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by Jeff Wilkin

Type A To Z

A Daily Gazette life blog
Features reporter Jeff Wilkin on pop culture

Former Fresh Air kid uses Schenectady years to help NYC youth

Darryl Rattray fondly remembers his summers with the Bonitatibus family.

Scholarship winners have overcome adversity

Saratoga Springs High School seniors Colin Brady and Sarah Vanderwerker are the first winners of the Kelly's Angels scholarships.

Restaurateur Palmer and his boat helped form Water Ski Show Team

Rocky Palmer, 97, a longtime Schenectady County ski buff and restaurateur, recalls the start of the Mariaville Lake Ski Club, which evolved into a top show team.

In memory of 'Dan of Steel'

A Niskayuna woman has her hair shaved this weekend for the St. Baldrick's fundraiser and in memory of her late husband.

Library volunteerism big chapter in Rowland’s life

Some people have songs in their hearts. Ellie Rowland has books in her hands.

Ex-trooper calls German shepherd the ‘best partner ever’ in book

One of the last things a burglar wants to see as he’s leaving a house with assorted loot is a state trooper.
And the absolute last thing a crook wants to see is a state trooper with a German shepherd.

Retired couple close as pages in a book — which he wrote

Arthur W. Brown has always been on pretty good terms with fate.

Old lamps, clothes lure buyers to second-hand store

Stuart Armstrong has operated Reruns Consignment store in Saratoga Springs since 1990. In less than two weeks, he closes the store. (Gazette photos by Erica Miller)

'Star Wars' characters make friends at Kidz Expo

For Bob Thayer, there was no rest for the wicked. A short line of short children, most with smiles and wide eyes, waited to meet him at Empire State Plaza in Albany last weekend.

Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons senior to reign as Miss Limerick

For the past 12 years, Andrea Leo never waved to the crowds during her favorite St. Patrick’s Day parades in Albany.

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