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Winging it at Albany airport

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.

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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.

Senior expos planned for fall

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

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A camp of their own

Bethlehem Senior Services program invites residents 60 and older to relive summer camp experience

Bethlehem’s Senior Service Department will be holding a two-day senior summer camp at Brauer Educational Center in South Bethlehem.

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Hot rods heading to high ground

Thacher Park to host fourth annual ‘Wheels in the Woods’ car show

John Boyd Thacher State Park in New Scotland is revving up for its fourth annual “Wheels in the Woods” car show on Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pear Orchard Picnic Area.

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Grants aim to keep history afloat

Erie Canalway grants awarded to three area organizations

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announced $45,800 in grants awarded to nine organizations throughout the state at Proctors on Friday, Jan. 18. Three Capital District organizations will receive a total of $17,500.

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Family ties run deep on these slopes

Maple Ski Ridge to host 50th anniversary celebration

To celebrate Maple Ski Ridge’s 50th anniversary there, will be a weekend of events from Thursday, Jan. 17, to Sunday, Jan. 20. The business has largely tailored itself to suit its customers, serving as a family-friendly destination and welcoming seniors who are still hitting the slopes.

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Decades for Delmar tradition

40 years later, Troop 75’s SportsMart bigger than ever

A fundraiser that’s become a community tradition among winter sports lovers is about to mark a special anniversary.

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Spotty fall on tap

Foliage forecasts differ on color quality; state pegs fall tourism at $13B

A dry, hot summer could mean a loss of fall’s beauty, as the state’s colorful landscape is blossoming earlier and with less vibrancy.

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RC plane hobbyists take to the sky

Fun Fly event at Maalwyck Park is a miniature air show for all ages

The Glenville Electric Powered Aeromodelers Club on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5, hosted the John Maggs Memorial Fun Fly, which had all-electric radio controlled model plans zipping above Maalwyck Park.

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Collins Park beach closed for season

Sediment deposits from Irene affect Scotia swimming, reopening date unclear

The effects of Hurricane Irene stretch on at a popular Scotia swimming destination, meaning people won’t be able to beat the heat there this summer.

Double M saddles up

Not everyone might realize it, but it does every summer at the Double M Western Store, where on Friday and Saturday nights from July 6 through Aug. 31 you can catch an honest-to-goodness rodeo.

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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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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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Dairy the day away

Sunday, June 17 (also Father’s Day) marks Saratoga County’s 17th Annual Sundae on the Farm at Eildon Tweed Farm in Charlton from noon to 4 p.m. The free event generally draws more than 2,000 visitors from far and wide and highlights one of the greatest resources of the county: agriculture.

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