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County nursing home set for nearly $2.5M in fixes

Several modernizations and improvements are scheduled for the Albany County Nursing Home, which will be bonded over the next two years for a total of $2.456 million.

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Irish Night to benefit Camp Colonie

Summer program caters to kids with special needs

To raise money for Camp Colonie, a summer program for children with disabilities, Easter Seals of New York has paired with Schenectady’s Hibernian Hall for an Irish-themed night featuring the popular local band Hair of the Dog.

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Keeping veterans warm

Katie’s Koats collects outerwear to help those in need

At areas around the Capital District, residents will once again find drop boxes for Katie’s Koats to provide warmth to the homeless and veterans around the area during winter months.

‘Animals’ magnetism

Director to begin casting in the Capital District for film that has become a labor of love

A Brooklyn-based production team – headed by acclaimed documentary director, Jeremiah Zagar – is preparing to spend the summer filming in the Capital District, and is currently auditioning local talent in search of the lead role.

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Textiles and techniques

Weavers’ Guild show and sale to feature gifts and demonstrations

From the sheep to the scarf, the Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild will be holding its 36th annual show and sale, offering unique, hand-woven gifts for purchase.

A taste of the South in Latham

Rocky Patel offers customers a taste of southern comfort food at his new restaurant

With 10 years of restaurant owning under his belt, Philly Bar and Grill owner Rocky Patel decided to share his love for southern barbeque with his new location, the Bull and Barrel.

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Tapping into a children’s classic

Performer puts an urban twist on ‘Peter and the Wolf’

Cartier Williams, who stars in the debut of “Peter and the Wolf, An Urban Tale” on Nov. 21 and 22 at The Egg Center for Performing Arts, said he was looking to bring an updated classic to the stage.

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Change comes to Colonie

Cavotta takes over at Shaker, while Dagostino moves to Colonie

The Suburban Council boys basketball coaching fraternity has some new faces this season, along with one person who has switched schools.

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Kindness pays

The Menands and Watervliet communities are embracing a movement that focuses on good deeds

Seeing how the small community of Menands came together to support her family in their time of need inspired Carol Darmetko and her husband, Lyle, to start a local movement they’re calling “Pay It Forward …Together.”

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Putting a shine on the season

Capital Holiday Lights in the Park a tradition for many area families

When Lenny Ricchiuti speaks of the Capital Holiday Lights in the Park, he speaks proudly of how the annual event has become a tradition.

Sports poll: Who is the top Class AA football player?

Five nominess. Only one can win. Who is your Section 2 Class AA football player of the year?

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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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Local group gives back to veterans

Jezreel International will open its Miracle Center this weekend

After months of work and planning, Jezreel International will be opening the doors Saturday, Nov. 15, of its Veterans Miracle Center, a store created solely to supply veterans with free basic needs items, from clothing to furniture.

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Islamic Center opens door to bishop

Catholic and Jewish leaders attend afternoon prayer to promote interfaith dialogue

To encourage interfaith discussions among Capital District religious leaders, the Muslim Community Center in Colonie welcomed Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, along with residents of the Capital District, to an afternoon of lunch and prayer.