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A mermaid's tale

V’ville middle schoolers’ latest production is a team effort

Auditions for this year’s middle school production of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” began in early September when 60 students showed up to sing and read lines. By the end of the audition, 60 students remained.

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Making a plan to plant

Garden Club partners with town, DOT to improve median on Cherry Ave.

In its latest effort to improve the overall beauty of the town, the Bethlehem Garden Club is expanding its reach.

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Festival for the minds

MiSci to hold Super Science Weekend, Dudley Observatory kicks off activities

Realizing the richness of the area’s science offerings will be a simple calculation at an upcoming inaugural science festival.

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Healing through art and writing

BCHS class decorates journals for victims of domestic violence

For those who feel embarrassed sharing their troubles with another person, a journal or diary can be a cathartic lifeline, and a group of Bethlehem High School students are using that idea to help victims of domestic violence begin a new chapter of their lives.

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Guilderland Players to present ‘Night Watch’

Thriller is a change of pace for high school acting troupe

The fall production for Guilderland High School’s drama club diverges from its typically comedic selection and turns to “Night Watch,” written by Lucille Fletcher.

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Paint is dry at new artistic haven

Albany Art Room reopens at new location, owner committed to staying in city

Finding a permanent home for a local business catering to artists of all ages ended up taking much longer than watching paint dry.

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Send us your recipes and win!

Share your Thanksgiving traditions with The Spotlight

We are looking for reader-submitted recipes for our Nov. 13 Thanksgiving Lifestyle edition.

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Rail Trail expansion underway

Three-mile section in New Scotland to open this fall, Albany portion eyed for 2015

Enhancements to two bridges along the Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail are progressing, and a three-mile section of the trail through New Scotland is expected to open next month.

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New author celebrates first book

Guilderland native releases adventure fiction novel, initial installment of planned series

The first installment of Benjamin Deer’s adventure fiction series, “Emerus: The Beginning,” was welcomed during a launch party on Friday, Oct. 11, with family and friends offering congratulations and hugs to the newly published author.

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Frightfully friendly

Guilderland’s Trick-or-Treat Street offers festive indoor activities for local families

Guilderland High School is preparing to host its 10th annual Trick-or-Treat Street Saturday, Oct. 26. The event will see the school’s halls, cafeteria and gymnasium transformed into a Halloween haven.

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Bonefish Grill opens Albany restaurant

Chain restaurant offers fresh seafood, specialty cocktails and Sunday brunch specials

Bonefish Grill, a casual dinning seafood chain restaurant, held its grand opening on Monday, Oct. 7, after holding a charity event benefiting the Capital District Habitat for Humanity the prior Saturday.

Celebrate fall at the Pruyn House

Greater Loudonville Association hosts family friendly festival

The Greater Loudonville Association is hosting a fall festival to celebrate the season.

Wordsmiths in our midst

Guilderland Public Library’s event to focus on local authors

Many in the Capital District may be surprised to learn about number of authors in their midst. A neighbor, coworker or acquaintance could be published, with those around them none the wiser.

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Smokey the silent: Smokey Bear visits Pine Bush, but has lost his voice over government shutdown

Smokey Bear stopped by the Discovery Center at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve to educate children on forest fire prevention, but due to the government shutdown, he needed some help.

Discount drug savings reach $3.5M

Albany County residents filed more than 93,000 prescriptions through program

Hundreds of county residents have paid less for prescription medication by simply presenting a card over the past few years. They’ve racked up $3.5 million in savings.