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Butterflies on the loose

Snow is on the ground, and more is in the forecast, but miSci has relief planned for those opposed to the cold.

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Picking the right preschool

Making sure your childs needs are met when transitioning to preschool

I learned the hard way that when it comes to preschools, looks can be deceiving.

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Soccer dome complete

Community reception to be held Feb. 27

Standing in the unfinished clubhouse attached to the new indoor soccer dome, Afrim Nezaj seemed pleased with the project’s progression.

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Notes of Encouragement

BCMS students use Post-Its to spread cheer

Piper Lilley had no idea her afternoon television session would soon inspire her whole school to be more cheerful.

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Play ball!

New Albany Institute exhibits showcase America’s Pastime

What do Brian Sweeney and Babe Ruth have in common? Both of them are featured in a new, three-part baseball exhibit at the Albany Institute of History and Art.

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Let's Cook: Healthy hearts

Watermelon heart kabobs & Valentine's Fun Dip

A heart healthy recipe for Valentine's Day your kids are sure to enjoy.

Acorn Advice: Keeping calm

How can a one keep their patience while parenting?

"My New Year’s Resolution was to stop yelling at my kids. Any suggestions on how I can get a handle on the yelling?"

Triple Threat: Dinner table conversation

The Steuer family faces interesting dinner-time discussions

Do you remember the game called ‘Twenty Questions?' If you have ever been around young children, you know there's a phase where their favorite question is “why?”

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New Mom Notes: Two blue lines

The countdown begins for the arrival of Baby Gallagher

A common adage advises us that whenever life closes a door, it also opens a window. This past July, a prime example of this came to me in the form of a pregnancy test I took at my workplace.

Grandma's Got Gigs: Never let it go

The grandmas discuss the importance of family

Idina Menzel belts out “Let it go, let it go,” and although John Travolta may not know her name, we do.

The Family Chow: Family is the spice of life

A review of Persian Bite in Schenectady

While browsing the internet for our next Family Chow food adventure, we came across a new restaurant that offered “a place where we may learn from one another by sharing stories of love and friendship." We were intrigued by the mission statement, along with the chance to sample an unfamiliar cuisine.

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Success is a paper badge

Brown School students taught real life lessons

Nestled within the suburbs of a city once known to light the way of the world, a primary school is leading kids down the path of philanthropy, and doing so with a hands-on approach.

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Achieving success

Local agency offers education resources for parents with special needs children

When Robyn Sanders began to notice that her son Dylan was having speech difficulties, she turned to her son’s pediatrician.

Acorn Advice: Helping kids focus

The mother of a first-grader asks how to help her child stay focused in school

Help! My child is really struggling in school this year with paying attention and getting his work completed.

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Triple Threat: Seven years in the making

Jennifer Steuer reminisces as her triplets turn seven

Being a mom has taken me on some pretty strange journeys. Being the mom of triplets has helped me take others on my journey.

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Grandma's Got Gigs: Give time, not money

Spending time with little ones is irreplaceable

Some grandparents are caregivers and see their grandchildren on a regular schedule. Others see their grandchildren when they can.

The Family Chow: A favorite dish is found again

A review of Namu Korean BBQ

The Family Chow finds a local restaurant serving one of Mom's favorite dishes enjoyed during pregnancy.

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More than meets the eye

Author and anti-bullying activist speaks to South Colonie parents and teachers about life with autism

In his campaign to raise awareness, Jesse Saperstein is always sure to make one point clear – having autism is not a weakness.

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Bethlehem Chabad’s Hanukkah celebration grows

Group hosts Hanaukkah Wonderland, inguaral parade of decorated cars

Since 2008, Bethlehem Chabad as hosted one of the largest Hanukkah events in the Capital District. The celebration has grown from a gathering to light the giant Menorah at Bethlehem’s Four Corners to hosting Hanaukkah Wonderland held at Town Hall.

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Jerry’s Law is on the books

V’ville teen suicide victim's family hopes legislation will spare others from tragedy

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed “Jerry’s Law” last month, which ended the three-year crusade of Mary Clark to get a state law passed to help other families avoid the same tragedy her family faced.

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