Retired teacher revamped old Colonie Youth Center
For nearly five years, the old Colonie Youth Center at 5 1st Ave. has been a dilapidated eyesore, a hollow shell filled only with memories of its vibrant days when it was bustling with the town’s youngest residents.
American Cancer Society recruiting for cancer prevention study
There are 479 people in the Capital District who are helping to fight cancer by raising more than $92,000 for Relay For Life. But this year, there’s another way even more people can join the fight, and it won’t cost a penny.
The Larry Virkler Memorial Defibrillator Fund may be based in Lowville where Virkler was a beloved member of that community, but his son Scott Virkler of Clifton Park has been bringing the mission to his home. His aim is to equip communities, especially sports organizations, with AEDs, or automated external defibrillators.
Lori Noel saw running as a way to stay in control of cancer, a way of “winning the battle,” and it served her well at last year’s Freihofer’s Run for Women, where she ran with her sister, Mary Lee Smaldone of Saratoga Springs.
Rock and Run 5K presented by WEQX and SPAC
Busy Bone 500 to benefit Saratoga County Animal Shelter
The 6th Annual Busy Bone 500 will take place on Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa.
Jack James, this year's Heart Hero, will be honored at the Capital Region Heart Walk on Saturday, May 12, at The Crossings in Colonie. Registration starts at 9 a.m. for either a one-mile or three-mile walk. Participants can walk solo or form teams ahead of time. An estimated 1,500 walkers are expected to turn out for the event.
Eighteen years ago, Linda Rozell-Shannon made a deal with God.
Local dragon boat team seeks new members
A group of 25 breast cancer survivors from around the Capital District are “hope in a boat” every time they paddle their dragon boat around the Hudson River.
Space still available at corner of Delaware and Elsmere
After two years of planning and construction, the new Delaware Avenue Health Park is officially open for business.
When an 11-year-old Colonie Little League player was struck in the chest by a baseball Monday, April 16, his heart stopped. He survived, and early administration of CPR could have been partially to thank.
May 5 set to be first I Love My Park Day across the state
“We know that New Yorkers really love their parks as they showed two years ago when they were threatened with closure.” Laura DiBetta, director of relations for Parks & Trails New York.
Albany County recreation resource dominates executive’s Bethlehem visit
The main concern of residents at Albany County Executive Dan McCoy's Town Hall visit was opening more local sections of the county's rail trail.
Run 4 Your Life raises awareness of firefighter heart health
Despite battling furious flames, firefighters face the biggest risk from inside themselves if they don’t have a healthy heart. One annual race seeks to extinguish that risk.
Nisky councilwoman publicly unveils indoor recreation center plans
Residents expressed mixed reactions towards Niskayuna bonding $350,000 for a new indoor recreation center, with some calling it a wise investment and others a waste of money.