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Santa adds to Rotterdam man's holiday tradition
ROTTERDAM

Santa adds to Rotterdam man's holiday tradition

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
Picture a land where photos with Santa are free and the lines are, well, there are none. Such a land exists in the front yard of Gary Crandall, who for the past four years has placed an animated, inflatable Santa under a portable shed painted to look like a castle outside his Wellington Avenue home.
 
Poll: Cards, gifts cross religious lines
Washington

Poll: Cards, gifts cross religious lines

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
77 percent of Americans plan to exchange gifts this holiday season and 48 percent will send greeting cards.
 
Season’s hot toys reach well beyond ‘Frozen’
CAPITAL REGION

Season’s hot toys reach well beyond ‘Frozen’

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
In small toy stores across the Capital Region, the hot toys this holiday season are geared toward fostering science, technology, engineering and math skills in fun, hands-on ways.
 
Rings given to Salvation Army fetch $21K for toys
BOSTON

Rings given to Salvation Army fetch $21K for toys

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
A former Salvation Army bell ringer is paying $21,000 for a diamond engagement ring and wedding band that a widow placed inside a red donation kettle in Boston.
 
Schenectady City Hall offers day of family fun
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady City Hall offers day of family fun

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
Hundreds of children packed into City Hall for the 11th annual City Hall-iday, hosted by the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp.
 
SCOTIA

Scotia to host Holiday on the Avenue today

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
Village residents are encouraged to come together and celebrate the holidays today at the 18th annual Holiday on the Avenue.
 
Runners jingle all the way to finish line of rainy 5K
CLIFTON PARK

Runners jingle all the way to finish line of rainy 5K

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
About 400 people registered to run in the Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk, with an estimated 300 to 350 people turning out despite cold and slippery conditions,
 
Ballston Spa parade includes music, Santa, even tractor-driving terrier
BALLSTON SPA

Ballston Spa parade includes music, Santa, even tractor-driving terrier

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
The predicted rain and snow mostly held off for the Ballston Spa Holiday Parade, and it was just above freezing as participants wound festively through the heart of town for more than an hour Friday night.
 
Holiday lights shine on Amsterdam for 16th season
AMSTERDAM

Holiday lights shine on Amsterdam for 16th season

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Two holiday season light shows are underway in the city for the 16th consecutive year.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Toys for Tots Train to stop in Cobleskill, Delanson

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
The Marine Corps Reserve Dunkin’ Donuts Toys for Tots Train will make stops in Cobleskill and Delanson Saturday.
 
 

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