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Maxi(mise) simplicity

The maxi dress is an easy choice of attire, puts accessories in the limelight

Before we know it, the summer will be in full swing. Your trips are probably planned; flights made, hotels booked. However, your luggage is probably missing two very important pieces to make your dressing simplified and flawless.

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Music is good brain food

LaSalle Institute knows a little something about music and schooling

For nearly a quarter century, LaSalle Institute has outfitted itself as one of the premier music programs on the primary school level here in the Capital District.

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Methodical madness

Capital Rep takes on Hamlet; curtain up April 21

The latest adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet takes to the stage at the Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, promising to provide audience members a trip to Elsinore with a twist of Downton.

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Show some love to a favorite park

Events at local parks highlight annual 'I Love My Park Day.’

Even a park could use a little bit of spring-cleaning before flowers bloom and wildlife roam, along with many eager trail-goers and bird watchers.

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Photo Galley: Bethlehem egg hunt

Cold weather did not dampen turnout for annual event

The Town of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation Department hosted its “Egg-stravaganza” event Saturday, April 11, at Elm Avenue Park. The main attraction, an egg hunt, featured more than 2,000 colorful plastic eggs placed across three areas at the park.

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Food pantry works to keep shelves full

Local Nationwide branch holds personal care drive in town

While many think of giving to their local food bank during the holiday season, donations are harder to come by as the weather grows warmer.

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Singing honestly

Katy Cole speaks candidly about the music life and what’s on tap for Last Daze

Katy Cole’s voice is an abomination, weathered and aged by years beyond those she has spent on this earth. While on stage, her soul pours out like a rich merlot, filled out by a deep body of blues and a hint of rasp.

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Gala planned in Troy

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Corp celebrates 35 years

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Corporation will celebrate its 35th Birthday with a Gala, Thursday, April 16 at the Franklin Plaza in downtown Troy. 

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Bethlehem Central School District budget outlook brightens

State aid projected to increase $2M; tax cap at 0.45 percent increase

District administrators presented an updated 2015-16 proposed budget to the Bethlehem Board of Education at its Tuesday, March 31, meeting. Bethlehem Central is slated to see an increase of nearly $2.3 million in state funding.

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Story Circles honored

Producers of storytelling group recognized

Alden (Joe) Doolittle and Kate Dudding, producers of Story Circle at Proctors, received the 2015 Brother Blue and Ruth Hill Award from the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES) at the 34th Sharing the Fire - Northeast Storytelling Conference.

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Alternate substation sites reviewed

Zoning Board delays decision, town-owned land floated for facility

A decision on National Grid’s proposed substation has been delayed as town officials seek additional information from the company and await an independent consultant’s review of the proposal.

Seats for Saratoga opening up

Reserved seats for Saratoga Race Course now available for purchase

Those of you looking to make Saratoga your “August Place to Be” best start making plans now. Some tickets are on sale now.

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Tobacco display ban touted [video]

Retailers support county bill to shield tobacco products; push back over compromise

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and Legislator Mary Lou Connolly, flanked by supermarket and pharmacy store representatives, announced a local law prohibiting the display of tobacco in retail establishments with a pharmacy.

Brushing off a vintage look

Jump back into denim this spring

What is classic American cool and continues to be an item in everyone’s closet? The denim jacket.