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Altamont Fair a summer tradition

Old favorites and new attractions showcased at weeklong event

Alongside fair food favorites, the Altamont Fair is offering up something new to taste with some local flavor.

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Photo Gallery: Night at the Rodeo

Double M is full of tosses and turns

A sign of summer in Ballston Spa is the Double M Professional Rodeo each Friday and Saturday night.

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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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Drama outside theater walls

Eighth annual Helderberg Theater Festival features twist on classic, youth directors

The Classic Theater Guild Inc. and Indian Ladder Farms are teaming up again for The 2014 Helderberg Theater Festival, which will be held outdoors at the farm from July 17 to 27.

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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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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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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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On the Bookshelf

Turn the page on a new adventure

Read your May away.

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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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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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