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Wine-pairing worries? Go with the flow

Wine-pairing worries? Go with the flow

Wine expert Patricia Novo gives advice on choosing wine to accompany your holiday meal.

Traditional recipes, even updated, summon fondest holiday memories

Traditional recipes, even updated, summon fondest holiday memories

Traditional stuffed pork, rib roast, Brussels sprouts and potatoes au gratin get a modern update

New acts spice up tradition in Melodies of Christmas

SCHENECTADY

New acts spice up tradition in Melodies of Christmas

More than a hundred musicians in the Empire State Youth Orchestra, under music director Helen Cha-Pyo, will play holiday favorites along with the 69 singers in the Empire State Youth Chorale under director Rae Jean Teeter.

An interview with Santa: He reveals the season's hottest gift!

An interview with Santa: He reveals the season's hottest gift!

The big man himself visited The Daily Gazette!

Before big box stores, Duane's Toyland was king

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Before big box stores, Duane's Toyland was king

For kids growing up in the Schenectady area during the 1950s through the mid-1990s, there was only one “headquarters for fun.”

The basics: A rolled sugar cookie

The basics: A rolled sugar cookie

Short of time for the holidays but still want some wow factor? Use one basic recipe several ways and look like a star.

Cookbooks will send you to the kitchen

Cookbooks will send you to the kitchen

This is the time of year when publishers have put out their new and notable cookbooks, kind of like how studios are now releasing their serious films in time for awards season.

How to wrap the perfect gift

How to wrap the perfect gift

Sure, they’re gonna rip it open and destroy your handiwork in a matter a seconds, but that doesn’t mean the gifts you deliver to loved ones this holiday season don’t deserve your attention

New designs let you escape the wrapping paper rut

New designs let you escape the wrapping paper rut

Why settle for run-of-the-mill holiday gift wrapping when there are dozens of wonderful papers available?

Gifts abound for the horse-racing fans on your list

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Gifts abound for the horse-racing fans on your list

There are plenty of options around the Spa City or online to find that special item to wrap up during the gift-giving season.

These gifts will be hits for guys in their 20s

These gifts will be hits for guys in their 20s

Wondering what to get the 20-something guy in your life? Clue: they aren’t tough to impress.

These gift ideas for mom, grandma never get old

These gift ideas for mom, grandma never get old

“Don’t buy me a gift.”
“I don’t need anything.”
“I’m too old to get presents.”
“Save your money.”

Non-toy gifts can still light up a child’s Christmas

Non-toy gifts can still light up a child’s Christmas

While parents everywhere have already begun to cringe with the realization that in just a week, more toys will be invading their home, the good news is that not all gifts need to involve toys.

Don’t forget children’s books for the holidays

Don’t forget children’s books for the holidays

One of my favorite gifts to give during the holidays isn’t the latest and greatest tech gadget or the biggest and boldest plastic toy on the store shelf.

Christmas a time to remember furry friends

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Christmas a time to remember furry friends

Christmas is a time of cheerful giving for not just the two, but also the four-legged members of your family.

Cool ways to dress up your Christmas table

Whether you’re looking for elegant, fun, classic or cozy, setting a table will be the easiest part of hosting the holiday dinner if you consider some of David Siders’ suggestions.

Santa letters find a good home at 12345

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Santa letters find a good home at 12345

Being Santa’s secretaries is a big responsibility; just ask the men and women at Santa’s ZIP code: 12345.

Plenty for kids to do on holiday vacation

CAPITAL REGION

Plenty for kids to do on holiday vacation

The mercury may drop, but the fun level doesn’t have to.

Penny-pinching on Christmas tree causes near-mutiny by kids

Penny-pinching on Christmas tree causes near-mutiny by kids

In hindsight, it wasn’t my best parenting decision ever.

Model railroads stand the test of time

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Model railroads stand the test of time

Sam Curtis couldn’t help himself. The large model train set whirred to life and the 4-year-old had to tell his mother.

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