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Stable hands

Albany Therapeutic Riding Center seeking volunteers

Finding a sense of peace within the quiet, rural landscape below the Helderberg Escarpment likely is not difficult for most people. For more than 30 years, a local nonprofit has tapped into it to provide therapy for mentally and physically disabled individuals.

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Heart Association rallies for CPR in schools

Survivors share their stories of how life-saving skill has had an impact

A woman attending a recent rally in support of a bill that would make it mandatory for schools to teach students CPR said her husband wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the fact that her son was taught CPR in health class at Sand Creek Middle School.

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A healing journey

Hospice Walk raises money for programs that provide comfort to families facing the terminal illness of a loved one

There is a lot that goes into hospice services beyond providing care for the terminally ill.

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The journey back

A traumatic brain injury robbed Delmar resident Bart Goldstein of his former life, but he and his family hope his road to recovery can show others the way

A traumatic brain injury robbed Delmar resident Bart Goldstein of his former life, but he and his family hope his road to recovery can show others the way.

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Firehouse fitness

Shaker Road offers exercise classes for all ages, but without participation, the program could fold

Fitness classes at Shaker Road firehouse aim to involve everyone from children to seniors, but without more participation, their future is uncertain.

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.

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The ABCs of infant sleeping

Albany County highlights National Baby Safety Month, gives task force progress update

The Albany County Safe Sleeping Task Force’s latest initiative isn’t an exercise in remembering the alphabet, but rather another outreach effort cautioning parents and caretakers to not sleep in bed with an infant.

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Families at the finish line

Colonie Youth Center holds 10th annual 5K and kids runs promoting health and wellness

The Colonie Youth Center will mark a decade of hosting its annual Crossings 5K Challenge and Kids Runs on Sunday, Sept. 29, in The Crossings Park at the Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center located at 30 Aviation Road in Colonie. There is race-day registration available.

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Race battles the ‘silent killer’

5K run/walk aims to raise ovarian cancer awareness and support research

The 12th Annual Teal Ribbon Run/Walk, coordinated by Caring Together, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15, and kicks off at 9 a.m. at Washington Park in Albany.

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Guilderland YMCA has a new executive director

Venter eyes increasing community outreach, fostering new programs

Ryan Venter believes most people don’t really know everything the Guilderland YMCA has to offer, but as its new executive director he wants to tell them.

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Steps taken with purpose

Delmar woman training for marathon walk benefiting Boston cancer institute

Terry Moskowitz is walking 10 miles every other day, and pulling 20 on the weekends, but her pace has more behind it than desire for a solid workout.

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Fitness and fun reach new heights

Guilderland reopens rock-climbing wall housed in historic barn to public

The Guilderland Rock Adventure Barn, or GRAB, reopened to the public last month after closing its doors several years ago following waning interest. Public use of GRAB is limited to Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the end of August.

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Hamilton Square renovations move ahead

VENT Fitness opens, M&T breaks ground, Starbucks brewing at Guilderland plaza

Hamilton Square, formerly named 20 Mall, is looking to redefine not only the plaza’s name, but also what residents have come to expect of its offerings.

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Bikes bring balance

YMCA’s Pedaling for Parkinson’s comes to the Capital District

New YMCA program helps relieve the symptoms Parkinson's disease.

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Menands market marks 80 years

Outlet serves as buy local point for wholesale and retail buyers

Since it first opened in 1933, the Capital District Cooperative, Inc. has traveled a road of changes. With the rising “buy local” movement, the Menands-based farmers market is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a bigger presence than ever.

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