MiSci to hold Super Science Weekend, Dudley Observatory kicks off activities
Realizing the richness of the area’s science offerings will be a simple calculation at an upcoming inaugural science festival.
Albany Art Room reopens at new location, owner committed to staying in city
Finding a permanent home for a local business catering to artists of all ages ended up taking much longer than watching paint dry.
NYS Writers Institute announces season’s Visiting Writers and Classic Film series
The New York State Writers Institute recently announced its fall semester Visiting Writers Series and Classic Film Series, which kicked off Wednesday, Sept. 11, with fiction writer and extends until the final event on Dec. 3 with author Ayana Mathis. All of the events are free and open to the public.
“Viva Italia” fundraiser replete with food, drinks and entertainment
Through a joined love of Italian culture, one local organization is hoping to share its heritage the best way possible – through Italian food and entertainment.
Dave & Buster’s opens in Crossgates Mall featuring food, drinks, sports and a lot of games
As you walk towards the flashing lights beaming from the “Million Dollar Midway” at Dave & Buster’s, it’s hard not to feel like a kid again.
Bethlehem native to perform acoustic set with band at Swifty’s
An upcoming gig at a pub is more than just another show for Brian Mulkerne, because he’s coming back to where he started strumming a guitar 45 years ago.
Palace announces three one-night performances for its Broadway Series
The Palace Theatre recently announced a new Broadway Series for the 2013-14 season, which includes three one-night performances of popular music driven productions.
Annual Battle of the Brews benefits the Red Cross
The 16th Annual American Red Cross Battle of the Brews will be setting up its tents this upcoming Travers weekend, with a taste for everyone from the occasional sipper to the certified cicerone.
An industry upgrade is threatening the survival of drive-ins, including Glenmont’s Jericho Drive-In
Drive-ins and independent movie theaters are being forced to upgrade to digital projection machines as the movie industry begins to phase out the use of 35mm film.
A Spotlight reporter spends time behind the wheel sizing up some high-speed go-karts
Fastrax Raceway, located in Crossgates Commons, features go-karts that go beyond traditional speeds associated with open-air racing machines, and the media was invited to see just how fast that meant on Tuesday, Aug. 6.
Colonie dance team gains national traction
Just last month, The World of Dance studio’s dance team was named the Federation of Dance Competitions Studio of Excellence for 2013 at the StarQuest National dance competition in Virginia Beach, Va., making it the third year the studio took home the top prize out of 55 other studios nationwide.
Three-county event marks 120th year, offers more than thrill rides and good eats
The Altamont Fair is opening its gates and welcoming patrons for its 120th year on Tuesday, Aug. 13, featuring many of the popular attractions people look forward to every year, with some new ones mixed into the three-county celebration as well.
New Salem Fire Department to host 71st annual Punkintown Fair
The 71st annual Punkintown Fair, hosted by the New Salem Volunteer Fire Department, kicks off Thursday, July 25, this year, and runs through Saturday, July 27, with doors opening at 6 p.m. each day.
Voorheesville student attends Boston University Tanglewood Institute
Voorheesville High School student Rebecca Barron was selected to study French horn at the prestigious Boston University Tanglewood Institute this summer.
Local artist balances work, family and life in quest to perfect his style
For some, it might take some trial and error to find a driving passion. It wasn’t until David Arsenault's mid-30s when he decided to study painting at the University at Albany that the light bulb finally flickered on.