An uptick in snowy owl sightings thrills local bird enthusiasts
Snowy owls have landed at the airport and according to local bird club members, the creatures have been seen there for more than a month.
Once again it's time to vote for New York's outstanding senior volunteer
Every day, New York senior volunteers generously give their time and service to help others. Now here is your chance to give back by nominating a deserving older adult in your community for his or her outstanding service through the Salute to Senior Service program.
The Home of the Friendless opened its doors on Sept. 9 1868, ready to help ladies in need.
In an effort to raise money for needed repairs and upgrades to St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church in Watervliet, the congregation’s women have compiled hundreds of family recipes into a new cookbook.
CarFit helps older drivers stay safe behind the wheel
CarFit volunteers converged at Westmere Fire Department on Wednesday, Dec. 4, to make seniors aware about vehicle safety equipment and to fit cars to each individual. Information is given to enhance driver safety, too, along with recommending certain items that can be purchased to make driving safer.
Community group to host annual Victorian celebration
The village will be transformed into a festive hot spot during Altamont Community Tradition’s 12th annual Victorian Holidays Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 15, from noon to 6 p.m.
Old Songs hosts monthly gatherings featuring simple moves and a social element
Dancing isn’t everyone’s favorite activity, but one local man bets he can get even the most reluctant of dancers off the sideline and moving in no time.
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.
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.
Selkirk man out to prove the phrase, 'it's all downhill from here' is a myth.
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.
Share your Thanksgiving traditions with The Spotlight
We are looking for reader-submitted recipes for our Nov. 13 Thanksgiving Lifestyle edition.
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.
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.
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.