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Let's Cook!: Red velvet … with a twist

You see a lot of red velvet treats this time of year, but in the past, I could never bring myself to make them because of all the red food dye used to give them that great color.

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Triple Threat: Keeping it all straight

I love watching my kids have fun. I get a real charge out of hearing them talk with such passion about their favorite activities.

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Inside out

Don’t let the chill keep you from enjoying the great outdoors

A little fresh air – albeit chilly – is good for everyone.

New Mom Notes: Onward bound

This month, my husband and I are planning to take our son, Hudson, on a weekend trip.

The 24-hour shift: Watching the standout

As I was watching my child’s extracurricular activity class in action, my attention strayed away from her performance and watched the class “Standout” do another Amazing Thing.

Acorn Advice: My child saw something upsetting on TV

How to soothe children who have seen something upsetting.

Triple Threat: Needing more time in the day

There is never enough time to get all the things done that need to be done. There is not enough time for me to take a minute and just breathe.

British Nanny: Giving thanks when grandparenting in the NICU

Thanksgiving Day 2013 my grandson Jack was born two months ahead of schedule. He was born at 32 weeks and spent 18 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

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Fans of the comic book genre are in for a smashing good time

Marvel Universe Live is coming to Albany, Thursday, Nov. 5 to Sunday, Nov. 8.

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A father’s mission to reform reporting on abuse of disabled

In what Michael Carey is calling a Walk for Justice Tour, he is pushing public officials to reform policies for reporting abuse of disabled individuals.

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The 24-hour shift: Put the fun back in Halloween

It’s Trick-or-treating time! The time of year when parents either cringe or cheer.

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Bethlehem residents plant the seeds in neighboring urban food desert

In the food desert that is Albany’s South End, Nov. 2 will see the opening of a children’s soup kitchen with after-school tutoring and educational programs, thanks in part to Traci Killar of Slingerlands and other Bethlehem residents.

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Ciccotti Center rolls out new programs, second swim team, family activities

As the weather takes a turn for the cold, more and more people are beginning to look for indoor workouts, and the Ciccotti Center has been working to find ways to accommodate both the adult exerciser and the smallest ones.

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Triple Threat: Teal pumpkins and food allergies

Fearing allergic reactions, the Steuer family is participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project.

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Eagle Scout Award project finds local teen gathering the stories of war veterans

To truly understand the experience of veterans: this is the goal of Nicholas Cathers’ Eagle Award Project.

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Delmar father and daughter bike to Boston to replicate life-saving journey

Twenty years after the ambulance ride to a Boston hospital where his life was saved, Howard Strope and his daughter Sarah have replicated that journey on bicycle.

British Nanny: Goodbye to summer, hello harvest

The end of summer is always bittersweet. The cycle of life turns from long, luxurious days and gives way to the shorter colorful days of autumn

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Tips when celebrating Halloween at school

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Creating a safe and festive atmosphere for kids to celebrate Halloween is of the utmost importance for parents and teachers.

Bethlehem Children's School to hold farm-to-table festival

Farm fresh meats and veggies right to your table. At this weekend’s Bethlehem Farm to Table Festival, that happy, leafy-green dream could be a reality for your family.

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In Her Words: Coping with loss

Local woman walks and raises funds in memory of her daughter, while encouraging others

One year ago I didn't know the month of October was recognized nationally as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month.

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