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Fashion designer vows Capital Region return

Fashion designer vows Capital Region return


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70-year-old grandma deadlifting like a pro

70-year-old grandma deadlifting like a pro


Schenectady woman shares meaningful discovery through art

Woman honors grandma by sharing tea tradition

Saratoga Springs woman flying high and serving her country

Woman's mission is helping others eat healthily

ALBANY - Sharon Lastique is smiling on the inside. It happens whenever someone orders from her café, Healthy on Lark. She says it's an opportunity for people to choose to eat clean.


GE engineer has dreams of changing the world

They are often presented as victims, as submissive, passive, oppressed women. We are talking about Muslim women. However, an area woman puts all those stereotypes to shame.


Woman transforms true passion into fulfilling reality

For many people, what they do for a living is just a job to them. However, for one local woman, the typical job wasn’t working. It took her a while, but she finally found her passion.


Guyana native living American dream

Bridget Singh Liebson moved to the United States from Guyana in 1983. After achieving her American dream, she's getting ready to finally earn her GED at age 56 and is thinking about college.


Fierce advocate always ready to tackle life’s challenges

Sometimes, the education we seek comes from many forms. For one woman, the knowledge she gained came not only from her studies, but from unforeseen circumstances as well. However, she says she’s all the better for it.


Woman cuts through chainsaw boundaries with unique art

Anytime you think of someone using a chainsaw, you probably think of a man. However, one woman is cutting through that perception through her amazing and unique art.


Woman’s kindhearted approach helps Watervliet students

Geraldine Ferris is a petite woman, but for the past 20 years, she’s had an extremely big heart when it comes to helping students at Watervliet Elementary School get the best education.


Debate continues over points made in Ivanka Trump's new book

Debate continues over the new book written by Ivanka Trump. It’s called, "Women Who Work." With her stature and access to the White House, some say Trump has the opportunity to help change the workplace for women, but they say her book missed the mark.


UAlbany senior achieves internet fame with haircare videos

It’s a topic that continues to cause debate – the policing of black women’s hair. For years, many black women straightened their hair because they weren’t accepted with their natural hair. Now, there’s a movement to go natural and one woman is helping to lead the charge.


Menands group helps girls get prom dresses

Carol Darmetko said her prom was great. But the memory of what it took for her to get to her high school prom is still fresh in her mind.


Sage College student learns value of volunteering

When Katie Gnirrep graduates from Sage College next year, she'll walk out with more than a degree. She'll also have learned invaluable lessons that will last her a lifetime.


One-stop website brings culture, nightlife to black community

Recent reports say millennials are a group we should all be paying attention to because of their size and influence. They want to live in a place with not only good jobs and great public transportation, but they want a city that offers a culture and nightlife. They’re also quick to start something they feel a city is lacking.


Local woman making name for herself in graphics and printing

Lori Squadere does things in a big way.


Local woman runs to raise money for asthma sufferers

Running is something Pilar Arthur-Snead never, ever envisioned herself doing.


Kids' boutique a vision of beauty

Tantrums Spa and Boutique in Crossgates Mall is a sight to behold. The walls are brightly colored. Music from "Frozen" along with other pop songs bellows from the back of the store. Along with nails, the little girls can dip their tiny toes into one of many basins, while sitting on a hot pink sofa.


Women coming together to celebrate breast cancer survival

A big party is slated for April 8 for a select group of women. It is a group no one would volunteer to be a part of. However, many say they will celebrate life more because they are a survivor.


UAlbany student’s way with words getting noticed by big names

She writes about social issues for MTV, blogs about Taylor Swift, is about to get a job with a big media and financial group and she's still in college.


Capital Region woman helped make civil rights history

Stella Crockett Courtney grew up in a close knit, religious family. But in Lubbock, Texas in the 1950s, not even God was enough to bring blacks and whites together.


Woman leads double-life as engineer, pro-hockey player

Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too? An area woman is doing both living a double life and she’s making history doing it.


Capital Region fashion models glow on the runways of NYC

A group of local models is still basking in happiness, after having gotten the chance of a lifetime last week. It was the biggest event in their careers and they are ecstatic. They owe it all to one of the area’s top designers, Daniel Mozzes. His fashions are not only seen on the "Who's Who?" of Saratoga but are worn at most galas, teas, and fashionable events.


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If you looked, did you damage your eyes during the eclipse?

If you looked, did you damage your eyes during the eclipse?

Albany police investigate incident at Lark Street apartment

Albany police investigate incident at Lark Street apartment

More safety measures announced for horses at Saratoga Race Courses

More safety measures announced for horses at Saratoga Race Courses

Crowds in Schenectady and Amsterdam for eclipse viewing

Crowds in Schenectady and Amsterdam for eclipse viewing

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'A primal experience': Americans dazzled by solar eclipse

Albany firefighters battle raging First Street fire

Albany firefighters battle raging First Street fire

Flames damage Green Island home

Flames damage Green Island home

Trump commits US to fight on in Afghanistan; no speedy exit

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4 surviving Barcelona attack suspects appear in court

4 surviving Barcelona attack suspects appear in court

Danish police find torso of woman after submarine sinking

Danish police find torso of woman after submarine sinking

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