 
To aid charities, everyone’s it
ROTTERDAM

To aid charities, everyone’s it

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
Jason Lange's dream of a world record game of tag fell far far short on Sunday, but the fundraiser for four organizations at Maple Ski Ridge was still plenty fun.
 
Drivers, putters both play at Gobbler’s Knob
COBLESKILL

Drivers, putters both play at Gobbler’s Knob

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
Gobbler's Knob is a great place to practice your golf swing, or you can get revved up for a go-cart ride.
 
Tradition still strong at Altamont Fair

Tradition still strong at Altamont Fair

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
As the opening day of the Altamont Fair draws near, fair officials are preparing attractions both old and new to wow fairgoers at the 121st annual, six-day tri-county event.
 
Biergarten celebrates German culture with food, song under the pines

Biergarten celebrates German culture with food, song under the pines

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
The biergarten at the German-American Club of Albany is a popular spot for many people looking to socialize.
 
Saratoga’s ‘Witch’ gives tours of city’s healing waters

Saratoga’s ‘Witch’ gives tours of city’s healing waters

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
Trent Millet believes in witchcraft. But only around the bubbly, sparkling waters of Saratoga Springs. As the “Saratoga Water Witch,” Millet gives summer tours of sipping spots in the Saratoga Spa State Park.
 
PRIME TIME: With Volkssporter couple, the adventure never ends

PRIME TIME: With Volkssporter couple, the adventure never ends

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
Rain was threatening at 6:30 a.m. on a recent morning in Indian Meadows Park and the trails were already muddy from previous storms, but that didn’t deter Bernie and Marylou Geren.
 
Training bodies and minds at yoga class
NISKAYUNA

Training bodies and minds at yoga class

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
Three sisters train their bodies and minds at Yoga for Athletes class, a new offering this year from the Recreation and Parks department of Niskayuna.
 
Off-beat artifacts dot the local map
CAPITAL REGION

Off-beat artifacts dot the local map

Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
Deep in the wilds of western Schenectady County, just over the Duanesburg town line on Route 7, there is a dinosaur.
 
Summer cruise-ins a place for classic cars and old stories

Summer cruise-ins a place for classic cars and old stories

Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
Cruise-ins are all over the place now as classic car lovers show their vehicles and compare notes.
 
Q&A: Owner says hive restores art, culture to Schoharie

Q&A: Owner says hive restores art, culture to Schoharie

Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
Theresa Spinelli is on a mission to bring the arts to Schoharie, a village that’s coming back to life nearly three years after Schoharie County’s horrible flood.
 
 

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