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Elaine Houston presents a new Today's Women segment every Thursday on NewsChannel 13 Live at 5:30. You can contact Elaine at ehouston@wnyt.com.

Disney half-marathon helps bring Amsterdam mom back into her element

Disney half-marathon helps bring Amsterdam mom back into her element


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Two local authors find courage to write about their experiences

Two local authors find courage to write about their experiences


RPI grad determined to change the world for others back home

Woman talks about how she overcame life's obstacles to graduate RPI

Woman's nature art a beauty to behold

Local makeup artist's work seen in movies and publications

While Twilisha McClelland has had success outside of the Capital Region, there's still one celebrity she'd like to work with. Elaine Houston has her story.


Former inmate on gift-giving mission for kids with incarcerated parents

As we give presents this holiday season, one woman hopes we also share the gift of forgiveness with each other -- especially those who have been locked up behind bars.


Scholarship program with Capital Region ties transforming lives in Uganda

Capital Region women are helping young people who might one day change the country of Uganda. The group is already changing their village of Ddegeya. They are studying things helping them become a doctor, a travel agent, a fashion designer.


Woman embodies the true spirit of giving

Marsha Miller still remembers how tough times were growing up in Western New York – and was always touched by the kindness of strangers and never forgot how getting a gift made her feel.


Former WWII WASP from Cohoes fondly recalls service to nation

They were not as celebrated as the men, but their work behind the scenes made it possible for the men to fly off to war and defend our country in World War II. They were called WASP: Women Air Force Service Pilots.


Woman hopes book on painful family dynamics helps other families heal

Families came together on Thanksgiving to share a meal, celebrate their connections and appreciate their blessings. However, for some, family life wasn't ideal. Despite painful family dynamics, one woman hopes to help other families heal.


Mom's idea brings comfort to parents of newborns with big challenges

It was supposed to be the happiest time in her life. Erin Tarbox of East Greenbush was pregnant with her second child -- a little girl. However, her joy soon turned to panic this past April, when her doctors said something was wrong.


Albany woman unleashes creative side through crocheting

Who knows where our experiences will take us? For Dana Brown, when she watched her grandmother crochet, it was just a hobby. Now, the Albany woman has turned that experience into a labor of love.


Albany woman's new funeral home serving others in time of need

There are few things as personal and important as giving a loved one who's passed away a lasting tribute. For years, one woman has been wanting to serve people during their time of need. Now, she has the chance.


Tattoo artist in Clifton Park giving free eyebrows to breast cancer patients

When you think of tattooing, most people see it as a way for people to express themselves through body art. However, one woman is using it to help breast cancer patients feel beautiful.


Persistence pays off for creator of all-weather blanket

The saying is "persistence pays off" and it certainly did in the case of a North Greenbush woman. For years, she had ideas that never quite panned out until now.


Honoring a Saratoga woman's legacy

Friends of Amy Raimo are giving back for a woman they say thrived at helping others.


Mom and daughter's Schenectady dance school gaining fame

Before there were all those dancing shows on TV, there was a local mom and daughter teaching kids to dance. They have former students all over the country putting what they learned at Merritt Dance Center in motion.


Woman's compassionate 'blessing bags' help give back to community

There are many issues in our world and many people who just need a helping hand. One woman is taking it upon herself to help, one event at a time.


Kuhlkin credits bowling with helping to live her dreams

They are places where families and friends would go for fun, camaraderie and a little friendly competition. However, lately, we've seen some local bowling alleys closing their doors. Some say they're victims of the popularity of video games. However, one woman credits bowling with helping her live her dreams.


Organist 'strikes chord' at Rensselaer County church for 80+ years

There is no mistaking the sound of an organ. It is said to be one of the more complex musical instruments.


Woman hopes baseball-themed book can help bridge divides

It was once a catchphrase, but for one local woman, baseball has been very, very good to her. Now she's trying to inspire others -- especially young people -- with a new baseball-themed book she's written.


Woman dedicated to helping immigrants

Our lives take us in a direction sometimes that we don't always understand. But the saying goes, all things happen for a reason -- and for a local woman that means she was meant to help others just like her.


Women representing Capital Region in National Poetry Slam

A group of women will represent Albany in the National Poetry Slam in Chicago on August 13. They are eager to showcase their poems and show the audience the type of talent Albany has to offer.


Persistence to make school intersection safer finally pays off

Sacandaga Road in Scotia is one busy road. Big trucks, cars, Jeeps, and SUVs all come whizzing by. The problem is the road sits just in front of Scotia-Glenville High School. That caused problems for Marina Onderdonk-Milne, a student in a wheelchair, who for years has just wanted to get to school in one piece.


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FBI raids Wilton company run by well-known philanthropists

FBI raids Wilton company run by well-known philanthropists

Clifton Park man accused of ax attack on wife

Clifton Park man accused of ax attack on wife

New York makes progress fighting giant weed with toxic sap

New York makes progress fighting giant weed with toxic sap

Democratic Primary for Cohoes Mayor set to begin

Democratic Primary for Cohoes Mayor set to begin

First lady's spokeswoman to be White House press secretary

Stephanie Grisham

Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

Primary Day elections set to start for mayoral races in Troy and Schenectady

Primary Day elections set to start for mayoral races in Troy and Schenectady

Primary Day polling and hotline information

Primary Day polling and hotline information

Democratic Primary for Albany County Comptroller set to begin

Democratic Primary for Albany County Comptroller set to begin

Portion of Route 9 in Latham reopens after a person was struck by a car

Portion of Route 9 in Latham reopens after a person was struck by a car

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