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Glenville woman honored for senior work credits community

Glenville woman honored for senior work credits community

Schenectady woman living entrepreneurship dream

Schenectady woman living entrepreneurship dream

Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard offers special service for soldiers

Pandemic, cancer won’t hold woman back from Albany dream job

Renaissance woman proves naysayers wrong while living her dreams

Schaghticoke woman set to open her 1st restaurant amid pandemic

A Capital Region woman will soon be opening her first restaurant in her hometown of Schaghticoke. NewsChannel 13’s Today’s Woman has been making people happy, by way of her cooking, since she was a teenager.

Albany woman's restaurant gives soul food tropical flair

A local woman is giving soul food a tropical flair. It's the perfect combination at her Albany restaurant.

Hair care line helps black women embrace natural beauty

New York in 2019 became the second state to ban discrimination based on natural hairstyles. Those laws pertain particularly to blacks who have been discriminated against in the workplace based on their hair texture and styles such as braids and cornrows.

Lansingburgh boutique owner helping women a continent away

When the pandemic hit, it wasn't just local businesses that were affected. For one business, a group of women a continent away are also feeling the pinch as our economy takes a tumble.

Skateboarding helps transform a life in Albany's South End

Growing up being called the "weird girl" was pretty common for Chantelleigh Graham.

Woman highlights Troy businesses to help promote community unity

A former "Today's Woman" who spends her time highlighting businesses in downtown Troy through walking tours is still trying to help those businesses despite this pandemic. However, coronavirus changed all of that, putting those businesses in a bind on many levels.

RPI student overcomes major medical setbacks to earn PhD

The human spirit is able to persevere and overcome obstacles in ways that often surprise us. That is the story of a young woman who came to RPI to earn a bachelor's degree. A setback caused her to leave school, but this month she adds a PhD to her bachelor's and master's.

Maryland friends a hit with hair accessories to match designer face masks

Two friends from Maryland with a goal of keeping people safe during this pandemic have come up with a product that promotes safety and fashion, and Albany residents are among those striking a pose.

RPI grad reflects on how daunting journey helped her grow

Angelle Edwards has always had a lot of responsibility. The oldest of four, she was the first in the family to go off to college, so failure was not an option.

Saratoga Springs teacher's care packets help keep classroom connections

During this pandemic, we are finding out how important a connection to others really is. That is illustrated by the extraordinary efforts made by one woman to make sure her students are doing okay in this time of coronavirus.

Albany hair salon owner's wig idea takes off during pandemic

If you've been on social media, you've no doubt seen those funny posts of what people look like now that they've been unable to go to a hair salon because of coronavirus.

Food van quickly pivots to fruit and veggie house calls

Chances are you've seen the Field Goods vans on the road, but the fact they're still out there providing fresh fruits and vegetables in this time of coronavirus is due to some quick thinking on the part of the founder, Donna Williams.

Granville High senior helping keep classmates' spirits up

Normally this time of year, students are thinking about the senior prom and graduation. However, the coronavirus has put a big question mark on those special rites of passage.  

Woman's business specializes in gun lessons for women

Karen Butler still remembers what it was like when she first learned to shoot a gun.

Beauty entrepreneur working to overcome business challenges from coronavirus

Coronavirus has changed the way companies do business as they have to come up with creative ways to make a living. That includes La'keisha Solomon of K. Solomon Beauty Products.

Former Amsterdam mayor continues to show off creative side

A woman known for leading the city of Amsterdam for eight years also has a very creative side she says has been with her most of her life.

Support group's travels bring emotional comfort to Schenectady cancer survivor

After Dr. Susan Trocciola of Schenectady met her medical crisis head-on, she's now finding her way back and starting a fresh chapter.

Saratoga Springs-native uses firsthand coronavirus experience to warn millennials

Valerie Wilson grew up in Saratoga Springs, but she's a world traveler. However, it is in her own country she believes she contracted the coronavirus.

Salon owner in Saratoga Springs ready to launch bridal makeup line

Mac, Covergirl, Bobbie Brown - if you're a woman, you know those are all well-known makeup lines that have been around for years. There's a new makeup line set to roll out very soon. It was created by a local makeup artist, who we here at NewsChannel 13 know very well.

Coxsackie mom's daughter inspires book about tolerance and inclusion

A Coxsackie mom wants to help kids learn a lesson about tolerance and inclusion.

'Unfathomable': US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

FILE - In this July 31, 2020, file photo, Romelia Navarro, right, is comforted by nurse Michele Younkin as she weeps while sitting at the bedside of her dying husband, Antonio, in St. Jude Medical Center's COVID-19 unit in Fullerton, Calif. The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, Sept. 22, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world's richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and towering stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Gov. Cuomo adds 5 states to New York's travel advisory list; positivity rate remains <1%

Gov. Cuomo adds 5 states to New York's travel advisory list; positivity rate remains <1%

Albany County confirms 16 new coronavirus cases; many with UAlbany ties

Albany County confirms 16 new coronavirus cases; many with UAlbany ties

Capital Region lawmakers reach out to financially-stressed restaurant owners

Capital Region lawmakers reach out to financially-stressed restaurant owners

Senate GOP lines up with Trump to quickly fill court seat

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, leaves the Senate Chamber following a vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Romney is one of four Republicans who could oppose a vote on a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg prior to Election Day. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Police: Missing military veteran found

Police: Missing military veteran found

South Glens Falls man accused of stealing large amount of money from relative

South Glens Falls man accused of stealing large amount of money from relative

Lennon's killer says he sought glory, deserved death penalty

FILE - This Jan. 31, 2018 photo, provided by the New York State Department of Corrections, shows Mark David Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon. Chapman, 65, was denied parole for an 11th time, New York state corrections officials said Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (New York State Department of Corrections via AP, File)

Justice Department: 179 arrested in darknet opioid takedown

Justice Department: 179 arrested in darknet opioid takedown

The Latest: Collins to vote no on court pick before election

FILE - In this June 30, 2020, file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Collins is once again in a pressure cooker over an issue riveting the nation. This time it's the battle over President Donald Trump's effort to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. (Al Drago/Pool via AP, File)