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Crossing cultures to break bread

Mosque hosts interfaith dinner for women to connect and feast during Ramadan

Religion can be a divisive force, but one group of women are devoted to breaking down barriers and inspiring unity, all while sharing some Nan.

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Bagging an end to hunger

Niskayuna Co-op to hold fundraiser for SICM summer lunch program

Many children are excited when the school bell rings for the last time before summer break, but some parents grapple with how they’ll be able to provide lunch during the summer months.

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Green acres for eternity

Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery offers new ‘eco’ burial plots, first of its kind in region

Being green is increasing in popularity and area environmental stewards can now rest easier knowing even after they pass their footprint will be a little smaller.

Local church has a mission

Church holds ice cream social to benefit trip to Nicaragua

Next month, 15 people from Bethlehem Lutheran Church will donate their time to children in need by participating in a service trip to Nicaragua. But to make the trip possible, donations are still needed from members of the community.

Church wants to help rebuild

Money, building supplies will benefit Schoharie County

It’s been more than a half-year since Hurricane Irene wrought devastation in Schoharie County, but one local church is still working to provide for those in need there.

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Photo Gallery: An 'eggs-cellent' Easter adventure

Sonrise Bible Church holds its first Easter Egg Hunt

Sonrise Bible Church held its first Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7, morning with many local families participating in the free event.

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Former Shen teacher to take part in Holocaust Remembrance service

Anthony McCann developed mini course, Literature of the Oppressed

McCann, 70, is a native of Ireland. He may be retired but he is still as passionate about his work as he was in the 1970s when he developed the course Literature of the Oppressed.

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Faith rebuilds a community

Two religious organizations team up to provide lunches for flood victims

Two religions came together to provide a hot lunch for Rotterdam Junction residents as they tried to make their houses homes again.

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Furniture for flood victims

Goods destined for hard-hit Schoharie County

Members of the Delmar United Methodist Church loaded up trucks with household supplies and furniture on Wednesday, Sept. 14, to go to people in Schoharie County impacted by Tropical Storm Irene and the subsequent flooding.

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Two wheels to Tanzania

Delmar man organizing bike collection for overseas aid

Delmar resident Charlie Hughes is leading a bicycle collection on Saturday, Sept. 17.

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Music among the pines

Pine Hollow Arboretum hosts concert to benefit Irene victims

The Pine Hollow Arboretum is hosting a unique musical evening on Sunday, Sept. 25, to benefit the victim of Tropical Storm Irene.

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An event where carrots get top billing

Agudat Achim prepares for annual Carrot Festival with new theme

All of the staple carrot based dishes will be at Agudat Achim’s Carrot Festival this year, but some new treats will be enticing visitors.

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Build your house on the web

Latham-based web company hopes to change the way churches get online

While in the online news world “pay walls” are the topic of the day, in the non-secular sphere some churches are thinking about “prayer walls.”

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St. Gabriel’s Fall Festival rings in fall season

As the summer nears an end and the air starts to chill, parishioners at St. Gabriel’s Church want to warm you up with homemade food and a festive atmosphere.

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Blood drive to commemorate 9/11

After more than 200 blood drives in the month of September, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community hopes to have collected at least 10,000 units of blood, which could save 30,000 people.