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The Book Barn’s last chapter

Latham bookstore closes doors after 24 years in business

After 24 years in Latham, The Book Barn closed its doors for good in a frenzy of sales and goodbyes from longtime customers.

EDITORIAL: Stop the madness

This editorial appears in the July 22 edition of the Colonie Spotlight.

Custom furniture made in the USA

In a world of big box, one-size-fits-all furniture stores, Kugler’s Red Barn continues its mission to provide custom-made pieces to discerning customers.

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Schenectady's Little Italy pays tribute to Dan DiNicola

Local movie critic honored in second movie festival

There, on North Jay, stands Perreca’s Bakery, the crown jewel of Schenectady’s Little Italy, a fixture of the neighborhood for more than a century. From a booth inside More Perreca sits Maria Papa, who has a hand in both of the businesses that neighbor one another, where she talks about next week’s plans to pay tribute again to the late Dan DiNicola.

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The spark for change

Local teens learn the challenges of solving global issues

After a three-day human rights symposium, area teens will return to school this fall with ideas of starting new clubs, beginning fundraising campaigns and raising awareness.

Home solutions for Capital District

Communication key to customer satisfaction, leads to returning business

Service Solutions owner Don Sweet used to be a financial director until he realized there was a need to be filled.

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Still going crazy

Heart continues to define women’s role in Rock

Known and revered as trailblazers in the male dominate world of rock and roll, Ann and Nancy Wilson not only blazed the way for Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Madonna and the rock maidens that followed, they maintain their relevance nearly 40 years after going crazy on us all.

Family bowl, family game, family biz

Boulevard Bowl has been a place for family for 50 years

For generations, the Scaccias have given a family-pleasing sport a classic, local home at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady.

Experience key to help

A rapidly aging population needs to look towards estate preservation

The Herzog Law Firm has been ahead of the curve for the last three decades.

Guilderland Chamber thinks big

The Guilderland Chamber of Commerce is not your typical chamber, as it is smaller than most with only two employees, but that puts the chamber on the same level of the businesses it services.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Beware of scam artists

This letter to the editor appears in the July 15 edition of the Colonie Spotlight.

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A new alternative to the ordinary

The Spinney at Van Dyke offers empty nesters unique living spaces

The idea that an adult living complex has to be a big, multi-level apartment building is being turned on its ear.

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Local vets provide latest in care

Practice also committed to helping animals find their forever homes

The Animal Hospital was established in 1974 and built from the ground up by Dr. Ed Becker on over 22 acres of farmland. The facility was designed to be a comfortable and efficient environment for patients, staff and for you.

Meeting insurance needs for 50 years

Schulz family insurance agency treats customers as members, not numbers

He’s under the umbrella of a nationally recognized brand in Nationwide Insurance, but Doug Schulz speaks more highly of his pride for the years of service his agency has provided the community.

Chamber thinks big

The Guilderland Chamber of Commerce is not your typical chamber, as it is smaller than most with only two employees, but that puts the chamber on the same level of the businesses it services.

The art of dentistry

“Building an oral health home for families where comprehensive, top-of-the-line dental services were easily accessible was my goal,” said Dr. Thomas Abele, who, since 1969, has been a pioneer and leader in the dental sciences in the Capital District. “With the support of a talented and dedicated staff, I hope I have achieved that.”

A bank with a hometown feel

The National Bank of Coxsackie offers more than national branches

The National Bank of Coxsackie is your community bank.

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A real gem in Schenectady

JM Jewelers educates, customers can now shop online

When asked what sets JM Jewelers apart from its competitors, owner Sheryll Hoffman said it was honesty.

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Latest tech for foot pain relief

Albany Podiatry patients now pain-free with laser therap

Albany Podiatry has recently announced the offering of Cutting Edge Laser Therapy. The addition of this exciting and effective modality is part of Albany Podiatry’s continued investment in advanced technologies and progressive procedures in the podiatric field.

A twist on frozen yogurt

Ayelada began with frequent visits to GoBerry, a Massachusetts frozen yogurt shop that Jim and Lisa Cervone just couldn’t resist.

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