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Downtown Schenectady a happening place Saturday

SCHENECTADY

Downtown Schenectady a happening place Saturday

Whether you’re looking for art, music or food, downtown Schenectady is the place to be this weekend.

Moms who were pregnant during 9/11 share stories

Moms who were pregnant during 9/11 share stories

Maria Cullerton remembers the day as if it were yesterday.

How to pick the fastest line at the supermarket

How to pick the fastest line at the supermarket

For anyone who has ever had to stand in line at a supermarket, retailer, bank or anywhere else, here are some tips from experts for picking the line that will move the fastest.

Rotterdam gardener reaps fruits of his labor

ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam gardener reaps fruits of his labor

Standing in his garden on Wednesday in the front yard of his Rotterdam home, Stramenga reached high into a tree and plucked a fig. The tree has been standing for 45 years.

Food likely to be big draw at Little Italy StreetFest

Food likely to be big draw at Little Italy StreetFest

Music and history are nice, but the main attraction at the 11th annual Little Italy StreetFest in Schenectady on Saturday will once again be the food.

Going beyond preserves: 3 recipes for fresh figs

Going beyond preserves: 3 recipes for fresh figs

Try these delicious, creative ideas to use fresh figs.

Folk dancers among attractions at Greek festival

Folk dancers among attractions at Greek festival

There’s no denying that change has come to the St. George Greek Orthodox Church since the group first formed in Schenectady in 1914.

Beyond BLT: Try these tomato sandwiches

Beyond BLT: Try these tomato sandwiches

Let’s start with the obvious. We’re all heard of bruschetta, right?

Celebrity chefs on hand for Saratoga Wine & Food Fest

Celebrity chefs on hand for Saratoga Wine & Food Fest

There are two very good reasons to learn how to cook, according to Marc Murphy: It’s a lot cheaper and it’s a lot healthier.

The disconnected: teens without technology feel alienated

WASHINGTON

The disconnected: teens without technology feel alienated

At a time when many parents agonize over their kids' consumption of social media - fretting over the hours spent playing games and posting Instagrams and incessantly texting - DJ represents the flip side: teens who can't afford phones or computers and don't have reliable WiFi at home.

The seventh-grader's sext was meant to impress a crush, but it nearly destroyed her

The seventh-grader's sext was meant to impress a crush, but it nearly destroyed her

For every "sexting scandal" reported, an unknown multitude of parents and teens - mostly girls - are just beginning to grasp what it means to live in a world where nothing digital ever truly disappears.

'Bunny hunting': teaching kids about online safety important

'Bunny hunting': teaching kids about online safety important

Sgt. James Spurlock has come to Stone Hill Middle School in Ashburn, Virginia, to lead a program called "Technology Safety for Teens" because cops know that the need to teach kids about sexual exploitation online starts younger and younger.

For $71,000, live large in a new little place

WASHINGTON

For $71,000, live large in a new little place

Micro-houses - or tiny homes - are part of an architectural movement encouraging simple and sustainable living. But critics of the movement contend that it focuses on single adults and overlooks vulnerable segments of the population, such as families and children, who experience poverty.

Most high schools begin day earlier than docs recommend

CAPITAL REGION

Most high schools begin day earlier than docs recommend

Even as more and more research points to the benefits of later high school start times, very few districts in the Capital Region have shifted to the start time recommended by the nation’s pediatricians.

Food, service outstanding at Glass Tavern

Food, service outstanding at Glass Tavern

The large glass building looks out of place among the farm stands, small restaurants and strip malls along Route 50 in Glenville.

Girls Inc. bicyclists logging miles and smiles

SCHENECTADY

Girls Inc. bicyclists logging miles and smiles

Jaylssa Terry and Deedee Martines aren’t racing for Olympic gold, and they don’t dream of one day donning a yellow jersey at the Tour de France. They’re just out for fun.

Om power: Can yoga help offset Parkinson's symptoms?

Om power: Can yoga help offset Parkinson's symptoms?

Eight men and women at a recent class at Tarana Yoga Studio in Minneapolis engaged in “joint warm-ups,” circling their wrists three times in each direction.

Grill a great steak with these tips

Grill a great steak with these tips

Some people look for summer sizzle at the beach. Guys like Tom Alicandro look for sizzle on the grill.

Saratoga Springs will host  inaugural Equestricon

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs will host inaugural Equestricon

A new organization’s international horse racing convention will be held next August at the Saratoga Springs City Center, it was announced Friday.

Any and all berries you have go into bumbleberry pie

Any and all berries you have go into bumbleberry pie

It’s not summer without pie. Fruit pie, specifically.

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