Local beekeepers looking to spur interest in honey hobby, offer guidance
Jennifer Ford and Keith Freeman conducted their first beehive inspection Friday morning, July 18, at Farnsworth Middle School’s Organic Garden. The couple has kept beehives at their home since 2008 and started maintaining one at the garden this summer.
Living Resources unveils state’s first barrier-free home
Living Resources unveiled the Smart House, located off Ardsley Road in Guilderland, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, which harness technology to allow residents to maintain an independent lifestyle.
Holiday traditions may have been a little different in the late 1700s when the iconic Ten Broeck Mansion was built atop an Albany hill, but more than 200 years later, the historic home continues to welcome visitors for the holidays.
Company spending $3B to upgrade electric infrastructure
Tackling some of what the worst winter storms inflicts has National Grid “hot stick” workers preparing for the chilly reality of living in the Northeast.
Outlet serves as buy local point for wholesale and retail buyers
Since it first opened in 1933, the Capital District Cooperative, Inc. has traveled a road of changes. With the rising “buy local” movement, the Menands-based farmers market is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a bigger presence than ever.
Delmar resident launches project to cultivate awareness of native plant species
Loretta Fontaine Castagna has held an interest in native plant life since she was a young girl.
Living Resources’ modern Guilderland group home to house six residents
Living Resources, a Capital District nonprofit, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, May 1, for its group to be located off Ardsley Road in Guilderland. The building was touted as the state’s first barrier-free “smart house” designed especially for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Family-friendly Go Green Day to feature recycling, demos, good eats
Go Green Day 2013 will be held Saturday, April 27, at Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland. Several area groups worked together to create the educational event and recycling drop off, along with opportunities to donate a variety of items to local causes and organizations.
For area quilting group, tradition, service and fellowship are a seamless combination
Q.U.I.L.T. Inc. has met at the Delmar Reformed Church once a month for the past 36 years. They meet to showcase their work, learn new skills and listen to guest speakers.
In tough times, Farnsworth’s Butterfly House and garden exist through fundraisers
Farnsworth Middle School is holding a garage sale fundraiser for the student-run Butterfly House and Organic Garden programs.
Local florists say color and variety add a fun twist to Valentine’s Day
Although red roses continue to be a top seller on Valentine’s Day, some florists have noticed more women are looking for something a little less traditional on the annual day of love.
Customers heating bills could drop 3 percent, weather conditions also a factor
Some people might not welcome the first sighting of snowflakes falling, but lower heating bills could help warm winter spirits.
Group dedicates garden in hopes of inspiring younger generation
The Bethlehem Garden Club is working to get younger generations more interested in local horticulture.
Program to examine Shaker use of herbs and teas
When you dunk a teabag in a mug of boiling water, do you ever wonder how the mixture of herbs or tea leaves got in there?
Albany County recreation resource dominates executive’s Bethlehem visit
The main concern of residents at Albany County Executive Dan McCoy's Town Hall visit was opening more local sections of the county's rail trail.