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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.
 
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.
 
 

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