This Point of View column appeared in the March 27, 2013, edition of the Colonie Spotlight.
North and South Colonie districts selected among best communities for music education
Both North and South Colonie school districts have been recognized as two of the best districts at which to receive a music education nationwide.
Costume designer to teach group sewing classes to kids
To costume designer Amelia Dombrowski, cultivating the imagination is an important building block in a child’s life.
Voorheesville workshop takes a graphic approach to storytelling
Elementary students were creating their own characters instead of reading about them Friday, March 15, at Voorheesville Public Library Friday, during a workshop hosted by Matthew Laiosa.
Rapper B. Martin’s ‘SUNY Anthem’ racks up views on YouTube
Brendan Martin turned his words into positive messages and not too long after graduating UAlbany 2010, and he showed off his skills to the entire SUNY system by writing “The SUNY Anthem,” released on YouTube on Feb. 27.
Lifetime Network fought decision to keep made-for-TV movie from airwaves
The Lifetime Network movie about the Christopher Porco murder case set to air this weekend will air as planned after the 29-year-old subject obtained an emergency court order to halt its premier.
More than just beer on tap at second Night at the Brewseum.
St. Patrick’s Day the theme for family-friendly Café Malta performances
Elyse Young is once again bringing cafe-style entertainment to Malta, but this time it has a touch of the Irish.
Two Guilderland ‘Red Riders’ prepare for Tour de Cure
Pedaling for 50 miles on a bicycle would be an accomplishment for most, but for an 11-year-old with Type 1 diabetes, it is about more than just the ride.
Guilderland student publishes children’s book on Karner Blue
The Pine Bush Saturday, March 9, will celebrate the release of Natasha Permaul’s book about the life cycle of a Karner Blue butterfly. The children’s book started as a seventh-grade science project.
SUNY Potsdam faculty visit high school, speak about state of music industry
Several Crane teachers came to Colonie Central High School on Thursday, Feb. 28, and Friday, March 1, where they performed and gave advice to students about where they can go with their musical skills. Performances included concerts by the Crane School of Music Symphony Orchestra and the Potsdam Brass Quintet.
For the past six years, Bethlehem Central faculty have gathered to play in a basketball game aimed at raising money to benefit the district’s classrooms. They’ll be doing the same this year, but with some notable twists.
Saratoga Racing says destination of casino money must be decided
While Saratoga Springs leaders are anxious to see Saratoga Casino and Raceway chosen as one of seven permanent casino sites that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing, their main concern is protecting the horse racing industry and the revenue it brings in to the state.
Conservancy group to develop trails on parcel
The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is planning to turn 30 acres of land in the Town of Bethlehem into hiking trails for public use.
Niskayuna Boy Scout collecting flags at drop boxes for proper disposal
After several years of dedication to Boy Scout Troop 34, Brandon Fine is collecting old, worn American flags for his Eagle Scout project, which was inspired by his late grandfather.
- Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny at The Crossings on March 23
- Tonko to visit V'ville library, discuss healthcare changes
- Colonie Restaurant Week to Run March 18-24, 2013
- Local rapper writes SUNY anthem
- Schenectady Restaurant Week (Feb. 18-24)
- Local writers to be featured
- SCCC School of Music Open House
- CROP Hunger Walk harvests more than $50k
- Cricket steps up another notch as Tri-City joins Commonwealth League
- Tours offered at new Nisky fire station