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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.

Albany woman's restaurant gives soul food tropical flair

Albany woman's restaurant gives soul food tropical flair


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Hair care line helps black women embrace natural beauty

Hair care line helps black women embrace natural beauty


Lansingburgh boutique owner helping women a continent away

Skateboarding helps transform a life in Albany's South End

Woman highlights Troy businesses to help promote community unity

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.


National roller-skating champ trains new generation in Rotterdam

When Dorian Perren was growing up, you could say the most exciting thing was not when she learned to walk, but to roll.


Albany woman's compassion helps urban communities deal with grief

Lisa Good of Albany is a woman who meets people in their darkest hours after they've lost a loved one to violence. If it's hard to imagine how she musters up the courage to do such challenging work, her own story may provide some answers.


Albany mom hopes senseless loss helps save lives of other young men

Losing a child is one of the most painful things a parent can face and when it is the result of gun violence, it seems like such a senseless loss.


Longtime Albany furniture store owner retiring

Virginia Spadaro has been a fixture in the Capital Region for 40 years. Now she's saying goodbye.


Woman on mission to paint different Adirondack scene every day in February

Some people celebrate the beauty of the Adirondacks by pushing themselves to hike all the 46 high peaks, but a former “Today’s Woman” is testing herself by painting a different Adirondack scene every day during the month of February.


Bubbly school crossing guard on mission to brighten Albany kids' day

To some drivers, she's just the school crossing guard at the corner of North Lake and Sherman in Albany, but to the kids of Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys, she's Ms. Lulu.


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Quick action by firefighters saved Rachael Ray's home

Quick action by firefighters saved Rachael Ray's home

Police identify Quail Street shooting victim

Police identify Quail Street shooting victim

1 dead, 4 rescued after gas explosion levels Baltimore homes

Debris and rubble covers the ground in the aftermath of an explosion in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has leveled several homes in the city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Coronavirus infection rate remains below 1% in New York

Coronavirus infection rate remains below 1% in New York

Saratoga Springs YMCA moving cardio equipment outdoors

Saratoga Springs YMCA moving cardio equipment outdoors

It will now be a little easier for YMCA members in Saratoga Springs to grab a workout.

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks with businesses from Saratoga and Lake George regions

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks with businesses from Saratoga and Lake George regions

State police investigating Fulton County crash involving sheriff's deputy

State police investigating Fulton County crash involving sheriff's deputy

New grants available to help small businesses still reopening

New grants available to help small businesses still reopening

Berkshire County man facing charges following shooting

Berkshire County man facing charges following shooting

Cohoes police investigating after shots fired at home

Cohoes police investigating after shots fired at home

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