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Toasty Toes collecting pajamas and socks to give to needy children

Trista Bradt will never forget her blonde inspiration: A little girl, small and cold. Bradt met her in 2013, as she and her mother delivered Thanksgiving food to a needy family in Schoharie County.

Pastor hugs parishioners to convey God’s love

The messages Rev. Karen L. Smith gives to her congregation are sort of public — sort of physical, too.

Tribute artist Brian DiGiuseppe honors Frank Sinatra’s music

The Rotterdam singer has been performing as a Sinatra tribute artist for the past 20 years and will celebrate the Sinatra centennial.

The pie’s the limit

For Maryann Ronsani Chiaro, visions of sugarplums will have to wait.

Mohon grad Ferraro creating his own personal galaxy

Anthony Ferraro remembers the day he first visited a galaxy far, far away.

TV commercials -- good and bad

We can all rest assured — death and taxes will always be parts of our lives. So will television commercials.

Short takes on fast food, the holidays and baseball’s big finale

All-day breakfast, Don Corleone ornaments and fondly remembering World Series of days gone by.

Poet for hire: Communication is name of the game

All Meghan Marohn needs is a few minutes worth of conversation.

Glenmont tinsmith shares history, craft

Soldiers on the job during the late 1700s kept their cannon fuses out of the weather. In some places, they stashed them in what military historians call artillery primer pouches. Others would probably just call them tin boxes. One of these boxes was found at the Fort Plain blockhouse during ...

Habits learned in youth lead to powerful results

My father, the late Harold J. Wilkin Jr., was proud of his efficiency.

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