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Grandma's Got Gigs ... and gigabytes too!

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.

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Let's Cook!

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.

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Time for tea

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.

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A Lego up on the competition

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.

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Educators demand end of GEA

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.

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Winners of "Sesame Street Live" coloring contest announced

Click through our gallery to see the winning entries.

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Guilderland school district urges civility

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.

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A musical gift for BCSD

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.

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Forts Ferry kids take a fresh approach

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.

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Chef’s cuisine drawing lines after school

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.

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Get ready to make music with Elmo and friends!

"Sesame Street Live!" will be at The Palace Theatre in downtown Albany from Jan. 31-Feb. 2, and Capital District Parent Pages is giving readers a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets.

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The Family Chow

Old-world charm a little tired

Although it is already December, the Family Chow wanted to keep the Oktoberfest spirit alive with a trip to the Spa Brauhaus restaurant.

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Help is at hand at BC High

With budget cuts looming and needed technical repairs increasing, Bethlehem High School’s Tech Services Department had an idea. Why not establish a student help desk similar to ones already in place a

Bethlehem Central High School is using interested students to man it's tech-based help desk.

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At home with reading

Habitat for Humanity, Book House team up for project

The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza is helping New Books for New Homes get books to children.

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Let's Cook!

A star for the fruit tree

This fruit tree is certain to be the centerpiece at any function.

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A tale's bittersweet end

“A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens is common dreaded reading to most high school students. So many kids I knew would try desperately to use the film to get out of reading. There are more drastic ways of getting out of reading this classic, like having a car accident and becoming a quadriplegic.

Hatching plans

Bethlehem Scout wants to raise chickens as pets; needs site plan approval

Luke Manley, of 25 Parkwyn Drive, has asked the town’s Planning Board for site plan approval to raise chickens as pets.

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Slingerlands teen keeps magic in Christmas

Girl runs toy drive for local kids in need

Lily Killar, 16, has operated her own holiday toy collection and distribution to Albany families since elementary school.

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On the Bookshelf

Books make divine presents

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There's no need to get present tense

The holidays aren’t just about gifts. Christmas means a lot of things to a lot of people — faith, family, charity.

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