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Features reporter Jeff Wilkin on pop culture
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Glenmont tinsmith shares history, craft

Soldiers on the job during the late 1700s kept their cannon fuses out of the weather. In some places, they stashed them in what military historians call artillery primer pouches. Others would probably just call them tin boxes. One of these boxes was found at the Fort Plain blockhouse during ...
Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Habits learned in youth lead to powerful results

My father, the late Harold J. Wilkin Jr., was proud of his efficiency.
Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Chrysanthemums blaze brightly at greenhouse

Autumn fireworks have begun at the Sokolowski place in Clifton Park.
Friday, Aug. 28, 2015

The queen at King Phillip’s

Shirley Alesio, who spends most of the year at home in Niskayuna, is on summer recess at her home-away-from-home, King Phillip's campground in Lake George.
Friday, Aug. 21, 2015

Saying good bye to the 'Summer of Jeff'

It’s late August, and the sun is dropping into the west sooner and sooner every night. Fall is coming.
Friday, Aug. 14, 2015

Good ‘Omens’? Scotia artist starts own comic book

Shane Moore and Larry Morgan started their own comic book company, Electro-Magnetic Press, and have printed the first two issues of their own series, “The Omens.”
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015

Top Secret: My favorite U.N.C.L.E coming back

On Friday, my favorite government agency, United Network Command for Law and Enforcement, will finally reopen for business.
Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

Church volunteers serve free lunch

On summer Fridays, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Scotia offers lunch for the best price in town — free.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Four-legged ‘Ted’ brings joy to riders and helpers

While other horses are chasing fortune and glory for the next six weeks, dependable, sturdy Ted will make steps for a nobler cause.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Where’s Wink when we need it?

The pop of choice of my childhood was Wink — “The Sassy One” — from Canada Dry. The tall green bottles, dimpled at the bottom, came with the bright yellow Wink logo and the Canada Dry badge.

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