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Park, preserve … what’s in a name for Woodlawn?
SCHENECTADY

Park, preserve … what’s in a name for Woodlawn?

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
The Schenectady City Council is considering designating the Woodlawn Preserve as a park, a change advocates say would provide access to additional funding sources and protect the area from development.
 
Lots to see, taste, hear at Ballston Spa Farmers Market
BALLSTON SPA

Lots to see, taste, hear at Ballston Spa Farmers Market

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
While I would highly recommend a trip to the wine country along beautiful Seneca Lake, it takes more than three hours to get there. Closer to home, and a surprise winner in the “places-we-went-with-aunt-Theresa-and-uncle-Jim” category is the Ballston Spa Farmers Market.
 
Pitchers of cocktails conserve mixing time, let host enjoy the party

Pitchers of cocktails conserve mixing time, let host enjoy the party

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
An end-of-summer party is no time for mixing individual cocktails. That’s what’s called a buzzkill. Warm weather festivities demand easy food and even easier drinks. And we’ve got you covered.
 
Gay, straight couples say 'I do' to Justice Kennedy's words
WASHINGTON

Gay, straight couples say 'I do' to Justice Kennedy's words

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
Emily Smith and Jillian Levine had already chosen a venue, booked a band and written the first draft of the ceremony for their wedding when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gay couples nationwide have a right to marry.
 
Army of volunteers renovating Korean War-era tank
GLENVILLE

Army of volunteers renovating Korean War-era tank

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
Ronnie Quinn is reupholstering the seats in a Korean War-era Army tank at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum. “She wanted it all pink, but we said no,” joked fellow volunteer Tom Urquhart.
 
Give the garden some height with a tower

Give the garden some height with a tower

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
If your garden is missing something, perhaps it’s height. While it’s too late to plant tall-growing delphiniums or hollyhocks, you can achieve this same vertical interest with a garden tower.
 
Grilled cheese hits new highs at Capitol Melts
ALBANY

Grilled cheese hits new highs at Capitol Melts

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015
Grilled cheese is simple, inexpensive comfort food, improved only by proximity to a cup of tomato soup. Capitol Melts has them both, and awesome desserts as well.
 
Volunteers work to restore Central Park greenhouses
SCHENECTADY

Volunteers work to restore Central Park greenhouses

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
A group of volunteers is working to revive the greenhouses and nearby gardens, to transform the grounds into a mixed-use space for gardeners to plant flowers and vegetables and for community members to hold shows and events.
 
‘Million dollar baby’ defies odds with babe of her own
AMSTERDAM

‘Million dollar baby’ defies odds with babe of her own

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
Alyana Millan, born with a rare congenital disease that causes her to stop breathing when she falls asleep, has been defying the odds since she was born.
 
 At Wild Center, view nature from every angle
TUPPER LAKE

At Wild Center, view nature from every angle

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
The Wild Center, which opened in 2006, was designed to make science and nature accessible and appealing to visitors. It's working.
 
Cap Region Boomers: Retired Shen teachers now hold class in Africa
GLENVILLE

Cap Region Boomers: Retired Shen teachers now hold class in Africa

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
When Joan and Harry Thornhill take a trip, it’s typically not the relax-under-a-beach-umbrella kind of getaway.
 
Cap Region Boomers: First-time grandparents share their joy

Cap Region Boomers: First-time grandparents share their joy

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
Four freshly minted grandparents told The Gazette how one new life has completely altered theirs.
 
Cap Region Boomers: Colonie Senior Service Centers go upscale in meals

Cap Region Boomers: Colonie Senior Service Centers go upscale in meals

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
Since PRIME Life started catering for Colonie Senior Service Centers in June, demand for meals has increased by between 10 and 15 percent, according to Edward Neary, the centers’ executive director. The reason’s simple — the food’s good, Neary said.
 
Cap Region Boomers: Weight lifter also played semi-pro football

Cap Region Boomers: Weight lifter also played semi-pro football

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
The gym was a social place when Jim Martin began lifting weights.
 
Popular foods taking on new hues without artificial dyes

Popular foods taking on new hues without artificial dyes

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
Food makers are purging their products of artificial dyes as people increasingly eschew anything in their food they don't feel is natural. But replicating the vivid colors Americans expect with ingredients like beets and carrots isn't always easy.
 
 

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