Plan a backyard star party
With gig bag in hand, we traipse out to the backyard for some uncomplicated star gazing.
Free event at Empire State Plaza features cool costumed characters, live shows, vendors and more
The Blums are the typical American family ... two kids, jobs and a house in Upstate New York. That is, until the weekend comes and the family transforms into the bad guys from “Star Wars.”
Bookshelf picks for the month of February.
Pizza night is always a fun treat for the family, but deciding what type of pizza to order can be tricky if one has younger children who are picky eaters.
An open door policy at Capital District schools is long gone as educators put more practices in place to keep students safe
Parents love to dream about their child learning to play the piano. However, private piano lessons are often regarded as a recreational activity.
Colonie Central students learn how to craft political cartoons
When high school students are tasked with creating political cartoons, the topics they choose to combine range from budget cuts at their school to social issues.
The following is an alphabetical listing of the organizations taking part in the Kidz Expo, which will be held Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bar-Risto is warm, welcoming
Our most recent Family Chow mission led us to a relatively new restaurant in Schenectady – Marotta’s Bar-Risto on Union Street.
Three times the fun
I am full of love and hope this February! In the past my triplets have felt like they are the only triplets in the world. I was recently able to prove them wrong.
Walk reveals winter wonders
Enough hibernating, I decide. This is the day to set in motion the plan I have to take the grandchildren on a winter hike.
A rosebud in winter
When serving this treat at school, I often bring a garden of flowers with one stemmed stick for each child and extra fruit so that they can continue to skewer more themselves.
The Victorian era sets the scene for living history presentation
Sue McLane was born in a time of poodle skirts, bobby socks and beehive hairdos, but one look at her and you would think she just stepped off the Titanic.
Slingerlands man’s skills land him a dream job at Boston Legoland Discovery Center
Ian Coffey, who was working for the New York State Senate, will now spend his days building Lego displays.
Forum focuses on effects of lost state aid to schools, rallies for funds to be returned
The regional forum, “NY Schools Still in Fiscal Peril: Our Kids Can’t Wait Another Year,” drew around 1,000 people to South Colonie High School on Thursday, Jan. 30, with a gym opened as an overflow room to broadcast it.
Click through our gallery to see the winning entries.
Panel talks about interacting positively online and off
Guilderland Central School District, which recently dealt with an incident of cyberbullying, held a community conversation on how to use technology in a safe and responsible way.
Anonymous donor gives $13,000 to Bethlehem High string program
The musically inclined at Bethlehem Central High School have reason to celebrate after an anonymous donor presented the district with a $13,000 check for the purchase of music equipment.
Kindergartners collect activities for the Fresh Air Fund bus ride from NYC
Forts Ferry kindergartners have come together to help children from Downstate stay busy on their bus ride into fresh air and open spaces.
New take-out program generating additional revenue for district
Balancing the books of a school’s food service program amid more strict federal lunch guidelines has led some districts to opt out of the new requirements and lose the funding tied to those guidelines. Voorheesville Central School District though is coming closer to getting out of the red without the federal funds with meal options for students and families.