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.
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.
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.
Cooking Channel features Elsmere firefighter in upcoming episode
Delmar Resident Christopher Massie will be featured on The Cooking Channel's new show "My Grandmother's Raviolis" hosted by Comedian Mo Rocca.
Mercy for Animals pickets against Wal-Mart's practices
Members of a national animal rights organization made their way to Glenmont in late September to protest the alleged abuse of pigs by Wal-Mart pork suppliers.
Growers try to make the best of a devastating apple season
Although a late frost in the spring has damaged a large portion of the area’s apple crops, local growers are still urging families to keep their annual tradition of visiting an apple farm this fall.
Schools required to offer healthier menus this coming year
Students in the Bethlehem Central School District and those across the country will be seeing some culinary changes in the new school year under new federal food service regulations implemented in July.
Trader Joe’s cuts the lei on first Upstate store in Colonie
New Trader Joe's location on Wolf Road in Colonie finally opens to the delight of area foodies.
The Pruyn House will become a miniature version of the Capital District on Thursday, Aug. 23, when local food, art and music is spread across the grounds for “A Taste of Local: An Evening of Food, Wine and Talents.”
New law requires Albany County restaurants to post health inspection results
Picture this. It’s 6 p.m. on a Friday night and you’re starving. You walk through the door of your favorite restaurant, expecting to eat a hygienically prepared meal in a clean dining room. But do you know how the restaurant scored on its most recent health inspection? Are you about to dine in an “excellent” restaurant or a “fair” restaurant?
Stephen Bliven, 19, of Latham, knew he needed a summer job. But the Southern Vermont college student didn’t just find one, he created it.
Getting approval for a sign reading “Trader Joe’s Plaza” was one of the last procedural hurdles for the grocery chain to clear before its Colonie doors swing open on Friday, Aug. 3, and on Tuesday, June 5, the Sign Review Board approved the proposed sign.
Almost anything is available at area farmers' markets, now in full swing
As warmer weather settles in, farmers markets are starting to set up shop around the region. Each offers something a little different but they all have one thing in common: fresh, local food.
More than a dozen eateries to offer $20.12 meals
For the second time, the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce will be partnering with local eateries to present Bethlehem Restaurant week.
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