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Llama library invasion

The fuzzy mammal paid local children a visit at the Bethlehem Public Library

A fuzzy friend entertained children at the Bethlehem Public Library earlier this month as part of the facility’s youth literacy program.

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Printing a helping hand

Siena students print 3D superhero-themed hand for Ohio boy

Jack Carder, a 5-year-old Ohio boy, was born with only minimal use of a partially formed right hand, but a group of Siena College students have worked to change that.

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A saucy idea

Bethlehem High School students create own company for experience, charity

The aroma coming from the kitchen of Bethlehem Central High School just after the final bell rang was mouth watering. The smells were so good, nearly a dozen staff members poked their heads in to see how the cooking was coming along.

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Learning opportunity

Music studio catering to kids with special needs to perform at Schenectady bakery

In celebration of Puzzles Bakery and Café opening, Piano for Special Kidz Music Studio will return to Schenectady for a performance of contemporary and classical favorites.

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Planting a seed for STEM to grow

Local resident donates funds to bolster educational opportunities at Bethlehem Central

A local man is hoping his monetary donation not only enhances STEM education at the school district, but also encourages other community members to open their wallets.

Kids are worriers, too

Anxiety is common among high school seniors applying to college

This year, my senior year, I noticed a common theme among my classmates: Panic.

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Kidz Expo: 2015 vendor list

The following is an alphabetical listing of the organizations taking part in the Kidz Expo, which will be held Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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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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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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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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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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Student takes a stand against bullying

Lisha Kill eighth-grader Jacob Haley wins anti-bullying competition

When Lisha Kill eighth-grader Jacob Haley decided to take a stand against bullying after years of enduring it at school, his voice was head throughout the Capital District.

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Harvest harbingers

Bethlehem middle schoolers build scarecrows to welcome the season

Like the scarecrows he helps build, Mark Warford is outstanding in his field.

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The buzz at Farnsworth Middle School garden [video]

Local beekeepers looking to spur interest in honey hobby, offer guidance

Jennifer Ford and Keith Freeman conducted their first beehive inspection Friday morning, July 18, at Farnsworth Middle School’s Organic Garden. The couple has kept beehives at their home since 2008 and started maintaining one at the garden this summer.

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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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