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Edison Tech Center donates toy trains for tots
SCHENECTADY

Edison Tech Center donates toy trains for tots

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
When the people at the Edison Tech Center get together to distribute some Christmas cheer, you can be sure they’ll use the occasion as a teaching moment.
 
Salvation Army hoping to recruit more bell ringers
CAPITAL REGION

Salvation Army hoping to recruit more bell ringers

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
It wasn’t frigid Friday afternoon when Christopher Brown and his fiancée, Sandya Sainvil, started their bell-ringing shift outside the Glenville Wal-Mart, but once the sun went down, the cold started to seep through their boots and gloves.
 
Jazz up holidays with the latest in lighting

Jazz up holidays with the latest in lighting

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
Thanks to advances in lighting technology, suburban dads (and moms) across the country have a lot to choose from when it comes to creative ways to deck their halls for the holidays this year.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region nonprofits hope #GivingTuesday is set to take off

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
Capital Region nonprofits are doing their part to raise awareness today for #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to charities, nonprofit organizations and volunteer groups across the globe.
 
Scrapbook: December '84 a time of giving and learning

Scrapbook: December '84 a time of giving and learning

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
In December 1984, local children discovered the wonders of another era through visits to the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa. People were also looking out for the needy in ’84, collecting food and special gifts.
 
Free holiday movies at Proctors
SCHENECTADY

Free holiday movies at Proctors

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
Get in the holiday spirit with free holiday movies at Proctors later this month.
 
Toy convoy gathers donations of fun for needy kids
SARATOGA COUNTY

Toy convoy gathers donations of fun for needy kids

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
Thousands of toys were loaded into hundreds of cars and trucks Sunday in the Wilton Walmart store parking lot to help support the Convoy for Tots initiative.
 
Wee hours of Black Friday start slow
SARATOGA COUNTY

Wee hours of Black Friday start slow

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014
Some Black Friday Early Risers have become All-Nighters, as malls and stores that have remained open since Thanksgiving night attracted a small but hardy band of shoppers Friday morning at the oddest of hours.
 
Run and eat: Turkey Trots draw a crowd
CAPITAL REGION

Run and eat: Turkey Trots draw a crowd

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
Running in below-freezing temperatures the morning after a nor’easter dumped nearly a foot of snow on the ground is not the hard part.
 
The yuletide season brings tree-mendous festivals

The yuletide season brings tree-mendous festivals

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
If Jo Ann Menzer were a Christmas tree ornament, she’d probably top the tree.
 
 

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