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Posted on April 20 at 12:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I am so grateful for Karen Bjornland's article on the swienconka. I knew about where to get the butter lambs, and had already purchased mine, but had no idea where to go for the blessing. St. Adelbert's was right out, because their blessing is connected to the Masses. I sing in our own church choir, and the times conflicted.
My daughter and I ended up going to St. Gabriel's on Saturday. We had gone to St. Mary's, when that was still open, and then followed Fr. Carlino to St. Anthony, but since they had that fire, I didn'think they'd have the blessing.
I grew up in Chicago. We had about 3 Polish parishes within walking distance of my home. I was happy to find the custom was kept here. I miss being able to just go to the grocery store to get the butter lamb, and I've not been able to find the rye bread with the paper cross on it, but having a place I know I can go for the basket blessing was, indeed, a blessing.
Mary Ann Zeszutko

From: Butter lambs are Polish Easter tradition

Posted on August 26 at 11:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

He will be missed by the community. He was an inspiration to many, including young singers. I used to talk with him when my daughter was practicing with the Capital District Youth Chorale, which met at UAlbany.

From: Albany Pro Musica conductor Griggs-Janower dies

Posted on April 5 at 12:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This concert sounds like a lot of fun! I plan on attending, and hope there will be a large audience with me to appreciate this music.

From: Choral group is joined by Musicians of Ma’alwyck for anniversary concert

Posted on March 30 at 12:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

May Mr. Amell rest in the hope of the Resurrection, which we will celebrate on Sunday.

From: Man killed by car in front of Niskayuna church

Posted on November 7 at 12:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Love this! It is so nice when a lost pet story has a happy ending!

From: Missing cat and owner reunited after months apart

Posted on November 11 at 9:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm glad this option is available. One of my friends has an autistic child, and anything that can help that kid is welcome. It's hard to see the struggles he has to go through on occasion, just to live "normally".
It reminds me not to take being "neurotypical" for granted.

From: Initiative brings autistic children and their families out to see movies

Posted on September 22 at 9:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This year, our tomatoes did quite well, as did the green beans. However, our yield on cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, and green peppers were lower than we'd hoped for. Our crop of weeds was lush and abundant, though!

From: How well did your garden do this year?

Posted on August 31 at 6:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Can we be civil in our discourse?
Reading some of the postings makes me say "apparently not". Pity.

From: Let’s hear it for God, guns and, uh, honor

Posted on February 28 at 9:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

When my daughter was born, we received a gift which was inscribed with "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on."
I've always liked that.

From: Speaking of babies

Posted on December 14 at 8:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank you for the review! Enjoy the talent that abounds in the Capital District! Local groups need your support and encouragement.

From: Chorus, Belles and soloists in bright seasonal works

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