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News for Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Kitchen Table Time

Grandmothers are a blessing

Making memories at the kitchen table.

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Let's Cook!

Valentines from the kitchen are gifts from the heart

Treat your valentine to a delicious white chocolate drink.

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The Family Chow

South of the border flavor in Spa City

Adventures in dining across the Capital District

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On the Bookshelf

Creatures great and small

Great books for kids of all ages.

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On the Bookshelf

A good book will warm you heart

Great books for kids of all ages.

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Bird watching a holiday tradition in region

Birdwatchers across the country flock together every holiday season to conduct Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs) between mid-December and early January.

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‘Dingles and Doodles’ dazzles children

Local musical educator's CD is high-energy fun

Diane Payette’s nickname growing up was “Dingle” and her best friend Dale’s was “Doodle.” They used to sit on the swings and sing, sing, sing, so when Payette decided to make a CD of the children’s songs she performs at her various programs, “Dingles and Doodles” became the name.

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Big fun for small fry

McDonald's Playlands throughout the Capital District can be an inexpensive boredom-buster for kids and parents, but some offer more excitement than others

The playlands at McDonald's across the Capital District can offer a welcome diversion.

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Brace yourself

Orthodontists offer a variety of treatments and appliances in an attempt to tackle problems early on

Braces are almost an adolescent rite of passage, a hated yet curiously exciting milestone.

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Kitchen Table Time

TV column sparks plenty of feedback

Making memories at the kitchen table.

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Families can make better choices with menu labels

Last year, the New York State Department of Health has launched the “iChoose” public education campaign to increase awareness and use of calorie information posted on chain restaurant menus.

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Wishful thinking

Creator of the Wishaphants hopes to deliver a positive message to elementary-age children in the Capital District and beyond

Meet The Wishaphants, a group of elephant-esque creatures with distinct personalities that Rea hopes will deliver critical messages.

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Latham's Book Barn celebrates 20 years

A kid's-eye view of the Capital District