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These gifts will be hits for guys in their 20s

These gifts will be hits for guys in their 20s

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
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

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
“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

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
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

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
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
SCHENECTADY

Christmas a time to remember furry friends

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
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

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
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
SCHENECTADY

Santa letters find a good home at 12345

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
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

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
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

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
In hindsight, it wasn’t my best parenting decision ever.
 
Model railroads stand the test of time
ROTTERDAM

Model railroads stand the test of time

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
Sam Curtis couldn’t help himself. The large model train set whirred to life and the 4-year-old had to tell his mother.
 
Cookie recipe: Crisp Oat Caramel Cookies

Cookie recipe: Crisp Oat Caramel Cookies

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
These lacy cookies are nicely spiced with ground cardamom.
 
Cookie recipe: Berlin Curd

Cookie recipe: Berlin Curd

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
Serve these soft, rich bites with tea.
 
Cookie recipe: Italian Hazelnut Kisses

Cookie recipe: Italian Hazelnut Kisses

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
This Piemontese specialty celebrates the Italian region's great hazelnut production.
 
Cookie recipe: Pine Nut, Orange and Chocolate Drop Cookies

Cookie recipe: Pine Nut, Orange and Chocolate Drop Cookies

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
These easy cookies are crunchy and subtly flavored.
 
Cookie recipe: Hippie Crispy Treats

Cookie recipe: Hippie Crispy Treats

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015
Chocolate and almond butter up the ante on the marshmallow-and-crisped-rice cereal bars of your childhood.
 
 

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