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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.

Woman's nature art a beauty to behold

Woman's nature art a beauty to behold


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Local makeup artist's work seen in movies and publications

Local makeup artist's work seen in movies and publications


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

Scholarship program with Capital Region ties transforming lives in Uganda

Woman embodies the true spirit of giving

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.


Woman overcomes weight challenges for better life

She says most of the women in her family were full-figured so she accepted it, until she found herself at nearly 350 pounds.


Women trying to make ancient hymns relevant in modern world

If you're a music lover, you know there are numerous genres and choices. However, there's one category some say is waning. Two area women are trying to change that.


Woman creates art from used tea bags

If you're a tea drinker, you might want to take another look at that used tea bag. A Coxsackie woman has found a way to turn them into art, and she's grabbing the attention of people around the world.


Troy woman combines love of food and history into immersive experience

It’s a win-win for tourists, restaurants and she gets to do something she loves.


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Jury selection begins for last-standing NXIVM defendant

Jury selection begins for last-standing NXIVM defendant

Saratoga Springs murder defendant testifies he thought victim was going to kill him

Saratoga Springs murder defendant testifies he thought victim was going to kill him

DOT reminds motorists to stay alert as construction season begins

DOT reminds motorists to stay alert as construction season begins

Fire destroys Lake George home

Fire destroyed this home on Konci Terrace in Lake George.

Child missing from Saratoga County found safe

Joseph Cohen

Sleepy driver blamed in fiery Albany County crash

Sleepy driver blamed in fiery Albany County crash

Capital Roots looks to make neighborhood cleanups part of regular routine

Capital Roots looks to make neighborhood cleanups part of regular routine

Gov. Cuomo signs plastic bag ban into law

Gov. Cuomo signs plastic bag ban into law

Warren unveils $640 billion college debt forgiveness plan

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during an campaign rally Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Salt Lake City.

Semiconductor firm to buy, expand upstate NY chip plant

Semiconductor firm to buy, expand upstate NY chip plant

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