This Point of View column appears in the Feb. 4 edition of Spotlight News Living.
A new company has uphill battle to win back a community
The cold winds of winter came early last October when fans of the area’s only indoor go-kart facility learned owners boarded up the doors to their Crossgates Commons location and disappeared.
Bethlehem man ordained as deacon later in life, seeking priesthood
Many people try to find, and fulfill, what they believe is their true calling in life. A local man, however, feels he found his second calling later in life.
Brown School students taught real life lessons
Nestled within the suburbs of a city once known to light the way of the world, a primary school is leading kids down the path of philanthropy, and doing so with a hands-on approach.
Tonko rewards local man’s fight to honor another soldier
A local Korean War veteran’s elation was only beginning to subside two days after attending the 2015 State of the Union address, with him proudly pulling his gold-tinged ticket out an envelope.
Local experts piece together a fool proof plan for Super Bowl Sunday
The day is soon upon us when the best gladiators of the gridiron converge into battle to signal the climactic end of another dramatic season.
Local high school tackles the global phenomenon
The practice of composing a self-portrait dates back several centuries to ancient sculptors who’d depict their likeness into stone. Conversely, what was once an exhibition of one’s artistic talent, the advent of technology and social media has reduced this form of expression as a whimsical and instantaneous declaration of one’s self — the selfie.
Bethlehem Middle School students ready to perform ‘Bye, Bye Birdie, Jr.’
Audience members will likely leave with a happy face after watching an upbeat, humorous tale featuring a rock ’n’ roll heartthrob crooning sock hop tunes.
Altamont Free Library trustees appoint Joseph Burke to leadership post
Altamont Free Library Board of Trustees selected Joseph Burke to be the library’s new director last month from a pool of 19 candidates. Burke officially stepped into his new role on New Year’s Day, with his contract initially for one-year.
Renowned pianist and jazz musician Wataru Niimori teaches young children the basics of music at The Music Studio
With 27 years of experience under his belt, renowned pianist and jazz musician Wataru Niimori decided to change his tune for the Capital District, moving from the stage to the front of a classroom.
Monster Jam to unleash vehicular mayhem
Either from the immense heights to which they are built — measuring as high as 11 feet — or the primal scream emitted by the revving of a 1500-horsepower engine, the given name of Monster Truck is fitting.
Albany residents regain perspective of life in storied South End
Once upon a time, the governor took the visiting princess on a journey to survey his capital city. As they both traveled by car over potholed streets and tenant houses in shambles, the governor was said to be embarrassed. Is that not how stories with princesses usually go?
Despite chaotic weather, there is snow on the hills and ski season is in session
Judging from the valleys, the winter weather has been hit-or-miss for local skiers.
There was plenty to speak about in 2014
A look back at the year that was in the towns of Bethlehem, New Scotland and Guilderland.
The coming of the new year is not without sadness
A look back at the year's events in the Town of Colonie.
- Portion of Albany County Rail Trail closed
- NYS YMCAs to hold advocacy day at Capitol on May 7
- Dani Moz talks moving on to the Top 12
- Thacher Park Final Master Plan
- Thacher and Thompson Lake master plan public hearing announced
- Local summer concert series schedule
- 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