Health & Fitness


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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.

A better way to discover the outdoors

There are 202 miles of bike and pedestrian trails and 124 miles of snowmobile trails in Saratoga County. Now, the entire trail system is compiled into a comprehensive trail map available online at www.saratogaplan.org.

Little ‘hero’ inspires family, friends

Benefit to be held for child with Marfan Syndrome

The Siciliano family of Latham were told by their doctor they should be getting running shoes for yet-to-be-born baby Logan, but when he was born it turned out he might not ever be able to run.

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Former cleaners a superfund site

DEC officials say groundwater contaminated

The former Damshire Cleaners building has now been named an inactive hazardous waste disposal site by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and is awaiting a remedial investigation.

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Farm to You Fest another success

The Bethlehem School District’s Squash Hunger food drive resulted in the donation of hundreds of pounds of fresh, locally-produced foods for distribution to area soup kitchens and food pantries.

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Kayaking for a cure

Father kayaks in honor of his daughter

Linda Wells loved to dance.

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When the Olympians come calling

Fifteen years ago, Saratoga Springs chiropractor Dr. David Gabay worked with the U.S. Olympic team at the training center in Colorado Springs, Colo., before the Atlanta summer games in 1996.

ClearView, Equinox to merge

Organization will combine services to provide shelter and assistance for those in need

The ClearView Center and Equinox announced they are joining forces and will be known as just Equinox when the merger is complete.

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Radio show gets 'hands on'

Walt Adams takes an old school approach to radio. Every Sunday morning he broadcasts contemporary jazz from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on STAR 101.3 FM; but music wasn’t enough.