Voorheesville student attends Boston University Tanglewood Institute
Voorheesville High School student Rebecca Barron was selected to study French horn at the prestigious Boston University Tanglewood Institute this summer.
Local artist balances work, family and life in quest to perfect his style
For some, it might take some trial and error to find a driving passion. It wasn’t until David Arsenault's mid-30s when he decided to study painting at the University at Albany that the light bulb finally flickered on.
Group of self-proclaimed geeks starts up website from Colonie
Like most startups, the breakthrough idea for “The Brotherhood of Evil Geeks” was a combination of ingenuity and luck.
Bethlehem at epicenter of emerald ash borer infestation that expert says could explode
The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County on Tuesday, June 25, hosted Mark Whitmore, a forest entomologist at the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University, for a presentation on updated information about emerald ash borer infestations and what communities can do to address them. The emerald ash borer, or EAB, has already been confirmed at more than 20 locations in Albany County.
Local concert series offer a season of free entertainment
The towns of Bethlehem, Colonie, Guilderland and New Scotland offer several chances to enjoy the outdoors while bands perform. The venues range from the lawn outside of a library to a performing arts center stage, but the low price of “free” remains the same.
Band returns to NY July 19 for Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
The North Country’s own Gibson Brothers bluegrass band will return to New York state for performances July 19 at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival with a new mandolin player.
Nearly $80k awarded between Voorheesville and Altamont
The New York State Library has awarded more than $300,000 to Albany County libraries in an effort to help fund the needed projects, with nearly $80,000 awarded to the Voorheesville Public Library and the Altamont Free Library.
Second "Fireflies and Fairy Tales: A Solstice Celebration"
The second “Fireflies and Fairy Tales: A Solstice Celebration” on Thursday, June 20, which was held along a one-mile portion of the Albany County Rail Trail.
Acoustic roots music festival welcomes families, keeps traditions alive
Traditional acoustic music will once again be played at the 33rd annual Old Songs Music Festival, which kicks off Friday, June 28, at 3 p.m. and ends Sunday night at the Altamont Fairgrounds.
Uncle Sam heritage to be celebrated in Troy on Saturday
Though he wasn’t widely recognized until long after his death, a well-known meat packer from the City of Troy is the pride and joy of Trojans today.
Highlights from the 2013 Bethlehem Memorial Day Parade.
Central Avenue BID, Equinox hold sidewalk art contest to coincide with Tulip Fest
Each spring, thousands of tulips take over downtown Albany. The appearance of the flowers mark the beginning of spring in the city and have a way of bringing a feeling of renewal to Albany each year.
'Classical Kids' stops in North Colonie to introduce youngsters to world of dance
Siobhan Dunham and two other professional dancers spent the morning of Friday, May 3, at Shaker High School with the entire district’s fifth-grade students for the arts education series “Classical Kids.” The school-based program is sponsored by SPAC and Union College, and was created in 1993 to help provide an interactive approach for children to learn about classical music and dance.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus speaks to the child in every seat
Not many kids plan to run a circus when they grow up - and it’s not exactly what Johnathan Lee Iverson had in mind either as a kid growing up in New York City.
Shaker High grad Dana Lee Hom releasing first album, “Almost Gone”
It took love, heartbreak and a bout of emotional numbness for Dana Lee Hom to put together her first full-length album. Now that she’s ready to release those songs to the public, she feels like the burden of some of her troubles is disappearing.
- Local summer concert series schedule
- Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny at The Crossings on March 23
- Local rapper writes SUNY anthem
- Local writers to be featured
- SCCC School of Music Open House
- Niskayuna 2012 Summer Concert Series
- One County, One Book nominations start
- 'Contact the Editor' Link
- Students thank BC music teacher with song
- Addams Family kills Proctors crowd