The start of summer means the return of outdoor music around the Capital District and there are plenty of ways to spend a warm summer night right in the Town of Colonie. From a line-up heavy on upbeat rock music at Cook Park to a summer of purposefully varied acts at The Crossings to theme nights at Buhrmaster Barn, there’s something for just about any musical
In its current form, the Saratoga Memorial Day Parade has been around for at least twenty-five years, though it almost became history until late last week due to a lack of funds and participation.
The rural Town of Charlton may not have as many events as neighboring towns, but when it does, it’s done right.
The Shellstrong Foundation’s most recent effort, the Be StrongStroll, will be held Saturday, June 2, overnight into Sunday. It will be held at Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School starting at 5 p.m. and will end at 7a.m. the following morning.
Annual Five Rivers event teaches youngsters about the environment
Each year since 1995, groups of elementary students from schools throughout the Capital District have been brought to the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar to participate in a conservation field day.
Grant could portend opening of another segment in New Scotland, Voorheesville
The Voorheesville Community and School Foundation has given a significant donation to help open the next section of the Albany County Rail Trail.
Thursday, June 7 will mark the 11th year for the Burnt Hills Flag Day Parade, an idea introduced by BHBL teacher Gary Bynon shortly after Nine Eleven.
Rock and Run 5K presented by WEQX and SPAC
Busy Bone 500 to benefit Saratoga County Animal Shelter
The 6th Annual Busy Bone 500 will take place on Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa.
Jack James, this year's Heart Hero, will be honored at the Capital Region Heart Walk on Saturday, May 12, at The Crossings in Colonie. Registration starts at 9 a.m. for either a one-mile or three-mile walk. Participants can walk solo or form teams ahead of time. An estimated 1,500 walkers are expected to turn out for the event.
Resources for families of autistic children presented at Skidmore College
“Back in the late 80s it wasn’t as prevalent as it is now, it was a rarity and there weren’t nearly the services available as there are now. It was learn as you go.” Julie Marks, founder of ASPIREe on the subject of Autism.
Connections to local food becoming more popular
“In New York State the number of markets has risen from 235 in 2000 to 500 in 2010.That’s a 113 percent increase. What’s more New York State ranks second in the nation for the number of markets. The farmers market is a place where farmers can get the best price for their goods by selling directly to the consumer and cutting out the middleman,” Laurie Ten Eyck, New York field representative for American Farmland Trust.
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.
Beff’s restaurant, a longstanding Capital District eatery, will take over concession duties at the Town of Colonie Golf Course after the Town Board awarded its owners the bid at the Thursday, April 19, meeting.
Many users of the lake may not realize that fishermen, although they may have a motor on their boat, often drift slowly or remain anchored in a given area for a fair amount of time. As a courtesy, and for safety, other users should be aware of this and allow for ample room.