Health & Fitness


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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.

County confirms first ever West Nile case

An older individual has come down with the only case of the West Nile Virus ever reported in Albany County.

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Two wheels to Tanzania

Delmar man organizing bike collection for overseas aid

Delmar resident Charlie Hughes is leading a bicycle collection on Saturday, Sept. 17.

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Four-wheeling for healing

Latham family finds a unique way to take a child’s mind off of illness

When Dan Quaglieri was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma while he was in 8th grade, all he wanted to do was get on his four-wheeler.

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Walking to a cure

8th Annual Walk for Hope continues to grow

Hundreds will gather in Bethlehem's Elm Avenue Park for the 8th annual Albany Capital District Walk for Hope on Sunday, Sept. 11.