Growing up, when it came time to select someone to capture those whimsical family moments, everyone in Tyiesha Ford's family turned to her.
By her own admission, Marie Campbell's life is blooming! She opened a flower shop at 811 Madison Avenue, hoping for something fun to do after retirement, but she did so during the pandemic.
Ruth Riozzi is called the "Mother Teresa of Hudson." For years, she's made sure those in need don't go without food.
Staesha Anderson is one of a few female security service owners. Now that she's thriving, she's helping others, too.
Chianti Lafortune went from a tough life in NYC to a budding career as a cosmetologist. Now she's made the dream of owning her own salon come true!
Heather Valade's food truck is called Curvy Girls. It's a fitting name, because what's on the menu is bound to put a few pounds on you.
Valade started cooking in high school, loved it and went on to culinary school.
Growing up in her native Ghana, Linda Kowalski's life was filled with hardships and few opportunities. Her dad died at 42, and her mom had to work hard to keep things going.
Shen junior Lucia Hingi is waiting to see if she will take home the top honors in a national culinary contest. She's following in the footsteps of her teacher as she looks for a win.
Local author and movie producer Arlene Brathwaite is known for her gritty urban novels. However, her real life story could be a made for TV movie itself.
For years, Black women have had to straighten their hair to be accepted in most professions and by society. Now, they're bucking the old norms and refusing to straighten what comes naturally. A Clifton Park businesswoman is helping them.
A year into the pandemic, a local Black health care professional is calling for changes in Albany County's COVID vaccination response to make sure Blacks have better access.
During the pandemic, home prices didn't decline, but they were flat. Now home prices are skyrocketing.
Many local craftspeople and artists have found themselves without the ability to sell their wares, because the venues where they used to sell have closed down.
At PWR Training Facility in Albany, trainer Brittany Burnham puts members through their paces, but always manages to mix compassion with the cardio.
If you talk to Amanda Devito-Trinsey, she would tell you she didn't foresee herself as a defender of Lady Justice.
Tyhisha Ghaffar-Adjei learned to be of service to others from the women in her life. Her mom and aunt were nurses and activists.
It seems like more and more people are really getting into the new tiny house movement, including Nicole Nicholas and Randi Poillon.
Ella Maria LeBlanc has worked in television as a camerawoman at NewsChannel 13 and at the state Assembly as a producer and interviewer, but her longtime dream has centered on being a writer and working for herself.
Soroptimist is a name that may be hard to pronounce, but there's nothing complicated about the work the women's group does on behalf of women.
Writer Emily Layden's memories of growing up in Saratoga are fond ones. A cousin and an uncle were also writers. However, she would have to spend some time in the classroom as a teacher before she could tell her story.