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Local ballerinas are one step closer to their dreams

Three Capital District girls selected as understudies for New York City Ballet

Dancing with the New York City Ballet is the dream of nearly every American ballerina, but few are given the opportunity prior to high school.

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Stable hands

Albany Therapeutic Riding Center seeking volunteers

Finding a sense of peace within the quiet, rural landscape below the Helderberg Escarpment likely is not difficult for most people. For more than 30 years, a local nonprofit has tapped into it to provide therapy for mentally and physically disabled individuals.

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Living history, one last time

Guilderland students hold 11th annual Living Museum; program to be cut next year

The likes of Thomas Edison, Davy Crockett and Helen Keller will probably not be seen again in Guilderland High School.

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Colonie teens speak out against distracted driving

Contest winner’s PSA displayed on Central Avenue billboard

High school students united in a campaign to create a public service announcement to bring awareness to distracted driving.

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The Family Chow

Sushi Tei earns the praise

The Family Chow’s latest food adventure took us to the island nation of Japan via a small strip mall on Western Avenue.

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Triple Threat: The challenges and rewards of parenting triplets in the Capital District

More cousins = more fun

“Cousins! Cousins! Cousins!” This is the chant I hear from my kids on most afternoons. “When do we get to see the cousins again?”

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Go for the gross

New miSci exhibit shows people the ins and outs of the human body

For those who have ever wondered why there are hairs inside the nose or how a belch and other gas is produced in the human body, here’s the chance to find out.

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Good cents

Rensselaer mom and author says even the youngest of children can benefit from being financially literate

Being a role model with money is often a tough one for some parents parents. After all, who is the one buying the new iPhone?

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On the Bookshelf

Turn the page on a new adventure

Read your May away.

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Parent Pages' 2014 Summer Camp Guide

Keep checking back as this guide will be updated all spring and summer! UPDATED 5/15/2014.

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

A child's garden story

It is hard to imagine my grandma as a baby, but she has the pictures to prove it. One picture shows her as a little girl standing next to a very tall beanstalk, which is climbing up a string leaning on the house where she grew up.

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Speak easy

Foreign language instruction at an early age can give kids a head start in an increasingly global community

Around the world, it’s typical for children to learn a foreign language at a young age. In the United States, most students must wait until middle school.

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On the Bookshelf

Explore the earth with a story

Great reads for spring.

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Let's Cook!

No-bake cake a cool treat for Mom

Spring is finally here, and along with fresh air, my family is picking fresh fruit to share for a little no-bake Mother’s Day fun.

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Wildflower is no wallflower

Pine Bush Preserve to hold annual Lupine Fest, with recreation opportunities

There are 3,200 acres of gently rolling sand dunes in Albany County providing a thriving home for a globally rare ecosystem. The recreational opportunities are rather extensive, too.

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Teaching spirited kids to read

Here are a few strategies that will help your active child put his/her reading skills into action.

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Triple Threat: The challenges and rewards of parenting triplets in the Capital District

Tough choices, times three

When you have triplets (or a litter as my daughter now calls them), there are so many decisions that need to be made and so little time to really make them.

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The Family Chow

Hattie's does not disappoint

The Family Chow was hankering for some southern hospitality recently and decided to venture north to try out Hattie’s Chicken Shack in Saratoga.

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

A letterbox adventure awaits

How does combining the exhilaration of hiking with the thrill of a treasure hunt sound?

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Fundraising for a friend helps the birds

Guilderland girl’s bluebird nesting houses supporting Tour de Cure team

Many have taken part in fundraisers before, but one local sixth-grade girl is going the extra mile and helping two causes with each birdhouse.

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