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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.

Senior expos planned for fall

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

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Smart House breaks ground

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.

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Ocean of opportunity

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.

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Ground broken on Judson Meadows

Baptist Health hopes to work site’s farming past into life at assisted living development

Spirits were high despite a downpour at the groundbreaking ceremony for Judson Meadows, at 39 Swaggertown Road. Construction had already begun on the $14 million assisted living center, which will have 67 apartments and house 72 people.

National Grid forecasts lower natural gas bills this winter

Customers heating bills could drop 3 percent, weather conditions also a factor

Some people might not welcome the first sighting of snowflakes falling, but lower heating bills could help warm winter spirits.

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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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Movement started From Scratch

The club is a network of growing knowledge about local food and its members are willing to share what they learn, offering food swaps (open to the public and free, donations accepted) and do-it-yourself classes held at various locations throughout the Capital District.

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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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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?

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A peek inside Yaddo Mansion

Iconic mansion open for public tours for one weekend.

The Yaddo Mansion is veiled in secrecy.