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A tree’s tale

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.

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Holiday cheer in full bloom

Guilderland Garden Club to hold annual Greens Show at Mynderse-Fredrick House

The annual Open House and Greens Show at the historic Mynderse-Fredrick House, located at 451 Main St. in Guilderland Center, will kick off on Friday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. The show continues through the weekend and is open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 7.

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Hess wheels in its history [photo gallery]

Toy Truck Mobile Museum stops in Slingerlands, showcases its 50-year history

Fascination over Hess’ toy trucks seemed to hold an ageless appeal at a recent and rare showing of the entire collection.

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Altamont gets its own history book

Keith Lee releases book that includes more than 200 historic photographs

At least one image will come to mind for most area residents when thinking about the Village of Altamont — its annual fair. A new book aims to highlight a few more historic images, too.

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Two decades of neighbors caring for one another

Community Caregivers raffles custom pendant, to hold appreciation reception

Community Caregivers is celebrating its 20th anniversary by holding a raffle for a one-of-a-kind gold pendant featuring the nonprofit’s logo of clasped hands forming a heart.

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Wisdom at any age

Latham writer’s story included in an anthology of tales by Baby Boomer

Being published in an anthology of written wisdom wasn’t necessarily something Linda Berkery had always wanted to do, but she was inspired to take that leap about a year ago after seeing an ad in a magazine seeking written narratives that provided insight and inspiration.

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A healing journey

Hospice Walk raises money for programs that provide comfort to families facing the terminal illness of a loved one

There is a lot that goes into hospice services beyond providing care for the terminally ill.

Living with Alzheimer's

One couple’s story: Making the best of a devastating diagnosis

Meeting Marianne and Roy Scott, you notice one thing right away – they are still as much in love as the day they met in seventh grade homeroom over 60 years ago.

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A century of faith, friendships

St. Peter Women’s Guild to commemorate 100th anniversary with dinner

Many things were different 100 years ago, with modern technology seeming more like science fiction. At least one thing remains unchanged — the dedication of a faithful group of women.

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Downsizing made easy

Experts make moving to the next step in life an enjoyable experience

Some milestones in life can be exciting, some sad and others just downright overwhelming. The decision to sell a family home can be all three.

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Bringing new life to cemetery

St. Agnes’ Living Room offers art exhibits and classes

A cemetery in Menands has come up with an innovative way to bring more people there.

Working together to get the job done

Seniors taking care of their own

When Harry Howansky retired from his job as an engineer with the state, he wasn’t ready to sit back and relax. The 80-year-old Colonie man who says he grew up on a farm and considers himself quite handy, thought ‘why not put my skills to work.’

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A toast to keep the chill at bay

Low temperatures and a snowier than usual winter has left many older people on fixed incomes struggling to pay their heating bills. For the past few years, Colonie Senior Service Centers has stepped in to help by hosting the Warmth of Wine fundraiser.

Kingsway Arms Nursing Center woman honored for artwork

Florence Teichner, 86, of Kingsway Arms Nursing Center has lived in Schenectady most of her life. Before coming to Kingsway two years ago, Florence had not had any formal art training. She currently participates in Kingsway’s weekly art therapy group.

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Stitching happiness

Retirees find pleasure by making quilts for children

Marcia Hajeck has always loved to sew, but it was about 1980 when she began creating quilts. The now 75 year old from Clifton Park says she typically spends at least three hours a day on her selfless hobby.

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