Family-friendly Go Green Day to feature recycling, demos, good eats
Go Green Day 2013 will be held Saturday, April 27, at Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland. Several area groups worked together to create the educational event and recycling drop off, along with opportunities to donate a variety of items to local causes and organizations.
Voorheesville holds Wellness Day to encourage an active, healthy lifestyle
Voorheesville Central School District’s Wellness Committee held its second Wellness Day at the high school and middle school Thursday, March 21, which was kicked off with BMX riders soaring into the air off a ramp in the gymnasium.
Loudonville student’s photograph takes top honors in Nat Geo contest
Jeffrey Hafner Endler decided to submit a photograph to the National Geographic Kids International Photo Contest, for which aspiring photographers aged 6 to 14 are eligible. This past December, he was awarded first place in the “People” category in the U.S. division of the contest.
True sportsmanship in the face of prejudice
American society has come a long way, making huge leaps in technology, medicine and education in the past 50 years.
Few things are as eagerly anticipated by children as birthdays, holiday presents and, of course, snow days.
If you are the parent of a child in middle school, your typical dinner table conversation is probably not going to be about college, but these days, maybe it should be. Many experts say talking about your child’s future should begin sooner rather than later.
Maple Ski Ridge to host 50th anniversary celebration
To celebrate Maple Ski Ridge’s 50th anniversary there, will be a weekend of events from Thursday, Jan. 17, to Sunday, Jan. 20. The business has largely tailored itself to suit its customers, serving as a family-friendly destination and welcoming seniors who are still hitting the slopes.
Colonie’s Tristen Jarvis follows a passion for music
Tristen Jarvis has a 97 GPA, but more important to him, he plays the double bass in the Empire State Youth Orchestra; his school’s Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band; the Empire State Youth Jazz Ensemble; three side band projects; and he sings in Chamber Singers, to name just a few musical projects.
The Empire State Plaza ice skating rink, Albany’s version of New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza, draws thousands of people each winter for some nostalgic family fun.
Scotia-Glenville students test drive alternative-fuel vehicles
Scotia-Glenville students in Rick Warren’s 12th-grade English class went from researching alternative fuel motor vehicles to seeing four models up close on Friday, Dec. 7.
Saratoga Academy leasing Maritime Center for new middle school
The Saratoga Academy for the Arts and Science and Maritime Center officials announced on Monday, Dec. 3, an agreement to create a new middle school serving fifth to eighth graders, at the Alplaus facility along the Mohawk River.
Schenectady Light Opera stages ‘Little Shop of Horrors’
When Austin Lieber, 17, auditioned for a role in the “Little Shop of Horrors” production at the Schenectady Light Opera House, he didn’t imagine himself crouched up inside a 4-by-4 foot prop playing the part of a man-eating plant.
So many ways to help strays
Along the side of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS) in Menands there’s a fence, and behind it is a large area for people to drop off donated bottles and cans.
A benefit dinner will be held for Zack Johnson, a Troy High School student, and his diabetic-alert dog, Alan, Saturday, Nov. 10, at the American Legion in Wynantskill.
School expenses a lesson in addition
According to the National Retail Federation, the average family spent $688 this year in back-to-school costs. Area parents say school supplies are only the tip of the iceberg.