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Cold to greet annual Gazette Holiday Parade
SCHENECTADY

Cold to greet annual Gazette Holiday Parade

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013
Not construction, nor road work, nor even the bitter cold will stop the Gazette Holiday Parade on Saturday.
 
Parade to pay homage to Electric City’s glory days
SCHENECTADY

Parade to pay homage to Electric City’s glory days

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
This year’s theme for the Gazette Holiday Parade is the Roaring Twenties, an economic boom time in the U.S. that saw artistic, industrial and social advances.
 
Johnstown parade organizer hopes work will pay off with big turnout
JOHNSTOWN

Johnstown parade organizer hopes work will pay off with big turnout

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013
Eleven years ago, Karen Coppola led a small and shivering holiday parade as a major blizzard swirled through the streets of Johnstown.
 
Family sending second tree to Empire State Plaza display
SCHENECTADY

Family sending second tree to Empire State Plaza display

Monday, Nov. 11, 2013
Christmas may still be six weeks away, but Schenectady’s Bill and Nancy Winkler are already in the giving spirit.
 
Hot buttered rum has roots dating before American Revolution

Hot buttered rum has roots dating before American Revolution

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012
In the time before the American Revolution, no holiday celebration was complete without revelers lifting up glasses of hot buttered rum, or some similar rum concoction, and toasting the night away.
 
Area notables share some of their favorite family traditions

Area notables share some of their favorite family traditions

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012
Shrimp, balls of yarn, gorilla movies and funny cards all mean the holidays are here for well-known personalities who live and visit in the Capital Region. Local celebrities were happy to share their favorite traditions for autumn and winter gatherings. Some stories may sound familiar — some may sound inspired.
 
Dutch traditions rooted in Old World

Dutch traditions rooted in Old World

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012
In early December, when Americans are busy with Christmas shopping and baking, the Dutch are having fun with their families and neighbors.
 
Homemade greeting cards add personal touch to holidays

Homemade greeting cards add personal touch to holidays

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
It’s that time of year when holiday greeting cards start showing up in mailboxes. But which mailbox should you check this year — the one stuck on a pole at the end of driveway or the one associated with your email account?
 
Many ways to ‘Explore the Night’ Dec. 31 in Saratoga
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Many ways to ‘Explore the Night’ Dec. 31 in Saratoga

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
“Explore the Night” is the theme of this year’s First Night Saratoga, to be held from 5 until midnight on New Year’s Eve in downtown Saratoga Springs.
 

Holidays provide great opportunities for Capital Region artists

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012
As the holidays draw near, local artists are as busy as North Pole elves in basement studios and wood shops across the area.
 

Variety of events will usher in 2013

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012
First Night Saratoga is the Capital Region’s premier New Year’s Eve event, but 2013 will be welcomed in a variety of ways and locations throughout the region.
 
Want to get out of a decorating rut? Try to be creative

Want to get out of a decorating rut? Try to be creative

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012
Consider these fresh, festive decorating ideas from local decorators and artists.
 

Many festivals in region will show off decorated trees

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012
A list of festivals of trees in and around the Capital Region this holiday season.
 
No single item standing out on 'wish lists' this year

No single item standing out on 'wish lists' this year

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012
Whether it be high-tech or low-tech, shoppers will have a variety of gifts to chose from during this holiday season.
 
Some gift-worthy gadgets do more with less

Some gift-worthy gadgets do more with less

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012
Santa’s elves have definitely come a long way from toy trucks and wooden dolls.
 
 

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