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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.
 
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.
 
 

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