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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
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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.
 
Making a turducken can be daunting, but worth the wait

Making a turducken can be daunting, but worth the wait

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012
Many challenges await when looking at a counter crowded with the ingredients needed for a turducken — a 4-pound duck stuffed in a 7-pound chicken that’s stuffed in a 15-pound turkey.
 

Gazette Holiday Essay Contest Winner: An exciting time of year for Scotia youngster

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012
Third-grader Olivia Kaye is the winner of The Gazette's Holiday Essay Contest.
 
Tolling of church bells carries special meaning for many; Troy once dominated the industry

Tolling of church bells carries special meaning for many; Troy once dominated the industry

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012
For many, bells are symbolic of the holiday season — from bell choirs to songs such as “Carol of the Bells” to the large bells in church steeples that ring in the season.
 
Locally made gifts are sure to be appreciated

Locally made gifts are sure to be appreciated

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012
Locally made gifts embody the region’s rich manufacturing history.
 
Christmas Eve sermon tip from clergy: Keep it short

Christmas Eve sermon tip from clergy: Keep it short

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012
According to many clergy members in the Schenectady area, divine assistance isn’t always necessary when planning a Christmas Eve sermon.
 
 

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