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Library trains Etsy entrepreneurs

Program at Albany’s Main Branch helps artisans get their online shops up and running

The Internet has served as a source of income for many over the years, with such well-established commercial hubs as Amazon.com and eBay.

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Scarecrows to spruce up Albany

Competition to build the best hay man in its third year

A scarecrow presiding over a cornfield is as common in the farmlands of the Capital District as it is a staple of Halloween imagery.

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Creepy Capital District

This October, get your dose of chills and thrills at these local haunts

Deep within the basement of Proctors in Schenectady, Greg Rubusto and his Tri-City New York Paranormal Society team were investigating what many had already suspected of the 88-year old vaudeville house: that it’s haunted.

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A cider a day

Nine Pin Cider Works benefits from new legislation

New York’s first licensed farm cidery, which creates hard cider from 100 percent New York apples, has taken full advantage of recent state legislation that creates opportunities for local businesses.

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Maxed out

Student Film Festival will screen the works of 10 finalists

In the course of a single minute, 100 hours of video are uploaded onto YouTube.com. The amount of material that has amassed on the website since its creation nearly 10 years ago has reached a point where the company’s content database scans through the equivalent of 400 years of blooper, prank, monologue, gaming and cat videos every day.

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Soup’s on in Guilderland

Annual event welcomes season with food, fun and fast cars

The leaves are starting to turn and the air is getting chillier so it can mean only one thing in Guilderland: It’s time to slurp some soup.

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Clothes call

Bringing Cirque du Soleil’s vibrant ‘Dralion’ costumes to the stage requires a wardrobe team that can think on its feet

It’s East meets West with a circus twist in downtown Albany for the final run of “Dralion.”

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Setting the scene

Delmar artist finds he is drawn to painting pastures

Several years ago, Robert Lynk was passing a field in Westerlo when he decided to stop and take a picture.

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Head for the Hills

Rensselaerville Cycling Festival lets riders experience the area’s beautiful scenery with events for all ages

Take a scenic course, add cyclists of all ages, mix in food and drinks of all kinds, cheerful spectators and top it off with live music, and you have a gran fondo.

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Crossings Challenge 5K has lots to offer

Race enters its 11th year with runs for adults and children

As the outdoor running season winds down, an event that takes place at the Crossings offers an opportunity for the whole family to get some exercise and enjoy the park.

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Mixing it up on Upper Madison

Street fair celebrates the vibrancy of downtown Albany neighborhood

An outdoor block party in the Pine Hills area of Albany sets itself apart with its family-friendly vibe and activities for kids and adults.

Before winter sets in

Community can send off the season at Fall Festival hosted by St. Thomas in Delmar

The parish and school of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar have joined together to hold the congregation’s first community Fall Festival.

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Photo gallery: Hoffman's Playland's final day

People of all ages came to Hoffman’s Playland Sunday, Sept. 14, to enjoy one last ride before the 62-year-old amusement park closed its gates for good.

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Listen to Cassandra

Musical at Proctors inspired by Schenectady man’s own experience with the fickle dot-com bubble

In Greek mythology, when Cassandra, the princess of Troy who was had the gift of foresight, tried to warn the people that the city of Troy would be destroyed in the Trojan War, her dire predictions were ignored. A large wooden horse opened up one night and Spartan soldiers spilled out to attack the city.

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Going to great lengths to provide quality goods

Shaker Heritage Society carefully selects vendors for annual craft fair

A historic area in the Capital District is offering an opportunity to explore the booths of over 70 vendors, listen to music and watch numerous demonstrations that whole family can enjoy.