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Photo Gallery: Night at the Rodeo

Double M is full of tosses and turns

A sign of summer in Ballston Spa is the Double M Professional Rodeo each Friday and Saturday night.

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New 214-acre preserve formed along Bozenkill

Dr. Becker’s wish granted after his death

Dr. Milford Becker spent the last years of his life trying to preserve some of the land he owned, but he did not see his vision realized. Almost seven years after passing away, his wish is coming true.

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Full Cirque

Montreal troupe presents a show that combines circus arts, music, dance and theater

It’s big top meets hip-hop meets West Side Story in Cirque Éloize’s newest show, “iD,” which has set up camp at its summer home at Proctors this month, opening this past weekend to much fanfare.

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Bethlehem Parks and Recreation seeks new AEDs

Director Nan Lanahan says replacements needed by the first of the year

New automated external defibrillators are needed for the Bethlehem Parks and Recreation Department.

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Two decades of neighbors caring for one another

Community Caregivers raffles custom pendant, to hold appreciation reception

Community Caregivers is celebrating its 20th anniversary by holding a raffle for a one-of-a-kind gold pendant featuring the nonprofit’s logo of clasped hands forming a heart.

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Family outing

African American cultural celebration at Empire State Plaza will feature entertainment and activities for all ages

The Empire State Plaza will come alive with a celebration of African American heritage on Saturday, Aug. 2, with African American Family Day scheduled from noon to 7 p.m.

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The buzz at Farnsworth Middle School garden [video]

Local beekeepers looking to spur interest in honey hobby, offer guidance

Jennifer Ford and Keith Freeman conducted their first beehive inspection Friday morning, July 18, at Farnsworth Middle School’s Organic Garden. The couple has kept beehives at their home since 2008 and started maintaining one at the garden this summer.

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The search begins

Young scientists compete to see who can tell the best science tale

A large stage, four curious judges and 10 contestants with only three minutes to perform.

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Drama outside theater walls

Eighth annual Helderberg Theater Festival features twist on classic, youth directors

The Classic Theater Guild Inc. and Indian Ladder Farms are teaming up again for The 2014 Helderberg Theater Festival, which will be held outdoors at the farm from July 17 to 27.

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Dragons and damsels

Landis Arboretum program will take people on a dragonfly hunt

Get an up close look at some unique insects during “Dragonflies and Damselflies,” on Saturday, July 19, at the Landis Arboretum. Anne Donnelly, dragonfly surveyor for the New York State Natural Heritage Program, will lead the afternoon "field trip."

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Hoffman’s Playland set to take its final ride

Colonie’s amusement park will close in September

After 62 years, one of area’s best-known amusement parks is set shut down the rides for good at the end of the summer as the owners look to enjoy the rewards from decades of hard work.

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Photo Gallery: End of an era

Hoffman's Playland set to close in September

With Hoffman's Playland owners David and Ruth Hoffman announcing the amusement park's closure in September, families are taking advantage of every opportunity to ride the rides one more time.

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Local ballerinas are one step closer to their dreams

Three Capital District girls selected as understudies for New York City Ballet

Dancing with the New York City Ballet is the dream of nearly every American ballerina, but few are given the opportunity prior to high school.

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Voorheesville quilters host show

The Voorheesville Village Quilters are busy getting ready for their sixth bi-annual quilt show, to be held on Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 13.

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USS Slater returns to Albany

Iconic destroyer underwent $1.2M in renovations

After undergoing 12 weeks of repairs in Staten Island, the USS Slater, one of the last remaining ships of its kind, made it back to Albany in time for the Fourth of July weekend.