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Grog Shoppe to close after 40 years in business

SCHENECTADY

Grog Shoppe to close after 40 years in business

The Grog Shoppe - the longtime Erie Boulevard restaurant and tavern - will close Friday night after about 40 years in business.

Community event emphasizes bike safety

SCHENECTADY

Community event emphasizes bike safety

Dozens of kids and their families spent the afternoon outside the Boys and Girls Club on Craig Street in the Hamilton Hill neighborhood of Schenectady for a bike demonstration community event.

Pastor, ‘legend’ argue pros, cons of porn at Proctors

SCHENECTADY

Pastor, ‘legend’ argue pros, cons of porn at Proctors

The discussion taking place at Proctors on Tuesday night wasn’t for virgin ears.

Grape pie an autumn treat for those in the know

Grape pie an autumn treat for those in the know

Even experienced home bakers have to wonder about grape pies.

Fashion Week a spin on imagination

Fashion Week a spin on imagination

In terms of fashion, New York City is six months ahead of the rest of the country. But for September, the rest of us get a chance to catch up.

The happy house in Fort Worth, Texas

FORT WORTH, TEXAS

The happy house in Fort Worth, Texas

Most people do not know the story behind the two-story bungalow in the historic Fairmount neighborhood of Fort Worth. They just admire the rainbow of pastel hues.

Capitol Hauntings tours set to begin

ALBANY

Capitol Hauntings tours set to begin

Online registration is now available for the annual Capitol Hauntings tours of the New York State Capitol.

St. Luke's in Schenectady celebrates groundbreaking

SCHENECTADY

St. Luke's in Schenectady celebrates groundbreaking

About 50 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday afternoon for the addition to St. Luke’s on State Street in Schenectady.

Nick's Run makes a difference in Clifton Park Saturday

CLIFTON PARK

Nick's Run makes a difference in Clifton Park Saturday

Eight years after 13-year-old Nick Cammarata lost his battle with an aggressive form of cancer, the Clifton Park community continues to gather for an annual run and family carnival in his honor.

Town has Bavarian blast at annual Oktoberfest

GLENVILLE

Town has Bavarian blast at annual Oktoberfest

The seventh annual Glenville Oktoberfest was held Saturday at Maalwyck Park and featured German food, drink, dress and dance.

A delightful dining experience at Cafe Calabria

A delightful dining experience at Cafe Calabria

Our visit to Cafe Calabria was delightful from the moment we set foot in the restaurant.

Antique dolls: reflections of an earlier time

Antique dolls: reflections of an earlier time

Ursula Mertz knows a lot about dolls, so don’t tell her they’re nothing but a toy.

Woman searches for half-brother she never met

Woman searches for half-brother she never met

Andrea Rollier-Fitzpatrick wonders about Mark Robin, the half-brother she’s been trying to find for nearly the past 20 years.

Why amazing video games could be causing a big problem for America

Why amazing video games could be causing a big problem for America

While unemployment rates are going down, some young men are still not working or not working full-time. One reason, according to economists from Princeton, the University of Rochester and the University of Chicago: advancements in video game technology.

MILTON

Grange’s ‘Homesteading’ event aims to keep rural traditions alive

Whether you’re interested in chain saw safety or just learning how to make ice cream at home, the Milton Grange is offering to help people do more for themselves, or at least learn a little agricultural wisdom.

Your dog can make you feel better, and here's why

Your dog can make you feel better, and here's why

Scientists believe that the major source of people's positive reactions to pets comes from oxytocin, a hormone whose many functions include stimulating social bonding, relaxation and trust, and easing stress.

Beef Bourguignon: A peasant stew with a fancy reputation

Beef Bourguignon: A peasant stew with a fancy reputation

Braising transforms meat from tough to tender.

How to--and how not to--treat your bartender

How to--and how not to--treat your bartender

What do a bartender's regulars know that others don't? Here’s how to go from someone your bartender never wants to see again to someone they roll out the red carpet for.

Finger Lakes, look out. Grape things happening right here

Finger Lakes, look out. Grape things happening right here

You’ve heard that wine is part art, part science. That couldn’t be more true for the wines being made in and around the Capital Region.

Nowadays, it has to be 'cold brew' coffee

Nowadays, it has to be 'cold brew' coffee

Suddenly, everyone's too fancy to drink regular ol' iced coffee?

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