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National roller-skating champ trains new generation in Rotterdam

National roller-skating champ trains new generation in Rotterdam

Albany woman's compassion helps urban communities deal with grief

Albany woman's compassion helps urban communities deal with grief

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

Longtime Albany furniture store owner retiring

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

Mother-in-law's Alzheimer's diagnosis sparks art project


Woman using alopecia diagnosis to help inspire others

Life at times throws us all a curveball, but it's what we do with it that determines if we knock that ball out of the park.

Woman's career change providing a 'sweet' life

Evelyn Keplinger is living her second life and it is a sweet one! She makes elaborate wedding cakes with so much detail, they're almost too pretty to eat!

Importance of serving community drives sisters to Albany Co. Legislature

When sisters Carolyn McLaughlin and Wanda Faye Willingham were growing up in Albany's South End, the importance of community was instilled at a young age.

Woman turning old pairs of jeans into new memories

Most of us own a couple pair of jeans. When they become worn, we just replace them. However, Pauline Sanders is taking worn jeans and making memories.

Woman's new salsa line turning up the heat

What would you do to live your passion? Kathleen Hallinan Mueller traveled to another country. The result is Tienda Salsita, a new salsa line that is her very own.

Duanesburg salon gives woman with cancer surprise makeover

The doors of Henrietta "Hank" Dunn's beauty salon, Turnpike Tresses in Duanesburg, are closed because she's waiting for an amazing woman to show up -- not just her but her entire team. They anticipate her arrival any minute now.

Albany woman 'whipping' people into shape with organic skin care products

Tiffany Harris' two little girls are the loves of her life, so when she realized both were suffering from eczema, she knew she needed to take action.

Book shines spotlight on resilience of women worldwide

The images capture women across 130 years and 50 countries. They shine a spotlight on the resilience of women in challenging environments across the globe to the activism of women in this country.

Guilderland woman’s financial literacy training helps others change lives

What is your relationship to money - is it simply a currency to pay your bills, a powerful tool to help others or do you live paycheck to paycheck? Those are all the things Choyo Wilson-Daniel of Guilderland had to think about.

Work underway to open shelter keeping female veterans, kids together

According to the Defense Department, women now make up 20 percent of the Air Force, 19 percent of the Navy, 15 percent in the Army and nearly nine percent in the Marine Corps.

Taekwondo Master still breaking boards as 80th birthday nears

Americans are living longer and working longer - so it's no wonder you see them also participating in sports longer. That includes a local woman who won't let age stop her from earning her belts.

Entrepreneur's Troy restaurant has right blend for success

Chances are if you lost your job, the first thing you wouldn't do is go into business for yourself. However, that's exactly what a Troy woman did and people are drinking it up.

Loan fund helping women and minorities start businesses

If you walk down a section of Broadway in Troy, you'll find a number of businesses owned by women.

Guilderland school principal unwittingly rallies community in cancer battle

October is "Breast Cancer Awareness Month," but all semester long, kids at Lynnwood Elementary School in Guilderland have been learning lessons about cancer, not found in a book.

Lenox woman 'ticked-off' by harmful bug sprays creates natural repellent

Tonya Defriest says she is on a mission to protect people. So, in her Lenox, Mass. kitchen, she is mixing up a tick-deterrent brew.

Domestic violence survivor brings her message of hope cross-country

October is "Domestic Violence Awareness Month." For the past three years, one woman has made it her everyday mission to keep the issue in the public eye.

Albany fashion designer turning heads in NYC

This is a very busy week for designer Sherry Ellis of Honey B's Boutiques. The Albany-native has been invited to Fashion Week in New York City as an up-and-coming designer.

Domestic violence survivor shares story to inspire others

Anna Smith is living her best life. She leads a mortgage team at PrimeLending in Saratoga Springs that's been nominated, "Saratoga's Best Lender."

Troy child's death ruled homicide

Troy child's death ruled homicide

Bus with 20 students rolls over in Germantown

Bus with 20 students rolls over in Germantown

Democrats warm up for big debate, unloading on Sanders

The stage is set for a Democratic presidential primary debate, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

'A world of hurt': 39 states to investigate Juul's marketing

File - In this June 17, 2019, file photo, a cashier displays a packet of tobacco-flavored Juul pods at a store in San Francisco. Investigators from 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials announced Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Juul released a statement saying it has halted television, print and digital advertising and eliminated most flavors in response to concerns by government officials and others.  (AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado, File)

Stocks sink, bonds soar on fears virus will stunt economy

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo specialist Erica Fredrickson works with a colleague on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Seven sheep die in Delanson barn fire

Seven sheep die in Delanson barn fire

Pittsfield family quarantined after returning from rural area of China

Pittsfield family quarantined after returning from rural area of China

Trump says 2 justices should sit out cases, but they decide

Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, left, and Sonia Sotomayor discuss the food traditions of the Supreme Court at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

GOP and Dem senators voice concerns about US virus readiness

Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on President Donald Trump's budget request for fiscal year 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the urgent $2.5 billion plan for coronavirus he sent to lawmakers will prepare the nation in case of an outbreak in the U.S. and help other nations unprepared to handle the threat. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

$100k donation to help spruce up Amsterdam park

$100k donation to help spruce up Amsterdam park