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.
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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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
A star for the fruit tree
This fruit tree is certain to be the centerpiece at any function.
“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.
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.
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.