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Bikes bring balance

YMCA’s Pedaling for Parkinson’s comes to the Capital District

New YMCA program helps relieve the symptoms Parkinson's disease.

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Cornell Cooperative awarded grant for health program

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Schenectady County was awarded an $189,500 grant Wednesday, Feb. 13, to support its “Health Shares: Doctors Prescribing Healthy Local Produce to At-Risk, Low Income Families” initiative.

Caring for caregivers

Alzheimer’s support groups provide empathy and encouragement

The Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York offers support groups at more than 30 locations across 12 counties to help care-giving partners and individuals with early stage Alzheimer’s or others forms of dementia.

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Bellevue’s modern addition honors history

Improvements in 32,000-square-foot
addition said to improve care

Ellis Medicine representatives, local officials and community leaders gathered on Friday, Dec. 7, to cut the ribbon on Bellevue’s contemporary 32,000-square-foot addition connected to the existing hospital.

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The new lunch line

Guidelines require schools to meet stringent nutrition standards

School districts throughout Schenectady County are preparing to offer a slightly different fare to students at breakfast and lunch after new federal food service regulations were implemented in July.

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Old growth runs strong

Rotterdam Senior Center continues to evolve under new leadership

As a larger percentage of the population advances toward the golden years, one senior center is stepping up its programming.

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Swimmers splash into Olympic spirit

Nisky team hosts ‘Splash Bash’ to raise funds for local charity

Shortly after the world’s best athletes were welcomed to the London 2012 Olympic Games, a group of local swimmers held their own poolside kick-off party.

Race organizers want runners to get good and messy

Maple Ski Ridge to host first mud run, raise funds for veteran center

Maple Ski Ridge is transforming its slopes for a wild, muddy race through an array of obstacles for a good time and a good cause.

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Study would focus on Aqueduct property

Friends of Niskayuna Rowing seeks new boathouse with community facilities

A group of Niskayuna rowers are looking to alleviate tight space at a local club with plans for a new boathouse.

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Access granted

People with disabilities allowed free access to town parks and facilities

Buddy Washburn looks like a typical 11-year-old. He’s hyper. He has a wide, toothy smile and a laugh that shakes his whole body and lights up his whole face. He’s obsessed with cars and loves to swim. He talks a mile a minute and is on the honor roll at Sand Creek Middle School.

Troubled hotel slapped with lawsuits

Best Western is both sued and cleared for reopening

The Best Western Sovereign in Albany was closed indefinitely—dark since the last day in May—when two guests who contracted Legionnaires’ Disease while staying at the hotel in the fall of 2011 filed lawsuits on Tuesday, June 12.

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Survey participants sought

American Cancer Society recruiting for cancer prevention study

There are 479 people in the Capital District who are helping to fight cancer by raising more than $92,000 for Relay For Life. But this year, there’s another way even more people can join the fight, and it won’t cost a penny.

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Walk aims to erase issue

Eighteen years ago, Linda Rozell-Shannon made a deal with God.

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Hope in a boat

Local dragon boat team seeks new members

A group of 25 breast cancer survivors from around the Capital District are “hope in a boat” every time they paddle their dragon boat around the Hudson River.

A push for CPR in schools

When an 11-year-old Colonie Little League player was struck in the chest by a baseball Monday, April 16, his heart stopped. He survived, and early administration of CPR could have been partially to thank.

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