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Bethlehem Chabad’s Hanukkah celebration grows

Group hosts Hanaukkah Wonderland, inguaral parade of decorated cars

Since 2008, Bethlehem Chabad as hosted one of the largest Hanukkah events in the Capital District. The celebration has grown from a gathering to light the giant Menorah at Bethlehem’s Four Corners to hosting Hanaukkah Wonderland held at Town Hall.

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A century of faith, friendships

St. Peter Women’s Guild to commemorate 100th anniversary with dinner

Many things were different 100 years ago, with modern technology seeming more like science fiction. At least one thing remains unchanged — the dedication of a faithful group of women.

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A festival for the senses

Cathedral of All Saints to present 'Vin de Choir: A Night of Song and Wine'

On Friday, April 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., The Friends of the Choir will hold a wine tasting event at the The Cathedral of All Saints

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School bus carries precious cargo

Scotia-Glenville schools staff fills bus with donations for City Mission

Scotia-Glenville School District staff on Wednesday, Nov. 21, filled a bus with donated gifts and wrapping supplies for the City Mission of Schenectady’s Holiday Toy Store.

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Catholic Charities expands furniture storage

Program seeing uptick in local need, struggling to meet demand

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany on Wednesday, Nov. 14, celebrated the grand opening of its new warehouse in the Rotterdam Corporate Park, which houses furniture and housewares donations for low-income individuals and families.

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Educator recognized for dedication

SJCC PTO honors longtime early childhood educator with celebration

The Parent Teacher Organization at the SJCC organized a retirement celebration for Ellen Carpenter, of Schenectady, who taught youngsters for more than three decades and helped shape programing.

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Area reaches out to Sandy victims

Schenectady County residents help with Downstate relief efforts

The Capital District was largely spared from Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effects. To some, this was cause for a sigh of relief. To others, it was a signal to turn their attentions to the needs of others.

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Time to go Greek

St. George church holds annual festival featuring culture

Two tons of food fuels a festive three-day celebration of culture that invites people to go Greek for at least a few days.

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Crossing cultures to break bread

Mosque hosts interfaith dinner for women to connect and feast during Ramadan

Religion can be a divisive force, but one group of women are devoted to breaking down barriers and inspiring unity, all while sharing some Nan.

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Bagging an end to hunger

Niskayuna Co-op to hold fundraiser for SICM summer lunch program

Many children are excited when the school bell rings for the last time before summer break, but some parents grapple with how they’ll be able to provide lunch during the summer months.

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Green acres for eternity

Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery offers new ‘eco’ burial plots, first of its kind in region

Being green is increasing in popularity and area environmental stewards can now rest easier knowing even after they pass their footprint will be a little smaller.

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Photo Gallery: An 'eggs-cellent' Easter adventure

Sonrise Bible Church holds its first Easter Egg Hunt

Sonrise Bible Church held its first Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7, morning with many local families participating in the free event.

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Faith rebuilds a community

Two religious organizations team up to provide lunches for flood victims

Two religions came together to provide a hot lunch for Rotterdam Junction residents as they tried to make their houses homes again.

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Two wheels to Tanzania

Delmar man organizing bike collection for overseas aid

Delmar resident Charlie Hughes is leading a bicycle collection on Saturday, Sept. 17.

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An event where carrots get top billing

Agudat Achim prepares for annual Carrot Festival with new theme

All of the staple carrot based dishes will be at Agudat Achim’s Carrot Festival this year, but some new treats will be enticing visitors.