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Live chat tonight! Ask TOH chef Michael Barna your baking and cooking questions!
04/23/2012
LIVE CHAT: Taste of Home chef, CIA grad answers your questions

Live chat tonight! Ask TOH chef Michael Barna your baking and cooking questions!

Do you have a burning cooking question you’ve always wanted to ask a chef? Now is your chance! On April 23, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Culinary Institute of America graduate Taste of Home Chef Michael Barna will be on hand to answer your Taste of Home Cooking School, baking and cooking questions.

03/12/2012
10 Weeks to Your Best Freihofer's Time

Info on a free upcoming event. Stop by for information, door prizes and snacks!

Have you ever wanted to take part in the Freihofer's Run for Women — or any other type of road race — and wondered how best to prepare for the experience? Well here's your opportunity!

Music reviews: Graffiti6, Foxy Shazam
01/26/2012
Music reviews: Graffiti6, Foxy Shazam

Music reviews: Graffiti6, Foxy Shazam

Graffiti6 is a new British duo comprised of singer/songwriter Jamie Scott and DJ/producer Tommy D. Although Scott is still relatively unknown, Tommy D is well-respected in his field and has worked with the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye West, 2Pac, and even Right Said Fred.

Colonie Central track teams make invitational history
01/26/2012
Colonie Central track teams make invitational history

Colonie Central track teams make invitational history

COLONIE — Colonie Central High School boys and girls indoor track teams won the Dartmouth Invitational Jan. 7 and 8. The combined win is the first time in the 42 year history of this prestigious meet that a boys and girls team from the same high school has taken home first place team finishes.

2011 Colonie Elks Veterans Stand Down
10/04/2011

2011 Colonie Elks Veterans Stand Down

Music reviews: The end of R.E.M. an amicable one for bandmates
09/29/2011
Music reviews: The end of R.E.M. an amicable one for bandmates

Music reviews: The end of R.E.M. an amicable one for bandmates

Since the beginning of Rock & Roll, many extremely well known and beloved acts have met their untimely end as a result of a death in the band. Led Zeppelin, The Who, Nirvana, Queen and many more all called it quits following a member's untimely passing.

Digital models help bring Shaker community to life
09/29/2011
Digital models help bring Shaker community to life

Digital models help bring Shaker community to life

COLONIE — 3D digital models of buildings at the Albany Shaker National Historic Site now make it possible for people to see what life was like on the site of our country’s first Shaker settlement.

VA baby showers offer thanks, support system for new mothers
09/29/2011
VA baby showers offer thanks, support system for new mothers

VA baby showers offer thanks, support system for new mothers

ALBANY — As a way of celebrating, and thanking, those who have served our country, the North Albany American Legion Auxiliary and Silverstein Auxiliary hosted a baby shower for Crystal Furnari on Sept. 23 at the Albany Stratton VA Hospital.

Contest ends 9/30!
09/28/2011
Hair Loss Control Clinic giving back through contest

Contest ends 9/30!

LATHAM — The Hair Loss Control Clinic in Latham has been helping people to regrow hair since its inception 25 years ago. Now they are looking to give back to community that has made them a success by hosting a "Tell Us Your Alopecia Story" contest. The winners will be awarded six months of treatment...

Cupcakes on the rise for Bettie’s Cakes
08/04/2011
Cupcakes on the rise for Bettie’s Cakes

Cupcakes on the rise for Bettie’s Cakes

Bettie's Cakes, a classic in the making with its uncommon way of serving cupcakes to customers in a pink Double Decker bus named Dee Dee, has expanded to include a fifth location at Hoffman's Playland.

08/04/2011
Five Questions: Jeff Loudon

Our very own music reviewer Jeff Loudon was profiled by The Record (Troy, N.Y.) for the Five Questions feature!

Jeff Loudon, 27, is a Latham native that now lives in Nashville, Tenn. A graduate of SUNY Geneseo and The College of Saint Rose, he is a music journalist for Latham Life and a computer systems administrator for Vanderbilt University in Nashville and has attended more than 200 concerts. Loudon can be...

Rec center gets boost from Otto Cadillac donation
07/07/2011
Rec center gets boost from Otto Cadillac donation

Rec center gets boost from Otto Cadillac donation

COLONIE — Chris Otto, general manager of Otto Cadillac donated 163 basketballs, equivalent to $4,500, to the village of Colonie Recreational Center and the mini parks at Milton Park and Locust Park.

Volunteers needed for Shaker restoration project
07/07/2011
Volunteers needed for Shaker restoration project

Volunteers needed for Shaker restoration project

COLONIE — The Shaker Historical Society is working on several restoration projects in an effort to revitalize and restore their Albany site.

Eleven chambers, one mission
07/07/2011
Eleven chambers, one mission

Eleven chambers, one mission

Presidents of 11 capital region Chambers of Commerce recently traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with members of New York's Congressional delegation about important issues facing the region, including rising energy costs and transportation.

06/30/2011
Get a jump on your racing knowledge before track season

Get a jump on your racing knowledge before track season

COLONIE — Saratoga's racing season is right around the corner and Knowledge Network instructor Neal Benoit wants to help you to make the most of it with his presentation, "Thoroughbred Racing Saratoga Style."

Music reviews: Beyonce, 'Rave on Buddy Holly'
06/30/2011
Music reviews: Beyonce, 'Rave on Buddy Holly'

Music reviews: Beyonce, 'Rave on Buddy Holly'

In November of 2008, Beyonce released her third record "I Am…Sasha Fierce" as a two disc set despite there only being eleven tracks and approximately 40 minutes of music between the two.

06/30/2011
Summer concerts return to The Crossings of Colonie

Summer concerts return to The Crossings of Colonie

LOUDONVILLE — Starting July 7, the community is invited to come and watch some great musicians for an evening of free entertainment every Thursday at The Crossings in Colonie. Running through August 25, music in the gazebo at the park will feature the Georgie Wonders Orchestra, The Pipe Kings, Keith...

06/30/2011
Maplewood School, ‘a very special place,’ closes for good

Maplewood School, ‘a very special place,’ closes for good

WATERVLIET — Maplewood’s last day of classes for the school year and for the school years to come has come and many of the school’s alumni reflecting on their time there.

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society seeks volunteers
06/16/2011
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society seeks volunteers

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society seeks volunteers

MENANDS — If you want to contribute to the community, have a gratifying experience fighting for a worthy cause, The Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society (MHRHS) is looking for volunteers.

Brides to be go to ‘War’ for prizes
06/16/2011
Brides to be go to ‘War’ for prizes

Brides to be go to ‘War’ for prizes

COLONIE — Brides to be engaged in their own kind of warfare recently as Albany Crossfit in the Court Club hosted Events with Style’s Bridal Wars competition. During the event, brides went head-to-head in an effort to win prizes guaranteed to add some flair to their wedding experiences.

04/14/2011
Show offers ‘Dads Eye View’ on parenting

Show offers ‘Dads Eye View’ on parenting

LOUDONVILLE — Parenting is hard, but parenting without guidance can be even harder. Kenneth Braswell, founder of Fathers Incorporated, an organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible fatherhood, believes that many fathers are lacking the resources that they need to effectively parent.

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