CarFit helps older drivers stay safe behind the wheel
CarFit volunteers converged at Westmere Fire Department on Wednesday, Dec. 4, to make seniors aware about vehicle safety equipment and to fit cars to each individual. Information is given to enhance driver safety, too, along with recommending certain items that can be purchased to make driving safer.
Community group to host annual Victorian celebration
The village will be transformed into a festive hot spot during Altamont Community Tradition’s 12th annual Victorian Holidays Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 15, from noon to 6 p.m.
Disney celebrates 100 years with skating extravaganza at Times Union Center
According to Walt Disney, anything is possible if you just believe, and that may not be far from the truth as one of the stars from Disney on Ice’s latest show to hit the Times Union Center explains.
Party set to celebrate Rail Trail portion opening; further improvements eyed for bicyclists
Friends of the Rail Trail will celebrate the official opening of a new three-mile section running through New Scotland as efforts continue toward expanding the trail’s size and usage.
Made by Hand features select artists from the Northeast
Many people are familiar with craft fairs, but a local business is holding an invitation-only craft market to ensure the quality of the products for sale.
Old Songs hosts monthly gatherings featuring simple moves and a social element
Dancing isn’t everyone’s favorite activity, but one local man bets he can get even the most reluctant of dancers off the sideline and moving in no time.
Holiday traditions may have been a little different in the late 1700s when the iconic Ten Broeck Mansion was built atop an Albany hill, but more than 200 years later, the historic home continues to welcome visitors for the holidays.
Company spending $3B to upgrade electric infrastructure
Tackling some of what the worst winter storms inflicts has National Grid “hot stick” workers preparing for the chilly reality of living in the Northeast.
Rock climbing, caving, mountain biking and more trails pitched for park
A series of improvements are being planned for John Boyd Thacher State Park and Thompson’s Lake Park. Capital improvements and operational enhancements will occur during the next 10 to 15 years.
Train exhibit at miSci an intergenerational favorite
Trains and the holidays go together like peanut butter and jelly. There is just something about the sound of a train chugging around the base of an evergreen that brings people back to a simpler time.
Capital Holiday Lights celebrate 25 years of the Police Athletic League
When Capital Holiday Lights kicks off in Washington Park this year, it will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Albany Police Athletic League.
Thacher Nature Center holds annual celebration connecting families to natural gifts
Fast approaching is the mad dash to retail stores for once-a-year deals on the hottest merchandise, but there’s one event coming up that allows people to slow down and connect with nature before the big feast that kicks off the holiday season.
Give thanks to area farmers, businesses by buying local ingredients
A bounty of area businesses and markets make shopping local for all the ingredients of a customary Thanksgiving dinner a relatively easy task.
Nano Family Fun Day exposes young minds to tiny technology that has a big impact
Explaining the concept of nanotechnology can be a complex and potentially boring lesson for a group of elementary-aged kids.
Bethlehem Church participates for 15th year
For the 15th year, Bethlehem Community Church will be collecting shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. The project provides gifts for children in need living throughout the world’s poorest nations.
- Thacher Park Final Master Plan
- Thacher and Thompson Lake master plan public hearing announced
- Local summer concert series schedule
- Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny at The Crossings on March 23
- Colonie Restaurant Week to Run March 18-24, 2013
- Local rapper writes SUNY anthem
- Get your golf on, in the dark, for a cause
- Au Revoir to my Favorite Gal….Miss Albany Diner
- 'Contact the Editor' Link
- Firefighters to brave rooftop for charity