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COLUMN: Ask Your Daughter: Let me be your virtual daughter

Monika Boeckmann is the Executive Director at Senior Services of Albany. She is also the daughter of Christian and Gerlinde, two Austrian immigrants who moved their family to America in 1968. She is full of good information and ready to be your daughter too.

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Saying Thanks

Photographer shares her experience with Honor Flight program

In September, local photographer, Sue Clark, had the honor to escort World War II Marine Corporal, Thomas Joseph Smith Jr. to the WWII memorial in Washington D.C. Clark writes about her experience.

Collective Wisdom

Selkirk man out to prove the phrase, 'it's all downhill from here' is a myth.

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All the trimmings close to home

Give thanks to area farmers, businesses by buying local ingredients

A bounty of area businesses and markets make shopping local for all the ingredients of a customary Thanksgiving dinner a relatively easy task.

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Send us your recipes and win!

Share your Thanksgiving traditions with The Spotlight

We are looking for reader-submitted recipes for our Nov. 13 Thanksgiving Lifestyle edition.

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Rail Trail expansion underway

Three-mile section in New Scotland to open this fall, Albany portion eyed for 2015

Enhancements to two bridges along the Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail are progressing, and a three-mile section of the trail through New Scotland is expected to open next month.

Learn to dine with diabetes

Dining with Diabetes, a four-part series to help people prepare healthy and delicious meals, will include demonstrations on how to cook with less fat, salt and sugar without cutting the taste.

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Hot rods, hot soup

Chamber to hold annual ‘Souped Up on Guilderland’ at a new location

The Guilderland Chamber of Commerce will on hold Saturday, Sept. 28, its seventh annual event combining ladles of savory soups and awesome automobiles: Souped Up on Guilderland.

Arts and crafts extravaganza

Shaker Heritage Society holds annual craft fair Sept. 7 and 8

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, on Saturday, Sept. 7, and Sunday, Sept. 8, nearly 100 regional craftsmen will bring their goods to the Shaker Historic Site at 25 Meeting House Road in Colonie.

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Step back in time a town tradition

This year’s Old Fashioned Sunday to mark three decades running

Rolling into its 30th year, the Friends of the Pruyn House-sponsored Old Fashion Sunday will provide a free, family-fun afternoon reflecting an early-to-mid-19th century feel on the grounds of the historic site.

Senior expos planned for fall

Two days promise loads of resources for seniors in the Capital District

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Let the games begin

Caber tossing, pipes and culture on tap at Scottish Games

The hills of Altamont will come alive with the sounds of bagpipes on Saturday when The Scottish Games, a two-day festival and celebration of all things Scottish, begins.

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Broadway comes to Albany

Palace announces three one-night performances for its Broadway Series

The Palace Theatre recently announced a new Broadway Series for the 2013-14 season, which includes three one-night performances of popular music driven productions.

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Retiree makes his own tune

After decades as music teacher, new project helps man continue to impart a love of music

Phil Wielewinski spent his entire life playing music and now he's focusing on the piano and singing to create his own unique act, “Me, Myself & I” as a sing-a-long performer for adults around the Capital District.

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Reel issues

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.