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Scrapbook: December '84 a time of giving and learning

Scrapbook: December '84 a time of giving and learning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Your trash could become a holiday treat for some goats in western Colorado.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Stores busy in wake of holiday

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

It's beginning to look a lot like ... the day after Christmas?

23 NY state parks hosting New Year's Day hikes

The state parks office is encouraging New Yorkers to start the new year with a hike.

ALBANY

It's the season for giving

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

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

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

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'

Is this where George Bailey lived his wonderful life?

Mittens the Elf teaches Sacandaga students

SCOTIA

Mittens the Elf teaches Sacandaga students

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.

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