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Acorn Advice: Getting into the groove of back-to-school

Question: My kids will be back in school before I know it. What’s the best way to get back into a routine after a summer of late nights and sleeping in?

Back-to-school shopping a strain

Local food pantries collecting school supplies for families in need of them

While children squeal in glee at the prospect of buying their favorite cartoon character printed on every folder, binder and pencil imaginable, parents know all too well the frustratingly high costs that lie behind this excitement.

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2015 Afterschool Enrichment Guide

If you are looking for ways to keep your kids occupied and entertained during the school year, check out the following list featuring options for preschool, private school, and afterschool care and activities.

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Local mom is Ms. American Beauty

Rookie pageant contestant wins national title

As a first time beauty pageant contestant, Erin Ford of Guilderland is now the latest crowned winner of the Ms. American Beauty Pageant.

New mom notes: Growing Pains

Yesterday, I gently held my infant son’s upper -body still as a nurse administered his first immunizations. I knew it wouldn’t be a picnic. I was right.

Family Chow: Going Greek for Summer

As our northeastern version of summer took its time arriving, the Family Chow got a bit impatient and decided to seek out ways to get into the mood of long sunny days spent lounging by cooling bodies of water.

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Champions of music

Charitable group under Albany Symphony Orchestra fights to keep music alive in area schools

The gift of music leaves a lasting impression on those who receive it.

Triple threat: Catching a glimpse

Answering life’s questions, and learning more about future plans

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Parent stories: Double decker sandwich

When my son arrived home from his second year of college with his laundry bags stuffed to capacity, it hit me, once again, how unconventional my life is now.

Wild and crazy stuff about animals

Local author to sign books at Stuyvesant Plaza

Did you know a female kangaroo is called a flyer?

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Fresh frozen yogurt

New shop opens in Latham, makes treats from scratch

Frozen yogurt connoisseurs Jim and Lisa Cervone see a full house most nights at their shop in Massachusetts, so they decided to expand their business westward.

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