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Check out these homes on the Schenectady market now

Whether you’re looking for a new home on acreage or a fixer-upper close to amenities, you can probably find a listing here to suit you: Beautifully renovated split level on corner, fenced lot. Sparkling hardwood floors throughout. Two bluestone wood burning fireplaces with matching wet bar. Open dining area
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Carving the perfect turkey with Neil Golub

Schenectady, WRGB — Neil Golub carving the holiday turkey is a tradition!. If you missed his lesson this past Thanksgiving, there are carving tips you can use for Christmas!. In the video, we miss Golub saying not to over cook the turkey, but to make sure it is done. He says to do so, use one of the pop out internal thermometers. They should be 180 F in the thigh and 165 F in the breast.
Daily Gazette

Gift ideas for everyone in your life — from local small businesses, and online

Holiday season is challenging enough without the added stress of scouring for the perfect gift. You know the annual battle: Finding the right gift for the right person at the right price point… We call that the elusive gift-giving trifecta. Lucky for you, we’ve scoured on your behalf to find...


Christmas BUTTER, Spice, and Everything Nice – that’s our teenage kitten who will melt your heart. He can never get enough kisses, hugs, snuggles, and love. He enjoys playing with toys. His favorite thing to do is to climb in your lap and look at you lovingly while soaking in all the love you’ll give him. Butter is one of our many teenage kittens looking for their own home for the holidays! Come visit them at HALO House in Little Falls by calling 315-985-3738 or private message us on our Facebook page.

Gardening Tips: Post Thanksgiving

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving get together. I also hope you got to enjoy some home grown food at your dinner. I am still enjoying onions, the few potatoes the voles left me and brussels sprouts from my garden as well as winter squash. I always forget to bring something down to Florida with me and this year it was my home grown garlic! I had an excellent garlic harvest this past year from the cloves I had planted in October 2020, but the bulbs are still sitting in my refrigerator.

Capital Region shoppers kick into high gear for Black Friday

SARATOGA SPRINGS - At 5 a.m. Friday, the streets of Saratoga Springs looked empty, but inside the stores, shoppers were busy. "It's just the best sale of the year. It's like a cultural thing, too. We like waking up early, rolling out of bed, and just like rushing here and buying everything that you've wanted the last month," said Tori Torrisi.
Daily Gazette

EDITORIAL: Remember to shop locally today – Small Business Saturday

Shopping for the best deals on Christmas gifts used to be pretty easy. Get up at 4 o’clock in the morning on Black Friday, stand in a dark parking lot in the freezing cold with hundreds of strangers, then burst through the doors and elbow your way down crewded aisles to find that special item at a deep discount. Oh what fun.

13 Ways to #ShopLocal This Holiday Season

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again: when doing your holiday shopping this year, be sure to shop local whenever possible. It’s Saratoga County’s small businesses that make this region what it is, and by patronizing them you’re not only supporting your neighbors, but you’re also keeping your dollars in the Saratoga community. That money you spend at your local gift shops may in turn be spent at a local restaurant, which in turn may be spent at a local cleaning company, which may then be donated to a local nonprofit that will use it to help those in need. So think about it this way: When you shop local, you may be buying a gift for one specific person, but you’re also giving a little something to every single person in the Saratoga community. And that’s something to celebrate.
Daily Gazette

College to lease gym, offices at former Schenectady YMCA

SCHENECTADY — The last remaining piece of 13 State St. still resembling its days as a YMCA will be converted for use by SUNY Schenectady County. The old high-ceiling gym will become practice, performance and exhibit space for the college’s arts and music programs, and is anticipated to also host public events. The former YMCA staff offices nearby will be used as college faculty and staff offices with an available conference room.
Troy Record

Nourish Designs set to open new space in Ballston Spa

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Nourish Designs is opening a new retail space where customers can buy gifts that give back. Located at 87 Milton Ave. in Ballston Spa, Nourish Designs is set to open on Friday, Nov. 26, offering a collection of apparel, home goods, and more featuring original, hand-drawn mandala designs by founder and artist Betsy Siplowitz.

Death Wish Coffee Co. Launches Trading Card Collection

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Death Wish Coffee Co., the makers of the World’s Strongest Coffee, has announced the launch of Caffeine Critters, the brand’s first rendition of trading cards inspired by the reviews of Death Wish products from the brand’s wildly caffeinated fans. Immortalizing the craziest and funniest reviews from their...

Create a memorable holiday scene at your house or shop

As was done for many years in the recent past and last year, as part of the Festival of Lights activities, Altamont Community Tradition is continuing the community-wide challenge for the best exterior holiday decorations in both residential and commercial categories. The challenge will be held through the month of...