Mayes family has been providing the town tree for the past five years
For the past five years, Majestic Tree Farm has provided the Town of Bethlehem’s Christmas tree. Nanette Mayes, who owns the tree farm with her husband, believes they were originally contacted about providing the town tree because they had provided the town with wreaths for around a decade.
Schuyler Bakery celebrates anniversary next month
A line of customers stretched from the register past a glass case filled with pastries to the door, and a bread-cutting machine hummed as it sliced loaves of freshly baked bread.
‘Muffin Man’ expands fundraising efforts to breakfast in bed service
A basket of muffins might not change the world, but one man is proving it’s a good place to start.
Assisted living community becomes part of national chain
Delmar Place is under new management after Atria Senior Living acquired the facility in December.
Guilderland native starts exclusively mobile veterinary service
Capital District Mobile Veterinary Services aims at reducing stress around the veterinarian experience by bringing their office to pets. Owner Sarah Nolan and veterinary assistant Anne Giagni started making house calls about three months ago and both said the business is quickly taking off.
An industry upgrade is threatening the survival of drive-ins, including Glenmont’s Jericho Drive-In
Drive-ins and independent movie theaters are being forced to upgrade to digital projection machines as the movie industry begins to phase out the use of 35mm film.
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.
Murray Manor Apartments would be for 55-and-up
Members of the Colonie Planning Board have reservations about an apartment complex proposed to be built on Boght Road after learning the developer’s intended tenant demographic.
Unique chocolate treats offer break from Valentine’s Day tradition
While chocolate is often seen as a can’t-fail Valentines gift, the traditional heart-shaped box of sweets might strike some as clichéd. But for those looking to stray from convention will be met with a sweet surprise at Capital District candy shops.
Union Aquarium founder sells business to longtime employee
After 23 years of running Union Aquarium in Schenectady, owner Paul Sartoris is selling the business to a longtime employee who is stepping forward to keep the shop afloat.
Maple Ski Ridge to host 50th anniversary celebration
To celebrate Maple Ski Ridge’s 50th anniversary there, will be a weekend of events from Thursday, Jan. 17, to Sunday, Jan. 20. The business has largely tailored itself to suit its customers, serving as a family-friendly destination and welcoming seniors who are still hitting the slopes.
School district renting out theater as alternative revenue source
Municipalities take heed. Your tax problems may be solved thanks to the groovy tunes of The Beatles.
Charitable spirit shown after 34 trees vanish from Lions sale
Some caring citizens have stepped forward to help out the Bethlehem Lions Club after a holiday Grinch stole dozens of Christmas trees from the lot where the group’s annual sale is held.
From Equinox Thanksgiving dinner to pantry drives, season for giving has arrived
Cooks know preparing a family Thanksgiving meal means spending all day in the kitchen. But in the recipe for making sure the Capital District’s needy have a holiday meal, the prep time is measured in weeks.
Black Friday market selling fair trade goods still going strong
Heading out to a shopping mall or big box store to fight over flat screens has become all but a Thanksgiving tradition for many families, but in Bethlehem a different kind of Black Friday shopping tradition is becoming more entrenched by the year.