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Kristen Roberts

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Scare-Me-Nots save the day (and night)

A kid's-eye view of the Capital District.

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The Family Chow

Burger Centric has options galore

Adventures in dining across the Capital District.

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Kitchen Table Time

Nourish the little noggins

Making memories at the kitchen table.

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Nutrition for a Healthy Family!

My Plate for Kids!

Get Your Plate in Shape for Kids! March is National Nutrition Month – a great time to see if your child’s plate matches the new food guide icon: My Plate. Choosing nutritious, balanced meals for your children is easier than ever with this new icon from the United States Department ...

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Modeling for literacy

Junior League's American Girl fashion show raises money for national organization

The American Girl Fashion Show will be held Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10. Hosted by the Junior League of Albany, the show has raised money for an organization or cause for more than 15 years running.

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2012 Birthday party provider guide

Whether you are planning a simple soiree or an elaborate event, these options are worth exploring

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Spotlight awarded in all areas

Spotlight Newspapers brought home 11 awards from the New York Press Association's 2011 Better Newspaper Contest.

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"The Lost Hero" by Rick Riordan

Meet Piper Leo and Jason as they all go on a quest to save Olympus. Jason wakes up on a bus and he doesn’t remember why. Piper is given a choice to betray her friends and save her father or let him die and save her friends. Leo can work ...

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Kitchen Table Talk

An old Norwegian saying wisely tells us, "It is the duty of the present to convey the voices of the past to the ears of the future."

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Photo Gallery: Get your kicks at Double M Rodeo

The dirt was flying and hoofs thundering at the Double M Rodeo August 11. This Gallery shows the courage of the performers during the event. Lots of pictures to see.

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Triple Threat: The challenges and rewards of parenting triplets in the Capital District

A day defined by a symphony of noises

If it beeps, buzzes, clangs, dings, vibrates, lights up, pops up or chirps, it rules my day.

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Triple Threat: The challenges and rewards of parenting triplets in the Capital District

Triple the savings? Not exactly

How does a family with triplets save money? Is it even possible? Well, yes and no.

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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.

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Glitch By Heather Anastasiu. 308 pages.

Unlike most others in this dystopian fantasy, Zoe can feel things. Hurt, anger, love, all of the emotions most can't feel because of a chip installed in their brains. As she tries to keep her "Glitch" a secret, Zoe finds out that she has the ability to move things with ...

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‘The Paradise Trap’ by Catherine Jinks

When Marcus goes to the beach in an old trailer for a vacation, he didn’t expect anything to happen. He didn’t know that there was a basement in his trailer. One day, when he shows a stepson of his mother’s old friend his trailer, they find a secret trapdoor under ...

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Ballroom dancing hits Slingerlands

Elementary kids get their kicks at after school program

Slingerlands Elementary students are now being given the opportunity to learn how to ballroom dance through a new program being offered after school called Dance Crazy Kids.