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Budgeting is a powerful tool in controlling college student spending

College tuition begets angst, and for good reason. According to Sallie Mae, the average family spent nearly $25,000 on college related expenses in school year 2014–2015, which includes tuition, room and board, transportation and all other college-related expenses.

Keeping it local

Altamont Country Values buys and sells regional goods

Altamont Country Values is a small, family-owned business, supplying the area with backyard farm, garden, pet and farm animal goods.

The next generation

Pete Tryon keeps Field Realty’s tradition going strong

Field Realty is a locally owned real estate agency in Latham that has been in the Capital Region for decades.

Gallery offers devotion

Exhibit and store offering work from local artists

MIK Gallery opened May 2015, and has already attracted a full and colorful roster of regional fine artists in this no-pressure, high-quality art zone.

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Back in circulation

Whitney Book Corner breathes new life to old library books

Opened in 2002 with a generous bequest from Friends of the Library member Patricia Whitney, the Whitney Book Corner is located at 600 Union St. in Schenectady, just a short block from the Schenectady County Public Library.

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Local dentists provide perfect smiles

Dental group provides comfortable and friendly atmosphere at Voorheesville office

Dr. Steven Lysenko and Dr. Danielle Lloyd’s dental office, located at 17 Maple Road in Voorheesville, has been committed to serving the Capital District since 1971.

Family farm market with old-time feel

Cider pressed and served by three generations of family

At Lakeside Farms Country Market and Restaurant in Ballston Lake, it’s all about family.

Custom furniture made in the USA

In a world of big box, one-size-fits-all furniture stores, Kugler’s Red Barn continues its mission to provide custom-made pieces to discerning customers.

Home solutions for Capital District

Communication key to customer satisfaction, leads to returning business

Service Solutions owner Don Sweet used to be a financial director until he realized there was a need to be filled.

Family bowl, family game, family biz

Boulevard Bowl has been a place for family for 50 years

For generations, the Scaccias have given a family-pleasing sport a classic, local home at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady.

Experience key to help

A rapidly aging population needs to look towards estate preservation

The Herzog Law Firm has been ahead of the curve for the last three decades.

Guilderland Chamber thinks big

The Guilderland Chamber of Commerce is not your typical chamber, as it is smaller than most with only two employees, but that puts the chamber on the same level of the businesses it services.

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A new alternative to the ordinary

The Spinney at Van Dyke offers empty nesters unique living spaces

The idea that an adult living complex has to be a big, multi-level apartment building is being turned on its ear.

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Local vets provide latest in care

Practice also committed to helping animals find their forever homes

The Animal Hospital was established in 1974 and built from the ground up by Dr. Ed Becker on over 22 acres of farmland. The facility was designed to be a comfortable and efficient environment for patients, staff and for you.

Meeting insurance needs for 50 years

Schulz family insurance agency treats customers as members, not numbers

He’s under the umbrella of a nationally recognized brand in Nationwide Insurance, but Doug Schulz speaks more highly of his pride for the years of service his agency has provided the community.

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