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Walk aims to erase issue

Eighteen years ago, Linda Rozell-Shannon made a deal with God.

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Hope in a boat

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.

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Community Care makes the move

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.

A push for CPR in schools

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.

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Volunteers mobilize for park cleanups

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.

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No definite path to more rail trail

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.

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Firefighters to ignite heart health

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.

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Facility draws cheers, jeers

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.

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Toeing up to the challenge

Training program prepares runners for the Freihofer's Run for Women

The 34th Freihofer’s Run for Women isn’t until June, but starting Monday, March 19, a group of Capital Region women kicked off their training at The Crossings of Colonie.

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Ellis unveils unique new heart treatment

Schenectady man first patient of new hybrid ablation procedure

For almost 20 years, Schenectady resident Dave Connelly had dealt with heart problems, but he now has a regular heart rate — admittedly, feeling “normal” felt odd at first.

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File under ‘life saver’

Bethlehem Lions and Senior Services provide File of Life program

For the past five years, the Bethlehem Lions Club has been working with the town’s Department of Senior Services to provide seniors with a small, plastic folder that holds all of their important medical documents.

[Correction] Nisky would foot most of rec center bill

Councilman slams plan to borrow for $650k rec center; clubs would pitch in $200k

Plans for a recreation facility at Blatnick Park now call for the town, and not the Niskayuna Soccer and Lacrosse clubs, to cover most of the bill.

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Jump roping for hearts

On Friday, Feb. 17, the main gym of Sand Creek Middle School was pulsing. For more than an hour, speakers blasted the hottest singles as throngs of students laughed, jumped rope and hula hooped for healthy hearts.

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A dueling destiny

Rexford resident tops international tournament in the over 70 division

Locking swords in a heated duel might not be what many envision for their golden years, but for one 76-year-old fencing is more than an outlet to stay physically fit.

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Keeping the mind fresh

Man remembers action-packed life

In 1985, Tom Norton tried his hardest to get on a space shuttle in hopes of playing his violin in space.