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Jacqueline M. Domin

Stories by Jacqueline M.

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Like mother, like daughter

When Sofia Capek auditioned for “The Nutcracker,” the 8-year-old from Schenectady was hoping to merely land a part – any part.

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Local, independent bookstores can help customers pick the perfect present

Local independent booksellers know that keeping pace with the prices offered online and at bigger bookstores is a tough task.

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Website has expanded the marketplace for local artisans

Amanda Fiandaca has always been crafty – knitting and crocheting things as a hobby. It was her husband who encouraged her to try to make some money with her talents.

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Lighting the way for others

This is the 16th year Capital Holiday Lights will not only entertain visitors from the Capital District and beyond, but pump funds into the Police Athletic League.

A Santa Claus for the young at heart

Program provides gifts to isolated seniors

There was a man who took part in Home Instead’s Be a Santa to a Senior program a few years ago who just wanted a bed for Christmas.

Stories that stand tall

Local storytelling group celebrates landmark

Kate Dudding’s first storytelling experience was with a group of fourth-graders. She started out with a typical “Once upon a time, when animals could talk ...”

Flames flickering for After the Fire relief organization

Fire relief group puts out call for members as ranks dwindle

Membership in After the Fire has dwindled over the years to about 12 members now.

Budget includes sale of Maplewood Manor

Spending plan pitches borrowing on home’s value, budgets for landfill revenue

The 2013 Saratoga County budget, if adopted, would usher in some significant changes.

Turkey Day race comes to Clifton Park

St. George’s starts up 5K as a fundraising effort

Runners looking to put some miles in before indulging in Turkey Day have a new option this year.

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A Saratoga legacy unfurled

A Confederate flag is one key part of an exhibit at the state museum in Albany, “An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State in the Civil War."

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Songs of freedom

Iraq vet combats PTSD, raises awareness through his music

Serving in a combat zone in Iraq was an adrenaline rush that Jason Moon couldn’t duplicate when he came home to Wisconsin. Not that he didn’t try.

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A chance to 'learn llama'

Teri Conroy spends a lot of time out in the community with her farm animals, bringing llamas to libraries, festivals and community events. It's important to her to educate the public about llamas, to give people their own opportunity to "learn llama."

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A festival for every artist

MoHu highlights artistic talents from all over the Capital District

Stretching over a week and a half, from Friday, Oct. 5, to Sunday, Oct. 14, the MoHu Festival kicked off with an interactive arts party at Albany International Airport on Thursday, Oct. 4.

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The moon is within reach

The Schenectady Museum will host one of eight touchable moon rocks in the world when NASA’s Driven to Explore exhibit visits on Thursday and Friday, July 12 and 13.

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This fun is no act

Theater, arts and crafts, much more on tap at this weekend’s Kidz Expo

There is plenty of free excitement on tap at the Hannaford Kidz Expo, which will take place Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tricks and treats on tap for Delmar magic show

Magician holds fund raising show Saturday

Michael “Ace” Russo’s son was afraid of the shadows on his wall. He hadn’t slept for three days. And that meant Russo hadn’t slept for three days. Russo was driving by The Costumer in Colonie when he saw a sign advertising a one-day magic course. And suddenly, he had a plan.

The keys to history

Harpsichord musician to perform at UAlbany

David Schulenberg has spent countless hours playing historic keyboard instruments and listening to music of all kinds. But early on, he was intrigued by something deeper — music as a “learned, scholarly discipline.” He was captivated by music’s role in culture, how it was woven into paintings and literature.

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In the moment

Mop and Bucket Co. serves up improv several ways

Someone in the audience yelled, “Licorice!” and Kat Koppett thought quickly.

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Winging it

Guilderland middle schoolers host annual butterfly exhibit

Every year, Farnsworth Middle School gets a shipment of caterpillar eggs.

Salvage love

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