Delmar resident launches project to cultivate awareness of native plant species
Loretta Fontaine Castagna has held an interest in native plant life since she was a young girl.
Living Resources’ modern Guilderland group home to house six residents
Living Resources, a Capital District nonprofit, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, May 1, for its group to be located off Ardsley Road in Guilderland. The building was touted as the state’s first barrier-free “smart house” designed especially for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Family-friendly Go Green Day to feature recycling, demos, good eats
Go Green Day 2013 will be held Saturday, April 27, at Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland. Several area groups worked together to create the educational event and recycling drop off, along with opportunities to donate a variety of items to local causes and organizations.
For area quilting group, tradition, service and fellowship are a seamless combination
Q.U.I.L.T. Inc. has met at the Delmar Reformed Church once a month for the past 36 years. They meet to showcase their work, learn new skills and listen to guest speakers.
In tough times, Farnsworth’s Butterfly House and garden exist through fundraisers
Farnsworth Middle School is holding a garage sale fundraiser for the student-run Butterfly House and Organic Garden programs.
Local florists say color and variety add a fun twist to Valentine’s Day
Although red roses continue to be a top seller on Valentine’s Day, some florists have noticed more women are looking for something a little less traditional on the annual day of love.
Union Aquarium founder sells business to longtime employee
After 23 years of running Union Aquarium in Schenectady, owner Paul Sartoris is selling the business to a longtime employee who is stepping forward to keep the shop afloat.
Birchwood PTO holds event rallying for nature park restoration
The Birchwood PTO on Friday, Dec. 7, sponsored a Nature Exploration Event and Nature Park Rally at the Niskayuna school, which is competing for grant funding to restore its nature trail.
Baptist Health hopes to work site’s farming past into life at assisted living development
Spirits were high despite a downpour at the groundbreaking ceremony for Judson Meadows, at 39 Swaggertown Road. Construction had already begun on the $14 million assisted living center, which will have 67 apartments and house 72 people.
Flood recovery efforts a tedious and lengthy undertaking for some
More than a year after floods poured through Rotterdam hamlets, some residents are still working to get back in their homes.
Customers heating bills could drop 3 percent, weather conditions also a factor
Some people might not welcome the first sighting of snowflakes falling, but lower heating bills could help warm winter spirits.
DEC confirms city homeowner’s discovery of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
An invasive species was confirmed as being spotted for the first time in Schenectady County on Monday, Aug. 20, by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
Data show increase in staatewide biker fatalities
Motorcycle registrations are on the rise in New York State tothe tune of a 13 percent increase over the past five years, according to the state Department of Transportation. Census data shows the state is home to over 345,000 registered motorcycles as of 2009. At that time, there were nearly 7.9 million motorcycles registered nationally.
Group dedicates garden in hopes of inspiring younger generation
The Bethlehem Garden Club is working to get younger generations more interested in local horticulture.
The club is a network of growing knowledge about local food and its members are willing to share what they learn, offering food swaps (open to the public and free, donations accepted) and do-it-yourself classes held at various locations throughout the Capital District.