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Type A To Z

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Features reporter Jeff Wilkin on pop culture

Human cannonball fired up for circus career

As Nitro Nicole, the “human cannonball” for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s “Circus Xtreme,” Nicole Sanders zooms out of a 24-foot-long cannon at 66 mph and takes about 2.2 seconds to cross the arena and land in a giant, cushy air bag.

Relax in the ’dacks, Schroon Lake style

A couple vacation days earlier this month meant a trip north into the Adirondacks for rest and relaxation.

At Summer's End

Odds and ends from the season and a look forward to autumn!

Galway volunteer promotes ideas for town library

Mary Perez's latest inspiration comes to life Tuesday night with "StoryFest."

Knowles a natural for Schenectady rose bowl

For some people, the subject is wine. Their favorite vintage is always the one in their glass. For Lorraine Knowles, the subject is roses.

1930s lounge chair is ‘a real big return’ for Proctors

The story starts with Phil Rapp, who began working at Schenectady theaters during the late 1920s.

Luksa had front-row seat for D-Day invasion

Frank Luksa was there. He was on the rear of the Herndon’s deck during the early morning hours of June 6, 1944.

Sister Maria puts spirit (and food) into church Festa

Sister Maria Rosa knows the menu by heart.

Niskayuna man has come up with a glorious idea

Niskayuna's Bob Serotta has some new American flags that he will give away to those who want to replace their worn and tattered flags.

Niskayuna's John S. Edwards was a true patriot

A veteran of three wars, John S. Edwards died last month, but his story is one of true patriotism.

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