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Toy train sets have been under the Christmas tree for more than a century

Toy train sets have been under the Christmas tree for more than a century

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013
Santa Claus’ mode of transportation has traditionally been a reindeer-powered sleigh, but somewhere along the way, toy trains chugged their way into Christmas tradition.
 
Firm’s holiday display lights up the night along Route 9
ROUND LAKE

Firm’s holiday display lights up the night along Route 9

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013
At holiday time, there’s a stretch of road in Round Lake where every night is merry and bright.
 
Many begin hauling home trees the day after Thanksgiving
CAPITAL REGION

Many begin hauling home trees the day after Thanksgiving

Friday, Nov. 29, 2013
While buyers crowded malls and major stores Friday for Christmas presents, others looked for the Christmas presence — tall trees that will be decorated in reds, blues, golds and greens and be lighted through the new year.
 

Over 13,000 'trotters' brave the cold

Friday, Nov. 29, 2013
Over 13,000 runners braved frigid conditions Thursday morning to burn off some calories before their holiday feasts.
 
Stockade potluck brings together old friends and new ones
SCHENECTADY

Stockade potluck brings together old friends and new ones

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013
About 50 people stopped by the Moon and River Cafe to have their Thanksgiving turkey and fixings and also to have a conversation with their neighbors.
 
Dailey Turkey Trot among events drawing thousands
CAPITAL REGION

Dailey Turkey Trot among events drawing thousands

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013
Nearly 3,000 runners participated in the Christopher Dailey Foundation’s annual Turkey Trot on Thursday.
 
Take care when choosing coniferous centerpiece
CAPITAL REGION

Take care when choosing coniferous centerpiece

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013
A decked-out tree is often the centerpiece of a home decorated for Christmas, which can make choosing the right tree a high-stakes decision.
 
Football games a holiday staple
ROTTERDAM

Football games a holiday staple

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013
For roughly three dozen former Pop Warner players and their families, playing a full morning of flag football has become a tradition on the fourth Thursday of November that is just as ingrained as eating platefuls of turkey.
 
Hanukkah-Thanksgiving convergence rare indeed

Hanukkah-Thanksgiving convergence rare indeed

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013
In addition to mashed potatoes, sweet peas and apple pie, Jewish families will serve a big helping of history on Thanksgiving. Hanukkah, the celebrated season of light, begins at sundown today — the eve of autumn’s top family holiday, Thanksgiving. Such a convergence hasn't happened since 1888 and it'll be a while before it happens again.
 
Hancock Village set to host a typical Shaker supper

Hancock Village set to host a typical Shaker supper

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013
Autumn meals at Hancock Shaker Village, a farming community that began in Pittsfield, Mass., during the late 1780s, depended on harvest goods and smart storage practices. Two hundred years ago, dinner tables would have been full of hearty foods.
 
Chamber to honor 16 groups for floats
SCHENECTADY

Chamber to honor 16 groups for floats

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013
Sixteen groups will receive awards or recognition for their participation in Saturday’s Gazette Holiday Parade, the Chamber of Schenectady County announced today.
 

Gillibrand volunteers in western NY for holidays

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will be serving lunch at a community center and putting together gift baskets in western New York as the holidays approach.

 
Volunteers hand out dinner fixings to 2,742
SCHENECTADY

Volunteers hand out dinner fixings to 2,742

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013
Sunday afternoon, the local Concerned for the Hungry group distributed the fixings for Thanksgiving dinner to 2,742 of Schenectady County’s less fortunate families.
 
Volunteers in Glenville bake pies for less fortunate
GLENVILLE

Volunteers in Glenville bake pies for less fortunate

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013
The ingredients required for a happy Thanksgiving: 8 bushels of apples, 25 gallons of pumpkin purée, 150 pounds of flour, 25 volunteers and a whole lot of kindness.
 
Gazette Holiday Parade a roaring good time for all
SCHENECTADY

Gazette Holiday Parade a roaring good time for all

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013
The 46th annual Gazette Holiday Parade plowed through downtown Schenectady with all of the sights the community has come to expect: elaborate floats, marching bands, dance troupes and fire trucks galore.
 
 

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