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Chain Meal………..The Olive Garden, Colonie, NY

Hey there, I’m starting off by telling you that I had a fab time with my people. It was a gathering of women and we haven’t seen it other in a loooong time, so it was fun to sit around and catch up. The restaurant was chosen by one of ...

Colonie Corner

Airport offering free blood pressure screenings for holiday travelers

If you're doing some holiday flying this week, why not get your blood pressure checked before boarding? Members of the Albany International Airport’s Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Department will be offering free blood pressure screening for travelers and staff at Albany International Airport through Friday, Dec. 23. The ...

Tasty Trails..... Your pathway to good eats!

A Room with a Surly view……..Country View Diner, Brunswick, NY

After running errands up Hoosick Street, we finally stopped to eat lunch. Country View Diner was close to our former destination, so it made the cut. The diner is familiar yet different….the front door is on the side of the building. We entered and got seated right away. We got ...

Sports Scraps 2.0

SC South is a madhouse

Good luck picking a favorite to win the Suburban Council South Division this season.

Colonie Corner

County does veterans a FAVOR

If you're a veteran in Albany County, the Albany County Veterans Bureau wants to do you a favor. The bureau will be issuing Return the FAVOR (Find and Assist Veterans of Record) identification cards to eligible veterans on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Joseph ...

Bethlehem Byte

Good update to a feel good story

You may have caught our story in the Nov. 9 Spotlight about Spirit, the juvenile bald eagle that was shot Oct. 12 in Columbia County. The dedicated staff at The Animal Hospital in Slingerlands have been closely monitoring Spirit's progress since that day. They've also been updating the public through ...

Tasty Trails..... Your pathway to good eats!

Take Out…..The Franklin Hotel, Rome NY

Hello All, One way to jump-start your body out of the Turkey coma is to order take out. We decided to order from Vescio’s Franklin Hotel. It took about 35 minutes to pick up our order and just like the song, Anticipation—it was worth the wait…. Located on 301 South ...

Schenectady County Connection

Storm Aid, SCCC hosting benefit dinner

Local culinary students are whipping up some good eats to benefit area flood victims.

Schenectady County Connection

Pre-owned 'music tools' sought for schools

If you have a pre-owned musical instrument sitting in a closet collecting dust there is something positive you could do with it. The Musical Tools for Schenectady Schools coalition is seeking pre-owned instruments to donate to Schenectady schools. The program was started two years ago to bulster donations for local ...

Colonie Corner

Firefighters to brave rooftop for charity

Firefighters from Midway Station 1 at 1956 Central Ave. will climb to the roof of the fire station and stay their until $5,000 is raised for needy families in the fire district on Friday, Dec. 2. That's right! From noon on Friday until whenever the goal is met, the firefighters ...

Bethlehem Byte

Recent events lead to postponement of BHS dance

An announcement was made today that due to concerns with student behavior, a dance scheduled at Bethlehem High School for Friday, Dec. 2 has been postponed. Here's the announcement from Principal Charles Abba: Given my concerns with student behavior, recent events and my desire to meet with students to discuss ...

Sports Scraps 2.0

Siena can define its season in five days

In the next five days, we'll get a better understanding of where the Siena Saints truly stand.

Schenectady County Connection

Addams Family kills Proctors crowd

I had the chance to attend the opening of the Addams Family at Proctors last night. The show's only running through Dec. 4, but if you have the chance to catch a performance and are in the mood for a fun program that doesn't take itself too seriously, it's certainly ...

Bethlehem Byte

Drugs and teens in Bethlehem

There's a lot still to report on regarding drugs and kids in Bethlehem. Here's an update on the discussions that are being had: 1) Tuesday night, about 25 concerned parents attended a meeting at the Delmar Presbyterian Church on Delaware Avenue. The meeting was led by licensed mental health counselor ...

Colonie Corner

Wanna feel 'The Magic of Christmas?' Here's how

Is it too early for Christmas music and Christmas cheer? At The Music Studio, the time is just right to get in the holiday spirit and on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, students hope the community will help them kick-off the holiday season. Students of the 35-year-old music ...

Bethlehem Byte

BC High principal warns of increased drug use

Bethlehem Central High School Principal Charles Abba sent out a letter to parents today noting a spike in "inappropriate behavior” in recent weeks, including the use and possession of marijuana and other drugs. We'll soon have more information from the district, but for now, here's the full text of Abba's ...

Tasty Trails..... Your pathway to good eats!

Road Warrior…...Milestone Restaurant & Bar, Route 9W, Glenmont

Greetings, I love to test drive a new place... open less than 2 weeks… Milestone Restaurant filled the bill. Located in the former Stone Ends and Duke’s Pub in Glenmont; I’ve heard of the legend of the former establishments and hoped for the best…. And was happy with my choice. ...

Colonie Corner

Stuff the bus!

Have you ever dreamed of a bus full of presents? Well, if you have (and even if you haven't) you can make that happen at the "Stuff the Bus" kickoff on Black Friday. The South Colonie Central School District has again teamed up with the U.S. Marine Corps to literally ...

Colonie Corner

2% tax cap confusing? North Colonie can help

School budgets aren't unveiled until sometime in the Spring and voters don't head to the polls until May, but the North Colonie School District is getting a head start on making sure its voters are as informed as possible. The district recently held a forum to explain the property tax ...

Sports Scraps 2.0

Wild weekend for Section II

I wish I had the ability to be in multiple locations at one time so I could have seen the following in person:

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