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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.
 
Gamesmanship or cheating? Faking fouls, breaking unwritten rules debated

Gamesmanship or cheating? Faking fouls, breaking unwritten rules debated

Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014
The flopping at the World Cup and some well-timed acting in other sports have prompted discussion over what players can, do and should try to get away with in a game.
 
Couple abandon city for life on the road in a solar trailer
NISKAYUNA

Couple abandon city for life on the road in a solar trailer

Friday, July 25, 2014
A Niskayuna couple constructs their own tiny living space on wheels. They plan to live, work, travel and sleep in the solar-powered, self-sustaining trailer.
 

Hearth & Home

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Kitchen fireplace draws couple to Knower house
 

A welcoming community

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Holy Name
of Jesus PNCC has historic tradition in Schenectady
 
Spa City’s summer visitors shell out big bucks for ritziest rooms
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Spa City’s summer visitors shell out big bucks for ritziest rooms

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Hotel room rentals are pricey in every summer resort town and city, and Saratoga is no different. People of influence and affluence are willing to pay several hundred dollars — even more than $1,000 — for a room or suite during the summer.
 
Capitol tour takes visitors through a history of New York
ALBANY

Capitol tour takes visitors through a history of New York

Sunday, July 13, 2014
There are 17 steps leading up to the western entrance of the New York State Capitol, and 77 on the lower or eastern side.
 
Rabbi uses tradition in her deerskin parchment art

Rabbi uses tradition in her deerskin parchment art

Sunday, July 6, 2014
More than a decade ago, Rabbi Linda Motzkin became a soferet, a Hebrew scribe who writes Torah scrolls and other sacred documents.
 
There's adventure around the river bend at this Indian Lake wild spot

There's adventure around the river bend at this Indian Lake wild spot

Saturday, July 5, 2014
It isn’t every day you can stand next to a slice of the upper Hudson River the public hasn’t seen in more than a century. Actually, that’s not true
 
 

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