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Shell shocked

Young and old are often surprised at what they learn at Troy’s Discovery Hall’s ‘Jewels of the Sea’ exhibit

Tucked between two walls on Second Street in Troy exists a little taste of nature. It is here where collector and curator, Ron Glasser keeps his collection of more than 1,000 seashells from all over the world.

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From stage to school

‘The Voice’ contestant visits her old stomping grounds with stops at Bethlehem schools

Not everyone can be sure they will receive a warm reception when returning to their hometown. Danielle Mozeleski can be counted as one of the lucky ones.

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From STEM to stage

Tech Valley High students are the driving force behind the staging of ‘Mulan’

When most people think about Tech Valley High School, they think about students studying science, technology, engineering and math. While this is true, it’s not just STEM learning that is going on at the TVHS campus in Rensselaer.

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The stage is set

School plays offer entertainment, showcase talent

This weekend, prepare to take a journey with a mischievous cat, cheer for a take on America’s favorite pastime, witness a man’s morally questionable rise in business, and groove to a royal exploration of popular music.

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On the Bookshelf

Books offer a taste of spring

Great reads for the month of March and beyond.

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A sweet welcome to spring

March Maple Weekends are an annual tradition

For two weekends in mid to late March, maple fans can watch, learn, explore and, most importantly, indulge in all things sugary sweet made from maple sugar.  

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Let's Cook!

Time to eat your greens

Here’s one recipe we love, and it goes perfectly with corned beef, which fits in with a little St. Patrick’s Day taste testing fun.

Triple Threat: Parenting triplets in the Capital District

We all have a past. Things we have done that we are proud of; things we wish that would never be remembered; and things that our kids will ask questions about, creating a moral dilemma.

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The Family Chow

Fine Irish fare at Finnbar's

Finnbar’s occupies a building on the corner of Broadway and Williams Street that has a long history of hospitality from a turn of the century hotel, to a brewery to several iterations of tavern/saloon/bar.

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

Plan a backyard star party

With gig bag in hand, we traipse out to the backyard for some uncomplicated star gazing.

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Expo is out of this world

Free event at Empire State Plaza features cool costumed characters, live shows, vendors and more

The Blums are the typical American family ... two kids, jobs and a house in Upstate New York. That is, until the weekend comes and the family transforms into the bad guys from “Star Wars.”

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Banish the chill with a book

Bookshelf picks for the month of February.

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Pizza party lets kids play with their food

Pizza night is always a fun treat for the family, but deciding what type of pizza to order can be tricky if one has younger children who are picky eaters.

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Keeping an eye on our schools

An open door policy at Capital District schools is long gone as educators put more practices in place to keep students safe

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Music can open new worlds

Parents love to dream about their child learning to play the piano. However, private piano lessons are often regarded as a recreational activity.

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Opinionated art

Colonie Central students learn how to craft political cartoons

When high school students are tasked with creating political cartoons, the topics they choose to combine range from budget cuts at their school to social issues.

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2014 Kidz Expo vendor list

The following is an alphabetical listing of the organizations taking part in the Kidz Expo, which will be held Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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The Family Chow

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.

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Triple Threat: Parenting triplets in the Capital District

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.

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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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