This Point of View column appeared in the March 27, 2013, edition of the Colonie Spotlight.
The Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Schenectady County was awarded an $189,500 grant Wednesday, Feb. 13, to support its “Health Shares: Doctors Prescribing Healthy Local Produce to At-Risk, Low Income Families” initiative.
Unique chocolate treats offer break from Valentine’s Day tradition
While chocolate is often seen as a can’t-fail Valentines gift, the traditional heart-shaped box of sweets might strike some as clichéd. But for those looking to stray from convention will be met with a sweet surprise at Capital District candy shops.
Mac-n-Cheese Bowl to benefit appetites, food bank
One of America’s favorite comfort foods will take over the Albany Marriott ballroom on Saturday for the fourth annual Mac-n-Cheese Bowl.
Reality show star draws a crowd at Nisky book signing
A line stretched throughout a local grocery store on Friday, Nov. 30, as fans of Buddy Valastro, star of the TLC reality show “Cake Boss,” clamored for books, cakes and a chance to meet the big-time baker.
Mall managements hopes new business will draw crowds
After years of courting entertainment options to fill vacant space within Crossgates Mall, officials recently announced that a Dave and Busters will be coming to the shopping center.
Key Hall hosts larger prepared foods selection and more programs
Winter’s chill forces the Schenectady Greenmarket indoors every year, but patrons will find more offerings in a larger space this season.
Tea House Asian Bistro opens in former Friendly’s building
Jim Zheng has always wanted to own an authentic Asian teahouse and now his dream is becoming a reality.
Rotterdam family opens restaurant featuring slow-cooked, southern food
Not too long ago, Rotterdam resident Dave Borst, couldn’t tell you what goes into a dry rub or barbecue sauce. Today, he’d invite you to try his own concoctions at his family-owned restaurant North Country BBQ in Rotterdam.
Cooking Channel features Elsmere firefighter in upcoming episode
Delmar Resident Christopher Massie will be featured on The Cooking Channel's new show "My Grandmother's Raviolis" hosted by Comedian Mo Rocca.
Mercy for Animals pickets against Wal-Mart's practices
Members of a national animal rights organization made their way to Glenmont in late September to protest the alleged abuse of pigs by Wal-Mart pork suppliers.
Patrons start lining up night before at Latham’s newest eatery
Hundreds of hungry, crab-loving customers waited outside for hours at the grand opening of Joe’s Crab Shack on Monday, Sept. 10, in Latham.
Growers try to make the best of a devastating apple season
Although a late frost in the spring has damaged a large portion of the area’s apple crops, local growers are still urging families to keep their annual tradition of visiting an apple farm this fall.
More Perreca’s hires SCCC grad, young chefs beef up downtown offerings
As one family business expands its restaurant and refines it fare, the reins are in the hands of someone outside the family for the first time.
Guilderland woman with soft serving past opens ice cream shop
One woman started twisting out soft serve ice cream as a teenager and recently purchased her own store in Rotterdam, with hopes her family will continue the business.