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Recipes ripe with tradition

In an effort to raise money for needed repairs and upgrades to St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church in Watervliet, the congregation’s women have compiled hundreds of family recipes into a new cookbook.

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All the trimmings close to home

Give thanks to area farmers, businesses by buying local ingredients

A bounty of area businesses and markets make shopping local for all the ingredients of a customary Thanksgiving dinner a relatively easy task.

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Send us your recipes and win!

Share your Thanksgiving traditions with The Spotlight

We are looking for reader-submitted recipes for our Nov. 13 Thanksgiving Lifestyle edition.

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Bonefish Grill opens Albany restaurant

Chain restaurant offers fresh seafood, specialty cocktails and Sunday brunch specials

Bonefish Grill, a casual dinning seafood chain restaurant, held its grand opening on Monday, Oct. 7, after holding a charity event benefiting the Capital District Habitat for Humanity the prior Saturday.

Cafeteria cuisine comes home

Voorheesville school chef offering dinners to go as a ‘fun’ way to boost revenue

Two weeks ago, Voorheesville Central School District opened its doors and kitchen to the community through a new “Meals to go” dinner program, which is aimed at keeping its school lunch program in the black.

A taste of Italy, and of heritage

“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.

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D&B advertised as the ‘epicenter for fun’

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.

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The brewers bring it on

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.

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Menands market marks 80 years

Outlet serves as buy local point for wholesale and retail buyers

Since it first opened in 1933, the Capital District Cooperative, Inc. has traveled a road of changes. With the rising “buy local” movement, the Menands-based farmers market is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a bigger presence than ever.

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Honest Weight settles into new, larger location

New services, same philosophy at co-op’s redesigned store on Watervliet Avenue

On Wednesday, June 19, the Honest Weight Food Co-Op opened its brand new doors to 2,500 customers at 100 Watervliet Ave.

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Growing green habits

Family-friendly Go Green Day to feature recycling, demos, good eats

Go Green Day 2013 will be held Saturday, April 27, at Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland. Several area groups worked together to create the educational event and recycling drop off, along with opportunities to donate a variety of items to local causes and organizations.

POV: Look for the ‘36’ in the dairy aisle

This Point of View column appeared in the March 27, 2013, edition of the Colonie Spotlight.

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Outside the box

Unique chocolate treats offer break from Valentine’s Day tradition

While chocolate is often seen as a can’t-fail Valentines gift, the traditional heart-shaped box of sweets might strike some as clichéd. But for those looking to stray from convention will be met with a sweet surprise at Capital District candy shops.

Dave and Buster’s coming to Crossgates Mall

Mall managements hopes new business will draw crowds

After years of courting entertainment options to fill vacant space within Crossgates Mall, officials recently announced that a Dave and Busters will be coming to the shopping center.

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A taste of the East in Elsmere

Tea House Asian Bistro opens in former Friendly’s building

Jim Zheng has always wanted to own an authentic Asian teahouse and now his dream is becoming a reality.

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