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Laughter Yoga: 'Find your inner child'

Laughter Yoga: 'Find your inner child'

When Larry Steffler was in his late 40s, he was really stressed out. Then he discovered Laughter Yoga, which not only got him through college, it helped him survive AIDS and cancer.

Poetry reading to complement exhibit at Crailo Historic Site

Poetry reading to complement exhibit at Crailo Historic Site

Putting words down on paper was always something that came easily for Penny Meacham. Getting up in public and reading them, however, was a much different story.

Spring colds are common, can be treated with hand washing and fluids

Spring colds are common, can be treated with hand washing and fluids

The season for snow and ice has passed, but spring and summer colds are still in season.

Florists get busy with Mother's Day on the way

CAPITAL REGION

Florists get busy with Mother's Day on the way

Flowers will be front and center this week as kids of all ages get ready for Mother’s Day, which runs neck-and-neck with Valentine’s Day as the biggest day of the year for giving flowers to loved ones.

Deepak Chopra: Make the journey joyful

Deepak Chopra: Make the journey joyful

Deepak Chopra chuckles when asked if he’s a man on a mission.

Amsterdam native Catena was finalist for humanitarian award

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam native Catena was finalist for humanitarian award

Dr. Tom Catena, an Amsterdam native who has dedicated the past eight years to running a hospital in war-torn Sudan, was a finalist for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity.

Perfect fit: Skidmore student from Kenya starts bra-making business

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Perfect fit: Skidmore student from Kenya starts bra-making business

If you want to empower women, give them brand-new, proper-fitting underwear, says Skidmore student Stella Langat.

Smoking ban coming to Saratoga Springs' public housing

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Smoking ban coming to Saratoga Springs' public housing

The 339 apartments owned by the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority will go smoke-free as of May 1, officials said. The ban will go into effect as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development considers a national ban on smoking in public housing complexes.

Dairy Circus' clown logo survives fire

SCOTIA

Dairy Circus' clown logo survives fire

This week’s fast-moving at Scotia’s Dairy Circus destroyed pretty much everything, owner Robb Clemons said today. A look around the inside confirmed that. What it didn’t destroy: Dairy Circus’ iconic logo, the joyous clown that for decades welcomed customers to the ice cream shop.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Capital Region pet expo planned for September

A pet expo is coming to the Capital Region in September. The first ever “PetEx” will be held Saturday Sept., 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs City Center.

Kasich: 'I’m the only one with the experience to win'

CAPITAL REGION

Kasich: 'I’m the only one with the experience to win'

Ohio Gov. John Kasich was one of three presidential candidates visiting the Capital Region Monday to help bolster their chances in the New York Primary next Tuesday. .

Schenectady's 845 Commons gets preservation award

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady's 845 Commons gets preservation award

The Capital Region YMCA infused new life into the 100-year-old Mica Insulator Co. building last year, and in 2016 the celebration continues. Now called 845 Commons the structure built in 1915 was selected Friday as a recipient of a Historic Preservation Award by The Preservation League of New York State.

Schenectady woman gets the ‘Gift of Sound’

ROTTERDAM

Schenectady woman gets the ‘Gift of Sound’

A few weeks ago, Yvonne Guy, 79, couldn’t hear the person on the other end of a telephone, music playing from the radio or someone seated across from her at the dinner table, but that changed last month with the push of a button.

SCHENECTADY

Furlocity names Hislop CEO

One of Schenectady’s newest companies has a new leader. Reid Hislop has replaced Denise Pallozzi as president and CEO of Furlocity, a pet travel and lifestyle website.

Fireball Run to visit Saratoga County in September

CLIFTON PARK

Fireball Run to visit Saratoga County in September

Local officials gathered Wednesday at the Hilton on the state’s Missing Persons Day to announce a partnership with Fireball Run Adventure Travel Series, a global television adventure series which doubles as a missing children awareness campaign.

Electric City Couture to give area designers an expanded showcase

Electric City Couture to give area designers an expanded showcase

The Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs will be filled with fashion enthusiasts for the annual Electric City Couture Fashion Show for a full weekend, Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17.

Niskayuna has reasons to smile, website says

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna has reasons to smile, website says

Residents talk about smiles and volunteerism. The career website zippia.com talks about the high rate of home ownership and marriage, adding weight for high income.

Fulton County aims to boost colonoscopy participation

FULTON COUNTY

Fulton County aims to boost colonoscopy participation

Fulton County is in the odd position of having roughly the same incidence of colon cancer as the rest of the state but a much higher death rate. A variety of factors may be at play, but health care administrators, regulators and providers agree the most likely cause is the low rate at which county residents are screened for cancer.

Clifton Park man builds New York City replica

CLIFTON PARK

Clifton Park man builds New York City replica

A Queens native, Joe Macken began carving Rockefeller Center out of a piece of balsa wood in May 2005 after moving to Clifton Park with his family.

Historian seeks dude ranch workers for Hall of Fame

Historian seeks dude ranch workers for Hall of Fame

Did you work on a dude ranch in the Adirondacks? Pam Morin, historian for the Warren County town of Lake Luzerne, is looking for you.

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