Meal a mix of kitsch and crabs
What do you do when the kids are longing for the carefree spirit of summer? When the memories of sand castles are starting to fade? The Family Chow decided to head to Joe’s Crab Shack to see if we could recreate a summer vibe while wallowing in buckets of seafood and melted butter.
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Halloween party options
As we turn the calendar and start prepping for Halloween — and all the parties that seem to come with the season — I am offering a few fun entertaining ideas that are quick, easy and affordable.
The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center will host its annual Smokey Bear Day on the Columbus Day Holiday, Monday Oct. 14, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Smokey Bear will come to the Discovery Center for a fun-filled day of activities and displays to teach visitors about wildfire prevention and the use of prescribed fire as an important management tool in the Pine Bush Preserve.
Tales spooky, silly and sublime
Get ready to fall for these great books.
Halloween is not the event it once was. There was a time, not so long ago, when children celebrated in school with a party and a parade, and then, for a second round of fun, went trick-or-treating that night, often performing a song or dance for the neighbors in order to earn their treats.
Time in front of computers and digital devices could lead to vision problems in children
For teens and tweens, it might seem like the world revolves around the glowing screen of a smartphone. But even younger children are spending more time with computers and other digital devices these days, and health professionals are worried about what the effects might be.
It’s the perfect time for your family to take advantage of the Capital District’s most magical season
This is the time of year for finding the perfect apple, getting lost in corn mazes, jumping aboard hayrides and running through pumpkin patches.
Send us your best shot for a chance to appear on Parent Pages’ new glossy cover and be entered in a drawing for $300 in Great Escape Lodge Splash Bucks!
Backpack picks for every grade.
Many parents of school-age children will find themselves dealing with a dreaded infestation, but new treatments and policies locally make it even easier to get back to school
Colonie Youth Center holds 10th annual 5K and kids runs promoting health and wellness
The Colonie Youth Center will mark a decade of hosting its annual Crossings 5K Challenge and Kids Runs on Sunday, Sept. 29, in The Crossings Park at the Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center located at 30 Aviation Road in Colonie. There is race-day registration available.
Online companies help local families find caregivers with ease
Over the past two decades, online companies have popped up to make the hunt for a reliable babysitter easier.
Have a blast at lunchtime
If you are ready to get back to school with a blast, then this veggie rocket recipe is certain to set your little ones soaring when they find it as their lunchtime surprise.
Publication moves to all-color, magazine format
You might have noticed some changes in the September Capital District Parent Pages, which hit stands earlier this month.
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 after-school care and activities. Updated 9/23/13.
Fantastic Fall Festival serves to raise money for child with DMD
The Fantastic Fall Festival helps raise money for Derek Murphy, a 12-year-old boy from North Greenbush with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Athos embodies Greek cuisine
Opa! The Family Chow decided to test out a bit of the Greek lifestyle with a trip to Athos Restaurant on Western Avenue in Albany.
New School of Rock franchise opens in Latham
School of Rock im Latham is a unique approach to music lessons.
Annual event, now in its 34th year, highlights what environmental education center has to offer
As summer draws to a close, staff at the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar are preparing for the start of a new programming year with an annual fall festival.