A new gym in Colonie aims to get kids active
Cold weather and early nightfall are not good enough excuses to keep children from participating in physical activities.
MiSci to hold Super Science Weekend, Dudley Observatory kicks off activities
Realizing the richness of the area’s science offerings will be a simple calculation at an upcoming inaugural science festival.
Albany Art Room reopens at new location, owner committed to staying in city
Finding a permanent home for a local business catering to artists of all ages ended up taking much longer than watching paint dry.
Guilderland schools librarians help parents and students become cyber savvy
Guilderland Central School District librarians hosted on Thursday, Oct. 17, a program titled “Cyber Smart: Succeeding in a Digital World,” a series of workshops featuring interactive presentations containing tips for using online tools and accessing district resources.
Guilderland’s Trick-or-Treat Street offers festive indoor activities for local families
Guilderland High School is preparing to host its 10th annual Trick-or-Treat Street Saturday, Oct. 26. The event will see the school’s halls, cafeteria and gymnasium transformed into a Halloween haven.
Many parents of school-age children will find themselves dealing with a dreaded infestation, but new treatments and policies locally make it even easier to get back to school
Colonie Youth Center holds 10th annual 5K and kids runs promoting health and wellness
The Colonie Youth Center will mark a decade of hosting its annual Crossings 5K Challenge and Kids Runs on Sunday, Sept. 29, in The Crossings Park at the Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center located at 30 Aviation Road in Colonie. There is race-day registration available.
Time to get in the game
Back-to-school activity involves all the preparations of a major holiday. The shopping, the planning and the conversations all center on the child’s need to get off to a great start.
Library opens new worlds
This summer, the summer between pre-K and kindergarten, has been one that has seen the most growth in my children. This is their sixth summer, and after looking at photo albums and thinking about past summers, I have come to the realization that this may be one that will stand out in my mind the longest.
Growers say it’s back to business after last year’s poor apple crop
The New York State Apple Association is expecting the upcoming yield of the state’s official fruit to be strong given “near-perfect” growing conditions bolstered production to typical levels.
Three-county event marks 120th year, offers more than thrill rides and good eats
The Altamont Fair is opening its gates and welcoming patrons for its 120th year on Tuesday, Aug. 13, featuring many of the popular attractions people look forward to every year, with some new ones mixed into the three-county celebration as well.
Guilderland reopens rock-climbing wall housed in historic barn to public
The Guilderland Rock Adventure Barn, or GRAB, reopened to the public last month after closing its doors several years ago following waning interest. Public use of GRAB is limited to Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the end of August.
National event marks 30th anniversary connecting police to community
The Guilderland Police Department Community Service Unit is hosting the local Night Out, which is the nationwide event’s 30th anniversary, on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Tawasentha Park.
Long running free concert series remains hot spot for family summer entertainment
What began as a dumping ground for cement and construction materials along the Mohawk River, Freedom Park was transformed into an amphitheater for a festival when Schenectady County was selected as one of 32 statewide locations to host the Bicentennial Barge for four days in July of 1976.
Second "Fireflies and Fairy Tales: A Solstice Celebration"
The second “Fireflies and Fairy Tales: A Solstice Celebration” on Thursday, June 20, which was held along a one-mile portion of the Albany County Rail Trail.