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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.
 
Toy convoy gathers donations of fun for needy kids
SARATOGA COUNTY

Toy convoy gathers donations of fun for needy kids

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
Thousands of toys were loaded into hundreds of cars and trucks Sunday in the Wilton Walmart store parking lot to help support the Convoy for Tots initiative.
 
Wee hours of Black Friday start slow
SARATOGA COUNTY

Wee hours of Black Friday start slow

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014
Some Black Friday Early Risers have become All-Nighters, as malls and stores that have remained open since Thanksgiving night attracted a small but hardy band of shoppers Friday morning at the oddest of hours.
 
Run and eat: Turkey Trots draw a crowd
CAPITAL REGION

Run and eat: Turkey Trots draw a crowd

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
Running in below-freezing temperatures the morning after a nor’easter dumped nearly a foot of snow on the ground is not the hard part.
 
The yuletide season brings tree-mendous festivals

The yuletide season brings tree-mendous festivals

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
If Jo Ann Menzer were a Christmas tree ornament, she’d probably top the tree.
 
Annual Gazette parade kicks off holiday season
SCHENECTADY

Annual Gazette parade kicks off holiday season

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Thousands of children and adults swarmed State Street for the 47th annual Gazette Holiday Parade, which was hosted by the Chamber of Schenectady and featured more than 100 floats.
 
Habitat gives Schenectady family home for the holidays
SCHENECTADY

Habitat gives Schenectady family home for the holidays

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Jose Gonzalez and Maricely Torres were handed the keys to their first home — built by Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County — during a dedication ceremony Saturday.
 
Spectators brave cold for candy and Santa at Johnstown parade
JOHNSTOWN

Spectators brave cold for candy and Santa at Johnstown parade

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
With 25-degree temperatures and about 5,000 people on the curbs, fire trucks, dancers, ambulances, gymnasts, angels and costumed characters all put on a show at Friday's 10th annual Classic Image Johnstown Holiday Parade
 
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.
 
 

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