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.
What do you think happens to unsold books that stores want to send back to publishers, but publishers don't want to pay the shipping costs? Well, not all can be donated to charity and many will be destroyed. However, Judy Houbre has decided to recycle them, giving them a new life.
Susan Rivers has always had her feet in the environment and her hands on a sewing machine. She's worked for FEMA by profession, but she's never been able to give up life as an artist.
Jacqueline Goralczyk is a renaissance woman. She's had three careers, all with the goal of serving others.
Newly-elected State Senator Michelle Hinchey was born into a political family, and spent time watching her dad connect with people and help them with their problems.
Food is the common denominator that all of us need. For nearly the past 10 years, Natasha Pernicka has been at the helm of a coalition that makes sure people don't go hungry.
Lisa Symington, the new chief of the Mountain View Fire Company in Brunswick, says Wednesday's inauguration is a profound example that women can do anything.
The group 100 Women Who Care is changing the lives of thousands of people in the Capital Region.
They are not first responders or those working on the frontlines, but during this pandemic, they've provided a vital service and helped maintain a sense of normalcy for thousands of school kids.
Karen Macielak owns Bumble B's Ladies' Boutique. They were in Latham's Newton Plaza. However, when the pandemic hit, she had to shut down. She always knew in order for business to survive, she had to grow it online.
Tracy Slocum loves the great outdoors. About three years ago, she set out to combine luxury and fun in a blanket. NewsChannel 13 first brought you her story on the waterproof blankets she designed called Pretty Rugged.
Our world hasn't gotten back to normal yet. However, that hasn't stopped women from moving forward and trying their hands at things they might not have done if this year hadn't been so challenging.
Income inequality can do more than just determine where you live and what you're able to afford. It can also impact the decisions you make, and the consequences of bad decisions can last a lifetime.
NewsChannel 13 first introduced you to Bridget Singh-Liebson in 2017. A native of Guyana, she dreamt of coming to the United States, and her dream came true.
If you've never heard of a social architect, meet Aida Ayuk. The third-year architecture student from RPI, who lives in the DC area, believes in building and repurposing buildings to change people's lives.
October is "National Domestic Violence Awareness Month." According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 20 people per minute on average are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.
As the Director of Disaster and Community Services for Catholic Charities, Wilhelmina Murray-Davis has witnessed what happens to people following a major disaster.
Tyresha Moncrieffe has fond memories of being a kid and enjoying hula-hooping. However, it was something she thought was just child's play. Fast-forward to today, and she's back to hula-hooping. Now her hoops have weights in them, and she's loving it even more.
When CDTA recognized people in the community who have worked hard on behalf of others, Sirena Cordova was one of the recipients of the award, and it's easy to see why.
Nzinga Braswell was a teenager when she left Albany to move to Atlanta. Now at 21, she's an entrepreneur and teaching us all a lesson on how to live your dreams.