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CAPITAL REGION

No shortage of New Year's Eve celebrations in Capital Region

Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013

The Capital Region is the place to be on New Year’s Eve: Whether it’s fireworks, live music, dancing or horse-drawn wagon rides, there’s a New Year’s Eve celebration for just about everyone, starting with First Night Saratoga.
 

Christmas trees sought as treat for Colorado goats

Friday, Dec. 27, 2013
Your trash could become a holiday treat for some goats in western Colorado.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Stores busy in wake of holiday

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013
The Christmas shopping season may have come to an end, but many local retailers were still flooded with shoppers on Thursday.
 

After Christmas begins before the holiday

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013
It's beginning to look a lot like ... the day after Christmas?
 

23 NY state parks hosting New Year's Day hikes

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013
The state parks office is encouraging New Yorkers to start the new year with a hike.
 
ALBANY

It's the season for giving

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013
It’s the thought that counts.
The kids gave their fans an ugly sweater and a home-made card for Christmas on Monday night.
 
Christmas through the years: A look back at favorite holiday images

Christmas through the years: A look back at favorite holiday images

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013
Over the past dozen or so years, Capital Region Scrapbook has printed bunches of photos with Christmas themes. Here, we’re running some of our favorites from past holiday seasons.
 
From dolls to toy guns and firetrucks, Gazette staff recalls favorite toys

From dolls to toy guns and firetrucks, Gazette staff recalls favorite toys

Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013
A few weeks back, somebody at the office mentioned Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots, or something like that, and it got us all reminiscing about toys from childhood.
 

Christmas in Amsterdam historically a time of sharing, caring, community

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013
Stories abound from throughout the years of the people of Amsterdam coming together to celebrate and help others at Christmas.
 
Seneca Falls claims link to 'Wonderful Life'

Seneca Falls claims link to 'Wonderful Life'

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013
Is this where George Bailey lived his wonderful life?
 
Mittens the Elf teaches Sacandaga students
SCOTIA

Mittens the Elf teaches Sacandaga students

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
Tuesday’s wintry weather held up the buses that transport kids to Sacandaga Elementary School, but Mittens the Elf got there with no trouble at all.
 
If the sleigh’s extra-heavy, local reindeer up to the task
BALLSTON

If the sleigh’s extra-heavy, local reindeer up to the task

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, but how about Omega, Athena, Dally and Hunter?
 
Recipes passed down through generations at North Jay Street bakeries
SCHENECTADY

Recipes passed down through generations at North Jay Street bakeries

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013
At holiday time, baked goods take on more meaning.
 

Looking for a different gift this season? Donate to a good cause

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013
Presents that are meant to benefit others can be found, along with many other gift suggestions, in the Alternative Gift Project catalog, an endeavor of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady.
 
Beauty of holiday wreaths is in creative process, designers say

Beauty of holiday wreaths is in creative process, designers say

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013
David Siders crafts dozens of holiday wreaths every year, many using contemporary designs and materials, but he shies away from calling any of those designs trends.
 
 

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