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Dutchmen Dip raises $15K to take on cancer
SCHENECTADY

Dutchmen Dip raises $15K to take on cancer

Sunday, March 15, 2015
The women of the Union College volleyball team, and about 150 other brave souls, dove headfirst into a pool of water outside Union’s Reamer Campus Center on Saturday afternoon in the school’s third Dutchmen Dip to support students fighting cancer.
 
Snowkiters drawn by the wind, sound and freedom

Snowkiters drawn by the wind, sound and freedom

Sunday, March 15, 2015
From shore, Mille Lacs Snow Kite Crossing spectators see an array of crescents arcing above the lake. Tethered bodies slanted at 45-degree angles, snowkiters see the swatches only in their peripheral vision.
 
The look of the Irish

The look of the Irish

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Meet John McKeating and the face will be familiar. People notice the smile and sparkle in the eyes. Both were imported from Ireland to the states during the early 1980s — McKeating is one of those fortunate ones who truly has the Irish look.
 
Jade Bistro’s offers spectacular decor, menu
SCOTIA

Jade Bistro’s offers spectacular decor, menu

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Too pretty to eat? No, but we took our time, deconstructing the appetizers as carefully as the sushi chef had designed them. They were as delicious as they looked.
 
Makeover draws raves, prepares woman for workforce

Makeover draws raves, prepares woman for workforce

Friday, March 13, 2015
When Tonya Chervin walked into the YWCA lobby after her makeover Tuesday, she was surrounded by admirers.
 
Got the munchies? Snack delivery services got a box for that

Got the munchies? Snack delivery services got a box for that

Friday, March 13, 2015
Tired of snacking on cheese sticks or single-serving packs of hummus? A new genre of home delivery service is taking aim at boring snacks, promising novelty, nutrition (sometimes), and a sense of surprise.
 
Local man, ex-prosecutor candid about his fall
SCHENECTADY

Local man, ex-prosecutor candid about his fall

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Andrew McKenna robbed his first bank and he felt in control again. The former federal prosecutor and Schenectady native’s life had long since spiraled out of control as his drug addictions grew from prescription painkillers to heroin.
 
Albany to crack down on St. Pat’s suds
ALBANY

Albany to crack down on St. Pat’s suds

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Albany has a message for people heading out to its St. Patrick's Day parades Saturday. You can wear your green, but leave the 12-pack at home.
 
Local radio icon Don Weeks dead at 76
ROTTERDAM

Local radio icon Don Weeks dead at 76

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
It doesn’t matter whom you ask — bosses or colleagues, family or friends — there was only one Don Weeks, whether you are talking about the Hall of Fame radio icon or the person.
 
Ramen made at home is filling, rich, totally satisfying

Ramen made at home is filling, rich, totally satisfying

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
It was the last meal in Tokyo, after many delicious days in Japan, with each meal trumping the last. A final taste of the island was all we craved, in the form of a simple bowl of ramen, the classic Japanese dish.
 

Food processor turns falafel into easy weeknight meal

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Falafel is one of those easy weeknight meals I rarely think to make, but when I do I feel like a dolt for not doing it more often.
 
Dressing up spring asparagus with an easy brown butter sauce

Dressing up spring asparagus with an easy brown butter sauce

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Remember the days when you knew spring was coming by the arrival of asparagus at the grocer? These days, fresh asparagus is available almost all year. But still, my heart leaps with joy the first moment I see asparagus for less than $3 a pound. Then it is officially spring!
 
10th annual Schenectady Restaurant Week was biggest yet
SCHENECTADY COUNTY

10th annual Schenectady Restaurant Week was biggest yet

Monday, March 9, 2015
The 10th annual Schenectady Restaurant Week was the biggest Schenectady Restaurant Week to date.
 
Black accents take the ‘boring’ out of neutral colors

Black accents take the ‘boring’ out of neutral colors

Monday, March 9, 2015
There are plenty of practical reasons to decorate with neutral colors. The shades we think of as neutral — whites, beiges, tans — don’t clash with anything. They are calm, soothing and never go out of style. There’s just one problem. “Beiges and neutrals,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn, “can be super boring.”
 

Leaks, worn shingles can be signs its time for a new roof

Monday, March 9, 2015
A harsh winter has taken a toll on many roofs.
 
 

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