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December 8, 2021

5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in the Capital Region

From light shows and wintertime wonderlands to an annual Christmas tree show right here in Schenectady, here are five holiday traditions to take part in this holiday season.

Green holiday wreath with pine cone and red-berry trimmings
December 6, 2021

The Origins of Wreathmaking

Whether you live in a senior apartment or a four-bedroom house, a wreath is a must when it comes to Christmas decorating, but why is that?

November 26, 2021

3 Traditional Hanukkah Dishes to Try

Schenectady is home to a rich Jewish culture dating all the way back to the mid nineteenth century, when Jewish immigrants from Germany and Austria began settling in Schenectady, Albany and Troy. 

Cardiac Classic 5K Run in Schenectady New York
November 23, 2021

How Turkey Trots Became One of the Most Popular Thanksgiving Traditions

There’s nothing quite like that first bite of stuffing, sweet potatoes, turkey, or cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving.

Detail from John Trumbull's painting “The Surrender of General Burgoyne” at Saratoga, which currently resides in the U.S. Capitol.
November 16, 2021

The Capital Region: Birthplace of the First Official Thanksgiving

We know what you’re thinking: Didn’t Thanksgiving originate way back in 1621 when the pilgrims and the Native Americans broke bread to celebrate the year’s bountiful harvest?