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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.
 
Struggling retailers could use some holiday cheer
NEW YORK

Struggling retailers could use some holiday cheer

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
The holiday shopping season is always a make-or-break period for struggling retailers.
 
NYC Christmas tree lighting amid protests, police
NEW YORK

NYC Christmas tree lighting amid protests, police

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Thousands celebrated in the heart of Manhattan as they watched the lighting of the 85-foot-tall Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.
 
Edison Tech Center donates toy trains for tots
SCHENECTADY

Edison Tech Center donates toy trains for tots

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
When the people at the Edison Tech Center get together to distribute some Christmas cheer, you can be sure they’ll use the occasion as a teaching moment.
 
Salvation Army hoping to recruit more bell ringers
CAPITAL REGION

Salvation Army hoping to recruit more bell ringers

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
It wasn’t frigid Friday afternoon when Christopher Brown and his fiancée, Sandya Sainvil, started their bell-ringing shift outside the Glenville Wal-Mart, but once the sun went down, the cold started to seep through their boots and gloves.
 
Jazz up holidays with the latest in lighting

Jazz up holidays with the latest in lighting

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
Thanks to advances in lighting technology, suburban dads (and moms) across the country have a lot to choose from when it comes to creative ways to deck their halls for the holidays this year.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region nonprofits hope #GivingTuesday is set to take off

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
Capital Region nonprofits are doing their part to raise awareness today for #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to charities, nonprofit organizations and volunteer groups across the globe.
 
Scrapbook: December '84 a time of giving and learning

Scrapbook: December '84 a time of giving and learning

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
In December 1984, local children discovered the wonders of another era through visits to the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa. People were also looking out for the needy in ’84, collecting food and special gifts.
 
Free holiday movies at Proctors
SCHENECTADY

Free holiday movies at Proctors

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
Get in the holiday spirit with free holiday movies at Proctors later this month.
 
 

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