It’s officially fall in the Capital District. Pumpkin patches are a riot of orange and apples are ready to be picked. Fall turns this region into an exciting outdoor playground for all ages just waiting to be explored.
Leonardi has earned six national championships in three years
What began as a means to learn self defense has become much more to Pierce Leonardi.
‘Muffin Man’ expands fundraising efforts to breakfast in bed service
A basket of muffins might not change the world, but one man is proving it’s a good place to start.
Old favorites and new attractions showcased at weeklong event
Alongside fair food favorites, the Altamont Fair is offering up something new to taste with some local flavor.
Double M is full of tosses and turns
A sign of summer in Ballston Spa is the Double M Professional Rodeo each Friday and Saturday night.
Bethlehem YMCA dedicates new playground to Bethlehem boy who died of brain cancer two years ago
The memory of Myles McAdoo will put smiles on the faces of children for years to come, after a playground was dedicated in his honor last week.
Local beekeepers looking to spur interest in honey hobby, offer guidance
Jennifer Ford and Keith Freeman conducted their first beehive inspection Friday morning, July 18, at Farnsworth Middle School’s Organic Garden. The couple has kept beehives at their home since 2008 and started maintaining one at the garden this summer.
Eighth annual Helderberg Theater Festival features twist on classic, youth directors
The Classic Theater Guild Inc. and Indian Ladder Farms are teaming up again for The 2014 Helderberg Theater Festival, which will be held outdoors at the farm from July 17 to 27.
Three Capital District girls selected as understudies for New York City Ballet
Dancing with the New York City Ballet is the dream of nearly every American ballerina, but few are given the opportunity prior to high school.
Albany Therapeutic Riding Center seeking volunteers
Finding a sense of peace within the quiet, rural landscape below the Helderberg Escarpment likely is not difficult for most people. For more than 30 years, a local nonprofit has tapped into it to provide therapy for mentally and physically disabled individuals.
Guilderland students hold 11th annual Living Museum; program to be cut next year
The likes of Thomas Edison, Davy Crockett and Helen Keller will probably not be seen again in Guilderland High School.
Contest winner’s PSA displayed on Central Avenue billboard
High school students united in a campaign to create a public service announcement to bring awareness to distracted driving.
Sushi Tei earns the praise
The Family Chow’s latest food adventure took us to the island nation of Japan via a small strip mall on Western Avenue.
More cousins = more fun
“Cousins! Cousins! Cousins!” This is the chant I hear from my kids on most afternoons. “When do we get to see the cousins again?”
New miSci exhibit shows people the ins and outs of the human body
For those who have ever wondered why there are hairs inside the nose or how a belch and other gas is produced in the human body, here’s the chance to find out.
Rensselaer mom and author says even the youngest of children can benefit from being financially literate
Being a role model with money is often a tough one for some parents parents. After all, who is the one buying the new iPhone?
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Read your May away.
Keep checking back as this guide will be updated all spring and summer! UPDATED 5/15/2014.
A child's garden story
It is hard to imagine my grandma as a baby, but she has the pictures to prove it. One picture shows her as a little girl standing next to a very tall beanstalk, which is climbing up a string leaning on the house where she grew up.
Foreign language instruction at an early age can give kids a head start in an increasingly global community
Around the world, it’s typical for children to learn a foreign language at a young age. In the United States, most students must wait until middle school.