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Grandma's Got Gigs: Her name is Nana

When Joyce Thomas retired from her position as kindergarten teacher at the Ichabod Crane School District, she and husband, Jack, had some plans, but as the saying goes, life happens while we are making plans.

A sensory-friendly Halloween

Albany’s Autism Society hosts its first Trunk or Treat event at Spotted Zebra

The Capital District’s Autism Society will hold its first annual Sensory-Friendly Trunk or Treat event, where kids can come and enjoy Halloween without the jumps and scares.

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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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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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Banish the chill with a book

Bookshelf picks for the month of February.

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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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Winners of "Sesame Street Live" coloring contest announced

Click through our gallery to see the winning entries.

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Get ready to make music with Elmo and friends!

"Sesame Street Live!" will be at The Palace Theatre in downtown Albany from Jan. 31-Feb. 2, and Capital District Parent Pages is giving readers a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets.

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Busy bodies

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.

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Guilderland PD to host a ‘night out’

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.

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Triple Threat: The challenges and rewards of parenting triplets in the Capital District

A kingdom of chaos needs a queen

As one can imagine, life with triplets can get a bit chaotic. And by chaotic, I mean that we can go in an instant from a calm “yes, we can color until dinner” to a full tribal scream.

Triple Threat: The challenges and rewards of parenting triplets in the Capital District

Even a crowded house can get lonely

Finding out that you are going to have triplets changes your thought process in so many ways.

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Photo Gallery: Good times on the Rail Trail

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.

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Supporting role

More dads are finding that staying at home with the kids works for their families, but opportunities to connect with other fathers remain few and far between

Twenty years ago, Dan Whelan never would have imagined he’d be spending the majority of his day changing diapers, cleaning the house, doing the laundry, dropping off and picking up kids at school, making dinner or arranging play dates. Whelan is a stay-at-home dad.

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Triple Threat: The challenges and rewards of parenting triplets in the Capital District

Three times the need, three times the love

A tornado settled in the middle of my house more than five years ago. Daily, I look around at the chaos and react accordingly. Special needs parenting creates a heightened sense of awareness, as if the other shoe is going to come from the whipping winds of the tornado and hit you when you least expect.