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Ballroom dancing hits Slingerlands

Elementary kids get their kicks at after school program

Slingerlands Elementary students are now being given the opportunity to learn how to ballroom dance through a new program being offered after school called Dance Crazy Kids.

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Learning a lifelong adventure at Bethlehem HILL

Institute dedicated to providing college-level courses celebrates 20th anniversary

The Humanities Institute for Lifelong Learning, or HILL, in Delmar, was founded in 1993 to enhance lifelong learning opportunities for the adult community in the Capital District.

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Overdue honor

Guilderland veteran receives his high school diploma 50 years later

Guilderland Central School District awarded Robert Lynch, a 69-year-old Vietnam veteran, his high school diploma through Operation Recognition, which is a program allowing certain veterans to apply to receive a diploma if they didn't graduate from high school.

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Library ladies

Progress Club helps celebrate Bethlehem Library’s centennial

On Saturday, May 11, the 100th anniversary of the library was commemorated with a Founder’s Day celebration at the Bethlehem Public Library on Delaware Avenue.

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Voorheesville looks outside box, onto stage

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.

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Nonprofit takes its mission to ’burbs

Northeast Parent & Child trying to expand its reach outside city

Graduation rates in Schenectady County might be higher in suburban school districts than in the city, but for the Northeast Parent & Child Society it doesn’t matter where a student might fall out of the educational system.

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Students honor those who served

Brown School hosts ceremony paying tribute to local vets

Brown School students gathered to sing songs and show off special projects to local veterans at a Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 9. This year’s event hit close to home for an English teacher at the school, whose son is being deployed to Afghanistan.

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Educator recognized for dedication

SJCC PTO honors longtime early childhood educator with celebration

The Parent Teacher Organization at the SJCC organized a retirement celebration for Ellen Carpenter, of Schenectady, who taught youngsters for more than three decades and helped shape programing.

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A film with class

Nisky’s 50th reunion spurs documentary shot across country

It started as an idea to produce a video for a class reunion, but ended up as a documentary chronicling the struggles and triumphs of a generation.

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Karner blue coming back

Endangered butterfly re-introduced to Pine Bush, can be seen through mid-July

If you’ve never seen an endangered species up close, now’s your chance.

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Garden Club looks to children

Group dedicates garden in hopes of inspiring younger generation

The Bethlehem Garden Club is working to get younger generations more interested in local horticulture.

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Nisky High School becomes one with nature

Biology teacher unveils ‘outdoor science classroom’

Hands-on learning will be taking on an entirely new meaning at Niskayuna high school next year.

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Books go into OverDrive

Whether you prefer to read a book printed on paper or appearing on a screen can be a very personal decision. But thanks to OverDrive, a program within the Upper Hudson Library System, you can now find both at your local library.

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Winging it at Jefferson Elementary

Butterfly garden brings classroom lessons to life

Elementary students are always excited to be free from homework and test prep, but a recent effort spearheaded by a second-grade teacher wed getting outside with learning.

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Steeped in history

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?