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Photo of Annual holiday dinner teaches joy of giving
Friday, May 9, 2014

Every year around Thanksgiving time, a service agency named Equinox provides dinners to families who may need assistance.

Photo of Sacandaga Lake history adds to appeal
Friday, May 9, 2014

Sacandaga Lake has a very interesting history.

Photo of Foundation a catalyst for change for needy children of Vietnam
Friday, May 9, 2014

Did you know over a thousand families live in garbage dumps in Vietnam?

Photo of Sister's headaches a symptom of larger problem
Friday, May 9, 2014

Forty-five million people in the U.S. have headaches!

Photo of Is that cup of coffee really worth the jolt of energy?
Friday, May 9, 2014

People like coffee because not only is it one of the world’s voted best morning drink, but because it gives you a bittersweet jolt of energy.

Timeless Steinbeck is a great American author
Friday, May 9, 2014

February 27, 2014 marked John Steinbeck’s one hundred twelfth birthday.

Photo of Mixed-breed dogs make loyal, fun and loving pets
Friday, May 9, 2014

Dogs are man’s best friends who are loyal, fun and loving.

Photo of Fight for fair treatment of workers: Don't buy Nike
Friday, May 10, 2013

Nike products are undoubtedly cool. Fit and flabby alike proudly flaunt “swoosh”-marked apparel, everything from shoes to sweatshirts. Nike customers often don’t realize that by purchasing from Nike, they are supporting the oppression of factory workers overseas.

Photo of All high school students should learn first aid, CPR
Friday, May 10, 2013

CPR saves lives. It is one of those skills that everybody should know, and it can really change someone’s life, as I found out for myself three years ago.

Photo of Auto shop owner following his lifelong love of cars
Friday, May 10, 2013

When Mark Shaver was 16 years old, he bought a car that didn’t run. His mother lent him the money to buy it and told him never to sell it. He worked on the car, and by the time he received his license, the car was drivable.

Nanotech fabrics are a very important invention
Friday, May 10, 2013

Nanotechnology is the application of objects that are a billionth of a meter in size.

Photo of More time in the classroom is a good idea
Friday, May 10, 2013

Gov. Andrew Coumo wants to increase the length of time students in New York state go to school. The United States is falling behind in education compared to other countries, such as China, South Korea, and Canada.

Diabetes can be life-changing in a good way, too
Friday, May 10, 2013

In 2007, diabetes was the fifth leading cause of death to Americans. While more than 23 million people in the U.S. have this affliction, less than 18 million of them have been diagnosed.

Reading teacher ready for life’s next chapter
Friday, May 10, 2013

Local elementary reading teacher Katherine Lancaster retired on Jan. 31. She worked at Elmer Avenue Elementary in Schenectady and has been in the education business for a total of 24 years! And now she is looking forward to opening a new chapter of her life.

Petit, wire walker, puts his life on line for his art
Friday, May 10, 2013

Philippe Petit was a young man sitting in a dentist’s office when he saw the Twin Towers — or rather, a newspaper photo depicting the drawings for the future building that would emerge in New York City — for the first time. At that moment, a dream sparked inside of Petit’s heart and soul, a dream that would take Petit across the world and change the course of his very life.

 

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