Erie Canalway grants awarded to three area organizations
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announced $45,800 in grants awarded to nine organizations throughout the state at Proctors on Friday, Jan. 18. Three Capital District organizations will receive a total of $17,500.
Program takes alternative approach to stop bullying
Finding exactly how to stop bullying has always been a question asked in schools. Today, the age-old problem is only getting more attention.
Union Aquarium founder sells business to longtime employee
After 23 years of running Union Aquarium in Schenectady, owner Paul Sartoris is selling the business to a longtime employee who is stepping forward to keep the shop afloat.
Niskayuna run to benefit local and Newtown remembrance efforts
The Niskayuna Strides for Sandy Hook 5K will step off at Niskayuna Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, with a 1-mile walk starting at 9:45 a.m. The race will coincide with the one taking place in Newtown, but it will also hold a more local meaning, too.
Film on work of Tom Little needs backing for Afghanistan trips
A film will look at the life of Delmar optometrist Tom Little, who was killed in a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan during one of his philanthropic missions to the war-ravaged country.
Maple Ski Ridge to host 50th anniversary celebration
To celebrate Maple Ski Ridge’s 50th anniversary there, will be a weekend of events from Thursday, Jan. 17, to Sunday, Jan. 20. The business has largely tailored itself to suit its customers, serving as a family-friendly destination and welcoming seniors who are still hitting the slopes.
High schoolers collect iPods to donate to Alzheimer’s patients
In a time when technology makes the generation gap seem larger than ever, a group of high school students are working to leverage modern gadgets to bridge that divide.
School district renting out theater as alternative revenue source
Municipalities take heed. Your tax problems may be solved thanks to the groovy tunes of The Beatles.
Rotterdam native has ‘dream job’ with Army Field Band, performs at All-American Bowl
Brian Sacawa, a 35-year-old Rotterdam native, started playing the saxophone in fourth grade and hasn’t really stopped the music since. Today, he’s a member of the U.S. Army Band and tours the country and world.
Glenville nonprofit hosts event to raise awareness, support for homeless youth
Things of My Very Own, Inc., hosted a Sleep out on Thursday, Dec. 20, to raise awareness about homeless youth throughout the Capital District and solicit donations of winter clothing and coats for children in need.
‘Cirque Dreams Holidaze’ to light up Proctors with fantasy and wonder
Before ringing in the New Year, the Mainstage at Proctors will round off the holiday season with four performances from Friday, Dec. 28, to Sunday, Dec. 30, of “Cirque Dreams Holidaze."
Preservationists make push to turn damaged road into historic walkway
The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy recently started an initiative to protect more land around the Wolf Hollow geological fault after securing two easements protecting around 140 acres.
New dog spa caters to the decadent desires of pets and owners
All of the clients at the Greenfield Animal Hospital’s Spa and Salon are of the canine variety, but it’s hard to tell from the menu of treatments offered.
Birchwood PTO holds event rallying for nature park restoration
The Birchwood PTO on Friday, Dec. 7, sponsored a Nature Exploration Event and Nature Park Rally at the Niskayuna school, which is competing for grant funding to restore its nature trail.
Improvements in 32,000-square-foot addition said to improve care
Ellis Medicine representatives, local officials and community leaders gathered on Friday, Dec. 7, to cut the ribbon on Bellevue’s contemporary 32,000-square-foot addition connected to the existing hospital.
- 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