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Park lovers give back

Volunteers pitch in to help Thacher Park for 'I Love My Park Day'

More than 50 people turned out to lend Mother Nature a helping hand at John Boyd Thacher State Park for New York state's second "I Love My Park Day" on Saturday, May 4.

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[Photo Gallery] Taking a peek at farm life

Indian Ladder Farms showcases baby animals and activities

Baby animals returned to Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont on Saturday, May 4, with children clamoring to chicks, ducklings, bunnies, lambs, pigs and goats.

Forest Walk stops in Normanskill

Forest Owners Association looks to promote knowledge of responsible festry

Members of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy are looking to educate landowners about forest management with a woods walk through the Normanskill Preserve.

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Growing green habits

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.

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Quarter-century for Delmar Dash

Race that turns 25 this year started as weekly running group

The Delmar Dash will run for the 25th time on Sunday, April 14, at 9 a.m., kicking off at Bethlehem Central Middle School. Event organizers are planning to recognize the founders of the Delmar Dash.

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Wood frog’s awakening signals spring

The first time I heard the wood frog (Rana sylvatica), I thought, “Oh no, someone is strangling ducks in the pond!”

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Pedaling with a purpose

Two Guilderland 
‘Red Riders’ prepare
 for Tour de Cure

Pedaling for 50 miles on a bicycle would be an accomplishment for most, but for an 11-year-old with Type 1 diabetes, it is about more than just the ride.

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Story emerges from cocoon

Guilderland student publishes children’s book on Karner Blue

The Pine Bush Saturday, March 9, will celebrate the release of Natasha Permaul’s book about the life cycle of a Karner Blue butterfly. The children’s book started as a seventh-grade science project.

Van Dyke Spinney donates land

Conservancy group to develop trails on parcel

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is planning to turn 30 acres of land in the Town of Bethlehem into hiking trails for public use.

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Every dog has its night

Niskayuna installs lights at dog park after pleas from residents

Mary Jane Sansevere organized residents frequenting Niskayuna’s dog park, located in Blatnick Park, to petition the town to install lights, which were recently added to the park for less than $2,000.

DEC awards $50k for waterfront projects

Three grants given to Schenectady County-based initiatives

For the first time, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has awarded grants to support Mohawk River Basin area projects, with three of the six grants anchored in Schenectady County.

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Fervent frustration at firearms forum

State Police answer questions on new gun laws, face charged reactions

Hunters and competitive shooters turned out in numbers at a Wednesday, Jan. 30, forum held by police to field questions about the state’s new gun laws, but the most popular query — why the law was adopted in the first place — went largely unanswered.

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Grants aim to keep history afloat

Erie Canalway grants awarded to three area organizations

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announced $45,800 in grants awarded to nine organizations throughout the state at Proctors on Friday, Jan. 18. Three Capital District organizations will receive a total of $17,500.

Group to make strides for Sandy Hook

Niskayuna run to benefit local and Newtown remembrance efforts

The Niskayuna Strides for Sandy Hook 5K will step off at Niskayuna Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, with a 1-mile walk starting at 9:45 a.m. The race will coincide with the one taking place in Newtown, but it will also hold a more local meaning, too.

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Family ties run deep on these slopes

Maple Ski Ridge to host 50th anniversary celebration

To celebrate Maple Ski Ridge’s 50th anniversary there, will be a weekend of events from Thursday, Jan. 17, to Sunday, Jan. 20. The business has largely tailored itself to suit its customers, serving as a family-friendly destination and welcoming seniors who are still hitting the slopes.