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Guyanese Christmas has many flavors

Guyanese Christmas has many flavors

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011
On Christmas Eve, the air will fill with the scent of curry as the Guyanese residents of Schenectady take to their kitchens to cook chicken, goat, duck or lamb curry dishes, along with many other traditional foods.
 
FORT JOHNSON

Support for flood-damaged fort makes for happier holidays

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011
During the aftermath of Hurricane Irene this past summer, Alessa Wylie can remember assessing the damage and thinking, “Well, maybe it’s not so bad.”
As it turned out, the 1749 home to Sir William Johnson wasn’t hit as hard as some other historical buildings along the Mohawk River, but the flooding still took quite a toll.
 

Area authors’ works can make good holiday presents

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011
Looking for a gift that truly captures the Capital Region’s personality?
Try a book. The region is rich both in history and in authors who write about local history or who hail from the area, said Janet Hutchison, owner of The Open Door Book Store and Gift Gallery in Schenectady.
 

Get crafty to create unique, easy-to-make holiday gifts

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011

The holidays can pose a challenge for crafters: What to make for friends and relatives that is useful, attractive — and fast to churn out? Speed and simplicity are key this time of year.
 
Department 56 collectors get into holiday spirit

Department 56 collectors get into holiday spirit

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Gary Pavlic’s house in Troy. But it looks more like Christmas in New York City than in upstate New York.
Pavlic is a collector of Department 56’s Christmas in the City village, a festive collection of porcelain replicas of city landmarks.
 
Historic Shaker house hosts popular craft fair

Historic Shaker house hosts popular craft fair

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011
Most of the time, the 1848 Shaker Meeting House in the Town of Colonie near the Albany International Airport seems like a hallowed place, a perfect example of that religious group’s architecture that also offers a revealing glimpse into its historic past.
 
Advent a season of joy, preparation for Christians

Advent a season of joy, preparation for Christians

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011
For area Christians of some denominations, Advent is a season of waiting, hoping and quiet celebration.
The four-week season that starts the liturgical year anticipates the coming of Christ, both the birth of the Christian savior and his predicted second coming.
 
Postal Service anticipates plenty of cards in the mail

Postal Service anticipates plenty of cards in the mail

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011
Even though fewer people are using first-class mail in general, relying instead on email and social networking sites, the tradition of sending Christmas cards remains strong.
“We still do get a lot of Christmas cards,” said Dan Reilly, Saratoga Springs postmaster.
 
NORAD: Keeping an eye on Santa is a long tradition

NORAD: Keeping an eye on Santa is a long tradition

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011
Winter weather won’t slow down Santa Claus on Christmas evening when the jolly old man transports toys and goodies to children.
Santa and his reindeer are expected to see a safe trip with the help of high-tech support while meteorologists and the government track his path around the world.
According to the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, the 56-year-old tradition of tracking Santa’s travels will continue this year.
 

Candlemakers add aromas, ambience

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011
Cathy Weiner lets other people roll out the holly.
 
Christmas breakfast can be tasty, easy if made ahead

Christmas breakfast can be tasty, easy if made ahead

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011
Breakfast sometimes becomes an afterthought on Christmas Day.
 

Evergreens offer endless decorating possibilities

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011
Winter holidays give us wonderful opportunities to embellish and celebrate. Be it gift giving, parties, menus or décor — there are many uses for a favorite seasonal staple, evergreens. Whether you’re welcoming Christmas, Hanukkah or the New Year, you can find ways to bring green to everything from buffet tables and packages to mantles and doors. So open your home or office to gatherings of this season’s ‘greenings’.
 

Shoppers seek out frugal, useful presents

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011
Versatility, quality and uniqueness are key in the search for this year’s hot gifts — whether they be clothing, toys or jewelry.
In a tough economy, consumers are also looking for value, according to Michael Bernstein, owner of Simon’s Men’s Wear. Reversible sweatshirts are popular, as are dress shirts that have reversible cuffs and collars so they can be adapted, depending on a desired look.
 

CP holiday train rolls in the region Sunday

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011
The CP Holiday Train will haul 14 rail cars worth of holiday spirit to town today.
 

For the Capital Region, a most wonderful time of the year

Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010
The holidays in the Capital Region are filled with tradition.
 
 

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