Taste of Ballston Spa is a palate-pleaser and a major fundraiser for school foundation
When school budgets aren’t enough, the key to filling the gap is apparently through the stomach.
Pizza night is always a fun treat for the family, but deciding what type of pizza to order can be tricky if one has younger children who are picky eaters.
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.
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.
Share your Thanksgiving traditions with The Spotlight
We are looking for reader-submitted recipes for our Nov. 13 Thanksgiving Lifestyle edition.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Point of View column appeared in the March 27, 2013, edition of the Colonie Spotlight.
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.
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