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Some Sand Creek Middle School parents have a new way of getting supply lists for the upcoming school year. Instead of wrinkled pieces of paper sent home the last day of school, they have Teacherlists.com, a website that launched in April and already has supply lists posted for 48,000 classrooms nationwide.
Stephen Bliven, 19, of Latham, knew he needed a summer job. But the Southern Vermont college student didn’t just find one, he created it.
It all started with a prayer.
Guilderland man forms Wonder Drums to introduce special needs kids to the therapeutic joy of drumming
Adam Dunn has seen his stepdaughter Nikki’s life change through the wonder of drums and he’s hoping his new business, Wonder Drums, will help other children and adults in much the same way.
Rosie’s Girls lets young women explore carpentry and other trade skills
Then a sixth-grader at Emma Willard, Rachel Southworth was one of eight girls who participated in the school’s test run of a new summer camp program. Named after Rosie the Riveter, Rosie’s Girls started in Vermont, and last summer’s trial at Emma Willard was the first New York offshoot.
Sisters pen children's book about autism
If there’s one thing Jocelyn Davis learned growing up beside a twin sister with autism, it’s that there will always be love.
Junior League's American Girl fashion show raises money for national organization
The American Girl Fashion Show will be held Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10. Hosted by the Junior League of Albany, the show has raised money for an organization or cause for more than 15 years running.
Local practice offers expecting moms an alternative
Capital Region Midwifery is one of the only independent midwifery practices to deliver strictly at hospitals and not do home births.
On Friday, Feb. 17, the main gym of Sand Creek Middle School was pulsing. For more than an hour, speakers blasted the hottest singles as throngs of students laughed, jumped rope and hula hooped for healthy hearts.
It all started with a slumber party.